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Robin Ling obituaryOrthopaedic surgeon whose ‘Exeter stem’ implant transformed hip replacement surgery Robin Ling, who has died aged 90, was an orthopaedic surgeon at the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic hospital in Exeter whose contribution to hip surgery resulted in an improved quality of life for millions of people. His research and teaching had a profound influence on the development of hip replacement operations
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Share your photos of the Orionid meteor shower With the Orionids due to peak over the weekend, you can share your photos via GuardianWitness Watch the skies! We are building to the peak time for spotting the Orionid meteor shower over this weekend. The Orionids, formed from the debris of Comet Halley, are best spotted at dawn, local weather conditions permitting. You may hope to see between 10 and 20 meteors an hour, though we advise getting
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Microfluidics probe 'cholesterol' of the oil industryRice University researchers employ microfluidic devices to show how and why dispersants are able to break up deposits of asphaltene that hinder the flow of crude oil in wellheads and pipelines.
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The perils of business ethics facing the UK's SME jewellery producers comes under scrutinyProfessor of Sustainability Morven McEachern looks at the ethical world of Birmingham's famous 250-year Jewellery Quarter, home to some 500 business.
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Everything We Know About Star Wars: The Last Jedi All Images: Disney Star Wars: The Last Jedi is less than two months away, and while it may seem like we know almost nothing about it, that’s not exactly true. There’s not a ton of official information about the film, but over the past year, between the trailers ( including the newest one ), set reports, and rumors, io9 has been able to piece together a lot about Episode VIII —and we’ve collected
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'Gorgeous' Doubles Down on Taylor Swift's New Attitude The drum beat that opened Taylor Swift’s 1989 made a slow, simple, statement: “1 … 2 … 3 … and 4!” at a pace roughly appropriate for lurching along in a grocery line, with a regularity that even the most drunken campfire-side clapper couldn’t mess up. The song, “Welcome to New York,” kicked off her supposed first “official pop album” with a portrait of glorious naivety. Swift was the country girl
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The Second Trailer for the Blue Planet Sequel Reminds Us the World Is Still Worth Protecting GIF We’ve got nine long days to wait until the sequel to the BBC’s spectacular 2001 nature documentary, Blue Planet , airs on October 29 in the UK. Fortunately, the BBC has blessed us with a second trailer for Planet Earth II , which looks like it will make even the most extravagant Hollywood blockbusters pale in comparison. As questionable decisions are made by governments around the world when
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East of Siberia: The Fragility of Field PlansSometimes your truck makes it across the frozen river, and sometimes it doesn't -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Some of the EPA's Climate Change Pages Came Back, But They're Missing Something Photo: AP It’s been nearly six months since the Environmental Protection Agency unceremoniously axed its climate change webpages under the auspices of updating the site to reflect the Trump administration’s priorities. Given that the administration has proposed backing out of the Paris Agreement and has rolled back a slew of Obama-era climate regulations, you’d be forgiven for thinking the climat
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Oklahoma Imprisons Two Times More Women Than Any Other State Oklahoma has the highest female incarceration rate in the country—more than twice the national average. This short documentary from The Center for Investigative Reporting by Olivia Merrion and Emily Harger endeavors to find out why. In the process of the investigation, the filmmakers encounter an inmate named Robyn Allen, who received a 20-year sentence for trafficking in illegal drugs. Interview
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Friday's Best Deals: Mesh Wi-Fi, Nest Thermostat, Quantum Dot TV, and More Friday’s top deals kick off with a Samsung QLED TV , a refurbished Nest thermostat , a Remington beard and stubble trimmer , and a lot more. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Eero Home Wi-Fi System , $300 Update : Sold out, but the similar NETGEAR Orbi mesh system is also on sale for $350 right now. Eero basically invented the mesh router market, a
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Windows now includes gaming cheat detection at the system level Enlarge (credit: Aurich / Thinkstock / Taito) Developers that want to stop cheaters in their Windows games are getting a little additional system-level help from Microsoft via TruePlay, a new API being rolled out through Windows 10's Fall Creators Update. The feature, which is now documented on the Windows Dev Center , lets developers easily prioritize a game as a protected process , cutting off
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NASA sees a new depression form after another fizzledThe Northwestern Pacific Ocean generated another tropical depression hours after a different system quickly faded. NASA's Aqua satellite provided a look at Tropical Depression 27W after it developed about 300 miles from Chuuk. Earlier in the day, Tropical Depression 26W dissipated in the South China Sea.
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Metacognition training boosts gen chem exam scoresStudents, and people in general, can tend to overestimate their own abilities. But University of Utah research shows that students who overcome this tendency score better on final exams. The boost is strongest for students in the lower 25 percent of the class. By thinking about their thinking, a practice called metacognition, these students raised their final exam scores by 10 percent on average -
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Nightmare fuel: Trapped in airplane seat crawling with bedbugs Enlarge / Bed bug feeding on a human. (credit: Getty | VW Pics ) British Airways has apologized to a Canadian family who reported being feasted upon by a pack of bedbugs during an overnight flight from Vancouver to London earlier this month, CTV Vancouver reported . Szilagyi posted pictures of bites on her daughter's calves on Twitter. Passenger Heather Szilagyi was flying with her fiancé and eig
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Puppy dog eyes are for human benefit, say scientistsResearchers investigate how dogs change their expressions in response to their owners.
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The AOL-Yahoo Merger Apparently Smells Like Grapefruit, Cedar and 'Salty Ozone' Screenshot: oath.companystore Oath isn’t just Verizon’s cultishly-named agglomeration of Yahoo, AOL, and 12 other legacy web brands of varying relevance—it’s also a fragrance. The scent, which was given the name “Empowered,” isn’t sold in a bottle for easy dousing. The only way to imbue one’s body with the fusty stench of web 1.0 is through a 6" x 8" “Oath Scented Notebook,” available f
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NYPD can’t get story straight on evidence system backups Enlarge (credit: Oliver Morris/Getty Images)) In response to an Ars report on a court hearing in New York on October 17, New York City and New York City Police Department officials attempted to clarify the nature of the issues surrounding a lawsuit filed by the nonprofit legal defense organization Bronx Defenders. In response to reporting that the Property and Evidence Tracking System (PETS) did
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The powerful stories that shaped Africa | Gus Casely-HayfordIn the vast sweep of history, even an empire can be forgotten. In this wide-ranging talk, Gus Casely-Hayford shares origin stories of Africa that are too often unwritten, lost, unshared. Travel to Great Zimbabwe, the ancient city whose mysterious origins and advanced architecture continue to confound archeologists. Or to the age of Mansa Musa, the ruler of the Mali Empire whose vast wealth built t
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Cancer-linked proteins: Drugging the 'undruggable'Scientists have developed a new approach to targeting key cancer-linked proteins, thought to be 'undruggable'.
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Strømskinne oven på asfalten kan lade elbiler på fartenUniversitetet i Lund har udviklet en ny løsning til elektriske veje, der fjerner behovet for stort gravearbejde eller ledninger i luften.
