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Chemists use modified DNA nucleotides to create new materialsDNA evolved to store genetic information, but in principle this special, chain-like molecule can also be adapted to make new materials. Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have now published an important demonstration of this repurposing of DNA to create new substances with possible medical applications.
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Kaspersky's Alleged Russia Ties Highlight the Risks of AntivirusReports that Russia used Kaspersky antivirus to probe US targets highlight the inherent risks of software that millions rely on for protection.
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Google Home Mini review—A gateway drug for the Google Assistant Ron Amadeo How much can you slice away from a Google Home and have it still be good? That was the question asked of Google's hardware team when it created the Google Home Mini, a device that slashes the $129 Google Home down to a mere $50. The result is a smaller, cheaper, simpler device that still has all the Google Assistant smarts of its bigger brother without a speaker system capable of pumpi
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Why This Week's Northern California Fires Have Been So Brutal An apocalyptic scene in a Santa Rosa neighborhood devastated by this week’s wildfires. Image: AP Fire season is becoming longer and more intense worldwide, a reality which Americans were painfully reminded of this week, when a spate of wildfires sparked Sunday night and Monday morning turned vast swaths of northern California into an apocalyptic hellscape. As of 8am Pacific time today, the so-cal
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Health Conditions That Increase Stroke Risk Rise Across All Ages, Races Smoking, drug abuse and diabetes are all modifiable risk factors for stroke. Yet a large study of patients hospitalized for stroke suggests the number of people with these risk factors is rising. (Image credit: Brenda Muller/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Oculus Is Trying To Get Ahead of Harassment In Virtual Reality Photo: Facebook Facebook wants one billion people to experience virtual reality—about one-seventh of the entire human population. That’s an audacious goal even without a timeframe, which Mark Zuckerberg did not provide. But to lure that many people into the void, users don’t just need their minds blown. They also need to feel safe. During the Oculus Connect event on Wednesday, Oculus Home product
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Frankie Muniz's Ministrokes: What Are Transient Ischemic Attacks?In an interview on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Monday (Oct. 9), actor Frankie Muniz revealed he's had "a fair amount of ministrokes."
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The Universe’s Missing Atoms Have Finally Been Found, Scientists Announce Researchers said this feat concludes “one of the major challenges in modern cosmology.” Read More
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Puerto Rico toll hits 44 as governor asks Congress for more aidThe death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has risen to 44 three weeks after the storm ripped through the island, Governor Ricardo Rossello said Wednesday.
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Facebook's Sandberg meets with lawmakers amid Russia probeOne of Facebook's top executives met Wednesday with House members investigating the company's Russia-linked ads and told them the social media giant is serious about dealing with the issue.
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TSRI chemists use modified DNA nucleotides to create new materialsChemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have demonstrate that they can repurpose DNA to create new substances with possible medical applications.
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Seg Grenade Cleanup – Take 2! Hello Mystics! The seg grenades have finally perished! Huzzah! But in their wake there is much cleanup to be done. Here’s how you can help. You will find a new list of grenade cubes on the same spreadsheet we used for the last round of cleanup. If you do not have access to this spreadsheet and you are Mystic, just ask someone for a link in Mystics channel, or email us at support@eyewire.org and w
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Watch SpaceX Launch and Land a Previously Used Rocket Live Right Here Image: SpaceX/ORBCOMM-2 Later today, SpaceX will launch a previously flown Falcon 9 rocket to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO), where it will drop off an EchoStar 105/SES-11 communications satellite. Following deployment, the rocket will attempt a landing on a droneship stationed in the Atlantic ocean. You can watch it live right here starting at 6:38 pm EDT. Today’s launch at NASA’s Kennedy
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The Audacity of Blaming 'Sex Addiction' Some people go to prison, and others go to rehab. Deposed Hollywood plutocrat Harvey Weinstein is reportedly going to rehab. On Tuesday, TMZ said Weinstein was en route to “a rehab center in Europe” to address “sex addiction.” “We’re told Weinstein still believes he can get help, come back, and make a fresh start,” the site reported. “As a source close to Weinstein put it, ‘He wants to come back
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California Winds Are Fueling Fires. It May Be Getting Worse.Some scientists think global warming may be making California’s autumn winds even drier, a “key parameter for fire risk.”
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Seychelles Reports a Case of PlagueA man fell ill after returning from Madagascar, which is struggling to contain a rash of plague cases. It is the first instance of the outbreak spreading to another country.
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Michel Jouvet, Who Unlocked REM Sleep’s Secrets, Dies at 91Dr. Jouvet’s research, he wrote, showed that dreaming was “the third state of the brain, as different from sleep as sleep was from waking.”
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Engineers identify key to albatross' marathon flightEngineers at MIT have developed a new model to simulate dynamic soaring, and have used it to identify the optimal flight pattern that an albatross should take in order to harvest the most wind and energy. They found that as an albatross banks or turns to dive down and soar up, it should do so in shallow arcs, keeping almost to a straight, forward trajectory.
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Study: Risk factors on rise among people with strokeDespite prevention efforts, researchers have found a significant increase over a 10-year period in the percentage of people with stroke who have high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and other risk factors for stroke. The study is published in the Oct. 11, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
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Donald Trump’s Tax Pitch Doesn’t Make Any Sense Desperate for a major policy victory that would salvage a first year pockmarked with scandals, firings, and legislative strikeouts, Donald Trump is pushing hard for major tax cuts. Sort of. One might imagine a typical strategy for passing tax reform would include making prime-time speeches, focusing public attention on the plan’s necessity, and leaning on key lawmakers to iron out the details. Bu
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Donald Trump tweet suggests that FCC should take NBC off the air Enlarge / US President Donald Trump. (credit: Getty Images | Win McNamee ) President Donald Trump today suggested that the Federal Communications Commission should challenge an NBC license because of "fake news." "With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!" Trump tweeted . FCC Commissioner Jessica Rose
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Why Adults Need to Play More Often New research shows how parrots and crows learn new skills through play. Can adults implement this advice? Read More
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Lawmakers Plan to Release Russian-Bought Facebook Ads Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Photo: AP The Russia-funded political ads that ran on Facebook during the 2016 election will be shown to the public, members of the House Intelligence Committee said on Wednesday. House and Senate committees are investigating ads that ran on Facebook, Twitter, Google, and other platforms in an effort to determine how Kre
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New Bing updates make search results as visual as Google Enlarge (credit: Bing blog ) Bing users in search of their next Netflix binge may now have an easier time finding the perfect show. Microsoft announced a few updates to its search engine through a blog post , with one of them being entertainment search results showing content options from streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. The update makes Bing smarter and better able to give
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Autism prevalence and socioeconomic status: What's the connection?Children living in neighborhoods where incomes are low and fewer adults have bachelor's degrees are less likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder compared to kids from more affluent neighborhoods.
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Rapamycin treatment prevents crippling abnormal bone formation after severe limb injuriesIndividuals with severe injuries to their extremities often develop abnormal extra-skeletal bone in damaged or healing tissue, known as heterotopic ossification (HO). This post-traumatic abnormal wound healing can interfere with recovery, causing chronic pain, reduced mobility, and impaired prosthetic limb function. A new study describes a potential treatment breakthrough. Rapamycin, an FDA-approv
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Kaspersky reportedly modified its AV to help Russia steal NSA secrets Enlarge (credit: Kaspersky Lab ) The rapidly evolving story about Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab's involvement in helping Russian government hackers steal sensitive National Security Agency materials has taken yet another turn, as The Wall Street Journal reports that the assistance could have come only with the company's knowledge. Wednesday's report, citing unnamed current and former US officials, s
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Vremi's $15 Olive Oil Bottle Measures Before You Pour Vremi Olive Oil Dispenser , $15 When you cook with olive oil, you have three choices: You can pour imprecisely, you can make a measuring spoon dirty, or you can use Vremi’s $15 olive oil dispenser , which measures out a precise amount of oil before you pour it. I know which one I would choose. Needless to say, this would also make a great gift for the home cook in your life.
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Is it actually healthy to stop eating red meat? Health You'll have some vital nutrients to replace. If you never ate red meat again, and were extremely vigilant about your nutritional needs, you would be fine, as long as you ate other iron-rich foods.
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New gorilla at Audubon Zoo may stay indoors for a little bitNew Orleans' Audubon Zoo has a new gorilla, but she may be spending more time indoors than on view for a while.
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New conservation method empowers indigenous peoplesFor many in the Western world, the conventional notion of "development," or the idea that societies progress through industrialization and agricultural intensification, goes unquestioned: it provides people with housing, education, jobs, food, and overall stability. Particularly in Western culture, this notion of development is widely accepted, but in a new study published in Ecology and Society,
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Innovation could provide inexpensive, clean way for US to enter $4 billion market to recover rare earth elementsNew efficient and inexpensive technologies being developed at Purdue University could allow the extraction of rare earth elements, critical components of many electronics and green products, from waste coal ash.
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An engineer's guide to the embryoIn roughly 48 hours, the single cell of the fertilized frog egg will undergo dramatic change to develop vital body parts like muscles, a skeleton, eyes, a heart, and a tadpole tail. Scientists have been studying this process to better understand human development, birth defects, and cancer and to advance technologies like organoid generation and cell replacement therapy. Scientists can disrupt emb
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Study casts doubt on warming implications of brown carbon aerosol from wildfiresAs devastating wildfires continue to rage in the western U.S. and Canada, a team of environmental engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered that light-absorbing organic particulate matter, also known as brown carbon aerosol, in wildfire smoke loses its ability to absorb sunlight the longer it remains in the atmosphere.
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Surprise! Bizarre Dwarf Planet Haumea Has RingsScientists have discovered a ring system around the dwarf planet Haumea.
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Giant exoplanet hunters: Look for debris disksThere's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy—they're so distant and faint compared to their stars, it's hard to find them. Now, astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets.
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Study casts doubt on warming implications of brown carbon aerosol from wildfiresAs devastating wildfires rage in California wine country, a team of environmental engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have made a new discovery about wildfire smoke, and its effect on the atmosphere.
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New conservation method empowers indigenous peoplesIn a new study, environmental social scientists worked with indiginous people in the rural Peruvian Amazon and determined that local people meet their basic needs through diverse subsistence activities, such as hunting, fishing, and farming, and over centuries they have developed sophisticated natural resource management systems that protect the robust rainforest ecosystem. Through the study, the
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Bizarre Dwarf Planet Haumea Has RingsA rare stellar alignment allowed scientists to determine the world’s size and shape—and to discover its rings -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Could cyberattacks knock out lights in the US? Not so easilyHackers likely linked to the North Korean government targeted a U.S. electricity company last month, according to a security firm that says it detected and stopped the attacks.
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Is Genetics the Answer to Birth Control For Dudes? Image: Flickr Male birth control is the great promise that never was. We’ve been just a few years away from a male pill for decades . But each time, side effects or lack of effectiveness foils every woman’s dream of finally passing on the burden of pregnancy prevention to her partner. Now new research from Michigan State University published this week in Nature Communications provides a fascinati
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Caesarean sections cause obesity and microbiome changes in miceFor the first time, researchers have shown that being born by C-section can contribute to obesity in mice. The effect seems to be stronger in females
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11 Hidden Secrets in Famous Works of ArtThere's often more to a picture than meets the eye, and many of the world's most famous artworks have secrets hidden beneath the surface.
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Puerto Ricos Hurricane Damage May Mean Drug ShortagesThree weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the island, pharmaceutical plants are not back up to speed.
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Circadian Gene Linked to Severe Epilepsy in ChildrenLoss of the CLOCK protein, which researchers find is decreased in pediatric epilepsy patients, makes mice more prone to seizures during sleep.
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Cesarean Section Results in Heavier Mouse PupsVaginal birth leads to changes in the development of offsprings' microbiomes not seen among mice born via C-section, which researchers suspect might contribute to the weight differences.
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This Floating 3D Hologram Looks Like it Was Stolen From Tony Stark's Laboratory GIF During a recent business trip to China, the folks at Big Screen Video , an Australian company that makes giant digital signage, found a brilliant little gadget that appears to replicate the 3D floating holograms Tony Stark uses in his laboratory. What you’re actually seeing is a 3D animation being played back on a handheld fan that uses LED-covered blades to function as a display when the ent
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Fever in early pregnancy linked to birth defects, animal study showsUC Berkeley researchers have helped find evidence indicating that the fever itself, not its cause, is what interferes with the development of the heart and jaw during the first three to eight weeks of pregnancy.
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Why We Choke under Pressure--Plus, How to StopDr. Ellen Hendriksen reveals why we choke, and how to come through in the clutch -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Ambitious Effort to Document California's Changing DesertsEcologists catalogue bird and mammal populations as warming transforms Death Valley -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Israeli Lawmaker: Iran Believes It Can Deceive the West Reading through the Iranian foreign minister’s article in The Atlantic this week, one is struck by paradox. It is so full of lies, distortions, and half-truths that in the end it yields one fundamental truth—it’s not a set of errors, it’s a methodology. The goal is to turn Iran into a regional nuclear power. The method is to make the West believe it isn’t happening. There is no need for a sustain
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The Infantilization of the President As every toddler knows, bigger is better, whether that’s two scoops of ice cream ( versus one for everyone else ), a border wall, or a nuclear arsenal. And that was President Trump’s reaction during a July meeting with military and national-security leaders about the nuclear arsenal, too, according to NBC News . In total, he sought a tenfold increase in the U.S. store of nukes: Trump’s comments,
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How Can the U.S. Spend So Much on Men’s Soccer and Still Be So Bad? The U.S. men’s soccer team’s loss to Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday night—which knocked them out of contention for next year’s World Cup—was, to say the least, a disappointment. It was a disappointment to the players, who will be rehashing the game’s events for years. It was a disappointment to the coaching staff, who failed to deliver what should have been an easy victory. And it was a disappoin
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Is This The Secret Behind the Mysterious Em Drive? The secret behind the Em Drive’s thrust, which is real, may be in the long-discarded pilot wave theory. Read More
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Hormone therapy may benefit migraine sufferers without increased risk of heart diseaseMigraine headaches are common among women, but due to various health risks can be challenging to treat in the elderly. While hormone therapy is effective in relieving many menopause symptoms, its safe use in women with migraines was unconfirmed. A new study demonstrates its safety for this population.
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Despite effectiveness women remain skeptical of hormones at menopause -- what's the problem?Women today have more options than ever before for treating their menopause symptoms, although hormone therapy still ranks as the most effective treatment for debilitating symptoms such as hot flashes. A new study demonstrates, however, that women remain skeptical regarding the safety of hormone therapy and prefer less proven options.
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Confusion about long-term treatment of osteoporosis clarifiedOsteoporosis is a common disorder among postmenopausal women which results in an increased risk of fractures. While several therapies improve bone strength and reduce the risk of spine and hip fracture, there is no cure for osteoporosis, and long-term treatment is needed.
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How serious is postmenopausal bleeding?If you're postmenopausal, you shouldn't be bleeding. The very definition of menopause is having gone more than 12 months without a period. So if you're still bleeding, something is wrong. Determining the seriousness of the problem and treating it, is not always evident.
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Once a lesbian always a lesbian, right? Or not?Are people's sexual attractions likely to change as they age? That's the question at the core of an ongoing debate as to whether or not sexuality remains stable throughout a person's life. An upcoming presentation will review the latest research on the prevalence of same-sex sexuality and sexual fluidity and their implications for healthcare providers.
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Traumatic events take toll on the heartToday it seems about everything has been shown to lead to heart disease. Of course smoking is bad for you, as is high blood pressure. There's even mounting evidence that psychosocial factors can cause heart problems. A new study demonstrates how traumatic experiences can affect vascular health and, ultimately, heart disease.
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Ring Floodlight Cam Review: A smart security device that pulls double duty Gadgets This device goes beyond simple surveillance Built-in features like a siren make this a complete security device.
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US astronaut's memoir provides blunt take on year in spaceIn his new autobiography, retired astronaut Scott Kelly gives an unflinchingly blunt take on his U.S. record-breaking year in space and the challenging life events that got him there.
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NASA using asteroid's close flyby to test warning networkNASA is using an asteroid's close flyby to test Earth's warning network for incoming space rocks.
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Rice U. lab surprised by ultraflat magnetsAdding rhenium to a two-dimensional alloy induced a structural phase transition in its crystalline order and, surprisingly, a magnetic signature.
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Study exposes the dark side of coffee cultivation in UgandaNew research led by Kelly Austin, associate professor of sociology at Lehigh, explores unequal exchange in the coffee industry. She cites a range of negative consequences that coffee cultivation contributes to, including: malaria vulnerability, decreased participation in schooling, gender inequalities, and environmental degradation in Bududa, Uganda.
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Researchers create map of the gut's microbial landscapeA collaborative effort by a team of researchers from three institutions including the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge and Washington University in St. Louis provided an early glimpse of how microbial communities in the gut -- known collectively as the gut microbiome -- are spatially organized, uncovering a surprising degree of mixing among diffe
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Rainstorm generator assesses watershed rainfall under climate change simulationsThe Colorado River tumbles through varied landscapes, draining watersheds from seven western states. This 1,450-mile-long system is a critical water supply for agriculture, industry and municipalities from Denver to Tijuana.
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Gut fungi could play a role in obesity epidemicA high-fat diet changes fungi in the gut and may play a role in the development of obesity, according to a new study. While gut microbes have previously been implicated in the development of obesity, this study shows that fungi may also play a role.
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Calcium lets T cells use sugar to multiply and fight infectionA calcium signal controls whether immune cells can use the nutrients needed to fuel their multiplication into a cellular army designed to fight invading viruses.
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Tracking the viral parasites of giant viruses over timeIn freshwater lakes, microbes regulate the flow of carbon and determine if the bodies of water serve as carbon sinks or carbon sources. Viruses exist amidst all bacteria, usually in a 10-fold excess and include virophages which live in giant viruses and use their machinery to replicate and spread. Researchers have effectively doubled the number of known virophages.
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Storage is renewable energy's greatest challenge -- this low-cost sulfur battery may helpMotivated by the challenge to drastically reduce the cost of storing renewable energy on the grid while capturing more of it, a group of scientists has developed a battery powered by sulfur, air, water, and salt -- all readily available materials -- that is nearly 100 times less expensive to produce than batteries currently on the market and can store twice as much energy as a lead-acid battery. T
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Where food is limited, guppy mothers gestate their young longerWhen evolving in environments where a lack of predators makes food scarcity the main survival challenge, guppy mothers gestate their young longer so that they are born more ready to compete for their meals.
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New software speeds origami structure designsResearchers have developed a new computer-aided approach that streamlines the design process for origami-based structures, making it easier for engineers and scientists to conceptualize new ideas graphically while simultaneously generating the underlying mathematical data needed to build the structure in the real world.
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Researchers create map of the gut's microbial landscapeA collaborative effort by a team of researchers from three institutions including the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge and Washington University in St. Louis provided an early glimpse of how microbial communities in the gut - known collectively as the gut microbiome - are spatially organized, uncovering a surprising degree of mixing among differe
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Dutch design lab blends naturalistic and futuristicThe first U.S. museum exhibit devoted solely to the experimental and futuristic work of Dutch design studio Joris Laarman Lab is now on view at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum here.
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Bay Area: Join us 10/18 to talk to co-writer of Star Wars: Rogue One Gary Whitta co-wrote Rogue One and has written screenplays for movies starring Will Smith and Denzel Washington. Plus he writes comics and novels! (credit: Gary Whitta ) What’s it like to work as a professional geek in Hollywood? Find out from Gary Whitta, who started as a humble gamer and became the co-writer of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story . Along the way, he worked on movies with Will Smith an
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Short Documentary Explores Night That Madison Square Garden Hosted a Nazi Rally in 1939 GIF You’ve probably seen that infamous photo of Madison Square Garden from 1939, where over 20,000 American Nazis held a “patriotic” rally in New York. But a new 7-minute documentary gives us an even more detailed (and terrifying) peek at just what happened that night on February 20, 1939. The documentary, produced by Field of Vision and directed by two-time Oscar nominee Marshall Curry, collects
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Dig Sector 8 is complete! Hip hip hooray! Sector 8 of The Dig is complete as of 10/11/2017! In this sector we uncovered 181 cells, and quite importantly this means we’re now HALFWAY through the Dig! To celebrate, we’re hosting a 181 minute Happy Hour tonight, 10/11, starting at 9:00 PM EDT. Regular HH bonuses apply. And then… on to Sector 9! How many cells will we find there? Only time and digging will tell!
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Bloomberg donates $64 million to fight Trump's coal agendaFormer New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation is donating $64 million to a Sierra Club program seeking to phase out coal-fired power plants and reduce planet-warming carbon emissions.
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Underwater nurseries help revive Mediterranean fish stocksA French company has developed an innovative system to replenish marine fish stocks in places like ports that have suffered environmental damage.
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Oculus unveils standalone virtual reality headsetFacebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday unveiled a new Oculus virtual reality headset untethered from computers as part of a vision to bring the new technology to the masses.
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Boost in collateral, not 'feeling richer,' drives consumers to borrow as home prices riseWhen home prices rise, households tend to borrow and spend more. But economists have had trouble identifying exactly what causes that relationship. Is it that when a house becomes worth more, borrowers are able to offer more collateral to secure a loan? Or is it that when a house is worth more, borrowers feel richer so are more willing to borrow and spend?
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How Facebook Outs Sex Workers Illustration by Jim Cooke/GMG Leila has two identities, but Facebook is only supposed to know about one of them. Leila is a sex worker. She goes to great lengths to keep separate identities for ordinary life and for sex work, to avoid stigma, arrest, professional blowback, or clients who might be stalkers (or worse). Advertisement Her “real identity”—the public one, who lives in California, uses
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Boost in collateral, not 'feeling richer,' drives consumers to borrow as home prices riseBoost in collateral rather than feeling richer drives borrowing as home prices rise, Princeton University economist finds.
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Promising new target for treatment of psoriasis is safe, study showsA protein known to play a significant role in the development of psoriasis can be prevented from functioning without posing a risk to patients, scientists at King's College London have found.The study confirmed that a group of inflammatory proteins called 'IL-36' play a significant role in the development of psoriasis and can, in theory, be blocked without posing a risk to patients.
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Risk of tsunamis in Mediterranean Sea has been overstatedA review of geological evidence for tsunamis during the past 4500 years in the Mediterranean Sea has revealed that as many as 90 per cent of these inundation events may have been misinterpreted by scientists and were due to storm activity instead.
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Two beaked whale species take very long, deep dives for their sizeTwo relatively small beaked whale species took exceptionally long, deep dives while foraging in the Bahamas, confounding expectations that larger whales dive should be able to dive for longer than smaller whales, according to a study published Oct. 11, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Trevor Joyce from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, United States of America, and colleagues.
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A portable bedside brain scanner for babiesScientists have devised a portable, noninvasive and direct approach to image infant brain activity in a clinical setting without relying on massive scanning machines, and they used the method to monitor seizures with higher resolution than what other technologies can currently achieve.
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In mice, C-section births linked to less developed microbiota and weight gainMice born by cesarean section gained more weight and lacked dynamic microbiota development compared to mice born vaginally, a new study reports. C-section births circumvent natural exposure to maternal vaginal bacteria, and the results suggest that such bacteria play a crucial role in normal metabolic development.
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Herbivores help protect ecosystems from climate changePlant-eating critters are the key ingredient to helping ecosystems survive global warming, finds new UBC research that offers some hope for a defence strategy against climate change.
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Mice delivered by C-section gain more weight than those delivered naturallyMice born by cesarian section experienced dramatically greater weight gain as they matured than mice born vaginally.
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Pumas living near human development expend more energyPumas living near human development are more active at night, thus expending more energy each day, which could affect their fitness, according to a study published Oct. 11, 2017, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Yiwei Wang from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and colleagues.
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Tropical Storm Ophelia appears as a comma in NASA imageryInfrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed powerful thunderstorms around the center of Tropical Storm Ophelia with a band of thunderstorms stretching to the southwest, giving the storm the appearance of a comma.
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A rainstorm generator assesses watershed rainfall under climate change simulationsThe Colorado River tumbles through varied landscapes, draining watersheds from seven western states. This 1,450-mile-long system is a critical water supply for agriculture, industry and municipalities from Denver to Tijuana.
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Chad extends key conservation area in national parkChad is to boost protection for a key haven for endangered wildlife in the south of the country under an agreement with a conservation group.
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Haumea dwarf planet has a ring to it: studyMove over Saturn! Scientists have found a ring around an unassuming mini-planet in our Solar System to debunk the theory that only giant planets can be so adorned.
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Can Fear Alone Drive Animals to Extinction? In the wild, a predator that eats too much of its prey can drive that species toward extinction. But there are other, less understood influences that predators can have on their prey’s survival. Take, for instance, odor: New research shows that the very smell of predators may be enough to increase the chances of a whole population of animals going extinct. Fear alone, it suggests, can shape the f
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In the Valley of the Open Secret In 1828, Thomas Carlyle, the British author and polymath, wrote an essay considering Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship . Carlyle praised the work that he also translated into English—and he praised it in particular on the grounds that, through the character of Wilhelm, a young man who rejects a life of urban business for one in pursuit of art, the novel had itself achi
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Where food is limited, guppy mothers gestate their young longerTrinidadian guppy mamas can't swap links to maternity blogs or copies of pregnancy books, yet evolution has made them master strategists of childbearing nonetheless. A new study shows that guppies who live with so few predators that the main survival challenge is scrapping for limited food, gestate their young longer so they are born more mature and better able to compete for their meals.
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Tracking the viral parasites of giant viruses over timeIn freshwater lakes, microbes regulate the flow of carbon and determine if the bodies of water serve as carbon sinks or carbon sources. Algae and cyanobacteria in particular can trap and use carbon, but their capacity to do so may be impacted by viruses. Viruses exist amidst all bacteria, usually in a 10-fold excess, and are made up of various sizes ranging from giant viruses, to much smaller viru
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Trilobites: Solitary Pumas Turn Out to Be Mountain Lions Who LunchAfter tracking 13 pumas at feeding spots in Wyoming for three years, researchers mapped complex social networks of reciprocity among the predatory cats.
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The stock market is run by wild robots we don’t fully controlMost stock market trades are made by algorithms, not humans, and they've already caused crashes. We need to understand their group behaviour to avoid disaster
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Google’s new earbuds act as two-way translators in your earIf you have a Google Pixel phone, you’ll soon be able to speak 40 languages thanks to the new earbuds the firm announced last week
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A house has been bought on the blockchain for the first timeThe governments of Ukraine, Dubai and Vermont are all trying to move real estate using blockchain, but getting estate agents out of the equation won’t be easy
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Most versatile stem cell ever may help us understand miscarriageThe first stem cells capable of making placenta could enable researchers to better understand the biological mechanisms behind many failed early pregnancies
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Distant dwarf planet near Pluto has a ring that no one expectedThe tiny world Haumea has a ring, the most distant we’ve found in our solar system. This may mean rings encircle other far-off worlds in the solar system
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This is a test: Asteroid tracking network observes close approachOn Oct. 12 EDT (Oct. 11 PDT), a small asteroid designated 2012 TC4 will safely pass by Earth at a distance of approximately 26,000 miles (42,000 kilometers). This is a little over one tenth the distance to the Moon and just above the orbital altitude of communications satellites. This encounter with TC4 is being used by asteroid trackers around the world to test their ability to operate as a coord
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Giant exoplanet hunters: Look for debris disksThere's no map showing all the billions of exoplanets hiding in our galaxy -- they're so distant and faint compared to their stars, it's hard to find them. Now, astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets.
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Deciphering biological meaning from an atlas of gene expression across 42 tissue typesThe human genome encodes instructions for which genes are expressed in what cell type, along with other molecules that control how much and when these genes are expressed. Variation in the regulation of gene expression gives rise to the diverse tissue types, with diverse functions, in the human body. Finding new clues about the molecular origins of disease is the goal for a comprehensive atlas of
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Serrated polyps plus conventional adenomas may mean higher risk for colorectal cancerExamining more than 5,000 reports a research team finds that individuals with both conventional adenomas as well as a subset of lesions known as serrated polyps may be at higher risk for developing colorectal cancer or high-risk adenomas that can lead to colorectal cancer, than those who have serrated polyps or high-risk adenomas alone. Individuals with both serrated polyps and high-risk adenomas
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Future smartwatches could sense hand movement using ultrasound imagingNew research has shown future wearable devices, such as smartwatches, could use ultrasound imaging to sense hand gestures.
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'Ridiculously healthy' elderly have the same gut microbiome as healthy 30-year-oldsIn one of the largest microbiota studies conducted in humans, researchers have shown a potential link between healthy aging and a healthy gut.
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'Obscure' stalked filter feeder lived in Utah some 500 million years agoThe only fossilized specimen of a species previously unknown to science -- an 'obscure' stalked filter feeder -- has just been detailed for the first time.
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Solar-powered devices made of wood could help mitigate water scarcity crisisEnergy from the sun and a block of wood smaller than an adult's hand are the only components needed to heat water to its steaming point in these purifying devices.
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Team researching how climate influences wildfire frequencyA team of researchers from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources' School of Natural Resources and United States Forest Service are continuing an effort to research how climate influences wildfire frequency.
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Crafty Hack Turns a Mouse, Salad Tongs, and a Bar Stool Into a Video Game Steering Wheel GIF If you don’t feel like spending $150+ on a steering wheel controller after already dropping $80 on a video game, you can always improvise like YouTuber chobiglass did. Using a pair of salad tongs, a computer mouse, and a spinning bar stool, they hacked together a pretty serviceable steering wheel accessory for the game, Euro Truck Simulator 2 . The setup isn’t quite a simple plug-and-play aff
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Solar Storm Sparked Giant Martian AuroraThe stellar eruption created an auroral display 25 times brighter than any ever before seen on Mars -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Massive Transcription Catalog Outlines the Influence of Human Genetic VariationCombined transcription and genome data from multiple tissues in hundreds of human donors reveal links between genotype and gene expression across the body.
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Latest virtual reality technology makes opera even more magicalThe latest motion capture technology has been used to create an immersive virtual reality (VR) opera experience that is touring venues across England and Wales.
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Beyond EPA's Clean Power decision: Climate action window could close as early as 2023As the Trump administration repeals the U.S. Clean Power Plan, a new study from the University of Michigan underscores the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions—from both environmental and economic perspectives.
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Risk of tsunamis in Mediterranean Sea has been overstatedA review of geological evidence for tsunamis during the past 4500 years in the Mediterranean Sea has revealed that as many as 90 per cent of these inundation events may have been misinterpreted by scientists and were due to storm activity instead.
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Herbivores help protect ecosystems from climate changePlant-eating critters are the key ingredient to helping ecosystems survive global warming, finds new UBC research that offers some hope for a defence strategy against climate change.
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Two beaked whale species take very long, deep dives for their sizeTwo relatively small beaked whale species took exceptionally long, deep dives while foraging in the Bahamas, confounding expectations that larger whales dive should be able to dive for longer than smaller whales, according to a study published October 11, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Trevor Joyce from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, United States of America, and colleagues.
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Pumas living near human development expend more energyPumas living near human development are more active at night, thus expending more energy each day, which could affect their fitness, according to a study published October 11, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Yiwei Wang from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and colleagues.
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Unraveling the genetics of disc disease in dogsSince the early 1900s, veterinarians have observed intervertebral disc disease—a common cause of back pain, rear limb paralysis and inability to walk—more frequently in dogs with short legs (dachshund, French bulldog, and Pekingese to name a few.) But they couldn't pinpoint why—until now.
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On the road to fire-free, lithium-ion batteries made with asphaltLithium-ion batteries can be found in everything from cell phones to hoverboards, but these power sources have recently made headlines for the fires they have inadvertently caused. To address these safety hazards, scientists report in ACS Nano that they are paving the way to better batteries with a naturally occurring form of asphalt.
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'Air-breathing' battery could cut costs of renewable energy storageMIT researchers have developed an 'air-breathing' battery that could store electricity for very long durations for about one-fifth the cost of current technologies, with minimal location restraints and zero emissions. The battery could be used to make sporadic renewable power a more reliable source of electricity for the grid.
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Israeli Intelligence Reportedly Watched Russia Use Kaspersky Anti-Virus as Hackers' 'Search Tool' Kaspersky Lab founder and CEO Eugene Kaspersky. Photo: Getty Following a ban on Kaspersky Lab’s anti-virus software for use by the US federal government, the Wall Street Journal reported that officials believe hackers used the software to steal sensitive NSA documents. On Wednesday, the story deepened with reports that the US government was tipped off by Israeli intelligence after its spies obser
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South African researchers bemoan slashed funds Plans to cut funding to a programme that recognizes and rewards excellence in research have met with criticism. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22816
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Fall Is in the Air: Images of the Season It’s my favorite time of year once again—the autumnal equinox took place a few weeks ago, marking the end of summer and the start of fall across the Northern Hemisphere. Autumn is the season of harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations, and, of course, spectacular foliage. Across the north, people are beginning to feel a crisp chill in the evening air, leaves are splashing mountainside
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53 attoseconds: Research produces shortest light pulse ever developedResearchers at the University of Central Florida have generated what is being deemed the fastest light pulse ever developed.
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Holiday Travel Will Suck A Little Less With This Discounted Travelpro Carry-On Travelpro Maxlite 4 , $77 Holiday travel is just around the corner, and your airport experience will be greatly improved with this Travelpro Maxlite 4 deal . The Maxlite 4 is the follow-up to the Maxlite 3, which our readers named their favorite rolling carry-on bag . Like all Travelpro bags, it comes with a ton of organization tools, is incredibly well built for the money, and even has a limited
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Injecting electrons jolts 2-D structure into new atomic patternThe same electrostatic charge that can make hair stand on end and attach balloons to clothing could be an efficient way to drive atomically thin electronic memory devices of the future, according to a new study. Scientists have found a way to reversibly change the atomic structure of a 2-D material by injecting it with electrons. The process uses far less energy than current methods for changing t
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Ceramic pump moves molten metal at a record 1,400 degrees CelsiusA ceramic-based mechanical pump able to operate at record temperatures of more than 1,400 degrees Celsius (1,673 Kelvin) can transfer high temperature liquids such as molten tin, enabling a new generation of energy conversion and storage systems.
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New type of stem cell line produced offers expanded potential for research and treatmentsResearchers have created expanded potential stem cells (EPSCs) in mice, for the first time, that have a greater potential for development than current stem cell lines. These stem cells have the features of the very first cells in the developing embryo, and can develop into any type of cell.
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Esophageal cancer 'cell of origin' identifiedResearchers have identified cells in the upper digestive tract that can give rise to Barrett's esophagus, a precursor to esophageal cancer.
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Study shows untapped creativity in workforceWith the U.S. economy less reliant on manufacturing, creativity and innovation are of increasing value. Arts graduates, and others who have developed and honed their creative skills, can be critical assets.
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Remote sensing for cosmic dust and other celestial bodiesAstronomers review the state-of-the-art in polarimetry studies of the small bodies in our solar system. Combined with different observational techniques, polarimetry may be used as a remote sensing technique to measure asteroids' size, to reveal the composition and size variation of dust in comets or of aerosols in planetary atmospheres, or even to detect extra-terrestrial biomarkers.
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Brain chemical abnormalities in earliest stage of psychosis identifiedA new study of young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis reports elevations in the brain chemicals glutamate and glycine.
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Women seen as younger when eyes, lips and eyebrows stand outResearchers in France and America find that aspects of facial contrast, a measure of how much facial features stand out in the face, decrease with age in women across a variety of ethnic groups. The researchers also find that observers perceive women with increased facial contrast as younger, regardless of the ethnic background of the women or the observers. This suggests that facial contrast is a
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Some plants grow bigger -- and 'meaner' -- when clipped, study findsSome plants behave like the mythical monster Hydra: Cut off their heads and they grow back, bigger and better than before. A new study finds that these 'overcompensators,' as they are called, also augment their defensive chemistry -- think plant venom -- when they are clipped. The discovery could lead to the development of new methods for boosting plant growth while reducing the need for insectici
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Scientists discover one of the most luminous 'new stars' everAstronomers have discovered possibly the most luminous 'new star' ever -- a nova discovered in the direction of one of our closest neighboring galaxies: The Small Magellanic Cloud.
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Scientists eavesdrop on little-known beaked whales to learn how deeply they diveScientists have reported the first dive depths for Gervais' and True's beaked whales, two of the least known beaked whale species known as mesoplodonts. The study is also the first to use a towed linear hydrophone array to document dive depths for beaked whales, and researchers say it's a promising method to obtain dive depths for other beaked whale species.
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Major cities concentrate less scientific productionThe world's major cities, such as New York, London, and Tokyo, are losing their dominant position in the production and circulation of scientific articles, according to a new study.
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Waymo Is Trying to Force Uber to Hand Over Its Self-Driving Car Source Code Photo: Getty Uber and Waymo have been locked in a legal fight for months over the companies’ self-driving car technology—and now Waymo is asking a judge to compel Uber to hand over the source code that pilots Uber’s fleet of autonomous vehicles. The request comes on the heels of an damning due diligence report released last week, which shows that Anthony Levandowski, a former Google employee who
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Wither heavy stormsA rainstorm generator developed by UCSB hydrologists assesses watershed rainfall under climate change simulations.
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Ars Technica

