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Fluorescent polymer detects traces of explosive devicesBomb plots could be thwarted with the help of a portable system for detecting traces of high explosives using fluorescent polymer nanoparticles, developed by A*STAR. Coated on to paper, these polymers display an explosive-detection performance far more robust than previous materials with similar properties.
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It: A Solid but Conventional Shocker Every 27 years it rises again to stalk the countryside and bring terror to children. I refer, of course, to Pennywise, the diabolical kid-eating clown first made famous in Stephen King’s 1986 horror novel, It . But I also refer to It itself, which was last seen as a two-part miniseries in 1990 and has now returned as a feature film by the Argentine director Andy Muschietti, best known for his 201
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Science | The Guardian

Could electrical implants replace pills for some illnesses? A pacemaker-like device that ‘hacks’ the body’s neural circuits could alleviate symptoms of diseases from rheumatoid arthritis to Crohn’s, say researchers A pioneering approach to tackling a host of diseases using an electrical implant could eventually reduce or even end pill-taking for some patients, researchers have claimed. The technology relies on electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve – a
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Ars Technica

Cuckoo calls sound like hawks to distract the birds they’re preying on Enlarge / This reed warbler hasn't cottoned on yet. (credit: Per Harald Olsen / Wikimedia Commons ) Cuckoos are nest parasites. That means they lay eggs in the nests of other birds, which then put the effort into raising the chicks. So you'd think they'd be quiet about it. Yet female cuckoos have a tendency to make a bubbly, chuckling call while they’re laying their eggs. That’s a strange thing f
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Smooth Surfaces Are a Bat Blind SpotGlass and metal surfaces temporarily "blind" a bat by bouncing sound waves in the wrong direction, which sometimes results in a collision. This video was reproduced with permission and was... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Computational tool recognizes filamentary sections of neurons and blood vesselsA computational tool is now available for faster and more reliable screening and diagnosis of serious vascular and neurological conditions, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and Alzheimer's disease, in their early stages. Developed by A*STAR researchers, the software automatically segments filamentary structures, such as retinal blood vessels and neurons, in various biomedical images.
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The world is facing a global sand crisisWhen people picture sand spread across idyllic beaches and endless deserts, they understandably think of it as an infinite resource. But as we discuss in a just-published perspective in the journal Science, over-exploitation of global supplies of sand is damaging the environment, endangering communities, causing shortages and promoting violent conflict.
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Vulnerable Pacific states demand urgent climate actionPacific island leaders on Friday demanded urgent action from the global community to address climate change, following fresh warnings that the region would be hit harder than anywhere else on Earth.
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E-cars to shine at Frankfurt show as diesel takes backseatHundreds of thousands of car enthusiasts are set to flock to Frankfurt's IAA motor show next week where auto giants hope to show off their electric prowess as scandal-plagued diesels take a backseat.
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How diseases can be targeted using nanotechnology – and why it's difficultScientists are designing materials that are a thousand times smaller than the width of a hair.
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Hurricanes Are Sweeping The Atlantic. What's The Role Of Climate Change? Warmer waters and air are playing a role in this year's monster storms. (Image credit: NOAA/AP)
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Paper offers ideas to design a post-Harvey Houston for the futureBeing honest about the extent and urgency of the Houston-Galveston region's flooding problem will not harm the community but will form the basis for recovery, according to a paper by an engineering and environmental expert at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
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Cotton gin trash finding new life for electrical powerFinding sustainable markets for gin trash, wood chips and other waste products could be viable in producing more electrical power for a growing global population, according to researchers.
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Technique for manufacturing hybrid lasers on different materials for photonic devicesFabricating hybrid semiconductor lasers on materials other than the commonly used silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrates has proved challenging. Now, A*STAR researchers have developed an innovative technique that can integrate the lasers on to a range of different materials.
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New Japanese robot dog sniffs out smelly feetDo your feet smell bad? Just a little or absolutely awful?
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Peugeot suspected of fraud over diesels: reportInvestigators suspect French carmaker PSA intentionally built diesel cars that failed to meet pollution rules, the daily Le Monde reported Friday, but the company immediately denied it acted fraudulently.
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Super-resolution microscopy reveals lamin protein meshwork at the inner side of the nuclear membraneAll creatures of the animal kingdom share one thing: the nuclear membrane. Wrapping the genetic core of the cell, this membrane, together with all the attached proteins, plays a vital role in biological functions. Despite its importance, details of its architecture are still missing.
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Insoluble dietary fiber could help make antioxidant quercetin more solubleA common plant pigment that is also a potent antioxidant could soon be a mainstream health supplement, as A*STAR researchers get closer to making it soluble.
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New book a call for solidarity between humans and nonhumansIn our relationship with nonhumans we decided the fate of our humanity. That is the premise of a new book by Rice professor and acclaimed object-oriented philosopher Timothy Morton. Humankind: Solidarity With Non-Human People was published in August by Verso Books.
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Debates on whether science is broken don’t fit in tweetsAmid debates over whether science is broken, many experts are proposing repairs.
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What to expect from Apple’s September 12 event Enlarge (credit: Andrew Cunningham) Apple's annual September product event is happening Tuesday, and all signs point to it being huge. First, it'll be the inaugural event for the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus. Second, the company is expected to release three new iPhones, which is a change from recent norms. Third and most importantly, the iPhone 8 will be the showstopper of the event
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Facebook May Have More Russian Troll Farms to Worry AboutThe Internet Research Agency, which appears to have purchased thousands of bogus political ads on Facebook, may be defunct, but its work may not be done.
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The New 2018 Nissan Leaf: First Drive ImpressionsThe new EV is a different kind of challenge to Tesla's Model 3 and Chevy's Bolt EV.
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For Superpowers, Artificial Intelligence Fuels New Global Arms RaceRussia, China, US are rushing to weaponize artificial intelligence.
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SpaceX Lifts Off as NASA's Kennedy Space Center Braces for Hurricane IrmaMoves to prepare the spaceport for Irma’s destructive winds and torrential rain started on Wednesday.
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What roadkill is costing CaliforniaCollisions between vehicles and wildlife cost California $276 million in 2016, up about 20 percent from the previous year, according to an annual report from the UC Davis Road Ecology Center.
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Image: Cassini captures wave structure in Saturn ringsThis view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a wave structure in Saturn's rings known as the Janus 2:1 spiral density wave. Resulting from the same process that creates spiral galaxies, spiral density waves in Saturn's rings are much more tightly wound. In this case, every second wave crest is actually the same spiral arm which has encircled the entire planet multiple times.
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What We Know about the Climate Change–Hurricane ConnectionSome links are indisputable; others are more subtle, but the science is improving all the time -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Marijuana with 'CBD' May Pose Less Risk to Long-Term UsersMarijuana with relatively high levels of a compound called cannabidiol may be less risky to smoke over the long term, because this ingredient may counteract some of the drug's harmful effects.
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Pondering the Cassini Saturn mission's legacyAs the Cassini spacecraft nears the end of a long journey rich with scientific and technical accomplishments, it is already having a powerful influence on future exploration. In revealing that Saturn's moon Enceladus has many of the ingredients needed for life, the mission has inspired a pivot to the exploration of "ocean worlds" that has been sweeping planetary science over the past decade.
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Neuroscientist explores 'What It's Like to Be a Dog'Five years ago, Emory neuroscientist Gregory Berns became the first to capture images of actual canine thought processes. To explore the minds of the oldest domesticated species, the Berns lab trained dogs to remain still and alert while undergoing functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)—the same tool that is unlocking secrets of the human brain. The project opened a new door into canine cogn
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Chimpanzees and orangutans look for information to fill gaps in their knowledgeIt's a familiar problem: you leave the house and while closing the door, the question whether the stove was turned on or off pops up in your head. Although annoying, this problem could easily be solved by turning around and taking a second look. This simple example illustrates an important form of thinking: metacognition or the ability to monitor ones' own mental states. Before turning around, you
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Understanding ground conditions before storms helps scientists predict heavy rains in monsoon regionsAs heavy flooding events, including those in Houston, Texas, and Mumbai, India, continue, research teams from Purdue University and India have been working on improving the models that can help predict heavy rainfall from weather events.
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What Old-Fashioned Weather Balloons Foretell about Irma's TrackForecasters depend on satellites and flights to track hurricanes—but balloons add crucial precision -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A one-dimensional fluidic nanogenerator to draw electricity from the bloodstreamPeople build dams and huge turbines to turn the energy of waterfalls and tides into electricity. To produce hydropower on a much smaller scale, Chinese scientists have now developed a lightweight power generator based on carbon nanotube fibers suitable to convert even the energy of blood flowing through vessels into electricity. They describe their innovation in the journal Angewandte Chemie.
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Bats fail to detect smooth, vertical surfaces when they are in a rushSometimes bats perceive a smooth, vertical surface as an open pathway, a dangerous error near buildings with glass facades, shown by injured or dead bats next to birds found underneath. The smooth surface reflects the echolocation calls away from the bat until shortly before collision and therefore acts like an acoustic mirror. Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen s
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When electrons ride a waveConventional electron accelerators have become an indispensable tool in modern research. The extremely bright radiation generated by synchrotrons, or free electron lasers, provides unique insights into matter at the atomic level. But even the smallest versions of these super-microscopes are the size of a soccer field. Laser plasma acceleration could offer an alternative. With a much smaller footpr
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Algorithm uses Instagram posts to advise tourists on attractions most favoured by localsProgrammers from ITMO University created a computer algorithm that guides tourists to places of interest that are most popular with locals based on their Instagram posts. To test the algorithm, the team analyzed Instagram photos taken in Saint Petersburg and compiled a list of museums, cafes, streets and event venues preferred by the residents of Russia's northern capital, thus providing local sug
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Statsrevisor om energispare-beretning: Hver eneste side er rystende læsningStatsrevisorernes formand er rystet over ministeriets manglende styr på tingene, som oprulles i den 62 sider lange rapport fra Rigsrevisionen om energiselskabernes energispareordning.
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Sharpest image of Alzheimer's fibrils shows previously unknown detailsA team of researchers from Germany and the Netherlands has determined the structure of an amyloid fibril with previously unachieved resolution. The fibrils of the body's own amyloid beta (Aβ) protein are the main constituent of brain protein deposits associated with Alzheimer's. The atomic-level three-dimensional structure elucidated by the scientists reveals previously unknown aspects of the grow
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Exchanges of identity in deep spaceBy reproducing the complexity of the cosmos through unprecedented simulations, a new study highlights the importance of the possible behaviour of very high-energy photons. In their journey through intergalactic magnetic fields, such photons could be transformed into axions and thus avoid being absorbed.
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The doubly magic nucleus of lead-208—it spins, though it shouldn'tScientists generally imagine atomic nuclei to be more or less spherical clusters of protons and neutrons, but always relatively chaotic. Experiments at the Argonne National Laboratory, inspired by physicists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow, are trying to verify this simple model. To deploy an astronomical analogy, in as much as the majority of nucl
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NASA air traffic management research tool shows new colorsA pivotal piece of NASA air traffic management (ATM) software is getting fresh attention as the agency and its government, industry and academic partners prepare to test new ideas for more efficiently guiding aircraft through the nation's skies.
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ING BAGSIDEN: Findes der logik i måden at nummerere sæder?Hvad der er logisk for den ene, er det åbenbart ikke altid for alle - her får I ugens nummerologik
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A Conversation With: Gregory Berns Knows What Your Dog Is Thinking (It’s Sweet)The neuroscientist scans the brains of dogs for glimpses at their inner lives. One conclusion: Fido does love you.
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Ingeniøren

Plutos hjerte har fået sit navnDen internationale astronomiske union har godkendt navne til 14 områder på dværgplaneten Pluto. Èt område er opkaldt efter Odins ottebenede hest, Sleipner.
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Ugens it-job: Vil du løfte Skat op i skyen eller sørge for sikkerheden hos PET? Dagens liste tilbyder job for ledere, specialister, Data Scientister, udviklere og nyuddannede. Find det rette job for dig. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-it-job-vil-du-loefte-skat-skyen-eller-soerge-sikkerheden-hos-pet-9847 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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When electrons ride a waveConventional electron accelerators are an indispensable tool in modern research. But even smaller versions of these super microscopes are the size of a soccer field. Laser plasma acceleration could offer an alternative with a smaller footprint and higher peak currents. So far, the challenge with laser accelerators has been to create a reliable and stable electron beam, which is the prerequisite fo
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Study Looks At How People Think About Free Speech Some new research says that many people use free speech arguments only when convenient, and as a cover for their own feelings. (Image credit: NurPhoto/Getty Images)
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Science | The Guardian

Parasites are nature’s great givers. Protecting them must be on our tick-list | Jules HowardThey may cause misery, pain and zombie cockroaches, but parasites are also responsible for glorious biodiversity. Now climate change threatens their survival Have you ever seen a headless toad? If the answer is no, now is a good time to go out looking for one. You see, it is almost exactly at this time of year that they are becoming headless thanks to the actions of tiny parasites that are emergin
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Andrew was a monster; Irma could blow it out of the waterFor an entire generation in South Florida, Hurricane Andrew was the monster storm that reshaped a region. Irma is likely to blow that out of the water.
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Box jellyfish will destroy future oceans by gobbling up the foodAs the oceans become more acidic thanks to greenhouse gas emissions, box jellyfish will eat far more copepods – the foundations of marine food webs
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Ingeniøren

Byggebranchen: Klare mål skal sikre energibesparelserIfølge branchefolk skal Folketinget opstille klare og langsigtede mål for reduktion af energiforbruget i bygninger – og eventuelt udbyde opgaverne til dem, der kan klare dem billigst.
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Nu printer de et kontorhotel i Københavns HavnFor at demonstrere mulighederne med 3D-printet beton er flere virksomheder gået sammen om at printe et lille kontorhus, der lever op til alle danske byggekrav. Huset opføres i Københavns Nordhavn på blot to måneder.
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Ingeniøren

Næsten halvdelen af alle amerikaneres personoplysninger blotlagt i kæmpe hack I det måske største læk af personoplysninger nogensinde, er 143 millioner amerikaneres personoplysninger blevet kompromiteret. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/naesten-halvdelen-usas-befolknings-personoplysninger-blotlagt-nyt-enormt-hack-1080176 Version2
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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab

Forskere nedbryder resistente bakteriers forsvar over for antibiotikaForskere fra Københavns Universitet har fundet en metode, hvormed antibiotika kan bringes til...
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What we know about Hurricane Irma: facts, figures, forecastHurricane Irma has pounded the Caribbean, destroying homes and leaving at least 10 people dead. The rare Category Five hurricane is now heading towards the United States.
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Ars Technica

