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Scientists solve a magnesium mystery in rechargeable battery performanceScientists have discovered a surprising set of chemical reactions involving magnesium that degrade battery performance even before the battery can be charged up. The findings could steer the design of next-gen batteries.
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Key psychiatric drug target comes into focusOne way or another, many psychiatric drugs work by binding to receptor molecules in the brain that are sensitive to the neurotransmitter dopamine, a chemical signal that is central to how our experiences shape our behavior. But because scientists still don't understand the differences between the many kinds of dopamine receptors present on brain cells, most of these drugs are 'messy,' binding to m
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Renewable resource: To produce vital lipoic acid, sulfur is used, then replenishedNew research shows how a protein is consumed, then reconstituted, during the production of a compound required for converting energy from food into a form that can be used by our cells. The results could help scientists to understand why humans with a fatal condition -- defects in an iron-sulfur carrier gene -- have deficiencies in this lipoic acid compound.
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Water striders illustrate evolutionary processesHow do new species arise and diversify in nature? Natural selection offers an explanation, but the genetic and environmental conditions behind this mechanism are still poorly understood. Researchers have just figured out how water striders (family Veliidae) of the genus Rhagovelia developed fan-like structures at the tips of their legs. These structures allow them to move upstream against the curr
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Key psychiatric drug target comes into focusResearchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, UC San Francisco, and Stanford University solved the crystal structure of a specific dopamine receptor called D4 at an incredibly high resolution -- the highest for any dopamine, serotonin, or adrenalin receptor to date -- allowing them to design a new compound to precisely probe these potential drug targets like never before with the ho
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Memory rides the ripples for long-term storageDion Khodagholy and colleagues have observed coordination between high-frequency oscillations (or brain waves) called 'ripples' in the rat hippocampus and parts of the brain called the association cortex.
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The evolution of fan-propelled water strider insects into new environmentsResearchers have discovered two genes underlying the evolution of a water striding insect fan used for locomotion, which they say were essential for survival in fast-flowing stream environments.
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The mouth may act as a hub for intestinal disease-causing bacteriaScientists say the mouth may act as a reservoir for intestinal disease-causing bacteria that exacerbate conditions including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis (UC), and Crohn's disease (CD).
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Study shows how nerves drive prostate cancerIn a study in today's issue of Science, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore Medicine, report that certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth by triggering a switch that causes tumor vessels to proliferate. Their earlier research -- which first implicated nerves in fueling prostate cancer -- has prompted Montefiore-Einstein to conduct a pilot study testing whet
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Liquid metal discovery ushers in new wave of chemistry and electronicsResearchers use liquid metal to create atom-thick 2-D never before seen in nature. The research could transform how we do chemistry and could also be applied to enhance data storage and make faster electronics.
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Evolution in your back garden -- great tits may be adapting their beaks to birdfeedersA British enthusiasm for feeding birds may have caused UK great tits to have evolved longer beaks than their European counterparts, according to new research.The findings, published in Science, identify for the first time the genetic differences between UK and Dutch great tits which researchers were then able to link to longer beaks in UK birds.
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What the Balkans can teach other states in conflictThe research, undertaken by Professor Neophytos Loizides and Muzaffer Kutlay of the University's School of Politics and International Relations, and Dr Darren Dinsmore, of its Kent Law School, is published in a special section of the journal International Migration.
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What the Girl Scouts Can Learn From Women's Colleges The news of the Boy Scouts of America’s decision to open its programs up to girls has inquiring minds wondering what it means for the Girl Scouts. After all, the girls’ organization has expressed concerns about the decision, citing skepticism about the Boy Scouts’ motives and a perceived lack of involvement in the decision, among other criticisms. But one of Girl Scouts’ biggest objections is a p
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Has the Supreme Court Legalized Public Corruption? For a few days earlier this month, it looked like the years-long corruption probe targeting New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez would fall apart seven weeks into his trial. At issue was the prosecution’s “stream of benefits” theory, which argues that the steady flow of donations and gifts from a wealthy Florida doctor to the Democratic senator—and the flow of favors from the senator to the doctor—amo
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Netflix’s 'The Punisher' Is Coming Sooner Than You ThinkNetflix's new trailer finally reveals when Marvel antihero Frank Castle will be crashing into your living room.
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Team clarifies valley polarization for electronic and optoelectronic technologiesAn interdisciplinary team of scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has uncovered a direct link between sample quality and the degree of valley polarization in monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). In contrast with graphene, many monolayer TMDs are semiconductors and show promise for future applications in electronic and optoelectronic technologies.
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Researchers build a 'billion sensors' earthquake observatory with optical fibersThousands of miles of buried optical fibers crisscross California's San Francisco Bay Area delivering high-speed internet and HD video to homes and businesses.
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Newly developed switch activates genes thousands of times better than natureIf scientists could precisely regulate gene expression, they could turn off the genes responsible for illness and disease and turn on those that enhance health and the immune system.
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Chronic gastrointestinal problems? Your dirty mouth may be partly to blame Enlarge (credit: Media for Medical ) Chronic intestinal disturbances may in part be handed down from above, according to a study published Thursday in Science . Intestinal pathogens can lurk in the mouth and—at just the right moments— interlope in the gut to help trigger severe, recurring bouts of inflammation , researchers found. The study, based on human and mouse data, suggests that microbes l
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Lawmakers Introduce 'Honest Ads Act' to Govern Online Political Advertising [Updated] Photo: AP Senate lawmakers on Thursday unveiled their first major legislative effort to increase transparency in online political advertising, called the Honest Ads Act. Sponsored by Senators Mark Warner, Amy Klobuchar, and John McCain, the bill attempts to align rules for online advertising with those broadcast on television and radio airwaves. “We understand that election security is national s
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Terahertz spectroscopy goes nanoBrown University researchers have demonstrated a way to bring a powerful form of spectroscopy—a technique used to study a wide variety of materials—into the nano-world.
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The Best Coding Toys for KidsFrom programmable robots to pocket-sized computers, there are a plethora of tools out there for kids to learn the basics of programming.
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Wear what you want to The Marriage of Figaro | Brief lettersElitism and opera | Neutron stars | Greek theatre acoustics | Jeremiah and the King James Bible | Three-legged stools Howard Jacobson ( There is no excuse for a man not to wear a suit… ’, Weekend, 14 October) reinforces the view that opera is elitist and unapproachable. Nothing could be further from the truth. If the music moves you it doesn’t matter what you wear. And if Mr Jacobson knew his Marr
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Grim’s Haunted Mansion: Accuracy Happy Hours The veil between this world and Grim’s eldritch dimension has begun to grow thin. As you traverse the usual fields of cubes, something flickers before your eyes. Slowly, it comes into focus: the shape of a large, old house, built from creaking timbers and hung with countless cobwebs. This is Grim’s mansion indeed! It’s time for his housesitting mission. While the premises do appear ominous, you m
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Can Crowdsourcing Teach AI to Do the Right Thing? Researchers look at crowdsourcing as a way to teach ethics to AI. Read More
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Team determines first high-resolution structure of dopamine receptorOne way or another, many psychiatric drugs work by binding to receptor molecules in the brain that are sensitive to the neurotransmitter dopamine, a chemical signal that is central to how our experiences shape our behavior. But because scientists still don't understand the differences between the many kinds of dopamine receptors present on brain cells, most of these drugs are "messy," binding to m
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Renewable resource: To produce vital lipoic acid, sulfur is used, then replenishedNew research shows how a protein is consumed and then reconstituted during the production of lipoic acid, a compound required by our bodies to convert energy from food into a form that can be used by our cells. The lipoyl synthase enzyme (LipA) removes two hydrogen atoms from an inert carbon chain and replaces them with sulfur atoms from one of its own iron-sulfur clusters to create lipoic acid, r
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Gut bacterium indirectly causes symptoms by altering fruit fly microbiomeCagA, a protein produced by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, can alter the population of microbes living in the fruit fly gut, leading to disease symptoms, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens by Tiffani Jones and Karen Guillemin of the University of Oregon.
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New machine learning system can automatically identify shapes of red blood cellsUsing a computational approach known as deep learning, scientists have developed a new system to classify the shapes of red blood cells in a patient's blood. The findings, published in PLOS Computational Biology, could potentially help doctors monitor people with sickle cell disease.
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Water striders illustrate evolutionary processesHow do new species arise and diversify in nature? Natural selection offers an explanation, but the genetic and environmental conditions behind this mechanism are still poorly understood. A team led by Abderrahman Khila at CNRS has just figured out how water striders (family Veliidae) of the genus Rhagovelia developed fan-like structures at the tips of their legs.
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Evolution in your back garden—great tits may be adapting their beaks to birdfeedersA British enthusiasm for feeding birds may have caused UK great tits to have evolved longer beaks than their European counterparts, according to new research.
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Liquid metal discovery ushers in new wave of chemistry and electronicsResearchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have used liquid metal to create two-dimensional materials no thicker than a few atoms that have never before been seen in nature.
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Studying insect behavior? Make yourself an ethoscopeFruit flies are a common research animal in neuroscience and behavioral studies because of their surprising similarities to humans. The mysteries of a broad range of human conditions can be studied in detail in these organisms, however this often requires the use of expensive custom equipment. In a Community Page publishing 19 October in the open access journal PLOS Biology, Dr Giorgio Gilestro fr
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Insects Conquered a Watery Realm With Just Two New Genes Ever since Darwin articulated his theory of natural selection, the question of evolutionary novelties has intrigued biologists. It’s relatively easy to understand how natural selection can reshape an existing trait — to make antlers bigger, legs longer or wings more colorful. But sometimes a fully formed trait appears seemingly out of the blue, without any apparent antecedent. Where did it come f
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Adrenergic nerves activate an angio-metabolic switch in prostate cancer Nerves closely associate with blood vessels and help to pattern the vasculature during development. Recent work suggests that newly formed nerve fibers may regulate the tumor microenvironment, but their exact functions are unclear. Studying mouse models of prostate cancer, we show that endothelial β-adrenergic receptor signaling via adrenergic nerve–derived noradrenaline in the prostate stroma is
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MOF-derived cobalt nanoparticles catalyze a general synthesis of amines The development of base metal catalysts for the synthesis of pharmaceutically relevant compounds remains an important goal of chemical research. Here, we report that cobalt nanoparticles encapsulated by a graphitic shell are broadly effective reductive amination catalysts. Their convenient and practical preparation entailed template assembly of cobalt-diamine-dicarboxylic acid metal organic frame
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A liquid metal reaction environment for the room-temperature synthesis of atomically thin metal oxides Two-dimensional (2D) oxides have a wide variety of applications in electronics and other technologies. However, many oxides are not easy to synthesize as 2D materials through conventional methods. We used nontoxic eutectic gallium-based alloys as a reaction solvent and co-alloyed desired metals into the melt. On the basis of thermodynamic considerations, we predicted the composition of the self-l
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Encoding of vinylidene isomerization in its anion photoelectron spectrum Vinylidene-acetylene isomerization is the prototypical example of a 1,2-hydrogen shift, one of the most important classes of isomerization reactions in organic chemistry. This reaction was investigated with quantum state specificity by high-resolution photoelectron spectroscopy of the vinylidene anions H 2 CC and D 2 CC and quantum dynamics calculations. Peaks in the photoelectron spectra are con
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Rotary and linear molecular motors driven by pulses of a chemical fuel Many biomolecular motors catalyze the hydrolysis of chemical fuels, such as adenosine triphosphate, and use the energy released to direct motion through information ratchet mechanisms. Here we describe chemically-driven artificial rotary and linear molecular motors that operate through a fundamentally different type of mechanism. The directional rotation of [2]- and [3]catenane rotary molecular m
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Chaos-assisted broadband momentum transformation in optical microresonators The law of momentum conservation rules out many desired processes in optical microresonators. We report broadband momentum transformations of light in asymmetric whispering gallery microresonators. Assisted by chaotic motions, broadband light can travel between optical modes with different angular momenta within a few picoseconds. Efficient coupling from visible to near-infrared bands is demonstr
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Defibrillation of soft porous metal-organic frameworks with electric fields Gas transport through metal-organic framework membranes (MOFs) was switched in situ by applying an external electric field (E-field). The switching of gas permeation upon E-field polarization could be explained by the structural transformation of the zeolitic imidazolate framework ZIF-8 into polymorphs with more rigid lattices. Permeation measurements under a direct-current E-field poling of 500
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Single polymer growth dynamics In chain-growth polymerization, a chain grows continually to reach thousands of subunits. However, the real-time dynamics of chain growth remains unknown. Using magnetic tweezers, we visualized real-time polymer growth at the single-polymer level. Focusing on ring-opening metathesis polymerization, we found that the extension of a growing polymer under a pulling force does not increase continuous
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Quantum control of molecular collisions at 1 kelvin Measurement of vector correlations in molecular scattering is an indispensable tool for mapping out interaction potentials. In a coexpanded supersonic beam, we have studied the rotationally inelastic process wherein deuterium hydride (HD) ( v = 1, j = 2) collides with molecular deuterium (D 2 ) to form HD ( v = 1, j = 1), where v and j are the vibrational and rotational quantum numbers, respectiv
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Ectopic colonization of oral bacteria in the intestine drives TH1 cell induction and inflammation Intestinal colonization by bacteria of oral origin has been correlated with several negative health outcomes, including inflammatory bowel disease. However, a causal role of oral bacteria ectopically colonizing the intestine remains unclear. Using gnotobiotic techniques, we show that strains of Klebsiella spp. isolated from the salivary microbiota are strong inducers of T helper 1 (T H 1) cells w
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Recent natural selection causes adaptive evolution of an avian polygenic trait We used extensive data from a long-term study of great tits ( Parus major ) in the United Kingdom and Netherlands to better understand how genetic signatures of selection translate into variation in fitness and phenotypes. We found that genomic regions under differential selection contained candidate genes for bill morphology and used genetic architecture analyses to confirm that these genes, esp
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Learning-enhanced coupling between ripple oscillations in association cortices and hippocampus Consolidation of declarative memories requires hippocampal-neocortical communication. Although experimental evidence supports the role of sharp-wave ripples in transferring hippocampal information to the neocortex, the exact cortical destinations and the physiological mechanisms of such transfer are not known. We used a conducting polymer-based conformable microelectrode array (NeuroGrid) to reco
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Destruction and reformation of an iron-sulfur cluster during catalysis by lipoyl synthase Lipoyl synthase (LipA) catalyzes the last step in the biosynthesis of the lipoyl cofactor, which is the attachment of two sulfhydryl groups to C6 and C8 of a pendant octanoyl chain. The appended sulfur atoms derive from an auxiliary [4Fe-4S] cluster on the protein that is degraded during turnover, limiting LipA to one turnover in vitro. We found that the Escherichia coli iron-sulfur (Fe-S) cluste
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Crystal structure of the human lysosomal mTORC1 scaffold complex and its impact on signaling The LAMTOR [late endosomal and lysosomal adaptor and MAPK (mitogen-activated protein kinase) and mTOR (mechanistic target of rapamycin) activator] complex, also known as "Ragulator," controls the activity of mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) on the lysosome. The crystal structure of LAMTOR consists of two roadblock/LC7 domain–folded heterodimers wrapped and apparently held together by LAMTOR1, which assemb
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D4 dopamine receptor high-resolution structures enable the discovery of selective agonists Dopamine receptors are implicated in the pathogenesis and treatment of nearly every neuropsychiatric disorder. Although thousands of drugs interact with these receptors, our molecular understanding of dopaminergic drug selectivity and design remains clouded. To illuminate dopamine receptor structure, function, and ligand recognition, we determined crystal structures of the D 4 dopamine receptor i
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Taxon-restricted genes at the origin of a novel trait allowing access to a new environment Taxon-restricted genes make up a considerable proportion of genomes, yet their contribution to phenotypic evolution is poorly understood. We combined gene expression with functional and behavioral assays to study the origin and adaptive value of an evolutionary innovation exclusive to the water strider genus Rhagovelia : the propelling fan. We discovered that two taxon-restricted genes, which we
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Ultraslow waves on the nanoscale There has recently been a surge of interest in the physics and applications of broadband ultraslow waves in nanoscale structures operating below the diffraction limit. They range from light waves or surface plasmons in nanoplasmonic devices to sound waves in acoustic-metamaterial waveguides, as well as fermions and phonon polaritons in graphene and van der Waals crystals and heterostructures. We
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Natural polyreactive IgA antibodies coat the intestinal microbiota Large quantities of immunoglobulin A (IgA) are constitutively secreted by intestinal plasma cells to coat and contain the commensal microbiota, yet the specificity of these antibodies remains elusive. Here we profiled the reactivities of single murine IgA plasma cells by cloning and characterizing large numbers of monoclonal antibodies. IgAs were not specific to individual bacterial taxa but rath
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Comment on "Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition" Levis et al . (Research Articles, 3 March 2017, p. 925) concluded that pre-Columbian tree domestication has shaped present-day Amazonian forest composition. The study, however, downplays five centuries of human influence following European arrival to the Americas. We show that the effects of post-Columbian activities in Amazonia are likely to have played a larger role than pre-Columbian ones in s
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Response to Comment on "Persistent effects of pre-Columbian plant domestication on Amazonian forest composition" McMichael et al . state that we overlooked the effects of post-Columbian human activities in shaping current floristic patterns in Amazonian forests. We formally show that post-Columbian human influences on Amazonian forests are indeed important, but they have played a smaller role when compared to the persistent effects of pre-Columbian human activities on current forest composition.
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Emmanuel Macron Tries to Rebrand He’s five months into his term, and French President Emmanuel Macron is wasting little time. Since his meteoric ascent to the Élysée Palace last summer, the 39-year-old leader has already pushed through an ambitious overhaul of the French labor code, honored his campaign pledge to scrap the country’s wealth tax, and replaced France’s two-year-old state of emergency with a permanent counterterrori
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What This Coming Winter Has in Store for the United States Image: AP NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has issued its forecast for the 2017-18 winter season and, for the second year in a row, La Niña is poised to be a major factor in how the season shapes up. In general, the forecasters are predicting a cooler, wetter north, and a warmer, drier south. It’s difficult to know what the weather will be like next week, let alone the next several months, but th
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The FDA Just Approved Another Promising Immunotherapy For Cancer T-cells. Image: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center On Wednesday—for only the second time—the Food and Drug Administration approved a cutting-edge therapy that genetically modifies a patient’s blood cells in order to attack cancer. This time the therapy, known as CAR T-cell therapy, is designed to treat aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In August, the FDA approved the first CAR T-cell therapy ,
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Study reveals key molecular link in major cell growth pathwayA team of scientists led by Whitehead Institute has uncovered a surprising molecular link that connects how cells regulate growth with how they sense and make available the nutrients required for growth. The researchers' findings also implicate a new protein, SLC38A9, as a potential drug target in pancreatic cancer.
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David Sedaris on Keeping a Diary in the Age of Over-Sharing “When you first start writing, you’re going to suck,” says David Sedaris in a recent interview with The Atlantic . In this animated video, Sedaris reveals that he kept a diary for seven years before he started writing stories and sharing them publicly. “More people are documenting their lives now,” he continues. “The difference is the degree to which they’re sharing. And there’s a lot to be said
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Beats Per Minute Is a Rousing Portrait of a Community in Crisis All of the most riveting human drama in Robin Campillo’s Beats Per Minute takes place in a cramped lecture hall somewhere in Paris, at the site of a weekly meeting of the city’s chapter of the HIV-AIDS advocacy group ACT UP. This is an epic period film about that small room, filled with dozens of activists who helped shape a global conversation, and their story is heartbreakingly relevant to the
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CCNY psychologists develop new model that links emotions and mental healthFor decades psychologists have studied how people regulate emotions using a multitude of ways to conceptualize and assess emotion regulation. Now a recent study published this week in the journal PLOS ONE by Elliot Jurist and David M. Greenberg of The City College of New York, shows how a new assessment model can give clinicians an exciting new way to think about clinical diagnoses including anxie
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NRL clarifies valley polarization for electronic and optoelectronic technologiesMany of today's technologies, such as, solid-state lighting, transistors in computer chips, and batteries in cell phones rely simply on the charge of the electron and how it moves through the material. In certain materials, such as the monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), electrons can be selectively placed into a chosen electronic valley using optical excitation.
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Fundamental research enhances understanding of major cancer geneA collaboration between Babraham Institute scientists and AstraZeneca provides new insights into the role of PTEN, a major cancer gene, in controlling cell growth and behaviour. PTEN is the second most commonly altered gene in human cancers, particularly prostate cancers, and this work could help to develop and target new treatments.
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Investigating the most common genetic contributor to Parkinson's diseaseLRRK2 gene mutations are the most common genetic cause of Parkinson's disease (PD), but the normal physiological role of this gene in the brain remains unclear. In a paper published in Neuron, Brigham and Women's Hospital principal investigator, Jie Shen, Ph.D., of the Department of Neurology, and her team describe an essential role of LRRK in the brain during aging that may help to shed light on
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One to 10 mutations are needed to drive cancer, scientists findFor the first time, scientists have provided unbiased estimates of the number of mutations needed for cancers to develop, in a study of more than 7,500 tumors across 29 cancer types. Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators adapted a technique from the field of evolution to confirm that, on average, one to ten driver mutations are needed for cancer to emerge. Th
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Discovery lights path for Alzheimer's researchA metallic probe invented at Rice University that lights up when it binds to a misfolded amyloid beta peptide has identified a binding site that could facilitate better drugs to treat Alzheimer's disease. When the probe is illuminated, it catalyzes oxidation of the protein in a way that might keep it from aggregating in the brains of patients.
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Tracing cell death pathway points to drug targets for brain damage, kidney injury, asthmaUniversity of Pittsburgh scientists are unlocking the complexities of a recently discovered cell death process that plays a key role in health and disease, and new findings link their discovery to asthma, kidney injury and brain trauma. The results, reported today in the journal Cell, are the early steps toward drug development that could transform emergency and critical care treatment.
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Brain takes seconds to switch modes during tasksThe brain rapidly switches between operational modes in response to tasks and what is replayed can predict how well a task will be completed, according to a new UCL study in rats.
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H7N9 influenza is both lethal and transmissible in animal model for fluIn 2013, an influenza virus began circulating among poultry in China. It caused several waves of human infection and as of late July 2017, nearly 1,600 people had tested positive for avian H7N9. Nearly 40 percent of those infected had died. In 2017, Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison received a sample of H7N9 virus isolated from a patient in China who had died of the flu. He
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Last unknown structure of HIV-1 solved, another step in efforts to disarm the AIDS virusUAB researchers have solved the last unknown protein structure of HIV-1, the retrovirus that can cause AIDS. Knowledge of this structure, called the cytoplasmic tail of gp41 protein, will further explain how the virus infects human cells and how progeny viruses are assembled and released from infected cells. The cytoplasmic tail appears to play a key role in virus assembly to help incorporate the
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Gene editing in the brain gets a major upgradeGenome editing technologies have revolutionized biomedical science, providing an easy way to modify genes. However, the technique allowing scientists to carryout the most precise edits, doesn't work in cells that are no longer dividing - which includes most neurons in the brain. Researchers at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience have developed a new tool called vSLENDR that, for the firs
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Gut bacteria from wild mice boost health in lab miceLaboratory mice that are given the gut bacteria of wild mice can survive a deadly flu virus infection and fight colorectal cancer dramatically better than laboratory mice with their own gut bacteria, researchers report Oct. 19 in the journal Cell.
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Researchers are tracking pandemic potential of H7N9 bird flu in ChinaAs of Oct. 5, a total of 1,562 laboratory-confirmed cases of H7N9 avian flu virus have been reported to the World Health Organization, with more people getting infected each year. In a study published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe, researchers found that H7N9 viruses replicated efficiently in human airway cells and the lungs of animal models, spread among ferrets via respiratory droplets, and
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Ancient DNA offers new view on saber-toothed cats' pastResearchers who've analyzed the complete mitochondrial genomes from ancient samples representing two species of saber-toothed cats have a new take on the animals' history over the last 50,000 years. The data suggest that the saber-toothed cats shared a common ancestor with all living cat-like species about 20 million years ago. The two saber-toothed cat species under study diverged from each other
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Brain training can improve our understanding of speech in noisy placesFor many people with hearing challenges, trying to follow a conversation in a crowded restaurant or other noisy venue is a major struggle, even with hearing aids. Now researchers reporting in Current Biology on Oct. 19 have some good news: time spent playing a specially designed, brain-training audiogame could help.
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Living mulch builds profits, soilLiving mulch functions like mulch on any farm or garden except -- it's alive. No, it's not out of the latest horror movie; living mulch is a system farmers can use to benefit both profits and the soil. While the system has been around for a while, scientists are making it more efficient and sustainable.
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Is HPV vaccination safe for adult women?In a new study of more than 3 million Danish and Swedish adult women, human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination was not linked with 44 serious chronic diseases.
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Sonos One review: A better sounding smart speaker Enlarge (credit: Jeff Dunn) Sonos is finally girding itself for the smart speaker wars. With Amazon’s Echo line of speakers proving a surprise hit and the usage of digital assistants growing generally, wireless speaker pioneer Sonos has launched its first voice-enabled speaker, the Sonos One . This $199 device taps in to the same Alexa assistant that Amazon plants in its own hardware; at some poi
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Will the World's Most Worrying Flu Virus Go Pandemic? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) keeps a Most Wanted list for flu viruses . The agency evaluates every potentially dangerous strain, and gives them two scores out of 10—one reflecting how likely they are to trigger a pandemic, and another that measures how bad that pandemic would be. At the top of the list, with scores of 6.5 for emergence and 7.5 for impact, is H7N9. Influenz
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Thor: Ragnarok May Be the Funniest Superhero Movie Ever All Images: Disney Thor: Ragnarok is the funniest Marvel movie to date. In fact, it may be the funniest superhero movie ever . From the first scene until the very last, it’s a non-stop cavalcade of jokes wrapped around an epic, sweeping space adventure. The whole thing will make you absolutely giddy. There’s only one problem with the film being so funny and such a spectacle, though: The laughter
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Slow Internet? New technology to speed up home broadband dramaticallySlow internet speeds and the Internet 'rush hour' -- the peak time when data speeds drop by up to 30 percent -- could be history with new hardware that provides consistently high-speed broadband connectivity.
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Yoga and aerobic exercise together may improve heart disease risk factorsHeart disease patients who practice yoga in addition to aerobic exercise saw twice the reduction in blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol levels when compared to patients who practiced either Indian yoga or aerobic exercise alone, according to new research.
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New ways to achieve selectivity for biomarkers in bioelectronicsMaterials science and engineering researchers have experimentally verified the electrochemical processes that control charge transfer rate from an organic polymer to a biomarker molecule. Their findings may enhance selectivity for biomarkers in bioelectronic devices.
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Superbug's artillery revealed: nanomachine secretes toxinsResearchers have created the first high-resolution structure depicting a crucial part of the 'superbug' Pseudomonas aeruginosa, classified by the WHO as having the highest level threat to human health. The image identifies the 'nanomachine' used by the highly virulent bacteria to secrete toxins, pointing the way for drug design targeting this.
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Say What? Computer Game Improves Hearing in Noisy SituationsWant to follow conversations better in a noisy restaurant or bar? There soon may be an app for that.
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Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: It Helps Them Consolidate MemoriesBursts of brain activity called "sleep spindles" work to consolidate memories in dogs as they snooze, just like in humans.
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Veterans study reports reduction in suicide ideation after HBOTA case control study of armed forces veterans with mild traumatic brain injury or persistent post-concussion syndrome, with or without PTSD, has found significant improvements in persistent post-concussion syndrome and PTSD symptoms, memory, intelligence quotient, attention, cognition, depression, quality of life, and brain blood flow, as well as a significant reduction in suicidal ideation and an
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How genes and environment interact to raise risk of congenital heart defectsInfants of mothers with diabetes have a three- to five-fold increased risk of congenital heart defects. Such developmental defects are likely caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. However, the molecular mechanisms by which maternal diabetes disrupts normal heart development in genetically susceptible individuals remain unclear. In a new study, researchers describe a gene-en
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Denuvo’s DRM now being cracked within hours of release When we last checked in on the state of Denuvo copy protection in PC games, the latest version of the best-in-class DRM provider had provided about a month's worth of usable piracy prevention for survival-horror title 2Dark . Fast forward to the current holiday season, and major Denuvo releases are being publicly cracked within a day of their launch. We're certainly a long way away from the days
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Discovery lights path for Alzheimer's researchA probe invented at Rice University that lights up when it binds to a misfolded amyloid beta peptide—the kind suspected of causing Alzheimer's disease—has identified a specific binding site on the protein that could facilitate better drugs to treat the disease.
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Gene editing in the brain gets a major upgradeGenome editing technologies have revolutionized biomedical science, providing a fast and easy way to modify genes. However, the technique allowing scientists to carryout the most precise edits, doesn't work in cells that are no longer dividing - which includes most neurons in the brain. This technology had limited use in brain research, until now. Research Fellow Jun Nishiyama, M.D., Ph.D., Resear
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Last unknown structure of HIV-1 solved, another step in efforts to disarm the AIDS virusA University of Alabama at Birmingham team led by Jamil Saad, Ph.D., has solved the last unknown protein structure of HIV-1, the retrovirus that can cause AIDS.
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Gut bacteria from wild mice boost health in lab miceLaboratory mice that are given the gut bacteria of wild mice can survive a deadly flu virus infection and fight colorectal cancer dramatically better than laboratory mice with their own gut bacteria, researchers report October 19 in the journal Cell.
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Apps for surviving disastersWhen the next big earthquake strikes the Bay Area, millions will likely be stranded without the high-tech comforts provided by Silicon Valley.
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Ancient DNA offers new view on saber-toothed cats' pastResearchers who've analyzed the complete mitochondrial genomes from ancient samples representing two species of saber-toothed cats have a new take on the animals' history over the last 50,000 years. The data suggest that the saber-toothed cats shared a common ancestor with all living cat-like species about 20 million years ago. The two saber-toothed cat species under study diverged from each other
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Sleeping Sickness Can Now be Cured with PillsResearchers are seeking approval from regulators for this quicker, easier treatment -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Smartwatches for Kids Are a Total Privacy Nightmare Photo: Tinitell Facebook Kids’ smartwatches are usually intended to help parents feel at ease that their children are safe when they’re not around. But as it turns out, a number of these devices may do more harm than good. A 49-page report on smartwatches for children (with the unfortunate title of #WatchOut) details all the ways in which they are a security nightmare. The report, conducted by th
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How Mentorship Can Be Life-Changing for People Living With HIV Derrick “Strawberry” Cox found out that he had HIV on March 14, 2011. He’s been managing the virus ever since, an effort that’s supported by his mentor, Tony Burns—who has been managing his own HIV for nearly three decades. Their relationship centers not just on how their antiretroviral-therapy drugs are working for them, or how nutrition factors into the success of their care, but also on making
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Thursday's Best Deals: Dyson Vacuum, Halloween Candy, Adjustable Dumbbells, and More Find savings today on a Dyson Animal vacuum , Halloween candy , a Brother color printer, and more. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Brother HL-3170CDW , $160 Update : Now up to $180 You all have bought a ton of Brother monochrome laser printers, and with good reason ! But if you really need to be able to print in color, today’s your lucky day . Th
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Researchers find shifting relationship between flexibility, modularity in the brainA Rice University study has found negative correlation between flexibility and modularity in the brain. Understanding how they interact is essential to the advance of neuroscience, the researchers said. Flexibility allows for better performance on complex tasks, and modularity allows proficiency on simple tasks.
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Specialized communication narratives help couples deal with miscarriageAnywhere from 10 to 25 percent of clinically recognized pregnancies end in loss, according to the American Pregnancy Association, making miscarriage a socially significant health issue. A recent University of Missouri study examined how men also have to cope with their partner's miscarriage and how married couples can use 'communicated perspective-taking' to cope. The findings could help couples c
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Terahertz spectroscopy goes nanoBrown University researchers have improved the resolution of terahertz emission spectroscopy -- a technique used to study a wide variety of materials -- by 1,000-fold, making the technique useful at the nanoscale.
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Insulin signaling molecule in liver controls levels of triglyceride in bloodA new animal study shows how insulin controls the movement and storage of fat molecules in the liver and how a breakdown in this system could lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and changes in circulating lipid levels associated with cardiovascular disease.
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Cleaning up? Not without helpersFreiburg scientists explain assembly and transport function of 'old' calcium pumps by 'new' partner proteins.
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One of the original coding schools must pay $375k over employment claims Enlarge (credit: Flatiron School) In recent years, dozens of coding schools and boot camps have opened up, promising that they can teach students enough software programming that they can get a high-paying job in just a few months. Now one of the most prominent institutions, New York's Flatiron School, will be shelling out $375,000 to settle charges brought by New York Attorney General Eric Schne
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China's Latest Hit Mobile Game Asks Players to Please Clap for President Xi Jinping Photo: Getty Tencent, the developer of China’s popular messaging app WeChat, has released a mobile game that encourages citizens to applaud President Xi Jinping—just days after WeChat blocked features that citizens use to protest. The game debuted on Wednesday, after Xi’s longwinded address at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, which occurs once every five years. During t
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Maintaining fish biomass the key to conserving reef fish biodiversityA new study has found that conserving fish diversity in Madagascar's coral reef systems may depend on maintaining fish biomass above critical levels.
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Researchers watch in real time as fat-encased drug nanoparticles invade skin cellsA new study describes the use of cutting-edge microscopy technology to visualize how liposomes escape from blood vessels into surrounding cells in a living mouse, offering clues that may help researchers design better drug delivery systems.
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The best hedge fund managers are not psychopaths or narcissists, according to new studyWhen it comes to financial investments, hedge fund managers higher in 'dark triad' personality traits -- psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism -- perform more poorly than their peers, according to new personality psychology research. The difference is a little less than 1 percent annually compared to their peers, but with large investments over several years that slight underperformance ca
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Samsung på vej med 8 nanometer-chipsSidste skridt før 'ekstrem ultraviolet' er på vej til vores mobiltelefoner.
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Insects Are In Serious Trouble The bottles were getting emptier: That was the first sign that something awful was happening. Since 1989, scientists from the Entomological Society Krefeld had been collecting insects in the nature reserves and protected areas of western Germany. They set up malaise traps—large tents that funnel any incoming insect upward through a cone of fabric and into a bottle of alcohol. These traps are used
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Sea levels rose in bursts during past global warming During the period of global warming at the close of the last ice age, Earth’s sea level did not rise steadily but rather in sharp, punctuated bursts when the planet’s glaciers melted, researchers report. The researchers found fossil evidence in drowned reefs offshore Texas that showed sea level rose in several bursts ranging in length from a few decades to one century. “What these fossil reefs sh
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Should Teachers Make $100K Salary? California Will Decide Voters in California may get to decide whether teachers’ salaries should match those of state legislators at the expense of a hike in the sales tax. Read More
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Google Fiber is now in Louisville thanks to new fiber deployment strategy Enlarge (credit: Google Fiber) Google Fiber has begun taking signups in Louisville, Kentucky, after a tumultuous process involving lawsuits filed against the local government by incumbent broadband providers. AT&T and Charter both sued the metro government in Louisville and Jefferson County last year in an attempt to stop a new ordinance designed to give Google Fiber easier access to utility pole
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Your Dog Doesn't Want Just Your Food — He Wants Your AttentionYour dog may be trying to tell you something. From an inquisitive head tilt to "puppy dog eyes," the expressions of our canine companions may be their attempts to communicate, a new study finds.
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Phones keeping students from concentrating during lecturesDaily, people spend over three hours on their phones. While ever-smarter digital devices have made many aspects of our lives more efficient, a growing body of evidence suggests that, by continuously distracting us, they are harming our ability to concentrate. Studies across the world show that students constantly use their phones when they are in class. A strong body of evidence suggests that medi
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Want to control your dreams? Here's how you canNew research has found that a specific combination of techniques will increase people's chances of having lucid dreams, in which the dreamer is aware they're dreaming while it's still happening and can control the experience.
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Ice stream retreats under a cold climateWarmer ocean surface triggered the ice retreat during The Younger Dryas.
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What characteristics do school shooters share?Boys involved in school shootings often struggle to live up to what they perceive as their school's ideals surrounding masculinity. When socially shunned at school, they develop deep-set grudges against their classmates and teachers. The shooters become increasingly angry, depressed, and more violent in their gendered practice. A shooting rampage is their ultimate performance, according to experts
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Strange but true: Turning a material upside down can sometimes make it softerThrough the combined effect of flexoelectricity and piezoelectricity, researchers at the ICN2 led by ICREA Gustau Catalán in collaboration with the UAB have found that polar materials can be made more or less resistant to dents when they are turned upside down... or when a voltage is applied to switch their polarization. This research points to the future development of 'smart mechanical materials
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New study finds childhood cancer survivors commonly stay at jobs to keep health insuranceThe results of a national cancer survey find a significant number of childhood cancer survivors are worried about keeping their health insurance, to the point of letting it affect their career decisions. The findings were published today in JAMA Oncology.
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Changes in insurance coverage among patients with cancer under ACAA new research letter published by JAMA Oncology examines changes in insurance coverage among patients with cancer under the Affordable Care Act.
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A country's prevalence of visual impairment, blindness associated w level of socioeconomic developIn an analysis of data for 190 countries and territories, those with higher levels of socioeconomic development had a lower prevalence of visual impairment and blindness, according to a study published by JAMA Ophthalmology.
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Does rhinoplasty change perceptions of attractiveness, success, health?Participants in a web-based survey who viewed pictures of patients before and after rhinoplasty rated patients after surgery as more attractive, successful and overall healthier, in an article published by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.
