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Image: Sagaing Division in northwest MyanmarThe Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite brings us over part of the Sagaing Division in northwest Myanmar, and along the border with India.
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Mine craft for MarsIf there are habitable conditions on Mars, they may be underground. Scientists from around the world are now testing how to live on other planets by venturing a kilometre beneath the surface in a UK mine. ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer has joined the expedition as it looks for life in extreme environments.
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Enhancing solar power with diatomsDiatoms, a kind of algae that reproduces prodigiously, have been called "the jewels of the sea" for their ability to manipulate light. Now, researchers hope to harness that property to boost solar technology.
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Colombia vets nurse tiny spider monkey back to healthVets in Colombia are nursing a tiny spider monkey back to health.
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Juraprofessor og lærere modsætter sig overvågning af gymnasieelevers computere Undervisningsministerens forslag om at gymnasierne skal have adgang til at tjekke elevers computere, sociale medier og browserhistorik for at undgå eksamenssnyd møder modstand hos både fagfolk og jurister. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/juraprofessor-overvaagning-gymnasieelevers-computere-skal-offentlige-jo-ikke-blande-sig Version2
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Solid or liquid? Researcher proposes a new definition of glassIs glass a solid or a liquid? This question, which has been vigorously debated by specialists in the field for some decades, has just been answered anew: "Glass is a non-equilibrium, non-crystalline state of matter that appears solid on a short timescale but continuously relaxes toward the liquid state."
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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 could lead to 'smart mechanical materials for use in smart coating
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Supercomputer simulation of chaotic circuitsIt's really surprising that many simple electronic circuits built of just a few components 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 interesting is that one of the circ
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Why Trump Can't Handle the Cost of War When White House Chief of Staff—and Gold Star parent—John Kelly, on Thursday defended Donald Trump’s call to the newly widowed Myeshia Johnson, he was somber and sincere, which is refreshing. But he was wrong. Context matters. From another person, at another time, observing that Sergeant La David Johnson “knew what he signed up for” by joining the Army wouldn’t have sparked outrage. But consider
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Vattenfall genopliver skrinlagt havmøllepark på Kriegers FlakVattenfall genoptager gammel plan om at bygge på den svenske del af Kriegers Flak i Østersøen. Realisering kræver dog ændrede regler, siger selskabets offshore chef.
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Cool roofs have water saving benefits tooThe energy and climate benefits of cool roofs have been well established: By reflecting rather than absorbing the sun's energy, light-colored roofs keep buildings, cities, and even the entire planet cooler. Now a new study by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found that cool roofs can also save water by reducing how much is needed for urban irrigation.
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Carbon coating gives biochar its garden-greening powerA Nature Communications study, led by Germany's University of Tuebingen and published Oct. 20, demonstrated how composting of biochar creates a very thin organic coating that significantly improves the biochar's fertilizing capabilities.
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'Selfish brain' wins out when competing with muscle power, study findsNew research on our internal trade-off when physical and mental performance are put in direct competition has found that cognition takes less of a hit, suggesting more energy is diverted to the brain than body muscle. Researchers say the findings support the 'selfish brain' theory of human evolution.
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Islandsk kraftværk omformer CO2 til kalkstenEt geotermisk kraftværk i Island har nu negativ CO2-udledning. Desværre er løsningen stadig dyr og pladskrævende.
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CIA Trainee Washes Out Of Bomb Detection, Reassigned To Living Room The agency says that Lulu, a black Labrador being trained to sniff out explosives, just wasn't that into it. (Image credit: Central Intelligence Agency)
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Carbon coating gives biochar its garden-greening powerFor more than 100 years, biochar, a carbon-rich, charcoal-like substance made from oxygen-deprived plant or other organic matter, has both delighted and puzzled scientists. As a soil additive, biochar can store carbon and thus reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and it can slow-release nutrients to act as a non-toxic fertilizer.
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Cool roofs have water saving benefits tooThe energy and climate benefits of cool roofs have been well established: By reflecting rather than absorbing the sun's energy, light-colored roofs keep buildings, cities, and even the entire planet cooler. Now a new study by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has found that cool roofs can also save water by reducing how much is needed for urban irrigat
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The Atlantic

White Evangelicals Used to Dominate Christian Zionism, but Not Anymore JERUSALEM—The scene was like a contemporary Christian music concert, but with a lot more Jewish swag. European pilgrims wore Star of David jewelry as they swayed among the palm trees of Ein Gedi, an oasis in the Judean desert. Spanish delegates sported matching “España loves Israel” T-shirts. A tiny woman from China jogged around waving a person-sized flag bearing a Hebrew word for God, while ano
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Why Jordan is Deporting Syrian Refugees AMMAN—Rana’s brother was supposed to be on his way to Canada. After four years as a refugee in Jordan, the 35-year-old Syrian had completed all his security checks and interviews with the UN refugee agency and resettlement services in preparation for his flight to his new home. His flight was set to depart around 9:00 p.m. on the night of January 29, 2016. Instead, by 8:00, he and his family were
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Ugens it-job: Rigspolitiet, DMI og Forsvaret jagter it-arkitekter og specialister På ugens liste finder du job for arkitekter, konsulenter, specialister, udviklere og ledere. Find jobbet for dig. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-it-job-rigspolitiet-dmi-forsvaret-jagter-it-arkitekter-specialister-10689 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Life goes on for marine ecosystems after cataclysmic mass extinctionOne of the largest global mass extinctions did not fundamentally change marine ecosystems, scientists have found.
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Rapport: Deleøkonomiens klimagevinst er størst i transportsektorenEn ny rapport fra Det Nordiske Ministerråd viser, at delebilsordninger kan sænke CO2-aftrykket per husholdning med mellem 140 kg og 980 kg årligt - men i paksis kan effekten helt forsvinde.
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Eye-catching labels stigmatize many healthy foodsWhen customers walk down aisles of grocery stores, they are inundated with labels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free, just to name a few. Labels such as these may be eye-catching but are often free of any scientific basis and stigmatize many healthy foods, a new University of Delaware-led study found.
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Life goes on for marine ecosystems after cataclysmic mass extinctionOne of the largest global mass extinctions did not fundamentally change marine ecosystems, scientists have found.
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Ancient Turkish town prepares to vanish under floodwatersAt first glance all is as normal in the Turkish town of Hasankeyf, which has seen the Romans, Byzantines, Turkic tribes and Ottomans leave their mark in over 10,000 years of human settlement.
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Delhi chokes on toxic haze despite Diwali fireworks banNew Delhi was shrouded in a thick toxic haze Friday after a night of frenzied Diwali fireworks sent the air quality plummeting despite a ban on sale of fireworks aimed at thwarting a repeat of an 'airpocalypse'.
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Searchers in Mexico find, but release, vaquita porpoise calfResearchers trying to catch and enclose the last survivors of the vaquita porpoise species captured a calf but released it because it was too young to survive without its mother.
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Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hungerEnvironmental pollution—from filthy air to contaminated water—is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.
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NASA sees Tropical Depression 26W form and quickly unravelTropical Depression 26W formed early on Oct. 19 and by late morning the storm was already coming unraveled in NASA satellite imagery.
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New Hubble Gallery features objects from popular not-a-comet Messier catalogIn a nod to the global amateur astronomy community, as well as to any space enthusiast who enjoys the beauty of the cosmos, the Hubble Space Telescope mission is releasing its version of the popular Messier catalog, featuring some of Hubble's best images of these celestial objects that were once noted for looking like comets but turned out not to be. This release coincides with the Orionid meteor
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Climate shifts shorten marine food chain off CaliforniaEnvironmental disturbances such as El Niño shake up the marine food web off Southern California, new research shows, countering conventional thinking that the hierarchy of who-eats-who in the ocean remains largely constant over time.
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Biologist examines the benefits and drawbacks of virtual and augmented reality in teaching environmental scienceVirtual reality has nothing on nature. Just ask the UC Santa Barbara students who one recent day trekked to a forest before dawn to listen to a chorus of early birds.
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IU business law scholars: Leidos case shouldn't have reached Supreme CourtOne of the most anticipated cases to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this term—Leidos v. Indiana Public Retirement System—was settled Monday. But two professors in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business continue to raise serious questions as to why the case ever would have come before the nation's highest court.
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Sequencing of stevia plant genome revealed for first timeFor the first time, scientists have completed the sequencing of the stevia plant genome. Lead scientists from PureCircle Stevia Institute and KeyGene have unveiled this major breakthrough in research showing the annotated, high-quality genome sequences of three stevia cultivars.
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Ars Technica

