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New Tulane University drug effective against malariaTulane University researchers have developed a new drug that is effective against non-severe cases of malaria, according to results from an FDA-supervised clinical trial published in the latest issue of The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The results are significant as public health experts have long warned that the parasite responsible for most malaria cases, Plasmodium falciparum, is developing resi
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Ingeniøren
Nanopartikler fra tatoveringer ophober sig i lymfeknuderneFor første gang er det dokumenteret, at tatoveringsfarvens nanopartikler flytter sig rundt i kroppen. Effekten er imidlertid ikke kendt endnu.
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Live Science
19 of the World's Oldest Photos Reveal a Rare Side of HistoryLive Science looks back at 20 historical photos, shot between the 1820s and 1860s, that may make you look at history, and the world, just a little bit differently.
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Trump’s self-driving car strategy: Don’t regulate self-driving cars Enlarge / Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao. (credit: betterDCregion ) On Tuesday, the Trump administration released a document laying out its vision for the self-driving car industry. Titled "Automated Driving Systems 2.0," it gives recommendations for car manufacturers, technology companies, and state regulators about how to handle the self-driving car revolution. The most important sente
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Scientific American Content: Global
Former CDC Director Tom Frieden to Launch New Global Health InitiativeHe wants to tackle trans fats and lower salt content, among other challenges -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ancient volcanic eruptions disrupted Earth's thermostat, creating a 'snowball' planetOne of the most extreme climate episodes the Earth has experienced was during the so-called Snowball Earth, 720 million years ago. During this period glaciers spanned from the poles to the tropics, resulting in a planet entirely covered by ice.
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New study suggests that sperm whales travel together, dine aloneSperm whales have long been known to be highly social creatures and a new study confirms that when a group of them travel, they tend to hang pretty close together.
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Image: Idaho battling huge wildfiresIdaho has been battling severe wildfires all summer long. Inciweb, the website that tracks fires across the United States, has 23 active fires listed for the state at present. The largest of these fires is the Payette Wilderness fire which is 87,496 acres in size. This active fire site is actually an amalgam of 19 smaller fires (these are not included in the total of 23 wildfires as these are list
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Chemists investigate indium and actinium compounds to develop radiopharmaceuticalsA team under the direction of chemist Prof. Dr Peter Comba is investigating radioactive metal complexes for use in the diagnosis and treatment of tumours. In their recent studies at Heidelberg University's Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, the researchers demonstrated that developing radiopharmaceutical tracers based on indium and actinium shows great promise for new radiopharmaceuticals. The resu
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Here's The First Discount Ever On Anker's Only USB-C Power Delivery Battery Pack [Exclusive] Anker PowerCore+ 26800 , $88 with code KINJA879 Anker’s reader-favorite PowerCore battery packs run the gamut from tiny tubes that fit into your pocket to massive blocks of energy that can power your devices for days at a time. Today’s exclusive deal focuses very clearly on the latter . The PowerCore+ 26800 is one of the few battery packs on the market with USB-C Power Delivery up to 27W. That me
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Live Science
Break It Up! Territorial Hippos 'Save' Wildebeest from Crocodile AttackA crocodile, scared away by two territorial hippos, releases a live wildebeest from its jaws.
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Live Science
No, We Can't Control Hurricanes from SpaceAs Hurricane Irma winds down, some have asked why we can't control hurricanes.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
An important process fueling harmful algal blooms investigated in Canadian water bodiesCritical review examines the recycling of phosphorus from sediment to water and finds that internal phosphorus loading is common in Canadian fresh waters, but its importance is variable across the country.
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New Scientist - News
Why the iPhone X’s Face ID is a terrible way to secure your dataApple’s latest phone promises to unlock on seeing your face, and police forces are deploying similar tech to catch criminals – but problems dog the technology
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These are the three biggest obstacles for a Brexit science dealThe government says it wants to preserve EU science ties in a Brexit settlement but fails to acknowledge the major stumbling blocks ahead, says Mike Galsworthy
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Research finds entrenched hiring bias against African-AmericansThe jobless rate for African-Americans persists regardless of their level of educational attainment, when compared with whites. Racial discrimination factors into company decisions, resulting in racial gaps in the labor force—these were the focus of two recent news articles.
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The Atlantic
The First Species to Have Every Individual’s Genome Sequenced When humans first settled in New Zealand in the 13th century, they found a wonderland of strange creatures—including a green, bumbling parrot with the face of an owl and the mien of an old gentleman. That was the kakapo—the world’s largest parrot, and its only flightless one. It had a set of endearing traits—a disc of whisker-like facial feathers, a ponderous slow-motion gait, and a habit of awkw
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Ars Technica
Coffee vs. climate change: The news is not good Enlarge / The fruit that produces wake-up juice. (credit: CIDSE ) This is serious: climate change could put your caffeine supply at risk. Coffee is notorious for being picky about its climate conditions, with the most popular varieties only growing at specific altitudes in the tropics. That alone makes coffee susceptible to climate change, but the plants are also fussy about their pollinators, wh
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23andMe Is Digging Through Your Data for a Parkinson's CureThis week, they showed off the latest results of that effort, turning up more than a dozen new mutations associated with the disease.
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NTSB Says Tesla Bears Some Blame for Deadly Autopilot CrashThe harshest rebuke yet of an industry eager to offer drivers autonomous features that may be easily abused, with deadly consequences.
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Apple’s ‘Neural Engine’ Infuses the iPhone With AI SmartsApple fires the first shot in a war over mobile-phone chips with a 'neural engine' designed to speed speech, image processing.
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Antarctica Is Looking for a Few Good FirefightersReady to endure bitter cold, desolation, and occasional cabin fever? Firefighting at McMurdo station might be for you.
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Mind Control Isn't Sci-Fi AnymoreThis startup has built a brain-machine interface that enables mind control of machines—no implants required.
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Africa’s Drone Delivery Is Zipping Past the USAmericans still can't get their burritos by drone delivery. But in Rwanda and soon Tanzania, air deliveries are already saving lives.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Bringing atomic mapping to the mainstreamMapping the internal atomic structure of small particles just got easier thanks to a new computer algorithm and graphical user interface (GUI) developed by scientists at and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and University of California, Los Angeles.
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Scientific American Content: Global
How to Fight "Alternative Facts" in PoliticsJust as the environmental movement galvanized support for protecting nature, a pro-truth movement could spur popular opposition to post-truth politicians -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Japan pivotal in advancing energy storage and conversion materialsJapanese researchers have helped discover, analyze and commercialize novel conducting materials and products, such as zirconia-based gas sensors and lithium-ion batteries.
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Blame game in Greece as oil spill spreads to Piraeus portGreek officials traded accusations Wednesday after an oil spill from a sunken tanker spread to the Athens port of Piraeus.
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"Font Detectives" Use Their Expertise to Solve High Stakes CasesA quiet side business among typography experts is every kerning nerd's dream job—and a surprisingly high-stakes game.
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These Artificial Intelligence Startups Want to Fix Tech's Diversity ProblemArtificial intelligence bots can ignore a job applicant's gender, age, and ethnicity. But there's no such thing as bias-free data.
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Using synthetic biology for chlamydia vaccinesA multidisciplinary scientific team at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has made significant advances in developing a vaccine for chlamydia using synthetic biology, sponsored by a two-year National Institutes of Health (NIH ) grant. They detail their work in a recent paper published in the Journal of Biochemistry (JBC): "Cell- Free Production of a Functional Oligomeric Form of a Chlam
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Why bacteria 'shapeshift' in spaceBacterial cells treated with a common antibiotic in the near-weightlessness of the International Space Station (ISS) responded with some clever shape shifting that likely helped them survive, findings with implications for both astronauts and people on Earth.
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Study suggests researchers look more closely at connections between names and raceWhat's in a name? A lot, social scientists think, especially if that name suggests a person's racial identity, which often, it can.
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Scientists create atlas of specialized defense cells in the human bodyDrexel University computational biologists have helped to create the first "anatomic atlas" of B-cell clone lineages, their properties and tissue connections.
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New nickel catalyst operates in water to transform greenhouse gas into chemical feedstockTurning plentiful carbon dioxide into a chemical feedstock would wring value from the greenhouse gas. However, the traditional approach is costly and produces unwanted byproducts. Now, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, led by Dr. John Linehan and Dr. Aaron Appel, designed a water-soluble catalyst for this transformation. They did so by understanding each of the steps in converti
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Non-steady state mass action dynamics reconsideredThe law of mass action was first described 150 years ago. Today, it is still a staple concept in every first-year chemistry text. The law states that the rate of a chemical reaction is proportional to the concentration of the reactants. For solutions in dynamic equilibrium, the law predicts how those solutions will behave.
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How Antarctic ice melt can be a tipping point for the planet's climateMelting of Antarctica's ice can trigger rapid warming on the other side of the planet, according to our new research which details how just such an abrupt climate event happened 30,000 years ago, in which the North Atlantic region warmed dramatically.
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Expanding polymer enables self-folding printable structures without heating or immersion in waterAs 3-D printing has become a mainstream technology, industry and academic researchers have been investigating printable structures that will fold themselves into useful three-dimensional shapes when heated or immersed in water.
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Ars Technica
Destiny 2 review: Guardians rise up—and so does Bungie—to fix the first game Enlarge / I go into greater detail about Dominus Ghaul in the pre-review. Here, I explain more about why you should care about his world. (credit: Bungie ) My feature-length look at Destiny 2 's first 15 hours can be summed up as follows: the Destiny series has returned with better story, superior zones to shoot bad guys in, and a more pronounced sense of purpose. It has also returned looking a h
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Scientific American Content: Global
Searching for the Next Facebook or Google: Bloomberg Helps Launch Tech IncubatorThe former mayor speaks with Scientific American about the new Cornell Tech campus in New York City: “Culture attracts capital a lot quicker than capital will attract culture.” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Fox squirrels use 'chunking' to organize their favorite nutsLike trick-or-treaters sorting their Halloween candy haul, fox squirrels apparently organize their stashes of nuts by variety, quality and possibly even preference, according to new UC Berkeley research.
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What dental remains from Homo naledi can tell usAnthropologists just love to sink their teeth into a good mystery, and some recent research from NC State and Vassar College has done just that – by looking at what dental development in Homo naledi fossils can tell us about this human relative and the evolution of our own species, Homo sapiens.
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Images are not always worth a thousand wordsA powerful image can evoke a strong emotional response. But can it also influence and change an individual's political opinion? Not on its own, according to communication scientist Tom Powell, who will be obtaining his PhD from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) on 21 September. Instead, as Powell's research shows, news images can trigger acts of compassion but text can have a greater influence in
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Insights into atomic structure of next-generation superconductorsNeutron diffraction at the Australian Centre for Neutron Scattering has clarified the absence of magnetic order and classified the superconductivity of a new next-generation of superconductors in a paper published in Europhysics Letters.
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A hair-trigger for cells fighting infectionTo fight infections cells in the immune system play a dangerous game with their own genes. Damaging genes allows B cells to make antibodies that are specifically equipped to target to specific causes of illness, but damaging genes also puts them at risk of becoming cancerous. A new study led by scientists at the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, UK identifies Tia1 as a hair-trigger protein that sto
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Ingeniøren
Forsker: Matematik og programmering er det 21. århundredes nye vidensdomæne Forsker mener at det er på tide at anerkende, at informatik, matematik og programmering bliver et vidensdomæne på linje med teknologi og naturvidenskab, humaniora og samfundsvidenskab. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/forsker-elever-skal-ikke-bare-bruge-it-redskab-skabe-vaere-innovative-1080386 Version2
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Science | The Guardian
With its lack of diversity, the Science and Technology Committee scores an own goal It is a disgrace that the latest iteration of a key Commons group is composed entirely of men Ask a group of people to nominate candidates for an important role and the chances are they’ll come up with a bunch of men. The evidence shows this time and time again. Think of the much-mocked Northern Powerhouse event earlier this year, with its dearth of female speakers, or the all-male panel – now co
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
How do sports news shows disguise sexism against women's sports?Sports news shows cover women's sports in a dull, lackluster manner, making women's sports seem less exciting and entertaining than men's, according to the latest research in a study spanning 25 years. Based on its latest iteration in 2014, the study finds that sexist coverage of women's sports is often subtle, and therefore difficult to challenge. The study is out today in Gender & Society.
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Ingeniøren
Satellitbilleder afslører: Islamisk Stat bremser økonomienOmråder kontrolleret af Islamisk Stat led stor økonomisk skade på grund af dårlig regeringsførelse og manglende forsvarsevne mod angribende styrker. Det vurderer ny rapport, som baserer sig på satellitbilleder fra områderne.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
How do sports news shows disguise sexism against women's sports?Sports news shows cover women's sports in a dull, lackluster manner, making women's sports seem less exciting and entertaining than men's, according to the latest research in a study spanning 25 years. Based on its latest iteration in 2014, the study finds that sexist coverage of women's sports is often subtle, and therefore difficult to challenge. The study is out today in Gender & Society, a SAG
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Men troll on Facebook more than women because of narcissism, study suggestsMen are more likely than women to have antisocial motives for using Facebook, which can be explained by their greater levels of narcissism, new research from Brunel University London and Goldsmiths, University of London, suggests.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Pulsar jackpot reveals globular cluster's inner structureThe Milky Way is chock full of star clusters. Some contain just a few tens-to-hundreds of young stars. Others, known as globular clusters, are among the oldest objects in the Universe and contain up to a million ancient stars.
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Receiving Cassini's 'last breath of data' from 1.5 billion kilometers awayThis Friday evening (15 September) at about 9:54pm AEST, CSIRO's team at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex will capture the final signals from NASA's Cassini spacecraft as it plunges into Saturn's atmosphere at over 111,000 kph.
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Image of the Day: Ancient TracesScientists uncovered 500-million-year-old fossilized burrows, up to 600 microns in diameter, made by one of the world's first freely moving animals.
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Ingeniøren
Proteinmåling skal mindske fiskespildDTU udvikler et apparat, der kan vurdere om en fisk skal ryges eller filletteres. Det skal overtage den manuelle inspektion af fisk, så mindst mulig mad går til spilde.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Hibernation over, New Horizons continues its Kuiper Belt cruiseA long summer break ended for NASA's New Horizons on Sept. 11, as the spacecraft "woke" itself on schedule from a five-month hibernation period.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
In stingless bee species, queens control worker reproduction without castrationScientists have studied the organization and function of social insect colonies since Charles Darwin (1809-1882) investigated beehives near his home in Kent with the help of his five children. Since then, prompted by the theory of evolution, researchers have scrutinized every conceivable aspect of the life of bees. Decades ago, scientists discovered that in the nests of many species of European ho
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Ingeniøren
Sikkerhedsfirma: Nordkoreanske hackergrupper stjæler bitcoins I en rapport fra sikkerhedsfirmaet FireEye fremgår det, at de har opsnappet flere succesrige forsøg på, ved hjælp af spear phishing, at hive kryptovaluta ud fra transaktioner mellem parter. Det falder sammen med, at der den seneste tid er blevet nedlagt flere sanktioner mod regimet. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/sikkerhedsfirma-nordkoreanske-hackergrupper-stjaeler-bitcoins-1080413 Version2
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Dagens Medicin
Ny kombination af lægemidler viser effekt hos patienter med resistent lungekræft Dansk forskning viser, at kombination af kendte lægemidler kan omgå resistensudvikling og hæmme væksten af tumorer.
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Science | The Guardian
Overdoses on opioid painkillers more than double in a decade Number of hospital admissions in England rose to 11,660 last year as doctors say drugs are being prescribed too readily The number of patients admitted to hospital for overdosing on powerful and potentially addictive opioid painkillers has more than doubled in a decade, with doctors saying it is the “very worrying” consequence of the drugs being prescribed too readily. Data from NHS Digital shows
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cognitive science
Reconstruction of a Train Wreck: How Priming Research Went off the Rails submitted by /u/zecg [link] [comments]
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Churches, places of reference, integration and socialization for the immigrant populationReligiosity is a key aspect in the process of integration for the migrant population of sub-Saharan origin. "A fairly significant relation is seen to exist between these two factors," says Rafael Cazarin, a sociologist at the UPV/EHU's Department of Sociology II. "When they go to the churches to participate in services, they have the chance to establish affective bonds with the community and build
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
A hair-trigger for cells fighting infectionIn response to infection the immune system produces unique antibodies to target each illness. To make these new antibodies, cells in the immune system must intentionally damage their own genes, meaning they run the risk of becoming cancer cells. New research from the Babraham Institute reveals how a proteins called Tia1 acts as a hair-trigger for DNA repair, allowing the immune system to walk the
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Systems analysis points to links between Toxoplasma infection and common brain diseasesNearly one out of every three humans on earth has a lifelong infection with the brain-dwelling parasite Toxoplasma gondii. In the Sept. 13 issue of Scientific Reports, researchers from multiple institutions describe efforts to learn how infection with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii may alter, and in some cases amplify, several brain disorders, including epilepsy, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseas
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Mergeable nervous systems for robotsResearchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles have developed self-reconfiguring modular robots that can merge, split and even self-heal while retaining full sensorimotor control. The work envisions robots that can autonomously change their size, shape and function. The study is published in Nature Communications.
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Modular drop-in fuel technology to boost bio-share of oil refineriesEU project COMSYN aims to develop a production concept for competitive bio-based fuels by means of a compact gasification and synthesis process. The target reduction for biofuel production is up to 35 percent compared to alternative methods, which translates to less than 0.80 €/l production cost for diesel.
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The Atlantic
The Room Where It Happens For most Americans, the grand jury is a mystery. Television series like Law & Order and films like Twelve Angry Men have branded regular jury trials onto the national cultural psyche: Many Americans could easily describe what the courtroom setup looks like, and the role each participant typically plays. Not so with grand juries. The process’s secrecy helps explain why: Many of those present—the j
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Ingeniøren
Forsvaret, MAN Diesel og Siemens jagter studiemedhjælpere og nyuddannede Listen for studerende, praktikanter, graduates og nyuddannede tilbyder jobopslag fra flere store, danske virksomheder. Deriblandt Netcompany, MT Højgaard, Chr. Hansen og flere endnu. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/forsvaret-man-diesel-siemens-jagter-studiemedhjaelpere-nyuddannede-10020 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Viden
Er iPhone X pengene værd? Her er 3 argumenter for - og 3 imodDer skal være tungtvejende grunde til at betale over 10.000 kroner for en telefon. Her er de største plusser og minusser ved Apples nye luksus-telefon.
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Dagens Medicin
Regioner bliver påvirket af strandede OK-forhandlinger Flere regioner oplever stilstand i deres udviklingsarbejde med almen praksis som resultat af de strandede overenskomstforhandlinger.
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Science : NPR
How The Minimum Wage Affects Restaurant Hygiene An analysis of Seattle restaurants shows that as the city dramatically raised the minimum wage for restaurant employees and other workers, restaurants responded by lowering hygiene standards.
