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When good immune cells turn badInvestigators at CHLA have identified the molecular pathway used to foster neuroblastoma and demonstrated use of a clinically available agent, ruxolitinib, to block the pathway.
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Into more thin airMany research groups have explored human adaptation to high altitude living among three major far-flung global populations: Tibetans, Ethiopians and Peruvians. But few have simultaneously explored the other extreme---maladaptation----in the form of chronic mountain sickness (CMS).Now, in the largest whole genome study of its kind, an international research team led by University of California San
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Unique gene therapy prevents, reverses multiple sclerosis in animal modelMultiple sclerosis can be inhibited or reversed using a novel gene therapy technique that stops the disease's immune response in mouse models, University of Florida Health researchers have found.
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Mayo Clinic offers first aid assistance via Amazon's Alexa digital assistantAlexa, forget my grocery list and morning traffic reports. Tell me about CPR.
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Fetal death rate in Flint rose 58% after lead crisis Flint’s lead-contaminated water crisis resulted in fewer babies born there—the result of reduced fertility rates and higher fetal death rates—compared to other Michigan cities during that time, research shows. Since 2014, Flint—which was once an automobile manufacturing powerhouse outside of Detroit—has faced a major public health emergency due to lead poisoning in the local water supply when the
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Why the Mexico City Earthquake Shook Up Disaster PredictionsTuesday’s deadly quake did not come from the place many geologists thought would unleash the next “big one” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Feeling bad about your failures may lead to success Responding to failure emotionally, rather than cognitively, may make you more effective at improving your results next time you tackle the related task, new research suggests. “A natural tendency after failure is sometimes to suppress emotions and cognitively rationalize the failure…” “Understanding how performance differs when focusing on feelings versus thoughts could really impact the way peop
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Aspiring Tony Starks Made a Jet Suit to Fly Like Iron Man (Underwater) GIF I am, admittedly, a very weak swimmer, and at this point in my life I don’t see myself signing up for Summer swim lessons. So I completely endorse this alternative approach to getting comfortable in the water: building a jet-powered wet suit that lets you cruise faster than Michael Phelps. On land, the suit is heavy and bulky, with an electric motor-driven propeller attached to all four limbs
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Earthquakes are even harder to predict than we thought Science Like it was ever easy. Large earthquakes seem to follow a pattern.
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Southeast Asia's Rohingya Refugee Crisis Reaches a Terrible Peak The United Nations Refugee Agency now reports that more than 420,000 people have fled Burma (also known as Myanmar) since August 24. The refugees, mostly Rohingya Muslims, crossed into Bangladesh to escape the violence in Burma's western Rakhine state—a situation the U.N. now describes as ethnic cleansing. Bangladeshi authorities are being overwhelmed by the new arrivals, and those crammed into t
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Ancient Marsupial Relative Was Tree-Climbing OddballMore than 40 million years ago, on a small island that has since coalesced with other islands to become modern-day Turkey, an odd beast the size of a domestic cat lived in the trees: a bone-crushing marsupial relative.
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New Wayne State research findings offers hope to people with fibromyalgiaA novel psychological therapy that encourages addressing emotional experiences related to trauma, conflict and relationship problems has been found helpful for people with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia. A research team led by Mark A. Lumley, Ph.D., distinguished professor of psychology at Wayne State University, has released the results of its research in the prestigious journal, PAIN.
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New technique accurately digitizes transparent objectsA new imaging technique makes it possible to precisely digitize clear objects and their surroundings, an achievement that has eluded current state-of-the-art 3-D rendering methods.
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'Labyrinth' chip could help monitor aggressive cancer stem cellsInspired by the Labyrinth of Greek mythology, a new chip etched with fluid channels sends blood samples through a hydrodynamic maze to separate out rare circulating cancer cells into a relatively clean stream for analysis. It is already in use in a breast cancer clinical trial.
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Ozark grasslands experience major increase in trees and shrubsWoody vegetation, such as trees and shrubs, has increased dramatically in Ozark grasslands over the past 75 years, according to a study published this week in the journal Landscape Ecology. If these ecosystems continue to favor woody vegetation, will it be possible to maintain open grasslands for the foreseeable future?
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Babies can learn that hard work pays offA study from MIT reveals babies as young as 15 months can learn the value of hard work. Researchers found babies who watched an adult struggle to reach two different goals before succeeding tried harder at their own difficult task than babies who saw an adult succeed effortlessly.
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Early trilobites had stomachs, new fossil study findsExceptionally preserved trilobite fossils from China, dating back to more than 500 million years ago, have revealed new insights into the extinct marine animal's digestive system. The new study shows that at least two trilobite species evolved a stomach structure 20 million years earlier than previously thought.
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CSIC reconstructs how Neanderthals grew, based on an El Sidrón childHow did Neanderthals grow? Does modern man develop in the same way as Homo neanderthalensis did? How does the size of the brain affect the development of the body? A study led by the Spanish National Research Council researcher, Antonio Rosas, has studied the fossil remains of a Neanderthal child's skeleton in order to establish whether there are differences between the growth of Neanderthals and
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We must accelerate transitions for sustainability and climate change, experts sayWe must move faster towards a low-carbon world if we are to limit global warming to 2 degrees C this century, experts have warned.
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Why poison frogs don't poison themselvesPoison frogs harbor some of the most potent neurotoxins we know, yet scientists have long wondered -- how do these frogs keep from poisoning themselves? With a new paper published in the journal Science, scientists are a step closer to resolving that head-scratcher. And the answer has potential consequences for the fight against pain and addiction.
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If at first adults don't succeed, babies are more likely to try, try againBabies who observe adults push through failure and repeatedly attempt to achieve a goal are more likely to persist when faced with their own difficult tests, scientists report.
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Ultra-high-energy cosmic rays come from galaxies far, far awayA new study reveals that cosmic rays with the highest energies that make their way to Earth originated from outside our Milky Way galaxy.
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Neandertal skeleton reveals the growth pattern of our extinct cousinsA new analysis of a well-preserved Neandertal child's skeleton reveals that Neandertals may have had extended period of brain growth compared to modern humans.
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The 'paradox' of poisonous frog resistance against their own toxins explainedResearchers are now equipped with additional insight into how poisonous frogs may have evolved resistance against their own toxins, thanks to the results of a new study.
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Study confirms cosmic rays have extragalactic originsInternational collaboration by scientists with the Pierre Auger Observatory confirms that most of the highest energy cosmic rays that reach the Earth come from outside the Milky Way galaxy.
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Detecting cosmic rays from a galaxy far, far awayWhere do cosmic rays come from? Solving a 50-year-old mystery, a collaboration of researchers has discovered it's much farther than the Milky Way.
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Dancing electrons lose the raceIn a report now published in the journal Science ultrashort pulses of light were employed to start a race between electrons emitted from different initial states in a solid material. Timing this race reveals an unexpected result: the fastest electrons arrive in last place.
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Japanese encephalitis vaccine cuts disease rate in NepalFrom 2006 through 2011, Nepal conducted a mass immunization campaign against Japanese encephalitis -- a mosquito-borne viral disease. Now, investigators have reported in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases that the vaccination effort prevented thousands of cases of Japanese encephalitis (JE) and cut JE rates in Nepal by at least 78 percent.
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Synthetic molecule 'kicks and kills' some persistent HIV in miceScientists have designed a synthetic molecule that can reactivate dormant human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in mice and lead to the death of some of the infected cells, according to a study published in PLOS Pathogens.
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Touching helps build the sexual brainHormones or sexual experience? Which of these is crucial for the onset of puberty? It seems that when rats are touched on their genitals, their brain changes and puberty accelerates. In a new study publishing Sept. 21 in the open access journal PLOS Biology researchers at the Bernstein Center, and Humboldt University, Berlin, led by Constanze Lenschow and Michael Brecht, report that sexual touch m
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Here Are the First Hints of How Facebook Plans To Read Your Thoughts Image: AP Back in April, at Facebook’s annual developer conference, the company announced an ambitious—and very creepy!—plan to read its users’ minds. Facebook’s secretive hardware R&D division, Building 8, planned to develop its own “brain-to-computer interface” hardware that would allow a user to send words straight from her brain to a computer by merely thinking. But until now, we’ve heard
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Global mRNA polarization regulates translation efficiency in the intestinal epithelium Asymmetric messenger RNA (mRNA) localization facilitates efficient translation in cells such as neurons and fibroblasts. However, the extent and importance of mRNA polarization in epithelial tissues are unclear. Here, we used single-molecule transcript imaging and subcellular transcriptomics to uncover global apical-basal intracellular polarization of mRNA in the mouse intestinal epithelium. The
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Inactivation of porcine endogenous retrovirus in pigs using CRISPR-Cas9 Xenotransplantation is a promising strategy to alleviate the shortage of organs for human transplantation. In addition to the concerns about pig-to-human immunological compatibility, the risk of cross-species transmission of porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERVs) has impeded the clinical application of this approach. We previously demonstrated the feasibility of inactivating PERV activity in an
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Liquid phase condensation in cell physiology and disease Phase transitions are ubiquitous in nonliving matter, and recent discoveries have shown that they also play a key role within living cells. Intracellular liquid-liquid phase separation is thought to drive the formation of condensed liquid-like droplets of protein, RNA, and other biomolecules, which form in the absence of a delimiting membrane. Recent studies have elucidated many aspects of the mo
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Loss of a mammalian circular RNA locus causes miRNA deregulation and affects brain function Hundreds of circular RNAs (circRNAs) are highly abundant in the mammalian brain, often with conserved expression. Here we show that the circRNA Cdr1as is massively bound by the microRNAs (miRNAs) miR-7 and miR-671 in human and mouse brains. When the Cdr1as locus was removed from the mouse genome, knockout animals displayed impaired sensorimotor gating—a deficit in the ability to filter out unnece
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Dopamine oxidation mediates mitochondrial and lysosomal dysfunction in Parkinsons disease Mitochondrial and lysosomal dysfunction have been implicated in substantia nigra dopaminergic neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease (PD), but how these pathways are linked in human neurons remains unclear. Here we studied dopaminergic neurons derived from patients with idiopathic and familial PD. We identified a time-dependent pathological cascade beginning with mitochondrial oxidant stress le
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Interacting amino acid replacements allow poison frogs to evolve epibatidine resistance Animals that wield toxins face self-intoxication. Poison frogs have a diverse arsenal of defensive alkaloids that target the nervous system. Among them is epibatidine, a nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) agonist that is lethal at microgram doses. Epibatidine shares a highly conserved binding site with acetylcholine, making it difficult to evolve resistance yet maintain nAChR function. Elec
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Observation of a large-scale anisotropy in the arrival directions of cosmic rays above 8 x 1018 eV Cosmic rays are atomic nuclei arriving from outer space that reach the highest energies observed in nature. Clues to their origin come from studying the distribution of their arrival directions. Using 3 x 10 4 cosmic rays with energies above 8 x 10 18 electron volts, recorded with the Pierre Auger Observatory from a total exposure of 76,800 km 2 sr year, we determined the existence of anisotropy
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Titanium isotopic evidence for felsic crust and plate tectonics 3.5 billion years ago Earth exhibits a dichotomy in elevation and chemical composition between the continents and ocean floor. Reconstructing when this dichotomy arose is important for understanding when plate tectonics started and how the supply of nutrients to the oceans changed through time. We measured the titanium isotopic composition of shales to constrain the chemical composition of the continental crust expose
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Angular momentum-induced delays in solid-state photoemission enhanced by intra-atomic interactions Attosecond time-resolved photoemission spectroscopy reveals that photoemission from solids is not yet fully understood. The relative emission delays between four photoemission channels measured for the van der Waals crystal tungsten diselenide (WSe 2 ) can only be explained by accounting for both propagation and intra-atomic delays. The intra-atomic delay depends on the angular momentum of the in
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The hidden simplicity of subduction megathrust earthquakes The largest observed earthquakes occur on subduction interfaces and frequently cause widespread damage and loss of life. Understanding the rupture behavior of megathrust events is crucial for earthquake rupture physics, as well as for earthquake early-warning systems. However, the large variability in behavior between individual events seemingly defies a description with a simple unifying model.
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The growth pattern of Neandertals, reconstructed from a juvenile skeleton from El Sidron (Spain) Ontogenetic studies help us understand the processes of evolutionary change. Previous studies on Neandertals have focused mainly on dental development and inferred an accelerated pace of general growth. We report on a juvenile partial skeleton (El Sidrón J1) preserving cranio-dental and postcranial remains. We used dental histology to estimate the age at death to be 7.7 years. Maturation of most
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Teaching personal initiative beats traditional training in boosting small business in West Africa Standard business training programs aim to boost the incomes of the millions of self-employed business owners in developing countries by teaching basic financial and marketing practices, yet the impacts of such programs are mixed. We tested whether a psychology-based personal initiative training approach, which teaches a proactive mindset and focuses on entrepreneurial behaviors, could have more
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Infants make more attempts to achieve a goal when they see adults persist Persistence, above and beyond IQ, is associated with long-term academic outcomes. To look at the effect of adult models on infants’ persistence, we conducted an experiment in which 15-month-olds were assigned to one of three conditions: an Effort condition in which they saw an adult try repeatedly, using various methods, to achieve each of two different goals; a No Effort condition in which the a
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PAF1 regulation of promoter-proximal pause release via enhancer activation Gene expression in metazoans is regulated by RNA polymerase II (Pol II) promoter-proximal pausing and its release. Previously, we showed that Pol II–associated factor 1 (PAF1) modulates the release of paused Pol II into productive elongation. Here, we found that PAF1 occupies transcriptional enhancers and restrains hyperactivation of a subset of these enhancers. Enhancer activation as the result
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Will the Splintering of France's National Front Help or Harm It? Marine Le Pen warned recently that big changes were coming to her far-right National Front (FN) party, but she didn’t say they would happen so soon. On Thursday, key aide and FN Vice President Florian Philippot announced his decision to leave the party, in a move he says was prompted by internal divisions. “They told me that I was the vice president of nothing,” Philippot told France 2 Thursday,
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Infants Can Learn the Value of Perseverance by Watching Adults There exists a seemingly infinite stream of self-help articles that advise parents on how to raise kids with grit—children who persevere in the face of challenges. The offered wisdom ranges from the generically obvious (Praise the process! Use positive words!) to the bizarrely specific (Create an obstacle course!). But perhaps the simplest way of instilling persistence in your kids is to persist
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Ultrahigh energy cosmic rays come from outside the Milky WayThe biggest cosmic ray haul ever points toward other galaxies as the source of the rays, not our own.
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Early trilobites had stomachs, new fossil study findsExceptionally preserved trilobite fossils from China, dating back to more than 500 million years ago, have revealed new insights into the extinct marine animal's digestive system. Published today in the journal PLOS ONE, the new study shows that at least two trilobite species evolved a stomach structure 20 million years earlier than previously thought.
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We must accelerate transitions for sustainability and climate change, experts sayWe must move faster towards a low-carbon world if we are to limit global warming to 2oC this century, experts have warned.
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Detecting cosmic rays from a galaxy far, far awayIn an article published today in the journal Science, the Pierre Auger Collaboration has definitively answered the question of whether cosmic particles from outside the Milky Way Galaxy. The article, titled "Observation of a large-scale anisotropy in the arrival directions of cosmicrays above 8 × 1018 eV", notes that studying the distribution of the cosmic ray arrival directions is the first step
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Why poison frogs don't poison themselvesDon't let their appearance fool you: Thimble-sized, dappled in cheerful colors and squishy, poison frogs in fact harbor some of the most potent neurotoxins we know. With a new paper published in the journal Science, scientists are a step closer to resolving a related head-scratcher—how do these frogs keep from poisoning themselves? And the answer has potential consequences for the fight against pa
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Physicists publish new findings on electron emissionEven more than 100 years after Einstein's explanation of photoemission the process of electron emission from a solid material upon illumination with light still poses challenging surprises. In the report now published in the journal Science ultrashort pulses of light were employed to start a race between electrons emitted from different initial states in a solid material. Timing this race reveals
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How Neanderthals Got Their Unusually Large BrainsNeanderthals had larger brains than modern humans, and a new study of a Neanderthal child's skeleton now suggests this is because their brains spent more time growing.
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Plate Tectonics May Have Begun a Billion Years After Earth's BirthThe differentiation of oceanic and continental crust could date back 3.5 billion years.
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Exquisite Skeleton of a Neanderthal Kid Offers Clues to Human Evolution The remarkably well-preserved skeleton of a seven-year-old Neanderthal boy. (Image: Paleoanthropology Group MNCN-CSIC) He was just seven-and-a-half when he died some 49,000 years ago, an otherwise healthy Neanderthal boy whose cause of death remains a mystery. An analysis of his well-preserved skeleton is providing new insights into how these extinct humans developed and matured, revealing an ext
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Highest-Energy Cosmic Radiation Comes From a Mysterious Source Beyond Our Galaxy Image: Steven Saffi Not to scare you, but you’re getting hit with radiation constantly. First, there’s just regular old light (yep, that’s a kind of radiation). Then there are low levels of higher energy radiation like the kind in nuclear reactors, including particles coming out of the soil and off of bananas. But the highest-energy radiation is the weirdest stuff. It’s literally out of this gala
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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Barely Understands What Makes Superhero Crossovers Great GIF Crossovers are a staple of comic fiction, whether that’s in the books themselves, in the movies, or even in the video game adaptations. At their best, they’re fannish delights, getting to hint at what it would be like for such disparate characters to really meet. At their worst, they’re squandered opportunities. The power of the crossover has been something that’s been understood in Capcom’s
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Why court ruling on ending life support is the right decisionIt is much kinder for all involved if someone kept alive in a vegetative state is allowed to die with only their doctor’s and family’s approval, not a judge’s say-so
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Using new study to back high-fat, low-carb diets is flawed logicFans of high-fat, low-carb diets grasped at a recent study to declare their fringe view proven. They were wrong, say Anthony Warner and Katie Heath
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Even jellyfish get sluggish if they don’t have enough sleepJellyfish show all the signs of going to sleep, even though they do not have brains – which were thought to be an essential requirement for slumber
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The Education of Brett the RobotA UC Berkeley robot named Brett is learning to interact with its world in a fascinating way.
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Galaxies Far, Far Away Send Us Highest-Energy Cosmic RaysA new study hints that the most energetic particles ever seen come from far beyond the Milky Way. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Exosomes are the missing link to insulin resistance in diabetesChronic tissue inflammation resulting from obesity is an underlying cause of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. But the mechanism by which this occurs has remained cloaked, until now. In a paper, published in the journal Cell, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers identified exosomes -- extremely small vesicles or sacs secreted from most cell types -- as the missin
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Why Mark Zuckerberg Is Headed to Court, Explained On or shortly after this Tuesday in Delaware’s Court of Chancery, the founder and CEO of Facebook will take the stand for the second time this year. Unlike the intellectual property case against Zenimax that forced Facebook to cough up $500 million , Mark Zuckerberg stands to lose some of the control he’s maintained over his his company over a suit pertaining to the bone-dry topic of stock restru
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Install OxyLED's Under-Cabinet Lighting Kit For Just $28 OxyLED Under-Cabinet Light Kit , $28 with code MI84FJ5G OxyLED is best known for its battery-powered light strips, but this discounted kit plugs into an AC outlet, and is designed specifically for under-cabinet installation . The kit comes with three foot-long LED light bars, plus three connecting cables. You can either plug the bars into each other to create a longer strip, or use the cables to
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Trump Turns the Screws on North Korea President Trump, days after threatening to “totally destroy North Korea” if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or its allies, announced fresh U.S. sanctions on Pyongyang, targeting “ individuals, companies, financial institutions that finance and facilitate trade with North Korea.” “North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile development is a grave threat to peace and security in our world, and it
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Don't want the new iPhone? Try these smartphone alternativesThree new versions of the iPhone have just been announced, and while they may be light years ahead of Apple's previous models, they may not be for everyone. Looking for a quality smartphone not made by the big A?
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Review: Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is the phone Note 7 users have been waiting forWe interrupt the iPhone mania of late to remind you there are other flagship phones on the market, including the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
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Oh Shit, People Actually Complimented Me On My Smart Ring All images: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo This past Sunday, the future touched my life in the form of a humble ring that logged my 5pm hangover nap. It’s not exactly a flying car or a meal that fits inside a pill, but dammit, I’ve been charmed by this little finger Fitbit. The Motiv Ring is an activity tracker that you wear on your finger. “I’m married to fitness!” my friend joked as she slid it onto he
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Mad Genius Builds a Drivable Hot Tub That Could Make Traffic Enjoyable GIF Colin Furze is back with another bizarre invention that will make you wonder why more mad scientists haven’t embraced YouTube yet. This time he’s turned a BMW E30 into a drivable hot tub , complete with a pair of leaf blowers used to generate bubbles, and a barbecue grill in the trunk . Not only did the BMW have to be properly sealed and waterproofed to hold water on the inside without it lea
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Study links juveniles' views of police with likelihood of aggressive behaviorAlthough many juvenile offenders report that they believe they have experienced police injustice, little has been known about how this perception of police injustice may impact future behavior.
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New Mergeable Nervous System Robots Can Share a Brain Scientists develop the first robots capable of merging into a single-minded unit. Read More
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Jellyfish Don't Have Brains, But They Do SleepFun fact: Melatonin works on jellyfish.
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Lady Gaga's Illness Is Not a Metaphor “Pain without a cause is pain we can’t trust,” the author Leslie Jamison wrote in 2014. “We assume it’s been chosen or fabricated.” Jamison’s essay “Grand Unified Theory of Female Pain” unpacked the suffering-woman archetype, which encompasses literature’s broken hearts (Anna Karenina, Miss Havisham) and society’s sad girls—the depressed, the anorexic, and in the 19th century, the tubercular. War
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Fast radio bursts may be firing off every secondWhen fast radio bursts, or FRBs, were first detected in 2001, astronomers had never seen anything like them before. Since then, astronomers have found a couple of dozen FRBs, but they still don't know what causes these rapid and powerful bursts of radio emission.
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Blood metal ion levels can identify hip replacement patients at low risk of ARMDPatients with 'metal on metal' artificial hips are at risk of complications caused by adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD). A study in the Sept. 20, 2017, issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery confirms that blood metal ion levels specific to the type of hip implant used can help predict patients who are at low risk of ARMD.
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IUPUI study links juveniles' views of police with likelihood of aggressive behaviorA new Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis study of juvenile offenders finds that when youth perceive police injustice, it affects not only how they view the justice system, but also their rates of aggression.
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Passwords to Over a Half Million Car Tracking Devices Leaked Online Photo: Getty We’ve seen a lot of data breaches this year: some big, some small, some that are dangerous, and some that are just embarrassing. But if we were to name one as the creepiest data breach of 2017, this leak of logins for car tracking devices might take the cake. The Kromtech Security Center recently found over half a million records belonging to SVR Tracking, a company that specializes
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En Route to Asteroid, NASA's OSIRIS-REx Mission Will Fly by EarthThe encounter will give the spacecraft a boost on its deep-space trip to fetch samples from Asteroid Bennu -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Er katte flydende? Hvorfor spilder vi mindre kaffe, når vi går baglæns? Videnskaben har svaretDe årlige hæderspriser til spøjs forskning fra videnskabens overdrev er uddelt. Det er ikke uinteressant – men konceptet synes at være ved at stivne og trænger til at blive rusket op.
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Mercedes-Benz to invest $1 billion in Alabama, add 600 jobsCarmaker Mercedes-Benz announced Thursday that it will invest $1 billion to set up electric vehicle production at its Tuscaloosa, Alabama plant and to build a battery factory nearby, moves it said would create 600 new jobs.
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Hack of US regulator a blow to confidence in financial systemThe hack disclosed at the US Securities and Exchange Commission deals a fresh blow to confidence in the security of the financial system weeks after news of a potentially catastrophic breach at a major US credit bureau.
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Billionaire gives $30M to Univ. of Arizona for Biosphere 2Texas billionaire Edward P. Bass is giving $30 million to the University of Arizona to support the Biosphere 2 research facility.
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Fossil-Footprint Thief Couldn't Outrun the LawA man who stole 10 fossil footprints from a dig site in Crete last week failed to hide his own tracks from the police, who apprehended him on Sept. 15.
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Study shows diet and exercise improve treatment outcomes for obese pediatric cancer patientsDiet and exercise may improve treatment outcomes in pediatric cancer patients, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital.
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Investigators may unlock mystery of how staph cells dodge the body's immune systemFor years, medical investigators have tried and failed to develop vaccines for a type of staph bacteria associated with the deadly superbug MRSA. But a new study by Cedars-Sinai investigators shows how staph cells evade the body's immune system, offering a clearer picture of how a successful vaccine would work.
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Caught napping: snoozing jellyfish prove a brain isn't necessary for sleep Scientists made the discovery by observing the primitive jellyfish Cassiopea, which has no central nervous system Snoozing jellyfish have confirmed that a brain is not necessary for sleep. Scientists made the discovery after observing a primitive jellyfish called Cassiopea that lives upside down on the sea floor and lacks any kind of central nervous system. Continue reading...
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Jellyfish caught snoozing give clues to origin of sleep The brainless marine creatures are the simplest organisms known to seek slumber. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22654
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New Climate Study Doesn't Contradict Global Warming, No Matter What Breitbart Says Image: Higgy/STFC/Flickr Creative Commons The science news media has a pretty simple job: Find facts, and report them. Typically, this entails reading a scientific study, talking to the study’s authors and outside experts, writing, and fact-checking the confusing bits with experts again. But sometimes, the narrative the media wants isn’t actually supported by the study, or the experts. Such is th
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How to Explore Otherworldly OceansThe tools we build to explore our deep oceans might one day explore ocean world across the solar system. A new observatory called ABISS that can transmit video and long-term chemical measurements at... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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These jellyfish don’t have brains, but still somehow seem to sleep Science Their strange ways could tell us about the evolution of snoozing. Upside-down jellyfish show sleep-like behavior, which might mean sleep doesn't require a central nervous system.
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Fed agency urging corporate cybersecurity upgrades is hackedThe federal agency responsible for ensuring that markets function as they should and for protecting investors was hacked last year and the intruders may have used the nonpublic information they obtained to profit illegally.
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Tesla denies claims that it tried to block unionizing effortTesla Inc. is denying claims that it threatened to fire pro-union workers at its Fremont, California, factory and tried to prevent them from passing out union literature.
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Scientists study wildlife rangers, what motivates them?Wildlife rangers are on the front lines protecting our most iconic species—tigers, elephants, gorillas and many others. But their challenges involve more than confrontations with wild animals and poachers.
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New analysis explains role of defects in metal oxidesAn MIT team has determined formulas to guide development of a promising new high-tech material, composed of insulating metal oxides known as alkaline-earth-metal binary oxides, that could lead to better computer memory chips, refrigeration systems, and other devices.
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Dino-killing asteroid's impact on bird evolutionHuman activities could change the pace of evolution, similar to what occurred 66 million years ago when a giant asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, leaving modern birds as their only descendants. That's one conclusion drawn by the authors of a new study published in Systematic Biology.
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NAM special publication on how health clinicians can counter opioid epidemicHalting the opioid epidemic requires aggressive action across multiple dimensions, including informed, active, and determined front-line leadership from health clinicians working in every setting throughout the nation, says a new National Academy of Medicine (NAM) special publication developed at the request of the National Governors Association to assist the nation's governors as they work with c
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DNA discovery could help shed light on rare childhood disorderFresh analysis of how our cells store and manage DNA when they undergo cell division could give valuable insights into a rare developmental condition known as Cornelia de Lange syndrome.
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Neuron types in brain are defined by gene activity shaping their communication patternsIn a major step forward, scientists at CSHLtoday publish a discovery about the molecular-genetic basis of neuronal cell types. Neurons are the basic building blocks that wire up brain circuits supporting mental activities and behavior. The study, which involves sophisticated computational analysis of the messages transcribed from genes that are active in a neuron, points to patterns of cell-to-cel
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Ancient human DNA in sub-Saharan Africa lifts veil on prehistoryThe first large-scale study of ancient human DNA from sub-Saharan Africa opens a long-awaited window into the identity of prehistoric populations in the region and how they moved around and replaced one another over the past 8,000 years.
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Excess dietary manganese promotes staph heart infectionToo much dietary manganese -- an essential trace mineral found in leafy green vegetables, fruits and nuts -- promotes infection of the heart by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. The findings, reported this week in Cell Host & Microbe, add to evidence that diet modifies risk for infection and suggest that people who have excess levels of tissue manganese, potentially from dietary supplements, ma
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Locking down the big bang of immune cellsScientists have found that ignored pieces of DNA play a critical role in the development of immune cells known as T cells. Such 'non-coding' DNA activates a change in the 3-D structure of DNA that brings together crucial elements necessary for T cell formation. This 'big bang' discovery may be unfolding throughout the animal and plant kingdoms as well as aid in combating diseases such as lymphoma
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Signs of sleep seen in jellyfishThe upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea demonstrates the three hallmarks of sleep and represents the first example of sleep in animals without a brain, HHMI researchers report.
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The surprising, ancient behavior of jellyfishThe discovery that primitive jellyfish sleep suggests that sleep is an ancient, evolutionarily conserved behavior.
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Green algae could hold clues for engineering faster-growing cropsTwo new Princeton-led studies provide a detailed look at an essential part of algae's growth machinery, with the eventual goal of applying this knowledge to improving the growth of crops.
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Scientists sequence asexual tiny worm -- whose lineage stretches back 18 million yearsA team of scientists has sequenced, for the first time, a tiny worm that belongs to a group of exclusively asexual species that originated approximately 18 million years ago--making it one of the oldest living lineages of asexual animals known.
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Gene immunotherapy protects against multiple sclerosis in miceA potent and long-lasting gene immunotherapy approach prevents and reverses symptoms of multiple sclerosis in mice, according to a study published Sept. 21 in the journal Molecular Therapy. The researchers used a viral vector to deliver a gene encoding a myelin sheath protein to the liver, thereby inducing robust and durable immune tolerance in mice by preventing T cells from attacking the myelin
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A rapid alternative to standard safety tests for lentiviral vectorsA new, publicly available test to assess the safety of cell therapy products altered by lentivirus generates results within a few hours, potentially hastening the pace at which viral immunotherapies move into clinical trial. Current assays required by the US Food and Drug Administration take about six weeks to complete. The rapid test, which does not have a significant risk of false positives, is
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Ancient DNA data fills in thousands of years of human prehistory in AfricaBy sequencing the ancient genomes of 15 individuals from different parts of Africa, researchers reporting in the journal Cell on Sept. 21 have reconstructed the prehistory of humans on the continent, going back thousands of years. The findings shed light on which human populations lived in eastern and southern Africa between 8,000 and 1,000 years ago, the researchers say.
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Your neurons register familiar faces, whether you notice them or notWhen people see an image of a person they recognize particular cells light up in the brain. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology have found that those cells light up even when a person sees a familiar face or object but fails to notice it. The only difference is that the neural activity is weaker and delayed in comparison to what happens when an observer consciously registers and can reca
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Rapid imaging of granular matterGranular systems such as gravel or powders can be found everywhere, but studying them is not easy. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now developed a method by which pictures of the inside of granular systems can be taken ten thousand times faster than before.
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Researchers demonstrate quantum teleportation of patterns of lightNature Communications today published research by a team comprising Scottish and South African researchers, demonstrating entanglement swapping and teleportation of orbital angular momentum 'patterns' of light. This is a crucial step towards realizing a quantum repeater for high-dimensional entangled states.
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Watch Sand Magically Flow Like a Liquid When Pumped Full of Air GIF The playground you frequented as a kid was probably blanketed in sand to help soften the impact every time you tumbled off the jungle gym. But did you know that something magical happens when you pump a pile of sand full of air? It suddenly enters a liquid-like state . The effect is known as fluidization , and it will happen with almost any fine powder or granular material when you introduce
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Trilobites: How Three Friends Proved That Jellyfish Can SleepWhat started as a midnight excursion of curious graduate students turned into a study with implications for basic questions about sleep.
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Matter: Clues to Africa’s Mysterious Past Found in Ancient SkeletonsAn analysis of DNA recovered from fossils thousands of years old hints at enormous migrations that shaped the continent.
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Biomaterial made of crabs could cut plastic pollution Researchers have created a new kind of biomaterial that could be used to replace plastic coatings in packaging of foods and other items, cutting down on pollution that results from its use and production. Completely compostable, the material—a polysaccharide polyelectrolyte complex—is comprised of nearly equal parts of treated cellulose pulp from wood or cotton, and chitosan, which is derived fro
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Ancient DNA sheds light on African historyDNA from ancient remains is used to reconstruct thousands of years of population history in Africa.
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Even Jellyfish Sleep When Ravi Nath asks people if jellyfish sleep, he finds that everyone thinks they know the answer. Roughly half say yes, and half say no. Some scientists assert that only mammals and birds could be said to truly sleep. Other people think that even plants have something akin to sleep. “Every person we’ve asked has an opinion,” Nath says. “Even a 10-year-old kid has a response.” Nath has an answer,
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Ancient human DNA in sub-Saharan Africa lifts veil on prehistoryThe first large-scale study of ancient human DNA from sub-Saharan Africa opens a long-awaited window into the identity of prehistoric populations in the region and how they moved around and replaced one another over the past 8,000 years.
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Study provides insights into how algae siphon carbon dioxide from the airTwo new studies of green algae—the scourge of swimming pool owners and freshwater ponds—have revealed new insights into how these organisms siphon carbon dioxide from the air for use in photosynthesis, a key factor in their ability to grow so quickly. Understanding this process may someday help researchers improve the growth rate of crops such as wheat and rice.
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Your Brain Sees Faces, Even When You Don'tCan you see something without really seeing it? Your brain can.
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Uber Is Getting A New Privacy Policy Photo: Getty Uber has rightfully taken heat for its past privacy overreaches: tracking riders after they get dropped off , tracking Lyft drivers , tracking and circumventing law enforcement , tracking critical journalists . Lots of tracking in situations where people expected not to be tracked! All that unanticipated tracking made a bunch of people mad at Uber, and Uber has been working to clean
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Binary Giant Black Holes Spotted at Galaxy's CoreThe objects are separated by less than one light year—the most compact pairing of supermassive black holes ever seen -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Latest health reform proposal jeopardizes care for us all as we ageThe Graham-Cassidy bill -- the newest proposal in a line of legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act -- will harm access to key health services for older Americans, families, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.
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Signs of sleep seen in jellyfishJellyfish snooze just like the rest of us. Like humans, mice, fish and flies, the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea exhibits the telltale signs of sleep, scientists report September 21, 2017 in the journal Current Biology. But unlike other animals that slumber, jellyfish don't have a central nervous system.
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Scientists sequence asexual tiny worm—whose lineage stretches back 18 million yearsA team of scientists has sequenced, for the first time, a tiny worm that belongs to a group of exclusively asexual species that originated approximately 18 million years ago—making it one of the oldest living lineages of asexual animals known. The work reveals how it has escaped the evolutionary dead end usually met by organisms that do not engage in sex.
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DNA discovery could help shed light on rare childhood disorderNew insights into how our cells store and manage DNA during cell division could help point towards the causes of a rare developmental condition.
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Thursday's Top Deals: Networking Blowout, Sony Sound Bar, Free Lyft Rides, and More Sony Sound Bar , TP-Link Gold Box , and USB-C Battery Pack , kick off today’s top deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals RAVPower USB-C Power Delivery Battery Pack , $56 with code KINJA058 There are only a handful of USB battery packs out there with USB-C Power Delivery, and this is the lowest price we’ve ever seen on one of them . Advertisement
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Ajit Pai’s plan to lower broadband standards is “crazy,” FCC Democrat says Enlarge / FCC members Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai at INTX: The Internet & Television Expo in Chicago, Illinois, US, on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg) The Federal Communications Commission chairman's proposal that could lower the country's broadband standard is "crazy" and does nothing to solve the United States' broadband accessibility problems, a Democratic FCC c
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The Unfulfilled Promise of Black Capitalism For generations, many black activists have looked at America’s financial system and said, thanks, but no thanks. As an alternative, they’ve promoted self-sufficiency—the creation of black wealth through black-owned banking and entrepreneurship, and patronage of black businesses. This idea resurfaces again and again, as it did recently in the #BankBlack movement and in Jay-Z’s “The Story of O.J.”:
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Facebook Will More Closely Monitor How It Makes Money In the last week, one of Facebook’s greatest business strengths became a source of tremendous embarrassment to the company. Its famed money-making engine—which ceaselessly converts user data and content into advertising dollars, all underpinned by algorithmic plumbing—was found to have some glaring issues. Specifically, as ProPublica revealed Thursday, advertisers could target self-described anti
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Not a Regular Cease-and-Desist, A Cool Cease-and-Desist Phrases that are not often used to describe a cease-and-desist letter: “the best,” “hilarious,” “cool,” “perfect,” “super classy.” And yet that is exactly the praise that Netflix’s lawyers received this week, from a variety of media outlets, for going about that most lawyerly of tasks: telling people they aren’t allowed to do a thing. In this case, the people were the Chicago residents Danny and
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Health center services at risk if Congress fails to renew fundingCommunity health centers all over the country could suffer catastrophic losses, resulting in site closures, job and economic losses, and a disruption in health care access for 9 million people.
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Researchers demonstrate quantum teleportation of patterns of lightNature Communications today published research by a team comprising Scottish and South African researchers, demonstrating entanglement swapping and teleportation of orbital angular momentum 'patterns' of light. This is a crucial step towards realizing a quantum repeater for high-dimensional entangled states.
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Rapid imaging of granular matterGranular systems such as gravel or powders can be found everywhere, but studying them is not easy. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now developed a method by which pictures of the inside of granular systems can be taken 10,000 times faster than before.
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WWF and UCF study wildlife rangers, what motivates them?Wildlife rangers are on the front lines protecting our most iconic species -- tigers, elephants, gorillas and many others. But their challenges involve more than confrontations with wild animals and poachers.
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Flu vaccine used in elderly may benefit middle-aged adults with chronic conditionsExpanding the high-dose influenza vaccine recommendation to include middle-aged adults with chronic health conditions may make economic sense and save lives. The findings may justify for clinical trials of the high-dose and new recombinant trivalent influenza vaccines in 50- to 64-year-old adults with chronic illnesses, such as heart or lung disease, diabetes, or cancer, to determine if they do pr
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Palau ocean sustainability linked to tourist consumption of reef fishReducing tourist consumption of reef fish is critical for Palau's ocean sustainability, finds a new Nippon Foundation-UBC Nereus Program study published today in Marine Policy. While climate change is expected to lead to sharp declines in Palau's reefs, the best tourism management strategy includes a more than 70 per cent reduction in reef fish consumption by visitors. These findings are highly re
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To save the planet, scientists figured out how to fix cow farts From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News The secret to climate-friendly cattle. An award-winning study explains how to breed cows that produce significantly less methane when they burp and fart.
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Dinosaurs that seemed veggie also ate the odd bit of shellfishMany dinosaurs are thought to have been exclusive plant-eaters, but their fossilised faeces suggest that some of these species also ate seafood
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How to Stop Hackers From Ransoming Your Mac or iPhone [Updated] Hackers are using Apple’s “Find My” service to remotely hold devices for ransom, reports MacRumors . Multiple people have tweeted about stolen accounts in the past week. Two-factor authentication does not prevent the hack. The “Find My” service is meant to help you recover your phone or computer if it’s lost or stolen. It also lets you remotely lock your device. This is supposed to deter theft, s
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The Lara Croft in the New 'Tomb Raider' Uncovers Treasure in DepthThe new 'Tomb Raider' movie seems to be following the 2013 game reboot, meaning it stars a Lara who's more human, more complex, and more powerful for it.
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The Monster Hurricanes of 2017The science behind the powerful storms that have thrashed the Caribbean and U.S. coasts -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Cities Sue Big Oil for Damages from Rising SeasOakland and San Francisco want oil companies to pay for climate change adaptation programs -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Speaker Line-Up Announced for Washington Ideas, September 26-28 in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. (September 21, 2017)—Next week, The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute will descend on D.C.’s Penn Quarter for Washington Ideas , the annual must-attend event bringing together leaders from all fields to talk about the most consequential issues and ideas of our time. More than a dozen events are being held September 26-28, and include interviews with the people shaping politics, bu
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Moving on upThe people of the Guna Yala archipelago, off the Panama coast, may be among the first island communities to leave their homes and move onshore.
