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Dogs Bow to Wolves as CooperatorsWolves appear to have better cooperation skills than dogs—unless the pups partner up with humans. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Discovery of a new structure family of oxide-ion conductors 'SrYbInO4'
Because some A2BO4-based materials such as (Pr,La)2(Ni,Cu,Ga)O4+δ exhibit high oxide-ion conductivity, scientists at Tokyo Tech have been exploring new structure families of ABCO4-based materials as BaRInO4, where R represents a rare earth element. Here, A, B, and C are cations located at different crystallographic sites, and A, B, and C in ABCO4 correspond to A, A, and B, respectively, in A2BO4.
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Amazon Key unlocks your door for in-home package deliveries Enlarge (credit: Amazon) Today, Amazon announced yet another way for Prime members to get their packages. The new Amazon Key system allows delivery personnel to drop off packages inside Prime members' homes, providing "secure home access" when the homeowner is not available. Amazon Key works in two parts: choosing in-home delivery while checking out on Amazon and providing access to your home thr
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The male dominance in diplomacy is changingIn August, the Swedish government appointed Karin Olofsdotter as new Swedish ambassador to the United States. The appointment is of historical importance, since Olofsdotter is the first Swedish woman to hold the position. The male dominance in diplomacy dates far back in time, and men continue to outnumber women among the world's diplomats. However, the share of women diplomats has shown an upward
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The Unthinkable On an unseasonably warm October day recently, Donald Trump’s CIA director and national-security adviser appeared one after another at a conference in the nation’s capital. They soberly assessed the world’s greatest threats below the gentle light of chandeliers in a hotel ballroom. In between their remarks, D.C.’s cognoscenti spilled into an adjoining courtyard to conduct their own threat assessme
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Deadspin The Vegas Golden Knights Inexplicably Just Keep Winning | Jezebel Caitlin O’Heaney Breaks N Deadspin The Vegas Golden Knights Inexplicably Just Keep Winning | Jezebel Caitlin O’Heaney Breaks NDA to Publicly Allege That Val Kilmer Punched Her During a Movie Audition | Splinter Yale Senior Tells Heartbreaking Story of Accidentally Turning Her Dad in to ICE | Earther The Ocean Could Swallow New York Sooner Than We Realized | The Root Bloomberg’s Megan McArdle Can’t Tell Me Shit About White
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Forskere udvikler teknik til at kigge om hjørner med almindeligt smartphone-kameraEt hold forskere fra MIT står bag en metode til at analyse den halvskygge, som objekter, der gemmer sig bag hjørner, udsender. Foreløbig virker den kun, når kameraet står stille, men de håber at udvikle den til selvkørende biler.
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Highly stable perovskite solar cells developedResearchers have developed highly stable perovskite solar cells (PSCs), using edged-selectively fluorine (F) functionalized graphene nano-platelets (EFGnPs). The breakthrough is especially significant since the cells are made out of fluorine, a low-cost alternative to gold.
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Blood-thinning drugs appear to protect against dementia as well as stroke in patients with atrial fibrillationBlood-thinning drugs not only reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) but are also associated with a significant reduction in the risk of dementia, according to new research.
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Raton Basin earthquakes linked to oil and gas fluid injectionsA rash of earthquakes in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico recorded between 2008 and 2010 was likely due to fluids pumped deep underground during oil and gas wastewater disposal, suggests a new study.
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Link between antidepressant use and type 2 diabetes in youth uncoveredThe first population-based study that comprehensively examines pediatric patients’ risk of developing type 2 diabetes after beginning treatment with an antidepressant has uncovered a link between the two.
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Stronger twist to cytotoxic amyloid fibrilsFor the first time, researchers performed a structural comparison of two types of amyloid fibrils that have been associated with Parkinson's disease. Using a combination of experimental methods they show that a cytotoxic C-terminal truncated form of the alpha-synuclein protein that is abundant in vivo, aggregates into more strongly twisted fibrils that are more exposed to water.
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New research explores the limits of nanomaterials and atomic effects for nanotechnologyResearch by scientists at Swansea University has shown that improvements in nanowire structures will allow for the manufacture of more stable and durable nanotechnology for use in semiconductor devices in the future.
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Demand for Stephen Hawking's Thesis Crashes Web SiteDownloads of the physicist’s 1966 doctoral thesis overwhelm University of Cambridge servers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Viking trade in red squirrels may have spread leprosyLeprosy found in red squirrels is also found in pre-Norman bones in Suffolk and Scandinavia.
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Technique offers advance in testing micro-scale compressive strength of cementResearchers from North Carolina State University have, for the first time, used a "micropillar compression" technique to characterize the micro-scale strength of cement, allowing for the development of cement with desirable strength properties for civil engineering applications.
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Amazon Key Is Bigger Than Package Delivery Photo: Getty Amazon announced a new service today that will let the tech giant right inside your front door. The service, Amazon Key , is for Prime members, and comes with a kit that includes the company’s Cloud Cam security camera and a compatible smart lock. Here’s how it works: Once Amazon authorizes a delivery, the company will turn on the Cloud Cam and unlock your door, allowing the courier
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Wednesday's Best Deals: iPhone X Accessories, DIY Espresso, Black & Decker Tools, and More Today’s best deals start off with iPhone X accessories , a Netgear home security system , a Black & Decker Gold Box , and a lot more. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals iPhone X preorders go live on Friday, but you can get a head start on your accessories with these exclusive discounts from Anker. Advertisement First up, the PowerPort Speed USB-
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Heartbreaking Video Shows Island-Wide Damage to Puerto Rico From Hurricane Maria Humacao, Puerto Rico, a municipality on the island’s eastern coast. All images: National Weather Service San Juan Across the globe, people have heard about the damage Hurricane Maria caused in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean when it swept through the region a month ago, but few have actually witnessed it. Much of the island remains unreachable by land as bridges and roads remain blocked or inaccess
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Why Computers Should Be Hidden The joy I used to feel when using computers has turned largely to anguish. These machines once provided a unique and compelling way to do things, from writing to shopping to communication to entertainment. But today, devices and services strive to replace every activity with computer use itself . Now I think about escaping the computer as much as using it. To combat the machine’s draw, I’ve turne
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Among 'green' energy, hydropower is the most dangerousMany governments are promoting a move away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy sources. However, in a study published today, scientists highlight some of the ecological dangers this wave of 'green' energy poses.
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New fractal-like concentrating solar power receivers are better at absorbing sunlightSandia National Laboratories engineers have developed new fractal-like, concentrating solar power receivers for small- to medium-scale use that are up to 20 percent more effective at absorbing sunlight than current technology.The receivers were designed and studied as part of a Laboratory Directed Research and Development project and are also being applied to Sandia's work for the Solar Energy Res
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Einstein's Note On Happiness, Given To Bellboy In 1922, Fetches $1.6 Million The physicist had just won the 1921 Nobel Prize when he scribbled his theory of happy living on a piece of hotel stationery and handed it to the courier at the Imperial Hotel Tokyo. (Image credit: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)
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LGBTQ college students think of suicide 4X as often Queer and transgender college students think about suicide at four times the rate of heterosexual and non-transgender students and frequently experience depression, new research suggests. This first-ever meta analysis of student experiences—based on data from seven national student surveys spanning 2015-2017—included nearly 90,000 LGBTQ students across 902 institutions nationwide. Previously, the
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Laser beams for superconductivity: Research sheds light on unexpected physical phenomenaA laser pulse, a special material, an extraordinary property which appears inexplicably. These are the main elements that emerge from a research conducted by an international team, coordinated by Michele Fabrizio and comprising Andrea Nava and Erio Tosatti from SISSA, Claudio Giannetti from the Università Cattolica di Brescia and Antoine Georges from the Collège de France. The results of their stu
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The Guardian GT Is the Most Bonkers Robot on EarthThe massive robot can replicate human motions with incredible smoothness and accuracy.
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Medicinrådet udpeger seks nye fagudvalgsformændFormandsposter for fagudvalg for lungekræft og brystkræft er blandt de formandsposter, som nu er faldet på plads i Medicinrådet.
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Science walden 'waterless toilet' displayed at DDPRegular medical check-ups from your doctor could be soon replaced by visits to the bathroom, thanks to the smart toilets, designed by Science Walden design team at UNIST.
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Hurricane Maria Takes a Toll on Global Medical SuppliesAbout 8 percent of the medicines Americans take come from Puerto Rico -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Do You Daydream? You May Be Smarter and More Creative Than Your PeersEver get in trouble for daydreaming in class or during a meeting at work? Try telling your teacher or boss this: Daydreaming may be a sign of intelligence and creativity, a new study finds.
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Insights from a rare genetic disease may help treat multiple myelomaA new class of drugs for blood cancers such as leukemia and multiple myeloma is showing promise. But it is hobbled by a problem that also plagues other cancer drugs: targeted cells can develop resistance. Now scientists have found that insights into a rare genetic disease known as NGLY1 deficiency could help scientists understand how that resistance works -- and potentially how drugs can outsmart
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Navigation system of brain cells decodedThe human brain contains roughly 100 billion neurons. Information among them is transmitted via a complex network of nerve fibers. Hardwiring of most of this network takes place before birth according to a genetic blueprint, that is without external influences playing a role. Researchers have now found out more about how the navigation system guiding the axons during growth works.
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Pre-clinical study suggests path toward non-addictive painkillersA pre-clinical study reports that the use of the positive allosteric modulator GAT211 enhances the effect of pain-relief chemicals produced by the body in response to stress or injury. The research is a promising step forward in the search for pain relief methods without the addictive side effects of opioids.
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Among 'green' energy, hydropower is the most dangerousMany governments are promoting a move away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy sources. However, in a new study, scientists highlight some of the ecological dangers this wave of 'green' energy poses.
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Marine species threatened by deep-sea miningUnderwater mining poses a great danger to animals inhabiting the seafloors. A new research study describes the most abundant species, a sponge, which can now be used to regulate mining operations and help us better understand their environmental impacts.
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Could squirrel fur trade have contributed to England's medieval leprosy outbreak?Genetic analysis of a pre-Norman skull unearthed in a garden in Suffolk has added to a growing body of evidence that East Anglia may have been the epicentre of an epidemic of leprosy that spread through medieval England. The authors of the new study suggest that an explanation for the prevalence of leprosy in medieval East Anglia may possibly be found in the sustained Scandinavian trade in squirre
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Skin found to play a role in controlling blood pressureSkin plays a surprising role in helping regulate blood pressure and heart rate, according to scientists. While this discovery was made in mice, the researchers believe it is likely to be true also in humans.
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Novel nanoparticle to remove cadmium from freshwaterResearchers have tested the capability of a novel nanoparticle to remove cadmium toxicity from a freshwater system.
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New fractal-like concentrating solar power receivers are better at absorbing sunlightSandia National Laboratories engineers have developed new fractal-like, concentrating solar power receivers for small- to medium-scale use that are up to 20 percent more effective at absorbing sunlight than current technology.
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What If Getting Laid Off Wasn't Something to Be Afraid Of? NORRKÖPING, Sweden—When Beate Autrum first heard that she and hundreds of other employees were getting laid off from the Whirlpool factory where she worked, she was terrified. Autrum, a single mother, had uprooted her whole life to move to Sweden from Germany to work for Whirlpool, and she worried about her immigration status, how she would support her daughter, and whether she’d find a new job a
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Animating a Short Film Using Carved Pumpkins Requires More Patience Than I'll Ever Have GIF It’s a good thing Halloween only happens once a year, because cleaning out a pumpkin and carving a fun design (that’s hopefully better than your neighbor’s) can be pretty tedious. With that in mind, you’ll realize just how much work went into this stop-motion animation that was carved into countless pumpkins. Crunch the numbers, and a minute of stop-motion animation, filmed at 12 frames per s
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Anti-pancreatic cancer drug in research focusIntriguing antitumor activity is found in a very promising class of natural compounds: cyclic depsipeptides, which have a challenging structure that makes their investigation difficult. Now, Chinese scientists have established the synthesis of a member compound, which is especially promising in killing pancreatic cancer stem cells. They describe its total synthesis and first test results in the jo
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Bacterial toxins made in the gutYou get an infection, you are given penicillin--and then you could get hemorrhagic diarrhea. This rare but extremely unpleasant side reaction can be related to the enterotoxin tilivalline produced by a regular intestinal bacterium. Austrian scientists have now scrutinized the toxin's biosynthetic pathway and presented the results in the journal Angewandte Chemie. Their findings give important insi
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MIT students fortify concrete by adding recycled plasticMIT undergraduate students have found that, by exposing plastic flakes to small, harmless doses of gamma radiation, then pulverizing the flakes into a fine powder, they can mix the plastic with cement paste to produce concrete that is up to 20 percent stronger than conventional concrete.
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New research explores the limits of nanomaterials and atomic effects for nanotechnologyNew research shows that manufacturable nanodevices should be the goal of nanotechnological research to ensure the enhanced properties of nanomaterials can be used to fulfill the promise that fundamental science has exposed.
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Discovery lights path for alzheimer's researchA probe invented at Rice University that lights up when it binds to a misfolded amyloid beta peptide -- the kind suspected of causing Alzheimer's disease -- has identified a specific binding site on the protein that could facilitate better drugs to treat the disease.
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Study examines if timing of IVF to avoid weekend procedures affects pregnancy successIt's unclear whether there is a need to retrieve a woman's eggs on weekends, in connection with in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmatic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) treatment in couples wishing to conceive.
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CAMH study reveals promising new avenue to explore treatments for Alzheimer's diseaseIn an innovative study, researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have discovered brain changes linked to memory loss in people with Alzheimer's disease. The discovery provides a new focus for exploring ways to treat or prevent dementia, which currently affects more than 560,000 Canadians.
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Do tanning salons comply with state laws restricting access to minors?Researchers posed as minors to investigate compliance rates in 42 states and the District of Columbia with laws restricting tanning bed use by minors and they report an overall noncompliance rate of 37 percent, according to an article published by JAMA Dermatology.
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Piezoelectrics stretch their potential with a method for flexible stickingThin-film piezoelectrics, with dimensions on the scale of micrometers or smaller, offer potential for new applications where smaller dimensions or a lower voltage operation are required. Researchers have demonstrated a new technique for making piezoelectric microelectromechanical systems by connecting a sample of lead zirconate titanate piezoelectric thin films to flexible polymer substrates. They
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Models clarify physics at photocathode surfacesAdvances in materials science have improved the composition of materials used in photocathode production that can operate at visible wavelengths and produce a beam with reduced transverse electron momentum spread; however, the surface roughness of the photocathode continues to limit beam properties. Researchers created computer models to bridge the gap to provide a better picture of the physics at
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Why psychopaths could be a force for the ‘greater good’ In a rare piece of good press for the persistently antisocial, researchers have found that there are some tasks that are particularly suited for them Most will agree that psychopaths are a bad thing for society. They’re into genocide, violence, reckless banking, sadistic political policies and sending deranged tweets late at night. However, a new study suggests psychopaths could act as a force fo
