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Here's how you can access your computer from anywhere DIY Phone home. Want to access your work while out and about? With free software and a web connection, you can connect to your home or office computer from anywhere in the world.
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Cut the Cord For Football Season With a Pair of HDTV Antenna Deals 1byone 50 Mile Indoor HDTV Antenna , $22 | 1byone 85 Mile Outdoor Antenna , $35 If you want to stop paying your cable company $100 per month for channels you don’t watch, it might be time to cut the cord. Between services like Netflix, Hulu+, Sling TV, and HBO Now, it’s easier than ever to declare cable independence, but a good antenna is still a critical piece of equipment for picking up your lo
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The Music Industry Bands Together to Finally Get Paid OnlineA group called the Open Music Initiative is figuring out artist payments for digital platforms.
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Space Photos of the Week: Spiral Galaxy Swaddles Baby Stars in Its Big Dusty ArmsCassini nears the end of its Grande Finale, the sun releases a giant solar flare, and a shot of Mars' Melas Chasma this week in space.
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5 Must-Have Nintendo Switch AccessoriesIf you own a Nintendo Switch, these accessories should be on your shopping list.
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How to Solve the Biggest Mystery in PhysicsReductionism breaks the world into elementary building blocks. Emergence finds the simple laws that arise out of complexity. These two complementary ways of viewing the universe come together in modern theories of quantum gravity.
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Teknologiens to sider: Styrker politi og skaber social ulighedMasseovervågning og dataindsamling er effektive redskaber i kampen mod kriminalitet. Men med nye overvågningsværktøjer følger også mere marginalisering og mistro, viser ny forskning.
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Shades of Noir: My Hunt for an Eclipse Glasses VillainAs the first reports of eclipse eye damage emerge, a reporter attempts to get to the bottom of the shady shades fiasco.
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Tech-selskaber vil have dig til at overvåge dig selvKameraer vinder frem i det, teknologigiganterne kalder ‘det intelligente hjem’. I dag er hvert syvende danske hjem videoovervåget, og hvis det står til teknologiselskaber og alarmvirksomheder, vil andelen stige kraftigt.
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The Uncertainties of Being Asked to Work During a Hurricane People who live in the possible paths of Hurricane Irma, which could make landfall on American shores as soon as this weekend , face the difficult decision of whether to stay in place or flee. In addition to weighing the costs of leaving town, many also have to consider whether evacuating could put their job at risk. Almost as soon as government officials started warning residents of many parts o
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Borrowed Time Yessenia Sontay fits the profile of thousands of American college students: she attends class, thinks about her future career (she wants to be a teacher), and works part-time to pay for university expenses, like tuition and books. But despite her planning, she may have to give it all up next year. Sontay is one of the nearly 800,000 undocumented people affected by President Trump’s cancellation o
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Can the Pope Bridge Colombia's Divide Over FARC? On the first day of Pope Francis’s visit in Bogota, Colombia, he was met at the airport by President Juan Manuel Santos and a swarm of followers waving white handkerchiefs. On the tarmac, the pope was handed a white dove by a teenager, the son Clara Rojas, a former vice presidential candidate who was held captive by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) for six years. It was a deeply
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Ankle fossil suggests our ancient ancestors leapt like acrobatsA 52-million-year-old ankle bone hints at first primates jumping rather than clambering from tree to tree – but what drove them to evolve this way is a mystery
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For Teens Knee-Deep In Negativity, Reframing Thoughts Can Help Irritation and gloom may seem like the default mode for teenagers, but parents can help them gain a more realistic and resilient way of thinking. A clinical psychologist explains how. (Image credit: Jenn Liv for NPR)
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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending September 9, 2017)This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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VIDEO 3D-tv er fortid – og 3 andre ting vi lærte på teknologi-messen i BerlinSo ein Ding rapporterer fra årets IFA-messe i Berlin.
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Equifax breach sows chaos among 143M AmericansA day after credit-reporting company Equifax disclosed that "criminals" had stolen vital data about 143 million Americans, it had somehow managed to leave much of the public in the dark about their exposure, how they should protect themselves and what Equifax planned to do for those affected.
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Fake Facebook 'like' networks exploited code flaw to create millions of bogus 'likes'A thriving ecosystem of websites that allow users to automatically generate millions of fake "likes" and comments on Facebook has been documented by researchers at the University of Iowa.
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Amazon's two-day shipping is more like 13, thanks to Hurricane IrmaAmazon, which has trained all of us to expect packages delivered in two days or fewer, has finally met its match—Hurricane Irma.
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Best Buy drops Kaspersky products amid Russia concernsUS electronics retailer Best Buy has stopped selling products by leading computer security firm Kaspersky Lab amid concerns the company has links to Russian intelligence, the two companies confirmed Friday.
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Spørg Scientariet: Hvordan stedbestemmer man lyd med lukkede øjne?En læser undrer sig over, at man med lukkede øjne kan opfatte, hvor lyd kommer fra. Skyldes det øregangens design? Det svarer overlæge på Rigshospitalet på.
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Walkie-talkie app downloads soar as Irma loomsAs Floridians flee the path of Hurricane Irma, one app is proving to be a hurricane season essential: Zello walkie-talkie.
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Race to rescue survivors from ruins of Mexico quakePolice, soldiers and emergency workers raced to rescue survivors from the ruins of Mexico's most powerful earthquake in a century, which killed at least 61 people, as storm Katia menaced the country's east Saturday.
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Toxic sites in likely path of IrmaDozens of personnel from the Environmental Protection Agency worked to secure some of the nation's most contaminated toxic waste sites as Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida. The agency said its employees evacuated personnel, secured equipment and safeguarded hazardous materials in anticipation of storm surges and heavy rains.
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Data swamped US spy agencies put hopes on artificial intelligenceSwamped by too much raw intel data to sift through, US spy agencies are pinning their hopes on artificial intelligence to crunch billions of digital bits and understand events around the world.
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Wildfire smoke is choking the West but helping firefightersWildfire smoke blanketing much of the Western and Northwestern U.S. is setting off health alarms, but firefighters say it's helping them by containing temperatures and boosting humidity.
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Massive credit bureau hack raises troubling questionsIt could be the worst-ever data breach for American consumers, exposing some of the most sensitive data for a vast number of US households.
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Powerful prediction: Finding a better way to forecast hurricane strengthAs Hurricane Irma approaches U.S. shores, researchers sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) are using air-dropped autonomous sensors to compile real-time ocean observations to help forecasters predict the strength of future tropical storms.
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Danske virksomheder har stemt: Her er de 12 bedste kommuner For andet år i træk er virksomheder i en bestemt region i Danmark de gennemsnitligt mest tilfredse firmaer. Det viser undersøgelse udført af Dansk Industri. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/danske-virksomheder-har-stemt-disse-kommuner-de-bedste-9789 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Deadly Mexico earthquake had unusual cause US Geological Survey says tremor was within the Cocos Plate, not at the plate boundary. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22586
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4 Maps That Show the Gigantic Hurricane Irma EvacuationMillions of people moving by plane, car, and ship.
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Science debate: Should we embrace an enhanced future?Scientists ask whether everyone should have the right to become a "transhumanist" by modifying our bodies with technology.
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Giraffe Facts & PhotosThey're the tallest animal on Earth with necks that are 6 feet tall!
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Now TCL's 65" 4K TV Is On Sale, If You Want to Go Big For Football Season TCL 65" 4K Roku TV , $700 Sometimes, I’m still amazed that you can get a 65" TV for $700 , let alone one with 4K resolution, HDR10 support, built-in Roku software, and the ability to use your phone as a remote. $700 is about $100 less than usual, and while we’ve seen the 55" model on sale for $400 a few times in the past month, 65" screens actually have nearly 40" more sc
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Who Are the Millennials?Millennials, also called Generation Y, were born between 1982 and 2000.
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Where Will Hurricane Irma Make Landfall on the Florida Peninsula?Ferocious Hurricane Irma continues to roar through the Atlantic on its path toward the Florida Peninsula. Here's what meteorologists are forecasting for its landfall in the Sunshine State.
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Conservationists See a Hurricane Risk: Florida’s Exotic Pets Could EscapeWith Hurricane Irma fast approaching Florida, wildlife organizations are concerned that captive, nonnative wildlife could break loose.
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How Hurricane Irma Became So Huge and DestructiveA mix of meteorological conditions has conspired over the past week to make the storm unusually large and powerful.
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How to Protect a Drug Patent? Give it to a Native American TribeUnder a novel deal, Allergan will pay the Saint Regis Mohawk tribe $13.75 million. In exchange, the tribe will claim sovereign immunity as grounds to dismiss a patent challenge.
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Your social security number probably got leaked and that’s very, very bad Technology The Equifax hack exposed more than 100 million people to the worst kind of identity theft. You can change your stolen credit card and reclaim a bank account, but a stolen social security number is a big problem.
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The Equifax Breach Exposes America's Identity CrisisIt's time to rethink the Social Security number's ubiquity.
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Congress Isn't Happy About the Equifax Breach Photo: AP We knew it wouldn’t be long before Congress demanded action in response to the Equifax data breach—particularly since several of its members are among the 143 million Americans who are pissed about having their Social Security numbers and other personal data exposed. Equifax announced the breach yesterday, and so far the company’s behavior has been an example of how not to respond to a
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The Atlantic Daily: Into the Storm What We’re Following Watching the Weather: It’s still unclear what the impact of Hurricane Irma will be on Florida, but the National Hurricane Center in Miami is in its path and monitoring the situation. One difficulty comes in communicating warnings to those who don’t speak English . And by combining ship tracking images and wind tracking data, it’s possible to see how marine craft have been avo
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Study identifies factors that limit work ability of young adult cancer survivorsFactors that limit the work ability of young adult cancer survivors are reported today at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid.
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'Triggers': A new tool to assess cancer patients' palliative needsA new tool to identify patients who would benefit from early palliative care will be presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid.
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Patients feel psycho-social impact of chemo more acutely than physical side effectsThe preliminary results of a study to be presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid show that socio-psychological factors have become more significant for patients today than physical side effects such as nausea and vomiting, which were among the top concerns in similar studies carried out previously.
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Number of Europeans exposed to secondhand smoke at work rising to more than 1 in 4More than one in four of people who work indoors are being exposed to secondhand smoke at work, according to new research to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2017 on Sunday.
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Virginia Is Getting Rid of Its Vulnerable Voting Machines Photo: Getty Virginia’s Board of Elections voted unanimously to decertify all of the state’s touchscreen voting machines, which are considered by cybersecurity experts to be vulnerable to manipulation by hackers. The race is now on to replace the machines, which are used in 22 counties, before Virginia’s elections in November. Industry experts and and the state’s elections department have recomme
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Google Employees Organize Their Own Study of Gender Pay Gap Photo: Getty In April, the US Department of Labor accused Google of gender pay discrimination. The tech behemoth denied the allegations, and when the DoL requested historical salary records from the company, Google argued that the endeavor was too expensive . Lucky for Google, good samaritans at the company have led efforts to compile the wage data. The New York Times acquired a spreadsheet creat
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What's The Misfit Garage Crew's Game Plan For This Jacked-Up Jeep? It's Diesel Time! #MisfitGarage | Wednesdays at 9p Fired Up is branching out from their reputation for building street rods and takes on their very first Diesel build. Full episodes streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/misfit-garage/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/misfitgarage https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twitt
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Our pollution might actually be causing thunderstorms Environment Ships could seed clouds for lightning. Exhaust pollution from ships is creating lighting storms over the ocean.
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When Hurricane Warnings Are Lost in Translation In any crisis situation, there’s preparation and then there’s reality. First responders and government agencies can train volunteers, put an action plan into place, and get everything as ready as it can possibly be. But then the hurricane hits. For many of Miami-Dade’s 2.6 million residents, one of Hurricane Irma’s very present realities is language. According to the most recent American Communit
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Florida Prepares for Irma Today in 5 Lines Congress passed a $15.25 billion Harvey relief package that also includes a three-month extension of government funding and an increase in the debt ceiling. In a closed-door meeting with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, Republican lawmakers criticized President Trump for striking a deal with Democrats. As Hurricane Irma
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Hollywood's Movies Suck, and It Doesn't Want You to Know Image Source: Rotten Tomatoes Hollywood is struggling through a particularly rough financial patch at the moment, and it’s throwing blame in every direction. Its favorite target over the last ten years has been technological disruption. Netflix , home theaters , and MoviePass have all been cited as box office grim reapers. The latest target, Rotten Tomatoes, is the dumbest excuse yet. The New Yor
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WATCH: Harrowing Flight into Irma Captured in Time-Lapse VideoIf you've ever wondered what it might look like to fly an airplane into a monster storm like Irma, now's your chance to find out.
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Governor Mary Fallin to Speak at The Atlantic’s Event on Women’s Incarceration and Criminal Justice Reform in Oklahoma Washington, D.C. (September 8, 2017) -- Oklahoma incarcerates women, many of them mothers, at a rate more than twice the national average. As the state grapples with an emerging political consensus around criminal justice reform, The Atlantic will convene an afternoon event in Oklahoma City centered around the experiences of women affected by the state’s justice system. “ Defining Justice: The Ex
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How Hope Works in the Black Community, from Martin Luther King Jr. to Obama Hope has played a significant role in the lives of African Americans throughout history, from early abolitionists to Martin Luther King and President Obama. Read More
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Earth Is Running Out of Sand, Apparently Image: Aurora Torres, German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research Summer is coming to an end, and you may be thinking fondly back to times spent lounging on a beach, soft white sand flowing between your fingers and toes as you napped under the Sun. Well, forget relaxing and start worrying, baby! Researchers writing in the journal Science this week are warning us about yet another ecologic
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What the Iran Deal Can Teach America About North Korea UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said something particularly telling on Tuesday, in a speech on the Iran deal that seemed designed to discredit it. Broadly speaking, under the agreement the United States and other world powers struck with Iran, Tehran agreed to suspend its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief; it’s an arrangement President Trump seems anxious to reconsider, and Haley’s speec
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Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries in Football: What We Know We Don't Know Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries in Football: What We Know We Don't Know Ongoing studies try to quantify the risks and benefits of contact sports. concussion_final3.jpg Image credits: Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator Rights information: Copyright American Institute of Physics ( reprinting information ) Sports Friday, September 8, 2017 - 15:00 Rebecca Boyle, Contributor (Inside Science) -
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Today Was the Worst Hurricane Day on Record in the AtlanticToday earned a very undesirable title: the worst hurricane day on record, at least according to one measure of a day's hurricane intensity.
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This Ultrathin Craft Could Soon Envelop and Destroy Space JunkAt least 500,000 pieces of space debris threaten satellites and astronauts, but a California-based company says it has a new approach for taking out the garbage.
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3 Hurricanes at Once? No Biggie, Experts SayThough the three menacing hurricanes currently roiling the Atlantic may seem unusual, it's actually a fairly common occurrence that pops up about one a decade, experts say.
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Equifax breach: Criticism from lawmakers, what people can doThere's no way around it: The news from credit reporting company Equifax that 143 million Americans had their information exposed is extremely serious.
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The Nasty New 'It' Doesn't Clown AroundThe big-screen version of Stephen King's massive bestseller is a blast from the past—until it begins to deflate.
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South Asians with family history of heart disease at greater riskNew research by UT Southwestern cardiologists shows that people of South Asian descent with a family history of coronary heart disease are significantly more likely to have high levels of calcium buildup in their arteries - an indicator of higher risk for heart attacks.
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China's stealth fighter may be getting a new engine From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal Relying on Russian engines has put China at the mercy of a single, foreign supplier. That could be changing. China's J-20 stealth fighter is going to be powered by homemade turbofan engines.
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The Atlantic’s Week in Culture Don’t Miss The Remarkable Rise of Tiffany Haddish — Michael P. Jeffries writes that the standup and Girls Trip star’s success points to how comedy has—and hasn’t—changed for women and entertainers of color. Warner Bros. Film Why Is Hollywood Developing Three Different Joker Movies? — David Sims believes the flurry of news about multiple films featuring Batman’s chief villain shows just how desper
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US forecast models have been pretty terrible during Hurricane Irma Enlarge (credit: Weather Bell) We have written a fair amount at Ars recently about the superiority of the European forecast model, suggesting to readers that they focus on the ensemble runs of this system to get a good handle on track forecasts for Hurricane Irma. Then we checked out some of the preliminary data on model performance during this major hurricane, and it was truly eye-opening. Brian
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Florida Suffers Growing Gasoline Shortage As Residents Prepare For Irma Refineries were already affected by Hurricane Harvey. Now comes Irma, which is causing huge gasoline shortages in southern Florida. One firm estimates that 30 to 40 percent of Florida gas stations are out of fuel, and the twin storms are affecting gas prices all over the country.
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Sugars in breast milk may fight harmful bacteria directlyA small study finds that the sugars present in some women’s breast milk may fight potentially harmful bacteria.
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117 years on, the storm which destroyed GalvestonAs the United States braced for its second major hurricane in two weeks, Friday marked the 117th anniversary of the deadliest storm in US history, the "Great Galveston Hurricane."
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US court rejects Qualcomm bid to limit Apple lawsuitsA US federal judge Friday rejected an effort by Qualcomm to limit legal challenges from Apple in the contentious patent battles between the two California technology giants.
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NASA's fleet of satellites covering powerful Hurricane IrmaNASA's fleet of satellites have been continually providing forecasters with data on Hurricane Irma. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a look at the wide-eye of Irma and if you think about the area of maximum sustained winds around the eye, it's similar to a wide F2 tornado.
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Study on climate change shows how cities can prioritize public healthThe record flooding still devastating southeastern Texas and the ominous approach of Hurricane Irma offer a stark reminder in the importance of advance planning for the impacts of climate change.
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Lazy ants make themselves useful in unexpected waysIf the first thing that comes to mind when you think about ants is "industrious," you might be in for a surprise. In 2015, biologists at the University of Arizona reported that a sizable chunk of the "workers" that make up an ant colony spent the vast majority of their day engaging in one task: doing absolutely nothing.
