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How Are These Masterfully-Engineered Pop-Up Books Even Possible? GIF You’ve probably never given much thought to the design of a pop-up birthday card after first opening it, but you will after watching this compilation of Peter Dahmen’s creations. He somehow manages to turn sheets of paper into intricately engineered architectural masterpieces. If you opened a birthday card and had one of these designs pop-up in your face, any follow-up gifts would probably be
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Sound of mystery attacks in Cuba released. It’s as obnoxious as you’d expect Enlarge / Personnel gather at the US Embassy in Cuba after the US State Department announced it will cut the embassy’s staff by half in the wake of mysterious health problems. (credit: Getty | Sven Creutzmann/Mambo Photo ) On Thursday, the Associated Press released the first audio recording of the sound that some diplomats say they heard during mystery attacks in Havana, Cuba. Those attacks have
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Sandia's Direct Numerical Simulations enhance combustion efficiency, reduces pollutionSandia researchers use Direct Numerical Simulations to enhance efficiency, reduce pollution in diesel engines.
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Autism often associated with multiple new mutationsMost autism cases are in families with no previous history of the disorder. New mutations, that occur in offspring but not in their parents, might play a role. These mutations have now been found, not just in protein-coding genome areas, but also in regulatory regions. Many are in areas that influence gene activity in the brain's striatum, which coordinates motivation, planning and other aspects o
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Finally! A solution to office thermostat warsA new study published in the Journal of Energy and Buildings proposes a method that simultaneously optimizes individual office workers' productivity and energy consumption costs by automating the control of indoor environmental conditions including air quality, temperature and lighting.
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Livestock grazing management compatible with nesting greater sage-grouseA new study published in the Journal of Wildlife Management looks at whether management of livestock grazing may help protect sagebrush and birds that depend on it.
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Listen to the Sound That US Diplomats Heard When Attacked by a 'Sonic Device' in Cuba GIF Image Source: Getty The steady trickle of information about the strange case of attacks on US diplomats in Cuba through alleged “sonic devices” continues. On Thursday, the Associated Press released what it claims are recordings of the sounds that diplomats heard before experiencing mild brain damage and hearing loss. And you can listen to them! According to multiple reports from the AP and so
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Spacewatch: SpaceX reuses rocket to launch north American satellite Elon Musk’s firm blasts previously flown Falcon 9 first-stage booster into space and recovers it safely back on Earth SpaceX set a brisk pace this week, with two successful launches of the Falcon 9 rocket. The second launch by the company – whose chief executive is its billionaire founder, Elon Musk – re-used a previously flown first stage booster, increasing confidence that SpaceX could deliver
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Microsoft sets up $3.5 million competition for artificial-intelligence startupsMicrosoft is looking for a few good artificial-intelligence startups.
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International team reconstructs nanoscale virus features from correlations of scattered X-raysKey algorithms have been developed which helped scientists achieve a goal first proposed more than 40 years ago -- using angular correlations of X-ray snapshots from non-crystalline molecules to determine the 3-D structure of important biological objects.
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Warming seas could lead to 70 percent increase in hurricane-related financial lossHurricane-related financial loss could increase more than 70 percent by 2100 if oceans warm at the worst-case-scenario rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, according to a new study. The study used a combination of hurricane modeling and information in FEMA's HAZUS database to reach its conclusions.
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3D packaging of DNA regulates cell identityThe ability of a stem cell to differentiate into cardiac muscle (and by extension other cell types) depends on what portions of the genome are available for activation, which is controlled by the location of DNA in a cell's nucleus, new research suggests.
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Like it or not: Broccoli may be good for the gutFor the broccoli haters of the world, researchers may have more bad news: the vegetable may also help promote a healthy gut.
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An evolving sticky situationWhile many animals try to avoid sticky situations, lizards evolved to seek them out. An evolutionary biologist shows how different groups of lizards -- geckos and anoles -- took two completely different evolutionary paths to developing the beneficial trait of sticky toe pads.
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Xbox chief says Sony won’t allow cross-platform Minecraft, probably never will Enlarge (credit: Microsoft ) The release last month of the Better Together update for Minecraft brought together Minecraft players on most of the game's many platforms: the Xbox One, Windows 10, mobile, and VR versions of the game now all use the same engine and can all play together without borders. Servers and content will be accessible from any Better Together platform. Microsoft has also anno
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Advisors to FDA Recommend Approval of Gene Therapy for BlindnessSpark Therapeutics's Luxturna would be the first approved therapy in the U.S. that replaces or repairs a defective gene inherited from one's parents.
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Nietzsche's Top 15 Aphorisms, for Your Next Existential Crisis Nietzsche loved aphorisms, and here we have collected 15 of his greatest hits. Read More
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What Tech Backlash? Google, Facebook Still Rank High in PollsTech giants Google, Facebook and Amazon still viewed favorably by US public, despite concerns they're too big and powerful.
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Lead fishing tackle may be threatening loon populationsA new study published in the Journal of Wildlife Management reveals the devastating effects of lead fishing tackle on loon populations.
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FDA advisers back gene therapy for rare form of blindness Therapy that targets disease-causing mutations could become the first of its kind approved for use in the United States. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22819
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Women Explain Why They Are Boycotting Twitter Photo: Getty On Wednesday night, Rose McGowan’s Twitter account was suspended . McGowan had used the platform as a soapbox to call out sexual harassment in Hollywood, posting a series of tweets about Harvey Weinstein as well as telling Ben Affleck to “fuck off.” Twitter belatedly offered an explanation for the suspension, noting that “[McGowan’s] account was temporarily locked because one of her
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Maybe you shouldn’t vaccinate your kids—maybe equinate them instead Enlarge / Pox. (credit: CDC ) Smallpox is the first and only human disease we have ever successfully eradicated—thanks to the very first vaccine ever developed. It’s quite the medical triumph. The very word “vaccine,” which we use to describe all other forms of protective inoculations, is an homage to the smallpox vaccine. Yet, we don’t know what the vaccine is, exactly. For decades, researchers
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We can finally map the spiral arm on the far side of the galaxyUsing a jet of radio waves, astronomers have begun to map the other side of the Milky Way. Within 10 years we could have a complete map of the entire galaxy
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Gene study shows human skin tone has varied for 900,000 yearsAn analysis of genetic variation and skin pigmentation suggests that some particularly dark skin tones evolved relatively recently from paler genetic variants
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Explaining Tropical Forests' Astonishing Biodiversity Explaining Tropical Forests' Astonishing Biodiversity Flowering throughout the calendar could help tropical trees evade competitors. Yasuni-Forest.jpg Yasuni National Park in Ecuador Image credits: Alan & Flora Botting via Flickr Rights information: CC BY-SA 2.0 Earth Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 16:00 Gabriel Popkin, Contributor (Inside Science) -- For more than a century, a mystery has preoccup
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Amazon will let parents hand over shopping keys to the kidsAmazon says parents can hand over the shopping keys to the kids, though they'll still have the power to put up a red light.
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The Historic Race to the South Pole May Have Been Influenced by a Freak Warm Spell Roald Amundsen’s crew at the South Pole, December 14, 1911. (Image: Roald Amundsen/Public Domain) In 1911, two teams—one from Norway and one from Britain—vied to become the first to reach the South Pole. Led by Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian team won the race, while all five members of Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition perished on the return journey home. New research suggests Amundsen’s
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Ischemic stroke patients not receiving life-saving treatment, study findsIschemic stroke patients who do not receive intravelous (IV) alteplase, a clot-dissolving medication, are significantly less likely to survive, according to researchers.
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A better understanding of space, via helicopterAn algorithm that helps engineers design better helicopters may help astronomers more precisely envision the formation of planets and galaxies. Researchers have created a new model for understanding how black holes, planets, and galaxies emerge from the vortex-rich environments of space.
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Man acquitted of felony charge over Facebook police parody page sues Enlarge / Facebook is a popular social media site you may have heard about. (credit: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images ) A 28-year-old Ohio man is suing police for arresting him and putting him on trial for felony charges in connection to a fake Facebook page he created. The Facebook page mocked the local police department. Anthony Novak alleges federal civil rights violations in the aftermath of his 20
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Researchers make headway in desalination technologyEngineers at the University of Illinois have taken a step forward in developing a saltwater desalination process that is potentially cheaper than reverse osmosis and borrows from battery technology. In their study, the researchers are focusing on new materials that could make desalination of brackish waters economically desirable and energy efficient.
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New protein study broadens knowledge of molecular basis for diseaseScientists at the University of Notre Dame are one step closer to unraveling the mystery of how intrinsically disordered proteins work, according to new research published in Science.
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Amazon's high-end Kindle gets a recharge as e-reader marks 10th yearFor its 10th birthday, Amazon's Kindle is getting a new suit.
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We ate the world’s spiciest chip, cried for 45 minutes, then wrote this article about it Science Here's why humans love pain. Having eaten it, I can honestly say that if it’s not the world’s hottest tortilla chip, I’m afraid of the chip that beats it.
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Surprise! Scientists Discover the Human Brain Has a Lymphatic System. MRIs reveal the human brain has its own lymphatic system after all. Read More
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NASA Satellite Reveals Source of El Niño-Fueled Carbon Dioxide SpikeNASA's OCO-2 satellite observed carbon dioxide response to one of strongest El Niños on record.
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In a first for wearable optics, researchers develop stretchy fiber to capture body motionNew research offers the first demonstration of optical fibers sturdy enough to sense a wide range of human motion.
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Engineers develop a programmable 'camouflaging' material inspired by octopus skinEngineers have invented stretchable surfaces with programmable 3-D texture morphing, a synthetic 'camouflaging skin' inspired by studying and modeling the real thing in octopus and cuttlefish.
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Biology study suggests father's nutrition before sex could contribute to health of babyDoctors long have stressed the importance of good nutrition for expectant mothers. Now biologists say the father's diet, too, could play a similar role in the health of a baby.
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Brain waves reflect different types of learningResearchers have, for the first time, identified neural signatures of explicit and implicit learning.
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Many patent-holders stop looking to East Texas following Supreme Court ruling Enlarge / Documents being hauled into the federal courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware, in 2004. Delaware looks to become the top venue for US patent disputes following the Supreme Court's decision in TC Heartland . (credit: Mike Mergen/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) New lawsuits are down—way down—in the mostly rural district that was once the national hotspot for patent disputes. For several years,
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I Can't Stand Seth MacFarlane But I Like The Orville All images: Michael Becker/FOX I’ve never actually met Seth MacFarlane, so saying I don’t like the guy isn’t a personal dig. I’ve just never been a fan of his style of comedy, especially Family Guy (hate it) and the Ted movies (ugh). And yet somehow I’m enjoying the hell out of The Orville , his new live-action Star Trek homage. The Orville , which airs Thursday nights on Fox, is not quite halfwa
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This $11 Car Charger Monitors Your Car Battery, and Remembers Where You Parked Nonda Car Charger , $11 Nonda’s original Zus smart car charger was a one-of-a-kind device with two very poorly-placed USB ports , but the newly redesigned Quick Charge 2.0 model fixes that fatal flaw for just $11 . That’s a great price for any Quick Charge car charger , but Nonda’s has some features you won’t find anywhere else. Most notably, it connects to your phone over Bluetooth, and every ti
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Archaeologists Might Have Discovered St. Nick’s Remains in a Hidden Tomb Gulp. Is that you, Santa? Read More
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Friday Night Points: Introducing Happy Hour Cubed! At long last, a Happy Hour timed for evenings in the USA! Starting Friday the 13th and continuing every Friday thenceforth, a third and final Happy Hour will reign in the last juicy tidbits of Friday night. HH3 runs from 10 pm to midnight and carries the same bonuses as other weekly HHs. Happy Hour bonuses: Score over 1000 points and win a bonus of 500 points Score over 2500 points and win a bonu
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FDA Panel Endorses Gene Therapy For A Form Of Childhood Blindness After many setbacks for genetic therapies, advisers to the Food and Drug Administration recommended approval of the first gene treatment for an inherited form of blindness. (Image credit: Spark Therapeutics)
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50 years later, the Apollo 11 command module still dazzles Lee Hutchinson HOUSTON—After carrying Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the Moon in 1969, the Apollo 11 command module splashed into the Pacific Ocean. The spacecraft then returned to Houston with the astronauts before embarking on a tour to all 50 states in 1970 and 1971. An estimated three million people visited the spacecraft along the way as it stopped in one city per state,
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There's a New Way to Force Restart on the iPhone 8—Here's How to Do It Gizmodo Apple is quickly moving away from the classic iPhone Home button we all know and love. Last year’s iPhone 7 replaced the physical button with a touchpad and haptic feedback, and the upcoming iPhone X removes it entirely in favor of a futuristic face-scanning camera . Ditching the Home button also means finding a new way to force your iPhone to restart since the old method no longer works.
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Even modest oil exposure can harm coastal and marine birdsMany birds and other wildlife die following an oil spill, but there are also other potential long-terms effects of oil exposure on animals.
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Spotting the spin of the Majorana fermion under the microscopeUsing a new twist on a technique for imaging atomic structures, researchers have detected a unique quantum property of the Majorana fermion, an elusive particle with the potential for use in quantum information systems.
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Baby talk in any language: Shifting the timbre of our voicesWhen talking with their young infants, parents instinctively use 'baby talk,' a unique form of speech including exaggerated pitch contours and short, repetitive phrases. Now, researchers have found another unique feature of the way mothers talk to their babies: they shift the timbre of their voice in a rather specific way. The findings hold true regardless of a mother's native language.
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Opinion: Microbiology Needs More MathEmpirical data and humans' biased interpretations can only get so far in truly understanding life at the micro scale.
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Ægte førerløse biler på vej til CalifornienMyndighederne i Californien vil tillade test af biler helt uden chauffør på offentlig vej. De nye regler forventes at træde i kraft i 2018.
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Memo to Facebook: How to Tell If You’re a Media CompanySheryl Sandberg insists, again, that Facebook is not a media company, despite ample evidence to the contrary.
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Like it or not: Broccoli may be good for the gutFor the broccoli haters of the world, researchers may have more bad news: the vegetable may also help promote a healthy gut.
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Border Patrol tests camera-toting balloonThe U.S. Border Patrol is considering another type of surveillance balloon that can be quickly moved to spot illegal activity, part of an effort to see if more eyes in the sky translate to fewer illegal crossings.
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Equifax takes down web page after new security scare (Update)Equifax said Thursday it took down a web page and began investigating a possible cyber incident, weeks after the credit agency disclosed a breach of personal data affecting some 145 million people.
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Spikes in carbon emissions detected with NASA satelliteData from a circling NASA satellite shows spikes in carbon emissions worldwide, particularly in winter, along with new insights into the rising levels of pollutants that drive global warming, researchers said Thursday.
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Brazil's Deep Cuts To Science Funding Will Lock Country In The Past Scientists worldwide have watched Brazil's budget cuts in shock. We, too, could see trouble ahead if flat U.S. federal spending without additional corporate funding continues, says Marcelo Gleiser. (Image credit: monsitj/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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Tropical tree roots represent an underappreciated carbon poolAsk someone to draw a tree and s/he will invariably draw a trunk and branches—leaving the roots out of the picture. In a unique study of tropical tree roots at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute published in PLOS ONE, roots accounted for almost 30 percent of the total biomass of young trees. The authors hope that future estimates of carbon storage and water-use by tropical forests will in
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Warming seas could lead to 70 percent increase in hurricane-related financial lossIf oceans warm at a rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nation-sponsored group that assesses climate change research and issues periodic reports, expected financial losses caused by hurricanes could increase more than 70 percent by 2100, according to a study just published in the journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure.
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Even modest oil exposure can harm coastal and marine birdsMany birds and other wildlife die following an oil spill, but there are also other potential long-terms effects of oil exposure on animals. In a recent Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry study that examined blood samples from birds present in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and 2011 following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, even birds with small amounts of oil present on their feathers experienced
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Here’s how California plans to regulate driverless cars Enlarge / An Uber driverless Ford Fusion in Pittsburgh in 2016. Cars like this will soon be legal for commercial use in California. (credit: Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images) Car and technology companies are now just a few years—possibly even a few months —away from launching commercial services built around driverless cars. And state regulators are facing pressure to get ready by clarifying th
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Taming the hairy ball: Scientists use mixed reality to explore complex biological networksThey call it the "hairy ball." It's an unflattering name for two-dimensional representations of a complex biological network, a depiction of a system of linkages and connections so complex and dense that "it looks like a big mess," said Dmitry Korkin, PhD, associate professor of computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and director of the university's bioinformatics and computatio
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NASA's GPM finds Ophelia strengthening in Eastern AtlanticHeaviest rainfall in Ophelia was found south of the center by the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core observatory satellite as it passed overhead and analyzed the storm with radar from space.
