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Farewell, Basi: World's Oldest Captive Panda Dies at 37The causes include cirrhosis and renal failure.
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Shifting attitudes on pre-planned death raises new questions for cliniciansAmid changing attitudes toward death and dying, some people with serious physical and/or mental illnesses are claiming a right to choose the time, place, and manner of their death. Discussions about 'pre-planned death' pose new challenges for psychiatrists and other healthcare professionals to consider, according to an article in the September Journal of Psychiatric Practice, published by Wolters
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Hospice offers comfort for older adults at end of life. Should we consider it sooner?A team of researchers from Yale University has studied how soon older adults who were experiencing distressing symptoms and disability were admitted to hospice near the end of their lives. Their study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
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Why scientists are so excited about Saturn's icy moon EnceladusScientists explain how they discovered a water ocean beneath the ice shell of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
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Two artificial sweeteners together take the bitter out of bittersweetSome artificial sweeteners are well known for their bitter aftertastes. But saccharin and cyclamate are better together, and now scientists know why.
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Developers say a Star Citizen guild did not get $45,000 refund [Updated] Enlarge / $45,000 seems a small price to pay for scenes like this... if that game ever actually comes out, that is. [ Update: Cloud Imperium spokesperson Dave Swofford tells Ars that "a lot of the information was fabricated" in the Reddit post discussed the below. Swofford says the account in question was issued an individual refund of $330, not the $45,000 claimed in posted screenshots and video
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The Equifax Breach Was Entirely PreventableA patch that would have prevented the devastating Equifax breach had been available for months. There's no excuse for that.
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Making Sense of Trump’s Surprising Investment in SolarThe DOE’s $62 million into concentrated solar projects could push forward a technology that addresses a critical shortcoming of photovoltaics.
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Low awareness of breast cancer overdiagnosis and overtreatment among US womenDid you know that routine mammograms can lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment of breast cancer? Most American women aren't aware of these risks of breast cancer screening, reports a study in the October issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.
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New genetic cause discovered for photosensitive blood disorderResearchers from BWH have uncovered a new genetic cause for erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP), a photosensitive blood disorder.
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Cost of not adapting to climate change would be at least five times higherA study on damage to coastal considered only real estate loss. If nothing is done, researchers say, losses might be up to ten times higher if the predicament includes the spreading of flood- and global warming -related diseases.
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Hydrogen power moves a step closerPhysicists are developing methods of creating renewable fuel from water using quantum technology.Renewable hydrogen can already be produced by photoelectrolysis where solar power is used to split water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen. But fundamental problems remain before this can be adopted commercially due to inefficiency.The study demonstrates that the novel use of nanostructures could incr
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SLAC-led project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failuresA project led by the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory will combine artificial intelligence with massive amounts of data and industry experience from a dozen U.S. partners to identify places where the electric grid is vulnerable to disruption, reinforce those spots in advance and recover faster when failures do occur.
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Antibiotic identified that reduces infection risk in young leukemia patientsSt. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators report preventive antibiotic therapy, particularly with levofloxacin, reduced the odds of infections in at-risk pediatric leukemia patients early in cancer treatment.
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Giant Asteroid Vesta May Have Buried IceA new study using data from NASA’s Dawn mission suggests ice may exist beneath smooth patches of the asteroid’s surface -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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42.4% of Americans Would Give Up Alcohol for Cybersecurity Infographics show our attitudes about privacy and keeping our data secure online. Read More
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Russisk roulette med højt beriget uranVerdens lagre af højt beriget uran bugner og udgør en sikkerhedsrisiko, advarer eksperter, der forklarer, at der især skal gøres mere for, at russerne kan se en fordel i at nedbringe deres lagre.
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Are Genes Selfish or Cooperative? Imagine a bunch of diverse, talented individuals working on a project to create a highly sophisticated product in a burst of intense, focused, communal effort. Imagine them successfully creating an object so complicated that both the process and the end product are held up in history as a near miracle of goal-directed cooperation. What shining accolade would you bestow on the people who achieved
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Electric Trucks Are Finally Hitting American Roads
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Physicists offer explanation for diverse galaxy rotationsA University of California, Riverside-led team of physicists has found a simple and viable explanation for the diversity observed in galactic rotations. Hai-Bo Yu and colleagues report that diverse galactic-rotation curves, a graph of rotation speeds at different distances from the center, can be naturally explained if dark matter particles are assumed to strongly collide with one another in the i
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Do titanium dioxide particles from orthopedic implants disrupt bone repair?Researchers from the Mayo Clinic have proposed that negative cellular responses to titanium-based nanoparticles released from metal implants interfere in bone formation and resorption at the site of repair, resulting in implant loosening and joint pain.
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NASA-NOAA Satellite spots 2 tails of Hurricane MaxNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of the latest tropical cyclone in the Eastern Pacific on Sept. 13 along the southwestern coast of Mexico. After Max formed as a tropical storm, it appeared to have two "tails." Max strengthened into a hurricane on Sept. 14.
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GOES-West Satellite shows shear in Tropical Depression 15ENOAA's GOES-West satellite revealed that vertical wind shear is affecting Tropical Depression 15E in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
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Voyager 1 and the Beauty and Power of ScienceThat attitude, shared across the political spectrum when the probe launched in 1977, has now fallen into disrepute in some quarters -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Will the Thawing of Arctic Ice Release Diseases?Will diseases frozen in Arctic permafrost be released and possibly reanimated by the thawing caused by global warming? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Senator: Hvor sikker er Apples nye ansigtsgenkendelse?Det amerikanske senat vil have svar på, hvor sikker den nye ansigtbaserede lås-op-mekanisme på iPhone er.
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The Case of a Brain-Damaging 'Sonic Weapon' in Cuba Is Only Getting Stranger and Scarier GIF Image Source: Getty The baffling story of US diplomats in Cuba suffering hearing loss and brain damage in some sort of covert “health attack” just gets stranger and more terrifying with every new report. The Associated Press has learned that victims’ recollections and symptoms are even more varied and serious than we previously knew. The AP spoke with more than a dozen people from the US and
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'Nothing Will Be Official, Until It's Official' “It’s almost like watching a novela.” That’s how Juan Escalante, the digital campaigns manager at America’s Voice and a DACA recipient, described the unfolding of events since the Trump administration announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Obama-era program, which shields undocumented immigrants who came
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The Atlantic