Oculus Rift sees permanent price drop: $399 with Touch controllers Enlarge / Mark Zuckerberg shows off the "infinite screens" you can get on the Oculus Rift. SAN JOSE—At the Oculus Connect conference today, Facebook head of VR Hugo Barra announced that the Rift and Touch controller bundle would be permanently reduced to $399, following a temporary drop to that price during the Summer of Rift promotion in July and August. Barra said that promotion was a "huge suc
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There's Gold In Them Thar Sewage Pipes, Swiss Researchers Say Each year, more than $3 million in gold and silver winds up in Swiss wastewater, scientists found. But in most cases, it doesn't make economic sense to extract and recycle the metals. (Image credit: Elke Suess/Eawag)
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Popular Science

Where the heck is autumn? Environment Falling away. You cannot and will not convince me that there is any season better than fall. And we killed it.
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The Atlantic

What Makes Eminem's Trump Diss Special (and What Doesn't) Maybe you loved Eminem’s immediately viral BET Hip-Hop Awards diss of Donald Trump on Tuesday, from the way he nails the president’s distraction techniques to the way he rhymes “historical deplorable factors.” Or maybe Eminem’s heavy panting and dumb-then-clever-then-dumb-again lines like “Racism’s the only thing he’s fantastic for / ‘Cause that’s how he gets his fucking rocks off and he’s orange
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Bycatch responsible for decline of endangered New Zealand sea lionGetting caught in fishing nets is a major cause of death for the increasingly endangered New Zealand sea lion, according to new research.
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Kune Kune piglets possess social learning skills and have an astonishingly good memoryPigs are socially competent and capable of learning. But the combination of these skills, learning by observing others, has been insufficiently studied so far. Exact copying and understanding of demonstrated actions -- highly developed learning abilities -- could not be proven. A new study with Kune Kune pigs, has now shown for the first time that pigs do learn from each other. The intelligent ani
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Experts express concerns over infant mental health assessmentForty world experts on child development and mental health have released a joint statement calling for caution when applying an influential classification for assessing infant mental health and potential cases of abuse.
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Climate change predicted to reduce size, stature of dominant Midwest plant, study findsResearchers are involved in a study that found climate change may reduce the growth and stature of big bluestem -- a dominant prairie grass and a major forage grass for cattle.
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Key odorants in world's most expensive beef could help explain its allureRenowned for its soft texture and characteristic flavor, Wagyu beef -- often referred to as Kobe beef in the US -- has become one of the world's most sought-after meats. Now scientists report that they have detected several key odorants that contribute to the delicacy's alluring aroma.
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The making of medieval blingGold has long been valued for its luxurious glitter and hue, and threads of the gleaming metal have graced clothing and tapestries for centuries. Determining how artisans accomplished these adornments in the distant past can help scientists restore, preserve and date artifacts, but solutions to these puzzles have been elusive. Now scientists have revealed that medieval artisans used a gilding tech
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Batteries of the future: Low-cost battery from waste graphiteLithium ion batteries are flammable and the price of the raw material is rising. Are there alternatives? Yes: researchers have discovered promising approaches as to how we might produce batteries out waste graphite and scrap metal.
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Ars Technica

Library trolls copyright zealots by naming collection after Sonny Bono Enlarge (credit: The City of Toronto ) The Internet Archive is an online library known for pushing the boundaries of copyright law to promote public access to obscure works, including classic video games and historic images . Now the organization is taking advantage of a little-noticed provision of the 1998 Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act to publish complete copies of out-of-print books p
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Gene-expression study raises thorny ethical issues Project obtains tissues from recently deceased individuals to look for the origins of disease. Nature 550 169 doi: 10.1038/550169a
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Oculus Go, Facebook's Rumored $200 Standalone Headset, Is Finally Here Image: Facebook When it comes to VR, you really only have two choices today: a big, expensive headset that needs to be connected to a PC, or a less immersive setup that relies on your smartphone. However, Facebook is looking to give us a third option with the $200 Oculus Go. The new standalone Oculus is scheduled to be released in “early 2018" and looks to split the difference between the mo
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Close Encounter With Asteroid Will Test Earth's Early Warning System GIF Animation of asteroid 2012 TC4 as it passes Earth. Tomorrow (Oct. 12, 2017), the small rock will safely pass by our planet at a distance of approximately 26,000 miles (42,000 kilometers). (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) Early tomorrow, a small asteroid will zip past Earth well inside the Moon’s orbit. NASA says poses no threat, but astronomers around the world will use the opportunity to tes
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New Therapy Halts Rare Brain Disease Depicted in 'Lorenzo's Oil'Doctors have successfully suppressed a rare brain disease that typically strikes young boys, by using a novel type of therapy that alters a patient's genes.
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New guidelines published to improve diagnosis and treatment of lupusA University of Birmingham academic has led the authorship of the UK's first guideline on the care of adults with systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus).
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Calcium lets T cells use sugar to multiply and fight infectionA calcium signal controls whether immune cells can use the nutrients needed to fuel their multiplication into a cellular army designed to fight invading viruses.
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Deciphering biological meaning from an atlas of gene expression across 42 tissue typesThe human genome encodes instructions for which genes are expressed in what cell type, along with other molecules that control how much and when these genes are expressed. Variation in the regulation of gene expression gives rise to the diverse tissue types, with diverse functions, in the human body. Finding new clues about the molecular origins of disease is the goal for a comprehensive atlas of
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Esophageal cancer 'cell of origin' identifiedResearchers at Columbia University Medical Center have identified cells in the upper digestive tract that can give rise to Barrett's esophagus, a precursor to esophageal cancer.
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New type of stem cell line produced offers expanded potential for research and treatmentsResearchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have created expanded potential stem cells (EPSCs) in mice, for the first time, that have a greater potential for development than current stem cell lines. These stem cells have the features of the very first cells in the developing embryo, and can develop into any type of cell.
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Ceramic pump moves molten metal at a record 1,400 degrees CelsiusA ceramic-based mechanical pump able to operate at record temperatures of more than 1,400 degrees Celsius (1,673 Kelvin) can transfer high temperature liquids such as molten tin, enabling a new generation of energy conversion and storage systems.
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Injecting electrons jolts 2-D structure into new atomic patternThe same electrostatic charge that can make hair stand on end and attach balloons to clothing could be an efficient way to drive atomically thin electronic memory devices of the future, according to a new Berkeley Lab study. Scientists have found a way to reversibly change the atomic structure of a 2-D material by injecting it with electrons. The process uses far less energy than current methods f
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NIH completes atlas of human DNA differences that influence gene expressionResearchers from the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) Consortium, funded by the National Institutes of Health, have completed a detailed atlas documenting the stretches of human DNA that influence gene expression - a key way in which a person's genome gives rise to an observable trait, like hair color or disease risk. This atlas is a critical resource for the scientific community interested in ho
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Gut fungi could play a role in obesity epidemicA high-fat diet changes fungi in the gut and may play a role in the development of obesity, according to a new study in mSphere, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. While gut microbes have previously been implicated in the development of obesity, this study shows that fungi may also play a role.
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Ars Technica

Zuckerberg announces $199 Oculus Go as “sweet spot” standalone VR headset Mark Zuckerberg at Oculus Connect 4 in San Jose, California. (credit: Sam Machkovech) SAN JOSE, Calif.—On stage at the Oculus Connect 4 conference, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took the wraps off of Oculus Go, the company's first "sweet spot" standalone headset. Zuckerberg announced it would launch "early next year" at a price of $199. The announcement followed Zuckerberg's statement that Ocu
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Ars Technica

10Gbps cable Internet uploads and downloads coming in DOCSIS update Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Pasieka) Cable Internet with download and upload speeds of 10Gbps may eventually come to American homes thanks to a new specification for higher-speed, symmetrical data transmissions. The industry's R&D consortium, CableLabs, today announced that it has completed the Full Duplex Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification, an update to DOCSIS 3.1. The completio
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Nissan modified this GT-R to be driven with a PS4 controller Nissan A few years back, I wrote a feature titled " Why you’ll never drive your car with a joystick ." Today, I learned I spoke too soon (and that Ars' Creative Director Aurich Lawson is prophetic). Over in the UK, Nissan and a company called JLB Design have finally done it. Courtesy of Carbuyer, I learned of a tie-in with the soon-to-be-released Gran Turismo Sport, wherein JLB converted a Nissan
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NeuWrite West

