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Alan Turing’s school report reveals little of his genius Items from codebreaker’s life – and death – go on display at Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge In 1929, a teenager’s end-of-term report noted that his English reading was weak, his French prose was very weak, his essays grandiose beyond his abilities, and his mathematical promise undermined by his untidy work. The report gave few clues that Alan Turing would come to be seen as a genius, a mathemati
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Stephen Hawking's 1966 doctoral thesis made available for first time Cambridge University says Properties of Expanding Universes is already most-requested item in open access repository Anyone in the world can now download and read the doctoral thesis of a 24-year-old Cambridge postgraduate student, written in 1966; how many will fully understand Properties of Expanding Universes is another matter. Stephen Hawking hopes that giving free access to his early work wi
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Google Says Plan to Partner With News Publishers on Subscriptions Still in Early Stages Photo: AP Google is planning to roll out a new system in which it helps news publishers zero in on potential subscribers in exchange for a revenue split—but the search giant says the feature is not anywhere near release. The search giant has reportedly been in talks with major news organizations for some time about the possibility of applying data similar to that which it currently uses to target
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Two Wounded Warriors It was a week of powerful speeches. The least memorable, oddly, was delivered by the most naturally gifted speaker, former President Barack Obama at a campaign rally in Virginia. “Our democracy is at stake,” he said, before harking back to the trope of his 2008 campaign: “Yes, we can.” Compelling in the setting, but not special. Far more powerful was former President George W. Bush’s indictment o
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When Can Private Entities Censor Speech? Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of Georgia answered a question that has long tormented American youth—or at least me when I was an American youth: If I flip off the pastor, can the police put me in jail? The answer, in Georgia at least, is no: “a raised middle finger, by itself, does not, without more, amount to fighting words or a true threat,” the state court said. For that reason, a disg
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Pollution responsible for 16 percent of early deaths globallyDiseases caused by pollution were responsible in 2015 for an estimated 9 million premature deaths -- 16 percent of all deaths worldwide, according to a report.
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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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Mountain glaciers shrinking across Western U.S.A 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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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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Increase in inflammatory bowel disease in developing world predictedFor the last century, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been a challenge for patients and the medical community in the western world. New research shows that countries outside the western world may now be facing the same pattern of increasing IBD rates.
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Metacognition training boosts gen chem exam scoresStudents, and people in general, can tend to overestimate their own abilities. But new 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 -- a full letter
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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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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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Underestimating After-School STEM Is for the BirdsInformal introductions to new ideas can open doors for participation in citizen science – like tracking local bird populations – long after a particular program ends. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How Jane Goodall became Jane Goodall Enlarge (credit: Wikimedia Commons ) Jane Goodall is an exceptional figure in many ways. Starting with no formal training and using controversial methods, she made astonishing breakthroughs in understanding the social behavior of chimpanzees and thus understanding ourselves. She managed to become an extremely rare species: a scientist who was also a media darling. And, after dedicating many years
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Women who give birth in winter or spring less likely to have postpartum depressionWomen who give birth in winter or spring are less likely than women who deliver in the fall or summer to suffer from postpartum depression (PPD), suggests a study of more than 20,000 women. The study also found that women who delivered babies at a higher gestational age (further along in their pregnancy) were less likely to develop PPD, and women who did not have anesthesia, such as an epidural, d
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'Geostorm' is a very silly movie that raises some very serious questions Environment Let's talk about hacking the climate. Hollywood’s latest disaster flick, “Geostorm,” is premised on the idea that humans have figured out how to control the Earth’s climate.
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Postnatal depression less likely after winter or spring births Study finds risk of postpartum depression among new mothers also affected by other factors such as length of pregnancy Women who give birth in winter or spring are less likely to suffer postnatal depression than at other times of year, a study has shown. Other factors affecting the risk of postnatal depression, also known as postpartum depression (PPD), included the length of pregnancy, whether o
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Thinks Last Action Hero Bombed Because of Bill Clinton Image: Columbia Pictures Remember Last Action Hero , Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1993 heavily meta action comedy with a frenetic, Shane Black sensibility to it? Though it’s reached cult status in the years since, it didn’t do too hot upon initial release. And over twenty years later, its star has a theory about why. It’s quite a theory. The action star and one-time Republican governor of California,
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Conspiracy Theories Are for Underdogs One of the stranger aspects of having a conspiracy theorist in the Oval Office is that it goes against the way conspiracy theorizing usually works. Conspiracy theories are a way to stand up, through disbelief, against the powerful. Those who spread conspiracy theories in earnest are, whether they mean to or not, partaking in an act of defiance against established institutions as much as they are
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First joint France-China satellite to study oceansFrance and China's space agencies unveiled their first joint satellite in Beijing Friday, which will be used to improve forecasting of ocean storms and cyclones.
