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How The Good Place Goes Beyond ‘The Trolley Problem’ Last month, the NBC sitcom The Good Place returned for its second year after a first season that was widely praised as “ surreal and high-concept ” and “ ambitious and uniquely satisfying .” In the two-part pilot, the show introduced a woman named Eleanor (Kristen Bell) who dies and finds herself in a non-denominational heaven by mistake—and who decides to learn how to become a better person in o
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Watch Acetone Vapor Melt a Calculator Like a Salvador Dalí PaintingHere's how one YouTube user literally dissolved a calculator, creating a surreal and hypnotic video of the cool chemistry.
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Parasite Can Pass Warnings between Co-Joined HostsThe plant parasite dodder grafts itself to multiple hosts, fusing the plants into a superorganism that can produce surprising effects -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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This Sesame Street Parody Showcases the Tastiest Zombie Apocalypse Image: Sesame Workshop. Next time on The Walking Dead: cookies. Delicious, delicious cookies. Sesame Street, over its decades of existence, has always had a knack for pop culture parody. In trying to entertain and inform children (and the parents who end up watching kids’ TV shows), the show has long pulled from pop culture for jokes, lessons, and amazing musical numbers . This week, they set the
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Hip and knee replacement patients using fewer opioids to manage pain after surgeryOpioid use in patients recovering from hip and knee replacement decreased by one-third between 2006 and 2014, reflecting success in efforts to promote a multimodal approach to pain management (using a variety of methods to manage pain) rather than using opioids alone, reveals new research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.
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What Mongolian Nomads Teach Us About the Digital FutureI trekked with nomads. Their attitude about possessions presages a new age of traveling light.
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Steve Bannon's 'Season of War' Roadshow ANAHEIM, Calif. — Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon continued his campaign against the Republican establishment in a speech to the California Republican Party convention on Friday—while also calling for greater unity within the party. His targets included the current party leadership, but also the previous Republican president of the United States. Bannon, who rarely spoke publicly during his
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Grim’s Haunted Mansion: Trivia Grim’s bedroom seems a little bit tidier now. Satisfied for the time being, you now have some time to mosey downstairs to the kitchen and see about feeding the cat, which has started to yowl in hunger. The refrigerator door has another note on it: Fresh fish for the feline. Only the best. The cat— black, of course— meows and winds itself around your legs. It’s a very cute kitty, but after you’ve
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Saturday's Best Deals: JBL Headphones, Samsung Multi-Room Speaker, Dog Beds, and More Kick off your weekend with deals on JBL noise-cancelling headphones , dog beds , a Samsung multi-room speaker , and a lot more. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals JBL Everest Elite 300 , $110 $110 would be a pretty good price for a pair of Bluetooth on-ears from a top tier brand like JBL. But it’s absolutely unheard of for a pair with active noise c
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Acetaminophen may help reduce postoperative shiveringAdministering acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, during surgery may reduce the incidence of postoperative shivering, suggests a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.
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Diabetes boosts risk of cognitive issues after surgery, especially in seniors, study findsOlder patients with diabetes may be at an 84 percent higher risk of developing postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) than those who are not diabetic, suggests new research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.
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Ketamine may help treat migraine pain unresponsive to other therapiesKetamine may help alleviate migraine pain in patients who have not been helped by other treatments, suggests a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2017 annual meeting.
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How Internet Porn Is Changing How Men and Women Are Having Sex It's one of the first studies to look at the impact internet porn has had on women's sex lives. Read More
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Spørg Scientariet: Hvor hurtigt blev Danmark dækket af is under den seneste istid?En læser vil gerne vide, hvor længe det tog isen at dække Danmark under den seneste istid – og hvor hurtigt det forsvandt igen. Det svarer geolog fra GEUS på.
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How to control your app permissions DIY It's 10 PM. Do you know what your apps are doing? Apps often have access to private information like your contacts and even your location. Here's how to check and limit what they can do on your phone.
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Ars Technica

Here are sci-fi inspired supplies for binging Stranger Things next weekend Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson ) I love October. As an avid baker and Halloween reveler, I usually spend the whole month whipping up my favorite fall desserts and packing in as many gnarly sci-fi and horror flicks as possible. It’s just not October without the smell of spiced apples baking in the oven, knife-wielding serial killers, sage and sausage stuffing, flesh-eating zombies, pumpkin bread,
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The Czech Republic's Fake News Problem In Prague, there’s a popular website with a reputation among journalists and politicians for publishing content seemingly aimed at stirring up trouble or disrupting the status quo, exaggerating facts, and blasting out sensational headlines. Dramatic articles about the dangers of refugees and Islam pop up frequently on the site. Populist-leaning politicians quote its stories, and often grant inter
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Space Science Needs a Private-Funding BoostCost-effective commercial capabilities could spark new waves of discovery -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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In Star Wars, Droids Can Also Find Love All Images: Marvel Comics, art by Angel Unzueta and Arif Prianto Star Wars has droids for everything: translation, repairs, services, what have you—but, apparently, those droids do much more than we ever thought. In issue #20 of the Marvel’s Poe Dameron comic, it was revealed that BB-8 has some kind of love interest. No. Really. Here are the two pages in question. Apparently Poe’s personal X-Wing
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The E.P.A.’s Top 10 Toxic Threats, and Industry’s PushbackThe Environmental Protection Agency published toxic chemicals it will evaluate first under a new law. Here is a look at those chemicals, how they are used and the health threats.
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Trump Rules: Why Has the E.P.A. Shifted on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Helps Call the ShotsA scientist who worked for the chemical industry now shapes policy on hazardous chemicals. Within the E.P.A., there is fear that public health is at risk. (At right, a signing ceremony for new rules on toxic chemicals.)
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Harlan Ellison Is Sci-Fi's Most Controversial FigureBut Nat Segaloff's new biography captures the author's big personality and enormous talent.
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Ars Technica

