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Stable, affordable homes don't just help patients, they save taxpayer dollarsBy investing in housing, hospitals can help build healthier communities and save money by stemming the tide of emergency room visits and costly health interventions.
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NREL, University of Washington scientists elevate quantum dot solar cell world recordResearchers at the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory established a new world efficiency record for quantum dot solar cells, at 13.4 percent.
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NREL research yields significant thermoelectric performanceScientists at the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) reported significant advances in the thermoelectric performance of organic semiconductors based on carbon nanotube thin films that could be integrated into fabrics to convert waste heat into electricity or serve as a small power source.
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US cancer drug costs increasing despite competition, new research showsAfter a follow-up period of 12 years, the mean cumulative cost increase was 37 percent, including all the injectable anticancer drugs. Annual changes in pricing did not appear to be affected by new supplemental FDA approvals, new off-label indications or new competition.
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Trends in kids' fitness not as bad as assumedA 10-year study of more than 5,000 young children shows that first graders around Baden-Baden, Germany, have remained reasonably fit over the last decade. While aerobic fitness declined in boys, speed and balance increased in both sexes. The researchers attribute the surprisingly positive results to increased participation in organized sports throughout Germany over the past several years.
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NASA examines the powerful US Northeast stormThe remnants of Tropical Storm Philippe had merged with another system and brought gusty winds and heavy rainfall to New England. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core observatory satellite flew over the northeastern United States on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, and gathered data on the powerful storm that was affecting the region.
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Weird Google Docs Bug Is Locking People Out of Their Drafts [Updated] Photo: AP Google Docs users have been hit with a nasty surprise today as they try to edit documents—they’re getting locked out of their drafts and receiving a message warning them that their documents violate Google’s terms of service. The abuse policy for Docs and other Google Drive services forbids users from publishing a range of content, from malware to hate speech to copyrighted material. Bu
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UN environment chief: US likely to live up to Paris accordThe head of the U.N. environment program said Tuesday the United States is likely to live up to the Paris climate deal despite President Donald Trump's planned pullout, because "all the big American companies" are working toward greener operations.
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Government Scientist Blocked from Talking About Climate and WildfiresCritics are accusing the Trump administration of stifling the dissemination of taxpayer-funded science -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Strong quake hits eastern Indonesia; minor damage reportedA strong undersea earthquake struck the eastern Indonesian province of Maluku on Tuesday, causing panic among residents but not triggering a tsunami. Only minor damage was reported.
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Dinosaur-killing asteroid impact cooled Earth's climate more than previously thoughtThe Chicxulub asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs likely released far more climate-altering sulfur gas into the atmosphere than originally thought, according to new research.
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The world's shortest laser pulse: Seeing electron movement during chemical reactionsResearchers have 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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Role of a DNA repair mechanismAn important step forward in understanding more exactly what the mechanisms are that allow, if not correctly repaired, certain DNA breaks to be exchanged with others, so generating chromosomal translocation.
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Report reveals prominence of double visionA new study reveals that double vision is associated with 850,000 outpatient and emergency department visits annually, but life-threatening diagnoses are rare.
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Flour power to boost food securityA glue-like protein that holds the wheat grain together could hold the secret for yielding more, and healthier, flour from wheat.
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New biomarkers can detect concussions, even mild ones, through simple blood testProteins from brain cells called astrocytes can be detected in blood immediately after head injury, suggesting that a blood test may be used to detect concussions, even mild ones.
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Landmark discovery turns marathon of evolution into a sprintA research collaboration has discovered a new way of rapidly generating a swathe of medically significant natural products after discovering a ground-breaking technique that turns the marathon of evolution into a sprint.
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Gene therapy protects against age-related cognitive, memory deficitsRegulation of the brain's Klotho gene using gene therapy protects against age-related learning and memory problems in mice, demonstrate scientists for the first time.
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Stem cells conduct cartilage regeneration but are not directly involvedStem cell therapy has great potential for curing cartilage damage. However, it has remained unclear whether stem cells are responsible for regeneration or whether they trigger the process. Researchers have been able to resolve this issue by tracking the effects in a new, natural model. After injection, stem cells orchestrate the healing effect of endogenous cells but are not responsible for cartil
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New toolkit reveals novel cancer genesA new statistical model has enabled researchers to pinpoint 27 novel genes thought to prevent cancer from forming, in an analysis of over 2,000 tumors across 12 human cancer types. The findings could help create new cancer treatments that target these genes, and open up other avenues of cancer research.
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Aging has distinct and opposite effects on tendon in males and femalesNew research has identified that in tendon aging has distinct and opposite effects on the genes expressed in males and females.
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Surface Pro with 450Mbps LTE launching December 1, starting at $1,149 Enlarge / Surface Pro with a Cobalt Blue Type Cover. Microsoft already let slip most of the details of the Surface Pro with LTE back in September at its Ignite conference, but today at an event in London , Panos Panay, vice president of Microsoft Devices, formally launched the device and filled in a few of the remaining details. The Surface Pro with LTE Advanced takes two configurations of the 20
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How electromagnetism haunts our everyday lifeElectromagnetism has haunted the human imagination for thousands of years. From the ghostly Northern Lights of ancient aurora mythology to the evil electromagnetic forces in the popular TV show Twin Peaks, electromagnetic energy continues to endure as a source of spooky speculation. Its mystical fields and mysterious frequencies have inspired spiritualists, New Agers, paranormal investigators and
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How an interest in bipolar disorder drugs led to a better understanding of leukemiaA research project that began 20 years ago with an interest in how lithium treats mood disorders has yielded insights into the progression of blood cancers such as leukemia. The research, which centers on a protein called GSK-3, will be published in the Nov. 3 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
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Some Apple HomePod Sounds Leak, and Boy Are They Soothing Image: Apple Look, I don’t really care about Apple’s upcoming HomePod because even though it might sound fantastic, I’m not convinced I need to drop $350 on yet another smart speaker . Even so, I appreciate a job well done, no matter how small, and the person or people responsible for the status sounds for the HomePod have created some of the most relaxing little tunes found on any device yet. Th
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Website aims to help men become dads Researchers have created a website to ease the transition to fatherhood. Expectant and new parents look to the internet for parenting prep, but dads don’t always find the information they say they need about pregnancy, parenthood, and their own mental health and well-being. “We have used these findings to guide the development of HealthyDads.ca , a prototype website that we have been pilot-testin
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Mayonnaise is disgusting, and science agrees Science Do you side with science on this important issue? A lot of Americans can’t stand mayonnaise, here’s a look at why.
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Lens trick doubles odds for quantum interactionIt's not easy to bounce a single particle of light off a single atom that is less than a billionth of a metre wide. However, researchers at the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore have shown they can double the odds of success, an innovation that might be useful in quantum computing and metrology. The findings were published 31 October in Nature Communications.
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New fingerprint algorithm helps ID bodies found decades agoJust after Thanksgiving Day in 1983, James Downey dropped off his older brother, John, at a Houston bus station, then quickly turned away so neither the police nor a motorcycle gang affiliated with his brother could later demand details about where the bus was headed.
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Efforts aim to limit the spread of fire ants in the USThey sting, damage crops and wildlife, and are extending their range in the United States.
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New fire-resistant coating to prevent failure in steel building firesA few extra coats of 'paint' could be all that the steel in a building needs to prevent itself from buckling and failing in a fire.
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NASA investigates use of medical-like tools to study samples of the solar systemA diagnostic tool, similar in theory to those used by the medical profession to non-invasively image internal organs, bones, soft tissue, and blood vessels, could be equally effective at "triaging" extraterrestrial rocks and other samples before they are shipped to Earth for further analysis.
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Ekspert: Dit iPhone-kamera lader app-udviklere belure digApp-udviklere kan i skjul aktivere kameraet på din iPhone eller iPad - og bruge ansigtsgenkendelse til at registrere dit humør.
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Experts call for virtual European cancer institute/infrastructureA new article that addresses the challenges of cancer proposes combining innovative prevention and treatment strategies in a state-of-the-art virtual European Cancer Institute/Infrastructure that promotes sharing of the highest standards of practices and big data among countries and centers across Europe and beyond.
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Lens trick doubles odds for quantum interactionIt's not easy to bounce a single particle of light off a single atom that is less than a billionth of a meter wide. However, researchers at the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore have shown they can double the odds of success, an innovation that might be useful in quantum computing and metrology. The findings were published Oct. 31 in Nature Communications.
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How an interest in bipolar disorder drugs led to a better understanding of leukemiaA research project that began 20 years ago with an interest in how lithium treats mood disorders has yielded insights into the progression of blood cancers such as leukemia. The research, which centers on a protein called GSK-3, will be published in the Nov. 3 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
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Dinosaur-killing asteroid impact cooled Earth's climate more than previously thoughtThe Chicxulub asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs likely released far more climate-altering sulfur gas into the atmosphere than originally thought, according to new research.
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How berberine works to slow diabetes-related cognitive decline in Rejuvenation ResearchResearchers studying the mechanism of action of the natural, plant-derived compound berberine have linked its anti-inflammatory activity and ability to regulate levels of stress-response proteins including sirtuin to berberine positive effects on memory loss and impaired learning in an aging diabetic mouse model.
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New treatment shows promise for patients with rare dermatologic diseaseA new treatment for a rare and often incurable condition called dermatomyositis (DM) reduced the severity of the disease in patients whose DM was resistant to other therapies. As part of a randomized, double-blind study, 22 patients were given either a drug called anabasum or a placebo. The 11 patients who got the drug improved during the trial, with less severe skin disease and better patient-rep
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Researchers at NYITCOM link Western diet to vascular damage and prediabetesCould short-term exposure to the average American diet increase one's risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease? According to a recent study funded by the American Heart Association, researchers from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM) provide compelling evidence to support this hypothesis.
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'Protect your eyes while on the slopes,' scientists warnSnow fanatics are no doubt aware of the risk of getting sunburnt on the slopes, but a new study published in PLOS ONE shows that it is more than a red face that skiers and snowboarders should be concerned about.
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Opening the Van der Waals' sandwichEighty years after the theoretical prediction of the force required to overcome the van der Waals' bonding between layers in a crystal, engineering researchers at Tohoku University have measured it directly. They report their results this week in the Journal of Applied Physics.
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Pseudopod protrusions propel amoeboid cells forward: A 3-D swimming modelRhythmic patterns and precise motions are key elements of proper swimming, and comparable demonstrations of this pattern repetition and power usage can be seen in a microscopic swimmer -- the amoeboid cell. The cell swimming shapes are now predictable to new levels of precision, thanks to advanced 3-D modeling. Researchers generated a 3-D model of an amoeba practicing pseudopod-driven swimming; th
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How a $10 microchip turns 2-D ultrasound machines to 3-D imaging devicesTechnology that keeps track of how your smartphone is oriented can now give $50,000 ultrasound machines many of the 3-D imaging abilities of their $250,000 counterparts -- for the cost of a $10 microchip.
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The Atomic Theory of Origami In 1970, an astrophysicist named Koryo Miura conceived what would become one of the most well-known and well-studied folds in origami: the Miura-ori. The pattern of creases forms a tessellation of parallelograms, and the whole structure collapses and unfolds in a single motion — providing an elegant way to fold a map. It also proved an efficient way to pack a solar panel for a spacecraft, an idea
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Novel technique reveals the intricate beauty of a cracked glassResearchers have long pondered the origin of delicate criss-cross facetted patterns that are commonly found on the surfaces of broken material. Typical crack speeds in glass easily surpass a kilometer per second, and broken surface features may be well smaller than a millimeter. Since the formation of surface structure lasts a tiny fraction of a second, the processes that generate these patterns h
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Spooky conservation: Saving endangered species over our dead bodiesThe secret to the survival of critically endangered wildlife could lie beyond the grave, according to a University of Queensland researcher.
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'Monster' planet discovery challenges formation theoryA giant planet, which should not exist according to planet formation theory, has been discovered around a distant star.
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Graphene enables high-speed electronics on flexible materialsA flexible detector for terahertz frequencies (1,000 gigahertz) has been developed using graphene transistors on plastic substrates. It is the first of its kind, and can extend the use of terahertz technology to applications that will require flexible electronics, such as wireless sensor networks and wearable technology.
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New fire-resistant coating to prevent failure in steel building firesA few extra coats of ‘paint’ could be all that the steel in a building needs to prevent itself from buckling and failing in a fire, suggests new research.
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How memories ripple through the brainUsing an innovative "NeuroGrid" technology, scientists showed that sleep boosts communication between two brain regions whose connection is critical for the formation of memories. The work is devoted to accelerating the development of new approaches to probing the workings of the brain.
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Future volcanic eruptions could cause more climate disruptionMajor volcanic eruptions in the future have the potential to affect global temperatures and precipitation more dramatically than in the past because of climate change, according to a new study.
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Depression is on the rise in the US, especially among young teensDepression is on the rise in the United States. From 2005 to 2015, depression rose significantly among Americans age 12 and older with the most rapid increases seen in young people. This is the first study to identify trends in depression by gender, income, and education over the past decade.
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5 Things You Can Do With Animoji Image: Gizmodo/Screenshot The new iPhone X has some pretty incredible features, like the Face ID biometric lock that lets me open the phone with a look, and the huge display that takes up the majority of the front of the phone. It also has animoji , a new iMessage app that uses the Face ID sensor module to track you facial movements and map those movements to animated emoji. I know you’re very cu
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Open-source software for data from high-energy physicsMost of the universe is dark, with dark matter and dark energy comprising more than 95 percent of its mass-energy. Yet we know little about dark matter and energy. To find answers, scientists run huge high-energy physics experiments. Analyzing the results demands high-performance computing – sometimes balanced with industrial trends.
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Researchers map trends in drug developmentFrom a drug perspective, G protein-coupled receptors are the most utilised cell receptors in the body. They are uniquely accessible at the cell surface, and a third of all drugs sold in the US target them.
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To fight ISIS, take a closer look at its propaganda New research argues that ISIS propaganda is a form of strategic communication—and that studying it could aid the military fight against terrorism. Douglas Wilbur, a retired major in the US Army and a doctoral student in the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, is studying the Islamic militant organization’s propaganda texts and communication strategies. “Propaganda isn’t just one g
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What Caused the Eruption of the World's Largest Mud Volcano?Suspected link to nearby volcano range found in world's largest mud volcano eruption.
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Watching This Guy Race a Bike Down a Mountain Gave Me a Panic Attack GIF I can’t even hop a curb on my bike without feeling like a Hollywood stuntperson risking their life for a shot, so watching biker Antoine Bizet careen down a mountain in the deserts of Utah leaves me sweaty, short of breath, and happy to be safely perched in my office chair. Instead of slowly and carefully hunting for the safest path down the mountain, Bizet races down the most precarious trai
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Pseudopod protrusions propel amoeboid cells forward: A 3-D swimming modelRhythmic patterns and precise motions—these are key elements of proper swimming. Olympians demonstrate repeated patterns of breathing, with synchronized head, leg and arm movements, enthralling spectators and provoking applause for record-breaking paces. Comparable demonstrations of this pattern repetition and power usage can also be seen in a microscopic swimmer—the amoeboid cell.
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Researchers create world's first system to measure the force needed to separate a crystal's microscopic layersEighty years after the theoretical prediction of the force required to overcome the van der Waals' bonding between layers in a crystal, engineering researchers at Tohoku University have measured it directly. They report their results this week in the Journal of Applied Physics.
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Women CEOs more likely to be targeted by activist shareholdersWomen CEOs are much more likely than their male counterparts to be targeted by activist shareholders, according to research conducted by a team that included two University of Alabama business professors.
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Energy-absorbing polymer is strong but bendy A method to overcome the inherent trade-off between strength and flexibility in certain types of polymers gets inspiration from the tough, flexible polymeric byssal threads that marine mussels use to secure themselves to surfaces in the rugged intertidal zone. “It would make a great cellphone case because it would absorb a large amount of energy…” A wide range of polymer-based materials, from tir
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Trilobites: Corals May Have a Taste for Dangerous PlasticIn lab experiments, the organisms that make up reefs were observed nibbling on a confetti of broken down plastic fragments, and they seemed to be choosy.
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RUDN University researcher found out what happens to organic matter on rice fieldsA soil scientist from RUDN University has found out how plant root secretions affect microorganisms and biochemical processes in paddy soils (rice fields, for instance). Rice field soils play a very important role in the agriculture of Southeast Asia, since they cover > 160 Mio ha and are used to produce food for a quarter of world population. The results of the study were published in the Europea
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NASA investigates use of medical-like tools to study samples of the solar systemA diagnostic tool, similar in theory to those used by the medical profession to noninvasively image internal organs, bones, soft tissue, and blood vessels, could be equally effective at 'triaging' extraterrestrial rocks and other samples before they are shipped to Earth for further analysis.
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Novel technique reveals the intricate beauty of a cracked glassTypical crack speeds in glass easily surpass a kilometer per second, and broken surface features may be well smaller than a millimeter, so the processes that generate these patterns have been largely a mystery. Now, by replacing hard glass with soft but brittle gels, researchers have slowed down the cracks that precipitate fracture to mere meters per second, and unraveled the complex physical proc
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Yes, You Really Can 'Overdose' on Candy — or at Least One TypeThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a message for candy-lovers: "As it turns out, you really can overdose on candy — or, more precisely, black licorice."
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Pre-Inka elites and the social life of fragmentsObjects unearthed in the Andes tell new stories of societies lacking hierarchical leadership in the time before the Inka Empire.
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Educational computer game that immerses players in 18th-century GhanaDespite almost a decade in the gaming industry, UCI computer science professor Magda El Zarki has never worked on anything quite like "Sankofa." The recently completed computer game – created by El Zarki and a colleague, UCI history professor Patricia Seed – follows a young protagonist navigating an unconventional environment for the gaming world: 18th-century Ghana.
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Can we stop climate change by removing CO2 from the air? | Tim KrugerCould we cure climate change? Geoengineering researcher Tim Kruger wants to try. He shares one promising possibility: using natural gas to generate electricity in a way that takes carbon dioxide out of the air. Learn more -- both the potential and the risks -- about this controversial field that seeks creative, deliberate and large-scale intervention to stop the already catastrophic consequences o
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Minor merger kicks supermassive black hole into high gearAstronomers are studying the galaxy M77, which is famous for its super-active nucleus that releases enormous energy. The unprecedented deep image of the galaxy reveals evidence of a hidden minor merger billions of years ago. The discovery gives crucial evidence for the minor merger origin of active galactic nuclei.
