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Giant sea bass have more value as living, breathing undersea wonders than as commercial catchAlmost as large as a Smart car, giant sea bass can weigh more than 500 pounds and grow longer than 6 feet. At this size, they are the largest bony fish found along the California coast.
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NASA sounding rocket instrument spots signatures of long-sought small solar flaresLike most solar sounding rockets, the second flight of the FOXSI instrument - short for Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager - lasted 15 minutes, with just six minutes of data collection. But in that short time, the cutting-edge instrument found the best evidence to date of a phenomenon scientists have been seeking for years: signatures of tiny solar flares that could help explain the mysterious ext
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How scientists used NASA data to predict the corona of the Aug. 21 Total Solar EclipseWhen the total solar eclipse swept across the United States on Aug. 21, 2017, NASA satellites captured a diverse set of images from space. But days before the eclipse, some NASA satellites also enabled scientists to predict what the corona—the Sun's outer atmosphere—would look like during the eclipse, from the ground. In addition to offering a case study to test our predictive abilities, the predi
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Did Anthrax Kill More Than 100 Hippos in Namibia?At least 100 hippos have died in a national park in Namibia from what scientists suspect is an outbreak of anthrax.
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Sega Genesis Flashback HD: The Kotaku Review Let’s get the comparison we have to make out of the way: No, the Genesis Flashback isn’t as amazing as the SNES Classic. But it’s still pretty good, if you like the games. While Nintendo is setting the world on fire with its 90s nostalgia trip, let’s say your 16-bit desires are more unconventional. Perhaps you enjoy your games with a bit more violence and/or hedgehogs. AtGames has you covered wit
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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. Scientists report that almost 30 percent of the total biomass of tropical trees may be in the roots.
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The Clinton Global Initiative Empowers New Leaders to Solve Global Challenges A Clinton Global Initiative event at Northeastern University highlights the work of its alums. Read More
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Facebook and Twitter Deleted Data Tied to Russian Accounts That Targeted 2016 Election Voters Hillary Clinton stands with President Barack Obama during an election eve rally on November 7, 2016. (Photo: Getty) Data that may have proved critical to investigations into Russia-funded political ads appears to have been tossed by Facebook and Twitter into the proverbial shredder. Both platforms have deleted data that researchers say is crucial to understanding the motives and impact behind soc
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Linked-Reads: Find the Answer to What's Been MissingWith Linked-Reads, researchers now have the power to resolve ambiguous single nucleotide variants, provide phasing and haplotype information, identify structural variants, and assemble genomes without the need for a reference sequence.
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The sad history of digital cameras trying to imitate film Gadgets Stop trying to make digital film cameras happen. Yashica's new digiFilm camera acts like a film camera, but doesn't have the same appeal.
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Media coverage of climate negotiations greeted with indifference Enlarge (credit: COP Paris ) As the withdrawal of the US from the Paris Agreement demonstrates, the agreement is not a binding contract requiring countries to act on climate change. In fact, given the fact that the emissions pledges in the agreement were voluntary, political and civic engagement will play an important role in ensuring that governments keep to their pledges. So, did the widespread
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Scientists demonstrate path to linking the genome to healthy tissues and diseaseA study by an international consortium of scientists reached a major milestone in establishing a baseline understanding of gene expression across healthy human tissues, and linking genes to disease.
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Worth their weightA UCSB investigation of the different economic values of giant sea bass finds they are worth more alive as undersea wonders than as commercial catch.
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Magic Mushroom Chemical Appears to Physically Change Depressed Brains Image: Mr_Mustard /Flickr Magic mushrooms are a strange drug. They’re one part illegal music festival enhancer, one part promising treatment that could have important medical applications. That second use continues to look more and more promising. A new study from researchers in the United Kingdom and South Africa monitored the brains of folks trying psilocybin, the magic mushroom chemical, for d
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Successful treatment for advanced stage testicular cancer in down syndrome patientsResearch by Jue Wang, MD, at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center on 'Delay in Diagnosis of Testicular Cancer in a Patient with Down Syndrome' was published in the October issue of Journal of Cancer and Therapeutic Science.
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How scientists used NASA data to predict the corona of the Aug. 21 Total Solar EclipseWhen the total solar eclipse swept across the United States on Aug. 21, 2017, NASA satellites captured a diverse set of images from space. But days before the eclipse, some NASA satellites also enabled scientists to predict what the corona -- the Sun's outer atmosphere -- would look like during the eclipse, from the ground. In addition to offering a case study to test our predictive abilities, the
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MS risk in children spotted with MRI brain scansBy the time multiple sclerosis (MS) is diagnosed in children, it may be difficult to prevent the disabilities and relapses that come with the disease. In a new Yale School of Medicine study, researchers examined MRI brain scans to identify children at high risk of developing MS before symptoms appear, which may lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment.
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Dutch privacy regulator says Windows 10 breaks the law Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | KrulUA) The lack of clear information about what Microsoft does with the data that Windows 10 collects prevents consumers from giving their informed consent, says the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) . As such, the regulator says that the operating system is breaking the law. To comply with the law, the DPA says that Microsoft needs to get valid user consent:
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Goodbye Netflix: Hulu will stream Futurama episodes starting October 16 Enlarge (credit: Comedy Central) Futurama is headed to Hulu in its entirety starting on October 16 in the US. That includes all 140 episodes from both Fox and Comedy Central, as well as the four movies, Variety reports . Futurama aired on Fox from 1998 to 2003. Four DVD movies were then announced in 2006, and Comedy Central picked up the series again in 2010 before concluding the run in 2012. A r
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Is Harrison Ford An Android In 'Blade Runner'? Ever since the first movie achieved cult status, fans have hotly debated whether Rick Deckard, played by Harrison Ford, is a replicant. Blade Runner 2049 leaves room for argument, says fan Adam Frank. (Image credit: Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
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Harvey Weinstein and the Power of Celebrity Exceptionalism “When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.” That was Donald Trump, in 2005, explaining the world and its workings to Access Hollywood ’s Billy Bush. Both men were celebrities, but one was a bigger celebrity than the other; both were powerful, but one was more powerful than the other; both were connected to the American presidency , but one—through having toyed with seeking the
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Gutters teem with inconspicuous lifeScientists have shown that Parisian street gutters are oases of microscopic life, home to microalgae, fungi, sponges, and mollusks. Grouped into communities, these microorganisms may help clean rainwater and urban waste by decomposing solid debris and pollutants. A deeper understanding of the role and composition of these communities could help elucidate the services rendered by gutter ecosystems.
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'Roadmap' to aid osteoporosis treatment developmentScientists have developed a molecular model that may provide a new framework for improving the design of osteoporosis treatments.
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Genetic clues to spinal stenosisA new study indicates that certain genetic changes are linked with an increased risk of developing lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the open spaces in the lower spine that can lead to pain in the legs when individuals walk.
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Worms reveal secrets of agingInvestigators have identified a new molecular pathway that controls lifespan and healthspan in worms and mammals. Researchers have shown that worms with excess levels of certain proteins lived longer and healthier than normal worms. In addition, mice with excess levels of these proteins demonstrated a delay in blood vessel dysfunction associated with aging. The study has major implications for our
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Horses bred to look like cartoons are part of a worrying trendA colt with googly eyes and a very "dished" head is the latest example of a trend for animals with "cute" looks that raise health risks, says Danny Chambers
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Driverless cars could let you choose who survives in a crashThe question of who a driverless car should save in an accident is a thorny one. Letting car owners choose for themselves could be an easy way out
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Wildfires are ruining California's wines Nexus Media News Not the smoky flavor you want. Smoke from wildfires is changing the flavor of California wines.
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Photos of the Week: 10/7–10/13 Wildfires rage across northern California, the World Solar Challenge race in Australia, a show by the Swiss Air Force in the Alps, Puerto Ricans are still struggling to recover, an observation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and much more.
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A Brief History of Bat-Marriage Image: DC Comics. Batman #79 art by Dick Sprang and Charles Paris. Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle are engaged , and wedding bells on the horizon promise one of the most fundamental changes to the Bat-canon we’ve ever seen. Or it should be, if this wasn’t an idea DC has plumbed since the earliest days of the Dark Knight. But even then, Batman’s history of marriage is a bit more complex than just repe
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How Many Deaths Is Cheap Chicken Worth? A common belief that regulations are a burden on businesses is challenged by Maryn McKenna’s book Big Chicken . Read More
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Deadspin Panthers Fan Sucker-Punches Old Man | Jezebel Blake Lively Was Sexually Harassed By a Makeu Deadspin Panthers Fan Sucker-Punches Old Man | Jezebel Blake Lively Was Sexually Harassed By a Makeup Artist, Says ‘Nothing’ Happened After Reporting It | Splinter High Schoolers Get Homecoming Canceled After Pulling Racist Anti-Native Stunt | Earther Renamed ‘Negro Bill’ Canyon Spotlights U.S. Legacy of Fucked Up Geographic Names | Very Smart Brothas 20 Things We Pretend to Love That We Need to
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Study shows proteins may prevent dysfunction and disease by relaxingA team of University of Chicago and Notre Dame researchers used simulations and X-rays to conclude that disordered proteins remain unfolded and expanded as they float loose in the cytoplasm of a cell. The answer affects how we envision the movement of a protein through its life -- essential for understanding how proteins fold, what goes wrong during disorders and disease and how to model their beh
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The Evolution of a Scientific American Graphic: Pregnancy in ProgressWhen we return to a topic where the research has advanced, our visual explanations need to be updated accordingly -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NASA Satellite Reveals Source of El Niño–Fueled Carbon Dioxide SpikeThe OCO 2 mission serendipitously coincided with one of the strongest El Niños on record -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Wolf Puppies Are Adorable. Then Comes the Call of the Wild.No matter how you raise a wolf, you can’t turn it into a dog. To find out why, scientists have to spend a lot of time cuddling and testing puppies.
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How Did Wolves Become Dogs?Scientists aren’t entirely sure how wolves evolved into dogs, but new research into the genetic and social behavior of wolf pups may offer some clues.
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Q&A: During Storms, Most Animals Take Shelter. But Some Birds Take Flight.Some birds and animals found shelter during recent hurricanes, but many will struggle to live in a changed environment.
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Australian defense firm was hacked and F-35 data stolen, DOD confirms Enlarge (credit: Royal Australian Air Force) The Australian Cyber Security Centre noted in its just-issued 2017 Threat Report that a small Australian defense company "with contracting links to national security projects" had been the victim of a cyber-espionage attack detected last November. "ACSC analysis confirmed that the adversary had sustained access to the network for an extended period of
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Image of the Day: Brand New BowelUsing human stems cells and segments of rat intestines, scientists engineer bowels that are capable of absorbing nutrients.
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Napa Fire Photo of the Week: Hell Descends on California Wine CountryThe fires in northern California have consumed more than 200,000 acres since Sunday.
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Facebook Can't Stop Doing Too Many Things Image: Gizmodo If you’ve been wondering why you couldn’t order food without leaving Facebook, you’re in luck. Facebook just launched this very feature and it sounds simply awful. Remember when Facebook was just a utility that helped you find your friends’ email addresses? We were such dorks back then. The post announcing this previously tested food ordering feature details a truly dreadful presen
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Here's the Best Deal We've Seen On Netgear's Battery-Powered Arlo Security Cameras Netgear’s new Arlo home security system is a lot like Nest Cam, except the cameras can run off battery power, so you really can stick them anywhere. If that sounds like something you’re looking for, Amazon will sell you a refurbished 5-camera starter kit for $360. For context, this refurb kit usually costs $430, and the equivalent new set is a whopping $550, so I’m comfortable calling this the be
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The Underclass Origins of the Little Black Dress Last week, Sotheby’s auctioned off 140 little black dresses. The event, “ Les Petites Robes Noires, 1921–2010 ,” featured vintage dresses collected by the fashion antiquarian Didier Ludot . A dazzling mix of silk faille, velvet, jersey, and tulle—all in black—cut simple silhouettes. The collection included iconic pieces from Chanel, Givenchy, and Hermès. The more expensive lots fetched over 20,00
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Pals Before Gals: Young Men Prefer 'Bromance' to RomanceFor some young heterosexual men, a "bromance," or close male friendship, is more emotionally satisfying than a romantic relationship with a woman, a new, small study from England suggests.
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NASA sounding rocket instrument spots signatures of long-sought small solar flaresLike most solar sounding rockets, the second flight of the FOXSI instrument -- short for Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager -- lasted 15 minutes, with just six minutes of data collection. But in that short time, the cutting-edge instrument found the best evidence to date of a phenomenon scientists have been seeking for years: signatures of tiny solar flares that could help explain the mysterious e
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When the Larsen C ice shelf broke, it exposed a hidden worldScientists plan urgent missions to visit the world the Larsen C iceberg left behind.
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Here's How to Fix But Not Nix the Iran Deal Two years ago, I urged senators to vote “no” on the Iran nuclear deal. My goal was not to have them scrap the accord, which had numerous positive benefits, but to give President Barack Obama leverage to repair its serious flaws. “No,” I argued, “doesn’t necessarily mean ‘no, never.’ It can also mean ‘not now, not this way.’ It may be the best way to get to ‘yes.’” The idea of “nix to fix”—not to
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Don’t drink your bath water – Epsom salts, liver damage, and naturopathsWhat's the harm of naturopathy? How about Epsom salt-induced liver damage?
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Pythons are invading Florida. Meet the scientists fighting back. Animals Betrayal, sex pheromones, and a lot of snake wrestling. Invasive Burmese pythons have been plaguing Florida for more than 15 years, and now scientists are stepping up the fight.
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Augmented tongue ultrasound for speech therapyResearchers have developed a system that can display the movements of our own tongues in real time. These movements are processed by a machine learning algorithm that controls an 'articulatory talking head.' This avatar shows the tongue, palate and teeth, which are usually hidden inside the vocal tract.
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Surgeries performed later in the day have more complicationsA new study finds that patients who undergo a neurosurgical procedure with surgical start times between 9 pm and 7 am are at an increased risk of developing complications compared to patients with a surgical start time earlier in the day.
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Spin current detection in quantum materials unlocks potential for alternative electronicsA new method that precisely measures the mysterious behavior and magnetic properties of electrons flowing across the surface of quantum materials could open a path to next-generation electronics. A team of scientists has developed an innovative microscopy technique to detect the spin of electrons in topological insulators, a new kind of quantum material that could be used in applications such as s
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Solar research: On the generation of solar spicules and Alfvenic wavesCombining computer observations and simulations, a new model shows that the presence of neutrals in the gas facilitates the magnetic fields to penetrate through the surface of the Sun producing the spicules.
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Making healthier decisions, step by stepFor 10 days, scientists posted signs at the bottom of a set of airport stairs and escalators encouraging them to take the stairs. They found when the signs were present, people were about twice as likely to use the stairs.
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Combination of El Niño 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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Wisconsin board to discuss Foxconn contract in privateWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's job-creation agency is set to meet behind closed doors next week to continue discussions on a contract with Foxconn Technology Group.
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Scientists unveil 'roadmap' to aid osteoporosis treatment developmentUsing advanced mass spectrometry technology, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a molecular model that may provide a new framework for improving the design of osteoporosis treatments.
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UK raids uncover suspected suppliers of deadly diet drug Exclusive: US bodybuilding star and an ex-conman are linked to UK sales of the toxic diet drug DNP following searches on premises in Cumbria A series of raids in northern England has uncovered an operation suspected of selling a deadly fat-burning chemical used by bodybuilders that has killed eight young people in Britain in the last two years. Around 11 kilos of the chemical 2,4-dinitrophenol, k
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Scripps Florida scientists unveil 'roadmap' to aid osteoporosis treatment developmentScientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a molecular model that may provide a new framework for improving the design of osteoporosis treatments.
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Insight into the challenges and contributions of nurse bioethicistsNurse bioethicists are a small but special subset of the nursing profession and bioethics community, focusing on the moral complexities that arise in clinical care, research, and health policy.
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How Do You Even Pilot a 450 MPH RC Plane? GIF We’ve seen remote control airplanes powered by tiny jet engines before. But what’s mind-blowing about this particular RC craft is that it weighs just 17 pounds but can blast through the skies at an astonishing 450 miles per hour , making you wonder how any human has the reflexes needed to keep this thing from crashing. Launched by an elastic band catapult, the delta-wing RC plane needs to be
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California Blazes Are Part Of A Larger And Hotter Picture, Fire Researchers Say The wildfires in California's wine country are coming in the midst of a near-record fire season nationwide. Researchers say a warming climate is a factor. (Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Sex addiction isn’t an illness, treating it as one is a bad ideaHarvey Weinstein is being treated for sex addiction, but many health professionals say it isn't a real illness and addiction-style therapy doesn't help
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Atrazine alters the sex ratio in Blanchard's cricket frogsA study found that Blanchard's cricket frogs are highly sensitive to atrazine. When exposed, there were up to 55 percent fewer males than females compared with the control group, indicating that atrazine can affect the sex ratio. However, cricket frog populations do persist in areas with widespread atrazine application, despite reports of range contractions for enigmatic reasons.
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New headway in desalination technologyEngineers 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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Livestock grazing management compatible with nesting greater sage-grouseA new study looks at whether management of livestock grazing may help protect sagebrush and birds that depend on it.
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Lead fishing tackle may be threatening loon populationsA new study reveals the devastating effects of lead fishing tackle on loon populations.
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World Bank: 1.1 bn people 'invisible', lacking official identityOver 1.1 billion people mainly in Asia and Africa lack official proof of identity that would get them access to public health care, education and finance, according to the World Bank.
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Deterring drones from ballparks and botanical gardensTo study how an outdoor public space might shoo away unwanted drone aircraft, researchers from Duke University are teaming up with the Durham Bulls and the Sarah P. Duke Gardens to develop a set of affordable and aesthetic guidelines for deterring drones.
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Five rad and random candy-making kits I found this week Gadgets The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 26. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are ingenious or clever or ridiculously cheap. Below, some tasty DIY candy kits for Halloween fun.
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Gutters teem with inconspicuous lifeScientists have shown that Parisian street gutters are oases of microscopic life, home to microalgae, fungi, sponges, and mollusks. Grouped into communities, these microorganisms may help clean rainwater and urban waste by decomposing solid debris and pollutants. A deeper understanding of the role and composition of these communities could help elucidate the services rendered by gutter ecosystems.
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Study identifies genetic clues to spinal stenosisA new study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research indicates that certain genetic changes are linked with an increased risk of developing lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the open spaces in the lower spine that can lead to pain in the legs when individuals walk.
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Worms reveal secrets of agingInvestigators have identified a new molecular pathway that controls lifespan and healthspan in worms and mammals. In a Nature Communications study published today, researchers showed that worms with excess levels of certain proteins lived longer and healthier than normal worms. In addition, mice with excess levels of these proteins demonstrated a delay in blood vessel dysfunction associated with a
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Melting ice makes the sea around Greenland less salineFor the first time, ocean data from Northeast Greenland reveals the long-term impact of the melting of the Greenland ice sheet. The observed increase in freshwater content will affect the conditions in all Greenland fjords and may ultimately affect the global ocean currents that keep Europe warm.
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First atomic structure from cryo-EM facilityResearchers have outlined a 3-D atomic structure of the ion channel found in mammals that is implicated in a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease in humans.
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Space radiation won't stop NASA's human explorationWhile it's true that space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, it's also true that NASA is developing technologies and countermeasures to ensure a safe and successful journey to the red planet.
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DISTRO: Researchers create digital objects from incomplete 3D dataDepth sensors, such as those of the Microsoft Kinect, are very powerful, but unfortunately they do not work equally well on all materials, which leads to noisy data or even missing measurements.
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Learning and staying in shape key to longer lifespan, study findsPeople who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogram of weight they carry, research suggests. A major study has also found that education leads to a longer life, with almost a year added for each year spent studying beyond school.
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Spin current detection in quantum materials unlocks potential for alternative electronicsA new method that precisely measures the mysterious behavior and magnetic properties of electrons flowing across the surface of quantum materials could open a path to next-generation electronics.
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Trump's Iran Strategy Would Be Smart—If He Were Credible President Donald Trump’s October 13 Iran announcement qualifies as maybe his least abnormal national-security action. On Iran—unlike almost any other national security issue—Trump has overseen something like a policy debate, arriving at something like an intermediate position. The Iran deal will not be canceled, it will be continued. At the same time, new actions will be taken to deal with urgent
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After second bungle, IRS suspends Equifax’s “taxpayer identity” contract Enlarge (credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images) Last week we brought news that the Internal Revenue Service awarded a $7.2 million contract to Equifax to allow Equifax to "verify taxpayer identity." The contract was awarded days after Equifax announced it had exposed the personal data, including Social Security numbers, of about 145 million people. The tax-collecting agency is now temporarily suspending
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Pumping liquid metal at 1,400°C opens the door for better solar thermal systems Christopher Moore, Georgia Tech Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford, and Purdue University have built a ceramic mechanical pump that can move liquid metal as hot as 1,673K (that is, about 1,400 degrees Celsius). Usually, the temperature of liquid metals that you can pump tends to cap out at 1,300K (1,027 degrees Celsius) because there are few pump-building materials tha
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New report calls for national review of Intersex, DSD medical and social treatment in UK'...person-centred care models support the child's long-term wellbeing, rather than making its body conform to rigid ideas of what a male or female body should look like...'
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New study demonstrates importance of studying sleep and eating in tandemA new study offers important insights into possible links between sleep and hunger.
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Augmented tongue ultrasound for speech therapyResearchers have developed a system that can display the movements of our own tongues in real time. These movements are processed by a machine learning algorithm that controls an 'articulatory talking head.' This avatar shows the tongue, palate and teeth, which are usually hidden inside the vocal tract. This "visual biofeedback" system, which ought to be easier to understand and therefore should p
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Spin current detection in quantum materials unlocks potential for alternative electronicsA new method that precisely measures the mysterious behavior and magnetic properties of electrons flowing across the surface of quantum materials could open a path to next-generation electronics. A team of scientists has developed an innovative microscopy technique to detect the spin of electrons in topological insulators, a new kind of quantum material that could be used in applications such as s
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New method creates liver bioscaffolds with intact ECM for reseeding and transplantationResearchers have reported a method for successfully removing the cellular material from whole human livers while retaining the organ's three-dimensional structure and extracellular matrix (ECM) components.
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Huge spike in global carbon emissions linked to El NinoA huge spike in carbon emissions seen in the past couple of years has puzzled scientists, since there was no evidence of a rise in human activities, like fossil fuel burning, that might explain it.
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Facebook beefs up food delivery options from its appFacebook on Friday announced a new feature to make it easier for users to order meals from nearby restaurants and service providers without leaving the social network.
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Rick Perry Wants to Bail Out the Coal Industry WASHINGTON, D.C.—If the United States is going to have even a chance of meeting its climate-change goals under the Paris Agreement, there are few actions more pressing than taking coal plants offline. Coal-burning power plants emit more heat-trapping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than any other part of the electricity sector. It’s been widely reported that coal is inexorably on its way out—t
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You Think With the World, Not Just Your Brain As always, a horror film managed to express the idea before the scientists ever could, and in better, more visceral terms. “The television screen,” the haunting image of Brian O’Blivion tells us in David Cronenberg’s 1983 classic Videodrome , “is the retina of the mind's eye. Therefore, the television screen is part of the physical structure of the brain.” So far, so much media theory: secondhand
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What's in the Cup? [Booze, Probably] Image: Steam Cuphead . It’s a game people were excited about for a long time, and I hear it’s great. But there’s something that’s been bothering me about the titular protagonist and his co-op buddy Mugman: what’s inside their tiny cartoon heads? We as humans are separated from most life on Earth through our ability to make tools, and for those tools to have specific uses. A cup holds liquids. A m
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On the generation of solar spicules and Alfvenic wavesCombining computer observations and simulations, a new model shows that the presence of neutrals in the gas facilitates the magnetic fields to penetrate through the surface of the Sun producing the spicules. In this study, led by an astrophysicist who studied at the University of La Laguna, participated the Swedish Solar Telescope of the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in La Palma.
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Astronomers find potential solution into how planets formThe quest to discover how planets found in the far reaches of the universe are born has taken a new, crucial twist.
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Atrazine alters the sex ration in Blanchard's cricket frogsA study published recently in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry found that Blanchard's cricket frogs are highly sensitive to atrazine. When exposed, there were up to 55% fewer males than females compared with the control group, indicating that atrazine can affect the sex ratio. However, cricket frog populations do persist in areas with widespread atrazine application, despite reports of range
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Study reveals complex biology, gender differences, in kidney cancerA new study is believed to be the first to describe the unique role of androgens in kidney cancer, and it suggests that a new approach to treatment, targeting the androgen receptor (AR), is worth further investigation. The study shows that in renal cell carcinoma androgen signaling can either stimulate or suppress tumor cells' movement and invasion to different locations in the body.
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Trump Names Former Texas Regulator as White House Environmental AdviserKathleen Hartnett White, who has called global warming a “dogma” and clean energy “parasitic,” was nominated to lead the Council on Environmental Quality.
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5 things we learned from Waymo’s big self-driving car report Enlarge (credit: Waymo) Waymo just dropped a 43-page white paper called the Waymo Safety Report that provides a wealth of new details about Waymo's vision for the self-driving car product the company is getting ready to launch. Officially, the document is a regulatory filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has encouraged— but not yet required —the makers of self-dri
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Intense Methane Rainstorms Carve Titan’s Icy Surface Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. This is how the moon would look if its thick, hazy atmosphere was removed. (Image: NASA/Cassini) If you were soaring above the surface of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, you’d see mountains, rivers, lakes, and seas, but you might also run into a monsoon-like rainstorm. Severe weather doesn’t happen very often on Titan, but new research suggests than when it does, the s
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Scientists reveal the relationship between sugar, cancerA nine-year joint research project has led to a crucial breakthrough in cancer research. Scientists have clarified how the Warburg effect, a phenomenon in which cancer cells rapidly break down sugars, stimulates tumor growth. This discovery provides evidence for a positive correlation between sugar and cancer, which may have far-reaching impacts on tailor-made diets for cancer patients.
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Purple power: Synthetic 'purple membranes' transform sunlight to hydrogen fuelA new way has been found to produce solar fuels by developing “synthetic purple membranes.” These membranes involve an assembly of lipid nanodiscs, man-made proteins, and semiconducting nanoparticles that, when taken together, can transform sunlight into hydrogen fuel.
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Wildlife in the ditches need a detox cureWhen it's raining on the roads, slops of road dust and contaminants drain into the road trenches. What does it do to wildlife living by the road?
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Cold molecules on collision courseUsing a new cooling technique scientists succeed at observing collisions in a dense beam of cold and slow dipolar molecules.
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Restless legs syndrome study identifies 13 new genetic risk variantsA new study into the genetics underlying restless legs syndrome has identified 13 previously-unknown genetic risk variants, while helping inform potential new treatment options for the condition.
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Halting liver cancer with a sugar look-a-likeResearchers have discovered a way to prevent the spread of cancer in the liver. 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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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. Researchers 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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Caution in use of courtroom evidence presentation methods urgedTwo 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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Magic mushroom extract changes brains of people with depressionPsilocybin, a hallucinogenic compound found in magic mushrooms, may help re-set the activity of neural circuits in the brain that are involved in depression
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What Not To Expect from a Palestinian Unity Deal The scene was all too familiar: A group of Palestinian men from rival factions Hamas and Fatah, plus a representative of a brotherly Arab country acting as interlocutor, all huddled on a small podium shaking hands before an even larger crowd of journalists. On Thursday, an agreement was signed between the two parties, putting an end to a longstanding schism and ushering in a new era of unity in P
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Now There’s an IQ Test for Siri and FriendsA new artificial intelligence test could tell us which digital assistant is the smartest.
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How Power Grid Hacks Work, and When You Should PanicAfter months of reports of energy grid breaches, time to distinguish the elite intrusions from just another spearphishing attack.
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Astronomers find potential solution into how planets formThe quest to discover how planets found in the far reaches of the universe are born has taken a new, crucial twist.
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Study finds surgeries performed later in the day have more complicationsA new study published in Neurosurgery finds that patients who undergo a neurosurgical procedure with surgical start times between 9 pm and 7 am are at an increased risk of developing complications compared to patients with a surgical start time earlier in the day.
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On the generation of solar spicules and Alfvenic wavesCombining computer observations and simulations, a new model shows that the presence of neutrals in the gas facilitates the magnetic fields to penetrate through the surface of the Sun producing the spicules. In this study, led by an astrophysicist who studied at the University of La Laguna, participated the Swedish Solar Telescope of the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in La Palma.
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Scientists reveal the relationship between sugar and cancerA nine-year joint research project conducted by VIB, KU Leuven and VUB has led to a crucial breakthrough in cancer research. Scientists have clarified how the Warburg effect, a phenomenon in which cancer cells rapidly break down sugars, stimulates tumor growth. This discovery provides evidence for a positive correlation between sugar and cancer, which may have far-reaching impacts on tailor-made d