Judge: MalwareTech is no longer under curfew, GPS monitoring [Updated] Enlarge / Marcus Hutchins, security researcher for Kryptos Logic. In May, he registered a domain name that neutralized the WCry ransomware worm. In August, he was charged with developing malware called Kronos. (credit: Bloomberg via Getty Images ) A judge in Milwaukee has modified the pre-trial release conditions of Marcus Hutchins, also known online as "MalwareTech," who was indicted two months
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Electric autos get high marks for dependability: Consumer ReportsTesting and consumer surveys show electric vehicles are more reliable than internal combustion automobiles, the head of automotive testing for Consumer Reports said Thursday.
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Science | The Guardian

The Inner Life of Animals by Peter Wohlleben review – a revolution in how we regard other speciesFollowing his bestselling The Hidden Life of Trees, the author explores the emotions and intelligence of animals. The ‘new biology’ has big moral implications John Henry Newman, later Cardinal Newman , once told his congregation that they lived among spirits they could not see. He told them this in a sermon called “The Invisible World”. Angels and the souls of the dead were constantly active, but
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Facebook joins effort to boost newspaper subscriptionsFacebook announced Thursday initiatives to help struggling news organizations gain paid subscribers, following a similar move unveiled earlier this month by Google.
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South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plantsSouth Korea on Friday decided to push ahead with the construction of two new nuclear reactors after months of heated debate over whether the country should start weaning itself off atomic energy.
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Team quantifies fatigue using wearablesCan fatigue be predicted? Can life-threatening fatigue be differentiated from recoverable fatigue?
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MAVEN mission finds Mars has a twisted tailMars has an invisible magnetic "tail" that is twisted by interaction with the solar wind, according to new research using data from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft.
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New 3-D visualization tool could enable targeted drug delivery for cystic fibrosis and other conditionsUniversity of California San Diego researchers have developed the first 3D spatial visualization tool for mapping "'omics" data onto whole organs. The tool helps researchers and clinicians understand the effects of chemicals, such as microbial metabolites and medications, on a diseased organ in the context of microbes that also inhabit the region. The work could advance targeted drug delivery for
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Two-dimensional materials gets a new theory for control of propertiesDesirable properties including increased electrical conductivity, improved mechanical properties, or magnetism for memory storage or information processing may be possible because of a theoretical method to control grain boundaries in two-dimensional materials, according to Penn State materials scientists.
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The birth of a new proteinA yeast protein that evolved from scratch can fold into a three-dimensional shape—contrary to the general understanding of young proteins—according to new research led by the University of Arizona.
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New NASA study improves search for habitable worldsNew NASA research is helping to refine our understanding of candidate planets beyond our solar system that might support life.
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Dagens Medicin

#IkkeHosOsPå Sjællands Universitetshospital vil den såkaldte Svendborg-sag ikke kunne ske. Med metoden Stop The Line kan enhver sige fra hvis sikkerheden er på spil og overlade ansvaret til nærmeste leder.
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Dagens Medicin

Den rette afgørelse, men…Det er bare om at komme i gang med Spinraza - som protokolleret behandling
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Dagens Medicin

#detkuhaværetmig og andre bølgerDet var nok klogt af Vangsted, at hun onsdag brugte tid på at sende et offentligt undskyld fra sin efterårsferie i Italien.
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The bot and the doctor work together! Read more it here! submitted by /u/getengati [link] [comments]
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New IOF Compendium documents osteoporosis, its management and global burdenOn the occasion of World Osteoporosis Day, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has issued the first edition of a comprehensive and scientifically referenced report on osteoporosis. The 'IOF Compendium of Osteoporosis' will be available in five languages, is to be periodically updated, and is intended as an authoritative reference document for all key stakeholders in the field of muscul
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NYT > Science

New Study Casts Doubt on Diagnosis of Adult-Onset A.D.H.D.Adults said to develop symptoms of A.D.H.D. may instead have substance abuse or mood problems, researchers concluded.
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Deadspin D.C. Deadspin D.C. Deserves Better | Jezebel I’m 29 and I’ve Never Had a Girlfriend | Splinter The Dangerous Myth of ‘Taxpayer Money’ | Earther The World’s First Floating Wind Farm Just Started Producing Electricity | The Root School Apologizes for Photo That Seems to Show Black Student on Leashes |
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E-cigarettes may trigger unique and potentially damaging immune responsesE-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones that cigarettes trigger that can lead to lung disease, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
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Delayed word processing could predict patients' potential to develop Alzheimer's diseaseA delayed neurological response to processing the written word could be an indicator that a patient with mild memory problems is at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered.
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Dagens Medicin

NORDJYLLAND Svært at vippe Astman af pindenANALYSE. Lone Sondrup fra Venstre vil gøre forsøget, men det vil være overraskende, hvis Ulla Astman (A) ikke genvinder formandsposten i Nordjylland, hvor et af valgkampens varmeste emner er manglen på læger.
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Dagens Medicin

»Det giver så god mening at have praksis på Københavns Vestegn« Fra Rungsted til Københavns Vestegn. Praktiserende læge Christian Wegener Jørgensen har arbejdet med patienter fra alle lag af samfundet. Ved årsskiftet blev han medejer af en praksis i Brøndbyvester, og det huer ham rigtig godt. Det er jo her, patienterne for alvor har brug for mig, siger han.
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Dagens Medicin

»Alle skal have samme vilkår i samfundet« Jens Gredal, 63 år, praktiserende læge i Lægehuset Remisen i Præstø på Sydsjælland, opstiller for Socialdemokratiet til regionsrådsvalget.
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Dagens Medicin