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Animal welfare: Potential new indicator of chronic stress in horsesCortisol, deemed the quintessential stress hormone, allows us to cope with important events and imminent threats. A spike in cortisol levels mobilizes necessary resources—such as by tapping into our body's reserves to produce energy—and then allows us to return to a stable state. But can our bodies cope with prolonged or repeated stress in the same way? Some studies report lower cortisol levels in
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Researchers invent novel process for extracting sugars from woodThe shampoo you washed your hair with this morning. The balloons for the party. Refrigerators and sunglasses, medicine and mosquito repellent, guitar strings and fishing lures. These—and thousands of other products we use every day—contain chemicals made from petroleum. But researchers at the University of Delaware can now offer manufacturers a much sweeter alternative to this fossil fuel.
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Eye changes may signal frontotemporal lobe degenerationFrontotemporal degeneration (FTD) is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that is present in tens of thousands of Americans, but is often difficult to diagnose accurately. Now in a study published this week online ahead of print in Neurology, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found evidence that a simple eye exam and retinal imaging test m
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Medicaid expansion linked to lower uninsured ratesAfter full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the percent of uninsured decreased substantially in Medicaid expansion states among low-income nonelderly adults with newly diagnosed cancer.
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The mysterious Voynich manuscript has finally been decoded Enlarge / Roughly translated, many parts of the Voynich Manuscript say that women should take a nice bath if they are feeling sick. Here you can see a woman doing just that. Since its discovery in 1912, the 15th century Voynich Manuscript has been a mystery and a cult phenomenon . Full of handwriting in an unknown language or code, the book is heavily illustrated with weird pictures of alien plan
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Study on climate change shows how cities can prioritize public healthInvolving health experts in planning can have profound consequences.
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A sweeter way to make green productsUniversity of Delaware researchers have invented a more efficient process for extracting the sugars from wood chips, corn cobs and other organic waste from forests and farms. This biorenewable feedstock could serve as a cheaper, sustainable substitute for the petroleum used in manufacturing tons of consumer goods annually -- goods that consumers want to be greener.
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Mexico City’s Earthquake Alert Worked. The Rest of the Country Wasn’t So LuckyMexico City's earthquake protections worked beautifully last night. When will the rest of the country have them, too?
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Geneticists pan paper that claims to predict a person's face from their DNA Reviewers and a co-author of a paper by genomics entrepreneur Craig Venter claim that it misrepresents the risks of public access to genome data. Nature 549 139 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22580
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Navigate the USB-C Transition With These Affordable Cables Aukey 3-Pack USB-C Cables , $9 with code B68HPZQ4 | 5-Pack , $14 with code 3YWJ2BPX One day, all USB ports will be USB-C (or we’ll all be dead, it’s a coin flip). In the meantime, you should stock up on USB 3.0 to USB-C cables to help manage the transition.
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Mongolian Dinosaurs and the Poaching ProblemHigh-profile cases of poached fossils shine a light on the black market for paleontological specimens-and how scientists and governments are trying to stop it.
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The Precision Medicine Revolution: CRISPR-Based TherapiesThe Scientist is bringing together a panel of experts who will share their research, summarize the state of the science, and discuss the next steps for those looking to adopt the technique.
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How the Deadliest Frogs on Earth Avoid Poisoning Themselves Phyllobates terribilis. Image: Micha L. Rieser Poison dart frogs have an ominous and well-deserved reputation as a lot of death stuffed into a teeny, neon package, and none is more dangerous than Colombia’s golden poison frog ( Phyllobates terribilis ). With skin slaked with enough of the potently neurotoxic batrachotoxin (BTX) to kill a staggering 20,000 mice , the golden poison frog somehow doe
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Out There: Cassini Flies Toward a Fiery Death on SaturnLaunched in 1997, the Cassini-Huygens mission has reshaped scientific understanding of the solar system’s most exotic planet and its mysterious moons.
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Cassini Burns Into SaturnNASA’s Cassini spacecraft will plunge into Saturn on September 15, incinerating itself after 20 years in space.
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Life After the Storm: Children Who Survived Katrina Offer LessonsNow in their 20s, they urge the youngest survivors of Harvey and Irma to seek stability from one ‘solid anchor’ — a parent, teacher, pastor or sibling
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During a Hurricane, What Happens Underwater?A hurricane the size of Irma can cause extensive damage on land with massive storm surges, excessive rainfall and raging winds. But what exactly happens below the ocean's surface, in the deep sea, when these storms pass through?
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It Is a Time to Talk About Climate Change In an interview with CNN on Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said that now is not the time to talk about climate change. “Here’s the issue,” he said. “To have any kind of focus on the cause and effect of the storm, versus helping people, or actually facing the effect of the storm, is misplaced.” Fortunately this is not a choice that need be made. There is vulga
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What Goes Into Hurricane Forecasting? Satellites, Supercomputers And More The latest hurricane models are using lightning-fast supercomputers to crunch ever-more data. And they're getting better. (Image credit: AP)
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A chemical meant to save plants is actually killing them—and it's spreading Environment Dicamba drift blues. New formulations of dicamba, an herbicide, seem to be causing havoc in America's soybean fields…
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EPA Head Scott Pruitt: Discussing Climate Change Right Now Is 'Insensitive' to Irma, Harvey Victims Photo: AP In a bonkers interview with CNN late Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt doubled down on the climate censorship that’s become foundational to this administration’s environmental agenda. A longtime denier of man-made climate change, Pruitt told CNN it is “insensitive” to discuss the role climate change may have played in strengthening Hurricane Harvey or Hurricane
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Let's Talk Through Our Hopes for the Fancy New iPhoneThe hosts open their iPhones and ask Siri to predict what's coming from Apple on Tuesday.
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Is This the Beginning of the End for Goop? Around the turn of the 20th century, American entrepreneur Clark Stanley sold an allegedly healing “rattlesnake oil” out of his stage coach. Stanley marketed his product as a Western interpretation of some ideas he supposedly gathered from Eastern medicine, claiming the product could cure a whole host of illnesses. The problem was, a federal investigation revealed that not only did Stanley’s snak
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As Irma nears, GIS data shows Florida emptying itself of planes flightradar24 Life in the 21st century doesn't mean being able to ignore natural disasters; 150mph winds, tsunami waves, and earthquakes will still mess up one's day. But living in what used to be the future does allow us to understand such phenomena. We can even simulate it, albeit poorly. Living in 2017 also allows you experience it vicariously, at a macro scale, live and at home. For years now
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Getting The Word Out About Severe Weather Getting The Word Out About Severe Weather How the role of social media can save lives. Getting The Word Out About Severe Weather Video of Getting The Word Out About Severe Weather Earth Friday, September 8, 2017 - 14:45 Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer (Inside Science) -- Where do you go for severe weather information? Do you turn to social media? Now meteorologists and social scientists are looking
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As Irma Approaches, a Nervous Florida Braces For Impact GOES-16 captured this stunning—if not horrific—image of Hurricane Irma passing the eastern end of Cuba at about 8:00 am ET on September 8, 2017. (Image: NOAA) Like a slow moving stalker in a horror movie, Hurricane Irma is now less than 400 miles from Miami and making steady progress. The exceptionally-powerful storm has triggered a mass exodus from Florida, what may wind up being one of the larg
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An Israeli Scandal With Political Consequences There was “ bottle-gate ,” a scandal over deposits on empty bottles; there were several allegations of abuse made by former household staff; and there were the claims of a shopping spree paid for by a donor. Through them all, Sara Netanyahu, the wife of the Israeli prime minister at the center of those scandals, emerged mostly unscathed and free of legal troubles. Will it be different this time?
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What finding boron on Mars actually means in the hunt for alien life Space We're getting closer. You probably don’t think of boron as an essential ingredient to life, because it’s not essential for humans. But on Mars, it might have been crucial.
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Why the Giant Mexican Earthquake HappenedThursday night's quake, near an undersea crust collision zone, was the strongest to hit Mexico in a century -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Lazy ants make themselves useful in unexpected waysSizable populations of inactive workers in ant colonies have puzzled scientists for a long time. However, new research by UA biologists shows that these ants are far from useless.
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NASA's fleet of satellites covering powerful Hurricane IrmaNASA's fleet of satellites have been continually providing forecasters with data on Hurricane Irma. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a look at the wide-eye of Irma and if you think about the area of maximum sustained winds around the eye, it's similar to a wide F2 tornado.
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Animal welfare: Potential new indicator of chronic stress in horsesCortisol is generally considered to be a stress hormone because its levels rise during episodes of acute stress. Yet its relationship to chronic stress is less clear. Researchers from the CNRS, Inserm, the universities of Rennes 1 and Caen, in collaboration with the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, have linked lower cortisol levels to states of chronically poor welfare in adult horses
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Low-oxygen dwarf galaxy shows us how the early universe lookedA star factory with the lowest oxygen level ever seen in such a galaxy could help us understand how the elements were distributed after the big bang
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Boat Exhaust Could Be Causing More Lightning Image: Aigars Mahinovs /Flickr Are you a boat driver who drives boats in the ocean ? Then do I have bad news for you, boathead . And that bad news is lightning . Not so fun driving boats now, boaty! Anyway, it is slowly becoming clear that the world is falling apart , so I’m finding it increasingly difficult to take anything less interesting than utter disaster seriously. So here’s a thing that i
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So, Equifax says your data was hacked—now what? Enlarge (credit: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Yesterday, the credit reporting agency Equifax revealed that the personal data of 143 million US consumers, as well as "limited personal information for certain UK and Canadian residents," was exposed by an attack exploiting security flaws in the company's website. Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, and some drivers licen
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Photos of the Week: 9/2–9/8 Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, an earthquake in Mexico, a two-headed tortoise in Switzerland, wildfires across the western United States, Rohingya refugees driven from Burma, a frightening "Super Monster Wolf" in Japan, and President Donald Trump makes a deal with Democratic leaders.
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'Sling-shot' show for NASA spacecraft over AustraliaStargazers will be treated to a rare skyshow when NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft 'sling-shots' its way over Australian skies on September 23.
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Here Are Some More Deals On the Most Popular SSDs Out There Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD , $140 | 250GB , $90 An SSD is the best upgrade you can give your older computer, and Samsung’s 850 EVO line is the most popular one there is. A worldwide NAND shortage has reversed the previously inexorable downward price trend on these things over the past year or so, but today on Amazon, you can get a 500GB drive for $140 , or 250GB for $90 , the best prices Amazon’s
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Genetically Modified Moths Come to New York Earlier this spring, Anthony Shelton found himself planting a cabbage patch with members of his lab in upstate New York. “We’re A to Z here,” says Shelton , who is an entomologist at Cornell University. If “A” is planting cabbages, then “Z” is releasing into that cabbage patch insects genetically engineered to breed themselves out of existence—the first time such insects have ever been released i
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Eyewire: Next Generation where does this go? You might have noticed that the Eyewire tutorial hasn’t changed much in years. As Bob Dylan said, the times, they are a changin’. We’re pleased to invite all players to help create the next generation of Eyewire by curating the very cubes that will introduce new players to the wonderful world of tracing. We’ve put together for you a skeleton of our plan to redo onboaring, whic
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If everyone became vegetarian, would the planet actually be better off? Ask Us Anything Cutting back on red meat is probably the best place to start, but eating the right types of veggies is important, too. Losing our dependence on meat is a good start to making sure our food choices are environmentally-friendly, but looking at our food system as a whole isn't a bad idea…
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Patient Death Won’t Slow Research on “Off-the-Shelf” Immune Cells to Treat CancerThe approach could treat patients in dire need faster at a lower price, but questions remain about safety.
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Hurricanes: A Science Primer We know how damaging and costly, in many ways, such natural phenomena can be — but the devastation is not surprising, once you know how much energy is involved, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser. (Image credit: NOAA)
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Mexico's alert system plays its part as quake strikesSirens wailed across Mexico City late Thursday warning its estimated 20 million population of a rapidly approaching quake from the Pacific, the latest use of its effective early warning system.
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Many nicknames for Pluto’s features are now official Enlarge / Pluto’s first official surface-feature names are marked on this map, compiled from images and data gathered by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft during its flight through the Pluto system in 2015. (credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI/Ross Beyer ) On Thursday, the International Astronomical Union announced that it had officially accepted the names for 14 features on the surface of the dwarf planet Plu
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The Deuce Is Magnificent Television Midway through the first episode of The Deuce , premiering on HBO Sunday night, Candy (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a veteran sex worker, explains to a nervous teenage client whose encounter with her has ended prematurely why he can’t try again without paying for it. “It doesn’t seem fair,” the boy complains, evolving from shy nervousness to nasty petulance in a blink. Candy asks what his father does, and
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8.1 magnitude earthquake is one of the strongest to ever hit Mexico Science And a hurricane may be on the way. A massive magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck Mexico just before midnight on Thursday.
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Newsbook: In Harvey and Irma’s Wake, 3 Books on HurricanesTwo books follow families affected by similar disasters, and a third argues that humans may hold the key to mitigating their impact.
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Toll in Mexico quake rises to at least 32Mexico was severely jolted overnight by its most powerful earthquake in a century, which killed at least 32 people as it struck the Pacific coast, officials said Friday.
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In wake of Equifax breach, what to do to safeguard your infoThere's no way around it: The news from credit reporting company Equifax that 143 million Americans had their information exposed is very serious.
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Gel-like ice is the lightest form of water ever discoveredA type of simulated water ice has a molecular structure so sparse it’s like frozen candy floss, making it the lightest type of ice we’ve ever seen
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Wild tigers to reappear in Kazakhstan after 70 yearsWild tigers could be returning to Kazakhstan after a groundbreaking reintroduction plan was signed off Friday.
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Intel to stop making WiGig cards for laptops but still pushing 60GHz for VR Enlarge / Intel demo of an HTC Vive with WiGig at Computex this year. (credit: Intel) Intel is ending production of its 60GHz 802.11ad, also known as WiGig, controllers and antennas later this year. Anandtech writes that the company has sent end-of-life notifications for the high-speed wireless parts, and it will stop making and selling them in just a few months. 802.11ad boasts higher performanc
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Why Can't I Stop Watching This Nipple-Stabilized Topless Ski Footage? GIF The clever software that stabilizes bumpy video and turns it into smooth as silk footage works by tracking various targets in a clip so it can calculate the camera’s erratic movements. Here’s what happens when you instead tell it to stabilize footage by tracking just a single male nipple . Jake Alewel recently shared this video of a Fourth of July ski trip where he filmed himself racing down
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Feds probe Uber's tracking of Lyft drivers (Update)The Justice Department in Manhattan is investigating whether Uber illegally used software to track drivers for Lyft, its main ride-hailing competitor, to gain an advantage in attracting and recruiting drivers, according to two people familiar with the probe.
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Team led by graduate student at PPPL produces unique simulation of magnetic reconnectionThere is a new application of the fluid model to reconnection in space plasmas.
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Team produces unique simulation of magnetic reconnectionJonathan Ng, a Princeton University graduate student at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), has for the first time applied a fluid simulation to the space plasma process behind solar flares northern lights and space storms. The model could lead to improved forecasts of space weather that can shut down cell phone service and damage power grids, as well
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With ingenuity and solidarity, Cubans prepare for IrmaSome tie down the roof tiles on their houses with fishing line and others open their homes to friends and neighbors seeking refuge against Hurricane Irma.
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Jose an 'extremely dangerous' Category Four hurricane: monitorsHurricane Jose strengthened to a powerful Category Four storm Friday as it followed in the path of Hurricane Irma, US weather forecasters said.
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Hurricane records broken in 2017Not even halfway into the 2017 hurricane season, and before Irma makes landfall in Florida, tropical mega-storms in the Atlantic basin have already broken several records, and challenged others, experts say.
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Investors punish Equifax for massive data breachInvestors were bailing out on Equifax a day after the credit monitoring company said a data breach exposed the Social Security numbers and other personal data of 143 million Americans.
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Apple embarks on Emmy quest with big bet on video streamingTelevision is one of the few screens that has Apple hasn't conquered, but that may soon change. The world's richest company is appears ready to aim for its own Emmy-worthy programming along the lines of HBO's "Game of Thrones" and Netflix's "Stranger Things."
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NY museum gets vast collection of Colonial-era artifactsMore than 100,000 artifacts from one of the earliest European settlements in North America are now housed at an upstate New York museum located near where the objects were discovered more than 40 years ago.
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NASA gets 'eyed' by major Hurricane JoseNASA's Aqua satellite captured clear view of the eye of Hurricane Jose at it moved toward the Leeward Islands and strengthened into a Category 4 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Aqua also analyzed the storm in infrared light showing powerful storms around the center, capable of heavy rainfall.
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Satellites show Hurricane Katia crawling to the Mexico coastTwo days of satellite imagery from NASA's Terra and NOAA's GOES East satellites showed that Hurricane Katia was starting to crawl to the coast of southeastern Mexico.
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NASA flights map summer melt of Greenland Ice SheetOperation IceBridge is flying in Greenland to measure how much ice has melted over the course of the summer from the ice sheet. The flights, which began on Aug. 25 and will go on until Sept. 21, repeat paths flown this spring and aim to monitor seasonal changes in the elevation of the ice sheet.
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Why it's difficult to predict evolutionary fate of a new traitThe phrase "survival of the fittest" makes the principle of evolution by natural selection easy to understand—individuals with a trait that adapts them well to their circumstances are more likely to pass that trait along. But as a new study explains, multiple factors make predicting the fate of a trait fiendishly difficult.
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Team Thoreau wins! Congrats to Team Thoreau for their transcendental triumph! We hope you enjoyed this meditative VS battle. Check out the leaderboard! Artwork by Zoe Gillette
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Young birds suffer in the cityCity life is tough for young birds. But if they survive their first year, they are less susceptible to the effects of stress, according to research from Lund University in Sweden.
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Bariatric surgery associated with semen abnormalities and reduced fertility in menA meta-analysis of studies in which men underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedures found frequent sperm aberrations and lower fertility rates despite improvements in weight, androgen levels, and sexual quality of life following the procedure.
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How Exercise Might Fight CancerEpinephrine's activation of the signaling pathway Hippo is responsible for the in vitro tumor-fighting effects of serum from women who worked out.
