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Google promised not to scan Gmail for targeted ads—but for how long? Enlarge (credit: Cairo ) On July 23, Google promised with great fanfare that it would stop scanning consumers' Gmail messages to serve targeted, contextually aware ads. The announcement—which put Gmail in line with competing services and Google's paid e-mail for government, business, and education sectors—was published widely, from tech blogs to the mainstream media. "Free consumer Gmail users,"
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Elektronik kan programmeres til at 'dø' af luftens fugtighedNoget elektronik vil man gerne slippe af med kontrolleret og miljøvenligt efter kort tid. Forskningen i den slags 'transiente elektronik' gør store fremskridt i disse år, og nye resultater viser, hvordan luftens fugtighed kan udnyttes til kontrolleret nedbrydning af elektronik.
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FCC’s Broken Comments System Could Help Doom Net NeutralityHow spambots, fake names, and 2,000 "John Olivers" wreaked havoc on the net neutrality debate
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Actually, Location Sharing in Relationships Is Bad GIF Gif: Gizmodo If you’ve ever considered sharing your every move with a significant other, you probably have an opinion about location-sharing apps. “This is great! I’ll always know where they are!” is one opinion. “This is creepy! I’m not trying to stalk someone I could easy talk to instead!” is another. I’m of that second opinion. It’s not what you think. I don’t shy away from always-on frien
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Trump finally nominates new leader for NASA James Bridenstine, a member of Congress, has long pushed for the United States to return to the Moon. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22551
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To Soften a Hurricane's Blow, Don't Drain the Swamp If a hurricane-addled storm surge is barreling toward your coastline, there aren’t many ways to stop it. There are no ocean-sized sump pumps. Giant, Squarepants-style coastal sponges don’t exist either. Except they kind of do. Wetlands and marshes—the water-permeated thickets of grass and muck that sit on the edge of much of the Atlantic coast—can slow the extra sea water and absorb the surge’s e
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The Hunt for the First FlowerAll modern flowers are descendants of a single ancestor. We might finally have a sense of what that ancestor looked like -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Gamegate Target Zoe Quinn Can Teach Us How to Fight Online HateGamergate's first target has a new book that's part memoir, part manifesto, and all about combating online harassment.
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LG V30 hands on—LG’s OLED displays still have quality issues Ron Amadeo LG took the wraps off its newest flagship this week, the LG V30. We've got the usual high-end smartphone specs: a Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 3300mAh battery, and an old version of Android—7.1 Nougat. What's interesting are the display and the camera. The display is the first LG-made OLED display we've seen in some time, and the camera hits a new high with an f1.
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Houston Shelter Offers Respite For Pets And Their Owners Displaced By Harvey Before a convention center opened its doors and volunteer care to pets, their owners had to make a tough choice: Take shelter or stay with animals in floodwaters. But anxiety looms around what's next. (Image credit: Ryan Kellman/NPR)
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Think Again Podcast 2017 Mixtape #2: Words, Values, Self, Other The deepest, funniest, strangest moments from the past year of the Think Again podcast. Featuring Kory Stamper, Teju Cole, George Saunders, Slavoj Zizek, Jennifer Doudna, and Timothy Spall. Read More
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Forskere afslører hemmelighed bag 200.000 år gammelt limJa, den er god nok, neandertalerne brugte lim. Og nu ved forskerne også, hvordan de lavede det.
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Give Up Prosecco to Save Your Teeth? British Claim Riles ItalyA storm in a wineglass has erupted between Italy and Britain when some British dentists claimed that prosecco causes chronic tooth decay.
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Aaron Rodgers and Gossip Girl: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing The Search for Aaron Rodgers Mina Kimes | ESPN “Rodgers, 33, isn’t studiously bland, like many of his elite brethren, and he isn't evasive either. He’s just ... cautious. Wary of being misunderstood or revealing too much. Over the years, as his celebrity exploded, he closed certain windows, sequestering his private life while he charmed the public with his dry wit and quirky hobbies. (He does cro
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An asthma medication seems to lower Parkinson’s disease risks Enlarge / Activity drops in a specific area of the brain in Parkinson's patients. (credit: NIH ) Evolution may have been our planet's first recycler. When organisms evolved useful proteins, they tend to get re-used in unrelated processes. So, a single family of proteins may regulate the development of everything from the brain to the blood to the bones. This is one reason that drugs often have of
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Big data-analyser sætter pris på fodboldspillereMed big data og algoritmer kan man bestemme og sammenligne fodboldspilleres løn. Resultaterne af den slags analyser kan dog variere meget – hvilket demonstrerer nogle generelle problemer ved at anvende big data.
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Flooding from Hurricane Harvey Causes a Host of Public Health ConcernsA lack of clean drinking water, the spread of disease and mosquito breeding grounds are just some of the potential problems -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Why Is It Important to Study Math?What’s the point of learning math? Why is it so important that kids are exposed to mathematical thinking? And what do parents and teachers need to know about learning real math? Keep... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Tropical Storm Lidia leaves four dead in MexicoTropical Storm Lidia has left at least four people dead in its sweep across Mexico's Baja California peninsula, wrecking infrastructure and homes along the way, authorities said Friday.
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All the ways you can use Chrome offline DIY No internet, no problem. So you lost your all-important access to the internet. If you have the Chrome browser, you can simply keep working. Here's our guide to using Chrome offline.
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Danger not over: Gas leaks, mold loom for Harvey evacueesBound for their Harvey-soaked home east of Houston, Lakeithia Bankhead and her four children left the mass shelter at the city's convention center Friday after five nights sleeping on cots among thousands of other evacuees. They filled a relative's sport utility vehicle with trash bags full of donated clothes, food and a baby bed.
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Experts concerned by Brazil environment policy under TemerThe international scientific community is "deeply concerned" about Brazil's environmental policy under President Michel Temer, the head of the Society for Ecological Restoration said Friday.
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Dating app Tinder finds gold at Apple's App StoreTinder for the first time became the top-grossing app in Apple's online shop, topping the likes of Netflix, Pandora and hit mobile games like "Clash Royale."
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Windows 10 update set for October releaseMicrosoft on Friday announced that a major update to its Windows operating system will be released globally on October 17.
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Amazon's Top-Selling Travel Pillow Can Fit In Your Personal Item, and Is Only $22 Today Trtl Pillow , $22 It might look like something Rey would wear while scouring for spare parts on Jakku, but this neck wrap is actually a travel pillow , and a top-selling one at that. The Trtl pillow uses a hidden ribs to support your neck as you doze off in your tiny coach airline seat. Just wrap Trtl around your neck, placing the ribs on whichever side you want to lay your head (including direct
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Video streaming player pioneer Roku seeks $100M in IPOVideo streaming player pioneer Roku is going public, hoping to raise money to expand into more households and fend off competitive threats from bigger technology companies.
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Trump names former Navy aviator to head NASAUS President Donald Trump announced Friday he plans to appoint James Bridenstine, a former navy pilot and Republican congressman, to head the US space agency NASA.
