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3,200-Year-Old Stone Inscription Tells of Trojan Prince, Sea PeopleThe massive stone inscription is written in an ancient language called Luwian that just a few scholars can read and it describes the rise of a powerful kingdom called Mira.
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Nærmer mysteriet om protonens størrelse sig en afklaring?Nye målinger understøtter formodningen om, at protonet er mindre end hidtil antaget, men det er stadig uafklaret, hvorfor forskellige målemetoder giver signifikant forskellige resultater.
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Do earthquakes have a 'tell'?Data scientists and seismologists could potentially forecast strong earthquakes through algorithms designed to detect and monitor 'deep tremor.'
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Good-guy bacteria may help cancer immunotherapies do their jobIndividuals with certain types of bacteria in their gut may be more likely to respond well to cancer immunotherapy, researchers found in a study of patients with metastatic melanoma.
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New 'movie' technique reveals bacterial signalling in sharper resolutionResearchers used a study of the plant-growth promoting bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens to develop an advanced analysis method which, they hope, will increase our capacity to understand plant and human diseases.
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When YouTube Removes Violent Videos, It Impedes JusticeOpinion: Violent footage uploaded from conflict zones can be crucial for prosecuting war criminals.
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Silicon Valley rose as water use restrictions kicked in Enlarge / Satellite measured elevation loss (greatest in the dark blue) between 2011 and 2017. The linear break in color is an inactive fault that walls off part of the aquifer. (credit: ASI/University at Buffalo/NASA-JPL/Caltech/Google Earth/U of Basilicata ) The GRACE satellites are, unfortunately, about to die. The pair of formation-flying gravity sensors has provided revolutionary data over t
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Red deer rut 'spectacle' draws visitors to RSPB MinsmereRSPB Minsmere has about 200 red deer, one of the largest wild herds outside Scotland.
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Vegan’s life upended after Facebook rant about “carnists” killed in Vegas Enlarge / A makeshift memorial for the victims of Sunday night's mass shooting stands at an intersection of the north end of the Las Vegas Strip. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) A 60-year-old Pennsylvania vegan says she's receiving death threats and abusive phone calls—and she's been forced to hide her Mother Nature Vegan Cuisine food truck—following her comments on Facebook mocking the death
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I Wore Google's 'Smart' Jacket of the Mediocre Future All images: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo I sat on the subway, gently petting my denim jacket to skip songs on Spotify, wondering—is this the future? To which I say, I really hope a dongle in my jacket isn’t the future. It’s certainly not the one we were promised. But hold on, I’m getting ahead myself. You might recall that at Google I/O in 2015, the big G’s experimental Advanced Technologies and Projec
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The 7th Continent review: A board game unlike anything you’ve ever played Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com —and let us know what you think. (credit: Serious Poulp) I tend to mutter to myself when I play board games. Working out strategies, crunching numbers, fretting over tactical options—it’s an annoying habit that kicks into overdrive when I’m playing a game solo. (
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Stuff Your Closet With Under Armour Gear During Amazon's One-Day Sale Under Armour Gold Box Amazon’s running a new fitness-focused Gold Box to help you stay active through the holidays, this time with a solid selection of Under Armour apparel for men, women, and kids all marked down to great low prices. Head over to Amazon , and you’ll find deals on shorts, tops, sneakers, and more. Just note that lots of the items have multiple color options once you get to their
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The Hunger for Mystery – Aaron Mahnke (of 'Lore') – Think Again - a Big Think Podcast #119 For thousands of years, all over the world, we've told tales of monsters and the undead. Why? Aaron Mahnke, creator of the 'Lore' podcast, on the hunger for mystery. Read More
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Trump's NASA Pivot Rumors that the Trump administration was more interested in the moon than Mars began circulating days after the inauguration. Leaked memos published in February revealed the president’s advisers wanted NASA to send astronauts there by 2020, one part in a bigger plan to focus on activities near Earth rather than missions deeper in the solar system. Vice President Mike Pence spoke vaguely of a retu
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Scientists Somehow Just Discovered a New System of Vessels in Our Brains You are now among the first people to see the brain’s lymphatic system. The vessels in the photo above transport fluid that is likely crucial to metabolic and inflammatory processes. Until now, no one knew for sure that they existed. Doctors practicing today have been taught that there are no lymphatic vessels inside the skull. Those deep-purple vessels were seen for the first time in images publ
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Can a Gluten Free Diet Help with Thyroid Disease?A lot of patient-run websites insist that eliminating gluten is essential for treating thyroid disease. What's the evidence to support this advice? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Five advanced Chromecast hacks to level up your streaming experience DIY Get more from your television. A Chromecast displays a simple, humble exterior. But within, Google's streaming device has clever features to let you supercharge your casting.
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Anna and the Apocalypse: A zombie-Christmas-high school musical can’t be this good The trailer for Anna and the Apocalypse. AUSTIN, Texas—Even if it looks straight out of the DCOM (Disney Channel original movie) playbook, do not be fooled by the familiar bubblegum-ness of Anna and the Apocalypse 's first 15 minutes. Yes, likable young people fill in various archetypes, from the artistic outcast to the popular jerk to the nice-guy best friend who'll forever be "just friends" wit
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Minder fra en AmerikarejseUndergrundstog, skyskrabere og boder, hvor man kunne »kaste til Maals efter Negre«, var nogle af de rejseoplevelser ingeniør E. Suenson berettede om i Ingeniøren fra sin rejse til New York i 1912.
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Global Health: As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle PlanIn a deal similar to the one that turned the tide against AIDS, manufacturers and charities will make chemotherapy drugs available in six poor countries at steep discounts.
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Why a Congressional Ban on Bump Stocks Is Unlikely Just when it seemed that even the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history could not shake the immovable stalemate over gun rights in Congress, a strange thing happened: Republicans started talking about tightening regulations on firearms. In the days since a gunman identified as Stephen Paddock killed 59 people and injured hundreds more at a Las Vegas outdoor concert, a surprising number of GOP l
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'After, I feel ecstatic and emotional': could virtual reality replace therapy? If you’ve got acrophobia, paranoia, fear of flying, PTSD, even depression, software could soon be the solution Leslie Channell admits he’s not a typical case for treatment. Channell, known to everybody as Chann, is a registered pilot who served 24 years in the army working on Apache helicopters. Chann also happens to be scared of heights. He doesn’t mind flying planes or sitting on the side of th
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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending October 7, 2017)This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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Wayne McGregor: Autobiography review – a mind-boggling mix of science and sorcery Sadler’s Wells, London Beginning by sequencing his own genome, the maverick choreographer has fashioned a show that is mysteriously beautiful and curiously frustrating Wayne McGregor’s titles are rarely straightforward. Compared with works such as Tetractys , Infra and Obsidian Tear , his latest show, Autobiography, sounds pretty unambiguous. It is however entirely typical of him that the piece o
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Topchef: Fire tip til ledere med store egoer Tre gange er det svenske konsulentfirma kåret til den bedste arbejdsplads i Europa og fire gange til Sveriges bedste. Den administrerende direktør i Cygni, Jon Persson, leverer fire råd til at løfte niveauet for ledelse. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/topchef-fire-tip-ledere-med-store-egoer-10393 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Study: Great white sharks are swimming farther and deeperThe movements of great white sharks in the Pacific and Indian oceans have long been the subject of academic study, but new research is just starting to shed light on the behavior of their Atlantic Ocean counterparts.
