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Blood testing via sound waves may replace some tissue biopsiesCells secrete nanoscale packets called exosomes that carry important messages from one part of the body to another. Scientists from MIT and other institutions have now devised a way to intercept these messages, which could be used to diagnose problems such as cancer or fetal abnormalities.
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Catching diversity of fish species means more stable income for fishersCatching a diversity of fish species—instead of specializing—means more stable income for fishers
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Deep roots in plants driven by soil hydrologySearching for water, some tree roots probe hundreds of feet deep and many trees send roots through cracks in rocks, according to a new study led by a Rutgers University-New Brunswick professor.
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Scientists edit butterfly wing spots and stripesAn international research team working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama knocked-out a single control gene in the DNA of seven different butterfly species. In the Sept. 18 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences early online edition, they reveal the surprising results of rewiring the WntA gene: a single gene influences the exuberant diversity of butterfly wing patter
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This Area of the Brain May Explain a Link Between Poor Sleep and DepressionPeople whose brains respond strongly to rewards may be less prone to some of the negative effects of sleep deprivation, a new study finds.
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Astronomers Discover Pitch-Black ExoplanetThe hellish world WASP-12b is darker than fresh asphalt in visible light, but glows red-hot in infrared -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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CCleaner Malware Shows Software's Serious Supply-Chain Security ProblemHackers have targeted software's supply chain in three high profile attacks discovered over the summer.
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Physicists develop new recipes for design of fast single-photon gunResearchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and the University of Siegen have explained the mechanism of single-photon generation in diamond diodes. Their findings open up new avenues for the development of high-speed single-photon sources for quantum communication networks and quantum computers of the future.
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New study shows promise of gene therapy to treat alcoholismResearchers used gene transfer to block the expression of one of the two main enzymes that break down alcohol in the liver, leading to the accumulation in liver cells of acetaldehyde, a metabolic byproduct of ethanol.
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A Weekend of Protest in St. Louis On Friday, a judge in St. Louis found Jason Stockley, a white former St. Louis police officer, not guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a black man named Anthony Lamar Smith. Smith was shot and killed by Stockley after a high-speed chase in 2011. Throughout the weekend, groups of protesters took to the streets of St. Louis, voicing their anger with the decision. At night, as most of the
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Cassini's End Marks New Beginning for Exploration of SaturnNASA is now considering multiple proposals for a return to the ringed planet -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Soviet air defense officer who saved the world dies at age 77 Enlarge / Former Soviet Colonel Stanislav Petrov sits at home on March 19, 2004 in Moscow. Petrov was in charge of Soviet nuclear early warning systems on the night of September 26, 1983, and decided not to retaliate when a false "missile attack" signal appeared to show a US nuclear launch. He is feted by nuclear activists as the man who "saved the world" by determining that the Soviet system had
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Reliance on 'gut feelings' linked to belief in fake newsPeople who tend to trust their intuition or to believe that the facts they hear are politically biased are more likely to stand behind inaccurate beliefs, a new study suggests.
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3-D scans of fossils suggest new fish family treeAnalysis of specimens from China implies ray-finned fishes evolved later than previously thought.
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British tabloid told to admit its climate coverage was inaccurate Enlarge / See a pause? No? Neither does basic statistics. (credit: NOAA ) Early this year, a British tabloid ran a hyperbolic article on climate change, claiming that world leaders had been "duped" by climate data that had been manipulated. It wasn't unusual for the outlet or the article's author to make badly misleading claims about climate research, and our own investigation into the underlying
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In Mexico, Weavers Embrace Natural Alternatives to Toxic DyesConcerned about the health impacts of textile chemicals, traditional artisans are producing vivid colors from crushed insects and forest plants.
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Boxford Journal: Amateur U.K. Archaeologists Stumble on a Roman MasterpieceWith just two weeks to dig, a team of local people uncovered a spectacular mosaic, what experts are calling the most important of its kind in 50 years.
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Thousands likely to be killed by Hurricane Irma’s deadly legacyToxic chemicals released by floodwaters, stress, infection and dangerous working conditions will all contribute to hurricane death toll years after winds die
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'Extremely Dangerous' Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall in Puerto RicoThe "extremely dangerous" Category 4 Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico this morning, with sustained winds raging at up to 155 mph (250 k/h), according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
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Reducing the Massive Energy Appetite of Data Centers Reducing the Massive Energy Appetite of Data Centers Scientists and engineers are exploring many strategies to cut the energy that powers modern computing. DataCenter.jpg Image credits: Tony Webster via flickr Rights information: CC BY 2.0 Technology Monday, September 18, 2017 - 13:30 Charles Q. Choi, Contributor (Inside Science) -- The data centers of Google, Facebook and other major online gian
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Optical and electrical bistability study sheds light on next-gen high speed data transferToday, electrical bistable devices are the foundation of digital electronics, but the bandwidth of these electronic computers is limited by the signal delay of time constants important to electronic logic operations. In an attempt to mitigate these problems, scientists have considered the development of an optical digital computer. This week, in the Journal of Applied Physics, researchers present
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Relationship found between HIV risk and individual and community level educational statusAfrican-American men who have sex with men (MSM) remain at heightened risk for HIV infection and account for the largest number of African-Americans living with HIV/AIDS. It has long been understood that there is a clear and persistent association between poverty, transactional sex behavior, and HIV risk. A new University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) study has investigated how
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Study finds that most older adults are aware of medication risksMost older adults are aware of medication risks, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
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Method that Maps DNA Tags Reveals New Types of NeuronsNew way to catalogue the brain's cellular diversity may aid autism researchers -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Could we store carbon dioxide as liquid lakes under the sea?We need to get carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to slow down climate change, and perhaps deep-sea trenches would be a good place to put it
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Sex and aggression linked in male mouse brains but not in femaleIn male mice, the same brain cells influence both aggressive and sexual behaviours, but for the first time we now know that's not the case for females
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No, climate science isn’t wrong, and yes, global warming is realA study suggests we can emit three times more carbon than we thought and still avoid 1.5°C of global warming - but the results are not as straightforward as they seem
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Late Night Eating Isn't Helping Our Obesity Problem A new study of intestinal microbiota and circadian rhythms reveal insights into global obesity rates. Read More
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Make Some Kid's Year (or Entire Childhood) With Amazon's One-Day Power Wheels Sale Power Wheels Gold Box One of life’s cruelest jokes is that as a kid, you’d probably give your left arm to have a motorized, ridable toy car. But by the time you’re old and decripit and have enough money to buy one , you’re too big to fit inside, if not any less interested . But you can still make some kid’s birthday or holiday this year with Amazon’s Power Wheels Gold Box , with motorized options
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Leading Science Journal Finally Apologizes for Offensive Editorial About 'Whitewashing' Science Image: Ferdinand Freiherr von Miller /Wikimedia Commons/Screenshot The history of science has a lot of really dark, racist, and outright horrible chapters. In an attempt to engage in the discussion on what to do with this history, the prestigious science journal Nature managed to piss off a large portion of the scientific community, by claiming that removing a statue of one of science’s most blat
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30 of the World's Most Valuable Treasures That Are Still MissingSome of these treasures are now likely destroyed, including the Ark of the Covenant, but some may still exist and be recovered — such as the crown jewels of Ireland, a 333-carat pink diamond and mysterious treasure depicted in a Dead Sea Scroll.
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Antibiotics, Agriculture & Superbugs: Q&A with 'Big Chicken' Author Maryn McKennaChickens' staggering popularity as a food source has come at an enormous cost — to chickens and to people.
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Belly Up: Why Ankylosaurs Are Always Found Upside DownWhy is the armored, tank-like ankylosaurus almost always found on its back?
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Super hot, really dark exoplanet ‘eats’ starlight An exoplanet outside our solar system observed by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope looks as black as asphalt because it “eats” light rather than reflecting it back into space, new research suggests. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet’s unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere. WASP-12b is one of the darkest known exoplanets—as bla
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Last week in tech: The iPhone X is real and Polaroid is back from the dead Technology Catch up on the stuff you missed while Apple rolled out its new products. Polaroid has a new camera and film, Kickstarter has a tea robot, oh, and Apple announced a bunch of new iPhones.
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Is there a single food that you can survive on forever? Ask Us Anything Potatoes are close, but not close enough. A combination of sweet and white potatoes hypothetically has all the major nutrients you need to survive for awhile, though you may have to eat a lot of spuds.
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Why bad sleep doesn't always lead to depressionPoor sleep is both a risk factor, and a common symptom, of depression. But not everyone who tosses and turns at night becomes depressed. Individuals whose brains are more attuned to rewards may be protected from the negative mental health effects of poor sleep, says a new study by Duke University neuroscientists.
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When it comes to the threat of extinction, size mattersAnimals in the Goldilocks zone -- neither too big, nor too small, but just the right size -- face a lower risk of extinction than do those on both ends of the scale, according to an extensive global analysis.
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Controlling movement like a dimmer switchNew research published in The Journal of Neuroscience identifies a motor pathway between the forebrain and brainstem that works like a dimmer switch to regulate swimming speed in the sea lamprey -- a primitive, jawless fish with an eel-like body studied by neuroscientists as a model of the vertebrate nervous system. Dysfunction of this pathway, which is likely present in mammals potentially includ
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Brain activity may buffer against insomnia-related depressionIncreased activity in a brain region involved in motivation may protect from depressive symptoms associated with poor sleep, according to a large study of young adults published in The Journal of Neuroscience.
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What Would Happen If Everyone in the World Lost Their Sex Drive? GIF Illustration: Angelica Alzona/Gizmodo Online dating apps, pornography, advertising, and the continued existence of the human race all testify to a healthy, ongoing interest in sex among human beings, despite the fact that millennials appear to be having less of it . Until the day pills or radiation extinguish the last embers of human horniness, sex will likely continue to shape and govern soc
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Hurricane Maria Just Became a Category 4 Storm Updated on September 18 at 6:03 p.m. EDT The Caribbean is preparing for an “extremely dangerous” major hurricane less than two weeks after Irma struck the region, devastating entire islands, flattening homes and buildings, and killing more than 30 people. The National Hurricane Center on Monday night upgraded Hurricane Maria to a Category 4 storm packing 130-mile-per-hour winds with stronger gust
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Lighter weights, lower costs in additive manufacturingIt's never long before the most advanced technology needs its own innovations. Additive manufacturing, the gold standard for innovative industry production, has reached that point. With its use steadily increasing, there arises the need to fine-tune this production method; to develop a process that makes additive manufacturing a responsible, cost-effective business decision. Mechanical Engineering
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Genetics Spills Secrets From Neanderthals’ Lost History In 1856, three years before the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species , a group of miners uncovered human fossils in a limestone cave in the Neander Valley of northern Germany — what would later be named Neanderthal 1, the first specimen to be recognized as belonging to another, archaic species of human. We have been trying to understand as much as possible about our mysterious
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Earth sweltered to 3rd hottest August, summer on recordEarth just sweated through the third hottest August and summer on record.
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Study compares PhD programs in different countriesThe PhD degree was established in Berlin 200 years ago and has spread across the world. Today there is a global tendency to follow the programs currently used either in the United States or in Continental Europe. A new study in FEBS Open Bio examines how US and European PhD programs are both similar and different.
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Why the Navy Plans to Use 12-Year-Old Xbox 360 Controllers on Its Most Advanced Subs Image: US Navy/Lockheed Martin Even though Microsoft has moved on from the Xbox 360 controller, the United States military still seems to think it is an ideal tool for operating some of the the latest manifestations of the military-industrial complex. On Friday The Virginian-Pilot reported that the US Navy is beginning to use Xbox 360 controllers to guide periscopes on their newest nuclear-powere
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Liquid cats and arousing crocs bag Ig Nobel prizesThe Ig Nobels honor the most hilarious of serious scientific work. This year prizes went to cats that flow, clueless twins, and emotionally manipulative crocodiles
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Why Is Trump's Legal Team So Messy? The pressure of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign and administration has reached such levels, reports The New York Times , that “White House officials privately express fear that colleagues may be wearing a wire to surreptitiously record conversations” on Mueller’s behalf. The thing is, sometimes it’s good to be a little paranoid. Especially if you’re dealing
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Groundhog Day for Obamacare Repeal Updated on September 18 at 4:30 p.m. ET Two things can simultaneously be true about the latest, back-from-the-dead attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. One, Republicans are very close to passing a proposal that would sharply curtail the law and result in millions fewer people having health insurance. And two, they are no closer than they were two months ago, when the party fell a single vot
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Putting smart weapons to the testIn the old days, a slingshot, BB gun, rifle or cannon was only as smart as the marksman taking aim.
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When radio galaxies collide, supermassive black holes form tightly bound pairsA study using multiple radio telescopes confirms that supermassive black holes found in the centers of galaxies can form gravitationally bound pairs when galaxies merge.
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NASA sees Maria intensify into a major hurricaneNASA and NOAA satellites have provided data on Maria as it strengthened into a major Hurricane headed toward the Leeward Islands. NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at Maria that showed cooling cloud top temperatures and NOAA's GOES satellite provided an animation of imagery that showed the storm developing and strengthening. The GPM satellite found "Hot" towering clouds that indicate
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New law firm seeks would-be gov’t whistleblowers, requires Tor and SecureDrop Enlarge (credit: Kate Ter Haar ) On Monday, a former top State Department official who blew the whistle three years ago on what he saw as overzealous surveillance announced a new non-profit law firm, Whistleblower Aid . Unlike most other whistleblowing organizations, however, Whistleblower Aid is employing a few crucial digital tools to help, including Tor and SecureDrop—and it’s entirely pro bon
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Snyd med dieselforurening betyder for tidlige dødsfaldI flere år fiflede de europæiske bilfabrikker med tallene for, hvor meget dieselbiler forurenede. Snyderiet koster årligt 60 danskere livet, anslår ny undersøgelse.
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The Last Photo Cassini Took Was Its Forever Home on Saturn Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute For those who’ve followed NASA’s Cassini mission these past 20 years, it’s still a bit hard to believe it’s gone . On Friday, September 15th, the spacecraft plunged itself into Saturn’s atmosphere, becoming part of the planet it had studied tirelessly for 13 years. While Cassini’s mission is over, there’s plenty of data and imagery from it to inspir
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NASA sees Maria intensify into a major hurricaneNASA and NOAA satellites have provided data on Maria as it strengthened into a major Hurricane headed toward the Leeward Islands. NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at Maria that showed cooling cloud top temperatures and NOAA's GOES satellite provided an animation of imagery that showed the storm developing and strengthening.
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Study compares PhD programs in different countriesThe PhD degree was established in Berlin 200 years ago and has spread across the world. Today there is a global tendency to follow the programs currently used either in the United States or in Continental Europe.
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Black babies more likely to have nursing care missed in their NICU stayEverybody wants a healthy life for their baby. Black babies are more likely to be born prematurely, which puts them at risk for death and developmental problems. In fact, a third of all infant deaths are preterm-related. The critical period in preterm babies' lives is when they are just born and are in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The care they receive is vital to a healthy future.
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Biologists identify gene involved in kidney-related birth defectsA team led by University of Iowa researchers has identified a gene linked to rare kidney-related birth defects. When working properly, a gene called GREB1L activates a cascade of signals that ultimately tells other genes what they need to do to create a kidney. Results published in the journal Genetics.
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When radio galaxies collide, supermassive black holes form tightly bound pairsSupermassive black holes found in the centers of galaxies can form gravitationally bound pairs when galaxies merge, according to a study published in the Sept. 18 issue of Nature Astronomy.
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Researchers learn more about maximizing brain useNeuroscientists from Higher School of Economics and Charité University Clinic in Berlin have come up with a new multivariate method for predicting behavioural response to a stimulus using information about the phase of preceding neuronal oscillations recorded with EEG. The method may eventually find practical application in fields such as competitive sports, education and patient treatment. The st
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MicroRNA helps cancer evade immune systemSalk researchers discover how oxygen-deprived tumors survive body's immune response.
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New assay leads to step toward gene therapy for deaf patientsScientists at have taken an important step toward gene therapy for deaf patients by developing a way to better study a large protein essential for hearing and finding a truncated version of it.
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For $200 you can buy an NBA smart jersey and be a marketing pawn Enlarge (credit: Nike ) First came the smart phone and then eventually the Internet of Things took off, giving us smart thermostats and smart refrigerators. Now, welcome to the world of the smart jersey. That's right, for $110 or $200, you can buy a Nike NBA replica jersey of your favorite player that connects to your mobile phone. The tag on the jersey, when viewed with your Android or Apple mob
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HTML5 DRM finally makes it as an official W3C Recommendation Enlarge (credit: Floyd Wilde ) The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the industry body that oversees development of HTML and related Web standards, has today published the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) specification as a Recommendation, marking its final blessing as an official Web standard. Final approval came after the W3C's members voted 58.4 percent to approve the spec, 30.8 percent to oppo
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How the Emmy Awards Put Hulu on the Map The Emmy Awards have always been a solid arbiter of when trends in the TV industry are here to stay. When HBO got a Best Comedy Series nomination for its fledgling spoof of a talk show, The Larry Sanders Show , in 1993, it was a sign that the network’s move into scripted programming was destined for success. When Michael Chiklis was named Best Actor in a Drama for FX’s The Shield in 2002, it sign
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Wait-and-see strategy pays off, incentives needed for risk takersSome people are quick to purchase the latest technology or sign up for a new service. Others adopt a wait-and-see strategy. A recent study by University of Illinois economist Hope Michelson, finds this is true for farmers in Nicaragua who enter into contracts with Walmart.
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A new approach to ultrafast light pulsesTwo-dimensional materials called molecular aggregates are very effective light emitters that work on a different principle than typical organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) or quantum dots. But their potential as components for new kinds of optoelectronic devices has been limited by their relatively slow response time. Now, researchers at MIT, the University of California at Berkeley, and Northea
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Physicists discover a tri-anion particle with colossal stabilityVirginia Commonwealth University researchers have achieved a feat that is a first in the fields of physics and chemistry—one that could have wide-ranging applications.
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More evidence of water on MarsRiver deposits exist across the surface of Mars and record a surface environment from over 3.5 billion years ago that was able to support liquid water at the surface. A region of Mars named Aeolis Dorsa contains some of the most spectacular and densely packed river deposits seen on Mars.
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To predict how climate change will affect disease, researchers must fuse climate science and biologyPredicting how climate change will affect the incidence of infectious diseases would have great public health benefits. But the relationship between climate and disease is extraordinarily complex, making such predictions difficult. Simply identifying correlations and statistical associations between climatic factors and disease won't be enough, said Princeton University researcher Jessica Metcalf.
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Scientists show molecular basis for ants acting as 'bodyguards' for plantsThough you might not think of ants as formidable bodyguards, some do an impressive job protecting plants from enemies. Now, scientists at the University of Toronto (U of T) have determined what makes some better bodyguards than others.
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Just squeeze in—researchers discover when spaces are tight, nature loosens its lawsIt turns out that when they're in a hurry and space is limited, ions, like people, will find a way to cram in—even if that means defying nature's norms. Recently published research from an international team of scientists, including Drexel University's Yury Gogotsi, PhD, shows that the charged particles will actually forgo their "opposites attract" behavior, called Coulombic ordering, when confine
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NASA sees Tropical Storm Norma kicking up surf in MexicoNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Tropical Storm Norma when it was just 145 miles south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, close enough to create rough ocean conditions and bring rain to Baja California.
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More evidence of water on MarsRiver deposits exist across the surface of Mars and record a surface environment from over 3.5 billion years ago that was able to support liquid water at the surface. A region of Mars named Aeolis Dorsa contains some of the most spectacular and densely packed river deposits seen on Mars.
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Wireless food stamp transactions tied to healthier shoppingNew research links the equipping of mobile fruit and vegetable stands with wireless banking devices programmed to accept food stamps to the buying of more healthy foods by people with low incomes.
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Scalable process discovered to produce structural colors inspired by bird feathersResearchers made nano-sized balls of melanin aggregate into clusters called supraballs. Melanin appears black in individual nanoparticles. But altering spacing of the nanoparticles in the ball affects how the particles scatter light. A thin silica coating on the outside of melanin nanoparticles acts like a bumper, limiting how close the particles can pack together. Varying the diameter of the mela
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A new approach to ultrafast light pulsesA team of MIT researchers and others has found a new way of producing high-speed pulses of light using two-dimensional molecular aggregates, which could enable new photonic devices such as optically based microchips.
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Wait-and-see strategy pays off, incentives needed for risk takersSome people are quick to purchase the latest technology or sign up for a new service. Others adopt a wait-and-see strategy. A recent study by University of Illinois economist Hope Michelson, finds this is true for farmers in Nicaragua who enter into contracts with Walmart.
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VCU physicists discover a tri-anion particle with colossal stabilityA team in the lab of Puru Jena, Ph.D., a distinguished professor in the Department of Physics in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University, has created the most stable tri-anion particle currently known to science. A tri-anion particle is a combination of atoms that contains three more electrons than protons. This discovery is novel because previously known tri-ani
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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite isn’t the same without arcade-era pixel art In 1996, near the end of the Golden Age of arcade fighting games, Capcom released X-Men vs Street Fighter . Featuring 17 characters taken from both the Street Fighter and X-Men universe, the game was like a schoolyard argument come to life: "Who would win in a fight, Akuma or Wolverine?" The Street Fighter formula was tweaked to include tag-team character battles, super jumps, over-the-top full-s
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Microscopic technique for detecting microbial life in Enceladus water plumesA new study has demonstrated the potential to use digital holographic microscopy (DHM) to detect microorganisms and evidence of life in water collected from the plume rising from the surface of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. The cell detection capabilities of DHM and what may be learned from studying molecules obtained from Enceladus are discussed in articles published in the September issue of Astr
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New quantum phenomena in graphene superlatticesA team of Graphene Flagship researchers led by the University of Manchester reported in the journal Science showing the first new type of quantum oscillation to be reported for thirty years. This occurs by applying a magnetic field and it is the first of its kind to be present at high temperature and on the mesoscale. This research also sheds light on the Hofstadter butterfly phenomenon.
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Bringing the shocking issue of witchcraft under the UN spotlightTrade in albino body parts is big business in certain countries with the 'going rate' around £75,000.
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Cleaning up subways: Sandia's 20-year mission to stop anthrax in its tracksIf you're like most people, you don't spend much time thinking about what would happen if anthrax was released into your local subway system.
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RNA discovery could help boost plant heat, drought toleranceTexas A&M AgriLife Research scientists have discovered a ribonucleic acid, or RNA, that can increase the thale cress plant's resistance to stress from drought and salt.
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NASA finds a pinhole eye in Hurricane OtisOver the course of three days, Otis transitioned from a struggling tropical depression into a powerful hurricane in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of Hurricane Otis, showing a pinhole eye.
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It's actually really dangerous to go down a slide with your kid Health Children sliding on laps are liable to break their legs. Parents may place kids on lap for safety, paradoxically bringing the child closer to harm.
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Take these steps to secure your phone before letting anyone—even your friends—borrow it DIY Keep your secrets safe. So your friend wants to borrow your phone. With these tips for Android and iOS, you can protect your privacy when you hand your pocket computer to someone else.