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3-D packaging of DNA regulates cell identityThe fundamental mechanisms governing how cells form an identity such as becoming a muscle cell or a nerve cell are not fully understood. Multiple diseases, including cancer, have been linked to cells going down the wrong developmental path during maturation. A new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania suggests that the ability of a stem cell to differentiate
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Satellites map photosynthesis at high resolutionLife on Earth is impossible without photosynthesis. It provides food and oxygen to all higher life forms and plays an important role in the climate system, since this process regulates the uptake of carbon dioxide from the Earth's atmosphere and its fixation in biomass. However, quantification of photosynthesis at the ecosystem-to-global scale remains uncertain. Now an international team of scient
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Chemistry provides a new supply of a promising cancer and HIV treatmentSupplies of a promising drug for cancer, HIV and possibly other diseases is dwindling, and scientists have struggled to extract more from the marine creatures who produce it. Now, chemists have a synthetic solution.
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Genes responsible for diversity of human skin colors identifiedA study of diverse African groups by geneticists has identified new genetic variants associated with skin pigmentation. The findings help explain the vast range of skin color on the African continent, shed light on human evolution and inform an understanding of the genetic risk factors for conditions such as skin cancer.
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Laser cavities take on new shapes and functionalitiesResearchers have demonstrated the first laser cavity that can confine and propagate light in any shape imaginable, even pathways with sharp bends and angles. The new cavity, called a topological cavity, could enable laser components to be packed more densely on a chip, leading to higher speed optical communication technologies that can be fabricated in an efficient and scalable manner using photon
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Luring hornets: Scientists unlock sex pheromone of notorious honey bee predatorOver the past decade, Asian hornets, predatory insects with a widespread and expanding population, have invaded parts of Europe and Korea. Vespa velutina has a growing reputation as a species that proliferates rapidly, preys on honey bees and poses risks to humans.
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Team reconstructs nanoscale virus features from correlations of scattered X-raysAs part of an international research team, Jeff Donatelli, Peter Zwart and Kanupriya Pande of the Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications (CAMERA) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) contributed key algorithms which helped achieve a goal first proposed more than 40 years ago - using angular correlations of X-ray snapshots from non-crystalline molecules
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Tropical tree roots represent an underappreciated carbon poolEstimates of the carbon stored by tropical forests rarely take tree roots into consideration. Smithsonian scientists report that almost 30 percent of the total biomass of tropical trees may be in the roots.
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Donald Trump, Dealbreaker Donald Trump styles himself a dealmaker, but so far in his presidency he hasn’t struck many deals on the international stage, besides a multibillion-dollar arms agreement with Saudi Arabia that might not be quite as massive as advertised . Instead, the U.S. leader has consistently assumed the role of dealbreaker— withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate-change accord, exiting the Tran
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Measured distance within the Milky Way gives clues to what our galaxy looks likeAstronomers used an old but challenging technique to directly measure the distance to a star on the opposite side of the galaxy for the first time.
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Paleogenomic analysis sheds light on Easter Island mysteriesNew paleogenomic research appears to rule out the likelihood that inhabitants of Easter Island intermixed with South Americans prior to the arrival of Europeans on the island in 1722.
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Warming seas could lead to 70 percent increase in hurricane-related financial lossHurricane-related financial loss could increase more than 70 percent by 2100 if oceans warm at the worst-case-scenario rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, according to a new study. The study used a combination of hurricane modeling and information in FEMA's HAZUS database to reach its conclusions.
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Scientists Dose "Mini-Brains" with a Psychedelic Drug to Understand How It Works It’s the 1 st observed psychedelic-caused molecular changes inside human neural tissue. Read More
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Cause of cancer form in the liver identifiedResearchers have identified the two genes whose mutation cause a serious cancer form found in the liver. The result sets concrete goals for future treatment of the otherwise incurable disease.
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Devourer of planets? Astronomers dub star 'Kronos''Kronos' is enhanced in metals and other rock-forming elements but not in volatiles, prompting a team of researchers to conclude that it absorbed as much as 15 Earth masses worth of rocky planets. Its twin, 'Krios,' does not show this unusual pattern of enhancement.
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The Battle for Raqqa In 2014, ISIS seized control of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, and it soon became the de facto capital of the ferociously expanding Islamic State. Beginning in 2016, and building on progress made against ISIS in Iraq, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a U.S.-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance, started advancing on Raqqa. This summer, SDF troops supported by U.S. special forces fought their way in
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International team reconstructs nanoscale virus features from correlations of scattered X-raysBerkeley Lab researchers contributed key algorithms which helped scientists achieve a goal first proposed more than 40 years ago -- using angular correlations of X-ray snapshots from non-crystalline molecules to determine the 3-D structure of important biological objects.
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3-D packaging of DNA regulates cell identityA new study suggests that the ability of a stem cell to differentiate into cardiac muscle (and by extension other cell types) depends on what portions of the genome are available for activation, which is controlled by the location of DNA in a cell's nucleus.
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NASA's GPM finds Ophelia strengthening in Eastern AtlanticHeaviest rainfall in Ophelia was found south of the center by the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core observatory satellite as it passed overhead and analyzed the storm with radar from space.
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Even modest oil exposure can harm coastal and marine birdsMany birds and other wildlife die following an oil spill, but there are also other potential long-terms effects of oil exposure on animals.
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USC team finds a potentially better way to treat liver cancerA USC research team has identified how cancer stem cells survive. This finding may one day lead to new therapies for liver cancer. James Ou and his colleagues found that mitophagy, the removal of damaged mitochondria, is a potential therapeutic target. Mitophagy can cause tumors to proliferate. That is because a powerful tumor suppressor called p53 attaches itself to mitochondria. Removing mitocho
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The ghosts of HeLa: How cell line misidentification contaminates the scientific literatureFor decades, immortal cells such as the famous HeLa cells have been contaminating other cell cultures in the lab. As a result, scientific studies about certain cells are actually discussing other cells. Willem Halffman and Serge Horbach, researchers at Radboud University, found more than 30,000 publications on the wrong cells. Scientific journal PLOS ONE will publish the results on Oct. 12.
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Mechanism for precise targeting of the immune response uncoveredThe immune system checks the health of cells of the body by examining a kind of molecular passport. Sometimes cells present the wrong passport, which can lead to autoimmune diseases, chronic inflammations or cancer. Scientists of the Goethe University Frankfurt explain the process how this happens in the new issue of the journal Science.
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New regions of the human genome linked to skin color variation in some African populationsIn the first study of its kind, an international team of genomics researchers have identified new regions of the genome that are associated with skin color variation in some African populations. These newly identified regions include genes that repair DNA damage caused by UV light, are associated with albinism and contribute to the production of a novel lysosomal protein. Lysosomes are sub-cellula
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Spotting the spin of the Majorana fermion under the microscopeUsing a new twist on a technique for imaging atomic structures, researchers at Princeton have detected a unique quantum property of the Majorana fermion, an elusive particle with the potential for use in quantum information systems.
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Chemistry provides a new supply of a promising cancer and HIV treatmentSupplies of a promising drug for cancer, HIV and possibly other diseases is dwindling, and scientists have struggled to extract more from the marine creatures who produce it. Now, chemists have a synthetic solution.
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An understanding of pigmentation that is more than just skin deepIn an effort to better understand genes affecting skin pigmentation, scientists have generated one of the largest and most comprehensive datasets to date -- by sequencing the genomes of 2,092 ethnically and genetically diverse Africans living in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Botswana.
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Material mimics 3-D camouflage abilities of an octopusScientists have created a 2-D material that can morph into a 3-D structure and camouflage with its environment, similar to the camouflage abilities of an octopus and other cephalopods.
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'Seeing' the other side of our galaxyAstronomers have successfully traced a spiral arm on the far side of our Galaxy, an accomplishment that provides new insights into the structure of the Milky Way.
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NASA gains valuable insights into the global carbon cycleFive new studies highlight results from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission, an endeavor to map out the world's carbon cycle from space.
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The sea cucumber genome points to genes for tissue regenerationA new high-definition genome sequence of the sea cucumber provides molecular insights into its ability to regenerate, according to a new study publishing Oct. 12, in the open access journal PLOS Biology by Xiaojun Zhang, Lina Sun, Hongsheng Yang and Jianhai Xiang, of the Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and colleagues.
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VLBA measurement promises complete picture of Milky WayDistance measured out to the far side of our Milky Way means that radio astronomers now can work on producing an accurate map of the full extent of our galaxy's structure for the first time.
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Satellites map photosynthesis at high resolutionLife on Earth is impossible without photosynthesis. It provides food and oxygen to all higher life forms and plays an important role in the climate system, since this process regulates the uptake of carbon dioxide from the Earth's atmosphere and its fixation in biomass. However, quantification of photosynthesis at the ecosystem-to-global scale remains uncertain. Now an international team of scient
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Engineers develop a programmable 'camouflaging' material inspired by octopus skinThis week, engineers at Cornell University report on their invention of stretchable surfaces with programmable 3-D texture morphing, a synthetic 'camouflaging skin' inspired by studying and modeling the real thing in octopus and cuttlefish. The engineers, along with collaborator and cephalopod biologist Roger Hanlon of the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, report on their controllable soft
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Penn-led study identifies genes responsible for diversity of human skin colorsA study of diverse African groups led by University of Pennsylvania geneticists has identified new genetic variants associated with skin pigmentation. The findings help explain the vast range of skin color on the African continent, shed light on human evolution and inform an understanding of the genetic risk factors for conditions such as skin cancer.
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Reengineered immune system cells show early promise against HIVImproving on a previous attempt, scientists have developed a new strategy that could potentially be used to reengineer a patient's own immune system cells to fight HIV. The approach, described in PLOS Pathogens, shows benefit in human cell cultures and in mice.
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Immune reaction to sandfly saliva varies between individuals living in endemic areasThe Phlebotomus papatasi sandfly is responsible for spreading Leishmania throughout the tropics and subtropics. How individuals in areas endemic for Leishmania infection react to sandfly saliva depends on their long-term exposure to the flies, researchers now report PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases TK.
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During El Niño, the tropics emit more carbon dioxideEl Niño increases carbon emissions from the tropics — mimicking future climate change.
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The Ancient Origins of Both Light and Dark Skin Few human traits are more variable, more obvious, and more historically divisive than the color of our skin. And yet, for all its social and scientific importance, we know very little about how our genes influence its pigment. What we do know comes almost entirely from studying people of European descent . To Sarah Tishkoff , a geneticist at the University of Pennsylvania, that’s a ridiculous sta
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Octopus-Inspired Material Can Change Its Texture There’s a famous viral video in which a diver slowly swims up to a clump of rock and seaweed, only for part of that clump to turn white, open its eye, and jet away, squirting ink behind it. Few videos so dramatically illustrate an octopus’s mastery of camouflage. But ignore, if you can, the creature’s color, and focus on its texture . As its skin shifts from mottled brown to spectral white, it al
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How Did UNESCO Get So Politicized? The United States will formally withdraw from UNESCO, the State Department announced Thursday, citing concerns over the UN cultural agency’s perceived anti-Israel bias. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert also cited the U.S.’s mounting dues owed to UNESCO—now over $500 million —as reason for its departure. She said the decision “was not taken lightly” and that the U.S. would continue to o
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China's Most Popular App Apologizes After Translating 'Black Foreigner' as the N-Word Image: WeChat The translation service in China’s biggest messaging app, WeChat, is being retooled after offering a racist slur as a translation for the phrase “black foreigner.” Ann James, a black theater director based in Shanghai, messaged her colleagues in English on Wednesday to say she was running late. When a coworker replied in Chinese, WeChat translated their message into English as “The
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Watch this cuttlefish-inspired ‘skin’ morph into a 3-D shapeNew silicone material mimics cephalopod shape-shifting for quick camouflage.
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Whole genome sequencing identifies new genetic signature for autismAn analysis of the complete genomes of 2,064 people reveals that multiple genetic variations could contribute to autism. The work suggests that scanning whole genomes may one day be useful for clinical diagnostics.
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Brain stimulation can improve athletic performanceResearch into the effects of brain stimulation on athletes' performance has demonstrated that it is an effective way to improve endurance. The findings are expected to advance understanding of the brain's role in endurance exercise, how it can alter the physical limits of performance in healthy people and add evidence to the debate on the use of legal methods to enhance performance in competition.
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Don't dispense of cannabis dispensaries, caution researchersResearchers are cautioning policy makers not to alter a cannabis distribution system that -- while not legal yet -- works well. They say store-front dispensaries -- often under fire by law enforcement and city governments -- are a tried and true method of selling cannabis.
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Watching plant photosynthesis... from spaceUniversity of Sydney and NASA researchers have developed a revolutionary new technique to image plant photosynthesis using satellite-based remote-sensing, with potential applications in climate change monitoring.
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The ghosts of HeLa: How cell line misidentification contaminates the scientific literatureFor decades, immortal cells such as the famous HeLa cells have been contaminating other cell cultures in the lab. As a result, scientific studies about certain cells are actually discussing other cells. Willem Halffman and Serge Horbach, researchers at Radboud University, found more than 30,000 publications on the wrong cells. Scientific journal PLOS ONE will publish the results on 12 October.
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VLBA measurement promises complete picture of Milky WayAstronomers using the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) have directly measured the distance to a star-forming region on the opposite side of our Milky Way Galaxy from the Sun. Their achievement nearly doubles the previous record for distance measurement within our Galaxy.
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Laser cavities take on new shapes and functionalitiesResearchers have demonstrated the first laser cavity that can confine and propagate light in any shape imaginable, even pathways with sharp bends and angles. The new cavity, called a topological cavity, could enable laser components to be packed more densely on a chip, leading to higher speed optical communication technologies that can be fabricated in an efficient and scalable manner using photon
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Satellites map photosynthesis at high resolutionLife on Earth is impossible without photosynthesis. It provides food and oxygen to all higher life forms and plays an important role in the climate system, regulating the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the Earth's atmosphere and its fixation in biomass. However, quantification of photosynthesis at the ecosystem-to-global scale remains uncertain.
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Spotting the spin of the Majorana fermion under the microscopeResearchers at Princeton University have detected a unique quantum property of an elusive particle notable for behaving simultaneously like matter and antimatter. The particle, known as the Majorana fermion, is prized by researchers for its potential to open the doors to new quantum computing possibilities.
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Chemistry provides a new supply of a promising cancer and HIV treatmentA drug isolated from a marine pest holds promise for treating some of the world's nastiest diseases, and researchers would love to find out just how effective it is - if only they could get their hands on more. As it stands, the world's supply of the chemical is down to about half of what it was in the 1990s, and it is hard to extract in sufficient quantities from the feathery sea creatures that p
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The sea cucumber genome points to genes for tissue regenerationA new high-definition genome sequence of the sea cucumber provides molecular insights into its ability to regenerate, according to a new study publishing 12 October in the open access journal PLOS Biology by Xiaojun Zhang, Lina Sun, Hongsheng Yang and Jianhai Xiang, of the Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and colleagues. The genome sequence also helps explain why the sea cucum
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Engineers develop a programmable 'camouflaging' material inspired by octopus skinFor the octopus and cuttlefish, instantaneously changing their skin color and pattern to disappear into the environment is just part of their camouflage prowess. These animals can also swiftly and reversibly morph their skin into a textured, 3D surface, giving the animal a ragged outline that mimics seaweed, coral, or other objects it detects and uses for camouflage.
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Matter: Genes for Skin Color Rebut Dated Notions of Race, Researchers SayHumans have long shared a genetic palette for skin pigmentation, slightly tweaked by evolution, scientists report.
