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RIP Robert Blakeley, Designer of the Fallout Shelter Sign Photo: Getty Images Designer Robert W. Blakeley isn’t a household name, but every American has seen his work. No, he wasn’t employed by Coca-Cola or Ford or Disney, but instead worked for the US government. Blakeley’s most famous design? He came up with the yellow and black fallout shelter sign. Sadly, he died last week at the age of 95. According to the New York Times , Blakeley first designed t
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Police bodycam test results don’t meet expectations Police departments have embraced body-worn cameras as a tool for reducing police misconduct and building trust between law-enforcement officers and the communities they serve, but do they work? A randomized-controlled trial conducted within the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department by The Lab @ DC , involving about 2,200 officers, shows they don’t notably change officer behavior. Alexande
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The future of storytelling | Shonda Rhimes and Cyndi Stivers"We all feel a compelling need to watch stories, to tell stories ... to discuss the things that tell each one of us that we are not alone in the world," says TV titan Shonda Rhimes. A dominant force in television since "Grey's Anatomy" hit the airwaves, Rhimes discusses the future of media networks, how she's using her narrative-building skills as a force for good, an intriguing concept known as "
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Nintendo promises improved Switch availability for holiday season Enlarge Nintendo expects to have sold more than 16.7 million Switch systems by the end of March 2018, a 4 million unit increase over its last public projection in April and good news for those hoping to find the supply-constrained system for the holiday season. "Thanks to our component suppliers, who even opened up new production lines for the Switch, our ability to ship the console has improved
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Willingness to take risks: A personality traitPeople differ in their willingness to take risks. An individual's propensity for risk taking can also vary across domains. However, there is new evidence showing that there is also a general factor of individual risk preference, which remains stable over time -- akin to the general Intelligence Quotient (IQ). Researchers report these findings based on over 1500 participants in a new article.
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Research pinpoints powerful biomarker of Multiple SclerosisA breakthrough study has revealed unique molecules in the blood of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) that could become definitive diagnostic biomarkers of the world's most common neurologic disability in young adults. The discovery identifies tiny 'dysregulated' micro-RNA molecules that correctly diagnose MS and discriminate between patients at different disease stages -- all in a simple blood t
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Wait a minute! Clamping the umbilical cord later saves preterm babies' livesThousands of preterm babies could be saved by waiting 60 seconds before clamping the umbilical cord after birth instead of clamping it immediately -- according to two international studies. The review found clear evidence that delayed clamping reduced hospital mortality by a third and is safe for mothers and pre-term infants.
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Mental health clinicians need to better engage men with depressionThe approach to treating men with depression needs to change if their increased uptake of mental health services is to be successful, researchers have found.
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Quantum dots visualize tiny vibrational resonancesIn the late 18th century, Ernst Chladni, a scientist and musician, discovered that the vibrations of a rigid plate could be visualized by covering it with a thin layer of sand and drawing a bow across its edge. With the bow movement, the sand bounces and shifts, collecting along the nodal lines of the vibration. Chladni's discovery of these patterns earned him the nickname, "father of acoustics."
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Ny dansk algoritme korrekturlæser livets kodeNaturovervågning, hvor biologer i gummistøvler med kikkert og lup om halsen registrerer...
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On The Walking Dead, Jesus Saves Image: Gene Page/AMC. Alexandria, Hilltop, and the Kingdom continued their assault on the Saviors last night on several fronts. The result was The Walking Dead turning into a live-action video game with barely any zombies in it, for the most part. But there were a few interesting conflicts scattered in there that didn’t involve gunfire—often involving the post-apocalypse’s longhaired prince of pe
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Cover crops provide bed and breakfast layover for migrating birdsAfter harvesting a corn or soybean crop, farmers may plant a cover crop for a variety of reasons -- to reduce soil erosion and nutrient runoff, increase organic matter in the soil, and improve water quality. Now there's another reason. University of Illinois research shows that migratory birds prefer to rest and refuel in fields with cover crops.
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NASA sees Tropical Storm Philippe off Florida coastTropical Depression 18 had strengthened into Tropical Storm Philippe and on Sunday, Oct. 29 was located off the east coast of Florida. NASA's Aqua satellite saw some strong storms with heavy rainfall potential along Florida's central east coast on Oct. 29.
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Remains of 18-Foot-Long Sea Monster Found with Its Favorite FoodsAn exquisitely preserved fossil of an ichthyosaur — a dolphin-like reptile that lived during the dinosaur age — found alongside the remains of hard-shelled ammonites is one of a kind: It's the only Jurassic ichthyosaur ever found in India.
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A Bad Time to Come Out Late Sunday night, the comedian Billy Eichner wrote on Twitter, “Kevin Spacey has just invented something that has never existed before: a bad time to come out.” After years of declining to talk about his sexual orientation, Spacey hurled it out in no uncertain terms as part of a public statement : “I choose now to live as a gay man.” Eyebrows may have been raised by the contentious phrasing—the
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Red Sea is warming faster than global averageThe world's warmest sea is heating up faster than the global average, which could challenge the ability of the Red Sea's organisms to cope.
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Willingness to take risks—a personality traitPeople differ in their willingness to take risks. An individual's propensity for risk taking can also vary across domains. However, there is new evidence showing that there is also a general factor of individual risk preference, which remains stable over time - akin to the general Intelligence Quotient (IQ). Researchers from Switzerland and Germany report these findings based on over 1500 particip
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Global CO2 Levels Surged to a Disturbing, Record High in 2016 Image: Getty Last year’s powerful El Niño left meteorologists expecting a major surge in atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions. A World Meteorological Organization report released on Monday confirms these projections, showing that CO 2 concentrations “surged at a record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800,000 years.” A combination of human activities and El Niño—which led to a strin
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Trick bacteria’s little ‘limbs’ to stop a biofilm Scientists report a new method to determine how bacteria sense contact with surfaces, an action that triggers the formation of biofilms—multicellular structures that cause major health issues in people and threaten critical infrastructure, such as water and sewer systems. It’s estimated that biofilms contribute to about 65 percent of human infections and cause billions in medical costs each year.
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Team unveils new fast-charging, high-energy electric-car battery technologyAn international team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has presented a novel hydrogen isotope separation system based on a porous metal organic framework (MOF). The isolation of deuterium from a physico-chemically almost identical isotopic mixture has been a seminal challenge in modern separation technology. This MOF system, meanwhile, could efficiently separate and store deuterium inside the
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Powerful statistical tool could significantly reduce the burden of analyzing very large datasetsBy exploiting the power of high-performance computing, a new statistical tool has been developed by KAUST researchers that could reduce the cost and improve the accuracy of analyzing large environmental and climate datasets.
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NASA evaluates coin-sized thermometer to characterize comets and earthbound asteroidsTwo NASA teams want to deploy a highly compact, sensitive thermometer that could characterize comets and even assist in the redirection or possible destruction of an asteroid on a collision course with Earth.
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NASA sees Tropical Storm Philippe off Florida coastTropical Depression 18 had strengthened into Tropical Storm Philippe and on Sunday, Oct. 29 was located off the east coast of Florida. NASA's Aqua satellite saw some strong storms with heavy rainfall potential along Florida's central east coast on Oct. 29.
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Who Actually Owns Your Content When You Post It to the Web Image: Michael Hession/Gizmodo Thanks to the wonders of the web, you can get your content up and in front of an audience of millions in seconds—but that doesn’t necessarily mean you still own that photo of your dog once it is live. Signing the terms and conditions on your favorite social networks could mean signing away the rights to that video of your kid’s birthday party, or that sweet snapshot
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Defects actually give lithium-ion batteries a boost Capitalizing on tiny defects can improve electrodes for lithium-ion batteries, new research suggests. In a study on lithium transport in battery cathodes, researchers found that a common cathode material for lithium-ion batteries, olivine lithium iron phosphate, releases or takes in lithium ions through a much larger surface area than previously thought. “We know this material works very well but
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U.S. March for Science Group Faces Growing PainsCritics say the organization is unduly secretive -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Willingness to take risks -- a personality traitPeople differ in their willingness to take risks. An individual's propensity for risk taking can also vary across domains. However, there is new evidence showing that there is also a general factor of individual risk preference, which remains stable over time -- akin to the general Intelligence Quotient (IQ). Researchers from Switzerland and Germany report these findings based on over 1500 partici
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Red Sea is warming faster than global averageThe world's warmest sea is heating up faster than the global average, which could challenge the ability of the Red Sea's organisms to cope.
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Important mechanism of epigenetic gene regulation identifiedHow can defective gene activity, which can ultimately lead to cancer, be avoided? Researchers at the University of Zurich have now identified a mechanism how cells pass on the regulation of genetic information through epigenetic modifications. These insights open the door to new approaches for future cancer treatments.
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UNIST unveils new fast-charging, high-energy electric-car battery technologyAn international team of researchers, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has presented a novel hydrogen isotope separation system based on a porous metal organic framework (MOF). Their work has been selected to appear on the cover of the October 2017 issue of JACS.
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Important mechanism of epigenetic gene regulation identifiedHow can defective gene activity, which can ultimately lead to cancer, be avoided? Researchers now identified a mechanism how cells pass on the regulation of genetic information through epigenetic modifications. These insights open the door to new approaches for future cancer treatments.
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Pumpkin genomes sequenced, revealing uncommon evolutionary historyFor some, pumpkins conjure carved Halloween decorations, but for many people around the world, these gourds provide nutrition. Scientists have sequenced the genomes of two important pumpkin species, Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata.
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Sulfur respiration in mammals and antioxidant activityResearchers have gained new insight into the formation of a group of compounds found in almost all organisms, which are reportedly shown to be a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from damage by free radicals. They found that these compounds were also essential in supporting the mitochondrial energy metabolism, which is known as sulfur respiration, and identified it for the first time in hum
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Montessori preschool boosts academic results and reduces income-based inequalityResearchers find that children in Montessori preschools show improved academic performance and social understanding, while enjoying their school work more. Strikingly, children from low-income families, who typically don't perform as well at school, show similar academic performance as children from high-income families. Children with low executive function also benefit from Montessori preschools.
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Less than half of patients prescribed new cholesterol drug receive insurance approvalIn the largest study of its kind, less than half of patients prescribed the new class of cholesterol drugs, PCSK9 inhibitors, received insurance approval even if patients had atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (plaque build-up of the arteries) or markedly elevated bad cholesterol. The most significant factor associated with approval was insurance type, with Medicare patients more likely to be
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Dozens of Octopuses Crawl Ashore Along Welsh Coast: 'It Was a Bit Like an End of Days Scenario' For three consecutive nights, droves of octopuses have been seen walking out of the sea and stranding themselves along several beaches in Wales. Experts say the unusual behavior may have something to do with recent storms that swept through the region. One by one they came ashore, stranding themselves along beaches in Cardigan Bay. It happened again the following day, and then yet again for a thi
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Why we must listen to the ticking of our body clock | Paul KellyIgnoring the body’s natural rhythms can affect our physical and mental wellbeing – and even the outcome of surgery Our bodies have many clocks that control sleep, health and performance. If we do things at the wrong times, there can be dangerous consequences. This year’s Nobel prize was awarded to the three scientists who discovered the key genes in circadian (24-hour) body clocks. Their discovery
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Minorities less likely to have breast reconstruction, but not for the reason many thinkMinority women are far less likely to undergo breast reconstruction than white women, even if they live in the same area and have similar insurance.
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New tool predicts risk of plant disease and infestation worldwideResearchers in Mexico have developed a technique to predict the risk of disease or infestation in plants. By considering pest-host interactions and the geographical distribution of vulnerable plants, their new algorithms can provide maps of potential disease hotspots, helping governments to identify the risk for outbreaks, before they happen.
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Sårbare personer får hjælp til at håndtere diabetesKøbenhavns Kommune og Diabetesforeningen vil uddanne 30 mentorer, der skal hjælpe sårbare med diabetes, så de kan få optimeret deres behandling.
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Overlægeforeningen har fået ny næstformand Klaus Klausen er ny næstformand i Overlægeforeningen.
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Lægeforeningen: Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed kan blive meget bedre Lægeforeningen skal også ind at drøfte Styrelsen for Patientsikkerheds linje i forhold til lægeligt ansvar. Foreningen mener, at styrelsen i dag fokuserer for meget på at straffe frem for at vejlede.
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Minister vil gøre anonyme sundhedsdata tilgængelige for forskere Sundhedsminister Ellen Trane Nørby (V) arbejder for, at sundhedsdata i langt større omfang pseudonymiseres og anonymiseres. Det er en forudsætning for, at data bedre kan udnyttes af data til forsknings- og udviklingsformål, mener ministeren.
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Sundhedsstyrelsen anbefaler forebyggende behandling af hiv-virusFolk med højrisiko for at blive smittet med hiv skal have mulighed for forebyggende behandling, anbefaler Sundhedsstyrelsen i et nyt notat.
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Effective treatment of contact allergyResearchers have isolated a molecule that is suitable for the control of contact allergies. The study illuminates a central immune mechanism, which may also play a role in other inflammatory diseases such as arthritis or arteriosclerosis.
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Bonding benefits of breastfeeding extend years beyond infancyWomen who breastfeed their children longer exhibit more maternal sensitivity well past the infant and toddler years, according to a 10-year longitudinal study.
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Effect of nano-diamond on magnetorheological fluidsNano-diamond had a significant increase in MRF. The shear yield strength and settling stability of the MRF could be highly enhanced. The higher the strength of the magnetic field was, the higher the difference in the shear yield strength was. These phenomena demonstrated that the physical properties of the nano-diamond could have a higher impact on MRF, which was of high significance to the prepar
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New tool predicts risk of plant disease and infestation worldwideA newly developed technique can predict the risk of plant disease or infestation across the globe. Described in open-access journal Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, the technique considers pest-host interactions and the geographical distribution of vulnerable plants to provide maps of potential disease hotspots. This could help governments to understand the risk of outbreaks before
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Brain's response to mid-life surge in cell aging starts or ends a path to dementiaResearchers have discovered a previously unknown characteristic of brain-cell aging that could help detect late-onset Alzheimer's disease decades before symptoms begin.
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E-cigarette use by high school students linked to cigarette smokingUse of e-cigarettes by high school students was strongly associated with later cigarette smoking, according to a new large study.
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Review finds poor compliance with helmet use in baseball and softballDespite lower rates of traumatic brain injuries in baseball and softball, there is poor compliance overall with helmet use and return-to-play guidelines following a concussion across all levels of play, according to a new systematic review.
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Sight unseen: Gene expression reveals 'hidden' variability in cancer cells' response to drugsA new study reveals "hidden" variability in how tumor cells are affected by anticancer drugs, offering new insights on why patients with the same form of cancer can have different responses to a drug. The results highlight strategies to better evaluate drug effectiveness and inform the development of synergistic drug combinations to overcome the ability of tumors to evade treatment.
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This $15 Hand Warmer Can Also Charge Your Phone BigBlue Hand Warmer , $15 with code ZCL23YL5 This rechargeable hand warmer is like a Swiss Army knife for 21st-century winter. Not only does it warm your hands, it serves as a 6000mAh power bank and a LED flashlight. It’s just $15 today with code ZCL23YL5, so throw out those warming powder packets that don’t charge your phone at all.
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'Red Tourism' on the Rise: Chinese Citizens Pledge Allegiance to CommunismThe Long March wasn’t fun. But for some, reenacting it sure is.
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'It's Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers' Will Never Die To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted. —Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 The autumn is the time to pluck up that which is planted, and, often, to arrange it in aesthetically pleasing centerpieces and porch displays. That’s right. It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers. T
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New approach for treatment of contact allergyResearchers from the University of Bonn have isolated a molecule that is suitable for the control of contact allergies. The study illuminates a central immune mechanism, which may also play a role in other inflammatory diseases such as arthritis or arteriosclerosis. The results will soon be published in the journal Molecular Therapy, but are already available online.
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Research pinpoints powerful biomarker of ,ultiple sclerosisA breakthrough study led by the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital has revealed unique molecules in the blood of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) that could become definitive diagnostic biomarkers of the world's most common neurologic disability in young adults. Published today in Nature Scientific Reports, the discovery identifies tiny 'dysregulated'
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It lives! This nightmare machine writes bone-chilling talesDon't throw away your Stephen King collection just yet. But the Master of the Macabre might want to keep an eye out behind him, because scientists have just unleashed a nightmare machine on a mission to churn out its own bone-chilling tales.
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'Instant replay' for computer systems shows cyber attack detailsUntil now, assessing the extent and impact of network or computer system attacks has been largely a time-consuming manual process. A new software system being developed by cybersecurity researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology will largely automate that process, allowing investigators to quickly and accurately pinpoint how intruders entered the network, what data they took and which comp
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'Combosquatting' attack hides in plain sight to trick computer usersTo guard against unknowingly visiting malicious websites, computer users have been taught to double-check website URLs before they click on a link. But attackers are now taking advantage of that practice to trick users into visiting website domains that contain familiar trademarks—but with additional words that change the destination to an attack site.
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Sulfur respiration in mammalsA common sulfur metabolite having antioxidant activity appears to be formed with the help of an enzyme found in mitochondria, highlighting a potential area of research for future treatments of various diseases.
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Food should be marketed as a 'meal' rather than a 'snack' to avoid overeatingMarketing food as a 'snack' leads to increased consumption and continued overeating, a new study in the journal Appetite reports.
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Wait a minute! Clamping the umbilical cord later saves preterm babies' livesThousands of preterm babies could be saved by waiting 60 seconds before clamping the umbilical cord after birth instead of clamping it immediately -- according to two international studies coordinated by the University of Sydney's National Health and Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Centre. Approved for publishing in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the review found clear
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Sulfur respiration in mammalsResearchers have gained new insight into the formation of a group of compounds found in almost all organisms, which are reportedly shown to be a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from damage by free radicals. They found that these compounds were also essential in supporting the mitochondrial energy metabolism, which is known as sulfur respiration, and identified it for the first time in hum
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Pumpkin genomes sequenced, revealing uncommon evolutionary historyFor some, pumpkins conjure carved Halloween decorations, but for many people around the world, these gourds provide nutrition. Scientists at Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) and the National Engineering Research Center for Vegetables in Beijing have sequenced the genomes of two important pumpkin species, Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata.
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Pumpkin genomes sequenced, revealing uncommon evolutionary historyFor some, pumpkins conjure carved Halloween decorations, but for many people around the world, these gourds provide nutrition. Scientists at Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) and the National Engineering Research Center for Vegetables in Beijing have sequenced the genomes of two important pumpkin species, Cucurbita maxima and Cucurbita moschata.
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Researchers reveal the effect of nano-diamond on magnetorheological fluidsChinese researchers have found that nano-diamond has significant impact on the performance of magnetorheological fluids (MRFs). The shear yield strength and settling stability of the MRFs were found to have potential to be highly enhanced through the process. The higher the strength of the magnetic field, the higher the difference in the shear yield strength.
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How Do You Turn a Dog into a Car? Change a Single Pixel.
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Inside Science

Why mice are the best candidates for research Why mice are the best candidates for research Scientists may have found an easier way to image the tiny brains of mice used to study human diseases. Why mice are the best candidates for research. Video of Why mice are the best candidates for research. Human Monday, October 30, 2017 - 09:00 Karin Heineman, Executive Producer (Inside Science) -- The mouse ... this tiny creature has had a huge impac
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VR display technique saves the stomach by exploiting the eye's limitsAn investigation into a way to provide a virtual reality experience that appears both visually sharp and quick has uncovered interesting findings, giving promise to the holy grail of non-queasy VR.
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How environment plays key role in changing movement behavior of animalsMathematicians have developed a theory which helps to unravel long-standing mysteries of animal movement.
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Conservative Hunters and Fishers May Help Determine the Fate of National MonumentsSporting groups have entered the political fray in the monuments debate -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Rekordlangt kabel skal gøre el til det nye "bacon"Verdens længste jævnstrømskabel skal lægges på havbunden, så strøm kan sendes over Nordsøen.
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This Delightful Lego Contraption Deals With Trick-or-Treaters For You GIF The lead up to Halloween is one of the best times of the year, with spooky parties, scary movies, and copious amounts of cheap candy in stores. But Halloween night, when you’re constantly running to the door to give away your coveted candy stocks, is less enjoyable. So why not build a Lego robot to deal with trick-or-treaters instead? Jason Allemann’s latest creation is a miniature candy bar
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Popular Science

VIDEO: First look at the Apple iPhone X's new features Gadgets Make sure you call it iPhone "ten." Take a tour through the OLED screen, the new camera, and of course, FaceID.
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Ingeniøren

Dansk-amerikansk makkerpar finder løsningen på gammelt datakomprimeringsproblemTo unge matematikere fra Danmark og USA har bevist, at en 33 år gammel matematisk sætning angiver den optimale mulighed for at reducere data i mange dimensioner til færre dimensioner.
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UTHealth researchers' intriguing studyResearchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry and McGovern Medical School have discovered a previously unknown characteristic of brain-cell aging that could help detect late-onset Alzheimer's disease decades before symptoms begin.
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Group exercise improves quality of life, reduces stress far more than individual work outsGroup exercise participants showed significant improvements in all three quality of life measures: mental (12.6 percent), physical (24.8 percent) and emotional (26 percent). They also reported a 26.2 percent reduction in perceived stress levels. By comparison, individual fitness participants on average worked out twice as long, and saw no significant changes in any measure, except in mental qualit
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Bonding benefits of breastfeeding extend years beyond infancyWomen who breastfeed their children longer exhibit more maternal sensitivity well past the infant and toddler years, according to a 10-year longitudinal study published by the American Psychological Association.
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Researchers reveal the effect of nano-diamond on magnetorheological fluidsNano-diamond had a significant increase in MRF. The shear yield strength and settling stability of the MRF could be highly enhanced. The higher the strength of the magnetic field was, the higher the difference in the shear yield strength was. These phenomena demonstrated that the physical properties of the nano-diamond could have a higher impact on MRF, which was of high significance to the prepar
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'Combosquatting' attack hides in plain sight to trick computer usersTo guard against unknowingly visiting malicious websites, computer users have been taught to double-check website URLs before they click on a link. But attackers are now taking advantage of that practice to trick users into visiting website domains that contain familiar trademarks -- but with additional words that change the destination to an attack site.
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'Instant replay' for computer systems shows cyber attack detailsUntil now, assessing the extent and impact of network or computer system attacks has been largely a time-consuming manual process. A new software system being developed by cybersecurity researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology will largely automate that process, allowing investigators to quickly and accurately pinpoint how intruders entered the network, what data they took and which comp
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Moving neuroscience into the fast laneScientists have developed a high-throughput system to study mouse behavior and physiology. The system allows mice to train themselves for behavioral tasks, and even to self-fix their heads for recording neural activity from the brain.
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Good vibrations: Smart access to homes and cars using fingersEngineers have created VibWrite, a smart access system that senses finger vibrations to verify users. The low-cost security system could eventually be used to gain access to homes, apartment buildings, cars, appliances -- anything with a solid surface.
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Driving drug resistance out of fungiScientists have developed a CRISPR-Cas9-based 'gene drive' platform to create diploid strains of the pathogen in which both gene copies could be efficiently deleted. The technique may lead the way toward a better understanding of drug resistance and biofilm-forming mechanisms, and through future research, it could help pinpoint new drug targets and combination therapies.
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Ars Technica

Harman Kardon Invoke review: Cortana isn’t too comfortable in the home yet Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) The voice assistant most of us overlook is the one that is available to more than 500 million of us on Windows PCs. Microsoft's Cortana has been sequestered in laptops and desktops for too long, but now it finally has a home in your home via the Harman Kardon Invoke smart speaker. This is Microsoft's first attempt to compete with Amazon's Alexa and Google's A
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Bitcoin mining uses more energy than Ecuador – but there’s a fixCryptocurrencies and the blockchain they run on already slurp as much energy as some countries, and as they go mainstream, something needs to be done
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Three gas giant planets discovered by astronomers(Phys.org)—A team of European astronomers has detected three new gas giant alien worlds as part of the SuperWASP exoplanet-hunting survey. Two of the newly found planets are the so-called "hot Saturns," while the third one was classified as a "super-Neptune." The discovery was reported October 17 in a paper published on arXiv.org.
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Driving drug resistance out of fungiCandida albicans is a notorious human fungal pathogen that causes thrush and serious systemic infections. Opportunistic C. albicans fungi, which often live inconspicuously in the normal flora of human skin and gut, can switch from their harmless stealth mode to become aggressive pathogens, especially in people whose immune systems are already compromised by pre-existing diseases or harsh drug ther
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Bamboo shortage gives these lemurs a tougher diet Human disturbance of tropical rainforests in Madagascar is changing the diets of critically endangered greater bamboo lemurs, report researchers. These lemurs are now eating culm, the woody trunk of the bamboo, for longer stretches of the year. Ultimately, the researchers report, the dietary constraint will affect the lemurs’ ability to thrive and reproduce and could shorten their lifespan, furth
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Review: Motorola Moto X4 (Amazon Prime, Android One)At $330 from Amazon Prime and $400 on Android One, the Moto X4 is a bargain.
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Adam Driver Sets the Internet on Fire With a Potentially Major Revelation About Rey's Past in Star Wars: The Last Jedi Guillermo Del Toro’s Fantastic Voyage adaptation is going to take a little while longer. Go behind the scenes on Jumanji . Felicity heads to Central City in new Flash pictures. Plus, the future of Twin Peaks is still under consideration, creepy New Mutants teasers, and Manu Bennet on the likelihood of a Deathstroke TV show. Spoilers! Star Wars: The Last Jedi The Alamo Drafthouse ’s official tie-i
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In desert of Oman, a gateway to life on MarsIn sunglasses and jumpsuits, a crew of European test astronauts is laying the groundwork for a Mars simulation in the barren expanse of the Omani desert, a terrestrial mission intended to pave the way to the red planet.
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People who value virtue show wiser reasoningFrom romantic dramas to tensions at work, we're often better at working through other people's problems than our own -- while we may approach our friends' problems with wise, clear-eyed objectivity, we often view our own problems through a personal, flawed, emotional lens. But new research suggests that people who are motivated to develop the best in themselves and others don't show this bias -- t
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Samsung’s Gear Sport Is Easier to Use Than the Apple Watch, But Where Are My Damn Apps? All images: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo The Apple Watch might be the most popular smartwatch, but its controls and interface don’t hold a candle to what you get on Samsung’s watches. The problem is that because Samsung has been trying to start its own watch ecosystem with Tizen OS, its watches never received the rabid support that Apple’s got from day one. But with new partnerships with some of the bi
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Total Nintendo Switch Sales Might Surpass The Wii U's By Next April [Update] [Image: Nintendo] As of September 30, Nintendo has sold 13.56 million Wii U consoles worldwide since it was released in 2012. By next April, the Kyoto-based game company is forecasting that it will have sold 14 million Switches. The Nintendo Switch launched on March 3 of this year, so by April 2018, the hardware will have been out for slightly more than in a year. Advertisement According to Reute
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Science | The Guardian