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Congress Passes Harvey Aid and Seals Trump's Deal With Democrats Congress has delivered the first installment of federal relief to the states ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, approving $15.25 billion as part of a package that includes a three-month extension of government funding and an increase in the debt ceiling. The House on Friday morning passed the legislation on a 316-90 vote, acting barely 72 hours after President Trump struck an agreement with Democratic
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The Myth of the ISIS Female Suicide Bomber In the historical pantheon of societal folk devils, few figures are as rivetingly transgressive as the ISIS female suicide bomber. Burqaed and belted-up to the nines, she is the ultimate Other, transgressing not only civilizational prohibitions against murder and suicide, but also deeply ingrained assumptions about what it means to be a woman in patriarchal societies where women are accorded less
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Are you an Equifax breach victim? You could give up right to sue to find out [Updated] Enlarge (credit: GotCredit ) Update (3:40p ET, 9/8) : While New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the forced arbitration terms of service are "unenforceable" and should be removed, Equifax has added language to its " FAQs for Consumers " that the arbitration clause in the "Terms of Use" does not apply to "the cybersecurity incident." Our original article appears below. By all accounts,
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We inhale up to 10 billion mold spores daily; here’s why you haven’t died yet Enlarge / Dangerous molds fill the walls of a flooded home in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 14, 2006, six months after Katrina. (credit: Getty | Fort Worth Star-Telegram ) Humans inhale somewhere between 1,000 and 10 billion mold spores on an average day—let alone on days after catastrophic flooding or a Category 5 hurricane hits, when fungal flare-ups can ensue. Each one of those teeny spores
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6 Dumb-as-Rocks Game of Thrones Fan Theories (That Could Still Technically Be True) All Images: HBO Game of Thrones , if you’ll forgive the pun, changed the game on fan theories. The HBO show has inspired countless Reddit threads, discussion forums, and crazy homemade conspiracy walls decked out with pictures, names, and string in hopes of tying all the pieces together. Some of those theories have actually come true, most notably “R+L=J.” However, others seem like they’re too du
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The Longest Walk On Earth Takes You From China to Liberia (or Vice Versa) Pretty sure nobody has ever attempted this Read More
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6 Rules for Rebuilding After Harvey and IrmaIn an era of catastrophic weather, institutions—like agencies that manage storm barriers—as well as infrastructure must be redesigned -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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iFixit’s Galaxy Note 8 Teardown finds lots of glue, removable components Enlarge / The Note 8 gets ripped apart. That's a lot of pieces! (credit: iFixit ) A new device has come out, so it's time for iFixit to attack the phone with a battery of heat pads, pry tools, and screwdrivers. The site recently tore the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 asunder, revealing its gooey innards. And I mean "gooey" literally, because as usual, the Note 8 case is assembled mostly with glue. The fr
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South Korean researchers lobby government to lift human-embryo restrictions Regulations are deterring research that could lead to disease treatments, say scientists. Nature 549 141 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22585
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What’s Really Going On With Google Drive Image Source: Google On Thursday, Google made a confusing announcement that could easily scare the crap out of 800 million people: Google Drive’s going away—but actually, no, it’s not. However, there are a few things you should know about the changes that are coming. First and foremost, the Google cloud service known as Drive is going to be just fine. If you log in to your Google account and util
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Oil Barrels Aren't Real Anymore The U.S. oil industry pumps more than 3 billion barrels of crude per year. Oil crosses continents in pipelines like the Keystone, which moves 1.3 million barrels per day. It travels between them on tanker ships, the largest of which can carry 3.7 million barrels. When oil leaks, the disaster is quantified in barrels spilled—more than 250,000 from the Exxon Valdez, and at least 3 million from Deep
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Uber Is Ditching Diesel in London
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Equifax’s Massive ID Theft Is a Reminder That Firms Need Incentives to Keep Data Safe
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The World Is Running Out of SandWhen people picture sand spread across idyllic beaches and endless deserts, they understandably think of it as an infinite resource but a resource perspective reveals the over-exploitation of global supplies is causing a disaster.
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Nissan's Prettier Leaf, Lyft's Robot Taxis, Jaguar's Electric Vehicle Pledge, and More Car News You MissedPlus, the House advances a self-driving car bill.
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An Artist Uses an iPhone to Visualize Sounds in ARArtist Zach Lieberman uses Apple's ARKit to make audio recording that you can see in space.
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Improving cervical cancer screening rates for transgender menA new study indicates that alternative options for cervical cancer screening, including self-sampling for human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, could improve the screening rate among transgender men.
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Britiske forskere ønsker et laboratorium til overvågning af ligEn ’ligfarm’ vil give værdifuld viden om menneskekroppens nedbrydning til gavn for f.eks. politiet, lyder argumentet.
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Why RSS Still Beats Facebook and Twitter for Tracking News Image: Gizmodo You’d be forgiven for thinking RSS died off with the passing of Google Reader , but our old friend Really Simple Syndication (or Rich Site Summary) still has a role to play on the web of 2017. It’s faster, more efficient, and you won’t have to worry as much about accidentally leaking your news reading habit to all your Facebook friends. Whether you’ve never heard of it before or yo
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Triceratops Skull, Skeleton Discovered Together in Rare FindA construction crew in Colorado was forced to stop work on a new fire and police station recently when one of the workers hit something unusual: a pair of bones from a Triceratops that lived more than 65 million years ago.
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What Netflix's "The Confession Tapes" Teach Us about the Psychology of InterrogationsThe take-home message is that we need to change the way police do interrogations--and do it fast -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What Caused Hollywood's Summer From Hell? Hollywood is heading into the season of horror after a summer from hell. The past few months were the worst box-office summer in more than a decade . This Labor Day weekend’s haul was the lowest in nearly 20 years . To explain the bad news, movie executives are trying out fresh excuses ( blame … Rotten Tomatoes? ), while journalists are rehashing familiar criticisms (people are bored with sequels
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Lab notes: there's a hole (near) my heart that can only be filled by ... this week's science! The most exciting story this week is kind of about nothing ... but a very big nothing. Astronomers have found evidence of enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun hiding in a gas cloud near the galaxy’s centre. It’s not just a big hole though: it could help us understand how supermassive black holes form. And while we’re still gazing heavenward, everyone’s favourit
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Today's Best Deals: Anker Smart Speaker, SSDs, New Balance Shoes, and More Anker’s Echo Dot competitor , a $20 Kershaw knife , and 50% off New Balance shoes lead off Friday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Launched under Anker’s home brand, Eufy , the Genie smart speaker starts at $35- the lowest price so far on Amazon’s analog, the Dot , but today the barrier to entry to the Alexa ecosy
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Meeting a microbe in the morning or in the evening: Is it all the same?Does the time of day matter when our body is infected by a parasite? According to new research from McGill University, it matters a great deal.
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Later circadian timing of food intake is associated with increased body mass indexBWH investigators examine the relationships between body fat and body mass index, and the timing of food consumption, to time of day and to the body's circadian or body clock.
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Polio-like disease in childrenIn Germany in the summer and autumn of 2016, several cases of illness in children were observed that were accompanied by acute flaccid paralysis. In an article in the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, Johannes Hübner et al. describe this disease on the basis of two case reports.
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NASA gets 'eyed' by major Hurricane JoseNASA's Aqua satellite captured clear view of the eye of Hurricane Jose at it moved toward the Leeward Islands and strengthened into a Category 4 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Aqua also analyzed the storm in infrared light showing powerful storms around the center, capable of heavy rainfall.
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NASA flights map summer melt of Greenland Ice SheetOperation IceBridge is flying in Greenland to measure how much ice has melted over the course of the summer from the ice sheet. The flights, which began on Aug. 25 and will go on until Sept. 21, repeat paths flown this spring and aim to monitor seasonal changes in the elevation of the ice sheet.
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Nursing home workers often fail to change gloves, risking spread of infection: New studyThe failure to change gloves is common among certified nursing assistants, and may be a significant cause of the spread of dangerous pathogens in nursing homes and long-term healthcare settings, according to a new study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the journal of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.
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RED's First Smartphone Still Looks Like a Fake Star Trek Prop Image: Leia Inc. RED, the makers of super high quality cameras that probably cost more than your car, has been working on an equally ambitious phone with some of the most far out tech any company has ever tried to put on a handset. Yesterday CEO Jim Jannard took to the RED camera forums to give more details on the sci-fi sounding holographic display, and to announce a partnership with Leia Inc.,
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YouTubers escape fines for promoting their own CS:GO gambling site A pair of YouTubers will not face any fines for undisclosed promotion of a Counter-Strike: GO ( CS: GO ) gambling site they owned, as part of a settlement with the FTC announced this week . Last May, Trevor “TmarTn” Martin and Thomas “Syndicate” Cassell came under fire for videos promoting CSGO Lotto, a site that lets players gamble using in-game skins as a form of currency. Those videos breathle
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The National's Super-Political Love Songs I spoke with Matt Berninger of The National on August 21, just as the solar eclipse was casting its shadow over the eastern United States. He’d been on the phone most of the day in Los Angeles and missed the celestial phenomenon, but nonetheless had a metaphor for the moment. “When Trump won it felt like the sky changed color a little bit, and literally that’s what’s happening right now as we spe
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Hurricane Irma Remains Dangerous After Dropping to Category 4Friday morning saw Irma downgraded to a Category 4 hurricane. But don't relax just yet — it's still a powerful and potentially deadly beast of a storm.
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Premature babies get worse healthcare if they're not white Health Something's wrong in the NICU. Race and ethnicity might play a role in the quality of attention very low birth weight babies receive in NICUs.
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Empatimaskinen sætter dig i en andens skoEt kollektiv af kunstnere og forskere bruger virtual reality til at højne forståelsen af vores medmennesker
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Trump's Shrinking, Energized Base Every shrewd politician keeps a watchful eye on his base, but the relationship between President Trump and his core supporters has become an object of near-fetishistic obsession. Even as his poll numbers continue to gradually settle toward the basement, Trump’s more outlandish actions are often interpreted as base maintenance, and it’s said that Trump’s base remains unshakably loyal to him . A Wa
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3 Things We Know about Hurricane IrmaObservers warn it could be one of the most infamous storms in Atlantic hurricane history -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Decentralized Social Networks Sound Great. Too Bad They’ll Never WorkOpinion: The power of platforms like Facebook, Google, and Twitter has prompted a call for decentralized social networks. Good luck with that.
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The Beauty and Mystery of Saturn's Rings Revealed by the Cassini MissionThe space probe has shown us how complex and dynamic the rings truly are -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The FBI Is Investigating the Uber Program That Allegedly Spied on Lyft Drivers Photo: Getty Less than a week into the new job and Uber’s new CEO faces yet another federal investigation into the company. Sounds like hell. It is. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched a probe into secret software Uber used between 2014 and 2016 that was internally referred to as “ Hell ,” the Wall Street Journal reported . The program could reportedly track Lyft drivers and was alle
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Satellites show Hurricane Katia crawling to the Mexico coastTwo days of satellite imagery from NASA's Terra and NOAA's GOES East satellites showed that Hurricane Katia was starting to crawl to the coast of southeastern Mexico.
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Juvenile stroke: Causes often not knownStrokes without a definitive identifiable cause account for up to 50 percent of juvenile strokes. In juvenile strokes, the range of causes is wider and their frequency distribution differs from that in older stroke patients, in whom the classic cardiovascular risk factors are primarily implicated.
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Hepatocellular carcinoma: Resection vs. transplantationLiver transplantation is the gold standard for treating early hepatocellular cancers. Because of the lack of donors, this option is, however, available to a limited degree only. Curative liver resection is an alternative in this setting. Markus B. Schoenberg, Julian N. Bucher, and coauthors investigated whether liver resection can yield results that are comparable to those of liver transplantation
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Separating septic and aseptic operating areas is unnecessaryIn Germany, the rule still applies that aseptic and septic and procedure rooms need to be separate; Julian Camill Harnoss and coauthors show that this separation is unnecessary, in the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2017; 114: 465-72).
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Hurricane Irma: ‘Everything Is Under Water, I Mean Everything’ Updated on September 10 at 10:41 p.m. Take it from the hurricane historian: There has never been a tropical cyclone quite like Irma. “You’ve had storms this strong,” said Phil Klotzbach, a meteorologist at Colorado State University who specializes in the history of Atlantic tropical cyclones. “But the thing that sets [Irma] apart is she stayed strong for a really long time—and she’s still incredi
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Who belongs in a city? | OluTimehin AdegbeyeUnderneath every shiny new megacity, there's often a story of communities displaced. In this moving, poetic talk, OluTimehin Adegbeye details how government land grabs are destroying the lives of thousands who live in the coastal communities of Lagos, Nigeria, to make way for a "new Dubai." She compels us to hold our governments and ourselves accountable for keeping our cities safe for everyone. "
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What Are Those Mysterious 'Earthquake Lights' Popping Up on Social Media? Image: Ray Bouknight /flickr The complexities of rare and extraordinary natural phenomena, like powerful earthquakes, come with mysteries not fully understood. One that seems to get quite a bit of attention from scientists and skeptics alike is earthquake lights, flashes or other glowing phenomena that occur before or during a quake. Videos (real or not) have already surfaced documenting these li
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Why it's difficult to predict evolutionary fate of a new traitIn a new review paper, scientists explain the vexing complexities that make it hard to predict whether a new genetic trait will take over a population or die out, a key challenge for many fields including infectious disease.
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Young birds suffer in the cityCity life is tough for young birds. But if they survive their first year, they are less susceptible to the effects of stress, according to research from Lund University in Sweden.
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Blocking sweet taste receptors can help body fight off sinus infectionsSweet taste receptor, known as T1R, can be activated by certain amino acids secreted by bacteria. Researchers took cells from rhinosinusitis patients and isolated the various communities of bacteria that were present. They found cultures of Staphylococcus bacteria produced two D-amino acids called D-Phe and D-Leu, both of which activate T1R sweet receptors and block the release of antimicrobial pe
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New guidelines discourage use of brain imaging as a 'lie detector' for chronic painA task force consisting of researchers from around the world and led by a scientist at the Krembil Research Institute in Toronto has released a set of recommendations that advise against the use of brain imaging as a test for chronic pain.
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Internal mechanism found to be responsible for the limitless growth potential of epithelial tumorsFeatured on the cover of the journal Proceedings of the National Academic of Sciences, the study identifies the cell types and molecular mechanism involved in tumor initiation and growth.
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The Bad Science Behind Campus Response to Sexual Assault This is the second story in a three-part series examining how the rules governing sexual-assault adjudication have changed in recent years, and why some of those changes are problematic. Read the first installment here . As debate has begun over whether the rules governing sexual-assault adjudication have gone too far, one subject has received almost no attention, although it has become central t
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The Secret Logic of Cows A cluster of cows browsing under the summer sun might look like they haven’t a care in the world. But the life of a herd animal is filled with trade-offs and decisions. Although they seem interchangeable, each one is an individual with its own particular desires. If a cow isn’t finished eating or lying down digesting by the time the herd picks up and moves, it may have to go along anyway. There a
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Fighting Climate Change in a Red State ATLANTA — “The South” describes a vast, diverse group of people, ideologies and cultures linked, sometimes exclusively, by soupy, sweaty summers. Georgia’s right wing government that recently attempted to pass an anti-LGBT “religious freedom” bill, its Paris Accord exit-supporting senators and Bible Belt location make its largest city, Atlanta, feel like a progressive island in a sea red with con
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Rheumatoid arthritis drug eases mysterious itch Researchers have found that a certain immune signaling molecule is key in activating neurons in the skin that cause chronic itching, the roots of which have long been a mystery. In a small study, the researchers also discovered that people with a type of itch from an unknown cause, a condition called chronic idiopathic pruritus, improve when they take tofacitinib (Xeljanz), a drug approved for rh
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We May Now Know Why Whales Keep Stranding Themselves New research suggests that whale stranding are the result of the navigational mistakes cause by the same magnetic anomalies that produce the aurora borealis. Read More
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Did spinning black holes let light fill the universe? Scientists have come up with a new theory of how light filled the universe. Soon after the Big Bang, the universe went completely dark. That intense event that created the cosmos churned up so much hot, thick gas that light was completely trapped. Much later—perhaps as many as one billion years after the Big Bang—the universe expanded; became more transparent; and eventually filled up with galaxi
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Researchers Claim They Can Use Face Recognition to Accurately Identify Someone's Sexuality Shutterstock/Sam Woolley Privacy experts have sounded alarms on face recognition for years. Originally, there were concerns that walking into airports and in public parks meant you were scanned and matched to secret criminal databases. Those fears have since evolved, and now face recognition is a bedrock of predictive technology. Soon, your chances of becoming a terrorist or developing a rare dis
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LORELEI: Taselisib boosts breast tumor shrinkageAdding taselisib to letrozole before surgery significantly improved outcomes for patients with early breast cancer that was both estrogen receptor positive and HER2-negative (ER+/HER2-) according to results of the LORELEI trial, presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid.
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Pembrolizumab: promising response rate in pretreated metastatic gastric cancerPembrolizumab has shown a promising response rate in patients with pretreated metastatic gastric cancer, according to late-breaking results from the KEYNOTE-059 trial presented today at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid.
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New data confirms superiority of docetaxel based triplet therapy in gastric cancerThe superiority of docetaxel based triplet therapy over standard care in patients with resectable esophago-gastric cancer has been confirmed in late-breaking results from the FLOT4 trial presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid.
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Patients with high risk prostate cancer may benefit 'equally' from two new treatmentsPatients with high risk prostate cancer starting long-term hormone therapy may benefit from two new treatments, according to late-breaking results from the STAMPEDE trial presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid.
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Machine learning enabled mobile microscope for monitoring air qualityAccurate on-site air-quality monitoring can be performed using lens-free microscopy on a chip coupled with machine learning. A portable system built by Aydogan Ozcan and co-workers from UCLA, generates statistics of particle size and density from microscopic images of particulate matter in air. The system can screen 6.5 liters of air in about 30 seconds and has a particle sizing accuracy of about
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How Do Hurricanes Get Their Names?The decision about new hurricane names is made by a committee, which doesn't stop some people from making their own special naming requests.
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Gizmodo