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As Uber drove into PR pot hole, Lyft stepped on the gasWhen management upheaval, allegations of corporate espionage, and revelations of sexual harassment sent Uber into a public relations sinkhole, its long overshadowed rival Lyft shifted into overdrive.
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Watching Katla: Icelanders plan for next volcanic eruptionSneeze next to the Katla volcano, goes the joke in this Icelandic village, and a seismologist in Reykjavik will analyze the disturbance.
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The Best Business Reads of August Each month, the editors of The Atlantic’ s Business Channel share the most interesting pieces of journalism about money and economics from around the web. This month’s picks include a commentary on segregation in Los Angeles, the tech investor Ellen Pao writing on sexism in Silicon Valley, a look at how NBA stars are investing their money, and an analysis of how Elon Musk’s proposed Hyperloop mig
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An Insane Collection of Hollywood Props Is Up for Auction, From Conan's Sword to Indy's WhipBring your Mithril checkbook.
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Space Photos of the Week: NBD, Just a Galaxy Shooting Out Microwave LasersA megamaser galaxy, a Cosmic Eyelash, and Cassini makes a movie about Saturn this week in space.
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Physicists Want to Rebuild Quantum Theory From ScratchPhysicists are trying to rewrite the axioms of quantum theory from scratch in an effort to understand what it all means. The problem? They’ve been almost too successful.
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A Bipartisan Bill Helped Save Pets From Harvey, And Maybe Their Humans Too In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, many people who lost their homes to flooding were able to save their pets. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the importance of those relationships. (Image credit: Scott Olson /Getty Images)
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Nearby Earth-Size Exoplanets May Have WaterData from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope suggests some of TRAPPIST-1’s worlds could be habitable -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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‘Highwaymen’ beetles rob ants of the food in their stomachsAs jet ant workers carry honeydew back to their nests, beetles approach them and trick them into vomiting up the precious food
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Hurricane Harvey’s Public-Health Nightmare For the thousands of people traveled through Harvey’s flood waters to Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center, safety was not yet at hand. Although delivered from the worst of the storm, the packed masses were one of the loci of another brewing problem, one that officials expect might last a year or more after landfall. Every flood disaster is also a public-health disaster, and even as Harvey
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Republicans Need a Villain for the Midterms Like most politics of late, the 2018 elections promise to be wild and weird. For starters, midterms typically serve as a referendum on the sitting president—which should be fabulous news for Democrats, given that Donald Trump’s favorability numbers are now smaller than his waistline. Except! When one peruses the actual electoral map, the House, Senate, and gubernatorial landscapes all favor Repub
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Se Neptunes flotte billeder fra NordsøenMiljøskibet Neptune er netop vendt hjem fra to måneders ekspedition rundt i Nordsøen. Udover mange prøver og data, der nu skal analyseres videnskabeligt, lykkedes det også ekspeditionen at tage en lang række billeder af dyrelivet og havbunden.
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Miljøskib hjemme igen efter 8.700 kilometers sejlads i NordsøenDet teknologispækkede skib Neptune fra miljøorganisationen Oceana har brugt maskiner, dykkere og en undersøisk robot til at undersøge livet i vandet og på havbunden i den nordlige del af Nordsøen, der bærer tydeligt præg af at være overfisket.
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Computeren bliver snart en rigtig sofatrænerForskere har udviklet en algoritme, der gør computere i stand til at vurdere hvilke fodboldspillere som er god - og hvilke der er dårlige.
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Spørg Scientariet: Drejer alle stjerner og planeter samme vej rundt om sig selv?En læser funderer over, hvorvidt stjernerne og planeterne drejer i samme retning i hele universet, og er vi virkelig i centrum? Det svarer planetforsker på.
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How University of Reading lent a hand in UK lentil production | LettersNews of the UK’s first lentil harvest prompts memories of university research projects from Prof Richard Ellis , and speculation about the footwear of lentil pickers from Michael Cunningham I was pleased to learn of farmers’ success with British lentil production ( Finger on pulse: harvest time for UK’s lentil crops , 31 August). This augurs well for improved food chain traceability, UK food suppl
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Early Data From Harvey Shows Epic Flooding Government flood maps may need to be redrawn following Harvey. That, in turn, could have implications for insurers. (Image credit: Katie Park/NPR)
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America’s new ironman is headed home from space—it’s Peggy Whitson Without much fanfare, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson will return to Earth on Saturday night—it will be Sunday morning on the steppes of Kazakhstan—aboard a Soyuz spacecraft. Quietly, she will have spent 288 days in space, or nearly 10 months. The duration of her spaceflight will fall short of only one other US astronaut, Scott Kelly, who returned to Earth in 2016 with a lot more attention after 340
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Palliative care makes only limited gains in AfricaAn Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai student leads the first comprehensive analysis of African palliative care literature over past 12 years.
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The Atlantic Daily: Uncertain Futures What We’re Following Students’ Futures: As President Trump prepares to announce on Tuesday his decision on whether to revoke DACA, several university presidents have written personal appeals on behalf of undocumented students who arrived in the U.S. as children and are protected from deportation under the program. The letters argue that DACA beneficiaries bring valuable contributions to their com
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Study highlights overuse of tumor marker tests in primary and secondary careThe vast majority of tumor marker tests in primary and secondary care are not necessary, according to a study that will be presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid. The tests assisted with a cancer diagnosis in just 2 percent of patients.
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Winking Star 6 Centuries Ago ExplainedA star that appeared and then vanished in A.D. 1437 was an explosion in a binary star system—which now reveals clues about the life cycle of certain stars. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Hard Consequence of Google's Soft Power Over Think TanksEmails viewed by WIRED reveal how funding from the tech giant can influence internal dynamics within a think tank.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Dear Jim Today in 5 Lines Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly examining a draft letter written by President Trump enumerating his reasons for firing former FBI Director James Comey. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump will make an announcement on DACA, the Obama-era program offering protections for young undocumented immigrants, on Tuesday. Meteorologists are tracking Hu
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3 Mental Strategies to Help You Build a Regular Exercise Routine A Duke University study that found over 40 percent of our actions aren’t actually decisions, but habits. Here's how to build good ones. Read More
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How Higher-Education Leaders Are Fighting for DACA Amid the torrent of pleas to President Trump this week to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) are letters written by several university presidents. In a noteworthy showing of direct engagement in political discourse, the presidents of Harvard , Princeton , Yale , and Duke , for example, have written personal letters this week. The Obama-era program protects undocumented immigran
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CDC: Homeopathic “healing bracelet” poisons baby with high levels of lead (credit: J.K. Califf ) A nine-month-old baby in Connecticut had dangerously high levels of lead in her blood after chewing on a homeopathic “healing bracelet” used to ease teething pain, according to a report published Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . The baby’s condition came to light last September during a routine health screening. Healthcare workers found that the ba
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Scientists Create Molecular Nanodrills That Destroy Cancer Cells This could end the days of suffering through cancer treatment. Read More
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Remembering Kukula Kapoor Glastris Many people who knew or worked with Kukula Glastris described her as “the kindest” or “the most generous” person they had known. It’s a big world, and titles like that can be contested. But I’ve never met anyone whose combination of personal goodness, plus intellectual and professional abilities, exceeded Kukula’s. The large number of people fortunate to have known her now offer support to her hu
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Q&A: Retrieving Gold, and More, From WastewaterScientists are eager to find better ways to extract heavy metals from industrial wastewater.