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Women who give birth in winter or spring less likely to have postpartum depressionWomen who give birth in winter or spring are less likely than women who deliver in the fall or summer to suffer from postpartum depression (PPD), suggests a study of more than 20,000 women. The study also found that women who delivered babies at a higher gestational age (further along in their pregnancy) were less likely to develop PPD, and women who did not have anesthesia, such as an epidural, d
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Evolution experiment has now followed 68,000 generations of bacteria Enlarge / Colorized scanning electron micrograph of Escherichia coli (E. coli) , grown in culture and adhered to a cover slip. (credit: NIAID / Flickr ) On February 24, 1988, Richard Lenski seeded 12 flasks with E. coli and set them up to shake overnight at 37ºC. But he seeded them with only enough nutrients to grow until early the next morning. Every single afternoon since then, he (or someone i
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Scientists Are Rewriting the History of PhotosynthesisStudies of the energy-harvesting proteins in primitive cells suggest that key features of photosynthesis might have evolved a billion years earlier than scientists thought.
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When words, structured data are placed on single canvasIf "ugh" is your favorite word to describe entering, amending and correcting data on the rows and columns on spreadsheets you are not alone. Coda, a new name in the document business, feels it's time for a change. This is what they have to say, or rather, exclaim:
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Lost Australia diver swam miles to shore stalked by sharkA diver separated from his boat off the coast of Australia said Sunday he was lucky to be alive after being forced to swim miles back to shore—shadowed by a large tiger shark.
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'Good morning' Facebook post leads to arrest of PalestinianIsraeli police have mistakenly arrested then released a Palestinian who posted "good morning" in Arabic on Facebook after software mistranslated it as "attack them," police and a media report said Sunday.
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Mountain glaciers shrinking across the WestUntil recently, glaciers in the United States have been measured in two ways: placing stakes in the snow, as federal scientists have done each year since 1957 at South Cascade Glacier in Washington state; or tracking glacier area using photographs from airplanes and satellites.
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Ivanka Trump's Punk Phase and Ted Cruz's Tweeting Top This Week's Internet NewsIvanka Trump says she had a punk phase and was "really into Nirvana" in the 1990s. Not everyone on Twitter is buying that.
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‘Killer Hurricanes’ reconstructs the past to predict storms of the futureGeologists find clues to the future of deadly hurricanes, written in stone and sand, in the new NOVA documentary “Killer Hurricanes.”
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The Gruesome, Bloody World of Victorian Surgery Joseph Lister came of age as surgery was being transformed . With the invention of anesthesia, operations could move beyond two-minute leg amputations that occasionally lopped off a testicle in haste. (True story.) But as surgeons poked and prodded deeper into the body, surgery only became more deadly. It was the infections that killed people. And it was Lister who first realized that germ theory
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Does Trump Believe His Own Hype? There are no normal weeks in the Donald Trump era , just weird weeks and even weirder weeks. Last week was one of the latter. The week before it one of Trump’s most politically effective so far , bringing him closer to completing several key promises and stalling out a Democratic winning streak . So naturally, last week almost immediately went off the rails. Monday afternoon, President Trump deli
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Quantum Machine Goes in Search of the Higgs BosonD-Wave system shows quantum computers can learn to detect particle signatures in mountains of data, but doesn’t outpace conventional methods — yet -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Give Your PC a Serious Speed Boost With a Discounted Samsung SSD Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD , $300 An SSD is the best upgrade you can give your older computer, and Samsung’s 850 EVO line is the most popular one there is. A worldwide NAND shortage has reversed the previously inexorable downward price trend on these things over the past year or so, but today on Amazon, you can score a 1TB drive for $300 , the best price Amazon’s listed in 2017. If you don’t need qu
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GM's Self-Driving Cars Head for New York City, Where They'll Face the BulliesRobocars headed for Manhattan will have to learn some new tricks. So will New Yorkers.
