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The Ars 10: We pick our favorite indie games from PAX West 2017 Ars Technica staffers began attending PAX West in 2007, when it was the only Penny Arcade Expo around. A lot has changed in 10 years, but the biggest difference has been the exponential growth of playable independent games on the massive show floor. Even if we didn't have to wait in a single line, four days is simply not enough time to try out the hundreds of indie titles on offer at PAX today. S
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The only safe email is text-only emailIt's troubling to think that at any moment you might open an email that looks like it comes from your employer, a relative or your bank, only to fall for a phishing scam. Any one of the endless stream of innocent-looking emails you receive throughout the day could be trying to con you into handing over your login credentials and give criminals control of your confidential data or your identity.
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Can random bits of DNA lead to safe, new antibiotics and herbicides?I was cutting my grass when the battery in my iPod died. Instead of enjoying the distraction of music, my brain switched to its usual nerd mode of thinking about molecules. Within a few passes of cut grass, I was pondering the biggest "Why not?" of my scientific career: Could we discover new drugs and useful agricultural compounds by challenging organisms with clusters of random chemistry?
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Dagens Medicin

To ud af tre læger siger stop til flere patienterEn ny analyse fra PLO viser, at to ud af tre af landets læger har lukket for tilgang. PLO's formand kalder det for bekymrende.
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Study finds consumers grow attached to brands that boost their confidenceConsumers are more likely to connect with brands that they believe enhance their autonomy, competence and ability to relate to others, according to a new study from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business and the University of Texas at El Paso.
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Researchers develop advanced material for ultra-stable, high capacity rechargeable batteriesA team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has successfully designed a novel organic material of superior electrical conductivity and energy retention capability for use in battery applications. This invention paves the way for the development of ultra-stable, high capacity and environmental friendly rechargeable batteries.
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Hydrodynamics researchers demonstrate objects sinking in water with zero dragWater will easily stop a bullet, but it can't stop a ball sinking in a bubble.
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Scientists observe largest solar flare in 12 yearsThe sun's largest solar flare in more than 12 years – and the eighth largest since modern records began in 1996 – has been captured in high detail by a team of researchers from the University of Sheffield and Queen's University Belfast.
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Live Science

Are Catastrophic Disasters Striking More Often?Saturated media coverage of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma can make it seem like disasters happen all the time. Is the frequency of billion-dollar disasters really rising?
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The Atlantic

Donald Trump Has Left America Less Prepared for Another 9/11 The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks struck an unprepared America mere months into President George W. Bush’s first term. Nothing in his tenure to that point was particularly memorable. Nothing he had ever faced in life was remotely comparable. And the United States was forever shaped by the strengths and weaknesses exhibited by the Bush administration as its officials decided how to respond
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The Atlantic

When In-Person Conversation Is Better Than Texting “My position is not anti-technology, it’s pro-conversation,” asserts Sherry Turkle the director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self in a short interview at the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival. Turkle believes that technology is an important part of modern life, but also that people need time away from their phones to cultivate the best relationships with other people. She argues that there sho
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Brain Composer—'thinking' melodies onto a musical scoreTU Graz researchers develop new brain-computer interface application that allows music to be composed by the power of thought. They have published their results in the current issue of the journal PLOS ONE.
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Video: What can Hurricane Irma tell us about the future of Atlantic hurricanes?Anand Gnanadesikan, a climate modeler in Johns Hopkins University's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, examines the atmospheric and oceanic circulation of the tropics, including how changes in circulation can affect hurricane formation.
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Mapping the Brain in 11 Dimensions? submitted by /u/NaiveSkeptic [link] [comments]
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New Scientist - News

Florida suffers coast-to-coast battering by Hurricane IrmaAfter striking the Caribbean islands and leaving several close to uninhabitable, Hurricane Irma has made landfall in Florida and caused untold damage
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Geocolor image of Hurricane IrmaThe NOAA satellite GOES-16 captured this geocolor image of Hurricane Irma passing the eastern end of Cuba at about 8:00 a.m. EDT on Sept. 8, 2017. Forecasters say the eye of Irma should move near the north coast of Cuba and the central Bahamas on Friday, Sept. 8 and Saturday, Sept. 9, and be near the Florida Keys and the southern Florida Peninsula Sunday morning. Irma, now a category 4 storm, has
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As Western Wildfires Blaze, Scientists Turn to Satellites for HelpAs forest fires worsen amid global warming, having more eyes in the sky may be the best way to fight them.
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Apple’s iOS 11 Will Make It Even Harder for Cops to Extract Your DataApple has added two features that could make the lives of law enforcement investigators significantly more difficult.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Cycling: Groups call for action on 'car-dooring'A door-opening method that involves using the "wrong" hand should be taught to drivers, groups say.
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Latest Headlines | Science News

Science can’t forecast loveScientists’ forecast for romantic matches is unpredictable.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Cassini: Saturn probe turns towards its death plungeThe veteran space probe puts itself on a path to destruction in Saturn's atmosphere on Friday.
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Researchers weigh the factors that power hurricanesThe factors that influence the intensity of hurricanes like Irma and Harvey are under scrutiny at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where researchers are sorting the environmental conditions that can spawn such powerful storms.
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Scientific American Content: Global

