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Beware of Social Media Celebrity DoctorsToo many of them offer advice outside their specialties, choose brand-boosting over integrity and tout dubious treatments -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The 20 Costliest, Most Destructive Hurricanes to Hit the USIt's too soon to say how much damage Hurricane Harvey inflicted on Houston. But whatever the answer, Harvey will hardly be the first storm to break the bank: Since 1965, damages have cost upward of $1 billion each for no fewer than 27 hurricanes.
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How Your Height May Raise Your Risk for Blood ClotsYour height may be linked to your risk of blood clots: A new study from Sweden finds that taller men and women were more likely to develop blood clots in their veins than their shorter counterparts.
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Fear and Loathing on Social MediaWill Twitter ever be fun again? More importantly, should it be?
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Why WeWork Thinks It's Worth $20 BillionWeWork's strategy isn't about the free coffee or sappy slogans. It's about selling data on how work happens.
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A Pro-Level Milling Machine Gets a New Name, and a New AudienceThe man behind MakerBot has a new desktop fabrication machine, and a new goal.
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The Poo Pourri Ad Creator Is On a Quest to Take the Curse Words Out of MoviesThe man behind viral ads for Poo Pourri and the Squatty Potty is on an unexpected quest to scrub the profanity out of feature films.
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Rising temperatures threaten heat-tolerant aardvarksAardvarks may get a roundabout hit from climate change — less food.
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Ars Technica

Activists want to fight sex trafficking by changing a key Internet law Enlarge (credit: Ira Gelb ) Many technology companies consider Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to be a foundation of the Internet economy. The 1996 law gives website owners broad immunity for content submitted by users. Advocates say that allows websites to host a wide variety of user-generated content without worrying about getting sued. Now, Congress is considering the first signi
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Microsoft åbner kvantecenter på Københavns UniversitetKøbenhavns Universitet er omdrejningspunkt i en ambitiøs Microsoft-investering på...
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Science | The Guardian

Research funding is harmful to science – time for change | Jenny Rohn Researchers seeking science funding can be big losers in the equality and diversity game: will a fresh ethos change this? Yesterday’s launch of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Science and Health Research (EDIS) network is a step in the right direction. Arbitrary barriers that prevent talented people from entering or thriving in the scientific profession – such as gender, race, orientatio
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The Atlantic

The Anti-Sanctuary-Cities Bill That Outlawed Dissent Last week, in City of El Cenizo v. Texas , a federal district court enjoined much of Texas’s new anti-“sanctuary city” law, SB 4 , from taking effect. That bill stirred eerie echoes of the American past; I heard faint tones of Abraham Lincoln’s pro-slavery rival Stephen A. Douglas in the stated intent of its sponsor. Start with SB 4. In its main features, it told Texas localities, universities, o
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Food Stamps Are Finally Being DisruptedSocial programs like food stamps are desperately in need of innovation. A new wave of apps aims to fill that niche.
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How South Korea is Building a Techno-Utopia in SeoulIn a moment of crisis, South Korea's capital is becoming a leader in big data. It starts with a forward-thinking data visualization tool.
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Bacterial 'aphrodisiac' sends single-celled organism into mating frenzy Researchers surprised to observe bacterial protein triggering a switch from asexual to sexual behaviour. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22549
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What's Next after Creating a Cancer-Prevention Vaccine?A winner of this year’s Lasker Award talks about his work with HPV -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How Snapchat's Map Helps Us Navigate Natural DisastersA year after Instagram killed its maps feature, Snapchat nailed it. The images coming in from Houston proved it.
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Video: The historic adventure of Cassini-HuygensCassini-Huygens was launched on 15 October 1997 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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Graphene single photon detectorsConsiderable interest in new single-photon detector technologies has been scaling in this past decade. Nowadays, quantum optics and quantum information applications are, among others, one of the main precursors for the accelerated development of single-photon detectors. Capable of sensing an increase in temperature of an individual absorbed photon, they can be used to help us study and understand,
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Genetically Modified Immune Cells Have Killed a Patient, Halting Two Cutting-Edge Trials
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Could solar storms that cause the northern lights cause whale strandings?A series of sperm whale strandings saw 29 of the animals beached across the North Sea in early 2016. As these whales are not normally found in the North Sea, the strandings were a bit of a mystery. But a study is now proposing that the solar storms that cause the northern and southern lights (aurora) could be to blame for the ill-fated whales ending up on the beaches.
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Identification of individuals by trait prediction using whole-genome sequencing dataResearchers from Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI) have published a study in which individual faces and other physical traits were predicted using whole genome sequencing data and machine learning. This work, from lead author Christoph Lippert, Ph.D. and senior author J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
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Kosmetikfirma 3D-printer menneskelig hudDer postes store summer i bioprint af hud. Men når det handler om at få hårsække til at kommunikere med væv, kommer kosmetikforskerne i vanskeligheder.
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Building a morphogen gradient by simple diffusion in a growing plant leafIn an article published on September 5 in Biophysical Journal, Associate Professor Kensuke Kawade at the Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience and National Institute for Basic Biology in Japan showed that a transcriptional co-activator ANGUSTIFOLIA3 (AN3) forms a signaling gradient along the leaf proximal-to-distal axis to determine the cell-proliferation domain. In particular, by experimen
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Spotting risky behavior crucial in cutting road accidentsRoad safety and accident prevention are not always studied from the same perspective, though it may be obvious that accident-related events are linked to risky behaviour. David Herrero, author of a new eight-year study, says, "There are studies that link them together, but they have not been studied at the cognition or thought level. Traditionally, three factors have been cited to predict traffic
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Reproducing the computational environments of experimentsExperiments increasingly rely on high-performance computing software. Differences in software environments can cause problems when those experiments need to be reproduced—so scientists at the MDC in Berlin are seeking a solution.
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Solid-state electrolyte with lithium-ion conductivities comparable to liquid electrolytesMany mobile devices are powered by lithium-ion batteries, which could be smaller, lighter, safer and more efficient if the liquid electrolytes they contain were replaced by solids. A promising candidate for a solid-state electrolyte is a new class of materials based on lithium compounds, presented by physicists from Switzerland and Poland.
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STSR tests confirm that dogs have self-awarenessA new study carried out by the Department of Psychology at Barnard College in the U.S. used a sniff test to evaluate the ability of dogs to recognize themselves. The results have been published in the journal Behavioural Processes.
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Why US battery startups fail -- and how to fix itA new study published in MRS Energy & Sustainability investigates why so many of these American battery materials startups are failing under the current venture capital funding model.
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Some stroke survivors may have underlying cancerSome stroke survivors may have underlying cancer, according to an observational study to be presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid.
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Discrimination in the housing market is hindering successful integrationMales with Arabic names confront discrimination in the rental housing market in Finland. According to a study conducted at Åbo Akademi University, individuals with an Arabic name —males, in particular —were considerably less likely to receive a response from potential landlords. Only 16 percent of inquiries signed with a male Arabic name received responses, whereas inquiries with a female Finnish
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Scientists introduce new material to store hydrogenScientists of Siberian Federal University and the Institute of Physics of the SB RAS produced a new material for hydrogen storage. The material is based on magnesium hydride, and can store hydrogen mass of about 7 percent of its own weight, and this is a record capacity among other similar materials. The material could be useful for building hydrogen fuel vehicles.
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GRAFIK: Nyt hjulkoncept til el-bilerHøje, smalle hjul giver elbiler lavere rullemodstand og dermed længere rækkevidde. Men det giver også problemer, som Continental mener at have løst.
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Fjernelse af internetadgang til eksaminer møder skarp kritik Det er ude af trit med virkeligheden, hvis man fjerner internetadgangen til eksaminer i gymnasiet. Selv mener undervisningsministeren, at det er nødvendigt i forhold til at sætte en stopper for eksaminssnyd. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/fjernelse-internetadgang-eksaminer-moeder-skarp-kritik-1080074 Version2
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Forskere finder sårbarhed i Estlands nationale ID-kort: Politikere vil have valg udskudt Der er ingen tegn på misbrug, oplyser Estland. Det er formentlig værre end politikerne vil sige, påpeger sikkerhedseksperten Bruce Schneier. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/sikkerhedsforskere-finder-saarbarhed-estlands-nationale-id-kort-politikere-vil-have-valg Version2
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The Atlantic

The Non-Religious States of America There was a time, not too long ago, when the vast majority of Americans identified as Christians, at least nominally. In some places, this dynamic hasn’t changed much: Head south, for example, and you’ll find that roughly 60 percent of Mississippians are Baptists. But in at least 20 states, religiously unaffiliated people make up a greater share of the population than any one faith group or denom
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Life on Mars: An Interplanetary MarriageSix people are living in isolation for eight months on a volcano in Hawaii as part of a NASA-funded study to simulate human exploration of Mars. In the sixth episode of this 360-video series, we observe the challenges of an interplanetary marriage.
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Skæg og blå briller duer ikke: Ny ansigtsgenkendelse ser alt Der er et marked for ansigtsgenkendelsessoftware, og nu kommer forskere med et bud på et system, som kan se igennem forklædninger som falsk skæg og elefanthuer https://www.version2.dk/artikel/ansigtsgenkendelsessoftware-gaar-skridtet-videre-nu-virker-forklaedning-ikke-1080071 Version2
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Ars Technica

Hackers lie in wait after penetrating US and Europe power grid networks Power grid in Gowkthrapple, UK. (credit: geograph.org.uk ) Nation-sponsored hackers have penetrated the operational networks multiple US and European energy companies use to control key parts of the power grid that supplies electricity to hundreds of millions of people, researchers warned Wednesday. The incursions detected by security firm Symantec represent a dramatic escalation by a hacking gro
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Hackers Gain Direct Access to US Power Grid ControlsHackers who hit American utilities this summer had the power to cause blackouts, Symantec says. And yes, most signs point to Russia.
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Ny top 15-liste: Dong, Novozymes og Hofor overrasker med størst ingeniørmangel På månedens liste over de mest kandidatsøgende virksomheder er der nye navne at finde. Find ud af, om dit drømmefirma søger netop dig. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ny-top-15-liste-flere-nye-firmanavne-goer-entre-paa-listen-9803 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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UCLA biologists slow aging, extend lifespan of fruit fliesIn research that potentially could delay the onset of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and other diseases of aging, UCLA biologists have produced a genetic one-two punch that significantly slowed aging and improved health in the middle-aged fruit flies they studied.
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New microscopy method for quick and reliable 3-D imaging of curvilinear nanostructuresEPFL scientists have developed a scanning transmission electron microscopy method that can quickly and efficiently generate 3-D representations of curvilinear nanostructures.
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Flip-flop qubits: Radical new quantum computing design inventedEngineers at Australia's University of New South Wales have invented a radical new architecture for quantum computing, based on novel 'flip-flop qubits,' that promises to make the large-scale manufacture of quantum chips dramatically cheaper -- and easier -- than thought possible. The new chip design, detailed in the journal Nature Communications, allows for a silicon quantum processor that can be
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First neutron beam produced: A great milestone for China Spallation Neutron SourceResearchers produced a neutron beam at the China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) for the first time on August 28. The achievement is a milestone for the CSNS project as it marks the completion of main construction and the start of the test operation phase. The national CSNS facility, located in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, should be fully completed and open to domestic and international users by
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Human Cell Atlas hopes to unravel mysteries hidden in our genesA major international project is attempting to create the first comprehensive three-dimensional map of all human cells which could end up revealing secrets about our health and how our bodies function.
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New microscopy method for quick and reliable 3-D imaging of curvilinear nanostructuresPhysical and biological sciences increasingly require the ability to observe nano-sized objects. This can be accomplished with transmission electron microscopy (TEM), which is generally limited to 2D images. Using TEM to reconstruct 3D images instead usually requires tilting the sample through an arc to image hundreds of views of it and needs sophisticated image processing to reconstruct their 3D
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Flip-flop qubits: Radical new quantum computing design inventedEngineers at Australia's University of New South Wales have invented a radical new architecture for quantum computing, based on novel 'flip-flop qubits', that promises to make the large-scale manufacture of quantum chips dramatically cheaper - and easier - than thought possible.
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The Atlantic

South Korea Is the Best Friend Trump Could Hope For Back in June, many expected the summit between Moon Jae In, the newly elected president of South Korea, and President Donald Trump, to fail. Moon had to overcome the perception that he was anti-American, a lazy caricature based on the last liberal South Korean president Roh Moo Hyun, for whom Moon served as chief of staff. Then there was Trump, who, during his presidential campaign, had blasted t
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Energiprofessor roser afgiftsanalyse - men der mangler nogetIfølge Brian Vad Mathiesen fra Aalborg Universitet peger Skatteministeriets analyse på mange rigtige ting, men forslagene til handling præges af manglende viden om energisystemet og de fremtidige udfordringer.
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EU top court orders reexamination of Intel antitrust fineThe European Union's top court on Wednesday sent back a case on a billion euro fine against chip maker Intel Corp. for further legal examination.
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Nissan adds range to cheaper Leaf, but new drivers are keyNissan's new Leaf electric car will go farther on a charge and has a new type of drive technology and the possibility of single-pedal driving. It will also be cheaper, though the world's top-selling electric car still won't match the driving range of its prime competitors.
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Unikke film giver nye oplysninger om verdens kernevåbenAmerikanerne har digitaliseret alle de gamle optagelser af egne prøvesprængninger.
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Dagens Medicin

DSAM genovervejer omstridt forslag til nye vedtægter Et forslag om ændringer vedtægterne i de praktiserende lægers faglige selskab har skabt en følelsesladet debat stik imod hensigten, siger formand Anders Beich.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Meteor bursting into flames caught on camera.A home security camera caught the moment a meteor over Canada burst into flames.
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Science | The Guardian

Space station captures images of Hurricane Irma – video The International Space Station’s external cameras recorded hurricane Irma as it moved across the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday. The National Hurricane Center upgraded Irma to a category 5 storm and hurricane warnings were issued across the Caribbean Hurricane Irma – live updates Continue reading...
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Households 'need help to get warmer home'England’s householders get a raw deal over insulating their homes to save on energy bills, researchers say.
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Tribe near Brazil's biggest city fights to hold onLocated next to Sao Paulo, one of the world's biggest cities, the Guarani-Mbya tribe's reservation here was always easy to miss. Under a new law, it risks disappearing almost altogether.
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Science Says: Sorting the 'spaghetti' of hurricane scenariosHurricane Irma, with its record strong winds, is lashing the Caribbean but where will it go from there?
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Dog helps sniff out invasive ants on California islandScientists assessing long-term efforts to eradicate invasive ants on the Channel Islands off the Southern California coast have enlisted a four-legged expert to make sure a project to kill off the destructive pests has succeeded.
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Earthquake swarm continues to rattle southeastern IdahoMore than 100 aftershocks have rattled southeastern Idaho since a 5.3 magnitude quake hit near the town of Soda Springs late last week, and experts say they could continue for another week or so.
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Hurricane Irma of 'unprecedented intensity' in the AtlanticHurricane Irma is of "unprecedented intensity" in the Atlantic, meteorologists said Wednesday, as they advised residents of tiny Caribbean islands to take shelter as the massive storm approached.
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Dutch give big cats hunting lessons in return to the wildSuspended from a large butcher's hook, a prime piece of raw steak glides and then zigzags through the air in a big arena under the watchful eye of Dumi, the lioness.
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Particle physicists on a quest for 'new physics'After five years of work, EPFL's physicists, together with some 800 international researchers involved in the CERN's LHCb project, have just taken an important step by building a new detector—a scintillating fiber tracker dubbed SciFi—to harvest more data from the collider.
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Eksperter og organisationer: Budget-boost til Datatilsynet slår ikke til Datatilsynets budget stiger til næste år med omkring 50 procent. Men det står ikke mål med det ekstra arbejde persondataforordningen skaber. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/eksperter-organisationer-saltvandsindsproejtning-datatilsynet-slaar-ikke-1079857 Version2
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Science | The Guardian

'Listen to women': UK doctors issued with first guidance on endometriosis Disease, which causes crippling pain and can lead to infertility, affects 176 million women worldwide and currently takes seven to eight years to diagnose Years of pain, but no diagnosis: one woman’s experience of endometriosis Doctors are being advised to listen to what women tell them about crippling pelvic and period pain and look out for the symptoms of endometriosis in a bid to speed up diag
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Bombe under Københavns klimamål har været kendt siden 2014Først tre år efter, at Transportministeriet og DTU blev opmærksomme på en kritisk talfejl, der forværrer Københavns chancer for at indfri sine klimamål for 2025, blev Københavns Kommune informeret om fejlen.
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NYT > Science

Lasker Prizes Go to Planned Parenthood and Developers of HPV VaccineThe prestigious awards come during a time of uncertainty for reproductive health care in the United States.
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Science | The Guardian

Rude, erect and smothered in flies, this fungus has no shame Hawkstone Park, Shropshire The stinkhorn mushroom shares the smell of rotting flesh, making it irresistible to blowflies The stench of death, the buzz of flies, the indecent exposure – it was a stinkhorn. Rude, erect and smothered in bluebottles, the fungus was at the side of the path to the follies at Hawkstone Park, though bank holiday visitors paid it little attention. In the 18th century, whe
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Yoga and meditation improve brain function and energy levelsPracticing brief sessions of Hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation can significantly improve brain function and energy levels, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.
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Will mallards hybridize their cousins out of existence?Mallards -- the familiar ducks of city parks -- are one of a group of closely related species, many of which are far less common. Interbreeding can threaten the genetic distinctiveness of those other species and cause concern for their conservation. A new study investigates hybridization between mallards and mottled ducks, a species adapted for life in coastal marshes, and finds that while hybridi
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Ars Technica

Lucasfilm fires the director of Star Wars Episode IX (credit: Disney / Lucasfilm ) Lucasfilm has fired Colin Trevorrow as director of Star Wars: Episode IX . The final, as-yet-unnamed installment of the nine-part Star Wars saga is slated for release in 2019. "Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ," says a statement on the Star Wars we
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The Truth about DMT and other Psychedelics - Do not be deceived - Seek the truth submitted by /u/verily2verily [link] [comments]
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I Tried Shoplifting in a Store without Cashiers and Here’s What HappenedCheckout systems are going autonomous.
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Will mallards hybridize their cousins out of existence?Mallards—the familiar green-headed ducks of city parks—are one of a group of closely related waterfowl species, many of which are far less common. Interbreeding with Mallards can threaten the genetic distinctiveness of those other species and cause concern for their conservation. A new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications investigates hybridization between Mallards and Mottled Ducks,
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Hurricane Irma Now 'Potentially Catastrophic' With Winds Hitting at Least 185 Miles Per Hour A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite photo of Hurricane Irma. Photo: AP Category 5 Hurricane Irma is currently barreling through the Atlantic Ocean and is now considered the strongest recorded storm in the Atlantic basin outside of the Caribbean Sea or Gulf of Mexico, the Weather Channel reported Tuesday night. “I am at a complete and utter loss for words looking at Irma’s
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Bid to rescue Ben Nevis weather dataHelp is sought to digitise a unique set of records gathered on top of the UK's highest mountain.
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Ingeniøren

