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Ground-based telescopes to photograph NASA's OSIRIS-REx during Earth flybyOn Sept. 22, NASA's OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security – Regolith Explorer) spacecraft will make a close approach to Earth, using the planet's gravity to slingshot itself toward the asteroid Bennu. Over the course of several days, observatories and amateur astronomers with specialized equipment will be able to see OSIRIS-REx as the spacecraft approa
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Årsag til iltproblemer i F-35 ikke fundetEn række piloter har oplevet mangel på ilt under flyvning. De groundede F-35-fly er i luften igen, selvom årsagen ikke er fundet.
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Australia needs to do more to regulate internet-connected medical devicesIn the future, people are going to be just a little bit cyborg. We've accepted hearing aids, nicotine patches and spectacles, but implanted medical devices that are internet-connected present new safety challenges. Are Australian regulators keeping up?
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Image: Smoke obscures much of the Pacific NorthwestThe Suomi NPP satellite's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument captured a look at the smoke obscuring much of the Pacific Northwest on September 05, 2017. Due to the huge number of wildfires that have broken out over this very dry, very hot summer smoke is billowing from the fires that have yet to be extinguished.
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Time will tell what Harvey did to Texas coastal landscapesUnlike people and animals, plants can't evacuate when threatening weather approaches, and long tenures in flood waters can take a toll.
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Scientists brave Hurricane Harvey's fierce winds and pelting rain—Irma is nextThe outer rainbands of Hurricane Harvey's intensifying winds were moving onshore in South Texas, bringing torrential rains and tropical storm gusts.
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Americans support net energy meteringAbout three out of every four Americans support hotly debated net energy metering policies, which allow residents with wind turbines and solar panels to sell excess energy back to the grid at retail rates, according to a national poll by University of Michigan researchers.
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Spørg Scientariet: Hvorfor kan man ikke dyrke trøfler og Karl Johan?En læser tænker, at det må være en milliardindustri at dyrke trøfler, så hvorfor kan man ikke det? Det svarer seniorrådgiver på Københavns Universitet på.
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Schools are rejecting the chance to teach children in 'mixed-ability' classesSchools are rejecting the chance to teach children in "mixed-ability" classes despite evidence that the alternative – pupils being put in ability sets or streams – will have a negative effect on at least some of their charges' results, according to new research from UCL.
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Honeybees could play a role in developing new antibioticsAn antimicrobial compound made by honeybees could become the basis for new antibiotics, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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New research reveals way to detoxify dirt—zap it with lasersTo feed a growing population, our global food system relies on sufficient farmland. But over the past 40 years, one-third of arable land has been lost to erosion or sullied by pollution.
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The evolving laws and rules around privacy, data security, and robotsEvery day, we use digital devices and web services to shop, track our fitness, chat with friends, play games, check-in at stores and restaurants, you name it. While these activities are becoming increasingly essential in our digital society, they also can put our personal information at risk, says professor Woodrow Hartzog, whose research focuses on privacy, data protection, robotics, and automate
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Massive Genetic Study Shows How Humans are EvolvingAnalysis of 215,000 people's DNA suggests variants that shorten life are being selected against -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Researchers tune into cockatoo callsIn a groundbreaking study, tiny sound recorders will be set up near the nests of south-eastern red-tailed black-cockatoos to monitor the nesting habits of the endangered species.
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Cat eradication to help threatened Christmas Island wildlifeResearchers are assisting Parks Australia in the eradication of feral cats on Christmas Island, something very few populated islands in the world have successfully achieved.
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Increasing effective decision making for coastal marine ecosystemsMarine restoration, rather than protection, might be the most cost-effective solution for coastal marine ecosystems suffering from human activities, a new study has found.
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Mysticism and rudely-shaped rocks: why 17th-century palaeontology is worth revisiting It may deviate into descriptions of giant humans and Noah, but Robert Plot’s 1676 work demonstrates how current research is based on generations of work In the history of dinosaur palaeontology, naturalist and chemist Robert Plot , is credited as making the earliest (surviving) description and illustration of a dinosaur fossil. In the rather verbose The Natural History of Oxfordshire of 1676, add
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Garmin's Fenix 5X Review: The Best, Most Rugged Multi-Sport WatchIt tracks over a dozen sports, and the maps feature is excellent.
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Hurricane Irma: A Practically Impossible StormAs Irma grew and developed, it brushed up against its theoretical maximum intensity.
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How Apple Finally Made Siri Sound More HumanIf Apple can make Siri sound less like a robot and more like someone you know and trust, it can make the virtual assistant great—even when it fails.
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50 years ago, West Germany embraced nuclear powerIn 1967, Germany gave nuclear power a try. Today, the country is trading nukes for renewables.
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1st Amendment wins in self-proclaimed e-mail inventor’s Techdirt libel suit Enlarge (credit: Fairfax Media via Getty Images ) When a federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a libel suit brought against Techdirt's Mike Masnick, the decision was a victory of sorts for the First Amendment. And it may be short-lived. Mike Masnick (credit: Eric Goldman ) Even so, the ruling , which followed two-plus decades of legal precedent, brings to mind how lawsuits like this can be used as
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How Hurricane Irma Could Change Florida's CoastIt's too early yet to forecast precisely where Irma will hit or how strong it will be when it does, but the National Hurricane Center's forecast cone, showing potential paths for the storm's center, envelops all of the Florida panhandle.
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Dissolve the Dead? Controversy Swirls around Liquid CremationCalifornia state bill seeks to legalize liquefaction of corpses -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Why Hurricane Irma Could Hurt, a Lot: Much Lies in Harm’s WaySouth Florida has grown at a breathtaking pace, making big storms potentially more dangerous and costly.
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Q&A: That ‘Spider Bite’? Blame It on Something ElseSpiders rarely bite humans, experts say. What people believe to be a spider bite often is caused by another pest or even an infection.
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Image: Prospecting from orbitThe combination of morphological and topographic information from stereo images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, as well as compositional data from near-infrared spectroscopy has been proven to be a powerful tool for understanding the geology of Mars.
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Image: ESA's Large European Acoustic FacilityESA's Large European Acoustic Facility (LEAF) will be on view to visitors at next month's ESA Open Day in the Netherlands, along with other facilities in the establishment's Test Centre.
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In the wild, biodiversity's power surpasses what experiments predictHundreds of experiments have shown biodiversity fosters healthier, more productive ecosystems. But many experts doubted whether these experiments would hold up in the real world. A Smithsonian and University of Michigan study published Wednesday in the journal Nature offers a decisive answer: Biodiversity's power in the wild does not match that predicted by experiments—it surpasses it.
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Novel antimicrobial polymer receives EPA approvalNouvex, an antimicrobial additive technology clinically proven to be effective against bacteria as well as select viruses and fungi received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs, Antimicrobial Division, as a material preservative.
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First measurements of iodine in the Arctic reveal questions about air pollutionNew measurements of molecular iodine in the Arctic show that even a tiny amount of the element can deplete ozone in the lower atmosphere.
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White Supremacist Threatens to Sue News Outlet Over Photoshopped Gun (That He Tweeted a Month Earlier) Screenshot from a video created by AJ Plus about white supremacist Baked Alaska (left) and the same image tweeted by Baked Alaska a month earlier (right) One of America’s most famous internet-grown white supremacists, Baked Alaska, has threatened to sue news outlet AJ Plus over a photo of him holding a gun. He says the image was photoshopped by the news organization. The only problem? Baked Alask
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Why Trump's Immigration Gambit Will Likely Backfire President Trump may have hoped to increase pressure on congressional Democrats to accept other hardline elements of his immigration agenda this week by rescinding the program that has protected from deportation about 800,000 “Dreamers,” young people brought to the country illegally by their parents. But it’s more likely Trump has triggered a process that will divide Republicans, further estrange
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Researchers break through the wall in bacterial membrane vesicle researchMany bacteria release membrane vesicles, which are nanoscale spheres consisting of a cellular membrane containing biomolecules. Membrane vesicles can transport DNA and proteins, and are involved in bacterial interactions. They have potential applications in nanotechnology and biomedicine, including cancer treatment. However, the formation of membrane vesicles by bacteria is currently not well unde
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Why Do Parrots (And People) Eat Clay? Several species of parrots in Southeastern Peru regularly gather at a cliff face in the Amazon basin to eat clay. So do other animals, including humans. (Image credit: Frans Lemmens/Getty Images)
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The DNC’s Technology Chief is Phishing His Staff. Good.Uber's former head of self-driving cars is now driving the DNC's tech team, hoping to help the shattered organization recover from one of the worst tech fails in history.
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Cyborgbakterier kan være nøglen til miljøvenligt brændstofBakterier, der er dækket af nanokrystaller, giver den naturlige fotosyntese baghjul. Forskere har lavet bakterier, der er i stand til at bruge sollys som energikilde.
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Partier går uden om regeringen for at skaffe to milliarder ekstra til togfondenEfter flere måneders resultatløse forhandlinger vil et flertal i Folketinget nu tvinge regeringen til at acceptere en fordyrelse af togfonden på to milliarder kroner. Pengene skal blandt andet sikre en ny bane over Vestfyn.
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ITU-undersøgelse gør op med myte om Facebooks ekkokamre Næsten en tredjedel af danskerne ændrer for eksempel af og til holdning som følge af en politisk diskussion på Facebook. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/itu-undersoegelse-forestillingen-facebooks-ekkokamre-overdrevet-1080140 Version2
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Chemists explained the origin of the green fluorescenceResearchers at the Lomonosov Moscow State University in cooperation with Danish molecular physicists have revealed the mechanism that determines the sensitivity of green fluorescent protein to light exposure. The scientists have proved that an isolated chromophore group is capable of emitting light outside the protein environment, while the protein function is to enhance its fluorescent properties
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Biologists discover carotenoid transfer between two proteinsSpecialists from the biological faculty of Moscow State University have studied how the photoactive orange carotenoid protein (OCP) exchanges carotenoid with proteins of similar structure. The discovery will boost the development of OCP-based antioxidant drugs aimed at protecting healthy cells during cancer treatment. The paper was published in the Biophysical Journal.
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The bacteria responsible for legionellosis modulates the host cell metabolism to its advantageScientists have shown that the bacterial pathogen Legionella pneumophila has developed a specific strategy to target host cell mitochondria, the organelles in charge of cellular bioenergetics. Their study provides information on how a pathogen manipulates the cellular metabolism to replicate intracellularly, and proposes a new concept of protection of host cells from Legionella-induced mitochondri
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Gut microbiota of larvae has an impact on mosquito's ability to transmit human pathogensResearchers have demonstrated that differential bacterial exposure during the development of mosquito larvae (Aedes aegypti) can influence adult traits related to the transmission of arboviruses. This study represents an important step toward a more comprehensive understanding of how the environment shapes the risk of vector-borne disease.
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Kunstig intelligens bliver både din butler og diplomat i fremtidenComputere skal lære etik og moral, så de i fremtiden kan hjælpe os med komplekse problemer.
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Down on the body farmWould British forensic science benefit from having its own outdoor laboratory to study human decomposition?
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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab

Skolevalg øger unges politiske selvtillidKonklusionerne fra Skolevalg 2017 viser, at valgkamp i klasselokalet, undervisning i det politiske system...
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Jupiters kraftige aurora skyldes en uventet mekanismeNasas Juno-mission har vist, at Jupiters meget kraftige aurora opstår på samme måde som den svage, diffuse aurora på Jorden.
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Study offers a new mindset in the search for stroke therapiesUNSW researchers have identified a promising new avenue to explore in the search for stroke treatments, after translating findings from Alzheimer's disease.
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A tiny device offers insights to how cancer spreadsResearchers developed a new type of microfluidic device that can cultivate cells for longer periods of time, better reflecting how cancer cells to change over time. The device allowed them to capture the leader cells that would be first to break away and cause metastasis.
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Researchers break through the wall in bacterial membrane vesicle researchJapanese and Swiss researchers used advanced imaging techniques to investigate the formation of membrane vesicles in a Gram-positive bacterium, a process that is poorly understood, particularly in bacteria with thick cell walls. The consortium showed that membrane vesicle formation was triggered by an enzyme called endolysin that damages the cell wall to create holes that allow the release of memb
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Quantum detectives in the hunt for the world's first quantum computerA new paper in Nature Communications is the latest confirmation of Majorana fermions -- a strange quasiparticle at the heart of the next generation of quantum machines being pursued by University of Sydney and Microsoft Station Q engineers.
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Japan Is No Place for Single Mothers TOKYO—Raising a child alone is hard, no matter where you live. But among developed countries, single parents—and they are usually mothers—may be worst off in Japan. There is no such thing, legally, as joint custody in Japan, and women there tend to be the ones financially responsible for their children. Women usually work part-time or low-paying jobs because they had previously dropped out of the
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The First White President It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office through the passive power of whiteness—that bloody heirloom which cannot ensure mastery of all events but can conjure a tailwind for most of them. Land theft and human plunder cleared
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Corruption fuels ivory trade in Central Africa, study saysA new study says the illegal sale of ivory in open markets in Central Africa has been disappearing or going underground. But it warns that corruption and weak governance are undermining efforts to curb regional trafficking.
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Danskere kan få opdateret pacemakere for at undgå hackingPatienter med pacemakere af et specielt mærke tilbydes opdateringer af pacemakerens computerprogram.
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Quantum detectives in the hunt for the world's first quantum computerScientists at the University of Sydney are entering a new phase of development to scale up the next generation of quantum-engineered devices.
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How to Turn Tap Water Into Bottled Water For more than 24 hours, Hurricane Irma has maintained winds of 185 miles per hour. That combination of strength and duration hasn’t been recorded over the Atlantic Ocean before. The storm appears to be heading toward the coast of Florida, and mandatory evacuations have been ordered in the Keys. Much of the rest of the state is bracing for emergency. Residents of South Florida began taking early p
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Eksperter: Facebook-sag fra Odense giver ikke generelt go for overskudsvarmeKun virksomheder, der forærer overskudsvarmen væk, skal regne med at slippe for afgifter til staten.
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Billions of dead trees force US fire crews to shift tacticsVast stands of dead timber in the Western U.S. have forced firefighters to shift tactics, trying to stay out of the shadow of lifeless, unstable trees that could come crashing down with deadly force.
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Forskere finder forklaring på forværring af autoimmune sygdommeEt nyt studie har fundet frem til, hvad der forårsager autoimmune sygdommes spredning. Opdagelsen kan blive nøglen til at udvikle medicin, der kan bremse flere uhelbredelige autoimmune sygdomme.
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Eight low-lying Pacific islands swallowed whole by rising seasAs sea levels have risen due to climate change, uninhabited islands in Micronesia have vanished beneath the waves - but some last longer than others
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Science | The Guardian

China brings Mars a little closer with replica on Tibet plateau 95,000 square-kilometre space base will be used to train astronauts as well as entertain glamping tourists The 55m-kilometre jaunt from planet Earth to the red planet takes up to a year. From Beijing’s international airport you’ll soon be able to fly there in just over seven hours. In the latest leg of its multi-billion dollar race for space , China has unveiled plans to build a 400m yuan (£47m)
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What role do genome variations play in tuberculosis?Tuberculosis is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In 2016, this was the most common causative pathogen for death by infectious diseases. Therefore, investigating the biology of infection and disease development is important in the quest to end tuberculosis. In this study, the authors conducted an integrative analysis of human and pathogen genome variations in tuberculosis. The study is publish
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Chinese robotics artist makes real-life 'Transformers'In the suburbs of China's capital, a 32-year-old engineer creates the kind of larger-than-life, shapeshifting robots that most have only seen in "Transformers" movies.
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'Devastation' as Hurricane Irma slams CaribbeanHurricane Irma sowed a trail of deadly devastation through the Caribbean on Wednesday, reducing to rubble the tropical islands of Barbuda and St Martin and claiming at least seven lives.
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Science | The Guardian

