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New theory on origin of the asteroid belt(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with Université de Bordeaux has proposed a new theory to explain the origin of the asteroid belt. In their paper published in Science Advances, Sean Raymond and Andre Izidoro describe their theory and what they found when trying to model it.
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These Completely Wireless Jaybird Headphones Are Almost Amazing All images: Adam Clark Estes/Gizmodo This fall seems like the season we’re finally going to see an amazing new family of gadgets: completely wireless headphones that work properly. Sure, companies have tried for years, but most of those attempts have sucked (or been really hard to actually buy ). And now, Jaybird is sprinting out of the gates with Run, a slick set of earbuds that practically disa
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Study adds to evidence that racial and economic factors affect surgical pain managementA 'look back' analysis of more than 600 major colorectal surgeries using a 'checklist' tool has added further evidence that racial and socioeconomic disparities may occur during many specific stages of surgical care, particularly in pain management.
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New study on graphene-wrapped nanocrystals makes inroads toward next-gen fuel cellsA new Berkeley Lab-led study provides insight into how an ultrathin coating can enhance the performance of graphene-wrapped nanocrystals for hydrogen storage applications.
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Once-abundant ash tree and antelope species face extinction -- IUCN Red ListNorth America's most widespread and valuable ash tree species are on the brink of extinction due to an invasive beetle decimating their populations, while the loss of wilderness areas and poaching are contributing to the declining numbers of five African antelope species, according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened SpeciesTM. Today's IUCN Red List update also reveals a dramat
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Young binge drinkers show altered brain activityResearchers have studied the brain activity of young binge-drinking college students in Spain, and found distinctive changes in brain activity, which may indicate delayed brain development and be an early sign of brain damage. The results suggest that bingeing has tangible effects on the young brain, comparable with some of those seen in chronic alcoholics.
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Overenskomstaftalen: Det skal der ske nu PLO og RLTN er natten til torsdag blevet enige om en overenskomstaftale efter ti måneders forhandlinger. Nu skal aftalen godkendes af PLO’s bestyrelse, repræsentantskab og medlemmer.
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BMW's i Vision Dynamics Concept Is the Electric Car for the FutureAt the Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW showed off a concept sedan it says will soon enter production.
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Diving for Dakuwaqa: giving Fiji's shark god a helping hand Dakuwaqa reputedly protects those at sea. But with almost 70% Fiji’s shark species threatened with extinction, it’s time for humans to return the favour The Fijian shark culture and mythology is one which deeply appeals to me. The shark is revered by many Fijians, and legend has it that Dakuwaqa , the ancient shark god, provides protection for the people when at sea. But the tables are turned, an
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New study on graphene-wrapped nanocrystals makes inroads toward next-gen fuel cellsA powdery mix of metal nanocrystals wrapped in single-layer sheets of carbon atoms, developed at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), shows promise for safely storing hydrogen for use with fuel cells for passenger vehicles and other uses. And now, a new study provides insight into the atomic details of the crystals' ultrathin coating and how it serves as
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Research shows social media is no substitute for local news coverageOnce, when discussing our changing habits online, Mark Zuckerberg told his colleagues, "a squirrel dying in your front yard may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa."
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Greece botched oil spill response: environment groupsGreek officials botched their response to a minor oil spill that is now threatening beaches near Athens five days after the suspicious sinking of a tanker, environmental groups said Thursday as calls mounted for the competent minister to resign.
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How solar power can protect the US military from threats to the electric gridAs the U.S. military increases its use of drones in surveillance and combat overseas, the danger posed by a threat back at home grows. Many drone flights are piloted by soldiers located in the U.S., even when the drones are flying over Yemen or Iraq or Syria. Those pilots and their control systems depend on the American electricity grid – large, complex, interconnected and very vulnerable to attac
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E-mental health tool may be key for astronauts to cope with anxiety, depression in spaceA clinical trial of an innovative e-mental health tool led by a Stony Brook University psychiatry professor to help address stress, anxiety and/or depression will begin on September 18. The trial is designed to inform the delivery of mental health treatments for astronauts on long duration space missions. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)-funded study involves "astronaut-lik
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A flexible, mobile measuring system for Earth observationOver the next five years, nine research centres of the Helmholtz Association will collaborate to create a flexible, mobile measuring system for Earth observation: MOSES – Modular Observation Solutions for Earth Systems. Researchers will use this system to investigate how short-term dynamic events such as heatwaves and heavy rainfall are linked to the long-term development of Earth and environmenta
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Kronik: Moderne byggeri tager ikke højde for klimaændringer Byggematerialer Klima Projektering
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Killing thousands more badgers won’t eradicate TB in cattleAn extended badger cull in England to try to curb bovine TB is a poor decision. It's time to call off the guns, says ecologist Rosie Woodroffe
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'Handedness' in scale-eating fishTwo researchers from Nagoya University and the University of Toyama find scale-eating fish have a naturally stronger side for attacking prey fish, and learn to use the dominant side through experience.
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With iPhone X, Apple is hoping to augment reality for the everymanThe iPhone X is here, which means Apple's push into augmented reality (AR) begins in earnest.
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Tracing the light inside an LEDThe performance of white LEDs can be improved, based on better knowledge of the absorption and scattering of light inside the LED. A new method, developed by the University of Twente in The Netherlands and Philips Lighting, can lead to efficiency improvement and powerful design tools.
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Supposedly gay-identifying AI tells us more about stereotypes than the origins of sexualityIn a forthcoming paper, two Stanford researchers used a deep neural network to detect sexuality from profile pictures on a US dating website.
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Gizmodo

Today's a Great Day to Buy a SodaStream SodaStream Genesis , $59 Some people can’t live without their coffee, but for me , it’s fizzy water. Today only in Amazon’s Gold Box, you can get a SodaStream Genesis from Amazon for $59 , complete with a small starter CO2 canister, and a mail-in rebate for a free full-sized starter canister, and two carbonating bottles (worth nearly $20 by themselves). If you regularly buy soda or carbonated wat
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3-D supernova simulations reveal mysteries of dying starsAn international team of researchers led by a Monash astronomer has created the longest consistent 3-D model of a neutrino-driven supernova explosion to date, helping scientists to better understand the violent deaths of massive stars.
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Initial survey results reveal a worrying decline in Guinea's forest elephant populationA new survey by Fauna & Flora International (FFI) has highlighted the increasing risk in the density and distribution of forest elephants in Guinea's Ziama Massif forest. This is the first time that such a survey has been attempted since 2004.
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Tomb of early classic Maya ruler found in GuatemalaThe tomb of a Maya ruler excavated this summer at the Classic Maya city of Waka' in northern Guatemala is the oldest royal tomb yet to be discovered at the site, the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Guatemala has announced.
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Reports: China orders bitcoin exchanges to shut downRegulators have ordered Chinese bitcoin exchanges to close, two business newspapers reported Thursday, after uncertainty about the digital currency's future in China caused its price to plunge.
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Asian businesses mull tech solutions to fight modern slaveryAsia's business leaders are working on recommendations for protecting migrant workers from slavery and other abuse, according to Australia's ambassador for people smuggling and human trafficking.
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Syngenta chief calls for debate on 'sustainable agriculture'Swiss agrochemicals giant Syngenta, recently taken over by ChemChina, said there should be a wide-scale debate on what constitutes "sustainable agriculture" in face of a number of current controversies over pesticides.
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Book reports outcomes of Olympic-sized eventsWinning a bid to host a "mega-event" like the Olympic games is the start of a Herculean commitment for host countries. After years of planning, investment and construction, nations roll out the welcome mat for international visitors and media attention. But once the closing ceremonies are over, what are the enduring economic, environmental and human impacts of a mega-event?
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The Atlantic