This Is the Way Cassini Ends Updated September 15 at 7:58 a.m. EDT In the early morning hours on Friday, Cassini cruised into Saturn’s upper atmosphere at tens of thousands of miles per hour, getting closer to the planet than ever before. The bus-sized orbiter, jostled by the dense atmosphere, fired its thrusters to keep its antenna pointed at Earth and transmitted data about the unexplored territory. The atmospheric forces
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‘It’s Impossible to Imagine Trump Without the Force of Whiteness' “The foundation of Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy,” writes Ta-Nehisi Coates in his feature for The Atlantic’ s October 2017 issue. In this animated excerpt from a recent interview with Coates about his article, the writer explains how tribalism and white supremacy paved the way for Trump. Gallup research shows that white voters overwhelmingly supported the candidate a
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GOES-West Satellite shows shear in Tropical Depression 15ENOAA's GOES-West satellite revealed that vertical wind shear is affecting Tropical Depression 15E in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.
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NASA-NOAA Satellite spots 2 tails of Hurricane MaxNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of the latest tropical cyclone in the Eastern Pacific on Sept. 13 along the southwestern coast of Mexico. After Max formed as a tropical storm, it appeared to have two "tails." Max strengthened into a hurricane on Sept. 14.
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iPhone X is Apple's latest attempt at a Samsung killer. But it's coming late.Apple pulled out all the stops Tuesday for its most important event in three years: The unveiling of the new iPhone X.
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Got old phones? Here's how to reuse, recycle or sell themIt's natural to get the phone-upgrade itch when the likes of Apple, Samsung and others keep coming out with newer models. And sometimes your old phone is just kaput.
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NASa sees remnants of irma ready to exit Eastern USNASA's Terra satellite and NOAA's GOES East satellite have been just two of the fleet of satellites monitoring the life and death of former Hurricane Irma. Imagery from both of those satellites over two days show the movement of Irma's remnant clouds.
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'Mysterious' ancient creature was definitely an animal, research confirmsIt lived well over 550 million years ago, is known only through fossils and has variously been described as looking a bit like a jellyfish, a worm, a fungus and lichen. But was the 'mysterious' Dickinsonia an animal, or was it something else?
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Nye undersøgelser bekræfter: Metformin forbedrer nyrefunktionen Efter betydelig debat på ADA har Peter Rossing og de andre Removal-forskere fremlagt ny data om Metformins betydning for nyren.
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Vægttab kan udbedre skader på øjnenePersoner med svær fedme, der får en fedmeoperation, kan få udbedret skader på øjnene på grund af det medfølgende vægttab, viser nyt studie.
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Tarmen har betydning for knoglenedbrydning ved fedtlever og type 2-diabetesTarmen hos patienter med både fedtlever og type 2-diabetes har en svækket evne til at hæmme knoglenedbrydning.
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Seks måltider om dagen holder blodsukkeret under kontrolSvært fede diabetespatienter eller prædiabetespatienter kan lettere styre deres blodsukkers udsving, hvis de spiser flere måltider om dagen, viser nyt studie.
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Patienter med glukagon-mangel udvikler fedtlever Nyt studie giver ny næring til tesen om, at glukagon spiller en rolle i udviklingen af fedtlever.
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Dagens Medicin

Kunstige sødemidler kan give type 2-diabetes Lille studie indikerer, at indtag af store mængder kunstige sødemidler kan lede til udvikling af type 2-diabetes.
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Dagens Medicin

Kan man lave et studie helt uden bias? Klinisk randomiserede studier er i de fleste tilfælde dobbelt-blindede, så hverken investigatorer eller forsøgspersoner ved, hvem der får placebo. Men kan det holdes hemmeligt i praksis?
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Dagens Medicin

Koffein koblet til lavere risiko for dødsfald Kvinder med diabetes, som jævnligt drikker kaffe eller te med koffein, lever muligvis længere end kvinder, der overhovedet ikke drikker koffein, viser nyt studie.
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Tears for Cassini: why it’s OK to well up over a lump of metalExpect more of the modern phenomenon of mass mourning for a machine when the space probe Cassini makes its death dive into Saturn, says Joelle Renstrom
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It’s too easy for bioterrorists to access dangerous researchThe systems designed to stop potentially risky research being published and used to make weapons of terror have “multiple shortcomings”, warns US report
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Science | The Guardian

Cassini's final mission: death plunge into Saturn's rings – video During its 20-year mission to Saturn, Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft revolutionised our understanding of the ringed planet and its moons, and captured some breathtaking images. Now it has undertaken its final mission, to steer to its destruction through the planet's rings, capturing data until the very last moment Continue reading...
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NASA's Terra satellite spies Typhoon Talim's large eyeNASA's Terra satellite passed over Typhoon Talim and found a powerful storm with a large, open eye.
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Scientists tinker with gene-mapping device to make DNA editing safeIlya Finkelstein chuckles when recounting the origins of the project that landed the University of Texas scientist and his colleagues in the prestigious academic journal Cell.
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NASa sees remnants of irma ready to exit Eastern USNASA's Terra satellite and NOAA's GOES East satellite have been just two of the fleet of satellites monitoring the life and death of former Hurricane Irma. Imagery from both of those satellites over two days show the movement of Irma's remnant clouds.
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Hubble observes pitch black planetAstronomers have discovered that the well-studied exoplanet WASP-12b reflects almost no light, making it appear essentially pitch black. This discovery sheds new light on the atmospheric composition of the planet and also refutes previous hypotheses about WASP-12b's atmosphere. The results are also in stark contrast to observations of another similarly sized exoplanet.
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'Mysterious' ancient creature was definitely an animal, research confirmsIt lived well over 550 million years ago, is known only through fossils and has variously been described as looking a bit like a jellyfish, a worm, a fungus and lichen. But was the 'mysterious' Dickinsonia an animal, or was it something else?A new study by researchers at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, and the British Geological Survey provides strong proof that Dickinsonia was an
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NASA's Terra satellite spies Typhoon Talim's large eyeNASA's Terra satellite passed over Typhoon Talim and found a powerful storm with a large, open eye.
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NASA's Hubble captures blistering pitch-black planetNASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt.
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Trilobites: Testing an Electric Eel’s Shock Powers With His Own ArmAfter years of studying eels, a researcher managed to experience something unexpected when he set out to study their ability to create an electric circuit.
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Want to sue Equifax? Chatbot can help.Are you one of the up to 143 million Americans who had their personal info hacked in the massive Equifax data breach?
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We visit Apple Park. It one-upped iPhone X (and was pretty pungent).Apple Park smells like ... manure. That's because the grounds on this 175-acre campus—call it a shrine to Steve Jobs—are still so new that the landscaping is freshly dusted with pungent fertilizer, helping some 9,000 native and drought-resistant trees and other foliage take root.
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Gizmodo

These Smart Glasses Could One Day Turn Your Nose Into a Secret Remote Control GIF Google, a company that spends billions of dollars on research and development, still hasn’t found a good reason for everyone to own a pair of smart glasses. But an international team of researchers is rethinking how upgraded glasses could be useful—by turning the wearer’s nose into a remote control for other devices. Computer scientists from KAIST University in South Korea, the University of
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Ars Technica

Less than 24 hours until Cassini probe crashes into Saturn Enlarge (credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute ) In October of 1997, nearly 20 years ago, NASA launched the last of its great probes to the outer planets. A joint mission with the European Space Agency, a single rocket sent Cassini and Huygens on a meandering path through the Solar System. Huygens plunged into the atmosphere of the moon Titan well over a decade ago, but the Cassini orbiter has
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This scientist did something truly shocking in his quest to understand eels Animals He took a hit for science. Kenneth Catania wanted to know the exact current in the electric eel’s dramatic offensive. The resistance of human flesh was the only variable he was missing.
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Ars Technica