Danske virksomheder har stemt: Disse kommuner er de bedste For andet år i træk er virksomheder i en bestemt region i Danmark de gennemsnitligt mest tilfredse firmaer. Det viser undersøgelse udført af Dansk Industri. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/disse-kommuner-har-de-gladeste-virksomheder-9789 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Nissan Accidentally Tweeted Out A Link To Nissan.com, Which Is Owned By A Man Who Hates Nissan Nissan unveiled its new Leaf electric car this evening, but apparently the UK twitter account for the automaker was unaware that the Nissan.com domain is owned by a man who has grown to hate the company, resulting in a rather hilarious mishap. Here is a link to the tweet , which is still up as of the time of this article going live. Advertisement If you were to click on the hyperlinked nissan.com
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In 1977, George Lucas Said He Wanted to Direct the Last Star Wars Movie Image: Drew Struzan With Colin Trevorrow no longer directing Star Wars: Episode IX , everyone has begun speculating like crazy about who could take over. J.J. Abrams? Ava DuVernay? Rian Johnson? Well, one pretty prominent director called it 40 years ago: George Lucas. In 1977, a few months after the first Star Wars was released and became a massive hit, Lucas spoke to Rolling Stone magazine and s
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Gizmodo

FCC Extends Comment Deadline on Ajit Pai's Proposal to Slash Broadband Standards Photo: Getty Senate Democrats are resisting the Federal Communications Commission and its Donald Trump-appointed chief Ajit Pai’s proposals to radically change national standards governing access to and the quality of home broadband, Ars Technica reported , but it’s unclear whether they will be able to do more than stall him. Pai’s proposal would change Barack Obama-era standards implemented unde
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Nissan's 2018 Leaf Offers 150 Miles of Range for $30,000The redesigned electric car is back to challenge Tesla's Model 3 and Chevy's Bolt EV.
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Being a Star Wars Director Is the Worst Job in the GalaxyAnother Star Wars film has parted ways with its director. Maybe it's not the dream job everyone thinks it is.
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Futurity.org

Nuclear war would be ‘catastrophic’ for Earth’s climate Daily headlines warn of the dangers to nations and citizens in the event of a nuclear war, but little attention goes to what such an event would do to the environment. Paul N. Edwards, a science and technology historian at Stanford University, discusses what the effects of a nuclear war would be on Earth itself—and how that in turn would affect us. The post Nuclear war would be ‘catastrophic’ for
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Swansea Uni study: African wild dogs 'sneeze to vote'The animals hold "social rallies" and choose when to hunt via a sneezing ballot, a study finds.
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Popular Science

Time is understood very differently across cultures Science Is the future forward or backward? Left or right? When you picture time, do you imagine the future in front of you or behind you? Do you see time as a line or a volume? Different cultures see time differently.
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Twins Hide a Terrible Secret in the Gloriously Goth Trailer for The Lodgers Image courtesy of the Irish Film Board, Epic Pictures, and Tailored Films The atmospheric trailer for Irish horror film The Lodgers recalls films like The Others and Crimson Peak , with siblings living alone in a dusty mansion that is most definitely haunted, both by the secrets of the past and supernatural forces. Whether or not the twins are good or evil—or who, exactly, the title refers to—are
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Futurity.org

Aspirin-like drug may block protein needed for hearing The aspirin-like drug diflunisal blocks the action of prestin, a key protein that is required for hearing, new research suggests. “Sometimes, even the discoveries in your own lab humble you to the magnitude of what we still do not know about biological systems.” The research, which appears in PLOS ONE , stems from a 2015 study that screened more than a half-dozen nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory dr
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Life after EarthIn September 1991, eight scientists sealed themselves inside a giant greenhouse for two years. Linda Leigh was one of them.
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Futurity.org

Support cells in brain coordinate neuron ‘birth’ Glia, a collection of non-neuronal cells that have long been regarded as passive support cells, may in fact play a vital role in nerve-cell development in the brain. The finding, which was somewhat unexpected, offers new insights into the building of the nervous system. “The results lead us to revise the often neuro-centric view of brain development to now appreciate the contributions for non-neu
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Ars Technica

From Apple to Y Combinator—tech sector denounces new “Dreamers” plan Enlarge / WASHINGTON—US Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration at the Justice Department September 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. Sessions announced that the Trump Administration is ending the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program—which protected those who were brought to the US illegally as children—with a six-month delay for Congress to put in replacement leg
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High-flying ducks cross HimalayasA high-flying duck species reaches altitudes of up to 6,800 meters (22,000 feet) to cross the Himalayas, new research shows.
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Getting hook bending off the hookBending of a hook into wire to fish for the handle of a basket by crow Betty 15 years ago stunned the scientific world. Cognitive biologists from the University of Vienna and the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna studied tool making in an Indonesian cockatoo. Other than crows, cockatoos are not using tools in the wild. The birds manufactured hook tools out of straight wire without ever havi
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How Batman: The Animated Series Changed the Way We Think About Superhero Adaptations All images: Warner Bros. It’s not an exaggeration to say that, 25 years ago, a cartoon about Batman transformed the boundaries of what was considered possible when bringing a comic-book hero to a new medium. A quarter of a century ago, on this date, Batman: The Animated Series made its debut on TV screens across the world. I remember watching pilot episode “On Leather Wings” with a bunch of frien
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Live Science

Hurricane Irma: Everything You Need to Know About This Monster StormTo help you stay on top of the storm's development, Live Science has compiled everything you need to know about Hurricane Irma.
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Viden

Fremtidens sex bliver fuld af teknologiSexteknologi stormer frem med nye muligheder og udfordringer til følge
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Training your way to greater dexterity “ Can we “train” or “trick” our brains, through physical therapy or other innovative means, to perform finger movements that we currently cannot perform? I am learning to play guitar in my late 20’s so I have been paying closer attention to my finger dexterity and their restrictions. I can generally move all my fingers independent of the others - except for my pinky finger. There seems to be only
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Clever cockatoos bend hooks into straight wire to fish for foodIn the early 2000s the New Caledonian crow Betty in Oxford shocked the world when she spontaneously bent a hook into a straight piece of wire while trying to retrieve a small out-off-reach basket with a handle from a vertical tube. Interestingly, when human children were tested on a similar task setup they showed great difficulties with coming up with a suitable solution until the age of nearly ei
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High-flying ducks cross HimalayasA high-flying duck species reaches altitudes of up to 6,800 metres (22,000 feet) to cross the Himalayas, new research shows.
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Something to sneeze about: Democratic voting in African wild dog packsScientists studying African wild dogs in Botswana have found members of this endangered species use sneezes to vote on when the pack will move off and start hunting.
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The Atlantic Daily: Dreams Deferred What We’re Following Dismantling DACA: Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program with a six-month delay, a decision that strongly aligns with the attorney general’s personal views on immigration. Supporters of reduced immigration praised the White House but questioned what would happen next as Congress works to draft immigrat
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Vaccine to prevent most cervical cancers shows long-term effectivenessA vaccine that can literally eradicate the majority of cervical cancer cases shows long-term effectiveness in a study published today in The Lancet. This study of 14,215 women in 18 countries extends and solidifies the initial phase 3 efficacy and safety trial of the nine-valent human papilloma virus vaccine, Gardasil 9, that was published in February 2015 in The New England Journal of Medicine.
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Apple, Microsoft Offer to Defend Dreamers from DeportationOther tech companies call on Congress to enact DACA into law
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Alectinib: ALEX and ALUR trials show CNS benefit in NSCLCData from two separate phase 3 studies to be presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid, show alectinib's particular central nervous system (CNS) activity in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer involving a mutation of the anaplastic lymphoma kinase gene (ALK-positive NSCLC).
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Study shows coping skills affect women's anxiety levelsResearch shows that having a strong sense of coherence and good coping skills- can help women facing adversity to overcome anxiety. The work found that women encountering difficult circumstances, such as living in a deprived community, who reported good coping skills did not have anxiety. However, women living in deprived communities but without these coping skills were at high risk of suffering f
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Lentils: 'First UK commercial crop' harvestedA supplier is working with farms in Hertfordshire, Hampshire, Suffolk, Sussex and Wiltshire.
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How Zika Virus Could Help Fight Brain CancerZika virus can be a serious health threat, but now researchers say the virus itself could help treat another devastating illness — brain cancer.
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What's The Worst That Could Happen Using Untested Gold Diving Equipment? #BeringSeaGold | Fridays at 9p Faced with untested equipment, Andy Kelly finds himself fighting for his life under the thick Bering Sea ice. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/bering-sea-gold/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join Us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeringSeaGold https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow Us on Twitter: htt
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Colin Trevorrow Is No Longer Directing Star Wars Episode IX (UPDATED) Lucasfilm just announced that Colin Trevorrow is no longer directing Star Wars: Episode IX . The following was posted onto StarWars.com Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars : Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the
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Hurricane Irma threatens the United States with power rarely seen Environment Florida residents should prepare for the worst. One of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean will soon slam into the Antilles before setting its sights on the United States.
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Man Behind Crowdfunded Submarine Now Says He Intentionally Sunk Ship After Journalist's Death Photo: Getty On Monday, reporters were allowed to hear Peter Madsen’s version of the events that led to the death of the journalist Kim Wall aboard crowdfunded submarine , the UC3 Nautilus. At a court hearing in Copenhagen, Madsen claimed that Wall was accidentally struck on the head by a heavy hatch and he maintains that he is innocent of manslaughter. Since August 11th, Wall’s death has been sh
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Wake Me Up When September Ends Today in 5 Lines Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump is ending DACA , the Obama-era program shielding undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children from deportation, with a six-month delay. Former President Barack Obama denounced the decision in a statement, calling it “cruel” and “self-defeating.” During a news conference, Senators Dick Durbin and Lindsey Gra
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How Hurricane Irma Became a Monster StormAs a Cape Verde hurricane, Irma had a long time to strengthen over warm Atlantic waters.
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Boston Red Sox caught red-handed using Apple Watch to steal signs Rich Schultz/Getty Images I don't know if baseball was one of the sports that Apple originally targeted when it created the Apple Watch, but it has nevertheless found a home there, according to the New York Times . On Tuesday afternoon the newspaper reported that Major League Baseball determined that the Boston Red Sox "executed a scheme to illicitly steal hand signals from opponents' catchers" a
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Close research links with EU 'negotiable' post-BrexitOptions for collaboration between research communities post-Brexit will be set out in a government paper.
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The Boston Red Sox Have Finally Found a Good Reason to Own an Apple Watch Smartwatches have long felt like a gadget in search of a purpose. However, it seems the Boston Red Sox have finally discovered one thing they are actually good at: cheating. According to complaint filed by New York Yankees ’ general manager Brian Cashman and later corroborated by Major League Baseball, it seems the Boston Red Sox used the messaging function on Apple Watches to steal signs between
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Studies: Ketogenic Mice Live Longer, Healthier LivesHigh-fat, low-carbohydrate diets are shown to increase lifespan and preserve memory in two independent mouse experiments.
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Fingerprints of Ongoing Human Evolution FoundGenetic variants in Alzheimer's and smoking-related genes appear to be under selection pressure, according to a study comparing the genomes of old and young participants.
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Differences between military, civilian life contribute to veterans in the U.S. criminal justice systemMilitary veterans currently account for 8 percent of the national prison and jail population, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. However, it is unclear how many veterans are under community supervision or involved community-intervention programs, and little data exist that illustrates how veterans enter the criminal justice system. Now, new research from the University of Missouri esta
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Why the Republican Party Will Come to Regret Rolling Back DACA I’ve followed the politics and reality of immigration for a long time. In the mid-1980s, I traveled around the country for several months on a big reporting project for The Atlantic about that era’s new migrants. I went and learned about the Haitians and Cubans of South Florida, the Vietnamese of Arkansas and the Gulf Coast, the Central Americans of Houston, the Hmong of Fresno, the Mexicans of t
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The Options That Have Been Tried on North Korea So Far News of North Korea’s test Sunday of a nuclear device drew angry reactions from its neighbors, allies, and the international community, as well as prescriptions of how to respond to the latest provocation, ranging from dialogue , to more sanctions , and “ a massive military response .” The two main proposals put forward so far are tougher international sanctions, an idea promoted by the U.S., and
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The Economic Senselessness of President Trump’s DACA Repeal President Donald Trump has decided to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, an executive action that protected from deportation more than 800,000 “Dreamers,” undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children. In a statement, the president said that the Obama initiative led to a “massive surge [of] young people who would become members of violent gangs througho
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What a Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Learned From Condoleezza Rice The former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul has long thought that getting the two countries to better understand one another could ease international tensions—a belief he's held since the early 1980s, when he first visited what was then the Soviet Union. When he served as ambassador under Barack Obama from 2012 to 2014, he—unusually for a diplomat—kept a high profile, using social media t
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Zika could one day help combat deadly brain cancerThe Zika virus targets cells that cause glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, studies in human cells and mice show.
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Ohio Supercomputer Center releases open-source HPC access portalAn innovative web-based portal for accessing high performance computing services has matured beyond the beta phase and now is available to HPC centers worldwide.
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Contributions to veterans in the US criminal justice system identifiedNew research from the University of Missouri establishes that alcohol and drug use, difficulty adjusting to civilian life, and economic disadvantages are main contributors to criminal justice involvement for veterans. Information from this research could help policymakers reduce arrests and prevent incarcerations.
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Zika Virus Kills Brain Cancer Cells in Mice Image: AP The Zika virus played the role of 2016's worst health story. At the center of that story was the virus’ heartbreaking link to microcephalic babies when it infected their pregnant mothers. But sometimes, the worst vectors can still be used for good. A team of researchers in the United States found that the Zika virus preferred killing glioblastoma stem cells—those that lead to the gl
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Tourists evacuate as Category 5 Hurricane Irma nears CaribbeanOfficials in Florida's Key West and popular Caribbean tourist islands ordered people to evacuate on Tuesday as Irma, a "potentially catastrophic" Category Five hurricane, was set to make landfall.
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Why Category 5 Hurricanes Like Irma Are So RareA perfect storm of ingredients is needed.
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Experts: Bad design, building caused dangers at tallest damBad design and construction and inadequate state oversight led to a disastrous spillway collapse at the nation's tallest dam, an independent team of national dam safety experts said Tuesday.
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Test Your Headphones With Audiocheck’s Benchmark Files Image credit: Marco Verch/ Flickr Whether you’re in the market for some new cans or just curious about what makes headphones sound, well, good, knowing what to listen for is a pretty important way to pick out quality. You could play your favorite songs on different headphones and compare them, but some are specially tuned to enhance certain types of music, making some songs sound bass-heavy while
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Ars Technica