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Grim’s Haunted Mansion: Vampires win! I vant to suck your blood? Grim’s backyard is looking seasonally anemic. Congrats! The Vampires have won this year’s spookball tournament. Check out the leaderboard! Artwork by Daniela Gamba
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The myth of meritocracy is increasing inequality, book arguesSociety is becoming more divided because wealthy and powerful figures are promoting the notion of a meritocracy while failing to address inequality, according to a new book by a sociologist at City, University of London.
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One cave's losing battle against a deadly bat fungus Animals Ghosts of bats past. White nose syndrome has decimated bat populations across North America. Here’s an update on their status.
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Galactic secrets revealedCountless galaxies vie for attention in this monster image of the Fornax Galaxy Cluster, some appearing only as pinpricks of light while others dominate the foreground. One of these is the lenticular galaxy NGC 1316. The turbulent past of this much-studied galaxy has left it with a delicate structure of loops, arcs and rings that astronomers have now imaged in greater detail than ever before with
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Triclosan accumulates in toothbrushes, potentially prolonging users' exposureIn September, a ban on triclosan in over-the-counter antiseptic soaps, gels and wipes went into effect in the US. But the antibacterial ingredient is still allowed in toothpastes for its reported ability to reduce gum inflammation, plaque and cavities. Now a study has found that triclosan accumulates in toothbrush bristles and elastomer parts, and is readily released when users switch toothpastes,
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Want a more innovative company? Hire more women | Rocío LorenzoAre diverse companies really more innovative? Rocío Lorenzo and her team surveyed 171 companies to find out -- and the answer was a clear yes. In a talk that will help you build a better, more robust company, Lorenzo dives into the data and explains how your company can start producing fresher, more creative ideas by treating diversity as a competitive advantage.
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Samsung's Sonos Playbar Clone Isn't Worth It All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I expected something wonderful. The $630 Samsung Sound+ has eleven drivers, wi-fi audio capabilities similar to the slightly more expensive Sonos Playbar, and a very attractive design. In short, I was hoping for a cheaper version of the Sonos Playbar, and in many ways that’s very much what you get, particularly if you’re using a Samsung TV, which it magically pairs
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These Cities Might Look Real, But They're 100 Percent FakeGregor Sailor captured almost two dozen fake urban landscapes for his fascinating new photography book.
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Trump's New Refugee Policy Targets These 11 Countries Updated at 2:36 p.m. ET The Trump administration issued an order Tuesday that resumed the resettlement of refuges in the United States, but said the applications of citizens from 11 “higher-risk” countries would be considered on a case-by-case basis during a new 90-day review period. The administration has so far declined to name the countries officially and publicly but two officials—one from th
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Physicists make breakthrough on brittle smartphone screensScientists at the University of Sussex may have found a solution to the long-standing problem of brittle smartphone screens.
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Piezoelectrics stretch their potential with a method for flexible stickingPiezoelectric materials are used for applications ranging from the spark igniter in barbeque grills to the transducers needed by medical ultrasound imaging. Thin-film piezoelectrics, with dimensions on the scale of micrometers or smaller, offer potential for new applications where smaller dimensions or a lower voltage operation are required.
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Unconfirmed exomoon could be unlike any of those in our solar systemRené Heller, a space scientist with the Maxx Planck Institute for Solar System Research has uploaded a paper to the arXiv preprint server offering possible attributes for the still-unconfirmed exomoon Kepler 1625 b-i. He suggests that if the exomoon does truly exist, it is probably unlike any of the moons in our solar system, which suggests that theories about the origins of moons might have to be
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New 3-D models illustrate the effect of material roughness on electrons emitted from the surface of a photocathodePhotocathodes used in linear accelerator facilities, free electron lasers and advanced X-ray light sources generate a beam of electrons to probe matter at an atomic level. Advances in materials science have improved the composition of materials used in photocathode production that can operate at visible wavelengths and produce a beam with reduced transverse electron momentum spread.
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Could Squirrel trade have contributed to England's medieval leprosy outbreak?Genetic analysis of a pre-Norman skull unearthed in a garden in Hoxne, Suffolk, has added to a growing body of evidence that East Anglia may have been the epicentre of an epidemic of leprosy that spread through medieval England. A strain of the disease may have been brought to East Anglia's coast line through contact with Scandinavia via Anglo-Saxon movement or possibly the later sustained trade i
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Urologists voice concerns about opioid dependence in postoperative patientsIn a new study in The Journal of Urology®, researchers investigated to what extent patients who had undergone urological surgery later became opioid dependent or overdosed. Although the overall risk was low (0.09 percent, about 1 in 1,111 patients), several risk factors for ODO were identified.
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New study: 'Double decker' antibody technology fights cancerScientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have created a new class of antibody-drug conjugates for cancer therapy.
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New software lets your car tell you what it needsSoftware developed at MIT could tell drivers when their cars need a tuneup, a new air filter, wheel balancing or a tire replacement, just by using a smartphone.
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Broad experience a double-edged sword for entrepreneurs seeking investors, study showsAccording to research from the University of Notre Dame, having a wide range of experience as a 'jack-of-all-trades' can sometimes be an asset, but in certain environments this will make it difficult to get a startup business off the ground.
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Discovery of a new structure family of oxide-ion conductors 'SrYbInO4'Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Professor Masatomo Yashima and colleagues, Tokyo Tech) and Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (Dr. James R. Hester, ANSTO) have discovered a new structure family of pure oxide-ion conductors SrYbInO4. This new material is expected to lead to the development of solid oxide fuel cells, sensors, and oxygen separation membranes. This stu
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To Stay Young, Kill Zombie CellsAn anti-aging strategy that works in mice is about to be tested in humans -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Apple Reportedly Made Face ID Less Accurate to Speed Up iPhone X Production [Updated] All images: Apple Bloomberg just published an enlightening update on the never-ending saga of iPhone X delays. The report claims that Apple “quietly told suppliers they could reduce the accuracy of the [iPhone X] face-recognition technology to make it easier to manufacture.” We don’t yet know how much worse it will be, but the claim that Apple is skimping on quality in order to meet customer dema
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Design team has revealed new self-charging electric bikeA UNIST design team has revealed its new self-charging electric bike design concept, "Hybrid Module Mobility" at the 67th IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, the world's largest fair for mobility. Depending upon users' requirements, this design concept is capable of converting its forms into six different purposes, including cargo-carrying, child-carrying, driving.
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Honda goes weird and wonderful at the Tokyo Motor Show In September, Honda stole the Frankfurt Auto Show with its totally adorable Urban EV. On Wednesday, the company showed there's more where that came from, using the Tokyo Motor Show to debut the Sports EV. If the Urban EV channeled designs from the past like the Z600, the Sports EV looks heavily influenced by Toyota's drop-dead gorgeous 2000GT. Unfortunately, we know almost nothing about this wond
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Researchers develop highly stable perovskite solar cellsA recent study, affiliated with UNIST has presented a highly stable perovskite solar cells (PSCs), using edged-selectively fluorine (F) functionalized graphene nano-platelets (EFGnPs). This breakthrough has gotten much attention as it is made out of fluorine, a low-cost alternative to gold.
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Higgs boson uncovered by quantum algorithm on D-Wave machine Enlarge / See a Higgs there? A quantum AI might. (credit: Los Alamos National Lab ) Machine learning has returned with a vengeance. I still remember the dark days of the late '80s and '90s, when it was pretty clear that the current generation of machine-learning algorithms didn't seem to actually learn much of anything. Then big data arrived, computers became chess geniuses, conquered Go (twice),
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Yes, Reuters Really Did Buy Two Human Heads and a Spine Preserved slices of a human brain for sale to institutions in Germany. (Photo: Getty) As part of a series of special reports that could have come with a co-byline from Quentin Tarantino, Reuters has confirmed that it bought two human heads and part of a spine while investigating “body brokers,” America’s largely unregulated vendors of human parts. According to the news agency, reporter Brian Grow
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Preclinical study suggests path toward non-addictive painkillersA preclinical study in the journal Biological Psychiatry reports that the use of the positive allosteric modulator GAT211 enhances the effect of pain-relief chemicals produced by the body in response to stress or injury. The research is a promising step forward in the search for pain relief methods without the addictive side effects of opioids.
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Navigation system of brain cells decodedThe human brain contains roughly 100 billion neurons. Information among them is transmitted via a complex network of nerve fibers. Hardwiring of most of this network takes place before birth according to a genetic blueprint, that is without external influences playing a role. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have now found out more about how the navigation system guiding the
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Special issue of Journal of Nursing Scholarship confronts climate change and healthA special issue of the Journal of Nursing Scholarship explores climate change, global health, and the role of nursing in addressing environmental changes and protecting vulnerable people and populations.
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Insights from a rare genetic disease may help treat multiple myelomaA new class of drugs for blood cancers such as leukemia and multiple myeloma is showing promise. But it is hobbled by a problem that also plagues other cancer drugs: targeted cells can develop resistance. Now scientists, reporting in ACS Central Science, have found that insights into a rare genetic disease known as NGLY1 deficiency could help scientists understand how that resistance works -- and
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Monsters: Not Just for HalloweenStephen Asma, professor of philosophy at Columbia College Chicago and author of On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears, talks about our enduring fascination with monsters. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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AMA addresses physicians' role in addressing unsafe water(HealthDay)—Clinicians should be trained to recognize symptoms of contaminated water use in order to help prevent contamination and execute other public health duties, according to an American Medical Association (AMA) report about the October issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.
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Turn one cell type into another while skipping huge step Scientists propose a way to turn a cell of one type into any other type—and avoid all the intermediate steps involved in another, Nobel Prize-winning technique, which produces induced pluripotent stem cells. In a new paper, they lay out a way to harness the wealth of data now available about DNA activity, and reprogram cells directly. The formula also provides a blueprint for determining the opti
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What Labor Needs Now Photo: Getty You are labor. I am labor. Everyone who works for a living is labor. So why are we getting our asses kicked? I spent the past few days in St. Louis at the AFL-CIO convention, where America’s biggest coalition of labor unions gathers every four years to elect leaders and pass resolutions and give a lot of speeches about what is being and should be done. (I was technically attending as
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Isbyens sidste hemmelighed: Hvorfor droppede amerikanerne byen under isen?Danske forskere har undersøgt, hvorfor USA stadig nægter at forklare årsagen til, at hæren for 50 år siden pludselig valgte at lukke militærbasen Camp Century placeret under de sammenpressede snedynger i Grønland.
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EU delays vote on renewing controversial weedkiller licenceThe EU on Wednesday postponed a vote on proposals to renew the controversial weedkiller glyphosate, which critics say causes cancer and which the European Parliament wants banned in five years' time.
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Several forest elephant populations close to collapse in Central AfricaWWF in collaboration with the respective country ministries in charge of wildlife and various partners conducted the censuses between 2014 and 2016. The inventories were carried out in key protected areas (representing 20 per cent of the survey area) and surrounding zones (logging concessions, hunting areas and other land use types) in Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic
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Monster image of the Fornax Galaxy ClusterCountless galaxies vie for attention in this monster image of the Fornax Galaxy Cluster, some appearing only as pinpricks of light while others dominate the foreground. One of these is the lenticular galaxy NGC 1316. The turbulent past of this much-studied galaxy has left it with a delicate structure of loops, arcs and rings that astronomers have now imaged in greater detail than ever before with
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Women more likely to die in the first year after a heart attackHeart attacks pose a greater threat to women than to men. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has determined that in the first year after a heart attack women are subject to a significantly higher mortality risk than men with similar case histories. The scientists are urging doctors to provide intensive support to female heart attack patients, above all in the first 365 days after t
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Technique offers advance in testing micro-scale compressive strength of cementResearchers have, for the first time, used a 'micropillar compression' technique to characterize the micro-scale strength of cement, allowing for the development of cement with desirable strength properties for civil engineering applications.
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Laser beams for superconductivityA laser pulse, a special material, an extraordinary property which appears inexplicably. These are the elements emerging from a study published in Nature Physics that focused on a compound of the most symmetrical molecule that exists in Nature, namely C60 bucky-ball, a spherical fullerene. It has recently been discovered that K3C60 is capable of transforming into a high-temperature superconductor
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Skin found to play a role in controlling blood pressureSkin plays a surprising role in helping regulate blood pressure and heart rate, according to scientists at the University of Cambridge and the Karolinska Institute, Sweden. While this discovery was made in mice, the researchers believe it is likely to be true also in humans.
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Japanese researchers find why Alzheimer's drugs work in the lab but not in patientsOsaka University scientists found that some potential γ-secretase inhibitors such as semagacestat, which have been used in large clinical trials that ended in failure, do not function as true inhibitors as originally expected, but rather cause accumulation of toxic intraneuronal Aβ. They proved this by introducing an original method to measure direct intracellular products of γ-secretase. They com
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Why arched backs are attractiveResearchers have provided scientific evidence for what lap dancers and those who twerk probably have known all along -- men are captivated by the arched back of a woman. A team led by Farid Pazhoohi of the University of Minho in Portugal used 3-D models and eye-tracking technology to show how the subsequent slight thrusting out of a woman's hips can hold a man's gaze. The findings are published in
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The male dominance in diplomacy is changingThe number of female diplomats in the world has increased in the last 20 years, although the most prestigious positions remain heavily male dominated. However, even this imbalance is changing, according to new research from the University of Gothenburg.
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Sussex physicists have breakthrough on brittle smart phone screensNew 'potato stamp' technique combining silver and graphene may create cheaper, more flexible and eco-friendly screens.
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The role of the gut microbiome in posttraumatic stress disorder: More than a gut feelingThe bacteria in your gut could hold clues to whether or not you will develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after experiencing a traumatic event.
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Trump Isn't the Only Problem with Trump's Foreign Policy Pity the professionals. In the past month, President Trump has sideswiped certification of the Iran nuclear deal, sandbagged his own secretary of state’s diplomatic efforts with North Korea, and even provoked the ever-careful Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman, Bob Corker, to uncork his deepest fears in a series of bombshell interviews. “The volatility, is you know, to anyone who has bee
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With these gene mutations, a tan sets off melanoma New research sheds light on the beginnings of melanoma in the body—and potentially how to stop it from starting. Melanoma, a cancer of skin pigment cells called melanocytes, will strike an estimated 87,110 people in the United States in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A fraction of those melanomas come from pre-existing moles, but the majority of them come from
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Self-driving bus to shuttle Bavarian townsfolkGerman state-owned rail company Deutsche Bahn unveiled its first-ever driverless bus Wednesday, saying the shuttle will bring passengers through a picturesque spa town to the train station.