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Luring hornets: Scientists unlock sex pheromone of notorious honey bee predatorBiologists have developed a solution for controlling the invasive Asian hornet Vespa velutina based on the insect's natural chemical mating instincts. They deciphered the sex pheromone of the insect and devised a method of luring males into traps baited with synthesized versions of the pheromones. Vespa velutina has recently spread its presence with invasions in Europe and Korea, posing risks to h
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A star that devoured its own planetsA devourer of worlds lurks around 350 light-years away. According to a recent study comparing the chemical composition of a pair of sunlike stars, one of the stars has consumed the rocky equivalent of 15 Earths.
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What Cordcutter TV Service Should You Get? Photo: With Associates/ Flickr Cord-cutting has always been the promise of streaming video, and we’re finally getting to the point where streaming the boobtube is better than paying for a cable subscription. Indeed, according to a recent report, 61 percent of young adults use streaming as their primary method of watching TV. But with the proliferation of pay services in recent years, picking whic
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Pakistan's Gesture Is Less Than Meets the Eye In 2012, Caitlan Coleman, a native of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, and her Canadian husband, Josh Boyle, were in Afghanistan’s Wardak Province as part of an adventure trip through Russia and Central Asia. Coleman was several months pregnant at the time. The couple was captured by the militant Haqqani network and was seen over the years in two videos, along with two of the children they had in capt
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Astronomers discover unusual spindle-like galaxiesGalaxies are majestic, rotating wheels of stars? Not in the case of the spindle-like galaxies studied by Athanasia Tsatsi (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy) and her colleagues. Using the CALIFA survey, the astronomers found that these slender galaxies, which rotate along their longest axis, are much more common than previously thought. The new data allowed the astronomers to create a model for h
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Overcoming roadblocks, bitcoin takes flight againBitcoin may be in for a sustained record run as it overcomes key obstacles, experts said Thursday after the cryptocurrency set a new record high.
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Rough microparticles can cause big problemsResearch finds the surface texture of microparticles in a liquid suspension can cause internal friction that significantly alters the suspension's viscosity -- effectively making the liquid thicker or thinner. The finding can help address problems for companies in fields from biopharmaceuticals to chemical manufacturing.
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A better understanding of space -- via helicopterAn algorithm that helps engineers design better helicopters may help astronomers more precisely envision the formation of planets and galaxies. Yale researchers Darryl Seligman and Greg Laughlin have created a new model for understanding how black holes, planets, and galaxies emerge from the vortex-rich environments of space.
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Smart Move? What Trump's IQ Contest Would Really ShowAfter Secretary of State Rex Tillerson allegedly called President Donald Trump a moron back in July, the president boasted that he would score higher on an IQ test than Tillerson. But that may not mean as much as the president would like to think.
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Microsoft and Amazon Take On Google in the AI Cloud
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The U.K. Makes a Big Push to Cut Its Emissions
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Medicinrådet siger nej til behandling af uhelbredeligt syge børnPrisen på det banebrydende lægemiddel Spinraza er urimelig høj, og Medicinrådet vil derfor ikke anbefale det som standardbehandling til børn med den sjældne muskelsvindsygdom spinal muskelatrofi.
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The government wants a Brexit deal on science and research, says Jo Johnson Universities urged to help the UK weather the post-Brexit economy through EU science collaborations and new incentives to commercialise their research Jo Johnson, the universities minister, said the government wanted to secure “an ambitious agreement” with the EU to safeguard Britain’s science and innovation, and pledged to allow British universities to continue close research collaboration with
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There'll Be Something in Your Eye as You Watch These Kids Experience Zero-Gravity GIF So far, 2017 hasn’t exactly been a great year, but if you look hard enough, you’ll find the world is still filled with wonderful things. In August, eight children living with disabilities were given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience zero gravity . Before watching, you’ll probably want to reach for a tissue. The experience was made possible by the European Space Agency, and Novesp
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JPMorgan open to digital money if regulatedJPMorgan Chase is "very open minded" on the future potential use of digital currencies if they are properly regulated, the bank's chief financial officer said Thursday.
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Economics and Politics: Depressing, Right? Not So, Say Young People When asked if they had "many opportunities" to find success in their careers, 70% of the young people surveyed said "yes". Read More
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European drug regulation at risk of stalling as agency prepares to leave London Post-Brexit plans to relocate the European Medicines Agency could trigger severe staff losses, its head has warned. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22817
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European Medicines Agency chief raises alarm at forced relocation Guido Rasi says that ensuring the safety of drugs could be compromised. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22818
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Using Facebook data as a real-time censusDetermining how many people live in Seattle, perhaps of a certain age, perhaps from a specific country, is the sort of question that finds its answer in the census, a massive data dump for places across the country.
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India's TCS profits fall amid weak growth in retail, bankingIndia's largest IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services blamed a two percent fall in quarterly earnings Thursday on muted growth in the retail and banking sectors, two of its largest revenue drivers.
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Combination of El Nino and 2016 Ecuador earthquake likely worsened Zika outbreakA Zika virus outbreak in coastal Ecuador in 2016 was likely worsened by a strong El Niño and a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck the region in April, according to a new study.
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Comcast found a way to raise other cable companies’ prices, rivals say (credit: Comcast) Comcast is increasingly making demands in TV programming contract negotiations that would force its smaller rivals to raise their minimum cable TV prices, a lobby group for small cable companies told the Federal Communications Commission yesterday. The American Cable Association (ACA), which represents nearly 800 small and medium-sized cable operators, asked the FCC to investiga
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Cause of cancer form in the liver identifiedIn a new study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have identified the two genes whose mutation cause a serious cancer form found in the liver. The result sets concrete goals for future treatment of the otherwise incurable disease.
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Workers at smaller companies less likely to be screened for cancerA new study by American Cancer Society investigators finds workers at organizations with fewer than 25 employees are less likely to have been screened for three cancers, as were people working in certain occupations.
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Brain waves reflect different types of learningFor the first time, researchers have identified neural signatures of explicit and implicit learning.
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How switches work in bacteriaMany bacteria have molecular control elements, via which they can switch on and off genes. These riboswitches also open up new options in the development of antibiotics or for the detection and decomposition of environmental toxins. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Heidelberg University, and Freie Universität Berlin have now used light optical microscopy of single molecules
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Interdisciplinary approaches to wildlife trade managementThe BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences.
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Using Facebook data as a real-time censusA University of Washington study is believed to be the first to demonstrate how present-day migration statistics can be obtained by compiling the same data that advertisers use to target their audience on Facebook, and by combining that source with information from the Census Bureau.
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Researchers find mechanism involved in novel drug design with potential to treat tuberculosisPortuguese researchers successfully used a pioneer method to chemically modify a protein's components with potential medical applications and an impact in the fight against tuberculosis.
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Penn researchers drill down into gene behind frontotemporal lobar degenerationa new study published online this week in the American Journal of Human Genetics from Penn researchers helps answer that question by uncovering the mechanisms of the genetic mutations, or variants, associated with the gene.
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Scientists pinpoint surprising origin of melanomaLed by Jean-Christophe Marine (VIB-KU Leuven), a team of researchers has tracked down the cellular origin of cutaneous melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. The team was surprised to observe that these very aggressive tumors arise from mature, pigment-producing cells called melanocytes. As melanoma develops, these cells are eventually reprogrammed, lose their differentiated features and bec
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Cell contacts in embryonic development determine cellular fateThe average human consists of about 37.2 trillion cells. But not all cells are created equal: while muscle cells contain the molecular machinery to contract and relax your muscles, some neurons send meter-long axons from the spinal cord to the tip of your toes, and red blood cells bind oxygen and transport it around the body. How does a cell 'know' which function to fulfill?
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Halting liver cancer with a sugar look-a-likeResearchers at the RIKEN Global Research Cluster in Japan have discovered a way to prevent the spread of cancer in the liver. Published in the journal Cell Chemical Biology, the study details how treatment with a modified fucose sugar can disrupt a biological pathway, which in turn blocks hepatoma -- cancer cells in the liver -- from invading healthy liver cells.
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Paleogenomic analysis sheds light on Easter Island mysteriesNew paleogenomic research conducted by an international team led by UC Santa Cruz appears to rule out the likelihood that inhabitants of Easter Island intermixed with South Americans prior to the arrival of Europeans on the island in 1722.
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Study finds new feature of 'baby talk' in any languageWhen talking with their young infants, parents instinctively use 'baby talk,' a unique form of speech including exaggerated pitch contours and short, repetitive phrases. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology on Oct. 12 have found another unique feature of the way mothers talk to their babies: they shift the timbre of their voice in a rather specific way. The findings hold true regardless o
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No trace of early contact between Rapanui and South Americans in ancient DNARapa Nui (Easter Island, Chile) has long been a source of intrigue and mystery. How did such a small community of people build so many impressively large statues? And what happened to cause that community to collapse? Researchers have also been curious about what kind of contact Rapa Nui's inhabitants might have had with South Americans prior to the arrival of Europeans. Earlier evidence seemed to
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Newfoundland populated multiple times by distinct groups, DNA evidence showsResearchers who've examined genetic evidence from mitochondrial DNA provide evidence that two groups of indigenous people in Canada, known as the Maritime Archaic and Beothuk, brought different matrilines to the island, adding further support to the notion that those groups had distinct population histories. The findings are published in Current Biology on Oct. 12.
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Uncovering the sound of 'motherese,' baby talk across languagesWhen using the special communication mode known as baby talk or 'motherese,' mothers change their vocal timbre in quantifiable ways, say Princeton researchers who identified the timbre shift and trained a computer to identify baby talk with only a one-second audio clip.
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Long Sleeves on Doctors' White Coats May Spread GermsDoctors may want to roll up their sleeves before work, literally.
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The 11 Best Tiny Houses You Can Buy on Amazon All images: Amazon Did you know that you can buy everything on Amazon? Medical devices, snack foods, designer clothing, books, pet supplies, art, and—you’re never gonna guess this one—buildings! One Amazon listing in particular has been floating around the internet this week. It’s described as a “Pre-fabricated Tiny Home,” though some might identify the structure as a shipping container filled wi
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Geologic evidence is the forerunner of ominous prospects for a warming EarthWhile strong seasonal hurricanes have devastated many of the Caribbean and Bahamian islands this year, geologic studies on several of these islands illustrate that more extreme conditions existed in the past. A new analysis shows that the limestone islands of the Bahamas and Bermuda experienced climate changes that were even more extreme than historical events.
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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.
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Pumas found to exhibit behaviors like social animalsPumas, long known as solitary carnivores, are more social than previously thought, according to a new study. The findings provide the first evidence of complex social strategies in any solitary carnivore -- and may have implications for multiple species, including other wild cats around the world.
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Pioneering discovery of an odor-detecting receptor enhancerScientists have identified a regulatory sequence that turns gene expression on, or simply an enhancer, for odor-detecting receptors, which form one of the largest gene clusters in the mouse genome. This was done using a combination of research methods, including the CRISPR-Cas9 system, which is a genome editing technique, the Bacillus subtilis synthetic genome vector system, which is a cloning sys
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Treacherous correlation in the brain from smokingOut with the cigarette pack, put a cigarette in the mouth and light up. That is a well-known action for a smoker and, at the same time, behavior which has a stronger connection to actual drug dependency than was previously believed, research has now revealed.
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Sleep on your side, not your back in late pregnancyA pregnant mother sleeping on her back during late pregnancy may cause problems for the fetus, according to new research. This is the first study to monitor unborn babies overnight and at the same time record the mother's position during sleep.
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Reducing racial bias in childrenAn international team of researchers suggests that one way to reduce implicit racial bias in young children is by teaching them to distinguish among faces of a different race and identify them as individuals.
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One if by editing, two if by roadblock: Human protein fights HIV as monomer and dimerFifteen years ago, a class of proteins was discovered, which give humans innate immunity to HIV-1. Unfortunately, HIV-1 is a smart virus and has evolved to battle these proteins. Northeastern researchers, with help from their collaborators, have been studying these proteins for several years to help further understand their function and mechanisms in the hopes to be better prepared against HIV-1.
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An evolving sticky situationWhile many animals try to avoid sticky situations, lizards evolved to seek them out.
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NIST urges caution in use of courtroom evidence presentation methodTwo experts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are calling into question a method of presenting evidence in courtrooms, arguing that it risks allowing personal preference to creep into expert testimony and potentially distorts evidence for a jury.
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Devourer of planets? Researchers dub star 'Kronos'In mythology, the Titan Kronos devoured his children, including Poseidon (better known as the planet Neptune), Hades (Pluto) and three daughters.
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Captive Orca Whales Are So Bored They're Destroying Their Teeth Image Courtesy University of Otago An investigation into the oral health of captive orca whales is raising serious concerns about the health and welfare of these majestic creatures. Out of boredom and frustration, many of the whales turn to chewing on concrete and steel tank surfaces, causing wear and tear that leads to further problems. An international team of researchers has completed the firs
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How Bullpens Took Over Baseball’s Postseason The most striking trend of the 2017 Major League Baseball postseason was established minutes into the very first game. With three runs in and only one out recorded in the first inning of the American League Wild Card game, the Yankees manager Joe Girardi pulled ace starting pitcher Luis Severino from the mound, commencing a parade of relief pitchers. In the bottom of the third inning, the Twins m
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What Facebook Did to American Democracy In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after. Things we thought we understood—narratives, data, software, news events—have had to be reinterpreted in light of Donald Trump’s surprising win as well as the continuing questions about the role that misinformation and disinformation played in his election. Tech jour
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From Girl Scout to Girl Scouts' CEO Anna Maria Chávez joined her local Girl Scout troop in Arizona when she was 10 years old. In her 40s, she would return to the Girl Scouts to begin her tenure as the first woman of color to lead the 105-year-old nonprofit. That was after she graduated from Yale and the University of Arizona’s law school, and after she worked as a lawyer in the Clinton White House and as the director of intergovern
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Puerto Rico's Recovery Is More Uncertain Than Ever Updated at 12:20 p.m. ET SAN JUAN, P.R.—The Luis Muñoz Marín Airport here is bustling even in the earliest hours of the morning. People wheel around elderly relatives in need of dialysis, hoping to get a spot on flights that have been overbooked, even though many airlines have resumed full menus of flights to the mainland. Several other people are visitors with no intent at all of flying out—it’s
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Coochy coo: why baby talk is more sophisticated than you might think Research reveals subtle changes in sound patterns help babies recognise the voice of their mothers Cooing to an infant might not seem like sophisticated speech, but it turns out that baby talk is more complex than previously thought. While it has long been known the pitch and rhythm of speech changes when mothers talk to their babies, researchers have now found the timbre of their voice changes t
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Ischemic stroke patients not receiving life-saving treatment, study findsIschemic stroke patients who do not receive intravelous (IV) alteplase, a clot-dissolving medication, are significantly less likely to survive, according to researchers at Georgia State University.
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NIST urges caution in use of courtroom evidence presentation methodTwo experts are calling into question a shorthand method of presenting forensic evidence in courtrooms, arguing that it risks allowing personal preference to creep into expert testimony and potentially distorts evidence for a jury.
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Combination of El Niño and 2016 Ecuador earthquake likely worsened Zika outbreakCombination of El Niño and 2016 Ecuador earthquake likely worsened Zika outbreak
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Brain stimulation can improve athletic performanceBrain stimulation can improve athletic performanceResearch by the University of Kent into the effects of brain stimulation on athletes' performance has demonstrated that it is an effective way to improve endurance. The findings are expected to advance understanding of the brain's role in endurance exercise, how it can alter the physical limits of performance in healthy people and add evidence to t
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One if by editing, two if by roadblock: Human protein fights HIV as monomer and dimerResearch recently published in Nature Communications examines on the capabilities of a human protein that inhibits HIV-1, APOBEC3G (A3G). The paper highlights the work of Northeastern Physics Professor and Chair Mark Williams, postdoctoral researcher Mike Morse, Professor Linda Chelico, University of Saskatchewan in Canada, and Ioulia Rouzina, Ohio State University.
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Alibaba Aims to “Master the Laws” of AI and Put Virtual Helpers EverywhereCTO of the e-commerce giant says its new $15 billion research academy will explore AI, fintech, and quantum computing.
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Facebook på vej med helt trådløs virtual realityLedninger er et problem, når man har et sæt VR-briller på og ikke kan se sine omgivelser. Men en løsning er nu lige på trapperne.
