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Bagsiden: Ølbog fra ‘Poltiken’Ugens korrekturlæsning - vi er ikke de eneste, der har tabt et i!
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Fremstilling af afgørende diabetesceller kan forbedresI fremtiden kan diabetikere måske have godt af at få transplanteret insulinregulerende betaceller...
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Ingeniøren

Fremtidens delebil er en se-lige-mig-bilDen selvkørende konceptbil Smart Vision EQ ForTwo er udelukkende udviklet som delebil og har hverken rat eller pedaler. Til gengæld har den flere udvendige skærme, der gør det muligt at kommunikere med omverdenen og personliggøre dens look.
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The math of doughnuts: 'Moonshine' sheds light on elliptic curvesMathematicians have opened a new chapter in the theory of moonshine, one which begins to harness the power of the pariahs -- sporadic simple groups that previously had no known application.
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NIST's quick test may speed antibiotic treatment and combat drug resistanceResearchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a potential new tactic for rapidly determining whether an antibiotic combats a given infection, thus hastening effective medical treatment and limiting the development of drug-resistant bacteria. Their method can quickly sense mechanical fluctuations of bacterial cells and any changes induced by an antibioti
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Ultra-light aluminum: Chemists report breakthrough in material designIf you drop an aluminum spoon in a sink full of water, the spoon will sink to the bottom. That's because aluminum, in its conventional form, is denser than water says Utah State University chemist Alexander Boldyrev.
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Honey: a cost-effective, non-toxic substitute for graphene manipulationDr. Richard Ordonez, a nanomaterials scientist at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific), was having stomach pains last year. So begins the story of the accidental discovery that honey—yes, the bee byproduct—is an effective, non-toxic substitute for the manipulation of the current and voltage characteristics of graphene.
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Application of air-sensitive semiconductors in nanoelectronicsA research group consisting of scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University, Germany and Venezuela proved the existence of chemical bonds between gallium and oxygen. This discovery will allow manufacturing superconducting nanoelectronics based on gallium selenide, which has never been achieved by any research team in the world. The study was published in Semiconductor Science and Technology.
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Australian police hunt killer of giant crocodileA manhunt has begun for the killer of a giant saltwater crocodile in Australia, as authorities warned its death would trigger more aggressive behaviour among younger crocs in the area.
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The Atlantic

Honoring the Best in a Workforce 'Under Siege' One Treasury Department sleuth led a team that traced an IRS impersonation scam all the way to India, leading to dozens of federal indictments. A 28-year-old Marine Corps engineer designed the next generation of body armor, literally taking weight off the shoulders of U.S. combat troops. And a researcher who found himself wheelchair-bound as a young man has spent his career inventing new technolo
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

NIST's quick test may speed antibiotic treatment and combat drug resistanceResearchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a potential new tactic for rapidly determining whether an antibiotic combats a given infection, thus hastening effective medical treatment and limiting the development of drug-resistant bacteria. Their method can quickly sense mechanical fluctuations of bacterial cells and any changes induced by an antibioti
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

The math of doughnuts: 'Moonshine' sheds light on elliptic curvesMathematicians have opened a new chapter in the theory of moonshine, one which begins to harness the power of the pariahs - sporadic simple groups that previously had no known application.
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Ars Technica

Another court tells police: Want to use a stingray? Get a warrant Enlarge (credit: Elvert Barnes ) The District of Columbia Court of Appeals ruled that the warrantless use of a cell-site simulator violated the Constitution when a man suspected of sexual assault and robbery was located by local police. In a 2-1 opinion issued Thursday, the DC Court of Appeals—effectively the equivalent of a state supreme court—agreed with the lower court's ruling that the use of
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Ars Technica

Judge overturns local law that effectively banned drones over small town Enlarge (credit: Andrew Turner ) A federal judge in Massachusetts has struck down four key portions of a 2016 municipal ordinance in Newton, a Boston suburb that effectively banned drones. The lawsuit, which was filed in January 2017 by a local doctor , involves a question that has yet to be fully resolved in the age of increasingly pervasive and inexpensive drones: how much can localities restri
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The Atlantic

Graham-Cassidy and the Fog of War To paraphrase a former secretary of defense : There are known knowns, there are known unknowns, and there are unknown unknowns. In policy, as in military strategy, the first two epistemological categories are acceptable: People either know exactly how a policy will work, or they can make educated guesses based on data parameters they can’t quite know for certain. The unknown unknowns—what we don’
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The Atlantic

Germany's Far-Right Populists Have an Infighting Problem Through much of last year, Germany’s centrist parties feared that the wave of right-wing nationalism that has swept across Europe in recent years would finally crash upon their shores. That moment seems to have arrived. Barring any last-minute developments or major shifts in the polls, Germany’s far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party is on track to clear the five percent threshold need
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Ingeniøren