It’s good to talk – if you’re getting older and fearing the worstAccording to Age UK, half of adults over 55 have experienced common mental health problems. The good news is the stiff-upper-lip approach to problems is breaking down – now all we need are widely available treatments and facilities I’m getting increasingly frightened lately. About anything and everything, whether it’s happening or not, because I’m sure it will. Especially when I’m awake at night,
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Gold nano-arrows form basis of exotic new superstructures(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Peking University has found that tiny arrows made of gold can be used to create exotic new superstructures. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, the team describes how the nano-arrows were formed and how they can be used to create 2-D and 3-D supercrystals.
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Image of the Day: Plastic FeastNew research suggests that plastic might just 'taste good' to hard corals.
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The Atlantic

Former Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Faces 12 Federal Charges Updated at 4:39 p.m. ET Paul Manafort, the veteran GOP operative who once chaired Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for a variety of financial and lobbying crimes. The charges, lodged against Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates, arose from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The indictment , which was unsealed on Monday, contains
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Why Do People See Ghosts? You live and then you die and then you rot in a hole—or so say the elites, with their glasses, and their PhDs in neuroscience. This bummer reality has never appealed much to Americans, 72 percent of whom believe in some kind of afterlife. It’s a comparatively rarer, though still sizable, breed of American who believe in some spectral middle ground, in which, instead of rotting or going to hell, y
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E=mc² became famous for all the wrong reasons Science If a time traveler assassinated Albert Einstein before he figured out that E=mc², would we still have atomic weapons? If a time traveller assassinated Albert Einstein before he figured out that E=mc², would atomic weapons have still been created?
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To keep women in science, replace big tests with quizzes? Women feel more anxiety over taking high-stakes tests in college courses than men do, new research suggests. “…it may be time to reconsider exams as a primary method for evaluating students’ knowledge.” Research has long shown that women who enter college intending to pursue a career in science abandon that path more frequently than their male peers, with many citing poor grades and large gateway
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Driving drug resistance out of fungiA collaborative team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, has developed a CRISPR-Cas9-based 'gene drive' platform to create diploid strains of the pathogen in which both gene copies could be efficiently deleted. The technique may lead the way toward a better understanding of drug resistance and biofilm-forming mechanisms, and through future research, it could help pin
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Montessori preschool boosts academic results and reduces income-based inequalityUS researchers find that children in Montessori preschools show improved academic performance and social understanding, while enjoying their school work more. Strikingly, children from low-income families, who typically don't perform as well at school, show similar academic performance as children from high-income families. Children with low executive function also benefit from Montessori preschoo
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Plaguing insects with bittersweet tastes to protect cropsHerbivorous insects are estimated to be responsible for destroying one-fifth of the world's total crop production annually, but a new, natural approach to pesticides that turns insects' taste and smell preferences against them could help reduce this toll.
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Ny blogger på ing: Sådan opnår vi et samfund uden fossile brændslerVores nye blogger skriver om energi og indeklima.
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New research reveals which types of people are most likely to under-report their taxesNew research published today uses data from HMRC's random audit programme to show which types of people are more likely to be under-reporting taxes and how their behaviour changes after a tax audit.
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Image: Reflection nebula NGC 1999This spooky sight, imaged by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, resembles fog lit by a streetlamp swirling around a curiously shaped hole – and there is some truth in that. While the 'fog' is dust and gas lit up by the star, the 'hole' really is an empty patch of sky.
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Robotics principles help wave energy converters better absorb power of ocean wavesCompared to wind and solar energy, wave energy has remained relatively expensive and hard to capture, but engineers from Sandia National Laboratories are working to change that by drawing inspiration from other industries.
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A 'health centre' for juvenile salmonThe condition of the water in salmon hatcheries can tell us a great deal about when and why outbreaks of disease occur. Now, SINTEF researchers are about to expose the water's secrets, both to prevent suffering in fish and to save the aquaculture industry a great deal of money.
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What Makes Screams So Bone-Chilling?No, it's not that they're loud.
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The scientists persuading terrorists to spill their secrets – podcast Expert interrogators know torture doesn’t work – but until now, nobody could prove it. By analysing hundreds of top-secret interviews with terror suspects, two British scientists have revolutionised the art of extracting the truth • Read the text version here Subscribe via Audioboom , Apple Podcasts , Soundcloud , Mixcloud , Acast & Sticher and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter Continue
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The Great Pumpkin-Pie Conspiracy There’s a decent chance, if I may blow your mind for a moment, that your favorite pumpkin-pie recipe does not contain any actual pumpkin—at least, not the way you think. Scoop that autumnal goop out of a can, even one labeled “100 percent pure pumpkin,” and you just may be living a delicious lie. The canned pumpkin you buy in the grocery store often contains little to no amount of the bright-oran
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The Terrifying Trend of Eyeball TattoosIt sounds like a Halloween-season urban legend, but unfortunately, it’s not -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Selskab føjede 'Blockchain' til navnet: Så steg aktiekursen lige 394 procent Investorer har tydeligvis set, at blockchain er en teknologi, der får stor betydning i fremtiden. Uden et færdigt produkt oplevede et britisk selskab enorm interesse, da de tilføjede 'Blockchain' til navnet. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/selskabs-aktiekurs-stiger-394-efter-de-tilfoejer-blockchain-navnet-1082200 Version2
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Musk viser 152 meter lang tunnel fremElon Musk viser det første billede af sit tunnelprojekt og lufter planer om at udvide projektet.
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Grønt lys for 770 km kabel til England - plus det løseEnergiministeren har nu blåstemplet Energinets planer for kabelinvesteringer på tilsammen 11 mia. kroner. Investeringen - som energiforskere i Ingeniøren har kritiseret grundlaget for - omfatter i alt tre kabelprojekter.
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Fill Up Your Board Game Cabinet For the Holidays With This One-Day Amazon Sale Family Friendly Game and Puzzle Sale The holidays are coming soon, and with them, extended family time. So you could all sit in a circle on your phones with a football game blaring in the background, or you could pick out some board games or puzzles from today’s Amazon Gold Box , and enjoy those together instead (probably with football still blaring in the background). This sale is definitely gea
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Bears not bothered by diet high in saturated fatsCampgrounds and cottages are getaways for humans. They are also locations where grizzly bears are acquiring appetites for human foods that are high in saturated fats. Diets high in saturated fats are associated with many diseases in humans. Does the health of a bear suffer too?
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Emotional states discovered in fishThe occurrence of emotions in animals has been under debate. Now, a research collaborative has demonstrated for the first time that fish have emotional states triggered by the way they perceive environmental stimuli. This study, published in Scientific Reports, reveals that the ability to assess emotional stimuli may have a simpler neurological basis than expected, which was conserved throughout a
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Live Science

13 Bizarre Mythical Monsters to Haunt Your HalloweenTraditional Halloween creatures — vampires, werewolves and killer clowns — may give you the shivers, but these mythic monsters from around the world are truly terrifying nightmare fuel.
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Big Think

A Map of the Disunited States, “as Traitors and Tyrants Would Have It” The U.S. divided into Pacific, Atlantic, Interior and Confederate States Read More
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Liquids take a shine to terahertz radiationIn a significant breakthrough, scientists at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, have devised a high-power radiation source in the terahertz (THz) region of the electromagnetic spectrum. This study, done in collaboration with laboratories in Greece and France, will be published in the journal Nature Communications on Oct 30, 2017.
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Science | The Guardian

Global atmospheric CO2 levels hit record high UN warns that drastic action is needed to meet climate targets set in the Paris agreement The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased at record speed last year to hit a level not seen for more than three million years, the UN has warned. The new report has raised alarm among scientists and prompted calls for nations to consider more drastic emissions reductions at the upcoming
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How the sibling shaped modern viewsIn Stefani Engelstein's new book, "Sibling Action: The Genealogical Structure of Modernity," the author argues that a genealogical way of thinking about global relations emerged in the nineteenth century. This way of thinking led to several notable successes, such as evolutionary theory and the outlines of a number of language families, but it simultaneously served as the foundation for massive fa
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Measuring the implicit biases we may not even be aware we haveWhen most people think of bias, they imagine an intentional thought or action – for example, a conscious belief that women are worse than men at math or a deliberate decision to pull someone over because of his or her race. Gender and race biases in the United States have historically been overt, intentional and highly visible. But, changes to the legal system and norms guiding acceptable behavior
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Expertise in sciences and the decision of what is publishableWhen Einstein discovered the peer-review process…
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Ugens job: Rambøll, Lithium Balance og Novozymes søger fagfolk På dagens liste finder du job for ingeniører og naturvidenskabelige kandidater i flere forskellige firmaer. Blandt andet som specialist, projektleder, konsulent og mere endnu. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-job-ramboell-lithium-balance-novozymes-flere-de-store-soeger-fagfolk-10825 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Bears not bothered by diet high in saturated fatsA new study found that captive bears fed a diet high in saturated fats and low in "healthy" polyunsaturated fats did not show symptoms of disease typically observed in humans eating foods high in saturated fats such as insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes.
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Live Science

Octlantis: See Photos of Tight-Knit Gloomy Octopus CommunitiesScientists have discovered gloomy octopuses living at high densities in Jervis Bay, Australia, where they are interacting with one another, signaling, mating and throwing one another out of their dens.
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'Octlantis': Bustling Octopus Community Discovered Off AustraliaThe bustling octopus community of "Octlantis" belies conventionally held notions of the cephalopods, once thought to be solitary and asocial.
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Survey gauges top leaders' views of environmental policy landscapeIn spring 2017, researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions set out to determine what and how a broad cross-section of thought leaders at private corporations, nonprofits, government agencies, and universities think about emerging environmental trends, risks, and opportunities.
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Oil and water really do mix—simulating the world of micro-hydrodynamical phenomenaHave you ever wondered why milk is so white or why mayonnaise appears so thick and yet it can flow out of the bottle?
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What could explain the mystery of how land formed on Mars without much waterThe surface of Mars, with its dune flows, gullies and slope movements, is the result of sediment being transported downwards in the recent past as well as today. But this "mass wasting", typically caused by flows of water – for example, how the gullies on Earth are shaped – has proved a mystery to planetary scientists. This is because it is assumed that huge amounts of water are needed to form the
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Research reveals how pollutants affect early embryo developmentChemicals found in cigarette smoke, factories and incinerators can interfere with the crucial early stages of embryo development, suggests new research from the Francis Crick Institute.
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Genome research challenges previous understanding of the origin of photosynthesisPlant biologists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), in collaboration with colleagues from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), have reconstructed the evolutionary history of photosynthesis to provide new insight into the yet-unfolding story of its origins.
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Cloud radar simulator bridges gap between climate models and field dataResearchers looking to compare climate model-simulated clouds and cloud observations from the ARM Climate Research Facility can access a helpful new tool.
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Gradation-tint smart windowNIMS, Waseda University and Tama Art University developed together smart glass capable of producing various shades on its surface. Unlike the conventional types, the newly developed tinting smart glass allows users to easily change the shaded area of a window. For example, a user would be able to change the shaded area of a window in accordance with the elevation of the sun. The technology may be
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How a Victorian lawyer from Wales invented the hydrogen fuel cellLet us start, in the spirit of steampunk, by imagining a new and different past. One that is just a little different to that which we currently have.
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Xenon in the Super Proton Synchrotron—first tests for a photon factoryAccelerator operators can perform amazing acrobatics with particle beams, most recently in the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS), CERN's second-largest accelerator. For the first time, they have successfully injected a beam of partially ionised xenon particles into the SPS and accelerated it. Before they were injected into the SPS, these atoms were stripped of 39 of their 54 electrons.
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The Solution to Too Much Facebook Isn’t More FacebookWhy "Mark Zuckerberg, Global News Editor" Could Be A Bad Idea
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Zika hasn’t been in the news much, but that doesn’t mean it’s goneCases of Zika have dropped as more people become exposed, but the virus will likely emerge again in the future.
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Scientists unveil structure of protein critical for gene expressionThe technique of cryo-electron microscopy - for which MRC scientist Dr Richard Henderson won a Nobel Prize earlier this month - has now been used to solve the structure of a protein complex critical for gene expression.
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Concentration of CO2 in atmosphere hits record high: UNThe concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has hit a new high, the UN said Monday, warning that drastic action is needed to achieve targets set by the Paris climate agreement.
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What the energy cycles of other planets can tell us about climate change on EarthScientists sometimes think of a planet's atmosphere as an engine. Potential energy, supplied by heat from a parent star, is converted into kinetic energy, producing winds that swirl around the planet and drive storms.
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Getting quicker – more quicklyA new procedure simplifies wind tunnel tests and makes the results visible immediately. Athletes have gone up against the wind at ETH to test the new method.
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Males rapidly adjust sperm speed to beat rivals, study findsJoint research by the University of Otago and University of Canterbury has revealed that male salmon can adjust their sperm's swimming speed if competing with a rival to reproduce.
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Ars Technica

The strangest things archaeologists have found on the ancient Silk Roads (video link) One of the greatest civilizations of the ancient world wasn't contained in a nation or a city. It was a series of trade routes that crisscrossed Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Swahili Coast of Africa, and dubbed the "Silk Road" by modern explorers. For centuries, these routes passed through wealthy cities whose vibrant cultures were hybrids of Eastern and Western culture, joi
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The Neuroscience of Paid Parental LeaveHaving parents present is crucial during an infant’s first weeks of development—but institutions that train physicians don’t always seem to... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New wildfire early warning system could prevent spring blazesResearchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new early warning system to predict when and where human-caused wildfires are most likely to occur in the spring.
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New study investigates effectiveness of nanoscale nuclear waste filterIn a study that used metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to trap radioactive molecules, UT Dallas scientists helped determine how the binding occurred and why the capacity for iodine capture was so high. This sample holder allows the iodine captured in the MOF powder to be measured.
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Hubble digs into cosmic archaeologyThis NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image is chock-full of galaxies. Each glowing speck is a different galaxy, except the bright flash in the middle of the image which is actually a star lying within our own galaxy that just happened to be in the way. At the center of the image lies something especially interesting, the center of the massive galaxy cluster called WHL J24.3324-8.477, including the
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Can models predict grid tolerance to environmental extremes?Understanding the environmental conditions associated with stress on the electric grid has important practical considerations, but also represents a complex scientific and modeling challenge. A research team led by scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory explored how well statistical models could predict grid stress based on weather conditions in a particular region. Scientists found o
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An AI professor discusses concerns about granting citizenship to robot SophiaI was surprised to hear that a robot named Sophia was granted citizenship by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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Study reveals underlying genetic basis for halictid bee communication and social behaviorIf you ask most people what they know about bees, you're likely to get answers ranging from their favorite type of honey to stories about their worst stinging experiences.
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A-bomben: Det er ikke strålingen, der dræber - det er eksplosionenBeboerne på øen Guam guides i, hvordan de skal forholde sig i tilfælde af et nordkoreansk atomangreb. Forberedelser der bygger på erfaringer fra Hiroshima.
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3-D-printed device builds better nanofibersMeshes made from fibers with nanometer-scale diameters have a wide range of potential applications, including tissue engineering, water filtration, solar cells, and even body armor. But their commercialization has been hampered by inefficient manufacturing techniques.
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Reducing manure and fertilizers decreases atmospheric fine particlesFine particulates have numerous sources – not only traffic, which is currently under particular scrutiny. Reducing agricultural emissions could also considerably reduce the particulate levels that are hazardous to health, concludes a study by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany. The scientists calculated that especially in Europe and North America, the atmospher
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Asteroid mining could start 10-20 years from now, says industry expertMining space rocks for valuable resources can become reality within two decades, according to J.L. Galache of Aten Engineering. However, still many challenges must be overcome to make it happen that soon.
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Small words in an email can reveal a person's identityIt's possible to identify the author of an email by analysing as little as two words, research by Nottingham Trent University suggests.
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AI Scans Twitter for Signs of Opioid AbuseGeotagged tweets using slang like “dummies,” “Captain Cody” or other drug handles could help pinpoint clusters of opioid problems more quickly than traditional methods do -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Head transplant mavericks must be scrutinised, not ignoredWhether or not you believe neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero and his claims about head transplants, journalism has a democratic duty to hold public figures up to the light
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Moving neuroscience into the fast laneScientists at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have developed a high-throughput system to study mouse behavior and physiology. Described in Nature Communications, the system allows mice to train themselves for behavioral tasks, and even to self-fix their heads for recording neural activity from the brain.
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Research shows how environment plays key role in changing movement behavior of animalsUniversity of Leicester mathematicians develop theory which helps to unravel long-standing mysteries of animal movement.
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Liquids take a shine to terahertz radiationIn a significant breakthrough, scientists at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai have devised a high power radiation source in the much sought after terahertz (THz) region of the electromagnetic spectrum. These powers are achieved in a compact setting on a tabletop. The energies emitted by the liquids are thousands of times larger than those from most conventional tabletop so
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Microscopic defects make batteries betterDefects in a common cathode material for lithium-ion batteries can potentially improve performance over "perfect" electrodes, according to a new study led by Rice University researchers.
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Sight unseenResearch led by scientists from Harvard Medical School reveals "hidden" variability in how tumor cells are affected by anticancer drugs, offering new insights on why patients with the same form of cancer can have different responses to a drug.
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Scientists answer to long-debated mystery of what formed Martian landscapesScientists from The Open University (OU) have discovered a process that could explain the long-debated mystery of how land features on Mars are formed in the absence of significant amounts of water.
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Researcher reveals how beetles bounce back from forest firesFor decades, forestry services have used prescribed burns to promote ecological resilience in areas vulnerable to wildfires. Now, research from Florida State University has illuminated the piecemeal patterns of recolonization among a hardy species of beetle regularly affected by these managed burns.
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Can artificial intelligence learn to scare us?Just in time for Halloween, a research team from the MIT Media Lab's Scalable Cooperation group has introduced Shelley: the world's first artificial intelligence-human horror story collaboration.
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Study reveals unknown details about common lithium-ion battery materialsHigh-performance electrodes for lithium-ion batteries can be improved by paying closer attention to their defects—and capitalizing on them, according to Rice University scientists.
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Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016CO2 in Earth's atmosphere jumped to a record in 2016, says the World Meteorological Organization.
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Apple's iPhone X: The First Field ReportYeah, it’s gorgeous. But the most impressive thing about it is what happens next.
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How Much Energy Can You Cram Into Your Halloween Candy?What's the best Halloween candy? Use math to help you decide.
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VIDEO: Mini-drone flyver ind og ud af vandRoboBee - Harvards eksperimentelle drone - har nu fået en opgradering, så den kan flyve ind og ud af vand.
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Less than half of patients prescribed new cholesterol drug receive insurance approvalIn the largest study of its kind, less than half of patients prescribed the new class of cholesterol drugs, PCSK9 inhibitors, received insurance approval even if patients had atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (plaque build-up of the arteries) or markedly elevated bad cholesterol. The most significant factor associated with approval was insurance type, with Medicare patients more likely to be
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How Tariffs Could Help And Hurt The Solar Industry The U.S. solar industry is bracing for possible tariffs or quotas on imported solar panels. Such action could have very different consequences on different parts of the industry. (Image credit: Grace Hood/CPR)
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The Atlantic

America Never Understood Iraq Days after the Kurdish Region of Iraq held a controversial independence referendum, Baghdad sent army and militia units to attack Kurdish positions in and around Kirkuk in the disputed territories. Such swift, aggressive action demonstrated Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s insistence that Iraqi Kurds will remain a part of his country, by whatever means necessary. Now, we are seeing the first repe
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Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids? Talking to a device that talks back can be entertaining and educational for children. But psychologists say children can develop relationships with these devices that can be different than adults. (Image credit: Michelle Kondrich for NPR)
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WaterworldSir David Attenborough is returning to our screens and people are very excited about it.
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Corporate deal-making driven by fast technological changeThe appetite for mergers and acquisitions remains near a record high as firms try to adapt to fast technological changes and despite a welter of geopolitical concerns, a survey of executives found Monday.
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Heathrow launches probe after queen's security details foundHeathrow Airport has launched an investigation after a memory stick containing confidential security information was found on a London street.
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Iran moves to save last 'mascot' Asiatic cheetahsIranian environmentalists have mobilised to protect the world's last Asiatic cheetahs, estimated to number just 50 and faced with the threats of becoming roadkill, a shortage of prey and farmers' dogs.
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Switch helps Nintendo half-year net profit soar 35 percentJapanese video-game maker Nintendo said Monday that its net profit jumped 35 percent in April-September from a year earlier, helped by popularity of its Switch hybrid game machine and new releases.
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At climate talks, it's America alone more than America firstFacing 195 other countries who have chosen a different path, the task of US negotiators at upcoming climate talks in Bonn is unenviable.
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Chile battling to save a favorite clamLong one of the country's favorite seafoods, Chile's macha clam has become a victim of its own popularity, with over-exploitation forcing authorities to ban clam fishing in all but a few areas to help stocks recover.
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New research on the Caribbean's largest concentration of indigenous pre-Columbian rock artNew research by academics from the University of Leicester and the British Museum working with colleagues from the British Geological Survey and Cambridge University, outlines the science behind the largest concentration of indigenous pre-Columbian rock art in the Caribbean.
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New studies on disordered cathodes may provide much-needed jolt to lithium batteriesToday's lithium-ion battery was invented so long ago, there are not many more efficiencies to wring out of it. Now researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) report major progress in cathodes made with so-called "disordered" materials, a promising new type of lithium battery.
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Oldest recorded solar eclipse helps date the Egyptian pharaohsResearchers have pinpointed the date of what could be the oldest solar eclipse yet recorded. The event, which occurred on 30 October 1207 BC, is mentioned in the Bible, and could have consequences for the chronology of the ancient world.
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Facebook: Vi lytter ikke med på dine samtaler En række forskellige halvmystiske historier om, at samtaler man har haft med andre offline pludseligt bliver kædet sammen med reklamer online, fik folk på twitter til tasterne. Facebook nægter, at de har noget med det at gøre. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/facebook-vi-lytter-ikke-med-paa-dine-samtaler-1082199 Version2
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Science-Based Medicine