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The Army of Silicon Valley Activists Trying to Elect DemocratsAcross the tech landscape, grassroots groups want to help the left reclaim state and local political offices.
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Several women accuse tech pundit Robert Scoble of sexual assault, harassment Enlarge / Robert Scoble, as seen in 2013. (credit: JD Lasica ) Robert Scoble, a longtime fixture of the Silicon Valley punditocracy, has been publicly accused of sexual harassment and assault by multiple women. In a public Facebook post on Friday, Scoble wrote that he was "deeply sorry to the people I’ve caused pain to. I know I have behaved in ways that were inappropriate." "I know that apologie
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What If Women Had The Power? One of the most succinct definitions of sexual harassment I’ve read over the past few weeks goes like this: For men, it’s anything they might say to a woman that would make them uncomfortable if it were said to them, but in prison. It’s glib, sure. But it gets at the fundamental imbalance of power that characterizes relationships between men and women. To understand what it’s like for a woman to
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The Necessity of Questioning the Military On Thursday morning, I planned to write a pointed screed decrying President Trump’s propensity to view the military community as a problem he can buy off with a check. Then, on Thursday afternoon, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, himself a Gold Star father, decried the noxious politicization of the deaths of servicemembers and how we treat their families in the aftermath. His remarks gave m
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Ride a Weather Balloon Into (Near) SpaceTake a trip into the stratosphere on one of NOAA’s weather balloons. It rises 21 miles into the sky collecting data before bursting and falling back to Earth.
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Test en kunstig intelligens på din egen computerGoogle har sluppet et værktøj løs, så alle kan prøve kræfter med en fremtid, hvor computeren er blevet intelligent.
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Dreaming of a cure: the battle to beat narcolepsy A global struggle to find the cause of the rare condition that causes uncontrollable sleepiness has a long and strange history, but there’s hope of a cure at hand One of my first jobs was to keep a lookout for lions. There are some occupations that are not suitable for someone with untreated narcolepsy and this is probably one of them. I was 22, a recent zoology graduate studying meerkats in the
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Brain unpicked: what makes a child psychopathic? | Abigail Marsh Damage to the amygdala, not bad parenting, is to blame for psychopathic children, believes Abigail Marsh The concept of a psychopathic child makes people queasy. The two categories seem incompatible. Children, even badly behaved ones, are viewed as maintaining some fundamental innocence, whereas psychopaths are seen as fundamentally depraved. Neither stereotype is totally true. Children, just lik
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Watch the Pawn Stars Undervalue Some Classic Superman Memorabilia Image: The History Channel. On an episode of Pawn Stars , which airs on the History Channel for some reason, the starring pawn proprietors got a chance to check out some amazing pieces from the 1978 Superman film. But they weren’t all that impressed. The clip, recently posted on YouTube from the sixth episode of the show’s 14th ( 14th?!) season features a man trying to sell an original Superman c
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Not so nasty: dinosaurs liked to snuggle up and socialiseFossil discovered after 70 million years shows Jurassic group sleeping peacefully together The three young dinosaurs had snuggled together to sleep when disaster struck. A thick layer of ash or soil, probably from a volcanic eruption or sand storm, poured over them and the animals, each the size of a large dog, died within minutes. For 70 million years they lay entombed, cradled beside each other
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Nobody minds a gentle nudge, except in the wrong direction | Andrew Rawnsley The past decade has demonstrated when ‘choice architecture’ in politics can succeed and when it doesn’t work We live in a time when government seems to have the Sadim touch: everything politicians lay their hands on turns into the opposite of gold. So it is a pleasant surprise when a significant piece of policy affecting the futures of millions of people is working as intended. Many folk park pen
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New rugby warm-up regime can halve number of injuriesProgramme may be rolled out nationwide to cut soaring risk to players A series of exercises performed before rugby matches can dramatically reduce injury, according to a benchmark study that the game’s coaches hope will rebut the charge that they do not take the issue of concussion seriously. The programme, known as Activate , is the result of a project by health researchers at the University of B
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Puerto Rico Has Put Itself in the Running for Amazon's HQ2 Photo: AP Puerto Rico, which is still in shambles after it took an infrastructure-shattering direct hit from Hurricane Maria in September, has submitted a long-shot bid to host Amazon’s second headquarters. According to Bloomberg , Economic Development and Commerce Department spokesman Ivan Caraballo Ortiz confirmed the commonwealth had proposed Amazon build its new facility at the site of the fo