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Genetic study uncovers evolutionary history of dingoesA major study of dingo DNA has revealed dingoes most likely migrated to Australia in two separate waves via a former land bridge with Papua New Guinea. The find has significant implications for conservation, with researchers recommending the two genetically distinct populations of dingoes be treated as different groups for management and conservation purposes.
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How the brain beats distractions to retain memoriesResearchers have recently discovered a mechanism that could explain how the brain retains working memory when faced with distractions. These findings could endow cognitive flexibility to neural networks used for artificial intelligence.
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Negligent Employees Are Stoked About Facial Recognition A recent survey shows why corporate password policies are doing very little to stop employees from mishandling their passwords. It also finds most employees favor biometric security and that Apple’s new Face ID feature is widely trusted—even though almost no one has actually used it yet. A new report by Israeli security firm Secret Double Octopus (SDO), whose password-free authentication technolo
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The Broken Check and Balance Only a country with as much going for it as the United States—scale, resources, location, historic openness to energy and ambition and change—could withstand a national governing structure as ill-matched to current conditions as America’s has become. The intricate trade-offs and compromises behind the constitutional structures of the 1780s may have suited the fledgling United States of that era—w
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Sundhedsministeren vil have sat tal på politianmeldelser af læger Ellen Trane Nørby vil gerne være med til at diskutere, om der er gået inflation i politianmeldelser af læger – men det skal ske på et oplyst grundlag. Hun har derfor bedt Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed om at lave en oversigt over de sager, der har været.
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'Monster' planet discovery challenges formation theoryA giant planet, which should not exist according to planet formation theory, has been discovered around a distant star. The new research is presented in a paper recently accepted for publication in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
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University of Seville researchers reveal the role of a DNA repair mechanismAn important step forward in understanding more exactly what the mechanisms are that allow, if not correctly repaired, certain DNA breaks to be exchanged with others, so generating chromosomal translocation.
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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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Contemporary indigenous activism reveals the role of 'place' in environmental sustainability and justice"Place-based identity" is the idea that people form a sense of place and establish connections to a geographical area. Often, place-based struggles arise when that sense of home is threatened by development or undermined by non-local actors. In a new book that focuses on place-based activism led by indigenous people in the United States, Canada and New Zealand, Soren Larsen suggests that today's p
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Future climate change may not adversely impact seafood quality, research suggestsThe eating qualities of UK oysters may not be adversely affected by future ocean acidification and global warming, new research has suggested.
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Mass seal deaths in Russia's Lake BaikalAround 130 dead seals have washed up on the shores of Russia's Lake Baikal, authorities said Tuesday, as they launched a probe into the latest problem to hit the world's deepest lake.
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Report: Hundreds Feared Killed Following Tunnel Collapse at North Korean Nuclear Test Site Mount Mantap, North Korea. (Image: Google Earth) As many as 200 workers were killed after a tunnel collapsed at North Korea’s underground nuclear test site, according to unconfirmed reports by Japanese broadcaster TV Asahi. The accident is presumed to have happened in early September following the country’s most recent test of a hydrogen bomb, which may have compromised the geological strength of
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Image: The 'Halloween crack' on Antarctica's Brunt Ice ShelfIn this image from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite mission, we can see the location of the 'Halloween crack' on Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf, highlighted in red. The former and current locations of the British Antarctic Survey's Halley research stations are also marked.
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Report finds stricter gun laws don't prevent law-abiding citizens from getting gunsMassachusetts has some of the most restrictive gun licensing laws in the country. Yet 97 percent of people who apply for a license are still granted one. That's one finding from a new Northeastern University study.
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Aged DNA may activate genes differentlyGrey hair, wisdom, and wrinkles on our skin mark us as we age, but it's the more subtle changes beneath the surface that make us old. Now, researchers have discovered that our chromosomes also wrinkle with age, changing how our immune system renews itself.
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Tiny diamonds light the way for new quantum technologiesMacquarie University researchers have made a single tiny diamond shine brightly at room temperature, a behaviour known as superradiance.
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'Monster' planet discovery challenges formation theoryA giant planet, which should not exist according to planet formation theory, has been discovered around a distant star. The new research is presented in a paper recently accepted for publication in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
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Landmark discovery turns marathon of evolution into a sprintA research collaboration has discovered a new way of rapidly generating a swathe of medically significant natural products after discovering a ground-breaking technique that turns the marathon of evolution into a sprint.
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Are red skies at night a shepherd's delight? An astronomer's viewHumans have always used simple observations of nature to try to understand our complex environment and even the wider cosmos. One such example is: "Red sky at night, shepherd's delight" and "Red sky at morning, shepherd's warning". These sayings – which date back to the Bible (Matthew 16:2b–3) – suggest that a particularly red sunset means clear weather is coming and a particularly red sunrise mea
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Waymo has a big lead in driverless cars—but here’s how it could lose it Enlarge (credit: Getty / Aurich) Waymo has long had a sizable lead in self-driving technology, and recent reports indicate that Larry Page, CEO of Waymo parent company Alphabet, is determined not to let it slip away. According to The Information's Amir Efrati , Waymo CEO John Krafcik is under pressure to launch a commercial service in the Phoenix metro area as soon as this fall. But at a Monday e
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Modified bacterium converts petroleum directly into building blocks for plasticsA bacterium is fulfilling a long-cherished wish of many chemists. The E. coli bacterium, which has been modified to equip it with special enzymes, has been shown to make building blocks for plastics, such as polyesters, directly from petroleum components called alkanes, using very little energy. This study was carried out by Youri van Nuland and he obtained his doctorate for this research at Wagen
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Concentrated CO2 enables growth spurt in algaeA new technology captures CO2 from ambient air efficiently and inexpensively. Researchers at the University of Twente used the CO2 captured to cultivate algae, but the technology can also be used in a closed cycle to store energy harnessed from the sun and wind. Algae are a promising new raw material for the food and chemistry industries.
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Tech Titans Admit to New Levels of Russian Election Meddling
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Results from the DKCRUSH-V trial reported at TCT 2017 and simultaneously published in JACCA large-scale randomized trial examining the double kissing (DK) crush two-stent technique compared with provisional stenting (PS) in the treatment of true distal bifurcation lesions of the left main artery, found that the DK crush technique was associated with a lower rate of target lesion failure at one year.
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Noise from industrial development will stress animals and change the ecology in national monuments"Every man needs a place to go where he can go crazy in peace," said author and desert rat Edward Abbey.
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LHC reaches 2017 targets ahead of scheduleToday, CERN Control Centre operators announced good news, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has successfully met its production target for 2017, delivering more than 45 inverse femtobarns to the experiments.
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The influence of a magnetic field on chiral magnetic correlationsChiral magnetism attracts a great amount of attention since the observation of chiral skyrmion lattices in the reference system MnSi. These chiral skyrmions have dimensions significantly larger than the lattice constant, are topologically protected, and may have applications in spintronics and novel devices for information storage. In systems like MnSi the non-trivial behavior emerges from a relat
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How declining mammal populations in the Florida Everglades are linked to the invasive Burmese pythonNew research published in Biology Letters looks at how declining mammal populations in the Florida Everglades is linked to the invasive Burmese python. We talked to one of the authors, Nathan Burkett-Cadena from the University of Florida, about his research and the repercussions of what he and his co-authors found.
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Radioactivity lingers from 1946-1958 nuclear bomb testsScientists have found lingering radioactivity in the lagoons of remote Marshall Island atolls in the Pacific Ocean where the United States conducted 66 nuclear weapons tests in the 1940s and 1950s.
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Eight reasons not to be spooked by spiders this HalloweenSpiders are a traditional part of a Halloween scare and for some people they have been a source of fear for years. But in reality, spiders deserve to instil a sense of amazement, not fear.
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Buy Two Board Games of Your Choice From Amazon, Get a Third Free If yesterday’s family-friendly board game sale wasn’t to your liking, now Amazon’s offering a buy two, get one free discount on a bunch of other games, including several which are more geared towards adults than the likes of Mouse Trap and Sorry! Strangely enough, we couldn’t find a single link on Amazon that included the B2G1 games, and only the B2G1 games, so we’re including all of the titles w
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Hybrids reveal the barriers to successful mating between speciesScientists don’t understand the process of speciation, but hybrids can reveal the genes that keep species apart.
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Fear Can Make You a Better Person Americans have a complicated relationship with fear. On the one hand, we enjoy fear enough to dedicate a holiday to it. This year, we will spend an estimated $9.1 billion celebrating Halloween. Horror films gross nearly half a billion dollars per year, and are known in Hollywood to have the best return on investment in the movie business. Quasi-dangerous activities like roller coasters are a big
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The Rylo Camera Makes Everything You Shoot Look AmazingThis tiny video camera perfects your footage after you shoot it with state-of-the-art software.
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Invention generates power, cleans water using untapped sourceRapid, unplanned urbanization is becoming a serious threat across the world, because it puts major stress on critical infrastructure such as water and sewer lines. Building on his team's success in India, Daniel Yeh, PhD, associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida College of Engineering, is the principal investigator of a two-year, $1.14 million g
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New report shows that inaction on climate change has 'jeopardised human life'A major new report into climate change, released today, shows that the human symptoms of climate change are unequivocal and that the delayed response to climate change over the past 25 years has jeopardised human life and livelihoods.
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New theory to explain how giant boulders got atop cliff on Bahamian island(Phys.org)—An international team of researchers has come up with a new theory to explain how two giant boulders could have made their way atop a cliff on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera. In their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group suggests that it would not have taken a super-storm, as some have suggested.
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How has air quality been affected by the US fracking boom?Urban air pollution in the U.S. has been decreasing near continuously since the 1970s.
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'Monster' planet discovery challenges formation theoryA giant planet -- the existence of which was previously thought extremely unlikely -- has been discovered by an international collaboration of astronomers, with the University of Warwick taking a leading role.
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Researchers map trends in drug developmentOne third of all drugs on the American market act on the same kind of important cell receptor -- the G protein-coupled receptors. A major mapping of these drugs by the University of Copenhagen and Uppsala University found that their pharmacological mechanisms are becoming more complex. The mapping also reveals rapid developments especially within Alzheimer's disease, obesity, asthma and diabetes.
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Flour power to boost food securityA glue-like protein that holds the wheat grain together could hold the secret for yielding more, and healthier, flour from wheat.
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Successful cardiogenic shock treatment using a percutaneous left ventricular assist deviceThe Cardiovascular Surgery Group at Osaka University succeeded in minimally invasive treatment of a patient with acute heart failure due to medical treatment-resistant cardiogenic shock by making use of Impella, a percutaneous auxiliary artificial heart, for the first time in Japan. This method is anticipated as a new therapy for treating patients with acute heart failure due to medical treatment-
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Minor merger kicks supermassive black hole into high gearA team of researchers at the National Astronomical Observatory ofJapan and the Open University of Japan used the Subaru Telescope tostudy the galaxy M77, which is famous for its super-active nucleusthat releases enormous energy. The unprecedented deep image of thegalaxy reveals evidence of a hidden minor merger billions of yearsago. The discovery gives crucial evidence for the minor merger origino
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How to Watch Facebook, Google, and Twitter Testify Before Congress This Week Photo: Getty Three of Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies will speak to three different congressional subcommittees on Tuesday and Wednesday to finally get to the bottom of, well, a lot of issues. Top priority is to discuss Russia’s use of online ads and social media to influence the 2016 US election. Here’s how you can watch it all live, no cable required. Facebook, Google, and Twitter have
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Is the Earth over-populated?In 1800 the world's population was around 1 billion people. Since then it has increased more than sevenfold to reach over 7.5 billion in 2017 (see figure 1), and is forecast to top 10 billion by 2050. Will population growth inevitably continue? Will it level off over the long term? Should we try to reduce or stop this growth?
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Shelling the seeds of the first supermassive black holesAlthough their existence is undeniable, astronomers across the world are still unsure of how supermassive black holes actually form. An EU-funded project has set out to answer this question by simulating the formation and growth of their seeds – black holes created when an extremely massive star collapses.
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Disruptive bioengineering – changing the way cells interact with each otherResearchers at the MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine have developed a new platform based on the revolutionary CRISPR/Cas9 technology, to alter the way human cells respond to external signals, and provide new opportunities for stopping cancer cells from developing.
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IceBridge launches two sets of antarctic flightsScientists with NASA's longest-running airborne mission to map polar ice, Operation IceBridge, completed a successful science flight on Oct. 29, inaugurating their 2017 survey of Antarctic sea and land ice. For the first time in its nine years of operations in the southern hemisphere, IceBridge will launch two consecutive, dedicated sets of Antarctic flights from two continents—South America and A
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Graphene enables high-speed electronics on flexible materialsA flexible detector for terahertz frequencies (1000 gigahertz) has been developed by Chalmers researchers using graphene transistors on plastic substrates. It is the first of its kind, and can extend the use of terahertz technology to applications that will require flexible electronics, such as wireless sensor networks and wearable technology. The results are published in the scientific journal Ap
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Noisy humans rob spinner dolphins of their rest Conservationists have long feared that interactions caused by dolphin-encounter boat tours and other human activities disturb spinner dolphins when they normally rest. A 2011 tsunami in Hawaii confirmed it. The tsunami, triggered by the same earthquake that caused the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan and reached waters along the island of Hawaii’s Kona Coast, gave scientists a rare glimpse int
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Cord blood boosts motor skills of some kids with CP An infusion of cells from a child’s own umbilical cord blood appears to improve brain connectivity and motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy. As reported in Stem Cells Translational Medicine , the placebo-controlled, phase two trial included 63 children with varied types and severities of spastic cerebral palsy, a condition usually caused by brain damage before or at birth. Child
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Københavnske skybrudstunneller bliver mindst 800 mio. kr dyrereTre skybrudstunneler i Hovedstadsområdet skal både være større og håndtere større vandmængder end tidligere antaget. Regningen ender hos kunderne.
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NUS researchers unravel new insights into how brain beats distractions to retain memoriesResearchers from the National University of Singapore have recently discovered a mechanism that could explain how the brain retains working memory when faced with distractions. These findings could endow cognitive flexibility to neural networks used for artificial intelligence.
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Should patients with cardiogenic shock receive culprit lesion only PCI or multivessel PCI?Results from the prospective, randomized, multicenter CULPRIT-SHOCK trial found that an initial strategy of culprit lesion only percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) reduces the composite of 30-day mortality and/or severe renal failure in patients with multivessel disease and cardiogenic shock complicating acute myocardial infarction.
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A special issue to commemorate the centenary of Duzheng Ye's birthThe special issue consists of four reviews and five original articles, each focusing on an aspect of Ye's achievements and the latest developments based on or inspired by his theories, including establishing Tibetan Plateau meteorology; developing the theory of atmospheric longwave energy dispersion, and therefore providing the theoretical basis for modern weather forecasting; revealing seasonal a
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Genetic study uncovers evolutionary history of dingoesA major study of dingo DNA has revealed dingoes most likely migrated to Australia in two separate waves via a former land bridge with Papua New Guinea. The find has significant implications for conservation, with researchers recommending the two genetically distinct populations of dingoes be treated as different groups for management and conservation purposes.
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Results from the EXCEL QOL study reported at TCT 2017 and published simultaneously in JACCNew study results from the EXCEL trial comparing the quality of life (QoL) of patients with left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD) receiving percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) versus coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) found significant and similar QoL improvement at three years, although a greater benefit was observed with PCI at one month.
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Graphene enables high-speed electronics on flexible materialsA flexible detector for terahertz frequencies (1,000 gigahertz) has been developed by Chalmers researchers using graphene transistors on plastic substrates. It is the first of its kind, and can extend the use of terahertz technology to applications that will require flexible electronics, such as wireless sensor networks and wearable technology. The results are published in the scientific journal A
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Apple reportedly building iPhones, iPads without Qualcomm chips Enlarge / The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. (credit: Samuel Axon) The latest news in the Apple-Qualcomm saga suggests that Apple may be trying to leave the chipmaker behind as soon as next year. A report by The Wall Street Journal states that Apple is designing iPhones and iPads that do not use Qualcomm components. Instead, the tech giant may source modem chips from Intel or MediaTek. Apple began s
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What should governments be doing about the rise of artificial intelligence?There is little doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming almost every facet of human life. How far this transformation will go and what the full ramifications for society will be are still unknown but this hasn't prevented people from making both optimistic and dire predictions.
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Enzymes from dangerous bacteria turn into important tools for protein chemistryPhilipp Ochtrop from Umeå University has worked on a project to turn the two enzymes AnkX and Lem3 from the disease causing bacteria Legionella pneumophila into a valuable tool for the chemical modification of proteins. This new approach for protein functionalization can enable scientists to investigate protein function and develop new drugs against life threatening diseases.
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On the hunt for new and peculiar superconductorsAnnica Black-Schaffer wants to understand unconventional superconductors. The fact that she recently received the prestigious ERC Starting Grant and is a former recipient of grants from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is a testament to the interest in her research. One beckoning application is tomorrow's supercomputers.
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Three ways to preserve a Neolithic siteAn EPFL study commissioned by the Canton of Bern has come up with three possible ways of protecting the Sutz-Lattrigen archaeological site, which offers a rare insight into the lives of pile dwellers. Sutz-Lattrigen was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2011.
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New model to research activity around quasars, black holesA University of Wyoming researcher played a key role in a study that suggests a newly developed computer model can more accurately explain the diversity of quasar broad emission line regions, which are the clouds of hot, ionized gas that surround the supermassive black holes feeding in the centers of galaxies.
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Minor merger kicks supermassive black hole into high gearThe galaxy Messier 77 (M77) is famous for its super-active nucleus that releases enormous energy across the electromagnetic spectrum, ranging from x-ray to radio wavelengths. Yet, despite its highly active core, the galaxy looks like any normal quiet spiral. There's no visual sign of what is causing its central region to radiate so extensively. It has long been a mystery why only the center of M77
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Portable holographic microscope makes field diagnosis possibleA portable holographic field microscope developed by UConn optical engineers could provide medical professionals with a fast and reliable new tool for the identification of diseased cells and other biological specimens.
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Internationalt studie viser fordel ved diabetesscreening Det kan være en stor gevinst ved screening for diabetes type 2, viser internationalt studie. Dansk forsker mener, at evidensen for opportunistisk screening på diabetesområdet er så god, som den kan blive.
