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Does Anyone Really Trust Trump to Handle the North Korea Nuclear Crisis?AP When the Obama administration left the White House, top officials warned that the No. 1 problem the incoming Trump administration would face globally is North Korea. Nearly eight long months later, the other shoe has dropped with the advancement of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program to a successful hydrogen bomb test on Sunday. Couple that with the country’s recent testing of intercontinent
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US East Coast keeps wary eye on Irma, another powerful hurricaneBarely a week after Hurricane Harvey devastated large swaths of the US Gulf coast, Americans on the East Coast on Sunday were warily watching the progress of another major storm, Hurricane Irma.
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ISS crew return to EarthThe three-person crew of Peggy Whitson, Jack Fischer and Fyodor Yurchikhin have landed safely in Kazakhstan.
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Opinion: The Sweet Spot on the Teaching-Research ContinuumOverseeing assistant professors tasked with teaching freshmen how to conduct research revealed crucial gaps in STEM doctoral education.
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Watch Record-Setting NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Return to Earth TonightPeggy Whitson holds up Chinese cabbage grown in the International Space Station in a tweet sent on May 30, 2017. Photo: AP NASA astronaut and biochemist Peggy Whitson will return to Earth as the planet’s new record holder for longest time cumulatively spent on space by an American or a woman this weekend, touching down in a Russian Soyuz capsule in Kazakhstan at 7:22am local time (9:22pm Eastern)
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Study in early stage breast cancer shows that even small tumors can be aggressiveEven small tumours can be aggressive, according to a study in patients with early stage breast cancer that will be presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid. Researchers found that nearly one in four small tumors were aggressive and patients benefited from chemotherapy. Aggressive tumors could be identified by a 70-gene signature.
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Financial stress is associated with migraine, if you have specific circadian gene variantsPeople with a specific variation in the CLOCK gene have more migraines under financial stress. This work, the first time that the genetics of circadian rhythms has been shown to have an effect on migraine, is presented at the ECNP conference in Paris.
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Pilot study shows that neurofeedback may help treatment-resistant depressionA small pilot study has indicated that neurofeedback -- where patients concentrate on modifying their own brainwave patterns -- has potential to treat many of the 100 million people worldwide who suffer from treatment-resistant depression (TRD). This is the first time that neurofeedback has been shown to improve both individual symptoms and overall recovery in TRD.
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Instagram Done Got HackedPhoto: AP Instagram, Facebook’s hotter, snootier subsidiary, may have a massive data breach on its hands. This week, a security flaw within Instagram allowed hackers to assemble a database of what appeared to be verified users’ contact information—some of those affected purportedly being celebrities and politicians . According to the Verge , Instagram now says the known scope of the breach has ex
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Jim Bridenstine to Be Nominated by Trump to Lead NASAThe former Navy pilot is in his third term in Congress and would be the first elected official to serve as NASA administrator if confirmed by the Senate.
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China's Huawei unveils mobile AI assistant at Berlin's IFAChinese electronics giant Huawei on Saturday unveiled its first mobile personal assistant with artificial intelligence in Berlin, in hopes it will rival the dominance of Samsung's Bixby and Apple's Siri.
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In 'Gasland' community, new tests revive old drilling debateThe well water at Ken Morcom and Kim Grosso's house is laced with so much explosive methane that a Pennsylvania environmental regulator who went there to collect samples this summer decided it would be safer to coast her SUV down the driveway.