Should Facebook Ads Be Regulated Like TV Commercials? Last week, Facebook disclosed to congressional investigators that it sold $100,000 worth of advertisements to a troll farm connected to the Kremlin surrounding the U.S. presidential election. These advertisements, which targeted voters with divisive political content, added even more evidence of Russia’s attempts to meddle with the election. But they also contributed to a larger conversation abou
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Live Science

What Is the World's Oldest Photograph?The world's oldest surviving photograph is, well, difficult to see. The grayish-hued plate containing hardened bitumen looks like a blur. Here's how the image was created.
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Researchers track the environmental impact of brick kilns in South AsiaStephen Luby's epiphany came to him 30,000 feet up in the air. The Stanford epidemiologist was flying over India when he realized the view from his window seat was adequate to identify brick kilns on the ground below. The insight was startling for its potential to shed light on an environmental nightmare that kills thousands of people every year.
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Indiana, Reeling from Opioid Crisis, Arms Officials with DataIndiana could provide a model of how states can better understand the spread and dangers of opioids.
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A Secret Job Board Opens to the Masses, Sort ofExecThread lets members share 'hidden' job opportunities, but not everyone can join.
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Forget the Driverless Future. Get Ready to Physically Merge With a Car Called the Roadable SynapseDo we really want autonomous vehicles? Artist Jonathon Keats imagines an alternative: the _driverful_ car.
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Jaybird Freedom 2 Wireless Headphones Review: Same Great Sound, Now Easier to WearOur favorite wireless headphones get better with improved eartips and a redesigned cable system.
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When VR Training Makes the Job Look Better than It IsEmployers increasingly use VR to recruit, retain workers.
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Jaybird Run Review: These Wireless Buds Have Great Sound, but Bad BluetoothThese headphones for runners stay put, but it's tough to keep them connected.
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Resurrecting a Long-Lost Galapagos Giant TortoiseIt may be possible to resurrect the Floreana tortoise, by studying a long-lost population left by pirates on an extinct volcano.
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Take 2 Hikes and Call Me in the MorningSome doctors are prescribing a walk in the park as good medicine for not just physical, but also mental health -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How to peel permanent marker off glassWater’s surface tension can peel a thin hydrophobic film such as permanent ink off glass surfaces.
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Scholars say big ideas are getting harder to findModern-day inventors – even those in the league of Steve Jobs – will have a tough time measuring up to the productivity of the Thomas Edisons of the past.
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Ars Technica

Trump blocks Chinese purchase of US chipmaker over national security Enlarge / Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, chairs the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Defense Secretary James Mattis, right, serves on the committee, which recommended that Trump block the Lattice deal. (credit: Joint Chiefs of Staff ) President Trump has blocked an investment firm owned by the Chinese government from acquiring Lattice Semiconductor, a maker of field
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Gizmodo

Martin Shkreli Says He'll Still Make Money From Jail, Will Read Philosophy Martin Shkreli speaks to the press on August 4th after being found guilty on three counts involving securities fraud (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Talking to Martin Shkreli is neither easy nor enjoyable. The “pharma bro,” who once jacked up the price of a life-saving drug from $13.50 to $750 a pill, likes to needle reporters. But I managed to get a few questions answered over email during
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Live Science

Expect the Unexpected at the 2017 Ig Nobel Prize CeremonyToday (Sept. 14), prizes known as the Ig Nobels honor unconventional research that "first makes people laugh, and then makes them think."
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Live Science

Ancient Teeth Push Back Early Arrival of Humans in Southeast AsiaNew tests on two ancient teeth found in a cave in Indonesia more than 120 years ago have established that early modern humans arrived in Southeast Asia at least 20,000 years earlier than scientists previously thought.
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Live Science

Photos: Teeth Show Humans Arrived in Southeast Asia Up to 73,000 Years AgoNew research shows that early modern humans may have arrived in Southeast Asia at least 20,000 years earlier than scientists previously thought.
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Dagens Medicin

Almen praksis får 60 mio. årligt til praksis med tunge patienter og og udfordret beliggenhed En millionpulje til differentiering af basishonorar skal fordeles til de praksis, der har tunge patienter og dem, der geografisk befinder sig i et lægedækningstruet område. Det står fast med den nye overenskomstaftale for almen praksis.
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The impacts of a chemical reaction known to cause structural problems in concrete damsWhen the Mactaquac Dam opened in New Brunswick, Canada, in 1968, it was expected to have a service life of 100 years, but a chemical reaction occurring within the concrete used to build the dam has drastically shortened that timeline.
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Small-scale fisheries have big impact on oceansA new UBC study has found that small-scale fisheries may have a much larger impact on ocean ecosystems than previously thought, due to a lack of data on their development over time.
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Researchers achieve 4-D printed materialFor the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have successfully 3-D printed composite silicone materials that are flexible, stretchable and possess shape memory behavior, a discovery that could be used to create form-fitting cushioning activated by body heat, such as in a helmet or shoe.
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Research shows residential conservation during drought can hinder wastewater reuseConventional wisdom dictates water conservation can only benefit communities affected by drought. But researchers at the University of California, Riverside have deduced that indoor residential conservation can have unintended consequences in places where systems of wastewater reuse have already been implemented, diminishing both the quantity and quality of influent available for treatment.
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Cassini's "Grand Finale" Will Be a Blaze of GloryThe Cassini orbiter will burn out, but its legacy won’t fade away -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Tiny fighters in sediments determine success of invasive marine plantsArmies of microbes that are invisible to the naked eye battle it out to determine whether exotic marine plants successfully invade new territory and replace native species, UNSW-led research shows.
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Researchers identify opportunities to improve quality, reduce cost of global food assistance deliveryFood assistance delivered to the right people at the right time and in the right place can save lives. In 2016 alone, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) delivered over 1.7 million metric tons of food assistance to over 30 million people in 50 countries around the world. However, USAID estimates that over $10 million of that food never made it to the plates of people in need due
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Image: Infrared and visible imaging of model satelliteThermal infrared and visible light cameras mounted on a robot arm as it approaches a model of a dead satellite, as part of a demonstration of vision-based navigation systems intended for ESA's e.Deorbit active space debris removal mission.
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Ingeniøren