By creating a market for universities, the government has snookered itself Shortsighted politicians are reaping the consequences of an unsustainable market in higher education that they themselves created The government has a problem. Open any newspaper or turn on the news and there are items about the cost of universities and the burden of debt on students, at levels higher than the cost of most of their parents’ first house. People are complaining about universities a
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Ageing populations will drag on growth in Asia: IMF chiefThe chief of the International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that ageing populations in key Asian economies will drag on their growth, urging policymakers to step up their response to shifting demographics.
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Shelves stripped bare as Irma barrels towards MiamiPanicked residents stripped shelves bare in Miami Wednesday as they rushed to stockpile everything from bottled water to sandbags before Hurricane Irma pummels the sunshine state.
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Nicaragua renews environmental permit for Chinese canal projectNicaragua has renewed an environmental permit for a Chinese company to go ahead with planned construction of a cross-country shipping canal to rival the one in Panama, a government document published Wednesday showed.
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IBM and MIT partner on artificial intelligence researchIBM is planning to spend $240 million over the next decade to create an artificial intelligence research lab at MIT.
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Pacific islands can't tackle climate change alone: World BankClimate change will hit the Pacific harder than anywhere else on Earth and the region's tiny island nations need major international aid to deal with the challenge, the World Bank said Thursday.
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Why Irma is so strong and other questions about hurricanesA powerful Hurricane Irma is threatening millions of people in the Caribbean and Florida. Some answers to questions about Irma and hurricanes:
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Supersize us: upselling is fuelling the obesity epidemic, warns report Consumers persuaded to scale up a meal or drink take on an extra 55% more calories on average – and a big annual weight gain, experts reveal One in three people buys a larger coffee, more fries or added cream each week as a result of “upselling”, which experts say is fuelling the obesity epidemic. Most people in the UK – 78% of those questioned in a survey – say they are asked in restaurants, fas
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Birds are on the move in the face of climate changeResearch on birds in northern Europe reveals that there is an ongoing considerable species turnover due to climate change and due to land use and other direct human influences. The findings are published in Ecology and Evolution.
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Researchers develop cheaper, faster test for E. coli in drinking waterResearchers at the University of Waterloo have invented a fast, affordable way for developing communities to test their drinking water for potentially deadly E. coli.
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Systematic-system til 7.000 social- og sundhedsansatte i Aarhus et halvt år forsinket Bøvl med datakonvertering blokerer for udrulningen af nyt system med elektroniske omsorgsjournaler i Aarhus Kommune. Systematic har betalt kompensation. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/aarhus-kommune-maaneder-forsinket-med-it-system-9000-social-sundhedsansatte-1080118 Version2
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Researchers develop cheaper, faster test for E. coli in drinking waterResearchers at the University of Waterloo have invented a fast, affordable way for developing communities to test their drinking water for potentially deadly E. coli.
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Link established between a molecular driver of melanoma & novel therapeutic agentWistar scientists have described a correlation between a key melanoma signaling pathway and a novel class of drugs being tested in the clinic as adjuvant therapy for advanced melanoma, providing useful information for a more effective use of this type of treatment.
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Children exposed to chemicals in 9/11 'dust' show early signs of risk of heart diseaseSixteen years after the collapse of the World Trade Center towers sent a 'cloud' of toxic debris across Lower Manhattan, children living nearby who likely breathed in the ash and fumes are showing early signs of risk for future heart disease.
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Private payments for hospital care in Indiana are high relative to Medicare, study findsWhile many studies have examined the relative cost of hospital care, a new analysis about private hospital payments in Indiana is the first to include details about the prices paid to individual hospitals and health systems rather than reporting results in an aggregated or blinded fashion. It finds the prices that large employers pay for hospital care in the state are high relative to national nor
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Potentially lifesaving implantable cardioverter defibrillators underutilized in eligible patientsFewer than 10 percent of people who experience sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital survive. Reoccurrence rates after an initial event are high, which is why current Canadian Cardiovascular Society, as well as other international guidelines, strongly recommend the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in selected patients who survive cardiac arrest. Despite this recommendati
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Helping cancer survivors return to workA new Psycho-Oncology analysis of published studies indicates that there are various employer-related factors that can help or hinder cancer survivors as they attempt to go back to work.
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Pressure to be perfect may increase suicide risk in some individualsA recent analysis of published studies suggests that self-generated and socially based pressures to be perfect may contribute to suicidal thoughts and attempts in individuals.
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Birds are on the move in the face of climate changeResearch on birds in northern Europe reveals that there is an ongoing considerable species turnover due to climate change and due to land use and other direct human influences.
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Urinary markers may indicate prognosis after kidney transplantationA new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study indicates that certain markers can help predict which patients may experience problems after receiving an organ transplant.
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Tooth trouble: Many middle-aged adults report dental pain, embarrassment and poor preventionThe dental health of middle-aged Americans faces a lot of problems right now, and an uncertain future to come, according to new national poll results. One in three Americans between the ages of 50 and 64 say they're embarrassed by the condition of their teeth, and that dental problems have caused pain or other problems in the past two years. Forty percent of those polled don't get regular cleaning
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Does alcohol affect the risk of developing an abdominal aortic aneurysm?In an analysis of published studies, lower levels of alcohol consumption were associated with a lower risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm until approximately 15 to 20 g/day, with an increasing risk thereafter.
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Many pregnant women search the Internet for medication safety informationA new study reveals that due to a lack of specific recommendations for medication use during pregnancy, many pregnant women search the Internet for information.
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Undiagnosed spine fractures often cause pain in older menFewer than a quarter of new vertebral fractures are clinically diagnosed, yet they often cause symptoms. In a study of older men in the general population now published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, clinically undiagnosed vertebral fractures that were evident on X-rays were associated with higher likelihood of back pain and limited physical activity.
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Study points to a growing trend in opioid use over the past 2 decadesThe prevalence of prescription opioid use increased from 4.1 percent of US adults in 1999-2000 to 6.8 percent in 2013-2014, according to a recent Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety study.
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Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help patients with cirrhosisStatins used for the treatment of high cholesterol may have other beneficial effects, but there has been reluctance to prescribe them to patients with liver disease because of concerns that they may cause abnormal liver enzyme levels in the blood.
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Study shows oral food challenges are safe for diagnosing food allergiesThe best way to find out if someone has a food allergy is through an oral food challenge (OFC) under the supervision of a board-certified allergist. A new study shows that OFCs are extremely safe, with very few people having a reaction of any kind.
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Report: Whole grains decrease colorectal cancer risk, processed meats increase the riskMajor new report finds strong evidence of links between lifestyle and colorectal cancer risk. Physical activity and whole grains lowers risk of this cancer; too much alcohol and red meat, processed meats and obesity increase the risk. An estimated 47 percent of US colorectal cancers could be prevented each year with lifestyle changes.
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IBM and MIT Bet That Materials and Quantum Advances Will Supercharge AIA new center at MIT could advance artificial intelligence and help IBM reestablish itself as a leader in the field.
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Our Hurricane Risk Models Are Dangerously Out of DateWe’ve built our cities and flood protections with assumptions based on the climate of the past.
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Gizmodo

After Grueling CEO Search, Some Uber Staff Have Started a Positivity Campaign A photograph from the website of Uber employees’ new positivity campaign. Credit: Good People + Good Things Employees at Uber, which has survived at long last a back-breaking search for a new CEO after its former chief Travis Kalanick resigned earlier this year, are trying to raise other staffers’ spirits with a positive newsletter. According to Recode , the employees involved have launched a sit
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Ars Technica

Wind turbine manufacturers are dipping toes into energy storage projects Enlarge / Wind turbines, manufactured by Vestas Wind Systems A/S, operate near farmland in this aerial photo at the Botievo wind farm operated by DTEK Holdings Ltd. in Botievo, Ukraine, on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Photographer: Vincent Mundy/Bloomberg via Getty Images (credit: Getty Images ) Danish company Vestas Wind Systems is one of the biggest makers of wind turbines in the world, recently sur
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Ingeniøren

Ekspert i rekruttering: Data og personlige test skal skåne virksomheder for fejlansættelser Personlighedstest vil få større betydning på arbejdsmarkedet fremover. Massiv data fra disse test kan skåne firmaer for dårlige beslutninger i rekrutteringsprocessen, som især mindre virksomheder er sårbare overfor. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ekspert-rekruttering-saadan-undgaar-du-fejlansaettelser-9817 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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History of Computers: A Brief TimelineThe history of computers starts with industrial and governmental needs, which led to huge machines and eventually the Internet, mobile phones and gaming systems.
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Ingeniøren

Efter regnefejl: Stort set umuligt for København at nå klimamålKampen om at nå 2015-klimamålene for transporten i hovedstaden er stort set tabt, siger forskere. Også miljøborgmesteren erkender, at det bliver svært uden statens hjælp. Kommunen vil lægge ny plan i 2018.
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Gizmodo