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Urban sprawl in spotlight after historic Houston floodsRapid, poorly regulated urbanization in Houston has exacerbated the impact of flooding from Hurricane Harvey, experts say, warning that local authorities must pay attention as global climate change threatens to intensify extreme weather events.
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Study shows potential unintended effects of charter school movementIncreases in charter school enrollment in Pennsylvania have led to a decrease in property tax revenue in public school districts of about 9.5% from 2005 to 2012, according to a study led by a University of Kansas researcher.
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Review: Dominate the solar system in The Expanse board gameEnlarge (credit: It's cubes on a map!) Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com —and let us know what you think. The Expanse just has it. George R.R. Martin can't stop professing his love, and the franchise is fresh off a Hugo award nomination in the new TV category. Now, the sci-fi series is flaring it
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Radio Atlantic News Update: The Questions After HarveyIf history is any guide, the biggest problems for residents of the Houston area will come into focus only after the nation's attention has already turned elsewhere. In this Radio Atlantic extra, Matt Thompson talks with Atlantic staff writer David Graham about the questions we should be asking now, while Harvey remains in the headlines. As the recovery gets under way, what should we be watching?
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How Mistranslation Could Threaten the Iran DealSometimes the words that matter most in foreign policy are the ones we get wrong. As the Trump administration openly ponders withdrawing from the Iran deal, notwithstanding reports of Iran’s compliance from the UN’s nuclear watchdog, some might believe his case was bolstered by inflammatory remarks from Iran’s own leaders concerning their intentions. Except that in many cases, those remarks were
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Rabbit Relatives Reel from Climate ChangePikas, a hampster-size rabbit relative, have disappeared from a 64-square-mile plot in the northern Sierra Nevada—and climate change is a likely culprit. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Syfy's Killjoys Renewed for Two Final Seasons, But Dark Matter is CancelledImage: Syfy SyFy’s story of interplanetary bounty hunters Dutch, Jon Jaqobis, and D’avin Jaqobis is getting two more seasons to wrap up its story and gracefully exit the stage. Unfortunately, another Syfy show didn’t get so lucky. The news comes yesterday evening via Entertainment Weekly , who reported the renewal just before the third season finale of Killjoys aired last night. The final episode
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PAX West: At least eight of UFO 50’s games are instant retro classicsEnlarge / All 50 of UFO 50's games, displayed as pixelated cartridges. The blue ones are playable at PAX West 2017. The red ones aren't quite done yet. (credit: Sam Machkovech) SEATTLE—Our dive into this year's PAX West expo has just begun, and there are already too many video games . The deep sea of content at this year's expo, now celebrating its 11 th year at the Washington State Convention Ce
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Saturday's Best Deals: $100 Echo, Trtl Travel Pillow, Labor Day Sales, and MoreOne of your favorite shower heads , a unique travel pillow , and $100 Amazon Echoes lead off Saturday’s best deals from around the web. 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 iQunix Lyrae Headphone Stand , $12 with code QMSX58FI If you’re thro
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Birds choose mates with ornamental traitsA recurring theme in nature documentaries is that of choosy females selecting brightly colored males. A new study shows that, in monogamous mating systems, male birds may select their lifelong mates in much the same way.
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Indigenous storytelling is a new asset for biocultural conservationSome of the areas hosting most of the world's biodiversity are those inhabited by indigenous peoples. In the same way that biodiversity is being eroded, so is the world's cultural diversity. As a result, there have been several calls to promote biocultural conservation approaches that sustain both biodiversity and indigenous cultures.
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Thunderstorm asthma—counting pollen to save livesAs Melbourne slowly moves from winter into spring, most locals look forward to putting away their winter coats and spending more time outdoors, enjoying the longer, warmer days.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