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Donald Trump Is Rush-Shipping Condolences to Military Families Updated on October 22, 2017. The Trump administration is scrambling to defend the president’s characterization of his communications with grieving military families, including rush-delivering letters from the president to the families of servicemembers killed months ago. Donald Trump falsely claimed this week that he had called “virtually” all fallen servicemembers’ families since his time in off
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Household Chores for MathematiciansNeed a babysitter? Ask a combinatorialist. Baseboards dirty? A number theorist won't mind cleaning them. And other highly scientific recommendations for mathematicians to handle the housework -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Super Typhoon Lan Is the Strongest Storm on Earth and It's Heading Toward Japan GIF Himawari-8 satellite imagery shows Super Typhoon Lan undergoing rapid intensification. Image: RAMMB/CIRA After undergoing rapid intensification on Friday, Super Typhoon Lan has emerged as a force to reckoned with in the northwest Pacific. Lan is forecast to strafe Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture on Sunday night local time, before making a run at the densely populated corridor between
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Georgia Rep. Betty Price Ponders Whether State Could Just 'Quarantine' People With HIV Photo: AP Georgia State Rep. Betty Price—spouse of former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, who recently left his role in Donald Trump’s administration after taking a few too many taxpayer-funded charter flights—casually asked a state epidemiologist whether it would be more cost-effective to just force HIV-positive people into quarantine. Per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , Price’
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Thor: Ragnarok Director Taika Waititi Responding to Internet Commenters is a Pure Joy Image: IGN. Cementing his role as one of the most fun, charismatic directors working right now, Taika Waititi took to YouTube to respond to some absurd, combative internet comments. After watching Waititi for a couple of minutes, it’s easy to see where Thor: Ragnarok ’s anarchic humor comes from. This video comes from IGN, who brought the New Zealand native into their studios to check out their n
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Block Out the World With Noise Cancelling JBL On-Ears For $110 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 cancelling . These typically hover between $160 and $200, so today’s Gold Box deal isn’t to be missed.
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Patients often overestimate postoperative pain, study findsPatients significantly overestimate the anticipated amount of pain they'll experience following surgery, which researchers say can cause unnecessary anxiety in patients, according to a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting. Patients who receive regional anesthesia, such as peripheral nerve blocks, epidurals or spinal anesthesia, were most likely to overestimate their pos
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CO₂ benefits of regrowing forests nothing to sniff at Enlarge (credit: Patrick Shepherd/CIFOR ) It’s a common suggestion that we should just plant trees to suck CO 2 out of the atmosphere, but this isn’t quite the solution it may seem. Reforestation would roughly make up for the carbon added to the atmosphere by past deforestation, but our burning of fossil fuels is another matter. Still, that’s no argument to ignore reforestation. There is no silve
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Perioperative Surgical Home reduces death, ER visits in elderly hip fracture patientsElderly patients who had emergency repair of a fractured hip were much less likely to die or make a return visit to the emergency room (ER) after discharge if they received care under the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model of care, suggests research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting.
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Length of incision may affect pain after cesarean deliveryBoth short and long surgical incisions for cesarean births are associated with increased pain after delivery, suggests a study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting. Based on the findings, the authors recommend an optimal range for cesarean incision length to be between 12 and 17 centimeters (about 4.5-6.5 inches), and advise that neither shorter nor longer incisions be perfor
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Celebrate Back To The Future Day By Renting One Of These DeLoreans On Turo Photo Credit: Turo Strap on your Nike Air Mags and start blasting Huey Lewis because today, October 21st, is Back to the Future Day. It’s the day when noted rock n’ roll ‘80s teen Marty McFly travels into the future year of 2015 in Back to the Future II. What’s a better way to celebrate than renting a DeLorean DMC-12 and cruising around pretending you’re in a cooler future than the one we got? Th
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Tech Writer Robert Scoble Accused of Sexual Harassment, Assault by Multiple Women Photo: Joi/ Flickr Over the course of the past few weeks, the media world has been experiencing a bit of a wake-up call about rampant sexual harassment throughout the industry after an anonymously sourced list of allegations circulated on Google Drive. At the same time, growing numbers of women have been using the hashtag #MeToo to talk about their own experiences of harassment—including in Silic
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