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Winds, floods and fire: US ties record for costly weatherHowling winds, deadly floods, fire and ice so far this year have pushed the U.S. into a tie for weather disasters that topped $1 billion in damages.
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DTU tabte veterinærberedskabet – måske var det også meningenDTU Veterinærinstituttet havde i flere år kaldt beredskabet en underskudsforretning, og nu manglede Statens Serum Institut penge. Så et konkurrenceudbud kom måske meget belejligt.
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Dansk cykelhit afviser - delvist - anklager om kopidesignMate.bike giver sig selv 3,5 på en skala fra 1 til 10, om hvorvidt firmaets cykel er dansk kvalitet og design, som de har markedsført sig på.
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California bullet train staff recommend German operatorThe agency overseeing California's bullet train project recommended Friday that a U.S. subsidiary of a German rail company design and operate a train segment from the Central Valley to Silicon Valley in its early stages.
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Vets nurse sick bobcat, return it to park where it's neededA few minutes before they opened the pet carrier on a sandy trail near the beach, the veterinarians heard a piercing growl from inside the cage. Their patient was ready to go home.
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Obama makes impassioned plea for clean energy in ArgentinaFormer US president Barack Obama made an impassioned plea on Friday for the world to embrace clean energy and overcome climate change at a gathering of experts in Argentina.
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Hurricane survivors swap Caribbean seas for English peasWhen they signed up to study in the Caribbean they thought they were heading for an island paradise. But when Hurricane Irma devastated Sint Maarten, they ended up being transferred to drizzly northern England instead.
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Facts About BerylliumBeryllium is one of the lightest metals and has one of the highest melting points among the light metals.
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GM Apples That Don’t Brown to Reach U.S. Shelves This FallCan genetic modification appeal to consumers? A new apple will test the market.
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Biometric Identifies You in a HeartbeatLike fingerprints and facial recognition, the shape and beat of your heart can be used to verify your identity. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Cannabis consumption increases violent behavior in young people in psychiatric careA new study on cannabis use that involved 1,136 patients (from 18 to 40 years of age) with mental illnesses who had been seen five times during the year after discharge from a psychiatric hospital demonstrates that sustained used of cannabis is associated with an increase in violent behavior in young people. Moreover, the association between persistent cannabis use and violence is stronger than th
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DNA damage caused by cancer treatment reversed by ZATT proteinAn international team has discovered a new way that cells fix an important and dangerous type of DNA damage known as a DNA-protein cross-link (DPC). The researchers found that a protein named ZATT can eliminate DPCs with the help of another protein, TDP2.
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Preeclampsia triggered by an overdose of gene activityPreclampsia, the most dangerous form of hypertension during a pregnancy, is known to originate in the placenta. But the root causes remain largely a mystery. Findings reveal that it is not a single disease caused solely by genetic factors: Epigenetically regulated genes play an important role. The research team also developed an in vitro model of the disorder which demonstrates the dysregulation o
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Deer prefer native plants leaving lasting damage on forestsWhen rampant white-tailed deer graze in forests, they prefer to eat native plants over certain unpalatable invasive plants, such as garlic mustard and Japanese stiltgrass. These eating habits lower native plant diversity and abundance, while increasing the proportion of plant communities made up of non-native species, according to a new study.
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New electro-organic synthesis allows sustainable and green production of fine chemicalsScientists have succeeded in developing a state-of-the-art and innovative electro-organic synthesis.
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DNA barcoding technology helping monitor health of all-important boreal forestThe Boreal forest is essential to Canada and the world, storing carbon, purifying water and air and regulating climate. But keeping tabs on the health of this vulnerable biome has proven to be a painstaking and time-consuming undertaking - until now. Cutting-edge DNA metabarcoding technology can help speed up and improve the monitoring process, according to a new study.
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A dash of gold improves microlasersBy attaching gold nanoparticles to the surface of a microlaser, researchers demonstrated a frequency comb that takes up less space and requires 1000 times less power than current comb technology.
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Connecting the DotsNuclear physicists are using America’s most powerful supercomputers to characterize behavior of objects, from subatomic neutrons to neutron stars, that differ dramatically in size yet are closely connected by physics.
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Planning for the futureOver the past decade, increasing temperatures across much of Africa and decreasing rainfall across East Africa have come to represent an alarming climate trend. Chief among concerns is the impact such conditions have on human health.
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Senate Intelligence Officials Plan to Question Treasury Department Over 'Alarming' Surveillance Report Photo: Getty US officials are denying accusations raised in an incredible BuzzFeed News report published Friday, in which a senior US Treasury official accused the intelligence arm of the Treasury Department of illegally spying on US citizens. A Senate source now tells Gizmodo that department officials may be called to brief the Senate Intelligence Committee over the matter. The Treasury official
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Amazon Makes Their Own iPhone Headphone Dongle Now, and It's Smaller and Cheaper Than Belkin's AmazonBasics Lightning Audio Dongle , $30 Belkin and Apple finally started shipping a dongle that lets you use wired headphones and charge your iPhone 7, 8, or X at the same time. The problem, it’s $35, and it’s entirely too large for the role it serves. Luckily, Amazon recently started making their own; it’s $5 cheaper right now , and much, much sleeker.
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The Atlantic Daily: Rules and Religion What We’re Following Religious Liberty: In a government-wide memo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed U.S. agencies to give greater weight to religious-liberty claims for exemption from federal laws and regulations. The new guidance is intended to protect religious liberty, but risks leaving women and LGBT Americans more vulnerable to discrimination. Accordingly, the Trump administration a
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Bethesda: Anti-Nazi game wasn’t meant to “incite political discussions” Video captured/edited by Mark Walton. Bethesda, publisher of the upcoming shooting game Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus , has issued a formal response to decidedly informal (and largely anonymous) criticisms surrounding the anti-Nazi game. In doing so, however, the company has made the curious decision to try to absolve itself of particularly political overtones. The game's latest advertising ca
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Fearsome Plague Epidemic Strikes MadagascarIn a way reminiscent of the early days of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak, a disease that is normally rural has reached cities and is spreading rapidly.
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The Atlantic's Week in Culture Don’t Miss What Harvey Weinstein’s Apology Reveals — Megan Garber writes that Weinstein responded to an article reporting “decades of sexual harassment accusations” against the mogul with a statement that perfectly captures this chaotic moment in American culture. Katie Posner The Business of Creativity The Curious Life of an Extra — Danielle Sepulveres played bystanders and party guests for a te
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Tesla delays truck launch, eyes battery power for Puerto RicoTesla said Friday it was delaying the planned launch of its electric transport truck, diverting resources to step up production of its Model 3 sedan and to produce batteries for storm-ravaged Puerto Rico.