Why the Equifax breach is very possibly the worst leak of personal info ever (credit: US Navy ) It's a sad reality in 2017 that a data breach affecting 143 million people is dwarfed by other recent hacks—for instance, the ones hitting Yahoo in 2013 and 2014, which exposed personal details for 1 billion and 500 million users respectively; another that revealed account details for 412 million accounts on sex and swinger community site AdultFriendFinder last year; and an eBa
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This US wildfire season is among the worst: Here's whyAcrid yellow smoke clogs the skies of major Western U.S. cities, a human-caused fire in the Columbia River Gorge rains ash on Portland, Oregon, and a century-old backcountry chalet burns to the ground in Montana's Glacier National Park.
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Oil-rich Norway struggles to beat its 'petroholism'For climate reasons as much as economic prudence, Norway is trying to cut its dependence on oil, a godsend that has made the small Scandinavian country rich beyond its dreams—which is exactly what makes it hard to pass up.
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Anti-terror chiefs want social media help with 'lone wolves'As jihadist attacks are increasingly being carried out by home-grown "lone wolves," top counter-terror chiefs of four Western powers said Thursday they need more support from social media companies to detect potential threats.
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143 mn affected in hack of US credit agencyA major American credit reporting agency entrusted to safeguard personal financial information said Thursday hackers looted its system in a colossal breach that could affect nearly half the US population as well as people in Britain and Canada.
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Warm Antarctic caves harbour secret life: scientistsA secret world of animals and plants—including unknown species—may live in warm caves under Antarctica's glaciers, scientists said Friday.
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New software can detect when people text and driveComputer algorithms developed by engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo can accurately determine when drivers are texting or engaged in other distracting activities.
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Scientist finds secret to thrivingWhat it takes to thrive, rather than merely survive, could be as simple as feeling good about life and yourself and being good at something, according to new research.
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Ingeniøren

Både offentlige og private sagssystemer slet ikke gearet til krav i ny persondata-forordning Stort hul mellem kundernes forventninger og hvad ESDH-systemer understøtter, vurderer konsulenthus. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/undersoegelse-esdh-systemer-mangler-kritiske-funktioner-at-klare-nye-persondata-krav-1080158 Version2
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Vejr-data dirigerer computergeneret musik i aften Fire virtuelle musikere tager i aften kontrollen over det store koncertorgel i Musikhuset i Aarhus under dirigering af skyerne over Nordeuropa. Komponisten Wayne Sigel har skabt algoritmer, som kan komponere musik med brug af data fra en vejrsatellit. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/vejr-data-dirigerer-computergeneret-musik-aften-1080159 Version2
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Leder: Et stærkere datatilsyn er helt nødvendigt i det moderne demokrati It-sikkerhed
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New software can detect when people text and driveComputer algorithms developed by engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo can accurately determine when drivers are texting or engaged in other distracting activities.
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Folic acid may mitigate autism risk from pesticidesResearchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around conception might reduce their children's pesticide-related autism risk.
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What mediates the beneficial effects of exercise on breast cancer outcomes?The ability of serum obtained from women with breast cancer immediately after finishing two hours of moderate to intense exercise to prevent the growth and survival of breast cancer cells lines in vitro and in mice was attributable, at least in part, to epinephrine activation of the Hippo signaling pathway.
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Endobronchial valve treatment appears to improve lung function in patients with severe emphysemaPeople with severe emphysema may breathe better after a minimally invasive procedure that places valves in the airways leading to diseased portions of their lungs, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
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Do we need to reform international drug treaties as more countries legalize cannabis?The future of international drug control treaties is in doubt because of recent treaty-violating decisions to legalize cannabis use in Canada, the United States and Uruguay. Professor Wayne Hall, whose 2014 review of 20 years of cannabis research made world headlines, thinks so. If decriminalization is the way of the future, Hall advocates a cautious approach to policy reform that would involve tr
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Hack Brief: Patch Your Android Phone To Block An Evil ‘Toast’ AttackGoogle has released a fix against a devious new form of "overlay" attack against Android phones.
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Radio Atlantic: Memo to the Huddled Masses Immigrants flock to the U.S. in pursuit of the American Dream. But does the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program mean a wake-up call for millions of undocumented Americans? In this episode of Radio Atlantic, reporter Jeremy Raff and editor Priscilla Alvarez join Jeffrey Goldberg and Matt Thompson to discuss what the suspension of DACA means for those directly affected ... and
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Popular Science

A brief history of origin theories Science From spontaneous materializing to a "warm little pond." Our thoughts on the origin of life range from spontaneous materializing (like maggots seamingly on a corpse) to creation in a "warm little pond."…
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A new finding raises an old question: Where and when did life begin? Science Geologists are analyzing ancient clues to tell our origin story. A geological finding stirs questions—and controversy—about where and when earliest life emerged.
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Dagens Medicin

Læger kommer på færre kongresser Industriens finansiering af efteruddannelse giver lægerne problemer med habiliteten. Regionerne vil finde en løsning, men det kan betyde, at færre kommer på kongresrejser.
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Medicinmanden er headhunterens yndling PORTRÆT I takt med at Jørgen Schøler Kristensen har haget sig fast i medicinområdet, først som RADS-formand og nu i spidsen for Medicinrådet, er hans indflydelse steget støt. Han er en eftertragtet leder i sundhedsvæsenet, og Dagens Medicins Magtpanel vurderede ham i år til at være i top 25 over sektorens mest magtfulde. Folk omkring Schøler karakteriserer ham som en leder med stor viden og gode
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Dagens Medicin

Aarhuslæger først med avancerede 3D-billeder af hjertets ledningssystem Forskere på Aarhus Universitet har udviklet den første 3D-visualisering af hjertets ledningssystem. Teknikken vil i fremtiden kunne forbedre sikkerhed og kvalitet i forbindelse med operationer af patienter med en række hjertesygdomme.
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Kasseret medicin og udstyr redder liv i ulande En advokat, frivillige læger og enkelte andre redder hvert år liv i ulande, fordi de sender kasseret hospitalsudstyr og kasseret medicin fra Danmark til trængende hospitaler.
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Ingeniør: Sådan gik jeg fra specialist til direktør Anne-Sofie Nielsen, it-direktør hos nemlig.com, blev leder ud af det blå. Men hun voksede med opgaven og erfarede, at hun kunne bevare sin grundlæggende fascination for teknologiske udfordringer og fremskridt og kombinere det med glæden ved at lykkes gennem holdet. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ingenior-sadan-gik-jeg-specialist-direktor-9821 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Vi bruger lige så meget energi i bygninger som for 25 år sidenDet går alt for langsomt med at spare på den energi, vi bruger til at opvarme vores huse, fordi vi breder os over stadigt flere kvadratmeter. Professorer vil se handling, men minister er godt tilfreds.
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50 års konfliktskyhed
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Det lille apotekFolketinget har besluttet at slippe lægeordineret cannabis løs på markedet i en ganske liberal forordning. Kan være, at Det lille Apotek ved Københavns Hovedbanegård helt udkonkurrerer Pusher Street.
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Lad de rigtige data flydeLægerne på sygehusene, de praktiserende speciallæger og de alment praktiserende læger skal ikke bruge tid på at finde rundt i hinandens journaler med både nye og ofte meget gamle oplysninger.
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Dagens Medicin

En syngende lussing til tavshedspligten Hvis sundhedsministeren kommer med et dataudspil, der tilsidesætter patienternes medbestemmelse og lægernes tavshedspligt, er det en syngende lussing til både læger og patienter.
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Live Science

Personality Traits & Personality Types: What is Personality?What makes you, you? Psychologists use five major traits to sketch out personality types.
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Dagens Medicin

Almen praksis vil gerne dele dataMen at begrave hinanden i uendelige og nogle gange ubrugelige datamængder giver ikke øget overblik eller kvalitet.
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Ancient Babylon: Center of Mesopotamian CivilizationThe city of Babylon was the center of an empire for two millennia, ruled by influential kings such as Hammurabi and Nebuchadnezzar.
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The massive, record-breaking Hurricane Irma is on its way to Florida Environment Here's the latest forecast for the formidable storm. Here's the latest forecast for the formidable storm.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Bats 'tricked' into flying into buildingsScientists warn of potential hazards from modern structures with large expanses of glass or mirrors.
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Gizmodo

Here's How to (Sort of) Find Out if You Were Affected by the Equifax Hack Image: Getty Equifax announced on Thursday that hackers had gained access to the personal information of 143 million people , mostly US citizens. According to the credit-reporting agency , the data included social security numbers, birth dates, and addresses. It is likely one of the largest hacks in history. After announcing the hack, Equifax launched a suspicious-looking site to help people chec
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Ars Technica