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Eyewire Release Report 9/1/2017 As detailed here , every few Fridays we’re sharing which bug fixes and tiny features our developers have released into the wild. Apart from bigger changes that have received their own posts, here are the releases on Eyewire since the last report. We may have reduced the amount of 403 errors (and consequently various site failures) that players were experiencing throughout this summer. Some errors
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The Atlantic’s Week in Culture Don’t Miss Bran Stark and the Problem of Omniscience — Spencer Kornhaber notices that the Game of Thrones character joins a long line of fictional oracles who are inscrutable, all-knowing, and troublesome to the narrative. Katie Posner The Business of Creativity The Podcast Made From Inside Prison — Galen Beebe tells the story of Ear Hustle , an audio series that seeks to highlight the everyday e
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NASA sees large Tropical Depression Mawar developNASA's Aqua satellite gathered temperature data on Tropical Depression Mawar as it was consolidating in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. Satellite imagery showed that this large system was getting better organized.
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Countries Pledge To Recover Dwindling Pacific Bluefin Tuna Population The long-term agreement would aid fish stocks that have fallen to just 2.6 percent of their historic size. The news comes at a time when Atlantic bluefin populations are also rebounding. (Image credit: Leisa Tyler/LightRocket/Getty Images)
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All the Coolest Stuff That Came Out of IFA 2017 Image: Gizmodo The Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin, or more simply IFA, started out as a showcase for new TV and radio technology and has debuted things like the first cassette tape and first color TV. And in the years since it began in 1926, it has grown into the largest tech exhibition in Europe. Now, we fast forward to today, where all the big players including Samsung, Sony, Microsoft a
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This $150 QHD Monitor Would Be a Resolution Upgrade For Nearly Everyone Lenovo 24" QHD Monitor , $140 4K monitors might be the new hotness, but QHD (2560x1440) is compatible with more computers, and still offers up enough resolution and screen real estate for just about everyone. This Lenovo model is only $150 today , and while it’s not IPS, it’s the best price we’ve ever seen on a non-refurbished QHD screen.
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NASA sees large Tropical Depression Mawar developNASA's Aqua satellite gathered temperature data on Tropical Depression Mawar as it was consolidating in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. Satellite imagery showed that this large system was getting better organized.
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Did Squabble Over a Vaccine Cause a Rift in Ben Franklin's Marriage?Why was Benjamin Franklin estranged from his wife for nearly two decades? A new theory argues that the founding father's marriage may have been strained by his son's health — and an argument about inoculation.
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Space superwoman returning to Earth with records galoreAstronaut Peggy Whitson is closing out a space streak unmatched by any other American.
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Satellite tracks post-Tropical Cyclone Harvey spreading into Ohio ValleyHarvey is beginning to lose tropical characteristics as heavy rain spread toward the Ohio valley on Sept. 1. NOAA's GOES East satellite provided a visible image of the clouds associated with the depression.
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NASA sees Sanvu strengthen into a TyphoonTropical Storm Sanvu continued to strengthen in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and NASA's Aqua satellite viewed the storm after it became a typhoon.
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Researcher looks at Trump's waterboarding boasts—do they matter?A study by a University of Cincinnati researcher is raising critical questions about the Trump administration's approach toward counterterrorism policies.
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Squeezed for profits, maker of $400 connected juice press closes up shop A Juicero juicer on display. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for The Humane Society of the United States) (credit: Getty Images) In a letter posted on its website on Friday, Juicero said that it would be closing down its business . The Silicon Valley startup sold a cold-press juice machine that squeezed juice out of proprietary bags of fruit and vegetable matter. The bags were delivered to t
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Plesiosaurs probably took over the world using all four flippers Animals A debate about dinosaur movement. Plesiosaurs definitely had a solid strategy for moving through water.
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NASA gets a night-time and under-the-hood look at Hurricane IrmaNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Satellite provided a night-time and infrared look at the Atlantic's latest hurricane that revealed the power under the clouds. NASA's GPM also provided a look at the rainfall being generated by Hurricane Irma.
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Most of Houston 'now dry,' as recovery beginsHouston was limping back to life on Friday one week after Hurricane Harvey slammed into America's fourth-largest city and left a trail of devastation across other parts of southeast Texas.
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British ban on cabin laptops to be lifted: EgyptAirPassengers flying with EgyptAir from Cairo to Britain will again be allowed to carry personal electronic devices in aircraft cabins, the North African country's national carrier said on Friday.
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Solar Eclipse Lawsuit: Couple Sues Amazon Alleging Faulty GlassesA couple in South Carolina has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, alleging that the company sold faulty solar eclipse glasses that did not adequately protect their eyes.
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Multi-mechanism approach to treating neonatal hypoxic ischemiaMale sex is a risk factor for worse outcome following neonatal insult, including hypoxic ischemia. While N-acetylcysteine and hypothermia promote functional improvement in female rodents, similar improvement in males requires the addition of vitamin D, report investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina in the September 1, 2017 issue of Neuropharmacology. Multi-mechanism approaches ar
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NASA sees Sanvu strengthen into a TyphoonTropical Storm Sanvu continued to strengthen in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and NASA's Aqua satellite viewed the storm after it became a typhoon.
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Satellite tracks post-Tropical Cyclone Harvey spreading into Ohio ValleyHarvey is beginning to lose tropical characteristics as heavy rain spread toward the Ohio valley on Sept. 1. NOAA's GOES East satellite provided a visible image of the clouds associated with the depression.
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NASA gets a night-time and under-the-hood look at Hurricane IrmaNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Satellite provided a night-time and infrared look at the Atlantic's latest hurricane that revealed the power under the clouds. NASA's GPM also provided a look at the rainfall being generated by Hurricane Irma.
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UC researcher looks at Trump's waterboarding boasts -- do they matter?University of Cincinnati political science research asks how President Trump's 'hell of a lot worse than waterboarding' rhetoric could shift legal norms.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: We Love Star Wars, but We Really Love Star Wars ToysA special Force Friday edition of the show with guest Brendan Nystedt.
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Cleanliness is next to sexiness for golden-collared manakins in PanamaFew of us would find a marriage proposal made amidst dirty dishes and messy clutter particularly romantic, but we are not the only creatures who realize that cleaning up your act may improve your chances of attracting a mate. Juvenile male golden-collared manakins who received extra testosterone were stimulated to clean up their display area before performing for females, according to research at
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Bacteria act as aphrodisiac for the closest relatives of animalsTo the surprise of scientists, bacteria can act as an aphrodisiac for one-celled marine organisms notable for being the closest living relative of all animals.
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Physicists propose new theories of black holes from the very early universeUCLA physicists have proposed new theories for how the universe's first black holes might have formed and the role they might play in the production of heavy elements such as gold, platinum and uranium.
