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The Wreckage Left in Irma's Path Across the Caribbean and Southeastern United States Days after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc across the Caribbean and several U.S. states, government officials and residents are beginning to assess the widespread damage, pick up the pieces, and figure out their next steps. For some Caribbean islands, like Saint Martin, the destruction is nearly total, with evacuations underway as officials try to rebuild basic infrastructure. FEMA reports that 25 p
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A Few Last Words On The Best Spacecraft of Our Lives, Before It Dies Saturn, by Cassini in 2012. (Image: NASA) Space has a funny way of making us feel both incredibly small yet infinitely lucky for being part of such a vast cosmic sorority. Of course, humans have barely scratched the surface of the final frontier—we’ve never even sent people beyond the Moon. While many uncrewed spacecraft have done an incredible job of revealing our solar neighborhood to us, hones
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Why China’s green ambitions will make it the next world leaderAs the US under Donald Trump turns its back on climate change, China's globalisation agenda could catalyse a green revolution that will make it a superpower
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Load of Croc: 'Bird' Teeth May Actually Be from Teenage CrocodiliansFor nearly 50 years, researchers have found mysterious, disembodied teeth dating to the dinosaur age in southern Alberta, Canada.
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Ebola, Zika & More: How Many Viruses Can Get into Men's Semen?More than two dozen viruses can make their way into human semen.
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US bans government use of software from Russian firm KasperskyThe US government banned the use of Kaspersky security software in federal offices Wednesday, saying the Russian company has risky ties to Russian intelligence that threaten US national security.
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Orchid gives up the secrets of its successScience is laying bare the secrets of orchids, one of the biggest families of flowering plant.
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Infections during pregnancy may help autism develop—and scientists are finally figuring out why Health Our immune systems aren’t perfect. Researchers identified a mechanism through which bacteria in the gut interact with the immune system during pregnancy in ways that can lead to neurodevelopmental…
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Apple's Animoji Will Teach You To Love Face Tracking, For Better or WorseWith the new iPhone X, you can turn your visage into a fox, a unicorn, or a pile of poo.
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Scientists Link ‘Cat Parasite' to Common Human Neurological Disorders T. gondii cyst in a mouse brain. (Image: Wikimedia Commons) A new study shows that Toxoplasma gondii —a brain parasite often transmitted to humans by cats—triggers various changes in the human brain which potentially allow the pathogen to exacerbate several pre-existing neurological conditions. It’s a worrisome finding given that nearly one in ten Americans may be infected with the parasite , but
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Researchers create first global map of water in moon's soilA new study maps the trace concentrations of water implanted in the lunar soil by the solar wind, a water source that could be used as resource in future lunar exploration.
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Asthma drug from the garden centerThe coralberry could offer new hope for asthmatics: researchers at the University of Bonn have extracted a new kind of active pharmaceutical ingredient from its leaves to combat this widespread respiratory disease. In mice, it almost completely inhibits the characteristic contraction of the airways. The plant itself is not exotic: it can be found in any well-stocked garden center. The study is pub
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Double agents: Vessels that help cancers spread can also boost immunotherapyScientists from Switzerland and the US have shown that lymphatic vessels can enable both metastasis and T-cell invasion, opening new paths for cancer immunotherapy.
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Tectonic plates 'weaker than previously thought,' say scientistsExperiments carried out at Oxford University have revealed that tectonic plates are weaker than previously thought. The finding explains an ambiguity in lab work that led scientists to believe these rocks were much stronger than they appeared to be in the natural world. This new knowledge will help us understand how tectonic plates can break to form new boundaries.
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Pilot model forecasts complex earthquake sequences with increased accuracyScientists have validated a recently developed earthquake forecasting model based on observations of a complex earthquake sequence in Italy, which they say may lead to better global risk mitigation planning. The ability to accurately forecast earthquakes has remained a challenge.
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Locally administered compound offers prolonged relief from airway constrictionScientists have identified a compound that triggered long-lasting airway relaxation and prevented hyperreactivity in mouse models of asthma, potentially paving the way to a new therapeutic target for multiple breathing disorders.
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Double agents: Vessels that help cancers spread can also boost immune therapiesLymphatic vessels, often blamed for enabling cancer cells to spread from a primary location to many other sites, have a flip side. A team of researchers found that in patients being treated with checkpoint inhibitors, lymphangiogenesis boosts the immune system's primary anti-cancer tool, T cells, enabling them to infiltrate tumors and kill cancer cells.
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Researchers create first global map of water in Moon's soilIn research that may prove useful to future lunar explorers, scientists from Brown University have created the first quantitative map of water and its chemical building blocks trapped in the uppermost portion of the Moon's soil.
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Chocolate industry driving deforestation of Ivory Coast: reportThe chocolate industry is indirectly driving massive and illegal deforestation in Ivory Coast, fuelling a catastrophic decline in wildlife, a green group said Wednesday.
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Researchers lay groundwork to better understanding optical properties of glassGlass is everywhere. Whether someone is gazing out a window or scrolling through a smartphone, odds are that there is a layer of glass between them and whatever it is they're looking at.
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Earth's oldest trees in climate-induced race up the tree lineBristlecone pine and limber pine trees in the Great Basin region are like two very gnarled, old men in a slow-motion race up the mountaintop, and climate change is the starting gun, according to a study from the University of California, Davis.
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Ars Technica

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus hands-on: The Qi flows through this one Enlarge / A new mode allows you to change lighting scenarios for photos on the fly. To those familiar with past Apple upgrade conventions, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus might as well have been called the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus. They improve incrementally on two already good phones. But when we spent time with them at Apple’s Cupertino event, they felt a bit anemic compared not only to other phones in th
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Tips For Playing Destiny 2 Destiny 2 is a much simpler game than its predecessor, but that doesn’t mean it’s simple . There are a lot of numbers, currencies, and strategies to get your head around. The tips in this post are based on about 40 hours of continuous play, during which I’ve been able to finish just about everything the game had to offer within its first week. I’m sure that as I play over the next few weeks—and a
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James Dyson says tuition fees hit students with debt at 'worst time' Inventor was speaking at opening of his technology institute, where his firm will pay students £15,000 a year and their fees Sir James Dyson has said tuition fees and student loans are saddling young people with huge debts at the “worst time” in their careers, holding them back from earning valuable qualifications. Speaking ahead of the formal opening of his own institute of technology , which do
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Why Researchers Dressed as a Car Seat to Teach Self-Driving Vehicles to TalkCar seat man was part of a Ford-funded study by researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute into how autonomous vehicles will interact with humans on the road.
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App-milliardær forlader Facebook... for at starte en NGODen ene af de to stiftere, som solgte WhatsApp til Facebook for 100 milliarder kroner, starter en non-profit-organisation i skæringspunktet mellem teknologi og kommunikation.
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New drug could be back-up in fight against malaria A new drug is effective against non-severe cases of malaria, clearing the parasite responsible for the disease within a week, a new study reports. The results are significant as public health experts have long warned that the parasite responsible for most malaria cases, Plasmodium falciparum , is developing resistance to widely used treatments. New medications are needed to build up secondary def
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Is AppleCare Still Worth It for the iPhone? Image Source: Apple Following Apple’s big product announcement yesterday, the smaller, not-so-fun details are gradually coming out. Apple’s Upgrade Program is changing its prices and in a rare move, AppleCare+ will be getting more expensive when applied to the already pricey iPhone X. So, now we must ask ourselves: Is that extra coverage worth the increased cost? Apple likes to make everything in
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Earth's oldest trees in climate-induced race up the tree lineBristlecone pine and limber pine trees in the Great Basin region of the western United States are like two very gnarled, old men in a slow-motion race up the mountaintop, and climate change is the starting gun, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. The study shows that the tree line has been steadily moving upslope over the past 50 years in the Great Basin.
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Penn researchers lay groundwork to better understanding optical properties of glassResearchers at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrated a new packing of glass with unique optical properties. What they learned could lead to innovations in technology, such as glass with different mechanical properties, and may elucidate some fundamental aspects of glass formation.
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Montanans Pitch In To Bring Clean Air To Smoky Classrooms Montana has recently pushed all their young students indoors because of the unprecedented level of smoke from wildfires. Some community groups are now collaborating to clean up that indoor air. (Image credit: Eric Whitney/MTPR)
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Tectonic plates 'weaker than previously thought,' say scientistsExperiments carried out at Oxford University have revealed that tectonic plates are weaker than previously thought. The finding explains an ambiguity in lab work that led scientists to believe these rocks were much stronger than they appeared to be in the natural world. This new knowledge will help us understand how tectonic plates can break to form new boundaries.
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Science : NPR

Is The Apocalypse Coming? No, It Isn't! Biblical literalists affirm in The Sign that Sept. 23 is the day the end comes as prophesied in Revelation. Fortunately, the film doesn't only present this version of the story, says Marcelo Gleiser.
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Inside Science