»Sundhedsvæsenets behandlinger skal være baseret på evidens« Forsker Stinus Lindgreen har en ambition om at få mere fokus på forskning og de videnskabelige aspekter af arbejdet i Region Hovedstaden. Og så er det ingen skam at stille op, når man får en opfordring fra De Radikales spidskandidat, Karin Friis Bach.
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Dagens Medicin

SYDDANMARK Stephanie Lose vinder, men DF er dark horseANALYSE. Carl Holst spøger fortsat i Region Syddanmark, hvor hans afløser Stephanie Lose har måttet rydde gevaldigt op. Formentlig forbliver Syddanmark blåt, men det bliver spændende at se, hvordan Villy Søvndals hjemkomst bliver modtaget.
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Dagens Medicin

Derfor bør regionerne nedlæggesDe danske regioner er blevet tiltagende bureaukratiske efter ansættelse af adskillige djøffere i magtens centrum, uden tilstrækkeligt kendskab til det kliniske arbejde i sundhedssektoren. De styrer hvad som helst uden at have indsigt i hospitalernes daglige funktioner.
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Dagens Medicin

»Jeg vil blande mig i den generelle styring af sundhedsvæsenet« Overlæge Marianne Mulle Jensen (R) stiller for første gang op til regionsrådsvalg i Nordjylland. Hun mener, der mangler sundhedsfaglige politikere i regionen, og derfor vil hun give sit faglige bidrag til de politiske beslutninger.
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Dagens Medicin

SJÆLLAND Åbent løb i plaget regionANALYSE. Bliver det Venstres Jacob Jensen, Socialdemokratiets Heino Knudsen eller måske Dansk Folkepartis Peter Jacobsen, der fremover skal stå i spidsen for Region Sjælland? Regionsrådsformand Jens Stenbæks afgang åbner op for flere mulige konstellationer. Og der er nok af opgaver at tage fat på, ikke mindst lægemangel.
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Dagens Medicin

HOVEDSTADEN Svækket Hæstorp overlever som regionsrådsformandANALYSE. Trods en stribe møgsager vil Sophie Hæstorp Andersen med bred politisk opbakning efter alt at dømme kunne fortsætte som regionsrådsformand efter det kommende regionsvalg.
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Dagens Medicin

Kunsten at prioritere seponering
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Dagens Medicin

Genvalgt formand vil styrke sammenholdet i DSAM Læge Anders Beich fra Region Hovedstaden er genvalgt som formand for DSAM. Den største udfordring i den kommende formandsperiode bliver at samle kræfterne og prioritere ressourcerne i det videnskabelige selskab, mener han.
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Dagens Medicin

»Vi kan skære ned, uden at der skæres på velfærden« Praktiserende læge Marianne Mørk Mathiesen er spidskandidat for Liberal Alliance til regionsrådsvalget i Syddanmark. Hun går til valg på, at der kan skæres meget ned på offentlige udgifter til bl.a. lægevagt og unødvendige indlæggelser på sygehuse.
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Dagens Medicin

Praktiserende læge efter risikobaseret tilsyn: »Kom hellere forbi en dag, hvor vi arbejder almindeligt« Klinikkerne behøver ikke at varsles mange uger i forvejen, hvis Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed fjerner de standardiserede målepunkter, som læger og personale skal leve op til, og i stedet kommer på besøg, mens der er patienter. Sådan lyder vurderingen fra praktiserende læge Thomas Birk Kristiansen efter et risikobaseret tilsynsbesøg i hans klinik.
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Dagens Medicin

MIDTJYLLAND Bent Hansens kronprins er favoritANALYSE. Anders Kühnau (S) er favorit til at afløse partifællen Bent Hansen som formand for Region Midtjylland. Det kan dog rykke ved billedet, hvis mange af Bent Hansens 100.000 hidtidige vælgere går til blå blok,.
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Dagens Medicin

Læger tvivler på effekt af risikobaseret tilsynI januar i år trådte det risikobaserede tilsyn i kraft, bl.a. i almen praksis. Reelt er Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed dog langt fra at have implementeret det nye tilsyn, og en gruppe forskere tvivler på, at tilsynet nogensinde vil kunne identificere de klinikker, der udsætter deres patienter for fare.
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Dagens Medicin

Hans, Mathias og ­Christoffer døde – men kunne have ­overlevetSagen om de tre teen­agedrenge, der døde af meningitissygdom, må være et wake-up call for tre hospitaler og Region Hovedstaden, som ikke engang udførte en regulær kerneårsagsanalyse. Efterforløbet var også kritisabelt præget af manglende selverkendelse hos de involverede parter i sundhedsvæsenet.
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Dagens Medicin

Hvor ligger Danmarks Bedste Hospitaler? Hvilke kvalitetsindikatorer inden for dit arbejdsområde er vigtigst, når behandlingskvaliteten på afdelingerne skal måles? Det har vi brug for din hjælp — inden 20. oktober — til at afgøre.
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Dagens Medicin

Kampen om at blive den stærkeste kvinde m/kANALYSE. Få tør spå om, hvem der afløser magtfulde Bent Hansen som formand for Danske Regioner. Lunest i svinget ligger tre kvinder – to socialdemokrater og en venstrekvinde. Men deres vej til topposten bliver lang, broget og fuld af tilfældigheder.
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Dagens Medicin

Reformen, der blev forrådt Trods alt bøvlet med akutreformen står vi atter med to ubærlige tragedier, at patienter, der kunne reddes, dør, og nyuddannede yngre læger hænges til tørre med et betydeligt ansvar, som systemet burde påtage sig.
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Dagens Medicin

»Jeg har aldrig brudt mig om at brokke mig uden at gøre noget ved det« Psykiater Jacob Klærke (SF) går til valg på at gøre noget ved underbemanding i psykiatrien i Region Midtjylland, som han mener slider hårdt på personale og patienter og trækker konflikter og tvang med sig i kølvandet.
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Dagens Medicin

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New on MIT Technology Review

We Need Computers with EmpathyAn emerging trend in artificial intelligence is to get computers to detect how we’re feeling and respond accordingly. They might even help us develop more compassion for one another.
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Ingeniøren

Maskinlæring og sensorer redder elevatoren fra nedbrudRulletrapper og elevatorer har været på baby-stadiet, når det handler om at fortælle, hvor det gør ondt. Det bliver der rådet bod på med sensorer og kunstig intelligens.
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Ingeniøren

Spilindustrien tæt på deep learning-gennembrud Kunstig intelligens skal bruges til både at styre, hvordan din omverden opfører sig, hvordan du selv lyder, og skal være med til at kunne gøre spiloplevelsen unik for dig personligt. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/spilindustrien-paa-kanten-deep-learning-gennembrud-1081868 Version2
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Live Science

Almonds: Nutrition & Health BenefitsAlmonds, the most popular nuts in the United States, are full of nutrients and may promote heart healthiness.
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Live Science

Astral Projection: Just a Mind TripThere's no evidence that people who think they've had an out-of-body experience have actually gone anywhere.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