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Veep's Showrunner on Clinton, Trump, and Insulting Jonah This post contains light spoilers through Season 6 of Veep . “I’m out of a job,” David Mandel joked from the Emmy Awards stage on Sunday evening, as he accepted the statue for Best Comedy Series on behalf of Veep . “I guess we all are,” the HBO comedy’s showrunner added, motioning to the cast and crew assembled behind him—“so if anyone hears anything, I’m looking for movie work, but I’ll do telev
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The Latest Magical Thinking About Trump and the Paris Agreement Is Totally Wrong Image: AP Over the weekend, a confusing back-and-forth between the White House and the Wall Street Journal briefly reignited hopes that the US would remain an active participant in the Paris Climate Agreement. Following a climate change conference in Montreal, which the US was not attending in an official capacity, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete told the W
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They erased nature from our dictionaries. The fightback starts here | Patrick BarkhamConkers, along with wrens and adders, were deemed outdated. What were the editors thinking? It is hazardous to stand in my garden. Thwack. Thud. Every five minutes, the tree above slings a conker to the ground as if by catapult. Some open their spiny cases on impact. Others can be gently crushed to reveal their gleaming treasure: cool to touch, encased in cream memory foam, and decorated with whor
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If You Have Gigantic Ears No One Will Know You Bought These $50 Knockoff AirPods Not everyone can afford to spend $219 on a pair of wireless in-ear headphones . But if you’re desperate to make people think you can , don’t for a second think that these $50 wireless alternatives are going to fool anyone—unless you’re 12-feet tall with equally massive ears. Apple goes out of its way to point out that its AirPods headphones each only weigh about four grams, but it’s not surprisin
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NASA sees Tropical Storm Norma kicking up surf in MexicoNASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Tropical Storm Norma when it was just 145 miles south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, close enough to create rough ocean conditions and bring rain to Baja California.
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Just squeeze in -- when spaces are tight, nature loosens its lawsIt turns out that when they're in a hurry and space is limited, ions, like people, will find a way to cram in -- even if that means defying nature's norms. Recently published research from an international team of scientists, including Drexel University's Yury Gogotsi, PhD, shows that the charged particles will actually forgo their 'opposites attract' behavior, called Coulombic ordering, when conf
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Eight children born after uterus transplantsEight children born -- and the first robot-assisted operation performed. These are some of the results of 18 years of research at Sahlgrenska Academy on uterus transplants. In Gothenburg, the elite of the research world in the field are now gathering for their first congress.
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NASA finds a pinhole eye in Hurricane OtisOver the course of three days, Otis transitioned from a struggling tropical depression into a powerful hurricane in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of Hurricane Otis, showing a pinhole eye.
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RNA discovery could help boost plant heat, drought toleranceThe discovery of a RNA that can increase drought and salt tolerance in thale cress could illuminate a new research approach and hold implications for other plants, including food crops.
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Scientists show molecular basis for ants acting as 'bodyguards' for plantsThough you might not think of ants as formidable bodyguards, some do an impressive job protecting plants from enemies. Examing the relationship between the Amazon rainforest plant Cordia nodosa in Peru and the ant species Allomerus octoarticulatus, University of Toronto scientists found the degree to which the ants express two genes significantly impacts the amount of protection they provide to th
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Trump Adviser Tells Ministers U.S. Will Leave Paris Climate AccordGary D. Cohn, the White House economic adviser, said at the United Nations that the Trump administration would pull out of the Paris deal unless it was revised.
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Emmy Award Winners 2017: Hulu’s 'Handmaid's Tale' Win Heralds Television’s New 'Big Three'The service's 'The Handmaid's Tale' won big, making it the third streaming player to do so. Is there a new Big Three?
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Gopler kan spise fremtidens oceaner i stykkerI 2100 vil havenes PH-værdi være faldet markant pga. CO2-udledning. Det er dårligt nyt for bl.a. vandlopper, fordi krebse-ædende gopler får perfekte vilkår. Og det kan blive katastrofalt for os andre.
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Virgin Velvet Spiders Allow Themselves to Be Eaten By Their Foster Kids Velvet spiders. (Image: Bernard Dupont/Flickr) Spiders are typically thought of as solitary creatures that don’t partake in social pleasantries unless it has something to do with mating. But as new research shows, the African velvet spider is an exception to this rule. Mother spiders are assisted by closely-related virgin females who, in addition to engaging in child-rearing tasks, offer themselv
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T-Mobile backtracks from plan to throttle Apple Watch speeds to 512kbps Enlarge (credit: Apple) T-Mobile USA last week said it would throttle Apple Watch cellular data speeds to 512kbps unless customers paid double the normal $10-per-month service charge, but it quickly backtracked after criticism from customers. As reported by MacRumors on Friday , T-Mobile was advertising "unlimited talk, text, and data at 512kbps on your smartwatch" for $10 a month. The speed limi
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An effective way to eliminate atrazine and its by-products in surface waterAtrazine, widely used as a weedkiller, is known to have harmful effects on aquatic wildlife and presents a risk to human health by altering the action of certain hormones. In a study published recently in Water Research, a team of researchers led by INRS professor Patrick Drogui compares various processes used to degrade atrazine, one of the most common pesticides detected in surface water in Queb
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Microscopic technique for detecting microbial life in enceladus water plumesA new study has demonstrated the potential to use digital holographic microscopy (DHM) to detect microorganisms and evidence of life in water collected from the plume rising from the surface of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus.
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Myth Debunked that OCD Is Associated With Superior IntelligenceThe researchers conducted a meta-analysis of all the available literature on IQ in OCD samples versus non-psychiatric controls (98 studies), and found that contrary to the prevailing myth, OCD is not associated with superior IQ, but with normative IQ that is slightly lower compared to control samples. The authors suggested that the small reduction in IQ scores in OCD sufferers may be largely attri
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New quantum phenomena in graphene superlatticesGraphene Flagship researchers show the first new type of quantum oscillation to be reported for thirty years. It is the first of its kind to be present at high temperature and on the mesoscale and sheds light on the Hofstadter butterfly phenomenon.
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Step towards better 'beyond lithium' batteriesA step towards new 'beyond lithium' rechargeable batteries with superior performance has been made by researchers at the University of Bath.
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To predict how climate change will affect disease, researchers must fuse climate science and biologyTo predict how climate change will affect disease, researchers must fuse climate science and biology, according to a Princeton University review.
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Re-interventions are common in long-term survivors of childhood heart operationAmong patients who undergo childhood heart surgery for the severe birth defect single-ventricle disease, two-thirds of survivors require a surgical or catheter-based procedure within 20 years. Pediatric cardiology researchers note that doctors should counsel families about the likelihood of re-interventions.
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HIV-AIDS: Following your gutResearchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have discovered a way to slow viral replication in the gastrointestinal tract of people infected by HIV-AIDS. This advance, published in JCI Insight, might well lead to the development of a new therapeutic strategy to supplement antiretroviral therapy (ART), improving the control of viral replication in HIV-infected person
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How digital DNA could help you make better health choices | Jun WangWhat if you could know exactly how food or medication would impact your health -- before you put it in your body? Genomics researcher Jun Wang is working to develop digital doppelgangers for real people; they start with genetic code, but they'll also factor in other kinds of data as well, from food intake to sleep to data collected by a "smart toilet." With all of this valuable information, Wang h
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Dogs' social skills linked to oxytocin sensitivityThe tendency of dogs to seek contact with their owners is associated with genetic variations in sensitivity for the hormone oxytocin, according to a new study from Linköping University, Sweden. The results have been published in the scientific journal Hormones and Behavior and contribute to our knowledge of how dogs have changed during their development from wolf to household pet.
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Fueling a cleaner combustionAn additive for conventional fuel comprised of oxygenated organic compounds could help reduce the release of pollutants into the atmosphere during the combustion of fossil fuels. Researchers from KAUST have now established how these potential additives decompose under combustion-relevant conditions.
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A simple additive to improve film qualityThin films for use in solar cells are more effective when simple chemicals called glycol ethers are added to the film-forming mix, a KAUST team has found.
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NASA sees Talim now extra-tropicalTropical Storm Talim made landfall on Kyushu, the large island of southwestern Japan, where it weakened to an extra-tropical storm. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of the storm after its transition.
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Samsung finally lets Galaxy users disable the Bixby button—to an extent Enlarge (credit: Ron Amadeo) While Samsung’s latest crop of high-end smartphones has impressed from a design standpoint , many Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, and Galaxy Note 8 buyers have complained about the tech giant’s decision to plant a dedicated button for its much-maligned Bixby voice assistant on both devices. Now, though, the company appears to be backing down—at least a little bit. As spotted b
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Changes in nonextreme precipitation may have not-so-subtle consequencesMajor floods and droughts receive a lot of attention in the context of climate change, but University of Illinois researchers analyzed over five decades of precipitation data from North America to find that changes in nonextreme precipitation are more significant than previously realized and larger than those in extreme precipitation. These changes can have a strong effect on ecosystems, agricultu
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New evidence for small, short-lived drops of early universe quark-gluon plasma?Particles emerging from even the lowest energy collisions of small deuterons with large heavy nuclei at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider a US Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility for nuclear physics research at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory -- exhibit behavior scientists associate with the formation of a soup of quarks and gluons, the fundamental building blocks of nearly
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NASA sees Talim now extra-tropicalTropical Storm Talim made landfall on Kyushu, the large island of southwestern Japan, where it weakened to an extra-tropical storm. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of the storm after its transition.
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Dogs' social skills linked to oxytocin sensitivityThe tendency of dogs to seek contact with their owners is associated with genetic variations in sensitivity for the hormone oxytocin, according to a new study from Linköping University, Sweden. The results have been published in the scientific journal Hormones and Behavior and contribute to our knowledge of how dogs have changed during their development from wolf to household pet.
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Fueling a cleaner combustionInsight into the thermal decomposition of a potential fuel additive shows it could promote cleaner and more efficient combustion.
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Tracing trends could lead to better public health educationThe educated members of a population are the trailblazers of risky behavior, but they are quicker to change their habits once the consequences of that behavior become better understood, according to new research from Penn State, which could also have implications on how public health education is approached.
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A simple additive to improve film qualitySimple chemicals called glycol ethers help make better perovskite thin films for solar cells.
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A Cereal survives heat and droughtAn international consortium around the biologist Wolfram Weckwerth has published the genome sequence of Pearl millet, a drought resistant crop plant most important in aride regions in Africa and Asia. This plant is important to small and medium farmers who grow the plant without larger irrigation. Pearl millet delivers a good harvest index under drought and heat conditions when rice, maize or whea
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Cholesterol-like molecules switch off the engine in cancer-targeting Natural Killer cellsThe engine used by cancer-killing 'Natural Killer' cells is turned on by a protein called Srebp, which can be blocked by certain sterols like cholesterol. Tumor cells can produce oxysterols and cholesterol levels tend to be higher in people with obesity.
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2-D Electronics' metal or semiconductor? BothIBS researchers produced the first 2-D field-effect transistor (FET) made of a single material.
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New hope for limiting warming to 1.5°CSignificant emission reductions are required if we are to achieve one of the key goals of the Paris Agreement, and limit the increase in global average temperatures to 1.5°C; a new Oxford University partnership warns.
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Secrets of bright, rapidly spinning star revealedAlmost 50 years after it was first predicted that rapidly rotating stars would emit polarized light, a UNSW Sydney-led team of scientists has succeeded in observing the phenomenon for the first time. They used a highly sensitive piece of equipment designed and built at UNSW and attached to the Anglo-Australian Telescope at Siding Spring Observatory in western NSW to detect the polarized light from
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Sex and aggression controlled separately in female animal brains, but overlap in male brainsBrain structures that control sexual and aggressive behavior in mice are wired differently in females than in males.
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Life-long blood production depends on hundreds of cells that form prior to birthSt. Jude Children's Research Hospital study reports that blood production is founded on an unexpectedly large number of precursor cells, offering insight into origins of blood diseases that strike early in life.
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Two Americas: Seniors are getting healthier but most gains go to high-income whitesOlder Americans report feeling dramatically healthier than they did 14 years ago but that good health isn't evenly distributed, with much of the gain going to the wealthiest, most highly educated and whites.
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Changes in Earth's crust caused oxygen to fill the atmosphereNew research out of the University of B.C. has uncovered a direct link between changes in the earth's crust three billion years ago and the introduction of free oxygen to the atmosphere. Without these changes, oxygen could have been suppressed in earth's crust forever, so the findings help explain the emergence of life on our planet.
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'My genes made me do it:' Behavioral genetic evidence in criminal courtThe use of genetic data to establish a physiological basis for violent or impulsive criminal behaviors is occurring more frequently in criminal trials. However, a new review finds that genetic evidence used in the courtroom is not likely to be effective in convincing judges and juries that the defendants are less culpable for their actions.
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People's love of the seas could be the key for plastic pollution solutionTapping into the public's passion for the ocean could be the key to reducing the threats to it posed by plastic pollution.
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Budget cigarettes linked to higher infant mortality rates in EU countriesA study in 23 EU countries found that larger price differences between high and low priced cigarettes are associated with higher infant mortality.
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Risk of lung cancer death by smoking status among patients with HIVA new article published in JAMA Internal Medicine projects risk of lung cancer death by smoking status among people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and receiving care for HIV.
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Cigarette price differences and infant mortality in the European UnionHigher cigarette prices were associated with reduced infant mortality in the European Union, while increased price differences between premium and budget cigarettes were associated with higher infant mortality, according to a new article published by JAMA Pediatrics.
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People with HIV who smoke are more likely to die from lung cancer than from HIV itselfPeople living with HIV who adhere to antiretroviral therapy but smoke cigarettes are around 10 times more likely to die from lung cancer than from HIV itself, according to a study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Chemists make playdough/Lego-like hybrid to create tiny building blocksPlaydough and Legos are among the most popular childhood building blocks. But what could you use if you wanted to create something really small -- a structure less than the width of a human hair? It turns out, a team of chemists has found, this can be achieved by creating particles that have both playdough and Lego traits.
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Learning and unlearning to fear: The two faces of noradrenalineEmotional learning can create strong memories and powerful emotional responses, but flexible behavior demands that these responses be inhibited when they are no longer appropriate. Scientists at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have discovered that emotional and flexible learning rely on an important division of labor in the brain. Published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, the study
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A solar cell you can put in the washScientists from RIKEN and the University of Tokyo have developed a new type of ultra-thin photovoltaic device, coated on both sides with stretchable and waterproof films, which can continue to provide electricity from sunlight even after being soaked in water or being stretched and compressed.
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Battleborn is Battledead: Updates halted after ~16 months Enlarge Remember Battleborn ? You could be forgiven if you didn't. The team-based hack-and-slash/first-person shooter/all-sorts-of-genres-mashup that developers insist is not a MOBA launched alongside Overwatch last May, and it was quickly overshadowed by the massive popularity of Blizzard's similar (and more focused) shooter . Now, just over 16 months after that launch, developer Gearbox Softwar
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Here's a Funny YouTube Bug I've Been Playing With All Morning Image: YouTube I was just trying to sleep. Unlike Netflix with its hated “are you still watching” (yes, yes I am) popover, YouTube’s autoplay function will theoretically play forever, making it something of a godsend for the chronically overstimulated trying to get some shuteye. Last night, I decided to give it a try, wondering what video I’d wake up to after the site’s suggestion algorithm ran a
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This enzyme controls body fat but we can’t just delete it The enzyme phosphatidic acid phosphatase plays a crucial role in regulating the amount of fat in the human body—and controlling it is of interest in the fight against obesity. But scientists have now found that getting rid of the enzyme entirely can increase the risk of cancer, inflammation, and other ills. The findings appear in the Journal of Biological Chemistry . “The goal of our lab is to un
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Avast! There’s malware in that CCleaner software update Enlarge A software package update for a Windows utility product distributed by antivirus vendor Avast has been spreading an unsavory surprise: a malware package that could allow affected computers to be remotely accessed or controlled with what appears to be a legitimate signing certificate. The malware, which was distributed through the update server for the Windows cleanup utility CCleaner, was
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An original method of cooling ions could have new and interesting usesWhen investigating atoms, scientists face a challenge: At room temperature, individual atoms in a gas have kinetic energy, and fly around at large velocities. Temperature is, in essence, the relative movement between atoms; thus the goal of getting the atoms to have small relative velocities involves freezing them to extremely cold temperatures. A group at the Weizmann Institute of Science has now
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Six new sponge species and new symbiotic associations from the Indonesian coral triangleComprising more than 17,000 islands, the Indonesian archipelago is one of the world's most biodiverse places on Earth.
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Ambitious 1.5C Paris climate target is still possible, new analysis shows Goal to limit warming to 1.5C to avoid the worst impacts of climate change was seen as unreachable, but updated research suggests it could be met if strong action is taken The highly ambitious aim of limiting global warming to less than 1.5C remains in reach, a new scientific analysis shows. The 1.5C target was set as an aspiration by the global Paris climate change deal in 2015 to limit the dama
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Without Price Breaks, Rural Hospitals Struggle to Stock Costly, Lifesaving DrugsHealth care workers wonder if they can adequately care for patients -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A solar cell you can put in the washScientists from RIKEN and the University of Tokyo have developed a new type of ultra-thin photovoltaic device, coated on both sides with stretchable and waterproof films, which can continue to provide electricity from sunlight even after being soaked in water or being stretched and compressed.
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Life-long blood production depends on hundreds of cells that form prior to birthLike genealogists filling gaps in a family tree, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have determined that life-long blood production relies on hundreds more "ancestor" cells than previously reported. The study focused on the prenatal origins of blood-forming stem cells and appeared today as an advance online publication in the journal Nature Cell Biology.
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New hope for limiting warming to 1.5 CSignificant emission reductions are required if we are to achieve one of the key goals of the Paris Agreement, and limit the increase in global average temperatures to 1.5°C; a new Oxford University partnership warns.
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Changes in Earth's crust caused oxygen to fill the atmosphereScientists have long wondered how Earth's atmosphere filled with oxygen. UBC geologist Matthijs Smit and research partner Klaus Mezger may have found the answer in continental rocks that are billions of years old.
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Pearl millet genome sequence provides a resource to improve agronomic traits in extreme environmentsAn international consortium around the biologist Wolfram Weckwerth has published the genome sequence of Pearl millet, a drought resistant crop plant most important in aride regions in Africa and Asia. This plant is important to small and medium farmers who grow the plant without larger irrigation. Pearl millet delivers a good harvest index under drought and heat conditions when rice, maize or whea
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People's love of the seas could be the key for plastic pollution solutionTapping into the public's passion for the ocean environment could be the key to reducing the threats posed to it by plastic pollution, a new report suggests.
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'My genes made me do it:' Behavioral genetic evidence in criminal courtThe use of genetic data to establish a physiological basis for violent or impulsive criminal behaviors is occurring more frequently in criminal trials. However, a new review finds that genetic evidence used in the courtroom is not likely to be effective in convincing judges and juries that the defendants are less culpable for their actions.
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Secrets of bright, rapidly spinning star revealedAlmost 50 years after it was first predicted that rapidly rotating stars would emit polarised light, a UNSW Sydney-led team of scientists has succeeded in observing the phenomenon for the first time.
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Chemists make playdough / Lego-like hybrid to create tiny building blocksPlaydough and Legos are among the most popular childhood building blocks. But what could you use if you wanted to create something really small—a structure less than the width of a human hair?
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Video game boosts sex health IQ and attitudes in minority teensA video game designed by Yale researchers to promote health and reduce risky behavior in teens improves sexual health knowledge and attitudes among minority youth, according to a new study. The findings validate the value of the video game as a tool to engage and educate teens at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, said the researchers.
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Unannounced Google Assistant headphones show up at Best Buy TheNorwegian After bringing the Google Assistant to third-party speakers , Google has been slowly gearing up to bring the Assistant to another sound-producing device: headphones. While, officially, Google hasn't made a peep about the project, inside the Google App there have been references to a new "Bisto" device type: a pair of headphones with the Google Assistant built in. Partners apparently
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Can Taking Down Web Sites Really Stop Terrorists and Hate Groups?Trump’s assertions notwithstanding, a more strategic approach involving industry, law enforcement and government is needed -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Sean Spicer and the Self-Contradicting Politics of the Emmys When opponents of the president talk about “normalizing” an abnormal administration, they are talking about the sort of thing that took place onstage Sunday night at the Emmys: Sean Spicer, Donald Trump’s first White House press secretary, showed up and made a joke about one of his false claims . The night otherwise had been a showcase of Hollywood’s liberal leanings as applied to 2017. Stephen C
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What DACA's End Could Mean for Colleges Colleges have recently been inserting themselves into the conversation on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama-era program shielding undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation and allowing them to work legally in the country. University leaders condemned the Trump administration’s decision to end the program, arguing that DACA recipients are strong stude
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The Hubris of Hezbollah Two weeks ago, James Mattis, the U.S. secretary of defense, attempted to justify the provision of U.S. arms to Ukraine. “Defensive arms,” he said, “are not provocative unless you are the aggressor.” The claim was as banal as it was wrong. Secretary Mattis’s statement made for good politics, and it also makes a degree of intuitive sense. But three generations of students of conflict who have studi
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You Can Finally Disable the Samsung S8's Annoying Bixby Button—But That’s Not Enough Image: Samsung For all the Galaxy S8 owners fed up with summoning Samsung’s digital assistant every time they accidentally tap the Bixby key, there’s finally a fix for your frustration. Samsung sent out a new update for the S8 today that lets you disable the button entirely, and the process is pretty simple. All you have to do is update Bixby from Samsung’s Galaxy Apps store, then tap the toggle
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Researchers integrate wireless high-speed data and power transferResearchers have developed a system that can simultaneously deliver watts of power and transmit data at rates high enough to stream video over the same wireless connection. By integrating power and high-speed data, a true single 'wireless' connection can be achieved.
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Six new sponge species and new symbiotic associations from the Indonesian coral triangleThe Indonesian coral reefs, located in the so-called coral triangle, are considered amongst the richest and most biodiverse places on Earth. Surprisingly, this impressive species diversity is still poorly known. The paper, authored by an international team led by Barbara Calcinai and published in the open access journal ZooKeys, reports the presence of 94 species of sponges, including six new to s
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Colder and colderAn original method of cooling ions could have new and interesting uses.
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Genomic recycling: Ancestral genes take on new rolesHow some genes lost the ability to make proteins -- and gained regulatory powers.
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Jose hanging on, Maria intensifying as the Atlantic tropics sizzle Enlarge / Hurricane Jose will soon begin to feel the effects of cooler water. (credit: NOAA) This year, the Atlantic tropics are reminding the United States and Caribbean Islands how brutal September can be when it comes to hurricanes. Perhaps coastal residents have forgotten, as the Atlantic tropics have slumbered in recent Septembers, according to a widely used metric that calculates the total
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Miljøstyrelsen politianmelder to rederier for udledning af svovlEfter to nye sager er 19 rederier nu blevet politianmeldt, siden nye krav til brændstoffets svovlindhold trådte i kraft i 2015.
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1-good-neighbor diagnosability of alternating group graph networks under PMC and MM* modelMany multiprocessor systems have interconnection networks as underlying topologies and an interconnection network is usually represented by a graph where nodes represent processors and links represent communication links between processors.
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Developing roads that can generate power from passing trafficResearchers are looking at advanced materials for roads and pavements that could generate electricity from passing traffic.