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Geometry plays an important role in how cells behave, researchers reportInspired by how geometry influences physical systems such as soft matter, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have revealed surprising insights into how the physics of molecules within a cell affect how the cell behaves.
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Science, comedy, and society: Brian Cox and Robin Ince answer your questions – podcastIn this week’s Science Weekly podcast, Nicola Davis asks two of popular science’s best known stars a host of pressing questions. What role should scientists play in society? What might the future hold for humanity? And will we ever build Northampton on Mars?
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Science, comedy, and society: Brian Cox and Robin Ince answer your questions – podcast In this week’s Science Weekly podcast, Nicola Davis asks two of popular science’s best known stars a host of pressing questions. What role should scientists play in society? What might the future hold for humanity? And will we ever build Northampton on Mars? Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud & Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter Last week
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Blood-based epigenetic research may hold clues to autism biology, study suggestsUsing data from blood and brain tissue, a team led by researchers found that they could gain insights into mechanisms that might help explain autism by analyzing the interplay between genes and chemical tags that control whether genes are used to make a protein, called epigenetic marks.
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Climate change could decrease sun's ability to disinfect lakes, coastal watersOne of the largely unanticipated impacts of a changing climate may be a decline in sunlight's ability to disinfect lakes, rivers, and coastal waters, possibly leading to an increase in waterborne pathogens and the diseases they can cause in humans and wildlife.
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Deforestation linked to palm oil production is making Indonesia warmerIn the past decades, large areas of forest in Sumatra, Indonesia have been replaced by cash crops like oil palm and rubber plantations. New research, published in the European Geosciences Union journal Biogeosciences, shows that these changes in land use increase temperatures in the region. The added warming could affect plants and animals and make parts of the country more vulnerable to wildfires
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7 Ways to Use Your Spare Smartphone Time Productively Photo: Adam Clark Estes/ Gizmodo Standing in line at the pizza place, you’ve got a couple of minutes to kill, so you stare down at your phone, and fire up. Rather than browsing through a long list of inane tweets or matching jewel colors up against each other, you can actually be using that time productively. 1) Learn something new Image: Duolingo Apps like Duolingo and Memrise , put a complete s
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Try these 10 awesome virtual-reality apps for Google Daydream View DIY Jump into a new world. Just unboxed your brand-new VR headset, the Google Daydream View? Then you'll need some apps and games to go with it. These are our favorite picks.
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Space engine for Mars missions shatters thrust record An advanced space engine in the running to propel humans to Mars has broken records for operating current, power, and thrust for a device of its kind, known as a Hall thruster. Hall thrusters offer exceptionally efficient plasma-based spacecraft propulsion by accelerating small amounts of propellant very quickly using electric and magnetic fields. They can achieve top speeds with a tiny fraction
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Nanoscale glitches let flowers make a blue blur that bees can seeBees learn about colorful floral rings faster when nanoscale arrays aren’t quite perfect.
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Six Months Later, Controversy Still Plagues the March for Science On April 22, more than a million people took to the streets, in Washington, D.C., and over 600 satellite locations around the world, to march for science . But six months later, the eponymous organization behind those gatherings—March for Science (MFS)—is still struggling with many of the same issues that have troubled it since its conception. On Monday, Aaron Huertas , the former communications
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Now we know why babies shouldn't sleep face downA developmental abnormality in babies -- especially in premature babies and in boys -- has for the first time been directly linked to cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
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Gallbladder cancer: Pharmacist finds protein that drives tumor growthPatients with gallbladder cancer often show few or no symptoms for long periods of time. As a result, the tumors are only detected at a late stage of the disease when treatment is often no longer possible. Working in collaboration with pathologists at the University of Magdeburg, Sonja M. Kessler, a research pharmacist in the group led by Alexandra K. Kiemer at Saarland University, has identified
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Marine species threatened by deep-sea miningUnderwater mining poses a great danger to animals inhabiting the seafloors. A new research study describes the most abundant species, a sponge, which can now be used to regulate mining operations and help us better understand their environmental impacts.
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Fred Hutch researchers engineer complex TCR immunotherapy that may target relapsing leukemiaResearchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington have developed a novel way to genetically engineer T cells that may be effective for treating and preventing leukemia relapse. The findings provide the basis for launching a first-in-human clinical trial of this new immunotherapy, which relies on engineered T-cell receptors, or TCRs.
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Among 'green' energy, hydropower is the most dangerousMany governments are promoting a move away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy sources. However, in a study published today, scientists highlight some of the ecological dangers this wave of 'green' energy poses.
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Could squirrel trade have contributed to England's medieval leprosy outbreak?Genetic analysis of a pre-Norman skull unearthed in a garden in Suffolk has added to a growing body of evidence that East Anglia may have been the epicenter of an epidemic of leprosy that spread through medieval England. The authors of the new study suggest that an explanation for the prevalence of leprosy in medieval East Anglia may possibly be found in the sustained Scandinavian trade in squirre
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Like humans, dogs found to have fitful sleep after negative experiencesA team of researchers from several institutions in Hungary has found that dogs, like humans, very often have sleep problems after experiencing emotional difficulties. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes their study of sleeping dogs and what they found.
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Czech zoo cheers birth of endangered eastern black rhinoExperts say an eastern black rhinoceros born in a Czech zoo is a small but important step in efforts to save the animals from extinction.
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A better way to wash pesticides off applesPolishing an apple with your shirt might remove some dust and dirt, but getting rid of pesticide residues could take a little more work. Researchers now report in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, that washing apples with a common household product—baking soda—could do the trick for residues on the surfaces of the fruit.
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Are All Fish the Same Shape If You Stretch Them?D'Arcy Thompson and the Victorian tale of his magnum opus On Growth and Form -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New method helps rule out heart valve infectionA risk assessment system in Sweden shows which patients, with a certain type of streptococcal bacteria in the blood, need to be examined for a heart valve infection – a serious condition requiring prolonged medical treatment.
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Rapid cellphone charging getting closer to realityThe ability to charge cellphones in seconds is one step closer after researchers used nanotechnology to significantly improve energy-storage devices known as supercapacitors.
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Large declines seen in teen substance abuse, delinquencyIn recent years, teens have become far less likely to abuse alcohol, nicotine and illicit drugs, according to researchers. Teens also are less likely to engage in behaviors like fighting and stealing, and the researchers believe the declines in substance use and delinquency are connected.
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New method for monitoring Indian Summer MonsoonResearchers have created a tool for objectively defining the onset and demise of the Indian Summer Monsoon -- a colossal weather system that affects billions of people annually.
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How virtual reality can defuse conflicts over building projectsFun, effective and easy to understand: New digital visualization technologies offer an excellent opportunity to improve communication with citizens on large building projects. Titled "Visualizing Building Projects," the practical guidelines give planners, architects and public agencies advice on how to use virtual reality and similar innovations. The guidelines were developed jointly by Fraunhofer
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DARPA Ties XS-1 Military Space Plane Project to National SecurityWhy does DARPA want to build a reusable space plane? An agency representative explains what small satellites have to do with national defense.
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Prozac Puts Crabs in a Mood to Take Deadly RisksAntidepressants are entering waterways in runoff. And now, scientists have found that crabs drugged with Prozac are behaving badly, or at least in risky ways.
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Powers of spider venom explored in VR gameThe mention of spider venom is enough to send shivers down the spine of many, but not for a group of researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) researching its ability to ease pain.
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New method helps rule out heart valve infectionA risk assessment system developed by researchers at Lund University in Sweden shows which patients, with a certain type of streptococcal bacteria in the blood, need to be examined for a heart valve infection -- a serious condition requiring prolonged medical treatment.
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UNIST researchers introduce novel catalyst for rechargeable metal-air batteriesSouth Korea's Ulsan Nationl Institute of Science and Technology has presented novel catalyst to accelerate the commercialization of metal-air batteries.
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Household with mother (-in-law) means fewer kidsWomen who live with their own mother or their mother in law in the same household have, on average, fewer children than women who only live with their spouse. Martin Fieder and colleagues, evolutionary anthropologists from the University of Vienna, report this on the basis of intercultural data of 2.5 million women worldwide. Until now, evolutionary biologists have assumed the opposite. The study
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New genes on 'deteriorating' Y chromosomeDecoding Y chromosomes is difficult even with latest sequencing technologies. The question which genes lie on the chromosome and where they came from is hotly debated. Using a new analysis method, scientists from Vetmeduni Vienna made a crucial breakthrough. They showed that genetic material in fruit flies is often transferred to the Y chromosome from other chromosomes. Although largely a result o
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Congress's Late-Night Vote to Protect Banks From Lawsuits In the final hours of Tuesday night, the Senate voted to nullify a rule that would’ve allowed customers of banks, credit-card companies, and other financial institutions to join together in class-action lawsuits if they felt they’d been wronged. The rule—which was introduced in July by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), but was not yet in effect— would have prevented financial insti
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Here's a Rare Chance to Buy LEGO's ~2,000 Piece Saturn V Apollo Kit Without a Markup LEGO Apollo Saturn V , $120 LEGO’s 1969 piece Saturn V Apollo kit is almost never in stock anywhere (seriously, go look at the markup on eBay), but Amazon and Target both have it for its $120 MSRP right now. For this kit, that qualifies as a deal. More Deals
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Patientstyrelsen går ind i sag om forgiftet familieEn familie fra Haslev blev i sidste uge indlagt med tegn på forgiftning. Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed går nu ind i sagen, da familien havde haft kontakt til flere sundhedsfolk inden indlæggelsen uden nogle mistænkte forgiftning.
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Science Helps Reveal Which Carnival Games Are a Scam, and Which Ones You Can Actually Win GIF The prizes, the lights, the sounds, and a quick-talking barker make it hard to resist playing carnival games, but is every game a fool’s bet? In his latest video, Mark Rober , an ex-NASA JPL engineer, breaks down the science of what makes some of these games so challenging , and others near impossible to win. For instance, the regulation height of a basketball hoop is 10 feet off the ground,
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VIDEO: Første containerboliger stillet op til studerendeContainerboliger skal nu løse de studerendes boligproblemer i København. I går blev de første stillet op på Refshaleøen, og boliger til 164 studerende forventes klar i marts 2018,
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Sentinel-1 sees through hurricanesThis year's Atlantic hurricane season has been a harsh reminder of the grief and devastation brought by these vast storms. Imaging the top of hurricanes from space is nothing new, but the Sentinel-1 satellites can see right through these towering spinning weather systems, measuring the sea surface below to help predict the storm's path.
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Plague Kills 124 in MadagascarThe island nation is battling the deadliest form of the disease -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Marijuana compounds made in GM yeast could help epilepsySneaking cannabis DNA into yeast can create enormous quantities of any marijuana component, from those with medical applications to the ones that get you high
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UN climate events are a wasted opportunity for public engagementEven in green Germany, the UN Paris climate conference failed to catalyse greater concern among citizens. Smarter strategies are required, says Adam Corner
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Energy firm branding not deals influences customer switchingEnergy companies in the UK are using specific branding approaches instead of product innovation to keep customers, according to new research.
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Spain's Fresh Memories of Dictatorship Spain is experiencing its worst constitutional crisis in its nearly 40 years as a democracy, and it keeps escalating. This week, the Spanish government announced it would impose direct rule over the northeastern region of Catalonia, where a contested referendum—one Madrid had declared unconstitutional—yielded a vote in favor of independence. What’s next is uncertain, but some have turned to the c
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Living close to green spaces is associated with better attention in childrenHow do green spaces affect cognitive development in children? A new study from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institute supported by 'la Caixa' Foundation, concludes that children with more greenness around their homes may develop better attention capacities.
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Proton therapy for prostate cancer is advantageous to imrt according to new studyProton therapy treatment for prostate cancer is associated with higher survival rates and decreased risk of complications compared to intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) according to a new study by researchers at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center.
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UNIST researchers develop highly stable perovskite solar cellsSouth Korea's Ulsan Nationl Institute of Science and Technology has recently introduced a highly stable perovskite solar cells (PSCs).
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Hepatitis C care falling short for young opioid users in R.I.New research finds that while many Rhode Island young adults who use opioids get screened for hepatitis C, they aren't always connected to care for an infection if one is detected.
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Some infant rice cereals contain elevated levels of methylmercuryEating large amounts of certain fish can expose consumers to methylmercury, which can potentially cause health problems. But recent research has shown that rice grown in polluted conditions can also have raised levels. Now, a study appearing in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reports that some types of infant rice cereal could also contain amounts of methylmercury that could potent
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Scientists use seismic waves to measure tornado intensitySeismic waves generated by tornadoes when they touch down could be used to measure a twister's intensity, according to a new study.
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Researchers developing a new type of synthetic molecular machineResearchers at the University of Twente's research institute MESA+ are constructing molecular machines capable of exerting a measurable force at nanoscale and in fluid environment. The design of these machines is based on self-assembling supramolecular tubules which can accumulate and store energy from light and convert it into a mechanical work.. The tubules were inspired by the biomolecular stru
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New Avengers 4 Set Pictures Tease a Classic Comic Book Outfit For Hawkeye Rian Johnson discusses Poe’s journey in The Last Jedi . Shazam director David F. Sandberg braces for backlash over some of the film’s choices. The Man in the High Castle adds a new recurring character. Plus, tons of new Stranger Things teases, and new clips from Star Wars Rebels . Spoilers now! Avengers 4 New set pictures from the film offer another new look for Hawkeye—although a bit less radica
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Scientists find a new way to transform ambient heat into motion in nanoscale devicesA team of scientists have found a new way to transform ambient heat into motion in nanoscale devices – a discovery which could open up new possibilities for data storage, sensors, nanomotors and other applications in the ever-shrinking world of electronics.
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Scavenging to survive below the seafloorMicroorganisms living in the sediments buried below the seafloor obtain their nutrients by using secreted enzymes to degrade adsorbed detritus. A new study shows that in order to survive for long time scales, microorganisms eat one another after they die.
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What is an electric sail? Another exotic way to explore the solar systemWe're all familiar with the idea of solar sails to explore the solar system, using the light pressure from the sun. But there's another propulsion system that could harness the power of the sun, electric sails, and it's a pretty exciting idea.
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Determining when humans started impacting the planet on a large scaleHumans have so profoundly altered the Earth that, some scientists argue, our current geologic epoch requires a new name: the Anthropocene. But defining the precise start of the era is tricky. Would it begin with the spread of domesticated farm animals or the appearance of radioactive elements from nuclear bomb tests? Scientists report in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology a method to measure