ISPs claim a privacy law would weaken online security and increase pop-ups Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Thomas Jackson) The country's biggest Internet service providers and advertising industry lobby groups are fighting to stop a proposed California law that would protect the privacy of broadband customers. AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Frontier, Sprint, Verizon, and some broadband lobby groups urged California state senators to vote against the proposed law in a letter Tu
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California crabbers use GPS to find whale-killing gearFisherman Jake Bunch leans over the side of the fishing boat "Sadie K," spears his catch, and reels it aboard: an abandoned crab pot, dangling one limp lasagna noodle of kelp and dozens of feet of rope, just the kind of fishing gear that has been snaring an increasing number of whales off U.S. coasts.
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Apple's Touch ID Is Probably Doomed and That's Okay GIF Image: Apple/Gizmodo When the iPhone X eventually arrives in November it will come loaded with a futuristic camera module that, if all goes right, should let you securely open your phone with little more than a glance. The promise is enticing—a perfect blend of convenience and security that’s hard to come by in mobile computing devices. After an impressive demo of the tech on Tuesday, we’re l
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For worriers, expressive writing cools brain on stressful tasksChronic worriers, take note: Simply writing about your feelings may help you perform an upcoming stressful task more efficiently, finds a Michigan State University study that measured participants' brain activity.
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Antidepressants associated with significantly elevated risk of death, researchers findAntidepressant medications, most commonly prescribed to reduce depression and anxiety, increase the risk of death, according to new findings by a McMaster-led team of researchers.
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Threatened Alabama snail renamed after a case of mistaken identityConfusion surrounding the identity of the Painted Rocksnail, a species listed as federally threatened, has been cleared up after over 100 years of mistaken identity. Dr. Nathan Whelan and his collaborators determined that reports of the Painted Rocksnail outside the Coosa River system in Alabama were misidentifications. They found that the species is rarer and more restricted than previously thoug
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Biologist reaches into electric eel tank, comes out with equation to measure shocksVanderbilt University researcher Ken Catania stuck his arm into a tank with small eel 10 times -- the only way to get accurate measurements of the circuit created by animal, arm and water.
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Old fish few and far between under fishing pressureA new study by University of Washington scientists has found that, for dozens of fish populations around the globe, old fish are greatly depleted -- mainly because of fishing pressure. The paper, published online Sept. 14 in Current Biology, is the first to report that old fish are missing in many populations around the world.
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Discovery could reduce nuclear waste with improved method to chemically engineer moleculesA new chemical principle discovered by scientists at Indiana University has the potential to revolutionize the creation of specially engineered molecules whose uses include the reduction of nuclear waste and the extraction of chemical pollutants from water and soil.
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Plant geneticists develop a new application of CRISPR to break yield barriers in cropsScientists at CSHL have harnessed the untapped power of genome editing to improve agricultural crops. In tomato they have mobilized CRISPR to rapidly generate variants of the plant displaying a continuum of three agriculturally important traits: fruit size, branching architecture and overall plant shape. All are major components in determining yield. The method is designed to work in all food, fee
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Scientists reveal the beautiful simplicity underlying branching patterns in tissueIn the centenary year of the publication of a seminal treatise on the physical and mathematical principles underpinning nature -- 'On Growth and Form' by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson -- a Cambridge physicist has led a study describing an elegantly simple solution to a puzzle that has taxed biologists for centuries: how complex branching patterns of tissues arise.
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Natural molecule appears to shut off cancer cells' energy sourceResearchers at Duke Cancer Institute have not only untangled an unusual wiring system that cancer cells use for carbohydrate metabolism, but also identified a natural compound that appears to selectively shut down this system in laboratory studies.
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Electric eels leap to deliver painful, Taser-like joltThe electric eel has always been noted for its impressive ability to shock and subdue its prey. It's recently become clear that electric eels also use a clever trick to deliver an intense, Taser-like jolt to potential predators: they leap from the water to target threatening animals, humans included, above water. Now, a researcher reporting in Current Biology on Sept. 14 has measured (and experien
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Mixing artificial sweeteners inhibits bitter taste receptorsBlends of artificial sweeteners such as saccharin and cyclamate produce less of a bitter off-taste than each of the individual components, but the explanation for this puzzling phenomenon has been elusive ever since its discovery more than 60 years ago. A study in the journal Cell Chemical Biology solves this long-standing mystery, revealing that saccharin inhibits the activity of bitter taste rec
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New Google Pixel smartphone debut expected October 4Google on Thursday fired off invitations to an October 4 event at which the US tech giant is expected to field a second-generation Pixel as its new champion in the competitive smartphone market.
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Blue sky in warm champagnePopping a bottle of champagne that has been stored at 20 degrees Celsius (something one really ought never do) ejects a fleeting "mini-cloud" colder than ice and blue as the sky, awestruck scientists said Thursday.
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Hubble Telescope Observes Goth Jupiter Image: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI) Over a thousand light years away, there’s a planet that isn’t conforming to your so-called rules. It’s not one of the jocks like Earth, or one of the preps like Saturn. WASP-12b probably sits beneath the bleachers dressed in its black outfit with the checkered wristbands it bought from Hot Jupiter Topic, listening to The Cure while making pentagram stick-and
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Map shows water ‘nearly everywhere’ in moon soil Scientists have created the first quantitative map of water and its chemical building blocks trapped in the uppermost portion of the moon’s soil. The Science Advances study builds on the initial discovery in 2009 of water and a related molecule—hydroxyl, which consists of one atom each of hydrogen and oxygen—in the lunar soil and uses a new calibration of data taken from NASA’s Moon Mineralogy Ma
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The Atlantic

Marjorie Liu on the Road to Making Monstress When the comic-book series Monstress introduces its haunted heroine, she has the look of someone just barely surviving. Maika Halfwolf is naked, missing part of an arm, wearing a metal collar, and being sold at a slave auction—a casualty in a bloody conflict between humans and Arcanics, a race of magical creatures. Of course, Maika is more than she seems. An Arcanic who looks human, she’s enraged
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The Atlantic

The Student Who Taught Me to Grow Up This is the latest installment in a podcast called What My Students Taught Me. Each episode features a teacher reflecting on a particularly challenging student, whenever possible in counterpoint with the student’s version of the same events. Listen to previous installments here or subscribe on iTunes . In his first year teaching history at Shady Side Academy, a small private school in Pittsburgh,
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SpaceX bloopers video: 'How NOT to land an orbital rocket'SpaceX has put together a bloopers video showing "How NOT to land an orbital rocket booster."
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Threatened Alabama snail renamed after a case of mistaken identityAlabama has some of the highest diversity of freshwater snails in the world, but many snails are at high risk of extinction.
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Light at the end of the tunnel: Restored forest now shelters dozens of endangered speciesDuring the last twenty years, scientists worked hard to protect and restore the scattered patches of a dilapidated forest and its surroundings of agricultural and fallow vegetation in southern Benin.
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GPM satellite finds sheared Hurricane Jose has very tall stormsThe Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite analyzed Hurricane Jose and found some very tall, powerful thunderstorms within, despite still being battered by wind shear as it moves between Bermuda and the Bahamas.
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Gizmodo

Summer in the Heartsick Mountains On a nearly moonless night in late May, as I stumbled down a wide, smooth path near a large campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it suddenly occurred to me that I can’t see in the dark anymore. I’m not sure when I lost this ability, since I hardly ever get to test it these days; most of my life has been overrun by screens, chargers, street lamps, track lighting, exit signs, the
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Discovery could reduce nuclear waste with improved method to chemically engineer moleculesA discovery by Indiana University researchers could advance the long-term storage of nuclear waste, an increasingly burdensome and costly task for the public and private agencies that protect people from these harmful chemicals.
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Old fish few and far between under fishing pressureLike old-growth trees in a forest, old fish in the ocean play important roles in the diversity and stability of marine ecosystems. Critically, the longer a fish is allowed to live, the more likely it is to successfully reproduce over the course of its lifetime, which is particularly important in variable environmental conditions.
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Scientists reveal the beautiful simplicity underlying branching patterns in tissueIn the centenary year of the publication of a seminal treatise on the physical and mathematical principles underpinning nature - On Growth and Form by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson - a Cambridge physicist has led a study describing an elegantly simple solution to a puzzle that has taxed biologists for centuries: how complex branching patterns of tissues arise.
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Plant geneticists develop a new application of CRISPR to break yield barriers in cropsScientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have harnessed the still untapped power of genome editing to improve agricultural crops. Using tomato as an example, they have mobilized CRISPR/Cas9 technology to rapidly generate variants of the plant that display a broad continuum of three separate, agriculturally important traits: fruit size, branching architecture and overall plant shape. All
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Biologist reaches into electric eel tank, comes out with equation to measure shocksThe electric eel has always been noted for its impressive ability to shock and subdue its prey. It's recently become clear that electric eels also use a clever trick to deliver an intense, Taser-like jolt to potential predators: they leap from the water to target threatening animals, humans included, above water. Now, a researcher reporting in Current Biology on September 14 has measured (and expe
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Mixing artificial sweeteners inhibits bitter taste receptorsBlends of artificial sweeteners such as saccharin and cyclamate produce less of a bitter off-taste than each of the individual components, but the explanation for this puzzling phenomenon has been elusive ever since its discovery more than 60 years ago. A study published September 14th in the journal Cell Chemical Biology solves this long-standing mystery, revealing that saccharin inhibits the act
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GPM satellite finds sheared Hurricane Jose has very tall stormsThe Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite analyzed Hurricane Jose and found some very tall, powerful thunderstorms within, despite still being battered by wind shear as it moves between Bermuda and the Bahamas.
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The bilingual brain calculates differently depending on the language usedHow do multilingual people solve arithmetical tasks presented to them in different languages? The question will gain in importance in the future, as an increasingly globalized job market and accelerated migration will mean that ever more people seek work and study outside of the linguistic area of their home countries. This question was investigated by a research team led by Dr Amandine Van Rinsve
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Light at the end of the tunnel: Restored forest now shelters dozens of endangered speciesA twenty-year effort to protect and manage tiny remnants of a dilapidated forest in Benin, along with its agricultural and fallow vegetation surroundings, resulted in 14 ha of rich secondary forest, which corresponds to the size of nearly 20 sacred groves. This sanctuary now protects the critically endangered red-bellied monkey together with 52 endangered plant species. The study is published in t
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Islamophobia represents a form of racism mixed with cultural intoleranceIslamophobia represents a form of racism mixed with cultural intolerance as a whole, rather than simply intolerance of Muslims and Islam, according to a new paper from a Rice University sociologist.
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Ars Technica