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 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 genotype.
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Keep Your Wi-Fi off KRACKUp-to-date software, apps, browsers and router software offer the best protection against a potential flaw in wi-fi security called a key reinstallation attack, or KRACK. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ars Technica

Cities around US offer billions in tax breaks to be Amazon’s HQ2 Enlarge / Amazon's campus in South Lake Union, Seattle. (credit: Joel Rogers / Getty Images ) Cities around the country are pulling out all the stops to entice Amazon to set up its second headquarters in their area. The online retail giant is taking proposals from around North America, and today's the deadline. Some of the proposals include massive tax breaks, while other cities are trying out hu
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

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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The Atlantic

Radio Atlantic: Why Do Happy People Cheat? "Infidelity," Esther Perel writes in the October issue of The Atlantic , "happens in bad marriages and in good marriages. It happens even in open relationships where extramarital sex is carefully negotiated beforehand. The freedom to leave or divorce has not made cheating obsolete." Adultery is as ancient as marriage, and as contemporary relationships have evolved, Perel writes, the causes and co
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The Atlantic

The Contradiction at the Core of Trump's North Korea Strategy In a joint appearance at a security conference on Thursday, CIA Director Mike Pompeo and National-Security Adviser H.R. McMaster exposed a central tension in the Trump administration’s efforts to counter the North Korean nuclear-weapons program. Both officials stressed that North Korea was rapidly approaching a milestone that might prompt the U.S. military to go to war with Kim Jong Un. But they
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Popular Science

The year's most awe-inspiring—and devastating—wildlife photos Animals These are 2017's big winners. These images from the National History Museum, London's 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest are both heartbreaking and joyful.
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Ars Technica

Facebook is struggling to meet the burden of securing itself, security chief says Enlarge / Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos. (credit: Dave Maass ) Facebook is Struggling to live up to the responsibility it faces for adequately securing the vast amount of personal information it amasses, the social network's top security executive said in a leaked phone call with company employees. "The threats that we are facing have increased significantly and the quality of the a
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Futurity.org

New method can change the coherence of light Researchers have developed and demonstrated a method for changing the spatial coherence of light. In a paper, the researchers show that they can use surface plasmon polaritons—propagating electromagnetic waves confined at a metal-dielectric interface—to transform light from completely incoherent to almost fully coherent and vice versa. The ability to modulate coherence could be useful in a wide v
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Futurity.org

Earth and asteroid pal orbit sun like two hula hoops An object that accompanies Earth on its journey around the sun isn’t a rocket booster or another kind of space junk after all. The small near-Earth object (NEO), dubbed 2016 HO3, measures no more than 100 meters (330 feet) across. While orbiting the sun, it also appears to circle around the Earth as a “quasi-satellite.” Only five quasi-satellites have been discovered so far, but 2016 HO3 is the m
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Futurity.org