FDA slams EpiPen maker for doing nothing while hundreds failed, people died Enlarge / Drugs. (credit: Getty | Joe Raedle ) The manufacturer of EpiPen devices failed to address known malfunctions in its epinephrine auto-injectors even as hundreds of customer complaints rolled in and failures were linked to deaths, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The damning allegations came to light today when the FDA posted a warning letter it sent September 5 to the manuf
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This $15 Folding Keyboard Works With Any Phone, Fits On Any Airline Tray Tablet Your phone is a fully functional computer that fits in your pocket, but you probably don’t want to write anything on it longer than a quick email without a real keyboard. Zagg’s folding keyboard connects to any smartphone or tablet over Bluetooth, includes a stand to prop it up, and can fold down to fit into just about any bag. Get it for $15 with promo code KINJATAB5 , and you’ll be the envy of
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The Equifax Breach: Here’s How to Protect YourselfDon't panic, but start watching your credit report and financial accounts *very* closely.
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New facial recognition findings could help develop new treatments for conduct disorderNew psychology paper points to evidence that girls and boys with severe antisocial behavior have difficulty recognizing facial expressions.
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The Atlantic Daily: Mixed Messages What We’re Following Russia Returns: Donald Trump Jr. offered a new explanation for his June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer, saying he believed any information they might have had could have helped determine Hillary Clinton’s fitness for office. And a Kremlin-linked entity spent $100,000 on Facebook ads in a possible attempt to influence the outcome of the presidential election. Legislative F
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F.D.A. Accuses EpiPen Maker of Failing to Investigate MalfunctionsThe agency said Pfizer ignored hundreds of complaints that the device failed to operate in life-threatening emergencies, including incidents when patients died.
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Ship exhaust may make lightning at sea more intense Exhaust from ships on the open ocean may be contributing to more intense lightning and thunderstorms above the world’s most trafficked shipping lanes. A new study mapping lightning around the globe finds lightning strokes occur nearly twice as often directly above heavily-trafficked shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea than they do in areas of the ocean adjacent to shipping
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The first man at trial over a “gig economy” job got dismantled on cross-examination [Updated] Enlarge / GrubHub in usage. (credit: Bloomberg / Getty Images News ) Update (1:40p ET, 9/8): This post has been updated with information from Lawson's re-direct testimony, as well as a transcript (PDF) with that testimony. The sole plaintiff going to trial over his treatment in the "gig economy" has a serious problem. Under cross-examination yesterday, former GrubHub deliveryman Raef Lawson admit
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A Cybersecurity Breach at Equifax Left Pretty Much Everyone's Financial Data Vulnerable Updated at 8:15 p.m. On Thursday, Equifax, one of three major credit reporting agencies, revealed that highly sensitive personal and financial information for around 143 million U.S. consumers was compromised in a cybersecurity breach that began in late spring. There are only around 125 million households in the U.S. According to the company’s statement, the cybersecurity breach started in May of
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Hmm, I Wonder Why These Equifax Managers Dumped Their Stock Last Month? [Updated] Photo: AP The credit reporting agency Equifax announced today that it suffered a massive breach , losing Social Security numbers and other personal information for 143 million U.S. consumers. Although the public is just now learning about the breach, Equifax says it discovered it on July 29—which makes the stock trades three executives made a few days later look ... not great. The shares sold by
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The Best Christmas Movie of All Time Is Being Turned Into a Must-Have Children's Book It’s unfortunate that Die Hard , the best Christmas movie of all time, isn’t really a film you can watch with your kids. But this year, instead of suffering through Elf once again, you can spend some quality time with your PG-rated family members by reading a new holiday children’s book based on the adventures of John McClane. A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic, written by come
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Monarch butterflies disappearing from western North AmericaMonarch butterfly populations from western North America have declined far more dramatically than was previously known and face a greater risk of extinction than eastern monarchs, according to a new study in the journal Biological Conservation.
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Just a little iodine in the Arctic alters ozone Iodine is scarce in the Arctic snowpack compared to its close relatives and known ozone-killers, chlorine and bromine. But a new study shows that even less than one part per trillion of iodine is enough to have a significant effect on ozone concentration in the lower atmosphere. “Where we live, the air is relatively clean because of ozone. It’s like a Pac-Man of the atmosphere—it helps to gobble
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Hurricane Irma: Eye of the storm passes HispaniolaThe International Space Station and an advanced weather satellite capture the deadly hurricane over Earth.
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Comprehensive study of chronic disease reveals vulnerability of childhood cancer survivorsSt. Jude Children's Research Hospital analysis captures complexity and severity of chronic disease in childhood cancer survivors and suggests this growing population may benefit from more specialized health care delivery.
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3D-printed structures come apart on cue like Legos Researchers have demonstrated a technique for making 3D-printed biomaterials that degrade on demand. The degradable materials could be useful in making intricately patterned microfluidic devices or in making cell cultures than can change dynamically during experiments. Time-lapse video shows an intricately printed Brown University logo dissolving away after the application of a biocompatible chem
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The Exploding Chemical Plant Outside Houston Faces Its First Lawsuit “Toxicity is a relative thing.” So Arkema executive Richard Rennard described the noxious fumes emanating from a plant that had been flooded by Hurricane Harvey last week. Locals had claimed that the plant, which is dangerously close to residential areas , had caught fire—with some containers possibly exploding—and sent potentially poisonous chemicals across the area. Rennard and other Arkema off
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The Beginning of the End of the Debt Ceiling When Republicans took control of the House of Representatives in January 2011 after sweeping then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi out of the majority, one of the first things they did was to take a hostage. The nation’s statutory debt limit, they decided, would no longer automatically be increased when Congress passed a budget; instead, the House would only vote to raise the debt ceiling if it was accompani
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Deadspin Las Vegas Police Union Releases Insane, Flag-Humping Statement About Michael Bennett | Jeze Deadspin Las Vegas Police Union Releases Insane, Flag-Humping Statement About Michael Bennett | Jezebel My Husband Is Cheating on Me and I’m 7 Months Pregnant | The Grapevine 50 Cent Gets Big Dollars to Keep Power at Starz | Splinter Yes, I’m Sure I Want Single Payer |
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Equifax website hack exposes data for ~143 million US consumers Enlarge (credit: Michael Theis ) Equifax, a provider of consumer credit reports, said it experienced a data breach affecting as many as 143 million US people after criminals exploited a vulnerability on its website. The US population is about 324 million people, so that's about 44 percent of its population. The data exposed in the hack includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, address
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DNA sequencing could open up new drug indications for patients with rare cancersThanks to DNA sequencing, patients with rare cancers for which no standard treatment is available could receive existing therapies that work in patients treated for different cancers, but who carry the same genetic mutations.
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City kids with asthma suffer less if they live near a parkChildren with asthma who live in the city may have fewer days with symptoms the closer they live to parks and green spaces, according to research to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2017 on Monday.
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If Hurricane Irma Hits Miami, Damage Could Be 'Unprecedented'Hurricane Irma could cause hundreds of billions of dollars in damage if it hits Miami directly.
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Scientists Believe It’s Raining Diamonds on These Two Planets This research may help us develop diamonds for products and better understand nuclear fusion. Read More
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Pluto’s pits, ridges and famous plain get official namesFrom Adlivun to Voyager, the International Astronomical Union officially names 14 surface features on the dwarf planet.
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I Refuse to Believe This Rumor About the iPhone With No Fingerprint Reader Image: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo The Wall Street Journal has the latest rumor on the iPhone 8—likely the last big rumor floated before the phone is announced on September 12. According to the WSJ , the anniversary iPhone will have no Touch ID, which means your fingerprint will not be used to unlock the phone. When images of the upcoming iPhone first began leaking, it became clear that the home button mo
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Benedict Cumberbatch Plays Thomas Edison in the New Trailer For The Current War GIF We’re all familiar with Nikola Tesla and his brilliant work helping to invent the electric technologies that we live with today. But did you know that there’s a guy named Thomas Edison who also helped invent some of that tech? If you didn’t, you should check out the new trailer for the upcoming movie, The Current War . I’m joshing, of course, about the whole Tesla vs Edison thing. But Nikola
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Photo of the Week: A Hellish Vision of Portland, Oregon’s Famous Gorge in FlamesThe Columbia River Gorge is cherished by locals and tourists alike. But over the weekend, the beloved canyon caught fire.
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Trolls Hijacked a Racist Reddit Page With Dozens of Posts About Actual Racing Belgium’s Scheldeprijs race Image: AP Photo Activist trolls have taken ownership of Reddit’s r/race_realism, finally establishing a safe space on the “frontpage of the internet” to discuss politically incorrect opinions about NASCAR and cycling. “Race realism,” as you may already know, is yet another euphemism used by clay-brained internet fascists to try to disguise their bigotry. Essentially a
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Democracy By Sneeze: When Wild Dogs Must Decide, They Vote With Their Noses When it might be time to move, African wild dogs take a poll with an odd electoral instrument: sneezing. The more sneezes, the more likely it is the pack will move, according to a new study. (Image credit: Pim Stouten/Flickr)
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Don and Nancy Today in 5 Lines In his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Donald Trump Jr. said he agreed to meet with a Russian lawyer last year because he thought it was important to learn about Hillary Clinton’s “fitness” for office, according to prepared remarks obtained by reporters . President Trump tried to reassure DACA recipients about their immigration status, after House Minority Leader
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It’s Like Uber, but for NeurologistsAutomation is one of the engines of modernity, and what it should or could be is one of our society’s central discussions. However, when we discuss automation, it is never as a change that affects everyone in our community, but instead as one targeted at certain groups. Manufacturing workers on the assembly line have been […]
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Here Are the Horrible Ways You'd Die if You Brought a Piece of the Sun Back to Earth GIF GIF Source: Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell With all the fascinating planets in our solar system, it sometimes feels like the Sun gets overlooked. The Sun is amazing! People still worship the Sun, and that actually makes a certain amount of sense. So, what would happen if you took a small piece of the Sun and brought it back to Earth? Well, whoever’s left would have new reasons to worship the Sun.
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Alcohol industry misleading the public about alcohol-related cancer riskThe alcohol industry (AI) is misrepresenting evidence about the alcohol-related risk of cancer with activities that have parallels with those of the tobacco industry, according to new research published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review.
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MIT, IBM team up on $240 million effort to rule the AI world Enlarge / In the movie Her, a man falls in love with a commercially available AI. Maybe it was developed at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab? (credit: Annapurna Pictures ) In one of the most lucrative partnerships ever between a corporation and a university, IBM will team up with MIT to engage in 10 years of "fundamental AI research." The $240 million deal will go toward the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab , a mi
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Hackers Steal Personal Information of 143 Million US Consumers From Credit Reporting Agency Equifax Photo: AP Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the US, revealed today that it has suffered a massive data breach at the hand of hackers. The stolen data includes names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, and other personal information for 143 million Americans. The data was accessed via a web application vulnerability, Equifax said in a statement. The company’s investigation
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The Origins of Mormon Polygamy—and Its Spiritual Loophole Polygamy has been denounced by the Mormon church for more than 100 years. So why does the stereotype persist? Read More
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Postal Apocalypse: What Happens if Justice League Bombs? Greetings and/or salutations, people! Welcome to io9's (occasionally weekly) mail column, where I solve the mysteries of the world of nerd-dom to you, both fictional and otherwise. This week: What was Elektra’s deal in The Defenders ? Is an evil BB-8 droid a good thing or a bad thing? And, most importantly, who’s to blame for Game of Thrones season seven? And don’t forget to send your questio
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Girding for Irma: 2 Nuclear Reactors in Florida May Close Ahead of HurricaneFlorida Power & Light is preparing for a major hurricane.
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When a fungus invades the lungs, immune cells can tell it to self-destructImmune system resists fungal infection by directing spores to their death.
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Frailty and older men: Study identifies factors that speed/slow progressionFrailty tends to become more of a challenge as we age, but in some studies a small number of frail older adults became stronger and less frail as they aged. A team of researchers decided to find out what factors might predict whether frailty in older men worsens or improves over time. Their findings were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
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When Escaping a Hurricane Means Risking Jail The Polk County Sheriff’s Department in Florida sent out a stark warning to residents this week as Hurricane Irma churns toward the peninsula: Some of those seeking aid at local shelters could face jail instead—or be barred altogether. “If you go to a shelter for #Irma and you have a warrant, we’ll gladly escort you to the safe and secure shelter called the Polk County Jail,” the department wrote
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The Silicon Valley Startup With an Alleged 'Kink Room' Settles Its Sexual Harassment Suit UploadVR founder Will Mason is seen in VR gear at a conference. Photo: AP The founders of Silicon Valley startup UploadVR were sued for a number of damning sexual harassment allegations in May, and according to TechCrunch , have settled the case with former employee Elizabeth Scott. While the lawsuit has been settled, a former employee expressed concern to TechCrunch over the fact that the co-fou
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New treatment significantly improved bladder activity after spinal cord injuryResearchers have shown that compared to placebo, a drug treatment intended to prevent remodeling of the bladder wall and given within 48 hours after spinal cord injury (SCI) in dogs was associated with significantly higher bladder compliance.
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This engineer spent 4 months installing a headphone jack on an iPhone 7 Technology Pushing the limits of DIY in Shenzhen, China. Scotty Allen decided to add a headphone jack back into his iPhone. Here's how he did it.
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New porcelain crab species from Colombia namedDespite their names, hermit crabs, king crabs and horseshoe crabs are not true crabs. Neither are porcelain crabs, decapod crab-like crustaceans that live in shallow water throughout the world's oceans. Researchers working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama and the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen, Germany (JLU), recently identified a new species of porcelain crab:
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Coming South Park game is harder for black characters A GIF showing the difficulty/skin-color choices in South Park: The Fractured But Whole (credit: Ubisoft ) Writers from John Scalzi to author Shannon Sullivan have called being white living life in "easy mode" when compared to the treatment that people of color receive. The upcoming RPG South Park: The Fractured But Whole takes that concept and integrates it right into the gameplay, increasing the
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Powerful Storms Raise Questions About The Science Of Hurricanes NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Phil Klotzbach, a research scientist at Colorado State University, about the science of hurricanes and what makes Hurricane Irma so unusual.
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'All My Penguins' Tells Tales Of Love And Friendship At Chicago Zoo A new penguin blog from the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago tells tales of love and friendship. The soapy blog recounts the escapades of the zoo's new African penguin colony.
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Biologist Jonathan Losos Explores 'Convergent Evolution' In 'Improbable Destinies' NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Jonathan Losos, author of the new book, Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution , which explores the growing understanding of "convergent evolution."
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Nashville Begins Tearing Down Some Homes To Prevent Future Flooding Nashville, Tenn., has found a way to make sure some homes never flood again. It's tearing them down.
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End is nigh for Nasa's Cassini as it heads for crash landing on Saturn Collaboration with European space agencies began in 1997 and has provided pictures of the moon, Titan, for scientists. Nasa’s Cassini mission to Saturn is entering its final week. On 15 September, it will dive towards the planet and burn up in its atmosphere. Nasa have called it the grand finale. Cassini is one of the most ambitious space missions. It is a collaboration between Nasa, ESA and the
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Why Banning Killer AI Is Easier Said Than Done An unmanned US Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, on a moon-lit night. (Image: AP) As we head deeper into the 21st century, the prospect of getting robots to do the dirty business of killing gets closer with each passing day. In Max Tegmark’s new book, Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence , the MIT physicist and founder of the Future of Life
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Unraveling the ocean's secretsIn the absence of carbon, life on Earth cannot exist. Yet much of how this fundamental element circulates throughout the planet's oceans remains a scientific mystery.
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New Canadian telescope will map largest volume of space ever surveyedA Canadian effort to build one of the most innovative radio telescopes in the world will open the universe to a new dimension of scientific study. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, today installed the final piece of this new radio telescope, which will act as a time machine allowing scientists to create a three-dimensional map of the universe extending deep into space and time.
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Irma Heads Toward Florida, But Final Impacts UnclearHurricane Irma is much more likely to hit South Florida than it previously was, according to the latest models, but there is still some uncertainty in the forecast.
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Drones and Robots Are Taking Over Industrial InspectionAdvances in AI have made it possible for machines to autonomously inspect pipelines, power lines, and transportation systems.
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Bats crash into windows because of a glitch with their ‘sonar’Until bats get very close, their echolocation makes them “see” smooth surfaces like windows as gaps rather than as a solid material – with impactful results
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Evolution Glitch Brought the Poor Wooly Rhino Neck Ribs and Extinction Wooly Rhino skeleton (Image: Didier Descouens /Wikimedia Commons) Normally, we think of evolution as a good thing for a species. Humans, we evolved to walk on two legs and talk and stuff. Bacteria evolve to overcome whatever new antibiotic we try to throw at them. But it appears that, for wooly rhinos, evolution decided “lol, no.” You have seven cervical vertebrae (neck bones) responsible for hol
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The Sequel to the Most Affordable Sonicare Is Just $30 Right Now Philips Sonicare Essence+ , $30 after $10 coupon Philips’ entry-level Sonicare Essence electric toothbrush has long been a reader favorite, and now Amazon’s running the best deal we’ve seen on the sequel, the Essence+ . The big improvement here is the brush head: Rather than the screw-on E-series heads (which have a tendency to collect sludge along the seam), the Essence+ uses standard Sonicare s
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Apple, Microsoft vow to shield DACA employees, urge new law over tax reformDon't mess with DACA. That was the message from major technology companies who are pressuring lawmakers to take swift action on a legislative fix after the Trump administration said it would jettison an immigration program that allows young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children to remain here.
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Raw Deal: Is 'Chicken Sashimi' Safe?It's not uncommon to find raw foods on a restaurant menu — think sushi or steak tartare — but if uncooked poultry pops up on a menu, stay away.
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From bed to bench and back to bed: Mimicking how HPV-positive cancer responds to treatmentPatients with head and neck cancer who are also positive for human papilloma virus (HPV) are known to have a better prognosis compared to patients with HPV-negative disease, independent of therapeutic intervention. Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center have discovered one reason why and have identified a peptide that, in preclinical studies, can act on the
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Are you barking up the wrong tree by sleeping with your dog?Let sleeping dogs lie...in the bedroom. That's according to a new Mayo Clinic study that's sure to set many tails wagging.
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Algorithm uses Instagram posts to advise tourists on attractions most favoured by localsProgrammers from ITMO University created a computer algorithm that allows tourists to find places of interest that are most popular with locals based on their instagram posts. To test the algorithm, the team analyzed Instagram photos taken in Saint Petersburg and compiled a list of museums, cafes, streets, and event venues preferred by the residents of Russia's northern capital, thus providing loc
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What it feels like to see Earth from space | Benjamin GrantWhat the astronauts felt when they saw Earth from space changed them forever. Author and artist Benjamin Grant aims to provoke this same feeling of overwhelming scale and beauty in each of us through a series of stunning satellite images that show the effects human beings are having on the planet. "If we can adopt a more expansive perspective, embrace the truth of what is going on and contemplate
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The Monumental Task of Restoring Houston After HarveyWhat's next for Houston? Here's what experts say recovery will look like in the weeks, months, and years to come.
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Ground-source heat startup ready to drill, announces partner for the ductwork A more detailed look at how some ground-source systems work: cold fluid absorbs some of the heat from the ground, and that low-level heat is transferred to another liquid in a heat exchanger, which heats the home. Vector illustration. (credit: Getty Images) Earlier this summer, a Silicon Valley startup called Dandelion was born out of Alphabet’s X Labs. Dandelion hoped to popularize an old and du
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Google takes aim at hated auto-play video adsIt may come as a surprise that the video ads that pop up and yell at you when you visit many websites are not considered the most annoying form of online advertising.
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Pluto's Features Just Got Some Seriously Metal Names From Mythology Image: NASA We all know space is goth. Pluto, however, is the obvious metal baby of the solar system, shrouded in darkness at a distance of up to 4.67 billion miles (7.5 billion kilometers) from Earth. It’s only fitting that everyone’s favorite dwarf planet—named after the Roman god of the underworld—gets some seriously metal names for its mysterious regions. Today, the International Astrononomic
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How the British Empire seized and sold tea A new book traces the rise of tea and how it became one of the first commodities of globalization. If you were to take a map of the Earth and trace the rise of tea industry and culture, and then outline the boundaries of the British Empire at its height, you’d get an idiosyncratic Venn diagram of overlapping fields. It wouldn’t be perfect, of course, but the relationship between the two would be
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Ask the Experts: How Did 2 Such Powerful Hurricanes Occur Back to Back?Both Harvey and Irma intensified due to perfect storm conditions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Review: Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is a survivorGetting a new phone is exciting. Worrying about keeping that new phone safe is not so exciting.
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New porcelain crab species from Colombia namedNew, hairy-clawed porcelain crab species discovered in the southern Caribbean.
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Predicting a hurricane's intensity is only going to get harder Environment Better forecasts mean fewer deaths. Hurricanes may grow rapidly intense—and harder to predict—as the climate warms.
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Nearly 1.5 Million Acres Are Burning Across the West: What You Need to Know Right Now Justin Sullivan / GettyImages While states in the South struggle with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the potential damage-to-come of Hurricane Irma, the hot and too-dry West continues to battle a mass of post-Labor Day wildfires unlike any other year. Flames have displaced families, destroyed homes and property, closed highways and roads, and threatened iconic natural areas and national la
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Lamborghini's New Aventador S Roadster Starts at $460,247But you get more than 700 horsepower and a 3-second 0 to 60 mph sprint.
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A Pioneer Of Food Activism Steps Down, Looks Back Michael Jacobson invented a new style of food activism. For four decades, he led the fight against "junk food." He's now stepping down as president of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. (Image credit: Courtesy of Center for Science in the Public Interest)
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From immigrant family to tech CEO, Nina Vaca uses her success to spread global entrepreneurshipThe first time you hear about Nina Vaca, you wonder why you've never heard of her before.
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Has Climate Change Intensified 2017’s Western Wildfires? This wasn’t supposed to be a bad year for Western wildfires. Last winter, a weak La Niña bloomed across the Pacific. It sent flume after flume of rain to North America and irrigated half the continent. Water penetrated deep into the soil of Western forests, and mammoth snowdrifts stacked up across the Sierra Nevadas. California’s drought ended in the washout. Yet fires are now raging across the W
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Here comes the iPhone 8: Five things you should knowDo you have $1,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Then Apple has a deal for you.
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Zigzagging Rodents Dodge Death with Unpredictable MovesFour legs good, two legs bad? Not if you're a jerboa, a tiny, bipedal, desert rodent.
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Why Some Telescopes are Better Off Underground Space Burying certain instruments helps astronomers and astrophysicists detect otherwise difficult-to-spot particles. 09/01/2017 Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer https://www.insidescience.org/news/why-some-telescopes-are-better-underground
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Here's How Big North Korea's Latest Nuclear Test Actually Was Seismic and satellite data reveal the test was a whopper, further bolstering the North's claim that it tested a hydrogen bomb. (Image credit: CTBTO)
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Watchdog agency: US nuclear dump running out of roomA government watchdog agency says the only underground nuclear waste repository in the United States doesn't have enough space for radioactive debris left over from decades of bomb-making and research, much less tons of surplus weapons-grade plutonium.
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Research Labs Evacuate Ahead of IrmaScientists leave behind ongoing experiments as the Category 5 hurricane whips through the Caribbean and heads toward the U.S. mainland.
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Why It’s So Easy to Hack Cryptocurrency Startup FundraisersHackers, scammers, and the security threats surrounding Initial Coin Offerings
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The 11 Best Fantastic Voyage Parodies on TV Image: 20th Century Fox Ever since 1966, has there been a better way to explore what ails the human body than the ridiculously unwieldy process of shrinking yourself down into a miniature spaceship and seeing it first-hand? The Fantastic Voyage ’s plot has become one of the most beloved tropes of popular culture, and here are 11 of our favorites. 11) Lost in Space , “Trip Through the Robot” Perha
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Irma and Florida: Confidence in the hurricane’s forecast track is growing Enlarge / Thursday, 12z European model operational run; forecast for Sunday morning at 8am ET. (credit: Tropical Tidbits ) Hurricane Irma continues to move west-northwest toward the Straits of Florida at a good clip, about 16mph. At this rate, the storm remains only about 60 to 72 hours from reaching the southern Florida coast, if it indeed makes landfall there. The National Hurricane Center's up
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Fuel shortages, bottlenecks hamper Florida mass exodusWith Hurricane Irma aiming squarely at Florida, up to a million people were told to evacuate coastal areas in the Sunshine State and neighboring Georgia Thursday, amid worries that fuel shortages and traffic bottlenecks could thwart the mass exodus.
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Geophysicist: Weight of Harvey rains caused Houston to sinkA California geophysicist says the sheer weight of the torrential rains brought by Harvey has caused Houston to sink by 2 centimeters.
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Trilobites: Why Bats Crash Into BuildingsSmooth, vertical plates — like those in skyscrapers and other human structures — can fool bats into thinking they are flying in open air, according to a new study.
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Extreme weather has limited effect on attitudes toward climate policiesPeople who recently experienced severe weather events such as floods, storms and drought are more likely to support policies to adapt to the effects of climate change, according to a new study co-authored by an Indiana University researcher.
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Why Google’s AI Can Write Beautiful Songs but Still Can’t Tell a JokeDouglas Eck of Google’s Magenta project talks about how machine learning can help artists make professional-sounding (if meandering) music.
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LiFi – Lighting Up The Digital Highway System LiFi – Lighting Up The Digital Highway System Using light to send digital data is 100 times faster than Wi-Fi. LiFi – Lighting Up The Digital Highway System Video of LiFi – Lighting Up The Digital Highway System Technology Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 13:45 Karin Heineman, Executive Producer (Inside Science) -- Move over, Wi-Fi. Make room for LiFi -- a wireless technology that transmits data usi
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Extreme weather has limited effect on attitudes toward climate policiesPeople who recently experienced severe weather events such as floods, storms and drought are more likely to support policies to adapt to the effects of climate change, according to a new study co-authored by an Indiana University researcher.
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Monarch butterflies disappearing from western North AmericaMonarch butterfly populations from western North America have declined far more dramatically than was previously known and face a greater risk of extinction than eastern monarchs, according to a new study in the journal Biological Conservation.
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Bats slam into buildings because they can't 'see' them Smooth, vertical structures such as steel and glass buildings appear invisible to bats' echolocation system. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22583
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Judge won’t release man jailed 2 years for refusing to decrypt drives Enlarge Francis Rawls A man jailed for two years for refusing to decrypt his hard drives must remain confined while he appeals his contempt-of-court order to the US Supreme Court, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Francis Rawls, a fired Philadelphia cop, has been behind bars since September 30, 2015 for declining a judicial order to unlock two hard drives that authorities found at his residence as
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Satellites show different sides of Hurricane IrmaSatellite imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite have provided different data on the still Category 5 Hurricane Irma as it headed for the Turks and Caicos Islands.
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Satellites show Hurricane Katia not moving muchSatellite imagery from NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites showed that Hurricane Katia had not moved much, just about 30 miles in 16 hours.
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Drug Maker Faked Cancer Patients to Sell Addictive Opioids, Congressional Report Finds Photo: AP On Wednesday, Senator Claire McCaskill released a report on the findings of a congressional investigation into the practices of pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics. The jaw-dropping allegations detail the process in which agents systematically convinced insurers to pay for a highly-addictive opioid cancer pain drug for patients who didn’t have cancer. The case of Insys’s corrupt p
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How tails help geckos and other vertebrates make great stridesA wagging tail is often associated with dogs' emotions, but the side-to-side motion may also help them take longer strides and move faster, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside.
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Study raises question: Why are fossilized hairs so rare?When most people hear the word fossil, they probably think of gigantic leg bones or sharp teeth. But, given the right conditions, after an animal dies even delicate body coverings like skin, hair and feathers can be preserved.
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Ship exhaust makes oceanic thunderstorms more intenseThunderstorms directly above two of the world's busiest shipping lanes are significantly more powerful than storms in areas of the ocean where ships don't travel, according to new research.
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Cilia: 'The bouncer' of bacteriaImagine a club scene—a bouncer at a velvet rope selects which individuals get into the club. This, explains Eva Kanso, a professor of mechanical engineering at USC Viterbi School of Engineering, is what cilia do in an organism. Kanso applied the analogy to explain her new paper, "Motile cilia create fluid-mechanical microhabitats for the active recruitment of the host microbiome," co-authored with
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Windows Vex Bats' Echolocating AbilitiesSmooth vertical surfaces like windows reflect sound waves away from bats—meaning bats can't "see" windows and similar obstacles with echolocation. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bats' echolocation has one major blind spot Animals Our glass and metal buildings might pose a threat. When it comes to navigating at night, bats are among the champions of the animal kingdom. But it turns out that these fuzzy fliers do have one weakness.
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Worrying we are ill when we aren’t is not as bad as it seemsExtreme health anxiety can be crippling but a lot of today's internet-fuelled "cyberchondria" doesn't need formal psychological treatment, says Zara Aziz
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Science: Sharpest image of Alzheimer's fibrils shows previously unknown detailsA team of researchers from Germany and the Netherlands have determined the structure of an amyloid fibril with previously unachieved resolution. The fibrils of the body's own amyloid beta (Aβ) protein are the main constituent of Alzheimer's disease related and characteristic pathological protein deposits in the brain. The atomic-level structure displays previously unknown structural details which
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A new way to directly convert methane to methanol using gold-palladium nanoparticlesA collaborative team led by Graham J. Hutchings at the Cardiff Catalysis Institute, and Christopher J. Kiely at Lehigh University, have used colloidal gold-palladium (Au-Pd) nanoparticles to directly oxidize methane to methanol with high selectivity in aqueous solution at low temperatures. Their findings have been published in an article in Science today: 'Aqueous Au-Pd colloids catalyze selective
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Interrupting Parkinson's diseaseScientists have identified a toxic cascade that leads to neuronal degeneration in patients with Parkinson's disease and figured out how to interrupt it, reports a study to be published Sept. 7 in the journal Science. Intervening with an antioxidant early in the disease process may break the degenerative cycle and improve neuron function in Parkinson's, the study showed. Parkinson's is second most
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Scientists make methanol using air around usScientists at Cardiff University have created methanol from methane using oxygen from the air. Methanol is currently produced by breaking down natural gas at high temperatures. But researchers at Cardiff Catalysis Institute have discovered they can produce methanol from methane through simple catalysis that allows methanol production at low temperatures using oxygen and hydrogen peroxide. The find
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Discovery of chromosome motor supports DNA loop extrusionIt is one of the mysteries in biology: how does a cell neatly distribute its replicated DNA between two daughter cells? Scientists are split into two camps: the first argues that condensing works like a hook, tying DNA together. The other camp thinks that the ring-shaped protein pulls the DNA inwards to create a loop. In Science, researchers from give the 'loop-extrustion camp' a boost: condensin
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Immune cells halt fungal infection by triggering spore suicideTo protect the body from infection, immune cells in the lungs can exploit cell death programs in inhaled fungal pathogens, scientists have revealed, helping explain why most people aren't harmed by breathing in mold spores, and potentially offering new therapeutic strategies for people who do get infected.
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Hidden impacts of sand extraction and tradeThe increasing demand for sand in building infrastructure is prompting a range of environmental and social issues that must be addressed, Aurora Torres et al. stress in this Perspective, highlighting the role that science has in finding sustainable solutions.
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A new learning rule for memory formation and storage revealedResearchers now report a new learning mechanism in the brain that calls into question the widely accepted view of how memories are formed and stored.
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Smooth, manmade surfaces create a 'blind spot' for bats using echolocationBats are well known for their sophisticated use of echolocation to navigate through areas riddled with obstacles, but now a new study reveals that this useful ability is hindered in the face of smooth vertical surfaces -- those that are particularly likely to be manmade.
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The sand trap: Demand outpaces caution -- and knowledgeSand, spanning miles of beaches, carpeting vast oceans and deserts, is a visual metaphor for limitless resources. Yet researchers in this week's journal Science seize another metaphor -- sand in an hourglass, marking time running out.
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Study demonstrates courts' critical, underappreciated role in climate policyThe most extensive study to date shows that both climate lawsuits and their reliance on scientific data have increased over the past decade.
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Evading predators is more complex than ‘run away!’ Animals’ escape response, the decision about where and how to escape from a looming threat, including predators, is more nuanced than previously thought, researchers report. “Gauging an appropriate response to stimuli is a fundamental job of the brain in all animals, including humans…” In a study of larval zebrafish, the researchers are the first to find that the animal’s innate escape response i
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America's Latest Utopian Experiment On my final night on Powder Mountain in Eden, Utah, I joined a yoga class in a window-walled lodge with dream catchers dangling from the rafters. The class’s attendees were blissed out from spending several days in late February skiing. As we stretched, a man wearing gray athleisure gave us all high fives before unfurling his own mat. It was unclear what we were being congratulated for—perhaps ou
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Donald Trump Jr.'s Retreat to Patriotism Testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Donald Trump Jr. offered his fifth—depending on how one counts—and arguably most clever explanation for why he took a meeting with a Russian lawyer in June 2016. Trump Jr. slipped in and out of the closed hearing unseen, but several reporters acquired his prepared remarks, in which he offered the novel argument that meeting with a foreign
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Brain chemical lost in Parkinson’s may contribute to its own demiseA dangerous form of the chemical messenger dopamine causes cellular mayhem in the very nerve cells that make it.
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U.K. Lays Out its Vision for Post-Brexit ResearchThe government's new position paper on science and innovation after leaving the E.U. takes a positive tone, but has frustrated researchers with its lack of detail.
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Senator Calls on Facebook to Release Political Ads Russians Spent $100K On Photo: Getty Social media companies need to start being more transparent about their roles in the U.S. presidential election, Sen. Mark Warner told reporters today. Twitter will need to explain to Congress how its platform was used by Russian trolls attempting to influence the U.S. presidential election, and Facebook ought to make political ads purchased by fake Russian accounts public, the senat
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The Phone Repairs You Probably Shouldn't Try At Home Image: Isaiah Schultz/iFixit Having a broken phone is not a situation you want to be in for long but there’s always the question of whether to stump up the cash for a professional repair or have a go at fixing it yourself (assuming you’ve no insurance or warranty coverage). This should be your guide for deciding when to tackle some DIY repairs and when to leave it to the experts. Software bugs So
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A clean and shiny Millennium Falcon is coming to the Han Solo spinoff film Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson) Warning : This post probably has some mild spoilers about the 2018 Han Solo movie. If you don't want to know anything about that film, stop reading here. One of the Millennium Falcon 's overriding charms is the fact that it looks like a total piece of junk. It's something people are bound to point out the first time they see it, yet this odd looking thing—a Corelli
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How tails help geckos and other vertebrates make great stridesA wagging tail is often associated with dogs' emotions, but the side-to-side motion may also help them take longer strides and move faster, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside.The research was done on leopard geckos, which are ideal animals for the study of tail function because they naturally lose their tails as a defense mechanism against predators in a
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Better understanding of 'one of the most complex organs' for better lung treatmentsDetails of lung cell molecular pathways that promote or inhibit tissue regeneration were reported by Penn researchers. Their aim is to find new ways to treat lung disorders.
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Cilia: 'The bouncer' of bacteriaNew paper by USC Viterbi School of Engineering Professor Eva Kanso and Professor Margaret McFall-Ngai of the Pacific Biosciences Research Center at the University of Hawaii elucidates the active role of cilia in regulating flow for bacteria filtering and enhancing chemical communication
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Satellites show different sides of Hurricane IrmaSatellite imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite and NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite have provided different data on the still Category 5 Hurricane Irma as it headed for the Turks and Caicos Islands.
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High dislocation density-induced large ductility in deformed and partitioned steels A wide variety of industrial applications require materials with high strength and ductility. Unfortunately, the strategies for increasing material strength, such as processing to create line defects (dislocations), tend to decrease ductility. We developed a strategy to circumvent this in inexpensive, medium manganese steel. Cold rolling followed by low-temperature tempering developed steel with
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Behavioral time scale synaptic plasticity underlies CA1 place fields Learning is primarily mediated by activity-dependent modifications of synaptic strength within neuronal circuits. We discovered that place fields in hippocampal area CA1 are produced by a synaptic potentiation notably different from Hebbian plasticity. Place fields could be produced in vivo in a single trial by potentiation of input that arrived seconds before and after complex spiking. The poten
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Apple iPhone Day 2017 Cheat Sheet: What to Expect Image: Apple Apple’s iPhone 8 event is coming up fast, and we’re expecting Tim Cook and company to announce far more than new handsets. Here’s a quick primer. The event kicks off at 1PM ET/10AM PT on Tuesday September 12 at the brand new Steve Jobs Theater. You can watch it live on Apple’s website, and as always, we’ll be liveblogging like maniacs starting about an hour or so before the event. iP
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Investigators find direct evidence of sea level 'fingerprints'Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have reported the first observation of sea level "fingerprints," tell-tale differences in sea level rise around the world in response to changes in continental water and ice sheet mass. The team's findings were published today in the American Geophysical Union journal Geophysical Research Letters.
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I'm Still Trying to Understand Why I Let This Camera Dangle Between My Boobs The FrontRow. (Image: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo) Wearable camera companies bank on us living interesting lives. If I were to live in their vision of what my life is supposed to be like, I would be at an endless music festival. At sunset. There would be dogs on skateboards. Probably a waterfall. A child would be looking up at me with marvel as a butterfly wondrously perched on their finger. Companies are
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Pluto: dwarf planet's surface features given first official names Mythological figures, astronomers, explorers and a British schoolgirl are among those immortalised as mountains, craters and regions on the distant world A British schoolgirl who came up with the name “Pluto” for a newly-found planet in 1930 has been immortalised on the distant world by having a crater named after her. On hearing of the planet’s discovery from press reports, 11-year-old Venetia B
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Video: The chemicals we leave behindEverything we use is made out of chemicals. So it's not surprising that we pick up a lot of foreign molecules from what we bump into all the time, from our multivitamins to the gas we put in our cars.
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Scanning tunneling microscopy measurements identify active sites on catalystsChemistry live: Using a scanning tunneling microscope, researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) were able for the very first time to witness in detail the activity of catalysts during an electro-chemical reaction. The measurements show how the surface structure of the catalysts influences their activity. The new analysis method can now be used to improve catalysts for the electroche
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New method for producing malaria treatment at large scalesCompared to smallpox or typhoid, malaria is proving one of the most challenging human diseases to eradicate - and so remains a real and constant danger to nearly half the world's population. Twenty years ago, two million people died each year on average from malaria, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Despite numerous advances in treatment, 212 million cases were reported in 2015 al
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Research team discovers 'rubber material' that could lead to scratch-proof paint for carLed by Dr Elton Santos from the University's School of Mathematics and Physics, an international team of researchers have found superlubricity in a few layers of graphene - a concept where friction vanishes or very nearly vanishes. The experts also found that a few layers of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) are as strong as diamond but are more flexible, cheaper and lighter.
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Researchers develop 3-D-printed biomaterials that degrade on demandBrown University engineers have demonstrated a technique for making 3-D-printed biomaterials that can degrade on demand, which can be useful in making intricately patterned microfluidic devices or in making cell cultures than can change dynamically during experiments.
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Critical Materials Institute develops new acid-free magnet recycling processA new rare-earth magnet recycling process developed by researchers at the Critical Materials Institute dissolves magnets in an acid-free solution and recovers high purity rare earth elements.
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Active region on sun continues to emit solar flaresThe sun emitted two mid-level solar flares on Sept. 7, 2017. The first peaked at 6:15 a.m. EDT. The second, larger flare, peaked at 10:36 a.m. EDT. These are the fourth and fifth sizable flares from the same active region since Sept. 4.
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Study: SNAP benefits aren't enough to afford a healthy dietA new study finds that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, only covers 43-60 percent of what it costs to consume a diet consistent with federal dietary guidelines for what constitutes a healthy diet. The study highlights the challenges lower-income households face in trying to eat a healthy diet.
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Can the US really nuke North Korea without starting a world war?US defence officials are starting to signal a willingness to use nuclear weapons against North Korea on a limited scale. Unsurprisingly, that’s a bad idea
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Before trying robot judges, let's learn from robot referees Technology Automated rulings in sports can help inform the development of criminal justice tech. Decisions around the use of technology to enforce rules in sports can help researchers understand the way people feel about automated enforcement in the legal system.
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What Are ICOs and Why Are They Getting Banned in China? GIF Image: OpenGameArt.com Over the weekend, China banned initial coin offerings (ICO) and briefly paused the seemingly unstoppable price increase of bitcoin. But the cryptocurrency has already bounced back . With the likes of Paris Hilton , Kim Dotcom , and John McAfee all jumping into the ICO world in one way or another, it seems worth asking what the hell this whole thing is about. An ICO is a
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Disney is pulling Star Wars and Marvel films from Netflix Enlarge (credit: Lucasfilm) If you want access to the full catalog of films from the Star Wars franchise or the Marvel universe after 2019, you'll need to sign up for Disney's forthcoming streaming service, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced on Thursday. Last year, Netflix began streaming a wide range of Disney titles , including Disney animated films and films from Disney's Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Marv
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Star Wars and Marvel Movies Will Move to Disney's New Streaming Service After All No more sharing Shmi’s Netflix subscription around. Image: Lucasfilm When Disney recently announced plans to terminate its streaming arrangements with Netflix and begin its own service in 2019, the specific distribution rights for the Star Wars and Marvel movies were still being considered. Now we know their fate. CEO Bob Iger, speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications,
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The Remarkable Rise of Tiffany Haddish When the comedian Tiffany Haddish was 9, her stepfather tampered with the brakes on her mother’s car, hoping to kill his partner and her four children. Rather than going out with her mom that day, Haddish asked to stay home and look after her younger siblings—sparing her from the horrific accident that left her mother mentally impaired. As the oldest child, Haddish did what she could to help for
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Does Your Genome Predict Your Face? Not Quite YetGenomics pioneer J. Craig Venter says if he had your genome he could pick you out of a crowd.
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New method for producing malaria treatment at large scalesFor the first time, production of the anti-malarial drug artemisinin has been achieved at an industrial scale using genetically engineered moss. This offers new hope for stabilizing artemisinin supplies and combatting malaria.
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Individuality drives collective behavior of schooling fishNew research sheds light on how 'animal personalities' -- inter-individual differences in animal behavior -- can drive the collective behavior and functioning of animal groups such as schools of fish, including their cohesion, leadership, movement dynamics, and group performance.
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Neuroscientists explore the risky business of self-preservationNorthwestern University researchers have learned that the escape response for prey is more nuanced than previously thought. In a study of larval zebrafish, the researchers are the first to find that the animal's innate escape response incorporates the speed of the approaching predator -- not just the proximity of the predator -- in its calculation of how best to flee. The new information can help
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Researchers find shortened telomeres linked to dysfunction in Duchenne muscular dystrophyResearchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have made a discovery about muscular dystrophy disorders that suggest new possibilities for treatment. In a study published today online in Stem Cell Reports, researchers found that stem cells in the muscles of muscular dystrophy patients may, at an early age, lose their ability to regenerate new muscle, due to shor
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Penn researchers closer to uncovering a new feature in heart failureWhile there is a length range for classifying a healthy telomere, researchers found, for the first time ever, that people with heart failure have shorter telomeres within the cells that make up the heart muscle (known as cardiomyocytes). A team of researchers from Penn Medicine, in collaboration with the University of Connecticut, published their findings today in the Journal of the American Heart
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Human skin cells transformed directly into motor neuronsIn new research, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have converted skin cells from healthy adults directly into motor neurons without going through a stem cell state. The technique makes it possible to study motor neurons of the human central nervous system in the lab. Unlike commonly studied mouse motor neurons, human motor neurons growing in the lab would be a ne
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Circadian clock's inner gearsResearch shows that a set of core clock proteins organize themselves into a handful of molecular machines that control the precise workings of the body's circadian rhythms.
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3-D organoids and RNA sequencing reveal the crosstalk driving lung cell formationTo investigate lung-cell formation, researchers used a 3-D 'organoid' culture system allowing them to observe what kinds of cells were being made. To this, they added single-cell RNA sequencing to see what genes each cell type turns on, which enabled them to identify what the cells are saying to each other. As reported today in Cell, they found that lung cells known as mesenchymal cells are the ce
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Seven steps to keep your brain healthy from childhood to old ageA set of simple steps that promote heart health, called Life's Simple 7, can also foster ideal brain health, an expert panel says. Improving your health status with Life's Simple 7 may reduce the risk of dementia caused by strokes, vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
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Cancer immunotherapy may get a boost by disabling specific T cellsCancer immunotherapy drugs only work for a minority of patients, but a generic drug now used to increase blood flow may be able to improve those odds, a study by Columbia University Medical Center researchers suggests.
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Immunotherapy combination safe and 62 percent effective in metastatic melanoma patientsImmunotherapy is a promising approach in the treatment of metastatic melanoma, an aggressive and deadly form of skin cancer, In a phase 1b clinical trial with 21 patients, researchers tested the safety and efficacy of combining the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab with an oncolytic virus called T-VEC. The results suggest that this combination treatment, which had a 62 percent response rate, may wo
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Human papillomavirus 16 infections may pose variable cancer riskHuman papillomavirus 16 accounts for about half of all cervical cancers, but researchers reporting Sept. 7 in the journal Cell have found that not all infections are equal. An analysis of the HPV16 genome from 5,570 human cell and tissue samples revealed that the virus actually consists of thousands of unique genomes, such that infected women living in the same region often have different HPV16 se
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Even Facebook’s Fact-Checkers Are Unhappy With Facebook’s Fact-Checking Process Image: Getty Facebook outsourced its fake news problem, and it appears the company isn’t keeping its fact-checkers fully satisfied. According to a report from Politico , third-party fact-checkers want more internal data from Facebook both on how impactful their work is on the platform and also on which stories they should prioritize. Facebook isn’t handing the information over, and fact-checkers
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Fresh troubles for Royal Institution as director resigns after less than four months Professor Sarah Harper took over as director in May; her resignation has been followed by the departure of three other senior staff members The Royal Institution, one of Britain’s most revered scientific organisations, is facing fresh troubles following the resignation of its director and three senior managers. Professor Sarah Harper, a highly-respected gerontologist at Oxford University, took ov
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Mikroplast fundet i drikkevand i flere landeIngen ved, om der også er mikroplast i det danske grundvand og drikkevand.
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Behind the effort to archive Nintendo’s disappearing social network Enlarge / These Miis look remarkably happy about the destruction of their gathering place... On November 7, another piece of Nintendo's short online history will go away forever. That's when Miiverse , the artwork and message sharing service embedded into many Wii U games, will be shutting down because, as Nintendo puts it , "among other reasons, many users are shifting to social networking servi
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Are Your Jokes Always Bombing? This App Crowdsources ThemPitch doesn't just let comedians share jokes—it lets them workshop 'em.
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President Trump Reportedly Wrote Weird DACA Tweet Because Nancy Pelosi Asked Image: AP On Thursday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted a message to immigrants protected by Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), telling them they “have nothing to worry about” because there will be no action until the program expires in six months. Bizarrely, the tweet was reportedly sent at the behest of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. The tweet referenced the Trump adminis
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There Are Now Officially Three Hurricanes Churning in the Atlantic Image: NASA/NOAA As the strongest Atlantic hurricane in recorded history continues to wreak havoc in the Caribbean, two more threats have emerged in the form of hurricanes Jose and Katia. Though it’s unusual for three hurricanes to be active in the Atlantic basin at the same time, it’s not without precedent. Earlier this year, scientists at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration p
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UCI, JPL investigators find direct evidence of sea level 'fingerprints'Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have reported the first observation of sea level 'fingerprints,' tell-tale differences in sea level rise around the world in response to changes in continental water and ice sheet mass. The team's findings were published today in the American Geophysical Union journal Geophysical Research Letters.
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Research team discovers 'rubber material' that could lead to scratch-proof paint for carA group of researchers from Queen's University Belfast have discovered a stretchy miracle material that could be used to create highly resistant smart devices and scratch-proof paint for cars.
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Chemical hot spotsChemistry live: using a scanning tunneling microscope, researchers at the Technical University of Munich were able for the very first time to witness in detail the activity of catalysts during an electrochemical reaction. The measurements show how the surface structure of the catalysts influences their activity. The new analysis method can now be used to improve catalysts for the electrochemical i
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Individuality drives collective behavior of schooling fishNew research sheds light on how "animal personalities" - inter-individual differences in animal behaviour - can drive the collective behaviour and functioning of animal groups such as schools of fish, including their cohesion, leadership, movement dynamics, and group performance. These research findings from the University of Konstanz, the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology and the University of
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Neuroscientists explore the risky business of self-preservationA critical survival decision for all animals is when, where and how to escape from a looming threat. A Northwestern University research team using multi-neuron imaging has learned that the escape response for prey is more nuanced than previously thought.
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Handful of molecular machines run the biochemical oscillator that sets the timing of many bodily processesScientists have long known that circadian clocks—biochemical oscillators that control physiology, metabolism and behavior on a roughly 24-hour cycle—are present in all forms of life, including animals, plants, fungi and some types of bacteria. However, the molecular mechanisms that "run" these systems remain largely unknown.
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Dear Ford: When you bring back the Ranger, don’t forget this Raptor version Enlarge / The way the suspension and dampers work on these off-road trucks really is something else. (credit: Ford) Trucks have been no more immune than cars when it comes to suffering from automotive bloat. The F-150 of today is a beast of a thing compared to the ones I rode around in at the turn of the century, and that's the smallest truck Ford will sell us here in the US. Life is better for t
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What Should We Call Silicon Valley's Unique Politics? In an effort to understand the politics of tech’s wealthy elites, Stanford researchers surveyed 600 technology-company founders , asking them about different policies. The caricature of Silicon Valley people, which we’ve pilloried before , are that they are simple libertarians. The new survey continues to deconstruct this silly portrait. Fewer tech founders (24 percent) than Republicans (63 perce
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YouTube stream-ripping site for the masses dead in wake of RIAA suit Enlarge (credit: NurPhoto/Getty Images) The Recording Industry Association of America, the British Recorded Music Industry, and other industry lobbyists have sent piracy site Youtube-mp3.org down the memory hole. The site facilitated illicit stream-ripping for the masses. The site, which shuttered to settle a US copyright infringement suit in Los Angeles, allowed pirates to drop a YouTube music v
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You Can Use Your Solar Eclipse Glasses to See Another Awesome Sun Feature Photo: Getty If you’ve managed to hang onto your solar eclipse glasses since August 21st, don’t throw them away! If you haven’t already donated your shades to Astronomers Without Borders , you can use them to stare at the Sun and actually learn something cool. According to NASA , safe solar eclipse glasses can be used to check out sunspots , which are temporarily dark, cooler areas on the sun’s p
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Today's Best Deals: Robotic Vacuum, Standing Desk, Solar Power, and More A $99 standing desk riser , the cheapest robotic vacuum we’ve seen , and 100W solar panels lead off Thursday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Suaoki 100W Solar Panel , $140 They say solar power is getting cheaper and cheaper, and Amazon’s hastening the trend with today’s Gold Box . Advertisement These 100W panels
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SpaceX Rocket Launches X-37B Space Plane on Secret Mission, Aces LandingThe fifth mystery mission of the U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane is now underway.
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A Brave Bomb-Disposal Robot You Control in Virtual RealitySRI International has outfitted its Taurus bomb-disposal robot with VR, further immersing humans in the world of machines.
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DACA Pits Trump Against His Own Administration This week, the Trump administration fulfilled a major campaign promise, announcing the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, with a few caveats, including a six-month delay in implementation, giving Congress a chance to replace DACA. One might imagine that for the president, who has struggled to push his top priorities through over a shambling seven months in office, this wou
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The Four Quarterbacks to Watch This NFL Season Football devotees call it “the ultimate team sport,” and in a sense they are right. No play is made alone. The linebacker who bursts through to level the running back can thank his linemen for occupying blockers; the receiver who gets behind the defense for a 40-yard touchdown can thank the distracting routes of his cohorts who end up empty-handed. Still, nobody approaches the importance of the q
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SpaceX launches top-secret space shuttle before Irma hits Florida Crewless aircraft blasts off from Kennedy space center on Thursday Shuttle takes off for secret mission as businesses boarded up for Irma SpaceX launched the US air force’s super-secret space shuttle on Thursday, blasting off from Kennedy space center in Florida as schools and businesses boarded up for Hurricane Irma. Related: Mysterious space plane blasts off for secretive US air force mission C
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Many ICU survivors depressed: IU study finds young and African-Americans at highest riskThe first study to examine antidepressant use and depressive symptoms after an ICU stay, has found that even if prescribed antidepressants, a significant percentage -- about a third -- had symptoms of depression at the time of their initial visit to a clinic specially designed for ICU survivors. Young ICU survivors and African-American ICU survivors were at the highest risk for depression.
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UTA researchers discover connection between low oxygen levels and a human geneUniversity of Texas at Arlington researchers have established a link between hypoxia, a condition that reduces the flow of oxygen to tissues, and HOTAIR, a noncoding RNA or molecule that has been implicated in several types of cancer.
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Study: Biomarkers as predictive of sepsis as lengthy patient monitoringOne measurement of key biomarkers in blood that characterize sepsis can give physicians as much information as hours of monitoring symptoms, a new study found.
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Using antidepressants during pregnancy may affect your child's mental healthA study from Aarhus BSS of almost one million Danish children shows that the use of antidepressants during pregnancy increases the risk of your child being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder later in life. However, heritability also plays a part, according to the researchers.
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Link between positive emotions and health depends on culturePositive emotions are often seen as critical aspects of healthy living, but new research suggests that the link between emotion and health outcomes may vary by cultural context. The findings, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, show that experiencing positive emotions is linked with better cardiovascular health in the US but not in Japan.
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Johns Hopkins Health System Reduces Unnecessary Transfusions With New Blood Management ProgramA five-year effort across the Johns Hopkins Health System to reduce unnecessary blood transfusions and improve patient care has also resulted in an annual cost savings of more than $2 million, researchers report.
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Mediterranean-style diet may eliminate need for reflux medicationsA plant-based, Mediterranean-style diet has been shown to provide the same medical benefits for treating laryngopharyngeal reflux as popular reflux medications. This is according to a study published today in JAMA Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery by researchers from Northwell Health's The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and New York Medical College.
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Dietary approach found as effective as medications for treating type of reflux diseaseAmong patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux, there was no significant difference in the reduction of reflux symptoms between patients treated with alkaline water and a plant-based, Mediterranean-style diet and those treated with proton pump inhibitors, according to a study published by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
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What hurricane categories mean and why we use them Environment And what comes next in sorting these giant storms. Before Harvey, or Irma, or Katrina, there was Camille.
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Huge Jelly Blobs Spotted Off Norway Coast: What Are They?Giant, gelatinous spheres are appearing in shallow waters off western Norway.
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Opioid maker caught on tape lying to push deadly drug on patient Enlarge (credit: Getty | Drew Angerer ) Opioid makers have been accused—and in many cases convicted—of doing all sorts of shady things to get people on highly addictive , often deadly opioid pain medications and spurring the devastating epidemic the country is now facing. They’ve allegedly greased doctors into writing unnecessary prescriptions, hidden and misled everyone on the drugs’ addictivene
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Child Nearly Dies After Taking Big Bite of Hot DogTaking a big bite of a hot dog nearly killed a 9-year-old boy in Turkey, but it was a rare heart disorder, not choking, that triggered the close call, a new case report reveals.
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240-Year-Old Nautical Maps Reveal How Badly We've Screwed Up Florida's Reefs Left: Key West, as mapped in an 18th century nautical chart. Right: Recent Google Earth imagery of the same area. Image: Credit: Loren McClenachan Old sailor’s tales about the seas being so full of fish you could walk on them , or oysters the size of frisbees , tend to inspire skepticism today, and for good reason—most of us have very little direct experience with the oceans, except for the occas
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Would you live in a floating city in the sky? | Tomás SaracenoIn a mind-bending talk that blurs the line between science and art, Tomás Saraceno exhibits a series of air-inspired sculptures and installations designed to usher in a new era of sustainability, the "Aerocene." From giant, cloud-like playgrounds suspended 22 meters in the air to a balloon sculpture that travels the world without burning a single drop of fossil fuel, Saraceno's work invites us to
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What the Russian Facebook Ads Reveal The news that Facebook ran tens of thousands of dollars worth of ads from a Putin-linked Russian troll farm is the latest evidence that the Kremlin has proved adept at turning those features of the American system it most detests into advantages for itself. Although Putin is an apostle of illiberalism, he has picked up on U.S. freedom of the press as a useful tool for Russian messages. In this ca
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Why Israel Is Worried About Syria As the Syrian civil war grinds on, Israel now faces two intertwined mortal enemies gaining strength close to its borders—Iran and Hezbollah. And within this context, on Thursday, Syria accused Israel of conducting a strike within its borders, at a facility other observers believe has produced chemical weapons. The strike, which Israel per its policy has not commented on, wouldn’t be Israel’s firs
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Trilobites: Starting Fires to Unearth How Neanderthals Made GlueSome 200,000 years ago, Neanderthals used tar to attach handles to tools and weapons. Archaeologists performed experiments to show how they could have made this adhesive.
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Kenya shows pitfalls of digital electionsAllegations of computer hacking in Kenya's August 8 election have reignited a debate around the use of digital technology in national votes, with experts wondering whether sticking to paper may be best.
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Pebble Watch Creator Now Wants to Keep Your AirPods From Dying and Disappearing In 2012, when everyone assumed that no one wanted a smartwatch, the original Pebble became the poster-child for the crowdfunding site Kickstarter when it raised just over $10 million from excited backers. Five years later, Pebble is no more, its intellectual assets are now owned by Fitbit , and the company’s CEO is returning to Kickstarter with a new product that promises to protect and charge yo
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All New Jaguars And Land Rovers Will Be Hybrid Or Electric After 2020 Image credit: Kristen Lee/Jalopnik Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift , your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know. 1st Gear: ARE YOU READY FOR THIS!? Volvo said back in July that, after 2019, all of its new cars will be either hybrid or electric. And now it looks like Jaguar Land Rover is following suit
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'The Current War' Trailer Debut: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Thomas EdisonDirector Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's next movie goes deep into the battle to electrify the world.
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We have 27 kinds of emotion, not just 6 A new study has pinpointed 27 separate categories of human emotions, challenging an old assumption in psychology that most emotions can be categorized as happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear, or disgust. Using novel statistical models to analyze the responses of more than 800 men and women to over 2,000 emotionally evocative video clips, researchers identified the 27 distinct categories of e
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The chemicals we leave behind (video)Everything we use is made out of chemicals. So it's not surprising that we pick up a lot of foreign molecules from what we bump into all the time, from our multivitamins to the gas we put in our cars. Scientists are learning how to use these chemicals to tell us new information about our everyday lives. Learn how in this video from Speaking of Chemistry: https://youtu.be/P7w40AAM1vM
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Researchers develop 3-D-printed biomaterials that degrade on demandThe temporary structures, which can be degraded away with a biocompatible chemical trigger, could be useful in fabricating microfluidic devices, creating biomaterials that respond dynamically to stimuli and in patterning artificial tissue.
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Nutrition has benefits for brain network organization, new research findsNutrition has been linked to cognitive performance, but researchers have not pinpointed what underlies the connection. A new study by University of Illinois researchers found that monounsaturated fatty acids -- a class of nutrients found in olive oils, nuts and avocados -- are linked to general intelligence, and that this relationship is driven by the correlation between MUFAs and the organization
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Antibody-biogel partnership can be stronger defense than previously thought, study provesStrong molecular bonds between antibodies and biological gels, like mucus, aren't necessary to catch pathogens as was previously thought, according to new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In fact, rapid and weak interactions between antibodies and biogels are much better suited to locking down foreign invaders in the body's sticky first line of defense.
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Double targeting ligands to identify and treat prostate cancerResearchers have demonstrated a new, effective way to precisely identify and localize prostate cancer tumors while protecting healthy tissue and reducing side effects. The study is presented in the featured basic article of the September issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
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What makes alcoholics drink? Research shows it's more complex than supposedWhat makes alcoholics drink? New research has found that in both men and women with alcohol dependence, the major factor predicting the amount of drinking seems to be a question of immediate mood. Surprisingly men with a history of depression were drinking less often than men who were not depressed. This probably means that alcohol treatment needs to be individually tailored.
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Pluto features given first official namesThe Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature of the International Astronomical Union has officially approved the naming of 14 features on the surface of Pluto. These are the first geological features on the planet to be named following the close flyby by the New Horizons spacecraft in July 2015.
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Climate change for aliensFor more than 50 years, the Kardashev scale has been the gold standard for classifying hypothetical 'exo-civilizations' by their ability to harness energy. A team of researchers led by Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank have devised a new system that takes into account the impacts of that energy use.
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Woolly rhinos may have grown strange extra ribs before going extinctRibs attached to neck bones could have signaled trouble for woolly rhinos, a new study suggests.
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GoPro surges on camera-friendly outlookGoPro's expects to turn a profit in the third quarter, removing one-time charges, and the news is sending shares of the wearable camera maker up 19 percent in early trading.
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An advanced autonomous platform for securing marine infrastructuresThe global marine industry represents a multi-billion-dollar per year business. Its main activities are related to natural resources that are abundant in the sea (especially oil and gas), to communication and trading gateways between continents, and to fishery. As part of these activities, underwater infrastructures exist and operate across the globe. Some examples include submerged pipes and cabl
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A fair wage for global garment industry workers?Research by Surrey's Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES) has found that Western European garment industry workers in BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries earn only half of the living wage.
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NASA finds Jose strengthening into a hurricaneThe Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite has been providing rainfall rates and cloud heights in tropical cyclones, and recently found towering thunderstorms that indicated strengthening in Tropical Storm Jose. Those "hot towers" were an indication the storm was strengthening and it later became a hurricane.
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Easily Distracted Genius Hacks His Soldering Iron to Play Tetris GIF The TS100 is an open-source, precision soldering iron that includes the ability to program its temperature. In service of that, the device uses a tiny OLED screen, which allowed YouTube’s Joric to hack the device and make playing Tetris another one of the tool’s many features. As with a lot of software hacks, this is more of a “I wonder if this is even possible?” idea as opposed to an earnest
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Lyft Is Testing Driverless Taxis in San Francisco
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Dutch judge orders government to do more on air pollutionA Dutch judge on Thursday ordered the government to do more to rein in air pollution, a victory for activists who filed a civil case seeking measures to ensure cleaner air.
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German hackers say vote software a security 'write-off'German IT security experts said Thursday that they had found "serious flaws" in the ballot software being used for the September 24 elections in which Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking a fourth term.
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Lyft Is Testing Driverless Cars in San Francisco
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Nedtælling til ESMO – følg med til den store kræftkongres i MadridVidenskabsjournalister fra Dagens Medicin dækker fra i morgen den årlige videnskabelige kongres i regi af den europæiske cancerorganisation ESMO.
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‘Pen’ flags cancer in about 10 seconds A new device rapidly and accurately identifies cancerous tissue during surgery, delivering results in about 10 seconds—more than 150 times as fast as existing technology. The handheld MasSpec Pen gives surgeons precise diagnostic information about what tissue to cut or preserve, helping improve treatment and reduce the chances of cancer recurrence. “If you talk to cancer patients after surgery, o
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A cellular tango: Immune and nerve cells work together to fight gut infectionsNerve cells in the gut play a crucial role in the body's ability to marshal an immune response to infection, according to a new study from Weill Cornell Medicine scientists.
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NASA finds Jose strengthening into a hurricaneThe Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite has been providing rainfall rates and cloud heights in tropical cyclones, and recently found towering thunderstorms that indicated strengthening in Tropical Storm Jose. Those 'hot towers' were an indication the storm was strengthening and it later became a hurricane.
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Exchanges of identity in deep spaceBy reproducing the complexity of the cosmos through unprecedented simulations, a new study highlights the importance of the possible behaviour of very high energy photons. In their journey through intergalactic magnetic fields, they could be transformed into axions and thus avoid being absorbed
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Study finds length of stay critical factor in readmission rates at hospitalsUsing data from congestive heart failure patient records in North Texas from January 2006 to December 2009, UT Dallas researchers studied the relationship between length of stay and readmission risk, the role of health information technology in reducing the deviation of length of stay, and the cost trade-offs between early discharge and readmission.
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Fifty-fifty split best for children of divorcePreschool children in joint physical custody have less psychological symptoms than those who live mostly or only with one parent after a separation. In a new study of 3,656 children in Sweden, researchers from Uppsala University, Karolinska Institutet and the research institute CHESS show that 3- to 5-year-olds living alternately with their parents after a separation show less behavioral problems
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A fair wage for global garment industry workers?Research by Surrey's Centre for Environment and Sustainability has found that Western European garment industry workers in BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries earn only half of the living wage.
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Huge Solar Flare Disrupts GPS Satellites Image: NASA/GSFC/SDO The Sun’s impact on weather here on Earth is clear: It makes it hot or cold, it powers air currents, it causes water to evaporate making rain, et cetera. But with our increasing reliance on satellites and electronics, you can’t forget its more insidious effects—and some satellites got a taste of those yesterday. Around 5:10 and 8:00AM eastern time, the Sun let out a hiccup an
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Hurricane-hit islands are 'living consequences of climate change'Island nations devastated by Hurricane Irma are "living the consequences of climate change," said the prime minister of the twin-island nation of Barbuda and Antigua on Thursday.
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Hurricane Irma most enduring super-storm on record: French weather serviceHurricane Irma, rampaging across the Caribbean, has produced sustained winds at 295 kilometres per hour (183 miles per hour) for more than 33 hours, making it the longest-lasting, top-intensity cyclone ever recorded, France's weather service said Thursday.
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Scientists sniff out Thailand's first truffle speciesGastronomes of the world delight. Two new types of truffle have been unearthed in Thailand's far north, scientists announced Thursday in what they called a first for Southeast Asia.
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Jaguar cars set to go electric from 2020Jaguar Land Rover will make all its new vehicles available in electric or hybrid models from 2020, it said on Thursday, two months after a similar announcement from Volvo.
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SpaceX launches Air Force's super-secret minishuttleSpaceX launched the Air Force's super-secret space shuttle on Thursday, a technology tester capable of spending years in orbit.
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Amazon seeks bids for second headquarters, to invest $5bnAmazon announced plans Thursday to invest some $5 billion in a second North American headquarters, in a fresh sign of the phenomenal growth of the diversified US technology giant.
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Streamlined security: Optimizing sensor placement with mathematicsAn increasing global reliance on—and demand for—heightened security in public and private settings calls for optimal sensor technology. Public places, such as shopping malls, banks, transportation hubs, museums, and parking lots, frequently benefit from cameras and motion detectors, which identify suspicious and unwelcome activity. However, placing security sensors to optimize resource management
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Big data may amplify existing police surveillance practices, study showsWith access to more personal data than ever before, police have the power to solve crimes more quickly, but in practice, the influx of information tends to amplify existing practices, according to sociology research at The University of Texas at Austin.
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To Solve the Biggest Mystery in Physics, Join Two Kinds of Law Suppose aliens land on our planet and want to learn our current scientific knowledge. I would start with the 40-year-old documentary Powers of Ten . Granted, it’s a bit out of date, but this short film, written and directed by the famous designer couple Charles and Ray Eames, captures in less than 10 minutes a comprehensive view of the cosmos. The script is simple and elegant. When the film begin
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Hidden Inca treasure: Remarkable new tree genus discovered in the AndesHidden in plain sight - that's how researchers describe their discovery of a new genus of large forest tree commonly found, yet previously scientifically unknown, in the tropical Andes.
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Life expectancy trends tied to 2016 voting choicesEver since the unexpected results of the 2016 presidential election, political analysts have sought to understand what factors played into voters' decision making. Now, a new study by a Boston University School of Public Health researcher shows how voting patterns correlated with the nation's growing geographic health divides, with Donald Trump winning more votes in counties that have seen lower g
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Intermittent electrical brain stimulation improves memoryIntermittent electrical stimulation of an area deep inside the brain that degenerates in Alzheimer's appears to improve working memory, scientists report.Conversely, continuous deep brain stimulation, like the type used for Parkinson's and currently under study in humans with Alzheimer's, impairs memory, according to study results in adult non-human primates reported in the journal Current Biology
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Long-term opioid prescription use jumps threefold over 16-year period, study suggestsA new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that opioid prescription use increased significantly between 1999 and 2014, and that much of that increase stemmed from patients who'd been taking their medication for 90 days or longer.
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Want your question answered quickly? Use gestures as well as wordsWhen someone asks a question during a conversation, their conversation partner answers more quickly if the questioner also moves their hands or head to accompany their words. These are the findings of a study led by Judith Holler of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. The study is published in Springer's journal Psychonomic Bulletin &
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Research shows links between explicit material and early sexual behaviourElysia said: 'Our study examined how exposure to sexually explicit material, defined as any media depicting uncensored sexual behavior, can influence the adoption of sexually risky behavior. Sexually risky behavior was defined as behavior that puts people at high risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection. For this research, these behaviors referred to a lack of contraceptive use and hav
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Australian Magpie 'dunks' its food before eating, researchers findScientists at the University of York, in collaboration with researchers at Western Sydney University, have shown that the Australian Magpie may 'dunk' its food in water before eating, a process that appears to be 'copied' by its offspring.
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The doubly magic nucleus of lead-208 -- it spins, though it shouldn't!We imagine atomic nuclei to be more or less spherical, chaotic clusters of protons and neutrons. Experiments at the Argonne National Laboratory, inspired by physicists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the PAS, are verifying these ideas. Using an astronomical analogy we can say that the majority of nuclei are similar in outline to rocky moons or asteroids of different shapes, but nuclei of
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Big data may amplify existing police surveillance practices, study showsWith access to more personal data than ever before, police have the power to solve crimes more quickly, but in practice, the influx of information tends to amplify existing practices, according to sociology research at the University of Texas at Austin.
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New dental imaging method uses squid ink to fish for gum diseaseSquid ink could one day make getting checked for gum disease at the dentist less tedious and even painless. By combining squid ink with light and ultrasound, a team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed a new dental imaging method to examine a patient's gums that is noninvasive, more comprehensive and more accurate than the state of the art.
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Streamlined security: Optimizing sensor placement with mathematicsIncreasing reliance on heightened security in public and private settings calls for optimal sensor technology. However, placing security sensors to optimize resource management and system performance while simultaneously protecting people and products is undoubtedly challenging. In a paper publishing in the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, Sung Ha Kang, Seong Jun Kim, and Haomin Zhou propose
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The Competition to Host Amazon's Second Headquarters Is On Image: Getty Jeff Bezos and friends are on a bit of a spending spree. Amazon just announced that it’s looking to drop a cool $5 billion on a “second headquarters” that will employ as many as 50,000 workers. In characteristically splashy fashion, the company also announced that cities across North America will get to bid on the project. We can only assume this will be a competition for the biggest
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Come Home to Clean Floors Every Day With This $135 Robotic Vacuum ECOVACS N78 Robotic Vacuum , $135 with code 3HVO96O6 Vacuuming is simultaneously the worst chore, and the chore most easily pawned off to a robot. How convenient! While it lacks the brand recognition of a Roomba, and we can’t personally vouch for them like we can for the Eufy RoboVac 11 , this ECOVACS vacuum has solid reviews, and are insanely affordable today at $135 with promo code 3HVO96O6. Th
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29 New TV Shows to Watch This Fall What does September mean in this moment of Hasn’t-Even-Peaked-Yet -Peak-TV? Basically, a lot of television. Although the summer wasn’t exactly a respite, given the abundance of new Netflix series and the rejiggered schedule for a somewhat popular show about dragons, the back-to-school season is bringing an embarrassment of new series, rebooted classics, and spinoffs. Below is a brief, non-compreh
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Region Syddanmark undgår besparelser på sundhedsområdet til næste år Et bredt flertal i regionsrådet i Region Syddanmark har indgået forlig om regionens 2018-budget. Regionens stabile økonomi betyder, at regionen ikke skal ud i en sparerunde på sundhedsområdet til næste år.
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Store kommunale forskelle på antallet af klamydiatilfældeDe enkelte kommuner bør vurdere, om der er særlige årsager til antallet af klamydiasmittede i deres kommune, lyder meldingen fra Sundhedsstyrelsen.
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Flere nyuddannede tilmelder sig KBUSundhedsstyrelsen melder om en stigning i antallet af tilmeldte til KBU ved den kommende ansøgningsrunde.
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New sensor to improve intensive care monitoring of breathingAn innovative new sensor could improve how hospital staff monitor patient breath rates and stability, according to new Oxford University research.
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Scientists find fossilised cosmic dust in white cliffs of DoverResearchers from Imperial College London report that the white cliffs of Dover contain the fossilised remains of cosmic dust.
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Delving into the heart of Príncipe Island's forestsAt least six species that have never been seen before on Príncipe Island were identified during recent field surveys undertaken by intrepid local and international botanists.
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Fast magnetic writing of dataMagnetic data storage has long been considered too slow for use in the working memories of computers. Researchers at ETH have now investigated a technique by which magnetic data writing can be done considerably faster and using less energy.
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New research disputes claims that climate change sparked the Syrian civil warA new study, published today in the journal Political Geography, shows that there is no sound evidence that global climate change was a factor in causing the Syrian civil war.
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Algorithm reconstructs processes from individual imagesResearchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have developed a new method for reconstructing continuous biological processes, such as disease progression, using image data. The study was published in Nature Communications.
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Australian magpie 'dunks' its food before eating, researchers findScientists at the University of York, in collaboration with researchers at Western Sydney University, have shown that the Australian Magpie may 'dunk' its food in water before eating, a process that appears to be 'copied' by its offspring.
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To cut false convictions, let eyewitnesses rest People who sleep between witnessing a crime and looking at suspects in a police lineup are much less likely to wrongly pick an innocent person—at least when the real perpetrator isn’t there. Some 70 percent of wrongful convictions in the United States are related to false eyewitness accounts. “It’s concerning that more people aren’t making the correct decision during lineups; this suggests our me
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Gizmodo