Status Audio's Cult-Favorite CB-1 Headphones Are Back Down to Their Lowest Price Status Audio CB-1 , $63 If price has been the barrier to entry keeping you from better audio, here’s the first opportunity since Prime Day to grab Status Audio’s CB-1s for their best price ever, $63. Status is a direct-to-consumer headphone company, building great cans in proven form factors without the markup that comes with popular brands. In fact, there’s no branding here whatsoever. Advertise
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Opstramninger får betydning for danske kræftlægers deltagelse i ESMO Restriktioner på danske lægers muligheder for at deltage i sponsorerede kongresrejser vil formodentlig slå igennem på kommende ESMO-kongresser.
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Tech in the Netherlands and Shabbat in Zimbabwe: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing This Tiny Country Feeds the World Frank Viviano | National Geographic “The Netherlands is a small, densely populated country, with more than 1,300 inhabitants per square mile. It’s bereft of almost every resource long thought to be necessary for large-scale agriculture. Yet it’s the globe’s number two exporter of food as measured by value, second only to the United States, which has 270 times its
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The Atlantic

Watch Cargo Ships Skitter Away From Hurricane Irma Modern cargo ships are huge, slow machines that ply the world’s oceans, delivering fuel, raw materials, and products to power the economy. Sailing the seas is dangerous. Thanks to safer ships and weather forecasting, it’s not as dangerous as it used to be, but rough seas can sink a modern ship, as we saw when the freighter El Faro sank during an Atlantic storm in October 2015 , killing all 33 sea
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'The Drone King': An Animated Excerpt In the 1950s, Kurt Vonnegut wrote a short story that he never published. Recently, editors of a Vonnegut short story collection discovered it while researching old papers. The Atlantic is printing “The Drone King” for the first time this fall. This piece is an animated excerpt of a passage from the story where an intrepid businessman named Sheldon Quick tries to sell his associate on the idea of
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Facial Recognition Is Getting Incredibly Powerful—and Ever More Controversial
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Watch out for the northern lights tonight – UK could be in for a big display Those in the UK should look northwards for the aurora tonight as the aftermath of the biggest solar flare for more than a decade continues to pummel Earth The particle ‘debris’ created by a monstrously large solar flare reached Earth at around 00:00 BST last night. It sparked displays of the northern lights that were seen as far south as Edinburgh in Scotland and Arkansas in the US. At 00:12 BST,
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Exercise may give us more impulse control Physical exercise may help people exert more control over impulsivity, a new, small study suggests. “There’s a particular type of task called ‘delay discounting’ that presents individuals with a series of choices between ‘smaller/sooner’ and ‘larger/later’ rewards,” says Michael Sofis, a doctoral student in applied behavioral science at the University of Kansas, who led the study. “It’s something
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Ars Technica