Axon Guidance, Revisited When we learn science in school, we are often taught the “facts”: the Earth is round, photosynthesis produces oxygen, and DNA contains the genetic code of an organism. But where did these facts come from? In the process of understanding the natural world, scientists go through multiple rounds of observation, hypothesis generation, and experimentation—revising models depending on the results. When
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Beyond EPA's Clean Power decision: Climate action window could close as early as 2023As the Trump administration repeals the US Clean Power Plan, a new study underscores the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions -- from both environmental and economic perspectives.
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Our brain omits grammatical elements when it has limited resourcesA study of the use of pronouns by French speakers with agrammatic aphasia shows that grammatical pronouns are significantly more impaired in speech than lexical ones. The findings support a new theory of grammar which suggests that grammatical elements contain secondary information that speakers with limited cognitive resources can omit from their speech and still make sense.
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New study examines full range of post-stroke visual impairmentsResearchers have examined the visual impairment screening/referral forms from 915 post-stroke patients from 20 NHS hospital trusts. Overall 84% were visually symptomatic with visual field loss the most common complaint followed by blurred vision, reading difficulty, and diplopia.
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Anticipated social media buzz can drive tourismHow much positive feedback travelers think they’ll get on social media can predict whether they intend to visit a tourism destination, a new study has found.
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World will have more obese children and adolescents than underweight by 2022The number of obese children and adolescents (aged 5 to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades, according to a new study. If current trends continue, more children and adolescents will be obese than moderately or severely underweight by 2022.
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Documentary Shows Jane Goodall in New Light with Unseen FootageA new documentary about Jane Goodall draws on over 100 hours of unreleased footage to provide a new look at the life of this revolutionary researcher.
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Oddball dwarf planet Haumea has a ringThe dwarf planet Haumea is now the most distant ringed object spotted in the solar system.
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Scientists discover ring around dwarf planet Haumea beyond Neptune Rugby ball-shaped dwarf planet with two moons also has a ring around it and orbits in the outer solar system A ring has been discovered around one of the dwarf planets that orbits the outer reaches of the solar system. Until now, ring-like structures had only been found around the four outer planets – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Continue reading...
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Whoa, Scientists Have Detected a Ring Around This Wacky Dwarf Planet Image: IAA-CSIC/UHU Beyond Neptune sits one of the stranger dwarf planets, Haumea. This icy rock receives its flattened dinosaur egg shape from its lightning-fast rotation—a day only lasts four hours there. But it gets even weirder. New evidence is consistent with the presence of a ring. A tiny ring for a tiny planet. An international team of astronomers found Haumea’s ring by watching it from ob
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Serrated polyps plus conventional adenomas may mean higher risk for colorectal cancerExamining more than 5,000 reports from the New Hampshire Colonoscopy Registry, A Dartmouth research team finds that individuals with both conventional adenomas as well as a subset of lesions known as serrated polyps may be at higher risk for developing colorectal cancer or high-risk adenomas that can lead to colorectal cancer, than those who have serrated polyps or high-risk adenomas alone. Indivi
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New survey reveals concerns about impact of migraine on work productivityA significant percentage of migraine sufferers as well as those without the disease are concerned that migraine affects work productivity, quality of life, family/relationships and employment, according to a new national public opinion survey commissioned by Research!America. Respondents also say the condition is likely to have a long-term and substantial effect on sufferers' ability to carry out
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Future smartwatches could sense hand movement using ultrasound imagingNew research has shown future wearable devices, such as smartwatches, could use ultrasound imaging to sense hand gestures.
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Analysis: Metal supplies unlikely to seriously hamper battery useMIT researchers have found that supplies of raw materials are unlikely to limit increased production of lithium-ion batteries, although they could pose temporary bottlenecks.
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Allergy drug improves function in patients with chronic injury from multiple sclerosisIn a remarkably rapid translation of laboratory research findings into a treatment with the potential to benefit patients, UC San Francisco scientists have successfully completed a Phase II clinical trial showing that an FDA-approved antihistamine restores nervous system function in patients with chronic multiple sclerosis.
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Jony Ive’s creativity pales compared to Apple’s App Store lawsuit defense Enlarge Jony Ive, Apple's chief design officer, might want to take a lesson in creativity from Apple's lawyers. The iPhone is beautiful, and we all know that. But Apple's response to an App Store antitrust lawsuit brought by consumers may take your breath away. Cupertino argues that it should not have to face a class-action lawsuit that accuses the iPhone maker of overcharging consumers for iOS a
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Ceramic Pump That Takes the Heat Promises Cheap, Efficient Grid StorageIt can operate at a record 1,400 ˚C, enabling the use of liquid metals for thermal storage.
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Ceramic pump moves molten metal at a record 1,400 degrees CelsiusA ceramic-based mechanical pump able to operate at record temperatures of more than 1,400 degrees Celsius (1,673 Kelvin) can transfer high temperature liquids such as molten tin, enabling a new generation of energy conversion and storage systems.
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New type of stem cell line produced offers expanded potential for research and treatmentsResearchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have created Expanded Potential Stem Cells (EPSCs) in mice, for the first time, that have a greater potential for development than current stem cell lines. These stem cells have the features of the very first cells in the developing embryo, and can develop into any type of cell.
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Injecting electrons jolts 2-D structure into new atomic patternThe same electrostatic charge that can make hair stand on end and attach balloons to clothing could be an efficient way to drive atomically thin electronic memory devices of the future, according to a new study led by researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).
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October open promos: they’re on! Hello Eyewirers! Our next round of open promotions for Scouts, Scythes , Mods , and Mentors is approaching. We will also consider new Mystics ! During this time you can fill out the open promotion form here to be considered by HQ without requiring player sponsors. Scout, Scythe, and Mentor Qualifications: Have at least earned 50,000 points and completed 500 cubes Maintain at least 90% accuracy ov
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Visionary Mathematician Vladimir Voevodsky Dies at 51 In math as in life, Vladimir Voevodsky played by his own rules. Voevodsky, a Russian-born mathematical prodigy, produced a string of daring insights in the 1990s that revolutionized one of the central fields of mathematics and established him at the pinnacle of his profession. His work continues to reverberate today. On Sept. 30, Voevodsky died in Princeton, New Jersey, at the age of 51. The caus
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Raytheon Unveils a Drone-Killing, Laser-Firing Dune BuggyRaytheon's latest, craziest invention could keep troops safe from drone attacks.
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'Crypto Anchors' Might Stop the Next Equifax-Style MegabreachThere's no foolproof system to keep hackers out. Instead, this increasingly popular security design keeps them in.
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New Zika serotypes may emerge, researcher warnsThe virus is mutating very fast in Brazilian patients. Appearance of new serotypes could hinder development of vaccines and efficacy of diagnostic tests, according to a member of one of the leading group of scientists on Zika-related investigations.
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California moves toward public access for self-driving carsCalifornia regulators took an important step Wednesday to clear the road for everyday people to get self-driving cars.
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250 years after Washington drained it, feds soak a swampThis is a story about a future president who tried to drain a swamp, and government workers who are making it wet again.
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Advance achieved in dry preservation of mammalian sperm cellsIn a paper forthcoming in the November issue of the journal Theriogenology, a team of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, announced the first successful drying and rehydration of domestic cat spermatozoa using a rapid microwave dehydration method.
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Tropical Storm Ophelia appears as a comma in NASA imageryInfrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed powerful thunderstorms around the center of Tropical Storm Ophelia with a band of thunderstorms stretching to the southwest, giving the storm the appearance of a comma.
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Tracking the viral parasites of giant viruses over timeIn freshwater lakes, microbes regulate the flow of carbon and determine if the bodies of water serve as carbon sinks or carbon sources. Viruses exist amidst all bacteria, usually in a 10-fold excess and include virophages which live in giant viruses and use their machinery to replicate and spread. Reported in Nature Communications, researchers at The Ohio State University and the DOE Joint Genome
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Where food is limited, guppy mothers gestate their young longerWhen evolving in environments where a lack of predators makes food scarcity the main survival challenge, guppy mothers gestate their young longer so that they are born more ready to compete for their meals.
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New software speeds origami structure designsResearchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new computer-aided approach that streamlines the design process for origami-based structures, making it easier for engineers and scientists to conceptualize new ideas graphically while simultaneously generating the underlying mathematical data needed to build the structure in the real world.
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Beyond EPA's Clean Power decision: Climate action window could close as early as 2023As the Trump administration repeals the US Clean Power Plan, a new study from the University of Michigan underscores the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions -- from both environmental and economic perspectives.
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Watching wildfiresA team of researchers from the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources' School of Natural Resources and United States Forest Service are continuing an effort to research how climate influences wildfire frequency. The group developed the Physical Chemical Fire Frequency Model just a few years ago. The model focuses on two variables -- temperature and precipitation
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Advance achieved in dry preservation of mammalian sperm cellsIn an important advance in the preservation of animal reproductive material, researchers have achieved the first successful drying and rehydration of domestic cat sperm using a rapid microwave dehydration method. More challenging to dehydrate than rodent sperm because of the presence of a centrosome, the rehydrated cat sperm were viable and capable of producing blastocysts. Dehydration preservatio
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No dark side to using LED lights to supplement WiFiEnergy-saving Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) could help meet demand for wireless communications without affecting the quality of light or environmental benefits they deliver, new research has shown.
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Will we be able to use zinc oxide nanoparticles as fertilizers?Researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and National Institute for Agricultural Research and Experimentation (INIA) have studied the effects of using zinc oxide nanoparticles on agriculture.
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New genetic clue to peanut allergyResearchers have pinpointed a new gene associated with peanut allergy, offering further evidence that genes play a role in the development of food allergies and opening the door to future research, improved diagnostics and new treatment options.
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Hello Friend, Do You Need Help Remembering Everything Before Mr. Robot Season Three Begins? Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) in the season three premiere of Mr. Robot. Image: Michael Parmelee/USA Network Everyone’s favorite mentally unhinged, hoodie-wearing hacker, Elliot Alderson (Rami Malek) and his associates, both real and imaginary, return tonight for season three of Mr. Robot . It’s been over a year since the show’s complex season two wrapped up, so a look back (and ahead) seems very
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Europe set to launch atmosphere-probing satelliteEurope is set to launch a satellite Friday dedicated to monitoring Earth's atmosphere, the protective layer that shields the planet from the sun's radiation, the European Space Agency said.
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MEPs urge probe into Monsanto's sway over safety studiesMembers of the European Parliament called Wednesday for the establishment of a panel to probe claims that US agro giant Monsanto unduly influenced research into its weedkiller's safety.
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Report: Key changes needed to prevent fiery rail crashesA prestigious scientific organization on Wednesday called for more frequent and better inspections of freight railroad tracks to prevent potentially catastrophic oil and ethanol train crashes.
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Scientists begin bold conservation effort to save the vaquita porpoise from extinctionAn international team of experts has gathered in San Felipe, Mexico at the request of the Mexican government (SEMARNAT) and has begun a bold, compassionate plan known as VaquitaCPR to save the endangered vaquita porpoise from extinction. The vaquita porpoise, also known as the 'panda of the sea,' is the most endangered marine mammal in the world. Latest estimates by scientists who have been monito
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Did Mars Once Harbor Deep-Sea Cradles of Life?Satellite observations show possible signs of hydrothermal vents on ancient Martian seabed -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Unraveling the genetics of disc disease in dogsSince the early 1900s, veterinarians have observed intervertebral disc disease -- a common cause of back pain, rear limb paralysis and inability to walk -- more frequently in dogs with short legs (dachshund, French bulldog, and Pekingese to name a few.) But they couldn't pinpoint why -- until now.
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Pregnancy-related heart failure strikes black women twice as often as those of other racesAfrican American women were found to be twice as likely to be diagnosed with peripartum cardiomyopathy as compared to women of Caucasian, Hispanic/Latina, Asian, and other ethnic backgrounds, according to a new study -- the largest of its kind -- published today in JAMA Cardiology by researchers from the Perelman school of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
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New report says concerns remain over safety of rail to transport energy liquids and gasesWith the sharp and largely unexpected increase in the long-distance movement of domestically produced crude oil, ethanol, and natural gas since 2005, a number of concerns have arisen about the safe transport of these hazardous materials, particularly in relation to railroad track defects, rural communities' emergency response preparedness, and the older tank car designs that will continue to be us
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'Ridiculously healthy' elderly have the same gut microbiome as healthy 30-year-oldsIn one of the largest microbiota studies conducted in humans, researchers at Western University, Lawson Health Research Institute and Tianyi Health Science Institute in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China have shown a potential link between healthy aging and a healthy gut.
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Norovirus evades immune system by hiding out in rare gut cellsA new mouse study shows that, even in immunized animals, noroviruses can escape the immune system and still spread by hiding out in an extremely rare type of cell in the gut.
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A defense mechanism to kill intestinal wormsResearchers have discovered a mechanism that kills intestinal worms, which affect nearly a third of the world's population as well as livestock.
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Discovery of peripheral neuropathy cause suggests potential preventive measuresIn discovering how certain chemotherapy drugs cause the nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have found a potential approach to preventing this common and troublesome side effect of cancer treatment.
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Storage is renewable energy's greatest challenge -- this low-cost sulfur battery may helpMotivated by the challenge to drastically reduce the cost of storing renewable energy on the grid while capturing more of it, a group of MIT scientists has developed a battery powered by sulfur, air, water, and salt -- all readily available materials -- that is nearly 100 times less expensive to produce than batteries currently on the market and can store twice as much energy as a lead-acid batter
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We should start planning for large lithium-ion battery demand, say materials scientistsThe key materials that make up lithium-ion batteries, including manganese, nickel, and graphite, likely have sufficient supply to meet the anticipated growth in demand for electric vehicles and portable electronics, say researchers in a perspective published in the journal Joule. Their analysis of the lithium-ion battery supply chain identified short-term challenges for obtaining lithium and cobal
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Lack of CLOCK protein appears key in severe epilepsy formsA new study reports that some children with epilepsy lack a protein called CLOCK, which appears to disrupt the inhibition of excitatory neurons in the brain region where their seizures originate.
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Polluted chicken muck piling up in The NetherlandsTonnes of chicken muck contaminated with a banned insecticide are piling up in hundreds of Dutch poultry farms hit by the tainted-egg scandal, officials said Wednesday.
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Everyman Prepares for Heist by Googling 'How to Rob a Bank' Image: Google.com A man is being held on $100,000 bail for robbing a bank in Largo, Florida last week, and like any of us about to attempt an unfamiliar task, the 26-year-old William Joe Johnson turned to Google for tips first. As the Tampa Bay Times reports , the culprit’s search history wasn’t turned over to authorities—Johnson informed the police of his two-step plan (look up how to rob bank,
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Zuckerberg sorry for virtual tour of devastated Puerto RicoMark Zuckerberg has apologized for showcasing Facebook's virtual reality capability with a tour of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.
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Air pollution kills over 500,000 Europeans a year: reportAir pollution causes more than 500,000 premature deaths across Europe each year despite "slowly" improving air quality on the continent, the EU's environment authority said Wednesday.
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'I don't take my tuba to work at Microsoft': Study shows untapped creativity in workforceWith the U.S. economy less reliant on manufacturing, creativity and innovation are of increasing value. Arts graduates, and others who have developed and honed their creative skills, can be critical assets.
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Scientists describe 'enigmatic' species that lived in Utah some 500 million years agoTo the untrained eye, it looks like a flower crudely etched into rock—as if a child had scratched a picture of a bloom. But to the late fossil hunter Lloyd Gunther, the tulip shape he unearthed at Antimony Canyon in northern Utah looked like the remnant of an ancient marine animal.
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New report recommends changes to county crop and cash rent estimation methods used by the NASSProducing more precise county-level estimates of crops and farmland cash rents will require integrating multiple data sources using model-based predictions that are more transparent and reproducible, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report provides a vision of how the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) can accomplish this.
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The secret to improving liquid crystal's mechanical performanceResearchers have theoretically calculated the static and dynamical properties of the Cottrell clouds, which form around edge dislocations in liquid crystals of the smectic A variety. This work could help, for example, to improve the lubricating performance of such liquid crystals.
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World's 'better' countries have higher rates of cancerThe world's 'better' countries, with greater access to healthcare, experience much higher rates of cancer incidence than the world's 'worse off' countries, according to new research.
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What is a safe following distance?Confusion over what is a 'safe following distance' has road safety researchers calling for a standardized definition to prevent tailgating.
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Why women secretly turn up the heating While male and female body temperatures are similar, subtle biological difference conspire to make household temperatures a perennial bone of contention Forget negotiations over who takes out the bin , new research suggests that the ideal home temperature is the vexed question most likely to split households down gender lines. A study found that one third of couples dispute this issue and that fo
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Is that water drinkable? Fast test may hold the answer Enlarge / Because not all water can come from the Britta or fridge filter, after all. (credit: Wodicka/ullstein bild via Getty Images) Detecting the agents of disease is often really hard. Imagine that you live in a village in a developing country. You may not have electricity, and your water comes via a well of unknown quality. Is the lining in that well sufficient to keep shallow, polluted grou
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Foxconn official: No word on second site until 2018A Foxconn Medical Group official says no decision will be made on whether the electronics giant will open a secondary facility in Wisconsin until next year.
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Puerto Rico investigates post-hurricane disease outbreakFour deaths in Hurricane Maria's aftermath are being investigated as possible cases of a disease spread by animals' urine, Puerto Rico's governor said Wednesday amid concerns about islanders' exposure to contaminated water.
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Criminal offenders with genetic mental disorders judged more negativelyPopular literature, crime dramas and recent trials dominating the media imply that defense attorneys who portray their clients as victims may have better outcomes. The belief is that jurors assign less blame to defendants they feel have been wronged. New research from the University of Missouri has shown that offenders with genetic mental disorders that predispose them to criminal behavior are jud
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Climate change predicted to reduce size, stature of dominant Midwest plant, study findsThe economically important big bluestem grass—a dominant prairie grass and a major forage grass for cattle—is predicted to reduce its growth and stature by up to 60 percent percent in the next 75 years because of climate change, according to a study involving Kansas State University researchers.
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Some plants grow bigger—and meaner—when clipped, study findsSome plants behave like the mythical monster Hydra: Cut off their heads and they grow back, bigger and better than before. A new study finds that these "overcompensators," as they are called, also augment their defensive chemistry - think plant venom - when they are clipped.
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Considered ecologically extinct in the wild, Burmese star tortoise population has grown to more than 14,000 individualsThe Burmese star tortoise (Geochelone platynota), a medium-sized tortoise found only in Myanmar's central dry zone, has been brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to an aggressive captive-breeding effort spearheaded by a team of conservationists and government partners.
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AI Sumo Wrestlers Could Make Future Robots More NimbleForcing AI agents to wrestle led them to learn skills like balancing—and deceiving opponents.
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Airbnb Guests Discover Hidden Camera, Host Charged for ‘Video Voyeurism’ Image: Longboat Key Police An Indiana couple visiting Longboat Key, Florida, were disturbed to find a hidden security camera in their Airbnb rental the day after they checked in. Derek Starnes, who works in IT, told local news outlet WFTS that he noticed a small hole in the smoke detector on the ceiling of their Airbnb’s bedroom on September 1. He removed the device and found a microphone and cam
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Scientists eavesdrop on little-known beaked whales to learn how deeply they diveScientists have reported the first dive depths for Gervais' and True's beaked whales, two of the least known beaked whale species known as mesoplodonts. The study is also the first to use a towed linear hydrophone array to document dive depths for beaked whales, and researchers say it's a promising method to obtain dive depths for other beaked whale species.
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A defense mechanism to kill intestinal wormsResearchers have discovered a mechanism that kills intestinal worms, which affect nearly a third of the world's population as well as livestock. The findings, published in Cell Host & Microbe, could help scientists create new vaccines or drugs to combat intestinal worm infections.
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Key odorants in world's most expensive beef could help explain its allureRenowned for its soft texture and characteristic flavor, Wagyu beef—often referred to as Kobe beef in the U.S.—has become one of the world's most sought-after meats. Now in a study appearing in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that they have detected several key odorants that contribute to the delicacy's alluring aroma.
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Storage is renewable energy's greatest challenge—this low-cost sulfur battery may helpMotivated by a challenge from the Department of Energy to drastically reduce the cost of storing renewable energy on the grid while capturing more of it, a group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology scientists has developed a battery powered by sulfur, air, water, and salt—all readily available materials—that is nearly 100 times less expensive to produce than batteries currently on the market
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Scientists discover one of the most luminous 'new stars' everAstronomers have today announced that they have discovered possibly the most luminous 'new star' ever - a nova discovered in the direction of one of our closest neighboring galaxies: The Small Magellanic Cloud.
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Ny beretning om IC4-mareridtet: DSB ansatte alt for få på værkstederneRigsrevisionen fastslår, at DSB's indsats for at bygge de fejlramte IC-tog færdige har været utilfredsstillende. Statsrevisorerne giver den mangelfulde indsats skylden for, at DSB nu hænger på gamle tog og har svært ved at skaffe siddepladser til passagererne.
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Nu er det officielt: Forsvarsministeriet F35-køb hviler på super-optimismeRigsrevisionen kritiserer Forsvarsministeriet for optimistisk prognose for, at de kommende danske F-35-kampfly kan flyve mere end de norske og hollandske tvillinger. Ministeriet skal nu regne på risikoen for, at det går galt.
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'I don't take my tuba to work at Microsoft': Study shows untapped creativity in workforceA study called ''I Don't Take My Tuba to Work at Microsoft': Arts Graduates and the Portability of Creative Identity" uses data from the the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project and a study of double majors conducted with the support of the Teagle Foundation to explore the translatability of arts alumni's creative skills to their current jobs. The authors find that many arts alumni -- in both ar
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New report recommends changes to county crop and cash rent estimation methods used by the NASSProducing more precise county-level estimates of crops and farmland cash rents will require integrating multiple data sources using model-based predictions that are more transparent and reproducible, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report provides a vision of how the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) can accomplish this.
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Scientists describe 'enigmatic' species that lived in Utah some 500 million years agoThe only fossilized specimen of a species previously unknown to science -- an 'obscure' stalked filter feeder -- has just been detailed for the first time in a paper appearing in the Journal of Paleontology.
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New genetic clue to peanut allergyCanadian researchers have pinpointed a new gene associated with peanut allergy, offering further evidence that genes play a role in the development of food allergies and opening the door to future research, improved diagnostics and new treatment options.
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Playing a conversation game may encourage advance care planningFew people may want to spend a Saturday night planning their end-of-life care, but playing a game designed to spur conversation about advance care planning may be a more enjoyable way to ease into the process, according to researchers.
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Resolving tension on the surface of polymer mixesIn a new paper, physicists study how mixing chemically identical chains into a melt produces unique effects on their surface due to how short and long polymer chains interact with each other. The researchers found an elegant formula to calculate the surface tension of such melts, connected to the relative weight of the components of the mix.
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Quantum manipulation power for quantum information processing gets a boostIn a new study, researchers present methods for controlling the output power and efficiency of a quantum thermal engine based on a two-atom cavity, where the atoms interact with the light confined within the cavity. This could help improve quantum manipulation power for quantum information processing.
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Better managing plastic waste in a handful of rivers could stem plastics in the oceanMassive amounts of plastic bits that are dangerous to aquatic life are washing into the oceans and into even the most pristine waters. But how it all gets there from inland cities has not been fully understood. Now scientists have found that 10 rivers around the world where plastic waste is mismanaged contribute to most of the oceans' total loads that come from rivers.
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A fashionable chemical and biological threat detector-on-a-ringWearable sensors are revolutionizing the tech-world, capable of tracking processes in the body, such as heart rates. They're even becoming fashionable, with many of them sporting sleek, stylish designs. But wearable sensors also can have applications in detecting threats that are external to the body. Researchers now report a first-of-its kind device that can do just that. And to stay fashionable,
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Homicide is the largest contributor to years of lost life among black AmericansHomicide is the largest contributor to potential years of life lost among black Americans, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE and conducted by researchers at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington.
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Doctors need a nudge to reduce antibiotic prescriptions, study findsAn update to a behavioral economics study on clinicians' prescriptions of antibiotics showed that the clinicians may, without long-term interventions, return to bad prescription habits.
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Gigantisk hul er opstået i isen ved AntarktisHullet er dobbelt så stort som Danmark, og det største af sin slags siden fænomenet blev opdaget i 1970'erne.
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How Republicans Got Trump Catastrophically Wrong During last year’s election—back before Washington Republicans awoke to the dangers of an erratic and impulsive commander in chief tweeting his way into “World War III” —there was a common argument deployed by party loyalists in defense of Donald Trump: He’ll behave himself once he’s in office. GOP leaders generally acknowledged (on and off the record) that their nominee’s reckless campaign-trail
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The making of medieval blingGold has long been valued for its luxurious glitter and hue, and threads of the gleaming metal have graced clothing and tapestries for centuries. Determining how artisans accomplished these adornments in the distant past can help scientists restore, preserve and date artifacts, but solutions to these puzzles have been elusive. Now scientists, reporting in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry, have re
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Organic/inorganic sulfur may be key for safe rechargeable lithium batteriesWe have come a long way from leaky sulfur-acid automobile batteries, but modern lithium batteries still have some down sides. Now a team of Penn State engineers have a different type of lithium sulfur battery that could be more efficient, less expensive and safer.
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Wednesday's Top Deals: Philips Norelco Groomer, Egg Cooker, Travelpro Suitcase, and More We start off today’s deals with a Philips Norelco multigroomer , best-selling egg cooker , our audience’s favorite carry-on suitcase and more. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals RAVPower 6700mAh Battery Pack , $10 with code KINJA060 Giant battery packs are great in some situations, but more often than not, you just need something that can fit in you
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Criminal offenders with genetic mental disorders judged more negativelyPopular literature and crime dramas imply that defense attorneys who portray their clients as victims may have better outcomes. The belief is that jurors assign less blame to defendants they feel have been wronged. New research from the University of Missouri has shown that offenders with genetic mental disorders that predispose them to criminal behavior are judged more negatively than mentally di
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Climate change predicted to reduce size, stature of dominant Midwest plant, study findsKansas State University researchers are involved in a study that found climate change may reduce the growth and stature of big bluestem -- a dominant prairie grass and a major forage grass for cattle.
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Scientists eavesdrop on little-known beaked whales to learn how deeply they diveScientists have reported the first dive depths for Gervais' and True's beaked whales, two of the least known beaked whale species known as mesoplodonts. The study is also the first to use a towed linear hydrophone array to document dive depths for beaked whales, and researchers say it's a promising method to obtain dive depths for other beaked whale species.
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Key odorants in world's most expensive beef could help explain its allureRenowned for its soft texture and characteristic flavor, Wagyu beef -- often referred to as Kobe beef in the US -- has become one of the world's most sought-after meats. Now in a study appearing in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that they have detected several key odorants that contribute to the delicacy's alluring aroma.
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Star tortoise makes meteoric comebackThe Burmese star tortoise (Geochelone platynota), a medium-sized tortoise found only in Myanmar's central dry zone, has been brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to an aggressive captive-breeding effort spearheaded by a team of conservationists and government partners.
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Organic/inorganic sulfur may be key for safe rechargeable lithium batteriesWe have come a long way from leaky sulfur-acid automobile batteries, but modern lithium batteries still have some down sides. Now a team of Penn State engineers have a different type of lithium sulfur battery that could be more efficient, less expensive and safer.
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Scientists discover one of the most luminous 'new stars' everUniversity of Leicester contributes to best-ever results on a 'new star' in a nearby galaxy
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Some plants grow bigger -- and meaner -- when clipped, study findsSome plants behave like the mythical monster Hydra: Cut off their heads and they grow back, bigger and better than before. A new study finds that these 'overcompensators,' as they are called, also augment their defensive chemistry -- think plant venom -- when they are clipped. The discovery could lead to the development of new methods for boosting plant growth while reducing the need for insectici
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Drivers are less cautious at railway crossingsDrivers aren't as cautious approaching a railway level crossing compared to a road intersection despite the greater risk of fatality if a collision occurs, a new study has found.
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Mimicking two natural energy processes with a single catalystResearchers take inspiration from natural chemical processes based on hydrogenase and photosystem II, to produce a single metal catalyst with both fuel cell and solar cell functionalities. The combination of these two processes into one system suggests great potential for biologically inspired energy generation technologies.
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Predatory bacteria: The quest for a new class of antibioticsResearchers take one step forward toward understanding and genetically manipulating B. bacteriovorus, a type of bacteria with promising potential use as a living antibiotic.
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Roger Goodell's Empty Letter to the NFL On Tuesday, the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to the executives and presidents of all 32 teams. Its contents concerned the most prominent topic of discussion surrounding the league recently. “Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the National Anthem,” he wrote . “It is an important moment in our game. We want to honor our flag and our country, and our fans
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Plutoniummangel truer stadig Nasas fremtidige rummissionerDen amerikanske rigsrevision advarer om, at Nasa kommer til at mangle plutonium-238 efter slutningen af 2020'erne.
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People Magazine 'Most Beautiful' List Embodies Changing Beauty StandardsAs the saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder — but People magazine may play a big role, too.
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Oculus releases full, open source schematics for second Rift dev kit Enlarge / Looks relatively easy to build with common household items... One of my favorite Onion articles ever is about a down-on-his-luck man who tried to build a PlayStation 2 in his home workshop as a Christmas present for his game-loving son. I bring that up because Oculus has released open source plans and files for its second Rift Development Kit on Github under a Creative Commons Attributi
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How Tesla and Elon Musk May Begin Rebuilding Puerto Rico's Power Grid Tesla founder Elon Musk is in talks with the governor of Puerto Rico to help rebuild the island’s power grid using Tesla technologies. Read More
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Bycatch responsible for decline of New Zealand sea lionGetting caught in fishing nets is a major cause of death for the increasingly endangered New Zealand sea lion, according to new research from the New Zealand's University of Otago and Massey University and the University of Toronto.
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Kune Kune piglets possess social learning skills and have an astonishingly good memoryPigs are socially competent and capable of learning. But the combination of these two skills, i.e. learning by observing others, has been insufficiently studied so far. The exact copying and understanding of demonstrated actions – something that would indicate highly developed learning abilities – could not yet be proven. A new study with Kune Kune pigs conducted by cognitive researchers from the
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Low-cost battery from waste graphiteLithium ion batteries are flammable and the price of the raw material is rising. Are there alternatives? Yes: Empa and ETH Zürich researchers have discovered promising approaches as to how we might produce batteries out waste graphite and scrap metal.
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The making of medieval blingGold has long been valued for its luxurious glitter and hue, and threads of the gleaming metal have graced clothing and tapestries for centuries. Determining how artisans accomplished these adornments in the distant past can help scientists restore, preserve and date artifacts, but solutions to these puzzles have been elusive. Now scientists, reporting in ACS' journal Analytical Chemistry, have re
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Mitochondrial DNA could predict risk for sudden cardiac death, heart diseaseJohns Hopkins researchers report that the level, or 'copy number,' of mitochondrial DNA -- genetic information stored not in a cell's nucleus but in the body's energy-creating mitochondria -- is a novel and distinct biomarker that is able to predict the risk of heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths a decade or more before they happen.
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Frailty associated with increased risk of complications following common, outpatient operationsFrailty was associated with an increased risk of complications among patients who underwent outpatient hernia, breast, thyroid or parathyroid surgery, with the findings suggesting that surgeons should consider frailty rather than age when counseling and selecting patients for elective ambulatory surgery, according to a study published by JAMA Surgery.
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Research letter examines evolving standards of beautyA new research letter published by JAMA Dermatology analyzes People magazine's World's Most Beautiful list to compare standards of beauty in 1990 with the present day.
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What Dead Birds Tell Us about Climate ChangeThe feathers of museum bird specimens are giving scientists a rare glimpse into the history of U.S. carbon emissions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Blade Runner 2049 Brilliantly Uses Visibility and Light to Show Us a Ruined World GIF All images: Warner Bros. Blade Runner 2049 came out last weekend, facing the challenge of both honoring and updating the aesthetic of one of science-fiction cinema’s most beloved films. The filmmakers who made the just-released sequel rose to the occasion by imbuing the movie with a hauntingly appropriate approach to illumination. Back in July, I was part of a roundtable interview with Blade
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Resolving tension on the surface of polymer mixesBetter than playing with Legos, throwing polymer chains of different lengths into a mix can yield surprising results. In a new study published in EPJ E, physicists focus on how a mixture of chemically identical chains into a melt produces unique effects on their surface. That's because of the way short and long polymer chains interact with each other. In these kinds of melts, polymer chain ends ha
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Quantum manipulation power for quantum information processing gets a boostTraditionally, heat engines produce heat from the exchange between high-temperature and low-temperature baths. Now, imagine a heat engine that operates at quantum scale, and a system made up of an atom interacting with light (photons) confined in a reflective cavity of sub-atomic dimensions. This setup can either be at a high or low temperature, emulating the two baths found in conventional heat e
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The secret to improving liquid crystal's mechanical performanceBy deliberately interrupting the order of materials - by introducing different atoms in metal or nanoparticles in liquid crystals - we can induce new qualities. For example, metallic alloys like duralumin, which is composed of 95% of aluminium and 5% copper, are usually harder than the pure metals. This is due to an elastic interaction between the defects of the crystal, called dislocations, and t
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This Guy Uses Black Markers and Liquid Paper to Make Mesmerizing Short Films GIF Remember the mindless doodles you made in your notebooks as classes felt like they’d drag on forever in high school? Jake Fried uses similar materials, ink and Liquid Paper white-out, to bring a complex cut-and-paste collage to life in his short film, Paper Trail . You’ll want to watch it several times to catch every last detail, but there’s no plot or storyline in this film; just an endlessl
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Lying in bed for the sake of scienceTwelve volunteers will arrive this week at the German Space Agency's (DLR) Institute of Aerospace Medicine's :envihab facility to lie in bed for a month in the name of science. NASA's Human Research Program, in partnership with DLR, is sponsoring investigations in this study to observe and analyze the effects of fluid pressure on astronauts' eyes and optic nerves.
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Remote sensing for cosmic dust and other celestial bodiesThe solar system is full of various small bodies such as planetary moons, main belt asteroids, Jupiter Trojans, Centaurs, trans-Neptunian objects and comets. To study them, scientists typically analyse the radiation they reflect, which is referred to as polarimetry. Scientists not only focus on the intensity of the scattered radiation, but also on how photons oscillate in the plane perpendicular t
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12 Horror Movies You Can Stream Right Now, From 'Carrie' to 'The Shining'It's almost Halloween, why aren't you spooked yet?
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A clownfish can take on a shark, but this predicament may prove harder to handle Environment It's hot out here for a sea anemone. It isn't just corals that bleach—sea anemones do too. And when they bleach due to warming waters, fish pay the price.
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Elephants mourn. Dogs love. Why do we deny the feelings of other species? Scientists are discovering more and more about the internal lives of animals. But what does this mean for the way humans behave? Last week footage of five young elephants being captured in Zimbabwe to sell to zoos travelled round the world. Parks officials used helicopters to find the elephant families, shot sedatives into the young ones, then hazed away family members who came to the aid of the
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Bycatch responsible for decline of New Zealand sea lionGetting caught in fishing nets is a major cause of death for the increasingly endangered New Zealand sea lion, according to new research from the New Zealand's University of Otago and Massey University and the University of Toronto.
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Women seen as younger when eyes, lips and eyebrows stand outResearchers in France and America find that aspects of facial contrast, a measure of how much facial features stand out in the face, decrease with age in women across a variety of ethnic groups. The researchers also find that observers perceive women with increased facial contrast as younger, regardless of the ethnic background of the women or the observers. This suggests that facial contrast is a
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Experts express concerns over infant mental health assessmentForty world experts on child development and mental health have released a joint statement calling for caution when applying an influential classification for assessing infant mental health and potential cases of abuse.
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Hurricane Damage in Puerto Rico May Fuel Drug ShortagesThe head of the U.S. FDA says 14 medicines are only made there -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How Stores Trick You Into Buying More Things How do you decide what to buy? The truth is that stores know you better than you do—both online and offline. The Atlantic writer Derek Thompson reveals how retailers consistently manipulate customers into shelling out more money than a given item is worth. In this video, Thompson details three major psychological biases that retailers exploit and offers lessons on how to counteract each one.
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Scorpions Can Tweak Their Venom in Response to Changing Threats Australian Rainforest Scorpion. (Image: Mark Marathon/ Wikimedia Commons ) New research shows that some scorpions can tailor their venom depending on the task at hand, whether it be snatching its next meal or protecting itself against predators. It marks the first time that scientists have documented the ability of an animal to adjust the toxicity of its venom according to need. Scorpions need to
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Swiss Alpine Pass Yields 4,000-Year-Old Bow, Arrows and Lunch BoxPieces of a 4,000-year-old bow, arrows and a wooden food container that belonged to a Bronze Age mountaineer have been found in a high alpine pass in Switzerland.
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Photos: 4,000-Year-Old Artifacts Found in Swiss Alpine PassThe artifacts likely belonged to a Bronze Age mountaineer, according to archaeologists.
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Why jobs of the future won't feel like work | David LeeWe've all heard that robots are going to take our jobs -- but what can we do about it? Innovation expert David Lee says that we should start designing jobs that unlock our hidden talents and passions -- the things we spend our weekends doing -- to keep us relevant in the age of robotics. "Start asking people what problems they're inspired to solve and what talents they want to bring to work," Lee
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A safe optical fiber for delivering light and drugs into the bodyA flexible, biodegradable optical fiber that can deliver light into the body for medical applications is the latest work of a collaboration between electrical engineers and biomaterials engineers in Penn State's Materials Research Institute.
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Research identifies brain chemical abnormalities in earliest stage of psychosisA new study of young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis reports elevations in the brain chemicals glutamate and glycine. Published in Biological Psychiatry, the study led by Dr. Dost Öngür of Harvard Medical School provides the first ever measurement of glycine levels in patients with psychotic disorders.
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Remote sensing for cosmic dust and other celestial bodiesIn a paper recently published in EPJ Plus, Stefano Bagnulo from Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, UK, and colleagues review the state-of-the-art in polarimetry studies of the small bodies in our solar system. Combined with different observational techniques, polarimetry may be used as a remote sensing technique to measure asteroids' size, to reveal the composition and size variation of dust in c
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Obamacare helps reverse the decline in US trustSince the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, known as Obamacare, an estimated 20 million previously uninsured US citizens have gained access to health insurance. Recent research from Umeå and Lund universities in Sweden shows that Obamacare might be key to reversing the trend of declining social trust that has plagued the United States since the 1970s.
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Kune Kune piglets possess social learning skills and have an astonishingly good memoryPigs are socially competent and capable of learning. But the combination of these skills, learning by observing others, has been insufficiently studied so far. Exact copying and understanding of demonstrated actions -- highly developed learning abilities -- could not be proven. A new study at Vetmeduni Vienna with Kune Kune pigs, could now show for the first time that pigs do learn from each other
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Lying in bed for the sake of scienceTwelve volunteers will arrive this week at the German Space Agency's (DLR) Institute of Aerospace Medicine's :envihab facility to lie in bed for a month in the name of science. NASA's Human Research Program, in partnership with DLR, is sponsoring investigations in this study to observe and analyze the effects of fluid pressure on astronauts' eyes and optic nerves.
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Asteroid close approach to test warning systemsA house-sized asteroid passes close to Earth, allowing scientists to rehearse future strike threats.
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69 Porg Photoshops That Will Haunt Your Dreams In the Most Adorable Way Possible dpendleton The porg is easily the most controversial new character in the Star Wars universe. You either love it or hate it, but either way, everyone wants to make photoshops of this strange little creature. And Gizmodo readers delivered. Yesterday, we asked you to send us your best porg photoshops and we got way too many submission to even count. Plenty of you took the challenge to another level
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Hibernating ribosomes help bacteria surviveScientists are uncovering the secrets of how ribosomes hibernate under stressful conditions.
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The Friendship That Helped Create 'Vagina Dispatches' In 2016, Mona Chalabi, the data editor at The Guardian , collaborated with photographer and filmmaker Mae Ryan—now a show developer and producer at The New York Times —to create “ Vagina Dispatches .” The four-part series explored the physical, social, and sometimes political dynamics that surround women’s bodies, and has received more than a million views and an Emmy nomination. In one episode,
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When Scientists Are Sexually Harassed in the Field Last week, a day after The New York Times reported many years’ worth of sexual-harassment allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein, another alarming report appeared, this one in Science magazine. The setting was different—Antarctic research expeditions, not Hollywood—but the narrative was the same. A man, well aware of his position of power, had preyed on women in his field, and his beh
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Climate Change Will Always Hurt Poor People the Most Illustration: Angelica Alzona/Gizmodo ATLANTA —Two to three times a year, heavy rain and backed-up raw sewage flood a block of Peoplestown, Atlanta. Stormwater collects on the highly-impervious concrete buildup of the intersecting interstates 20 and 75/85 just north and flows downhill where it pools on the residential street. Enough rain can bring foul odors and brown-colored water. Promises to u
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California’s wildfires powered by perfect storm of fire hazardsLow humidity, parched vegetation and warm winds have led to fires that have killed at least 17, left over 150 people missing and destroyed over 2000 homes
