Ingeniøren

Rapport: Luftkvaliteten i 'grønne' huse er kraftigt påvirket af kemikalierMan glemmer pointen med at bygge huse i jagten på bæredygtighed, siger professor, efter at amerikansk undersøgelse peger på dårligt indeklima i 'grønne' huse.
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Dagens Medicin

Gebyrer får ikke patienter til at overholde aftaler på hospitalet Patienter bliver væk fra aftaler på hospitalerne, selv om de skal betale et gebyr ved udeblivelse. Det viser en ny undersøgelse. Derimod er der andre tiltag, som kan have langt større effekt på udeblivelser.
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Carbohydrates may be the key to a better malaria vaccineAn international research team has shown for the first time that carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in malaria's ability to infect mosquito and human hosts.The discovery also suggests steps that may improve the only malaria vaccine approved to protect people against Plasmodium falciparum malaria -- the most deadly form of the disease.
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Ingeniøren

Tesla på vej med lastbilElon Musk er selv svært begejstret, men det er småt med detaljerne. Imens overhaler Misubishi ham indenom med tre ton gods ombord.
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Science : NPR

Cassini Plunges To Saturn The Cassini mission to Saturn ends on Friday. Scientists will steer the spacecraft into Saturn's atmosphere and watch it burn up.
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The Atlantic

When Does the Right to an Attorney Kick In? District-court judge Tom Boyd has presided over countless arraignment hearings, where he reads the charges against defendants, asks how they want to plead, and, if they are headed to trial, decides whether to set bail. Over his 12 years on the bench, one aspect of these sessions has increasingly troubled him: Most of the time, his defendants don’t have lawyers. In Michigan, where Boyd presides, a
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Angry Birds maker Rovio valued at $1 billion in planned IPORovio Entertainment, the Finnish maker of "Angry Birds" and other popular mobile games, says that its initial public share offering will value it at about $1 billion.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Carbohydrates may be the key to a better malaria vaccineAn international research team has shown for the first time that carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in malaria's ability to infect mosquito and human hosts.
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Science | The Guardian

The idea that climate scientists are in it for the cash has deep ideological roots Author and academic Nancy MacLean says cynicism about the motives of public servants, including government-backed climate scientists, can be traced to a group of neoliberals and their ‘toxic’ ideas You’ll have heard that line of argument about cancer scientists, right? The one where they’re just in it for the government grant money and that they don’t really want to find a cure, because if they d
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The Atlantic

Could Facebook Have Caught Its 'Jew Hater' Ad Targeting? Facebook lives and dies by its algorithms. They decide the order of posts in your News Feed, the ads you see when you open the app, and which which news topics are trending. Algorithms make its vast platform possible, and Facebook can often seem to trust them completely—or at least thoughtlessly. On Thursday, a pitfall of that approach became clear. ProPublica revealed that people who buy ads on
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The Atlantic

Scientists Don't Want You to Call Cassini's End a 'Suicide' The end of the Cassini mission was a bittersweet event. On the one hand, the orbiter coasted through unexplored territory on Friday morning, collecting and transmitting data about Saturn that could help scientists solve some of the planet’s biggest mysteries. On the other hand, it smashed into Saturn’s atmosphere and completely disintegrated in a matter of minutes. So it follows that many headlin
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Viden

NASA-rumsonde har begyndt sit dødsdyk mod SaturnEfter 20 år slutter Cassinis rejse, når NASA lader rumsonden brænde op i Saturns atmosfære for ikke at forurene eventuelt liv. Sonden sender data til det sidste.
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Ingeniøren

GALLERI: Sådan virker cyklen med indbygget låsDe havde 210 forhåndsbestillinger, men ingen anelse om, hvordan de skulle producere 'den tyverisikrede cykel'. Her kan du se, hvordan den fungerer.
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Ingeniøren

De solgte tyverisikret cykel - men vidste ikke hvordan man laver denIngeniørstuderende opfandt cyklen, blev berømte, men opdagde så at de manglede netværk og nogen til at producere.
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Stargazers eye the nation's first dark sky reserve in IdahoTourists heading to central Idaho will be in the dark if local officials get their way.
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn nears fiery finaleNASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn closed in on its fiery finish early Friday, following a remarkable journey of 20 years.
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Science | The Guardian

Why did Ford build a 'fake driverless car' using a man dressed as a seat? The researchers behind the illusion, which went viral last month, explain how the plan was actually to see how people react to self-driving vehicles In early August, residents of Arlington, Virginia, spotted an unmarked silver Ford Transit van cruising around town without a human behind the wheel. Local news publication ARLnow caught the ghostly vehicle on camera and speculated that it was part o
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Facebook let advertisers place ads to reach 'Jew haters'Facebook allowed advertisements targeted at people who have expressed interest in anti-Semitic topics such as "jew hater," "how to burn jews" or "History of 'why jews ruin the world,'" Pro Publica reported Thursday.
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Ingeniøren

Ugens it-job: Vil du stå for it-sikkerhed i Forsvaret eller gøre Skat mere brugervenligt? Virksomheder som Netcompany, BEC, Skat, Dong jagter dygtige it-profesionelle. Deriblandt udviklere, specialister og ledere. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-it-job-vil-du-staa-it-sikkerhed-forsvaret-eller-have-ansvar-datacenter-verdens Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Dagens Medicin

Bestyrelsen i PLO godkender aftale om ny overenskomst PLO’s repræsentantskab skal nu tage stilling til overenskomsten.
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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi bets on spike in electric carsThe Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance is gambling that mass-market drivers are going to pivot soon to electric cars, announcing plans Friday to produce 12 new electric models by 2022 and to make electric cars 30 percent of its overall output.
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NASA space psychology subjects ending 8 months of isolationAfter eight months of living in isolation on a remote Hawaii volcano, six NASA-backed research subjects will emerge from their Mars-like habitat on Sunday and return to civilization.
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'Severe' Typhoon Doksuri pounds central VietnamHeavy rain and wind lashed Vietnam's central coast Friday as Typhoon Doksuri made landfall, prompting mass evacuations as officials predicted it could be the most powerful storm in a decade.
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Canada, China, EU and partners push forward on Paris climate accordSome 30 environment ministers will push forward on the Paris climate accord at a meeting Saturday requested by Canada, China and the European Union.
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New York unveils plan to cut building CO2 emissionsNew York on Thursday revealed an initiative that would mandate thousands of buildings throughout the city become more energy efficient, the latest step in the city's push to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab

Økonometri-professor æresdoktor på Aarhus UniversitetProfessor i økonometri Søren Johansen tildeles æresdoktorgrad ved Aarhus Universitet....
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Astronomers bid farewell to $3.9 bn Saturn spacecraftAstronomers around the world bid farewell Friday to NASA's famed Cassini spacecraft, which launched 20 years ago to circle Saturn and transformed the way we think about life elsewhere in the solar system.
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Iran relaunches space ambitions after uproar over satellitesIran's on-off space programme has received a boost after a recent satellite launch was seen to annoy Washington, with Tehran dusting off plans for a manned mission, perhaps with Moscow's assistance.
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Video game players get varsity treatment at more US collegesVarsity esports teams are becoming increasingly common on college campuses as more schools tap into the rising popularity of competitive gaming.
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Cassini spacecraft: 'Magnifying glass' at Saturn until endFor more than a decade, NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn took "a magnifying glass" to the enchanting planet, its moons and rings.
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NASA sees Eastern Pacific stir Up Tropical Storm NormaTropical Storm Norma is the newest addition to the tropical cyclones in the Eastern Pacific and NASA's Terra satellite caught it after it developed.
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New climate risk classification created to account for potential 'existential' threatsA new study evaluating models of future climate scenarios has led to the creation of the new risk categories "catastrophic" and "unknown" to characterize the range of threats posed by rapid global warming. Researchers propose that unknown risks imply existential threats to the survival of humanity.
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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab

Mellemledere ser kun stressramtes private problemerDet er småt med forståelsen fra den nærmeste leder, når stressramte medarbejdere...
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New insights into nanocrystal growth in liquidMany seashells, minerals, and semiconductor nanomaterials are made up of smaller crystals, which are assembled together like the pieces of a puzzle. Now, researchers have measured the forces that cause the crystals to assemble, revealing an orchestra of competing factors that researchers might be able to control.
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Study offers scientific explanation for why spurned males abandon courtship attemptsUnsuccessful courtship attempts by males create aversive memories that can reduce their level of enthusiasm for subsequent courtship attempts. Scientists at the University of California, Riverside and colleagues have attempted to understand this behavior at the molecular level.
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What’s the Deal with Migraines??!!You’re sitting at your desk, hard at work, and suddenly you see a strange spot of bright light, outlined by a brilliant spectrum of reds and blues, hover over your computer screen. You blink and look around, trying to figure out whether the image is coming from the screen or from outside the window. You […]
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45 percent of parents experience depression, anxiety and stress when newborns leave NICUAlmost half of parents whose children were admitted to Children's National Health System's neonatal intensive care unit experienced postpartum depressive symptoms, anxiety and stress when their newborns were discharged from the hospital.
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Improving communication, education and parent satisfaction with NICU dischargeParents whose children have lengthy stays in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) dream of one day taking their baby home. But the actual day of NICU discharge can be an overwhelming experience for both families and hospital staff.
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Improving mannequin design and training sessions could boost residents' success in NICUAs mannequins go, preemie Hal is on the top of his game. Because he's not real, that's where Hal and mannequins like him fall short, Children's National Health System researchers explained during the 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics national conference.
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Regions with stricter firearm laws experience fewer pediatric gun-related injuriesRegions of the United States with stronger firearm legislation had lower rates of Emergency Department visits for pediatric firearm-related injuries, according to a study led by Children's National Health System researchers.
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Child abuse injuries more likely to be severe if caregiver is male and unrelated to childEfforts to prevent child abuse by people who care for children should extend to additional categories of caregivers since injuries that children suffer at the hands of their parent's male partner, babysitter or daycare worker are likely to be more severe, according to research presented during the 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics national conference.
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Immigrant parents report fewer adverse childhood experiences than US-born parentsA new study found immigrants reported fewer potentially health-harming adverse childhood experiences, such as abuse, violence, or divorce, than native-born Americans. The findings, which will be highlighted in an abstract presentation during the American Academy of Pediatrics 2017 National Conference & Exhibition, suggest immigrants may experience different forms of stress early in life than do th
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Study finds common surgeries may serve as pathway to nonmedical opioid use in adolescentsResults of study, the first known to suggest long-term opioid use after surgery may be a significant problem for teens and young adults, shows youth patients commonly fill post-surgical painkiller prescriptions for months beyond typical recovery times.
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Ingeniøren

Leder: Energispare-skandalen – ministrene stak endnu en gang fingrene i ørerne Energieffektivitet
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Science | The Guardian

How a tax haven is leading the race to privatise space Luxembourg has shown how far a tiny country can go by serving the needs of global capitalism. Now it has set its sights on outer space On a drizzly afternoon in April, Prince Guillaume, the hereditary grand duke of Luxembourg, and his wife, Princess Stéphanie, sailed through the front doors of an office building in the outskirts of Seattle and into the headquarters of an asteroid-mining startup c
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Telemedicine visits save families time and moneyPatients and families who use telemedicine for sports medicine appointments saved an average of $50 in travel costs and 51 minutes in waiting and visit time, according to a new study by Nemours Children's Health System. Each telemedicine visit also saved the health system an average of $24 per patient, researchers reported at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition.
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Life-saving post-ER suicide prevention strategies are cost effectiveThree interventions designed for follow up of patients who are identified with suicide risk in hospital emergency departments save lives and are cost effective relative to usual care. A study led by researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health modeled the use of the approaches in emergency departments and found that all three interventions compare favorably with a standard benchmark of c
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Injuries caused by firearms differ in rural or urban settingsResearchers examining pediatric firearm injuries found that the age a child is injured by a gun is closely related to where he or she lives: the city or the country. The study abstract, 'Hospitalizations for Firearm Injuries in Children and Adolescents in the US: Rural Versus Urban,' will be presented Monday, Sept. 18, at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in Chica
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Increasing number of children arrive at emergency departments addicted to opioidsShowing the opioid epidemic knows no age limits, new research suggests more than 100 children test positive for opioid addiction or dependency each day in US emergency departments. The study abstract, 'Opioid abuse in children: An emerging public health crisis,' will be presented during the American Academy of Pediatrics 2017 National Conference & Exhibition.
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Riding a slide while on a parent's lap increases the risk of injuryGoing down a slide on a parent's lap can lead to a broken leg for small children. An estimated 352,698 children less than 6 years of age were injured on slides in the United States from 2002 through 2015, and many of those injuries were leg fractures.
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Third and fourth graders who own cell phones are more likely to be cyberbulliedNew research suggests elementary school-age children who own cell phones may be particularly vulnerable to cyberbullying. The study abstract, 'Cell Phone Ownership and Cyberbullying in 8-11 Year Olds: New Research,' will be presented Monday, Sept. 18 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in Chicago.
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Campaign increases likelihood parents will ask about guns before a playdateThe Asking Saves Kids (ASK) campaign is effective in increasing parents' comfort level in asking if there is a gun where their child plays, according to research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2017 National Conference & Exhibition in Chicago Monday, Sept. 18.
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More infants and toddlers being positioned correctly in car safety seatsNew research suggests child passenger safety education programs are a success, with more infants and toddlers riding in the rear-facing position than ever before. The study abstract, 'Trends in Child Passenger Safety Practices in Indiana From 2009-2015,' will be presented Monday, Sept. 18 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in Chicago.
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Study: Girl soccer players who give up other sports may feel more stressed, less restedAn abstract of new research being presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics 2017 National Conference & Exhibition found sport specialization was associated with significantly worse mood, stress, fatigue, soreness, and sleep quality among female youth soccer players, even after controlling for factors such as age and hours spent training.
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Green schoolyards offer physical and mental health benefits for childrenA growing body of evidence suggests access to safe, natural areas improves health across a wide variety of areas, including heart health, mental health, weight management, ADHD, and stress among children. Researchers will present a summary of peer-reviewed scientific literature documenting the many benefits to students from 'green schoolyards.'
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Study highlights need for epinephrine in schools -- and staff trained to administer itWith school nurses often covering multiple buildings, researchers find that nearly one in five students who experience severe allergic reactions are given potentially life-saving epinephrine injections from unlicensed staff or students.
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300,000 families living in US-Mexico border towns face exposure to toxic stressRoughly 300,000 Texans living in impoverished border communities known as 'colonias' are facing substandard housing, lack of resources and exposure to toxic stress. New research finds these communities are also ill-equipped to face a natural disaster.
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New research shows golf carts causing serious injuries to childrenAs golf carts become increasingly popular in communities beyond the fairway, new research shows, a significant number of children are being seriously injured while using them.
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Study finds girl soccer players 5 times more likely than boys to return to play same dayA new study found girls were significantly more likely than boys to return to play the same day following a soccer-related concussion, placing them at risk for more significant injury. More than half of girls in the study resumed playing in a game or practice the same day as their injury, compared to just 17 percent of boys.
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Evidence of drug use in mothers of babies with NAS -- but also in control group mothersResearchers conducting a study of newborns experiencing symptoms of drug withdrawal knew the infants' mothers would test positive for substance use. But in the course of their study they had another, surprising finding: They discovered that 1 in 4 women enrolled in the 'drug-free' comparison group, whose infants were not diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome, also tested positive for illicit
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Study suggests increase in adverse effects due to use of opioids in hospitalized childrenNew research to be presented during the American Academy of Pediatrics 2017 National Conference and Exhibition in Chicago suggests an urgent need for safer children's pain medications, with the number of hospitalized infants, children and teens who experienced adverse reactions to opioid painkillers increasing by more than half between 2003 and 2012.
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Pediatric emergency department physicians wary of discussing firearm injury preventionMany emergency departments provide education on childhood injury prevention. But new research shows many physicians are leaving out one important topic: firearm injury prevention. The study abstract, 'Firearm Safety: A Survey on Practice Patterns, Knowledge and Opinions of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Providers,' will be presented Friday, Sept. 15 at the 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics Nationa
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US regions with stricter gun laws have lower rates of pediatric injuries due to firearmsRegions of the United States that have the strictest gun laws also have the lowest rates of childhood firearm injuries, according to new research. The study abstract, 'Geographic Regions with Stricter Gun Laws Have Fewer Emergency Department Visits for Pediatric Firearm-Related Injuries: A Five-Year National Study,' will be presented Friday, Sept. 15, at the American Academy of Pediatrics National
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These are Cassini’s parting shots of the Saturn systemIn its last hours before plunging into Saturn’s atmosphere, the Cassini spacecraft turned its cameras to some of the system’s well-known features.
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Live Science