This kind of communication helps couples after miscarriage A communication technique called “communicated perspective-taking” could help couples cope with miscarriage. Anywhere from 10 to 25 percent of clinically recognized pregnancies end in loss, according to the American Pregnancy Association. Often, women experience profound grief, guilt, and depression, which can strain a committed relationship. “Due to the taboo nature of miscarriage, many individu
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New mapping tool tracks elk migration to reduce brucellosis riskWildlife managers and ranchers in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem soon will have a new mapping tool for reducing the risk of brucellosis outbreaks in cattle. That's thanks to research led by scientists at the University of Wyoming and the US Geological Survey.
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Logged tropical rainforests still support biodiversity even when the heat is onTropical rainforests continue to buffer wildlife from extreme temperatures even after logging, a new study has revealed.
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Curve-eye-ture: How to grow artificial corneasResearch reveals corneal cells grown on curved surfaces arrange themselves in a regular lattice structure giving the artificial cornea strength and transparency like that normally found in the human eye.
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Risk for developing HPV-related throat cancer lowA new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers shows that the risk of developing HPV-related throat cancer remains generally low.
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Scientists investigate why crows are so playful Enlarge / A New Caledonian crow uses a serrated leaf edge to pull grubs out of a hole in a log. (credit: Mark Sibley) Crows share an interesting set of behaviors with humans: they like to play, and they often use tools . We know that humans play to learn. When toddlers knock over a pile of blocks, they're developing the ability to build and measure objects in the real world. The question is, do c
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Hundreds of Mysterious Stone ‘Gates’ Found in Saudi Arabia’s DesertWith Google Earth, archaeologists have uncovered strange stone structures that may have been built by nomadic tribes in ancient lava fields.
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Logged tropical rainforests still support biodiversity even when the heat is onTropical rainforests continue to buffer wildlife from extreme temperatures even after logging, a new study has revealed.
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New mapping tool tracks elk migration to reduce brucellosis riskWildlife managers and ranchers in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem soon will have a new mapping tool for reducing the risk of brucellosis outbreaks in cattle. That's thanks to research led by scientists at the University of Wyoming (UW) and the U.S. Geological Survey.
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The Atlantic Daily: Kelly Speaks What We’re Following Political News: Amid controversy over President Trump’s condolences for fallen soldiers’ families, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly gave a deeply personal defense of the president, condemning those who politicize military deaths—but implicitly criticizing Trump, who started the scandal by doing just that. And California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would h
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Three million Americans carry loaded handguns daily, study findsAn estimated 3 million adult American handgun owners carry a firearm loaded and on their person on a daily basis, and 9 million do so on a monthly basis, new research indicates. The vast majority cited protection as their primary reason for carrying a firearm. It is the first research in more than 20 years to scrutinize why, how often, and in what manner US adults carry loaded handguns.
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The blob that ate the tokamak: Physicists gain understanding of bubbles at edge of plasmasScientists have completed new simulations that could provide insight into how blobs at the plasma edge behave. The simulations performed kinetic simulations of two different regions of the plasma edge simultaneously.
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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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Teen smartphone use and lack of sleep may be linked Teens who spend more than an hour or two on their smartphones each day may not be getting a enough sleep at night, new research suggests. “The way tech companies develop these algorithms is like making a drug…” The research is the strongest evidence to date that teens’ increased use of electronic devices in recent years is responsible for similar rises in insufficient sleep. Researchers analyzed
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NASA's MAVEN mission finds Mars has a twisted magnetic tailMars has an invisible magnetic 'tail' that is twisted by interaction with the solar wind, according to new research using data from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft.
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New NASA study improves search for habitable worldsNew NASA research is helping to refine our understanding of candidate planets beyond our solar system that might support life.
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Be concerned about how apps collect, share health data, expert saysAmericans should be concerned about how health and wellness apps collect, save and share their personal health data, a medical media expert says.
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Climate shifts shorten marine food chain off CaliforniaEnvironmental disturbances such as El Niño shake up the marine food web off Southern California, new research shows, countering conventional thinking that the hierarchy of who-eats-who in the ocean remains largely constant over time.
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Newly discovered viral marker could help predict flu severity in infected patientsFlu viruses contain defective genetic material that may activate the immune system in infected patients, and new research published in PLOS Pathogens suggests that lower levels of these molecules could increase flu severity.
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Using optical chaos to control the momentum of lightControlling and moving light poses serious challenges. One major hurdle is that light travels at different speeds and in different phases in different components of an integrated circuit. For light to couple between optical components, it needs to be moving at the same momentum. Now, a team of researchers has demonstrated a new way to control the momentum of broadband light in a widely-used optica
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Studying insect behavior? Make yourself an ethoscope!Fruit flies have 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. team of scientists now present the ethoscope -- a cheap, easy-to-use and self-made customizable piece of equipment of their invention that can be used to study flies' behavior.
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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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Fundamental research enhances understanding of major cancer geneScientists have provided new insights into the role of PTEN, a major cancer gene, in controlling cell growth and behavior. 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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Doubling up on ‘junk DNA’ helps make us humanDNA duplicated only in humans may contribute to human traits and disease.
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Native American Secrets Lie Buried in Huge Shell MoundsArchaeologists in Maine are working to unearth artifacts buried for centuries in shell middens. But sea levels are rising, eroding the ancient sites.
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Bacteria in Your Mouth Could Fuel Gut DiseasesBacteria that normally live in a person's mouth could contribute to gut diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, a new study in mice suggests.
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Dogs Pay Attention to Your LooksThat puppy dog face your pet makes often is a reaction to your own expression, a new study finds.
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Meet the most important part of your smartphone Technology In an age of AR and AI, the graphics processor is an unsung hero. The GPU and is responsible for an increasing number of your phone’s fanciest features.
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Who Will Get The Most Gold This Season On GOLD RUSH? #GoldRush | Friday 9p Parker and Todd put their money where their mouths are. At the end of the season someone will be $100,000 poorer. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/gold-rush/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Gold_Rush https://twitter.com/Di
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The Anguish of John Kelly White House Chief of Staff John Kelly made some extraordinary remarks during Thursday’s White House briefing . They were extraordinary not only because Kelly seldom speaks on the record to the press and was doing so for the second time in a week, but also for the deeply personal nature of what he said—discussing the death of his son in combat, a topic he has in the past been careful to avoid. Yet
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Sequencing Genomes in the ICU Improves OutcomesA handful of infants in a neonatal intensive care unit who were diagnosed with rare diseases using whole-genome sequencing had shorter hospital stays and better health outcomes, researchers find.
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The 10 Best Deals of October 19, 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: A Dyson For Pet Owners Refurb Dyson Ball Animal , $199 Dyson vacuums dominated the
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Just in Time for the End of the World: Badass Plasma Lighters [Updated] Power Practical Sparkr Mini Power Practical makes our favorite outdoor string lights and bias lightning , but if those didn’t... spark your interest, here’s a goddamn plasma lighter . The $30 Sparkr Mini is USB-rechargeable, has a built-in flashlight, requires no fuel, can be lit in the wind or rain, and is made of soft, matte plastic that feels great in the hand. Forget your fidget spinner, you’
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New NASA study improves search for habitable worldsNew NASA research is helping to refine our understanding of candidate planets beyond our solar system that might support life.
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Maternal diet may program child for disease risk, but better nutrition later can change thatResearch has shown that a mother's diet during pregnancy, particularly one that is high-fat, may program her baby for future risk of certain diseases such as diabetes. A new study from nutrition researchers at the University of Illinois shows that switching the offspring to a new diet -- a low-fat diet, in this case -- can reverse that programming.
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Field trips of the future?A biologist examines the benefits and drawbacks of virtual and augmented reality in teaching environmental science.
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Tracing cell death pathway points to drug targets for brain damage, kidney injury, asthmaScientists 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 are the early steps toward drug development that could transform emergency and critical care treatment.
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Gene circuit switches on inside cancer cells, triggers immune attackResearchers have developed a synthetic gene circuit that triggers the body's immune system to attack cancers when it detects signs of the disease.