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The Atlantic
The First Brexit Was Theological As a British historian of the Tudor period, I knew it wasn’t completely right when some of my compatriots called Britain’s decision to leave the European Union unprecedented. It was the first time that an EU member state had voted to leave the bloc, but it wasn’t the first time Britain had renegotiated its relationship with Europe—with catastrophic consequences. Theresa May’s explicit strategy in
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NatureNews - Most recent articles - nature.com science feeds
UK gender-equality scheme spreads across the world The United States is set to trial a version that will also cover race and disability, while other countries have already embraced the voluntary rating system. Nature 549 143 doi: 10.1038/549143a
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China plans nationwide ethanol use by 2020China plans to expand use of ethanol in gasoline nationwide by 2020 to curb smog and fossil fuel demand, the government said Wednesday, joining United States, Brazil and other nations that use blended fuel.
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Irma spawns unusual storm surges on both Florida coastsHurricane Irma's devastating storm surge came with weird twists that scientists attribute to the storm's girth, path and some geographic quirks.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Type 2 diabetes is a reversible conditionPeople with type 2 diabetes can reverse the condition through a low calorie diet, world-renowned expert Professor Roy Taylor will confirm at an international meeting. He will also outline his body of research that has identified the underlying causes of the condition.
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Dagens Medicin
Patienter med knoglemarvskræft kan få kemoterapi i hjemmetHospitalsenheden Vest tilbyder kemobehandling i eget hjem til patienter med knoglemarvskræft.
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The Atlantic
The Great Thing About Apple Christening Their Stores "Town Squares" Look, it’s true: People gather in Apple Stores. Kids play games. Design nerds fondle iPad Pros. Befuddled people seek refuge at the Genius Bar. The stores have good vibes. Everything is clean. There are no sounds of commerce. No clanging till. No specials on an aisle. No mechanical belt sliding products toward a beeping scanner. People will tell you they like your new shoes. I love Apple Stores.
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Science | The Guardian
E-cigarette science – is scaremongering hampering research opportunities? We need more trials into the long-term impacts of e-cigarettes, but is disagreement between scientists over their effects putting people off taking part? Whenever I tell anyone I research e-cigarettes, they almost always have an opinion about them. Some will be vapers themselves, and those who are will almost without fail sing the praises of the device that finally helped them quit smoking. But o
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NatureNews - Most recent articles - nature.com science feeds
Jordan seeks to become an oasis of water-saving technology As strains on the desert nation’s supply increase, scientists collaborate on projects to keep water flowing. Nature 549 142 doi: 10.1038/549142a
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NatureNews - Most recent articles - nature.com science feeds
Wallaby milk acts as a placenta for babies Gene-expression analysis suggests that marsupial placentas take two different forms. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22587
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Science | The Guardian
Life in the old bird yet: study of dodo bones yields new biological insights It’s easy to think that dusty old bones have nothing left to offer, but a new study of dodo bones has given us a glimpse into a long-dead world “ So rapid and complete was their extinction, that the vague descriptions given of them by early travelers were long regarded as fabulous or exaggerated, and these birds, almost contemporaries of our great-grandfathers, became associated in the minds of m
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Ingeniøren
Spørg Scientariet: Hvordan isolerer og ventilerer jeg min krybekælder korrekt?En læser vil gerne modernisere sin krybekælder, men er usikker på, om man både kan tætne og holde godt indeklima på samme tid. Det svarer Bolius på.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Trump administration unveils guidelines on self-driving carsThe Trump administration released new guidelines on Tuesday designed to promote the development of self-driving cars.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Canadian class action suit launched against Equifax over data breachA class action lawsuit by Canadian consumers whose data was stolen in a massive hack of US credit bureau Equifax was launched Tuesday, seeking damages of Can $550 billion ($450 billion US).
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Misery, uncertainty after Irma hits Florida idyllAfter Hurricane Irma reduced her home on a Florida Keys trailer park to rubble, Patty Purdo fears it's now only a matter of time before property developers complete her misery.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Toshiba agreement on sale to Bain-led consortium protestedToshiba's long meandering sale of its computer memory business took another turn Wednesday, as the Japanese nuclear and electronics company's announcement of a deal with a consortium was immediately met with opposition from U.S. joint venture partner Western Digital.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Self-driving boats: The next tech transportation raceSelf-driving cars may not hit the road in earnest for many years - but autonomous boats could be just around the pier.
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Apple 'spaceship' nestled in Earthly oasisApple's new "spaceship" headquarters peeked above a nearby hillside as the sun shined gloriously through towering glass walls of the entryway to Steve Jobs Theater.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Innovation could mean flexible rechargeable batteries for pacemakersExperts at Queen's University Belfast have designed a flexible and organic alternative to the rigid batteries that power up medical implants.
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Robot 'conductor' steals the show from Italy's top tenorItalian tenor Andrea Bocelli's voice soars to the rafters of the Tuscan theatre, but all eyes are on the orchestral conductor beside him—a robot with an apparent penchant for Verdi.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Three astronauts reach ISS for five-month missionTwo US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut docked at the International Space Station for a five month mission on Wednesday following a night-time launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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Japanese firm to offer 'drive-thru' funeral serviceA Japanese funeral parlour is set to offer relatives the chance to pay their final respects to deceased loved ones without leaving the comfort of their cars.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
iPhone X puts exclamation point on Apple's pricing strategyApple has made a luxury iPhone that punctuates its technological swagger with a high-priced exclamation point. And that exclamation point appears to be a sign of things to come.
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iBiology (uploads) on YouTube
Yifan Cheng (UCSF & HHMI) 2: Single particle Cyro-EM of membrane proteins Yifan Cheng overviews the principles of Cryo-EM, and describes how advances in this technique have allowed scientists to solve biological structures to atomic resolution. Part 1: Single Particle Cryo-EM: Yifan Cheng overviews the principles of Cryo-EM, and describes how advances in this technique have allowed scientists to solve biological structures to atomic resolution. Part 2: Single particle
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iBiology (uploads) on YouTube
Yifan Cheng (UCSF & HHMI) 1: Single Particle Cryo-EM Yifan Cheng overviews the principles of Cryo-EM, and describes how advances in this technique have allowed scientists to solve biological structures to atomic resolution. Part 1: Single Particle Cryo-EM: Yifan Cheng overviews the principles of Cryo-EM, and describes how advances in this technique have allowed scientists to solve biological structures to atomic resolution. Part 2: Single particle
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Science | The Guardian
Unhappy at work? How to spread cheer in the office Over half of employees in the UK are not happy in their jobs. Here’s a guide for business owners who want to raise a smile from their staff The average British workplace is not a cheery domain. Over 55% of UK workers are unhappy in their jobs, according to a recent survey by training course site Course Library. Related: Office too hot? Computer playing up? Go on, have a grumble, it’s good for you
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Ingeniøren
Rigsrevisionen undersøger Sundhedsplatformen Rigsrevisionen har i et par måneder været i gang med en forundersøgelse af Region Hovedstadens store it-projekt Sundhedsplatformen. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/rigsrevisionen-gang-med-at-undersoege-sundhedsplatformen-1080388 Version2
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Glem at tjekke link ved at holde musen hen over: IT-fidus vinder udbredelse blandt svindlere Med javascript forsøger svindlere i stigende grad at forhindre brugeren i at tjekke, hvor et link faktisk fører hen, oplyser dansk it-sikkerhedsvirksomhed. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/glem-mus-link-tjek-javascript-fidus-vinder-udbredelse-blandt-svindlere-1080339 Version2
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Science | The Guardian
Device that helps obese diabetics lose weight 'should be rolled out across NHS' Plastic sleeve that helped patients with type 2 diabetes lose more than two stone on average is less risky and invasive than gastric bypass surgery, study shows A device that helps obese people with type 2 diabetes shed more than two stone on average should be rolled out across the NHS, experts say. The Endobarrier is a reversible treatment that provides people with an alternative to drastic gast
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Science | The Guardian
Horizon: Mars – A Traveller’s Guide review – a nice change from water parks and bar crawls It’s a dream trip if you like geology – all rocks, craters and volcanoes. Plus, The 100 Year Old Driving School We holidayed in Cornwall and France again this year, as we do every year. And I’m thinking next year we might do something different. Been looking into options, from Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads. Or maybe Mars, in which case this Horizon: Mars – A Traveller’s Guide (BBC2) will be useful.
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Scientists reveal new insights and possible solutions for opioid epidemics using machineMount Sinai researchers have identified unique structural, biological and chemical insights in the way different opioid drugs activate the receptors and specific signaling pathways responsible for the drug's beneficial and adverse effects, according to a study to be published in Nature's Scientific Reports.
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Teens' ability to consider the intentions of others linked to structural changes in the brainWhen it comes to the concept of fairness, teenagers’ ability to consider the intentions of others appears to be linked to structural changes underway in the brain, according to a Dartmouth-led study published by Scientific Reports. The study is the first to provide evidence linking structural changes with behavioral changes within this context. Understanding the intentions of others is fundamental
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Immunotherapy treatment option for selected breast cancer patients, genetic study suggestsImmunotherapy drugs could help some breast cancer patients based on the genetic changes in their tumors, researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators find. Published today in Cancer Research, scientists identify particular genetic changes in a DNA repair mechanism in breast cancer. The results open up the possibility to another therapy option for around 1,000 breast c
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Innovation could mean flexible rechargeable batteries for pacemakersExperts at Queen's University Belfast have designed a flexible and organic alternative to the rigid batteries that power up medical implants.
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New research on probiotics in the prevention and treatment of colon cancerIn an innovative approach to colorectal cancer (CRC) prevention and treatment, scientists are studying ways to replace missing metabolites in patients prone to gut inflammation and CRC. A new study describes how administration of histamine-producing gut microbes to mice lacking the enzyme histidine decarboxylase (HDC) reduced inflammation and tumor formation. These results suggest that alteration
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Satellite imagery analysis reveals economic decay within Islamic StateA new RAND Corporation report paints a bleak picture of economic life under the Islamic State. RAND estimates that the Islamic State contributed to a 23 percent reduction in the GDP of cities under its control, based on novel applications of satellite-derived data.
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Live Science
Tonsil Stones: Causes, Removal & PreventionTonsil stones are accumulations of bacteria and debris in the crypts of some people's tonsils. This problem is not dangerous and is usually easily treatable.
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Ars Technica
Chelsea Manning, newly-freed from military prison, speaks in San Francisco Enlarge / Chelsea Manning (right), spoke on September 12 at the Noisebridge hackerspace in San Francisco with the organization's co-founder, Mitch Altman (left). (credit: Cyrus Farivar) SAN FRANCISCO—Speaking at the Noisebridge hackerspace Tuesday evening, Chelsea Manning implored a crowd of makers, nerds, and developers to be ethical coders. "As a coder, I know that you can build a system and it
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The Mooch Is Back With Some Kind of Internet Venture, Baby! Photo: AP Anthony “the Mooch” Scaramucci is currently best known as the former White House communications director whose tenure lasted just five days and additionally resulted in ... loss of consortium . But in the future, you may know him as the founder of a little something something known as the Scaramucci Post. He’s back on top, suckers! On Tuesday evening, Scaramucci told his more than 850,0
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Live Science
Who Invented the Car?The credit for inventing the first practical modern automobile goes to Karl Benz, but he was not the first to conceive of a self-propelled vehicle.
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Robotech, From the Team Behind It, Just Got a New Writer Image: YouTube Director and producer siblings Andy and Barbara Muschietti are the talk of Hollywood at the moment after the massive opening for It . Up next, they’re going to make the It sequel—but after that, the hope is they’re going to bring the revered anime Robotech to the big screen. And, just to make sure that’s still on track, a new writer was just hired. Deadline reports that Jason Fuchs
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Samsung's Flexible Flip Phone Might Be Coming Next Year Whether You Want It or Not GIF GIF Source: Samsung Sometimes a new gadget is just really cool-looking. It hits all the right aesthetic notes, boasts a flashy new technology and looks like something you want . But whether it’s something you need —or will be willing to empty out your wallet for—is another matter entirely. Here’s something that seems to fit this category, for now. Per Bloomberg , on Tuesday Samsung Electronic
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Gadget Lab Podcast: Behind the Scenes at the iPhone X LaunchWe recap all of the news from Cupertino, offer analysis of the iPhone X, and give you advice about which iPhone to buy.
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Science | The Guardian
The Coalition attacks environmental groups with advice straight from the mining lobby | Tim Flannery The lobby’s recommendations for environmental charities would set a dangerous precedent and could hamper any community group the government deems to be in conflict with its worldview Tens of millions of dollars are spent annually on political lobbying for the interests of the fossil fuel sector. That investment serves the interests of a small amount of company shareholders in keeping a legacy ind
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Donald Trump's DHS Waives Environmental Regulations for His Dumb, Racist Border Wall Photo: AP The Department of Homeland Security has moved to waive a stunning list of environmental regulations for the construction of Donald Trump’s stupid border wall. You know, the same one which depending on how lit the president happens to be at any given moment, he has promised would be between anywhere from 30 to 65 feet tall and possibly covered in space-age solar panels . Per ThinkProgres
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Ars Technica
A look inside the new Steve Jobs Theater at Apple’s spaceship campus Enlarge / If you don't want to take the elevator, two identical stairwells are positioned symmetrically in the space. Today's iPhone X unveiling event was held in the new Steve Jobs Theater at Apple's new Cupertino campus. It is a very Apple space that fits its namesake perfectly. While the interior of the theater itself is not strikingly innovative from a design, architectural, or functional sta
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Ars Technica
Apple Watch Series 3 hands-on: LTE could be the watershed moment Enlarge / The new Apple Watch looks the same as its predecessor; the new internals are what counts. The Apple Watch Series 3 looks, acts, and feels almost exactly the same as the Series 2 with a key difference—LTE wireless connectivity, whether your iPhone is nearby or not. We tested the Series 3 on-site at Apple’s unveiling event, including trying just a few of the new features. If you liked the
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Horror Short Slash in the Box Offers a Reminder to Fear All Scary Toys Image: Screen grab via YouTube In Nick Everhart’s horror short Slash in the Box , a cheerfully naive man brings home a rusty old jack-in-the-box, which is his first mistake. It’s also his last mistake. This little creeper might not be as phobia-inducing as Pennywise, but it definitely has some serious nightmare potential. [ Crypt TV ]
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Ars Technica
Hands on with the iPhone X: OLED and HDR outshine the other features Enlarge / The iPhone X’s screen fully covers the front of the device — almost. (credit: Samuel Axon) Apple’s iPhone X has the best phone display I have yet seen, and it strikes the perfect balance between phone size and display size—at least for me. When I handled the device at the Apple event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino today, I was convinced by that display alone. But the iPhone X is
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Cannibalism Quells Contagion Among CaterpillarsCannibalistic caterpillars prevent disease from decimating their populations by removing infected individuals. Emily Schwing reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Brain activity between seizures informs potential treatment for childhood absence epilepsyNew research shows that in a mouse model of childhood absence epilepsy, brain activity is perturbed between seizures. The researchers speculate that this could underlie cognitive problems of the disease, which can persist despite treatment of seizures. That's according to research published today in The Journal of Physiology.
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Science | The Guardian
HRT will not shorten lives, women told after new research published Follow-up to alarming reports issued at turn of century says women on therapy do not die sooner than those on placebos Women will be able to take hormone replacement pills without worrying that the therapy will shorten their lifespans, according to the longest follow-up yet of research that raised fears about the risks of a once-popular treatment. That earlier research was stopped early when unex
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Gizmodo
What's Your Favorite Food Storage Container? Let’s put an air-tight lid on the food storage container debate. For such a simple thing, food storage containers come in literally thousands of different makes and models , each with their own unique traits. So this week, what should we store our food in? Just check out the rules below, and then head down to the comments to nominate your favorite. 1) Your nomination should contain the specific n
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Preventing childhood deafness following chemotherapy treatmentA UK charity backs a pioneering new project to prevent childhood deafness following treatment with life-saving cancer drugs.
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US public backs carbon tax, and spending revenue on renewablesThe majority of the US public is in favour of a tax on fossil fuels, provided the money goes into clean energy and infrastructure, according to a new study.The Yale University study surveyed Americans' willingness to pay a carbon tax, and their preferences on how any revenue should be spent. The results were published today in the journal Environmental Research Letters.
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Cognitive behavioral therapy not the solution to long-term weight loss in people with diabetesCognitive behavioral group therapy (CBGT) is no better than standard care at preventing weight regain after dieting in people with type 2 diabetes, according to new research being presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.
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Small study suggests twice-daily aspirin dosing could lead to more cardiovascular benefits for people with type 2 diabetesTaking aspirin twice daily, rather than the current recommendation of once daily, could enhance cardiovascular protection in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D), suggests a small study being presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.
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Like sea stars, ancient echinoderms nibbled with tiny tube feetAn ancient echinoderm fossil preserves evidence of tube feet like those found on today’s sea stars.
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Ars Technica
I’m worried that FaceID is going to suck—and here’s why Enlarge / This right here. This gesture. Doing this 80 times a day sucks. (credit: Apple) The all-new iPhone X is out, and it's packed with technology. But one thing it's not packed with is a fingerprint sensor. Like many phones in 2017, the iPhone X goes for a nearly all-screen design, which means there's no more room for a front Touch ID sensor. Rather than locate a fingerprint sensor on the ba
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Gizmodo
Squirrels Organize Their Nuts Better Than Some Humans Organize Their Closets Eastern fox squirrels sometimes separate their nuts by species, because they’re OCD like that. Photo by Toadberry via Wikimedia Commons Ah, the simple pleasure of a perfectly stacked soda display or an impeccably organized closet. Who doesn’t feel at least a little reenergized after a bout of over-the-top arranging? Turns out, our squirrelly friends might feel the same way about neatly-organized
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US public backs carbon tax, and spending revenue on renewablesThe majority of the US public is in favour of a tax on fossil fuels, provided the money goes into clean energy and infrastructure, according to a new study.
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Tech's Lack of Transparency Around Harassment Is DangerousSoFi CEO Mike Cagney resigns amid harassment allegations, but it's hard to know why.
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The Atlantic
The Atlantic Daily: Assessing the Damage What We’re Following Disaster Prep: Hurricane Irma tested the new guiding philosophy that the National Weather Service has developed in the past few years: Not only does the agency predict weather disasters, it also works actively with local and state governments to prepare for them. But as ongoing climate change is expected to lead to more historic weather events , more preparations will be need
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Everything Apple Announced: iPhone X, iPhone 8, Face ID, Animoji, Apple Watch, Apple TVIt's not all iPhones: Apple showed off a brand new Apple Watch, upgrades to Apple TV, and a host of other features coming to Apple's ecosystem.
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How Much Will the Expensive Ass iPhone X Cost on Apple's Upgrade Plan? Image Source: Apple Three new iPhones were debuted by Apple on Tuesday, and despite how you swore yesterday that you’d be skipping this generation, you’re now considering spending a buttload of money on a fancy new device. This is what the expensive new iPhones will cost you with the Apple Upgrade Program. If you’re unfamiliar with Apple’s program, the idea is that you pay Apple directly and it’l
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Asthma symptoms can be improved by diet and exercise in non-obese patientsNon-obese people with asthma could reduce their symptoms and improve their quality of life through diet and exercise, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2017.