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Coal miners shift to beekeepingFormer coal miners or citizens whose lives have been shaped by the coal mining industry in southern West Virginia spent their summer learning how to establish and operate bee colonies thanks to help from the University of Delaware's Debbie Delaney.
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Nate could hit the Gulf Coast as a hurricane on Saturday night Environment Residents should take necessary precautions despite the storm's uncertain intensity Tropical Storm Nate could strike the northern Gulf Coast as a hurricane this weekend.
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Tesla Model 3 Production Is Jammed Up Because Parts Are Being Handmade: Report (UPDATED) Photo: Tesla This week, Tesla reported only making 260 Model 3s since launching production of the all-electric sedan in July—roughly 80 percent under a promised goal of 1,500 in that span. On Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported the source of the issue: major portions of the car were still being banged out by hand as recent as September. Citing unnamed people familiar with the matter, the WSJ
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Cops Arrest Florida Man Over Parody Account That Allegedly Hurt Police Department's 'Brand' Photo: AP A Florida man has been arrested for running a parody Twitter account impersonating a Miami Beach Police Department spokesperson—a story we’ve already seen play out with two similar cases over the past few years. Although it has never ended well for authorities, police officers arrested 48-year-old Ernesto Orsetti on Wednesday at his Miami Beach home, the Miami New Times reports. MBPD Ch
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This Bronx Detective Doesn't Want Bureaucracy Getting In The Way Of His Police Work Street Justice: The Bronx | Tuesdays 9p Detective Ralph Friedman prefers to be on the streets catching bad guys, not holed up in the precinct in meetings. 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.com/Discovery
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Our Nearest Neighboring Star Might Have Been Stolen From Somewhere Else Image: Hubble /Flickr Less than five light years away sit three stars orbiting each other. You probably remember that one of them, Proxima Centauri, has a planet orbiting in its habitable zone—which got us really excited about the possibility of life. But what if that star was stolen? That’s a real possibility, according to new evidence from a pair of scientists from the University of Hertfordshi
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Why Do So Many Americans Win the Nobel Prize? Why Do So Many Americans Win the Nobel Prize? According to experts, it's strong historic investment in basic science, academic freedom for researchers and patience to see results. Zika-by-Cryo-EM.jpg A representation of the surface of the Zika virus, made using the cryo-electron microscopy technique in 2016, developed by a team led by Purdue University researchers. Image credits: Purdue Universit
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Reverse, Reverse Today in 5 Lines The Trump administration issued new regulations exempting employers from covering contraceptives if they object on moral or religious grounds, reversing the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a government-wide memo reinforcing protections for religious liberties. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is reportedly expected to plead guilty to ch
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Jony Ive Is a Human Man With Good Taste in Shoes Photo: Getty NEAR AN ART GALLERY IN CHELSEA - It was an unseasonably warm October afternoon, and Jony Ive was about to go on stage with The New Yorker’ s David Remnick to talk about who knows what. I got there early, chugged a ginger ale, and hustled past a buffet of expensive-looking sushi to get a seat in the front row of the garage-like event space. My stomach felt queasy but not because of th
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Bird Photobombs the Space Station and Sun in Awesome PhotoPhotographers with the European Space Agency hoping to spot the International Space Station crossing the face of the sun got more than they bargained for when a bird joined the party.
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How Bad the Opioid Epidemic Really Is in 6 Simple ChartsDrug overdose deaths are now the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., surpassing peak annual deaths caused by car accidents, guns and HIV infection.
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From disasters to freight, this driverless fuel cell platform has it covered General Motors On Monday , General Motors gave us a quick look at a new fuel cell EV platform it's developing, called SURUS. It stands for Silent Utility Rover Universal Superstructure, and it's a large driverless vehicle—about the size of a shipping container—that GM thinks could work in a range of applications, including mobile and emergency power generation, cargo delivery, and even military u
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This Anime-Style Game of Thrones Opening Is Eerily Perfect GIF Game of Thrones ’ vast popularity has lead to countless re-imaginings of the series—from ‘60s drama , to quirky sitcom , and much more. But in all honesty, deep within the heart of Game of Thrones is a really good, batshit insane three-season anime series, and this fan-made opening proves it. YouTuber Malec ’s hilariously over-the-top video isn’t just a love letter to Game of Thrones , it’s a
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Take a Number: Researchers Predict a Quarter-Million New Cases of Breast Cancer in the U.S.More than 40,000 women will die from the disease in 2017, the American Cancer Society projects. Racial disparities persist but are “not inevitable.”
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Trilobites: Many of Florida’s Sea Turtle Nests Were Destroyed by Hurricane IrmaThe storm obliterated nests during what scientists had hoped would be a record year for leatherback and green turtles.
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In Hong Kong, Folk Remedies Are Sickening PatientsPathologists at Princess Margaret Hospital discovered more than 1,200 adulterants in supposedly natural supplements, including drugs and animal tissue.
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Info From 15 Million Breached Kickstarter and Bitly Accounts Is Now Publicly Available [Updated] Probably this guy’s fault This morning I got two friendly alerts from Have I Been Pwned , a free service that tracks data breaches and tells you if your info was exposed. It told me that my old passwords for Kickstarter and Bitly, breached in 2014, were now publicly available (though encrypted) online. Bitly (the URL shortener) and Kickstarter (the slim-wallet store) had announced these breaches
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Like Fly, Like Human Like Fly, Like Human How an early bird grandmother helped prove that Nobel Prize-winning fruit fly research matters for human health. sleepcycle_final.jpg Image credits: Original images: Mr. Aukid Phumsirichat via Shutterstock and Nika Art via Shutterstock . Composite image: Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator. Human Friday, October 6, 2017 - 15:45 Nala Rogers, Staff Writer (Inside Science) -- In t
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US Navy Dolphins to Capture Vaquitas to Save Them from ExtinctionThe dolphins and their trainers will search for the endangered porpoises and enclose them in a protected pen.
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Escape from NY (Comic Con) with Amazon's Puzzle ChallengeA unique experience at New York Comic Con allows visitors to sample the pulse-pounding adventures of a fictional CIA agent firsthand.
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Why Did FEMA Remove Stats About Puerto Rico's Recovery? In the aftermath of a major disaster, the federal government plays two essential roles: Get material help to the victims, and convey a sense of comfort and support. Should either of those not go according to plan, there’s always a third option: Quietly disappear anything that might reflect poorly. With the post-Hurricane Maria relief effort in Puerto Rico still a long way from complete, there are
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Mars study yields clues to possible cradle of lifeThe discovery of evidence for ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars identifies an area on the planet that may offer clues about the origin of life on Earth. The research offers evidence that these deposits were formed by heated water from a volcanically active part of the planet's crust entering the bottom of a large sea long ago.