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Atrazine alters the sex ration in Blanchard's cricket frogsA study published recently in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry found that Blanchard's cricket frogs are highly sensitive to atrazine. When exposed, there were up to 55 percent fewer males than females compared with the control group, indicating that atrazine can affect the sex ratio. However, cricket frog populations do persist in areas with widespread atrazine application, despite reports o
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Here's What We Know about Wildfires and Climate ChangeScientists think that global warming may already be influencing fire seasons -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Does size matter? Bigger cod fish contain more mercuryThe levels of mercury in the Oslofjord cod has increased over the last 30 years, despite reduced emissions of this toxic element. In the same period, the average size of sampled cod has increased. Are the elevated levels of mercury simply a result of larger cod?
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Scientists uncover a centuries-old case of mistaken identity in the Chesapeake BayScientists recently discovered that some jellyfish in the Bay are quite different from their ocean cousins. This led scientists to declare them as two different species.
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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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Thunderstorm activity is highest at foot of the ZugspitzeThose who are afraid of thunderstorms should move to Kiel, whereas those who do not feel threatened by thunder and lightning should settle in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, because average thunderstorm activity is lowest in the city in Northern Germany and highest in the city in Bavaria, report scientists who evaluated data on thunderstorm occurrences.
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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 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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Novel mechanism protects mitochondrial DNAResearchers 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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Scientists Measure Furthest Part of Milky Way Yet Image: ESO/ Y. Beletsky /Wikimedia Commons This might come as a surprise, but we don’t really know what our own galaxy looks like. We can only see it from our lonely point in space, and we can’t leave it to get a picture from up above. Scientists want to change that—and they’re getting closer. A team of researchers in the United States and Germany are now reporting the deepest look into our Milky
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How a Quarter of Cow DNA Came From Reptiles Imagine if a word in a book—say, bubble—had the ability to magically copy itself, and paste those copies elsewhere in the text. Eventually, you might bubble end up bubble bubble with bubble bubble bubble sentences bubble bubble bubble bubble like these. This is exactly what happens in our genomes. There are genes known as retrotransposons that can copy themselves and paste the duplicates in other
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Trump Keeps Passing the Buck to Congress Bill Clinton fought Congress tooth and nail, from shutdowns to impeachment. George W. Bush boasted that he was “ the decider .” Barack Obama groused that if lawmakers were unwilling to take actions he wanted, he would take up his “ pen and phone. ” Donald Trump, however, is more than willing to let Congress act. Of all the norms that he has upended in his short tenure as president, Trump’s willin
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The Questions Raised By Trump's Iran Deal Decision Updated at 1:13 p.m. After months of speculation, here’s the Trump administration’s policy toward the nuclear deal with Iran, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: “We will stay in the JCPOA, but the president will decertify under INARA,” said Rex Tillerson, the U.S. secretary of state, referring to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act. What this essentially means is that the JCPOA is
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GM Mosquitoes Closer to Release in U.S.The EPA is now in charge of regulating the use of Oxitec's strain of Aedes aegypti, genetically engineered to reduce populations of the insects.
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Sperm age calculator tells men how decrepit their sperm areAn epigenetic calculator can assess a man’s sperm, guessing how old he is, and revealing how badly smoking may have damaged his gonads
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Friday's Top Deals: Lenovo Thinkpad, LG OLED TV, Leaf Blower, and More We kick off this Friday the 13th with scary-good deals on refurbished Lenovo Thinkpads, a LG OLED TV , a home security camera , a leaf blower , and more. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Refurb Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11E , $189-$227 It’s not often that Amazon features a laptop as one of its deals of the day, so anyone who uses a desktop at home or w
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Lab notes: from missing matter to magic mushrooms, this week's mindblowing science Obviously to a scientifically-minded human like myself, the news that astronomers have found half of the missing matter in the universe initially conjured up images of odd socks and lost car keys. It’s a little more complex than that, it seems: the findings could potentially resolve one of cosmology’s most perplexing problems. Scientists have also discovered that dwarf planet Haumea, a rugby ball
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An Apple Genetically Engineered to Never Brown Will Hit Stores This Fall Image: Okanagan Specialty Fruits Last week at the biotech conference SynBioBeta, I swiped one of Okanagan Specialty Fruits’ Arctic Apples and put it in my purse. The Arctic Apple is the first genetically engineered apple, modified so that when it is cut, it doesn’t turn an unappetizing shade of brown. When I got home, I sliced it up and stuck it in the fridge. A day later, it was still the same f
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T-Mobile Dials Back Major 'Un-carrier' Perk Photo: Getty After years of floundering , T-Mobile has become a real threat to Verizon and AT&T by offering options that the latter carriers didn’t. One of those options was the Mobile Without Borders plan that provided unlimited LTE data when customers traveled to Canada or Mexico. But now, the “Un-carrier” has announced the end of that deal. Starting on November 12th, the Mobile Without Bor
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Higher dose of vitamin D increases bone density in premature babies, study findsIf the standard supplementation of 400 IUs of vitamin D is increased to 800 IUs daily there are reductions in the number of premature and preterm babies with extremely low bone density, new research has found.
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There's no such thing as clean coal Energy It's not an industry we should save. The clean power plant promised to reduce carbon emissions, deaths associated with pollution and provide cheaper energy. Here's why the EPA killed it.
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Rumors Say Apple's iPhone X Launch Will Be Screwed by Delays—What's Really Going on? Image: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo This week, Nikkei reported that the difficulty of producing the 3D sensors that power facial recognition in the highly anticipated iPhone X is leading to manufacturing delays. This could ultimately lead to shortages when pre-orders for the device open on October 27th. If it feels like you’ve heard this story before, that’s because you have. The Wall Street Journal report
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Samsung Electronics CEO resigns, says company is in “unprecedented crisis” Enlarge (credit: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images) Samsung will lose another major executive soon. Shortly after posting the company's third quarter financial results, CEO and Vice Chairman of Samsung Electronics Oh-Hyun Kwon announced he is leaving the company in March 2018. In a letter to employees, Kwon offered a statement: It is something I had been thinking long and hard about for quite some ti
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Prepare for larger, longer wildfires Climate change makes land management more urgent than ever, says Kathie Dello. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22821
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Online school wants to train arts students in cybersecurityThere aren’t enough people with the skills to defend computer systems, so a training platform is looking beyond techies
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Austria to sue over Hungary nuclear plant expansionAustria said Friday it would launch a lawsuit against the European Union's approval of the Russian-financed expansion of a nuclear plant in Hungary.
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The melting ice makes the sea around Greenland less salineFor the first time, ocean data from Northeast Greenland reveals the long-term impact of the melting of the Greenland ice sheet. The observed increase in freshwater content will affect the conditions in all Greenland fjords and may ultimately affect the global ocean currents that keep Europe warm.
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Researchers create digital objects from incomplete 3-D dataUsing special cameras, it is now possible to capture real objects digitally. Nonetheless, they run into trouble if for example some parts are hidden by others. Computer scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, together with colleagues from the US semiconductor manufacturer Intel and the Intel Visual Computing Institute at Saarland University, have developed a method that can recon
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Sounding out women for a career in the audio industryWomen will take a major step forward in the electronic music industry thanks to pioneering projects underway at Lancaster University.
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PC Shadow of War players cheat to get around loot box grind Enlarge / Note the "9999999" Mirian that allows for infinite loot box purchases. The presence of randomized "loot boxes" in games has received renewed critical attention of late, with aggregator OpenCritic planning to flag the controversial business model on its site's review collections. Now, some gamers are using a glitch to get around part of the loot box grind in the recently released Middle-
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How to Spot Fake Photos on the Web Image: Shutterstock/Gizmodo Take a moment before you reshare that hilarious or terrifying image on your favorite social media channel of choice—is it, in fact, as authentic as it first appears ? From political scenes to shark invasions , the web is rife with fake photos thanks to easy-to-use image editing tools and gullible viewers. Here’s how to make sure you don’t get caught out. The tell-tale
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What makes a mass shooting count as terrorism? The Las Vegas mass shooting is the deadliest in modern American history—but was it terrorism? It’s important to distinguish mass shootings and acts of terrorism, says Martha Crenshaw, an expert on terrorism and a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies’ Center for International Security and Cooperation and a professor of political science at Stanford University. He
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A gamma ray burst observed in unprecedented detailA study which is published in Nature magazine with observations from the robotic telescope MASTER-IAC at the Teide Observatory will help to clear up some unknown factors in the initial phase and the evolution of the huge jets of matter and energy which form as a consequence of these explosions, which are the most powerful in the universe.
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Researchers develop 4-in-1 smart utilities plant custom-made for tropical climateA research breakthrough achieved by a team led by Associate Professor Ernest Chua from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering could pave the way for a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective way of producing key essentials for daily living - electricity, water, air-conditioning and heat. This novel system is suitable for h
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3-D atomic structure of TRPML1 ion channel publishedUT Southwestern Medical Center researchers today published a 3-D atomic structure of the ion channel found in mammals that is implicated in a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease in humans. The work marks the first such structure determined using the university's $17 million cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) facility that opened last year.
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The Roku Streaming Stick+ Is Too Good to Be This Small and Cheap All photos: Adam Clark Estes / Gizmodo It feels like we’re leaving the world of set-top boxes as we know them behind. For one, few people own a TV big enough that you could actually put a box on top of it—that’s been true for a long time. The box itself has also dwindled down to a dongle, a handy little thing that disappears behind the screen. These HDMI sticks have been a bit weak in the past, s
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An Anarchist Is Teaching Patients to Make Their Own MedicationsThe goal is to build a DIY movement to undercut high drug prices -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A range of substances with antitumor properties was synthesized at RUDN UniversityScientists from RUDN University have synthesized a number of new cytotoxic substances - the ones that can damage cells. In the future the results of the study can be used in cancer therapy. The compounds were obtained by domino reaction, a successive formation of several new chemical bonds. The study was published in the Synthesis journal
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What is the scope of neurological diseases in the world today?Globally, the burden of neurological disorders (Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, epilepsy etc) has increased substantially over the past 25 years. This problem is the topic of a recent report by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) international project, which was published in The Lancet. One of its participants is Vasily Vlassov, Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Hig
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Inserting a cannula into a veinPatients who are given a local anesthetic before having a venous cannula inserted have a clearly reduced sensation of pain when larger gauge cannulas are used. Compared with intradermal lidocaine infusion, the use of vapocoolant spray has the advantage that the rate of venepuncture failures is lower. This is the conclusion reached by Dirk Rüsch and coauthors from Marburg University based on a rand
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Hide Nazis With This Twitter Setting Photo by Cogiati Twitter, a social media site that verifies Nazis , is legally required to hide Nazi content and symbols in Germany and France. You can take advantage of this without moving to Germany. Twitter user Christa Peterson discovered that you can just tell Twitter you’re in Germany, and it will try to hide Nazi accounts and tweets: Twitter lists these instructions on a support page , but
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Usutu virus is back: Not only in blackbirds but also in humansUsutu virus, a flavivirus of African origin, was first detected in Austria in 2001, when it caused a severe bird die-off, mainly of blackbirds. The virus was active in the eastern part of Austria until 2005, killing many blackbirds, but also other songbirds. During 10 subsequent years no Usutu virus associated bird mortality was observed in Austria -- contrary to neighboring Hungary. Last year Usu
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One gene can both cause and prevent Alzheimer’s damage A single gene presents a good news/bad news scenario for treating Alzheimer’s disease, report researchers. A major player in Alzheimer’s, mutations of the gene TREM2 can substantially raise a person’s risk of developing the disease. In the early stages of the disease, high-risk TREM2 variants can hobble the immune system’s ability to protect the brain from amyloid beta, a key protein associated w
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An Artist Whose Mentors Are Scientists Dianna Cohen, an artist and environmentalist, remembers well how her hometown of Los Angeles changed in the 1970s when local grocery stores started offering plastic bags in addition to paper ones. During her family’s frequent trips to the beach, she could see the effect of that shift on the surrounding environment—something that inspired her to use plastic materials in her visual-art projects in
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Samsung Electronics CEO to Mysteriously Resign Amid Record Profits Samsung CEO Kwon Oh-hyun (Image: Samsung) In the year since the Galaxy Note 7 debacle , Samsung has had to work hard to get its business back on track. However, thanks to devices like the Galaxy S8 and the recent Galaxy Note 8 along with thriving component sales, the company is now forecasting record profits, eclipsing even those of its biggest rival , Apple. But just when it seemed things were p
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The revolutionary power of diverse thought | Elif Shafak"From populist demagogues, we will learn the indispensability of democracy," says novelist Elif Shafak. "From isolationists, we will learn the need for global solidarity. And from tribalists, we will learn the beauty of cosmopolitanism." A native of Turkey, Shafak has experienced firsthand the devastation that a loss of diversity can bring -- and she knows the revolutionary power of plurality in r
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A gamma ray burst observed in unprecedented detailA study which will be published tomorrow in Nature magazine and in which IAC researchers have participated, with observations from the robotic telescope MASTER-IAC at the Teide Observatory will help to clear up some unknown factors in the initial phase and the evolution of the huge jets of matter and energy which form as a consequence of these explosions, which are the most powerful in the univers
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Science: Ambassadors from distant galaxiesCosmic rays of very high energy have their origin outside of our own galaxy, the Milky Way. This is suggested by a study of the angles of incidence of more than 30,000 particles at the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina, which is now reported in the Science journal. This finding of the KIT-managed largest experiment measuring cosmic rays worldwide is another important step on the way towards an
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Intense storms batter Saturn's largest moon, UCLA scientists reportTitan, the largest of Saturn's more than 60 moons, has surprisingly intense rainstorms, a team of UCLA planetary scientists and geologists reports in the journal Nature Geoscience.
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The melting ice makes the sea around Greenland less salineFor the first time, ocean data from Northeast Greenland reveals the long-term impact of the melting of the Greenland ice sheet. The observed increase in freshwater content will affect the conditions in all Greenland fjords and may ultimately affect the global ocean currents that keep Europe warm.
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Lefty Snail Jeremy Has Died, Bringing a Heartwarming Story to an End Jeremy with a baby snail (Image: Angus Davidson) Left-handedness has its challenges during human childhood. You can’t use most scissors, coaches have difficulty teaching you how to use a tennis racket, and sitting at usually right-handed desks causes strain on your back. But things were much harder for Jeremy, the incredibly rare lefty snail who couldn’t find love. Now, Jeremy is dead. After winn
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Transportminister gentager: Transport- og klimapolitik er to forskellige tingI et samråd fredag forsøgte Alternativet at få transportminister Ole Birk Olesen (LA) til at forholde sig til sammenhængen mellem transportpolitik og klimakrav. »Vi skal ikke føre klimapolitik ved at lave køer på motorvejen,« svarede ministeren.
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Holland: Windows 10 bryder databeskyttelses-lovenDet hollandske datatilsyn konkluderer, at Microsoft indsamler for mange private data, uden brugerne ved, hvad de bliver brugt til.
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Børn stresser: 3 nemme råd til at undgå børnestressMobilspil, sociale medier og lektier kan gøre selv de yngste skolebørn stressede. Fysioterapeut giver gode råd om, hvordan forældre forhindrer det.
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Mindhunter Probes America's Obsession With Serial Killers One of the welcome moments of comedy in Mindhunter , David Fincher’s new Netflix series about FBI profilers, follows a prison visit. Agent Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) is interviewing Edmund Kemper, a real-life serial killer (played by Cameron Britton) who was named “the co-ed killer” after he abducted and murdered a series of female college students in California. Kemper calmly notes the contras
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IRS Suspends $7 Million Contract After Equifax Screws Up for the Umpteenth Time Photo: AP The IRS announced late Thursday night that it has temporarily suspended a $7.25 million contract with Equifax to help verify taxpayers’ identities when creating accounts on the agency’s website, citing “new information available today.” That “new information” presumably concerned the Equifax webpage which was recently discovered to be redirecting users to download adware . Yesterday, th
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Some Haitian moms have to choose: work or breastfeed New mothers in poor urban communities may feel the necessity to work and have a measure of food security rather than trying to find the time and ability for exclusive breastfeeding, research in Haiti finds. “Poor women and their families in the Petite Anse area of Cap Haitien, Haiti, face serious challenges due to poverty,” says lead author Carolyn Lesorogol, professor and associate dean for glob
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Usutu virus is back -- not only in blackbirds but also in humansDuring 10 subsequent years no Usutu virus associated bird mortality was observed in Austria - contrary to neighboring Hungary. Last year Usutu virus was identified again in two blackbirds - and in 2017 already in sixteen songbirds. A research team of the Vetmeduni Vienna investigated the virus strains involved. In another study Usutu virus was demonstrated in seven human blood donations from easte
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Achieving high-value chemical diversity for the pharmaceutical artificial intelligenceInsilico Medicine is adapting best neural network architectures. These advances are usually integrated into a comprehensive drug discovery pipeline with the goal to enable the deep neural networks to produce perfect molecules for the specific set of diseases. DruGAN allows the generation of new formulations for a wide range of diseases: different cancers, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheim
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In the Final Trailer for Stranger Things Season Two, Everyone's Headed to the Upside Down Stranger Things ’ second season might only be mere weeks away, but this new trailer has us wishing it was here right this instant. Although it would be hard to top that incredible first reveal from San Diego Comic-Con, the new trailer majorly amps up the stakes for what’s about to go down in Hawkins, Indiana. There is so much going on in here—more looks at that creepy, gigantic tentacled monster,
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Baltic clams, worms release as much greenhouse gas as 20,000 dairy cowsOcean clams and worms are releasing a significant amount of potentially harmful greenhouse gas into the atmosphere, scientists have shown.
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How E. coli bacteria adapt under stressResearchers have developed a genome-scale model that can accurately predict how E. coli bacteria respond to temperature changes and genetic mutations. The work sheds light on how cells adapt under environmental stress and has applications in precision medicine, where adaptive cell modeling could provide patient-specific treatments for bacterial infections.
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Possible new treatment pathway for severe allergic asthmaResearch demonstrates that blocking the action of two pro-inflammatory molecules significantly reduces symptoms of allergic asthma in mice, which could lead to development of a new treatment for people with a severe form of the condition.
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Mantis shrimp-inspired camera enables glimpse into hidden worldBy mimicking the eye of the mantis shrimp, researchers have developed an ultra-sensitive camera capable of sensing both color and polarization. The bioinspired imager can potentially improve early cancer detection and help provide a new understanding of underwater phenomena, the researchers said. See a video of describing the study on YouTube.
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Is it gonna blow? Measuring volcanic emissions from spaceCarbon dioxide measured by a NASA satellite pinpoints sources of the gas from human and volcanic activities, which may help monitor greenhouse gases responsible for climate change.
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Octopus-inspired material morphs from flat to 3D Scientists are using octopuses and other cephalopods—and their ability to quickly change color and shape—as inspiration for a method to morph stretchable flat surfaces into 3D ones on demand. The method uses rigid mesh, laser cut in a way that, when attached to a stretchable material, constrains it to form targeted shapes when inflated. (Credit: Cornell) Rob Shepherd, assistant professor in the S
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My Brain Can't Handle This Lifelike Bug Puppet With a Live Human Face GIF The child prodigy of puppeteering, Barnaby Dixon , is back with another update to his bug-like hand puppet. This time Dixon’s swapped out the head with a small LCD display showing a live feed of his face , adding another level of realism to the puppet which, quite frankly, totally freaks me out. In addition to bringing the puppet to life using both of his hands, this expressive setup requires
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What's Up With All That Fabric On Your Gadgets?As more gadgets show up in our bedrooms and kitchens, thoughtful design makes them feel less threatening.
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First atomic structure from UTSW's cryo-EM facilityUT Southwestern Medical Center researchers today published a 3-D atomic structure of the ion channel found in mammals that is implicated in a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease in humans.
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Genome-wide data from a 40,000-year-old man in China reveals complicated genetic history of AsiaThe biological makeup of humans in East Asia is shaping up to be a very complex story, with greater diversity and more distant contacts than previously known, according to a new study analyzing the genome of a man that died in the Tianyuan Cave near Beijing, China 40,000 years ago. His bones had enough DNA molecules left that a team led by Professor FU Qiaomei could use advanced ancient DNA sequen
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Cell biology: Proteins may prevent dysfunction, disease by relaxing, study showsA team of researchers used simulations and X-rays to conclude that disordered proteins remain unfolded and expanded as they float loose in the cytoplasm of a cell. The answer affects how we envision the movement of a protein through its life--essential for understanding how proteins fold, what goes wrong during disorders and disease and how to model their behavior.
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Contests for female attention turns males into better performers in fruit fliesGiving females an opportunity to choose the male they mate with leads to the evolution of better performing males, according to new research into the behavior of fruit flies.
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New insight into the limits of possible life on MarsResearchers investigating whether liquid water could exist on Mars have provided new insight into the limits of life on the red planet.
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New mechanism detected in Alzheimer's diseaseResearchers have discovered a cellular mechanism that may contribute to the breakdown of communication between neurons in Alzheimer's disease. In the brain tissue of Alzheimer's patients, the RNAs that encode synaptic proteins are degraded more rapidly than in healthy brain cells, the researchers found. Their findings indicate that inadequate levels of a protein known as RBFOX1 may be a factor in
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Single photon reveals quantum entanglement of 16 million atomsQuantum theory predicts that a vast number of atoms can be entangled and intertwined by a very strong quantum relationship even in a macroscopic structure. Until now, experimental evidence has been mostly lacking, despite recent advances have shown the entanglement of 2,900 atoms. Scientists recently reengineered their data processing, demonstrating that 16 million atoms were entangled in a one-ce
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'Magic mushrooms' may 'reset' the brains of depressed patients, study suggestsPatients taking psilocybin to treat depression show reduced symptoms weeks after treatment following a 'reset' of their brain activity.
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Liquid biopsy for retinoblastomaA new study provides proof of concept for a safe and effective way to derive genetic information from a retinoblastoma tumor.
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Make these tiny, exploding hydrogen bubbles DIY Think of them like mini H-bombs. For a DIY take on a (safe and non-nuclear) hydrogen bomb, make hydrogen-filled bubbles. They detonate with a small but satisfying pop and a flash of flame.
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Male chimpanzee seen snatching seconds-old chimp and eating itA rare sighting of a chimpanzee birth ended in infanticide and cannibalism – and probably explains why new mothers often go into hiding for weeks or months
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Space radiation won't stop NASA's human explorationWhile it's true that space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, it's also true that NASA is developing technologies and countermeasures to ensure a safe and successful journey to the red planet.
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Model predicts how E. coli bacteria adapt under stressResearchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a genome-scale model that can accurately predict how E. coli bacteria respond to temperature changes and genetic mutations. The work is aimed at providing a comprehensive, systems-level understanding of how cells adapt under environmental stress. The work has applications in precision medicine, where adaptive cell modeling could
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Space radiation won't stop NASA's human explorationWhile it's true that space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, it's also true that NASA is developing technologies and countermeasures to ensure a safe and successful journey to the red planet.
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Watching This Lego Figure Perpetually Mow Its Lawn Is the Most Relaxing Thing GIF GIF: YouTube A few years ago, Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks created an animated Lego version of the tragic Greek figure, Sisyphus , perpetually pushing a giant boulder. Using the same building techniques, Allemann has created a modern version of that character, who now spends eternity perpetually mowing a lawn that will never stop growing. The kinetic sculpture was inspired by a similar ani
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Star Dust Helps Explain Mysterious Dimming StarAstronomers are working to understand the mysterious dimming of Tabby's Star. The astronomers report that space dust orbiting the star -- not alien megastructures -- is the likely cause of the star's long-term dimming.
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Tweets can help predict the outcome of soccer matchesTwitter activity can help predict the result of soccer matches when combined with betting market prices, new study shows. The tone of Twitter posts can predict when a team is more likely to win and soccer bets are mispriced, the study found.
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Direct Numerical Simulations enhance combustion efficiency, reduces pollutionResearchers use Direct Numerical Simulations to enhance efficiency, reduce pollution in diesel engines.
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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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Study reveals need for better modeling of weather systems for climate predictionA team of researchers discovered persistent dry and warm biases in the central U.S. that was caused by poor modeling of atmospheric convective systems. Their findings call for better calculations with global climate models.
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Elizabeth Loftus: How Can Our Memories Be Manipulated? Years of research have taught Elizabeth Loftus just how unreliable our memories are. From tweaking a real memory to planting a completely fabricated one, tampering with our minds is surprisingly easy. (Image credit: James Duncan Davidson/TED)
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Pittsburgh's Hope for Bipartisan Environmentalism Photo Illustration by Sam Woolley/GMG, photos via Shutterstock PITTSBURGH— Transitioning to clean energy, particularly in a city built on steel and surrounded by defunct coal mines, is always politically tricky. But Pittsburgh is trying to create its own equitable, bipartisan approach to what’s traditionally been a far-left ideal: decarbonization and emissions reductions. Pittsburgh’s mayor, Bill
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Model predicts how E. coli bacteria adapt under stressResearchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a genome-scale model that can accurately predict how E. coli bacteria respond to temperature changes and genetic mutations. The work sheds light on how cells adapt under environmental stress and has applications in precision medicine, where adaptive cell modeling could provide patient-specific treatments for bacterial infections.
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The 28th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology, Beijing, ChinaThe 28th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC), the Asia Pacific Heart Congress (APHC) 2017, and the International Congress of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation 2017 is being held from October 12th to 15th at the China National Convention Center (CNCC), Beijing, China.
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Making healthier decisions, step by stepFor 10 days, scientists at San Diego State University posted signs at the bottom of a set of airport stairs and escalators encouraging them to take the stairs. They found when the signs were present, people were about twice as likely to use the stairs.
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Lehigh to present research out of newly-launched Bioengineering Dept. at BMESLehigh University's newly established Department of Bioengineering is presenting in 18 poster and panel sessions at the annual meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) in Phoenix, Arizona from October 12-14, 2017. Additionally, Anand Jagota, professor and founding chair of the department, and Stephen DeWeerth, professor and dean of Rossin College, will formally kick off the internation
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Researchers confirm transcranial stimulation effects and determine a key mechanismHRL Laboratories, LLC, researchers have determined how non-invasive transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) could increase associative learning. When applied to the prefrontal cortex, tDCS affected the brain widely, changing functional connectivity between areas, and accelerating learning in macaques. This confirmation potentially resolves controversy over reports claiming no effect on neur
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Iceland Now Has a Negative-Emissions Power Plant
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Google Hopes $1 Billion Will Help Americans Adapt to the Future of Work
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Hovedstaden får mobile akuthospitaler Specialudstyrede lastbiler på 30 tons skal være til at rykke ud til større ulykker i Region Hovedstaden.
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Biogen: Danmark går enegang med restriktioner på brugen af SpinrazaStore lande som Italien, Tyskland og Frankrig har ifølge Biogen ikke opstillet restriktioner for, hvilke patienter med spinal muskelatrofi, der kan få tilbudt behandling med Spinraza.
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Male Scientists Share More--but Only with Other MenEvolutionary differences blamed for squeezing out female researchers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Oculus Chief Scientist Speaks about Virtual Reality in the Lab and on Your FaceMichael Abrash says he’s looking at “specific aspects” of how VR affects us over time.
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Silly Startup Claims It Can Predict How Your Baby Will Look Based on DNA Image: HumanCode.com Every aspiring parent spends some time fantasizing about what their hypothetical future child might look like. Now one startup claims it can actually tell you what your unborn future children will look like, based on DNA. Last week, the Denver-based genomics company HumanCode launched BABYGlimpse that uses DNA to make predictions about what traits a child may or may not inher
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Beetlejuice 2 Has Taken a Step Towards Maybe Actually Happening Karl Urban is unsure about the future of the Star Trek movies. Kevin Feige discusses bringing the style of Thor: Ragnarok to the Avengers movies. Another familiar face is coming back for X-Files . Plus, teeny new snippets of Justice League footage, and tons of new pictures from the big CW/DC crossover. Spoilers now! Beetlejuice 2 Deadline reports Mike Vukadinovich has been tapped to write a compl
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Skal dit navn også med Nasa til Mars?Nu kan du få dit eget boardingpas til Nasas næste Mars-mission. Det øger interessen at tage del i en mission selv om det bare er med sit navn, og det kan måske skabe en fælles bevidsthed blandt jordboere, mener astrofysiker.
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General Motors' New Lidar, the Postal Service's Self-Driving Van, and More Car News From This WeekDriverless cars approach.
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Meet the Geek Who Tracks Rogue Satellites With Coat HangersSince 2012, Mike Coletta has been eavesdropping on the sky, picking up signals from satellites that were never meant for him.
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An Experiment That Didn't WorkMy PhD thesis research was a dead end, but that’s why it was important -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Surgeon aims to diagnose deformities of extinct saber-toothed catsUsing CT scans, one orthopedic surgeon is on a quest to diagnose deformities in long-dead saber-toothed cats.
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Internet researchers harness the power of algorithms to find hate speechDuring the municipal elections in spring 2017, a group of researchers and practitioners specialising in computer science, media and communication implemented a hate speech identification campaign with the help of an algorithm based on machine learning.
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Google Hopes $1 Billion Will Help Americans Adapt to the Tech-Affected Future of Work
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Penguins may not be the best way to track ocean health Scientists may have to find a method for measuring the ocean’s health that doesn’t involve penguins, new research indicates. Researchers analyzing all known data on Adélie penguin populations over the last 35 years have found that only a small fraction of year-to-year changes in their populations are attributable to measurable factors such as changes in sea ice. Instead, most of the short-term fl
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How to be lucky on Friday the 13th | Nigel KendallToday is not a good day to be superstitious. My tip for sufferers of friggatriskaidekaphobia? Drive to the Netherlands, or Spain – avoiding the M25 There is a chance that you are reading this while curled up at home with the curtains drawn and doors locked, convinced that the best way to avoid the malevolent influence of Friday the 13th is to avoid all human contact. If so, you aren’t alone. Relat
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Satellites are giving us a commanding view of Earth's carbon cycleThe job of monitoring Earth's carbon cycle and humanity's carbon dioxide emissions is increasingly supported from above, thanks to the terabytes of data pouring down to Earth from satellites.
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The Atlantic