Millioner af ansigtsbilleder opbevares stadig ulovligt af britisk politi 20 millioner billeder ligger i Storbritanniens politis søgbare databaser, men det er imod loven at opbevare sådanne billeder af folk, som ikke er blevet dømt, afgjorde Højesteret i 2012. Men de ligger der stadig - og bruges af politiet. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/millioner-ansigtsbilleder-opbevares-stadig-ulovligt-storbritanniens-politi-1080533 Version2
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Landmanden kan nyde kaffen: Britiske robotter ordner hele høstenEt britisk forsøgsprojekt har vist, hvordan selvkørende landbrugskøretøjer og droner både kan så, pløje, tjekke, sprøjte, gøde og høste en mark. Automatiseringen muliggør brug af mindre køretøjer, der er mindre skadelige for jorden.
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Ingeniøren

Det bedste fra biludstilling i Frankfurt: Kan tyskerne lave elbiler?Har de tyske bilproducenter indset, at der skal nye elbiler på markedet? Vi har samlet de vigtigste nyheder fra årets bilshow i Frankfurt.
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The Atlantic

The Future of Retail Is Stores That Aren’t Stores “We actually don’t call them ‘stores’ anymore—we call them ‘town squares.’” That was an executive at Apple, speaking about the company’s largest stores during its afternoon-long product-release event on Tuesday. In these “town squares,” aisles will be “avenues” and trees will provide customers shade from overhead fluorescents. The company dreams its flagship stores will become “gathering places,”
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The Atlantic

The Missing Pieces of Medicare For All Take a second to step back. Breathe. A certain clarity of perspective is required to understand the weight of the moment. On Wednesday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a bill that could fundamentally reshape a party and the course of partisan politics: the long-awaited Medicare for All Act of 2017 . With the support of 15 congresspeople and significant grassroots and poll support, the b
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Science | The Guardian

Statistical vigilantes: the war on scientific fraud – Science Weekly podcast Hannah Devlin delves into the case of a shamed Japanese scientist to explore how statistical malpractice is damaging science - whether employed knowingly or not Subscribe & Review on iTunes , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud & Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter On paper, the Japanese anaesthesiologist Yoshitaka Fujii was a dazzling model of scientific productivity. Over two
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What Is CamperForce? Amazon's Nomadic Retiree ArmyInside the grueling, rootless lives of the RV dwellers who are spending their golden years working in the e-tail behemoth's warehouses.
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Science | The Guardian

It's an alpha male thing: what dominant chimpanzees and Donald Trump have in common When it comes to US presidents, we expect to see a combination of prestige and dominance. Donald Trump’s Twitter tirades and demands for fealty show he prefers the latter – an ape-like strategy for success From early 1974 through most of 1976, a male chimpanzee named Yeroen held the position of alpha leader in the large, open-air chimpanzee colony at Burgers zoo in Arnhem in the Netherlands. His
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Breakthrough soybean research could save farmers millionsThrough a collaborative project, Purdue University and Dow AgroSciences researchers have discovered a novel soybean gene that provides resistance to a devastating and costly fungal disease.
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Curiosity Mars rover climbing toward ridge topNASA's Mars rover Curiosity has begun the steep ascent of an iron-oxide-bearing ridge that's grabbed scientists' attention since before the car-sized rover's 2012 landing.
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Ingeniøren

Polen vil have atomkraft i 2029Et atomkraftværk på 4,5 GW er på vej i Polen. Første reaktor skal stå færdig i 2029, men der er stadig usikkerhed om finansieringen.
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The Guardian's Science Weekly

Statistical vigilantes: the war on scientific fraud – Science Weekly podcastHannah Devlin delves into the case of a shamed Japanese scientist to explore how statistical malpractice is damaging science - whether employed knowingly or not
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Gizmodo

Watch Sean Spicer Continue to Make Excuses For the President's Shitty Tweets GIF Sean Spicer was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night for an excruciating 20 minutes of bullshit. Kimmel asked him about everything from his infamous claims about inauguration crowd size to President Trump’s tweeting habits. And it’s honestly painful to watch. There’s clearly an effort by Spicer to become more likable now that he’s not constantly lying on behalf of President Trump. But Spicer is lo
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Study paves the way for creating on and off buttons for chemical reactionsUCLA physicists have pioneered a method for creating a unique new molecule that could eventually have applications in medicine, food science and other fields. Their research, which also shows how chemical reactions can be studied on a microscopic scale using tools of physics, is reported in the journal Science.
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Dagens Medicin

Forskere: Udvikling af kræftlægemidler er billigere end hidtil antaget Forskerne sætter i nyt studie spørgsmålstegn ved fastsættelsen af priser på lægemidler mod kræft, efter de når frem til, at udviklingen af kræftlægemidler i gennemsnit koster ca. fire mia. kr. – og ikke som hidtil antaget ca. 17 mia. kr.
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How future quantum computers will threaten today's encrypted dataThe era of full-fledged quantum computers threatens to destroy internet security as we know it. Researchers are in a race against time to prepare new cryptographic techniques before the arrival of quantum computers, as cryptographers Tanja Lange (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands) and Daniel J. Bernstein (University of Illinois at Chicago) describe today in the journal Nature. In
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Evidence of 'night parrot', one of world's rarest birds, found in AustraliaA feather from one of the most elusive birds in the world has been found in South Australia, the first proof in more than a century that it lives there, wildlife experts said Thursday.
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Startup develops animal detection system to prevent roadkillWildlife road accidents threaten endangered species, but roadkill incidents also jeopardize drivers and passengers, and may oblige road operators to disburse costly compensation. Considering that domestic animals such as horses, cattle and dogs are just as likely to be victims, the scale of the problem is apparent. More than 23,000 road accidents involving users and animals were recorded in the Br
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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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Ocean temperature as a vital sign revealing Earth's warmingHuman activities have released carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, and the result is an accumulation of heat in the Earth's climate system, commonly referred to as "global warming." But how fast is the Earth's warming? This is a key question for decision makers, scientists and the general public.
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Localized orbital scaling correction functional ushering DFT to a new level of accuracyKohn-Sham density functional theory is one of the most successful theories in chemistry. It is formally rigorous; its relatively low computational cost and competitive accuracy in small and medium-sized systems make it one of the most popular methods in electronic structure calculations, and perhaps the only choice for modeling quantum effects of electrons in large chemical and biological systems.
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Viden

3 eller 30 år: Hvornår kommer selvkørende biler på vejene?Teknologien er begyndt at bane vejen for en førerløs fremtid. Her er en række eksempler.
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Dagens Medicin

PLO-formand håber nyt klyngesamarbejde vil tiltrække yngre læger Christian Freitag glæder sig over den netop indgåede overenskomstaftales fokus på kvalitetsarbejde i klynger og udflytning af opgaver til almen praksis.
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Temple researchers uncover mechanism behind calorie restriction and lengthened lifespanAlmost a century ago, scientists discovered that cutting calorie intake could dramatically extend lifespan in certain animal species. Despite numerous studies since, however, researchers have been unable to explain precisely why. Now, investigators at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University have broken past that barrier. The new work has been published online Sept. 14 in Nature Comm
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Insulin therapy initially declined and delayed by an average of 2 yearsThirty percent of type 2 diabetic patients don't begin insulin when it's initially recommended, with the average start time being two years later.
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The Atlantic

