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Celebrate the Autumn Equinox 2017 with Jupiter, Moon ConjunctionWhile residents of the northern half of the Earth prepare for shorter days and colder weather — the first day of fall is Friday (Sept. 22) — there is a sky spectacle to enjoy.
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Residents: Frontline defenders against antibiotic resistance?Residents often decide which antibiotics to start a patient on so they could become the first line of defense against antibiotic resistance, says Geovanny F. Perez, M.D., a pulmonologist at Children's National Health System.
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Study: Strategy might prevent infections in patients with spinal cord injuriesA new study at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center investigates how to reduce the number of infections in patients with spinal cord injuries without using antibiotics.
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Novel assay shows promise for non-invasive detection of PD-L1 on circulating tumor cellsResearchers have presented the first report of a new microfluidics-based approach for detecting circulating cancer biomarkers in blood samples.
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When Will the Economy Start Caring About Home-Care Work? For six weeks, LaTanya Thomas, a personal-care assistant in Minneapolis, worked without pay, helping to clean, dress, and feed her client. She and her colleagues asked their boss where their paychecks were. They spoke with the bank. They accepted five- or 10-dollar bills as a little something to tide them over, she said, rolling their eyes when their boss promised that their checks would be clear
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Report: T-Mobile, Sprint finally figuring out this merger thing Enlarge T-Mobile USA and Sprint are getting further along in merger talks and are "close to agreeing [to] tentative terms on a deal," Reuters reported today, citing anonymous sources . A merger would join the third and fourth largest wireless carriers in the US, leaving the country with three major nationwide carriers including Verizon Wireless and AT&T. Sprint owner SoftBank of Japan would "own
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Uber loses its licence to operate in LondonTransport for London says Uber is 'not fit and proper' to operate in London, meaning its licence will expire after 30 September, unless the firm appeals
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Carmakers face billions in European CO2 fines from 2021: studyBig-name carmakers including Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler face fines running into the billions for failure to meet tough new European carbon dioxide emissions limits slated for 2021, a study has found.
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23 millioner landmænd protesterer over patenter på planterNye retningslinjer fra den europæiske patentmyndighed EPO strider stadig imod reglen om, at man ikke kan patentere naturen, siger de store europæiske landbrugsorganisationer og Noah.
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Ukrainian Freedom Fighting and Cambodian Democracy: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing Learning to Fight Joao Bolan and Sandra Alek | Roads & Kingdoms “In August 2014, the small city of Ilovaisk became a battlefield, with Ukrainian government forces battling pro-Russian insurgents. Caught in the crossfire, civilians fled the city. Those with nowhere to go hid in damp basements for months. Since then, the frontline has moved; however, residents cannot forget the bloodshed during tha
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Photos of Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria On Wednesday, Hurricane Maria crashed across the entire U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, making landfall with winds approaching 150 mph (240 kph). Widespread destruction from the worst storm to hit in nearly a century has left almost the entire island without power, and many without running water or cell phone service. Maria also brought heavy rains and flooding, and has been blamed for at least 15
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Russia floats out powerful nuclear icebreakerRussia on Friday held a launching ceremony for a powerful nuclear icebreaker, called Sibir (Siberia), in its drive to prepare a fleet for navigating the Northern Passage and hauling goods, particularly energy, to Asian markets.
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Indonesia raises Bali volcano alert to highest levelIndonesian authorities have raised the alert level for the Mount Agung volcano on the tourist island of Bali to the highest level, and some 10,000 villagers have left their homes around the mountain, officials said Friday.
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There’s an okay way to argue in front of your kids It’s okay if your kids hear their parents arguing, as long as they’re handling disagreements in a constructive way, a new study suggests. University of Arizona researcher Olena Kopystynska looks at how the way parents handle conflict with each other affects their parenting styles and how emotionally secure their children feel after being exposed to conflict between their parents. “Not all conflic
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Robotic ships from Rolls-Royce (not that one) could carry out naval missions without a crew Military New autonomous vessels possible within a decade. Rolls-Royce, the marine company, wants to design long-range autonomous ships for the world's navies.
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Ancient textiles reveal differences in Mediterranean fabrics in the 1st millennium BCTextiles represent one of the earliest human craft technologies and applied arts, and their production would have been one of the most important time, resource and labour consuming activities in the ancient past.
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Rainbow colors reveal cell historyTracing the history of individual cells in the developing organism can reveal functional differences among seemingly uniform cells. This knowledge is important for defining the characteristics of highly regenerative cells in order to target them for cellular therapies, as well as to prevent the formation of unfit cells, which compromise the overall health of the organism. The study introduced here
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Review: Leica SofortThe cheapest-ever Leica camera is cute as a button.
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Blocking protein may turn bad fat brown Researchers working with mice may have found a way to convert “bad” white fat—which hoards calories, contributing to weight gain and obesity—into “good” brown fat—which actually helps burn calories. The findings raise the prospect of developing more effective treatments, in people, for obesity and diabetes related to weight gain. White fat stores calories and pads our bellies, hips, and thighs. I
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Crowning the 'King of the Crops': Sequencing the white Guinea yam genomeAn international collaboration involving the Earlham Institute, Norwich, UK, and the Iwate Biotechnology Research Centre, Japan, has for the first time provided a genome sequence for the white Guinea yam, a staple crop with huge economic and cultural significance on the African continent and a lifeline for millions of people.
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Winter cold extremes linked to high-altitude polar vortex weakeningWhen the strong winds that circle the Arctic slacken, cold polar air can escape and cause extreme winter chills in parts of the Northern hemisphere. A new study finds that these weak states have become more persistent over the past four decades and can be linked to cold winters in Russia and Europe. It is the first to show that changes in winds high up in the stratosphere substantially contributed
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These Well-Reviewed Bluetooth Headphones Run For 40 Hours on a Charge, On Sale Today Only Avantree 40 Hour Bluetooth Headphones , $41 Inexpensive Bluetooth earbuds are a dime-a-dozen, but if you prefer over ears , today’s your lucky day. You might not have heard of these Avantree headphones , but they have a stellar 4.4 star average from over 2,600 customers, and run for a whopping 40 hours on a charge. If the battery does somehow die on you, just plug in the included 3.5mm cable, and
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Party discipline for jumping genesJumping genes, transposons, are part of the genome of most organisms, aggregated into families and can damage the genome by jumping. How hosts suppress the jumping is well investigated. Why they still can jump has hardly been understood so far. Researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna investigated for the first time in all transposons of the host organism, which properties and host environments facilitat