China's Endangered FirefliesThey're used to light up birthdays, Valentine's Day, and massive "glow shows" in theme parks—and at harvest rates of 17 million insects a year, they're at risk of extinction -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Employee outsourcing hides slaves in the workforce, shows researchFailure to monitor outsourced recruitment is resulting in companies inadvertently employing victims of modern slavery, according to new research led by our School of Management.
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Scholar explores limited electoral power of low-income AmericansRepresentative democracies, ideally, are meant to give all citizens, no matter their economic status, equal voice.
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Scientific American Content: Global

China's Delayed Moon Mission Sparks Debate over Lunar SamplesThe Chang’e 5 spacecraft could return invaluable new moon rocks to Earth, but who will get to study them? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Machine learning enables mobile microscope for monitoring air qualityUCLA researchers have developed a cost-effective mobile device to measure air quality. It works by detecting pollutants and determining their concentration and size using a mobile microscope connected to a smartphone and a machine-learning algorithm that automatically analyzes the images of the pollutants.
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Conservative media dominated coverage of 2016 campaign, report findsIf you thought that media coverage during the 2016 presidential election seemed, more often than not, to boost Donald Trump and criticize Hillary Clinton, you didn't imagine it, a new report says.
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Image: Hubble sees newborn stars in arms of a spiral galaxyLike firecrackers lighting up the sky on New Year's Eve, the majestic spiral arms of NGC 5559 are alight with new stars being born. NGC 5559 is a spiral galaxy, with spiral arms filled with gas and dust sweeping out around the bright galactic bulge. These arms are a rich environment for star formation, dotted with a festive array of colors including the newborn stars glowing blue as a result of th
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CO2-free mobility: (how) is that possible?Right now, everyone is talking about mobility, how it ought to be CO2 -neutral and clean. Yet how do we get there? Banning combustion engines, changing how we usually get around or gradually shifting towards electric vehicles – the ideal path is not exactly clear.
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Ingeniøren

Trafikforsker: Betalingsring og roadpricing løser ikke Københavns CO2-problemerSærligt roadpricing kan løse problemer med trængsel. Men som middel mod Københavns CO2-udledning, som miljøborgmester Morten Kabell har foreslået, svarer roadpricing eller en betalingsring til at bruge en hammer til at banke en skrue i væggen, siger medlem af Klimarådet.
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Image: Smoke lingers over western U.S. and CanadaWildfires have been widespread in the western United States and Canada this year. Not only does wildfire bring untold damage and destruction to the area it burns, the smoke that the fire releases creates its own health and pollution issues. In this image, it appears that most of the wildfire smoke is heading westward on winds that have changed direction from east to westbound.
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Image: Large Binocular Telescope snags first glimpse of NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft since launchThis set of magnified, cropped images shows NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft (highlighted in red) as it approaches Earth for its Sept. 22 Earth Gravity Assist. To improve visibility, the images have been inverted so that black and white are reversed. The images were taken Sept. 2, by the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory located on Mount Graham in Arizona. This is the first Earth-based view of the
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Research demonstrates ability to gather and share data without internet during natural disastersStorms like Hurricane Irma and other natural disasters bring with them lots of uncertainty – where will they go, how much damage will they cause. But, what is certain is that no matter where they strike, natural disasters knock out power.
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Lignin waste modified for industrial bio-oil useLignin, a waste product in biomass and ethanol production, now finds new value as bio-oil in new products. At the University of Borås, Sweden, a team of researchers has investigated methods to extract and refine lignin for industrial applications.
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Enhanced protein analysis could help early disease detectionPeople could start receiving life-saving treatment for cancer and other diseases much earlier with the help of a new method to analyze blood proteins.
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Extreme jet ejections from the black hole X-ray binary V404 CygniA black hole X-ray binary (BHXB) is a black hole orbiting a normal star. When matter from the normal star accretes onto the black hole, a jet of charged particles is ejected at relativistic (near-light) speeds, and these particles emit strong X-ray radiation. The processes involved are thought to be similar to ones active under the more dramatic conditions in active galactic nuclei. Most known BHX
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Gizmodo

Steve Bannon Predicts President Trump Will Be Reelected in a Landslide Predictions are hard. Especially in politics. But former Trump advisor Steve Bannon made an incredibly confident prediction about the future of the Trump regime last night. And he could be right. Last night, 60 Minutes aired its full interview with Steve Bannon. You’ve probably already seen the highlights (or lowlights as it were), but the most interesting bit didn’t make it on the air. In an onl
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Ancient wetlands offer window into climate changeEnvironmental researchers have uncovered a wealth of information about a unique part of Australia that offers never-before-seen insights into climate change since the last ice age.
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New device zooms in on microbe behaviour at the right scaleMarine microbes play an important role in the productivity and functioning of our oceans but scientists studying their behaviour face many challenges.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

ERC frontier research leaves its mark: 73 percent breakthroughs or major advancesThe European Research Council's blue sky research continues to make an impact, as demonstrated in a new independent study, published today, which looked at the outputs of ERC projects. Overall confirming the outcome of last year's study, 73 percent of projects evaluated have made breakthroughs or major scientific advances. The report found that the ERC is achieving its goals of funding high-risk/h
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NYT > Science