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Ten Cars You Can Buy For The Price Of A New iPhone X Apple had their big-ass event today, in their brand-new land-spaceship, and in this big-ass event they had their big-ass announcement: the big-ass iPhone X . That iPhone X (pronounced like MacOS X and not Malcom X) will cost you a non-trivial $999, which is officially car-money, and not just phone-money. So, with this milestone reached, let’s see what sorts of cars you can get for the cost of an
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Microsoft’s Workspace App Brings Useful Information to Mac Users Image credit: Microsoft Microsoft’s experimental projects division has released a toolbar utility for Mac-based Office 365 users that lets you access your OneDrive files, make video calls, and see your next appointments. The new Workspace app lives in your Mac’s toolbar and offers shortcuts to the rest of your Office 365 apps. With a click you can take a look at your upcoming schedule (viewing up
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Big Think
Apple's iPhone X Runs on the Highest Density Computer Ever Built One option was presented as the “future of how we’ll unlock our smartphones.” Read More
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Smartphones Could Be Leading To A Mental-Health Crisis Psychology professor Jean M Twenge argues that teens are suffering elevated levels of depression and loneliness, and their phones are to blame. Read More
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Nate Boyer From GEAR DOGS Wants To Revive The Lost Culture of Hot Rodding Gear Dogs | Mondays at 10p The roots of hot rod culture have been lost, and Gear Dogs' Nate Boyer wants to change that. 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're on
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iPhones Compared: How the iPhone X Stacks Up Against iPhone 8 and 8 Plus All images: Apple With Apple switching up its game and announcing three new iPhones today instead of the usual two, there’s now some confusion between which features come on which handsets. So to make things a bit clearer, here’s a rundown of all the major differences between the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. Specs The iPhone X will come in space gray and silver, while the iPhone 8 an
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The Atlantic
The Empire of Apple For two decades now, Apple has been fighting a battle between attention and disregard. In 1997, when Steve Jobs returned as interim CEO, the company was a struggling maker of personal computers with limited market share. Then came the iMac, a Mac computer people finally wanted to own again. Then the iPod, which transformed the company into a maker of high-design personal electronics and accessori
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The Atlantic
Why Russia Won't Help More on North Korea The communiques out of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations were exultant on Monday. They lauded the unanimous passage in the Security Council of the “strongest sanctions ever imposed” on North Korea for its nuclear weapons program. Among other prohibitions, North Korea has now been prevented from exporting textiles—one of its few industries. It will also have a harder time importing oil and fu
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New on MIT Technology Review
Apple Needs an Entirely New iPhone, Not Just a New VersionThe iPhone was fantastic when it was released in 2007. A lot has changed since then.
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Face ID Raises Some Scary Questions—Here Are Some Answers Apple announced today that its newest phone, the ten-year anniversary iPhone X (or iPhone Ten, if you prefer), will unlock using facial recognition —and people are already panicking about it. But it seems like Apple has anticipated a lot of the concerns and we might not need to freak out quite yet. Facial recognition is just plain creepy, and Apple is going to have an uphill battle convincing con
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Hands-On with the iPhone X: Our First Look at Face ID, Animoji, and MoreAfter spending a few minutes with iPhone X, I understood what Tim Cook meant when he called it "the future of the smartphone."
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Why a Drug Company Is Selling Patents to a Native American Tribe Photo: AP Some especially strange and unprecedented news broke late last week: Drug company Allergan sold the patent for its medication Restasis to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in Upstate New York. The tribe will exclusively license the drug back to the company, saving the potentially vulnerable patent from the competition of generic drug makers. How, exactly, is this legal? While new to the pharma
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This List of the Most Re-Watched Star Trek Episodes Is Baffling Image: Me reading this damn list of episodes. via TrekCore I will be the first person to declare my love of the wildly uneven Star Trek: Voyager above the rest of Star Trek (actually that’s a lie, because my colleague Katharine has beaten me to the punch on this several times ). But friends: collectively, we are re-watching far too much Voyager on Netflix. In celebration of the impending arrival
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Ancient Sugar Molecule Could Timestamp Human EvolutionIn animal fossils dating back millions of years, researchers detect traces of a glycan once synthesized by ancestral human lineages.
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Oil spill off coast of Greece 'environmental disaster'Emergency crews have begun an oil spill clean-up after an oil tanker sank close to the island of Salamis.
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When Can You Get All the Shit Apple Announced? Image: Screenshot You won’t be able to get the new face-watching iPhone X until November, but you also won’t have to wait nearly as long for software updates to any Apple Watch, iPhone, or Mac you already own, nor will you have to wait as long for the new iPhone 8, Series 3 Watch, and Apple TV announced today. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are the direct successors to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Only thes
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The Atlantic
The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: What We Talk About When We Talk About What Happened Today in 5 Lines Hillary Clinton released her memoir , What Happened , which details her take on the 2016 election and what she’s learned in its aftermath . Hope Hicks, who had been serving as interim White House communications director, will now hold the post on a permanent basis . White House aide Marc Short said President Trump is not insisting on border-wall funding as part of a legislative f
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The Atlantic
The Trump Voter-Fraud Commission's Data Problem “Election Fraud is rampant!! California has 11 Counties that have MORE VOTERS than registered voters!!” reads one of the most recent public comments submitted to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. “I have personally witnessed voter fraud in California,” reads another comment. An earlier comment claims that “many [voters] were deceased and many were not citizens.” Yet anot
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Live Science
3 People Die After Falling into Volcanic CraterThree members of a family have died after falling into a volcanic crater in an area of southern Italy.
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issue
Differential HspBP1 expression accounts for the greater vulnerability of neurons than astrocytes to misfolded proteins [Neuroscience]Although it is well known that astrocytes are less vulnerable than neurons in neurodegenerative diseases, the mechanism behind this differential vulnerability is unclear. Here we report that neurons and astrocytes show markedly different activities in C terminus of Hsp70-interacting protein (CHIP), a cochaperone of Hsp70. In astrocytes, CHIP is more...
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5-hydroxymethylcytosine accumulation in postmitotic neurons results in functional demethylation of expressed genes [Neuroscience]5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC) occurs at maximal levels in postmitotic neurons, where its accumulation is cell-specific and correlated with gene expression. Here we demonstrate that the distribution of 5hmC in CG and non-CG dinucleotides is distinct and that it reflects the binding specificity and genome occupancy of methylcytosine binding protein 2 (MeCP2)....
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Mechanisms of ovipositor insertion and steering of a parasitic wasp [Physiology]Drilling into solid substrates with slender beam-like structures is a mechanical challenge, but is regularly done by female parasitic wasps. The wasp inserts her ovipositor into solid substrates to deposit eggs in hosts, and even seems capable of steering the ovipositor while drilling. The ovipositor generally consists of three longitudinally...
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Reactive oxygen species extend insect life span using components of the insulin-signaling pathway [Physiology]Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are well-known accelerants of aging, but, paradoxically, we show that physiological levels of ROS extend life span in pupae of the moth Helicoverpa armigera, resulting in the dormant state of diapause. This developmental switch appears to operate through a variant of the conventional insulin-signaling pathway, as...
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Exploring regulation in tissues with eQTL networks [Systems Biology]Characterizing the collective regulatory impact of genetic variants on complex phenotypes is a major challenge in developing a genotype to phenotype map. Using expression quantitative trait locus (eQTL) analyses, we constructed bipartite networks in which edges represent significant associations between genetic variants and gene expression levels and found that the...
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences current issue
Correction for Koren and Feingold, Aerosol-cloud-precipitation system as a predator-prey problem [Correction]EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, AND PLANETARY SCIENCES, POPULATION BIOLOGY Correction for “Aerosol–cloud–precipitation system as a predator-prey problem,” by Ilan Koren and Graham Feingold, which was first published July 8, 2011; 10.1073/pnas.1101777108 (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 108:12227–12232). The authors note that on page 12229, right column, second full paragraph, line 13, “c2...
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Correction for Holmes et al., Altered metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 markers in PTSD: In vivo and postmortem evidence [Correction]NEUROSCIENCE Correction for “Altered metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 markers in PTSD: In vivo and postmortem evidence,” by Sophie E. Holmes, Matthew J. Girgenti, Margaret T. Davis, Robert H. Pietrzak, Nicole DellaGioia, Nabeel Nabulsi, David Matuskey, Steven Southwick, Ronald S. Duman, Richard E. Carson, John H. Krystal, Irina Esterlis, and the...
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Correction to Supporting Information for Kliethermes and Crabbe, Genetic independence of mouse measures of some aspects of novelty seeking [SI Correction]GENETICS Correction to Supporting Information for “Genetic independence of mouse measures of some aspects of novelty seeking,” by Christopher L. Kliethermes and John C. Crabbe, which was first published March 21, 2006; 10.1073/pnas.0509724103 (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 103:5018–5023). The authors note that Fig. S4 appeared incorrectly. The corrected Fig....
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Retraction for Wang et al., Somatic hypermutation maintains antibody thermodynamic stability during affinity maturation [Retractions]BIOCHEMISTRY Retraction for “Somatic hypermutation maintains antibody thermodynamic stability during affinity maturation,” by Feng Wang, Shiladitya Sen, Yong Zhang, Insha Ahmad, Xueyong Zhu, Ian A. Wilson, Vaughn V. Smider, Thomas J. Magliery, and Peter G. Schultz, which was first published February 25, 2013; 10.1073/pnas.1301810110 (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 110:4261–4266)....
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In This Issue [This Week in PNAS]Genetic variant tied to risk of typhoid fever Salmonella bacteria. Image courtesy of Flickr/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Worldwide, Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi) causes around 20 million typhoid infections every year, and 1–5% of infected individuals chronically carry the pathogen, notable among which is the storied...
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QnAs with David B. Wake [QnAs]The mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period opened up a wide range of ecological niches, and frogs were among the surviving animal groups to take advantage of the opportunity. Three lineages of frogs in particular—Hyloidea, Microhylidae, and Natatanura—were so successful in the time period following the extinction...
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QnAs with Pardis Sabeti [QnAs]Pardis Sabeti received the 2017 National Academy of Sciences Richard Lounsbery Award in biology for her groundbreaking work in computational genetics and global health. A professor at Harvard University, the Broad Institute, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Sabeti has developed computational methods to detect genetic variants under natural selection,...
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Hold the salt: Freshwater origin of primary plastids [Evolution]The evolution of oxygenic photosynthesis by cyanobacteria was arguably one of the most significant biological events in Earth’s history, shaping the atmosphere and subsequently leading to diverse ecosystems (1). The permanent endosymbiotic merger between a cyanobacterium and a unicellular heterotrophic eukaryote in deep evolutionary time set the stage for the...
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Neanderthals and Denisovans as biological invaders [Anthropology]Humans stand out among our close primate relatives as effective biological invaders. Our recent history has included range expansions into remote and harsh geographic regions, and invasions by some populations into areas long occupied by others. Historians tend to frame these events as a story of technological and economic progress,...
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Warmer climate squeezes aquatic predators out of their preferred habitat [Ecology]Ecosystems are mosaics of different habitats, each of which provides its own opportunities and risks to the organisms that inhabit it. The profitability of any habitat depends on a variety of biotic and abiotic variables including the abundance of prey, vulnerability to predators, and physical features such as temperature that...
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Surveying the sequence diversity of model prebiotic peptides by mass spectrometry [Chemistry]The rise of peptides with secondary structures and functions would have been a key step in the chemical evolution which led to life. As with modern biology, amino acid sequence would have been a primary determinant of peptide structure and activity in an origins-of-life scenario. It is a commonly held...
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Neutral high-generation phosphorus dendrimers inhibit macrophage-mediated inflammatory response in vitro and in vivo [Chemistry]Inflammation is part of the physiological response of the organism to infectious diseases caused by organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites. Innate immunity, mediated by mononuclear phagocytes, including monocytes and macrophages, is a first line of defense against infectious diseases and plays a key role triggering the delayed...
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Amorphous calcium carbonate particles form coral skeletons [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]Do corals form their skeletons by precipitation from solution or by attachment of amorphous precursor particles as observed in other minerals and biominerals? The classical model assumes precipitation in contrast with observed “vital effects,” that is, deviations from elemental and isotopic compositions at thermodynamic equilibrium. Here, we show direct spectromicroscopy...
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tRNAs and proteins use the same import channel for translocation across the mitochondrial outer membrane of trypanosomes [Biochemistry]Mitochondrial tRNA import is widespread, but the mechanism by which tRNAs are imported remains largely unknown. The mitochondrion of the parasitic protozoan Trypanosoma brucei lacks tRNA genes, and thus imports all tRNAs from the cytosol. Here we show that in T. brucei in vivo import of tRNAs requires four subunits...
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Quantitative tests of a reconstitution model for RNA folding thermodynamics and kinetics [Biochemistry]Decades of study of the architecture and function of structured RNAs have led to the perspective that RNA tertiary structure is modular, made of locally stable domains that retain their structure across RNAs. We formalize a hypothesis inspired by this modularity—that RNA folding thermodynamics and kinetics can be quantitatively predicted...
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Global metabolic reprogramming of colorectal cancer occurs at adenoma stage and is induced by MYC [Biochemistry]Cancer cells alter their metabolism for the production of precursors of macromolecules. However, the control mechanisms underlying this reprogramming are poorly understood. Here we show that metabolic reprogramming of colorectal cancer is caused chiefly by aberrant MYC expression. Multiomics-based analyses of paired normal and tumor tissues from 275 patients with...
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TFG facilitates outer coat disassembly on COPII transport carriers to promote tethering and fusion with ER-Golgi intermediate compartments [Cell Biology]The conserved coat protein complex II (COPII) mediates the initial steps of secretory protein trafficking by assembling onto subdomains of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in two layers to generate cargo-laden transport carriers that ultimately fuse with an adjacent ER–Golgi intermediate compartment (ERGIC). Here, we demonstrate that Trk-fused gene (TFG) binds...
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Clipping of arginine-methylated histone tails by JMJD5 and JMJD7 [Cell Biology]Two of the unsolved, important questions about epigenetics are: do histone arginine demethylases exist, and is the removal of histone tails by proteolysis a major epigenetic modification process? Here, we report that two orphan Jumonji C domain (JmjC)-containing proteins, JMJD5 and JMJD7, have divalent cation-dependent protease activities that preferentially cleave...
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Shear force-based genetic screen reveals negative regulators of cell adhesion and protrusive activity [Cell Biology]The model organism Dictyostelium discoideum has greatly facilitated our understanding of the signal transduction and cytoskeletal pathways that govern cell motility. Cell–substrate adhesion is downstream of many migratory and chemotaxis signaling events. Dictyostelium cells lacking the tumor suppressor PTEN show strongly impaired migratory activity and adhere strongly to their substrates....
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Early photosynthetic eukaryotes inhabited low-salinity habitats [Evolution]The early evolutionary history of the chloroplast lineage remains an open question. It is widely accepted that the endosymbiosis that established the chloroplast lineage in eukaryotes can be traced back to a single event, in which a cyanobacterium was incorporated into a protistan host. It is still unclear, however, which...
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Human genetic variation in VAC14 regulates Salmonella invasion and typhoid fever through modulation of cholesterol [Genetics]Risk, severity, and outcome of infection depend on the interplay of pathogen virulence and host susceptibility. Systematic identification of genetic susceptibility to infection is being undertaken through genome-wide association studies, but how to expeditiously move from genetic differences to functional mechanisms is unclear. Here, we use genetic association of molecular,...
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A-to-I RNA editing is developmentally regulated and generally adaptive for sexual reproduction in Neurospora crassa [Genetics]Although fungi lack adenosine deaminase acting on RNA (ADAR) enzymes, adenosine to inosine (A-to-I) RNA editing was reported recently in Fusarium graminearum during sexual reproduction. In this study, we profiled the A-to-I editing landscape and characterized its functional and adaptive properties in the model filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa. A total...
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NLRP3 mutation and cochlear autoinflammation cause syndromic and nonsyndromic hearing loss DFNA34 responsive to anakinra therapy [Genetics]The NLRP3 inflammasome is an intracellular innate immune sensor that is expressed in immune cells, including monocytes and macrophages. Activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome leads to IL-1β secretion. Gain-of-function mutations of NLRP3 result in abnormal activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome, and cause the autosomal dominant systemic autoinflammatory disease spectrum, termed...
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Imaging the emergence and natural progression of spontaneous autoimmune diabetes [Immunology and Inflammation]Type 1 diabetes in the nonobese diabetic mouse stems from an infiltration of the pancreatic islets by a mixed population of immunocytes, which results in the impairment and eventual destruction of insulin-producing β-cells. Little is known about the dynamics of lymphocyte movement in the pancreas during disease progression. Using advanced...
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Integrative single-cell and cell-free plasma RNA transcriptomics elucidates placental cellular dynamics [Medical Sciences]The human placenta is a dynamic and heterogeneous organ critical in the establishment of the fetomaternal interface and the maintenance of gestational well-being. It is also the major source of cell-free fetal nucleic acids in the maternal circulation. Placental dysfunction contributes to significant complications, such as preeclampsia, a potentially lethal...
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Investment in secreted enzymes during nutrient-limited growth is utility dependent [Microbiology]Pathogenic bacteria secrete toxins and degradative enzymes that facilitate their growth by liberating nutrients from the environment. To understand bacterial growth under nutrient-limited conditions, we studied resource allocation between cellular and secreted components by the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa during growth on a protein substrate that requires extracellular digestion by
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Glacier shrinkage driving global changes in downstream systems [Environmental Sciences]Glaciers cover ∼10% of the Earth’s land surface, but they are shrinking rapidly across most parts of the world, leading to cascading impacts on downstream systems. Glaciers impart unique footprints on river flow at times when other water sources are low. Changes in river hydrology and morphology caused by climate-induced...
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Early history of Neanderthals and Denisovans [Anthropology]Extensive DNA sequence data have made it possible to reconstruct human evolutionary history in unprecedented detail. We introduce a method to study the past several hundred thousand years. Our results show that (i) the Neanderthal–Denisovan lineage declined to a small size just after separating from the modern lineage, (ii) Neanderthals...
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Generating gradient germanium nanostructures by shock-induced amorphization and crystallization [Applied Physical Sciences]Gradient nanostructures are attracting considerable interest due to their potential to obtain superior structural and functional properties of materials. Applying powerful laser-driven shocks (stresses of up to one-third million atmospheres, or 33 gigapascals) to germanium, we report here a complex gradient nanostructure consisting of, near the surface, nanocrystals with high...
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Knots can impair protein degradation by ATP-dependent proteases [Biochemistry]ATP-dependent proteases translocate proteins through a narrow pore for their controlled destruction. However, how a protein substrate containing a knotted topology affects this process remains unknown. Here, we characterized the effects of the trefoil-knotted protein MJ0366 from Methanocaldococcus jannaschii on the operation of the ClpXP protease from Escherichia coli. ClpXP...
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Role for the EWS domain of EWS/FLI in binding GGAA-microsatellites required for Ewing sarcoma anchorage independent growth [Biochemistry]Ewing sarcoma usually expresses the EWS/FLI fusion transcription factor oncoprotein. EWS/FLI regulates myriad genes required for Ewing sarcoma development. EWS/FLI binds GGAA-microsatellite sequences in vivo and in vitro. These sequences provide EWS/FLI-mediated activation to reporter constructs, suggesting that they function as EWS/FLI-response elements. We now demonstrate the critical role of...