America's 'Racial Generation Gap' Is Starting to Shrink The maelstrom of Donald Trump’s polarizing presidency has provided few reasons for optimism about any aspect of American race relations. From Charlottesville to the repeal of the deferred-action program for young undocumented immigrants, to battles over policing, Black Lives Matter, voter-identification laws, and a border wall, racially barbed conflict has been a defining feature of the Trump yea
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The Atlantic

The David Carr Generation At the time of his death in early 2015, David Carr was a prominent media columnist for The New York Times . He edited the alt-weekly Washington City Paper in the mid-1990s, where he cultivated some of the great journalistic talent of our day. He was both a blunt and colorful writer, with a gift for similes that would make readers snigger with pleasure. “To call something the most popular podcast
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Image of the Day: Its AliveNew microscopy techniques reveal that heterochromatin-the condensed, seemingly dormant portions of DNA-is not as dense as scientists once thought.
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Science : NPR

VIDEO: Snot Otters Get A Second Chance In Ohio North America's largest amphibian, the Hellbender salamander, is in trouble. They are endangered in several states. A team in Ohio is trying to save them before it's too late. (Image credit: Pete Oxford/Minden Pictures RM/Getty Images)
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Air Pollution From Industry Plagues Houston In Harvey's Wake Flooding in Houston and utility outages led to belches of fumes from refineries and other industrial sites. Residents of a region already struggling with air pollution wonder: Is it safe to breathe? (Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)
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Ingeniøren

Kredsløb i øreringe: Googles kamp mod Uber tager en bizar drejningEt sæt øreringe, en fandenivoldsk korrespondance og et plot om at afsløre Elon Musks såkaldte bluff-nummer. Tidens måske største teknologiske tvist om stjålen lidar-teknologi udvikler sig.
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Dagens Medicin

Rigsrevisionen overvejer undersøgelse af SundhedsplatformenEn forundersøgelse skal afklare, om Rigsrevisionen skal gennemføre en egentlig undersøgelse af Region Hovedstaden investering i Sundhedsplatformen.
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Drug for type 2 diabetes provides significant benefits to type 1 diabetic patientsA majority of patients with type 1 diabetes who were treated with dapagliflozin, a type 2 diabetes medicine, had a significant decline in their blood sugar levels, according to a new study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.
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New device reveals spinning head of sperm and gives scientists clearest view of its 3-D motionScientists have been observing sperm cells since the invention of the optical microscope. But surprisingly little has been known about sperm swimming patterns in 3-D – information that could help and improve scientists' understanding of the biophysics of sperm locomotion, which can shed light on key physical attributes of healthy and defect sperm.
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Portugal struggles to rise from the ashes of its deadliest fireJoaquim Godinho and his wife Edite watch with blank faces and heavy hearts as a bulldozer demolishes the charred remains of their home of nearly 30 years.
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Samsung steps up push into autonomous driving technologySamsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it will invest 75 million euro ($89 million) in TTTech, a Vienna, Austria-based company that makes autonomous driving technologies and safety controls for Audi cars and others, stepping up its push into autonomous driving technology.
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Epic quest to document 'miracle' of Hebrew languageThe bespectacled man with two pens in his shirt pocket and a black skullcap atop grey hair points to his computer screen and explains an epic project spanning generations.
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Life and death of Irma: 2 weeks of fury and devastation endIrma, which flattened some Caribbean islands and enveloped nearly all of Florida in its fury, no longer exists. The open Atlantic's most powerful hurricane on record finally sputtered out as an ordinary rainstorm over Ohio and Indiana.
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Dagens Medicin