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'What I saw'In this photo essay, photographer Clayton Conn shares his experience of the Mexico City earthquake.
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UK scientists edit DNA of human embryosUnderstanding the first moments of life could lead to better IVF and explain why women miscarry.
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Drug combination may improve impact of immunotherapy in head and neck cancerCheckpoint inhibitor-based immunotherapy has been shown to be very effective in recurrent and metastatic head and neck cancer but only in a minority of patients. University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers may have found a way to double down on immunotherapy's effectiveness.
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Mitochondria drive cell survival in times of needMcGill University researchers have discovered a mechanism through which mitochondria, the energy factory of our body's cells, play a role in preventing cells from dying when the cells are deprived of nutrients - a finding that points to a potential target for next-generation cancer drugs.
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Plant-eating dinosaurs 'strayed from veggie diet'The idea of plant-eating dinosaurs having a strict vegetarian diet is called into question.
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Mark Zuckerberg Is Still Pissed That We Know About His Army of Handlers Image: Getty Facebook founder and NASCAR enthusiast Mark Zuckerberg likes a lot of things. He likes Facebook. He likes being in charge of Facebook. He even likes talking about how much he likes being in charge of Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg does not, however, like it when reporters publish embarrassing but true details about how he runs his Facebook page. Zuckerberg revealed as much in a recent int
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Some of the Best Parts of Autonomous Vehicles Are Already HereConsumers waiting for driverless vehicles to improve road safety might be overlooking the boring near-term advances that could make a real difference -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The CCleaner Attack Was Worse Than We Knew Image Sources: Piriform, Pixabay When Avast announced that 2.27 million people had downloaded a malware-riddled copy of its performance optimization software CCleaner, it was initially believed that a second payload—that can control a system—was never delivered to victims. It’s now clear that wasn’t the case, and it appears the attackers may have been targeting tech firms for the purposes of indu
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The ATM at 50: How it's changed consumer behaviorAn automated teller machine. The cash machine. In Britain, a cashpoint. ATMs, known for spitting out $20 bills (and imposing fees if you pick the wrong one), turn 50 years old this year. They're ubiquitous—and possibly still a necessity, despite the big changes in how people pay for things.
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Mod that adds online play to Super Mario 64 draws Nintendo’s ire Enlarge / A shot from the trailer for Super Mario 64 Online , which has since been taken down from YouTube by a Nintendo DMCA request. Nintendo has issued a number of DMCA copyright takedown notices aimed at hindering a popular mod that adds online play to a PC-emulated version of Super Mario 64 , letting up to 24 players run around the game's world together as a number of different characters. R
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Smart staffers: Why educated areas are good for businessThe key to a thriving business may be the educational level of non-executive employees, according to new University of Georgia research.
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Hope to discover sure signs of life on Mars? New research says look for the element vanadiumThe search for biology on neighbor planet Mars won't play out like a Hollywood movie starring little green men. Rather, many scientists agree if there was life on the Red Planet, it probably will present itself as fossilized bacteria. To find it, astrobiologists likely will need to decode the chemical analysis of rock samples performed by a rover (like the one NASA plans to send to Mars in 2020).
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Surprising discovery—how the African tsetse fly really drinks your bloodResearchers at the University of Bristol have been taking a close-up look at the biting mouthparts of the African tsetse fly as part of ongoing work on the animal diseases it carries.
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Designing a Better Antarctic Base for Science Decades after the National Science Foundation took over the old McMurdo naval base in Antarctica, and five years after design work began, there are renderings of the plan for a new McMurdo. The OZ Architecture design will consolidate the current 105 buildings into six large, insulated, modern buildings. The new McMurdo is of this moment: It looks like an Apple Store. A rendering of the lecture ha
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Smart staffers: Why educated areas are good for businessThe key to a thriving business may be the educational level of non-executive employees, according to new University of Georgia research.
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Hope to discover sure signs of life on Mars? New research says look for the element vanadiumA new paper in the journal Astrobiology suggests NASA and others hunting for proof of Martian biology in the form of 'microfossils' could use the element vanadium in combination with Raman spectroscopy to confirm traces of extraterrestrial life.
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NASA sees large Tropical Storm Jose doing a 'sit and spin' off the Massachusetts coastTropical Storm Jose continued to spin south of Massachusetts when NASA's Aqua satellite flew overhead from space and captured an image of the large storm that hasn't moved much.
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Surprising discovery -- how the African tsetse fly really drinks your bloodResearchers at the University of Bristol have been taking a close-up look at the biting mouthparts of the African tsetse fly as part of ongoing work on the animal diseases it carries. Using the new high-powered scanning electron microscope in the University's Life Sciences Building, researchers from the Trypanosome Research Group were able to see the rows of sharp teeth and rasps that the fly uses
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Self-Driving Cars Will Kill People. Who Decides Who Dies?Opinion: The dawn of autonomous vehicles means we must solve the trolley problem.
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Sexual Competition among Ducks Wreaks Havoc on Penis SizeWhen forced to compete for mates, some birds develop longer penises and others almost nothing at all -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What intelligent machines can learn from a school of fish | Radhika NagpalScience fiction visions of the future show us AI built to replicate our way of thinking -- but what if we modeled it instead on the other kinds of intelligence found in nature? Robotics engineer Radhika Nagpal studies the collective intelligence displayed by insects and fish schools, seeking to understand their rules of engagement. In a visionary talk, she presents her work creating artificial col
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Atoms-thick semiconductor layers stick like Post-its Scientists have figured out how to make tiny individual films—each just a few atoms high—and stack them for use in new kinds of electronics. Over the past half-century, scientists have shaved silicon films down to just a wisp of atoms in pursuit of smaller, faster electronics. For the next set of breakthroughs, though, they’ll need new ways to build even tinier and more powerful devices. In a stu
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NASA sees large Tropical Storm Jose doing a 'sit and spin' off the Massachusetts coastTropical Storm Jose continued to spin south of Massachusetts when NASA's Aqua satellite flew overhead from space and captured an image of the large storm that hasn't moved much.
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New Ancient Sloth Discovered in Mexican SinkholeThe skeleton of a new ancient ground sloth, the size of a small bear, was discovered in a Mexican sinkhole.
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This Footage of a Drone Buzzing a Cargo Train Turned My Stomach Inside Out GIF Your childhood fantasies of soaring through the air like Iron Man or Superman will seem far less fantastic after this sobering first-person footage of a drone racing alongside a moving cargo train reveals just how terrifying (and slightly nauseating) it would be to actually fly. Pilot Paul Nurkkala is at the controls of this custom camera-equipped drone, showing off his mad flying skills as t
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New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning Even as machines known as “deep neural networks” have learned to converse, drive cars, beat video games and Go champions , dream, paint pictures and help make scientific discoveries, they have also confounded their human creators, who never expected so-called “deep-learning” algorithms to work so well. No underlying principle has guided the design of these learning systems, other than vague inspi
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Study links brain inflammation to suicidal thinking in depressionPatients with major depressive disorder (MDD) have increased brain levels of a marker of microglial activation, a sign of inflammation, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry by researchers at the University of Manchester. Dr. Talbot and colleagues found that the increase in the inflammatory marker was present specifically in patients with MDD who were experiencing suicidal thoughts, pi
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Enkel og effektiv griber har godt fat i markedetOn Robot følger trenden for robot-virksomheder fra Odense: Robotter skal være samarbejdende, billige og nemme at installere.
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Mapping firefly genomes is beautiful work Scientists are working to map the genome of fireflies, research which could lead to medical applications like lighting up cancer cells. Fireflies “are one of those iconic species that everyone can recognize and that are really special to a lot of people.” Fireflies have long inspired wonder. Their flashbulbs of light blink in warm backyards as long summer days turn to night. But their presence is
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Teen Dies from 'Rapunzel Syndrome': Why Do People Eat Their Hair?A 16-year-old girl in England died from an extremely rare condition called Rapunzel syndrome, according to news reports.
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Lidar tells distance, radar tells velocity, this new sensor aims to do both Enlarge / A new startup aims to make conventional lidars, like the two shown here, obsolete. (credit: Wired ) Silicon Valley is crawling with startups looking for a piece of the emerging self-driving car business. One of those startups, Aeva, just came out of stealth mode with a big write-up in The New York Times . Its breakthrough: building a single sensor that can determine both the position an
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Razer Is Making a Mobile Gaming Device, For Real This Time This is Razer’s Project Fiona concept from back in 2012. Doesn’t it remind you of something Nintendo released earlier this year? (Image: Razer) Is it a phone? Or maybe a tablet with removable gamepads kind of like a Nintendo Switch? No one reallys knows, but Razer has been rumored to be working on a mobile gaming gaming device for quite some time now, and according to a new interview between CNBC
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Women need better advice about financial risk Women are, on average, less tolerant of risk in their financial decisions but not because men and women think about investment risk differently. Rather, researchers find, income uncertainty affects men and women differently. The gender gap is a concern because investors with low levels of risk tolerance might have greater difficulty reaching their financial goals and building adequate retirement
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NASA’s Osiris-Rex Spacecraft Is Headed for a Flyby With EarthThe spacecraft will make a flyby of Earth on Friday, using the planet’s gravity to steer it toward Bennu, an asteroid it will visit next year.
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Pelvic Floor Society statement -- use of mesh surgeries for constipation & rectal prolapseIn light of ongoing concerns by the media and the public surrounding the use of mesh in women with pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence, the Pelvic Floor Society has issued a consensus statement addressing the use of mesh for the treatment of constipation and rectal prolapse (via a surgical procedure called ventral mesh rectopexy, or VMR).
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New study on reasons for low rates of blood glucose monitoring in type 2 diabetes in ChinaResearchers in China who assessed self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) behavior among nearly 19,000 patients with type 2 diabetes treated with oral medications reported very low SMBG rates both before and after the patients began treatment with basal insulin, although the data showed an increase in mean SMBG frequency after six months and the percentage of patients who never monitored their blo
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Scientists and farmers work together to wipe out African lovegrassA partnership between QUT, the NSW Government and farmers could lead to the eventual eradication of the highly invasive African lovegrass threatening pastures and native grasslands Australia-wide.What they discovered is that local knowledge is the key to a successful management approach.
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Application of air-sensitive semiconductors in nanoelectronicsScientists from Russia, Germany, and Venezuela investigated the evolution of the 2-D semiconductor GaSe exposed to air. They revealed that GaSe properties could be exploited in nanoelectronics when manufactured in a vacuum or inert atmosphere. This research opens up new prospects for the technological application of this promising 2-D material.
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Better rechargeable batteries coming soon?Novel lithium electrodes coated with indium could be the basis for more powerful, longer-lasting, rechargeable batteries. The coating hinders undesirable side-reactions between the electrode and electrolyte, provide a more uniform deposition of lithium when charging, and augments storage in the lithium anode via alloying reactions between lithium and indium, as reported by American scientists in t
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Cannabis, 'Spice' -- better think twiceMarijuana is the most commonly abused drug in the world, and the advent of synthetic cannabinoids creates additional challenges to the society because of their higher potency and ability to escape drug detection screenings. Scientists from Japanese sleep institute have a warning for the society about a danger coming from cannabinoid abuse.
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Rapid hepatitis C testing may help better screen young adultsRoutine and rapid hepatitis C virus testing among young adults who use injection drugs improves life expectancy and may provide a good use of limited resources, according to new research out of Boston Medical Center, in partnership with the Boston Public Health Commission. The findings are published online ahead of print in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.
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Broad swath of US deemed environmentally suitable for mosquitoes that transmit diseaseThree-quarters of counties in the contiguous United States present suitable environmental conditions for at least part of the year for either Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquitoes to survive if introduced, according to researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The two mosquito species can transmit viruses that cause Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever.
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Africa poaching now a war, task force warnsThe fight against poaching must be treated as a war, Africa's leading anti-poaching coalition said Thursday, as it called for the illicit wildlife trade to be monitored like global conflicts.
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World's cereal production headed for a record in 2017: FAOThe world's cereal production is headed for a bumper 2017, with total output on track for a record, the United Nation's food agency said Thursday.
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Amazon reviewing its site after bomb-making materials reportAmazon says it is reviewing its website after a British TV report said that the online retailer recommended purchasing ingredients together that could make a bomb.
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StoryCorps' Thanksgiving Listen asks kids to record eldersStoryCorps is hoping people give their social media apps a break for a few minutes this Thanksgiving and instead use one designed for listening.
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Baidu announces $1.5 bln fund for autonomous drivingChinese internet giant Baidu on Thursday announced a $1.5 billion investment in autonomous driving projects over the next three years, as it seeks to diversify its portfolio and compete with rivals such as Google.
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Review: iTunes video upgrade makes the new Apple TV worth itIt might seem odd to review the new Apple TV streaming device—one specifically designed to display super-sharp video known as 4K—without actually owning a 4K TV.
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Dutch appeals court upholds ban on former Dutch Uber serviceAn appeals court has upheld the Dutch government's ban on a former Uber ride-hailing service in the Netherlands.
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Leaders to tech firms at UN: Remove terror posts in 2 hoursThe leaders of Britain, France and Italy are setting an ambitious goal for tech companies to tackle online posts that promote terrorism: Take them down within an hour or two.
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Changing of the guard—research sheds light on how plants breatheNew research is set to change the textbook understanding of how plants breathe.
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This Is One of the Strangest Objects Ever Discovered in the Solar System GIF Image: NASA, ESA, and J. Agarwal (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research) Is it an asteroid? A comet? Both? Observations by the Hubble Space Telescope are revealing new details about a strange binary asteroid that’s performing double-duty as a comet. It’s the first time scientists have ever seen such a thing. Back in 2006, Spacewatch discovered an asteroid named 300163 (2006 VW139). A
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Here's the Best Price Ever on a Battery Pack With USB-C Power Delivery [Exclusive] RAVPower USB-C Power Delivery Battery Pack , $56 with code KINJA058 There are only a handful of USB battery packs out there with USB-C Power Delivery, and this is the lowest price we’ve ever seen on one of them . $56 gets you RAVPower’s 26,800mAh battery pack , complete with a 30W USB-C port that can power a MacBook or Nintendo Switch at basically full speed, plus two regular USB ports as well. W
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What Can You Do for a Fatty Liver?Fatty liver disease can be a warning sign of bigger troubles ahead. Fortunately, it’s something that can be turned around with diet and lifestyle changes. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Kunst i den virtuelle virkelighed gør dig svimmelGennembruddet for virtual reality som medie lader vente på sig. Men allerede nu kan du gå ud og opleve teknologien i danske teaterstykker og kunstudstillinger.
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Researchers discover new cattle disease and prevent it from spreadingFollowing genetic studies of deformed calves research conducted at the University of Copenhagen is able to uncover a hitherto unknown disease found among Holstein cattle. The breeding bull from which the mutation and thus the deformation originate has now been put down to prevent the disease from spreading further.
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Researchers find recipe for forest restorationThe good news: Recognizing the incredible value of forests in providing habitat, storing carbon dioxide, purifying water and more, people around the world are working to restore forests destroyed in the past by human activities such as logging and farming. The bad news: In some places, it's practically impossible.
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Obese dogs helped by 'effective' weight loss trialsOn average overweight dogs lose an average of 11% of their bodyweight when enrolled on a weight loss trial according to researchers who have conducted the largest international multi-centre weight study.
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Heat-loving Australian ants believe in diversity, hint 74 species new to scienceThe 'furnace ants' or 'honeypot ants' present a very large genus of ants, Melophorus, confined to Australia. Long believed to be megadiverse, some scientists have even suggested that the group may contain 'well over 1000 species'. However, to this point, only 32 species and subspecies had been described.
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Fossilized poo reveals that vegetarian dinosaurs had a taste for crabs Ancient crustaceans in dino dung from Utah illuminate herbivores’ broad diet. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22649
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Are We About To See A Black Hole? A project called the Event Horizon Telescope is analyzing data taken earlier this year using interferometry — and we may be remarkably close to "seeing" a black hole, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. (Image credit: J.A. Biretta, Hubble Heritage Team/NASA)
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Researchers design robots to assist with disaster reliefCities and towns all across the globe are reeling from a spate of hurricanes, earthquakes, and typhoons. Human safety is the most immediate concern. But damage assessment is important too.
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Praktiserende lægers holdning til hjemmebesøg afgør kræftpatienters mulighed for at dø hjemmeKæmpe forskel i praktiserende lægers villighed til at tage på hjemmebesøg har betydning for, om kræftsyge får opfyldt ønske at dø i eget hjem
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Ny behandling af prostatakræft i tidlige stadier på vej mod godkendelse Lægemidlet Tookad kan blive et alternativ til aktiv overvågning af tidlige stadier af prostatakræft. Dansk ekspert er skeptisk over for værdien af den nye behandling.
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Medicinrådet godkender første biosimilære kræftmiddelMedicinrådet siger god for biosimilært rituximab til behandling af non-Hodgkin lymfom, hvilket giver Amgros mulighed for at gennemføre udbud til værdi af 200 mio. kr.
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Dinosaur Poop Shows Presumed Vegetarians Also Ate Meat Dinosaur Poop Shows Presumed Vegetarians Also Ate Meat Fossilized duck-billed dino droppings from Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument are full of rotten wood and crustaceans. Dark-crustacean-shell-fragment-embedded-in-coprolite.jpg This coprolite, collected in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, contains a crustacean shell fragment. Image credits: Courtesy of Karen Chin Creature
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Researchers set time limit for ultrafast perovskite solar cellsResearchers have quantified the astonishingly high speeds at which future solar cells would have to operate in order to stretch what are presently seen as natural limits on their energy conversion efficiency.
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Five ways ancient India changed the world – with mathsIt should come as no surprise that the first recorded use of the number zero, recently discovered to be made as early as the 3rd or 4th century, happened in India. Mathematics on the Indian subcontinent has a rich history going back over 3,000 years and thrived for centuries before similar advances were made in Europe, with its influence meanwhile spreading to China and the Middle East.
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What a lake's colour can tell about its conditionWith the help of satellite observations from 188 lakes worldwide, scientists at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) have shown that the warming of large lakes amplifies their colour. Lakes which are green due to their high phytoplankton content tend to become greener in warm years as phytoplankton content increases. Clear, blue lakes with little phytoplankton, on
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New findings on the biomechanics and evolution of suction traps in carnivorous bladderwortsBladderworts (Utricularia spp. Lentibulariaceae) are plants with many superlatives: They belong to the most recently evolved and also the largest genus of carnivorous flowering plants, encompassing more than 240 species. They have one of the smallest genomes known in flowering plants, have the fastest traps, are completely rootless, are distributed almost worldwide, and possess a great variety of
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Solar eruption 'photobombed' Mars encounter with Comet Siding SpringWhen Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) passed just 140,000 kilometres from Mars on 19th October 2014, depositing a large amount of debris in the martian atmosphere, space agencies coordinated multiple spacecraft to witness the largest meteor shower in recorded history. It was a rare opportunity, as this kind of planetary event occurs only once every 100,000 years. However, scientists analysing the d
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Whole food diet may help prevent colon cancer, other chronic conditionsA diet that includes plenty of colorful vegetables and fruits may contain compounds that can stop colon cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases in pigs, according to an international team of researchers. Understanding how these compounds work on a molecular level could be an initial step toward finding treatments for people with cancer, they added.
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Researchers discover new cattle disease and prevent it from spreadingFollowing genetic studies of deformed calves research conducted at the University of Copenhagen is able to uncover a hitherto unknown disease found among Holstein cattle. The breeding bull from which the mutation and thus the deformation originate has now been put down to prevent the disease from spreading further.
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Changing of the guard -- research sheds light on how plants breatheNew research is set to change the textbook understanding of how plants breathe.
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Production of key diabetes cells can be improvedIn the future diabetics might benefit from getting insulin-regulating beta cells transplanted into their body because their own beta cells are destroyed or less functional. However, according to new stem cell research at the University of Copenhagen, the current way of producing beta cells from stem cells has significant shortfalls. The beta cells produced have some features resembling alpha cells
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UMN researchers find recipe for forest restorationA new study led by graduate student Leland Werden and associate professor Jennifer Powers of the University of Minnesota College of Biological Sciences has uncovered some valuable information on ways to maximize the success of replanting efforts, bringing new hope for restoring these threatened ecosystems.
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Penn first in world to treat patient with new radiation technologyDoctors at Penn Medicine have become the first in the world to treat a patient with a new treatment platform designed to streamline the way therapeutic radiation is delivered to cancer patients.
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Lightning-fast trappersNew findings on the biomechanics and evolution of suction traps in carnivorous bladderworts.
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'Vegetarian' Dinos Made Exception for Shellfish, Poop Study ShowsCertain giant, herbivorous dinosaurs didn't eat just plants — they also chowed down on rotten logs harboring shellfish, a new study finds.
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Daredevil Finds a Way to Make White Water Rafting Even More Dangerous GIF White water rapids are Mother Nature’s way of telling humans to find another route to their destination. Even with proper safety gear like a helmet and life jacket, navigating tumultuous currents like this is a risky thrill. But it gets exponentially more dangerous when you stack six rafts atop each other and attempt to shoot the rapids. GIF Using custom nine-foot long oar extensions, profess
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What the Waiting List for Legal Residency Actually Looks Like During debates over immigration in the United States, a figurative line of immigrants waiting to obtain legal status is often invoked. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach referenced this imaginary queue in his defense of President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program earlier this month. “I would suggest [to DACA recipients]: Go home and get in line, come in
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“Comic-Con” trademark may have to activate superpowers to survive attack Enlarge / San Diego Comic-Con prepares for IP "genericide" warfare. (credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images) The future survival of the trademarked term "Comic-Con" is at stake. The trademark is facing its potential doom because of the legal fallout from the producers of the San Diego Comic-Con flexing their IP muscles. They sued a competing "Comic-Con" convention for using the unhyphenated form of
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Gravitational waves may oscillate, just like neutrinos(Phys.org)—Using data from the first-ever gravitational waves detected last year, along with a theoretical analysis, physicists have shown that gravitational waves may oscillate between two different forms called "g" and "f"-type gravitational waves. The physicists explain that this phenomenon is analogous to the way that neutrinos oscillate between three distinct flavors—electron, muon, and tau.
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Trump Has Filled, Not Drained, the Swamp There is no campaign promise that Donald Trump has failed to honor more flagrantly than his oft repeated pledge to “drain the swamp” in Washington, D.C. He has violated the letter of his promise and trampled all over its spirit. His supporters ought to be furious. But few perceive the scale of his betrayal or its brazenness. Are they skeptics of the Russia investigation? Forget the Russia investi
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Battle of the Sexes Is a Breezy Crowd-Pleaser The most significant conflict in Battle of the Sexes isn’t the much hyped exhibition tennis game between the legendary athletes Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) and Billie Jean King (Emma Stone)—the real-life 1973 match that’s the ostensible subject of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris’s new film. More gripping is the struggle that plays out in the background of the famous match, one that built the fou
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Scientists get a nanoscale look at corrosion in real time A new device has given scientists a nanoscale glimpse of crevice and pitting corrosion as it happens. Corrosion affects almost everything made of metal—cars, boats, underground pipes, and even the fillings in your teeth. “Corrosion has been a major problem for a very long time.” It carries a steep price tag—trillions of dollars annually—not mention, the potential safety, environmental, and health
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Researchers set time limit for ultrafast perovskite solar cellsResearchers have quantified the astonishingly high speeds at which future solar cells would have to operate in order to stretch what are presently seen as natural limits on their energy conversion efficiency.
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Obese dogs helped by 'effective' weight loss trialsOn average overweight dogs lose an average of 11 percent of their body weight when enrolled on a weight loss trial according to researchers who have conducted the largest international multi-center weight study.
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Football helmet smartfoam signals potential concussions in real timeWhile football-related concussions have been top of mind in recent years, people have struggled to create technology to accurately measure them in real time.BYU mechanical engineering Ph.D. student Jake Merrell and a team of researchers across three BYU departments have developed and tested a nano composite smartfoam that can be placed inside a football helmet (and pads) to more accurately test th
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How the views of liberals evolved from the 19th century to the present dayScientists from the RUDN University have analyzed historical sources and revealed the foreign policy views of Russian liberals from the 1850s to the early 1890s. The researchers came to the conclusion that the views of modern liberals have nothing to do with the views of their predecessors. The study is published in The International History Review.
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Big herbivorous dinosaurs ate crustaceans as a side dish, says CU Boulder studySome big plant-eating dinosaurs roaming present-day Utah some 75 million years ago were slurping up crustaceans on the side, a behavior that may have been tied to reproductive activities, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.
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Naked molecules dancing in liquid become visibleIBS scientists visualize unstained chains of atoms, called polymers, moving inside tiny graphene pockets under electron microscopes.
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SF kalder sundhedsministeren i samråd om kolde hænder Sundhedsministeren skal forklare, hvorfor der er kommet flere og flere administrative medarbejdere i regionerne.
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Ændringer på KU’s lægeuddannelse skal ruste studerende til fremtidens sundhedsvæsenLægestuderende på Københavns Universitet får nu mulighed for selv at vælge, hvad deres femte semester skal bestå af. Det sker for at ruste dem til fremtidens sundhedsvæsen.
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Hovedstaden etablerer nyt bosted for svært psykisk syge uden ekstra sikkerhedstiltag Region Hovedstaden udpeger matrikel i Frederikssund med som nyt bosted for udadreagerende svært psykisk syge borgere. Sikkerheden vurderes til ikke at udgøre en risiko.
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Is the Milky Way actually kind of weird? The most-studied galaxy in the universe—the Milky Way— might not be as typical as previously thought, according to a new study of its “siblings.” The Milky Way, home to Earth and its solar system, is host to several dozen smaller galaxy satellites that orbit around it and could be useful in understanding the Milky Way itself, researchers say. Early results from the Satellites Around Galactic Anal
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Scientists Have Built a Shark-Sucking Robot That Is Hideous and Cool
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Prepping for Alien Oceans, NASA Goes DeepDeep-sea observatory tests technologies for eventual exploration of Europa or other icy moons -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Another lost tribe feared massacred – how can we save the rest?Should we leave uncontacted tribes alone or try to usher them into the modern world to protect them from violence and disease, wonders Curtis Abraham
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Tests find dangerous lead levels in sindoor Sindoor, a cosmetic powder used in Hindu religious and cultural ceremonies and available for sale in the US, has unsafe levels of lead, research finds. Researchers report that 83 percent of the samples collected from the US in New Jersey and 78 percent collected from India had at least 1.0 microgram of lead per gram of cosmetic powder. “We should be screening children from the South Asian communi
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When media sceptics misrepresent our climate research we must speak out Our climate paper underlined that strong action towards the 1.5C Paris goal is perhaps more valid than ever, but reading some of the media coverage you might think the opposite was true On Monday, we published a paper in the scientific journal Nature Geoscience that re-evaluated how much carbon dioxide we can still afford , collectively, to emit into the atmosphere and still retain some hope of a
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More Rumors of a Surprising DC Hero's Presence in The Flash Movie Shazam audition tapes could tease the movie’s villain. Yet another member of the Marvel family has been confirmed for Infinity War and Avengers 4 . The Joker origin movie is close to taking a big step forward. Plus, new looks at the returns of Gotham and The Walking Dead and new footage from Zoo ’s season finale. Spoilers now! Deeper Gal Gadot is in talks to join Bradley Cooper in Max Landis’s De
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You Should See 'mother!' This Weekend (Even If You'll Hate It)It's the most argued-about movie of the year, by far. Here's why it's worth your time.
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Starting to Study Physics? Watch Out for These Common MistakesHere are the some of the biggest ideas that cause trouble for the first semester of physics.
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Enzymer klipper hul i biofilmen, så bakterierne kan udryddesIndkapslede bakterier som f.eks. listeria er et stort problem i fødevareindustrien. En ny rensemetode baseret på enzymer kan få bugt med de farlige bakterier.
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Big herbivorous dinosaurs ate crustaceans as a side dishSome big plant-eating dinosaurs roaming present-day Utah some 75 million years ago were slurping up crustaceans on the side, a behavior that may have been tied to reproductive activities, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.
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Shellfish Surprise: Common 'Herbivore' Dinosaur Found To Snack OnCrustaceans "I immediately said, 'Oh, no, no, it can't be crustaceans.' That was my knee jerk reaction," a paleontologist said. The prehistoric snacking was likely intentional and linked to mating behaviors. (Image credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Heat-loving Australian ants believe in diversity, hint 74 species new to scienceA genus of Australian ants, many of whose members prefer to forage in blistering temperatures of up to 50°C (122°F), is revised to include 74 new species. The ants include seed-eaters, ant and termite raiders, 'honeypot ants' that store nectar and honeydew, and numerous others whose biology is not yet understood. Some are bizarre: one species has eyes like inverted ice-cream cones. The revision is
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Going diving in the tropics? Don't eat the reef fish!Reducing tourist consumption of reef fish is critical for Palau's ocean sustainability, finds a new UBC study that suggests other small island nations might also consider adopting this strategy.
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Scientists from the RUDN University will make computer networks more robustThe scientists from the Center for Applied Probabilistic Analysis of the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Telecommunications of the RUDN University have used a new mathematical model to find out why telecommunication systems and electronic equipment that handles numerous client requests break down. The results of the study were published in the Applied Mathematics and Computation journal.
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Steering the immune defense against fungal pathogensFungal infections represent an increasing health crisis, especially for immune-deficient patients. American scientists now report in the journal Angewandte Chemie that specific help could be provided by small-molecule immunotherapeutics with novel mechanism of action. They developed small bifunctional molecules that simultaneously bind both chitin, a specific feature of the fungal cell wall and a
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Shhhh! Some plant-eating dinos snacked on crunchy crittersScientists studying dinosaur poop found that some duck-billed dinos cheated on their vegetarian diets by snacking on crustaceans.
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Doctors: No It used to be that when a doctor gave a confident recommendation, patients trusted it. A skeptical person might seek a second opinion, or a third. When they all agreed, the best course seemed clear. Today, America’s major physician organizations are recommending something, strongly and in unison: The latest health-care bill, known as Graham-Cassidy, would do harm to the country and should be defe
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If you feel better, should you stop taking your antibiotics?A recent paper suggests that patients would be better off stopping antibiotics when they feel better, instead of completing the entire amount prescribed. Could this approach reduce antibiotic overuse and the risk of widespread resistance?
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The relationship between drought and famine—lessons from the Horn of AfricaCountries in the Horn of Africa – particularly Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya – are suffering from severe drought due to historically low rainfall and high temperatures.
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Dating apps make men unhappy and provide a platform for racismAs the dating app Tinder turns five, new research shows men who regularly use the app have more body image concerns and lower self-esteem.
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Cnidarians remotely control bacteriaIn modern life sciences, a paradigm shift is becoming increasingly evident: life forms are no longer considered to be self-contained units, but instead highly-complex and functionally-interdependent communities of organisms. The exploration of the close links between multi-cellular and especially bacterial life will, in future, be the key to a better understanding of life processes as a whole, and
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Do we read differently on paper than on a screen?On a global scale, we are reading like never before and are spending more and more time glued to a screen. In fact, we read digital media every single day, whether it is on Facebook or in discussion forums. In total, there are more than 180 researchers from 33 different countries participating in the COST-initiated research network E-READ, reading in an age of digital transformation. This network
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Tracking driftwood gives researchers insight into past Arctic Ocean changesWood from trees that fell into Arctic-draining rivers thousands of years ago is giving scientists a detailed look at how Arctic Ocean circulation has changed over the past 12,000 years.
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Google’s $1.1 Billion Slice of HTC Is a Push to Make Money Out of AI
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Report: Tesla snubbing Nvidia, developing its own self-driving chip Enlarge / Tesla CEO Elon Musk. (credit: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) Tesla is working on custom silicon for its self-driving software in partnership with AMD, CNBC reported Wednesday. "The carmaker has received back samples of the first implementation of its processor and is now running tests on it," a source told CNBC. Shares of AMD soared more than six percent on Wednesday after ne
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New gravitational wave data analysis now underwayPenn State LIGO physicists are members of the LIGO-Virgo collaboration to detect and characterize gravitational waves. The collaboration now is completing a very exciting Second Observing Run that is drawing to a close on August 25, 2017.
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The birdlife of an unforgiving paradiseWhen ECU wildlife ecologist Dr Rob Davis describes surveying birdlife on the island of New Britain as the hardest field work he's ever done, he's not exaggerating.
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Study of fossil remains on Sumba island reveals unique creature history(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from the U.K., Indonesia and Australia has found fossil evidence of several unique creatures that once lived on the Indonesian island of Sumba. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes their expeditions to the remote island, the fossils they found and their theories regarding the evolutionary history of the Wallacean archi
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Lockheed Martin Destroys Drones in Latest Laser Weapons Demo GIF Lasers are the future of war. And if this new video by defense company Lockheed Martin is any indication, that future is pretty damn close. Lockheed released a video showing off its latest tests of the 30-kilowatt class ATHENA (Advanced Test High Energy Asset) laser weapons system at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico from last month. The ground-based ATHENA system is still considere
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Image of the Day: 100-Million-Year-Old FlowerScientists think dinosaurs brushed these ancient flowers into pools of tree resin, creating fossils preserved in amber.
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Review of historic stock routes may put rare stretches of native plants and animals at riskSince the 19th century, Australian drovers have moved their livestock along networks of stock routes. Often following traditional Indigenous pathways, these corridors and stepping-stones of remnant vegetation cross the heavily cleared wheat and sheep belt in central New South Wales.
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Too much sun is no good—for people or plantsPeople avoid sunburn by applying sunscreen. But how do plants avoid getting burnt?
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United Kingdom sees dip in European research applications after Brexit vote But overall data don't show a big impact on UK's involvement with European science. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22624
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They're coming for our jobs, but can giant fighting robots save TV?Robots fighting for human entertainment may sound like something out of science fiction - and there is no shortage of movies such as Transformers and Pacific Rim in which fighting robots are the focus. But robots could soon be moving from the big to the small screen, particularly in sports broadcasting.
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In the Caribbean, colonialism and inequality mean hurricanes hit harderHurricane Maria, the 15th tropical depression this season, is now battering the Caribbean, just two weeks after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc in the region.
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Scientists investigate how oil affects smallest organisms in Antarctic watersNew research by a Florida State University scientist has examined how oil and other hydrocarbons in Antarctica affect miniature organisms called meiofauna that slip through the sediment widely unnoticed to the casual observer.
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Turning the evolutionary clock back on a light-sensitive proteinWe are inching closer to using light to help cure diseases. The key is harnessing the power of proteins that are sensitive to light.
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Intense storms provide the first test of powerful new hurricane forecast toolsFrom Harvey to Maria, this year’s powerful hurricanes are giving scientists’ latest forecasting tools a trial by fire.
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Going diving in the tropics? Don't eat the reef fish!Reducing tourist consumption of reef fish is critical for Palau's ocean sustainability, finds a new UBC study that suggests other small island nations might also consider adopting this strategy.
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Seniorforsker: Mest ansvarligt at vente med deponering af dansk atomaffaldModsat global opvarmning er deponering af atomaffaldet noget, vi med fordel kan vente med at tage beslutning om. Der er for meget, vi endnu ikke ved.
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Markers for severe M.S. could lead to new treatments Scientists have found that two cytokines—molecules involved in cell communication and movement—may serve as markers for progressive multiple sclerosis, the most severe form of the disease. …a simple genetic test could be used to identify MS patients at risk of developing the more severe form of the disease. The findings point the way toward developing a novel treatment to prevent progressive form
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Is there a way to be productive while I sleep? Technology And other amazing stuff we wish someone would invent. It would be the ultimate life hack: instead of wasting one third of your days staring at the back of your eyelids, make use of those lost hours.
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No, a standing desk isn't as unhealthy as smoking Does a new study really claim that standing at work is as unhealthy as a cigarette a day? Closer inspection suggests probably not A headline in the Independent today has proclaimed that standing at work is “as unhealthy as a cigarette a day”, citing a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Illustrated with a picture of a woman bent over her standing desk clutching at her bac
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Amazing diversity of species reported on Solent oyster restoration projectA surprising diversity of species including seahorses and critically endangered eels have been reported in the Solent.
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For the best aerosol data, ARM embraces harmonyHarmony is a state of accord and cooperation.
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Multiscale simulations help predict unruly plasma behaviorDecades of fusion research have brought many advances in our understanding of the physics of plasma, the hot ionized gas at the heart of a fusion reactor. While many questions are being answered, important challenges remain.
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Nothing matters: how the invention of zero helped create modern mathematicsA small dot on an old piece of birch bark marks one of the biggest events in the history of mathematics. The bark is actually part of an ancient Indian mathematical document known as the Bakhshali manuscript. And the dot is the first known recorded use of the number zero. What's more, researchers from the University of Oxford recently discovered the document is 500 years older than was previously
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Extinct Big-Mouthed Frogs May Have Dined on DinosHorned frogs' powerful bites hint that an extinct, ancient relative may have packed even more of a mouthy wallop.
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WWI German U-Boat Found Nearly Intact Off Belgium CoastMarine archaeologists have uncovered the wreck of a World War I German U-Boat off the coast of Belgium, thanks to a sharp-eyed reanalysis of sonar scans from an undersea survey that was carried out several years ago.
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Stingray surveillance ends with cop shooter getting 33 years in prison Enlarge (credit: Daniel Arauz ) Last month, a federal judge in Oakland, California, ruled that police must generally have a warrant before they use a cell-site simulator to locate a criminal suspect. However, the same judge also ruled that, in this particular case, a warrant was not needed, and so the evidence obtained from it could stand. That ruling in United States v. Ellis effectively ended t
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Lomography Lomo'Instant Automat Glass Magellan Review: It Urges Your to Get ExperimentalLomo's funky instant camera kicks some serious glass.
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For fishers, a variety of fish means more stable income New research examines income volatility among fishers working in the waters near Alaska, an area with some of the largest, most valuable fisheries in the world. For people who make a living by harvesting natural resources, income volatility is a persistent threat. Crops could fail. Fisheries could collapse. Forests could burn. These and other factors—including changing management regulations and
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Emergency preparedness only for the privilegedStoring food and other supplies in case of a disaster is out of the question for people who cannot afford the basics for everyday living – a key issue that needs to be addressed by emergency preparedness agencies, according to new research from Massey University.
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Amazon's Blowing Out a Ton of Networking and Home Automation Gear, Today Only Whether you need a new Wi-Fi router, more ethernet ports, a modem to call your own , or some smart switches to start automating your home, Amazon’s TP-Link Gold Box has you covered . There are two pages of deals here spanning nearly all of TP-Link’s product line. A few of our favorite deals are below, but be sure to head over to Amazon to see the full selection . Just remember that these deals ar
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Scientists and farmers work together to wipe out African lovegrassA partnership between QUT, the NSW Government and farmers could lead to the eventual eradication of the highly invasive African lovegrass which is threatening pastures and native grasslands Australia-wide.
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Scientists propose 'universal laws' on the size and biology of plant seedsResearchers at the University of Granada (UGR) have discovered that different types of seeds allow plants to adapt to environmental cycles as they evolve.
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Dino-killing asteroid sped up bird evolutionHuman activities could change the pace of evolution, similar to what occurred 66 million years ago when a giant asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, leaving modern birds as their only descendants. That's one conclusion drawn by the authors of a new study just published in Systematic Biology.
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Is the future of hurricane forecasting in danger?Hurricane forecasting depends heavily on government-funded satellites, allowing the communities in their path to prepare and evacuate. Those satellites, monitored and maintained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA, require constant upkeep and frequent replacement. News Bureau physical sciences editor Lois Yoksoulian spoke with Illinois atmospheric sciences professor Ste
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Four elements make 2-D optical platformRice University scientists have discovered a two-dimensional alloy with an optical bandgap that can be tuned by the temperature used to grow it.
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These coping skills help pregnant smokers quit New research suggests that pregnant smokers may be more likely to quit after learning coping skills that help them manage negative emotions. Smoking during pregnancy is a matter of serious concern, says Clara Bradizza, senior research scientist at the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions. “It’s well-documented that smoking cigarettes while pregnant leads to a range of negative
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Ars Technica