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RNA structure inference through chemical mapping after accidental or intentional mutations [Biochemistry]Despite the critical roles RNA structures play in regulating gene expression, sequencing-based methods for experimentally determining RNA base pairs have remained inaccurate. Here, we describe a multidimensional chemical-mapping method called “mutate-and-map read out through next-generation sequencing” (M2-seq) that takes advantage of sparsely mutated nucleotides to induce structural perturbations
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Direct single-molecule measurements of phycocyanobilin photophysics in monomeric C-phycocyanin [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Phycobilisomes are highly organized pigment–protein antenna complexes found in the photosynthetic apparatus of cyanobacteria and rhodophyta that harvest solar energy and transport it to the reaction center. A detailed bottom-up model of pigment organization and energy transfer in phycobilisomes is essential to understanding photosynthesis in these organisms and informing rational...
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Adaptive-illumination STED nanoscopy [Biophysics and Computational Biology]The concepts called STED/RESOLFT superresolve features by a light-driven transfer of closely packed molecules between two different states, typically a nonfluorescent “off” state and a fluorescent “on” state at well-defined coordinates on subdiffraction scales. For this, the applied light intensity must be sufficient to guarantee the state difference for molecules...
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Affinity of IDPs to their targets is modulated by ion-specific changes in kinetics and residual structure [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) are characterized by a lack of defined structure. Instead, they populate ensembles of rapidly interconverting conformations with marginal structural stabilities. Changes in solution conditions such as temperature and crowding agents consequently affect IDPs more than their folded counterparts. Here we reveal that the residual structure content...
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Dynamics of nitric oxide controlled by protein complex in bacterial system [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Nitric oxide (NO) plays diverse and significant roles in biological processes despite its cytotoxicity, raising the question of how biological systems control the action of NO to minimize its cytotoxicity in cells. As a great example of such a system, we found a possibility that NO-generating nitrite reductase (NiR) forms...
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Interstitial solute transport in 3D reconstructed neuropil occurs by diffusion rather than bulk flow [Biophysics and Computational Biology]The brain lacks lymph vessels and must rely on other mechanisms for clearance of waste products, including amyloid β that may form pathological aggregates if not effectively cleared. It has been proposed that flow of interstitial fluid through the brain’s interstitial space provides a mechanism for waste clearance. Here we...
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Core Concept: Human artificial chromosomes offer insights, therapeutic possibilities, and challenges [Cell Biology]Francesco Saverio Tedesco works with a big gene. In fact, the human dystrophin gene, with its whopping 2.4 million nucleotides, is one of the largest found so far in nature. A clinician-scientist at University College London, Tedesco hopes to use gene therapy to replace a faulty version of dystrophin in...
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ER stress and distinct outputs of the IRE1{alpha} RNase control proliferation and senescence in response to oncogenic Ras [Cell Biology]Oncogenic Ras causes proliferation followed by premature senescence in primary cells, an initial barrier to tumor development. The role of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and the unfolded protein response (UPR) in regulating these two cellular outcomes is poorly understood. During ER stress, the inositol requiring enzyme 1α (IRE1α) endoribonuclease (RNase),...
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Esco1 and Esco2 regulate distinct cohesin functions during cell cycle progression [Cell Biology]Sister chromatids are tethered together by the cohesin complex from the time they are made until their separation at anaphase. The ability of cohesin to tether sister chromatids together depends on acetylation of its Smc3 subunit by members of the Eco1 family of cohesin acetyltransferases. Vertebrates express two orthologs of...
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Stabilizing a different cyclooctatetraene stereoisomer [Chemistry]An unconventional cis-cis-cis-trans or (Z,Z,Z,E) structure B of cyclooctatetraene (COT) is calculated to lie only 23 kcal/mol above the well-known tub-shaped (Z,Z,Z,Z) isomer A; one example of this type of structure is known. The barrier for B returning to A is small, 3 kcal/mol. However, by suitable choice of substituents,...
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Plasmon-enhanced light-driven water oxidation by a dye-sensitized photoanode [Chemistry]Dye-sensitized photoelectrosynthesis cells (DSPECs) provide a flexible approach for solar water splitting based on the integration of molecular light absorption and catalysis on oxide electrodes. Recent advances in this area, including the use of core/shell oxide interfacial structures and surface stabilization by atomic layer deposition, have led to improved charge-separation...
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Robust continuous clustering [Computer Sciences]Clustering is a fundamental procedure in the analysis of scientific data. It is used ubiquitously across the sciences. Despite decades of research, existing clustering algorithms have limited effectiveness in high dimensions and often require tuning parameters for different domains and datasets. We present a clustering algorithm that achieves high accuracy...
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From coseismic offsets to fault-block mountains [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]In the Basin and Range extensional province of the western United States, coseismic offsets, under the influence of gravity, display predominantly subsidence of the basin side (fault hanging wall), with comparatively little or no uplift of the mountainside (fault footwall). A few decades later, geodetic measurements [GPS and interferometric synthetic...
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Origin, paleoecology, and extirpation of bluebirds and crossbills in the Bahamas across the last glacial-interglacial transition [Ecology]On low islands or island groups such as the Bahamas, surrounded by shallow oceans, Quaternary glacial–interglacial changes in climate and sea level had major effects on terrestrial plant and animal communities. We examine the paleoecology of two species of songbirds (Passeriformes) recorded as Late Pleistocene fossils on the Bahamian island...
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Distribution of lifetime nursing home use and of out-of-pocket spending [Economic Sciences]Reliable estimates of the lifetime risk of using a nursing home and the associated out-of-pocket costs are important for the saving decisions by individuals and families, and for the purchase of long-term care insurance. We used data on up to 18 y of nursing home use and out-of-pocket costs drawn...
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Behavioral responses to annual temperature variation alter the dominant energy pathway, growth, and condition of a cold-water predator [Environmental Sciences]There is a pressing need to understand how ecosystems will respond to climate change. To date, no long-term empirical studies have confirmed that fish populations exhibit adaptive foraging behavior in response to temperature variation and the potential implications this has on fitness. Here, we use an unparalleled 11-y acoustic telemetry,...
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Increasing atmospheric humidity and CO2 concentration alleviate forest mortality risk [Environmental Sciences]Climate-induced forest mortality is being increasingly observed throughout the globe. Alarmingly, it is expected to exacerbate under climate change due to shifting precipitation patterns and rising air temperature. However, the impact of concomitant changes in atmospheric humidity and CO2 concentration through their influence on stomatal kinetics remains a subject of...
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Evolutionary consequences of multidriver environmental change in an aquatic primary producer [Evolution]Climate change is altering aquatic environments in a complex way, and simultaneous shifts in many properties will drive evolutionary responses in primary producers at the base of both freshwater and marine ecosystems. So far, evolutionary studies have shown how changes in environmental drivers, either alone or in pairs, affect the...
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Evidence for complex life cycle constraints on salamander body form diversification [Evolution]Metazoans display a tremendous diversity of developmental patterns, including complex life cycles composed of morphologically disparate stages. In this regard, the evolution of life cycle complexity promotes phenotypic diversity. However, correlations between life cycle stages can constrain the evolution of some structures and functions. Despite the potential macroevolutionary consequences, few...
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The molecular dynamics of long noncoding RNA control of transcription in PTEN and its pseudogene [Genetics]RNA has been found to interact with chromatin and modulate gene transcription. In human cells, little is known about how long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) interact with target loci in the context of chromatin. We find here, using the phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) pseudogene as a model system, that antisense...
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Glucocorticoids promote Von Hippel Lindau degradation and Hif-1{alpha} stabilization [Medical Sciences]Glucocorticoid (GC) and hypoxic transcriptional responses play a central role in tissue homeostasis and regulate the cellular response to stress and inflammation, highlighting the potential for cross-talk between these two signaling pathways. We present results from an unbiased in vivo chemical screen in zebrafish that identifies GCs as activators of...
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Injection of T3SS effectors not resulting in invasion is the main targeting mechanism of Shigella toward human lymphocytes [Microbiology]The enteroinvasive bacterium Shigella is a facultative intracellular bacterium known, in vitro, to invade a large diversity of cells through the delivery of virulence effectors into the cell cytoplasm via a type III secretion system (T3SS). Here, we provide evidence that the injection of T3SS effectors does not necessarily result...
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Dendritic transport of tick-borne flavivirus RNA by neuronal granules affects development of neurological disease [Microbiology]Neurological diseases caused by encephalitic flaviviruses are severe and associated with high levels of mortality. However, little is known about the detailed mechanisms of viral replication and pathogenicity in the brain. Previously, we reported that the genomic RNA of tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV), a member of the genus Flavivirus, is...
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Replication and refinement of a vaginal microbial signature of preterm birth in two racially distinct cohorts of US women [Microbiology]Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Previous studies have suggested that the maternal vaginal microbiota contributes to the pathophysiology of PTB, but conflicting results in recent years have raised doubts. We conducted a study of PTB compared with term birth in two cohorts of...
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Top-down modulation of sensory cortex gates perceptual learning [Neuroscience]Practice sharpens our perceptual judgments, a process known as perceptual learning. Although several brain regions and neural mechanisms have been proposed to support perceptual learning, formal tests of causality are lacking. Furthermore, the temporal relationship between neural and behavioral plasticity remains uncertain. To address these issues, we recorded the activity...
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Experimental and statistical reevaluation provides no evidence for Drosophila courtship song rhythms [Neuroscience]From 1980 to 1992, a series of influential papers reported on the discovery, genetics, and evolution of a periodic cycling of the interval between Drosophila male courtship song pulses. The molecular mechanisms underlying this periodicity were never described. To reinitiate investigation of this phenomenon, we previously performed automated segmentation of...
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Phase diagram of URu2-xFexSi2 in high magnetic fields [Physics]Electrical transport measurements were performed on URu2 − xFexSi2 single-crystal specimens in high magnetic fields up to 45 T (DC fields) and 60 T (pulsed fields). We observed a systematic evolution of the critical fields for both the hidden-order (HO) and large-moment antiferromagnetic (LMAFM) phases and established the 3D phase...
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Reversible structure manipulation by tuning carrier concentration in metastable Cu2S [Physics]The optimal functionalities of materials often appear at phase transitions involving simultaneous changes in the electronic structure and the symmetry of the underlying lattice. It is experimentally challenging to disentangle which of the two effects––electronic or structural––is the driving force for the phase transition and to use the mechanism to...
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LATERAL FLORET 1 induced the three-florets spikelet in rice [Plant Biology]The spikelet is a unique inflorescence structure in grass. The molecular mechanisms behind the development and evolution of the spikelet are far from clear. In this study, a dominant rice mutant, lateral florets 1 (lf1), was characterized. In the lf1 spikelet, lateral floral meristems were promoted unexpectedly and could generally...
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Empathy and well-being correlate with centrality in different social networks [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Individuals benefit from occupying central roles in social networks, but little is known about the psychological traits that predict centrality. Across four college freshman dorms (n = 193), we characterized individuals with a battery of personality questionnaires and also asked them to nominate dorm members with whom they had different...
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Reputation offsets trust judgments based on social biases among Airbnb users [Social Sciences]To provide social exchange on a global level, sharing-economy companies leverage interpersonal trust between their members on a scale unimaginable even a few years ago. A challenge to this mission is the presence of social biases among a large heterogeneous and independent population of users, a factor that hinders the...
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Null effects of boot camps and short-format training for PhD students in life sciences [Social Sciences]Many PhD programs incorporate boot camps and summer bridge programs to accelerate the development of doctoral students’ research skills and acculturation into their respective disciplines. These brief, high-intensity experiences span no more than several weeks and are typically designed to expose graduate students to data analysis techniques, to develop scientific...
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Compounding effects of sea level rise and fluvial flooding [Sustainability Science]Sea level rise (SLR), a well-documented and urgent aspect of anthropogenic global warming, threatens population and assets located in low-lying coastal regions all around the world. Common flood hazard assessment practices typically account for one driver at a time (e.g., either fluvial flooding only or ocean flooding only), whereas coastal...
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Cold comfort: Fat-rich diets and adaptation among indigenous Siberian populationsRecently, scientists have been exploring the genetic signatures of adaptation in several indigenous cold-adapted human populations. Now, University of Arizona professors Ryan Gutenkunst and Michael Hammer have led a new study identifying new signals of adaptation across multiple genes and exploring a rich demographic history.By performing extensive analyses on DNA sequencing data for two North-Cen
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Here's How the It Sequel Can Be Even Better Than the First Film All images: Warner Bros. Now that Andy Muschietti’s It is a huge hit, his adaptation of the second half of Stephen King’s horror novel is more highly-anticipated than ever. A few minor quibbles aside, the first film is fantastic . But It: Chapter Two , as it’s unofficially titled, deals with the characters as grown-ups. That makes it a trickier prospect. Though the sequel hasn’t yet been official
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NOAA gets judge to agree that its scientists’ e-mails are protected NOAA's 2016 temperature data. The thermometers aren't conspiring via e-mail. (credit: NOAA ) Once upon a time (in mid-2015), some climate scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published a study in the journal Science . This sort of thing happens all the time. Yet, in this case, all hell broke loose. The problem was that this study put yet another nail in the crowded li
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It’s incredibly hard to predict which traits will die out A new paper explains why it’s hard to predict whether a new genetic trait will take over or die out. This determination is a key challenge for many fields, including infectious disease. Not only would improved predictive models help scientists better model how evolution works, but could also aid in efforts to prevent infectious diseases. Every year, for example, vaccine makers, epidemiologists, a
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Scientists Expectations for Brexit Mostly GrimSome researchers have already been negatively affected by the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union, though opinions on the eventual outcome remain mixed.
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Two Genetic Forensics Techniques Draw FireDefense attorneys allege New York City used 'unreliable' methods on DNA evidence in thousands of cases.
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Tattoo Ink Nanoparticles Persist in Lymph NodesAnalysis of the bodies of deceased individuals can't determine what effect these tattoo remnants have on lymph function, but researchers suggest dirty needles aren't the only risk of the age-old practice.
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Monster 'Fatberg': 143 Tons of Grease and Garbage Clog UK SewerSewer workers in London will spend three weeks dismantling a rock-hard mass of grease and garbage called a "fatberg."
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She loves me, she loves me not: The analytics behind finding true love with online datingLooking for love online? You are not alone. Nearly 50 percent of the American public knows someone who has used an online dating site and 5 percent of Americans who are married or in committed relationships today met their significant other online. But with so many different online dating platforms, how can users know which one will best meet their needs? According to a new study in the INFORMS jo
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Researchers identify movement patterns of a parrotfish that rotationally harvests its favorite algaeSteephead parrotfish (Chlorurus microrhinos) are picky eaters. In the central Pacific, however, they appear to have taken matters into their own hands—er, fins.
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She loves me, she loves me not: The analytics behind finding true love with online datingLooking for love online? Nearly 50 percent of Americans know someone who has used an online dating site and 5 percent of Americans who are married or in committed relationships met online. But with so many different sites, how can users know which is right for them? According to a new study in the INFORMS journal Management Science, it depends on if you are comfortable with rejection. If not, be p
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Inhibitors support immune therapy for leukemiaNew immune therapies are considered a promising lead for treating recurring acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Antibodies are able to eliminate even those cancer cells that cannot be removed via regular therapies. Scientists from the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) and the Munich University Hospital and Tübingen University Hospital have shown that, in conjunction with certain inhibitors, this form of t
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The unflushable debate resurfaces: A 130-ton mass clogs London’s sewer The “monster fatberg.” (credit: Thames Water ) A 250-meter-long mass weighing 130 metric tons has blocked a Victorian-era sewer tunnel in the east side of London, the BBC reports . To put the size and heft of the clog in perspective: it’s longer than two American football fields and as heavy as 11 double-decker buses. The mass is a concrete-hard amalgamation of flushed items, including condoms, d
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When It Comes to Nutrition, Don't Forget Your Microbes When It Comes to Nutrition, Don't Forget Your Microbes Gut microbes compete with their host for a nutrient called choline. GutMicrobes_topNteaser_blue.jpg Image credits: lanatoma via Shutterstock Creature Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 10:45 Marcus Woo, Contributor (Inside Science) -- Inside and out, your body teems with trillions of microbes. These tiny critters -- collectively called your microb
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Metroid: Samus Returns is a return to form for 2D adventuring You'll be whacking a lot of charging enemies with well-timed melee attacks in this game. Remaking a popular portable game from more than two decades ago is a delicate balancing act. If you're too faithful to the original, the new game will likely look and feel a bit dated after years of hardware and game design advances. Change too much, and fans of the original classic will wonder why you even b
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Reduce the cords, charge your Apple devices together with AirPower in 2018 CUPERTINO, Calif.—Amid a bevy of new product releases—the iPhone 8 and iPhone X , Watch Series 3 with built-in LTE—Apple quietly presented a new way to power these iDevices all at once. Called "AirPower," Apple's new charging pad will let users reduce the need for many cords and outlets and instead rely on this multi-device charging station. Many of Apple's newly announced devices have glass back
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iPhone X and iPhone 8: Specs, Price, AvailabilityApple announced three new iPhones today: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the new iPhone X.
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How Apple's New Face ID Works Apple is rolling out facial recognition to unlock its new iPhone X, as has been rumored for months and confirmed in leaks over the weekend. The technology builds on Touch ID and is called Face ID, of course. It uses a new selfie camera setup in the iPhone 10 called the “TrueDepth camera system.” TrueDepth uses a set of sensors, cameras, and a dot projector to create an incredibly detailed 3D map
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France Eyes Legalizing Assisted Reproduction for Gay Women in 2018French law currently restricts techniques like artificial insemination to heterosexual couples -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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AI can tell Republicans from Democrats – but can you? Take our quiz Researchers say artificial intelligence will soon be able to detect a person’s political allegiance – just by looking at photos of their face. We’ve put together a quiz to see if you can beat the algorithms and work out, from someone’s face, their political allegiance. We’ve chosen 15 pictures of city councillors from Bristol, Connecticut and San Diego – eight Democrats, seven Republicans. Can yo
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Why Getting the Power Back On in Florida Could Take WeeksIrma has left up to 15 million people in Florida without electricity. Restoring service could be the most complex operation of its kind in United States history.
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Apple unveils $999 iPhone X, loses 'home' button"One more thing." With that phrase, Apple paid homage to its late co-founder Steve Jobs for the 10-year anniversary of the iPhone on Tuesday when it unveiled its latest—and, at $999, its most expensive—new version of the device, the iPhone X.
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iPhone X: Everything You Need to Know About Apple's Most Interesting Phone in Years All images: Apple It’s official. Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone is finally here and it’s called the iPhone X. The phone’s bezels have been basically eliminated, and its screen is bigger. And returning to a design element from years past, the new phone has a glass back, something we haven’t seen since the iPhone 4s. The iPhone X will be available in space gray and silver, and like last year’s mod
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In Less Than a Year, The Federal Reserve Could Look Dramatically Different There are seven seats on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors—the group of people who make the most consequential decisions about American monetary policy—and President Donald Trump will have the opportunity to fill an unusually large number of them. One seat opened soon after he took office, when the former comptroller of the currency, Thomas Curry, stepped down . Then Governor Daniel Tarull
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Princess Nokia's Brash, Oddball Rap Princess Nokia’s “ABCs of New York” at first seems built on a simple gimmick. “A is for the apple, take a bite and spit it out,” raps the 25-year-old rising star. “B is for bodega, eating on your mama couch.” It’s a list song, a nu-“10 Crack Commandments” or “Alphabet Aerobics,” rendering America’s biggest city in adult nursery-rhyme. But as the track unspools over a laid-back keys loop, the seem
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Star Wars Needs J.J. Abrams Now More Than EverBringing him on to direct 'Star Wars: Episode IX' makes complete sense, from a certain point of view.