Combined qubit may bring scaleable quantum computing to silicon Enlarge (credit: Oak Ridge National Lab ) Until fairly recently, the list of materials with which we might build a quantum computer have been notable because that list has one big exception: silicon. Silicon is, without doubt, an awesome material. Every semiconductor company in the world knows how to build stuff using it. Fabrication processes are so precise that features of just 50 atoms across
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Outbreak of Mosquito-Borne Disease Halts Blood Donation in RomeChikungunya can cause painful body aches -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Biologist Subjects Himself to an Electric Eel Attack for Science An electric eel (Electrophorus electricus). Image: Sander van der Wel It’s no secret that the electric eel ( Electrophorus electricus ) is a species not to be messed with. Capable of generating an electric discharge of more than 800 volts, the enigmatic tropical fish can easily stun prey and would-be predators alike. Land-lubbing assailants aren’t safe either; the eels can breach out of the water
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Science | The Guardian

From Africa to the US to Haiti, climate change is a race issue | Patrisse Cullors and Nyeusi Nguvu Racism is endemic to global inequality. This means that those most affected – and killed – by climate change are black and poor people Patrisse Cullors and Nyeusi Nguvu are members of the Black Lives Matter movement Just over a year ago, Black Lives Matter UK successfully shut down London City airport . Our aims were to call attention to three things : Britain’s historical responsibility for glob
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FTC Publicly Confirms Equifax Investigation, Revealing Just How Horrific This Breach Is Image: AP Thanks to intense public outcry, the Federal Trade Commission has confirmed that it is investigating Equifax’s vast array of screw-ups surrounding the security breach that compromised the personal data of an estimated 143 million Americans. The public announcement demonstrates just how alarming this breach is. “The FTC typically does not comment on ongoing investigations. However, in li
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Thursday's Top Deals: Bluetooth Speakers, SodaStream, Thermos Gold Box, and More DOSS’s Bluetooth Speakers , SodaStream , and Thermos Gold Box kick off today’s top deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Raspberry Pi 3 Model B , $37 with code 3Z4HRQXZ Update : Sold Out You can seemingly build just about anything with a Raspberry Pi, including your own miniature game console , and here’s a great deal on the newest Raspberry Pi
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SpaceX proves it’s not afraid to fail by releasing a landing blooper reel SpaceX SpaceX is famously not afraid to fail. "There's a silly notion that failure's not an option at NASA,” company founder Elon Musk has said in the past. “Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough." In recent years, others in the aerospace industry have come to see the sense of this ethos, as SpaceX has tinkered with its Falcon 9 rocket to make it a mo
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Have you been affected by the misuse of Pregabalin in the UK? The misuse of Pregabalin, a drug used to treat anxiety and epilepsy has been linked to a rise in the number of deaths. Share your experiences A growing number of deaths have been linked to the misuse of Pregabalin, a drug used to treat pain, anxiety and epilepsy. In 2012 there were four deaths linked to it and last year this rose to a 111. It comes after claims that the drug has flooded the black
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Blizzard: Toxic Overwatch players are hurting the game’s development Jeff Kaplan explains how policing the Overwatch community is something he wishes there was no need to do. Everyone knows that toxic players can go a long way toward ruining a specific Overwatch match with trollish play or abusive chat language. But as Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan points out in his latest developer update video , policing that kind of bad behavior also impacts the game as a whol
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Parkinson's disease and prion diseases: Discovery of a molecular linkParkinson's disease and prion diseases are very different from each other as regards both origins and course. Nonetheless, a research group of SISSA's has discovered an unexpected and important link between the two pathologies. According to the study recently published in the journal Scientific Reports, the link is given by the complex interaction between two different proteins present in our nerv
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Sportspeople can face retirement identity crisisNew research shows how top-level sportspeople can struggle to adjust to life after retirement, with their identities continuing to be defined by their former careers.
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New route to polyamide 6 catalytic oxidation of cyclohexane with ferrocene in ionic liquidThe combination of a commercial iron-complex catalyst (ferrocene) and well-adjusted unconventional reaction conditions led to a highly selective, fast and reusable catalytic system for the mild oxidation of cyclohexane.
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The return of the comet-like exoplanetAstronomers from UNIGE), also members of the PlanetS, focused the Hubble Space Telescope on an exoplanet that had already been seen losing its atmosphere, which forms an enormous cloud of hydrogen, giving the planet the appearance of a giant comet. During earlier observations, it was not possible to cover the whole cloud, whose shape was predicted by numerical simulations. Thanks to these new obse
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Synaptic receptor mobility: Discovery of a new mechanism for controlling memoryResearchers in Bordeaux recently discovered a new mechanism for storing information in synapses and a means of controlling the storage process. The breakthrough moves science closer to unveiling the mystery of the molecular mechanisms of memory and learning processes. The research, carried out primarily by researchers at the Interdisciplinary Institute for Neurosciences (CNRS/Université de Bordeau
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Climate Skeptics Could Snag EPA Science Adviser SlotsMany of the candidates being considered for the science advisory panel have connections to the fossil fuel industry or conservative think tanks -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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This Guy's Simple-Looking Camera Tricks Are Actually Pretty Amazing GIF Before Twitter killed it off , Kevin Parry was a Vine star (who has since jumped ship to Instagram ) known for his simplistic yet mind-blowing optical illusions. He’s since compiled a few of them into a longer video that will have you spending the rest of the day trying to figure out how he made each one. We already know how the ball through the mirror trick was done, but for the staircase il
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US watchdog confirms probe of huge Equifax data breachA US consumer protection watchdog agency said Thursday it has begun an investigation into a massive data breach at credit bureau Equifax that may have leaked sensitive information on 143 million people.
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Apple says Face ID didn’t actually fail during its iPhone X event Enlarge (credit: Apple) The first public demo of Apple’s Face ID phone unlocking system didn’t go exactly as planned. During the company’s big iPhone X reveal this week, Apple software engineering chief Craig Federighi suffered a semi-cringeworthy moment when he was unable to unlock the new handset onstage using the new authentication tech. The device prompted Federighi to use a passcode instead,
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Nanotechnology experts create first terahertz-speed polarization optical switchA Sandia National Laboratories-led team has for the first time used optics rather than electronics to switch a nanometer-thick thin film device from completely dark to completely transparent, or light, at a speed of trillionths of a second.
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Forty years of space photographyDavid Malin has spent four decades photographing space. Now retired, he has held a competition to inspire other astrophotographers.
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Google Glass app helps autistic children with social interactionsA new study demonstrates the potential of wearable technology as a social-skills aid for children with autism spectrum disorder.
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Rare genetic cause of peritoneal mesothelioma points to targeted therapyBWH investigators have uncovered a new genetic cause of mesothelioma: a genetic rearrangement in the ALK gene, observed in three patients with peritoneal mesothelioma. Unlike previously known causes, this new discovery points to a potential therapeutic approach for those few patients whose tumors harbor the mutation. The team's findings are published in JAMA Oncology.
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You Are Already Living Inside a Computer Suddenly, everything is a computer. Phones, of course, and televisions. Also toasters and door locks, baby monitors and juicers, doorbells and gas grills. Even faucets . Even garden hoses . Even fidget spinners . Supposedly “smart” gadgets are everywhere, spreading the gospel of computation to everyday objects. It’s enough to make the mundane seem new—for a time anyway. But quickly, doubts arise.
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App looks at your pupil to detect concussion A smartphone app could detect concussions and other brain injuries in the field, whether on the sidelines of a sports game, on the battlefield, or in the home of older adults prone to falling. The app, called PupilScreen, can detect changes in a pupil’s response to light using a smartphone’s video camera and deep learning tools—a type of artificial intelligence—that can quantify changes impercept
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New £10 note suggests that a cashless society is a long way offEven though cashless payments are more popular than ever, we probably won’t be saying bye to cash for a long time – and that’s a good thing
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The real reason manufacturing jobs are disappearing | Augie PicadoWe've heard a lot of rhetoric lately suggesting that countries like the US are losing valuable manufacturing jobs to lower-cost markets like China, Mexico and Vietnam -- and that protectionism is the best way forward. But those jobs haven't disappeared for the reasons you may think, says border and logistics specialist Augie Picado. He gives us a reality check about what global trade really looks
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Hubble captures blistering pitch-black planetAstronomers have discovered that the well-studied exoplanet WASP-12b reflects almost no light, making it appear essentially pitch black. This discovery sheds new light on the atmospheric composition of the planet and also refutes previous hypotheses about WASP-12b's atmosphere. The results are also in stark contrast to observations of another similarly sized exoplanet.
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Middle-aged Americans report tooth trouble In a new poll, many middle-aged Americans report experiencing issues with their teeth, lacking preventative care, and uncertainty about how to pay for dental care after 65. 51 percent of those surveyed said they simply didn’t know how they will get dental insurance coverage after they turn 65. One in three Americans between the ages of 50 and 64 said they are embarrassed by the condition of their
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IBM Quantum Computer Does Record-Breaking Chemistry Image: IBM Research /Flickr As cool as they sound, quantum computers will probably not be best suited for designing websites or making pretty word processors. Instead, their quirky bits may one day be used to solve special algorithms, for artificial intelligence applications, or to model things that actually follow the wild rules of quantum physics. One day. IBM scientists now report using a simp
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Machine-Vision Drones Monitor Animals in the African SavannaManaging wild animals in remote areas requires accurate estimates of their numbers. Machine-vision drones can help.
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Could interstellar ice provide the answer to birth of DNA?Researchers at the University of York have shown that molecules brought to earth in meteorite strikes could potentially be converted into the building blocks of DNA.
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Hyperloop One announces 10 routes it will study, partners with Colorado DOT Hyperloop One, a startup that's working on building high-speed, low-pressure, tube-based rail transportation, announced Thursday morning that it had chosen 10 routes around the world that it will study as potential locations for a Hyperloop. The startup solicited route ideas back in May as part of what it called the "Hyperloop One Global Challenge." One route, however, was chosen for a headliner
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Snow leopard no longer 'endangered'The conservation status of the elusive snow leopard is downgraded from "endangered" to "vulnerable".
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Apple’s FaceID Could Be a Powerful Tool for Mass SpyingOpinion: The new facial recognition technology could be the next frontier for surveillance.
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Twitter Rewards Bad Behavior, Says Twitter Co-Founder Image: AP Photo Why does the internet feel so fundamentally broken? Ev Williams, the co-founder of Twitter, Medium, and Blogger, gave his two cents while speaking with CNN Money today. The interview’s moment of refreshing honesty came when Williams—who is still a Twitter board member but sold 30 percent of his stock for “ personal” reasons —hypothesized on why the internet climate he was instrume