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Geneticists Are Starting to Unravel Evolution's Role in Mental IllnessHints emerge that past environments could have influenced psychiatric disorders -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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'The Devil's element': the dark side of phosphorus It glows and burns and is associated with glowing skulls, graveyard ghosts and spontaneous human combustion – not to mention painful and fatal illness I would like to tell you about phosphorus , my favourite element in the periodic table. Phosphorus is an excellent candidate for a poison blog as there are a surprising number of ways it can kill you. It is also the most appropriate element for a H
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Working Out in a Group Is Better for Your Mental Wellbeing Than Going at It Alone, Suggests Study Image: Army Medicine/Flickr The way we exercise and who we choose to do it with is a very personal thing, but new research suggests that working out in a group setting has its advantages, resulting in significant improvements to physical, mental, and emotional measures. Those who workout alone, by contrast, experience virtually no changes in stress levels or perceived levels of fitness, at least
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Video: How Silly Putty is like boneGeoffrey Tanner, assistant professor-in-residence of physiology and neurobiology, explains to a class how silly putty is like bone.
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Researchers achieve breakthrough in 3-D printed marine grade stainless steel"Marine grade" stainless steel is valued for its performance under corrosive environments and for its high ductility—the ability to bend without breaking under stress—making it a preferred choice for oil pipelines, welding, kitchen utensils, chemical equipment, medical implants, engine parts and nuclear waste storage. However, conventional techniques for strengthening this class of stainless steel
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SMART: Facial recognition for molecular structuresAn interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of California San Diego has developed a method to identify the molecular structures of natural products that is significantly faster and more accurate than existing methods. The method works like facial recognition for molecular structures: It uses a piece of spectral data unique to each molecule and then runs it through a deep learning ne
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What the Charge of Conspiracy Against the United States Means How serious is the charge against President Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, indicted for conspiring against the United States? Read More
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Kindle Oasis 7-inch review: tougher, smarter, and not for everyone Gadgets Amazon's first waterproof e-reader is ready for the beach and bathtub, but not your bed. Our full review of Amazon's 7-inch, waterproof e-reader.
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Smoking may cause inflammatory bowel diseaseA new study shows for the first time a direct effect of cigarette smoke on bowel inflammation. The researchers find that mice exposed to cigarette smoke develop a type of colitis resembling Crohn's disease. The researchers also identified a specific immune cell responsible for the effect. These findings could help scientists develop new treatments for inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn's d
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'Precision medicine' for cancer patients may not always be so preciseA new study finds that precision medicine for oncology -- genetic testing to determine the best drug treatment for each cancer patient -- is not always so precise when applied to people of non-European descent. Researchers found that precision medicine using a tumor-only approach to guide therapeutic intervention is less precise for people whose ancestors are from Latin America, Africa and Asia.
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Spooky conservation: Saving endangered species over our dead bodiesThe secret to the survival of critically endangered wildlife could lie beyond the grave, according to a University of Queensland researcher.The ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions' Dr. Matthew Holden suggests revenue from human burials could fund nature reserves and parks for threatened species, effectively amounting to dead humans protecting living creatures.
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Computer tænker som et menneske og snyder sikkerhedssystemEn ny kunstig intelligens klarer sikkerhedstest på nettet, som kun mennesker burde kunne løse.
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UK’s plan to tackle ‘crack cocaine’ of gambling lacks evidenceFixed-odds betting terminals suck in problem gamblers with the lure of quick wins, but few studies have investigated how to reduce their harm
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New report: Entrepreneurial space age began in 2009 Enlarge / Equity investment in the space sector since the dawn of the "Entrepreneurial" space age. (credit: Space Angels) In July 2009, SpaceX launched its first commercial payload—a 50kg Earth observation satellite for Malaysia—which flew into space aboard a privately developed rocket. According to a new space investment report that will be published Tuesday by the Space Angels, an angel fund an
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Giant radio galaxy found by Indian astronomers(Phys.org)—A team of Indian astronomers reports the discovery of a new giant radio galaxy (GRG) using the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT). With a linear size of more than 7 million light years, it is one of the largest GRGs known to date. The finding was presented October 17 in a research paper published on the arXiv pre-print repository.
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The Success of Justice League Could Decide the Fate of the Standalone Flash Film Thomas Jane teases the premise of the Predator reboot. Casting calls for Titans could reveal some more comic book favorites coming to the show. A Blair Witch TV series could be on the way. Plus, Black Lightning casts an intriguing comic book love interest, and Selina gets a costume upgrade on Gotham . Happy Spoiloween, everybody! Flashpoint On the latest episode of Meet the Movie Press, Variety’s
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The New Kindle Oasis Is the Best Ereader of All Time, But Is It Worth It? I’m not terribly fussy about how I read. I used an old Kindle Keyboard until a stray pen in my backpack broke its display, and I’ve long happily used a Paperwhite without so much as considering the fancier Kindles Amazon has released since I got it back in 2013. Hell, half the time I’m just reading on the Kindle smartphone app for a few minutes here and there between glances at my email. So the n
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More anxiety, depression among undocumented Mexican immigrants Nearly one quarter of undocumented Mexican immigrants living near the California-Mexico border have a mental disorder, particularly depression or anxiety, a new study finds. The study examines the prevalence of mental disorders and substance use among Mexican immigrants residing near the California-Mexico border without legal authorization. Given that the city where researchers conducted the stud
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An RNA TREAT for HalloweenJeff Chao, Junior group leader at the FMI, and his group developed a sophisticated method to measure mRNA degradation in single cells. They developed a fluorescent biosensor that allows the distinction of intact transcripts and degradation intermediates. This novel method, known as TREAT, nicely complements the method they developed earlier, called TRICK, that measures protein translation.
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Flour power to boost food securityThe discovery of genes that determine the yield of flour from wheat could increase milling yield, boosting food security and producing a healthier flour.
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Research suggests American Indians are finding 'image power' with social mediaThroughout the United States' history, American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) communities have struggled with misrepresented portrayals in media and entertainment, ranging from silly characterizations to harmful stereotypes.
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Genetic study uncovers evolutionary history of dingoesA major study of dingo DNA has revealed dingoes most likely migrated to Australia in two separate waves via a former land bridge with Papua New Guinea.
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Physicists' work deepens understanding of antipolar cation motionsUniversity of Arkansas physicists studying antipolar cation motions found new features that deepen the knowledge on this intriguing effect. The study, by physics graduate student Kinnary Patel, research professor Sergey Prosandeev and Distinguished Professor Laurent Bellaiche, was published in August in the journal npj Computational Materials.
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African-Americans say they are still treated unfairly, Harvard researchers findHalf a century after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, more than half of black Americans still experience some form of racial bias, with systemic effects ranging from unequal prison terms to premature death, according to a new poll from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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Selvkørende forsøg: Dansk firma er alene om at tage første skridtAutonomous Mobility har som de første og eneste i Danmark søgt om forsøg med selvkørende biler.
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Monster colliding black holes might lurk on the edge of spiral galaxiesThe outskirts of spiral galaxies like our own could be crowded with colliding black holes of massive proportions and a prime location for scientists hunting the sources of gravitational waves, said researchers. Their study identifies an overlooked region potentially rife with orbiting black holes. Identifying host galaxies of merging massive black holes could help explain how orbiting pairs of bla
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Cod and haddock 'may vanish' from Scotland's west coastHerring and haddock could also disappear by the turn of the century due to global warming, warn scientists.
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How to Spot a Twitter Bot Give it a calfskin wallet. (Image from Blade Runner ) I like to spend my one wild and precious life arguing with strangers in Twitter reply threads. But I want them to be real strangers, not bots, spammers, or fake identities. I don’t want to waste any of my over-wrought insults and smug dunks on a fake account. And since bots make up 15% of Twitter users , that can take some research. You might
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System for performing 'tensor algebra' offers 100-fold speedups over previous software packagesWe live in the age of big data, but most of that data is "sparse." Imagine, for instance, a massive table that mapped all of Amazon's customers against all of its products, with a "1" for each product a given customer bought and a "0" otherwise. The table would be mostly zeroes.
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Breeding resistant chickens for improved food safetyA new test developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in College Station, Texas, could make it easier to breed pathogen-resistant chickens.
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21 kvinder har fået konstateret brystkræft ved ekstra sikkerhedstjekI august lød meldingen fra Regionshospitalet Viborg, at fem kvinder havde fået diagnostiseret brystkræft efter genundersøgelse, da der var mistanke om fejl ved første undersøgelse. Nu er tallet oppe på 21 kvinder.
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Enzyme discovery could offer new malaria drugs Scientists have identified two crucial enzymes in the malaria parasite’s arsenal—and a drug that cures malaria in mice works via one of them. The discovery suggests that targeting the enzymes—one that helps the microbe invade red blood cells and the other that eases the parasite’s escape so it can move on to infect other cells—could lead to new kinds of anti-malarial drugs. “We identified enzymes
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Melting snow aids absorption of carbon dioxideIt appears that something good can come from something bad. Although rising global temperatures are causing seasonal snow cover to melt earlier in the spring, this allows for the snow-free boreal forests to absorb more carbon dioxide from our atmosphere.
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Video: Italy from the Space StationFilmed with a RED Dragon camera aboard the International Space Station by ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli on 29 August 2017, the video is shown real time as the ISS flew over Italy.
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Zombie Apocalypse 101 Now that it’s Halloween, it’s only appropriate that we ask ourselves: What do we do if—or when—a zombie apocalypse occurs? In movies, books, and shows, zombies are depicted as reanimated corpses that feed on living humans (more often than not, on their brains ). So in the spirit of the holiday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) uses the fictional monster to outline everything t
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Better injection systems for diesel enginesOne of the elements modern diesel engines require to become energy-efficient and clean are precisely controllable injection nozzles using piezo crystals. How exactly these crystals work has not been fully understood to date. In a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF, a group of researchers from Leoben has now managed to make this technology more reliable and efficient. Their results are
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Cold temperatures found to cause nasal structure similarities between Neanderthal and modern humans(Phys.org)—An international team of researchers has found that Neanderthals and modern humans both evolved in ways that allowed for better breathing through the nose in a cold climate. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group also notes that there were similarities in the ways that both adapted to the cold.
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Image: Saturn's north poleReflected sunlight is the source of the illumination for visible wavelength images such as the one above. However, at longer infrared wavelengths, direct thermal emission from objects dominates over reflected sunlight. This enabled instruments that can detect infrared radiation to observe the pole even in the dark days of winter when Cassini first arrived at Saturn and Saturn's northern hemisphere
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Major enhancements unveiled on 'Closer to Van Eyck' web applicationThe Getty Foundation and the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) announced today the launch of major enhancements to the website 'Closer to Van Eyck,' which provides breathtaking details of one of the most important works of art in the world, the Ghent Altarpiece. Enhancements include new images of the work under various stages of conservation treatment, a larger range of te
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British Antarctic research station to shut for second winter as cracks in ice grow Having changed location earlier this year to avoid being cut off, the Halley VI station will close again over fears that the ice shelf it stands on may break A British research station in Antarctica is being shut down for the second winter in a row following concerns over growing cracks in the 150-metre thick ice shelf on which it stands. The Halley VI station, which is parked on the Brunt ice sh
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New method makes bioethanol from waste in existing plantsIt is possible to produce bioethanol from agricultural and industrial waste in existing plants in a socioeconomically sustainable way. A research project has been carried out by doctoral student Ramkumar Nair at the University of Borås, Sweden, in which he verified a new process model.
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Scientists work to make biodegradable plastic from sunlightMichigan State University scientists are proposing a new way to economically produce biodegradable plastics with sunlight and help from an ancient microorganism.
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Spanish government takes control of Catalonian universities Madrid will oversee the finances of the region's research centres and seven public universities. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22922
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Image of the Day: Painting with VirusesResearchers have used a modified rabies virus and fluorescent proteins to tag individual nerve cells in the mouse visual cortex.
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UK's Halley Antarctic base set for second closureThe UK's Halley station will be mothballed again this year because of uncertainty over ice cracks.
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Pumpkins evolved from a literal genetic (monster) mash-up Environment And other spooky adventures in plant genetics, just in time for Halloween. Pumpkins are, arguably, the least spooky part of Halloween. They are also the least contentious (see: candy corn), the most orange, and—scientifically speaking—the…
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October's Best Gear: Pixel 2, Surface Book 2, Sonos One, and MoreOur favorite gadgets, from smart speakers to fancy laptops.
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The reminiscence bump: why America’s greatest year was probably when you were young We tend to recall more memories from our youth than other times in our life. And recent work suggests that this reminiscence bump might help to explain one of Trump’s much-loved slogans In 2016, as Donald Trump was busy securing the Republican nomination by promising to “Make America Great Again”, a survey of Americans asked a seemingly simple question: in which year was the country great in the
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Shortfall in climate action is 'catastrophic': UNThere is a "catastrophic" gap between national pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the actions needed to cap global warming below two degrees Celsius, the UN's environment chief warned Tuesday, days ahead of global climate talks in Bonn.
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China says social media companies must 'punish' employeesChina has ordered online platforms to punish staff who spread "illegal" content domestically, in the latest move by authorities to tighten policing of the web.
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You can stymie the iPhone X Face ID - but it takes some workApple is offering a nifty way to unlock its new iPhone X—just stare at it.
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Crows Are Doing the Best They Can The first thing to know about crows is that a group of them is called a murder . In America, crows count as a Halloween decoration, like skeletons and mini-gravestones. Homeowners perch plastic ones in their trees to instill fear in passersby. People in many cultures consider the crow to be an omen, a harbinger of war and death. In Islamic hadith , reports about Muhammad’s sayings and practices,
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Treat Yourself To a New Citizen Watch From This One-Day Amazon Sale Citizen Watch Gold Box Today only, Amazon’s offering big discounts on 10 different Citizen watches , including a couple Eco-Drive models that never need a battery, for both men and women. Time’s ticking away on this deal though, and it’ll be gone by the end of the day. More Deals
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'I Wake Up in a Pool of Blood': These Horror Stories Were Written by an AIA neural network that was raised on a diet of horror tales is penning original scary stories, and finding collaborators on Twitter.
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Aftale sikrer lægevagten i Sjælland Region Sjælland og de praktiserende læger i regionen er blevet enige om en aftale, der sikrer lægevagtsordningen i hele regionen.
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Lytter Facebook til alt hvad du siger?Facebook må endnu engang benægte rygter om, at appen lytter med hele tiden, for at vise dig annoncer om hvad du snakker om.
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Spørg Læserne: Hvordan tømmer man hurtigst en flaske?Hjælp vores læser med at løse en tvist med kollegerne.
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FBI Says Remaining JFK Assassination Files Will Be Released (With Redactions) in Coming Weeks President John F. Kennedy enters his White House car after attending a showing of the movie “Spartacus” in a downtown theatre in Washington on February 3, 1961. (AP Photo/William J. Smith) After a couple of false starts , the FBI claims that the remaining JFK assassination files that were scheduled to be released last week will finally be made public. But historians and researchers still might be
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How the Dead Danced with The Living in Medieval SocietyFor some, the non-living were just another age group -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Midlertidige regionsklinikker skal dække syv ydernumre i Nordjylland Region Nordjylland har haft otte ydernumre i udbud, men kun et enkelt er blevet overtaget af en praktiserende læge.
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Læge forsvarer ph.d.-afhandling om app til unge med diabetesPernille Castensøe-Seidenfaden, læge på Nordsjællands Hospital, fortæller om resultaterne af sin ph.d.-afhandling på fredag.
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What Congress Should Ask Tech Executives About RussiaExecutives from Facebook, Google, and Twitter will testify to three congressional committees about Russia and the 2016 election.
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China Tests the Limits of Its US Hacking TruceAs the Trump administration reups an anti-hacking agreement with China, security researchers say China is inching its toes up to that red line.
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Museums Are Ready for the Next Natural Disaster. Are You?After Sandy, climate-resilient design is on the rise. Museums, seeking to protect their priceless art, are on the cutting edge.
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The U.S. Isn’t Prepared for the Next Recession Maybe it will start with a failed initial public offering, followed by the revelation of widespread fraud in Silicon Valley. Perhaps energy prices will spike, sapping the finances of anyone who drives a car to work. Maybe a foreign crisis will cause a credit crunch, or President Trump will spark a global trade war. A recession might seem like a distant concern, with the latest data showing that t
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Netflix’s 'Skip Intro' Button Makes TV Ever More Like an App When the commercial web was new, its acolytes were eager to show it off. The scientific-research and literary communities, where the web originated, envisioned it as a nonlinear platform for authorship and publishing. But the dot-coms and the advertisers and the interactive agencies saw the web as a new kind of billboard or video screen. To them, it was the fusion of the television and the CD-ROM
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George Clooney Explains How Suburbicon Happened This story contains spoilers for the plot of Suburbicon . When George Clooney first worked on Suburbicon , he was attached as an actor. His frequent collaborators, the Coen brothers, had cast him in the small role of a crafty insurance investigator in a dark 1950s comedy about a murder plot gone wrong. The project, planned in the mid-2000s, never came to fruition, and the Coens and Clooney moved
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Spicy Foods Trick the Brain to Use Less SaltFans of spicy foods might be doing their hearts a favor by adding more heat to their meals, a new study from China suggests.
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X-Rays Reveal Ghostly Portrait of Mary, Queen of ScotsThe ghostly, unfinished portrait of a woman believed to be Mary, Queen of Scots has been found underneath the 16th-century portrait of a man dressed in a black doublet, according to new research.
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Woman Gets Pregnant While Already Pregnant: Rare 'Twin' Case ExplainedA California woman became pregnant while she was already pregnant, in an extremely rare case that resulted in her carrying "twins" with two different sets of parents.
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We Should Not Treat All Patients the SameIn health care, context matters -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Emissions gap remains 'alarmingly high' says UNCarbon cuts planned under the Paris accord still fall well short of what's needed, says the UN.
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Det er negativt at være sort og homoseksuel ifølge Googles sprogforståelses-algoritme Forsøg med Googles Natural Language API viser, at algoritmen bagved diskriminerer. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/negativt-at-vaere-sort-homoseksuel-ifoelge-googles-sprogforstaaelses-algoritme-1082219 Version2
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Mediestunt: Robotten Sophia er lige så menneskelig som en spilledåseRobotten Sophia fik i weekenden tildelt statsborgerskab i Saudi-Arabien. Men hele seancen var et stort PR-stunt, og de fleste medier faldt for det.