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Development of an artificial orchid cultivation kitOrchids are loved by gardeners around the world but are notoriously difficult to cultivate. Japanese researchers have developed a new orchid cultivation kit that allows seed germination, flowering, and fruiting, and have succeeded in the complete artificial cultivation of an autonomous orchid. Since this kit can be made from materials costing only a few dollars, it can broaden the range of opportu
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Our weight tells how we assess foodA new study demonstrated that people of normal weight tend to associate natural foods such as apples with their sensory characteristics. On the other hand, processed foods such as pizzas are generally associated with their function or the context in which they are eaten. But that's not all. The research also highlighted the ways in which underweight people pay greater attention to natural foods an
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Observatory detects extragalactic cosmic rays hitting the EarthFifty years ago, scientists discovered that the Earth is occasionally hit by cosmic rays of enormous energies. Since then, they have argued about the source of those ultra-high energy cosmic rays -- whether they came from our galaxy or outside the Milky Way.The answer is a galaxy or galaxies far, far away, according to a report published Sept. 22 in Science by the Pierre Auger Collaboration.
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New gene delivery approach could allow long-term persistence in proliferating cellsResearchers added a scaffold/matrix attachment region (S/MAR) to a conventional adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector used for gene transfer, and the modified vectors were able to establish colonies and maintain long-term transgene expression in HeLa cells.
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700-year-old saint myth has been proven (almost) trueScientists confirm that the age and content of an old sack is in accordance with a medieval myth about Saint Francis of Assisi.
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HSE scholars measure prestige of fashion modelsBeginning models should choose independent magazines in order to be successful in the fashion industry, but they should also keep in mind that the fashion business is becoming increasingly closed off every year. This is one of the conclusions drawn by Margarita Kuleva, Research Fellow at the Centre for Youth Studies, HSE St. Petersburg, and her student, Daria Maglevanaya.
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Unravelling the mechanisms of SST warming in the Yellow Sea and East China Sea is still a challengeStudies of low-frequency variations of oceanic environment are critical important for the regional climate. The warming trend of sea surface temperature in the Yellow Sea and East China Sea is no-doubt significant, but the underlying physical mechanics are not sufficiently documented. Now researchers in Hangzhou have identified the low-frequency trend of vertical structure of oceanic interior, and
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Air pollution is bad for our kidneys Air pollution may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease and contribute to kidney failure, new research suggests. “…once we analyzed the data, the link between air pollution and the development of kidney disease was clear.” Outdoor air pollution has long been linked to other major health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The
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4K titles on iTunes can only be streamed, not downloaded Enlarge / The fourth-generation Apple TV. (credit: Andrew Cunningham ) Apple announced the arrival of more 4K content to iTunes when it introduced the new Apple TV 4K last week. However, those who purchase the new set-top box will be limited in how they can enjoy 4K titles. According to an Apple support document , 4K content from iTunes can only be streamed, not downloaded directly to a device. "
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Do Letters Show You How They Sound? It is a principle of most modern thought about language that the relation between signs and meanings is arbitrary. But a new study finds a connection between sounds and ink on "paper," says Alva Noë. (Image credit: Anthia Cumming/Getty Images)
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Winter cold extremes linked to high-altitude polar vortex weakeningWhen the strong winds that circle the Arctic slacken, cold polar air can escape and cause extreme winter chills in parts of the Northern hemisphere. A new study finds that these weak states have become more persistent over the past four decades and can be linked to cold winters in Russia and Europe.
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Crowning the 'King of the Crops': Sequencing the white Guinea yam genomeAn international collaboration involving the Earlham Institute, Norwich, UK, and the Iwate Biotechnology Research Centre, Japan, has for the first time provided a genome sequence for the white Guinea yam, a staple crop with huge economic and cultural significance on the African continent and a lifeline for millions of people.
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Stimuli fading away en route to consciousnessWhether or not we consciously perceive the stimuli projected onto our retina is decided in our brain. A recent study by the University of Bonn shows how some signals dissipate along the processing path to conscious perception. This process begins at rather late stages of signal processing. By contrast, in earlier stages there is hardly any difference in the reaction of neurons to conscious and unc
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Rainbow colors reveal cell historyDr. Nikolay Ninov, group leader at the DFG research center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden, Cluster of Excellence at the TU Dresden, and Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden, and his group developed a system called 'Beta-bow,' which allows the history of β-cells to be traced by genetic bar-coding and multicolor imaging. The results of this study are now published in the scientific journal Nature C
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Russian scientists have studied the genes that allow cancer cells to resist drugsResearchers from the People's Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) have studied the mechanism of drug resistance for ovarian and breast cancer cells. They discovered that these cancer cells have redox-dependent mechanism which is tasked with sustaining their drug resistance. The results have been published in two articles in the journal of Free Radical Biology and Medicine.
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Ancient textiles reveal differences in Mediterranean fabrics in the 1st millennium BCAnalysis of Iron Age textiles indicates that during c. 1000-400 BC Italy shared the textile culture of Central Europe, while Greece was largely influenced by the traditions of ancient Near East.
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Assembly of nanoparticles proceeds like a zipperaccording to scientists from Aalto University Finland, viruses and nanoparticles can be assembled into processable superlattice wires. The demonstration shows that electrostatic self-assembly of nanoparticles can potentially be used to form processable materials for future applications.
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The hectic around-the-clock effort to save an endangered, orphaned batEarly one Wednesday morning in January, in an exhibit at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, a fruit bat named Patty went into labor.
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Jellyfish Caught Snoozing Give Clues to Origin of SleepThe brainless marine creatures are the simplest organisms known to seek slumber -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Developmental Language Disorder: The most common childhood condition you've never heard of Professor Courtenay Norbury debunks some myths about children with this common but poorly understood condition Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is diagnosed when children fail to acquire their own language for no obvious reason. This results in children who have difficulty understanding what people say to them, and struggle to articulate their ideas and feelings. Recent research has shown th
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Basics: Birds Beware: The Praying Mantis Wants Your BrainScientists have developed a healthy respect for mantises, acrobatic hunters with 3-D vision and voracious appetites.
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Amazon plans to double staff in New York CityIt's not a second headquarters, but Amazon.com says it will add about 2,000 employees in New York City during the next three years, more than doubling an outpost focused on the online retailer's advertising business.
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Facebook vil snage i dine shoppingvanerNu vil Facebook også følge dig, når du er offline. Med nye værktøjer kan butikker, du kun har besøgt i den virkelige verden, sende annoncer til dig og dine venner online.
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Ophavsmænd forsvarer kritiseret mikroplastmålingFlere eksperter har sået tvivl om de opsigtsvækkende resultater, der tidligere på ugen fandt mikroplast i dansk drikkevand. Nu svarer CPHbusiness Laboratorie og Miljø, som stod bag prøverne på kritikken.