Senate Democrats fight FCC plan to lower America’s broadband standards Enlarge (credit: Steve Johnson ) Senate Democrats are fighting a Federal Communications Commission proposal that could lower America's broadband standards by redefining what counts as broadband Internet access. Under standards imposed during the Obama administration, the FCC says that all Americans should have access to home Internet service offering speeds of at least 25Mbps downstream and 3Mbps
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'Star Trek' actor Shatner sends message to VoyagerNASA announced the winner Tuesday of a contest to send a message to the Voyager spacecraft which launched 40 years ago on a historic mission to explore the outer planets.
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WhatsApp unveils plan to make money from businessesWhatsApp said Tuesday that it is testing potentially money-making ways to be used by businesses to communicate with customers.
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Superhuman 'night' vision during the total eclipse? Research offers a biological explanationIf you were fortunate enough to witness the recent total solar eclipse in all its glory, you might have noticed something surprising.
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Sikkerhedskomite vil trække godkendelse af depotmidler med paracetamol tilbageEMAs sikkerhedskomité PRAC vurderer, at depottabletter med paracetamol er for farlige, fordi det er for svært at behandle en overdosis af medicinen.
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Radiation analysis software makes emergency responders' jobs quicker, easierWhen law enforcement officers and first responders arrive at an emergency involving radiation, they need a way to swiftly assess the situation to keep the public and environment safe. Having analysis tools that can quickly and reliably make sense of radiation data is of the essence.
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Deforestation long overlooked as contributor to climate changeWhen it comes to tackling climate change, the focus often falls on reducing the use of fossil fuels and developing sustainable energy sources. But a new Cornell University study shows that deforestation and subsequent use of lands for agriculture or pasture, especially in tropical regions, contribute more to climate change than previously thought.
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Longer, stronger summers in the Gulf of MaineSummer is coming to the Gulf of Maine, longer and warmer than ever—as much as two months longer. That's the message of a new research article by a team of scientists led by Andrew Thomas of the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences. The study, published in the journal Elementa, examined the seasonality of sea surface temperature trends along the northeast coast of the United States.
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Newly-discovered semiconductor dynamics may help improve energy efficiencyResearchers examining the flow of electricity through semiconductors have uncovered another reason these materials seem to lose their ability to carry a charge as they become more densely "doped." Their results, which may help engineers design faster semiconductors in the future, are published online in the journal ACS Nano.
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SDO captures image of mid-level flareThe sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 4:33 pm EDT on Sept. 4, 2017. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however—when intense enough—they can disturb the atmosphe
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The World's Best GoFundMe Involves Poop, Firemen, and a Tinder Date Gone Horribly Wrong Image: Gizmodo GoFundMe can be a dark place. Sometimes, it’s your pitiful friends asking you for money so that they can take a European vacation and finally tackle that “research project” they’ve been wanting to do. Other times, it’s truly tragic circumstances, like a stranger asking for help with medical bills. But today, dear reader, one GoFundMe campaign showed the world that misfortune can be
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Life Is Strange: Before the Storm—Episode One review: Going back Enlarge / So far, Before the Storm captures that meaningful-to-them teen melodrama. (credit: Square Enix ) On its face, Life Is Strange : Before the Storm sounds like the most superfluous prequel imaginable. The original game told the tale of teenage duo Chloe and Max as they investigated the disappearance of Chloe’s best friend in the Pacific Northwestern town of Arcadia Bay. In the process, the
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Heparin stimulates food intake and body weight gain in miceResearch shows that heparin, which is well known for its role as an anticoagulant, can also promote food intake and body weight increase in animal models.
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New strategy for vaccinating pregnant mothers against malaria holds promise for protecting infantsA mother and infant in Malawi have the same repertoire of antibodies to Plasmodium falciparum, the malaria parasite. That suggests that boosting the mother's immune response to malaria, as via vaccination, will result in better protection for the infant. The research is published August 23rd in Clinical and Vaccine Immunology.
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Study identifies new metabolic target in quest to control immune responseA surprising discovery that immune cells possess an internal warehouse of glycogen used to activate immune responses could help to increase immune activity in vaccines or suppress immune reactions in autoimmune disease or hyper-inflammatory conditions.
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Longtime antidepressant could slow Parkinson'sMichigan State University scientists now have early proof that an antidepressant drug that's been around for more than 50 years could slow the progression of Parkinson's.
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Newly identified growth factor inhibitors selectively target the cells that cause fibrosisFibrosis is a progressive and sometimes fatal response to organ injury. The growth factor TGF-β stimulates fibrosis but also acts on non-fibrogenic cells to suppress inflammation; therefore, non-selective TGF-β inhibition can have harmful off-target effects. In a wide-ranging drug screen, researchers at UCSF School of Medicine identified a class of compounds that inhibits TGF-β1-induced fibrosis w
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Can height increase risk for blood clots in veins?Risk of blood clots in the veins was associated with height, with the lowest risk in participants who were five feet tall or shorter. The exact association between height and clots in veins remains to be determined.
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ACA marketplace plans offer fewer mental health providers compared to primary careThe Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 aimed to achieve parity in coverage between mental health care and other forms of health care. A new study from researchers at Penn Medicine suggests that ACA plans may still fall short of that goal. The Penn researchers found that ACA plan networks last year included, on average, only 11 percent of all mental health care providers in th
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Readmission rates decline when hospitals develop skilled nursing facility networksA new study on hospital re-admission rates found that hospitals with formal networks of skilled nursing facilities as part of their care management efforts had reduced readmission rates among patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities as compared to hospitals without such networks.
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Where Will Hurricane Irma Make Landfall?Hurricane Irma, a "potentially catastrophic" storm gaining strength in the west Atlantic, has been upgraded to a Category 5 storm, according to the National Hurricane Center.
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Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Brace for Hurricane Irma Hurricane Irma is a monster. After the storm reached Category 5 intensity Tuesday morning, the National Hurricane Center says it became the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic outside of the warm waters of the Caribbean or the Gulf of Mexico. And even as the Gulf region of the United States deals with the ongoing devastation of Hurricane Harvey and its week of flooding, coastal area
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Trump Places a Risky Bet on Congress In theory, President Trump’s decision to wind down his predecessor’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is a sensible solution to a legally vulnerable policy. Even DACA’s most ardent supporters believe this is an issue best resolved by Congress, and now Trump has given Capitol Hill what it has never faced on immigration: a deadline to act, which is often the only way of forcing lawmak
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Building an H-Bomb in Plain Sight North Korea’s latest nuclear weapon test is by far its largest yet. Preliminary analysis of the seismic signals it generated while exploding under a mountain last week suggest it was at least 100 kilotons in strength, and the North Koreans themselves claim it was “hundreds” of kilotons. (The bomb that destroyed Hiroshima was 15 kilotons.) This has led many analysts to suggest that North Korea has
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How young people join violent extremist groups -- and how to stop them | Erin Marie SaltmanTerrorists and extremists aren't all naturally violent sociopaths -- they're deliberately recruited and radicalized in a process that doesn't fit into a neat pattern. Erin Marie Saltman discusses the push and pull factors that cause people to join extremist groups and explains innovative ways of preventing and countering radicalization.
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On a quest to improve treatments for inflammatory bowel diseaseScientist Shomyseh Sanjabi, PhD, joined the Gladstone Institutes seven years ago, and she brought with her a special type of mice that develop inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Coincidentally, microbiome expert Katherine Pollard, PhD, was looking for a model to study the disease. Particularly because she is an IBD patient herself.
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Superhuman 'night' vision during the total eclipse?It was dark as night during the recent total solar eclipse, yet people and objects were easier to see than on a typical moonless night. Scientists at The Ohio State University have discovered a possible biological explanation -- the presence (or absence) of a protein in the retina known as a GABA receptor.
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Deforestation long overlooked as contributor to climate changeWhen it comes to tackling climate change, the focus often falls on reducing the use of fossil fuels and developing sustainable energy sources. But a new Cornell University study shows that deforestation and subsequent use of lands for agriculture or pasture, especially in tropical regions, contribute more to climate change than previously thought.
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Newly-discovered semiconductor dynamics may help improve energy efficiencyResearchers examining the flow of electricity through semiconductors have uncovered another reason these materials seem to lose their ability to carry a charge as they become more densely 'doped.'
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EPA runs all grants past a political appointee in its PR office Enlarge (credit: Wikimedia Commons ) While the EPA is often portrayed as a massive bureaucracy, about half of its budget goes directly to other organizations through grants. While many of these are focused on cleanups and reducing environmental risks, the agency also funds scientific research into various health and environmental risks. The money for these research grants has historically been al
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Trump's Impending Immigration Sell-Out President Trump is setting in motion Tuesday the worst defeat for the immigration-control cause since President George H.W. Bush signed into law the 1990 Immigration Act, doubling U.S. immigration quotas. But while the elder Bush understood what he was doing, Trump does not. The 1990 law operated precisely as its authors intended and expected. Today’s immigration actions will produce results almo
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The Houston Flooding Pushed the Earth's Crust Down 2 Centimeters The weight of water can deform the Earth’s crust, if there’s enough of it. And we can measure that change with the ultraprecise global-positioning satellites humans have launched into orbit. On Monday, Chris Milliner of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory tweeted a simple map visualizing data from the Nevada Geodetic Laboratory . It showed that the GPS data from special stations around Houston detected
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Split-brain fruit fly research gives new insight into autismNeuroscientists working in the biology department at the University of Nevada, Reno have identified a new genetic mechanism in fruit flies they believe is responsible for disruption of the brain pathways connecting the left and right hemispheres of the brain; which has separately been linked to autism.
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NYU Bluestone Center discovers that skin color affects skin sensitivity to heat, mechanical stimuliResearchers at the Bluestone Center for Clinical Research at the New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) have identified a novel molecular mechanism which explains why dark-skinned and light-skinned people respond differently to heat and mechanical stimulation.
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Researchers develop Lassa fever treatment effective eight days after infectionA collaborative team of scientists, led by a group at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, have successfully protected nonhuman primates against one of the most deadly viruses in the world, Lassa fever, eight days after they became infected. The findings are now available in Nature Medicine.
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Save Nearly $400 On This Top-Selling Sound Bar, Today Only Klipsch Sound Bar , $270 If you’re still listening to your TV through its built-in speakers, get ready to have your life changed. This Klipsch sound bar has never sold for less than $599 on Amazon, and usually goes for $649, but it can rattle your walls for just $270, today only. This one could, and probably should, sell out early.
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PSA Screening May Reduce Prostate Cancer Deaths After AllFor men approaching 50 years old, deciding whether or not to be screened for prostate cancer can be confusing.
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The Return and Triumph of Jeff Sessions Two months ago, Jeff Sessions looked like toast. But Tuesday morning, as he stood at a lectern at the Justice Department, the attorney general seemed to feel more like the toast of the town. President Trump’s decision to have Sessions announce the end of the DACA program was a dodge on top of a punt: First, the White House tried to push the ball into Congress’s court by adding a six-month delay t
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New Study Reveals a Diet Rich in Fats and Fruits Is Optimal 135,355 people in eighteen countries can't be wrong. Read More
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NASA's SDO captures image of mid-level flareThe sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 4:33 pm EDT on Sept. 4, 2017. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event.
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Longer, stronger summers in the Gulf of MaineSummer in the Gulf of Maine is as much as two months longer and warmer than it has ever been before, according to a new study published in the journal Elementa. The study examined the seasonality of sea surface temperature trends along the northeast coast of the United States.
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'Potentially Catastrophic' Hurricane Irma Approaches Caribbean in Satellite ViewsMany Earth-observing satellites are keeping their eyes on Hurricane Irma as islands in the Caribbean brace for the storm's arrival.
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Alzheimer’s and smoking genes suggest we’re still evolvingIn the 20th century, people in the UK evolved to be less likely to smoke heavily and get Alzheimer’s, but the changes were subtle and may not last
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Elsevier Signs Up to Transparency GuidelinesThe publisher will ask its journal editors to adopt widely accepted standards on transparency and openness in scientific communication.
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Irma reaches 185 mph, trailing only Allen as strongest Atlantic storm Enlarge / Satellite image of Hurricane Irma at 1pm ET on Tuesday. (credit: NOAA ) We are quickly running out of adjectives to describe the destructive potential of Hurricane Irma. As of 2pm ET on Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center upgraded the storm's sustained winds to 185mph. This is near-record speed for a storm in the Atlantic basin, which includes the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and G
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Here’s what we had to say about Voyager 1 when it launched 40 years ago Space From the Popular Science archives. On September 5, 1977, Voyager 1 launched and forever changed our understanding of the solar system.
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Lenovo Gets a Slap On the Wrist For Loading Up Computers With Dangerous Adware Image source: Lenovo Users who purchased a Lenovo PC between September 2014 and January 2015 got an extra special surprise in the form of adware that left them wide open to malicious attacks. After two and a half years of legal wrangling, the Federal Trade Commission settled its lawsuit against the company, and it’s hard to imagine that executives learned their lesson. On Monday, the FTC announce
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Our best look yet at Gordon Murray’s new TVR design TVR I don't know about you, but I'm excited to see how the new TVR turns out. The British company made its name through a simple formula: a lightweight, rear-wheel drive chassis, plenty of power, a unique interior, and absolutely no electronic safety net. It died of neglect a few years ago, but a reborn TVR Tuscan is due in a couple of years and will be built in a new factory in Wales that uses G
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Thousands of Rohingya Muslims Flee Violence in Burma The United Nations refugee agency reports that 123,000 people—mostly Rohingya Muslims—have fled into Bangladesh since August 25, escaping a new round of violence in Burma’s western Rakhine state. The refugees have walked for days, after a series of Rohingya insurgent attacks on Burmese police were met with a strong government response, and the burning of thousands of homes. The Rohingya are a sta
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20 mia. km: Verdens længste rejse er stadig i gangDen legendariske rumsonde Voyager 1 forlod Jorden i 1977 og vores solsystem i 2012, men er stadig i kontakt med NASA - fra en afstand på 21 milliarder kilometer.
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Nanoparticle injection could cut damage after spine injury Researchers report that injecting mice with biodegradable nanoparticles after spinal cord trauma prevented the inflammation and internal scarring that inhibits the repair process. “It’s an exciting potential treatment. We really believe this is something we’ll be able to take to the clinic.” After a spinal cord injury, a significant amount of secondary nerve damage results from inflammation and i
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The Chemist Who Thought He Could Harness Hurricanes The chemist Irving Langmuir had already won a Nobel Prize, but he’d never screamed in delight during an experiment before. It was November 13, 1946. He was standing in a control tower at the Schenectady, New York, airport, watching a small prop plane go buzzing overhead. Fourteen thousand feet above him, his assistant was leaning out the plane’s window, tossing pellets of dry ice into a cloud. Se
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Immigration Hardliners Praise Trump for Ending DACA On Tuesday, President Trump delivered on a promise that immigration hardliners have long been waiting for: ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program. For months, immigration-restrictionist groups have been pushing for Trump to end DACA, which they, along with many Republicans, argue was an overreach of executive authority from the start. The program shields roughly 800,000 undocum
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Stanford professor tests a cooling system that works without electricityStanford scientists cooled water without electricity by sending excess heat where it won't be noticed -- space. The specialized optical surfaces they developed are a major step toward applying this technology to air conditioning and refrigeration.
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Silicon Valley on edge as lawmakers target online sex traffickingAfter a sustained assault from lawmakers, investigators and victims groups, the website Backpage.com agreed early this year to shut down its lucrative adult page, which had become a well-known sex-trafficking hub.
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The Guardian view on veganism: high in moral fibre | EditorialVegans are often unfairly mocked. They should instead be praised Jeremy Corbyn is “going through the process” of eating more vegan food, he has said – he just has to bring himself to give up the brie, verboten under vegan rules, along with eggs, milk and everything animals produce. Later, as if fearful of a backlash, his spokesperson issued a statement denying he was vegan. But the Labour leader w
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Relive the Mind-Blowing Photos From the Voyager Missions Image: NASA/Voyager 1 The universe is very good at making us feel both extremely insignificant and lucky enough to be part of something huge. No missions have made this clearer than NASA’s Voyager spacecraft, which have been exploring the cosmos for 40 years. Today, Voyager 1 officially turns the big 4-0, which it’s celebrating by cruising through interstellar space . Together, the Voyager missio
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Court battle over one driver’s pay could have big impact on “gig economy” Enlarge (credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) SAN FRANCISCO—The first big trial over worker rights in the "gig economy" begins today, and it could answer fundamental questions about how workers in the digital age should be treated, as well as what kinds of benefits, breaks, and pay they're entitled to. The case that's beginning right now doesn't have a big-name, deep-pocketed defend
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When Will Voyager Stop Calling Home? Forty years after they left Earth, the Voyager twin spacecraft are still chugging along, logging 35,000 miles an hour as they zoom farther and farther into the cosmos. “I’ve had people ask me, you mean the mission is still going on?” says Suzanne Dodd, the Voyager project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. “They assumed that it had stopped after it passed Neptune.” Far from it. After th
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Silicon Valley denounces betrayal of 'Dreamers'Silicon Valley titans including Apple, Facebook and Google on Tuesday condemned the dismantling of amnesty for young immigrants after President Donald Trump announced a phase-out of the "Dreamers" program.
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New app replaces ultrasound with smartphone camera to measure heart healthEngineers have developed an app that can measure key benchmarks of heart health using just a smartphone's camera.
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Aeroices: Newly discovered ultralow-density iceRelatively little is known about the effects of extreme negative pressure on water molecules. Exploring a significant region of negative pressure through molecular dynamic simulations, researchers have now theoretically discovered a new family of ice phases. Called aeroices, these ices have the lowest density of all known ice crystals. The researchers report their findings this week in The Journal
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Swings in dad's testosterone affects the family -- for better or worse -- after baby arrivesTestosterone levels are a key factor in a family's health and happiness after a newborn arrives. Researchers find that a drop can signal postpartum depression in dad, and a spike may be a sign of aggression.
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Muscles maintain proper function by producing reactive oxygen species at the right timeAlthough reactive oxygen species can damage cells when produced in high amounts, according to a study published online Sept. 5, 2017, by Science Signaling and featured on the journal's cover, these oxidative species are crucial signals that start the process of repairing myofiber.
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Large-scale study of genetic data shows humans still evolvingIn a study analyzing the genomes of 210,000 people in the United States and Britain, researchers at Columbia University find that the genetic variants linked to Alzheimer's disease and heavy smoking are less frequent in people with longer lifespans, suggesting that natural selection is weeding out these unfavorable variants in both populations.
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Ars Technica

FCC makes net neutrality complaints public, but too late to stop repeal Enlarge (credit: loonyhiker ) The Federal Communications Commission last week released more than 13,000 pages of net neutrality complaints filed by consumers against their Internet service providers. But the big document release came just one day before the deadline for the public to comment on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's proposal to repeal the net neutrality rules. The National Hispanic Media Coalit
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Major science prize goes to institutions fighting blindnessTwo international institutions with long records of fighting blindness are sharing a €1 million ($1.2 million) eyesight prize from a Portuguese foundation.
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Aeroices: Newly discovered ultralow-density iceWater has many ice phases that form under different pressure and temperature conditions. The effects of positive pressure have been explored extensively, with the results somewhat predictable: As the pressure increases, so does the density of the ice.
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Research shows how DNA molecules cross nanoporesResearch presented in a new paper co-authored by Northwestern University associate professor of mechanical engineering Sandip Ghosal sheds new light on how polymers cross tiny pores ten thousand times smaller than a human hair.
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Engineers develop tools to share power from renewable energy sources during outagesIf you think you can use the solar panels on your roof to power your home during an outage, think again. During an outage, while your home remains connected to the grid, the devices that manage your solar panels are powered down for safety reasons. In other words, this permanent connection to the grid makes it impossible for homeowners to draw on power generated by their own renewable energy resou
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College freshmen pick certain friends for stressful times College freshmen turn to empathic people during stressful times, research shows. “The transition to college can be tumultuous,” says Jamil Zaki, an assistant professor of psychology at Stanford University and coauthor of the study. “Whom you end up making friendships with can play a significant role in how you’ll deal with the stress and hardship of freshman year.” A 2008 poll conducted by the As
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Could Trappist-1's seven earth-like planets have gas giant siblings?New work from a team of Carnegie scientists (and one Carnegie alumnus) asked whether any gas giant planets could potentially orbit TRAPPIST-1 at distances greater than that of the star's seven known planets. If gas giant planets are found in this system's outer edges, it could help scientists understand how our own Solar System's gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn formed.
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The Atlantic

The Ferryman: Jez Butterworth on the Legacy of Hate The Ferryman , the first new play from Jez Butterworth in five years, opens with the revelation that a body has been found. It’s late August 1981 in Northern Ireland during the height of the Troubles, when hunger strikers were rallying attention and support for the Irish Republican cause. In the play’s first scene, a priest is summoned by an IRA leader—not to facilitate a burial for the dead man,
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Nasa shares video of Hurricane Irma viewed from spaceThe Category 5 storm is making landfall over the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean.
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Ars Technica

Microsoft expands availability of colored Surface Laptops, Windows 10 Pro upgrade Enlarge / Surface Laptop. (credit: Justin Wolfson) Microsoft's Surface Laptop is available in four colors. Every configuration is available in the regular Platinum silvery color, but some configurations are also available in Cobalt Blue, Burgundy, and Graphite Gold. Today, Microsoft has announced expanded availability of those colored units. Joining the US are Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, F
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The Trophy Woman of Ready Player One First look at Artemis in the upcoming Ready Player One film. Image: Empire Ready Player One , the best-selling ode to virtual reality and nerd-dom, is finally becoming a movie, but not everybody is a fan. The first teaser trailer has gotten some backlash for how it glorifies nostalgia. However, a bigger issue comes from the book itself in how it treats women—namely, its trophy love interest. This
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Ars Technica

New Xiaomi-built Android One phone to launch in 40 markets Google and Xiaomi got together in India last night to announce a new Android One phone, the Xiaomi Mi A1 . Some had wondered if Google's turnkey phone program was dead, but with the Mi A1, Android One is apparently " evolving ," with a launch planned in over 40 markets. It's hard to know what Android One stands for anymore. Originally the program saw Google lay out a "recommended spec" for local
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Hurricane Irma Now a Category 5 Storm: What That MeansHurricane categories were determined decades ago based solely on wind speed, but other factors such as precipitation and storm surges can also play a role in how damaging a storm is.
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Florida Declares State of Emergency as Hurricane Irma Becomes Category 5 SuperstormFlorida's governor has declared a statewide emergency in response to Hurricane Irma, now a Category 5 storm that is churning in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Large-scale study of genetic data shows humans still evolvingIn a study analyzing the genomes of 210,000 people in the United States and Britain, researchers at Columbia University find that the genetic variants linked to Alzheimer's disease and heavy smoking are less frequent in people with longer lifespans, suggesting that natural selection is weeding out these unfavorable variants in both populations.
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Research shows how DNA molecules cross nanoporesResearch from Northwestern University sheds new light on the understanding of the measurement of polymer properties in diverse chemical industries such as plastics manufacturing and food processing, and the design of biosensors.
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Physical activity can lead to difference in diet preferences between males, femalesRecent studies have shown that approximately 90 percent of adult Americans fail to reach the US Department of Health guidelines for physical activity, which could be contributing to surging obesity rates. Now, new research by a multidisciplinary team of University of Missouri researchers suggests that physical activity can change diet preferences in males, but not in females -- an area that resear
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Engineers develop tools to share power from renewable energy sources during outagesA team of engineers at the University of California San Diego developed algorithms that would allow homes to use and share power from their renewable energy sources during outages by strategically disconnecting these devices, called solar inverters, from the grid. The algorithms work with existing technology and would improve systems' reliability by 25 to 35 percent.
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Western Wildfires Endanger Beloved Sites At National Parks A 20-square-mile blaze burned the historic Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park last week. In California's Sierra National Forest, an ancient grove of sequoias was scorched, but the trees survived. (Image credit: National Park Service via AP)
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Ars Technica

FTC slaps Lenovo on the wrist for selling computers with secret adware Enlarge (credit: Guang Niu/Getty Images) The FTC said Tuesday that it cannot stop computer makers from selling computers that inject ads into webpages to US consumers. The statement covers Lenovo's practice of having sold computers pre-installed with the so-called VisualDiscovery adware developed by a company called Superfish. This adware, which was installed on computers without consumers' knowl
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Gizmodo