Two Severe Storms, Two Different Safety Directions Two Severe Storms, Two Different Safety Directions Tornadoes and flash floods can happen at the same time, but safety instructions for each one is the opposite. Two Severe Storms, Two Different Safety Directions Video of Two Severe Storms, Two Different Safety Directions Earth Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 13:45 Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer (Inside Science) -- Tornadoes and flash floods can ha
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Quick Charge Your New iPhone (and More) With These Affordable Power Delivery Chargers Aukey 27W Power Delivery Charger , $18 with code AUKEYPX8 | Aukey 26W Power Delivery Charger , $28 with code AUKEYPX9 The new iPhones finally support Quick Charge! Well, they support quick charging ...if you have a USB-C Power Delivery charger and a USB-C to Lightning cable . These Aukey USB-C wall chargers will charge your iPhone 8 or X faster, as well as your Nintendo Switch, your MacBook, your
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Twitter Didn't Suspend Hope HicksConservatives are in arms over Twitter's suspension of Hope Hicks' Twitter. There's only one problem.
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Researchers design the building blocks of synthetic muscle using computational methodEach time you flex your bicep, millions of molecular motors work together in a complex process inside your muscle. These motors—called myosin—are chemically-powered proteins. Combinations of them perform different muscular functions like maintaining a heartbeat or bearing weight.
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Jail terms for French carbon trading scammersA top fraudster behind a tax scam in France using carbon emission rights was sentenced to nine years in prison Wednesday as authorities press ahead with prosecutions over the 1.6-billion-euro ($1.9-billion) scandal.
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Rescuers save entangled whale off of Cape CodA Massachusetts marine science center says it has disentangled a humpback whale off of Cape Cod.
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Tech-oriented New York grad school launched by contest opensThe city's quest to make itself a legitimate rival to Silicon Valley as a high-tech hub has long bumped up against some harsh realities, among them the fact it hasn't had a top-tier technology school pumping out the next generation of entrepreneurs and engineers.
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There's no need to spend $999 for a good phone these daysApple's new iPhone X is special. It has flashy upgrades, facial recognition and animated emoji, all in celebration of the iPhone's 10-year anniversary. And its price tag is appropriately special: $999 and up.
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Lawsuit targets searches of electronic devices at US borderA federal lawsuit filed Wednesday claims the U.S. government's growing practice of searching laptops and cellphones at the border is unconstitutional because electronic devices now carry troves of private personal and business information. The government has vociferously defended its searches as critical to protecting the homeland.
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Frankfurt auto show: Diesels improve, but will people buy?German automakers say they have new and improved diesels that meet or beat ever-tightening emissions standards. But will consumers buy them the way they used to in the wake of the Volkswagen scandal and threats of diesel bans?
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Study: Asia's glaciers face massive melt from global warmingScientists say one-third of the ice stored in Asia's glaciers will be lost by the end of the century even if the world manages to meet its ambitious goal of keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, affecting water supplies for millions of people on the continent.
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Innate immunity—to operate, insert dimersThe presence of DNA in mammalian cell cytoplasm triggers an immune response by binding to a dimeric enzyme, which inserts between DNA double helices to form the 'rungs' of a ladder-like structure, as an LMU team has now shown.
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Novel genetic mutation discovered in Parkinson's disease patientMutations in the human genome may be responsible for many diseases. In the case of Parkinson's disease (PD), five locations have been the subject of recent attention. Variants of one of these locations, ACMSD (aminocarboxymuconate semialdehyde decarboxylase), may be implicated in PD, but until now, no mutations in ACMSD have been found in any PD patients. In a study in the Journal of Parkinson's D
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GPM sees Typhoon Talim threatening islands of JapanThe Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided a look at the heavy rainfall occurring in Typhoon Talim in the northwestern Pacific Ocean.
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Researchers develop spectroscopic 'science camera' system for smartphonesThe latest versions of most smartphones contain at least two and sometimes three built-in cameras. Researchers at the University of Illinois would like to sell mobile device manufactures on the idea of adding yet another image sensor as a built-in capability for health diagnostic, environmental monitoring, and general-purpose color sensing applications.
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Trump Administration to Driverless Car Makers: Go Nuts! Photo: Getty On Tuesday, US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao revealed the updated version of the guidelines for the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles. The DOT secretary defended the guidelines, which opt for voluntary guidance rather than enforceable rules. Chao said that a third version is in progress and slated to be introduced in 2018. “We’re going to emphasize safety, but we a
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Ars Technica

Dealmaster: Get up to $300 off Galaxy S8 or S8+, bonus Gear VR with trade-in Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains , we're back with a slew of new deals to share. Today you can get $200 or $300 off a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ smartphone plus a bonus Gear VR headset when you participate in Samsung's trade-in program. You can also get the new Note 8 for as low as $629.99. Check out the rest of the deals below, too. Ars Technica may earn compensation for
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Using NASA satellite data to predict malaria outbreaksIn the Amazon Rainforest, few animals are as dangerous to humans as mosquitos that transmit malaria. The tropical disease can bring on high fever, headaches and chills and is particularly severe for children and the elderly and can cause complications for pregnant women. In rainforest-covered Peru, the number of malaria cases has spiked. In the past five years, the country has had on average the s
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Scientists Urge Caution about Study Linking Flu Vaccine to Some MiscarriagesAuthors say result, based on small numbers, contradicts earlier works and prompts deeper digging -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Saturn's Strangest Sights, As Captured By A Doomed Spacecraft NASA's Cassini spacecraft will crash into Saturn in a few hours, but we'll always have the shots it took of icy volcanoes, hexagonal storms, ethane lakes and ripples in Saturn's rings. (Image credit: Adam Cole/NASA/JPL)
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The Marine Corps wants to 3D print cheaper drones Military A new prototype scout drone can be printed for less than the cost of the latest iPhone In less than a year, the Marine Corps went from a crowdsourced challenge to a working flying drone model that units can print and use with off-the-shelf electronics.
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Innate immunityThe presence of DNA in mammalian cell cytoplasm triggers an immune response by binding to a dimeric enzyme, which inserts between DNA double helices to form the 'rungs' of a ladder-like structure, as an LMU team has now shown.
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Quantum sensors decipher magnetic ordering in a new semiconducting materialFor the first time, physicists have successfully imaged spiral magnetic ordering in a multiferroic material. These materials are considered highly promising candidates for future data storage media. The researchers were able to prove their findings using unique quantum sensors that were developed at Basel University and that can analyze electromagnetic fields on the nanometer scale.
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Berkeley Lab scientists map key DNA protein complex at near-atomic resolutionUsing cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), Berkeley Lab researchers have obtained 3-D models of a human transcription factor at near-atomic resolutions. The protein complex is critical to gene expression and DNA repair, and could aid research in targeted drug development.
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Studies help explain link between autism, severe infection during pregnancyTwo new studies from MIT and the University of Massachusetts Medical School shed light on why mothers who experience an infection severe enough to require hospitalization during pregnancy are at higher risk of having a child with autism.
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UChicago scientists create alternate evolutionary histories in a test tubeScientists at the University of Chicago studied a massive set of genetic variants of an ancient protein, discovering a myriad of other ways that evolution could have turned out and revealing a central role for chance in evolutionary history.
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Inferno world with titanium skiesAstronomers using ESO's Very Large Telescope have detected titanium oxide in an exoplanet atmosphere for the first time. This discovery around the hot-Jupiter planet WASP-19b exploited the power of the FORS2 instrument. It provides unique information about the chemical composition and the temperature and pressure structure of the atmosphere of this unusual and very hot world. The results appear to
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Are we missing the warning signs to prevent lone terrorist attacks?The terrorist who killed 12 people and injured dozens more in the 2016 Berlin Christmas Market attack was removed from the country's surveillance list a month earlier, but he presented five specific warning behaviors prior to the attack according to later analysis. How a better awareness of these warning signs and an understanding of the perpetrator's history of radicalization might help improve f
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NASA sees Hurricane Jose in between Bahamas and BermudaNASA's Terra satellite is one of many satellites keeping a close eye on Hurricane Jose and saw the storm between the Bahamas and Bermuda.
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Journalists can prevent biased views by 'adjudicating' facts, experiment showsJournalists can help their readers form accurate views by "adjudicating" between opposing political claims in their articles, a new study shows.
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Gizmodo

Watch Me Build Lego's Massive 7,500-Piece Millennium Falcon I just spent the last week of my life building the largest, most expensive Lego set of all-time: the Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series Millennium Falcon. But you can watch this glorious Lego masterpiece get made in just a few minutes. Okay, I didn’t spend the whole week building it. I slept and worked a bit, too, and I’m pretty sure I drank water at some point. But between Friday, September 1,
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The New Economy of ExcrementEntrepreneurs are finding profits turning human waste into fertilizer, fuel and even food -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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'Vague' anti-terror laws might lead to charities withdrawing from activitiesCharities may withdraw from worthwhile activities because laws designed to stop terrorism are often too vague, experts have warned.
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Russia's use and stockpiles of highly enriched uranium pose significant nuclear risksRussia currently holds the world's largest stockpile of highly enriched uranium, a nuclear weapon-usable material, posing significant nuclear security risks, according to a recent report issued by the International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM), a group based at Princeton University and made up of nuclear experts from 16 countries.
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Dagens Medicin

Mørketal er ikke længere så dyster læsning Langt færre end hidtil antaget har prædiabetes eller udiagnosticeret diabetes, viser ny prognose.
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Dagens Medicin

Intensiv indsats kan forhindre hjertesvigtMultifaktoriel intensivbehandling kan kraftigt reducere risikoen for hjertesvigt blandt diabetespatienter.
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Dagens Medicin

Fedmeopererede diabetespatienter har lavere risiko for diabetisk øjensygdomDiabetespatienter, der har gennemgået en fedmeoperation, har nedsat risiko for diabetisk øjensygdom seks år efter operationen, viser nyt studie.
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Dagens Medicin

GLP-1 hæmmer glukagon-produktion i tarmenGLP-1 påvirker ikke bare glukagon-produktionen i bugspytkirtlen, men også i tarmen, viser nyt studie.
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Ars Technica

Apple announced a lot yesterday—here’s everything you need to know Enlarge / The iPhone X’s screen fully covers the front of the device—almost. (credit: Samuel Axon) Apple christened the Steve Jobs Theater on its new campus in Cupertino, California, yesterday with a slew of product announcements. While iPhones took center-stage at the event, other devices under the Apple umbrella weren't left behind. Here's everything you need to know about the newest additions
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Porpentine's New Twine Game Isn't Just a Twine GameGame designer Porpentine's latest piece of interactive fiction is about transgender furries, ecological disaster, and slime.
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Lion conservation requires effective international cooperationLions belong to the world's most charismatic megafauna. However, lion numbers and range have declined alarmingly over the last two decades.
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CU Boulder to create digital archive of 1.7 million Rocky Mountain botanical specimensUniversity of Colorado Boulder researchers and collaborating institutions have been awarded $2.9 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create a comprehensive digital archive of over 1.7 million plant specimens native to the southern Rocky Mountain region.
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Imaging how magnetism goes surfingUsing advanced dynamic imaging, researchers have been able to visualise deformation (sound) waves in crystals and measured the effect on nanomagnetic elements. This offers new low power magnetization manipulation for memory or logic applications and the methodology offers a new approach for analysing dynamic strains in other research fields: nanoparticles, chemical reactions, crystallography, etc.
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Big Think

How NASA Plans to Prevent a Supervolcanic Eruption in Yellowstone National Park An eruption from a supervolcano could be catastrophic. Here’s NASA’s plan and how sensible it is. Read More
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Futurity.org