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Richard Branson Doubles Down on this 1931 Prediction It turns out Winston Churchill wrote an essay of predictions titled 'Fifty Years Hence'—and while he was off on the timing, some are finally coming true. Read More
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Europe’s Stone Age fishers used beeswax to make a pointLate Stone Age Europeans made spears with beeswax adhesive.
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Paving the way for a lithium battery that uses an asphalt electrode The asphalt-derived material before (left) and after it has been coated with lithium. (credit: Tour Group, Rice University ) Most of the batteries we use, from our cell phones to our cars, rely on using lithium ions. As a result, their capacity is largely a product of how much lithium you can stuff into a given volume. Obviously, using a pure lithium electrode would provide the highest density po
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AIM Was Perfect, and Now It Will Die You kids don’t understand. You could never understand. You walk around in habitats of text, pop-up cathedrals of social language whose cornerstone is the rectangle in your pocket. The words and the alert sounds swirl around you and you know how to read them and hear them because our culture—that we made—taught you how. We were the first generation to spend two hours typing at our closest friends
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Mars study yields clues to possible cradle of lifeThe discovery of evidence for ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars identifies an area on the planet that may offer clues about the origin of life on Earth.
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House Republicans and the Trump Administration Are Waging a War on Wildlife A male black-backed woodpecker, which was rejected from being listed as an endangered species. Too bad, lil bud. Photo: AP The war on wildlife is fast becoming a thing. This week, the U.S. government unleashed a flurry of activity that puts furry friends along with plants, fish, insects and a host of other species at risk. House Republicans introduced a bill this week that would weaken the Endang
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What’s a Science Reporter to Do When Sound Evidence Isn’t Sound?I knew this article — about the alleged “sonic attack” at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba — would be very different than the ones I usually write. There was not even an official medical report.
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DNA barcoding technology helping monitor health of all-important boreal forestThe Boreal forest is essential to Canada and the world, storing carbon, purifying water and air and regulating climate. But keeping tabs on the health of this vulnerable biome has proven to be a painstaking and time-consuming undertaking - until now.
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Physicists, engineers to build next-generation MRI brain scannerFunctional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, has transformed our view of the brain, allowing researchers to pinpoint areas associated with everything from depression and dementia to playing chess and engaging in sex.
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Seal pups get separated from their mums by icebreaker shipsWhen icebreakers push through the sea ice on which Caspian seals nurse their young, mothers and pups flee and often get separated in the confusion
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James Gunn and Other Top Directors Call on TV Makers to Finally Kill the ‘Soap Opera Effect’ GIF GIF Source: Marvel Studios It’s commonly known as the “sports effect,” the “soap opera effect,” “motion smoothing,” or “motion interpolation” and it makes sports on your TV look great, while movies look... weird. TV manufacturers turn this setting on by default and all too often it just gets left that way. Now, James Gunn is getting his Hollywood buddies to help rally against it. On Thursday,
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Decorate For All of the Holidays In Seconds With This Affordable Projector Vansky Holiday Light , $37 with code 2A4TNTC3 The holidays are coming up, and you want to show the neighborhood that you’re not a fun-hating Scrooge. The problem: You’re very busy and/or lazy, and putting up actual decorations is just too much work. Enter projector lights . These really took hold in the form of red and green laser lights around Christmas over the past few years, but now, they wor
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Asymmetric sound absorption lets in the lightMany asymmetric absorbers are currently based on a single-port system, where sound enters one side and is absorbed before a rigid wall. In this design, however, light and air are unable to pass through the system. But new research shows that asymmetric absorption can be realized within a straight transparent waveguide.
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Exotic quantum particle observed in bilayer graphenePhysicists have definitively observed an intensely studied anomaly in condensed matter physics -- the even-denominator fractional quantum Hall state -- via transport measurement in bilayer graphene.
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Genetic body/brain connection identified in genomic region linked to autismFor the first time, Whitehead Institute scientists have documented a direct link between deletions in two genes--fam57ba and doc2a--in zebrafish and certain brain and body traits, such as seizures, hyperactivity, large head size, and increased fat content. Both genes reside in the 16p11.2 region of the genome, which has been linked to multiple brain and body disorders in humans, including autism s
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Antibiotics for dental procedures linked to superbug infection, study showsDental procedures are an overlooked source of antibiotic prescribing, which is a concern as these medications increase the risk of developing C. difficile, according to an IDWeek study.
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Puppies are the culprits behind a 12-state diarrhea disaster Animals A bacteria in their poop has already sent 13 people to the hospital. Everything pure gets taken away from you eventually. Today, the casualty is puppies.
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New Dean of USC Medical School FiredRohit Varma's termination, following the recent resignation of his predecessor over misbehavior, came as the Los Angeles Times prepared to report on a 2003 sexual harassment case.
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Scientists Find Incredibly Well-Preserved Organs (And Frog Parts) Inside 35 Million-Year-Old Salamander Mummy Tisser et al, PeerJ (2017) Luck doesn’t strike daily. Sometimes you lose your wallet, trip up the stairs, get into a car accident, or drop your iPhone and crack the screen. But sometimes you get lucky. Your scratch off card has a five dollar prize. You find out that your young nephew, not your dog, ate the dark chocolate bar whose wrapper is sitting on your floor. And sometimes you find frog bone
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New ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Trailer: Can the Sequel Live Up to the Original?Do fans want a follow-up to Guillermo del Toro's monsters-and-mechs fave, or would it be better to cancel the apocalypse?
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Infotainment bad, blind spot and lane-departure warnings good, studies say Enlarge (credit: Volvo) Infotainment systems in new cars are getting too complex, according to a study commissioned by the AAA Foundation. The research, which tested 30 different 2017 model year vehicles, found that many functions—most notably entering a new navigation destination—are so distracting that they should not be performed by the driver while the vehicle is in motion. So it's good to kn
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Iran Deal Has 'Implications for the Credibility' of the U.S., EU Ambassador Says Next week President Trump is expected to decertify Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, leaving it to Congress to decide what to do about the nuclear deal with the Islamic republic. Congress would then have 60 days to decide whether to reimpose nuclear sanctions on Tehran—a move that could mean an end to the multilateral agreement. The European Union, France, Germany, th
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Religious Liberty or Discrimination? Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a government-wide memo to bolster federal protections for religious liberties on Friday, a move that could also weaken the federal government’s ability to prevent gender and LGBT discrimination. In the 25-page memo, Sessions outlines 20 principles of religious liberty for federal departments and agencies to observe. The principles don’t create new protections
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Toronto Zoo's tumbling panda cubsThe Canadian zoo releases a compilation video of their giant panda cubs falling and tumbling.
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John Kelly's Hacked Phone Could Be a Major National Security IssueWhen the former head of the Department of Homeland Security and current White House Chief of Staff's personal smartphone gets hacked, nothing good can happen.