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Scientists produce best estimate of Earth's compositionScientists at ANU have produced the best estimate of Earth's elemental composition which will help them understand how the Earth formed 4.6 billion years ago.
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How ‘true frogs’ buck assumptions about evolution New research into frogs contradicts scientific assumptions about the evolution and diversification of species as they colonize different environments. Evolutionary biologists long have supposed that when species colonize new geographic regions they often develop new traits and adaptations to deal with their fresh surroundings. They branch from their ancestors and multiply in numbers of species. N
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Does lack of veggies up obesity risk for Mexican-American kids? A potential disparity in fruit and vegetable intake may be placing Mexican-American children at greater risk for obesity and related health problems, a new study suggests. “Our current findings lend support to promoting fruit and vegetable consumption to reduce obesity…” Childhood obesity is a major public health issue that disproportionately affects Mexican-Americans. To assess childhood obesity
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Your Copy of Avast's 'PC Cleaner' CCleaner Could Be Full of Malware, Update Now Image Source: CCleaner According to its parent company Avast, more than 130 million people use the performance optimization software CCleaner. And today all of those people need to be sure they’ve installed the latest update because some nasty malware has managed to make it into one of the builds. Piriform’s CCleaner was purchased by the popular anti-virus developer Avast back in July and, accord
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Major Companies Set Carbon-Slashing GoalsThe initiative, Science Based Targets, compels businesses to make plans to cut greenhouse gases from their operations -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Graham-Cassidy Obamacare Repeal Bill Still Covers Fewer People There’s a new sheriff in town in the debate over repealing Obamacare, and it might be the most dramatic proposal yet. The Graham-Cassidy proposal, sponsored by South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham and Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy, has long percolated on the Hill as a compromise alternative to the doomed efforts of previous bills to replace Obamacare. With the window for passage of any such law
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Fuel Shortages And The North Korean Economy, Explained A recent tweet by President Trump about long gas lines in North Korea reopens questions about what's going on in the country's opaque economy after several rounds of economic sanctions. (Image credit: Wong Maye-E/AP)
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Connecting plants and society: The Shenzhen Declaration, a new roadmap for plant sciencesEnvironmental degradation, unsustainable resource use, and biodiversity loss are just a few points in the long list of pertinent issues that call for collaborative solutions from science and society together.
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Bacterial ‘aphrodisiac’ can trigger protist sex swarms To the surprise of scientists, bacteria can act as an aphrodisiac for the one-celled marine organisms that are the closest living relatives of all animals. This is the first known example of bacteria triggering mating in a eukaryote, a group that includes all plants and animals. The organisms, protists called choanoflagellates, eat bacteria and serve as a source of food for small ocean animals li
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Hurricane Maria bears down on battered CaribbeanHurricane Maria strengthened Monday as it blasted towards the eastern Caribbean, a region already struggling to recover from megastorm Irma.
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Rhino horn smugglers shift to jewellery: reportRhino horn smugglers in South Africa are increasingly supplying the jewellery trade, marking a shift away from sales to traditional medicine makers, according to a new report published Monday.
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WWF files Greece lawsuit over pollution from tanker sinkingThe World Wildlife Fund has filed a lawsuit in Greece over extensive pollution along Athens' coastline following the sinking of a tanker near the country's largest port of Piraeus.
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Developing roads that can generate power from passing trafficResearchers are looking at advanced materials for roads and pavements that could generate electricity from passing traffic.Engineers from Lancaster University are working on smart materials such as 'piezolectric' ceramics that when embedded in road surfaces would be able to harvest and convert vehicle vibration into electrical energy.
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1-good-neighbor diagnosability of alternating group graph networks under PMC and MM* modelThe research study will help engineers to develop more different measures of the nature diagnosability based on application environment, network topology, network reliability, and statistics related to fault patterns.
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Suffocation risk from small hard sugar ballsThe German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) assessed the possible health risks of large hard sugar balls back in 2010. The focus was in particular on the size from which the balls (when sucked to a small size) can slide from the oral cavity into the throat under unfavourable circumstances, resulting a blocking of the airways.
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Sheep gene insights could help farmers breed healthier animalsFresh insights into the genetic code of sheep could aid breeding programmes to improve their health and productivity. Scientists at the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute have mapped which genes are turned on and off in the different tissues and organs in a sheep's body.
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How bacteria hinder chemotherapyScientists find bacteria in pancreatic tumors that metabolize a common drug.
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Preeclampsia permanently alters blood vessels Preeclampsia may permanently change the blood vessels of women who suffer from the condition during pregnancy—and could boost their lifelong risk for cardiovascular disease. Researchers compared women who had healthy pregnancies with those that experienced preeclampsia, a condition in which blood vessels around the uterus constrict during pregnancy and can lead to high blood pressure, kidney dama
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Octlantis: the underwater city built by octopuses The discovery of aquatic architecture has led scientists to compare the behaviour of cephalopods to humans – but octopus city life is no utopia If animals are our other, there is nothing quite so other as the octopus. It is the alien with whom we share our planet, a coeval evolutionary life form whose slithery slipperiness and more than the requisite number of limbs (each of which contains its ow
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'Smart meters need a rapid rethink,' researchers sayThe official UK smart meter network was switched on in November 2016 and since then smart meter devices have been installed in millions of homes across the UK. The Government wants one in every household by 2020, but a team of researchers from the University of Bath argue that the meters being installed are not up to measure.
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How to Fake Matrix-Style Bullet-Time Effects Without a Hollywood Budget GIF Five months ago, the Russian/Ukrainian musical group 5’Nizza released a music video for their track, Samoliot , featuring a series of mishaps that were seemingly frozen in time. But while the action was paused, the artists themselves continued to sing as the camera moved around them. It was a clever take on the bullet-time effect made popular in The Matrix , and we finally know how they creat
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DTU’s epilepsi-alarm varsler patienter og pårørende i god tid‘Bær-og-glem’-apparater vil gøre livet nemmere for patienter med epilepsi og cancer.
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Scientists demonstrated 1.3μm submilliamp threshold quantum dot micro-lasers on SiDecades ago, the Moore's law predicted that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years. This prediction was proved to be right in the past few decades, and the quest for ever smaller and more efficient semiconductor devices have been a driving force in breakthroughs in the technology.
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Prison reassignment optimization model saves PA estimated $2.9 millionA "first-of-its-kind" optimization model developed by engineers at Lehigh's P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science is helping Pennsylvania's Department of Corrections (PADOC) streamline the assignment of inmates to the state's 25 correctional institutions.
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It's Your Last Day To Get a Refurbished Amazon Echo For Just $80 Refurb Amazon Echo , $80 Update 9/18 : Today’s the last day of this sale , so don’t miss your chance. If you’ve been itching to get an Amazon Echo ( and you really should get one ), but balk at the $180 price tag, Amazon’s offering up certified refurbs for $80 right now, by far the best price we’ve ever seen. Amazon’s certified refurbished products are all inspected and tested to work like new, a
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The Grapevine Twitter Drags Kevin Hart After He Admits to Cheating on His Pregnant Wife. The Grapevine Twitter Drags Kevin Hart After He Admits to Cheating on His Pregnant Wife. And Hilarity Ensues | Deadspin Kevin Durant Trashes Former Coach, Teammates On Twitter | The Muse Every Fancy-Ass Ensemble From the Emmys Red Carpet | Splinter White Alabama High Schoolers Mark ‘Hispanic Heritage Month’ by Celebrating Racism |
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Asthma medication may have psychiatric side effectsIn a Pharmacology Research & Perspectives study, the asthma medication montelukast (trade name Singulair) was linked with neuropsychiatric reactions such as depression and aggression, with nightmares being especially frequent in children.
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Altitude training for cancer-fighting cellsOxygen starvation could toughen up immune T cells for cancer immunotherapy.
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'Confusion and resistance' slows down UK smart meter rolloutLack of consumer engagement, insufficient information, and inadequate attention to vulnerability has slowed down the UK roll-out of energy smart meters, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Sussex.
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Supraballs offer a new way to color materialsAn international team of researchers has created a new way to color manufactured materials. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes how they created the new coloring technique and why they believe it provides benefits over conventional methods.
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To Stop Distracted Driving, Researchers Monitor DriversA team from the University of Waterloo used deep learning to develop a system that monitors drivers and detects distraction.
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Devilish source of dust in atmosphere of Earth and MarsSwirling columns of sand and dust, known as dust devils, are a feature of desert areas on Mars and on Earth. Now, a study of terrestrial dust devils has shown that around two thirds of the fine particles lifted by these vortices can remain suspended in the atmosphere and be transported around the globe. The findings have implications for the climate and weather of both planets and, potentially, hu
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FORKLARING: Sådan bliver Rønbæk Hallen forstærketEn ophobning af store vandmasser på Rønbæk Hallens tag fik sidste år en del af taget til at kollapse. Efterfølgende viste en undersøgelse, at hallens stålspær var underdimensionerede og ikke afstivt korrekt. Nu genopbygges hallen i Hinnerup med forstærkede spær.
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The Ominous, Massive Military Exercises in Eastern Europe On September 14, Russia and Belarus launched a massive military exercise along their western borders and in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. It’s meant to mimic war with three invented adversaries: Veishnoriya, the Western-backed aggressor in the scenario, is intent on driving a wedge between Russia and Belarus. Along with its two allies, Lubeniya and Vesbasriya, the imagined countries present
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Faced with a trove of new evidence in Uber case, Waymo asks to delay trial [Updated] Enlarge / The Waymo self-driving car prototype. (credit: Waymo) After receiving a report with a trove of details critical to their case, Waymo lawyers have asked to delay their impending trial against Uber. The motion (PDF), filed Saturday afternoon, says that Waymo lawyers need more time to sift through the "due diligence" report and the related communications and documents, which are only now b
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Production of drop-in fuel from biomass by microbial and electrochemical conversionResearchers at Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ), the University of Tübingen, Cornell University, and Deutsche Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ) have shown that the combination of microbial and electrochemical conversion of biomass can yield valuable products. For the example of corn beer and corn silage they have gained energy-dense alkanes with diesel-fuel like properties at high
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'Confusion and resistance' slows down UK smart meter rolloutLack of consumer engagement, insufficient information, and inadequate attention to vulnerability has slowed down the UK rollout of energy smart meters, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Sussex.
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Sexual behavior in GermanyA sexual history and consultation in the practice setting can contribute to counteracting the spread of sexually transmitted infections. This is the result of a representative survey that questioned 2524 persons about their sexual practices and sexual contacts outside their main relationships, as well as about contraceptive measures, whose results Julia Haversath and coauthors summarize in the cur
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Study examines counseling experiences of transgender and gender-nonconforming individualsTransgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) individuals often encounter discrimination that may compel them to seek mental health services, but some mental health practitioners are inadequately prepared to work with TGNC clients.
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More efficient use of raw materials with the aid of 'molecular conveyor belts'Biotechnologists at Goethe University Frankfurt have now succeeded in optimizing sugar utilization in baker's yeast.
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Cells programmed like computers to fight diseaseCells can be programmed like a computer to fight cancer, influenza, and other serious conditions -- thanks to a breakthrough in synthetic biology by the University of Warwick.
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Fuel from waste and electricity?Researchers at Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research, the University of Tübingen, Cornell University, and Deutsche Biomasseforschungszentrum have shown that the combination of microbial and electrochemical conversion of biomass can yield valuable products. For the example of corn beer and corn silage they have gained energy-dense alkanes with diesel-fuel like properties at high carbon and en
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Scientists demonstrated 1.3 μm submilliamp threshold quantum dot micro-lasers on SiA group of researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and University of California, Santa Barbara, successfully demonstrated record-small electrically pumped micro-lasers epitaxially grown on industry standard (001) silicon substrates in a recent study. A submilliamp threshold of 0.6 mA, emitting at the near-infrared (1.3?m) was achieved for a micro-laser with a radius of
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Stop Wasting My Time With This Stupid Planet X Doomsday Conspiracy Theory Bullshit Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech Holy shit, stop, please stop. When a crazy person says something crazy in real life, we ignore them. But for some reason on the internet we decide that every crazy person is worth listening to, news outlets with large audiences write about their fever dreams, and less crazy people suddenly get concerned because now every news outlet is the National Enquirer spewing hot gar
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Might America Stay in the Paris Climate Pact After All?
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Welfare of zoo animals set to improveThe wellbeing of zoological animals is set to improve following the successful trial of a new welfare assessment grid, a new study in the journal Veterinary Record reports.
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Physicists guide electromagnetic waves along an infinitesimal line(Phys.org)—Physicists have demonstrated a new mode of electromagnetic wave called a "line wave," which travels along an infinitely thin line along the interface between two adjacent surfaces with different electromagnetic properties. The scientists expect that line waves will be useful for the efficient routing and concentration of electromagnetic energy, with potential applications in areas such
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Changes in non-extreme precipitation may have not-so-subtle consequencesExtreme floods and droughts receive a lot of attention. But what happens when precipitation—or lack thereof—occurs in a more measured way?
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‘3Q’ outperforms other organic materials in batteries A novel compound called 3Q conducts electricity and retains energy better than other organic materials currently used in batteries, researchers report. “Our study provides evidence that 3Q, and organic molecules of similar structures, in combination with graphene, are promising candidates for the development of eco-friendly, high capacity rechargeable batteries with long life cycles,” says Loh Ki
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Everything You Need to Know About Augmented Reality Now That It’s Invading Your Phone Image: Google Forget virtual reality, for now at least, because augmented reality, or AR as it is commonly known, is powering the next batch of magic tricks heading to your phone. Apple and Google are pushing the tech hard, but what’s actually new about the next wave of AR? What’s changed since Pontiac stuff it in the ugly Aztek or Niantic had you catching Pokemon with it in Pokemon Go ? And what
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Welfare of zoo animals set to improveThe wellbeing of zoological animals is set to improve following the successful trial of a new welfare assessment grid, a new study in the journal Veterinary Record reports.
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Connecting plants and society: The Shenzhen Declaration, a new roadmap for plant sciencesUnanimously supported by participants at the XIX International Botanical Congress, held in July 2017, Shenzhen, China, the Shenzhen Declaration for Plant Sciences, runs under the slogan of 'Uniting plant sciences and society to build a green, sustainable Earth' and comes in response to the rapid changes experienced by both our planet and society.
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'Smart meters need a rapid rethink,' say Bath researchersResearchers from the University of Bath have highlighted the limitations of the current £11 billion smart meter roll out and developed their own intuitive 'smarter' smart meter, providing home owners with significant energy savings.
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Metabolism can be used to subtype hepatoblastomaLooking at cell metabolism instead of histology, EPFL scientists have identified new biomarkers that could help more accurately classify the two main subtypes of hepatoblastoma, a children's liver cancer.
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NUS scientists combine antimalarial drug with light sensitive molecules for promising treatment of cancerNUS scientists discovered that a combination of artemisinin, which is a potent anti-malarial drug, and aminolaevulinic acid, which is a photosensitizer, could kill colorectal cancer cells and suppress tumor growth more effectively than administering artemisinin alone. This novel combination therapy could also have fewer side effects.
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New study shows people with schizophrenia are dying youngerPeople with schizophrenia have a mortality rate that is three times greater each year than those without schizophrenia, and die on average, eight years earlier than people without schizophrenia according to a new Ontario study by researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).
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Microbial mass movementsWastewater, tourism, and trade are moving microbes around the globe at an unprecedented scale. As we travel the world we leave billions of bacteria at every stop.As with rats, foxes, tigers and pandas, some microbes are winners, spreading around the world into new ecological niches we've created. Others are losing, and might face extinction. These changes are invisible, so why should we care?
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Studies of 'Crater Capital' in the Baltics show impactful historyStudies of craters in the Baltics (Estonia) are giving insights into the many impacts that have peppered the Earth over its long history. In southeastern Estonia, scientists have dated charcoal from trees destroyed in an impact to prove a common origin for two small craters, named Illumetsa. A third submarine crater located on the seabed in the Gulf of Finland has been measured and dated with with
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Scientists locate potential magma source in Italian supervolcanoScientists have found the first direct evidence of a so-called 'hot zone' feeding a supervolcano in southern Italy that experts say is nearing eruption conditions.
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Research creates new possibilities to design new materials with strange and exotic propertiesThe 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics celebrated the rich behaviour of two-dimensional (2-D) materials, like atoms, molecules, or electrons that are confined to move on a flat surface.
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Efter søndagens skybrud: Sikring af Lyngbyvej først klar i 2026OPDATERET: Et skybrud oversvømmede endnu en gang Lyngbyvej i København. Et milliondyrt afhjælpningsprojekt er blevet forsinket, men kunne alligevel ikke have mindsket oversvømmelsen meget.
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Mysterious flashing star seems destined for an explosive endA detective story that began in the 1950s when a star seemed to go supernova but survived ended this month when someone figured out what was going on
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Blind people repurpose the brain’s visual areas for languageFor the first time, language processing has been detected in areas of the brain that usually process vision, highlighting the organ’s extraordinary flexibility
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Researchers develop new ultra-fast 3D microscopeA new microscope can capture 3-D images of live organisms in real time. It's called the QIs-scope, an innovation from a spinoff of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), 4D Nature. The microscope can be used in biomedical research or to improve clinical diagnosis procedures.
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How Herschel unlocked the secrets of star formationSurveying the sky for almost four years to observe the glow of cold cosmic dust embedded in interstellar clouds of gas, the Herschel Space Observatory has provided astronomers with an unprecedented glimpse into the stellar cradles of our Galaxy. As a result, giant strides have been taken in our understanding of the physical processes that lead to the birth of stars and their planetary systems.
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Are doctors recommending hospice too late? Despite experiencing symptoms for months before the end of their lives, older adults are spending shorter periods of time in hospice. The finding suggests there may be a need for more attention to symptoms and disability for these elderly people—and perhaps earlier hospice admission. Researchers looked at information from a study of 562 people, aged 70 and older, who were not disabled when the st
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Sundhedsstyrelsen opfordrer læger til at ordinere billig betablokkerApoteker kan ikke udlevere det billigste depotprodukt af betablokkeren metoprolol, fordi det generisk ikke kan substitueres med det langt billigere metoprololsucccinat. Læger bliver derfor nødt til at skrive det billige produkt på recepten.
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Mulighed for at søge penge til udvikling af nationale kliniske retningslinjer4,8 mio. kr. står til at blive fordelt mellem udvalgte ansøgere, der ønsker at udvikle nationale kliniske retningslinjer.
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Sundhedsvidenskabeligt fakultet får prodekan Jeppe Emmersen er udnævnt til prodekan for uddannelse på Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet på Aalborg Universitet.
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One Piece of Ridiculous Lore From the Punisher Comics Will Actually Appear in the TV Show The Happytime Murders expands its cast. Get a look at Paul Bettany’s mysterious Han Solo character. Stephen Amell hints at a happier future for Oliver Queen in Arrow ’s next season. Plus, the first look at The Magicians ’ third season and new clips from Rick and Morty and Kingsman: The Golden Circle . To me, my spoilers! The Happytime Murders Joel McHale has joined the cast of Brian Henson’s Happ
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New Concerns over Tattoo Safety Arise—What's That Ink Doing to the Body? A new study finds cause for concern over what tattoo ink is doing to the body. Read More
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Range Rover Velar review: A handsome slab of British luxury I'm not a fan of SUVs. I think they're big and cumbersome. They hog the road and barely squeeze down narrow roads. They consume too much fuel, they're not much fun to drive, and of course they cost much more than something sensible like a hatchback. But then I climb up into the new Land Rover Range Rover Velar, sit down on my plush leather throne, push the start button, and all of those concerns
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Nike’s New Flyleather Brings Cowskin Into the 21st CenturyThe company's newest tennis shoe is made from recycled leather.
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Don’t Blame Pigs for Swine Flu—Species Hopping Is How Viruses EvolveThe discovery that viruses move between species unexpectedly often is rewriting ideas about their evolutionary history—and may have troubling implications for the threat from emerging diseases.
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Sheep gene study may help breed healthier animalsFresh insights into the genetic code of sheep could aid breeding programmes to improve their health and productivity. Scientists have mapped which genes are turned on and off in the different tissues and organs in a sheep's body. Their findings shed new light on the animal's complex biology, including insight into the function of genes linked to immunity and meat quality.
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X-ray burst spotted in the galactic bulge(Phys.org)—Using the JEM-X telescope onboard the INTEGRAL space observatory, astronomers have discovered a new X-ray burst in the galactic bulge. The X-ray burst was detected from the faint unidentified transient source know as IGR J17445-2747. The discovery is reported in a paper published Sept. 8 on arXiv.org.
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Meteorite impact caused the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth's surfaceAn international team of researchers has found evidence of an ancient meteorite colliding with ground rock on Earth, producing the highest temperature ever recorded on the planet's surface. In their paper published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters, the team describes their findings after studying an impact crater in Canada and how they were able to calculate the temperature for a
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Deadly fish pathogen detected in AustraliaA dangerous pathogen, which caused devastating losses in the aquaculture industry in the United States, has been detected in wild Australian catfish for the first time.
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Possible evidence for small, short-lived drops of early universe quark-gluon plasmaParticles emerging from even the lowest energy collisions of small deuterons with large heavy nuclei at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)—a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility for nuclear physics research at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory—exhibit behavior scientists associate with the formation of a soup of quarks and gluons, the fundamental building blocks of
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Physicists "learn the rules" of magnetic states in newly published researchAmes Laboratory scientists have found new insight to the "rules" of how magnetic states emerge and are suppressed, creating a guide for discovery of other materials with superconducting capabilities. The discovery was made through the study of the transition metal compound LaCrGe3 under temperature, pressure, and magnetic field changes.
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New life for aging scooter batteriesWhat can we do with aging scooter batteries? Instead of scrapping them and recycling their components, the batteries could be left intact and re-used in a solar power storage cabinet. This is precisely what a pilot project by the Swiss Post and with participation of Empa is trying to do.
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Statues that perpetuate lies should not stand Monuments to the ‘father of gynaecology’ cannot be defended as historical documents because they hide grave injustices, says Harriet A. Washington. Nature 549 309 doi: 10.1038/549309a
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Women remain underrepresented in Hollywood, study showsWomen are making only modest gains on screen and behind the scenes in television according to a new study released by Martha Lauzen, executive director of the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University.
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What Hurricanes Can Dredge Up: Coffins, Canoes and CreaturesThe floods that came with Harvey and Irma brought some interesting and mysterious things to the surface.
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What Earth looks like to far-out celestial bodies Space Glance at the stars, glance back in time. When we look at stars in the night sky, we're actually looking back in time. But what if those stars looked back at our pale-blue dot?
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Genetically altered mice bear some hallmarks of human bipolar behaviorJohns Hopkins researchers report they have genetically engineered mice that display many of the behavioral hallmarks of human bipolar disorder, and that the abnormal behaviors the rodents show can be reversed using well-established drug treatments for bipolar disorder, such as lithium.
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HIV-AIDS: Following your gutResearchers find a way to reduce replication of the AIDS virus in the gastrointestinal tract.
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The man trying to save bats' livesMeet Dr Matt Zeale who is leading a team of conservationists tracking the rare barbastrelle bat.
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How better data would improve the electricity marketThe Australian Electricity Regulator is investigating whether wholesale electricity generators in New South Wales are bidding "in good faith" in the electricity market. Good faith means price changes are the result of real problems, such as weather or machinery failure, rather than market manipulation.
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Light to break bandwidth ceilingThe rise of big data and advances in information technology has serious implications for our ability to deliver sufficient bandwidth to meet the growing demand.
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Dagens Medicin