Antibiotics can goad ‘superbugs’ into ganging up on us Drug-resistant bacteria can gang up on us, research finds, and trying different antibiotics to control a “superbug” may only encourage others lurking nearby. It’s time to think about such bacteria as members of an antibiotic-resistant ecosystem in health care environments—not as single species that act and respond alone—say University of Michigan researchers. Their new findings come from a study
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Why This Exoplanet’s Hellish Atmosphere Is a Big Deal in the Search For Alien Life How observers on Earth can detect molecules on entirely other goddamn planets. (Image: ESO education and Public Outreach) By all accounts, the exoplanet known as WASP-19b is a pretty inhospitable place. As one of the closest known hot-Jupiters to its star—orbiting just two percent of the distance between the Earth and the Sun—it’s home to a scorchingly hot, violent atmosphere. The side of the pla
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Quantum sensors decipher magnetic ordering in a new semiconducting materialFor the first time, physicists have successfully imaged spiral magnetic ordering in a multiferroic material. These materials are considered highly promising candidates for future data storage media. The researchers were able to prove their findings using unique quantum sensors that were developed at Basel University and that can analyze electromagnetic fields on the nanometer scale. The results—ob
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Scientists map key DNA protein complex at near-atomic resolutionChalking up another success for a new imaging technology that has energized the field of structural biology, researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) obtained the highest resolution map yet of a large assembly of human proteins that is critical to DNA function.
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VLT makes first detection of titanium oxide in an exoplanetA team of astronomers led by Elyar Sedaghati, an ESO fellow and recent graduate of TU Berlin, has examined the atmosphere of the exoplanet [WASP-19b] in greater detail than ever before. This remarkable planet has about the same mass as Jupiter, but is so close to its parent star that it completes an orbit in just 19 hours and its atmosphere is estimated to have a temperature of about 2000 degrees
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Scientists create alternate evolutionary histories in a test tubeScientists at the University of Chicago studied a massive set of genetic variants of an ancient protein, discovering a myriad of other ways that evolution could have turned out and revealing a central role for chance in evolutionary history.
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NASA's GPM sees Typhoon Talim threatening islands of JapanThe Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided a look at the heavy rainfall occurring in Typhoon Talim in the northwestern Pacific Ocean.
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The Atlantic

The Apolitical Politics of the Celebrity Hurricane Telethon The most famous moment of pop-culture political protest in recent memory happened at a post-hurricane telethon, with Kanye West using his spot in a 2005 Katrina-victim fundraising effort to tell the nation, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” There was no such memorably inflammatory moment at Tuesday night’s “Hand in Hand” telethon for those affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. As i
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Ars Technica

Comcast puts YouTube in its TV boxes to entice would-be cord-cutters Enlarge (credit: Comcast) Comcast on Tuesday said that it has started integrating YouTube into its X1 set-top boxes across the US. The two companies first announced the partnership this past February. Much like the deal Comcast struck with Netflix last year, the move will see the YouTube app sit in the X1’s home screen, allowing subscribers to put the popular video service on their TV without swi
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The iPhone X Isn't That Expensive, ActuallyWith monthly plans, that $1,000 iPhone looks like a much more reasonable purchase.
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New study contradicts assumption that true frogs diversified as they expanded their range around globeEvolutionary biologists long have supposed that when species colonize new geographic regions they often develop new traits and adaptations to deal with their fresh surroundings. They branch from their ancestors and multiply in numbers of species.
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Waymo Scores Key Legal Win, Will Get to See Super Secret File Made About Some of Its Former Employees Photo: Getty Waymo, the self-driving car company spun out of Google, just scored a major win in its ongoing legal battle against Uber. Waymo is suing the ride-hailing company, claiming that a former Waymo employee stole trade secrets about its autonomous vehicle technology and took them to Uber, where Uber then incorporated them into its own cars. The two companies have been sparring over a key d
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Mysterious lights in the sky seen after Mexico’s huge earthquakeMagnitude isn’t the only demonstration of an earthquake’s power. For centuries, mysterious lights have popped up in the wake of strong quakes
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Tropical Depression 15E appears almost shapeless on NASA satellite imageryTropical Depression 15E is being affected by vertical wind shear on NASA satellite imagery and appears almost shapeless.
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NASA-NOAA satellite shows extent of Irma's remnantsSatellite imagery showed the large extent of the remnant clouds and rains from what was Hurricane Irma. Those remnants were blanketing about a quarter of the continental U.S. over the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys and east to the Mid-Atlantic States.
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Artificial 'skin' gives robotic hand a sense of touchA team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, while also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices.
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Toward unbreakable encrypted messagesChinese researchers recently announced a landmark advancement: They used a satellite orbiting Earth to beam pairs of quantum-entangled photons to two Tibetan mountaintops more than 700 miles apart. This distance blew the previous record out of the water. But according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, this is only the beg
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How well electron transport works in furfural biogasFurfural is a promising candidate in the quest for alternative biofuels. The combustion industries are very interested in what could become a potential new type of fuel derived from atmospheric-plasma treatment of biomass. But before the gas can be considered for use on a large scale, it is essential to understand its energy characteristics.
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Test strips for cancer detection get upgraded with nanoparticle blingThe most common test strip people might think of for diagnosis is a home pregnancy test. Pregnant women have steadily increasing levels of the biomarker human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which is easily detectable in urine and a thin, colorful strip of antibodies will appear when hCG is present.
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Ars Technica