Hurricane Irma Linked to Climate Change? For Some, a Very ‘Insensitive’ QuestionScientists are concerned that Trump administration officials are sidestepping questions about climate change after two major hurricanes.
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New Scientist - News

Democracy needs an upgrade to ensure it keeps people on its sideIf an election winner gains fewer votes than the loser, the system is flawed. To stay the best mode of government, democracy needs to use new technology
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Ingeniøren

Techtopia #17: The Copenhagen Letter, et manifest om mennesker og teknologiPodcast: Ugen der gik på Techfestival, hvor fremtiden skulle indrettes. Vi fik et manifest for teknologisamfundet. Der var bøger til fremtidens tech-borgere. Og nye kunstige stemmer til smartphonen skabt af tech-gæsterne selv.
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Dagens Medicin

Få alle nyheder fra den store diabeteskongres i LissabonDagens Medicin har to videnskabsjournalister på plads ved den store diabeteskongres EASD 2017.
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Ingeniøren

Spørg Scientariet: Kan jeg nedbringe stråling i mit anneks med aluminiumsfolie?En læser vil gerne inddrage sit anneks til beboelse, men frygter stråling fra en transformerstation. Dansk Energi giver råd om evt. afskærmning.
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What is the cause of dust concentrations over East Asia?Dust, one of the major aerosol constituents of the global aerosol burden, is an active component in Earth's physical, chemical and biogeochemical cycles. In addition, dust aerosols induce adverse effects on social and economic development. A case study for the dust storm in Beijing indicated total economic loss due to dust storms ranging from 2,268.5 million RMB (US$273.3 million) to 5,796 million
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Fire ant venom compounds may lead to skin treatmentsSolenopsins, the main toxic components of fire ant venom, chemically resemble ceramides, which are lipid-like molecules essential for maintaining for the barrier function of the skin. Solenopsin analogs can reduce skin thickening and inflammation in a mouse model of psoriasis, Emory and Case Western scientists have shown.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Looking stressed can help keep the peaceThis is the first research to suggest scratching may have evolved as a communication tool to help social cohesion.
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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab

Tun i ØresundFor første gang siden 1960'erne er der taget et billedet af en springende tun i Øresund....
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Ingeniøren

MIT kortlægger Irmas hærgen real-time med ny tjeneste Ny tjeneste vil vise real-time uploads af vanddybder og billeder efter orkanen Irma. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/mit-kortlaegger-irmas-haergen-real-time-med-nye-tjeneste-1080314 Version2
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Ingeniøren

Datalæk afslører Apples kommende gadgets og features Kun et par dage før Apple selv ville afsløre deres kommende telefon, styresystem og nye features, er det hele lækket online. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/datalaek-afsloerer-apples-kommende-gadgets-features-1080280 Version2
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Fire ant venom compounds may lead to skin treatmentsCompounds derived from fire ant venom can reduce skin thickening and inflammation in a mouse model of psoriasis, Emory and Case Western scientists have shown.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

First research to suggest scratching may have evolved as a communication tool to help social cohesionScratching is more than an itch—when it is sparked by stress, it appears to reduce aggression from others and lessen the chance of conflict.
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Science : NPR

Is All That Wildfire Smoke Damaging My Lungs? Forest fires have brought a smoky haze to the West, along with stinging eyes, sore throats and headaches to people far from flames. Unseen particles of ash also make it hard for some to breathe. (Image credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
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Science : NPR

So Your Kitchen Sponge Is A Bacteria Hotbed. Here's What To Do For the first time, scientists have carefully analyzed all the critters in a kitchen sponge. There turns out to be a huge number. Despite recent news reports, there is something you can do about it. (Image credit: Joy Ho for NPR)
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Ingeniøren

Ugens job: European Spallation Source mangler ingeniør til datacenter På dagens liste jagter både Novozymes, Velux, Cowi, NNE og mange flere firmaer ingeniører. Heriblandt også European Spallation Source, der er ved at anlægge den største neutronkilde i verden. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-job-stoerste-neutronkilde-verden-mangler-mandskab-9882 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Ingeniøren

Dong Energy vinder kontrakt på verdens største havmølleparkSelskabet har vundet kontrakten på at bygge Horn Sea 2-parken i Nordsøen på knap 1,4 GW med et bud på 46,8 øre pr. kWh. Det er halvdelen af, hvad Dong opnåede en kontrakt til for to år siden
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Viden

Kina vil droppe benzin- og dieselbilerKina har ikke sat et årstal på hvornår bilerne skal udfases, men det vil ske ”i den nærmeste fremtid”.
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Ingeniøren

Forurening fra skibe skaber tordenvejr over travle sejlruterAnalyse af 1,5 milliarder lyn viser, at to sejlruter i Det Indiske Ocean og Det Sydkinesiske Hav er ekstra hærget af uvejr.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Offshore wind power cheaper than new nuclearFigures from the government are seen as a milestone in the advance of renewable energy.
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Science-Based Medicine