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Backyard Bird Feeders May Be Altering the Course of Evolution Image: University of Oxford Evolution works very slowly—except when it doesn’t. New research shows that certain British birds appear to be changing quickly as result of bird feeders, evolving longer beaks to help them access the food inside. Many years ago, the late evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould proposed a concept he called “punctuated equilibrium,” in which species undergo rapid burst
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Anyone can track you with $1,000 of online ads For around $1,000, anyone can buy online ads that could allow them to track which apps you use, where you spend money, and your location, new research suggests. Privacy concerns have long swirled around how much information online advertising networks collect about people’s browsing, buying, and social media habits—typically to sell you something. But could someone use mobile advertising to learn
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Suomi NPP satellite sees Typhoon Lan's 50 nautical-mile wide eyeNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and captured an image of Typhoon Lan in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and saw a well-organized storm with a clear eye that was 50 nautical miles in diameter.
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Can an aspirin a day keep liver cancer away?A new study found that daily aspirin therapy was significantly associated with a reduced risk in hepatitis B related liver cancer.
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Physical inactivity and restless sleep exacerbate genetic risk of obesityLow levels of physical activity and inefficient sleep patterns intensify the effects of genetic risk factors for obesity, according to new results.
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Novel 'converter' heralds breakthrough in ultra-fast data processing at nanoscaleScientists have recently invented a novel 'converter' that can harness the speed and small size of plasmons for high frequency data processing and transmission in nanoelectronics.
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'Y' a protein unicorn might matter in glaucomaA protein shaped like a 'Y' makes scientists do a double-take and may change the way they think about a protein sometimes implicated in glaucoma. The Y is a centerpiece in myocilin, binding four other components nicknamed propellers together like balloons on strings.
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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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'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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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 has found that cool roofs can also save water by reducing how much is needed for urban irrigation.
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Spektakulær stjerneskudsregn er over os i weekendenDu kan se op til 25 stjerneskud i timen, men chancen er størst på Fyn og i Sydvestjylland.
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Grim’s Haunted Mansion: The Hunt Did you enjoy your experience in Grim’s attic? Hopefully so. But as you come back down to the floor below, you smell something a bit strange, even noxious. It’s wafting your way from one of the bedrooms, in fact (so it seems) from the master bedroom. What’s afoot in Grim’s sleeping quarters? Past the carved ebony doors, you venture in and take a peek. It’s not a pretty sight. Although Grim’s exqu
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Microsoft, Green Bay Packers launch tech initiative in WisconsinMicrosoft is making a move into Green Bay Packers country, expanding its efforts to bring digital connectivity and tech training to small cities and rural areas across the country.
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A step closer to understanding quantum mechanics: Physicists develop a new quantum simulation protocolFor most everyday experiences, such as riding a bicycle, using a lift or catching a ball, classical (Newtonian) mechanics is perfectly accurate.
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Bugs are buzzing off, and that's very bad Animals Insect populations are on the decline. Insects don't exist solely to annoy us—the Earth needs them. But apparently we're killing them off.
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Prozac in ocean water a possible threat to sea life, PSU 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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NASA-NOAA satellite sees Typhoon Lan's 50 nautical-mile wide eyeNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and captured an image of Typhoon Lan in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and saw a well-organized storm with a clear eye that was 50 nautical miles in diameter.
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The History of the Slinky72 years ago, an ambulatory coil of galvanized steel slinked into the history books.
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When Payday Loans Die, Something Else Is Going to Replace Them For years, the word most closely associated with payday loans has been predatory . These loans have been derided not just for how expensive they are, or how they tend to push borrowers into a series of recurring loans, but also because of who they target: poor and minority consumers who have few other banking options. New regulations released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this month
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The Bloody End of the Islamic State's Utopian Dream The fall of Raqqa this week completed the slow-motion demolition of the world’s only utopian movement worthy of the name. Like most utopian movements, the Islamic State was barbaric and iniquitous, precisely because it held its own refinement and egalitarianism in such high regard. Assume eventual absolution by history or God , and anything goes in the meantime. The pleasure of dancing on the Isl
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Better Things’s ‘Eulogy’ Is One of the Best TV Episodes of the Year It’s a testament to the particular counterintuitive genius of Better Things that when the FX show dedicated an episode to Sam’s pride in her career as an actress, it included a sequence in which she participated in one of the most ridiculous car-commercial shoots of all time. ( Can I drive now? ) “Eulogy,” the sixth episode of Better Things’ s second season, is one of the weirdest, loveliest, and
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Republicans Rally Around Raising the Deficit Republican senators have found the secret to recovering the unity that’s eluded them on major legislation this year. All they had to do was sacrifice the deficit. In narrowly approving a $4 trillion budget resolution on a 51-49 vote Thursday night, the GOP majority moved an important step closer to the major tax-cut plan that the party wants to enact by the end of the year. After this summer’s de
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Walmart Has Seen the Future, and It’s VR Shopping
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Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a rowThe annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row.
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Innovative smart watch and smart ringResearchers have developed a smart watch that takes the user to another dimension and a smart ring that provides powerful feedback.
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Gamma rays will reach beyond the limits of lightResearchers have discovered a new way to produce high energy photon beams. The new method makes it possible to produce these gamma rays in a highly efficient way, compared with today's technique. The obtained energy is a billion times higher than the energy of photons in visible light. These high intensity gamma rays significantly exceed all known limits, and pave the way towards new fundamental s
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How obesity promotes breast cancerObesity leads to the release of cytokines into the bloodstream which impact the metabolism of breast cancer cells, making them more aggressive as a result. The research team has already been able to halt this mechanism with an antibody treatment.
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'Antelope perfume' keeps flies away from cowsIn Africa, tsetse flies transfer the sleeping sickness also to cattle. The damage is estimated to be about 4.6 billion US dollars each year. Experts have developed an innovative way of preventing the disease. Tsetse flies avoid waterbucks, a widespread antelope species in Africa. The scientists imitated the smell of these antelopes.
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Chromosomes may be knottedLittle is known about the structures of our genetic material, chromosomes, which consist of long strings that -- according to our experience -- should be likely to become knotted. However, up to now it has not been possible to study this experimentally. Researchers have now found that chromosomes may indeed be knotted.
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Carbon coating gives biochar its garden-greening powerNew research has demonstrated how composting of biochar creates a very thin organic coating that significantly improves the biochar's fertilizing capabilities.
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How mosquitoes get away before you can slap them Strong, rapid wing beats with hardly any push off let mosquitoes make a fast getaway. The technique is in stark contrast to other insects, like flies, that push off first and then start beating their wings frantically, often tumbling uncontrollably in the process. That strong push off also lets us know they’re there before they have a chance to escape. “Mosquitoes take off mostly with their wings
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Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a rowThe annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row.
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Swansea University's physicists develop a new quantum simulation protocolA step closer to understanding quantum mechanics: Swansea University's physicists develop a new quantum simulation protocol.
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To vape or not to vape? Probably: Not to vape"There is confusion about whether e-cigarettes are 'safer' than cigarettes because the potential adverse effects of e-cigarettes are only beginning to be studied," said Kesimer, who is also a member of the UNC Marsico Lung Institute. "This study looked at possible biomarkers of harm in the lungs. And our results suggest that in some ways using e-cigarettes could be just as bad as smoking cigarette
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Personal omics data informative for precision health and preventive careMulti-omics profiling, the measurement and analysis of a person's genome along with other biomolecular traits, is an important step toward personal health management that provides valuable, actionable information, according to findings presented at the American Society of Human Genetics 2017 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.