Torturing mice, data, and figures in the name of antivaccine pseudoscienceIn September, antivaccine "researchers" Christopher Shaw and Lucija Tomljenovic published a study claiming to link aluminum adjuvants in vaccines to neuroinflammation and autism. Naturally, the antivaccine movement pointed to it as slam dunk evidence that vaccines cause autism. It's not. In fact, not only is it bad science, but it might well be fraudulent.
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Store flyttedag hos KMD: To petabyte data og nye mainframes klaret på en kort nat KMD har netop overstået en flytning af to petabyte data, da de skulle opgradere deres mainframes, og hvordan gør man så det, når både e-Boks og sygehuse er afhængige af adgang til den mainframe? https://www.version2.dk/artikel/store-flyttedag-med-to-petabyte-data-nye-mainframes-hos-kmd-1082074 Version2
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People who value virtue show wiser reasoningFrom romantic dramas to tensions at work, we're often better at working through other people's problems than our own -- while we may approach our friends' problems with wise, clear-eyed objectivity, we often view our own problems through a personal, flawed, emotional lens. But new research suggests that people who are motivated to develop the best in themselves and others don't show this bias -- t
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Good vibrations: Smart access to homes and cars using fingers"Good, good, good, good vibrations" goes the catchy Beach Boys song, a big hit in 1966 and beyond. Now Rutgers engineers have created VibWrite, a smart access system that senses finger vibrations to verify users. The low-cost security system could eventually be used to gain access to homes, apartment buildings, cars, appliances - anything with a solid surface.
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New studies on disordered cathodes may provide much-needed jolt to lithium batteriesIn a pair of papers published this month in Nature Communications and Physical Review Letters (PRL), a team of scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has come up with a set of rules for making new disordered materials, a process that had previously been driven by trial-and-error. They also found a way to incorporate fluorine, which makes the material both more stable and have higher
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Review finds poor compliance with helmet use in baseball and softballDespite lower rates of traumatic brain injuries in baseball and softball, there is poor compliance overall with helmet use and return-to-play guidelines following a concussion across all levels of play, according to a new systematic review.
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E-cigarette use by high school students linked to cigarette smokingUse of e-cigarettes by high school students was strongly associated with later cigarette smoking, according to a large study conducted in two Canadian provinces and published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
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Ingeniør­manglen presser midtjyske virksomheder Danske ingeniører er en mangelvare over hele landet. Det mærkes blandt midtjyske virksomheder, der kigger uden for landets grænser og mod nye dimittender for at løse problemet. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ingeniormanglen-presser-midtjyske-virksomheder-10788 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Tysk chip kan finde giftstoffer i blod og printes på inkjet-printerForskning kan skabe billige chips, som kan give resultater på minutter i en mobil-app.
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Mueller Moves Against Paul Manafort Updated at 8:28 a.m. ET Paul Manafort, the taciturn lobbyist who served as Trump’s campaign chairman during the summer of 2016, surrendered to federal authorities on Monday morning as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The New York Times reported that Rick Gates, a Manafort associate, will also turn himself in on Monday. It’s unclear what charges each man faces. Manafort had
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NFL concussion: researchers hope blood tests can better detect head trauma Several firms trying to develop new methods to assess extent of damage Baltimore’s Joe Flacco left Miami game with concussion after heavy hit In the second quarter of an NFL game on Thursday night, the Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco slid to gain a first down. The 233lb Miami Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso flew into him, ploughing shoulder-first into his head. Such was the force of the h
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Caribbean's largest concentration of indigenous pre-Columbian rock artNew research reveals key discoveries including first direct rock art dates in the Caribbean, how pre-Columbian rock-art was made and paint recipes.
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Oldest recorded solar eclipse helps date the Egyptian pharaohsResearchers have pinpointed the date of what could be the oldest solar eclipse yet recorded. The event, which occurred on Oct. 30, 1207 BC, is mentioned in the Bible, and could have consequences for the chronology of the ancient world.
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Mental health clinicians need to better engage men with depressionThe approach to treating men with depression needs to change if their increased uptake of mental health services is to be successful, researchers from Australia and Canada have found. The number of Australian men seeking clinical intervention to deal with depression has increased about 10 percent in the past 10 years but men still account for three quarters of Australia's suicides.
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Oldest recorded solar eclipse helps date the Egyptian pharaohsResearchers have pinpointed the date of what could be the oldest solar eclipse yet recorded. The event, which occurred on Oct. 30, 1207 BC, is mentioned in the Bible, and could have consequences for the chronology of the ancient world.
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New research on the Caribbean's largest concentration of indigenous pre-Columbian rock artNew research reveals key discoveries including first direct rock art dates in the Caribbean, how pre-Columbian rock-art was made and paint recipes.
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We need to rethink how we classify mental illness | Tamara Kayali Browne Psychiatric diagnosis must serve an ethical purpose: relieving certain forms of suffering and disease. Science alone can’t do that How do we decide what emotions, thoughts and behaviours are normal, abnormal or pathological? This is essentially what a select group of psychiatrists decide each time they revise the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), considered a “bible” fo
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Watch: How museum moths end up on pins Natural history museums are full of specimens, including mounted examples of butterflies, moths, beetles, and other insects. In the video above, Peter Oboyski, collections manager at the UC Berkeley Museum of Entomology, shows how the process works. In addition, here’s a look behind the scenes at the “museum of bugs” and into their “oh my” collection: Source: Marica Petry for UC Berkeley The post
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Ask a quantum physicist: Do parallel universes exist? Just in time for Netflix’s Stranger Things season two premiere, quantum physicist Johannes Pollanen travels back to the 1980s to analyze the strange and supernatural world of the Upside Down. Pollanen, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Michigan State University, is an expert on experimental condensed matter physics. In this video, he offers his take on the possibility and science of
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Artificial intelligence: Is this the future of early cancer detection?Overall, 306 polyps were assessed real-time by using the AI-assisted system, providing a sensitivity of 94 percent, specificity of 79 percent, accuracy of 86 percent, and positive and negative predictive values of 79 percent and 93 percent respectively, in identifying neoplastic changes.
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Colorectal cancer screening should start at 45, new research showsScientists in France analyzed over 6,000 colonoscopies and found a 400 percent increase in the detection of neoplasia in patients aged between 45-49 in comparison to aged 40-44. The vast majority of colorectal cancer screening programs throughout Europe commence between the ages of 50 and 55, with some not beginning until the age of 60.
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Deaf, injured Neanderthal survived with help from friends About 50,000 years ago, an older Neanderthal who had multiple injuries and became deaf must have relied on the help of others in order to survive into his 40s, new research suggests. “More than his loss of a forearm, bad limp, and other injuries, his deafness would have made him easy prey for the ubiquitous carnivores in his environment and dependent on other members of his social group for survi
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The way T cells attack may inspire new antibiotics Researchers have discovered how T cells kill bacteria, potentially giving them a roadmap for fighting bacterial resistance to antibiotics. In a new study, the researchers found a key difference between the way immune cells attack bacteria and the way antibiotics do. Where drugs typically attack a single process within bacteria, T cells attack a host of processes at the same time. “We’ve reached a
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Watching This Neural Network Render Truly Photorealistic Faces Is Creepy and Mesmerizing GIF In 2015, Google released DeepDream , a bonkers, art-generating neural net users put to work rendering everything from disturbing dog collages to even more disturbing psychedelic porn . DeepDream may have just been the prelude to less aesthetically off-putting but much more significant applications of the slightly creepy technology—such as generating photorealistic, high-definition images of p
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Scientists Prove Nanomagnets Can Levitate, Expect More Exotic Quantum Phenomena Physicists make a new discovery in quantum mechanics, showing nanomagnets can levitate despite a classic theorem that said it's impossible. Read More
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You can’t tell a gerrymandered district by its shapeWhen it comes to judging the fairness of electoral districts, we can’t believe our eyes.
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Can Richard Sell This '65 Shelby For $600k? | Fast N' Loud #FastNLoud | Mondays at 9p Richard aims laughably high while trying to sell the numbers-matching '65 Shelby GT350 he picked up for $300K. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/fast-n-loud/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Test your Fast N' Loud car smarts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyV4MUe346Y Follow Us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FastN
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The California Wildfires Burned Down Irreplaceable Documents on Silicon Valley History [Updated] A wildfire near Calistoga, California on October 13th. Photo: AP 2017 has been a brutal year in northern California, where a series of wildfires have burned through hundreds of thousands of acres of land and left dozens dead or missing. The deadly Tubbs fire in northern California, which is estimated to have burned roughly 5,300 buildings across 36,807 acres and killed at least 22 people, also to
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Starwatch: the November night sky What to look out for in the coming month, including Jupiter and Venus at their brilliant best in the pre-dawn twilight and the annual Leonids meteor shower In a month that has the Milky Way stretching almost overhead during most of Britain’s hours of darkness, the highlights are a conjunction in our pre-dawn twilight between the two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, and a return of the Leonid
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This Guy Documents Nearly A Year Of Quality Problems With His Tesla Model S Image: Gur814/ YouTube (screengrab) A Tesla owner named Tyler Martin recently uploaded a video to YouTube chronicling every issue he’s had with his 2016 Tesla Model S . The video is 25 minutes long because Tyler has a lot to talk about. Among the issues he mentions are paint imperfections, a dusty touch screen, and poor trim alignment on the door—these were what he found on the day the car was de
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How to Interpret Robert Mueller’s New Charges in the Russia InvestigationWhat to expect from indictments in the special counsel's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election.
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‘I Forgot My PIN’: An Epic Tale of Losing $30,000 in BitcoinVeteran tech journalist Mark Frauenfelder tries everything, including hypnosis, to recover a small fortune from a locked bitcoin device.
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Now We Know Why A Fan Favorite Didn't Return for Thor: Ragnarok Image: Marvel Studios Ever since Thor: Ragnarok began its promotions, fans have been wondering where a certain beloved side character would be, and why they seemed to be nowhere to be found. Now we know what happened. So Jaimie Alexander, who played Lady Sif in the earlier Thor films, absolutely does not return in Ragnarok , as many of us have inferred or gathered from spoilers already online. Ac
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Octopuses 'walking out of the sea' on the Welsh coastScores of the sea creatures are witnessed crawling out of the water at a beach in Ceredigion.
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Puerto Rico’s governor seeks to end deal with small Montana grid repair company [updated] Enlarge / On September 22, Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority staff start emergency power restoration plans in the utility's command center. (credit: Western Area Power ) On Sunday, Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, demanded that the state-owned utility end its $300 million grid-repair deal with a small, Montana-based energy company called Whitefish Energy, amid intense scrutiny of the
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Insider Q&A: Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann talks AI, rivalsPinterest often gets lumped in with social media apps like Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook, but people don't use it to meet new people or to keep in touch with old classmates. It's designed more to let you get in touch with your own interests, tastes and hobbies.
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Bali volcano's alert status lowered after decreased activityIndonesian authorities lowered the alert status of Bali's Mount Agung volcano from the highest level on Sunday, following a significant decrease in activity in recent days.
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Listen to This Short Album of Unused Star Trek: Discovery Themes Image: CBS Jeff Russo is the official composer for CBS’s new Star Trek , but he wasn’t the only one in the running. At one point, Star Trek VI composer Cliff Eidelman was in consideration, and though it didn’t work out, he kept working. As revealed in a Facebook Live chat earlier this week, and reported by Trek Movie, Eidelman, who composed the score for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country , w
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On the MoonSeldom shown images from the Apollo missions still evoke powerful responses -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Narcissism and Self-Esteem Are Very DifferentNarcissism and self-esteem have very different developmental pathways and outcomes. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Both Incredible Philips OneBlades Are On Sale Today Philips OneBlade , $24 Philips OneBlade Pro , $70 Update : A few hours after we published this, the OneBlade got even cheaper, now down to an all-time low $24 ! The Philips OneBlade is the electric shaver of choice for pretty much every man on our staff (and tens of thousands of our readers as well ), and both the original and the upgraded Pro model are on sale right now. The OneBlades are notabl
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Check Out Elon Musk's Tunnel Photo Courtesy Elon Musk Elon Musk and his Boring Company have been very busy digging a deep, long hole under Los Angeles, and Musk wants to show it off. On Saturday, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO posted the first glimpse of a mostly finished portion of the Boring Company’s test site in California. Said tunnel looks pretty legit by tunnel standards, with cabling, paneled walls, what looks like ventila
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Puerto Rico’s Power Authority to Cancel Whitefish Energy’s Suspicious $300M Contract [UPDATED] AP Update, 4:30 p.m.: Several news sources are reporting that Puerto Rico’s power authority will move to cancel its $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy following several damaging news reports and a call Sunday by the governor to revoke the deal. PREPA head Ricardo Ramos made the announcement on Sunday , after Gov. Rosselló’s comments earlier in the day, Time reported. Advertisement Rossel
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Lawsuit accuses Facebook of scheming to weasel out of paying overtime Enlarge / The Facebook sign and logo at its Menlo Park, California headquarters. (credit: Josh Edelson/Getty Images) Facebook is being hit with a proposed class-action federal lawsuit alleging that the social-networking company purposely misclassifies employees to exempt them from overtime pay. The suit (PDF) was brought Friday by a former salaried client solutions manager from Facebook's office
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Mere jern i vandet gør søer bruneStigning er størst i skandinaviske nåleskovsområder og kan betyde flere og mere mobile miljøgifte i vandet.
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Presenting the New AnkylosaurusA new analysis offers an updated look for the classic dinosaur -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How a 672,000-Gallon Oil Spill Was Nearly InvisibleWhen a pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico cracked recently, most of the oil wasn’t perceptible. The depth was one reason, but environmental forces were another.
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The Myths That Fuel the Catalan Crisis In the hours after their parliament declared independence, thousands of Catalans streamed into the Plaça Sant Jaume, a medieval square in Barcelona that serves as the seat of Catalonia’s regional government. They waved the Catalan flag, sang the Catalan anthem, and shouted “Long live the Republic!” But at the decidedly un-Mediterranean hour of 11 p.m., the party ended, and its participants went b
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Creator Donald Bellisario Has Written a Quantum Leap Film Script Image: NBC This is far from a guarantee of a reboot. But if anybody with the purse strings is interested, the material’s definitely there. That news comes courtesy of this weekend’s LA Comic Con event, where Quantum Leap ’s creator, Donald Bellisario, reunited with Scott Bakula during a panel discussion that inevitably turned to reboots. Advertisement “I just finished writing a Quantum Leap featu
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President Trump's Data Dump Tops This Week's Internet News RoundupPresident Trump didn't release, like, all of them. But people sure got worked up about it.
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Apple Reportedly Fires Engineer After Daughter's iPhone X Video Goes Viral Image: Screengrab via 9 to 5 Mac Apple is very protective of its trade secrets, particularly unauthorized leaks of information about upcoming products. Case in point: The tech giant reportedly fired an engineer after his daughter recorded a video showing off features on a pre-release iPhone X at Caffè Macs, the company’s high-end employee cafeteria at its Cupertino, California headquarters, last
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If you believe studies into selfishness, we are all terrible people | Arwa Mahdawi If you like sitting in window seats, believe in God and go to the gym, science says you’re probably a self-centred monster In these trying times, when everything seems awful, it’s worth remembering that people are fundamentally good. Except, actually, they aren’t. According to a swath of recent studies, the world is full of terribly self-centred people, and I’m afraid you’re probably among them.
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A Freelance Diplomat Takes Scandinavia COPENHAGEN—On a Tuesday evening this summer, 600 people took their seats in a sold-out theater in Copenhagen. Their mood was electric. The applause and laughter came in generous portions—which was surprising, considering that they were there to see an American ex-diplomat giving, essentially, a PowerPoint presentation about the United States’ role in the world. That Danes would give this kind of
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The end of an era came long before the end of Cassini Enlarge / Saturn glows as Cassini spies the planet eclipsing the Sun. (credit: NASA) I have now been writing about science for nearly a dozen years, which means my career more or less overlaps with that of the Cassini probe. Unlike that spacecraft, fortunately, nobody has directed me to burn up in the atmosphere of Saturn. But, given the overlap between us, you might think I'd be saddened and nos
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Sunday’s Best Deals: Instant Pot Mini, Refurb Macbooks, Philips OneBlade, and More Get some scary-good deals this Halloween weekend on the Instant Pot Mini , some refurbished Macbooks , the Philips OneBlade , and more Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. TOP TECH DEALS Refurb Apple MacBook , $800-$900 For what Apple’s 12" MacBook lacks in ports and power, it makes up for in portability and sheer beauty . Today only, first gen refurbs are mark
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Why the Clocks Changing Are Great for Your BrainOur bodies are honed to environmental light via a biological chain reaction -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Intet overgår skønheden af Haeckels illustrationerDen tyske naturhistoriker Ernst Haeckel gjorde mere end nogen anden for at gøre Charles Darwins arbejder kendte på det europæiske kontinent – og så var han en fremragende illustrator.
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Ars Technica