Sprøjtegift får dispensation, hvis manuelt arbejde er for sværtHvis landmænd vil have dispensation, er det tilstrækkeligt, at der ikke er noget kemisk alternativ til sprøjtemidler, der ikke er godkendt. Miljøstyrelsen understreger dog, at der ikke er risiko for mennesker eller miljø.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Birds 'churring' is a sign isles' shipwreck rats dying outThe call of storm petrels are recorded for the first time on islands where rats came ashore from shipwrecks.
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Science | The Guardian

'Not one insult': Briton tells of eight months in simulated Mars base Lack of internet was bigger problem than personality clashes among six ‘astronauts’ confined in remote hideaway on Hawaiian volcano Losing internet access was a bigger problem than personality clashes for six “astronauts” confined for eight months on a remote simulated Mars base, a British member of the team has said. Not a single personal insult was uttered by any member of the crew during the w
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Dagens Medicin

Kræftforsker bliver ny professor på Aarhus Universitet Jesper Grau Eriksen vil som ny professor på Aarhus Universitet forske i personlig medicin til kræftpatienter.
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Ingeniøren

Politiet opgiver sigtelse i sagen om nytårets YouSee-nedbrud Københavns Politi har i dag opgivet sigtelsen mod den person, der blev anholdt i januar og sigtet for at stå bag enormt YouSee-nedbrud nytårsaften. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/politiet-opgiver-sigtelse-sagen-nytaarets-yousee-nedbrud-1080910 Version2 Forside relaterede artikler YouSee: Nytårsnedbrud gik ud over både hardware og software YouSee: 'Bevidst skadelig handling' bag nytårsnedbrud TDC
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Big Western brands polluting oceans with cheap plastic in Philippines: reportWestern consumer giants are polluting oceans by selling products packaged in cheap, disposable plastic to Filipinos, Greenpeace has claimed—naming Nestle, Unilever and Procter & Gamble among the worst offenders.
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Ingeniøren

Her er listen over pesticid-dispensationerneMiljøstyrelsen har i år givet dispensation til anvendelse af 14 pesticider, som ikke er godkendt. Se dem her.
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Ingeniøren

Stel på københavnsk bycykel brækkede midt overEn københavnsk bycykelbruger endte på skadestuen, efter at stellet på cyklen pludseligt og uden nogen ydre årsag knækkede. By- og Pendlercykel Fonden har efterfølgende tjekket alle cykler af samme årgang uden at finde tegn på lignende fejl.
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Ingeniøren

DTU vil have mere kapacitet på national supercomputer til biovidenskab Bio-supercomputeren Computerome 2.0 er hovedpersonen i forhåndsmeddelelse om udbud. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/dtu-forbereder-shoppingtur-efter-supercomputer-1080889 Version2
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Tech companies targeted by sophisticated malware attackSecurity researchers say hackers compromised popular computer-cleaning software as part of a sophisticated attack that targeted several high-profile technology companies.
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Why do people in new democracies stop voting?Are voters in new democracies so disenchanted with the political process that more and more are staying away from the polls?
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Poverty in paradise: The dark side of Indonesia's new tourism hopeA tableau of white sandy beaches, colourful coral reefs and turquoise water, the islands of Raja Ampat are set to be Indonesia's next tourism hotspot—but locals fear the government is failing both them and the environment in its development push.
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Fly me to the Moon: For some, lunar village takes shapeBy 2040, a hundred people will live on the Moon, melting ice for water, 3D-printing homes and tools, eating plants grown in lunar soil, and competing in low-gravity, "flying" sports.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Are you happy you voted—or didn't?After people vote, do they think they made the right choice? When they abstain, do they regret not voting?
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Ingeniøren

Amerikansk panik over udbredt russisk AV-software - dansk cybermyndighed tavs I USA er produkter fra Kaspersky Lab under kritik for at udgøre en sikkerhedsrisiko i den offentlige sektor, herhjemme forholder Center for Cybersikkerhed sig tavst. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/russisk-av-firma-sikkert-at-bruge-offentlige-sektor-cfcs-spoerg-nogle-andre-end-os-1080854 Version2
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Science | The Guardian

Climate deniers want to protect the status quo that made them rich Sceptics prefer to reject regulations to combat global warming and remain indifferent to the havoc it will wreak on future generations From my vantage point outside the glass doors, the sea of grey hair and balding pates had the appearance of a golf society event or an active retirement group. Instead, it was the inaugural meeting of Ireland’s first climate denial group, the self-styled Irish Cli
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Ingeniøren

Leder: Atomskrot – gør nu affaldet til en folkelig vindersag
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Are you happy you voted -- or didn't?An analysis of 22 election-period surveys in five countries shows that people who cast a ballot are much more glad they did than people who abstain.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Why do people in new democracies stop voting?An exhaustive study of legislative elections in all 91 democracies that were born around the world from 1939 to 2015 finds that in half of them, there was a substantial decline in voter turnout. But what actually caused people to stay home depended on what country they lived in and how democratization had happened there.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Forgoing chemo linked to worse survival in older patients with advanced colon cancer who had dementiaA pre-existing diagnosis of dementia was associated with increased risk of death for older patients with advanced colon cancer; however, some of the effects of dementia on survival could be mediated by receipt of chemotherapy.
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Live Science