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Stamcellebehandling kan modvirke alderens skrøbelighedTo nye amerikanske forsøg med ældre viser, at patienterne kommer i bedre form ved en infusion af en bestemt type voksenstamceller.
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Astronomers Spy Planet-Spawning Vortex around Young StarDeeper glimpses into protoplanetary disks shed light on how planets are born -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Muskelsvindfonden: Medicinrådet negligerer prioriteringsprincipper i Spinraza-vurderingMed Medicinrådets afvisning af Spinraza som standardbehandling mod sjælden muskelsvindsygdom negligerer rådet Folketingets principper for prioritering for sygehuslægemidler, påpeger Muskelsvindfonden.
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What it’s like to ride in a Waymo driverless car Enlarge (credit: Waymo) ATWATER, Calif.—I've never ridden in a car with no one in the driver's seat before. Still, I wasn't exactly blown away. We've known for several years now that Waymo's (previously Google's) cars can handle most road conditions without a safety driver intervening. Last year, the company reported that its cars could go about 5,000 miles on California roads, on average, betwee
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Giving rookie dads the online info they really needExpectant and new parents often turn to the internet for parenting prep, but it turns out that dads often don't seem to find the information they say they need about pregnancy, parenthood and routes to their own mental health and well-being. A new study from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre highlights just what soon-to-be and new fathers want to see in a dad-focused we
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New toolkit reveals novel cancer genesA new statistical model has enabled researchers to pinpoint 27 novel genes thought to prevent cancer from forming, in an analysis of over 2,000 tumors across 12 human cancer types. The findings could help create new cancer treatments that target these genes, and open up other avenues of cancer research.
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Lemurs are weird because Madagascar's fruit is weirdLemurs eat way less fruit than most other primates, and scientists have a new hypothesis as to why: the fruit on Madagascar, where the lemurs live, is unusually low in protein. Scientists posit that the evolution of unusual dietary behaviors in lemurs, from leaf-eating to hibernating, is tied to fruit quality.
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Future volcanic eruptions could cause more climate disruptionMajor volcanic eruptions in the future have the potential to affect global temperatures and precipitation more dramatically than in the past because of climate change, according to a new study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
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Luftforurening gør kinesiske solanlæg mindre effektiveKina vil have mere solenergi og færre kulkraftværker. Men luftforurening blokerer for sollyset.
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iPhone X First Look: Let's Talk About Face ID All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo The iPhone X’s Face ID camera module has received a bit more press than Apple might’ve intended. The facial recognition security tech was the whiz-bang feature that caught everybody’s eye during the Tim Cook and friends keynote—and later it was repeatedly fingered as the culprit behind the long-rumored iPhone X shortages and delays. So what’s the deal with it? I pic
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DigitalGlobe and Orbital Insight Join Up to (Really) Enhance Images From SpaceThe satellite company and the AI company are using the cloud to interpret the Earth.
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Apple iPhone X Camera TestWe took Apple's iPhone X on a trampoline to test the camera's image stabilization and slow-motion capture capabilities.
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The College Kids Doing What Twitter Won'tThe 20-year-old kids behind RoBhat Labs are unearthing the hidden bots that plague the social media giant—so, why isn't Twitter?
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Mueller's Investigation Is a Rebuke to Kleptocracy Nobody knows how Monday’s indictment of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, and the disclosure of a plea deal by George Papadopoulos, fit into Robert Mueller’s broader investigation of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign. But Mueller’s filings stand on their own as an important rebuke to global kleptocracy. That’s because the American face of the problem is Paul Manafort. As an international poli
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Future volcanic eruptions could cause more climate disruptionMajor volcanic eruptions in the future have the potential to affect global temperatures and precipitation more dramatically than in the past because of climate change, according to a new study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).
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Lemurs are weird because Madagascar's fruit is weirdLemurs are primates like us, but they're the weird cousins. They're found only on Madagascar off the coast of Africa, and they fight by secreting smelly paste from their shoulders and using their tails to waft the scent at their rivals. Some lemur species become inactive or hibernate when food is scarce, and other species eat all day and all night to get enough nutrients. Another thing that sets t
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Krigen om hurtige CPU'er til den bærbare i gang igenCPU-krigen er tilbage med ægte konkurrence mellem AMD og Intel på topmodeller.
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Energy efficiency labeling for homes has little effect on purchase priceMost buyers aren't thinking about energy performance certification when they're house shopping. That's the conclusion of a team of researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) after they conducted a thorough assessment of how the labels affected home pricing.
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Trust nobody? No thanksTrust in traditional institutions is in decline, but that doesn’t mean we should believe self-appointed anti-experts
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Alzheimer’s may be able to spread through blood transfusionsA protein might be capable of spreading Alzheimer’s through blood transfusions and surgical equipment, but we don’t know yet how much of a risk this is
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Surprising monkey study finds bad times do not cause group members to change behaviorResearchers have observed an unexpected behavioral pattern in monkeys in Puerto Rico. It is known that as the population density of the group rises, the group as a whole produces fewer babies. But to the surprise of researchers, it turns out that the behavior of the group's individual members did not change. What explains this phenomenon?
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Cobalt and tungsten—the key to cheaper, cleaner hydrogenElectrolysis, splitting water molecules with electricity, is the cleanest way to obtain hydrogen, a clean and renewable fuel. Now, researchers at ICIQ and URV, led by Prof. José Ramón Galán-Mascarós, have designed a new catalyst that reduces the cost of electrolytic hydrogen production. Catalysts reduce the amount of electricity needed to break the chemical bonds, speed up the reaction and minimis
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Genome scientists use UK Salmonella cases to shed light on African epidemicScientists at the University of Liverpool and Public Health England have used Salmonella genome data from a UK public health surveillance study to gain new insights into the Salmonella epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Right-handed baseball players more successful when batting left-handedIt is known that baseball players who bat left-handed are overrepresented in the sport. But new research by David Mann (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Florian Loffing (University of Oldenburg) and Peter Allen (Anglia Ruskin University) shows that baseball players who bat left but throw right-handed have a surprising advantage, and have a more successful career, than players who bat and throw left-
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Aging has distinct and opposite effects on tendon in males and femalesNew research from the University of Liverpool, published in the journal Scientific Reports, has identified that in tendon aging has distinct and opposite effects on the genes expressed in males and females.
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Higher thyroid hormone levels associated with artery disease and deathHigh and high-normal levels of a thyroid hormone called free thyroxine or FT4, were associated with artery disease and death in elderly and middle-aged people.
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Spicy food may curb unhealthy cravings for saltPeople who enjoy spicy foods appear to eat less salt and have lower blood pressure. Spicy foods may increase sensitivity to salt, reducing how much salt is eaten.
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Forskere kortlægger tendenser i medicinudviklingEn tredjedel af al medicin på det amerikanske marked påvirker en samme slags vigtige cellereceptorer,...
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VIDEO: Apple Pay undertrykker MobilePay helt automatisk DOKUMENTATION: Apple Pay gør det umuligt at bruge MobilePay på en Iphone. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/video-her-bliver-mobile-pay-trumfet-apple-pay-1082239 Version2 Forside relaterede artikler Betalings-apps spænder ben for hinanden: Vi efterlades uvidende om anvendt betalingskort
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Scientists From Around The World Report On Health Effects From Climate Change A big, international team of scientists has come together to assess how climate change has affected people's health around the world in the past few decades. A rise in heat waves and weather-related disasters threatens the health of millions each year.
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Study: CEOs Who Invest In Social Responsibility Initiatives Risk Their Jobs A new study shows that CEOs who invest in corporate social responsibility initiatives put themselves at significant risk of losing their jobs.
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The Islamic World Doesn't Need a Reformation Various Western intellectuals, ranging from Thomas Friedman to Ayaan Hirsi Ali , have argued over the past decades that Muslims need their own Martin Luther to save themselves from intolerance and dogmatism. The Protestant Reformation that Luther triggered exactly 500 years ago, these intellectuals suggest, can serve as a model for a potential Muslim Reformation. But is there such a connection be
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Apple engineer fired after daughter posts video of iPhone XIf you work at Apple, you should take a lesson from the movie "Fight Club."
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Alzheimer's disease might be a 'whole body' problemCanadian and Chinese scientists, using surgically-joined mice, find that amyloid-beta -- the protein that causes Alzheimer's disease -- can travel from other parts of the body to the brain, where it does its damage.
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Climate change isn’t just hurting the planet – it’s a public health emergency | Christiana Figueres Doctors have revealed that millions are already suffering the effects, in the spread of infectious diseases, uneven crop yields and longer allergy seasons • Christiana Figueres is chair of the Lancet Countdown advisory board When the doctor tells you that your cholesterol is too high, you tend to listen and change your diet. When the world’s climate scientists tell us that temperatures are rising
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Climate change will kill millions but you knew that alreadyIt’s no surprise, but an analysis has predicted deadly heatwaves, more deaths from starvation, and a boom in mosquito-borne diseases thanks to climate change
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Donor organs created by dissolving and rebuilding pig liversA liver grown in a lab by dissolving cells in a pig organ and then reinfusing it with new ones offers hope that we could create transplant organs on demand
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We have four years fewer to slash carbon emissions than thoughtSoils in cold regions may release far more carbon than expected as world warms, and that means our carbon budget is smaller than we thought it is
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Hey Trump, the 1970s called and it wants its drug policies backPresident Trump is right to declare the opioid crisis an emergency but his strategy is a mishmash of failed policies from last century, says Samantha Murphy
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A legal trade in rhino horn could be twice as big as illegal oneLegalising the trade in rhino horn from South Africa could match black market supply and maybe even double it, with the aim of driving poachers out of business
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Outrage after Kyrgyzstan reburies its only ancient mummyScientists have called for Kyrgyzstan's only mummy to be immediately dug back up after the 1,500-year-old relic was taken from a museum and hastily reburied on the eve of a presidential election in a decision celebrated by self-professed psychics.
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$129 bn in extreme weather losses last year: climate reportExtreme weather caused some $129 billion (111 billion euros) in economic losses last year, said a report Tuesday that warned the bill will keep climbing as climate change boosts droughts, storms and floods.
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Singapore opens new, high-tech airport terminalSingapore's Changi Airport opened a cutting-edge terminal Tuesday with a fully automated check-in system including facial scanning and computerised baggage drop points, but some passengers struggled with the new technology.
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China's Xi meets Zuckerberg, Cook in BeijingApple's Tim Cook and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, state media said Tuesday, as the Communist Party pushes for a larger role in private firms.
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Fires destroy part of Hewlett-Packard archivesCalifornia's deadly wildfires destroyed much of an archive from tech pioneers William Hewlett and David Packard, such as a decades-old memo in which Hewlett proposes designing a calculator that can fit in his pocket, authorities involved with the archives say.
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Samsung Electronics logs record-high profit on memory chipsSamsung Electronics Co. reported another record high in quarterly earnings Tuesday thanks to the unprecedented boom in the memory chip industry and predicted that another record-breaking quarter is on the horizon, a breathtaking run for a company fighting to get its leader out of jail.
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Google-bred Waymo aims to shift robotic cars into next gearGoogle's self-driving car spin-off is accelerating efforts to convince the public that its technology is almost ready to safely transport people without any human assistance at all.
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The Devilish Side of Psychiatry Final Destination 3 (2006) The devil always experienced malicious pleasure in imposing himself in neuropsychiatric nosology Olry and Haines (2017) published a mischievous article in the Journal of the History of the Neurosciences : Having an inquiring mind by nature, the Devil always managed to interfere in all spheres of human activity, including the sciences. ... Biologists use an enzyme called
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Facial Cupping: A Kinder, Gentler, Sillier Kind of CuppingA new cupping fad using silicone devices is gentler than traditional cupping, but even sillier. There is no evidence of health benefits.
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I Went for a Ride in a Waymo Self-Driving Car, Which Was Surprisingly Chill Photo: Waymo Waymo, the self-driving car group born out of Google’s secretive moonshot unit and recently spun out as its own company, has made a bunch of self-driving cars—around 100 of its current Chrysler iteration, with another 500 in the works, not to mention probably lots more than that in the future. Yesterday, Waymo let a gaggle of reporters ride around in said Chryslers at its test facili
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Searching for the Old Ones: Lovecraftian giant cephalopods and the fossil record Enigmatic ocean giants, giant squid and colossal squid are the largest living invertebrates but even larger suckered giants may have lived in the past We’ve already looked at ghosts and zombies in the fossil record but if you fancy your Halloween horrors a little more Lovecraftian then I’ve got some ancient suckered creatures from the depths of the ocean and time for you. Tenuous seasonal segue o
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Inside Castle, Where Google's Waymo Tests Its Self-Driving CarsAnd all the questions we still have about how the technology's path to commercialization.
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Betalings-apps spænder ben for hinanden: Vi efterlades uvidende om anvendt betalingskort Mobilbetalinger gør det på en gang nemt og enormt forvirrende at betale. Og på visse terminaler er Apple Pay svær at komme uden om. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/mobilbetalings-apps-spaender-ben-hinanden-total-forvirring-ved-kasse-1082238 Version2
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What is exploding head syndrome? Comparatively little is known about exploding head syndrome and sleep paralysis, so we’re launching the first large-scale survey into both disorders Of all the sleep disorders, “exploding head syndrome” (EHS) has arguably the most intriguing name. EHS has been described as “a sensory parasomnia characterised by the perception of loud noises and/or a sense of explosion in the head when transitioni
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A Lesson From the Biggest Losers: Exercise Keeps Off the WeightPhysical activity made all the difference to participants who managed to keep the pounds from returning, a new study finds.
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Intern kamp mellem afdelinger i dansk firma tabte kunder Sælgere og folk i administrationen glemte deres fælles opgave og så sig selv som ofre for de andre – og dermed ansvarsfri. Det kostede en vigtig kunde, fortæller ledelsesrådgiver. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/intern-kamp-mellem-afdelinger-dansk-firma-tabte-kunder-10794 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Banedanmark finder det »besynderligt« at have ansvar for nye signalcomputere i togeneBanedanmark har ansvaret for, at nye computere bliver bygget ind i de danske tog – også selv om DSB, Arriva og de regionale operatører ejer togene. Det er projektdirektøren mildt sagt ikke begejstret for, og han beder DSB om at tage større ansvar.
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Energy efficiency labeling for homes has little effect on purchase priceEnergy efficiency labeling, also called Energy Performance Certification (EPC), is designed to inform homebuyers about how much energy a home will consume over the years. The hope was that it would also give sellers an advantage, too. But that hasn't been the case.
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Research suggests new way to treat inflammatory gut disease and prevent rejection of bone marrow transplantsA new study explains how a widely used drug is effective against inflammatory bowel disease and rejection of bone marrow transplants, while suggesting another way to address both health issues.
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Football position and length of play affect brain impactResearchers have found that damage to white matter in the brains of former college and professional football players due to recurrent head impacts can be related to playing position and career duration, according to a new study.
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After Trying the Desktop of the Future, I’m Sticking with the PastAugmented reality may eventually help you work. But a few days with the Meta 2 headset suggest it has a way to go.
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At One Point, Blade Runner 2049 Was Almost a Four-Hour, Two-Part Film Image: Warner Bros. Almost every film you’ve ever seen was longer in an earlier version. That’s why they go through editing. But when a film is already long, it’s interesting to hear how filmmakers tried to deal with it. And director Denis Villeneuve reportedly considered something bold for Blade Runner 2049 . In an interview with Provideo Coalition, Blade Runner 2049 editor Joe Walker revealed t
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Hey, So, Your iPhone May Have Tagged All the Photos of You in a 'Brassiere' Photo: AP Since mid-2016 , Apple’s iPhone Photos app has used metadata analysis and image-recognition technology to sort users’ photos automatically and tag them for easy extraction. The categories include everything from various animals to inanimate objects like furniture—but as Twitter user @ellieeewbu noted on Monday, it also includes the archaic term “brassiere.” In a limited straw poll, fema
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9/11 WTC responders show increased physical disability due to PTSDA new study of more than 1,100 WTC responders indicates a significant increase in physical disability among the responders.
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Less but more frequent exercise best to reduce weight? Study provides a clueLow magnitude, high frequency mechanical stimulation (LMMS) reduces adipose (fat) tissue and thus may be a method of reducing weight and health risks such as diabetes. A new study takes this concept to another level.
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Facebook Now Estimates 126 Million Americans Viewed Russian-Bought Political Propaganda Photo: AP The scale of Russian efforts to fuel discord and resentment among US voters during the 2016 election was far greater than previously disclosed, according to multiple reports surfacing on the eve of congressional testimony by top tech companies. Facebook alone now believes that roughly 126 million Americans on its platform may have been exposed to propaganda generated by the Internet Res
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Examining potatoes' past could improve spuds of the futureExamining the ancestors of the modern, North American cultivated potato has revealed a set of common genes and important genetic pathways that have helped spuds adapt over thousands of years. New research shows potential genetic keys that could ensure the crop will thrive in the future.
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Early age of drinking leads to neurocognitive and neuropsychological damageAlthough drinking by U.S. adolescents has decreased during the last decade, more than 20 percent of U.S. high-school students continue to drink alcohol before the age of 14 years. This can have adverse effects on their neurodevelopment. Little is known about how the age of alcohol-use onset influences brain development. This is the first study to assess the association between age of adolescent dr
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Drinking during adolescence and young adulthood: Taboo, tolerated, and treasuredThe etiology of a behavior, such as alcohol drinking, can change during adolescence and young adulthood. A new article explores factors of family and friend influences on youth and young adult drinking.