This is why we cannot rely on cities alone to tackle climate changeA lot of faith is vested in cities to tackle climate change, and with good reason. A day after the June 1 declaration that the US would exit the Paris Agreement, 82 American "climate mayors" committed to upholding the accord.
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Determining whether climate change made Hurricane Harvey worseAfter rapidly scaling up in strength, Hurricane Harvey has dumped an 'unprecedented' amount of rainfall onto Houston, Texas. Lives have been lost, homes flooded, and officials estimate the damages may make this one of the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Long-range interactions leave a quantum reminderGiven enough time, a forgotten cup of coffee will lose its appeal and cool to room temperature. One way of telling this tepid tale involves a stupendous number of coffee molecules colliding like billiard balls with themselves and colder molecules in the air above. Those constant collisions siphon energy away from the coffee, bit by bit, in a process that physicists call thermalization.
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Protein 'rebar' could help make error-free nanostructuresDNA is the stuff of life, but it is also the stuff of nanotechnology. Because molecules of DNA with complementary chemical structures recognize and bind to one another, strands of DNA can fit together like Lego blocks to make nanoscale objects of complex shape and structure.
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Gizmodo

Here Are a Couple of Streaming Box Discounts, Including the First Since Last December on the Fire TV Stick Amazon Fire TV Stick , $35 | Refurb Roku Express+ , $25 Amazon’s popular Fire TV Stick never seems to be included whenever Amazon runs sales on their first party devices, and today’s $5 discount is the first they’ve run since the holiday season last year. It doesn’t support 4K like the full-sized Fire TV, but it does include a handy voice remote with full Alexa support . For $10 less, today only,
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Africa's most notorious insects – the bugs that hit agriculture the hardestThe dreaded crop-eating fall armyworm continues to spread across Africa like wildfire. This invasive insect pest, first reported in Africa in early 2016, is in more than 20 African countries including South Sudan and South Africa. It has destroyed many staple crops like maize. Damage to maize alone by this pest could total USD$3 billion in the next 12 months.
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Puppy-farmed dogs show worse behaviour, suffer ill health and die young – so adopt, don't shopThere are an estimated 8.5m dogs in Britain, and demand means that unscrupulous people are happy to breed and sell dogs at a profit with scant thought for their welfare. The RSPCA estimate that up to 1.9m puppies are sold each year in the UK, yet according to the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home report only 12% are from licensed breeders.
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Viden

Forskere vil programmere cellerne i kroppenInternet of Bio-NanoThings har potentiale til at skabe gennembrud inden for blandt andet sygdomsbekæmpelse.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Mayo Clinic researchers review the clinical potential of senolytic drugs on agingResearchers are moving closer to realizing the clinical potential of drugs that have previously been shown to support healthy aging in animals. In a review article published online in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Mayo Clinic aging experts say that, if proven to be effective and safe in humans, these drugs could be 'transformative' by preventing or delaying chronic conditions as
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New Scientist - News

Seismic tests hint North Korea’s nuke is its first hydrogen bombKim Jong-un’s latest test is probably an order of magnitude bigger than the last one, about a year ago – and suggests the nation has developed a worrying new capability
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Social psychologist explains how authorities can regain survivors' trust after Grenfell Tower fireIn the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, survivors and their supporters were outraged about the perceived lack of care and compassion shown by government bodies, and the agencies which act on their behalf. Since then, UK authorities have started criminal investigations, intervened in the management of social housing in the area and launched several inquiries.
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Recurring fires are threatening the iconic snow gumIn the 11 years between 2003 and 2014, the same amount of forest was burned in Victorian bushfires as in the previous 50 years – around four million hectares.
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What earthquake science can tell us about North Korea's nuclear testNorth Korea is believed to have conducted a hydrogen bomb test. Seismic shockwaves from the underground test were felt in China, and quickly detected by both South Korea and Japan – both independently confirmed it was a nuclear test. So what can seismic science tell us about such tests?
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Three reasons why pacemakers are vulnerable to hackingThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently recalled approximately 465,000 pacemakers made by the company Abbott's (formerly St. Jude Medical) that were vulnerable to hacking, but the situation points to an ongoing security problem.
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The Atlantic

More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism , an email newsletter that I curate weekly for its subscribers. This is my annual attempt to bring roughly 100 of those stories that stood the test of time to a wider audience. I could not read or note every worthy article published in the past few years, and I haven't included any payw
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A look back at Cassini's incredible mission to Saturn before its final plunge into the planetThe Cassini space probe mission is coming to an end this month when the probe makes its final destructive plunge in to Saturn. It's spent the past thirteen years studying the planet, its rings and moons in unprecedented detail.
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Self-beliefs shape what luxury means to usNew research suggests our unconscious self-beliefs influence what we value in luxury items, and that rather than targeting particular kinds of consumers, marketers should shape our self-beliefs to fit with their brand.
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Restricting HIV-1 infectionThe HIV-1 capsid protein (CA) interacts with viral factors that support infection and host factors that restrict it. The host protein cyclophilin A (CypA) binds to CA and enhances the action of host restriction factors that block HIV-1 infection.
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How Professional Drone Pilots Are Helping Houston Recover From Hurricane HarveyNewly licensed operators are getting to work.
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Four Radical Plans to Save Civilization From Climate ChangeReducing emissions is not going to be enough to prevent catastrophic consequences of climate change. Enter geoengineering.
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NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Explains How the ISS Is Like Harris County JailIn Scott Kelly’s new book, Endurance, the veteran astronaut writes about all the weird quirks of life in space.
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What Is DNS Hijacking?A recent attack on WikiLeaks illustrates a vulnerability deep in the routing system of the internet itself.
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Dagens Medicin