Praktiserende læger får ny overenskomstPLO og Danske Regioner er enige om ny overenskomst.
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Record rain as typhoon batters southern Japanese islandsA strong typhoon lashed islands in southern Japan Thursday, packing gusts of up to 252 kilometres an hour and leaving thousands without power as it headed towards the mainland.
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Trump blocks Chinese purchase of US semiconductor makerU.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday blocked a Chinese government-financed firm's acquisition of an Oregon semiconductor maker on national security grounds.
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Worries hit consumer market over US ban of KasperskyWorries rippled through the consumer market for antivirus software after the U.S. government banned federal agencies from using Kaspersky Labs software on Wednesday. Best Buy said it will no longer sell software made by the Russian company, although one security researcher said most consumers don't need to be alarmed.
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World's oldest panda dies aged 37 in ChinaThe world's oldest captive giant panda has died at age 37—more than 100 years in human years—her handlers in China said on Thursday as they gave "Basi" an emotional send-off befitting a minor celebrity.
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Wisconsin Legislature to approve $3B incentive for FoxconnThe deal to develop a massive Foxconn plant in Wisconsin will be virtually complete Thursday when the state Legislature votes to approve a $3 billion incentive package to lure the Taiwan-based electronics giant to the state—the biggest state subsidy to a foreign company in U.S. history.
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Forest fires are not limited to hot or temperate climatesForest fires and wildland fires are common in summer in the temperate boreal forest, rarer at high altitudes, and unheard of in an ice age at high altitudes - until now. Evidence of wildfires dating back 20,000 years was recently discovered in the Massif du Queyras, in the heart of the French Alps, 2,240 metres above sea level. The news comes in a joint Canada-France study published in New Phytolo
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Climate change challenges the survival of fish across the worldClimate change will force many amphibians, mammals and birds to move to cooler areas outside their normal ranges, provided they can find space and a clear trajectory among our urban developments and growing cities.
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The internet may be secular, but religious Americans aren't worried, survey showsDespite the pervasive use of the Internet in everyday life, most Americans report they never use it to find religious or spiritual content, and most never use it to share religious views, according to the Baylor Religion Survey.
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NASA's one-year mission investigates how space affects astronauts' functional performanceAdapting to the microgravity environment of space changes the way your brain interprets sensory signals, decreases muscle strength and alters cardiovascular function. Astronauts will need to overcome these changes to perform critical mission tasks on a journey to Mars. Simple tasks on Earth such as exiting a vehicle becomes more crucial when stepping foot in an unfamiliar world. Maintaining balanc
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NASA sees spiraling bands of storms wrap into Tropical Cyclone DoksuriNASA's Aqua satellite observed fragmented feeder bands of strong thunderstorms spiraling into the low-level center of Tropical Cyclone Doksuri.
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Chronic pain common in people living with HIVAll people living with HIV should be screened for chronic pain, which affects 39 to 85 percent of people with the condition, recommend new HIVMA guidelines.Those who have chronic pain should be treated using a multidisciplinary approach focused on non-drug options ranging from yoga to physical therapy, note the guidelines. Opioids should never be a first-line treatment.
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Study: patients should be warned of stroke risk before chiropractic neck manipulationAnother study adds to growing body of evidence that chiropractic neck manipulation is a risk factor for stroke. Patients should be warned of risk.
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Samsung tilbyder op til 200.000 dollars for fund af sikkerhedshuller i mobiltelefoner Den koreanske mobilproducent Samsung udlover kontant betaling for sikkerhedshuller i produkter fra virksomheden. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/samsung-tilbyder-200000-dollars-fund-sikkerhedshuller-mobiltelefoner-1080520 Version2
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Exodus begins as swifts muster for migration Sandy, Bedfordshire A leave-taking of Britain is playing out in the skies as swifts and martins fuel up for their epic journey Through these last weeks of summer, the autumn migration has played out in the skies, though it goes largely unnoticed by most below. A trickle of an exodus began over the bank holiday with three dark specks, way, way up in the blue. Specks, yes, but you could see, from t
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NASA's one-year mission investigates how space affects astronauts' functional performanceAdapting to the microgravity environment of space changes the way your brain interprets sensory signals, decreases muscle strength and alters cardiovascular function. Astronauts will need to overcome these changes to perform critical mission tasks on a journey to Mars. Comparing One-Year Mission preliminary results to six-month data yielded similar findings. Tasks that challenged postural stabilit
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The internet may be secular, but religious americans aren't worried, baylor survey showsDespite the pervasive use of the Internet in everyday life, most Americans report they never use it to find religious or spiritual content, and most never use it to share religious views, according to the Baylor Religion Survey.
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Forest fires are not limited to hot or temperate climatesEvidence of wildfires dating back 20,000 years was recently discovered in the Massif du Queyras, in the heart of the French Alps, 2,240 metres above sea level. The news comes in a joint Canada-France study published in New Phytologist. This discovery echoes the recent wildfires in the Arctic tundra, where [the presence of] trees have become increasingly common.
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Delaying child's tonsillectomy does not lower risk of developmental disorderChildren under age 5 who underwent minor surgery requiring anesthesia had a 26 percent increased risk of later diagnosis with a mental disorder. However, the timing of the procedure did not affect this risk, according to a new study. Based on these findings, there is little support for delaying a minor procedure to reduce the potential neurodevelopmental risks of anesthesia in children.
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Premature infants may get metabolic boost from mom's breast milkThe breast milk of mothers with premature babies has different amounts of microRNA than that of mothers with babies born at term, which may help premature babies catch up in growth and development, according to researchers.
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People of color exposed to more pollution from cars, trucks, power plants over 10 yearsA new nationwide study finds that the US made little progress from 2000 to 2010 in reducing relative disparities between people of color and whites in exposure to harmful air pollution emitted by cars, trucks and other combustion sources. It found disparities in NO2 exposure were larger by race and ethnicity than by income, age or education, and that those inequities persisted across the decade.
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Repealing ACA would leave more veterans uninsured, increase pressure on VATalk continues among some policymakers about whether to repeal or replace the federal Affordable Care Act. A new study finds that such action could increase the demand for service in the Veterans Affairs medical system, while also increasing the number of veterans who have no insurance coverage at all.
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With Designer Bacteria, Crops Could One Day Fertilize ThemselvesBig Ag is pouring a lot of money into figuring out how. But the science still has a long way to go.
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Oh Man, You're Gonna Hate What Equifax Just Admitted About That Security Breach Photo: AP Equifax, the major credit reporting agency which collected extensive financial data on hundreds of millions of Americans before losing said data on 143 million of those people to hackers, has finally explained what went wrong. You are so not going to like it. In a post on a website designed to spread information on how the company is handling the hack, Equifax said it had tracked down t
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Why 500 Million People in China Are Talking to This AIiFlytek’s voice recognition technology is everywhere in China, and that’s what’s making it smarter every day.
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Landmænd fordoblede indkøb af kritisk antibiotikum måneden før kravene blev strammetDyrlæger udskrev dobbelt så meget colistin til svin måneden inden, reglerne blev skærpet. Selv siger de, at de skulle have tid til at vænne sig til nye regler, men Dyrenes Beskyttelse taler om hamstring af medicin, som er kritisk vigtig i behandlingen af mennesker.
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Tre tip til at genoplade - uden feriedage Ferie lader dine batterier op, men hvad gør du, hvis du er løbet tør for energi og overskud, mens der stadig er flere måneder til ferie? Jobfinder har tre gode bud. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/tre-tip-at-genoplade-uden-feriedage-10038 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Failure to patch two-month-old bug led to massive Equifax breach Enlarge (credit: Wikimedia Commons/Alex E. Proimos) The Equifax breach that exposed sensitive data for as many as 143 million US consumers was accomplished by exploiting a Web application vulnerability that had been patched more than two months earlier, officials with the credit reporting service said Thursday. "Equifax has been intensely investigating the scope of the intrusion with the assistan
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Facebook's 'Fake News' Solution Isn't Going to Solve the Problem Photo: AP Ever since the term was popularized by then-presidential candidate Donald Trump—and subsequently appropriated by Democrats —the stupid controversy over “fake news” has become a swirling vortex of pointlessness that refuses to go all the way down the drain. Now everyone’s calling legitimate articles and opinion pieces that contradict their own prejudices “fake,” as though disagreeing wit
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Sleep Paralysis: Causes, Symptoms & TreatmentSleep paralysis is the inability to move or speak immediately after waking up. It happens when a person wakes up before REM sleep is finished.
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Italian Culture: Facts, Customs & TraditionsItalian culture, steeped in the arts, architecture, music and food, has flourished for centuries. Here is a brief overview of Italian customs and traditions.
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The Real Dracula: Vlad the ImpalerThe fictional Dracula was loosely based on a real person with an equally disturbing taste for blood: Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia or — as he is better known — Vlad the Impaler (Vlad Tepes).
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It's Looking Very Good for Syfy's Adaptation of George R.R. Martin's Scifi Horror Tale Nightflyers Detail from the original Nightflyers (1987) movie poster. Image: imdb We’ve known since May that Syfy was circling an adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s 1980 scifi horror novella Nightflyers— and now comes word that the project is moving forward at a rapid pace. Multiple sources are reporting that a straight-to-series order is very close to being announced. Both Deadline and The Hollywood Reporte
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Cassini conducts last picture showThe Saturn probe takes some final images ahead of its mission-ending dive into the ringed planet.
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Zero-Cruelty, Lab-Grown Leather Is Almost Here! A US-based company is genetically creating proteins similar to bovine collagen to make leather from living cells without the need of animals. Read More
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Scientists Chart 27 Distinct Human Emotions on This Interactive Map This conceptual framework is the most advanced representation of human emotions to date. Read More