Biologists Have a Cosmic Explanation For Last Year's Mysterious Sperm Whale Strandings A beached whale in Denmark from 2014 (Image: AP) Last year brought what seemed like a disturbing omen to communities surrounding Europe’s North Sea: a whole lot of beached sperm whales. As Gizmodo reported at the time, the whales entered the sea’s shallow waters, where their internal sonar-like systems stopped working, causing them to become stranded and die. But scientists didn’t know why the wh
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Nordstrom's Summer Sale Has Something for Every Season Up to 40% off select styles Post-Labor Day sale are hard to come by, but Nordstrom’s Summer Sale actually goes all the way into the weekend. Pick up up to 40% off tons of styles, including a good amount of fall staples like button downs, sweaters, boots, and more. It’ll help you cope with the fact that summer is basically over.
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High fat diets may make mice live longer—but you (probably) shouldn’t live on butter Health They stay stronger, faster, and smarter too. High fat diets seems to help mice live longer, healthier lives.
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Gizmodo

The Post-Harvey Mosquito Invasion Seems Like Hell Screenshots: YouTube/ Tyler Bennett Plenty of people have described Hurricane Harvey as a disaster of biblical proportions, and it seems the next plague is upon us. It’s not locusts. Thanks to untold quantities of filthy standing water, millions of mosquitos are starting to hatch. And yes, they do bite. They love to bite. A little bit of itch isn’t what folks in Texas are afraid of, however. Publ
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Hurricane Irma Photos: Images of a Monster StormHurricane Irma strengthened to a Category 5 hurricane early on Sept. 5. Check out these photos of the monster storm.
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Metal-mediated diradical tuning for DNA replication arrest via template strand scission [Chemistry]A series of M(PyED)·X (X = 2Cl−, SO42−) pyridine–metalloenediyne complexes [M = Cu(II), Fe(II), or Zn(II)] and their independently synthesized, cyclized analogs have been prepared to investigate their potential as radical-generating DNA-damaging agents. All complexes possess a 1:1 metal-to-ligand stoichiometry as determined by electronic absorption spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. Solution...
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On transient climate change at the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary due to atmospheric soot inȷections [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]Climate simulations that consider injection into the atmosphere of 15,000 Tg of soot, the amount estimated to be present at the Cretaceous−Paleogene boundary, produce what might have been one of the largest episodes of transient climate change in Earth history. The observed soot is believed to originate from global wildfires...
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Social network fragmentation and community health [Social Sciences]Community health interventions often seek to intentionally destroy paths between individuals to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Immunizing individuals through direct vaccination or the provision of health education prevents pathogen transmission and the propagation of misinformation concerning medical treatments. However, it remains an open question whether network-based strategies shou
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Prospect theory and the decision to move or stay [Social Sciences]Migration has always involved stress and risk. More risk-averse households are less likely to move, while less risk-averse households will seek out opportunities and migrate. We investigate how the theoretical contributions of prospect theory, and specifically the endowment effect, can provide new understanding about decisions whether to migrate or not....
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Targeted PET imaging strategy to differentiate malignant from inflamed lymph nodes in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma [Applied Biological Sciences]Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common lymphoma in adults. DLBCL exhibits highly aggressive and systemic progression into multiple tissues in patients, particularly in lymph nodes. Whole-body 18F-fluodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ([18F]FDG-PET) imaging has an essential role in diagnosing DLBCL in the clinic; however, [18F]FDG-PET often faces difficulty...
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MLKL forms disulfide bond-dependent amyloid-like polymers to induce necroptosis [Biochemistry]Mixed-lineage kinase domain-like protein (MLKL) is essential for TNF-α–induced necroptosis. How MLKL promotes cell death is still under debate. Here we report that MLKL forms SDS-resistant, disulfide bond-dependent polymers during necroptosis in both human and mouse cells. MLKL polymers are independent of receptor-interacting protein kinase 1 and 3 (RIPK1/RIPK3) fibers....
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Foldamer hypothesis for the growth and sequence differentiation of prebiotic polymers [Biophysics and Computational Biology]It is not known how life originated. It is thought that prebiotic processes were able to synthesize short random polymers. However, then, how do short-chain molecules spontaneously grow longer? Also, how would random chains grow more informational and become autocatalytic (i.e., increasing their own concentrations)? We study the folding and...
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Reversal of hyperactive Wnt signaling-dependent adipocyte defects by peptide boronic acids [Cell Biology]Deregulated Wnt signaling and altered lipid metabolism have been linked to obesity, diabetes, and various cancers, highlighting the importance of identifying inhibitors that can modulate Wnt signaling and aberrant lipid metabolism. We have established a Drosophila model with hyperactivated Wnt signaling caused by partial loss of axin, a key component...
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Involvement of posttranscriptional regulation of Clock in the emergence of circadian clock oscillation during mouse development [Cell Biology]Circadian clock oscillation emerges in mouse embryo in the later developmental stages. Although circadian clock development is closely correlated with cellular differentiation, the mechanisms of its emergence during mammalian development are not well understood. Here, we demonstrate an essential role of the posttranscriptional regulation of Clock subsequent to the cellular...
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Host-derived viral transporter protein for nitrogen uptake in infected marine phytoplankton [Environmental Sciences]Phytoplankton community structure is shaped by both bottom–up factors, such as nutrient availability, and top–down processes, such as predation. Here we show that marine viruses can blur these distinctions, being able to amend how host cells acquire nutrients from their environment while also predating and lysing their algal hosts. Viral...
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Coevolutionary arms race versus host defense chase in a tropical herbivore-plant system [Evolution]Coevolutionary models suggest that herbivores drive diversification and community composition in plants. For herbivores, many questions remain regarding how plant defenses shape host choice and community structure. We addressed these questions using the tree genus Inga and its lepidopteran herbivores in the Amazon. We constructed phylogenies for both plants and...
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Indoles from commensal bacteria extend healthspan [Genetics]Multiple studies have identified conserved genetic pathways and small molecules associated with extension of lifespan in diverse organisms. However, extending lifespan does not result in concomitant extension in healthspan, defined as the proportion of time that an animal remains healthy and free of age-related infirmities. Rather, mutations that extend lifespan...
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Vertebrate-like CRYPTOCHROME 2 from monarch regulates circadian transcription via independent repression of CLOCK and BMAL1 activity [Genetics]Circadian repression of CLOCK-BMAL1 by PERIOD and CRYPTOCHROME (CRY) in mammals lies at the core of the circadian timekeeping mechanism. CRY repression of CLOCK-BMAL1 and regulation of circadian period are proposed to rely primarily on competition for binding with coactivators on an α-helix located within the transactivation domain (TAD) of...
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DNA methylation of intragenic CpG islands depends on their transcriptional activity during differentiation and disease [Genetics]The human genome contains ∼30,000 CpG islands (CGIs). While CGIs associated with promoters nearly always remain unmethylated, many of the ∼9,000 CGIs lying within gene bodies become methylated during development and differentiation. Both promoter and intragenic CGIs may also become abnormally methylated as a result of genome rearrangements and in...
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Foxp3-independent mechanism by which TGF-{beta} controls peripheral T cell tolerance [Immunology and Inflammation]Peripheral T cell tolerance is promoted by the regulatory cytokine TGF-β and Foxp3-expressing Treg cells. However, whether TGF-β and Treg cells are part of the same regulatory module, or exist largely as distinct pathways to repress self-reactive T cells remains incompletely understood. Using a transgenic model of autoimmune diabetes, here...
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Cytochrome P450 monooxygenase lipid metabolites are significant second messengers in the resolution of choroidal neovascularization [Immunology and Inflammation]Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness for individuals age 50 and above in the developed world. Abnormal growth of choroidal blood vessels, or choroidal neovascularization (CNV), is a hallmark of the neovascular (wet) form of advanced AMD and leads to significant vision loss. A growing...
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Molecularly targeted drug combinations demonstrate selective effectiveness for myeloid- and lymphoid-derived hematologic malignancies [Medical Sciences]Translating the genetic and epigenetic heterogeneity underlying human cancers into therapeutic strategies is an ongoing challenge. Large-scale sequencing efforts have uncovered a spectrum of mutations in many hematologic malignancies, including acute myeloid leukemia (AML), suggesting that combinations of agents will be required to treat these diseases effectively. Combinatorial approaches will...
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Structures of phlebovirus glycoprotein Gn and identification of a neutralizing antibody epitope [Microbiology]Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) and Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) are two arthropod-borne phleboviruses in the Bunyaviridae family, which cause severe illness in humans and animals. Glycoprotein N (Gn) is one of the envelope proteins on the virus surface and is a major antigenic component. Despite its...
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Coupling between d-3-phosphoglycerate dehydrogenase and d-2-hydroxyglutarate dehydrogenase drives bacterial l-serine synthesis [Microbiology]l-Serine biosynthesis, a crucial metabolic process in most domains of life, is initiated by d-3-phosphoglycerate (d-3-PG) dehydrogenation, a thermodynamically unfavorable reaction catalyzed by d-3-PG dehydrogenase (SerA). d-2-Hydroxyglutarate (d-2-HG) is traditionally viewed as an abnormal metabolite associated with cancer and neurometabolic disorders. Here, we reveal that bacterial anabolism and
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Paradoxical enhancement of chemoreceptor detection sensitivity by a sensory adaptation enzyme [Microbiology]A sensory adaptation system that tunes chemoreceptor sensitivity enables motile Escherichia coli cells to track chemical gradients with high sensitivity over a wide dynamic range. Sensory adaptation involves feedback control of covalent receptor modifications by two enzymes: CheR, a methyltransferase, and CheB, a methylesterase. This study describes a CheR function...
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Genomic diversification of giant enteric symbionts reflects host dietary lifestyles [Microbiology]Herbivorous surgeonfishes are an ecologically successful group of reef fish that rely on marine algae as their principal food source. Here, we elucidated the significance of giant enteric symbionts colonizing these fishes regarding their roles in the digestive processes of hosts feeding predominantly on polysiphonous red algae and brown Turbinaria...
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Evidence for cue-independent spatial representation in the human auditory cortex during active listening [Neuroscience]Few auditory functions are as important or as universal as the capacity for auditory spatial awareness (e.g., sound localization). That ability relies on sensitivity to acoustical cues—particularly interaural time and level differences (ITD and ILD)—that correlate with sound-source locations. Under nonspatial listening conditions, cortical sensitivity to ITD and ILD takes...
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Cell-type-specific inhibition of the dendritic plateau potential in striatal spiny proȷection neurons [Neuroscience]Striatal spiny projection neurons (SPNs) receive convergent excitatory synaptic inputs from the cortex and thalamus. Activation of spatially clustered and temporally synchronized excitatory inputs at the distal dendrites could trigger plateau potentials in SPNs. Such supralinear synaptic integration is crucial for dendritic computation. However, how plateau potentials interact with subsequent...
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CD146 coordinates brain endothelial cell-pericyte communication for blood-brain barrier development [Neuroscience]The blood–brain barrier (BBB) establishes a protective interface between the central neuronal system and peripheral blood circulation and is crucial for homeostasis of the CNS. BBB formation starts when the endothelial cells (ECs) invade the CNS and pericytes are recruited to the nascent vessels during embryogenesis. Despite the essential function...
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Predicting gene regulatory networks by combining spatial and temporal gene expression data in Arabidopsis root stem cells [Plant Biology]Identifying the transcription factors (TFs) and associated networks involved in stem cell regulation is essential for understanding the initiation and growth of plant tissues and organs. Although many TFs have been shown to have a role in the Arabidopsis root stem cells, a comprehensive view of the transcriptional signature of...
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Auxin minimum triggers the developmental switch from cell division to cell differentiation in the Arabidopsis root [Plant Biology]In multicellular organisms, a stringent control of the transition between cell division and differentiation is crucial for correct tissue and organ development. In the Arabidopsis root, the boundary between dividing and differentiating cells is positioned by the antagonistic interaction of the hormones auxin and cytokinin. Cytokinin affects polar auxin transport,...
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Redox properties of birnessite from a defect perspective [Applied Physical Sciences]Birnessite, a layered-structure MnO2, is an earth-abundant functional material with potential for various energy and environmental applications, such as water oxidation. An important feature of birnessite is the existence of Mn(III) within the MnO2 layers, accompanied by interlayer charge-neutralizing cations. Using first-principles calculations, we reveal the nature of Mn(III) in...
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Simple phalanx pattern leads to energy saving in cohesive fish schooling [Applied Physical Sciences]The question of how individuals in a population organize when living in groups arises for systems as different as a swarm of microorganisms or a flock of seagulls. The different patterns for moving collectively involve a wide spectrum of reasons, such as evading predators or optimizing food prospection. Also, the...
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Cellular cap-binding protein, eIF4E, promotes picornavirus genome restructuring and translation [Biochemistry]Picornaviruses use internal ribosome entry sites (IRESs) to translate their genomes into protein. A typical feature of these IRESs is their ability to bind directly to the eukaryotic initiation factor (eIF) 4G component of the eIF4F cap-binding complex. Remarkably, the hepatitis A virus (HAV) IRES requires eIF4E for its translation,...
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Motile cilia create fluid-mechanical microhabitats for the active recruitment of the host microbiome [Biophysics and Computational Biology]We show that mucociliary membranes of animal epithelia can create fluid-mechanical microenvironments for the active recruitment of the specific microbiome of the host. In terrestrial vertebrates, these tissues are typically colonized by complex consortia and are inaccessible to observation. Such tissues can be directly examined in aquatic animals, providing valuable...
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Size- and speed-dependent mechanical behavior in living mammalian cytoplasm [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Active transport in the cytoplasm plays critical roles in living cell physiology. However, the mechanical resistance that intracellular compartments experience, which is governed by the cytoplasmic material property, remains elusive, especially its dependence on size and speed. Here we use optical tweezers to drag a bead in the cytoplasm and...
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Parity-dependent hairpin configurations of repetitive DNA sequence promote slippage associated with DNA expansion [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Repetitive DNA sequences are ubiquitous in life, and changes in the number of repeats often have various physiological and pathological implications. DNA repeats are capable of interchanging between different noncanonical and canonical conformations in a dynamic fashion, causing configurational slippage that often leads to repeat expansion associated with neurological diseases....
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Topological impact of noncanonical DNA structures on Klenow fragment of DNA polymerase [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Noncanonical DNA structures that stall DNA replication can cause errors in genomic DNA. Here, we investigated how the noncanonical structures formed by sequences in genes associated with a number of diseases impacted DNA polymerization by the Klenow fragment of DNA polymerase. Replication of a DNA sequence forming an i-motif from...
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Prion protein {beta}2-{alpha}2 loop conformational landscape [Biophysics and Computational Biology]In transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), which are lethal neurodegenerative diseases that affect humans and a wide range of other mammalian species, the normal “cellular” prion protein (PrPC) is transformed into amyloid aggregates representing the “scrapie form” of the protein (PrPSc). Continued research on this system is of keen interest, since...
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Numerous uncharacterized and highly divergent microbes which colonize humans are revealed by circulating cell-free DNA [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Blood circulates throughout the human body and contains molecules drawn from virtually every tissue, including the microbes and viruses which colonize the body. Through massive shotgun sequencing of circulating cell-free DNA from the blood, we identified hundreds of new bacteria and viruses which represent previously unidentified members of the human...
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Identification of NRAS isoform 2 overexpression as a mechanism facilitating BRAF inhibitor resistance in malignant melanoma [Cell Biology]Activating mutations in BRAF are found in 50% of melanomas and although treatment with BRAF inhibitors (BRAFi) is effective, resistance often develops. We now show that recently discovered NRAS isoform 2 is up-regulated in the setting of BRAF inhibitor resistance in melanoma, in both cell lines and patient tumor tissues....
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In situ nano- to microscopic imaging and growth mechanism of electrochemical dissolution (e.g., corrosion) of a confined metal surface [Chemistry]Reactivity in confinement is central to a wide range of applications and systems, yet it is notoriously difficult to probe reactions in confined spaces in real time. Using a modified electrochemical surface forces apparatus (EC-SFA) on confined metallic surfaces, we observe in situ nano- to microscale dissolution and pit formation...
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Late-stage magmatic outgassing from a volatile-depleted Moon [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]The abundance of volatile elements and compounds, such as zinc, potassium, chlorine, and water, provide key evidence for how Earth and the Moon formed and evolved. Currently, evidence exists for a Moon depleted in volatile elements, as well as reservoirs within the Moon with volatile abundances like Earth’s depleted upper...
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Targeted habitat restoration can reduce extinction rates in fragmented forests [Ecology]The Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania and the Atlantic Forest of Brazil are two of the most fragmented biodiversity hotspots. Species–area relationships predict that their habitat fragments will experience a substantial loss of species. Most of these extinctions will occur over an extended time, and therefore, reconnecting fragments could prevent...
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Caterpillars lack a resident gut microbiome [Ecology]Many animals are inhabited by microbial symbionts that influence their hosts’ development, physiology, ecological interactions, and evolutionary diversification. However, firm evidence for the existence and functional importance of resident microbiomes in larval Lepidoptera (caterpillars) is lacking, despite the fact that these insects are enormously diverse, major agricultural pests, and dominant
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Southern Annular Mode drives multicentury wildfire activity in southern South America [Environmental Sciences]The Southern Annular Mode (SAM) is the main driver of climate variability at mid to high latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere, affecting wildfire activity, which in turn pollutes the air and contributes to human health problems and mortality, and potentially provides strong feedback to the climate system through emissions and...
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Deep evolutionary conservation of autism-related genes [Evolution]E. O. Wilson proposed in Sociobiology that similarities between human and animal societies reflect common mechanistic and evolutionary roots. When introduced in 1975, this controversial hypothesis was beyond science’s ability to test. We used genomic analyses to determine whether superficial behavioral similarities in humans and the highly social honey bee...
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Sensitized mutagenesis screen in Factor V Leiden mice identifies thrombosis suppressor loci [Genetics]Factor V Leiden (F5L) is a common genetic risk factor for venous thromboembolism in humans. We conducted a sensitized N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea (ENU) mutagenesis screen for dominant thrombosuppressor genes based on perinatal lethal thrombosis in mice homozygous for F5L (F5L/L) and haploinsufficient for tissue factor pathway inhibitor (Tfpi+/−). F8 deficiency enhanced the...
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Stalled replication forks generate a distinct mutational signature in yeast [Genetics]Proliferating cells acquire genome alterations during the act of DNA replication. This leads to mutation accumulation and somatic cell mosaicism in multicellular organisms, and is also implicated as an underlying cause of aging and tumorigenesis. The molecular mechanisms of DNA replication-associated genome rearrangements are poorly understood, largely due to methodological...
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Protective major histocompatibility complex allele prevents type 1 diabetes by shaping the intestinal microbiota early in ontogeny [Immunology and Inflammation]Certain MHC-II or HLA-D alleles dominantly protect from particular autoimmune diseases. For example, expression of the MHC-II Eα:Eβ complex potently protects nonobese diabetic (NOD) mice, which normally lack this isotype, from spontaneous development of type 1 diabetes. However, the underlying mechanisms remain debated. We investigated MHC-II–mediated protection from type 1...
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Distinct PKC-mediated posttranscriptional events set cytokine production kinetics in CD8+ T cells [Immunology and Inflammation]Effective T cell responses against invading pathogens require the concerted production of three key cytokines: TNF-α, IFN-γ, and IL-2. The cytokines functionally synergize, but their production kinetics widely differ. How the differential timing of expression is regulated remains, however, poorly understood. We compared the relative contribution of transcription, mRNA stability,...
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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma super-enhancer-driven ETV6 correlates with prognosis [Medical Sciences]Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) most frequently occurs in southern China and southeast Asia. Epidemiology studies link NPC to genetic predisposition, Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) infection, and environmental factors. Genetic studies indicate that mutations in chromatin-modifying enzymes are the most frequent genetic alterations in NPC. Here, we used H3K27ac chromatin immune precipitation followed...
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Capturing LTA4 hydrolase in action: Insights to the chemistry and dynamics of chemotactic LTB4 synthesis [Medical Sciences]Human leukotriene (LT) A4 hydrolase/aminopeptidase (LTA4H) is a bifunctional enzyme that converts the highly unstable epoxide intermediate LTA4 into LTB4, a potent leukocyte activating agent, while the aminopeptidase activity cleaves and inactivates the chemotactic tripeptide Pro-Gly-Pro. Here, we describe high-resolution crystal structures of LTA4H complexed with LTA4, providing the structural...