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Teens' views vary on pediatric genetic testing for adult-onset conditionsAdolescents display a complex and nuanced understanding of the issues around pediatric genetic testing for conditions that do not appear until adulthood, according to findings presented at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2017 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla. Researchers qualitatively and quantitatively analyzed essays submitted to ASHG's 2016 DNA Day Essay Contest.
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Rapid whole-genome sequencing of neonatal ICU patients is useful and cost-effectiveRapid whole-genome sequencing of acutely ill neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patients in the first few days of life yields clinically useful diagnoses in many cases, and results in lower aggregate costs than the current standard of care, according to findings presented at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2017 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.
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Survey results: Genetics specialists' views on genome editingGenetics professionals around the globe hold varying views on genome editing in humans, agreeing with the general public on some aspects and differing in others, according to survey results presented at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2017 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.
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Google's new super-secure email is crazy strong but not for the forgetfulGoogle on Tuesday rolled out a nasty-complicated but insanely secure version of its Google accounts aimed at "those who need it most," such as journalists, politicians and activists. It's not pretty but stands a good chance of keeping the bad guys out.
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This Star Wars-Inspired Simulation of Human Reproduction Is Awesome The microscopic processes involved in human fertilization are a difficult thing to convey visually, but a group of scientists, using Star Wars as their inspiration, have managed to do just that, creating a highly entertaining and informative video—while accidentally stumbling upon a new scientific discovery in the process. The three-minute video called “ The Beginning ” was put together by Don In
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Chris Hoggett obituary My partner, Chris Hoggett, who has died aged 89, was a book illustrator and a towering figure on the Cheltenham art scene for many decades. Over the years he presented solo shows of his work and regularly contributed to Open Studios events, as well as being the mainstay of the Cheltenham Group of Artists. He was born in Cheltenham, at Columbia Place, Winchcombe Street. His father, Christopher, wa
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A mosquito's secret weapon: a light touch and strong wingsHow do mosquitoes land and take off without our noticing? Using high-speed video cameras, researchers have found part of the answer: mosquitoes' long legs allow them to slowly and gently push off, but their wings provide the majority of the lift, even when fully laden with a blood meal. For comparison, mosquitoes push off with forces much less than those of an escaping fruit fly.
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Breast cancer cells recycle their own ammonia waste as fuelBreast cancer cells recycle ammonia, a waste byproduct of cell metabolism, and use it as a source of nitrogen to fuel tumor growth, report scientists. The insights shed light on the biological role of ammonia in cancer and may inform the design of new therapeutic strategies to slow tumor growth.
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How female immune cells keep their second X chromosome shut offMedical researchers describe how X chromosome inactivation is regulated in the immune system's B cells as they develop in bone marrow and when they encounter antigens.
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Dogs are more expressive when someone is lookingDogs produce more facial expressions when humans are looking at them, according to new research.
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More than 75 percent decrease in total flying insect biomass over 27 years across GermanyThe total flying insect biomass decreased by more than 75 percent over 27 years in protected areas in Germany, according to a new study.
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Salmon sex linked to geological changeIt turns out that sex can move mountains. Researchers have found that the mating habits of salmon can alter the profile of stream beds, affecting the evolution of an entire watershed. The study is one of the first to quantitatively show that salmon can influence the shape of the land.
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Weevil Sex and 19 Other 'Ew'-Inducing Microscope PhotosNature is much spookier when you see it up close—especially when it includes bug sex.
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9 New Ways to Keep Your Heart HealthyHeart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, but it doesn't have to be.
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The Apple Watch's Best New Feature Was Mysteriously Blocked in China Photo: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo Apple may be riding the highest stock prices of its lifetime, but China continues to be a vexing problem for the hardware giant. With a high-profile legal dispute with Qualcomm threatening a ban on the iPhone in China and its market share in the country falling , more bad news arrived late last month when the Apple Watch’s cellular service was reportedly shut off by Chin
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Anyone Can Find Space For This Adjustable Dumbbell Set Power Block 24-Pound Adjustable SpeedBlock Dumbbell , $130 If you can’t be bothered to schlep to the gym during the winter, you can still keep in shape at home with this cleverly designed PowerBlock dumbbell set . Each dumbbell adjusts from 3 to 24 pounds in 3-pound increments with just the flick of a selector pin, so it’s basically like a complete weight rack that could almost fit into a shoebox
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Portraits that transform people into whatever they want to be | Uldus BakhtiozinaWith her gorgeous, haunting photographs, artist Uldus Bakhtiozina documents dreams, working with daily life as she imagines it could be. She creates everything in her work by hand -- from costumes to stages -- without digital manipulation, bringing us images from the land of escapism, where anyone can become something else.
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Mosquitoes evolved to fly away with a belly full of your blood—without you ever noticing Science The secret is in their flight. Mosquitos unusual flight pattern has long puzzled researchers but a new study suggest that their bizarre flight might be their secret to getting away undetected after…
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Microsoft's Windows 10 update bets on a bigger virtual-reality role for PCMicrosoft is trying to nudge laptop and deskbound computers to interact with the three-dimensional world.
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What the Balkans can teach other states in conflictWhat the Balkans can teach other states in conflict Research at the University of Kent into how areas like the Balkans have developed ways to address the challenges of their past -- including ethnic cleansing -- offers a toolkit for others facing similar conflict. the section includes contributions from around the world and focuses on consultation processes and innovative methods to examine the vi
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Self-portrait of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope marks critical testWhat appears to be a unique selfie opportunity was actually a critical photo for the cryogenic testing of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope in Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The photo was used to verify the line of sight (or path light will travel) for the testing configuration.
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Study examines the effects of sexual harassment, assault on researchers' careersInvestigators who previously reported on sexual harassment and assault during academic fieldwork have now shed light on the effects of such violations on individuals and their career trajectories.
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Solid or liquid? Researcher proposes a new definition of glassThe glass is a non-equilibrium, non-crystalline state of matter that appears solid on a short time scale but relaxes toward the liquid state, proposes Brazilian scientist. The inspiration for the new definition occurred to him after giving the Turner Memorial Lecture at the Society of Glass Technology (SGT) Centenary Conference, in Sheffield (UK).
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Itsy bitsy spider: Fear of spiders and snakes is deeply embedded in usSnakes and spiders evoke fear and disgust in many people, even in developed countries where hardly anybody comes into contact with them. Until now, there has been debate about whether this aversion is innate or learnt. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig have recently discovered that it is hereditary: Even babies feel stressed when seeing these
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Should College Professors Give 'Tech Breaks' In Class? Is it necessary coddling or just good science to give college students breaks to check their phones? Anthropologist Barbara J. King takes a look. (Image credit: skynesher/Getty Images)
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Man Who Dressed as Pikachu to Jump White House Fence Says He Wanted to Be a YouTube Star Photo illustration/AP Photo A man dressed as Pikachu tried to scale the White House fence on Tuesday and was quickly caught by Secret Service agents. Was he hoping to make a courageous political stand for Pokémon rights? Not quite. He told authorities that he just “wanted to become famous” on YouTube. Curtis Combs, a 36-year-old man from Kentucky, was unarmed but dropped a backpack before jumping
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Volkswagen to take on Pikes Peak with a purpose-built electric racer Enlarge / This is the first image of Volkswagen's purpose-built Pikes Peak electric hill climb car. (credit: Volkswagen) The annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is one of the oldest races in the world, having celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. For much of its history, the 12.4-mile (19.9km) course was a dirt road that played host to rally-bred machines, but since the route was fully
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The Root #FlyingWhileBlack: Harvard Law School Student Booted From American Airlines Plane With Infa The Root #FlyingWhileBlack: Harvard Law School Student Booted From American Airlines Plane With Infant | Jezebel Lindsay Lohan Says ‘Most Women in America’ Didn’t Care About Her Allegedly Abusive Ex-Fiancé | Deadspin Gordon Hayward Will Likely Miss The Entire Season | Earther Reminder: The U.S. Virgin Islands Are Still in Crisis | Splinter GOP Senator Is Wandering Congress ‘Disoriented,’ Accident
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When the World Outlawed War In 1928, the leaders of 15 countries committed to renouncing war as a tool for resolving international disputes. They enshrined this commitment in the Kellogg-Briand Pact (sometimes referred to as the Paris Peace Pact) and were later joined by 47 other countries. But war, of course, continued, and the pact is generally remembered as a well-meaning but ineffectual fantasy—when it is remembered at
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How Money Became the Measure of Everything Money and markets have been around for thousands of years. Yet as central as currency has been to so many civilizations, people in societies as different as ancient Greece, imperial China, medieval Europe, and colonial America did not measure residents’ well-being in terms of monetary earnings or economic output. In the mid-19th century, the United States—and to a lesser extent other industrializ
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Advertising startup gives college students gigs as human billboardsJonah Friedl was trying to persuade his fellow Washington State University students to come eat at the hotel where he worked and felt like Facebook and social-media ads were his only option.
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Too many professionals guilty of applying traditional values to same-sex adoptionIncreasing numbers of gay men and lesbians in Britain are adopting children or becoming foster carers. Latest figures show that there are now more than 20,000 children living in same-sex couple families.
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Early data shows nearly 2x prolonged median survival for inoperable pancreatic cancerA retrospective review of 42 inoperable, locally-advanced pancreatic cancer patients treated at four institutions found that higher delivered radiation doses enabled via ViewRay's MRIdian adaptive MR-guided radiation therapy showed a near doubling of median overall survival (27.8 months compared to 14.8 months) and resulted in favorably lower toxicities (0 percent compared to 15.8 percent grade 3
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Too many care practitioners guilty of applying traditional values to same-sex adoption'...too many professionals involved in the adoption and fostering process are clinging on to traditional ideas of what constitutes a family...'
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Scientists solve a magnesium mystery in rechargeable battery performanceA Berkeley Lab-led research team has discovered a surprising set of chemical reactions involving magnesium that degrade battery performance even before the battery can be charged up. The findings could steer the design of next-gen batteries.
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Review: Need to scan your old photos? Epson FastFoto will make it fast and easyI would bet good money that everyone reading this has a box (or album) of old photos in their closet or attic.
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What is space? The 300-year-old philosophical battle that is still raging todayMountains. Whales. The distant stars. All these things exist in space, and so do we. Our bodies take up a certain amount of space. When we walk to work, we are moving through space. But what is space? Is it even an actual, physical entity? In 1717, a battle was waged over this question. Exactly 300 years later, it continues.
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Dogs really can smell your fear, and then they get scared tooThere is an urban myth that dogs can smell human emotions, now it seems to be true: dogs can sense a person’s emotional state just by sniffing a sample of their sweat
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Chokerende opdagelse i evolutionseksperiment over 60.000 generationerSelv i velkontrollerede evolutionseksperimenter kan der opstå forskellige økologiske nicher. Det er meget uventet og betyder, at økologi og evolution ikke længere kan betragtes som adskilte områder.
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Noxious ice cloud on Saturn's moon TitanResearchers with NASA's Cassini mission found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
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Scientists pinpoint jealousy in the monogamous mindScientists find that in male titi monkeys, jealousy is associated with heightened activity in the cingulate cortex, an area of the brain associated with social pain in humans, and the lateral septum, associated with pair bond formation in primates. A better understanding of jealousy may provide important clues on how to approach health and welfare problems such as addiction and domestic violence,
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Fossil coral reefs show sea level rose in bursts during last warmingScientists have discovered that Earth's sea level did not rise steadily when the planet's glaciers last melted during a period of global warming; rather, sea level rose sharply in punctuated bursts.
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Earth's Underworld is Real and Scientists Just Mapped It Image: Public domain via Wikimedia Commons Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate, reads the gates to the Inferno. “Abandon all hope, you who enter,” which is a pretty nice way of saying “welcome to Hell.” But there’s a real underworld, albeit one with fewer dogs and less being blown around by the wind or wading through shit. Scientists are working on a comprehensive map of it. A map of hell. Kin
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Scientists solve a magnesium mystery in rechargeable battery performanceRechargeable batteries based on magnesium, rather than lithium, have the potential to extend electric vehicle range by packing more energy into smaller batteries. But unforeseen chemical roadblocks have slowed scientific progress.
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Environmental risks of mosquito control with Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti)Researchers of the University Koblenz-Landau studied the sensitivity of midges, central food resources of wetlands in a standardised laboratory design against the biocide Bti used in mosquito control. The young larval stages were up to 100 times more sensitive than the older stages and are more than 200 times below the environmental concentrations used in the Upper Rhine Valley, Germany. The data
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Why America’s Latest Commercial Gene Therapy Could Be a Big Money-Maker
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“Security concerns” lead to LTE service shutdown on Chinese Apple Watches Enlarge / You can now make calls from your Apple Watch without the phone nearby. Apple's struggles in China continue to mount, and this time, it's Apple's newest wearable causing problems for the company. According to a Wall Street Journal report , standalone wireless service available on certain models of the Apple Watch Series 3 has been shut down just one month after the device became availabl
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Can a Thrash Metal Band Help Save the Maori Language? Niel de Jong raised his sons on the music of bands like Metallica, Pink Floyd, and Rage Against the Machine. In the evenings, in their home in Auckland, New Zealand, they played a game called “Guess the Record,” where they’d look up obscure songs on YouTube and challenge each other to name the artist. De Jong’s enthusiasm for music was matched by his love of Māori culture and history, which he wa
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International patients increasingly seek in vitro fertilization treatment in USA new study from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that the use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in the US by non-US residents is growing. These 'reproductive tourists' are more likely, compared to Americans, to use egg donors and carriers and genetically screen early embryos.
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Help sought from complementary and alternative medicine to remedy health problemsIt found that complementary and alternative medicine is being used in connection with various health problems, particularly in situations where help provided by conventional medicine is considered inadequate.
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Researchers 'drug the undruggable' through unique collaborationA new study published in Nature, conducted by an alliance between industry and academia involving the University of Liverpool, highlights a new approach to targeting key cancer-linked proteins, thought to be 'undruggable'.
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Six degrees of separation: Why it is a small world after allThis study examines how small-world networks occur within bigger and more complex structures.
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An international consortium identifies the breast cancer patients who would benefit from a treatmentThis new knowledge may be key to the early detection of patients who would benefit from zoledronic acid and those who should be spared, and it may accelerate the administration of the first preventive treatment of metastasis.
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Parents have an even greater impact on the well-being off young people than expectedAccording to a recent study, parental support for the autonomy of young people promotes the well-being of the latter in all major educational transitions: from primary to lower secondary school, from basic education to upper secondary school, and from upper secondary school to university.
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Space greens beat the bluesPlants in space are important to grow food, but they may also play a key role in maintaining the psychological well-being of space crews. The next frontier of space plant experimentation is to examine the psychological impact of plant life on astronauts.
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Patients suffering injuries in low & middle-income countries have higher prevalence of HIVPatients suffering injuries in low and middle-income countries have a higher prevalence of HIV than baseline populations and HIV Infection may be associated with greater risk of post-injury mortality.
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Impact of Amazonian hydropower is 'significantly underestimated,' study findsThe environmental impact of hydropower generation in the Amazon may be greater than predicted, according to new University of Stirling research.
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Mathematically modeling HIV drug pharmacodynamicsComplete elimination of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) presents a challenge due to latent viral reservoirs within the body that can help re-establish infection. In a paper publishing this week in the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, researchers propose a mathematical model that investigates the effects of drug parameters and dosing schedules on HIV latent reservoirs and viral load dynamics
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Study: Sickle cell anemia treatment does not increase malaria risk in AfricaThe drug hydroxyurea does not appear to increase the risk of malaria infection in patients with sickle cell anemia who live in malaria-endemic regions, according to a study published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).
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Six degrees of separation: Why it is a small world after allIt's a small world after all - and now science has explained why. A study conducted by the University of Leicester and KU Leuven, Belgium, examined how small worlds emerge spontaneously in all kinds of networks, including neuronal and social networks, giving rise to the well-known phenomenon of "six degrees of separation".
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iFixit rips apart the Pixel 2 XL, checks out Google’s first consumer SoC Ron Amadeo Google's new flagship smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL , are out today. In the life of any major smartphone, there comes a time when it must hit iFixit's workbench for a teardown, and for the 2 XL, today is that day . The site found a few surprises inside the Pixel 2 XL. First up is a magnesium mid-frame, which should make the phone extra stiff. The mid-frame is also housing a h
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Phages an effective alternative to the use of antibiotics in aquacultureResearchers from AZTI, Biopolis S.L. (Spain), University of Aveiro (Portugal) and the Aguacircia Aquaculture company (Portugal) have evaluated the impact of the use of bacteriophages that fight the pathogens responsible for diseases that affect species bred in fish farms.
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America’s Latest Commercial Gene Therapy Could Make Big Bucks
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FDA Approves Second CAR-T Treatment for CancerThe pricey therapy is designed for adults with advanced lymphoma -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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California education firm Chegg buys Berlin math app startupTwo Berlin math wizards have solved a problem that confounds many a startup company in the German capital: how to build a popular product and sell it for profit within a few years.
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Why you need to get involved in the geoengineering debate – nowThe prospect of engineering the world's climate system to tackle global warming is becoming more and more likely. This may seem like a crazy idea but I, and over 250 other scientists, policy makers and stakeholders from around the globe recently descended on Berlin to debate the promises and perils of geoengineering.
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A surprise new butterflyfish is described from the Philippine 'twilight zone' and exhibitA newly described species of brown-and-white Philippine butterflyfish—the charismatic Roa rumsfeldi—made a fantastic, 7,000-mile journey before surprising scientists with its unknown status. Live specimens collected from 360 feet beneath the ocean's surface in the Philippine's Verde Island Passage escaped special notice until a single black fin spine tipped off aquarium biologists back in San Fran
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This Affordable Brother Printer Can Actually Print In Color Brother HL-3170CDW , $160 You all have bought a ton of Brother monochrome laser printers, and with good reason ! But if you really need to be able to print in color, today’s your lucky day . The Brother HL-3170CDW has all the features you’d expect from a Brother printer, including wireless networking (including AirPrint and Google Cloud Print), and the ability to spit out roughly 20 pages per min
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Pickleball For All: The Cross-Generational Power Of Play A fun and social game at any age, pickleball is giving older adults — and their middle-aged kids — an extended lease on the benefits of team sports. (Image credit: Colorado Springs Gazette/MCT via Getty Images)
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Tech Tree Board Games Buying Guide: Mega Civilization, Innovation, Leaving Earth, Pandemic, Power Grid, NetrunnerA look at some of the best tech-centric board games and card games that use tech tree decision-making.
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Scientists reveal 'superbug's' artilleryMonash University's Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers have created the first high-resolution structure depicting a crucial part of the 'superbug' Pseudomonas aeruginosa, classified by the WHO as having the highest level threat to human health. The image identifies the 'nanomachine' used by the highly virulent bacteria to secrete toxins, pointing the way for drug design targeting th
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Chaos reigns even in simple electronicsIt's really surprising: it turns out that among simple electronic circuits, built of just a few components, many of them behave chaotically, in an extremely complicated, practically unpredictable manner. Physicists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow have discovered, examined and described dozens of new, unusual circuits of this type. What is especially inter
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World first: scientists find where HIV 'hides' to evade detection by the immune systemIn a decades-long game of hide and seek, scientists from Sydney's Westmead Institute for Medical Research have confirmed for the very first time the specific immune memory T-cells where infectious HIV 'hides' in the human body to evade detection by the immune system.
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A solar flare recorded from Spain in 1886Satellites have detected powerful solar flares in the last two months, but this phenomenon has been recorded for over a century. On Sept. 10, 1886, at the age of just 17, a young amateur astronomer using a modest telescope observed from Madrid one of these sudden flashes in a sunspot. This is what researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias and the Universidad de Extremadura have rec
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A surprise new butterflyfish is described from the Philippine 'twilight zone' and exhibitA new species of striped Philippine butterflyfish -- the charismatic Roa rumsfeldi -- made a fantastic, 7,000-mile journey before surprising scientists with its unknown status. Live specimens collected from a depth of 360 feet escaped special notice until a single black fin spine tipped off aquarium biologists back in San Francisco. Deep-diving researchers from the California Academy of Sciences'
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What characteristics do school shooters share?Boys involved in school shootings often struggle to live up to what they perceive as their school's ideals surrounding masculinity. When socially shunned at school, they develop deep-set grudges against their classmates and teachers. The shooters become increasingly angry, depressed, and more violent in their gendered practice. A shooting rampage is their ultimate performance, says Kathryn Farr of
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The UE Blast Might Be the First Portable Speaker With Alexa Worth Caring About All images: Ultimate Ears Tons of speakers already work with Alexa, and even more mobile devices feature Amazon’s digital assistant so you can talk to her on-the-go. But when it comes to solid portable speakers with Alexa built in, the pickings are actually kind of slim. Even Amazon’s own portable Echo Tap has a pretty big flaw: You need to actually touch the speaker when you to talk to Alexa, wh
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Facebook bug puts Pittsburgh users in Philadelphia for a dayFacebook users in Pittsburgh and other western and central Pennsylvania locations have found themselves transplanted to Philadelphia for a day.
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Mathematically modeling HIV drug pharmacodynamics37 million people around the world today live with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which is responsible for roughly 1.1 million deaths caused by AIDS-related conditions.
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Mapping migrant communities across Europe to support local integrationThis week scientists unveiled a unique dataset that maps the diverse migrant communities living in the EU.
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Dogs are more expressive when someone is lookingDogs produce more facial expressions when humans are looking at them, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth.
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Smartphones keep students from concentrating during lecturesDigital technologies, especially smartphones, have become such an integral part of our lives that it is difficult to picture life without them. Today, people spend over three hours on their phones every day.
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White working-class Americans feel in nation's 'slow lane', new study showsAmerica's white working-class communities feel they are being kept in the "slow lane" of social mobility while other groups speed past, according to a year-long study by UK and US researchers into their social and political views.
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Yes, your dog is making puppy eyes at you Animals Sometimes science confirms the obvious. The fact that dogs make more eyebrow movements when a human is facing them might seem obvious. But it only seems that way because we assume a lot about our pets.
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A big step towards reducing strep in farm-raised tilapiaThe United States annually imports nearly $1 billion worth of tilapia while producing another 30 million pounds ourselves. This makes tilapia the U.S.'s fourth most consumed fish. Worldwide, farmed-raised tilapia is nearly an $8 billion yearly industry. Those same tilapia farmers lose about $1 billion annually due to streptococcosis. The main culprits are two bacteria, Streptococcus agalactiae and
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When solar-powered drones meet Arctic glaciersSolar-powered flying platforms have yet to prove their real-world applicability outside of targeted demonstrations. Monitoring glaciers in polar regions is in pole position to become a primary application, as the midnight sun offers ideal conditions for perpetual flights.
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Warm waters melting Antarctic ice shelves may have appeared for the first time in over 7,000 yearsThe vast expanse of the Antarctic is a region of the world particularly vulnerable to climate change, where ice loss has the potential to significantly increase sea levels.
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Friendliness is more important in a new friend than which group she belongs toDespite the global headlines emphasizing division and conflict, humans actually have a long history of forming friendships across group boundaries. But which criteria do they use for picking friends from a different group? In collaboration with three populations of horticulturalists in Bolivia, researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and the University of California S
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Who Is Thinking About Security and Privacy for Augmented Reality?While the technology and applications underlying AR are rapidly advancing, little thought has been given to how these systems should protect users.
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White working-class Americans feel in nation's 'slow lane', new study showsAmerica's white working-class communities feel they are being kept in the 'slow lane' of social mobility while other groups speed past, according to a year-long study by UK and US researchers into their social and political views. Communities in five cities were interviewed and their thoughts captured during a period spanning part of the 2016 presidential race, which heralded the most dramatic shi
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Ice stream retreats under a cold climateWarmer ocean surface triggered the ice retreat during The Younger Dryas.
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UChicago Medicine first site in Illinois offering pioneering CAR T-cell therapy for cancerThe FDA today approved the use of a breakthrough cancer treatment for adult patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The treatment is a form of CAR T-cell therapy now labelled Yescarta (axicabtagene ciloleucel). The University of Chicago Medicine is the first site in Illinois certified by both Kite Pharma Inc. and Novartis.
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Oganesson—the black sheep of the noble gasesScientists at Massey University have been involved in calculating the structure of oganesson, a relatively new element which has proved elusive to study.
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A solar flare recorded from Spain in 1886Satellites have detected powerful solar flares in the last two months, but this phenomenon has been recorded for over a century. On 10 September 1886, at the age of just 17, a young amateur astronomer from Madrid, using a modest telescope, observed one of these sudden flashes in a sunspot. He wrote about what he saw, drew a picture of it, and published the data in a French scientific journal. This
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Ice stream retreats under a cold climateWhy did the Jakobshavn Isbræ ice stream in West Greenland retreat under a cold climate period called the Younger Dryas? A research article, published in Nature Communications, shows that a warmer ocean surface in central-eastern Baffin Bay triggered the ice retreat during this cold period. The Younger Dryas period occurred 12,900-11,700 years ago and interrupted the atmospheric warming after the l
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Capturing CO2 from the air for accelerating growth of algaeA new air capture technology, developed by the University of Twente, captures CO2 from atmospheric air in a cheap and efficient way. The CO2, in turn, is used for growing algae, as a promising feedstock in the bio based economy. Another application is a closed cycle for storing solar and wind energy.
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Monster discovered in Canadian ArcticA University of Manitoba graduate student discovered Canada's first, genuine, scientifically sound monster lurking under our Arctic sea ice.
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The moon is a harsh mistress—gravitational impacts on NSLS-IINight and day, as the moon orbits around earth and the earth around the sun, the gravitational forces of these celestial bodies pull on the earth. This pulling force is what causes the earth's sea levels to rise and fall, a phenomenon we call the "tides." But did you know that land, too, experiences a tide?
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Impact of amazonian hydropower is 'significantly underestimated'The environmental impact of hydropower generation in the Amazon may be greater than predicted, according to new University of Stirling research.
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NASA damage map aids California wildfire responseThe Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis (ARIA) team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and at Caltech, both in Pasadena, California, created a damage proxy map depicting areas in Northern California that are likely damaged as a result of the region's current outbreak of wildfires. The map has been provided to various agencies to aid in the wildfire response.
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The World’s First Floating Wind Farm Is Now Producing Energy
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How to Share Your Location in WhatsApp and Other Apps WhatsApp announced on Wednesday that it’s adding live location sharing, making it easier to find your friends in real life with the Facebook-owned messaging app . It’s also great for sharing your commute so people know when you’ll arrive and that you’re safe. The new feature is rolling out for WhatsApp on iOS and Android over the next few weeks. In the meantime, here’s a quick crash course on how
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Research puts wildfire risk into historic contextThis month's wildfires in Northern California have been the deadliest in United States history, with more than 40 deaths, hundreds still missing and widespread mandatory evacuations. One of the conditions that contributed to the enormous fires was the growing variation in climate and rainfall from year to year—a trend that could portend more and larger wildfires for the foreseeable future.
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Electric field boost to water flow potentially offers alternative water treatment technologyApplying an electric field to water in a naturally occurring protein substantially boosts the flow of the liquid and opens up the possibility of delivering more efficient water treatment technology, according to a study co-authored by UCD academics.
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Why Australia is bucking the trend on male birthsNew research from the Australian National University (ANU) shows Australia is bucking an international trend of a declining number of males being born compared to females, primarily due to the high number of boys being born in the ACT.
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Pushing the limit of thin-film absorption in solar and water-splitting applicationsA silicon solar cell harvests the energy of the sun as light travels down through light-absorbent silicon. To reduce weight and cost, solar cells are thin, and while silicon absorbs visible light well, it captures less than half of the light in the near-infrared spectrum, which makes up one-third of the sun's energy. The depth of the material limits absorption. But what if light within the cell co
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Improving gene delivery methodsScientists in China are exploring new ways to treat cancer using gene therapy. We find out how their work inspired this beautiful and intricate design on the cover of Polymer Chemistry.
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Squash variety once thought extinct thrives at organic farmAll summer long, at Dartmouth's organic farm, Poli Sierra-Long '19 has been nurturing what she thinks of as a miracle of nature. Happen upon her watering or weeding her huge, rainbow-colored squash nestled in a robust web of vines, and you'll hear a remarkable story of botanical survival.
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Vestas skal bygge australsk hybridanlæg i kraftværks-størrelseVestas og et australsk energiselskab skal sammen bygge et 60,2 MW stort sol-, vind- og batterianlæg i Queensland i Australien.
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Stardock CEO talks Star Control: Origins’ player crafting and upcoming beta Enlarge / You'll be given a lot of parts with which to build your custom ship. Stardock hopes each player will end up with a completely different ship at the end and compare screenshots. (credit: Stardock) Star Control is back—or at least it will be imminently. Next month, Stardock Entertainment will begin a beta test of Star Control: Origins , a space-exploration adventure game that the company'
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Black butterfly wings offer a model for better solar cells(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with California Institute of Technology and the Karlsruh Institute of Technology has improved the efficiency of thin film solar cells by mimicking the architecture of rose butterfly wings. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group explains their inspiration for studying the butterfly wings and the details of their improved solar cells.
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Stem cell platform sheds new light on beginnings of human developmentResearchers at University of Toronto's Medicine By Design have engineered a new platform to study the earliest stages of human development in the lab, pulling back the curtain on key biological processes that until now have taken place inside the uterus, beyond the gaze of scientists.
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Why our ‘freakish’ galaxy has got cosmologists seriously worriedIn the grand club of galaxies, the Milky Way is increasingly looking like an outlier. This is a looming challenge for cosmology, says Geraint Lewis
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Americans have ‘complicated’ views on guns The debate surrounding gun rights and gun control—central to American political discourse—reignited October 1 when a gunman opened fire on thousands of people attending an outdoor concert in Las Vegas, killing 58 and injuring nearly 600 in the deadliest mass shooting in US history. The debate has no easy answers, says Jennifer Carlson, an assistant professor in the University of Arizona’s School
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Forest fires on the rise as JRC study warns of danger to air qualityThe JRC's annual forest fires report confirms a trend towards longer and more intense fire seasons in Europe and neighbouring regions, with wildfires now occurring throughout the year. The report coincides with an international study which finds that global wildfire trends could have significant health implications due to rising harmful emissions.
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Mutant gene found to fuel cancer-promoting effects of inflammationA study by UC San Diego biologists uncovered a new mechanism linking a human gene's function to chronic inflammation. Through large-scale genomic analyses, the researchers discovered that 'mutant p53' amplifies the impact of inflammation, leading to increases in the invasive behavior of cancer. Thus, rather than fighting tumor growth, mutant forms of p53 appear to be tapping into the body's immune
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Mapping migrant communities across Europe to support local integrationThe JRC has launched a data challenge to crowdsource policy ideas for integration, inviting researchers to use a new visual dataset mapping migrants in Europe. The maps show residential patterns at high resolution across 8 EU countries.
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Want to control your dreams? Here's how you canNew research at the University of Adelaide has found that a specific combination of techniques will increase people's chances of having lucid dreams, in which the dreamer is aware they're dreaming while it's still happening and can control the experience.
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More teens than ever aren't getting enough sleepResearchers found that about 40 percent of adolescents in 2015 slept less than seven hours a night, which is 58 percent more than in 1991 and 17 percent more than in 2009. They further learned that the more time young people reported spending online, the less sleep they got. Teens who spent five hours a day online were 50 percent more likely to not sleep enough than their peers who only spent an h
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Dogs are more expressive when someone is lookingDogs produce more facial expressions when humans are looking at them, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth.
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Lower brain glucose levels found in people with obesity, type 2 diabetesGlucose levels are reduced in the brains of individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes compared to lean individuals, according to a new Yale study. The finding might explain disordered eating behavior -- and even a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease -- among obese and diabetic individuals, the researchers said.
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Australia ends insurance subsidies for naturopathy, homeopathy, and moreThe Australian government has eliminated the insurance subsidy for 17 alternative health practices due to a lack of evidence for efficacy. This is a win for medicine and Australian taxpayers.
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The international Human Cell Atlas publishes strategic blueprint, announces data from first one million cellsThe Human Cell Atlas (HCA) Consortium has released a blueprint for the international initiative's efforts to create a comprehensive reference map of all human cells, a project that will form the basis for a deeper understanding of human health and for diagnosing, monitoring, and treating disease.
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How China's skewed sex ratio is making President Xi's job a whole lot harderAs odd as it sounds, China's economic policy is being held hostage by its heavily skewed sex ratio.
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China's carbon market exposes Australia's energy paralysisWhen China's national carbon market is launched later this year it will be the world's second-largest carbon market, after the European emissions trading scheme (ETS), which it will eventually overtake.
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Measuring public health impacts after disastersTwo months after Hurricane Harvey submerged much of metropolitan Houston, recovery is under way across the city. Residents and volunteers are gutting and restoring flooded homes. Government agencies and nonprofit organizations are announcing cleanup programs and developing plans to distribute relief funds.
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The Secret Identity of the CW/DC Crossover's Evil Flash May Have Been Revealed There’s a crazy rumor about who could play Catwoman in Gotham City Sirens . Laura Dern teases her mysterious Star Wars: The Last Jedi character, Admiral Holdo. Don’t expect Kevin Smith to direct Arrow any time soon. Plus, new clips from Star Wars Rebels and Karl Urban hopes for a Thor movie with a female lead. Spoiler Now! Gotham City Sirens Salt shakers armed and ready, readers, because a new ru
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Dogs have pet facial expressions to use on humans, study finds Showing tongues and puppy eyes, and facial movement in general, was more likely when scientists faced the animals, suggesting conscious communication Dogs really do turn on the puppy eyes when humans look at them, according to researchers studying canine facial expressions. Scientists have discovered that dogs produce more facial movements when a human is paying attention to them – including rais
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100 years after Russian Revolution, communism’s impact lingers One hundred years ago, the Russian Revolution overthrew the Russian Empire, ending nearly two centuries of monarchic rule. You might remember from history class that the shake-up came in two parts: The February Revolution (March on the Gregorian calendar) forced Czar Nicholas II to abdicate his throne, and then the October Revolution (November on the Gregorian calendar) led to the Russian Civil W
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Phones keeping students from concentrating during lecturesDaily, people spend over three hours on their phones. While ever-smarter digital devices have made many aspects of our lives more efficient, a growing body of evidence suggests that, by continuously distracting us, they are harming our ability to concentrate. Studies across the world show that students constantly use their phones when they are in class. A strong body of evidence suggests that medi
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How Ether Transformed Surgery from a Race against the ClockBefore anesthesia, surgeons battled patient agony during each procedure. But another foe awaited them next: postoperative infection -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The mass extinction that might never have happenedAn ecological catastrophe 201 million years ago supposedly paved the way for the rise of giant dinosaurs, but it may not have happened that way after all
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Image of the Day: FangarooFanged kangaroos in Australia were thought to have gone extinct 15 million years ago, but new evidence suggests they were around for at least 5 million more years.
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Utilsigtede hændelser koster milliarder Et nyt studie har beregnet, hvor mange udgifter der er forbundet med utilsigtede hændelser på de danske sygehuse.
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Ultimate Ears adds Amazon Alexa to Blast and Megablast speakers Ultimate Ears, maker of fine portable Bluetooth speakers and custom-fit headphones , has hopped on the digital assistant bandwagon with the new Blast and Megablast Bluetooth speakers. Now with built-in Wi-Fi and Amazon Alexa, the Blast and Megablast have the full suite of Alexa services, including voice control for the likes of Spotify and Amazon music, as well as for smart home tech like Philips
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Verdens første flydende havmøllepark åbnet i SkotlandOnsdag åbnede Statoil en kommerciel, flydende havvindmøllepark, der skal forsyne 20.000 britiske hjem.
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Nanomaterial risk profiling puts safety firstWith uncertainty around the risks of nanomaterials hampering the EU's innovative potential, researchers are working on a safety concept to better monitor this emerging technology.
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Scientists pinpoint jealousy in the monogamous mindScientists find that in male titi monkeys, jealousy is associated with heightened activity in the cingulate cortex, an area of the brain associated with social pain in humans, and the lateral septum, associated with pair bond formation in primates. A better understanding of jealousy may provide important clues on how to approach health and welfare problems such as addiction and domestic violence,
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A statistical fix for the replication crisis in scienceIn a trial of a new drug to cure cancer, 44 percent of 50 patients achieved remission after treatment. Without the drug, only 32 percent of previous patients did the same. The new treatment sounds promising, but is it better than the standard?
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Popular Science