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Paleogenomic analysis sheds light on Easter Island mysteriesEaster Island is a place of mystery that has captured the public imagination. Famous for ancient carved statues and a location so remote it boggles the mind, the island presents a captivating puzzle for researchers eager to understand how and when it became inhabited, and by whom.
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Newfoundland populated multiple times by distinct groups, DNA evidence showsIndigenous people have been on the far northeastern edge of Canada for most of the last 10,000 years, moving in shortly after the ice retreated from the Last Glacial Maximum. Archaeological evidence suggests that people with distinct cultural traditions inhabited the region at least three different times with a possible hiatus for a period between 2,000 and 3,000 years ago.
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Study finds new feature of 'baby talk' in any languageAround the world, mothers speak differently to their children than they do to other adults—and Princeton researchers have found a new way to quantify that vocal shift.
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Cell contacts in embryonic development determine cellular fateThe average human has about 37.2 trillion cells. But cells are differentiated for thousands of different functions. How does a cell 'know' which function to fulfill? In a paper published today in Developmental Cell, the group of Carl-Philipp Heisenberg at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), including first author and Ph.D. student Vanessa Barone, sheds light on how a cel
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Blind cave fish lost eyes by unexpected evolutionary processThe discovery that a cavefish might have lost its sight because key eye genes were switched off via epigenetics, rather than mutation, will fuel an evolutionary debate
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Perfectly preserved fossil salamander even has last meal in gutA fossil salamander that lived at least 34 million years ago is in such good condition that the remains of a frog it ate are still in its digestive tract
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Thursday's Top Deals: Fitness Gold Box, Raspberry Pi, Black & Decker Tool Kit, and More Work up a sweat with deals on a fitness gold box , T ile combo pack , Black & Decker tool kit , and a ton more! Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Tile Combo Pack , $65 Tile is the ultimate device for anyone who can’t stop losing their things, and you can get four Tiles (in two different designs) for $65 today , an all-time low. Advertisement Yo
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Reconstructing Cassini's plunge into SaturnAs NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its fateful dive into the upper atmosphere of Saturn on Sept. 15, the spacecraft was live-streaming data from eight of its science instruments, along with readings from a variety of engineering systems. While analysis of science data from the final plunge will take some time, Cassini engineers already have a pretty clear understanding of how the spacecraft itself
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New drug hope for rare bone cancer patientsPatients with a rare bone cancer of the skull and spine -- chordoma -- could be helped by existing drugs, suggest scientists. In the largest genomics study of chordoma to date, scientists show that a group of chordoma patients have mutations in genes that are the target of existing drugs, known as PI3K inhibitors.
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Electric cars can become more eco-friendly through life cycle assessmentIt is time to stop discussing whether electric cars are good or bad. Instead industry, authorities and policy-makers need to work together to make them as eco-friendly as possible. One researcher now provides concrete advice and tools showing how life cycle assessment can assist in the development of electric cars.
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Chemists use modified DNA nucleotides to create new materialsChemists have demonstrate that they can repurpose DNA to create new substances with possible medical applications.
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Map of the gut's microbial landscapeScientists have 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 different bacterial members.
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Doubt cast on warming implications of brown carbon aerosol from wildfiresAs devastating wildfires rage in California wine country, a team of environmental engineers have made a new discovery about wildfire smoke, and its effect on the atmosphere.
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Psychologists give new insight into the nature of psychosisPsychologists challenged common wisdom about the nature of mental illness.
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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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Inferno Down Below: Satellites Reveal Burning California WildfiresAn animation of satellite images shows plumes of dense, gray smoke rising from wildfires burning in multiple locations in California.
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Devourer of planets? Princeton researchers dub star 'Kronos''Kronos' is enhanced in metals and other rock-forming elements but not in volatiles, prompting a team of Princeton researchers to conclude that it absorbed as much as 15 Earth masses worth of rocky planets. Its twin, 'Krios,' does not show this unusual pattern of enhancement.
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An evolving sticky situationWhile many animals try to avoid sticky situations, lizards evolved to seek them out. Travis Hagey, Michigan State University evolutionary biologist, shows how different groups of lizards -- geckos and anoles -- took two completely different evolutionary paths to developing the beneficial trait of sticky toe pads.
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CU Anschutz researchers say climate change may accelerate infectious disease outbreaksAside from inflicting devastating natural disasters on often vulnerable communities, climate change can also spur outbreaks of infectious diseases like Zika , malaria and dengue fever, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
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Whole genome sequencing identifies new genetic signature for autismAn analysis of the complete genomes of 2,064 people reveals that multiple genetic variations could contribute to autism. The work suggests that scanning whole genomes may one day be useful for clinical diagnostics.
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The Customer Engagement RevolutionGreat experiences require a new approach to data management.
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New technique scours the genome for genes that combat diseaseUsing a modified version of the CRISPR genome editing system, researchers have developed a new way to screen for genes that protect against specific diseases. They used this system to turn on randomly chosen genes in many different cells, allowing them to identify genes that protect cells from a protein associated with Parkinson's disease.
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Dark side of coffee cultivation in UgandaNew research explores unequal exchange in the coffee industry. Researchers cite 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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The Secret Social Life of a Solitary PumaHidden cameras caught these cats sharing prey with their neighbors, suggesting pumas have a more complex society than previously believed. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Cancer "Moon Shot" Effort Nets New Funds with NIH–Pharma PartnershipThe $215-million infusion will support immunotherapy work -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What Happens If Trump Doesn't Certify the Iran Deal? Earlier this month, two U.S. senators gave starkly different speeches one day and one mile apart in Washington, D.C. In an address to the Council on Foreign Relations, the Arkansas Republican Tom Cotton outlined how Donald Trump could begin rectifying the “dumbest and most dangerous” deal in American history, in which Barack Obama had placed the revolutionary zealots in Tehran on a path to a nucl
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The Math Behind Gerrymandering and Wasted Votes Imagine fighting a war on 10 battlefields. You and your opponent each have 200 soldiers, and your aim is to win as many battles as possible. How would you deploy your troops? If you spread them out evenly, sending 20 to each battlefield, your opponent could concentrate their own troops and easily win a majority of the fights. You could try to overwhelm several locations yourself, but there’s no g
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How real estate agents contribute to segregation Real estate agents in New York tend to work in white and Asian neighborhoods, in addition to neighborhoods with higher home values, according to new research. The researchers used data from the 2014 American Community Survey and from the New York State Department of State to investigate the ways real estate agents produce housing inequality. The study also included interviews with 45 real estate
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Drone Video Shows Postal Worker Still Delivering Mail in Neighborhood Ravaged by Wildfire GIF GIF Source: Douglas Thron Wildfires have consumed over 170,000 acres in California since Sunday and thousands have taken refuge in shelters as their homes have burned. But for the United States Postal Service, the deliveries must go on. In a devastated neighborhood in Santa Rosa, a professional drone cinematographer caught this astonishing footage of one mail carrier’s surreal shift. Douglas
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Rainfall trends in arid regions buck commonly held climate change theoriesTo explore the links between climatic warming and rainfall in drylands, scientists from the Universities of Cardiff and Bristol analysed more than 50 years of detailed rainfall data (measured every minute) from a semi-arid drainage basin in south east Arizona exhibiting an upward trend in temperatures during that period.
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Study finds cold therapy may be effective at controlling cancer treatment side effectsA new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds that cryotherapy, specifically having chemotherapy patients wear frozen gloves and socks for 90-minute periods, is useful for preventing symptoms of neuropathy.
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New technique scours the genome for genes that combat diseaseUsing a modified version of the CRISPR genome editing system, MIT researchers have developed a new way to screen for genes that protect against specific diseases. They used this system to turn on randomly chosen genes in many different cells, allowing them to identify genes that protect cells from a protein associated with Parkinson's disease.
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Johns Hopkins scientists help show links between genes, body tissuesA research team is assessing how a person's genetic profile affects his body. The results could help show how individual genetic differences contribute to disease and guide treatments for heritable disorders such as Alzheimer's, high cholesterol or Type 1 diabetes.
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Immune response to ovarian cancer may predict survival, Mayo-led study findsA group of international cancer researchers led by investigators from Mayo Clinic and University of New South Wales Sydney has found that the level of a type of white blood cell, called tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, present in the tumors of patients with high-grade ovarian cancer may predict a patient's survival.
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A liquid biopsy for retinoblastomaA recent study by a team of investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Keck Medicine of USC, provides proof of concept for a safe and effective way to derive genetic information from a retinoblastoma tumor.
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Cleveland Clinic researchers reveal biomarker for guiding prostate cancer treatmentBack-to-back discoveries from Cleveland Clinic demonstrate for the first time how a testosterone-related genetic abnormality can help predict individual patient responses to specific prostate cancer therapies. The studies, published in the Oct. 12 issue of JAMA Oncology, suggest that men who inherit this variant would benefit from a personalized treatment plan that targets specific hormonal pathwa
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Vermont sees modern-day record for bald eagle reproductionVermont biologists say the number of bald eagles that successfully nested in the state set a modern-day record this year.
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Target joins other retailers in offering voice shoppingTarget is jumping into voice-activated shopping as it deepens its relationship with Google, offering thousands of items found in the store except for perishables like fruit and milk.
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Poll: Americans blame wild weather on global warmingAfter hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria blitzed the nation, most Americans think weather disasters are getting more severe and see global warming's fingerprints.
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Norway seeks 'Tesla tax' on electric carsNorway, a world leader of zero-emission vehicles, on Thursday proposed a "Tesla tax" aimed at cutting a tax advantage granted to large electric cars in a heavily criticised move.
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Facebook supports full disclosure on Russia-backed ads: SandbergFacebook's number two executive Sheryl Sandberg said Thursday the company supports the decision to release the contents and targets of Russia-backed political ads on the social network in the 2016 election.
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Scientists See Climate Change in California's WildfiresStrong winds and months of record-high temperatures have fueled the destructive fires -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Carbon dioxide levels lower than thought during super greenhouse periodConcentration of carbon dioxide during an intense period of global warmth may have been as low as half the level previously suggested by scientists, according to a new Dartmouth College study.
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A new miniature solution for storing renewable energyScientists have long searched for the next generation of materials that can catalyze a revolution in renewable energy harvesting and storage.
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Team identifies universality and specificity in protein motionsAlthough proteins have very different function functions, or specialties, in living cells, they share the general characteristics—the same universality—in their motions, say University of Oregon scientists.
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Overborgmester: Dieselforbud skal ikke ramme socialt skævtHovedstadens overborgmester vælger socialpolitik frem for konkrete beregninger af luftforurening, når det kommer til forslag til forbedring af byens luftkvalitet.
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3 fears about screen time for kids -- and why they're not true | Sara DeWittWe check our phones upwards of 50 times per day -- but when our kids play around with them, we get nervous. Are screens ruining childhood? Not according to children's media expert Sara DeWitt. In a talk that may make you feel a bit less guilty about handing a tablet to a child while you make dinner, DeWitt envisions a future where we're excited to see kids interacting with screens and shows us exc
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People Like Government "Nudges," Study SaysMajority is comfortable with gentle behavioral modification -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Study shows how rough microparticles can cause big problemsResearch finds the surface texture of microparticles in a liquid suspension can cause internal friction that significantly alters the suspension's viscosity -- effectively making the liquid thicker or thinner. The finding can help address problems for companies in fields from biopharmaceuticals to chemical manufacturing.
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Calcium in the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis: EMAS Clinical GuideOsteoporosis is common and affects 1 in 3 women. Calcium is vital for strong healthy bones and worldwide scientific societies have issued guidance about the daily requirements from childhood to old age. The European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) has issued a new clinical guide with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of calcium in lowering the risk of osteoporosis.
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Uncovering origins of developmental brain disorders could eventually help treat seizuresNew research discoveries in the development of brain disorders could pave the way to new therapies for treating seizures, and even some children with autism, says a leading oncologist and researcher at the University of Alberta.
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Air pollution blamed for 500,000 early deaths in Europe in 2014The biggest source of harm was particulate matter from domestic stoves, but nitrogen dioxide from cars is also linked to many premature deaths
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One Australian island has a bold plan to annihilate all its rats Animals Native species could resurge once the rodents are gone. Next winter—that’s around June in Australia—they'll send helicopters to drop cereal filled with the poison Brodifacoum.
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Why Bureaucrats Don't Seem to Care In 1987, the software company Infocom released Bureaucracy, a text-based game scripted by Douglas Adams, the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy . Imagine you’ve just landed a great new job and are about to be sent to Paris for a training seminar and vacation. “What could possibly go wrong?,” the brochure accompanying the game asks. “The answer, of course, is everything.” It all starts
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Scorpions target their venomIn the first study of its kind, scientists have shown scorpions can fine-tune their venom to suit different predators and prey.
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Virtual humans work better than current ways to identify post-traumatic stress in soldiersResearchers find that soldiers are more likely to open up about post-traumatic stress when interviewed by a virtual interviewer, reports a new study. Virtual interviewers can combine the rapport-building skills of human interviewers with feelings safety provided by anonymous surveys to help soldiers to reveal more about their mental health symptoms.
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Genes critical for hearing identifiedFifty-two previously unidentified genes that are critical for hearing have been found by testing over 3,000 mouse genes. The newly discovered genes will provide insights into the causes of hearing loss in humans, say scientists. The study tested 3,006 strains of 'knock-out' mice for signs of hearing loss.
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New threat to the ozone layer'Ozone depletion is a well-known phenomenon and, thanks to the success of the Montreal Protocol, is widely perceived as a problem solved,' say some. But an international team of researchers, has now found an unexpected, growing danger to the ozone layer from substances not regulated by the treaty.
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Astronomers find half of the missing matter in the universe Scientists produce indirect evidence of gaseous filaments and sheets known as Whims linking clusters of galaxies in the cosmic web It is one of cosmology’s more perplexing problems: that up to 90% of the ordinary matter in the universe appears to have gone missing. Now astronomers have detected about half of this missing content for the first time, in a discovery that could resolve a long-standin
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Hyperloop One Is Proud to Announce Its Virginity Image: AP High-speed transportation company Hyperloop One, which landed $85 million in additional funding last month, revealed today that it has gained a new board member in business magnate Richard Branson, whose Virgin group was secretly responsible for an unnamed portion of that funding. The company will rebrand as Virgin Hyperloop One. Hyperloop One has spent the last three years floundering,
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Scientists discover novel mechanism that protects mitochondrial DNAResearchers at the University of Eastern Finland have discovered a novel mechanism safeguarding mitochondrial DNA. A central part of the protective mechanism is an unusual enzyme, PrimPol, which can re-initiate mitochondrial DNA replication after damage.
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Oregon team identifies universality and specificity in protein motionsAlthough proteins have very different function functions, or specialties, in living cells, they share the general characteristics -- the same universality -- in their motions, say University of Oregon scientists. Their motion is much like mountain landslides or wildfires, they report in the journal Physical Review Letters.
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Microwave-assisted iodine-catalyzed rapid synthesis of 6H-indolo[2,3-b]quinolinesIndoloquinoline alkaloids are of great importance due to their unique structure and various biological activities. Several methods have been developed to synthesize indoloquinolines and among those, one-pot methods are of particular importance due to its simplified reaction procedure.
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Trump Picks Weather Company Chief to Lead Climate AgencyBarry Myers would bring private weather forecasting experience to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Wellbeing enhanced more by places than objects, study finds Research using brain scans finds people experience feelings of contentment from places more than from objects such as photographs or wedding rings The poet WHAuden is credited with first coining the word “topophilia” to describe a strong emotional pull to a special place. Now scientific research, using cutting-edge brain imaging, suggests Auden was on to something. According to a study commission
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Britain Makes a Big Push to Cut Its Emissions
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Miljøstyrelsen: God forklaring på forsinket vandmiljørapportDer er behov for nye vandprøver på grund af fejl i analyserne af vandprøver fra danske søer og vandløb gennem 15 måneder. Men forsinkelsen handler ikke om politisk indgriben, pointerer Miljøstyrelsen.
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Last common ancestor of humans and apes weighed about five kilogramsNew research suggests that the last common ancestor of apes -- including great apes and humans -- was much smaller than previously thought, about the size of a gibbon. The findings, published today in the journal Nature Communications, are fundamental to understanding the evolution of the human family tree.