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Gary Wadler, Expert on Doping in Sports, Dies at 78Dr. Wadler was among the doctors and scientists who emerged in the 1980s and ’90s as sports organizations struggled to keep pace with athletes’ illicit drug use.
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Save $7 On Anker's New Fitness-Friendly Bluetooth Earbuds Anker SoundBuds Curve , $33 Anker’s original SoundBuds were our readers’ favorite affordable Bluetooth headphones , but they’ve since spawned an entire line of earbuds to fit every budget and lifestyle. The SoundBuds Curve are the newest addition to the family, and are designed with active users in mind. Their ear wings ensure they stay put while you exercise, and an internal hydrophobic coating
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Martin Shkreli Gets Himself Thrown in Jail Ahead of Schedule Photo: AP Martin Shkreli, the cancer drug price-jacking pharmaceutical executive and convicted securities fraudster for whom the moniker “Pharma Bro” is among his politer nicknames, will be behind bars a little earlier than anticipated. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto revoked Shkreli’s $5 million bail, the Washington Post reported , citing the con’s goblinoid social media habits.
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Bay Area: Join us 9/20 to discuss how microfluidics will change science Enlarge / Aaron Streets is a bioengineer who works on technology that does for fluids what microchips have done for computation. (credit: Aaron Streets) Microfluidics is a cutting-edge area of science that non-scientists rarely hear about. By taking advantage of the physical properties of fluids at extremely small scales, biochemical analysis can be performed at significantly faster speeds than i
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Much ado about nothing: ancient Indian text contains earliest zero symbol Exclusive: one of the greatest conceptual breakthroughs in mathematics has been traced to the Bakhshali manuscript, dating from the 3rd or 4th century Nowt, nada, zilch: there is nothing new about nothingness. But the moment that the absence of stuff became zero, a number in its own right, is regarded as one of the greatest breakthroughs in the history of mathematics. Now scientists have traced t
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Artificial sweeteners raise risk of type 2 diabetes, study suggests Research shows sugar substitutes may affect body’s ability to control glucose levels, but its conclusions are contested Artificial sweeteners, which many people with weight issues use as a substitute for sugar, may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to research. The study was small and the detailed results have not yet been published, but experts said its findings fitted w
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Could Your Favorite Stories Permanently Change Your Brain? A story can literally transport you into a character’s body. But how long does it last? Read More
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Losing weight can reverse type 2 diabetes, but is rarely achieved or recordedType 2 diabetes is generally perceived as progressive and incurable, but for many patients it can be reversed with sustained weight loss of around 15 kg, say experts in The BMJ today.
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Should Google offer an online screening test for depression?With one in five Americans experiencing clinical depression in their lifetime, should Google offer an online screening test for depression? Experts debate the issue in The BMJ today.
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The Atlantic Daily: Making the Case What We’re Following Public Investigations: At a White House briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders argued that the former FBI Director James Comey should be prosecuted for releasing memos to The New York Times about the events leading up to his firing. New details have emerged about the business dealings that Michael Flynn failed to disclose before becoming President Trump’s national-security a
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Remember the artist whose iPhone was searched at border? He’s suing the feds Enlarge / Leonel Cordova (L) and Noris Cordova, who are not plaintiffs in this lawsuit, speak to a CBP officer at Miami International Airport on March 4, 2015 in Miami, Florida. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) A Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer, a California artist, a limousine driver, and several other Americans have sued the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection
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Martin Shkreli is headed to jail Enlarge / NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 4: Shkreli was found guilty on three of the eight counts involving securities fraud and conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) (credit: Getty | Drew Angerer ) Martin Shkreli will be held in jail until his sentencing for securities fraud following online antics, according to reports from the Brooklyn federal courtroom. U
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Deadspin Good Job, ESPN | The Slot Hillary Clinton’s What Happened Is Whatever You Want It to Be | Deadspin Good Job, ESPN | The Slot Hillary Clinton’s What Happened Is Whatever You Want It to Be | Splinter Democrats, Attack! | The Root White Man Who Yelled ‘Shut Up, Slave!’ at Black Man During Altercation at Chicago Starbucks Now Faces Hate Crime Charges |
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The White House Declares War on James Comey Donald Trump fired James Comey four months ago, but the White House is still hung up on the former FBI director. In a highly unusual move, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Wednesday read from the lectern in the Brady Briefing Room a rationale for prosecuting Comey, even as she said it was not her role to decide such questions—appearing to encourage the Department of Justice to investigate a man w
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Every Room in My House Needs a Voice-Tracking, Licorice-Launching Catapult GIF If there was a downside to snacking on candy at the office all day, it would be the inconvenience of having to interrupt your work to actually fetch some processed sugar. It’s a pain that hacker Vije Miller knew all to well, until he built a licorice-launching catapult that automatically flings candy in the direction of his voice command. We’re going to knock off a few “OMG that’s so cool!” p
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Three's Company Today in 5 Lines President Trump will host House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for dinner at the White House to discuss the DREAM act, health-insurance markets, and December fiscal deadlines. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled his “Medicare-for-all” bill. Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy introduced legislation to repeal parts of the
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Most People Have Mixed Feelings About Breaking Up Just Before They Do It A new study shows that most people are surprisingly ambivalent about their decision to break up with their partner — even right before they do it. Read More
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Rich People Are More Easily Offended by Unfairness, Study Finds A new study from researchers in China and the Netherlands suggests that wealthy people are considerably more offended by unfairness in economic situations. Read More
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Citing Russian Ties, Homeland Security Boots Kaspersky Software From Government Agencies Eugene Kaspersky, CEO of Kaspersky Lab, participates in a panel discussion during day 3 of the 48th Munich Security Conference at Hotel Bayerischer Hof on February 5, 2012 in Munich, Germany. (Photo: Getty) American government agencies are now banned from using software created by the Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab and will have to begin removing Kaspersky products from their systems wi
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Japan Earthquake & Tsunami of 2011: Facts and InformationFacts and information about the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan.
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New supernova analysis reframes dark energy debateThe accelerating expansion of the Universe may not be real, but could just be an apparent effect, according to new research published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The new study -- by a group at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand -- finds the fit of Type Ia supernovae to a model universe with no dark energy to be very slightly better than
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RESPECT trial shows closing a small hole in heart may protect against recurrent strokeExtended follow-up demonstrates that a device used to close a small hole in the heart may benefit certain stroke patients by providing an extra layer of protection for those facing years of ongoing stroke risk.
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Apple's new Face ID system uses a sensing strategy that dates back decades Technology 'Structured light' and artificial intelligence help power the iPhone X's flagship biometric skill. On Tuesday, Apple announced Face ID, a slick new way for people to biometrically unlock their phones by showing it their, well, face. Read on.
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I sat in the seat suit of Ford’s fake self-driving car Enlarge / The author sitting in Ford's fake self-driving car. (credit: Andy Schaudt / Virginia Tech ) Last month we covered a "driverless" car roaming Virginia streets that turned out to really just be a normal car with the driver hidden inside a seat suit . Today, I got a chance to try the seat suit out for myself. You can't see my face, but this is a picture of me giving the thumbs-up sign from
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Ford Funded That Weirdo in a Car Seat Costume Who Pretended to Be a Self-Driving Car GIF GIF Source: Ford At first, it seemed to be a quirky prank—a man was driving around town dressed up like a car seat and convincing people his car had no one at the wheel. Then we learned that it was all a shadowy research project by Virginia Tech. And now we know that Ford was behind the whole thing and it’s all for science. If you don’t recall, on August 7th, a local reporter in Arlington, Vi
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Turn Bluetooth Off When You're Not Using ItIn light of the latest Bluetooth-related security meltdown, a friendly PSA.
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New supernova analysis reframes dark energy debateThe accelerating expansion of the Universe may not be real, but could just be an apparent effect, according to new research published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The new study—by a group at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand—finds the fit of Type Ia supernovae to a model universe with no dark energy to be very slightly better than the fi
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Brain rewiring in Parkinson's disease may contribute to abnormal movementA new study published in Neuron by Northwestern Medicine Scientists suggests that the brain's own compensatory mechanisms contribute to the debilitating motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
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Climate change challenges the survival of fish across the worldUniversity of Washington researchers have published the first analysis looking at how vulnerable the world's freshwater and marine fishes are to climate change. Their paper, appearing online Sept. 11 in Nature Climate Change, used physiological data to predict how nearly 3,000 fish species living in oceans and rivers will respond to warming water temperatures in different regions.
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NASA sees spiraling bands of storms wrap into Tropical Cyclone DoksuriNASA's Aqua satellite observed fragmented feeder bands of strong thunderstorms spiraling into the low-level center of Tropical Cyclone Doksuri.
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Lady Gaga's Chronic Pain: What Is Fibromyalgia?Singer Lady Gaga recently revealed that she has fibromyalgia; the painful condition is often hard to diagnose, and its causes are still unclear.
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Will Hurricane Harvey Launch a New Kind of Climate Lawsuit? Will Hurricane Harvey Launch a New Kind of Climate Lawsuit? Scientists can now link "acts of God" to climate change. That could give victims the power to hold someone accountable, say lawyers. ISS-52_Hurricane_Harvey.jpg Picture taken from the International Space Station on August 28, 2017 of what was then Tropical Storm Harvey. Image credits: NASA/Randy Bresnik Earth Wednesday, September 13, 201
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Help for postpartum mood disorders can be hard to come byA new survey suggests that many postpartum women who suffer from depression, anxiety and other mood disorders don’t get the help they need.