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Uber Has Lost Its License to Operate in London
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Moonshine Link Discovered for Pariah Symmetries In 1892, the mathematician Otto Hölder posed a question that would occupy the field for more than a century: Is it possible to make a periodic table of all finite symmetry? The answer, to which hundreds of mathematicians have contributed, is yes. But the taxonomy that emerged from this monumental effort has prompted both enlightenment and head scratching. For in addition to the well-understood el
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Watch This Tree-Climbing Chainsaw Monster Shave This Timber Clean GIF If you thought lumberjack would be one of the last jobs to be replaced by robots and automated machinery, you’ll want to replan your future after watching this tree-climbing, chainsaw-wielding contraption shimmy up a trunk while slicing off every single branch in its path. Trimming off all of the branches ahead of time makes it easier to fell a tree because there’s less risk of it getting tan
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Singapore ranks first as launchpad for global cyber attacksSingapore has overtaken nations including the U.S., Russia and China as the country launching the most cyber attacks globally, according to Israeli data security company Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
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Leopoldina Annual Assembly focuses on genome editing issuesThe German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina today opened its 2017 Annual Assembly in Halle (Saale), with this year's theme being "Genome Editing - Challenges for the Future". The two-day event sees distinguished international scientists come together to address new molecular biological methods that enable targeted genetic interventions.
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A sustainable future powered by seaOIST researchers develop turbines to convert the power of ocean waves into clean, renewable energy.
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Party discipline for jumping genesJumping genes, transposons, are part of the genome of most organisms, aggregated into families and can damage the genome by jumping. How hosts suppress the jumping is well investigated. Why they still can jump has hardly been understood so far. Researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna investigated for the first time in all transposons of the host organism, which properties and host environments facilitat
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Smartphone apps reduce depressionNew Australian-led research has confirmed that smartphone apps are an effective treatment option for depression, paving the way for safe and accessible interventions for the millions of people around the world diagnosed with this condition.
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Development of an artificial orchid cultivation kitOrchids are loved by gardeners around the world but are notoriously difficult to cultivate. Researchers have developed a new orchid cultivation kit and have succeeded in complete artificial cultivation of an autonomous orchid. Since this kit can be made cheaply, it can broaden the opportunities for orchid cultivation in general households. It is also expected to be useful in preserving the genetic
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Scientists Closing in on the Dawn of Plate TectonicsThe massive slabs of Earth’s crust might have started their journey more than 3.5 billion years ago -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Kingsman: The Golden Circle Is More Farce Than Satire When Kingsman: The Secret Service landed in theaters two years ago, it was a surprising, if modestly guilty, pleasure. For more than 30 years—going back at least as far as Never Say Never Again —James Bond had been derided within his own franchise as a “dinosaur,” for his tailored suits, sexist attitudes, and proclivity for violence. Kingsman thus served as a kind of Jurassic Park for the Bondian
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Love in the Time of Individualism C.S. Lewis’s wife, Joy Davidman, died of bone cancer on July 13, 1960. The next day, the famous author wrote a letter to Peter Bide, the priest who had married them, to tell him the news. “I’d like to meet,” Lewis writes, suggesting the two grab lunch sometime soon. “For I am—oh God that I were not—very free now. One doesn’t realize in early life that the price of freedom is loneliness. To be hap
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Complete structure of mitochondrial respiratory supercomplex decoded(Phys.org)—Piece by piece, the circuit diagram for electron transport in the mitochondria has come closer to completion. Each new structure obtained for any of the five respiratory complexes further constrains the assembled puzzle. Eventually, big blocks are arranged into their final placements. The exact composition of the biggest block, the so-called megacomplex, has long eluded researchers. Now
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Coordinated automated road transportA new report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) explores how connected vehicles and intelligent systems could change transport and the (r)evolution these changes could bring to people's lives.
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Don't Rely On an Unlock Pattern To Secure Your Android PhoneA new study found test subjects could mostly spot the patterns from five or six feet away on the first try.
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Waymo Partners With Intel, Tesla Kills a Model S, a Lawyer Debates the Trolley Problem and More This Week in the Future of CarsPlus: We play a game meant for traffic engineers, Apple engineers take on self-driving, and Sebastian Thrun wears a puppy.
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Assembly of nanoparticles proceeds like a zipperIt has always been the Holy Grail of materials science to describe and control the material's structure-function relationship. Nanoparticles are an attractive class of components to be used in functional materials because they exhibit size-dependent properties, such as superparamagnetism and plasmonic absorption of light. Furthermore, controlling the arrangement of nanoparticles can result in unfo
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Positive, negative or neutral, it all matters: NASA explains space radiationCharged particles may be small, but they matter to astronauts. NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is investigating these particles to solve one of its biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars: space radiation and its effects on the human body.
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New Ant-Man 2 Pictures Reveal a Villain and Wasp's Full Suit Andy Serkis discusses Carrie Fisher and his work on The Last Jedi . Michelle Yeoh reveals her Star Trek: Discovery character’s link to Spock’s dad. Trollhunters recruits some Game of Thrones and Star Wars stars for new villains. Plus, tons of new pictures from the return of Supernatural , Arrow , and more. Huzzah for spoilers! Ant-Man & The Wasp Just Jared has set pics of Wasp in full costume
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Gene variant linked to Alzheimer’s disease is a triple threatA genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease works on multiple aspects of the disease, researchers report.
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Solidarity between good and justice keeps a society togetherSoka University researcher Isamu Okada and his collaborators Tatsuya Sasaki (University of Vienna) and Yutaka Nakai (Shibaura Institute of Technology) have found that the solidarity of philanthropism and reciprocity is necessary to maintain cooperative societies. Their paper was published in Scientific Reports on Aug. 29, 2017.
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London regulator announces Uber ban (credit: Automobile Italia ) London's taxi regulator is revoking Uber's license to operate in the city, the agency announced on its Twitter feed on Friday morning. "Uber's approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility," Transport for London wrote. The agency cited Uber's "approach to reporting serious criminal offenses" as one problem with the company's conduct. It also poin
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A way to measure and control phonons(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with the University of Vienna in Austria and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has developed a technique using photons for controlling and measuring phonons. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes their technique and suggest that their work might have laid the groundwork toward a method to store information in a quantum
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In defence of great crested newts—why these elusive amphibians are worth the worryYou have probably never seen a great crested newt. If you're in the UK, you'll usually only hear about them when construction work is halted because they are found at a building site. In the past month alone, relocating these protected animals has caused delays to new roads, a huge rail freight hub, a 1,400-home development and a football club's state-of-the-art £14m training complex. Even an ille