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Creating a better RNA switchResearchers have developed a new RNA switch that activates genes thousands of times better than nature and has applications in diagnostics and metabolic engineering.
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Research demonstrates method to alter coherence of lightIn a finding that could have broad applications in optical devices, researchers have shown that they can transform incoherent light to almost fully coherent and vice versa.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Kelly's Defense Today in 5 Lines During an emotional address at the daily White House press briefing, Chief of Staff John Kelly defended President Trump’s handling of a phone call with a Gold Star family and described his own son’s death in Afghanistan. Former President George W. Bush warned against the rise of “nativism” and said bigotry in America “seems emboldened.” Ohio Representative Pat Tiberi said he’s re
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The World's First Floating Wind Farm Just Started Producing Electricity GIF Image: Statoil Installing wind turbines on the high seas is the holy grail for generating renewable energy. It’s there that powerful winds blow strong enough to potentially power the whole world without an iota of carbon pollution. And while we haven’t attained it quite yet, a brand new floating wind farm in Scotland could be a big step toward that future. Advertisement The Hywind project off
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Axon wants you (yes, you!) to submit photos, videos to police Enlarge / An officer demonstrates Axon Citizen, a new Web portal to submit data to police. (credit: Axon ) Axon, the company formerly known as Taser, either wants to encourage helpful citizens or snitches—depending on how you feel about talking to police—to come forward. On Thursday, the company announced "Axon Citizen," a new "public safety portal" that lets civilians submit text, video, and aud
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New gene editing approach for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency shows promise in UMMS studyA study published in the journal Molecular Therapy by Christian Mueller, PhD, shows that using nuclease-free gene editing to correct cells with the mutation that causes alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency leads to repopulation of a diseased liver with healthy cells. It has the potential to prevent liver and lung damage from forming in very young alpha-1 patients.
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NASA's MAVEN mission finds Mars has a twisted tailMars has an invisible magnetic 'tail' that is twisted by interaction with the solar wind, according to new research using data from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft.
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Infidelity can be forgiven -- but at a costMost people who have been unfaithful do not believe it when their partner says they forgive them. And the fact that men often do not realize that emotional infidelity is a problem just feeds the conflict.
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The microbial anatomy of an organUniversity of California San Diego researchers have developed the first 3-D spatial visualization tool for mapping 'omics' data onto whole organs. The tool helps researchers and clinicians understand the effects of chemicals, such as microbial metabolites and medications, on a diseased organ in the context of microbes that also inhabit the region. The work could advance targeted drug delivery for
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An Unexpected Ally for Betsy DeVos on Campus Sexual Assault The “Yes Means Yes” bill was a big deal when Jerry Brown, the governor of California, signed it into law in 2014. Among other things, it made California the first state to pass an “affirmative consent” law (New York and Connecticut followed), which lays out rules for college students to engage in ongoing agreement while having sex. Essentially, it requires all parties to get consent for each touc
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Laws to protect athletes’ brains do reduce concussions — eventuallyRecurrent concussions among high school athletes went down about 2½ years after traumatic brain injury laws were on the books, a new study finds.
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Reflections on the 10th Anniversary of None Pizza With Left Beef Screenshot: TheSneeze.com Just over 10 years ago, television producer Steve Molaro ordered a pizza from the Domino’s website. Like anyone using the online system, he made his selections with a set of radio buttons labeled “whole,” “left,” “right,” and “none.” He selected “none” cheese. He selected “none” sauce. And he selected “left” beef. Thus was born what is arguably the internet’s most famous
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Alphabet leads $1 billion investment in Lyft, but is GM on the way out? Enlarge / A Lyft-branded car picks up a passenger in San Francisco on June 20, 2015. (credit: Ramin Talaie | Getty Images ) In September, we found out that Alphabet was possibly about to invest in the ride-hailing company Lyft. On Wednesday, Recode reported that the speculation was correct, and Google's parent company is leading a $1 billion round of investment that raises Lyft's valuation to $11
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The Genes for White Skin Didn’t Develop in Europe, UPenn Study Finds Before this, little was known about the genetic basis for the variety in human skin tone. Read More
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Two-dimensional materials gets a new theory for control of propertiesDesirable properties including increased electrical conductivity, improved mechanical properties, or magnetism for memory storage or information processing may be possible because of a theoretical method to control grain boundaries in two-dimensional materials, according to Penn State materials scientists.
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The birth of a new proteinA yeast protein that evolved from scratch can fold into a compact three-dimensional shape -- contrary to the general understanding of young proteins. Recent evidence suggests new genes can arise from the non-coding sections, or 'junk,' DNA and that those new genes could code for brand-new proteins. Scientists thought such newly evolved proteins were works-in-progress that could not fold into compl
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Climate shifts shorten marine food chain off CaliforniaEnvironmental disturbances such as El Niño shake up the marine food web off Southern California, new research shows, countering conventional thinking that the hierarchy of who-eats-who in the ocean remains largely constant over time.
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Eye-catching labels stigmatize many healthy foodsLabels such as organic, fair-trade and cage free may be eye-catching but are often free of any scientific basis and stigmatize many healthy foods, a new University of Delaware-led study found.
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Expert: Be concerned about how apps collect, share health dataOstherr among national experts presenting at US Department of Health and Human Services Oct. 26 'Data Privacy in the Digital Age' event.
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Key molecular link in major cell growth pathwayA team of scientists 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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California Bill: What Is Water Cremation?People in California no longer need to decide between being buried or cremated when they die. On Oct. 15, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that will allow for new option called "water cremation."
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Newly discovered viral marker could help predict flu severity in infected patientsFlu viruses contain defective genetic material that may activate the immune system in infected patients, and new research published in PLOS Pathogens suggests that lower levels of these molecules could increase flu severity.
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Metallic nanoparticles will help to determine the percentage of volatile compoundsResearchers from the Faculties of Chemistry and of Materials Science of Lomonosov Moscow State University have developed a new way of increasing the sensitivity of detecting volatile compounds, especially chlorine, using metallic nanoparticles. The work has been published in the Talanta journal.
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NASA sees Tropical Depression 26W form and quickly unravelTropical Depression 26W formed early on Oct. 19 and by late morning the storm was already coming unraveled in NASA satellite imagery.
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Running chemical reactions in liquid metal makes atomically thin materials Enlarge / Droplets of a gallium/indium alloy. (credit: Collin Ladd, NC State University ) The discovery of graphene—a one-atom-thick sheet of covalently bonded carbon atoms—inspired the research community to generate a variety of 2D materials. Graphene, MoS 2 , the silicon equivalent of graphene, and more all have distinct properties based on the chemical bonding among their component atoms. And
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Google Made the Pixel XL 2 Even Harder to Repair Than Last Year's Model iFixit Smartphone-makers like Apple and Samsung don’t want you to repair their devices on your own (that’s what the protection plan is for), and apparently Google isn’t any different. A teardown of the newly released Pixel XL 2 reveals that it’s actually harder to fix than last year’s Pixel XL thanks to one key difference: the battery. A Harder-to-Repair Battery for the Pixel XL 2 According to th
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The Legendary Doctor Who Story Still Yearning to Be Told Nearly 40 Years Later Image: BBC There are tons of untold Doctor Who stories out there—but none have ever captivated fans quite so much as the almost-aired “Shada.” In the nearly 40 years since it was originally canceled, it has become legendary among Who fans, and a story the BBC has frequently tried to tell, including in a new animated version due out next month. But what makes “Shada” so special? Just about everyth
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IU business law scholars: Leidos case shouldn't have reached Supreme CourtOne of the most anticipated cases to be argued before the US Supreme Court this term -- Leidos v. Indiana Public Retirement System -- was settled Monday. But two professors in Indiana University's Kelley School of Business continue to raise serious questions as to why the case ever would have come before the nation's highest court.
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BU: More permissive concealed-carry laws linked to higher homicide ratesEasier access to concealed firearms is associated with significantly higher rates of handgun-related homicide, according to a new study led by a Boston University School of Public Health researcher.
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New study shows TBI laws effective at reducing rate of recurrent concussionsA recent study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital done in conjunction with researchers from Colorado School of Public Health at the University at Colorado and Temple University used data from a large, national sports injury surveillance system to determine the effect of state-level TBI laws on trends of new and recurrent concussions among US high schoo