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YouTube Videos About Las Vegas Massacre Blocked From Making Money, and Casey Neistat Got Pissed [Update: Some Have Ads] Casey Neistat is miffed. On October 2 he took to YouTube (the video above) to announce a GoFundMe fundraiser for the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas. He added that any ad revenue earned from the video’s 1.3 million and counting views would go directly to the victims as well. YouTube, citing a policy that all videos related to tragedy are demonetized, pulled ads from the video. On October 5 N
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Cannabis consumption increases violent behaviour in young people in psychiatric careA new study on cannabis use that involved 1,136 patients (from 18 to 40 years of age) with mental illnesses who had been seen five times during the year after discharge from a psychiatric hospital demonstrates that sustained used of cannabis is associated with an increase in violent behaviour in young people. Moreover, the association between persistent cannabis use and violence is stronger than t
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5 Key Findings from the Longest-Running Study on Human Development Following 14,000 people since the 1940s, these cohort studies offer insights into parenting, education, health, and the impact of poverty. Read More
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Injectable ‘Elastic Glue’ Seals Wounds in Just 60 Seconds The substance, called MeTro, is injected directly on the wound and then sealed with UV light. (Image: University of Sydney) An innovative surgical glue developed by researchers from the United States and Australia seals wounds quickly and without the need for staples or stitches. The squirtable substance could eventually be used in surgeries and in emergency situations, though it still needs to b
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Badass Trucker Nails the Gnarliest Right-Hand Turn You’ve Ever Seen GIF Those towering wind turbines that are slowly starting to cover countrysides around the world don’t just show up overnight—and they’re definitely not dropped in place by a helicopter. They arrive on trucks in pieces—staggeringly massive pieces—that test the skills of drivers navigating roads not designed to accommodate 200-foot long trailers. Even with the ability to independently steer the tr
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DNA barcoding technology helping monitor health of all-important boreal forestThe Boreal forest is essential to Canada and the world, storing carbon, purifying water and air and regulating climate. But keeping tabs on the health of this vulnerable biome has proven to be a painstaking and time-consuming undertaking - until now.Cutting-edge DNA metabarcoding technology developed by the University of Guelph can help speed up and improve the monitoring process, according to a n
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Madagascar in panic amid raging “double plague” outbreak; dozens dead Enlarge / A man wearing a face mask works in Antananarivo, Madagascar, as plague spreads rapidly in cities across the country. (credit: Getty | Anadolu ) An unusually deadly seasonal outbreak of plague has gripped the island nation of Madagascar. As of Friday, 258 have been sickened and 36 have died just since August, according to Madagascar’s Ministry of Public Health . To try to stifle the spre
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Mattel Cancels AI Speaker for Kids After Lawmakers Demand Answers Image: Mattel / Gizmodo Mattel is cancelling Aristotle, a device described as “ Alexa for kids ,” after facing criticism from lawmakers and parents’ groups. In a statement, Mattel said Aristotle did not “fully align with Mattel’s new technology strategy” and would not bring the device to market “as part of an ongoing effort to deliver the best possible connected product experience to the consumer
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The Case for 'Thoughts and Prayers'—Even If You Don't Believe in God Many Americans seem eager this week to see the phrase “thoughts and prayers” die a good platitude’s death. After the worst mass shooting in U.S. history took the lives of 59 Las Vegas concertgoers Sunday night, a sentiment meant to express solidarity sounded to some like cold comfort. When tweeted by elected officials who could feasibly pass tighter gun-control laws, the phrase struck people as n
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Photos of the Week: 9/30–10/6 The continuing battle against ISIS in Iraq, much-needed aid reaches some far-flung corners of Puerto Rico, horror and mourning in Las Vegas, legal same-sex weddings in Germany, Serbian paprika, and much more.
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DNA damage caused by cancer treatment reversed by ZATT proteinAn international team led by scientists at the National Institutes of Health is the first to discover a new way that cells fix an important and dangerous type of DNA damage known as a DNA-protein cross-link (DPC). The researchers found that a protein named ZATT can eliminate DPCs with the help of another protein, TDP2.
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New electro-organic synthesis allows sustainable and green production of fine chemicalsIn the cooperative EPSYLON research project, scientists from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and Evonik Performance Materials GmbH have succeeded in developing a state-of-the-art and innovative electro-organic synthesis.
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Business urged to take govt role in clean energy questThe global fight for clean energy rests with businesses and ordinary people as governments lag behind, experts told an environmental conference in Argentina Friday ahead of a keynote speech by former US president Barack Obama.
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Team develops cutting-edge lubricant technologies to improve gas mileage, reduce wearResearchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have developed a pipeline of new vehicle lubricant technologies that lower greenhouse gas emissions, reduce wear and improve gas mileage, as part of an 18-year collaboration with ESL TEKnologies and its predecessor companies in Dallas.
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Windows Mixed Reality headsets expected to sell pretty well—or quite badly Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Depending on which analysts you choose to believe, Windows Mixed Reality headsets will either sell strongly, outselling the Oculus Rift by two-to-one and the HTC Vive by ten-to-fifteen percent in the fourth quarter... or get off to a slow start, with VR remaining niche. On the more upbeat side is market research firm SuperData . SuperData points to the advantages of Mi
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Review of Dakota Access oil pipeline to extend into springThe Army Corps of Engineers says it likely will take until April to finish court-ordered additional environmental study of the Dakota Access pipeline.
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Ocean meeting raises over $7 billion for marine protectionA global conference to better protect marine life has raised more than $7 billion and won commitments to protect huge swathes of the Earth's oceans.
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Netflix shares stream to all-time highsShares of Netflix are streaming to new highs a day after the company announced its first true price hike in years.
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Harvey Weinstein, Jay-Z, and the Misuse of Art Jay-Z’s “4:44” is an uncomfortable listen because it makes you feel as though you’re intruding on someone else’s privacy. The lyrics are one man’s apology to his wife for breaking her heart, to a specific group of women for using them, and to no one else. The listener might relate to the betrayal, the intimacy, and the regret on display, but certain lines just aren’t for the taking. “I apologize
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NASA analyzes Tropical Storm NateNASA's Aqua satellite and NOAA's GOES East satellite provided imagery of Tropical Storm Nate affecting Nicaragua and extending into the Caribbean Sea.
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Deer prefer native plants leaving lasting damage on forestsWhen rampant white-tailed deer graze in forests, they prefer to eat native plants over certain unpalatable invasive plants, such as garlic mustard and Japanese stiltgrass. These eating habits lower native plant diversity and abundance, while increasing the proportion of plant communities made up of non-native species, according to a new study.
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Research may lead to improvements in water use for crop irrigationTwo papers published in Irrigation and Drainage may help improve estimates of water requirements for crops, which will save water and minimize losses, allowing more land to be irrigated and subsequently more food to be produced.
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A dash of gold improves microlasersGold. The word brings to mind wedding rings, buried treasure and California in the 1840's. But when gold is reduced to 1/100,000 the size of a human hair, it takes on an entirely new personality.
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New electro-organic synthesis allows sustainable and green production of fine chemicalsIn the cooperative EPSYLON research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, scientists from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and Evonik Performance Materials GmbH have developed a state-of-the-art and innovative electro-organic synthesis method.