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Drug and gene therapy combo may reverse M.S. A new gene therapy could inhibit or reverse multiple sclerosis, new research using mouse models suggests. By combining a brain-protein gene and an existing medication, the researchers were able to prevent the mouse version of multiple sclerosis. Likewise, the treatments produced near-complete remission in the animal models. The findings could lead to treatments multiple sclerosis and other autoim
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Positive, negative or neutral, it all matters: NASA explains space radiationCharged particles may be small, but they matter to astronauts. NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is investigating these particles to solve one of its biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars: space radiation and its effects on the human body.
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Ultra-light aluminum: USU chemist reports breakthrough in material designChemists from Utah State University and Russia's Southern Federal University report a new, metastable, ultra-light crystalline form of aluminum has been computationally designed using density functional calculations with imposing periodic boundary conditions.
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What You Need to Know When Switching from Windows to macOS (or Vice Versa) Image: Apple/Microsoft So you’ve decided its time to abandon your lifelong love of Apple machines and make the jump to the Surface Laptop instead; or maybe you’ve realized you just can’t live without a Touchbar-enabled MacBook Pro and are ready to wave goodbye to Windows because of it. We now do more of our computing inside a browser—if you’re a heavy Chrome and web app user then you’ll have a ve
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Project uses drones to monitor the health of the AmazonThe Amazon basin, home to the largest rainforest in the world, plays a crucial role in maintaining the planet's carbon budget, absorbing and storing billions of tons of carbon dioxide annually. But a tipping point looms on the horizon—one that may turn one this vital carbon sink into one of the largest sources of carbon dioxide on the planet.
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Next-generation models revealing climate change effect on hurricanesAs residents in the Caribbean try to piece together their lives after being battered by two powerful hurricanes in a fortnight, scientists are working to find out if storms Irma and Maria are signs of what may come as the climate changes.
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Marine snails know how to budget their housing costsFor nearly 50 years, researchers have been stumped as to why sea shells from warm tropical waters are comparatively larger than their cold water relatives. New research, led by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University in Australia with researchers at British Antarctic Survey, suggests that it all comes down to 'housing cost.'
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How this worm survived 18 million years without sex Scientists have sequenced the genome of a tiny worm that belongs to a group of exclusively asexual species. This group 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 don’t engage in sex. “Scientists have been trying to understand how some
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Six climate change solutions we can all agree onIn the U.S., few issues seem to be as divisive as climate change. Although the science is unequivocal, political polarization has taken climate change hostage. Fortunately, there are solutions that people on both sides of the climate divide might be able to agree on. We have shared values to build upon: All Americans want to feel safe and secure in their homes and communities; Republicans, Democra
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Pattern analyses suggests it's possible to predict minimum quake size at its outset(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers with the California Institute of Technology has found evidence that suggests it might be possible to calculate a minimum peak quake size during the onset of an earthquake. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their study of subduction earthquakes and the application of pattern analysis to eventual quake size.
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15 Secretive Places You Can Now See on Google Earth (And 3 You Can't)Here are the government buildings, military installments and industrial centers you can now peruse on Google Earth — and three places still shielded from prying eyes.
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Maximized Living: “5 Essentials” of Chiropractic Marketing PropagandaWhat do vitalism, old school chiropractic subluxations, germ theory denial, detox supplements, marketing gimmicks, and practicing way beyond a reasonable scope have in common?
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What's next for offshore wind in the U.S.?Wind farms installed off the coasts of the U.S. could potentially generate more than 2,000 gigawatts of clean, carbon-free energy. That's about twice as much electricity as Americans currently consume. But so far, only the 30-megawatt Block Island Wind Farm off Rhode Island is operating, and America is falling dramatically behind on offshore wind. What's holding us back, and why is there reason to
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Hurricane topples 'Moon Tree' that was on Apollo missionWinds from Hurricane Irma have toppled a tiny tree that orbited the moon and later grew at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.
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Why Would North Korea Want to Drop a Hydrogen Bomb in the Ocean? The schoolyard-level taunting at the UN General Assembly sparked by President Trump’s threat to “totally destroy North Korea” if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or its allies was taken up a notch Friday as Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, responded in what is perhaps his first personal reply. The crux of Kim’s response : “I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged U.S. dotar
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A new way to enhance the capacity of memory devicesA Tomsk Polytechnic University study reveals how topological vortices found in low-dimensional materials can be both displaced and erased and restored again by the electrical field within nanoparticles. This may open exciting opportunities for memory devices or quantum computers in which information will be encrypted in the characteristics of topological vortices.
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Chiral crabsSander Wezenberg, and PhD students Thomas van Leeuwen and Kaja Sitkowska, from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, spoke to us about their work in chirality and molecular motors, and the seaside scene on the cover of ChemComm that it inspired.
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New pollinator guidelines aim to get Ireland's farmland buzzing againResearchers behind the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan (AIPP) this week unveiled new Farmland Guidelines to add another strand to a coordinated drive to help Ireland's pollinators survive and thrive. The guidelines were launched at the National Ploughing Championships by Minister of State at Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle TD.
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Why Google Play Store Malware Is So Hard To StopA rash of malware hit the Google Play store this summer. And while Google has taken big steps to improve Android security, there's no clear end in sight.
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HP Omen 15 Review: Decent Performance, But Man Is It UglyThe HP Omen 2015 is an unpretty beast, but it performs well enough.
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Image of the Day: Mouth PartsA high-resolution microscope reveals the intricate inner structure of the blood-sucking tsetse fly's saliva tube.
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Machine-learning cloud platforms get to work Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) The machine-learning smarts that help Google know what’s in a photo and let Amazon’s Alexa carry on a conversation are getting a real job. “ML” platforms from vendors like Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and others can automate business processes on a previously impossible scale and free up employees for more creative, thought-intensive work. They also require a lo
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Forbudt ukrudtsmiddel vendte hurtigt tilbageEt nedbrydningsprodukt efter ukrudtsmidlet rimsulfuron blev op gennem nullerne fundet under danske forsøgsmarker og forbudt. Men siden 2013 har det igen været tilladt på dispensation – og forbruget er lige så højt som før forbuddet.
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Futurity.org