Can a new powerline kit solve an urban apartment dweller’s Wi-Fi woes? Much of the marketing around wireless routers, extenders, and other networking equipment focuses on dealing with range problems—your house is too big, so the back bedroom doesn't get a strong Wi-Fi signal. But for people like myself who live in apartments or condos in extremely dense urban neighborhoods, range is not the only problem. Interference from neighbors' networks is the chief villain. Wo
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Is Antarctica’s Scarred Seafloor a Harbinger of Trouble to Come? An iceberg in Pine Island Bay. Photo: Björn Eriksson The Earth contains hints about its past everywhere. And as we hurtle toward a much warmer future, those clues can tell us a lot about what we face. In Antarctica, that’s never been more important. The glaciers tumbling down from West Antarctica’s ice sheet hold back a massive amount of ice that could raise sea levels up to 13 feet if it all en
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Dr. Watsons metodeIBM's kunstige intelligens Watson går frem efter fire trin, når den skal bearbejde og analysere forskningsartikler.
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Did The EPA Censor Its Scientists? Last week, EPA scientists were pulled from speaking at a meeting where they would address climate change. New EPA leaders were quickly accused of censoring their own scientists, says Adam Frank. (Image credit: stevegeer/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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Does Buddhism Give Us Answers or Questions?An encounter with a Buddhist teacher provokes a meditation on the nature of spirituality -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Portland Retro Gaming Expo delivers the industry’s rarest, weirdest stuff Sam Machkovech PORTLAND, Oregon—If you think you've seen everything there is to offer at a massive "retro gaming expo," then you're a lot like me. I went to last weekend's Portland Retro Gaming Expo with low expectations, simply hoping to have fun and play games with a few friends. But the annual show has continued its explosive growth, and this year's edition featured so much rare and weird gami
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Photos: Diving Beneath Antarctica's Ross Ice ShelfA team of scientists from Finland and New Zealand have arrived at McMurdo Sound in Antarctica to begin a six-week expedition diving beneath the Ross Ice Shelf.
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Explorers Will Dive Beneath Antarctic Ice Shelf Looking for LifeScientists will spend six weeks diving beneath the Ross Ice Shelf, exploring how climate change affects marine biodiversity while documenting their work through social media and in 360-degree video.
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Body of Iraq WMD dossier scientist David Kelly exhumed Family of weapons expert who killed himself in 2003 asked for his grave to be dug up owing to fears it was being desecrated The body of Dr David Kelly, the government chemical weapons expert who killed himself in 2003 after being outed as the source of a BBC story, has been exhumed, police have confirmed. The scientist’s family reportedly had his remains cremated after asking for the grave to be
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The Newest Instant Pot Is Perfect for Apartments And Just Got Its First Discount Instant Pot Duo Mini , $60 If you don’t own a pressure cooker , today’s a great day to fix that. The newest, pint-sized 3Qt Instant Pot Mini wants a permanent home on your kitchen counter, and it just got its first ever discount down to just $60. Perfectly sized for any apartment, this is also our readers’ favorite slow cooker , and one of their favorite rice cookers too . To put a fine point on
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Sådan kværner doktor Watson tusindvis af forskningsartikler om dagenIBM’s ‘doktor Watson’ er en kognitiv intelligens, der fortolker forskningsartikler langt ud over fritekstsøgning. Læs her, hvordan doktoren arbejder.
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Bats And Tequila: A Once Boo-tiful Relationship Cursed By Growing Demands As the tequila industry surges, the early harvesting and cloning of agave are disrupting the ecosystem of some species — leading some groups to go to bat for the hardworking nighttime pollinators. (Image credit: Merlin Tuttle/Bat Conservation International)
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Whether psychology research is improving depends on whom you askPsychologists are pessimistic about the state of their field but want to improve, a survey shows. But are new measures working?
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A Quiet Rise in Wildland-Firefighter Suicides Nelda St. Clair keeps an unofficial list: 22 last year, 30 the year before. Sixteen suicides among wildland firefighters this year already, although St. Clair points out there tends to be a spike after fire season, which has dragged on long this year. “Suicide rates have become astronomical,” she says. “And those are just the ones we know of.” Over the past decade, there’s been a quiet acknowledg
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Basketball’s Positionless Savior Is Ready for Primetime The future of the National Basketball Association has arrived in the form of a 22-year-old from Athens, Greece, who didn’t start playing basketball until he was 12 , who discovered the joys of a smoothie just a few years ago, who watched Eddie Murphy’s Coming to America over and over to improve his English, and who feels like he’s still figuring it all out on the basketball court. Giannis Antetok
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How a Victorian Lawyer from Wales Invented the Hydrogen Fuel CellThe gas battery’s history began with a brief note to chemist and physicist Michael Faraday at the Royal Institution -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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After the Napa Fires, Toxic Ash Threatens Soil, Streams, and the San Francisco BayIt turns into sediment in lakes and streams, carries heavy metals and toxins—and if it comes from buildings, no one knows what's in it.
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Best-Ever Streaming Algorithm Found for Huge Amounts of DataTo efficiently analyze a firehose of data, scientists first have to break big numbers into bits.
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Preparing Self-Driving Cars for the Wild World of Developing CitiesIf you think driving around Silicon Valley is tough, try making a robot that can navigate a Beirut traffic jam.
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Joan Didion Doesn't Owe the World Anything “I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means,” Joan Didion confessed in 1976 . “What I want and what I fear.” The writer was in one way taking preemptive credit—or, depending on your point of view, accepting the preemptive blame—for the explosion of personal essay-writing that, fueled by the internet and its egotisms, would later become known
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Dobbeltmoral?Hvad er forskellen på Novo Nordisk’ milliardstore investering i fem regionale centre – og så medicinalindustriens årelange praksis med at betale for lægers efteruddannelse?
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Stjernekollision sætter nyt fokus på de tungeste grundstofferForskerne har styr på dannelsen af de letteste grundstoffer. De allertungeste er ikke helt på plads endnu, men det kan en ny opdagelse hjælpe med at rette op på.
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When Kids Have to Act Like Parents, It Affects Them for Life: Some people who have to be responsible for their siblings or parents as children grow up to be compulsive caretakers. submitted by /u/symonsymone [link] [comments]
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Scott Kelly: ‘I came back from space younger than my twin’The US astronaut spent 11 months aboard the ISS, shaving 13 milliseconds off his Earth age in the process. He talks spacewalking, recovery and the scientific value in sending an identical twin into space Scott Kelly is a 53-year-old American astronaut and a veteran of four space flights. He retired last year after spending 11 continuous months on the International Space Station. During his time on
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Europæisk iværksætterkritik: Svært at flekse mellem forskning og forretningDet er svært at tage en pause i sin akademiske karriere for at forfølge et innovativt projekt lyder det fra både iværksættere, erhvervsliv og universiteter, og det skader den risikovillighed, der skal til for at satse på innovation. Der er dog forandringer på vej.
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Investors fuel a multibillion-dollar ride-sharing frenzyInvestors including Japan's SoftBank and Google-parent Alphabet are fueling a drive to a ride-sharing future, betting on startups such as industry giants Uber and Lyft which have so far failed to deliver profits.
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VPN law latest step in Kremlin online crackdown: expertsA law coming into force on Wednesday will give the Kremlin greater control over what Russians can access online ahead of a presidential election next March.
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New iPhone brings face recognition (and fears) to the massesApple will let you unlock the iPhone X with your face—a move likely to bring facial recognition to the masses, along with concerns over how the technology may be used for nefarious purposes.
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Poll: Most have little fear of robots taking jobsMost Americans believe their jobs, and the jobs of those they live with, are safe from automation—at least for the next decade, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll.
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Puerto Rico's Dire Health-Care Crisis It’s been over a month since the last of Maria’s Category 4 hurricane-strength winds swept over Puerto Rico, but there is still damage yet to come. The darkness is persistent. Power and clean water are still tenuous and reliant on generators and outside aid. Contamination threatens basic necessities for dozens of municipalities, and the death toll—already likely a serious undercount —is only risi
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Why Can’t Christians Get Along, 500 Years After the Reformation? Elizabeth Eaton is in a bit of a bind. Exactly 500 years ago on October 31, Martin Luther allegedly nailed his famous “95 Theses” to the door of a German church, decrying the Catholic Church’s abusive sale of indulgences, or reprieves from punishment for sins. The monk’s dramatic declaration set in motion years of theological sparring and bloody wars. It also led to the flowering of Protestantism
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When man meets metal: rise of the transhumansAt the borderline of technology and biology, ‘bodyhacking’ pioneers are defying nature to redesign their own bodies. Is this really the future? Earlier this year I went to an event in Austin, Texas, billed as a sneak preview of the evolution of our species. The #Bdyhax Conference , which took place in a downtown exhibition complex, promised a front-row insight into the coming “singularity” – that
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Why the explosive growth of e-commerce could mean more jobsWhen the robots came to online retailer Boxed, dread came, too: The familiar fear that the machines would take over, leaving a trail of unemployed humans in their wake.
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Awe inspiring: do moments of wonder make us nicer people? | Caspar Henderson Experiencing awe helps us to feel more human, says Caspar Henderson. We would do well to seek it out My daughter recently had to make a rainstick for school, so she pulled a cardboard tube out of the recycling, found some dried beans to create the sound of rain when it’s shaken, and taped up the ends. The noises from her new creation were underwhelming compared to those from a model you can buy o
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Watch the Complicated Smart Home of the 1980s in Action Image: Screengrab via YouTube Have you ever fantasized about having a house completely and totally managed from the comfort of your desk chair? Or are you just too lazy to bother flipping switches, but inexplicably willing to devote hours and hours to figuring out a computer program that does it for you? Today’s smart home tech makes all of this very easy, but complicated devices from decades pas
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Roger Stone, President Trump's Attack Dog, Banned From Twitter For Harassing Journalists (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Roger Stone is one of President Trump’s most vicious attack dogs, whose bark has always been worse than his bite. But the dog has been muzzled, at least by Twitter. Stone has been suspended from using the social media platform, and according to Buzzfeed it’s a permanent ban . Stone is a veteran of numerous political campaigns dating back to the 1970s and even has a tattoo
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Here's A First Look at the Upcoming Stargate Web Series Image: MGM When Stargate: Origins was first announced at Comic-Con this past summer, the news was a little underwhelming. A prequel series? Ten minute episodes? Exclusive to a new proprietary streaming platform? Now we can at least get a look at what’s coming. It’s still, honestly, a bit underwhelming, but at least it’s there. The teaser, posted by the YouTube channel associated with Stargate com
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Chimpanzees among 33 species selected for special protectionThe Convention of Migratory Species includes chimpanzees, leopards and vultures on its list.
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Look What Ed Stafford Found In A Bear Cave Ed Stafford: Left for Dead | Tuesdays 9p Ed Stafford is on high alert for brown bears, the area's apex predator, while completing his journey through the Rhodope Mountains in Bulgaria. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/ed-stafford-left-for-dead/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us
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Puerto Rico Is Investigating How It Screwed Up Restoring Power After Maria So Badly Photo: AP The Puerto Rico Energy Commission has launched a probe into why its efforts to rebuild the commonwealth’s electrical grid after taking a direct hit from Hurricane Maria in September are proceeding so slowly, with less than even a third of the electrical grid back online to date. According to Buzzfeed News , an eight-page document shows the commission will investigate systemic failings i
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Deep-Sea Surprise: The Forest of the WeirdScientists encountered an unexpected glass sponge garden this summer in the deep Pacific -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Stroke: when words fail youAs BBC4 film Speechless marks World Stroke Day, documentary producer Nick Fraser reflects on his own recovery following a brain attack in February I was just finishing a talk about documentaries I was giving in Soho. I’d been asked a question about why so many films are seriously depressing. I remember that I talked about the great neurosurgeon Henry Marsh and the documentary about him, The Englis
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Small UFO Obliterated By Oklahoma City's Chartered Plane Image via Carmelo Anthony/Instagram Following their loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday night, the Oklahoma City Thunder flew from Minneapolis to Chicago for the second leg of a back-to-back. En route, their team plane seems to have wiped out a very tiny UFO: A Thunder team official told ESPN the flight was “a little rough, but not extreme or out of the ordinary.” ABC’s Chicago affiliate sa
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How Does Meditation Work? Two meditation pioneers, Daniel Goleman and Richard J Davidson, answer that question in their new book, Altered Traits. Read More
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Technology That Sucks CO2 From Ambient Air is Already Used Commercially in Switzerland and Iceland This sucks. And is also great for the environment. Read More
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Rumors That Facebook Is Secretly Recording You Refuse to Die Photo: AP Is Mark Zuckerberg spying on you? Oh, yes, absolutely. Is he secretly recording your voice like, all the time? Probably not. Per the BBC , Facebook was once again compelled to shoot down rumors it is secretly hijacking computer and mobile device mics to covertly record conversations after Reply All presenter PJ Vogt raised the issue during a recent podcast. After people who called in to
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Carry Away This Portable Crock-Pot for $32 Crock-Pot 6-Quart Programmable Cook & Carry Slow Cooker , $32 With a locking lid, this 6-quart Crock-Pot is ultra-portable and can serve up to 7 people, all for $32. You can even program it start cooking while you’re away at work so you can come home to a warm meal. It’s part of Amazon’s Gold Box deals today which means, although it’s a slow cooker, this deal will go fast.
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How beetles bounce back from forest firesResearch has illuminated the piecemeal patterns of recolonization among a hardy species of beetle regularly affected by managed burns.
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New studies on disordered cathodes may provide much-needed jolt to lithium batteriesScientists have come up with a set of rules for making new disordered materials, a process that had previously been driven by trial-and-error. They also found a way to incorporate fluorine, which makes the material both more stable and have higher capacity.
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Three new lung cancer genetic biomarkers identifiedSNPs (single-nucleotide polymorphisms) are variations in our DNA that determine our susceptibility to developing some diseases. Using the largest genome-wide SNP-smoking interaction analysis reported for lung cancer, a research team has identified three novel SNPs. The results from their study reinforce that gene-smoking interactions play important roles in the etiology of lung cancer and account
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Puerto Rico 'heartbreaking' five weeks post-stormConditions in Puerto Rico are still heartbreaking more than five weeks after Hurricane Maria wrought devastation, with the lack of power and clean water compounding chronic conditions, medics say.
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Lions, chimps, sharks get added protection under UN conventionLions, chimpanzees, giraffes, leopards and a wide variety of sharks received added protection at a UN wildlife conference in the Philippines, organisers said Saturday.
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US museum debuts first 3-D holograms of Holocaust survivorsSeated onstage at a museum near Chicago, Adina Sella talks about her life as a Holocaust survivor.
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Hopes dashed for giant new Antarctic marine sanctuaryHopes for a vast new marine sanctuary in pristine East Antarctica were dashed Saturday after a key conservation summit failed to reach agreement, with advocates urging "greater vision and ambition".
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'Assassin's Creed' game is back, this time in ancient EgyptVideo game titan Ubisoft on Friday released a new installment of "Assassin's Creed," seeking to reignite passion for the game after a year off to freshen its top franchise.
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Hiroshima survivor to accept Nobel Peace Prize for nuclear watchdogSetsuko Thurlow was 13 years old and standing only a mile away from ground zero when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945.
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Facebook moves toward revealing political ad backersFacebook said Friday it would take steps to deliver on a promise to reveal backers of political advertisements to boost transparency in the wake of criticism of the social network's role in the 2016 US election.
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Oklahoma City, where parking meters began, modernizes systemThe city where parking meters were born more than eight decades ago is phasing out the last of the coin-gobbling contraptions that reshaped America's downtowns in favor of computerized models seen in many other places.
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Why People Are Happier with the Economy If Their Party Is in Power Are you more likely to think everything is going well with your finances if the politics of your country’s leaders align with yours? One new study says yes. Read More
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Treat Bag GeologyHalloween comes early to Rosetta Stones. Let's see what kind of goodies are in the bag! -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What Don’t We Get About Matter and Antimatter? We Shouldn’t Be Here. Scientists work out methods for finding the difference between the magnetic moments of protons and antiprotons and see that they’re the same. Read More
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Dubai's Newly Opened The Hunger Games Theme Park Does Not Get the Irony Image: Lionsgate Film. The Motiongate Dubai theme park, the largest Hollywood-themed park in the world, has recently opened up “The World of the Hunger Games,” a lavish section of the park devoted to the dystopian world of Panem in all its garish, high-fashion glory. Because when I hear dystopian horror, I think theme park. Entertainment Weekly recently posted a full look at the park, following i
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Scalped iPhone X Pre-Orders Are Predictably Going for Huge Premiums on Ebay Photo: AP Pre-orders for Apple’s wallet-busting, $1,000 iPhone X went live this week , and initial signs were that even those customers who stayed up until the 3am ET (12am PT) opening were given shipping delays placing their orders weeks past the November 3rd launch date—possibly well into December. So it’s not surprising that some quick-thinking entrepreneurs (okay, scalpers) are aiming to skim
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Tesla and Elon Musk Offer Green Energy to Hurricane Ravaged Puerto Rico A children’s hospital is “the first of many solar + storage projects going live” on the island, Elon Musk announced. Read More
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Saturday's Best Deals: Men's Pants, Portable Crock-Pot, Wi-Fi Router, and More Get some scary-good deals this Halloween weekend on m en’s pants, a portable Crock-Pot , Wi-Fi router , and more. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals TP-Link AC3200 Router , $120 TP-Link’s well-reviewed AC3200 router is good enough for just about every home or apartment, and you can get it for an all-time low $120 today . Just make sure you don’t ste
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Tegninger, der fornøjer og forargerEn vifte af de bedste satiretegninger fra Ingeniørens side 2 er nu samlet i en bog – udvalgt af tegneren selv.
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Technology Infrastructure Can Help Even the Poorest Nations ProsperOpinion: Bjorn Lomborg argues that countries should deploy technology to reduce poverty.
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Assassin’s Creed Origins review: A living, breathing ancient world Enlarge / A world so nice, you won't even mind the mundane quests. Glistening sands and teaming life stretch far away. I stand at the head of a gilded Pyramid, looking away to the bustling lives and vibrant oases around me. Dust curls up along the horizon, eager to embrace a nearby village. Hippos lumber around the beaches, warding off wary intruders with their girth. This is ancient Egypt not as
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Terry Richardson and Literary Parties: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing The Utter Meaninglessness of the Fashion Industry’s Shunning of Terry Richardson Robin Givhan | The Washington Post “It’s not just some narcissistic photographer with a warped definition of ‘consent.’ It’s inhumane model bookers, self-indulgent designers, greedy stage parents, and other creative types who treat women as something other than sentient, thoughtful individuals. Fashion denounced Rich
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The Post-Apocalyptic Stop-Motion Animated Film Junk Head Just Got a Trailer Image: Yamiken Though I’m not sure if anyone will ever get to see the insane film I saw last month called Junk Head, there is some good news. First up, there’s a trailer for the film. Second, a prequel is in the works. Junk Head is a mind-blowing stop-motion animated film by first-time filmmaker Takahide Hori. It’s an adaptation of his short film about a post apocalyptic world where one being is
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10 Microsoft Edge features to help you forget the Internet Explorer nightmare DIY They give the browser a real...edge. Forget the clunky, reviled Internet Explorer: Microsoft built its Edge browser for the modern web. These 10 features will tempt you to switch browsers.
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Netflix's 'What Happened to Monday' Squanders a Fantastic PremiseThe movie has a good dystopian story—it just doesn't pay off.
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Power Through Your Scary Movie Backlog With These Three Weekend DealsWe've got a deal on a Samsung 4K TV, and two awesome mobile accessories for you this weekend.
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Equifax Was Warned of Vulnerability Months Before Breach, and More Security News This WeekEquifax was warned, a fun new WhatsApp feature, and more of the week's top security news.
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Amazon Echo Has Come a Long Way Baby All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo The original Amazon Echo was an ugly black tube—a speaker meant to be set back in the corner, hidden from view. It was a cheap imitation of the computer from Star Trek. The new Amazon Echo is a much prettier device. It’s not suddenly faster or smarter, and your old Echo will do the exact same thing as before, but this one actually looks pretty nice, sells for cheape
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Magnificent Microscopy: Capturing the Hidden Beauty of the "Microenvironment"Nikon recently announced winners for the Small World photomicrography competition -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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When Rich Places Want to Secede The crisis kicked off by Catalonia’s contested October 1 secession vote has come to a head. Following police violence , imprisonments, and mass protests, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced last weekend that he would pursue Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution to replace Catalonia’s leaders and impose direct rule over what is the country’s most productive region. On Friday , the Spa
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Review: This War of Mine, the board game Enlarge / Exploring an inhospitable world. (credit: Charles Theel) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com . This War of Mine is a giant punch to the gut. Inspired by the war in Sarajevo, the concept here tilts the notion of a "war game" on its head, presenting war not as explosions and bullets but as
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A Nearby Neutron Star Collision Could Cause Calamity on EarthFrom certain death to a scientific goldmine, here's the spectrum of possibilities that we might expect from merging black holes, colliding neutron stars or detonating supernovae in our galactic neighborhood.
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Stock Up On Men's Pants For About $20-$30 Per Pair, Today Only On Amazon Men’s Pants Gold Box Pants ...gotta have ‘em, am I right? For one day only, Amazon’s running a big sale on men’s pants , with options available from the likes of IZOD, Haggar, Van Heusen, and more. Almost everything costs under $30, so get yourself some khakis, chinos, and golf pants on the cheap, before they sell out. Advertisement Just note that a lot of the styles have multiple color options a
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»AI er som overgangen fra heste til biler«Kunstig intelligens er ikke en fjern fremtidsdrøm. Den er en medspiller i jagten på den bedste medicin og et bedre liv for patienterne, fortæller topchefer i Novo og Lundbeck.
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'Hidden No More': Encouraging Girls To Pursue STEM NPR's Melissa Block talks to Persis Mbangsi, a chemical engineer in Cameroon, about coming to the U.S. to participate in a State Department program inspired by the film Hidden Figures.
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David Eagleman – Your Creative Brain – Think Again - a Big Think Podcast #122 Bending, breaking, & blending: How humans remake the world. Neuroscientist David Eagleman on creativity. Read More
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2017 Tokyo Auto Show's Crazy Cute Concept Cars, From Japan's Honda, Toyota, Suzuki, Mazda, and DaihatsuJapanese designers are demonstrating their own brand of flair, with vehicles that are cute, and cool.
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December Dripper Review: Refine Your Pour-Over Coffee MethodIf you want total control over your morning coffee, the December Dripper is a great tool to take on the quest for perfection.
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Emissions, eschmissions: How to (simply) reduce your carbon footprint in 2017 Winter is coming—and not in that Game of Thrones sense. Many people are starting to button up across the US, but while you might have to turn the heater up too, there’s reason to stop and think before blasting the warm air. Like so many of the best aspects of modern living, heaters aren’t necessarily great for the environment. In fact, your heating habit may be bloating your carbon footprint dram
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Even Earless Oysters Clam Up Over Noise PollutionIn response to sounds similar to cargo ships, oysters shut their shells to protect their soft bodies -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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3 Ways Science Is Vital to the United States Department of AgricultureWhat does the Department of Agriculture do when it comes to science? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How My Father (Maybe) Started the Timeless ‘Beat L.A.!’ Chant What if I told you that my father invented one of the most iconic sports chants of all time? That he and his friends, from the balcony of a packed and stuffy Boston Garden in 1982, started yelling something that would, decades later, be appropriated by every fan who hates Los Angeles, which, it turns out, is a lot of them? You probably wouldn’t believe me. I’m not sure if I believe me, either, bu
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Stephen Hawking gives talk on black holes at Oxford UniversityWorld-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking thrilled fans with a talk on black holes.
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Here are humanity’s best ideas on how to store energy Historically, the vast majority of the world’s power has been consumed as quickly as it is made, or it's wasted. But climate change has made governments interested in renewable energy, and renewable energy is variable—it can't be dispatched on demand. Or can it? As research into utility-sized batteries receives more attention, the economics of adding storage to a grid or wind farm are starting to
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Solve These Tough Data Problems and Watch Job Offers Roll InGoogle-owned Kaggle hosts competitions for tough data-analysis problems. Highly ranked solvers are flooded with job offers.
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Newfound Wormhole Allows Information to Escape Black HolesPhysicists theorize that a new “traversable” kind of wormhole could resolve a baffling paradox and rescue information that falls into black holes.
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Space Photos of the Week: These Are The Moons You're Looking ForLet's get lunar.
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Trilobites Had GutsDelicately-preserved fossils alter what paleontologists thought about how trilobites digested their food. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Suburbicon Is a Bizarre, Misguided Trainwreck The only genuine emotion that Suburbicon managed to conjure from me was dread. This creeping feeling arrived not long into George Clooney’s new film, which is based on an old screenplay by the Coen brothers (written in the 1980s, and extensively rewritten by Clooney and his reliable co-scripter Grant Heslov). The film cross-cuts between two disconnected storylines within a cloistered suburban com
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Caimans helped out of a sticky situation in BrazilAnimals have got stuck in mud after searching for relief from Brazil's prolonged drought.
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Dansk ekspert: Falcon Heavy kan afgøre SpaceX’ fremtidEfter flere års forsinkelse er der snart liftoff for Elon Musks største og vigtigste raket til dato. Men nu underspiller Musk den bevidst til fordel for mere flyvske planer, mener DTU-forsker.
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Virtual Reality Gets NaughtyWith 240-degree views, headsets and “sweet, musty scents,” a new kind of pornography offers a realism that is exciting to some, disturbing to others.
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Future Tense: Amazon Key Is a Lot Less Scary Than My Post-1-Click RemorseThe ghosts of the sneakers I didn’t buy are following me around the World Wide Web! An in-store purchase is more satisfying, studies confirm.
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Why We Need More Sleep Forty percent of Americans sleep less than seven hours per night, and that's a problem. Read More
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‘One Way We Push Back Against Evil Is Through the Leaders We Elect’ Last Friday, President Donald Trump tweeted out an endorsement of a “great book” by “a wonderful man”: A Place Called Heaven, a new work on the afterlife by Pastor Robert Jeffress of First Baptist church in Dallas. Jeffress is a member of Trump’s informal council of evangelical advisors and has backed many of the president’s controversial decisions, including war of words with North Korea. “God h
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How Redistricting Became a Technological Arms Race These ain’t your grandfather’s gerrymanders. Gone is the era of elaborate cartographical sketches and oil paintings of salamanders , and of salted old-timer politicians drawing up their “ contributions to modern art ” armed with markers and heads full of electoral smarts. Today, political mapmaking is a multimillion-dollar enterprise, with dozens of high-profile paid consultants, armies of lawyer
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Vil du eje en rumsonde eller en planet?Så kan du tage til loppemarked på Tycho Brahe Planetariet søndag, hvor der sælges ud af alt fra stjernekikkerter til modeller af russiske rumsonder.
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High libido? Cannabis smokers have 20% more sex, researchers find Report’s author cautions that findings should not be misinterpreted as proof of causal link Cannabis smokers have about 20% more sex than those who abstain from the drug, an American study has shown. Survey participants were asked how many times they had had heterosexual intercourse in the past four weeks and how frequently they had smoked marijuana over the past 12 months. Continue reading...
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Professor Stephen Hawking's PhD viewed two million timesCambridge University say the online repository has "never seen numbers like this before".
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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending October 28, 2017)This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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A light in the dark: NASA sounding rocket probes the dark regions of spaceThough stars and galaxies fill our night sky, most of the matter in the universe resides in the dark voids in between. Spread out over unfathomable distances, this cold, diffuse gas between galaxies—called the intergalactic medium, or IGM for short—hardly emits any light, making it difficult to study.
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Chokeret eks-politiker: Banken vil vide om jeg er politisk aktivDen tidligere konservative leder, Pia Christmas Møller, er stærkt utilfreds med, at hendes bank vil registrere, om hun stadig er aktiv i politik.
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Ny undersøgelse: Du bliver ikke afhængig af computerspilMange timer bag computeren kan skyldes andre problemer i livet, viser nyt studie.
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Spørg Scientariet: Hvorfor har mennesker og fugle ikke samme type kromosomer?En læser undrer sig over, at mennesket kører efter XX/XY-systemet, mens fugle og krybdyr kører efter ZZ/ZW. Hvornår skete det? Det svarer genetiker på.
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Robert Mueller's First Charges It’s the end of the beginning for the Russia investigation. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team has reportedly filed the first criminal charges as part of the sprawling inquiry into Moscow’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, CNN reported Friday night . Citing “sources briefed on the matter,” the network said a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., approved the charges, which hav
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Drought News Might Help Cut Water WasteAs news coverage of California's most recent drought intensified, water use trends went down—suggesting news might inspire consumers to conserve. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Sharing experiences improves wellbeing of healthcare staffHealthcare staff who regularly share the emotional, social or ethical challenges they face in the workplace experience less psychological distress, improved teamwork and increased empathy and compassion for patients and colleagues, a new study commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research reports.
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A strange object from outside our solar system just zoomed past the sun Space The traveller (maybe from another star) didn’t stay long and it’s moving away fast An asteroid from outside the solar system just zipped by the Sun, and passed relatively close (15 million miles) to Earth.
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Assessing the threat the Reaper botnet poses to the Internet—what we know now (credit: Johnny Ashburn ) Eight days have passed since researchers first warned of a new, potentially Internet-paralyzing botnet made up of cameras, routers, and other so-called Internet-of-things devices. There are good reasons for concern that Reaper, as the botnet has been dubbed, could pose as big a threat as Mirai, the mass IoT infection that last year caused chaos with record-setting distri
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Trilobites: Astronomers Race to Study a Mystery Object From Outside Our Solar SystemThe object, faster than known asteroids or comets, was first spotted by a telescope in Hawaii, and is leaving just as quickly as it arrived.
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This 15 Pound Blanket Helped Rewire My Brain Weighted Blanket by YnM Anxiety is like an incredibly annoying little brother. It is antagonistic, frustrating, and overwhelming 90% of the time. The other 10%, you forget it exists until you’re reminded of it with a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you walk through your front door. Like a lot of people right now, anxiety is a daily ritual I go through, because apparently, if you’r
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Why Greece's Fate Helps Make Sense of Catalonia's Gamble Anticipating the Spanish government’s decision to suspend Catalan autonomy, the Catalan government proceeded today to unilaterally proclaim independence . At about the same time, the Spanish Senate voted to suspend Catalan autonomy , following which Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy deposed Catalan premier Carles Puigdemont and other Catalan high officials, and called for elections in Cataloni
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Blocking enzyme in normal cells may impede pancreatic cancer, team showsNew research findings offer a promising target for future therapies that could potentially root out even the well-hidden metastatic lesions that make pancreatic cancer so deadly.
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Trump Plans to Shrink Two National Monuments in UtahSenator Orrin Hatch said the president had confirmed that he would approve a plan to reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Can a Chromebook Be Your Only Computer?This week, the hosts discuss Chromebooks, the Pixelbook, iPads, and (ugh) regular laptops.
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Antimatter Angst: The Universe Shouldn't ExistThe universe shouldn't exist, according to new ultra-precise measurements of anti-protons.
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$1,000 Tea Infuser Heavily Discounted as Company Crashes and Burns Image: Teforia Teforia was touted as the only “machine-learning tea infusion device,” on the market, and soon, the market will have a Teforia-shaped hole in it. As recently as last week, the device would run you a cool grand . Today, you can make algorithmically-infused tea for $199 . All sales are final because the company is dead. On Friday, Teforia’s homepage was replaced with a long note to c
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The Atlantic Daily: A Wave of Revelations What We’re Following Lawmakers’ Moves: Sources close to Senator Orrin Hatch say the Utah Republican plans to retire when his term ends next year, and that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is planning to run for his seat. GOP insiders have been pushing for Hatch to step down, as some fear he would lose to an antiestablishment challenger in the 2018 primary. Meanwhile, prompted by Presiden
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The Atlantic's Week in Culture Don’t Miss Wouldn’t It Be Nice to Have a Woman’s Shoe Emoji That Isn’t a Red Stiletto? — Megan Garber reports on Florie Hutchinson’s effort to create a new emoji for flats. Jamie Squire / Elsa / Getty / Bart Jaillet / Unsplash / Katie Martin / The Atlantict Frontiers of Sports World Series Hopes Ride on a Pair of Aces — Robert O’Connell states that despite sluggers aplenty on Houston and Los Ange
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Healing hairs that help us hear Hearing in the mouse of Usher, Brigande JV (2017) Nature Biotechnology Hearing and balance disorders are both permanent, irreversible conditions in humans. In fact, hearing loss is the most common sensory disorder around the world. Normally, sound vibrations are transmitted from an object through the air to your ear. Vibrations of the ear drum cause bones in your middle ear to vibrate. These vibr
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Eerie Glowing Bubble Over Siberia Sparks UFO Reports: What Is It?A massive, glowing bubble of light erupted in the sky above northeastern Siberia, which may have been created by a test missile launch.
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Todd Hoffman's Got Three Wash Plants But None Of Them Are Running #GoldRush | Friday 9p In order to fire up Monster Red, the Hoffman's must fill its holding pond. After losing thousands of gallons draining into the dirt and valuable sluicing time, Hunter steps up to make a big decision. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/gold-rush/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.co
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Let’s bet on what the next Instagram Stories effect will be after Superzoom Technology Are you sick of Superzoom yet? You will be. We lay out the odds on Instagram's next move for stories.
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Don't Bother Handing Out Full-Sized Snickers Bars, This Guy Already Won Halloween GIF You know how you were planning to impress trick-or-treaters this Halloween by handing out full-sized Snickers bars? If you live in San Francisco, don’t bother, because nothing you can do on October 31st will ever best Tom BetGeorge’s incomprehensibly over-the-top Halloween light show . Not only is BetGeorge’s house saturated in thousands of lights, it only has an oversized light-up keyboard a
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The 10 Best Deals of October 27, 2017 We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals , but these were our ten favorites today. Head over to our main post for more deals, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to never miss a chance to save. You can also join our Kinja Deals Community Facebook group to connect with your fellow deal hunters. #1: Instant Pots! Instant Pot IP-DUO60 , $81 Instant Pot Ultra , $120 If you don’t own
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Grim’s Haunted Mansion: Awards This was our spookiest competition yet! But we had great fun here at HQ, and we hope you did too. Thanks everyone for joining us! Here is the summary of competition awards, but you can also view the full results (including swag details) here . And remember: when you’re one of Grim’s minions, every day is Halloween! Accuracy Happy Hours Hunt Ranking is determined first by total bonus earned, then
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Pioneer of Crystallography DiesIsabella Karle has passed away at age 95.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: One Fish, Two Fish, Whitefish, $300 Million Fish Today in 5 Lines The Federal Emergency Management Agency said it has “significant concerns” over how a $300 million contract was awarded to Whitefish Energy Holdings, a small Montana company, to rebuild Puerto Rico’s infrastructure. The White House said it was not involved in the decision. And in a statement, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he did not advocate for Whitefish, which is based in
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DOJ: Billionaire pharma owner fueled the opioid epidemic with bribery scheme Enlarge (credit: Getty | Media for Medical ) The billionaire founder and majority owner of Insys Therapeutics was arrested Thursday on racketeering and fraud charges for an alleged nationwide scheme to push an extremely potent opioid drug containing fentanyl onto patients. According to the Department of Justice , John Kapoor, 74, of Phoenix, Arizona, used bribes, kickbacks, and other fraudulent p
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Crunch! Curious Great White Shark Snags Underwater CameraA great white shark left scientists "buzzing" after it grabbed a baited underwater research camera and dragged it to the surface — not once, but three times, according to researchers at Massey University in New Zealand.
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Gallery: The Xbox One X becomes an ex-boxed… one The Xbox One X has arrived at Ars Technica's Orbiting HQ, and we can't wait to dive in to see just how Microsoft's console looks in 4K (once all the games we're testing finish downloading, that is). For now, we're allowed to show and tell you about how the system looks, feels, and smells out of the box (it smells like plastic). The most striking thing about the physical machine itself is just how
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Antimatter Angst: The Universe Shouldn't ExistThe universe shouldn't exist, according to new ultra-precise measurements of anti-protons.
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Recurrent brain cancer: New hope with phase 1 clinical trial resultsNew data from a Phase I clinical trial shows more than a quarter of patients with recurrent high-grade glioma, a form of brain cancer, were alive more than three years after treatment.
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A light in the dark: NASA sounding rocket probes the dark regions of spaceSpread out over unfathomable distances, this cold, diffuse gas between galaxies -- called the intergalactic medium, or IGM for short -- hardly emits any light, making it difficult to study.
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Cancer trial led by University of Minnesota Medical School's Dr. Clark Chen shows promiseNew data from a Phase I clinical trial led by Clark Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Lyle French Chair in Neurosurgery and Head of the University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Neurosurgery shows more than a quarter of patients with recurrent high-grade glioma, a form of brain cancer, were alive more than three years after treatment.
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That Viral Story of an 'Awakened' Vegetative Patient Serves as a Cautionary Tale Medicine is perfect for heartwarming stories. Some close relative is facing the most hopeless prognosis, such as being in a vegetative state. Someone tries a wild treatment, and boom, people are crying, the relative is awake, and the headlines go viral. But science doesn’t really work this way. A man recently “ woke ” from a vegetative state, crying again after “ regaining consciousnes s,” creati
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Bats, too, love the city life Environment Places like Washington, D.C. offer them a safe haven from disease We may think of bats as country creatures, but many bats do make their homes in cities.
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Is X > 8? Solving Apple’s iPhone sales equation Enlarge / The display dominates the iPhone X. The iPhone 8 saw Apple's weakest new phone sales in years, while iPhone X demand outstripped supply within minutes of the start of pre-orders last night. It would be easy to conclude that an underwhelming iPhone 8 has been ignored by consumers in favor of a much more exciting iPhone X, but it's actually not that simple. Apple's online store now shows
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Big Data Poses Special Risks for Children, Says UNICEFChildren are poorly represented in the debate about data collection, say UNICEF researchers. And that needs to change.
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Blocking enzyme in normal cells may impede pancreatic cancer, Penn vet team showsNew findings from a University of Pennsylvania-led team offer a promising target for future therapies that could potentially root out even the well-hidden metastatic lesions that make pancreatic cancer so deadly.
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Confronting Sexual Harassment in ScienceIt's not just movie moguls and politicians; the problem is rampant in STEM fields as well. But recent moves by major organizations could mark a sea change in addressing this entrenched,... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Kotaku’s scum-and-villainy story of why EA shuttered a Star Wars game Enlarge / Schreier even got his hands on leaked concept art for Visceral's canceled Star Wars game, which was code-named Ragtag . It would have starred a Han Solo-like character named Dodger. (credit: Kotaku/EA) Here at Ars Technica, we're contemplating our own Rogue One -style heist adventure in the near future. In our case, instead of sending rebel troops to die in search of the Death Star's pl
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New AI System Makes CAPTCHAs Even More Vulnerable to Hacks A representation of the letter A. (Image: Vicarious AI) Computer scientists have developed an artificially intelligent system that’s an improvement over existing techniques used to crack CAPTCHAs, those super-annoying prompts that check to see whether you’re a human or a bot. For security experts, it means that existing CAPTCHA-based systems may soon be obsolete—if they aren’t already. AI develop
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Ford-controlled company acquires laser detection firmFord Motor Co.'s autonomous car software and robotics subsidiary has purchased a laser detection company.
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Will There Ever Be An Apocalypse? Will There Ever Be An Apocalypse? Using science to read the future and find out if, how and when the end is near. Will There Ever Be An Apocalypse? Video of Will There Ever Be An Apocalypse? Culture Friday, October 27, 2017 - 15:15 Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor (Inside Science) -- An interview with Matt Stanley, a professor of history and philosophy of science at NYU. “The most important apocalyps
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Bill Gates: We May Witness the Last Human Case of Polio This Year But if the campaign isn’t successful, this scourge could return with a vengeance. Read More
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A light in the dark: NASA sounding rocket probes the dark regions of spaceSpread out over unfathomable distances, this cold, diffuse gas between galaxies -- called the intergalactic medium, or IGM for short -- hardly emits any light, making it difficult to study.
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New pilot study: Montmorency tart cherry juice increased sleep time among participating adults ages 50+ by 1 hour and 24 minutesMontmorency tart cherry juice increased sleep time among participating adults ages 50+ by 84 minutes.
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Science Says: Jack Frost nipping at your nose ever laterWinter is coming ... later. And it's leaving ever earlier. Across the United States, the year's first freeze has been arriving further and further into the calendar, according to more than a century of measurements from weather stations nationwide.
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There May Be a Lot More Lead-Contaminated Candy in Stores Than We Realized Image: Kim Siever / Flickr Creative Commons You might want to wait on that candy bar. A new study out of California has found that the state’s public health department issued more alerts for lead-contaminated candy than any other food-borne contaminant between 2001 and 2014. Of the 164 California Department of Public Health food contamination alerts issued over 14 years, 42 percent were for lead
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Fit or miss? Retailers offer new tools to help shoppersStores watching Amazon take a larger share of clothing sales are trying to solve one of the most vexing issues for online shoppers: Finding items that fit properly.
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Astronomers capture first visiting object from outside our solar systemA Queen's University Belfast scientist is leading an international team in studying a new visitor to our solar system - the first known comet or asteroid to visit us from another star.
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Using networks to understand tissue-specific gene regulationResearchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have discerned that different tissue functions arise from a core biological machinery that is largely shared across tissues, rather than from their own individual regulators. In a paper published in Cell Reports, Kimberly Glass, PhD, of the Channing Division of Network Medicine, and her team explain how they have used PANDA (Passing Attributes between Ne
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A deadly 2014 landslide’s power came from soils weakened by past slidesResearchers reconstruct how a hillside failed, producing the deadly 2014 Oso landslide.
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It Takes Experience for Dogs to Learn Who the Good People Are A new study shows that adult dogs can learn to distinguish generous and selfish people, but puppies can’t. Read More
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'European Muslims perceive the EU more positively than other Europeans'According to a study of the Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics", Muslims in Europe have a more positive view of the European Union (EU) compared to all other groups of the European population. "On average, Muslims have a higher level of trust in EU institutions than members of other religious or non-religious groups such as Christians and those unaffiliated with any religion," says Prof.
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New research findings could lead to safer and more powerful lithium-ion batteriesVirginia Commonwealth University researchers are working to improve conductivity and safety in lithium-ion batteries, which are used to power many electronic devices around the world, including laptops, iPods, satellites, artificial hearts and cell phones.
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Zika virus infects developing brain by first infecting cells meant to defend against itResearchers report that the Zika virus is transmitted from mother to fetus by infected cells that, ironically, will later develop into the brain's first and primary form of defense against invasive pathogens.
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High-intensity interval training alters brain glucose metabolism in insulin resistant peopleResearchers have studied how high-intensity interval training (HIIT) alters the brain's glucose metabolism in physically inactive insulin resistant people. Only two weeks of HIIT training reduced glucose metabolism in all areas of the brain.
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Dry mouth symptoms can be side effect of certain medications for older adultsFor older adults, dry mouth can be a common side effect of prescribed medications. However, there's much we don't understand about the connection between medications and dry mouth in older adults. Recently, researchers examined 52 related studies to learn more.
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Malaria parasite in the Americas is more genetically diverse than previously thoughtResearchers discover that populations of Plasmodium vivax on the continent are as genetically diverse as in Southeast Asia, where malaria transmission is more frequent. Vivax's greater genetic diversity in the Americas in comparison with Falciparum species might be explained by a wider range of migratory routes.
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September 2017's intense solar activity viewed from spaceSeptember 2017 saw a spate of solar activity, with the Sun emitting 27 M-class and four X-class flares and releasing several powerful coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, between Sept. 6-10. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation, while coronal mass ejections are massive clouds of solar material and magnetic fields that erupt from the Sun at incredible speeds.
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'Things Could Get Very Ugly' Following Europe's Refugee Crisis In 2015, record numbers of people left their homes and fled to Europe due to the rise of ISIS, the Syrian civil war, and instability in Afghanistan, the Middle East, and elsewhere. More than two million people requested asylum within the European Union between 2015 and 2016. It’s not yet clear how this influx of newcomers will change European politics in the long term. But it has already played a
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The successful US/German satellite gravity mission GRACE comes to an end after 15 yearsOn March 17, 2002, the twin satellites of the NASA/German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) were launched in order to make precise measurements of the Earth´s gravity field. GRACE has lasted three times as long as originally planned for more than 15 years. Now it has ended science operations.
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Just In Time For Thanksgiving Dinner Prep, Amazon's Discounting a Pair of Instant Pots Instant Pot IP-DUO60 , $81 Instant Pot Ultra , $128 If you don’t own a pressure cooker , today’s a great day to fix that, as Amazon’s knocked the highly-rated Instant Pot IP-DUO60 all the way down to $81 . While that’s not as good as a one-day $70 deal they ran at the beginning of October, it’s still $19 less than usual, and a great chance to save if you want to use it to help cook Thanksgiving d
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New molecule shows promise in HIV vaccine designResearchers have designed a novel protein-sugar vaccine candidate that, in an animal model, stimulated an immune response against sugars that form a protective shield around HIV. The molecule could one day become part of a successful HIV vaccine.
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Guiding the random laserAt its most basic level, a random laser is precisely what its name implies; random. It's random in the spectrum of light it produces and in the way that light is emitted. So, how do you control some of the randomness to make useful devices? It's a question that's led a team of researchers to a discovery that's taking laser technology to the next level.
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Using networks to understand tissue-specific gene regulationResearchers have discerned that different tissue functions arise from a core biological machinery that is largely shared across tissues, rather than from their own individual regulators.
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Safer and more powerful lithium-ion batteriesResearchers are working to improve conductivity and safety in the batteries, which are used to power many electronic devices around the world, including laptops, artificial hearts and cell phones.
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From Cellulose to 3-D ObjectsIn our modern world, eliminating plastics is inconceivable. Unfortunately, they do have disadvantages, including the formation of CO(2) in both production and combustion, depletion of fossil feedstocks, and growth of landfills. Researchers have now introduced a new way forward, a polymer made entirely from biomass that can easily and inexpensively be used in 3-D printing. Objects produced in this
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Video: The chemistry of Hollywood bloodbathsFake blood is a staple of the Halloween horror film experience, but there's no one recipe to suit every filmmaker's needs. The chemistry of fake blood has always been tweaked to create the most realistic experience, or at least the most budget-friendly. From Alfred Hitchcock to Sam Raimi, join Reactions on a Halloween tour of the chemistry of gore:
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Guiding the random laserAt its most basic level, a random laser is precisely what its name implies; random. It's random in the spectrum of light it produces and in the way that light is emitted, making what could be an extremely versatile laser source, nearly useless for most practical applications.
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Here's What's Going on With the JFK Assassination Files Photo: AP On Thursday, the deadline for the federal government to publicly release all of its files relating to the JFK assassination arrived and, for a moment, it appeared that it would actually happen. But at the last minute, President Trump delayed the release of the most sensitive files. As expected, intelligence agencies insisted further review was necessary. Still, we did get thousands of n
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We Might Be Able to Survive on Mars—But Can We Live There Peacefully? The establishment of a colony on Mars seems inevitable given just how many groups are drawing up plans for the red planet. NASA intends on sending manned expeditions in the 2030s. SpaceX has an “aspirational” deadline of reaching Mars by 2022, while Lockheed Martin hopes to establish a ... Read More
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US March for Science group faces growing pains A group of volunteers claims that the organization that spearheaded global protests in April has been unduly secretive about its management practices. Nature 551 16 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22909
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The F-35 Had A Week Full Of Good And Bad News A F-35A from the 34th FS launches an AIM-120 air-to-air missile during a Combat Archer exercise. USAF photo by Scott Wolff Maybe the F-35 program is just not supposed to work out. Despite a week where the system appeared to display a growing sense of maturity, old problems of reliability, pilot hypoxia and lagging airframe deliveries eclipsed progress. But, first, the good news. On Monday, the U.
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Vampire bats could soon swarm to the United States Animals They do carry rabies, but don't panic—the bloodsuckers might not cause much of a ruckus. Climate change could turn parts of the southern United States into suitable habitat for vampire bats.
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The Saintliness of Undecayed Corpses As darkness fell on August 29, 1104, the monks of Durham Cathedral Priory prepared to exhume their patron saint, Cuthbert. After two decades, their new cathedral was almost complete, and its centerpiece was a splendid shrine for the saint . In preparation for the ceremonial relocation, Cuthbert’s coffin had been removed from its old tomb. After a day of fasting and prayers, the monks summoned up
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Distracted Much? What a Wandering Mind Says About Your Intelligence Different brain patterns during the resting state may be associated with different cognitive abilities. Read More
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Feeling Lonely? You Might be Self-Centered, says New Research These findings fit in with an overarching evolutionary theory on loneliness. Read More
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McDonald's Is Making a Vegan Burger — the McVegan The McVegan is a real thing... in a tiny small town test market, that is. But what are customers saying? And will it be available to everyone soon? Read More
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Pumpkin Seeds: Valuable Morsels of Nutrition in a Web of Orange Pulp Pumpkin Seeds: Valuable Morsels of Nutrition in a Web of Orange Pulp Why you shouldn’t throw your Jack-o-lantern guts away. Pumpkin-field.jpg Pumpkins at a farm in Davenport, California. Image credits: Courtesy of Kimberly Hickok Rights information: CC BY-3.0 Culture Friday, October 27, 2017 - 13:45 Kimberly Hickok, Contributor (Inside Science) -- The weekend before Halloween is prime time to hun
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TGen-UCSF study uses genomics to make treatment calls for recurrent glioblastoma patientsSeveral patients with recurring glioblastoma, a deadly brain cancer, survived for more than a year in a clinical trial believed to be the first to use comprehensive DNA and RNA sequencing of a patient's tumor to inform treatment for these patients in real-time. The study was led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), UC San Francisco (UCSF) and the Ivy Foundation Early Phase Clin
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Sleepwalkers are better at automatic walkingSleepwalkers who are awake may have a multi-tasking advantage over non-sleepwalkers, according to recent research that uses virtual realilty.
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Hand surgeons provide update on wild animal bitesInjuries from wild animals are relatively uncommon, with a risk of unusual infections and other potentially severe complications.
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Modern civilization doesn't diminish violence, study showsModern civilization may not have dulled humankind's bloodlust, but living in a large, organized society may increase the likelihood of surviving a war, an anthropology professor reports.
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Regular marijuana use linked to more sex, study findsDespite concerns among physicians and scientists that frequent marijuana use may impair sexual desire or performance, the opposite appears more likely to be the case, new research indicates.
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Good long-term improvement after 'reverse' shoulder replacement in patients under 60For younger patients with severe damage to the rotator cuff muscles, a "reverse" shoulder replacement provides lasting improvement in shoulder function, according to a study.
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Cataract surgery in older women associated with decreased risk of deathIn older women with cataracts, cataract surgery appears to be associated with a lower risk for overall and cause-specific death, although whether this association is explained by the intervention of cataract surgery is unclear, according to a study.
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On North Korea, 'We’re Fools If We Don’t Start Taking the President at His Word' On Friday, Donald Trump’s defense secretary traveled to the tensest point of the world’s tensest conflict to deliver a message. “Our goal is not war,” James Mattis declared at the the border between South Korea and North Korea, but rather to persuade Kim Jong Un to give up his rapidly expanding nuclear-weapons arsenal through hard-nosed diplomacy. Back in Washington, D.C., however, a counter-mess