Jaguar Facts: Biggest Cat in AmericasJaguars are large cats that can be found in North, Central and South America. They are identified by their yellow or orange coats, dark spots and short legs.
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New on MIT Technology Review

The Easiest Place to Use CRISPR Might Be in Your EarScientists are hopeful they can inject the gene-editing technology directly into the ear to stop hereditary deafness.
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New on MIT Technology Review

Five Ways to Get CRISPR into the BodyScientists are investigating a range of different delivery mechanisms for the gene-editing tool, from topical gels to skin grafts.
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The Atlantic

Radio Atlantic: What Are Public Schools For? The idea that public schools are failing is one of the most commonly heard complaints in American society. But what are they failing to do? Surveys of American parents—and the history of the nation's public education system—tell a more complicated story. In this episode, The Atlantic 's education editor Alia Wong joins Jeff, Matt, and Alex for a conversation about how we define and measure succes
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Dagens Medicin

Regionerne er desperate: Mangler 80-90 psykiatere Vi mangler psykiatere, lyder meldingen fra alle regioner, som må ty til charmeoffensiv og nødløsninger. Lægestuderende og psykologer på vej ind i psykiaterjob.
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Dagens Medicin

Sjælland vil fiske psykiatere Manglen på psykiatere i Region Sjælland er så stor, at regionen nu tager utraditionelle metoder i brug for at få fat i flere speciallæger i psykiatri. En af strategierne er at hente psykiatere med bus i Region Hovedstaden.
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Dagens Medicin

Overlæger: Psykiatere drives ud af KøbenhavnI et forsøg på at aflaste sin faste stab af psykiatere hyrer Region Hovedstadens Psykiatri lægevikarer ind til speciallægeopgaver via private bureauer og flytter speciallægeopgaver til bl.a. specialpsykologer. Det udvander psykiaterrollen, advarer Overlægerådets formand, der frygter, at Sundhedsplatformen også skræmmer speciallægerne væk.
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Ingeniøren

Ung elektronikingeniør udvikler cykler til rumstationer Der kan være mange veje at gå, når man som studerende vil have praktisk erfaring i en virksomhed. For Jesper Birch Carlsen blev det til flere års parløb med Danish Aerospace Company, da han udviklede en ny motionscykel til ISS. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ung-elektronikingenior-udvikler-cykler-rumstationer-10172 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Ingeniøren

Landmænd får dispensationer på stribe til forbudte pesticiderDanske landmænd har alene i år fået dispensation til at benytte 14 pesticider, som enten er blevet forbudt eller aldrig er godkendt. Vandværker og professorer er forundrede, og oppositionen indkalder nu til samråd.
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Dagens Medicin

»Hvis jeg troede, at en anden kunne gøre det lige så godt som mig, så ville jeg ikke stille op« Der er et stort uudnyttet potentiale i Overlægeforeningen, når det kommer til informationsstrømme, både internt og i mediebilledet. Det vil Lisbeth Lintz ændre på, og derfor stiller hun op som formand for Overlægeforeningen.
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Dagens Medicin

Kardiolog sprang over til industrien For tre år siden forlod Mattis Flyvholm Ranthe kardiologien for at arbejde med lægemiddeludvikling hos Novo Nordisk. Hans karriereskift var drevet af lyst, og fordommene om ’den onde industri’ har han aldrig ladet sig mærke med.
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Dagens Medicin

Lægearbejde under ekstreme betingelser Nyudkommet bog om det danske forsvars redningshelikoptere giver et godt indblik i en verden, hvor det livreddende arbejde udført af læger, reddere, teknikere og piloter ofte foregår under ekstreme betingelser.
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Dagens Medicin

Freitags ufuldendte Aftalen om de praktiserende lægers overenskomst er et kludetæppe, hvor stort set alt er nævnt, men hvor ingen ved, hvad konsekvenserne reelt bliver. Hverken de gode eller de kedelige.
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Dagens Medicin

Skal vi ryge en fed?At der politisk indføres en medicinsk behandling, er en mindre skandale.
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Dagens Medicin

Hvad mener Hartling egentlig? Psykiaterne i Region Hovedstaden har siden maj kæmpet for at få Sundhedsplatformen til at makke ret, men vi oplever fortsat, at systemet spænder ben for vores anstrengelser, og derfor har vi tidligere forsøgt at råbe ledelsen op. Men ikke med stor succes.
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Science | The Guardian

Vegetarian dinosaurs sometimes strayed for a shellfish snack – study Analysis of fossilised dinosaur dung suggests some herbivorous dinosaurs may have also eaten crustaceans Some dinosaurs may not have been the strict vegetarians that palaeontologists thought they were. New analysis of fossilised dinosaur dung suggests some herbivorous dinosaurs may have also eaten crustaceans, according to a new study published Thursday in the Nature journal Scientific Reports. C
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Dagens Medicin