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FCC Chair Ajit Pai Wants to Cap a Program to Help Poor People Afford Phones and Internet Photo: Getty Images Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai is aiming to impose new caps on funding for Lifeline, a program to assist impoverished people living in the U.S. afford phone, cellular and internet access. The Lifeline program imposes small fees on phone bills to pay for $9.25/month subsidies towards low-income Americans’ telecoms bills (the payments are made to approved servi
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Jezebel What Exactly Did Kevin Spacey Do on the Set of House of Cards? Jezebel What Exactly Did Kevin Spacey Do on the Set of House of Cards ? | Deadspin The Cavaliers Stink! | Very Smart Brothas We Need a Reset Button or Something for White People | Splinter What if ‘Lobbyist for Foreign Dictator’ Wasn’t a Job It Was OK to Have? | Earther The Now-Cancelled Puerto Rico Power Contract Was So Shady the FBI Is Investigating It |
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AMD, which lost over $2.8B in 5 years, takes a hit after new report Enlarge / Texas Governor Greg Abbott (center) tests the Oculus virtual reality device at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in Austin as AMD CEO Lisa T. Su (r) watches following an Abbott bill signing that reduced Texas' franchise tax by 25 percent in June 2015. (credit: Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Images)) On Monday, AMD’s stock price plunged nearly 9 percent after a report by Mo
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GrubHub “gig economy” trial ends with judge calling out plaintiff’s lies Enlarge SAN FRANCISCO—The first trial over the status of "gig economy" workers drew to a close here, as a man who worked for GrubHub for several months seeks to prove that he should have been classified as an employee, not an independent contractor. Shannon Liss-Riordan, representing plaintiff Raef Lawson, didn't get 20 minutes into her closing argument when US Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott C
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A pint of view: What do farmers think about Brexit?What do the farmers out in the field, in the dairy, and in the milking parlour think about Brexit?
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Facebook, YouTube admit to wider-ranging campaigns by Russian “state actors” Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson ) Ahead of a Tuesday hearing on Capitol Hill, a combination of leaked statements and official blogs confirmed a wider-ranging impact by Russian "state actors" on platforms operated by Facebook and Google than the companies had previously disclosed. Reports from The Washington Post and Recode separately claim that Facebook's Tuesday testimony will state that up to 12
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Is Soy Good for the Heart? FDA Proposal Backtracks on Health ClaimFor years, manufacturers of soy protein foods have been allowed to say that eating their products may reduce the risk of heart disease. But today, the FDA proposed to revoke this claim.
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Stranger Things Season Two Is Still Full Of Great Cars With One Notable Mistake Last year, we reveled in the ‘80s-tastic nostalgia-porn of Stranger Things , and, predictable bastard I am, wrote about all of the period cars used in the series. Season two was released last Friday, and over the weekend sweet, loyal Jalopnik readers were already all over my ass to do this again for the new series. Okay, okay, already! Here you go! A few parameters here before we dive in: first,
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Jupiter’s strange, pulsating auroras are even more mysterious than we thought Space Researchers hope Juno could help shed light on why Jupiter’s northern and southern lights behave differently. Observations show that Jupiter’s northern and southern aurora behave differently, but scientists aren’t sure why.
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The X-Men Animated Series Was Almost Destroyed By an Australian Fast Food Company ImageL Fox Say what you will about Fox’s original X-Men film kicking off he modern superhero movie wave, but know that that film wouldn’t have existed were it not for the incredible success of the X-Men animated series that came before it. The show was a sleeper hit for the network and drew primetime ratings in a Saturday morning timeslot—the sort of thing that TV execs dream of. X-Men quickly be
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What's The Best Cutting Board? Caroline Attword / Unsplash From our internal Slack channel: So let’s see these OPINIONS. Tell us about what is your favorite cutting board, why, and where we can get it. 1) Your nomination should contain the name of the specific brand, why you think this brand is the best, a link where they can be purchased, and an image. 2) Vote by starring someone else’s nomination. 3) Please do not duplicate
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EU research consortium LipiDiDiet finds a way to impact Alzheimer's disease before it's too lateFull results from the European LipiDiDiet clinical trial were published online today in The Lancet Neurology. The trial showed that in people with prodromal Alzheimer's (the pre-dementia stage of this disease), consumption of a once-daily medical nutrition drink, whilst not improving a specific neuropsychological test battery, did result in a significant stabilization of everyday cognitive and fun
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Brain Patterns May Predict People At Risk Of Suicide A computer program learned to identify people thinking about suicide by studying brain activity patterns associated with words like "death" and "trouble." (Image credit: Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images)
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Political views have limited impact on how we perceive climate anomalies, study findsIndividual perceptions of climate anomalies are largely immune to political bias, especially when people observe large and persistent departures from average conditions.That is the finding of a new study by researchers at the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University, published today in the journal Environmental Research Letters.
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Bacteria eradication reduces gastric cancer risk by 22 percent in over-60s, new research showsThe research analyzed the risk of gastric cancer development in a large group of individuals who had received antibiotic therapy to treat H. pylori infection. Of those who had been treated over the age of 60, 0.8 percent developed gastric cancer, in comparison to 1.1 percent of patients in an age-matched general population sample.
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Long-term aspirin use reduces the incidence of digestive cancers by up to 47 percentIn a study involving over 600,000 people, those prescribed with aspirin showed a 47 percent reduction in liver and esophageal cancer incidence, a 38 percent reduction in gastric cancer incidence, a 34 percent reduction in pancreatic cancer incidence and a 24 percent reduction in colorectal cancer incidence.
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Political views have limited impact on how we perceive climate anomalies, study findsIndividual perceptions of climate anomalies are largely immune to political bias, especially when people observe large and persistent departures from average conditions.
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Designing Streets for Self-Driving Cars: Parks Instead of Parking MetersA new blueprint from city transportation planners and engineers, who say it's never too early to start thinking about the future.
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The Atlantic Daily: Building Up Suspense What We’re Following Mueller’s Move: Paul Manafort, the former chair of the Trump campaign, and his business partner Rick Gates are pleading not guilty to an array of financial crimes after Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued the first indictments in his wide-ranging probe into Russian interference with last year’s presidential election. Mueller’s team also announced a plea agreement with Georg
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How Frankenstein’s monster has shuffled through movies and comics Dr. Frankenstein and his monster weren’t always pop culture icons, but the book did strike a nerve almost as soon as it was published. In this video, you can take a look at some illustrations from the D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University in St. Louis showing Frankenstein’s many iterations in pop culture. In 1823, just five years after Frankenstein’s publication, the a
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'Stranger Things 2': Let's Talk About Episode 7 (Fine, and the Other Ones Too)Our culture team went into social-media hiding so they could mainline the new episodes—but now that they're back, it's time to unpack.
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Today's Not a Good Day to Be George Papadopoulos on TwitterSometimes it's just not cool to share a name with a guy in the news.
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This Wearable Sensor Tracks Emotional Engagement and Empathic Response But could we reverse-engineer this research to program people to give a desired response? Read More
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Saturn's radiation belts: A stranger to the solar windThe radiation belts of Earth and Saturn differ more strongly than previously assumed. In these belts, very energetic particles, such as electrons and protons, move around the planet at high velocities - captured by its magnetic field. In the case of the Earth, the solar wind, a current of charged particles from the Sun varying in strength, controls the intensity of the radiation belt both directly
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A Broke Down Dozer Can Only Sideline Parker's Crew For A Few Minutes #GoldRush | Friday 9p Parker's crew races to get down to gold rich pay in the next 2 days or they'll have to shut down Big Red. While digging through hard permafrost, Brennan Ruault breaks down in his dozer. 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.com/Discovery Fo
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Microsoft cans Outlook.com Premium as it rolls its features into Office 365 Enlarge (credit: Alexander Savin ) Microsoft is shaking up its consumer-oriented e-mail offerings, further improving the value of its Office 365 subscriptions as it continues to push customers away from perpetual licenses. Features formerly part of the Outlook.com Premium scheme, an annual subscription to Microsoft's consumer e-mail and calendaring service, are now rolled into the Office 365 Home
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Appeals court keeps alive the never-ending Linux case, SCO v. IBM Enlarge / The IBM logo is seen on its building's headquarters in New York on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. (credit: Richard Levine/Corbis via Getty Images) A federal appeals court has now partially ruled in favor of the SCO Group, breathing new life into a lawsuit and a company (now bankrupt and nearly dead ) that has been suing IBM for nearly 15 years. Last year, US District Judge David Nuffer had
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Netflix Announces End of House of Cards Following Allegations Against Kevin Spacey Image: Netflix As allegations have surfaced that actor Kevin Spacey made a sexual advance on Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp when he was just 14-years-old, Netflix has announced that it will bring House of Cards , its first original scripted show, to an end. Entertainment Weekly reports that the series began shooting its sixth season just two weeks ago and a Netflix spokesperson confirmed
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The 10 Best Deals of October 30, 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: Breville Smart Ovens Breville Smart Oven , $216 Breville Compact Smart Oven , $144
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How the Manafort Indictment Gave Bite to a Toothless Law The indictment of the Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates on Monday is, among many other things, the most significant prosecution of a Foreign Agents Registration Act violation ever. Manafort and Gates have been charged with a litany of federal crimes, including conspiracy against the United States and tax fraud. They’ve also been accused of having acted as agents of a foreign p
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Monstrous Maladies Monstrous Maladies These real medical conditions carry uncanny echoes of our monster legends. halloweeninfogrph_topnteaser.jpg Image credits: Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator Rights information: Copyright American Institute of Physics ( reprinting information ) Culture Monday, October 30, 2017 - 17:00 Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator halloweeninfogrph_final6.jpg Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrato
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What's Next for Sprint and T-Mobile After Collapsed Merger Talks?Reported collapse of merger talks between Sprint and T-Mobile leaves both companies with uncertain futures.
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Sprint, T-Mobile shares sink after report says talks scrappedShares in Sprint and T-Mobile fell sharply Monday following a Japanese media report that merger talks between the third- and fourth-largest US wireless operators had been called off.
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EU to re-think civil protection aid after Portugal firesThe European Union is re-thinking civil protection assistance, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Monday, after a request from Portugal which this year suffered several deadly forest fires.
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SpaceX racks up another rocket launch, its 16th this yearSpaceX has racked up another rocket launch, its 16th this year.
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U. of Michigan expert puts bird-like robot through its pacesA rare bird has landed at the University of Michigan: a two-legged robot named "Cassie" that researchers hope could be the forerunner of a machine that one day will aid search-and-rescue efforts.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Better Call Paul Today in 5 Lines In a dramatic escalation of the Russia investigation, President Trump’s former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, along with his business partner, Rick Gates, were indicted on 12 counts , including money laundering and conspiracy against the United States. Separately, a former Trump campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos, pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about his efforts to
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Trump's Policy on Terrorism Suspects Looks Like Obama's Reports that U.S. special-operations forces captured a key figure in the fatal attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in 2012 will likely restart the debate over whether terrorism suspects should be tried in civilian courts. The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, dented U.S. prestige in Libya and the broader Arab world, and became a rallyi
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A surge of sites and apps are exhausting your CPU to mine cryptocurrency Enlarge / A cryptocurrency mining farm. (credit: Marco Krohn ) The Internet is awash with covert crypto currency miners that bog down computers and even smartphones with computationally intensive math problems called by hacked or ethically questionable sites. The latest examples came on Monday with the revelation from antivirus provider Trend Micro that at least two Android apps with as many as 5
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Despite improvements, death rates from lupus remain disproportionately highDespite improving trends in mortality, death rates from systematic lupus erythematosus (lupus) remain high compared to those in the general population, and disparities persist between subpopulations and geographic regions. Underreporting of lupus on death certificates may have resulted in underestimates of mortality rates. Findings from a nationwide population-based study are published in Annals o
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Web-based system automatically evaluates proposals from far-flung data scientistsIn the analysis of big data sets, the first step is usually the identification of "features"—data points with particular predictive power or analytic utility. Choosing features usually requires some human intuition. For instance, a sales database might contain revenues and date ranges, but it might take a human to recognize that average revenues—revenues divided by the sizes of the ranges—is the r
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Study looks at how residential yards impact food websUniversity of Delaware doctoral student Desiree Narango is researching trees and shrubs planted in the lawns of homeowners throughout the Washington, D.C., Maryland and northern Virginia areas to assess how those choices are impacting food webs.
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High-performance computing methods focus of new textFrom your smartphone to your laptop, today's tech devices glean their computing power from multi-core processors. Supercomputers contain thousands of cores, and within three to four years a computer with 100 million cores—and the capacity to do a billion billion calculations per second—is expected to launch.
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9 Things We Loved About Stranger Things 2 (and 4 We Didn't) All Images: Netflix This past Friday, the kids from 1980s Hawkins, Indiana, were back with Stranger Things 2 , the second season of Netflix’s breakout show from the Duffer Brothers. It arrived with huge expectations and massive excitement so, like many of you, we binged the whole thing on its first weekend. Overall, Stranger Things 2 was a delight, and a worthy addition to the pop culture phenome
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Another broadband merger: CenturyLink gets FCC approval to buy Level 3 Enlarge / A CenturyLink data center. (credit: CenturyLink ) CenturyLink expects to complete its acquisition of Level 3 by Wednesday this week, as the Federal Communications Commission has given the merger its final approval. "The FCC's approval of CenturyLink's acquisition of Level 3 is great news and means we now have all the regulatory approvals we need to close the transaction," CenturyLink Se
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Long-term states of mind can affect short-term financial decisionsImagine you are receiving a refund payment from the federal government. Are you going to spend it right away or save the money? Is that decision based on your short-term finances? Or does it hinge on whether you identify yourself as a "spender" or a "saver" more generally?
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The advent of 'green' cattleImplications of livestock farming on climate change should not be drawn from aggregate statistics, reveals a study based on a new method of carbon footprinting for pasture-based cattle production systems that can assess the impacts of individual animals.
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Study shows that right whales, already an endangered species, may face a dim futureWhen 15 North Atlantic right whales turned up dead in U.S. and Canadian waters in the summer of 2017, it was declared an unprecedented mass mortality event. For a highly endangered species with slightly more than 500 animals remaining, the crisis signals a major shift in the population's recovery—corresponding to a 3 percent loss.
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Study may add to resource managers' toolboxA major study by researchers at William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science shows that many diverse species of Chesapeake Bay fishes—whether they eat zooplankton, other fishes, or bottom-dwelling invertebrates—exhibit similar year-to-year trends in a common measure of their overall health.
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Examining potatoes' past could improve spuds of the futureThe old adage of looking to the past to understand the future certainly applies to improving potatoes.
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Hidden Agenda review: Police procedural party time Enlarge / You can just let characters idle like this indefinitely, which is great. At first blush, Hidden Agenda smacks of Sony chasing yet another branded, mainstream accessible gimmick. It’s the “serious” game in the company’s trio of PlayLink-branded titles—games that are hosted on the PlayStation 4 but controlled by multiple players through their smartphones. If you’ve played any of Jackbox G
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Wristband devices detect dangerous seizures in patients with epilepsyNew research published in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), indicates that wristband devices may improve the detection and characterization of seizures in patients with epilepsy.
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High burden, high cost and low awareness of kidney disease in the United StatesThe United States Renal Data System 2017 report highlights current trends in kidney disease in the nation.
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Tsunami reveals human noise pollution in Hawaiian watersA tsunami that struck Hawaii in 2011 and caused a temporary halt to boat traffic has provided scientists a rare glimpse into what the bays might sound like without human activities.
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Making glass invisible—a nanoscience-based disappearing actIf you have ever watched television in anything but total darkness, used a computer while sitting underneath overhead lighting or near a window, or taken a photo outside on a sunny day with your smartphone, you have experienced a major nuisance of modern display screens: glare. Most of today's electronics devices are equipped with glass or plastic covers for protection against dust, moisture, and
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The advent of 'green' cattleImplications of livestock farming on climate change should not be drawn from aggregate statistics, reveals a study based on a new method of carbon footprinting for pasture-based cattle production systems that can assess the impacts of individual animals.
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Surprising monkey study: Bad times do not cause group members to change behaviorResearchers have observed an unexpected behavioral pattern in monkeys in Puerto Rico. As the population density in the group rises, the group as a whole produces fewer babies -- this is no surprise. But, to the surprise of researchers, it turned out that the group's individual members did not change behavior. How does this add up?
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Effects of Medicaid expansion focus of new studyA new article examines the effects of Medicaid expansion on low-income individuals' access to health care.
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Intake of pesticide residue from fruits, vegetables and infertility treatment outcomesEating more fruits and vegetables with high-pesticide residue was associated with a lower probability of pregnancy and live birth following infertility treatment for women using assisted reproductive technologies, report researchers.
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Facebook’s Last-Minute Effort To Keep Congress At BayFacebook agreed to create searchable database of political ads and disclose targeting criteria after criticism of earlier proposals.
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What We’ve Learned About Climate Change Since Hurricane SandyScientists understand a lot more about how climate change affects extreme weather.
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What the George Papadopoulos Plea Says About Robert Mueller's Next MovesWith a plea agreement from Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, special counsel Robert Mueller showed that he knows how to keep a secret—and that this investigation is just getting started.
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Bible May Record Oldest Known Solar EclipseA possible reference to a solar eclipse in the Bible could help pinpoint the reign of Ramesses the Great.
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Native trees, shrubs provide more food for birdsPlant native trees and shrubs in your yard, and you can really help songbirds. In a study of the Carolina chickadee in the metropolitan DC area, researchers from the University of Delaware and the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center found that native trees and shrubs support much more 'bird food' -- caterpillars -- than non-natives do.
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Making glass invisible: A nanoscience-based disappearing actBy texturing glass surfaces with nanosized features, scientists almost completely eliminated surface reflections -- an achievement that could enhance solar cell efficiency, improve consumers' experience with electronic displays, and support high-power laser applications.
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Research aims to help renewable jet fuel take flightThe International Air Transport Association predicts that 7.2 billion passengers will fly in 2035, nearly doubling the 3.8 billion in 2016. So how do we make flying easier on the environment? Instead of petroleum, researchers have now developed new processes to ramp up production of bio-based fuel made from corncobs and wood chips.
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Virtual reality reduces phantom pain in paraplegicsVirtual reality reduces phantom body pain in paraplegics and creates the illusion that they can feel their paralyzed legs being touched again. The results could one day translate into therapies to reduce chronic pain in paraplegics.
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Scientists penetrate mystery of raging black hole beamsThey are nature's very own Death Star beams - ultra-powerful jets of energy that shoot out from the vicinity of black holes like deadly rays from the Star Wars super-weapon.
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Voltage-driven liquid metal fractalsResearchers from North Carolina State University have found that gallium indium (EGaIn), a liquid metal with one of the highest surface tensions, can be induced to spread and form patterns called fractals with the application of low voltage. The work has implications for controlling the shape of liquid metals.
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Energy team develops processes to ramp up bio-based aviation fuelAirplanes zoom overhead, wispy-white contrails streaming behind them. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) handled 43,684 flights, on average, every day last year, and U.S. military and commercial flights together used over 20 billion gallons of jet fuel.
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Voltage-driven liquid metal fractalsResearchers have found that gallium indium (EGaIn), a liquid metal with one of the highest surface tensions, can be induced to spread and form patterns called fractals with the application of low voltage. The work has implications for controlling the shape of liquid metals.