How Stalin Hid Ukraine's Famine From the World In the years 1932 and 1933, a catastrophic famine swept across the Soviet Union. It began in the chaos of collectivization, when millions of peasants were forced off their land and made to join state farms. It was then exacerbated, in the autumn of 1932, when the Soviet Politburo, the elite leadership of the Soviet Communist Party, took a series of decisions that deepened the famine in the Ukrain
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Psychology holds key to getting people out before disaster strikesNatural disasters are becoming more frequent and intense. Recent hurricanes, floods, bushfires and earthquakes have highlighted the significant potential for mass trauma. Yet we know relatively little about the psychology of decision-making in dangerous conditions.
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DNA study provides insight into how to live longerA year in school adds nearly a year to your life, study in Edinburgh shows.
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Modified enzyme used to provide better anti-Markovnikov selectivity in alkene oxidations(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at the California Institute of Technology has used a modified enzyme to provide better anti-Markovnikov selectivity in alkene oxidations. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes using an iterative process to modify the enzyme and producing a desired end result.
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Uber drivers in London divided over ban threatSince he was forced to abandon his construction business in Iraq and move to London to escape the advance of the Islamic State group, the US ride-hailing app Uber has become Adam's livelihood.
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For one day only, LHC collides xenon beamsToday, the LHC is getting a taste of something unusual. For eight hours, the Large Hadron Collider is accelerating and colliding xenon nuclei, allowing the large LHC experiments, ATLAS, ALICE, CMS and LHCb, to record xenon collisions for the first time.
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Ultra-thin, curved concrete roof generates solar power Using unique design and building methods, researchers have created a prototype for an ultra-thin, curving concrete roof that will also generate solar power. The self-supporting, doubly curved shell roof has multiple layers: the heating and cooling coils and the insulation are installed over the inner concrete layer. A second, exterior layer of the concrete sandwich structure encloses the roof, on
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Contests for female attention turns males into better performers—in fruit fliesGiving females an opportunity to choose the male they mate with leads to the evolution of better performing males, according to new research into the behaviour of fruit flies performed by University of Sheffield, University of St Andrews and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin, Germany.
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Augmented tongue ultrasound for speech therapyA team of researchers in the GIPSA-Lab (CNRS/Université Grenoble Alpes/Grenoble INP) and at INRIA Grenoble Rhône-Alpes has developed a system that can display the movements of tongues in real time. Captured using an ultrasound probe placed under the jaw, these movements are processed by a machine-learning algorithm that controls an "articulatory talking head." As well as the face and lips, this av
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Regionsrådsformand vil have ekstern undersøgelse af akuttelefonen Nye meningitissager får Region Hovedstadens regionsrådsformand til at sætte gang i en ekstern undersøgelse af akuttelefonen.
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Amazon Studios Head Roy Price Suspended Hours After Details of Sexual Harassment Allegation Emerge Photo: AP And, just like that, Amazon has put its programming chief, Roy Price, on a leave of absence mere hours after a more detailed sexual harassment claim was leveled against him. On Thursday, Isa Hackett, an executive producer on Amazon’s TV series The Man in the High Castle (she also happens to be the daughter of Philip K. Dick, and is producing the forthcoming anthology series Philip K. Di
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Structural decomposition of decadal climate prediction errorsClimatologists and statisticians of Ca' Foscari University of Venice have elaborated a method to accurately estimate systematic errors affecting decadal climate predictions. The proposed method promises great progress toward the achievement of reliable near-term climate forecasts. The result was published yesterday on the prestigious journal Scientific Reports of the Nature publishing group.
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Thunderstorm activity is highest at foot of the ZugspitzeThose who are afraid of thunderstorms should move to Kiel, whereas those who do not feel threatened by thunder and lightning should settle in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, because average thunderstorm activity is lowest in the city in Northern Germany and highest in the city in Bavaria. Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) evaluated data on thunderstorm occurrences and published their f
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Experts: Meditation needs better science, less hype The widespread adoption of mindfulness and meditation as a means to mental and physical wellness has been rapid in recent years, but dependable scientific evidence has lagged behind. A new paper in Perspectives on Psychological Science offers a “critical evaluation and prescriptive agenda” to help the burgeoning mindfulness industry replace ambiguous hype with rigor in its research and clinical i
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Here's what you should know about hormone therapy for menopause Health Misinformation scares away many who could benefit. The North American Menopause Society still maintains that hormone therapy is well-worth the risks for some, but that goes against what many women hear in the news.
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Norge: Tunge elbiler skal betale mere for at slide på vejeneDen norske regering vil lægge en afgift på 'tunge' elbiler, fordi den hævder, at de store, tunge elbiler slider mere på vejene. Det har dog ikke noget på sig, mener fagfolk.
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Danske fysikere udnytter superposition-trick til at spotte kræftDTU-forskere er på vej med udstyr, der kan bestemme effekten af kræftbehandling ved at kombinere diamanter, biomarkører og kvantefysik.
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The Crowdsourced Maps Guiding Puerto Rico's RecoveryVolunteers across the globe are filling in maps of Puerto Rico. How do humanitarian workers use them?
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Research on GomphotheriumFor a long time, gomphotheres are considered to be the key link in proboscidean evolution. They are deemed as the ancestral stock of the true elephantids surviving now. The origins of stegodontids, rhynchotheres and cuvieroniines are believed to be more or less related to gomphotheres. However, gomphotheres are also considered as a problematic taxon or "dustbin" category in proboscideans. Historic
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The Atlantic