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Squeeze Out a Bag for Juicero, Which Is Dead Now GIF Image: Chrissy Trampedach Dozens of people will no longer be able to use an over-engineered machine to squeeze cold press juice from a bag in the near future. Juicero, the startup that became a symbol of the tech industry’s mission to solve problems no one has, is officially shutting down. In a public statement , the company explained that over the last month it’s been studying ways to bring
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See the World's Driest Desert Covered in WildflowersAn unexpected rain has caused the world's driest nonpolar desert to burst into bloom.
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New High-Tech Fabric Can Share Your Social Media Posts New High-Tech Fabric Can Share Your Social Media Posts New programmable fabric shares songs, videos, and your Facebook or Instagram page with anyone nearby. New High-Tech Fabric Can Share Your Social Media Posts Video of New High-Tech Fabric Can Share Your Social Media Posts Technology Friday, September 1, 2017 - 14:15 Karin Heineman, Executive Producer (Inside Science) -- Back when smartphones f
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Somehow Everything Is More Soothing and Exciting With Graphs GIF Watching someone slowly turn on a light switch seems like an excruciatingly boring way to spend 30 seconds. But when the action is paired with a real-time graph charting the movement it turns soothing. For some reason Daihei Shibata’s short film Unendurable Line makes me want to watch mundane things play out for hours on end. The EX NOVO Chamber Choir performing in the background also adds a
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An Immunological Timeline for PregnancyA new study uses blood samples from pregnant women to track changes in the immune system leading up to birth, and predicts gestational age from the mothers' immune signatures.
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The Physics of a 200 MPH Hyperloop Test RunStudents built a sleek little pod that achieved a maximum speed of 324 km/hr, but there's more to learn from the test footage.
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Photos of the Week: 8/26–9/1 Recovery from Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, the World Bog Snorkeling Championships in Wales, devastating floods in Pakistan, pangolin smuggling in Thailand, wildflowers in bloom across the Atacama Desert in Chile, and much more.
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Immune system changes during pregnancy are precisely timedScientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have completed the first-ever characterization of the meticulously timed immune system changes in women that occur during pregnancy.
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Tesla faces labor board complaint alleging interference with unionization Enlarge / A Tesla Model S electric car sits in the Tesla Motors Inc. auto plant, formerly operated by New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. (NUMMI), in Fremont, California, on Wednesday, October 27, 2010. (credit: Tony Avelar/ Bloomberg/Getty Images) On Thursday evening, a federal labor board filed a complaint against Tesla (PDF), alleging that the electric vehicle company had discouraged workers f
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Texas Expedites Help From Out-Of-State Health Care Providers As the medical and mental health needs of people affected by Harvey become apparent, Texas has made it easier for out-of-state health workers to come lend a hand. (Image credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Fait Non Accompli: Social Structures Influence Studies of Sex Differences Can you explain what the correlation is between our brains, sexual orientation and gender? -Tim Rymel There are more than thirteen ways of looking at brain organization in humans, but all of them are sideways. -Rebecca M. Jordan-Young, Ph.D. (from Brainstorm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences ) Earlier this month we learned that a Google employee wrote a manifesto that, among other thin
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Chronic pain hits Americans with less money the hardest Chronic, debilitating pain hits people with fewer financial resources the hardest, new research suggests. A large number of Americans live with chronic pain, which can limit their quality of life and leads some to seek relief from potentially dangerous opioid medications. Nearly 10 percent of Americans over age 50 suffer from high-impact, long-standing pain that has a substantial negative effect
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Computer knows how much pain you are in by studying your faceAn algorithm that estimates someone’s pain levels by looking at their face could help stop doctors prescribing painkillers to people who don’t need them
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Why the ostrich is the only living animal with four kneecapsThe ostrich appears to be unique in the animal kingdom, because it has two kneecaps on each knee rather than one. The question is why
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Rings of Uranus reveal secrets of the planet’s moon CressidaBy studying variations in the rings of Uranus, researchers have determined the mass and density of the planet’s moon Cressida.
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The First Adhesive Was Invented by Neanderthals 200,000 Years AgoThe early hominids were the first to invent an adhesive, and scientists now understand how.
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A New Classification for Ganglion Cells A New Classification of Ganglion Neurons An exciting new prepublication paper from the Seung Lab squad is available on biorxiv ! We’ve been working for several years to map and analyze neurons from e2198, the dataset of Eyewire. Along the way… A new metric How many types of cells are there? Hard to answer if you don’t even have a definition for what makes a cell type. Researchers argue over what
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Human Embryo Editing Study Shows We Still Have a Lot to Learn About CRISPR
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Even Small Increases in Ocean Temperature Can Affect Marine LifeAn increase of only 1 degree Celsius in ocean temperature led to a doubling of some species in the Antarctic, according to new research.
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Cleanliness is next to sexiness for golden-collared manakins in PanamaJuvenile male Golden-collared Manakins on extra testosterone cleaned up their display area before performing for females, according to research at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama published in Animal Behavior. Female manakins got more aggressive when given testosterone.
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'The Inhumans' Review: Even in IMAX, Marvel’s Universe Has LimitsMarvel's extended on-screen universe is showing its first signs of being overextended.
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WIRED’s Top Stories in August: Hurricanes, Hyperloops, and Eclipses, Oh My!'Game of Thrones,' Hurricane Harvey, Google controversies, and so much (Da)more.
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The Best Labor Day Sales Happening Right Now These are the best Labor Day sales happening right now, so you can spend the money you’ve made from all your labor. Keep checking back, as we’ll continue to add more throughout the long weekend. Apparel 40% off with code LABORDAY40 Sunglass Warehouse has some of the best pricing out there, but they’ve amped it up this week. Their Labor Day Sale is basically a free-for-all. Use the code LABORDAY40
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Alien search detects radio signals from dwarf galaxy 3bn light years from Earth Stephen Hawking’s Breakthrough Listen project picks up radio pulses that could be from black holes, neutron stars or, some speculate – UFO beacons Astronomers searching for signals from alien civilisations have detected 15 powerful, repeated radio pulses coming from a dwarf galaxy 3 billion light years away from Earth. The source of the mysterious signals, known as fast radio bursts, is unknown.
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Princess Diana’s very real role in fighting the stigma of Aids | Letters Olivia Laing , Philip Chklar , Dr Gerald Smith and Alison Hackett write in response to Hilary Mantel’s essay The princess myth. Plus letters from Vivian Cook , Edward Thomas and Chris Birch I’d like to take issue with the statements about Aids in Hilary Mantel’s otherwise wonderful Princess Diana essay ( The princess myth , Review, 26 August). It is not right to say that in 1987 only the ignorant
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Bacteria act as aphrodisiac for the closest relatives of animalsChoanoflagellates are a ubiquitous but enigmatic one-celled ocean organism that may give clues to the origin of multicellularity in animals. New research has turned up a surprising kink in the organism's sex life: swarming and mating are triggered by a marine bacterium common in their environment. UC Berkeley and Harvard researchers traced this response to a protein secreted by the bacteria. The c
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Study: Drug may curb female infertility from cancer treatmentsAn existing drug may one day protect premenopausal women from life-altering infertility that commonly follows cancer treatments, according to a new study.