Science-in-progress: Did the Bullet Cluster withstand scrutiny? Enlarge / Behold, the Bullet Cluster. (credit: NASA ) Dark matter was first proposed to explain the speed at which stars orbit the center of their galaxies. Ever since, the search for other lines of evidence for dark matter has been an interesting one. One of the biggest successes appeared to be a collision of galaxy clusters called the Bullet Cluster. It provided one of the most spectacular and
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High-speed movie aids scientists who design glowing moleculesThe crystal jellyfish swims off the coast of the Pacific Northwest and can illuminate the waters when disturbed. That glow comes from proteins that absorb energy and then release it as bright flashes.
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Researchers investigate tech's effect on journalismTwo new studies from The University of Texas at Dallas' School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication (ATEC) examine different angles on the interaction between journalism and modern technology.
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Lizard release brings rare species back to its natural habitat in BritainA Ph.D. researcher from the University of Southampton will closely monitor a population of rare lizards recently released back into the wild.
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Mexico City, supremely vulnerable to quake threatsBuilt in a natural basin filled with the sediment of a former lake, Mexico City has proved particularly vulnerable to the devastating effects of earthquakes, seen once again with a 7.1-magnitude tremor on Tuesday that killed at least 233 people in the capital.
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Kun højtuddannede leukæmipatienter har gavn af forbedret behandlingDe seneste års fremskridt inden for behandlingen af akut leukæmi har udelukkende været til gavn for patienter med høj uddannelse, viser undersøgelse fra Aarhus Universitetshospital.
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Hurricane Maria: What Exactly Is a Category 4 Storm? [Slide Show]This year’s season has been particularly wild, with several category 4 and 5 storms. We explain the kind of damage to expect at each level -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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9 Amazon Kindle Tips and TricksYour e-reader has some secret superpowers. Here's how to unlock its full potential.
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Facebook's New 'AI Camera' Team Wants to Add a Layer to the World Take a video of a birthday cake’s candles sparkling in an Instagram story, then tap the sticker button. Near the top of the list you’ll see a slice of birthday cake. It’s a little thing. This simple trick is not breathtaking nor magical. But it is the beginning of something transformative. Smartphones already changed how most people take pictures. The latest Silicon Valley quest is to reimagine w
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Boys Are Not Defective Jordan has never had a female minister of education, women make up less than a fifth of its workforce, and women hold just 4 percent of board seats at public companies there. But, in school, Jordanian girls are crushing their male peers. The nation’s girls outperform its boys in just about every subject and at every age level . At the University of Jordan, the country’s largest university, women
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Providing Abortions in the Deep South Willie Parker is an imposing ob-gyn who has been traveling across the deep South providing abortions since 2012. At times, he has been one of the few providers in the only abortion clinic for hundreds of miles. Though he had been flying down from his home in Chicago twice a month to provide abortions in Mississippi and elsewhere, he recently moved to Birmingham, Alabama—closer to the center of th
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Artificial Intelligence: The Gap between Promise and PracticeA true AI revolution can't happen without a reengineering of how business organizations operate -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Uber really doesn’t want its drivers to be considered employees Enlarge (credit: DANIEL SORABJI/AFP/Getty Images ) SAN FRANCISCO—A three-judge panel at the 9 th US Circuit Court of Appeals appeared to lean in favor of Uber in a case that could have a profound impact on the future of employment and gig economy startups. On Wednesday, the court heard a consolidated appeal of 11 pending cases that essentially boil down to the same issue: should drivers be consid
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Researchers take tips from 'Twister' to chase elusive storm dataSome great ideas are born out of years of painstaking research. Others are gleaned from the plotline of the movie "Twister."
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SEC Gets Hacked, Refuses to Release Details About Just How Fucked Everything Might Be Head of the SEC Jay Clayton being sworn in before the Senate Banking Committee during his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on March 23, 2017 in Washington, DC (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has disclosed that hackers accessed sensitive information from its systems about publicly traded companies. And while the SEC has so far been tight-li
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Rupture within tectonic plate is probable cause of Mexico earthquakes Mexico’s most recent earthquakes did not directly involve two tectonic plates clashing, as is commonly the case. Seismologist Dr Stephen Hicks explains We are often reminded about the force and devastation from earthquakes that occur around the Pacific Ring of Fire. The titanic collision of two tectonic plates, which firmly lock together and accrue strain over tens to hundreds of years, eventuall
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Scientists unravel mysteries of DNA replication in cornDNA replication is among life's most important processes, providing a way for an organism's genetic material to be reproduced so it can be passed from cell to cell. For the first time, scientists have characterized that process for an entire plant genome.
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Returning humanity to the MoonIn the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage.
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Scientists develop counterfeit booze-detecting deviceResearchers at The University of Manchester have developed the world's first handheld SORS device that can detect fake spirits, such as vodka and whisky, whilst still in their bottles.
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First insight into the architecture of viral filaments in Rift Valley Fever virusResearchers at the Universities of St Andrews and Glasgow have made a significant step forward in tackling a viral disease which causes frequent epidemics in Africa and could spread to Europe due to global warming.
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I Aalborg kontrolleres de hæmatologiske patienter efter behov Farvel til de regelmæssige ambulante kontroller. Det er formålet med en ny forsøgsordning på hæmatologisk afdeling på Aalborg Universitetshospital, hvor kontrollen af velbehandlede patienter er tænkt ind i nye rammer. Omlægningen er et led i en strategi om at allokere lægernes tid og ressourcer til de mest syge patienter.
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Hybrid indium–lithium anodes provide fast interfacial ion transportNovel lithium electrodes coated with indium could be the basis for more powerful, longer-lasting, rechargeable batteries. The coating hinders undesirable side-reactions between the electrode and electrolyte, provide a more uniform deposition of lithium when charging, and augments storage in the lithium anode via alloying reactions between lithium and indium, as reported by American scientists in t
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Glycosylation—mapping uncharted territoryWhereas major inroads have been made into genomics, metabolomics, or protein and lipid research, glycosylation remains largely unexplored at the proteome scale. There are limited technologies for profiling the complex glycoproteome. Glycoproteins can differ not only by the number and location of glycosites, but also by the composition and structure of each glycan. Glycoproteomics is "one of the ke
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New analysis explains role of defects in metal oxidesSometimes things that are technically defects, such as imperfections in a material's crystal lattice, can actually produce changes in properties that open up new kinds of useful applications. New research from a team at MIT shows that such imperfections in a family of materials known as insulating metal oxides may be key to their performance for a variety of high-tech applications, such as nonvola
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Blind Cave Fish Beat Back Diabetes Symptoms That Would Kill PeopleThe Mexican fish may have evolved strategies that could help humans survive an epidemic disease -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bill Gates beklager ctrl+alt+delete kommandoen Hvis Microsoft-milliardæren Bill Gates kunne lave én ting om, så ville han lave ctrl+alt+delete-kommandoen om til én enkelt knap, såsom det eksempelvis er på Apple-computere i forbindelse med login https://www.version2.dk/artikel/bill-gates-beklager-ctrlaltdelete-kommandoen-1080867 Version2
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Sådan tjekker du, hvilke apps der ikke vil fungere efter iOS 11-opdateringen 32 bit-apps understøttes nu slet ikke. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/saadan-tjekker-du-hvilke-apps-ikke-vil-fungere-efter-ios-11-opdateringen-1080869 Version2
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New book warns climate change is making us sickIn 2008, Jay Lemery, MD, an emergency physician in Colorado, read a commentary about the effects of global climate change on human health. The author was Paul Auerbach, MD, professor of emergency medicine at Stanford and one of the world's leading authorities on wilderness medicine.
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Image: Giant berg on the moveWitnessed by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission on 12 July 2017, a lump of ice more than twice the size of Luxembourg broke off the Larsen C ice shelf, spawning one of the largest icebergs on record and changing the outline of the Antarctic Peninsula forever. Over the following two months, systematic observations from Sentinel-1 showed that the A68 berg remained close, buffeting back and forth agai
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Sol og vind kan nu køre elsystemet alene – i hvert fald om sommerenNye analyse viser, at centrale kraftværker ikke længere er nødvendige for at holde nettet på benene, når der opstår en fejl.
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Tiny Brazilian frogs are deaf to their own callsPumpkin toadlets, found on the leaf litter of Brazil's Atlantic forest, are among the smallest frogs in the world. An international team from Brazil, Denmark and the United Kingdom, has discovered that two species of these tiny orange frogs cannot hear the sound of their own calls. Their results are reported in Scientific Reports and represent a unique case of a communication signal persisting eve
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Earth through different eyesIn the 1960s, photographs of Earth taken by the first astronauts captured the imaginations of people across the world. The pictures not only became icons for space exploration, but also the fragility of our planet. But astronauts were not the only ones with their eyes on Earth.
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Efforts to save sea turtles are a 'global conservation success story': scientistsNew Deakin University research is pointing to signs of recovery in global sea turtle populations thanks to long-term conservation efforts, contrasting with a trend that's seen most endangered vertebrates continue to decline in numbers.
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Det amerikanske børstilsyn hacket - kan have stjålet insider-information Det amerikansske børstilsyn blev tilbage i 2016 hacket af ukendte gerningsmænd. Nu har myndigheden meldt ud, at oplysningerne, som hackerne trak ud, højst sandsynligt er brugt til at foretage ulovlige handler på børsen. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/amerikanske-boerstilsyn-hacket-kan-have-stjaalet-insider-information-1080866 Version2
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Baggrunden for undersøgelse af mikroplast i postevand kan være fejlagtigPolitikerne vil have undersøgt, om der faktisk er mikroplast i drikkevandet. Men undersøgelsen, som udmeldingen baseres på, er ifølge professor præget af store usikkerheder.
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From sex to alcohol, American teenagers are in no rush to grow up | Jean Hannah Edelstein On average, American teens today are not growing up as fast as previous generations. Is that a good thing? Kids today: they just don’t drink and have sex like they used to. According to a new study, young people are defying the expectations of adults yet again by failing to accelerate themselves towards adulthood with the characteristic speed of their teenage predecessors. A new study published i
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DNA dogmaEvolutionary biologist Matthew Cobb unpicks a lecture that, sixty years ago, set the course for the genetic revolution.
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The Atlantic