Hurricane Irma took 7 million cable and wireline subscribers offline Enlarge / Destroyed power lines hang above a road on September 12, 2017, two days after Hurricane Irma swept through the area. Power outages played a big role in Internet, TV, and phone disruptions. (credit: Getty Images | Spencer Platt ) More than 7 million subscribers to cable or wireline telecom services have lost service due to Hurricane Irma . "There are at least 7,184,909 (down from 7,597,9
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Study shows electronic health information exchanges could cut billions in Medicare spendingResearch by Idris Adjerid and Corey Angst, IT professors in Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, and Julia Adler-Milstein of the University of California San Francisco shows that when Health Information Exchanges appear in regional markets, there are massive cost savings.
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Are we missing the warning signs to prevent lone terrorist attacks?The terrorist who killed 12 people and injured dozens more in the 2016 Berlin Christmas Market attack was removed from the country's surveillance list a month earlier, but he presented five specific warning behaviors prior to the attack according to later analysis.
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'Peel-and-go' printable structures fold themselvesIn a paper appearing in the American Chemical Society's journal Applied Materials and Interfaces, researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and colleagues report something new: a printable structure that begins to fold itself up as soon as it's peeled off the printing platform.
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UW shatters long-range communication barrier for near-zero-power devicesUniversity of Washington researchers have demonstrated for the first time that devices that run on almost zero power can transmit data across distances of up to 2.8 kilometers -- breaking a long-held barrier and potentially enabling a vast array of interconnected devices.
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50 years ago, Clomid gave birth to the era of assisted reproductionIn the journal Fertility and Sterility, Dr. Eli Adashi writes a history and appreciation of the wonder drug Clomid, which radically changed what doctors could do for couples struggling to have children.
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Researchers develop spectroscopic 'science camera' system for smartphonesThe latest versions of most smartphones contain at least two and sometimes three built-in cameras. Researchers at the University of Illinois would like to sell mobile device manufactures on the idea of adding yet another image sensor as a built-in capability for health diagnostic, environmental monitoring, and general-purpose color sensing applications.
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Wax on, melt offDrexel University researchers have made a discovery that could create roads that deice themselves during winter storms. Their secret?—Adding a little paraffin wax to the road's concrete mix.
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Tatoveringsrester kan ende i lymfeknuderneHudlæge påpeger dog, at der ikke er en dokumenteret fare ved det.
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Færre aortasygdomme hos personer med type 2-diabetesPatienter med type 2-diabetes har betydelig lavere risiko for at opleve aortaaneurismer og aortadissektioner end resten af befolkningen. Samtidig har de lavere risiko for at dø af aortaaneurismer, viser nyt, svensk studie.
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Indlæggelser på grund af fedtlever øger risikoen for dødsfaldPatienter med type 2-diabetes, der bliver indlagt med fedtlever, har meget større risiko for at dø en hjerte-kar-relateret død, viser nyt studie.
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Par deler risiko for overvægt og type 2-diabetesEngelsk studie viser, at fede koner øger mænds risiko for udvikle type 2-diabetes.
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Lovende metode til at reducere fedme og kontrollere diabetes Det britiske sundhedsvæsen har testet en ny metode til at hjælpe diabetespatienter med at få kontrol over deres sygdom. Metoden leder til bedre kontrol af diabetes og store vægttab.
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Kaleidoscopic Drone Footage Takes You To Mind-Bending Places That Can't Really Exist GIF It looks like drone pilot and videographer Alban Roinard somehow managed to fly his quadcopter into the dream worlds of Christopher Nolan’s Inception . But watching these European cities fold onto themselves isn’t the result of a million dollars-worth of special effects; it’s just simple mirroring tricks applied to captivating aerial footage. Ever since drones got powerful enough to hoist dec
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Equifax Is Waiving Their Credit-Freeze Fees for 30 Days Photo by Dan Dimmock on Unsplash . Another day, another attempt by Equifax to stem the tide of consumer rage in the wake of the gigantic breach that left vulnerable the personal data of up to 143 million people. Now the company has said they will waive the fees they charge to freeze your credit for 30 days * . A credit freeze locks down your credit report until you give the credit agency permissi
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Solar now costs 6¢ per kilowatt-hour, beating government goal by 3 years Enlarge / From the Department of Energy: "This photo shows the construction phase of a 16.5 MW DC solar farm built in Oxford, MA. This 130-acre property was previously known as the largest piggery in Massachusetts." (credit: Lucas Faria/ US Department of Energy ) On Tuesday, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced that utility-grade solar panels have hit cost targets set for 2020 , three years a
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New manufacturing process for SiC power devices opens market to more competitionResearchers from North Carolina State University are rolling out a new manufacturing process and chip design for silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, which can be used to more efficiently regulate power in technologies that use electronics. The process - called PRESiCE - was developed with support from the PowerAmerica Institute funded by the Department of Energy to make it easier for companies to
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Huge DNA Databases Reveal the Recent Evolution of Humans When we talk about human evolution, we usually talk about how we evolved into humans: how we lost body hair, gained brain mass, started to walk on two feet—in short, things that happened millions of years ago. But evolution did not stop when the first modern humans emerged. A new study of two massive genetic databases—one in the United Kingdom and one in California—suggests genetic mutations that
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New software turns mobile-phone accessory into breathing monitorResearchers have developed new software that makes it possible to use low-cost, thermal cameras attached to mobile phones to track how fast a person is breathing. This type of mobile thermal imaging could be used for monitoring breathing problems in elderly people living alone, people suspected of having sleep apnea or babies at risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
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Reducing leather pollution with molten saltsFrom handbags and jackets to car interiors, leather products are almost everywhere. But processing the leather for these luxury items creates a lot of potentially harmful pollution. Now, one group reports in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering a new method for processing leather that is more eco-friendly.
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European court sides with Italian farmer pushing GM cropsThe European Union court ruled Wednesday in favor of an Italian activist farmer who has defied his nation's laws by planting genetically modified corn.
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Cassini readies final plunge into SaturnNASA's Cassini probe is counting its final hours before one last plunge into Saturn on Friday that will cap a fruitful 13-year mission that greatly expanded knowledge about the gaseous giant.
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The new study suggesting sitting will kill you is kind of a raging dumpster fire (credit: Vicki Burton ) A new study out this week suggested that both sitting a lot overall and sitting for long, uninterrupted stretches can increase a person’s risk of all-cause mortality. The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine , adds to evidence that sedentary lifestyles can increase health risks. However, the study aimed to push the conversation forward, not just look at how
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Gonorrhoea strains across Europe becoming more susceptible to main treatment optionsAccording to test results from the annual European Gonococcal Antimicrobial Surveillance Programme (Euro-GASP), resistance levels to the main antimicrobials used for treatment of gonorrhoea infection have seen an encouraging decrease since 2010. However, resistance to one antibiotic agent which is part of the suggested dual therapy of gonorrhoea remains high and threatens the effectiveness of this
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Tropical Depression 15E appears almost shapeless on NASA satellite imageryTropical Depression 15E is being affected by vertical wind shear on NASA satellite imagery and appears almost shapeless.
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Trial compares laparoscopic and open surgeries for pancreatic cancerA randomized clinical trial has compared keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery and open surgery in pancreatic cancer patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy, or the Whipple procedure.
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FDA-approved drug may block resistance to anti-angiogenesis therapyA Massachusetts General Hospital research team has identified a potential strategy for improving the efficacy of angiogenesis inhibitors, drugs that help fight cancer by blocking the formation of new blood vessels.
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Imaging how magnetism goes surfingUsing advanced dynamic imaging, researchers have been able to visualise deformation (sound) waves in crystals and measured the effect on nanomagnetic elements. This offers new low power magnetization manipulation for memory or logic applications and the methodology offers a new approach for analysing dynamic strains in other research fields: nanoparticles, chemical reactions, crystallography, etc.
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Song experiments reveal 21 possible new tropical bird speciesBirds often choose their mates based on song, making it a key factor in separating species. However, analyzing spectrograms can only tell us so much -- the characteristics that birds hone in on when identifying potential mates may not be the same ones scientists notice in audio recordings. A new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances uses field experiments to 'ask the birds themselves' and un
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Russia's use and stockpiles of highly enriched uranium pose significant nuclear risksRussia currently holds the world's largest stockpile of highly enriched uranium, a nuclear weapon-usable material, posing significant nuclear security risks, according to a new Princeton University report.
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Don't blame your genes for your toothache, twin study showsFor the first time, investigators have looked at the role that genes and the oral microbiome play in the formation of cavities and have found that your mother was right: The condition of your teeth depends on your dietary and oral hygiene habits. The study appears Sept. 13 in Cell Host & Microbe.
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Researcher sheds new light on how brain operates like GPSNeuroscientist Aaron Wilber discovers new insights about how the brain creates a map-like representation of locations that helps a person navigate the world.
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Giraffes Could Have Evolved Their Long Necks For a Surprising Reason Image: Derek Keats You probably think you know how giraffe necks evolved. Maybe the ancestors of giraffes ate leaves from trees, and the ones who could reach the most leaves were the fittest, and therefore passed that trait down to the silly looking long-necked animals we see today. But scientists don’t know that—in fact, there are at least six hypotheses as to how and why giraffes got their long
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The Motorized Longboard Is the Vape of Transport and IDGAF I Love It All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo Electric personal transporters are mostly horrible. Segways are reserved for mall cops and helmeted tourists interested in experiencing both the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial without taking a single step. Hoverboards, which also explode , are just fodder for America’s Funniest Home Videos. Everyone I’ve ever seen riding one of those electric unicycles
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Never Mind the iPhone X, Battery Life Could Soon Take a Great Leap ForwardAddressing the amount of energy consumed by the CPU when running particular software could make a major difference to how long we need to charge our devices in future -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Electric cars all the rage at Frankfurt Auto Show, but we can’t drive them yet Enlarge / The Honda Urban EV is a charming-looking thing. (credit: Honda) The theme at this year's Frankfurt Auto Show was definitely electric. Just about everyone had a new electric vehicle concept on show. And there were electrification roadmaps galore. The only thing that was missing was the here and now, and the holdup has me irked. You see, disclaimers were everywhere. The EVs on display are
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There is no evidence that flu vaccines cause miscarriages Health Getting vaccinated is still the safest choice. If you stop reading after this sentence and remember nothing else, at least take away this: pregnant people should still get the flu vaccine, regardless of what you read…
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Check Out SpaceX's New Spacesuit: Elon Musk Shares on InstagramOn Friday (Sept. 8), Elon Musk posted a photo on Instagram of a spacesuit-clad person standing next to the Dragon capsule, which SpaceX is developing to fly people to and from the International Space Station, among other destinations.
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This Space Age-Looking Flying Car Actually FliesThe all-electric Lilium Jet just attracted $90 million in funding and differs from similar projects in that it’s already flying.
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Artificial 'skin' gives robotic hand a sense of touchA team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, while also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices.
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In-utero treatment reverses cleft palate in miceResearchers at University of Utah Health clarified a molecular pathway responsible for the formation of cleft palate and identified a new treatment to reverse this defect in mouse pups in utero.
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A new alternative to 'practice makes perfect'A new Tel Aviv University study finds that brief memory reactivations can replace the repeated extensive practice and training known as 'practice makes perfect' as a learning technique.
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LED lights safer, more effective in producing Vitamin D3 than sunlightResearch published today shows that light from RayVio's 293nm ultraviolet (UV) LED is more efficient than sunlight at producingvitamin D3 in skin samples.
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The Rocky Mountains' Largest Glaciers Are Melting with Little FanfareThe glaciers remain some of the least understood ice sheets in North America -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Cassini at Saturn: A RetrospectiveA historic exploration of the ringed planet, unprecedented in magnitude and spectacle, comes to an end -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Silicon Valley's 'Bodega' of the Future Is a Bougie Vending Machine With No Cats Screenshot: Bodega.ai Two former Google employees see your beloved local bodega and raise you a glorified vending machine. In typical Silicon Valley fashion, tech bros are capitalizing on the charm of your community mom-and-pop convenience store, aiming to put them out of business while co-opting their name. Bodega is a startup that wants to take on the convenience store. It envisions a future wh
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Wednesday's Top Deals: USB Soundbar, Remington's ShortCut Pro, Anker's Battery Packs and More Elegiant’s USB Soundbar , Hydro Flask Tumblers , Remington’s Gold Box , and Anker’s USB-C Battery Pack are today’s top deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals 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 p
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Fire on the Mountain: 2 Forests Offer Clues to Yellowstone’s Fate in a Warming WorldIncreasingly frequent wildfires fed by a warming climate could turn the park’s dense forests into sparser woodlands.
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All Roads Paved with Asphalt Trap 90% of the Sun's Heat—That's a Problem Concrete buildings, asphalt paved roads radiating accumulated heat throughout the night, and lack of trees contribute to the making of scorching cities. Read More
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Assemble! 'Voltron'-Like Robots Can Elect Their Own LeaderWith a nod to the "Voltron" Defender of the Universe," a team of scientists has created robots that work together and decide which one will lead them.
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Does brain tissue regeneration depend on maturity of stem cells used for transplantation?New research has shown that the success of transplanting stem cells into the brain to regenerate tissue damaged by stroke may depend on the maturity of the neuronal precursor cells used for transplantation.
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New method for identifying carbon compounds derived from fossil fuelsScientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a laboratory instrument that will greatly reduce the cost of analyzing carbon isotopes. Among other things, this will allow scientists to measure how much of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere came from burning fossil fuels, and to estimate fossil fuel emissions in an area as small as a city or as large as a c
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Treating acute pain in opioid-dependent patients -- Review and recommendationsAs healthcare providers see more patients with opioid abuse and dependence, they face a difficult challenge: What's the best way to manage acute pain without contributing to the patient's opioid use disorder (OUD)? A review and recommendations for acute pain treatment in patients with OUD is presented in in the September/October Journal of Trauma Nursing, official publication of the Society of Tra
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Offhand comments can expose underlying racism, UW study findsA study of microaggressions -- everyday exchanges that can offend racial and ethnic minorities -- draw upon stereotypes and are linked with racism and prejudice. The University of Washington-led research suggests that whites who are more likely to deliver microaggressions are also more likely to harbor some degree of negative feeling toward blacks, whether they know it or not.
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New oral diabetes drug shows promise in phase 3 trial for patients with type 1 diabetesA University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus study finds sotagliflozin helps control glucose and reduces the need for insulin in patients with type 1 diabetes. Principal results were published today in the New England Journal of Medicine of a global Phase 3 clinical trial in patients with type 1 diabetes treated with sotagliflozin. Sotagliflozin has shown promise in improving glucose control w
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Wax on, melt offDrexel University researchers have made a discovery that could create roads that melt off ice and snow during winter storms. Their secret? Adding a little paraffin wax to the road's concrete mix.
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Melinda Gates on Why Foreign Aid Still Matters The cover of the May 2000 issue of The Economist featured an Africa-shaped photo cutout with a young, armed man popping out of it. “The Hopeless Continent,” the magazine deemed it, asking, “Does Africa have some inherent character flaw that keeps it backward and incapable of development?” Today, few would write off Africa—or developing nations on any continent—as hopeless. Instead, the health of
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I'm Going to Buy the iPhone X, and I Hate Myself for It All images: Apple I already knew what was going to happen before the iPhone event started. Apple was going announce this new phone I’d reported on for months, and it was going to feature all the cool new stuff I’d read about for months. And for every time I said “Oh wow that’s cool” during the big reveal, Apple would gently extract a one hundred dollar bill from my pocket. I said “Oh wow that’s c
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New Driverless Car Guidelines Don’t Provide Much Guidance
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NASA-NOAA satellite shows extent of Irma's remnantsSatellite imagery showed the large extent of the remnant clouds and rains from what was Hurricane Irma. Those remnants were blanketing about a quarter of the continental US over the Ohio and Tennessee valleys and east to the Mid-Atlantic states.
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Infants with congenital Zika virus syndrome suffer serious visual impairmentThere is a broad collection of anomalies now known as congenital Zika syndrome (CZS). Some of the most serious are ophthalmologic. Two papers published in the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) evaluated visual function among infants with suspected and confirmed CZS. Both studies found that while about 40 percent of patients had ocular abnormalit
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Journalists can prevent biased views by 'adjudicating' facts, experiment showsJournalists can help their readers form accurate views by "adjudicating" between opposing political claims in their articles, a new study shows.
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The evolution of 'true frogs' defies long-held expectations of scienceNew research from the University of Kansas appearing in Royal Society Biology Letters shows, in contrast to expectations, 'the rapid global range expansion of true frogs was not associated with increased net-diversification.'
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NASA sees Hurricane Jose in between Bahamas and BermudaNASA's Terra satellite is one of many satellites keeping a close eye on Hurricane Jose and saw the storm between the Bahamas and Bermuda.
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How well electron transport works in furfural biogasFurfural is a promising candidate in the quest for alternative biofuels. Now, a Spanish team has published its findings on the gas's energy efficiency in EPJ D. Ana Lozano from the Institute of Fundamental Physics in Madrid, Spain, and colleagues studied furfural gas subjected to an electron beam to study its scattering characteristics.
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Magnetic fields to alleviate anxietyIt is possible to unlearn fears. And this works even better when a specific region of the brain has previously been stimulated magnetically. This has been shown by researchers from the Würzburg University Hospital in a new study.
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Tough stuff: Spider silk enhanced with graphene-based materialsNatural spider silk has excellent mechanical properties. Researchers from the Graphene Flagship have found a way to boost the strength of spider's silk using graphene-based materials, paving the way for a novel class of high-performance bionic composites.
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Study examines suicide attempts among adults in the United StatesAn overall increase in suicide attempts among adults in the United States appears to have disproportionately affected younger adults with less formal education and those with common personality, mood and anxiety disorders, according to an article published by JAMA Psychiatry.
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Study shows influence of surgeons on likelihood of removal of healthy breast after breast cancer diaAttending surgeons can have a strong influence on whether a patient undergoes contralateral prophylactic mastectomy after a diagnosis of breast cancer, according to a study published by JAMA Surgery.
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Surgeons have major influence on breast cancer treatmentA woman's choice of surgeon plays a significant role in whether she's likely to receive contralateral prophylactic mastectomy, an increasingly popular aggressive breast cancer surgery.
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U.K. Gender-Equality Program Spreads across the WorldU.S. plans to try a version covering race and disability; other countries have already embraced the voluntary rating system -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Lessons From The Stars: How To Live On A Climate-Changed World Classification of planets offers a way to see how Anthropocenes — and a successful route through them — might be part of a continuum of planetary evolution, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. (Image credit: Michael Osadciw/Courtesy of University of Rochester)
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Delayed weaning reduces behavioral problems in catsEarly weaning increases aggression and stereotypic behaviour in cats, shows a new study from Professor Hannes Lohi's research group. Based on the study conducted at the University of Helsinki, the recommended weaning age of 12 weeks should be raised by at least two weeks. Delaying weaning is an easy and cost-efficient way of improving the quality of life of cats.
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New manufacturing process for SiC power devices opens market to more competitionResearchers are rolling out a new manufacturing process and chip design for silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, which can be used to more efficiently regulate power in technologies that use electronics. The process -- called PRESiCE -- was developed to make it easier for companies to enter the SiC marketplace and develop new products.
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New software turns mobile-phone accessory into breathing monitorResearchers have developed new software that makes it possible to use low-cost, thermal cameras attached to mobile phones to track how fast a person is breathing. This type of mobile thermal imaging could be used for monitoring breathing problems in elderly people living alone, people suspected of having sleep apnea or babies at risk for sudden infant death syndrome.
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Fish food for marine farms harbor antibiotic resistance genesFrom isolated caves to ancient permafrost, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and genes for resistance have been showing up in unexpected places. As scientists puzzle over how genes for antibiotic resistance arise in various environments and what risks to human health they might pose, one team has identified a surprising way some of these genes are getting into ocean sediments: through food for marine
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Test strips for cancer detection get upgraded with nanoparticle blingDetecting cancer could be as easy as a home pregnancy test. Current test strip designs are not sensitive enough, but a new design with platinum-coated gold nanoparticles could make cheap and simple test strip detection a reality.
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3-D protein structure offers insight into rapid communication by brain cellsNew HHMI research reveals how three proteins help brain cells synchronize the release of chemical signals. A similar interaction may play a role in how cells secrete insulin and airway mucus, too.
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Hvem har ansvaret, hvis din nye 3D-printede hud ætser?Brugen af 3D-bioprint udgør et fundamentalt skift i ansvar i medicinalsektoren, og i øjeblikket er den eventuelle brug af den nye teknologi ikke klarlagt herhjemme.
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Nintendo fixes a major problem with Switch in-game chat service Enlarge / This little squid boy can now check Twitter without having to disconnect from his in-game chat session. When Nintendo launched its smartphone-based Nintendo Switch multiplayer coordination app back in July, we took major issue with the baffling decision to disconnect voice chat if you switch to another app or put the phone into "sleep mode" with the screen inactive. Credit where it's du
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The Education of Emmanuel Macron Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, would surely have preferred to kick off the most important month of his young administration in a less precarious position. Last week, he unveiled his plans to reform France’s notoriously rigid labor market to grant more flexibility to small companies to directly negotiate some aspects of their contracts with employees, rather than involving the governmen
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Bias against hiring African Americans hasn’t budged Rates of discrimination against African-Americans in field experiments of hiring did not decline from 1990 to 2015, according to the largest and most comprehensive meta-analysis of its kind. “It is often suggested that prejudice and discrimination are fading out over time through a gradual process of liberalization of attitudes,” says Lincoln Quillian, senior author of the study and professor of
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Alarming Study Indicates Why Certain Bacteria Are More Resistant to Drugs in Space The International Space Station. (Image: NASA) To learn more about why some germs seem harder to kill in near-weightless conditions , scientists aboard the ISS recently doused a batch of bacteria with antibiotics—an experiment which resulted in a series of startling physical changes that may be helping the bacteria to survive and thrive in space. Whether we like it or not, bacteria are going to b
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New Driverless Car Guidelines Go Easy on the Guidance
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A forgotten ancient grain that could help Africa prosper | Pierre ThiamForget quinoa. Meet fonio, an ancient "miracle grain" native to Senegal that's versatile, nutritious and gluten-free. In this passionate talk, chef Pierre Thiam shares his obsession with the hardy crop and explains why he believes that its industrial-scale cultivation could transform societies in Africa.
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Self-folding electronics could enable advanced robotics (video)As demand grows for more versatile, advanced robotics and other technologies, the need for components that can enable these applications also increases. Producing such components en masse has been a major challenge. But now, in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, researchers report that they have developed a way to help meet this need by printing electronics that can fold themselves into a desired
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Lion conservation requires effective international cooperationIn response to the alarming population declines of one of the most charismatic representatives of the megafauna, the lion, a team of international wildlife lawyers and lion experts joined efforts to assess the current and potential future role of international treaties regarding the carnivore's conservation. As a result, their review, published in the open-access journal Nature Conservation, provi
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The benefits and pitfalls of urban green spacesWith the rapid expansion of the urban landscape, successfully managing ecosystems in built areas has never been more important.
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Low-level radiation exposure less harmful to health than other modern lifestyle risksLow-level radiation exposure poses less of a health risk than other lifestyle threats, such as smoking, obesity and air pollution, according to Oxford University research.Human populations have always been exposed to ionizing radiation, and more so in modern life. Whilst the risks to human health from medium and high-level radiation are relatively well-understood, the risks at lower levels are les
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Reducing leather pollution with molten saltsFrom handbags and jackets to car interiors, leather products are almost everywhere. But processing the leather for these luxury items creates a lot of potentially harmful pollution. Now, one group reports in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering a new method for processing leather that is more eco-friendly.
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'Vague' anti-terror laws might lead to charities withdrawing from activitiesCharities may withdraw from worthwhile activities because laws designed to stop terrorism are often too vague, experts have warned.
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Red fluorescence in two stepsScientists have identified the mechanism that allows fluorescent proteins to switch colour in two phases. They are thereby laying the groundwork for new applications in microscopy and functional analyses in biological research.
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Hurricane havoc, deep-ocean floats and Mexico’s fatal quake The week in science: 8–14 September 2017. Nature 549 136 doi: 10.1038/549136a
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Can Cops Force You to Unlock Your Phone With Your Face? Customers who shell out $999 for an iPhone X when it comes out in November will have a new party trick in their pockets: They’ll be able to unlock the phone with nothing more than a quick glance at the screen. When they look away, it will lock up again. When new features like this one, which Apple is calling Face ID, make it easier to unlock a phone, they save time; Apple says iPhone users unlock
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Belfast scientists design flexible organic batteryQueen's University scientists design a flexible long-life battery that could be used in pacemakers.
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Quanta Magazine