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6 ways colleges can reduce garbage at football games A new study suggests ways college sporting venues could exceed the standards of “zero-waste” operations and achieve greater environmental benefits. The study is based around analysis of waste and recyclables during the University of Missouri’s 2014 home football season. Officials at collegiate sporting venues have been leading efforts toward zero-waste events with many professional and collegiate
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How Cats (and Other Good Animals) Helped Pave the Way For Human Spaceflight All cats are amateur physicists . We know this because they insist on constantly knocking things over to make sure gravity still exists. But just because cats are interested in science doesn’t make them great candidates for space travel. Of course, that didn’t stop the Air Force from putting that to the test. Archival video footage from 1947 shows researchers at the Air Force’s Wright-Patterson A
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Jury finds Nintendo Wii infringes Dallas inventor’s patent, awards $10M Enlarge / The Nintendo Wii U Remote Plus is displayed in a showroom in Tokyo. (credit: Akio Kon/Bloomberg via Getty Images) A jury has ruled that Nintendo must pay $10.1 million because its Wii and Wii U systems infringe a patent belonging to a Dallas medical motion-detection company. iLife sued Nintendo (PDF) in 2013 after filing lawsuits against four other companies in 2012 . The case went to a
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Multiple waterspouts spotted in SochiFootage of a number of waterspouts in Russia has emerged.
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Reports of Russia's Election Hack Keep Getting Scarier Photo: Getty A New York Times investigation offered some unnerving news on Friday. Not only was the hacking of electoral systems during last year’s election “more extensive than previously disclosed,” the paper reports , multiple sources say that nobody’s really examining the the attacks on a state or local level. The reasons why are as complex as they are alarming. One thing is clear: A lot of r
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UCLA physicists propose new theories of black holes from the very early universe'Primordial black holes,' believed to have formed shortly after the Big Bang, might explain how heavy elements such as gold, platinum and uranium came to be, UCLA physicists report.
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The Divisive Diet of Honeybees: Why Some Will Never Be Royals That stings! A new study suggests that fragments of plant genetic material in the pollen-rich diets of worker bee larvae ensures that they never grow up to be queens. (Image credit: Stephen Dalton/Minden Pictures/Getty Images)
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Even if You Drink Coffee You Will Die There’s a trope in science news coverage that plays out again and again and again : the coffee study. Researchers observe a large population, measure their coffee drinking habits with a questionnaire, and crunch the data to see how the ubiquitous beverage affects our health. These studies have demonstrated, generally, that folks who drink a few cups a day seem healthier than those who don’t. News
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How deep water surfaces around AntarcticaNew 3-D maps trace the pathway that deep water takes to the surface of the Southern Ocean.
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Breast cancer patients on opioids less likely to stick to vital treatmentA new study has found a troubling lack of adherence to a potentially lifesaving treatment regimen among breast cancer patients who take opioids to manage their pain.
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Kessler researchers correlate cognitive fatigue after TBI with activation of the caudate'These results are consistent with findings in our related research in the multiple sclerosis (MS) population,' said Dr. Wylie, the lead author, 'which suggests that the TBI and MS populations share a mechanism for cognitive fatigue.' This has important implications for the development of effective treatments. 'This study points to the caudate nucleus as a likely target for clinical interventions
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Pittsburgh Is Going Green, But Who Is Getting Left Behind? Photo: AP PITTSBURGH — America’s storied “Steel City” is on the forefront of an energy revolution, transitioning from its long reliance on fossil fuels to renewables and energy efficient homes. In June, Mayor Bill Peduto joined an alliance of over 100 cities committing to solar and wind power. The announcement came only hours after President Trump made known he was ending US involvement in the Pa
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Monthly Stats for Eyewire: August 2017 Didn’t it just become summer yesterday? Time flies on Eyewire! This last month we completed 42 cells (including a 12-hour marathon as part of Operation Spywire), finished Sector 7, promoted a bunch of players, hit a bunch of millionaire milestones, and continued to be super awesome. Have a look at these stats! New Scouts: davidmadsen Begonie ksleyk2 TortoiseBucket IlPero New Mystics: crazyman4865
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Look at the mysterious ‘dragon booger’ found in Vancouver's Lost Lagoon Animals Pond gunk has never been so fascinating. “Dragon boogers” go by many names. “Moss animals,” for one, and “bryozoans,” for another. And they totally defy many biological principles.
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Fallen leaves could be turned into devices that store energyA new way to recycle dead leaves could produce better electronic components and avoid the pollution caused by burning biowaste
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Bee larvae fed beebread have no chance of becoming queenWhether a honeybee larva becomes a queen or a worker is down to the food it is given – and the amount of plant RNA in it
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Why Some Telescopes are Better Off Underground Why Some Telescopes are Better Off Underground Burying certain instruments helps astronomers and astrophysicists detect otherwise difficult-to-spot particles. elevator-shaft.gif Image credits: Composite image by Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer (Image credit: Matt Kapust/Sanford Underground Research Facility/NASA) Space Friday, September 1, 2017 - 11:00 Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer (Inside Science) -- If you wan
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Alien-Like Blob Found in Lake is Actually a Living Thing Image: Vancouver Courier via YouTube Sometimes, we are all this blob —a large, gelatinous mound sitting in a lake, begging to be left alone. Recently, one such blob was found near the Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park, Vancouver. While it might not look like something from Earth, the Blob is very much alive—and it contains multitudes. According to the Vancouver Courier, the Stanley Park Ecology Society
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Why disaster recovery shouldn’t overlook domestic violence When disasters like Hurricane Harvey strike, victims of domestic violence are often particularly vulnerable. “Disasters can cause significant emotional trauma or stress, injure or kill individuals, and threaten basic human needs such as access to food, water, and housing,” says J. Brian Houston, associate professor of communication and director for the Disaster and Community Crisis Center (DCC) a
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A monkey named Spiderman dies in New York at age 43A monkey named Spiderman has died at a New York zoo after an unusually long life.
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Irma forecast to remain a 'powerful hurricane for days'Hurricane Irma in the central Atlantic is expected to remain a "powerful hurricane" as it heads towards the Caribbean, US weather monitors said Friday.
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NASA examines Hurricane Lidia's eye on the BajaHurricane Lidia's eye was visible in NASA satellite imagery as it approached Baja California, Mexico's southernmost tip. Hurricane Lidia was making landfall on the Baja on Sept. 1 at 5 a.m. PDT and continued to bring soaking rains to the region.
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Android Oreo's Security Improvements Will Have a Lasting ImpactThe security improvements in Android Oreo will have impacts beyond this one release.