Krakatoa Volcano: Facts About 1883 EruptionThe eruption of the Krakatoa volcano in 1883 was one of the most deadly in modern history.
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Live Science

Foxes: Facts & PicturesFoxes are found all over the world. In folklore, foxes are typically characterized as cunning creatures sometimes having magical powers.
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New on MIT Technology Review

Who Will Build the Health-Care Blockchain?Decentralized databases promise to revolutionize medical records, but not until the health-care industry buys in to the idea and gets to work.
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Live Science

Tramadol: Dosage & Side EffectsTramadol is a prescription medication used to treat pain.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Cassini: Probe incinerates on entry to SaturnThe US-led Cassini space probe reaches a spectacular climax, burning up in Saturn's atmosphere.
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Live Science

The 2017 Ig Nobel Awards: Cats Flow Like Liquids and Didgeridoos Stop SnoringThe Ig Nobel Awards honor science that first makes you laugh and then makes you think. This year was full of silly science, from the ability of cats to flow like liquids to the reason you shouldn't smile at a crocodile, if you're a gambler, and more.
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Gizmodo

Welp, Vevo Just Got Hacked Screenshot: OurMine Another day, another multinational video service brought to its knees by a group of rogue hackers with a bone to pick. Vevo, the joint venture between Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Abu Dhabi Media, Warner Music Group, and Alphabet Inc. (Google’s parent company), was just hacked. Roughly 3.12TB worth of internal files have been posted online, and a couple of
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Gizmodo

Deadspin Stop Airing Propaganda For New Stadiums | Jezebel YouTube Couple Receives Probation for Pla Deadspin Stop Airing Propaganda For New Stadiums | Jezebel YouTube Couple Receives Probation for Playing Abusive ‘Pranks’ on Children | The Root To All the Black Men Watching the NFL, Here’s What Philadelphia Eagles Owner Thinks About Colin Kaepernick | Splinter I’m a Black Writer Suing Ebony for Unpaid Work. It Doesn’t Feel Good. |
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Ingeniøren

Din bank ved mere om dig end nogensinde før – og vil gerne vide meget mereTeknologi og lovgivning flytter grænserne for, hvad finansselskaber kan og må gøre med dine data. Der er brug for langt mere gennemsigtighed, mener kritiker.
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The Atlantic

Radio Atlantic: Will America's Institutions Survive President Trump? Eight months into the Trump administration, we're taking stock: What is shaping up to be President Trump's effect on America’s institutions? Jack Goldsmith, author of The Atlantic 's October cover story , sits down with editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg. Then, Matt Thompson and Alex Wagner discuss Trump's impact on the GOP with longtime Republican strategist Mindy Finn and The Atlantic 's politics
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Live Science

'Liquid' Cats and Old Men's Big Ears: Humorous Research Abounds at the Ig NobelsAt the Ig Nobels, prizewinners are rewarded for conducting serious research on unlikely topics.
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Big Think

There Are Biophotons in the Brain. Is Something Light-Based Going On? Neurons in the human brain produce photons, and are apparently capable of being the infrastructure for light-based communication and activity. Read More
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The Atlantic

Hillbilly Elegy Writer Won't Seek Office J.D. Vance, author of the bestselling memoir Hillbilly Elegy , strongly considered seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Ohio next year, but has decided against a run, he said Thurdsay. Vance, whose book describes his drug-addicted mother and absentee father in unsparing detail, concluded a run for office would put too much strain on his young family. His wife, Usha, a clerk to U.S
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Ars Technica

Female ex-Googlers sue, claiming sex discrimination Enlarge / Employees and visitors walk through the Googleplex in Mountain View. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images ) Three women who worked for Google filed a lawsuit today alleging the company discriminates against female employees "by systematically paying them lower compensation." The lawsuit (PDF) , which was filed in San Francisco Superior Court and seeks class-action status, says Go
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New Scientist - News

Third-hand smoke in furniture and clothes damages mouse organsExposure to smoke residue increases rodents’ stress hormones and puts them at higher risk of diabetes, as well as harming their livers and brains
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The Atlantic

Can America Live With a Nuclear North Korea? The Trump administration claims “all options are on the table” for dealing with North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program—from using military force, to pressuring China to punish its North Korean ally, to Donald Trump negotiating directly with Kim Jong Un. But what do those options look like? And what consequences could they have? This series explores these questions, option by option by option . The
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The Atlantic

North Korea Keeps Up Its Provocations North Korea on Thursday for the second time in recent weeks flew a ballistic missile over Japan. The launch came days after the United Nations Security Council passed its harshest round of sanctions yet on the country, and is the first missile test the North has conducted since its sixth nuclear test on September 3. (By coincidence, the launch occurred around the same time that Air Force General
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Gizmodo

These Are the Three Best Leftover Containers, According To You After your bellies (yes, that was the highest rated comment ) and up-cycling empty butter tubs (kudos for ingenuity), three nominations stood out as your favorite food storage containers. So check out the finalists below and vote for your absolute favorite at the bottom of the post. Glasslock Glasslock These are awesome because glass doesn’t hold residue, can be used in the oven, and are nice and
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Futurity.org

Low-power device breaks barrier for sending data from afar A new device that runs on almost zero power can transmit data across distances of up to 2.8 kilometers—breaking a long-held barrier—and could lead to a vast array of interconnected devices. For example, flexible electronics—such as knee patches that capture range of motion in arthritic patients or patches that use sweat to detect fatigue in athletes and soldiers—hold great promise for collecting
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Cassini: Saturn 'death dive' spacecraft in numbersCassini's about to crash into Saturn, but here's what it's achieved over the last two decades.
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Futurity.org

What we learn by tracking gifted kids for 45 years In the early 1970s, gifted programs were in their infancy, and nobody asked 13-year-olds to take the SAT. That didn’t stop Julian Stanley, who launched the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY) near the end of his career at Johns Hopkins University. “I wanted to do a longitudinal study of these kids that I wanted to continue, surveying them and learning about them, throughout their life
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Study shows new biomarker could predict which pregnant women with type 1 diabetes could develop pre-eclampsiaNew research at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, shows that a biomarker -- Leucine-Rich alpha-2-Glycoprotein-1 (LRG1) -- can be used to predict the occurrence of pre-eclampsia in prospective mothers with type 1 diabetes.
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Pregnancy outcomes remain poor in mothers with childhood-onset T1D, despite significant advances in obstetric and diabetic careNew research presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, shows that pregnancy outcomes remain poor in women with type 1 diabetes (T1D), despite significant advances in obstetric and diabetes care.
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Study suggests neighborhood design may help prevent the risk of poor blood sugar control among immigrant populationsNeighborhood designs that promote walking may reduce the risk of prediabetes in immigrant populations, according to new research being presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.
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Sodium (salt) intake is associated with a risk of developing type 2 diabetesSodium intake may be linked to an increased risk of developing both type 2 diabetes and latent autoimmune diabetes in adults says new research being presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Lisbon, Portugal.
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Thirdhand smoke exposure effects on liver and brain found to worsen over timeThirdhand-smoke (THS) results when exhaled smoke and smoke emanating from the tip of burning cigarettes gets on surfaces such as clothing, hair, homes, and cars. Using a mouse model, researchers at the University of California, Riverside have found that THS exposure has a significant effect on health, specifically the liver and brain, as early as one month after initiation of exposure -- an effect
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Gender Bias Suit Could Boost Pay, Open Promotions for Women at GoogleThree women sue Google saying it pervasively discriminates against women employees in pay and promotions.
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Science | The Guardian

Solid and liquid cats, didgeridoos and cheese disgust scoop Ig Nobel awards Scientists from around the globe gathered for annual ceremony celebrating research that ‘first makes you laugh, then makes you think’ In ancient times, cats were worshipped as gods. Now a scientific paper arguing that the feline species may indeed transcend some of the usual physical boundaries has been recognised with one of science’s most sought-after accolades: an Ig Nobel prize . The theoreti
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Research on big ears, crocodile gambling wins Ig NobelsScientists who discovered that old men really do have big ears, that playing the didgeridoo helps relieve sleep apnea and that handling crocodiles can influence gambling decisions are among this year's recipients of the Ig Nobel, the prize for absurd scientific achievement.
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NatureNews - Most recent articles - nature.com science feeds