Nyt center for personlig medicin sendes i høringEn række parter har netop nu mulighed for at komme med kommentarer til et lovforslag om oprettelse af et nyt Nationalt Genom Center.
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How Alternate-Nostril Breathing Works When I came to the part in Hillary Clinton’s new book where she describes how she treated her anxiety with a practice called alternate-nostril breathing, I thought, that sounds impossible. I tried breathing through only one nostril at a time. I couldn’t do it. Then I read a little further and saw that she recommends using her fingers to cover one nostril. Got it. Okay, that makes it much easier.
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Opinion: Why Hurricanes Harvey and Irma won't lead to action on climate changeIt's not easy to hold the nation's attention for long, but three solid weeks of record-smashing hurricanes directly affecting multiple states and at least 20 million people will do it.
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Spørg Scientariet: Hvorfor er vindmøllerne lige høje?En læser undrer sig over, hvorfor møllerne i en vindmøllepark er lige høje. Kunne man ikke udnytte vinden bedre, hvis højden varierede? Det svarer forsker på DTU Vindenergi på.
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Dame Margaret Turner-Warwick obituaryPioneering physician who played a fundamental role in the development of modern respiratory medicine When Margaret Turner-Warwick, who has died aged 92, entered the field of respiratory medicine in the 1950s, it was a time of great change. Effective treatment for tuberculosis had recently been introduced, and the adverse effects of cigarette smoking on the lung were beginning to be appreciated. Th
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End-of-life chatbot can help you with difficult final decisionsA virtual assistant helps people who are terminally ill feel less anxious about death and more ready to complete their last will and testament
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Here's Your First Chance to Save On Anker's New Smart Bulbs, Plus an Exclusive Eufy Genie Discount Eufy Lumos Tunable White Bulb , $25 | Eufy Lumos Soft White Bulb , $17 | Eufy Genie , $30 with code KINJA000 Anker makes smart light bulbs now, because of course they do , and today’s your first chance to get them at a discount. The standard 2700K white bulb is $3 off , down to $17, but I’d probably recommend paying a few bucks more for the tunable white model . While both bulbs can be dimmed wit
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More than just drains—recreating living streams through the suburbsLot sizes and backyards are shrinking in Australia at the same time as building density is increasing. So we cannot afford to overlook the potential of existing – but neglected – spaces in our suburbs, like drains.
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Fierce debate roars to life over grizzly bear hunt cancellationThere's no shortage of controversy surrounding the British Columbia government's decision to stop the grizzly bear trophy hunt.
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Testing bridges for safety after major hurricanes like IrmaAfter Hurricane Irma hit, there was a major concern about South Florida's bridges, mainly the ones in the Florida Keys. Would the structures be safe to cross for drivers anxious to get back home? Would relief efforts be impaired due to damage caused by massive winds? Fortunately, all 42 bridges that connect the mainland to the Keys were inspected and declared safe by Monroe County officials.
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Invisibility cloak closer to becoming a realityPhotonics is a rapidly growing field in which some of the most sci-fi ideas of the not-so-distant past, are taking form. Now EU-funded research is bringing the notion of an invisibility cloak closer by using microscopic structures that can bend light.
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3-D printing materials for wound care and decorative elementsCellulose nanofibrils have properties that can improve the characteristics of bio-based 3-D-printing pastes. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing a 3-D wound care product for monitoring wound condition in hospital care. However, the first commercial nanocellulose applications will be seen in indoor decoration elements, textiles and the production of mock-ups.
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Why One Med School Embraces DACA StudentsThe president of the Class of 2020 explains that their inclusion is part of an overarching mission to foster a community that represents all of America -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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After head injury, brain cell births may cause seizures New research challenges the prevailing scientific assumption that, during recovery from head trauma, excessive neurogenesis (birth of new brain cells) is advantageous. “…excess new neurons lead to epileptic seizures and could contribute to cognitive decline.” The excessive burst of new brain cells after a traumatic head injury that scientists have traditionally believed helped in recovery could i
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Weed cover in olive orchards enhances the ecosystem's capacity as a CO2 sinkScientists at the University of Granada (UGR) studied the effects and benefits of maintaining weed cover in olive grove soil. In a recently published article in the journal Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, the scientists showed that over a year, weed cover significantly increases carbon uptake in olive groves, acting as a sink for one of the principal greenhouse effect gases, CO2.
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More efficient use of raw materials with the aid of 'molecular conveyor belts'Currently, making products such as fuels, synthetic materials or pharmaceuticals from renewable raw materials lacks efficiency because the microorganisms process the raw materials very slowly and generate many unwanted by-products. Biotechnologists at Goethe University Frankfurt have now succeeded in optimizing sugar utilization in baker's yeast.
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Antarctic Caves Warmed by Volcanic Steam May Harbor LifeAlthough the temperatures in caves on the world's southernmost active volcano are closer to that of a summer night than a sauna, new research suggests that even this moderate heat may make life possible there.
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Understanding the language of cellular communicationA team of Caltech scientists has uncovered a molecular code that cells use to communicate with each other. This "language" is thought to be common to many types of cellular communication and has implications for designing future therapies, according to scientists in the laboratory of Michael Elowitz, professor of biology and bioengineering at Caltech and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medi
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Why veterinarians prescribe certain diets for petsVeterinarians must prescribe certain therapeutic diets because, depending on the disease being addressed, these foods may contain levels of nutrients below what is legally allowed to be sold for a healthy pet without that medical condition. If a pet has a health issue that warrants a special diet, it should be closely monitored by a veterinarian, even if that diet contains nutrient levels safe for
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Portable DNA sequencers help African farmers fight crop diseaseScientists at The University of Western Australia are using new portable DNA sequencing technology for the first time in East Africa to help farmers fight the devastating impact of crop disease.
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New study measures human-robot relationsA QUT researcher is leading a new study to evaluate human-robot interactions as technology reshapes health care.
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Image: Hubble catches starbursts in a barred spiral galaxyThis Hubble Space Telescope picture shows NGC 5398, a barred spiral galaxy located about 55 million light-years away.
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EU Commission calls for 'Airbus of batteries'Europe must produce its own batteries for electric cars to avoid crashing out of the race with the United States and China, a senior member of the European Commission warned Monday.
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Lægeforeningen: Dømt læge bør prøve sagen ved Højesteret Den læge, der ved Østre Landsret for nylig blev dømt i den såkaldte Svendborg-sag, bør få sin sag prøvet ved Højesteret. Det påpeger Lægeforeningen.
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500-Million-Year-Old Creature Looks Like Space Alien in Re-CreationA pea-size creature gets a dinner-plate-size reconstruction.
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Live Science