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Jarisch-Herxheimer and Lyme diseaseWhen patients diagnosed with chronic Lyme are treated, no matter what happens as a response to the treatment is considered by believers to be evidence in support of the diagnosis. If they get better, then that is evidence that the treatment is working. If they get worse, then that is evidence that the treatment is working and they are experiencing the JHR (or "herxing" as the community calls it).
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Little Simz, "Good For What": The UK Rapper Embraces Me-First GlobalizationWhile British rappers have come to the forefront thanks to Drake, Simz is bringing her music Stateside in a way that's unmistakably her.
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Review: Peak Design Everyday Messenger 13This stylish messenger bag puts everything in its place.
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Colliding neutron stars apply kiss of death to theories of gravity Enlarge / Neutron star mergers, the slayers of zombies. (credit: NASA ) Theoreticians claim to love data. Data is the thing that allows them to test their theories and prove that they are right. Unfortunately for them, the data often doesn't support the theory. In those cases, the data has just stabbed your labor of love right in the heart, and you are expected to say "thank you, sir. May I have
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Svendborg-sagen får stor opbakning fra studerende på KU Hundredvis af studerende var tirsdag mødt op til fællesfoto foran Københavns Universitet for at vise støtte i Svendborg-sagen. Sagen har fået flere studerende til at overveje, om deres fremtid er i det offentlige sundhedsvæsen.
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Extinction looms for two rare bird species after devastating hurricanesConservation biologist Paul Reillo is torn between two worlds in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria—one of swift action and one of waiting.
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Testing theories of cooperation between groups in rural GeorgiaMax Schaub with Bocconi University in Italy has conducted a study to test theories of cooperation among individuals in groups. In his paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, he describes the study, the data he collected, and his interpretation of the results.
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These New Batteries Won't Make Your Smartphone ExplodeExperimental gas-based lithium-ion batteries could power instruments in high-altitude drones and on spacecraft missions to Mars and beyond -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Future of Online Dating Is Unsexy and Brutally Effective When I give the dating app LoveFlutter my Twitter handle, it rewards me with a 28-axis breakdown of my personality: I’m an analytic Type A who’s unsettlingly sex-focused and neurotic (99th percentile). On the sidebar where my “Personality Snapshot” is broken down in further detail, a section called “Chat-Up Advice” advises, “Do your best to avoid being negative. Get to the point quickly and don’t
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Plastic and metal-organic frameworks partner for sensing and storageA marriage between 3-D printer plastic and a versatile material for detecting and storing gases could lead to inexpensive sensors and fuel cell batteries alike, suggests new research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
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Albert Einstein’s ‘Theory of Happiness’ Fetches $1.56 MillionOut of change for a tip in Tokyo in 1922, the physicist offered a bellboy some advice scribbled on hotel notepaper. This week it was auctioned.
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A natural strain of fungus could clean oil spills and return life to Alberta's oilsands"The current methods of restoring these sites are not as cost efficient or energy efficient as they could be, and can cause more environmental disruption," said Susan Kaminskyj, a professor in the Department of Biology. "Our biotech innovation should help to solve this type of problem faster and with less additional disturbance."
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New genes on "deteriorating" Y chromosomeThe Y chromosome, which is found only in males, is difficult to decode even with the latest sequencing technologies. Among evolutionary biologists, the question as to which genes lie on the male sex chromosome and where they came from is therefore hotly debated. Using an innovative analysis method, a team of population geneticists from Vetmeduni Vienna have now made a crucial breakthrough. They we
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Sparrow chicks can ID song from opening noteA new University of Nebraska-Lincoln study has shown that golden-crowned sparrow chicks can name their tune in just one note – even before knowing the song.
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Daimler præsenterer eldrevet lastbilNy elektrisk lastbil fra Daimler er netop blevet præsenteret på Tokyo Motorshow. Inden for få år vil selskabet have en hel palet af elektriske busser og lastbiler.
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Politiet: Vores nye superdatabase er designet med privacy for øje Politiets nye værktøj til tværgående informationsanalyse beskytter til dels imod hackerangreb og usaglige databaseopslag i politiet. Derudover er der meget vide rammer for anvendelse. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/politiet-vores-nye-superdatabase-designet-med-privacy-oeje-1082083 Version2
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'Flat pack' recyclable emergency shelters to help hurricane victimsPeople displaced by natural disasters such as hurricane Irma could benefit from new, recyclable plastic-based shelters developed and tested by researchers at the University of Bath and plastics company Protomax.
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Image of the Day: CRISPR on a Mouse CanvasScientists are using CRISPR-Cas9 technology to tag and explore specific sets of neurons in mice, in one of the first steps towards building a comprehensive atlas of brain circuitry.
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UMass Amherst researchers find triclosan and other chemicals accumulate in toothbrushesA team of environmental chemists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by Baoshan Xing, who has long studied how polymers take up chemicals they contact, report in the current issue of Environmental Science & Technology that triclosan, an antibacterial agent in some over-the-counter toothpastes, accumulates in toothbrush bristles and is easily released in the mouth if the user switches to
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Deforestation linked to palm oil production is making Indonesia warmerIn the past decades, large areas of forest in Sumatra, Indonesia, have been replaced by cash crops like oil palm and rubber plantations. New research, published in the European Geosciences Union journal Biogeosciences, shows that these changes in land use increase temperatures in the region. The added warming could affect plants and animals and make parts of the country more vulnerable to wildfire
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A better way to wash pesticides off applesPolishing an apple with your shirt might remove some dust and dirt, but getting rid of pesticide residues could take a little more work. Researchers now report in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, that washing apples with a common household product -- baking soda -- could do the trick for residues on the surfaces of the fruit.
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Triclosan accumulates in toothbrushes, potentially prolonging users' exposureIn September, a ban on triclosan in over-the-counter antiseptic soaps, gels and wipes went into effect in the US. But the antibacterial ingredient is still allowed in toothpastes for its reported ability to reduce gum inflammation, plaque and cavities. Now a study in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology has found that triclosan accumulates in toothbrush bristles and elastomer parts, and is read
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Some infant rice cereals contain elevated levels of methylmercuryEating large amounts of certain fish can expose consumers to methylmercury, which can potentially cause health problems. But recent research has shown that rice grown in polluted conditions can also have raised levels. Now, a study appearing in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reports that some types of infant rice cereal could also contain amounts of methylmercury that could potent
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Determining when humans started impacting the planet on a large scaleHumans have so profoundly altered the Earth that, some scientists argue, our current geologic epoch requires a new name: the Anthropocene. But defining the precise start of the era is tricky. Would it begin with the spread of domesticated farm animals or the appearance of radioactive elements from nuclear bomb tests? Scientists report in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology a method to measure
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How to actually remove pesticides from your fruit Health Assuming that you should be worried about them in the first place. There’s a lot to worry about when it comes to food—or rather, there’s a lot that people want you to worry about.
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Trap for ‘wild’ electrons could make graphene more useful Scientists have learned how to tame the unruly electrons in graphene. Graphene is a nano-thin layer of the carbon-based graphite in pencils. It is far stronger than steel and a great conductor. But when electrons move through it, they do so in straight lines and their high velocity does not change. “If they hit a barrier, they can’t turn back, so they have to go through it,” says Eva Y. Andrei, p
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Hacking the bacterial social networkWhenever we use our smartphones to check social media, we face loads of bacteria on the devices—even more than on toilet seats, according to a University of Arizona study. Those bacteria may have their own form of social network that, like Facebook, allows the single-cell creatures to attract and repel one another.
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Meet Junornis: the tiny Cretaceous bird which reveals the earliest form of bounding flight Newly-discovered Junornis huoi was the oldest bird capable of bounding flight – and represents an exciting update to what we know about complex flight A 126-million-year-old fossil has demonstrated that birds were capable of a special form of flight much earlier than previously thought. The newly named Junornis huoi (which means “beautiful wing”) is known from a single incredibly preserved specim
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Developing a 'gravitational theory' for ecologyAn important breakthrough by EPFL researchers could lead to the discovery of a set of general laws applicable to the environmental sciences.
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How to talk to kids about what they see in movies Children can benefit from both the positive and negative themes of a movie by watching and discussing the film with a parent or other adult, research shows. Researchers analyzed popular children’s movies and ranked their most common positive and negative themes. While the most common positive theme was the importance of helping and protecting others, the use of guns and other weapons topped the l
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The Cast of 'Stranger Things': Fans of Stan Lee and R&BWIRED asked Caleb McLaughlin and Finn Wolfhard to give us a peek inside their smartphones. Here's what we found.
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Invasion of maize-eating caterpillars worsens hunger crisis in Africa Crops that feed 200 million people at risk from destructive march of fall armyworm, as agriculture experts call for urgent action The crops that 200 million people rely on in Africa are under threat from a caterpillar that is spreading throughout the continent, agriculture experts have warned. Urgent action needs to be taken to stop the fall armyworm ’s destructive march across the continent. Con
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The Tragedy of Jeff Flake About six hours after taking to the Senate floor to announce his retirement and deliver a thundering indictment of his party, his president, and his country’s political culture, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake called me from his cell phone. He sounded tired. “It’s been quite a day,” he said, sighing, and chuckling, and then sighing again. For Flake, the day had begun with an interview in the Arizona R
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Racial profiling by retailers creates an unwelcome climate for black shoppers, study showsDiscrimination endured by black shoppers forces them to downplay their race or shy away from an activity among the most common and celebrated in American culture, according to new research.
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Extraordinarily strong nonlinear optical graphene-like material could renovate nonlinear photonicsNonlinear optics is a key enabling technology of our modern society, such as in imaging and high-speed data communication. But the traditional devices suffer from relatively small nonlinear optical coefficients of conventional optical materials. An interdisciplinary team of scientists from Aalto University, University of Eastern Finland, University of Arizona, Cambridge University, University of O
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Tackle Your Next DIY Project With Two Big Black & Decker Tool Discounts, Today Only Black & Decker 20V MAX Drill/Driver Impact Combo Kit , $60 Black & Decker 550-Pound Project Center and Vise , $80 Today only, Amazon’s running two great deals on Black & Decker tools to help you with your next DIY project. First up, you can get a 20V cordless drill/driver and an impact driver (with one shared battery) for just $60. That’s an all-time low, and a solid discount from its
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Cyberangreb rammer Rusland og UkraineComputere i lufthavne og togstationer sat ud af drift.
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Research shows how industry spends to influence the legislative agendaEvery year companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars on elections in the United States. Yet studies of roll-call votes have shown that donations to specific office holders do not regularly yield the votes donors want. So why do industries continue to pour billions into the coffers of legislators?
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The mental health toll of Puerto Rico's prolonged power outagesMore than a month has passed since Hurricane Maria's initial landfall in Puerto Rico, but around 80 percent of the island still remains without power.
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Cujo's Unexpected Lesson About Parenting and Art By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Colum McCann, George Saunders, Emma Donoghue, Michael Chabon, and more. Doug McLean There is a moment in Vacationland­— a new book by the writer, actor, and comedian John Hodgman—when the author fears he’s screwed his 8-year-old son up for life. It’s a subtle and profound excha
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Video: How will coastal cities adapt to sea level rise?Since we don't yet know how fast and how high sea levels are going to rise because of climate change, our strategies must be ready and adaptive as conditions change, according to UC Berkeley urban designer Kristina Hill.
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Five years of findings hint at Australia's future response to our changing atmosphereSince its launch in 2012, the EucFACE experiment, based at WSU's Hawkesbury campus, has exposed a patch of native forest in north-west Sydney to high levels of carbon-dioxide—replicating our predicted future atmosphere.
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Insects Conquered a Watery Realm with Just 2 New GenesMinor genetic changes can have big evolutionary consequences. When a gene duplication gave some water striders a novel leg part, it opened up a new world for them -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Poll: Stress, reward & surprises among those who take care of loved ones with dementiaThey don't get pay, recognition, or much of a break. They spend hours a day helping someone who may not even recognize them anymore. Now, a new poll gives a glimpse into the lives of the spouses, grown children and other family members and friends who act as caregivers for up to five million Americans with dementia. Seventy-eight percent said it was stressful. But there were surprises, too.
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The Woman Taking On Russia's Trolling MachineWhen Anna Zhavnerovich publicized the details of her assault, she joined a growing movement of survivors fighting back against Russia's trolling machine.
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These Explosions Show Why the FAA Doesn’t Want Laptops in LuggageVideos of the air regulator's experiments show how violent a battery fire can be.
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Facebook's Aggressive Moves on Startups Threaten InnovationFacebook's pattern of acquiring or copying hot startups threatens innovation in social media.
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Students fortify concrete by adding recycled plasticDiscarded plastic bottles could one day be used to build stronger, more flexible concrete structures, from sidewalks and street barriers, to buildings and bridges, according to a new study.
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Summer Shedding: 'Hair Loss' Searches Peak in Warmer MonthsDo humans have a shedding season? According to an analysis of Google searches for "hair loss," that may be the case: A new study finds that these searches spike in the summer and fall.
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Vi arbejder konstant på at sikre balance mellem effekt og sikkerhedLægemiddelstyrelsen og nabolandenes styrelser og EMA er i tæt kontakt om at sikre, at lægemidler kun godkendes eller får lov at blive på markedet hvis fordelene overstiger ulemperne.
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This 1935 Car of the Future Had Huge Spheres Instead of Wheels The 1935 car of the future (Popular Science/Novak Archive) Between flying cars and three-wheeled cars , the period between World War I and World War II had some interesting ideas for the future of automobiles. But this one may have been the weirdest. Who needs wheels when you’ve got giantic rolling spheres? The September 1935 issue of Popular Science included the illustration above, showing off t
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After Mexico’s Earthquake, Social Media Is the New 911In the aftermath of the September Mexico earthquake, some citizens didn't trust official relief—so they used Twitter to build a new system from scratch.
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The Rosetta spacecraft recorded the eruption of jets of dust on 67P/Chruyumov-GerasimenkoThe impressive jets of dust that comets emit into space during their journey around the Sun are not driven solely by the sublimation of frozen water. In some cases further processes augment the outbreaks. Possible scenarios include the release of pressurized gas stored below the surface or the conversion of one kind of frozen water into an energetically more favourable one. These are the findings
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It's Official: Earliest Known Marine Astrolabe Found in ShipwreckMore than 500 years ago, a fierce storm sank a ship carrying the earliest known marine astrolabe — a device that helped sailors navigate at sea, new research finds.
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Rare Footage Captures Giant Jellyfish Living Under Arctic IceSurprisingly, adult jellyfish survive the winter under the Arctic's thick sea ice.
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Why Is My Brain Tingling?The neuroscience of “autonomous sensory meridian response” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Atlantic