Why the ’80s are like, totally back on screen The author of a new book about science fiction film from the 1950s through the beginning of the 1980s says that the ’80s are such a popular setting and inspiration for modern movies and TV shows because of the power of nostalgia. If you grew up in the 1980s, you might be reveling in the recent onslaught of movies and TV shows that are set in and celebrate that era, with offerings such as the big-
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Concrete applications for accelerator scienceParticle accelerators are the engines of particle physics research at Fermilab. They generate nearly light-speed, subatomic particles that scientists study to get to the bottom of what makes our universe tick. Fermilab experiments rely on a number of different accelerators, including a powerful, 500-foot-long linear accelerator that kick-starts the process of sending particle beams to various dest
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Popular Science

Something in our brain is making these spirals look like they are moving Head Trip Snakes on a plane. These playful circles stay still when you stare them down one at a time, but spin frustratingly when spied all together.
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Dagens Medicin

Carsten Hædersdal ny formand for Lægeforeningens Lægeetiske Nævn Overlæge på Frederiksberg Hospital bliver ny formand for det Lægeetiske Nævn i Lægeforeningen.
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Dagens Medicin

DF vil helst ikke bruge alternativt flertal mod produktivitetskrav Dansk Folkeparti vil forsøge at få forhandlet en hurtig afskaffelse af produktivitetskravet igennem ved finanslovforhandlingerne. Kun hvis det mislykkedes, vil partiet overveje at samarbejde med oppositionen om afskaffe det forhadte krav.
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Gizmodo