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The Mac mini isn’t dead yet, says Tim Cook The 2014 Mac Mini. (credit: Andrew Cunningham ) More than 1,000 days have passed since Apple updated its Mac mini hardware. Since then, Apple has launched the Apple Watch , AirPods , the retina MacBook , and the Touch Bar MacBook Pro . Meanwhile, the Mac mini has existed in a state of arrested development. You'd be forgiven for considering the possibility that the product has been living its last
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Couple sues PG&E for negligence, says power lines caused wildfire Enlarge / SANTA ROSA, CA -OCTOBER 14: The ruins of houses destroyed by the Tubbs Fire are seen near Fountaingrove Parkway on October 14, 2017 in Santa Rosa, California. At least 40 people are confirmed dead with hundreds still missing. Officials expect the death toll to rise and now estimate that 5,700 structures have been destroyed. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images ) A couple who lost its Santa
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A precise, three-word address for every place on earth | Chris SheldrickWith what3words, Chris Sheldrick and his team have divided the entire planet into three-meter squares and assigned each a unique, three-word identifier, like famous.splice.writers or blocks.evenly.breed, giving a precise address to the billions of people worldwide who don't have one. In this quick talk about a big idea, Sheldrick explains the economic and political implications of giving everyone
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Thousands of Jobs Depend on the Wine Industry's Uncertain Recovery ST. HELENA, Calif.—When the winemaker Jean Hoefliger arrived at his small Napa Valley winery at 3:30 a.m. on October 9, the morning the Northern California fires broke out, he had a multimillion-dollar business decision to make. Two fires on opposite sides of the valley tore down the hillsides toward nearly $14 million worth of almost-ripe Cabernet Sauvignon grapes still hanging on vines at Alpha
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Flu simulations suggest pandemics more likely in spring, early summerNew statistical simulations suggest that Northern Hemisphere flu pandemics are most likely to emerge in late spring or early summer at the tail end of the normal flu season, according to a new study.
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We might have better lab mice if we paid more attention to their guts Health Wild microbes are better than tame. Mice from the wild have a significantly different gut bacterial makeup than lab mice, which might explain why mice and human drug studies don't add up.
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Sequencing of stevia plant genome revealed for first time by Purecircle Stevia InstituteFor the first time, scientists have completed the sequencing of the stevia plant genome. Lead scientists from PureCircle Stevia Institute and KeyGene have unveiled this major breakthrough in research showing the annotated, high-quality genome sequences of three stevia cultivars.
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Field trips of the future?Biologist Douglas McCauley examines the benefits and drawbacks of virtual and augmented reality in teaching environmental science.
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Researchers pinpoint causes for spike in breast cancer genetic testingA sharp rise in the number of women seeking BRCA genetic testing to evaluate their risk of developing breast cancer was driven by multiple factors, including celebrity endorsement, according to researchers at the University of Georgia.
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The future is here: Augmented reality apps to use on your iPhone or iPadWith the release of an updated mobile operating system earlier this month, Apple's new augmented reality platform is ready for take-off.
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New tyrannosaur fossil is most complete found in Southwestern USA fossilized skeleton of a tyrannosaur discovered in Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was airlifted by helicopter Oct 15, and delivered to the Natural History Museum of Utah where it will be uncovered, prepared, and studied. The fossil is approximately 76 million years old and is likely an individual of the species Teratophoneus curriei.
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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 have some good news: time spent playing a specially designed, brain-training audiogame could help.
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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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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 have adapted a technique from the field of evolution to confirm that, on average, one to ten driver mutations are needed for cancer to emerge.
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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.
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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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Extreme light trappingPhysicists have built a nanostructure whose crystal lattice bends light as it enters the material and directs it in a path parallel to the surface, known as "parallel to interface refraction."
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Dealmaster: Get a Dell XPS Tower desktop with 16GB of RAM for $620 Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains , we have another round of deals to share. Today's list includes the usual slew of PC and laptop discounts, including savings on a Dell XPS Tower desktop, several Dell laptops, and even a Star Wars -themed Lenovo notebook. The rest of the roundup includes deals on wireless home cameras, 4K TVs, and networking equipment, among other thing
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Research yields test to predict bitter pit disorder in Honeycrisp applesA test to determine whether bitter pit—a disorder that blindsides apple growers by showing up weeks or months after picking—will develop in stored Honeycrisp apples was developed by a team of Penn State researchers, promising to potentially save millions of dollars annually in wasted fruit.
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NASA sees intensifying Typhoon Lan stretch high in the troposphereNASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM satellite provided 3-D data that showed intensifying Typhoon Lan had powerful thunderstorms stretching high into the troposphere. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image Typhoon Lan that showed the well-developed circulation.
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The Rohingya in Bangladesh: The Fastest-Growing Refugee Emergency in the World Almost 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh, fleeing the violence in Burma's Rakhine state, since August 25. Many of the refugees tell distressing stories of their villages being attacked or burned by Burmese soldiers, or of their neighbors or family members being injured or killed. The United Nations has accused Burmese troops of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign. The new arr
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Watch The First Full Episode Of Jalopnik's TV Show Car VS. America Right Here Here at Jalopnik we spent years crapping on car television for being generally awful . That’s because deep down, we always thought we could maybe do it better. Strap yourself in, because you’re about to watch our first attempt at doing exactly that: Car vs. America . What goodness was missing from car shows? Well, besides hosts who actually seemed like actual humans who’ve met each other at least
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Blue Origin just sent a jolt through the aerospace industry Blue Origin New space company Blue Origin has spent the better part of this decade developing a powerful rocket engine for use in its orbital rocket, New Glenn, and potentially other US-based launchers. This engine, the liquid natural gas-powered BE-4, has been closely watched both within the aerospace industry and in military space because it uses innovative new technology, has largely been deve
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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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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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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 shows how a new assessment model can give clinicians an exciting new way to think about clinical diagnoses including anxiety, mood, and developmental disorders.
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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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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 researchers.
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Humans May Be Influencing Bird Evolution in Their BackyardsGreat tits in the U.K. have developed longer beaks, possibly to gain access to bird feeders -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Research yields test to predict bitter pit disorder in Honeycrisp applesA test to determine whether bitter pit -- a disorder that blindsides apple growers by showing up weeks or months after picking -- will develop in stored Honeycrisp apples was developed by a team of Penn State researchers, promising to potentially save millions of dollars annually in wasted fruit.
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Researchers find evidence of DNA damage in veterans with Gulf War illnessVeterans Affairs researchers say they have found the 'first direct biological evidence' of damage in veterans with Gulf War illness to DNA within cellular structures that produce energy in the body.
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NASA sees intensifying Typhoon Lan stretch high in the troposphereNASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM satellite provided 3-D data that showed intensifying Typhoon Lan had powerful thunderstorms stretching high into the troposphere. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image Typhoon Lan that showed the well-developed circulation.
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A Movie 130 Million Years in the Making It took 130 million years for astronomers to see the light. On August 17, scientists observed through telescopes a small, glowing orb, the remnants of a collision between two neutron stars in another galaxy that triggered universe-bending gravitational waves. They watched as the sphere changed from royal blue to crimson red, as lighter chemical elements in the cloud of radioactive debris gave way
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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.
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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 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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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, a medical researcher received a sample of H7N9 virus isolated from a patient in China who had died of the flu. He and his research team subsequently b
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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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Help sought from complementary, 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 by the patient to be inadequate.
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International patients increasingly seek in vitro fertilization treatment in USThe use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in the US by non-US residents is growing, research shows. These 'reproductive tourists' are more likely, compared to Americans, to use egg donors and carriers and genetically screen early embryos.
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Declining baby songbirds need forests to survive droughtA new study aimed to identify characteristics that promote healthy wood thrush populations on US Department of Defense land.