The Hidden Meaning of Kids' Shapes and Scribbles High on the list of awkward social interactions is the moment when a dentist or a coworker shows off her young child’s nonsensical art. A bystander might think the art—or at least the fact of its existence—is cute. Or she might think it’s ridiculous or downright terrifying. In either case, a common reaction is to smile and ask, “What’s it supposed to be?” After all, these creations rarely look li
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The Atlantic

Americans Are Sending Too Much Stuff to Houston ROSE CITY, Texas—Six weeks after Hurricane Harvey hit, on a humid evening in early October, mold was growing up the sides of houses. Workers had stripped the town hall down to its studs, tossing out the soaked paper, ruined electronics, wet drywall, and warped boards. Outside, bottles and bottles of water were stacked near gallons of soap and lotion. Inside, Mayor Bonnie Stephenson surveyed the e
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San Francisco Just Took a Huge Step Toward Internet UtopiaSan Francisco's plan to build its own fiber optic network sets an example for the rest of the nation.
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The Scientist Who Cracked Biology’s Mysteries With MathD’Arcy Wentworth Thompson pioneered mathematical biology. Imagine what he could he have done with modern computational methods.
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Rethinking Digital Archives After the Napa FireFires like the Napa Fire destroy photos. Servers crash. Files vanish. There's no way to future-proof your past.
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Robust jaws and crushing bites allow sea otters to specialize their dietsA sea otter's survival depends on their ability to catch and eat prey. Unlike most marine mammals, sea otters lack a thick layer of blubber to insulate them from the frigid waters of the Pacific Ocean. Instead, they rely on dense fur and a very active metabolism to keep warm.
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How CRABS CLAW represses TORNADO 2 in plant developmentMany staple foods such as grains and fruits derive from flowering plants. Flowers are formed from groups of dividing stem cells at the ends of shoots, and the division of these cells stops at a particular stage of development once floral components have formed. A new study by scientists at Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) provides new molecular insight into the coordination of thes
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ATLAS Experiment studies photon-tagged jet quenching in the quark-gluon plasmaCollisions of lead nuclei in the LHC form the hot, dense medium known as the quark-gluon plasma (QGP). Experimentally, the QGP is characterised by the collective flow of emerging quarks and gluons. They fragment into highly collimated "jets" of particles that in turn lose energy through a phenomenon known as jet quenching. Studying this effect can improve the understanding of quantum chromodynamic
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Fuel from diamonds?European researchers are investigating new approaches to decrease the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, with a view to exploiting them. If successful, their experimental technology will help fight climate change and provide a more sustainable supply of raw materials for certain industrial branches.
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Pollutant emitted by forest fire causes DNA damage and lung cell deathWhen exposed in a laboratory to pollution levels comparable to those found in the atmosphere of the Amazon region during the forest and crop burning season, human lung cells suffer severe DNA damage and stop dividing. After 72 hours of exposure, over 30 percent of the cultured cells are dead. The main culprit appears to be retene, a chemical compound that belongs to the class of polycyclic aromati
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Wave nature of delocalized electrons in defective hydrocarbons at the origin of cosmic infrared emissionA new study in Physical Review Letters reveals that the series of infrared (IR) band peaks, collectively known as the cosmic unidentified IR emission, arises as a consequence of the wavelike behavior of delocalized electrons in hydrocarbon compounds. An essential aspect of these compounds is that they undergo structural transformations triggered by starlight absorption. These transformations descr
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Materials with a special kind of boundary between crystal grains can deform in unexpected waysMost metals and semiconductors, from the steel in a knife blade to the silicon in a solar panel, are made up of many tiny crystalline grains. The way these grains meet at their edges can have a major impact on the solid's properties, including mechanical strength, electrical conductivity, thermal properties, flexibility, and so on.
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Nets spærrer NemID på hardware på grund af sårbarhed NemID på hardware er blevet spærret af Nets som følge af en sårbarhed. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/nets-spaerrer-nemid-paa-hardware-paa-grund-saarbarhed-1082081 Version2
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Kæmpebatteri giver elbus rækkevidde på 300 kmHeldagsbatterier er fremtiden for elbusser, mener kinesisk batterigigant.
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Revealing galactic secretsCountless galaxies vie for attention in this monster image of the Fornax Galaxy Cluster, some appearing only as pinpricks of light while others dominate the foreground. One of these is the lenticular galaxy NGC 1316. The turbulent past of this much-studied galaxy has left it with a delicate structure of loops, arcs and rings that astronomers have now imaged in greater detail than ever before with
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Flexible batteries a highlight for smart dental aidsRedesigned lithium-ion batteries could help improve the efficiency of orthodontic devices.
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NYT > Science