1,000-Year-Old Tomb of Maya King Discovered in GuatemalaArchaeologists opened a royal Maya tomb in Guatemala and found a jade mask and bones covered in bright red paint.
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NYT > Science

Try These ‘Love Hacks’ to Fix Your MarriageQuick-and-dirty relationship fixes — tested by researchers.
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What if America Had a Detective Agency for Disasters?A National Disaster Investigation Board could make sure everyone learns the lessons that hurricanes, outbreaks, and explosions can teach.
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To Fix Its Toxic Ad Problem, Facebook Must Break ItselfFacebook stress-tests its tech. It could do the same for its moral compass.
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AI Research Is in Desperate Need of an Ethical WatchdogMore social scientists are using AI intending to solve society’s ills, but they don’t have clear ethical guidelines to prevent them from accidentally harming people.
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The Strange, Grisly World of Crocodile Hunting in AustraliaOnce nearly extinct, there are now more than 100,00 crocodiles in northern Australia. And the government keeps the population in check through regulated hunting.
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The Atlantic

When Beliefs and Identities Clash in Court The United States government filed a “friend of the court” brief last week in the pending case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission— the “religious bakery” case. I’m not indifferent to the stakes of the case. Since 1987, when I read the late Randy Shilts’s brilliant book, And the Band Played On, I’ve been committed—intellectually and emotionally—to same-sex marriage. But ex
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Science | The Guardian