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Is a Lively, Feminist Biopic The life stories being told in Professor Marston and the Wonder Women are truly radical. William Marston (Luke Evans) was a psychologist and university professor who helped invent the lie detector in the 1920s and created the character of Wonder Woman for DC Comics in 1941. His wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall) was a brilliant psychologist in her own right; together, they had a long and unconventiona
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Human speech, jazz and whale songJazz musicians riffing with each other, humans talking to each other and pods of killer whales all have interactive conversations that are remarkably similar to each other, new research reveals.
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Don't ignore the mobility scooter—it may just be the future of transportNationals senator John Williams wants to limit the speed of mobility scooters.
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Here's why your sustainable tuna is also unsustainableTuna is one of the most ubiquitous seafoods. It can be eaten from a can or as high-end sashimi and in many forms in between. But some species are over-fished and some fishing methods are unsustainable. How do you know which type of tuna you're eating?
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Banning oil palm blocks good practicesPalm oil is not equal to palm oil: Since plantations differ massively in environmental and social criteria, a general ban of palm oil in biofuels, as recently discussed by the European Union, would punish the wrong producers while having little impact on reducing deforestation.
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Plasmons in an open box create miniature laserScientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed the first miniature laser in which the light is guided along the floor of an open metallic trench. The laser could act as a nanoscale device to sense minute amounts of pollutants and other chemicals in the environment, or detect the surface binding of biomolecules for medical diagnostics.
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New insights from OCO-2High-resolution satellite data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 are revealing the subtle ways that carbon links everything on Earth - the ocean, land, atmosphere, terrestrial ecosystems and human activities. Scientists using the first 2 1/2 years of OCO-2 data have published a special collection of five papers today in the journal Science that demonstrates the breadth of this research.
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Grab a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga With Windows For Around $200, While They Last Refurb Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 11E , $189-$227 It’s not often that Amazon features a laptop as one of its deals of the day, so anyone who uses a desktop at home or work should definitely check out this pair of refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga for their portable computing needs. Though these laptop run Windows 10, its prices are pretty similar to a lot of Chromebooks, though its capabilities far exce
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Delving into a hidden world – in pictures The winning and shortlisted entries for the the Royal Society of Biology’s 2017 Photographer of the Year and Young Photographer of the Year competitions. This gorgeous and intriguing series of images features species from across the globe, and ranges from microscopic insights into the development of frogspawn, to the incredible emerald hues of an Indian lake photographed from 30,000 feet Continue
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Origins of Friday the 13th: How the Day Got So SpookyThe origins of Friday the 13th as an unlucky day are mysterious, though the idea probably emerged not much more than a century ago. Friday and the number 13 are the source of superstitions going back much further.
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Fanged kangaroo research could shed light on extinctionFanged kangaroos – an extinct family of small fanged Australian kangaroos – might have survived at least five million years longer than previously thought.
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RIP Jeremy the lefty garden snailA 'one in a million' mutant garden snail, who achieved international notoriety after a public appeal was launched to help find him a mate, has died.
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Fredagspodcast: Kampfly, plutonium og drikkevandIngeniørens ugentlige podcast, Transformator, sætter fokus på regeringens store forventninger til F35-kampflyenes flyvetid, mangel på plutonium-brændstof til rumsonder og dårligere kontrol med små drikkevandsboringer.
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Apples Tim Cook: Vigtigere at lære programmering end engelsk som andetsprog Kodning burde være obligatorisk i alle verdens skoler, siger Apple-bossen. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/apples-tim-cook-vigtigere-at-laere-programmering-end-engelsk-andetsprog-1081648 Version2
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Image: High winds, hot weather continue to fan California firesWispy cirrus clouds obscure some of the fire and smoke from the wildfires that have consumed large portions of northern California around the wine country in this latest NASA satellite image. The acreage that the most dominant fires have consumed has jumped significantly overnight. Yesterday the Tubbs fire had destroyed 28,000 acres and today the acreage has grown to 34,270. The Nuns fire which ye
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The Atlantic sturgeon's sojournAtlantic sturgeon that summer in Maine's Penobscot River estuary can be found in the fall and winter in waters as far away as Nova Scotia and New York City, according to a seven-year University of Maine study of the fish that is one of the planet's living fossils.
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Fertilizers adjust nitrogen cycle of prairie plants, according to new studyExcess nitrogen gives an advantage to early season plants in Midwestern prairies, leading to further changes in prairie ecosystems, according to a recently published study from an Iowa State University scientist.
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Image: Dream Chaser at dawnDawn brings the sight of Dream Chaser, Sierra Nevada Corporation's reusable spacecraft, as it sits on the runway at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC).
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Research explores kinless population of older adults in the U.S.Older adults rely on family for companionship and help with all sorts of tasks as they confront the frailties of old age. But what about older adults who have no living family members? One Penn State researcher is exploring the kinless population of older adults in the U.S. and how it is expected to change in the coming years.
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Tracing subglacial water storageGlaciers are essential to both human and animal health. In fact, 70 percent of the world's population consumes water that has some glacial input. It's important to understand how these icy giants operate, because they impact downstream ecosystems.
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If You're Going to Defraud the Defense Department Maybe Don't Write About It On LinkedIn File photo of US Army soldiers training with Raytheon’s TOW missile at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, on March 14, 2016. (Photo by Jamal Wilson/Department of Defense) If you’re going to commit a crime, it’s probably best not to brag about it. And it’s especially dumb to brag about your crime on the internet. But that’s precisely what happened when a defense contractor bragged on LinkedIn about bilking th
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Video: Towards zero hunger worldwideWhen UNSW's Jes Sammut helped to start a fish farming research project in the remote PNG highlands, the hope was to improve the nutrition of the locals.
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Image: Asteroid LucaESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has been on Earth since his mission to the International Space Station in 2013, but "Lucaparmitano" is now back in space thanks to an Italian astronomer.
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Image: Hurricane OpheliaThe Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite captured this image on 11 October 2017, when Hurricane Ophelia was about 1300 km southwest of the Azores islands and some 2000 km off the African coast.
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Hematite-based nanowire structures to enhance solar-to-fuel conversion in photoelectrochemical water splittingICN2 researchers led by ICREA Prof. Jordi Arbiol, in collaboration with the IREC and ICIQ, have produced a material for use in photoelectrochemical water splitting that is not only cheaper than existing alternatives, but increases both the efficiency and output of the process. Based on the integration of several materials into a multilayer nanowire structure, the research was featured on the cover
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First light for the PEPSI polarimetersThanks to a cleverly designed "two-in-one" instrument attached to the world's most powerful telescope, astronomers can extract more clues about the properties of distant stars or exoplanets than previously possible.
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A single photon reveals quantum entanglement of 16 million atomsQuantum theory predicts that a vast number of atoms can be entangled and intertwined by a very strong quantum relationship, even in a macroscopic structure. Until now, however, experimental evidence has been mostly lacking, although recent advances have shown the entanglement of 2,900 atoms. Scientists at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, recently reengineered their data processing, d
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Extreme methane rainstorms appear to have a key role in shaping Titan's icy surfaceTitan, the largest of Saturn's more than 60 moons, has surprisingly intense rainstorms, according to research by a team of UCLA planetary scientists and geologists. Although the storms are relatively rare—they occur less than once per Titan year, which is 29 and a half Earth years—they occur much more frequently than the scientists expected.
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Ars Technica