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Immigration Restrictionists Are Disappointed by Trump Donald Trump’s victory in November promised to give immigration hardliners the long-sought opportunity to pass legislation cracking down on immigration. But roughly eight months into his administration, many are feeling betrayed. Last week, Trump announced that he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an Obama-era program shielding undocumented immigrants who came to the U
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Secrets of Bonsai: Uncovering the mechanism of root regenerationThe molecular mechanism behind root regeneration after root cutting in plants has been discovered. A finding which could lead to the development of new methods for regulating plant growth in agriculture and horticulture.
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Filtering molecules from the water or air with nanomembranesFree-standing carbon membranes that are a millionth of a millimetre thin: these are a special research field of Professor Dr. Armin Gölzhäuser from Bielefeld University and his research group. The nanomembranes can serve as ultrafine filters and as a protective layer. The Bielefeld physicists have registered several patents for manufacturing such molecular foils. In their research, they are analys
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Fitness trackers could benefit from better security, study findsThe security of wearable fitness trackers could be improved to better protect users' personal data, a study suggests.
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See Cassini’s last glimpses of the Saturn system Space Momentous images from the spacecraft’s grand finale. As Cassini moved towards it's final plunge, it snapped images of its experience, like pictures taken with distant friends just before you say farewell.
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Could interstellar ice provide the answer to birth of DNA?Researchers at the University of York have shown that molecules brought to earth in meteorite strikes could potentially be converted into the building blocks of DNA.
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New inhibitor brings new hopeResearchers found a possible new treatment for aggressive triple receptor-negative breast cancer.
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Self-healing gold particlesSelf-healing materials are able to repair autonomously defects, such as scratches, cracks or dents, and resume their original shape. For this purpose, they must be composed of several components whose combined properties result in the desired characteristics. Scientists of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology now discovered that also tiny pa
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Interventions for treating tuberculous pericarditisResearchers from South Africa and Canada have carried out a Cochrane review update to assess the safety and effectiveness of corticosteroids for treating tuberculous pericarditis.
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Fitness trackers could benefit from better security, study findsThe security of wearable fitness trackers could be improved to better protect users' personal data, a study suggests.
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This writing task makes anxious brains more efficient Just writing about your feelings can help you tackle something stressful more efficiently, according to a study that measured participants’ brain activity. The research provides the first neural evidence for the benefits of expressive writing, says lead author Hans Schroder, a doctoral student in psychology at Michigan State University and a clinical intern at Harvard Medical School’s McLean Hosp
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One Year After Bricking Third-Party Ink With Update, HP Is Back on Its Bullshit Photo: AP The astronomical prices printer makers charge for cartridges have long been a favorite subject of internet comedians (with more than one noting that printer ink is now more valuable than gold ), so it came as a bit of a surprise when HP actually made some concessions after pushing out an update that bricked unofficial ink cartridges last year. Unfortunately, it seems HP has now returned
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The best camera gear for making hyperlapse video Gadgets Spin an hours-long story into a seconds-long sequence. A single image can capture a discreet moment, but stringing dozens together can tell a spectacular story.
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Nope, We Can’t Trust Data Firms to Update Against Known Security Flaws
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Filtering molecules from the water or air with nanomembranesFree-standing carbon membranes that are a millionth of a millimetre thin: these are a special research field of Professor Dr. Armin Gölzhäuser from Bielefeld University and his research group. The nanomembranes can serve as ultrafine filters and as a protective layer. The Bielefeld physicists have registered several patents for manufacturing such molecular foils.
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Too many older diabetes patients are being overtreatedUp to 11 percent of older Americans insured through Medicare are receiving too much medication to control their diabetes, and around 7 percent are being undertreated. This is according to a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine which is published by Springer.
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'Handedness' in scale-eating fish: Nature and nurtureLateralized behaviors are thought to be strengthened during development; however, little is known about how they are acquired during development. In the scale-eating cichlid model, Nagoya University-based researchers demonstrated the attack side preference of juveniles was developed with scale-eating experience, regardless of age. They also found that kinetics of attack behavior is superior on one
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No strings attached for underwater video systemAn underwater wireless optical communications system for streaming high quality, live video.
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Wärtsilä vil udrulle finsk bølgekraft til hele verdenDet finske selskab skal stå for salg og levering af bølgekraft-teknologien Wave Roller fra det finske selskab AW Energy. Der er dog foreløbig tale om 'kommercielt operative pilotanlæg' til særligt interesserede.
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Why Didn't Trump Build Anything in Russia? Thirty years ago, in July 1987, Donald and Ivana Trump flew to the Soviet Union, apparently at the invitation of the Soviet ambassador to the United States, in order to scout locations for a Trump hotel in Moscow. “It was an extraordinary experience,” Trump wrote in The Art of the Deal . “We toured half a dozen potential sites for a hotel, including several near Red Square.” He came away “impress
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Hilarious, spectacular EVE betrayal destroys player group, costs trillions Enlarge / A Keepstar Citadel, one of the largest constructs in the game. CO2's Keepstar was part of the heist. (credit: CCP ) Space-based MMO EVE Online has a reputation for being somewhat difficult and tedious to actually play—while at the same time being one of the best games to watch others play ( this video , for example, makes EVE seem thoroughly awesome). But the game is practically the pla
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Jezebel Holy Shit, Selena Gomez’s Friend Gave Her a New Kidney This Summer | Deadspin Tom Savage Is Jezebel Holy Shit, Selena Gomez’s Friend Gave Her a New Kidney This Summer | Deadspin Tom Savage Is Going Back To The Bench And His Agent Isn’t Happy | The Root Ohio Mom Stabbed Boyfriend 6 Times After Finding Him Naked on Top of Her 12-Year-Old Daughter: Report | Splinter Trump Immediately Contradicts Democrats After They Announce Deal to Save DACA (UPDATE: Trump Contradicts His Contradiction) |
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Dinosaur Gets Strange Diagnosis 78 Million Years After Its DeathThere weren't any doctors when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, but one duck-billed dino has managed to get a diagnosis for its unusual joint condition about 78 million years after its death, thanks to a group of researchers who analyzed its strange bones.
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Catholic Hospitals are Multiplying, Boosting Their Impact on Reproductive Health CareAbortions and tubal ligation numbers have dropped -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Stjernedannelse påvirkes af lokale forhold i rummetTre forskere fra Astrofysik og Planetforskning ved Niels Bohr Institutet har gennemført omfattende...
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Myndigheder efter Tesla-ulykke: Stram op på autopilot-sikkerhedenManglende sikkerhedsforanstaltninger bidrog til ulykken sidste år, hvor føreren af en selvkørende Tesla omkom i en kollision med en sættevogn.
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Coming October 4: The Google Pixel 2 "Why does my phone suck so much, Google?" With the iPhone launch out of the way, Google is now starting to spin up the marketing machine for its next flagship phone. Google has launched a teaser site and a video asking dissatisfied smartphone users to "stay tuned for more on October 4." What Google wants users to "stay tuned" for is the Pixel 2, the sequel to the Google Pixel . When we last check
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If You Think Everyone Else Has More Friends, You're Not Alone Many first-year college students think their peers have more friends than they do, a study finds. But that can actually help motivate students to make new connections. (Image credit: Tim Ellis/Ikon Images/Getty Images)
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This Is the iPhone 8 You Should Buy Image: Apple / Gizmodo It’s that time of year again, folks, but this time shit’s a little more complicated. Apple turned heads at the annual iPhone lovefest by introducing not just one, not two, but three new iPhones— one of which is a pricey monster we’ll address in a future post. If you’re thinking about placing an order for an iPhone 8 on September 15th (12am PT/3am ET), however, we’ve got som
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How Cassini probe reached SaturnIt took seven years for the US-European mission to get to the ringed planet, launching in 1997.
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What Are Saturn's Rings?Saturn's rings are one of the most compelling features of the solar system.
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New knowledge on how HIV beats the body's early immune responseIn an important step towards eradicating HIV-associated viral reservoirs, researchers at Sydney's Westmead Institute for Medical Research have identified how the HIV virus hijacks the innate immune system to facilitate its replication and spread, thus gaining a foothold infection in the body.
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Obese inducing brain mechanismThe research group of Professor Masaharu Noda, Associate Professor Takafumi Shintani, and a graduate student Satoru Higashi of the National Institute for Basic Biology (NIBB) demonstrated that protein tyrosine phosphatase receptor type J (PTPRJ) inhibits leptin signaling and that induction of PTPRJ in the hypothalamus is a cause of leptin resistance.
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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 Sydney-led research shows. The genetic study, which compared microbial communities in sediments associated with an invasive alga and a native seagrass, is the first to test the idea that marine microbes play a critical rol
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Chad Carr's tumor offers genetic clues for DIPG researchA year and half after losing his battle against brain cancer, Chad Carr's legacy lives through research that will help other children facing the same cruel disease.
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Engineered therapy for blood clotting disorder shows early promiseAn investigational treatment that mimics a key clotting enzyme is effective, safe, and may one day eliminate the need for blood products for people with the rare, life-threatening blood disease hereditary thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), according to a study published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).
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Secrets of Bonsai: Uncovering the mechanism of root regenerationThe molecular mechanism behind root regeneration after root cutting in plants has been discovered. A finding which could lead to the development of new methods for regulating plant growth in agriculture and horticulture.
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NASA's Curiosity Rover Captures Spectacular Images as It Climbs Toward a Mysterious Outcrop Curiosity Mastcam image showing details of the sedimentary rocks that make up Vera Ridge. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS) Over the past few days, NASA’s Curiosity rover has been making a steady climb towards a strange Martian ridge that’s captivated scientists since before the mission even started. Known as Vera Ridge after the pioneering astrophysicist Vera Rubin , the durable outcrop could shed new lig
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Trump Is No Different Last night at the White House, Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer struck another deal. Or maybe they didn’t, depending on who’s speaking. The messaging tug-of-war between the two sides continues now, and it’s interesting for any number of reasons—obviously, the fate of DACA, but also the future of Trump’s nascent alliance with Democrats, and the future of Trump’s relationship with Repu
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Professor rejste land og rige rundt med bedre energispare-system: »Det var som at slå i en dyne«DTU-professor har udviklet et system, der kan beregne faktiske energibesparelser. Det har han forsøgt at få myndighederne til at benytte ved energibesparelser og energimærkning – helt uden held.
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Hurricane Max forms off Mexico's southwestern coast: forecastersHurricane Max formed off the southwestern coast of Mexico on Thursday, triggering warnings of life-threatening storm conditions for a long stretch of coastal communities including the resort city of Acapulco, forecasters said.