How the Hotel Industry Views Its Future (and Airbnb) When Jeff Weinstein stays at a hotel, he is no average guest. Every little detail gets his attention. He notices the finishes on the furniture and scrutinizes the room’s layout. “If I’m having a meal, I might turn over the plate to see what manufacturer they’re using for porcelain,” he says. Weinstein is cued into such minutiae because it is his job to be. He is the editor of Hotels , a trade pub
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The Atlantic

Accountability Is for Non-Celebrities What with all the tongue-clucking, you’d think the Emmys had invited Sean Spicer to club baby seals onstage during Sunday night’s ceremonies. Yes, Stephen Colbert gave the ex-White House press secretary a glitzy platform from which to make light of his tenure as a serial liar. But much of this year’s broadcast took a laugh-to-avoid-weeping approach to the Trump Era, and poking fun at political gr
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The Atlantic

Leather, Grown in a Lab Without Cows To make leather, first you have to raise a cow. Or another animal, though you really do need the whole animal because since pretty much the beginning of time, it has not been possible to grow skin for leather without the attendant flesh and bone and blood and guts. But now a company called Modern Meadow says it can “biofabricate” leather without the rest of the cow. It does not quite grow cow ski
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Even at $500K, Gene Therapy Could Be a Bargain for Some DiseasesA one-time gene therapy that costs half a million dollars sounds crazy until you add up what it costs to treat some diseases over a lifetime.
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Researchers report new technique for de-icing surfacesScientists and engineers have been waging a quiet but determined battle against the build-up of ice on infrastructure. A thin coating of ice on solar panels can wreak havoc with their ability to generate electricity. Thin layers of ice on the vanes of wind turbines can slow their efficiency.
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Summer rainfall over the Yangtze River valley can differ after similar El Nino eventsIt is widely recognized that rainfall over the Yangtze River valley (YRV) strengthens considerably during the decaying summer of El Niño, as demonstrated by the catastrophic flooding suffered in the summer of 1998. Nevertheless, the rainfall over the YRV in the summer of 2016 was much weaker than in 1998, despite the equivalent intensity of the 2016 El Niño. A group of scientists from the Institut
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Researchers study heat waves over the Yangtze River valleyUnder global warming, East China is experiencing more heat waves with increasing intensity. The strongest heat wave over the Yangtze River valley (YRV) since 1951 occurred in 2013, and severely affected the economy and the health of the population. Therefore, clarifying the main factors responsible for heat wave variability is important to improving seasonal-to-annual predictions.
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Straining the memory: Prototype strain engineered materials are the future of data storageResearchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Shanghai Institute of Microsystems and Information Technology have nano-engineered a superlattice data storage material. Data is recorded at the interfaces of the superlattice layers. When the atoms at the interface are disordered, the material has a high electrical resistance while the ordered interface has a low electr
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Small intestine permeable peptides facilitate digestive tract absorptionBecause biopharmaceuticals are medium- and high-molecular-weight, biologically active macromolecules, they are not easily absorbed by the small intestine, resulting in a bottleneck for oral administration. Now, researchers from Kumamoto University in Japan have found a new, small-intestine-permeable peptide that can facilitate digestive tract absorption of biopharmaceutical products. The discovery
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Rolling dice for cell size specification in plant leaf epidermisOne of the central questions in biology is how a cell specifies its size. Because size distribution often shows a characteristically skewed pattern in a tissue, there may be some stochastic option for determining cell size. However, the underlying mechanism by which the target distribution is established by organizing a cellular coin-toss remains elusive.
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Precisely defined polymer chains now a realityManufactured polymers are ubiquitous in the market. These large molecules are used for synthetic clothing, rubbers and glues, and anything made of plastic. However, the material properties exhibited by man-made polymers rely on the sequence order taken by individual molecules comprising the polymer chain. For example, a polymer chain made up of A, B, and C molecules could potentially take the form
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Japanese video gaming adapting new tech for familiar titlesThe Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums by adapting new technology for decades-old titles. And that energy was evident at the annual Tokyo Game Show, which opened to media Thursday before opening to the public over the weekend.
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An extraordinary cave animal found in Eastern TurkmenistanA remote cave in Eastern Turkmenistan was found to shelter a marvelous cave-adapted inhabitant that turned out to represent a species and genus new to science. This new troglodyte is the first of its order from Central Asia and the first strictly subterranean terrestrial creature recorded in the country. The study is published in the open-access journal Subterranean Biology.
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Precisely defined polymer chains now a realityThe materiality exhibited by manmade polymers currently relies on simple chemical bonds and the sequence order taken by molecules in the polymer chain.We now no longer need to rely on fate to determine such materiality with this new technique for precisely defining polymer-chain order.This system uses highly specific 'grabber' ends on each molecule that bond with only one type of 'pin' end on anot
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Tiny Brazilian frogs are deaf to their own callsPumpkin toadlets, found on the leaf litter of Brazil's Atlantic forest, are among the smallest frogs in the world. An international team from Brazil, Denmark and the United Kingdom, has discovered that two species of these tiny orange frogs cannot hear the sound of their own calls.
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Science | The Guardian

Scientists discover unique Brazilian frogs deaf to their own mating calls Pumpkin toadlet frogs are only known case of an animal that continues to make a communication signal even after the target audience has lost the ability to hear it Humans trying to chat each other up in a noisy nightclub may find verbal communication futile. But it appears even more pointless for pumpkin toadlets after scientists discovered that females have lost the ability to hear the sound of
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The Atlantic

How Much Do Tax Cuts Really Matter? The annual Census Bureau report on income and poverty released last week closes the book on former President Barack Obama’s economic record. But it opens the door to questioning the claim from President Trump and congressional Republicans that cutting taxes and federal regulations is the key to accelerating economic growth. With the Census measures from 2016 now public, it’s possible to compare t
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The Atlantic

How Democrats Gave the GOP One More Chance to Repeal Obamacare “They may have spiked the ball in the end zone a little too early,” Mitch McConnell observed about his Democratic colleagues to The New York Times last week. The Senate majority leader was referring to the celebrations from Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi about the deal they struck with President Trump , in which the president agreed to a short-term i
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Does Aung San Suu Kyi Still Deserve a Nobel Prize? Like most stories out of Burma, the recent spate of ethnic cleansing of a Muslim minority sect would be unlikely to receive much Western attention—were it not for Aung San Suu Kyi, the dissident-turned-de-facto-ruler. But unlike in the past, the stories about her are not so flattering now. In fact, they seem directly at odds with the moral leadership that won her the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. Th
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Why Business-Friendly Reforms Are Sparking Street Protests in France Updated on September 21 at 6:56 a.m. ET After decades of fraught attempts at reforming France’s sacrosanct labor code, French President Emmanuel Macron will use a presidential decree Friday to push through a series of business-friendly reforms. The aim is to give greater leeway to employers and to tackle the country’s near double-digit unemployment rate. It’s an ambitious plan for a new leader li
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An extraordinary cave animal found in Eastern TurkmenistanA remote cave in Eastern Turkmenistan was found to shelter a marvelous cave-adapted inhabitant that turned out to represent a species and genus new to science. This new troglodyte is the first of its order from Central Asia and the first strictly subterranean terrestrial creature recorded in the country.
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Vold, sex, søsyge og spøgelser: VR's problematikker er meget virkeligeSERIE: VR-teknologien er i vild udvikling. Men der er både etiske, tekniske og oplevelsesmæssige problemstillinger, der skal adresseres, hvis teknologien skal slå igennem.
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The Future of Detecting Brain Damage in Football Sam Gandy had never seen anything like it. He was examining brain scans, color-coded to indicate problems. In healthy people, images appear almost entirely blue and green. But several areas on this particular scan were bright red. Gandy, a neurologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, was studying the brains of retired soldiers and football players, looking for signs of trouble like this. The
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Ingeniøren

Nu bliver det muligt at 3D-printe alle legeringer og metallerMange materialer - for eksempel højstyrke-legeringer af aluminium til fly - har hidtil været umulige at printe. Men ny teknik baner vejen.
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'We are planning weekly rocket launches'The small satellite industry is the fastest growing part of the space sector "and they all require launch" says Rocket Lab boss Peter Beck.
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Tech dreams live or die on startup battlefieldsFearing failure but driven by a chance at Silicon Valley stardom, young entrepreneurs pitch their dreams in mere minutes at startup competitions like TechCrunch Disrupt that ended here Wednesday.
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Google styrker sin smartphone-forretning: Køber dele af HTC for milliarderGoogle og HTC har i flere år kørt parløb. Nu køber Google sig ind hos HTC for over seks milliarder kroner.
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Science | The Guardian

Why religious belief isn't a delusion – in psychological terms, at least Religious beliefs are typically incompatible with scientific evidence and observable reality, but aren’t considered to be delusions. Why not? If someone told you, in all seriousness, that they talk to invisible beings who control the universe, you’d probably back away slowly, nodding and smiling, while desperately looking for the nearest exit or escape route. If this person then said they wanted
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Nest looks to shake up home securityNest on Wednesday set out to shake up the home security market, unveiling an internet-age alarm system.
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Germany on guard against election hacks, fake newsAs the clock ticks down to elections Sunday, Germany's cyber defence nervously hopes it'll be third time lucky after Russia was accused of meddling in the US and French votes.
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Google buys HTC's Pixel team in $1.1B bet on devicesGoogle is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services.
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Nevada quake lab tests new bridge design after Mexico quakeScientists at a Nevada earthquake lab on Wednesday tested new bridge designs with connectors they say are innovative and created to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction efforts after major quake damage.
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Interview: Japan's emoji creator saw nuance in picturesThe tiny smiley faces, hearts, knife-and-fork or clenched fist have become a global language for mobile phone messages. They are displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. They star in a new Hollywood film.
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Apple shares slip on smartwatch reviewsApple shares slipped Wednesday after mixed reviews of its latest smartwatch and amid concerns pre-orders of coming iPhone 8 models were lagging.
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Discovery helps improve accuracy of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editingScientists at the University of California, Berkeley and Massachusetts General Hospital have identified a key region within the Cas9 protein that governs how accurately CRISPR-Cas9 homes in on a target DNA sequence, and have tweaked it to produce a hyper-accurate gene editor with the lowest level of off-target cutting to date.
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Snowden: USA overvågede pop-pirater på nettetDen amerikanske efterretningstjeneste NSA spionerede mod populære fildelingstjenester i 00’erne - men opdagede at målene for efterforskningen mest bare var interesseret i at hente piratkopieret popmusik
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Machine Learning skal hjælpe rådgivere i ni banker Fra efteråret tager ni danske banker kunstig intelligens i brug til at profilere kunders risikovillighed. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/machine-learning-raadgivning-15-millioner-bankkunder-at-have-samtlige-kollegaer-med-raads Version2
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Astronomers Discover a Strangely Pitch-Black Exoplanet NASA discovers a surprisingly dark planet about 1,400 light years away. Read More
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Country diary: Slowworm's escape from jaws of disaster Blanchland, North Pennines Seemingly in a trance, the reptile lay outstretched on the road with predator bites near its head When I was a child there was a sheet of rusting corrugated iron lying on the sunny bank of my grandmother’s allotment. If I lifted it quickly I could often find a slowworm resting underneath. It would lie there, startled by the sunlight for a moment, then glide away, like a
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Danskere: Blockchain kan sikre stabil strøm i smart-grids En forskningsgruppe fra Danmark foreslår et mere sikkert, stabilt og fair elsystem med blockchain-teknologi. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/blockchain-system-kan-sikre-stabilt-stroem-output-smart-grids-1080775 Version2
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Stopping problem ice -- by cracking itMost efforts to control ice build-up on structures like wind turbines and solar cells involve creating a surface that repels water. But Norwegian researchers have engineered a different approach that allows ice to form on a surface, but then causes it to crack off.
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Higher manganese levels in children correlate with lower IQ scores, UC study findsA study led by environmental health researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine finds that children in East Liverpool, Ohio with higher levels of Manganese (Mn) had lower IQ scores. The research appears online in the journal NeuroToxicology.
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Premature births cost health plans $6 billion annuallyA new study estimates employer-sponsored health plans spent at least $6 billion extra on infants born prematurely in 2013 and a substantial portion of that sum was spent on infants with major birth defects.
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Quantum twisted Loong confirms the physical reality of wavefunctionsAre quantum states real? This most fundamental question in quantum mechanics has not yet been satisfactorily resolved, although its realistic interpretation seems to have been rejected by various delayed-choice experiments. Recently, scientists from University of Science and Technology of China, Harbin University of Science and Technology and other collaborators propose and demonstrate a quantum t
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No magic pill to cure alcohol dependence yetA new study published by the scientific journal Addiction has found no reliable evidence for using nalmefene, naltrexone, acamprosate, baclofen or topiramate to control drinking in patients with alcohol dependence or alcohol use disorder. At best, some treatments showed low to medium efficacy in reducing drinking, but those findings were from studies with a high risk of bias. None demonstrated any
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Many YouTube videos glorify alcoholYouTube videos featuring alcohol are heavily viewed and nearly always promote the 'fun' side of drinking. That's the finding of a study in September issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
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Science | The Guardian