Uber is apparently facing a third federal criminal investigation Enlarge / Travis Kalanick, ex-CEO of Uber Technologies. (credit: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Federal investigators are probing an internal program, dubbed "Hell," that Uber used to keep tabs on its leading competitor, Lyft, the Wall Street Journal is reporting . "Uber created fake Lyft customer accounts, tricking Lyft’s system into believing prospective customers were seeking rides in
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Apple's iPhone Event: What to Expect Next WeekiPhones! Apple Watches! Augmented reality!
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Why Americans resist higher taxes for the wealthy Americans may resist raising taxes on the wealthy as a way to address inequality due to our beliefs in “equal treatment,” say political scientists. “If many US voters don’t support higher tax rates, it’s not because they are uninformed, distracted, or confused,” explains David Stasavage of New York University, coauthor of the paper with Stanford University’s Kenneth Scheve. “It’s for a more simpl
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Rucaparib boosts progression-free survival in BRCA mutant recurrent ovarian cancerRucaparib maintenance therapy increases progression-free survival in BRCA mutant recurrent ovarian cancer by 77%, according to late-breaking results from the ARIEL3 trial reported today at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid.
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An emergency method for measuring strontium levels in milk can be used in routine studiesThe UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country's Nuclear and Radiological Safety research group is participating in validations of methods proposed by the International Atomic Energy Agency. In a recently published study, this group has tested the viability of a method proposed by the international agency to measure radioactive strontium in milk, developed for cases of nuclear emergency, so that it
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How to draw electricity from the bloodstreamMen 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 flowing blood in blood vessels into electricity. They describe their innovation in the journal Angewandte Chemie.
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Under-reporting of vertebral fractures by radiologists: A missed opportunityA new retrospective study by researchers at the University of Oxford has found that within a cohort of hip fracture patients many had previous imaging studies showing incidental vertebral fractures -- but 54 percent of the vertebral fractures were not reported by radiologists. The study puts a spotlight on the under-reporting of osteoporotic vertebral fractures, particularly by radiologists who ar
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High-speed quantum memory for photonsPhysicists from the University of Basel have developed a memory that can store photons. These quantum particles travel at the speed of light and are thus suitable for high-speed data transfer. The researchers were able to store them in an atomic vapor and read them out again later without altering their quantum mechanical properties too much. This memory technology is simple and fast and it could
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Are we being watched? Tens of other worlds could spot the EarthA group of scientists from Queen's University Belfast and the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany have turned exoplanet-hunting on its head, in a study that instead looks at how an alien observer might be able to detect Earth using our own methods. They find that at least nine exoplanets are ideally placed to observe transits of Earth, in a new work published in the journal M
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Immune cells help fat deal with environmental challengesImmunosuppressive regulatory T-cells play an important role in the functioning of adipose tissue. This is the discovery of scientists from the Helmholtz Diabetes Center at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich. Their findings are published in the journal Cell Metabolism.
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Gizmodo