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Has the Era of Gene Therapy Finally Arrived?The FDA just approved the first gene therapy for sale, but such therapies remain far from fulfilling their early promise -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Hacking street signs with stickers could confuse self-driving cars Enlarge (credit: Ivan Etimov et al. / Thinkstock ) Progress in the field of machine vision is one of the most important factors in the rise of the self-driving car. An autonomous vehicle has to be able to sense its environment and react appropriately. Free space has to be calculated, solid objects avoided, and any and all of the instructions we helpfully leave everywhere—painted on the tarmac or
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Dive into the 'Mouth of Hell': Virtual Tour Takes You Inside an Active VolcanoWhat does it look like inside a volcano? Find out with a new immersive website.
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Another Monster Storm Is Brewing in the Eastern AtlanticBarely a week after Hurricane Harvey slammed the Texas coast, another monster hurricane is brewing out in the Atlantic.
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Why Computers Are Having Such a Hard Time With This Deceptively Simple Chess Puzzle Image: FlankerFF/Wikimedia A popular chess problem known as the Queen’s Puzzle has captivated mathematicians and computer scientists for years, yet no one has been able to write a computer program that can solve the conundrum quickly and efficiently. Researchers from the UK now claim that computers will never be up to the task—and they’re offering a $1 million to anyone who can prove them wrong.
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DACA Med Students Face Uncertain Futures Jirayut New Latthivongskorn’s first day at Harvard University’s public-health school didn’t go as planned. After class on Monday, instead of networking with the Cambridge elite, he spent hours on the phone frantically strategizing with other undocumented health professionals, who had become worried after days of speculation that President Trump is considering revoking DACA. “Looking like a crazy
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Millions of Time Warner Cable Customer Records Exposed in Third-Party Data Leak Photo: Getty Roughly four million records containing the personal details of Time Warner Cable (TWC) customers were discovered stored on an Amazon server without a password late last month. The files, more than 600GB in size, were discovered on August 24 by the Kromtech Security Center while its researchers were investigating an unrelated data breach at World Wrestling Entertainment. Two Amazon S
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Doubts Raised about Gene-Editing Study in Human EmbryosAlternative explanations challenge whether CRISPR–Cas9 technique actually fixed a genetic mutation as claimed -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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UK’s bad drug law flounders, which is no real surprise at allThe Psychoactive Substances Act is a failure. The only surprise is that the UK government has promised to keep pursuing people under it, says Frank Swain
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Science | The Guardian

Europe unveils world's most powerful X-ray laser Facility in Hamburg will help recreate conditions deep inside the sun, unravel ways to make new antibiotics and even create a new form of diamond The world’s most powerful X-ray laser has begun operating at a facility where scientists will attempt to recreate the conditions deep inside the sun and produce film-like sequences of viruses and cells. The machine, called the European X-ray Free Electr
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This sea snake looks like a banana and hunts like a SlinkyA newly identified sea snake subspecies is known to live in a single gulf off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica.
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High-frequency chip makes fastest internet speeds look slow Engineers have created a high-frequency electronic chip potentially capable of transmitting tens of gigabits of data per second, much faster than the fastest internet available today. Omeed Momeni, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at University of California, Davis, and doctoral student Hossein Jalili designed the chip using a phased array antenna system. Phased array
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New Nutrition Study Changes Nothing If you’ve ever been on the internet, you’ve noticed that some things are popular, and other things aren’t. The popular ones have something in common. It’s not quality, or importance, or accuracy, but novelty. An example of this is Moby-Dick . It’s a timeless novel by an acclaimed writer, and most people haven’t read it. The complete text is free on the internet. You could be reading it right now.
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Technology Moves to the Head of the 21st Century ClassroomTomorrow’s jobs will demand collaborative workers steeped in hands-on problem solving. To that end, digital learning is leveling the playing field for far-flung disadvantaged students who previously would have had no chance to be part of this new workforce, as well as boosting the skills of students and workers closer to home. Cloud, virtualization, and software-defined networking—along with consu
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This 1,000-year-old oak tree survived Hurricane Harvey Environment Oaks are poised to thrive in a changing climate. The community of Rockport has appreciated the tree for more than a hundred years.
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The New Game by the Rock Band Creators Made Me Feel Like a DJ God All images: Andrew Liszweski/Gizmodo Yesterday my coworker laid the DropMix board out on a table and started dropping cards. Immediately catchy music played from her phone’s speaker and three passing coworkers stopped dead in their tracks. As she removed a card and added another the music changed to accomodate the new beat and one person said “is that, like, a mixing game?” Then another spied the
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Indsatsen mod sygdomsudbrud styrkes med sammenlægning af humant og veterinært beredskabFra 2020 overtager Statens Serum Institut og Københavns Universitet sammen det veterinære...
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Third-party Google Assistant speakers put “OK Google” in tons of form factors IFA (the Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) is happening in Germany right now, and the show is apparently the coming out party for third-party speakers with an integrated Google Assistant. Imagine a Google Home , but made by somebody else, without the all-white, air freshener design. The companies are in various stages of rolling out information, ship dates, and pricing, but we have a few det
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Today's Best Deals: Cookbooks, Clear the Rack, Cold Brew, and More Amazon’s one-day cookbook sale , Clear The Rack at Nordstrom Rack , and an $18 cold brew coffee maker lead off Friday’s best deals. We’ve also collected the best sales running this weekend on apparel, home goods, and more. Find them all here ! Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Anker SoundBuds Slim , $20 Anker’s SoundBuds are our readers’ favorite a
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Houston Is Swarming with Drones
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Nature Videos Help to Calm Inmates in Solitary ConfinementControversial experiment ignites debate over whether scientific work could be used to justify harsh prison tactics -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NASA examines Hurricane Lidia's eye on the BajaHurricane Lidia's eye was visible in NASA satellite imagery as it approached Baja California, Mexico's southernmost tip. Hurricane Lidia was making landfall on the Baja on Sept. 1 at 5 a.m. PDT and continued to bring soaking rains to the region.
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Scientists identify climatic risks for dengue disease outbreaksThe University of Liverpool is part of an international team of scientists that have identified the climatic risks for dengue disease outbreaks, with a new study undertaken in India.
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Aug 2017 Jobs Report: Labor Day job numbers remain upbeat for Americans with disabilities'Our report, which is based on the proportion of people with disabilities who are working, continues to improve for the seventeenth consecutive month,' noted John O'Neill, PhD, director of employment and disability research at Kessler Foundation. 'While this prolonged stretch of gains is encouraging, we need to remember that the gap in employment between people with and without disabilities is sti
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Physician experts highlight research ahead of Otolaryngology's annual meetingThe latest research on patient preferences, quality-of-life, ear health, thyroidectomy, and other topics related to the specialty of otolaryngology will be presented in Chicago, IL, Sept. 10-13, during the AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience. The 2017 Annual Meeting includes hundreds of research presentations. All abstracts to be presented are now available online.