IBM’s Watson versus cancer: Hype meets realityFive years ago, IBM announced that its supercomputer Watson would revolutionize cancer treatment by using its artificial intelligence to digest and distill the thousands of oncology studies published every year plus patient-level data and expert recommendations into treatment recommendation. Last week, a report published by STAT News shows that, years later, IBM's hubris and hype have crashed into
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Tackling the canine obesity crisisWhy, in the mission to improve the health of man's best friend, scientists say greedy Labradors are at the head of the pack.
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Apple may test the bounds of iPhone love with a $1,000 modelApple is expected to sell its fanciest iPhone yet for $1,000, crossing into a new financial frontier that will test how much consumers are willing to pay for a device that's become an indispensable part of modern life.
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Chinese video site offers virtual escape from 'boring' realityFeeling trapped in her "boring" life as a member of China's modern workforce, "Yaorenmao" escapes online, where she prances and preens in cosplay outfits for her 1.3 million fans.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Hurricanes Irma and Jose: What we knowHurricane Irma pummelled Florida on Sunday, killing three people after causing at least 27 deaths in a multi-billion-dollar rampage through the Caribbean.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

UN slams UK government over 'plague' of air pollutionA UN report has slammed the UK for failing to tackle the "plague" of air pollution, while also warning of Brexit risks, ahead of the body's Human Rights Council opening Monday.
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Irma lost some oomph over Cuba before its assault on FloridaBefore crashing into Florida, Hurricane Irma set all sorts of records for brute strength as it flattened Caribbean islands and swamped the Florida Keys. Irma's assault—so soon after Harvey's deluge of Houston—marked the first time the U.S. was hit by two Category 4 storms in the same year.
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Science | The Guardian

Can you solve it? Try your cluck at these chicken problems Two thousand years of fowl play has resulted in some truly eggcellent puzzles UPDATE: The solutions can now be seen here. Hi guzzlers, Today I’ve selected four puzzles about chickens, an animal which appears with curious frequency in the history of puzzles. Continue reading...
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Ingeniøren

Supercomputer skal finde mønstre i folketællinger fra enevældens fald Studerende fra SDU vil matche kæmpe datasæt fra 1800 tallet og finde mønstre, men menneskelige fejl står i vejen. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/supercomputer-skal-finde-moenstre-folketaellinger-enevaeldens-fald-1080076 Version2
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The Atlantic

What Lies Beneath I n 1980 , a 29-year-old Finnish geologist named Timo Äikäs accepted a huge responsibility: He joined a team in charge of finding a way to permanently store his country’s growing stockpile of nuclear waste. Doing so would require Äikäs and his colleagues to think far, far into the future. They would need to build something to last as long as the spent fuel from nuclear-power plants remains danger
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Science | The Guardian

Want to be happier? First, work out if you’re an ‘upholder’ or a ‘rebel’ Happiness expert Gretchen Rubin says there are four basic personality types, and improving your life is all about working out whether you conform or rise up In the often-woolly world of personal development, Gretchen Rubin is a practical and grounded sort. She doesn’t even – shock – like meditation. Rubin has spent the past decade researching and writing about happiness. A former lawyer, it was h
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Science | The Guardian

Stop talking right now about the threat of climate change. It’s here; it’s happening | Bill McKibben Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, flash fires, droughts: all of them tell us one thing – we need to stand up to the fossil fuel industry and fast For the sake of keeping things manageable, let’s confine the discussion to a single continent and a single week: North America over the last seven days. In Houston they got down to the hard and unromantic work of recovery from what economists announced
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Science | The Guardian

Our native grass snake has been promoted but remains elusive Little Bradley Ponds, South Devon Taxonomy tussles aside, spotting any grass snake can be far from easy, and I circled the ponds several times This small nature reserve was my final stop: a tranquil oasis surrounded by woodland and set back from the road near Bovey Tracey in south Devon. I had spent the morning visiting gardens in search of grass snakes, nosing around compost heaps and scanning t
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

New study reveals hidden burden of lupus among Hispanic and Asian women in ManhattanWithin Manhattan's diverse population, the autoimmune disease lupus affects Hispanic and Asian women more frequently than white women, according to a new study led by investigators at NYU School of Medicine.The findings also show that these female ethnic populations are more adversely affected by lupus and have significantly greater organ complications - namely kidney disease. Overall, the investi
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Beverage industry capitalizing on countries with fewer health regulationsConsiderable exposure to sugary drinks combined with a lack of water fountains in high schools are likely important contributors to increased consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, a new study from the University of Waterloo has found.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Reports reveal racial and ethnic disparities in lupus ratesTwo new papers reveal striking racial and ethnic disparities in the incidence and prevalence of lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease that can affect virtually any organ system. The reports, which are published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, provide the latest information from lupus registries in California and New York.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Does health insurance status affect childhood cancer survival?A new study examines whether insurance status may affect survival in children diagnosed with cancer. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings suggest largely similar survival trends between privately insured children and those with Medicaid at diagnosis, with slight evidence for an increased risk of cancer death in children who were uni
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

New guideline for screening for abdominal aortic aneurysmsA new screening guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs), which cause approximately 1244 deaths every year in Canada, recommends one-time ultrasonography screening for men aged 65 to 80 years.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Massachusetts off-road-vehicle law significantly reduces injuries, hospitalizations in childrenThe 2010 Massachusetts law restricting the use of off-road vehicles to those age 14 and older led to significant reductions in both emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admissions resulting from ORV injuries in the following three years.
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New on MIT Technology Review