Marvel's Iceman Series Is Everything I Love and Hate About Coming Out Stories It’s been interesting to watch Bobby Drake unsteadily make his way through life as a newly-out gay man in Sina Grace’s Iceman series. He’s very much the same Iceman who’s been cracking wise with the X-Men since the ’60s, and yet he’s also a vastly different Bobby who’s grappling with a new sort of emotional struggle. Though Bobby’s told a number of people throughout Marvel’s books about his sexua
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Here's the Destructive Path Hurricane Irma Is Carving Through the Caribbean Towards Florida [Updating] A car drives in Fajardo, Puerto Rico as Hurricane Irma passes to the north on September 6th. Photo: AP Category 5 Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic north of the Caribbean and east of Florida, blasted its way through some of the first targets on its route on Wednesday—and the initial outlook is not pretty. Irma has continued to terrify with sustained winds of 185 mi
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A Delta Flight Beat Hurricane Irma Out of San Juan Airport, and It Was NBDDelta Flight 302 rocketed out of Puerto Rico in between bands of the Category 5 hurricane.
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Why John Deere Just Spent $305 Million on a Lettuce-Farming RobotSharp-shooting, herbicide-squirting machines from John Deere could cut farmers' chemical bills.
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Research grants 'boost jobs and growth'A national study shows that R&D grants to firms significantly boosts growth and creates jobs.
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A type of sleep therapy reduces depression, anxiety and paranoiaCognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia has been found to also help a range of mental health issues, including negative thoughts, hallucinations and psychosis
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Chablis wine crop hit by changes to French climateA wine producer in the Burgundy region of France blames climate change for this year's low yield.
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Google Engineer Dismissed the Importance of Stolen Self-Driving Car Documents Photo: AP Google’s self-driving car company Waymo sued Uber in February, claiming that Anthony Levandowski, a former Waymo engineer, stole 14,000 documents detailing Waymo’s lidar systems before accepting a job with Uber’s self-driving car program. But emails between a hardware engineer at Google and Google’s attorneys made public today show that the files downloaded by Levandowski might not have
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Prepare to Mega Chill with this $10 Floating Cooler Intex Mega Chill Floating Cooler , $10 Summer doesn’t have to end yet! Mega chill with up to 45 ice cold drinks floating around the pool with you for just under $10 . This is the cheapest price we’ve seen since spring, so it might be worth stocking up for next year.
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Climate change could cause tick population boom The number of ticks that carry certain fevers is likely to rise in the future, thanks to a combination of wildlife loss and climate change, new research suggests. “…large mammal conservation may prevent increases in tick abundance and tick-borne disease risk…” While North Americans worry about Lyme disease carried by blacklegged or deer ticks, on the other side of the globe, people contend with a
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Existing drugs may shield women from infertility after cancer An existing drug may one day protect pre-menopausal women from the infertility that commonly follows cancer treatments. Women who are treated for cancer with radiation or certain chemotherapy drugs are often unable to have a baby later. A 2006 study showed that nearly 40 percent of all female breast cancer survivors experience premature ovarian failure, in which they lose normal function of their
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Storm Path: How to Follow Hurricane IrmaA wealth of storm information is available at your fingertips on the internet, but individual data points can be misleading.
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3 reasons returning U.S. veterans end up in prison New research identifies the main contributors to criminal justice involvement for veterans. “In order to improve prevention efforts, it is important to examine why veterans are entering the system and being jailed…” Military veterans currently account for 8 percent of the national prison and jail population, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. It is unclear, however, how many veterans
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Study finds association between antidepressant use in pregnancy and diagnosis of psychiatric disordeAntidepressant use during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of psychiatric disorder diagnosis in children compared to children born to mothers with no record of antidepressant use during pregnancy, finds a study published in The BMJ today.
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How Get Out Inspired a New College Course on Racism and Horror Image: Sharlene Artsy for Universal Pictures Like hundreds of thousands of other people around the world, Tananarive Due saw Get Out earlier this year. Blown away by the hit horror movie, the author and educator decided to design a semester-long special course about how horror and anti-black racism have intertwined in the cinema. Best known for books like My Soul to Keep and The Living Blood , Ta
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NIH Funding Boost Clears Senate CommitteeThe proposed spending increase in the draft bill is more generous than that in the House version.
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The Guy Who Claims He Invented Email Just Lost His Bogus Lawsuit Photo: Getty A libel claim on the part of Shiva Ayyadurai, the self-identified “ inventor of email ,” was tossed out by a Massachusetts judge today, concluding a baseless suit filed against Techdirt back in January. According to the site, the judge also “rejected Ayyadurai’s request to file an amended complaint.” Ayyadurai—a Trump booster and Senate hopeful running with a race-baiting campaign ha
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3 Hurricanes Are Roiling the Atlantic At OnceThree hurricanes are churning simultaneously in the Atlantic – a fairly rare occurrence that hasn't been since 2010.
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What It Feels Like to Die Illustration by Jim Cooke. Death comes for us all here on Earth at a rate of nearly 7,000 people every hour . Yet, despite its inevitability, most of us know very little about the experience. This is what happens to your body and mind as you slip away—and it’s not as frightening as you might think. What Happens to Your Body Dying can vary quite a lot, so, for the sake of this piece, let’s assume
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The Atlantic Daily: Back in Session What We’re Following Let’s Make a Deal: President Trump and Congress agreed on a short-term fiscal package that would provide $8 billion in Hurricane Harvey relief and raise the debt ceiling to avoid a government shutdown. By agreeing to Democratic demands, Trump struck a blow to Republicans and showed he’d rather follow through on a deal than get bogged down in what it includes. Congress still h
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Lack of sleep could contribute to mental health problems, researchers reveal Study finds therapy designed to treat insomnia also reduced paranoia and hallucinations, and improved depression and anxiety in patients Mental health problems including psychotic experiences could in part be down to a lack of sleep, researchers have revealed. A new study found thatpeople who had undertaken a course of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) designed specifically to treat insomnia no
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Lack of Sleep May Be a Cause, Not a Symptom, of Mental Health ConditionsAn online therapy program designed to treat insomnia also appears to reduce levels of anxiety and depression, a new study from the United Kingdom finds.
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Harvey Swept Hazardous Mercury Ashore. The Mystery: Its Source.A property owner rolled the silvery globules around in the palm of his hand before he realized they were clusters of mercury, a dangerous liquid metal.
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We Need to Develop Character Instead of Celebrity In The Road to Character, David Brooks argues that our moral vocabulary is severely lacking. Read More
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Facebook sold 2016 election-related ads to “shadowy Russian company” (credit: Marco Paköeningrat ) Facebook has confirmed a Washington Post report indicating that its ad sales team had sold advertising to a "shadowy Russian company" ahead of the 2016 Presidential election. These sponsored FB posts, in turn, were used to "target" American voters, either by directly naming presidential candidates or by focusing on "politically divisive issues." This information was
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This Man's Bladder Stone Was Almost As Big As an Ostrich EggBladders stones — mineral masses that form in the bladder — can cause problems even when they're small: The stones can be painful and make it difficult to urinate.
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See How This Modern Farmer Is Restoring His Kansas Farmland | Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman | Watch it on the Discovery GO App! Justin Knopf is a fifth generation farmer with around 4,000 acres of Kansas farmland. He practices "no till" farming, which helps to preserve the land. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/rancher-farmer-fisherman/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.fac
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Trump’s EPA Head Is Pushing Out Hundreds of Employees As Houston Faces Unprecedented Environmental Disaster AP As unprecedented flooding from Hurricane Harvey sets off a series of environmental disasters in Houston, the Environmental Protection Agency is shedding hundreds of jobs . E&E News reports that roughly 450 employees are poised to leave the EPA as the organization’s lead, Scott Pruitt, pushes for voluntary buyouts, early retirement, and budget cuts. In April, Trump proposed slashing the EPA
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Wild dogs in Africa engage in fascinating voting behavior Neil Jordan Though humans like to think of themselves as the only creatures on Earth who vote on what to do, they aren't. Many social animals engage in consensus-seeking behavior, from meerkats to honeybees to Capuchin monkeys. In these species and more, members of the group weigh in about what their next move should be. Now, a new study of African wild dogs in Botswana adds another animal to the
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'Hearing Voices' in Schizophrenia May Trace to Specific Brain RegionA new study suggests that stimulating a precise spot in patients' brains may ease symptoms of auditory hallucinations, or "hearing voices."
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Raise the (Debt) Roof Today in 5 Lines After meeting with congressional leaders at the White House, President Trump cut a deal with Democrats to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling for three months, as part of an agreement to allocate money to Hurricane Harvey relief. Hours before, Speaker Paul Ryan had called the proposal to increase the debt limit “ridiculous.” Fifteen states, plus the District of Columbi
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Chronic bronchitis new insights could lead to first diagnostic test and better treatmentsUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers describe how the concentration of mucins -- the proteins that make mucus thick -- is abnormally high in chronic bronchitis and that high mucin concentrations are associated with disease severity in people with chronic bronchitis. This finding could become the first-ever objective marker of chronic bronchitis and lead to the creation of diagno
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New America Chair Says Google Didn't Prompt Critic's OusterIn letter to staff, co-chair Jonathan Soros says attack on foundation was 'result of a targeted communications campaign'
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Exploit goes public for severe bug affecting high-impact sites Enlarge (credit: Garrett Ziegler ) Banks, insurance companies, and Fortune 500 corporations take note: attack code has just gone public for a hard-to-patch vulnerability that hackers can exploit to take control of your website. The critical vulnerability is located in Apache Struts 2 , an open-source framework that large numbers of enterprise-grade organizations use to develop customer-facing Web
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Facebook Ties More Than 5,000 Political Ads to Bogus Russian AccountsSocial network says it found $150,000 in political ads from 'inauthentic accounts' and Pages from Russia between 2015 and May 2017
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Just How Strong Is Hurricane Irma?Here’s how Irma compares with Katrina, Patricia, Haiyan and other record holders -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Russian Trolls Spent $100,000 on Facebook Ads Around the Election Photo: Getty Facebook announced today that it sold $100,000 worth of ads to a sketchy network of fake Russian accounts between June 2015 to May 2017, a period spanning the 2016 election cycle. The ads often mentioned particular political issues, like LGBT rights or gun control, but rarely mentioned a specific political candidate or the US presidential election. “One question that has emerged is w
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The History of Brainwashing Is a Red Flag for Techno-therapy Pocket-sized therapies, like counseling apps, are praised as a timely solution to the budgetary pressures and long waiting lists of overstretched mental health services. But do they work? Read More
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Hundreds of EPA Workers Leave the AgencyBuyouts offered to more than 1,200 Environmental Protection Agency employees prompted the surge in departures.
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So how do mega-storms get named, anyhow?First there was Harvey, which put much of Houston under water. Now Hurricane Irma is rampaging across the Caribbean and closing in on Miami.
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Our galaxy’s second biggest black hole may be “lurking” in a gas cloud Enlarge / No, that's not an oddly shaped black hole. It's a molecular cloud, which absorbs most wavelengths of light, making it hard to see what's inside. (credit: FORS Team, 8.2-meter VLT Antu, ESO ) The biggest object in our galaxy is remarkably difficult to see. The core of our galaxy houses a supermassive black hole that weighs in at over a million times our Sun's mass. And when it's actively
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Facebook: Accounts from Russia bought ads during US campaign (Update)Hundreds of fake Facebook accounts, probably run from Russia, spent about $100,000 on ads aimed at stirring up divisive issues such as gun control and race relations during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the social network said Wednesday.
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A touch of EroS: 'Bacterial aphrodisiac' triggers cell mating, illuminates multicellular evolutionSometimes scientific experiments take an unexpected turn.
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House Passes Self-Driving Car BillCongress passed a bipartisan bill to encourage testing of autonomous vehicles in all 50 states.
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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen review—A world worth saving Enlarge / War of the Chosen is by far the most story-driven XCOM product. (credit: Firaxis ) XCOM 2 looks, sounds, and plays like a turn-based strategy game about beating back an alien occupation. Trust me, though: it's really a game about putting out fires. Over time, the game grows increasingly overrun with tasks that force you to pick and choose just a handful of permadeath-laden, turn-based m
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Study quantifies potential for water reuse in permian basin oil productionHydraulic fracturing has once again made the Permian Basin that stretches across western Texas and New Mexico one of the richest oil fields in the world. But the improved reserves come with some serious water management issues. Drilling for oil uses water upfront, and brings up large volumes of water that needs to be managed.
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It Is a Great Movie That's Much, Much More Than Just a Horror Flick All Images: Warner Bros. It ’s been a long time coming to theaters, but It turns out to have been worth the wait. The cinematic adaptation of what is arguably Stephen King’s most famous novel is absolutely an excellent horror film, but its real success is how it exceeds just horror—it’s dramatic, funny, and, most impressively, has way more heart than any movie about a terrifying clown should mana
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A decade later, older Americans are still going hungryA recent report comparing data from 2007 to 2015 finds 5.4 million people age 60 or older in the US, or 8.1 percent, are food insecure. Although this percentage went down from 2014 to 2015, it's still unacceptable, according to University of Illinois economist Craig Gundersen.
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Scratch-and-sniff test could predict Parkinson's even earlierA new study provides further evidence that a simple scratch-and-sniff test could predict Parkinson's disease even earlier than previously thought. According to Michigan State University researcher Honglei Chen, lead author and professor of epidemiology, the test could potentially identify certain people who are at an increased risk of developing the disease up to 10 years before they are actually
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New model for hard-to-study form of blindness paves way for future researchURMC researchers have created the first patient-derived laboratory model of macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older adults. With the new model, the team has identified possible drug targets for the disease, which they hope will help lead to an effective treatment.
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Statins reduce deaths from heart disease by 28 percent in men, says longest ever studyThe study, by Imperial College London and University of Glasgow, focused on men with high levels of 'bad' cholesterol and no other risk factors or signs of heart disease.
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Mentorship Without Hierarchy In their research together, the economists Darrick Hamilton and William “Sandy” Darity Jr. have examined the racial wealth gap and policies to address it, such as a federal jobs guarantee. The pair met 20 years ago, when Darity was Hamilton’s dissertation adviser at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since then, they’ve moved on to different universities—Darity is now at Duke, and H
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Facebook Claimed It Could Sell Ads to 10 Million More Millennials Than Actually Exist Photo: AP Citing census data, an equity research analyst claims Facebook is once again inflating one of its key metrics, this time grossly over-reporting its ability to sell ads and effectively inventing millions more young Americans than actually exist. Facebook told advertisers that the platform can potentially “reach” 41 million young adults between 18 and 24 in the US. Brian Wieser of Pivotal
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Judge dismisses Shiva “I Invented EMAIL” Ayyadurai’s libel lawsuit against Techdirt Enlarge / Ayyadurai failed to win in court, although he has the option to appeal. (credit: Darlene DeVita / Aurich ) A federal judge in Massachusetts has dismissed a libel lawsuit filed earlier this year against tech news website Techdirt. The claim was brought by Shiva Ayyadurai , who has controversially claimed that he invented e-mail in the late 1970s. Techdirt (and its founder and CEO, Mike M
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Statins cut the risk of heart disease death by 28% among men, study shows Longest study of its kind concludes current prescribing guidelines are correct, and that statins show impressive benefits for men with high cholesterol levels Statins cut the risk of dying from heart disease by 28% among men, according to the longest study of its kind. The 20-year project examined data from 2,560 men taking part in a randomised clinical trial to test the effects of statins versus
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Tap water from around the world contains tiny bits of plastic, survey finds Enlarge / Mmmmm, plastic-y. (credit: Getty | Cate Gillon ) Tiny bits of plastic commonly come rushing out of water taps around the world, according to a new survey of 159 water samples collected from more than a dozen nations. Overall, 83 percent of the 159 samples contained some amount of microplastics. Those samples came from various places in the US, Europe, Indonesia, Uganda, Beirut, India, a
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Hurricane Irma Poses Serious Storm Surge Threat, But Path Remains 'Uncertain'Local geography plays a big role in surge levels.
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Patient satisfaction with pain management linked to nurse staffingHospital patients' satisfaction with pain management is linked to nurse staffing, according to an article authored by nurse researchers from the Connell School of Nursing at Boston College and published in the journal Pain Management Nursing.
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Curiosity Has Discovered Something That Raises More Questions About Life on Mars Image: NASA/JPL-CALTECH Everyone from David Bowie to astrobiologists to tinfoil hat believers has pondered the question: is there life on Mars? While we’ve found direct evidence of liquid water on the Red Planet , we have yet to find any microbes there. But not all hope is lost—new discoveries from NASA’s Curiosity rover have brought forth more compelling evidence of habitability on Mars. I mean,
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Need a creativity boost? Try listening to happy background musicListening to upbeat music has been found to boost people’s creativity – but silence is best for when you’re trying to decide on a solution for a problem
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Cancer pen could tell surgeons where they should cut in secondsAround 10 per cent of cancer relapses are caused by tissue left behind during surgery. But a speedy hand-held device could help surgeons remove the whole tumour
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Danish U-boat commander: Hatch slipped from fingers, bashed reporter’s head Enlarge / Madsen, right, stands aboard the UC2 Kraka , alongside the UC3 Nautilus , as the two submarines are secured for a test run in this 2008 photo. (credit: Sonny W. / Flickr ) In a Copenhagen court hearing, Peter Madsen—the owner and skipper of the crowdfunded, amateur-built diesel-electric submarine UC3 Nautilus —testified that the death of Swedish reporter Kim Wall aboard the Nautilus was
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Buckle Up, It Looks Like Washington Is Paving the Way for a Self-Driving Car Boom Image: Getty Tech and auto companies developing self-driving cars will have their eyes on Washington this month, as the White House and Congress are working on action that could steer the industry for years. Today, the House of Representatives passed the “Self Drive Act,” which prevents states from creating any laws that regulate the development and performance of autonomous vehicles, putting tha
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Richard Branson Is Having a Weird Sleepover With 'Young People' During Hurricane Irma Image: Wikicommons / giggel / Getty Let’s talk about a few facts. Billionaire party enthusiast Richard Branson owns a private isle in the Virgin Islands. Branson’s island sits squarely in the path of Hurricane Irma, one the strongest storms the Atlantic has ever seen. Rather than retreat to a safer location, Branson has collected a mysterious group of “young people” for a “sleepover” in the wine
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Researchers challenge status quo of battery commercializationNorthwestern University researchers and a Northwestern-affiliated startup are looking to the pharmaceutical industry to propose an updated model of US battery commercialization.
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Trump's Bias Toward Action Wednesday morning, The New York Times noted that Donald Trump entered autumn with the toughest test of his deal-making ability thus far ahead of him. And Wednesday afternoon, the president provided a riposte by striking a deal. But the deal he struck is more of a win for Democrats than it is for his Republican allies in Congress. It funds the government through December 15, raises the debt ceilin
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Nature's Disastrous ‘Whitewashing’ Editorial America’s public monuments are in greater peril than at any moment since the country’s birth, when a statue of King George III on horseback was pulled down by a mob, who melted its lead to make musket balls for the coming war for independence. In recent years, it is Confederate generals who have come under threat. Hundreds of such statues have had their removal proposed in local petitions, signed
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How Did North Korea's Missile and Nuclear Tech Get So Good So Fast? Shortly after North Korea launched the Hwasong-12 in May, the scientists who developed the intermediate-range ballistic missile were honored on the streets of Pyongyang as national heroes. “The buses carrying them went through the streets of the capital full of flowers of welcome,” KCNA, the state-run news agency, reported at the time. “Citizens warmly congratulated them, waving flags of [North K
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Video Games Gave Him The Chance To Prove He Is American Video games aren’t what kept José Muñoz in his parents’ basement for much of the past seven years, slipping into depression. They aren’t why the former honor roll student dropped out of college, and they aren’t why he couldn’t get a job. Video games aren’t what sent him to a therapist’s couch, and video games aren’t what kept him on one in front of a TV, day after day. Video games, in fact, got J
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Sun Unleashes Strongest Solar Flare of Past DecadeThe X-class flare was the most powerful seen since 2006, and created radio blackouts on Earth -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Finally, a Place to Watch Viral Garbage on the Internet Image: Facebook Facebook’s new platform for original programming , Watch, is now available for everyone in the US. Is it going to have the likes of YouTube or Hulu shaking in its boots? As it stands, nope. Extremely nope. Facebook’s Watch platform is really just a tab on Facebook. It only features video content created exclusively for Facebook and offers the non-traditional media company and its
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A touch of EroSResearchers interested in the evolution of multicellular life were looking for bacteria that stimulate Salpingoeca rosetta, single-cell saltwater dwellers that are the closest living relatives of animals, to form the rosette-shaped colonies that give them their name. But one bacterium had quite a different stimulating effect: It motivated S. rosetta to have sex.
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Study quantifies potential for water reuse in permian basin oil productionHydraulic fracturing has once again made the Permian Basin one of the richest oil fields in the world. But the improved reserves come with some serious water management issues. Drilling for oil uses water upfront, and brings up large volumes of water that need to be managed. The study, published in Environmental Science & Technology on Sept. 6, found that recycling the water produced during operat
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Here's How You Can Track Hurricane Irma OnlineWith so much online news and the smattering of social media posts on the formidable Hurricane Irma, you may find yourself at a loss for how to keep up with this Category 5 storm as it barrels toward Puerto Rico and possibly Florida.
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Here’s what the world’s most accurate weather model predicts for Irma Enlarge / 12z European operational model landfall location for Hurricane Irma. (credit: Ryan Maue/Twitter ) If you closely follow hurricane forecasting, you know that in recent years, the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts has the best forecast model in the world based upon skill scores. Often, the model produced by this intergovernmental organization of 34 nations generates the b
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Well done John Lewis, gender-free clothes are radical and validThe strict dividing line between clothes for boys and girls is just another way we shape young minds and society for the worse. Good riddance, says Lara Williams
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The sun just belched out the strongest solar flare in 12 yearsIf your GPS has been acting funny, take it up with the sun. Our star has released the most powerful solar flare since 2005
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Sleep may help eyewitnesses from choosing innocent suspectsSleep may influence an eyewitness's ability to correctly pick a guilty person out of a police lineup, indicates a study by Michigan State University researchers.
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Microsoft indgår trecifret millionaftale med Københavns Universitet om kvantecomputereDen længe ventede aftale mellem Microsoft og Københavns Universitet er nu underskrevet. Forskningssamarbejdet styrkes, og Microsoft opretter egen udviklingafdelling tæt på universitetsforskerne.
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What We Don't Know About What Facebook Knows Facebook claims it can reach more young people in the United States with advertisements than are actually alive, according to a new report. Last week, a trade magazine in Australia looked at the “reach” statistics that Facebook gave for that country, and found that the company estimated it could reach more young people than Australia’s census. Now, the firm Pivotal Research has done the same thin
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Trump's Early Christmas Gift to Democrats Paul and Mitch, take a seat: President Trump’s new best friends in Congress are Nancy and Chuck. In a surprising blow to his own party’s congressional leadership, the president on Wednesday struck a deal with Democrats to package nearly $8 billion in Hurricane Harvey relief with a three-month extension of government funding and increase in the debt ceiling. Trump agreed to the request by House Mi
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To guard against climate change, Los Angeles is painting its streets white From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News They plan to lower the temperature by 3 degrees over the next 20 years. Officials in LA plan to lower the temperature of the city by 3 degrees F over the next 20 years. To help achieve this goal, the city will coat streets with a material…
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Scientists Propose a New Kind of Quantum Computer, But What Does That Mean? Image: Tony Melov/UNSW There are weeks where it seems like every piece of physics news mentions quantum computing—but we are nowhere near a quantum iPhone. You probably remember that computers can consist of billions of nanometer-scale transistors etched into silicon. Those chips used to be enormous, room-sized setups where instead of transistors, there were tubes the size of light bulbs. Physici
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Storm Warning: Solar Outburst Could Scramble Earth's CommunicationsA solar flare and potential coronal mass ejection could black out some communications.
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Sun Unleashes Monster Solar Flare, Strongest in a DecadeEarly this morning (Sept. 6) the sun released two powerful solar flares — the second was the most powerful in more than a decade.
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New Feature: Cube Review Finally you can get feedback on your cubes! Select Review following submission to compare your trace with other accurate players who did the same cube. The Review button will highlight when your accuracy is below 80%, helping you know when a cube is worth double checking. The final consensus against which your accuracy is calculated includes your submission, as long as you are above the trailblaz
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A bioactive molecule may protect against congestive heart failure after heart attacksResearchers show that giving mice a form of the fatty acid-derived bioactive molecule called lipoxin improved heart function after a heart attack, as the lipoxin prompted early activation of the resolving phase of the immune response without altering the acute phase.
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The Cancer Patient Taking On High Drug Prices David Mitchell, 66, has multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that is incurable but treatable. To stay alive, he takes $440,000 worth of drugs a year. Mitchell counts himself as lucky. He has Medicare and can afford to buy Medicare Supplement Plan B, so his insurance covers his drugs. But not everyone is so fortunate, which is why instead of quietly retiring in his 60s, he founded a nonprofit to take
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ScienceTake: Wild Dogs Sneeze When They Are Ready to HuntThe number of African wild dogs in a pack who sneeze determines whether or not the pack goes on a hunt.
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Wild Dogs Sneeze to HuntAfrican wild dogs, highly social pack hunters, need a consensus to start a hunt. The votes, of sorts, may be cast by sneezing.
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Dealmaster: Get a Dell XPS upgradeable tower with Core i7 CPU for just $599 Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains , we're back with a bunch of new deals to share. Today you can get a Dell XPS 8910 tower desktop, complete with Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 1TB hard drive for just $599. This sleek tower is originally priced at $949, so now's the time to grab it if you've been looking to update your at-home or at-work PC. Check out the rest of the deals
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Inside Irma's Eye: Hurricane Hunters Capture Jaw-Dropping PhotosThe U.S. Air Force’s Hurricane Hunters recently flew into Hurricane Irma on a data-gathering mission for the National Hurricane Center, and they captured astonishing views of the storm's eye from the inside.
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Booger Bacterias Sweet Immune SuppressionSweet taste receptor-activating molecules produced by sinus microbes suppress the local innate immune system in humans.
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New study finds improved vaccine that protects against nine types of HPVCervical cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related death worldwide, with almost 300,000 deaths occurring each year. More than 80 percent of these deaths occur in developing nations. The advent of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines has significantly reduced the number of those who develop and die from cervical cancer. And thanks to an international effort to improve the vaccine, the
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Sleep may help eyewitnesses from choosing innocent suspectsSleep may influence an eyewitness's ability to correctly pick a guilty person out of a police lineup, indicates a study by Michigan State University researchers.
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New Horizons Will Get Incredibly Close to Its Next Target Artist’s depiction of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft flying by the possible binary 2014 MU69. (Image: Carlos Hernandez) On New Year’s Day 2019, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will zoom past MU69—a mysterious Kuiper Belt object located four billion miles from Earth. In anticipation of the upcoming flyby, NASA has just revealed the probe’s flight plan, and there’s some exciting news: New Horizons i
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Planned Neutrino Detector May Also Reveal Details of Earth's Interior Planned Neutrino Detector May Also Reveal Details of Earth's Interior The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment may address important physics questions and change the way we look at our planet. duneneutrino.jpg The upcoming Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment may be able to measure the internal structure of Earth by looking at neutrinos from the sun that penetrate our planet. Image credits: Alan
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Massive genetic study shows how humans are evolving Analysis of 215,000 people's DNA suggests variants that shorten life are being selected against. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22565
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Jupiter's aurora presents a powerful mysteryScientists on NASA's Juno mission have observed massive amounts of energy swirling over Jupiter's polar regions that contribute to the giant planet's powerful aurora - only not in ways the researchers expected.
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Federal utility: Coal ash removal would take 24 yearsA federal utility says it would take 24 years to dig up and move its coal ash at a Tennessee power plant under a court order that it still might appeal.
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'Critical' Security Flaw Found in Plugin Used by Everyone From the IRS to Office Depot Photo: Getty A newly-discovered vulnerability in a popular open-source framework could put major companies’ data at risk of theft or deletion, according to researchers who revealed the bug. The vulnerability, first reported by ZDNet , affects versions of the Apache Struts REST plugin dating back to 2008. The plugin is used in many web applications, but hackers could take advantage of the vulnerab
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The Most Important Details From the New Star Wars Books About Princess Leia and Captain Phasma Images: Disney Press and Del Rey September 1 wasn’t just the day all the wonderful new Last Jedi toys came out —it was the beginning of Journey to the Last Jedi , the wide range of books releasing between now and December to fill in the world of Disney’s ever-growing Star Wars canon. Here are the most significant moments and revelations contained within them. Everything from children’s books to a
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X-rays reveal temperament of possible planet-hosting starsA new study using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton suggests X-rays emitted by a planet's host star may provide critical clues to just how hospitable a star system could be. A team of researchers looked at 24 stars similar to the Sun, each at least one billion years old, and how their X-ray brightness changed over time.
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This redesign would cut bias on Airbnb In a study involving nearly 9,000 Airbnb users, researchers propose that implementing features that emphasize a user’s reputation can offset harmful social bias. The “share economy,” in which people rent goods and services, including their homes and automobiles, has numerous benefits for people trying to make extra money. One downside, however, is the prospect of people’s biases about race, gende
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Americans' views towards refugee resettlement: Not-in-my backyard (NIMBYism) and media framesA Dartmouth study finds that Americans are consistently less supportive of refugee resettlement within their own communities than nationally, illustrating the prevalence of not-in-my-backyard syndrome (NIMBYism). The manner in which the media links refugee issues to national security concerns was also found to affect public support for resettlement. The findings are published in Science Advances.
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Synthetic version of popular anticoagulant poised for clinical trialsA synthetic version of low molecular weight heparin is poised for clinical trials and development as a drug for patients with clotting disorders, and those undergoing procedures such as kidney dialysis, heart bypass surgery, stent implantation, and knee and hip replacement.
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Handheld 'pen' may bring real-time cancer diagnosis to surgeons' fingertipsScientists have developed a handheld probe capable of non-destructively distinguishing between tumors and healthy tissue within 10 seconds, which could enable rapid cancer diagnoses and help surgeons remove all traces of malignant masses during operations.
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18th century nautical charts document historic loss of coral reefsResearchers studying 18th century British nautical charts tracked the loss of coral reef habitat in the Florida Keys over the last two centuries. According to their analysis, entire sections of reef near the shore that were present prior to European settlement are now largely gone.
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Bacterial in-fighting provides new treatment for hospital infectionsA bacteria that is a leading cause of death worldwide from hospital acquired infections following antibiotic treatment looks set to be brought down through its own sibling rivalry.
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Due to climate change, one-third of animal parasites may be extinct by 2070The Earth's changing climate could cause the extinction of up to a third of its parasite species by 2070, according to a global analysis reported Sept. 6 in the journal Science Advances. Parasite loss could dramatically disrupt ecosystems, and the new study suggests that they are one of the most threatened groups of life on Earth.
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Unneeded medical care is common and driven by fear of malpractice, physician survey concludesA new national survey of more than 2,000 physicians across multiple specialties finds that physicians believe overtreatment is common and mostly perpetuated by fear of malpractice, as well as patient demand and some profit motives.
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Eighteenth century nautical charts reveal coral lossCenturies-old nautical charts, mapped by long-deceased sailors to avoid shipwrecks, have been used by modern scientists to study loss of coral reefs. A new US and Australian study -- including research from The University of Queensland and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies -- compared early British charts to modern coral habitat maps to understand changes t
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Scientists: New device accurately identifies cancer in secondsA team of scientists and engineers has invented a powerful tool that rapidly and accurately identifies cancerous tissue during surgery, delivering results in about 10 seconds. The MasSpec Pen is an innovative handheld instrument that gives surgeons precise diagnostic information about what tissue to cut or preserve, helping improve treatment and reduce the chances of cancer recurrence.
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People synchronize their walking gaits when carrying a stretcher-like object togetherWhen two people walk one in front of the other while carrying a stretcher-like object, they typically synchronize their gaits, according to a study published Sept. 6, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jessica Lanini from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, and colleagues.
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Pollen stays on bee bodies right where flowers need it for pollinationAfter grooming, bees still have pollen on body parts that match the position of flower pollen-sacs and stigmas, according to a study published Sept. 6, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Petra Wester from Heinrich-Heine-University, Germany, and colleagues.
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Listening to happy music may enhance divergent creativityListening to happy music may help generate more, innovative solutions compared to listening to silence, according to a study published Sept. 6, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Simone Ritter from Radboud University, The Netherlands and Sam Ferguson from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.
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Europe’s last wildernesses are under threat – can we save them?A glut of new dams and motorways in eastern and south-eastern Europe will bring prosperity, but could mean unique flora and fauna will soon be gone for good
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Jupiter’s powerful aurora is surprisingly different from Earth’sWe always assumed that auroras on Jupiter were caused by the same process that brings the swirling light shows to Earth. New observations show that they aren’t
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Here's Why The White Walkers Could Be The Best Thing To Happen To Westeros Let’s be honest here: the fictional country of Westeros, as we’ve seen it portrayed in books and HBO’s Game of Thrones , is kind of a shithole. Not only that, it’s currently on the brink of invasion by hundreds of thousands (perhaps more) undead warriors. Most people seem to think this is Bad News for Westeros. But not me. If played the right way, the White Walkers and their army of the dead coul
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In Irma's path, Haitians face storm's fury aloneInhabitants of Shada, a poor riverside community in northern Haiti, were surprised to learn that a massive, potentially catastrophic hurricane is headed their way.
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Webcast marks TV milestone, unsung pioneer behind itHappy 90th birthday, television!
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Climate change could wipe out a third of parasite species, study finds Parasites such as lice and fleas are crucial to ecosystems, scientists say, and extinctions could lead to unpredictable invasions Climate change could wipe out a third of all parasite species on Earth, according to the most comprehensive analysis to date. Tapeworms, roundworms, ticks, lice and fleas are feared for the diseases they cause or carry, but scientists warn that they also play a vital r
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Russia-tied hackers can gain control of power network: reportA Russia-linked cyber-espionage group has hacked into the controls of electricity distribution networks in the US and Europe, raising the risk of malicious, remotely-caused blackouts, computer security firm Symantec said Wednesday.
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Russia jails two members of notorious hacker groupA Russian court on Wednesday sentenced two members of an infamous hacking group to three years in jail for breaking into the accounts of high-ranking Russian officials.
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Iceland featured in FIFA 18 gameIceland fans rejoice. The Nordic country's national team will be featured in the FIFA 18 video game, its football association announced on Wednesday, after reaching an agreement with the developer EA Sports.
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Asteroid Florence has two moonsFlorence, an asteroid that came within 4.4 million miles (7.0 million kilometers) of Earth last week, has two small moons, according to radar images obtained by NASA.
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Herbicide rotation ineffective against resistance in waterhempFarmers have been battling herbicide-resistant weeds for generations. A common practice for most of that time has been to rotate between different herbicides every season. But despite farmers' best efforts, herbicide resistance has grown through the years, with some weed populations showing resistance to not one but four or five different herbicides. A new study from the University of Illinois exp
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The Social Benefits of Swearing Earlier this year, the Democratic National Committee began selling T-shirts on its site with a punchy slogan : “Democrats give a shit about people.” They were, of course, just following the lead of Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez, who has said that President Trump “ doesn't give a shit about health care." He’s not the only prominent Democrat who’s been known to curse in the heat
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Writers unblocked? Happy music boosts imaginative thinking, say researchers Uplifting music can help people think more flexibly and avoid getting stuck in a creative rut, say psychologists Jack London hunted it down with a club. Graham Greene found it on benzedrine. For Mary Godwin it struck one wet summer night after making up ghost stories with Lord Byron and her husband-to-be, Percy Shelley. Artists have relied on muses, nature, drink and drugs to fuel their creativit
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NASA sees Tropical Storm Katia develop near Mexico's east coastNASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical Storm Katia as it was developing along Mexico's east coast. On Sept. 5, the thirteenth tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season formed about 80 miles (125 kph) east of Tampico, Mexico, in the western Gulf of Mexico.
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Liar, liar, pants on fire! Groups lie more than individuals, according to new researchDo you pride yourself on being an honest person? Even individuals who have a proven track record of honest behavior are no match for the potentially negative influences present in a group dynamic, especially when money is at stake, according to a new study, published in the INFORMS journal Management Science.
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PupilScreen aims to allow parents, coaches, medics to detect concussion, TBIs with a phoneUniversity of Washington researchers are developing the first smartphone app that is capable of objectively detecting concussion and other traumatic brain injuries in the field: on the sidelines of a sports game, on a battlefield or in the home of an elderly person prone to falls.
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Why many Russians have gladly agreed to online censorshipThe Russian government has persuaded many of its citizens to avoid websites and social media platforms that are critical of the government, a new study has found.
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Earth as hybrid planet: New classification places Anthropocene era in astrobiological contextFor decades, as astronomers have imagined advanced extraterrestrial civilizations, they categorized such worlds by the amount of energy their inhabitants might conceivably be able to harness and use. They sorted the hypothetical worlds into three types according to a scheme named in 1964 for Soviet astronomer Nikolai Kardashev.
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Researchers riled by lack of detail in Brexit science plans UK government document fails to extinguish concerns over funding and migration. Nature 549 140 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22566
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Pollen hitches a ride on bees in all the right spotsFlower reproduction depends on the pollen that collects in hard-to-reach spots on bees, a new study shows.
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‘Fuel tanks’ extend starburst phase of young galaxies Researchers have found an explanation for certain galaxies’ long period of rapid star formation. In the early universe, brilliant starburst galaxies converted vast stores of hydrogen gas into new stars at a furious pace. The energy from this vigorous star formation took its toll on many young galaxies, blasting away much of their hydrogen gas, tamping down future star formation. For reasons that
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Comparing cancer drug effectiveness from cells to mice to manDartmouth researchers who studied the cancer drug gemcitabine in cell culture, mouse models and humans have shown that the drug, at administered (tolerated) dose, arrests cell growth during cancer progression. This information can lead to better understanding how gemcitabine can be combined with other drugs at identified phases to more effectively treat cancer.
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Army, UMD researchers develop water-based lithium-ion batteries that don't explodeResearchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of Maryland have developed for the first time a lithium-ion battery that uses a water-salt solution as its electrolyte and reaches the 4.0 volt mark desired for household electronics, such as laptop computers, without the fire and explosive risks associated with some commercially available non-aqueous lithium-ion batteries.
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'Vampires' may have been real people with this blood disorderFindings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveal a newly discovered genetic mutation that triggers erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP). It illuminates a novel biological mechanism potentially responsible for stories of 'vampires' and identifies a potential therapeutic target for treating EPP.
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Herbicide rotation ineffective against resistance in waterhempFarmers have been battling herbicide-resistant weeds for generations. A common practice for most of that time has been to rotate between different herbicides every season. But despite farmers' best efforts, herbicide resistance has grown through the years, with some weed populations showing resistance to not one but four or five different herbicides. A new study from the University of Illinois exp
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Finding better wind energy potential with the new European Wind AtlasOver the last 25 years, the world has seen an increased dependency on wind energy that promises to continue growing. This has created an ever-evolving process to develop a method that can accurately assess a region's wind energy potential. The most-used assessment methods today are based on the European Wind Atlas through the use of the Wind Atlas Analysis and Application Program (WAsP).
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Americans' views towards refugee resettlement: Not-in-my backyard (NIMBYism) and media framesA Dartmouth study finds that Americans are consistently less supportive of refugee resettlement within their own communities than nationally, illustrating the prevalence of not-in-my-backyard syndrome (NIMBYism). The manner in which the media links refugee issues to national security concerns was also found to affect public support for resettlement. The findings are published in Science Advances.
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Due to climate change, one-third of animal parasites may be extinct by 2070The Earth's changing climate could cause the extinction of up to a third of its parasite species by 2070, according to a global analysis reported Sept. 6 in the journal Science Advances. Parasite loss could dramatically disrupt ecosystems, and the new study suggests that they are one of the most threatened groups of life on Earth.
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Eighteenth century nautical charts reveal coral lossCenturies-old nautical charts, mapped by long-deceased sailors to avoid shipwrecks, have been used by modern scientists to study loss of coral reefs.
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Pollen stays on bee bodies right where flowers need it for pollinationAfter grooming, bees still have pollen on body parts that match the position of flower pollen-sacs and stigmas, according to a study published September 6, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Petra Wester from Heinrich-Heine-University, Germany, and colleagues.
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People synchronize their walking gaits when carrying a stretcher-like object togetherWhen two people walk one in front of the other while carrying a stretcher-like object, they typically synchronize their gaits, according to a study published September 6, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jessica Lanini from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, and colleagues.
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Fuckup Congressman Threatens FBI Director Over 'Pee Tape' Dossier The House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian election hacking has been a bad joke from day one. But now it’s just getting sad. Chairman Devin Nunes recused himself from the investigation in March after admitting to a secret, late-night rendezvous with White House staffers (though, not before he was caught lying about it to a Bloomberg reporter ). Yet his apparent fierce loyalty t
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House passes law to accelerate adoption of self-driving technology Enlarge / Pilot models of the Uber self-driving car at the Uber Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (credit: ANGELO MERENDINO/AFP/Getty Images) The House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved legislation designed to streamline rules governing self-driving cars. The legislation passed unanimously in a voice vote. In a highly polarized era, the debate over se
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Researchers report new way to make dissolving electronicsResearchers from the University of Houston and China have reported a new type of electronic device that can be triggered to dissolve through exposure to water molecules in the atmosphere.
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Monkey sees ... monkey knows? A metacognitive illusion in monkeysSocrates is often quoted as having said, "I know that I know nothing." This ability to know what you know or don't know—and how confident you are in what you think you know—is called metacognition.
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That Popular Big Green Egg Alternative Just Got an Insanely Good Discount Char-Griller Akorn Kamado Kooker , $247 Update: The WAREHOUSE30 code no longer works on this grill, which sucks, BUT...its $247 list price is actually one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on this thing, and about $50 less than what Amazon’s currently charging, so this is still a good deal. If you want a Big Green Egg charcoal grill, but don’t want to cash in your 401(k) to buy one, this Char-Gr
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Can Anyone Stop Burma’s Hardline Buddhist Monks? Even by the standards of Burma’s Rakhine State, which has seen its share of tragedy, the violence of the past two weeks has been staggering. Militants from the stateless Rohingya Muslim minority stormed police posts on August 25. The attacks killed at least a dozen members of Burma’s security forces and prompted clashes that have resulted in the deaths of some 400 people. The Burmese military cla
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Wildfires Rage Across the American West Dozens of forest and brush fires are currently burning across eight western states, forcing thousands to flee, destroying homes, and closing highways. Enormous volumes of smoke and ash are being thrown into the atmosphere as more than a million acres have burned in the past week alone, creating hazardous breathing conditions in many parts of the Pacific Northwest. In California, the La Tuna fire
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Lasker Awards Go to a Cell Biologist and Cancer Vaccine PioneersDouglas Lowy and John Schiller, whose work led to the HPV vaccine, and Michael Hall, who discovered the TOR pathway, win this year's prizes.
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Are There Optical Communication Channels in Our Brains?Neuroscientists have long observed biophotons produced in brain tissue. Nobody knows what these photons are for, but researchers are beginning to explore the possibilities.
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First Harvey, Then Irma and Jose. Why? It’s the Season.Experts say that with conditions just right in the tropical Atlantic, late summer and early fall is prime time for hurricanes.
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Stephen Fybish, Who Had Much to Say About the Weather, Dies at 80Mr. Fybish carved out a unique amateur niche in meteorological circles as an ardent hoarder and disseminator of weather data.
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In a blast from the past, Logitech releases a new trackball Logitech Of all the pointing devices that have been invented, the most neglected is probably the trackball. Trackball fans swear by them, arguing that they're kinder to wrists and hence a good choice if you suffer from repetitive strain injury or joint problems. But they've never quite made it into the mainstream. Logitech is hoping to bring the trackball back with its new MX Ergo trackball, anno
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Illegitimate journals scam even senior scientists Kelly Cobey has seen a litany of researchers preyed on by predatory journals — and has ideas on how to stop it. Nature 549 7 doi: 10.1038/549007a
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Readers were curious about rogue planets, exomoons and moreReaders had questions about rogue planets, human arrival in Australia, and exomoons.
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The Irony of How Hurricanes Move The forecast for Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, is bleak. According to guidance issued Wednesday morning by the National Hurricane Center, the storm will turn north in a day or two, slicing through the Florida Keys and into the center of that state’s peninsula. There is zero to like about NHC forecast trends for SE #Florida . Please ple
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Does Swearing Make You Likable? People are swearing more and more in public life with no negative consequences. Are there social benefits to swearing? And what's the psychology behind people actually enjoying it when others curse?
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As a general rule, body cam footage across US is not a public record Enlarge (credit: George Frey/Getty Images) The California Legislature missed the September deadline to approve pending legislation that would have made police body cam footage a public record. The bill's failure keeps the Golden State largely in line with the rest of the nation. The California measure , backed by the California News Publishers Association and opposed by law enforcement, would hav
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Space weather may be killing sperm whales Animals A stellar suspect in the mysterious beachings. Birds and whales have more in common than you think—they both get mixed up by solar storms.
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Three-quarters of Americans see head injuries in football as major problemA new national poll released today found three-quarters of fans say head injuries in football are a major problem and that playing football causes brain injuries, including CTE, which those surveyed said is a serious public health issue.
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Health of more than half of US adults affected by obesityConsidering weight across the life course, the prevalence of obesity among adults in the US rises considerably, suggesting that the effects on population health may be even more pervasive than previously understood, according to a new study led by a Boston University School of Public Health researcher.
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Researchers report new way to make dissolving electronicsResearchers from the University of Houston and China have reported a new type of electronic device that can be triggered to dissolve through exposure to water molecules in the atmosphere. The work holds promise for eco-friendly disposable personal electronics and biomedical devices that dissolve within the body.
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Predatory journals a global problemA massive investigation shows that contrary to popular belief, a majority of papers in suspected biomedical predatory journals (57 percent) are from high or upper middle income countries, with many coming from prestigious institutions. Predatory journals provide scientists with a quick and inexpensive way to publish their findings, but do not provide quality controls and are not included in scient
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Scientists discover the 'adrenaline' of the immune systemWho would have imagined that neurons are the masters of the immune system, eliciting an immediate and very powerful response from immune cells against infection?
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This Video Taken From A Plane Inside The Eye Of Hurricane Irma Is Very Intense GIF GIF: NOAA Irma, a Category 5 hurricane, is currently making landfall in the Caribbean on the islands east of Puerto Rico, and, like they have with other storms, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has sent planes in to the storm’s eye. Things get intense. And by intense, I mean pants-shittingly terrifying. More NOAA video shot yesterday is considerably less intense: NOAA says
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Learning is a ubiquitous, mysterious phenomenonActing Editor in Chief Elizabeth Quill talks about the science of learning and how our brains process new knowledge.
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T-Mobile to give free Netflix subscriptions to its smartphone customers Enlarge / T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere. (credit: Netflix) T-Mobile USA is giving free Netflix subscriptions to customers who buy at least two lines of T-Mobile One service. "Through an exclusive new partnership with Netflix, T-Mobile One family plans will now come with Netflix—at absolutely no extra charge... anyone with two or more qualifying T-Mobile One lines can get Netflix on us," T-Mobile a
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NASA's Juno Mission Shows Jupiter's Auroras Defy the Laws of Earthly PhysicsNASA's Juno mission overturns widely held scientific assumptions—again.
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The Uncomfortable Truth About Campus Rape Policy This is the first story in a three-part series examining how the rules governing sexual-assault adjudication have changed in recent years, and why some of those changes are problematic. Kwadwo “Kojo” Bonsu , 23, was on track to graduate in the spring of 2016 with a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Bonsu, who was born in Maryland, is the son of Ghanai
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Wetlands Could Save Cities--and Money, TooUsing insurance industry models, researchers determined that wetlands prevented some $625 million in damages due to Hurricane Sandy. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What the Hell Is an Initial Coin Offering?The ICO boom looks a lot like a bubble, but at its heart is a genuine innovation.
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Hackers Have Reportedly Gained 'Operational Access' to US Power Grids, But Don't Freak Yet Photo: Getty Hacking the power grid is one of the holy grails of hacker prowess. The first real power outage caused by hackers occurred near Kiev in 2015 . Now researchers say that a malicious group has gained unprecedented operational access to American power company systems, and experts worry that the ability to cause a blackout at will could be in the hands of unknown actors. On Wednesday, the
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See Hurricane Irma's Massive Eye Engulf an IslandHurricane Irma's eye engulfed the island of Barbuda before battering the island with intense storm surges and rainfall.
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Researchers discover why redheads are more prone to melanomaRed-haired people are known for pale skin, freckles, poor tanning ability and unfortunately, an increased risk for developing skin cancer. Research has shown that they have variants in Melanocortin 1 Receptor (MC1R), a protein crucial for pigmentation in humans, but how this translates to increased risk for cancer and whether that risk can be reversed has remained an active area of investigation -
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Blood tumor markers may warn when lung cancer patients are progressingUniversity of Colorado Cancer Center study suggests that rather than screening for disease, blood tumor markers could be useful in monitoring therapeutic outcomes in those with already established disease.
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NASA sees Tropical Storm Katia develop near Mexico's east coastNASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical Storm Katia as it was developing along Mexico's east coast. On Sept. 5, the thirteenth tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season formed about 80 miles (125 kph) east of Tampico, Mexico, in the western Gulf of Mexico.
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Liar, liar, pants on fire! Groups lie more than individuals, according to new researchDo you pride yourself on being an honest person? Even individuals who have a proven track record of honest behavior are no match for the potentially negative influences present in a group dynamic, especially when money is at stake, according to a new study, published in the INFORMS journal Management Science.
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Scientific study review presents health promoting potential of mangoesResearch continually unveils new insights about mangoes and their role in the diet for health. According to a comprehensive review of the available scientific literature published in the May issue of Food & Function, mangoes and their individual components have anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties, which may help to reduce risk for chronic disease.
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Earth as hybrid planet: New classification places Anthropocene era in astrobiological contextA team of researchers including the University of Washington's Marina Alberti has devised a new classification scheme for the evolutionary stages of worlds based on 'non-equilibrium thermodynamics' -- a planet's energy flow being out of synch, as the presence of life could cause. Lead author is Adam Frank of the University of Rochester.
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The weight of Harvey’s floodwater actually made Houston sink a little Enlarge / Harvey as seen from the International Space Station. (credit: NASA ) Strong and sturdy as bedrock may seem, it’s possible to pile enough weight onto the Earth’s surface to squish it downward a bit. The planet’s great ice sheets, for example, have done this on a pretty significant scale. Many regions that are now relieved of the ice sheets they hosted during the last ice age are, in fact
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Predatory journals a global problemA massive investigation published in Nature shows that contrary to popular belief, a majority of papers in suspected biomedical predatory journals (57 percent) are from high or upper middle income countries, with many coming from prestigious institutions.
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New Observations by NASA's Juno Spacecraft Are Shaking Up Theories About Jupiter’s Auroras Image: Hubble Space Telescope Jupiter features the largest and most powerful auroral display in the Solar System. As spectacular as they are, however, very little is known about these dancing displays of Southern and Northern lights. A recent survey by NASA’s Juno spacecraft is providing new evidence about Jupiter’s auroras—and it’s becoming increasingly clear they’re not at all like what we expe
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Machines are getting schooled on fairnessMachine-learning programs are introducing biases that may harm job seekers, loan applicants and more.
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Rigsrevisorer dumper ministerium for sjusk med energispareordningIfølge Rigsrevisionens længe ventede rapport har den omstridte energispareordning til 1,5 mia. kroner nærmest været et ta’ selv bord for energiselskaberne, hvis indsats kun blev kontrolleret sporadisk.
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Apparently, Apple and Amazon Are in a Bidding War for the James Bond Film Rights Image: MGM / Eon Productions Unnamed sources are telling The Hollywood Reporter that the fight for distribution rights to the James Bond films just got two new contenders: Apple and Amazon. Up until now Warner Bros. have been in the lead with the best bid, but let’s be honest. Apple and Amazon have deeper pockets. Two of the world’s biggest tech companies entering a bidding war for a franchise as
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Trump's Buck Passing on Immigration It wasn’t exactly a profile in courage, but it may turn out to be one of Donald Trump’s politically shrewder bits of buck-passing. In moving to “wind down” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, aka DACA, Trump did not make the Tuesday announcement himself. Rather, he handed the axe to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a man devout in his belief that the path of righteousness is paved
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Turning the Trump Era Into a Horror Story This story contains spoilers through Episode 1 of American Horror Story: Cult. Your fears are all founded, horror stories always say. The monster really is under the bed. That closet does contain a killer. The glint in your child’s eye is a demon. Or, as in the case of American Horror Story: Cult— take whatever nightmares, whatever worst-case scenarios, that the election of Donald Trump planted i
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Why many Russians have gladly agreed to online censorshipThe Russian government has persuaded many of its citizens to avoid websites and social media platforms that are critical of the government, a new study has found.
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Finding better wind energy potential with the new European Wind AtlasOver the last 25 years, the world has seen an increased dependency on wind energy that promises to continue growing. This has created an ever-evolving process to develop a method that can accurately assess a region's wind energy potential. The European Union and other countries have begun development of the New European Wind Atlas, the details of which a Danish researcher discusses in this week's
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PupilScreen aims to allow parents, coaches, medics to detect concussion, TBIs with a phoneUniversity of Washington researchers are developing a smartphone app that is capable of objectively detecting concussion and other traumatic brain injuries in the field, which could provide a new level of screening for athletes and accident victims.
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One powerful cell makes or breaks your habitsDuke University neuroscientists have pinpointed a single type of neuron deep within the brain that serves as a 'master controller' of habits. The team found that habit formation boosts the activity of this influential cell, and that shutting it down is enough to break unhelpful habits in sugar-seeking mice. The findings may point towards new treatments for addiction or compulsive behavior in human
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Monkey sees ... monkey knows?Monkeys had higher confidence in their ability to remember an image when the visual contrast was high. These kinds of metacognitive illusions -- false beliefs about how we learn or remember best -- are shared by humans, leading brain and cognitive scientists to believe that metacognition could have an evolutionary basis.
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CBD may protect against psychiatric risk from high-THC cannabis strainsA study by Indiana University neuroscientists published Sept. 5 finds that a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis called cannabidiol, or CBD, appears to protect against the long-term negative psychiatric effects of THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
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NIST, NFL, GE and Under Armour announce grand prize winner in Head Health Challenge IIIThe US Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Football League, GE, and Under Armour today announced that a team of materials designers led by Dynamic Research Inc. has been selected as the grand prize winner of Head Health Challenge III, a contest meant to spur the discovery, design and development of advanced materials to better absorb or mitigate force
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Millionsamarbejde: Microsoft vil udvikle kvantecomputer med dansk universitetI en ny aftale investerer Microsoft et trecifret millionbeløb i forskning og udviklingning af kvantecomputere hos Københavns Universitet.
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African wild dogs vote with sneezes on important pack issues Animals Dog democracy. The researchers followed five packs of wild dogs for a year. They found that the number of sneezes was the most important factor that predicted departure.
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Irma Has Company: 2 New Tropical Storms Are Brewing in the AtlanticOn the heels of the monster Category 5 Hurricane Irma, two other tropical storms are growing – Jose and Katia.
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Curved substrates restrict spreading and induce differentiation of stem cellsAn invention by Florida Institute of Technology's Shengyuan Yang was found to naturally narrow the spreading of stem cells and has the potential to induce and regulate their differentiation.
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Was Charlottesville a Turning Point for the 'Alt-Right'? The journalist Angela Nagle spent years on some of the most transgressive fringes of the web to write Kill All the Normies: Online Culture Wars From 4Chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right. Her book traces the alt-right from its origins in an irony-laced digital counterculture of “shitposters” and trolls to the role it played in 2016, when antagonism to PC culture helped its members to unite
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Ars Technica