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Scientists Discover a Tiny Monster in Canada's Arctic Ice Me on my way to work (Image: University of Manitoba) No one said that monsters needed to be big or even scary. But when James Dwight Dana first spotted one strange plankton species back in the 19th century, he knew he had something weird on his hands. “Little monster,” Monstrilla seemed like as good a name as any. After all, scientists can name species after pretty much anything, even penises . A
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Electroconvulsive therapy mostly used on women and older people, says study Findings are a cause for concern and symptom of the ‘over-medicalising of human distress’, says co-author of report using NHS data The use of electroconvulsive therapy to treat serious mental health problems is more prevalent in women and older individuals, researchers have found. The study, which looked at data from a group of NHS trusts in England between 2011 and 2015, found that, on average,
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Men at the top play by different rules, expert saysGary Powell, professor emeritus of business, is an internationally recognized scholar and educator on gender, diversity, and work-family issues in the workplace. He has also served as chair of the Women in Management (now Gender and Diversity in Organizations) division of the Academy of Management, and is a prolific author. As accusations against American film producer and former film studio execu
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Debat om eksamensnyd: Kan teknologi løse politiske problemer? Der er en række muligheder, der burde kunne løse undervisningsministerens problemer med eksamensnyd i gymnasiet uden at gå på kompromis med elevernes privatliv. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/debat-eksamensnyd-kan-teknologi-loese-politiske-problemer-1081908 Version2
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Migrants in Spain and Water in Colombia: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing Rescuing Migrants from a Couch in Galicia Gregory Beals | Foreign Policy “Over the past four years, De Andrés says she has built a network of about 3,000 refugees and volunteers without ever leaving her hometown of Vigo. She calls it “Red Alert”—a play on red , the Spanish word for net or network. De Andrés is not a trained aid worker, but her collaborative efforts to track people attempting to c
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Thousands of DIY foodies sickened in outbreak from poor agricultural practices (credit: PROUnknownNet Photography ) As the trend of backyard flock tending skyrocketed in recent years, so has deadly infections, the Associated Press reports . Since 2015, the number of Salmonella infections from contact with backyard poultry has quadrupled across the nation. This year, nearly every state has been pecked by outbreak strains; only Alaska and Delaware can crow about dodging them.
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Body Cam Study Shows No Effect On Police Use Of Force Or Citizen Complaints That's the conclusion of a study performed as Washington, D.C., rolled out its huge program. The city has one of the largest forces in the country, with some 2,600 officers now wearing cameras. (Image credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)
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BMW offices get 'inspection' in preliminary collusion probeBMW said Friday that European Commission staff conducted an "inspection" at company offices in Munich earlier this week in connection with news media allegations that German carmakers colluded on technology including diesel emission controls.
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Why we need to improve cloud computing's securityDo you often use Facebook? How about Snapchat, Gmail, Dropbox, Slack, Google Drive, Spotify or Minecraft? Perhaps all of them? Bottom line, if you use an online social network, e-mail program, data storage service or a music platform, you are almost certainly using cloud computing.
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Team to debut wearables that warn and wow at UIST 2017A watch that works in multiple dimensions and a smart ring that provides calendar alerts are among the top technology Dartmouth College will bring to the 30th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium (UIST 2017).
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Jupiter's Stormy Winds Churn Deep into the PlanetJuno probe discovers surprising activity in the giant planet’s interior -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Audit uncovers concerns about the use of electroconvulsive therapy in EnglandElectroconvulsive therapy (ECT) continues to be used in England without comprehensive national auditing.
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Apixaban -- metabolism, pharmacologic properties and drug interactionsNew oral anticoagulants (NOACs) represent direct-acting drugs functioning selectively for one specific clotting factor. Their clinical indications are the prophylaxis and treatment of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, the prevention of atherothrombotic episodes of individuals with acute coronary syndromes and atrial fibrillation
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Chromosomes may be knottedLittle is known about the structures of our genetic material, chromosomes, which consist of long strings that -- according to our experience -- should be likely to become knotted. However, up to now it has not been possible to study this experimentally. Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in Germany have now found that chromosomes may indeed be knotted.
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Dartmouth to debut wearables that warn and wow at UIST 2017A smart watch that takes the user to another dimension and a smart ring that provides powerful feedback are among the top technology Dartmouth College will bring to the 30th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium (UIST 2017).
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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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Insight into a hidden order seen with high field magnetA specific uranium compound has puzzled researchers for thirty years. Although the crystal structure is simple, no one understands exactly what is happening once it is cooled below a certain temperature. Apparently, a 'hidden order' emerges, whose nature is completely unknown. Now physicists have characterized this hidden order state more precisely and studied it on a microscopic scale. To accompl
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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.
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Nanomedicine researchers target disease at the molecular levelIt’s truly small-scale work. But researchers in nanomedicine – the study, development and application of materials under 100 nanometers in size to diagnose and treat disease – are making some big-time advances.
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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, research shows.
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What Happened After Three Developers Pirated Their Own Games Art by Sam Woolley . Game developers have been trying to figure out how to paddle their way through pirate-infested waters for decades. DRM, “glitches” designed to thwart pirates , and more DRM have done little to stem the tide. Seeing this, a handful of developers took less combative approaches, putting their games on sites like the Pirate’s Bay themselves. Months (or in some cases, years) later
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How jiggling underground cables could monitor earthquakes Researchers hope to turn the miles and miles of optical fibers already buried under California’s San Francisco Bay Area into an array of earthquake-detecting sensors. Optical fibers are thin strands of pure glass about the thickness of a human hair. They are typically bundled together to create cables that transmit data signals over long distances by converting electronic signals into light, deli
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China bans foreign waste – but what will happen to the world's recycling?The dominant position that China holds in global manufacturing means that for many years China has also been the largest global importer of many types of recyclable materials. Last year, Chinese manufacturers imported 7.3m metric tonnes of waste plastics from developed countries including the UK, the EU, the US and Japan.
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NTU deploys Singapore's first long-span wind turbineUshering in winds of change in clean energy, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has deployed the nation's first long-span wind turbine at Semakau Landfill, which is one of several to be installed in Singapore's drive towards sustainable energy solutions.
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High field magnet at BER II: Insight into a hidden orderA specific uranium compound has puzzled researchers for thirty years. Although the crystal structure is simple, no one understands exactly what is happening once it is cooled below a certain temperature. Apparently, a 'hidden order' emerges, whose nature is completely unknown.Now physicists have characterised this hidden order state more precisely and studied it on a microscopic scale. To accompli
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How Will Obama's Message Play in Trump's America? RICHMOND, Va.— The event had all the trappings of a vintage Obama rally. There was the bouncy Motown soundtrack; the chants of “yes we can”; the call-and-response with a crowd of die-hards— Fired up, and ready to go! —for whom seeing Barack Obama in the flesh seemed to stir emotions akin to a religious experience. And, of course, there was that hallmark of Obama’s rhetoric—audacious, unavoidable,
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How The Snowman Melts The Norwegian writer Jo Nesbø is a member of that peculiar subspecies of authors who specialize simultaneously in violent crime fiction and … children’s books. (James Patterson is another.) I have on more than one occasion worried that some small number of Nesbø’s kid-admirers might have accidentally picked up and perused a copy of his novel The Snowman , imagining it to be a goofy Yuletide romp.