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Space changes how your brain thinks and it starts right awayJust a few minutes of microgravity is enough to change your brain. This suggests space tourists and long-haul astronauts may need to take precautions to think straight
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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is off to a quicker start than its predecessor Enlarge / The Creators Update never ramped as fast as the Anniversary Update did. (credit: AdDuplex ) A week after its release, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is already on five percent of Windows 10 machines, according to numbers provided by AdDuplex . The previous Windows 10 update, the Creators Update, was given a very slow rollout as Microsoft sought to avoid problems faced in last year'
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Deadspin It Was Roger Goodell Vs. Deadspin It Was Roger Goodell Vs. Jerry Jones On National Anthem Protests | Jezebel Andy Cohen Gave Kathy Griffin the ‘I Don’t Know Her’ Treatment | The Root Judge Says ‘Overweight’ Teenage Sexual Assault Victim Was Probably ‘Flattered’ by the Attention From Her Assailant | Earther Energy Company Accuses Anti-Pipeline Video Game of Eco-Terrorism | Splinter Here Are 2017's Most Problematic Hal
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September 2017's intense solar activity viewed from spaceSeptember 2017 saw a spate of solar activity, with the Sun emitting 27 M-class and four X-class flares and releasing several powerful coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, between Sept. 6-10. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation, while coronal mass ejections are massive clouds of solar material and magnetic fields that erupt from the Sun at incredible speeds.
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Dry mouth symptoms can be side effect of certain medications for older adultsFor older adults, dry mouth can be a common side effect of prescribed medications. However, there's much we don't understand about the connection between medications and dry mouth in older adults. Recently, researchers examined 52 related studies to learn more. Their research was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
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New research findings could lead to safer and more powerful lithium-ion batteriesVirginia Commonwealth University researchers are working to improve conductivity and safety in the batteries, which are used to power many electronic devices around the world, including laptops, artificial hearts and cell phones.
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Zika virus infects developing brain by first infecting cells meant to defend against itResearchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Brazil, report that the Zika virus is transmitted from mother to fetus by infected cells that, ironically, will later develop into the brain's first and primary form of defense against invasive pathogens.
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Using networks to understand tissue-specific gene regulationResearchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital have discerned that different tissue functions arise from a core biological machinery that is largely shared across tissues, rather than from their own individual regulators.
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Cosmetic surgery on social media -- Patients rate preferred social media sites and contentPlastic surgeons using social media to attract patients should know their audience's preferred social media platforms and the types of posts of greatest interest, according to a survey study in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
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Cell Biology: Cellular power outageProtein aggregation is a hallmark of many neurodegenerative diseases. Even in normal cells, such deposits can accumulate in mitochondria, blocking energy production, but a newly described quality control system can mitigate the problem.
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Tropical forest reserves slow down global warmingNational parks and nature reserves in South America, Africa and Asia, created to protect wildlife, heritage sites and the territory of indigenous people, are reducing carbon emissions from tropical deforestation by a third, and so are slowing the rate of global warming, a new study shows.
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New method to dampen nerve signalsResearchers have discovered a previously unknown molecular binding site that can influence electrical impulses in nerves. The discovery opens the possibility of designing new types of drugs against conditions such as epilepsy.
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Heavy metal thunder: Protein can be switched on to conduct electricity like a metalWhen pushing the boundaries of discovery, sometimes even the most experienced of scientists can get a surprise jolt from a completely unpredictable result. About four years ago, Stuart Lindsay's research team got a lab result that even he couldn't quite believe. As with most scientific surprises, it goes against all conventional wisdom: the first evidence of a protein that could conduct electricit
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Does population size affect rates of violence?A new article argues small-scale societies are likely to be victims, rather than perpetrators, of violence.
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Hush little virus, don't say a word: How scientists investigate sleeping virusesFour in five adults are infected with herpes simplex virus, say researchers, but most don't show symptoms like cold sores because the virus infection is 'latent' -- sleeping -- within the nervous system. While many virus researchers are interested in understanding what causes these sleeping viruses to wake up, or reactivate, scientists are now trying to understand what prevents the infection from
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A new weapon against malariaMalaria is a parasitic disease transmitted between humans through the bite of a mosquito. By identifying two proteases essential for the parasite's survival and dissemination as well as a molecule capable of inhibiting them, researchers bring a new hope in the fight against malaria.
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Aboriginals of the Canary Islands originated from North Africa, shows DNA-studyThe aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands, commonly known as the Guanches, originated from North Africa. Scientists have now confirmed this long-held hypothesis. The result has been achieved by sequencing ancient DNA extracted from a collection of skulls from Guanches who lived on Gran Canaria and Tenerife prior to the European conquest in the 15th century AD.
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Energy firms back investment into diesel engineAs major carmakers shift towards electric vehicles, a group of major oil and gas firms announced Friday an investment into a diesel engine.
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Artificial intelligence to evaluate brain maturity of preterm infantsArtificial intelligence software can now evaluate the maturity of a preterm infant's brain directly from an EEG.
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Bat feces: A reliable source of climate changeIsotopes found in bat guano over the last 1,200 years provide scientists with information on how the climate was and is changing.
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Mystery of oxygenation connections in the brain now solvedUsing an advanced form of optical microscopy, scientists have uncovered how oxygen levels -- even those in different brain hemispheres -- connect to share signals when the body rests. Their results have immediate impact on human health and medicine applications, including higher resolution imaging methods to study connections within the brain.
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Closest look yet at killer T-cell activity could yield new approach to tackling antibiotic resistanceIn a study that could provide a roadmap for combating the rising threat of drug-resistant pathogens, researchers have discovered the specific mechanism the body's T cells use to kill bacteria.
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Development of a highly-accurate computational model of human metabolismScientists have developed a computational framework that enables the reconstruction of a comprehensive computational model of human metabolism, which allows for an accurate prediction of personal metabolic features.
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Novel technology provides powerful new means for studying neural circuitsWith 'trans-Tango,' a new technology, scientists can bridge across the connections between neurons to trace -- and in the future control -- brain circuits.
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Genomic studies track early hints of cancer Pilot projects aim to pinpoint how benign tumours turn into lung, breast, prostate and pancreatic cancers. Nature 551 18 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22911
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Now we know what the writers of Star Wars: Rogue One were really thinking This episode of Ars Technica Live was filmed by Chris Schodt and produced by Justin Wolfson. (video link) Rarely do you get to sit down with one of the writers of a blockbuster movie and ask, "So, what were you guys thinking when you wrote this?" But that's what Ars editor Cyrus Farivar and I (and a bunch of Ars readers) got to do last week at Ars Technica Live with our guest Gary Whitta . He's b
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NASA finds new Tropical Storm Selma has heavy rain-making potentialTropical Storm Selma formed in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of El Salvador and NASA infrared satellite imagery revealed the storm has very cold cloud top temperatures indicating the potential for heavy rain.
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Ageing Satellites Put Crucial Sea Ice Climate Record at RiskScientists scramble to avert disruption to dataset that has tracked polar ice since the late 1970s -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Who Says You Can't Train A Cat? A Book Of Tips For Feline-Human Harmony Feline behavior specialist Sarah Ellis explains how you can train your kitty to come on command, take medicine and stop waking you up in the middle of the night. Originally broadcast Sept. 12, 2016.
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Days Ahead of Senate Hearing, Facebook Vows to Create Archive of Federal Election Ads Facebook COO Cheryl Sandberg speaks with lawmakers about Russian ads on Facebook’s platform. Photo: Getty Under fire for failing to detect and stop Russian-funded political ads during the 2016 election, Facebook announced new rules on Friday for advertising on its platform. The measures are aimed at increasing transparency about who pays for ads on its platform and who views them—including federa
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FCC Wants to Ease Rules to Benefit Broadcast Giant SinclairFCC proposes relaxing rules limiting media ownership, which would help Sinclair's proposed $3.9 billion purchase of Tribune Media.
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NASA finds Tropical Storm Saola's strength off-centerWind shear continued affecting Tropical Storm Saola and the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite saw strong storms west of the center of circulation. In addition, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite also provided a visible image of the storm that showed the bulk of clouds were still being pushed south of center.
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This Anker Dash Cam Is Down to $50 For the First Time Ever Anker Roav DashCam C2 , $50 with code ROAVERC2 Anker’s following up its incredibly popular dash cam with a new model, and you can race over to Amazon to snag one for $50 with code ROAVERC2. That’s $30 less than usual, and a whopping $18 below the previous best deal ever. You can read my original Roav DashCam impressions here , but the C2 model has a few differences. Notably, it operates at a wide
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Orrin Hatch Tells Friends He Plans to Retire SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—Senator Orrin Hatch has privately told allies in Utah that he is planning to retire at the end of his term next year, and if he does, Mitt Romney intends to run for his seat, according to five sources familiar with the situation. “Nothing has changed since The Atlantic published a carbon copy of this same story in April, likely with the same anonymous sources who were no more
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3-D axon assemblies pave the way for drug discoveryJapanese and American scientists have together designed a microdevice that efficiently promotes the formation of axon fascicles from stem cell-derived neurons. The 3-D structures are common in the body, but have proven difficult to prepare in the lab. The microdevice is expected to be a resourceful tool for drug discovery against neurodegeneration.
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Deep-depletion: A new concept for MOSFETsDiamond is largely recognized as the ideal material in wide bandgap development, but realizing its full potential in field-effect transistors has been challenging. Researchers incorporate a new approach by using the deep-depletion regime of bulk-boron-doped diamond MOSFETs.
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More early stage lung cancer patients survive the diseaseWith the advancement of surgical and radiation therapy strategies for stage 1 non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), more patients are being treated, resulting in higher survival rates, according to a study.
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'Precision medicine' may not always be so precisePrecision Medicine in oncology, where genetic testing is used to determine the best drugs to treat cancer patients, is not always so precise when applied to some of the world's more diverse populations, according to a new study.
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Here's Marvel's Canceled Promo Comic for Defense Contractor Northrop Grumman All Images: Marvel, Northrop Grumman It’s difficult to imagine what sort of response Marvel expected when it announced a partnership with Northrop Grumman, the fifth largest defense contractor in the world. But the publisher’s decision to axe the deal following a swift wave of backlash suggests that it didn’t anticipate people being turned off. The story was intended to be the sort of promotional
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Google Shrugs Off Pixel 2 Issues, But Adds an Extra Year to Its Warranty Anyways All images: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo Google’s brand new flagship phones are off to a rocky start. From reports of faint clicking sounds coming from the Pixel 2's earpiece to a number of issues with the Pixel 2 XL’s POLED display , it seems Google still has some room for improvement as a hardware manufacturer, even after two years. Still, Google is standing by its products, and today in the Pixe
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Star’s magnetic field could turn habitable-zone planets into magma soup Enlarge (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) In the search for new planets, a lot of the focus has been on finding some that reside in what's called the habitable zone. This is an area between where a planet's orbit receives enough starlight to keep water liquid, but not so much light that it all boils off as steam. Planets in habitable zone orbits are expected to have better prospects of harboring life as
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Plans rejected for East Antarctic marine park Negotiations to conserve unique ecosystems fail for the sixth year running. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22913
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Him Too: Who Are the Sexual Harassers?Men who are sexually coercive tend to share certain traits.
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Buildings of the future might be constructed by swarms of robots Entertainment It's not just possible—it might actually be better. A small but growing number of scientists and engineers think robot-made housing might finally be possible. In fact, not only is it possible, it may be better.
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Scientists find a role for Parkinson's gene in the brainA new study sheds light on the normal function of LRRK2, the most common genetic cause for late-onset Parkinson's disease.
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Tiny chip-based methane spectrometer could help reduce greenhouse gas emissionsScientists have developed the new methane spectrometer, which is smaller than today's standard spectrometers and more economical to manufacture.
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For older adults, keeping your heart healthy may protect against disabilityRecently, a team of researchers studied older Latin Americans to examine the relationship between the American Heart Association's definition of 'ideal cardiovascular health' and disability.
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Smell sensitivity varies with circadian rhythmA person's ability to smell may vary throughout the day in accordance with their circadian rhythm, according to new evidence in a small study by researchers who are looking at how sleep may influence eating patterns in teens.
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New molecule shows promise in HIV vaccine designResearchers at the University of Maryland and Duke University have designed a novel protein-sugar vaccine candidate that, in an animal model, stimulated an immune response against sugars that form a protective shield around HIV. The molecule could one day become part of a successful HIV vaccine.
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NASA finds new Tropical Storm Selma has heavy rain-making potentialTropical Storm Selma formed in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of El Salvador and NASA infrared satellite imagery revealed the storm has very cold cloud top temperatures indicating the potential for heavy rain.
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Super Mario Odyssey: Here's How to Get it (And Find a Switch)It's still hard to buy a Nintendo Switch, but we've done the work so you can get your Super Mario Odyssey on!
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Catalonia's Self-Defeating Independence Declaration The Catalan parliament voted Friday overwhelmingly in favor of independence from Spain, reaffirming the result of the contested independence referendum the region held nearly four weeks ago. The vote marked a major escalation in Catalonia’s territorial dispute with Spain’s central government in Madrid. “We shall constitute the Catalan Republic as an independent, and sovereign, democratic, and soc
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Female birds that used to be silent are now singing like malesWhen faced with a rival, some female dark-eyed juncos now sing just like males to defend their mates and territories
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Q&A: The Stripes in a Cat’s WhiskersFeline whiskers may have bands of color similar to those observed in fur, but experts aren’t sure why.
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Why Is Best Buy Overcharging for the iPhone X? Best Buy is charging more for iPhone X buyers who don’t want installment debt. If you want to pre-order the iPhone X through Best Buy and pay for the whole device upfront then you have to pay $100 more than if you choose the Best Buy installment plan or if you buy the phone through the Apple Store. Weird. Apple started taking pre-orders for the iPhone X early Friday, 3 AM EST/12AM PST—a week ahea
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3D Map of Mouse Neurons Reveals Complex ConnectionsReconstructions of single cells highlight how far they can reach into the brain -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NASA finds Tropical Storm Saola's strength off-centerWind shear continued affecting Tropical Storm Saola and the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite saw strong storms west of the center of circulation. In addition, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite also provided a visible image of the storm that showed the bulk of clouds were still being pushed south of center.
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Photos of the Week: 10/21–10/27 Kayaking through the Corinth Canal, unrest during elections in Kenya, a funeral for a beloved king in Thailand, prayers to the Hindu sun god during the festival of Chhath in India, trials for a new land speed record in England, the Pope chats with astronauts aboard the International Space Station from the Vatican, and much more.
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A phone app that listens to your car and could warn of impending trouble Enlarge / MIT researchers are working on an app that uses a smartphone's microphone and accelerometers to diagnose impending maintenance problems. (credit: Getty / Aurich) As cars get smarter, more and more of them are going to give their owners preventative maintenance alerts. It's one of the benefits to consumers regularly touted by advocates of the connected car, and even some older cars can g
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The first ancestors of giant pandas probably lived in EuropeTen million years ago a bear similar to modern giant pandas lived in what is now Hungary, suggesting the earliest pandas really came from Europe, not China
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When An Insurer Sells You an Apple Watch For $25, How Much Are You Giving Away? Image: Alex Cranz/ Gizmodo On the surface, it makes sense. Healthy people generally cost insurers less, so why not encourage policyholders to live healthfully by doling out perks and discounts, and then track them to make sure they’re sticking to their end of the bargain? This was the logic that spurred one the nation’s largest life insurance providers, John Hancock, to offer massively discounted
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Guiding the random laserAt its most basic level, a random laser is precisely what its name implies; random. It's random in the spectrum of light it produces and in the way that light is emitted. So, how do you control some of the randomness to make useful devices? It's a question that's led a team of researchers at The University of New Mexico to a discovery that's taking laser technology to the next level.
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From Cellulose to 3-D ObjectsIn our modern world, eliminating plastics is inconceivable. Unfortunately, they do have disadvantages, including the formation of CO(2) in both production and combustion, depletion of fossil feedstocks, and growth of landfills. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Russian researchers introduce a new way forward, a polymer made entirely from biomass that can easily and inexpensively be used in 3-D pri
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Five rad and random things I found this week Gadgets The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 27. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are ingenious or clever or ridiculously cheap. Below, gadgets that are awesome, rad, and random.
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How to Unsend a Message on WhatsApp Image credit: Carl Court/ Getty WhatsApp users with fingers moving faster than their brain will be happy to know the company’s rolling out a new feature that lets you retract that last message, and wipe it from the conversation. Right now the feature is rolling out to certain users, according to The Next Web . According to WhatsApp’s FAQ page , the anticipated delete feature allows you to expunge
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What Will Our Lives Be Like as Cyborgs? If you squint a little, you can see the Apple Store clerk as a cyborg, a hybrid of human and machine. Each store is flooded with smartphone-wielding salespeople who are able to help customers with everything from technical questions and support to purchase and checkout. There are no cash registers with lines of customers waiting with products pulled from the piles on the shelves. The store is a s
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Environment plays key role in changing movement behaviour of animalsMathematicians from the University of Leicester have developed a theory which explains how small animals, such as bats, insects and birds, adjust their movement behaviour based on cues within their environment.
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HIIT alters brain glucose metabolism in insulin resistant peopleResearchers at the University of Turku, Finland, studied how high-intensity interval training (HIIT) alters the brain's glucose metabolism in physically inactive insulin resistant people. Only two weeks of HIIT training reduced glucose metabolism in all areas of the brain.
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The chemistry of Hollywood bloodbaths (video)Fake blood is a staple of the Halloween horror film experience, but there's no one recipe to suit every filmmaker's needs. The chemistry of fake blood has always been tweaked to create the most realistic experience, or at least the most budget-friendly. From Alfred Hitchcock to Sam Raimi, join Reactions on a Halloween tour of the chemistry of gore.
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University of Chicago Graduate Students Vote to UnionizeThe university's administration tried unsuccessfully to stop the vote.
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Britain Publicly Names North Korea as Source of WannaCry Attack Photo: AP In a BBC radio interview on Friday, British Security Minister Ben Wallace attributed this year’s WannaCry outbreak to the North Korean government. The ransomware attack crippled roughly a third of Britain’s National Health Care trusts, as well as nearly 300 local doctor’s offices, in May. “This attack, we believe quite strongly came from a foreign state,” Wallace said. “North Korea was
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Don’t drop that iPhone X—a screen repair will cost you $279 Enlarge / Web browsing in portrait mode gives you more text on the screen at once than previous iPhones. Some of us are phone-case people and some of us aren't. Those in the latter group who preordered the iPhone X may want to consider some kind of protection for their new smartphone, though, because the iPhone X will be quite expensive to repair. According to Apple's service pricing support page
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How a tiny shrimp fires a savage shock wave using just its clawWhen pistol shrimp snap their one huge claw shut, the resulting shock wave can stun their foes – now we have seen just how this weapon works
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Take a Carousel Ride Into 'The Twilight Zone' In “Walking Distance,” one of the most critically acclaimed episodes of The Twilight Zone , an overextended ad executive takes a reprieve from his stressful life in the city to visit his hometown in upstate New York. Upon arrival, he encounters his 11-year-old self, who he finds riding a carousel. He realizes he has traveled back in time. The man spends the episode trying to find closure with his
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Kelly Clarkson's Retro, Uplifting Dream of Unity Hillary Clinton’s recent memoir What Happened opens with a quote: “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” It’s attributed to “Friedrich Nietzsche (and Kelly Clarkson).” When she learned of this citation, Clarkson, a Clinton supporter in the 2016 election, responded online with a “Yaaaasssss!,” a string of emojis, and a new hashtag: #philosophergoals. Clarkson is one of many pop belters i
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Leon Wieseltier: A Reckoning It was never an “open secret” among me and my then-colleagues that Leon Wieseltier, the longtime literary czar of the New Republic , behaved inappropriately with women in the workplace. It was simply out in the open. This week, Wieseltier’s previously forthcoming culture magazine was suspended, and Wieseltier publicly apologized for past misconduct. Multiple women have complained of sexual harass
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We now know more on the origins of weird duck-shaped comet 67POne of the weirdest comets we’ve seen formed from tiny pebbles that trace back to the start of our solar system – which may tell us more about how planets are made
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What Movie Is This Robot Chorus Line From? (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images) It’s a fascinating picture of robots and dancing women, all performing for a movie. The photo is supposedly from around 1927. And while I love old movies and I love robots, I can’t for the life of me figure out what this photo is from. I need your help. The photo above is licensed by Getty Images, an agency that typically has pretty thorough des
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Pot Users Have More Sex, But It’s a Lot More Complicated Than That Image: Marc St. Gil/National Archives/Wikimedia , 1973 In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that people who use pot have sex about 20 percent more often than those who do not. It’s an eye-opening finding, but a classic case where correlation doesn’t necessarily imply causation. A positive association between the frequency of sex an
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Emotional states discovered in fishA research team led by Rui Oliveira, researcher at ISPA-Instituto Universitario, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia and Champalimaud Research, discovered emotional states in fish.
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Universities drive innovation in the classroomThe current issue of Technology and Innovation, Journal of the National Academy of Inventors ® (19.2) examines innovation from the university perspective, highlighting what the most innovative institutions and educators worldwide are doing to prepare future engineers and industry leaders to effectively manage IP to grow their companies and the global economy as a whole.
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Men lacking a caregiver face a greater risk of being placed in a nursing home after strokeA Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study found that in men aged 65 and older who survived an ischemic stroke, the lack of an available caregiver was associated with triple the risk of nursing home placement within five years.
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The successful US/German satellite gravity mission GRACE comes to an end after 15 yearsOn March 17, 2002, the twin satellites of the NASA/German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) were launched in order to make precise measurements of the Earth´s gravity field. GRACE has lasted three times as long as originally planned for more than 15 years. Now it has ended science operations.
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EA shuts down fan-run servers for older Battlefield games Enlarge / After a brief fan revival, online Battlefield Heroes is once again dead. Since 2014, a group of volunteers going by the name Revive Network have been working to keep online game servers running for Battlefield 2 , Battlefield 2142 , and Battlefield Heroes . As of this week, the team is shutting down that effort thanks to a legal request from publisher Electronic Arts. "We will get right
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Ageing satellites put crucial sea-ice climate record at risk​ Scientists scramble to avert disruption to data set that has tracked polar ice since the late 1970s. Nature 551 13 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22907
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An interstellar asteroid might have just been spotted for the first timeA newly spotted asteroid might be the first known to come from outside the solar system, and it could carry information about the makeup of alien planet systems.
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Newly discovered microRNA regulates mobility of tumor cellsCancer cells can reactivate a cellular process that is an essential part of embryonic development. This allows them to leave the primary tumor, penetrate the surrounding tissue and form metastases in peripheral organs. Researchers now provide an insight into the molecular networks that regulate this process.
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Relief of chronic neuropathic painResearchers have patented an innovative formulation based on nanotechnology, which is designed to relieve chronic neuropathic pain.
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New treatments help those with mild, moderate and severe eczemaAlthough many adults with eczema develop the disease in childhood and carry it through life, a large number are first diagnosed in adulthood. There are new treatments available to ease the symptoms.
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Almost half of food allergies in adults appear in adulthoodA new study shows that almost half of all food-allergic adults surveyed reported one or more adult-onset food allergies.
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21 percent increase in childhood peanut allergy since 2010New research suggests that peanut allergy in children has increased 21 percent since 2010, and that nearly 2.5 percent of US children may have an allergy to peanuts.
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Peatland plants adapting well to climate changeThey account for just three per cent of the Earth's surface but play a major role in offsetting carbon dioxide emissions -- and now a team of scientists has discovered that the plants that make up peat bogs adapt exceptionally well to climate change.
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What pediatricians tell parents about early peanut introduction to prevent allergyGuidelines to help parents introduce peanut-containing products to infants to prevent peanut allergies aren't being discussed by pediatricians.
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Friday's Best Deals: Bluetooth Speakers, Sheet Sets, Instant Pots, and More Start off your Friday with not one, but two, sheet set Gold Boxes , bluetooth speakers , Instant Pots , and much more. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals AOMAIS Bluetooth Speaker Gold Box If you don’t have enough Bluetooth speakers in your life, three different models from AOMAIS are on sale in today’s Amazon Gold Box . Advertisement For starters, t
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Fummelfingret? Ny skærm til top-telefoner koster flere tusinde kronerSmadrer du skærmen på din nye iPhone X eller en Samsung S8, kan det blive en særdeles dyr fornøjelse.
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Hand surgeons provide update on wild animal bitesInjuries from wild animals are relatively uncommon, with a risk of unusual infections and other potentially severe complications, according to a paper in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
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Malaria parasite in the Americas is more genetically diverse than previously thoughtResearchers discover that populations of Plasmodium vivax on the continent are as genetically diverse as in Southeast Asia, where malaria transmission is more frequent. Vivax's greater genetic diversity in the Americas in comparison with Falciparum species might be explained by a wider range of migratory routes.
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Should Iconic Lake Powell Be Drained?Such a proposal may become reality as climate change increasingly stresses Colorado River water resources -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Why Afternoon Open Heart Surgery Is Better for Patient OutcomesResearch in human patients and mice reveals the role of the circadian clock in the risk of heart damage at different times of day.
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We're building a dystopia just to make people click on ads | Zeynep TufekciWe're building an artificial intelligence-powered dystopia, one click at a time, says techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci. In an eye-opening talk, she details how the same algorithms companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon use to get you to click on ads are also used to organize your access to political and social information. And the machines aren't even the real threat. What we need to understa
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How a Squirrel May Have Infected a Medieval Woman with LeprosyMore than 1,000 years ago, a woman living in the British Isles became horribly disfigured after catching leprosy from an unlikely source: a squirrel, according to a new study.
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'Sink' or swim for salt marshesSalt marshes have the potential to store large amounts of carbon, but unfortunately these ecosystems face serious threats, from sea level rise, land use change, nutrient runoff and more. Using multiple sensors, ecologists are working to better understand the processes (and time scales) that control the flow of carbon in marshes. Changes in such processes could ultimately dictate whether marshes wi
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Mechanism bacteria use to attach to surfacesA new study shows that bacteria need the resistance to pilus retraction that occurs upon contact with a surface in order to sense surfaces and excrete the glue that makes them firmly adhere.
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Lab notes: strange news from another star as physics melts the internet First up, this just in: astronomers have detected a mysterious space rock hurtling past the sun , and believe it could be the first object that can be traced back to another solar system. It’s not aliens, but it’s pretty exciting. You know what else is exciting? The release of Stephen Hawking’s 1966 PhD thesis online. People really went wild for it: demand was so huge it crashed Cambridge’s repos
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Google defends Pixel 2 XL screen, promises updates for audio issues Enlarge / The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. (credit: Ron Amadeo) Google took to the official Pixel owners forums last night to address the numerous complaints that have been popping up about the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL . Most of these center around the uncompetitive LG-made OLED display that was fitted to the Pixel 2 XL (and not the Pixel 2), but there have also been complaints about strange ticks comin
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Watch Bill Nye respond to anti-science tweets Entertainment Consider the following. Bill Nye "The Science Guy" responds to a PopSci-curated list of anti-science tweets, and he does not hold back.
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Inside a Macabre Colorado Warehouse Full of Rhino Heads, Leopard Skins, and Other Illegal Animal GoodsThe National Wildlife Property Repository outside Denver is a wealth of horrors.
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Small asteroid or comet 'visits' from beyond the solar systemA small, recently discovered asteroid -- or perhaps a comet -- appears to have originated from outside the solar system, coming from somewhere else in our galaxy. If so, it would be the first "interstellar object" to be observed and confirmed by astronomers.
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Google's Profits Are Exploding Because the Web Is Massive Alphabet, the parent company of Google, just announced one of the most impressive earnings reports in tech history. In the midst of a rough news cycle for the company—with concerns about false stories appearing in search results and a huge antitrust fine from the European Union—Alphabet announced that its quarterly profits surged by 33 percent in the last quarter. Home to the largest advertising
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Why Heart Surgery May be Better in the AfternoonOperations after noon have fewer bad outcomes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Cell Biology: Cellular power outageProtein aggregation is a hallmark of many neurodegenerative diseases. Even in normal cells, such deposits can accumulate in mitochondria, blocking energy production, but a newly described quality control system can mitigate the problem.
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New Zealand political party infringed Eminem copyright, must pay $412k Rapper Eminem performs in 2013 at the Stade de France near Paris. (credit: PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty Images) A company that owns some of rapper Eminem's early work has won a copyright case against an unusual defendant: a New Zealand political party. New Zealand's National Party has been ordered to pay NZ$600,000, plus interest, for using music from Eminem's song "Lose Yourself" in a 2014 election
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Could this compound offer pain relief without addiction? New research may provide a path toward non-addictive pain relief, which could be critical in fighting the opioid addiction crisis in the United States. In a pre-clinical study with mice, researchers discovered that the use of compounds called positive allosteric modulators, or PAMs, enhances the effect of pain-relief chemicals the body naturally produces in response to stress or injury. The study
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3D map of mouse neurons reveals complex connections Reconstructions of single cells highlight how far they can reach into the brain. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22908
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Incredible Image of Bubble-Blowing Wasp Has a Scientific ExplanationNest-building wasps in Malaysia were recently captured "blowing bubbles," expelling tiny droplets of water that they absorbed from their damp nests.
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Watch the Bloodhound SSC Rocket Powered Car DebutThe Bloodhound SSC is a car-plane hybrid, designed to smash the land speed record.
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How some cities ‘sweat’ to cool down A warming planet raises concerns that the urban heat island effect will cause city-dwellers to suffer more heat stress than people that live in more rural areas. But research suggests some cities could actually experience a cooling effect. More than 60 percent of urban areas in India experience a daytime cooling effect, according to a new study in Scientific Reports . The cooling effect has been
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So Just How Did iPhone X Pre-Orders Go? Image: Apple Pre-orders for the $1,000 iPhone X are live, and for those of you who didn’t stay up nervously refreshing Apple’s website or waiting in online queues to buy one, here’s what you can expect going forward. Shipping delays are looking pretty bad, like worse than iPhone 7 bad , and way worse than iPhone 8, which might end up being many people’s fall-back option, just because you can get
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New study identifies mechanism bacteria use to attach to surfacesA new study appearing in the journal Science shows that bacteria need the resistance to pilus retraction that occurs upon contact with a surface in order to sense surfaces and excrete the glue that makes them firmly adhere.
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National study aims to prove value of mobile stroke unitsWhen treating stroke victims, every second counts. But in large cities, dense traffic can make it difficult to get a patient to the emergency room in a timely manner, and in rural areas, specialized care can be miles away. So UCLA Health is testing a new, hi-tech 'mobile stroke unit' to help medical personnel start treatment in the field, potentially leading to higher survival rates and better out
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Lifestyle changes, healthier populationFor the last seven years, researchers in the UPV/EHU's Department of Physical and Sports Education have been studying the hypertensive population with excess weight/obesity and sedentary habits. In a recent publication, this group has determined the state of health of this population through various key physical, physiological, clinical and nutritional markers and has separated them by sex and phy
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Køge Nord Station: 100 ton stål løftes på plads over S-banenDet første af seks 100 ton tunge elementer til gangbroen over jernbaner og motorvej skal i denne weekend hejses på plads ved den kommende station i Køge.
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Trump Is Radicalizing the Democratic Party For years, a cadre of left-leaning, political-science-aligned or -curious pundits have offered a simple diagnosis of what ails American politics: the Grand Old Party. That’s not an oversimplification of the stance. In 2012, for example, my colleague Norm Ornstein and Tom Mann wrote a Washington Post column titled , “Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem.” The critique hinged on what
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Securing Amazon Deliveries Without a Home Invasion For as long as federal mail carriers have trod to the thresholds of American homes to make deliveries, this country’s dogs have barked their insistent dissents against trespass. What success they’ve had! The U.S. Postal Service always leaves letters and packages outside in a box or pushes them through a slot rather than intruding through our doors. But now, despite the centuries dogs have investe
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A new paper in JEP:General looks at when a growth mindset helps and when it hurts in a field study. submitted by /u/markmana [link] [comments]
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Mysterious object seen speeding past sun could be 'visitor from another star system' If its origins are confirmed, the asteroid or comet, named A/2017 U1, will be the first object known to come from elsewhere in the galaxy, say astronomers A mysterious object detected hurtling past our sun could be the first space rock traced back to a different solar system, according to astronomers tracking the body. While other objects have previously been mooted as having interstellar origins
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High geothermal temperatures found deep below the Southern AlpsThe Alpine Fault is one of the world's major geological features and its tectonic movements have created the more than three-kilometre-high Southern Alps.
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Restoration of iconic native bird causes problems in urban areasAfter a century-long absence, kākā were successfully reintroduced in Wellington in 2002—but the restoration of the iconic native bird has ruffled a few feathers.
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Android 8.1 Developer Preview hands-on: Everything new in Google’s latest update Enlarge / The new Oreo Easter egg. Google gave us 64 days to get used to Android 8.0 Oreo being the latest version of Android. While only one third-party phone has upgraded to the latest version, Google is already dropping a developer preview for the next version of Android on the world. Two days ago it released the Android 8.1 Developer Preview, and after a solid day of trying to flash it, total
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In memoriam: Stephen Toulouse, Xbox Live’s former head “beat cop” Stephen Toulouse, who served as Director of Xbox Live Policy and Enforcement from 2007 through 2012, passed away last night at the age of 45, as reported by a tweet from his brother . A cause of death isn't being reported at this time, but Toulouse's recent blogging and social media activity gave no indication of illness or health struggles. In 2015, Toulouse fell into a coma after contracting an
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Girl’s rare disease offers clues to fighting cancer Investigations into a rare disease called NGLY1 deficiency may lead to a new way to treat multiple myeloma and other cancers. Some of the most promising new treatments for blood cancers, drugs called proteasome inhibitors, have a problem: For reasons that researchers are still working to fully understand, cancer cells can build up a resistance to them. But the new research in ACS Central Science
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In China, more than 1 in 3 adults has high blood pressure More than 1 in 3 adults in China has high blood pressure, but only about one in 20 has the condition—often dubbed the “silent killer” for its lack of symptoms—under control. Researchers report these findings in a special issue of the journal Lancet on China. A second study by the team, the findings of which they report in the same Lancet issue, finds that one in 12 primary care pharmacies in Chin
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FSU researcher: Modern civilization doesn't diminish violenceModern civilization may not have dulled mankind's bloodlust, but living in a large, organized society may increase the likelihood of surviving a war, a Florida State University anthropology professor said.
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Creating the engineer of 2020: Innovation at Eindhoven University of TechnologyEngineering education is chronically challenged by dynamics in information technology, work environments, and the public's perception of the engineer's role in society. Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands has risen to this challenge, redesigning its entire undergraduate program in an effort to meet the demands of the 21st century engineering profession. Rudi Bekkers and Gunter Bo
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New patent will allow for the relief of chronic neuropathic painThe company GB Sciences Inc. has obtained the exclusive global worldwide intellectual property license for this innovative solution, which is based on nanotechnology.
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An experimental model might shed new light on the development of brain cancer in childrenResearchers of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) present in the journal Cancer Cell a novel laboratory model that replicates key hallmarks of pediatric high-grade glioma. Results might pave the way for a better understanding of processes, relevant for both cancer and neurodegeneration.
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Newly discovered microRNA regulates mobility of tumor cellsCancer cells can reactivate a cellular process that is an essential part of embryonic development. This allows them to leave the primary tumor, penetrate the surrounding tissue and form metastases in peripheral organs. In the journal Nature Communications, researchers from the University of Basel's Department of Biomedicine provide an insight into the molecular networks that regulate this process.
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Public awareness of atrial fibrillation is lowIn a Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis study that surveyed the general public in 10 countries, only 48% of people were aware of atrial fibrillation (AF), which is lower than the awareness of other common diseases.
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Concise guide to pharmacology simplifies drug discovery researchThe Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017/18 is now available in the British Journal of Pharmacology.
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A film research study shows how the brain reacts to difficult moral issuesThe family relationship between film characters clearly affects the reactions in the viewers' brain. The study has also detected a significant conflict between the reactions of the brain and the person's own account.
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Easing refugees' trauma with psychotherapyThey are suffering from nightmares, flashbacks, depression, or anxiety disorders: refugees coming to Germany from conflict areas are frequently traumatized. 'Realistic estimates state that up to 40 per cent of refugees have mental problems. Hence, for the period since 2015, we are talking about several hundred thousand people who are in real need of psychological support,' says Professor Dr. Frank
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Artificial intelligence to evaluate brain maturity of preterm infantsUniversity of Helsinki researchers have developed artificial intelligence software, which can evaluate the maturity of a preterm infant's brain directly from an EEG. "This method gives us a first-time opportunity to track the most crucial development of a preterm infant, the functional maturation of the brain, both during and after intensive care", says Professor Sampsa Vanhatalo.
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Revolutionizing the future of real-world, 'big data' cancer care: ASCO's CancerLinQFuture Science Group (FSG) today announced the publication of an article in Future Oncology discussing the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO's) CancerLinQ (Cancer Learning Intelligence Network for Quality) real-world, rapid learning health system.
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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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'European Muslims perceive the EU more positively than other Europeans'For the first time, the Cluster of Excellence analyses the attitudes of European Muslims towards the EU - Far less sceptical than other groups such as Christians and those without religious affiliation - Reason probably lies with their relatively higher life satisfaction in their host country - Religiosity does not seem to influence the attitudes of Muslims towards the EU - Experiencing discrimina
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A Look at Urban Food Waste, by the NumbersResearchers have unearthed the wasteful habits of households and businesses in Nashville, Denver, and New York—and created a blueprint for curbing them.
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Supreme Court's Cell Phone Tracking Case Could Hurt PrivacyOpinion: A case before the US Supreme Court this term could have profound implications for government search warrants.
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Tackling wildfires in Mediterranean forestsCatastrophic forest fires claimed lives this summer across the world, from California to Portugal and Spain. The Mediterranean basin is a global wildfire hotspot and the threat of wildfires to forests and society is expected to increase with climate change.
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Peat bogs defy the laws of biodiversityWSL scientists working with a team of researchers from across Europe have found that peat bogs, despite their low biodiversity, can effectively withstand both moderate and glacial climates. That finding stands to change the way we look at biodiversity.
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Nanomagnets levitate thanks to quantum physicsQuantum physicists have now shown that, despite Earnshaw's theorem, nanomagnets can be stably levitated in an external static magnetic field owing to quantum mechanical principles. The quantum angular momentum of electrons, which also causes magnetism, is accountable for this mechanism.
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4 Situations Where a Dedicated Camera Still Smokes a Smartphone Photo: Mario Aguilar/Gizmodo Smartphones have revolutionized the way we take pictures and record our lives—it’s hard to remember a time when we didn’t always have a camera with us. For all their convenience though, and all the smartphone camera improvements we’ve seen in the last few years, the dedicated camera isn’t dead yet. And it’s not just professionals who should think about whether it’s wo
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Researcher investigates the role of small RNAs in communication between cellsWhen a multicellular organism develops, each cell needs to know its place in relation to all other cells. This means cells need to communicate amongst themselves to create the patterns from which different tissue and cell types arise. In the case of animals, we know about the signals and mechanisms which drive these patterning processes.
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The sharing economy is transforming sustainabilitySharing has always been a part of human society. But in recent years, the internet and smartphones have made sharing easier than ever. You can rent a room in someone's home, hire a ride from a stranger, borrow a power tool and more, all at the click of a button. And that is fundamentally changing the way we consume things, said Steve Cohen, executive director of the Earth Institute at Columbia Uni
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Banedanmarks projektdirektør: Mørkerøde signaler for den nye jernbaneINTERVIEW: Ifølge direktøren for Banedanmarks signalprogram stod det først i år klart, at i bedste fald kun nogle få IC3-tog kan blive udstyret med nye signalcomputere, inden den nye Ringstedbane åbner.
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Decorate For the Holidays In Minutes With This Discounted Laser Vansky Holiday Laser Light , $34 with code KU2HOLOT Red and green holiday laser lights have been around for a few years now, but this model doesn’t just project dots (sorry, stars ) onto the side of your house. With the push of a button, you can turn the lasers into Santa Claus shapes, bells, Christmas trees, or snowflakes. That’s a lot less work than actually hanging up lights. More Deals
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New technique produces tunable, nanoporous materialsA collaborative group of researchers describe a new technique for creating novel nanoporous materials with unique properties that can be used to filter molecules or light.
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Advanced artificial limbs mapped in the brainScientists have used functional MRI to show how the brain re-maps motor and sensory pathways following targeted motor and sensory reinnervation (TMSR), a neuroprosthetic approach where residual limb nerves are rerouted towards intact muscles and skin regions to control a robotic limb.
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Water buffalo genome unveiledBiologists have published the full genome of the water buffalo -- opening the way for improved breeding and conservation of this economically important animal.
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Sharing experiences improves wellbeing of healthcare staffHealthcare staff who regularly share the emotional, social or ethical challenges they face in the workplace experience less psychological distress, improved teamwork and increased empathy and compassion for patients and colleagues, a new study reports.
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Film research study shows how the brain reacts to difficult moral issuesThe family relationship between film characters clearly affects the reactions in the viewers' brain, research shows. The study has also detected a significant conflict between the reactions of the brain and the person's own account.
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Martian landscapes formed from sand 'levitating' on a little boiling waterScientists have discovered a process that could explain the long-debated mystery of how land features on Mars are formed in the absence of significant amounts of water. Experiments reveal that Mars' thin atmosphere (about 7 mbar -- compared to 1,000 mbar on Earth) combined with periods of relatively warm surface temperatures causes water flowing on the surface to violently boil. This process can t
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Dogs may protect against childhood eczema and asthmaTwo new studies show there may be even more reason to love your dog as they may provide a protective effect against eczema and asthma.
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Habitat restoration can maximize the benefits of marine protected areasMarine Protected Areas can potentially subsidize harvested oyster populations via larval spillover -- however, these benefits can only be realized if harvested areas contain suitable habitat for larval settlement and survival. The study is one of the first to document the contribution of different habitat restoration strategies to an overall marine population.
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Is Alzheimer's disease a disorder of energy metabolism?A connection between disrupted energy production and the development of late-onset Alzheimer's disease has been uncovered by researchers.
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Why were California's wine country fires so destructive?As of late October more than a dozen wildfires north of San Francisco had killed more than 40 people, burned approximately 160,000 acres and destroyed more than 7,000 structures.
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WannaCry cyberattack on UK health service 'preventable'An independent investigation has concluded that the debilitating cyberattack that crippled parts of Britain's National Health Service earlier this year could have been prevented with basic security measures.
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Is biology behind your political views?If you've ever wondered why people stand where they do on the political spectrum, science might have at least part of the answer: People can be biologically predisposed to certain feelings toward politics and society.
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Fossil unearthed in France identified as a new vegetarian member of rhabdodontidsA team of researchers with members affiliated with several institutions in Belgium and France has identified the fossilized remains of a dinosaur from approximately 84 to 72 million years ago. In their paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, the group describes the dinosaur as a plant eater with teeth like self-sharpening pinking shears.
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10 Top Causes of Hair LossWhat are the most common causes of hair loss? House Call Doctor weighs in with the top ten causes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Artificial intelligence smart enough to fool Captcha security checkResearchers developed an algorithm that imitates how the human brain responds to these visual clues.
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Danske øer - et overset reservoir for genetisk diversitet af insekter?Insekter står for størstedelen af Jordens biodiversitet og en væsentlig del af landjordens...
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You should make fermented veggies—for science DIY The science behind sauerkraut. Fermentation has given us delicious dishes like kimchee and yogurt. Here's the science behind fermented foods—and how a novice can make her own sauerkraut.
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Virtual coasts improve understanding of possible coastal planning outcomesA new immersive visualization allows people to make informed decisions on coastal plans by experiencing changes to an area through a first-person perspective. Published in Frontiers in Marine Science, the tool is the first of its kind to include both audio and visual animations, as well as simulate both above and below the water. The visualization helped people understand trade-offs between aesthe
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EU member states to vote on five-year weedkiller renewal next monthThe European Commission said Friday it will ask EU countries to vote next month on a proposal to renew for five years instead of 10 the licence for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate.
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Scientists solve fundamental puzzle in medical imagingScientists from Stony Brook University have used a novel technique at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at Brookhaven National Laboratory, to answer longstanding questions in medical imaging.
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Americans are embracing new ways to leave their remainsWhat do you want to happen to your remains after you die?
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Virtual coasts improve understanding of possible coastal planning outcomesNewly developed immersive geographic visualization tool is the first of its kind to use audio and visual animations and an underwater perspective. This enables people to assess the aesthetic aspects of potential management scenarios through a first-person perspective and leads to a greater appreciation for environmental protection.
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New way to treat cholesterol may be on the horizonA breakthrough discovery could change the way we treat cholesterol. Researchers found new evidence that challenges a 40-year notion of how fast we eliminate it from our bodies. This accidental discovery reveals a new pathway in the cholesterol-elimination chain that will be key to developing new drugs to lower cholesterol.
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Peers can reduce tobacco use among younger smokersParticipating in a brief intervention delivered by their peers in community settings can help reduce smoking among youth and young adults, a new study from a team of tobacco-cessation researchers shows. The study also showed that the most effective tools in the intervention were informational conversations about the consequences of smoking and a 'quit kit' of behavior-replacement activities.
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New sensor system ensures a safe harvestTractors and combine harvesters are frequently operated on difficult terrain. Crops such as canola and corn grow at different densities; the field is sometimes muddy and is rocky at other times; and plants often obscure the view of potential impediments. In order to enable harvesting machinery to efficiently and safely harvest crops despite changing conditions, a new system for environment detecti
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Distant relatives: TOR protein regulates cell growth in plants and animalsPlant researchers are studying a gene which, if out of control, can contribute to cancer spread.
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How plants decide on a pattern for a new leafWhen a multicellular organism develops, each cell needs to know its place in relation to all other cells. This means cells need to communicate amongst themselves to create the patterns from which different tissue and cell types arise. In the case of animals, we know about the signals and mechanisms which drive these patterning processes.
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Winters on Mars are shaping the Red Planet's landscapeWinter temperatures on the Red Planet sublimate carbon dioxide from a gas to a solid. These solid carbon dioxide blocks are then thought responsible for making gullies and furrows on Mars' landscape, based on innovative lab experiments.
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Efforts to revive coal industry unlikely to work, may slow job growthCurrent federal efforts to revive the coal industry will likely do more harm than good to fragile Appalachian communities transitioning from coal as a major source of employment, according to a new study.
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'Master regulator' involved in infant lung damage identifiedBlocking the micro-RNA miR-34a significantly reduced bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in mice.
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Late Tiassic terrestrial ecosystem changesThe Norian Chinle Formation in the Southwestern United States provides a snapshot into an ancient terrestrial ecosystem with its famous petrified tree trunks and various plant and vertebrate remains. The fossil plant assemblages, including spores and pollen grains, provide useful information on past vegetation and the response of the vegetation to climate changes.
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How cities can best fight climate changeIt will be easier for cities to reduce emissions coming from residential energy use rather than from local transportation, say researchers -- and this reduction will happen mostly thanks to better building practices, not greater housing density.
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Mistakes in how proteins of the ear are built contribute to early hearing lossResearchers found mutations in a master-switch protein called Epithelial Splicing Regulatory Protein 1 in individuals with a type of congenital hearing loss. In general, what connects most of the unexplained hearing-loss cases is that protein building in the cochlea during development goes awry. The cochlea has the all-important job of transforming mechanical energy in the form of sound waves into
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Stopping children getting unnecessary antibiotics for colds, sore throatsNew research has helped to reduce the over-prescription of unneeded antibiotics to children in rural China, according to research.
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Dagens Medicin