Houston hospitals see surge in skin infections in Harvey’s wake Enlarge / Montgomery County Hospital District responds to a 911 call in a flooded neighborhood during Hurricane Harvey. (credit: Getty | Anadolu Agency ) As contaminated flood waters recede in the Houston area, patients with skin infections are spilling into local hospitals and clinics, the Houston Chronicle reports . Over the holiday weekend, doctors saw significant—but not overwhelming—upticks
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Your tap water may contain plastic, researchers warnPeople may be ingesting between 3,000 and 4,000 microparticles of plastic from tap water every year, said a study Wednesday based on samples from 14 countries.
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House passes bill to speed deployment of self-driving carsThe House voted Wednesday to speed the introduction of self-driving cars by giving the federal government authority to exempt automakers from safety standards not applicable to the technology, and to permit deployment of up to 100,000 of the vehicles annually over the next several years.
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Dali group: Artist's exhumed DNA disproves paternity claimA paternity test has disproved a Spanish woman's claim that she is the daughter of surrealist artist Salvador Dali, the deceased painter's foundation announced Wednesday.
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Here's What You Need To Know About Hurricane Irma As the powerful storm approaches the U.S., here are some of the basics about the dangers it poses. (Image credit: AP/NOAA)
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Donald Trump Should Look to Germany for Scientific Inspiration
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India Plans to Build a HyperloopHyperloop Transportation Technologies plans to build a route connecting Vijaywada and Amaravati in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
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China's looking to one-up Elon Musk's hyperloop From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal If created as proposed, T Flight will be faster, with more extensive routes. Defense and space giant CASIC announces that it's pooling its resources to build supersonic levitating trains.
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Defects in next-generation solar cells can be healed with lightResearchers have shown that defects in the molecular structure of perovskites -- a material which could revolutionize the solar cell industry -- can be 'healed' by exposing it to light and just the right amount of humidity.
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Water-based lithium-ion batteries without explosive risks now a realityResearchers at the University of Maryland and the US Army Research Laboratory have developed for the first time a lithium-ion battery that uses a water-salt solution as its electrolyte and reaches the 4.0 volt mark desired for household electronics, such as laptop computers, without the fire and explosive risks associated with some commercially available non-aqueous lithium-ion batteries. Their wo
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John Deutch on realistic projections of economic growth and carbon emissionsBetween 2008 and 2015, the United States was able to reduce carbon emissions while enjoying limited economic growth. But in a commentary published Sept. 6 in the journal Joule, John Deutch, who has worked with the energy departments of several presidential administrations, urges cautious optimism. He explains the country experienced a short-term decoupling of emissions and economic growth that mod
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Scientists fear Brexit brain drain if leaked Home Office proposals implemented Royal Society research shows that 16% of academic staff and 14% of all post graduate researchers come from the EU The UK faces a science brain drain following Brexit if leaked Home Office proposals for immigration are enacted, leading campaigners have warned. The warning comes as the government published its Brexit science position paper outlining its hopes to continue to pay into European funded
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Storm Katia builds in Caribbean as Irma strikesAs powerful Hurricane Irma tears across the Caribbean towards Florida, a new tropical storm formed in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday and is threatening to become a hurricane, US weather monitors said.
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Two significant solar flares imaged by NASA's SDOThe sun emitted two significant solar flares on the morning of Sept. 6, 2017. The first peaked at 5:10 a.m. EDT and the second, larger flare, peaked at 8:02 a.m. EDT. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured images of both events. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically a
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Ars Technica