SpaceX Just Launched a Mysterious Space Plane Right Before a Monster Hurricane SpaceX has pulled off some exhilarating launches and landings in the past, but today’s mission ranks among its most suspenseful. Today, sometime between right now and about 3pm ET, the company will send a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a US Air Force X-37B space plane from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, just days before Hurricane Irma is expected to strike Florida. There’s not a whole lot
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Mexican Tourism Company Leaked Tens of Thousands of Credit Cards and Passports Online Photo: Getty Security researchers last month discovered a trove of scanned images depicting the credit cards and passports of more than 88,600 international travelers. It’s unknown for how long the documents, which were secured on Wednesday, had been sitting online, just waiting to be stolen. Researchers at the Kromtech Security Center say a cache of more than 300GB worth of sensitive records dis
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Consequences of drought stress on biofuelsPlant-derived sustainable fuel sources could contribute to near-term U.S. energy security and independence. However, weather conditions could greatly affect crop yields. In this study, researchers examined the effect of weather on biofuel production by comparing switchgrass and corn stover harvested after a year of major drought and after 2 years of normal precipitation. They found that the plants
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Low-cost wearables manufactured by hybrid 3-D printingHuman skin must flex and stretch to accommodate the body's every move. Anything worn tight on the body must also be able to flex around muscles and joints, which helps explain why synthetic fabrics like spandex are popular in active wear. Wearable electronic devices that aim to track and measure the body's movements must possess similar properties, yet integrating rigid electrical components on or
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Searching for the rootsWhat are the closest relatives of humans? What is the common origin of multicellular life? What is the source of disease-causing germs that can lead to devastating epidemics? Since the beginnings of modern research into evolution, questions as to the origin of organisms and their ancestor–descendent relationships have played a central role in the field of biology. However, most methods of analysis
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Does Losing Weight Release Toxins?It is true that certain types of potentially harmful chemicals end up stored in our fat cells. What we don’t know for sure is what effects these compounds might have on our health. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ars Technica