Borgere får mulighed for at springe køen over på akuttelefonEr en borger kommet alvorligt til skade, kan de som et forsøg springe køen over på akuttelefonen ved at trykke ni.
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Leaks will not sink carbon capture and storageThe case for carbon capture and storage—a promising method for reducing greenhouse gases—received a boost recently from a Princeton University study that indicated the procedure would not be prone to significant leakage or high costs related to fixing leaks.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Scholars take aim at false positives in researchA single change to a century-old statistical standard would dramatically improve the quality of research in many scientific fields, shrinking the number of so-called false positives, according to a commentary published Sept. 1 in Nature Human Behaviour.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Was the primordial soup a hearty pre-protein stew?The primordial soup that sloshed around billions of years ago, and eventually led to first life on our planet, might have been teeming with primal precursors of proteins.
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Carbon nanotubes lower the transformation temperature of glassy carbonLast winter, MIT researchers discovered that a phenol-formaldehyde polymer transformed into a glassy carbon material in a process similar to baking reaches its best combination of high strength and low density at 1,000 degrees Celsius (1,832 degrees Fahrenheit). Now they have determined that, they can achieve a similar glassy transformation, but at a more industrially-accessible temperature of 800
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ESA retrieves NASA astronauts with new procedure in wake of hurricaneRussian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA astronauts Jack Fischer and Peggy Whitson returned to Earth this morning after their stay on the International Space Station, landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan. From there, Jack and Peggy flew to ESA's European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany.
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New technology could revolutionise smartphone useAn innovative technology, created by researchers at the University of St Andrews, can allow your smartphone to carry out a range of tasks just by recognising the surface it is sitting on.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Citizen Scientists wanted to solve echidna mysteriesThe Australian public is being called on to help better understand and conserve our iconic native echidna, by collecting echidna scats (poo) and taking photographs wherever echidnas or scats are spotted.
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Safety recommendations for reentering a home after floodingAs the floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey begin to recede, many will return to their homes to assess damage and start the long process to clean up and rebuild. This raises questions about potential health risks that may be lurking in the standing water and muddy sludge left behind, as well as within water-damaged walls, floors and furniture. Experts at Baylor College of Medicine have compiled an ov
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New study examines depictions of computer science in TV and film contentMovies and television may give us the impression that technology can do anything, but who is shown using tech on screen? A new report, released today, examined portrayals of computer science across media. The results demonstrate that while the uses of tech may seem to be unfettered, there are still limits as to who can be shown on screen using computer science.
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Researchers move closer to hydrogen-powered carsLehigh researchers have collaborated with colleagues in China and at three national laboratories in the United States to develop a gold-based catalyst that they believe could improve the performance and efficiency of fuel cells that run on hydrogen.
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NatureNews - Most recent articles - nature.com science feeds

Massive Ebola data site planned to combat outbreaks An international partnership seeks African leadership to organize information about the disease. Nature 549 15 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22545
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Romania to kill bears, wolves after rise in attacksRomania on Monday said it would kill or relocate 140 bears and 97 wolves following a rise in the number of attacks on humans, sparking outrage from animal rights groups.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Stellar corpse sheds light on origin of cosmic raysThe origin of cosmic rays, high-energy particles from outer space constantly impacting on Earth, is among the most challenging open questions in astrophysics. Now new research published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society sheds new light on the origin of those energetic particles.
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Ingeniøren