The E in E. coli now stands for electronics Enlarge / Synthetic biology (artist's conception). (credit: Harvard University ) Synthetic biology—our attempt to engineer living organisms—has put a lot of effort into making genetic circuitry mimic what we do in silicon. Logical gates, amplifiers, and more have all been implemented using DNA and proteins. While these feats of genetic engineering have been impressive, how we'd put these genetic
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Scientists uncover a centuries-old case of mistaken identity in the Chesapeake BayScientists recently discovered that some jellyfish in the Bay are quite different from their ocean cousins. This led scientists from NOAA and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History to declare them as two different species.
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How molecular riboswitches work in bacteriaMany bacteria have molecular control elements via which they can switch genes on and off. These riboswitches also open up new options in the development of antibiotics or 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 to fu
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3-D printing of aircraft parts out of titaniumPhysicists from Tomsk Polytechnic University are currently working to create hydrogen-resistant products out of titanium alloys based on additive manufacturing. The production of metal products using the technology ensures less material consumption as well as possibilities to develop complex geometric products. The project is led by Associate Professor Natalia Pushilina at the Department of Genera
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Cold molecules on collision courseHow do chemical reactions proceed at extremely low temperatures? The answer requires the investigation of molecular samples that are cold, dense, and slow at the same time. Scientists around Dr. Martin Zeppenfeld from the Quantum Dynamics Division of Prof. Gerhard Rempe at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching have now taken an important step in this direction by developing a new
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We’ve drawn iconic sail-wearing Dimetrodon wrong for 100 yearsDimetrodon, one of the most recognisable of the pre-dinosaur predators, might not actually have crawled across the ground as it’s usually depicted
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Puerto Rico Looks to Alphabet's X Project Loon Balloons to Restore Cell ServiceWith much of the U.S. commonwealth’s cellular service and electrical grid down since Hurricane Maria, the parent company of tech giant Google could help restore wireless communication to 3.4... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Patientforeninger er utilfredse med Medicinrådets afgørelse om dyrt lægemiddelUhelbredelige muskelsvindsygdom er så alvorlig, at Medicinrådet burde give mulighed for, at danske læger kan tage Spinraza i brug, mener to Patientrepræsentanter i rådet.
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Uber files appeal against London banUber on Friday filed its appeal against a decision by London authorities not to renew its licence, the US ride-hailing company said.
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Bayer sells crop science units to ease Monsanto takeoverGermany's Bayer said Friday it would sell parts of its agrichemical business to rival BASF, kick-starting a competitor in the seeds market even as it clears the way for its mammoth takeover of US-based Monsanto.
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Russia launches European satellite to monitor Earth's atmosphereRussia on Friday launched a European satellite dedicated to monitoring the Earth's atmosphere, the protective layer that shields the planet from the sun's radiation, live footage from the cosmodrome showed.
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Did Easter Islanders Have Early Contact with South Americans?A new study of human bones found no trace of Native American DNA on the island. Debate over pre-European cultural mash-ups continues.
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Q&A: Angela Robinson, the Director Behind This Year’s Other Must-See Wonder Woman Movie'Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,' Robinson's prescient new film, isn't the PG-13 capes-and-tights adventure you're used to.
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Google's Learning Software Learns to Write Learning SoftwareGoogle’s researchers have taught machine-learning software to build machine-learning software, in a project dubbed AutoML.
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How To Fix the Broken Social Security Number SytemThe Social Security number system is broken. And while fixing it will take a lot of work, there are ways to keep your identity more secure.
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FCC Chair Ajit Pai's Silence on Trump Tweets Speaks VolumesPresident Trump suggested challenging or revoking broadcasting licenses, and the chair of the FCC has been silent.
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Harvey Weinstein is Hollywood’s Silicon Valley MomentBoth industries have had to face the problem of endemic sexual harassment—and they won't be the last ones.
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Nasa carbon space observatory 'watches Earth breathe'A US space agency satellite provides new insights on how CO2 is moved through Earth's atmosphere.
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Ars Technica