BMW X7 gets leaked early: Check out those nostrils Poor BMW. It had planned to take the covers off its new mega-SUV, the X7 Concept, at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Instead of carefully stage-managing the introduction of what was bound to be a controversial-looking new model, someone leaked images of the vehicle to Bimmerpost a few days early. The X7 is another nail in the coffin of the luxury sedan, and it's more proof that the public wants ride hei
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Trigger for fatty liver in obesityMorbid obesity affects the liver: almost one-third of all adults suffer from chronic fatty liver disease, which can lead to infections and even trigger cancer. Researchers at the University Children's Hospital Zurich and the University of Zurich have now found a signaling pathway in cells that play an important role in the development of fatty liver disease.
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New research disputes claims that climate change helped spark the Syrian civil warA new study shows that there is no sound evidence that global climate change was a factor in causing the Syrian civil war.
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Paint by numbersResearchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have developed a new method for reconstructing continuous biological processes, such as disease progression, using image data. The study was published in 'Nature Communications'.
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Fast magnetic writing of dataMagnetic data storage has long been considered too slow for use in the working memories of computers. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now investigated a technique by which magnetic data writing can be done considerably faster and using less energy.
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Sometimes you shouldn't say sorryBeing socially rejected can be a painful emotional experience -- but being told sorry may not soften the blow, finds a new study published in Frontiers in Psychology. Contrary to popular belief, apologies increase hurt feelings and the need to express forgiveness, but do not increase feelings of forgiveness, for the person being rebuffed.
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Hip fracture often deadly, Australian study showsThis is the first large population-based matched cohort study exploring excess mortality risk from hip fracture in the Australian population while accounting for pre-injury comorbid conditions. It finds that hip fracture sufferers experienced significantly worse survival at 12-months post-fracture. Individuals with hip fracture were more than 3.5 times more likely to die within 12 months compared
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Ultraviolet light from superluminous supernova key to revealing explosion mechanismAn international team of researchers led by Kavli IPMU's Alexey Tolstov and Ken'ichi Nomoto have discovered a way to use UV light from superluminous supernovae to uncover its explosion mechanism, and used it to identify Gaia16apd as a shock-interacting supernova, reports a new study.
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Smartphone screen technology used to trick harmful bacteriaConducting plastics found in smartphone screens can be used to trick the metabolism of pathogenic bacteria, report scientists at the Swedish Medical Nanoscience Center at Karolinska Institutet in the scientific journal npj Biofilms and Microbiomes. By adding or removing electrons from the plastic surface, bacteria may be tricked into growing more or less. The method may find widespread use in prev
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UK cities overpaying for energyThe UK's 50 largest cities could save £7 billion annually and create over 90,000 years' worth of extra employment by adopting simple measures to cut their energy use and counter climate change.
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Ars Technica