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Local gene therapy durably restores vestibular function in a mouse model of Usher syndrome type 1G [Medical Sciences]Our understanding of the mechanisms underlying inherited forms of inner ear deficits has considerably improved during the past 20 y, but we are still far from curative treatments. We investigated gene replacement as a strategy for restoring inner ear functions in a mouse model of Usher syndrome type 1G, characterized...
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Inactivation of CREBBP expands the germinal center B cell compartment, down-regulates MHCII expression and promotes DLBCL growth [Medical Sciences]The genes encoding the histone acetyl-transferases (HATs) CREB binding protein (CREBBP) and EP300 are recurrently mutated in the activated B cell-like and germinal center (GC) B cell-like subtypes of diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Here, we introduced a patient mutation into a human DLBCL cell line using CRISPR and...
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Locally embedded presages of global network bursts [Neuroscience]Spontaneous, synchronous bursting of neural population is a widely observed phenomenon in nervous networks, which is considered important for functions and dysfunctions of the brain. However, how the global synchrony across a large number of neurons emerges from an initially nonbursting network state is not fully understood. In this study,...
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Hsp90 activator Aha1 drives production of pathological tau aggregates [Neuroscience]The microtubule-associated protein tau (MAPT, tau) forms neurotoxic aggregates that promote cognitive deficits in tauopathies, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The 90-kDa heat shock protein (Hsp90) chaperone system affects the accumulation of these toxic tau species, which can be modulated with Hsp90 inhibitors. However, many Hsp90...
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Dynamic connectivity modulates local activity in the core regions of the default-mode network [Neuroscience]Segregation and integration are distinctive features of large-scale brain activity. Although neuroimaging studies have been unraveling their neural correlates, how integration takes place over segregated modules remains elusive. Central to this problem is the mechanism by which a brain region adjusts its activity according to the influence it receives from...
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Mechanisms of synaptic depression at the hair cell ribbon synapse that support auditory nerve function [Neuroscience]Inner hair cells (IHCs) in the cochlea are the mammalian phono-receptors, transducing sound energy into graded changes in membrane potentials, the so called “receptor potentials.” Ribbon synapses between IHCs and auditory nerve neurons are responsible for converting receptor potentials into spike rates. The characteristics of auditory nerve responses to sound...
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Covalent inhibitors for eradication of drug-resistant HIV-1 reverse transcriptase: From design to protein crystallography [Pharmacology]Development of resistance remains a major challenge for drugs to treat HIV-1 infections, including those targeting the essential viral polymerase, HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (RT). Resistance associated with the Tyr181Cys mutation in HIV-1 RT has been a key roadblock in the discovery of nonnucleoside RT inhibitors (NNRTIs). It is the principal...
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Tracking the insulator-to-metal phase transition in VO2 with few-femtosecond extreme UV transient absorption spectroscopy [Physics]Coulomb correlations can manifest in exotic properties in solids, but how these properties can be accessed and ultimately manipulated in real time is not well understood. The insulator-to-metal phase transition in vanadium dioxide (VO2) is a canonical example of such correlations. Here, few-femtosecond extreme UV transient absorption spectroscopy (FXTAS) at...
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Hydrodynamic and entropic effects on colloidal diffusion in corrugated channels [Physics]In the absence of advection, confined diffusion characterizes transport in many natural and artificial devices, such as ionic channels, zeolites, and nanopores. While extensive theoretical and numerical studies on this subject have produced many important predictions, experimental verifications of the predictions are rare. Here, we experimentally measure colloidal diffusion times...
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Band gap formation and Anderson localization in disordered photonic materials with structural correlations [Physics]Disordered dielectric materials with structural correlations show unconventional optical behavior: They can be transparent to long-wavelength radiation, while at the same time have isotropic band gaps in another frequency range. This phenomenon raises fundamental questions concerning photon transport through disordered media. While optical transparency in these materials is robust against...
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Insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor regulates hypothermia during calorie restriction [Physiology]When food resources are scarce, endothermic animals can lower core body temperature (Tb). This phenomenon is believed to be part of an adaptive mechanism that may have evolved to conserve energy until more food becomes available. Here, we found in the mouse that the insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R)...
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The 4E-BP growth pathway regulates the effect of ambient temperature on Drosophila metabolism and lifespan [Physiology]Changes in body temperature can profoundly affect survival. The dramatic longevity-enhancing effect of cold has long been known in organisms ranging from invertebrates to mammals, yet the underlying mechanisms have only recently begun to be uncovered. In the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, this process is regulated by a thermosensitive membrane TRP...
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Asymmetries in behavioral and neural responses to spectral cues demonstrate the generality of auditory looming bias [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Studies of auditory looming bias have shown that sources increasing in intensity are more salient than sources decreasing in intensity. Researchers have argued that listeners are more sensitive to approaching sounds compared with receding sounds, reflecting an evolutionary pressure. However, these studies only manipulated overall sound intensity; therefore, it is...
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Exposure to rising inequality shapes Americans’ opportunity beliefs and policy support [Social Sciences]Economic inequality has been on the rise in the United States since the 1980s and by some measures stands at levels not seen since before the Great Depression. Although the strikingly high and rising level of economic inequality in the nation has alarmed scholars, pundits, and elected officials alike, research...
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Soil carbon debt of 12,000 years of human land use [Sustainability Science]Human appropriation of land for agriculture has greatly altered the terrestrial carbon balance, creating a large but uncertain carbon debt in soils. Estimating the size and spatial distribution of soil organic carbon (SOC) loss due to land use and land cover change has been difficult but is a critical step...
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US cities can manage national hydrology and biodiversity using local infrastructure policy [Sustainability Science]Cities are concentrations of sociopolitical power and prime architects of land transformation, while also serving as consumption hubs of “hard” water and energy infrastructures. These infrastructures extend well outside metropolitan boundaries and impact distal river ecosystems. We used a comprehensive model to quantify the roles of anthropogenic stressors on hydrologic...
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Emerging role of wetland methane emissions in driving 21st century climate change [Sustainability Science]Wetland methane (CH4) emissions are the largest natural source in the global CH4 budget, contributing to roughly one third of total natural and anthropogenic emissions. As the second most important anthropogenic greenhouse gas in the atmosphere after CO2, CH4 is strongly associated with climate feedbacks. However, due to the paucity...
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Individuals with greater science literacy and education have more polarized beliefs on controversial science topics [Sustainability Science]Although Americans generally hold science in high regard and respect its findings, for some contested issues, such as the existence of anthropogenic climate change, public opinion is polarized along religious and political lines. We ask whether individuals with more general education and greater science knowledge, measured in terms of science...
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Correction for Fan et al., Overexpression of a pH-sensitive nitrate transporter in rice increases crop yields [Correction]AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES Correction for “Overexpression of a pH-sensitive nitrate transporter in rice increases crop yields,” by Xiaorong Fan, Zhong Tang, Yawen Tan, Yong Zhang, Bingbing Luo, Meng Yang, Xingming Lian, Qirong Shen, Anthony John Miller, and Guohua Xu, which was first published June 6, 2016; 10.1073/pnas.1525184113 (Proc Natl Acad Sci...
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Correction for Kidger et al., Dual-specificity phosphatase 5 controls the localized inhibition, propagation, and transforming potential of ERK signaling [Correction]CELL BIOLOGY Correction for “Dual-specificity phosphatase 5 controls the localized inhibition, propagation, and transforming potential of ERK signaling,” by Andrew M. Kidger, Linda K. Rushworth, Julia Stellzig, Jane Davidson, Christopher J. Bryant, Cassidy Bayley, Edward Caddye, Tim Rogers, Stephen M. Keyse, and Christopher J. Caunt, which was first published January...
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In This Issue [This Week in PNAS]Cilia cement link between squid and bacteria Juvenile Hawaiian bobtail squid. Cilia found on internal mucus membranes in some animals’ bodies must not only clear toxins and pathogens but also recruit beneficial microbes through their mechanical action. Using particle tracking and video and scanning electron microscopy, Janna Nawroth et al....
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Profile of Margaret J. McFall-Ngai [Profiles]At the 152nd annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in 2015, newly elected NAS member Margaret McFall-Ngai told attendees, “I happen to be in the right place at the right time as microbiology takes center stage in biology.” The charismatic professor and director of the Pacific Biosciences...
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Designed metalloenediyne warheads damage DNA and outpace DNA polymerase [Chemistry]Normal cells eventually undergo a highly regulated process of programmed cell death, or apoptosis, while abnormalities in this process may lead to uncontrolled cell proliferation and cancer. Cancer cells differ from normal cells with respect to their resistance to signals that control both cell growth and apoptosis. Furthermore, they divide...
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Putting the network in network interventions [Social Sciences]The article by Chami et al. (1) in PNAS provides another example of the potential effectiveness of using network theory and data to implement health-promoting interventions. There are many such examples across the health and medical literatures addressing a variety of health behaviors. While the study by Chami et al....
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Shared sociogenetic basis of honey bee behavior and human risk for autism [Evolution]We humans are great apes, but share a surprisingly extensive suite of traits with social insects as well as with primates (1). These overlapping human–insectan phenotypes, which include divisions of labor, alloparental care, extensive food sharing, group–colony structures, collective decision making, and complex social cooperation, have indeed been considered responsible...
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News Feature: Singing in the brain [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Songbirds are helping scientists decipher the foundations of human speech. But new work on bats may provide missing pieces of the puzzle. Several times a week, neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, shuttle a furry brown bat named Cooper down the hall to visit a computer that offers sips...
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In A Case That Is 'Almost Impossible,' Girl Dies Of Malaria In Italy "It's a mystery," said one health official. Italy was declared malaria-free in 1970. Officials will try to determine how and where the 4-year-old was infected. (Image credit: Sinclair Stammers/Getty Images/Science Photo Library RM)
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Aerial drones deliver sweet spot for HAB research at VIMSHarmful algal blooms or HABs are notoriously difficult to sample. They can appear abruptly when growing conditions are right, and disappear just as quickly when conditions deteriorate. They also shift with tides and currents, or even the wake of a passing vessel.
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Suomi NPP satellite spots Lidia dissipatingNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of Lidia as it degenerated into a remnant low pressure area on Sept. 2.
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Unplanned Fox News viewing influences likelihood of voting for Republican presidential candidatesChannel surfing voters who stumble across Fox News first in their cable news channel lineup are more likely to vote for a Republican presidential candidate, according to a new study in the American Economic Review. Watching CNN or MSNBC, however, did not have a similar effect.
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The Privacy Battle Over the World's Largest Biometric Database In 2009, with little attention from abroad, the government of India launched a new identification program that has gone on to become the largest biometric database in the world. The program, known as Aadhaar, has collected the names, addresses, phone numbers—and perhaps more significantly, fingerprints, photographs, and iris scans—of more than 1 billion people. In the process, Aadhaar has taken o
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NASA sees Irma strengthen to a category 5 hurricaneNASA and NOAA satellites have been providing valuable satellite imagery to forecasters at the National Hurricane Center, and revealed that Hurricane Irma has strengthened to a Category 5 hurricane on Sept. 5 around 8 a.m. EDT (1200 UTC).
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NASA sees development of Tropical Storm JoseAs Tropical Storm Jose was forming in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean, NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed its cloud top temperatures.
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Researchers develop new technology that could speed up commercialization of fuel cell vehiclesA team of engineers at the University of Delaware has developed a technology that could make fuel cells cheaper and more durable, a breakthrough that could speed up the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles.
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NASA sees development of Tropical Depression 19WNASA's Aqua satellite looked at cloud top temperatures in Tropical Depression 19W as it developed just north of northern coast of Luzon, Philippines. Satellite imagery showed that the depression was already battling wind shear.
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More durable, less expensive fuel cellsA team of engineers at UD has developed a technology that could make fuel cells cheaper and more durable. Hydrogen-powered fuel cells are a green alternative to internal combustion engines because they produce power through electrochemical reactions, leaving no pollution behind. Platinum is the most common catalyst in the type of fuel cells used in vehicles, but it's expensive. The UD team used a
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Study suggests simple way to predict preterm birthsMIT research offers a new approach to evaluating the risk of preterm birth by analyzing the properties of cervical mucus. The researchers found that cervical mucus from women who delivered their babies early, before 37 weeks, was very different from that of women who delivered later.
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Could switchgrass help China's air quality?Researchers from the United States and China have proposed an idea that could improve China's air quality, but they're not atmospheric scientists. They're agronomists.
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NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite spots Lidia dissipatingNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of Lidia as it degenerated into a remnant low pressure area on Sept. 2.
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Midwestern University researchers discover previously unknown cause of nTOSNeurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (nTOS) is a common neurologic syndrome resulting in pain, numbness, and/or weakness in the arm, forearm, and hand. This condition affects 0.3-8.0 percent of the US population, and is generally caused by impingement of nerves traveling from the brachial plexus in the neck, through a region referred to as the thoracic outlet. Researchers from Midwestern University
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NASA sees development of Tropical Storm JoseAs Tropical Storm Jose was forming in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean, NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed its cloud top temperatures.
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Nanoparticles limit damage in spinal cord injuryAfter a spinal cord injury, significant secondary nerve damage is caused by inflammation and internal scarring that inhibits the ability of the nervous system to repair itself. A biodegradable nanoparticle injected after a spinal cord trauma prevented the inflammation and internal scarring that inhibits the repair process, reports a new study. Mice with a spinal cord injury receiving the nanoparti
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NASA sees Irma strengthen to a category 5 hurricaneNASA and NOAA satellites have been providing valuable satellite imagery to forecasters at the National Hurricane Center, and revealed that Hurricane Irma has strengthened to a Category 5 hurricane on Sept. 5 around 8 a.m. EDT (1200 UTC).
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Unplanned Fox News viewing influences likelihood of voting for Republican presidential candidatesChannel surfing voters who stumble across Fox News first in their cable news channel lineup are more likely to vote for a Republican presidential candidate, according to a new study from researchers at Emory University and Stanford University in the American Economic Review. Watching CNN or MSNBC, however, did not have a similar effect.
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Mystery solved: How thyroid hormone prods red blood cell productionFor more than a century, the link between thyroid hormone and red blood cell production has remained elusive. Now Whitehead Institute researchers have teased about the mechanism that connects the two, which could help scientists identify new therapies for specific types of anemia.
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Invasive plants change ecosystems from the bottom upResearch has shown that even when two different Phragmite lineages are grow side-by-side in the same ecosystem, the bacterial communities in the soil differ dramatically. It's a discovery that will aid in understanding how plant invasions get started and the conditions necessary for their success.
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Eating meat linked to higher risk of diabetesA new Duke-NUS Medical School study has found that higher intake of red meat and poultry is associated with significantly increased risk of developing diabetes, which is partially attributed to their higher content of heme iron in these meats.
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Oregon's marijuana legalization prompted big drop in sales in Washington's border countiesThree days after recreational marijuana sales became legal in Oregon, sales across the border in Washington, where retail availability already existed, dropped by 41 percent, say University of Oregon economists. Their study also suggests that illegal cross-border movement, or diversion, of legally produced marijuana sold at retail outlets across state borders is a real concern but not occurring at
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NASA sees development of Tropical Depression 19WNASA's Aqua satellite looked at cloud top temperatures in Tropical Depression 19W as it developed just north of northern coast of Luzon, Philippines. Satellite imagery showed that the depression was already battling wind shear.
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Opioid abuse can be treated successfully in primary care settings, study findsWhile many medical strategies have been shown helpful in treating opioid and alcohol abuse, the approaches are often most available in specialized treatment centers that are costly and limited in number. A new study finds that combining substance abuse treatment with regular medical care can successfully treat people with opioid or alcohol addiction, providing an option that might expand access to
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Could switchgrass help China's air quality?Researchers from the United States and China have proposed an idea that could improve China's air quality, but they're not atmospheric scientists. They're agronomists.
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Oregon's marijuana legalization prompted big drop in sales in Washington's border countiesThree days after recreational marijuana sales became legal in Oregon, sales across the border in Washington, where retail availability already existed, dropped by 41 percent, reports a team of University of Oregon economists.
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Cuckoos Are Even Bigger Assholes Than We Realized The common cuckoo. (Image: Wikimedia) In one of the more notorious dick-moves of the animal kingdom, parasitic cuckoo birds lay their eggs in the nests of other birds, forcing them to raise the cuckoo chicks as if they were their own. New research shows that female cuckoos conduct this bait-and-switch while scaring the crap out of their unsuspecting hosts—which they do by mimicking the call of a
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2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake: Results from seismic reflection dataA striking finding of the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake (Mw 9.0) is that more than 50 meters of coseismic fault slip reached the trench axis. In addition to this, seismological studies found a clear depth-dependent variation in the source location between high- and low-frequency seismic energy radiation. However, structural features that may control the slip behavior in the rupture zone have not been
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Video: How rubber makes sports possibleSports balls of all varieties owe their resilience and reliability to an unusual polymer—one whose derivatives and spinoffs are everywhere you look, from cars to shoes to rocket fuel.
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Discovery of boron on Mars adds to evidence for habitabilityThe discovery of boron on Mars gives scientists more clues about whether life could have ever existed on the planet, according to a paper published today in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
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Prosecutor Claims Social Media Surveillance of Black Lives Matter Members Wasn't Surveillance Youtube / Worldstar Rockland Six local Black Lives Matter members in Clarkstown, New York have filed a federal suit against the town, its chief of police, police sergeant, and its Special Investigations Unit, accusing them of racial profiling and illegal surveillance that violated their first and 14th amendment rights. In a response to a local news outlet , Rockland County District Attorney Thoma
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A Year on Ice T here aren’t many unexplored places left on the planet, and most of those that remain are far beneath its surface. No one knows where the world’s deepest cave is, and vast expanses of the ocean floor remain unmapped. But if you want to explore the top of the world, one of the only places to go is, well, the top of the world. Few people have visited the central Arctic Ocean; even fewer have obser
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Warmer world may bring more local, less global, temperature variabilityMany tropical or subtropical regions could see sharp increases in natural temperature variability as Earth's climate warms over coming decades, a new Duke University-led study suggests.
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Emerson vs Thoreau: Transcendentalist Battle Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau were two famous Transcendentalists in the mid-1800’s. They hung around the New England area – where Eyewire HQ is located! Emerson is sometimes considered the “father” of transcendentalism, and Thoreau was a student of his. Emerson was a prolific essayist, with his most famous essay titled “Self-Reliance.” In this essay Emerson concludes that individual
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The 13 Scariest Evil Movie Clowns (So Far) Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise in It. Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema Between American Horror Story: Cult (premiering tonight) and the new It (out Friday), there seems to be an epidemic of scary clowns going on in pop culture right now. Hell, there’s even a movie called Clowntergeist heading to VOD later this month. Truly, there’s no better time to rank the scariest, most
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Budget Battle Looms for U.S. Science ProgramsCompeting spending priorities in the House and Senate could push funding negotiations into December -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Dropping an Anvil on a Fridge From 150 Feet Is Cartoon Violence Made Real GIF GIF: YouTube Thanks to the never-ending battle between Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner, the thought of someone dropping an anvil on your head seems like a minor inconvenience at worst. But as YouTube’s How Ridiculous demonstrates with a refrigerator, cartoon violence has misled us once again. After being dropped from a 150-foot-tall tower, the anvil plows though the fridge like it’s made of