First facility grabs CO₂ from the air and stores it underground Enlarge / It sucks air in and separates carbon dioxide out. (credit: Climeworks - Zev Starr-Tambor ) In a press conference presentation Wednesday, Reykjavik Energy’s Edda Aradóttir described the company’s new project as “turning the CO 2 troll to stone.” If deployed at scale, the technology behind this could make a big difference in charting a better climate future—capturing CO 2 gas and locking
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The Atlantic

Rock and Roll to Break Your Writer's Block To Courtney Barnett, the Melbourne indie-rock singer capable of turning such topics as real estate and elevator chitchat into droll, heartrending parables, was having trouble coming up with the follow-up to her sensational 2015 debut . Kurt Vile, the Philadelphia folkie whose free-ranging drawl and sparkling guitar lines can improve any afternoon , sent her a partly finished song. She heard it and i
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The Atlantic

The Odyssey’s Millennia-Old Model of Mentorship Homer’s The Odyssey chronicles Odysseus’s journey home in the years following the Trojan War. As he is making his way back, the goddess Athena appears to his son, Telemachus, in the form of an old family friend, Mentor, to offer him support and guidance in his father’s absence. Their interactions in The Odyssey represent one of the earliest antecedents of the word mentorship . The challenges that
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Live Science

Machine Dreams: 22 Human-Like Androids from Sci-FiAndroids are a mainstay of science fiction, compelling audiences to question how we define what makes us human.
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An American astronomical evangelist coined the phrase ‘island universe’Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel, a Civil War general nicknamed ‘Old Stars,’ first used ‘island universe’ in his monthly astronomy magazine.
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Scientists uncover a centuries-old case of mistaken identity in the Chesapeake BayJellyfish sting swimmers, clog fishing nets, and in high numbers can close beaches. But despite their nuisance to humans, they play an important role in the marine ecosystem - including in the Chesapeake Bay, where they protect commercially valuable Eastern oysters from predators.
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The Ethical Minefields of TechnologyAs we embrace technological innovation, we must also grapple with its implications -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientific American Content: Global

Astronomers Are Finally Mapping the “Dark Side” of the Milky WayHalf of our home galaxy is terra incognita. That will soon change -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Live Science

Octopus-Inspired Robots: Silicone Skin Can Change Texture for '3D Camouflage'Researchers have created a synthetic form of octopus skin that can transform from a flat, 2D surface to a 3D one with bumps and pits, a technology that could be used in soft robots.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Penguins die in 'catastrophic' Antarctic breeding seasonOnly two chicks survived in a colony of 36,000 in a "catastrophic" breeding season in east Antarctica.
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Ingeniøren

Dårlige støttevilkår blokerer udviklingen af forgasningFagfolk kritiserer store forskelle på rammebetingelserne for to typer gas, der burde stilles lige.
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Viden

Smeltevand fra indlandsisen kan få store konsekvenserNy dansk forskning viser, at de enorme mængder fersk smeltevand fra Grønland påvirker livet i havet - og kan true vores milde klima.
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NYT > Science

How a Seed Bank, Almost Lost in Syria’s War, Could Help Feed a Warming PlanetA plant conservationist from Syria and his colleagues are safeguarding seeds that might be crucial when more parts of the world become as hot and arid as the Middle East.
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NYT > Science

Drilling in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge: How the G.O.P. Could Finally Break the ImpasseThe prospects for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas exploration are better than they have been in years.
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Ingeniøren

ITU-forsker inviterer til Kulturnatten: Kom og spil StarCraft mod neuralt netværk Du kan fredag aften prøve dine evner af i det klassiske strategispil StarCraft mod et dansk neuralt netværk, der er udviklet til et ph.d.-projekt på IT Universitetet. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/proev-dine-faerdigheder-mod-neuralt-netvaerk-paa-kulturnatten-1081595 Version2
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Ingeniøren

Ekspert om dieselforbud: Forbyd gamle dieselhakkere - ikke de nyeDieselbiler anno 2019 vil formentlig forurene på samme niveau som benzinbiler, mener katalysator-producent, der lægger op til mere teknologineutral miljølovgivning.
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Ingeniøren

Forskningsskib brugte ekkolod og laboratorium ved gennembrud i ubådssagEn »maritim schweizerkniv« var det helt rette redskab for efterforskerne i ubådssagen.
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Science | The Guardian

Viking burial clothes woven with 'Allah' discovered in Sweden University researchers’ ‘staggering’ find contradicts theories that Islamic objects in Viking graves are result of plunder A Swedish university has discovered Arabic characters for “Allah” and “Ali” woven into Viking burial clothes. Researchers at Uppsala University describe the finding of the geometric Kufic characters in silver on woven bands of silk as “staggering”. Related: How the female Vik
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The Atlantic

Soot-Covered Bird Corpses Cough Up Environmental Secrets It’s a story about mystery, grime, and a phoenix rising from the ashes—so of course it started in Chicago. The Field Museum, a Greco-Roman citadel of natural history on the shores of Lake Michigan, is famous for its Egyptology exhibit and for displaying Sue, the largest T. rex ever discovered. But among scientists and biologists, it carries a different distinction. In its basement and archives, t
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Science | The Guardian