For an Endangered Animal, a Fire or Hurricane Can Mean the EndWhen a wildfire swept through Arizona, all but 35 rare red squirrels disappeared. After California’s fires and Hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma, so did other near-extinct animals.
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The Atlantic

Anti-Trump Conservatism Is Politically Dead In his speech on Tuesday announcing that he won’t seek reelection to the Senate, Jeff Flake denounced the “reckless, outrageous and undignified” behavior coming from “the top of our government.” Earlier the same day, Bob Corker—also retiring— said Donald Trump “debases the country.” In the days to come, George Will will likely say something similar on MSNBC. Charlie Sykes may do so on public radi
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The Atlantic

How Trump Is Endangering His Prized Tax Cuts “If there’s anything that unifies Republicans, it’s tax reform,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell assured reporters on Tuesday who were wondering if President Trump’s latest feud with a GOP senator would threaten his top legislative priority. McConnell is undeniably correct. Tax reform, even more than repealing and replacing Obamacare, is the GOP lodestar. But the reason Republicans haven’t
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The Atlantic

Can Democrats Revive the Possibility of a Public Option for Health Care? Ever since a so-called “public option” failed to pass as part of the Affordable Care Act, there hasn’t been much talk in Washington about setting up a government-run health-insurance plan that could compete with private insurers. Democratic Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii wants to change that. On Wednesday, Schatz is introducing legislation that would allow states to set up their own public option
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These Neurons are Alive and Firing. And You Can Watch Them In 3-DResearchers are keeping little bits of brain tissue on life support long enough to dye, sequence, zap, and map out individual neurons in 3-D.
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Dagens Medicin

Nyt regeringsudspil: Ventetid på kommunal genoptræning skal ned på syv dageRegeringen lægger med nyt udspil op til, at borgere skal kunne få kommunal genoptræning inden syv dage efter udskrivelse. Ellers skal borgere frit kunne vælge en privat leverandør.
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C-sections lead to heftier mouse pups, but the implications for people aren’t clearMice born via C-section gained more weight than mice born vaginally, adding to the body of research that hints at a link between birth mode and future health.
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Ingeniøren