Viruses Would Rather Jump to New Hosts Than Evolve With Them When new species evolve, where do their viruses come from? As little more than free-ranging bundles of genetic material, viruses desperately need to hijack their hosts’ cellular machinery and resources to replicate, over and over again. Without its host, a virus is nothing. Because of that dependence, some viruses have stuck with their hosts throughout evolution, mutating to make minor adjustment
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Improved model of energy highway along protein strandsEver heard of polarons? They are a kind of quasi-particle resulting from electrons self-trapping in a vibrating crystal lattice. Polarons can be harnessed to transport energy under certain conditions related to the relative vibrations of the electrons and the lattice itself. The theory explaining how polarons carry energy in crystals can be applied to long molecules called polypeptides—which can f
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Supported liquid metal catalysts—a new generation of reaction acceleratorsCatalysts are agents that initiate chemical reactions, speed them up or significantly increase the yield of the desired product. New and improved catalysts are thus considered the key to creating more sustainable and efficient production processes in the chemical industry. In a joint research project, five professors at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and their teams have r
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Best tactical approach to handling patients with simultaneous parasitic and HIV infectionOne of the most common waterborne diseases worldwide is cryptosporidiosis, a parasitic disease affecting the small intestine and possibly our airways. It is a common cause of diarrhoea in HIV-positive patients, who are known to have lower immunity.
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Folding biomolecule model shows how form dictates functionProteins are fundamental macromolecules for life, with a diversity of functions, like acting as channels through cellular walls, catalysers, DNA benders, etc. When it comes to these functions, what matters is the layout of the secondary branches, made up of each protein's amino acids, such as alanine, glutamine, arginine, phenylalanine and tyrosine. These are stabilised mainly by weak interactions
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New research suggests bird songs isolate speciesTwo birds that look the same, but have songs so different they can't recognize each other, should be considered distinct species, suggests new University of British Columbia (UBC) research.
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Apple's Creepy New Emoji Are a Gateway Drug to Furrydom GIF Image: Apple You knew that there was something different about Apple’s big iPhone event this year when the company introduced Animoji, cute, animated cartoon emoji that would move and speak based on the motion of your actual face. “Oh,” you thought to yourself. “This is... new.” Though Apple went on to describe the technology that actually makes the Animoji possible, the concept alone was eno
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Don't Buy a Qi Charger At the Apple Store: This One Is Better and Cheaper Aukey Qi Charging Pad , $15 with code B74B62LZ Update : The charging stand pictured above has sold out, but here’s a regular Qi pad for $10 with promo code 66JC3HUC. You might have heard vague rumblings yesterday about some new phones that support Qi wireless charging, so whether you’re buying your first charging pad, or you’ve enjoyed the feature for years, this $15 Qi stand is a great deal . Un
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When music makes male faces more attractiveWomen rate photographs of male faces more attractive and are more likely to date the men pictured when they have previously heard music. Moreover, highly arousing music led to the largest effect on sexual attraction. A team of psychologists led by Manuela Marin (University of Innsbruck) and Helmut Leder (University of Vienna) explains the significance of this finding in relation to the origins of
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Endometriosis increases risk of complications during pregnancy and deliveryA new meta-analysis shows that pregnant women with endometriosis are at greater risk for a host of complications during pregnancy and at delivery, including preterm birth and cesarean section.
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Researchers show that speech information is more distracting for elderly driversThe navigation system announces a detour, radio programs are selected by voice command: for many, in-car voice control is an everyday occurrence. Companies also have seniors in mind as customers. In research, however, it has been unclear whether complex language information distracts seniors from a second activity any more than it does younger people. Scientists from Saarbrücken have now examined
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Differences in aggression among people with dementiaPhysical aggression among people with dementia is not unusual. A study from Lund University in Sweden showed that one-third of patients with the diagnosis Alzheimer's disease or frontotemporal dementia were physically aggressive towards healthcare staff, other patients, relatives, animals and complete strangers. This manifestation of disease must be both understood and addressed in the right way.
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South Africa's long-legged bees adapted to pollinate snapdragon flowersNew research shows that, in an extraordinary case of adaptation, the disproportionately long front legs of South Africa's oil-collecting Rediviva bee species have evolved in response to the equally long oil-producing spurs of snapdragons.
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Best tactical approach to handling patients with simultaneous parasitic and HIV infectionCryptosporidiosis, a parasitic disease affecting the small intestine and possibly our airways, is a common cause of diarrhea in HIV-positive patients. Now Kazeem Oare Okosun from Vaal University of Technology in South Africa, together with colleagues from Pakistan and Nigeria, has developed a new model and numerical simulations to determine the optimal combination of prevention and treatment strat
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Multifunctional nano-sized drug carriers based on reactive polypept(o)idesIn cooperation with researchers from the University of Tokyo and Gutenberg Research Awardee Prof. Kazunori Kataoka, Chemists from Mainz have been able to demonstrate that reactive polypept(o)ides constitute ideal building blocks to control morphology and function of carrier systems in a simple but precise manner.
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Folding biomolecule model shows how form dictates functionProteins are fundamental macromolecules for life, with a diversity of functions. To perform these functions, what matters is the layout of these proteins' secondary branches. In a new study published in EPJ D, Jorge González from the University of the Basque Country, in Leioa, Spain and colleagues have developed a theoretical method to calculate the most stable disposition that biomolecules try to
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A new method provides better insights into real-world network evolutionNature is full of so-called real-world complex systems, such as protein interactions. To study them, reconstruction of complex networks is key as the data available is often inaccurate. In this context, link prediction matters. Jin-Xuan Yang and Xiao-Dong Zhang from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China have just published a new study in EPJ B, providing a valuable reference for the choice of a s
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Improved model of energy highway along protein strandsIn a new study published in EPJ B, Jingxi Luo and Bernard Piette from Durham University, UK, present a new mathematical model that explains the energy transport mechanism permitting energy generated inside a biological cell to move along transmembrane proteins towards the cell's exterior.
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Supported liquid metal catalysts -- a new generation of reaction acceleratorsCatalysts are agents that initiate chemical reactions, speed them up or increase the yield of the desired product. New and improved catalysts are thus considered the key to creating more sustainable and efficient production processes in the chemical industry. Researchers at FAU have discovered how to bypass the known drawbacks of the technical catalysts that are currently in use by means of a new
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New research suggests bird songs isolate speciesTwo birds that look the same, but have songs so different they can't recognize each other, should be considered distinct species, suggests new research. Among 72 related populations of Central and South American birds the researchers tested, they found evidence for 21 new species.
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A new method provides better insights into real-world network evolutionNature and society are full of so-called real-world complex systems, such as protein interactions. Theoretical models, called complex networks, describe them and consist of nodes representing any basic element of that network, and links describing interactions or reactions between two nodes.
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South Africa's long-legged bees adapted to pollinate snapdragon flowersNew research from Stellenbosch University (SU) in South Africa shows that, in an extraordinary case of adaptation, the disproportionately long front legs of South Africa's oil-collecting Rediviva bee species have evolved in response to the equally long oil-producing spurs of snapdragons.
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Darkness on the Edge of Broad City “I’m much more mature than when you last saw me,” Ilana Wexler says to a former confidante in the third episode of Broad City ’s fourth season. I won’t spoil the context of the scene, but Broad City fans will know to assume the line arrives with a jumbo-molar -sized heap of irony. Suffice it to say, Ilana’s supposed newfound maturity does not save her from a predicament involving cocaine, lingeri
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Research provides evidence of ground-ice on asteroidsResearch at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering has revealed new evidence for the occurrence of ground ice on the protoplanet Vesta.
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Researchers helping connect fluid dynamics research to brain traumaAs many YouTube videos show, striking the top of a liquid-filled bottle can shatter the bottom. Now researchers are hoping to use new knowledge of that party trick to help fill a gap in something much more serious: brain research.
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Vind og biomasse kan umuligt redde de københavnske CO2-målVedvarende energi skulle have holdt hånden under Københavns mål om at blive CO2-neutral i 2025, men kommunens fejlskøn på transportområdet er for stort til, at det vedvarende energi kan kompensere for det.
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Warm-up could obliterate 33% of Earth’s parasites Changing climate around the globe could cause the extinction of up to a third of the world’s parasite species by 2070, report researchers. Parasites are one of the most threatened groups of life—and their loss could dramatically disrupt ecosystems, experts say. Parasites have an admittedly bad reputation. The diverse group of organisms includes tapeworms, roundworms, ticks, lice, fleas, and other
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Ars Technica