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Scientists: Ash tree species pushed to brink of extinctionFive prominent species of ash tree in the eastern U.S. have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by a beetle, a scientific group says.
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China's sharing economy now embraces sex dollsChina has shared bikes, umbrellas, and basketballs, but one company is taking the country's love affair with the "sharing economy" to an erotic extreme with a line of rentable sex dolls.
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Tesla sets semi-truck debut for October 26Tesla plans to unveil a heavy transport truck next month, in a further broadening of the product lineup for the electric vehicle maker.
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Indonesia raises alert level for Bali volcanoIndonesia raised the alert level Thursday for the Mount Agung volcano on the tourist island of Bali following an increase in volcanic earthquakes.
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Japan commission supports nuclear power despite FukushimaJapan's nuclear policy-setting Atomic Energy Commission called Thursday for nuclear power to remain a key component of the country's energy supply despite broad public support for a less nuclear-reliant society.
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Long-endangered snow leopard upgraded to 'vulnerable' statusThe elusive snow leopard—long considered an endangered species—has been upgraded to "vulnerable," international conservationists said Thursday. But experts warned the new classification does not mean they are safe.
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Research discovers a chemical-free way to keep apples fresher longerAn apple a day may keep the doctor away, but the mold on it could make you sick.
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You're not alone in feeling aloneFeel like everyone else has more friends than you do? You're not alone— but merely believing this is true could affect your happiness. A new study from the University of British Columbia, Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School has found that new university students consistently think their peers have more friends and spend more time socializing than they do. Even when that's untrue, si
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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.
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50 years ago, Clomid totally changed fertility treatment Eli Adashi is only exaggerating a little when he says the job of a fertility doctor before 1967 was basically to refer couples who could not conceive to adoption agencies. When he began practicing fertility medicine in 1974, there was nothing so revolutionary as in vitro fertilization, but at least there was the drug clomiphene citrate (Clomid). The wonder drug radically changed what doctors coul
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Kids These Days: It’s Time to Stereotype Generation ZMillennials are, like, so 2000-and-late.
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UBC research discovers a chemical-free way to keep apples fresher longerAn apple a day may keep the doctor away, but the mold on it could make you sick. Rhiannon Wallace, a PhD candidate at UBC Okanagan's campus, has developed a way to stop, or at least control, blue mold -- a pathogen that can rot an apple to its core. Wallace's research has determined that bacteria, originally isolated from cold Saskatchewan soils, may be the answer to preventing mold growth and app
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Nasa's Cassini spacecraft poised to begin mission-ending dive into Saturn On Friday, the spacecraft will plunge toward the giant planet and burn up in its atmosphere, ending a remarkable 20-year journey over eight billion kilometres After one last look at Saturn and its moons, Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft will call time on its 20-year mission on Friday when it dives headlong into the giant planet and burns up in the atmosphere. And so a man-made meteor will streak across
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A rare discovery will shed new light on Mycenaean funerary practicesThe discovery this summer of an impressive rock-cut tomb on a mountainside in Prosilio, near ancient Orchomenos in central Greece, will shed new light on Mycenaean funerary practices.
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Splashdown! Crashing into martian mudAn impactor smashing into an ice-rich surface gave rise to the complex flow features around this ancient crater on Mars.
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NASA's robotic 'sniffer' confirms space station leak, repairIn recent operations on the International Space Station, robotic operators were twice able to test and confirm the ability of the Robotic External Leak Locator (RELL) to "smell" in space.
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Islamophobia represents a form of racism mixed with cultural intoleranceIslamophobia represents a form of racism mixed with cultural intolerance as a whole, rather than simply intolerance of Muslims and Islam, according to a new paper from a Rice University sociologist.
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New Peruvian whale fossil discovery sheds light on whale lineagesA new study led by a Monash biologist has provided fresh information on the origin of one of the major baleen whale lineages, which helps to connect living whales with their deep evolutionary past.
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Ford: Det var os, der forklædte chauffør som tomt bilsædeDet, der ved første øjekast lignede en tom selvkørende bil i almindelig trafik, var en test af folks reaktioner, forklarer det amerikanske bilfirma.
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The Controversy Behind Chicago's Diploma Mandate When students start school in the United States, they tend to proceed along one of two paths. For many, college is the assumed destination from their earliest days in the classroom, reinforced progressively at every step of their education. The only mystery is what higher-education institution they’ll attend. But for a vast set of students, there is no assumed destination except adulthood—school
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What Should We Make Of Trump's Speech Patterns — And Our Responses To Them? Yes, President Trump's words tend to be simple and oft-repeated. The real question, says anthropologist Barbara J. King, may be what happens when we adopt them. (Image credit: Steve Helber/AP)
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Christmas Island’s only echolocating bat has gone extinctThe Christmas Island pipistrelle is no more, and the world's largest antelope is at risk, according to the latest update to the Red List of Threatened Species
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Foreninger: Overenskomst styrker sammenhængende patientforløb Patientforeninger roser overenskomstaftale for almen praksis. Det er til stor gavn for patienterne, at samarbejdet mellem hospitalerne og patienternes egen læge bliver styrket, lyder det.
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Star formation influenced by local environmental conditionsThree scientists at Niels Bohr Institute (NBI), University of Copenhagen, have carried out extensive computer simulations related to star formation. They conclude that the present idealized models are lacking when it comes to describing details in the star formation process. "Hopefully our results can also help shed more light on planet formation," says Michael Küffmeier, astrophysicist and head o
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Self-healing gold particlesSelf-healing materials are able to repair autonomously defects, such as scratches, cracks or dents, and resume their original shape. For this purpose, they must be composed of several components whose combined properties result in the desired characteristics. Scientists of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology now discovered that also tiny pa
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Astronomers probe origin of Planet 9Astronomers at the University of Sheffield have shown that 'Planet 9' – an unseen planet on the edge of our solar system – probably formed closer to home than previously thought.
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Our ability to recognise letters could be hard-wired into our brainsBack in the 1960s, the linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky claimed that the human brain is hardwired with an innate understanding of language. This became known as the Universal Grammar theory, and was offered as an explanation of the speed at which children tend to learn their first language. Genetically, the human mind is predisposed to making sense of words and arranging them in a logi
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How our unconscious minds are prejudiced against benefit claimantsWithout us knowing, our brains are busy making associations. While on the surface we may sincerely believe that men and women are equal, or that people on benefits are just regular folks who happen to need help, our unconscious minds might not be so progressive. In psychology, ideas that we hold unconsciously are called "implicit attitudes".
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Biomarkers in the blood prove strong role of food for type 2 diabetesA pioneering method, developed at Chalmers University of Technology, has demonstrated its potential in a large study, showing that metabolic fingerprints from blood samples could render important new knowledge on the connection between food and health. The study finds that diet is one of the strongest predictors of type 2 diabetes risk in older women.
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Researchers develop new strategy to target KRAS mutant cancerIn a new study, published this month in Cancer Discovery, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that approximately half of lung and pancreatic cancers that originate with a KRAS mutation become addicted to the gene as they progress.
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Ancient amphibian had mouthful of teethThe idea of being bitten by a nearly toothless modern frog or salamander sounds laughable, but their ancient ancestors had a full array of teeth, large fangs and thousands of tiny hook-like structures called denticles on the roofs of their mouths that would snare prey, according to new research by paleontologists at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM).
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When disaster strikes, NASA brings the power of spaceIt's an unsung NASA program that started quietly nearly a decade ago with the promise to save lives and property worldwide.
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Code for fine-tuning elastomers to mimic biological materials(Phys.org)—Biological material such as bone and muscle tend to have a wide range of elasticity and rigidity that is different from synthetic materials. In general, with synthetic materials, as stiffness increases, elasticity decreases. Biological materials, on the other hand, do not exhibit such a direct relationship. There is much interest in finding materials that mimic biological materials for
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Meet the E-dumper, the world's largest electric vehicleA Swiss consortium of companies is constructing the largest electric vehicle in the world – in record time. The prototype is not intended as a dainty little exhibition piece for trade fairs, but rather for hard labor in the quarry. Experts from Empa are in charge of its operational safety.
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Squirrels use ‘chunking’ to organize their nuts Fox squirrels are a lot more organized than we thought—storing their stashes of nuts by variety, quality, and possibly even by preference. A new study is the first to show evidence that squirrels arrange their bounty—at least 3,000 to 10,000 nuts a year—using “chunking,” a cognitive strategy in which people and other animals organize spatial, linguistic, numeric, or other information into smaller
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AI spots Alzheimer’s brain changes years before symptoms emergeA machine-learning algorithm that examines MRI scans can identify alterations in how different regions of the brain are connected that indicate future disease
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Læbe-Ganespalte-Centret på Rigshospitalet aflyser operationerAlle operationer af småbørn med læbe-ganespalte på Rigshospitalet er aflyst frem til 1.oktober. Ifølge Landsforeningen Læbe-ganespalte skyldes det, at der mangler plejepersonale.
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You're not alone in feeling aloneFeel like everyone else has more friends than you do? You're not alone -- but merely believing this is true could affect your happiness.
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In step toward controlling chemistry, physicists create a new molecule, atom by atomUCLA physicists report in the journal Science the discovery of a unique new molecule that could lead to many useful applications, and show how chemical reactions can be studied on a microscopic scale using tools of physics.
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Water conservation can have unintended consequencesConventional wisdom dictates water conservation can only benefit communities affected by drought. But researchers from 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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The return of the comet-like exoplanetAstronomers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland and collaborators used the Hubble Space Telescope to study an exoplanet that had been observed losing its atmosphere, forming an enormous cloud of hydrogen and giving the planet the appearance of a giant comet. During earlier observations in 2015, it was not possible to observe the whole cloud, whose shape was predicted by numerical si
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Trump Reverses His Stand on DACA Updated on September 14 at 11:27 a.m. ET “No deal was made last night on DACA,” President Trump insisted early Thursday morning on Twitter, right before he proceeded to describe what sure sounded like the outlines of a deal with Democrats to codify protections for undocumented immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The night before, the president had dined over Chinese
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Ars Technica