Giving the Dry-Erase Whiteboard a High-Tech MakeoverYour videoconferences are going to become far more productive.
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cognitive science

'Inspirational' robots to begin replacing teachers within 10 years -- "Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, said intelligent machines that adapt to suit the learning styles of individual children will soon render traditional academic teaching all but redundant." submitted by /u/trot-trot [link] [comments]
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Ingeniøren

Stresset? Sådan siger du fra – uden at miste respekt Jobfinder giver dig fire tip til at takke nej til ekstraarbejde. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/stresset-saadan-siger-du-uden-at-miste-respekt-9876 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Ingeniøren

Rigsrevisionen gransker kritiseret kampflyindkøbBeslutningsgrundlaget for Danmarks indkøb af nye kampfly er blevet kritiseret af politikere og militærforskere. Grundlaget bliver i øjeblikket undersøgt af Rigsrevisionen, som forventer at levere sin beretning om en måned.
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Science : NPR

Riding Out Irma On Florida's Space Coast — And Keeping An Eye On The Spacecraft At the Kennedy Space Center, riding out a hurricane means something a little different. You have to keep the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle capsule happy. (Image credit: Al Feinberg/NASA)
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The Scientist RSS

Study: Alcohol Industry Distorts Cancer RiskResearchers claim that industry groups worldwide misrepresent the carcinogenicity of alcohol products.
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Science | The Guardian

Hostage to myopic self-interest: climate science is watered down under political scrutiny | Ian Dunlop Scientific reticence allows politicians to neglect the real dangers we face. But waiting for perfect information means it will be too late to act Three decades ago when serious debate on human-induced climate change began globally, a great deal of statesmanship was on display. A preparedness to recognise that this was an issue which transcended nation states, ideologies and political parties. An
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The Atlantic

Hurricane Irma Crashes Across Northern Cuba On September 8, Hurricane Irma made landfall on Cuba as a destructive Category 5 storm, slowly spinning along its northern coast for hours, before turning north toward Florida. The high winds tore roofs from buildings, uprooted trees, toppled power lines, and blocked roads across central and northern Cuba. Coastal towns and cities were swamped by storm surge waters, leaving parts of Havana submer
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The Atlantic

How Hurricane Irma Is Sucking Florida’s Beaches Dry One of the most dangerous effects of a major hurricane is storm surge: a kind of temporary, localized sea-level rise caused by high winds and low atmospheric pressure. Storm surge is what made Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Katrina, the two most expensive tropical cyclones in American history, so damaging and deadly. Storm surge is one of the most famous symptoms of hurricanes—so much so that it’s
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Live Science

Irma Batters Florida, Could Retain Hurricane Strength Through MondayExperts predict that Irma will remain a hurricane though Monday morning (Sept. 11), and perhaps longer.
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Futurity.org

Scientists create new motor neurons out of skin cells Scientists have converted human skin cells from adults directly into motor neurons without going through a stem cell state. Motor neurons drive muscle contractions, and their damage underlies devastating diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy, both of which ultimately lead to paralysis and early death. Scientists working to develop new treatments for neurodegen
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cognitive science

The Mathematics of Mind-Time submitted by /u/NaiveSkeptic [link] [comments]
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Children with asthma are being prescribed unnecessary antibioticsChildren with asthma are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics even though there is no evidence that they need them any more than children without asthma, according to research to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2017.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

E-cig refills contain irritants, and people who smoke and use e-cigs suffer more symptomsTwo new studies presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress highlight the risks associated with using e-cigarettes, especially for those who also smoke conventional cigarettes.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

E-cigarettes linked to increased arterial stiffness, blood pressure and heart rate in humansNew research, to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress, has shown for the first time that e-cigarettes with nicotine cause a stiffening of the arteries in humans. This has important implications for the use of e-cigarettes, as arterial stiffness is associated with an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes in later life.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Nurses' regular use of disinfectants is associated with developing COPDRegular use of disinfectants is linked to a higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new research looking at incidence of the disease in over 55,000 nurses in the USA, to be presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.
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Nate Boyer Wants To Save Your Restoration Project From The Rust And Dust Gear Dogs | Mondays at 10p Nate Boyer is about to flip the auto restoration industry with his community garage, The Doghouse. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/gear-dogs/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GearDogs https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Discovery We
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Gizmodo

Whoops, Spotify's Web Player No Longer Works on Apple's Safari Browser De La Soul performs at a Spotify event in New York in 2016. Music streaming service Spotify no longer officially supports Apple’s Safari browser, and Safari users who attempt to access it say they are being redirected to use another browser or download Spotify’s desktop client. Per the Verge and Engadget , the company will only say “recent updates” have made the two programs incompatible. Users o
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Ars Technica

In Irma prep, GasBuddy downloads increased 10x, nuclear reactors stayed online Enlarge (credit: GasBuddy) Before Hurricane Irma made landfall in Key West, FL on Sunday morning, Floridians hustled to make final preparations in case the storm severed an of the critical transportation, communication, and power lines that keep modern life humming. That sent much of the state driving to gas stations to top off tanks in the event an escape was required. But many stations couldn’t
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Gizmodo