Artificial eye dominance may speed reading for people with dyslexia Enlarge / Things tend to be a bit out of focus for my kids. (credit: Baruk Feddabonn ) I have to admit that my only experience of dyslexia is via family members. My youngest daughter has just started high school, and she's struggling with all the reading associated with three languages, an issue that bleeds over into all the other subjects. In testing, she scores high on reading comprehension but
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After Making Mugabe a ‘Good-Will Ambassador,’ W.H.O. Chief Is ‘Rethinking’ ItThe decision outraged medical professionals, rights groups and others who took to social media to call it an “insult” and “a sick joke.”
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Nicki Minaj and HBO Europe: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing Nicki Minaj, Always in Control Roxane Gay | T: The New York Times Style Magazine “I am stunned by the number of people Minaj has at her service. … She is the center of gravity for a great many professionals, and she wears that responsibility well. When her eyes are done, Minaj sits on the adjacent couch, arranging her robe to her liking. There is regality in how she sits. That she is wearing a ba
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Eksportpotentiale i aarhusiansk smart city-modelKlogt kommunalt samarbejde kan sprede danske smart city-løsninger til resten af verden. Aarhus Kommune var først til at satse på den åbne EU-standard og har fået følgeskab af 35 kommuner og 3 regioner.
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Russian Spies Rush to Exploit the Latest Flash Zero Day and More Security News This WeekAnother Flash zero-day, a Microsoft breach, and more of this week's top security news.
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Captains of Finance Dismiss Bitcoin at Their PerilThe technological revolution has been slow to arrive in finance, but it is surely coming.
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Ars Technica

Gran Turismo Sport review: A brilliant, but very new, direction for the series Gran Turismo Sport is a great racing game. What it's not is a simple PS4 port of the last GT game . Almost everything about this latest release is different from every game that has come before it in the series. There are way fewer selectable cars than the competition (and previous GT games). There aren't many tracks. You won't spend hours buying new parts for your car or taking it for an oil cha
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China Bans Foreign Waste--but What Will Happen to the World's Recycling?The impact of this will be far-reaching because China is the dominant market for recycled plastic -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Van Jones – Blind Spots & Sore Spots – Think Again - a Big Think Podcast #121 Democracies can fail. They usually do. Van Jones on how America might become functional again. Read More
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Experience 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos Audio With This Samsung Sound Bar, Now Cheaper Than Ever [Exclusive] Samsung HW-K950/ZA Atmos Sound Bar , $730 with code KINJASOUNDBAR While 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound involves placing speakers around your room on a single plane, the concept behind Dolby Atmos is to give audio an element of height. If you don’t want to install speakers in your ceiling though, this Samsung system is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to pull off the effect. At first glance , this
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George Michael, Through George Michael's Eyes The most mysterious period of George Michael’s life was the final one, the years he spent in his mansion in Goring-on-Thames, largely unseen by the outside public, following him falling out of a car in 2013 . He’d mostly disappeared from headlines until the news of his death of natural causes at age 53 on Christmas Day 2016. George Michael: Freedom , the Channel 4 documentary airing Saturday on S
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Gear for the Multi-Modal Work Commuter: Microsoft Surface Book, Tern Vektron E-Bike, Cole Haan, Nau, Topo DesignsWhen the trek to work involves multiple modes of transit, this gear will ease your way.
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A Viral Game About Paperclips Teaches You to Be a World-Killing AI_Paperclips_ is a simple clicker game that manages to turn you into an artificial intelligence run amok.
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Space Photos of the Week: 130 Million Light Years Away, Two Neutron Stars CollideFor the first time in human history and modern science, researchers have detected ripples in spacetime produced by the violent impact of two dense neutron stars
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San Francisco Suspends Chariot Service in Inspection Paperwork DebacleThe Golden State yanks the van commuting service’s license after it fails three inspections.
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Ars Technica

Key e-mail from feds got caught in body-cam maker’s spam filter Enlarge / A Los Angeles police officer wears an AXON body camera during the Immigrants Make America Great March to protest actions being taken by the Trump administration on February 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images) Axon, the largest manufacturer of body-worn cameras, said Thursday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it had missed e-
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'Impossible To Save': Scientists Are Watching China's Glaciers Disappear Xinjiang has nearly 20,000 glaciers, half of China's total. They're all receding at a record pace — and will continue to melt, some scientists warn, even if global temperatures stop rising. (Image credit: Rob Schmitz/NPR)
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The Atlantic

America’s Sexual-Assault Epidemic The allegations started in Hollywood, then spread to Silicon Valley, and after that engulfed New York City media circles. Harvey Weinstein’s downfall was just the beginning. The accusations, then firings, of many other powerful men have sparked a public conversation about an uncomfortable issue that rarely surfaces. And, at least for now, that’s created a very different kind of dialogue about sex
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Dansk Ingeniørforening indvier nyt hus på Vester Farimagsgade24. oktober 1935 gik flaget for første gang til tops over Dansk Ingeniørforenings Hus og under overværelse af Hans Majestæt Kongen, statsminister Stauning og 600 andre gæster blev det nye domicil indviet til tonerne af ‘Kong Christian’.
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The Atlantic