Nintendo Switch lands Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Enlarge Bethesda, one of the first third-party publishers to pledge support for Nintendo's fledgling hybrid console with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim , has committed two new games to the Nintendo Switch via a Nintendo Direct : the lighting-fast shooter Doom , and the upcoming Nazi-blasting fun-fest that is Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus . Doom launches "this winter," while The New Colossus launc
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Gizmodo

The Perfect Gift For Any Jedi Or Sith Is This LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar , $35 Start your own rebellion with this LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar , down to just $35. With 24 different gifts, like Rey’s speeder, an At-ST, a TIE Striker, Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle, and more. Even reenact The Force Awakens with the Jakku playmat (brooding Luke Skywalker on a cliff, not included). They also somehow made BB-8 even more adorable, by giving him
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History of zero pushed back 500 years by ancient Indian textCarbon dating has revealed that the Bakshali manuscript housed in Oxford contains the earliest known version of our modern zero symbol -- and it is nearly 2000 years old
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Image: Portugal burn scarsSouthern Europe experienced a relentless heatwave this summer, fuelling wildfires in a number of countries.
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Study explains how bacteria form flocksScientists have shed light on how tiny organisms flock together even when they are present in very low numbers.
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New earthquake forecasting system gave reliable forecasts of Italian aftershocks(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers with Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia in Italy has created an earthquake warning system that reliably predicted a series of aftershocks after a major quake in Italy. In their paper published on the open-access site Science Advances, the team describes the system and its accuracy in predicting the series of aftershocks that occurred during 2016 to 2017
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Baw Baw frog charms researchers in battle against extinctionScientists are racing against time to save Victoria's unique Baw Baw frog - facing extinction from a fungus threatening a third of Australia's frog species.
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Testing the waters by taking to the airDrones are not just for hobbyists, they have a new scientific application—indicating changes beneath the sea surface. MBARI researchers are exploring the possibilities of using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to accompany and enhance ocean science and engineering. Aerial platforms such as UAVs, or drones, as they are more commonly known, are making headway into scientific applications due to the v
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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures GIF Elon Musk has been sitting on a trove of spectacular fail videos from the SpaceX archives, and on August 31st he promised to release a blooper reel with “some epic explosion footage.” This morning, he made good on that promise. Now you can watch many millions of dollars go kaboom in just over two minutes. For Musk, this collection of failures is more like a victory lap. Last week, SpaceX succ
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Gizmodo