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Asymmetric sound absorption lets in the lightIf you've ever lived in an apartment building or stayed in a hotel room, you are probably familiar with the inconvenience of inadequate sound absorption. Acoustic absorption refers to the absorption of sound energy by a material. Whether it's to improve acoustics or to prevent noisy neighbors, sound absorption has multiple applications in engineering and architecture, which can be improved by asym
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California won’t require Uber, Lyft drivers to be fingerprinted Enlarge (credit: Alan Levine ) California regulators won't require ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft to get fingerprinted as part of their background checks to operate in the Golden State. Taxi drivers, however, must be fingerprinted in California. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which regulates the ride-hailing industry, said that "after much consideration and debate,"
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Alexa's Search by Lyrics Is One of the Echo's Best Lesser-Known Features In case you didn’t know, Alexa can help you find that one song with those one lyrics that go sort of like “blah blah blah” or whatever. All you have to do is say, “Alexa, play the song that goes [insert the few lyrics you know here],” and she’ll find it easy-peasy. Pretty handy when you’ve got an enjoyable earworm inside your brain and you just can’t seem to remember what that song is called. Thi
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NASA analyzes Tropical Storm NateNASA's Aqua satellite and NOAA's GOES East satellite provided imagery of Tropical Storm Nate affecting Nicaragua and extending into the Caribbean Sea.
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A dash of gold improves microlasersBy attaching gold nanoparticles to the surface of a microlaser, researchers in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering demonstrated a frequency comb that takes up less space and requires 1000 times less power than current comb technology.
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New studies add to understanding of treatments for Barrett's esophagusThe October issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy features several new studies evaluating various treatments for Barrett's esophagus (BE). BE is a condition in which there are unusual changes to the cells lining the esophagus. It is believed to be most commonly due to inflammation from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Sometimes these changes may be considered precancerous. Endoscopic tre
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Deer prefer native plants leaving lasting damage on forestsWhen rampant white-tailed deer graze in forests, they prefer to eat native plants over certain unpalatable invasive plants, such as garlic mustard and Japanese stiltgrass. These eating habits lower native plant diversity and abundance, while increasing the proportion of plant communities made up of non-native species, according to a new study.
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Hepatitis A Spreads Through San Diego: Why It's So Hard to StopMore than 480 people in San Diego have become infected with hepatitis A over the last 10 months. But why is it so hard to stop?
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How Animals and Plants Weather HurricanesStudies suggest not all critters fare well in extreme weather, though some thrive.
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Plague Spreads in Madagascar: What's Causing This Deadly Outbreak?More than 30 people in Madagascar have died from an outbreak of the plague, and nearly 200 have fallen ill since August, according to news reports.
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Q&A: Can Rabbits Escape Roadkill?While they are speedy and can look in both directions, rabbits are not immune to highway death.
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Should You Leave Grandma With The Robot? Once a technology that treats emotions as data becomes pervasive, we may soon find that data is the only aspect of emotion we come to recognize or value, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. (Image credit: iStock)
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How to Escape a Death Spiral “Death spiral!” President Trump tweeted in May, about the Affordable Care Act. It had been a common accusation of Republicans even earlier. Media , pundits , and think tanks all weighed in on whether or not the label applies to Obamacare and its health-care exchanges. More From Our Partners The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball Oil Barrels Aren't Real Anymore The Thunderstorm Whisperers Today, d
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19 items to elevate your binge watching Gadgets A collection of gear to help make every episode feel like a season finale. These TV improvements, couch accessories, and snack essentials will make your day watching an entire season of Parks and Rec even better.
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Lunar volcanoes and lava lakes gave the early moon an atmosphereThe same volcanic eruptions that made the dark patches we can see on the moon spewed out enough hot gas to create an atmosphere billions of years ago
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Research may lead to improvements in water use for crop irrigationTwo papers published in Irrigation and Drainage may help improve estimates of water requirements for crops, which will save water and minimize losses, allowing more land to be irrigated and subsequently more food to be produced.
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Asymmetric sound absorption lets in the lightMany asymmetric absorbers are currently based on a single-port system, where sound enters one side and is absorbed before a rigid wall. In this design, however, light and air are unable to pass through the system. But new research shows that asymmetric absorption can be realized within a straight transparent waveguide. The waveguide allows light transmission and air flow through the absorber, and
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Lifestyle changes can close regional obesity gap, study findsLifestyle differences are to blame for regional variation in obesity rates in Scotland, research from the University of Edinburgh has found. Genetic factors cannot completely explain why obesity is more common in some areas and not others, scientists say.
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Heavy storms lash Poland, leaving 2 dead and 39 injuredPolish officials say that a heavy storm that ravaged parts of western Poland has killed two people and injured 39.
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Murdoch's UK firm pays damages to ex-spy in hacking scandalRupert Murdoch's British newspaper company has agreed to pay damages to a former intelligence officer whose computer was hacked by detectives working for Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World tabloid, lawyers said Friday.
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UK teen pleads guilty to hacking CIA chief's computerA British teenager has admitted trying to hack into the computers of the director of the CIA and other U.S. government officials.
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AOL Instant Messenger to sign offAOL Instant Messenger, one of the pioneering chat applications of the internet's early days, will be shut down December 15, the company said Friday.
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The winner is… Jetpack! Big congrats to Team Jetpack! It seems this is our players’ future gadget of choice. Maybe we can look forward to a day when you’ll see one among Eyewire’s merchandise. Good job, everyone, and we’ll see you again for another VS in two weeks. Enjoy your bonuses! Artwork by Daniela Gamba
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Trump Administration Rescinds Obamacare Birth Control MandateMove lets employers cut contraceptive care from insurance benefits -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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When Real-Life Female Friendships are Tough, Games Can HelpIn the absence of satisfying friendships with other women, I've found that games like 'Uncharted: The Lost Legacy' and 'Life is Strange: Before the Storm' are modeling nuanced female relationships.
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The Swamp Lover A number of writings by Henry David Thoreau appeared in The Atlantic in its early years. The month after his death from tuberculosis in May 1862, the magazine published “ Walking ,” which extols the virtues of “sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements,” and laments the inevitable expansion of private property into the wilderness. In
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Walden Wasn’t Thoreau’s Masterpiece In late 1849, two years after Henry David Thoreau left Walden Pond—where he had lived for two years, two months, and two days in a cabin that he had built himself—he began the process of completely reorienting his life again. His hermit-style interlude at the pond had attracted quite a bit of attention in his hometown of Concord, Massachusetts. “Living alone on the pond in ostentatious simplicity
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Report: Facebook removed references to Russia from fake-news report Enlarge / Russian President Vladimir Putin. (credit: Wikimedia Commons/Maria Joner ) Back in April, Facebook published a report called "Information Operations and Facebook" that detailed the company's efforts to combat fake news and other misinformation campaigns on the site. The report was released in the midst of an uproar over potential Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. But t
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Plant cells survive but stop dividing upon DNA damageThe cell cycle is the system through which a cell grows and divides. It is also how a cell passes its DNA to its progeny and is why the cell cycle ceases if the DNA is damaged, as otherwise it risks passing this damage to daughter cells. Scientists at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) have reported a new molecular mechanism that explains how this cessation occurs. The study, whi
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Tests with topical treatment strategy for fighting skin cancer yield positive resultsThe methodology developed in Brazil combines low-intensity electric current with a formulation containing nanoencapsulated chemotherapy. According to preliminary results of the study, cancer-induced mice treated with this new approach presented a significantly greater reduction in the size of the tumor than those that received it through injection.