Will DACA Parents Be Forced to Leave Their U.S.-Citizen Children Behind? With the cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an estimated 200,000 children are at risk of losing their parents. In September, the Trump administration announced it was rescinding DACA pending a six-month delay. The program is an Obama-era initiative that shields undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children from deportation, and allows them to wo
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The Atlantic

Wouldn't It Be Nice to Have a Woman's Shoe Emoji That Isn't a Red Stiletto? Emojitracker is, in theory, a database that tracks the emojis people use, in real time, on Twitter. Emojitracker is in practice, however, even more than an offering of information, a work of art. Spanning 10 columns across, and many, many rows down, the site dynamically sorts the pictograms that have thus far been standardized into the digital lexicon: As people publish emojis, at a general rate
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The Atlantic

The History of Russian Involvement in America's Race Wars According to a spate of recent reports , accounts tied to the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency—a Russian “troll factory”— used social media and Google during the 2016 electoral campaign to deepen political and racial tensions in the United States. The trolls, according to an interview with the Russian TV network TV Rain, were directed to focus their tweets and comments on socially di
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Big Think

Canadian Province Bans Face-Covering Garb in Public A woman wearing a burka or niqab will need to take it off on provincial property. Read More
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A New Study Finds a Psychedelic Treatment for Depression, with a Side of Mushrooms A new study shows that psilocybin can "reset" the brain and put depression in the rear-view mirror. Read More
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How Many Years of Good Health Do You Have Left? This Calculator Can Tell You The good news is, most of the factors that go into good long-term health are in our control. Read More
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Want to Boost Your Brain Power? Try This Exercise Developed at Johns Hopkins This is the 1 st brain game proven to improve cognitive abilities. Why not try it yourself? Read More
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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending October 21, 2017)This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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VIDEO: Bog undersøger dansk dobbeltspil om grønlandsk atomreaktorEn underdirektør fra Risø så i 1960'erne igennem fingre med, at amerikanerne tillod mindre udslip fra en atomreaktor under indlandsisen. Det afslører en ny bog om Camp Century.
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Viden

So ein Ding tester: Kan man måle køreglæde?Med elektroder på hoved og krop har Nikolaj Sonne indvilliget i at være forsøgskanin i en test, der skal undersøge om køreglæde kan måles.
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Science | The Guardian

A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing due to humans. It's a catastrophe Insects have triumphed for hundreds of millions of years in every habitat but the ocean. Their success is unparalleled, which makes their disappearance all the more alarming Thirty-five years ago an American biologist Terry Erwin conducted an experiment to count insect species. Using an insecticide “fog”, he managed to extract all the small living things in the canopies of 19 individuals of one s
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Scotland has banned smacking children – so should everyone elseSpanking children doesn’t make them better behaved – but it can put them at risk of mental illness, and should be outlawed everywhere
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The Atlantic

Shinzo Abe Keeps Winning When Shinzo Abe, the prime minister of Japan, called a lower house snap election in September, he appeared to be imperiling his supermajority and risking a Theresa May nightmare scenario: losing power by winning a narrow victory. Abe didn’t need to call elections until December 2018, but took the plunge early to capitalize on both an opposition in more disarray than usual, and the boost to his pu
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Science | The Guardian

Flattening in England, resurgent in Scotland: accents still shape our island life | Ian JackSouth of the border, dialects are discussed as a matter of interest. North of the border, they really matter Accents might be seen as the failure of speech to match some imaginary norm. What’s odd in Glasgow seems ordinary in Essex, and vice versa; and what was ordinary yesterday seems extraordinary now. In Ma’am Darling , Craig Brown’s recently published (and very entertaining) biographical study
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Ars Technica

Report: Twitter CEO took a Russian impostor’s bait in 2016 Enlarge / Jack Dorsey, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter. (credit: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg ) As the public learns more about confirmed Russian troll accounts on social media platforms over the past few years, reporters have begun digging into any ties the sham accounts may have with major political or tech voices. The Daily Beast found a pretty big one on Friday, when it confirmed
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Popular Science

This entourage of weirdos hangs out in Earth's cosmic neighborhood Space Don’t you want to meet them? Earth is a planet of habit. It rigorously adheres to a whirlwind of a daily schedule spinning through its tasks (mostly: spinning.)…
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Gizmodo

Chase's Freedom Card Gets You Quarterly Point Windfalls in Rotating Categories Chase Freedom We’ve already covered Chase’s flagship credit cards, which bring huge benefits to frequent travelers. Today we’re talking about the Chase Freedom , a no-fee card that everyone can get a lot of mileage from. Unlike the fixed categories of the other Ultimate Rewards cards, the Freedom features rotating 5% back bonuses on categories like restaurants, gas, and department stores. There a
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Creighton Hale, 93, Inventor of Little League Helmet, DiesA physiologist and longtime Little League executive, Mr. Hale worked hard to make baseball safer for young players.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

The place spacecraft go to dieWhy one of the Earth's most remote places is the preferred place to dump space junk.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Mosquitos to Other Flying Insects: Do You Even Generate Lift?Mosquitos stealthily float off us after filling up, by virtue of fast wingbeats that generate almost instant lift with only an imperceptible additional push from the legs. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NYT > Science

I.R.S. Says It Will Reject Tax Returns that Lack Health Insurance DisclosureThe agency says it won’t accept individual tax returns that don’t meet requirements under the Affordable Care Act.
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Ars Technica