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iPhones and iPad will get iOS 11 update on September 19 Enlarge / Revamped App Switcher on the iPad with iOS 11. CUPERTINO, Calif.—At its WWDC conference, Apple showed off features and cool tricks coming to iPhone and iPad in iOS 11 . At today's event on its new campus, the company announced that iOS 11 will be out of beta and available to the public on September 19. iOS 11 won't fundamentally change the look and feel of your iPhone, but it does offer
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Researchers identify possible new target in fight against lung cancerResearchers at Boston University School of Medicine have identified a molecule called miR-124 in non-small cell lung cancer cells that plays a regulatory role in the cancer cells' fate -- determining whether or not the specific subtype of cancer cell will undergo programmed cell death.
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Type 2 diabetes is being misdiagnosed in African-Americans, genetic study suggestsOne of the tests used to diagnose type 2 diabetes and monitor blood sugar control is influenced by 60 genetic variants, an international team of scientists has found. One genetic variant in particular, unique to African-Americans, significantly reduces the accuracy of the HbA1c blood test used to diagnose and monitor the condition. This means around 650,000 African-Americans in the US could have u
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Lay interventions for depression and drinkingBrief psychological interventions delivered by lay counselors in primary care were effective and cost-effective for patients with depression and harmful drinking in India, according to two studies in PLOS Medicine by Vikram Patel of Harvard Medical School, USA, and colleagues from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK and Sangath, India.
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Test may miss diabetes in some African-AmericansMore than 200 scientists teamed up to report that they have identified 60 genetic variants that influence HbA1c measurements, as well as the ability of this test to diagnose diabetes. The gene variants, including one that could lead to African-Americans being underdiagnosed with T2D, are described in PLOS Medicine in a paper by James Meigs of Harvard Medical School, USA, and Inês Barroso of the We
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Gene variant could lead to missed type 2 diabetes diagnosis in African AmericansIn the largest study of its kind, an international research team has identified 60 gene variants -- 42 for the first time -- that can influence blood levels of hemoglobin A1c. One variant, found only in those of African ancestry, can significantly reduce the accuracy of A1c blood testing.
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Apple’s radically different smartphone is called the iPhone X Enlarge (credit: Apple ) CUPERTINO, Calif.—At the first event held in the Steve Jobs Theater on its new campus, Apple announced the iPhone X handset today. The original iPhone turned 10 this year, and in true Apple fashion, the company celebrated by debuting a totally new iPhone that shows how far the device has come in its tenure. Design As soon as Apple announced the iPhone X, its deviations fr
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Apple lays claim to smartphone future with new flagship iPhone X (Update)Apple laid claim to the future of the smartphone Tuesday with a 10th anniversary iPhone X, touting the device as the next generation of mobile computing.
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Google appeals $2.9 billion EU fine even as it plans fixesGoogle is appealing a $2.9 billion fine imposed by European Union regulators.
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In northern China, air pollution cuts years off life expectancy People in northern China have a reduced life expectancy when compared with people living in the south due to higher concentrations of air pollution, a new study suggests. The study also outlines a new method researchers developed to calculate the impact of air pollution on life expectancy. There are currently an estimated 4.5 billion people around the world exposed to levels of particulate air po
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Yelp Claims Google Broke Promise to Antitrust RegulatorsIn a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, Yelp says Google is scraping photos from Yelp's listings for its own search results
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Why Is Jared Kushner Still in the White House? For months, the joke about Jared Kushner is that he’s somehow managed to end up at the center of everything : Middle East peace, reimagining government, Iraq, criminal-justice reform, relations with Mexico, and probably a half-dozen more issues forgotten even by the White House senior adviser himself. But the president’s son-in-law is also directly in the center of things in a more troublesome wa
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iPhone 8: Wireless Charging, New Camera Features, and a Better Screen The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have a lot in common with last year’s iPhone 7, but a new processor, improved camera, wireless charging, and the iPad Pros’s True Tone display might be compelling reasons to upgrade again. A familiar design There was speculation that today’s event would only yield an updated ‘s’ version of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, with minimal spec and feature bumps, as Apple has done with
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Wait, Did Apple Just Stage a Life-Threatening Car Wreck for Its Emotional Apple Watch Ad? Photo: Apple Today Apple took to the stage to seduce us with shiny new gadgets that we should definitely spend an absurd amount of money on because they are supposed to change the world. They might even save our lives—and Apple wants to make sure you know that with its super emotional opening videos. Fit with a stirring soundtrack, heart-rending narratives and wait, was that a staged car crash? D
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Particles in Tattoos Can Travel to Lymph Nodes, Study Finds Image: Pitbull Tattoo Thailand Tattoos are very cool and I do not want to say bad things about them. Evidence of tattooing dates back thousands of years , and the art form has a long history across the world in various cultures. Tattooing has associations with wealth, crime, or seafaring depending on where in history you look. Today, there’s no denying tattoos are everywhere . But unfortunately,
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Apple's W1-Equipped BeatsX Headphones Are $40 Off Today BeatsX Wireless Headphones , $110 There have been a lot of deals lately on Apple’s W1-equipped Beats headphones, but $110 for a pair of BeatsX is within $10 of an all-time low , and a fantastic deal for iPhone owners that want an AirPods-like pairing experience on a budget. From Gizmodo : “The Beats X are the third product from Beats (and the fourth from all of Apple) to use the new W1 Bluetooth
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NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft faces fiery finishAfter a 20-year voyage, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is poised to dive into Saturn this week to become forever one with the exquisite planet.
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Apple unveils new smartwatch, says it is world's top watchApple unveiled an updated version of its smartwatch Monday, as it claimed the device had become the top-selling watch in the world ahead of rivals such as Rolex and Fossil.
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Apple launches new iPhone 8 smartphone, skipping traditional iPhone 7 “S” models CUPERTINO, Calif.—At the first event held in the new Steve Jobs Theater on its new campus, Apple announced the new iPhone 8 handset today. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone, and Apple celebrated by doing something very uncharacteristic: skipping the “S” iteration of the iPhone 7 and pushing full-steam ahead with the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus models. The iPhone 8’s d
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Diverse lunch buddies may boost middle school grades Early adolescents’ grades were higher when they socialized with peers from other ethnicities, according to a new study that looked at the lunch habits of more than 800 sixth-graders in three states. “…the results were just as true for white students as ethnic minority students…” The findings suggest that schools might look for ways to provide cross-ethnic interaction among students—outside of lun
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Apple Watch Series 3 Debuts with Cellular CoverageIt starts at $329 without cellular coverage or $399 with, and is coming September 22.
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Apple TV 4K Is a 4K Apple TV, Finally Image: Apple Apple has some catching up to do in the streaming wars, and today’s announcement of the latest Apple TV firmly positions it as... a way to watch 4K videos through iTunes. That’s the big news, but there were a few additional bits of info that might convince you to give it a chance. Design The black hockey-puckish case of the Apple TV has largely stayed the same over the years and this
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Ankle fossil says our ancestors were great at leaping Our pre-human ancestors had legs that allowed them to jump long distances, a 52-million-year-old ankle fossil suggests. The first primates spent most of their time in the trees rather than on the ground, but just how nimble they were as they moved around in the treetops has been a topic of dispute. For years, scientists thought the ancestors of today’s humans, monkeys, lemurs, and apes were relat
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Apple’s new TV set-top box will play 4K content, sport faster processor Samuel Axon CUPERTINO, Calif.—Aside from iPhones, the Apple TV was the most rumored device ahead of Apple's September event. Today, the company announced a new Apple TV set-top box that's in line with most previous speculations: it can play 4K and HDR content thanks to support from a faster processor. 4K output may not be enticing for those who don't consume 4K content already. Movies and TV show
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Alleged Massacre of Uncontacted Tribe Members Spurs Probe in BrazilTwo illegal gold miners were allegedly overheard talking about the attack in a bar.
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Frieden’s Next Act: Heart Disease and Preparing for New EpidemicsThe man who headed the C.D.C. under Obama will tackle new global health challenges, with $225 million from Gates, Bloomberg and Chan Zuckerberg
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Google Drive is changing—here's how to prepare DIY New apps for the cloud-storage service. Your ability to access Google Drive through your computer desktop is changing. Here's what you need to know about how the change will affect your data.
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The New Apple Watch Is Basically Also a Smartphone All images: Screenshot It might look the same, but the latest smartwatch from Apple sounds like it will be a lot more powerful. Today, at an event held in the brand new Steve Jobs Theater on the soon-to-open Apple Campus, Jeff Williams, Chief Operating Officer at Apple, showed off the Apple Watch Series 3, which features a new processor that should make it faster and more power-efficient, as well
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What Right-Wing Populists Look Like in Norway Yesterday was a good day for Norway’s populist Progress Party. Results in the country’s parliamentary elections on Monday show it nearly maintained its support from four years ago and, along with the Conservative Party, its coalition partner, appears headed for another four years of governing in this traditionally left-wing country, as support for the center-left Labor Party drops to historic low
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Apple untethers Series 3 Watch with new standalone LTE service Enlarge (credit: Apple) CUPERTINO, Calif.—At Apple's headquarters today, the company announced a new Apple Watch Series 3 , which will have standalone LTE service. This feature breaks the necessary connection between the wearable and an iPhone, allowing it to receive messages, download apps, stream music, and connect to the Internet without help. The new Apple Watch with Cellular, as it's called,
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Apple Watch users can download watchOS 4 on September 19 Enlarge / Apple Watch Series 2. (credit: Valentina Palladino) CUPERTINO—Apple revealed details about watchOS 4, its newest update to the Apple Watch's operating system, back at June's WWDC keynote. Now we know when the update will be pushed to the public: September 19. This news comes on the heels of Apple announcing the Apple Watch Series 3 model with standalone LTE service at the company's even
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Study: Social media helps students learn scientific argumentation betterResearchers at the University of Kansas have published research showing that students who took part in a program that taught scientific argumentation learned the concepts better than their peers who did not.
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NASA gets infrared look at Tropical Depression 21WNASA's Aqua satellite measured cloud top temperatures in newly formed Tropical Depression 21W in the South China Sea and found a large area of strong thunderstorms around the center of circulation.
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Apple kicks off event; $1,000 iPhone is expectedApple has kicked off a September product event at which it is expected to unveil a dramatically redesigned iPhone that could cost $1,000.
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Social media helps students learn scientific argumentation better, study saysAdults often bemoan the amount of time young people spend staring at a screen and browsing social media. But social media can not only be a way to teach students elements of the scientific process, those who took part in a program to learn scientific argumentation through social media learned the components of argumentation better than their peers who did not, a University of Kansas study has foun
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NASA gets infrared look at Tropical Depression 21WNASA's Aqua satellite measured cloud top temperatures in newly formed Tropical Depression 21W in the South China Sea and found a large area of strong thunderstorms around the center of circulation.
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Everything you need to know about iPhone 8, iPhone X, and the rest of Apple's new stuff (updating) Gadgets Follow along as we find out what Tim Cook and company have been crafting in Cupertino Here's some new Apple stuff. You know you're going to click on it.
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Tesla system partly to blame in fatal 2016 crash: safety panelThe "Autopilot" system used in Tesla automobiles was partly to blame for a fatal May 2016 crash in Florida where the electric car slammed into a truck, a US safety report concluded Tuesday.
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Forest regeneration experiment of 30 years yields resultsA spruce forest regeneration experiment in Interior Alaska that spanned nearly 30 years demonstrates which forest management practices produce the best results.
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How Hurricane Irma's Winds (Temporarily) Drained Tampa BayHurricane Irma's strong winds didn't just whip around palm trees, knock down power lines and rip off roofs — they also pushed aside vast amounts of shallow water, temporarily leaving behind a bare seabed along the coast of Tampa Bay, according to a video.
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Debunking study suggests ways to counter misinformation and correct 'fake news'It's no use simply telling people they have their facts wrong. To be more effective at correcting misinformation in news accounts and intentionally misleading "fake news," you need to provide a detailed counter-message with new information—and get your audience to help develop a new narrative.
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DAAP grad puts 'design doing' into action with new sports lighting systemOn May 24, 1935, Cincinnati's Crosley Field illuminated for professional baseball's first night game. University of Cincinnati alum Earl Payne, Eng. '26, helped design that revolutionary lighting system—along with the original lighting layout for UC's Nippert Stadium.
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The Strange Confusion of Top of the Lake: China Girl Strange things can happen when television shows move from one locale to another. The languid moodiness of True Detective ’s first season, mired in the mystic culture and history of rural Louisiana, looked more like lumpy, peyote-swigging fan fiction when the show was rebooted in exurban California a year later. Even a simple production change can make a difference: The X-Files , transplanted from
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A Colossal ‘Fatberg’ Clogging London's Sewer Is Ten Times Bigger Than the Last One Image: Thames Water A so-called “fatberg”—a tightly congealed mass of fat, wet wipes, diapers, and condoms—is blocking a section of London’s Victorian-era sewage network. It could take weeks for utility crews to remove the horrific mass, which, if not removed, could cause raw sewage to spill onto London’s streets. Such are the perils of maintaining an aging sewage system. This awful mess formed i
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Residents return to storm-ravaged Florida KeysResidents of the Florida Keys began trickling back Tuesday to the tourist haven delivered a crushing blow by Hurricane Irma, as officials warned that at least a quarter of homes on the island chain have been destroyed.
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The Latest: Analysts notes potential for iPhone X featuresThe Latest on the Apple event at its headquarters in California (all times local):
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Innovations in Primary Care: Interdisciplinary opioid treatment and a massive open online course to prevent fallsInnovations in Primary Care are brief one-page articles that describe novel innovations from health care's front lines.
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Global Fingerprints of Sea Level Rise Revealed by SatellitesGeological processes send more meltwater from glaciers and ice sheets to Earth's mid-latitudes -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Statistics reveals new, more precise insight into upward mobility between generationsAs political rhetoric containing promises of education, social opportunities and other development for disadvantaged people continues to fill the airwaves, economics researchers have developed state-of-the-art statistical methods that uncover the impact of different aspects of upward mobility (or lack thereof), aside from parental income. The new research, titled "Status Traps," appears in a recen
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Microscope invented at marine biological laboratory illuminates chromosomal 'dark matter'Using a microscope invented at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), a collaborative team of biologists, instrument developers, and computational scientists has for the first time measured the density of a relatively inscrutable, highly condensed form of chromosomal material that appears in the cells of human beings and other eukaryotes. MBL scientists Michael Shribak (the microscope's inventor)
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To Improve smartphone privacy, control access to third-party librariesSmartphone apps that share users' locations, contacts and other sensitive information with third parties often do so through a relative handful of services called third-party libraries, suggesting a new strategy for protecting privacy, Carnegie Mellon University researchers say.
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Researchers just figured out how to get robots to join forces Technology We're so close to the megazord of our dreams. Swarm robots are more flexible, more nimble and more resilient—but not so easy to program.
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Air pollution changes what bugs colonise our airwaysHigher levels of pollutants in the air correlate with reduced diversity of bacteria in our nose, hinting at a possible mechanism for why pollution causes disease
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Does new DNA evidence prove that there were female viking warlords?A viking grave in the Swedish town of Birka has been found to contain a woman’s bones. How many more warriors’ remains have been incorrectly presumed male? A well-furnished warrior grave in the Viking age town of Birka, Sweden, has been found to contain female bones . So, a female Viking warrior. And not just any warrior, but a senior one: she was buried alongside a sword, an axe, a spear, armour-
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Primary care practices use 4 complementary methods to identify high-risk patientsRisk stratified care management -- assigning a patient to a risk category on which care is based -- is increasingly viewed as a way to improve care and reduce costs. This research appears in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine.
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Forest regeneration experiment of 30 years yields resultsA spruce forest regeneration experiment in Interior Alaska that spanned nearly 30 years demonstrates which forest management practices produce the best results. It looked at different combinations of ground treatments to reduce competition from other vegetation and of regeneration methods, such as planting spruce seedlings and broadcast seeding. The results show the environmental and management si
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Agriculture and health sectors collaborate to address population healthIn at least 18 states around the United States, academic health science centers are partnering with cooperative extension systems to better address population health. This research appears in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine.
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Individuals with developmental disabilities experience health care disparitiesThis research was published in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine.
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Researchers identify critical molecular link between inflammation and diabetesA new study has uncovered how inflammation contributes to a key feature of diabetes, the body's inability to metabolize glucose, a condition known as insulin resistance.
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Adults with intellectual disabilities are at high risk of preventable emergency admissionsThis research was published in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine.
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Blame often attributed to others in patient safety incident reportsThis research is published in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine.
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Affordable Care Act expands health coverage to more patients, although differences remainThis research appears in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine.
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Microscope invented at Marine Biological Laboratory illuminates chromosomal 'dark matter'Using a microscope invented at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), a collaborative team of biologists, instrument developers, and computational scientists has for the first time measured the density of a relatively inscrutable, highly condensed form of chromosomal material (heterochromatin) that appears in the cells of human beings and other eukaryotes. MBL scientists Michael Shribak (the micr
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Do cancer and its treatment affect later pregnancy outcomes?An International Journal of Cancer study found that female survivors of certain types of cancer have higher risks of poor outcomes in pregnancies conceived after diagnosis than women without cancer.
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Cancer patients receive less support to quit smoking than patients with heart diseaseThis research appears in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine.
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Scribes improve physician satisfaction with no negative effects on patient satisfactionThis research appears in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine.
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Doctors spend half of workday in the electronic health recordThe full text article appears in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine
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Debunking study suggests ways to counter misinformation and correct 'fake news'A meta-analysis of laboratory debunking studies examines the factors underlying effective messages to counter misinformation in news and correct "fake news." The study finds that detailed debunking messages are more effective than simply labeling information as wrong, and that debunking is more effective when an audience can be engaged in developing a counterargument.
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Army scientists discover power in urineScientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory observed an unexpected result when combining urine with a newly engineered nano-powder based on aluminum. It instantly releases hydrogen from the urine at much higher rate than with ordinary water.
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Star Wars: Episode IX has a new director and co-writer, and it’s JJ Abrams Enlarge / Is this shot from Episode VII or freshly taken for Episode IX ? Either way—JJ is back , baby. (credit: Lucasfilm) One week after firing Colin Trevorrow as the director of Star Wars: Episode IX , Lucasfilm has emerged with a big-name replacement: JJ Abrams. You may have heard of him. He created a little show called Alias . Oh, and then went on to work on roughly 4,000 major pop-culture t
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Keeping NASA's James Webb Space Telescope in the darkThis bunny-suited technician is performing the important task of ensuring no unwanted infrared light interferes with the optical testing of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope inside of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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NASA finds some strength in new eastern Pacific tropical depressionNASA's Aqua satellite measured cloud top temperatures in newly formed Tropical Depression 15E in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and found some strong storms. Tropical Depression 15E developed around 5 p.m. EDT on Sept. 11 and is not a threat to land areas.
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NASA finds a tail on Typhoon TalimNASA satellite imagery showed what looks like a large tail on Typhoon Talim as it moved through the Philippine Sea.