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To make 2D alloy magnetic, replace a few atoms Researchers have discovered that substituting atoms in the process of making two-dimensional alloys makes them customizable and magnetic. Scientists used chemical vapor deposition (CVD) to make atom-thick sheets and, in the same step, tailor their properties by adding other elements through a process known as doping. They discovered by surprise that they could also give the 2D sheets magnetic pro
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Google Swears It Didn't Nerf Giphy in Search After Exec Bragged 'We Own Happy Birthday Now' GIF GIF Source: Giphy On October 3rd, the founders of the GIF search engine Giphy were riding high. A cover story in Fast Company chronicled the company’s rise to power and execs were spouting off about their dominance. One claimed that Giphy’s hold on search results is so strong “we own happy birthday now.” The next day, the company’s search traffic fell off a cliff. The Fast Company profile is
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Major cities concentrate less scientific productionThe world's major cities, such as New York, London, and Tokyo, are losing their predominant position in the production and circulation of scientific articles, according to a study carried out by the Laboratoire interdisciplinaire solidarités, sociétés, territoires (CNRS/University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès/EHESS/ENSFEA), the INCREASE Federation at the CNRS, and the Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin (CNRS/
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New study examines full range of post-stroke visual impairmentsA new University of Liverpool study, published today in Wiley Brain and Behaviour, examines the wide range of visual impairments developed by stroke survivors.
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Our brain omits grammatical elements when it has limited resourcesA study of the use of pronouns by French speakers with agrammatic aphasia shows that grammatical pronouns are significantly more impaired in speech than lexical ones. The findings support a new theory of grammar which suggests that grammatical elements contain secondary information that speakers with limited cognitive resources can omit from their speech and still make sense.
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World's 'better' countries have higher rates of cancerThe world's 'better' countries, with greater access to healthcare, experience much higher rates of cancer incidence than the world's 'worse off' countries, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.
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Researchers implement entanglement swapping with independent sources over 100km optical fiberA group of scientists led by Prof. ZHANG Qiang and PAN Jianwei from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) have successfully demonstrated entanglement swapping with two independent sources 12.5 km apart using 103 km optical fiber.
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The secret to improving liquid crystal's mechanical performanceIn a paper published in EPJ E, Patrick Oswald from the École Normale Supérieure of Lyon, France, and Lubor Lejček from the Czech Academy of Sciences have theoretically calculated the static and dynamical properties of the Cottrell clouds, which form around edge dislocations in liquid crystals of the smectic A variety. This work could help, for example, to improve the lubricating performance of suc
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Ben-Gurion U. announces new School of Public Health and U. Michigan partnershipThe new BGU School of Public Health aims to promote and enhance the quality of life in the Negev, Israel and around the world, and will focus on excellence in public health education, research and service. The BGU-UM public health partnership was originally established in 2013 to bring two institutions with strong public health track records together to advance public health.
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Quantum manipulation power for quantum information processing gets a boostIn a study published in EPJ D, Kai-Wei Sun and colleagues from Beihang University, Beijing, China, present methods for controlling the output power and efficiency of a quantum thermal engine based on a two-atom cavity, where the atoms interact with the light confined within the cavity. This could help improve quantum manipulation power for quantum information processing.
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New Storms Set Back Relief Efforts on Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, P.R.—The hurricane is long gone, but it’s the regular storms that are now providing some of the biggest challenges to relief and recovery in Puerto Rico. On Tuesday, heavy rainfall from a tropical wave affected most municipalities, which face flash-flood watches through Wednesday night. While a brief reprieve is expected Wednesday morning, rain has been forecast for most of the next wee
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ResearchGate lawsuit, walrus spat and a Second World War shipwreck The week in science: 6–12 October 2017. Nature 550 162 doi: 10.1038/550162a
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Watch a Pack of Adorable Arctic Fox Pups Destroy a Documentary Filmmaker's Camera GIF When you work as a filmmaker, watching one of your cameras get destroyed is like watching part of your livelihood disappear. But it’s hard to be upset when the perpetrators dismantling your expensive equipment are a actually a pack of curious arctic fox pups—or kits, as they’re more accurately called. This adorable footage is now part of a documentary called Fox Tales that will air this eveni
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Cook 12 Eggs at Once With the Dash Deluxe, Now Just $23 Dash Deluxe Egg Cooker , $23 The original Dash Egg Cooker was one of the fastest items to ever join our bestseller pantheon , and now, you can score an all-time low price on the Deluxe model . This is the same Dash our readers know and love, but now it can cook a full dozen eggs at once, rather than just six. More Deals
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Average wages for all workers, men and women, have increased as a result of women joining the workforceEconomists are continually examining the effect of the economy on women, but this male-dominated field seems to be failing to ask what impact women in turn have on the economy? Researchers have examined how women's participation in the workforce has affected economic growth and productivity in cities across the US. They estimate that every 10% increase in female labor force participation rates inc
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One of planet's largest volcanic eruptionsResearchers have determined that the Pacific Northwest was home to one of the Earth's largest known volcanic eruptions, a millennia-long spewing of sulfuric gas that blocked out the sun and cooled the planet. Only two other eruptions -- the basalt floods of the Siberian Traps and the Deccan Traps -- were larger, and they led to two of the Earth's great extinctions.
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Better mini brains could help scientists identify treatments for Zika-related brain damageResearchers have developed an improved technique for creating simplified human brain tissue from stem cells. Because these so-called 'mini brain organoids' mimic human brains in how they grow and develop, they're vital to studying complex neurological diseases.
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Citrus fruit peel: Potential alternative to mosquito control discoveredNatural essential oils extracted from the peel of a citrus fruit could be an effective new eco-friendly alternative in mosquitoes control programs, reports a new study.
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Gold 'nanoprobes' used to track blood flow in tiny vesselsScientists have designed gold nanoparticles, no bigger than 100 nanometers, which can be coated and used to track blood flow in the smallest blood vessels in the body.
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New smell test could aid early detection of Alzheimer's and Parkinson'sProblems with olfaction have been linked to a variety of health conditions. Scientists have developed new tests to detect smell loss more reliably.
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Forget about it: A material that mimics the brainInspired by human forgetfulness -- how our brains discard unnecessary data to make room for new information -- scientists conducted a recent study that combined supercomputer simulation and X-ray characterization of a material that gradually 'forgets.' This could one day be used for advanced bio-inspired computing.
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'Valor,' 'Seal Team,' and 'The Brave': The Tropes and Triggers of TV's New Breed of Military DramaA crop of new shows re-tell the cultural myth that that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
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Could Spider-Man Actually Pass Physics?Turns out, superheroes don't just illustrate physics—they *do* physics, too!
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Men's Stylers Reviewed: Philips Norelco, Braun, Gilette, and Conair.We review men's "stylers," a hybrid mini-trimmer for shaving in tough spots.
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Logitech Craft review: A slick keyboard combo that takes on the Surface Dial Enlarge / Kinda striking, don't you think? (credit: Mark Walton) Specs at a glance: Logitech Craft Colour Grey, aluminium Dimensions 32mm x 430mm x 149mm Weight 960g Connectivity Logitech Unifying 2.4GHz, Bluetooth Low Energy Software Support Mac OS 10.11 and above and Windows 7 and above Features USB Type-C charging, backlight, digital crown, 10m wireless range, Easy Switch Price £179 /$199 The
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Where's the Proof That Mindfulness Meditation Works?The ubiquitous technique for relieving stress and pain has remarkably little scientific evidence backing it, a group of scientists contend -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Lektor: En halv it-projektsucces er godt nok! Vilkårene for offentlige it-projekter er langt fra som i et laboratorium, men præget af forhindringer og hype, mediehysteri og politisk positionering, mener lektor på RUC. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/lektor-halv-it-projektsucces-godt-nok-1081573 Version2
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Spørg Scientariet: Hvad er det sorte, der sprang ud af mit batteri?En læser har oplevet, at et batteri sprang, og en masse sort snask kom ud. Hvad skete der, og hvad er det sorte? Det svarer Institut på Kemi på AU på.
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Resolving tension on the surface of polymer mixesIn a new EPJ E paper, physicists study how mixing chemically identical chains into a melt produces unique effects on their surface due to how short and long polymer chains interact with each other. Pendar Mahmoudi and Mark Matsen from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, found an elegant formula to calculate the surface tension of such melts, connected to the relative weight of the compone
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Predatory bacteria: The quest for a new class of antibioticsOIST researchers take one step forward toward understanding and genetically manipulating B. bacteriovorus, a type of bacteria with promising potential use as a living antibiotic.
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State laws requiring autism coverage by private insurers led to increases in autism careA new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found that the enactment of state laws mandating coverage of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was followed by sizable increases in insurer-covered ASD care and associated spending.
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Web-based treatments helping people with severe mental illness return to workPatients living with severe mental illness are being helped to return to work courtesy of new research from Sydney's Westmead Institute for Medical Research.The study shows that web-based cognitive remediation therapies, together with supported employment programs, significantly increase the likelihood of individuals with severe mental illness obtaining and staying in work.
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FDA head: Hurricane Maria set to hit hospitals nationwide, clobber drug supply Enlarge / UTUADO, PUERTO RICO - OCTOBER 06: Jose Javier Santana holds a Puerto Rican flag he found on the ground after Hurricane Maria passed through. (credit: Getty | Joe Raedle ) After Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico on September 20, the nation’s drug supply and hospitals should brace for their own beating in the next two to three weeks, head of the US Food and Drug Administration Scott Go
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Scientists develop machine-learning method to predict the behavior of moleculesA team of scientists has come up with a machine-learning method that predicts molecular behavior, a breakthrough that can aid in the development of pharmaceuticals and the design of new molecules that can be used to enhance the performance of emerging battery technologies, solar cells, and digital displays.
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Gene to help hybrid wheat breeding identifiedResearchers have identified a naturally occurring wheat gene that, when turned off, eliminates self-pollination but still allows cross-pollination -- opening the way for breeding high-yielding hybrid wheats.
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A specific protein regulates the burning of body fat to generate heatScientists have identified a protein that holds promise as a target for therapies to reduce obesity. They have demonstrated that MKK6 controls the conversion of fat stores, known as white fat, into brown fat, in which lipids are burned to maintain body temperature and reduce obesity.
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Grazing horses on better pasturesHorses in less temperate zones may get some extra grazing. A new study shows warm-season annual grasses have good potential for use in horse pastures.
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Gel to fight rheumatoid arthritisA new potentially therapeutic gel has been developed, which detects nitric oxide, absorbs excess fluids and delivers drugs.
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Removing invasive plants can increase biodiversity in stream watersRestoration projects to remove invasive plants can make a positive impact on native plant species. But a new study shows restoration has an additional benefit. Removal of invasive species growing alongside a stream or river can also improve the biodiversity of aquatic organisms.
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Cities taking narrow approach to start adapting to climate change see benefitsA new study led by a University of Kansas urban planning researcher sheds light on tradeoffs between taking a narrow approach focused on connections between climate change adaptation and reducing risks from hazards like Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and taking a broader approach connecting adaptation to a wide array of city functions.
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Scientists develop tool which can predict coastal erosion and recovery in extreme stormsCoastal scientists have developed a computerized model which goes some way to answering their subject's 'holy grail' -- how to use existing data to confidently forecast annual coastal erosion and accretion.
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Aging slows perception of fallsSeniors need twice as long as young adults to realize they are falling, a delay that puts them at increased risk for serious injury, according to a new study. The findings will help shape the development of wearable fall prevention technology and allow clinicians to more accurately identify at-risk individuals.
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Concussion: How the NFL came to shape the issue that plagued itPlayers kneeling during the national anthem is the most recent NFL controversy, but certainly not the first nor the biggest. Concussion has dogged the NFL since the 1990s, and its initial response -- avoidance and superficial gestures to mollify critics -- damaged its public image. However, in recent years, the league has repositioned itself as a leader in concussion prevention and research, a new
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Perinatal BPA exposure induces chronic inflammation by modulating gut bacteriaEnvironmental toxicants may influence inflammation-promoted chronic disease susceptibility during early life, emerging evidence from a research study in rabbits suggests. BPA exposure just before or after birth leads to reduced gut bacterial diversity, bacterial metabolites such as short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) and elevated gut permeability -- three common early markers of inflammation-promoted c
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Nokia dropper virtual realityUdviklingen af virtual reality går for langsomt, mener det finske firma. I stedet vil firmaet satse på det digitale sundheds-marked.
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Drivers are less cautious at railway crossingsDrivers aren't as cautious approaching a railway level crossing compared to a road intersection despite the greater risk of fatality if a collision occurs, a new QUT study has found.
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What is a safe following distance?Confusion over what is a "safe following distance" has QUT road safety researchers calling for a standardised definition to prevent tailgating.
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How to choose the best smart speaker for you DIY Compare and contrast. Amazon, Google, Apple, Sonos, and others are all selling their own smart speakers. Which should you choose? We'll help you pick the one that's right for you.
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Why Climate Scientists Depend on Alaska’s Indigenous Communities Now More Than Ever UTQIAĠVIK, ALASKA —Arnold Brower Jr., a 70-year-old Iñupiat whaling captain, can recall his first encounter with scientists clearly. It was 1977, and the International Whaling Commission (IWC) had just placed a moratorium on bowhead whale hunting, after a US government-led population survey determined the marine mammals’ numbers to be dangerously low. But Brower, who has been hunting in the icy A
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Daylight Saving Time 2017: A Guide to the When, Why, What and HowHere's everything you've ever wanted to know about Daylight Saving Time (often misspelled as "savings"), including times, dates, its history and more.
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Researchers mimic two natural energy processes with a single catalystKyushu University-based researchers take inspiration from natural chemical processes based on hydrogenase and photosystem II, to produce a single metal catalyst with both fuel cell and solar cell functionalities. The combination of these two processes into one system suggests great potential for biologically inspired energy generation technologies.
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Drivers are less cautious at railway crossingsDrivers aren't as cautious approaching a railway level crossing compared to a road intersection despite the greater risk of fatality if a collision occurs, a new Queensland University of Technology study has found.
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What is a safe following distance?Confusion over what is a 'safe following distance' has QUT road safety researchers calling for a standardised definition to prevent tailgating. Dr Sebastien Demmel, from QUT's Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety -- Queensland (CARRS-Q), said the results of the study which found 50 per cent of drivers tailgate, was being presented at the 2017 Australasian Road Safety Conference in Perth.
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Solar flux: From bug to featureSandia scientists find the best way to mop up solar spills on CSP towers. By cladding the tower with PV panels, this spilled solar flux could be used to generate additional energy.
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Hispanic children and exposure to adverse experiencesAlthough they experience more poverty, Hispanic children from immigrant families reported fewer exposures to such adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) as parental divorce and scenes of violence, a new American study of national survey information gathered on more than 12,000 people found.
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Scientists reveal how inflammation affects the life of brain cellsNew research reveals how blood inflammation affects the birth and death of brain cells, which could offer new treatment targets for antidepressants.
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Menopause triggers metabolic changes in brain that may promote Alzheimer'sMenopause causes metabolic changes in the brain that may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a team of scientists has shown in new research.
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The costs of transporting petroleum products by pipelines and railWhile the policy debate surrounding crude oil transportation costs has emphasized accidents and spills, a new study indicates the debate is overlooking a far more serious external cost -- air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
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New breast cancer drug defeats the Ras genes notorious for causing many types of cancerA new study has shown the recently approved breast cancer drug neratinib can block the function of Ras as well as several other oncogenes through an unexpected process.
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Army researchers point to early warning signs in military vehicle structural 'wellness'Researchers have shown that early fatigue damage behavior in structures may be predicted through the study of the microscale mechanical behavior of the material. The findings are an important result for the structural health monitoring (SHM) community and may lead to new sensing techniques for predicting the service life of critical components.
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SpaceX has flown its third “flight proven” rocket Enlarge / The Falcon 9 first stage being used Wednesday first flew in February, 2017, on the CRS-10 space station supply mission. (credit: SpaceX) 7:45pm Wednesday update : Under brilliant, blue skies a used Falcon 9 rocket launched Wednesday, delivered its payload into orbit, and then the first stage returned to make a landing on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean. About 30 minutes later, the upp
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Forskningsprojekt skal afkode nyt kompliceret regelsæt for brug af sundhedsdataBetingelserne for forskeres brug af sundhedsregistre og sundhedsdata ændrer sig, når Danmark i maj 2018 skal leve op til EU’s databeskyttelsesforordning. Et nyt forskningsprojekt skal afkode og konkretisere de nye regler.
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Morphologies of porous molybdenum disulfide prepared by researchers show good performance in hydrogenation of phenolMolybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is a transition metal chalcogenide material widely used in photocatalysis, synthesis catalyst, hydrodesulfurization, hydrodeoxygenation, electronic, optical, mechanical, even in hydrogen evolution reaction (HER). The morphology-controlled preparation of MoS2 is currently highly topical. Many preparation routes have been developed for synthesis of nanometer MoS2 over the
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Grazing horses on better pasturesWhen you picture a horse, you may imagine it grazing contentedly in a grassy pasture. Grazing lets horses move around naturally outdoors and socialize with other horses. And grass is an easily available, nutritious feed that horses like eating. If you have the land, providing pasture for horses is less costly than buying hay.
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Dutch government wants all new cars to be emissions-free by 2030 Enlarge / AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - APRIL 22: Electric car from Car2Go fleet charges batteries near Dam Square on April 22, 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. As of 31 December 2016, there were 113,636 highway legal light-duty plug-in electric vehicles registered in the Netherlands. (Photo by Horacio Villalobos - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images) On Tuesday, the fractured Dutch g
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CityLab Paris Speaker Line-Up, Programming Announced // Paris Summit Taking Place October 22-24 Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y. (October 11, 2017)—Mayors Anne Hidalgo of Paris, Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, Governor Yuriko Koike of Tokyo, Ada Colau of Barcelona, Mauricio Rodas of Quito, Andy Burnham of Manchester, Jan Vapaavuori of Helsinki, and Zandile Gumede of Durban, South Africa, are among the dozens of mayors to convene in Paris this month for the annual CityLab Summit , hosted in
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Why did ancient people keep human skulls around the house? (video link) Welcome to the first episode of our new anthropology video series, Ancient People Did Stuff . We thought of naming this series something portentous like Amazing Origins or Ancient Wonders , but the fact is that our real, scientifically-verifiable history is pretty mundane. Most of the time, humans were doing ordinary things like hunting, farming, building houses, and, well, using the
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Ketone nutritional supplements: Good or bad for athletic performance?In the quest to improve physical performance, many athletes are turning to untested nutritional supplements. But in the case of one recently available and popular class of supplements -- ketone salts -- research from UBC's Okanagan campus suggests it may inhibit, rather than improve, athletic performance during high-intensity exercise.
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Hispanic children and exposure to adverse experiencesA new study of national survey information gathered on more than 12,000 Hispanic children from immigrant and U.S.-native families found that although they experience more poverty, those from immigrant families reported fewer exposures to such adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) as parental divorce and scenes of violence.
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'Resilience' to adversity determines if a child survives or thrives when bulliedWhy is it that some children are devastated by bullying while others are not? Is there is a major personal characteristic or trait that buffers and protects them against internalizing the harm intended through bullying and cyberbullying? The answer is a resounding 'yes.'
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Grazing horses on better pasturesHorses in less temperate zones may get some extra grazing. A new study shows warm-season annual grasses have good potential for use in horse pastures.
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Morphologies of porous MoS2 show good performance in hydrogenation of phenolTwo morphologies of porous MoS2 obtained by using thiourea and L-cysteine as sulfur sources and modified SiO2 nanoparticles as hard templates,The method offers the advantages of simple steps, convenient operation, controllable pore size, and a specific surface area. MoS2 nano-materials with the respective morphologies were used to catalyze the hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) reaction, showing a good perf
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Research reveals how rabies can induce frenzied behaviorScientists may finally understand how the rabies virus can drastically change its host's behavior to help spread the disease, which kills about 59,000 people annually.A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports shows how a small piece of the rabies virus can bind to and inhibit certain receptors in the brain that play a crucial role in regulating the behavior of mammals. This interfere
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Combining technology and ancient tracking to save the cheetahA life scientist from the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society is investigating whether technology can be combined with the ancient tracking skills of Namibian hunter-gatherers to help save the cheetah and, eventually, other endangered species.
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‘Black Data’ Is the Reason Why Smart Policing Is Still Incredibly Biased Former President Obama at the NYPD’s Real Time Crime Center. Faisal Shahzad, car-bomb suspect, is pictured. Photo: AP We already know we’re being watched. We may even know who’s watching us. What we don’t know is what they’ll do now that they’ve seen us. Andrew Guthrie Ferguson’s “ The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement, ” out on October 9 via NYU Pre
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Unionised employees have a better work-life balanceEmployees working in unionised work places are more likely to benefit from family friendly practices that promote a healthy work-life balance and are better than the statutory minimum, according to UCL-led research.
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Researchers create atom-thick alloys with unanticipated magnetic propertiesSubstituting atoms in the process of making two-dimensional alloys not only allows them to be customized for applications but also can make them magnetic, according to Rice University scientists and their collaborators.
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Using zinc oxide nanoparticles as fertilizersResearchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and National Institute for Agricultural Research and Experimentation (INIA) have studied the effects of using zinc oxide nanoparticles on agriculture.
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No dark side to using LED lights to supplement WiFi, research revealsEnergy-saving Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) could help meet demand for wireless communications without affecting the quality of light or environmental benefits they deliver, new research funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has shown.
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Inside Cells, Genetic War Could Create New SpeciesMitonuclear conflict—a struggle between the genes in a cell’s nucleus and those in its mitochondria—might sometimes split species in two.
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Amazon Finally Made a Waterproof KindleThe new Kindle Oasis can play audiobooks and makes reading easier with a 7-inch screen. Oh, and it's waterproof.
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Laser makes terahertz waves from liquid water For the first time, researchers have produced terahertz waves—a form of electromagnetic radiation in the far infrared frequency range—from liquid water. Xi-Cheng Zhang has worked for nearly a decade to solve the scientific puzzle that many in the research community believed to be impossible. Researchers use lasers to generate terahertz pulses via interaction with a target. In this case, the targe
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Insomnia drugs may up fall risk for older adults For older adults, taking medication to cope with insomnia may increase the risk of falling, new research suggests. The problem may stem from older people continuing to take sleep medications long after they should, says Orfeu Buxton, an associate professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State. “You might think that if they have…sleep medication that risk of falling might go down because they wou
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Nordsjællands Hospital får vicedirektør Jonas Egebart forlader Bornholm for at blive lægelig vicedirektør på Nordsjællands Hospital.
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Low-cost battery from waste graphiteLithium ion batteries are flammable and the price of the raw material is rising. Are there alternatives? Yes: Empa and ETH Zürich researchers have discovered promising approaches as to how we might produce batteries out of waste graphite and scrap metal.
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Researchers discuss the future impact of today's nanotech researchWorld-renowned nanoscientists and chemists Chad Mirkin, the Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) at Northwestern University, and Teri Odom, the IIN's Associate Director, sit down to discuss the golden age of miniaturization and how the "science of small things" is fostering major advances.
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Stop and go in the potassium channelCells need openings in the cell membrane in order to make exchanges with their environment. These openings are closable portals in which the signals are transported in the form of ions. Private lecturer Dr. Indra Schröder from the Department of Membrane Biophysics at the TU Darmstadt, which is run by Professor Gerhard Thiel, is interested in potassium channels. The physicist and head of the junior
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AI-based financial advisor for low-wage workersWorkers with lower-than-median wages are often prone to financial instability and affected by bank policies such as penalty and overdraft fees, leading to a vicious cycle of debt and poor credit. During 2016 alone, banks made over $30 billion from overdraft fees. The workers with the least financial cushion are typically the most vulnerable in these situations.
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Could There Be More Than One Wedding in the CW's DC Crossover? Mark Ruffalo teases big plans for the Hulk beyond Thor: Ragnarok . Get a look at John Cena in action for the Bumblebee movie. The Flash adds an obscure comics villain with a hell of an unpronounceable name. Plus, new pictures from The Inhumans , and new footage from the returns of Arrow and Shannara Chronicles . Spoilers Get! Thor: Ragnarok In an interview with Cinema Blend , Mark Ruffalo reveale
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Amazon's Sick High-End Kindle Got a Serious Overhaul All images: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo When Amazon released the Kindle Oasis back in the spring of 2016, we said it was the best e-reader ever made . But that doesn’t mean it was perfect, and in the year and half since it came out, it’s become clear there was room for improvement. With a starting price of $290, the old Oasis was a bit pricey, it had a blocky (and now outdated) design and it was missi
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Beware: Your Home Security Cam Is Watching YouIt's weird to see how you act when nobody's looking -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Amazon’s new Kindle Oasis is (finally) waterproof and a little less expensive Enlarge / Still looks Kindle-ish. (credit: Amazon) Amazon launched a revamped version of its Kindle Oasis e-reader on Wednesday. The new device will remain the highest-end model in Amazon’s popular Kindle series, but it comes with a host of tweaks compared to the previous Oasis, which launched in early 2016 . The reader now has a 7-inch e-ink display, a full inch larger than its predecessor. Amaz
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Prepare for Parcel Drops Inside Your Home (While You’re Outside It)
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Trump's policies will harm coal-dependent communities instead of helping themEPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is moving to repeal the Clean Power Plan as part of the Trump administration's efforts to bring jobs and prosperity to communities that rely on the coal industry.
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Money can't buy me love, but you can put a price on a treeWhat is something worth? How do you put a dollar value on something like a river, a forest or a reef? When one report announces that the Great Barrier Reef is worth A$56 billion, and another that it's effectively priceless, what does it mean and can they be reconciled?
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Researchers work to mitigate water scarcity crisis with solar-powered devices made of woodEngineers at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering have created a novel technological solution to the pressing global challenge of water scarcity by creating a suite of solar steam generation devices that are at once efficient, easily accessible, environmentally friendly, biodegradable, and extremely low cost.
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Image of the Day: Rainbow GutRather than organizing into easily defined compartments, different microbes mix and intermingle within the mouse gut, scientists find.
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Going up against a rival makes us take more risks Rivalry can make us take more risks, new research suggests. Researchers studied the interactions between rival and non-rival teams on fourth downs in more than 2,000 NFL games from 2002-2010. “…we found that when you’re playing a rival you’re more likely to go for it…” “Our hypothesis was if you’re playing or competing against a rival, you’re more likely to take risks,” says Lisa Ordóñez, vice de
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Large ancient flightless birds from Australia, Europe and North America found to be related(Phys.org)—A small team of researchers from Flinders University, Centro de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Tierra and the South Australian Museum has found evidence that suggests large flightless birds that once lived in Australia, Europe and North America were related to one another. In their paper published in Royal Society Open Science, the group describes using a variety of techniques to stu
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Far-infrared instrument to map star formation in the universeQuestions about how and when stars are formed continue to tug at human curiosity. Star formation is governed by gravity and heat. Gravity causes molecular clouds to collapse and eventually form stars and planetary systems, but to complete the process, heat needs to be continuously removed from the cloud. Hence, ionized carbon and neutral oxygen—the two major coolants of the interstellar medium (IS
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Marie Curie and her X-ray vehicles' contribution to World War I battlefield medicineAsk people to name the most famous historical woman of science and their answer will likely be: Madame Marie Curie. Push further and ask what she did, and they might say it was something related to radioactivity. (She actually discovered the radioisotopes radium and polonium.) Some might also know that she was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. (She actually won two.)
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You should get the flu shot—even if it won’t keep you from getting sick Health Get it for all the people who can’t. Don’t think of the flu shot as being about you. It’s about everyone. And we can do better.
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Jordmødre tager stadig telefonen hos 1813 trods advarselRegion Hovedstaden lader fortsat jordemødre visitere akutte patienter, når de ringer til akuttelefonen 1813, selv om regionens egen analyse anbefaler det modsatte.
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Simulating cetacean sex with cadaver parts offers insight into marine copulation(Phys.org)—A small team of researchers from Dalhousie University, the University of Massachusetts and Tufts University has learned more about the ways that cetaceans copulate by using parts from dead sea animals to simulate mating in the wild. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes the various techniques they used to simulate copulation and what they le
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Scientists develop potentially therapeutic gel, which detects nitric oxide, absorbs excess fluids and delivers drugsIBS scientists at the Center for Self-Assembly and Complexity, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), invented a hydrogel to fight rheumatoid arthritis and other diseases. Published in Advanced Materials, this jelly-like material could be used to absorb extra fluids in swelling joints and release drugs.
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A display of lights above the stormIn 2015, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Andreas Mogensen was onboard the International Space Station (ISS), photographing the tops of thunderstorms from Earth orbit. And he saw something very interesting indeed.
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Zombie ScienceRetractions of scientific studies do not always mean that the studies die a deserved death. Sometimes they live on as zombie studies, continuing to be cited by other researchers and having an effect on the scientific discussion. We can fix this.
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A 757hp Corvette station wagon? We love the Callaway AeroWagen Enlarge (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) Here at Ars, I've made no secret of my love for wagons or my regard for the current generation of Chevrolet Corvette. Now, thanks to the clever people at Callaway Cars, it's possible to get both of those in one carbon-fiber package: the Callaway AeroWagen. The AeroWagen is the latest product from a company that has been tuning Corvettes—with GM's blessing and war
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Major cities concentrate less scientific productionThe world's major cities, including New York, London and Tokyo, are losing their predominant position in the production and circulation of scientific articles, according to a study carried out by the Laboratoire interdisciplinaire solidarités, sociétés, territoires (CNRS/University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès/EHESS/ENSFEA), the INCREASE Federation at the CNRS, and the Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin (CNRS
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Professor: Betragt planter som et fodboldhold, der skal spille sammenHøsten bliver større, når planter ’samarbejder’ i stedet for at konkurrere om at ’score’. Det taler for en ny indgangsvinkel til planteavl, mener ekspert i planteøkologi.
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5 Things We Bet You Didn't Know about the PlacentaThe placenta does a whole lot more than just ferry oxygen and nutrients to the fetus and take away wastes and carbon dioxide -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A fashionable chemical and biological threat detector-on-a-ringWearable sensors are revolutionizing the tech-world, capable of tracking processes in the body, such as heart rates. They're even becoming fashionable, with many of them sporting sleek, stylish designs. But wearable sensors also can have applications in detecting threats that are external to the body. Researchers now report in ACS Sensors a first-of-its kind device that can do just that. And to st
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Better managing plastic waste in a handful of rivers could stem plastics in the oceanMassive amounts of plastic bits that are dangerous to aquatic life are washing into the oceans and into even the most pristine waters. But how it all gets there from inland cities has not been fully understood. Now scientists have found that 10 rivers around the world where plastic waste is mismanaged contribute to most of the oceans' total loads that come from rivers. The report appears in ACS' E
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Midsize match-up: Camry versus AccordThe Honda Accord and Toyota Camry have long been household names, but these stalwarts are shaking things up for 2018. With fierce competition from rival sedans and the growing popularity of crossovers, the Accord and Camry have both been completely redesigned from the ground up to keep them competitive. Sure, differences in styling are readily apparent, but what's under their skin also separates t
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Why A Long-Term-Disability Policy Is More Important Than Pet Insurance Though not as trendy as pet insurance, a long-term-disability policy is pretty cheap and can save your bacon if you have an accident, get cancer or otherwise can't work for a few months or years. (Image credit: Rich LaSalle/Getty Images)
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Designing drugs aimed at a different part of life's codeMost drugs work by tinkering with the behavior of proteins. Like meddlesome coworkers, these molecules are designed to latch onto their target proteins and keep them from doing what they need to do.
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Parents want more life skills to be taught in schoolParents want teachers to do more when it comes to teaching their children about social and life skills inside the classroom, according to a new report.
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Optical fiber delivers light into body then biodegrades A new flexible, biodegradable polymer fiber may make it easier to deliver light into the body, which typically requires the implantation of an optical fiber made of glass. The ability to deliver light into the body is important for laser surgery, drug activation, optical imaging, diagnosis of disease, and in optogenetics, the experimental field in which light manipulates the function of neurons i
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Watch WIRED Build the Biggest Star Wars Lego Set EverIt took us four days to assemble this 7,514-piece, $800 Lego Millennium Falcon.
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Is Steven Soderbergh's New App the Future of TV?The filmmaker's next project with HBO wants to change how you see stories.
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How the lidar-on-a-chip technology GM just bought probably works Enlarge (credit: GM) General Motors has acquired Strobe, a lidar startup that could give the giant automaker a leg up in the race to make self-driving cars a mainstream technology. Kyle Vogt, founder of the self-driving car startup Cruise (which GM acquired last year ), announced the acquisition in a Monday blog post . Lidar—short for light radar—is widely seen as a key sensor technology for self
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Better managing plastic waste in a handful of rivers could stem plastics in the oceanMassive amounts of plastic bits that are dangerous to aquatic life are washing into the oceans and into even the most pristine waters. But how it all gets there from inland cities has not been fully understood. Now scientists have found that 10 rivers around the world where plastic waste is mismanaged contribute to most of the oceans' total loads that come from rivers. The report appears in ACS' E
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A fashionable chemical and biological threat detector-on-a-ringWearable sensors are revolutionizing the tech-world, capable of tracking processes in the body, such as heart rates. They're even becoming fashionable, with many of them sporting sleek, stylish designs. But wearable sensors also can have applications in detecting threats that are external to the body. Researchers now report in ACS Sensors a first-of-its kind device that can do just that. And to st
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Mass–Energy Equivalence and the Power of GirlsIn recognition of the International Day of the Girl, a new take on E=mc2... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The ambitious effort to document California’s changing deserts Ecologists catalogue bird and mammal populations as warming transforms Death Valley. Nature 550 168 doi: 10.1038/550168a
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Forskers erhvervssamarbejde fører til teknologi i international klasseDen private virksomhed SAXSLAB har gennem tre år samarbejdet med professor MSO Bente Vestergaard...
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Eminem Delivers a Critique as Vulgar as the President The rapper Eminem performed a freestyle takedown of President Trump on television Tuesday, calling out the hypocrisy of his extravagant travel, his bumbling incompetence, and his disrespect for a POW before dubbing him “Donald the bitch.” The performance was perhaps the most prominent instance of a white celebrity defending the NFL players protesting the killing of African Americans by police off
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Clean power replacement worse than nothing, costs more than 3,500 lives and $33B yearlyA new map released today by scientists at Syracuse and Harvard universities shows that, compared to doing nothing, replacing the Clean Power Plan with a narrower option would make air quality worse and endanger more lives, on top of the 3,500 premature deaths and $33 billion in health costs already estimated.
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Predatory bacteria—the quest for a new class of antibioticsIn 2016, the World Health Organization named antibiotic resistance as "one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today." The announcement cited a growing list of infections, such as tuberculosis and gonorrhea, that are becoming more difficult to treat each year as resistance to current antibiotic treatments increases. Yet antibiotics are essential—without them, th
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This Philips Norelco Is Seven Grooming Tools In One, Just $20 Today Only Philips Norelco Multigroom 5100 , $20 The Philips Norelco Multigroom 5100 is actually seven different grooming tools rolled up into one device (including a nose hair trimmer!), and you can own one for an all-time low $20 today on Amazon. This was a strong contender for your favorite beard trimmer in over on Kinja Co-Op , just note that this deal is only available today. More Deals
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Turtle that swallowed fishing line released in oceanA sea turtle that swallowed more than 4 feet (1 meter) of fishing line has been released in the Atlantic Ocean off South Carolina's coast after undergoing surgery.
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'Plan B': Seven ways to engineer the climateDismissed a decade ago as far-fetched and dangerous, schemes to tame global warming by engineering the climate have migrated from the margins of policy debate towards centre stage.
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Climate change and extreme weather driving migrationClimate change is an important driving force of human migration.
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As Paris climate goals recede, geoengineering looms largerEven if you are terrified of heights, jumping out of a plane with a makeshift parachute may begin to look like a good idea once you know the aircraft is running out of fuel.
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Automated driving key to reducing serious road trauma injuries, study showsRoad trauma in Australia and New Zealand could be significantly reduced by the adoption of rapidly developing technologies that change the way drivers use vehicles, new research completed by the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) has found.
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Research looks at white working-class views on identity, race and immigrationA new research study presents a perspective on the social and political views of white working-class communities.
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Image: Wildfires running amok in CaliforniaFires broke out quickly this past weekend in northern California. Sixty mile an hour winds did nothing to help either quell or stop the runaway fires from jumping fire lines and decimating whole neighborhoods. Dry, hot conditions which have been problematic for much of the west coast this summer erupted into flames after a series of lightning strikes. October is always a difficult time in Californ
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Plugging in to a volcano: Geothermal power and the science that enables it Enlarge / Signage at Sulphur Bay, Rotorua, New Zealand. (credit: David Davies/PA Images via Getty Images) In Rotorua, New Zealand, the evidence of geothermal activity is everywhere. Often, the grates covering street drains will steam. Every now and again, a homeowner will wake up to find that their backyard has been replaced by a steaming hole in the ground. But all of this was nearly lost in my
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Study exposes dark side of coffee cultivation in UgandaCoffee represents a multi-hundred-billion dollar industry, consumed almost entirely by industrialized nations while being cultivated, harvested and exported by the world's poorer nations. And although there has been recent attention to Fair Trade coffee—which brings more economic benefits to growers—Fair Trade makes up just 5 percent of the U.S. coffee market.
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Dataset size counts for better climate and environmental predictionsA new statistical tool for modeling large climate and environmental datasets that has broad applications—from weather forecasting to flood warning and irrigation management—has been developed by researchers at KAUST.
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Bio-methane transforms from landfill waste to energy sourceMethane produced by manure and food waste in landfills doesn't have to go to waste. Using anaerobic digesters, the gas can be harnessed for energy.
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Gel to fight rheumatoid arthritisIBS scientists developed a potentially therapeutic gel, which detects nitric oxide, absorbs excess fluids and delivers drugs.
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Phone calls work better to remind people about colon cancer screeningLive phone calls significantly outperform text messages and letters as a way to remind patients to complete and return at-home screening tests for colon cancer, according to new research in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
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Dine likes viser hvad du stemmer påHar du liket noget på facebook, der handler om politik? Hvis du har, kan forskere nu med høj...
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Anticipated social media buzz can drive tourismHow much positive feedback travelers think they'll get on social media can predict whether they intend to visit a tourism destination, a new University of Georgia study has found.
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Where does the sand on Mars come from?This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaisance Orbiter (MRO) shows one possible place where sand grains are being produced on Mars today. Discovered in images from the Context Camera, this region exhibits dark material that is being eroded from dark layers in the bedrock of a semicircular depression near the boundary of the Southern highlands and the Northern lowlands. Downslope lineations support the
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A safe optical fiber for delivering light and drugs into the bodyA flexible, biodegradable optical fiber that can deliver light into the body for medical applications is the latest work of a collaboration between electrical engineers and biomaterials engineers in Penn State's Materials Research Institute.
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9 More Horror Stories From People Who Had Their Electronic Devices Searched at the Border File photo of the US-Canada border in 2011 near Blaine, Washington (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) On Monday, we looked at some of the complaints filed with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) about the treatment of travelers at the US border. People regularly have their electronic devices searched, often for no good reason at all, leading to an invasive and violating experience . And today we have m
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How machine learning can predict and prevent disruptions in reactorsRobert Granetz has been a research scientist in MIT's Plasma Science and Fusion Center for more than 40 years. He recently gave a talk hosted by the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) on using machine learning to develop a real-time warning system for impending disruptions in fusion reactors. A specialist in magnetohydrodynamic instabilities and disruptions, Granetz discussed how research in this area
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New crew and new research in AntarcticaThe Concordia research station in Antarctica is a place of extremes: for nine months no supplies can be delivered, the nearest living beings are 600 km away at the Russian Vostok station, and the Sun does not rise above the horizon for four months in the winter.
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Author Franklin Foer on Controlling the Power of Big TechFranklin Foer, author of a new book about big tech companies, talks about the power of those firms and how to curb it.
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Your Next Gig: Map the Streets For Self-Driving CarsMapper wants to be the dominant supplier of 3D maps for every self driving car. 10,000 drivers might help them do it.
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These Abstract Prints Turn Physics Into ArtKim Keever drops paint into a 200 gallon fish tank to make his art. It's mesmerizing.
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Should Facebook and Twitter Be Regulated Under the First Amendment?Fake news. Russian prapoganda. Hyperpartisanship. As public discourse migrates to the web, the old rules of the First Amendment may need rewriting.
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The Fires in Napa, Sonoma, and Santa Rosa Are a Perfectly Normal ApocalypseA changing climate means fires, winds, and floods will devastate the places where humans meet the wild.
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I sidste ende er det systemet der er spændt hårdt forDe de tre dødsfald som følge af meningokoksygdom er fortvivlende, især for de pårørende, men også for de involverede sundhedspersoner og hele sundhedsvæsenet.
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How to make the cosmic web give up the matter it’s hidingHalf the ordinary matter in the universe is unaccounted for. Astronomers may now have a new way to see it spanning the space between galaxies.
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Which Sounds Better, Analog or Digital Music?The answer is subjective, but the underlying math is not -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