Zappos Is Running a Rare End of Season Sandal Sale Zappos End of Season Sandal Sale Zappos is basically a one-stop shoe destination already, but right now, they’re having an actual sale, marking down thousands of sandals for the end of the season . Heels, flats, thong, slides, all kinds of styles from brands like Tevas, Nike, Birkenstock, Sam Edelman, Keen, and more. Stock up for next season while you can. More Deals
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Supernovae death reveals link to stars' birthIt was previously thought that molecules and dust would be completely obliterated by the tremendous explosions of supernovae. Yet, for the first time, scientists have discovered that this is not actually the case.
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Science | The Guardian

Why rejecting the modern world is a privileged fantasy Mark Boyle argues that a primitive life away from the modern world is healthier , but the evidence strongly suggests that this is a privileged fantasy Romanticising the past is a common human compulsion , and may well have psychological benefits . But some people take it rather far, embracing millennia-old practices and lifestyles, like “paleo diets” , or alternative medicines based on “ancient w
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

The superconducting magnets of the futureThe superconducting magnets of the future are under development and CERN is on the front line. To increase the energy of circular colliders, physicists are counting on ever more powerful magnets, capable of generating magnetic fields way beyond the 8 Tesla produced by the magnets in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).
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Scientific American Content: Global

Didn't Scientists Already Know Where Cosmic Rays Come from?Some kinds, yes, but astronomers now have good evidence that the most powerful and mysterious ones come from far beyond the Milky Way -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Viden

Ny forskning: Højt sukkerindtag gør mænd deprimeredeEn engelsk undersøgelse konkluderer, at et overforbrug af sukker kan føre til psykiske problemer.
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Gizmodo

Frida Is A Good Dog, But She Hasn't Rescued 52 People From The Earthquake in Mexico GIF Frida the disaster rescue dog is a social media star. Not only is she just generally a good dog (perhaps one of the goodest), she is going above and beyond by trying to find survivors after the devastating 7.1 earthquake in Mexico City this week. But tales of her heroics so far have been a bit exaggerated. It’s easy to see why people are confused. News outlets like Buzzfeed News have publishe
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Dams and other barriers to salmon spawning grounds create challenges for fisheries managersWild salmon, historically, are born in rivers, swim to sea to live out their adulthoods, and find their way back to their freshwater spawning grounds to reproduce before dying.
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Gizmodo

Upgrade to Sateen Sheets From the Amazon Gold Box, Today Only Lynne & Company Sateen Sheet Sets , $37-$43 You spend a third of your life touching bed sheets, so you really ought to invest in ones you like. Today only on Amazon, you can upgrade to soft 400 thread-count sateen from the Gold Box . Prices range from $37 for a full set to $43 for a king, and you can choose from four different colors. Those prices are only available today though, so don’t sle
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Hacking a pressure sensor to track gradual motion along marine faultsDeep below the ocean's surface, shielded from satellite signals, the gradual movement of the seafloor—including along faults that can unleash deadly earthquakes and tsunamis—goes largely undetected. As a result, we know distressingly little about motion along the fault that lies just off the Pacific Northwest coast.
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The Atlantic

The Most Polarizing Education Reformer in New York City Back in 2004, The New York Times described Eva Moskowitz as having “sharp elbows.” At the time, Moskowitz represented Manhattan’s affluent Upper East Side on New York’s City Council and had, according to the Times profile, emerged as one of the council’s most influential members. Those sharp elbows helped her get things done, whether that meant replacing plastic newspaper racks with stylish fiber
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Science | The Guardian