Usikkerhed om designet af nordkoreansk brintbombeVar det en ægte termonuklear bombe eller en boosted bombe, som Nordkorea testede? Få en forklaring på forskellen, og eksperternes umiddelbare vurdering.
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Ingeniøren

Undersøgelse: Fremdriftsreformen giver studerende stressKun 5 procent af de studerende på tekniske og naturvidenskabelige uddannelser har aldrig stress, mens 14 procent er blevet forsinket på grund af stress. IDAs formand og DTU’s rektor mener, fremdriftsreformen bærer en stor del af ansvaret.
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New Scientist - News

It took these monkeys just 13 years to learn how to crack nutsThe long-tailed macaques of Thailand already used stone hammers to split open shellfish, and now they have worked out how to use them to crack open nuts
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New Scientist - News

Online hate victims must speak out if the law is to stop the mobIn England and Wales, posting online material motivated by hostility or prejudice merits the same sentence as shouting racist abuse, but prosecutions are rare
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Science : NPR

Trump's Nominee To Be USDA's Chief Scientist Is Not A Scientist Sam Clovis has a doctorate in public administration, is skeptical that humans have a role in climate change and pushed theories suggesting former President Barack Obama was born in Kenya. (Image credit: Charlie Neibergall/AP)
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Ingeniøren

Seks store banker sammen om ny digital valuta Med et fælles ønske om at udvikle en fælles digital valuta er seks af verdens største banker gået sammen om at tilbyde kunder transaktioner med blockchain https://www.version2.dk/artikel/seks-verdens-stoerste-banker-vil-samarbejde-ny-digital-valuta-1079795 Version2
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Ingeniøren

87 kommuner har ulovligt videreformidlet data om brugere Dansk lovgivning foreskriver, at danske kommuner skal have en databehandleraftale med tredjepartstjenester på deres hjemmesider. Men sådan var det i langt fra alle tilfælde, da Kommunen søgte aktindsigt i samtlige danske kommuner. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/87-kommuner-videreformidlede-data-brugere-ulovligt-1079807 Version2
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Ingeniøren

Techtopia #16: Selvkørende elbiler forandrer 100 år gammelt firmaPodcast: Vi kører en tur i en selvkørende el-minibus. Den er en del af den omstilling, som Semler Gruppen har kastet sig selv ud i. Firmaet har 100 års historie med import af biler, men fremtiden byder på 3D-print af elektriske robotbiler i Danmark.
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Ingeniøren

Kvantekommunikation med ubåde er en ny mulighedDer er generelt svært at kommunikere sikkert med ubåde. Kinesiske eksperimenter viser, at kvantekommunikation kan være løsningen, men de tekniske problemer er store, og afstanden er under alle omstændigheder et problem.
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Ars Technica

Android 8.0 Oreo, thoroughly reviewed Google Android 8.0 Oreo is the 26th version of the world's most popular operating system. This year, Google's mobile-and-everything-else OS hit two billion monthly active users—and that's just counting phones and tablets. What can all those users expect from the new version? In an interview with Ars earlier this year , Android's VP of engineering Dave Burke said that the 8.0 release would be abou
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Dagens Medicin

Nyt register samler alle behandlingsstederFor første gang får Danmark et samlet register med alle sundhedsfaglige behandlingssteder i Danmark.
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Dagens Medicin

Patienter skal have 3D printet madNyt forskningssamarbejde skal ved hjælp af 3D print-teknologi udvikle individuelt tilpassede måltider til hospitalspatienter, som er særligt ernæringsmæssigt udfordrede.
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Ingeniøren

Ugens job: Novozymes, Dong og Velux har flere ledige stillinger På dagens liste er der behov for specialister, ledere, kosulenter og Ph.D.-studerende. Find det rette job for dig. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-job-novozymes-dong-velux-har-flere-ledige-stillinger-9754 Emner Arbejdsmarked
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Investigation of paper-based electronics continues to advanceImagine folding up a paper-thin computer tablet like a newspaper. It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, but such flexible electronics are moving closer to reality, according to a review in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
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The Scientist RSS