Some iPad Pros cost $50 more today as Apple quietly ups prices Enlarge / The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) iPads didn't make an appearance in the new Steve Jobs Theater yesterday during Apple's event, but some models did experience a change. Apple raised prices for select iPad Pro 10.5- and 12.9-inch models by $50 yesterday, and a report by 9to5mac suggests it's due to the increased prices of NAND flash storage. The 256GB version of the
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Looking for Answers, Times Reporters Tested the Water in HoustonHere’s how we did it, with the help of some intrepid and highly skilled scientists.
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Mercedes-AMG's $2.8M Project One Hypercar Is Finally HereFinally, the specs and photos you've been waiting for.
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A popular bottle-breaking trick is giving insight to brain injuriesAs many YouTube videos show, striking the top of a liquid-filled bottle can shatter the bottom. Researchers from BYU, USU and a Japanese university are hoping to use new knowledge of that party trick to help fill a gap in something much more serious: brain research.
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Study clears important hurdle towards developing an HIV vaccineAn international team of researchers has demonstrated a way of overcoming one of the major stumbling blocks that has prevented the development of a vaccine against HIV: the ability to generate immune cells that stay in circulation long enough to respond to and stop virus infection.
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Study shows modified blood thinner reduces the impact of traumatic brain injury in miceA chemically modified version of the common blood thinner heparin may be the first promising method of preventing the harmful cascade of destruction to brain tissue that commonly follows traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to new research findings.
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NASA-funded research at USC provides evidence of ground-ice on asteroidsResearch at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering has revealed new evidence for the occurrence of ground ice on the protoplanet Vesta.
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Research finds entrenched hiring bias against African-AmericansIn a new Northwestern University meta-analysis, the largest and most comprehensive of its kind, researchers aiming to assess trends in hiring discrimination in America against African-Americans and Latinos found no change in rates of discrimination against African-Americans in field experiments of hiring from 1990 to 2015. The meta-analysis documents persistence of racial discrimination in US labo
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Wildfires raged over nine states for the first half of September. Here's what will rise from the ashes. Environment Next spring will bring mushrooms, flowers and woodpeckers to the Chaparral forests. These four species flourish after flame.
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Science | The Guardian