How we found our lost Mars lander after a decade of searching – and what's nextThe last picture taken of the Mars lander Beagle 2 showed it being successfully ejected from Mars Express on Christmas Day in 2003. But sadly, we never got a signal back from the lander and have ever since tried to work out what happened, and where it is. Eventually we made a breakthrough – and our findings have now been published in Royal Society Open Science.
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Medie: Israel fandt russiske hackere i Kasperskys infrastruktur Russiske spioner brugte Kasperskys antivirus som global søgemaskine, beretter New York Times. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/israelere-brugte-modificeret-stuxnet-at-opdage-russiske-hackere-kasperskys-infrastruktur Version2
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Minicomputer fra Nvidia er klar til 100 procent selvkørende bilerMed en computerkraft, der er 10 gange kraftigere end den forrige generation, vil Nvidia levere sin PX-platform til bilproducenter, der satser på selvkørende biler.
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Viden

UPS… Google-dims optog al lyd i badeværelset af sig selvFirmaet erkender, at den nye Google Home Mini uretmæssigt har foretaget tusindvis af optagelser i brugeres hjem. En atypisk opdatering løser problemet.
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Could the "Alzheimer's Gene" Finally Become a Drug Target?Shutting down the top risk gene holds potential for halting the disease process -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Secrets of hidden ice canyons revealedWe are all aware that Antarctica's ice shelves are thinning, but recently scientists have also discovered huge canyons cutting through the underbelly of these shelves, potentially making them even more fragile. Thanks to the CryoSat and Sentinel-1 missions, new light is being shed on this hidden world.
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Research clarifies nuclear hormone receptor function in plantsThe striking capacity for plants to adapt their growth and development to an ever-changing environment is mediated by diverse plant hormones that regulate virtually every aspect of plant life. In the past 10 to 15 years, enormous progress has been made in elucidating the nature of plant hormone receptors.
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Artificial intelligence computer designed to drive autonomous carsNVIDIA today unveiled the world's first artificial intelligence computer designed to drive fully autonomous robotaxis.
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Intel presents 17-qubit superconducting chip with advanced packagingToday, Intel announced the delivery of a 17-qubit superconducting test chip for quantum computing to QuTech, Intel's quantum research partner in the Netherlands. The new chip was fabricated by Intel and features a unique design to achieve improved yield and performance.
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Mitsubishi system uses road-surface projections and car-body displays to indicate vehicle movements clearlyMitsubishi announced today its new Safe and Secure Lighting system, which uses road-surface projections and car-body displays to inform pedestrians and other drivers about the vehicle's movements and actions. Selected features of the system will be exhibited with the Mitsubishi Electric EMIRAI4 concept car during 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017, which will take place at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition c
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The Crusaders Keeping Killers’ Names Offline After Mass ShootingsTom and Caren Teves lost their son in a mass shooting. Five years later, they're still trying to get the internet to stop making shooters famous.
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Google, Facebook, and Twitter Need a New Approach to Tackling ChaosGoogle, Facebook, and Twitter’s biggest problems used to be rare instances of pranksters acting up. Now chaos is the status quo.
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Google Home, Alexa, and Siri Are Forcing Us to Make a Serious DecisionAlexa, Google Home, and Siri will get to know all about you. But if you want to switch, you’ll have to start again at square one.
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The Atlantic

The Quiet Mentor The average reader has likely never heard of Jim Ridley. That’s, at least in part, by design. Though a gifted writer and editor in his own right, Ridley possessed an uncommon ability to see the talents of others. People often describe mentorship relationships by saying that mentors pull their acolytes up the career ladder with them. In Ridley’s case, it’s more accurate to say that he pulled peopl
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Asteroid tracking network observes close approachOn Oct. 12 EDT (Oct. 11 PDT), a small asteroid designated 2012 TC4 will safely pass by Earth at a distance of approximately 26,000 miles (42,000 kilometers). This is a little over one tenth the distance to the moon and just above the orbital altitude of communications satellites. This encounter with TC4 is being used by asteroid trackers around the world to test their ability to operate as a coord
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Symbiotic giant bacteria enable Red Sea surgeonfish to specialize their dietsRed Sea surgeonfish use metabolically diverse giant bacteria to digest different types of algae, according to new research. Not only do these findings explain the basis of surgeonfish diversity, but they may also provide a valuable genetic resource for biofuel research.
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Engineers identify key to albatross' marathon flightThe albatross is one of the most efficient travelers in the animal world. One species, the wandering albatross, can fly nearly 500 miles in a single day, with just an occasional flap of its wings. The birds use their formidable wingspans, measuring up to 11 feet across, to catch and ride the wind.
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The rise and fall and rise again of 23andMe How Anne Wojcicki led her company from the brink of failure to scientific pre-eminence. Nature 550 174 doi: 10.1038/550174a
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Identifying a new family of light-responsive proteinsWhen Han Bao started looking for a new cyanobacteria species to study, she had no idea that the perfect candidate was just upstairs.
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Taking the brakes off plant production can backfire, study findsWhen engineers want to speed something up, they look for the "pinch points," the slowest steps in a system, and make them faster.
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Researchers publish detailed picture of biological particle flow into deep sea along equatorAnimal excrements and parts of dead organisms constantly sink from the surface of the oceans towards the deep sea. This particle flow plays an important role in the global carbon cycle and consequently for the climate. Little is known so far about its distribution in the water column. An international research team led by the GEOMAR has now published a detailed image of this distribution mechanism
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Electrons surfing on a laser beamThe Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland, the largest accelerator in the world, has a circumference of around 26 kilometres. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany, are attempting to go to the other extreme by building the world's smallest accelerator—one that fits on a microchip. The research team has now taken another step towards achieving this a
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Dagens Medicin

Ølgod mister sine sidste to familielægerTo praktiserende læger i Ølgod har sagt deres ydernumre op på grund af en strid om deres lejekontrakt i byens sundhedshus. Regionens praksischef er uforstående over for lægernes beslutning.
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Science | The Guardian

Could we dispose of nuclear waste on a rocket to the sun | Notes and queries The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts Is it possible or ethical to gather all the nuclear waste the world produces, load it into a rocket, and blast it into the sun? I’m guessing it will burn up before reaching the sun, but would it have any adverse effects? Stella Cloherty Continu
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Researchers fabricate 3-D silicon structures with a focused infrared laserPhysicist Richard Feynman once gave a lecture titled "There is plenty of room at the bottom." This lecture is often quoted to highlight the successes of modern micro- and nano-fabrication techniques, and the value of available space that comes with advances in miniaturization. In this respect, silicon, the bedrock of modern computers, mobile communications, and photonic devices, has proven to be e
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Live Science

Beyond Birth Control: 5 Conditions 'The Pill' Can Help TreatBirth control medications are used for reasons that go far beyond simply preventing pregnancy.
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Live Science

'Beam of Invisibility' Could Hide Objects Using LightCloaking technologies could become a reality with a specially designed material that can mask itself from other forms of light when it is hit with a "beam of invisibility."
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Live Science

'King Tides' Flood Florida Streets (Here's Why)The highest high tides that come each year are rising with sea levels.
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Live Science

One Direction Concert Goer Screamed So Hard She Ended Up with Collapsed LungsWhen the boy band One Direction sang about trying to "scream out my lungs," in their ballad "Moments," they likely weren't expecting anyone to take the lyrics literally.
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Dagens Medicin

Syddanmark vil etablere regionsklinik på hospital En ny almenmedicinsk klinik Sydvestjysk Sygehus skal afhjælpe lægemanglen i Esbjerg.
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Dagens Medicin

Foreløbig måling: Flertal stemmer ja til OK18 De foreløbige resultater af Dagens Medicins rundspørge til landets almen medicinere tyder på et ja til overenskomsten mellem praktiserende læger og regionerne.
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The Atlantic

Is There a Meaningful Legislative Solution for Mass Shootings? Authorities discovered 23 guns in the Las Vegas hotel room of Stephen Paddock, the man who opened fire on a crowd of country-music fans on October 1. At least 12 of those guns were weapons equipped with bump stocks, devices used to increase a gun’s rate of fire. In the days following the massacre, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle suggested Congress should review rules regulating bump stocks.
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Ingeniøren

Dannelsen af kul var tæt på at omdanne Jorden til en sneboldDa koncentrationen af CO2 faldt fra over 700 ppm til omkring 100 ppm for ca. 300 millioner år siden, kom Jordens gennemsnitstemperatur tæt på nul grader, viser ny beregning.
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Dagens Medicin

Læger i Vejle vil bekæmpe lægemangel og tage flere patienter Seks læger i Vejle vil tage sammenlagt 3100 patienter ind i det nye år, hvis regionen takker ja til deres tilbud. Det er prisværdigt, men ikke en holdbar løsning på landsplan, mener PLO-formand.
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Big Think

Half of All Mexicans Paid a Bribe in the Previous 12 Months Also according to this survey, Brazil is the least corrupt country in Latin America Read More
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Ingeniøren

Forsker om Niels Bohr Bygningen: »Det er fuldstændig uhørt«Kim Haugbølle, seniorforsker ved Statens Byggeforskningsinstitut, har aldrig oplevet fortilfælde, hvor man har været nødsaget til at udskifte 2,5 kilometer rør.
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A specific protein regulates the burning of body fat to generate heatScientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC) have identified a protein that holds promise as a target for therapies to reduce obesity. Drs. Guadalupe Sabio and Nuria Matesanz have demonstrated that MKK6 controls the conversion of fat stores, known as white fat, into brown fat, in which lipids are burned to maintain body temperature and reduce obesity.
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Researchers identify gene to help hybrid wheat breedingAustralian researchers at the University of Adelaide have identified a naturally occurring wheat gene that, when turned off, eliminates self-pollination but still allows cross-pollination -- opening the way for breeding high-yielding hybrid wheats.
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Scientists develop machine-learning method to predict the behavior of moleculesA team of scientists has come up with a machine-learning method that predicts molecular behavior, a breakthrough that can aid in the development of pharmaceuticals and the design of new molecules that can be used to enhance the performance of emerging battery technologies, solar cells, and digital displays.
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Tai chi holds promise as cardiac rehab exerciseThe slow and gentle movements of Tai Chi -- which can increase in pace -- hold promise as an alternative exercise option for patients who decline traditional cardiac rehabilitation. The study is the first to suggest that Tai Chi may improve exercise behaviors in this high-risk group.
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The Atlantic

'People Who Boast About Their IQ Are Losers' In 2004, a New York Times reporter asked Stephen Hawking what his IQ was. “I have no idea,” the theoretical physicist replied. “People who boast about their IQ are losers.” President Donald Trump seems to think otherwise. After recent reports that Rex Tillerson, his secretary of state, called him a moron , Trump told Forbes : “I think it’s fake news, but if he did that, I guess we’ll have to comp
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The Atlantic

'You Better Learn Our Lesson' The regretful Republicans of Kansas have a message for the tax-cutting Republicans of Congress: Don’t follow our lead. If states are, as Justice Louis Brandeis famously called them , the laboratories of democracy, then Kansas’s experiment in conservative tax reform set off an explosion of red ink. Steep cuts for businesses and individuals failed to produce a promised economic boom, and busted the
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The Atlantic

Ending America's Paralyzed Iran Policy President Donald Trump is taking considerable heat for his expected announcement this week that he will “decertify” the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Critics say he is heedlessly discarding a deal that has been working, and needlessly putting America on a collision course with Iran. As it turns out, Trump is actually not poised to “rip up the deal.” By decertifying it, the president and his advisors ar
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EPA Vows To Speed Cleanup Of Toxic Superfund Sites Despite Funding Drop Superfund was initially paid for by taxes on crude oil, chemicals and the companies that created the toxic waste sites. But those taxes expired in 1995, leaving states strapped to find the money. (Image credit: Joe Wertz/Stateimpact Oklahoma)
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Researchers identify gene to help hybrid wheat breedingAustralian researchers at the University of Adelaide have identified a naturally occurring wheat gene that, when turned off, eliminates self-pollination but still allows cross-pollination - opening the way for breeding high-yielding hybrid wheats.
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Scientists develop machine-learning method to predict the behavior of moleculesAn international, interdisciplinary research team of scientists has come up with a machine-learning method that predicts molecular behavior, a breakthrough that can aid in the development of pharmaceuticals and the design of new molecules that can be used to enhance the performance of emerging battery technologies, solar cells, and digital displays.
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Google, Facebook, Twitter scramble to hold Washington at bayGoogle summoned about 200 policy staff from around the world last month for a debate on whether the company's size has made it too attractive as a target for government regulators.
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Philips suspends production of defibrillators for US marketDutch electronics giant Philips announced Wednesday it is temporarily suspending production of defibrillators for the US market to allow closer inspections in a deal reached with the American government.
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Satellites spy Antarctic 'upside-down ice canyon'An Antarctic ice shelf is shown to have a deep gorge cut in its underside by warm ocean water.
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Dagens Medicin

Prisfald får Medicintilskudsnævnet til at ændre KOL-anbefalingerFjerde forslag til revideret tilskudsstatus for medicin mod astma og KOL er sendt i høring.
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Science | The Guardian

How ancient lentils reveal the origins of social inequality Lentils might not sound like a spectacular archaeological find but at the prehistoric site of Gurga Chiya in Iraqi Kurdistan they hold the clues to social transformation Related: Iraq: Kurdish leader Barzani claims win in independence referendum I should be in the Kurdish region of Iraq right now knee-deep in Late Chalcolitic archaeology, but instead I’m watching Bake Off in Crewe. The autumn exc
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Blue sky thinkingBritish scientists played a key role in developing radar, which has helped deliver safer skies.
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Despite strains, Turkey's wine industry refuses to witherOn the verdant, fertile Gallipoli peninsula in northwest Turkey, headscarf-clad women in colourful clothes harvest grapes in the blistering late summer heat.
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Scientists develop tool which can predict coastal erosion and recovery in extreme stormsThe damage caused to beaches by extreme storms on exposed energetic coastlines and the rate at which they recover can now be accurately predicted thanks to new research led by the University of Plymouth.
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Officiel video: Sådan kan helikopterulykken i Norge være sketAirbus har produceret en yderst detaljeret video, der skal informere branchen om årsag til ulykke.
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Locals warned to stay away as Japanese volcano eruptsMount Shinmoedake in southern Japan erupted for the first time in six years Wednesday, shooting a plume of ash several hundred metres into the air and sparking warnings to local residents.
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Unsent text message passes for will in AustraliaA dead man's unsent text message leaving his home and pension to his brother rather than his wife and son and signed off with a smiley face emoji has been ruled a legitimate will by an Australian court.
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Spy vs spy vs spy as Israel watches Russian hackers: NYTIsraeli spies observed Russian government hackers in real time as they scoured computers around the world for the codenames of US intelligence programs, The New York Times reported Tuesday night.
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24 receive 'genius grants' from MacArthur FoundationA director who has taken opera from the concert hall to the streets of Los Angeles and an organizer who helped put a human face on the plight of young undocumented immigrants are among this year's MacArthur fellows and recipients of the so-called "genius" grants.
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Apple teams with Steven Spielberg on video expansionApple is teaming up with award-winning director Steven Spielberg for its first major push into TV programming.
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Scientists develop tool which can predict coastal erosion and recovery in extreme stormsCoastal scientists at the University of Plymouth and University of New South Wales have developed a computerised model which goes some way to answering their subject's 'holy grail' -- how to use existing data to confidently forecast annual coastal erosion and accretion.
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Nearly 700,000 UK nationals affected by Equifax breach: companyNearly 700,000 British consumers may have had personal data compromised in the massive breach at Equifax, the US credit reporting agency said Tuesday.
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Solar panels shine in darkest Amazon, the 'last frontier'In the darkest reaches of Brazil's Amazon, solar panels are bringing light—and could help save the rainforest.
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Researchers document one of planet's largest volcanic eruptionsWashington State University researchers have determined that the Pacific Northwest was home to one of the Earth's largest known volcanic eruptions, a millennia-long spewing of sulfuric gas that blocked out the sun and cooled the planet.
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Science | The Guardian

What sound do pandas make? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Jules HowardEvery day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries A great frustration for those who study natural history is that the sounds made by almost every extinct creature that ever lived will never be heard by human ears. The best we know of the call of the dodo , for instance, is that, perhaps, its name was an
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Ars Technica

Court significantly reins in what data anti-Trump website must give to feds Enlarge / Protesters set a Trump T-shirt on fire in the street as they make themselves heard following the inauguration of President Donald Trump on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) A local judge in Washington, DC, has ruled largely in favor of DreamHost , saying that the Department of Justice overstepped when it initially sought 1.3 million IP addresses that
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Cities taking narrow approach to start adapting to climate change see benefitsAs U.S. cities begin to plan to adapt to impacts from climate change, local decision makers face difficult choices about how to even get started.
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Study shows removing invasive plants can increase biodiversity in stream watersRestoration projects to remove invasive plants can make a positive impact on native plant species. But a new study featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management shows restoration has an additional benefit. Removal of invasive species growing alongside a stream or river can also improve the biodiversity of aquatic organisms.
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A new potential alternative to mosquito control discoveredNatural essential oils extracted from the peel of a citrus fruit could be an effective new eco-friendly alternative in mosquitoes control programs, reports a new study published today in Natural Product Research.
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Ingeniøren

Forbrugerråd: Data fra sundhedsapps sælges til uvedkommende Blodtryksmålere, der bruges privat, holder øje med en række sundhedsmæssig data, men der er ingen garanti for, at det kun er dig, der ser det. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/norsk-undersoegelse-sundhedsapps-passer-ikke-paa-din-data-1081529 Version2
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MacArthur Foundation Names 2017 ‘Genius’ Grant WinnersRhiannon Giddens, the playwright Annie Baker and the theater artist Taylor Mac are among the 24 recipients of fellowships for “exceptionally creative people.”
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Here Are The 2017 MacArthur 'Genius' Grant Winners Jason De León, Njideka Akunyili Crosby and Derek Peterson are among the 24 winners of this year's MacArthur Fellowship, which honors "extraordinarily talented and creative individuals." (Image credit: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)
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Science | The Guardian

Duck egg blue and oviraptor green: study reconstructs colour of dinosaur eggs A new study of oviraptor eggshell fragments shows remarkable similarities between the reproductive biology of dinosaurs and birds Bird eggs come in a variety of colours. From the creamy and chalky whites in doves and pigeons to spotted yellow lapwing eggs and brown chicken eggs, to the blues of blackbirds and American robins. The striking colours and patterns have inspired artists, scientists and
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Gizmodo