Image of the Day:Fly SightIn the developing Drosophila visual system, signals from glia cultivate the growth of neurons from immature cells.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Toward a smart graphene membrane to desalinate waterAn international team of researchers, including scientists from Shinshu University (Japan) and the director of Penn State's ATOMIC Center, has developed a graphene-based coating for desalination membranes that is more robust and scalable than current nanofiltration membrane technologies. The result could be a sturdy and practical membrane for clean water solutions as well as protein separation, wa
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Making virtualized project rooms over networks a realityFujitsu Laboratories today announced that it has expanded its Creative Digital Space User-Interface (UI) technology, developed in 2015, which turns entire rooms into digital space, and has developed technology that smooths co-creation activities across multiple locations.
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FINESSE mission to investigate atmospheres of hundreds of alien worldsOne of NASA's proposed missions, known as the Fast INfrared Exoplanet Spectroscopy Survey Explorer (FINESSE), could greatly improve our understanding of extrasolar worlds. If selected for development, the spacecraft will investigate at least 500 exoplanet atmospheres, providing detailed information about climate processes on distant alien planets.
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Dagens Medicin

Patienter får hurtigere prøvesvarBorgerne får nu mulighed for at se deres prøvesvar og journalnotater hurtigere end tidligere.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Researchers devise a new way of producing hydrogen fuelA U.S.-based team of researchers including MIPT scientists has assembled a nanoscale biological structure capable of producing hydrogen from water using light. They inserted a photosensitive protein into nanodiscs—circular fragments of cell membrane composed of a lipid bilayer—and enhanced the resulting structure with particles of titanium dioxide, a photocatalyst. The research findings were publi
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Reindeer grazing protects tundra plant diversity in a warming climateClimate warming reduces the number of plant species in the tundra, but plant-eating animals, such as reindeer and voles, can turn this negative effect into something positive. The results of a study coordinated from Umeå University in Sweden are now published in Nature Communications.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Stellar corpse sheds light on origin of cosmic raysNew research revealed that the entire zoo of electromagnetic radiation streaming from the Crab nebula -- one of the most iconic objects in the sky -- has its origin in one population of electrons and must be produced in a different way than scientists have traditionally thought. The results have implications for our understanding of how cosmic rays attain their incredible energies.
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Science : NPR

Get Off The Couch Baby Boomers, Or You May Not Be Able To Later If you sit too much during middle age — at work and at home — your ability to exercise or even walk in late decades is at risk, a study hints. And, of course, your risk of heart disease climbs, too. (Image credit: Lily Padula for NPR)
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Science : NPR

Coca-Cola Offers A Sweet Quest: A Million Bucks To Replace Sugar The company is holding a contest to find a new and natural, low-calorie sweetener. The challenge comes at a time when many Americans are cutting back on sugar due to obesity and diabetes risks. (Image credit: Courtesy of The Coca-Cola Company)
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NYT > Science

Ruined ‘Apartments’ May Hold Clues to Native American HistoryIn Colorado, archaeologists have begun excavating two “great houses” in what once was a northern settlement of the ancient Chaco civilization.
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NYT > Science

Backyard Chickens Carry a Hidden Risk: SalmonellaMore than 900 people have contracted it from backyard poultry this year — the highest number ever — and the trend is expected to continue.
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The Atlantic

How Harvey Gave Congressional Republicans the Excuse They Wanted Republicans have spent most of 2017 fighting among themselves. Conservatives have jousted with moderates. Both factions have tangled with party leaders. And President Trump has bickered with just about all of them. September was shaping up to be the nastiest brawl of all. With the end of the fiscal year approaching, Congress faces a series of deadlines that had promised to be a nightmare for a GO
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Reindeer grazing protects tundra plant diversity in warming climateClimate warming reduces the number of plant species in the tundra, but plant-eating animals, such as reindeer and voles, can turn this negative effect into something positive. The results of a study coordinated from Umeå University in Sweden are now published in Nature Communications.
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Ingeniøren

Galleri: Se billederne af ubåden 'Harren'Martin Hedin byggede sin egen ubåd i garagen. Det tog 3.000 timer i værkstedet og en hel del tid med at tjekke videoer om ubådsbygning på Youtube.
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Ingeniøren