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Aug 2017 Jobs Report: Labor Day job numbers remain upbeat for Americans with disabilitiesAs we celebrate Labor Day, the job news remains upbeat for Americans with disabilities, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment - Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD). For the population with disability, the trend has now reached 17 consecutive months. Accessible public transportation syst
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Make a playlist for someone with dementia: the results will astonish you | Sarah MetcalfeMusic is neurologically special: we’re only just scratching the surface of what it can do for dementia sufferers – and for their carers and families In October BBC Radio 3 will broadcast a six-hour programme blending music with the voices of people living with dementia, in a collaboration with the Wellcome Collection. It promises to be a moving demonstration of something we all need to know: that
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It's Almost Impossible for Inmates to Get a Divorce CHICAGO—Testifying one recent Wednesday morning that her marriage was irretrievably broken, a young woman told the Cook County court she was waiving her option to collect spousal support or divide any shared assets with her husband; all she wanted was to be free of him. When the woman’s legal representative asked if she’d tried to work out their differences, she paused. “Well, he had an alcohol p
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Tiny gold specks may cut false positives in medical tests Researchers have created a new biomedical assay that eliminates the readout of “false positive” results in medical tests for pregnancy, allergies, infectious disease, and more. It could lead to far fewer worrisome faulty test results and wasted money on additional, unnecessary tests. “…we looked at how we can make what’s already there work better, by reducing erroneous results.” “There are these
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Girls in Tech founder embraces challenging missionThe way Girls in Tech founder Adriana Gascoigne sees it, revelations about sexual harassment in Silicon Valley technology firms are a double-edged sword: They shine a light on a serious problem but depict an environment that can deter women from careers in tech.
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XFEL: Brilliant X-ray laser comes onlineA powerful machine opens in Germany to probe the structure of matter to help make new drugs and materials.
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Minuscule jitters may hint at quantum collapse mechanismVibrations of a tiny cantilever could help reveal why quantum rules fail on large scales.
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Here's The Major Inconsistency About This New Droid From The Last Jedi Fictional droid related news and analysis is an important part of my job, so I was very pleased to learn that a new astromech droid was revealed (well, via toys) as part of the upcoming installment of the little-known laser-cutting-device enthusiast movie series, Star Wars. And if some of the old basic Star Wars conventions about droid naming hold here, then these new droids represent a major shi
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Review: Attention, cord cutters: Tablo Dual brings DVR to your screensRecording TV shows for later viewing is something almost everyone who subscribes to pay TV can do.
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Bit data goes anti-skyrmionsToday's world, rapidly changing because of "big data", is encapsulated in trillions of tiny magnetic objects - magnetic bits - each of which stores one bit of data in magnetic disk drives. A group of scientists from the Max Planck Institutes in Halle and Dresden have discovered a new kind of magnetic nano-object in a novel material that could serve as a magnetic bit with cloaking properties to mak
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Your smartphone got wet. Here's what not to do firstSmart phones and water just don't mix, as thousands of people in Texas are learning to their distress during the flooding there.
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The next big Windows 10 update will be out on October 17 Enlarge (credit: Liz West ) The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update now has a release date: October 17. Microsoft started finalizing the release last week , and we'd expect this release to follow the pattern seen in previous Windows updates: the final build will be done some time in September and roll out to members of the Windows Insider program's fast, slow, and release preview rings. Then it will
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Delivery wars are getting hotter as retailers compete with AmazonThe delivery wars keep getting hotter.
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Bit data goes anti-skyrmionsA group of scientists from the Max Planck Institutes in Halle and Dresden have discovered a new kind of magnetic nano-object in a novel material that could serve as a magnetic bit with cloaking properties to make a magnetic disk drive with no moving parts -- a Racetrack Memory -- a reality in the near future.
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I næste uge falder roaming-hammeren: Nu skal teleselskaberne rette indIkke alle teleselskaber i Danmark har levet op til reglerne om fri roaming i EU-lande. Energistyrelsen er klar med de første afgørelser den kommende uge.
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Dare to refuse the origin myths that claim who you are | Chetan BhattWe all have origin stories and identity myths, our tribal narratives that give us a sense of security and belonging. But sometimes our small-group identities can keep us from connecting with humanity as a whole -- and even keep us from seeing others as human. In a powerful talk about how we understand who we are, Chetan Bhatt challenges us to think creatively about each other and our future. As he
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‘Quats’ in your bathroom cleaners may harm fertility A common ingredient used in wide array of household products, from toothpaste to disinfecting cleaners, may inhibit the function of mitochondria, the powerhouses of the cell, and hormone functions in cells, a new in-vitro study suggests. The ingredients in question are called quaternary ammonium compounds, or “quats.” “The results from this study are concerning because almost everyone is exposed
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Which one defines you more: Your race or your politics? A new study suggests Americans tend to view their political party as a more accurate picture of who they are—even more than their race, gender, ethnicity, or religion. But why does political “partyism” trump other social identifiers? One reason is that you choose who you’ll support politically—but race and ethnicity are assigned at birth. “Because partisan affiliation is voluntary, it is a much m
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Google effect unleashes downtown San Jose property boomGoogle's effort to acquire a broad swath of downtown San Jose properties for a massive new tech campus is triggering a sharp jump in selling prices for commercial real estate in the area.
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How Long Will It Take Houston's Floodwaters to Drain?Houston has turned into a giant bathtub after being inundated with relentless rains from Tropical Storm Harvey, which made landfall in Texas as a hurricane but has since been downgraded to a tropical depression.
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Nature videos help to calm inmates in solitary confinement Controversial experiment ignites debate over whether scientific work could be used to justify harsh prison tactics. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22540
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Reporter: Google successfully pressured me to take down critical story Google co-founder Larry Page was CEO of Google in 2011. (credit: Getty Images) The recent furor over a Google-funded think tank firing an anti-Google scholar has inspired Gizmodo journalist Kashmir Hill to tell a story about the time Google used its power to squash a story that was embarrassing to the company. The incident occurred in 2011. Hill was a cub reporter at Forbes , where she covered te
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Report: Warner Bros. Might Try to Lure a Major Star to Its Joker Origin Movie Image: DC Comics. Warner Bros.’ new Joker movie —and the new banner of “Elseworlds”-style movies in the DC universe—just got even weirder thanks to a new Hollywood report from The Hollywood Reporter . One that claims that WB is potentially looking at a huge actor to play the clown prince of crime: Leonardo DiCaprio. Building on Deadline ’s scoop last week about the plans for a Joker origin movie
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93-year-old American woman donates $22 mn to Cologne ZooA 93-year-old widow from the United States has donated $22 million to the zoo in Cologne, Germany, saying she wanted to give back to the city where she and her husband met during World War II, German media reported Friday.
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Lifestyle factors may affect how long individuals live free of disabilityNew research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society indicates that a healthy lifestyle may help reduce the duration of an individual's disabled period near the end of life.