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Right whales, already an endangered species, may face a dim futureResearchers show that right whales, already an endangered species, may face a dim future.
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What Your Nose Can Reveal About Your EmotionsYour sense of smell has a strong bearing on your emotions. But what happens when you have trouble with your emotions?
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Monster colliding black holes might lurk on the edge of spiral galaxiesThe outskirts of spiral galaxies like our own could be crowded with colliding black holes of massive proportions and a prime location for scientists hunting the sources of gravitational waves, said researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology in an upcoming paper in Astrophysical Journal Letters.
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How Did Any of These Guys Get Hired by Trump? Monday’s double blockbuster from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation— indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates , and a plea deal with George Papadopoulos —is at once an enormous advance in the story and highly unsatisfying. While these are important milestones in the probe, their import on the most interesting question, of whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, is opaque.
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Carbon Dioxide Levels Grew at Record Pace in 2016CO2 concentrations hit 403.3 ppm last year, up from 400 ppm in 2015 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Shop Around: Subsidies May Offset Your 2018 Health Insurance Price Hike Premiums for top-line HealthCare.gov policies are going up, federal officials confirm. But higher subsidies could cut some consumers' out-of-pocket expenses enough to make coverage cheaper overall. (Image credit: Roy Scott/Ikon Images/Getty Images)
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Scary as they are, few vampires have a backboneResearchers speculate on why there are so few vampires among vertebrates.
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Why Halloween and Reformation Day overlap October 31 isn’t just Halloween—it also marks a pivotal point in religious history as Reformation Day. And the shared day isn’t just a coincidence. “The reason he did that was because the next day was All Saints’ Day.” On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther, a monk and university professor, released his “Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences,” also known as “The 95 Theses.” The documen
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Totally Adorable Bee-Bot Can Do It AllThis tiny robot can dive, swim and fly.
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What to worry about when you’re worrying about lithium-ion batteries (credit: Tesla ) In late September, Volkswagen Group issued a call for long-term contracts with cobalt producers. Cobalt is an important component of lithium-ion batteries built for electric vehicles (EVs), and VW Group's call signaled that the company was ramping up its promise to focus on EVs in the aftermath of the company’s diesel emissions scandal. But by mid-October, the Financial Times rep
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AI Has Learned to Spot Suicidal Tendencies from Brain Scans
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Trump Is Turning the Fed Pick Into a Reality Show Will the next Fed chair be Jerome Powell, or won’t it? Before Trump was president, he was doling out brash criticisms and weekly drama on his reality television show, The Apprentice . Thus far, he seems pretty keen on bringing a similar flair, suspense, and tension to his presidency. Take, for example, his approach to appointing a new Federal Reserve chair—a choice that he’s been teasing the Amer
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'I Am a Man With Down Syndrome and My Life Is Worth Living' Last week, the actor, Special Olympian, and advocate Frank Stephens gave this testimony to Congress: “I am a man with Down syndrome and my life is worth living.” In fact, he went farther: “I have a great life!” For those conceived with his developmental disability, it is the best and worst of times. “The life expectancy for someone born with Down syndrome has increased from twenty-five in the ear
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Robert Mueller Is Just Getting Started Updated at 5:04 p.m. With the release of his first indictments and a surprise plea deal on Monday morning, Special Counsel Robert Mueller sketched a partial outline of his team’s investigation into Russian electoral meddling and took control of a news narrative that had been increasingly dominated by his conservative critics. Legal experts said the court filings indicate Mueller is running a seri
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Study shows how memories ripple through the brainUsing an innovative "NeuroGrid" technology, scientists showed that sleep boosts communication between two brain regions whose connection is critical for the formation of memories.
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MIT Study: Long-term states of mind can affect short-term financial decisionsA new study by an MIT economist sheds more light on the quirks of people's actions in such cases and suggests that, in addition to immediate financial needs, persistent behavioral characteristics play a key role in even short-term pocketbook decisions.
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Scientists discover surprising immune cell activity that may be limiting immunotherapyResearchers have uncovered a surprising process within a key immune cell that may help explain the limitations of immunotherapy as a cancer treatment.
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Perpetually Congested Woman Had a Tooth Growing into Her NoseFor one woman in China, the cause of her congestion turned out to be a tooth growing into her nasal cavity.
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Lifelike 'Sophia' Robot Granted Citizenship to Saudi ArabiaThe government of Saudi Arabia has awarded citizenship to a humanoid robot named "Sophia."
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It's mathematically impossible to beat aging, scientists sayCurrent understanding of the evolution of aging leaves open the possibility that aging could be stopped if only science could figure out a way to make selection between organisms perfect. However, the solution isn't that simple, researchers have found.
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AI Has Learned to Spot Suicidal Tendencies Based on Brain Scans
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Pesticide Residues Linked to Unsuccessful IVFWomen who ate more produce known to harbor pesticides were less likely to succeed with fertility treatment than women who ate fewer of these fruits and vegetables.
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Three Different Models Of Your Favorite Toaster Oven Have Rare Discounts Today Breville Smart Oven , $216 Breville Compact Smart Oven , $144 Breville Smart Oven Air , $320 Update : Now the ultra-compact Smart Oven Mini is also on sale for $120. It’s a great day to buy a Breville Smart Oven. Two of your favorite toaster ovens , the Breville Smart Oven and the Breville Compact Smart Oven , are both around $40 off today, and the Breville Smart Oven Air is down about $80. ( See
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Can you survive on bread and water alone? Ask Us Anything For a while, yes, but you will eventually run into nutritional deficiencies. You could probably survive on quality whole grain bread that’s been fermented for a while. But eventually you would run into nutritional deficiencies, and in all…
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Toxic. Sour. Atomic. Why We Love To Hate Gross Candy Candy is supposed to be sweet and delicious. So why are we tempted by candy that pretends to be made of hazardous chemicals, that threatens to nuke our tastebuds, or that dares us to be disgusted? (Image credit: Photo illustration by Josh Loock/NPR )
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The Dreaded Merger Between T-Mobile and Sprint May Actually Be Dead Photo: Getty A much-anticipated merger between T-Mobile and Sprint has been considered by analysts to be all but inevitable for the past few months. But reports that Sprint’s parent company, SoftBank, is getting cold feet sent both telecoms’ stock prices plummeting on Monday. It’s beginning to look like the deal that was as good as done is now dead. Japan’s highly-reputable market publication Nik
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Loss of Federal Protections May Imperil Pacific Reefs, Scientists WarnFisheries officials call the marine national monuments unnecessary, and their boundaries are said to be under review by the Trump administration.
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CCNY study reveals power supply might not be as vulnerable to climate change as we thoughtHere's a bit of surprising news. A closer look at how climate change could impact our power supply shows that America's infrastructure might be more adaptable than scientists anticipated.
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Tsunami reveals human noise pollution in Hawaiian watersSpinner dolphins in bays along Hawaii's Kona Coast are subjected to underwater sound levels more than 16 times louder than natural due to noise pollution from ecotourism, sonar exercises and other human activities in the bays, a Duke University-led study finds. A tsunami struck the islands' coastal waters during the study and temporarily halted most human activities there, providing scientists wit
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Financial ties of medical journal editors should be disclosed: University of Toronto studyApproximately half of the editors of 52 prestigious medical journals received payments from the pharmaceutical and medical device industry in 2014. And only a fraction of these journals publish conflict-of-interest policies for editors that address these payments, according to research by University of Toronto professors published in the journal BMJ Oct. 26, 2017.
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Under pressureUCSB postdoctoral scholar Erin Meyer-Gutbrod shows that right whales, already an endangered species, may face a dim future.
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Examining potatoes' past could improve spuds of the futureExamining the ancestors of the modern, North American cultivated potato has revealed a set of common genes and important genetic pathways that have helped spuds adapt over thousands of years. Robin Buell, Michigan State University Foundation Professor of Plant Biology and senior author of the paper, shows potential genetic keys that could ensure the crop will thrive in the future.
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It's mathematically impossible to beat aging, scientists sayCurrent understanding of the evolution of aging leaves open the possibility that aging could be stopped if only science could figure out a way to make selection between organisms perfect. However, the solution isn't that simple, University of Arizona researchers have found.
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Researchers discover cause of brain sensitivity to lack of oxygenResearchers at Maastricht University Medical Center and Maastricht University have discovered why the brain is more sensitive to oxygen deprivation than other organs. Hypoxia caused by a stroke, for example, activates a specific mechanism that is protective in other organs but can be detrimental to the brain. 'This discovery solves a long-standing mystery of the unique sensitivity of the brain to
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The relentless rise of migration in Europe over last 10,000 yearsThree major pulses of increased mobility in Europe over the last 10,000 years and a general upward trend in migration have been uncovered in a new study led by researchers from UCL, University of Cambridge and King's College London.
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Spider silk could be used to power microphones in hearing aids, cell phonesWould you want a spider web inside your ear? Probably not. But if you're able to put aside the creepy factor, new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York shows that fine fibers like spider silk actually improve the quality of microphones for hearing aids.
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Food odor enhances male flies' attractiveness"A way to someone's heart is through their stomach" is a popular saying. But it is not only in humans that romance and a good dinner seem to go together well. In the vinegar fly Drosophila melanogaster, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology have now even identified the respective underlying neuronal mechanism in the fly's brain. If vinegar is nearby, male flies are perceive
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Combatting viruses: Code breakers turn code writersResearchers who successfully cracked a code that governs infections by a major group of viruses have gone a step further, creating their own artificial code.
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Are the grandkids worth it? Climate change policy depends on how we value human populationProtecting future generations from environmental destruction depends on how society values human population. Looking at two ethical approaches, a research team finds a smaller population could save tens of billions of dollars or more annually on climate change prevention policies, especially in wealthier countries.
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Photons are caught behaving like superconducting electronsLight particles, or photons, swap energy like electrons in a superconductor.
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Judge Rules Tax-Free Housing for Clergy Unconstitutional American clergy members get a tax break thanks to Code Section 107(2), which allows that “ministers of the gospel” exclude housing allowances from their taxable income. Read More
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The Tax Havens at the Heart of the Manafort Indictment Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, and Richard Gates, Manafort’s business partner, are alleged by an indictment to have, among other things, laundered money through shell companies and foreign bank accounts in Cyprus, Seychelles, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. (Both have pleaded not guilty to the charges in the indictment, which include money laundering.) In all, the
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When Will the ‘Harvey Effect’ Reach Academia? His career was too important. Despite allegations of sexual harassment that were substantiated by an internal investigation , the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law allowed Dean Sujit Choudhry to stay on the job. In 2015, Tyann Sorrell, Choudhry’s assistant, described how the dean had pursued her for kisses and long hugs over a period of months. Choudhry initially held onto his pro
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Last week in tech: Welcome back from the upside down Technology Here are the tech stories you missed while preparing for your Stranger Things binge. Amazon now delivers inside your house, and the Microsoft Kinect is dead. Sorry.
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Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Adds 'Kung Fu Movie Star' to Resumé Jack Ma, the eccentric CEO of online marketplace Alibaba, has a well-documented flair for the theatrical. Now the South China Morning Post—a newspaper owned by Ma—reports their boss will assume a starring role in the upcoming short movie Gong Shou Dao . The film’s known credits, other than Ma himself, include action movie legends like Donny Yen and Tony Jaa, with executive production by Jet Li. I
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How the ‘King of Viruses’ Makes Its Hosts Act Like Monsters How the ‘King of Viruses’ Makes Its Hosts Act Like Monsters New research suggests the rabies virus uses a snake venomlike compound to manipulate infected animals. rabies_topNteaser5.jpg Men attempt to kill a rabid dog in this adapted 1566 illustration. Image credits: Dioscorides Pedanius, of Anazarbos via Wikimedia Commons. Adapted by Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator Rights information: CC BY 4.
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Sprint/T-Mobile merger is off, preserving wireless competition (for now) Enlarge (credit: Mike Mozart ) The on-again, off-again merger of Sprint and T-Mobile USA is apparently off again—for now. Sprint owner SoftBank is "abandoning its efforts" to merge the carrier with T-Mobile, The Wall Street Journal reported today while quoting "people familiar with the matter." A month ago, reports indicated that a merger would be announced by the end of October and that T-Mobile
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Insect 'Armageddon': Should You Worry?Are we facing insect Armageddon? A recent study found that German nature reserves have seen a 75 percent reduction in flying insects over the last 27 years.
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Fever Ray's Eerie Halloween Synthpop As it is with costumes and movie-night picks and the gruesomeness of skeletons you tack up in your front yard, there are two kinds of Halloween music: the spooky, and the scary. The spooky is “Monster Mash” or “Thriller” or anything keyword-related but otherwise in good fun (“psycho killer, qu’est-ce que c’est !”). Then ... there are the songs to actually cause nightmares. When I’ve made playlist
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Study may add to resource managers' toolboxFish 'condition' can help guide management efforts for Chesapeake Bay, suggests a new research study.
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Focused ultrasound shows promise for treating Parkinson's tremorAn initial test to determine if a scalpel-free form of brain surgery can reduce tremor caused by Parkinson's disease has produced encouraging results. Further research is warranted, the researchers conclude.
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Smart artificial beta cells could lead to new diabetes treatmentArtificial beta cells have been developed that automatically release insulin into the bloodstream when glucose levels rise. This work was done in lab experiments but could lead to a much more patient-friendly treatment than injections.
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3-D-printed device builds better nanofibersResearchers describe a new device for producing nanofiber meshes, which matches the production rate and power efficiency of its best-performing predecessor --- but significantly reduces variation in the fibers' diameters, an important consideration in most applications
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Discovery challenges belief about brain's cellular makeupA new discovery is challenging science's longstanding beliefs regarding the cellular makeup of the brain, report scientists.
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Combatting viruses: Code breakers turn code writersResearchers who successfully cracked a code that governs infections by a major group of viruses have gone a step further, creating their own artificial code.
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It's mathematically impossible to beat aging, scientists sayAging is a natural part of life, but that hasn't stopped people from embarking on efforts to stop the process.
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Food odor enhances male flies' attractivenessVinegar odor boosts the perception of a male sex pheromone in the brain of unmated female Drosophila melanogaster flies, as a team of scientists from the Department of Evolutionary Neuroethology has now discovered. The researchers were able to identify the underlying neuronal mechanism in the brain of Drosophila flies. Previous experiments had revealed that the male pheromone cis-vaccenyl acetate
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Spider silk could be used to power microphones in hearing aids, cell phonesWould you want a spider web inside your ear? Probably not. But if you're able to put aside the creepy factor, new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York shows that fine fibers like spider silk actually improve the quality of microphones for hearing aids.
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The relentless rise of migration in Europe over last 10,000 yearsThe new method, published today in PNAS, allows, for the first time, to directly quantify changes in prehistoric migration rates using ancient genetic data over the last 30,000 years.
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Are the grandkids worth it? Climate change policy depends on how we value human populationIf the human population continues to grow, more pressure will be put on carbon dioxide emissions—leaving future generations vulnerable to the effects of climate change. To head this off, greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced, but that could cost billions of dollars or more over the next few decades, a dilemma plaguing today's policymakers.
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A Lack of Cybersecurity Talent Is Driving Companies to Use AI against Online Attacks
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What Genetics Could Tell Us About How Cancer Develops Breast cancer cells. Image: National Cancer Institute What happens when a precancerous growth turns from a benign cluster of abnormal cells to a full-blown disease? Researchers are turning to genome sequencing in an effort to find out. This month, the National Cancer Institute funded a three-year pilot project that aims to develop a “pre-cancer genome atlas” for lung, breast, prostate and pancrea
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Voltage-driven liquid metal fractalsResearchers from North Carolina State University have found that gallium indium (EGaIn), a liquid metal with one of the highest surface tensions, can be induced to spread and form patterns called fractals with the application of low voltage. The work has implications for controlling the shape of liquid metals.
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Research aims to help renewable jet fuel take flightThe International Air Transport Association predicts that 7.2 billion passengers will fly in 2035, nearly doubling the 3.8 billion in 2016. So how do we make flying easier on the environment? Instead of petroleum, University of Delaware researchers have developed new processes to ramp up production of bio-based fuel made from corncobs and wood chips.
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Scientists penetrate mystery of raging black hole beamsThey are nature's very own Death Star beams -- ultra-powerful jets of energy that shoot out from the vicinity of black holes like deadly rays from the Star Wars super-weapon. Now a team of scientists led by the University of Southampton has moved a step closer to understanding these mysterious cosmic phenomena -- known as relativistic jets -- by measuring how quickly they 'switch on' and start shi
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UA Cancer Center research team explores anti-breast cancer properties of soyGenistein, a major compound in soy foods, might aid in the proper functioning of a gene that can malfunction to cause breast cancer. A UA Cancer Center team is exploring the gene's potential to treat a form of breast cancer and help prevent the disease.
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The advent of 'green' cattleImplications of livestock farming on climate change should not be drawn from aggregate statistics, reveals a study based on a new method of carbon footprinting for pasture-based cattle production systems that can assess the impacts of individual animals.
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Monster colliding black holes might lurk on the edge of spiral galaxiesThe outskirts of spiral galaxies like our own could be crowded with colliding black holes of massive proportions and a prime location for scientists hunting the sources of gravitational waves, said Rochester Institute of Technology researchers. Their study identifies an overlooked region potentially rife with orbiting black holes. Identifying host galaxies of merging massive black holes could help
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Fish oil or fish consumption? New recommendations for pregnant women trying to prevent childhood asthmaConsuming 2-3 servings of fish a week during pregnancy prevents childhood asthma just as much as fish oil supplements.
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Potential cancer treatment breakthrough with nanoporous acupuncture needlesKorean researchers newly identified the possibility of cancer treatment, including colorectal cancer, using acupuncture needles that employ nanotechnology for the first time in the world.
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A Federal Court Pushes Back on Trump's Transgender Military Ban A federal court has issued a preliminary injunction on President Trump’s transgender military ban—a directive, issued via Twitter in July , to remove all transgender service members from the United States military and to ban transgender people from entering the armed forces. Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, a judge for the U.S. District Court in D.C., wrote that the Trump administration likely violated tr
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Greenhouse gas concentrations surge to new recordConcentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged at a record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800,000 years, according to a new report. The abrupt changes in the atmosphere witnessed in the past 70 years are without precedent.