Maslows behovspyramide for sundhedsvæsnetSådan kan politikerne hjælpes til at stille kritiske spørgsmål til administrationens forslag om besparelser og nye projekter og i den politiske prioritering af de økonomiske midler.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Hearing offers peek at what Uber stands to lose in Waymo trialWith three weeks to go until the explosive Waymo v. Uber trial begins, court-watchers got a peek Wednesday at the hefty price tag Uber could face if it loses.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Neanderthal brains 'grew more slowly'A new study shows that Neanderthal brains developed more slowly than ours.
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Gizmodo

The Nixplay Iris Is a Digital Photo Frame You'll Buy For Yourself, Not Just Your Grandparents Nixplay Iris Remember digital photo frames? You probably got one for your grandparents back in 2006, and haven’t given them a second thought since. Turns out, they’ve gotten a lot better since then. The first thing you’ll notice about the Nixplay Iris is that it actually looks like a picture frame. They sent me the Silver model to check out, and it looks and feels fantastic, but there are two oth
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Ars Technica

Verizon kicking people off network for using just a few gigabytes a month Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Spencer Platt ) When Verizon Wireless started disconnecting rural customers for using too much data, the nation's largest wireless carrier described them as extremely heavy data users who were costing the company money. When the disconnections began in June, Verizon told Ars the customers "are using vast amounts of data—some as much as a terabyte or more a month—ou
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New Scientist - News

Walking to work or doing the vacuuming can extend your lifeJust 30 minutes of easy exercise five days a week reduces your risk of premature death by 28 per cent, suggests the world’s largest study of physical activity
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Ars Technica

Appeals court: East Texas can’t keep patent case because of one local salesman The federal courthouse in Marshall, Texas. (credit: Nicolas Henderson / flickr ) Earlier this year, the US Supreme Court sharply limited where patent cases can be filed . For many tech companies that are regularly sued by the type of patent-licensing shops known as "patent trolls," the TC Heartland decision was welcome news. By limiting venue to places where defendants are incorporated or do busi
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BBC News - Science & Environment

How business is driving the new space raceWhy firms are spending millions to beat each other into orbit
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Live Science

1 in 12 Deaths Worldwide Could Be Prevented with Regular Physical ActivityAbout 1 in 12 deaths worldwide could be prevented if people got 30 minutes of physical activity a day on most days of the week, a new study finds.
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What Is Chemistry?Chemistry is the study of matter, its properties, how and why substances combine or separate to form other substances, and how substances interact with energy.
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NYT > Science

A Glowing Cotton Study That Might Have Deserved Less Glowing ReviewsCotton experts were not impressed with a recent study published by scientists who claimed they created naturally glowing and magnetic cotton.
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: Reveal and Replace What We’re Following Administration Updates: President Trump announced new sanctions on North Korea, which are intended to cut off Pyongyang’s funding sources for nuclear-weapon development by targeting people and companies that do business with the country. Experts praised the strong measures, though they’re likely to ratchet up tensions in the region. Meanwhile, it’s been a week of complicated
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Being active saves lives whether a gym workout, walking to work or washing the floorThe Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, led by the Population Health Research Institute of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences, shows any activity is good for people to meet the current guideline of 30 minutes of activity a day, or 150 minutes a week to raise the heart rate.
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Science | The Guardian

Get up, stand up: including exercise in everyday life healthier than gym, says study Taking the stairs and getting off the bus a stop early are more likely to protect against heart disease and early death than working out, research shows Incorporating physical activity into our everyday lives, from taking the stairs to holding “walkaround” meetings in the office, is more likely to protect us from heart disease and an early death than buying a gym membership, according to the auth
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Gizmodo

Facebook Used an 'I Will Rape You' Image to Invite Users to Instagram This is getting absolutely nuts. Just a week after Facebook got busted for allowing advertisers to target topics like “Jew haters” and “How to burn Jews,” a reporter found that the company used an image that said “I will rape you” to invite her friends to Instagram. There was a death threat in there, too. The reporter in question is Olivia Solon, who covers tech for The Guardian . Here’s a screen
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Ars Technica

After murder conviction and suicide, Aaron Hernandez found to have severe CTE Enlarge / New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in January 2013. (credit: Getty | Boston Globe ) Former New England Patriots' tight end Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) , a degenerative brain disease associated with repeated head trauma. The finding was announced today in a press conference held by his lawyer, according to the New York Times . CTE
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: 'It's in Very, Very, Very Perilous Shape' Today in 5 Lines President Trump announced new sanctions against North Korea, and enhanced the Treasury Department’s authority to target companies and individuals doing business with the country. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said Hurricane Maria has killed at least 15 people on the Caribbean island. Trump said that he would visit Puerto Rico, which he described as being in “very, ver
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Life In The Last Frontier Isn't Always Hard... Sometimes It's Cute! #AlaskaTLF | Sundays at 9p Eivin and Eve talk about raising the kids on television. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/alaska-the-last-frontier/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Check out The Last Frontier live cams: http://bit.ly/alaskalivecams Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlaskaTLF https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow o
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Ars Technica