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AWI's underwater robot Tramper successfully recoveredOn 27 August 2017, deep-sea researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) recovered the underwater robot Tramper, which had been taking measurements at a depth of 2435 metres for nearly 60 weeks - the first long-term mission involving a crawler under the Arctic sea ice. For the first 24 weeks, the robot took biogeochemical readings at various s
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ESO's La Silla Observatory will host new planet hunterDeveloped and built by the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, and the University of Montreal, NIRPS (Near Infra Red Planet Searcher) is an infrared spectrograph designed to detect Earth-like rocky planets around the coolest stars. The formal agreement to add NIRPS to the suite of instruments on ESO telescopes was signed on June 7th, 2017 by ESO's Director General Tim de Zeeuw, Michel Oris,
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Source code of award-winning knowledge base is now available for everyoneAlmost every word has more than one meaning. Modern search engines solve this problem using knowledge bases. Yago was one of the first knowledge bases, developed by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken and the Télécom ParisTech in Paris. Last week, the researchers received an award for their work on Yago from the most important scientific journal in the field of ar
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Spend Your Labor Day Weekend With Nordstrom Rack's Clear the Rack Sale Nordstrom Rack Clear the Rack Sale It’s that time again. Nordstrom Rack has brought back their Clear the Rack sale and it’s full (and I mean FULL) of really incredible deals. Designer clothing, brands you’ve never heard of, everything in clearance an extra 25% off . This lasts through Monday, so you have a nice long weekend to pick up some discounts. More Deals
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Ancient fish skulls shake up the vertebrate evolutionary tree Enlarge / The skull of a 250 million year old fossil fish and a virtual model of its internal skeleton, along with a life reconstruction. (credit: Andrey Atuchin) Around 400 million years ago, the world was warm. Animals were beginning to emerge from the oceans, and plants began to spread across the Earth. The northern Appalachian mountains were raised as the continents of Euramerica and Gondwana
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Mosul Holds Clues About a Post-ISIS Future The devastation the so-called Islamic State wreaked on the Iraqi city of Mosul stuns the senses. Suicide bombers blew up the hospital so that ISIS leaders being treated there couldn’t be captured and interrogated. A water plant mechanic tells of being lashed 40 times because his wife answered the door unveiled. An engineer tells of seeing neighbors burned alive. Children haven’t been to school in
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Gizmodo

Another Major Hurricane Is Brewing in the East Atlantic The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite captured this image of Hurricane Irma at 11:15 am on August 31, 2017. (Image: NOAA) As the Gulf Coast continues to cope with the aftermath of Harvey , a new threat has emerged in the east Atlantic. Dubbed Irma, this latest storm erupted into a Category 3 hurricane yesterday afternoon—and it’s
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With Indian rocket launch failure, 2017 seeing a higher accident rate Enlarge / The Indian satellite tried to separate from the rocket while inside the payload fairing. (credit: ISRO) On Thursday, the Indian space agency, ISRO, suffered a rare failure when its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle failed to launch a navigation satellite into its proper orbit. It was the first failure of the workhorse launch vehicle, which is capable of lifting about four tons to low Earth
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Etosis phenomenon discovered in human blood monocytesA recent study published online in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology found the first clear demonstration of etosis in human blood monocytes, a type of immune cell.
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AJR study: Musculoskeletal extremity imaging use among Medicare population climbs sharplyUtilization rates among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries for the four most common musculoskeletal extremity imaging modalities -- radiography, ultrasound, MRI, and CT -- increased significantly between 1994 and 2013, according to an article published ahead of print in the American Journal of Roentgenology.
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Vaccines save 20 million lives, $350 billion in poor countries since 2001Vaccination efforts made in the world's poorest countries since 2001 will have prevented 20 million deaths and saved $350 billion in health-care costs by 2020, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Gizmodo

Much-Hyped DNA Editing Study Under Fire Image: Bruno Vellutini /Flickr Science’s next space race isn’t in the stars, but in your DNA. People around the world are working to use the latest DNA-editing technology, called CRISPR-Cas9, to fix the gene-based ails that plague so many victims. But this is still science—which means every side faces scrutiny, even from the folks supposed to be on the same team. A hyped recent study from an Amer
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Science-Based Medicine

Neck Manipulation, Stroke, and the Vertebral Artery Stretch: Views, Opinions, and OptionsStroke reported as being associated with neck manipulation is rare when stroke numbers are tallied with the total number of neck manipulations performed, but the true incidence of this injury is not known and may be much greater than indicated by case reports. Advocating or providing neck manipulation without warning about the limitations and the danger of such treatment is irresponsible and misle
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

What language tells us about changing attitudes to extremismThe words "extreme","extremist" and "extremism" carry so many connotations these days – far more than a basic dictionary definition could ever cover. Most would agree that Islamic State, the London Bridge and Manchester Arena attackers, as well as certain "hate preachers" are extremists. But what about Darren Osbourne who attacked the Finsbury Park Mosque? Or Thomas Mair who murdered Labour MP Jo
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Gizmodo

Shocking Video Shows Cop Violently Dragging Sobbing Nurse Away for Doing Her Job YouTube Welcome to WHAT NOW , a morning round-up of the news/fresh horrors that await you today. The head nurse in a Utah hospital burn unit says she was assaulted and forcefully arrested by a Salt Lake City detective after refusing to violate hospital policy by allowing the officer to take a blood sample from an unconscious patient without a search warrant. Advertisement In bodycam footage of th
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Viden

Hackere stjæler data fra seks millioner instagrammereEn fejl i det sociale medies systemer er skyld i, at millioner af brugeres private oplysninger er lækket. Tjek om din konto er iblandt.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Melatonin may help treat blood cancersResearchers have examined the potential benefits of melatonin, a hormone made by a small gland in the brain, for treating blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Breastfeeding may help prevent children's asthma exacerbations later in lifeIn a Pediatric Allergy and Immunology analysis of children with asthma, those who had been breastfed had a 45 percent lower risk of asthma exacerbations later in life compared with children who had not been breastfed.
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The Atlantic

The Case for a Millionaire Tax President Donald Trump on Wednesday pitched a dramatic tax overhaul that would be "the biggest ever" tax cut for middle-class Americans. The pitch included few specifics, but if it resembles past blueprints, there is little doubt that it will indeed be a historically massive tax break—just for rich Americans like Donald Trump . There are better ideas. One comes, surprisingly, from the chief advis
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Machinery that repairs itselfIn the EU-funded project SelSus, Fraunhofer scientists are collaborating in a consortium with partners from research and industry to develop maintenance technology capable of forecasting machine downtimes in production before they occur. This allows plant managers to rectify faults before the machine breaks down. The system even corrects some defects automatically.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Chemicals burning at Texas plant are unstable if not cooledThe chemicals that exploded at a Texas plant are so unstable that they must be kept cool or they can ignite a runaway scenario.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

South Carolina couple sues Amazon over eclipse glassesA South Carolina couple is suing online retailer Amazon over what they claim were faulty pairs of eclipse glasses that resulted in eye injuries, headaches and blurry vision.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Tracking debris in the Earth's orbit with centimeter precision using efficient laser technologyUncontrollable flying objects in orbit are a massive risk for modern space travel, and, due to our dependence on satellites today, it is also a risk to global economy. A research team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena, Germany, has now especially developed a fiber laser that reliably determines the position and direction of the space debris' movem
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Entanglement is an inevitable feature of reality(Phys.org)—Is entanglement really necessary for describing the physical world, or is it possible to have some post-quantum theory without entanglement?
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