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For older adults with diabetes, losing weight with diet, exercise can improve circulationType 2 diabetes affects blood circulation. When blood flow in the brain is impaired, it can affect the way we think and make decisions. Recently, researchers examined information from a 10-year-long study, focusing on whether participants with type 2 diabetes who lowered calories in their diet and increased physical activity had better blood flow to the brain.
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'The Deuce' Isn't About Sex. It's About CapitalismHBO's 1970s drama views the pitfalls of free enterprise through the eyes of sex workers.
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Dr. Alexa? What Amazon might do in health carePaging Dr. Alexa?
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Is telekinesis based on real brains or science fiction? Staying in and watching Stranger Things instead of going out to trick-or-treating this Halloween? With the premiere of the new season of Netflix’s creepy, nostalgic 1980s adventure, neuroscientist S. Marc Breedlove examines the reality behind the power wielded by the mysterious character Eleven: telekinesis—the ability to manipulate and move objects with the mind. Breedlove, professor of neurosci
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Bacteria Can Evolve Resistance to Drugs Before Those Drugs Are Used In 1928, after returning from a countryside holiday and examining a stack of petri dishes that he had left in the sink, British chemist Alexander Fleming discovered a new type of bacteria-killing mold. From that mold, he isolated a chemical called penicillin, and ushered in the modern antibiotic era—an age when humans could finally keep infectious diseases at bay. But in 1945, two years after pen
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'Twas the Night Before Halloween On the eve of this year’s traditional All Hallows' Eve, a collection of spooky, scary, (and fun) images from recent haunted houses, zombie walks, Halloween parties, and more. Today’s photographs come to us from Chile, England, Japan, Sweden, Mexico, Ukraine, Bolivia, Singapore, and across the U.S.
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How flu shot manufacturing forces influenza to mutateThe common practice of growing influenza vaccine components in chicken eggs disrupts the major antibody target site on the virus surface, rendering the flu vaccine less effective in humans.
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New method makes bioethanol from waste -- in existing plantsIt is possible to produce bioethanol from agricultural and industrial waste in existing plants in a socioeconomically sustainable way, according to new research from Sweden.
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Immigrants living in the country without authorization at risk for anxiety and depressionNearly a quarter of Mexican immigrants who live near the California-Mexico border without legal authorization have a mental disorder, particularly depression or anxiety.
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Right-handed baseball players more successful when batting left-handedIt is known that baseball players who bat left-handed are overrepresented in the sport. But new research by David Mann (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Florian Loffing (University of Oldenburg) and Peter Allen (Anglia Ruskin University) shows that baseball players who bat left but throw right-handed have a surprising advantage, and have a more successful career, than players who bat and throw left-
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Making glass invisible: A nanoscience-based disappearing actBy texturing glass surfaces with nanosized features, scientists almost completely eliminated surface reflections -- an achievement that could enhance solar cell efficiency, improve consumers' experience with electronic displays, and support high-power laser applications.
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Focused ultrasound shows promise for treating Parkinson's tremorAn initial test to determine if a scalpel-free form of brain surgery can reduce tremor caused by Parkinson's disease has produced encouraging results. Further research is warranted, the researchers conclude in a paper published today by the scientific journal JAMA Neurology.
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For older adults with diabetes, losing weight with diet, exercise can improve circulationType 2 diabetes affects blood circulation. When blood flow in the brain is impaired, it can affect the way we think and make decisions. Recently, researchers examined information from a 10-year-long study, focusing on whether participants with type 2 diabetes who lowered calories in their diet and increased physical activity had better blood flow to the brain.
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VIMS study may add to resource managers' toolboxA study by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science suggests fish 'condition' can help guide management efforts for Chesapeake Bay.
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Societies detail treatment for patients with ventricular arrhythmiasThe American College of Cardiology, along with the American Heart Association and the Heart Rhythm Society, today published new guidelines for the treatment of patients with ventricular arrhythmias and the prevention of sudden cardiac death.
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Sony comes to Paris with tons of PlayStation announcements, new footage With Los Angeles' E3 and Germany's Gamescom fading in memory, Sony used the opening of Paris Games Week today to reveal a bevy of new games for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR. The company also shared new footage of some anticipated, previously announced games. Most of these announcements came in the form of polished, non-interactive trailers, many of which provided very scant details of wha
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Last Night Was Star Trek: Discovery's Best Episode All images: CBS If you’ve been sitting around waiting for Discovery to find a balance between classic Trek storytelling and its commitment to serialized storytelling with a single main character, than “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad” is the best we’ve got so far. I will admit up front that I love a time loop episode. They’re always good fodder for both comedy and drama, and even the most obv
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‘Magic mirror’ skeletons teach med students anatomy Medical students are learning about anatomy in a creepy new way: by looking at projections of digital skeletons, organs, and muscles on their own bodies. Magic mirrors, a new high-tech tool designed to teach future physicians about the structure of the body, generate the slightly eerie projections. The goal is to help tomorrow’s doctors get better acquainted with where critical body parts like bo
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FCC chair wants to impose a cap on broadband funding for poor families Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | MarsBars) Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai wants to impose a budget cap on the Lifeline program that helps poor people buy broadband and phone service. Under previous Chairman Tom Wheeler, the 32-year-old Lifeline program was expanded to let poor people use a $9.25 monthly household subsidy to buy Internet service. Previously, the subsidy could o
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Staying Silent May Backfire Spectacularly on Republican Lawmakers “Senator, I wonder if I could get a comment … " Click. That little scene is being enacted in one form or another across Washington on Monday, following the indictments of three former Trump campaign officials. Reporters are seeking comment from Republican officeholders. Republican officeholders are desperately eluding reporters, conforming to the maxim often attributed to Calvin Coolidge, “You do
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Looking for bats in all the wrong places Environment Biologists are on a quest to find where bats hibernate when there are no caves nearby. The disappearance of bats due to white nose syndrome helped make clear that we don’t actually know where bats spending their time.
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Rousing masses to fight cancer with open source machine learningSharing is caring in the fight against cancer with this new open source software project to predict cancer drug effectiveness. Georgia Tech researchers have kicked off the project with a program they tested to be about 85% effective in making predictions in individual patient treatments in their new study. It's free for the downloading, and the study details the research behind it.
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UT professor studies effects of medicaid expansionUT social work professor Sunha Choi recently published an article in Population Health Management on the effects of Medicaid expansion on low-income individuals' access to health care.
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Surprising monkey study: Bad times do not cause group members to change behaviorResearchers have observed an unexpected behavioral pattern in monkeys in Puerto Rico. As the population density in the group rises, the group as a whole produces fewer babies -- this is no surprise. But, to the surprise of researchers, it turned out that the group's individual members did not change behavior. How does this add up?
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Gag order silencing Comic-Con producers declared unconstitutional Enlarge / San Diego Comic-Con. (credit: Kevin Dooley ) A federal appeals court is declaring a gag order that was imposed on the backers of a Comic-Con convention to be an unconstitutional infringement of speech. A San Diego federal judge had prohibited the organizers of Salt Lake Comic Con from taking to social media like Twitter, Facebook, and even the event's website to discuss being sued for a
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Squishy or Solid? A Neutron Star’s Insides Open to Debate The alerts started in the early morning of Aug. 17. Gravitational waves produced by the wreck of two neutron stars — dense cores of dead stars — had washed over Earth . The thousand-plus physicists of the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) rushed to decode the space-time vibrations that rolled across the detectors like a drawn-out peal of thunder. Thousands of ast
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Cobalt and tungsten key to cheaper, cleaner hydrogenElectrolysis, splitting the water molecule with electricity, is the cleanest way to obtain hydrogen, a clean and renewable fuel. Now, researchers have designed a new catalyst that reduces the cost of electrolytic hydrogen production. Catalysts reduce the amount of electricity needed to break the chemical bonds, speed up the reaction and minimize the energy waste.
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Social media data use needs tighter research controls, experts sayInformation shared on social media is being regularly used in research projects without users' consent, a study suggests. Experts have called for tighter control of the practice, with fresh guidelines needed to ensure personal data is being used appropriately.
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White rot fungi's size explained by breadth of gene families involvedArmillaria fungi are among the most devastating fungal pathogens, causing root rot disease in more than 500 plant species found in forests, parks and vineyards. As white rot fungi, they are capable of breaking down all components of plant cell walls, a capability that interests bioenergy researchers. Biologists have now analyzed and compared four Armillaria fungal genomes with those of related fun
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Competitive divers face high risk of back, shoulder and other injuriesCompetitive divers face a high risk of injuring their shoulders, back, elbows, wrists and other body parts, according to sports medicine physicians.
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Gradation-tint smart windowScientists have developed 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 applicable to various types of windows, i
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Google, others showcase emoji cheeseburger construction faux pas Enlarge / A more readily accepted burger construction method. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images) While much of the Internet spent the weekend wondering which Trump associate was about to be indicted or freaking out about various sports ball home runs, there was another fervor brewing—albeit one far smaller in scope. It all kicked off when Thomas Baekdal alerted the world to the rather odd const
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Swedish Ethics Review Board: Macchiarini Is GuiltyThe group calls for the retraction of six publications by surgeon Paolo Macchiarini regarding the synthetic trachea transplantations that led to the death of at least three patients.
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Save $10 On Roku's Brand New Streaming Stick Roku Streaming Stick , $40 Roku came out with a new version of its popular streaming stick this month, and you can already get it for $10 off on Amazon. Most of this Gizmodo review of the older model still holds true, but the 2017 model comes with a voice remote, so you won’t have to search for shows with an on-screen keyboard.
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NASA sees extra-tropical storm Saola moving by JapanFormer Tropical Storm Saola transitioned into an extra-tropical storm on Oct. 29 as it tracked southeast of the big island of Japan. NASA's Terra Satellite captured a visible image of the storm after it moved north of Hokkaido, Japan on Oct. 30 and continued to weaken. The final advisory on the storm was issued on Oct. 29.
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How flu shot manufacturing forces influenza to mutateAccording to a new study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the common practice of growing influenza vaccine components in chicken eggs disrupts the major antibody target site on the virus surface, rendering the flu vaccine less effective in humans.
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NASA sees extra-tropical storm Saola moving by JapanFormer Tropical Storm Saola transitioned into an extra-tropical storm on Oct. 29 as it tracked southeast of the big island of Japan. NASA's Terra Satellite captured a visible image of the storm after it moved north of Hokkaido, Japan on Oct. 30 and continued to weaken. The final advisory on the storm was issued on Oct. 29.
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Social media data use needs tighter research controls, experts sayInformation shared on social media is being regularly used in research projects without users' consent, a study from the University of Edinburgh suggests. Experts have called for tighter control of the practice, with fresh guidelines needed to ensure personal data is being used appropriately.
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Depression is on the rise in the US, especially among young teensDepression is on the rise in the United States. From 2005 to 2015, depression rose significantly among Americans age 12 and older with the most rapid increases seen in young people. This is the first study to identify trends in depression by gender, income, and education over the past decade.
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Virtual reality reduces phantom pain in paraplegicsVirtual reality reduces phantom body pain in paraplegics and creates the illusion that they can feel their paralyzed legs being touched again. The results could one day translate into therapies to reduce chronic pain in paraplegics.
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Mystery of raging black hole beams penetratedThey are nature's very own Death Star beams - ultra-powerful jets of energy that shoot out from the vicinity of black holes like deadly rays from the Star Wars super-weapon.
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US' power supply has capacity to adapt to climate changeScientists have found that climate change ultimately will have a negative effect on the reliability of electricity generation in the United States, but today's infrastructure may be more adaptable to future climate conditions than previously thought.
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Jupiter's X-ray auroras pulse independentlyJupiter's intense northern and southern lights pulse independently of each other according to new research.
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Breastfeeding for two months halves risk of SIDSBreastfeeding for at least two months cuts a baby's risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome almost in half, a sweeping new international study has found.
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Social media data use needs tighter research controls, experts sayInformation shared on social media is being regularly used in research projects without users' consent, a study suggests.
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Danish amateur submariner admits to dismembering reporter Enlarge / Peter Madsen, inventor and submarine and space enthusiast, after his rescue from the waters off Copenhagen. It appears he sank his sub to destroy evidence of the murder of his passenger. (credit: BAX LINDHARDT/AFP/Getty Images ) The case involving the alleged murder of a Swedish reporter by Peter Madsen—engineer, inventor, and the man behind one of two Danish efforts to create a sub-orb
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How nanoscale patterning can decrease metal fatigueFatigue due to repetitive strain is the leading cause of failure in metal components and structures, but new research shows how crystalline structures called nanotwins can slow the accumulation of fatigue-related damage.
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Cobalt and tungsten -- the key to cheaper, cleaner hydrogenResearchers at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) and Rovira and Virgili University (URV, both in Tarragona, Spain) presented their results in the prestigious scientific journal 'Nature Chemistry'. The new catalyst features cobalt and tungsten, Earth-abundant materials that are way cheaper than current alternatives, based in precious metals like iridium.
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R.I.P. in the Walls of San Francisco More than 8,000 people currently rest in peace in San Francisco’s Victorian-era columbarium, a repository for urns and a living museum of memories. Some of San Francisco’s preeminent public figures are among those buried in the walls, including Harvey Milk (the city’s first openly gay politician), Chet Helms (founder of the “Summer of Love”), and Jerry Juhl ( The Muppets ). Tyler Trumbo, director
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Nightstand essentials to help you fall asleep Gadgets Slumber buddies for the five senses. These gadgets can't cure a full-fledged sleep disorder, but it will appeal to your five senses and make it easier to drift peacefully into dreamland.
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Man Sees Doctor for Stomachache, Has Leaking Lighter Removed from GutOne Florida man's stomach pain turned out to have an unusual cause: A lighter that the man had swallowed was leaking lighter fluid into his gut.
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Trump adviser Roger Stone has been booted off Twitter Enlarge / Roger Stone in his office in Oakland Park, Florida. (credit: Andrew Innerarity/For The Washington Post via Getty Images) Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, has been suspended from Twitter following a rant against two CNN reporters. It is one of the highest-profile account suspensions since Twitter has said it will take stronger action against bullying and threats
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Sort rekord: Drivhusgasser er eksploderet i 2016Koncentrationen af CO2 i Jordens atmosfære steg sidste år 50 procent mere end gennemsnittet de sidste 10 år.
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How much reach do Facebook and Twitter have? Data may not be as accurate as you thinkData-driven Internet companies that boast they can precisely target advertising down to users' laundry detergent and their favorite TV shows are getting a reputation for overstating their reach.
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White rot fungi's size explained by breadth of gene families involvedAmong the contenders for the world's largest living organism is something usually considered much smaller than a blue whale, or a towering sequoia. This particular organism is so big, one needs an aerial map to grasp its size, and even then it's not completely visible as most of it is underground. It's a specimen of the fungus Armillaria ostoyae, first discovered two decades ago though thought to
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Satellite shows Post-tropical Cyclone Selma dissipateNOAA's GOES East satellite provided an image of Post-Tropical Cyclone Selma as it dissipated near the border of El Salvador and Honduras.
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Geneticists are starting to unravel evolution's role in mental illness Hints emerge that past environments could have influenced psychiatric disorders. Nature 551 15 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22914
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Competitive divers face high risk of back, shoulder and other injuriesCompetitive divers face a high risk of injuring their shoulders, back, elbows, wrists and other body parts, according to a report by a Loyola Medicine sports medicine physician. 'Even when a dive is perfectly executed, injuries can occur, whether traumatic or from overuse,' Nathaniel Jones, MD, wrote in the journal Current Sports Medicine Reports.
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3-D-printed device builds better nanofibersIn the latest issue of the journal Nanotechnology, MIT researchers describe a new device for producing nanofiber meshes, which matches the production rate and power efficiency of its best-performing predecessor --- but significantly reduces variation in the fibers' diameters, an important consideration in most applications
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White rot fungi's size explained by breadth of gene families involvedArmillaria fungi are among the most devastating fungal pathogens, causing root rot disease in more than 500 plant species found in forests, parks and vineyards. As white rot fungi, they are capable of breaking down all components of plant cell walls, a capability that interests bioenergy researchers. In Nature Ecology & Evolution, an international team analyzed and compared four Armillaria fungal
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Democrats Warn Trump: Leave Mueller Alone Updated on October 30 at 5:52 p.m. ET Leading congressional Democrats responded to the indictment of Donald Trump’s former top campaign officials not with jubilation, or relief, or even outrage, but with a blunt warning to the president: Leave Robert Mueller alone. “The president must not, under any circumstances, interfere with the special counsel’s work in any way,” Senate Minority Leader Charl
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Man finds USB stick with Heathrow security plans, Queen’s travel details (credit: Heathrow Airports Limited, ) An unemployed London man discovered a USB flash storage device lying on the street as he was headed to the library to check the Internet for job listings. When he got to the library, he plugged it in and found it was filled with security details for London's Heathrow International Airport—including security measures and travel details for Queen Elizabeth II.
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Many Academics Are Eager to Publish in Worthless JournalsFar from being duped, researchers with few resources are turning to “predatory” journals to publish articles and polish resumes.
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Studies reveal characteristics of bone, tendon injuries incurred by Olympic athletesFemale athletes participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were more likely to experience bone stress injuries in their lower extremities while competing in track and field compared to other events. In addition, tendon abnormalities similarly were most common in track and field athletes, however they most frequently involved the shoulder, Achilles and patellar tendons.
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Early childhood adversities linked to health problems in tweens, teensResearchers have identified a pathway in the brain that seems to connect exposure to adverse experiences during early childhood with depression and problems with physical health in teens and preteens.
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Work-family balance can tip wrong way for some young doctorsFemale medical interns are more likely to suffer from symptoms of depression than their male counterparts, and the conflict between work and family responsibilities is a factor in that gender difference about a third of the time, suggests research.
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Both the aggressor and the victim: Alarming number of teens cyberbully themselvesA new form of self-harm in youth has emerged and is cause for concern. The behavior: 'digital self-harm' or 'self-trolling,' where adolescents post, send or share mean things about themselves anonymously online. The concern: it is happening at alarming rates and could be a cry for help. A new study is the first to examine the extent of this behavior and is the most comprehensive investigation of t
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New review looks at the effectiveness, side effects of mefloquineNew systematic reviews have investigated the safety of mefloquine (Lariam) for preventing malaria in travelers.