Why the Everglades Might Never Look the Same After Hurricane Irma Image: Gerald Herbert/AP As Hurricane Irma rakes the west coast of Florida, all eyes are on the cities and human lives in the storm’s path. But Irma is also hammering the Florida Everglades, and the scientists familiar with this fragile ecosystem are concerned the storm could deliver a devastating blow. “They’re losing out,” said Hal Wanless, a geologist at the University of Miami, when asked wha
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Neck mass in adults: Guideline for evaluation provides framework for timely diagnosisWith the development of the Clinical Practice Guideline: Evaluation of the Neck Mass in Adults, published today in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and presented at the AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Chicago, Ill., the appropriate testing and physical examination of an adult with a neck mass is addressed, with a specific goal to reduce delays in diagnosis of malignant disease
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Science | The Guardian

The Dolphin and the Foal A couple of minor constellations, in a relatively dim region of sky, are worth the trouble of finding and observing, with their neighbouring globular cluster M15 In the week when Cassini ends its explorations at Saturn, and when the waning earthlit Moon meets Venus, Regulus, Mars and Mercury in our E morning twilight, it may seem incongruous to focus on a relatively dim region of sky, albeit one
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Hear the New Kermit the Frog Try Out His Singing Voice Image: Muppet Studios After a pretty nasty controversy, Kermit the Frog got a new voice performer in the form of Matt Vogel. We’ve heard what Vogel sounds like, but now we can check out the real test: how well can Vogel sing? Vogel replaces Steve Whitmire, who succeeded Jim Henson as the voice of the Kermit when Henson died in 1990. A couple months ago, Whitmire was ousted from the job under murk
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Futurity.org

Blame your bad habits on this type of neuron A single kind of neuron deep within the brain serves as a “master controller” of habits, new research in mice indicates. Some habits are helpful, such as automatically washing your hands before a meal or driving the same route to work every day. They accomplish an important task while freeing up valuable brain space. But other habits—like eating a cookie every day after work—seem to stick around
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Futurity.org

Mysterious ‘lazy’ ants have jobs after all So-called “lazy ants”—ants in a colony that lack a specific assigned task and usually simply do nothing—are actually workers waiting in reserve to be called to perform a function. In 2015, biologists 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. “They really just sit there,” says Danie
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Tiny, colorful Key West hunkers down to ride out IrmaLong after everyone on Key West, Florida had been ordered with utmost urgency to evacuate, a few hardy islanders remained defiantly, even jovially, hunkering down in homes, hotels or school gyms against the ferocious winds of Hurricane Irma.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Tampa Bay seen as most vulnerable to hurricaneWith its white sand beaches, high-rise hotels and millions living near sea level, the metropolitan area of Tampa Bay is considered among the most likely places in the United States to be devastated by a massive hurricane.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Hurricane Irma marches on major Florida citiesHurricane Irma prowled toward the Florida mainland on Sunday, where anxious residents waited in dread to be "punched in the face" by the monster storm after it whipped the Keys island chain with fearsome wind gusts.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

For Florida's low-lying Naples, surging seas pose deadly threatEven more than the fierce winds whipping tall palm trees and threatening to rip roofs from houses, the beach resort of Naples in southwestern Florida was bracing Sunday for what could be a deadly rise in sea levels.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Dutch engineer aims high with latest green roof designStanding between raised beds of plants on top of a former naval hospital, Joris Voeten can look across to the garden, cafe and terrace that decorate the sloping roof of Amsterdam's NEMO science museum.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Talking Crap about MastodonsA submerged sinkhole preserved a massive mastodon latrine -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Seeding the future? 'Ark' preserves rare, threatened plantsAn ordinary-looking freezer in a sturdy cinderblock shed at a suburban Boston botanical garden holds what might be New England's most important seed catalog.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Explosive birth of stars swells galactic coresAstronomers found that active star formation upswells galaxies, like yeast helps bread rise. Using three powerful telescopes on the ground and in orbit, they observed galaxies from 11 billion years ago and found explosive formation of stars in the cores of galaxies. This suggests that galaxies can change their own shape without interaction with other galaxies.
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The Atlantic

Why a Hurricane Like Irma Poses a Particular Challenge to Florida The government’s biggest challenge in responding to Hurricane Irma may not be its strength as much as its size. Federal, state, and local officials had been preparing for more than a week before the storm made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane over the Florida Keys on Sunday morning and shot north toward Naples and St. Petersburg. They ordered more than 7 million Floridians to evacuate their hom
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Gizmodo

European Finance Ministers Want to Force Tech Companies to Start Paying More Taxes An Apple advertisement in Paris. Photo: AP US tech giants like Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook which do business in the European Union have long ... avoided paying billions in taxes on their European operations through, uh, creative use of tax laws. That all might come to an end soon, if a group of member countries led by France is able to get their way . Per Reuters , the finance ministers of
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Big Think

Why Mutually Assured Destruction Can No Longer Keep the World from Annihilation The strategy of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) that kept the world safe for over 50 years may no longer matter in the modern world. Read More
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Ars Technica

