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Cartography of the cosmosThere are hundreds of billions of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy. Estimates indicate a similar number of galaxies in the observable universe, each with its own large assemblage of stars, many with their own planetary systems. Beyond and between these stars and galaxies are all manner of matter in various phases, such as gas and dust. Another form of matter, dark matter, exists in a very differe
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Stereophonic device enables objects to 'talk' to usersNEC Corporation today announced the development of acoustic augmented reality (AR) technology that gives a "voice" to objects that can only be heard by users of specialized wireless earphones. These advanced devices also enable users to easily identify the direction and location that the voices originate from, making this technology ideal for marketing purposes and guide services.
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Engineers to pioneer unprecedented high speed wireless data coverageA major new international research programme is responding to the overwhelming demand of internet traffic to develop ubiquitous wireless data coverage with unprecedented speed at millimetre waves.
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Heat-tolerant broccoli for the futureBroccoli is becoming more popular with the American consumer, providing plenty of nutrients in the diet. But it isn't easy getting this cool-weather vegetable to your table. Broccoli producers face many factors that impede getting their crop to market—including unexpected temperature fluctuations and excessive heat. Heat stress while broccoli's florets are developing can reduce crop yield and qual
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Poachers target Africa's lions, vultures with poisonPoisoning Africa's wildlife is an old practice, but conservationists fear such incidents are escalating, saying relatively easy access to agricultural chemicals and the surging illegal market for animal parts are increasing pressure on a number of beleaguered species. The threat is compounded by the indiscriminate nature of poisoning, in which a single contaminated carcass can take down a range of
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Electric car-sharing service to roll into SingaporeAn electric car-sharing service will be launched in Singapore in December, in what the company behind the scheme said Wednesday was a first for Southeast Asia.
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The strange structures of the Saturn nebulaThe spectacular planetary nebula NGC 7009, or the Saturn Nebula, emerges from the darkness like a series of oddly-shaped bubbles, lit up in glorious pinks and blues. This colourful image was captured by the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT). The map—which reveals a wealth of intricate structures in the dust, including shells, a halo and a curious wave-like feature—will help astro
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On top of the top quark—new ATLAS experiment resultsPhysicists from the ATLAS Experiment at CERN have presented exciting new results at the 10th International Workshop on Top Quark Physics (TOP2017), held in Braga (Portugal). The conference brought together experimental and theoretical physicists specialising in the heaviest known elementary particle: the top quark.
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Wasted bird feathers turned into foodEvery year, millions of tons of bird feathers from slaughterhouses are wasted. In the future, we can instead perhaps make use of the protein in the feathers and eat them. Researchers in biotechnology at Lund University in Sweden have identified and refined a microorganism capable of converting various forms of organic waste into products for food, animal feed and cosmetics, among others.
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Integrating nanocavities into optical fibers with femtosecond laser ablationControlling and manipulating the interaction of light with nanostructures offers the promise of new and innovative technological applications ranging from nanolasers and sensors to quantum computing. However, in spite of tremendous advances in nanotechnology that has enabled the fabrication of one and two dimensional structures (such as photonic crystal cavities), efficiently integrating nanocryst
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Advanced molybdenum selenide near infrared phototransistorsOptical sensors operating in the near infrared (NIR) are important for applications in imaging, photodetectors, and biological sensors. Notably, recent reports on the synthesis of high quality, large areas of graphene has motivated researchers to search for other 2-D materials with properties suitable for NIR devices.
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The strange structures of the Saturn nebulaThe spectacular planetary nebula NGC 7009, or the Saturn Nebula, emerges from the darkness like a series of oddly-shaped bubbles, lit up in glorious pinks and blues. This colourful image was captured by the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT). The map -- which reveals a wealth of intricate structures in the dust, including shells, a halo and a curious wave-like feature -- will help
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Yes, NFL Viewership Is Down. No, It’s Not All Trump. Puerto Rico is in ruins, North Korea is threatening to drop hydrogen bombs, Obamacare’s repeal is slipping back into the grave from which it rose, and tax reform is languishing in Congress. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has tweeted 25 times since Saturday about NFL ratings and the right of athletes to kneel during the national anthem. The president, whose fixation with attendance has been obv
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Democrats Dance With Donald Trump on Debt-Ceiling Repeal The debt ceiling is one of those classic Washington issues: Not many people understand it. (The concept isn’t complicated, just boring.) And most of the time, no one gives a flying frog about it—including Congress. (Pondering long-term debt tends to mess with members’ spending and/or tax-cutting plans.) But every so often, the U.S. Treasury hits its congressionally set borrowing limit, compelling
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Her er tallene: Ny aftale mere end halverer udbygningen af sol og vind på landEn ny aftale mellem Dansk Folkeparti og regeringen sikrer kun, hvad der svarer til 95 MW vindkraft fra landmøller årligt, hvor udbygningen de foregående fem år gennemsnitligt har været 267 MW.