Save your money and your data by preparing your phone for travel DIY Make sure you're secure before leaving the house. Planning a trip? Your phone can be an invaluable travel companion, but it also comes with vulnerabilities. Follow these steps to stay safe and even save money.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

A brief history of the Earth's CO2Prof Joanna Haigh from Imperial College London explains why this gas has played a crucial role in shaping the Earth's climate.
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Flowers' secret signal to bees and other amazing nanotechnologies hidden in plantsFlowers have a secret signal that's specially tailored for bees so they know where to collect nectar. And new research has just given us a greater insight into how this signal works. Nanoscale patterns on the petals reflect light in a way that effectively creates a "blue halo" around the flower that helps attract the bees and encourages pollination.
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The Atlantic

A Catfishing With a Happy Ending Emma Perrier spent the summer of 2015 mending a broken heart, after a recent breakup. By September, the restaurant manager had grown tired of watching The Notebook alone in her apartment in Twickenham, a leafy suburb southwest of London, and decided it was time to get back out there. Despite the horror stories she’d heard about online dating, Emma, 33, downloaded a matchmaking app called Zoosk. T
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Futurity.org

Eating broccoli may fight ‘leaky’ gut Eating broccoli may help promote a health gut, new research indicates. “Keeping your gut healthy and making sure you have good barrier functions so you’re not getting this leaky effect would be really big.” In a study, when mice ate broccoli with their regular diet, they were better able to tolerate digestive issues similar to symptoms of leaky gut and colitis than mice that were not on a broccol
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To Survive the Streets, Self-Driving Cars Must Learn to Think Like HumansCracking the "freezing robot" problem requires machine learning and a human-like understanding of how the world works.
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How Scientists Predict If a Spacecraft Will Fall and Kill YouWelcome to the supremely fascinating world of object reentry risk analysis.
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FCC Shouldn't Give Up on Reforming Inmate Phone ServicesOpinion: Phone calls from prison cost far too much. The FCC should intervene to help this broken market.
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Science : NPR

Where Do We Come From? Look in a microscope to find out. (Image credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Scientists pinpoint jealousy in the monogamous mindJealousy leads to increased brain activity in areas associated with social pain and pair bonding in monogamous monkeys, finds a study published today in open-access journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. The study is the first monogamous primate model for the neurobiology of jealousy, a powerful emotion that is difficult to study in humans and not typically studied in animals.
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Rocket debris is a risk to Inuit food securityWhen the European Space Agency (ESA) launched a satellite into orbit on Oct. 13, it did so despite opposition from Inuit leaders in Canada and Greenland over its potential to contaminate an important Arctic area.
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Futurity.org

Parents: You can use Disney to teach kids about death From Bambi’s mother to Elsa’s and Anna’s parents in Frozen , Disney and Pixar movies featuring the death of a main character offer adults a critical opportunity to discuss end-of-life issues with young children, new research suggests. “My goal is to educate and help people become more comfortable with the end of life. One way to do that is through these films…” “These films can be used as convers
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Speaking up against sexual abuse is hard – #MeToo changes thatPsychology makes us swift to blame those who experience sexual harassment, but the #MeToo movement could be making it easier to speak up, says Nichola Raihani
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Mount Agung continues to rumble with warnings the volcano could still eruptIt's more than three weeks since the alert level on Bali's Mount Agung was raised to its highest level. An eruption was expected imminently and thousands of people were evacuated, but the volcano has still not erupted.
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Gizmodo

This Dyson Ball Will Make Short Work of Pet Hair, and It's On Sale For One Day Only Refurb Dyson Ball Animal , $199 Dyson vacuums dominated the nominations in our Kinja Co-Op for best vacuum, but they can be prohibitively expensive. Today though, refurbs of the popular Dyson Ball Animal are down to $200 on Amazon , one of the best prices we’ve seen. The Dyson Ball includes a brush that automatically adjusts when you move from carpets to hard floors, a ton of accessory hose tools
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Live Science

Walking, Even a Little, May Help Older Adults Live LongerOlder adults who walked but didn't meet exercise guidelines of 2 hours a week boosted their life span in the new study.
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WhatsApp use by Argentina ambulances associated with faster heart attack treatmentWhatsApp use by ambulance doctors in Argentina was associated with faster treatment of heart attack and lower mortality in an observational study presented today at the Argentine Congress of Cardiology (SAC 2017). The free messaging application was used to send diagnostic electrocardiograms (ECGs) directly to hospital catheterisation (cath) laboratories, enabling patients to bypass the emergency d
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The difference between cybersecurity and cybercrime, and why it mattersA Texas woman in her 50s, let's call her "Amy," met a man online calling himself "Charlie." Amy, who lived in Texas, was in a bad marriage. Charlie said he was a businessman and a Christian, and wooed her. "He was saying all the right things," Amy later told the FBI. "He was interested in me. He was interested in getting to know me better. He was very positive, and I felt like there was a real con
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Polymers that kill germs rapidly and effectively will help in the fight against multidrug-resistant microbesInexpensive antimicrobial polymers that are gentle on the skin and highly effective in killing microbes have been developed by A*STAR researchers1. They have promise for use in surgical scrubs and disinfectants.
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Dagens Medicin

FDA godkender nyskabende behandling til den hyppigste lymfomtypeKræftmidlet Yescarta er den anden såkaldte CAR-T behandling, som godkendes af FDA, og den første til voksne patienter.
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A simple technique using common materials could lead to significantly cheaper solar cellsIn the search for alternatives to silicon-based solar cells, A*STAR researchers are investigating a new material that is cheaper and easier to make, and could lead to better performing solar cells.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Scientists reveal 'superbug's' artilleryMonash University's Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers have created the first high-resolution structure depicting a crucial part of the 'superbug' Pseudomonas aeruginosa, classified by the WHO as having the highest level threat to human health. The image identifies the 'nanomachine' used by the highly virulent bacteria to secrete toxins, pointing the way for drug design targeting th
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New discovery challenges long-held evolutionary theoryMonash scientists involved in one of the world's longest evolution experiments have debunked an established theory with a study that provides a 'high-resolution' view of the molecular details of adaptation.
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Hydroelectric power plants have to be adapted for climate changeOf all the electricity produced in Switzerland, 56 percent comes from hydropower. The life span of hydroelectric plants, which are massive and expensive to build and maintain, is measured in decades, yet the rivers and streams they depend on and the surrounding environment are ever-changing. These changes affect the machinery and thus the amount of electricity that can be revised. EPFL's Laborator
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A better way to produce metal-organic frameworksMetal-organic frameworks are porous materials that can absorb incredible amounts of substances, and researchers hope to use them to mop up pollutants or as part of fuel cells that store hydrogen gas.
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Ants in the Amazon rainforest canopy have vastly more bacteria in their guts than ground dwellersUC San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation (CMI) researchers and colleagues on the East Coast have for the first time quantified the number of bacteria in the guts of a broad range of ant species in the Amazon rainforest. They found that the primarily herbivorous ants that live in the canopy have orders of magnitude more bacteria than those that live on the ground. The work has implications for
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The Atlantic

How Campus Racism Could Affect Black Students' College Enrollment At American University, a private university in Washington, D.C., the commitment to cultural diversity is an integral part of its marketing and outreach to prospective students. And for Janelle Gray, a black freshman from Northern Virginia, such advertising worked. Information sessions and campus visits emphasized that AU valued racial and ethnic diversity, a feature that Gray said drew her to th
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The Atlantic

Free Money at the Edge of the Tech Boom The latest experiment in a universal basic income will be coming to Stockton, California, in the next year. With $1 million in funding from the tech industry–affiliated Economic-Security Project, the Stockton Economic-Empowerment Demonstration (SEED) will be the country’s first municipal pilot program. As currently envisioned, some number of people in Stockton will receive $500 per month. That’s
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The Atlantic

A Woman Went Blind After Stem Cells Were Injected in Her Eyes Last year, a 77-year-old woman traveled to a clinic in Georgia to have stem cells injected in her eyes. She came in hope of a cure—or at least something that could help her macular degeneration, which causes a dark spot to appear in the center of vision. The procedure was supposed to work like this: The clinic would take fat from her belly, separate out stem cells that naturally occur in fat, and
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Dagens Medicin

Medicinstuderende skal lære om empati gennem skønlitteratur Der er en risiko for, at lægestuderende mister evne til empati, i takt med at de nærmer sig uddannelsens afslutning. På Syddansk Universitet skal de kommende læger lære at se mennesket bag diagnosen ved hjælp af undervisning i Narrativ Medicin. Her går timerne med skriveøvelser, nærlæsning og tid til refleksion.
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50 years ago, engineers tried catching commercial planes in netsFifty years ago, aviation experts tried helping commercial aircraft come to a stop during landing by catching them in massive nets. The idea crash-landed for commercial flights, but it’s still used in the military.
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Could San Francisco Get the Oil Industry to Pay for Climate Change?The city has to shore up its seawalls and modify its sewer systems to fight back rising tides. And it's suing Big Petroleum over the bill.
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Ingeniøren

Nyt knoglevæv produceres med lettilgængeligt stofNorske forskere har fremstillet knoglevæv med et stof, der er masser af i Norge. Det er et mysterium, hvorfor det virker så godt.
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Ingeniøren

Persondataforordning: Skal din virksomhed have en Data Protection Officer? Mange typer virksomheder skal have en Data Protection Officer tilknyttet, når EU's persondataforordning træder i kraft. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/persondataforordning-skal-have-data-protection-officer-1081867 Version2
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Ingeniøren