Before a hurricane reaches Florida, SpaceX launches a spy plane Enlarge / The Falcon 9 rocket is ready to launch an Air Force spy plane. (credit: SpaceX) 10:20am ET Update : SpaceX made it. Beneath partly cloudy skies along the eastern coast of Florida, the rocket company launched the X-37B space plane near the beginning of the launch window. The spacecraft made it safely into orbit—how high was unspecified, due to the secretive nature of the mission—and the
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Amazon Is Investing $5 Billion to Build a Second American HQ
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Danske farvande er påvirket af kraftigt iltsvind trods kold sommerIltsvindet i de danske farvande er inde i en negativ spiral. Selvom det har været en kold sommer, er der igen i år observeret kraftigt iltsvind ved Fyn og Lillebælt.
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Hidden Inca treasure: Remarkable new tree genus discovered in the AndesHidden in plain sight -- that's how researchers describe their discovery of a new genus of large forest tree commonly found, yet previously scientifically unknown, in the tropical Andes. Researchers from the Smithsonian and Wake Forest University detailed their findings in a study just released the journal PhytoKeys.
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Drivers don't ignore a ringing phone but do ignore the riskDrivers find it difficult to ignore a ringing phone but do ignore the dangers, with a new QUT study revealing almost 50 percent believe locating and answering a ringing phone is not as risky as talking and texting.Research by QUT's Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety -- Queensland has found locating a ringing phone, checking who's calling, and rejecting or answering the call, is the most fr
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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. The University of Queensland and the Australian Research Council Centre for Excellence in Environmental Decisions study examined how to best benefit coastal marine ecosystems on limited conservation budgets, to help managers bet
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Emoji fans take heart: Scientists pinpoint 27 states of emotionThe Emoji Movie, in which the protagonist can't help but express a wide variety of emotions instead of the one assigned to him, may have gotten something right. A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, challenges a long-held assumption in psychology that most human emotions fall within the universal categories of happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear and disgust.
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How monkey fights growNew research finds evidence for a complicated structure behind primate conflict. It is not individuals who control the length of fights, but the relationships between pairs of individuals.
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Stig Gerdes har lukket sin praksis med øjeblikkelig virkning Stig Gerdes’ praksis er lukket med omgående virkning på grund af uoverensstemmelser mellem ham og hans vikar. Region Syddanmark har dermed midlertidigt overtaget driften.
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Dansk lungekirurgisk instrument solgt til producentEn læge og en ingeniør fra Aarhus Universitetshospital har i samarbejde opfundet et instrument, der gør det muligt for lægen at placere dræn i lungehulen mere præcist. Opfindelsen er nu solgt til amerikansk medicofirma.
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Ny vejledning for lungekræft skal tage stilling til udvælgelse af patienterMedicinrådet ønsker at få få opdateret behandlingsvejledning for ikke-småcellet lungekræft, men fagudvalget står uden formand.
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How You Can Prepare to Evacuate Your Home for a HurricaneHere are some tips for getting ready: Make a plan, bring documents, close lids, clear the yard, blast the freezer.
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High-Tech Science Solves the Mystery of 800-Year-Old Scroll Image: Luciana Migliore Eight hundred years ago, teenager Laurentius Loricatus accidentally killed a man in Italy. He then headed to a cave where he lived for 34 years, whipping himself to atone for his sins. Today, his story lives in the Vatican Secret Archives, on a piece of parchment covered in purple spots. This kind of damage is common on ancient parchment—but why? What causes it? A team of
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Her er togfondens fase 1Togfondpartierne vil tvinge regeringen til at acceptere en fordyrelse af togfondens første halvdel. Få overblikket over pakken til i alt 15 milliarder kroner.
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Doctors blame extra treatment on fear of lawsuits A survey has found that physicians believe patients often get more tests and treatment than they need, driven mostly, the doctors say, by fear of malpractice claims. “Interestingly, but not surprisingly, physicians implicated their colleagues (more so than themselves) in providing wasteful care…” Patients’ demands for treatment and providers’ profit motives also contribute to the problem, the res
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Ars Technica