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Space Has Never Sounded Scarier Than on NASA's Halloween Playlist NASA image from October 8th, 2014 show active regions on the Sun that give it a very jack-o’-lantern-like appearance. (Image: NASA/GSFC/SDO) In space, it has been said, no one can hear you scream. That may very well be the case, but that doesn’t mean space isn’t filled with an abundance of strange sounds in the form of radio bursts, electromagnetic pulses, solar wind, charged particle bursts, and
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Could a Machine Identify Suicidal Thoughts?A new study uses brain imaging to separate those who think about and even attempt suicide from those who don’t -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Immigrants living in the country without authorization at risk for anxiety and depressionNearly a quarter of Mexican immigrants who live near the California-Mexico border without legal authorization have a mental disorder, particularly depression or anxiety.
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Breastfeeding for two months halves risk of SIDS, study findsBreastfeeding for at least two months cuts a baby's risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome almost in half, a sweeping new international study has found.
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Satellite shows Post-tropical Cyclone Selma dissipateNOAA's GOES East satellite provided an image of Post-Tropical Cyclone Selma as it dissipated near the border of El Salvador and Honduras.
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Feinstein Institute discovery challenges belief about brain's cellular makeupA discovery made by Junhwan Kim, PhD, assistant professor at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, is challenging science's longstanding beliefs regarding the cellular makeup of the brain. This breakthrough was outlined in a study recently published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry.
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Jupiter's X-ray auroras pulse independentlyJupiter's intense northern and southern lights pulse independently of each other according to new UCL-led research using ESA's XMM-Newton and NASA's Chandra X-ray observatories.
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Researchers show how nanoscale patterning can decrease metal fatigueFatigue due to repetitive strain is the leading cause of failure in metal components and structures, but new research shows how crystalline structures called nanotwins can slow the accumulation of fatigue-related damage.
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Smart artificial beta cells could lead to new diabetes treatmentTreating type 1 diabetes and some cases of type 2 diabetes has long required painful and frequent insulin injections or a mechanical insulin pump for insulin infusion. But researchers from the University of North Carolina and NC State have now developed what could be a much more patient-friendly option: artificial cells that automatically release insulin into the bloodstream when glucose levels ri
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Study suggests the US' power supply has capacity to adapt to climate changeA new paper written by City University of New York (CUNY) scientists -- 'Climate and Water Resource Change Impacts and Adaptation Potential for U.S. Power Supply,' published in Nature Climate Change -- has found that climate change ultimately will have a negative effect on the reliability of electricity generation in the United States, but today's infrastructure may be more adaptable to future cli
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CMU and Pitt brain imaging science identifies individuals with suicidal thoughtsResearchers have developed an innovative and promising approach to identify suicidal individuals by analyzing the alterations in how their brains represent certain concepts, such as death, cruelty and trouble. Published in Nature Human Behaviour, the study offers a new approach to assessing psychiatric disorders.
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Here’s the real story on jellyfish taking over the worldIn 'Spineless', a former marine scientist reconnects with the seas and science through her obsession with these enigmatic creatures.
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Boganmeldelse: Et langt ingeniørliv på godt og ondtErik Nørgaards selvbiografi om mere end 50 års private og professionelle op- og nedture - med hug til Danida og andre gamle uvenner.
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Quantum dots visualize tiny vibrational resonancesWhen laser light is used to drive the motion of a thin, rigid membrane, the membrane vibrates in resonance with the light. The resulting patterns can be visualized through an array of quantum dots, where these tiny structures emit light at a frequency that responds to movement.
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New fast-charging, high-energy electric-car battery technologyResearchers have developed a novel hydrogen isotope separation system based on a porous metal organic framework (MOF).
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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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'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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Grow fresh food in your home—verticallyIn many places in the world, fresh fruits and vegetables are hard to come by—and not just in the places you'd think. Often, certain areas within cities, called nutritional islands, have the lowest levels of access to these foods. Residents of these areas often have to resort to feeding their families with pre-packaged foods bought from the store. Not only are these foods expensive, but their lack
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Ghostbusters Theme Played on Floppy Drives Is the Perfect Trick-or-Treat Soundtrack for Nerds GIF GIF Source: Paweł Zadrożniak For a while now, Paweł Zadrożniak has been treating us to some classic tunes played on his Floppotron — a musical instrument built from 64 floppy disk drives Frankenstein-ed together. His latest work nails the Ghostbuster theme song just in time to update your trick-or-treat playlist. Some songs on the Floppotron work better than others. Of course, the Zelda sound
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Daylight Saving Crime: When Clocks Fall Back, Assaults SpikeDaylight saving time ends on Sunday, Nov. 5, which means most people in the U.S. will turn their clocks back an hour — but a new study finds that this extra bit of shut-eye may not be as beneficial as some may think.
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Facebook stumbles with early effort to stamp out fake newsFacebook Inc.'s strategy to stamp out fake news is struggling.
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Researchers show how nanoscale patterning can decrease metal fatigueA new study in the journal Nature shows how metals can be patterned at the nanoscale to be more resistant to fatigue, the slow accumulation of internal damage from repetitive strain.
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Jupiter's X-ray auroras pulse independentlyJupiter's intense northern and southern lights pulse independently of each other according to new UCL-led research using ESA's XMM-Newton and NASA's Chandra X-ray observatories.
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Study suggests the US' power supply has capacity to adapt to climate changeClimate change scientists warn that the continued burning of fossil fuels is likely to cause major disruptions to the global climate system leading to more extreme weather, sea level rise, and biodiversity loss. The changes also will compromise our capacity to generate electricity. In recent decades, capacity losses at United States power plants occurred infrequently, but scientists warn that the
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SpaceX has doubled its record for annual launches Enlarge / The Falcon 9 rocket and Koreasat-5A have gone vertical on Pad 39A in Florida. (credit: SpaceX) 3:50pm ET Update : Facing no weather or technical issues, SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket at the opening of its window on Monday afternoon. The first stage delivered its payload to orbit and returned to Earth, albeit a bit fiery, eight minutes later. Meanwhile, the second stage appeared to
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YouTube's Quest to Make TV Work EverywhereThe next generation of YouTube TV is both native to the internet and compatible with the couch. Oh, and it works with your remote.
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AT&T Joins the Open-Source Artificial-Intelligence Arms RaceAT&T introduces tool to make it easier for non-experts to apply artificial intelligence to real-world problems.
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Controversial Brain Imaging Uses AI to Take Aim at Suicide PreventionResearchers are training algorithms to spot tell-tale signs of self-harm in brain scans. But there’s probably better data to use.
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The Secrets of the 'Humongous Fungus' Twenty-five years ago, James Anderson discovered a fungus that expanded the possibilities of life on Earth. It was a single fungus of the genus Armillaria , weighing an estimated 22,000 pounds and spread over a remarkable 15 hectares. The organism had been growing for around 1,500 years, more than a millennium before the land under which it grew even became the state of Michigan. When Anderson an
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A Former Trump Adviser Pleads Guilty to Lying About His Contacts With Russia Updated at 4:54 p.m. ET Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election has notched its first guilty plea—but the culprit isn’t one of the bigger names in the case. George Papadopoulos, an obscure, low-level foreign-policy aide to the Donald Trump presidential campaign, pleaded guilty on October 5 to making false statements to the FBI. Papadopoulos doesn’t ha
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3-D 'scaffold' map to help the search for new cancer treatmentsResearchers have produced the first three-dimensional (3-D) map of a molecular 'scaffold' called SgK223, known to play a critical role in the development and spread of aggressive breast, colon and pancreatic cancers.Armed with the map, the research team is looking at ways of targeting parts of the scaffold molecule critical for its function. They hope the research will lead to novel strategies to
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Insect "Armageddon": 5 Crucial Questions AnsweredA recent study has stoked concerns about flying bugs -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Sorry Bose, the Best Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones Are Now Made By Sony All photos: Adam Clark Estes It’s rare to see a company make an almost perfect product. It’s even rarer to see one improve an almost perfect product. And yet, here we are. Sony’s already incredible MDR-1000X wireless, adaptive noise-cancelling headphones got an upgrade earlier this year and dropped the price to $350. I’ve been testing the new model for a few weeks now, and let me tell you, they’r
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New tool predicts risk of plant disease and infestation worldwideResearchers 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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Umbilical cord blood improves motor skills in some children with cerebral palsyAn infusion of cells from a child's own umbilical cord blood appears to improve brain connectivity and motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy, according to a randomized clinical trial.
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Nanoscale platform aims to control protein levelsA nanoscale antibody first found in camels combined with a protein-degrading molecule is an effective new platform to control protein levels in cells, according to scientists.
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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. New research shows that migratory birds prefer to rest and refuel in fields with cover crops.
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Less fat, more hair and younger skin: Study in mice shows benefits from calorie-restricted dietScientists show that mice subjected to the diet presented body fat reduction and fur production increase. The research group also noted that liver, pancreas and brain cells from these mice boasted a higher performance in activities related to metabolic regulation.
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HPV: Vaccination and test reduce cancer risk by more than 90%Every year there are around 400 new cases of cervical cancer and a total of approximately 800 cancers associated with HPV (human papilloma virus). Two measures could reverse this trend: the nonavalent HPV vaccination and HPV screening by means of smear tests as secondary prevention. This combination is able to reduce the cancer risk by more than 90%.
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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 will largely automate that process, allowing investigators to quickly and accurately pinpoint how intruders entered the network, what data they took and which computer systems were compromised.
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HP’s hypede 3D-printer er landet i NordborgHP’s Multi Jet Fusion-printer leverer wow-faktoren i Danfoss’ nyligt indviede center for 3D-print i Nordborg. Den største gevinst ved printeren er printhastigheden og styrken af materialerne, lyder det fra Danfoss. Til gengæld er pulveret dyrt og printeren ufleksibel i forhold til materialer.
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Nyt byggeri markerer DTU's store satsning på life science og bioengineeringBiologi bliver fremover et grundfag på alle ingeniøruddannelser på DTU, og med indvielsen af det største byggeri siden etableringen i Lyngby i starten af 1970’erne er kursen sat.
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Amazon threatens to disrupt the prescription drug delivery business, analysts sayIn 23 years, Amazon has transformed itself from a relatively unknown online retailer into a behemoth that has toppled traditional big-box stores by attracting consumers to its speedy home delivery model and low prices.
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Monday's Best Deals: Family Board Games, Smart Light Bulbs, Patio Heaters, and More Start off your week with a family board game Gold Box , deals on smart light bulbs , patio heaters , and much more. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. TOP TECH DEALS Echo Dot , $40 It’s not the best deal we’ve ever seen, nor is it likely to be as good as what we’ll get on Black Friday, but if you’re in the market for an Echo Dot, Amazon’s marked them down to $40 t
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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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Early warning health and welfare system could save farmers millions of poundsA new early warning system to alert farmers to the risk of disease among their young cattle stock is being developed by experts at The University of Nottingham.
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This Two-Foot-Long RC Replica Is as Close as You'll Ever Get to Driving the Batmobile GIF There’s a good reason many superheroes are also billionaires: because the fancy gadgets that Iron Man and Batman rely on cost untold millions. It makes fantasies like owning your very own Batmobile nearly unachievable, although with its new RC Ultimate Justice League Batmobile , Mattel might have a half-decent way to alleviate your superhero envy. Every superhero movie is accompanied by an on
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Studies reveal characteristics of bone and tendon injuries incurred by Olympic athletesFemale athletes participating in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were more likely to experience bone stress injuries in their lower extremities while competing in track and field compared to other events. In addition, tendon abnormalities similarly were most common in track and field athletes, however they most frequently involved the shoulder, Achilles and patellar tendons.
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Albert Einstein teams find 89 percent of hispanic women use herbal remediesA new study comparing use of herbal remedies among Hispanic women and non-Hispanic white women showed higher than expected use of herbal treatments by both groups, 89% and 81%, respectively.
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We may have found 20 habitable worlds hiding in plain sightAfter taking another look at data from the Kepler space telescope’s original mission we have spotted 20 possible Earth-like worlds that could host life
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Kitchen counter bio-lab lets you make edible gloop from cellsA coffee machine pod-like system can synthesise food from packaged pods of plant cells. The system could let us make our own jam from weird and exotic plants
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The Real Monster In Stranger Things 2 This article contains spoilers through the entirety of Stranger Things 2. One of the most horrifying moments in Stranger Things 2 comes toward the end of the third episode. Will (Noah Schnapp) is at school, helping his friends look for D’Artagnan, a sentient blob Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) found in his trashcan. Will peeks inside a bathroom stall. The word EVIL is scrawled on the wall, as if to for
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Nanoscale platform aims to control protein levelsA nanoscale antibody first found in camels combined with a protein-degrading molecule is an effective new platform to control protein levels in cells, according to Rice University scientists. The technique could aid fundamental research into cellular dynamics as well as the design of synthetic gene circuits.
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Building a sustainable future: Urgent action neededWe need to act urgently to increase the energy efficiency of our buildings as the world's emerging middle classes put increasing demands on our planet's energy resources. These are the findings of a new report, published in MRS Energy & Sustainability by authors Matthias M. Koebel, Jannis Wernery and Wim J. Malfait.
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Satellite animation shows Tropical Storm Philippe absorbed by frontal systemNOAA's GOES-East satellite provided days of infrared and visible imagery that showed the quick development and demise of Tropical Storm Philippe in the Atlantic Ocean. NASA's Aqua satellite captured a look at Philippe when it was in its "prime" as a tropical storm near Key West.
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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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Microscopic defects make lithium-ion batteries betterHigh-performance electrodes for lithium-ion batteries can be improved by paying closer attention to their defects -- and capitalizing on them, according to scientists.
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Liquids take a shine to terahertz radiationIn a significant breakthrough, scientists 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 sources.
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A Water Slide Ferris Wheel Might Be the Most Stomach-Turning Ride Ever Invented GIF GIF: YouTube Water slides are best when they take you on a long meandering ride through curves and hills, but not every amusement park has room for a big installation. That’s why a German company has combined water slides with Ferris wheels to create this dizzying attraction that will have riders wondering which way is up. The Slidewheel, as Germany’s wiegand.maelzer GmbH calls its creation,
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Massive Carbon Sink May Be More Resilient Than Scientists ThoughtCarbon-rich peat bogs seem to adapt well to changes in temperature, precipitation and other climate-related factors -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Security system identifies users by finger vibrations A new low-cost security system called VibWrite could eventually use finger vibrations to verify users. Eventually, the system could be used to open doors or gain access to appliances by simply touching a solid surface. “Everyone’s finger bone structure is unique, and their fingers apply different pressures on surfaces, so sensors that detect subtle physiological and behavioral differences can ide
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Google's Next Android Update Could Turn Chromebooks Into Texting Machines Image: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo Chrome OS is getting there. What started out as a way to make an OS that runs well on inexpensive laptop components is slowly marching to a point where it may actually be a real competitor to Windows, macOS, and Linux. And based on a some code found in the developer preview for Android 8.1, Google’s next addition to its desktop OS could enable Chromebooks to send and rec
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Building a sustainable future: Urgent action neededWe need to act urgently to increase the energy efficiency of our buildings as the world's emerging middle classes put increasing demands on our planet's energy resources. These are the findings of a new report, published in MRS Energy & Sustainability by authors Matthias M. Koebel, Jannis Wernery and Wim J. Malfait.
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Umbilical cord blood improves motor skills in some children with cerebral palsyAn infusion of cells from a child's own umbilical cord blood appears to improve brain connectivity and motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy, according to a randomized clinical trial published this week by Stem Cells Translational Medicine.
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Less fat, more hair and younger skin: Study shows benefits from calorie-restricted dietA research conducted by Brazilian scientists and published in Cell Reports shows that mice subjected to the diet presented body fat reduction and fur production increase. The research group also noted that liver, pancreas and brain cells from these mice boasted a higher performance in activities related to metabolic regulation.
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Cochrane review looks at the effectiveness and side effects of mefloquineResearchers from LSTM Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group publish two systematic reviews this week about the safety of mefloquine (Lariam) for preventing malaria in travellers.
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Satellite animation shows Tropical Storm Philippe absorbed by frontal systemNOAA's GOES-East satellite provided days of infrared and visible imagery that showed the quick development and demise of Tropical Storm Philippe in the Atlantic Ocean. NASA's Aqua satellite captured a look at Philippe when it was in its "prime" as a tropical storm near Key West.
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Nanoscale platform aims to control protein levelsA nanoscale antibody first found in camels combined with a protein-degrading molecule is an effective new platform to control protein levels in cells, according to Rice University scientists.
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Both the aggressor and the victim: alarming number of teens cyberbully themselvesA new form of self-harm in youth has emerged and is cause for concern. The behavior: 'digital self-harm' or 'self-trolling,' where adolescents post, send or share mean things about themselves anonymously online. The concern: it is happening at alarming rates and could be a cry for help. A new FAU study is the first to examine the extent of this behavior and is the most comprehensive investigation
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Work-family balance can tip wrong way for some young doctorsFemale medical interns are more likely to suffer from symptoms of depression than their male counterparts, and the conflict between work and family responsibilities is a factor in that gender difference about a third of the time.That's a key finding of a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association - Internal Medicine.
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Intake of pesticide residue from fruits, vegetables and infertility treatment outcomesEating more fruits and vegetables with high-pesticide residue was associated with a lower probability of pregnancy and live birth following infertility treatment for women using assisted reproductive technologies.
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Early childhood adversities linked to health problems in tweens, teensResearchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a pathway in the brain that seems to connect exposure to adverse experiences during early childhood with depression and problems with physical health in teens and preteens.
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Helping smokers quit: Payments, personalized support can workA new study found that smokers who received financial incentives, in addition to personalized support, to help them quit were more successful than smokers who did not receive these interventions. Published in JAMA Internal Medicine, the study demonstrates that these approaches could play an important role in helping people quit smoking.
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Quantum dots visualize tiny vibrational resonancesWhen laser light is used to drive the motion of a thin, rigid membrane, the membrane vibrates in resonance with the light. The resulting patterns can be visualized through an array of quantum dots, where these tiny structures emit light at a frequency that responds to movement. The advance is reported this week in a cover article of Applied Physics Letters.
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Has Google Ever Seen a Goddamn Hamburger? Image: Google/AP America, these are troubling times we live in. All the more reason we need to talk about the real issues dividing our great nation: namely, have any of those soft, simpering eggheads at Google ever even seen a damn hamburger? Maybe some of you have lost your way and can’t recall the simpler times of a backyard barbecue or a Fourth of July cookout, but the hamburger is a cornersto
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