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Octlantis: Where octopuses buck tradition and live in groups Animals But they're still pretty gloomy. Octopuses usually live their lives in isolation, save a quick mating interaction. But the gloomy octopus seems to build cities—of a sort.
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Waymo suit against Uber on road to trialWaymo's case against Uber over swiped self-driving car technology appeared headed for trial after an appeals court on Wednesday rejected a bid to steer it toward private arbitration.
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Research finds roots use chemical 'photos' to coordinate growthRoots compete for and share resources with neighboring roots, as well as with billions of microbes. Until now, however, little has been known about how plants coordinate construction of these complex subterranean assemblies.
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Measuring a crucial mineral in the mantleNew research led by the University of Delaware's Jessica Warren resolves 40 years of debate about the strength of olivine, the most abundant mineral in the Earth's mantle. Measuring the strength of olivine is critical to understanding how strong tectonic plates are, which, in turn, matters to how plates break and create subduction zones.
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Getting to the point (mutations) in re-engineering biofuel-producing bacterial enzymesConverting fibrous plant waste, like corn stalks and wood shavings, into fermentable simple sugars for the production of biofuel is no simple process. Bacteria must break down tough leaves, stems and other cellulosic matter resistant to degradation to turn them into usable energy.
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Research finds roots use chemical 'photos' to coordinate growthThough it may look haphazard, the network of intertwining plant roots snaking through the soil actually represents a deliberate process. Root growth is guided by chemical snapshots taken by the young roots, allowing them to detect obstructions and coordinate the paths they take, new research led by Florida Institute of Technology finds.
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Republican Senators Plead for One Last Chance to Repeal Obamacare The latest—and likely, for now, the last—Republican attempt to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act began on Wednesday with an epic, and revealing, exaggeration. “Behind me is the only thing between you and single-payer health care, a small band of brothers looking for a sister,” Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told reporters as he, three other GOP senators, and one former senat
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The Dark Side of Networking In 2012, Katherine Milkman, a professor at Wharton who studies judgment and decision-making, co-authored a study that sought to determine the role of race and gender in professional advancement. In order to do that, Milkman and her colleagues used 20 names that might be associated with a particular race or gender and assigned them to fictional prospective doctoral students. The researchers used t
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'What More Do You Need?' There’s an anecdote Hillary Clinton tells about the frenzied run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. She was in Scranton, Pennsylvania, campaigning with Joe Biden in his swing-state-set hometown. She noticed a woman staring at her—with more intensity than even Hillary Clinton is used to being stared at by members of the public. The woman finally approached her. She’d been gazing at Clinton
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So long, Titan. Cassini snaps parting pics of Saturn’s largest moonThe last swing past Saturn’s largest moon sent Cassini heading directly towards the planet — and showed how future spacecraft will explore other moons.
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Parkinsons Researcher Notches 17 Retracted PapersScientific misconduct motivated Yoshihiro Sato's three additional retractions last month; his institution doesn't respond.
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Infection During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Mouse ModelBacterial strains in mice's gut microbiomes mediated their pups' risk for developing abnormal behaviors.
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Goodbye Cassini: Saturn spacecraft gets funny opera send-offNASA's Cassini spacecraft is getting a grand but hilarious opera send-off before it plunges through Saturn's atmosphere and vaporizes Friday.
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Unintentional drug use continues among molly users in EDM party sceneUse of MDMA or 'Molly' is common in the electronic dance music scene, but research is showing that many Molly users are using other drugs unknowingly.
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Getting to the point (mutations) in re-engineering biofuel-producing bacterial enzymesHelping bacteria become more efficient when breaking down fibrous plant waste into biofuel could result in more affordable biofuels for our gas tanks and sustainable products such as bioplastics. One way to achieve this goal is to re-engineer the bacterial enzyme complexes, called cellulosomes, which serve as catalysts in the degradation process. Researchers discuss one method to produce celluloso
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Theranostics: Paintball targeting of cancer cells combined with precision therapyThe Journal of Nuclear Medicine's September supplement shines a spotlight on theranostics and its increasingly important role in delivering precision medicine. Theranostics refers to the combination of a predictive biomarker, identified through diagnostic imaging using radiolabeled ligands (which lock onto the specific cancer cell receptor/biomarker), with precise therapy targeted on the now-marke
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The Expanding Investigation Into Michael Flynn Earlier this year, it became clear that Michael Flynn’s disclosures of his meetings and lobbying work prior to becoming national-security adviser were incomplete. On reflection, maybe the retired general would have been better off just disclosing who he wasn’t working for. Wednesday brings new details in the bizarre story of Flynn flogging a private-sector plan to build a slew of nuclear reactors
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Let's Use Physics to Measure Just How Hulky the Incredible Hulk Is in Thor: RagnarokA Hulk expert weighs in.
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Horrible Flesh Eating Parasite Could Get a Vaccine One Day Image: CDC/ Dr. D.S. Martin Being healthy is good. That is what we should all aspire to be: Not dead, but with all of our flesh on our bodies intact. Unfortunately for us humans, having our flesh eaten is one of the possible side effects of being alive. Anyway, scientists at Georgia Tech interested in helping us achieve the general aspirational goal of not being eaten have an idea: A vaccine agai
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Store 2TB of Photos, Movies, or Even Video Games For $60 WD Elements 2TB , $60 The going rate for a 2TB external these days is usually around $80, and rarely dips below $70. So when you can get one for $60 , you should jump at the opportunity, especially if you need the extra space for your Xbox One or PS4 .
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Skeleton ignites debate over whether women were Viking warriorsScientists spar over a 10th century woman who may have had serious fight in her.
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For some reason, Ron Paul has taken to Fox News to skewer SpaceX Enlarge / Former Congressman Ron Paul: Not a fan of SpaceX. (credit: Pete Marovich/Getty Images ) Three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul has written an opinion piece for Fox News that comes out swinging against SpaceX, accusing the company of benefiting from potentially having a monopoly on national security launches. The article also attacks US Sen. John McCain as a "lead sponsor" of provisi
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Protecting the power grid with circuit simulation methodsIn December 2015, Russian hackers allegedly pummeled Ukraine's power grid, disrupting the flow of electricity for nearly a quarter-million Ukrainians. Then, in December 2016, roughly a year after the first attack, the hackers struck again. But this time, they targeted an electric transmission station in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. Each cyberattack lasted no more than six hours, but security expe
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Scientists ready for Cassini mission to Saturn grand finaleUniversity of Colorado Boulder Professor Larry Esposito has been eying the fabulous rings of Saturn for much of his career, beginning as a team scientist on NASA's Pioneer 11 mission when he discovered the planet's faint F ring in 1979.
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Experts issue recommendations for gender-affirmation treatment for transgender individualsThe Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline on the treatment for gender-dysphoric/gender-incongruent people, commonly referred to as transgender, to develop the physical characteristics of the affirmed gender.
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Wondering if that mole is cancerous? Look at illustrations, not photosMelanoma kills more than 50,000 people worldwide annually. But because early detection dramatically improves prognoses, a BYU professor is working to help people better identify problematic moles.
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Stampede suspected in dozens of walrus deathThousands of Pacific walrus are coming to Alaska's northwest shore again in the absence of summer sea ice and not all are surviving.
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The world’s bananas are under attack Environment But no, they’re not about to go extinct. Bananas are threatened by a deadly fungus, among other ailments.
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Kaspersky software banned from US government agencies Enlarge / Kaspersky Lab CEO and Chairman Eugene Kaspersky speaks at a conference in Russia on July 10, 2017. (credit: Anton NovoderezhkinTASS via Getty Images ) The Department of Homeland security ordered government agencies to stop using any software products made by Kaspersky Lab today. Officials cited concern about possible ties between Kaspersky officials and Russian intelligence. Agencies in
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New gravity map suggests Mars has a porous crustNASA scientists have found evidence that Mars' crust is not as dense as previously thought, a clue that could help researchers better understand the Red Planet's interior structure and evolution.
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‘I Was in Severe Pain’: Lawsuit Alleges Illegal Electronic Searches and Physical Violence at US Border Photo: Getty Americans who say their phones and laptops were seized by US border agents filed a lawsuit in Massachusetts on Wednesday arguing that their First and Fourth Amendment rights had been violated. Eleven plaintiffs, including journalists, a military veteran, an independent filmmaker, and a NASA engineer, contend that they were detained at the US border, coerced by Homeland Security agent
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'The dark side' of quantum computersThe era of fully fledged quantum computers threatens to destroy internet security as we know it. Researchers are in a race against time to prepare new cryptographic techniques before the arrival of quantum computers, as cryptographers Tanja Lange (Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands) and Daniel J. Bernstein (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA) describe today in the journal Natu
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Suicide attempts on the rise in US, finds studyNew data confirm that suicide attempts among US adults are on the rise, with a disproportional effect on younger, socioeconomically disadvantaged adults with a history of mental disorders.
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Treatment nonexistent for some glioblastoma patientsPatients diagnosed at high-volume centers are up to 40 percent more likely to receive treatment for glioblastoma. The study is one of the largest on glioblastoma treatment and outcomes.
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New gravity map suggests Mars has a porous crustNASA scientists have found evidence that Mars' crust is not as dense as previously thought, a clue that could help researchers better understand the Red Planet's interior structure and evolution.
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Squirrels use 'chunking' to organize their favorite nutsLike trick-or-treaters sorting their Halloween candy haul, fox squirrels apparently organize their stashes of nuts by variety, quality and possibly even preference, according to new UC Berkeley research.
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Lost Language, Code or Hoax? Why the Voynich Manuscript Still Stumps ExpertsA medieval manuscript might be a code, or it might be gibberish.
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Ars Technica