Women of childbearing age around world suffering toxic levels of mercury Study finds excessive levels of the metal, which can seriously harm unborn children, in women from Alaska to Indonesia, due to gold mining, industrial pollution and fish-rich diets Women of childbearing age from around the world have been found to have high levels of mercury, a potent neurotoxin which can seriously harm unborn children. The new study , the largest to date, covered 25 of the count
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Science | The Guardian

How death has changed over 100 years in Britain Childhood was once perilous and adult lives were often cut short – but life expectancy now tops 80 years Benjamin Franklin once wrote that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”, but just how – and at what age – we are likely to exit the world has changed dramatically over the past 100 years, thanks to changing social structures and advances in medicine and tech
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Latest Headlines | Science News

A new test of water ripples supports the idea of quantum heat in a vacuumWater waves bolster theory that accelerating space travelers really feel the heat.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Testing kit identifies genetic variations without need for lab analysisScheme Lab, a biotech startup incubated at the Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Technology (CIETEC), in São Paulo, Brazil, is developing genetic tests that can be used anywhere—in factories, on farms, or even at home—without the need for analysis by specialized laboratories.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Tidal and mangrove deposits during the Oligo-Miocene in the South China SeaA study on 22–18 million-year-old tidal deposits reveals insights on the significance of mangrove organic carbon sequestration in the South China Sea at geological time scales.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

30,000 hectares of Amazonia to be restoredIn the next six years, a major initiative will restore 30,000 hectares and approximately 73 million trees in the Brazilian Amazon River basin. The project is a result of a partnership between the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment (MMA), Global Environment Facility (GEF), World Bank, Brazilian Fund for Biodiversity (Fundo Brasileiro para a Biodiversidade - Funbio), Conservation International (C
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

A carbon tax would not cause too much grief at the gas pumpA new report from the University of Michigan Energy Survey offers insight into how American consumers would react to a carbon tax.
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Scientific American Content: Global

The Social Life of OpioidsNew studies strengthen ties between loss, pain and drug use -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

A new way to create 'soft robots'—DNA triggers that cause hydrogels to change shapeBiochemical engineers at Johns Hopkins University used sequences of DNA molecules to cause water-based gels to change shape, demonstrating a new tactic to produce soft robots and "smart" medical devices that don't rely on cumbersome wires, batteries, or tethers.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Fungal pathogen creates 'zombeetles'As you watch The Walking Dead, consider the possibility that zombies are real and may be in your yard right now.
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Cassini concludes pioneering mission at SaturnThe international Cassini mission has concluded its remarkable exploration of the Saturnian system in spectacular style, by plunging into the gas planet's atmosphere.
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Researchers find a promising way to outwit mosquitoesMosquitoes are brilliant at two things – bringing misery to humans and quickly spoiling all efforts to shut them down.
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Black Sea water temperatures may buck global trendUsing a model developed at the JRC, scientists have successfully simulated the Black Sea's long term currents, salt water content and temperature for the first time.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Transforming wood into foodCurrently, sawmills treat sawdust as special waste that can't be put to good use. Accumulating sawdust piles in sawmills can even limit production. Risto Korpinen from Luke thinks that sawdust could be a part of the answer to the world's need for food.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

In the footsteps of SpaceX—a Chinese company eyes development of a reusable launch vehicleA Chinese startups appears to be following in the footsteps of SpaceX as it has lately laid out its own project of reusable space launch system. Link Space, the country's first private rocket company, has recently presented the design of its New Line 1 (Xin Gan Xian 1) launch vehicle, which could compete with SpaceX's Falcon 9 in the future.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Cells programmed like computers to fight diseaseCells can be programmed like a computer to fight cancer, influenza, and other serious conditions – thanks to a breakthrough in synthetic biology by the University of Warwick.
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New Scientist - News

Science after Brexit will be weaker all roundThe UK government’s position paper is long on lofty ambitions for future collaboration, but the gory details suggest they will be extremely difficult to achieve
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Dagens Medicin

Ny nordjysk platform skal skabe innovation i sundhedsvæsenetDe nordjyske aktører inden for sundhed og velfærd har etableret en fælles innovationsplatform. Nu er den i luften.
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Ingeniøren

EU-rapport er direkte kopieret fra virksomheden bag RoundupI en EU-rapport, der skal være grundlaget for at godkende glyphosat - det aktive stof i Roundup - er der kopieret direkte fra en rapport fra Monsanto, firmaet bag Roundup.
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Ingeniøren

Techtopia #18: Hvad kommer bagefter robotter og Ubers samfundsmodel?Podcast: ‘We-Economy’ er titlen på en ny dansk bog, som prøver at binde det samfund sammen, som teknologi splitter. Hvad er der på den anden side af robotter og Uber-modellen?
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The Atlantic

Challenging the Dogmas of Right and Left Two leading political intellectuals. One vexed question: the relative roles of class and race in American electoral politics. Two books, published only a few weeks apart. They speak to different worlds—but they benefit from being read together. In The Once and Future Liberal , Mark Lilla speaks as a liberal to liberals about liberalism—and finds it wanting. Lilla laments that today’s liberalism t
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The Atlantic

When Mormons Aspired to Be a ‘White and Delightsome’ People So many recent events in American life have been a call for the country to grapple with its legacy of racism and white supremacy, including the violence in Charlottesville and even the 2016 election . These events have created turmoil among some conservative Christian groups, who have tried— in fits and starts —to confront their own racial divisions. One group, however, has taken a slightly diffe
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Ingeniøren

Er Face ID sikker, når 2D-ansigtsbilleder kan omdannes til 3D-masker? Selv med 3D-printede ansigtsmasker bliver det nok svært uden videre at narre iPhone X. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/face-id-sikker-naar-2d-ansigtsbilleder-kan-omdannes-3d-masker-1080654 Version2
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Lockheed: F-35 bliver klar til kamp to år før leveringForsinkelserne i udviklingen af det højteknologiske kampfly kommer ikke til at påvirke leverancen af de første danske fly i 2021, forsikrer producenten.
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Dagens Medicin

30 procent flere kolde hænder på sygehusene Mens antallet af læger og andre sundhedsfaglige medarbejdere er vokset med otte pct. på ti år, er antallet af administrative medarbejdere vokset med 30 pct., viser ny undersøgelse. Der mangler forklaringer, lyder det fra Dansk Erhverv.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

World first: 'Storing lightning inside thunder'In a world first, University of Sydney researchers have stored photonic information on a microchip as an acoustic wave. This allows precious extra time to store, process and then redistribute the data without relying on electronics, which produce excess heat. Such a hybrid chip could have a huge impact in cloud computing and telecommunication centres, which are overheating as we churn through data
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NYT > Science

By Degrees: The Real Unknown of Climate Change: Our BehaviorScientific predictions about Earth’s sensitivity to greenhouse gases have generally held up. But no one can predict how much more carbon pollution people will choose to pump out.
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Gizmodo