Oil companies sued to pay for cost of rising sea levels, climate change San Francisco Embarcadero. (credit: David Yu ) At least five California municipalities are suing five major oil companies, claiming in public nuisance lawsuits that the firms should pay for the infrastructure costs associated with rising sea levels due to climate change. The latest suits announced Wednesday by Oakland and San Francisco name BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Royal Dutch
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Big Think

Scholars May Have Reconstructed the Face of a Controversial Biblical Figure The same technique is used by crime scene investigators in the FBI. Read More
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Deadspin The NFL Should Legalize Holding | Splinter Undocumented Parents Arrested at Children’s Hosp Deadspin The NFL Should Legalize Holding | Splinter Undocumented Parents Arrested at Children’s Hospital While Awaiting Their Infant Son’s Surgery | Jezebel My Relationship Is Perfect—Except for the Sex | Very Smart Brothas Types of Black Privilege, Ranked |
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Bright sparksThe fast-growing US solar industry is at odds with itself - and the decision may be left to Trump.
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Ars Technica

CCleaner malware outbreak is much worse than it first appeared The recent CCleaner malware outbreak is much worse than it initially appeared, according to newly unearthed evidence. That evidence shows that the CCleaner malware infected at least 20 computers from a carefully selected list of high-profile technology companies with a mysterious payload. (credit: Talos ) Previously, researchers found no evidence that any of the computers infected by the booby-tr
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The Atlantic

Turkey's Contempt for Peaceful Protest—Even in the U.S. A new video shows what appears to be the Turkish president’s security detail roughing up protesters during a speech Recep Tayyip Erdogan made Thursday in New York to a Turkish-American group. #Erdoğan ’ı New York’ta Protesto Edenlere Yaka Paça Müdahale https://t.co/xqKyXuGIN1 pic.twitter.com/PrhSxsXCZv — Amerika'nın Sesi (@VOATurkish) September 21, 2017 The Turkish government is known for a tende
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Live Science

Were Mexico's Recent Earthquakes Related?Over the past two weeks, Mexico has experienced a lot of shaking.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

A new recruiting platform combines talent-seeking tech with psychologyCelectiv, a recruiting platform that combines talent-seeking tools with analytical tech like organizational psychology assessments, is coming out of stealth mode to launch.
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Popular Science

These hermit crabs shack up inside living coral instead of mere shells Animals When your roommate is also your room. A new hermit crab species makes its home inside another animal. It's an arrangement that works for them.
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Gizmodo

Watch How Balls of Steel Are Made GIF If there’s something more satisfying than watching hyper-specific machinery churn out random parts, I haven’t found it yet. In this behind the scenes video, one of Shandong Iraeta’s factories tirelessly turns giant rods of metal into perfectly spherical balls of steel. At one point in the process, the steel balls, which are used in rotating drums as a grinding and polishing material, look lik
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Dagens Medicin

Kühnau for presidentAftalen om en ny PLO-overenskomst viser, at Anders Kühnau har lært et par tricks af Bent Hansen.
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Understanding the dance to save the dancePlant-pollinator relationships are vital to our natural and agricultural ecosystems, with an incredible amount of food crops worldwide dependent on plant-pollinator interaction success. But the advancement of climate change is disrupting plant-pollinator relationships. A special issue of Applications in Plant Sciences -- Studying Plant-Pollinator Interactions Facing Climate Change and Changing Env
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Breathing dirty air may harm kidneysOutdoor air pollution may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease and contribute to kidney failure, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System. Scientists used VA data to evaluate the effects of air pollution and kidney disease on nearly 2.5 million people and compared it to air-quality levels col
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Air pollution may have damaging effects on the kidneysIn a study of US veterans, researchers found a linear relationship between air pollution levels and risk of experiencing kidney function decline and of developing kidney disease or kidney failure.
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Study reveals high rates of opioid prescriptions and excessive dosing in dialysis patientsFrom 2006 to 2010, almost two thirds of US dialysis patients received at least one opioid prescription every year and >20 percent received chronic prescriptions. More than 25 percent of dialysis patients using opioids received doses exceeding recommendationsUse of opioid medications was linked with higher risks of early death, discontinuation of dialysis, and the need for hospitalization in dialys
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Facebook's Election Ad Overhaul Takes Crucial First StepsIn the face of brewing backlash, Facebook is redesigning its election integrity processes and sharing (some) information with Congress.
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App That Paid Users to Exercise Owes Nearly $1 Million for Not Paying Users to Exercise Image Source: Pact In the capitalistic nightmare we live in, everything has to be a transaction. So, when Pact launched its fitness app that let you make money for working out—or else pay a fee for failing to do so—it seemed to be the perfect motivational tool. There was just one problem: The company apparently wasn’t that great at paying up, and was it too good at collecting fees. On Thursday, t
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Parasite From Contact Lens Causes Woman to Lose Vision in One EyeA woman in Australia lost vision in her left eye due to a decade-long parasite infection, the Daily Mail reported yesterday (Sept. 20).
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In US, spread of Zika linked to time outdoorsNew research by a Northeastern infectious disease modeling expert has linked a person's risk of contracting Zika in the U.S. to time spent outdoors. The findings could impact how communities address the spread of the virus.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Caricatures become an obsessionFor Anokhy Desai, a new haircut or outfit requires more than a trip to the shopping center. These days, she also finds herself also diving into the Bitmoji app to chop hair and replace clothes.
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Gizmodo