Elon Musk’s Boring Company is digging a 10-mile tunnel in Maryland Enlarge / A hyperloop test track built outside SpaceX headquarters. (credit: Megan Geuss) On Thursday, Maryland officials gave Elon Musk’s Boring Company permission to dig a 10.1-mile tunnel “beneath the state-owned portion of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, between the Baltimore city line and Maryland 175 in Hanover,” according to the Baltimore Sun . According to Maryland Transportation Secret
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: Trump and the Troops What We’re Following White House Controversy: Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended President Trump’s remarks to families of fallen troops, as well as Chief of Staff John Kelly, who had offered an inaccurate anecdote about the Florida congresswoman who criticized Trump’s condolences ( here’s a full account of the tangled scandal). Trump was said to have upset the widow of Sergeant La Da
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The Atlantic’s Week in Culture Don’t Miss What Martin Scorsese Gets Right About Rotten Tomatoes — David Sims argues that the director is blaming the critical aggregator for dooming more complex films, but that the deeper problem is studio neglect. Chris Szagola / AP Sports Kyrie Irving, the NBA’s Singular Star — Robert O’Connell notes that while players around the league team up to chase the Warriors, the Celtics’ new point gu
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Gizmodo

Ad Tech CEO Arrested for Battery, Attempted Murder, and Child Abuse [Updated] Screenshot: Vungle.com Zainali Jaffer, the co-founder and CEO of ad tech platform Vungle, has been placed on indefinite leave after being arrested for a litany of crimes. According to inmate information from the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office, Jaffer is being held on charges of child abuse, lewd act upon a child, “oral copulation of a person under 14,” assault with a deadly weapon, battering a
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What Kind Of Deal Can Diesel Dave Negotiate On This Chevy C-10? | Diesel Brothers #DieselBrothers | Mondays 9p Muscle lets Diesel Dave lead the negotiation for the C-10 they're looking to slam and make into a bad ass lowrider. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/diesel-brothers/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DieselBrothersTV https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow on Twitter
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Trilobites: Meet the Overcompensators, Plants That Get Tougher and Meaner When AttackedDamaging some plants sets off a molecular chain of events that causes them to grow back bigger and produce more seeds and chemical defenses simultaneously.
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Pollution killed 9 million people in 2015First global look estimates the massive human and financial toll caused by pollution-related health problems.
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The Reaper Botnet Could Be Worse Than the Internet-Shaking Mirai Ever WasBuilding on the devastating Mirai botnet that took major sites offline a year ago, Reaper has some scary new tricks.
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The 10 Best Deals of October 20, 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 Smart Thermostat Refurb Nest Learning Thermostat (2nd Generation) , $139 The Nes
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Researchers quantify breast cancer risk based on rare variants and background riskRare variants combined with background genetic risk factors may account for many unexplained cases of familial breast cancer, and knowing the specific genes involved could inform choice of prevention and treatment strategies, according to findings presented in a plenary session at the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) 2017 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla.
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Popular Science

Adobe is training AI to be a better photo and video editor than you Technology Tech demos from the Max convention show impressive tech, all driven by machine learning Colorizing photos, removing objects from videos, matching artistic styles, and some other fascinating AI tech from Adobe.
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Ars Technica

Archaeologists are mystified by ancient “gates” in Saudi lava fields Google Earth For almost a century, aerial photographers have been documenting mysterious, millennia-old structures built from low walls of stone in the rocky lava fields, known as harrat , in Syria, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. This desert region, blistered with volcanic mounds, is nearly devoid of life. But seen from above, the barren ground is covered with massive, interlocking geoglyphs that take
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Mountain glaciers shrinking across the WestA technique using satellites to create twice-yearly elevation maps of US mountain glaciers provides new insight into thinning of glaciers in the lower 48 states.
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Exploring how herpes simplex virus changes when passed between family membersA new study offers a rare glimpse into the genetics of a herpes simplex virus transmission event -- information that may prove useful in future development of therapeutics and vaccines. The study reveals nearly perfect genetic transmission of the virus from a father to his son and lays the foundation for future studies exploring the genetic diversity of this virus.
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: White House Defends Kelly’s Defense Today in 5 Lines President Trump pledged to pass the “biggest” tax cut in American history the day after the Senate passed a $4 trillion budget paving the way for tax reform. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended Chief of Staff John Kelly after his remarks criticizing Representative Frederica Wilson, who said Trump had disrespected a Gold Star family during a condolence call
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The Atlantic

What the Hell Happened in Niger? On October 4, a small group of U.S. troops were preparing to leave a meeting with community leaders near the small town of Tongo Tongo in Niger. They were close to the Malian border, traveling in unarmored pick-up trucks with limited weaponry and a few dozen of their Nigerien counterparts. Then they were ambushed. By the time the more than 30-minute assault was over, three U.S. troops were confir
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Watch the Orionid Meteor Shower Peak This Weekend Image: Mike Lewinski /Flickr The Earth is once again passing through the debris left behind by Halley’s Comet, producing the Orionid meteors that peak this weekend. Go outside! Look at space! The Orionids produce a shower annually, peaking at around 20 to 25 meteors per hour. As with all meteor showers, they’re named for the constellation they appear to stem from in the sky, Orion in this case (o
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Pollution responsible for 16 percent of deaths globally -- Lancet Commission reportDiseases caused by pollution were responsible in 2015 for an estimated 9 million premature deaths -- 16 percent of all deaths worldwide, according to a report by The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health. SFU health sciences professor Bruce Lanphear is a commissioner and author.
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Twitter Hasn’t Done Enough to Fix Its Propaganda Problem Photo: Getty Twitter couldn’t drop the ball any harder this year if it tried. Death threats, continual harassment, and now this. The company has, by all indications, taken a half-hearted, if not careless approach to handling the information wars rampant on social media. Although Twitter has long stood with users against intrusive government surveillance—severing the access of social media monitor
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Inside Science