Hjerteforeningen får Danmarks første tobak-professorIndsatser mod rygning bliver det primære fokusområde for en ny professor på rygeområdet.
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Dagens Medicin

Flere smittes med resistente bakterier Nye tal viser, at flere patienter smittes med resistente bakterier. Regeringen vil derfor afsætte flere penge til et løft af bekæmpelsen af antibiotikaresistens.
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Graphene sensors detect HIV DNALeiden and Jülich researchers discovered an elegant and simple approach to improve the sensitivity of graphene biosensors. These so-called 'next generation graphene electronic biochemical sensor devices' are able to detect very low amounts of HIV DNA thanks to their very low electronic noise.
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Winters on Mars are shaping the Red Planet's landscapeResearchers based millions of kilometres from Mars have unveiled new evidence for how contemporary features are formed on the Red Planet. Their innovative lab-based experiments on carbon dioxide (CO2) sublimation - the process by which a substance changes from a solid to a gas without an intermediate liquid phase - suggest the same process is responsible for altering the appearance of sand dunes o
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Habitat restoration can maximize the benefits of marine protected areasMarine protected areas can potentially subsidize harvested oyster populations via larval spillover—however, spillover benefits can only be realized if harvested areas contain suitable habitat for larval settlement and survival, finds research published today in open-access journal Frontiers in Marine Science. The study is one of the first to document the contribution of different habitat restorati
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Project uses plastic dialysis waste to produce durable concreteDialysis patients could inadvertently improve sustainability in the construction industry, thanks to an innovative Deakin University recycling project that's turning hospital waste into longer-lasting concrete.
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Dansk robot holder printshoppen kørende 24/7Via en robotarm fra Universal Robots har en amerikansk 3D-printshop flerdoblet sit printeroutput. Automatisk ind- og udfødning af printplader gør, at printshoppen nu kan køre i døgndrift.
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Nanomagnets levitate thanks to quantum physicsQuantum physicists in Oriol Romero-Isart's research group in Innsbruck show in two current publications that, despite Earnshaw's theorem, nanomagnets can be stably levitated in an external static magnetic field owing to quantum mechanical principles. The quantum angular momentum of electrons, which also causes magnetism, is accountable for this mechanism.
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Scientists unveil the water buffalo genomeAn international team of researchers led by the University of Adelaide has published the full genome of the water buffalo -- opening the way for improved breeding and conservation of this economically important animal.
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Scientist devises a solar reactor to make water and oxygen from moon rocksAn aerospace engineer has built a machine to make water and oxygen from the lunar regolith, powered by solar energy. Working over a ten year period at the Plataforma Solar de Almeria (CIEMAT) Denk has designed and built a device to make enough oxygen and water for 6 to 8 astronauts, powered by a thermal solar reactor. In 2017 it completed a six-month test run.
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Heavy metal thunder: Protein can be switched on to conduct electricity like a metalWhen pushing the boundaries of discovery, sometimes even the most experienced of scientists can get a surprise jolt from a completely unpredictable result.
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Drugs in Afghanistan and Vaccines in Bangladesh: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing On the Edge of Afghanistan Sune Engel Rasmussen | Foreign Policy “Nimruz is a microcosm of what has gone wrong in the Afghan war. The province’s lawlessness is a testament to the Western-backed government’s failure to assert authority and curtail rogue strongmen. As Afghanistan’s drug-smuggling hub, it provides a financial artery for the Taliban, who appear stronger than ever. And because of its
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Ars Technica