So much for that Voynich manuscript “solution” Enlarge / A page from the mysterious medieval Voynich Manuscript, which is probably a health manual for women. The latest claim to "decode" it is being debunked by scholars. (credit: Beinecke Library) Last week, a history researcher and television writer named Nicholas Gibbs published a long article in the Times Literary Supplement about how he'd cracked the code on the mysterious Voynich Manuscr
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Live Science

Dolphins Evacuated by Helicopter in Cuba, Ahead of Hurricane IrmaHours before Hurricane Irma struck Cuba, workers raced against the clock to prepare six dolphins housed at an island aquarium for an airlift that would transport them to safety.
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Big Think

Stuck for An Idea? Try Listening to Some Happy Music. A study finds that happen music enhances divergent thinking, and thus, creativity. Read More
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Gizmodo

Prime Members Can Buy a Tablet For $35--Or a Better One For $55--Which Is Nuts Fire 7 Tablet , $35 for Prime members | Fire HD 8 , $55 for Prime members Amazon’s entry-level Fire 7 tablet isn’t exactly a powerhouse, but it’s great for kids, or anyone that just wants a cheap portable screen to watch videos on planes or in cars, especially since it includes a microSD card slot for expandable storage. It’s a bargain at its usual $50, but Prime members can get one today for jus
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Live Science

Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall in Keys; Deadly Surge in Store for SW FloridaHurricane Irma made its first U.S. landfall as a Category 4 storm in the Florida Keys Sunday morning. As Irma leaves the Keys and heads up along the west coast of Florida, it will cause catastrophic storm surge.
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Live Science

Inside Irma: Riding Out the Storm with the 'Hurricane Hunters' (Photos)Hurricanes can affect millions of people on the ground, but only a handful of individuals see what the "Hurricane Hunters" squadron sees — the eye of the storm from the inside.
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Dagens Medicin

Falsk positive patienter har høj kræftrisiko 40 pct. af falsk positive patienter på Diagnostisk Center på Herlev Hospital udvikler kræft inden for et år, viser undersøgelse som medicinstuderende Barbara M. Jørgensen har præsenteret på ESMO.
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This man would like to kill your holidays DIY Economist Steve Hanke has a radical idea. Economist Steve Hanke has a radical idea. No more Gregorian calendar. No more floating holidays like Labor Day and Thanksgiving. No more leap years.
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Dagens Medicin

Immunterapi til lungecancerpatienter er veltolereret Langtidsdata på brug af immunterapi til patienter med fremskreden lungecancer er præsenteret på ESMO af læge, ph.d.-studerende Julie W. Kjeldsen.
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Dagens Medicin

Abdominalt fedt øger kvinders kræftrisiko markant Fedtvævets placering, og ikke BMI eller fedtprocent, har størst betydning for kræftrisiko blandt kvinder efter overgangsalderen.
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Dagens Medicin

Trestofbehandling af kvalme giver markant forbedring af livskvalitet Patienter i behandling for livmoderhalskræft får en signifikant reduktion af problemer med kvalme når lægemidlet fosaprepitant tilføjes til midlerne palonosetron og dexamethason, viser en undersøgelse, som læge, ph.d. Christina Ruhlmann har præsenteret på ESMO.
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Dagens Medicin

Kemoterapi rammer hårdest psykosocialtPatienter mærker den psykosociale effekt af kemoterapi mere, end de gør den fysiske del af behandlingen.
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Dagens Medicin

Bedre behandling mod kræft i æggestokkeneRucaparib øger progressionsfri overlevelse blandt kvinder med BRCA mutationer og kræft i æggestokkene, viser nyt studie.
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Gizmodo

Margot Robbie Isn't Sure What Harley Quinn's Next Movie Is Either Image: Warner Bros. Margot Robbie, who played Harley Quinn’s baseball bat-wielding live action debut in Suicide Squad , is pretty sure she knows when she’ll be filming more material as the character. But she’s much less sure about what movie it’ll be for. Robbie is currently doing press for I, Tonya , her Tonya Harding biopic (which, by many accounts, seems to be good), and while at the Toronto I
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Ars Technica

Look back at PAX West 2017 with our photo scavenger hunt Sam Machkovech We've been so busy sorting through all the pictures we took at last weekend's PAX West expo (and fighting off the remnants of some virulent PAX pox ) that we haven't gotten around to posting our favorite images from the show until now. As you scroll through our gallery, see if you can find: An unreleased console that is already worth many times it retail value on the secondary mark
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Egyptian Archaeologists Find Goldsmith’s 3,500-Year-Old TombIt belonged to a royal goldsmith who had lived in the desert province of Luxor, the authorities said.
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Dagens Medicin

Lovende effekt mod kræft i mavesækkenPembrolizumab viser effekt i patienter med allerede behandlet metastaserende mavekræft, viser nyt studie.
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Viden