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What If Your Future Car Was Hooked Up to Your Brain? What if your car was an extension of yourself? Neuroscience, art, and engineering combine to give us a glimpse of that future. Read More
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Shock lobster: ghostly, translucent crustacean caught off Maine coast Fisherman Alex Todd had to release the lobster as it had a notched tail, indicating it was a female potentially carrying eggs, but it was caught again In a lobster-fishing career spanning more than 40 years, Maine resident Alex Todd thought he had seen it all. Then, last month, he hauled in a white, almost translucent crustacean which he called “by far the weirdest one I’ve caught”. Related: Cons
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Why Trump Should Welcome DreamersBrought to the US as children, these immigrants—and hundreds of thousands like them—are what make America great.
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Trilobites: Why Onions Make You CryScientists offer a comprehensive look at the chemical warfare that makes us cry when we cut into an onion.
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Rejection, volunteering and morality: The latest in social and personality psychologyFrom rejection to volunteering and innocence, the following research recently published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
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How rubber makes sports possible (video)Sports balls of all varieties owe their resilience and reliability to an unusual polymer -- one whose derivatives and spinoffs are everywhere you look, from cars to shoes to rocket fuel. Learn about rubber, the all-star's best friend, in this new video from Reactions: https://youtu.be/n2zOdsxC_eo
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2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake: Results from seismic reflection dataA striking finding of the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake (Mw 9.0) is that more than 50 meters of coseismic fault slip reached the trench axis. In addition to this, seismological studies found a clear depth-dependent variation in the source location between high- and low-frequency seismic energy radiation. However, structural features that may control the slip behavior in the rupture zone have not been
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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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New, ultra-rare gene mutations implicated in eating disordersA combination of whole exome sequencing, machine learning, and network analysis, has identified new, ultra-rare gene mutations within specific biological pathways that may contribute to eating disorders, according to a study by researchers at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and the Eating Recovery Center in Dallas, Texas.
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Biologists show that fruit fly larvae can make decisions about feeding that balance risk against benefitWe humans aren't the only creatures drawn by the smell of a good meal. Fruit fly larvae, it turns out, are equally susceptible to food scents, although the odors that attract them may not appeal to us.
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David Lynch Found the Perfect Ending for Twin Peaks This story contains spoilers through the end of Twin Peaks: The Return . Never let it be said that David Lynch leaves his audiences unsatisfied. Presented with the challenge of finding a suitable conclusion to his dazzling, incomparable 18-hour odyssey Twin Peaks: The Return , the director gave viewers the best of both worlds. The first hour of Sunday’s two-episode finale was as clean an ending a
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I Ate Wasps and Scorpions at New York's First Bug Eating Festival Image: Ryan F. Mandelbaum A single seared shrimp sat atop a scoop of mashed avocado with a healthy pile of salty black specks overflowing onto the plate beside it. If I didn’t already know what I had gotten myself into, I would have been certain the topping was caviar—each spot popped just like a sturgeon egg might have. But rather than fishiness came an alien citrus flavor unlike any meat I’d ev
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Helping in the fight against illegal gold mining in ColombiaA University of Portsmouth disaster specialist is helping with the fight in Colombia against illegal gold mining and its impacts, from deforestation and toxic pollution, to socio-economic pressures on nearby communities.
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'Extreme' telescopes find the second-fastest-spinning pulsarBy following up on mysterious high-energy sources mapped out by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, the Netherlands-based Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) radio telescope has identified a pulsar spinning at more than 42,000 revolutions per minute, making it the second-fastest known.
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Adding commercial soy in developing countries brings unique challengesGrowing commercial soybean in developing countries comes with a set of unique challenges. Pests and weeds are more difficult to control than on farms in the United States, and using chemical inputs is often unfamiliar to farmers. University of Illinois agricultural economist Peter Goldsmith says when they decide to grow commercial crops like soybean, it will likely raise their profits and ability
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Knack II review: A slightly better class of boring Enlarge / Watch out, it's that one guy made up of a lot of little pieces. I can't decide if Knack should speak more or just shut up altogether. Sony's size-changing would-be mascot has just enough personality that I find it strange when he doesn't respond to dialogue outside of cut scenes. He blurts out the occasional vapid one-liner—like "Oh yeah" or "Ice is nice" when picking up a frost power-u
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The secret about human evolution found in spit Genetic detectives discover surprising findings about our evolution by studying saliva What does a protein in our spit called MUC7 that all of us have – but most of us have never heard of – have to do with human history? A surprising amount, as a recent paper by Xu et al. has discovered. Despite being a rather obscure protein to most of us, MUC7 is actually quite important – it helps get rid of b
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Donald Trump and the Psychology of Doom and GloomFactor Z: a new way to understand why voters choose extreme candidates -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Super Secret US Air Force Spaceplane Is Going Back Into Orbit This Week The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-5) is being staged at Kennedy Space Center in preparation for its upcoming launch on September 7, 2017 in this September 5th handout photo (Boeing) The US Air Force’s secretive X-37B spaceplane returned to Earth back in May after a mysterious two years in orbit . Nobody knows what it was doing up there, since the mission is highly classified, but it’s heading b
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Solubility study could impact energy, biology, environmentRice University chemical engineers have used the most realistic computer model yet devised to simulate the precise atomic and molecular interactions that come into play when water mixes with alkanes, a family of hydrocarbons that includes methane, propane and other products refined from petroleum and natural gas, such as paraffin.
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Foundations: A remedy, with shortcomings, to the journalism crisisNonprofit journalism organizations have made notable civic contributions, but fall short of offering a strong critical alternative to the market failure and professional shortcomings of commercial journalism, finds a new study from NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
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Studies call for expansion and digitization of Arctic museum collectionsAs sea ice continues to disappear, scientists are rushing to gather data on Arctic taxa. How should the collected plant and animal specimens be stored? As Indigenous communities age, traditional knowledge and cultural history is at risk of being lost. Can we use multimedia to preserve these impermanent records? Published this month in the open access journal Arctic Science, a special volume of stu
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Bacteria Use Brainlike Bursts of Electricity to Communicate Bacteria have an unfortunate — and inaccurate — public image as isolated cells twiddling about on microscope slides. The more that scientists learn about bacteria, however, the more they see that this hermitlike reputation is deeply misleading, like trying to understand human behavior without referring to cities, laws or speech. “People were treating bacteria as … solitary organisms that live by
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Hurricanes, Typhoons and Cyclones: Storms of Many NamesCalled different names in different parts of the world, these storms are powerful and deadly.
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Glowing cancer tool illuminates benign, but dangerous, brain tumors during pituitary surgeryAn experimental imaging tool that uses a targeted fluorescent dye successfully lit up the benign brain tumors of patients during removal surgery, allowing surgeons to identify tumor tissue, a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania shows.
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'Extreme' telescopes find the second-fastest-spinning pulsarBy following up on mysterious high-energy sources mapped by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, a Netherlands-based radio telescope has discovered a new pulsar, the second fastest-spinning known.
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Dig, dive, surviveWe humans aren't the only creatures drawn by the smell of a good meal. Fruit fly larvae, it turns out, are equally susceptible to food scents, although the odors that attract them may not appeal to us.
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FDG-PET/CT predicts melanoma patients' response to immune checkpoint inhibitor therapyResearch highlighted in the featured article of the September issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine demonstrates that combined PET/CT scanning early in treatment of advanced melanoma could identify whether the therapy will benefit a particular patient. As the therapy has potentially serious side-effects, early determination of ineffectiveness could avert unnecessary risk exposure and provide th
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Warmer world may bring more local, less global, temperature variabilityMany tropical or subtropical regions could see increases in naturally occurring temperature variability as Earth warms over coming decades, a Duke-led study suggests. These local changes could occur even though Earth's global mean surface temperature variability will likely decrease because of less solar reflection from icecaps at high latitudes.
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Protein shown to be predictor of kidney damage in childrenHigh levels of a protein known as suPAR, which has been shown to be a marker and likely cause of kidney damage, is as reliably predictive in children as in adults, according to results of a study published online today in JAMA Pediatrics, a clinical publication of the American Medical Association.
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Discovery of boron on Mars adds to evidence for habitabilityThe discovery of boron on Mars gives scientists more clues about whether life could have ever existed on the planet, according to a paper published today in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
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Building a morphogen gradient by simple diffusion in a growing plant leafThe team of Associate Professor Kensuke Kawade at OIB/NIBB showed that a transcriptional co-activator ANGUSTIFOLIA3 (AN3) forms a signaling gradient along the leaf proximal-to-distal axis to determine cell-proliferation domain.
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Mice on ketogenic diets live longer and healthier in old ageTwo independent mouse studies provide evidence that a ketogenic diet improves memory in older animals, as well as the chances that an animal lives to old age. The findings, published September 5 in the journal Cell Metabolism, raise hopes that ketogenic diets can improve both longevity and health span, or the time someone lives in good health, but further testing in humans is needed.
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Boosting a lipid fuel makes mice less sensitive to the coldHumans, like other animals, become more sensitive to cold with age. Now, scientists from University of Utah Health report that delivering a single dose of a nutritional supplement called L-carnitine to older mice restores a youthful ability to adapt to the cold. After treatment, they tolerate chilly conditions that would ordinarily trigger hypothermia. As reported online in Cell Metabolism, the su
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Eat fat, live longer?As more people live into their 80s and 90s, researchers have delved into the issues of health and quality of life during aging. A recent mouse study at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine sheds light on those questions by demonstrating that a high fat, or ketogenic, diet not only increases longevity, but improves physical strength.
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Ketogenic diet improves healthspan and memory in aging miceA ketogenic diet significantly improved memory in aging mice and increased their chances of surviving to old age. Eating a ketogenic diet promotes the production of the ketone body beta-hydroxybutyrate acid (BHB). While small studies in humans suggest that BHB could improve memory, this is the first study in aging mammals which details its positive effects. Researchers think the benefits of BHB co
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New insights into bacterial toxinsA toxin produced by a bacterium that causes urinary tract infections is related to, yet different in key ways from, the toxin that causes whooping cough, according to new research. The findings, which will be published in the Sept. 8 issue of The Journal of Biological Chemistry, could aid in the development of new vaccines.
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Russian ecologists say Nord Stream 2 damages precious refugeRussian environmentalists on Tuesday said the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline that will funnel Russian gas to Europe threatens a coastal Baltic refuge that is home to rare animals and birds.
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Lenovo to pay $3.5M in settlement over preloaded softwareA technology company will pay $3.5 million and change how it sells laptop computers as part of a settlement reached with federal officials and 32 states, including New Jersey.
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How to install Android Oreo on your phone right now DIY Jump to the front of the line. Tired of waiting for the newest, shiniest version of Android? It only has limited availability, so you might as well install Oreo on your Android phone yourself.
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Want to save the bees? Here's what you should know. Animals Plus some bee-utiful photography. A new study suggests that lots of people care about bee health, but most don't know anything about the insects themselves.
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These Mice Stopped Eating Carbs So You (Maybe) Don't Have ToNew evidence shows that ketogenic diets protect the brain as mice age. And one day you might be able to buy a pill that does the same thing, without having to kiss carbs goodbye.
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Could a drug that mimics a zero-carb diet help us live longer, healthier lives? Researchers hope to develop a medication that mimics a diet stripped of carbohydrate, after two studies showed clear benefits in mice A drug that mimics a zero-carbohydrate diet could help people live longer, healthier lives and have better memories in old age, US researchers claim. Scientists hope to develop a medication after two independent studies showed that mice fed on a diet stripped of al
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Video: USS Ford’s “digital” catapult, (not quite) ready for duty (video link) The USS Gerald R. Ford , the US Navy's newest carrier, has been a source of some controversy—largely because of its next-generation aircraft catapult, the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS). In this first installment of Sitrep , we explain why the system has caused the Navy headaches, and why those headaches haven’t completely run their course. Sitrep will be a regularly
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Hurricane Preparation: What to DoHow to prepare for a hurricane, from supplies to emergency evacuation plans.
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Adding commercial soy in developing countries brings unique challengesGrowing commercial soybean in developing countries comes with a set of unique challenges. Pests and weeds are more difficult to control than on farms in the United States, and using chemical inputs is often unfamiliar to farmers. University of Illinois agricultural economist Peter Goldsmith says when they decide to grow commercial crops like soybean, it will likely raise their profits and ability
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Aspirin-like pain reliever diflunisal blocks hearing proteinA Rice University study has found that the aspirin-like drug diflunisal blocks the action of prestin, a key protein that is required for hearing.
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Surgeons create 'vacuum' procedure to remove infected pacemakerElectrophysiologists get creative in removing infected pacemaker wires of a patient unable to have open heart surgery. He would have died if they didn't use a 'vacuum' typically used to remove foreign objects.
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Foundations: A remedy, with shortcomings, to the journalism crisisNonprofit journalism organizations have made notable civic contributions, but fall short of offering a strong critical alternative to the market failure and professional shortcomings of commercial journalism, finds a new study from NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
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Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2017ORNL story tips: 3-D printing process repairs and strengthens Cummins engine without recasting parts. Unoccupied research house serves as test bed for connected neighborhood project. Atomic force microscopy shows adding chloride to photovoltaic materials enhances ionic conduction. Researchers design innovative home energy router prototype. ORNL hosts molten salt reactor workshop.
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New insights into bacterial toxinsA toxin produced by a bacterium that causes urinary tract infections is related to, yet different in key ways from, the toxin that causes whooping cough, according to new research.
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Yemen's Cholera Epidemic Hits 600,000, Confounding ExpectationsThe United Nations says civil war is driving the explosive outbreak -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Letting School Kids Sleep In Could Add Billions to the U.S. Economy It could add $83 billion to the U.S. economy in 10 years—and that's a very conservative estimate. Read More
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29 New Albums to Listen to This Fall The release schedule for the next few months of music is chockablock with new voices, classic names, and bands in the process of transitioning from the first category to the second. I’ve collected some of the more interesting-looking albums below. Note that this list only includes music for which a release date has been announced—a significant limitation in the era of the surprise album drop. Tor
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International Neuroethics Society Interviews: A Science that Opens Your Mind As we look forward to the 2017 International Neuroethics Society (INS) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, November 9-10, we’ll be bringing you a sneak peek of what to expect through a series of interviews with some of the meetings’ speakers. Registration for the meeting is now open, and an early bird discount is in effect until September 30. First published in the INS Newsletter: Rémi Quirion, the
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Today's Best Deals: Computer Storage, Instant Pot, Nordstrom Sale, and More Computer storage from Amazon, Nordstrom’s Summer Sale , the best deal on the Instant Pot we’ve seen in a while, and more lead today’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. TOP TECH DEALS Storage and Networking Gold Box Whether you need more places to store your files, or your home network isn’t keeping up with your streaming habits, Amazon’s got you cover
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Studies call for expansion and digitization of Arctic museum collectionsNew volume of studies highlights how Arctic collections are biodiversity and cultural repositories that help monitor rapidly changing ecosystems, preserve cultural heritage, and enhance public engagement in science and culture.
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Childhood socioeconomic status associated with arterial stiffness in adulthoodThe multicenter trial coordinated by the Research Centre of Applied and Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Turku, Finland, shows that lower socioeconomic status in childhood is associated with arterial stiffness in adulthood.
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Side effects of antidepressants used for chronic pain reliefThe study, recently published in Frontiers in Neurology, collected all reported adverse effects for these drugs in the clinical literature from the past two decades. The researchers found that almost all antidepressants presented significant side effects. Clinical data also showed that some might better tolerate certain side effects than others, and therefore. These results may help physicians imp
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Scientists find new evidence about how to prevent worsening pneumoniaSodium channels in the cells that line the tiny capillaries in our lungs play an important role in keeping those capillaries from leaking and potentially worsening conditions like pneumonia, scientists report.
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Spotting risky behavior crucial in cutting road accidentsA study published by a lecturer at the UPV/EHU's Faculty of Education -- Bilbao concludes that aggressive thoughts at the wheel lead to aggressive behavior, which in turn unleashes risky behavior associated with accident-related events. The study also shows that younger drivers experience more anger and express themselves more aggressively. By contrast, the differences between sexes are practicall
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A revolution in lithium-ion batteries is becoming more realisticThe modern world relies on portable electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, cameras or camcorders. Many of these devices are powered by lithium-ion batteries, which could be smaller, lighter, safer and more efficient if the liquid electrolytes they contain were replaced by solids. A promising candidate for a solid-state electrolyte is a new class of materials based on lithium com
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Rice U. solubility study could impact energy, biology, environmentRice University chemical engineers have used the most realistic computer model yet devised to simulate the precise atomic and molecular interactions that come into play when water mixes with alkanes, a family of hydrocarbons that includes methane, propane and other refined products.
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Rare footage of a new clearwing moth species from Malaysia reveals its behaviorUnique footage of a shiny blue, elusive new species of clearwing moth has been recorded in a primeval rainforest in Peninsular Malaysia. Entomologist Marta Skowron Volponi from the University of Gdansk, Poland and nature filmmaker Paolo Volponi, associated with ClearWing Foundation for Biodiversity, teamed up to study and film this remarkable wasp-imitating moth and reveal its unknown behavior. Th
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'Waves' of neural activity give new clues about Alzheimer'sWhile unconscious during deep sleep, millions of neurons' activity travels across the cerebral cortex. This phenomenon, known as slow waves, is related to the consolidation of memory. The European project called SloW Dyn, led by Spanish scientists, has now revealed anomalies in this activity in mice displaying a decline similar to Alzheimer's.
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The Feds Promised to Protect Dreamer Data. Now What?Dreamers, or undocumented immigrants who came to the US as kids, fear that the data they gave to the government for protection could put them at risk.
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Uranus' Moons Are Unluckier Than We Thought Image: ESA/Hubble & NASA, L. Lamy / Observatoire de Paris Uranus can’t seem to catch a break these days. Besides spinning on its side like the drunkard of the solar system and being the butt of everyone’s jokes, new research suggests several of its tiny moons will collide in a million years. According to research submitted recently to ArXiv by a team of astronomers, one of Uranus’s moons—Cres
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Hurricane Season 2017 GuideHere's a guide to the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, including predictions, naming conventions and how to prepare for a storm.
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Rare footage of a new clearwing moth species from Malaysia reveals its behaviorUnique footage of a new species of clearwing moth has been recorded in a primeval rainforest in Peninsular Malaysia revealing the behaviour of this elusive insect.
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Man-made reefs: A compelling diving alternativeArtificial, man-made reefs can be more attractive to divers than nearby natural coral formations and can help mitigate potential reef damage, according to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers.
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Global 'community' rallies for the ReefWho cares about the Great Barrier Reef? Many people, and according to a paper published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, some of the most passionately connected individuals can come from far away places, across the globe.
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Flere hospitaler i Hovedstaden skal gøres fri af snærende båndBudgetaftale i Regions Hovedstaden betyder, at flere hospitalsafdelinger kan slippe for takststyring.