Maria's Path of Destruction Across Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands Is Heartbreaking Electricity poles and lines lay toppled on the road after Hurricane Maria hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP) Hurricane Maria is currently churning off the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, leaving behind historic levels of destruction in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and several Caribbean nations. Recovery and cleanup efforts have already begu
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If at First You Don't Succeed, Show Your Baby AgainInfants who saw a researcher keep at a difficult task tried harder themselves -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How Prepared Is The U.S. For Earthquakes? Mexico has had an earthquake early-warning system for decades, and other countries that get earthquakes — Japan, Taiwan — have them, too. The U.S. does not. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones, who spent years working with the U.S. Geological Survey to create a system.
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Synthetic Genomics Faces Gender Discrimination SuitA former employee alleges that J. Craig Venter and others at his company treated women unfairly.
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Sphinx, Baboon and Cat Statues Found in Ancient Egyptian BurialAfter years of being washed, perfumed and fed in ancient Egypt, the statue of a revered Egyptian deity was given a proper burial with other "dead" statues more than 2,000 years ago, a new study finds.
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Photos: Ancient Egyptian Statues of Deities Found in PitMore than 2,000 years ago, ancient Egyptian priests buried a sacred statue of Ptah, the god of craftsmen and sculptors.
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California's Hepatitis A Outbreaks: Why Is the Virus Spreading?Nearly 450 people in San Diego have become infected with hepatitis A over the last 10 months, making it the largest outbreak of the illness in California in decades.
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Personality changes don't precede clinical onset of Alzheimer's, FSU study showsFindings of a new and comprehensive study from FSU College of Medicine Associate Professor Antonio Terracciano and colleagues, published today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, has found no evidence to support the idea that personality changes begin before the clinical onset of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia.
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Alternative splicing, an important mechanism for cancerScientists discover several alterations in this cellular process with implications in cancer by analyzing samples from more than 4,000 patients.
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SEC Chairman reveals financial reporting system was hacked Enlarge (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images ) In a statement published on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website yesterday , SEC Chairman Jay Clayton revealed that the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) system was compromised last year. Data from EDGAR, which is used to receive and publish corporate filings to the agency, "may have provided the basis for ill
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Facebook revamps political-ad rules after discovering Russian ad buys Faebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (credit: Facebook ) Two weeks ago, Facebook admitted that a "shadowy Russian company" spent $100,000 on political ads targeting US Facebook users during the 2016 election campaign. At the time, Facebook turned in information about these ad buys to special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the election. Today, Facebook announced that
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Your photos just underwent a massive change with iOS 11. Here's what you need to know. Technology If you've updated your phone, you're already shooting HEIF files instead of JPEGs. The HEIF file format is already storing photos in iOS 11. It has some advantages as well as some compatibility hurdles to overcome.
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Project Cars 2 reviewed: It’s good, but don’t expect it to be easy It's a great time to be alive for fans of serious racing simulations. Codemasters has been in fine form, giving us two very good games this year. New installments of Forza and Gran Turismo are just around the corner. But today, I'm here to talk to you about Project CARS 2 . The work of Slightly Mad Studios and a followup to the original Project CARS of 2015, it's an expansive title that features
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Strong alcohol policies help reduce alcohol-involved homicidesStronger alcohol policies, including taxes and sales restrictions, have been shown to reduce the likelihood of alcohol involvement among homicide victims, according to a new study from Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University.
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A black man goes undercover in the alt-right | Theo E.J. WilsonIn an unmissable talk about race and politics in America, Theo E.J. Wilson tells the story of becoming Lucius25, white supremacist lurker, and the unexpected compassion and surprising perspective he found from engaging with people he disagrees with. He encourages us to let go of fear, embrace curiosity and have courageous conversations with people who think differently from us. "Conversations stop
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Sir David Attenborough on his hunt for the Kimodo DragonSir David Attenborough spoke to the BBC about Zoo Quest, the environment and the planet's future.
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Scratch that itch[En español] One of the greatest pleasures in life is to scratch an itch – in both the real and figurative sense. Although scratching an itch provides immediate (albeit temporary) relief, it may actually trigger the mechanism that makes us itch. So the more we scratch, the itchier we get, turning the short-lived pleasure into a […]
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The Paradox of an Explosive Week in the Mueller Investigation Robert Mueller has stayed busy with his special-counsel investigation all summer, but the rest of Washington took a vacation. And since most information about Mueller’s actions seems to come from leaks outside the Mueller team, that meant there was a stretch of relative silence. But the lull is over now. The month of September, and particularly the last week, have seen a torrent of new revelation