How a newly-discovered mastodon jaw became a mammoth mystery Dr Chris Widga and his team thought the remains they were excavating were ‘just another mastodon’. But when the jaw appeared, it was unlike anything the team had ever seen. What exactly could it be? He’d been offering tantalising hints throughout his presentation: an ulna here; a large femur there; a calculated weight of 16 tons for this animal. But it wasn’t until he showed an image of the excav
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Stone stackers at ancient sites could face jail, warns Historic England Pastime of creating ‘fairy castles’ is feared to be putting protected monuments such as Stowe’s Hill in Cornwall at risk The public body responsible for looking after some of England’s most historic places has issued a stern warning to people who indulge the art of stone stacking in protected spots. Historic England said that in some circumstances people who balance or stack stones may be breakin
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Bernie Sanders Makes His Pitch for Single Payer Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is making big promises and raising the expectations of liberal voters on health care. On Wednesday, Sanders will formally unveil the 2017 version of his “Medicare-for-all” legislation, shifting talk of single payer on Capitol Hill from an abstract conversation over whether the government should provide universal health coverage to a concrete discussion of a specific
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Scientists reveal distinct substrate-binding mode in o-succinylbenzoyl-CoA synthetaseo-Succinylbenzoyl-CoA (OSB-CoA) synthetase (MenE) is an essential enzyme in bacterial vitamin K biosynthesis and an important target in the development of new antibiotics. It is a member of the adenylating enzymes (ANL) family, which reconfigure their active site in two different active conformations, one for the adenylation half-reaction and the other for a thioesterification half-reaction, in a
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Researchers identify new species of prehistoric crocodileAround 95 million years ago, a giant relative of modern crocodiles ruled the coastlines and waterways of what would one day become north central Texas.
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Google lider af udfald: Gmail, YouTube, Maps og flere andre services ramt Strømudfald står angiveligt bag udfald fra en række Google-tjenester. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/brugere-oplever-problemer-med-gmail-youtube-maps-flere-andre-services-1080514 Version2
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New hope for 'bubble baby disease'If untreated, severe combined immune deficiency (SCID) syndrome -- or 'bubble baby disease' -- is often fatal within the first year of a infant's life. A checklist of SCID markers could make diagnosis faster, allowing more babies to receive treatment within a critical timeframe.
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The beam of invisibilityResearchers from TU Wien, together with colleagues from Greece and the USA, have now developed a new idea for a cloaking technology. A completely opaque material is irradiated from above with a specific wave pattern -- with the effect that light waves from the left can now pass through the material without any obstruction. This surprising result opens up completely new possibilities for active cam
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Privacy streams helps developers create privacy friendly appsA smartphone app that accesses sensitive information about the user might raise red flags regarding privacy. But the app may not need the details that users find most troublesome. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon and Peking universities have addressed this dilemma by creating a service, PrivacyStreams, that enables app developers to access the data they need for functionality while assuring users th
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Scientists reveal distinct substrate-binding mode in o-succinylbenzoyl-CoA synthetaseUsing a catalytically competent Bacillus subtilis mutant protein complexed with an OSB-CoA analogue, researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology revealed a thioesterification active site conserved among MenE orthologues and a substrate-binding mode distinct from those of many other acyl/aryl-CoA synthetases. Several residues that specifically contribute to the thioesterific
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Localized orbital scaling correction functional ushering DFT to a new level of accuracyDelocalization error is one of the dominant errors that impair density functional approximations, and responsible for the errors in energy level alignment, charge transfer and band gap predictions. Eliminating delocalization error has been the most challenging open problem. Recently, researchers based in US and China have developed a localized orbital scaling correction framework that systematical
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Is the Earth warming? The ocean gives you the answerPreviously, the global mean surface temperature has been widely used as a key metric of global warming. However, a new study published in AGU's Eos proposed a better way of measuring global warming: monitoring ocean heat content change and sea level rise.
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UT faculty member helps identify new species of prehistoric crocodileAround 95 million years ago, a giant relative of modern crocodiles ruled the coastlines and waterways of what would one day become north central Texas. A team including the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Stephanie Drumheller-Horton has identified this species, Deltasuchus motherali.
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This Month-Long Timelapse of Life at Sea Makes Me Want to Sail the World GIF There are certainly some downsides to working aboard a massive container ship that criss-crosses the world’s oceans for months at a time. But through the lens of JeffHK’s timelapse camera, it’s hard to imagine a more soothing and relaxing career choice than roaming the open sea. Over 30 days, Jeff captured roughly 80,000 photos of the ship’s journey through the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, the
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Lots of red meat and poultry linked to diabetes risk New research links an increased risk of diabetes to higher intake of red meat and poultry, and suggests dietary iron may play a role in the association. These findings come from the Singapore Chinese Health Study, which recruited 63,257 adults aged 45–74 years between 1993 and 1998, and then followed them up for an average of about 11 years. The study found a positive association between intakes
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Researchers develop technology enabling standard cameras to produce hyperspectral imagesResearchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have developed miniaturized hyperspectral technology as an add-on for a standard camera that will generate superior quality images and video faster and at a lower cost than currently available commercial devices.
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Helping Chinese farmers tackle erosion, increase profitsOn the steep farming slopes of China, Bozhi Wu and his research associates are finding ways to improve economic and environmental stability.
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Better, cheaper bio-ink may be used to create artificial organsA new bio-ink that may support a more efficient and inexpensive fabrication of human tissues and organs has been created by researchers at UBC's Okanagan campus.
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The new economy of excrement Entrepreneurs are finding profits turning human waste into fertiliser, fuel and even food. Nature 549 146 doi: 10.1038/549146a
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Better, cheaper bio-ink may be used to create artificial organsA new bio-ink that may support a more efficient and inexpensive fabrication of human tissues and organs has been created by researchers at UBC's Okanagan campus. The UBC team analyzed the physical and biological properties of three different GelMA hydrogels -- porcine skin, cold-water fish skin and cold-soluble gelatin.
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Measuring sepsis incidence and trends in US hospitals using clinical dataThe findings challenge the use of claims data for sepsis surveillance.
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Helping Chinese farmers tackle erosion, increase profitsOn the steep farming slopes of China, Bozhi Wu and his research associates are finding ways to improve economic and environmental stability. They studied intercropping with corn and either setaria grass or chili peppers.
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Superior pathological diagnosis using transparent tissuesRIKEN Quantitative Biology Center and Osaka University researchers show CUBIC, a tissue clearing and 3-D imaging technique, makes human organs transparent to improve pathology diagnosis.
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Fresh Updates on Bond 25, The Flash, Glass, and More The hunt is on for a director for the next Bond movie. Locke and Key casts another important member of the Locke family. A familiar face from the Transformers films is returning for the Bumblebee spinoff. Plus, Barry Allen returns in new Flash footage and another Punisher teaser. Spoilers now! Bond 25 Speaking with Screen Daily at the Toronto premiere of Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool , Barbar
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Brintbusser lover os ren luft i byerneVIDEO: Tirsdag kørte en tysk brintbus rundt på Amager. Den skulle fremvise perspektiverne i teknologien, der kan være med til at gøre Movias busser uafhængige af fossile brændsler.
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Ars Technica

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update shaking up privacy settings some more Microsoft is continuing to tinker with the privacy configuration and options in Windows 10 with the Fall Creators Update, due for release on October 17 , including yet more changes to the privacy controls above and beyond those made in the previous update . The biggest change surrounds not Windows itself but third-party applications. Similar to applications on mobile platforms, Windows Store appl
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Cassini to live-stream its final moments in Saturn’s atmosphereBefore the Cassini spacecraft ends its 20-year mission by disintegrating in Saturn’s atmosphere, we have one last chance for new information on the gas giant
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It’s a disgrace there are no women on UK’s key science committeeWhen the main science committee in the UK parliament turned out to be devoid of women MPs, a backlash was inevitable, says Lara Williams
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The hottest place ever recorded on Earth’s surface was 2370°CWhen a rock from space crashed to ground 38 million years ago, it briefly heated the impact zone to 2370°C, the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth’s crust
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The Atlantic

How Motherhood Affects Creativity Her labor begins, and she leans back on her bottom, pulling the first baby out of her body with her own hands and teeth. Within five minutes, another newborn arrives. Soon, her babies are squirming around her, squealing and desperate to suckle. Although the mother rat has never given birth before this, she is now responsible for a dozen lives—so she hits the ground running, instinct as her compas
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Carmakers see promise of bonanza in eastern EuropeAs Frankfurt's IAA auto show gets under way, European carmakers are looking to the continent's east for growth, where increasing numbers of people are wealthy enough to afford their own wheels.
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Three 'super-Earth' exoplanets orbiting nearby star discovered(Phys.org)—NASA's prolonged Kepler mission, known as K2, has made another significant discovery, revealing the existence of three new exoplanets. The newly found alien worlds circle the nearby star GJ 9827 and were classified as "super-Earths." The finding is presented in a paper published Sept. 6 on arXiv.org.
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As Alaska Thaws, Everything Changes HEALY, ALASKA —Bitter winters still dominate life in the Alaskan interior, but a practiced eye can spot the signs of a warming climate, particularly in the ground. Beneath the rolling fields of tussock scattered just north of the Alaska Range, what was once permanently frozen is starting to thaw. The impacts could ripple across the planet. “Very bizarre events are happening.” Ten feet from where
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Fedtbjerg på størrelse med blåhval fundet i kloak i LondonDet nyfundne monster på 250 meter er historisk stort og et resultat af, at folk smider affald i toilettet og skyller olie ud i køkkenvasken.
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Dagens Medicin

Hudlæger og plastikkirurger skal have eneret på at fjerne tatoveringer Hudlæger, plastikkirurger og eventuelt medhjælpere skal fremover være de eneste, der må fjerne tatoveringer, hvis det står til Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed. Danske dermatologer roser ideen.
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How the US Can Counter Threats from DIY Weapons and AutomationOpinion: The government must address security threats from DIY weapons and autonomous vehicles.
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The most striking images of Hurricane Irma Environment Aftermath of a powerful storm. Hurricane Irma was a behemoth. At over 420 miles wide, the storm was one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean.
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Older fathers found to produce less fertile offspring(Phys.org)—An international team of researchers has conducted an extensive study of male fertility and aging and has found evidence of older fathers producing less fertile offspring than younger fathers. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes their study of the reproductive success of children from males of different ages from several time periods, and
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An important process fueling harmful algal blooms investigated in Canadian water bodiesFor many Canadians, summer time means time at the lake, swimming, fishing, boating, and relaxing. Nothing can spoil this experience like blue-green mats of muck, caused by algal blooms. These blooms negatively affect not only recreational activities but also put drinking water source, property values, wildlife, and human health at risk. In the 1970s, scientists discovered that the nutrient phospho
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Why are there so many berries this year?Berries are appearing early this year - and promise to last much longer than usual, according to experts.
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Gizmodo