Cassini crashes into Saturn — but could still deliver big discoveries Data from spacecraft could help determine the age of Saturn's rings and the persistence of its magnetic field. Nature 549 317 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22619
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Futurity.org

Molecular ‘time machine’ shows chance’s role in evolution By studying a massive set of genetic variants of an ancient protein, scientists have been able to examine the myriad other ways that evolution could have turned out. Their work reveals the key role random chance plays in the history of evolution. The study is the first to subject reconstructed ancestral proteins to deep mutational scanning—a state-of-the-art technique for characterizing massive l
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Treatment of overweight: Is metabolically healthy obesity a worthwhile initial goal?More and more people suffer from diseases associated with morbid overweight. Despite the health risks, only some of those affected attempt to lose weight. Many people are most probably daunted by the prospect of losing the required large amount of weight. Researchers of the German Center for Diabetes Research now report in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology that metabolically healthy obesity coul
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New global study finds countries saving more lives, despite a 'triad of troubles'Countries have saved more lives over the past decade, especially among children under age 5, but persistent health problems, such as obesity, conflict, and mental illness, comprise a 'triad of troubles,' and prevent people from living long, healthy lives, according to a new scientific study.
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Viral hepatitis kills more people than HIV, malaria or tuberculosisThe study illustrates that in 2016, the total deaths caused by viral hepatitis, including liver cancer, acute cases, cirrhosis, hepatitis A, E, B, C and D account for 1.34 million deaths globally, exceeding tuberculosis (1.2 million), HIV/AIDS (1 million) and malaria (719,000).
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The Atlantic Daily: Dealing With DACA What We’re Following DACA Dealings: Democrats in Congress announced they’d reached an agreement with President Trump on legislation that will preserve the protections of the DACA program in exchange for increasing border security—conditions that Trump confirmed on Twitter, though he insisted no “deal” had been made. It’s a marked reversal of the president’s previous hardline rhetoric on immigrati
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Women with pregnancy complication may have impaired heart function after deliveryWomen who develop preeclampsia in earlier pregnancy are more likely than women without the condition to have thickening of the left heart muscle one month after delivery. The heart muscle changes were more severe among women who developed preeclampsia before 34 weeks of pregnancy. In another study, telehealth monitoring shows promise to reduce hospital readmissions in women who develop hypertensio
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Maintaining healthy weight helps keep blood pressure low through lifeMaintaining a healthy weight is a key health behavior to prevent blood pressure increases from young adulthood into middle age. These findings support the need to create interventions that will help people maintain normal body weight throughout their lives.
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Mysterious Fanged Eel Washes Ashore During Hurricane HarveyHurricane Harvey stranded a mysterious fanged eel on the beach in Texas, leaving the animal to die, rot and bloat. But despite its untimely end, the creature has since become an internet star.
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Google stops challenging most US warrants for data on overseas servers Enlarge (credit: Harold Cunningham/Getty Images ) Google has quietly stopped challenging most search warrants from US judges in which the data requested is stored on overseas servers, according to the Justice Department. The revelation, contained in a new court filing to the Supreme Court, comes as the administration of President Donald Trump is pressing the justices to declare that US search war
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These Footprints Are Shaking Our Understanding of Human Evolution Their findings will likely prove controversial, researchers write. Read More
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: DACA'accord Today in 5 Lines Insisting that he hasn't yet made a formal deal with Democratic leaders, President Trump did not deny reports that he would support DACA protections. “We want to get massive border security. And I think that both Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, I think they agree with it,” Trump told reporters, referencing a dinner meeting he had Wednesday night with both lawmakers. At a news con
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Cassini's Greatest Hits: Best Photos of Saturn and Its MoonsAs the world gets ready to bid farewell to Cassini, we're looking back on some of the spacecraft's most amazing photos.
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Can MoviePass save theaters? The CEO crunched the numbers and says yesVegging out on the couch watching movies streamed from services like Netflix, Amazon or Hulu is today's great American pastime. But one startup is going against the grain to get people out of their homes and into the theaters.
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Salmon Spill Sends Thousands of Invasive Fish Swimming Up and Down the Pacific Coast Image: USFWS Last month, a pen in Washington State holding hundreds of thousands of fish broke, sending swarms of silver Atlantic salmon swimming to the south and north. As you’re no doubt aware, Washington State is not on the Atlantic. Now, these invasive fish have been reported as far as 150 miles away in Canada. The Pacific salmon , which is native to these waters, is a charismatic, symbolic,
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Second Chance for Lost Galapagos Tortoises?Researchers are trying to recreate an extinct species of the lumbering reptiles by breeding closely related species that contain traces of the lost lineage's DNA.
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Bacteriophage Biologist DiesRoger Hendrix, a microbiologist at the University of Pittsburgh, contributed key insights on bacteriophage structure and evolution.
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The near-final macOS High Sierra golden master has been seeded to devs Enlarge / High Sierra's default desktop wallpaper. (credit: Apple ) The golden master (GM) candidate of macOS High Sierra was released to developers today. The GM doesn't add any significant new features over the previous beta version, but it can be helpful for QAing Mac software updates for High Sierra before the public roll-out, as minimal changes are expected between this seed and September 25
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SIDS research confirms changes in babies' brain chemistryUniversity of Adelaide researchers have confirmed that abnormalities in a common brain chemical are linked to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
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New study shows that genomic profiling can help improve treatment of brain tumors in childrenThe largest genomic profiling study ever conducted into a type of brain tumor known as glioma in children has identified genetic alterations in 96% of cases. As reported in The Oncologist, this genetic information could help to identify the most effective treatments for specific cases of glioma, hopefully improving the prognosis for what is currently the leading cause of death for children with ca
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Link between breast cancer and obesity influenced by type of obesity, says Chinese studyObese women with large bellies may be at risk of developing a different subtype of breast cancer than those with widespread fat accumulation, according to a new study published in The Oncologist. This suggests that the link between breast cancer and obesity may be more complex than previously thought.
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Impaired sleep may have serious health consequences for kidney disease patientsIn individuals with chronic kidney disease, high sleep fragmentation was associated with an elevated risk of developing kidney failure. Higher sleep fragmentation and shorter sleep duration were each linked with steeper declines in kidney function over time. Subjectively measured daytime sleepiness was associated with an increased risk of early death from any cause.
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Nothing But Water Powers This Tricycle That Goes From 0 to 62 MPH In Half a Second GIF Remember that feeling of terror when a five-year-old version of you climbed aboard your tricycle before careening down a giant hill? That’s nothing compared to what François Gissy must have felt climbing aboard this adult-sized trike powered by a water tank pressurized to 6,000 PSI. When the valve holding back 35 gallons of pressurized rain water inside the carbon fiber-wrapped tank was relea
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Equifax hackers stole data for 200k credit cards from transaction history Enlarge / Welp. (credit: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) It wasn't just credit record data that someone made off with when they breached Equifax's website starting in May of this year. The attacker also managed to grab credit card data from transactions involving more than 200,000 credit cards, and some of those transactions dated back as far as November of 2016. Brian Krebs reports th
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Good News For Snow Leopards, Bad News For Ash Trees Snow leopards are no longer on the verge of extinction, a new assessment found. However, the situation is looking dire for five species of ash trees, now listed as "critically endangered." (Image credit: Richard Vogel/AP)
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Viking 'Warrior' Presumed to Be a Man Is Actually a WomanA Viking burial in Birka, Sweden, long thought to belong to a male warrior, was actually of a woman.
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Origin of Zero Symbol Is Centuries Older Than Previously Thought In this close-up image, you can see the use of a dot as a placeholder in the bottom line. This dot evolved into the use of zero as a number in its own right. (Image: Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford) The number zero is something we all take for granted, yet its conceptual origin has eluded archaeologists and historians. An updated analysis of an ancient Indian manuscript is shedding new l
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Cassini's Environmental Triumph The Cassini mission to Saturn—which ends with a fiery plunge into the ringed planet’s atmosphere Friday morning—has been a triumph of exploration. Yielding a rich trove of scientific discoveries, images, and data about the worlds that compose the Saturnian system, Cassini has deepened our understanding of planetary evolution and the possible environs for life elsewhere in the universe. But before
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New insights into nanocrystal growth in liquidPNNL researchers have measured the forces that cause certain crystals to assemble, revealing competing factors that researchers might be able to control. The work has a variety of implications in both discovery and applied science. In addition to providing insights into the formation of minerals and semiconductor nanomaterials, it might also help scientists understand soil as it expands and contra