Mensa, an Association of Ostensible Geniuses, Takes Donald Trump's Bait Photo: AP The ongoing feud between President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reached absolutely bizarre, reality-bending levels this week, with Trump responding to reports Tillerson had called him a “moron” by suggesting that they could “compare IQ tests ... I can tell you who is going to win.” This juicy little distraction was apparently irresistible to Mensa, the world’s large
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What do Americans fear most? Chapman University releases 4th annual Survey of American FearsChapman University recently completed its fourth annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears (2017). The survey asked respondents about 80 different fears across a broad range of categories including fears about the government, the environment, terrorism, health, natural disasters, and finances, as well as fears of public speaking, spiders, heights, ghosts and many other personal anxieties.
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WSU researchers document one of planet's largest volcanic eruptionsWashington State University researchers have determined that the Pacific Northwest was home to one of the Earth's largest known volcanic eruptions, a millennia-long spewing of sulfuric gas that blocked out the sun and cooled the planet.Only two other eruptions -- the basalt floods of the Siberian Traps and the Deccan Traps -- were larger, and they led to two of the Earth's great extinctions.
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Aging slows perception of fallsSeniors need twice as long as young adults to realize they are falling, a delay that puts them at increased risk for serious injury, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.The findings will help shape the development of wearable fall prevention technology and allow clinicians to more accurately identify at-risk individuals. Falls are the leading cause of death and hospitalization
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Cities taking narrow approach to start adapting to climate change see benefitsA new study led by a University of Kansas urban planning researcher sheds light on tradeoffs between taking a narrow approach focused on connections between climate change adaptation and reducing risks from hazards like Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and taking a broader approach connecting adaptation to a wide array of city functions.
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Study shows removing invasive plants can increase biodiversity in stream watersRestoration projects to remove invasive plants can make a positive impact on native plant species. But a new study featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management shows restoration has an additional benefit. Removal of invasive species growing alongside a stream or river can also improve the biodiversity of aquatic organisms.
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Traumatic events take toll on the heartToday it seems about everything has been shown to lead to heart disease. Of course smoking is bad for you, as is high blood pressure. There's even mounting evidence that psychosocial factors can cause heart problems. A new study demonstrates how traumatic experiences can affect vascular health and, ultimately, heart disease. The study results will be presented during The North American Menopause S
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Once a lesbian always a lesbian, right? Or not?Are people's sexual attractions likely to change as they age? That's the question at the core of an ongoing debate as to whether or not sexuality remains stable throughout a person's life. An upcoming presentation at The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia Oct. 11-14, will review the latest research on the prevalence of same-sex sexuality and sexual fluidity and
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How serious is postmenopausal bleeding?If you're postmenopausal, you shouldn't be bleeding. The very definition of menopause is having gone more than 12 months without a period. So if you're still bleeding, something is wrong. Determining the seriousness of the problem and treating it, is not always evident. A presentation at The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia Oct. 11-14, provides new evidence ab
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Painful sex and bladder problems take toll on women's libido during menopauseAs women age, sexual activity typically declines. But that doesn't necessarily mean they are no longer interested in sex. The problem for many is physical. A new study demonstrates the impact on sexual activity of postmenopausal women as a result of vulvovaginal atrophy and lower urinary tract problems. The study results will be presented during The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual M
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Confusion about long-term treatment of osteoporosis clarifiedOsteoporosis is a common disorder among postmenopausal women which results in an increased risk of fractures. While several therapies improve bone strength and reduce the risk of spine and hip fracture, there is no cure for osteoporosis, and long-term treatment is needed. An upcoming presentation at The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia Oct. 11-14 is scheduled
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Grassland sparrows constantly searching for a nicer homeSome birds regularly move to new territories between years, depending on factors including habitat quality and the presence of predators, but what about within a single breeding season? Grassland ecosystems are particularly dynamic, continuously shaped by fire and grazing, and a new study confirms that one particular grassland bird moves frequently each summer in search of the best territories. Fo
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Safety, not food, entices geese to citiesCanada Geese have shifted their winter range northward in recent years by taking advantage of conditions in urban areas -- but what specific features of cities make this possible? A new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications suggests that rather than food, geese are seeking safety, congregating in areas where they can avoid hunters and be buffered from the coldest winter temperatures.
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Despite effectiveness women remain skeptical of hormones at menopause -- what's the problem?Women today have more options than ever before for treating their menopause symptoms, although hormone therapy still ranks as the most effective treatment for debilitating symptoms such as hot flashes. A new study demonstrates, however, that women remain skeptical regarding the safety of hormone therapy and prefer less proven options. The study results will be presented during The North American M
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Women can breathe sigh of relief when using vaginal estrogen to treat menopause symptomsNews flash....hot flashes aren't the only bothersome symptom of the menopause transition. Many postmenopausal women also experience sexual dysfunction and urinary problems that don't require estrogen pills but, rather, can be alleviated by vaginally administered estrogen. A new study shows that, despite previous misperceptions, this treatment option is not only effective, but also safe. The study
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Transdermal estradiol shows promise in treating and preventing perimenopausal depressionDid you know you're two-to-four-times more likely to suffer from depression during the menopause transition? A new study suggests that transdermal estradiol could be the key to not only treating existing perimenopausal depression, but also possibly preventing it, and the chances that it will benefit your mood are greater the more stress you're under. The study results will be presented during The
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Getting a good night's sleep and feeling better could be all in your headFor the thousands of peri- and postmenopausal women who struggle to sleep and battle depression, help can't come soon enough. Although physical changes during the menopause transition are often the cause of these problems, a new study from the University of Texas suggests that cognitive behavioral therapy might provide the relief these women seek. The study results will be presented during The Nor
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Hormone therapy may benefit migraine sufferers without increased risk of heart diseaseMigraine headaches are common among women, but due to various health risks can be challenging to treat in the elderly. While hormone therapy is effective in relieving many menopause symptoms, its safe use in women with migraines was unconfirmed. A new study based on data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) demonstrates its safety for this population. The study results will be presented during
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Misperception from WHI prevent women from benefitting from hormone therapyMore than a decade after the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) clinical trials, lingering misperceptions regarding hormone therapy (HT) still prevent many women from getting relief from their menopause symptoms. A new study from the University of Virginia Health System uncovers knowledge gaps of clinicians treating postmenopausal women and identifies need for additional education. The study results
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What do Americans fear most? Researchers release 4th annual Survey of American FearsChapman University recently completed its fourth annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears (2017). The survey asked respondents about 80 different fears across a broad range of categories including fears about the government, the environment, terrorism, health, natural disasters, and finances, as well as fears of public speaking, spiders, heights, ghosts and many other personal anxieties.
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Grassland sparrows constantly searching for a nicer homeSome birds regularly move to new territories between years, depending on factors including habitat quality and the presence of predators, but what about within a single breeding season? Grassland ecosystems are particularly dynamic, continuously shaped by fire and grazing, and a new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances confirms that one particular grassland bird moves frequently each summer
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Safety, not food, entices geese to citiesCanada Geese have shifted their winter range northward in recent years by taking advantage of conditions in urban areas—but what specific features of cities make this possible? A new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications suggests that rather than food, geese are seeking safety, congregating in areas where they can avoid hunters and be buffered from the coldest winter temperatures.
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Scientists Can Read a Bird’s Brain and Predict Its Next SongNext up, predicting human speech with a brain-computer interface.
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A Touch Panel Bug Turned a Google Home Mini Into a Creepy Surveillance Device Photo: AP The Google Home Mini fits most of the features of the tech giant’s popular Home smart speakers into a $50, four-inch-wide package , except for the larger, $130 version’s better acoustics. But it is still very, very good at listening. As many as 4,000 Google Home Minis handed out at Made By Google press and pop-up events could have a flaw making them capture virtually all audio around th
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IT-projektforsker om Sundhedsplatformen: Urealistiske forventninger skaber ond spiral Det er en klar fejl, at regionspolitikerne ikke blev advaret om at en produktivitetsnedgang ved indførelse af store nye it-systemer er uundgåelig. En fejlagtig optimisme kan forstærke frustrationerne. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/projektforsker-sundhedsplatformen-nedgang-hospitalsproduktivitet-uundgaaelig-1081513 Version2
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Elbiler skal hjælpe små byer med at udglatte belastningenI et elnet med solceller på tagene og elbiler i garagerne vil et dansk-tysk forskningsprojekt bruge elbilernes batteri til at udglatte udsving i produktion og forbrug. Det kan give økonomiske fordele for forbrugerne og spare netudbygninger.
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Se de mest populære arbejdspladser for naturvidenskabsfolk og ingeniører Klassiske industrivirksomheder mister point i popularitetsmålinger. Det viser ny rangliste, som undersøger ingeniører og naturvidenskabsfolk foretrukne firmaer. Årsagen er blandt andet dårlig branding og stigende konkurrence om talent. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/undersoegelse-industrivirksomheder-taber-pusten-kampen-talent-10516 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Valve announces the first big SteamVR 2.0 feature: waaay more space Enlarge / Only two base stations? P'shaw. Next year, SteamVR will let developers do way more with four. (credit: Valve) Every major virtual reality platform has its pros and cons at this point, but one of SteamVR's clear leads is space. Right now, owners of the HTC Vive can set up two of its infrared-powered "base stations" and move, dance, shoot, sculpt, and adventure around a maximum of 132 squ
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A self-propelled catheter with earthworm-like peristaltic motionA research team has developed a mechanism of a self-propelled catheter capable of generating peristaltic motion just like an earthworm by applying pneumatic pressure inside only one tube. The goal is to develop an AutoGuide robot that propels itself inside bronchi, automatically reaching the target lesion within the lungs, and can take a lesion sample and provide treatment.
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Pre-release Google Home Mini goes rogue, starts recording 24/7 [Updated] The Google Home Mini. It's listening, even sometimes when it's not supposed to. (credit: Google ) Update: Welp, this is officially a full-blown disaster. In response to reports of constantly recording Google Home Minis, Google is permanently removing the Google Home Mini's center touch point functionality. The company released a statement tonight, saying: We take user privacy and product quality
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Study Raises Questions About Patient-Derived XenograftsWhen transplanted into mice, tumor genomes evolve differently than they do in patients, study finds.
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Disney Animation Just Shelved Its Jack and the Beanstalk Film, Gigantic Image: Disney In 2015, Walt Disney Animation Studios announced a Jack and the Beanstalk adaptation called Gigantic for release in 2018. Earlier this year, 2018 became 2020 . And now, the film has been shelved indefinitely. “It’s impossible to know when we begin a project how the creative process will unfold, and sometimes, no matter how much we love an idea or how much heart goes into it, we find
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Scientists Discover How Meditation Changes the Brain Researchers find that different types of meditation alter the brain differently. Read More
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How Kaspersky AV reportedly was caught helping Russian hackers steal NSA secrets Enlarge (credit: Mikhail Deynekin ) Last week, The Wall Street Journal dropped a bombshell when it reported that Russian government hackers located confidential National Security Agency material improperly stored on an employee's home computer with help from Kaspersky antivirus , which happened to be installed. On Tuesday, The New York Times and The Washington Post provided another shocker: the R
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Twitter Backs Down, Allows Rep. Marsha Blackburn to Promote 'Baby Body Parts' Video Photo: AP Twitter has ended a standoff with Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn one day after taking down advertisements containing her Senate campaign announcement video, in which she bragged about fighting “the sale of baby body parts.” In a statement to Gizmodo, a Twitter spokesperson explained the original call was made on the basis of its advertising moderation policy, rather than violations of
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Female dolphins have weaponised their vaginas to fend off malesBottlenose dolphins have evolved complicated, folded vaginas that make it difficult for unwanted males to fertilise their eggs
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These dirty birds show why we need natural history museums Animals Those who forget the past are doomed to re-breathe it. Sooty wings in museum drawers hold the keys to understanding how our recent ancestors breathed.
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Facts About NeptuniumProperties, sources and uses of the element neptunium.
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Questions game makes end-of-life planning easier Researchers have developed a game designed to help players plan for end-of-life care in advance. “…not only is the game a positive experience, but it also helps motivate players to engage in advance care planning behaviors…” Few people may want to spend a Saturday night planning their end-of-life care, but playing a game designed to spur conversation about advance care planning may be a more enjo
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To gauge emotion, close your eyes and listen Tone of voice—not facial expressions—may be the best way to figure out what someone is feeling. Speedy internet connections and cheap video calling have made face-to-face interaction easier than ever. But, a new study suggests that audio-only conversations may offer the clearest communication. Body language and facial expressions have been extensively studied for the emotions they convey in conve
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Mass extinctions 'offer cautionary tale'Past mass extinctions have the potential to guide modern conservation efforts, say scientists.
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Supreme Court: Hacking conviction stands for man who didn’t hack computer Enlarge / Front row from left, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, and Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, back row from left, Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr., Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch. (credit: A
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A hard lesson -- the way poor sleep impacts on schoolingMore than a third of primary school children are failing to get sufficient sleep, according to research to be presented at the British Sleep Society conference Oct. 12. The study has linked poor sleep with difficulties in paying attention in class, keeping up with school work, forgetfulness and absenteeism.
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Scientists reveal how inflammation affects the life of brain cellsNew King's College London research reveals how blood inflammation affects the birth and death of brain cells, which could offer new treatment targets for antidepressants.
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Quorn protein on par with animal sourcesProtein found in Quorn meat-free foods may be just as good for muscles as animal proteins, new research suggests.
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Care homes could overtake hospitals as most common place to die, new research findsResearchers from King's College London have found that deaths occurring in care homes in England and Wales could more than double in the next 25 years if recent trends continue.
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A new potential alternative to mosquito control discoveredNatural essential oils extracted from the peel of a citrus fruit could be an effective new eco-friendly alternative in mosquitoes control programs, reports a new study published today in Natural Product Research.
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What Is Your Favorite Candle Brand? Photo by Daiga Ellaby on Unsplash There is a very good chance that I have a candle addiction. I’m not loyal to one brand, but I burn through them at an unhealthy pace. If you, like me, love to keep a candle flickering in your home, please consider doing everyone a favor and recommending brands that make the fire in your heart burn as brightly as the wicks. Whether it’s an indie brand or big box s
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Increasing Your Emotional Intelligence Could Raise Your Salary Here are some tips on how to beef up your EQ. Read More
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Gold 'nanoprobes' used to track blood flow in tiny vesselsScientists have designed gold nanoparticles, no bigger than 100 nanometres, which can be coated and used to track blood flow in the smallest blood vessels in the body.
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A Bug on T-Mobile’s Website Exposed Its Customers’ Personal Information Photo: Getty A major flaw on T-Mobile’s website could have allowed hackers to extract personal information belonging to millions of customers, according to the researcher who discovered it. The bug was fixed on Friday after the company was approached by a security reporter. On Tuesday, Motherboard reported that it had contacted T-Mobile last week to inquire about a security flaw in its website. A
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Range Rover goes techno, gets new cabin and P400e plug-in hybrid option Jaguar Land Rover Like it or not, the SUV has become the dominant automotive species in the early 21st century. The combination of station wagon cargo capacity and umpire's chair driving position are what the public wants and what the public buys. And we have the Range Rover to thank for all of this—it was the first in class. Last month, Jaguar Land Rover—which counts the Range Rover among its mo
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Breath sensor tells you when you’re burning fat Scientists have developed a breath sensor that can detect when the body is burning fat. Experts advise anyone looking to shed extra pounds to eat less and exercise more. One way is with endurance training, during which the body burns not only carbohydrates such as sugar, but also fat. The acetone measuring chip used in the study. (Credit:Andreas Güntner/ETH Zurich) Biomarkers in the blood or urin
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The Atlantic Daily: Feuding and Fighting What We’re Following Trump vs. Corker: Tennessee Senator Bob Corker worries that the U.S. “could be heading towards World War III” thanks to irresponsible comments from President Trump. The friction between the president and his former key supporter escalated over the weekend , with Corker describing the White House as “an adult daycare center” and asserting that senior officials are “trying to c
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Achievement of meaningful impacts on childhood obesity requires more than single interventionsChildhood obesity is one of the greatest health challenges of the 21st century. Worldwide, there has been a more than ten-fold increase in the number of children and adolescents with obesity in the past four decades, increasing from 5 million girls in 1975 to 50 million in 2016, and from 6 million to 74 million boys, according to a new global analysis of trends in child and adolescent obesity in 2
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Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in 4 decades: New study by Imperial CollegeThe number of obese children and adolescents (aged 5 to 19 years) worldwide has risen tenfold in the past four decades, according to a new study led by Imperial College London and the World Health Organization (WHO). If current trends continue, more children and adolescents will be obese than moderately or severely underweight by 2022.
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Disturbing trends in men's reproductive health demand urgent actionUrgent action is needed to investigate disturbing trends in men's reproductive health, argues an expert in The BMJ today.
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Study finds small differences in patient outcomes between male and female surgeonsPatients treated by female surgeons have slightly lower death rates in the first few weeks after their operation than patients treated by male surgeons, finds a study from Canada published by The BMJ today.
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The Race to Secure Voting Tech Gets an Urgent JumpstartThe full report is out from this summer's Defcon voting machine hack. And while there's been some progress in securing America's elections, experts fear it's not coming fast enough.
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Whoops: Drug ads gloss over risks with a mind trick—that’s backed by the FDA Enlarge (credit: Otsuka America Pharmaceutical ) To protect patients, the Food and Drug Administration requires that direct-to-consumer drug advertisements present a fair balance of information about a drug’s potential benefits and its risks. As such, the ads seen on television or in magazines often contain an almost comically long list of possible side effects—from minor issues, like headaches o
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Uncorked Today in 5 Lines President Trump mocked Senator Bob Corker’s height in a tweet, the most recent jab in an exchange of insults between the two. Trump told reporters he still has confidence in Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, despite offering to compare IQ scores with Tillerson in a Forbes interview. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later dismissed the comment as a joke. In a sta
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1 in 5 Americans are "Religious Liminals," Says New Research Is atheism on the rise, or is religion? At times we hear polls claiming both, but new research shows it's not that simple. Read More
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Trilobites: The Dirty Secrets Saved in Dead Birds’ FeathersThe feathers of birds preserved in natural history museum collections record changes to historical air quality across America’s Rust Belt, a new study finds.
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This Might Be A Prototype Of Tesla's Electric Semi Caught On Video Even though Tesla has pushed back the official reveal of its upcoming all-electric semi-truck to focus on Model 3 production and explore the possibility of rebuilding Puerto Rico ’s power infrastructure, we’re still getting clues as to what the truck might be like. At first glance, the semi in the following videos have a truck that looks pretty normal, until you recognize the giant white cube sit
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Trump’s DOJ tries to rebrand weakened encryption as “responsible encryption” Enlarge / The cyber. (credit: Getty Images | Photographer is my life ) A high-ranking Department of Justice official took aim at encryption of consumer products today, saying that encryption creates "law-free zones" and should be scaled back by Apple and other tech companies. Instead of encryption that can't be broken, tech companies should implement "responsible encryption" that allows law enfor
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Not Even Putin Can Scare Bitcoin Investors Photo: Getty Bitcoin’s having a wild day. It kicked off with a strange flash crash registered by the CoinDesk tracker that momentarily caused the cryptocurrency to appear to plunge by 12 percent. Almost simultaneously, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for regulatory restrictions on digital currencies for the first time. And then, as it does in recent times, Bitcoin’s price just went up. Pu
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The 10 Best Deals of October 10, 2017 We see a lot of deals around the web, but these were our ten favorites today. For all of the day’s best deals, head over here . #1: Zippo Fire Sale Zippo Gold Box Amazon’s having a one day fire sale (sorry, sorry) on Zippo lighters, lighter fluid, and more , with the iconic lighter starting at just $7, with tons of varieties available. In addition to the lighters though, you should also take note
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Dow Jones posts fake story claiming Google was buying Apple Enlarge / The Steve Jobs auditorium on Apple's new campus. The fake news story said Google employees would be moving into Apple's headquarters. The Dow Jones newswire rattled markets on Tuesday by publishing a clearly fake story claiming that Google was buying Apple. The story claimed that Apple founder Steve Jobs put the purchase price—an absurdly small $9 billion—in his will. Dow Jones blamed a
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Judge Orders Limitations on Sweeping DreamHost Warrant Seeking Info on Anti-Trump Site Photo: Getty A judge ordered the web hosting company DreamHost to redact identifying information about visitors to a website used to coordinate a protest during President Trump’s inauguration, imposing further limits on an extensive warrant obtained by the Justice Department that initially aimed to collect visitors’ IP addresses. Chief Judge Robert E. Morin of the Superior Court of D.C. had previ
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We’re more Neandertal than we thoughtNeandertals contributed more to human traits than previously thought.
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What More Does Catalonia Want? Catalonia has its own language, its own identity, and a culture distinct from that of the rest of Spain. Under Spanish law, it also has its own president, its own parliament, and its own police force. The October 1 referendum in which Catalans voted overwhelmingly for independence from Spain (turnout was 43 percent amid a massive, sometimes violent crackdown by Spanish authorities) was intended t
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Trilobites: A Surprise From the Supervolcano Under YellowstoneThe conditions that lead to supereruptions can emerge within a single human lifetime, according to a study of the volcano’s remnants in the national park.
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BROADEN Trial of DBS for Treatment-Resistant Depression No Better than Sham Website for the BROADEN ™ study, which was terminated by the sponsor . A multi-site, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for treatment-resistant depression has failed, according to a new article in Lancet Psychiatry . The targeted brain region was bilateral subcallosal cingulate white matter, which had been called the “ Depression Switch ” b
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Keep the Iran Deal Two presidents of the United States have repeatedly certified that Iran is complying with the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal. The secretary of state has said that Iran is in compliance. The secretary of defense has argued the agreement merits sustaining. The International Atomic Energy Agency has certified that Iran is in compliance. Amer
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New smell test could aid early detection of Alzheimer's and Parkinson'sProblems with olfaction have been linked to a variety of health conditions. Scientists have developed new tests to detect smell loss more reliably.
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Restored Prisoner’s Letter Uncovers Horrific Details of Life at Auschwitz Death Camp Photo: Michel Zacharz AKA Grippenn via Wikimedia Commons In 1944, Marcel Nadjari—a Greek Jew who was forced to remove bodies from the Auschwitz gas chambers—buried a letter in a forest near the camp. The text was rediscovered in 1980, but it was virtually unreadable. Using a new imaging technique, scientists have finally reconstructed the letter, and it’s providing harrowing new details of the Ho
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Scientists find evidence our best friends, dogs, similarly adapted to malaria in AfricaOnce domesticated, dogs spread across the globe wherever humans migrated and settled.
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What would happen if I ate my computer? Asking for a friend. Ask Us Anything Microchips and dip. Unfortunately, the benefits of eating a computer do not come close to outweighing the risks, many of which include death.
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Beware of sketchy iOS popups that want your Apple ID Enlarge (credit: Felix Krause ) One of iOS' rougher edges are the popups it produces on a regular but seemingly random basis. These popups require users to enter their Apple ID before they can install or update an app or complete some other mundane task. The prompts have grown so common most people don't think twice about them. Mobile app developer Felix Krause makes a compelling case that these
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The Myth That ‘Business’ Hated Obama’s Clean Power Plan The Trump administration has long portrayed the Clean Power Plan, a signature Obama-era initiative to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, as a policy overreach that was bound to cost the economy jobs and constrain economic growth . That’s why, in announcing Monday he would repeal the Clean Power Plan, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said that the reversal was a way of listening to the needs of busine
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Quantum Inside: Intel Manufactures an Exotic New ChipManufacturing will be key to quantum computing, but don’t throw out your current processor just yet.
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US environment chief signs draft rollback on Obama climate planThe head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency signed on Tuesday a draft decision to roll back Obama-era measures to counter climate change.
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How to Scan Documents With iOS 11’s Notes App Image credit: Pixabay iOS: iOS 11’s new built-in document scanning feature is both a time-saver and a convenient way to capture information. It makes it easy to attach real-world documents to your digital musings without leaving one app for another. It won’t replace any dedicated document scanning apps , but it’s a great alternative to buying a document scanning app if all you want is a signature
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Hibernating ribosomes help bacteria surviveIn the second of two high-profile articles published in recent weeks, SLU scientist Mee-Ngan F. Yap, Ph.D, continues to uncover the secrets of how ribosomes hibernate under stressful conditions.
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Homicide is the largest contributor to years of lost life among black AmericansHomicide is the largest contributor to potential years of life lost among black Americans, according to a new study published in PLOS ONE and conducted by researchers at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington.
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Hibernating ribosomes help bacteria surviveIn the second of two high-profile articles published in recent weeks, Saint Louis University scientist Mee-Ngan F. Yap, Ph.D., in collaboration with the laboratories of 2009 Nobel laureate in chemistry Ada Yonath at the Weizmann Institute of Science and Alexey Amunts at Stockholm University, describe in Nature Communications new information about the structure of Staphylococcus aureus (or Staph) h
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Opinion: Genome Editing of Human Embryos Broadens Ethics DiscussionsScientists are using a powerful gene editing technique to understand how human embryos develop.
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ECHO captures the horror of being replaced by yourself Enlarge / You really are your own worst enemy. (credit: Ultra Ultra ) It’s awfully hard to make player death scary in games. I adored this spring’s Resident Evil 7 , but it’s hard to maintain a sense of dread when you know in-game “death” just means restarting from a nearby checkpoint. The impermanence of death in games—this virtual save-and-reload immortality—doesn’t capture the terror of uncert
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The Russian Fake-News Problem Keeps Getting Bigger, and It’s Feeding Off Americans’ Angst
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EPA chief says wind tax credits should be eliminated (credit: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management ) On Monday night, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt told a meeting of the Kentucky Farm Bureau that the federal government should end tax credits for the wind industry. Although the EPA doesn’t have control over tax incentives for renewable energy, the agency has considerable authority to hamper similar programs that boost
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Wildfires Blaze in Northern California (Photos)Firefighting efforts in California are underway, to contain multiple wildfires that have already killed 13 people.
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Man: My wife and I were secretly filmed at our Airbnb rental Derek Starnes (right) told police that the hidden camera captured this still (taken from a video) of himself and his wife at their Airbnb rental. (credit: Longboat Key Police Department) A man has been accused of hiding at least two cameras in his Airbnb rental in the well-to-do coastal town of Longboat Key, Florida, between Tampa and Sarasota. A couple visiting from Indiana discovered the camera
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The forgotten art of the zoetrope | Eric DyerArtist Eric Dyer spent years working at a computer to produce images for the screen. Longing to get his hands back on his work, he began exploring the zoetrope, a popular 19th-century device that was used to create the illusion of motion long before the arrival of film. In this vibrant talk, he showcases his resulting art inventions: spinning sculptures and that evoke beautiful, dreamlike scenes.
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In This Issue [This Week in PNAS]Genetic variations in ion channels influence human hair color Genetic variations in TPC ion channels influence hair color. Image courtesy of iStockphoto/Sasha_Litt. Levels of the human hair color pigment eumelanin, produced by cells found in the skin’s basal epidermis and hair follicles, depend on the cells’ internal pH. Previous studies...
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Vulnerability of Amazonian floodplains to wildfires differs according to their typologies impeding generalizations [Biological Sciences]Flores et al. (1) suggest that large Amazonian floodplains are vulnerable to fire and that a future, drier climate will trigger wide-spread conversion of floodplain forests into fire-dominated savanna. Furthermore, the authors argue that fires in fluvial networks will cascade through nonflooded communities and spearhead fire-induced change in the wider...
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Reply to Schongart et al.: Forest resilience variation across Amazonian floodplains [Biological Sciences]Our recent findings that floodplain ecosystems harbor the most fragile forests of the Amazon (1) was seen by Schöngart et al. (2) as an oversimplification of a complex ecosystem. They argue that the majority of floodplain forests are associated with fertile soils, and should therefore be highly resilient. Indeed, the...
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Studying folktale diffusion needs unbiased dataset [Biological Sciences]Bortolini et al. (1) claim to infer patterns of folktale diffusion using genomic data. What is not said in their paper is that such a proposal is not new. For example, Korotayev and Khaltourina (2) showed statistical correlation between spatial distributions of mythological motifs and genetic markers, considerably above the...
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Reply to d’Huy et al.: Navigating biases and charting new ground in the cultural diffusion of folktales [Biological Sciences]In their letter, d’Huy et al. (1) challenge the novelty of our study (2), and question the reliability of some our results in the light of previous folkloric research and geographic biases in the Aarne Thompson Uther (ATU) index (3). In our reply we explain how their criticisms are already...
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Thomas E. Starzl: Transplantation pioneer [Retrospectives]Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD was born on March 11, 1926 in Le Mars, Iowa, the second son of Roman Frederick Starzl and Anna Laura Starzl. His parents were first-generation Americans, the children of Czechoslovakian and Irish immigrants. Roman Starzl was an editor, publisher, and owner of a newspaper. Anna...
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New roles for old actors, ROS and PRMT1 [Physiology]Reactive oxygen species (ROS) and enzymes (e.g., arginine methyltransferase 1, PRMT1) involved in the modification of DNA and histones have been the subject of intense research during the last decade. In PNAS, a paper entitled “Reactive oxygen species extend insect life span using components of the insulin-signaling pathway” by Zhang...
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RIPK1 promotes inflammation and {beta}-amyloid accumulation in Alzheimer’s disease [Neuroscience]Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the leading cause of dementia, is a major cause of death and a significant economic burden. In 2016, ∼700,000 Americans aged 65 and over died of AD, and the total health and social care payments for AD in the United States alone exceeded $230 billion (1). Currently,...
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Measuring trends in discrimination with field experiment data [Social Sciences]The passage of major civil rights legislation was accompanied by a large improvement in the economic circumstances of African-Americans (1), and the public consensus against discrimination has grown over time (2). However, the significant postwar progress of African-Americans appears to have slowed or even stagnated over the last several decades...
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RPE65 takes on another role in the vertebrate retina [Biochemistry]The high-acuity central vision of humans, and other primates, depends on a region of the central retina called the macula lutea (Latin: yellow spot), containing not only a high concentration of both cone and rod photoreceptors but also a high concentration of xanthophyll carotenoids; hence, its name (1). At the...
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Bridge between type 1 diabetes in mouse and man [Medical Sciences]Type 1 diabetes (T1D) manifested with hyperglycemia is an autoimmune disease resulting from destruction of insulin-producing pancreatic β cells (1, 2). The nonobese diabetic (NOD) mouse is the preclinical model closest to T1D in man and has provided an invaluable understanding of basic immune pathogenesis, genetic and environmental risk factors,...
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Flow-induced gelation of microfiber suspensions [Applied Physical Sciences]The flow behavior of fiber suspensions has been studied extensively, especially in the limit of dilute concentrations and rigid fibers; at the other extreme, however, where the suspensions are concentrated and the fibers are highly flexible, much less is understood about the flow properties. We use a microfluidic method to...
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Lipidomics reveals diurnal lipid oscillations in human skeletal muscle persisting in cellular myotubes cultured in vitro [Biochemistry]Circadian clocks play an important role in lipid homeostasis, with impact on various metabolic diseases. Due to the central role of skeletal muscle in whole-body metabolism, we aimed at studying muscle lipid profiles in a temporal manner. Moreover, it has not been shown whether lipid oscillations in peripheral tissues are...
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A peptide extension dictates IgM assembly [Biochemistry]Professional secretory cells can produce large amounts of high-quality complex molecules, including IgM antibodies. Owing to their multivalency, polymeric IgM antibodies provide an efficient first-line of defense against pathogens. To decipher the mechanisms of IgM assembly, we investigated its biosynthesis in living cells and faithfully reconstituted the underlying processes in...
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A protean clamp guides membrane targeting of tail-anchored proteins [Biochemistry]Proper localization of proteins to target membranes is a fundamental cellular process. How the nature and dynamics of the targeting complex help guide substrate proteins to the target membrane is not understood for most pathways. Here, we address this question for the conserved ATPase guided entry of tail-anchored protein 3...
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TPC2 polymorphisms associated with a hair pigmentation phenotype in humans result in gain of channel function by independent mechanisms [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Two-pore channels (TPCs) are endolysosomal cation channels. Two members exist in humans, TPC1 and TPC2. Functional roles associated with the ubiquitously expressed TPCs include VEGF-induced neoangiogenesis, LDL-cholesterol trafficking and degradation, physical endurance under fasting conditions, autophagy regulation, the acrosome reaction in sperm, cancer cell migration, and intracellular traffick