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Google retter ind efter EU-bøder EU-bøder får Google til at ændre deres shopping reklamer i Europa. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/google-retter-ind-efter-eu-boeder-1081101 Version2
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Journalist fik udleveret 800 sider om sig selv af Tinder - »vi kan ikke garantere den fortsatte sikkerhed« 800 sider lyder ikke nødvendigvis af specielt meget, men det er, hvad en journalist fra The Guardian fik udleveret, da hun bad Tinder om de oplysninger, firmaet lå inde med om hende. Ifølge Tinder selv, kan firmaet ikke garantere for den fortsatte beskyttelse af de oplysninger, som der frivilligt gives af brugerne. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/journalist-fik-udleveret-800-sider-sig-selv-tinder
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Researchers report innovative solid state fluoride ceramic lasersPolycrystalline ceramic materials offer advantages including robustness over conventional glass as gain media for solid state lasers: devices that find many applications such as laser processing and medical surgery.
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Direct and accurate measurements of electron densities of plasmasIsaac Newton's discovery in the mid-1600s that white light consists of a spectrum of rainbow colors, and then in the early 1800s Joseph von Fraunhofer's observation of lines in the solar spectrum laid the foundations for modern day spectroscopy—the workhorse of astronomers analyzing the chemical compositions of plasmas that form the basis of stars and galaxies.
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New algorithms for high speed and low cost 3-D imagingUltrawideband millimeter-wave radar devices are promising as high precision sensors to monitor environments where vision is hindered due to clouds and fog for applications including automobile collision avoidance systems. Importantly, during the identification of objects under such circumstances, raw data from the sensors must be rapidly and accurately processed into three dimensional images by so
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Improving weather forecasting with a new IASI channel selection methodWith the advent of satellite observation techniques and improvements in data assimilation schemes, the initial state in a numerical weather prediction (NWP) model is increasingly realistic. This is fast becoming the most vital part of the process. Furthermore, among the many available satellite observations, infrared hyperspectral measurements are known to have the greatest impact on weather forec
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Giant Australian marsupials were like no otherA giant prehistoric Ice Age marsupial related to wombats and koalas has been discovered to be the only marsupial known to have ever followed annual seasonal migration.
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At New Scientist Live, arms and oil companies are buying credibility from science The sponsorship by Shell and BAE Systems of this weekend’s New Scientist Live festival crosses an ethical red line, writes Chris Garrard , a campaigner and member of the Art Not Oil coalition In the past month we have witnessed record-breaking storms, provoking pressing questions about our changing climate, while the Cassini probe concluded an almost 20-year journey in space which has shaped our
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A quantum pioneer unlocks matter’s hidden secrets Physicist Gil Lonzarich has sparked a revolution in the study of phase transitions driven by quantum fluctuations. Nature 549 448 doi: 10.1038/549448a
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Sidste chance: Deadline for disse jobopslag udløber snart Dagens liste tilbyder jobstillinger, hvor deadline for ansøgning nærmer sig. Blandt virksomhederne finder du for eksempel firmaer som Sigma Designs Technology, DNV, Chr. Hansen, MT Højgaard og Siemens. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/sidste-chance-deadline-disse-jobopslag-udloeber-snart-10264 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Herning Kommune vil have brintbusser: »Strøm kan jo ikke lagres i ledningerne«I Herning har byrådet afsat 15 millioner kroner til at få bybusser på brint. Men kommunen har hverken kigget på biogas eller batteribusser.
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Nødvendigt at alle KBU-forløb omfatter almen praksisVist skal vil sikre det nødvendige antal speciallæger i psykiatri, men det bør ikke ske ved at gå på kompromis med, at alle KBU-forløb skal indeholde ophold i almen medicin.