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Women less interested in sex, except when they ditch “mastering their domain” Enlarge / Elaine is out. (credit: TBS ) A lot of universal truths and life lessons can be found in old episodes of Seinfeld . But in the episode The Contest , the famous ‘90s sitcom may have missed some subtle differences between men and women when it comes to being “master of your domain,” according to a large study on sexual preferences . In the episode, the main characters make a wager to see
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Watch the end of Cassini's epic trip around Saturn here Space What a way to start the day. What better way to start your Friday than by bearing witness to the ends of one of the greatest space missions ever launched?
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Scientists' sexual-harassment case sparks protests at University of Rochester Researchers who worked with Florian Jaeger have filed a complaint with the US government after the university cleared his name. Nature 549 315 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22620
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Futurama returns as a one-time-only radio drama with full voice cast Enlarge / Does Chris Hardwick need MORE nerd-industry cred? How much bigger can you get than your own preserved-head illustration from the series Futurama ? (credit: Nerdist ) As we await Matt Groening's next fully fledged animated series and hope it lives up to whichever eras of Futurama or The Simpsons you worship, the nerds at Groening and Co. have given its fans a morsel: a brand-new Futurama
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How To Avoid Being Scammed Into Buying A Hurricane-Damaged Car Image credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Now that hurricanes Harvey and Irma have come and gone and most everyone affected can focus on rebuilding and recovering, that could also potentially mean buying a new car to replace the one that got destroyed. Problem is: how do you know if the new car you’re thinking about hasn’t also been hurricane damaged? You should especially be on the lookout for sc
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Cassini Spacecraft Set To Complete 13-Year Saturn Mission The Cassini spacecraft will plunge into Saturn's atmosphere Friday, incinerating itself in the process. Planet scientist Jonathan Lunine talks about what the mission accomplished and its grand finale.
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NASA sees Eastern Pacific stir Up Tropical Storm NormaTropical Storm Norma is the newest addition to the tropical cyclones in the Eastern Pacific and NASA's Terra satellite caught it after it developed.
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Ending DACA could have dire public health consequencesThe pending termination of DACA may reverse these mental health benefits for the 800,000 DACA beneficiaries, and trigger a public health crisis, according to an essay in the New England Journal of Medicine, co-authored by Atheendar. S. Venkataramani, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of medical ethics and health policy at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Kids praised for being smart are more likely to cheatAn international team of researchers reports that when children are praised for being smart not only are they quicker to give up in the face of obstacles they are also more likely to be dishonest and cheat. Kids as young as age 3 appear to behave differently when told 'You are so smart' vs 'You did very well this time.'
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Electronic health record alert improves HCV screening and treatment among baby boomersIn a recent study, screening rates for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among baby boomers increased fivefold in the year following implementation of an electronic health record (EHR)-based prompt for primary care physicians.
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Mesenchymal stem cells offer novel treatment approach for Crohn's disease fistulaA growing body of clinical evidence shows that transplantation of a patient's own mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to achieve a cure and prevent recurrent of Crohn's disease-related fistula can be a safe and effective addition to surgery.
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Teen sends dick pic to 22-year-old woman, now he’s a child pornographer Enlarge (credit: Japanexperterna.se ) The Washington Supreme Court has upheld the conviction under state child porn laws of a 17-year-old boy who sent a picture of his own erect penis to a 22-year-old woman. The case illustrates a bizarre situation in which Eric Gray is both the perpetrator and the victim of the crime. Under state law, Gray could face up to 10 years in prison for the conviction.
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The fascinating physics of everyday life | Helen CzerskiPhysics doesn't just happen in a fancy lab -- it happens when you push a piece of buttered toast off the table or drop a couple of raisins in a fizzy drink or watch a coffee spill dry. Become a more interesting dinner guest as physicist Helen Czerski presents various concepts in physics you can become familiar with using everyday things found in your kitchen.
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Watch LIVE @ 5:40 p.m. ET: 2017 Ig Nobel AwardsThe 27th Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony is tonight (Sept. 14), and you can watch it live, beginning at 5:40 p.m. ET.
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Hurricane Irma: How Good Were the Forecasts?Overall, the models did a good job, but they can still be improved.
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California Lawmakers Debate 100 Percent Clean Energy Mandate To some, it's a chance for the state to cement its environmental leadership as the Trump administration rolls back Obama-era climate change programs. (Image credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP)
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Scammers keep trying to sell fake Equifax facts Enlarge / This guy would also like to sell you some stolen Equifax data. (credit: Lyda Hill Texas Collection / Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress ) Last week, someone attempted to execute a poorly conceived digital cash grab by setting up a "Dark Web" page on the Tor network, claiming responsibility for the data breach at credit reporting bureau Equifax. The page demanded a
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Democrats Dare to Trust Trump on DACA At a press conference in the Capitol on Thursday morning, Nancy Pelosi answered perhaps the most difficult question she’s faced since the election of Donald Trump. “Do you trust the president of the United States?” a reporter asked the House minority leader. Pelosi was momentarily taken aback. “Now is that a fair question?” she replied at first. Even a couple weeks ago, the answer Pelosi might ha
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New climate risk classification created to account for potential 'existential' threatsA new study evaluating models of future climate scenarios has led to the creation of the new risk categories 'catastrophic' and 'unknown' to characterize the range of threats posed by rapid global warming. Researchers propose that unknown risks imply existential threats to the survival of humanity.
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Is the Alzheimer's gene the ring leader or the sidekick?Scientific literature in recent years has focused extensively on one genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, the ApoE4 gene variant. A recent study published in PLOS ONE raises flags that scientists should investigate another important player, the TOMM40 gene.
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A subtler sexism now frames TV coverage of women in sportsAn ongoing longitudinal study tracking national coverage of women's sports finds that coverage is still lacking and the sexism of women's sports is less overt but remains a problem.
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Study offers scientific explanation for why spurned males abandon courtship attemptsUnsuccessful courtship attempts by males create aversive memories that can reduce their level of enthusiasm for subsequent courtship attempts. Scientists at UC Riverside and colleagues have attempted to understand this behavior at the molecular level. Using the fruit fly as a model organism, the researchers show that the body's hormonal state is critical to the maintenance of such "courtship memor
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Study: Most people newly recommended to take statins are from disadvantaged backgrounds, less likely to have health insurance and take medications as prescribedThe majority of people who are recommended to take cholesterol-lowering medication under new American guidelines are from disadvantaged populations, but people from these populations are less likely to have health insurance and receive recommended medications, a new study has found.
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Watch Live as NASA's Cassini Finally Faces Its Fiery DoomWhile the orbiter will burn up over Saturn, its scientific legacy will live on.
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Tumour bacteria sabotage chemotherapy by destroying cancer drugsGiving antibiotics to people with cancer could improve treatment by stopping bacteria from degrading anticancer drugs
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Plastic cubes injected into the body could replace booster shotsMicroscopic degradable polymer cubes stuffed with vaccines could spell the end of booster jabs, and lead to a single vaccine that protects against all diseases
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Robot made from a DNA strand could deliver cargo in your bloodMicromachine with two feet and two arms could pick up and deliver drugs in the bloodstream or build chemical compounds, one tiny step at a time
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Ultrafast lasers catch electrons relaxing after brief excitementPulses of light that last billionths of a billionth of a second have helped unravel a mystery inside solid objects and could help us build better X-ray lasers
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Why Selena Gomez Needed a Kidney TransplantWhy do patients with lupus sometimes need kidney transplants?
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Maurice Bluestein, Who Modernized the Wind Chill Index, Dies at 76While shoveling his daughter’s driveway one winter day, Dr. Bluestein, a scientist, realized something: The wind chill index was wrong.
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Floating Tar, Dead Fish: Oil Spill Threatens Greek BeachesThe Agia Zoni II tanker sank on Sunday while anchored off Salamis Island, near Greece’s main port of Piraeus.
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Former Employees Are Suing Google Over Alleged Gender Discrimination Photo: Getty Three former Google employees have filed a class-action lawsuit against the company for allegedly discriminating against women. The complaint claims that Google systematically pays women less than men performing similar jobs, promotes men more often than similarly qualified women, and keeps women in lower-paying and lower-level positions. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday by Kelly El
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Daimler has new electric trucks and a buyer for them: The United Parcel Service Daimler On Thursday, Daimler announced that it would bring its line of short-haul electric trucks to the US. The United Parcel Service (UPS) will buy the first three trucks, and Daimler is also offering eight trucks to New York City-based non-profits, including the Wildlife Conservation Society, the New York Botanical Garden, Habitat for Humanity New York City, and Big Reuse Brooklyn. The company