Bureau of Meteorology attacks pushed by 'fever swamp' of climate denial | Graham Readfearn Rob Vertessy, who retired as the BOM’s director in 2016, has hit back at ‘time wasters’ and ‘amateurs’ who are given a forum by the Australian For Rob Vertessy, the attacks on his government agency became tedious and time-consuming and no less irritating because they were coming from a motivated group of “amateurs”. Vertessy spent a decade at Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology . He retired in Apri
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NYT > Science

How to Hack Your Brain (for $5,000)The new, new, new age is all about “defragging our nervous systems.”
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Science | The Guardian

Pills prescribed for alcoholism might not work, study finds Review of five drugs – including one linked to deaths – says there is no body of reliable evidence behind any of them There is no magic pill to cure alcoholism, according to a scientific review of the evidence of five drugs being prescribed by doctors. None of the five drugs has a body of reliable evidence behind it, say the scientists, even though one of the drugs, nalmefene, has been approved f
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Gizmodo

Citizen, the Creepy Crime-Fighting App Formerly Known as Vigilante, Somehow Gets $12.2 Million Image: Screengrab via Gizmodo Citizen, the extremely dubious rebranding of Vigilante—an app which notifies users of 911 reports near them and encourages them to go out and shoot videos of the crimes and their aftermath—has somehow managed to acquire a new round of eight-figure funding. Per Government Technology , Citizen has raised $12.2 million in Series A funding from 32 investors, adding to a
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Skybrud skyder kloakdæksler af og skjuler livsfarlige mandehullerKun få kommuner sikrer sig imod, at deres kloakdæksler skyder af under skybrud. Det til trods for, at uheldige forbipasserende risikerer at falde i mandehullerne, der er skjult under overfladen.
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Google Paid HTC $1.1 Billion To Turn Itself Into a Phone MakerIt's not quite an acquisition, but Google's agreement with HTC fast-tracks its efforts to take over the gadget world.
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Google Just Bought a Whole Lot of Phone From HTC Image: HTC After a string of decent phones that failed to sell and a stock price that plunged so low the company was de-listed from the largest Taiwanese stock index we finally know what’s happening to HTC. Google ends months of speculation, but not by buying HTC, as previously rumored. Rather Google is purchasing the HTC staff behind the design of last year’s Pixel phone, and gaining the (non-ex
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It-virksomheder skuffer: Efteruddannelse og betaling for overarbejde falder fortsat Tal fra fagforeningen Prosa viser, at it-professionelle kun i begrænset omfang nyder godt af efteruddannelse og andre frynsegoder. Det står i kontrast til det store behov for it-folk, som virksomhederne kæmper om gennem blandt andet personalegoder, mener Prosa. Se diagrammer over frynsegoder. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/it-virksomheder-skuffer-efteruddannelse-betaling-overarbejde-fal
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Snopes.com and the Search for Facts in a Post-Fact WorldWhen you take a look at the internet's favorite myth-busting site, you see just how hard it is to pin down the truth.
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Twitter Will Meet With Senate Intelligence Committee on RussiaFor the first time, a social media company will provide answers in a public hearing about Russian efforts to swing the 2016 presidential election.
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Ars Technica

Google/HTC deal is official, Google to acquire part of HTC’s smartphone team Enlarge The Google and HTC deal is official , it's just not quite what we expected. Google isn't buying HTC outright, à la Motorola . Instead, Google and HTC have signed an agreement to send some of HTC's employees over to Google, while HTC gets a $1.1 billion cash infusion. The deal also includes a non-exclusive license for HTC's intellectual property. While earlier rumors pointed to an outright
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Researchers develop new tool to assess individual's level of wisdom submitted by /u/OestlundMartin [link] [comments]
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Amerigo Vespucci: Facts, Biography & Naming of AmericaAmerica was named after Amerigo Vespucci, an explorer who first recognized that the lands in the New World were previously unknown continents.
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The CCleaner Malware Fiasco Targeted at Least 18 Specific Tech FirmsThe backdooring of security software CCleaner now appears to have been more of a targeted spying operation than a mere cybercrime scheme.
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Astrology: Why Your Zodiac Sign and Horoscope Are WrongWhy your horoscope can't possibly be right — the stars are no longer aligned.
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Gizmodo

The iOS 11 Control Center Misleads Users on Whether Their Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Are on Photo: AP iOS 11 comes with a pretty sweet array of augmented reality tricks . Unfortunately, one thing that is less real than before in the new operating system is user controls for wireless connectivity. According to a report in Motherboard , iOS 11's Control Center app which swipes up from the bottom of the screen gives the appearance of allowing users to turn off wi-fi and Bluetooth on th
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Ars Technica

Some iOS 11 issues show early adoption pitfalls, others are just growing pains Enlarge / The control center has a new interface for adjusting brightness. Apple's new iOS 11 software for iPhones and iPads rolled out yesterday, but its adoption is slightly slower than that of its predecessor, and, as is often the case, various issues have been reported by early adopters. iOS 11 had been installed on just over 10 percent of supported devices in the 24 hours after it went live,
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Ars Technica

Microsoft: Windows getting more stable, faster, and lasting longer on battery Enlarge / With Windows breaking less often, scenes like this should become a thing of the past. (credit: Lee Adlaf ) Windows 10 is getting better and better, Microsoft insists , as it works to build confidence in the operating system in the run up to the next major update. The company says that the Creators Update (version 1703) has seen a 39 percent drop in driver and operating system stability
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Springtime Now Arrives Earlier for BirdsA trove of scientific notes from the early 1900s suggests a warming climate is driving birds to migrate earlier to New York’s Mohonk Preserve. Julia Rosen reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Theory and Practice of Civic Engagement, by Eric Liu Eric Liu ( Citizen University ) If you happen to be in Redlands, California, on Thursday evening, September 21, I suggest you go by the headquarters of the tech company Esri to hear a talk by my friend Eric Liu , on the practical possibilities for civic engagement in our politically troubled age. If you don’t happen to be in Redlands, I recommend getting Eric’s book, You Are More Powerful Than Yo
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Ars Technica

Massive Equifax hack reportedly started 4 months before it was detected Enlarge / A monitor displays Equifax Inc. signage on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, US, on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (credit: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Hackers behind the massive Equifax data breach began their attack no later than early March, more than four months before company officials discovered the intrusion, according to a report published Wedne
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Gizmodo

Ron Howard's Latest Han Solo Tweet Is Either His Most Revealing, or Best Troll, Yet Image: Lucasfilm Director Ron Howard has tweeted a lot of intriguing and cool photos from the set of the untitled Han Solo movie, but his latest either confirms a long standing fan theory or pokes fun at it. You decide. Here’s the tweet. And here’s the image blown up a bit. So that looks like an elevator shaft of some kind. Maybe an elevator into a mine. And the caption “Spicey” is not just a lit
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Ars Technica

Waymo wants Uber to pay $2.6 billion in damages—just for starters Enlarge / Employees inspect an Uber self-driving car in Pittsburgh last year. (credit: Getty Images) Waymo will be seeking at least $2.6 billion in damages against Uber in an upcoming trade secret trial, which could start next month. The figure was revealed by an attorney for Uber during a court hearing today, according to Reuters . The massive damage payout was apparently what Waymo was demandin
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The Smaller Instant Pot is Here to Free Up Your Counter Space 3-Quart Instant Pot , $70 I love Instant Pot. You guys love Instant Pot . But what if you don’t have a dinner party every night? What if you live alone but still want to cook fast, easy-to-make food without a crazy amount of clean-up? Now, you can downsize to the mini 3-quart Instant Pot , which still does the duty of 7 kitchen appliances: rice cooker ( actually your favorite rice cooker ), slow
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Inflammatory bowel disease in childhood associated with increased risk of cancerChildren diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease have an increased risk of cancer, especially gastrointestinal cancers, both in childhood and later in life, finds a study published in The BMJ today.
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Treating asthma or COPD with steroid inhaler raises the risk of hard-to-treat infectionsOlder people who use steroid inhalers for asthma or COPD are more likely to suffer particular bacterial infections, according to a large study published in the European Respiratory Journal.
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China's showing off its new helicopters From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal A peek into the China Helicopter Expo. The 4th Biennial China Helo Expo in Tianjin shows off China's latest in helicopter technology, plus future plans.
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The Real Trouble With Trump's 'Dark Post' Facebook AdsTrump running campaign ads to a select audience on Facebook? That's just how ads work. The scary part is that you can't track them.
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Lutron Caséta Wireless Lighting Starter Kit: A smarter way to a dimmer home Gadgets Smarten up your lights without changing your bulbs. You'll have to install this smart lighting system, but its reliability is worth the effort.
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Training course for chronic fatigue syndrome or ME is effective for children alongside specialist careA training course that aims to ease symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome is effective and probably cost-effective when provided alongside specialist care for children with mild to moderate illness, finds a trial published by the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood.
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Report: Peter Thiel Up for Key Intelligence Position, Wants to Limit Google's Power Photo: Getty According to a long-in-the-works report from Vanity Fair , Peter Thiel is in discussions to head what one insider described as the “only meaningful executive-branch oversight of the intelligence community.” Numerous officials, including Steve Bannon, confirmed this, and one of Thiel’s chief concerns is reportedly the sweeping powers that companies like Google and Amazon have amassed.
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The Atlantic Daily: Furious Fallout What We’re Following Foreign Policy: President Trump’s aggressive speech to the UN General Assembly is getting criticism from around the world —not only from the governments he criticized, but also from some U.S. allies. His emphasis on American interests over global interdependence stood in stark contrast to the traditional ideals outlined by French President Emmanuel Macron. And though his thre
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Science | The Guardian

Controversial Lightning Process 'helps children with chronic fatigue syndrome' Trial unexpectedly shows combination of osteopathy, life coaching and neuro-linguistic programming helps children with CFS/ME get better A controversial treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) called the Lightning Process can help children get better, a trial has shown, much to the surprise of the doctor who put it to the test. One in every 100 children of secondary school age has CFS, also
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Highly Caffeinated 'Death Wish' Coffee Recalled Over Botulism HazardA company that claims to make one of the strongest coffees in the world is recalling some of its products because they could pose a risk of serious illness.
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NYT > Science

How Can U.S. States Fight Climate Change if Trump Quits the Paris Accord?Fourteen states have vowed to uphold the Paris climate pact with or without the federal government, and a new analysis suggests their efforts are having an impact.
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NYT > Science

Dr. Edmond Eger II, 86, Dies; Found Way to Make Anesthesia SaferDr. Eger and colleagues developed a technique to determine the proper dosage of anesthesia in operating rooms all over the world, saving an untold number of lives.
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Trilobites: Sea Turtles Appear to Be Bouncing Back Around the WorldResearchers analyzed all existing public data of sea turtle nesting sites around the world and found a tale of “cautionary optimism.”
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Leonardo DiCaprio Commits $20 Million To Fight Climate Change “These facts have been presented time and again, year after year, for decades,” DiCaprio says. “Quite simply, we are knowingly doing this to ourselves." Read More
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Ars Technica

NASA center director: If Trump pivots to the Moon, we’re “set up” to do it Enlarge / Ellen Ochoa, left, with Fred Haise, center, and David Alexander at Rice University's Apollo 13 event in September. (credit: Eric Berger) Ellen Ochoa is a four-time astronaut who has served as director of NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston since 2013. As part of that job, Ochoa oversees a space center that trains astronauts for spaceflight missions, houses Mission Control, and manage
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Finally, a Driverless Car with Some Common SenseA startup called iSee thinks a new approach to AI will make self-driving cars better at dealing with unexpected situations.
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The Atlantic

A Trump Nominee's Illegal Vote Exposes the Voter-Fraud Charade Jeffrey Gerrish made a mistake. Not a big one, although he did break the law. But it’s a mistake many people make, and for the most part, they aren’t called out by the Senate Finance Committee and in the pages of The New York Times . Most of the people who make the error, however, are not nominees of a president who has alleged that there were 3 to 5 million fraudulent votes cast in the 2016 elec
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Deal or No Deal Today in 5 Lines Special Counsel Robert Mueller reportedly requested extensive records from the White House as part of his probe into Russia’s interference in the presidential election. President Trump told reporters he has made a decision on whether to abandon the Iran deal, but refused to comment further. A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said McConnell intends to bring the
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Your Nutrition May Be at Risk Thanks to Climate Change Hundreds of millions globally could be impacted in a significant way. Read More
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Hurricane Irma Unearths Another Surprise on Florida ShoreAfter the floodwaters from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma stirred up quite a few terrors, the latest discovery resulting from the storms — a wooden canoe — may come as a relief.
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The Atlantic

How the Rest of the World Heard Trump's UN Speech Updated on Thursday, September 21, at 7:08 a.m. In his sovereignty-centric speech Tuesday to the UN General Assembly, President Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea”; called Iran “a corrupt dictatorship” whose “chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos”; and said Venezuela’s government “has inflicted terrible pain and suffering on the good people of that country.” The re
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Parasitic Worm Squirms Through Teen's Eye, Damaging His VisionWhen doctors in Mexico peered into a 17-year-old boy's eye, they got a squirming surprise: a flatworm wriggling in and out of the teen's eyeball.
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Gizmodo

Knightscope's Family of Dystopian Robot Guards Just Grew by Two Image: Facebook/Knightscope If you’ve heard of Knightscope’s security robots, it was probably due to their high-profile failures: one would-be Robocop failed to detect a staircase and killed itself by driving into a water fountain , another ran over a toddler’s foot in a shopping mall. On Wednesday, Knightscope announced two new potential fuckups were joining the force: the K1 and the K5 buggy. T
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Hurricane Maria confirms dire warnings for 2017 hurricane seasonAs Hurricane Maria continues to cause destruction, predictions that 2017 could be the worst hurricane season since 2010 are being borne out
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Robots can hitch-hike on sharks thanks to ultrastrong suckerA suction cup modelled on how a strange faeces-eater attaches to other fish can withstand a pull of 340 times its weight, letting robots ride sharks and whales
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Mexico City Doomed By Its Geology To More Earthquakes The problem is that just to the west, a huge slab of the Earth's crust called the Cocos Plate is grinding relentlessly toward North America. And it's running under another slab to the north. (Image credit: Miguel Tovar/AP)
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Study: US women report diverse preferences related to sexual pleasureA recently published paper in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy finds that US women report a diversity of preferences related to sexual pleasure and orgasm.
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Ars Technica

SpaceX’s worldwide satellite broadband network may have a name: Starlink Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Olena_T ) SpaceX has filed trademark applications for the word "Starlink" to describe its planned satellite broadband network. SpaceX filed applications with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on August 21 to have Starlink trademarked for "wireless broadband communication services," "high-speed wireless Internet access," and other services related to its up
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Geologically Speaking, Mexico City Is Not Built In A Very Good Place Mexico City has the misfortune of being situated where two massive tectonic plates grind into each other. The geological situation is made worse by the kind of soil the city is built on.
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New Scout and Scythe Feature: Reap from Review and Fresh UI/UX We’re excited to share that Cube Review has a new feature for Scouts and Scythes: you can now Flag or Reap directly from Review! If you Reap from Review, all the segments shown are added to your Reap. That means if you see a cube with a bunch of red incorrect pieces or yellow missing pieces, they are added to your Reap unless you remove them. You’ll probably also notice a sweet new Reap UI: Icons
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Discovery helps improve accuracy of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editingDetailed study of how domains within the Cas9 protein move when the molecule binds to DNA has allowed UC Berkeley, Harvard and Massachusettes General Hospital scientists to locate the protein that monitors the fidelity of binding between the Cas9 single-guide RNA and its DNA target. The researchers then tweaked this domain to boost specificity, creating the highest fidelity Cas9 protein to date.
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Convergent evolution of mimetic butterflies confounds classificationDavid Lohman, associate professor of biology at The City College of New York's Division of Science, is co-author of a landmark paper on butterflies 'An illustrated checklist of the genus Elymnias Hübner, 1818 (Nymphalidae, Satyrinae).' Lohman and his colleagues from Taiwan and Indonesia revise the taxonomy of Asian palmflies in the genus Elymnias in light of a forthcoming study on the butterflies'
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Blood Levels of Magnesium May Predict Dementia RiskThe levels of magnesium in your blood may be linked to your risk of developing dementia later in life, a new study from the Netherlands finds.
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Terrifying 'Pinhole' Eye: Why Hurricane Maria Strengthened So QuicklyHurricane Maria's compact size and pinhole eye may explain why the monster storm strengthened so quickly.
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Wild Bison Killed After Wandering Across Border Into GermanyA local official ordered hunters to kill the rare animal last week after it crossed over from Poland. “Animals don’t know country borders,” a conservationist said.
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Facebook tightens ad policies after 'Jew-hater' fiascoFacebook is apologizing for letting advertisers use phrases like "Jew-haters" as a targeting criteria and for not noticing it until it was pointed out.
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Ars Technica