Mexico Rocked By Massive 8.1-Magnitude Earthquake Debris from a collapsed wall sits in Oaxaca, Mexico. (Image: AP/Luis Alberto Cruz) The strongest earthquake to hit Mexico in a century has struck off the nation’s West Coast, shaking buildings for hundreds of miles and triggering tsunami warnings. At least 16 people have been killed, but officials are expecting the death toll to rise. As the US Geological Survey reports, the quake struck at 11:40
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CityLab Paris: Preeminent Annual Summit to Convene Mayors, City Innovators, and Leaders from Across the Globe to Discuss Opportunities and Challenges Facing Cities Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y. (September 8, 2017)—From climate change and transnational security to inclusive economic growth and affordability, global cities are often the source of the most transformative thinking regarding the world’s most urgent challenges. Identifying effective and replicable solutions will be central to conversations at the fifth annual “ CityLab: Urban Solutions to G
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The Atlantic

The Banality of the Equifax Breach Consumer data breaches have become so frequent, the anger and worry once associated with them has turned to apathy. So when Equifax revealed late Thursday that a breach exposed personal data, including social-security numbers, for 143 million Americans, public shock was diluted by resignation. There are reasons for the increased prevalence and severity of these breaches. More data is being collec
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First imaging of free nanoparticles in laboratory experiment using a high-intensity laser sourceIn a joint research project, scientists from the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI), the Technische Universität Berlin (TU) and the University of Rostock have managed for the first time to image free nanoparticles in a laboratory experiment using a high-intensity laser source. Previously, the structural analysis of these extremely small objects via single-sh
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A-MUD: A method for automatically detecting mouse songMice, like birds, are natural born singers. From birth, they emit a wide repertoire of vocalizations especially in the ultrasonic range, which are inaudible for humans. They emit ultrasonic vocalizations (or USVs) to form complex patterns to communicate with each other. The amount of calls and sequences of different types of vocalizations are important form of communication. Mouse vocalizations ar
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Dagens Medicin