24 Things You Can Do in iOS 11 That You Couldn't Do Before Image: Apple After months of build up and beta testing, the finished version of iOS 11 is out September 19 , just a couple days ahead of the launch of the iPhone X . So what exactly can you do with it that’s new? Here are the big new features you should get to know. But first a quick note on compatibility: iOS 11 will only work on 64-bit devices, so that’s an iPhone 5S or newer, a fifth generatio
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Machine gaydar—AI is reinforcing stereotypes that liberal societies are trying to get rid ofFollowing the old saying that "knowledge is power", companies are seeking to infer increasingly intimate properties about their customers as a way to gain an edge over their competitors. The growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI), algorithms that use machine learning to analyse large multifaceted data sets, provides an especially attractive way to do this. In particular, the rapid advancement in A
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Back from the dead—how to revive a lost speciesScientists from around the world are hoping to return a lost species of giant tortoise to one of the world-famous Galápagos islands.
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China Reportedly Has a Secure Quantum Communication Network
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Charmonium surprise at LHCbToday, the LHCb experiment at CERN presented a measurement of the masses of two particular particles with a precision that is unprecedented at a hadron collider for this type of particles. Until now, the precise study of these "charmonium" particles, invaluable source of insights into the subatomic world, required dedicated experiments to be built.
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Multifunctional nano-sized drug carriers based on reactive polypept(o)idesNano-sized carrier systems have medical application in improving pharmacologic properties of bioactive agents. For many therapeutic approaches, it is important that the carrier system can stably incorporate the cargo during circulation without inducing aggregation, while cargo should ideally only be released after successful cellular uptake. These requirements have thus far only been met by chemis
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Delayed weaning reduces behavioural problems in catsEarly weaning increases aggression and stereotypic behaviour in cats, shows a new study from Professor Hannes Lohi's research group. Based on the study conducted at the University of Helsinki, the recommended weaning age of 12 weeks should be raised by at least two weeks. Delaying weaning is an easy and cost-efficient way of improving the quality of life of cats.
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Is tech killing indigenous African languages?Is tech killing indigenous African languages? Prof. Leketi Makalela, head of Languages, Literacies and Literatures in the Wits School of Education talks back.
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From sea to rising sea—climate change in AmericaSo the climate is getting warmer. Who cares?
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Futurity.org

Antibody treatment cuts flare-ups of tough COPD Researchers have found that an existing treatment could help patients with a specific kind of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). “These patients already have been given every treatment we have to offer them and are still having flare-ups…” In a new paper, researchers report that an antibody treatment reduced the rate of flare-ups by nearly 20 percent in patients with a subgroup of trea
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Ars Technica

Drug company hands patents off to Native American tribe to avoid challenge Enlarge / The administration and community building of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. (credit: P199 via Wikimedia ) A drug company has found a novel way to avoid challenges to some of its most prized patents: handing them off to a Native American tribe for safe-keeping. On Friday, Allergan disclosed that it gave six patents covering its top-selling dry eye drug Restasis to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe
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Dansk forsker gør klar til mission på 10 km dybt vandNyt udstyr i førerløse robot-ubåde skal opklare, hvad der sker i bunden af verdenshavenes dybeste grave. Professor Ronnie Glud fra SDU planlægger ny mission til Stillehavet ud for New Zealand.
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Dagens Medicin

Hammel Neurocenter afskediger 40 medarbejdereFærre henvisninger fra andre regioner får nu Hammel Neurocenter i Region Midtjylland til at lukke otte sengepladser og afskedige 40 medarbejdere.
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Is 'sharenting' on social media the new normal?Parents are posting photos of their children on social media to build their personal brand and boost their role as influencers, Murdoch University researcher Dr Catherine Archer has warned.
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UK's first Urban Observatory provides unique understanding of how our cities workHundreds of sensors deployed across Newcastle and Gateshead are providing us with a digital view of the interactions in our cities and the impact climate change might have on them.
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The Atlantic

Jenny Zhang: 'Tiny Stories' Are Vital to Literature By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Colum McCann, George Saunders, Emma Donoghue, Michael Chabon, and more. Doug McLean Jenny Zhang’s story collection Sour Heart begins with something you don’t see often in fiction: a two-page meditation on the logistics of taking “a big dump.” The Zhang family lives in a crumbli
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Science-Based Medicine

Faith and Supplements – B17Amygdalin is a toxic snake oil dating back to 1830, but it is still sold today with a combination of supplement industry deception, faith, and conspiracy theories.
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430-million-year-old extinct echinoderm found in England(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from the U.K. and the U.S. has identified the remains of a 430-million-year-old extinct echinoderm found in a fossil bed in Herefordshire, England. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group explains their study of the specimen, which they note is the first example ever found of an extinct echinoderm with preserved tube feet. They hav
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Memoir by John Saunders Sheds Light on Depression There are many sad elements of John Saunders’ autobiography, Playing Hurt , from the author’s troubled childhood to his traumatic brain injury to his persistent depression. Most heartbreaking, though, is that Saunders died before the book was published, denying him the chance to witness its impact. Readers who know nothing about the sports broadcaster’s career nor have any close ties to mental il
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Children on Medicaid have equal chance of cancer survival Children who have private insurance or Medicaid when they are diagnosed with cancer have the same chance of survival, but researchers also find some evidence for an increased risk of death for children who have no insurance at all. “Our findings support the idea that Medicaid is comparable to private insurance for kids with cancer, meaning that, in this setting at least, it is not inferior,” says
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Study advances efforts to screen all children for Type 1 diabetesResearchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Stanford University and the University of Florida report the development of a novel antibody detection technology that holds promise for improving the accuracy of diagnostic tests for type 1 diabetes in young children and making populationwide screening practical.
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As 'flesh-eating' Leishmania come closer, a vaccine against them does, tooBoils the size of sand dollars, facial damage reminiscent of acid wounds, death by maiming of the liver and spleen. Leishmania parasites inflict suffering around the world that is the stuff of parables. They are the second-deadliest parasites after malaria, and global warming is slowly pushing them north toward the United States. Can a new experimental vaccine someday stop them? The vaccine has wo
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Paper-based tuberculosis test could boost diagnoses in developing countriesDiagnosing tuberculosis early can allow patients to receive the medicine they need and also help prevent the disease from spreading. But in resource-limited areas, equipment requirements and long wait times for results are obstacles to diagnosis and treatment. To tackle this problem, scientists report in ACS Sensors the development of a fast, paper-based tuberculosis test that can be read with a s
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Want to rebound from failure? Feel the painFeeling the pain of failure leads to more effort to correct your mistake than simply thinking about what went wrong, according to a new study.
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Nyt flisanlæg skal forsyne det halve Grindsted med overskudsvarmeEt nyt flisfyret anlæg skal nedbringe udledningen af CO2 hos Dupont i Grindsted. Overskudsvarme fra anlægget skal sendes ud på byens fjernevarmenet.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

More coal doesn't equal more peak powerThe proposed closure date for Liddell, AGL's ancient and unreliable coal power station, is five years and probably two elections away. While AGL has asked for 90 days to come up with a plan to deliver equivalent power into the market, state and local governments, businesses and households will continue to drive the energy revolution.
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The Greatest Strength of 'Westworld' Is Its InhumanityThe HBO show's robots of the future are at their most interesting when they're at their least human.
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Futurity.org

What climate change means for northern, colder cities A new study outlines some of the effects that climate change will have on northern cities with cold climates, including in Europe and the North America. Southern cities such as Houston and Tampa—which faced the wrath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, respectively—may not be the only urban environments vulnerable to extreme weather, the researchers say. Northern cities also face the potential for flo
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Should the US put power lines underground?It is the height of a highly destructive hurricane season in the United States. The devastation of Harvey in Texas and Louisiana caused nearly 300,000 customers to lose electricity service, and Hurricane Irma has cut service to millions of people. Soon, winter storms will bring wind and snow to much of the country.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Paper-based tuberculosis test could boost diagnoses in developing countriesDiagnosing tuberculosis (TB) early can allow patients to receive the medicine they need and also help prevent the disease from spreading. But in resource-limited areas, equipment requirements and long wait times for results are obstacles to diagnosis and treatment. To tackle this problem, scientists report in ACS Sensors the development of a fast, paper-based tuberculosis test that can be read wit
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Ars Technica

Can a tattoo on human flesh be copyrighted? We’ll soon find out Enlarge (credit: Getty / Aurich) There's a tattoo as a design, and then there's that same tattoo after it's inked on the human body. Tattoo artists often copyright their tattoos. But does that copyright stick once the image is inked on the human body? So far, no US court has ruled that it does, despite several lawsuits on the topic that have settled out of court or have been dropped. But barring
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Alternative CRISPR system is less specific, more robustThe genetic tool adept at line-by-line gene editing, CRISPR, has revolutionized the ability of scientists to manipulate genes for experimental, and perhaps someday therapeutic, purposes. But it comes in several varieties. The most commonly used, CRISPR-Cas9, only one of many CRISPR systems that, in nature, help bacteria defend themselves against invading viruses by chopping up viral DNA.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Elephants are changing their behaviour in fear of poachersResearch, conducted by Save The Elephants and the University of Twente in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service, has discovered that elephants move more at night in areas that suffer high levels of poaching, turning to feeding and travelling instead of sleeping.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

How does the sea 'disappear' when a hurricane passes by?You may have seen the media images of bays and coastlines along Hurricane Irma's track, in which the ocean has eerily "disappeared", leaving locals amazed and wildlife stranded. What exactly was happening?
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Driving the universal quantum busNIST scientists have achieved a world record in detecting the intensity of an ultra-faint source of light, equaling the capabilities of the deep-space instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope but operating 100 times faster and with equivalent accuracy.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

New method for identifying carbon compounds derived from fossil fuelsScientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a laboratory instrument that can measure how much of the carbon in many carbon-containing materials was derived from fossil fuels. This will open the way for new methods in the biofuels and bioplastics industries, in scientific research, and environmental monitoring. Among other things, it will allow scientists
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Cassini's search for the building blocks of life on TitanLakes and seas of liquid methane, rain from hydrocarbon clouds, and evidence of poisonous hydrogen cyanide in the atmosphere of Titan were just some of the discoveries the Cassini probe made of Saturns's largest moon.
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Big Think

AI Now Has “Gaydar”—A Controversial Claim, But Is It Unethical? The internet is ablaze in controversy over the new AI "Gaydar" study. Did the researchers do anything wrong by pursuing this research? Read More
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Dagens Medicin

Hospitalerne slipper for produktivitetskrav i Nordjylland
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

The beam of invisibilityHow do we make an object invisible? Researchers from TU Wien (Vienna), together with colleagues from Greece and the USA, have now developed a new idea for a cloaking technology. A completely opaque material is irradiated from above with a specific wave pattern – with the effect that light waves from the left can now pass through the material without any obstruction. This surprising result opens up
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Calcium to phosphorus ratio in pig diets established by new studyThe amount of digestible calcium included in pig diets has a direct impact on phosphorus digestibility, but the optimum ratio between the two minerals has not yet been found. In a recent study from the University of Illinois, scientists have established a first approximation of that ratio for 25 to 50 kilogram pigs.
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