Nest adds new cameras and a wireless alarm system to its product suite Enlarge (credit: Nest ) Alphabet-owned Nest announced several new products today, all of them focused on home security. Two new cameras have been introduced—the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor and Nest Hello—along with Nest Secure, a multi-device home alarm system powered by motion sensors. Both cameras are intended for outdoor installation, and they add facial-recognition capabilities via Google’s FaceNet t
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Soft soil makes Mexico City shake like it was built on jellyThe soft soil that lines the ancient lake bed that Mexico City is built on amplified the shaking from Tuesday's earthquake and increased its destructive force, seismologists say as they try to better understand the quake that has killed more than 200 people.
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Nest Labs adds doorbell that can recognize familiar facesHome device maker Nest Labs is adding Google's facial recognition technology to a camera-equipped doorbell and rolling out a security system in an attempt to end its history of losses.
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Apple says its new watch has cellular connectivity problemsApple confirmed that its new Series 3 Apple Watch can encounter problems connecting to a cellular network. The problems arise when the watch joins unauthenticated Wi-Fi networks without connectivity.
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3-D analysis of dog fossils sheds light on domestication debateIn an effort to settle the debate about the origin of dog domestication, a technique that uses 3-D scans of fossils is helping researchers determine the difference between dogs and wolves.
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One e-cigarette with nicotine leads to adrenaline changes in nonsmokers' heartsElectronic cigarettes have been touted as both a safer alternative for smokers and as an effective way for people to gradually quit smoking altogether. But a new study shows that nicotine inhaled from e-cigarettes can greatly increase a person's heart rate and aggravate the sympathetic nervous system.
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CRISPR Used in Human Embryos to Probe Gene FunctionOCT4 is necessary for blastocyst formation in the human embryo, researchers report.
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In-Depth Look at the Human MicrobiomeHundreds of samples from microbes living in the gut, skin, mouth, and vagina add to the human microbiome 'fingerprint.'
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Plants combine color and fragrance to procure pollinatorsWho knew that it's possible to predict the fragrance of a flower by looking at its color?
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When residents take charge of their rainforests, fewer trees dieWhen the government gives citizens a personal stake in forested land, trees don't disappear as quickly and environmental harm slows down.
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Fly away home? Ice age may have clipped bird migrationThe onset of the last ice age may have forced some bird species to abandon their northerly migrations for thousands of years, says new research led by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln ornithologist.
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Hurricane Maria Lashes Puerto Rico, Knocking Out Power to Entire Island Hurricane Maria (lower) and Hurricane Jose (above). (NASA/NOAA GOES Project) The first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in Puerto Rico since 1932 is leaving its mark on the tropical Caribbean island, packing extreme winds and knocking out power to all 3.4 million residents. Maria has been downgraded to a Category 3 storm, with winds topping 115 mph (185 km/h). The eye has moved past Puerto R
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Trump's Indecisive, Ill-Prepared Debut at the United Nations Above all else, President Donald Trump wants the world to see him as strong. He has repeatedly described himself as “militaristic,” and his cabinet as a group of “killers.” He relishes saying the supposedly unsayable. When he spoke at the UN General Assembly yesterday, he surely wanted his listeners to be awed by his toughness. Better, as Machiavelli said, to be feared than loved. Trump’s team lo
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Splashy study drips with questions after showing semen is viral safe-haven Enlarge / Zika, the virus that started it all. (credit: Getty | BSIP ) Following recent news that Zika virus can lurk in semen for months, a pair of infectious-disease researchers got to wondering: how many other viruses can hang out down there? With the intriguing question dangling, the ballsy researchers decided to do a study to figure it out—because, you know, why not? The answer: 26. Read 8 r
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The Plimp is a plane-blimp mashup that promises safe air transport Aviation The plummet-proof design is a drone for now, with dreams of carrying people Plimp is a drone that is a plane and a blimp, and designed to never plummet to the ground.
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Protected waters foster resurgence of West Coast rockfishWest Coast rockfish species in deep collapse only 20 years ago have multiplied rapidly in large marine protected areas off Southern California, likely seeding surrounding waters with enough offspring to offer promise of renewed fishing, a new study has found.
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NASA finds very heavy rainfall in Hurricane MariaNASA looked into Hurricane Maria and found that powerful convective storms within the hurricane were dropping heavy rainfall. Maria brought that heavy rainfall to Puerto Rico and made landfall on Sept. 20 at 6:15 a.m. EDT.
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We're Experiencing a Crisis in Pain Management. Can We Treat It Without Drugs? Researchers are looking for, and finding, effective methods for dealing with pain that don't require drugs. Read More
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Wave Glider surfs across stormy Drake Passage in AntarcticaThe Southern Ocean is key to Earth's climate, but the same gusting winds, big waves and strong currents that are important to ocean physics make it perilous for oceanographers.
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Scientists Have Built a Robotic Remora That Is Hideous and Cool
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3-D analysis of dog fossils sheds light on domestication debateIn an effort to settle the debate about the origin of dog domestication, a technique that uses 3-D scans of fossils is helping researchers determine the difference between dogs and wolves.
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Concussions in adolescence linked with an increased risk of multiple sclerosisA new study published in the Annals of Neurology found a link between head trauma in adolescence, particularly if repeated, with a raised risk of later developing multiple sclerosis.
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The Hurricane Effect On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board announced that it would forgo a rate hike, keeping the federal funds rate at 1 to 1.25 percent. The board cited the continuing economic impact from major hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria as short-term concerns. Earlier this year, the Federal Reserve indicated that it anticipated at least one more rate hike in 2017. But as hurricane season got underway, an
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Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the Solar SystemWith the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter: two asteroids orbiting each other and exhibiting comet-like features, including a bright coma and a long tail. This is the first known binary asteroid also classified as a comet. The research
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UK strikes research deal with US in run-up to BrexitThe UK and US reach an agreement that aims to allow freer movement of research equipment and scientists.
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Migrating Bats Are Basically Flying Weather Stations Common noctule ( Nyctalus noctula ). (Image: MPI f. Ornithology/ K. Safi) New research shows that migrating bats have an uncanny ability to assess weather conditions such as wind speed, wind direction, and air pressure, abilities which could help them to choose the optimal time to set off on long journeys. The migratory common noctule, a species of bat common throughout Europe, Asia, and North Af
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Evolution on steroids: Chance ruled in building an estrogen receptor Enlarge / The estrogen receptor, bound to a steroid. (credit: PDB ) Studying alternate realities has traditionally been the purview of physicists, cosmologists, and philosophers. Maybe theologians. But at the University of Chicago, biochemists, molecular biologists, and geneticists in Joseph Thornton’s lab are examining why things in biology have turned out as they have and not some other way. Th
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The United States Needs an Earthquake Warning System AlreadyMexico and Japan warn citizens with sirens and alerts. But not yet in the United States.
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Switzerland's Getting a Delivery Network for Blood-Toting DronesAnd it's got some clever new hardware to make it work.
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Dems Push for a Digital Ad Crackdown to Stop Foreign MeddlingAs Facebook falls under more scrutiny for Russia's ad buys, Congress eyes regulation.
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Anker's Newest Charger Is Also a Bluetooth/FM Transmitter and Car Finder Anker Roav SmartCharge , $24 with code ANKERFMA Anker’s Roav brand, the manufacturer of an incredibly popular dash cam , is expanding its product line with the release of the SmartCharge , and you can save $6 on yours today with promo code ANKERFMA. The SmartCharge is a Bluetooth FM transmitter that takes the Bluetooth signal from your phone, and rebroadcasts it the FM radio station of your choic
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Jezebel Olivia Munn Had to Pay For Her Own Hair, Makeup and Wardrobe to Appear in Ocean’s 8, But It’ Jezebel Olivia Munn Had to Pay For Her Own Hair, Makeup and Wardrobe to Appear in Ocean’s 8 , But It’s Fine | Deadspin What Amazing Sports Plays Are No Longer Special? | The Root The Incomplete List of Things White People Are Mad About This Week | Splinter Jeff Sessions Attacks California’s ‘Unconscionable’ Sanctuary State Bill |
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MDI Biological Laboratory study finds immune system is critical to regenerationThe answer to the question of why some organisms can regenerate major body parts while others, such as humans, cannot may lie with the body's innate immune system, according to a new study of heart regeneration in the Mexican salamander by James Godwin, Ph.D., of the MDI Biological Laboratory. Godwin found that formation of new heart muscle tissue after a heart attack is dependent on the presence
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Protected waters foster resurgence of West Coast rockfishWest Coast rockfish species in deep collapse only 20 years ago have multiplied rapidly in large marine protected areas off Southern California, likely seeding surrounding waters with enough offspring to offer promise of renewed fishing, a new study has found.
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Bio-inspired approach to RNA deliveryA team of MIT chemical engineers, inspired by the way that cells translate their own mRNA into proteins, has designed a synthetic delivery system that is four times more effective than delivering mRNA on its own.
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The Moto X4 brings Android One to the US and a non-Google phone to Project Fi Enlarge (credit: Motorola ) Motorola’s Moto X4 is coming to Google’s Project Fi network, and it’s bringing Android One along with it. On Wednesday, Google announced that Motorola’s latest smartphone will work with its cellular MVNO service , which piggybacks off the networks run by T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular in the US. As a result, the Moto X4 will be the first smartphone that isn’t part o
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Science Reveals Why We Don’t Like Some People Studies reveal behaviors that make people unlikeable. Read More
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This newfound hermit crab finds shelter in corals, not shellsA newly discovered hermit crab takes its cue from peanut worms and uses walking corals as a permanent shelter.
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Congress Wants New Rules for Online Political Advertising After Russian Facebook Ads Photo: Getty Democrats in the House and Senate are pushing the Federal Election Commission to develop new rules governing political advertising on social media after Facebook revealed that Russian trolls routinely purchased ads on its platform during the 2016 election cycle. “Foreign nationals were shown to have routinely deployed sophisticated tactics in making political expenditures to evade de
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Drone delivery startup is about to begin commercial operations The drone delivery startup Matternet is getting ready to put its technology into commercial use. The company has announced that it will soon be launching a drone delivery network in urban areas of Switzerland to ferry medical samples between labs and hospitals. The company has also announced the Matternet Station, which is an answer to one of the big questions facing drone delivery companies: how
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Videogame teaches young teens about sexual health Researchers have created a videogame to promote sexual health and reduce risky behavior. They show in a new study that it improves sexual health knowledge and attitudes among minority young people. The findings validate the value of the videogame as a tool to engage and educate teens at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), the researchers say. PlayForward is a serious ro
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Uber's Legal Fight With Google Could Screw Its Self-Driving Truck Employees Photo: AP In August 2016, Uber purchased autonomous truck startup Otto in a deal that reportedly called for Otto employees to receive 20 percent of future profits Uber earns from self-driving trucks . It seemed like a nice deal for any startup. But now that lucrative arrangement may be torpedoed, leaving Otto employees who joined Uber to work on trucks in the lurch, according to records filed in
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Hurricane Maria Pounds Turks and Caicos As It Heads to the BahamasHurricane Maria is now passing northeast of the Turks and Caicos Islands with destructive 125-mph (205 km/h) winds, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
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When male ducks compete, their penises get bigger Penises of some species of ducks grow extremely long in spring, only to shrink to 10 percent of their maximum size in the fall and winter, report researchers. And it appears that longer penis size has little to do with female preference, but is the result of competition between paired males and unpaired males that attempt to fertilize females by force. “Animals can be very strategic about how the
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Planets, Ranked Most of the planets are good, very good. But some are better than others. Here are the planets of our solar system, ranked from best to worst. Earth Saturn Mars Jupiter Venus Neptune Uranus Getting hit by Cassini Mercury
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Fly away home? Ice age may have clipped bird migrationThe onset of the last ice age may have forced some bird species to abandon their northerly migrations for thousands of years, says new research led by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln ornithologist. Published Sept. 20 in the journal Science Advances, the study challenges a long-held presumption that birds merely shortened their migratory flights when glaciers advanced south to cover much of North
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JDR special issue on orofacial clefting and dental and craniofacial anomaliesThe International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a special issue in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) on orofacial clefting and dental and craniofacial anomalies. Topics in this special issue range from tooth number and root formation, human and animal genetic studies on orofacial clefting, reviews that prioritize the variants most likely to cause disea
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Researchers take tips from 'Twister' to chase elusive storm dataAn inexpensive biomaterial that can be used to sustainably replace plastic barrier coatings in packaging and many other applications has been developed by Penn State researchers, who predict its adoption would greatly reduce pollution.
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Wave Glider surfs across stormy Drake Passage in AntarcticaA hardy ocean drone made a first-ever attempt to surf across Antarctica's stormy Drake Passage gathering data about ocean mixing.
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Motivation may be less limited than we thinkAlthough we tire at specific tasks, study finds motivation to work may be stable throughout the day.
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Equifax sends breach victims to fake notification site Enlarge (credit: https://securityequifax2017.com/ ) The official Equifax Twitter account encouraged people to visit a knock-off website that mocks the company's security practices instead of the site the company created to warn of a massive data breach. That recent breach exposed personal details for as many as 143 million US consumers. In a tweet on Tuesday afternoon , an Equifax representative
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Tension with mom and siblings predicts midlife depression New research links tension with our mothers or siblings to symptoms of depression in midlife. …tension between mothers and adult children was a stronger predictor of depression for daughters than it was for sons. Relationships with our mothers and siblings change as we become adults and start our own families, but the quality of those relationships still has an effect on our well-being. The resea
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By ganging up, HIV antibodies may defeat the virusA duo or trio of powerful antibodies was effective at stopping an HIV-like infection in lab monkeys, two studies find.
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The 8 Cities Least Likely to Land Amazon’s New Headquarters Amazon’s Seattle campus. (Photo: AP) Amazon, as you may have heard, needs another base of operations. Rather than pick the best geographic location, Jeff Bezos dangled a substantial carrot in front of North America’s metropolitan centers: $5 billion in investment, and up to 50,000 jobs. Over 100 urban centers have already bent over backwards to submit their most enticing proposals to Amazon in th
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Why Mexico Is So Prone to Strong EarthquakesTwo powerful quakes, 12 days apart, have killed hundreds of people in Mexico this month. We look at how, where and why the big ones happen.
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New biomaterial could replace plastic laminates, greatly reduce pollutionAn inexpensive biomaterial that can be used to sustainably replace plastic barrier coatings in packaging and many other applications has been developed by Penn State researchers, who predict its adoption would greatly reduce pollution.
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Faulty cell signaling derails cerebral cortex development, could it lead to autism?As the embryonic brain develops, a complex cascade of cellular events occur, starting with progenitors -- the originating cells that generate neurons and spur proper cortex development. If this cascade malfunctions then the brain can develop abnormally. Eva Anton's lab at UNC has shown how the deletion of the protein APC in progenitor leads to massive disruption of brain development and the Wnt pr
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Plants combine color and fragrance to procure pollinatorsWho knew that it's possible to predict the fragrance of a flower by looking at its color?This is true for many of the 41 insect-pollinated plant species growing in a Phrygana scrubland habitat on the Greek island of Lesbos. An international research team published their findings Sept. 4 in Nature Ecology & Evolution.
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Communication key to preventing spread of drug-resistant bacteriaCommunication breakdowns between care facilities can pave the way for outbreaks of infection, according to research on the spread of an extensively drug-resistant bacterium.
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Monitoring the heart's mitochondria to predict cardiac arrest?A new device can assess in real time whether the body's tissues are receiving enough oxygen and, placed on the heart, can predict cardiac arrest in critically ill heart patients.
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WSU researchers see popular herbicide affecting health across generationsWashington State University researchers have found that a rat exposed to a popular herbicide while in the womb showed few apparent health effects, but the grand-offspring of that rat did have more disease, as did a great-grand offspring third generation.
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Efforts to save sea turtles are a 'global conservation success story'new study of the world's seven sea turtle species provides evidence that their numbers are growing overall (unlike many endangered vertebrates), thanks to years of conservation efforts that have played a key role in sea turtle recovery -- even for small sea turtle populations.
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Mathematics predicts a sixth mass extinctionDaniel Rothman, professor of geophysics in the MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences and co-director of MIT's Lorenz Center, has analyzed significant changes in the carbon cycle over the last 540 million years, including the five mass extinction events. He has identified 'thresholds of catastrophe' in the carbon cycle that, if exceeded, would lead to an unstable environment,
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Two antibodies are better than one for preventing HIV infectionA cocktail of two broadly-neutralizing HIV-1 antibodies (bNAbs) protected primates against infection with a mixed population of HIV viruses -- conditions that mimic real-world transmission -- researchers report.
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Three-in-one antibody protects monkeys from HIV-like virusA three-pronged antibody made in the laboratory protected monkeys from infection with two strains of SHIV, a monkey form of HIV, better than individual natural antibodies from which the engineered antibody is derived, researchers report in Science today.
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Scientists restore tumor-fighting structure to mutated breast cancer proteinsScientists have revealed the architecture of the breast cancer susceptibility protein (BRCA1) for the first time. The finding may provide answers toward restoring the protein's cancer-fighting ability. Triple negative breast cancer is often linked to inherited mutations in the BRCA1 gene.
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Handheld scanner divines how nutritious your food really isClimate change and soil degradation are depleting the nutrients in crops, but now a scanner can analyse grain to help farmers mitigate problems as it grows
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Why has a UK team genetically edited human embryos?The aim of the work is to better understand embryonic development, rather than to see if genome editing could prevent diseases in children
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Old fathers pass on more mutations to kids than old mothersA huge study of Icelanders suggests that older men pass on four times as many new mutations to their kids than women
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3D-printed alloys could lead to lighter planes that fly furtherModern aeroplanes are held together with thousands of rivets and fasteners. That could change soon, thanks to 3D-printed weldable alloys
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Infamous three-body problem has over a thousand new solutionsA long-standing maths puzzle has 1223 new solutions, more than doubling the number of possible paths three objects can take as they orbit one another
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Trump's NASA Nominee Wants to Study Climate Change on Mars—But Not on Earth Photo: AP Earlier this month, President Donald Trump nominated Jim Bridenstine—a Republican representative in Oklahoma—as NASA’s new leader. Like most people in this administration, Bridenstine actively supports ideas antithetical to his (soon-to-be) agency: he’s an avid supporter of private space companies and denies that human activity impacts climate change . Now, Bridenstine wants to take a s
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Icelanders Genomes Hint at Origins of Genetic DiversityAn analysis of 14,000 genomes reveals regions where new mutations are more likely to develop.
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Super-Sticky Robot Clings Underwater Like 'Hitchhiker' FishA new robot boasts a strong underwater grip.
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Who Were Cassini and Huygens?Who were the people who inspired the names for NASA's Cassini spacecraft and the European Space Agency's Huygens probe?
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How to Get One Trillion Devices OnlineChris Doran of ARM—the company that designed the chip in your smartphone—explains why security is the biggest obstacle for the Internet of things.
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Equifax Has Been Sending Consumers to a Fake Phishing Site for Almost Two Weeks Photo: AP Equifax’s response to its data breach has been a total shitshow, something the company seems determined to remind us of each and every day. For nearly two weeks, the company’s official Twitter account has been directing users to a fake lookalike website, the sole purpose of which is to expose Equifax’s reckless response to the breach. After announcing the breach, Equifax directed its cu
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Crazy New Hermit Crab Makes Its Home Inside Another Living Animal Left: Diogenes heteropsammicola and its coral house, Right: the hermit crab without its coral house. Image: Momoko Igawa The life of a hermit crab is one of repetition. Find an abandoned snail shell. Live in it. Nom on some flecks of detritus. Grow bigger. Find a slightly bigger shell. Repeat all steps for the rest of your crustacean life. The most onerous part is continually upgrading the shell,
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Ophobning af kulstof i havet kan sætte gang i ny masseudryddelse allerede om 100 årAmerikansk professor peger på, at ændringer i kulstofkredsløbet kan bringe os i ukendt territorium efter 2100, hvor vi havner i en situation, der tidligere i Jordens historie har været forbundet med masseudryddelse af havdyr.
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NASA finds very heavy rainfall in Hurricane MariaNASA looked into Hurricane Maria and found that powerful convective storms within the hurricane were dropping heavy rainfall.
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Immune cells may heal bleeding brain after strokesBy studying rodents, researchers showed that instead of attacking germs, some neutrophils may help heal the brain after an intracerebral hemorrhage, a form of stroke caused by ruptured blood vessels. The study suggests that two neutrophil-related proteins may play critical roles in protecting the brain from stroke-induced damage and could be used as treatments for intracerebral hemorrhage.
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Comet or asteroid? Hubble discovers that a unique object is a binaryNASA's Hubble Space Telescope helped an international team of astronomers find that an unusual object in the asteroid belt is, in fact, two asteroids orbiting each other that have comet-like features. These include a bright halo of material, called a coma, and a long tail of dust.
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Oxidative stress produces damage linked with increased risk of preterm birthA group of scientists led by Ramkumar Menon at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has gained new insights into what factors lead to preterm birth. This study is currently available in the American Journal of Pathology.
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Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar systemWith the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter: two asteroids orbiting each other and exhibiting comet-like features, including a bright coma and a long tail. This is the first known binary asteroid also classified as a comet. The research
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By 2100, oceans may hold enough carbon to launch sixth mass extermination of species, mathematics predicts (Update)In the past 540 million years, the Earth has endured five mass extinction events, each involving processes that upended the normal cycling of carbon through the atmosphere and oceans. These globally fatal perturbations in carbon each unfolded over thousands to millions of years, and are coincident with the widespread extermination of marine species around the world.
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New hermit crab uses live coral as its homeA new hermit crab species can live in a walking coral's cavity in a reciprocal relationship, replacing the usual marine worm partner, according to a study published September 20, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Momoko Igawa and Makoto Kato from Kyoto University, Japan.
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Nest's New Security System Makes Me Feel Sad for Nest The Nest Guard Everybody seemed excited about Nest’s big event on Wednesday. New products! Several of them! New direction! Much needed for a company plagued with security flaws , product defects , and loads of other problems . But the most innovative thing that Nest announced was an alarm. Literally, a box that makes a loud noise. It’s called the Nest Guard, and it does not feel like a comeback.
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The Lego Ninjago Movie Feels Like It Was Put Together the Wrong Way All Images: Warner Bros. The Lego Ninjago Movie starts like a strobe light and ends like a night light. At first, it’s bright, loud, fast, and in your face—a constant barrage of visuals and sounds. Then it slows down considerably, focusing on the story and character development. One part is better than the other but neither is great, and, unlike Legos, they just don’t fit together. The third movi
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Could Hurricane Maria Make Landfall in the US?Hurricane Maria is wreaking havoc on Puerto Rico today, but will the storm's fierce winds make landfall on the mainland United States?
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When residents take charge of their rainforests, fewer trees dieWhen the government gives citizens a personal stake in forested land, trees don't disappear as quickly and environmental harm slows down.
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Samsung's $3,500 QLED TV Almost Feels Like It's Worth It All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo Huge, detailed, brightly colored images flickered across the screen, illuminating the whole room like the lights off one of those laser light disco balls at the skating rink. My brother’s eyes bulged. “It’s too much,” he gasped as I scrambled for the remote just to pause the vivid assault on our eyeballs. He’d just come over to help me set up the enormous 65-inch Q9
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Jurgen Knoblich (IMBA) 2: Modeling Human Brain Development in 3D Organoid Culture Asymmetric cell division (in which two different daughter cells are formed) is critical during human brain development. Dr. Knoblich explains how the fate of each daughter cell is determined. Part 1: Asymmetric Cell Division: From Drosophila to Humans: Asymmetric cell division is critical during embryogenesis, including for human brain development. How is this important process determined? Part 2
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Jurgen Knoblich (IMBA) 1: Asymmetric Cell Division; From Drosophila to Humans Asymmetric cell division (in which two different daughter cells are formed) is critical during human brain development. Dr. Knoblich explains how the fate of each daughter cell is determined. Part 1: Asymmetric Cell Division: From Drosophila to Humans: Asymmetric cell division is critical during embryogenesis, including for human brain development. How is this important process determined? Part 2
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In a first, human embryos edited to explore gene functionIn groundbreaking research, CRISPR/Cas9 used to study human development for the first time.
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Apple CEO defends 'dreamers' programApple CEO Tim Cook defended the government program that protects young immigrants in the U.S. illegally and called immigration the "biggest issue of our time."
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Life differences make women less risk tolerant when investingPrior research has long shown that women are, on average, less risk tolerant in their financial decisions than men. This is a concern as investors with low levels of risk tolerance might have greater difficulty reaching their financial goals and building adequate retirement wealth because they are unlikely to invest in stocks. Now, a researcher from the University of Missouri has found that men an
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What Mentorship Can Mean to Undocumented Immigrants Well before Jose Antonio Vargas became a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and filmmaker, he was told he couldn’t get an internship at The Seattle Times because he was an undocumented immigrant. At the time he feared that his immigration status would threaten both his ability to build a career in journalism as well as his ability to stay in the United States. Today, with more experience and bette
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Donald Trump's Other Wall President Trump offered Tuesday a glimpse into his administration’s refugee policy when he told the UN General Assembly that the U.S. supports efforts to host those displaced by conflict “as close to their home countries as possible,” calling it “the safe, responsible and humanitarian approach.” “For the cost of resettling one refugee in the United States, we can assist more than 10 in their home
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How This Year's Oscar Contenders Are Tackling Trump When introducing his new movie The Shape of Water at the Toronto International Film Festival last week, the director Guillermo del Toro was clear about the message he wanted to convey. The Shape of Water is a romantic, grown-up fairytale, where a mute woman (Sally Hawkins) working at a secret government facility in 1962 falls in love with a sea creature (Doug Jones) that’s being held there agains
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How to (Maybe) Play the Super Secret Copy of NES Golf Hidden on Your Nintendo Switch [Update] Image: Gizmodo/Screenshot Last weekend, a user calling themselves yellows8 , posted an intriguing discovery to SwitchBrew.org , a site dedicated to finding ways to hack the Nintendo Switch. Hidden on every Switch console is a mysterious game called Flog , which turns out to be an emulated version of the 1984 NES game Golf upgraded with motion controls. An even bigger mystery was finding a way to
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Samsung overgiver sig: Giver brugerne kontrol over uønsket assistent-knapUdvalgte brugere kan nu deaktivere Bixby-knappen på siden af telefon-modellerne Galaxy S8 og Note8.
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CRISPR used to peer into human embryos' first days Gene-edited embryos enable researchers to unpick role of a crucial gene, with more studies likely to follow. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22646
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Editing Embryo DNA Yields Clues About Early Human Development Researchers disabled a gene that they think helps determine which human embryos will develop normally. The technique they used is controversial because it could be used to change babies' DNA. (Image credit: Courtesy of The Francis Crick Institute)
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System automatically modifies code for transfer to other programsResearchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a new system that allows programmers to transplant code from one program into another. The programmer can select the code from one program and an insertion point in a second program, and the system will automatically make modifications necessary -- such as changing variable names -- to integrate the
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Life differences make women less risk tolerant when investingPrior research has long shown that women are less risk tolerant in their financial decisions than men. Now, a researcher from the University of Missouri has found that men and women do not think about investment risks differently. Instead, income uncertainty affects men and women differently, which leads to differences in risk tolerance.
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Researchers hit the brakes on lethal brain cancers in miceNew research conducted in mice provides evidence that highly lethal brain tumors, called high-grade gliomas, stop growing when deprived of a specific molecule naturally produced when brain cells fire. The experiments, led by a group of scientists from Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, suggest that targeting a protein called neuroligin-3 may prove beneficial in patients with these disease
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Scientists create world's first 'molecular robot' capable of building moleculesScientists at the University of Manchester have created the world's first 'molecular robot' that is capable of performing basic tasks including building other molecules.
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Winter restricts innovationWhy are there so many more species in the tropics? The 'storage effect' is stronger there than in temperate forests.
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Genome editing reveals role of gene important for human embryo developmentResearchers have used genome editing technology to reveal the role of a key gene in human embryos in the first few days of development. This is the first time that genome editing has been used to study gene function in human embryos, which could help scientists to better understand the biology of our early development.
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Metallurgy breakthroughHRL Laboratories, LLC, has made a breakthrough in metallurgy with the announcement that researchers at the famous facility have developed a technique for successfully 3-D printing high-strength aluminum alloys that opens the door to additive manufacturing of engineering-relevant alloys.
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The right way to repair DNASalk scientists discover that microprotein helps cells choose best path to repair genes and avoid cancer.
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Thousands of new microbial communities identified in human bodyA new study of the human microbiome -- the trillions of microbial organisms that live on and within our bodies -- has analyzed thousands of new measurements of microbial communities from the gut, skin, mouth, and vaginal microbiome, yielding new insights into the role these microbes play in human health.
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Researchers identify millions of new genes in the human microbiomeA new study of the human microbiome has uncovered millions of previously unknown genes from microbial communities in the human gut, skin, mouth, and vaginal microbiome, allowing for new insights into the role these microbes play in human health and disease.
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Brain cancer growth halted by absence of protein, Stanford study findsThe growth of certain aggressive brain tumors can be halted by cutting off their access to a signaling molecule produced by the brain's nerve cells, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
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Scientists make atoms-thick Post-It notes for solar cells and circuitsA study led by UChicago researchers, published Sept. 20 in Nature, describes an innovative method to make stacks of semiconductors just a few atoms thick. The technique offers scientists and engineers a simple, cost-effective method to make thin, uniform layers of these materials, which could expand capabilities for devices from solar cells to cell phones.
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Newly ID'd role of major Alzheimer's gene suggests possible therapeutic targetA new role has been identified for the major Alzheimer's risk factor ApoE4, suggesting that targeting the protein may help treat the disease. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis show that ApoE4 exacerbates the brain damage caused by toxic tangles of a different Alzheimer's-associated protein: tau. In the absence of ApoE, tau tangles did very little harm to brain ce
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Attorneys: Portions of Foxconn law could be unconstitutionalNonpartisan attorneys for the Wisconsin Legislature are warning that portions of a newly signed law speeding up legal appeals related to a planned flat-screen display factory could be unconstitutional.
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Neutralization of pathogenic fungi with small-molecule immunotherapeuticsFungal infections represent an increasing health crisis, especially for immune-deficient patients. American scientists now report in the journal Angewandte Chemie that specific help could be provided by small-molecule immunotherapeutics with novel mechanism of action. They developed small bifunctional molecules that simultaneously bind both chitin, a specific feature of the fungal cell wall and a
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Nevada experiment mimics earthquakes to test bridge designsA day after a deadly earthquake struck Mexico City, University of Nevada scientists will mimic quakes to test new bridge designs developed to help the structures better withstand violent temblors.
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Motorola redux? Google appears set to buy HTC Enlarge / The all-glass back of the HTC U11. (credit: Ron Amadeo) Evidence is mounting that Google is going to buy HTC. Bloomberg's Tim Culpan is reporting HTC shares will halt trading tomorrow pending a "major announcement" from the company. The speculation is that the struggling smartphone and VR headset company is going to be sold, and further speculation suggests the buyer is Google. The "Goo
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Hundreds of UK women are seeking illegal abortions onlineWomen legally entitled to abortions are attempting to buy pills online because they cannot access clinics due to distance, waiting times and domestic abuse
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Juicero Founder Hops on Silicon Valley's Hot Starvation Fad With 'Raw Water' Fast Screenshots: Instagram/ Doug Evans Juicero, the startup that brought us $399 cold press juice machines that work as good as your bare hands, shut down earlier this month . While his company was being squeezed dry, founder Doug Evans reportedly posted a video of himself vanishing into a sandstorm at Burning Man . And now, a few weeks later, Evans has apparently emerged to embrace a new overpriced
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Mysterious flesh-eating bacteria is raging in Australia Enlarge / A beach on Mornington Peninsula, a hotbed for the mysterious disease. (credit: Fir0002 ) In the last year, cases of a ghastly but mysterious flesh-eating bacterial infection have more than doubled in Victoria, Australia, raising alarm among health experts. There were 239 cases of the flesh-eating infections in the past 12 months, according to figures (PDF) released this week by health a
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Inside the Second Coming of NestAfter some bumps in the road to home-automation nirvana, Google’s Nest tries to level up with a new suite of products.
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Europe urged to reconsider pullout from 'Armageddon' asteroid missionSpace scientists urged Europe Wednesday to rethink its withdrawal from a futuristic, international dry-run for an Armageddon-like mission to deflect a space rock on a calamitous collision course with Earth.
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Engineers 3-D print high-strength aluminum, solve ages-old welding problem using nanoparticlesHRL Laboratories has made a breakthrough in metallurgy with the announcement that researchers at the famous facility have developed a technique for successfully 3D printing high-strength aluminum alloys—including types Al7075 and Al6061—that opens the door to additive manufacturing of engineering-relevant alloys. These alloys are very desirable for aircraft and automobile parts and have been among
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The right way to repair DNAIs it better to do a task quickly and make mistakes, or to do it slowly but perfectly? When it comes to deciding how to fix breaks in DNA, cells face the same choice between two major repair pathways. The decision matters, because the wrong choice could cause even more DNA damage and lead to cancer.
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Scientists create world's first 'molecular robot' capable of building moleculesScientists at The University of Manchester have created the world's first 'molecular robot' that is capable of performing basic tasks including building other molecules.
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Winter restricts innovation—A new model for tropical plant biodiversity is based on the 'storage effect'Based on data from 10 long-term forest monitoring plots, including seven from the Smithsonian's ForestGEO network, a team led by Jacob Usinowicz during his doctoral dissertation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, provides the first evidence that the 'storage effect' enables tree species to coexist and is stronger in the tropics. The team's results, published in the Sept. 20 edition of the jou
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Scientists make atoms-thick Post-It notes for solar cells and circuitsOver the past half-century, scientists have shaved silicon films down to just a wisp of atoms in pursuit of smaller, faster electronics. For the next set of breakthroughs, though, they'll need novel ways to build even tinier and more powerful devices.
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DNA editing in human embryos reveals role of fertility 'master gene' In a first for the UK, genome editing has been used to understand embryo development, and could help uncover the causes of recurrent miscarriages Scientists in Britain have revealed the role of a fertility “master gene” in one of the world’s first demonstrations of DNA editing in human embryos. The study, which marks a first for the UK, could help uncover the cause of recurrent miscarriages and l
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Fathers pass on four times as many new genetic mutations as mothers – study Faults in male DNA are a driver for rare childhood diseases, research suggests, with men passing on one new mutation for every eight months of age Children inherit four times as many new mutations from their fathers than their mothers, according to research that suggests faults in the men’s DNA are a driver for rare childhood diseases. Researchers studied 14,000 Icelanders and found that men pass
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Early Viking Boat Grave Discovered in NorwayArchaeologists have discovered a boat grave and possible human remains dating to around the time the Vikings started exploring and raiding lands across Europe.
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Readers ponder mini-spacecraft and Canaanites’ genomesReaders have questions about miniature spacecraft project and Canaanite genealogy.
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Scientists want to use your cell phone data and pee to track drug use Health Cellular data could be the key to flushing out wastewater's valuable secrets. The trouble with sewage is you never know how many pees and poos are really in there—amiright?
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NASA gets an infrared view of large Tropical Storm JoseSatellite imagery shows that Jose is a large storm, with a large reach. NASA's Aqua satellite captured cloud top temperatures of Tropical Storm Jose that revealed the strongest storms were in the northeastern part of the tropical cyclone but the storm is so large that it is causing dangerous ocean conditions from Bermuda to the U.S. East coast.
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Older Parents May Both Pass Down More New MutationsAging fathers transmit more, but new findings shed light on mothers’ contributions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Parents: How you manage conflict has an impact on your kidsIt's not always bad for children to be exposed to their parents' disagreements. It's how those disagreements are handled that really matters, according to a University of Arizona study.
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Epilepsy drugs may have damaging effects on children's bonesIn a study published in Epilepsia, young people taking anti-epileptic drugs experienced elevated rates of bone fractures and had reductions in tibial bone mineral density and lower limb muscle force.
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Nature offers inspiration, and occasionally courageActing Editor in Chief Elizabeth Quill discusses how nature can inspire people to make long-lasting change.
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Scientists propose new concept of terrestrial planet formationScientists have long been intrigued by the surfaces of terrestrial bodies other than Earth which reveal deep similarities beneath their superficially differing volcanic and tectonic histories.
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Most Americans get science news from general outlets more say specialty outlets more accurateAt a time when science information is increasingly at the center of public divides, most Americans say they get science news no more than a few times per month, and when they do, most get it by happenstance rather than intentionally, according to a new Pew Research Center study. About one-third (36%) of Americans say they get science news at least a few times per week, 30% typically seek it out an
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Uber Claims Company Put Bogus Ads on Breitbart in Industry-Shaking Lawsuit Photo: Getty Earlier this year, hundreds of companies began to publicly flee participation in the alt-right website Breitbart’s marketing network. One of those companies was Uber. But in a new lawsuit, Uber claims that its contracted advertising agency fraudulently continued to place ads on Breitbart, and the case seems poised to rock the seedy world of digital ads. Since the election of Donald T
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Oxytocin turns up the volume of your social environmentA new study from UC Davis shows that the so-called 'love hormone' oxytocin can intensify negative as well as positive experiences.
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Lego and Play-Doh inspire particles that self-assemble Researchers have created self-assembling “patchy particles” that are 1/200th the width of a human hair and can form endless structures from a handful of basic pieces. “Imagine that you want to build a castle, but instead of handpicking the bricks and patiently connecting them one by one, you simply shake the box of pieces so that they magically connect to one another in forming a full-featured ca
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Bat brain signals illuminate navigation in the darkNew lab technologies that let bats fly freely allow scientists to track nerve cell signals as the animals dodge and weave.
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How bats could help tomato farmers (and the U.S. Navy)The way bats navigate their environs inspires engineers to develop better sonar and robots that can estimate crop yield or deliver packages
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This Extinct Frog Probably Ate Crocodiles and Dinosaurs Image: Nobu Tamura /Wikimedia Commons Poison aside, frogs are generally weak and pathetic. Dinosaurs, meanwhile, range from weak and pathetic to huge and strong, so I’m going to say they’re generally “not weak.” But 70 million years ago, things were different. Extinct species of frogs like the Beelzebufo ampinga grew to be ten pounds in size. Maybe they even ate the weakest dinosaurs. A team of B
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The Ikea Place App Shows the Practical Promise of AR KitNo, you can't turn your living room into a battlefield. But you can see what that sofa would look like if you bought it.
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Some PhD students say ‘no thanks’ to becoming professors Many PhD students aiming to work in academia lose interest in that track before graduating, a new study suggests. “They’re not being forced out of academia and into less desirable jobs…. many lose interest in the faculty career itself…” There are growing concerns that the challenges of landing a faculty job are discouraging young science and engineering PhDs from pursuing careers in academia. The
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Elektrisk dumper bliver verdens største elkøretøjDumperen fra Komatsu skal producere mere energi, end den bruger.
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NASA gets an infrared view of large Tropical Storm JoseSatellite imagery shows that Jose is a large storm, with a large reach. NASA's Aqua satellite captured cloud top temperatures of Tropical Storm Jose that revealed the strongest storms were in the northeastern part of the tropical cyclone but the storm is so large that it is causing dangerous ocean conditions from Bermuda to the US East coast.
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Slowly proliferating melanoma cells with high metastatic propertiesA study conducted at The Wistar Institute has led to the identification of a slowly proliferating and highly invasive melanoma cell subpopulation, characterized by production of a protein associated with invasive behavior.
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Dinosaur evolution: Lumbering giants had agile ancestorsThe best known sauropod dinosaurs were huge herbivorous creatures, whose brain structures were markedly different from those of their evolutionary predecessors, for the earliest representatives of the group were small, lithe carnivores.
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Finding a natural defense against clogged arteriesResearchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified an unexpected natural protective factor against chronic inflammation that drives cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes.
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Scientists propose new concept of terrestrial planet formationA team of scientists from NASA, Hampton University and the University of Hong Kong propose a new way of understanding the cooling and transfer of heat from terrestrial planetary interiors and how that affects the generation of the volcanic terrains that dominate the rocky planets.
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Most Americans get science news from general outlets more say specialty outlets more accurateMost Americans say they get science news no more than a few times per month, and when they do, most get it by happenstance rather than intentionally, according to a new Pew Research Center study. About one-third (36 percent) of Americans say they get science news at least a few times per week, 30 percent typically seek it out and only 17 percent of Americans report doing both.
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Animal acoustic activity decline shows forest fire pollution wreaks havoc on wildlifeForest fires in Southeast Asia during the El Niño droughts of 2015 caused considerable disruption to the biodiversity of the region due to the smoke-induced 'haze' they created, according to new research led by Benjamin Lee at the University of Kent and the National Parks Board in Singapore.
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Voters reward—or punish—school board incumbents based on white students' achievementVoters reward or punish incumbent school board members based on the achievement of white students in their district, while outcomes for African-American and Hispanic students get relatively little attention at the ballot box, according to a study co-authored by a Baylor University scholar.
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Researchers discover unique property of critical methane-producing enzymeAn unexpected discovery has given scientists a greater understanding of an important methane-producing enzyme.
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Amazon Is Reportedly Building Alexa Smart Specs
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How Teotihuacan's urban design was lost and foundName one civilization located in the Americas that pre-dates the arrival of Europeans. You probably replied with the Aztecs, the Inca or perhaps the Maya. A new paper, published in De Gruyter's open access journal Open Archeology, by Michael E. Smith of Arizona State University shows how this view of American civilizations is narrow. It is entitled "The Teotihuacan Anomaly: The Historical Trajecto
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Using AI, citizen science and disaster response to help victims of Hurricane IrmaA highly unusual collaboration between information engineers at Oxford, the Zooniverse citizen science platform and international disaster response organization Rescue Global is enabling a rapid and effective response to Hurricane Irma.