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'Killer' toothaches likely cause misery for captive orca: Whales chew concrete and steel tank surfacesAn international research team has undertaken the first in-depth investigation of the teeth of captive orca (killer whales) and have found them a sorry state, which raises serious concerns for these majestic mammals' overall health and welfare.
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Ultraflat magnets: Atom-thick alloys with unanticipated magnetic propertiesAdding rhenium to a two-dimensional alloy induced a structural phase transition in its crystalline order and, surprisingly, a magnetic signature.
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Trump's Latest Travel Ban Could Be the Toughest to Challenge Like grinning pumpkins left too long in the rain, the president’s first two travel bans are collapsing into a soggy mess. That collapse is being portrayed as a victory for the administration , but it is not. The ban and the government’s inept efforts to defend it have permanently damaged this administration’s legal credibility. In a brief order this week, the Supreme Court vacated a decision from
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How to Get All Your Emails in One Place Image: Gizmodo Dealing with the daily deluge of emails is time-consuming enough without having to waste precious minutes jumping between browser tabs or apps to check all of the accounts you’ve signed up for. These are the tools and tricks you need to bring all of your messages together into one place. Throughout this article we’ll be referring to POP ( Post Office Protocol ) and IMAP ( Internet
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New type of diabetes caused by a genetic mutationScientists from the ULB Center for Diabetes Research and the Erasmus Hospital of the ULB, together with colleagues at the University of Exeter (UK), University of Helsinki (Finland) and Kyoto University (Japan), have identified a new type of diabetes caused by a mutation in the gene RFX6.
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Enzymes at work: Breaking down stubborn celluloseTU Graz researchers observe enzymes breaking down cellulose to aid the production of biofuels. The results are now published in Nature Communications.
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Johns Hopkins scientists develop experimental 'nano-chemo' particle to treat bladder cancerWorking with mice and rats, Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a way to successfully deliver nano-sized, platinum-based chemotherapy drugs to treat a form of bladder cancer called nonmuscle-invasive that is found in the lining of the organ and has not invaded deeper into bladder tissue. The tiny drug-infused particles, they say, potentially offer a less toxic clinical alternative to standard
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Global Change Center researchers to forecast water quality with NSF supportThe team -- which includes ecologists, social scientists, geologists and engineers -- was awarded a $1 million National Science Foundation Smart and Connected Communities grant to develop a system that can create a real-time water forecast -- similar to a weather forecast -- for Falling Creek Reservoir in Roanoke, Va.
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Carbon dioxide levels lower than thought during super greenhouse periodResearch from Dartmouth College adds to the understanding of Earth's historic hyperthermal events to help explain the planet's current warming trend.
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In a first for wearable optics, researchers develop stretchy fiber to capture body motionResearch in Optica offers the first demonstration of optical fibers sturdy enough to sense a wide range of human motion.
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Haumea, the most peculiar of Pluto companions, has a ring around itThe trans-neptunian belt contains four dwarf planets, among which Haumea stands out for its extremely elongated shape and rapid rotation. A stellar occultation makes it possible to establish the main physical characteristics of this previously little known body -- among which most surprising was the presence of a ring.
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Brain imaging results skewed by biased study samplesFailure to follow this basic principle of population science -- a common complaint about research in the cognitive sciences -- can profoundly skew the results of brain imaging studies, leading to errors that may be throwing off neuroscientists' understanding of normal brain development, warn investigators.
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Lost in translation: When humor kills the messageGetting a laugh may not help get the road safety message across, with a new study showing humorous driver sleepiness advertisements via social media and other means can get lost in translation.
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Experimental Ebola vaccines elicit year-long immune responseResults from a large randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial in Liberia show that two candidate Ebola vaccines pose no major safety concerns and can elicit immune responses by one month after initial vaccination that last for at least one year. The findings are based on a study of 1,500 adults that began during the West Africa Ebola outbreak.
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The School Synthetic-Turf Wars Earlier this year, the Middle School Building Committee in North Haven, Connecticut, voted unanimously to install two new artificial-turf fields at a cost of more than $2 million. After a series of public meetings, some phone calls to experts, and a little debate, the committee had decided the easy maintenance of artificial turf outweighed the alleged but unproven health risks for students who pl
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How Trump's Executive Order Might Raise Costs for the Sick Updated on October 12 at 1:30 p.m. ET President Trump signed an executive order Thursday that might make major changes to the Affordable Care Act by expanding the use of so-called association health plans and short-term health insurance, which have fewer benefit requirements than the plans sold through the Obamacare exchanges. The move appears to be Trump’s reaction to the failure of congressiona
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Stock Your Home Gym With This One-Day Sale From Amazon WODFitters Gold Box While we see individual deals on foam rollers , yoga mats , and resistance bands from time to time, they’re all on sale today in Amazon’s Gold Box , plus a whole lot more . The sale includes 15 products from WODFitters, including the stuff mentioned above, plus less frequently discounted gear like a balance board , a peanut massager , kinesiology tape , and more . Just remembe
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A new miniature solution for storing renewable energyIn a first for metal-organic frameworks, USC scientists have demonstrated their metallic conductivity.
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Don't dispense of cannabis dispensaries, caution UBC researchersUBC researchers are cautioning policy makers not to alter a cannabis distribution system that -- while not legal yet -- works well. Associate professor Zach Walsh, who teaches psychology at UBC's Okanagan campus, and PhD candidate Rielle Capler, say store-front dispensaries -- often under fire by law enforcement and city governments -- are a tried and true method of selling cannabis.
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In a first for wearable optics, researchers develop stretchy fiber to capture body motionThe exciting applications of wearable sensors have sparked a tremendous amount of research and business investment in recent years. Sensors attached to the body or integrated into clothing could allow athletes and physical therapists to monitor their progress, provide a more detailed level of motion capture for computer games or animation, help engineers build robots with a lighter touch or form t
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Bitcoin surges above $5,000 Enlarge (credit: Thomas Trutschel / Getty Images News ) Bitcoin surged on Thursday morning, blowing past $5,000 for the first time and setting a new record price above $5,200. The rise is remarkable because there has been quite a bit of unfavorable news about Bitcoin in recent weeks. China, one of the biggest markets for Bitcoin, is shutting down trading . The Bitcoin community faces ongoing acri
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After A Failed Launch, Smart Shoe Benefits From A Reboot Hahna Alexander initially invented a shoe that could charge a battery, but no one wanted to use it. "You have to invent something that people can't live without," she says. (Image credit: Frederic Siegel for NPR)
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How to keep your old videos, music, and photos safe forever DIY How to digitize your media. Don't let your old VHS tapes, cassettes, records, and photos sit around gathering dust. Here's how to digitize and preserve those memories for the 21st century.
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More and more pests are defeating biotech crops Pest resistance to genetically engineered crops increased by more than fivefold in the past decade, yet some pests remain suppressed. Now scientists are discovering why they adapted quickly in some cases but not others. In 2016, farmers worldwide planted more than 240 million acres (98 million hectares) of genetically modified corn, cotton, and soybeans that produce insect-killing proteins from t
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New type of diabetes caused by a genetic mutationScientific research has led to the identification of a new type of diabetes caused by a mutation in the gene RFX6.
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Fluctuating environments can help cooperating bacteriaCooperating bacterial populations are more likely to survive in changing habitats, new research shows.
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Dangerous trend: The placenta is not suitable as a 'superfood'More and more women want to take their own placenta with them after childbirth in order to eat it for "health reasons". This phenomenon is growing, especially in the USA, but also in Europe, although physicians are increasingly expressing concerns about it.
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Studies advance methods to avert toxicity that can accompany immunotherapyTwo new papers provide the most comprehensive data yet reported on side effects of the emerging cancer immunotherapy strategy known as CAR T-cell therapy.
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New clues on the historical origin of the vaccine used to eradicate smallpoxFor centuries, researchers assumed that the active ingredient in the vaccine providing immunity against smallpox was the cowpox virus but a new study otherwise.
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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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Herbivores help protect ecosystems from climate changePlant-eating critters are the key ingredient to helping ecosystems survive global warming, finds new research that offers some hope for a defense strategy against climate change.
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Move over e-cigarettes, meet heat-not-burn tobaccoResearchers analyzed Google search trends to identify consumer demand for a brand-new tobacco product known as heat-not-burn tobacco and found that its popularity is growing quickly.
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Movies Anywhere: Watch all your Amazon, Google, and iTunes titles in one place Enlarge (credit: Movies Anywhere) A new service launched late yesterday promises to make streaming your favorite purchased movies easier by putting them all in one place. The new free app Movies Anywhere acts like a digital locker for the movies you've paid for through various online retailers, including Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, and Vudu. Signing up for a Movies Anywhere account gives y
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Why Young Americans Are Questioning Democracy According to Yascha Mounk , an author and lecturer on Political Theory at Harvard University, millennials in America are six times more dissatisfied with the democratic system than they were in 1940. In this video, Mounk explains how in previous generations, many Americans supported liberal democracy because it made them wealthier. Now, that’s no longer the case.
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Shell to buy electric vehicle charging providersOil company Shell has signed an agreement to buy electric vehicle charging firm NewMotion. It did not disclose terms.
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Ireland approves massive Apple data centreIreland on Thursday gave the green light for tech giant Apple to build an 850-million-euro ($1.0-billion) data centre following a battle with conservationists who were seeking to preserve a forest.
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Pioneering discovery of an odor-detecting receptor enhancerEach odor-detecting neuron (referred to as olfactory sensory neuron from here on), chooses a single odorant receptor gene from a fairly large number of options that are split into class I (fish-like) and class II (terrestrial-specific) odorant receptors. This strict selectiveness of sensory neurons is in part due to enhancers (DNA sequences that enhance transcription of a gene when bound by specif
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Australia's species need an independent championFurore erupted last week among many Australians who care for our native species.
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Lost in translation: When humor kills the messageGetting a laugh may not help get the road safety message across, with a new QUT study showing humorous driver sleepiness advertisements can get lost in translation.
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Forskere finder årsag til heldbredelig kræftform i leveren
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Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed: Et stærkere tilsyn bremser ikke læger i at indberette fejl Direktøren for Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed Anne-Marie Vangsted afviser, at styrelsens større antal politianmeldelser og retsforfølgelser af læger skulle få sundhedspersoner til at undlade at indberette fejl.
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Praktiserende læger får vejledning for kræftopfølgningAlmen praksis kommer til at spille en stadig større rolle i forebyggelse, diagnosticering, opfølgning og palliativ behandling af kræftpatienter.
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Geologic evidence is the forerunner of ominous prospects for a warming earthWhile strong seasonal hurricanes have devastated many of the Caribbean and Bahamian islands this year, geologic studies on several of these islands illustrate that more extreme conditions existed in the past. A new analysis published in Marine Geology shows that the limestone islands of the Bahamas and Bermuda experienced climate changes that were even more extreme than historical events.
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Pioneering discovery of an odor-detecting receptor enhancerScientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have identified a regulatory sequence that turns gene expression on, or simply an enhancer, for odor-detecting receptors, which form one of the largest gene clusters in the mouse genome. This was done using a combination of research methods, including the CRISPR-Cas9 system, which is a genome editing technique, the Bacillus subtilis syntheti
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Pumas found to exhibit behaviors like social animalsJackson, Wyoming -- Pumas, long known as solitary carnivores, are more social than previously thought, according to a new Panthera study published in the peer-reviewed journal Science Advances. The findings provide the first evidence of complex social strategies in any solitary carnivore -- and may have implications for multiple species, including other wild cats around the world.
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Can you hear me now? Ensuring good cellular connections in the brainSalk scientists reveal how brain cells called astrocytes help neurons form successful connections, offering potential therapeutic target for autism, ADHD, schizophrenia.
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Mr. Robot’s new season has more of the same—epic hacks, creativity amid chaos Warning: This post contains minor spoilers for episode one of Mr. Robot 's third season, which started last night. The trailer for Mr. Robot S3. Mr. Robot seems to know we all need CliffsNotes at this point. Wait, what’s Stage Two again? How does this character know that character? Its Season 3 premiere largely throws audiences a bone with some table-setting, reintroducing us to the main players
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Reducing racial bias in childrenWe tend to see people we're biased against as all the same. They are "those people." Instead of thinking of them as specific individuals, we lump them into a group. Now an international team of researchers suggests that one way to reduce racial bias in young children is by teaching them to distinguish among faces of a different race.
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Scientists find scorpions target their venomDr Jamie Seymour from JCU's Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) said a typical scorpion predator would be a small mammal, while its prey was usually an insect. He said varieties of scorpion toxin worked better depending on whether they were used to protect themselves from predators or kill prey.
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Study reveals new threat to the ozone layer"Ozone depletion is a well-known phenomenon and, thanks to the success of the Montreal Protocol, is widely perceived as a problem solved," says University of East Anglia's David Oram. But an international team of researchers, led by Oram, has now found an unexpected, growing danger to the ozone layer from substances not regulated by the treaty. The study is published today in Atmospheric Chemistry
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Engineers identify key to albatross' marathon flightEngineers 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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Discovery of peripheral neuropathy cause suggests potential preventive measuresIn discovering how certain chemotherapy drugs cause the nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy, researchers have found a potential approach to preventing this common and troublesome side effect of cancer treatment.
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Analyse: Efter 17 år lapper DSB stadig IC4 efter 'forhåndenværende søms princip'IC4-mareridtet er blevet så meget hverdag, at det dårligt fører til et løftet øjenbryn, når Rigsrevisionen igen tager DSB i at blæse på løfterne om at forbedre toget. Nu er det for sent at ændre, selv om endnu et problem banker på.
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Study shows how rough microparticles can cause big problemsNew research from North Carolina State University, MIT and the University of Michigan finds that the surface texture of microparticles in a liquid suspension can cause internal friction that significantly alters the suspension's viscosity – effectively making the liquid thicker or thinner. The finding can help address problems for companies in fields from biopharmaceuticals to chemical manufacturi
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Researchers explore ways to remove antibiotics polluting lakes and riversPharmaceuticals, including antibiotics, are an increasingly common pollutant in water systems, said Catherine Hui Niu, associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan.
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Ground-floor insulation can reduce floor heat loss by up to 92 percentAdding insulation to suspended timber ground floors commonly found in homes built before the Second World War can reduce heat-loss by up to 92 percent, according to research from UCL and the University of Sheffield.
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Cool flames for better enginesA "cool flame" may sound contradictory, but it's an important element of diesel combustion—one that, once properly understood, could enable better engine designs with higher efficiency and fewer emissions.
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Geologic evidence is the forerunner of ominous prospects for a warming earthWhile strong seasonal hurricanes have devastated many of the Caribbean and Bahamian islands this year, geologic studies on several of these islands illustrate that more extreme conditions existed in the past. A new analysis published in Marine Geology shows that the limestone islands of the Bahamas and Bermuda experienced climate changes that were even more extreme than historical events. In the i
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Algorithms Can Give Away Some People’s Sex Secrets
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Researchers observe enzymes breaking down cellulose to aid the production of biofuelsBiofuels obtained from biomass are becoming increasingly important. Apart from biomethane, however, they cannot be produced efficiently, cheaply and sustainably since the current technological complexity and costs are still too high. Partly to blame is cellulose, a polysaccharide and plant constituent which is not water soluble and thus difficult to process.