Man Who Saved the World From Nuclear Armageddon in 1983 Dies at 77 In this August 27, 2015 photo former Soviet missile defense forces officer Stanislav Petrov poses for a photo at his home in Fryazino, Moscow region, Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) On September 26, 1983, Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov received a message that five nuclear missiles had been launched by the United States and were heading to Moscow. He didn’t launch a retaliatory strike,
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Science : NPR

Xanax Or Zoloft For Moms-To-Be: A New Study Assesses Safety Is it OK to take antidepressants or anxiety medicine during pregnancy? Recent research suggests women who need treatment can take these drugs. Doctors recommend the lowest effective dose. (Image credit: Hanna Barczyk for NPR)
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Imageof the Day: Triple ThreatScientists use stem-like cells from patients' aggressive, triple receptor-negative breast tumors to grow cell lines for research.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Storing lightning inside thunder: Researchers are turning optical data into readable soundwavesResearchers at the University of Sydney have dramatically slowed digital information carried as light waves by transferring the data into sound waves in an integrated circuit, or microchip.
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The Atlantic

The Rust Belt Needs Legal Immigration The Rust Belt states that tipped the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump could be among the biggest losers from the proposed reductions in legal immigration that he has endorsed, according to a new study released Monday. The study, from the nonpartisan Chicago Council on Global Affairs, concludes that immigration has been “a demographic lifeline” that has helped several Midwestern cities p
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Ingeniøren

Britisk havmøllestrøm nu billigere end a-kraft fra nyt værkI England bliver offshore vind nu billigere end strøm fra atomkraftværket Hinkley Point, viser britisk budrunde.
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Ugens job: Dong, Krüger, Velux og flere firmaer søger ingeniører På dagens liste er der job for kemikere, ledere, konstruktører og ingeniørspecialister. Find et job for dig. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-job-dong-kruger-velux-flere-firmaer-soeger-ingenioerer-10082 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Snapchat scrubs Al-Jazeera in Saudi ArabiaGlobal image messaging service Snapchat has scrubbed Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera from its app in Saudi Arabia at the request of Saudi authorities, the company said on Monday.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Membrane vesicles released by bacteria may play different roles during infectionBacteria release membrane-derived vesicles (MVs), which are small particles that can transport virulence factors to neighbouring bacteria or to the cells of a mammalian host. This special MV-based system for delivering toxic proteins and nucleic acids in a protected manner to the target cells may have different specific functions depending on whether the bacterium acts as an extracellular or intra
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New Scientist - News

Sacrificial virgin spiders let their nieces eat them aliveIn one species of spider, unmated females not only care for other spiders’ offspring, they allow the tiny spiderlings to devour their insides
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New Scientist - News

The NHS is using a chatbot to do tedious corporate team-buildingThe UK's National Health Service and 10 big firms are experimenting with CoachBot, which replaces "coaching and development" staff with an automated chatbot
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Ingeniøren

Kommune og entreprenør slås om skylden - men nu genopbygges sportshal i forstærket udgaveTaget på Rønbæk Hallen kollapsede delvist i november 2016. Kommune og entreprenør slås stadig om ansvaret. Men nu genopbygges hallen.
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Science | The Guardian

How many more warrior women are missing from the history books? | Natalie HaynesThe recent discovery of female bones in a Viking warrior grave is yet another indication that we’ve only scratched the surface of female history Warrior women have fascinated us for millennia. In ancient Greece, Amazons were the second most popular characters to feature in vase paintings. Only the exploits of Hercules (one of which involved Hippolyta, an Amazon queen) appeared on more pieces of po
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Big Think

Veni, Vidi, Gone: A Death Map of Roman Emperors Most Roman emperors died violent deaths, and many were far from Rome when they did Read More
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Science-Based Medicine

Rigvir: Another unproven and dubious cancer therapy to be avoidedAlternative cancer clinics have always claimed that their therapies "boost the immune system" to fight cancer. Recently, the Hope4Cancer Institute, a quack clinic in Mexico has added a treatment known as Rigvir to its other offerings. But what is Rigvir? It turns out that it's an import from Latvia, a purported oncolytic virus with a mysterious history that targets cancer specifically for which th
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Graceful menace: States take aim at non-native swansWith its snow-white plumage and elegant posture, mute swans are exalted in European ballets and fairy tales as symbols of love and beauty. But to many wildlife biologists, they are aggressive and destructive invaders in U.S. habitats and must be wiped out.
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Exhibit allows virtual 'interviews' with Holocaust survivorsWhat was it like in a Nazi concentration camp? How did you survive? How has it affected your life since?
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Uproar in Turkey over removing evolution from biology classStudents in Turkey are returning to school Monday where they will be taught evolution for the last time in their biology classes. Next fall, evolution and Charles Darwin will be scrapped from their textbooks.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Warm waters off West Coast has lingering effects for salmonThe mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the lingering effects of those unusually warm sea surface temperatures on Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

China detains man for service to evade internet firewallChinese authorities have detained a software developer for selling computer services that allow internet users to evade China's "Great Firewall," which blocks access to thousands of websites, from Facebook to Twitter to some news outlets, a media report said Monday.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Mars research crew emerges after 8 months of isolationSix NASA-backed research subjects who have been cooped up in a Mars-like habitat on a remote Hawaii volcano since January emerged from isolation Sunday. They devoured fresh-picked tropical fruits and fluffy egg strata after eating mostly freeze-dried food while in isolation and some vegetables they grew during their mission.
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Klassens dygtige elev kommer ofte i klemmeAt få prædikatet ”dygtig” af lærere og klassekammerater er ikke nødvendigvis...
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US looks to work with Paris climate accord 'partners': TillersonAfter a succession of mixed messages on the US stance on climate change, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that the Trump administration was seeking "ways in which we can work with partners in the Paris climate accord."
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Giant sea snail plan to rescue Barrier ReefA giant starfish-eating snail could be unleashed to help save the Great Barrier Reef, officials said Monday, with a trial underway to breed thousands of the rare species.
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A new approach to high insulin levelsDiabetes is characterised by a deficiency of insulin. The opposite is the case in congenital hyperinsulinism: patients produce the hormone in excessive quantities. This leads to chronic hypoglycaemia. The disorder can lead to serious brain damage and even death in the worst cases. A team at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation has succee
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

A fat-regulating enzyme could hold the key to obesity, diabetes, cancer, other diseasesIt had already been known that the enzyme known as phosphatidic acid phosphatase plays a crucial role in regulating the amount of fat in the human body. Controlling it is therefore of interest in the fight against obesity.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Any lice with that salmon? Parasite plagues global industrySalmon have a lousy problem, and the race to solve it is spanning the globe.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

5,000 'Dieselgate' deaths in Europe per year: studyEmissions from diesel cars rigged to appear eco-friendly may be responsible for 5,000 air pollution deaths per year in Europe alone, according to a study published on Monday.
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Esbjerg tog konsekvens af datarod: Regelmotor finder følsomme filer og løbske CPR-numre 30 regler holder i realtid styr på, at persondata ikke flyder og forvaltningsregler overholdes i Esbjerg. Det er vejen frem, men kræver hårdt arbejde, siger ESDH-konsulent. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/esbjerg-tog-konsekvens-datarod-regelmotor-finder-foelsomme-filer-loebske-cpr-numre-1080598 Version2
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

A fat-regulating enzyme could hold the key to obesity, diabetes, cancer, other diseasesIt had already been known that the enzyme known as phosphatidic acid phosphatase plays a crucial role in regulating the amount of fat in the human body. Controlling it is therefore of interest in the fight against obesity. But scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick have now found that getting rid of the enzyme entirely can increase the risk of cancer, inflammation and other ills. Their fin
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Vaping doubles risk of smoking cigarettes for teensTeenagers who try e-cigarettes double their risk for smoking tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study. The study -- from the University of Waterloo and the Wake Forest School of Medicine -- found that students in grades seven to 12 who had tried an e-cigarette are 2.16 times more likely to be susceptible to cigarette smoking.
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People with schizophrenia have threefold risk of dyingPeople with schizophrenia are three times more likely to die, and die younger, than the general population, indicating a need for solutions to narrow this gap, according to research published in CMAJ.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Parents not confident schools can assist child with chronic disease, mental healthMost parents are sure schools would be able to provide basic first aid but are less confident about a school's ability to respond to more complex health situations, such as an asthma attack or mental health problem.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

American Academy of Pediatrics announces its first recommendations on tattoos, piercingsTattoos and body piercings are an increasingly popular form of self-expression, but it is important for young people to carefully consider the consequences and potential risks associated with body modifications, according to the first clinical report on the topic published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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There Are "Two Halves" To Great Design, Says iPod Co-Designer Anyone can develop a great eye for design, according to the designer who led the team that created the iPod. Read More
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Blind Patients to Test Bionic Eye Brain ImplantsThe prosthesis could help more people who have lost their vision than a device already on the market.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Warming Puts Squeeze on Ancient TreesAs temperatures rise, the treeline moves upslope. But ancient bristlecone pines are losing that upslope race to faster-colonizing neighbors. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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5,000 deaths annually from Dieselgate in EuropeExcess emissions from diesel cars cause about 5,000 premature deaths annually across Europe, a new study shows.Higher exposure to secondary particles and ozone can be traced back to excess NOx emissions from diesel cars, vans and light commercial vehicles. With the EU's vehicle emission limits achieved on the road about 5,000 premature deaths could be avoided annually. If diesel cars emitted as li
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Test: Alle bilkoncerner overskrider NOx-grænseRenault, Fiat og Ford er topudlederne i test af de nyeste dieselbilers NOx-udledning, hvor de tyske koncerner klarer sig bedst.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Rhino horn smuggled as jewelleryRhino horn is being processed into bangles, beads and bracelets, a charity's investigation reveals.
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Science | The Guardian

CSIRO breeds spotted handfish to save species from extinction Fish, which is endemic to Tasmania, was the first Australian marine animal to be listed as critically endangered Scientists have begun a captive breeding program for the spotted handfish, 11 years after it became the first Australian marine animal to be listed as critically endangered. Endemic to Tasmania, the spotted handfish or Brachionichthys hirsutus looks like a tadpole in the late stages of
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NYT > Science

Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive PainkillersDrug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the opioid crisis, but some question whether insurers have played a role, too.
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Futurity.org

Fishing has caused numbers of old fish to drop In dozens of fish populations around the world, the number of old fish has gone down, mainly due to the pressure of fishing, new research suggests. Like old-growth trees in a forest, old fish in the ocean play important roles in the diversity and stability of marine ecosystems. Critically, the longer a fish is allowed to live, the more likely it is to successfully reproduce over the course of its
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Futurity.org

People of color breathe more air pollution People of color are exposed to more pollution from cars, trucks, and power plants than whites, a new 10-year study shows. Researchers estimated exposure to outdoor concentrations of a transportation-related pollutant—nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 )— in both 2000 and 2010, based on neighborhoods where people live and found that disparities in NO 2 exposure were larger by race and ethnicity than by income
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Futurity.org

Head motions offer better way to detect autism in girls Tracking and measuring the involuntary head movements revealed in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans could be a more accurate method of detecting autism in girls, new research suggests. “The criteria are male-driven, so we’re measuring females with a male ruler.” Neuroscientist Elizabeth Torres of Rutgers University-New Brunswick says the traditional criteria used to diagnose auti
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Big Think

Is the Mystery of the Abominable Snowman Finally Solved? Lots of colorful characters went looking for the Yeti. And there have been several hoaxes. Read More
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Gizmodo

Waymo Wants to Delay Its October 11th Court Date With Uber Photo: AP Waymo, the self-driving car company spun off of Google’s parent company Alphabet in 2016, scored a major win earlier this month when a federal appeals court ordered Uber to hand over secret documentation related to the two company’s ongoing legal battle. According to Waymo, former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski stole their technology before leaving to found autonomous trucking comp
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The Atlantic

The Doomed Palestinian Reconciliation Plan Of the demands Palestinians often make of their leaders, reconciliation between their two largest political factions perennially tops the list. Fatah, which controls the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank, and the Islamist terror group Hamas, which wrested control of the Gaza Strip in a civil war in 2007, have waged a low-intensity conflict for over a decade. Between flare-ups, the two h
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The Atlantic

The Early Decision Racket, Redux To take your mind off politics, at least politics of the national-election variety, let’s take a look back on some of the oddities of the American college-admissions process, for which millions of families are gearing up right now. Back in 2001, the Atlantic’s September issue featured a big story I had done, called “ The Early-Decision Racket .” It was about the way elite-college admissions had b
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Scientists Discover First DNA Evidence of Female Viking Warriors A recent DNA analysis shows that a skeleton found in a famous Viking grace belonged to a female warrior. Read More
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Ars Technica

HP shows us what a real PC workstation looks like with a 56-core, 3TB Z8 Enlarge / HP Z8 Workstation. (credit: HP) If you're a demanding computer user, sometimes your 13-inch Ultrabook laptop just won't quite cut it. For those looking for a little more computing power, HP's new Z8 workstation could be just the answer. The latest iteration of HP's desktop workstations packs in a pair of Intel Skylake-SP processors , topping out with twinned Xeon Platinum 8180 chips: 28
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Gizmodo

Actually, Engine Braking Is Fine “Is engine braking with a manual transmission bad?” you might ask your disinterested friends at lunch. Well, Engineering Explained has an answer for you! In his newest video, Jason Fenske goes over not only what engine braking is, but also whether or not it’s bad for your car. Engine braking occurs when a driver takes their foot off the throttle. The throttle valve closes, a vacuum forms and the
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A.I. Can Produce Images of Your Face Using Only Genetic Data Researchers at Human Longevity have developed technology that can generate images of individuals face using only their genetic information. But not all are convinced. Read More
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How Some Myths about the Brain Just Don't Go Away A new study examines reasons behind the persistence of neuromyths. Read More
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Gizmodo