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Researchers discover how hibernating ribosomes wake upIn research published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Mee-Ngan F. Yap, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Saint Louis University, has uncovered the way a bacterial ribosome moves from an inactive to an active form, and how that "wake up call" is key to its survival.
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Drunken noodles or Pad Kee Mao? Language matters on ethnic menusEthnic restaurants like to brag about how "authentic" they are.
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Historic legacies affect climate change survival in CaribbeanThe legacies of empire have increased the vulnerability of Caribbean states to climate change, according to University of Warwick expert Dr Leon Sealey-Huggins.
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Irma's heavy rainfall measured by NASA's IMERGNASA calculated the rainfall left in the wake of now post-tropical cyclone Irma as it moved through the Caribbean Sea to landfall in Florida and then captured a night-time look at the storm as it moved over Georgia.
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Storming the cellular barricades to fight fungiYale scientists have developed a new class of small molecules that attack fungal infections by clinging to the cell wall of harmful fungi and recruiting a swarm of antibodies to join the fight.
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Why Has Our Sun Been Freaking Out So Much Lately? GIF The solar flare as seen by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory on September 10, 2017. (Image: NASA/SDO/Goddard) Since early last week, the Sun has belched out a steady stream of solar flares, including the most powerful burst recorded in the star’s current 11-year cycle. It sounds very alarming, but scientists say this is simply what stars do every now and then, and that there’s nothing to be c
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NTSB: Tesla’s Autopilot UX a “major role” in fatal Model S crash [Updated] Enlarge / The Tesla Model S following its recovery last year from the crash scene near Williston, Florida. (credit: National Transportation Safety Board ) On Tuesday the National Transportation Safety Board met to discuss 2016's fatal Tesla Model S crash in Florida. NTSB did not have any major new findings beyond those we reported in June , nor did its findings differ from a National Traffic High
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New technique lets doctors predict disease severityAn international team of researchers has found a way to diagnose disease and predict patient outcomes simply by measuring unbelievably small changes in interactions between molecules inside the body. The simple new technique could offer vastly superior predictions of disease severity in a huge range of conditions with a genetic component, such as Alzheimer's, autism, cancer, cardiovascular disease
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Tomatoes' crystal ball reveals evolutionary secretsMichigan State University's Robert Last studies tomatoes. Specifically, he researches their hair, or trichomes.
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Video: Why do phone batteries sometimes explode?Lithium-ion batteries have become a ubiquitous part of the digital revolution, but not without a serious setback.
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LSUHealthNO Research discovers potential new Rx target for colon cancerGenetic research conducted at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine and Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center demonstrated for the first time that a novel protein can cause normal cells in the lining of the colon to become malignant, grow and spread, as well as take on the characteristics of stem cells.
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To Improve smartphone privacy, control access to third-party librariesSmartphone apps that share users' personal Information often do so through services called third-party libraries, suggesting a new strategy for protecting privacy. Carnegie Mellon University researchers say controlling access to these third-party libraries, which help app developers make money by targeting people with ads or compiling marketing profiles, promises to be an effective way of limiting
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TSRI study reveals new clues to how a successful HIV vaccine could workScientists at the Scripps Research Institute have made a discovery that could speed efforts to develop a successful HIV vaccine.
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Alzheimer's disease biomarker identified across test sitesA new study has demonstrated the potential to use a frequency distribution-based index of brain functional connectivity as a biomarker for detecting Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment.
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Medicine of the future: New microchip technology could be used to track 'smart pills'Chemical and electrical engineers team up to create a new breed of microdevices for medical diagnostics.
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Statistics reveals new, more precise insight into upward mobility between generationsAs political rhetoric containing promises of education, social opportunities and other development for disadvantaged people continues to fill the airwaves, economics researchers have developed state-of-the-art statistical methods that uncover the impact of different aspects of upward mobility (or lack thereof), aside from parental income. The new research, titled 'Status Traps,' appears in a recen
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Cost-effective imaging can determine patients' OSA risk and severityResearchers from the Center for Sleep & Circadian Neurobiology aimed to reproducibly quantify pharyngeal structures by using digital morphometrics based on a laser ruler, and to assess differences between subjects with OSA and control subjects and associations with apnea-hypopnea index.
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Queens control worker reproduction without castration in stingless bee speciesStudy contradicts the view that worker bees are forcibly castrated by the queen among the 600-odd species of stingless bees widely distributed in tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
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'Superbug' bacteria gang up on us, fueled by antibiotic use, nursing home study suggestsWhat's worse than getting exposed to a kind of bacteria that modern antibiotics can't kill? Getting exposed to more than one -- because they may work together to cause an infection, new research suggests. And trying different antibiotics to control one such 'superbug' may only encourage others. The researchers say it's time to think about such bacteria as members of an antibiotic-resistant ecosyst
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'Missing link' explains how viruses trigger immunityA discovery by Melbourne researchers has solved a longstanding mystery of how viruses trigger protective immunity within our body.The research team demonstrated a protein called SIDT2 was crucial for cells to detect viral components in their environment, and initiate an immune response to reduce the virus' spread.
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In mice, calorie restriction reduces fat but increases furCalorie restriction may help mice stay slim and live longer, but it also means less fat to keep their bodies warm. Researchers in Brazil have found that mouse skin responds to caloric restriction by stimulating fur growth, increasing blood flow, and altering cell metabolism to increase energy efficiency. The study, published Sept. 12 in Cell Reports, reveals that animals may use this as an evoluti
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Hospice care is short and may start later than neededOlder adults are admitted to hospice for short duration despite experiencing symptoms months prior to the end of life, according to a Yale-led study. The finding highlights the need for earlier hospice admission or other strategies to address increasing symptoms and disability at the end of life, the researchers said.
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NASA satellites find wind shear affecting Hurricane JoseVertical wind shear is weakening Hurricane Jose as it makes a cyclonic loop in the western Atlantic Ocean. NASA's Aqua satellite provided an image of Jose that shows the hurricane had become asymmetrical because winds were pushing the clouds away from the center of circulation and the GPM Satellite saw the strongest rainfall in Jose southeast of the center.
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Asia's Pollution Is Miles Above the U.S.--Could It Cool Earth?Scientists are examining whether tiny particles drifting over the U.S. from Asia are shading North America -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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E. Coli as High as 135 Times the Safe Limit Discovered in Houston Homes as Residents Return After Harvey Photo: Getty Waste treatment plants across Houston were breached during the heavy rains from Hurricane Harvey. Now, Houston residents are returning home to what remains even after the floodwater recedes: e. Coli, lead, arsenic, and sewage sediment containing dangerous bacteria. According to a report out Tuesday , the New York Times funded lab analysis and sample collection with a team of environm
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Vilde tigere skal tilbage til Kazakhstan efter 70 år udryddelseHvis projektet er succesfuldt, vil Kazakhstan være det første land til at genindføre tigeren efter udryddelse.
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Data Analysis Exonerates Rotten Tomatoes for Hollywood's Failures Image Source: Rotten Tomatoes Last week, the New York Times published an article about Hollywood studio executives blaming the influence of Rotten Tomatoes for its failures at the box office. This seemed silly , and it was practically an admission that the movies these execs are making suck. Well, now we have data that shows the critical consensus on movies is not killing profits. Yves Bergquist
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Why do phone batteries sometimes explode? (video)Lithium-ion batteries have become a ubiquitous part of the digital revolution, but not without a serious setback. They keep spontaneously exploding, and consumers are getting sick of it. So, what's the underlying issue, and how can science address it? Learn about the chemistry of battery fires in this new video from Reactions: https://youtu.be/pY-kzHn9kvo
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ACP submits recommendations on 2018 Physician Fee Schedule proposalACP today provided more than a dozen recommendations on the proposed rule for the calendar year 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). ACP's recommendations encourage CMS to further align the various Medicare reporting programs and continue the Agency's goals to reduce the administrative burdens physicians face on a daily basis -- allowing phy
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How does the age of our political leaders affect our opinions of older adults?There is a common perception that older adults as a group have lower social status than middle-aged adults. Researchers found there is the potential to change these opinions. A study in 60 countries showed that individuals in countries with older political leaders have more positive perceptions of older adults' social status. This is one of the first studies to examine how exposure to public figur
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NASA finds some strength in new eastern Pacific tropical depressionNASA's Aqua satellite measured cloud top temperatures in newly formed Tropical Depression 15E in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and found some strong storms. Tropical Depression 15E developed around 5 p.m. EDT on Sept. 11 and is not a threat to land areas.
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NASA satellites find wind shear affecting Hurricane JoseVertical wind shear is weakening Hurricane Jose as it makes a cyclonic loop in the western Atlantic Ocean. NASA's Aqua satellite provided an image of Jose that shows the hurricane had become asymmetrical because winds were pushing the clouds away from the center of circulation and the GPM Satellite saw the strongest rainfall in Jose southeast of the center.
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NASA finds a tail on Typhoon TalimNASA satellite imagery showed what looks like a large tail on Typhoon Talim as it moved through the Philippine Sea.
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Relapse rare in young men after antireflux surgerySurgery for severe heartburn has become less common after the turn of the millennium, due in part to the fear of relapse. Instead, most patients are treated with drugs that reduce the acidity of the stomach. However, a new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the distinguished journal JAMA shows that the risk of complications and relapse is not as high as feared, especially not
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Irma's heavy rainfall measured by NASA's IMERGNASA calculated the rainfall left in the wake of now post-tropical cyclone Irma as it moved through the Caribbean Sea to landfall in Florida and then captured a night-time look at the storm as it moved over Georgia.
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Real face of mummified warrior revealed at British Museum Scythian man’s head goes on display along with scan showing his features, including moustache, pierced ear and long scar The real face concealed by a clay mask on the mummified head of a Scythian warrior has been revealed for the first time in almost 2,000 years. The head is on display in an exhibition opening at the British Museum this week along with the scan, made in a St Petersburg hospital,
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Could acupuncture ease trouble swallowing? New research suggests that acupuncture may help patients suffering from certain esophageal disorders that make swallowing difficult. “There is just so much about acupuncture and Chinese medicine that we do not understand…” During his fellowship training in Hong Kong, Marco Patti, recalls seeing an operation performed not under general anesthesia, but using acupuncture. The effect he says was simi
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Tuesday's Top Deals: Cuisinart Cookware, 4K Roku TV, Wireless Headphones, and more Cuisinart Cookware , 4k Roku TV , and wireless headphones kick off Tuesday’s top deals. Top Tech Deals TCL 55" 4K Roku TV , $400 Update 9/12 - This is available again , if you missed it last time. It’s listed with a 1-2 month backorder, but in my experience, Amazon tends to underpromise on those. Advertisement Sometimes, I’m still amazed that you can get a 55" TV for $400 , let alone on
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New survey of older Hispanics reveals many face language and cultural barriers to careLess than a quarter of Hispanics age 40 and older are confident that local home health aides, assisted living communities, or nursing homes can accommodate their cultural needs, according to a new survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The study reveals that 49 percent of older Hispanics have already faced language or cultural barriers as they navigate the health
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SLU researcher discovers how hibernating ribosomes wake upSaint Louis University scientist Mee-Ngan F. Yap, Ph.D., has uncovered the way a bacterial ribosome moves from an inactive to an active form, and how that 'wake up call' is key to its survival.
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Breaking down barriers to accessing PrEP for men who have sex with menA new study has shown that barriers preventing men who have sex with men (MSM) from establishing nonjudgmental relationships with primary care providers may limit access to preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection.
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Tomatoes' crystal ball reveals evolutionary secretsFor this study, Rob Last focused on a single type of molecule in trichomes - acylsugars. The secrets Last and a team of MSU scientists found from studying these specialized metabolites open an evolutionary window for the emerging field of plant defense metabolism, insights that could lead to engineering advances for better pest resistance and human medicine.
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Doctors can now predict the severity of your disease by measuring moleculesThe simple new technique could offer vastly superior predictions of disease severity in a huge range of conditions with a genetic component, including Alzheimer's, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, schizophrenia and depression.
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Storming the cellular barricades to fight fungiYale scientists have developed a new class of small molecules that attack fungal infections by clinging to the cell wall of harmful fungi and recruiting a swarm of antibodies to join the fight.
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Keeping NASA's James Webb Space Telescope in the darkThis bunny-suited technician is performing the important task of ensuring no unwanted infrared light interferes with the optical testing of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope inside of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
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Mangel på kontrol gør energispareordning til tag selv-bordLempelige regler og nul tilsyn tilskynder ikke energiselskaberne til at gøre energibesparelser billige, påpeger Rigsrevisionen. Ordningen er mere til for selskaberne end for forbrugerne, siger forsker.
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Tysk bilgigant hælder 150 milliarder i elbilerMen Volkswagen, der er verdens største bilproducent, slukker ikke for forbrændingsmotoren endnu.
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Langt færre danskere med diabetes i 2030 end hidtil antaget Forskere har forsøgt at genskabe og opdatere Det Nationale Diabetesregister, og resultatet er opløftende.
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Alkohol har ingen inkretineffekt Et nyt forsøg har forsøgt at isolere tarmens betydning for kroppens insulin-respons på indtagelse af alkohol.
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Hverken fedtlever eller diabetes påvirker optaget af Metformin i leveren For første gang er det blevet undersøgt, hvordan metformin optages i leveren hos patienter med diabetes og fedtlever.
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Ingen gevinst ved at kombinere GLP-1 med GIPGLP-1 kombineret med GIP giver ikke en bedre effekt på fødeindtag end GLP-1 alene, viser nyt studie.
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Score skal hjælpe til at finde egnede personer til fedmeoperation En ny metode til at analysere subkutant fedt på kan måske hjælpe læger med at identificere de patienter, som vil have mest og mindst gavn af en fedmeoperation.
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Aspirin kan beskytte diabetespatienter mod slagtilfældeNyt studie viser, at personer med type 2-diabetes kan have gavn af at tage aspiriner to gang om dagen for at modvirke risikoen for at få hjerteanfald og slagtilfælde.
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Genetisk variation kan forklare type 1 sent i livetSpecifikke genetiske varianter kan forklare, hvorfor mennesker udvikler type 1-diabetes på forskellige tidspunkter i livet, viser ny forskning.
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Transkønnede diabetikere er ofte dårligt reguleretDet er ofte forbundet med flere forskellige diabetes-risikofaktorer at være transkønnet diabetespatient, og det kan og bør justeres med korrekt behandling. Det viser et nyt, amerikansk studie.
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It's Official: J.J. Abrams Will Write and Direct Star Wars: Episode IX Image: Lucasfilm The replacement for Colin Trevorrow has been found—and it’s a familiar face to Star Wars fans. Lucasfilm and Disney have confirmed that Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams will return to the franchise to both write and direct the final chapter of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. The news was confirmed this morning in a brief statement released on the official Star Wars website , with
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Hurricane Harvey Before and After: Satellite Images Show Storm's DestructionHere are some before-and-after satellite images of Texas that show the devastation caused by Harvey.
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US expected to update self-driving car guidelinesThe Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled updated safety guidelines for self-driving cars in an attempt to clear barriers for automakers and tech companies wanting to get test vehicles on the road.
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Drunken noodles or Pad Kee Mao? Language matters on ethnic menusEthnic restaurants like to brag about how 'authentic' they are. But when it comes to the language on their menus, a new study suggests authenticity may not be a hit with some customers. Researchers found that people who were averse to uncertainty and ambiguity reacted more negatively to a restaurant menu that labeled foods with their authentic-language name (such as Pad Kee Mao) rather than the En
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Historic legacies affect climate change survival in CaribbeanIn a new paper published this week, Dr Sealey-Huggins finds that discussion of climate change has failed to pay enough attention to the social, political and historic factors which increase the vulnerability of Caribbean societies, and calls for a new approach focused on understanding and addressing these historic inequalities.
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Magnetic cellular 'Legos' for the regenerative medicine of the futureBy incorporating magnetic nanoparticles in cells and developing a system using miniaturized magnets, researchers have succeeded in creating cellular magnetic 'Legos.' They were able to aggregate cells using only magnets and without an external supporting matrix, with the cells then forming a tissue that can be deformed at will.
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Physicists propose new way to stabilize next-generation fusion plasmasRecent experiments conducted on the DIII-D National Fusion Facility suggest that up to 40 percent of high-energy particles are lost during tokamak fusion reactions because of Alfvén waves.
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Menopausal hormone therapy not associated with mortality or deaths from CVDIn the overall study of women ages 50-79, researchers found no increase or decrease in total mortality or deaths from cardiovascular disease, cancer or other major illnesses in the randomized hormone therapy trials.
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Laparoscopic antireflux surgery associated with high rate of recurrence of GERDAmong patients who underwent laparoscopic antireflux surgery, about 18 percent experienced recurrent gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) requiring long-term medication use or secondary antireflux surgery, according to a study published by JAMA.
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Long-term follow-up finds no increased overall risk of death with menopausal hormone therapyAmong postmenopausal women in the Women's Health Initiative trials, use of hormone therapy for five to seven years was not associated with risk of all-cause, cardiovascular or cancer death over 18 years of follow-up, according to a study published by JAMA.
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Bluetooth Security Flaws Impacting 'Billions of Devices' Come With Some Serious Caveats Photo: AP Leaving your phone or computer’s Bluetooth on all the time has never been a good idea, but now researchers at the cybersecurity firm Armis are claiming to have discovered a series of vulnerabilities that allow them to silently hack devices over Bluetooth. However, the claims come with some serious caveats—iPhones running the most recent OS and Windows phones aren’t affected, Google is r
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We know shockingly little about the effects of drinking during pregnancy Health Even obstetricians are deeply divided. Despite the total lack of evidence, 66 percent of obstetricians say that there's no safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy. That’s a problem.
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Physicists propose new way to stabilize next-generation fusion plasmasA key issue for next-generation fusion reactors is the possible impact of many unstable Alfvén eigenmodes, wave-like disturbances produced by the fusion reactions that ripple through the plasma in doughnut-shaped fusion facilities called "tokamaks." Deuterium and tritium fuel react when heated to temperatures near 100 million degrees Celsius, producing high-energy helium ions called alpha particle
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Comcast raises sports and TV fees again, says it’s about “transparency” (credit: Alyson Hurt ) Comcast TV customers in Oregon will soon have to pay $14.50 each month for the controversial "Broadcast TV" and "Regional Sports Network" fees. Currently, the two fees combined cost customers $11 a month but will rise by $3.50 starting October 1, The Oregonian reported yesterday . Comcast is also raising its modem rental fee from $10 to $11 a month, the article said. These
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There's more to life than being happy | Emily Esfahani SmithOur culture is obsessed with happiness, but what if there's a more fulfilling path? Happiness comes and goes, says writer Emily Esfahani Smith, but having meaning in life -- serving something beyond yourself and developing the best within you -- gives you something to hold onto. Learn more about the difference between being happy and having meaning as Esfahani Smith offers four pillars of a meanin
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Three astronauts set for ISS blast-offTwo US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut were set to blast off for the International Space Station Tuesday in a late-night launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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Mr. Know-It-All: Should I Feel Guilty For Watching Pirated TV?Lots of people do it, but does that mean they shouldn't feel bad about it?
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How to Stop the Next Equifax-Style Megabreach—Or At Least Slow It DownThe Equifax breach wasn't the first mega-breach. But there are some steps that could help make it the last.