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Autonomous driving at the bus depotAutonomous driving is an important element of new mobility concepts, not only in the private car sector. A study of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), KIT's Research Center for Information Technology (FZI), and Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG (Stuttgart Trams, SSB) now reveals how autonomous driving at bus depots can work and reduce costs. The project partners will present their model of a semi
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Massive hole reopens in Antarctic sea iceA mysterious, massive hole, as large as Lake Superior or the State of Maine, has recently been spotted in the winter sea ice cover around Antarctica. This opening, known as a polynya, is the largest observed in the Weddell Sea since the 1970s. At its largest extent, this winter's polynya had an area of open water close to 80,000km2. This marks the second year in a row in which the polynya has form
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Vivoactive 3 review: Garmin’s often the underdog, often the better choice (video link) The fight to make the best all-purpose smartwatch has never been tougher. There are a number of new wearables around the $300 mark that want to be your device of choice for both fitness and all-day wear. Since fitness is still the most practical use for wearables, most companies follow the same pattern: make the best fitness device for the money and supplement it with other smart fea
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Slo-mo Footage of a Giant Knife Splitting a Projectile in Mid-Air GIF Can you really split a bullet with a sword? The Slow Mo Guys tested the logistics of such a feat , but using a safer approach that involved a giant super-sharp knife and a pellet gun firing tiny projectiles to minimize any undesired results—like one of them getting hit, or their incredibly expensive slo-mo camera getting destroyed. It took some trial and error to get the ideal results, like p
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Sorting the myriad medicinal molecules of coral reefsCoral reefs harbor an incredible diversity of life. These organisms generate an enormous number of molecules. Researchers have identified several coral reef-derived molecules as having medicinal properties, yet many thousands more are unknown to science. A new study describes a promising new method for screening the molecular output of reef life for important chemical properties, which could make
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Early stages of antibacterial damage of metallic nanoparticles by TEM and STEM-HAADFEarly stages of antibacterial damage caused by metallic nanoparticles (NPs) were studied by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and combined Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy with High Angle Annular Dark Field (STEM-HAADF), aiming to contribute to the elucidation of the primary antibacterial mechanism of metallic NPs.
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Sleep on your side, not your back in late pregnancyA pregnant mother sleeping on her back during late pregnancy may cause problems for the fetus, according to new research published in the Journal of Physiology. This is the first study to monitor unborn babies overnight and at the same time record the mother's position during sleep.
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Enzyme behind immune cell response revealedMonash University researchers have revealed the role played by an enzyme that is pivotal to the process of clearing infection in the body. Moreover, they suggest that the enzyme may be a potential target for drug development to block the types of inappropriate or excessive cell behaviour that occur in cancer and autoimmunity.
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Lost in translation: When humor kills the messageGetting a laugh may not help get the road safety message across, with a new QUT study showing humorous driver sleepiness advertisements via social media and other means can get lost in translation.
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Reducing racial bias in childrenAn international team of researchers suggests that one way to reduce implicit racial bias in young children is by teaching them to distinguish among faces of a different race and identify them as individuals.
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Study reveals new threat to the ozone layer'Ozone depletion is a well-known phenomenon and, thanks to the success of the Montreal Protocol, is widely perceived as a problem solved,' says University of East Anglia's David Oram. But an international team of researchers, led by Oram, has now found an unexpected, growing danger to the ozone layer from substances not regulated by the treaty. The study is published today in Atmospheric Chemistry
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Prepare for People to Leave Packages Inside Your Home When You’re Not There
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Reconstructing Cassini's plunge into SaturnAs NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its fateful dive into the upper atmosphere of Saturn on Sept. 15, the spacecraft was live-streaming data from eight of its science instruments, along with readings from a variety of engineering systems. While analysis of science data from the final plunge will take some time, Cassini engineers already have a pretty clear understanding of how the spacecraft itself
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Using maths to map mines deep undergroundThe wires of a tiny microchip may seem a world away from a huge underground mine full of complex tunnels, but for a team of University of Melbourne researchers, the design principles are very similar.
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BRIEF: Ozone Layer May Face New Threat BRIEF: Ozone Layer May Face New Threat Short-lived chemicals not covered by international treaty may travel fast enough to harm Earth's protective ozone layer. NingboCity.jpg Ningbo City, Zhejiang, China Image credits: Credit Victor Jiang via Shutterstock Earth Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 09:00 Nala Rogers, Staff Writer (Inside Science) -- The ozone layer, once dangerously thin in spots, has bee
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Fluctuating environments can help cooperating bacteriaCooperating bacterial populations are more likely to survive in changing habitats, new research shows.
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Looking into their computer-generated eyes—dating in virtual realityOnline dating has been around for more than 20 years, but for the most part, the goal has been to eventually meet your new paramour face to face. Virtual reality (VR) could change that.
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A method to screen unknown molecules of coral reefs for their therapeutic potentialCoral reefs harbor an incredible diversity of life, both sea creatures we can see and microbial life that we cannot. These organisms generate an enormous number of molecules as they eat food, photosynthesize, reproduce and ward off infections. Researchers have identified several coral reef–derived molecules as having medicinal properties, such as secosteroids, which are steroid compounds used to t
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This carbon monoxide combo could slow snake venom A combination of iron and carbon monoxide can inhibit the effects of snake venom for up to an hour, new research with animals suggests. The finding is a step towards developing a therapy to prevent or delay the dangerous results of venomous snakebites in humans. “Our aim is to bring to market a therapy that is safe for humans and animals…” Snake venom is hemotoxic—destructive to the ability of bl
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Thor: Ragnarok Director Taika Waititi Discusses Those Live-Action Akira Rumors Todd McFarlane wants Keith David in his Spawn movie... but only for a little bit. The Stargate webseries has found its Catherine Langford. Sony wants to bring Settlers of Catan to the big screen. Plus, how the Purge TV show will create tension without being about the Purge, and a cryptic new Stranger Things teaser. Spoilers, away! Akira Taika Waititi spoke to IGN about the recent rumors surroundi
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Comb jellies possibly first lineage to branch off evolutionary treeA researcher at The University of Alabama was part of a new study that provides further evidence in support of a controversial hypothesis that a group of marine animals commonly called comb jellies were the first to break away from all other animals, making it the oldest surviving animal lineage.
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Researchers pursue low-cost, efficient technologies for hydrogen generationWhile hydrogen is often talked about as a pollution-free fuel of the future, especially for use in fuel cell electric vehicles, hydrogen can be used for much more than zero-emission cars. In fact, from enhancing the flexibility of the grid to greening agriculture, hydrogen could play a major role in a clean and resilient energy system.
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Review: Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017)This cheap 10-inch tablet serves up the best of Amazon.
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Spilfirma sagsøger spil-snydere At stoppe snydere har vores højeste prioritet, meddeler spilvirksomheden Epic. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/spilfirmaet-epic-sagsoegere-spillere-snyder-online-action-spil-1081612 Version2
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Kronik: Nye aktører skal skabe konkurrence i forsyningen Drikkevand Fjernvarme Kloakker
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Telefonnumre spænder ben for grønlændere og færingers digitale adgangeHvis dit telefonnummer ikke starter med +45 og indeholder otte cifre, kan det blive svært at bruge blandt andet Skat, Nabohjælp og E-boks.
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It's Hard Not to Love the Google Home Mini All photos: Adam Clark Estes / Gizmodo It’s almost unfair that most of the world met our voice-controlled future in the form of an Amazon Echo. Sure, the gadget works, but damn is it ugly. The Google Home was better but still sort of silly-looking. That’s why the sleek, minimalist Google Home Mini feels like a revelation. This donut-sized device does almost everything its uglier older sibling doe
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Ozone layer recovery could be delayed by 30 yearsRising global emissions of some chemicals could slow the progress made in healing the ozone layer.
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The hidden mechanics of magnetic field reconnection, a key factor in solar storms and fusion energy reactorsIn July 2012, a powerful solar storm almost struck Earth. Scientists estimate that had the storm, called a coronal mass ejection (CME), hit the planet, the impact would have crippled power grids worldwide, burning out transformers and instruments.
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Opinion: Weighing up lab-grown steak—the problems with eating meat are not Silicon Valley's to solveA new techno bubble is inflating above the meadows of Silicon Valley: lab-grown meat, which plays a major part in what's being called cellular agriculture (CA).
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Are plate tectonics key to life? Maybe not, say scientistsEarlier this year, researchers announced they had found fossils of microbial life in the rocks of northern Quebec, Canada dating to at least 3.77 billion years old, making them the oldest known life form on Earth. It was an astounding assertion, given that the Earth itself is less than a billion years older and is a sign that if life could arise relatively quickly on Earth it may be common in the
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Oculus Santa Cruz hands-on: The greatest trick the VR devil ever pulled [Updated] Enlarge / Look, ma: no wires! On a decent VR headset, at that! Say hello to Oculus Santa Cruz 2.0. (credit: Oculus) SAN JOSE, Calif.—Last year, Oculus unveiled ambitious plans for a totally wireless virtual reality headset, and the idea sounded great... until we tried it . The company's "Santa Cruz" prototype was impressive enough at first blush, thanks to an "inside-out" tracking system that rem
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JCU scientists find scorpions target their venomIn the first study of its kind, James Cook University scientists have shown scorpions can fine-tune their venom to suit different predators and prey.
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How climate affects the frequency of wildfires A new model for understanding how climate affects wildfire frequency focuses on two variables: temperature and precipitation. “Development of this model began as a conversation about what is controlling wildfire frequency across the entire United States,” says Michael Stambaugh, an associate research professor in forestry at the University of Missouri. Old fire scarred trees provide the data on p
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To win a food fight, some guppies wait to be born When a lack of predators means the main survival challenge is scraping for limited food, some guppy moms gestate their young longer so they are born more mature and better able to compete for their meals. The guppies even extend gestation during the exact period when their offspring are maturing their feeding capabilities most quickly, says lead author Terry Dial, a postdoctoral researcher in eco
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Construction prototype for ultra-thin concrete roofResearchers from ETH Zurich have built a prototype of an ultra-thin, curved concrete roof using innovative digital design and fabrication methods. The tested novel formwork system will be used in an actual construction project for the first time next year.
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Wildfires in California not slowing downWildfires continue to cause widespread destruction in the Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley areas of California. Hot, dry conditions, high winds, and lack of water in the area continue to hamper firefighter efforts in fighting these fires. Thousands of structures have been burned and stark landscapes show acres of standing fireplaces as the only structures that survived the fires that spread through n
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What NASA's simulated missions tell us about the need for Martian lawSix people recently returned from an eight-month long isolation experiment to test human endurance for long-term space missions. Their "journey to Mars" involved being isolated below the summit of the world's largest active volcano in Hawaii (Mauna Loa), and was designed to better understand the psychological impacts of manned missions.
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Greenpeace fireworks shine light on French nuclear safety concernsGreenpeace activists set off fireworks inside a nuclear plant in eastern France early Thursday after breaking into the facility to underline its vulnerability to attack.
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Sweden won't prosecute Italian stem cell scientistSwedish prosecutors have abandoned an investigation against a disgraced Italian stem cell scientist suspected of involuntary manslaughter in connection with three patients who died after windpipe transplants.
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Asteroid grazes past Earth in 'critical' rehearsalA house-sized asteroid grazed past Earth Thursday, passing harmlessly inside the Moon's orbit, as predicted, to give experts a rare opportunity to rehearse for a real strike threat in future.
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Årsag til kræftform i leveren fastslåetForskere fra Københavns Universitet har i et nyt studie dokumenteret, hvilke to geners mutation...
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Paris wants to phase out diesel cars by 2024Paris city authorities said Thursday they aimed to phase out the use of diesel cars by the time the French capital hosts the Olympics in 2024, and petrol cars by 2030.
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Schweiziske kloakker stoppet med guldDer er guld for millioner af kroner i de schweiziske kloakker. I et enkelt område kan der endda være penge i at udvinde det.
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Missing ‘CLOCK’ protein may be linked to epilepsy Lacking the protein known as “CLOCK” may play a role in certain forms of epilepsy, a new study suggests. The study provides evidence that excessive excitation of specific brain cells may be due to a lack of CLOCK in the region of the brain that produces the disorder’s signature seizures. Researchers found that this effect is stronger during sleep. Black arrows show the brain region responsible fo
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Image of the Day: Lab-Grown BrainScientists grew organoids that mimic human fetal brains and infected them with the Zika virus to model its neurological effects.
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The first smallpox vaccine changed the world—but we're still not sure what was in it Health The cowpox is a lie. It only took 181 years to eradicate smallpox once we had the first successful vaccine. And we’re still not really sure what was in it.
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Two Nuclear Deals, Two Countries, Three Decades Apart President Trump is expected this week to decline to certify that Iran is in compliance with the nuclear deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The deal’s supporters have warned that such a move could eventually prompt Iran to abandon the multilateral agreement and continue work on its nuclear program, which was frozen under the pact. The U.S. has been in a similar spot bef
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Virtual humans work better than current ways to identify post-traumatic stress in soldiersAmerican researchers find that soldiers are more likely to open up about post-traumatic stress when interviewed by a virtual interviewer, reports a new study in Frontiers in Robotics and AI. Virtual interviewers can combine the rapport-building skills of human interviewers with feelings safety provided by anonymous surveys to help soldiers to reveal more about their mental health symptoms.
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Self-healing materials inspired by plantsScientists at EPFL's Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites (LPAC) and the University of Freiburg's Botanical Garden have studied how the flax plant heals itself after it has been wounded. As part of a cross-disciplinary EU research project, they measured changes in the plant's mechanical properties, like stiffness and damping, and examined the plant's self-repair mechanisms. Because nat
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Timber bridges viable option for local roadsGlulam timber bridges are viable and cost-effective options for replacing bridges on low-traffic county and township roads. That's what researchers at the J. Lohr Structures Lab concluded after testing a full-scale glulam timber girder bridge. Glulam, short for glued laminated, means the structural members are made of layers of wood strips bonded with glue.
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Akuttelefonens ledelse forsvarede læge fra meningitis-sag i et brevLektor i sundhedsjura vurderer, at ledelsen i akuttelefonen forsøgte at påvirke styrelse til at undlade at sætte læge under skærpet tilsyn ved at sende brev. »Helt utilstedeligt,« siger lektoren.
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Tillid til læger er afgørende for deltagelse i medicinsk forskningPh.d.-afhandling peger på behov for at revidere de retningslinjer, der gælder for medicinsk forskning
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No One Knows How to Define 'Self-Driving Car' — And It's Becoming a ProblemA new study shows consumers have no clue about how different autonomous features work.
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You Aren't Ready for the Weirdness of Working With RobotsWelcome to the world of human-robot interaction, in which people have to adapt to the machines as much as the machines have to adapt to us.
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Turn Your $20s Into Tubmans With This DIY 3-D Printed StampLimor Fried and Phillip Torrone have published a tutorial that lets you change the faces on your money.
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Planet Nine Does Exist, NASA Evidence SuggestsMounting evidence suggests it's hard to imagine our solar system without the unseen world dubbed Planet Nine.
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Women don’t need to ‘switch off’ to climax, orgasm study showsThe most detailed study yet of orgasm brain activity has discovered why climaxing makes women feel less pain, and shown that ‘switching off’ isn’t necessary.
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Tackle Your Next DIY Project With This $60 Tool Kit, Today Only Black & Decker 20 Volt Li-Ion Drill and Tool Kit , $60 If your tool cabinet is looking a little deficient, Amazon will sell you a complete Black & Decker starter set for $60 , today only in the Gold Box. That gets you a 20V cordless drill, drill bits, a hammer, screwdrivers, a tool bag, and more. Even if you don’t need it yourself, this would be a great holiday gift for someone, say, movi
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Monsters and Zombies? Nope, Americans Are Most Afraid of the GovernmentThis year, the scariest Halloween costumes could be corrupt government officials or polluted water — at least according to a new survey ranking the top fears of Americans.
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Praktiserende læger bliver i Ølgod De to praktiserende læger i Ølgod, der annoncerede, at de ville stoppe som følge af en uenighed med regionen om deres lejekontrakt, har besluttet at blive. Det sker efter et møde med regionen.
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Hidden Upside-Down Canyon Revealed on Underside of Antarctic IceThese upside-down canyons could contribute to the melt and collapse of Antarctica's floating expanses of ice.
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Can a New Political Talk Show Be Relevant Anymore?The polarizing effects of the Trump administration have raised the stakes for political talk shows, many of which find themselves at a crossroads.
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In the Wake of the Santa Rosa Fire, It's the Smoke, Not the Fire, That Will Get YouIn these urban smoke islands, it's harder to get away from the air-borne particles that can wreak havoc on your health.
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Undersøgelse: Bedre it-systemer kan frigøre 10.000 sundhedsfolkHver læge kunne i gennemsnit spare 45 minutter per dag, hvis it-systemerne fungerede bedre, viser undersøgelse.
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There’s no rest for the brain’s mapmakersNavigational grid cells stay on the job during sleep.
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Vil verdens første dronekrig foregå i Syrien?Aldrig før har luften over en konfliktzone været så tæt pakket med droner som i Syrien. Imens arbejder flere lande på højtryk på at sende næste generation af kampdroner på vingerne.