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Facebook to give Russian ads to Congress, boost transparency (Update)Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday Russia-linked ads on the huge social network aimed at inflaming tensions around last year's US presidential election will be given to Congress.
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NASA measures Hurricane Maria's torrential rainfall, sees eye re-openHurricane Maria has caused catastrophic flooding in Puerto Rico and left a wake of heavy rainfall that NASA measured using a fleet of satellites in space. NASA satellite imagery also saw Maria's eye close up as it tracked across Puerto Rico and re-open after its exit.
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I Don't Care How Cool VR Is, Please Just Propose IRL Image: YouTube You know what’s cool about finding someone you’re actually into? Holding hands. Making out. Gazing into each other’s (actual) eyes. You know where you can’t do these things? In the void. So why the hell are people proposing in virtual reality? For some inexplicable reason, people keep taking a tender moment and strapping some hardware on it. The latest VR proposal to go viral invol
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Facebook Pledges to Share Russian Political Ads With Congress [Updated] Photo: Facebook Facebook will share political ads linked to a Russian troll farm with Congress, in a reversal of its earlier claim that it could not share the ads because of its obligation to protect user privacy. CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the change today on Facebook Live , as well as several other changes the company is making to the way it sells political ads. “I don’t want anyone to use o
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Waiting for a Signal From Arecibo Updated on September 22 at 9:45 a.m. EDT Hurricane Maria knocked out power to all of Puerto Rico and its 3.5 million residents this week, including the researchers who kept watch over the the world’s second-largest radio telescope as the storm hit. The Arecibo Observatory, located about 60 miles west of San Juan, on Monday suspended planned observations and started “hurricane-readiness procedures
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At 50 tons and 700 kilowatt-hours, this truck is the biggest EV in the world Enlarge (credit: Andreas Sutter, Lithium Storage GmbH ) When it comes to bench-racing electric vehicles, the kilowatt-hour is king. And over in Switzerland, there's an EV that will make Tesla's P100Ds look positively puny. But this is no carbon-fiber hypercar, and it's never going set any records for 0-60 times or the standing quarter. No, this is an altogether more practical creation that's mean
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Boost Your TV's Audio With This $120 Sony Sound Bar Sony HT-CT390 Sound Bar, $120 If you’re still listening to your TV through its built-in speakers, listen up: This highly-rated Sony sound bar and wireless subwoofer for just $120 right now, or about $80 less than usual. In addition to delivering rich audio from your TV, the sound bar includes Bluetooth so you can stream music from your phone on the fly, and even NFC for easy device pairing. Today
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Lovestruck Toadlets Can't Even Hear Their Own Flirting These tiny frogs can’t hear their lovers’ calls (but don’t worry—they find them anyhow). Image: Renato Augusto Martins via Wikimedia Commons Stand in awe of the small but mighty pumpkin toadlet. He might only be an inch long, but his skin is packed with some of the most potent toxins on Earth. Strutting proudly through the mulch, he lets out a series of high-pitched buzzes to let nearby females k
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Giant ancient frogs might have snacked on baby dinosaurs Animals The frog from hell had a powerful bite. Beelzebufo ampinga had some mighty powerful jaws.
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Preterm children have more medical sleep problems but fall asleep more independentlyA new study suggests that while healthy preterm children have more medical sleep problems than full-term children, they are more likely to fall asleep independently.
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BU: Resurgence of whooping cough may owe to vaccine's inability to prevent infectionsThe startling global resurgence of pertussis, or whooping cough, in recent years can largely be attributed to the immunological failures of acellular vaccines, Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers argue in a new journal article.
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Trusted messages key to counter community concerns during disease outbreakUtilizing messages focused on images created by local artists and written information communicated through local dialects proved essential to counter misperceptions during the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, according to a new study.
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NASA measures Hurricane Maria's torrential rainfall, sees eye re-openHurricane Maria has caused catastrophic flooding in Puerto Rico and left a wake of heavy rainfall that NASA measured using a fleet of satellites in space. NASA satellite imagery also saw Maria's eye close up as it tracked across Puerto Rico and re-open after its exit.
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Everything You Need to Know About Star Trek: Discovery Before It Premieres All images: CBS Hey, did you hear there’s a new Star Trek show starting September 24? Anticipation is mighty high here at io9—but for everyone who hasn’t been cataloguing every bit of info that CBS has revealed about Star Trek: Discovery on the long road to its debut, we’ve assembled this handy guide to get you up to speed. Timeline and setting Discovery , the sixth live-action Star Trek series,
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Neanderthal boy's skull grew like a human child's: studyThe first analysis of a Neanderthal boy's skull uncovered in Spain suggests that he grew much like a modern boy would, in another sign that our extinct ancestors were similar to us, researchers said Thursday.
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In space capsules, little room but big improvementIn 1961, an American astronaut reached space for the first time and soared through the heavens in a gumdrop-shaped capsule.
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Gen-saks kan løse mysterium om barnløshedMed CRISPR har forskere fået ny viden om menneskefosterets tidlige udvikling.
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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.
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A new paper in PPS explores the concept of a "true self." submitted by /u/markmana [link] [comments]