New Surfaces rumored for late October reveal in London Enlarge / Surface Pro with a Cobalt Blue Type Cover. Microsoft is holding a two-day event in London at the end of October called " Future Decoded ." A range of speakers, including Azure CTO Mark Russinovich and Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth, will be speaking. Included among their number is Panos Panay, corporate vice president of Microsoft Devices. Panay's presence, according to sources speakin
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New collection showcases success stories, insights on science communicationNow more than ever, communication is a critical skill for scientists, and the Annals of the Entomological Society of America has published a new collection of articles to get entomologists talking about science communication.
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GPM satellite probes dangerous category 5 Hurricane IrmaThe GPM core observatory satellite had an exceptional view of hurricane Irma's eye and found extreme rainfall within the Category 5 storm's eyewall.
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NASA satellite sees Barbuda in the eye of Hurricane IrmaIn a unique image, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Hurricane Irma when the island of Barbuda was in the center of the storm's eye.
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NASA watching Tropical Storm Jose get organizedTropical Storm Jose appeared somewhat elongated in NASA satellite imagery as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead, but the storm organized and strengthened overnight.
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Malaria: Drug candidate may reduce spread of the parasiteSignificant headway has been made in controlling malaria. However, two vexing problems remain: currently available treatments are unable to block transmission of the parasite that causes the disease, and the parasite often becomes resistant to drugs. According to a new study led by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), there is a class of compounds that could address both of th
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John Deutch on realistic projections of economic growth and carbon emissionsBetween 2008 and 2015, the United States was able to reduce carbon emissions while enjoying limited economic growth. Earlier this year in Science, President Barack Obama pointed to this data as evidence of "the irreversible momentum of clean energy" (10.1126/science.aam6284). But in a commentary published September 6 in the journal Joule, John Deutch, who has worked with the energy departments of
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Water-based lithium-ion batteries without explosive risks now a realityResearchers at the University of Maryland and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed for the first time a lithium-ion battery that uses a water-salt solution as its electrolyte and reaches the 4.0 volt mark desired for household electronics, such as laptop computers, without the fire and explosive risks associated with some commercially available non-aqueous lithium-ion batteries. Their
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Wildlife loss and climate change can synergistically increase tick abundance and the risk of tick-borne diseaseAround the world, ticks are one of the most important vectors of zoonotic diseases—animal diseases communicable to humans—and they're everywhere.
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Does the organic material of comets predate our solar system?The Rosetta space probe discovered a large amount of organic material in the nucleus of comet 'Chury.' In an article published by MNRAS on Aug. 31, 2017, two French researchers advance the theory that this matter has its origin in interstellar space and predates the birth of the solar system.
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Hurricane Irma’s epic size is being fuelled by global warmingThe monster storm has the second strongest wind speeds ever recorded for an Atlantic hurricane, and its growth was fuelled by warming waters
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New app could transform music teaching in schoolsDeveloped by academics and musicians at the University of Sussex, the Syncphonia app enables a music teacher or conductor to break down the different parts of a piece of music, so that the notes and tempo for each player's instrument is displayed on their own tablet, highlighted bar by bar. This keeps them in time with the rest of the orchestra without being distracted by multiple lines of notatio
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This one goes up to 11: Researchers crack code for genetic 'control dials'Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, Spain, have developed a new technique to crack the underlying DNA code for the 'control dials' that determine levels of gene activity in bacteria. The discovery has important implications for biotechnology, because genetically engineered bacteria and other organisms are used to produce useful molecules such as new materials and drugs.
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How to Record Live TV When You Don't Have Cable Photo by Jens Kreuter on Unsplash The latest craze among Millennials is the old school TV antenna—at least according to a piece last month in The Wall Street Journal . Combined with standalone services like Netflix, Hulu and HBO Now, adding a $20 over-the-air antenna to your arsenal makes cutting the cord easier than ever. There’s just one problem: ditching your cable box also means losing out on
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Ars Technica