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South Dakota court rejects law aimed at online sales taxesSouth Dakota's Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law that would require out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes on in-state purchases—a defeat the state expected and welcomed in a case that eventually could have national implications for e-commerce.
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New dyes detect disease through heartbeat signalsVibrant tones of yellow, orange, and red move in waves across the screen. Although the display looks like psychedelic art, it's actually providing highly technical medical information—the electrical activity of a beating heart stained with voltage-sensitive dyes to test for injury or disease.
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SpaceX rockets crash and burn in this spectacular blooper reel Space It actually is rocket science. Well, this is surprisingly delightful.
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Are you OK with using your face to unlock your iPhone?Your passcode can be hacked, but your face is yours and yours alone. That's the thinking behind Apple's latest security measure, which is more high-tech and a bit more intimate than anything else on the market.
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New evidence of Viking warrior women might not be what it seems Evald Hansen At first, the scientific paper seemed like scientific confirmation of a long-cherished myth about Vikings. DNA and geochemistry experts re-examined the famous Swedish grave of a high-ranking Viking warrior and discovered that the person buried alongside swords, armor, and two sacrificial horses was genetically female. In a paper published in American Journal of Physical Anthropology
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Save $50 on the Step-Up Model Of Your Favorite Affordable Vacuum Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional , $150 The Shark Navigator Lift-Away is your favorite affordable vacuum cleaner , but it’s the step-up Professional model that’s on sale today for $150 . Compared to the standard Lift-Away, the Professional includes a longer power cord, a better carpet brush, and a microfiber dusting attachment. It doesn’t suck, is what I’m saying, except in the ways it shou
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It's Like An 'Electric-Fence Sensation,' Says Scientist Who Let An Eel Shock His Arm A neurobiologist noticed something strange whenever he tried to fish out electric eels in his lab using a net with a metal rim and handle. So he decided to roll up his sleeves and investigate. (Image credit: Ken Catania)
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Cassini's Grand FinaleThe Cassini spacecraft has spent the last two decades exploring Saturn and its unique moons, making discoveries that will advance space exploration for years to come. Scientific American editors Lee... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Partnership for a healthy brainSalk scientists find interaction between two key proteins regulates development of neurons.
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Microsoft unveils Project Honolulu, a new GUI for server administration Enlarge (credit: Microsoft ) While Microsoft continues to invest and expand its PowerShell scripting environment—and pushes new GUI-less Windows environments such as the Nano Server configuration—the graphical user interface isn't going away. GUI tools retain advantages for certain tasks, such as visualizing data and comparing multiple systems. They also tend to be much easier to use for ad hoc c
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Tropical Storm Jose may leave the U.S. alone—but it's too soon to know for sure Environment The storm's future is still uncertain. It’s tough on the nerves to deal with one major hurricane, let alone two intense storms making landfall within a few weeks of each other.
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A Genetic Testing Company Just Screwed Up 50,000 Cancer Screenings Image: Flickr As fun as it is to find out where your great-great-great grandparents came from, the real promise of genetic testing is in the realm of disease. By screening for the genetic markers associated with hereditary disease, people can make proactive, potentially even life-saving decisions about their health. That is, as long as the tests are accurate. The genetic testing company Invitae i
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A Novel That Imagines a World Without Bees The category of literature known as climate fiction—“cli-fi,” as it’s known—has gotten quite crowded in recent years. Even just in the past six months, there’s been Paul Kingsnorth’s Beast , which remains hopeful about impending disaster; Lesley Nneka Arimah’s short story “What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky,” which tackles both ecological concerns and the refugee crisis ; and Ashley Shel
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Efforts To Prevent Misuse Of Biomedical Research Fall Short The National Academies of Sciences says not enough has been done to keep legitimate research on pathogens and toxins from being misappropriated and turned into biological weapons. (Image credit: Science Photo Library/Getty Images)
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5 Things Google Needs to Do to Make The Pixel 2 Great Image: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo Now that Apple has officially announced its new iPhone 8 and iPhone X, it’s Google’s turn to try to wow the world with what it thinks is the future of smartphones. And even though last year’s Pixel was a success in many ways , there are still a number of improvements I’d like to see on the Pixel 2 (or whatever Google calls it) when it’s expected to be announced on Octobe
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Azure Confidential Computing will keep data secret, even from Microsoft Enlarge / The Trusted Execution Environment means that even if the application and operating system are compromised, the green code and data can't be accessed. (credit: Microsoft ) Microsoft announced Thursday a new feature coming to its Azure cloud platform named "Confidential Compute." The feature will allow applications running on Azure to keep data encrypted not only when it's at rest (in sto
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Seismologists stumped by mystery shock after North Korean nuclear test A second jolt felt minutes after this month's detonation continues to confound researchers. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22618
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NASA sees Typhoon Doksuri in the South China SeaTyphoon Doksuri appeared well-rounded and organized on satellite imagery as it moved through the north central South China Sea toward Vietnam.
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New SpaceX Video Shows How Not to Land a RocketWatch the epic—and explosive—blooper reel for the Falcon 9 booster’s arduous path to reusability -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NASA sees Typhoon Doksuri in the South China SeaTyphoon Doksuri appeared well-rounded and organized on satellite imagery as it moved through the north central South China Sea toward Vietnam.
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Summer may be getting longer in waters off New EnglandSummer is getting longer in the waters off New England, and that could have big ramifications for everything from the strength of storms to the health of fisheries and endangered whales, according to scientists.
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Federal Trade Commission investigating Equifax breachThe Federal Trade Commission has become the latest authority to announce an investigation into the massive security breach at credit agency Equifax.
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UPS adds three all-electric delivery trucks to its fleetUPS is introducing all-electric delivery trucks to its U.S. fleet.
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Hurricane Max threatening earthquake-hit area of SW MexicoMexico braced Thursday for Hurricane Max which swirled off its southwestern coast, triggering warnings of life-threatening conditions in areas hit by a devastating earthquake last week.
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Google hit with class action lawsuit over gender payGoogle faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking class action status for the claim.
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It Looks Like We Were Wrong About a Basic Property of Mars Image: NASA/Goddard/UMBC/MIT/E. Mazarico When you think about what makes a planet special, maybe you think about its size, its composition, how far it is from the Sun, and maybe how large its collection of apples is. You are probably not thinking about its density. But maybe you should be. Scientists previously assumed, well, Mars is a big rocky planet, it’s probably kind of dense. But after a fe
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Report finds staggering decline in Canada wildlifeHalf of the vertebrate populations in Canada are in staggering decline, despite the country's vast outback, according to a WWF report Thursday that highlighted threats to beluga whales and caribou.
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Appeals court rejects Uber’s attempt to dodge trial: No arbitration Enlarge / An Uber driverless Ford Fusion drives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (credit: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images ) Google's self-driving car spinoff, Waymo, filed a lawsuit in February accusing Uber of acquiring its trade secrets from a former Google employee named Anthony Levandowski. The lawsuit is quickly approaching its scheduled trial date of October 10. Now, one of Uber's last-ditch attempts
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You Have to Be Hopelessly Devoted to Antique Computers to Build a Commodore 64 VR Rig GIF If you don’t have the budget for a $500 Oculus Rift headset and a thousand dollar VR-ready gaming PC, here’s a far cheaper solution. A die-hard Commodore 64 fan created a pair of virtual reality goggles for the classic 8-bit computer that can be easily found for just a few bucks at thrift shops around the country. Jim_64 added an LCD display to a cheap pair of VR goggles that mirrors what’s s
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How does a cell maintain its identity during replication?Prior to cell division, chromosomes are seemingly a jumbled mess. During cell division, parent cell chromosomes and their duplicates sort themselves out by condensing, becoming thousands of times more compact than at any other time. Researchers have long assumed that genes become "silent" during cell division, not being transcribed into proteins or regulatory molecules. This has left open the ques
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Distributed Energy: The Thousand Oaks Solution Do you ever stop to think about what happens after you flush a toilet? Some municipalities spend between 20 and 40 percent of their annual budgets on the energy needed to operate wastewater treatment plants. Not the city of Thousand Oaks, though: They transformed their biggest energy user into an energy generator. Across the U.S., energy users of all sizes are taking control of their power supply
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MRI effective in detecting postpartum breast cancersPregnancy-associated breast cancer, which is rare but often aggressive, was detected with MRI in 98% of cases reviewed in a recent article published in the September 2017 edition of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR).