Dansk Energi: Elbiler og varmepumper er vejen til 2030-klimamålIfølge beregninger fra elsektorens brancheforening kan en elektrificering af transport og opvarmning med mere skaffe Danmark i mål med vores 2030-klimamål for en 'rimelig samfundsøkonomisk omkostning.'
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Live Science

VR Experience Takes You into Famed WWII ShipwreckThe VR experience will bring you face to face with one of the most famous wreck-diving sites in the world: the WWII SS Thistlegorm, which was sunk by German bombers in 1941 in the Red Sea.
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Live Science

In Photos: Explore WWII Shipwreck in Virtual RealityThe SS Thistlegorm was sunk by German bombers in 1941 on the way to the Egyptian city of Alexandria. Now, a team has recreated the famous wreck in virtual reality.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Opinion: Passengers have a lot to say about self-driving cars – industry should listenSociety's fear of driverless cars is somewhat baffling to me. Given that car crashes attributable to human error cause more than 1 million vehicle deaths every year1, it's those human-driven cars people should be afraid of. Yet all of us today get behind the wheel and simply trust that the cars coming toward them in the opposite lane will stay where they're supposed to. From my point of view, unle
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Scientific American Content: Global

Why Are Scientists So Bad at Recycling?Laboratories have unique obstacles toward achieving zero waste, but incentives could help -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Digging in the Arctic mud for answers to climate changeWorking from a small boat on the choppy lake waters in northern Canada, Sarah Crump, a paleoclimatologist, pulls up a 5-foot mud core sample from the undisturbed lakebed. Crump and her research team work with a sense of urgency. Even in summer, bad weather can move in quickly. And they must always be vigilant for polar bears.
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Engulfed in Opioid Deaths, Ohio Turns to ScienceState attempts to accelerate high-tech solutions after treatment and law enforcement fail to stem overdose fatalities -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Shining light on the social lives of virusesScientists know viruses are contagious and can spread quickly, but how do they interact with each other?
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

How climate change is affecting polar fish at the tip of a warming worldFish have been migrating to cooler water over the last several decades as the ocean warms. But in Antarctica, the coldest place on the planet, polar species have nowhere to go.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Robot wars: US smashes Japan in giant days-long duelIn scenes reminiscent of films like "Transformers", a giant US robot fighting machine swung a "chainsaw sword" to chop a Japanese opponent into submission in a battle watched by tens of thousands online.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

New research proves that birds and flying reptiles were friends, not foesNew Macquarie University research, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, has shown that birds and pterosaurs did, in fact, co-exist for millions of years peacefully, as opposed to the long-held and historical belief that birds competitively-displaced pterosaurs as suggested.
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Image: What lurks below NASA's Chamber A?Hidden beneath Chamber A at the Johnson Space Center is an area engineers used to test critical contamination control technology that has helped keep our James Webb Space Telescope clean during cryogenic testing.
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Deep space communications via faraway photonsA spacecraft destined to explore a unique asteroid will also test new communication hardware that uses lasers instead of radio waves.
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Live Science

Extremely Rare Case: Man's Artificial Hip Infected with 'Rabbit Fever'A severe pain in one man's artificial hip joint turned out to be caused by an extremely rare bacterial infection, according to a new report of the man's case.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Phenogenetic map created for stem cells models of neurological diseasesIn an effort to better understand neurological diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS -- and develop new ways to treat them -- researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have performed the first meta-analysis of all induced pluripotent stem cell models for neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, and created an atlas of how cell characteristics are linked to their g
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

World's deepest lake in peril, scientists warnLake Baikal is undergoing its gravest crisis in recent history, experts say, as the government bans the catching of a signature fish that has lived in the world's deepest lake for centuries but is now under threat.
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Dagens Medicin

Voksne kvinder får ikke alvorlige bivirkninger af HPV-vaccine18-45-årige kvinder har ikke øget risiko for at få 44 autoimmune og neurologiske sygdomme efter vaccination mod HPV-virus.
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Stranger Things Season 2: Q&A With Creators Matt and Ross DufferThe writer-directors—and twin brothers—sit down to talk about the second season of their hit Netflix series.
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This Robot Tractor Is Ready to Disrupt ConstructionAutonomous construction equipment has one big advantage over self-driving cars: They move around a relatively static, structured environment.
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Alphabet, Google, and Sidewalk Labs Start Their City-Building Venture in TorontoAlphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs announces a plan to remake the Toronto waterfront in its data-soaked image.
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Tony Fadell, Co-inventor of the iPod, Gets Back at Silicon Valley—From ParisTony Fadell co-created the iPod and Nest, then lost control of them. His latest project could be his most ambitious yet.
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Samples brought back from asteroid reveal 'rubble pile' had a violent pastCurtin University planetary scientists have shed some light on the evolution of asteroids, which may help prevent future collisions of an incoming 'rubble pile' asteroid with Earth.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Scientists question assumptions about planet formationA paper published this week in Astrophysical Journal, led by Open University academics, has examined the exact structure and behaviour of the icy particles that collide and grow at the onset of planet-formation, in a series of revealing experiments at the UK's world-leading neutron source, ISIS.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Scientists develop robot with learned motor controlThe two main pitfalls of robots that imitate the human body are control and cost. Researchers from the MoCoTi European project have designed a prototype of a robot that learns how to actuate its own limbs, and that can be easily duplicated. The device, consisting of a control system and a tendon-driven robotic arm, might be the first step toward low-cost humanoid robotics.
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Ingeniøren

Efter kritik: Forsvarsminister tavs om historiens største forsvarsindkøbSelv om Rigsrevisionen har afdækket huller i grundlaget for det absolut største indkøb på Claus Hjort Frederiksens ansvarsområde, ønsker han ikke at tale om sagen.
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Number of undiscovered near-Earth asteroids revised downwardFewer large near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) remain to be discovered than astronomers thought, according to a new analysis by planetary scientist Alan W. Harris of MoreData! in La Canada, California. Harris is presenting his results this week at the 49th annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences in Provo, Utah.
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Dagens Medicin

Voksne kvinder får ikke alvorlige bivirkninger af HPV-vaccine18-45-årige kvinder har ikke øget risiko for at få 44 autoimmune og neurologiske sygdomme, selv om de har fået HPV-vaccinen, viser nyt studie.
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Dagens Medicin

Praksislæge kaster håndklædet i ringen Stigende arbejdspres har tvunget Behroz Firoozfard til at gå på kompromis med værdier, der tidligere var hans drivkraft som praksislæge. Han føler ikke længere, at han kan stå inde for sin faglighed, og har derfor valgt at opsige samarbejdet med Region Hovedstaden uden at have en afløser til at overtage klinikken i Kastrup.
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Ingeniøren

Næste generation AI-chipsæt kan gøre skyen overflødigChipproducenten Intel har udviklet en ny AI-chip baseret på neuromorfisk chipteknologi, der mangedobler regnekraften med en faktor én million til et meget lavere strømforbrug.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Researchers observe individual cellular receptors at workUsing a revolutionary live-cell microscopy technique, an international team of scientist has for the first time observed individual receptors for hormones and drugs working in intact cells.
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Researchers demonstrate new ways to achieve selectivity for biomarkers in bioelectronicsTwo UA materials science and engineering researchers have experimentally verified the electrochemical processes that control charge transfer rate from an organic polymer to a biomarker molecule. Their findings, reported in Nature Communications, may enhance selectivity for biomarkers in bioelectronic devices.
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Fossil coral reefs show sea level rose in bursts during last warmingScientists from Rice University and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Harte Research Institute have discovered that Earth's sea level did not rise steadily when the planet's glaciers last melted during a period of global warming; rather, sea level rose sharply in punctuated bursts.
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New technology to dramatically speed up home broadbandSlow internet speeds and the Internet 'rush hour' -- the peak time when data speeds drop by up to 30 percent -- could be history with new hardware designed and demonstrated by UCL researchers that provides consistently high-speed broadband connectivity.
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The Atlantic

Rich City, Poor City With most big cities’s economies continuing to grow, the most pressing issue they face is how to connect their low-income communities to the opportunities that growth creates. New efforts developing in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Chicago show the many creative alternatives cities are exploring to respond to that challenge—and the obstacles they face. From 2010 through 2015, all of the 100 larg
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Dagens Medicin

Ombudsmand frikender EMA for fejl i hpv-undersøgelseEMA har ikke begået proceduremæssige fejl i forbindelse med den HPV-undersøgelse, der frikendte vaccinen for en række bivirkninger, afgør EU-ombudsmand.
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Fossil coral reefs show sea level rose in bursts during last warmingScientists from Rice University and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies have discovered that Earth's sea level did not rise steadily but rather in sharp, punctuated bursts when the planet's glaciers melted during the period of global warming at the close of the last ice age. The researchers found fossil evidence in drowned reefs offshore Texas
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Researchers demonstrate new ways to achieve selectivity for biomarkers in bioelectronicsEngineers at the University of Arizona have experimentally verified the electrochemical processes that control charge transfer rate from an organic polymer to a biomarker molecule, using common materials and measurement techniques to make their results widely accessible and reproducible.
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China mobile users tap phones to 'applaud' president's speechMissed out on the orchestrated applause at China's Communist Party Congress? Cheer up: this being China, you can join the praise through your mobile phone.
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Science | The Guardian

Discovery of 50km cave raises hopes for human colonisation of moon Japan says lunar chasm measuring 50km long and 100 metres wide could be used as a base for astronauts and their equipment Scientists have fantasised for centuries about humans colonising the moon . That day may have drawn a little closer after Japan’s space agency said it had discovered an enormous cave beneath the lunar surface that could be turned into an exploration base for astronauts. The di
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Oil company proposes Arctic drilling from artificial islandAmerica within a few years could be extracting oil from federal waters in the Arctic Ocean, but it won't be from a remote drilling platform.
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Dagens Medicin

Professor i biomedicin får institut i KinaLars Bolund, professor i biomedicin ved Aarhus Universitet, har fået sit eget institut i Kina. Det sker efter et mangeårigt samarbejde med kinesiske forskere.
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Ingeniøren