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New telescope attachment allows ground-based observations of new worldsA new, low-cost attachment to telescopes allows previously unachievable precision in ground-based observations of planets beyond our solar system. With it, ground-based telescopes can produce measurements of light intensity that rival the highest quality photometric observations from space.
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So Long, AIM. For Years, For Millions, You Were the InternetIn December, AOL will shutter its messaging service after a 20-year run.
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Heating Dirt Could Cause a Runaway Rise in Carbon EmissionsA 26-year experiment has revealed a carbon feedback loop between Earth and its atmosphere.
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Russian Soldiers’ Selfie Days May Be Numbered After Accidental Leaks Photo: Getty Russia’s Ministry of Defense has drafted a law to ban soldiers from posting something as seemingly trivial as a selfie. The law would restrict contractors from posting photos, videos, and geolocation information online as well as anything related to the activities of their military department and other service members. The ban will reportedly be implemented in January 2018, according
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Zika Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Clinical TrialIn humans, the DNA vaccine elicited the production of antibodies, which then protected mice from Zika infection.
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Trump Reverses Obama Rule on Birth Control Faced with setbacks on the legislative front, the Trump administration is going it alone on taking apart the Affordable Care Act piecemeal. On Friday, the administration made one of its boldest moves yet, with two memos from multiple agencies that would dramatically curtail women’s access to birth control through their employers. The new regulations, effective immediately, would exempt all employ
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Lab notes: Nobels, no women and no body (but an exciting arm) – the week in science The Nobels were awarded this week, and the incredible work of some extraordinary minds was duly feted, covering areas as diverse as gravitational waves , circadian rhythms and cryo-electron microscopy . However, frustrated classicist that I am, the news that really had me wild with excitement was the news that the Antikythera shipwreck has yielded all sorts of fresh treasures . These include some
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Auto supplier Denso: $1B investment in Tennessee plantAutomotive supplier Denso announced plans Friday to invest $1 billion and create more than 1,000 new jobs in its main Tennessee facility to meet growing demand for electric vehicle parts.
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Boeing boosts tech investment in hybrid, autonomous planesBoeing is beefing up its investments in autonomous and electric hybrid planes in anticipation that aviation could be primed for as much disruption as virtually every other sector.
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Astronomers use IAC instrument to probe the origins of cosmic raysIn November 1572 a supernova explosion was observed in the direction of the constellation of Cassiopeia, and its most famous observer was Tycho Brahe, one of the founders of modern observational astronomy. The explosion produced an expanding cloud of superhot gas, a supernova remnant which was rediscovered in 1952 by British radioastronomers, confirmed by visible photographs from Mount Palomar obs
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Breakthrough in direct activation of CO2 and CH4 into liquid fuels and chemicalsResearchers from the University of Liverpool have made a significant breakthrough in the direct conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) into liquid fuels and chemicals which could help industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions whilst producing valuable chemical feedstocks.
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Trilobites: A Stick Insect. A Tree Lobster. Whatever You Call It, It’s Not ExtinctA genetic analysis showed that a stick insect found on another island was the same species as one that had been wiped out by rats on Australia’s Lord Howe Island.
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Vladimir Voevodsky, Revolutionary Mathematician, Dies at 51A once-restless student who flunked out of college went on to found entirely new fields of mathematics. “He has given us a new constitution,” a colleague said.
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The First Trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising Un-Cancels the Apocalypse Again GIF Our first look at the Pacific Rim sequel is here, and a lot’s changed since the first movie. There’s new pilots and new robots (with crazy new weapons), but there’s a familiar threat: because the Kaiju are back to wage war with humanity once again. The trailer introduces us to Jake Pentecost (John Boyega), the son of Idris Elba’s fallen Jaeger pilot Stacker Pentecost, who finds himself at gro
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Cleveland Clinic researchers find link between bacterial imbalances and breast cancerIn a newly published study, Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered differences in the bacterial composition of breast tissue of healthy women vs. women with breast cancer. The research team has discovered for the first time that healthy breast tissue contains more of the bacterial species Methylobacterium, a finding which could offer a new perspective in the battle against breast cancer.
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Primary care unable to adequately care for cancer survivorsPrimary care medicine is currently not able to meet the health care needs of cancer survivors, despite a decade-long effort by the medical establishment to move long-term survivorship care out of the specialists' realm, according to a new Rutgers study.
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Breakthrough in direct activation of CO2 and CH4 into liquid fuels and chemicalsResearchers from the University of Liverpool have made a significant breakthrough in the direct conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) into liquid fuels and chemicals which could help industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions whilst producing valuable chemical feedstocks.
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Gluten intolerance appears largely undiagnosed in CanadaResearch on a large sample of Canadians suggests that most people with celiac disease don't know they have it.
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How To Tell When Someone Else Tweets From @realDonaldTrumpDonald Trump doesn't write all of the tweets that come out of his account. Fortunately, there are plenty of tells for when it's someone else.
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Can Football Ever Be Safe?Research into training, helmet technology and concussion treatment is striving to make football safer, but will it be enough?
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Google Fiber is losing interest in old-school TV Enlarge / A Google Fiber installation box in Kansas City, Kansas. (credit: Julie Denesha/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Google Fiber won't be offering packages of traditional television service in the future. In a recent blog post , the company has said it's focusing on its main goal—"to bring superfast Internet to more people." When Fiber gets to its newest markets in Louisville and San Antonio, it
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The scientist who spots fake videos Hany Farid discusses how to detect image manipulations — and the increasing sophistication of forgers. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22784
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Scientists are trying to figure out how to keep bacteria from running rampant on space missions Space Researchers monitored microbes on a mock flight to Mars. The tiny microbes that live on and inside our bodies come with us when we travel to space. Without proper monitoring, they can turn dangerous.
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Elon Musk Wants to Help Puerto Rico Rebuild Its Grid Using Tesla Batteries [Updated] Photo: AP Elon Musk, your friendly neighborhood billionaire, has said Tesla has the ability to remake Puerto Rico’s grid if the government is interested. And, well, it sounds like they’re very interested. Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico’s electric grid more than two weeks ago, leaving the U.S. territory’s 3.4 million residents without power. Work to restore a grid that was rickety and racke
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Toby Keith in Trump’s America W hen the country star Toby Keith flew to Riyadh in May to play one of the first public concerts held in Saudi Arabia since the early 1990s, he was given strict instructions: no songs about drinking, marijuana, or sex. Complying was no simple task for the author of such sloshed-and-horny classics as “I Love This Bar” and “As Good as I Once Was,” the latter a song in which Keith is propositioned b
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Holy Crap, the Philip K. Dick Electric Dreams TV Series Looks Amazing All images: Amazon I’m not going to bandy about here: Amazon officially debuted a new, extended trailer for its upcoming anthology series Electric Dreams , based on the works of renowned scifi author Philip K. Dick, at New York Comic Con today. And man, does it look great . Obviously the show has nabbed an impressive group of actors, and just as obviously the episodes will range from speculative
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End-of-life decision-making for people with intellectual disabilitiesThere has been little research on end-of-life decision-making for the growing population of older Americans with intellectual disabilities.Through a series of interviews with five different emergency medical service agencies in upstate New York, UB researchers asked EMS providers specifically how pre-hospital orders shape what they do in the case of someone with an intellectual disability.