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Rigsrevision: DSB og Banedanmark er skyld i alt for mange forsinkede togTo års togforsinkelser har kostet samfundet over én mia. kr. Statsrevisorerne langer ud efter såvel DSB som Banedanmark.
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Twitter Suspends Rose McGowan's Account After She Speaks Out Against Sexual Abuse Photo: Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Activision Rose McGowan’s Twitter account was suspended overnight after she spent the past few days exposing the systematic sexual abuse of women in the entertainment industry. McGowan had most recently told Ben Affleck to “ fuck off ,” called Harvey Weinstein a “ POS ,” and called for the board of the Weinstein Company to be dissolved. McGowan’s account was
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The Barriers Stopping Poor People From Moving to Better Jobs MERCED, California—Seccora Jaimes knows that she is not living in the land of opportunity. Her hometown has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation, at 9.1 percent. Jaimes, 34, recently got laid off from the beauty school where she taught cosmetology, and hasn’t yet found another job. Her daughter, 17, wants the family to move to Los Angeles, so that she can attend one of the nation’s
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How Surrealism Enriches Storytelling About Women By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Colum McCann, George Saunders, Emma Donoghue, Michael Chabon, and more. Doug McLean As she struggled to complete her debut collection, Her Body and Other Parties , Carmen Maria Machado worked retail at a bath-products store in Philadelphia. It was a difficult time, one that she
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Bias Begins Much Too EarlyWe need to start eliminating disparities in the neonatal intensive care unit -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ars Technica

There’s an app for that? We talk about developing for cars with iHeartRadio Enlarge / An example of an OEM infotainment system with third-party apps—in this case, Lexus. (credit: Lexus ) The infotainment systems in new cars are probably the most easily detectable influence of how consumer technology is changing the auto industry. A decade of smartphones has changed our expectations; now we're accustomed to frequent updates that car makers are still trying to wrap their b
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The Party: how can gender affect autism spectrum disorders? – Science Weekly podcastWhy are so many women with autism often misdiagnosed? And how does this issue resonate with broader ideas of neurodiversity?
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The Party: how can gender affect autism spectrum disorders? – Science Weekly podcast Why are so many women with autism often misdiagnosed? And how does this issue resonate with broader ideas of neurodiversity? Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud & Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter Last week, the Guardian’s Virtual Reality team released their latest film; ‘ The Party ’, which allows the viewer to step into the shoes of a 1
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Report documents the near-term impacts of climate change on investorsIn May 2017, the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory held a forum in New York City to discuss how new advances in climate science can inform investments in specific sectors of the global economy. The forum brought the world's best scientists into a conversation with the world's best investment professionals while setting aside the pol
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Will Italy's Ominous Supervolcano Erupt Soon?Phlegrean Fields is waking up. Scientists are trying to predict what it will do next, and what its unrest means for volcanoes worldwide -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Reading the genetic signature of the sea scallopScallops are one of the most profitable fisheries in Maine, with a statewide value of nearly $7 million in 2016. The scallop fishery is also one of the most local, with small "day boats" staying close to shore.
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Researcher crashes into moon mystery solutionWestern researcher Philip Stooke may soon get his own television series – CSI: The Moon – if he keeps uncovering mysterious crash sites on the omnipresent astronomical body.
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Fossil discovery in Tanzania reveals ancient bobcat-sized carnivorePaleontologists working in Tanzania have identified a new species of hyaenodont, a type of extinct meat-eating mammal. The study is published today, National Fossil Day, in the journal PLOS ONE and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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Lessons learned, and some unheeded, after hurricanesThe 2017 Atlantic hurricane season does not end until after Thanksgiving in late November, but it has already been a memorable one. Harvey wrought havoc on Texas in August. Irma, which notched records for size and power, pounded the Caribbean and damaged parts of Florida in early September. It was soon followed by Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico.
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Omfattende svenske logningsplaner møder kritik: Vi ender med ny runde i EU-Domstolen Svensk kommission har afsluttet arbejde, der skal lede til reform af landets lognings-regler. EU-dom ignoreres, mener kritikere. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/omfattende-svenske-logningsplaner-moeder-kritik-vi-ender-med-endnu-runde-eu-domstolen Version2
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Google fjerner "syg" aflytnings-funktion på smart højttalerFirmaet deaktiverer endegyldigt touch-funktionen, der kan tænde mikrofonen på de nye Home Mini-enheder, efter flere enheder havde startet egen overvågning.
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Report offers advice for avoiding 'crisis contagion'A collaborative research project involving a Victoria University researcher has identified key risk factors that increase the likelihood of 'crisis contagion', where a reputational crisis spreads from one company to another.
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New technique scours the genome for genes that combat diseaseUsing a modified version of the CRISPR genome-editing system, MIT researchers have developed a new way to screen for genes that protect against specific diseases.
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Russia postpones launch of cargo ship to space stationRussia's Mission Control says the launch of an unmanned Russian cargo ship to the International Space Station has been postponed.
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Young men are getting more out of 'bromances' than romancesYoung men's 'bromances,' close friendships with other men, are more emotionally satisfying than their romantic relationships with women, finds a study out today in Men and Masculinities (a SAGE Publishing journal).
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Image: California firesThe Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite captured this image of smoke from wildfires in the US state of California on 9 October 2017.
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Pumas are more social than previously thoughtPumas, long known as solitary carnivores, are more social than previously thought, according to a study led by conservation organization Panthera and co-authored by UC Davis and the American Museum of Natural History.
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Using penguins to monitor ocean health may be ineffectivePenguins are noisy, as any visitor to an aquarium knows. Penguins may be noisy in others ways too, according to a new study published in Nature Communications. Scientists have long used Adélie penguin populations to monitor the health of the Southern Ocean and to understand how major factors such as fishing and climate change impact the oceans and the animals that rely on them. Now an extensive an
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Apple trees bear more fruit when surrounded by good neighborsApple growers want to get the most out of their high-value cultivars, and a Purdue University study shows they might want to focus on the types of apples they plant near those cash crops.
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Scientists discover more than 600 new periodic orbits of the famous three-body problemThe famous three-body problem can be traced back to Isaac Newton in 1680s. Studies on the three-body problem led to the discovery of the so-called sensitivity dependence of initial condition (SDIC) of chaotic dynamic systems. Today, chaotic dynamics are widely regarded as the third great scientific revolution in physics in 20th century, comparable to relativity and quantum mechanics. Thus, studies
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Artificial intelligence comes to the real estate marketWhile providing services to real estate agents, EnterUp Tecnologia, a startup based in São José do Rio Preto city, Brazil, identified a problematic gap between demand and supply in the online real estate market. Search tools offered by websites and apps cannot yet meet consumers' expectations with satisfactory speed, and users are often confused by the myriad of options when looking for a property
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The Real and Unreal in Blade Runner 2049 This story contains spoilers for Blade Runner 2049. The hero of Blade Runner , Ridley Scott’s 1982 dystopian masterpiece, isn’t Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), the cop who finds and kills “replicants” (bioengineered androids) for the LAPD in a grim, rain-drenched futurescape. It’s his primary target, Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer), an escaped combat unit seeking a cure to the four-year lifespan built int
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The Atlantic

What Facebook and Google Can Learn From the First Major News Hoax In the age of the platform, how can anybody be sure that the news they read is true? Last week, lies, hoaxes, and rumors prevailed on Facebook and Google following the mass murder in Las Vegas. The sites promoted stories claiming that the killer was a Rachel Maddow fan, or an ISIS follower—both false. As gatekeepers of valuable information, the platforms failed , The Atlantic ’s Alexis Madrigal w
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FDA Vote Sets Stage for Gene Therapy’s FutureThe pioneering treatment fixes a mutated gene and could soon be available in the U.S.
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ScienceTake: How Kangaroo Rats Escape RattlesnakesKangaroo rats are so good at leaping away from rattlesnake strikes that they sometimes show off in front of their predators.
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In Rat vs. Snake, an Unlikely VictorBy strutting their stuff, kangaroo rats discourage snakes from attacking. Watch their moves and listen to a researcher who is studying these antipredator displays.
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Læger: Nationale sundheds-it projekter gavner ikke patienterne sundhed.dk-hjemmeside Sundhed.dk og det fælles medicinkort skulle også gerne øge patienternes engagement i egen sundhed. Men det er mange læger uenige i. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/laeger-nationale-sundheds-it-projekter-gavner-ikke-patienterne-1081591 Version2
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VIDEO: Håndholdt, dansk ultralydsscanner risikerer baghjul af konkurrenterneI ti år har DTU-forskere arbejdet på at få en håndholdt ultralydsscanner på markedet, og nu rykker konkurrenterne hurtigt. En dansk udgave har dog stadig nogle klare fordele, lyder det.
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Det er tillid, der afgør, om vi vil deltage i medicinsk forskningDet er et grundlæggende etisk princip i medicinsk forskning, at kun oplyste individer kan træffe...
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The Coming Sewer Gold Rush Environmental chemists studied Swiss sewage and found trace amounts of gold, silver and rare earth metals. It could be valuable, but chemists say it's probably not worth the cost of recovering.
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Clean Growth Plan could see stamp duty incentive for homeownersThe changes are part of the Clean Growth Plan to reduce the UK's greenhouse emissions.
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Brain imaging results skewed by biased study samplesA new UC San Francisco-led study shows that failure to follow this basic principle of population science -- a common complaint about research in the cognitive sciences -- can profoundly skew the results of brain imaging studies, leading to errors that may be throwing off neuroscientists' understanding of normal brain development.
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New study suggests that last common ancestor of humans and apes was smaller than thoughtNew research suggests that the last common ancestor of apes -- including great apes and humans -- was much smaller than previously thought, about the size of a gibbon. The findings, published today in the journal Nature Communications, are fundamental to understanding the evolution of the human family tree.
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New drug hope for rare bone cancer patientsPatients with a rare bone cancer of the skull and spine -- chordoma -- could be helped by existing drugs, suggest scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, University College London Cancer Institute and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust. In the largest genomics study of chordoma to date, published today in Nature Communications, scientists show that a group of chordoma p
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New way to prevent genetically engineered and unaltered organisms from producing offspringA major obstacle to applying genetic engineering to benefit humans and the environment is the risk that organisms whose genes have been altered might produce offspring with their natural counterparts, releasing the novel genes into the wild. Now, researchers from the University of Minnesota have developed a promising way to prevent such interbreeding. The approach, called 'synthetic incompatibilit
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Genes critical for hearing identifiedFifty-two previously unidentified genes that are critical for hearing have been found by testing over 3,000 mouse genes. The newly discovered genes will provide insights into the causes of hearing loss in humans, say scientists from Medical Research Council Harwell, who led the analysis by the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium. The study, published in Nature Communications, tested 3,006 s
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Researchers mimic two natural energy processes with a single catalystNature is quite good at doing certain kinds of chemistry. For example, water is continuously transformed into its constituents, oxygen, protons, and electrons, and back again as a way of storing and using energy by plants and animals. Technologies based on natural chemical pathways could help to meet mankind's growing energy demands. Specialized enzymes present in plant and animal cells for certai
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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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'Ring of Fire' volcanos remind Asia of seismic perilThe horseshoe-shaped string of active volcanos bounding the Pacific Ocean has lived up to its "Ring of Fire" name in the past month, sparking mass evacuations in Indonesia and Vanuatu and now setting parts of southwestern Japan on edge. The 450 or so volcanos that make up the "Ring of Fire" are an outline of where the massive Pacific Plate is grinding against other plates that form the Earth's cru
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The Democrats' Pipeline Problem For a party banking on America’s future, Democrats have grown top-heavy with leaders rooted in its past. When Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California announced this week she would seek reelection next year for a term that would extend past her 91st birthday, she underscored the generational logjam within the highest echelons of the Democratic Party. Though the party now increasingly rel
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Dagens Medicin

Lægemiddelkomité: Op til politikerne om det offentlige skal betale hiv-medicin til raske mænd HIV-midlet Truvada er godkendt som forebyggende behandling til raske mænd, men politikerne må afgøre, om det offentlige skal betale for behandlingen, siger Medicinrådet.
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Tiny, Transparent Worm Challenges Notions About Sex Scientists have found a group of worms that haven't reproduced sexually for 18 million years. Normally that would be a recipe for quick extinction, but these little guys seem none the worse for wear. (Image credit: Courtesy of Karin Kiontke and David Fitch/ NYU)
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New study suggests that last common ancestor of humans and apes was smaller than thoughtNew research suggests that the last common ancestor of apes—including great apes and humans—was much smaller than previously thought, about the size of a gibbon. The findings, published today in the journal Nature Communications, are fundamental to understanding the evolution of the human family tree.
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New way to prevent genetically engineered and unaltered organisms from producing offspringA major obstacle to applying genetic engineering to benefit humans and the environment is the risk that organisms whose genes have been altered might produce offspring with their natural counterparts, releasing the novel genes into the wild. Now, researchers from the University of Minnesota's BioTechnology Institute have developed a promising way to prevent such interbreeding. The approach, called
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Nu skal beton-genbrug være alvor: Virksomhed vil genbruge 300.000 ton årligtFrem mod 2020 investerer to projektgrupper over 20 mio. kr. i at få produktionen og anvendelsen af genbrugsbeton op i industriel skala i Danmark.
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Baby rhino gallops into public view at Singapore ZooA baby white rhino has made his first foray into the spotlight, galloping into a public enclosure at Singapore Zoo after being given a name—Oban, which means "King" in the African Yoruba language.
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Emergency alerts get scrutiny after deadly wildfiresCommunities in wildfire-prone Northern California have an array of emergency systems designed to alert residents of danger: text messages, phone calls, emails and tweets. But after days of raging blazes left at least 23 dead, authorities said those methods will be assessed.
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Flying Dutch win world solar car race in AustraliaDominant Dutch team "Nuon" Thursday won an epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across Australia's outback for the third-straight year in an innovative contest showcasing new vehicle technology.
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Færre patienter dør ved kvindelige kirurgerNår kvinder fører kniven under en operation, er der lidt mindre tilbøjelighed til, at patienten dør, viser nyt studie.
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Pangolin trade forces Ghana to look at new wildlife lawsGhana is facing calls to update its laws on wildlife crime after fears the country has become a transit route for the illegal trade in pangolin scales.
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SpaceX launches, lands recycled rocketSpaceX on Wednesday launched a rocket that had already flown to space and landed it successfully on an ocean platform, as part of its ongoing effort to recycle costly rocket components.
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Floods, landslides kill 37 in Vietnam, scores missingAt least 37 people were killed and another 40 are missing as floods and landslides ravaged northern and central Vietnam, disaster officials said Thursday.
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Volcanic eruption in Japan spreads ash in 4 cities, townsA volcano in southwestern Japan is erupting for the first time in six years, spewing ash over nearby farms, cities and towns.
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Disse virksomheder har flest ledige job lige nu På månedens liste over de mest kandidatsøgende virksomheder er der nye navne at finde. Tjek listen og find ud af, om dit drømmefirma søger netop dig. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/disse-virksomheder-har-flest-jobopslag-helt-nye-firmanavne-stryger-ind-paa-svaervaegter Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Rare photos by early NASA astronauts being auctioned offA Massachusetts auction house is selling vintage photographs taken by American astronauts.
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Lawyers, prosecutors face off at Samsung heir's appeal caseProsecutors cited a past ruling on a North Korean spy case as one reason why Samsung's billionaire heir deserved a lengthy prison term after being convicted of offering bribes to the country's then-president and one of her associates.
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Qualcomm slapped with record antitrust fine in TaiwanTaiwanese authorities have imposed a record fine of nearly $800 million on Qualcomm for antitrust violations in the latest of a string of setbacks for the US computer chip giant.
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F-35 stealth fighter data stolen in Australia defence hackSensitive data about Australia's F-35 stealth fighter and P-8 surveillance aircraft programmes were stolen when a defence subcontractor was hacked using a tool widely used by Chinese cyber criminals, officials said Thursday.
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Kaspersky in focus as US-Russia cyber-tensions riseThe security software firm Kaspersky has become the focal point in an escalating conflict in cyberspace between the United States and Russia.