Kliniknært studie har høj prioritet ESMO er en mulighed for at danne sig et aktuelt overblik over status for dansk kræftforskning, blive opdateret på vigtige forskningsresultater, og værdifuld ’networking’ om forskningsprojekter med europæiske kolleger, mener Karen-Lise Spindler, professor på Aarhus Universitet og overlæge på onkologisk afdeling, Aarhus Universitetshospital.
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ESMO er bedre end ASCO inden for gynækologiske kræftsygdomme Overlæge Mansoor Mirza, Rigshospitalet, ser frem til årets ESMO-kongres, som efter hans vurdering har mere at byde på end amerikanske ASCO, når det kommer til nyheder inden for forskning i gynækologiske kræftformer.
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Onkolog ser frem til nye data for kombinationsbehandling af nyrekræft Overlæge Frede Donskov, onkologisk afdeling på Aarhus Universitetshospital, glæder sig bl.a. til at høre præsentationen af et stort fase 3-studie, hvor kombinationsbehandling af nyrekræftpatienter med nivolumab og ipilimumab er sammenlignet med monoterapi med sunitinib.
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Lisa Sengeløv forventer nye data på kendte studier Ledende overlæge Lisa Sengeløv, Herlev Hospital, tager bl.a. til ESMO for at blive opdateret inden for egne fagområder.
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Travl ESMO-kongres for klinikchefen Klinikchef Ulrik Lassen, onkologisk klinik på Rigshospitalet, kan se frem til en ESMO-kongres, hvor han skal være chairman på flere sessioner, og selv har en række præsentationer.
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Ingeniøren

Forskeren, der printede en nyre, men glemte det vigtigsteI det mest sete og citerede foredrag om bioprint udelod en af foregangsmændene en vigtig detalje, som den dag i dag stadig hæmmer offentlighedens indblik i, hvad der sker, når vi 3D-printer med vores egne levende celler.
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Flere bommerter i dansk sexundersøgelse: Ukrypteret login-side og kodeord i klartekst En ukrypteret login-side er blevet taget ned, ligesom Projekt SEXUS heller ikke længere opfordrer brugere til at sende kodeord via mail. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/flere-sikkerhedsbommerter-dansk-sexundersoegelse-ukrypteret-login-side-kodeord-klartekst Version2
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Introduction to Cognitive Biases and Rationality submitted by /u/owenshen24 [link] [comments]
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Ars Technica

Bored? Try the Goodwood Revival livestream Enlarge (credit: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images) Over in the UK, the Goodwood Revival is just getting underway. It's a race-weekend/fancy-dress garden party, where people dress up in period attire to match the vintage and historic cars that battle it out over the course of three days. The racing is the antithesis of what we saw a few weeks ago in Monterey, although the cars are no less rare or valu
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Mechanism behind platinum catalyst capturedCars are equipped with catalysts to disarm toxic exhaust gases. Platinum plays an important role there. Leiden physicists and chemists have now for the first time seen the mechanism behind a platinum catalyst. With a fundamental understanding of the process, scientists can use this rare material more efficiently. Publication in Nature Communications.
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UA-invented sunscreen licensed to leading aloe vera supplierThe University of Arizona has licensed a new, non-penetrating sunscreen to MexiAloe Laboratorios, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of Novamex.
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An officer and a gentlewoman from the Viking army in BirkaWar was not an activity exclusive to males in the Viking world. A new study conducted by researchers at Stockholm and Uppsala universities shows that women could be found in the higher ranks at the battlefield.
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Lung cancer: Scientists find answer to resistanceScientists at the University of Southern Denmark have found a new strategy for overcoming the resistance, which many lung cancer patients develop towards a recent drug, which can arrest the growth of tumors.
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A-MUD: A method for automatically detecting mouse songMice produce a remarkable repertoire of vocalizations across five octaves, which they emit during mating and other contexts. Analyses of mice song can provide important information about their social behavior and for research into neuropsychiatric disorders. But their songs are in the ultrasonic range and inaudible for humans. Researchers at Vetmeduni Vienna and the Acoustics Research Institute no
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Who is the chief culprit of dust concentrations over East Asia?Compared with the Taklimakan Desert, the Gobi Desert located between China and Mongolia is the dominant contributor to the East Asian dust concentrations.
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NUS scientists unravel new insights into promising semiconductor materialResearchers from the National University of Singapore have established new findings on the properties of two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide, a widely studied semiconductor of the future.
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New treatment on the horizon for type 1 diabetes sufferersPatients suffering from type 1 diabetes may soon have access to improved approaches to treat the disease, courtesy of new research out of Sydney's Westmead Institute for Medical Research.
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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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Marie Lu's New Book Packs a Videogame With Refreshing HeroesThe former videogame designer is creating the protagonists she longed to see when she was playing games.
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The Dead Sea—environmental research on the edge of extremesThe water level of the Dead Sea drops by more than one meter per year. Thousands of sinkholes, sudden strong rainfall events and flash floods are among others, the challenges facing the population and the environment in the region. The underlying processes were studied by scientists from Germany, Israel, Jordan, and Palestine at the DESERVE Helmholtz Virtual Institute; the work was coordinated by
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Hurricane Irma tears across Caribbean leaving chaos in its wakeThe tropical storm has left a trail of devastation across the region, reducing islands to wreckage and leaving at least 14 people dead
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Minister lover flere besparelser, men afviser forskernes anbefalingerEnergieffektivisering vil ifølge klima- og energiministeren være en væsentlig del af udspil til ny energiaftale.
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Increases in wildfire-caused erosion could impact water supply and quality in the WestA growing number of wildfire-burned areas throughout the western United States are expected to increase soil erosion rates within watersheds, causing more sediment to be present in downstream rivers and reservoirs, according to a new study published online in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union.
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Dagens Medicin

Region Hovedstaden nedsætter arbejdsgruppe for at styrke hurtig udredningKun hver anden somatiske patienter bliver udredt inden for tidsfristen på en måned i Region Hovedstaden. Det får regionen til at nedsætte en arbejdsgruppe, som skal se på problemet.
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Quanta Magazine

Solution: ‘The Prime Rib Problem’ In last month’s Insights puzzle , I concocted a fanciful story about a culinary delicacy made by grilling the ribs of a long serpent, using a special system of grilling frames. This system was my attempt to imagine a physical version of the Sieve of Eratosthenes , the ancient Greek algorithm for identifying prime numbers. Creating the grilling contraption was a fun exercise, not least because of
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Gizmodo

Cassini Dropped Its Most Mind-Blowing Look At Saturn's Rings Yet Image: NASA Though Cassini only has a few days left to study Saturn before it dies, it’s seriously making them count. Today, NASA released what it says are “the highest-resolution color images of any part of Saturn’s rings.” In true Cassini fashion, they’re absolutely mesmerizing. The above image, taken on July 6th, 2017, is a natural color composite of a portion of Saturn’s B ring. At the time,
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Yuck or yum? Swiss offer insect burgers of mealworm larvaeSwallow deeply, pinch the nose and repeat the mantra: "Tastes like beef, tastes likes beef." Then bite into the burger of rice, chopped vegetables, spices and mealworm larvae.
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UK declares emergency in storm-hit Virgin Islands, sends aidBritain flew additional aid supplies to the Caribbean on Friday after Hurricane Irma flattened homes and schools and flooded hospitals, causing the British Virgin Islands to declare a state of emergency.
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Six rules for rebuilding infrastructure in an era of 'unprecedented' weather eventsBefore Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Aug. 25, there was little doubt that its impact would be devastating and wide-ranging.
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First genetic proof that women were Viking warriorsNew DNA evidence uncovered by researchers at Uppsala University and Stockholm University shows that there were in fact female Viking warriors. The remains of an iconic Swedish Viking Age grave now reveal that war was not an activity exclusive to males – women could be found in the higher ranks at the battlefield.
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High-speed quantum memory for photonsPhysicists from the University of Basel have developed a memory that can store photons. These quantum particles travel at the speed of light and are thus suitable for high-speed data transfer. The researchers were able to store them in an atomic vapor and read them out again later without altering their quantum mechanical properties too much. This memory technology is simple and fast and it could
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Maximum precision in protein synthesisResearchers from the Center for Molecular Biology of Heidelberg University (ZMBH) and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have investigated the mode of action of a molecular chaperone vital to protein synthesis. Together with colleagues from the University of Cologne and the Penn State University (USA), they were able to demonstrate that the speed of protein synthesis is associated with the f
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Scientists unravel new insights into promising semiconductor materialResearchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have established new findings on the properties of two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), a widely studied semiconductor of the future.
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How safe is critical infrastructure from hacker attacks?Critical infrastructure elements such as wind power stations are partially controlled via mobile phone networks. Using state-of-the-art tests, researchers at Horst Görtz Institute for IT-Security (HGI) in Bochum are investigating how well protected such control systems are from external attacks. The team from Ruhr-Universität Bochum has joined forces with colleagues from TU Dortmund University in
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Are we being watched? Tens of other worlds could spot the EarthA group of scientists from Queen's University Belfast and the Max Planck Institute for solar system Research in Germany have turned exoplanet-hunting on its head, in a study that instead looks at how an alien observer might be able to detect Earth using our own methods. They find that at least nine exoplanets are ideally placed to observe transits of Earth, in a new work published in the journal M
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Equifax data breach hits nearly half of US – and isn’t over yet“Horrendous” hack of Equifax, a US firm responsible for millions of people’s credit ratings, is not the biggest in US history, but the data is the most sensitive
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We seem to be getting stupider and population ageing may be whyAverage IQ may be falling, a trend some think is due to smarter people having fewer children. Now evidence suggests longer lifespans may be to blame instead
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Gizmodo