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus review: A few bumps on the road to epic combat Enlarge / BJ is a wanted man in Nazi-overrun America for some reason. Probably because he has killed thousands of Nazis. (credit: Bethesda) Wolfenstein: The New Order pulled off a pretty neat trick in 2014. Spiritually, the shooting-game surprise felt like a lost gem from the late '90s era of first-person, single-player shooters, yet it had all the bombast and polish of a solid modern game. Its l
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Finally, a Use For Candy Corn: Blasting It Out of a 3D-Printed Wrist Cannon GIF Do you lean more towards the “trick” side of trick-or-treating? Do you, like 98 percent of the world, wonder who actually eats candy corn? If you answered “yes” to both, then head over to DragonflyFabrication’s Thingiverse page where you can download the plans for this double-barreled, wrist-mounted candy corn blaster. In addition to a hatred of wax posing as candy, you’ll need access to a 3D
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Videnskabernes Selskabs Sølvmedalje til professor Tom GilbertDet Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab uddeler hvert år en sølvmedalje til en yngre...
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I'm a puffin scientistThe future looks brighter for the colourful puffins on the Isle of May off the coast of Fife in Scotland, where experts from NERC's Centre for Ecology & Hydrology are conducting one of the most comprehensive studies of seabird populations in the world.
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Frightened of spiders? It could be in your DNAHypodermic needles, houseflies: both potentially threatening or repulsive but neither elicit the same response in the subjects of a recent experiment. The gut reaction of the many who experience arachnophobia, and 4 % of the UK population say they do, is not learned but seems to be innate.
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Why parasite extinction could be a problem for endangered woyliesMurdoch University researchers have identified the woylie parasites most vulnerable to extinction and warned their demise could be bad news for their critically endangered host.
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Be Amazed By The Inner Workings Of Mazda's 'Holy Grail' Skyactiv-X Engine GIF gif: mazdaofficlaweb/YouTube If you’re as fascinated by Mazda’s SKYACTIV-X Spark Controlled Compression Ignition engine as I am, then you’re going to want to take a break from whatever Miata-Is-Always-The-Answer comment you were writing and watch this video. It’s borderline pornographic. At the end of August, Mazda flew me to Frankfurt, Germany, and let me drive two of its SKYACTIV-X prototyp
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The brain region for balance, movement also involved in processing traumatic memoriesThe cerebellum is activated in patients using the neuro-emotional technique (NET) to alleviate stress from traumatic cancer-related memories.
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How harmful are nano-copper and anti-fungal combinations in the waterways?A new study explores the risks to the smallest creatures in aquatic communities posed by increased use of the anti-fouling wood treatment.
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Ars Technica

SpaceX unlocks “steamroller” achievement as company eyes 19 launches in 2017 SpaceX Prior to this year, the most successful launches SpaceX had performed in any given year was eight. But in 2017 the company has been able to put together a more efficient production flow, a maturing Falcon 9 rocket, and an experienced workforce to put its launch capabilities into overdrive. On Monday, SpaceX will go for its 16th launch of the year, doubling its previous record. This year ha
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Scientist devises a solar reactor to make water and oxygen from moon rocksWith the successful test of this solar reactor design, Denk has achieved the first step, creating H2O on the Moon using solar thermal energy. For the second step, solar electrolysis would break the H2O into hydrogen and oxygen.
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New technique produces tunable, nanoporous materialsA collaborative group of researchers describe a new technique for creating novel nanoporous materials with unique properties that can be used to filter molecules or light.
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New radio telescope at Brookhaven sees space in a different lightA new prototype radio telescope has begun observing the universe at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory. Constructed by a team of scientists, engineers, carpenters, and students, the prototype telescope was funded through Brookhaven's Laboratory Directed Research and Development program. Brookhaven scientists and collaborators will use the small prototype to test t
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Nanomagnets levitate thanks to quantum physicsQuantum physicists in Oriol Romero-Isart's research group in Innsbruck show in two current publications that, despite Earnshaw's theorem, nanomagnets can be stably levitated in an external static magnetic field owing to quantum mechanical principles. The quantum angular momentum of electrons, which also causes magnetism, is accountable for this mechanism.
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Image: Washington D.C. from orbitSentinel-2 takes us over the US capital city of Washington DC, nestled between the states of Maryland and Virginia.
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3-D printing with a biobased polymer for CO2-neutral manufacturingIn our modern world, eliminating plastics is inconceivable. Unfortunately, they do have disadvantages, including the formation of CO2 in both production and combustion, depletion of fossil feedstocks, and growth of landfills. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Russian researchers introduce a new way forward, a polymer made entirely from biomass that can easily and inexpensively be used in 3-D print
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Vicedirektør: Vi har et behov for at drøfte arbejdet med patientsikkerhed Vicedirektør Knut Borch-Johnsen ser frem til mødet med Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed, for der er behov for at kunne drøfte forudsætningerne for arbejdet med patientsikkerhed. Lægeforeningen er også indkaldt til møde i styrelsen.
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New model predicts locations of biological hotspots in the oceanEach year thousands of people come to Monterey Bay to watch the feeding frenzies of seabirds, sea lions, and humpback whales. But why do certain coastal areas, such as Monterey Bay, become meccas for both humans and wildlife? A new computer model by MBARI researchers Monique Messié and Francisco Chavez can predict the locations of biological hotspots around the world, using only basic information
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Stephen Hawking's Ph.D. thesis crashed its host website—here's what it says in simple termsThe PhD thesis of perhaps the world's most famous living scientist, Professor Stephen Hawking, was recently made publicly available online. It has proved so popular that the demand to read it reportedly crashed its host website when it was initially uploaded.
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Why we can't rely on corporations to save us from climate changeWhile businesses have been principal agents in increasing greenhouse gas emissions, they are also seen by many as crucial to tackling climate change.
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Gizmodo

New Updates From Avengers 4, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Justice League, And More Steppenwolf speaks in new Justice League footage. Some new Star Wars toys may tease some intriguing Last Jedi dialogue. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Kingkiller Chronicles adaptation finds a home. Plus, Konami wants to bring another classic video game to the big screen, and Avengers 4 set pictures. Hooray for spoilers! Polar Variety reports Mads Mikkelsen will star in an adaptation of Victor Santos’s grap
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Review: Velomacchi 28L Roll-Top BackpackFinally, a backpack designed to withstand the rigors of café racing.
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There's Something Wrong With This *Iron Man 3* SceneOne of these sparks is not like the other.
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Nissan's Singing EV, Tesla Autopilot Troubles, and More This Week in the Future of CarsPlus: GM tests self-driving cars in NYC, LA asks Uber for transit help, and Singapore says no more cars.
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New study maps priority areas around world to protect mammalsA new study led by ANU has mapped priority areas around the world to protect thousands of mammal species, with a focus on species with few close relatives including echidnas in Australia and PNG and lemurs in Madagascar.
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Laser-imaging technology provides improved method for peering inside living creaturesCaltech engineers have improved a technique for taking three-dimensional (3-D) microscopic images of tissue, allowing them to see inside living creatures with greater precision than before.
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Not just available, but also useful: we must keep pushing to improve open access to researchStephen Hawking's PhD thesis became freely available online this week, and promptly crashed a server following massive public interest.
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Why teenage jobs are good for your kidsWith the fall semester under way, parents and students are choosing extracurricular activities. Hockey? Chess club? Band? Recent research shows that another option —adolescent work experience —can pay big dividends later in life.
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Exploiting reversible solubility allows for direct, optical patterning of unprecedentedly small features.To build better solar cells, scientists need to design materials from the bottom up, placing chains of molecules just where they are needed. Scientists devised a new way to grow neatly arranged, densely packed bundles of molecular chains, specifically semiconducting polymer chains. The chains folded on themselves to make bundles that stretched from the growth plate to the film's surface. The bundl
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Researchers discover switching function in molecular wireThe increasing miniaturisation in electronics will result in components which consist of only a few molecules, or even just one molecule. Tiny wires are required to connect these to an electrical circuit at the nano level. An international research team from Kiel University (CAU) and the Donostia International Physics Center in San Sebastián, Spain, has developed a molecule integrating a wire with
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Peers can reduce tobacco use among younger smokersParticipating in a brief intervention delivered by their peers in community settings can help reduce smoking among youth and young adults, a new study from a team of tobacco-cessation researchers shows. Published in the Journal of Community Health, the study also showed that the most effective tools in the intervention were informational conversations about the consequences of smoking and a 'quit
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