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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 see order in the apparent chaos.
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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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New light shed 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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Alphabet Definitively Ends Friendship With Uber, Welcomes New Best Friend Lyft Illustration: AP/Gizmodo Lyft announced today that Alphabet’s investment arm CapitalG—formerly known as Google Capital—led a $1 billion investment round in the ride-sharing company. In a blog post , Lyft stated that the investment pumps its valuation up to $11 billion and that CapitalG Partner David Lawee is joining the Lyft board. Advertisement Google’s parent company has reportedly been conside
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Antimatter Property Beats Regular Matter After Scientists Make Incredible Precision Measurement Image: CERN If physics were complete as-is, the Universe wouldn’t exist. All particles would have found their antiparticle pairs and annihilated into a burst of energy. Matter and antimatter look like exact mirror images of one another, after all. There’s no difference between a particle and its antiparticle partner aside from having the reverse value of some of their intrinsic properties—they’re
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Using optical chaos to control the momentum of lightControlling and moving light poses serious challenges. One major hurdle is that light travels at different speeds and in different phases in different components of an integrated circuit. For light to couple between optical components, it needs to be moving at the same momentum. Now, a team of researchers has demonstrated a new way to control the momentum of broadband light in a widely-used optica
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Number of newly diagnosed cancer patients without insurance drops in first year of ACAThe number of newly diagnosed cancer patients who were uninsured fell by one-third in the first year of the Affordable Care Act's implementation, according to research from Indiana University.
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How Blood-Bloated Mosquitoes Stealthily Avoid a SwatA sneaky takeoff technique helps mosquitoes escape undetected after they bite you.
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Missouri proposes innovation corridor for Amazon's 2nd homeMissouri officials were submitting a bid Thursday for Amazon's second headquarters that would involve an innovation corridor between Kansas City and St. Louis rather than a single location in one of the state's major metropolitan areas.
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Lyft gets $1 bn from Google parent to rev up challenge to UberUS ridesharing giant Lyft announced Thursday it has received a $1 billion investment led by the venture arm of Google parent Alphabet, to help ramp up its challenge to market leader Uber.
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Iridium to rely on used SpaceX boosters for next two launchesIridium Communications says its next two launches of new-generation satellites will use refurbished SpaceX Falcon 9 first-stage boosters that have flown previously.
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New tyrannosaur fossil is most complete found in southwestern USA remarkable new fossilized skeleton of a tyrannosaur discovered in the Bureau of Land Management's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) in southern Utah was airlifted by helicopter Sunday, Oct 15, from a remote field site, and delivered to the Natural History Museum of Utah where it will be uncovered, prepared, and studied. The fossil is approximately 76 million years old and is mo
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Using optical chaos to control the momentum of lightIntegrated photonic circuits, which rely on light rather than electrons to move information, promise to revolutionize communications, sensing and data processing. But controlling and moving light poses serious challenges. One major hurdle is that light travels at different speeds and in different phases in different components of an integrated circuit. For light to couple between optical component
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For Novelist John Green, OCD Is Like An 'Invasive Weed' Inside His Mind "It starts out with one little thought, and then slowly that becomes the only thought that you're able to have," Green says. His new novel, Turtles All The Way Down, is about a teenage girl with OCD. (Image credit: Jennifer Kerrigan)
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FDA Approves Second CAR T-Cell TherapyThe therapy, produced by Kite Pharma and owned by Gilead Sciences, is approved for use against some types of large B-cell lymphomas.
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Swapping Cigarettes for VapingNew evidence suggests e-cigarettes are not without risks to human health, but can be useful in getting people to kick their smoking habit.
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G7 to put squeeze on internet giants at terror talksTech giants including Google, Facebook and Twitter will come under pressure in Italy this week to go further and faster in helping G7 powers tackle the ever-greater threat of extremists online.
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Physicists gain understanding of how bubbles at the edge of plasmas can drain heat and reduce fusion reaction efficiencyTo fuse hydrogen atoms into helium, doughnut-shaped devices called tokamaks must maintain the heat of the ultrahot plasma they control. But like boiling water, plasma has blobs, or bubbles, that percolate within the plasma edge, reducing the performance of the plasma by taking away heat that sustains the fusion reactions.
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Dutch family sells everything to bet on bitcoinsA Dutch family has sold virtually all they own, including a business, their home, two cars and a motorbike and invested the takings in bitcoin just as the virtual currency is soaring to new heights.
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US lawmakers unveil bill to regulate online political adsUS lawmakers Thursday unveiled legislation to require disclosure of the source of many online political ads, a move aimed at preventing a recurrence of Russian manipulation of social media in the 2016 election.
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Workers at iPhone supplier in China protest unpaid bonusesHundreds of workers streamed through dark streets, blocking an entrance to an Apple iPhone supplier's factory in eastern China to protest unpaid bonuses and factory reassignments, two witnesses and a U.S. nonprofit group said Thursday.
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Coming soon: a selfie with your credit card applicationThe selfie is everywhere—Facebook, Instagram, Twitter—and soon your bank could be asking for one in order to approve your purchase or credit card application.
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To sleep, perchance to roamYou jolt awake, sensing a presence in your room. Heart racing, you open your eyes and the figure comes into focus. Her glassy eyes seem to stare right through you. You sigh thinking, “not again,” and take your sleepwalking child back to bed. In the middle of the night, I go walking in my […]
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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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Toyota tops Consumer Reports' auto reliability rankingsToyota Motor Co. is continuing its reign at the top of Consumer Reports' reliability rankings, a reward for its conservative approach to new technology.
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Computer tutor gives students the skills to dream biggerDelray Beach resident Falon Velez would like to see more little girls dreaming of designing cars instead of playing dress-up with Barbies. The 34-year-old computer whiz is the creator of TeachGeek, a tech support and teaching company that sets everything up from Alexa systems in homes to offering 3-D printing tech classes at schools throughout South Florida, including Grandview Preparatory School
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The blob that ate the tokamak: Physicists gain understanding of bubbles at edge of plasmasScientists at PPPL have completed new simulations that could provide insight into how blobs at the plasma edge behave. The simulations, produced by a code called XGC1 developed by a national team based at PPPL, performed kinetic simulations of two different regions of the plasma edge simultaneously.
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New tyrannosaur fossil is most complete found in southwestern USA fossilized skeleton of a tyrannosaur discovered in Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was airlifted by helicopter Oct. 15, and delivered to the Natural History Museum of Utah where it will be uncovered, prepared, and studied. The fossil is approximately 76 million years old and is likely an individual of the species Teratophoneus curriei.
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Another warm winter forecast for swath of USMuch of the U.S. should expect another warm winter, but not quite as toasty as the last two years, forecasters said.
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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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Not Your Average Joe I first met Joe Coyle five years ago when I joined the Dana Foundation as editor of Cerebrum and inherited an advisory board of a half-dozen Dana Alliance members who were considered among the world’s top neuroscientists in their specialty areas. Since I had limited experience in covering neuroscience, Joe helped get me through my first year by providing sage advice on the latest research breakth
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The next wave of bird flu could be worse than everDeadly bird flu can pass between ferrets through the air.
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Besøg solsystemets planeter og måner med Google MapsKorttjenesten Google Maps giver nu mulighed for at besøge 17 planeter og måner i 3D.
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$100 Internet bill became $340 for no reason, Frontier customer says Enlarge / Man posing for stock image is really surprised by the size of his bill. (credit: Getty Images | sturti ) Frontier Communications' purchase of FiOS and DSL networks from Verizon last year led to immediate problems for customers that took weeks to resolve . More than a year later, some ex-Verizon customers in Florida say they are still having major problems with their new provider. "Some
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Steep decline of wasps and other flying nasties is a bad signAphids, midges and wasps are being added to the list of rapidly vanishing insects. It’s another alarming sign of a sixth mass extinction, says Olive Heffernan
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Help Us Find the Young Innovators Who’ll Shape the FutureNominations for the 2018 list of 35 Innovators Under 35 are now open.
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Congress's New Bill Can't Eliminate Russian Influence OnlineThe Honest Ads Act increases transparency in online political ads. That's important. But it won't stop bad actors from exploiting open platforms.
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Rheumatoid arthritis linked to an increased risk of COPDNew research suggests that rheumatoid arthritis may increase the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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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 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' for use in smart coatings and ferroelectric memories.
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