3.000 timers arbejde: Martin byggede sin egen ubåd i garagenYoutube-videoer blev en uundværlig kilde til viden for Sveriges første private ubådsmand. Tre års arbejde senere er den nu klar til dyk.
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The Atlantic

The Clear Logic of the Latest North Korean Test In honor of the Labor Day weekend, North Korea conducted a massive nuclear test on Sunday, its sixth and by far its largest. The test appears to have involved the country’s first true thermonuclear device—a “hydrogen bomb,” involving both fission and fusion. Some of us prefer to hit the holiday sales, but Kim Jong Un, never one to endorse unfettered capitalism, obviously had his own ideas. Still,
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New Scientist - News

We ignore what doesn’t fit with our biases – even if it costs usWe tend to pay more attention to information that confirms our own beliefs and biases, and we are prepared to lose money to stick to our guns
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Viden

Lovende tegn: Ny operation kan give Liam evnen til at høreDen 6-årige dreng har været døv hele livet, men har nu gennemgået en avanceret operation.
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Science-Based Medicine

Naturopaths are fake doctors cosplaying real doctors (even the ones running dubious stem cell clinics)Naturopaths are fake doctors who, increasingly, are cosplaying real doctors. Not surprisingly, because naturopaths go where quacking takes them, they've started to open their very own dubious stem cell clinics, thus combining the worst of both worlds, their "natural" quackery with dubious unproven but "high tech" treatments being peddled by the worst of real doctors.
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Eftertragtet forskningspris til kirkehistorikerProfessor i Kirkehistorie Mette Birkedal Bruun modtager Carlsbergfondets Forskningspris 2017 for sin...
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Getting well-oiled: booze in the age of the robo-barmanAs Tipsy methodically unfolds an arm to select a glass, retrieve ice and mix a drink, it's all a far cry from the flashy swagger of Tom Cruise in "Cocktail."
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Fear and sweating in Pakistan's hottest citiesAfter hours toiling at construction sites in 50 degree-plus heat, Lakhmir Brahmani finds little relief from the sun other than a donkey-powered fan during the dog days of summer in one of Pakistan's hottest cities.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Pacific leaders to turn up heat on climate changeClimate change will dominate discussions when the leaders of vulnerable Pacific nations hold their annual meeting in the Samoan capital Apia this week, with global warming threatening their existence, officials say.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

In Nicaragua, a fight to save endangered tapirsThirteen tapirs lounge in the bushes of Ticuantepe Zoo, in eastern Nicaragua, their bellies plump with leaves and fruit—blissfully unaware of the peril faced by their kind.
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Science : NPR

Fall Weather Headed Your Way? Time For Flu Shots The American Academy of Pediatrics reminds us that shots — not a nasal spray — are the most effective way to protect kids 6 months and older against the flu. (Image credit: FatCamera/Getty Images)
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Growing dilemma: Automated jobs meet social consciousnessSecurity guard Eric Leon watches the Knightscope K5 security robot as it glides through the mall, charming shoppers with its blinking blue and white lights. The brawny automaton records video and sounds alerts. According to its maker, it deters mischief just by making the rounds.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Fear of robots taking jobs spurs a bold idea: guaranteed payDriverless trucks. Factory robots. Delivery drones. Virtual personal assistants.
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Ingeniøren

Region Syddanmark om Sundhedsplatformen: Fra ‘dårlig’ til ‘særdeles dårlig’ Manglende driftserfaringer og ufyldestgørende beskrivelser er grunden til, at Region Syddanmark ikke vælger Sundhedsplatformen, som Region Hovedstaden og Region Sjælland benytter sig af. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/sundhedsplatformen-vurderes-mellem-daarlig-saerdeles-daarlig-region-syddanmark-1079640 Version2
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Ingeniøren

Musikeres cpr-numre blotlagt af tussegammelt it-system hos DR Flere rettighedshaveres personoplysninger, herunder cpr-numre, har været frit tilgængelige på dr.dk https://www.version2.dk/artikel/gammelt-it-kunstneres-cpr-numre-blotlagt-paa-drdk-1079597 Version2
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Ingeniøren