AlphaGo beviser: Kunstig intelligens bliver bedre uden ekspertviden fra menneskerNy form for selvlærende kunstig intelligens overgår alle menneskelige eksperter og andre algoritmer i det komplicerede brætspil Go. Samme princip kan finde anvendelse inden for energiforskning, materialeforskning og bioteknologi, forudser forskerne fra Google-firmaet DeepMind.
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The best hedge fund managers are not psychopaths or narcissists, according to new studyWhen it comes to financial investments, hedge fund managers higher in 'dark triad' personality traits -- psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism -- perform more poorly than their peers, according to new personality psychology research. The difference is a little less than 1 percent annually compared to their peers, but with large investments over several years that slight underperformance ca
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Solar panels offer a lifeline in Rohingya refugee campsThe squalid camps in Bangladesh that are now home to nearly 600,000 newly arrived Rohingya have no running water and barely any toilets, but they do have power—thanks to a proliferation of solar panels.
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Ultimate Ears Blast and Megablast: Specs, Price, Release DateUltimate Ears adds Alexa and a fresh redesign to its popular Boom speaker.
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Alarm over decline in flying insectsFlying insects have declined by more than 75% in 30 years in German nature reserves, alarming ecologists.
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You decide the plot: Social media shows shake TV dramaCliffhanger endings where television audiences are left holding their breath for the next episode may never be the same again.
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The big problem of global food production has a very tiny solutionThe answer to the growing, worldwide food production problem may have a tiny solution—nanoparticles, which are being explored as both fertilizers and fungicides for crops.
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Delhi braces for pollution 'airpocalypse' as smog loomsAs Hindus across India celebrate Diwali this week, scientists fear a ban on firecrackers and other emergency anti-pollution measures deployed by authorities may not be enough to prevent a repeat of last year's "airpocalypse" in Delhi.
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Record number of whales counted in Argentina's PatagoniaConservation groups say a record number of Southern right whales were counted this year in Argentina's Patagonia region.
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House, Senate intel committees receive briefing from GoogleGoogle has briefed the House and Senate intelligence committees ahead of two Nov. 1 hearings that will examine Russian efforts to influence U.S. elections through social media.
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Skinned sea otter carcass found on California beachThe skinned carcass of a sea otter was found on a California beach, and investigators are trying to determine how it died and who took the pelt.
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LG, Qualcomm join hands for autonomous drivingLG Electronics said Thursday that it will work with Qualcomm to jointly research and develop autonomous driving technologies.
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Gimmick or game-changer: Is Virtual Reality the future of film?Virtual Reality will change the face of cinema in the next decade—but only if content keeps up with the advances in technology, industry experts at the Busan International Film Festival predict.
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Researcher links salmon sex to geological changeIt turns out that sex can move mountains.
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Study shows how female immune cells keep their second X chromosome shut offAutoimmune diseases tend to strike women more than men and having multiple X chromosomes could be the main reason why. While a process called X chromosome inactivation serves to balance out gene dosage between males and females, some genes on the "inactive X" chromosome in immune cells can sometimes escape this process, giving women an extra dose of immunity-related gene expression.
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Declining baby songbirds need forests to survive droughtBefore cutting down forest, land managers in drought prone areas might first consider the birds in the trees.
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Researchers developing autonomous snake-like robots to support search-and-rescue teamsA team of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has received a three-year, $400,000 award from the National Science Foundation to create autonomous snake-like robots that can navigate more naturally and easily through the rubble, confined spaces, and rough terrain left in the aftermath of a disaster and send images and information to search-and-rescue teams.
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Scientists see order in complex patterns of river deltasRiver deltas, with their intricate networks of waterways, coastal barrier islands, wetlands and estuaries, often appear to have been formed by random processes, but scientists at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions see order in the apparent chaos.
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Integrated lab-on-a-chip uses smartphone to quickly detect multiple pathogensA multidisciplinary group that includes the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Washington at Tacoma has developed a novel platform to diagnose infectious disease at the point-of-care, using a smartphone as the detection instrument in conjunction with a test kit in the format of a credit card. The group is led by Illinois Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor B
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Researchers watch in real time as fat-encased drug nanoparticles invade skin cellsSome anti-cancer drugs are encapsulated to allow gradual release, spreading their effect over a longer time. For example, one formulation of the chemotherapy doxorubicin (the FDA-approved drug Doxil) encloses molecules of the drug in fatty nano-spheres called liposomes, which allows the drug to circulate longer in the blood. However, the use of liposome "capsules" often comes with side-effects. Un
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How a neutron star collision proves Einstein's 100-year-old General Relativity predictionA hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his General Relativity theory, predicting the existence of gravitational waves or ripples in space-time, due to violent motion of massive objects in the universe. Collision and merger of two neutron stars should produce gravitational waves and gamma rays simultaneously. Until a few weeks ago, that could not be proven scientifically. Then researchers s
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Stonehenge builders feasted on animals brought from Scotland, study shows Analysis for Feast! exhibition suggests workers ate hog roasts and beef stew made from animals taken to Wiltshire by boat Prehistoric people brought animals to Stonehenge from as far afield as north-east Scotland, more than 500 miles away, to feed the engineers who built the monument and to take part in lavish midwinter feasts, an exhibition has claimed. Related: What did neolithic man eat after
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Motion virker ligeså godt efter overgangsalderenOvergangsalderen kan medføre insulinresistens, som forbindes med type 2 diabetes og hjertekarsygdomme,...
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IDSA Infectious Diarrhea guidelines recommend when to test, when to treatNew tests provide more detailed information about organisms associated with infectious diarrhea, but may require infectious disease expertise to interpret them.
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Country diary: up to the gills in toadstool spores Hollingside Wood, Durham City Overnight, uncountable numbers of microscopic spores had drifted down to be made visible on the paper surface There is something stealthy about toadstools. When we followed this path recently there were none. Today a dozen shaggy parasols ( Chlorophyllum rhacodes ) had appeared, shouldering aside the soil with their closed caps. One of these toadstools , with a newly
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Ben-Gurion U. introduces Israel's first underwater robotic vehicle'The autonomous HydroCamel II integrates state-of-the-art technologies, including high-level maneuvering in six degrees of freedom and an ability to dive almost vertically,' says Professor Hugo Guterman of the BGU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and head of LAR. 'Until now, these capabilities were limited to remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs), which must be tethered by
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When new players learn slot-machine tricks, they avoid gambling addictionNovice gamblers who watched a short video about how slot machines disguise losses as wins have a better chance of avoiding gambling problems, according to new research.
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Integrated lab-on-a-chip uses smartphone to quickly detect multiple pathogensA multidisciplinary group that includes the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Washington at Tacoma has developed a novel platform to diagnose infectious disease at the point-of-care, using a smartphone as the detection instrument in conjunction with a test kit in the format of a credit card.
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WSU researcher links salmon sex to geological changeIt turns out that sex can move mountains.A Washington State University researcher has found that the mating habits of salmon can alter the profile of stream beds, affecting the evolution of an entire watershed. His studyis one of the first to quantitatively show that salmon can influence the shape of the land.
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Leading medical organizations issue recommendations regarding hepatitis C in pregnancyNational medical organizations jointly issue new recommendations regarding Hepatitis C in pregnancy.
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Feel fuller, longer with mushroomsA new study on satiety published in the October issue of the journal Appetite indicates that eating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness after the mushroom breakfast compared to the meat breakfast.
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People with and without mental health conditions receive preventive care at similar ratesPeople with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder received preventive health screenings at rates similar to or higher than people without mental illnesses, according to a study of more than 800,000 patients published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
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Yoga and aerobic exercise together may improve heart disease risk factorsHeart disease patients who practice yoga in addition to aerobic exercise saw twice the reduction in blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol levels when compared to patients who practiced either Indian yoga or aerobic exercise alone, according to research to be presented at the 8th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology Middle East Confere
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Walking below minimum recommended levels linked to lower mortality riskA new study finds regular walking, even if not meeting the minimum recommended levels, is associated with lower mortality compared to inactivity.
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Heart attack patients may use inefficient coping methods for stressPatients with a history of heart attack were more likely to use emotion-focused coping strategies for stress such as eating more or drinking alcohol, while patients without a history of heart attack or heart disease used problem-focused coping strategies, according to research to be presented at the 8th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology Midd
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Indoor tanning dependency common in young women, especially in those with depressionA survey of young, white women who have used indoor tanning at least once in the past year showed that more than one in five of them have signs of being addicted to the high dose of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds. In addition, women with symptoms of depression were three times more likely to meet the criteria for having a tanning dependence.
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One in five young non-Hispanic white women who tan indoors are dependent on indoor tanningMore than 20 percent of non-Hispanic white women ages 18 to 30 who reported using an indoor tanning device one or more times in the past 12 months were dependent on indoor tanning. Dependence was strongly associated with beliefs about physical appearance and depressive symptoms.
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Smartphones Are Weapons of Mass Manipulation, and This Guy Is Declaring War on ThemTristan Harris thinks big tech is taking advantage of us all. Can its power be used for good?
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The NYPD Says It Hasn't Been Bothering to Back Up Its Civil Forfeiture Database [Updated] Officers at the NYPD’s Lower Manhattan Security Coordination Center in 2011. Photo: AP New York City’s $25.9 million database holding information on tens of millions of dollars in unclaimed forfeitures could experience a technical failure at any time with little hope of recovering the underlying information, Courthouse News reported this week. During a court session related to a 2014 request by n
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Skrivebordsøvelse kan klare 80 procent af Danmarks klimamål i 2030EU's nye aftale om CO2-reduktion frem mod 2030 åbner mulighed for at indregne kulstofoptag i jorder og skove samt overføre ubrugte CO2 kvoter. Det både kan og vil Danmark benytte sig af i stor stil.
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Nostradamus: Predictions of Things PastThe French "prophet" knew that history repeats itself, and made his "predictions" based on previous events.
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Study sees troubling trend of self-harm in teen girls. Most common type of self-harm was drug overdose, followed by episodes of cutting, self-poisonings, and various other methods including hanging, suffocation, jumping, and scalding. submitted by /u/parrishthethought [link] [comments]
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Recreational Marijuana Is Reversing the Opioid Crisis in Colorado, Study Suggests A new report suggests Colorado's legalization of recreational marijuana might be reducing opioid deaths in the state. Read More
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At Last, Arrow Gets to Use the Name Drop It's Been Craving Since It Began Image: Still via Youtube In its five years of existence, Arrow has slowly indulged in the Batman-ification of the Emerald Archer, bringing in a wealth of characters and villains more closely connected to the Dark Knight as it’s taken Oliver Queen down paths more aligned with Bruce Wayne. But finally, it gets to make an explicit reference. The clip comes from tonight’s episode of the show, and sho
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A Molecule to Treat Obesity?GDF-15 lowers body weight in mice and primates.
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Jezebel ‘Confusing and a Little Jarring’: What TV Anchors Think of Megyn Kelly Today | Deadspin Are Jezebel ‘Confusing and a Little Jarring’: What TV Anchors Think of Megyn Kelly Today | Deadspin Are The Celtics Still Good? | The Grapevine RZA Finally Admits Russell Crowe Did Spit on Azealia Banks at Party | Earther Back-to-Back Atmospheric Rivers Are About to Dump Huge Amounts of Rain and Snow On the West | Splinter Watch a Senator Smack Down Jeff Sessions Over His Racist Lies About Chicago |
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The Scary Twins from The Shining Thought the Made-for-TV Remake Was 'Crap' Image: Warner Bros. Their screen time in The Shining is quite brief, but the ghostly Grady twins instantly became one of the 1980 movie’s most iconic images. Former child actors Lisa and Leslie Burns are forever (and ever) linked with the classic Stanley Kubrick film, and they don’t seem to mind one bit. In a new interview with journalist Jamie Stangroom , the sisters dish on their experiences wo
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Nintendo Switch tiptoes toward letting users back up their data Enlarge / New Switch firmware, new Super Mario Odyssey profile-icon options! And that means T-REX MARIO! RWAAAR! (credit: Nintendo) As the Nintendo Switch loses some of its brand-new luster, fans have begun to question a few key missing features, from the long-running Virtual Console service to traditional apps like media players and Web browsers. Thus, any new major firmware for the Switch is li
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Symantec Concludes Just Eight Google Play 'Minecraft' Apps May Have Added Millions to Botnets Photo: AP In a blog post on Wednesday , Symantec security researchers wrote they had discovered at least eight Google Play Store apps that functioned as fronts for a “new and highly prevalent type of Android malware” called Android.Sockbot. The apps in question presented themselves as skins for player characters in popular app Minecraft: Pocket Edition and boasted “an install base ranging from 60
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Self-harming has risen dramatically among UK teenage girlsIn every 10,000 teenage girls in the UK, more than 37 have self-harmed. The large rise in rates of self-harming may be due to stress or mental health problems
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Jason Isaacs Originally Didn't Want to Play Lucius Malfoy Image: Warner Bros. Hindsight is 20/20. It’s easy now to say, “Of course an actor should be in a Harry Potter movie” after eight films and billions of dollars. But in the moment, almost two decades ago, there must have been actors who passed. In fact, one big name that’s in the films almost did just that. In a new interview, Jason Isaacs explained that when he went to audition for Harry Potter an
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F.D.A. Approves Second Gene-Altering Treatment for CancerThe treatment will be for adults with aggressive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma when chemotherapy has failed. It re-engineers a patient’s own cells to fight cancer.
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Neutron star collisions may have created most of the gold in the universe Space All that glitters is a neutron star collision. We use heavy metals every day, but now we know where they actually came from.
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Chase's Freedom Unlimited is Your Rewards Credit Card For Everything Else Chase Freedom Unlimited When Chase’s flagship travel cards and the rotating bonuses of Chase’s Freedom don’t apply, the Freedom Unlimited is your best bet to keep stacking up those points, with no accompanying fee. The Chase Freedom Unlimited is part of Chase’s Ultimate Rewards program. Ultimate Rewards is an ecosystem of several credit cards that when taken together, grant industry-best returns
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Facebook could make up for delay in census data Data from social media websites like Facebook could supplement US census data, particularly for information about migrant populations, a new study suggests. Determining how many people live in Seattle, perhaps of a certain age, perhaps from a specific country, is the sort of question that finds its answer in the census, a massive data dump for places across the country. But just how fresh is that
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Teamwork is more complex than ‘collective intelligence’ New research casts doubt on the idea of “collective intelligence.” The concept of collective intelligence is simple—it asserts that if a team performs well on one task, it will repeat that success on other projects, regardless of the scope or focus of the work. While it sounds good in theory, it doesn’t work that way in reality, according to new research. “While a Marine Corps fire team is great
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Eating better throughout adult years improves physical fitness in old age, suggests studyPeople who have a healthier diet throughout their adult lives are more likely to be stronger and fitter in older age than those who don't, according to a new study led by the University of Southampton.
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People around the world aren’t getting enough calcium Daily calcium intake among adults is dangerously low in certain areas of the world, report researchers. Moreover, calcium intake appears to vary quite widely around the world in distinct regional patterns, according to the review, which comes ahead of World Osteoporosis Day on Friday, October 20. The data suggest there are many areas of the world with risk to bone health, says study lead author E
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Native American tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft over patents Enlarge (credit: St. Regis Mohawk Tribe / Aurich Lawson) The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has filed patent lawsuits against Amazon (PDF) and Microsoft, using patents it acquired from a company called SRC Labs, according to reports in Reuters and CNBC. SRC Labs, a holding company, is a co-plaintiff in today's lawsuit. The lawsuits against Amazon and Microsoft are the second and third lawsuits filed by p
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The 5 biggest discoveries from the hunt for gravitational wavesDetecting gravitational waves has given us a new way to observe the universe by listening to ripples in space-time. Here are five of the biggest finds from LIGO
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The Atlantic Daily: Messaging Concerns What We’re Following Presidential Messages: President Trump’s responses to the deaths of servicemembers are under scrutiny after he boasted he was more conscientious about calling grieving families than his predecessors; the family of La David Johnson, a soldier killed this month in Niger, says the president’s condolences were disrespectful and insensitive . Meanwhile, Trump is sending conflictin
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First time mothers with an epidural who lie down in labor are more likely to have a normal birthAdopting a lying down position rather than being upright in the later stages of labour for women with a low dose epidural leads to a higher chance of having a spontaneous vaginal birth (without the need for forceps or suction), finds a study published by The BMJ today.
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Teenage girls more likely to self-harm than boysThere has been a sharp rise in self-harm reported in general practices for girls aged between 13-16 years from 2011 to 2014, compared with boys of the same age. In socially deprived areas, referrals to mental health specialist services were fewer, although self-harm rates were higher, finds a study published by The BMJ today.
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Upfront charging of overseas visitors using the NHS is a threat to everyone, argue expertsNew rules for charging overseas visitors using the NHS are a threat to everyone, argue experts in The BMJ today.
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First time mums with an epidural who lie down more likely to have a normal birthAdopting a lying down position rather than being upright in the later stages of labor for first-time mothers who have had a low dose epidural leads to a higher chance of normal delivery.
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If Entire Countries Apologized More Often, the World Would Be More Peaceful A recent study looks at whether collective apologies on behalf of countries may inspire hope that can lead to reconciliation. Read More
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Self-harm among girls aged 13 to 16 rose by 68% in three years, UK study finds Data from GP practices between 2001 and 2014 showed rates of self-harm for boys stayed roughly steady – but soared upwards for girls in recent years Self-harm reported to GPs among teenage girls under the age of 17 in the UK increased by 68% over just three years, research has revealed. The study also found that self-harm among young people aged 10-19 was three times more common among girls than
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Did a Baby Really 'Kick Through' Her Mother's Uterus?A pregnant woman in China experienced a life-threatening complication when her unborn baby seemingly "kicked" through her uterus.
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China vs. America in a Financial Game of 'Risk' In late 2010, Sri Lanka inaugurated a new $1.3 billion deep-sea port in Hambantota, on the Indian Ocean island nation’s southern coast. More than 80 percent of financing for the project came from China, as part of its Belt and Road Initiative , a massive infrastructure initiative that aims to connect the world’s second-largest economy to its Asian neighbors. For China, Hambantota offered an impor
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'Soonish' Predicts World-Changing Tech: Author Q&A"Soonish" offers a tantalizing glimpse of emerging technologies, and predicts where they could take us next.
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A mosquito's secret weapon: a light touch and strong wingsHow do mosquitoes land and take off without our noticing? Using high-speed video cameras, a team from UC Berkeley and Wageningen University have found part of the answer: mosquitoes' long legs allow them to slowly and gently push off, but their wings provide the majority of the lift, even when fully laden with a blood meal. For comparison, mosquitoes push off with forces much less than those of an
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How well-fed mosquitoes outwit victims at take-offWell fed mosquitoes need to make a stealthy get away to avoid attracting the attention of the victim upon which they have just gorged, and now an international team of scientists have shown that mosquitoes take advantage of their long legs and a wing assisted launch to evade detection.
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Trump's Unforced Error The question to President Trump on Monday sounded relatively innocuous: “Why haven’t we heard anything from you so far about the soldiers that were killed in Niger? And what do you have to say about that?” It’s certainly not the kind of question that seemed likely to set off several days of heated controversy. But the hubbub that has ensued , centering on Trump’s response to the deaths of four so
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Check out This Stretchable Cloaking Device Modeled After Octopus Skin It’s fascinating how an octopus's skin does this and how these scientists recreated it. Read More
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CIA Fires Very Good Girl for Refusing to Be a Narc Photo: Twitter/ CIA In a troubling series of tweets with more emotional intensity than an entire season of Homeland , the CIA’s official Twitter account told the story of Lulu, an adorable bomb-sniffing dog who refused to sniff bombs. Lulu, the agency wrote early in the thread, “began to show signs that she wasn’t interested in detecting explosive odors.” The CIA tried to motivate her with food a
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The physics of mosquito takeoffs shows why you don’t feel a thingEven when full of blood, mosquitoes use more wing force than leg force to escape a host undetected — clue to why they’re so good at spreading disease.
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A mosquito's secret weapon: a light touch and strong wingsScientists have found the key to mosquitoes' stealth takeoffs: They barely push off when making a fast getaway, but instead rely on strong and rapid wing beats to quickly get aloft without anyone noticing.
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Is the Collapse of Civilizations A Good Thing? Early states did not form how we've been taught, writes James C Scott in his new book. His research offers a clue as to where we might be heading. Read More
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Schrödinger’s Endorsement Today in 5 Lines President Trump criticized a new bipartisan deal aimed at stabilizing Obamacare exchanges, a day after he publicly praised the proposal. Trump disputed an account that he was insensitive during a phone call with the widow of Sergeant La David Johnson, one of four U.S. servicemen killed in Niger on October 4. But Johnson’s mother said Trump “did disrespect” her son. The White Hous
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The 10 Best Deals of October 18, 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: Bosch Tools Bosch 12V Pocket Driver , $108 Bosch 12V Drill/Driver , $99 Bosch’s d
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Apple and GE partner to make industrial analytics iOS-accessible Enlarge / A wind turbine, May 17, 2016 in Melaune, Germany. (Photo by Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images) GE and Apple announced a partnership today that will pave the way for putting utility analytics software Predix on iOS devices. The Predix software development kit will allow 77 utilities that work with GE to manage turbines, condensers, boiler feed pumps, and
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Activision’s patented method to drive microtransactions with matchmaking Enlarge / Want to have a cool sniper rifle like your Call of Duty partner? Authorize a charge of $4.99 RIGHT NOW! (credit: Activision ) In a US patent filed in 2015 and approved yesterday, Activision outlines an online matchmaking system designed to "drive microtransactions in multiplayer video games" and "influence game-related purchases." Patent #9789406, for a " System and method for driving m
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Scientists reveal herbal remedies containing aristolochic acid may cause liver cancerMutational signatures reveal high burdens of AA-related mutations in Asian liver cancers, with Taiwan most intensely affected.
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How the Plague Outbreak in Madagascar Got So Bad, So FastThe death toll from a recent plague outbreak in Madagascar is rising, according to news reports.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Has a Plan for Fixing Science Education Neil deGrasse Tyson: “One of the things that I think is missing in the educational pipeline in America is… a class on what science is, and how and why it works.” Read More
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Lawmakers Take Action Against Facebook Election Propaganda U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) (R) speaks as Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) (L) listens during a news conference at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on May 16, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo: Getty The first major legislative effort to rein in foreign interference in US elections will kick off Thursday afternoon on Capitol Hill, where Democratic Senators Mark Warner and Amy Klobuchar will f
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Russia Deceived Black Activists Into Aiding Their Election Interference Scheme The St. Petersburg building known as Russia’s “troll farm.” (Photo: AP) A landmark investigation from Russian news outlet RBC uncovered a Kremlin-sponsored scheme that used Facebook to recruit black activists in the US as part of Russia’s election interference campaign, reportedly paying them to organize Black Lives Matter rallies, self-defense classes and produce content for Russian-owned sites
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Samsung is all talk about the IoT with Bixby 2.0 and SmartThings Enlarge (credit: Ron Amadeo) Samsung's annual developer conference at Moscone West in San Francisco doesn't always get a lot of public attention; in past years, it has often focused on things like Tizen app development. But at this year's conference, the company focused on launching a new platform for connected devices in the home, the car, and elsewhere—or, at least, a collection of previously e
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Penn study shows how female immune cells keep their second x chromosome shut offIn a new study, a team from the University of Pennsylvania describes how X chromosome inactivation is regulated in the immune system's B cells as they develop in bone marrow and when they encounter antigens.
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The Best Science BooksWhether you're interested in space travel, the inner workings of the universe, the mind of a brilliant mathematician or human behavior and the dark life of a patient who underwent a lobotomy, Live Science probably has a book for you here.
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Statue of Egyptian Queen Unearthed Near Giza PyramidsMore than 4,000 years ago, ancient Egyptian artisans carved the likeness of a queen into a wooden statue and even bejeweled her highness with wooden earrings, according to a new discovery announced today by Egypt’s antiquities ministry.
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New cloud-friendly Lightroom has 1TB of photo storage, same UI across desktop and mobile Enlarge / Worry-free cloud storage, Adobe claims. (credit: Adobe) At its Adobe MAX conference, Adobe announced a big shake-up for its Lightroom photo processing application. The current Lightroom CC is being renamed to Lightroom Classic CC, and a new product with an old name, Lightroom CC, will take its place. The new Lightroom CC offers most of the photo processing features of Lightroom Classic
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This Guy Just Injected Himself With a DIY HIV Treatment on Facebook Live Tristan Roberts holds the DNA he is about to inject himself with. Image: Ford Fischer Tristan Roberts sits sandwiched between two men on a couch in a bland DC apartment, with leafy, dusk-lit trees peeking out from the sheer curtains behind him. The mundanity of the setting betrays the extremity of what is about to happen next. On the elliptical glass coffee table in front of him is a bottle of hy
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New study reveals breast cancer cells recycle their own ammonia waste as fuelBreast cancer cells recycle ammonia, a waste byproduct of cell metabolism, and use it as a source of nitrogen to fuel tumor growth, report scientists from Harvard Medical School. The insights shed light on the biological role of ammonia in cancer and may inform the design of new therapeutic strategies to slow tumor growth.
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Making big data a little smallerHarvard computer scientist found that the Johnson-Lindenstrauss lemma, a 30-year-old therum, is the best approach to pre-process large data into a manageably low dimension for algorithmic processing.
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UCI scientists see order in complex patterns of river deltasRiver deltas, with their intricate networks of waterways, coastal barrier islands, wetlands and estuaries, often appear to have been formed by random processes, but scientists at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions see order in the apparent chaos.
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Charter accuses its employees of cutting cables 125 times during strike Enlarge / Fiber optic cables. (credit: Getty Images | gerenme) Charter Communications last week sued a workers' union, alleging that its members have repeatedly sabotaged Charter's network in New York City during a strike that began in March. "On over 125 occasions, Charter cables, including both coaxial and fiber optic cables in both secured and unsecured locations at sites throughout New York C
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Scientists Just Found the Perfect Spot to Build an Underground Colony on the Moon The Marius Hills Skylight, as observed by the Japanese SELENE/Kaguya research team. (Image: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University) For years, scientists have wondered if dark, crater-like features on the lunar surface might be entrances to giant caverns carved long ago by flowing lava. Researchers from Japan and the United States have uncovered new evidence to prove that these features actually e
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Hunger-blocking injection lets fat monkeys quickly lose weightA protein injection that decreases appetite has been found to help obese monkeys slim down fast, and to cut their risk of developing diabetes
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A common herbal medicine may cause liver cancer mutationsA compound found in some plants used in traditional medicine has been linked to a 78 per cent of cases of liver cancer in hospitals in Taiwan
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Declining baby songbirds need forests to survive droughtA team of Smithsonian biologists led by Brandt Ryder worked closely with Ben Vernasco, a doctoral candidate in biology at Virginia Tech, on a study that aimed to identify characteristics that promote healthy wood thrush populations on US Department of Defense land.
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Researchers watch in real time as fat-encased drug nanoparticles invade skin cellsA University of Colorado Cancer Center study published today in the journal ACS Nano describes the use of cutting-edge microscopy technology to visualize how liposomes escape from blood vessels into surrounding cells in a living mouse, offering clues that may help researchers design better drug delivery systems.
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Disney/Pixar films present opportunities for parents to discuss end-of-life with childrenMany adults put off discussing end-of-life issues with children, but a UB researcher says the otherwise difficult conversation can begin with the help of Disney/Pixar films.
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Judge shocked to learn NYPD’s cash forfeiture database has no backup [Updated] (credit: See-ming Lee ) As part of an ongoing legal battle to get the New York City Police Department to track money police have grabbed in cash forfeitures, an attorney for the city told a Manhattan judge on October 17 that part of the reason the NYPD can't comply with such requests is that the department's evidence database has no backup. If the database servers that power NYPD's Property and E
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Spinning comet observed to rapidly slow down during close approach to EarthAstronomers at Lowell Observatory observed comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak last spring and noticed that the speed of its rotation was quickly slowing down. A research team led by David Schleicher studied the comet while it was closer to the Earth than it has ever been since its discovery. The comet rotational period became twice as long, going from 24 to more than 48 hours within six weeks, a fa
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A solar-powered asteroid nursery at the orbit of MarsThe planet Mars shares its orbit with a handful of small asteroids, the so-called Trojans. Among them, one finds a unique group, all moving in very similar orbits, suggesting that they originated from the same object. But the mechanism that produced this "family" has been a mystery. Now, an international team of astronomers believe they have identified the culprit: sunlight. Their findings, which
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Snap's Latest Hardware Is a Dancing Hot Dog Costume Image: Amazon Last year, Snapchat became a “camera company,” changed its name to Snap, and unveiled its first piece of hardware: camera sunglasses called Spectacles. Today, Snap is evolving yet again. That AR dancing hot dog, the star of its last earnings call , is now officially an $80 halloween costume available on Amazon . Snap’s polyester sausage comes in two pieces: a “tunic” with “sleeves a
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Maintaining fish biomass the key to conserving reef fish biodiversityA new study appearing in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series has found that conserving fish diversity in Madagascar's coral reef systems may depend on maintaining fish biomass above critical levels, according to scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and ES Caribbean.
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Even small amounts of oil made birds near Deepwater Horizon sick, researchers sayPhotos from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on April 20, 2010 show heartbreaking images of deceased or soon-to-be-deceased sea life—birds, fish, sea turtles, and mammals—cloaked in thick black grime.
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Screening for disease or toxins in a drop of bloodThe promise of being able to quickly and accurately screen for diseases or chemical contaminants in a tiny drop of blood has long been an elusive goal. But scientist Daojing Wang says his company's technology is up to the job.
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Research sheds new light on early turquoise mining in SouthwestTurquoise is an icon of the desert Southwest, with enduring cultural significance, especially for Native American communities. Yet, relatively little is known about the early history of turquoise procurement and exchange in the region.
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Maintaining fish biomass the key to conserving reef fish biodiversityA new study appearing in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series has found that conserving fish diversity in Madagascar's coral reef systems may depend on maintaining fish biomass above critical levels, according to scientists from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and ES Caribbean.
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Even small amounts of oil made birds near Deepwater Horizon sick, researchers sayBlood samples taken by first responders showed that individuals exposed to small amounts of oil from the spill suffered from hemolytic anemia--a condition that occurs when toxins enter the blood stream and damage red blood cells that carry oxygen to tissues.
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Migraine drug commonly used in ER may not be best optionA drug commonly used in hospital emergency rooms for people with migraine is substantially less effective than an alternate drug and should not be used as a first choice treatment, according to a study published in the Oct. 18, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
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Google Play apps with as many as 2.6m downloads added devices to botnet Enlarge (credit: portal gda ) Google has booted eight Android apps from its Play marketplace, even though the apps have been downloaded as many as 2.6 million times. The industry giant took action after researchers found that the apps add devices to a botnet and can perform denial-of-service attacks or other malicious actions. The stated purpose of the apps is to provide a skin that can modify th
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California fire toll rises to 42The death toll from California's wildfires rose to 42 on Wednesday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said, as rescuers found another body.
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Scientists dig into the origin of organics on CeresSince NASA's Dawn spacecraft detected localized organic-rich material on Ceres, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has been digging into the data to explore different scenarios for its origin. After considering the viability of comet or asteroid delivery, the preponderance of evidence suggests the organics are most likely native to Ceres.
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Physics boosts artificial intelligence methodsResearchers from Caltech and the University of Southern California (USC) report the first application of quantum computing to a physics problem. By employing quantum-compatible machine learning techniques, they developed a method of extracting a rare Higgs boson signal from copious noise data. Higgs is the particle that was predicted to imbue elementary particles with mass and was discovered at th
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ICON satellite explores the boundary between Earth and spaceOn Dec. 8, 2017, NASA launches the Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, a low-Earth orbiting satellite that will give us new information about how Earth's atmosphere interacts with near-Earth space—a give-and-take that plays a major role in the safety of our satellites and reliability of communications signals.
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Samsung's revamped Bixby takes on Amazon AlexaSamsung on Wednesday announced it is upgrading its Bixby digital assistant and making it available for a range of connected devices, setting up a clash with Amazon's Alexa and others competing for leadership in artificial intelligence.
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Review: ‘Jane’ Is an Absorbing Trip Into the Wild With Jane GoodallBrett Morgen’s documentary tells her story through footage of Ms. Goodall’s interactions with chimpanzees in what is now Tanzania.
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Sleeping sickness can now be cured with pills Researchers seek approval from regulators for this quicker, easier treatment. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22856
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Researchers find noxious ice cloud on Saturn's moon TitanResearchers with NASA's Cassini mission found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
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China's Plan to Buy Influence and Undermine Democracy Along a major tributary of the Mekong River in northeastern Cambodia sits the newly opened Lower Sesan II Dam hydropower plant. The 400-megawatt dam will produce badly needed electricity for the country, but at the cost of potential major ecological damage and the eviction of some 5,000 families from the area. Such consequences are unlikely to sink the fortunes of Hun Sen, Cambodia’s strongman le
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The Atlantic Promotes Sarah Yager to Deputy Executive Editor and Adrienne Green to Managing Editor Washington, D.C. (October 18, 2017)—The Atlantic’s Editor in Chief Jeffrey Goldberg announced today two promotions to the editorial leadership of The Atlantic. Sarah Yager , who has been managing editor of The Atlantic magazine since 2015, is moving to the newly created role of deputy executive editor, working to spearhead the newsroom’s most ambitious cross-platform projects. The magazine’s new
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Your Bones Live On Without You A skeleton is a human being in its most naked form. A life stripped down to its essence. As the foundation of our bodies—indeed, of our very being—skeletons provoke equal measures of fascination and terror. More From Our Partners The Underclass Origins of the Little Black Dress How to Escape a Death Spiral The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball As an archaeologist excavating burials, I’ve felt co
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#BalanceTonPorc Is France's #MeToo PARIS — My adopted home is the land of the shoulder shrug, of the insouciant “bof,” of a “these-things-happen” cynicism—a place where there’s a small industry of books on seduction and far more shame attached to discussing money than to discussing sex. So it was surprising to see the Weinstein scandal explode so intensely in France. But there are darker sides here—daily indignities and workplace
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Obesity: Engineered proteins lower body weight in mice, rats and primatesResearchers have created engineered proteins that lowered body weight, bloodstream insulin, and cholesterol levels in obese mice, rats, and primates.
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Duplications of noncoding DNA may have affected evolution of human-specific traitsDuplications of large segments of noncoding DNA in the human genome may have contributed to the emergence of differences between humans and nonhuman primates, according to new results. Identifying these duplications, which include regulatory sequences, and their effect on traits and behavior may help scientists explain genetic contributions to human disease.
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Online resource enables open data sharing for rare Mendelian diseasesMyGene2, a new open data resource, helps patients with rare genetic conditions, clinicians, and researchers share information, connect with one another, and enable faster gene discovery.
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NASA team finds noxious ice cloud on Saturn's moon TitanResearchers with NASA's Cassini mission found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
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Inflamed support cells appear to contribute to some kinds of autismModeling the interplay between neurons and astrocytes derived from children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Brazil, say innate inflammation in the latter appears to contribute to neuronal dysfunction in at least some forms of the disease.
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NASA's ICON explores the boundary between earth and spaceOn Dec. 8, 2017, NASA launches the Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, a low-Earth orbiting satellite that will give us new information about how Earth's atmosphere interacts with near-Earth space.
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C-sections might be relaxing the evolutionary pressure against big babies Enlarge (credit: Kelly Sue DeConnick / Flickr ) Theoretical biologist Philipp Mitteröcker is intrigued by the puzzle of dangerous human childbirth. Unlike other species, human babies are often too big for the birth canal, leading to dangerous—and possibly fatal—obstructed labor. Last year, Mitteröcker and his colleagues published a mathematical model that showed how the mixture of evolutionary pr
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Physics boosts artificial intelligence methodsResearchers from Caltech and the University of Southern California (USC) report the first application of quantum computing to a physics problem.
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How Would We Talk to Aliens?The search for extraterrestrials has gone on long before the SETI Institute was founded in 1984.
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California's wildfires could make 2017 a very unusual wine vintage Science The smoke will likely impact a few fancier grapes. Recent fires have devastated regions of northern California, but early harvesting means that most of this year's wine is probably okay.
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Google developed its own mobile chip to help smartphones take better photos Technology There's a lot going on under the hood of your smartphone camera every time you push the button The Google Pixel 2 does a lot of processing work on each photo as part of its HDR+ platform.
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Scientists dig into the origin of organics on dwarf planet CeresSince NASA's Dawn spacecraft detected localized organic-rich material on Ceres, scientists have been digging into the data to explore different scenarios for its origin. After considering the viability of comet or asteroid delivery, the preponderance of evidence suggests the organics are most likely native to Ceres.
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New clues to treat Alagille Syndrome from zebrafishA new study identifies potential new therapeutic avenues for patients with Alagille syndrome, a rare genetic disorder caused by mutations primarily in the JAGGED1 gene.
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Global calcium consumption appears low, especially in AsiaA new systematic review of global daily calcium consumption suggests substantial regional differences -- it's lowest in East Asia and highest in Northern Europe.
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The puzzle to plugging the worst natural gas release in historyBy the time scientists visited the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in December 2015, the SS-25 well blowout had been leaking natural gas into the air for more than six weeks. The notoriously strong winds at Aliso Canyon carried the natural gas and its added odorant to the nearby Porter Ranch neighborhood, leading to thousands of families evacuating their homes.
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How to Unlock Google’s Hidden Dark Theme on the Pixel 2 Pixel 2 dark theme/ 9to5Google The Pixel 2 is still a day away from release, but review units are already out in the wild and the critics have uncovered a hidden feature in Google’s new phone : The device features a secret dark theme , and unlocking it is surprisingly easy. Here’s how to do it if you want a user interface that’s a little easier on the eyes. Everything You Need to Know About the P
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New neural network teaches itself Go, spanks the pros Enlarge (credit: DeepMind ) While artificial intelligence software has made huge strides recently, in many cases, it has only been automating things that humans already do well. If you want an AI to identify the Higgs boson in a spray of particles, for example, you have to train it on collisions that humans have already identified as containing a Higgs. If you want it to identify pictures of cats
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Illinois sportfish recovery a result of 1972 Clean Water Act, scientists reportPopulations of largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish and other sportfish are at the highest levels recorded in more than a century in the Illinois River, according to a new report. Their dramatic recovery, from populations close to zero near Chicago throughout much of the 20th century, began just after implementation of the Clean Water Act, the researchers say.