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Facebook’s Evidence of Russian Electoral Meddling Is Only ‘the Tip of the Iceberg’ If Congress regulates social networks in new ways following the 2016 election, no single person will have been more responsible than Senator Mark Warner of Virginia. In the aftermath of the election, it was Warner who pushed Silicon Valley executives to delve more deeply into their data, looking for signs of Russian electoral interference. As the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Commit
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Oceans Can Rise in Sudden BurstsFossilized corals off Texas show that in the past, sea level rose several meters in just decades, probably due to collapsing glaciers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How to cook a more sustainable Sunday roastThe Sunday roast is an institution for many families across the globe. From Australia to the UK, families come together on a Sunday to share a meal. More often than not, this meal is centred around a joint of roast meat – traditionally lamb or beef.
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Schuberth C4 Modular Motorcycle Helmet: It Hushes the Hubbub of the Morning CommuteSchuberth's sleek C4 motorcycle helmet is designed to keep wind noise down, and has a chin shield that flips up.
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How on Earth Does Aquaman Fly in the *Justice League* Trailer?I have no idea how Aquaman got into the middle of a fight in the sky. He's not supposed to be able to fly.
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How to Make Self-Driving Cars See the World Like Humans, and Other News From the Week in CarsPlus, Alphabet builds a real city on data, General Motors tests robocars in Manhattan, Volvo unveils a Tesla-fighting EV, and more.
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'A Mortician's Tale' Review: This Might Be the First Game to Really Understand DeathVideogames have always used death as a punishment. Indie title 'A Mortician's Tale' wants to change that.
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Aalborgensiske 5G-forskere: Signalet skal frem på 0,014 millisekundSuperlav forsinkelse og bedre forhold mellem signal og indpakning er det, der skal til for at gøre fase to af 5G til IoT-teknologi.
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Watch This Guy Build a Nintendo Switch Clone That Plays Thousands of Classic Games GIF Still having a hard time finding a Nintendo Switch in stores? Or maybe you’re tired of waiting for Nintendo’s promised online store full of retro games? Tim Lindquist took things into his own hands and built a Nintendo Switch clone from scratch that can emulate games from over 50 classic systems. Lindquist spent his summer designing, engineering, and building his Nintimdo RP (slow clap) conso
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Add a Colorful Bias Light To Your TV For $9 EveShine RGB Bias Light , $9 with code AO62ENGB We see a lot of deals on home theater bias lights, but even by our standards, $9 is insanely cheap for an RGB model . Just stick it to the back of your TV, plug it into a USB port, and control it with the included remote.
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Physicists use mathematical algorithms to examine experimental 3-D structures of chromosomesEveryone knows that long bits of yarn, or charging cables and the like, tend to get quickly tangled and form nasty knots. Little is known about the structures of our genetic material, chromosomes, which also consist of long strings that—according to our experience—should be likely to become knotted. However, up to now it has not been possible to study this experimentally.
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A universal food and alarm cue found in mammalian bloodPredators use the smell to home in on wounded animals, whereas mammalian prey species avoid the same odour. This suggests that there may be an old, preserved, evolutionarily food and alarm molecule within the blood odour mixture that is the signal of blood. Researchers from Radboud University report in Scientific Reports of 20 October that they may have found this molecule called E2D, and it seems
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A Sugar Tax Is Not EnoughThere must also be a clear national dialogue on what healthy balanced diet looks like -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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'Antelope perfume' keeps flies away from cowsIn Africa, tsetse flies transfer the sleeping sickness also to cattle. The damage is estimated to be about 4.6 billion US dollars each year. Prof. Dr. Christian Borgemeister from the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn and his colleagues from Kenya and the UK have developed an innovative way of preventing the disease. Tsetse flies avoid waterbucks, a widespread antelope
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Fewer stillbirths at East African hospital following introduction of childbirth guidelinesIn collaboration with the health staff at Zanzibar's main hospital, Danish researchers have developed and introduced a short guide on childbirth care. The booklet seems to have had a significant effect, according to new research from the University of Copenhagen. After the guidelines were introduced, the number of stillbirths at the hospital fell by 33 per cent. The study reveals an opportunity to
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How the smallest bacterial pathogens outwit host immune defences by stealth mechanismsDespite their relatively small genome, mycoplasmas can cause persistent and difficult-to-treat infections in humans and animals. A study by Vetmeduni Vienna has shown how mycoplasmas escape the immune response. Mycoplasmas 'mask' themselves: They use their small genome in a clever way and compensate for the loss of an enzyme that is important for this process. This could be shown for the first tim
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Barrow researchers use novel imaging to predict spinal degenerationResearch by a Barrow Neurological Institute neurosurgery team on novel imaging technique assessment of patients with lumbar spine degeneration was published in the Aug. 28 issue of PLOS ONE.
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VW boss attacks Tesla for “barely selling 80,000 cars a year” Enlarge / Matthias Müller, CEO of Volkswagen, at the Volkswagen Preview Night prior to the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show. (credit: Sean Gallup | Getty Images) Well, this one will certainly set the cat among the pigeons. Via the Daily Kanban , we came across this video of Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller ripping Tesla during a panel discussion on the future of the automotive industry . Prompted by a comm
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Church that Worships AI God May Be the Way of the FutureA former Google and Uber engineer wants to establish Way of the Future, a religious group dedicated to a "godhead based on artificial intelligence."
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Finding wood alternatives for endangered ebonyLike many tropical wood types, ebony is an endangered species that is tricky to use, such in instrument manufacturing. Despite strict trade regulations, ebony stocks are plummeting. A substitute is urgently needed. And this is where the Empa spin-off Swiss Wood Solutions comes in. Its product, "Swiss Ebony", consists of modified Swiss maple, which boasts the same properties as ebony – a sustainabl
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New graphene nano-ribbons lend sensors unprecedented sensitivityPinning DNA-sized ribbons of carbon to a gas sensor can boost its sensitivity far better than any other known carbon material, says a new study from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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Why bystanders rarely speak up when they witness sexual harassmentThe uproar over allegations that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sexually abused and harassed dozens of the women he worked with is inspiring countless women (and some men) to share their own personal sexual harassment and assault stories.
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Experts recommend fewer lab tests for hospitalized patientsExperts have compiled published evidence and crafted an experience-based quality improvement blueprint to reduce repetitive lab testing for hospitalized patients.
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New function in gene-regulatory protein discoveredResearchers show how the protein CBP affects the expression of genes through its interaction with the basal machinery that reads the instructions in our DNA.
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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 study found.
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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 materials scientists.
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The microbial anatomy of an organThe first 3-D spatial visualization tool has been developed 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 cystic fibrosis and other conditions where
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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 researchers, promising to potentially save millions of dollars annually in wasted fruit.