EU-lande blokerer for ny godkendelse af Roundup-stofEt mindretal af EU's lande har i dag blokeret for en forlængelse af tilladelsen til at bruge glyphosat. EU-Kommissionen vil nu forsøge at få opbakning til at forlænge tilladelsen for en kortere periode.
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Wildlife colonises man-made rockpoolsAberystwyth University scientists work to make manmade sea defences a better home for Nature.
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Ny bevilling til forskning i kulturelle forestillinger om tarmbakterier og mentale lidelserFor nyligt har udstillingen Mind the Gut trukket fulde huse på Medicinsk Museion og fået...
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Politikere: »God, borgerlig-liberal politik« at fjerne krav om vandkontrolØnsket om et godt helbred må være incitament nok til at få foretaget de kontrolprøver af drikkevand, som fra på fredag ikke længere vil være et krav fra myndighederne. Det mener Liberal Alliances miljøordfører.
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Viden

”Antilope-parfume” holder smittefarlige fluer vækIldelugtende væske kan holde tsetse-fluer væk fra køer. Samme idé kan beskytte os mod sovesyge.
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Dagens Medicin

Flere delepraksis i Region Syddanmark vil have ekstra kapacitet Efter overenskomstaftalen for almen praksis er faldet på plads, har Region Syddanmark oplevet, at en række delepraksis ønsker at udvide med en ekstra kapacitet, fortæller praksischef.
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Ingeniøren

Professor: Smid bare trusselsbreve fra advokater på piratjagt i papirkurven Advokater sender tusindvis af skrivelser til borgere med påstand om ulovlig streaming af film - og et 'tilbud' om at betale. Brevene kan blot ignoreres, lyder det fra professor. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/professor-smid-bare-trusselsbreve-piratjaegerne-papirkurven-1082052 Version2
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Nyt Facebook-forsøg: Kun reklamer og venner i dit nyhedsfeedFacebook eksperimenterer med at opdele betalt og ubetalt indhold. "Katastrofalt", lyder kritikken.
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The Atlantic

How Do You Regulate a Self-Improving Algorithm? At a large technology conference in Toronto this fall, Anna Goldenberg, a star in the field of computer science and genetics, described how artificial intelligence is revolutionizing medicine. Algorithms based on the AI principle of machine learning now can outperform dermatologists at recognizing skin cancers in blemish photos. They can beat cardiologists in detecting arrhythmias in EKGs. In Gol
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Science : NPR

Amid GMO Strife, Food Industry Vies For Public Trust In CRISPR Technology Mushrooms that don't brown? Pigs resistant to diseases? Though the process does not introduce foreign genetic material into food or livestock, getting consumers to buy in will be an uphill battle. (Image credit: Adam Fagen/Flickr)
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Dagens Medicin

Britiske læger får stor check for at nedsætte sig i udkanten Den britiske sundhedsminister vil give nyuddannede praktiserende læger 167.000 kr. som engangsbeløb, hvis de nedsætter sig i nogle af Englands lægedækningstruede områder.
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Droner tæller græskar på markenPå Gyldensteen Gods har de fået hjælp af SDU's dronecenter til at beregne høsten af græskar. På sigt skal dronerne også tælle andet end græskar.
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Companies in Ukraine, Russia come under new cyberattackA new strain of malicious software has paralyzed computers at a Ukrainian airport, the Ukrainian capital's subway and at some independent Russian media.
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EPA chemical review would exclude millions of tons of toxinsSpurred by the chemical industry, President Donald Trump's administration is retreating from a congressionally mandated review of some of the most dangerous chemicals in public use.
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Asbestos, dry cleaning agent among 10 chemicals under reviewUnder a congressional mandate, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing 10 chemicals to determine if they pose an unreasonable risk to human health or the environment and should be subject to additional regulation. They range from asbestos, which was widely used for decades in products including insulation and roofing materials, to the dry cleaning chemical PCE.
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Kaspersky: We uploaded US documents but quickly deleted themSometime in 2014, a group of analysts walked into the office of Eugene Kaspersky, the ebullient founder of Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, to deliver some sobering news. The analysts were in possession of a cache of files belonging to the Equation Group, an extraordinarily powerful band of hackers that would later be exposed as an arm of the U.S. National Security Agency. But the analyst
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Ars Technica

Worker who snuck NSA malware home had his PC backdoored, Kaspersky says Enlarge (credit: Kaspersky Lab) A National Security Agency worker who reportedly sneaked classified materials out of the agency stored them on a home computer that was later infected by a malicious backdoor that allowed third parties to remotely access the machine, officials with Moscow-based antivirus provider Kaspersky Lab said. The NSA worker—described in some published reports as a contractor
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Slurp alert: Japanese fork masks noodle-sucking noiseA Japanese firm has created what it claims is a world-first "noise-cancelling" fork to mask the sound made by slurping down noodles, dubbed "noodle harassment" on social media.
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Hurricane sent foul water from the sewers into Biscayne Bay. What happens now?If the flooding Hurricane Irma unleashed around Miami-Dade County looked bad onshore, scientists worry the damage to Biscayne Bay could be far more long-lasting, and difficult to fix.
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Google's parent sends Internet balloons to reconnect Puerto Rico cell phonesGoogle's parent company Alphabet has dispatched its stratospheric Project Loon balloons to deliver Internet service to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.
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Can Microsoft’s “Hologram” Maker Become the New Sears Portrait Studio?The volumetric videos could one day take those awkward family photos to a whole new level.
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Science | The Guardian

Unknown territory: why do we remember the first time? First runs in a new location are memorable, even magical – an introduction to a new city, for example – and science has set out to explain the phenomenon You remember your first time, right? Everyone does. That grand départ into the unknown, the bewildering, clean-sheeted novelty of it all. That initial feeling of hesitation. The lingering trepidation. Then, bang, that’s all behind you. You’re aw
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Science | The Guardian

Empathy – the latest gadget Silicon Valley wants to sell you The tech world wants us to believe that virtual reality will unlock human understanding on a global scale. But it’s also a business strategy The other week, Mark Zuckerberg visited Puerto Rico without leaving California . He stood on the roof of Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park with a virtual reality (VR) headset strapped to his face, and immersed himself in a flooded street 3,000 miles away
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Researchers explore how chewing affects teeth on the nanoscaleFood leaves permanent traces on teeth. Cows chewing on grass, tigers tearing up a piece of raw meat and humans munching on tortilla chips all end up with tiny scratches and nicks on the enamel of their teeth. Examining these marks on the microscale—what researchers call "microwear"—has led to new discoveries about the nature of teeth and the diet of our human ancestors.
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Insects can school humans in coping with adversityInsects have to cope with a wide range of environmental factors in order to thrive – disease, drought and habitat changes. Scientists hope that studying insect biology and behaviour could help humans cope with problems from climate change to disease control, shift work and even jet lag.
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Nissan executive bows to apologize for inspections scandalNissan Executive Vice President Daniele Schillaci bowed deeply for several seconds in a Japanese-style apology Wednesday, expressing his remorse for widespread illegal inspections at the automaker.
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Science | The Guardian

How a critic of economics became the discipline’s Nobel-winning best friend Enthusiasm for Richard Thaler’s work on behavioural economics means economists have more influence than ever. But their failures contributed to the financial crisis – and we’re being distracted, say Tiago Mata and Jack Wright The praise is still pouring in for Richard Thaler, winner of the 2017 Sveriges Riksbank prize in economic sciences in memory of Alfred Nobel. The news was described as “ won
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Twitter increase ad transparency to foil politics meddlingTwitter on Tuesday announced steps to make it easier to see who is behind political ads and who they are targeting as social media giants try to thwart skullduggery.
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Neutrons reveal suppression of magnetic order in pursuit of a quantum spin liquidPaige Kelley, a postdoctoral researcher with a joint appointment at the University of Tennessee and the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is using neutrons to study specific crystal properties that could lead to the realization of a quantum spin liquid, a novel state of matter that may form the basis of future quantum computing technologies.
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Where is the southwest getting all of its water?Picture a nation-wide system of pipes and waterways connecting watershed basins all around the country.
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A chance Amazon encounter, then a tribe's near extinctionTzako Waiapi remembers perfectly the day he first stumbled across white men while hunting in the Amazon rainforest: within months nearly everyone he knew had died of a mysterious sickness.
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Einstein note on happy living sells for $1.56 millionA note that Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo briefly describing his theory on happy living sold at auction in Jerusalem on Tuesday for $1.56 million, the auction house said.
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Nobel laureate wants global environment courtNobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkul Karman proposed in Honduras on Tuesday the creation of a global tribunal to prosecute executives of multinational firms who damage the earth.
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Five things to see at the Tokyo Motor ShowFrom a car that wants to be your friend to another that burns off the fat: here are five hot vehicles on display at the Tokyo Motor Show.
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No dog's life for elderly animals in Singapore ZooKima the cheetah lies unconscious on an operating table while blood samples are taken and a monitor beeps in the background, being treated not for the results of a savage attack, but for the ravages of old age.
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US Congress passes $36.5 bn in hurricane, wildfire aidThe US Senate on Tuesday approved a $36.5 billion disaster relief package for hurricane-affected communities like Puerto Rico and for areas devastated by wildfires, sending the bill to President Donald Trump for his signature.
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Energy firm branding, not deals, influences customer switchingEnergy companies in the UK are using specific branding approaches instead of product innovation to keep customers, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).
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Weak social ties a killer for male whalesMale killer whales are more likely to die if they are not at the centre of their social group, new research suggests.
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Science | The Guardian

Pollutants from fracking could pose health risk to children, warn researchers Analysis of US fracking sites suggests pollutants including airborne particulates and heavy metals could affect neurodevelopment of babies and children Pollutants released during fracking processes could pose a health risk to infants and children, according to researchers studying chemicals involved in shale gas operations. The extraction of shale gas using pressurised fluid – a process known as
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It-eksperter: Misforstået hvis offentlig digitalisering overfokuserer på blockchain, AI og VR Mange småforsøg giver risiko for, at man ikke bliver god til noget, lyder advarsel fra Dansk IT. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/offentlige-myndigheder-har-kig-paa-blockchain-droner-vr-digitalisering-handler-ikke-de-mest Version2
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300.000 brugeres navne, mailadresser og gaveønsker lå ubeskyttet i PostNord-database PostNord-database med mail-adresser og navne har stået åben for uvedkommende. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/fandt-ubeskyttet-postnord-database-med-hundrede-tusindevis-brugeroplysninger-1082050 Version2
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Translocated hawks thrive in HispaniolaSpecies translocation—capturing animals in one place and releasing them in another—is a widely used conservation method for establishing or reestablishing populations of threatened species. However, translocation projects often fail when the transplanted animals fail to thrive in their new home. A new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications demonstrates how close monitoring of the anima
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Researchers test the capability of a novel nanoparticle to remove cadmium toxicity from a freshwater systemNanotechnology plays an important role in removing toxic chemicals found in the soil. Currently more than 70 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund sites are using or testing nanoparticles to remove or degrade environmental contaminants. One of these—nano-zero-valent iron—is widely used, though its effect on organisms has not been examined.
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Rapid cellphone charging getting closer to realityThe ability to charge cellphones in seconds is one step closer after researchers at the University of Waterloo used nanotechnology to significantly improve energy-storage devices known as supercapacitors.
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Fireworks in space: NASA's twins study explores gene expressionNASA's Twins Study preliminary results have revealed that space travel causes an increase in methylation, the process of turning genes on and off, and additional knowledge in how that process works.
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Gizmodo