Pokémon Go will get monster trading, one-on-one battles Enlarge / An image from an early Pokemon Go trailer that still doesn't reflect anything that's possible in the actual game. For over a year now, dedicated Pokémon Go players have been asking for the ability to use their collected monsters more like they do in traditional Pokemon games, by trading and battling with other players directly. Pokemon Company President Tsunekazu Ishihara confirmed to B
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The Atlantic

There Is No Precedent for What America Wants From North Korea There’s one statistic that underscores just how difficult it will be for the Trump administration to achieve its goals regarding North Korea. Following the North’s test of its most powerful nuclear bomb yet, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis reaffirmed America’s commitment to “the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula,” which would require North Korea to give up all the nuclear weapons that
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The Atlantic

Why Is Hollywood Developing Three Different Joker Movies? No subgenre has seen a more massive boost in prestige in Hollywood than the comic-book film. It used to be surprising when critically acclaimed young directors like Bryan Singer would take on a project like X-Men , whereas now it’s practically a matter of course for fledgling artists to leap at such an opportunity, and for Oscar-feted stars to burnish their credentials with a superhero jaunt (thi
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Gizmodo

Amazon Warehouse Employees Are the Most Important Workers in America Photo: Getty The future is not completely unpredictable. Many of the most powerful economic and political trends in this country can be found inside an Amazon warehouse. And what happens to the workers there will say a lot about our collective future. Our nation—as it often has throughout modern history—is experiencing a diffuse sense that our future is uncertain, that our economic prospects are
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Two significant solar flares imaged by NASA's SDOThe sun emitted NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured images of two significant solar flares on the morning of Sept. 6, 2017.
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Study shows how retractions significantly hurt scientistsLife scientists who have published papers that are retracted by journals subsequently suffer a 10 percent drop in citations of their remaining work, compared to similar but unaffected scientists, according to a new study by MIT researchers.
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Malaria: Drug candidate may reduce spread of the parasiteScientists have identified a class of compounds that can block transmission of the parasite that causes malaria and reduce resistance to currently available drugs.
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NASA watching Tropical Storm Jose get organizedTropical Storm Jose appeared somewhat elongated in NASA satellite imagery as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead, but the storm organized and strengthened overnight.
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Tick tockAround the world, ticks are one of the most important vectors of zoonotic diseases -- animal diseases communicable to humans -- and they're everywhere.
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Overcoming barriers to recruiting blacks/African-Americans for dementia researchIn a paper published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, lead author Eseosa Ighodaro, Ph.D., encouraged fellow researchers to address the challenges associated with studying dementia in blacks/African-Americans.
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Bulletproof Coffee Announces Bottled Bullshit Launch at Whole Foods Image: thedabblist /Flickr If you agitate cream enough, you will make whipped cream. Continue agitating it and skim off the liquid, and you will make butter. Put that in your coffee, and you have now wasted a lot of energy to put cream into your coffee. Somehow, the company trying to capitalize on this time waste of a beverage has amassed a following with its cherry-picked science and bold weight
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Today's Best Deals: PC Accessories, Klipsch Sound Bar, Amazon Echo, and More Amazon’s second straight tech sale , half off a popular sound bar , and Gobblet lead off Wednesday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals PC Accessory Gold Box Hot off the heels of yesterday’s storage and networking Gold Box, Amazon’s running a new one-day sale today on things that could broadly be considered PC accesso
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Free Public Event: The Meditating Brain Image: Shutterstock From contemplation to prayer, forms of meditation exist in every society. Now, using up-to-date technologies, these ancient practices are being increasingly studied by neurologists. Although learning to meditate—to turn off all distractions—is no easy task, the advertised benefits claim it to be worthwhile. Such alleged benefits include the “calming” of neurotransmitters, beat
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Gizmodo

Write a Short Story About the Economics of the Future and You Could Win $12,000 Image: Helen Tseng The best science fiction works revolve around deep-seated ideas that can speak to humanity as a whole. Having enough money to get what you need to live—or what happens when you don’t—is one of those fundamental ideas, and the focus of a new writing contest sponsored by the Economic Security Project. We at io9 are pleased to announce the ESP’s Into the Black contest, which calls
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Hear the Guy Behind Google’s AI Music and Art Project Explain How Deep Learning Is Reshaping Sounds and ImagesDouglas Eck, leader of Project Magenta, talks about how Google’s AI is helping artists make better music than ever before.
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Ars Technica

Google’s Street View cars are now giant, mobile 3D scanners Google Google's got a hot new ride. The company has a new Street View car with updated cameras, and—surprisingly—a set of Lidar (Light, Detection and Ranging) cans! Google doesn't have anything up officially about this, but Wired has the scoop on the new vehicles. The new cars are all Hyundai Elantra GTs with a sweet paint job (ok, probably a vinyl wrap) featuring—what else?—Street View imagery o
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When a Company Is Making Money From the Opioid Crisis In a year of big stories, the opioid crisis has become one of the biggest, though it’s been a problem since the early 2000s. Around then, people in Kentucky, West Virginia, and southeast Ohio started referring to Percocet, OxyContin, and Vicodin as “hillbilly heroin.” The pills were easy to get and easy to abuse. Between those, and heroin and synthetics like fentanyl—which many have since moved o
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NASA satellite sees Barbuda in the eye of Hurricane IrmaIn a unique image, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Hurricane Irma when the island of Barbuda was in the center of the storm's eye.
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Does the organic material of comets predate our solar system?The Rosetta space probe discovered a large amount of organic material in the nucleus of comet 'Chury.' In an article published by MNRAS on Aug. 31, 2017, two French researchers advance the theory that this matter has its origin in interstellar space and predates the birth of the solar system.
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This one goes up to 11: Researchers crack code for genetic 'control dials'Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, Spain, have developed a new technique to crack the underlying DNA code for the 'control dials' that determine levels of gene activity in bacteria. The discovery has important implications for biotechnology, because genetically engineered bacteria and other organisms are used to produce useful molecules such as new materials and drugs.
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Firebricks offer low-cost storage for carbon-free energyMIT researchers draw from an ancient technology in their latest solution to enabling rapid expansion of wind, solar and nuclear power. Heat-storing firebricks could be used to level electricity prices for renewables, they propose.
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GPM satellite probes dangerous category 5 Hurricane IrmaThe GPM core observatory satellite had an exceptional view of hurricane Irma's eye and found extreme rainfall within the Category 5 storm's eyewall.
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Researchers measure the basis of color visionDr. Wolf M. Harmening from University Eye Hospital Bonn, together with American colleagues, studied color vision by probing individual sensory cells in the human eye. The results confirm that the photoreceptor cells of the retina are especially sensitive to colors corresponding to their visual pigments, even when stimulated in isolation. A new observation is that proximity effects play a key role:
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Genetic alterations that make a type of brain cancer more aggressive were identifiedThe study set out to identify the mechanisms that make astrocytomas so aggressive and to find ways to customize treatment to patient needs.
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Study points to path for better diagnosis of eating disorders, the deadliest of mental illnessesA 'radical' new method for diagnosing eating disorders predicts 68 percent of people's problems in psychological and social functioning due to eating-disorder features. By contrast, the DSM-5 traditionally used by clinicians predicts slightly less than 10 percent.
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Common cerebral white matter abnormalities found in children with autistic traitsBrain imaging study shows white matter structural changes in children correspond to severity of autistic traits.
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Not adhering to recommended exams for severe narrowing of the aortic valve associated with increased heart failurePatients with asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis who did not follow recommended guidelines for regular exams had poorer survival and were more likely to be hospitalized for heart failure, according to a study published by JAMA Cardiology.
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Health insurance changes, access to care by patients' mental health statusA research letter published by JAMA Psychiatry examined access to care before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and after the ACA for patients grouped by mental health status using a scale to assess mental illness in epidemiologic studies.
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Mislabeled moisturizers create problems for skin disorder sufferersA new Northwestern Medicine study found that nearly half of the moisturizers on consumer shelves marked 'fragrance free' could still cause a skin rash or allergy, 83 percent of moisturizers labeled 'hypoallergenic' had at least one potentially allergenic ingredient, and products labeled as 'dermatologist-recommended' often came with a higher price tag. The study will help dermatologists guide cons
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Ars Technica