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Lots of restaurant food is still way too salty A look at menu items from 66 of the top 100 chain restaurants shows that while restaurants are offering lower-sodium options, food—particularly in main course items—is still high. The average American aged 19-50 consumes more than 3,700 mg of sodium. The excess has been linked to high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease. Health experts have determined that a 1,200 mg drop in daily sodium in
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The AI That Has Nothing to Learn From Humans It was a tense summer day in 1835 Japan. The country’s reigning Go player, Honinbo Jowa, took his seat across a board from a 25-year-old prodigy by the name of Akaboshi Intetsu. Both men had spent their lives mastering the two-player strategy game that’s long been popular in East Asia. Their face-off, that day, was high-stakes: Honinbo and Akaboshi represented two Go houses fighting for power, an
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Why and how you should switch to Linux DIY It's time for a change. The Linux operating system boasts stronger security, bundled apps, and better performance on old hardware. Not sure how to switch? We've got you covered.
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How marine algae could help feed the worldOur planet faces a growing food crisis. According to the United Nations, more than 800 million people are regularly undernourished. By 2050, an additional 2 to 3 billion new guests will join the planetary dinner table.
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Close up view of growing polymer chain show jump steps(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Cornell University has devised a means for watching as a polymer chain grows after application of a catalyst. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team explains how they achieved this feat and the surprise they found when watching the chains grow in real time.
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Researching the risks and realities of wildfiresInternationally renowned expert on wildfires Albert Simeoni, a professor and the interim director of WPI's Fire Protection Engineering department, has been watching developments in Northern California where extreme fires have ravaged more than 200,000 acres, destroying nearly 6,000 structures and claiming more than 40 lives. It's the type of tragedy Simeoni says faculty and students at WPI's state
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Researcher studies vampiric silver lampreyIt's out there. Lurking, ready to feast on the blood of its victims, like the mythological vampire.
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Pollution Causes 9 Million Premature Deaths a Year
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RANKL expressed by osteocytes has an important role in orthodontic tooth movementTokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) researchers revealed that RANKL expressed by osteocytes is essential for the bone remodeling during orthodontic tooth movement. This result can facilitate the development of novel therapeutic strategies in orthodontics.
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How obesity promotes breast cancerObesity leads to the release of cytokines into the bloodstream which impact the metabolism of breast cancer cells, making them more aggressive as a result. Scientists from Helmholtz Zentrum München, Technische Universität München (TUM), and Heidelberg University Hospital report on this in 'Cell Metabolism'. The team has already been able to halt this mechanism with an antibody treatment.
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How solar peaker plants could replace gas peakersUnder a technology 2 market R&D contract with the DOE, CEO Hank Price of Solar Dynamics did the math on operating a tower CSP project in Arizona or California as a solar version of a typical gas peaker plant, by storing all of its solar energy thermally to be delivered in the evening just for 5 or 6-hours as dispatchable CSP (D-CSP). (see how CSP thermal solar storage works).
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Synkronisering af elnet kan stabilisere grøn strømVirtuelle synkronmaskiner hos producenter og aftagere kan give mere stabil forsyning i en fremtid med mange kilder til strøm.
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Temperature of lunar flashes measured for the first timeWhen small pieces of rock hit the moon's surface at incredibly high speeds, they produce flashes of light detectable from Earth. Now, astronomers have measured their temperature for the first time, using a telescope funded by the European Space Agency (ESA). The new observations are helping scientists find out more about these flashes and the near-Earth space objects that cause them.
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Scientist sees evidence of planet formation in narrow rings of other solar systemsNarrow dense rings of comets are coming together to form planets on the outskirts of at least three distant solar systems, astronomers have found in data from a pair of NASA telescopes.
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Dawn mission extended at CeresNASA has authorized a second extension of the Dawn mission at Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. During this extension, the spacecraft will descend to lower altitudes than ever before at the dwarf planet, which it has been orbiting since March 2015. The spacecraft will continue at Ceres for the remainder of its science investigation and will remain in a stable
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Green functionalisation of carbon-hydrogen bondsNUS chemists have developed a light enhanced, nickel catalysed method for carbon-hydrogen (C-H) bond functionalisation in organic molecules.
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Two teams independently test Tomonaga–Luttinger theory(Phys.org)—Two teams of researchers working independently of one another have found ways to test aspects of the Tomonaga–Luttinger theory that describes interacting quantum particles in 1-D ensembles in a Tomonaga–Luttinger liquid (TLL). The first team, with members from China, Germany and Australia demonstrated TLL behavior with cold atoms in a 1-D array. The second team, with members from Austra
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In Photos: The UK's Geologic WondersPhotos of craggy rock and a time-lapse photo of stars are just two of the winning entries for the "100 Great Geosites" photography competition, held by The Geological Society of London.
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Gamma rays will reach beyond the limits of lightResearchers have discovered a new way to produce high energy photon beams. The new method makes it possible to produce these gamma rays in a highly efficient way, compared with today's technique. The obtained energy is a billion times higher than the energy of photons in visible light. These high intensity gamma rays significantly exceed all known limits, and pave the way towards new fundamental s
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High field magnet at BER II: Insight into a hidden orderA specific uranium compound has puzzled researchers for thirty years. Although the crystal structure is simple, no one understands exactly what is happening once it is cooled below a certain temperature. Apparently, a 'hidden order' emerges, whose nature is completely unknown.Now physicists have characterised this hidden order state more precisely and studied it on a microscopic scale. To accompli
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Novel 'converter' heralds breakthrough in ultra-fast data processing at nanoscaleA research team from the National University of Singapore has recently invented a novel 'converter' that can harness the speed and small size of plasmons for high frequency data processing and transmission in nanoelectronics.
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New function in gene-regulatory protein discoveredResearchers at Umeå and Stockholm universities in Sweden and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US have published a new study in the journal Molecular Cell. In the article, they show how the protein CBP affects the expression of genes through its interaction with the basal machinery that reads the instructions in our DNA.
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Correcting position errors in spherical near to far-field transformation for long antennasThe experimental validation of an efficient iterative technique for compensating known position errors in a spherical near to far-field transformation (NTFFT) for elongated antennas using a minimum number of near-field (NF) measurements has been provided. This transformation exploits a non-redundant sampling representation of the voltage detected by the probe obtained by modeling a long antenna wi
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Experts recommend fewer lab tests for hospitalized patientsIn a review article publishing this week in JAMA Internal Medicine, physicians at Johns Hopkins, along with experts from several other institutions across north America, compiled published evidence and crafted an experience-based quality improvement blueprint to reduce repetitive lab testing for hospitalized patients.
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Physical inactivity and restless sleep exacerbate genetic risk of obesityLow levels of physical activity and inefficient sleep patterns intensify the effects of genetic risk factors for obesity, according to results of a large-scale study presented at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2017 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla. These results confirm and strengthen previous findings based on self-reported activity.
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Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's researchers laud FDA approval of CAR T-cell therapyFollowing a successful clinical trial involving Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, the first chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy for adult cancers was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, the only facility in the northeast to be part of the clinical trial, is one of a few locations certified
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'Y' a protein unicorn might matter in glaucomaA protein shaped like a 'Y' makes scientists do a double-take and may change the way they think about a protein sometimes implicated in glaucoma. The Y is a centerpiece in myocilin, binding four other components nicknamed propellers together like balloons on strings.