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Competing forces: How molecules maintain their structureA double helix twisted around itself: this is the distinctive structure of DNA, which is made up of large molecules. Using synthetically produced molecules, chemists and physicists have investigated the forces which are at work inside the molecule to give it its three-dimensional structure.
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Force field analysis provides clues to protein-ion interactionThe importance of proteins and metal ion interactions is well understood, but the mechanistic interactions between the two are still far from a complete picture. Researchers are working to quantitatively describe protein-ion interactions using what is called an atomic multipole optimized energetics for biomolecular applications force field.
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Water droplet physics: The drop that's good to the very endTwo researchers, using laser-flash photography of microscopic droplet-particle collisions, have discovered that water droplets still have liquid tricks to reveal. Previous research has primarily examined droplet collisions with flat surfaces, such as a wall, but this research team examined the less studied case of a droplet having a head-on collision with a solid, spherical particle.
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Active sieving could improve dialysis and water purification filtersPhysicists have proven theoretically that active sieving, as opposed to its passive counterpart, can improve the separation abilities of filtration systems. Active sieving also has the potential to filter molecules based on movement dynamics, opening up a whole new avenue in the field of membrane science based on the ability to tune osmotic pressure.
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Origami lattice paves the way for new noise-dampening barriers on the roadResearchers have brought a new method into the sound-dampening fold, demonstrating an origami lattice prototype that can potentially reduce acoustic noise on roadways. The technique allows researchers to selectively dampen noise at various frequencies by adjusting the distance between noise-diffusing elements.
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Ancient preen oil: Researchers discover 48-million-year-old lipids in a fossil birdAs a rule, soft parts do not withstand the ravages of time; hence, the majority of vertebrate fossils consist only of bones. Under these circumstances, a new discovery from the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Messel Pit” near Darmstadt in Germany comes as an even bigger surprise: a 48-million-year old skin gland from a bird, containing lipids of the same age. The oldest lipids ever recorded in a fossi
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Gene therapy can cure lameness in horses, research findsInjecting DNA into injured horse tendons and ligaments can cure lameness, new research has found.
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Space greens beat the bluesWhere people will go in the cosmos, plants will go, say researchers. Plants may also play a key role in maintaining the psychological well-being of space crews. The next frontier of space plant experimentation is to examine the psychological impact of plant life on astronauts.
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Research sheds new light on early turquoise mining in SouthwestResearchers are blending archaeology and geochemistry to get a more complete picture of turquoise's mining and distribution in the pre-Hispanic Southwest.
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Genetic testing recommended for children considered at risk for most common eye cancerChildren who are considered to be at risk of developing eye cancer should receive genetic counseling and testing as soon as possible to clarify risk for the disease. This is the consensus of leading ophthalmologists, pathologists and geneticists, who worked for two years to develop the first U.S. guidelines on how to screen for the most common eye tumor affecting children.
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This Swanky Bond Villain Lair for RNC Elites Was Funded by Comcast and Microsoft Image: Master Plan Design and Joe Mineo Creative Lawmakers attending the Cleveland Republican National Convention where Donald Trump formally clinched the presidential nomination were able to ruminate about what they had done in a luxurious hideaway reportedly funded in part by Microsoft, Comcast, AT&T, Chevron, the Koch family, and Big Pharma. The Center for Public Integrity (CPI) said it ob
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A New Era For Astronomy Has Begun Astronomy is forever changed by the viewing of the collision of neutron stars; we can now watch these processes in many different ways as they run their course, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser. (Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP)
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AI Experts Want to End 'Black Box' Algorithms in GovernmentResearchers at AI Now say algorithms increasingly used by government can be opaque and discriminatory.
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When Scientists Say, "Me Too"Listen to us when we share. Don’t let us bear the burden of shame. Don’t let us think it is our fault -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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'Pay for performance' incentives are hurting hospital finances in mississippi deltaTwo Medicare 'pay for performance' programs have contributed to declining financial performance by hospitals in the Mississippi Delta region, suggests a study in the November issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.
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Individual receptors caught at workUsing a revolutionary live-cell microscopy technique, an international team of scientist has observed for the first time individual receptors for hormones and widely used drugs at work in intact cells.
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The Disinformation Playbook on Steroids, Trump StyleHow the administration is using old tricks to put the public at risk -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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DNA tests on albatross excrement reveal secret diet of top predatorA study that used DNA tests to analyse the scats of one of the world's most numerous albatrosses has revealed surprising results about the top predator's diet. DNA analysis of 1460 scats from breeding sites around the Southern Ocean has shown that the diet of black-browed albatrosses contains a much higher proportion of jellyfish than previously thought.
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Dutch courage: Alcohol improves foreign language skillsA new study shows that bilingual speakers' ability to speak a second language is improved after they have consumed a low dose of alcohol.
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Stiff fibers spun from slimeNanoparticles from the secretion of velvet worms form recyclable polymer fibers.
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Turning brain cells into skin cellsA new study reveals that it is possible to repurpose the function of different mature cells across the body and harvest new tissue and organs from these cells.
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Cocaine use during adolescence is even more harmful than during adulthoodScientists found that addicts who began using cocaine before and after the age of 18 showed differences in sustained attention and working memory, among other brain functions. The research, made under controlled drug abstinence condition, measured cocaine's impact on more than a hundred drug users' cognition, and recommended multidisciplinary treatment for patients with an accentuated cognitive de
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Customizing catalysts to boost product yields, decrease separation costsFor some crystalline catalysts, what you see on the surface is not always what you get in the bulk. Investigators discovered that treating a complex oxide crystal with either heat or chemicals caused different atoms to segregate on the surface, i.e., surface reconstruction. Those differences created catalysts with dissimilar behaviors, which encouraged different reaction pathways and ultimately yi
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Electrode materials from the microwave ovenPower on the go is in demand: The higher the battery capacity, the larger the range of electric cars and the longer the operating time of cell phones and laptops. Researchers have now developed a process that allows a fast, simple, and cost-effective production of the promising cathode material lithium cobalt phosphate in high quality.
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Workers may 'choke' under pressure of non-monetary incentivesCompetition for non-monetary awards can have adverse effects on performance and may cause employees to “choke” under pressure, according to a new study.
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Researchers release the brakes on the immune systemMany tumors possess mechanisms to avoid destruction by the immune system. For instance, they misuse the natural “brakes” in the immune defense mechanism, which normally prevent an excessive immune response. Researchers have now been able to take off one of these brakes. The study could pave the way for more effective cancer therapies, they say.
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Anxiety and depression linked to migrainesIn a study of 588 patients who attended an outpatient headache clinic, more frequent migraines were experienced by participants with symptoms of anxiety and depression.
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Therapeutic form of arsenic is a potential treatment for deadly type of brain cancerFrom Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie, arsenic is often the poison of choice in popular whodunits. But in ultra-low dosage, and in the right form, this naturally occurring chemical element may be a potent force against cancer.
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Computer Learns To Play Go At Superhuman Levels 'Without Human Knowledge' Researchers say they have constructed an AI program that can teach itself to play the ancient strategy game at a level far beyond humans. (Image credit: DeepMind)
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Due to legal settlement, Amazon customers now get a few extra bucks Enlarge (credit: Cyrus Farivar) On Wednesday, Amazon sent out another installment of payments relating to its “Apple eBooks Antitrust Settlement ”—except this time, it was to settle related lawsuits brought by a group of state-level attorneys general. In 2014 , Amazon paid out based on settlements with book publishers—including Harper Collins and Simon & Schuster—which allegedly conspired with Ap
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Where the Opioids Go The rate of death from opioid overdoses in the United States has more than doubled over the past decade. Amid a deluge of reports on the national crisis, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that in much of the world many people die in preventable pain, without access to morphine for end-of-life care. This is the finding of a global commission published in The Lancet , which includes analysis of t
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How the Burmese Military Endeared Itself to the World In recent weeks, nations around the world have laid into Burma’s military, which has overseen a massive campaign of violence in Rakhine State against the Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority group. While the violence dates back to 2012, since August, over 500,000 Rohingya have reportedly fled into Bangladesh. Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s foreign minister, recently spoke to Senior General Min Aung Hl
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Thelonious Monk's Quiet, Slow Conquest of the World The peak of Thelonious Monk’s fame came in 1964, in his 47th year, when his painted portrait—dourly glowering or shyly guarded, depending on the beholder—improbably graced the cover of Time magazine . Though widely respected by musicians, the pianist and composer had always remained an outlier even in the jazz world, set apart by his singular musical vision as well as his eccentricity, yet his Ti
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At tremendous precision, the proton and antiproton still seem identicalUsing a novel two-particle measurement method, a group of researchers measured the magnetic moment of the antiproton at a precision 350 times higher than any previous measurement. The result shows that the magnetic moments of the proton and antiproton are tremendously close, meaning that so-called CPT asymmetry -- a key factor in the lack of antimatter -- must be very small if it exists at all.
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SwRI scientists dig into the origin of organics on CeresSince NASA's Dawn spacecraft detected localized organic-rich material on Ceres, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has been digging into the data to explore different scenarios for its origin. After considering the viability of comet or asteroid delivery, the preponderance of evidence suggests the organics are most likely native to Ceres.
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Herbal remedies embraced by naturopaths, alt med widely linked to liver cancers Enlarge (credit: Getty | JOHANNES EISELE ) Naturopaths and other gurus of “alternative medicine” love to tout the benefits of traditional herbal medicines. For instance, Aviva Romm—a Yale-educated doctor who publicly defended Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle site Goop then later called it a “ caricature of everything alternative health for women ”—sells her own line of unproven herbal remedies. Billio
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HBP Open Day 2017 A taste of the Human Brain Project's 2nd annual Open Day held in Glasgow on October 17, 2017. The HBP Open Day presented the Project’s work to the public, scientists outside the project, other stakeholders, and the media. From: HumanBrainProject
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Riddle of matter remains unsolved: Proton and antiproton share fundamental propertiesPhysicists have been able to measure the magnetic force of antiprotons with almost unbelievable precision.
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Inflammation trains the skin to heal fasterStem cells in the skin remember an injury, helping them close recurring wounds faster, researchers have found. The discovery could advance research and treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory diseases.
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Petals produce a 'blue halo' that helps bees find flowersLatest research has found that several common flower species have nanoscale ridges on the surface of their petals that meddle with light when viewed from certain angles.
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Amazon-idé: Kørende elbiler skal oplades fra dronerFirmaet har taget patent på et flyvende opladnings-koncept, hvor en elbil får ekstra strøm, mens den er på farten.
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Police body cams were meant to keep us safer. Are they working?Equipping police officers with body-worn cameras was intended to defuse tense situations, but footage of brutal incidents keeps going viral
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Huge Piccadilly Circus screen will target ads at certain carsA vast electronic display in London's Piccadilly Circus will use cameras to watch nearby cars and target certain models with certain ads
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AlphaGo’s AI upgrade gets round the need for human inputAlphaGo Zero, Google DeepMind's artificially intelligent Go player, dominates humans and other AIs by learning itself – without any human training
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Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweetsTwitter is vowing to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweetstorm that the company is not doing enough to protect its users.
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Self-taught, 'superhuman' AI now even smarter: makersThe computer that stunned humanity by beating the best mortal players at a strategy board game requiring "intuition" has become even smarter, its makers said Wednesday.
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Hip-Hop's 'Rockstar' Moment Gets Its No. 1 Hit In the history of the Billboard Hot 100, the word rock has appeared in the names of 12 No. 1 songs, from Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock” in 1973 to Joan Jett & the Blackhearts’ “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” in 1982 to this week’s new chart-topper: Post Malone’s “Rockstar” featuring 21 Savage . Its lyrics read like a checklist of references to its title genre’s history: “Rest in Peace, Bon Scott,” “Light a
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Rare tree species safeguard biodiversity in a changing climateNew research suggests that rare species of trees in rainforests may help safeguard biodiversity levels as the environment undergoes change.
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Research demonstrates method to alter coherence of lightIn a finding that could have broad applications in optical devices, Brown University researchers have shown that they can transform incoherent light to almost fully coherent and vice versa.
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New analysis suggests that preserving rare species is vital to tropical forestsThe world's tropical forests are in 'a critical state' in which the extinction of rare tree species could be a tipping point, according to an international team of scientists who have developed an analytical method to map their biodiversity.
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Three-quarters of the total insect population lost in protected nature reservesSince 1989, in 63 nature reserves in Germany the total biomass of flying insects has decreased by more than 75 percent. This decrease has long been suspected but has turned out to be more severe than previously thought. Ecologists from Radboud University together with German and English colleagues published these findings in the scientific journal PLOS ONE on Oct. 18.
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New obesity treatment lowers body weight in mice, rats and primatesResearchers have created engineered proteins that lowered body weight, bloodstream insulin, and cholesterol levels in obese mice, rats, and primates.
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Dolphin diets suggest extreme changes in the ocean may shorten food chainsExtreme marine conditions like El Niño are associated with shorter food chain length in the California Current ecosystem, a new analysis reports. The finding counters previous evidence for long-term stability and ecosystem resilience in nitrogen cycling and food web structure off the
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New study predicts worldwide change in shallow reef ecosystems as waters warmA new study based on the first global survey of marine life by scuba divers has provided fresh insights into how climate change is affecting the distribution of marine life.The research published in the journal Science Advances predicts that as the oceans warm fish -- which appear to be superior predators in warm water -- will extend their ranges away from the equator and cause a decline in the di
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Mating induces sexual inhibition in female jumping spidersAfter mating for the first time, most females of an Australian jumping spider are unreceptive to courtship by other males, and this sexual inhibition is immediate and often lasts for the rest of their lives, according to a study published Oct. 18, 2017, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Vivian Mendez from Macquarie University, Australia, and colleagues.
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More than 75 percent decrease in total flying insect biomass over 27 yearsThe total flying insect biomass decreased by more than 75 percent over 27 years in protected areas, according to a study published Oct. 18, 2017, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Caspar Hallmann from Radboud University, The Netherlands, and colleagues.
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First floating wind farm, built by offshore oil company, delivers electricity Statoil The world’s first floating offshore wind farm began delivering electricity to the Scottish grid today . The 30MW installation, situated 25km (15.5mi) from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, will demonstrate that offshore wind energy can be harvested in deep waters, miles away from land, where installing giant turbines was once impractical or impossible. At peak capacity, the wind farm
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Germany Sees Drastic Decrease in InsectsA 27-year-long study finds insect biomass has declined by about 75 percent.
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Back-to-Back Atmospheric Rivers Are About to Dump Huge Amounts of Rain and Snow On the West Image: NWS Seattle/NASA It’s been a few days without a major weather event , which in 2017, feels like forever. But it appears that the next week will make up for lost time. A series of so-called ‘atmospheric rivers’ currently stretch across the Pacific and will bring major rain, snow and winds the Northwest for the latter half of this week and early into the next. A few welcome drops of moisture
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Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers Three-quarters of flying insects in nature reserves across Germany have vanished in 25 years, with serious implications for all life on Earth, scientists say The abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years, according to a new study that has shocked scientists. Insects are an integral part of life on Earth as both pollinators and prey for other wildlife and it
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Review: Amazon Fire 7 (2017)Amazon's most affordable device begs the question: when is a cheap tablet too cheap?
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Ex-workers: Supervisors at Tesla factory routinely called us the n-word Enlarge / The Tesla Factory is an automobile manufacturing plant in Fremont, California, and the principal production facility of Tesla. The facility at the foot of the Fremont Hills manufactures the Model S and X. (credit: Corbis Unreleased / Getty Images News) In a new lawsuit , three former Tesla workers claim that they were routinely harassed and subjected to racial epithets during their time
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This App for Automatically Hiding Your Nude Pics Could Use an Anatomy Lesson Photo: Nude App/Melanie Ehrenkranz There’s a new app that uses machine learning to mine your camera roll for explicit images. The purpose of the app, Nude , is to file these sensitive photos into a for-your-eyes-only folder, and then help you wipe the pics from your camera roll and iCloud. But algorithms are still not very good at picking up on the nuances of human behavior—and after letting Nude
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More than 75 percent decrease in total flying insect biomass over 27 yearsThe total flying insect biomass decreased by more than 75 percent over 27 years in protected areas, according to a study published October 18, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Caspar Hallmann from Radboud University, The Netherlands, and colleagues.
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New analysis suggests that preserving rare species is vital to tropical forestsThe world's tropical forests are in "a critical state" in which the extinction of rare tree species could be a tipping point, say scientists who have developed an analytical method to map their biodiversity.
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New study predicts worldwide change in shallow reef ecosystems as waters warmA new study based on the first global survey of marine life by scuba divers has provided fresh insights into how climate change is affecting the distribution of marine life.
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Mating induces sexual inhibition in female jumping spidersAfter mating for the first time, most females of an Australian jumping spider are unreceptive to courtship by other males, and this sexual inhibition is immediate and often lasts for the rest of their lives, according to a study published October 18, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Vivian Mendez from Macquarie University, Australia, and colleagues.
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Research demonstrates method to alter coherence of lightBrown University researchers have demonstrated for the first time a method of substantially changing the spatial coherence of light.
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Insects decline dramatically in German nature reserves: studyResearchers in Germany have documented a steep decline in flying insects at dozens of nature reserves in the past three decades, and agricultural pesticides may be to blame, said a study Wednesday.
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Animal study reveals how a fever early in pregnancy can cause birth defectsUsing chicken embryos, study shows that heat itself, not an infectious agent, is the driving factor behind certain heart and facial birth defects.
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Scientists Zero In on a New Target for ObesityA compound that helps rodents and monkeys slim down could offer a promising approach for human therapies -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Understanding the coevolving web of life as a networkCoevolution, which occurs when species interact and adapt to each other, is often studied in the context of pair-wise interactions between mutually beneficial symbiotic partners. But many species have mutualistic interactions with multiple partners, leading to complex networks of interacting species.
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New material for digital memories of the futureScientists have developed the first material with conductivity properties that can be switched on and off using ferroelectric polarization.
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Nature or nurture? Innate social behaviors in the mouse brainThe brain circuitry that controls innate, or instinctive, behaviors such as mating and fighting was thought to be genetically hardwired. Not so, neuroscientists now say.
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For $1000, anyone can purchase online ads to track your location and app useNew research finds that for a budget of roughly $1000, it is possible for someone to track your location and app use by purchasing and targeting mobile ads. The team hopes to raise industry awareness about the potential privacy threat.
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New membrane makes separating methane and carbon dioxide more efficientTo make natural gas and biogas suitable for use, the methane has to be separated from the carbon dioxide. This involves the use of membranes: filters that stop the methane and let the CO2 pass through. Researchers in Belgium have developed a new membrane that makes the separation process much more effective.
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Single cell level sorting technology uses sound wavesResearchers have developed a highly accurate single cell sorting technology using focused sound waves. This new technology enables rapid and accurate isolation of single cells from complex biological samples, which will facilitate the broad application of single cell analysis toward precision medicine.
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STEMosaur Packs Education, Fun, and Friendship into a Cute Dino Package [Exclusive] STEMosaur , $99 When CogniToys asked me to check out their latest educational toy, STEMosaur , I was fearful it would end up in the pile of “nothing special” STEM toys that litter my kids’ room. I was absolutely wrong. At just $99, an Indiegogo exclusive price for Kinja readers , STEMosaur packs an inordinate amount of education, games, jokes, core coding concepts, and more into his softly textur
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Diabetes Technology Moves Closer To Making Life Easier For Patients While the technology is moving rapidly, insurance, regulatory, and supply challenges make it harder for patients to quickly access the latest medical advances to manage their condition. (Image credit: Alden Chadwick/Getty Images)
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Solar eruptions could electrify Martian moonsPowerful solar eruptions could electrically charge areas of the Martian moon Phobos to hundreds of volts, presenting a complex electrical environment that could possibly affect sensitive electronics carried by future robotic explorers, according to a new NASA study. The study also considered electrical charges that could develop as astronauts transit the surface on potential human missions to Phob
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New findings explain how UV rays trigger skin cancerMelanoma, a cancer of skin pigment cells called melanocytes, will strike an estimated 87,110 people in the US in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A fraction of those melanomas come from pre-existing moles, but the majority of them come from sources unknown -- until now.
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Hardy corals make their moves to build new reefs from scratchResilient species of coral can move to inhospitable areas and lay the foundations for new reefs, a study shows.
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Nanoelectronics breakthrough could lead to more efficient quantum devicesResearchers have made a breakthrough that could help your electronic devices get even smarter. Their findings examine electron behavior within nanoelectronics, as outlined in a new article.
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Reducing power plants' freshwater consumption with new silica filterPower plants draw more freshwater than any other consumer in the United States, accounting for more than 50 percent of the nation's freshwater use at about 500 billion gallons daily. To help save this water, researchers have developed a new silica filter for power plant cooling waters that decreases the amount of freshwater power plants consume by increasing the number of times cooling tower water
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Newborns with trisomy 13 or 18 benefit from heart surgery, study findsHeart surgery significantly decreases in-hospital mortality among infants with either of two genetic disorders that cause severe physical and intellectual disabilities, according to a new study.
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Battling flames increases firefighters' exposure to carcinogensThe threat of getting burned by roaring flames is an obvious danger of firefighting, but other health risks are more subtle. For example, firefighters have been found to develop cancer at higher rates than the general population. Now researchers have measured how much firefighters' exposure to carcinogens and other harmful compounds increases when fighting fires. Their study also points to one pos
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'Busybody' protein may get on your nerves, but that's a good thingThe p75 protein is vital for signaling pain in nervous system, researchers have discovered.
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Minnesota submits low-budget bid for AmazonMinnesota filed its bid for Amazon's second headquarters on Wednesday, hoping to get a great deal on a mammoth development plum by offering a package of financial incentives likely far smaller than other states.
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Studying the Arctic Wildlife of Russia's Wrangel Island High in the Russian Far East, in the Arctic Ocean, lies Wrangel Island, a harsh landscape that supports a surprisingly diverse ecosystem. Wrangel, about the same size as Yellowstone National Park, is home to musk oxen, Arctic foxes, polar bears, and several other species of land mammals, and is visited by more than a hundred species of migratory birds. The island was one of the last refuges for w
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Wildfire smoke is terrible for you: here's what to do about it Health An expert weighs in. Wildfires are still raging in California, and residents should be cautious of smoke inhalation.
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Understanding the coevolving web of life as a networkCoevolution, which occurs when species interact and adapt to each other, is often studied in the context of pair-wise interactions between mutually beneficial symbiotic partners. But many species have mutualistic interactions with multiple partners, leading to complex networks of interacting species.
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Potential human habitat located on the moonA study published in Geophysical Research Letters confirms the existence of a large open lava tube in the Marius Hills region of the moon, which could be used to protect astronauts from hazardous conditions on the surface.
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The future of work Digital technologies are upending the workforce. The right research can tell us how. Nature 550 315 doi: 10.1038/550315a
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Self-taught AI is best yet at strategy game Go Artificial-intelligence program AlphaGo Zero trained in just days, without any human input. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22858
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Ancient, lost, mountains in the Karoo reveals the secrets of massive extinction eventA researcher studied the fossil-rich sediments present in the Karoo, deposited during the tectonic events that created the Gondwanides, and found that the vertebrate animals in the area started to either go extinct or become less common much earlier than what was previously thought.
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High risk of injury in young elite athletesEvery week, an average of three in every ten adolescent elite athletes suffer an injury. Worst affected are young women, and the risk of injury increases with low self-esteem, especially in combination with less sleep and higher training volume and intensity, research from in Sweden shows.
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Oncotarget: Researchers identify novel therapeutic strategy for drug-resistant thyroid cancersNew findings by a Harvard Medical School team suggest that palbociclib, a drug that is FDA-approved to treat advanced breast cancer, may be able to overcome vemurafenib resistance in PTC.
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Rapid environmental change makes species more vulnerable to extinctionInteractions between species play a key role in shaping biodiversity. A team of researchers including members of UZH has now shown that the coevolution of species that are embedded in complex networks of interactions is not only influenced directly by their partners but also indirectly by other species. This slows down the ability of complex communities to adapt to environmental change. Rapid clim
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Understanding the coevolving web of life as a networkCoevolution, which occurs when species interact and adapt to each other, is often studied in the context of pair-wise interactions between mutually beneficial symbiotic partners. But many species have mutualistic interactions with multiple partners, leading to complex networks of interacting species. In a new study, a group of ecologists and evolutionary biologists from five universities has attem
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At tremendous precision, the proton and antiproton still seem identicalUsing a novel two-particle measurement method, a group of researchers measured the magnetic moment of the antiproton at a precision 350 times higher than any previous measurement. The result, published in Nature, shows that the magnetic moments of the proton and antiproton are tremendously close, meaning that so-called CPT asymmetry -- a key factor in the lack of antimatter -- must be very small i
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Riddle of matter remains unsolved: Proton and antiproton share fundamental propertiesPhysicists in the BASE collaboration at the CERN research center have been able to measure the magnetic force of antiprotons with almost unbelievable precision.
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Inflammation trains the skin to heal fasterScientists have found that stem cells in the skin remember an injury, helping them close recurring wounds faster. The discovery could advance research and treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory diseases.
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Petals produce a 'blue halo' that helps bees find flowersNew study finds 'messy' microscopic structures on petals of some flowers manipulate light to produce a blue colour effect that is easily seen by bee pollinators. Researchers say these petal grooves evolved independently multiple times across flowering plants, but produce the same result: a floral halo of blue-to-ultraviolet light.
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Nature or nurture? Innate social behaviors in the mouse brainThe brain circuitry that controls innate, or instinctive, behaviors such as mating and fighting was thought to be genetically hardwired. Not so, neuroscientists now say.
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George Saunders on How to Tell a Great Story Yesterday, George Saunders experienced a striking win : he was awarded the Man Booker Prize. In this video by Redglass Pictures , Saunders reveals how the mechanics of telling a great story involve humanizing both the characters and the reader. The author also cautions against the pitfalls of telling a bad story, explains how storytelling is an act of love, and emphasizes the importance of stayin
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Puerto Rico's Environmental Catastrophe ARECIBO, P.R.—“There’s no way there were just 45 deaths,” said Myrna Conty, an environmental activist whose work takes her regularly across the most remote parts of the island. She scoffed at the radio reports of the official death toll, a common refrain among Puerto Ricans whose personal stories—a cousin who died needing dialysis here, a neighbor who simply hasn’t been heard from there—when mult
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How Legal Agreements Can Silence Victims of Workplace Sexual Assault On October 5, The New York Times detailed the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s alleged decades-long campaign of buying sexual harassment victims’ silence through nondisclosure agreements and confidential, out-of-court settlements. These secret deals, according to the Times ’ reporting , buried stories of abuse, extending from Weinstein’s alleged harassment of young assistants, temps , employ
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5 New Societies Silicon Valley Wants To Create Should there be a ceiling to the ambitions of Silicon Valley? It seems like a decisive “no,” according to the people who want to build new societies online, atop the ocean, and on Mars. Read More
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Symmetrical Eyes Indicate DyslexiaPeople who read normally tend to have one dominant eye while people with dyslexia do not, research shows.
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Nicaragua to sign Paris climate accord: presidentNicaragua's President Daniel Ortega said Wednesday his government would sign the Paris Agreement, a move set to leave the United States and Syria as the only two countries outside the global climate pact.
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Turkey frees 7,500 illegally hunted frogs into riverTurkish gendarmerie have released 7,500 illegally hunted frogs—which had been destined for dining tables in China and France—into safe waters, after uncovering a poaching ring.
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The Makers of Black Mirror on Season Four, the Dystopian Present, and Getting Tricked Into Liking Game of Thrones Image: Invision / Blair Raughley At this year’s Emmy Awards, Black Mirror won Outstanding TV Movie and Outstanding Writing for “San Junipero,” an outing that everyone described as unusually uplifting for a show which often takes a quite bleak look at the world. When we talked to executive producer Annabel Jones and creator-executive producer-writer Charlie Brooker, they indicated that season four
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Solar eruptions could electrify Martian moonsPowerful solar eruptions could electrically charge areas of the Martian moon Phobos to hundreds of volts, presenting a complex electrical environment that could possibly affect sensitive electronics carried by future robotic explorers, according to a new NASA study. The study also considered electrical charges that could develop as astronauts transit the surface on potential human missions to Phob
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Is 3-D printing living up to the hype?The growth in 3-D printing is allowing manufacturers to reduce production time and save money. Metal fabrication shops, industrial firms and engineers are also capitalizing on the technology. But the predicted mass production of 3-D printed products for consumers has not yet come to pass. An article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, ex
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'It's able to create knowledge itself': Google unveils AI that learns on its own In a major breakthrough for artificial intelligence, AlphaGo Zero took just three days to master the ancient Chinese board game of Go ... with no human help Google’s artificial intelligence group, DeepMind, has unveiled the latest incarnation of its Go-playing program, AlphaGo – an AI so powerful that it derived thousands of years of human knowledge of the game before inventing better moves of it
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Flowers use 'blue halo' optical trick to attract bees, say researchers The blue light, which can sometimes be seen by humans, is cast by tiny ridges of different height and spacing on petals, scientists have discovered Flowers might seem like one of life’s simple pleasures, but it turns out there might be more to them than meets the eye. Researchers have discovered that certain species of flowering plants boast tiny ridges on their petals that, thanks to variations
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AlphaGo Zero Shows Machines Can Become Superhuman Without Any HelpAn upgraded version of the game-playing AI teaches itself every trick in the Go book, using a new form of machine learning.
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This More Powerful Version of AlphaGo Learns On Its OwnDeepMind unveils a new, more powerful version of AlphaGo that learns without studying human play.
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Stunning AI Breakthrough Takes Us One Step Closer to the Singularity As a new Nature paper points out, “There are an astonishing 10 to the power of 170 possible board configurations in Go—more than the number of atoms in the known universe.” (Image: DeepMind) Remember AlphaGo, the first artificial intelligence to defeat a grandmaster at Go ? Well, the program just got a major upgrade, and it can now teach itself how to dominate the game without any human intervent
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The newest AlphaGo mastered the game with no human inputAlphaGo Zero is the first AI system of its kind to learn the game just by playing against itself.
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Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See Roses are red, violets are blue. Except they’re not. They’re, er, violet. True blue flowers are exceedingly rare, and not for lack of effort. Plant breeders have repeatedly tried to nudge roses and chrysanthemums into blueness, but doing so is really hard (at least, without the use of dyes). These flowers get their colors from pigments called anthocyanins , which typically look pink or red. A flo
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The Federal Jail Blocking Some Inmates' Kids From Visiting PHILADELPHIA—During the 15 months that Allen Woods has been held, awaiting trial, at a federal detention center downtown, he has only seen his six-year-old son once. This has been hard on them both, as they used to spend time together almost every day. Woods would pick his son up from school, take him to T-ball practice—all the things that an involved parent does. “A child that was raised with bo
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Need for targeted interventions for breastfeeding difficulties due to obesityA study led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing's Diane Spatz, Ph.D., RN-BC, FAAN, the Helen M. Shearer Term Professor of Nutrition, has found that delayed lactogenesis was more prevalent among women who were obese pre-pregnancy and that excessive gestational weight gain was also associated with a delay in lactogenesis II. The study has been published in the Journal of Human Lactat
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Artificial Intelligence Learns to Learn Entirely on Its Own A mere 19 months after dethroning the world’s top human Go player, the computer program AlphaGo has smashed an even more momentous barrier: It can now achieve unprecedented levels of mastery purely by teaching itself. Starting with zero knowledge of Go strategy and no training by humans, the new iteration of the program, called AlphaGo Zero, needed just three days to invent advanced strategies un
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Petals produce a 'blue halo' that helps bees find flowersLatest research has found that several common flower species have nanoscale ridges on the surface of their petals that meddle with light when viewed from certain angles.
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Riddle of matter remains unsolved: Proton and antiproton share fundamental propertiesThe search goes on. No difference in protons and antiprotons have yet been found which would help to potentially explain the existence of matter in our universe. However, physicists in the BASE collaboration at the CERN research center have been able to measure the magnetic force of antiprotons with almost unbelievable precision. Nevertheless, the data do not provide any information about how matt
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HP’s new workstation tablet makes Surface Pro look like Surface Amateur HP Imagine that you're a digital artist. You like the idea behind Microsoft's Surface Pro—a good touchscreen with pen support, tablet form factor for convenience, but adaptable into something like a laptop for when you've gotta write an e-mail—but you want something with a bit more potency. Perhaps you need to do 3D modeling, perhaps your Photoshop files are a bit too big and complex, perhaps you
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AI versus AI: Self-Taught AlphaGo Zero Vanquishes Its PredecessorDeepMind’s Go game-playing AI—which dominated its human competition—just got better -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Apple Maps gains airport maps for O‘Hare and several others Enlarge As part of iOS 11, Apple announced plans to add airport and mall interiors to its Maps app . A few early examples of that rolled out earlier this year, but now the airport lineup has greatly expanded. New airports are already available in the app. Oakland International (OAK), Miami International (MIA), Minneapolis-St. Paul International (MSP), Baltimore–Washington International (BWI), Por
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This Simple Trick Will Help You Read People's Emotions More Accurately It seems intuitive that the best way to interpret how others are feeling would be to both see and hear how they’re behaving. However, a new study suggests that’s dead wrong. Read More
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The Space Ships In The New Thor: Ragnarok Movie Are Named After Classic Holdens Image: Marvel Entertainment/ YouTube (screengrab) Thor: Ragnarok, the third installment in Marvel’s Thor franchise, is hitting theaters early next month, so director Taika Waititi sat down with triple j for a bit of promotion. In the interview, he admits for the first time that he named the movie’s space ships after cars made by Australia’s legendary Holden brand. The Australian automotive indust
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Death by a thousand cuts? Not for small populationsNew research provides a look at how certain species survive by evolving a greater ability to weed out harmful mutations -- a new concept called 'drift robustness'.
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One step closer toward a treatment for Alzheimer's disease?Scientists have characterized a new class of drugs as potential therapeutics for Alzheimer's disease and discovered a piece in the puzzle of how they would work.
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Mass killings happen randomly, yet rate has remained steady, study findsMass killings may have increasing news coverage, but the events themselves have happened at a steady rate for more than a decade, according to a new study. Furthermore, some types of mass-killing events seem to occur randomly over time, making prediction difficult and response crucial.
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Life in the city: Living near a forest keeps your amygdala healthierA new study examined the relationship between the availability of nature near city dwellers' homes and their brain health. Its findings are relevant for urban planners among others.
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A mission to Mars could make its own oxygen thanks to plasma technologyPlasma technology could hold the key to creating a sustainable oxygen supply on Mars, a new study has found. It suggests that Mars, with its 96 per cent carbon dioxide atmosphere, has nearly ideal conditions for creating oxygen from CO2 through a process known as decomposition.
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Healthy coral populations produce a surprising number of offspringHealthy coral populations can produce up to 200 times more juvenile corals than degraded coral populations nearby, according to a new study.
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Cancer Linked to Breast Implants Is on the RiseCases of a rare type of cancer that is linked to breast implants appear to be on the rise, according to a new review.
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In Photos: 8 Toys That Embrace DiversityDiversity and representation are important — especially in children's toys.
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Solar eruptions could electrify martian moonsPowerful solar eruptions could electrically charge areas of the Martian moon Phobos to hundreds of volts, presenting a complex electrical environment that could possibly affect sensitive electronics carried by future robotic explorers, according to a new NASA study. The study also considered electrical charges that could develop as astronauts transit the surface on potential human missions to Phob
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For $1,000, anyone can purchase online ads to track your location and app useNew University of Washington research finds that for a budget of roughly $1,000, it is possible for someone to track your location and app use by purchasing and targeting mobile ads. The team hopes to raise industry awareness about the potential privacy threat.
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Republican fight against municipal broadband heats up in Michigan A state lawmaker in Michigan wants to prevent cities and towns from using any government funding to provide Internet service. Michigan Rep. Michele Hoitenga, a Republican from Manton, last week submitted a bill that says cities and towns "shall not use any federal, state, or local funds or loans to pay for the cost of providing qualified Internet service." Hoitenga is the chair of the Michigan Ho
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Conspiring with engineers helps make science greatActing Editor in Chief Elizabeth Quill says the passion to acquire knowledge and apply it lives in both engineers and scientists.
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This Special Edition of Fahrenheit 451 Can Only Be Read When It's Heated GIF Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 tells the story of a dystopian future where books have been outlawed and are destroyed by firemen who set them ablaze. But in an ironic twist, Super Terrain , a publisher in France, has created a new edition of Bradbury’s classic that actually requires extreme heat in order to be read. Jo Frenken shared this video to Instagram showing a prototype copy of the book
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Verdens første 3D-printede bro åbnet i Holland3D-printet beton kan designes i alle tænkelige former og er mere miljøvenligt end traditionel produceret beton, fortæller ingeniørfirmaet bag broen.
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Poachers Are Just Part of the Problem for Endangered African Species Infographics detailing the exporting of live animals from Africa, 2001-2015 Read More
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Is Youth Football Past Its Prime?After decades of continuous growth, participation rates have started to decline. What does it mean for the future of the sport?
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Donald Trump's Obamacare Whiplash On Wednesday morning, another leading Republican senator suffered an injury that has struck lawmakers throughout the Capitol in the last nine months: presidential policy whiplash. President Trump can’t seem to decide whether he wants Congress to pass a bipartisan deal to shore up the Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday afternoon, the president praised and appeared to endorse an agreement that aimed t
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The shape of work to come Three ways that the digital revolution is reshaping workforces around the world. Nature 550 316 doi: 10.1038/550316a
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Illinois sportfish recovery a result of 1972 Clean Water Act, scientists reportPopulations of largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish and other sportfish are at the highest levels recorded in more than a century in the Illinois River, according to a new report. Their dramatic recovery, from populations close to zero near Chicago throughout much of the 20th century, began just after implementation of the Clean Water Act, the researchers say.