The Day That Made Cosmic History The Day That Made Cosmic History This past summer, more than 4,500 scientists worked together in the first observation of a neutron star merger. Here’s how it went down. neutronstarmerger_animated3.gif Image credits: Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator Rights information: Copyright American Institute of Physics ( reprinting information ) Space Friday, October 20, 2017 - 15:30 Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
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Gadget Lab Podcast: New Alexa Speakers From Sonos and Ultimate EarsA surge of voice-assisted speakers rushed the shores this month.
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Sea Lilies on Twitter Are Mesmerizing … And Not What They SeemAmazing images and GIFs making the rounds on Twitter reveal little-known marine creatures.
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Science : NPR

Orionid Meteor Shower Will Peak Overnight, With Best Show Before Dawn Last year, the Orionids were hampered by a bright moon. But this year, there's barely a sliver of moon in the sky, which should allow the remnants of Halley's Comet to shine. (Image credit: Jeffrey Sullivan/Flickr)
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Dana Foundation

Music and Meaning: Hitting the Right Notes Relating neuroscience to the humanities, politics, and other disciplines is a primary goal of the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University. Part of its mission is to sponsor programs that examine the implications of brain and other kinds of research and debate issues and ideas with scientists and inquisitive audience members. The center’s most recent program was titled, “Music and Me
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Eyewire Release Report 10/20/2017 Happy Friday! We hope you’ve had a points-packed week. Here are all changes on Eyewire since the last report, even if there was a separate post about something big, so that you have a comprehensive picture of everything new from the last few weeks. Mystics, if you missed the news earlier, seg grenades are no more ! Some further Inspect/Review UI tweaks have been made. The “Reap” button is now blu
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BU researchers create tool to measure, control protein aggregationIn the cover article in the current issue of Cell, BU Biomedical Engineer Ahmad S. Khalil along with colleagues from MIT and the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, among others, describe the synthetic genetic tool they built to quantitatively sense, measure and manipulate protein aggregation in live cells. This may open the door to greater understanding and treatment of a range of maladi
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Biggest Study of Police Body Cams Yet Finds No Change in Use of Force or Citizen Complaints A still from body camera footage showing a police shooting in San Diego. (Image: AP) A landmark new study following officers in the nation’s capital has found no evidence that body cameras reduce allegations of police misconduct or officer use of force. More than 2,000 officers participated in the study, making it the largest of its kind in the US. Tracked over several months, Metropolitan Police
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The World Anti-Doping Agency Is Cracking Down On Gene-Editing In Sports Image: AP The promise of gene therapy has the potential to drastically limit the impact of human disease by altering the make-up of the body’s cells to fight back against deadly invaders. If used recreationally, though, gene therapy could also expand the physical limits of human strength and endurance. Like high-tech steroids, gene therapies could one day be a new way for athletes to dope. Hoping
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When you get a stitch in your side, what's really going on? Ask Us Anything Doctors still don’t know what causes it, or how to stop it There’s no standard advice for how to prevent a side stitch, because we don’t know the mechanism that produces the pain in the first place.
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Live Science

Woman's 'Missing' IUD Turns Up in Her BladderA woman's IUD that appeared to be "missing" from her uterus turned up in an unusual place: her bladder.
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The Atlantic

What the United States Did in Indonesia A trove of newly declassified diplomatic cables reveals a surprising degree of American involvement in a brutal anti-communist purge in Indonesia half-a-century ago. In Indonesia in October 1965, Suharto, a powerful Indonesian military leader, accused the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) of organizing a brutal coup attempt, following the kidnapping and murder of six high-ranking army officers. Ov
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How the White House's Week Went Off the Rails The week of October 15 was supposed to be set aside to reflect on character. “We celebrate National Character Counts Week because few things are more important than cultivating strong character in all our citizens, especially our young people,” President Trump said in declaring it . “The grit and integrity of our people, visible throughout our history, defines the soul of our Nation. This week, w
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Troubled By Flint Water Crisis, 11-Year-Old Girl Invents Lead-Detecting Device The Colorado seventh-grader was unimpressed by the options her parents had to test water in their home. So she created a sensor-based device using chemically treated carbon nanotubes to do it faster. (Image credit: Andy King/Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge)
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Mind: How Fiction Becomes Fact on Social MediaPlatforms like Facebook and Twitter offer up memes designed to feel real, if only for an instant — long enough for our minds to make a false connection.
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Dogs Make Facial Expressions, But Only When They've Got an Audience Image: latteda/Flickr Some dog owners claim to be able to read the face of their cuddly canine like a book, but it’s completely possible they’re just projecting. New research suggests it’s not just their imagination, and that dogs really do switch on the puppy eyes —but only in the presence of a captive audience. Research published in Scientific Reports shows that dogs make facial expressions in
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Ars Technica