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That John Kelly Twitter Account Is Totally Fake (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Have you seen this Twitter account from General John Kelly , President Trump’s chief of staff? Some tweets from the account have started to go viral on conservative Twitter in recent days, as it gains followers at a rapid pace. But it’s totally fake. How do we know that it’s not really General John Kelly? Well, for one thing, the account slips the word “parody”
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Wonderstruck Chooses Mess Over Magic The plot of Wonderstruck , when described, sounds like the most rhapsodic of fables, blending childlike fantasy and New York City nostalgia to tell a story buoyed by swelling music and intricate visuals. The film follows two kids, a girl in the 1920s and a boy in the 1970s, each navigating the American Museum of Natural History by themselves, and each deaf (the girl born that way, the boy after a
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Regionspsykiatrien Vest ansætter ny ledende overlægeJanne Rezagi bliver en del af afdelingsledelsen i Regionspsykiatrien Vest.
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Bakterier i livmoderen kan påvirke barnets immunsystemNyt studie viser, at der eksisterer levende bakterier i kvinders livmoder.
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Review: Acer Chromebook 15 CB515-1HT-P39BThis Chromebook's big aspirations are undermined by software bugs and weak hardware.
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Lab notes: neutron stars collide; sexism and syphilis – the week in science A new frontier for science opened on Monday, when astronomers around the world witnessed neutron stars colliding – and resolved the debate about where gold and platinum come from. The extraordinary event, first picked up by the US-based observatory Ligo, in which the two ultra-dense stars spiralled inwards, violently collided and probably collapsed into a black hole, was “seen” for the first time
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Some Surprising Marvel Aliens Could Be Appearing in X-Men: Dark Phoenix The Hellboy reboot expands its cast. The comic book inspiration behind the Venom movie may have been revealed. Chris Carter teases Langley’s weird return in The X-Files . Plus, a new clip from Thor: Ragnarok , and behind-the-scenes on Justice League . To me, my Spoilers! X-Men: Dark Phoenix A rumor originating from Portuguese-language fan site Universo X-Men claims that the Skrulls—the infamous s
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Less food poisoning where workers get paid sick time? Laws requiring companies to give their employees paid sick leave may reduce foodborne illness outbreaks. More than 50 percent of foodborne illness outbreaks in the United States originate at food establishments, of which 46 percent are connected to an infected food worker. “…paid-sick-leave laws that are more employee-friendly were associated with reduced foodborne illness rates.” Food workers ma
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Scientists battle over whether violence has declined over timePeople are no more violent in small-scale societies than in states, researchers contend.
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New interventions to improve student academics and behaviorResearch has found that early educational experiences can have lifelong impacts on learning, behavior and health. Additionally, studies show that early intervention—identifying problems early and addressing struggles in the classroom and at home—can stop problems before they get worse. With the school year well underway, many teachers and parents are increasing efforts to find new ways to get stud
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Ensuring the safety of offshore carbon storageCarbon dioxide is an essential part of our atmosphere, but industrial and commercial activities over the past 150 years have seen CO2 emissions rise to problematic levels. EU-funded research is examining how to capture the gas at source and safely store it deep beneath the sea.
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The chemical that tells plants when it's time to sleepEach of us goes through a daily cycle. We wake up, spend the day eating, working and playing, and then we sleep. Messing with this cycle by not sleeping, doing shift work, travelling to a different time zone or living where there is 24 hours of light or dark can really interfere with our wellbeing and our long-term health.
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Designer binders protect silicon battery electrodesIn your electric car's battery, swapping an electrode with one made of silicon could let the battery store 10 times more energy. Why isn't silicon used? It falls apart. Scientists designed binders, small molecules and polymers, to modify the surface chemistry of the silicon. The binders improved resilience to cycling. A binder-based layer was formed during electrode preparation and initial cycling
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Using supercomputers to delve into the building blocks of matterNuclear physicists are known for their atom-smashing explorations of the building blocks of visible matter. At the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a particle collider at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Europe's CERN laboratory, they steer atomic nuclei into head-on collisions to learn about the subtle interactions
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Caged blue mussels as environmental detectivesTwo researchers in a boat loaded with thousands of blue mussels, collected from a mussel farm in Lillesand. The boat heads out the Kristiansand fjord, and the researchers deploy the blue mussels in the sea. Why are they doing this?
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Citizen scientist scuba divers shed light on the impact of warming oceans on marine lifeRising ocean temperatures may result in worldwide change for shallow reef ecosystems, according to research published yesterday in Science Advances.
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Why marking essays by algorithm risks rewarding the writing of 'bullshit'Picture this: you have written an essay. You researched the topic and carefully constructed your argument. You submit your essay online and receive your grade within seconds. But how can anyone read, comprehend and judge your essay that quickly?
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‘Assassin’ molecules drive cancer cells to self-destruct Research finds that certain small RNA molecules can trigger a mechanism hidden in every cell that forces it to self-destruct. This failsafe may protect us from cancer. “This could be a major breakthrough…” The mechanism could potentially become a novel form of cancer therapy, the study authors say. Cancer cells treated with the RNA molecules never develop resistance to them because they simultane
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Sparekrav får universitetshospital til at aflyse operationerSjællands Universitetshospital skal spare 25 mio. kr., og patienter med nyresten får derfor aflyst operationer.
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Tracing Indigenous Australian ochre sources via microbial 'fingerprinting'We have found a new method for pinpointing the geological origins of ochre found in Indigenous Australian artefacts.
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The U.S. Is Retreating from ReligionBy 2030, say projections, a third of Americans will have no religious preference -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Link between Adolescent Pot Smoking and Psychosis StrengthensResearch presented at a Berlin psychiatric conference shows teenage cannabis use hastens onset of schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Færre dødfødte børn på østafrikansk hospital efter indførsel af guidebog til fødselsbehandlingDanske forskere har i samarbejde med sundhedspersonalet på et hospital i Tanzania udviklet og indført...
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US astronauts begin third October spacewalk to repair ISS robotic armTwo American astronauts floated outside the International Space Station Friday for the third spacewalk this month aimed at repairing the orbiting outpost's robotic arm and replacing old video cameras.
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Countries with the highest pollution deaths, mortality ratesIncreasing pollution worldwide is proving deadlier than war, natural disasters or smoking, according to a new report published in the Lancet medical journal. Based largely on 2015 data from the Global Burden of Disease, the report estimates that at least 9 million premature deaths were caused during the year by diseases from toxic exposure.
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Drilling into the mysteries of seismic activityAn international expedition aims to better understand seismic activity through samples collected from one of the most geologically active areas in Europe.
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French-led EU push for heftier tax on internet giants stallsFrance's drive to force internet giants to pay more taxes is losing steam, amid resistance from other EU countries that offer tax shelter to companies like Apple.
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Daimler profits hit by costs of diesel emissions recallGerman automaker Daimler said Friday that its net profit fell 16 percent in the third quarter as a voluntary recall to improve diesel emissions hurt earnings at its Mercedes-Benz luxury car brand.
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Smog defies China's Communist Party congressBeijingers are going without barbecue. Construction sites have halted work. Factories hundreds of kilometres away have halted production.