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Trump Ends Obama-Era Protection for Undocumented Immigrants Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children from deportation, with a six-month delay. “I am here today to announce that the program known as DACA that was effectuated under the Obama Administration is being rescin
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Hvad er forskellen på brintbomber og atombomber?Brintbomber er mange gange kraftigere end atombomber, men det er ikke kun sprængkraften, der gør dem forskellige.
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Samsung Note 8 gives its stylus some style—for a priceA stylus might seem, well, out of style in the tap-and-type world of smartphones. Yet it's what sets Samsung's Note phones apart from the competition.
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Team assembles genome of threatened northern spotted owlA charismatic owl iconic to Pacific Coast forests is no longer ruling the roost, and scientists now have another tool for understanding its decline. Researchers have assembled the California Academy of Sciences' first-ever animal genome after sequencing the DNA of the northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina). In collaboration with the University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley), Unive
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New study shows cannibalistic fish refrain from eating their own embryosEven though it is known to be a cannibal, the mangrove rivulus or killifish of the Americas will never eat one of its own embryos, even if it is hungry. This slender amphibious fish can recognize its own kin, even if these are still in the embryonic stage. This is according to a study by Michael Wells and Patricia Wright of the University of Guelph in Canada, in Springer's journal Behavioral Ecolo
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'Something wicked (smelling)' this way comes—the science of fabrics and odorsResearchers from New Zealand's University of Otago have used advanced technology to find out why three common fibre types differ in how they take in and release body odor.
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Adventitious root formation on cycads saves trees, but informs new conservation dilemmasConservationists are often hindered by lack of knowledge to support decisions for conserving endangered plants. Applied research projects are often conducted in what scientists call an adaptive management approach. A recent adaptive management study from the University of Guam has revealed that large stem cuttings of the Endangered Cycas micronesica tree may be nurtured to produce adventitious roo
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Man-made reefs: A compelling diving alternative -- Ben-Gurion U. studyThe researchers examined diving habits and behavior around Eilat's natural and artificial reefs. According to study, the average diver density at the artificial reef was higher than at the two nearby natural knolls, and the Tamar reef effectively diverts divers from natural knolls. Secondly, the study found that regarding attitudes toward natural versus artificial reefs, divers consider the artifi
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How to implement Advance Care Planning for patientsInternational recommendations for patient care in the last days of life have been drawn up by researchers.Emeritus Professor Sheila Payne from the International Observatory on End of Life Care at Lancaster University helped conduct the study commissioned by the European Association for Palliative Care and published in The Lancet Oncology.
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The sniff test of self-recognition confirmed: Dogs have self-awarenessA new research carried out by the Department of Psychology of the Barnard College in the USA, in publication on the journal Behavioural Processes, used a sniff-test to evaluate the ability of dogs to recognize themselves. The experiment confirms the hypothesis of dogs' self-cognition proposed last year by Professor Roberto Cazzolla Gatti of the Biological Institute of the Tomsk State University, R
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Preventing exercise-induced bronchospasmItalian researchers have explored previous research for the best methods to identify, prevent and treat exercise-induced bronchospasm (EIB) in children with and without asthma. In EIB, the airways become constricted during and after exercise, and effective treatment could allow children to fully enjoy the benefits of exercise.
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Study shows transgender students are at significant risk for suicidal thoughtsNearly 35 percent of transgender youth in California reported suicidal thoughts in the past year, almost double that of non-transgender youth, reports a study published in the September 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
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How receptors for medicines work inside cellsG protein-coupled receptors are the key target of a large number of drugs. Würzburg scientists have now been able to show more precisely how these receptors act in the cell interior.
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Global 'community' rallies for the ReefWho cares about the Great Barrier Reef? Many people, and according to a paper published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, some of the most passionately connected individuals can come from far away places, across the globe.
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Older wombs linked to complications in pregnant miceDeciding to start a family later in life could be about more than just the age of your eggs. The risks of complications during pregnancy all increase with age. A new study our today is one of the first to look at the effects of age on womb health. The results, which studied pregnant mice of different ages, showed that ageing of the womb itself can contribute to an increased risk of complications.
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Change in medical exemptions from immunization after elimination of personal belief exemptions in CaliforniaAn increase in California in medical exemptions from immunization after elimination of personal belief exemptions suggests that some vaccine-hesitant parents may have located physicians willing to exercise the broader discretion provided by California Senate bill 277 for granting medical exemptions, according to a study published by JAMA.
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Recommendations vary for vision screening in young childrenThe US Preventive Services Task Force recommends vision screening at least once in all children 3 to 5 years of age to detect amblyopia (also known as 'lazy eye') or its risk factors (a B recommendation); and concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of vision screening in children younger than 3 years (an I statement). The report appears in th
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Outreach interventions improve colorectal cancer screeningOutreach and notification to patients and physicians improved colorectal cancer (CRC) screening among patients who were not up-to-date or nonadherent with CRC screening, according to two studies published by JAMA.
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Safety, feasibility of PrEP for adolescent men who have sex with menHuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV) preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was safe and well-tolerated in a study of adolescent men who have sex with men, although adherence to the daily medication waned and some HIV infections occurred among those with poor adherence, according to an article published by JAMA Pediatrics.
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Trump Finally Nominates a New Leader for NASAJames Bridenstine, a member of Congress, has long pushed for the U.S. to return to the moon -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bitcoin falls as China bans initial coin offerings The Chinese government has banned initial coin offerings, a new fundraising phenomenon that has taken the Internet by storm. In a Monday ruling , the People's Bank of China ruled that these unregulated sales violated Chinese law and must stop immediately. Over the last year, ICOs have become a big business. Investors in these sales buy new blockchain-based assets—similar to Bitcoins but designed
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Shockwaves amplify super-bright star explosions Astronomers now have proof for a theory that explains why super-luminous novae and some other astronomical explosions are brighter and more powerful than science can explain: powerful shockwaves amplify the explosions beyond any traditional scale for nuclear explosions. In a typical year, there are around 50 novae, nuclear explosions on the surface of white dwarf stars, in our galaxy. “Astronomer
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Do Conversations About Race Belong in the Classroom? In 1997, Beverly Daniel Tatum, one of the country’s foremost authorities on the psychology of racism, answered a recurring question that surfaced in her work with teachers, administrators, and parent groups: Why are all the black kids sitting together in the cafeteria? The result was a critically acclaimed book of the same name that gave readers—numbering in the hundreds of thousands—a starting p
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Only Mueller's Team Knows What It's Actually Doing Washington sometimes comes to resemble the sitting president. Like Donald Trump, the political and media establishments of the moment have come to expect—nay, demand—instant gratification. Trump’s chaotic style have produced an unintentional experiment in unprecedented White House transparency, in which a senior aide can barely sneeze without seven colleagues telling The Washington Post about it.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review: A Nearly-Perfect PhabletThe Note 8 is probably too big to convert the phablet non-believers, but it'll make Note People really happy.
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This gut worm is more common than malaria—and it’s a deadly, ticking time bomb Enlarge / Larva of nematode parasite Strongyloides stercoralis. (credit: CDC ) A deadly parasitic worm that quietly inhabits the guts of humans the world over has, according to some researchers, been the most neglected of the neglected tropical diseases—and health experts are finally hoping to raise its profile to stamp it out. Infecting an estimated 370 million people , the tiny worm surpasses t
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When not to eat your kidsEven though it is known to be a cannibal, the mangrove rivulus or killifish of the Americas will never eat one of its own embryos, even if it is hungry. This slender amphibious fish can recognize its own kin, even if these are still in the embryonic stage. This is according to a study by Michael Wells and Patricia Wright of the University of Guelph in Canada, in Springer's journal Behavioral Ecolo
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Discrimination in the housing market is hindering successful integrationMales with an Arabic name face discrimination in the rental housing market in Finland.
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Contagious yawning more closely associated with perceptual sensitivity than empathyA new study out of Tohoku University suggests that contrary to common belief that the yawning contagion is associated with empathy, it is in fact, more likely that perceptual sensitivity is to blame.
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California Academy of Sciences assembles genome of threatened northern spotted owlA charismatic owl iconic to Pacific Coast forests is no longer ruling the roost, and scientists now have another tool for understanding its decline. Researchers have assembled the California Academy of Sciences' first-ever animal genome after sequencing the DNA of the northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina). Academy scientists and collaborators extensively mapped the bird's genetic mater
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Review: Bigger, Badder, But I Still Want More All images: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo Forgive me for passing up the chance to beat the exploding battery joke into the ground. Let’s get straight to the point: Samsung’s once dominant flagship phablet is back after a two year hiatus. Sporting a stunning extra-widescreen 18.5:9 display, the new Galaxy Note 8 is bigger and more engaging than ever before, and it packs a larger power pack than any Note
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Learning takes brain acrobaticsBrains that learn best seem able to reconfigure themselves on the fly, a new line of research suggests.
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A smog vacuum cleaner and other magical city designs | Daan RoosegaardeDaan Roosegaarde uses technology and creative thinking to produce imaginative, earth-friendly designs. He presents his latest projects -- from a bike path in Eindhoven, where he reinterpreted "The Starry Night" to get people thinking about green energy, to Beijing, where he developed a smog vacuum cleaner to purify the air in local parks, to a dance floor that generates electricity to power a DJ b
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Do Prostate Cancer Screenings Significantly Reduce Deaths?New findings reignite controversy about current recommendations -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Humans learn complex grammatical patterns even in extremely challenging circumstancesA large-scale study of languages shows that the grammar of creoles - which emerged in multilingual situations of extreme social upheaval, like colonial slaveries - are composed from the grammars of other languages that preceded them rather than being innovated from scratch. The study, published today in Nature Human Behavior, analyzed a large number of creole and non-creole languages to reveal the
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Taking a deep breath? Scientists measure unusually high oxygen uptake in the Labrador SeaThe Labrador Sea in the North Atlantic is one of the few areas in the world ocean where cold, saline seawater sinks to large depths and forms deep water. This convection process also transports oxygen into the deep sea. A team of scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography (San Diego, California), Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada) and GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel ha
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What Will Hurricane Irma Do Next? The continental United States is preparing for another major hurricane just weeks after Harvey unleashed torrential rains over southeastern Texas, leading to catastrophic flooding, the displacement of thousands, and the deaths of at least 60 people. Hurricane Irma strengthened into an “extremely dangerous” Category 5 storm early Tuesday, according to the National Hurricane Center. By Tuesday afte
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Unikke mikroorganismer kan kommercialisere Grønlands kolde miljøI en iskold grønlandsk fjord lever nogle særlige mikroorganismer, der trives ved lavere temperaturer, end man hidtil har set. Dem har et firma set muligheder i, og allerede nu er to enzymer patenteret.
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'Bee' informed: public interest exceeds understanding in bee conservation, says biologistMany people have heard bee populations are declining due to such threats as colony collapse disorder, pesticides and habitat loss. And many understand bees are critical to plant pollination. Yet, according to a study led by Utah State University ecologist Joseph Wilson, few are aware of the wide diversity of bees and other pollinators beyond such species as honeybees.
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An overlooked and rare new gall-inducing micromoth from BrazilA new species and genus (Cecidonius pampeanus) of primitive monotrysian micromoth from the Brazilian Pampa biome has been recently discovered to induce scarcely noticeable galls under the swollen stems of the Uruguayan pepper tree.
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How States Will Hit 100 Percent Clean EnergyNew technologies and cheaper costs are needed to reach the 100 percent goal for Hawaii and California -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Founder of Opera Accuses Google of Being Dicks Image source: Google As calls for increased regulation on the all-consuming power of Google grow louder, the founder of the Opera browser is stepping into the fray. Jon von Tetzchner claims that Google has grown into a monopoly that’s making life hell for his development team by using “anti-competitive practices” and making “unreasonable demands” for inclusion in its ad network. With Opera , Tetz
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Life in the fast lane: How plants avoid traffic jamsScientists at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, Norfolk, UK and the University of Tokyo have discovered how plants ingenuously avoid internal traffic jams.
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An overlooked and rare new gall-inducing micromoth from BrazilA new species and genus of primitive micromoth from the Brazilian Pampa biome induces hardly noticeable galls on the stems of the Uruguayan pepper tree. In their turn, these galls attract various parasitoids and inquiline wasps. While free-living gall moths are generally rare, the studied genus pupates on the ground, resulting in its being overlooked for over a century. Now, it is formally describ
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What's your story, morning glory?In a world-first, Japanese scientists have used the revolutionary CRISPR, or CRISPR/Cas9, genome-editing tool to change flower color in an ornamental plant.
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Cannot sleep due to stress? Here is the cureEveryone empirically knows that stressful events certainly affect sound sleep. Scientists in the Japanese sleep institute found that the active component rich in sugarcane and other natural products may ameliorate stress and help having sound sleep.
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Adventitious root formation on cycads saves trees, but informs new conservation dilemmasA Guam study highlights the need for experience in working with cycad and other endangered plants for successful conservation efforts.
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'Something wicked (smelling)' this way comes -- the science of fabrics and odorsResearchers from New Zealand's University of Otago have used advanced technology to find out why three common fiber types differ in how they take in and release body odor. Using proton transfer reaction-mass spectrometry (PTR-MS), the researchers studied cotton, polyester and wool and found that cotton adsorbed and released the least amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), whilst polyester wa
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First detailed decoding of complex finger millet genomeFinger millet has two important properties: The grain is rich in important minerals and resistant towards drought and heat. Thanks to a novel combination of state-of-the-art technologies, researchers at the University of Zurich were able to decode the large and extremely complex genome of finger millet in high quality for the first time. This represents a fundamental basis for improving food secur
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North Korea Panics the World, but "H-Bomb" Test Changes LittleIt seems North Korea has come very close to achieving what it’s always said it was after: a viable missile-borne thermonuclear deterrent -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bug-eye design makes perovskite solar cells more durable Packing tiny solar cells together like the micro-lenses in the compound eye of an insect could pave the way for perovskite solar panels. For a new study, researchers used the insect-inspired design to protect the fragile photovoltaic material from deteriorating when exposed to heat, moisture, and mechanical stress. “Perovskites are the most fragile materials ever tested in the history of our lab.
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These powerful men were humble allies for women’s vote What can those with visibility and influence do—beyond stating support for a particular movement—to combat injustice? Can those with power and privilege advance the interests of others without hijacking or getting in the way of the efforts of the marginalized groups they mean to support? These are, of course, questions that have dogged activists for generations; there are many wrong answers and f
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Bring a Change of Underwear When You Ride a Slip 'N Slide Off the Edge of a Cliff GIF GIF: YouTube When you’re eight years old, barreling down a Slip ‘N Slide is terrifying, even in the comfort of your own backyard. To get a similar thrill when you’re older requires bigger risks, but you’ll never convince me to ride this Slip ‘N Slide perched at the edge of a towering cliff . Watching the first-person GoPro footage of this stunt is enough to stop my heart, but rest assured the
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Gene related to brain damage in pre-term infants identifiedA gene has been identified by researchers at King's College London that is thought to be associated with the types of brain damage that can be caused by pre-term birth.
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'Bee' informed: Public interest exceeds understanding in bee conservationMany people have heard bee populations are declining due to such threats as colony collapse disorder, pesticides and habitat loss. And many understand bees are critical to plant pollination. Yet, according to a study led by Utah State University ecologist Joseph Wilson, few are aware of the wide diversity of bees and other pollinators beyond such species as honeybees. Because conservation efforts
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Prenatal lack of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids linked to schizophrenic symptoms in miceResearchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have discovered a process through which changes in nutrition during early mouse pregnancy lead to offspring that develop schizophrenic-like symptoms as adults. Published in Translational Psychiatry, the study shows how deprivation of two polyunsaturated fatty acids during early gestation can have long lasting effects on offspring through sp
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Study associates schizophrenia with defective processing of messenger RNA in cellsAn alteration impairing the expression of certain proteins might hide the genesis of part of brain dysfunctions observed in schizophrenia patients.
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Links between poor sleep and poor mental well-beingInadequate sleep at night leads to poor memory and increases the risk of depression, anxiety and stress, according to research revealed today.
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One in 8 older adults in Ireland are deficient in vitamin DThe figure rises to one in four during the dark winters in Ireland, while the research also points to rising age, smoking, living alone, and living in a lower socioeconomic background as factors associated with deficiency. The research has significant implications for people living in other sunlight-starved countries across the globe.
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Diverse landscapes are more productive and adapt better to climate changeEcosystems with high biodiversity are more productive and stable towards annual fluctuations in environmental conditions than those with a low diversity of species. They also adapt better to climate-driven environmental changes. These are the key findings environmental scientists at the University of Zurich made in a study of about 450 landscapes harboring 2,200 plants and animal species.
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Rethinking serotonin could lead to a shift in psychiatric careA better understanding of how a key chemical messenger acts in the brain could lead to a radical shift in psychiatric care, according to a new research paper.
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New device for refined neural recording in mice could transform dementia researchNew ultra lightweight TaiNi system represents a significant refinement for mice used in neurological research.
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Antarctic volcanic eruptions triggered abrupt southern hemisphere climate changes near the end of the last ice ageNew findings published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Desert Research Institute Professor Joseph R. McConnell, Ph.D., and colleagues document a 192-year series of volcanic eruptions in Antarctica that coincided with accelerated deglaciation about 17,700 years ago.
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Taking a deep breath?An international research team, with the participation of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, has recently measured an exceptionally high oxygen uptake at a long-term measuring station up to water depths of more than 1,700 meters. The event was caused by the particularly cold winter conditions in 2014/2015. Despite the unusually strong uptake, the event cannot compensate the overa
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MIRO trial: 3-year outcomes favor laparoscopic surgery for esophageal cancerPatients requiring surgery for esophageal cancer fare better after undergoing a hybrid minimally invasive esophagectomy compared to an open esophagectomy, according to long-term results of the MIRO trial to be presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid.
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Humans learn complex grammatical patterns even in extremely challenging circumstancesA large-scale study of languages shows that the grammar of creoles -- which emerged in multilingual situations of extreme social upheaval, like colonial slaveries -- are composed from the grammars of other languages that preceded them rather than being innovated from scratch. The study, published today in Nature Human Behavior, analyzed a large number of creole and non-creole languages to reveal t
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Florida Declares State of Emergency as Hurricane Irma Continues to Gain Strength GIF Image: NASA/GOES A state of emergency has been declared in all Florida counties as the rapidly intensifying Hurricane Irma—now a Category 5 storm—is expected to cut a swath through the Caribbean and then shift northwards towards the US coast. As residents along the US Gulf Coast begin the long and arduous process of recovering from Hurricane Harvey, a new threat is looming about 320 miles (51
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Sleep-boosting cells turn off neurons that keep us awake Researchers have found a type of neuron in the brains of mice that appears to play a major part in promoting sleep by “turning off” other neurons meant to promote wakefulness. The newly identified brain cells, located in a part of the hypothalamus called the zona incerta, the researchers say, could offer novel drug targets to treat sleep disorders, such as insomnia and narcolepsy, caused by the d