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Aligning the primary mirror segments of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope with lightEngineers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston used light waves to align the James Webb Space Telescope's mirror segments to each other, so they act like a single, monolithic mirror in the cryogenic cold of the center's iconic Chamber A.
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The Real Losers of the Graham-Cassidy Health-Care Bill “Obamacare, for whatever reason, favors four blue states against the rest of us.” So South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, in a floor speech on Monday, defended the central rationale of his Obamacare replacement, the Graham-Cassidy bill. In that speech and other statements , Graham has cast his bill as a redistribution, taking federal Obamacare money poured into the liberal bastions of Californi
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World Leaders and Tech Titans Duke It Out Over Policing Extremist Content
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Comcast looks forward to more mergers during Trump presidency Enlarge / Comcast executive David Cohen testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the proposed merger of Time Warner Cable and Comcast, on May 8, 2014. (credit: Getty Images | Drew Angerer) President Donald Trump said on the campaign trail that his administration would take a tough stance against mergers and consider breaking up Comcast and other conglomerates. But nearly a year int
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How 139 Countries Could Be Powered by 100% Renewable Energy by 2050Scientists have published a detailed road map to move 139 countries to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, according to a recent study.
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Dishonored: Death of the Outsider review—no gods, no kings Enlarge / The game doesn't judge you for getting your hands dirty anymore. Ten minutes into Dishonored: Death of the Outsider , I thought it was a slick standalone addition with smart mechanical improvements over its predecessor. An hour later, it was already my favorite Dishonored title to date. That praise isn’t quite as effusive as it might sound. I've never gelled well with Dishonored ’s joyl
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Binge drinking in college may lower chances of landing a job after collegeHeavy drinking six times a month reduces the probability that a new college graduate will land a job by 10 percent, according to a Tel Aviv University researcher.
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New study offers novel treatment strategy for patients with colon cancerColorectal cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. In a new study, researchers demonstrate for the first time that a previously uncharacterized protein is increased in colon cancer. The protein is immunoglobulin containing proline rich receptor-1 (IGPR-1) which was recently identified in the same laboratory as a cell adhesion molecule.
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Animal acoustic activity decline shows forest fire pollution wreaks havoc on wildlifeForest fires in Southeast Asia during the El Niño droughts of 2015 caused considerable disruption to the biodiversity of the region due to the smoke-induced 'haze' they created, according to new research led by Benjamin Lee at the University of Kent and the National Parks Board in Singapore.
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A WikiLeaks Russia Dump Reveals Just Enough—But Not Too MuchThis week, WikiLeaks turned its sites on Russia—and while it didn't reveal much, something beats nothing at all.
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Amazon barsler med smart-brille: Skal flytte digital assistent helt ind i øretDen digitale assistent Alexa er på vej ind i det indre øre - uden brug af høretelefoner.
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Our closest star system may be home to a stolen star and planetProxima b, the nearest exoplanet to Earth, may have been captured along with its star instead of born in the dangerous three-star system where it now lives
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Wednesday's Top Deals: NetGear Routers, Dyson Vacuums, Amazon Supplement Sale, and More We kick off today’s best deals with NetGear Routers , refurbished Dyson Vacuums , Amazon Supplement sale , and more! Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals NETGEAR Nighthawk AC1750 + Modem , $120 Owning your own modem is one of the easiest ways to stick it to your ISP , and you can pick one up while also upgrading your router for one low price today. $1
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France's President Defies Trump at the UN Since the Second World War, American presidents have repeatedly gone before the United Nations General Assembly and made a similar argument: The United States has national interests just like any other country, but in the modern era those interests are increasingly international in scope and shared by people around the world, requiring more of the multilateral cooperation that the UN was founded
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A Radar for Industrial Robots May Guide Collaboration with HumansThe sensor makes it possible to track the movements and actions of workers inside a factory or warehouse.
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Researchers discover unique property of critical methane-producing enzymeAn unexpected discovery has given a group of University of Illinois scientists a greater understanding of an important methane-producing enzyme called methyl-coenzyme M reductase, or MCR. Their findings overturn what was previously believed to be true in the field: that a set of unique modifications present in MCR were essential to how the enzyme functions.
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Voters reward -- or punish -- school board incumbents based on white students' achievementVoters reward or punish incumbent school board members based on the achievement of white students in their district, while outcomes for African-American and Hispanic students get relatively little attention at the ballot box, according to a study co-authored by a Baylor University scholar.
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Summer rainfall over the Yangtze River valley can differ after similar El Nino eventsThe rainfall over the Yangtze River valley in the summer of 2016 was much weaker than that in 1998, despite the intensity of the 2016 El Nino having been as strong as that in 1998. A group of scientists from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, have now revealed the remarkable role played by the mid-latitude circulation in this surprising feature.
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Kessler study shows behavioral approach reduces cognitive fatigue in multiple sclerosisMS researchers describe a new nonpharmacological approach to reducing cognitive fatigue in MS. Using functional neuroimaging, they showed the prospect of monetary reward stimulates the fronto-striatal network and reduces cognitive fatigue in MS and controls. This is the first study to demonstrate this effect in an MS population.
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What mainly contributes to heat waves over the Yangtze River valley?Sea surface temperature forcing can explain about two-thirds of heat wave variability and the other third comes from atmospheric internal variability during 1979-2008.
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How Teotihuacan's urban design was lost and foundThe paper outlines how the urban design of the city of Teotihuacan differed from past and subsequent cities, only to be rediscovered and partially modelled on many centuries later by the Aztecs.
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Real or fake? Creating fingers to protect identitiesMSU biometric expert Anil Jain and doctoral student Joshua Engelsma have for the first time designed and created a fake finger containing multiple key properties of human skin. Commonly called a spoof, this fake finger has been used to test two of the predominant types of fingerprint readers to help determine their resilience to spoof attacks.
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World Faces Sharp Rise in Tropical Storm Damage RiskStorms could inflict much larger losses as coastal communities grow rapidly -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Chinese man pleads guilty in global software piracy caseA Chinese businessman has pleaded guilty to his role in an international, multimillion dollar software piracy case.
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'Overwatch' eSports league to debut in DecemberActivision Blizzard announced Wednesday its "Overwatch" eSports league—cashing in on the rise of video gaming as a spectator sport—would make its debut in December.
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Dockless bike-share hits US capital, following craze in China (Update)Dockless bike-sharing, a trend which has taken China by storm, arrived in the US capital Wednesday with the launch of new services aimed at promoting two-wheeled travel without the hassle of a docking station.
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Report: Iran group hacks aviation, petrochemical industriesA group of hackers suspected of working in Iran for its government is targeting the aviation and petrochemical industries in Saudi Arabia, the U.S. and South Korea, a cybersecurity firm warned Wednesday.
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All the stuff you can do with iPhone 8 that you couldn’t with iPhone 7 Gadgets Here's what that upgrade will get you. Dig into what upgrading to the iPhone 8 actually gets you.
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The Anger of Jimmy Kimmel “By the way, before you post a nasty Facebook message saying I’m politicizing my son’s health problems, I want you to know: I am politicizing my son’s health problems.” That was Jimmy Kimmel on Tuesday evening, in a monologue reacting to the introduction of Graham-Cassidy , the (latest) bill that seeks to replace the Affordable Care Act. Kimmel had talked about health care on his show before , in
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Alexa, what do you see? Amazon said to be working on glassesAmazon is attempting to develop glasses that pair with Alexa and would allow users to access the voice-activated assistant outside the home, according to a newspaper report.
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Scientists find cellular backup plan for keeping iron levels just rightIron is essential for cells to function, but excess iron can damage cells. Accordingly, cells have sophisticated molecular mechanisms to constantly sense and adjust iron levels. Disorders of cellular iron metabolism affect, by some estimates, more than a third of the world's population. In addition to well-known disorders like anemia, caused by overall insufficient levels of iron in the human body
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Is the Milky Way an 'outlier' galaxy? Studying its 'siblings' for cluesThe most-studied galaxy in the universe—the Milky Way—might not be as "typical" as previously thought, according to a new study.
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Gravity may be created by strange flashes in the quantum realmA model of how wave forms of quantum systems collapse reveals a way they could create gravitational fields, and perhaps even reconcile two pillars of physics
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Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger back for a new Terminator movie Enlarge / Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor. (credit: Studio Canal ) For fans of the 1984 thriller The Terminator and its 1991 action sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day , the sequels have been a consistent disappointment. I'm hesitant to get my hopes up too much—although I didn't hate Terminator Genisys as much as others did, it certainly wasn't the movie that its trailer had me hoping it would be —b
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Scientists find cellular backup plan for keeping iron levels just rightResearchers in the Nutritional Sciences department at the University of Wisconsin have uncovered a new connection in the network of checks and balances underlying cellular iron regulation.
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Is the Milky Way an 'outlier' galaxy? Studying its 'siblings' for cluesThe most-studied galaxy in the universe -- the Milky Way -- might not be as 'typical' as previously thought, according to a new study. Early results from the Satellites Around Galactic Analogs (SAGA) Survey indicate that the Milky Way's satellites are much more tranquil than other systems of comparable luminosity and environment. Many satellites of those 'sibling' galaxies are actively pumping out
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Immune cells produce wound healing factor, could lead to new IBD treatmentSpecific immune cells have the ability to produce a healing factor that can promote wound repair in the intestine, a finding that could lead to new, potential therapeutic treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a new research study.
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Penn researchers identify new target, develop new drug for cancer therapiesOpening up a new pathway to fight cancer, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found a way to target an enzyme that is crucial to tumor growth while also blocking the mechanism that has made past attempts to target that enzyme resistant to treatment. Researchers were able to use this finding to develop a drug that successfully inhibits tumor growth of melanoma as well as pancreatic a
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'Capicua' gene plays a key role in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemiaResearchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre have discovered a genetic alteration that is directly involved in at least 10 percent of cases of one of the most common cancers in children, T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. In a paper published this week in the printed edition of Genes and Development, the scientists explain how the mice in which a specific gene, known as Capicua, ha
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Mathematicians ask: What's in a ripple?When a fluid or a gas experiences a sudden disturbance, it often gives rise to a phenomenon known as an undular bore, which consists of a series of rapid oscillations that propagate and spread. But how to describe what transpires? New mathematics research brings us closer to finding an answer.
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Hold the phone: An ambulance might lower your chances of surviving some injuriesVictims of gunshots and stabbings are significantly less likely to die if they're taken to the trauma center by a private vehicle than ground emergency medical services (EMS), according to results of a new analysis.
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Long-term follow-up after weight-loss surgery finds high rate of anemiaResearchers found a high rate of anemia 10 years after patients received Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, suggesting that long-term follow-up with a bariatric specialist is important to lessen the risk for anemia, according to a study published by JAMA Surgery.
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Chemists speak out on sexual harassment in academiaSexual misconduct on college campuses is an age-old problem that continues to plague students and faculty, and is now the subject of renewed debate. It can traumatize those who are harassed, and change the course of people's careers. The cover article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, shares how sexual harassment has affected chemistry
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Scientists prevent hacker attacks on carsToday, many cars are offering a digital gateway which hackers can misuse. Scientists at the Competence Center for IT Security at Saarland University and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence have therefore developed a technology that can prevent such attacks. With the freely available software 'vatiCAN,' car manufacturers can retrofit their programs. The new technology is presente
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Theoretical physicist rethinks how we differentiate organisms on the microbial scaleEven Charles Darwin, the author of "The Origin of Species", had a problem with species.
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New Army models predict number of cyberattacks that pierce company networksA new study from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory presents evidence that the number of cyber intrusions can be predicted, particularly when analysts are already observing activities on a company or government organization's computer network.
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Criminal Justice Review examines special victim populationsA special issue of Criminal Justice Review focuses on the victimization of specialized populations, including youth involved in prostitution, youth living in foster care, LGBTQ students in middle and high school, female college students, and victims of continuous child sexual abuse, and examines the delivery of services and the development of policy to address these groups. Lisa Mufti?, an associa
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McLaren builds a virtual hypercar for the next Gran Turismo game McLaren Way back in the mists of time—OK, it was 2013—Polyphony Digital's Kazunori Yamauchi challenged the automotive world to think outside the box for Gran Turismo 6 . Kaz wanted some unique concept cars for the game, and a bunch of car companies (as well as a few design studios and even Nike) signed on to the project, called Vision GT. I must confess, I thought the idea dead and buried what wi
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The Impossible Burger: Inside the Strange Science of the Fake Meat That 'Bleeds'Join WIRED for the deepest dive yet into the science of the Impossible Burger, the genetically engineered fake meat on a mission to upend the beef industry.
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Sunken German Submarine From WWI Likely Contains Remains of 23 Sailors Sketch of the sub in its current position (Image: Tomas Termote) Marine archaeologists have discovered a German submarine off the coast of Belgium in the North Sea. The U-boat dates back to the First World War, and its near-pristine condition suggests the remains of all 23 sailors are still inside. The Associated Press reports that the German Type UB II submarine was discovered by Tomas Termote,
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Apple acknowledges connection issue with new Apple Watch Enlarge / The Series 3 supports several watch faces, as expected. The headline feature of the new Apple Watch may not work as reliably as it should when the device starts shipping later this week. In a review of the Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular , which promises the ability to connect to LTE networks independently from a user’s iPhone, The Verge’s Lauren Goode wrote that the device repeatedl
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The most Martian place on Earth | Armando Azua-BustosHow can you study Mars without a spaceship? Head to the most Martian place on Earth -- the Atacama Desert in Chile. Astrobiologist Armando Azua-Bustos grew up in this vast, arid landscape and now studies the rare life forms that have adapted to survive there, some in areas with no reported rainfall for the past 400 years. Explore the possibility of finding life elsewhere in the universe without le
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Guess who? Facial expressions can cause confusionPhotos of the same person can look substantially different. For example, your passport photo may look quite different from your driving license, or your face in holiday photos. Research has shown when photos of an individual's face are judged too dissimilar to go together, people will tend to think they show several different identities. Scientists from the University of Bristol tested this concep
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Halogen bonding-mediated metal-free controlled cationic polymerizationChemists at the Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech) report a metal-free method to control cationic polymerization that provides a new framework for higher quality industrial polymers applicable to semi-conductors and bio-materials. The reaction depends on weak halogen bonding and the addition of a small amount of ammonium salt to produce long, homogeneous polymers. The study can be read in Che
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Marine scientists allege Japan has blocked researchers from joining South Korean ship Controversy over vessel's name may impede oceanographic collaboration. Nature 549 318 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22621
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The Good Place Is Still TV Heaven This story contains spoilers through the whole first season of The Good Place. The moment The Good Place transformed from genially quirky sitcom to malevolently brilliant work of art came at the end of the first season, when Eleanor (Kristen Bell) finally twigged that something was extremely wrong with heaven. After dying in the first episode and being welcomed by an angel named Michael (Ted Dans
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A Presidential Misunderstanding of Deterrence How are we to make sense of the president of the United States—a man with unitary launch authority for over a thousand nuclear weapons—going before the United Nations General Assembly and threatening to annihilate a sovereign state? That’s exactly what President Donald Trump did on Tuesday, halfway into a long, winding speech on everything from sovereignty to UN funding. “The United States has gr
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Opioids Are Shaving Months Off U.S. Life Expectancy Photo: AP The United States has an opioid problem. Heroin overdose deaths rates have tripped since 2010 according to one report —and overall opioid overdose death rates have tripled since 2000. It’s not going away. Looking at how the opioid epidemic has affected U.S. life expectancy between 2000 and 2015, scientists at the CDC learned that on average, drug poisoning deaths are accounting for an a
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New quality control method to select effective MβCD for treating Neimann-Pick diseaseResearchers have developed a quality control method to evaluate the pharmacological activity and potential effectiveness of different preparations of the therapeutic agent methyl-β-cyclodextrin (MβCD).
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Chemists speak out on sexual harassment in academiaSexual misconduct on college campuses is an age-old problem that continues to plague students and faculty, and is now the subject of renewed debate. It can traumatize those who are harassed, and change the course of people's careers. The cover article in Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society, shares how sexual harassment has affected chemistry stude
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Smokers who quit have metabolite levels that resemble those of nonsmokersEven after years of smoking, the body has a remarkable ability to repair itself. Now in a study appearing in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research, scientists report that certain metabolic changes occur soon after quitting, and these changes could help explain how some ill-effects of smoking might be reversible.
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Midlife depression may stem from tension with mothers and siblings, Iowa State study findsRelationships with our mothers and siblings continue to have an effect on our well-being, particularly at midlife. A new study led by Iowa State University researcher Megan Gilligan found that tension with our mothers and siblings, similar to our spouses, is associated with symptoms of depression.
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Medarbejdere blev syge af Deepwater Horizon-oprydningSåkaldte dispergeringsmidler ved Deepwater Horizon-katastrofen fik uventede konsekvenser, viser forskning fra USA’s institut for miljømedicin.
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Amazon's Next Alexa Device Is... a Pair of Smart Glasses? Image: Amazon When it comes to smart speakers, Amazon’s Alexa is already out to a big lead . But with r efreshed Home speakers coming from Google not to mention Apple , Sonos , and others soon to be joining the fray with their own sound systems featuring built-in digital assistants, Amazon has no time to rest on its laurels. To help bring the power of Alexa to places where a regular Echo might no
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Volcanic Hotspots Are Relative Slowpokes, Study FindsPlumes of hot rock can help track tectonic plates.
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Hundredvis af virksomheder franarret millioner i enorm svensk hackersag Otte personer er i Sverige tiltalt for bedrageri, hæleri og hacking mod hundredvis af banker, myndigheder og virksomheder. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/hundredevis-myndigheder-virksomheder-hacket-millioner-sveriges-stoerste-hackersag-1080853 Version2
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Snow leopards, ancient zero and Cassini’s big finish The week in science: 15–21 September 2017. Nature 549 312 doi: 10.1038/549312a
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Sexual competition among ducks wreaks havoc on penis size When forced to compete for mates, some birds develop longer penises and others almost nothing at all. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22648
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The Golden Age of Animal Tracking In 1804, a young naturalist named John James Audubon tied silver threads to the legs of the eastern phoebes, tiny white-and-brown songbirds, that lived in a nest near his home near Philadelphia. The birds soon flew away for the winter. The following spring, two returned with threads still attached . The experiment marked the first recorded use of bird banding in America, a technique for studying
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Straining the memory: Prototype strain engineered materials are the future of data storageResearchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design and Shanghai Institute of Microsystems and Information Technology have strain-engineered a data storage material to store data by exploiting a process of avalanche atomic switching. Memory cells using this material substantially outperform state-of-the-art phase change memory devices.
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Imagining a world without speciesCategorizing species can get hazy at small, microbial scales. After all, the classical definition of species as interbreeding individuals with sexually viable offspring doesn't apply to asexual organisms. Examining shared DNA doesn't help either: collectively, E. coli bacteria have only 20 percent of genes in common. In new research, a Harvard researcher asks: could organism interactions be descri
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Drones can almost see in the darkUZH researchers have taught drones how to fly using an eye-inspired camera, opening the door to them performing fast, agile maneuvers and flying in low-light environments. Pos-sible applications could include supporting rescue teams with search missions at dusk or dawn.
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New Army models predict number of cyberattacks that pierce company networksA new study from the US Army Research Laboratory presents evidence that the number of cyber intrusions can be predicted, particularly when analysts are already observing activities on a company or government organization's computer network.
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Study suggests you can 'pick up' a good or bad mood from your friendsNew research suggests that both good and bad moods can be 'picked up' from friends, but depression can't.A team led by the University of Warwick has examined whether friends' moods can affect an individual therefore implying that moods may spread across friendship networks.
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Foster tadpoles trigger parental instinct in poison frogsEspecially male poison frogs piggyback their offspring to pools in the rainforest. Now, researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna, the University of Vienna and Harvard University showed that this parental behavior can be triggered experimentally. With unrelated tadpoles placed on their backs, male -- and even female -- 'foster parents' behave as if they had picked up the tadpoles themselves. This showed f
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10,000 year-old DNA proves when fish colonialized our lakesDNA in lake sediment forms a natural archive displaying when various fish species colonized lakes after the glacial period. This according to researchers at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at Umeå University in a study published in the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
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Criminal Justice Review examines special victim populationsA special issue of Criminal Justice Review focuses on the victimization of specialized populations, including youth involved in prostitution, youth living in foster care, LGBTQ students in middle and high school, female college students, and victims of continuous child sexual abuse, and examines the delivery of services and the development of policy to address these groups.
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Bite force research reveals dinosaur-eating frogScientists say that a large, now extinct, frog called Beelzebufo that lived about 68 million years ago in Madagascar would have been capable of eating small dinosaurs.The conclusion comes from a study of the bite force of South American horned frogs from the living genus Ceratophrys, known as Pacman frogs for their characteristic round shape and large mouth, similar to the video game character Pac
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Spinning a lighter, safer electrodeA group of Drexel University researchers have created a fabric-like material electrode that could help make energy storage devices -- batteries and supercapacitors -- faster and less susceptible to leaks or disastrous meltdowns. Their design for a new supercapacitor, which looks something like a furry sponge infused with gelatin, offers a unique alternative to the flammable electrolyte solution th
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Tibetan yoga practice may improve sleep quality for breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapyParticipating in twice-weekly practice of Tibetan yoga may reduce sleep disturbances and improve sleep quality in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, according to a study from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
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Amazon's Running One of the Best Supplement Sales We've Ever Seen $20 off $60 Supplement Purchases No matter your sports supplement of choice, you can probably save $20 on it today on Amazon . Dozens of energy supplements, protein products, and vitamins are included in this sale. All you have to do is fill your cart with $60 worth of eligible products (shipped and sold by Amazon), and you’ll automatically see a $20 discount at checkout. There’s a lot to sort th
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A Brain Built From Atomic Switches Can Learn Brains, beyond their signature achievements in thinking and problem solving, are paragons of energy efficiency. The human brain’s power consumption resembles that of a 20-watt incandescent lightbulb. In contrast, one of the world’s largest and fastest supercomputers, the K computer in Kobe, Japan, consumes as much as 9.89 megawatts of energy — an amount roughly equivalent to the power usage of 10
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Patienter slipper for at risikere at skulle betale erstatning tilbageSamtlige af Folketingets partier er enige om at sikre patienter mod at skulle betale erstatning tilbage.
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Asking teens about ‘Spice’ reveals dangerous trend Three percent of high school seniors in a recent study reported current use of synthetic cannabinoids, and nearly half of those users said they used the drugs more than three times in the past month. Synthetic cannabinoids (SCs), commonly marketed as “Spice” and “K2,” are potent new psychoactive compounds with a high risk of adverse health outcomes. Some compounds found in SCs resemble those in m
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Kids everywhere have damaging gender stereotyping set by age 10Global study reveals that gender stereotypes become ingrained in "tween" years, leading to life-long health consequences - particularly for girls
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Mexico hit by second huge quake caused by same tectonic strainThe country has been struck by its second big earthquake in less than two weeks, causing dozens of buildings to collapse
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Uber Investigates Itself for Bribery, Finds Some Shit: Report Photo: Getty In August, the Department of Justice reportedly launched a preliminary investigation into Uber to look into whether the ride-sharing service violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. An Uber spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal that the company was cooperating with the investigation, and a new report indicates that Uber has already dug up some shady dealings on its own. Unname
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The War on Porn Is Back The guests standing alongside Utah Governor Gary Herbert on April 19, 2016, were as puritanical as their topic of discussion was—in their minds, anyway—lascivious. Squeezed shoulder-to-shoulder behind a podium for a press conference, they had come to the Utah state capitol to talk about porn. Among the speakers were Dr. Brian Willoughby, a Brigham Young University professor who studies young adul
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New Group of Iranian Hackers Linked to Destructive MalwareA suspected Iranian government hacking team known as APT33 may be planting computer-killing code in networks around the world.
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Plant physiology: Adjusting to fluctuating temperaturesLater leaf emergence, earlier leaf loss: A new study of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich shows that the average vegetation periods of trees and shrubs in North America are intrinsically three weeks shorter than those of comparable species in Europe and Asia.
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Small intestine permeable peptides facilitate digestive tract absorptionBiopharmaceuticals, medium- and high-molecular weight biologically active macromolecules, are not easily absorbed by the small intestine, the main organ responsible for gastrointestinal absorption, resulting in a bottleneck for oral administration type biopharmaceutical development. Now, researchers have found a new small intestine permeable peptide that can facilitate digestive tract absorption o
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Test for safe CO2 storage to aid world-leading technology projectA test that inexpensively monitors the safe storage of industrial carbon dioxide gas emissions in carbon capture and storage technology is to be used at a $5 million test site in Canada.
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Gravity waves influence weather and climateGravity waves form in the atmosphere as a result of destabilizing processes. The effects of gravity waves can only be taken into consideration by including additional special components in the models. The "MS-GWaves" research unit funded by the German Research Foundation and led by Goethe University Frankfurt has further developed such parameterizations and will test them in the second funding per
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Less physical therapy can be just as effectiveTreating patients suffering from neck pain with exercise therapy alone seems to be as effective as combining exercise and manual therapies, according a new study.
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State-of-the-art synthesis of SAPO-34 zeolites catalysts for methanol-to-olefin conversionMethanol-to-olefin (MTO) conversion has proven to be one of the most successful non-petrochemical routes for producing light olefins. Silicoaluminophosphate zeolite SAPO-34 is one of the best industrial catalysts for MTO conversion, but suffers from rapid deactivation. To improve the MTO performance, considerable synthetic efforts have been devoted to decrease the catalyst size or fabricate hierar
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More mouths can be fed by boosting number of plant poresScientists at ITbM, Nagoya University have synthesized a new bioactive small molecule that has the ability to increase stomata numbers on flowering plants without stunting their growth. The team's new discovery could help elucidate the stomatal development mechanism in plants.
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Halogen bonding-mediated metal-free controlled cationic polymerizationChemists at the Nagoya Institute of Technology report a metal-free method to control cationic polymerization that provides a new framework for higher quality industrial polymers. The reaction depends on weak halogen bonding and the addition of a small amount of ammonium salt to produce long, homogeneous polymers. The study can be read in Chemistry - A European Journal.
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New microscope technology gives researchers a detailed look at structure and composition of materialsAt their core, electron microscopes work a lot like a movie projectors. A high-powered beam passes through a material and it projects something—usually something we really want to see—onto a screen on the other side. With most electron microscopes, however, capturing data is like trying to project a movie onto a dirty screen that is too small to see the whole projection. But a new camera technolog
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Review: Apple Watch goes solo, but don't dump your phone yetA chief gripe with Apple Watch is that it requires you to keep an iPhone with you for most tasks. The inclusion of GPS last year helped on runs and bike rides, but you're still missing calls and messages without the phone nearby.
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Researchers develop solid-state, free-standing carbon nanofiber supercapacitorA group of Drexel University researchers have created a fabric-like material electrode that could help make energy storage devices—batteries and supercapacitors—faster and less susceptible to leaks or disastrous meltdowns. Their design for a new supercapacitor, which looks something like a furry sponge infused with gelatin, offers a unique alternative to the flammable electrolyte solution that is
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When growing their penises for the season, ducks bend to social pressure Animals Nothing to quack about. Male ducks can grow their penises to different lengths depending on how many female ducks are around.
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Reddit har en løsning på hadegrupperPå en af internettets mest populære hjemmesider har det været effektivt at lukke hadegrupper.
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Udledning af drivhusgasser stiger for første gang i ni årDanmark udledte i 2016 flere drivhusgasser end året før. Det er første gang, at det er sket siden 2006.
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Just 2 genes give butterfly wings their stripes and color A pair of master genes control the complex traits in butterfly wings—one for colors and iridescence and the other for stripe patterns, two new papers suggest. “It seems like a small number of genes disproportionately drive evolution over and over again.” In the first paper, scientists describe using CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology to “break” the gene, after which the butterflies wings became
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Mathematicians ask: What's in a ripple?When a fluid or a gas experiences a sudden disturbance, such as a change in pressure or elevation, it often gives rise to a phenomenon known as an undular bore, which consists of a series of rapid oscillations that propagate and spread.
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London parrot does online shopping by mimicking ownerA pet parrot managed to place an online shopping order by mimicking its owner on a voice-controlled smart speaker, a British newspaper reported Wednesday.
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Region Syddanmark skal identificere faldgruber ved medicinsk cannabisSyddanmark oplever en begrænset interesse fra lægerne i at udskrive cannabis på recept. Derfor vil regionen afdække eventuelle forhindringer på området i nyt forskningsprojekt.
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Sundhedsministeren: Dumt at sløjfe produktivitetskrav Et folketingsflertal kan beslutte at afskaffe produktivitetskravet, erkender sundhedsministeren. »Men det vil fuldstændig underminere den aftalemodel, vi har,« siger hun.
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Work on China's mission to Mars 'well underway'China's programme to launch a mission to Mars in 2020 is "well underway", its top planner said Wednesday as the country moves forward with its ambitious space programme.
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Puerto Rican astronaut gets double dose of hurricanesSpace station astronaut Joe Acaba is getting a double dose of hurricanes—even in orbit.
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8 new cars, SUVs coming to the US in 2018The biennial Frankfurt auto show in Germany is Europe's biggest display of new cars and SUVs and cutting-edge technology. Although mainly focused on European models, the Frankfurt show also hosts the debuts of many cars and SUVs that are headed to U.S. showrooms. Edmunds chose some highlights of this year's show to give consumers a preview of what they might see on U.S. roads in 2018.
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Toshiba board decides on chip sale to Bain Capital groupToshiba's board signed off Wednesday on selling its computer chip business to a group led by Bain Capital Private Equity, but the deal's future remains unclear as Toshiba's U.S. joint venture partner Western Digital opposes it.
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Solving the Easter Island population puzzleEaster Island, known as Rapa Nui by its inhabitants, has been surrounded in mystery ever since the Europeans first landed in 1722. Early visitors estimated a population of just 1,500-3,000, which seemed at odds with the nearly nine hundred giant statues dotted around the Island. How did this small community construct, transport and erect these large rock figures?
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Rolling dice for cell size specification in plant leaf epidermisAssociate Professor Kensuke Kawade at Okazaki Institute for Integrative Bioscience and National Institute for Basic Biology, in collaboration with Professor Hirokazu Tsukaya at the Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo, discovered that endoreduplication, which promotes cellular enlargement in the epidermal tissue of Arabidopsis thaliana, occurs randomly as a Poisson process throughou
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Building social communication skills in shy children helps with peer likeabilityA new study by Yale-NUS College Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Psychology) Cheung Hoi Shan has discovered that shy children with low English vocabulary skills, can still be popular among their peers if they have high-functioning social communication skills that enable them to engage and interact well with their peers in social settings.
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Solving the Easter Island population puzzleThe nearly nine hundred giant stone statues discovered by the first Europeans to land on Easter Island seemed at odds with the small population found living there. It is believed a once thriving community witnessed sweeping ecological change and suffered internal conflict, resulting in a population crash. A new detailed study of the farming potential of the Island suggests it could have sustained
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Novel small antibody fragment: A valuable tool in crystallographyAchieving quality diffracting crystals remains the major bottleneck in macromolecular X-ray crystallography. Antibody fragments have been used to aid structural analysis of complex macromolecules that are otherwise crystallization-resistant. However, there are issues such as stability, compatibility, and cost. Osaka University researchers succeeded in creating a novel antibody fragment termed 'Fv-
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Loma Linda University study says eating nuts can reduce weight gainA 5-year study that evaluated diet and lifestyle data from more than 373,000 individuals from 10 European countries between the ages of 25 and 70 says consuming nuts can reduce weight gain.
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How first 'vouchers' in UCLA kidney donation program led to 25 lifesaving transplantsA new UCLA-led study published in the September issue of the peer-reviewed journal Transplantation traces how the first three 'kidney voucher' cases led to 25 lifesaving kidney transplants across the United States.
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Researchers take on atmospheric effects of Arctic snowmeltResearchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Geophysical Institute are exploring the changing chemistry of the Arctic's atmosphere to help answer the question of what happens as snow and ice begin to melt.
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Space radiation is risky business for the human bodyWhile people protect their eyes from the sun's radiation during a solar eclipse, NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is working to protect the whole human body from radiation in space. Space radiation is dangerous and one of the primary health risks for astronauts.
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Oslo slukker for FM-radio i dag – nordmænd er utilfredseNorge går videre, hvor intet land har gået før. Digital radio er snart eneste mulighed for radiolytning i hele landet.
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Pair of Deadly Mexico Quakes Puzzles ScientistsLatest big tremor could be linked to major earthquake earlier this month -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Breaking legume's crop wild relative barrierDomesticating plants to grow as crops can turn out to be a double-edged scythe.
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Moods, but not depression, found contagious in adolescent social networksNew research suggests that both good and bad moods can be 'picked up' from friends, but depression can't.
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Boys and girls in countries rich and poor enter teens with damaging gender stereotypes firmly setWhether you are child in Baltimore, Beijing, Nairobi or New Delhi, the onset of adolescence triggers a surprisingly common set of rigidly enforced gender expectations that are linked to increased lifelong risks of everything from HIV and depression to violence and suicide. That's the key finding from a groundbreaking 15-country study released today by the Global Early Adolescent Study, a collabora
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Image: Proba-V images Salar de UyuniProba-V captures Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt plain – its 10 500 sq km make it larger than some countries.
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Bite force research reveals dinosaur-eating frogScientists say that a large, now extinct, frog called Beelzebufo that lived about 68 million years ago in Madagascar would have been capable of eating small dinosaurs.
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Equifax breach brings renewed attention to information security vulnerabilitiesThe recent Equifax breach, which compromised the personal data of more than 143 million American consumers, was a frequent topic of conversation during the fourth annual Cyber Security Conference held Tuesday at Johns Hopkins University. It topped conference organizer Anton Dahbura's "Unlucky 13" list of cyber concerns that have come to light in the past two weeks.
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An Original X-Men Star Returns to Dark Phoenix, But as Whom? Margot Robbie dances around the rumored Joker/Harley Quinn movie. Go behind the bricks with a ton of new Lego Ninjago Movie footage. Gotham ’s David Mazouz teases a very villainous Ra’s al Ghul. Plus, pictures from the return of The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow and behind the scenes on Star Trek: Discovery . Spoilers now! X-Men: Dark Phoenix Daniel Cudmore, the original actor to play Colossus in
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You can catch your friend’s mood, but not depression New research suggests we can “pick up” good and bad moods from friends, but not depression. The findings, published the journal Royal Society Open Science , imply that mood does spread over friendship networks, as do various different symptoms of depression such as helplessness and loss of interest. However the effect from lower or worse mood friends was not strong enough to push the other friend
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Channel Islands' buried porpoise is not the first such mysterious find A porpoise jawbone, discovered in the Shetlands by a 1950s schoolboy as part of an ancient treasure hoard, raises similar questions about the significance these animals held for earlier people The strange discovery of a porpoise skeleton interred in a medieval religious grave in the Channel Islands is evocative of a deep cultural connection between humans and cetaceans which we are only just begi
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10,000 year-old DNA proves when fish colonized lakesDNA molecules in lake sediment are few and hard bound to particles. This resulted in challenging analyses and required development of new methods, both for extracting sufficiently clean DNA and for the statistical analysis of data. For this work, doctoral student Fredrik Olajos and researcher Folmer Bokma's efforts were of particular importance.
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More than 80% of children have an online presence by the age of twoA toddler with birthday cake smeared across his face, grins delightedly at his mother. Minutes later, the image appears on Facebook. A not uncommon scenario – 42% of UK parents share photos of their children online with half of these parents sharing photos at least once a month.
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Lumbering giants had agile ancestorsThe best known sauropod dinosaurs were huge herbivorous creatures, whose brain structures were markedly different from those of their evolutionary predecessors, for the earliest representatives of the group were small, lithe carnivores.
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Hver fjerde praksislæger henviser aldrig til kommunale forebyggelsestilbud Kommunerne modtager ingen henvisninger til deres forebyggende tilbud fra hver fjerde praktiserende læger. Og omfanget har ikke udviklet sig, hvilket ærger forsker, KL og PLO.
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FYAM: Delepraksis er det vigtigste rekrutteringsredskab Overenskomstens vigtigste værktøj til at styrke rekrutteringen af yngre læger i almen praksis er den forbedrede mulighed for delepraksis, mener næstformand i FYAM.
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Space radiation is risky business for the human bodyNASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is working to protect the whole human body from radiation in space. Space radiation is dangerous and one of the primary health risks for astronauts. Virtually any cell in the body is susceptible to radiation damage.
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Alcohol use affects levels of cholesterol regulator through epigeneticsIn an analysis of the epigenomes of people and mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the National Institutes of Health report that drinking alcohol may induce changes to a cholesterol-regulating gene.
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Breaking legume's crop wild relative barrierIn a new study, scientists report significant strides in transferring disease- and stress-resistance traits from wild relatives of several legumes to their domesticated varieties.
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Researchers develop new tool to assess individual's level of wisdomResearchers at University of San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new tool called the San Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE) to assess an individual's level of wisdom, based upon a conceptualization of wisdom as a trait with a neurobiological as well as psychosocial basis.
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Study: Boys and girls in countries rich and poor enter teens with damaging gender stereotypes firmly setWhether you are child in Baltimore, Beijing, Nairobi or New Delhi, the onset of adolescence triggers a surprisingly common set of rigidly enforced gender expectations that are linked to increased lifelong risks of everything from HIV and depression to violence and suicide. That's the key finding from a groundbreaking 15-country study by the Global Early Adolescent Study, a collaboration between th
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Differential brain network changes in Alzheimer's patients with and without CeVDA new study by researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School and the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, on a local cohort of 235 Singapore residents with prodromal and clinical Alzheimer's disease showed differential functional connectivity and structural network changes in the brains of patients with and without CeVD.
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Keeping astronauts – and Earth – safe from destructive solar stormsSpace enthusiasts are invited to become scientists to help identify massive solar eruptions by watching video clips recorded in space.
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Safe CO2 storage test aids top research projectA new method that inexpensively monitors the safe storage of industrial greenhouse gas emissions is to be used by a leading research project.
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Innovative fuel manufacturing process moves closer to marketINL researchers are working with industry partners on an innovative method of producing advanced nuclear fuels that improve the attractiveness of new nuclear plants as reliable, emission-free baseload energy.
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Nanoscale printing breakthrough creates two colours per pixelScientists have developed a new form of high-resolution 'printing' which could have wide-ranging applications in data storage, anti-counterfeiting measures, and digital imaging.
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More Evidence That Pink Snow Will Be a Problem for the Planet ‘Watermelon snow’ is a common sight in Alpine glaciers in the late spring and summer. Image: Wikimedia Last year, a team of European researchers was alarmed to learn that glaciers covered in pink snow—caused not by an Ocean Spray truck collision, but by snow-dwelling red algae— were melting faster than the surrounding white ice. Now, another group of researchers has observed the same phenomenon h
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Cassini's Spectacular Legacy — And Nod To The Future Following on Cassini's discoveries, NASA aims to probe Jupiter's Europa for potential life. With every new world we discover, we should look back at our own planet with awe, says Marcelo Gleiser. (Image credit: NASA)
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Trump’s pick for NASA lays out agenda and answers critics Enlarge / Jim Bridentstine, left, in the halls of Congress. (credit: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine, who was nominated to become NASA's next administrator by the Trump administration on September 1, may get a Senate confirmation hearing as early as next week. The choice of the 42-year-old Republican pilot has raised objections among some of his fellow members of Con
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Urban Drone Deliveries Are Finally Taking Flight
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Climate change lessons from Arabian Gulf coral reefsSomewhere on Lake Erie, leaning over the rail of a research vessel in a November snowstorm and trying not to be sick, John Burt decided he'd rather work in warmer waters.
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Non-avian dinosaur found to have laid blue eggs(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Germany and the U.S. has found that a non-avian dinosaur living in what is now China laid colored eggs. In their paper published on the peer-reviewed site PeerJ, the team describes their study of the egg fossils and what their findings suggest about the evolution of colored eggs in modern birds.
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High Tech Summit: Alle taler om digitalisering, men hvad betyder det?Den danske industri skal digitaliseres og ind i en verden af 3D-print, machine learning og robotter. Men hvad betyder det egentlig og hvor skal man starte? DTU har onsdag og torsdag sat fokus på lige netop det emne med eventet “High Tech Summit”.
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Largest and Smallest Animals at Highest Risk of Extinction, Study FindsResearchers recommend greater conservation efforts toward non-mammals and small creatures.
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Geneticists Trace an Australian Migration with Aboriginal ArtifactsSpecialists in ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide used an anthropological gold mine to figure out how humans first migrated across Australia.
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Energy analyst proposes injecting carbon dioxide into deep sea ravines for permanent storage(Phys.org)—New Zealand energy analyst Steve Goldthorpe has published a paper in the journal Energy Procedia suggesting that carbon dioxide pulled from the atmosphere (or scrubbed from coal plant smoke stacks) could be stored permanently in deep ocean trenches. Once there, he notes, the gas would become a liquid denser than ocean water, which would cause it to fall naturally to the ocean floor, cre
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Science | The Guardian