Barsel: Fire regler, du bør kende Husk alle de vigtige detaljer, når du skal søge barsel. Jobfinder giver en guide til ansatte i det offentlige, medarbejdere i det private og studerende under uddannelse. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/barsel-fire-regler-du-boer-kende-9752 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Ingeniøren

Stor usikkerhed ved analyser af fosfor i landbrugsjordDe danske landmænd anbefales at sende deres jord til analyse hvert fjerde år. Men laboratorierne har haft så store usikkerheder i resultaterne, at danske forskere nu fastsætter nye regler.
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NYT > Science

For India, Toilets Are a (Mostly) Serious IssueA new movie, “Toilet, a Love Story,” has charmed audiences at a time when the government is trying to bring plumbing to the half a billion Indians without it.
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Big Think

Can Reason Make Room for Religion in Public Life? Treating the theological and the political as warring forces stops us from looking at the more surprising ways that they interact and inform each other. Read More
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Algorithm unlocks smartwatches that learn your every moveScientists at the University of Sussex have invented a new algorithm that enables smartwatches to detect and record your every move, without being told beforehand what to look for.
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Gizmodo

Nab Indy's Whip or The Doctor's Panama Hat in This Massive Hollywood Prop Auction Image: Paramount Pictures At the end of this month, the Prop Store in London is putting on a truly incredible prop auction. Pop culture memorabilia enthusiasts will get their chance to dress like the Seventh Doctor, wield Conan’s sword, and a whole lot more when over 600 items from Hollywood history go on sale. The list on offer, as detailed by WIRED , is pretty incredible, ranging from the relat
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NYT > Science

A Giant Nuclear Blast, but a Hydrogen Bomb? Too Soon to SayUnusually large test explosions like Sunday’s North Korean blast can be achieved in many ways, making the field of atomic forensics difficult for distant experts.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

ICON8 trial reaffirms standard dosing in ovarian cancer chemoEuropean women with ovarian cancer can safely stick to the standard three-week dosing schedule for paclitaxel rather than boosting up to a weekly dose-dense regimen, according to results of the phase III ICON8 trial to be presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Heavy alcohol use alters brain functioning differently in young men and womenScientists have found that brain functions in young men and women are changed by long-term alcohol use, but that these changes are significantly different in men and women. This indicates not only that young people might be at increased risk of long-term harm from alcohol use, but also that the risks are probably different in men and in women, with men possibly more at risk.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Alterations in blood-based miRNA in veterans affected with combat-related PTSDA small pilot study shows that Individuals affected with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) demonstrate changes in microRNA (miRNA) molecules associated with gene regulation. A controlled study, involving military personnel on deployment to a combat zone in Afghanistan, provided evidence for the role of blood-based miRNAs as candidate biomarkers for symptoms of PTSD.
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Gizmodo

Nightmare Wildfires Force State of Emergency in Los Angeles County Photo: AP Between Hurricane Harvey’s devastating path through southeast Texas and spiraling tensions with North Korea, which may now have advanced hydrogen bombs , it’s become pretty clear Earth and humans are in a race to see who can usher in the apocalypse quicker. Another point in Mother Nature’s corner: The largest wildfire in Los Angeles history, the 5,900-acre (2,400 hectare) La Tuna Fire,
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Discovery (uploads) on YouTube

It's A Heartwarming Moment When Noah Tells The Family He Wants To Follow His Own Road #AlaskanBushPeople | Fridays at 9/8c One member of the Brown family breaks the news that Colorado might not be the place for him. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/alaskan-bush-people/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alaskanbushppl https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitter: https://t
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Bladet bringer aktuelle, spændende forskningsnyheder inden for biologi, medicin og andre naturvidenskabelige områder som f.eks. klimaændringer, nanoteknologi, partikelfysik, astronomi, seksualitet, biologiske våben, ecstasy, evolutionsbiologi, kloning, fedme, søvnforskning, muligheden for liv på mars, influenzaepidemier, livets opståen osv.

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