In Event of Moone Disaster review – intimate epic hurtles from 1969 to 2055 Theatre503, London Inspired by a speech to be read if Armstrong and Aldrin hadn’t returned to Earth, Andrew Thompson’s ambitious debut is a sprawling family drama Andrew Thompson’s ambitious debut is a multigenerational, interplanetary family drama of humanity’s desire to conquer the universe but still have a place to call home. It considers the personal histories families construct for themselve
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Tesla vil undersøge 11.000 biler for farlig bagsædefejlEn intern test hos Tesla har afsløret en fejl på bagsædet, som nu gør, at virksomheden har kontaktet ejerne af 11.000 teslaer.
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Learning and staying in shape key to longer lifespan, study findsPeople who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogramme of weight they carry, research suggests. A major study led by the University of Edinburgh has also found that education leads to a longer life, with almost a year added for each year spent studying beyond school.
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Magic mushrooms may 'reset' the brains of depressed patientsPatients taking psilocybin to treat depression show reduced symptoms weeks after treatment following a 'reset' of their brain activity.
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Baltic clams and worms release as much greenhouse gas as 20,000 dairy cowsScientists have shown that ocean clams and worms are releasing a significant amount of potentially harmful greenhouse gas into the atmosphere.
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A single photon reveals quantum entanglement of 16 million atomsQuantum theory predicts that a vast number of atoms can be entangled and intertwined by a very strong quantum relationship even in a macroscopic structure. Until now, experimental evidence has been mostly lacking, despite recent advances have shown the entanglement of 2,900 atoms. Scientists at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, recently reengineered their data processing, demonstrating that 1
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Study finds N-alpha-acetyltransferase D (NatD) promotes lung cancer progressionResearchers at Nanjing University and their collaborators have found that NatD, which mediates N-alpha-terminal acetylation (Nt-acetylation) of histone H4, promotes lung cancer progression by preventing histone H4 serine phosphorylation to activate the transcription factor Slug, a key regulator of the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). Their study results are published in the Oct. 13, 201
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New mechanism detected in Alzheimer's diseaseResearchers have discovered a cellular mechanism that may contribute to the breakdown of communication between neurons in Alzheimer's disease. In the brain tissue of Alzheimer's patients, the RNAs that encode synaptic proteins are degraded more rapidly than in healthy brain cells, the researchers found. Their findings indicate that inadequate levels of a protein known as RBFOX1 may be a factor in
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Mimetic Martian water is under pressureResearchers investigating whether liquid water could exist on Mars have provided new insight into the limits of life on the red planet.
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Science | The Guardian

Magic mushrooms 'reboot' brain in depressed people – study Patients unresponsive to conventional treatments benefit when treated with natural psychoactive compound, but researchers warn against self medication Magic mushrooms may effectively “reset” the activity of key brain circuits known to play a role in depression, the latest study to highlight the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics suggests. Psychedelics have shown promising results in the treatme
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The Atlantic

The Democrats' Luck Runs Out After a run of unlikely victories last month, it seemed possible for Democrats to forget—at least momentarily—that they were the party shut out of power in Washington. They had watched in gleeful relief as Republicans failed yet again to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer had persuaded President Trump to abandon the GOP leadership in a fiscal agree
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The Atlantic

Mexican Saints and Ukrainian Bakeries: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing To Combat Gentrification in Mexico City, Two Artists Invented a Patron Saint Maya Kroth | Pacific Standard “In Mexico, which rivals the Democratic Republic of the Congo in income inequality, displacement by gentrification has only made things worse. And the artists say corruption from real estate speculators and local politicians—even the agencies charged with protecting landmark buildings from p
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Baltic clams and worms release as much greenhouse gas as 20,000 dairy cowsScientists have shown that ocean clams and worms are releasing a significant amount of potentially harmful greenhouse gas into the atmosphere.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Mimetic Martian water is under pressureResearchers investigating whether liquid water could exist on Mars have provided new insight into the limits of life on the red planet.
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Dagens Medicin

Hvorfor overses ‘red flags’ ved akutte sygdomme?Fefltagelserne ved diagnosticering af meningitis synes at være tiltagende.
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The Atlantic

A New Hope for Male Fertility After Cancer Treatment When Branden Lischner was 18, he got testicular cancer. Between surgery and radiation, which can cause infertility, he saved a sperm sample. But he was so removed from the idea of fatherhood that he soon stopped paying for his banked sperm. Then, in 2013, shortly after he got married, his cancer came back. Lischner only wanted to worry about the surgery to remove his second testicle, but his urol
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Ingeniøren

DTU vil lukke VeterinærinstituttetTabet af det veterinære beredskab fra 2020 betyder, at DTU allerede i de kommende måneder vil foretage organisatoriske ændringer og vurdere fremtidens behov for medarbejdere.
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Dutch researchers construct ecosystem of the futureCan biodiversity provide insurance against the potentially harmful effects of climate change? And do decreases in biodiversity eliminate this insurance? To tackle these burning questions, the Ecology and Biodiversity research group at Utrecht University have established a large experiment to examine the interaction between biodiversity and climate change: The Utrecht University Biodiversity and Cl
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Dagens Medicin

Almen medicinere tilbage til 1813Der begås fejl i alle systemer, der involverer mennesker, men man behøver jo ikke at organisere systemet så helt igennem forkert, at sandsynligheden for fejl alt må være højere end nødvendig.
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Wildfires create worst air quality in San Francisco Bay AreaSmoke from the wildfires north of San Francisco has sank air quality level in the Bay Area to the same unhealthy level as some of China's smog-choked cities, sending people to emergency rooms, forcing schools to close and people to wear masks when they step outside.
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Green vineyards stand out in black of California firesOdd pockets of lush green—grape vines, believe it or not—stand out amid the ashen landscape left by northern California's wildfires.
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Ingeniøren

iPhones kan udsættes for phishing iPhonebrugere bliver konstant bedt om adgangskoder. Det kan potentielt blive et problem, hvis hackere finder ud af, hvordan man via falske pop-ups kan udnytte dette til at franarre iPhone-indehaverne deres koder. Men der er en løsning. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/iphones-kan-udsaettes-phishing-1081635 Version2
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Conservation cutbacks put Brazil's Amazon animals at riskBenedito de Souza scoops back sand hiding a nest of baby giant Amazon River turtles that he had covered over weeks ago to hide from predators. Suddenly exposed, dozens of the tiny reptiles make a run for it.
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Thousands of penguin chicks starve in AntarcticaMass starvation has wiped out thousands of penguin chicks in Antarctica, with unusually thick sea ice forcing their parents to forage further for food in what conservationists Friday called a "catastrophic breeding failure".
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Toshiba, Bain executives join in push for memory-chips saleAt Toshiba's flash-memory chip plant in Yokkaichi, the orderly quiet of the clean room, with its metal boxes zipping around on overhead rails, contrasts sharply with the messy feud between its owners over plans to sell this prized asset.
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California fires kill 31, deadliest in state's historyThe death toll from raging California wildfires rose to 31 Thursday as body recovery teams used cadaver dogs to locate victims, making it the deadliest series of blazes in the state's history.
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Chile penguins win battle in war against mineThey may be less than a meter tall but they have conquered a Goliath: Chile's vulnerable Humboldt penguins have thwarted—for now at least—a billion dollar mining project in one of the country's most depressed regions.
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Tesla recalls Model X vehicles for seat fixTesla on Thursday said that it is recalling Model X sport utility vehicles to fix second-row seat-backs which might shift forward during crashes.
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Battle of the online sex crimes in high-tech S. KoreaTony Kim has been paid to watch porn for the last six years, spending his days staring attentively at graphic videos of naked women and sexual liaisons.
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Head of Samsung's booming semiconductor business to resignThe chairman of Samsung Electronics Co.'s board of directors, who has been the public face of the company after its de facto chief was jailed on corruption charges, said Friday he will resign next year to make way for a new leader.
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Feathered foes: Resurgent turkeys clash with human neighborsNot everyone is celebrating the return of the wild turkeys.
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New protein study broadens knowledge of molecular basis for diseaseDetermining how proteins function on a molecular level is crucial to understanding the underlying basis for disease. Now scientists 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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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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Viden

Fakta-tjek: Gør mobilen børn stressede?Den bipper og blinker efter opmærksomhed. Samtidig er der sket en markant stigning i antallet af børn med stress. Men hænger det sammen? Ikke nødvendigvis, vurderer fagfolk.
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Tweets can help predict the outcome of soccer matchesNew research shows that Twitter activity can help predict the result of football matches when combined with betting market prices.
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Lead fishing tackle may be threatening loon populationsA new study published in the Journal of Wildlife Management and Wildlife Monographs reveals the devastating effects of lead fishing tackle on loon populations.
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Researchers engineered a cloud-based system to improve comfort, productivity and energy efficiencyNo matter the season, thermostat wars rage in offices worldwide. Workers bicker over the temperature, alternately complaining that it's too hot or too cold. Thankfully, Concordia researchers may have developed a solution.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Is it gonna blow? Measuring volcanic emissions from spaceLate last month, a stratovolcano in Bali named Mount Agung began to smoke. Little earthquakes trembled beneath the mountain. Officials have since evacuated thousands of people to prevent what happened when Agung erupted in 1963, killing more than 1,000 people.
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Mantis shrimp-inspired camera enables glimpse into hidden worldBy mimicking the eye of the mantis shrimp, Illinois researchers have developed an ultra-sensitive camera capable of sensing both color and polarization. The bioinspired imager can potentially improve early cancer detection and help provide a new understanding of underwater phenomena, the researchers said.
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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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Understanding rare earth emulsionsDespite their name, rare earth elements actually aren't that rare. Abundant in mines around the world, rare earths are used in many high-tech products, including visual displays, batteries, super conductors, and computer hard drives. But while they aren't necessarily tricky to find, the elements often occur together and are extremely difficult to separate and extract.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Converting carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water, electricityResearchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis have determined how electrocatalysts can convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water and electricity. The discovery can lead to the development of efficient electrocatalysts for large scale production of synthesis gas—a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Scraping out the London sewers by handFitted with a body camera, a sewer engineer tries to remove a blockage.
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Science | The Guardian

Tiangong-1: Chinese space station will crash to Earth within months Pieces weighing up to 100kg could make it to the surface, says expert, when out-of-control 8.5-tonne laboratory breaks apart in the atmosphere An 8.5-tonne Chinese space station has accelerated its out-of-control descent towards Earth and is expected to crash to the surface within a few months. The Tiangong-1 or “Heavenly Palace” lab was launched in 2011 and described as a “potent political symbo
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Ingeniøren

Leder: Umoden it-iver i det offentlige bliver til farlig leg med vores data It-sikkerhed
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Science | The Guardian

The scientists persuading terrorists to spill their secrets Expert interrogators know torture doesn’t work – but until now, nobody could prove it. By analysing hundreds of top-secret interviews with terror suspects, two British scientists have revolutionised the art of extracting the truth. By Ian Leslie In 2013, a British man was arrested for planning to kidnap and brutally murder a soldier. The suspect, who had a criminal history, had posted messages on
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Restless legs syndrome study identifies 13 new genetic risk variantsA new study into the genetics underlying restless legs syndrome has identified 13 previously-unknown genetic risk variants, while helping inform potential new treatment options for the condition.
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Ingeniøren

International stjerne-CEO: Sådan motiverer man medarbejdere Subhanu Saxena har opnået global gennemslagskraft med et budskab om, at virksomheder og deres topledere bør have større formål end blot bundlinjen. Til december gæster han København til konferencen Ledelse der styrker 2017. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/international-stjerne-ceo-sadan-motiverer-man-medarbejdere-10553 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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The Atlantic

A Stunning Blow to Obamacare The Trump administration will end subsidies to insurers selling plans on the Obamacare marketplaces to help cover out-of-pocket costs for low-income customers, the White House said in a statement late Thursday night. It’s the latest example of the executive branch moving to dismantle former President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, as Congress has repeatedly faltered in its own
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Ingeniøren

Eksperter er enige: Forgasning er vejen til grøn transport - men det er op ad bakkeForgasning af skovens biomasse er en tung, svær og dyr proces. Men vi er nødt til at knække koden, for grøn gas er en vigtig brik i fremtidens fossilfrie energisystem, mener branchefolk.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Squirrels Chunk Their Buried TreasureUnder certain circumstances squirrels will bury all of the same kind of nut near one another, a mnemonic strategy known as chunking. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Climate change may accelerate infectious disease outbreaks, say researchersAside 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.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

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 have now used light optical microscopy of single molecules to fundamentally study the way riboswitches work.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

UK-Dutch-built Sentinel launches to track air qualitySentinel-5P lifts off from Russia to make 20 million daily observations of pollution across the globe.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

New protein study broadens knowledge of molecular basis for diseaseScientists are one step closer to unraveling the mystery of how intrinsically disordered proteins work, according to new research.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Fighting racism: Teaching kids to identify individual black people can reduce racial biasMany times, those who hold racially biased views of other people see them as all the same. Instead of thinking of them as specific individuals, they lump them into a group -- seeing them as 'those people.' Now an international team of researchers suggests one way to reduce racial bias in kids is by teaching them to identify individual faces of those of other races.
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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 can now explain the process how this happens.
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Scientists pinpoint surprising origin of melanomaA 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 become invasive, migratory cancer cells. This know
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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 new study.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Converting carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water, electricityResearchers have determined how electrocatalysts can convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water and electricity. The discovery can lead to the development of efficient electrocatalysts for large scale production of synthesis gas -- a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Understanding rare Earth emulsionsThrough a series of theoretical simulations, researchers discovered that surface polarization in mixed media increases attraction among elements.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Finally! A solution to office thermostat warsA new method has been proposed 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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Study Illuminates Genetics of Skin ColorResearchers identified genes related to melanin levels in African populations.
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NYT > Science

Trilobites: Jeremy the Lefty Snail Is Dead. His Offspring Are All Right.The brown garden snail won international fame for a mutation that caused his shell to coil left instead of right, making it difficult to mate with other snails.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

How do you build the next-generation internet?What will it take to build the ultra-fast internet of the future?
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Popular Science

If an astronaut gets hurt on the moon, this is how we'll rescue them Space In the event of a lunar emergency, use pulleys. It looks like a cross between a qandripod and a handcart, and it could one day be used to save the lives of lunar explorers.
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Strange undertakings: Ant queens bury dead to prevent diseaseAnt queens may bury other queens -- a task normally performed by workers -- to avoid infection when co-founding a new colony, according to a study published in the open-access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology.
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Gizmodo