Long-lost Congo notebooks may shed light on how trees react to climate change Decaying notebooks discovered in an abandoned research station contain a treasure trove of tree growth data dating from 1930s A cache of decaying notebooks found in a crumbling Congo research station has provided unexpected evidence with which to help solve a crucial puzzle – predicting how vegetation will respond to climate change. Continue reading...
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Engineers aim to harness energy from the Kuroshio ocean currentOIST researchers develop turbines to convert the power of ocean waves into clean, renewable energy.
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NASA-produced damage maps may aid Mexico quake responseA NASA-produced map of areas likely damaged by the Sept. 19 magnitude 7.1 Raboso earthquake near Mexico City has been provided to Mexican authorities to help responders and groups supporting the response efforts. The quake, which struck 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of Mexico City, caused significant loss of life and property damage.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Developing robots that can walk more naturallyWalking on two legs isn't as easy as it seems. For robots and their designers, it is an even bigger challenge! Researchers at EPFL's Biorobotics Laboratory are testing novel algorithms to improve humanoids' ability to walk and interact with humans.
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Latest Headlines | Science News

Confusion lingers over health-related pros and cons of marijuana50 years ago, the effects of chronic marijuana smoking on mental health were hazy. They still are.
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Science | The Guardian

Neanderthal boy's skull reveals they grew like modern boys Rare discovery of child’s partial skeleton at 49,000-year-old site in Spain suggests extinct ancestors had similar pattern of growth to modern humans The 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 have said. The rare discovery of a child’s partial skel
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Archaeologists Don't Always Need to Dig—They've Got DronesOn the morning of the solar eclipse, archaeologists took a drone into the desert to create fantastic 3-D renderings of a Hohokam village.
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With 'Star Trek: Discovery,' CBS Discovers That TV Ain't Easy AnymoreBy putting prequel series 'Star Trek: Discovery' on its streaming network, CBS is trying to solve a problem no one has figured out yet.
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Feed: All Latest

Why Facebook And Google Are Clashing With Internet Freedom AdvocatesHow longtime allies of Google, Facebook and co. became sometime adversaries
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Science : NPR

Gassy Cows Warm The Planet. Scientists Think They Know How To Squelch Those Belches Researchers have won a prize for discovering that a cow's genetics determine which microbes populate its gut. Some of those microbes produce the greenhouse gas methane that ends up in the atmosphere. (Image credit: Charlie Litchfield/AP)
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Scientific American Content: Global

Trump's Breathtaking Hypocrisy on Coal MiningHe has said he supports miners and their communities, but his actions put their health and their lives at risk -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Re-introduction of native mammals helps restore arid landscapesSmall native mammals eat more plant seeds than had been realised, and their loss to predators such as foxes and feral cats has likely caused significant changes to vegetation in outback Australia.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Stressed-out meerkats less likely to help groupDominant female meerkats use aggression to keep subordinates from breeding, but a new study finds this negative behavior also can result in the latter becoming less willing to help within the group.
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Video: How will climate change impact ocean health?The oceans provide one quarter of the world's dietary protein, yet we have little understanding of how changes in ocean temperatures and chemistry will impact ocean life, from microbes to coral reefs to commercial fish stocks, and threaten marine food security.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Biomass-produced electricity in the US possible, though expensiveIf the U.S. wants to start using wood pellets to produce energy, either the government or power customers will have to pay an extra cost, a new University of Georgia study has found.
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Ars Technica

Friend Request film review: Another Facebook horror film? Yes—and it’s solid Marina doesn't like what she sees on a social networking site. And thus, the evil of Friend Request begins. (credit: Warner Bros.) Friend Request is the second "Facebook horror film" to receive wide release in the past two years. That number may either seem too high or too low to you, but it's certainly fertile pop-culture territory: young, hip kids live their lives online and die for it, mwahaha
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Gizmodo

Uber Banned in London For 'Lack of Corporate Responsibility' (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) Uber, the troubled amateur cab company, has experienced yet another setback in its plan to take over the world. The city of London just revoked Uber’s license to operate in the city. Transport For London (TfL) released a statement saying that Uber’s license would formally expire on September 30th. Uber says that it will appeal the decision and will operate as us
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Dagens Medicin

DSAM’s regionale bestyrelser er blevet valgtStemmerne er talt op for de fem regionale valg til bestyrelserne i almen praksis' faglige selskab, DSAM. Se hvem, der er blevet valgt i din region.
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Dagens Medicin

Ledelsen afviser dårlige arbejdsforhold på fynske sygehuse – Yngre Læger er forundret
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Image: X-plane preliminary design model tests quiet supersonic technologySamantha O'Flaherty, Test Engineer for Jacobs Technology Inc., finalizes the set-up of the Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) Preliminary Design Model inside the 14- by- 22 Foot Subsonic Tunnel at NASA Langley Research Center. Over the next several weeks, engineers will conduct aerodynamic tests on the 15% scale model and the data collected from the wind tunnel test will be used to predict how t
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Scientists show how to control catalyst that turns a greenhouse gas into a fuel or feedstockWhat if we could turn carbon dioxide, CO2, into a valuable resource? Using CO2 as a feedstock to create fuels or other chemicals would offer economic and environmental benefits. The challenge is designing effective processes that yield only the desired chemical: methane or carbon monoxide. Why? Scientists didn't have a clear understanding of the pivotal steps in the reaction mechanism. Scientists
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Research reveals the hidden history of sociable reading in 18th century homesBooks had a social function in 18th century homes, according to new research from Oxford University.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Virtual reality tool developed to untangle genesResearchers from Oxford have been using virtual reality software to compile genetic data to create models which explain how genes are controlled within their natural chromosomal environments.
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Ingeniøren