Apple strikes deal with Warner Music, looks to pay labels lower rates (credit: Steve Rhodes ) A catalog of music from high-profile artists including Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and others will populate Apple Music. According to a Bloomberg report , Apple has struck a deal with Warner Music Group to offer its songs on its music streaming service, as well as iTunes. This is the first major label agreement for Apple Music since its inception two
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Ebola: Early immune response provides insight into vaccinationThe latest outbreaks of emerging pathogens, such as Ebola or Zika, emphasize the importance of the rapid development of vaccines. However, being able to predict the efficacy of new vaccines remains a challenge in vaccine development. DZIF scientists at the Heinrich Pette Institute and the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf were successful in their study in assessing early on the longer-te
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Temple researchers help uncover mechanism behind heart failure and mortality in sepsisOf the nearly 1 million people in the US who are affected by sepsis annually, almost one-fifth die. Cardiovascular complications account for approximately 80 percent of those deaths. Now, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University scientists, in collaboration with colleagues at Columbia University, describe the mechanism underlying the loss of energy from heart dysfunction in sepsis, openi
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How do close relationships lead to longer life?While recent research has shown that loneliness can play a role in early death, psychologists are also concerned with the mechanisms by which social relationships and close personal ties affect health. A special issue of American Psychologist, the flagship journal of the American Psychological Association, offers an overview of the science and makes the case for psychological scientists to work to
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Researchers point way to improved stem cell transplantation therapiesResearchers in Germany have demonstrated that hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) transplants can be improved by treatments that temporarily prevent the stem cells from dying. The approach, which is described in a paper to be published Sept. 7 in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, could allow those in need of such transplants, including leukemia and lymphoma patients, to be treated with fewer donor s
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That Viral Photo of People Golfing by a Huge Wildfire Is Actually Real Image: Reddit / Kolsefur / Gizmodo “That looks… very shopped,” one Gizmodo writer said, when he saw the viral image of three chill dudes golfing as a mountain burned behind them. On the left side of the frame, there are two other people gazing at the blaze. The whole scene does indeed look very fake, another fine Photoshop forgery. But it’s not. The owners of the Beacon Rock Golf Course in Washin
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Ars Technica