Are the two Mexican earthquakes connected – and are more on the way? Two earthquakes have hit Mexico within two weeks, both occurring on the Cocos tectonic plate. But are they related, and could Mexico face more tremors? Mexico has been hit by its second deadly earthquake in less than two weeks. Are the two seismic events in Mexico related, and could they indicate more tremors are on the way? Two days after the second earthquake in Mexico, large quakes struck the
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Science | The Guardian

Children are straitjacketed into gender roles in early adolescence, says study Global study finds girls are considered vulnerable and protected, while boys are set free to roam and explore, with lifelong consequences Across the world, from Beijing to Baltimore, children are straitjacketed into gender roles in early adolescence, with the world expanding for boys and closing in for girls, according to new research. The Global Early Adolescent Study breaks new ground by talkin
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Neolithic Orkney rivalries detailed in new studyRivalries in Orkney more than 4,500 years ago led to competition between communities, according to new research.
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These frogs might change color to avoid confusion during orgies Animals Yellow means go (away). Some frog species gather in a huge group to breed. In the pandemonium, they can have difficulty distinguishing between males, females, and tennis balls.
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Tillykke med aftalen, men kan vi løfte opgaven i almen praksis?Den nye overenskomst for almen praksis er meget ambitiøs, men jeg er meget bekymret for, om vi som medlemmer er i stand til at løfte opgaven og påtage os de mange forpligtelser, der følger med.
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Science | The Guardian

How biomolecules from deep time can help to reconstruct the tree of life Applying spectroscopy techniques to tricky fossil leaves enables researchers to work out their evolutionary relationships The tree of life is almost entirely composed of dead branches. The species which exist on the Earth today are the tips of a very exclusive set of branches – the ones which happen to have representatives alive now, at the same time as human beings with the technology to divine
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Adjusting to fluctuating temperaturesThe duration of the vegetation period – i.e. the time that elapses between leafing out (the emergence of the first leaf) in spring and the initiation of leaf loss in autumn – is a highly significant ecological parameter that has a considerable influence on both plant productivity and the biogeochemical cycling of vital nutrients in ecosystems. However, the mechanisms that determine the length of t
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Barn owls found to suffer no hearing loss as they age(Phys.org)—A small team of researchers with the University of Oldenburg has found that barn owls do not suffer hearing loss as they get older. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes hearing tests they conducted with a group of trained owls, what they found and why they believe more study of the birds may lead to preventing hearing loss in aging humans.
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