50-year-old research issue still biting biologists Enlarge / HeLa cells, long after it was apparent they were trying to take over the world. (credit: Tom Deerinck/NIH ) Normally, news involves something that is, as the name implies, new. But this week, attention was given to a problem in biology that is anything but new. There have been decades of warnings that researchers sometimes perform studies using cells that have been misidentified—present
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Dawn spacecraft will keep orbiting the dwarf planet Ceres indefinitelyNASA just gave the Dawn spacecraft a second mission extension to orbit Ceres indefinitely.
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Serialized Television Has Become a Disease Image: “City on the Edge of Forever,” Star Trek, CBS At New York Comic Con, during the Star Trek: Discovery panel, Alex Kurtzman said something that I’ve been thinking about a lot. He said that you couldn’t do “City on the Edge of Forever” now, because Kirk would have to spend a whole season mourning Edith Keeler. Instantly, something in me rebelled. “But ‘City on the Edge of Forever’ is perfect
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The skinny on lipid immunologyScientists reveal new insights into the basis for T cell receptor (TCR) autoreactivity to self-phospholipids, with implications for autoimmune diseases.
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The end of pneumonia? New vaccine offers hopeA new vaccine under development provoked an immune response to 72 forms of the bacteria that's responsible for pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis. That's up from the 23 forms of bacteria covered by current immunizations. The new vaccine, which represents the 'most comprehensive' coverage of pneumococcal disease to date, could greatly reduce the number of deaths from the disease.
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Microfluidics probe 'cholesterol' of the oil industryResearchers 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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US ocean observation critical to understanding climate change, but lacks long-term national planningOcean observing systems are important as they provide information essential for monitoring and forecasting changes in Earth's climate on timescales ranging from days to centuries. A new report finds that continuity of ocean observations is vital to gain an accurate understanding of the climate, and calls for a decadal, national plan that is adequately resourced and implemented to ensure critical o
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Volcanoes that spew stretchy ice could make dwarf planets brightSomething strange is happening on dwarf planets Eris and Makemake. They’re tiny and cold, but they still show surprising signs of geologic activity, like real planets
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Google’s quantum computing plans threatened by IBM curveballA mathematical leap has let IBM simulate a 56-qubit quantum computer on a traditional machine, the biggest yet on a classical computer
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City-Size Lunar Lava Tube Could House Future Astronaut ResidentsA city-size lava tube has been discovered on the moon, and researchers say it could serve as a shelter for lunar astronauts.
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Drone Video of Border Wall Prototypes Accidentally Shows How Worthless the Wall Would Be GIF Construction of border wall prototypes by US Customs and Border Protection outside of San Diego, California (GIF made from US Customs and Border Protection video) US Customs and Border Protection recently released video of President Trump’s border wall prototypes in San Diego. And we couldn’t help but notice something strange from the video. It shows a bird’s-eye view of the wall from the per
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Popular Science

You can now navigate Windows 10 by walking around a virtual mansion Technology The Fall Creators Update is here for Windows 10 and it's heavy on the Mixed Reality elements. Mixed reality, malware protection, and a whole new look for Windows 10 in the Fall Creators Update.
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DNA damage found in veterans with Gulf War illnessResearchers 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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Brain takes seconds to switch modes during tasksThe brain rapidly switches between operational modes in response to tasks and what is replayed can predict how well a task will be completed, according to a new study in rats.
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Ars Technica

Uber, Intel, and other tech firms will urge Congress to let “Dreamers” stay Enlarge / Protesters shout slogans against US President Donald Trump during a demonstration in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), also known as the Dream Act, near the Trump Tower in New York on October 5, 2017. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images) A slew of major companies—including tech giants Uber, Intel, Facebook, and Google—are forming a bloc to seek Congressiona
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Enorm hule på Månen er som skabt til beboelseHulen er flere kilometer i diameter - og kan beskytte fremtidige måneboere mod stråling og meteornedslag.
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Report: Verizon struggling to launch streaming TV service in crowded field Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Scott Olson) Verizon’s long-rumored live TV streaming service appears to be having some issues. Bloomberg reported this past March that the telecom giant was planning to launch an online TV service that would ostensibly compete with the likes of Dish’s Sling TV and AT&T’s DirecTV Now over the summer. A couple months later, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam seemed to confir
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10 Obscure Cult Horror Movies Everyone Should Watch (and Re-Watch) Q: The Winged Serpent menaces New York City, circa 1982. Image: UFDC You’ve seen the horror heavy-hitters, like Halloween , The Shining , and The Exorcist . You’ve also seen the most-beloved cult horror flicks, like Evil Dead 2 and Re-Animator . Now, peel away one more layer and unearth some obscure horror gems that are primed to infect your nightmares with fresh terrors. 1) Q: The Winged Serpent
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Prozac in ocean water a possible threat to sea lifeOregon 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.
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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, new research has found. 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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There's Never Been a Better Deal on the PlayStation VR PlayStation VR + Camera Bundle , $280 with code 100VRSAVE If you’ve entertained any stray thoughts about buying PlayStation VR , today’s the day you want to do it. $280 gets you the headset and the PS4 camera (with promo code 100VRSAVE), $20 less than our previous deal mention, and the best price we’ve ever seen. Just note that you’ll need to purchase Sony’s Move controllers to play a number of g
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When Your Body Needs Nourishment, Your Brain Eats FirstEven if you're a generous person who believes in sharing, helping the needy and spreading wealth, your brain is a selfish glutton.
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The Atlantic