What you should know about privacy and Apple’s FaceID on iOS 11 Enlarge (credit: Apple ) During and after yesterday's Apple announcement of its FaceID unlocking feature for its new iPhone X, some brief discourse began on the Ars #staff Slack channel concerning legal rights when your face is your new passcode. It's a big deal, as this is the future of smartphone unlocking—largely because Apple says so. "This is the future of how we'll unlock our smartphones an
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iPhone X Alternatives: Great Phones For People Who Don't Want to Spend $1,000 If you’re among the many people who find the eye-watering $999 price tag of the new iPhone X outrageous, fear not. There a many less expensive alternatives that still deliver a high-quality experience. To make things a little easier, we’ve broken down our selections into two different categories: devices that are still part of Apple’s ecosystem (for people who don’t want to leave), and everything
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Can Apple's iPhone X Beat Facial Recognition's Bias Problem?Apple's Face ID will be used to unlock the iPhone X, but other facial-recognition programs misidentify black people.
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Buying Guide: iPhone Accessories and Apple Watch AccessoriesNew Apple iPhones and Watches are on their way, so it's time to accessorize!
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Inside the Mad Dash to Pay for One Last DACA Renewal on Crowdfunding Sites Illustration by Jim Cooke/GMG Alondra Alcantar says she had a solid plan in place to save for the $495 she needed to pay for her DACA application renewal in February. The 19-year-old call center operator was going to finish paying her car off this month and was then going shift to saving up for the cost of renewal. She already had the $270 fee for the immigration lawyer taken care of and just nee
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IBM Has Used Its Quantum Computer to Simulate a Molecule—Here’s Why That’s Big News
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This trend means men now more likely to ‘marry up’ As the number of highly educated women has gone up, the chances of “marrying up” have increased significantly for men and decreased for women, according to a new study. “The pattern of marriage and its economic consequences have changed over time,” says lead author ChangHwan Kim, associate professor of sociology at the University of Kansas. “Now women are more likely to get married to a less-educ
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Internists oppose Graham-Cassidy proposalACP sent a letter today to Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy, sharing ACP's opposition to their bill to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion, premium and cost-sharing subsidies with block grants to states to develop their own plans to provide health care coverage to their residents.
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Regular exercise, stress can both make a big difference in lupus, study findsWaking up in the morning with the joint pain, swelling and stiffness that accompanies lupus doesn't exactly inspire a workout. But research in mice and a related pilot study in humans are showing how regular activity and stress reduction could lead to better health in the long run.
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Marijuana may produce psychotic-like effects in high-risk individualsMarijuana may bring on temporary paranoia and other psychosis-related effects in individuals at high risk of developing a psychotic disorder, finds a preliminary study from researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC).
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Older drivers who experience falls may be at a higher risk for car crashesA team of researchers recently created a study to see whether falls were related to driving risks and behaviors among older adults. Their study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
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Matter: Climate Change Threatens the World’s Parasites (That’s Not Good)As many as one in three parasite species may go extinct in the next century, a new study finds, which is not cause for celebration.
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Lake Ontario Journal: Hunting for a Canadian Legend: the Avro Arrow Jet FighterProduction of a Canadian supersonic jet fighter, was abruptly canceled almost 60 years ago. But the plane’s legend has grown ever since.
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