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Government apprenticeship schemes are 'fragile,' according to new researchApprenticeships remain a relatively fragile mode of vocational education, despite growing political interest internationally, according to new Oxford University research.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

'Killer' toothaches likely cause misery for captive orcaAn international research team has undertaken the first in-depth investigation of the teeth of captive orca (killer whales) and have found them a sorry state, which raises serious concerns for these majestic mammals' overall health and welfare.
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Electric cars can become more eco-friendly through life cycle assessmentIt is time to stop discussing whether electric cars are good or bad. Instead industry, authorities and policy-makers need to work together to make them as eco-friendly as possible. This is the view taken by Anders Nordelöf, a researcher at Chalmers University of Technology. In a recent thesis, he provides concrete advice and tools showing how life cycle assessment can assist in the development of
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Ars Technica

Equifax website borked again, this time to redirect to fake Flash update Enlarge (credit: Randy Abrams) In May credit reporting service Equifax's website was breached by attackers who eventually made off with Social Security numbers, names, and a dizzying amount of other details for some 145.5 million US consumers. For several hours on Wednesday, and again early Thursday morning, the site was maliciously manipulated again, this time to deliver fraudulent Adobe Flash u
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Nyt videncenter skal bringe dansk planteforskning i frontCopenhagen Plant Science Centre åbner i den 12. oktober 2017. Centeret skal sikre dansk planteforskning...
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Is Harvey Weinstein a sex addict? Men caught up in scandals often claim to be sex addicts, but does that even exist? The science is debatable Another day, another powerful man embroiled in a sinister sexual scandal decades in the making. This time it’s powerful Hollywood figure Harvey Weinstein . The moral, ethical and political aspects of this whole mess have been covered extensively elsewhere, and will no doubt continue to be s
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SpaceX successfully launches reused Falcon 9 rocket – video SpaceX launched a partially used Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Billionaire SpaceX founder Elon Musk has hailed the twin achievement of salvaging a used rocket and re-launching it yet again as a revolutionary step in his quest to slash launch costs and shorten intervals between space shots Continue reading...
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Science-Based Medicine

Repealing Legislative AlchemyWe need to repeal federal and state laws that allow quackery and pseudoscience in healthcare.
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Gizmodo

We Do Not Recommend Making a Sword With Thermite, But Hey GIF Thermite, a mixture of powdered iron oxides and aluminum, can be burned to produce temperatures it would be hard to argue are truly safe outside of a meticulously controlled environment (over 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit / 2,200 degrees Celsius). It’s used for a variety of purposes, from metal cutting and welding to military incendiaries. It can also be used, apparently, to very quickly whip your
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Country diary: solitary wasp's embrace means the end of the road Sandy, Bedfordshire The fly’s head tipped back a little, eyes the colour of a tired strawberry, its legs frozen, as if in ecstasy Sitting down at the wheel of the car I found my view through the windscreen partially obscured by two large insects having sex. At least, this was how things looked from the driver’s seat. A solitary wasp had mounted its mate and wrapped its forelegs fondly around its
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Scientists discover more than 600 new periodic orbits of the famous three body problemThe famous three-body problem can be traced back to Isaac Newton in 1680s. In the 300 years since this three-body problem was first recognized, only three families of periodic orbits had been found, until 2013 when 11 new families of periodic orbits were discovered. In September 2017, more than 600 new families of periodic orbits of three-body problem were published online via SCIENCE CHINA-Physic
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Fred Hutch studies advance methods to avert toxicity that can accompany immunotherapyTwo new papers from researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center provide the most comprehensive data yet reported on side effects of the emerging cancer immunotherapy strategy known as CAR T-cell therapy.
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Biomarkers may help ID patients at increased risk of neurotoxicity from CD19 CAR T-cell therapyNew potential biomarkers and a novel algorithm could help identify patients at increased risk of suffering from severe neurotoxicity after receiving CD19 CAR T-cell therapy. The study extensively characterized common and occasionally fatal side effects of this immunotherapy.
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Movies Anywhere Lets You Watch All Your Films in One Place—FinallyMovies Anywhere collects all your purchased flicks into one player—and puts them in all your other libraries, too.
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Inside the Moonshot Effort to Finally Figure Out the BrainAI is only loosely modeled on the brain. So what if you wanted to do it right? You’d need to do what has been impossible until now: map what actually happens in neurons and nerve fibers.
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Court Severely Restricts DOJ Warrant for Records of 1.3 Million Who Visited Trump Protest Site Riot police in Washington, D.C. ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration in January. Photo: AP A Washington, D.C. court sent a stinging rebuke to the Department of Justice this week, telling authorities they could not issue a blanket demand for troves of information on visitors to an anti-Donald Trump website before the election. The DOJ sought a massive warrant for data from web hosting provider Dre
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Ny undersøgelse: Traditionelle it-virksomheder taber terræn i kampen om fagfolk Jagten på dygtige it-professionelle har længe været blæst i gang. Men traditionelle it-firmaer bliver nu overhalet af konkurrenter fra finans- og rådgivningssektoren i konkurrence om de bedste, viser ny undersøgelse. Se listen over virksomhedernes placering i bunden af artiklen. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ny-undersoegelse-traditionelle-it-virksomheder-taber-terraen-kampen-talent-105
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Here Are Five Major Performance Benefits Of An Electric Car GIF gif: Engineering Explained/ YouTube (Screengrabs) Electric motors are coming whether we want them or not. So let’s not pout, but instead celebrate the ways in which electric vehicles actually outperform their conventional internal combustion engine-driven counterparts. Coming at us again on this fine fall afternoon is Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained with a short and sweet video detailin
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Weather-company chief is Trump's pick to lead climate agency Barry Myers would bring private weather-forecasting experience to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22311
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Amazon: What If Teens Could Spend All Your Money Photo: AP Retail giant Amazon plans to give children aged 13-17 the ability to log into their own accounts under parental supervision, CNN Money reported on Tuesday. Teen accounts will be linked to parents’ main accounts, and will feature the ability to “either pre-approve each order via text or email (the default), set a spending limit for each order or to automatically approve all purchases,” p
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Storm's Coming Back to Marvel for an All-New Solo Series With a Fantastic Team Behind It Image: Jen Bartel One of the most fantastic things to come out of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ recent runs on Marvel’s Black Panther titles like The Crew has been seeing Ororo Munroe getting back to her roots in Harlem and beyond. Coates’ distinct voice for the weather-manipulating mutant is about to get a much larger microphone with the launch of an all-new Storm solo series set to be illustrated by Jen Ba
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California Takes Another Step Toward Allowing Fully Self-Driving VehiclesThe state's DMV could make it easier to operate a human-free by early next year.
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Cougar Calls Get Big Bear ReactionsBlack bears and cougars share the Vancouver countryside, but not happily. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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People learn faster with synced brain waves Electrical stimulation can quickly—and reversibly—increase or decrease executive function in healthy people and change their behavior, research suggests. These findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , may someday lead to tools that can enhance normal brain function, possibly helping treat disorders from anxiety to autism. Robert Reinhart calls the medial fronta
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These are the most beautiful pictures of bugs you will ever see Animals Magnificent microsculpture. Photographer Levon Biss takes pictures of insects that defy imagination. Take a new look at the six-legged creatures that share this world with us.
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Sprains: Causes, Treatment & PreventionA sprain happens when a ligament gets stretched or torn. The most common type is an ankle sprain.
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Camp Chef's Italia Pizza Oven is Worthy of Your Dough Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven Secret pizza party! SHHHHHHH! secret pizza party! I like pizza how I like pizza . I’ve happily made my own for half a decade at a lower cost, with better ingredients, and usually with less frustration than any chain can provide. My precious pies have been forged in varied cooking scenarios ranging from campfires to an expensive ceramic egg grill. The propane-po
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Government apprenticeship schemes are 'fragile,' according to new researchApprenticeships remain a relatively fragile mode of vocational education, despite growing political interest internationally, according to new Oxford University research.In the study, People and Policy: A comparative study of apprenticeship, researchers from Oxford University's Department of Education have for the first time reviewed apprenticeship participation on a global scale. Conducted in col
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Sulfur could make lithium batteries safer and cheaper A new kind of lithium sulfur battery could be more efficient, less expensive, and safer than currently available lithium batteries. “We demonstrated this method in a coin battery,” says Donghai Wang, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State. “But, I think it could eventually become big enough for cell phones, drones, and even bigger for electric vehicles.” One of the lithium su
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100 years ago, air pollution stained birds gray The dirty feathers of birds in some museum collections are giving scientists clues as to the level of carbon in the air over the years. Horned larks are songbirds with white bellies and yellow chins—at least, now they are. But 100 years ago, at the height of urban smoke pollution in the United States, soot in the atmosphere stained their pale feathers dark gray. A new paper in the Proceedings of
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Pumas Are Not Such Loners After All Researchers are startled to find that pumas, also called mountain lions, meet up quite frequently with their fellow big cats — perhaps to share an elk carcass. (Image credit: Mark Elbroch/Panthera/Science)
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10 Hurricanes in 10 Weeks: With Ophelia, a 124-Year-Old Record is MatchedWith Tropical Storm Ophelia’s transition to Hurricane Ophelia, 2017 became the first year since 1893 in which 10 Atlantic storms in a row reached hurricane strength.
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Judge wants to know if Allergan’s tribal patent deal is a “sham” Enlarge / CEO of Allergan Brenton Saunders addresses employees at a production site in Pringy, France. (credit: JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images) Last month, the drug company Allergan made news for a deal in which it gave six of its patents to a Native American tribe in order to avoid a patent review process called inter partes review, or IPR. The six patents protect the blockbuster drug Resta
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Training managers can improve workers' mental healthBasic mental health training for managers can reap significant benefits for workers' mental wellbeing, a world-first study published today in the prestigious Lancet Psychiatry suggests.In addition to large reductions in work-related sickness absence, the training was also associated with a return on investment of $9.98 for each dollar spent on training.The randomised controlled trial was led by Au
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Omega-6 fats may help prevent type 2 diabetesThe risk of developing type 2 diabetes could be significantly reduced by eating a diet rich in omega-6 polyunsaturated fats, a new study suggests.These findings, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, shed new light on the potential health benefits of omega-6, which is found in bean and seed oils such as soybean and sunflower oils and in nuts, and support clinical recommendations to inc
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New study mapping pandemic potential could help prevent future disease outbreaksA new scientific study provides the first evidence-based assessment of pandemic potential in Africa prior to outbreaks and identifies ways to prevent them.
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Tim Cook says the tech “doesn’t exist” for quality AR glasses yet The "Sword of Damocles" head-mounted display, the original augmented reality headset, circa 1968. Augmented reality has gotten a lot more mobile in the past decade. (credit: Ivan Sutherland) Apple CEO Tim Cook believes augmented reality's rise will be as "dramatic" as that of the App Store, but he doesn't believe AR glasses or similar wearables are ready for the market yet, according to a sit-dow
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The Atlantic Daily: Presidential Restraint What We’re Following Profane Politics: The rapper Eminem delivered a scathing critique of President Trump during the BET Hip-Hop Awards, calling on Trump supporters among his own fans to reject the president. Though Eminem is by no means the only rapper to criticize the president, his history of giving offense across the political spectrum makes him an unlikely moral leader and an apt opponent fo
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Why do we freeze when we're scared? Science Why we sometimes become paralyzed with fear. At face value, freezing when faced with a threat like a shooting does not appear to be as obviously adaptive as the fight or flight response.
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T-Mobile customer data plundered thanks to bad API Enlarge / Fastest to hack, maybe? (credit: T-Mobile USA ) A bug disclosed and patched last week by T-Mobile in a Web application interface allowed anyone to query account information by simply providing a phone number. That includes customer e-mail addresses, device identification data, and even the answers to account security questions. The bug, which was patched after T-Mobile was contacted by
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Lawmakers Demand to Know More About Equifax's Plan to Assist Victims of Humongous Breach Photo: AP House Democrats and Republicans have found common ground in their joint effort to uncover precisely what Equifax knew prior to revealing an incredible data breach last month. That effort continued on Wednesday as lawmakers sought to learn more about what the embattled credit agency is doing to aid the roughly 145 million victims of its self-imposed calamity. In a bipartisan letter obtai
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New Gene Therapy for Blindness: How Does It Work?A new gene therapy may soon be approved to treat a rare genetic form of vision loss and blindness. But how does it work?
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Congress’ pharmacist hints some members have Alzheimer’s, backpedals furiously Enlarge (credit: Getty | Bloomberg ) Wednesday morning, Stat published a piece on the quaint, old-school pharmacy that hand-delivers prescription medications to our hardworking Congress members on the Hill each day. While the piece was focused on the history and workings of the pharmacy, the Internet zeroed in on one eye-popping section: Mike Kim, the reserved pharmacist-turned-owner of the pharm
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At Oculus Connect, VR Progress Is a Game of InchesMark Zuckerberg wants to get a billion people into VR—and at Oculus Connect, that goal depends on incremental improvements.
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A list of moist places we’d take Amazon’s new waterproof Kindle Gadgets The Kindle Oasis is IPX8-rated, so you can read in the tub or while you're wakeboarding. The new Amazon Kindle Oasis models start at $250 and can survive full submersion.
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The 10 Best Deals of October 11, 2017 We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals , but these were our ten favorites today. Head over to our main post for more deals, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to never miss a chance to save. You can also join our Kinja Deals Community Facebook group to connect with your fellow deal hunters. #1: 48-Hour Nike Flash Sale Up to 40% off Nike flash sale It’s the perfect time to get
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: New Cubs on the Block Today in 5 Lines NBC News reported that in a July 20 meeting, President Trump said he wanted to increase the country’s nuclear arsenal tenfold. Trump denied the report, calling it “pure fiction.” Later, during an Oval Office meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Trump added that it is “frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write.” The Boy Scout
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Tro og sygdomMedlemmer af frikirkesamfund har et længere liv og undgår i højere grad sygdom, også kræft.
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Odd, potato-shaped dwarf planet has ring, may not be a planet Enlarge / Artist's conception of the potentially ringed dwarf planet Haumea. (credit: IAA-CSIC/UHU ) Thanks largely to the improvements in our instrumentation, we've started to get a picture of what the far reaches of our Solar System look like. Beyond the orbit of the outermost planet, there is a large collection of icy dwarf planets called trans-Neptunian objects, or TNOs. Pluto may have been t
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In many places around the world, obesity in kids is on the riseThe last 40 years saw a big leap in obesity among children, totaling an estimated 124 million boys and girls in 2016.
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'Killer' toothaches likely cause misery for captive orcaAn international research team has undertaken the first in-depth investigation of the teeth of captive orca (killer whales) and have found them a sorry state, which raises serious concerns for these majestic mammals' overall health and welfare.
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Experimental Ebola vaccines elicit year-long immune responseResults from a large randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial in Liberia show that two candidate Ebola vaccines pose no major safety concerns and can elicit immune responses by one month after initial vaccination that last for at least one year. The findings, published in NEJM, are based on a study of 1,500 adults that began during the West Africa Ebola outbreak. The trial is being conducted
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It’s Not Legal to Get an Abortion Online, But Maybe It Should Be Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images Almost half of all early abortions are done with the simple action of taking a few pills. The pills are safe to take at home, with very low rates of complications. So why can’t you get them through an online doctor’s service, like we can with birth control pills and other medication? Part of the reason is a federal law that prevents mifepristone, one of the neces
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The Atlantic

The Deep Republican Roots of Trump's Media Bashing Updated at 9:35 p.m. ET President Trump’s latest call for a First Amendment-defying crackdown on the American press began, as they so often do, with a morning venting session on Twitter. “Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a ‘tenfold’ increase in our U.S. nuclear arsenal. Pure fiction, made up to demean,” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. Ten minutes later, he followed up with a proposed
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Ars Technica

Study claims vaccines-autism link; scientists find fake data, have rage stroke Enlarge (credit: Getty | Bloomberg ) A recent study linking a component of vaccines to signs of autism in mice is set for retraction after scientists thoroughly demolished the study’s design, methods, and analysis—and then, for good measure, spotted faked data. The original study, led by Christopher Shaw and Lucija Tomljenovic of the University of British Columbia, suggested that aluminum in vacc
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Facebook gets real about broadening virtual reality's appealFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to be realizing a sobering reality about virtual reality: His company's Oculus headsets that send people into artificial worlds are too expensive and confining to appeal to the masses.
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