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A stroke took away this neuroscientist's sense of past and future Science Jill Bolte Taylor recalls all the things she forgot. "I learned to work with time: I had a watch, and I understood the concept. But my experience remained very much in the present moment."…
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Breeding cannabis for the ‘high’ cuts this protective chemical A nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis called cannabidiol, or CBD, appears to protect against the long-term negative psychiatric effects of THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. Other research has shown that long-term use of cannabis increases adolescent drug users’ risk for certain psychiatric and neurological disorders, such as schizophrenia. The risk to teens is greater than ev
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In these bot hookups, the machines meld their mindsA new type of robot can team up with its fellows to form a single-minded machine.
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Churches, places of reference, integration and socialization for the immigrant populationA research carried out by the UPV/EHU's Department of Sociology II analyses the role of religion and church leaders in the everyday life of African migrants. Besides being places of worship, the church offers a space for cultural accommodation and socialization, and pastors, as great references for migrant worshippers, help the community in the negotiation of values from the place of origin and th
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Western researchers reverse the negative effects of adolescent marijuana useResearchers at Western University have identified a specific mechanism in the prefrontal cortex for some of the negative mental health risks associated with adolescent marijuana use. By demonstrating that adolescent THC exposure modulates the activity of a neurotransmitter called GABA in the prefrontal cortex region of the brain, they were also able to identify a mechanism to reverse those risks.
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Selvfølgelig skal robotter gå på to benAmerikansk robotfirma har gjort det indlysende, at robotter hverken skal køre på hjul eller bælter – de skal gå på to ben. Ny video viser, hvor følsomt det kan lade sige gøre.
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Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Has Set a New Bar for Tech CEO Weirdness GIF This is a golden era for rich nerds who make people uncomfortable. Remember Tesla CEO Elon Musk posing with maracas next to a mariachi band? Remember sentient ball of pizza dough Mark Zuckerberg doing his best normal guy impression ? Okay now forget those guys because Jack Ma set the new high watermark for inscrutable technocrat behavior at this year’s Alibaba Annual Party in Hangzhou . The f
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The Atlantic’s October Issue—“The Trump Presidency: A Damage Report” Washington, D.C. (September 12, 2017)—Eight months into the Trump presidency, how much damage has been done? The Atlantic devotes its October issue cover to a powerful assessment of how this norm-breaking presidential tenure has so far affected America in " The Trump Presidency : A Damage Report ." Eliot Cohen examines the sudden decline of a superpower and the prognosis for America’s global stan
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AI -- Engineering: merging, morphing, mobile robotsResearchers at the Université libre de Bruxelles have developed self-reconfiguring modular robots that can merge, split and even self-heal while retaining full sensorimotor control. The work may take us closer to producing robots that can autonomously change their size, shape and function.
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Earthquake faults may have played key role in shaping the culture of ancient GreeceThe Ancient Greeks may have built sacred sites deliberately on land affected by previous earthquake activity, according to a new study by BBC presenter Iain Stewart MBE, Professor of Geoscience Communication at the University of Plymouth.
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Gazing into the flames of ionic windsNew 3-D visualizations that reveal how flames respond to electric fields could help improve combustion efficiency and reduce pollution.
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Planters selvforsvar skal bekæmpe udbredt svampPlanter bliver ofte angrebet af fremmede organismer, og kampen ender sjældent godt for planterne. Nu har danske forskere imidlertid fundet en metode til at lade plantecellerne selv nedkæmpe meldugsvampen.
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Quanta Magazine
Mathematicians Measure Infinities and Find They’re Equal In a breakthrough that disproves decades of conventional wisdom, two mathematicians have shown that two different variants of infinity are actually the same size. The advance touches on one of the most famous and intractable problems in mathematics: whether there exist infinities between the infinite size of the natural numbers and the larger infinite size of the real numbers. The problem was fir
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Researchers Discover 'Atlantis' For Octopuses Off Australian Coast Image: Peter Godfrey-Smith Since hermit crabs are actually extremely social , octopuses typically earn the reputation as the true hermits of the ocean. These highly intelligent recluses that seem prefer a lonely life in the wild, or if they’re in an aquarium, one in which they can cleverly, constantly toy with their human captors. But new research suggests octopuses may enjoy each others’ company
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Popular Science
WATCH: How big was Hurricane Irma when it hit Florida? Environment How Hurricane Irma measures compared to the size of Pluto, a literal space mountain, every state in America, and Hurricane Katrina. How Hurricane Irma measures compared to the size of Pluto, a literal space mountain, every state in America, and Hurricane Katrina.
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Dagens Medicin
ESMO bød på flere store nyheder inden for immunterapi Udviklingen inden for immunterapibehandlinger går hurtigt, og Inge Marie Svane glæder sig over flere gode nyheder på området på den netop afsluttede ESMO-kongres.
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New Test Can Detect Traces of Horse Meat in Your Beef Image: Tiia Monto /Flickr As a species, we have largely categorized animals as Too Cute To Eat, Too Weird To Eat, or Meat. I do not understand these rules, because I think bugs , normally in the Too Weird category, and rabbit, normally in the Too Cute category, taste very good, while chickens (“Meat”) are terrifying salmonella dinosaurs. However, it is understandable to get mad when you are serve
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Qualcomm Tries to Look Cool Ahead of Apple Day and Fails Image: Gizmodo Unless they’re trying to intentionally bury some news, most tech companies know by now to get out of the way whenever Apple hosts an event . However, it seems Qualcomm was feeling a little lonely and maybe a bit unloved, so it decided to go ahead and publish a blog post listing all sorts of “Android firsts” today, which we can only guess was an effort to remind people that Qualcomm
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The Atlantic
What Hillary Clinton Says She Learned From Her Defeat A cash payment to guarantee a basic income for every American. A nationwide “carbon-dividend program” to tax fossil fuels and redirect the revenue to citizens. Taxing an individual’s net worth instead of their annual income as a way to reduce income inequality. Hillary Clinton considered proposing each of these transformative ideas during her ill-fated presidential campaign last year, she writes
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New statistical approach for environmental measurements lets the data determine how to model extreme eventsModeling environmental data, such as regional wind speed or temperature, is a complicated business. To model data statistically requires significant assumptions about its behavior over time and space—yet arriving at those assumptions requires an understanding of the data that can generally only be obtained by modeling. It's a catch-22 that presents a major obstacle to progress in large-scale envir
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Futurity.org
Ebola RNA lingers in semen longer than expected Ebola virus RNA can persist in the semen of survivors more than two years after the onset of infection, a new study finds. Further, in some cases, researchers also detected Ebola virus RNA in the semen of men who had previously had a negative test. The findings suggest that the 2016 World Health Organization guidelines relating to the sexual transmission of Ebola may need revision. “…evidence of
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Apple's new iPhone will probably cost more than a MacBook AirIs a phone worth a mortgage payment? That's what consumers may be asking themselves when Apple unveils its newest iPhone on Tuesday.
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Get a Harmony Remote and Alexa-Powered Hub For $70, Or $19 Less Than the Hub By Itself Logitech Harmony Smart Control , $70 $70 for a Logitech Harmony remote is a great deal on its face, but the real reason to buy this model is the included Harmony Home Hub. The Hub allows you to use your iPhone, Android device, or even an Amazon Echo to control everything a Harmony remote can (which is basically any piece of home theater gear you can think of). So even when you inevitably lose the
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Gizmodo
Metroid: Samus Returns: The Kotaku Review There was a time, so many years ago now, when it felt like we had too much Metroid . The simultaneous launch of Prime and Fusion in 2002, followed up with another one-two volley of Metroid s two years later. “Slow down!” we cried. “We can’t keep up with all this Metroid! ” Time makes fools of us all. Since 2010's Metroid: Other M on Wii (which, cards on the table, I enjoyed ), we’ve had not a
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Letting the data speak for itselfA new statistical approach for environmental measurements lets the data determine how to model extreme events.
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UMass Amherst study suggests father's environmental exposure affects sperm epigeneticsThe authors believe theirs is among the first human studies to investigate the influence of phthalate exposure on sperm epigenetics, embryo development and whether DNA methylation in sperm cells may be a path by which a father's environmental exposure influences these endpoints. DNA methylation, one mechanism of epigenetics, is a chemical tag on DNA that does not change the gene sequence but is in
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Researchers identify potential biomarkers of age-related macular degenerationPatients with any stage of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) carry signs of the disease in their blood that may be found through special laboratory tests, according to a new study led by AMD researchers based at Massachusetts Eye and Ear.
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Household environment -- not genetics -- shapes salivary microbesResearchers in the United Kingdom have discovered that the mix of microorganisms that inhabit a person's saliva are largely determined by the human host's household. The study, published this week in mBio®, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, shows that early environmental influences play a far larger role than human genetics in shaping the salivary microbiome--the gro
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Quarter of houses in Florida Keys destroyed: US officialIrma destroyed a quarter of the houses in the Florida Keys, where it first made landfall in the United States as a Category Four hurricane, the US emergency response chief said Tuesday.
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Carbon cycling in forest soils research presentedJust as individual humans have different microbial communities in their guts, the microbial communities living in soils vary from site to site as well. Recent research compared the decomposition rates of wood stakes over eight sites to gain an understanding of soil microbes in forests. The activity of soil microbes can also tell a story of the value of carbon storage in soil.
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Hurricane Irma: Florida's Overdevelopment Has Created a Ticking Time BombDisaster risk expert says intense population growth and urban coastal development have created a huge danger -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Caribbean Storms 2017Analyze satellite images of areas stricken by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Jose to help rescue workers pinpoint places needing assistance. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Futurity.org
What dinosaur and bird skulls tell us about brains Changes in the brain’s development and the shape of bones in the skull are linked, new research into the dinosaur-to-bird transition suggests. The dramatic transition that occurred in reptiles millions of years ago was accompanied by profound changes in the skull roof of those animals. According to a new study, the transition also holds important clues about the way the skull forms in response to
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Ars Technica
To curb outbreak, San Diego will power wash “fecally contaminated” city Enlarge / A little rinse won't do. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg ) San Diego California has turned to pressure washing its “ fecally contaminated ” downtown with bleach-spiked water every other week and installing dozens of hand washing stations to try to curb an aggressive outbreak of hepatitis A infections, the Associated Press reports . So far, 398 cases have been reported and confirmed in the ou
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Big Think
Atheists Are Nicer to Christians Than Christians Are to Atheists, Says New Study A new psychology study finds that Christians and atheists behave differently to members of their own groups. Read More
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'Destiny 2' Comes With a World to Support ItThe original game, for all its excellent moment to moment experiences, felt like it was largely a series of menus. 'Destiny 2' feels like a place.
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Dagens Medicin
Nyt middel tredobler progressionsfri overlevelse for patienter med lungekræftKræftlægemidlet durvalumab forbedrer den progressionsfrie overlevelse for patienter med lokal, fremskreden fase 3 lungekræft, der ikke kan fjernes ved en operation.
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Lægemiddel forlænger progressionsfri overlevelse Lægemidlet osimertinib forlænger den progressionsfrie overlevelse i patienter med EGFR-muteret lungekræft med 54 pct., viser nyt studie.
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Dagens Medicin
Patienter har svært ved at forstå kliniske studierProblemer med at forstå de begreber, som bruges i forbindelse med kliniske studier, kan være en medvirkende årsag til de globale problemer med at rekruttere deltagere til kliniske cancerstudier, antyder et nationalt irsk studie præsenteret på ESMO.
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Københavns Politi afviser anmeldelse i sag om dataindsamling Københavns Politi afviser at efterforske sag om Dansk Almenmedicinsk Databases ulovlige indsamling af sundhedsdata, og materialet i forbindelse med sagen er »bortkommet.«
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Dagens Medicin
Immunterapi virker for nogle patienter med lungehindekræftKombinationsimmunterapi som anden- og tredjebehandling mod lungehindekræft forlænger overlevelsen for patienter til mindst 15 måneder, viser nyt studie.
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Dagens Medicin
Her er den bedste andenbehandling af blærekræftNyt studie bekræfter, at patienter med blærekræft lever signifikant længere, hvis de bliver behandlet med checkpoint-hæmmeren pembrolizumab efter førstebehandling med kemoterapi.
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Dagens Medicin
Kemostråling er bedste behandling til livmoderhalskræftNyt studie bekræfter, at kombinationen af stråling og kemoterapi er den bedste behandling til lokal, fremskreden livmoderhalskræft.
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Dagens Medicin
200.000 patienter udelukket fra at få kræftmedicinMarkedsføringstilladelser og forskelle i refusionsordninger påvirker patienters adgang til kræftbehanding. I EU og Canada er flere end 200.000 kræftpatienter helt eller delvis hindret fra at få adgang til kræftmedicin, viser undersøgelse fremlagt på ESMO.
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Dagens Medicin
Kombination forlænger livet for patienter med blærekræftRamucirumab og docetaxel i en kombinationsbehandling forlænger den progressionsfrie overlevelse for patienter med blærekræft. Resultatet er ikke signifikant nok, mener forsker.
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Gizmodo
Thank God We Never Have to Hear About This Monkey Selfie Ever Again Image: David Slater (And Naruto) It seems the debate over the ownership of a monkey selfie has finally ended—a moment we never thought would come. The tale began in 2008, when photographer David Slater set up a camera with a remote trigger for a troop of Celebes crested macaques to play with—since the monkeys were nervous when he pulled out a camera for close-up shots. That was his story , but in
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Ars Technica
Russian-made Facebook page invited Americans to protest “upsurge of violence” Enlarge / This group claimed to be an American anti-immigrant group that tried to organize a "rally" in Twin Falls, Idaho, among other places. (credit: Facebook) In addition to creating fake Americans on Facebook as a way to generate anti-Clinton buzz online during the 2016 presidential campaign, it now appears that those accounts also organized and promoted real-world political protests using Fa
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Futurity.org
Time of attack makes parasitic infection worse Time of day has a big influence on the severity of a parasitic infection, research shows. Our body works differently at different times of the day following our internal clocks. Researchers have now established that these clocks also control parasitic infections. They believe this discovery could pave the way to new treatment and prevention strategies for parasitic infections. Nicolas Cermakian,
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Graphene based terahertz absorbersGraphene Flagship researches create a terahertz saturable absorber using printable graphene inks with an order of magnitude higher absorption modulation than other devices produced to date.
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Scientists use mismatch in telescopic data to get a handle on quasars and their 'tails'Scientists compared the data on the coordinates of quasars obtained by Gaia and VLBI and suggested a method for revealing structure indirectly by means of combining the data from existing telescopes. Moreover, the precision they've got is superior to what is possible with ordinary optical telescopes and even with Hubble.
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Physicists observe amplification of an optical signal within cubic nonlinear nanostructuresThe coherent amplification of a localized optical signal within a planar titanium nitride nanoantenna has been achieved by scientists of Kazan Federal University (under the leadership of Sergey Kharintsev) and physicists from Harvard University, Nazarbayev University, and Imperial College London. The results have been recently published in Nano Letters.
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Why high-fiber diets do not always lead to weight lossIn the era of personalized nutrition, there might be value in getting your stool tested and your gut bacteria counted before starting on a new diet. The results can be used to predict whether a particular diet will work for you. This follows a study in the International Journal of Obesity, published by Springer Nature, which shows that the increasingly popular fiber-rich 'New Nordic Diet' might no
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BBC News - Science & Environment
Man-of-war spotted along coast in Cornwall and WalesThe RNLI closed Perranporth beach to swimmers because of large numbers of jellyfish-like creatures.
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Scientific American Content: Global
Another Reason Top Managers Are Disproportionally White MenIn a discriminatory environment, those outside of power are punished for trying to help each other -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Atlantic
The National Weather Service's New Philosophy COLLEGE PARK, Md.—“I woke up Friday night with a dream that it had missed the peninsula,” said Bill Lapenta, the director of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction. We sat looking at a screen that showed Hurricane Irma’s long journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Another monitor showed a live satellite feed of the cyclone, the hurricane a splotch of rainbow data, its eye coming closer and
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Ars Technica
Is this BMW’s next electric car? Way back at the beginning of 2016, rumors were swirling that BMW planned to expand its i range of electric vehicles. The i6 would be a four-door coupé that offered more practicality than the i8 sports car or i3 city car. Then things went quiet as BMW geared up to celebrate its centenary . Now it looks like those rumors were correct, judging by the concept car the company brought to the Frankfurt
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Gizmodo
X Atencio, Disney Animator and Co-Writer of the Pirates of the Caribbean Theme Music, Dies at 98 Xavier “X” Atencio, Disney Imagineer and former animator who passed away this past weekend at the age of 98 (Disney) Xavier “X” Atencio had a remarkable career with the Walt Disney company, from his early days in the 1930s working on films like Pinocchio to his later days working on rides like Disneyland’s The Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean. But Atencio reached the end of the ride t
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KFU astronomers discovered an exoplanet together with Turkish and Japanese colleaguesIn the last 20 years several thousand exoplanets have been found orbiting solar-type stars, but only about a hundred around giant stars. Most of them are 10 to 20 times heavier than Jupiter, and only about 15 planets are close to Jupiter in mass. This is the first time in Russian astronomy when a planet was discovered with spectroscopic methods.
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Cancer drug stimulates tripolar mode of mitosisTaxanes inhibit cell division and make cancer cells sensitive to radiation therapy. A current study has investigated the underlying mechanisms of this action - and which biomarkers may be useful for predicting the success of therapy. The study, published in the journal Oncogene, was carried out within the framework of the Clinical Cooperation Group Personalized Radiotherapy in Head and Neck Cancer
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New tool for cell-free therapy based on artificial membrane vesiclesScientists at Kazan Federal University's Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology, led by Professor Albert Rizvanov, have shown that artificial membrane vesicles generated by cytochalasin B treatment of human cells retain angiogenic activity.
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Ornithologists at Yelabuga Institute share details of their latest workBird Protection and Monitoring Lab was established at the Yelabuga Institute in 2014. Its head is Rinur Bekmansurov, member of the Russian Bird Conservation Union, coordinator of the ringing of raptors at the Russian Raptor Research and Conservation Network, member of the Tatarstan Red Book Commission.
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Astronauts don't develop anemia during spaceflight, NASA study suggestsSpace flight anemia -- the reduction of circulating red blood cells during time spent in space -- is an established phenomenon, but it may not be a major concern during long-duration space missions, according to a study published in the open-access journal BMC Hematology.
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Modeling the impact of green eggs and hensThe whole food movement may be right; consumption of vegan and organic food can be the best choice for reducing environmental impacts, at least if you're a chicken.
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Ingeniøren
160.000 ton – Så meget CO2 kan Hærvejsmotorvejen udledeIfølge Vejdirektoratet kan den kommende Hærvejsmotorvej øge CO2-udslippet med op mod 160.000 ton årligt. Det svarer til over én procent af transportens CO2-udledning.
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Study sets new distance record for medical drone transportJohns Hopkins researchers have set a new delivery distance record for medical drones, successfully transporting human blood samples across 161 miles of Arizona desert. Throughout the three-hour flight, they report, the on-board payload system maintained temperature control, ensuring the samples were viable for laboratory analysis after landing.
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Researchers discover new, abundant enzyme that helps bacteria infect animalsResearchers have discovered a new class of enzymes in hundreds of bacterial species, including some that cause disease in humans and animals. The discovery provides new insights into how bacteria invade their hosts. The research appears this week in Nature Communications.