Why Doesn’t the U.S. Support Kurdish Independence? After World War I, the Kurds came tantalizingly close to getting an independent state. Nearly a century later, they are no closer to an independent homeland. There are many reasons for this: regional instability; suppression of the Kurds, most dramatically in Turkey and Saddam Hussein’s Iraq; vehement opposition to a Kurdish state; infighting among Kurds; and, despite some prominent Western suppo
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The skinny on lipid immunologyIn a new study published in Science Immunology, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Monash University in Australia reveal new insights into the basis for T cell receptor (TCR) autoreactivity to self-phospholipids, with implications for autoimmune diseases.
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The end of pneumonia? New vaccine offers hopeA new vaccine under development provoked an immune response to 72 forms of the bacteria that's responsible for pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis. That's up from the 23 forms of bacteria covered by current immunizations. The new vaccine, which represents the 'most comprehensive' coverage of pneumococcal disease to date, could greatly reduce the number of deaths from the disease.
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G7 backs internet industry effort to detect, blunt extremismThe Group of Seven industrialized nations threw their support behind a new technology industry alliance aimed at detecting and blunting online propaganda, saying Friday it had a "major role" to play in combatting extremism on the internet.
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Spacewalking astronaut copes with frayed tether, bad jetpack (Update)A spacewalking astronaut successfully replaced a blurry camera outside the International Space Station on Friday, but had to contend with a balky jetpack and a frayed safety tether.
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Maternal diet may program child for disease risk, but better nutrition later can change thatA mother's diet during pregnancy, particularly one that is high-fat, may program her baby for future risk of certain diseases such as diabetes, new research shows. The new study shows that switching the offspring to a new diet -- a low-fat diet, in this case -- can reverse that programming.
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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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These Two Scientists Say the Time Has Come to Redefine 'Glass' Image: Nesster /Flickr “Glass is an amorphous solid that flows like a liquid,” you’d probably say if you were asked to define the stuff. Is that true, though? What if I told you, for example, that the old myth, that old windows are thicker at the bottom because the glass has flowed a little bit, was false? Glass is an incredibly complex physical idea that avoids easy definition. A pair of scienti
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Nearly 200 report fireball streaking across Northeast skyNearly 200 people across the Northeast reported seeing a bright object streak across the sky.
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EU puts brakes on Macron's Google tax pushSeveral EU nations handed French President Emmanuel Macron a setback on Friday, as leaders said Europe should not go it alone on a new tax on US tech giants.
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U.S. ocean observation critical to understanding climate change, but lacks long-term national planningThe ocean plays a critical role in climate and weather, serving as a massive reservoir of heat and water that influences tropical storms, El Nin?o, and climate change. In addition, the ocean has absorbed 30 percent of the carbon dioxide associated with human activities, lessening the climate effects of fossil fuel combustion.
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The perils of business ethics facing the UK's SME jewellery producers comes under scrutinyIn the long-established Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, highly-skilled micro-businesses create and craft bespoke items using fine gems and precious metals. Often, they will take the source of their materials on trust, which can offer opportunities to rogue traders and make it difficult to develop policies towards corporate responsibility and environmental sustainability.
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Metacognition training boosts gen chem exam scoresIt's a lesson in scholastic humility: You waltz into an exam, confident that you've got a good enough grip on the class material to swing an 80 percent or so, maybe a 90 if some of the questions go your way.
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The Jersey Devil triumphs! We just have chills down our spine here at HQ! A thrilling victory indeed. Congratulations to Team Jersey Devil! We’re sure the team at Princeton approves. Enjoy your bonuses, and stay tuned for our next competition announcement… Artwork by Zoe Gillette
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EPA says it won’t cut biofuel quotas after corn states push back Enlarge / Ethanol Plant, Milton, Wisconsin. (Photo by Education Images/UIG via Getty Images) (credit: Getty Images) In an October 19 letter to corn-belt lawmakers, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt said that he won’t seek any rollback to biofuel blending rules, according to Reuters . The agency had been considering some changes to rules set by the Obama administrati
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Amazon's Kicking Off TwitchCon With a Great Sale On Gaming Gear 20% off gaming accessories . Promo code TWITCHCON20. TwitchCon 2017 kicked off today, and Amazon’s celebrating the best way they know how: With a sale. Save 20% on any of the gaming peripherals you see on this page with promo code TWITCHCON20 , including popular gear from Logitech, Razer, Corsair, and more.
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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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Photos of the Week: 10/14–10/20 The recapture of Raqqa from ISIS, a giant human-piloted robot in Japan, Diwali in Nepal and India, wildfires on several continents, a horrific terror attack in Somalia, the British National Plowing Championships, and much more.
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Your memories are less accurate than you think Science How do police extract eyewitness accounts they can trust? If you question someone the right way, you can extract memories of events that took place years ago. Yet our memories can also be contaminated by outside forces,…
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Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey Has A ‘Patriotic’ Plan to Disrupt The Military-Industrial Complex With VR Photo: AP Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey’s new tech startup isn’t just trying to ramp up border security—it seems the company also wants to gamify war and modernize battlefields with virtual and augmented reality. The first reports of Luckey’s plans post Facebook-ouster revealed that the young millionaire was starting a defense-tech company to help build a virtual wall that would keep people fro
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To Reduce Risk Of Recurring Bladder Infection, Try Drinking More Water While it may seem simple, drinking water flushes bacteria out of the urethra, helping to prevent infection in women prone to them. And it also may help reduce the use of antibiotics. (Image credit: Nawarit Rittiyotee/EyeEm/Getty Images)
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54-Million-Year-Old Baby Sea Turtle Had Built-In SunscreenAn extraordinarily well-preserved fossil of a young sea turtle that lived 54 million years ago contains molecules of dark pigments that would have protected the animal from the sun.
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Parents' alcohol use can set the stage for teenage dating violence, study findsHaving a parent with an alcohol use disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teenagers, according to a study.
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TBI laws effective at reducing rate of recurrent concussions, new study showsA 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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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.
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A Giant Blob of Floodwater From Harvey Is Still Moving Through the Gulf The rain began on August 25, and it would fall, remarkably, for four more days. We know now that Hurricane Harvey dumped as much as 60 inches of rain over parts of Texas. Twenty trillion gallons in all. The equivalent of the entire Chesapeake Bay. Enough to push the Earth’s crust down two centimeters . All of that water eventually had to go somewhere. It made its way to the Gulf of Mexico, and it