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Jezebel David Cross Addresses Charlyne Yi’s Accusations of Racist Behavior: ‘I Do Not Remember Doing Jezebel David Cross Addresses Charlyne Yi’s Accusations of Racist Behavior: ‘I Do Not Remember Doing This’ | Deadspin McKayla Maroney Says She Was Sexually Abused For Years By Larry Nassar | The Root Utah Cheerleaders Caught on Video Chanting Racial Slurs, School District Whitesplains Their Actions | Splinter Trump Says He Has ‘Proof’ That the Story About His Repugnant Call to an Army Widow Is a
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Readers question photons colliding, black sea snakes and moreReaders had questions about brain flexibility, black sea snakes and photon collisions.
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The FAA Is Finally Letting Drones Fly Over Crowds
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The Beginner's Guide to IFTTT IFTTT In our new series Getting It , we’ll give you all you need to know to get started with and excel at a wide range of technology, both on and offline. Here, we’re arming you with everything you need to know to master the world of IFTTT. If you think back to your high school geometry class, you might remember that “If/Then” statements were used in solving mathematical proofs. But even if math
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Viral video of man being dragged from United flight gets officers fired Two aviation security officers involved in the April incident in which a 69-year-old doctor was violently removed from a United Airlines flight have been fired. The doctor, David Dao, suffered a broken nose, the loss of two teeth, and a concussion in an event that went viral on the Internet after it was captured by passengers' mobile phones. The Chicago Department of Aviation did not release the
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The FAA Will Finally Let a Drone Fly Over a Crowd
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What Would Happen If a Hurricane Hit an Erupting Volcano? In addition to the cars flipped, the roofs collapsed, and the streets flooded, this season’s unprecedented string of devastating hurricanes also hit a much grander target: a volcano. The Caribbean island of Montserrat, home to the active Soufrière Hills volcano, twice suffered blows: first an almost-direct hit by Category 5 Hurricane Irma, then a direct hit by Category 5 Hurricane Maria. The volc
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Why Does the Stock Market Keep Going Up? Two things have been true so far in 2017: The news cycle keeps spiraling downward, and the stock market keeps going up. Consider a brief review of the year’s chaos. In domestic news, Washington’s legislative machine is even more broken than normal, and President Donald Trump—tweeting furiously, while under investigation for possible collusion and obstruction—has oscillated between sympathy for wh
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Illinois sportfish recovery a result of 1972 Clean Water Act, scientists reportPopulations of largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish and other sportfish are at the highest levels recorded in more than a century in the Illinois River, according to a new report. Their dramatic recovery, from populations close to zero near Chicago throughout much of the 20th century, began just after implementation of the Clean Water Act, the researchers say.
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Being a vampire can be brutal. Here’s how bloodsuckers get by.Blood-sucking animals have specialized physiology and other tools to live on a diet rich in protein and lacking in some nutrients.
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World Hunger Is Increasing, Thanks to Wars and Climate ChangeDespite efforts to end food shortages, a recent U.N. report shows that, after years of decline, hunger is on the rise again -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Big-budget, single-player gaming isn’t dead (yet) Enlarge / If a license like Star Wars isn't enough to justify a big single-player game budget, what is? Yesterday's news that EA is shutting down Visceral Games is bad news for fans of franchises like Dead Space and for the studio's unnamed Star Wars project. But the abrupt shutdown has also caused a bit of an existential crisis to creep into the game industry chatter regarding the future of big-
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How a 'Star Wars' parody turned into a tool for scientific discovery (video)Science has long inspired the arts, but examples of the reverse scenario are sparse. Now scientists who set out to produce a 'Star Wars' parody have inadvertently created such an example. Incorporating animation techniques from the film industry, the researchers developed a robust new modeling tool that could help spur new molecular discoveries. Their project, reported in ACS Nano, resulted in a s
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New findings explain how UV rays trigger skin cancerMelanoma, a cancer of skin pigment cells called melanocytes, will strike an estimated 87,110 people in the US in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A fraction of those melanomas come from pre-existing moles, but the majority of them come from sources unknown -- until now.
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Al Franken Auditions for Senate Climate Lead, Millions WatchFranken’s approach to climate advocacy relies on wry sarcasm and a precise mastery of scientific facts -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Wednesday's Top Deals: Philips Hue Light, Bosch Drills, Watch Gold Box, and More Today, we start off with deals on Bosch cordless drills , a Philips Hue light, a watch Gold Box and much more. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Philips Hue Bloom , $45 You’re probably familiar with the color-changing Hue lights that screw into your existing lamps and light fixtures, but if you really want to paint your rooms with color, you’ll wan
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New simple method determines rate at which we burn calories walking up, down, flatA new way to predict the energy a person expends walking will help predict and monitor the physiological status of walkers, including foot soldiers. Researchers have developed the Army-funded method, which significantly improves on two existing standards, and relies on three readily available variables. Accurate prediction is important because the rate at which people burn calories walking can var
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Chocolate production linked to increased deforestation in poor nationsNewly published research focuses on the link between cocoa exports and deforestation in developing nations.
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New research opens the door to 'functional cure' for HIVScientists have for the first time shown that a novel compound effectively suppresses production of the virus in chronically infected cells.
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Fighting fires before they sparkWith warm, dry summers comes a deadly caveat for the western United States: wildfires. Scientists say the hot, dry climates found west of the Mississippi, along with decades of fire suppression efforts, are creating a devastating and destructive combination -- leading to fires like the ones currently burning in California. Now, new research is giving forest and fire management teams across the cou
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Wearables to boost security of voice-based log-inA security-token necklace, ear buds or eyeglasses developed by researchers could eliminate vulnerabilities in voice authentication -- the practice of logging in to a device or service with your voice alone.
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Invasive 'Devil Fish' Plague Mexico's Waters. Can't Beat 'Em? Eat 'Em The armored catfish erodes shorelines and devastates marine plants — and its numbers have exploded. So researchers, chefs and fishermen are trying to rebrand it by promoting its flavor and nutrition. (Image credit: DeAgostini/Getty Images)
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Google Calendar for Web gets its first redesign since 2011 Google Calendar on the Web is getting a new look. Google announced that the company is "taking a lot of what you know and love from Calendar’s mobile application, like the modern color palette and sleek design, and bringing it to the Web." Calendar is getting a "Material" redesign. Calendar's existing design is something like six years old. It debuted in 2011 and uses a "red and gray" motif that
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'President Trump Did Disrespect My Son' Thirteen days after Sergeant La David Johnson was killed in Niger, and a day after Donald Trump boasted about his actions to console grieving families in contrast to his predecessors, the president called Johnson’s family Tuesday night. It didn’t go well. Representative Frederica Wilson, a Florida Democrat, was with widow Myeshia Johnson when Trump called. “She was crying the whole time, and when
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Facebook Reportedly Used Anti-Muslim Ad as Test Case in Video Formats Photo: Getty “It’s important that Facebook is a place where people with different views can share their ideas,” wrote Mark Zuckerberg following the violent “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. “But when someone tries to silence others or attacks them based on who they are or what they believe, that hurts us all and is unacceptable.” That tender sentiment, however, apparently didn’t stop th
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Svensk by trækker stikket: Bliver fri fra nationalt elnetVed centralt at styre fordelingen af el i en lille svensk landsby, er den gjort uafhængig af det nationale elnet. Den drives udelukkende af energi fra nærliggende vindmøller og solceller.
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Reducing power plants' freshwater consumption with new silica filterPower plants draw more freshwater than any other consumer in the United States, accounting for more than 50 percent of the nation's freshwater use at about 500 billion gallons daily.
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Researchers customize catalysts to boost product yields, decrease separation costsFor some crystalline catalysts, what you see on the surface is not always what you get in the bulk, according to two studies led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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The Secret to a Better Night's Sleep: A Sense of Purpose?Intriguing new research suggests a positive sleep role for a meaningful life -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What Star Wars taught scientists about sperm Science An unexpected payoff. What started off as a scientific Star Wars parody lead to advancements in sciences—and potentially, a new way of doing research.
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Reducing power plants' freshwater consumption with Sandia's new silica filterPower plants draw more freshwater than any other consumer in the United States, accounting for more than 50 percent of the nation's freshwater use at about 500 billion gallons daily.To help save this water, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a new silica filter for power plant cooling waters that decreases the amount of freshwater power plants consume by increasing the numb
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Researchers customize catalysts to boost product yields, decrease separation costsFor some crystalline catalysts, what you see on the surface is not always what you get in the bulk, according to two studies led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The investigators discovered that treating a complex oxide crystal with either heat or chemicals caused different atoms to segregate on the surface, i.e., surface reconstruction. Those differences created catal
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Cocaine use during adolescence is even more harmful than during adulthoodBrazilian scientists found that addicts who began using cocaine before and after the age of 18 showed differences in sustained attention and working memory, among other brain functions. The research, made under controlled drug abstinence condition, measured cocaine's impact on more than a hundred drug users' cognition, and recommended multidisciplinary treatment for patients with an accentuated co
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Rare cancer linked with textured breast implants may be underreported, misunderstoodA rare cancer in patients with breast implants may be on the rise, but not all patients and physicians may be aware of the risks associated with the procedure, according to a group of Penn State College of Medicine researchers.
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How bright is the moon, really?The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is planning to take new measurements of the Moon's brightness, a highly useful property that satellites rely upon every day.
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New Talks on Paris Climate Pact Are Set, and That’s Awkward for U.S.International delegates will gather next month to discuss implementing the Paris agreement, and American negotiators will be there even though the United States has said it will quit the pact.
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America Has Become Dispensable in Iraq “When the fighting breaks out between Arabs and Kurds, whose side will the Americans be on?” This was the message that Masoud Barzani, the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government and leader of the Kurdistan Democratic party (KDP), instructed his chief of staff to have me convey to senior U.S. officials in Baghdad in 2010. I was serving as the political adviser to General Raymond T. Odierno
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Why Parents Make Flawed Choices About Their Kids' Schooling A person trying to choose their next set of wheels might see that car A made it farther than car B in a road test and assume it gets better gas mileage. But that’s only true if the two tanks are filled with the same substance. Putting high-octane gas in one and water in the other, for example, provides little useful information about which car makes the most of its fuel. A new working paper title
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Russia's space agency says glitch in manned Soyuz landingA manned Soyuz rocket suffered a partial loss of pressure as it returned to Earth earlier this year, Russia's space agency said Wednesday, in the latest glitch to hit the country's space industry.
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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Is the Bleakest Lord of the Rings Fan Fic I've Ever Seen All Images: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Lord of the Rings —not even in its cinematic, action-heavy form—doesn’t really lend itself to the power fantasy of video games. That’s not stopped people from trying for years, including the latest game, the hack-n’-slash-meets- orc-dating-sim Middle-Earth: Shadow of War . But Shadow of War fails to understand Lord of the Rings in some pretty fun
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The new age of corporate monopolies | Margrethe VestagerMargrethe Vestager wants to keep European markets competitive -- which is why, on behalf of the EU, she's fined Google $2.8 billion for breaching antitrust rules, asked Apple for $15.3 billion in back taxes and investigated a range of companies, from Gazprom to Fiat, for anti-competitive practices. In an important talk about the state of the global business, she explains why markets need clear rul
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Poll: Despite mobile options and cord-cutting, sports fans still turn on the TVDespite the growth of mobile technology and viewing options, when sports fans want to watch a game, they turn to traditional live TV, according to results of a UMass Lowell-Washington Post poll released today.
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Mass killings happen randomly, yet rate has remained steady, study findsMass killings may have increasing news coverage, but the events themselves have happened at a steady rate for more than a decade, according to a new study by University of Illinois researchers. Furthermore, some types of mass-killing events seem to occur randomly over time, making prediction difficult and response crucial.
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3-D imaging to help protect American heritage sites from hurricanes and natural disastersNatural disasters such as Hurricane Irma are putting the nation at risk of losing parts of our American heritage. The monster storm hit St. Augustine with flooding and surge, creating grave concerns for the national monuments Castillo de San Marcos and Fort Matanzas. Made from coquina, a fragile sedimentary rock comprised of mostly shell, these masonry forts face ongoing threats from erosion and s
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Ferroelectric self-assembled molecular materialsProfessor Martijn Kemerink of Linköping University has worked with colleagues in Spain and the Netherlands to develop the first material with conductivity properties that can be switched on and off using ferroelectric polarisation.
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Confused whale blocks Marseille marinaRescue services in the southern French city of Marseille battled for nearly an hour on Wednesday to free what is thought to have been a large whale that got stuck in the city's marina.
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This nanoelectronics breakthrough could lead to more efficient quantum devicesResearchers from Concordia have made a breakthrough that could help your electronic devices get even smarter.
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Novel process for producing high-voltage cathodes for lithium-ion batteriesPower on the go is in demand: The higher the battery capacity, the larger the range of electric cars and the longer the operating time of cell phones and laptops. Dr. Jennifer Ludwig of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a process that allows a fast, simple, and cost-effective production of the promising cathode material lithium cobalt phosphate in high quality. The chemist was
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DNA tests on albatross poo reveal secret diet of top predatorA study that used DNA tests to analyse the scats of one of the world's most numerous albatrosses has revealed surprising results about the top predator's diet.
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What It's Like to Rappel 1,000 Feet Down Into a VolcanoPhotographer Ulla Lohmann has taken plenty of naps inside the Benbow crater of Vanuatu.
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A hole-in-your-chest Halloween costume tutorial, to spice up any costume party Costume design by Lowri Best. Shot and edited by Justin Wolfson. (video link) Earlier this year, our video production team began spitballing ideas for a Halloween costume project. They likely thought the Ars editorial crew would suggest some boilerplate pop-culture "nerd" ideas, revolving around famous sci-fi or horror characters. Instead, they sighed after reviewing our long, technically challen
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Research examines benefits of palliative care in heart failure treatmentUniversity of Pittsburgh and UPMC researchers reviewed existing evidence and found that heart failure patients receive significantly less palliative care than patients with other illnesses, despite evidence that such care improves symptom management and quality of life.
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Mass killings happen randomly, yet rate has remained steady, study findsMass killings may have increasing news coverage, but the events themselves have happened at a steady rate for more than a decade, according to a new study by University of Illinois researchers. Furthermore, some types of mass-killing events seem to occur randomly over time, making prediction difficult and response crucial.
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Life in the city: Living near a forest keeps your amygdala healthierMRI study analyzes stress-processing brain regions in older city dwellers.
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German research advances in cancer and blood disorders reported in human gene therapyVirotherapy capable of destroying tumor cells and activating anti-tumor immune reactions, and the use of engineered hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to deliver replacement genes that have the potential to cure blood diseases are among the key areas of gene therapy being advanced by German researchers.
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Electrode materials from the microwave ovenPower on the go is in demand: The higher the battery capacity, the larger the range of electric cars and the longer the operating time of cell phones and laptops. Dr. Jennifer Ludwig of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a process that allows a fast, simple, and cost-effective production of the promising cathode material lithium cobalt phosphate in high quality. The chemist was
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Police satisfaction in developing countries dependent on less corruptionImproving police satisfaction in developing nations will require a reduction in corruption and greater public security and safety, a new study by researchers at the universities of Kent and Utrecht has shown.
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Duplications of noncoding DNA may have affected evolution of human-specific traitsDuplications of large segments of noncoding DNA in the human genome may have contributed to the emergence of differences between humans and nonhuman primates, according to results presented at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2017 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla. Identifying these duplications, which include regulatory sequences, and their effect on traits and behavior may help scienti
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Are the policies of promoting bicycle use socially profitable?A study carried out by the research group Applied Economics & Management, which is based at the University of Seville, has included a Cost-benefit Analysis that estimates that the socio-economic returns of the constructions of the network of cycle paths in Seville. The work was based on a survey of more than 1,900 cyclists, who use both public and private bicycles. The project was financed with fu
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Are the Health Plans Trump Promoted Any Good? What if there was a way to get much cheaper health insurance, anytime you want, without paying the Obamacare penalty? The executive order President Trump signed last week might make that a reality. It encouraged federal agencies to make new rules regarding some relatively obscure types of insurance plans: short-term plans and association plans. The most significant change might involve the short-
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Potential human habitat located on the moonA new study confirms the existence of a large open lava tube in the Marius Hills region of the moon, which could be used to protect astronauts from hazardous conditions on the surface.
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Art advancing science at the nanoscaleCould studying molecular biology ever be as fun as watching a Star Wars movie? Two scientists decided to create their own science film to entertain viewers, and ended up making new scientific discoveries in the process. The researchers-turned-filmmakers used a novel combination of computer animation and simulation softwares to create a scientific model that is accurate down to the atomic scale, an
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'Wasabi receptor' for pain discovered in flatwormsA research team has discovered how scalding heat and tissue injury activate an ancient 'pain' receptor in simple animals. The findings, from a study of flatworms, could lead to new strategies for analgesic drug design for the treatment of humans. That planarian flatworms use the same molecular receptor as flies, mice and humans to detect potentially damaging or noxious stimuli from the environment
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Pair of discoveries illuminate new paths to flu and anthrax treatmentsTwo recent studies have set the research groundwork for new avenues to treat influenza and anthrax poisoning. The studies used a series of experiments to identify key pathways and mechanisms previously unknown or overlooked in the body's defenses, and possible treatments already developed.
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Can Pretending You're in Your Twenties Make Your Body Younger? Your mindset can rewind aging, physically and mentally, as these jaw-dropping experiments show. Read More
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The Earth’s interior is teeming with dead plates Enlarge (credit: Atlas of the Underworld ) Last week, scientists released a monumental interactive catalog that tracks 94 ancient tectonic plates lurking deep within Earth’s mantle, a resource they’re calling an “ Atlas of the Underworld .” Although scientists have known for decades that tectonic plates plunge into the Earth’s interior at subduction zones, until recently, those plates disappeared
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Ancient, lost, mountains in the Karoo reveals the secrets of massive extinction eventMillions of years ago, a mountain range that would have dwarfed the Andes mountains in South America, stretched over what is currently the southern-most tip of Africa.
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Gene therapy can cure lameness in horses, research findsInjecting DNA into injured horse tendons and ligaments can cure lameness, new research involving scientists at Kazan Federal University, Moscow State Academy and The University of Nottingham has found.
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Nanofiber sutures promote production of infection-thwarting peptideLoading nanofiber sutures with vitamin D induces the production of an infection-fighting peptide, new research shows.
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Gravitational waves from merging neutron starsThis cosmic event was also observed in visible light and provides an explanation for gamma-ray bursts.
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Global calcium consumption appears low, especially in AsiaA new systematic review of global daily calcium consumption suggests substantial regional differences -- it's lowest in East Asia and highest in Northern Europe.
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This nanoelectronics breakthrough could lead to more efficient quantum devicesResearchers from Concordia have made a breakthrough that could help your electronic devices get even smarter.Their findings, which examine electron behaviour within nanoelectronics, have been published in the journal Nature Communications.
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Poll: Despite mobile options and cord-cutting, sports fans still turn on the TVDespite the growth of mobile technology and viewing options, when sports fans want to watch a game, they turn to traditional live TV, according to results of a UMass Lowell-Washington Post poll released today.
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Turning brain cells into skin cellsA new Tel Aviv University study reveals that it is possible to repurpose the function of different mature cells across the body and harvest new tissue and organs from these cells.
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New material for digital memories of the futureProfessor Martijn Kemerink of Linköping University has worked with colleagues in Spain and the Netherlands to develop the first material with conductivity properties that can be switched on and off using ferroelectric polarisation.
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Stiff fibers spun from slimeNanoparticles from the secretion of velvet worms form recyclable polymer fibers.
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Death by a thousand cuts? Not for small populationsIn a paper published in Nature Communications, Christoph Adami, professor of microbiology and molecular genetics, and graduate student Thomas LaBar have provided a look at how certain species survive by evolving a greater ability to weed out harmful mutations -- a new concept called 'drift robustness.'
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New clues to treat Alagille Syndrome from zebrafishA new study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) identifies potential new therapeutic avenues for patients with Alagille syndrome, a rare genetic disorder caused by mutations primarily in the JAGGED1 gene.
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Gentle touch soothes the pain of social rejectionThe gentle touch of another individual soothes the effects of social exclusion, one of the most emotionally painful human experiences, according to new research.
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Machine learning identifies breast lesions likely to become cancerA machine learning tool can help identify which high-risk breast lesions are likely to become cancerous, according to a new study. Researchers said the technology has the potential to reduce unnecessary surgeries.
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Competing forces: How molecules maintain their structureA double helix twisted around itself: this is the distinctive structure of DNA, which is made up of large molecules. Using synthetically produced molecules, chemists and physicists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have investigated the forces which are at work inside the molecule to give it its three-dimensional structure. They have discovered that there are two primary forces at
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The Future of Space Is Coming, "Soonish"A new book whimsically examines 10 emerging technologies that could change everything -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Wearable gadget could shield your voice from hackers A security-token necklace, ear buds, or eyeglasses could eliminate vulnerabilities in voice authentication—the practice of logging in to a device or service with your voice alone. Talking to electronics has become a popular—even essential—way to command them. In our Internet-of-Things era, voice assistants connect people to their mobile devices, homes, and vehicles. Through spoken interactions, w
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Miljøstyrelse: Vindmølleregler på kant med EU-lov gælder stadigMiljøstyrelsen skal nu vurdere om den danske bekendtgørelse om vindmøllestøj er lovlig eller ej. Indtil videre kalder styrelsen den et "grænsetilfælde", men fortsætter med at bruge den.
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Nice ice, maybe: Study finds water-repelling surfaces ease ice removalA new study has discovered that ice grows differently on water-absorbent vs. water-repellent surfaces. The research suggests that applying water-repellent coatings to windshields before winter storms -- or engineering surfaces that inherently repel water -- could enable a strong breeze to handle the burden of ice removal.
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Navigational view of the brain thanks to powerful X-raysImagine Google Earth with only the street view and a far-away satellite view but not much of a map view. Brain imaging, for the most part, has been missing just that, and a lot of research on how the brain computes happens on that map-like level. New imaging tackles this special view of the brain with the highest-energy X-rays in the country that illuminate thick sections of a mouse brain.
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Amusing Animations Stamped Onto Naked Bodies Give Me Strange Feelings GIF Remember the last time you fell asleep on the couch and your TV remote left an imprint on your face? Taking inspiration from that, DBLG , a UK-based ad agency, produced an amusing series of animations by imprinting characters and objects directly onto human skin. It’s an animation style you probably won’t see Disney copying anytime soon, but as unsettling as Hey Pressto occasionally is, it’s
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Can knots explain why we live in a 3D universe? The natural tendency for things to tangle may help explain the three-dimensional nature of the universe and how it formed. A team of physicists has developed an out-of-the-box theory: shortly after the universe popped into existence 13.8 billion years ago it was filled with knots formed from flexible strands of energy called flux tubes that link elementary particles together. A paper on the conce
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One step closer toward a treatment for Alzheimer's disease?Scientists at the Massachusetts General Hospital, in collaboration with colleagues at the University California, San Diego, have characterized a new class of drugs as potential therapeutics for Alzheimer's disease and discovered a piece in the puzzle of how they would work.
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Multiple sclerosis: Oligodendrocytes from stem cellsA scientific collaboration between stem cell researchers of the Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Germany, led by Professor Patrick Küry (Neurology) and by Professor James Adjaye (Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine) with support from British and Chilean colleagues resulted in a publication on the prospective use of stem cells to generate cell replacement in diseases such as multiple
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Dutch courage -- Alcohol improves foreign language skillsA new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool, Maastricht University and King's College London, shows that bilingual speakers' ability to speak a second language is improved after they have consumed a low dose of alcohol.
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Hardy corals make their moves to build new reefs from scratchResilient species of coral can move to inhospitable areas and lay the foundations for new reefs, a study shows.
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DNA tests on albatross poo reveal secret diet of top predatorA study that used DNA tests to analyse the scats of one of the world's most numerous albatrosses has revealed surprising results about the top predator's diet.DNA analysis of 1460 scats from breeding sites around the Southern Ocean has shown that the diet of black-browed albatrosses contains a much higher proportion of jellyfish than previously thought.
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Terry Fox research team's model for detecting lung cancer saves lives, is a world leaderA pan-Canadian team of cancer researchers has developed a predictive model for detecting early-stage lung cancer in high-risk individuals with significantly greater accuracy than other leading models. This Terry Fox Research Institute study suggests the team's innovative approach could be considered for use in lung cancer screening programs both in Canada and around the world.
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Superior vena cava(SVC)-derived atrial fibrillation attributes clinical and genetic factorThe genetic factors associated with atrial fibrillation (AF), a condition characterized by irregular heartbeat that can lead to heart failure, have never been identified -- until now. Tokyo Medical and Dental University researchers conducted a study on 2,170 AF patients and discovered two genetic variants that were associated with irregular rhythmic beating in the superior vena cava. This study ha
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Nanofiber sutures promote production of infection-thwarting peptideLoading nanofiber sutures with vitamin D induces the production of an infection-fighting peptide, new research shows.
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What America Is Losing as Its Small Towns Struggle Seventy-five years ago, The Atlantic published an essay by a man named Arthur Morgan. The essay, “The Community—The Seed Bed of Society,” appeared in the February 1942 issue, and was later expanded into a book called The Small Community: Foundation of Democratic Life . Both the essay and the book were arguments on behalf of communities, especially small towns, which Morgan believed had been aband
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What DNA Testing Companies’ Terrifying Privacy Policies Actually Mean Illustration: Angelica Alzona/Gizmodo You probably wouldn’t hand out your social security number without having a pretty good idea of how that information was going to be used, right? That would be dumb. It’s extremely sensitive information. And yet, the consumer genetic testing market is booming thanks to people readily giving up another piece of their identity: their genetic code. Ever-cheaper
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This New Mac App Makes Navigating Your Contacts Less Nightmarish GIF Image: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I have not organized my contacts in the Apple Contacts app in nearly a decade. For every meticulously maintained contact (usually people I mail gifts to for the holidays) there are hundreds of other contacts polluting the field. So many it would take me a few days and a lot of wine to finally sort through them all. This is a problem, and one that Flexibits, the maker
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Diabetes foot care services may help avoid lower limb amputationsIn a Diabetic Medicine study that compared different regions in England, areas that provided 10 key services for diabetes foot care had lower rates of major diabetes-related lower limb amputations.
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Police satisfaction in developing countries dependent on less corruptionImproving police satisfaction in developing nations will require a reduction in corruption and greater public security and safety, a new study by researchers at the universities of Kent and Utrecht has shown.
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From Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde of cancer immunotherapyNovel immunotherapies can strengthen the body's own defenses against cancer cells. Treatment of patients with advanced disease can promote partial and complete tumor regressions. However, such strategies also frequently fail. The underlying mechanisms are incompletely understood. An international research team led by the University Hospitals of Magdeburg and Bonn has now discovered a previously un
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A mission to Mars could make its own oxygen thanks to plasma technologyPlasma technology could hold the key to creating a sustainable oxygen supply on Mars, a new study has found.It suggests that Mars, with its 96 per cent carbon dioxide atmosphere, has nearly ideal conditions for creating oxygen from CO2 through a process known as decomposition.
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Are the policies of promoting bicycle use socially profitable?A study by the University of Seville states that the socio-economic profitability of the construction of the network of cycle paths in Seville, for the period 2006-2032, will be about 130 percent, with a net profit for the city of 550 million euros.
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Gene therapy can cure lameness in horses, research findsInjecting DNA into injured horse tendons and ligaments can cure lameness, new research involving scientists at Kazan Federal University, Moscow State Academy and The University of Nottingham has found.
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Ancient, lost, mountains in the Karoo reveals the secrets of massive extinction eventFor her Ph.D., Viglietti studied the fossil-rich sediments present in the Karoo, deposited during the tectonic events that created the Gondwanides, and found that the vertebrate animals in the area started to either go extinct or become less common much earlier than what was previously thought.
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Online resource enables open data sharing for rare Mendelian diseasesMyGene2, a new open data resource, helps patients with rare genetic conditions, clinicians, and researchers share information, connect with one another, and enable faster gene discovery, according to results presented at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2017 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.
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Here Are the Best Wildlife Photos of 2017 Winner of the “Behavior: Mammals” category. Dozens of sperm whales are seen off Sri Lanka’s northeast coast. (Image: Tony Wu) The Natural History Museum of London has announced the winners of the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. Highlights of this year include bioluminescent termite mounds, hoards of giant spider crabs, a juvenile gorilla lounging on the forest floor—and an abs
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Mouse studies shed light on how protein controls heart failureA new study on two specially bred strains of mice has illuminated how abnormal addition of the chemical phosphate to a specific heart muscle protein may sabotage the way the protein behaves in a cell, and may damage the way the heart pumps blood around the body.
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Yeast spotlights genetic variation's link to drug resistanceResearchers have shown that genetic diversity plays a key role in enabling drug resistance to evolve. Scientists show that high genetic diversity can prime new mutations that cause drug resistance. The study has implications for our understanding of the evolution of resistance to antimicrobial and anticancer drugs.
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Bridging the terahertz gapResearchers are exploring the possibility of using an infrared frequency comb to generate elusive terahertz frequencies. These frequencies -- which lie in the electromagnetic spectrum between radio waves and infrared light -- have long promised to transform communications and sensing but are very challenging to source. By harnessing a recently discovered laser state, researchers have discovered an
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MRI may predict neurological outcomes for cardiac arrest survivorsMRI-based measurements of the functional connections in the brain can help predict long-term recovery in patients who suffer neurological disability after cardiac arrest, according to new research.
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Arsenic in domestic well water could affect 2 million people in the USClean drinking water can be easy to take for granted if your home taps into treated water sources. But more than 44 million people in the U.S. get their water from private domestic wells, which are largely unregulated. Of those, a new report estimates that about 2 million people could be exposed to high levels of naturally occurring arsenic in their water.
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New Amazon threat? Deforestation from miningSprawling mining operations in Brazil have caused roughly 10 percent of all Amazon rainforest deforestation between 2005 and 2015 -- much higher than previous estimates -- says the first comprehensive study of mining deforestation in the iconic tropical rainforest. Surprisingly, the majority of mining deforestation (a full 90%) occurred outside the mining leases granted by Brazil's government, the
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Broccoli gør det igen: Kan måske hjælpe folk med alvorlig tarmsygdomNy forskning tyder på, at vidundergrøntsagen kan gøre en forskel for mennesker med tarmbetændelse.
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It's time to rethink how many notifications your phone is showing you DIY How to tame your endless alerts. When smartphone alerts pour in, they make it impossible to think about the world outside your phone. Here's how to manage your notifications better.
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Algorithms can’t replace these jobs of the future Computers have quickly moved from providing pure processing power to learning and adapting without programming, creating widespread unease that the rise of the machines will leave many jobless. In 2013, Oxford University research suggested that within the next 10-20 years some 47 percent of US jobs will be at risk of replacement by computers and algorithms. Ensuring that people aren’t left behind
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Competing forces: How molecules maintain their structureA double helix twisted around itself: this is the distinctive structure of DNA, which is made up of large molecules. Using synthetically produced molecules, chemists and physicists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have investigated the forces which are at work inside the molecule to give it its three-dimensional structure. The scientists have recently presented their findings in
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Newly described process in Parkinson's protein as a potential new therapy routeAn international group of researchers led by Professor Wim Versées (VIB-VUB) has unraveled the workings of an essential mechanism in 'Parkinson's protein' LRRK2. Their study demonstrates a direct link between the protein's 'dimerization' -- two copies that are bound together -and mutations that lead to Parkinson's disease. This process could eventually lead to a promising therapy route.
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Duplications of noncoding DNA may have affected evolution of human-specific traitsDuplications of large segments of noncoding DNA in the human genome may have contributed to the emergence of differences between humans and nonhuman primates, according to results presented at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2017 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla. Identifying these duplications, which include regulatory sequences, and their effect on traits and behavior may help scienti
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Epic star collision, asteroid fly-by and journal resignations The week in science: 13–19 October 2017. Nature 550 306 doi: 10.1038/550306a
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Missing link between new topological phases of matter discoveredPhysicists have investigated a class of materials that exhibit characteristics of topological insulators. During these studies they discovered a transition between two different topological phases, one of which is ferroelectric.
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GSM-frekvens får comeback: Overvåger farende svinDanske iværksættere arbejder på en algoritme, der kan reducere dødeligheden blandt pattegrise.
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Scientists reach milestone in 3-D laser writing in bulk silicon(Phys.org)—It has taken more than 20 years, but researchers have demonstrated for the first time that femtosecond lasers can be used to structurally manipulate bulk silicon for high-precision applications. Since the late '90s, researchers have been using the ultrashort pulses of femtosecond lasers to write into bulk materials with wide band gaps, which are typically insulators. But until now, prec
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Looking for microbe 'fingerprints' on simulated Martian rocksScientists are searching for unique bio-signatures left on synthetic extraterrestrial minerals by microbial activity. A new paper describes investigations into these signatures at a miniaturized 'Mars farm' where researchers can observe interactions between the archaeon Metallosphaera sedula and Mars-like rocks. These microbes are capable of oxidizing and integrating metals into their metabolism.
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To predict crowdfunding, scan consumers’ brains Brain activity can predict consumer choices more accurately than what consumers say they want in questionnaires, a new study of people’s decisions to back crowdfunding campaign suggests. Surveys and self-reports are a time-honored way of trying to predict consumer behavior, but they have limitations. People often give socially desirable answers or they simply don’t know or remember things clearly
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Living mulch builds profits, soilLiving mulch functions like mulch on any farm or garden except -- it's alive. No, it's not out of the latest horror movie; living mulch is a system farmers can use to benefit both profits and the soil. While the system has been around for a while, scientists at the University of Georgia are making it more efficient and sustainable.
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Community engagement interventions may reduce disparities in lung cancer outcomes among minoritiesCommunity-based interventions implemented in minority community sites resulted in changes in participants' knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about cancer, as well as perceived benefits and self-efficacy measures regarding lung cancer screening. Dr. Lovoria Williams of Augusta University in the United States presented these findings today at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
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Exercise interventions in advanced lung cancer patients led to increased functionalityPhysical exercise and psycho-social interventions in patients with advanced stage lung cancer improved functional capacity, which may be linked to quality of life benefits. Dr. Quist of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark presented these findings today at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) 18th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) in Yokohama, Japan.
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Neuron Bundle: Neo Update Ever since Neo was announced, Seung Lab has been working hard to prepare new research tools (AIs, annotations, data sharing hubs, visualizations, etc) to prepare us for the tidal wave of science heading our way in 2018. This is one of the largest high resolution connectomics reconstruction effort in world history and will create open data that researchers will draw upon for decades, not to mentio
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A new LEGO set honors the women of NASA—and it looks pretty awesome Enlarge / Margaret Hamilton holds a LEGO figure of ... herself. (credit: LEGO) A new playset from LEGO will honor four key women in NASA history—astronomer Nancy Grace Roman, computer scientist Margaret Hamilton, and pioneering astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison. The 231-piece set will be released on November 1, with a recommended selling price of $24.99. First proposed in July, 2016 by the de
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Alphabet Will Turn Toronto Into a Living Laboratory of Urban Design
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George Saunders's Striking Man Booker Win For the second time in two years, an American has won one of the most prestigious global awards in literature. At a ceremony in London on Tuesday night, George Saunders accepted the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Lincoln in the Bardo , his first novel. “The form and style of this utterly original novel reveals a witty, intelligent, and deeply moving narrative,” said Baroness Lola Young, the chairman o
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German Scientists Resign from Elsevier Journals Editorial BoardsThese researchers join around 200 research institutions that have cut ties with the publishing giant to support the ongoing push for open access and favorable pricing.
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Decisions, decisions: the neuroscience of how we choose – Science Weekly podcastIan Sample speaks with two members of an ambitious project that hopes to crack one of neuroscience’s biggest mysteries
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Decisions, decisions: the neuroscience of how we choose – Science Weekly podcast Ian Sample speaks with two members of an ambitious project that hopes to crack one of neuroscience’s biggest mysteries Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud & Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter From the most trivial to the most serious, decisions are central to our lives. But how the brain makes up its mind about what to do remains one of ne
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How Brexit Is Already Destabilizing Science throughout Europe -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Breville Precision Brewer Thermal Review: Excellent Control for Dialing in Your Ideal DripThe $300 drip machine from Breville offers many ways to tinker with the variables that go into brewing your morning cup.
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Russians Posing as Black Activists on Facebook Is More Than Fake NewsPolitical movements have always faced infiltration, but recent revelations point to a threat far different from sabotage.
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Praktiserende læger stemmer ja til ny overenskomstMedlemmer af PLO har med stort flertal stemt for aftalen om en ny overenskomst for almen praksis
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New Set Pictures Reveal the Villainous Versions of Green Arrow and Supergirl In the CW's DC Crossover Amazing rumors have cropped up about the potential stars of Detective Pikachu . Andy Serkis teases Snoke’s plans in Star Wars: The Last Jedi . Plus, we finally know when Big Hero Six is returning, new pictures from The Gifted , and a creepy Riverdale teaser. To me, my spoilers! Detective Pikachu That Hashtag Show reports Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, and Mark Wahlberg are all in co
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Clover-corn combo benefits corn, soil, businessLiving mulch functions like mulch on any farm or garden except—it's alive. No, it's not out of the latest horror movie; living mulch is a system farmers can use to benefit both profits and the soil. While the system has been around for a while, scientists at the University of Georgia are making it more efficient and sustainable.
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Andrew Ng Has a Chatbot That Can Help with DepressionWoebot combines cognitive behavior therapy with advances in natural language to create a virtual counselor.
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Ars Technica