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Why Did Chemicals at a Harvey-Ravaged Facility Explode?Peroxides at a Texas plant, owned by the company Arkema, are “one small step away from ignition” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Machine Vision Decodes Honeybee Waggle DancesOur food supply relies on honeybees to pollinate edible plants. Decoding the dances the bees use to communicate should allow us to better understand their role in feeding the world.
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Car navigation tech brings new twists and turns to drivingDigital maps that dodge traffic jams are saving time for millions of motorists, but they're also turning some neighborhood streets into headache-inducing escape routes from congested highways.
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'Angry Birds' owners to go public after movie successFinland's Rovio, creator of the hugely popular smartphone game Angry Birds, said Tuesday it was planning to float shares on the Helsinki stock exchange after the success of its comedy film and products.
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We may be able to use Zika virus to attack brain cancer cellsZika virus can infect and kill brain stem cells, causing neurological problems and microcephaly in babies. But this trait may also fight deadly glioblastoma
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Big sellers like Toyota Camry, Ram getting updates in 2018After seven straight years of growth, U.S. sales of new vehicles could be hitting their peak. That's putting extra pressure on automakers to update their vehicles and hang on to their market share.
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France to arm military surveillance dronesFrance's defense minister says that the French military will arm drones that are currently used for surveillance and intelligence only.
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In a high-tech world, car designers still rely on clayCar designers have every kind of software and virtual reality tool. But when they want to make sure a car's curves look just right, they rely on one of the world's oldest materials: clay.
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Popular YouTube-to-MP3 Site Dies Under Crushing Weight of Record Company Litigation Photo: Getty The operators of YouTube-MP3.org, a popular website for turning the audio tracks of YouTube videos into MP3s, have agreed to shut down the site and hand over the domain to the RIAA. This predictable outcome comes after 15 of the world’s largest record companies filed a complaint in a California court . Poor little YouTube-MP3.org never had a chance. It’s actually remarkable that YouT
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Syddanmark giver Sundhedsplatformen dumpekaraktererIT-systemet Epic, som Region Hovedstaden har købt til sine hospitaler, har Region Syddanmark i sin prækvalifikationsrunde tildelt de ringeste karakterer. Forskellen kan bunde i, at Syddanmark har skelet til erfaringerne fra hovedstaden – eller at Region Hovedstaden ikke vurderede Epic grundigt, siger IT-professor.
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Budget battle looms for US science programmes Competing spending priorities in the House of Representative and Senate could push funding negotiations into December. Nature 549 17 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22548
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Already, Destiny 2 understands its fate, its purpose, its desti… you know Enlarge / Our first flight to the planet of Nessus—and the first of many we plan to undertake, now that Destiny 2 's retail edition has left us with such strong pre-review impressions. (credit: Bungie) The first time I reviewed a brand-new Destiny game, I gathered less than a week of impressions. Some online-shooter fans may have needed more time with a game of that caliber and scope to determine
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Sweet success: Nanocapsule perfectly binds sucrose in waterResearchers from Tokyo Institute of Technology and Kyoto University have developed an artificial receptor that can bind sucrose in water with exquisite precision. The achievement represents a leap forward for the development of biosensors, and provides new insights into our perception of sweetness.
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The STING of death in T cellsEPFL scientists show that the STING signaling pathway, which helps coordinate the innate immune system, causes cell death in T cells of the adaptive immune system. This 'killing' effect includes cancerous T cells, and has implications for treating T cell-derived cancers.
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Scientists developed 'smart fertilizer'Scientists of Siberian Federal University and Krasnoyarsk scientific center of SB RAS developed the 'smart fertilizer.' Researchers combined traditional fertilizer with a biodegradable polymer, which allowed to slow down the process of decomposition and release of a nutrient into the soil. As a result, the use of fertilizers has been improved and the pressures on the environment have been reduced.
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Approach enables experts to look beyond IP in cyber security investigationsA technique which enables digital forensic investigators to assess an individual's internet use rather than simply focusing on traffic through Internet Protocol (IP) addresses has been developed by cyber security experts at the University of Plymouth and is outlined in a study published in the September 2017 issue of Computers & Security.
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Deadly parasite messaging tactic may help curb sleeping sicknessNew insight into the parasites that cause sleeping sickness could offer a new pathway to tackling the disease, which poses a major threat to human health and causes severe livestock losses in parts of sub-Saharan Africa.
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No Pressure, But Here's the Best Instant Pot Deal We've Seen In Awhile Instand Pot IP-DUO60 , $79 If you don’t own a pressure cooker , today’s a great day to fix that, as Amazon’s knocked the highly-rated Instant Pot IP-DUO60 all the way down to $79 today. That’s a rare discount from its usual $90, and the best price Amazon’s listed all year. If you’re worried that you won’t get a ton of use out of this thing , note that in addition to standard pressure cooking, thi
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Sweet success: Nanocapsule perfectly binds sucrose in waterScientists around the world are pursuing the goal of developing synthetic receptors capable of recognizing biologically important molecules. Although many attempts have been made to mimic the way that protein pockets detect sugar dissolved in water with hydrogen bonding interactions, few have succeeded, mainly due to the interfering nature of water molecules. Now, a Japanese team of researchers ha
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Apple bids farewell to Apple Music Festival after 10 years Enlarge / Calvin Harris performing at the 2016 festival. (credit: Apple) The London Roundhouse will feel emptier this September, as Apple is ending its annual music festival after nearly 10 years. The Apple Music Festival , which was called the iTunes Music Festival until 2015, has been held annually by the tech giant since 2007. London's Roundhouse had been the festival's home for most of its ex
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What's hot and what's not at Berlin's IFA tech fairBerlin's IFA technology fair, Europe's largest and a bellwether for the Christmas season, draws to a close Wednesday. Here is a quick overview of what's hot and what's not in the aisles.
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Researchers discover security flaws in smart home productsSmart home products such as lamps controlled via mobile devices are becoming ever more popular in private households. We would, however, feel vulnerable in our own four walls if strangers suddenly started switching the lights in our homes on and off. Researchers at the IT Security Infrastructures group, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have discovered security problems of thi
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Medical camera makes light work of seeing through the bodyScientists at the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University have developed a camera that can see through the human body. The camera is designed to help doctors track medical tools known as endoscopes that are used to investigate a range of internal conditions.
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Recurrence of prostate cancer could be reduced thanks to exciting new discoveryGroundbreaking research could reduce the recurrence of prostate cancer in males, a new study in the journal Nature Communications reports.
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Discovery of dynamic seasonal changes in color perceptionIn many areas, the environment fluctuates greatly depending on the season, and animals living in those areas must adapt to the changing environment. A research group from the National Institute for Basic Biology and Nagoya University in Japan found that color perception of Medaka, a small fish inhabiting rice fields and streams, varies greatly according to seasonal changes.
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When strangers can control our lightsSmart home products such as lamps controlled via mobile devices are becoming ever more popular in private households. We would, however, feel vulnerable in our own four walls if strangers suddenly started switching the lights in our homes on and off. Researchers at the IT Security Infrastructures group, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg have discovered security problems of this nat
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Angry and disconnected people more likely to support AnonymousPeople who support hacking network Anonymous are more likely to be angry about perceived societal injustices and feel disconnected from the political process, new research by a psychologist at the University of Kent has shown.
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Like a revolving door: How shuttling proteins operate nuclear poresNuclear pore complexes are tiny channels where the exchange of substances between the cell nucleus and the cytoplasm takes place. Scientists at the University of Basel report on startling new research that might overturn established models of nuclear transport regulation. Their study published in the Journal of Cell Biology reveals how shuttling proteins known as importins control the function of
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Crashing This Flying Tortilla RC Plane Is a Delicious Disaster GIF GIF: YouTube Peter Sripol is a talented engineer with an obsession for building RC planes using unorthodox materials. Instead of balsa wood, he’s built working aircraft using Lego, and even Kentucky Fried Chicken buckets. But his masterpiece is successfully turning a tortilla into the world’s first edible aircraft. After using flatbreads to assemble more traditional-looking planes that crashe
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Angry and disconnected people more likely to support AnonymousPeople who support hacking network Anonymous are more likely to be angry about perceived societal injustices and feel disconnected from the political process, new research by a psychologist at the University of Kent has shown.
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Discovery of dynamic seasonal changes in color perceptionIn many areas, the environment fluctuates greatly depending on the season, and animals living in those areas must adapt to the changing environment. A research group from the National Institute for Basic Biology and Nagoya University in Japan found that color perception of Medaka, a small fish inhabiting rice fields and streams, varies greatly according to seasonal changes.
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Call for arts to keep up with AsiaA James Cook University researcher says Australia lacks a proper strategy for developing the arts sector, as Asian nations pour money into developing their cultural power.
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Researchers discover biomechanism behind formation of mother-of-pearlNacre, also known as mother-of-pearl, is a biomineral that forms inside of molluskan shells and also makes up the outer coating of pearls. It is formed through a blend of minerals that are secreted by oysters and other mollusks and deposited inside their shells. The iridescent optical property of nacre has contributed to it being long sought after for decorative purposes, but its fracture-resistan
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At times during Harvey, the European model outperformed humans Enlarge / Which model did the best job of forecasting Harvey has a hurricane? The European model, of course. (credit: NOAA) As a resident of Houston and a meteorologist, I closely tracked the development or Hurricane Harvey for much of the month of August. As part of that, I watched every new cycle of forecast model runs to determine which one handled the track forecast best. For a long time, the
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Some Crypto-Capitalists Just Want to See the World Burn “In battle, the commander is the first one to go over the top,” Joe McKinney, shirt unbuttoned, wearing a shower cap and one of those airplane neck pillows, exclaims over music swelling from every direction. He’s having a great time, romping around San Francisco as part of a “distributed dance party”—a roving DJ set controlled by an FM transmitter, beamed to dozens of boomboxes, and led by men wh
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How Strong Can a Hurricane Get?The Saffir-Simpson hurricane only goes up to Category 5. But in theory, winds from a powerful hurricane could blow the scale out of the water, scientists say.
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Zika virus kills brain cancer stem cellsWhile Zika virus causes devastating damage to the brains of developing fetuses, it one day may be an effective treatment for glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer. New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of California San Diego School of Medicine shows that the virus kills brain cancer stem cells, the kind of cancer cells most resistant to s
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Zika virus could be used to treat brain cancer patients, study suggestsRecent outbreaks of Zika virus have revealed that the virus causes brain defects in unborn children. But in a study to be published Sept. 5 in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of California, San Diego report that the virus could eventually be used to target and kill cancer cells in the brain.
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Blame it on the bossa nova: How music changes our perception of touchMusic touches. Until recently, this was only meant in a figurative way -- now it can also be taken literally. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences have found that touch is perceived differently, depending on the music being played. The sexier we perceive the music we are listening to, the more sensual we experience the contact if we think we are touched by
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Researchers devise a new way of producing hydrogen fuelResearchers improved existing experiment, conducted by the scientists at Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, US, and found that they could produce just as much hydrogen or more, and they even required less bacteriorhodopsin for the same amount of titanium dioxide.
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First neutron beam produced: A great milestone for CSNSA neutron beam was produced at the China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS) for the first time on Aug. 28. The achievement is a milestone for the CSNS project as it marks the completion of main construction and the start of the test operation phase.
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Indigenous storytelling is a new asset for biocultural conservationStorytelling can help to guide better conservation actions in areas inhabited by indigenous communities worldwide, new research claims.
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Largest ever genetic study marks likely osteoporosis treatment targetScientists are honing in on a potential treatment for osteoporosis, after performing the largest ever genetic study of the common age-related bone-thinning disease.Researchers from the University of Queensland and McGill University in Canada led the study, identifying 153 new gene variants associated with the loss of bone mineral density, which often result in fractures.
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Korean researchers discover the biomechanism behind the formation of mother-of-pearlProfessor Hyung Joon Cha and Dr. So Yeong Bahn at Pohang University of Science and Technology, in collaboration with Professor Yoo Seong Choi at Chungnam National University, have shed light on the key mechanism behind the formation of nacre. The team has discovered the role of the matrix protein Pif80 from the pearl oyster Pinctada fucata and its involvement in the development of the nacre.
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Antivenoms ineffective for common fatal snakebiteUniversity of Queensland researchers have found that antivenoms produced using snakes from one region may perform poorly or fail completely against the same species of snakes from other regions. Saw-scaled vipers - found in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Asia -- kill more people globally each year than almost any other kind of snake, and are treated with antivenoms produced using snakes f
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Call for arts to keep up with AsiaA James Cook University researcher says Australia lacks a proper strategy for developing the arts sector, as Asian nations pour money into developing their cultural power.
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World Sexual Health Day: Study raises concerns about drug-resistant STIGreater understanding of testing and treatment is needed to mitigate the rapid increase in drug resistance of a common sexually transmitted infection (STI), according to a study by the University of Bristol, published in the BMJ journal of Sexually Transmitted Infections.
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Robin Hood black holes steal from nebulae to make new starsIt's easy to picture a black hole as a kind of all-powerful cosmic drain, a sinkhole of super-strong gravity that snags and swallows passing nebulae or stars. While it is true we can't observe matter once it crosses a black hole's event horizon, scientists are zeroing in on what happens in the margins, where molecular clouds release vast amounts of energy as it circles the plughole.
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What reality TV reveals about changing accents Researchers used reality TV to uncover surprising variation in how easily people’s accents change over time. The capacity for accent change among adults is well documented in linguistics, over both the short-term (temporarily in the context of a single conversation) and the long-term (slowly evolving based on exposure to other accents over a period of years). This study , which appears in the jou
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Evidence found for mid-sized black hole near center of Milky Way(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with Keio University in Japan has found evidence of a mid-sized black hole near the center of the Milky Way galaxy. In their paper published in the journal Nature Astronomy, the group describes their study of a gas cloud cluster near the center of our galaxy and why they believe it offers evidence of a mid-sized black hole.
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Italy's drought seen from spaceDespite the welcome showers at the weekend, abnormally low soil-moisture conditions persist in central Italy. Scientists are using satellite data to monitor the drought that has gripped the country.
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The most metal-poor dwarf star-forming galaxy found(Phys.org)—Using the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), a group of astronomers has found that the star-forming galaxy (SFG) J0811+4730 is the most metal-poor dwarf SFG known to date. The finding is detailed in a paper published online on Sept. 1 on the arXiv pre-print repository.
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Crazy Rumors About the Potential Star of DC's Shazam Movie Steven Moffat is full of praise for Jodie Whittaker’s first Doctor Who scenes. The meaning behind the codename of Benicio Del Toro’s mysterious The Last Jedi character might have been revealed. Plus, Rose McIver discusses the politics of iZombie ’s new season and a new picture from Justice League . Spoilers now! Shazam Salt shakers at the ready, That Hashtag Show claims that both wrestler John Ce
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Region Sjælland vil med budgetaftale kæmpe for egen lægeuddannelse Regionsrådet i Region Sjælland har netop vedtaget budgettet for 2018. Et af målene er at arbejde for en lægeuddannelse til regionen.
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Was the primordial soup a hearty pre-protein stew?How proteins evolved billions of years ago, when Earth was devoid of life, has stumped many a scientist. A little do-si-do between amino acids and their chemical lookalikes may have done the trick. Evolutionary chemists tried it and got results by the boatload.
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This Backpack Cured My Addiction to Gadget Bags Image: Andrew Liszewski/Gizmodo Every week a handful of emails hit my inbox about a new backpack on Kickstarter or Indiegogo, complete with a flashy video and promises of revolutionizing how I carry all my toys . I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been tempted to donate to quite a few of them. But it’s hard to be pulled away from the Lowepro camera bags I’ve owned over the years. If you’re a ph
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Attention mini-ITX PC builders: Gigabyte has the world’s smallest Nvidia GTX 1080 Bigger has typically meant better when it comes to graphics cards. But as the success of products like AMD's R9 Nano or Asus' Nvidia GTX 970 Mini have shown, there's a growing demand for powerful graphics cards that don't require a oversized tower to house them. Until recently, the most powerful card in the smallest package was the Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Mini, which measures 211mm in length. Giga
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A sweeter smile through augmented realityIn the future, patients will be able to see the outcome of dental treatment even before the dentist starts working on their teeth. This is made possible by a "virtual mirror" developed by Kapanu, an ETH spin-off.
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Unique study tests fundamental laws of physicsA study that will 'test our understanding of how the Universe works, particularly outside the relatively narrow confines of our planet' is being undertaken by an international team of researchers led by the University of Leicester.
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Why poison dart frogs don't poison themselves(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with the State University of New York has found the source of poison dart frogs' immunity from their own poison. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Sho-Ya Wang and Ging Kuo Wang describe testing frog muscle-derived amino acids in rat muscles to determine if one of them might be responsible for preventing muscle from seizing
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New dating of Neanderthal remains from Vindija Cave finds them older than thought(Phys.org)—An international team of researchers has conducted a new test of Neanderthal remains found at Vindija Cave in Croatia and found them to be older than previous studies indicated. In their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes their dating technique and the possible implications of their findings.
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When Sex and Gender CollideStudies of transgender kids are revealing fascinating insights about gender in the brain -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Galleri: Sådan opføres Dfab House med robotter og 3D-teknikkerByggeriet af Dfab House i Dübendorf i Schweiz er for nylig blevet påbegyndt. Her bruges robotter, 3D-printere og et stålnet, der fungerer som både støbeform og armering.
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Image of the Day: Smell You LaterScientists demonstrate that just the right amount of inflammation after an injury to a mouse's olfactory epithelium is key for regenerating cells important for smell.
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Americans Have Given Up on Public Schools. That’s a Mistake. Public schools have always occupied prime space in the excitable American imagination. For decades, if not centuries, politicians have made hay of their supposed failures and extortions. In 2004, Rod Paige, then George W. Bush’s secretary of education, called the country’s leading teachers union a “terrorist organization.” In his first education speech as president, in 2009, Barack Obama lamented
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Need a Fall TV Preview? Desus & Mero Are Here to HelpThe new season is fully stocked with genre fare, so we tapped Yung Chipotle and Barmelo Xanthony to weigh in on the offerings.
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Styrelse indfører skærpet indberetningspligt for smertemiddel Advarsler fra smertelæger får Lægemiddelstyrelsen til at efterspørge yderligere data om risiko for afhængighed ved brug af Tramadol.
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Turns out the Chevy Bolt is a lot of fun to autocross Jonathan Gitlin DETROIT, MI—Chevrolet probably deserves more credit than it's getting for the Bolt electric vehicle . CEO Mary Barra gave her engineers some targets that had to be met, a move that was reminiscent of the diktats given to Bugatti by Ferdinand Piech—except the goals were range and a price ceiling rather than four digits of horsepower and a lunatic top speed. The Bolt met Barra's dem
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Teaching methods go from lab to classroomCognitive researchers are finding ways to help young students to hold on to all the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in school.
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Beyond XX and XY: The Extraordinary Complexity of Sex DeterminationA host of factors figure into whether someone is female, male or somewhere in between -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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