Why forecasters are so concerned about Hurricane Irma Enlarge / Flooded street in the eastern town of Fajardo during the passing of Hurricane Irma north of Puerto Rico. (credit: .Jose Jimenez/Getty Images) As of Thursday morning, the 180-mph Hurricane Irma continues to pose a grave threat to the southeastern United States. The best available modeling continues to suggest this will probably be a historically bad storm for much of the southern half of
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Dagens Medicin

Medicinrådet vil se på stigende udgifter til medicin mod knoglemarvskræftNy behandlingsvejledning for knoglemarvskræft skal inkludere et nyt lægemiddel og tage højde for udvidede indikationer for to andre kræftmidler.
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Amerikanske myndigheder stopper delvist forøg med immunterapimiddelØget dødelighed i studier med immunterapi mod knoglemarvskræft får den amerikanske sundhedsmyndighed FDA til at stoppe indrullering af patienter i lignende forsøg.
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Ars Technica

Highest-energy cosmic rays bounce off bubble, irradiate Earth Enlarge / Our galaxy's Fermi bubbles are the dense patches of red above and below the center of this image. (credit: NASA ) Cosmic rays are a nuisance, a source of mystery, and a window into the galaxy. Cosmic rays are high energy bursts of particles, mostly protons. These slam into the atmosphere, generating showers of other high energy particles. We see them, whether we want to or not, as strea
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Mark Sagar Made A Baby In His Lab. Now It Plays The Piano: "The AI genius, who has built out his virtual BabyX from a laughing, crying head, sees a symbiotic relationship between humans and machines." submitted by /u/trot-trot [link] [comments]
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Gizmodo

New Details on the Millennium Falcon's Appearance in the Han Solo Movie New details on the next Purge movie have been revealed. Production has begun on Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin . Plus, Scarecrow strikes in new footage from Gotham ’s next season, an even better look at Snoke in The Last Jedi , and a new clip from Professor Marston & The Wonder Woman . Spoilers get! Han Solo Making Star Wars has a new report detailing the Millennium Falcon’s role in the mo
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Live Science

Finger Length Could Predict Athletic AbilityAthletic ability is often linked to size – of muscles and bones. New studies are suggesting, however, that the relative size of two fingers could be more predictive of ability.
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Futurity.org

New evidence says high-fat diet extends life and strength A high-fat, or ketogenic, diet not only increases longevity, but also improves physical strength, according to new research with mice. “The results surprised me a little,” says Jon Ramsey, nutritionist at the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Ketosis: when carb intake is so low that the body uses fat-burning as its main fuel source instead of glucose. “We expected som
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Cancer, vitamin supplements, and unexpected consequencesNot only do B-vitamin supplements not protect you from lung cancer, they may significantly raise your risk of cancer.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Tundra loses carbon with rapid permafrost thawFrozen in permafrost soil, northern latitudes store almost twice as much carbon as is currently in the atmosphere. Rapid Arctic warming is expected to expose previously frozen soil carbon to microbial decomposition and increase carbon dioxide release. The impact on the carbon dioxide balance is, however, unclear.
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Researchers convert 80 percent of biomass into high-value products via new strategyThe three main components of non-edible plant matter can now be turned into high-value products in economically favorable yields. Using the concept of an integrated biorefinery, researchers showed how multiple products are created. The streams are similar to those used in a petroleum refinery. With the new approach, non-edible plant matter could become a promising alternative source of carbon. The
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Lyft Is Launching a Fleet of Self-Driving Cars in the San Francisco Bay AreaWorking with self-driving developer Drive.ai, the Uber rival will escort some customers in robo-taxis.
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New Scientist - News

Siri and Alexa can be turned against you by ultrasound whispersVoice assistants can be controlled using sounds above the range of human hearing and used to download malware, make video calls and post on social media
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Macaques learn to crack open oil palm nuts with rocks in just 13 years(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from the U.K., Thailand and Singapore has discovered that long-tailed macaques living in southern Thailand have learned to crack open oil palm nuts using rocks in just 13 years. The group reports on their observations and what they believe the observed behavior suggests about the evolution of tool use in primates in their paper published in the International Journa
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Aspirin tablets help unravel basic physicsAspirin in form of small crystallites provides new insight into delicate motions of electrons and atomic nuclei. Set into molecular vibration by strong ultrashort far-infrared (terahertz) pulses, the nuclei oscillate much faster than for weak excitation. They gradually return to their intrinsic oscillation frequency, in parallel to the picosecond decay of electronic motions. An analysis of the ter
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How conflicts spread through monkey societiesHow does conflict spread through a society? One way to think of conflict spreading is to picture an epidemic, with aggressive individuals "infecting" others and causing them to join the fight.
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Aarhus vil tilbyde ny behandling til patienter med prostatakræftNuklearmedicinsk Afdeling på Aarhus Universitetshospital er klar til at tilbyde behandling med det radioaktive kræftmiddel Xofigo
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Electrical current provides a look inside the lungsA new imaging technique, Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT), will soon be used to monitor important bodily functions. A collaborative project between TU Wien, the Medical University of Vienna and the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, has enabled significant progress to be made with this technology.
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Ars Technica

Jaguar Land Rover to electrify all its cars by 2020 Enlarge (credit: David Rogers/Getty Images) Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has pledged to stop building cars powered solely by petrol and diesel. The company hopes that every car built after 2020 will either be fully electric, or a hybrid that makes use of both an electric motor and a traditional petrol-powered engine. "Every new Jaguar Land Rover model line will be electrified from 2020," Jaguar Land R
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The Atlantic

There's Little Evidence That Trump Will Delay a Major U.S. Climate Report In November of this year, the Trump administration will have the opportunity to cancel the release of a major summary of climate-change science—and it appears, so far, that it will not take it. The Climate Science Special Report, a years-in-the-making U.S.-government project that aims to provide an “authoritative assessment of the science of climate change,” is on schedule to be published in Nove
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Ars Technica

Jaguar has restored this old E-type with an electric upgrade Ask any enthusiast and they'll tell you the same thing—if you want to build a good electric vehicle, you have to start from the ground up. You sandwich the battery pack between the axles, keep the center of gravity nice and low to counteract all that weight, and go from there. That's why cars like the Model S or Bolt are so much better than Californian compliance cars. But we'll make an exception
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Bacteria found to produce compounds that activate sweet taste receptors in the sinuses allowing infections(Phys.org)—A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has found that a certain type of bacteria produces compounds that cause sweet taste receptors in the sinuses to activate—this in turn shuts off an immune response allowing the bacteria to thrive. In their paper published in the journal Science Signaling, the group describes their study of bacteria that cause chronic
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Kronik: Nu er det tid til 2. generations-energimærkning Energieffektivitet Huse Isolering
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New Scientist - News

Baffling ABC maths proof now has impenetrable 300-page ‘summary’Mathematicians have struggled to understand a 500-page-long proof of the ABC conjecture for half a decade. A new explainer might be able to shed some light
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Two-pilot glider team sets altitude recordThe unique Perlan 2 glider reaches over 54,000ft in the skies above Argentina.
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Live Science

African Dogs Vote by SneezingA novel theory holds that these endangered dogs use sneezes to vote on when their packs will move away from resting areas to begin hunting.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

'No fire risk' with new lithium batteriesLithium-ion batteries that are resistant to exploding or catching fire have been developed by scientists.
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Mixing and matching yeast DNAOsaka University scientists show molecular factors that determine why some regions in yeast chromosomes are apt for remodeling, while other regions stay faithful during cell replication.
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The Atlantic

The RINO Hunters Become the Hunted Over the last 25 years, the American right has embraced the notion that the worst insult one can heap on an elected Republican is to call him or her a RINO, or “Republican in name only,” which is to say, someone who pretends to be a member of the tribe but is closer to a traitor, because he or she lacks the spine for conservative policymaking, or sells out their own to establishment elites or lib
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The Deal Prosecutors Offer When They Have No Cards Left to Play On October 15, 2008, James Owens shuffled, head high despite his shackles, into a Baltimore courtroom, eager for his new trial to begin. Two decades into a life sentence, he would finally have his chance to prove what he’d been saying all along: The state had the wrong man. Listen to the audio version of this article: Feature stories, read aloud: download the Audm app for your iPhone. Owens had b
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Proteins keep a grip on cellsJapanese scientists at Osaka University have revealed new structural information on the integrin-laminin interaction. These findings provide important insights on cellular interactions that promote cell growth, differentiation, and migration.
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Futurity.org

This mistake makes us buy junky stuff online When online shopping, most people pick inferior products that have many reviews from consumers over higher quality products that have fewer reviews. A recent study by Derek Powell, a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University, finds that most people fail to do a simple statistical task when viewing online ratings and reviews, leading them to purchase inferior products. Follow the leaders
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Science | The Guardian

Are gut microbes really a panacea, or just overhyped? | Mo CostandiWe are beginning to unravel lines of communication between gut and brain. But don’t hold your breath for the probiotic that will lift your mood Historically, microbes have been associated with deadly diseases such as bubonic plague, smallpox and malaria. But they have had a bad press: only a tiny minority are pathogenic (capable of causing disease), and in fact many of the microbes that live on an
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Image of the Day: Make or Break a HabitDeep within the forebrains of mice, scientists have identified an elusive cell type responsible for forming habits.
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Man Meets MachineAlena Grabowski, a University of Colorado Boulder researcher, discusses her motivations for studying the interface between biology and mechanics in prosthetic devices.
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Brain BugsNeuropharmacologist John Cryan of University College of Cork in Ireland explains the links between the microbiome and the central nervous system.
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Living FabricSee the bacteria-powered, breathable clothing made by former MIT researcher Wen Wang and colleagues.
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City BeesSee the urban landscapes in Detroit where researchers are studying the fates of pollinators that adopt a metropolitan lifestyle.
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Smoking On A ChipA new device from the Wyss Institute at Harvard University simulates the effects of cigarette smoke on human lungs.
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Can Wonder Finally Build the Perfect Phone for Gamers?If Wonder succeeds, its phone will be the center of a new ecosystem for people who want to game anywhere and everywhere.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Drivers don't ignore a ringing phone but do ignore the riskDrivers find it difficult to ignore a ringing phone but they do ignore the dangers, with a new QUT study revealing almost 50 per cent believe locating and answering a ringing phone is not as risky as talking and texting.
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Is There a "Female" Brain?The debate over whether men and women have meaningfully different brains could have profound implications for health and personal identity -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New Scientist - News

No, your genes don’t determine whether you love or hate MarmiteA nonsense PR stunt is doing the rounds, but finding snippets of DNA that are associated with whether you like a particular food doesn’t actually mean much
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The Atlantic

Astro Teller on Why Artificial Intelligence Is Not Scary “Taking over the world is an intensely human thing to want to do,” says Astro Teller, in a short interview conducted at the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival. At Google X, Teller studies and develops artificial intelligence. Here, he argues that current frenzy over the topic might be overblown.
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Ars Technica

How to hurricane-proof a Web server Enlarge / We could all use a little levity in the IT world (especially if you lived in the path of Hurricane Harvey). (credit: Aurich / Getty) HOUSTON—I had enough to worry about as Hurricane Harvey plowed into the Texas Gulf Coast on the night of August 25 and delivered a category 4 punch to the nearby city of Rockport. But I simultaneously faced a different kind of storm: an unexpected surge of
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Popular Science

North Korea wants the world to know it has a working thermonuclear bomb Military North Korea's latest test was the roll-out campaign for a modern nuclear arsenal A successful thermonuclear weapon is the last piece of North Korea's deterrence puzzle.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Keep your eclipse glasses to see the sun's 'freckles'You don't have to wait on the next eclipse for another cool opportunity to look at the sun—our nearest star puts on quite the show of its own without the help of the moon. Heliophysics, the field of study devoted to the sun and its effects on space, is a science that can often be seen and appreciated from Earth. Some solar phenomenon manifest themselves with spectacular light shows while others ar
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Ultraviolet light from superluminous supernova key to revealing explosion mechanismAn international team of researchers has discovered a way to use observations at ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths to uncover characteristics about superluminous supernovae previously impossible to determine, reports a new study published in Astrophysical Journal Letters on August 3, 2017.
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Gizmodo

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