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Wallaby Milk Acts as a Placenta for BabiesGene-expression analysis suggests that marsupial placentas take two different forms -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Gizmodo
How to Watch Apple's Big iPhone X Announcement Today Image: National Archives and Records Administration/Wikimedia Commons, AP After months of leaks, rumors, and innuendo , the day has finally arrived. We’re finally going to get to see the inside of that new Apple theater that may, or may not, be a solar oven, boiling journalists in the sun. Also we’re going to get a bunch of iPhones, and possibly a new Apple Watch, and maybe even a new 4K Apple TV
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NYT > Science
Feature: What Could We Lose if a NASA Climate Mission Goes Dark?Researchers are racing to replace the pioneering Grace satellites, which are threatened by both dying batteries and Trump-era budget cuts.
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Best of ESMO 2017 CongressESMO 2017 was a truly global event with nearly 24,000 participants from 131 countries. The ten countries with the most delegates were the USA, France, Spain, UK, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, China, Japan, and Russia.
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Rapid climate changes across northern hemisphere in the earliest Middle PleistoceneBy studying climate changes that took place thousands of years ago, we can better understand the global climate system and predict the Earth's future climate. A multi-organization research team led by Professor Hyodo Masayuki (Research Center for Inland Seas, Kobe University) has discovered evidence of rapid climate changes on a millennial-to-centennial scale that occurred 780 to 760 thousand year
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Researchers discover new, abundant enzyme that helps bacteria infect animalsResearchers have discovered a new class of enzymes in hundreds of bacterial species, including some that cause disease in humans and animals. The discovery provides new insights into how bacteria invade their hosts. The research appears this week in Nature Communications.
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Best poster at ESMO 2017 shows positive trials twice as likely to be reported in lay pressRandomized controlled trials with positive results are twice as likely to be reported by the lay press as those with negative trials, according to results from the Best Poster in Public Health and Health Economics at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid. Trials on immunotherapy and targeted therapy were more commonly reported than those on chemotherapy.
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Modeling the impact of green eggs and hensNew research findings from UBC's Okanagan campus show that poultry given vegan organic chicken feed can help to produce eggs with a smaller environmental footprint than those fed non-organic feeds that contain animal by-products.
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Study sets new distance record for medical drone transportJohns Hopkins researchers have set a new delivery distance record for medical drones, successfully transporting human blood samples across 161 miles of Arizona desert. Throughout the three-hour flight, they report, the on-board payload system maintained temperature control, ensuring the samples were viable for laboratory analysis after landing.
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Ancient tree reveals cause of spike in Arctic temperatureA kauri tree trapped in a New Zealand swamp for 30,000 years may have overturned the idea that a slowdown in ocean currents in the North Atlantic may be entirely responsible for Dansgaard-Oeschger events and the characteristic bi-polar see-saw, which sees the Antarctica cool while the Arctic warms during glacial periods. The research reveals a mechanism that generates a 20,000 km long atmospheric
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Biding time could improve conservation outcomesStrategic delays in conservation efforts could be the key to protecting more species according to researchers at the University of Queensland.The new study found instead of spending project funds immediately, conservation organizations could use the right amount of delay to improve the benefits achieved from their funding by focusing first on investment, capacity building, or monitoring and resear
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New tool helps physicians assess usefulness of clinical guidelines for patient outcomesA new tool -- and eight-item checklist -- has been developed to help clinicians identify trustworthy, relevant, and useful practice guidelines. The related study and a corresponding editorial is published today in Annals of Family Medicine.
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Ars Technica
The no-sports streaming bundle is coming soon from Viacom, Discovery, and others (credit: Photograph by Aurich Lawson ) The countless number of TV streaming services continues to grow with the addition of a forthcoming bundle that leaves a big audience behind: sports lovers. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal , media companies including Viacom, Discovery, AMC Networks, A+E Networks, and Scripps Interactive are joining together to create a sports-free streaming
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Ars Technica
The Mercedes-AMG Project One is basically a road-legal F1 car Enlarge The car industry is currently going through a burst of exuberance that dwarfs even that of the early 1990s. You'd think sensitivities over pollution and climate change would have made the horsepower wars passé , but that doesn't appear to be the case. And when Dodge is selling a pony car with 840hp under the hood, you can see why those wanting to play at the very sharpest end of the marke
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Earthquake faults may have played key role in shaping the culture of ancient GreeceThe Ancient Greeks may have built sacred or treasured sites deliberately on land previously affected by earthquake activity, according to a new study by the University of Plymouth.
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Explosion in number of known life formsA remarkable effort from University of Queensland researchers has helped increase the number of known genomes by almost 10 per cent.
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In Persian Gulf, computer hacking now a cross-border fearFrom suspected Iranian cyberattacks on Saudi Arabia to leaked emails causing consternation among nominally allied Arab nations, state-sponsored hacks have become an increasing worry among countries across the Persian Gulf.
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Marsupial moms express placental genes in milkModern mothers, whether they be human or mouse, might be forgiven for envying marsupial mamas. Rather than enduring a long pregnancy and the birth of a relatively well-developed—and comparatively large—baby, kangaroos, wallabies and their ilk blithely pop out offspring after pregnancies measured in days rather than months.
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Dagens Medicin
Ny metode kan nedbryde resistente bakteriers forsvarDansk forskning viser, at ny metode kan åbne resistente bakterier for antibiotika.
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Gizmodo
Rian Johnson Confirms Another Cameo For Star Wars: The Last Jedi The first big villain DC’s Titans may have been revealed. Director Andy Muschietti teases some cool casting ideas for the It sequel. Idris Elba talks Dark Tower ’s future. Plus, behind-the-scenes on the Lego Ninjago Movie , a new Star Trek: Discovery clip, and Nicholas Hoult on having a bigger Beast role in X-Men: Dark Phoenix . To me, my spoilers! Star Wars: The Last Jedi At a recent fan event i
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Ars Technica
Billions of devices imperiled by new clickless Bluetooth attack Enlarge (credit: Ford Asia Pacific ) Over the past decade, Bluetooth has become almost the default way for billions of devices to exchange data over short distances, allowing PCs and tablets to transfer audio to speakers and phones to zap pictures to nearby computers. Now, researchers have devised an attack that uses the wireless technology to hack a wide range of devices, including those running
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Explosion in number of known life formsA remarkable effort from University of Queensland researchers has helped increase the number of known genomes by almost 10 percent.UQ School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences ARC Future Fellow Professor Gene Tyson said researchers obtained 7,280 bacterial and 623 archaeal genomes (genetic materials from microorganisms) from environmental samples.
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The Single Season of 'The Night Of' Is the Future of TVThe HBO series' showrunners used a creative challenge to make one of the most potent shows ever. Other shows should follow its lead.
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Freitag's New Roller Bag Inflates With a Bike PumpThe 22-gallon suitcase packs down to the size of a shoebox when it's empty.
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Ancient tree reveals cause of spike in Arctic temperatureA kauri tree preserved in a New Zealand peat swamp for 30,000 years has revealed a new mechanism that may explain how temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere spiked several degrees centigrade in just a few decades during the last global ice age.
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Converting waste toilet paper into electricityChemists at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Sustainable Chemistry research priority area, together with colleagues from the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development of Utrecht University, have published the first techno-economic analysis of converting waste toilet paper into electricity. In the journal Energy Technology, they propose a two-step process and calculate a cost per kWh compa
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Extreme wildfires in the US could lead to long-term lung damageThis year’s exceptional wildfire season could drag on until December, and the resulting air pollution poses a serious risk to people’s health
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Ars Technica
Nintendo likes money again, bringing back NES Classic Edition “next summer” Back in April, when Nintendo discontinued the hot ticket NES Classic Edition after just six months on the market, it prompted us to suggest in a headline that " Nintendo hates money ." Someone at Nintendo must have figured out that money is good, though, because Nintendo announced this morning that the $60 plug-and-play retro console will be coming back to retailers "next summer." Nintendo promis
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Can we fix traffic congestion?If your work commute is the worst part of your day, you'll be pleased to hear there are better ways.
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Graphene based terahertz absorbersGraphene Flagship researches from CNR-Istituto Nanoscienze, Italy and the University of Cambridge, UK have shown that it is possible to create a terahertz saturable absorber using graphene produced by liquid phase exfoliation and deposited by transfer coating and ink jet printing. The paper, published in Nature Communications, reports a terahertz saturable absorber with an order of magnitude highe
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Gazing into the flames of ionic windsNew 3-D visualizations that reveal how flames respond to electric fields could help improve combustion efficiency and reduce pollution.
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Zero-burning policy hurts small farmers – a flexible approach is neededTo tackle the ongoing disaster of fires and haze that harm human health and the environment, since 2014 the Indonesian government has strictly banned the use of fire to clear peatland areas for agriculture.
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New method to remotely sense ice sheet subsurface temperature demonstratedA new instrument, the Ultrawideband Software-Defined Microwave Radiometer (UWBRAD), aims to provide measurements of ice sheet thermal emission to remotely sense internal ice sheet temperature information.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
These four easy steps can make you a math whizMany people find mathematics daunting. If true, this piece is for you. If not, this piece is still for you.
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Ars Technica
Alleged Intel i7-8700K Coffee Lake benchmarks leak online Enlarge Alleged benchmarks for Intel's as yet unannounced Core i7-8700K have leaked online courtesy of a tech YouTuber and an unguarded HP Omen PC at DreamHack 2017. The i7-8700K—the rumoured flagship six-core, 12-thread processor of Intel's upcoming eighth generation Coffee Lake desktop CPUs—was put through popular benchmarking program Cinebench R15, scoring a cool 1230 points in a multithreaded
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Robotic Farmers Can Literally Reap What They Sow
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Genes linked with education and fertility depend on when and where you liveDifferent genes affect educational attainment and fertility in different times and places, according to new research from the University of Oxford. This means we could be missing important variations when we try to draw conclusions about the influence of genes on human behaviour, because combining data sets from vastly different countries and historical periods could muddy the waters.
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Futurity.org
Antioxidants may interrupt Parkinson’s nerve degeneration New research may have found a cause of nerve degeneration in patients with Parkinson’s disease and a potential treatment that can interrupt the process. Scientists identified a toxic cascade that leads to neuronal degeneration in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). They also found that intervening with an antioxidant early in the disease process may break the degenerative cycle and improve ne
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Dagens Medicin
Københavns Universitet fratager Penkowa hendes doktorgrad Alle medlemmer af Akademisk Råd på Københavns Universitet er enige om at fratage Milena Penkowa hendes doktorgrad. Hun kalder det ren magtmisbrug og vil hive universitet i retten.
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Ars Technica
Here’s what the law says about PewDiePie’s fight with Campo Santo Enlarge / Gaming celebrity PewDiePie. (credit: camknows ) There's a fight brewing between Campo Santo, publisher of the video game Firewatch , and foul-mouthed YouTube celebrity PewDiePie. A video recently surfaced of PewDiePie using the N-word while livestreaming a game of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds —which is not made by Campo Santo. In response, Campo Santo co-founder Sean Vanaman announced
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Video: Drones help scientists check the health of Antarctic mosses, revealing climate change cluesDrones are helping scientists check the health of Antarctic mosses, revealing clues on the pace of climate change.
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Part of New York's subway system found to conform to random matrix theory(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers, one with the University of Toronto, the other with the University of California, has found that at least one line on New York city's metro system conforms to random matrix theory. In their paper published in Physical Review E, Aukosh Jagannath and Thomas Trogdon describe their study, which included using statistical theory to analyze the arrival rates of subway ca
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Hollywood Moguls Are the New Auteurs Updated on September 12 at 11:24 a.m. ET Since the “relaunch” of the Star Wars franchise—a yearly onslaught of sequels and spinoffs under the umbrella of Disney and the mega-producer Kathleen Kennedy—the hefty price paid to George Lucas for the films has looked eminently worthwhile. Star Wars: The Force Awakens made $2 billion worldwide in 2015. Rogue One took another $1 billion in 2016. Episode
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Telemonitoring and automated messages improve CPAP adherencePatients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to use CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, when their use is telemonitored and they receive individualized, automated messages that reinforce therapy adherence, according to a randomized, controlled trial published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
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Marsupial moms express placental genes in milkMarsupials have short pregnancies. Their placentas mimic those of mice during early fetal development, while other key placental genes are expressed and secreted into milk for the offspring, Stanford researchers say.
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Image of the Day: When Cells Stop CleaningBy stifling autophagy in the motor neurons of a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), scientists stem later-stage disease progression.
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Bispeengbuen skabte debat fra startenEn flaskehals forsvandt, da motorvejsbroen Bispeengbuen i begyndelsen af 1970’erne kilede sig ind mellem Nørrebro og Frederiksberg. »Men vejanlægget vil utvivlsomt blive stærkt debatteret,« forudså to ingeniører her i bladet.
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Houston's post-Harvey toxic messWith overflowing sewage, under-regulated exploding chemical plants, and leaking household cleaning and gardening chemicals, some of the air and water in Texas was a toxic mess in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
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Metal-detecting essentials for your next treasure hunt Gadgets You never know what you might find. Dig up a bit of history. From coins to rings, you never know what you might find.
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VW investerer 150 mia. kroner i elektriske bilerEnorme investeringer i elektriske biler og batteriproduktion skal gøre VW til den førende producent inden for bæredygtig transport. Allerede i 2025 skal der være 80 nye elektriske modeller på gaden.
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Evolutionary geneticists spot natural selection happening now in peopleHuman evolution can seem like a phenomenon of the distant past which applies only to our ancestors living millions of years ago. But human evolution is ongoing. To evolve simply means that mutations – the accidental changes to genes that happen normally in the process of copying DNA – are becoming more or less common in the population over time.
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The Atlantic
Rand Paul's Maneuver Against Endless Wars Senator Rand Paul is trying to pressure his colleagues in Congress to reassert power over where the United States wages war. Should U.S. troops be fighting in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan? Should American drones carry out lethal strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and beyond? The Kentucky Republican wants the House and Senate to decide questions like that through new votes that force legislators
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The Atlantic
Why the New iPhone Is So Important The iPhone is the single most successful consumer product of all time. It’s generated $762 billion of revenue for Apple, the most valuable company listed on the American stock exchanges. It has made Apple, more or less, the iPhone company . And the model that the iPhone established— phone-on-glass, apps-on-phone —is “ eating the world .” All of which which makes Tuesday’s upcoming announcement of
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The Atlantic
The Baffling Rise of Goop In an interview with Goop.com, Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle company, a former cable-television technician named Clint Ober explained the practice of “earthing,” or walking barefoot on the ground. What he seemed to draw from his experience in cable systems was that, not unlike live wires, humans’ electrical charges could be neutralized through contact with the earth. Doing so, he explained, “preven
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Overlægeforeningen bakker op om klinikchefs nye kritiske bog om sundhedsvæsenet Klinikchef på Rigshospitalet Liselotte Højgaard kritiserer tilstanden i det danske sygehusvæsen i en ny bog. Hos Overlægeforeningen er de enige i kritikken.
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LVS ønsker en hurtig løsning på krisen i Medicinrådet Arbejdsbyrden for såvel læger i fagudvalg og de lægelige medlemmer af Medicinrådet er helt ude af proportioner i forhold til det, der må forventes af frivilligt arbejde, mener Henrik Ullum.
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This Inflatable Suitcase Made Out of Old Truck Tarps Works Surprisingly Well All photos: Adam Clark Estes/Gizmodo A pitch recently landed in my inbox that didn’t make a lot of sense. Some designers were working with Freitag, a Swiss company that makes bags out of old truck tarps, and they were launching a Kickstarter. The product: the Zippelin , a foldable suitcase with bike tubes that inflated to create a frame. It sounded so weird it just might work. And it does. The co
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Rapid climate changes across northern hemisphere in the earliest Middle PleistoceneBy studying climate changes that took place thousands of years ago, we can better understand the global climate system and predict the Earth's future climate. A multi-organization research team led by Professor HYODO Masayuki (Research Center for Inland Seas, Kobe University) has discovered evidence of rapid climate changes on a millennial-to-centennial scale that occurred 780 to 760 thousand year
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Housing crisis pushing people into rural areas with already stretched health servicesHealth services in rural and remote areas are struggling to cope with an influx of people on low, fixed incomes moving to these areas, researchers at U of T's Dalla Lana School of Public Health have found.
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New tools sift cancer sequences for microsatellite mutationsTwo new computational tools, MSMuTect and MSMutSig, could help reveal how often mutations in common DNA features called microsatellites appear in, and contribute to, cancer.
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Customising solutions—whiteflies and world hunger800 million people around the world rely on cassava for survival.
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Modifying gut microbes may fight off type 1 diabetes New research provides evidence that environmental factors, such as microbes that inhabit our intestines, may influence the incidence of type 1 diabetes. To probe the microbes-diabetes connection, the research team modified the gut microbiota of mice by co-housing non-obese diabetic mice with animals that harbored altered microbes. They found co-housed non-obese diabetic mice were less susceptible
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The Caribbean will be recovering from Hurricane Irma for yearsFlorida escaped the worst of hurricane Irma, but islands like Puerto Rico and Cuba were hit hard – and they face a hard road back to prosperity
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Upgrade All of Your Pots and Pans For Just $130, Today Only Cuisinart 12-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set , $130 You should own a stainless steel pan . Actually, you should own several of them, and you can pick up seven (plus five lids) from Amazon today for just $130 . Unlike some other tri-ply pans, these only have aluminum encapsulated in the base, rather than all the way up the walls, so they won’t heat up quite as quickly throughout. On the other h
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Photosynthesis under light conditions different from the EarthResearchers at the Astrobiology Center (ABC) of National Institutes of Natural Science (NINS) in Japan and their colleagues have proposed that Earth-like red-edge reflection patterns could be observed on exoplanets around M-dwarfs. They point out that the first oxygenic phototrophs are most likely to have evolved underwater to utilize visible light, as occurred in the primordial ocean on Earth.
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Gravitational waves will let us see inside stars as supernovae happenOn February 11th, 2016, scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) announced the first detection of gravitational waves. This development, which confirmed a prediction made by Einstein's Theory of General Relativity a century ago, has opened up new avenues of research for cosmologists and astrophysicists. Since that time, more detections have been made, all of whi
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When the world is not enough—how to find another planet to live onThe seafaring explorers of the 16th century famously found many new homes for humanity in faraway, unknown corners of the world. While it may seem that such colonisation has since ground to a halt, some have argued it is only a matter of time before humans start moving to "exoplanets" in foreign star systems. But how close are we to such an expansion?
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Endnu en millionbøde til Facebook - der kan være mange flere på vej Den spanske datavagthund giver Facebook en millionbøde for at indsamle oplysninger om brugerne og bruge dem til at reklamere. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/endnu-millionboede-facebook-kan-vaere-mange-flere-paa-vej-1080345 Version2
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Sensor awakens only in the presence of a signal of interestHere's your task. Build a tiny sensor that detects a signature of infrared (IR) wavelengths characteristic of a hot tailpipe, a wood fire, or perhaps even a human being. Design the sensor so that it can remain dormant and unattended but always alert, even for years, without drawing on battery power. And build the sensor so that the act of detection itself can initiate the emission of a signal that
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