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Why ‘normal’ salmon don’t get as many parasites New research reveals the inherent ability of salmon to avoid infection through their first line of defense—behavior. In the rapidly growing fish-farming industry, parasite outbreaks cause production inefficiencies, poor welfare for billions of fish, and negative consequences for wild populations when diseases spread. “Parasite outbreaks in wild fish have been induced by farmed fish in major farmi
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Waterside lighting drastically disrupts wildlife in the surrounding ecosystemResearchers in Germany find that streetlights near waterways attract flying insects from the water and change the predator community living in the grass beneath the lights. The findings show that artificial night-time lighting could have implications for the surrounding ecosystem and biodiversity, which should be considered when designing new lighting concepts.
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Songbird gets angry when its rivals are brilliant at singingMale tui songbirds signal their prowess with complicated songs, so they respond aggressively when they hear a particularly good vocalist
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New simulation technology to predict refugee destinations could improve aid effortsA computer simulation of refugees' journeys as they flee major conflicts can correctly predict more than 75% of their destinations, and may become a vital tool for governments and NGOs to help better allocate humanitarian resources.
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Gamma rays reach beyond the limits of lightResearchers have discovered a highly efficient way to produce high energy photon beams. The obtained energy is a billion times higher than the energy of photons in visible light. These high-intensity gamma rays significantly exceed all known limits, and pave the way towards new fundamental studies.
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Shallow soils promote savannas in South AmericaNew research suggests that the boundary between South American tropical rainforests and savannas is influenced by the depth to which plants can root. Shallow rooting depth promotes the establishment of savannas. Previous research has shown that precipitation and fire mediate tropical forest and savanna distributions. The study shows that below ground conditions need to be considered to understand
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Breakthrough in ultra-fast data processing at nanoscaleA research team from the National University of Singapore has recently invented a novel "converter" that can harness the speed and small size of plasmons for high frequency data processing and transmission in nanoelectronics.
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New function in gene-regulatory protein discoveredResearchers at Umeå and Stockholm universities in Sweden and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the U.S. have published a new study in the journal Molecular Cell. They show how the protein CBP affects the expression of genes through its interaction with the basal machinery that reads the instructions in our DNA.
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Poll finds most African-Americans view Black Lives Matter as an effective movementNews about the Black Lives Matter movement (BLM) breaks daily—"Can Black Lives Matter Win in the Age of Trump?" "Black Lives Matter Movement Cannot Be Sued, U.S. Judge Rules," "Black Lives Matter Sign Is Repeatedly Vandalized."
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Microfluidics devices clarify how dispersants modify asphaltene to keep pipes openIt sounds cliché, but things do get worse before they get better when oil and gas lines are being cleared of contaminants, according to Rice University researchers. Until now, nobody knew exactly why.
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A seemingly symbolic action shifted the climate change debateOn the face of it, environmentalist Bill McKibben's international climate campaign to have universities divest fossil fuel assets had limited success. Only a handful of institutions pledged to divest and it didn't affect the stocks of fossil fuel companies.
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New minimally invasive procedure saves dog's life—and her kidneyLucy, a Lab-Akita cross, was a perfectly healthy, happy nine-year-old dog until the day she started peeing blood.
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Find out what winter has in store for your state this year Environment And why the forecast involves a lot of waffling. All we want to know is whether we’ll get a big ol’ snowstorm. So, sorry in advance. This isn’t that kind of forecast—the one you want doesn’t exist. Here's why.
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Equifax Deserves the Corporate Death PenaltyOpinion: States have the power to dissolve companies that are bad actors. They should take action with Equifax.
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Honeywell Starts Testing Its Windowless War TruckThe new system taps augmented reality to give operators a complete sense of their surroundings.
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It's not just about the money, say STEM students of colorHigh-achieving undergraduates of color pursuing lucrative careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have their sights set on social justice, not just a big paycheck, according to a new Vanderbilt study published in American Journal of Education.
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Racialized social system of whiteness benefits whites' health in some ways, study findsAlthough many studies over the past century have looked at the effect of racism on American health outcomes, an astonishingly small amount of that research has asked how it affects the health of whites.
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Database eyes human role in earthquakesA new database showcasing hundreds of examples of human-triggered earthquakes should shake up policy-makers, regulators and industry executives looking to mitigate these unacceptable hazards caused by our own actions, according to a Western Earth Sciences professor.
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Norske nano-droner vinder frem i verdens forsvarEn norsk droneproducent er, efter at være blevet opkøbt af et amerikansk firma, kun vokset. Deres mikrodroner er bittesmå og næsten lydløse og bruges til militære formål af blandt andet Norge og Australien. Nu lokker en kontrakt med den amerikanske hær.
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A fresh look at fresh water—researchers create a 50,000-lake databaseCountless numbers of vacationers spent this summer enjoying lakes for swimming, fishing and boating. But are they loving these lakes to death?
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Acoustics of ancient Greek theaters found to be good, not greatTales of the acoustics at the 2300 year-old Greek theater of Epidaurus tend to be told in terms of superlatives. Not actually justified, according to measurements taken by researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology. They are the first to detail the acoustics of three ancient theaters, with over 10,000 measurements, which confirms that when actors speak very loudly, they can be understood
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The American Academy of Pediatrics has an Integrative Medicine ProblemThe American Academy of Pediatrics is usually a trustworthy source of high quality information for patients, caregivers, and pediatric medical providers. But when it comes to so-called integrative medicine, they have a massive biased blind spot. In this post, I discuss a recently updated clinical report from their Section on Integrative Medicine.
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Image of the Day: Sun BurnWhen certain melanocyte stem cells are exposed to UV rays, a molecular cascade can trigger melanoma, scientists find in mice.
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The Ultimate Mesh Wi-Fi System Has Never Been Cheaper Than It Is Today Eero Home Wi-Fi System , $300 Update : Sold out, but the similar NETGEAR Orbi mesh system is also on sale for $350 right now. Or you could install Fedora on a spare laptop with an extra USB network card to use as a router and firewall, and find some extra routers at the thrift store to act as repeaters. Eero basically invented the mesh router market, and their new wireless system is a marked impr
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A human-robot dance duet | Huang Yi & KUKAHarmoniously weaving together the art of dance and the science of mechanical engineering, Huang Yi performs a man-machine dance duet with KUKA -- a robot he conceptualized and programmed -- set to stirring cello by Joshua Roman.
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A home test kit may let you diagnose endometriosis years earlierIt can take years to diagnose extreme period pain as endometriosis. The longer it goes untreated, the more it affects fertility - could a spit test change that?
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Waterside lighting drastically disrupts wildlife in the surrounding ecosystemStreetlights near waterways attract flying insects from the water and change the predator community living in the grass beneath the lights. The findings, published today in Frontiers in Environmental Science, show that night-time artificial lighting could disrupt the surrounding ecosystem and biodiversity.
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Grafik: Sådan påvirker alkohol et fosterBarnet drikker fostervand med alkohol, og er påvirket i længere tid end moderen.