Berømt amerikansk sommerfugl i fare for at uddøOgså i Danmark fortsætter det med at gå tilbage for bestanden af sommerfugle, vurderer forsker.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Paleo Profile: The Sieve-Toothed PlesiosaurThis unusual marine reptile strained the seas with its teeth -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Hurricane Irma Has Made Landfall in Florida [Updating] Storm damage in Coral Gables, Florida. Photo: AP Hurricane Irma regained power and its Category 4 status on Sunday morning before making landfall in the Florida Keys, with storm surges in the islands potentially reaching up to 10 feet . “Maximum sustained winds are near 130 mph (215 km/h) with higher gusts,” the National Hurricane Center wrote in an update . “Irma is a category 4 hurricane on the
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Explosive birth of stars swells galactic coresAstronomers found that active star formation upswells galaxies, like yeast helps bread rise. Using three powerful telescopes on the ground and in orbit, they observed galaxies from 11 billion years ago and found explosive formation of stars in the cores of galaxies. This suggests that galaxies can change their own shape without interaction with other galaxies.
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Ars Technica

The dye whisperer: Meet the chemist giving biologists worldwide new colors Enlarge / Cells in metaphase, dyed by rhodamines (credit: Luke Lavis ) You can never have enough photons. Biologists, they always want more, says Luke Lavis , a dye chemist with Howard Hughes Medical Institute. And, he lets slip under a smile, they’re “super picky.” Still, biologists appreciate his work. While Lavis’ fellow chemists might be inclined to see his latest series of molecular dyes as
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Big Think

Taking Photos Improves Certain Kinds of Memories and Weakens Others The results have implications for consumers, educators, and business people. Read More
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4 gode ting gaming gør for dit barnComputerspil kan have flere positive effekter på dit barns udvikling.
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Ars Technica

A rare, destructive hurricane is coming to Florida today Enlarge / European model forecast position for Irma on Sunday evening, and future track. (credit: Weather Bell/Ars Technica) Hurricane Irma made landfall on Sunday morning along the Florida Keys, with sustained winds of 130 mph. Although Irma has weakened some, this is still a rare and powerful storm that will have devastating effects on parts of the Florida peninsula, and will disrupt the entire
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Ars Technica

Startup buzzkill: California bans drone delivery services of legalized pot Enlarge / Don't expect this method of package delivery to show up at your front door anytime soon. (credit: Getty /Aurich ) A new Gold Rush is upon us in the Golden State of California. But this latest wave concerns us with nuggets of a different sort: marijuana. California voters have legalized it, and now state regulators are adopting distribution rules and a plethora of weed-related laws ahead
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Ingeniøren

Atoms for Peace – historien om Grønlands radioaktive undergrundEn lang serie af holdningsskift, atomfrygt og -optimisme, mere eller mindre hemmelige ekspeditioner og alskens grader af politik har ledt frem til, at et mineselskab i dag er ved at gøre klar til at udvinde uran fra Sydgrønlands rige undergrund.
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Viden

Smitter vold i computerspil af på dit barn?Counter-Strike gør ikke dit barn mere voldeligt end at lege 'røvere og soldater', viser langt størstedelen af nyere forskning.
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Gizmodo

Sunday's Best Deals: $35 Fire Tablet, Leaf Blower, Philips Hue, and More $35 Fire tablets , Philips Hue starter kit , and an inexpensive leaf blower/vacuum lead off Sunday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Fire 7 Tablet , $35 for Prime members Amazon’s entry-level Fire 7 tablet isn’t exactly a powerhouse, but it’s great for kids, or anyone that just wants a cheap portable screen to watch videos on planes o
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Hurricanes Normally Peak TodayToday, September 10, the is the likeliest day to have a hurricane, according to weather prediction models.
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The Mystery of Verrit Tops This Week's Internet News RoundupLast week, the internet jumped from one disaster to another. Here's what you need to know about all of them.
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The Rise of the Recliner as a Male Social SpaceThe gendering of spaces changed the way people could relax in their homes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How Do Hurricanes Spawn Tornadoes?Cyclones provide all the ingredients necessary for tornado formation.
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Update From The National Hurricane Center We have an update from the National Hurricane Center in Miami as Hurricane Irma passes over the Florida Keys.
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How This Man Brought the 1967 Gyro-X Self-Balancing Two-Wheeler Back to LifeJeff Lane spent a lot of time and money reviving the gyroscopically balanced two-wheeler.
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Nyt rumteleskop skal finde bunker af planeterNasa-teleskopet TESS skal i to år lede efter exoplaneter, der kredser om de nærmeste stjerner. Astronomerne håber at finde 50 klippeplaneter i den beboelige zone.
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The Atlantic

Why I’m Still Trying to Get a Book Deal After 10 Years Ten years ago, while sitting at my computer in my sparsely furnished office, I sent my first email to a literary agent. The message included a query letter—a brief synopsis describing the personal-essay collection I’d been working on for the past six years, as well as a short bio about myself. As my third child kicked from inside my pregnant belly, I fantasized about what would come next: a reque
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The Autocratic Element L ike many people, I’ve lately been preoccupied by the mayhem-makers of the radical right, and by those in power who abet their work. But even as Nazis were invading Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, I found myself worrying about a more subtle, but still substantially pernicious, manifestation of democratic decay. This is the apparently deathless attempt by certain rightist Republicans to bri
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How to find legitimate deals on tech DIY Get your favorite gadgets for cheaper prices. When you're shopping for tech online, don't settle for the first price you encounter. Follow our tips to nab your favorite gadgets at the lowest possible cost.
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