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Big brains come with big social groups in whales and dolphins Enlarge (credit: International Fund for Animal Welfare ) Why are humans so smart? We must have evolved in an environment that made more intelligent individuals likely to survive. But this just raises new questions: what factors in the environment could have created an evolutionary pressure for intelligence? And how have other species that faced similar pressures ended up evolving? One prominent h
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Dark energy survives neutron star crash test while rivals failWe saw gravitational waves and light at the same moment from a neutron star merger, which means Einstein was right and some alternative theories are dead
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To vape or not to vape? Probably: Not to vapeE-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones triggered by regular cigarettes, according to new research.
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New quantum simulation protocol developedResearchers are a step closer to understanding quantum mechanics after developing a new quantum simulation protocol.
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Researchers use novel imaging to predict spinal degenerationA main cause for spinal disc degeneration is thought to be a change in the water content in the intervertebral disk. A research team used a novel magnetic resonance imaging technique, called apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps, which directly assessed the movements and dynamics of the water in the intervertebral disk and other spinal structures. The ADC maps provided precise assessments and
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How the smallest bacterial pathogens outwit host immune defenses by stealth mechanismsDespite their relatively small genome, mycoplasmas can cause persistent and difficult-to-treat infections in humans and animals. A study 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 time in vivo, thus repr
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Researchers drill down into gene behind frontotemporal lobar degenerationMutations in the TMEM106B gene significantly increases a person's risk of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), the second most common cause of dementia in those under 65, researchers have demonstrated. While the data confirmed the gene's clinical relevance, it didn't tell researchers how it caused the disease -- which is vital to developing new therapeutics.
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Study shows how nerves drive prostate cancerCertain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth by triggering a switch that causes tumor vessels to proliferate, show researchers. Their earlier research -- which first implicated nerves in fueling prostate cancer -- has prompted a pilot study testing whether beta blockers (commonly used for treating hypertension) can kill cancer cells in tumors of men diagnosed with prostate cancer.
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Parents' alcohol use can set the stage for teenage dating violence, study findsHaving a parent with an alcohol use disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teenagers, according to a study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions.
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DNA Techniques Could Transform Facial Recognition TechnologyEarly tests of the “vide-omics” principle have already demonstrated its potential -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Dimming the sun could save corals from bleaching and hurricanesClimate change will harm corals by overheating them and unleashing more violent hurricanes, but cooling the planet by geoengineering could reverse those effects
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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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5 Fun Weekend Tech Deals For Gamers, Spotlight EnthusiastsWe found deals on projecting alarm clocks, 4K TVs, laptops, and more!
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Five rad and random digital frames I found this week Gadgets The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 27. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are ingenious or clever or ridiculously cheap. Below, some digital photo frames to keep your memories…
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Hypocritical Ted Cruz Attacks Apple's Hypocritical Concession to Chinese Censors Photo: Getty Senator Ted Cruz, who just last year expressed his support for a governmental backdoor into the iPhone, is absolutely outraged that Apple would restrict the freedom and privacy of Chinese citizens by removing VPN apps from its App Store in China. And he’s sent a strongly worded letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook demanding answers. In July, Apple admitted that it had bowed to demands by the
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The Fervor Around Blockchains Explained in Two MinutesInvestors, banks, and governments are all experimenting with blockchain technology inspired by Bitcoin.
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Free Public Event: To Tell the Truth! Image: Shutterstock Truth and lying are complicated neurological behaviors. Although the role of the visual cortex and other areas of the brain are being identified, and their functions clarified, it is not likely that there is a “truth” center in the brain or a “lying” center. Scientists try to identify neurological correlates of truth-telling and lying in the laboratory, but it is not known if
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Research predicts increase in inflammatory bowel disease in developing worldFor the last century, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been a challenge for patients and the medical community in the western world. New research published today in The Lancet by Dr. Gilaad Kaplan shows that countries outside the western world may now be facing the same pattern of increasing IBD rates.
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Creation of coherent states in molecules by incoherent electronsCoherent states of negative ion resonances in electron-molecule interaction are observed in experiments on e -- H2 and e -- D2 reactions. A forward-backward asymmetry is observed in the ejection of H- ions from H2 in this reaction, whereas the asymmetry in D- from D2 is weaker, but changes direction with electron energy. These results arise from attachment of a single electron to a molecule formin
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US ocean observation critical to understanding climate change, but lacks long-term national planningOcean observing systems are important as they provide information essential for monitoring and forecasting changes in Earth's climate on timescales ranging from days to centuries. A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine finds that continuity of ocean observations is vital to gain an accurate understanding of the climate, and calls for a decadal, national plan
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Pollution hot spots around the worldWhat's it like to live somewhere like Beijing, where you can even see pollution with the naked eye?
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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 has discovered.
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NASA chooses not to tell Congress how much deep space missions cost How much will the second flight of the Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft cost? We don't know. (credit: NASA) This week, the US Government Accountability Office reported on progress the space agency is making to prepare the Space Launch System rocket, Orion spacecraft, and launch systems at Kennedy Space Center for future missions. NASA is making progress on these complex integration activi
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In its new timeline, Twitter will end revenge porn next week, hate speech in two Enlarge (credit: Thomas Trutschel / Getty Images) In the beginning of 2017, Twitter said it would take on harassment and hate speech . CEO Jack Dorsey said the company would embrace a "completely new approach to abuse on Twitter" with open dialogue along the way. For months, though, the company has offered few details about what it would do, or when. That changed late yesterday, when Twitter post
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