Tropical Storm Maria Is Now Likely to Become a Major Hurricane Damage on the British Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma. Photo: AP Hurricane Irma barreled through the Caribbean earlier this month, killing at least 38 people in the region and destroying thousands of buildings . Unfortunately, 2017's relentless hurricane season is not letting up, and it looks as though Tropical Storm Maria is likely to become a hurricane before it hits the already-ravaged
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Extroverts May Be More Exhausted Than Introverts 3 Hours Later New study says extroverts are more fatigued over time from social interaction than introverts. Read More
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Paleo Profile: The Strange, Defenseless SnoutPaleontologists name a new dwarf, toothless dolphin -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ars Technica

If you read one sci-fi series this year, it should be The Broken Earth The final book in the trilogy, The Stone Sky, just came out. It completes an incredibly satisfying exploration of the overlap between scifi and fantasy. Sometimes a book series is so important that you want people to put everything aside and just read it . I'm not the only one who feels this way about N.K. Jemisin's Broken Earth trilogy. The first and second novels in Jemisin's trilogy, The Fifth
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Gizmodo

Cassini Took One Last Look at a Mysterious Glitch in Saturn's Rings Before It Died NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute Peggy is something along the edge of Saturn’s ring, a glitch whose source we’ve never seen. Cassini took a last peek at Peggy during its Grand Finale destructive plunge, adding a final piece to the puzzle for future researchers to pore over when trying to understand this mysterious disturbance. 27-year Cassini project veteran Carl Murray of Queen Mary Univ
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Popular Science

The very best ways to boil water quickly, anywhere Gadgets Three vessels built for maximum efficiency and temperature control. Three vessels built for maximum efficiency and temperature control. Sometimes a watched pot does boil.
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Teens also at risk for organ damage from high blood pressureOrgan damage from high blood pressure doesn't only occur in adults; it can also happen in teenagers, according to research presented today at the American Heart Association Council on Hypertension, AHA Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease, American Society of Hypertension Joint Scientific Sessions 2017 in San Francisco.
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The Atlantic

Women Won Big at the 2017 Emmys Women were the big winners at the Emmys Sunday night—with major trophies in every category going to shows centered on female characters, from established hits like Veep to critically acclaimed new series like The Handmaid’s Tale . In many categories, the Television Academy largely ignored old favorites and didn’t play it safe, mostly snubbing HBO’s prestige dramas (like Westworld ) and Netflix’s
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Gizmodo

The Pirate Bay Added a CPU-Hijacking Bitcoin Miner to Some Pages A meeting of the German Pirate Party in Berlin in 2013. Photo: Getty Images File-sharing websites are not exactly known for their sterling reputation, though a few such as famed torrent site the Pirate Bay have been around for long enough while generally avoiding shady behavior they’ve acquired a certain cachet with the internet community. But gotta gett that cash, baby, and banner ads might not
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How to Predict a Hostile Alien InvasionIt's hardly the most pressing concern for Earth, but there might be a way to forewarn ourselves -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Everything We'll Be Watching for During the EmmysThe last year has brought a lot of fresh new TV shows. Will the Emmys reward them? We'll find out tonight.
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Ars Technica

Feds in California are aggressively going after Silk Road, AlphaBay vendors Enlarge / A stack of bitcoins sits among twisted copper wiring inside a communications room at an office in this arranged photograph in London on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. (credit: Bloomberg / Getty Images News ) Next month, a California drug dealer who recently pleaded guilty to selling on Silk Road, AlphaBay, and other sites is scheduled to be sentenced. According to federal authorities, Davi
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Ars Technica

Tooth and Tail review: Delightful, rodent-riddled StarCraft for the rest of us Enlarge / Two commanders. Two armies. One bloody, rodent-filled battle. Welcome to Tooth and Tail . (credit: Pocketwatch Games ) StarCraft II thought it had the secret to delivering a truly accessible version of its predecessor. The original game's troop-management battles are unmatched in terms of balance, so the sequel directed more attention to QoL tweaks like resource management, unit assignm
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NYT > Science

Jellyfish Seek Italy’s Warming Seas. Can’t Beat ’Em? Eat ’Em.With climate change, jellyfish are booming in the Mediterranean, to the point that researchers say there may be little to do but to live with them.
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Gizmodo

Blade Runner 2049 International Posters Give A Good Look at the Main Cast All Images: Warner Bros. We’re only weeks away from the October 6th premiere of the long-awaited Blade Runner sequel. Get a good look at the main cast with these international posters. These come via ComicBookmovie.com, and show off all of the new film’s major players with an intimate, albeit airbrushed, look. I dig the amount of character put into these images—most of them have a quiet dynamism
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Ars Technica

The coming game cartridge renaissance? Enlarge / You can’t beat an authentic cartridge (reproduction) for that authentic experience. (credit: iam8bit ) The fact that Street Fighter II is seeing another re-release later this year isn't all that surprising . Since its arcade and 16-bit heyday, the classic fighting game has appeared in some form or another on the PlayStation, PS2, PS3, PSP, Saturn, Xbox, Xbox 360, iOS, and feature phones
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The Atlantic

How My First Novel Became a Movie Five years ago, I got an email from two Hollywood producers who wanted to turn my first novel, Carrie Pilby, into a movie. I was thrilled, but reminded myself not to expect much. After all, in the years since the book’s publication in 2003, two other production companies had paid me a few thousand dollars each to option the rights for a year, and nothing had come of it. Should I really fantasize
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Gizmodo

Sunday's Best Deals: Fossil Accessories, Diamondback Bikes, PS4 Games, and More Amazon’s one-day ebook sale , Fossil accessories , and Diamondback bikes lead off Sunday’s best deals from around the web. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals SagaPlay F1 Self Balancing Scooter , $229 Hoverboards are still around, apparently, and they’re a lot cheaper than they used to be. This one is UL-certified too, so it probably won’t explode un
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Ars Technica

See jerkface bacteria hiding in tumors and gobbling chemotherapy drugs Enlarge / An example of an experiment where bacteria (green) and cancer cells (red) are co-cultured. (credit: Leore Geller ) Of all the kinds of bacteria, some are charming and beneficial, others are malicious and dangerous—and then there are the ones that are just plain turds . That’s the case for Mycoplasma hyorhinis and its ilk. Researchers caught the little jerks hiding out among cancer cells
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NYT > Science

Trilobites: Three Planets Will Slide Behind the Moon in an OccultationThe moon will momentarily block Venus, then Mars and then Mercury, offering a vivid reminder of the cosmic clockwork of our solar system.
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Ingeniøren

Grafik: Så langt er København fra at nå sine klimamålKøbenhavns Kommunes chancer for at nå sine klimamål på transportområdet for 2015 er forsvindende små, efter at kommunen er blevet opmærksom på en flere år gammel regnefejl.
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Ars Technica

A telemarketer called my elevator Enlarge / What do you push if you want solar panels? (credit: John Timmer) For most of my adult life, I've lived in dense urban environments where elevators are a part of daily existence. During that entire time, I've had an elevator get stuck a grand total of once. Someone opened a small panel, pulled out what looked like a handset from an old rotary phone, and managed to get people dispatched t
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Science | The Guardian

Letters: Sir Patrick Bateson obituary Steven Rose writes: I first met Pat Bateson in the late 60s, as we shared a mutual interest in the brain mechanisms involved in learning and memory. We became firm friends, and it was the start of a decade-long, and I believe unique, collaboration between Pat, a behavioural biologist, Gabriel Horn , an anatomist, and me as a biochemist. Pat’s favoured model was the day-old chick, primed to learn
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Popular Science

Girl soccer players are five times more likely to return to the game after a concussion than boys Health Overall, 40 percent of youth soccer players play through the pain, according to a recent study. Girls’ soccer players were five times more likely to return to the field on the same day they got a concussion as boys, and they often didn't tell their coach about the…
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Hillary Clinton's Book Recommendation for Trump Tops This Week's News RoundupThe former secretary of state gave the president a really good read.
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Audi Sport’s RS3 and TT-RS: The same engine but very different cars (video link) We usually pay for our own travel expenses, but in this case Audi provided flights to New York City and two nights' accommodation. While we have paused all sponsored travel opportunities at this time, this event took place in July before that moratorium began. SALISBURY, Conn.—Success on the racetrack doesn't sell cars like it used to. That said, plenty of car companies still go raci
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The Atlantic

Mike Huckabee and the Rise of Christian Media Under Trump Mike Huckabee’s got a new gig. The former Arkansas governor will kick off a new show on Trinity Broadcasting Network in October, featuring music, faith, and some good old-fashioned politics. He’ll have an auspicious first guest: Donald Trump. This planned appearance makes perfect sense in the Trump world of power and influence. The president reportedly thrives on television, but his own appearanc
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Popular Science

Six apps to add blockbuster special effects to your smartphone videos DIY And...action! Anyone can shoot videos on their phone—so rev your films up with special effects. These six apps will help you put together clips that stand out from the crowd.
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The Atlantic

What's the Right Punishment for Tearing Down a Confederate Monument? DURHAM, N.C.—As a crowd of protestors put a strap around a Confederate memorial on August 14 and pulled it off its plinth , Durham County sheriff’s deputies kept a low profile. They didn’t intervene. Instead they stood aside, filming, as the 83-year-old statue crumpled on the lawn of the old court house. It turns out that wasn’t a sign of acquiescence. The next day, Sheriff Mike Andrews produced
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‘Big Chicken’ chronicles the public health dangers of using antibiotics in farmingA new book takes a hard look at the chicken industry for its role in fostering antibiotic resistance.
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Science : NPR

Scientists Work To Grow Food In Space NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Gene Giacomelli of the University of Arizona about working with NASA to develop a kind of greenhouse where astronauts can grow crops while in space.
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Science : NPR

Researchers Look To Improve Weather Forecasting After Irma In coastal Georgia, Hurricane Irma caused far more flooding than expected. Researchers are looking at ways their mistakes there could improve future predictions elsewhere.
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Science : NPR

Museums Engage In Informative Twitter Debate Two museums in the U.K. argued on Twitter about who has better exhibits in a very informative fashion.
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Ingeniøren

Fund i Stevns Klint gav dansk øgle-begejstring en tand tilSidste efterår blev en tand fra en forhistorisk havøgle fundet i Stevns Klint. Det sensationelle fossil stammer fra en sjælden mosasaur fra dengang, dinosaurerne vandrede rundt på Bornholm – og fundet har sat nyt fokus på Danmarks fortidsøgler.
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Check Out Amazon's One-Day Fossil Sale Before It Goes Extinct Fossil Gold Box If you’re looking to up your watch game, Amazon’s Fossil Gold Box is for you. There’s a bunch of styles to choose from (including some handbags, wallets, belts and other accessories as well), with tons of stuff available for under $25. Both men and women can get in on this sale, but just remember, these deals are only available today. More Deals
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Five trends at the Frankfurt auto showAt this year's Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA), automakers are pulling out all the stops to dazzle visitors with cars that are greener, smarter and faster than ever.
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The Atlantic

Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults I was sorting through my books recently, as my husband and I finally—after four years of marriage—have new shelves that would accommodate most of our combined libraries. Did we really need two copies of The Great Gatsby ? Probably not, I decided, as I flipped through a well-worn edition from those long-ago high-school days. Perhaps because I was already thinking about the coming new season, it on
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Apple, Dell join bid to buy Toshiba's chip business: US fundUS tech titans Apple and Dell have joined a bid to buy Toshiba's memory chip business, a deal seen as key to the survival of the cash-stripped Japanese industrial conglomerate, the US investor leading the consortium has said.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Rickshaws to jump start India's all-electric driveIndia will roll out nearly 100,000 battery-powered buses and autorickshaws onto its sulphurous city streets in the coming weeks, setting it on the bumpy road to making new vehicle sales all-electric by 2030.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Nike's 'connected jersey' aims to put NBA fans front and centerSporting a favorite player's number can now be more than a declaration of faith, thanks to smart jerseys unveiled this weekend by Nike as part of its new partnership with the NBA.
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To Get an Early Look at Next Year's Ski Gear, Head to Portillo, ChileThe skiing cognoscenti converge on an Andean resort every August to try the latest winter gear.
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Where Do They Put All That Toxic Hurricane Debris?After Hurricane Irma, Florida worries about debris contaminated with toxic chemicals.
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Science | The Guardian

The Animals Among Us by John Bradshaw review – the joy of pets The relationship between owners and their animals is explored in this enjoyable study Anthrozoology is a term coined by John Bradshaw and six other academics in the 1980s that describes the study of the “human-animal bond”. This book sees the science applied through history, starting in prehistoric times and ending today. He discusses archaeological evidence that points to the earliest example of
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Viden

GRAFIK Fra æble til afføring på 12-36 timerSå lang tid går der, fra du spiser, til resterne ender i lokummet. Har du tænkt over, hvad der sker på den meterlange rejse? Slå lyden til og klik rundt i grafikken.
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Viden

Ekspert: Kunstig intelligens vil ikke gøre mennesket overflødigtKunstig intelligens fungerer på andre præmisser end den menneskelige. Det får førende forsker til at slå koldt vand i blodet.
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Ingeniøren

Otto von Lilienthals flyveforsøg endte galtEn af flyvningens pionérer, tyskeren Otto von Lilienthal, led en tragisk død i et forsøg på at svæve som en fugl. Hans flyveforsøg var en inspiration for de amerikanske Wright-brødre.
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Ars Technica

Every Nintendo Switch appears to contain a hidden copy of NES Golf [Updated] On Saturday, the world may have gotten its first look at an NES game officially running on a Nintendo Switch. You might think the weird thing about this news is how long it has taken for Virtual Console support to come to the Switch. But this isn't a Virtual Console story. Turns out, this is somehow weirder. Your Nintendo Switch may already have a fully playable NES game just sitting inside of it
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Science | The Guardian

Is this really a post-truth world? | Julian Baggini The truth used to be plain and simple. Just because it’s now complex doesn’t mean it’s false, argues Julian Baggini The promise of the truth has always been alluring. The most-quoted Gospel verse on evangelical posters and literature is John 14:6, in which Jesus proclaims: “I am the way, the truth and the life.” It resonates because we all have a sense that truth is somehow essential to living we
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in accordReports say the US will no longer withdraw from the Paris deal or will change its approach.
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British Press Watchdog Says Climate Change Article Was FaultyThe Mail on Sunday was forced to issue a note saying an article asserting that U.S. researchers had manipulated data was inaccurate.
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