Deadspin The Tape Lies | Jezebel Megyn Kelly Today, Today: ‘We’re Talking About a Little Ackshawn’ | Deadspin The Tape Lies | Jezebel Megyn Kelly Today , Today: ‘We’re Talking About a Little Ackshawn’ | Splinter How The Tax Cut Scam Works | Earther Why Thousands of People Around the World Are Mapping Puerto Rico’s Buildings and Streets | Very Smart Brothas #SoupOnRacists Needs to Be a Movement Because We Need to Throw More Soup on Racists |
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Strange undertakings: Ant queens bury dead to prevent diseaseAnt queens may bury other queens - a task normally performed by workers - to avoid infection when co-founding a new colony, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology.
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The Atlantic

Radio Atlantic: Derek Thompson and the Moonshot Factory Few journalists have gotten a peek inside X, the secretive lab run by Google's parent company Alphabet. Its scientists are researching cold fusion, hover boards, and stratosphere-surfing balloons. Derek Thompson, staff writer at The Atlantic , spent several days with the staff of X. In this episode, he tells Matt and Alex all about what he found, and what it suggests about the future of technolog
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IQ Tests Can’t Prove Whether Trump (or Anyone Else) Has a Very Good Brain Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images In recent days our Secretary of State has called the President a “fucking moron.” The President retorted that he believes he has the higher IQ score . But both are hiding behind faulty intelligence measures instead of saying how they really feel. First, a not-so-fun fact about morons: this term, along with idiot and imbecile , was once a technical term for
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Pumas aren’t the loners scientists thought they were Pumas are more social than scientists previously thought, a new study suggests. The study quantifies complex, enduring, and “friendly” interactions of these secretive animals, revealing a rich puma society far more tolerant and social than previously understood. “Our research shows that food sharing among this group of mountain lions is a social activity, which cannot be explained by ecological a
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First trimester fevers may cause birth defects Fever during the first trimester of pregnancy may boost the risk of heart defects and facial deformities such as cleft lip or palate. Researchers have known about the risks for decades, but how it happens has been unclear. Is a virus or other infection source—or fever alone—the underlying problem? Now, a new study in Science Signaling points to the fever itself, not its root source, that can inte
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Tweets can help predict the outcome of football matchesNew research shows that Twitter activity can help predict the result of football matches when combined with betting market prices.The tone of Twitter posts can predict when a team is more likely to win and soccer bets are mispriced, the study by the University of East Anglia (UEA) found.
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Early pregnancy test for cows improves welfare and food productionEarly pregnancy detection is vital in the cattle industry and improves animal welfare, whilst reducing consumer costs. A simpler, cheaper and safer early pregnancy test, has successfully advanced cattle farming over the last six years, with sales now exceeding $10 million per annum. The development of this test was borne from the discovery of a protein critical for pregnancy success, over 30 years
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Research reveals possible new treatment pathway for severe allergic asthmaResearch demonstrates that blocking the action of two pro-inflammatory molecules significantly reduces symptoms of allergic asthma in mice, which could lead to development of a new treatment for people with a severe form of the condition.
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House Ethics Office Says New York Congressman May Have Violated RulesAn inquiry centered on actions by a New York Congressman who is a majority stockholder in a biotech company.
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Gizmodo

The Five Best Candle Brands, According To You We burned the candle at both ends to figure out the top five candles brands, as voted by all you candle-obsessed people out there. Now it’s time to melt it down to one. Read what everyone had to say and make sure you cast your vote. Woodwick I really like the WoodWick candles. They give off a nice crackle and pop sound and usually have a decent sized flame. Bed Bath and Beyond picks a scent of th
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Sticky feet evolved differently in geckos and anoles Two different groups of lizards—geckos and anoles—took two different evolutionary routes to developing their sticky toe pads. Researchers report that anoles seemed to commit to a single type of toe pad, one that generates lots of friction. As a group, they were able to develop sticky toe pads early. Geckos, meanwhile, opted for an evolutionary “drunken stumble,” and seemingly didn’t commit to a s
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Offenders with genetic mental disorders judged more harshly New research finds that criminal offenders with genetic mental disorders are judged more negatively than offenders with mental disorders whose criminal behavior may arise from environmental factors, such as childhood abuse. “In our study, we wanted to determine if it mattered why and how defendants acquired those mental disorders…” Additionally, researchers found that offenders with genetic menta
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The Atlantic

The Audacity of Iran's Foreign Minister If the Persian language had a term for chutzpah , it should have been the title for Javad Zarif’s recent essay in The Atlantic . Written by Iran’s foreign minister and master propagandist, a man who has perfected the art of spoon-feeding credulous Westerners his spin, the article depicts an odious Iranian regime that has spread chaos and destruction throughout the Middle East as a magnanimous dem
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Live Science

Man Nearly Dies After Live Fish Jumps Down His ThroatA man in England nearly lost his life after an entire live fish jumped down his throat.
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Popular Science

You don’t need a $200 Oculus Go to get into virtual reality right now Technology Here’s where the new product fits in the expanding VR landscape On Wednesday, Zuckerberg and Facebook-owned Oculus announced a new headset designed to fill a gap between the cheap and the pricey.
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More than 25 million people dying in agony without morphine every year Concern over illicit use and addiction is putting morphine out of reach for millions of patients globally who need it for pain relief More than 25 million people, including 2.5 million children, die in agony every year around the world, for want of morphine or other palliative care, according to a major investigation. Poor people cannot get pain relief in many countries of the world because their
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As Punishment, Facebook Commits to Hiring One (1) Black to Its Board Members of the Congressional Black Caucus meeting with Donald Trump in early 2017. (Photo: AP) On Thursday, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg assured members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) that the social media company will name a black director to its board “within the foreseeable future.” Currently, Facebook’s eight-member board of directors is all white and 75 percent male. Sandberg’s meet
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Equifax rival TransUnion also sends site visitors to malicious pages Enlarge / One of the bad pages delivered after researcher Jérôme Segura visited transunioncentroamerica.com (credit: Jérôme Segura ) Equifax isn't the only credit-reporting behemoth with a website redirecting visitors to fake Adobe Flash updates. A security researcher from AV provider Malwarebytes said transunioncentroamerica.com, a TransUnion site serving people in Central America, is also sendi
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A potential drug found in a sea creature can now be made efficiently in the labCooking bryostatin 1 up in a lab lets researchers explore its potential as a drug.
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The Atlantic Daily: Dealbreakers and Democracy What We’re Following Foreign Policy: The U.S. is formally leaving UNESCO , the UN’s cultural body, over perceptions that the agency is biased against Israel, which also withdrew. It’s the latest in the series of dealbreaking moves that characterize President Trump’s foreign policy, from exiting the Paris climate-change agreement to reinstating restrictions on the U.S.’s relationship with Cuba. Ne
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Google to give $1 billion to nonprofits and help Americans get jobs in the new economyGoogle will invest $1 billion over the next five years in nonprofit organizations helping people adjust to the changing nature of work, the largest philanthropic pledge to date from the Internet giant.
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Could Eating Poultry Raise Your Risk of UTIs?The poultry products you buy at the grocery store may be a source of bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTIs) in people, a new study suggests.
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All Trailers Are Spoilers Now Image: Disney No one really knows what a spoiler is anymore. The term has become a subjective judgment tied to one person’s ideas about how much they can know about a story in advance before it ruins their enjoyment of that story. Some people don’t care at all, others care too much, and it’s all gotten a tad out of hand. The whole idea of trailers and spoilers popped into our news feeds this week
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Google Offers Help to Industries It Helps to DestroyGoogle offers $1 billion for training, coaching for people displaced by digitizing economy that Google is creating.
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The NYC Blackout of 1977 Was An Invitation To Looting And Rioting | Street Justice: The Bronx Street Justice: The Bronx | Tuesdays 9p With hundreds of gangs roaming the streets and a blackout that consumed the city for days, 1977 was one of the most dangerous years in New York City. Full episodes streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/street-justice-the-bronx/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StreetJusticeTV
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Intense storms batter Saturn’s largest moon, scientists reportTitan, the largest of Saturn's more than 60 moons, has surprisingly intense rainstorms, according to research by a team of UCLA planetary scientists and geologists. Although the storms are relatively rare -- they occur less than once per Titan year, which is 29 and a half Earth years -- they occur much more frequently than the scientists expected.
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The 10 Best Deals of October 12, 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: Workout Gear WODFitters Gold Box While we see individual deals on foam rollers , y
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: UNESGO Today in 5 Lines President Trump signed an executive order expanding the use of certain types of health plans, which could undermine Obamacare. Trump implied on Twitter that he may pull back on federal aid to Puerto Rico. The State Department announced that the U.S. will withdraw from UNESCO, the UN cultural organization, citing “anti-Israel bias.” An American woman and her family were freed , af
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Will Harvey Weinstein Finally Kill the Old Boys' Network? Updated on October 13 at 12:35 p.m. The cascade of revelations about Harvey Weinstein’s allegedly terrible and lewd behavior has unearthed plenty of victims— scores of them , in fact. But the story may have revealed other, different kinds of casualties, as well: similar, unnamed men in powerful positions who prey upon the less powerful, and their allies, who silently and tacitly accept bad behavi
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A potential drug found in a sea creature can now be made in the labCooking bryostatin 1 up in a lab lets researchers explore its potential as a drug.
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ISPs don’t want to tell the FCC exactly where they offer Internet service Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | jangeltun ) The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether it should collect more accurate data about broadband deployment in the US, but cable and telecom lobby groups are urging the FCC to maintain the status quo. Currently, the FCC's " Form 477 " data collection program requires Internet service providers to identify the census blocks in which they
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This Week's Air Quality Is Worst On Record For San Francisco Bay Area As wildfires spread through Northern California counties, clouds of smoke and ash are spreading, too, far beyond the flames. Air quality officials have a database that's searchable by ZIP code. (Image credit: Lesley McClurg/KQED)
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Trilobites: In Easter Island DNA, Evidence of Genetic LonelinessDNA analysis of Pre-Columbian human remains suggest natives of South America may not have intermingled with the Polynesians who built the fascinating Moai statues.
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A Condom-Maker’s Discovery: Size MattersMen have long complained about how condoms fit. Now a manufacturer is selling condoms in 60 sizes, in combinations of 10 lengths and nine circumferences.
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An obsessive photographer's guide to the iPhone 8 Plus camera Gadgets It’s not a big shift in hardware, but Apple has done a lot to cure bad photos. The iPhone 8 Plus introduces photo and video improvements like more pixels and a Portrait Lighting effect.
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How Two Physicists Proved We’re Not Living in The Matrix There is however, at least one caveat. Read More
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Is This How The Trump Administration Might Save Coal? Energy Secretary Rick Perry says subsidizing coal and nuclear power plants would make the grid more reliable. An unlikely array of critics say the move is expensive and unnecessary. (Image credit: Reid Frazier/Allegheny Front)
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Understanding rare earth emulsionsThrough a series of theoretical simulations, Northwestern University researchers discovered that surface polarization in mixed media increases attraction among elements.
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Converting carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water, electricityResearchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis have determined how electrocatalysts can convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water and electricity. The discovery can lead to the development of efficient electrocatalysts for large scale production of synthesis gas -- a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen.
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An FDA Panel Just Greenlit a Breakthrough Gene Therapy to Cure Blindness Image: Flickr On Thursday, a US Food and Drug Administration review panel gave their stamp of approval to an experimental gene therapy for a rare inherited form of blindness. If ultimately approved by the agency, the technique would be the first gene therapy for an inherited disease approved in the United States—and a landmark in the field of biomedicine. The drug, Luxturna, from Spark Therapeuti
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Man Arrested for Facebook Page Parodying Police Sues Cops, Wants His Damn Xbox Back Photo: Getty A Cleveland-area man acquitted of a felony charge for creating a parody account of his local police department has filed a lawsuit against the city of Parma, two of its police officers, and a third law enforcement official, alleging a violation of his civil rights. Anthony Novak, 28, was arrested last year for creating a fake Facebook account called “The City of Parma Police Departme
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The Mechanics Behind Yellowstone's Old Faithful The Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park blows water approximately ever 90 minutes. The the mechanics behind this beautiful mystery have been revealed this week in a new study.
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Tesla To Voluntarily Recall 11,000 Model X Vehicles Over Seat Issue Photo: Tesla Tesla announced Thursday afternoon that it’s voluntarily recalling 11,000 Model X SUVs worldwide because the rear row of seats might not lock into place in the event of a crash. The recall involves vehicles built with fold-flat second row seats, and only affects vehicles made between Oct. 28, 2016 to Aug. 16, 2017. Tesla said it believes only 3 percent of the recalled vehicles are af
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Ars Technica

Sony’s projector that turns your surface into a touchscreen is now available Sony has finally brought its Xperia Touch projector to market at $1,699.99. The device can project a fully functional Android interface onto a table, wall, or other flat surface in your home, and it can be used to watch movies or play video games, too. The Xperia Touch can project a 23-inch multi-touch Android interface that works well, or it can do up to 80 inches on the wall for movie and video
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Hurricane Ophelia is one extremely weird storm Environment It's rare for hurricanes to tread these waters. Hurricane Ophelia is treading waters not often traveled by hurricanes. The storm could evolve and threaten Ireland and the United Kingdom early next week.
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Is it gonna blow? Measuring volcanic emissions from spaceCarbon dioxide measured by a NASA satellite pinpoints sources of the gas from human and volcanic activities, which may help monitor greenhouse gases responsible for climate change.
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Mantis shrimp-inspired camera enables glimpse into hidden worldBy mimicking the eye of the mantis shrimp, Illinois researchers have developed an ultra-sensitive camera capable of sensing both color and polarization. The bioinspired imager can potentially improve early cancer detection and help provide a new understanding of underwater phenomena, the researchers said.See a video of describing the study on YouTube.
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FCC chair “refused” to rebuke Trump over threat to take NBC off the air Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai listens during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2017. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg ) Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai still hasn't publicly responded to President Trump's call for NBC and other networks to have their FCC licenses challenged, and Democratic lawmakers are stepping up the pressure. Rep
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