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Miscoding-induced stalling of substrate translocation on the bacterial ribosome [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Directional transit of the ribosome along the messenger RNA (mRNA) template is a key determinant of the rate and processivity of protein synthesis. Imaging of the multistep translocation mechanism using single-molecule FRET has led to the hypothesis that substrate movements relative to the ribosome resolve through relatively long-lived late intermediates...
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Molecular origin of the weak susceptibility of kinesin velocity to loads and its relation to the collective behavior of kinesins [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Motor proteins are active enzymatic molecules that support important cellular processes by transforming chemical energy into mechanical work. Although the structures and chemomechanical cycles of motor proteins have been extensively investigated, the sensitivity of a motor’s velocity in response to a force is not well-understood. For kinesin, velocity is weakly...
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Cell volume change through water efflux impacts cell stiffness and stem cell fate [Cell Biology]Cells alter their mechanical properties in response to their local microenvironment; this plays a role in determining cell function and can even influence stem cell fate. Here, we identify a robust and unified relationship between cell stiffness and cell volume. As a cell spreads on a substrate, its volume decreases,...
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Critical role for PI3-kinase in regulating the use of proteins as an amino acid source [Cell Biology]Ras-transformed cells can grow in amino acid-poor environments by recovering amino acids through macropinocytosis and lysosomal catabolism of extracellular proteins. However, when studying nontransformed fibroblasts, we found that Ras GTPases are dispensable for growth-factor–stimulated macropinocytosis and lysosomal catabolism of extracellular proteins. Instead, we establish a critical role for p
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Rewiring a Rab regulatory network reveals a possible inhibitory role for the vesicle tether, Uso1 [Cell Biology]Ypt1 and Sec4 are essential Rab GTPases that control the early and late stages of the yeast secretory pathway, respectively. A chimera consisting of Ypt1 with the switch I domain of Sec4, Ypt1-SW1Sec4, is efficiently activated in vitro by the Sec4 exchange factor, Sec2. This should lead to its ectopic...
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Speed regulation of genetic cascades allows for evolvability in the body plan specification of insects [Developmental Biology]During the anterior−posterior fate specification of insects, anterior fates arise in a nonelongating tissue (called the “blastoderm”), and posterior fates arise in an elongating tissue (called the “germband”). However, insects differ widely in the extent to which anterior−posterior fates are specified in the blastoderm versus the germband. Here we present...
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Ideal crop plant architecture is mediated by tassels replace upper ears1, a BTB/POZ ankyrin repeat gene directly targeted by TEOSINTE BRANCHED1 [Developmental Biology]Axillary branch suppression is a favorable trait bred into many domesticated crop plants including maize compared with its highly branched wild ancestor teosinte. Branch suppression in maize was achieved through selection of a gain of function allele of the teosinte branched1 (tb1) transcription factor that acts as a repressor of...
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Network of nutrient-sensing pathways and a conserved kinase cascade integrate osmolarity and carbon sensing in Neurospora crassa [Genetics]Identifying nutrients available in the environment and utilizing them in the most efficient manner is a challenge common to all organisms. The model filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa is capable of utilizing a variety of carbohydrates, from simple sugars to the complex carbohydrates found in plant cell walls. The zinc binuclear...
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Autophagy is required for endothelial cell alignment and atheroprotection under physiological blood flow [Medical Sciences]It has been known for some time that atherosclerotic lesions preferentially develop in areas exposed to low SS and are characterized by a proinflammatory, apoptotic, and senescent endothelial phenotype. Conversely, areas exposed to high SS are protected from plaque development, but the mechanisms have remained elusive. Autophagy is a protective...
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Cross-activating c-Met/{beta}1 integrin complex drives metastasis and invasive resistance in cancer [Medical Sciences]The molecular underpinnings of invasion, a hallmark of cancer, have been defined in terms of individual mediators but crucial interactions between these mediators remain undefined. In xenograft models and patient specimens, we identified a c-Met/β1 integrin complex that formed during significant invasive oncologic processes: breast cancer metastases and glioblastoma invasive...
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Mapping allele with resolved carrier status of Robertsonian and reciprocal translocation in human preimplantation embryos [Medical Sciences]Reciprocal translocations (RecT) and Robertsonian translocations (RobT) are among the most common chromosomal abnormalities that cause infertility and birth defects. Preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy using comprehensive chromosome screening for in vitro fertilization enables embryo selection with balanced chromosomal ploidy; however, it is normally unable to determine whether an embry
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Inhibition of EBV-mediated membrane fusion by anti-gHgL antibodies [Microbiology]Herpesvirus entry into cells requires the coordinated action of multiple virus envelope glycoproteins, including gH, gL, and gB. For EBV, the gp42 protein assembles into complexes with gHgL heterodimers and binds HLA class II to activate gB-mediated membrane fusion with B cells. EBV tropism is dictated by gp42 levels in...
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Mycobacterium tuberculosis is protected from NADPH oxidase and LC3-associated phagocytosis by the LCP protein CpsA [Microbiology]Mycobacterium tuberculosis’ success as a pathogen comes from its ability to evade degradation by macrophages. Normally macrophages clear microorganisms that activate pathogen-recognition receptors (PRRs) through a lysosomal-trafficking pathway called “LC3-associated phagocytosis” (LAP). Although M. tuberculosis activates numerous PRRs, for reasons that are poorly understood LAP does not substantia
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Catheterization alters bladder ecology to potentiate Staphylococcus aureus infection of the urinary tract [Microbiology]Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an emerging cause of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), which frequently progresses to more serious invasive infections. We adapted a mouse model of CAUTI to investigate how catheterization increases an individual’s susceptibility to MRSA UTI. This analysis revealed that catheterization was required for MRSA to...
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Limits of variation, specific infectivity, and genome packaging of massively recoded poliovirus genomes [Microbiology]Computer design and chemical synthesis generated viable variants of poliovirus type 1 (PV1), whose ORF (6,189 nucleotides) carried up to 1,297 “Max” mutations (excess of overrepresented synonymous codon pairs) or up to 2,104 “SD” mutations (randomly scrambled synonymous codons). “Min” variants (excess of underrepresented synonymous codon pairs) are nonviable except...
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Substance P induces plasticity and synaptic tagging/capture in rat hippocampal area CA2 [Neuroscience]The hippocampal area Cornu Ammonis (CA) CA2 is important for social interaction and is innervated by Substance P (SP)-expressing supramammillary (SuM) nucleus neurons. SP exerts neuromodulatory effects on pain processing and central synaptic transmission. Here we provide evidence that SP can induce a slowly developing NMDA receptor- and protein synthesis-dependent...
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Nucleus accumbens feedforward inhibition circuit promotes cocaine self-administration [Neuroscience]The basolateral amygdala (BLA) sends excitatory projections to the nucleus accumbens (NAc) and regulates motivated behaviors partially by activating NAc medium spiny neurons (MSNs). Here, we characterized a feedforward inhibition circuit, through which BLA-evoked activation of NAc shell (NAcSh) MSNs was fine-tuned by GABAergic monosynaptic innervation from adjacent fast-spiking interneurons...
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Proteasome-independent polyubiquitin linkage regulates synapse scaffolding, efficacy, and plasticity [Neuroscience]Ubiquitination-directed proteasomal degradation of synaptic proteins, presumably mediated by lysine 48 (K48) of ubiquitin, is a key mechanism in synapse and neural circuit remodeling. However, more than half of polyubiquitin (polyUb) species in the mammalian brain are estimated to be non-K48; among them, the most abundant is Lys 63 (K63)-linked...
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Simultaneous two-photon imaging of intracellular chloride concentration and pH in mouse pyramidal neurons in vivo [Neuroscience]Intracellular chloride ([Cl−]i) and pH (pHi) are fundamental regulators of neuronal excitability. They exert wide-ranging effects on synaptic signaling and plasticity and on development and disorders of the brain. The ideal technique to elucidate the underlying ionic mechanisms is quantitative and combined two-photon imaging of [Cl−]i and pHi, but this...
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Temporal calcium profiling of specific circadian neurons in freely moving flies [Neuroscience]There are no general methods for reliably assessing the firing properties or even calcium profiles of specific neurons in freely moving flies. To this end, we adapted a GFP-based calcium reporter to luciferase that was expressed in small subsets of circadian neurons. This Tric-LUC reporter allowed a direct comparison of...
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RIPK1 mediates a disease-associated microglial response in Alzheimer’s disease [Neuroscience]Dysfunction of microglia is known to play an important role in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Here, we investigated the role of RIPK1 in microglia mediating the pathogenesis of AD. RIPK1 is highly expressed by microglial cells in human AD brains. Using the amyloid precursor protein (APP)/presenilin 1 (PS1) transgenic mouse model,...
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Engineering of tomato for the sustainable production of ketocarotenoids and its evaluation in aquaculture feed [Applied Biological Sciences]Ketocarotenoids are high-value pigments used commercially across multiple industrial sectors as colorants and supplements. Chemical synthesis using petrochemical-derived precursors remains the production method of choice. Aquaculture is an example where ketocarotenoid supplementation of feed is necessary to achieve product viability. The biosynthesis of ketocarotenoids, such as canthaxanthin, phoe
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Fluctuation-enhanced electric conductivity in electrolyte solutions [Applied Mathematics]We analyze the effects of an externally applied electric field on thermal fluctuations for a binary electrolyte fluid. We show that the fluctuating Poisson–Nernst–Planck (PNP) equations for charged multispecies diffusion coupled with the fluctuating fluid momentum equation result in enhanced charge transport via a mechanism distinct from the well-known enhancement...
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Inner Workings: CubeSats set to tackle living systems, effects of deep space radiation [Astronomy]Human beings will soon be heading into deep space again, decades after the Apollo missions. Out there, beyond Earth’s magnetic shield, they will be exposed to intense radiation for months or years, a cosmic onslaught that could cause all sorts of damage. But a fleet of tiny bio-laboratories may offer...
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RPE65 has an additional function as the lutein to meso-zeaxanthin isomerase in the vertebrate eye [Biochemistry]Carotenoids are plant-derived pigment molecules that vertebrates cannot synthesize de novo that protect the fovea of the primate retina from oxidative stress and light damage. meso-Zeaxanthin is an ocular-specific carotenoid for which there are no common dietary sources. It is one of the three major carotenoids present at the foveal...
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Super-swelled lyotropic single crystals [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Lipids self-assemble into diverse supramolecular structures that exhibit thermotropic and/or lyotropic behavior. Lyotropic mesophases, where membranes conform to periodic minimal surfaces dividing two nonpenetrating aqueous subspaces, are arguably one of the most intriguing phases of lipid materials. Traditional 3D bicontinuous cubic lipid materials appear as a polycrystal of varying degrees...
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Time-resolved measurements of an ion channel conformational change driven by a membrane phase transition [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Using temperature-jump infrared spectroscopy, we are able to trigger a gel-to-fluid phase transition in lipid vesicles and monitor in real time how a membrane protein responds to structural changes in the membrane. The melting of lipid domains in 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine vesicles is observed to occur in as fast as 50 ns,...
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Kinesin rotates unidirectionally and generates torque while walking on microtubules [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Cytoskeletal motors drive many essential cellular processes. For example, kinesin-1 transports cargo in a step-wise manner along microtubules. To resolve rotations during stepping, we used optical tweezers combined with an optical microprotractor and torsion balance using highly birefringent microspheres to directly and simultaneously measure the translocation, rotation, force, and torque...
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Principles for computational design of binding antibodies [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Natural proteins must both fold into a stable conformation and exert their molecular function. To date, computational design has successfully produced stable and atomically accurate proteins by using so-called “ideal” folds rich in regular secondary structures and almost devoid of loops and destabilizing elements, such as cavities. Molecular function, such...
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Probing structure-function relationships in early events in photosynthesis using a chimeric photocomplex [Biophysics and Computational Biology]The native core light-harvesting complex (LH1) from the thermophilic purple phototrophic bacterium Thermochromatium tepidum requires Ca2+ for its thermal stability and characteristic absorption maximum at 915 nm. To explore the role of specific amino acid residues of the LH1 polypeptides in Ca-binding behavior, we constructed a genetic system for heterologously...
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CTCF prevents genomic instability by promoting homologous recombination-directed DNA double-strand break repair [Cell Biology]CTCF is an essential epigenetic regulator mediating chromatin insulation, long-range regulatory interactions, and the organization of large topological domains in the nucleus. Phenotypes of CTCF haploinsufficient mutations in humans, knockout in mice, and depletion in cells are often consistent with impaired genome stability, but a role of CTCF in genome...
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Ab initio theory and modeling of water [Chemistry]Water is of the utmost importance for life and technology. However, a genuinely predictive ab initio model of water has eluded scientists. We demonstrate that a fully ab initio approach, relying on the strongly constrained and appropriately normed (SCAN) density functional, provides such a description of water. SCAN accurately describes...
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De novo design of covalently constrained mesosize protein scaffolds with unique tertiary structures [Chemistry]The folding of natural proteins typically relies on hydrophobic packing, metal binding, or disulfide bond formation in the protein core. Alternatively, a 3D structure can be defined by incorporating a multivalent cross-linking agent, and this approach has been successfully developed for the selection of bicyclic peptides from large random-sequence libraries....
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YAP/TAZ-CDC42 signaling regulates vascular tip cell migration [Developmental Biology]Angiogenesis and vascular remodeling are essential for the establishment of vascular networks during organogenesis. Here we show that the Hippo signaling pathway effectors YAP and TAZ are required, in a gene dosage-dependent manner, for the proliferation and migration of vascular endothelial cells (ECs) during retinal angiogenesis. Intriguingly, nuclear translocation of...
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Metamorphosis is induced by food absence rather than a critical weight in the solitary bee, Osmia lignaria [Developmental Biology]Body size is an important phenotypic trait that correlates with performance and fitness. For determinate growing insects, body size variation is determined by growth rate and the mechanisms that stop growth at the end of juvenile growth. Endocrine mechanisms regulate growth cessation, and their relative timing along development shapes phenotypic...
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Katabatic winds diminish precipitation contribution to the Antarctic ice mass balance [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]Snowfall in Antarctica is a key term of the ice sheet mass budget that influences the sea level at global scale. Over the continental margins, persistent katabatic winds blow all year long and supply the lower troposphere with unsaturated air. We show that this dry air leads to significant low-level...
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Why pens have rubbery grips [Engineering]The process by which human fingers gives rise to stable contacts with smooth, hard objects is surprisingly slow. Using high-resolution imaging, we found that, when pressed against glass, the actual contact made by finger pad ridges evolved over time following a first-order kinetics relationship. This evolution was the result of...
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Heterochronic truncation of odontogenesis in theropod dinosaurs provides insight into the macroevolution of avian beaks [Evolution]Beaks are innovative structures characterizing numerous tetrapod lineages, including birds, but little is known about how developmental processes influenced the macroevolution of these important structures. Here we provide evidence of ontogenetic vestigialization of alveoli in two lineages of theropod dinosaurs and show that these are transitional phenotypes in the evolution...
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Assortative mating and persistent reproductive isolation in hybrids [Evolution]The emergence of new species is driven by the establishment of mechanisms that limit gene flow between populations. A major challenge is reconciling the theoretical and empirical importance of assortative mating in speciation with the ease with which it can fail. Swordtail fish have an evolutionary history of hybridization and...
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Physical proximity of chromatin to nuclear pores prevents harmful R loop accumulation contributing to maintain genome stability [Genetics]During transcription, the mRNA may hybridize with DNA, forming an R loop, which can be physiological or pathological, constituting in this case a source of genomic instability. To understand the mechanism by which eukaryotic cells prevent harmful R loops, we used human activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) to identify genes preventing...
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Complement-activation fragment C4a mediates effector functions by binding as untethered agonist to protease-activated receptors 1 and 4 [Immunology and Inflammation]C4a is a small protein released from complement component C4 upon activation of the complement system’s classical and lectin pathways, which are important constituents of innate immune surveillance. Despite the structural similarity between C4a and well-described anaphylatoxins C3a and C5a, the binding partner and biological function of C4a have remained...
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Type 1 diabetes induction in humanized mice [Medical Sciences]There is an urgent and unmet need for humanized in vivo models of type 1 diabetes to study immunopathogenesis and immunotherapy, and in particular antigen-specific therapy. Transfer of patient blood lymphocytes to immunodeficient mice is associated with xenogeneic graft-versus-host reactivity that complicates assessment of autoimmunity. Improved models could identify which...
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Butyrylcholinesterase gene transfer in obese mice prevents postdieting body weight rebound by suppressing ghrelin signaling [Medical Sciences]The worldwide prevalence of obesity is increasing at an alarming rate but treatment options remain limited. Despite initial success, weight loss by calorie restriction (CR) often fails because of rebound weight gain. Postdieting hyperphagia along with altered hypothalamic neuro-architecture appears to be one direct cause of this undesirable outcome. In...
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Molecular architecture of the sheathed polar flagellum in Vibrio alginolyticus [Microbiology]Vibrio species are Gram-negative rod-shaped bacteria that are ubiquitous and often highly motile in aqueous environments. Vibrio swimming motility is driven by a polar flagellum covered with a membranous sheath, but this sheathed flagellum is not well understood at the molecular level because of limited structural information. Here, we use...
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CLOCK stabilizes CYCLE to initiate clock function in Drosophila [Neuroscience]The Drosophila circadian clock keeps time via transcriptional feedback loops. These feedback loops are initiated by CLOCK-CYCLE (CLK-CYC) heterodimers, which activate transcription of genes encoding the feedback repressors PERIOD and TIMELESS. Circadian clocks normally operate in ∼150 brain pacemaker neurons and in many peripheral tissues in the head and body,...
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Echolocating bats rely on audiovocal feedback to adapt sonar signal design [Neuroscience]Many species of bat emit acoustic signals and use information carried by echoes reflecting from nearby objects to navigate and forage. It is widely documented that echolocating bats adjust the features of sonar calls in response to echo feedback; however, it remains unknown whether audiovocal feedback contributes to sonar call...
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Drk-mediated signaling to Rho kinase is required for anesthesia-resistant memory in Drosophila [Neuroscience]Anesthesia-resistant memory (ARM) was described decades ago, but the mechanisms that underlie this protein synthesis-independent form of consolidated memory in Drosophila remain poorly understood. Whether the several signaling molecules, receptors, and synaptic proteins currently implicated in ARM operate in one or more pathways and how they function in the process...
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Mechanics dictate where and how freshwater planarians fission [Physics]Asexual freshwater planarians reproduce by tearing themselves into two pieces by a process called binary fission. The resulting head and tail pieces regenerate within about a week, forming two new worms. Understanding this process of ripping oneself into two parts poses a challenging biomechanical problem. Because planarians stop “doing it”...
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Meta-analysis of field experiments shows no change in racial discrimination in hiring over time [Social Sciences]This study investigates change over time in the level of hiring discrimination in US labor markets. We perform a meta-analysis of every available field experiment of hiring discrimination against African Americans or Latinos (n = 28). Together, these studies represent 55,842 applications submitted for 26,326 positions. We focus on trends...
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Systems biology analysis of longitudinal functional response of endothelial cells to shear stress [Systems Biology]Blood flow and vascular shear stress patterns play a significant role in inducing and modulating physiological responses of endothelial cells (ECs). Pulsatile shear (PS) is associated with an atheroprotective endothelial phenotype, while oscillatory shear (OS) is associated with an atheroprone endothelial phenotype. Although mechanisms of endothelial shear response have been...
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Correction for Lederer et al., Superconductivity and non-Fermi liquid behavior near a nematic quantum critical point [Correction]PHYSICS Correction for “Superconductivity and non-Fermi liquid behavior near a nematic quantum critical point,” by Samuel Lederer, Yoni Schattner, Erez Berg, and Steven A. Kivelson, which was first published April 24, 2017; 10.1073/pnas.1620651114 (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 114:4905–4910). The authors note that the National Science Foundation grant number DMR...
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Correction for Perry and Daly, A model explaining the matrilateral bias in alloparental investment [Correction]ANTHROPOLOGY, EVOLUTION Correction for “A model explaining the matrilateral bias in alloparental investment,” by Gretchen Perry and Martin Daly, which was first published August 15, 2017; 10.1073/pnas.1705910114 (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 114:9290–9295). The authors note that, due to a printer’s error, some of the text in the article appeared...
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Correction for Lippert et al., Identification of individuals by trait prediction using whole-genome sequencing data [Correction]GENETICS Correction for “Identification of individuals by trait prediction using whole-genome sequencing data,” by Christoph Lippert, Riccardo Sabatini, M. Cyrus Maher, Eun Yong Kang, Seunghak Lee, Okan Arikan, Alena Harley, Axel Bernal, Peter Garst, Victor Lavrenko, Ken Yocum, Theodore Wong, Mingfu Zhu, Wen-Yun Yang, Chris Chang, Tim Lu, Charlie W....
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Correction to Supporting Information for Eser et al., Form and function of topologically associating genomic domains in budding yeast [SI Correction]CELL BIOLOGY Correction to Supporting Information for “Form and function of topologically associating genomic domains in budding yeast,” by Umut Eser, Devon Chandler-Brown, Ferhat Ay, Aaron F. Straight, Zhijun Duan, William Stafford Noble, and Jan M. Skotheim, which was first published March 27, 2017; 10.1073/pnas.1612256114 (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA...
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Hacking the election: security flaws need fixing, researchers sayHackers could have easily infiltrated US voting machines in 2016 and are likely to try again in light of vulnerabilities in electronic polling systems, a group of researchers said Tuesday.
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Trump EPA begins push to overturn Obama-era climate regulation The agency's plan to reverse limits on greenhouse-gas emissions is likely to draw legal challenges. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22813
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What Bob Corker Really Fears It doesn’t matter all that much that Bob Corker and Donald Trump are insulting each other via Twitter. Sooner or later, Trump insults almost everyone. What matters is that Corker, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a confidant of the secretary of state, is warning publicly that “we could be heading towards World War III,” presumably with North Korea. The crucial question i
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Apple—not a network or streaming giant—nabs a Spielberg TV series reboot If the production quality can match this, we're totally in. Hollywood reboots are nothing new these days. In fact, they're so common that even a reboot of an oddball cult-classic barely turns heads ( Twin Peaks shows that formula can succeed, right?). And anything from the back catalogue of an iconic creator like Steven Spielberg may be continually ripe for revisiting. Just this summer, Amblin En
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Step toward creating planes that travel at hypersonic speedA recent study could lead to a drastic decrease in flight times. The study is one of the first steps toward the creation of planes able to move at hypersonic speeds, five to 10 times the speed of sound.
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Improving Lake Erie's water qualityThe conditions in Lake Erie continue to pose several health risks to Ohioans in coastal communities, making it difficult to maintain good water quality for citizens, state and local policymakers. Researchers in the Great Lakes region are now working toward innovative solutions.
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Raging Bull: First study to find link between testosterone and stock market instabilityIn the U.S. today, the majority of professional stock market traders are young males and new evidence suggests biology strongly influences their trading behavior. According to a new study this could be a significant contributor to fluctuations in the market, as high testosterone levels can cause these traders to overestimate future stock values and change their trading behavior, leading to dangero
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How the cone snail's deadly venom can help us build better medicinesCone snails have inspired humans for centuries. Coastal communities have often traded their beautiful shells like money and put them in jewelry. Many artists, including Rembrandt, have featured them in sketches and paintings. Now, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are finding these deadly predators inspiring, too, as they seek new ways to cure old medical prob
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In killing the Clean Power Plan, EPA wants a narrow Clean Air Act Enlarge / EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. (credit: EPA ) As expected , the Trump administration has launched the process of eliminating its predecessor's Clean Power Plan, which was designed to limit carbon emissions from the electric grid. But what was less expected is the reason the EPA is giving for doing so. It's declaring the Obama administration's approach inconsistent with the text of the
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Are Trump's Feuds With Tillerson and Corker a Prelude to War? It is natural to see Donald Trump’s latest feuds, with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Senator Bob Corker, as just the most recent outbursts from a president who is only comfortable amid feuding. This is, after all, the guy who spent weeks humiliating his attorney general (but never cut him loose) and who runs his Oval Office on the same terms as his reality show, encouraging rivalries and b
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FCC’s claim that one ISP counts as “competition” faces scrutiny in court Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Dimitri Otis ) A Federal Communications Commission decision to eliminate price caps imposed on some business broadband providers should be struck down, advocacy groups told federal judges last week. The FCC failed to justify its claim that a market can be competitive even when there is only one Internet provider, the groups said. Led by Chairman Ajit Pai, the FCC's
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I Could Watch Steamrollers Squishing Over-Sized Gummy Bears All Day Long GIF Of all the giant machines you’ll find on a construction site, the steamroller seems like it has the best potential for realizing your destructive childhood fantasies. There’s an endless list of objects you could stick under its rolling steel drum, but obliterating a giant gummy bear somehow stands out as one of the most satisfying. All that’s left in the steamroller’s wake after this experime
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Without a nudge, old prescribing habits die hard for cliniciansAn update to a behavioral economics study on clinicians' prescriptions of antibiotics showed that the clinicians may, without long-term interventions, return to bad prescription habits.
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The right women for the jobEconomists are continually examining the effect of the economy on women, but this male-dominated field seems to be failing to ask what impact women in turn have on the economy? Dr. Amanda Weinstein examines how women's participation in the workforce has affected economic growth and productivity in cities across the US Weinstein estimates that every 10% increase in female labor force participation
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NASA eyes the development of Tropical Storm OpheliaTropical Storm Ophelia developed on Oct. 9 around 5 a.m. EDT as the 17th tropical depression of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season. It formed in the Central Atlantic Ocean about 875 miles (1,405 km) west-southwest of the Azores islands. NASA's Terra satellite provided forecasters with a visible image of the storm as it strengthened into a tropical storm.
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NASA eyes the Development of Tropical Storm OpheliaTropical Storm Ophelia developed on Oct. 9 around 5 a.m. EDT as the seventeenth, tropical depression of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season. It formed in the Central Atlantic Ocean about 875 miles (1,405 km) west-southwest of the Azores islands. NASA's Terra satellite provided forecasters with a visible image of the storm as it strengthened into a tropical storm.
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The right women for the jobWork in America has changed dramatically in the last century from Henry Ford's moving assembly line to automation today, but arguably the largest change is women. Women's participation in the labor force has nearly doubled from less than 34% in 1950 to 57% today (Federal Reserve Economic Data as of August, 2017). Working women became the norm in the U.S. in 1978 when it became more common to see w
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The costs of transporting petroleum products by pipelines and railWhile the policy debate surrounding crude oil transportation costs has emphasized accidents and spills, a new study by Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh researchers indicates the debate is overlooking a far more serious external cost - air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
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Improving Lake Erie's water qualityThe conditions in Lake Erie continue to pose several health risks to Ohioans in coastal communities, making it difficult to maintain good water quality for citizens, state and local policymakers.
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Raging Bull: First study to find link between testosterone and stock market instabilityIn the U.S. today, the majority of professional stock market traders are young males and new evidence suggests biology strongly influences their trading behavior. According to a new study in the INFORMS journal Management Science, this could be a significant contributor to fluctuations in the market, as high testosterone levels can cause these traders to overestimate future stock values and change
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New study is a step toward creating planes that travel at hypersonic speedAn average flight from Miami to Seattle takes about six hours and 40 minutes, but imagine being able to reduce that time to 50 minutes or less. A recent study by researchers at NASA and Binghamton University, State University of New York, could lead to a drastic decrease in flight times. The study, funded in part by the U.S. Air Force, is one of the first steps toward the creation of planes able t
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How fever in early pregnancy causes heart, facial birth defectsResearchers have known for decades that fevers in the first trimester of pregnancy increase risk for some heart defects and facial deformities such as cleft lip or palate. Exactly how this happens is unclear. Scientists have debated whether a virus or other infection source causes the defects, or if fever alone is the underlying problem.
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When the brain's wiring breaksAmong all the bad things that can happen to the brain when it is severely jolted - in a car accident, for example - one of the most common and worrisome is axon damage. Axons are the long stalks that grow out of the bodies of neurons. When the brain receives a strong blow, axons can break or swiftly degenerate. Researchers have revealed new molecular details of this and a path toward repair.
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More than half of police killings not officially documented on US death certificates, study findsOfficial death certificates in the US failed to count more than half of the people killed by police in 2015 -- and the problem of undercounting is especially pronounced in lower-income counties and for deaths that are due to Tasers, according to a new study.
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Mom's immune response could trigger social deficits for kids with autismChildren with autism are more likely to show severe social symptoms if their mother had chronic asthma or allergies while pregnant, a new study reveals.
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Flexible sensors can detect movement in GI tractA flexible ingestible sensor has been devised that could help doctors to diagnose problems caused by a slowdown of food flowing through the digestive tract. The sensors could also be used to detect food pressing on the stomach, helping doctors to monitor food intake by patients being treated for obesity.
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Growing human brain cells in the labA cost-effective technology has been developed to produce large quantities of human brain cells in two simple steps. By surmounting major challenges in human neuron-based drug discovery, researchers believe this technique will be adopted widely in both basic science and industry.
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Unexpected regulation of transcription factors critical to developmentA team of developmental biologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by Dominique Alfandari, with others at MIT, report in a new paper that they have for the first time described how two transcription factors that are "absolutely essential for human development" are regulated by a cell surface metalloprotease known as ADAM13. The discovery adds to knowledge of how cells migrate in ver
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NASA finds Tropical Depression 23W's strongest storms in two countriesTropical Depression 23W formed on Monday, Oct. 9 and by Tuesday, Oct. 10 it made landfall in northern Vietnam. NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed the depression in infrared light and determined the strongest storms were located in two countries.
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How a Heavy Lift Ship Rescued the Damaged USS John S McCainAfter a collision at sea, the USS John S McCain needed a ride home from the MV Treasure.
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Religious beliefs alone don't motivate people to political action, study findsBecause religion often influences people's opinions on hot-button issues, such as same-sex marriage and abortion, most would expect religious people to be more motivated to engage politically overall.
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When 20,000 American Nazis Descended Upon New York City In 1939, the German American Bund organized a rally of 20,000 Nazi supporters at Madison Square Garden in New York City. When Academy Award-nominated documentarian Marshall Curry stumbled upon footage of the event in historical archives, he was flabbergasted. Together with Field of Vision , he decided to present the footage as a cautionary tale to Americans. The short film, A Night at the Garden,
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New breast cancer drug defeats the Ras genes notorious for causing many types of cancerA new study led by VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher Paul Dent, Ph.D., has shown the recently approved breast cancer drug neratinib can block the function of Ras as well as several other oncogenes through an unexpected process.
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New study is a step toward creating planes that travel at hypersonic speedA recent study by researchers at NASA and Binghamton University, State University of New York, could lead to a drastic decrease in flight times. The study, funded in part by the U.S. Air Force, is one of the first steps toward the creation of planes able to move at hypersonic speeds, five to 10 times the speed of sound.
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Raging Bull: First study to find link between testosterone and stock market instabilityIn the U.S. today, the majority of professional stock market traders are young males and new evidence suggests biology strongly influences their trading behavior. According to a new study in the INFORMS journal Management Science, this could be a significant contributor to fluctuations in the market, as high testosterone levels can cause these traders to overestimate future stock values and change
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The costs of transporting petroleum products by pipelines and railWhile the policy debate surrounding crude oil transportation costs has emphasized accidents and spills, a new study by Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh researchers indicates the debate is overlooking a far more serious external cost -- air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
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Kent State professor works with NASA Glenn & others to improve Lake Erie's water qualityThe conditions in Lake Erie continue to pose several health risks to Ohioans in coastal communities, making it difficult to maintain good water quality for citizens, state and local policymakers. In Frontiers in Marine Science, researchers in the Great Lakes region show how they are working toward innovative solutions. John Lekki, Ph.D., NASA Glenn Research Center's principal investigator, in coll
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Study identifies whale blow microbiomeA new study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and colleagues identified for the first time an extensive conserved group of bacteria within healthy humpback whales' blow—the moist breath that whales spray out of their blowholes when they exhale. The research published Oct. 10, 2017, in mSystems, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
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Flexible sensors can detect movement in GI tractResearchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have built a flexible sensor that can be rolled up and swallowed. Upon ingestion, the sensor adheres to the stomach wall or intestinal lining, where it can measure the rhythmic contractions of the digestive tract.
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Researchers point to early warning signs in military vehicle structural 'wellness'Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have shown that early fatigue damage behavior in structures may be predicted through the study of the microscale mechanical behavior of the material. The findings are an important result for the structural health monitoring (SHM) community and may lead to new sensing techniques for predicting the service life of critical components.
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Bright light therapy at midday helped patients with bipolar depressionDaily exposure to bright white light at midday significantly decreased symptoms of depression and increased functioning in people with bipolar disorder, a recent study found. More than 68 percent of patients who received midday bright light achieved a normal level of mood, compared to 22.2 percent of patients who received a dim placebo light.