New way to treat cholesterol may be on the horizonA breakthrough discovery by scientists at Houston Methodist Research Institute could change the way we treat cholesterol. Researchers found new evidence that challenges a 40-year notion of how fast we eliminate it from our bodies. This accidental discovery reveals a new pathway in the cholesterol-elimination chain that will be key to developing new drugs to lower cholesterol. Their findings are de
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NASA "Twins Study" Shows How Spaceflight Changes Gene ExpressionA nearly year-long stay on the International Space Station revealed boosts in gene methylation -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Opioid crisis: Trump suggests telling young people drugs are badTrump has declared the US opioid crisis a national public health emergency. He thinks telling young people that it’s “really easy not to take them” will help
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Curious great white shark plays with cameraMassey scientists captured some astonishing footage of a great white shark on a recent research expedition to the Southwest Pacific.
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Researcher finds temporary social media eases inhibitions but not judgmentYeah, it's temporary, but you still might want to think twice before posting that.
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Researchers detect parasite signals in amphibian dungA new tool has been developed by scientists at the University of Manchester to help reverse the decline in some of the world's most endangered species of amphibians.
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Futurity.org

Today’s teens aren’t as into drugs, alcohol, or theft Today’s teens are far less likely to abuse alcohol, nicotine, and illicit drugs, and are also less likely to engage in delinquent behaviors, such as fighting and stealing, according to a study of more than 200,000 teens. The findings come from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an annual survey of 12- to 17-year-olds from all 50 states that is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental
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Megan Phelps-Roper: If You're Raised To Hate, Can You Reverse It? Megan Phelps-Roper grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church, which preaches a message of hate and fear. But after engaging with her critics--on Twitter, no less--she decided to leave the church. (Image credit: Jasmina Tomic/TED)
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Satellitter afslører indholdet i smeltevandet ved de grønlandske kysterI samarbejde med amerikanske forskere, har forskere på Institut for Geovidenskab og Naturforvaltning...
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The Atlantic

Will Microwave Popcorn Ruin My Lungs? As a child of the ’90s, I’ll forever be a tiny bit terrified of the radioactive potential of microwaves, and standing too close to them. My natural inclination is to watch my food closely, which meant my mother had to tell me to take my face away from the microwave door as soon as I was tall enough to reach it. When I made instant oatmeal or Swiss Miss or the occasional hot Pop-Tart (very differe
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From the Archives: Circadian Rhythms Image: Shutterstock This year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine was awarded to three men who did basic research, discovering molecular mechanisms that control the circadian rhythm. The discoveries by Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young “explain how plants, animals and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronized with the Earth’s revolutions,” write the
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The world's shortest laser pulseETH researchers succeeded in shortening the pulse duration of an X‑ray laser to only 43 attoseconds. With a time resolution in the range of a few quintillionths of a second, they are now able for the first time to observe the movement of electrons during chemical reactions in slow motion.
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Cryo-electron microscopy advancements bring atomic-level life into clearer viewUC San Francisco researchers recently captured exquisite images of a protein caught in the act of binding to a novel therapeutic drug with enough resolution to model how the individual atoms of the protein and drug lined up.
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Image: Prescribed fires set to forestall wildfires in ArizonaAre fires always bad? Not necessarily. Wildfires are almost always destructive and dangerous since they can take out swaths of land with abandon and without any forethought. But prescribed fires can actually be good for the environment and for communities nearby areas that are prone to wildfires. In Arizona, the National Park Service and US Forest Service fire managers, working together as the Nor
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How quantum materials may soon make Star Trek technology realityIf you think technologies from Star Trek seem far-fetched, think again. Many of the devices from the acclaimed television series are slowly becoming a reality. While we may not be teleporting people from starships to a planet's surface anytime soon, we are getting closer to developing other tools essential for future space travel endeavours.
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Junk food is way more distracting than kale When we’re hungry, pictures of cookies, pizza, and ice cream sidetrack us far more than photos of healthy food do. And that’s even when we’re hard at work. The good news is that after just a few bites of candy, junk food is no more diverting than kale. A new study in Psychonomic Bulletin and Review underscores people’s implicit bias for fatty, sugary foods, and provides evidence for the common wi
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Heavy metal thunder: Protein can be switched on to conduct electricity like a metalAbout four years ago, Stuart Lindsay's research team got a lab result that even he couldn't quite believe. As with most scientific surprises, it goes against all conventional wisdom: the first evidence of a protein that could conduct electricity like a metal.
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Habitat restoration can maximize the benefits of marine protected areasUS researchers find that Marine Protected Areas can potentially subsidize harvested oyster populations via larval spillover -- however, these benefits can only be realized if harvested areas contain suitable habitat for larval settlement and survival. The study is one of the first to document the contribution of different habitat restoration strategies to an overall marine population.
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Virtual coasts improve understanding of possible coastal planning outcomesNewly developed immersive geographic visualization tool is the first of its kind to use audio and visual animations and an underwater perspective. This enables people to assess the aesthetic aspects of potential management scenarios through a first-person perspective and leads to a greater appreciation for environmental protection.
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Why Afternoon Open Heart Surgery is Better for Patient OutcomesResearch in human patients and mice reveals the role of the circadian clock in the risk of heart damage at different times of day.
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Image of the Day: Solar ButterflyThe wings of black butterflies are inspiring the design of new solar-cell technology.
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MilliporeSigma: Western Blot eBookBrush up on your Western blot basics.
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Oncotarget Journal Cut from MedlineA cancer journal considered to be a predatory publication is no longer listed in the widely used research database.
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Popular Science

Allergies are still on the rise, but parents may finally have ways to fight back Health If your baby has eczema, head to an allergist. If you want to get into a heated playground debate, tell someone you’re feeding your baby peanut butter.
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The Atlantic

The Killing of a Sacred Deer Is a Dark Twist on a Greek Myth The first scene that greets the viewer in The Killing of a Sacred Deer is gruesomely clinical—a top-down view of open-heart surgery, presented in matter-of-fact fashion, set to mournful music by Schubert. It’s an unpleasant image that’s both frightening and fragile, and impossible to look away from. How better to describe the work of the Greek writer and director Yorgos Lanthimos, whose particula
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The Atlantic

A 600-Year History of Cookbooks as Status Symbols Early cookbooks were fit for kings. In the 15th and 16th centuries in Western Europe, the oldest published recipe collections emanated from the palaces of monarchs, princes, and grandes señores. At this time, no one was trying to build a business out of selling cookbooks. Instead, they were often created within a court culture, partly intended as aidés-memoire for chief stewards and partly for ro
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The Atlantic

What Is Really Unprecedented About Trump? “Unprecedented” has become one of the most popular terms to use when discussing President Trump. On any given day since January 20 2017, the odds are good that a person can turn on their televisions or browse through a news story to encounter some pundit discussing how President Trump’s actions are unlike anything we have ever seen before. As a “public intellectual” who takes to the airwaves freq
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Science | The Guardian

Soviet submarine officer who averted nuclear war honoured with prize Vasili Arkhipov, who prevented escalation of the cold war by refusing to launch a nuclear torpedo against US forces, is to be awarded new ‘Future of Life’ prize A senior officer of a Soviet submarine who averted the outbreak of nuclear conflict during the cold war is to be honoured with a new prize, 55 years to the day after his heroic actions averted global catastrophe. On 27 October 1962, Vasil
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Geneticists discover two distinct modes of transcription terminationHelge Grosshans and his group at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) have identified two distinct modes of transcription termination – one dependent on, and one independent of, the highly conserved exoribonuclease XRN2. In a fruitful collaboration between wet-lab and computational biologists, they found that the promoter of a gene determines the mechanism for termination
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Smart toilet omdanner afføring til energi og ser efter sygdommeFremtidens toiletter er miljøvenlige og med indbygget sundhedsscreening. Det mener i hvert fald sydkoreanske forskere.
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The Best Gifts for Science GeeksWhat do you give the geek who has everything? Perhaps one of these science- or tech-inspired gifts.
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Get Your Own (Replica) Bugatti Chiron Engine for Just $9,400Made by English company Amalgam, the miniature engine has over 1,000 parts—too bad none of them move.
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Meet DxOMark, the Kingmaker of Smartphone CamerasNow that your camera is the most important thing in your phone, camera-rating company DxOMark decides which one is best.
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Twitter pushes out Islamic state supporters, but shift may hinder counterterrorism, study findsAlthough Twitter was once the preferred platform of the Islamic State group, the social network's counter-extremism policies – including content removal – contributed to a decline in activity by IS supporters. New research from the George Washington University's Program on Extremism indicates the company's efforts may have been effective, but further analysis suggests IS's fight on Twitter is far
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How to Keep an Ocean Sunfish CleanWe know organisms cooperate, but how do they keep one another from cheating? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Russia holds nuclear-capable missile testsPresident Putin took part in the military exercise, the Kremlin said.
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TED Talks Daily (SD video)

"Natural Woman" and "Johnny and Donna" | Cynthia Erivo"I love to sing," says Cynthia Erivo, "because it's the fast-track route to the heart." Listen as Erivo meditates on the superpower of music to connect us to one another in between gorgeous, soulful performances of Mali Music's "Johnny & Donna" and Aretha Franklin's "Natural Woman," accompanied by Jason Webb on piano.
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Image: Studying the genetics of organisms in spaceAt NASA's Kennedy Space Center, organisms in a Petri plate are exposed to blue excitation lighting in a Spectrum prototype unit. Scientists and engineers working on the Spectrum project are developing new hardware for the International Space Station, to support experiments demonstrating how different organisms, such as plants, microbes or worms, develop under conditions of microgravity.
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Deformation experiments reveal insight into material changes during shock compressionFor the first time, scientists have reported in-situ diffraction experiments measuring deformation twinning at the lattice level during shock compression. The results were recently published in Nature by a team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and collaborators from the University of Oxford, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of York and SLAC National Accelera
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New technique produces tunable, nanoporous materialsA collaborative group of researchers including Petr Kral, professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago, describe a new technique for creating novel nanoporous materials with unique properties that can be used to filter molecules or light. They describe their research in the journal Science.
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Gizmodo

This $56 Rice Cooker Can Do a Lot More Than You'd Expect Elechome CR502 Rice Cooker , $56 Rice cookers are obviously a good investment if you cook a lot of rice, but they have a lot of other uses as well, and you can get one for $56 today on Amazon , down from its usual $80. Though that’s firmly in budget rice cooker territory, the Elechomes CR502 has some features you’d only expect to find in high end cookers, including fuzzy logic to automatically ad
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Devices made from 2-D materials separate salts in seawaterTwo-dimensional materials have been successfully assembled into devices with the smallest possible man made holes for water desalination.
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Scholar connects 1960s federal anti-poverty programs to today's inequality in citiesEager to help local communities during the 2008 financial crisis, Claire Dunning, then a fresh college graduate, took a program assistant position at a Boston foundation. A historian by training, she was struck by the nonprofit sector's great responsibilities – addressing poverty, improving infrastructure, etc. – and its evolution over time.
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Futurity.org

Philly airport offers ‘natural experiment’ on soda tax Philadelphia’s soda tax, which the city implemented January 1, may have led to a rise in soda prices—even just outside the city, where taxes did not go up. Economist John Cawley was at a research conference in Philadelphia when he happened upon a sweet natural experiment in the making. “I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, this is a perfect natural experiment.'” An expert in risky health behaviors linked to o
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Climate Change Is Making Bamboo-Eating Lemurs Go HungryBamboo growth cycles and the lemurs’ dietary needs are increasingly out of sync -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientific American Content: Global

When GMOs Are the Movie StarCan documentaries on controversial science be entertaining—and accurate? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New Scientist - News

Want to think outside of the box? Try sniffing a placeboThe placebo effect not only works in medicine, it can also boost cognitive ability, unleashing creativity and driving original thought
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High-stakes exams can put female students at a disadvantageResearch has long shown that women who enter college intending to pursue a career in science abandon that path more frequently than their male peers, with many citing poor grades and large gateway classes as reasons for their declining interest. To what extent do these women fall behind because of the way science is taught and tested?
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Neutrons improve weld integrity of underwater wind turbine foundationsMassive offshore structures like oil rigs and wind turbines are designed to withstand the myriad punishments oceans tend to mete out. However, over time, just the saltwater itself can significantly decrease the durability of a structure's welds.
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Gerrymandering study finds fair districts can look strange, while symmetrical ones may be biasedWhen it comes to judging the fairness of electoral districts, we can't believe our eyes.
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Researcher reports key components of honey bee antiviral defenseA honey bee researcher who earned her doctorate at Montana State University in July had her dissertation research published in a scientific journal in the same month.
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Live Science

Sweet Lullaby: Scientists Uncover How Herpes Virus Sleeps and WakesViruses are tricky beasts. Some of these "submicroscopic" pathogens can "go to sleep" inside a person's body, essentially hiding from the immune system indefinitely, only to reactivate and cause illness later.
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Fredagspodcast: Togsignal-kaos, droner og kunstig intelligensIngeniørens ugentlige podcast, Transformator, sætter fokus på det forsinkede signalsystem, der forhindrer udnyttelsen af Ringstedbanen, og brugen af kunstig intelligens i det danske sundhedsvæsen.
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Medie: Disse 5 teknologier sikrer konstant overvågning af borgerne i Kina Kina er en digital politistat, konkluderer Danmarks Radio, i en artikel, der opsummerer overvågningsteknologierne i Riget i midten https://www.version2.dk/artikel/medie-5-teknologier-sikrer-konstant-overvaagning-de-kineborgerne-med-1082128 Version2
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Techtopia #24: Spilder du din tid på sociale medier?Podcast: Vi taler med Trine-Maria Kristensen, forfatter til bogen ‘Få mere ud af (den tid du spilder på) sociale medier’ om, hvordan vi undgår at bruge alt for mange timer på medier, der blot suger energi og intet udbytte giver.
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Live Science

8 Awful Parasite Infections That Will Make Your Skin CrawlFor doctors, trying to figure out whether a person has a parasitic infection is like solving a mystery with few clues or only vague ones.
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Live Science

Love Buzz: Marijuana Use Linked to Sexual ActivityPeople who frequently use marijuana are likely to have sex more often, a new study suggests.
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Gizmodo

American Women and Their Dogs Rescued After Being Stranded at Sea for Five Months in Shark-Infested Waters GIF Two American women and their dogs have been rescued after spending nearly 5 months stranded on the Pacific Ocean surrounded by sharks. Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava set off for Tahiti on May 3rd, but suffered engine failure and even a broken mast. To make matters worse, their phone fell overboard on the first day. The two women, both from Honolulu, Hawaii, were finally spotted on Tuesday by
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Netflix Is Giving 'Stranger Things' an After-Show—But Can It Compete with Social Media?What happens when you stream a post-show discussion like it's just another all-at-once series? Netflix is about to find out.
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How Google Goggles Won, Then Lost, the Camera-First FutureAs more people talk, play, and work through the lens of their smartphone, Google's trying to finish what it started with Google Goggles.
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Waymo Starts Testing Self-Driving Cars in Michigan, Seeking Bad WeatherThe nastier the conditions, the better the learning.
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Twitter Bars Ads From Russian Outlets Ahead of Congressional HearingsTwitter will bar ads from Russia Today and Sputnik, ahead of congressional hearings into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
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How the Kodi Box Took Over PiracyAfter torrenting's long fade,"fully loaded" Kodi boxes became the pirate's method of choice. Now, a legal crackdown looks to stop its rise.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Physicists propose test of quantum gravity using current technologyPhysicists have proposed a way to test quantum gravity that, in principle, could be performed by a laser-based, table-top experiment using currently available technology. Although a theory of quantum gravity would overcome one of the biggest challenges in modern physics by unifying general relativity and quantum mechanics, currently physicists have no way of testing any proposed theories of quantu
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Out of the Syrian Crisis, a Data Revolution Takes ShapeAid organizations have been piloting a nimble approach to cut through the fog of war -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientists publish the water buffalo genomeAn international team of researchers led by the University of Adelaide has published the full genome of the water buffalo – opening the way for improved breeding and conservation of this economically important animal.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Radical Proposal Would Prop Up Coal Power IndustryEnergy Secretary Rick Perry and his department want to tilt the playing field in the name of helping a supposedly frail electric grid -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Viden

Saudi Arabien giver robot statsborgerskabMåske er det bare en gimmick. Men statsborgerskabet til robotten Sophia møder kritik, fordi den får rettigheder, som mange mennesker ikke har.
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Researchers greenlight gas detection at room temperatureRussian researchers have developed a mechanism for detecting molecular hydrogen using green light to illuminate a nanocrystalline composite sensor based on zinc and indium oxides. This enables a gas sensor operating at room temperature. The paper was published in the journal Scientific Reports.
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Russian scientists find flaws in popular theories of gravityUsing a model of black holes, scientists from the Ural Federal university (UrFU, Yekaterinburg) determined that a popular theory of gravity that seemed to work perfectly at the cosmological level (a subclass of Horndeski theory) does not apply in the real world. They have published their results in Classical and Quantum Gravity.
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Ingeniøren

Twitter forbyder annoncer for russiske medier Twitter vil ikke længere tillade reklamer relateret til medierne Russia Today og Sputnik. Det sker efter, at de amerikanske myndigheder konkluderer, at de to russiske medier har forsøgt at påvirke den amerikanske valgkamp. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/twitter-forbyder-annoncer-russiske-medier-1082130 Version2
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The most exotic fluid has an unexpectedly low viscosityCollisions of lead nuclei in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) take place at such great energies that quarks that are normally confined inside nucleons are released and, together with the gluons that hold them together, form an exotic quark-gluon plasma. A new, more detailed theoretical model for this plasma, presented by a group of physicists from Poland and the U.S., predicts that it has a much lo
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Evaporation dynamics at the nano- and micro-scaleA new evaporation dynamics study finds that very small droplets evaporate more slowly than predicted by current models. Researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC PAS) in Warsaw, in cooperation with the Institute of Physics of the PAS (IP PAS),have described the course of evaporation of micrometer and nanometer-sized droplets. The result of the rese
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Japanese earthquake zone strongly influenced by the effects of frictionThe islands of the Japanese archipelago are affected both by frequent, low-magnitude earthquakes and tremors and by larger, highly destructive events. One of the largest quakes to strike Japan occurred in 1944, leading to the loss of more than 1,200 lives on the main and most populated island of Honshu. Its strength resulted from the abrupt release of plate tectonic forces, a process known as subd
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Why insects can develop from unfertilized egg cellsA scientist from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Biology, has, together with his Russian colleague, has explained the frequent occurrence of parthenogenesis development of insects from unfertilized egg cells. Studying this phenomenon could contribute to controlling the species that cause damage to agriculture. The results were published in the Journal of Zoological Systematics an
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New Scientist - News

Boiling water on Mars could make the planet’s sand levitateIn Martian summer, the combination of warm temperatures and a thin atmosphere make any liquid water on the surface boil, which can let dust hover across the ground
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Ingeniøren

København køber nye busser: Vi stiller krav til funktion frem for teknologiFlere kommuner har valgt forskellige teknologier til fremtidens miljøbusser. I København ser man først på bussernes miljøegenskaber og derefter selve løsningen.
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The tide is turning for underwater turbinesA scale-up of tidal energy projects aims to expand capacity, improve reliability and prove their worth to investors as a renewable energy source.
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Ingeniøren

Ugens it-job: Netcompany og 3Shape jagter flere konsulenter og udviklere På dagens liste søger virksomheder både it-udviklere, konsulenter, ledere og specialister. Find det rette job for dig. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-it-job-netcompany-3shape-jagter-flere-konsulenter-udviklere-10810 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Peat bogs defy the laws of biodiversityEPFL scientists working with a team of researchers from across Europe have found that peat bogs, despite their low biodiversity, can effectively withstand both moderate and glacial climates. That finding stands to change the way we look at biodiversity.
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Peatland plants adapting well to climate change, suggests studyThey account for just three per cent of the Earth's surface but play a major role in offsetting carbon dioxide emissions -- and now a team of scientists led by the universities of Southampton and Utrecht has discovered that the plants that make up peat bogs adapt exceptionally well to climate change.
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Winters on Mars are shaping the Red Planet's landscapeWinter temperatures on the Red Planet sublimate carbon dioxide from a gas to a solid. These solid carbon dioxide blocks are then thought responsible for making gullies and furrows on Mars' landscape based on innovative lab experiments.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Drexel researchers identify 'master regulator' involved in infant lung damageBlocking the micro-RNA miR-34a significantly reduced bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) in mice.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Call to conserve 'crucial' rare Wales spider speciesSome of the 500 species of spiders that live in Wales are found almost nowhere else in the world.
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Dagens Medicin

Aarhus Universitet får ny professor i ortopædisk rehabilitering Inger Mechlenburg er de næste fem år tilknyttet Aarhus Universitet og Aarhus Universitetshospital som professor.
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Dagens Medicin

Herlev-professor får international prisProfessor og overlæge Henrik Thomsen fra Radiologisk Afdeling på Herlev og Gentofte Hospital er blevet tildelt Harry Fischer-prisen.
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Science : NPR

South Florida Worries About Possible Dike Failure All is not well with Lake Okeechobee
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Science : NPR

We're Not As Good At Remembering Faces As We Think We Are Being able to recognize faces is a crucial part of life. Some of us are very good or bad at it, but in general we aren't as good as we think we are.
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Viden

Medicinsk cannabis: Mirakel-middel eller farligt forsøg?Der er kun få beviser på, at medicinsk cannabis virker som medicin, og listen over bivirkninger kan vise sig at blive lang.
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Viden

Læger: Uforsvarligt at give børn medicinsk cannabisIngen kender for eksempel bivirkninger og risiko for afhængighed, når børn får medicinsk cannabis, viser ny forskning. Indtil det er afgjort, bør børn ikke få stoffet.
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Advanced artificial limbs mapped in the brainEPFL scientists from the Center for Neuroprosthetics have used functional MRI to show how the brain re-maps motor and sensory pathways following targeted motor and sensory reinnervation (TMSR), a neuroprosthetic approach where residual limb nerves are rerouted towards intact muscles and skin regions to control a robotic limb.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Regular marijuana use linked to more sex, Stanford study findsA study by investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine indicates that, despite concerns among physicians and scientists that frequent marijuana use may impair sexual desire or performance, the opposite appears more likely to be the case.
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Gennembrud: Forskere laver hjernechip baseret på lysFotoniske synapser kan arbejde med hastigheder, som er tusind gange hurtigere end den menneskelige hjerne. Det kan bane vej for en ny computer-æra, hvor maskiner arbejder og tænker på samme måde som mennesker.
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Science : NPR

Does Smoking Pot Lead To More Sex? Surveys of 50,000 people found that those who smoked marijuana had sex more often than those who abstained from the drug. What is unclear is whether other factors explain the apparent link. (Image credit: Katarina Sundelin/PhotoAlto/Getty Images)
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Ingeniøren

Så svært er det at gøre et tog klar til nye signalerDet skulle have taget seks- otte måneder, men først efter to et halvt år er det første IC3-tog ved at være klar til jernbanens nye signaler.
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VIDEO: Computeren kunne ikke være på toilettet -se hvordan et tog splittes ad for at give plads til nye signalerIngeniøren har været en tur i et ellers forladt værksted uden for Langå for at se, hvorfor det tager så lang tid at ombygge et IC3-tog med computere til Danmarks nye signalsystem.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Microsoft tops forecasts with 16% profit growthMicrosoft on Thursday delivered stronger-than-expected earnings for the past quarter, lifted by gains in cloud computing and other business services.
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Alphabet quarterly profit climbs on ads and other betsGoogle's parent company Alphabet on Thursday reported profit in the recently-ended quarter leapt as money poured in from ads delivered to mobile devices and returns improved on "other bets."
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Being Bing: Microsoft's overlooked AI toolMicrosoft's Bing search engine has long been a punch line in the tech industry, an also-ran that never came close to challenging Google's dominant position.
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One small doorstep for man: Cosmic mat welcomes aliensIt may look like an ordinary door mat, but its creators insist the conceptual art piece could encourage alien life to visit Earth—and help create a new kind of space archaeology.
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Amazon shares soar as earnings top expectationsAmazon shares soared Thursday after the Internet giant reported earnings that topped expectations, boosting revenue from its fresh acquisition of grocery chain Whole Foods and an expanded line-up of devices tapping into its digital assistant Alexa.
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Should keeping reptiles and amphibians as pets be restricted?Keeping exotic pets, such as reptiles and amphibians, has become increasingly popular, but concerns over public health and safety, animal welfare and conservation have sparked debate.
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Global trade entrenches poverty trapsCompetition between countries on global markets, says conventional wisdom in economics, is a Darwinian process that will weed out not only high-cost firms but also societal norms and institutions that are impediments to low-cost production.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Tropical forest reserves slow down global warmingNational parks and nature reserves in South America, Africa and Asia, created to protect wildlife, heritage sites and the territory of indigenous people, are reducing carbon emissions from tropical deforestation by a third, and so are slowing the rate of global warming, a new study shows.
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Efforts to revive coal industry unlikely to work, may slow job growthCurrent federal efforts to revive the coal industry will likely do more harm than good to fragile Appalachian communities transitioning from coal as a major source of employment, according to a study conducted by Indiana University researchers.
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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab

Ny forskning dykker ned i de ukendte og sjældne tekster fra reformationenBibelforskere har undersøgt en række af de mindre kendte Luther-tekster i ny udgivelse –...
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Ingeniøren

Leder: Nej, Roundup er ikke den farligste gift i verden
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Ingeniøren

Personlige assistenter kan få krop med Mixed Reality Forestil dig, at Alexa ikke blot er en lille terminal, men faktisk er en person, du kan se bevæge sig rundt i din stue. Det er fremtiden, der skal kombinere digitale assistenter, mixed reality og deep learning. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/personlige-assistenter-kan-faa-krop-med-mixed-reality-1081976 Version2
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