Google Fiber shut off customer’s service because she owed 12 cents Enlarge / Google Fiber equipment boxes in a Kansas City home in 2012. (credit: Google Fiber | Bloomberg) One day last month, Kansas City resident Victoria Tane's Google Fiber Internet service stopped working. It turned out that Google Fiber cut off her Internet access because she owed 12 cents after an odd series of events involving an unused e-mail address, automated customer account systems, an
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Hurricane Irma Closes Arecibo ObservatoryThe threat from the Category 5 storm has shuttered the world’s second-largest radio telescope until further notice -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Pacific corals in 'worrying' state: researchersA survey of Pacific corals has found many severely bleached, some near-dead, according to marine researchers who warned Wednesday that global warming threatened the precious ecosystem's very survival.
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Molecular map shows how to disable dangerous bioweaponDuring World War II, the Soviet Red Army was forced to move their biological warfare operations out of the path of advancing Nazi troops. Among the dangerous cargo were vials of Francisella tularensis, the organism that causes tularemia and one of the world's most infectious pathogens.
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Zinc transporter key to fighting pancreatic cancer and moreWhen trace elements rise to toxic levels, bad things happen.
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Want to make your vote really count? Stick a blockchain on itDemocracy has some serious flaws. A radical rethink of the technology behind bitcoin could put real political power back in the hands of the people
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This qubit redesign may make it easier to make quantum computersRevamping the qubit to allow it to communicate across greater distances makes room for the electronics needed to power a quantum computer
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Enter the world of virtual dating with pigeons and dream daddiesA wave of video games that let you practice your dating etiquette are not necessarily as superficial as they seem
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How Hurricane Irma Became Such a Monster NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite captured this image of Irma approaching Puerto Rico. Image: NOAA Meteorologists were at a loss for words yesterday as Hurricane Irma intensified into a enormous, record-smashing Category 5. Packing “catastrophic” and “life-threatening” winds of 185 miles per hour (300 km/h), the storm now bearing down on Puerto Rico and the US Virgin islands is officially the strongest At
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Light-based method improves practicality and quality of remote wind measurementsResearchers have developed a new remote sensing instrument based on light detection and ranging (LIDAR) that could offer a simple and robust way to accurately measure wind speed. The detailed, real-time wind measurements could help scientists to better understand how hurricanes form and provide information that meteorologists can use to pinpoint landfall earlier, giving people more time to prepare
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Fuel economy standards cheaper, more beneficial than previously believedThe regulations that set fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emission goals for cars and trucks have lower costs and higher benefits than previous analyses report, a new Carnegie Mellon University study shows.
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France to end fossil fuel productionThe French government unveiled plans Wednesday to put an end to oil and gas production on its territory in a largely symbolic move it hopes will inspire bigger producing nations to copy.
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Ozone limits at play as EPA, industry and environmental groups weigh inAfter the Environmental Protection Agency initially announced a delay in enforcing stricter ozone limits, the agency now plans to meet the original October deadline for implementing the new standards. But according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, industry-supported legislation could put a hold on the new limits once aga
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Voting vulnerability: Study points to potential fraud in online voting registration systemsOnline attackers may be able to purchase - for as little as a few thousand dollars - enough personal information to potentially alter voter registration information in as many as 35 states and the District of Columbia, according to a new Harvard study.
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More stringent rape laws reduce chances a country will face civil war, study findsCountries that have longer punitive sentences for rape crimes are less likely to have civil war and strife, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas researcher.
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This antidepressant may slow Parkinson’s disease An antidepressant drug that’s been around for more than 50 years may slow the progression of Parkinson’s, new research suggests. In a proof-of-concept study, published in the journal Neurobiology of Disease , the drug nortriptyline, which has been used to treat depression and nerve pain, stopped the growth of abnormal proteins that can build up in the brain and lead to the development of the dise
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Zinc transporter key to fighting pancreatic cancer and morePatients suffering from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease harbor significantly higher levels of zinc and iron in their brains than healthy patients. Those with pancreatic cancer have an unusually high amount of a specific zinc transporter. So, controlling those levels could be an effective plan of attack against these diseases and others, said Jian Hu, Michigan State University biochemist.
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Fuel economy standards cheaper, more beneficial than previously believedThe regulations that set fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas emission goals for cars and trucks have lower costs and higher benefits than previous analyses report, a new Carnegie Mellon University study shows.
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Molecular map shows how to disable dangerous bioweaponDuke scientists recently mapped out the complex molecular circuitry that enables Francisella tularensis, the bacterium that causes tularemia, to become virulent. Tularemia is one of the top six bioterrorism agents, alongside anthrax, botulism, plague, smallpox and viral hemorrhagic fever. The new map, published in the journal Genes & Development, reveals a unique characteristic of the bacterium th
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Light-based method improves practicality and quality of remote wind measurementsResearchers have developed a new remote sensing instrument based on light detection and ranging that could offer a simple and robust way to accurately measure wind speed, which could help scientists better understand how hurricanes form and provide information to pinpoint landfall earlier.
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UNH researchers find campus sexual violence significantly affects academicsNew research by the University of New Hampshire shows that aggressive sexual acts can also adversely impact school work and overall college experience.
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Curves in all the right placesResearchers from the University of Liverpool collaborating with University College London, Banfield Pet Hospitals and the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition have developed the first evidence-based growth standards chart for dogs.
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'Absolver' Is a Stunning Fighting Game That Lacks PersonalityThe heroes of 'Absolver' are warriors without identity, which is a fitting metaphor for Sloclap's elaborate but barren new fighting game.
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Why the Hell Would Anyone Use a Trackball Mouse? All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo With its big rolypoly ball and huge hand rest, the venerable trackball mouse looks like a holdover from 1996. Or maybe 1946— that’s the first time a trackball was used as an input device in a computer . Its popularity has waned since the introduction of the mouse and then the trackpad. And for good reason. Those devices take up way less space! But here’s the thing:
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Mini’s new John Cooper Works GP Concept has me hot and bothered It turns out Mini had more up its sleeve for this year's Frankfurt Auto Show than just the Electric Concept we showed you last week. It's unwrapping another concept, one that looks suspiciously production-ready. It's called the John Cooper Works GP Concept, and it has me all hot and bothered. It's meant to be a pure expression of Mini-flavored driving fun. Or, as head of BMW Group design Adrian v
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IBM Pitched Its Watson Supercomputer as a Revolution in Cancer Care. It's Nowhere CloseThree years after IBM began selling Watson for Oncology to recommend cancer treatments to doctors, it's falling short of the lofty expectations IBM created for it -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Keychain detector could catch food allergens before it's too lateFor kids and adults with food allergies, a restaurant outing can be a fraught experience. Even when care is taken, freshly prepared or packaged meals can accidentally become cross-contaminated with an offending food and trigger a reaction. Now researchers report in the journal ACS Nano the development of a new portable allergen-detection system—including a keychain analyzer—that could help prevent
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Houston got rich on urban sprawl, and now it’s paying the priceUnfettered economic growth guaranteed Houston's vulnerability to a natural disaster that hit the poorest hardest, says analyst Owen Gaffney
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Can injecting Zika into brain kill deadly glioblastoma? A new study shows the Zika virus kills brain cancer stem cells—the kind of cells most resistant to standard treatments. The findings suggest the lethal power of the virus could be directed at malignant cells in the brain—and potentially improve the chances of people with glioblastoma—that is most often fatal within a year of diagnosis. “We showed that Zika virus can kill the kind of glioblastoma
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Københavns kollektive trafik står over for en massiv udbygningEn svævebane, nye metrolinjer og en letbane mellem Refshaleøen, Brønshøj Torv og Københavns Hovedbanegård. Alle de muligheder skal Københavns Borgerrepræsentation tage stilling til i forbindelse med endnu en udbygning af hovedstadens kollektive trafik.
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Lobbyists Sure Love Trump’s Expensive Golf Courses for Some Reason (Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images) President Trump never properly separated himself from his businesses, giving anyone with enough money an opportunity to influence the US government. And a new investigation by USA Today pulls back the curtain on who’s buying their way into Trump’s golf courses using some clever investigative techniques: Reporters at the paper used social media and public go
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How to build a company where the best ideas win | Ray DalioWhat if you knew what your coworkers really thought about you and what they were really like? Ray Dalio makes the business case for using radical transparency and algorithmic decision-making to create an idea meritocracy where people can speak up and say what they really think -- even calling out the boss is fair game. Learn more about how these strategies helped Dalio create one of the world's mo
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How to Calm Anxiety in Uncertain Times, According to This Famous Buddhist The only way the furies are stopped is by “giving them a place of honor.” Read More
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More stringent rape laws reduce chances a country will face civil war, study findsCountries that have longer punitive sentences for rape crimes are less likely to have civil war and strife, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas researcher.
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Curves in all the right placesResearchers from the University of Liverpool collaborating with University College London, Banfield Pet Hospitals and the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition have developed the first evidence-based growth standards chart for dogs.
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Breakthrough study reveals new diagnosis for Alzheimer'sIn the largest and most conclusive study of its kind, researchers have analyzed blood samples to create a novel and non-invasive way of helping to diagnose Alzheimer's disease and distinguishing between different types of neurodegenerative disorders.Following this breakthrough discovery, Alzheimer's sufferers may now have an additional test to improve the accuracy of diagnosis in order to better t
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Art courses could help medical students become better clinical observersIn an effort to explore ways to improve clinical observation skills among medical students, researchers from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, in collaboration with educators at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, published a study in Ophthalmology that found significant improvement in observational recognition skills among students
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Ozone limits at play as EPA, industry and environmental groups weigh inAfter the Environmental Protection Agency initially announced a delay in enforcing stricter ozone limits, the agency now plans to meet the original October deadline for implementing the new standards. But according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society, industry-supported legislation could put a hold on the new limits once again.
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Substance in coffee delays onset of diabetes in laboratory miceIn recent years, researchers have identified substances in coffee that could help quash the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But few of these have been tested in animals. Now in study appearing in ACS' Journal of Natural Products, scientists report that one of these previously untested compounds appears to improve cell function and insulin sensitivity in laboratory mice. The finding could spur
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Liver cancer patients can start with lower dose of chemotherapy and live just as longPatients with the most common type of liver cancer who are taking the chemotherapy drug sorafenib can begin their treatment with a lower dose than is currently considered standard, and it will not affect how long they live when compared to patients who start on the full dose.
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A meta-analysis in JPSP suggests that Grit is basically conscientiousness. This provides a case study for the dangers of popularizing science (and recommendations from science) too quickly. submitted by /u/markmana [link] [comments]
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The secret to Germany’s scientific excellence With a national election this month, Germany proves that foresight and stability can power research. Nature 549 18 doi: 10.1038/549018a
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Efter 53 år med diabetes: Nu er Peter kureretPeter Hoe Bendixen har ikke længere type 1-diabetes. Han er én af kun 14 danskere, der de seneste år er blevet kureret ved at få en organtransplantation.
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33 Movies to Watch This Oscar Season After an uneven summer and a truly dreadful slate of releases in August, the film calendar finally gets more exciting in the next three months, as indie hits, arthouse triumphs, and Oscar-baiting biopics roll out to audiences. With far fewer sequels, remakes, and franchise efforts to worry about, the season has a lot of promising projects ahead—here are 33, in particular, to look forward to. Warn
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Automation May Be Creating Jobs—in Retail, at Least
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Record-Strength Hurricane Points Toward FloridaIf Irma makes landfall, it will be the first time in recorded history that two hurricanes Category 4 or higher hit the U.S. in a single season -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientists create ultra-pure green for screens of the future Chemical engineers have generated ultra-pure green light for the first time. The new light-emitting diode paves the way for visibly improved color quality in a new generation of ultra-high definition displays for TVs and smartphones. Electronic devices must first be able to produce ultra-pure red, blue, and green light in order to enable the next generation of displays to show images that are cle
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Panels keep things cool by sending heat into space A system of panels on a building’s roof can cool water enough to be used in air conditioning and refrigeration by sending heat into space—all without electricity. Since 2013, Shanhui Fan, professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University, and his students and research associates have employed a roof as a testbed for a high-tech mirror-like optical surface that could be the future of lowe
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Genetic effects are influenced by lifestyleThe risk for developing obesity is influenced by our lifestyle as well as our genes. In a new study from Uppsala University, researchers show that our genetic risk for obesity is not static, but is influenced by our lifestyle. Results from the study have been published in the scientific journal PLOS Genetics.
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Biologists from MSU discovered the carotenoid transfer between 2 proteinsSpecialists from the biological faculty of Moscow State University have studied the way the photoactive orange carotenoid protein (OCP) exchanges carotenoid with proteins of similar structure. The discovery will boost the development of OCP-based antioxidant drugs aimed at protecting healthy cells during cancer treatment. The paper was published in the Biophysical Journal.
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Keychain detector could catch food allergens before it's too lateFor kids and adults with food allergies, a restaurant outing can be a fraught experience. Even when care is taken, freshly prepared or packaged meals can accidentally become cross-contaminated with an offending food and trigger a reaction. Now researchers report in the journal ACS Nano the development of a new portable allergen-detection system -- including a keychain analyzer -- that could help p
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Chemists from the MSU have explained the origin of the green fluorescenceThe members of the Faculty of Chemistry of the Lomonosov Moscow State University in cooperation with Danish molecular physicists have revealed the mechanism, determining the sensitivity of the green fluorescent protein to light exposure. The scientists have proved that an isolated chromophore group is capable of emitting light outside the protein environment, while the protein function is to enhan
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A 'virtual heart' to simulate arrhythmiaA group of researchers from MIPT and Ghent University have proposed a mathematical model which is able to determine the factors responsible for the formation of different fibrosis patterns, which are believed to cause arrhythmia. To reproduce the formation of cardiac tissue, the researchers took a mathematical model -- one that is widely applied to study tissue growth -- and optimized it using the
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Voting vulnerabilityOnline attackers may be able to purchase -- for as little as a few thousand dollars -- enough personal information to potentially alter voter registration information in as many as 36 states and the District of Columbia. Dubbed 'voter identity theft,' the vulnerability could be exploited by attackers to disenfranchise many voters where voter registration information can be changed online.
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Older adults who are frail more likely to have negative outcomes after traumaMore so than age, other health issues or the severity of the injury, pre-admission frailty is associated with in-hospital death and transfer to another acute-care hospital or to a long-term care facility, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
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Please, please stop sharing spaghetti plots of hurricane models Enlarge / Hurricane Irma creates enough uncertainty on its own. Don't add to it by sharing spaghetti plots. (credit: NOAA) Nate Silver, the statistician and editor of FiveThirtyEight , is unquestionably a smart guy with an exceptionally good grasp of numbers and probability. But he's not a meteorologist. So when he shared a spaghetti plot of models for Hurricane Irma on Tuesday night, I had to sh
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Kohl's to open Amazon shops inside some of its storesKohl's said Wednesday that it will open up Amazon shops in 10 of its stores, making it the latest department store operator to make a deal with the e-commerce giant.
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This $130 Klipsch Sound Bar Is Basically Half Its Usual Price Klipsch Reference Sound Bar , $130 If yesterday’s $270 Klipsch sound bar deal was still a little above your price range, here’s another option for just $130 , today only. This Klipsch Reference sound bar includes a wireless subwoofer, a bunch of different audio modes for different types of content, and even Bluetooth, so you can use it as the biggest and best-sounding Bluetooth speaker in your ho
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Beware the cult of 'tech fixing' – it's why America is eyeing the nuclear buttonWith even Vladimir Putin now warning of global catastrophe from the recent tensions in Korea, we are in arguably the worst period of nuclear brinkmanship since the end of the Cold War. It is partly thanks to a strand of thinking among the American right that a nuclear attack on Pyongyang would succeed where decades of diplomacy has failed.
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Geek Out on Some Amazing 3D Models of Vertebrate Species On September 1, launched a $2.5 million project called "Open Exploration of Vertebrate Diversity in 3D" or as many scientists know it - the “scan-all-vertebrates” project. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, spearheaded by the University of Florida and main researcher David ... Read More
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How a Tiny Portion of the World's Oceans Could Help Meet Global Seafood DemandAquaculture will have to be the primary source of our seafood now and into the future -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Psykiatere: Region Midtjylland afsætter alt for lidt på budgettet til psykiatrienListen over tiltag, der skal løftes i Region Midtjyllands psykiatri, kan på ingen måde indfries for de 10 mio. kr. i ekstra fast rammebevilling, som regionsrådet har givet, vurderer psykiatere.
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What a few nights of sleep apnea can do to the body Untreated sleep apnea can increase blood sugar, blood fat, stress hormones, and blood pressure in just a few days, new research finds. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism , adds further support for the consistent use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), a machine that increases air pressure in the throat to keep the airway open while a patient slee
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Can a Drone Carry a Full-Grown Human in a Hammock?It all comes down to thrust.
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The protein TAZ sends 'mixed signals' to stem cellsJust as beauty exists in the eye of the beholder, a signal depends upon the interpretation of the receiver. According to new USC research published in Stem Cell Reports, a protein called TAZ can convey very different signals—depending upon not only which variety of stem cell, but also which part of the stem cell receives it.
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Climate, Power, Money And Sorrow: Lessons Of Hurricane Harvey Through the power of Katrina, Sandy and, now, Harvey, we get a view into how a changing climate may play out in the real world — beyond arguments and abstractions, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. (Image credit: David J. Phillip/AP)
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Newly described 'parasol' sponges are graceful but deadly (to small crustaceans)When most people think of sponges, they think of squishy, soap-filled kitchen sponges, or perhaps the graceful barrel sponges that grow around coral reefs. But in the dark depths of the ocean, some sponges have evolved into deadly predators, which trap and digest small, helpless prey. In a new paper in the journal Zootaxa, marine biologists describe three new species of predatory sponges that live
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Scientists have developed a new tool for imaging life at the nanoscaleAustralian scientists have developed a new tool for imaging life at the nanoscale that will provide new insights into the role of transition metal ions such as copper in neuro-degenerative diseases.
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Late bedtime and lack of sleep lead to overweight children in ChinaResearchers at the University of Birmingham have found that Chinese children who go to bed later and sleep less are more likely to be more overweight.
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New tool for characterizing quantum simulatorsPhysicists are developing quantum simulators, to help solve problems that are beyond the reach of conventional computers. However, they first need new tools to ensure that the simulators work properly. Innsbruck researchers around Rainer Blatt and Christian Roos, together with researchers from the Universities of Ulm and Strathclyde, have now implemented a new technique in the laboratory that can
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The bacteria responsible for legionellosis modulates the host cell metabolism to its advantageScientists at the Institut Pasteur, CNRS and Inserm, together with a team from Switzerland, have shown that the bacterial pathogen Legionella pneumophila has developed a specific strategy to target the host cell mitochondria, the organelles in charge of cellular bioenergetics. This work provides precious information on how a pathogen manipulates the cellular metabolism to replicate intracellularly
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Blindness study shows how gene causes middle-age sight lossChemical changes in the eye that can lead to blindness have been identified by scientists, a conference has heard.
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Accretion-powered pulsar reveals unique timing glitchThe discovery of the largest timing irregularity yet observed in a pulsar is the first confirmation that pulsars in binary systems exhibit the strange phenomenon known as a 'glitch.' The study is published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
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Paving the way towards 'designer organelles'New research paves the way towards 'designer organelles' as scientists create an alternative protein carrying pathway within the cell.
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A protein that extends life of yeast cellsTo understand and control aging is the aspiration of many scientists. Researchers at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel have now discovered that the protein Gcn4 decreases protein synthesis and extends the life of yeast cells. Understanding how individual genes affect lifespan opens new ways to control the aging process and the occurrence of aging-related diseases. The results of this study
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Determining motor deficits more precisely following a strokeAfter a stroke, many people are unable to successfully perform basic hand movements in everyday life. The reason are symptoms of hemiparesis resulting from damage to the brain. These very frequently affect fine motor skills. A team from the Technical University of Munich is now paving the way to better diagnosis and more targeted therapy.
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Gut microbiota of larvae has an impact on mosquito's ability to transmit human pathogensResearchers from the Institut Pasteur and CNRS, in collaboration with teams from IRD, University Claude Bernard Lyon1, and CIRMF in Gabon, have demonstrated that differential bacterial exposure during the development of mosquito larvae (Aedes aegypti) can have carry-over effects on adult traits related to an insect's ability to be a successful vector of arboviruses. This study represents an import
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Green light for ultra-fine display colorsChemical engineers from ETH Zurich have succeeded in generating ultra-pure green light for the first time. The new light-emitting diode will pave the way for visibly improved color quality in a new generation of ultra-high definition displays for TVs and smartphones.
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Nivolumab in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma: Added benefit for specific patientsThere is an indication of considerable added benefit in progression up to six months after platinum-based therapy. An added benefit is not proven for progression occurring later.
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Unraveling a major cause of sea ice retreat in the Arctic OceanQuantitative analysis has evidenced the acceleration system of melting ice: dark water surfaces absorb more heat than white ice surfaces, thus melting ice and making more water surfaces in the Arctic Ocean.
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Aussie quantum tech has its sights set on human biochemistryAustralian scientists have developed a new tool for imaging life at the nanoscale that will provide new insights into the role of transition metal ions such as copper in neurodegenerative diseases.
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Kentucky Trial Could Make State First in U.S. with No Abortion ClinicThe case will be decided in a federal courtroom -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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North Korea's nuclear test, cash for Italy's scientists and Zika-vaccine pause The week in science: 1–7 September 2017. Nature 549 10 doi: 10.1038/549010a
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How to publish your own ebook DIY Your literary empire starts here. Thanks to the wonders of the web, you can gift your literary masterpiece to the world. No matter what genre you prefer, here's how to publish your own ebooks.
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Quanta Magazine

The Math That Promises to Make the World Brighter An elaborate quantum dance powers LED lightbulbs. The more precisely the dance can be choreographed, the closer LEDs will come to fulfilling their promise as the ubiquitous energy-efficient lighting source of the future (LEDs are already efficient, but they could be a lot more so). My latest story, “ Mathematicians Tame Rogue Waves, Lighting Up Future of LEDs ,” is about a mathematical discovery
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New Alzheimer's research method uses muonsAlzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. This makes fundamental research on the precise cause of the illness of vital importance. One of the possible suspects is a certain protein filled with iron. Leiden physicist Lucia Bossoni (LION/LUMC) has now developed a new way of investigating this protein, with the help of subatomic particles called muons.
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Supercharging silicon batteriesAs the world shifts towards renewable energy, moving on from fossil fuels, but at the same time relying on ever more energy-gobbling devices, there is a fast-growing need for larger high-performance batteries. Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) power most of our portable electronics, but they are flammable and can even explode, as it happened to a recent model of smartphone. To prevent such accidents, t
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The colon of patients with IBS reacts differently to bacteriaThe intestinal barrier of patients with the gastrointestinal disease IBS allows bacteria to pass more freely than in healthy people, according to a study led by researchers at Linköping University in Sweden. The study, published in the scientific journal Gastroenterology, is the first to investigate IBS using living bacteria.
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Cloud formation suppressed by biogenic organic emissionsResearchers have found evidence that near-ground biogenic emissions of organics suppress cloud formation in cool-temperate forests in autumn, providing clues to how global warming will affect cloud formation and the overall climate.
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Supercharging silicon batteriesOIST scientists designed a novel silicon-based anode to provide lithium batteries with increased power and better stability.
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The protein TAZ sends 'mixed signals' to stem cellsJust as beauty exists in the eye of the beholder, a signal depends upon the interpretation of the receiver. According to new USC research published in Stem Cell Reports, a protein called TAZ can convey very different signals -- depending upon not only which variety of stem cell, but also which part of the stem cell receives it.
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Hackers Have the Power to Switch Off American Grid Systems
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Bacterial "Aphrodisiac" Sends Single-Celled Organism into Mating FrenzyResearchers surprised to observe bacterial protein triggering a switch from asexual to sexual behavior -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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France Wants to Ban All Fossil Fuel Production By 2040 Image: AP/Matthieu Alexandre In what would be a world first, the government of President Emmanuel Macron wants to phase out all oil and gas exploration and production in France and its overseas territories by 2040. Sounds dramatic, but the EU nation has very little to lose as it sets its sights on a greener future. As The New York Times reports , Macron’s government will introduce the proposed le
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In Antarctica, NASA satellites are guiding commerce and conservationAlong Antarctica's coastline, marine mammals, seabirds, and aquatic life thrive in the icy, krill-rich waters of the Southern Ocean. One of many species that depends on krill for their diet, Adélie penguins are distributed around the Antarctic coast and nest in some the world's most remote places.
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Cloud formation suppressed by biogenic organic emissionsResearchers have found evidence that near-ground biogenic emissions of organics suppress cloud formation in cool-temperate forests in autumn, providing clues to how global warming will affect cloud formation and the overall climate.
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Ars Technica