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Unexpected regulation of transcription factors critical to developmentDevelopmental biologists have for the first time described how two transcription factors that are 'absolutely essential for human development' are regulated by a cell surface metalloprotease known as ADAM13. The discovery adds to knowledge of how cells migrate in vertebrate embryos, how stem cells differentiate and how cancer cells metastasize.
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Children with ADHD Likely to Have Touch-Processing AbnormalitiesChildren with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) are likely to also have trouble with touch (tactile) processing. A new study finds that children with ADHD fare worse on several tests of tactile functioning, including reaction time and detecting a weak stimulus on the skin (detection threshold).
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Humpback whale blow microbiome describedFor the first time, scientists have identified an extensive conserved group of bacteria within healthy humpback whales' blow -- the moist breath that whales spray out of their blowholes when they exhale.
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Sequencing test enables precise identification of drug-resistant TBTwo studies document how a new advanced genetic sequencing approach can help thwart the growing worldwide threat posed by drug-resistant mutations of tuberculosis (TB). The threat of TB is increasing in some places as mutant versions of the disease become more and more resistant to current drug treatments.
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Changes in perspective may affect how useful drones really areUsers have trouble utilizing images from unmanned aerial systems (UASs), or drones, to find the position of objects on the ground, research shows. This finding highlights challenges facing the use of UAS technology for emergency operations and other applications, while offering guidance for future technology and training development.
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Tough humanmade rubbers for future Soldier protection systemsResearchers advanced a unique experimental device to better test the durability of high performance and robust polymeric materials that appear to strengthen themselves under attack by rapid impact.
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Areas of glioblastoma tumors correlate with separate subtypes of glioma stem cellsFor the first time, research shows that glioblastoma (GBM) is driven by two distinct subsets of cancer stem cells. Moreover, each subtype of glioma stem cells is driven by distinct transcriptional programs for growth and treatment resistance. The subsets also responded better to combination treatment in the mouse model.
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Deadspin The NFL Quietly Changed Its Obscure Rule About Standing For The National Anthem | Jezebel G Deadspin The NFL Quietly Changed Its Obscure Rule About Standing For The National Anthem | Jezebel George Clooney Calls Harvey Weinstein’s Alleged Behavior ‘Disturbing’ and ‘Indefensible’ | Earther Coal Did Something Extremely Weird to Earth’s Climate 300 Million Years Ago | Splinter What Do Gun Rights Have to Do With Football and the National Anthem? | The Root Deandre Harris Is Now Wanted in Co
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Quantum Communication Demonstrated in Real-Life City ConditionsA quantum-encrypted message containing more than one bit of information in each particle of light was beamed through the air between two buildings in a real-life city for the first time.
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New patent-holder grabs Nokia patents, sues over Apple iPhones (credit: Artur Debat / Getty Images ) A patent-holding company that stands to win 12.5 cents for every iPhone sold has filed a new lawsuit (PDF) against Apple. Ironworks Patents LLC is a patent-enforcement company formed earlier this year, with no apparent business other than filing lawsuits over patents. It's a business model that's now decades old, and companies that engage in it are often deri
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NASA finds Tropical Depression 23W's strongest storms in two countriesTropical Depression 23W formed on Monday, Oct. 9 and by Tuesday, Oct. 10 it made landfall in northern Vietnam. NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed the depression in infrared light and determined the strongest storms were located in two countries.
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The Apple Watch Is Good Now The Apple Watch Series 3 is crazy expensive for a smartwatch—$100 more than its closest competitors. Many of the third party apps are still slow enough to drive sane people to the brink. It also only lasts a day on a charge. I should hate this watch and everything it stands for, but after three weeks of wearing it, I’m so enamored I’m actually encouraging others to buy this silly little square. T
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How to build the video game you wanted when you were 13 Entertainment Tips from a guy who did it. Innovation, we love. Geekery, we love. A pitch-perfect throwback fantasy soundtrack, we love.
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Image of the Day: Keratin JungleA tangled web of fluorescently labeled keratin, in a human skin cell, wins first place in this year's Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition.
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The Movement to Bury Pets Alongside People When Chris Nichols was diagnosed with a life-threatening cancer, he knew exactly where he wanted to be buried: Ramsey Creek , a 33-acre nature preserve just outside Westminster, South Carolina, minutes from his home. One attendee at the funeral was his dog, Briar. The pet watched as Nichols was bundled in quilts sewn by his great-grandmothers and lowered into the ground inside a coffin his father
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Space Travel's Existential Question The morning of January 27, 1967, Gus Grissom and his Apollo 1 crew put on their flight suits. Foil-clad, with breathing masks, they looked like a mid-century vision of the future brought to you by Reynolds Wrap. The crew of three were to perform a launch test that day, to see what it would be like when they rode a metal cone to space. * Grissom had been to space before during the Gemini program.
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A molecular garbage disposal complex has a role in packing the genomeNew research has found that the proteasome, an essential protein complex that breaks down proteins in cells, has another unexpected function: directly regulating the packing of DNA in the nucleus.
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Being unaware of memory loss predicts Alzheimer's disease, new study showsWhile memory loss is an early symptom of Alzheimer's disease, its presence doesn't mean a person will develop dementia. A new study has found a clinically useful way to predict who won't develop Alzheimer's disease, based on patients' awareness of their memory problems.
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Protein restricts sap uptake by aphidsResearchers have discovered how plants can defend themselves against aphids. They recorded aphid behavior on video, and identified a plant protein that keeps aphids from feeding.
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Cells that die with a bang contribute to high death rate in bloodstream infectionsCells lining blood vessels in the lungs that are exposed to bacterial toxins don't die easy, according to a new study. When these blood vessel cells come into contact with bacterial toxins called lipopolysaccharides, an explosive form of cell death known as pyroptosis occurs. Without these enzymes, pyroptosis cannot occur, making these caspases attractive targets for drugs that can prevent tissue
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HIV: The benefits of prophylaxis of tuberculosis are confirmedLong-term follow-up confirms that tuberculosis chemoprophylaxis in HIV-infected people is more than ever relevant in resource-limited countries.
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Unexpected regulation of transcription factors critical to developmentA team of developmental biologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by Dominique Alfandari, with others at MIT, report in a new paper that they have for the first time described how two transcription factors that are 'absolutely essential for human development' are regulated by a cell surface metalloprotease known as ADAM13. The discovery adds to knowledge of how cells migrate in ver
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Bright light therapy at midday helped patients with bipolar depressionDaily exposure to bright white light at midday significantly decreased symptoms of depression and increased functioning in people with bipolar disorder, a recent Northwestern Medicine study found. More than 68 percent of patients who received midday bright light achieved a normal level of mood, compared to 22.2 percent of patients who received a dim placebo light.
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When the brain's wiring breaksAmong all the bad things that can happen to the brain when it is severely jolted - in a car accident, for example - one of the most common and worrisome is axon damage. Axons are the long stalks that grow out of the bodies of neurons. When the brain receives a strong blow, axons can break or swiftly degenerate. UNC's Anne Taylor and colleagues have revealed new molecular details of this and a path
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How fever in early pregnancy causes heart, facial birth defectsResearchers have known for decades that fevers in the first trimester of pregnancy increase risk for some heart defects and facial deformities such as cleft lip or palate. Exactly how this happens is unclear. Scientists have debated whether a virus or other infection source causes the defects, or if fever alone is the underlying problem.
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More than half of police killings not officially documented on US death certificatesOfficial death certificates in the US failed to count more than half of the people killed by police in 2015 -- and the problem of undercounting is especially pronounced in lower-income counties and for deaths that are due to Tasers, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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Law enforcement-related deaths in the US undercounted in official government dataThe number of people who die as a result of injuries inflicted by law enforcement officers in the United States is undercounted in official government data derived from state death certificates. That is the conclusion of a study by Justin Feldman of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA, and colleagues published in PLOS Medicine.
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What can cystatin C test contribute to chronic kidney disease management?The use of cystatin C along with creatinine to estimate the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) when diagnosing chronic kidney disease (CKD) in primary care patients would result in increased health care costs and no improvement in risk prediction, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine by Adam Shardlow of the University of Nottingham, UK and colleagues.
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Noncompliance thwarts comprehensive background check policy for private-party sales, study findsOnly one state with expanded background check policies for all gun transfers is compliant.
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Data Breach Exposed Medical Records, Including Blood Test Results, of Over 100 Thousand Patients Photo: Getty In the latest leak of sensitive medical records in the United States, lab test results and other patient files belonging to an estimated 150,000 Americans were unearthed online by security researchers late last month. The records, discovered by researchers at the Kromtech Security Center , had been stored on an unsecured Amazon S3 bucket. According to Kromtech, the files were publicl
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Humanity's Sci-Fi Future: Are We Really Ready for Intelligent Robots?As technology becomes increasingly sophisticated, specialized and perhaps even autonomous, what does that mean for the humans who design and depend on it?
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Breeding salt-tolerant plantsThe quinoa plant might serve as a model for making other crops salt-tolerant. It grows well on saline soils because the excess salt is simply dumped into special bladders on its leaves.
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Parasite study paves way for therapies to tackle deadly infectionsNew understanding of a parasite that causes a million cases of disease each year could point towards effective drug treatments.
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Conservationists' eco-footprints suggest education alone won't change behaviorA new study shows that even those presumably best informed on the environment find it hard to consistently 'walk the walk,' prompting scientists to question whether relying solely on information campaigns will ever be enough.
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A new genetic marker accounts for up to 1.4 percent of cases of hereditary colon cancerScientists have identified a new genetic marker that accounts for up to 1.4 percent of cases of hereditary colon cancer. Patients with mutations in this gene, if identified, could follow a clinical approach much more consistent with their genetics.
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Green gentrification can limit the favorable effects of green areas on healthA new study suggests that more socially disadvantaged neighbors do not benefit equally from the effects newly created green areas have on health. Scientists consider that greener cities are not healthier and more equal for everyone.
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Salt marsh research warns of pumpkin-colored 'zombies'Salt marsh research shows that growing abundance of tiny shrimp infected by a microscopic parasite may portend future threats to humankind through disease.
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DNA study in the Pacific reveals 2000 percent increase in our knowledge of mollusc biodiversityScientists working in the Pacific have revealed a remarkable 2000% increase in our knowledge of the biodiversity of seafloor molluscs in a region being explored for deep-sea mining. Using the latest DNA-taxonomy methodology, they have newly-described and recorded 21 species where only one was previously known. The discoveries were made in the eastern region of the CCZ, a vast 5 million km² region
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Glowing Tumor Dye to Identifies Cancerous Lymph NodesSurgeons are using a fluorescent dye that makes cancerous cells glow in hopes of identifying suspicious lymph nodes during head and neck cancer procedures. The study is among the first in the world to look at the effectiveness of intraoperative molecular imaging (IMI) of lymph nodes in patients with head and neck cancer.
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Unexpected degree of order found in interior grain boundaries of polycrystalline materialsScientists in the United States and China have announced a discovery that they believe could enable the engineering of alloyed materials that are stronger and more ductile and possess superior electrical, magnetic and physical properties. Writing in Science, the nation's leading scientific journal, the researchers said they had found a surprising degree of order in the interior grain boundaries --
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Why British scientists are watching Iceland's volcanoesA team of British scientists flies around Iceland's volcanoes to find out how to avoid future air traffic disruption.
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The FDA is Considering a Landmark Approval of Gene Therapy to Cure Blindness Image: Wikimedia Commons On Tuesday, a US Food and Drug Administration review committee published a document signaling that a historic moment in medicine may be on the horizon. The committee found that an experimental gene therapy for a rare inherited form of blindness improves vision, at least in the short term. If approved, the technique would be the first gene therapy for an inherited disease
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This Battery Pack Can Charge Your Switch, Your MacBook, and Also Jump Start Your Car iClever USB-C PD Jump Starter , $89 with code STARTEPD We’ve seen USB battery packs that can jump start a car, and we’ve seen USB battery packs that can charge new MacBooks and Nintendo Switches, but this is the first we’ve found that can do both . This 20,000mAh battery pack from iClever includes USB-C Power Delivery, which can push up to 30W to your high-powered USB-C devices, sufficient to cha
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Study identifies whale blow microbiomeA new study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and colleagues identified for the first time an extensive conserved group of bacteria within healthy humpback whales' blow--the moist breath that whales spray out of their blowholes when they exhale. The research published Oct. 10, 2017, in mSystems, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
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Army researchers point to early warning signs in military vehicle structural 'wellness'Researchers from the US Army Research Laboratory have shown that early fatigue damage behavior in structures may be predicted through the study of the microscale mechanical behavior of the material. The findings are an important result for the structural health monitoring (SHM) community and may lead to new sensing techniques for predicting the service life of critical components.
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TGen sequencing test enables precise identification of drug-resistant TBTwo studies led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) document how a new advanced genetic sequencing approach can help thwart the growing worldwide threat posed by drug-resistant mutations of tuberculosis (TB). The threat of TB is increasing in some places as mutant versions of the disease become more and more resistant to cur
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All the Secrets About the Battles to Come Hidden in the New Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer GIF Last night we got a glorious Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer , packed with new looks at the war to come between the Resistance and the First Order. As ever for modern Star Wars , it’s a trailer that’s as cryptic as it is epic in scope, but it’s also filled with new hints and secrets about what to expect. The trailer opens with Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) looking out onto the vast deck of a First
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The Russian Fake News Problem Keeps Getting Bigger, and It’s Feeding Off of Americans’ Angst
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Indian government needs to do more to tackle rising sale of unapproved antibiotics, experts sayIn India, the sale of antibiotics requiring the tightest control and regulation is rising the fastest, according to a new analysis. The correspondence highlights serious hurdles for controlling antimicrobial resistance in the country.
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Marine snowfall at the equatorAnimal excrements and parts of dead organisms constantly sink from the surface of the oceans towards the deep sea. This particle flow plays an important role in the global carbon cycle and consequently for the climate. Little is known so far about its distribution in the water column. An international research team has now published a detailed image of the distribution of the marine snowfall in th
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Machine learning translates 'hidden' information to reveal chemistry in actionScientists have developed a new way to capture the details of chemistry choreography as it happens. The method -- which relies on computers that have learned to recognize hidden signs of the steps -- should help them improve the performance of catalysts to drive reactions toward desired products faster.
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Ancient asteroid impact exposes the moon's interiorA large basin on the moon has revealed that its interior is made of a different mineral than Earth's interior, contradicting the theory that the interior of the planets look mostly the same.
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Mass extinctions led to low species diversity, dinosaur ruleTwo of Earth's five mass extinction events -- times when more than half of the world's species died -- resulted in the survival of a low number of so-called 'weedy' species that spread their sameness across the world as the Earth recovered from these dramatic upheavals. The findings could shed light on modern high extinction rates and how biological communities may change in the future.
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Gene drives have the potential to suppress mosquito populations, but resistant mosquitoes crop upResearchers successfully built a gene drive to reduce female fertility in the mosquito that spreads malaria, but mutations gradually arose that blocked the spread of the new genes.
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Computer program detects differences between human cells'How many different cell types are there in a human body? And how do these differences develop? Nobody really knows.' But thanks to a new method, that may be about to change.
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Clear lakes disguise impaired water qualityLook at a hundred lakes in the United States' agricultural heartland and you'll likely see green lakes surrounded by green fields. Agricultural fertilizers that help crops grow also fuel growth of algae and cyanobacteria that in excess can turn lakes the color of pea soup. Yet when scientists looked at 13 years of data from 139 lakes in intensively agricultural areas of Iowa they saw lakes that we
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When a porous solid retains its properties in liquid formKnown for their exceptional porosity that enables the trapping or transport of molecules, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) take the form of a powder, which makes them difficult to format. For the first time, scientists have evidenced the surprising ability of a type of MOF to retain its porous properties in the liquid and then glass state. These findings open the way towards new industrial applicat
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Major breakthrough identifies new mechanism for the development of schizophreniaThe new research shows that dysfunctional brain blood vessels may be associated with the development of schizophrenia. There is potential for new treatments of schizophrenia by developing new drugs to target these abnormal blood vessels.
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Likely new treatment target identified for diabetic retinopathyIn oxygen-compromising conditions like diabetes, the body grows new blood vessels to help, but the result is often leaky, dysfunctional vessels that make bad matters worse. Now scientists have identified a new target for reducing that dysfunctional blood vessel development in the eye in a common condition called diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness in working-age adults.
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Dinosaur blood? New research urges caution regarding fossilized soft tissueScientists have conducted experiments to accelerate degradation in keratinous tissues such as feathers, scales and hair in order to simulate the processes that occur over deep time as something becomes a fossil.
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Researchers show materials strengthen on their own when impacted at very high speedArmy and MIT researchers advanced a unique experimental device to better test the durability of high performance and robust polymeric materials that appear to strengthen themselves under attack by rapid impact.
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Growing human brain cells in the labGladstone scientists develop a cost-effective technology to produce large quantities of human brain cells in two simple steps. By surmounting major challenges in human neuron-based drug discovery, Li Gan and her team believe this technique will be adopted widely in both basic science and industry.
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New Zika serotypes may emerge, researcher warnsThe virus is mutating very fast in Brazilian patients. Appearance of new serotypes could hinder development of vaccines and efficacy of diagnostic tests, according to a member of one of the leading group of scientists on Zika-related investigations
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Flexible sensors can detect movement in GI tractMIT researchers have devised a flexible ingestible sensor that could help doctors to diagnose problems caused by a slowdown of food flowing through the digestive tract. The sensors could also be used to detect food pressing on the stomach, helping doctors to monitor food intake by patients being treated for obesity.
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Being unaware of memory loss predicts Alzheimer's disease, new CAMH study showsWhile memory loss is an early symptom of Alzheimer's disease, its presence doesn't mean a person will develop dementia. A new study at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has found a clinically useful way to predict who won't develop Alzheimer's disease, based on patients' awareness of their memory problems.
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Religious beliefs alone don't motivate people to political action, study findsA new study led by a University of Kansas researcher has found that religiosity by itself often serves as a deterrent rather than a mobilizing force for nonviolent political engagement.
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Army finds promise in tough manmade rubbers for future Soldier protection systemsArmy and MIT researchers advanced a unique experimental device to better test the durability of high performance and robust polymeric materials that appear to strengthen themselves under attack by rapid impact.
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Study identifies whale blow microbiomeA new study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and colleagues identified for the first time an extensive conserved group of bacteria within healthy humpback whales' blow -- the moist breath that whales spray out of their blowholes when they exhale.
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Perinatal BPA exposure induces chronic inflammation by modulating gut bacteriaEmerging evidence from a research study in rabbits suggests that environmental toxicants may influence inflammation-promoted chronic disease susceptibility during early life. BPA exposure just before or after birth leads to reduced gut bacterial diversity, bacterial metabolites such as short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) and elevated gut permeability -- three common early markers of inflammation-promot
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Weeks After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Struggles To Turn On The Lights Nearly 90 percent of Puerto Rico is still without power more than two weeks after Hurricane Maria. Authorities say it will take months to restore electricity, as the storm destroyed the power grid. (Image credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Why the Internet Is Freaking Out Over the Porgs in the 'Last Jedi' TrailerMeet this season's BB-8. Twitter can't get enough of him.
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Sharing of science is most likely among male scientistsEven though science is becoming increasingly competitive, scientists are still very willing to share their work with colleagues. This is especially true for male scientists among each other and less so for females among each other or between the sexes.
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Do male fish prefer them big and colorful?Male black-finned goodeid or mexcalpique fish know what they want when they pick a female to mate with; they prefer them big-bellied and as orange as possible. Interestingly, females displaying these traits are the ones most able to produce more offspring that survive, two researchers from the National Autonomous University of Mexico have found.
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Regional differences among chandelier cells discoveredThe brain is composed of distinct regions that differ in their functional roles and cellular architecture. It remains largely unknown to what extent a single type in different brain regions displays similarity in gene expression, connectivity, and developmental origins. Researchers have discovered regional differences among chandelier cells, a unique class of inhibitory neurons, and showed that lo
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Breath instead of a blood testBlow into the tube, please. In the future, the procedure will not just be used by police checking for alcohol intoxication, but also for testing the condition of athletes and for people who want to lose that extra bit of weight. A new sensor makes it possible to measure when the body starts burning fat with a convenient breathalyser.
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Gene that influences nicotine dependence identifiedA DNA variant -- located in the DNMT3B gene and commonly found in people of European and African descent -- increases the likelihood of developing nicotine dependence, smoking heavily, and developing lung cancer, according to a new study.
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Genetic advance for male birth controlWhen it comes to birth control, many males turn to two options: condoms or vasectomies. While the two choices are effective, both methods merely focus on blocking the transportation of sperm.
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Electrons surfing on a laser beamThe largest particle accelerator in the world - the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland -- has a circumference of around 26 kilometers. Researchers are now attempting to go to the other extreme by building the world's smallest machine of this kind -- a particle accelerator that fits on a microchip.
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Oxytocin and breastfeeding: Elucidation of a molecular mechanismOxytocin is indispensable for developing the social brain. Suckling babies absorb oxytocin from mother's milk, but gut closure occurs soon after birth to prevent uptake of undesired and desired macromolecules. Researchers have found that the molecule RAGE, on the intestinal epithelium, transports oxytocin into the blood even after gut closure. This finding suggests the advantage of breastfeeding a
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A step towards a new drug to treat fungal infections that kill 1.6 million people annuallyScientists are a step closer to developing a drug to treat life-threatening fungal infections that cause more than 1.6 million deaths annually.
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Scientists discover more about the ingredients for star formationIn the local universe close to us, about 70 percent of the hydrogen gas is found in individual atoms, while the rest is in molecules. Astronomers had expected that as they looked back in time, younger galaxies would contain more and more molecular hydrogen until it dominated the gas in the galaxy. Instead, they found that atomic hydrogen makes up the majority of gas in younger galaxies too.
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Ibuprofen better choice over oral morphine for pain relief in children after minor surgery, randomized controlled trial demonstratesWidely available ibuprofen is a better choice for pain relief in children who have undergone minor orthopedic outpatient surgery, as it has fewer adverse effects compared with oral morphine, according to results from a clinical trial.
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Three million francs’ worth of gold and silver going to wasteTrace elements are increasingly widely used in the high-tech and medical sectors – for example, the transition metal tantalum and the semimetal germanium in electronic components, niobium and titanium in alloys and coatings, or gadolinium as a contrast medium and in luminous paints. While the ultimate fate of the various elements has been little studied to date, a large proportion is known to ente
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p53 'master switch' remains top target in gene signaling network controlling cancer suppression“People have always been after the silver bullet against cancer and there are few things that are as relevant across cancer types as p53. Now the question is what is the best approach to harness it,” says senior author Joaquin Espinosa, PhD.
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Researchers discover new targets for approved cancer drugDeveloping new drugs to treat cancer can be a painstaking process taking over a decade from start to Food and Drug Administration approval. Scientists are trying to develop innovative strategies to identify and test new drugs quicker and more efficiently. A team of researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center used cellular drug screening, functional proteomics and computer-based modeling to determine whet
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Tony Abbott dares us to reject evidence on climate, but reveals a coward | Graham Readfearn The former Australian prime minister’s misleading speech to a London thinktank was full of climate denial mythology Tony Abbott titled his London speech on climate change “Daring to Doubt” – a challenge, if you will, to reject mountains of evidence and instead lick your fingers and shove them into the plug socket of denial. Go on, I dare you. Continue reading...
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Photoshop Contest: Porg Edition The Porg chestburster by Reddit user zvoidx on r/PhotoshopBattles (used with permission) The world has seen mere seconds of Star Wars: The Last Jedi ’s porgs, but already they’re a divisive character. Some people love them, others hate them. But no matter where you stand, everybody wants to photoshop them. Yes, this is the internet, so people are going to town on the latest cuddly creature to inv
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Changes in perspective may affect how useful drones really areA recent study finds that users have trouble utilizing images from unmanned aerial systems (UASs), or drones, to find the position of objects on the ground. The finding highlights challenges facing the use of UAS technology for emergency operations and other applications, while offering guidance for future technology and training development.
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Video: How to 'cook' an egg without heat—and other weird egg scienceYou can learn a lot from eggs. The versatile, delicious, humble chicken egg.
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NREL evaluates charging infrastructure needs for growing fleet of electric vehiclesA new study from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) quantifies how much charging infrastructure would be needed in the United States to support various market growth scenarios for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs).
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House-sized asteroid will pass by Earth at just above satellite altitude Nasa says there will be ‘no danger’ when the asteroid 2012 TC4 shaves past Earth at just above the altitude at which most satellites operate on Thursday A house-size asteroid will give Earth a near-miss on Thursday, giving experts a rare chance to rehearse for a real-life strike threat as it passes inside the moon’s orbit. Dubbed 2012 TC4, the space rock will shave past at an altitude of less tha
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Spielberg Can’t See Beyond the Director’s Greatness The myth of Steven Spielberg is the canonical tale of success in the New Hollywood era—a time when a wave of exciting young American filmmakers emerged in the late ’60s and early ’70s, and the old studio system became more freewheeling and director-driven. An admirer of the widescreen epics of yesteryear, Spielberg was compelled to make movies from an early age; he made countless amateur films on
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Changes in perspective may affect how useful drones really areA recent study finds that users have trouble utilizing images from unmanned aerial systems (UASs), or drones, to find the position of objects on the ground. The finding highlights challenges facing the use of UAS technology for emergency operations and other applications, while offering guidance for future technology and training development.
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Mum's immune response could trigger social deficits for kids with autismChildren with autism are more likely to show severe social symptoms if their mother had chronic asthma or allergies while pregnant, the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre reveals today in Molecular Psychiatry.
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New report offers framework for research on organ transplantationThe number of patients in the US awaiting organ transplantation outpaces the amount of transplants performed in the US, and many donated organs are not transplanted each year due to several factors, such as poor organ function, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Increasing the quality and quantity of organs that can be recovered from deceased dono
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Moffitt researchers discover new targets for approved cancer drugDeveloping new drugs to treat cancer can be a painstaking process taking over a decade from start to Food and Drug Administration approval. Scientists are trying to develop innovative strategies to identify and test new drugs quicker and more efficiently. A team of researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center used cellular drug screening, functional proteomics and computer-based modeling to determine whet
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Detecting mental health conditions in women veterans assists in identifying risk for CADWomen Veterans exhibit a high degree of mental health issues that are associated with an increased risk for coronary artery disease (CAD).The study, which appears in the Journal of Women's Health, also found that with each additional mental health condition (depression, anxiety and psychotic disorders), the odds of CAD increase by at least 40 percent.
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How to 'cook' an egg without heat -- and other weird egg science (video)You can learn a lot from eggs. The versatile, delicious, humble chicken egg. You can unlock the secrets of the universe with eggs, or at least a couple of them as they pertain to some DIY chemistry. Learn how with these demos you can try yourself in this video from Reactions: https://youtu.be/1aMzpbqSw9o.
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Call to action on food justice and overcoming disparities in infant nutritionThe 'first food system' in the US, which calls for exclusive feeding of breast milk for an infant's first 6 months followed by the addition of nutritious foods, is fraught with injustices and social and environmental inequities that prevent many infants and caregivers from achieving these goals.
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Antibiotics before low-risk operations do not seem to breed postop antibiotic resistanceSurgical patients who receive antibiotics before certain types of low-risk operations are not at an increased risk for antibiotic-resistant infections immediately after their procedures, according to results from a large-scale study conducted by researchers from Columbia University Medical Center, New York City.
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Seeing the next dimension of computer chipsResearchers used a scanning tunneling microscope to image the side-surfaces of 3-D silicon crystals for the first time. The pictures, captured with atomic-level of resolution, can help semiconductor manufacturers build the next generation of computer chips with three-dimensional features.
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Calorie postings on menus cause more health mentions in online restaurant reviewsA study investigated whether the calorie posting on menus impacts consumer evaluations of the restaurant. The study finds that health mentions about the foods increased significantly in online reviews after calorie posting. The result suggests that calorie posting can not only shift consumers towards healthier alternatives when inside a restaurant, but can also impact other customers reading the r
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Diversity of large animals plays an important role in carbon cycleWith abundant data on plants, large animals and their activity, and carbon soil levels in the Amazon, research suggests that large animal diversity influences carbon stocks and contributes to climate change mitigation.
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Size doesn't matter, at least for hammerheads and swimming performanceDifferent head shapes and different body sizes of hammerhead sharks should result in differences in their swimming performance right? Researchers have conducted the first study to examine the whole body shape and swimming kinematics of two closely related yet very different hammerhead sharks, with some unexpected results.
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Best way to recognize emotions in others: ListenIf you want to know how someone is feeling, it might be better to close your eyes and use your ears: People tend to read others' emotions more accurately when they listen and don't look, according to research.
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Little growth observed in India's methane emissionsMethane is the second most powerful greenhouse gas and concentrations are rising in the atmosphere. Because of its potency and quick decay in the atmosphere, countries have recognized that reduction of methane emissions are a means toward mitigating global warming.
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Illegal use of natural resources in the protected Brazilian Amazon mappedNew research uses law enforcement data collected from 2010 to 2015 to understand the geographical distribution of the illegal use of natural resources across the region's protected area network. In the study, a total of 4,243 reports of illegal use of natural resources were evaluated and mapped. These reports generated US $224.6 million in fines.
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Risk factors for heart health linked to marital ups and downs, at least for menRisk factors for heart health seem to be linked to changes over time in the quality of marital relationships -- at least for men -- finds a study.
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Accidental Dow Jones News Report Claims Google to Buy Apple for $9 Billion The Dow Jones newswire reported some mind-blowing news this morning: Google is acquiring Apple for the relatively paltry price of $9 billion, thanks to an agreement revealed in Steve Jobs’ will. But the news—and the multiple alerts that the newswire blasted out—were bogus. “In a surprise move to anyone who is alive, Google said it’s going to buy Apple for $9 billion,” read a report by Josee Rose.
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Forget about it: A material that mimics the brainEven as the power of our modern computers grows exponentially, biological systems—like our brains—remain the ultimate learning machines. By finding materials that act in ways similar to the mechanisms that biology uses to retain and process information, scientists hope to find clues to help us build smarter computers.
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Breeding salt-tolerant plantsThe quinoa plant might serve as a model for making other crops salt-tolerant. It grows well on saline soils because the excess salt is simply dumped into special bladders on its leaves.
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North Korea Reportedly Hacked US-South Korean War Plans, Including How to Take Down Kim Jong-un Photo: Getty With a top Senate Republican warning that US leadership is edging us toward World War III, it’ll bring no one comfort to learn South Korean authorities believe that hackers working for the government of North Korea managed to steal highly-classified documents that included wartime contingency plans that were drawn up in 2015. Speaking with local media , Rhee Cheol-hee, a South Korean
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Researchers: Chesapeake Bay dead zones biggest since 2014Researchers say the total amount of oxygen-deprived dead zones in Chesapeake Bay this summer was the biggest since 2014.
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