Gran Turismo Sport’s high-end bonuses: HDR is incredible, but VR is not Enlarge / Rest assured, the headlights and fireworks in this image look dramatically different on an HDR-rated display (which we can't recreate via standard web browsers). (credit: Sony) As Ars's resident car guru Jonathan Gitlin tears through the racing nuts and bolts of this week's new racing video game, Gran Turismo Sport , he has asked me to kill time by reviewing its higher-end elements. Nam
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New definitions of scientific units are on the horizon Metrologists are poised to change how scientists measure the Universe. Nature 550 312 doi: 10.1038/550312a
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Is Mindfulness Meditation Science-Based?Existing research has not yet clearly defined what mindfulness is and what effect it has. The hype clearly has gone beyond the science, and more rigorous research is needed to determine what specific effects there are, if any.
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Space greens beat the bluesWhere people will go in the cosmos, plants will go. That's the message of a paper titled "Gardening for Therapeutic People-Plant Interactions during Long-Duration Space Missions" written by Raymond Odeh, and Charles L. Guy of the University of Florida (Gainesville) and published in the De Gruyter journal Open Agriculture.
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Art advancing science at the nanoscaleLike many other scientists, Don Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., the Founding Director of the Wyss Institute, is concerned that non-scientists have become skeptical and even fearful of his field at a time when technology can offer solutions to many of the world's greatest problems. "I feel that there's a huge disconnect between science and the public because it's depicted as rote memorization in schools, when
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Nu beklager styrelsesdirektør: Sektionsleders udtalelse om Svendborg-sagen er kritisable Direktør for Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed Anne-Marie Vangsted beklager nu »uforbenholdent«, at en leder i styrelsen er gået i rette med domstolenes frikendelse af en læge i Svendborg-sagen.
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Let's Keep the Science in Forensic ScienceA body created to set national standards is now in danger -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Try it: This kind of brain training boosts memory best “Dual n-back,” one of the two brain-training methods most scientists use in research, is significantly better at improving memory and attention, findings show. It also results in more significant changes in brain activity. While the exercise didn’t make anyone smarter, it greatly improved skills people need to excel at school and at work. The results in the Journal of Cognitive Enhancement sugges
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Arsenic in domestic well water could affect two million people in the USClean drinking water can be easy to take for granted if your home taps into treated water sources. But more than 44 million people in the U.S. get their water from private domestic wells, which are largely unregulated. Of those, a new report estimates that about 2 million people could be exposed to high levels of naturally occurring arsenic in their water. The study appears in ACS' Environmental S
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10 floder står for næsten al plastikforurening i verdenshaveneVerdenshavene er forurenet med millioner af tons plastik, og det meste kommer fra et lille antal floder. Men det kan være godt nyt, mener forskere.
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Science decor that will actually look good in your house Science Nerdy art doesn't have to look dorky. These prints don't just say "I'm a nerd," they also say "I have good taste in art."…
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Mouse studies shed light on how protein controls heart failureA new study on two specially bred strains of mice has illuminated how abnormal addition of the chemical phosphate to a specific heart muscle protein may sabotage the way the protein behaves in a cell, and may damage the way the heart pumps blood around the body.
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Researchers define burden of hepatitis in Democratic Republic of the CongoUsing laboratory equipment readily available in developing countries, researchers from UNC and Abbott Diagnostics were able to define and map the burden of hepatitis C virus for the first time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their findings were published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
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Battling flames increases firefighters' exposure to carcinogensThe threat of getting burned by roaring flames is an obvious danger of firefighting, but other health risks are more subtle. For example, firefighters have been found to develop cancer at higher rates than the general population. Now researchers have measured how much firefighters' exposure to carcinogens and other harmful compounds increases when fighting fires. Their study, appearing in ACS' Env
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Arsenic in domestic well water could affect 2 million people in the USClean drinking water can be easy to take for granted if your home taps into treated water sources. But more than 44 million people in the US get their water from private domestic wells, which are largely unregulated. Of those, a new report estimates that about 2 million people could be exposed to high levels of naturally occurring arsenic in their water. The study appears in ACS' Environmental Sci
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Art advancing science at the nanoscaleCould studying molecular biology ever be as fun as watching a Star Wars movie? Two scientists from the Wyss Institute at Harvard University decided to create their own science film to entertain viewers, and ended up making new scientific discoveries in the process. The researchers-turned-filmmakers used a novel combination of computer animation and simulation softwares to create a scientific model
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Researchers explore complex carbohydrates to protect water qualityBrainstorming sessions between a food chemist and a hydrologist at South Dakota State University have produced an innovative, potentially money-saving idea that will put nutrients back in the field.
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Battling flames increases firefighters' exposure to carcinogensThe threat of getting burned by roaring flames is an obvious danger of firefighting, but other health risks are more subtle. For example, firefighters have been found to develop cancer at higher rates than the general population. Now researchers have measured how much firefighters' exposure to carcinogens and other harmful compounds increases when fighting fires. Their study, appearing in ACS' Env
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The Populist Right Tears Down a Press It Can't Replace Last week, the New York Times and The New Yorker published multiple allegations of abhorrent sexual misconduct against the movie producer Harvey Weinstein, drawing on years of costly investigative reporting; risking legal retaliation that could cost millions to litigate; and forcing its subject from his powerful perch in Hollywood, where his ability to lure aspiring film starts into hotel rooms i
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Image of the Day:Microbes on Fake MarsBy simulating the structure and composition of Mars's rocky materials, scientists observe how the metal-eating, extreme environment-inhabiting microbe Metallosphaera sedula could alter extraterrestrial environments.
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Quantum computing—breaking through the 49 qubit simulation barrierQuantum computing is at the threshold of tackling important problems that cannot be efficiently or practically computed by other, more classical means. Getting past this threshold will require us to build, test and operate reliable quantum computers with 50 or more qubits.
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New type of electron lens for next-generation collidersSending bunches of protons speeding around a circular particle collider to meet at one specific point is no easy feat. Many different collider components work keep proton beams on course—and to keep them from becoming unruly.
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Worms, mice, and people share ‘wasabi receptor’ Researchers have discovered how scalding heat and tissue injury activate an ancient “pain” receptor in simple animals like worms—and in humans. The findings could lead to new strategies for analgesic drug design for the treatment of humans. The simplest (and often first) component of our experience of pain is called “nociception.” This refers to the fact that dedicated receptors in our body quick
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The $95,000 Fake Corpse Training a Generation of DoctorsHospitals and med schools use fake corpses to teach anatomy, and the most lifelike model is the SynDaver Patient.
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Giant lizards are thriving on Borneo's oil palm plantationsOil palm trees plague the once untouched and wild island of Borneo. Towering rainforests have been chopped down and the land turned into a monotonous monoculture of plantations, the principle source of palm oil. In the Malaysian region of Sabah, in the north of the island, these trees now cover a staggering 20% of the entire state.
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Scientists discover path to improved barley qualityScientists from the International Barley Hub have discovered a genetic pathway to improved barley grain size and uniformity, a finding which may help breeders develop future varieties suited to the needs of growers and distillers.
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Svendborg-sagen får overlæge til at overveje indberetninger af fejl fremoverOverlæge Anne Bastholm Blicher er i konflikt med sig selv om, hvorvidt hun fremover tør indrapportere fejl efter den såkaldte Svendborg-sag, hvor en ung læge blev dømt.
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Afløseren til NemID har et budget på 900 millioner kroner Digitaliseringsstyrelsen løfter nu sløret for budget og ambitioner for fremtidens NemID, kaldet MitID. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/udbud-koeres-stilling-nye-nemid-kaldet-mitid-har-budget-paa-900-millioner-kroner-1081814 Version2
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Robotten styres med Oculus RiftAmerikanske forskere har udviklet et system, der giver brugeren mulighed for at styre en robot via et Oculus Rift-headset. Den slags teknologier kan være nøglen til at gøre robotter mere brugervenlige end i dag.
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Shell opens its first electric vehicle charging pointsRoyal Dutch Shell is opening its first electric vehicle recharging points at three gas stations in Britain, part of the oil giant's efforts to respond to a global push toward zero-emission vehicles.
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Banded stilts fly hundreds of kilometres to lay eggs that are over 50% of their body massThe hot, dry Australian desert may not come to mind as an ideal location for waterbirds to breed, but some species wait years for the opportunity to do just that.
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Top Chinese university to consider social-media posts in researcher evaluations Controversial policy means mainstream media are starting to rival rigorous academic publications in some universities in China. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22822
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Efforts to save leading Hungarian university hit hurdle US-registered Central European University faces another year of uncertainty over whether it can continue to operate in Hungary. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22855
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There's Never Been a Better Day to Upgrade to a Bosch Drill/Driver Bosch 12V Pocket Driver , $108 Bosch 12V Drill/Driver , $99 Bosch’s drills and drivers are some of the most popular you can buy, and two different options are both down to their best prices ever , today only on Amazon. You can choose between a 12V drill/driver for $99 , or a compact pocket driver for $108 in today’s Amazon Gold Box. Either way, you’ll get a battery and a carrying case to go with
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Is youth football past its prime?High school football participation may have peaked.
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Cutting food waste helps improve your 'foodprint'Around a third of the resources used to produce the US's food are wasted through food loss and waste (FLW), a new study has revealed.
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Death by a thousand cuts? Not for small populationsWe've all heard Darwin's theory described as favoring the fittest, but new research from Michigan State University shows that, at least in small populations, it's O.K. to not be the best.
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In Egypt, archaeologists find part of 4,000-year-old statueEgypt says archaeologists have discovered the head of a wooden statue, likely belonging to a female regent who ruled the country more than 4,000 years ago.
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EU says data privacy deal with US can be improvedThe European Union says that the one-year-old rules governing data transfers with the U.S. are working well but that some improvements can still be made to the system to guarantee EU citizens' privacy protection.
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Nielsen says it will report on who's watching streamed showsThe Nielsen company, which has long measured viewership of television programs, now says it has a way to collect and widely spread details about how many people watch programming produced by streaming services like Netflix and Amazon.
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Twitter steps up fight against sexual harassmentTwitter has announced tough new rules on tweets containing "non-consensual nudity" and sexual harassment, which could be seen as fallout from the Harvey Weinstein abuse scandal.
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Lego unveils 'Women of NASA' set with astronauts, scientistsLego has unveiled a set of figures celebrating the women of NASA.
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Supervisor support critical to employee well-being and workforce readinessNearly half of American workers are concerned about the changing nature of work, and although most report that they have the skills they need to perform their current job well, those without supervisor support for career development are more likely to distrust their employer and plan on leaving within the next year, according to a new survey released by the American Psychological Association.
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New developments enabling blind people to see againEnabling blind people to see again is the dream of many neuroscientists. We still have a long way to go to make this happen, but we have also made a lot of progress over the last twenty years, says Richard van Wezel of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. He presented his research into the development of a 'prosthetic for blind people' on the occasion of World Sight Day (12 Oc
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New 3-D imaging technique for future precision medicine toolboxFor an illness like cancer, doctors often turn to computed tomography (CT) scans for a more definitive diagnosis, based on reconstructing a 3-D organ from multiple 2-D image slices. At the molecular level, such 3-D scans could become an important part of precision medicine: a future of tailoring treatment decisions to each patient's unique cellular features.
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Physicists track atmospheric particles producing Monday's red skyAtmospheric physicists from the University of Hertfordshire have been tracking the atmospheric particles responsible for the stunning red sky and sun seen across parts of south-east England on Monday afternoon.
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Prozac in ocean water a possible threat to sea life, study findsOregon shore crabs exhibit risky behavior when they're exposed to the antidepressant Prozac, making it easier for predators to catch them, according to a new study from Portland State University (PSU).
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A mission to Mars could make its own oxygen via plasma technologyPlasma technology could hold the key to creating a sustainable oxygen supply on Mars, a new study has found.
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Genomics reveals how competition between bacteria affects the impact of vaccinationA large-scale genetic and modelling study of Streptococcus pneumoniae has provided new insight into how recently-introduced vaccines have eliminated many strains from the species, and the diverse ways in which the remaining bacteria to compete for the chance to replace them.
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Forest fires on the rise as study warns of danger to air qualityThe JRC's annual forest fires report confirms a trend towards longer and more intense fire seasons in Europe and neighbouring regions, with wildfires now occurring throughout the year. The report coincides with an international study which finds that global wildfire trends could have significant health implications due to rising harmful emissions.
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Skilled Animal Fighters May Have an Edge in BrawlsBrawling beasts may be relying on more than brute strength and size, say researchers, who now suggest the most skillful fighter may often come out on top.
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Why do we have large brains?In recently published article from Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the relationship between brain size and behavioural ecology was found to be highly sensitive to small data changes, and widely championed hypotheses such as the Social Brain Hypothesis are often predicated on datasets which are not representative. We spoke to lead author, Lauren Powell, from Evolutionary Anthropology Research G
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Lucrative change from oil to clean energyWhen Ole-Erik Vestøl Endrerud started his PhD, he didn't anticipate that his research would result in a lucrative business.
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Fatty bird gland preserved over 48 million years(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from the U.S., Ireland, Germany and the U.K. has found evidence of preservation of a fatty oil gland from a 48-million-year-old fossilized bird. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes where the fossil was found, how it was tested and what their findings might mean for other fossilized bird remains.
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How the U.S. might fulfill its Paris pledge without the White HouseWith President Trump planning to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, a new poll found that 55 percent of Americans now want their local and state governments to fight global warming. And indeed, states, regions, cities, businesses and colleges are stepping up efforts to reduce carbon emissions in an attempt to meet the pledge the U.S. made at the Paris climate accord.
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Hubble studies source of gravitational wavesOn Aug. 17, 2017, weak ripples in the fabric of space-time known as gravitational waves washed over Earth. Unlike previously detected gravitational waves, these were accompanied by light, allowing astronomers to pinpoint the source. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope turned its powerful gaze onto the new beacon, obtaining both images and spectra. The resulting data will help reveal details of the titan
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The Student Whose Silence Transformed My Teaching This is the ninth installment in an audio series called What My Students Taught Me. Each episode features a teacher reflecting on a particularly challenging student, in counterpoint with the student’s version of the same events. Listen to the previous installments here or subscribe on iTunes . In her first few years as a young teacher in New Orleans during the 1970s, Kathleen Whalen was overwhelm
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How the Blowup of Obamacare Affects the People on It Updated Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. Last week President Trump triumphantly tweeted, “Money pouring into Insurance Companies profits, under the guise of ObamaCare, is over.” He was celebrating the fact that his administration had just ended cost-sharing reductions, payments that the government had been making to insurers to make insurance cheaper for their low-income customers. Health-policy experts noted
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It Takes Just $1,000 to Track Someone's Location With Mobile AdsUniversity of Washington researchers have shown just how cheaply spies can exploit ad networks for fine-grained, individualized surveillance.
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Social Media Marathon Cheating: Con or Victimless Crime?Rogue marathon runners are using social media to cheat their way into races—and it may not be a victimless crime.
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Masterchef technique found to be a lifesaver for endangered sea turtle eggsMonash University scientists have made the unlikely discovery that a popular Masterchef technique can protect the eggs of endangered sea turtles during transport.
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Snapper family ties provide new evidence on marine reservesA higher proportion of young snapper in fishing areas north of Auckland are related to adult snapper from the Goat Island Marine Reserve, confirming what scientists have long suspected: the reserve acts as a giant snapper nursery.
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Lego's Cool Women of NASA Set Is Coming—But It Doesn't Include the Hidden Figures Heroine as Originally Hoped Back in February, Lego revealed it would be turning