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Astronaut's Dramatic Photos Show Hurricane Maria Raging Over Puerto RicoWhile Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico with pounding rainfall and dangerously strong winds yesterday (Sept. 20), astronauts at the International Space Station experienced the storm from a far more serene location roughly 250 miles above Earth.
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There cannot be two kinds of medicine: EU scientists shred homeopathy, alt med Enlarge / Tubes of homeopathic granules at Boiron Laboratory in Brest, France. (credit: Getty | FRED TANNEAU ) An organization representing scientific academies throughout Europe released a statement Wednesday that squarely bashed homeopathy as nonsense and warned that the “promotion and use of homeopathic products risks significant harms.” The statement by the European Academies Science Advisory
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Far-off galaxies are firing rare high-energy cosmic rays at usThe highest energy particles in the universe hit Earth very rarely, so it took 10 years of data to pinpoint their origin. They’re coming from galaxies far, far away
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There is no way to spot big earthquakes ahead of timeLarge earthquakes look just like small ones when they start out, so early warning systems have no clues to help figure out if a quake is going to be huge
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Star nicknamed Kronos after eating its own planetary childrenA pair of binary stars are less alike than any pair we’ve seen, possibly because one gobbled its own orbiting planets, winning it the nickname Kronos
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From self-folding robots to computer visionFrom self-folding robots, to robotic endoscopes, to better methods for computer vision and object detection, researchers at the University of California San Diego have a wide range of papers and workshop presentations at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (or IROS) which takes place from Sept. 24 to 28 in Vancouver, Canada. UC San Diego researchers also are organizing w
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Plate tectonics started at least 3.5 billion years agoAnalyses of titanium in rock suggest plate tectonics began 500 million years earlier than thought.
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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 3D rendering methods. The ability to create detailed, 3D digital versions of real-world objects and scenes can be useful for movie production, creating virtual reality experiences, improving design or quality assurance in the production of cl
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Trilobites: For Neanderthals, Growing Big Brains Took More TimeNew research suggests that the brain of a juvenile Neanderthal developed more slowly than that of a similarly aged Homo sapiens child, but scientists don’t yet know why.
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The EU Suppressed a 300-Page Study That Found Piracy Doesn’t Harm Sales Image: Getty The European Commission paid €360,000 (about $428,000) for a study on how piracy impacts the sales of copyrighted music, books, video games, and movies. But the EU never shared the report—possibly because it determined that there is no evidence that piracy is a major problem. The Dutch firm Ecory was commissioned to research the impact of piracy for several months, eventually submitt
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Babies Learn Perseverance by Watching You SweatHave you ever struggled to open a stubborn package? If so, that may be a good thing…if your baby is watching.
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Brainless Jellyfish Are Making Us Rethink Our Understanding of Sleep Image: Peter Holderness/Caltech If you’ve ever seen a jellyfish in the wild, at an aquarium, or in one of those 11-minute-long relaxation videos on YouTube, you’ve probably wondered: What are jellyfish trying to do ? What is their goal ? The answer is not entirely obvious, as these barely sentient blobs seem to senselessly ferry themselves from one place to another just because they can. Now, new
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U.S. Safety Board Says Train-Crash Engineers Had Undiagnosed Sleep DisordersThe drivers had no memory of the NYC-area incidents -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Razer plans to release a mobile gaming and entertainment device soon Razer's Fiona prototype eventually become the Razer Edge gaming tablet. (credit: Kyle Orland ) Gaming hardware and lifestyle company Razer is poised to release a new mobile device later this year, according to an interview on CNBC's Managing Asia with Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan. "I can say that we are coming up with a mobile device specifically geared towards gamers and entertainment," he said. "We
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Smoking negatively impacts long-term survival after breast cancerA new study published in JNCI Cancer Spectrum finds that smoking negatively impacts long-term survival after breast cancer. Quitting smoking after diagnosis may reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer.
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After Harvey, What Will Happen to Houston’s Oil Industry?Hurricane Harvey pummeled the country’s energy infrastructure, and there are few incentives in place to promote renewables.
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High-energy cosmic rays come from outside our Galaxy Giant observatory announces long-awaited result. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22655
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People buy healthier food when veggie stands take EBT When mobile fruit and vegetable stands in New York City are equipped with wireless banking devices programmed to accept food stamps, more people with low incomes buy healthy foods than when they must pay cash. “Our study results underscore the importance of using modern technology to provide easy access to healthy food options…” This is the finding of a survey of 779 shoppers in the Bronx—a New Y
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Sexual Touch Promotes Early PubertyThe brains and bodies of young female rats can be accelerated into puberty by the presence of an older male or by stimulation of the genitals.
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How Poison Frogs Avoid Poisoning ThemselvesAmphibians resist their own chemical defenses with amino acid modifications in the sequence for a target receptor.
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The Cellular Hallmarks of ConsciousnessRecording from single neurons of epilepsy patients, neuroscientists show that both the strength and timing of neuronal firing are important to consciously perceive a visual object.
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