Albert Einstein Proven Right on His Life Advice Being Worth More Than a Cash Tip Photo: AP Physicist Albert Einstein, one of history’s greatest minds, has been proven right in the long term about a lot of things, like the continued success of his theory of general relativity to aspects of that theory which eluded detection for decades, like the existence of gravitational waves . Now he’s been proven right on his split decision to jot down some stuff on a piece of paper instea
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First white-box testing model finds thousands of errors in self-driving carsResearchers from Lehigh University and Columbia University shine a light into the black box of deep learning systems with DeepXplore, the first automated white-box testing of such systems. Evaluating DeepXplore on real-world datasets, the researchers were able to expose thousands of unique incorrect corner-case behaviors. They will present their findings at the 2017 biennial ACM Symposium on Opera
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Rapid cellphone charging getting closer to realityThe ability to charge cellphones in seconds is one step closer after researchers at the University of Waterloo used nanotechnology to significantly improve energy-storage devices known as supercapacitors.
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Large declines seen in teen substance abuse, delinquencySurvey data indicate that in recent years, teens have become far less likely to abuse alcohol, nicotine and illicit drugs, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Teens also are less likely to engage in behaviors like fighting and stealing, and the researchers believe the declines in substance use and delinquency are connected.
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Translocated hawks thrive in HispaniolaSpecies translocation -- capturing animals in one place and releasing them in another -- is a widely used conservation method for establishing or reestablishing populations of threatened species. However, translocation projects often fail when the transplanted animals fail to thrive in their new home. A new study demonstrates how close monitoring of the animals being released into a new area is he
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Animal Crossing is coming to smartphones with camping theme, paid “tickets” Enlarge / Let's go camping in Animal Crossing ! (credit: Nintendo) More than a year after its official teasing , Nintendo finally took the wraps off the first Animal Crossing game for smartphones on Tuesday. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp will launch for iOS and Android devices "in late November" for free. Much like other Animal Crossing games, Pocket Camp will invite players to customize their own
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New Twists in the Road to Quantum SupremacyQuantum computers will soon surpass conventional ones, but it will take time to make the machines useful.
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In the First Trailer For Radius, a Guy Wakes Up With the Worst Superpower Ever Image: Epic Pictures There are so many high-concept scifi movies out there, it’s always interesting to hear about one with an original premise. And that’s exactly what Radius has . Co-directed by filmmakers Caroline Labrèche & Steeve Léonard, Radius is about a guy who wakes up from an accident with no memory and an unfortunate power: if anyone ventures too close to him, they die instantly. Ho
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IC3-togene skal renoveres for 385 millioner for at dække ind for IC4På grund af problemerne med IC4 må DSB’s snart 30 år gamle arbejdshest tage næsten et årti ekstra på skinnerne. Det kræver renoveringer for 385 millioner kroner.
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BBC wrong to not challenge climate sceptic Lord LawsonAn interview with Lord Lawson should have been challenged, the corporation's complaints unit says.
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Notorious Human Rights Abuser Saudi Arabia Is Pitching Investors on a $500 Billion Pivot to Techno-Utopia Photo: AP Saudi Arabia—a key U.S. ally in the Middle East which also happens to be an armed-to-the-teeth absolute monarchy with a record of massive human rights abuses —is planning on moving forward with a $500 billion plan for a “new city state that would also straddle Jordan and Egypt in the kingdom’s northwest,” Arab News reported . The planned 10,230 square mile (26,500 square kilometer) busi
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Watch Andy Serkis Give You a History of Performance-Capture TechnologyThe star of 'War for the Planet of the Apes' and 'Lord of the Rings' could teach a master class on the subject.
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'More valuable than a regular tip': Einstein's handwritten note to courier sells for $1.5m Handwritten advice to Japanese courier in lieu of a tip exceeds pre-auction estimate by more than 31,000% A note that Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo briefly describing his theory on happy living has sold at auction in Jerusalem for $1.56m (€1.33m ), according to auctioneers. The winning bid for the note far exceeded the pre-auction estimate of between $5,000 and $8,000, according to W
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Tiny Montana Firm Suspiciously Scores $300 Million Contract to Restore Puerto Rico's Electricity Getty Nothing could be less suspicious than a tiny, two-year-old company—whose resumé includes repairing a few miles of electrical line in Arizona—scoring a $300 million contract with Puerto Rico’s electrical company, right? Whitefish Energy, a company that had only two full-time employees a month ago, has done just that. Last week, the Montana-based firm signed a multimillion dollar contract wit
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Weight loss after bariatric surgery can improve heart healthIn overweight and obese people, fat often gets deposited in the midsection of the body. Large amounts of this belly fat can lead to unhealthy changes in a heart's function and size. But according to new findings presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2017, a bariatric surgical procedure, and the weight loss that follows it, actually allows the heart to return to its natura
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How science transformed the world in 100 yearsWe need to be more concerned than ever about how society uses scientific discoveries, says Venki Ramakrishnan.
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AT&T's Cable Business Continues to Be Savaged by Cordcutting Photo: AP It’s not exactly a secret that the cable business is in decline, with millions of TV subscribers choosing to go with what are usually superior and almost always cheaper digital-only options. The pace of cordcutting has continued undiminished. Cable giant AT&T took huge losses among subscribers in third quarter 2017, with its DirecTV and U-Verse networks losing a record 385,000 subsc
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Drones are being used to protect elephants and rhinos from poachersIn parts of southern Africa drones are being used to protect elephants and rhinos from poachers
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Experts launch pioneering autism and mental health researchLeading researchers from Birmingham are today launching a major, new UK study into autism and mental health problems -- and are calling for autistic people and their families to get involved.
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This is the absolute grossest thing about living in space Space Take it from an astronaut. How do you wash your clothes in space? What happens to sweat in space? And what is the grossest aspect of life in space?
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Robo R2: This is the 3D Printer You're Looking For GIF Robo R2 3D Printer My bench has seen half a dozen 3D printers in the last year, and Robo’s R2 is the first one that produced a great first print out of the box. Spending as much time as I have with 3D printers, I was acclimated to the expectation that any 3D printer, even models near the R2's $1500 price point , would need some trial and error print setting tweaks to produce a good print.
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Left By Explorer's Armada, Shipwreck Yields 'Earliest Known' Marine Astrolabe Sunk off Oman, the ship once sailed in the fleet of Vasco da Gama, who found a sea route from Europe to India. Now, researchers say an artifact found on board is a 500-year-old navigation tool. (Image credit: University of Warwick)
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A Dad Is Haunted by His Past as a TV Hero in the Beautifully Animated Pombo Loves You Image: Screen grab via Vimeo Animator Steve Warne has worked on movies like Frankenweenie and the upcoming Isle of Dogs , and his gorgeous stop-motion style is put to perfect use in his new short, Pombo Loves You. It delves into the mind of a man troubled by his long-ago past playing a costumed superhero on a scifi TV show. Grif is just plodding through life as a jazz-loving dad with occasional c
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Corals eat plastic for the taste, not by accident Corals eat plastic because they are drawn to its taste, new research indicates. Scientists have long known that marine animals mistakenly eat plastic debris because the tiny bits of floating plastic might look like prey, but the new study of plastic ingestion by corals suggests there may be an additional reason for the potentially harmful behavior: It just plain tastes good. Visual cues, such as
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Tiny droplets may have kickstarted life on Earth Tiny droplets of water may have been vital for the start of life on Earth, new research suggests. One of the great ironies of biochemistry is that life on Earth could not have begun without water, yet water stymies some chemical reactions necessary for life itself. Microdroplets solve the phosphorylation problem in a relatively elegant way… Now, researchers have found a novel, even poetic solutio
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Energy firm branding, not deals, influences customer switchingUK energy companies are using branding approaches instead of product innovation to keep customers, according to new research from the University of East Anglia.Researchers studied the branding strategies and personalities of the Big Six energy firms and found that maintaining a consistent brand personality over time is important. Consistent brands performed better than those that had significantly
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Weak social ties a killer for male whalesMale killer whales are more likely to die if they are not at the center of their social group, new research suggests.
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Blood-thinning drugs appear to protect against dementia as well as stroke in AF patientsBlood-thinning drugs not only reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) but are also associated with a significant reduction in the risk of dementia, according to new research published in the European Heart Journal.
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Studies support the reduced-risk potential of glo™A comparative assessment of scientific results place glo™, other THPs, e-cigarettes and hybrid products at the opposite, least-risky end of the risk continuum relative to cigarettes. glo™, a tobacco heating product (THP), heats rather burns tobacco. The numbers and levels of toxicants in glo™ emissions are significantly lower than in cigarette smoke, meaning it has the potential to be reduced risk
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Toxicant levels are around 90 percent less in glo™ emissions compared to cigarette smokeToxicant levels in glo™ emissions are around 90 percent less than in cigarette smoke. glo™, a commercial tobacco-heating product, heats rather than burns tobacco. It is the toxicants produced by burning tobacco that are responsible for causing most smoking-related diseases. Reducing smoke toxicants levels should in principle reduce consumer exposure, a potentially important factor in reducing risk
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Vapor from glo™ had little or no biological impact on cells in laboratory testsUnlike smoke, vapor from tobacco heating product -- gloTM -- is not toxic, does not cause oxidative stress, gene mutations or the promotion of tumors in cells in laboratory tests. gloTM, a tobacco heating device, heats rather than burns tobacco. It is well established that it is the toxicants produced by burning tobacco that are responsible for causing most smoking-related diseases. The numbers an
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The ‘Harvey Effect’ Takes Down Leon Wieseltier's Magazine The spell of sexual harassment accusations against powerful men in Hollywood and media intensified on Tuesday with allegations of “workplace misconduct” against Leon Wieseltier, the legendary former literary editor of The New Republic , a contributing editor to The Atlantic , and a long-time fixture in Washington and New York City social circles. “For my offenses against some of my colleagues in
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Blood-thinning drugs 'can reduce risk of dementia by up to 48%' Research ‘strongly suggests’ that patients taking anticoagulants for irregular heartbeat could be protected against dementia and stroke Blood-thinning drugs could protect against dementia and stroke in people with an irregular heartbeat, research suggests. Related: Long working days can cause heart problems, study says Continue reading...
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