YouTube on iOS can now livestream ReplayKit-supported apps Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) YouTube announced some new features for its mobile apps, with one of the biggest being more livestream support. Now you can livestream content from apps on iOS that support ReplayKit, Apple's screen-casting framework. YouTube Gaming has supported ReplayKit since June, but this update brings the support to the main app and lets users livestream content other t
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No, Hurricane Irma Won’t Be a ‘Category 6’ StormThere is no such thing as Category 6, and there won’t be, even for a storm like Irma that threatens to break Atlantic hurricane records.
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The science behind those fire-ant rafts"Life likes to live," Kevin Haight said after viewing a photo of reddish-brown swirls in a floodwater eddy in southeast Texas.
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Unraveling a major cause of sea ice retreat in the Arctic OceanIce-covered sea areas in the Arctic Ocean during summer have nearly halved since the 1970s and 1980s, raising alarm that the ocean is shifting from a multiyear to a seasonal ice zone. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has forecasted summer ice cover in the polar ocean might disappear almost completely as early as 2050. Various factors have been cited as causes, including rising
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Sharp rise in common ownershipAn analysis using a new way of measuring the financial links that tie together hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, hospices and home health agencies reveals a surprisingly large -- and rapidly growing -- degree of consolidation across various sectors of the health care industry.
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Research dog helps scientists save endangered carnivoresScat-sniffing research dogs are helping scientists map out a plan to save reclusive jaguars, pumas, bush dogs and other endangered carnivores in the increasingly fragmented forests of northeastern Argentina, according to a new study from Washington University in St. Louis.
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Team finds way to measure key cell regulator's activityUT Health San Antonio researchers and co-authors in New York state on Sept. 4 reported an innovative approach that will enable scientists to study the most common regulator of our bodies' cells, a molecule called guanosine-5'-triphosphate.
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Engineer develops key mathematical formula for driving quantum experimentsFor more than a decade, Jr-Shin Li has sought a better way for pulse design using the similarity between spins and springs by using numerical experiments.
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Message to GOP? Planned Parenthood, STD vaccine win top medical award Enlarge / So do the Lasker awards. (credit: Getty | NurPhoto ) For 72 years, the prestigious Lasker Awards in biomedical research and public service have gone to top researchers and leaders “who have made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of human disease.” The awards are seen as “America’s Nobels” by some and many winners also win Nobels—87 of them, t
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Team finds way to measure key cell regulator's activityUT Health San Antonio researchers and co-authors in New York state on Monday (Sept. 4) reported an innovative approach that will enable scientists to study the most common regulator of our bodies' cells, a molecule called guanosine-5'-triphosphate (GTP).
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Covalent post-assembly modification cascade of self-assembled supramolecular structures(Phys.org)—Within the cell chemical messages are passed through a signaling cascade. This cascade can be a series of chemical reactions or molecular changes that spurn the next reaction in a kind of assembly line process. This is how the cell responds to its environment and how communication happens over (biochemically ) long distances.
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Accretion-powered pulsar reveals unique timing glitchThe discovery of the largest timing irregularity yet observed in a pulsar is the first confirmation that pulsars in binary systems exhibit the strange phenomenon known as a 'glitch'. The study is published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
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New acid-free magnet recycling processA new rare-earth magnet recycling process developed by researchers at the Critical Materials Institute (CMI) dissolves magnets in an acid-free solution and recovers high purity rare earth elements. For shredded magnet-containing electronic wastes, the process does not require pre-processing such as pre-sorting or demagnetization of the electronic waste.
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A protein that extends life of yeast cellsTo understand and control aging is the aspiration of many scientists. Researchers at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel have now discovered that the protein Gcn4 decreases protein synthesis and extends the life of yeast cells. Understanding how individual genes affect lifespan opens new ways to control the aging process and the occurrence of aging-related diseases. The results of this study
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Image: Smoke and fires light up Pacific NorthwestHot, dry conditions in the summertime make wildfires likely to plague the Pacific Northwest and California. This year, however, record-dry conditions, record breaking heat and a spate of lightning storms is a recipe for a very dangerous fire season.
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Why US battery startups fail—and how to fix itBetter batteries are critical to the world's clean energy future. More economical and efficient batteries would help to solve many of our planet's energy challenges, paving the way towards long-range electric vehicles to help reduce our reliance on fossil fuels as well as advancing renewable energy production by resolving intermittency problems. However, the scientific research needed to bring the
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New tool for characterizing quantum simulatorsPhysicsts are developing quantum simulators, to help solve problems that are beyond the reach of conventional computers. However, they first need new tools to ensure that the simulators work properly. Innsbruck researchers around Rainer Blatt and Christian Roos, together with researchers from the Universities of Ulm and Strathclyde, have now implemented a new technique in the laboratory that can b
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Unprecedented levels of nitrogen could pose risks to Earth's environmentHuman production of fixed nitrogen, used mostly to fertilize crops, now accounts for about half of the total fixed nitrogen added to the Earth both on land and in the oceans, according to a new study by researchers at North Carolina State University and Duke University.
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The shark network—exposing the social lives of sharksResearchers have shown for the first time that sharks show very strong preferences for particular individuals in their social networks over years and prefer to hang out with other individuals of the same sex and size, in a new study released today.
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The beauty myth puts big users of social at risk of low self-esteem mediaFrom movies to magazines, traditional media has long been criticised for perpetuating unrealistic beauty standards—thin ideals that generate low self-esteem among women and girls.
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Intercropping boosts vegetable productionThe old ways could be the best ways when it comes to small-acreage vegetable production, according to a newly published article available through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
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The grey zone: reaching out to patients with disorders of consciousness – podcastIn this edition of Science Weekly, Ian Sample explores whether it is possible to communicate with those in a ‘vegetative’ state – and what are the ethical and legal ramifications?
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Inside Lego’s New Tricked-Out Denmark PlayscapeThis month, brickheads from all over will descend on Billund, Denmark to build with the best. Take a trip inside Lego House.
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Engineers develop key mathematical formula for driving quantum experimentsSince he was a graduate student, Washington University in St. Louis systems engineer Jr-Shin Li has provided specific mathematical information to experimentalists and clinicians who need it to perform high-resolution magnetic resonance applications, such as body MRIs for medical diagnosis or spectroscopy for uncovering protein structures. Now, after more than a decade of work, he has developed a f
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Study of Uranus suggests some of its moons are on a collision course(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers, two with the University of Idaho, the other with Wellesley College, has found evidence suggesting that two pairs of Uranus's moons are on a collision course. Robert Chancia, Matthew Hedman and Richard French have uploaded a paper describing their observations to the arXiv preprint server.
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PETA thinks vegans should donate their poop to those in need Health There's just one problem with this plan. Do vegans have the best gut microbiomes? The evidence just isn't there.
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People who use drugs require prioritization, not exclusion, in HCV eliminationAn international conference bringing together hepatitis C experts from around the world is today calling for strategies to prioritise people who use drugs, saying hepatitis C elimination is impossible without them.
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Private water well owners should test well after a floodPrivate water well owners whose wells flooded from the recent rains should assume that their well water is contaminated until tested, according to Dr. Diane Boellstorff, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service water resource specialist, College Station.
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Nutrient availability in model wetlands helps regulate microbial metabolism and soil carbon cycling ratesStudying microbial communities in San Joaquin Delta rice fields, researchers linked microbial metabolism and nutrient availability to soil carbon cycling rates.
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Green light for ultra-fine display coloursChemical engineers from ETH Zurich have succeeded in generating ultra-pure green light for the first time. The new light-emitting diode will pave the way for visibly improved colour quality in a new generation of ultra-high definition displays for TVs and smartphones.
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How a tiny portion of the world's oceans could meet global seafood demandSeafood is an essential staple in the diets of people around the world. Global consumption of fish and shellfish has more than doubled over the last 50 years, and is expected to keep rising with global population growth. Many people assume that most seafood is something that we catch in the wild with lines, trawls and traps. In fact, aquaculture (aquatic farming) accounts for just over half of all
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Gizmodo

Intriguing New Rumors About the Opening of the Next Bond Movie Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin casts a mysterious new character. Rian Johnson talks Kylo Ren’s adolescent anger in The Last Jedi . Get a look at Frank Castle’s past in a new Punisher image. Plus, Supergirl is getting some flashbacks next season, and clips from Inhumans and the season finale of Preacher . To me, my Spoilers! Bond 25 Page Six reports the new movie could, in essence, take a leaf out of On He
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Ministers want 'ambitious' post-Brexit research dealOptions for collaboration between research communities post-Brexit will be set out in a government paper.
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Science | The Guardian

The grey zone: reaching out to patients with disorders of consciousness – podcast In this edition of Science Weekly, Ian Sample explores whether it is possible to communicate with those in a ‘vegetative’ state – and what are the ethical and legal ramifications? Subscribe & Review on Apple Podcasts , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud & Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter In 2006, neuroscientists in Cambridge ran brain scans on a young woman who had suffered
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Research dog helps scientists save endangered carnivoresScat-sniffing research dogs are helping scientists map out a plan to save reclusive jaguars, pumas, bush dogs and other endangered carnivores in the increasingly fragmented forests of northeastern Argentina, according to a new study from Washington University in St. Louis.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Image: Wildfire smoke crosses U.S. on jet streamWhen you live on the East Coast and hear about the West Coast wildfires you assume those wildfires won't have any personal effect on you other than empathy for those in the paths of the fires. Think again.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Scientists fine-tune system to create 'syngas' from CO2Scientists have developed a new recipe for creating synthesis gas mixtures, or syngas, that involves adding a pinch of copper atoms sprinkled atop a gold surface. The new material supports a room-temperature electrochemical reaction that can convert carbon dioxide and water into syngas, a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, and an important precursor in the production of chemicals and synthet
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Ars Technica

High-profile “gig economy” trial turns on a part-time actor’s job woes Enlarge / Shannon Liss-Riordan, who has brought lawsuits against GrubHub and other firms, seen here in 2012. (credit: Boston Globe / Getty Images News) SAN FRANCISCO—The first trial over the status of workers in the "gig economy"—or one worker, anyhow—has begun here. The sole question to be decided is this: during the few months Raef Lawson drove for food-delivery company GrubHub, beginning in la
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The Scientist RSS

EPA Requires Political Approval of GrantsAn aide to President Donald Trump has final say over grants at the Environmental Protection Agency and has nixed close to $2 million of the agency's awards.
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The Scientist RSS

Image of the Day: Eyeof PigThis 10-centimeter-wide pig eye replica includes even the most intricate of blood vessels, some no wider than 30 micrometers.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Image: Voyager 1 Launches aboard Titan III/CentaurNASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft launched atop its Titan/Centaur-6 launch vehicle from the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex in Florida on September 5, 1977, at 8:56 a.m. local time.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Technology in the classroom can improve primary mathematicsMany parents are beginning to demand less technology use in the primary classroom due to the amount of screen time children have at home. This raises questions about whether technology in the classroom helps or hinders learning, and whether it should be used to teach maths.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Can 'cli-fi' actually make a difference? A climate scientist's perspectiveClimate change - or global warming - is a term we are all familiar with. The warming of the Earth's atmosphere due to the consumption of fossil fuels by human activity was predicted in the 19th century. It can be seen in the increase in global temperature from the industrial revolution onwards, and has been a central political issue for decades.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Study examining Airbnb users and data suggests that reputation can offset social biasThe "share economy," where people rent goods and services, including their residences and automobiles, has numerous benefits for people trying to make extra money. One downside, however, is the prospect of people's biases about race, gender or other factors affecting their decisions about who to do business with.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Physicists develop new tool that could improve cancer researchUniversity of Arkansas physicists have developed a new way for quantifying data from microscopic observations that could help scientists better study how cancer cells respond to treatment, among other benefits. The research, recently published in the journal PLOS ONE, was carried out by Shenghang Jiang, at the time a Fayetteville High School student who was working with Department of Physics assis
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Study finds faulty research creates a significant drop in use of prior published workLife scientists who have published papers that are retracted by journals subsequently suffer a 10 percent drop in citations of their remaining work, compared to similar but unaffected scientists, according to a new study by MIT researchers.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Sugar molecule helps stomach cells to differentiate between good and bad bugsHalf of all people are chronically infected with Helicobacter pylori, a Gram negative bacterium that plays a causative role in the development of gastric cancer. It comes in two types, one that is relatively harmless and another that increases the risk of cancer six-fold. The dangerous strain causes a particularly strong inflammation in the stomach mucosa by activating nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κ
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Collaring the mice that carry Lyme disease-causing ticksWhite-footed mice in Howard County, Maryland are being collared as part of a study to improve control of the ticks that spread Lyme disease. The mouse collaring research, never before done in Maryland, is a partnership of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks (HCRP), and University of Maryland (UMD).
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Ars Technica

The 2018 Nissan Leaf offers more power and more range for less money The Nissan Leaf may have neither the range nor cachet of a Tesla, but that hasn't stopped Nissan selling almost 300,000 Leafs (Leaves?) since the car's introduction in 2010. But seven years is a long time in the car world, to say nothing of the gains in lithium-ion battery technology since then. On Wednesday morning in Tokyo, Nissan unveiled the second-generation Leaf. It has more range and more
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Dagens Medicin

Region Syddanmark og Region Midtjylland får diabetescentre Novo Nordisk Fonden bevilger 2,8 mia. kr. til styrket diabetesindsats i Region Midtjylland og Region Syddanmark.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Older people identify the key to happiness in later yearsA pioneering new study conducted by older people has provided valuable insight into what people want and need to make them happy as they age.
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Futurity.org

Exercise might change what men, but not women, want to eat New research in rats suggests physical activity can change diet preferences in males, but not in females—an area that researchers say has not been thoroughly studied. “We expected to find differences between runners and sedentary rats, but it was the sex differences that surprised us…” Recent studies have shown that approximately 90 percent of adult Americans fail to reach the US Department of He
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Scientific American Content: Global

Coding for Gender EqualityEarly intervention is crucial to close the gender gap in computer science -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ingeniøren

Din hjerne forudsiger fremtiden bedre, end du gørVed brug af hjernescanning har forskere udviklet en algoritme med stor træfsikkerhed i at kunne forudsige, hvad flertallet foretrækker.
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Science-Based Medicine

Naturopathic Cancer QuackeryNaturopaths treat cancer with an array of implausible concoctions that are not based on clinical science, and then defend themselves with cease and desist letters.
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Live Science

Record-Breaking Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall, Slams Caribbean IslandsHurricane Irma, the "potentially catastrophic" Category 5 storm raging in the Atlantic, passed over Antigua and Barbuda in the wee hours of the morning and is still packing maximum sustained winds of 185 mph (295 km/h).
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Certara paper shows viral kinetic modeling grows flu knowledge, advances drug developmentAs the number of drug-resistant influenza strains grows, and the challenge to identify the best strains to include in the next year's vaccine continues, researchers are searching for better ways to develop safer, more effective anti-viral drugs. Viral kinetic modeling, combined with pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modeling, is proving a fruitful resource. Certara's review paper in Current Pharmaco
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

New diagnostic tool spots first signs of Parkinson's diseaseThere are currently no laboratory tests for Parkinson's disease and by the time people have symptoms, nerve cells in their brains have already suffered irreversible damage.Researchers have developed new diagnostic software that works with readily available technologies and has an accuracy rate of 93 percent.They have it could one day be used as a standard screening test to spot the condition in it
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Parkinson's severity assessed through drawingResearchers in Australia asked volunteers to draw a spiral on a sheet of paper. By analyzing how long it took them to draw the spiral and how hard they pressed on the paper with the pen, the team could not only tell which volunteers had Parkinson's disease, they could also tell how severe it was. Doctors could use the automated system in their surgery to easily diagnose the disease or keep track o
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Futurity.org

Deforestation drives climate change more than we thought Deforestation and use of forest lands for agriculture or pasture, particularly in tropical regions, contribute more to climate change than previously thought, research finds. “When we think about climate change, we can’t stop at the end of the century.” The study also shows just how significantly that impact has been underestimated. Even if all fossil fuel emissions are eliminated, if current tro
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Gizmodo

Amazon's One-Day PC Accessory Sale Has Something For Everyone PC Accessory Gold Box Hot off the heels of yesterday’s storage and networking Gold Box, Amazon’s running a new one-day sale today on things that could broadly be considered PC accessories . Note : This deal doesn’t seem to open properly on mobile devices. You’ll need to browse on a computer until they fix it. Advertisement A few of our favorite deals of the bunch are below, but head over to Amazo
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Dagens Medicin

Lægeforeningen mener ikke ny medicinuddannelse løser rekrutteringsproblemer Region Sjællands ide om at etablere sin egen lægeuddannelse vil ikke afhjælpe regionens lægemangel, mener Lægeforeningen. Lægefaglig vicedirektør i Nykøbing Falster er derimod positiv overfor rekrutteringstiltaget.
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Dagens Medicin

Henrik Bech Nielsen bliver ny direktør på Aarhus Universitetshospital Aarhus Universitetshospital har fundet den ene af de to nye direktører. Den anden stilling skal slåes op.
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Popular Science

How we'll nap our way to Mars Space This is what real suspended animation will look like. Suspended animation might sound like a concept straight out of science fiction. But NASA is funding research into “artificial hibernation” for long space voyages.
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Viden

CERN-forsker: Når vi forstår universet, kan vi også løse vores problemerYdmyghed og optimisme på menneskehedens vegne. Det har partikelfysiker Troels C. Petersens fået ud af at lede efter svar på universets gåder i ”verdens største fysiklaboratorium”.
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Antibiotics Made Cheap Chicken Possible. They Also Made SuperbugsIn her new book, Big Chicken, Maryn McKenna traces the evolution of antimicrobial resistance from poultry farms to hospital emergency rooms.
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Patagonia's New Micro Puff Hoody Is Compressible, Warm, and Water-ResistantThe company's new synthetic fill compresses like down, but stays warm and lofted when wet.
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Latest Headlines | Science News

The results from a slew of experiments are in: Dark matter remains elusiveScientists continue the search for particles that make up the universe’s missing matter.
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