How Aliens We’ve Never Met Could Help Humanity Escape Self-Destruction Image: ESA Humans have had such a dramatic impact on Earth that some scientists say we’ve kickstarted a new geological era known as the Anthropocene . A fascinating new paper theorizes that alien civilizations could do the same thing, reshaping their homeworlds in predictable and potentially detectable ways. The authors are proposing a new classification scheme that measures the degree to which p
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Could Another Archie Comics Icon Be Coming to Riverdale Next Season? Plans on the It sequel are already moving forward. Arrow casts the son of Deathstroke. Plus, colorful new posters from Thor: Ragnarok; what’s to come on The Orville , Last Man on Earth , Gotham , and more; and new footage from Star Trek: Discovery . Behold, spoilers! It 2 Gary Dauberman, a co-writer on the first It reboot, has already been tasked to write a sequel. [ /Film ] Bumblebee The Transfo
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Air pollution takes a toll on solar energyDust and other tiny air pollutants can reduce solar energy output by as much as 25 percent in parts of the world.
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Transparency in peer reviewIn 1832, the Royal Society moved from using committee minutes to written peer review reports for determining what was published in Philosophical Transactions. This was conveyed by Frederick Augustus, The Duke of Sussex in his Presidential address of November that year.
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Why more grandparents are raising their grandchildrenSunday, Sept. 10, 2017 is Grandparents Day. Many grandparents will receive loving cards, calls and emails from their grandchildren.
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Image: Petermann Glacier, GreenlandThe Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the Petermann Glacier in northwest Greenland in this false-colour image captured on 16 August 2017.
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Unistellar's eVscope successfully finds, images asteroid florenceLast week, 5-km asteroid Florence paid Earth a visit—and, using the advanced features of Unistellar's eVscope, we were able to observe it from a location just outside of San Francisco. This, our first attempt to image an asteroid using the eVscope's Autonomous Field Detection (ADF) feature, was a huge success, as you can see in the image, which captures what we saw in the telescope's eyepiece afte
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Oldest kids in class do better, even into university, study findsIt's been known for years that the oldest children in class perform better in school than their youngest classmates. But according to a new study co-authored by University of Toronto Scarborough economist Elizabeth Dhuey, that gap can persist, with older children more likely to attend post-secondary school and graduate from an elite university.
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Ars Technica

Lawyer who sued Gawker and Techdirt has a new target: Jezebel Enlarge / LAS VEGAS - JUNE 11: Greg Scherick (L) at the CineVegas film festival in 2006. Scherick has sued Gizmodo Media Group, claiming that an article in Jezebel about his project "Superstar Machine" was libelous. (credit: Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for CineVegas) An Oregon life coach, represented by the lawyer who won a $140 million verdict against Gawker Media on behalf of Hulk Hog
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Heat stress escalates in cities under global warmingHeatwaves are intensifying in cities due to the double whammy of the urban heat island effect and global warming, according to a new study.
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How fashion adapted to climate change in the Little Ice AgeOne could say the consequences of the planet's warming climate can be seen on fashion week runways and the shelves of Anthropologie and H&M. Silhouettes shrink as midriffs and backs open. Sheer fabrics, breathable textiles and flowy draping are in. And in response to climate change's rapid pace, some corners of the fashion industry are moving toward implementing sustainable business practices and
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Experiments with bacteria show that genes can fuse together, leading to the production of novel proteinsAll organisms must continuously adapt to their environment in order to survive. Such adaptation is brought about by changes in their genetic material. Together with colleagues from New Zealand, Paul Rainey from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön has been studying the emergence of new, better adapted cell types in the laboratory. The researchers have discovered that one mecha
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#24 UdsendtNår Danmark drager i krig, er soldaterne ledsaget af sundhedsprofessionelle. Stetoskopet sætter fokus på lægelivet i Irak.
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Solar Flares May Explain Mass Whale StrandingSolar storms in 2016 may have scrambled the magnetic field sperm whales use to navigate.
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Ars Technica

For parts of Florida, Hurricane Irma offers a worst-case scenario Enlarge / Hurricane Irma at dawn on Friday, shown in a GOES-16 photo. (credit: NOAA) On Thursday afternoon, Eric Blake, a hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center and one of the country's foremost experts on these storms, took to Twitter to offer a few capstone thoughts on the storm bearing down on Florida. "Irma has me sick to my stomach," he wrote . "Need to be very lucky for it to
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Science-Based Medicine

Another Child Harmed by Pseudomedicine: Lead Poisoning from a “Homeopathic Healing” BraceletThe CDC has published a report on yet another child harmed by exposure to a caregiver's belief in quackery...and the toxic level of lead found in a "homeopathic" teething bracelet.
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Ars Technica

The TVR Griffith: It’s small, it’s fast, and it’s not coming to the US TVR The new TVR we were teased with earlier this week has now seen the light of day. TVR has returned to the Griffith name for this 500hp (373kW) rear-wheel drive V8 with a manual gearbox, a downforce-generating underbody, and as few driver aids as is possible to fit into a car and still meet European regulation approval. We've already seen the chassis, a mix of steel tubes with composite panels
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Friends don’t let friends tweet ‘fake news’ Twitter users are more likely to accept corrections to false information if it comes from people with whom they have a connection, new research suggests. “Basically, people don’t want to look foolish in front of their friends…” When Twitter users tweet a false rumor, they are more than twice as likely to accept correction if it comes from a mutual follower—someone they follow who also follows the
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Retractions Damage Scientists Reputations: StudyAuthors of rescinded papers see a 10 percent to 20 percent decline in citation rates for their other publications.
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Image of the Day:Lungs AglowBy first removing epithelial tissue from rat lungs while preserving their intricate vascular networks, scientists re-engineered healthy, working lung scaffolds.
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Summer in the US Was Hotter and Wetter Than AverageIt's been a wet, hot American summer, according to a new NOAA climate report.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

A new way to reduce playground bullyingFor some teachers, back-to-school excitement comes with jitters over how best to address new curriculum mandates. And for many parents, there are other worries, including concerns about their children's social interactions and fears of playground bullying.
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Popular Science

Three animals inspiring the armor of the future Animals Seashells, fish, and spiders may hold the key to better bulletproof vests. Animals sport some pretty impressive body armor, and now we’re trying to mimic it for ourselves.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Unknown species may thrive in Antarctic cavesAnimals and plants may be living in warm caves under Antarctica's ice, according to a study.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Could climate change breed a whole new category of hurricane?Hurricane Irma raged into the Caribbean this week as a Category 5 storm, taking at least nine lives so far, leaving a million Puerto Ricans without electricity, and reducing the island of Barbuda to rubble. And it's not done yet; the storm is expected to strike Florida in a few days.
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Dagens Medicin

Selvmord skal forebygges gennem nyt samarbejdeRegionerne og Lægeforeningen er at finde på listen over organisationer, der frem til 2020 skal arbejde for, at der bliver færre selvmord og selvmordsforsøg i Danmark.
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Futurity.org

Tiny dot makes magnetic data storage much faster Researchers have developed a new way to alleviate many of the issues that make magnetic data storage for computer hard disks and other data storage hardware problematic, including speed and energy use. “This gives us the hope that our technology should be suitable for applications in magnetic RAMs…” For almost seventy years now, magnetic tapes and hard disks have been used for data storage in com
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Experiences win over material goods if you're paying with creditWould you rather go into debt for a stylish leather sofa or a trip to Hawaii?
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Ingeniøren

Overhørte lydsignaler kan forudsige jordskælvI et laboratorium har amerikanske forskere opnået et gennembrud i at forudsige jordskælv ud fra analyse af svage akustiske signaler, som tidligere ansås for at være tilfældig støj.
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Live Science

Strongest Earthquake in a Century Strikes MexicoThe strongest earthquake to hit Mexico in 100 years struck off the country's southern coast late Thursday night local time, killing at least five people and sending residents fleeing into the streets.
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Jaguar Will Make an Electric Version of Every Car Its Sells by 2020—And Might Make an Electric E-TypeJaguar Land Rover unveils an all-electric E-type, and promises much more battery power in its future.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Massive sunspots and huge solar flares mean unexpected space weather for EarthIf you still have your solar viewing glasses from the eclipse, now is a good time to slap them on and look up at the sun. You'll see two big dark areas visible on our star. These massive sunspots are regions of intense and complicated magnetic fields that can produce solar flares – bursts of high-energy radiation. You can just make them out with solar viewing glasses, but they're better viewed thr
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Scientific American Content: Global

Self-Destructing Circuits Mimic Mission: Impossible TapeElectronic devices that decompose on schedule will be a boon to security tech and medical implants -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Atlantic

What Donald Trump Jr. Left Out of His Statement to Congress The president’s son is party to an investigation. So on Thursday, Donald Trump Jr. gave an official statement to Senate investigators about his June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer, tied to the Kremlin, who claimed to have damaging information about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. For a full account of how Trump Jr.’s Thursday’s statement differed from bygone explanations he offered the
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The Atlantic

Should a Judge's Nomination Be Derailed by Her Faith? Dianne Feinstein sat alongside other senators at a hearing on Wednesday and questioned two federal appellate-court nominees. She was particularly anxious about Amy Coney Barrett, a law professor at Notre Dame: Feinstein was not convinced that Barrett would uphold Roe v. Wade given her traditional Catholic beliefs. “The dogma lives loudly within you,” Feinstein said. “And that’s of concern when yo
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Gizmodo

Anime-Style Illustrations Created In Microsoft Excel [Image: Enbos ] Game scenario director Hiroo Otsubo has an interesting work process: he creates anime-style art in Excel. According to Otsubo, he can do a drawing in about four to five hours. If that sounds incredibly difficult, just look at how they’re put together in Excel. ( This clip from another artist should shed light on how drawing in this Microsoft program works.) The tweet below reads:
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New Scientist - News

Mexico on tsunami alert after biggest earthquake in 85 yearsThe US Geological Survey reported the earthquake's magnitude as 8.1, making it the biggest earthquake in Mexico since 1932
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Research reveals how humans develop echolocation skillsOngoing research in Sweden reveals that when navigating by echolocation, as blind people do, our powers of hearing can be used in ways we never realized.
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Dagens Medicin

Babyboom vil presse fødeafdelingerne En ny prognose fra Danske Regioner peger på, at antallet af fødende vil stige de kommende år. Det vil få personalet på landets fødeafdelinger til at skulle løbe endnu hurtigere, lyder det fra flere sider.
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Dagens Medicin

Region Syd om fravalg af EPIC: Vi har haft en objektiv og stringent proces Region Hovedstadens problemer med Sundhedsplatformen er ikke årsagen til, at Region Syddanmark har tildelt systemet dumpekarakterer i sin prækvalifikationsrunde, pointerer sygehusdirektør for OUH Niels Nørgaard Pedersen.
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Viden

Kan gentests afgøre, om vi kan blive ramt af stress?Vi har undersøgt brugen af gentests, når det gælder stress. Eksperter stiller sig kritiske.
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