More Hints for the Future of the Terminator Franchise Wonder Woman 2 gets an additional writer. Alicia Vikander talks about playing a legend in Tomb Raider . New behind-the-scenes footage from Thor: Ragnarok hints at the return of an iconic weapon. John Landis doesn’t think a new American Werewolf in London is a good idea. Plus, new footage from Supernatural . Spoilers now! Terminator An Eventbrite description of an upcoming event with James Cameron
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Inside Science

BRIEF: When Blue Fog Forms After the Champagne Cork Pops BRIEF: When Blue Fog Forms After the Champagne Cork Pops The temperature at which champagne is stored determines what comes out of the bottle. Champagne-pop.jpg Image credits: Andy Wright via Flickr Rights information: CC BY 2.0 Culture Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 09:00 Joel Shurkin, Contributor (Inside Science) -- One of the glories of civilization is how champagne announces its arrival. Ther
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Lab-made protein chomps co-factor like a big ol' gatorProteins have the power to turbo-charge biochemical reactions inside the body.
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Genome of orchid Apostasia shenzhenica sequenced(Phys.org)—A large international team of researchers has sequenced the genome of the orchid Apostasia shenzhenica. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes the approach they used and what they learned during the process.
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How 'Atlanta' Expanded the Limits of StorytellingDonald Glover's Emmy-nominated show never sacrifices the impact of the joke or the grace of the message.
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Polaroid's OneStep2 Is a Vintage Camera for the Digital AgeThe $99 camera pays homage to the classic Polaroid OneStep.
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How to measure a molecule's energy using a quantum computerSimulating molecules on quantum computers just got much easier with IBM's superconducting quantum hardware. In a recent research article published in Nature, Hardware-efficient Variational Quantum Eigensolver for Small Molecules and Quantum Magnets, we implement a new quantum algorithm capable of efficiently computing the lowest energy state of small molecules. By mapping the electronic structure
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Even when it's sitting in storage, coal threatens human healthPresident Trump and his appointees have pledged to end what they call the "war on coal" – policies designed to reduce the health and environmental impacts from producing and burning coal, such as toxic air pollution and mine waste disposal in streams. But while it is true that coal production and use in the United States is subject to many long-standing regulations, they exist for good reason.
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Ars Technica

Malicious apps with >1 million downloads slip past Google defenses twice Enlarge / One of the fee-based services ExpensiveWallpaper apps subscribed users to. Researchers recently found at least 50 apps in the official Google Play market that made charges for fee-based services without the knowledge or permission of users. The apps were downloaded as many as 4.2 million times. Google quickly removed the apps after the researchers reported them, but within days, apps fr
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5 Things You Should Do Before Switching Phone Carriers Image: Gizmodo Taking your hard-earned dollars away from one carrier and giving them to another instead is not a decision to be made lightly, no matter how much you’ve grown to loathe your current provider of cellular services. If you’re thinking about switching carriers to take advantage of big deals for cool new phones, than here are some key checks and preparations to make before you commit to
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Wolves and bears to be slaughtered in Romania once againIn 2016, Romania banned trophy hunting of wolves and bears, but now the government has angered conservationists by permitting hunters to target nuisance animals
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Søren Brostrøm får plads WHO-bestyrelse Sundhedsstyrelsens direktør er valgt ind i bestyrelsen for Europa-regionen under Verdenssundhedsorganisationen WHO.
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Rise of the quantum thinking machinesQuantum computers can be made to utilize effects such as quantum coherence and entanglement to accelerate machine learning.
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Underwater wireless optical communications system for streaming high quality, live videoA flexible and cost-effective technology for streaming high-quality underwater video images has been developed by researchers at KAUST by improving the bandwidth to achieve better video quality.
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Sensors in your smartphone could make roads greenerBy combining car sharing apps with a smartphone's ability to measure movement and vibration, researchers are hoping to make roads greener.
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Better Things Is Almost Perfect Television The finale of the first season of Pamela Adlon’s FX dramedy Better Things ended with Sam (Adlon) and her daughters driving around in the family minivan, the girls gazing out the window while Duke (Olivia Edward), the youngest, squeezed her mother’s hand. The track playing in the car was Alice Cooper’s “Only Women Bleed,” and all three of Sam’s kids sang along. It was a fitting ending for a debut
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