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FAA Proposes Worldwide Laptop Ban For Checked Bags on International Flights (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) The US Federal Aviation Administration wants the world’s airlines to stop letting passengers put large electronic devices like laptops in checked bags on international flights. The proposal, which will no doubt upset some frequent travelers, will be considered by the United Nations in the coming weeks. The FAA is concerned about the lithium-ion batteries that
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Science | The Guardian

Insectageddon: farming is more catastrophic than climate breakdown | George Monbiot The shocking collapse of insect populations hints at a global ecological meltdown Which of these would you name as the world’s most pressing environmental issue? Climate breakdown , air pollution , water loss, plastic waste or urban expansion? My answer is none of the above. Almost incredibly, I believe that climate breakdown takes third place, behind two issues that receive only a fraction of th
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Live Science

Baby Arachnophobia: Tots’ Fear of Spiders and Snakes May Be InnateBabies as young as 6 months become vigilant at the sight of creepy-crawlies.
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The Atlantic

Don't Forget to Adjust for Russian Trolls Former President George W. Bush’s speech this week in New York City flagged a malign force in the world: the “sustained attempt by a hostile power” to feed and exploit America’s divisions. “According to our intelligence services, the Russian government has made a project of turning Americans against each other,” Bush said. “This effort is broad, systematic, and stealthy, it’s conducted across a r
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Dagens Medicin

Ellen Trane: Regioner skal få styr på deres tolke Sundhedsminister Ellen Trane Nørby (V) er overhovedet ikke tilfreds med kvaliteten af tolkning i sundhedsvæsenet. Regionerne skal sørge for, at der er tolkning af en acceptabel kvalitet, indskærper hun på baggrund af nye afsløringer.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Cultivating the connections between people and their environmentAs the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, geography graduate student Megan Baumann has been spending the last few summers in Nicaragua learning from farmers how they manage their land and crops.
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Resurrecting extinct species raises ethical questions'Rise of the Necrofauna' examines the technical and ethical challenges of bringing woolly mammoths and other long-gone creatures back from the dead.
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Verizon's Long-Shot Bet to Disrupt Google and FacebookVerizon says Oath, its unit combining AOL and Yahoo, reaped $2 billion in quarterly revenue. That's a long way from Google and Facebook.
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Can We Still Rely On Science Done By Sexual Harassers?Scholars have ways to think about "problematic" artists and their work. But what about science and equally problematic scientists?
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Cutting Carbs Won't Save You From CancerA new study elucidating the mechanisms by which blood glucose fuels tumors is not the kind of science on which to build a diet.
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Airbus' A330-900neo Takes Off for the Very First TimeThe new jet is here to rival Boeing's successful 787 Dreamliner.
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Cryptojacking Lets Strangers Mine Cryptocurrency With Your BrowserThe recent onset of "cryptojacking" has left victims befuddled, but reforms could make it a valuable tool.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

New report shows compelling reasons to decriminalise sex workWe recently studied the health and safety of sex workers in Western Australia. While such a study was conducted in 2007, we were interested to see if the sex industry had changed in the past decade, and to learn more about the intersection of the law and health and safety for sex workers in WA. While the study was undertaken in WA, it would have implications nationwide.
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Faktatjek: Skader en halv øl dit ufødte barn?Sundhedsstyrelsens anbefalinger bygger især på et forsigtighedsprincip. Og ikke videnskabelig data.
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Science : NPR

Do You Care If Your Fish Dinner Was Raised Humanely? Animal Advocates Say You Should Concerns over animal welfare have led to changes in recent years in how livestock are raised. But seafood has been missing from the conversation. One group aims to change that. (Image credit: kali9/Getty Images)
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Current understanding of animal welfare currently excludes fish, even though fish feel painA leading expert in fish behaviour argues that our fundamental understanding and assessment of animal welfare must be changed to consider fish, or risk continued catastrophic impact on their welfare, in an article published today in Animal Sentience.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Take a walk on Mars—in your own living roomWhen NASA scientists want to follow the path of the Curiosity rover on Mars, they can don a mixed-reality headset and virtually explore the Martian landscape.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Image: Jovian moon shadowJupiter's moon Amalthea casts a shadow on the gas giant planet in this image captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft. The elongated shape of the shadow is a result of both the location of the moon with relation to Jupiter in this image as well as the irregular shape of the moon itself.
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The Atlantic

A Memoir's Humble Tale of Teaching In books and films about failing schools attended by poor students of color, a suspiciously upbeat plotline has become all too familiar. A novice teacher (usually white) parachutes in, overcomes her students’ distrust and apathy, and sets them on the path to college and worldly success. Such narratives are every kind of awful. They make the heroic teacher the center of attention, relegating the s
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Live Science

Snake Head Pops Out of Frog's Maw in Mesmerizing PhotoIn a stunning frog photo recently shared widely from Reddit, a swallowed snake isn't going down without a fight.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Researchers explore walleye for aquacultureMore than a thousand walleye are in the six sets of circular water tanks at the UW-Stevens Point Aquaponics Innovation Center in Montello, Wis. And they swim around in near-total darkness, their environment protected by several sets of pitch-black curtains.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

10 years of the trapped rainbow—the revolution of slow lightA decade on from suggesting light can be dramatically slowed - or even stopped - by new materials, Ortwin Hess reviews the progress and applications.
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Science | The Guardian

Land of milk and money: Qatar looks to farms to beat the Gulf boycott Emirate’s drive for food security is symbolic of its determination to make efforts to isolate it ‘a blessing inside a calamity’ John Dore is off to Doha’s vast and luxurious Hamad International airport to greet the 8pm flight from Los Angeles via Liège, Belgium. Wearing a straw hat with a small metal shamrock badge in homage to his Irish roots, his imminent visitors are neither family nor friends
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Ingeniøren

Topforsker: Gemmer andre civilisationer sig under tykke iskapper?Fremmede civilisationer i rummet kan leve godt og sikkert under hundreder af kilometer tykke iskapper på fremmede planeter uden at ane noget om resten af Universet, foreslår topforsker.
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Ingeniøren

Nye sensorer måler mikroværdierNye sensorer kan eksempelvis opdage om et bordben står et menneskehår højere end de andre – på et ti meter langt bord.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Your body's cells use and resist force, and they move. It's mechanobiologyMechanical forces rule biological processes, from the contractions of the pump-like heart, to muscles that resemble strings and pullies, and cells that carry out microscopic tugs-of-war.
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Science | The Guardian

British birds evolve bigger beaks to use garden feeders Researchers say UK’s enthusiasm for bird feeders compared with mainland Europe responsible for increase in beak length The reason some birds in Britain have evolved bigger beaks over the past 40 years may be down to the country’s enthusiasm for feeding them in their gardens, researchers have said. The report published on Thursday in the US journal Science compared beak length among great tits in
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

The search for the Southern rubber boaHigh in the San Jacinto Mountains about 100 miles east of Los Angeles, a secret slithers. Uncovering it takes watchful eyes, long nights and perseverance. But for UCLA's Jesse Grismer, the opportunity to track down a rare Southern rubber boa has been worth the wait.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Image: Simulating lunar surface operationsESA and the Canadian Space Agency are probing how to explore the Moon with a robot rover. The teams are investigating the challenges of remotely operating a rover in a representative lunar scenario with teams in several locations during 12–20 October.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Metallic nanoparticles 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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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Researcher studies pollinator plots for warm season grass lawnsThe nation's pollinators are in need of food and housing. Michelle Wisdom is stepping up.
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