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65 percent off Bluetooth speakers and other good deals happening today Gadgets A quick guide to getting the goods for cheaper. PopSci is always on the lookout for today's best deals. Our lists will be updated throughout the day, so check back to see if stumbled upon any awesome new discounts.
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Quantum computers reach deeper, find ground state of simple hydrides Enlarge (credit: IBM ) Every time we discuss quantum computers, the headline tends to be that someone, somewhere is going to use the quantum to break your encryption and steal your student loan. If only that were true. But it is probably more realistic to think about quantum computers being used to solve quantum problems. And this has been demonstrated with recent chemistry calculations using a t
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Cassini Vanishes Into Saturn, Its Mission Celebrated and MournedOrbiting the ringed planet since 2004, the spacecraft solved some mysteries and made discoveries that upended our notions about the solar system.
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The Shkreli Syndrome: Youthful Trouble, Tech Success, Then a FallRule-breaking at an early age may point to the success of company founders like Martin Shkreli, researchers say. It may also foretell their undoing.
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The Cassini probe dies tomorrow. Here’s how to follow its endScience News is on the scene at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the big finish of the Cassini mission to Saturn.
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Hydrogen power moves a step closerPhysicists at Lancaster University are developing methods of creating renewable fuel from water using quantum technology.
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Researchers get a nanoscale glimpse of crevice and pitting corrosion as it happensWhat affects almost everything made of metal, from cars to boats to underground pipes and even the fillings in your teeth? Corrosion—a slow process of decay. At a global cost of trillions of dollars annually, it carries a steep price tag, not to mention, the potential safety, environmental and health hazards it poses.
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Physicists offer explanation for diverse galaxy rotationsIdentical twins are similar to each other in many ways, but they have different experiences, friends, and lifestyles.
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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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Cargo-Sorting DNA RobotsAutonomous molecules that collect, carry, and sort different genetic packages usher in a new era for nucleic-acid robotics.
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Distributed Energy: The Lake Worth Solution In the midst of an economic comeback, the city of Lake Worth, Florida, built a renewable energy station on top of what used to be a landfill. This 2-megawatt solar farm is one step in a much larger plan to revitalize the area, both aesthetically and economically. Across the U.S., energy users of all sizes are taking control of their power supply, and relieving stress from the grid. That’s the ide
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Distributed Energy: The Utility-Scale Solution Many residents of Arizona want to soak up the power of the sun. Arizona’s largest electric company, Arizona Public Service, wants to give its customers this option, but doing so can present technical challenges. Through a pilot program, APS is now testing a solution to further improve reliability using residential solar and battery storage. Across the U.S., energy users of all sizes are taking co
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1965, is an annual international showcase of the best in nature photography. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. This year, the contest attracted nearly 50,000 entries from 92 countries. The owners and sponsors have once again been kind enough to share the following 13 fina
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What, Me Worry? A New York City-based children’s book illustrator, Laila shares the story of her family’s Cape Cod home—and how owning a Nest Cam allows her and her siblings to bond with their retired father, even when they’re apart, while also lowering their dad’s anxiety levels.
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How Bacteria Could Protect Tumors From Anticancer Drugs Cancers have unwitting allies: the healthy cells that surround them. Several groups of scientists have now found that normal cells can inadvertently release substances that shield their malignant neighbors from anticancer drugs. That would explain why even targeted therapies—smart drugs that are meant to hit the specific genetic faults behind various cancers—sometimes stumble right out of the gat
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Corrosion in real timeWhat affects almost everything made of metal, from cars to boats to underground pipes and even the fillings in your teeth? Corrosion -- a slow process of decay. At a global cost of trillions of dollars annually, it carries a steep price tag, not to mention, the potential safety, environmental and health hazards it poses.
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Researchers identify the most effective operating room infection control practicesA new study of Texas hospitals has determined two areas that work best for operating room infection control procedures.
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How does a cell maintain its identity during replication?Prior to cell division, chromosomes are seemingly a jumbled mess. Researchers have long assumed that genes become "silent" during cell division, not being transcribed into proteins or regulatory molecules. This has left open the question of how genes get properly re-activated after cell division. Now, researchers have found that gene expression actually continues during cell replication.
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Chimera viruses can help the fight against lymphomasResearchers from Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) Lisboa have created a chimera virus that allows the study of molecules to treat cancers caused by human herpes virus infection in mice models of disease.
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Quantum machine learningAn international team of scientists presents a thorough review on quantum machine learning, its current status and future prospects. The reports contrasts machine learning using classical and quantum resources, identifying opportunities that quantum computing brings to this field.
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Huge genetic diversity among Papuan New Guinean peoples revealedThe first large-scale genetic study of people in Papua New Guinea has shown that different groups within the country are genetically highly different from each other. Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their colleagues reveal that the people there have remained genetically independent from Europe and Asia for most of the last 50,000 years, and that people from the country's isol
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One vaccine injection could carry many dosesMIT engineers have developed a new 3-D fabrication method that can create a new type of drug-carrying particle that could allow several doses of a drug or vaccine to be delivered over an extended time period with just one injection.
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People in New Guinea exhibit great genetic diversityA genetic analysis of people from Papua New Guinea reveals a sharp genetic divide between those residing in the highlands and lowlands, beginning 10,000 to 20,000 years ago.
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'Naturally' glowing cotton yields dazzling new threadsCotton that's grown with molecules that endow appealing properties -- like fluorescence or magnetism -- may one day eliminate the need for applying chemical treatments to fabrics to achieve such qualities, a new study suggests.
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The neurons that will quench your thirstScientists have identified a subgroup of neurons in mice that drive a critical instinct -- thirst.
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That's one small step for a DNA robot, one giant leap for mankindThe future is here -- and it involves miniature robots made of DNA that can pick up particles and deliver them to a different area.
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Sorting molecules with DNA robotsScientists at Caltech have programmed a 'robot' made of DNA to pick up and sort molecules into predetermined locations.
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Scientists find potential mechanism for deadly, sepsis-induced secondary infectionIn mice, an infection-induced condition known as sepsis may increase the risk of life-threatening secondary infection by preventing recruitment of infection-fighting cells to the skin, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens.
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Spread of Zika linked to how much time people spend outsideWhether a community is made up of people who spend their days entirely outside or those who rarely see sunshine, the amount of time residents spend outdoors can affect how Zika virus spreads throughout the population. That's the conclusion of a new study conducted in Miami-Dade County, Fla., and published this week in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
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A researcher reveals the shocking truth about electric eelsA biologist records the electrical current traveling through his arm during an electric eel’s defensive leap attack.
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An Exclusive Excerpt From io9 Co-Founder Annalee Newitz's New Novel, Autonomous So you guys may remember the name Annalee Newitz. I mean, she only-co-created this very site and ran it as editor-in-chief from 2008 through 2015. So I thought you may be interested in reading a preview from Autonomous , her first novel, which bestselling scifi author Neal Stephenson describes thusly: “ Autonomous is to biotech and AI what Neuromancer was to the Internet.” Annalee has a message f
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New technology could allow multiple vaccines to be delivered in single jab A new technique allowing drugs or vaccines to be encapsulated within tiny biodegradable particles could see an end booster jabs Multiple injections for vaccinations could become a thing of the past, according to scientists who have developed an approach for delivering many doses of different substances in just one jab. The technology involves encapsulating drugs or vaccines within tiny particles
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A DNA nanorobot is programmed to pick up and sort molecules into predefined regionsImagine a robot that could help you tidy your home: roving about, sorting stray socks into the laundry and dirty dishes into the dishwasher. While such a practical helper may still be the stuff of science fiction, Caltech scientists have developed an autonomous molecular machine that can perform similar tasks—at the nanoscale. This "robot," made of a single strand of DNA, can autonomously "walk" a