Analyse: Chancen for miljørigtige bilafgifter blev (næsten) forpassetEndnu en gang mislykkedes det trods et stort politisk flertal at omlægge de danske bilskatter, så de udelukkende prioriterer sikkerhed og miljø.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Neutrino facility could change understanding of the universeThe University of Oxford's Department of Physics will play a pivotal role in a flagship global science facility that could change our understanding of the universe.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

The dentition of the wedgefish appears designed to crush shellfish, but it also eats stingraysThe diet of some animals is not what the shape of their teeth would have you think. That's the conclusion from a recent study on the jaw of a wedgefish by a team headed by Mason Dean, scientist at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam-Golm. Although these batoid fish, i.e. relatives of sharks and rays, have wide teeth and normally eat shellfish and shrimp, fragments of tai
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Vitamin super-cocktail to combat 60 days of lying in bedThis week will see the second ESA bedrest study investigating a mix of antioxidants and vitamins that could help astronauts to combat the side effects of living in space.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Should Apple iPhone X Trust Facial Recognition for Security?New FaceID biometrics will unlock the smartphone and provide access to Apple Pay and other apps -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Revolutionary guitar string rocks the guitar worldA revolutionary guitar string developed at the University of St Andrews has struck a chord with some of the greats of the music world.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Quantum data takes a ride on sound wavesYale scientists have created a simple-to-produce device that uses sound waves to store quantum information and convert it from one form to another, all inside a single, integrated chip.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Analysis of titanium in ancient rocks creates upheaval in history of early EarthThe Earth's history is written in its elements, but as the tectonic plates slip and slide over and under each other over time, they muddy that evidence—and with it the secrets of why Earth can sustain life.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Diamonds show Earth still capable of 'superhot' surprisesDiamonds may be 'forever,' but some may have formed more recently than geologists thought. A study of 26 diamonds, formed under extreme melting conditions in the Earth's mantle, found two populations, one of which has geologically 'young' ages. The results show that certain volcanic events on Earth may still be able to create super-heated conditions previously thought to have only existed early in
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Clues to ancient past—baby mummy, dinosaur skulls scannedThe mummified remains of a 7-month-old baby boy and pieces of skull from two teenage Triceratops underwent computed tomography (CT) scans Saturday, Sept. 16, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, in hopes researchers could learn more about the ancient past. The project is a collaboration between the Saint Louis Science Center and the School of Medicine.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Uber loses licence to operate in London (Update)London transport authorities said Friday they would not renew Uber's licence to operate in the city when it expires due to public safety concerns, although the US-based ride-hailing app has said it will appeal.
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Dagens Medicin

Lægefaglige direktører advarer mod at droppe psykiatrien i KBU Psykiatrien får endnu sværere ved at rekruttere læger, hvis KBU-forløb i almen praksis bliver obligatorisk at have et. Det krav vil tvinge psykiatrien helt ud af KBU, advarer lægefaglige direktører.
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The Atlantic

There and Back Again “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” So began the legendarium that dominated a genre, changed Western literature and the field of linguistics, created a tapestry of characters and mythology that endured four generations, built an anti-war ethos that endured a World War and a Cold War, and spawned a multibillion-dollar media franchise. J.R.R. Tolkien’s work is probably best remembered t
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The Atlantic

Building Mentorship Out of Trauma Robert Lang, a 68-year-old lawyer at the American Bar Association, has over the course of his career served clients facing immigration crises and domestic violence, among other issues. It’s stressful work, and in order to avoid burnout, Lang has set aside time for what he calls his “adventure” periods: He’s worked as a hospitality manager in the Virgin Islands and a teacher in Los Angeles. But La
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NYT > Science

How Dogs Recognize Their Scents — And SelvesDogs appear to know their own scent in a test involving samples of urine. Is that the same as recognizing oneself in a mirror?
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NYT > Science

ScienceTake: Dogs Recognize Themselves in Test Based on Smell, Not SightCanines don’t seem to perceive their reflections in mirrors. But they do better with a ‘‘smell mirror.’’
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Ingeniøren

Jordvarme-anlæg skal levere fjernvarme til nybyggere ved KoldingNybyggere i Vester Nebel kan blive nogle af de første i landet til at få fjernvarme fra et jordvarmeanlæg, når Trefor Varme i Kolding vil etablere et helt nyt fjernvarmenet til 40-45 huse i en ny udstykning.
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Ingeniøren

Ugens it-job: Beskyt Danmarks største samling af følsom data eller optimer sikkerheden hos landets største energiselskab? På dagens liste jagter Skat, Dong, Netcompany, Forsvaret og BEC it-professionelle. Find det rette job for dig. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/ugens-it-job-beskyt-danmarks-stoerste-samling-foelsom-data-eller-optimere-sikkerheden-hos Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Viden

Fredagsslik: Børnekroppe er mestre i at tøjle sukkerEn sund barnekrop er enormt dygtig til at regulere blodsukkeret, men som forælder er der nogle ting, man bør tage højde for, når man navigerer i sukker-junglen, siger forsker.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strainsIt will enter clinical trials to prevent and treat the infection next year.
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