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Preeclampsia triggered by an overdose of gene activityPreclampsia, the most dangerous form of hypertension during a pregnancy, is known to originate in the placenta. But the root causes remain largely a mystery. Findings from MDC scientists reveal that it is not a single disease caused solely by genetic factors: Epigenetically regulated genes play an important role. The Berlin research team also developed an in vitro model of the disorder which demon
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Astronomers use IAC instrument to probe the origins of cosmic raysIn November 1572 a supernova explosion was observed in the direction of the constellation of Cassiopeia, and its most famous observer was Tycho Brahe, one of the founders of modern observational astronomy.
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Little-known drug keeps climbers’ minds sharp at high altitudeAn obscure drug, oxiracetam, seems to boost the brain's blood supply and reduce cognitive deficits caused by altitude, according to a study at 4000 metres
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Dana Foundation
Submission Deadline: Sticker Design Contest Want to see your art distributed on thousands of stickers for the global Brain Awareness Week (BAW) campaign? We’re calling on creatives from around the world to come up with their own design that captures the spirit of the annual campaign. BAW kicks off in March and continues to inspire people from all continents to spread awareness on brain health and the progress of neuroscience research. Howe
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Holy Shit, Conch Eyes Image: Tam Warner Minton /Flickr Every once in a while, the internet remembers that conchs have eyes, wild looking colored things sitting at the ends of stalks like a creature watching you on behalf of Jareth the Goblin King as you navigate The Labyrinth . The internet remembered this fact again this week. I don’t think much about mollusks, their morphology, or how they experience the universe. W
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New Keanu Reeves flick Replicas looks so bad that it could be perfect New Keanu Reeves film Replicas is destined to be a "so bad it's good" cult classic. Every once in a while, a movie comes along that is so resoundingly terrible that it achieves perfection. It doesn't just have a lame twist, awful acting, or some kind of cheesy technology. It has everything . And that's exactly the vibe you'll get from Replicas , the astoundingly ridiculous new movie starring Kean
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Navajo Nation reconsiders ban on genetic research Tribal leaders are developing a policy for genetic research and data sharing, potentially ending a 15-year moratorium. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22780
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Predicting insect feeding preferences after deforestationUnderstanding how parasitoids and hosts interact, and how their interactions change with human influence, is critically important to understanding ecosystems. New research finds mathematical models can predict complex insect behavioral changes using a simple description of insect preferences.
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New study analyzes volcanic fatalities in more detail than ever beforeBuilding on existing information and databases relating to volcanic fatalities, scientists have, for the first time, been able to classify victims by activity or occupation and look at the distance of their death from the volcano.
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Social acceptance more important than economic factors in fertility treatment availabilityA new British study has shed light on some of the reasons why Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) usage varies across Europe -- pinpointing moral and social acceptance of the treatment and religion as key. Scientists have, for the first time, assessed the relative importance of the role that economic, demographic and cultural normative factors play in the process.
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Brain study reveals how insects make beeline for homeScientists have discovered how the wiring of bees' brains helps them plot the most direct route back to their hive.
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Genetic drivers of most common form of lymphoma identifiedAn international research effort has been working to better understand the genetic underpinnings of the most prevalent form of lymphoma -- diffuse large B cell lymphoma -- and how those genes might play a role in patients' responses to therapies.
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Gizmodo
Apple Is Investigating Battery Swelling in iPhone 8 Plus Image: Apple Last week, initial reports of some users in Asia experiencing screen-popping battery swelling in their iPhone 8 Plus began to trickle out. Since then, other incidents in Greece, Canada, and China have surfaced, and it seems the story has reached a tipping point. Apple has confirmed to Gizmodo that it is “looking into” the matter. Apple’s confirmation was first reported by TechCrunch
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Huge Underground Cache of Helium in Africa Could Avert Global ShortageThe large underground reserves of helium in East Africa are at least twice as large as first reported, according to scientists.
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Live Science
In Photos: Massive Underground Helium Reserve Found in TanzaniaA huge cache of underground helium was discovered in the Rift Valley region of Tanzania.
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Live Science
Actress Gabrielle Union's IVF Struggles: What Causes Miscarriage?Actress Gabrielle Union has had "eight or nine miscarriages," according to an essay published in her new book.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Electron behavior under extreme conditions described for the first timeResearchers have modeled the actions of electrons under extreme temperatures and densities, such as those found within planets and stars.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
New York City PrEP prescriptions increase nearly 1,000 percent, but disparities remainNew York City saw a 976 percent increase in PrEP prescriptions in two years, but disparities remain, according to an IDWeek study.
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What Finally Ruins The Mountain Between Us I did not hate The Mountain Between Us . I did not hate it, as many others rightfully did—I did not find it irredeemably treacly or irrevocably dumb—until, that is, the movie’s very last scene: a scene so shockingly laughable that it made all the merely not-very-good scenes that had come before it fully, and finally, unforgivable. I won’t spoil it, but will simply say that the very last moments o
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Ars Technica
kthxbai: AOL Instant Messenger is being turned off on December 15th Enlarge If you still have an AOL Instant Messenger account, now might be a good time to start saying your goodbyes. In ten weeks—the morning of December 15th to be precise—AIM will be shut down. The writing has been on the wall for some time—in March, AIM stopped supporting MD5 authentication , cutting off many third-party IM clients (like Adium) from accessing the service. Now the plan is to dis
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Gizmodo
That Time When Volcanic Eruptions Created a Temporary Atmosphere on the Moon Artist’s impression of the Moon, looking over the Imbrium Basin, with lavas erupting, venting gases, and producing a visible atmosphere. (Image: NASA MSFC) Aside from some floating dust, our Moon has absolutely no atmosphere to speak of. New research suggests this wasn’t always the case, and that long ago, an atmosphere briefly popped into existence as a result of intense volcanic activity. Aroun
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Ars Technica
Dirty Chinese Restaurant mobile game canceled after racism criticism Enlarge / A scene from the now-deleted trailer for the now-canceled Dirty Chinese Restaurant . Developer Big-O-Tree games has halted development and promotion of a planned mobile game called Dirty Chinese Restaurant after the title drew negative attention from sources including a US Congresswoman for racist portrayals of Asian-Americans. "After careful consideration and taking the time to listen
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