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Huge genetic diversity among Papuan New Guinean peoples revealedThe first large-scale genetic study of people in Papua New Guinea has shown that different groups within the country are genetically highly different from each other. Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their colleagues at the University of Oxford and the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research reveal that the people there have remained genetically independent from Europe
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Amazon's surprise plan for second headquarters is a bold experimentAmazon.com is about to test whether expertise delivering packages across a continent translates to skill in getting executives in far-flung cities to play nice together.
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Microparticles created by new 3-D fabrication method could release drugs or vaccines long after injectionMIT engineers have invented a new 3-D fabrication method that can generate a novel type of drug-carrying particle that could allow multiple doses of a drug or vaccine to be delivered over an extended time period with just one injection.
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Microbes hobble a widely used chemo drugBacteria associated with cancer cells can inactivate a chemotherapy drug.
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Elon Musk's SpaceX Blooper Reel: 'It's Just a Scratch'Get ready for out-of-this-world fiery blasts on "How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster," a new SpaceX blooper reel produced by Elon Musk, the company's founder and CEO.
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Robots Made From DNA Could One Day Transport Medicine Inside Your Body A (very) conceptual illustration of two DNA robots collectively performing a cargo-sorting task on a DNA “origami” surface. (Image: Demin Liu) In the classic 1966 American science fiction film Fantastic Voyage , a submarine crew was miniaturized and injected into a body to fix a blood clot in the brain. That’s obviously not how future medical science is going to work, but the notion of creating m
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The iPhone's Wireless Charging Is Its Most Impactful New FeatureIt's wireless charging, and Apple's decision to embrace the Qi standard could have industry-wide effects.
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Take Your Pick Of Three Discounted DOSS Speakers Staring at $20, Today Only DOSS Gold Box Today only in Amazon’s Gold Box, a trio of DOSS Bluetooth speakers are about $10-$15 off their regular prices. The most popular of the bunch is the DOSS Touch Wireless , which features 12W stereo audio, 12 hours of battery life, and touch-sensitive controls on top. That 4.4 star review average from over 5,000 customers (!!) is nothing to sneeze at. In terms of specs though, the DOSS
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FTC launches Equifax breach probe, warns consumers about credit scammers Enlarge (credit: Smith Collection/Gado via Getty Images) The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday it has opened an investigation into the Equifax data breach, which resulted in the data of as many as 143 million consumers being exposed to hackers. If past is prologue, the outcome of any investigation or legal action from the FTC won't equate to any fines being levied against the Atlanta-based c
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Squirrels are so organized it’s nuts Science They use complex memory strategies to organize their stash. To keep track of their nuts Squirrels use the same memory trick, known as chunking, that humans do.
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Comment on "The complex effects of ocean acidification on the prominent N2-fixing cyanobacterium Trichodesmium" Hong et al . (Reports, 5 May 2017, p. 527) suggested that previous studies of the biogeochemically significant marine cyanobacterium Trichodesmium showing increased growth and nitrogen fixation at projected future high CO 2 levels suffered from ammonia or copper toxicity. They reported that these rates instead decrease at high CO 2 when contamination is alleviated. We present and discuss results
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Response to Comment on "The complex effects of ocean acidification on the prominent N2-fixing cyanobacterium Trichodesmium" Hutchins et al . question the validity of our results showing that under fast growth conditions, the beneficial effect of high CO 2 on Trichodesmium is overwhelmed by the deleterious effect of the concomitant decrease in ambient and cellular pH. The positive effect of acidification reported by Hutchins and co-workers is likely caused by culture conditions that support suboptimal growth rates.
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Structures of the CRISPR genome integration complex CRISPR-Cas systems depend on the Cas1-Cas2 integrase to capture and integrate short foreign DNA fragments into the CRISPR locus, enabling adaptation to new viruses. We present crystal structures of Cas1-Cas2 bound to both donor and target DNA in intermediate and product integration complexes, as well as a cryo–electron microscopy structure of the full CRISPR locus integration complex, including t
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Biological fabrication of cellulose fibers with tailored properties Cotton is a promising basis for wearable smart textiles. Current approaches that rely on fiber coatings suffer from function loss during wear. We present an approach that allows biological incorporation of exogenous molecules into cotton fibers to tailor the material’s functionality. In vitro model cultures of upland cotton ( Gossypium hirsutum ) are incubated with 6-carboxyfluorescein–glucose an
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Observation of coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering The coherent elastic scattering of neutrinos off nuclei has eluded detection for four decades, even though its predicted cross section is by far the largest of all low-energy neutrino couplings. This mode of interaction offers new opportunities to study neutrino properties and leads to a miniaturization of detector size, with potential technological applications. We observed this process at a 6.7
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DNA sequence-directed shape change of photopatterned hydrogels via high-degree swelling Shape-changing hydrogels that can bend, twist, or actuate in response to external stimuli are critical to soft robots, programmable matter, and smart medicine. Shape change in hydrogels has been induced by global cues, including temperature, light, or pH. Here we demonstrate that specific DNA molecules can induce 100-fold volumetric hydrogel expansion by successive extension of cross-links. We ph
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Highly efficient electrocaloric cooling with electrostatic actuation Solid-state refrigeration offers potential advantages over traditional cooling systems, but few devices offer high specific cooling power with a high coefficient of performance (COP) and the ability to be applied directly to surfaces. We developed a cooling device with a high intrinsic thermodynamic efficiency using a flexible electrocaloric (EC) polymer film and an electrostatic actuation mechan
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Soft x-ray excitonics The dynamic response of excitons in solids is central to modern condensed-phase physics, material sciences, and photonic technologies. However, study and control have hitherto been limited to photon energies lower than the fundamental band gap. Here we report application of attosecond soft x-ray and attosecond optical pulses to study the dynamics of core-excitons at the L 2,3 edge of Si in silico
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Fabrication of fillable microparticles and other complex 3D microstructures Three-dimensional (3D) microstructures created by microfabrication and additive manufacturing have demonstrated value across a number of fields, ranging from biomedicine to microelectronics. However, the techniques used to create these devices each have their own characteristic set of advantages and limitations with regards to resolution, material compatibility, and geometrical constraints that d
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Distinct phases of Polycomb silencing to hold epigenetic memory of cold in Arabidopsis Gene silencing by Polycomb complexes is central to eukaryotic development. Cold-induced epigenetic repression of FLOWERING LOCUS C ( FLC ) in the plant Arabidopsis provides an opportunity to study initiation and maintenance of Polycomb silencing. Here, we show that a subset of Polycomb repressive complex 2 factors nucleate silencing in a small region within FLC , locally increasing H3K27me3 level
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DNA replication-coupled histone modification maintains Polycomb gene silencing in plants Propagation of patterns of gene expression through the cell cycle requires prompt restoration of epigenetic marks after the twofold dilution caused by DNA replication. Here we show that the transcriptional repressive mark H3K27me3 (histone H3 lysine 27 trimethylation) is restored in replicating plant cells through DNA replication–coupled modification of histone variant H3.1. Plants evolved a mech
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Thirst-associated preoptic neurons encode an aversive motivational drive Water deprivation produces a drive to seek and consume water. How neural activity creates this motivation remains poorly understood. We used activity-dependent genetic labeling to characterize neurons activated by water deprivation in the hypothalamic median preoptic nucleus (MnPO). Single-cell transcriptional profiling revealed that dehydration-activated MnPO neurons consist of a single excitato
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Potential role of intratumor bacteria in mediating tumor resistance to the chemotherapeutic drug gemcitabine Growing evidence suggests that microbes can influence the efficacy of cancer therapies. By studying colon cancer models, we found that bacteria can metabolize the chemotherapeutic drug gemcitabine (2',2'-difluorodeoxycytidine) into its inactive form, 2',2'-difluorodeoxyuridine. Metabolism was dependent on the expression of a long isoform of the bacterial enzyme cytidine deaminase (CDD L ), seen p
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A Neolithic expansion, but strong genetic structure, in the independent history of New Guinea New Guinea shows human occupation since ~50 thousand years ago (ka), independent adoption of plant cultivation ~10 ka, and great cultural and linguistic diversity today. We performed genome-wide single-nucleotide polymorphism genotyping on 381 individuals from 85 language groups in Papua New Guinea and find a sharp divide originating 10 to 20 ka between lowland and highland groups and a lack of n
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The form and function of channelrhodopsin Channelrhodopsins are light-gated ion channels that, via regulation of flagellar function, enable single-celled motile algae to seek ambient light conditions suitable for photosynthesis and survival. These plant behavioral responses were initially investigated more than 150 years ago. Recently, major principles of function for light-gated ion channels have been elucidated by creating channelrhodo
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A cargo-sorting DNA robot Two critical challenges in the design and synthesis of molecular robots are modularity and algorithm simplicity. We demonstrate three modular building blocks for a DNA robot that performs cargo sorting at the molecular level. A simple algorithm encoding recognition between cargos and their destinations allows for a simple robot design: a single-stranded DNA with one leg and two foot domains for w
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