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Lyft and Ford will team up for self-driving car network Enlarge (credit: Ford) On Wednesday morning, Ford revealed that it is the latest OEM to partner with Lyft as it prepares to put self-driving cars on the roads in a few short years. In a post on Medium , Ford VP of Autonomous Vehicles and Electrification Sherif Marakby explained that the Blue Oval chose the Pink Mustache to help build out the infrastructure that will connect customers with its aut
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Cellular 'message in a bottle' may provide path to new way of treating diseaseA newly discovered cellular messaging mechanism could lead to a new way to deliver therapeutics to tissues affected by disease, according to a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health study. Researchers found a type of extracellular vesicle -- a sac secreted by cells that contains proteins and RNA molecules -- carries receptors that allow signaling without direct contact between cells.
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A Reckoning for the GOP's Go-It-Alone Legislative Strategy With the collapse of their latest plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republicans have once again acknowledged what has been obvious for several months: They do not have a Senate majority large enough to reshape the nation’s health-insurance system. They are betting, however, that it’s big enough to rewrite the tax code. Unwilling to make concessions to Democrats, GOP leaders have pursued a l
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If we don't focus on why people overeat, we will never solve obesity Emotional, physical or sexual abuse can lie at root of weight problems in later life and, unless targeted, taxes on food types will be cruel to those who self-medicate • Outclassed: The Secret Life of Inequality is our new column about class. Read all articles here Trinity Wallace-Ellis first recalls associating food with consolation when she was about eight. Her heroin-addicted father could expl
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September Is the Strongest Hurricane Month Ever Recorded—Probably Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia, and Maria. Over the past 30 days, some of the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean have prompted a diluvial flood, a mass migration, and an ongoing humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. It can feel like there’s little precedent for so many hurricanes in so short a time. In fact, there isn’t—at least within living memory. According to early estimates, S
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Danmarks sikreste fængsel låser døren grundigtEt moderne topsikret fængsel indeholder særlige bygningskrav. Et af dem er smalle fuger.
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SK Hynix to put 395 billion yen in Toshiba's chip unit saleSK Hynix Inc. says it will invest 395 billion yen ($3.5 billion) partly through convertible bonds to purchase Toshiba's memory chip unit.
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Antenner som et pindsvin sætter turbo på mini-satellitServicebesøg i rummet er dyrt. En løsning kan være at give mange små antenner styrke som paraboler.
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Climate change: Ministers should be 'sued' over targetsThe ex-chief scientist says the government should be made to enshrine a zero-emissions target in law.
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A glimpse of when Canada's badlands were a lush dinosaur forest by the sea | Elsa Panciroli The fossils of Alberta capture a remarkable snapshot of a warmer, wetter North America Cradling the shattered limb bone of a dinosaur in her hand, the technician was lit from underneath by a desk lamp. Around her, members of the public crowded close to watch as she carefully glued the fragments of bone together. The glow of the lamp picked out her features, like a kid telling a ghost story over a
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Ian the Climate Denialist Potato asks: Is there coal in space? | First Dog on the Moon We’ll also find out what life form Barnaby Joyce really is, and we’ll appoint Malcolm Roberts as ambassador to Alpha Centauri Sign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are published Get all your needs met at the First Dog shop if what you need is First Dog merchandise and prints Continue reading...
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Giant Solomon Islands rat believed to eat coconuts discovered Study of skull, as well as DNA analysis, confirms new species in genus of mosaic tailed rats or Uromys A mysterious and elusive species of giant rat that lives in the dense rainforest canopy of the Solomon Islands, and is reputed to open coconuts with its teeth, has been discovered by scientists and is likely to be quickly listed as critically endangered. For decades, the rat’s existence had been
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Ghanaian villagers profit from monkey businessThe villagers of Tafi Atome, in Ghana's Volta Region, grew up listening to tales of their spiritual links to the 1,000 or so mona monkeys that inhabit the surrounding lush forest.
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Hurricane Irma death toll rises to 72 in FloridaHurricane Irma killed 72 people in Florida when it battered the southern state on September 10, according to an updated death toll that includes figures from individual counties.
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Twitter aims to boost appeal with new 280-character tweet limitTwitter is testing allowing tweets to be expanded to 280 characters—double the existing limit—in the latest effort to boost flagging growth at the social network.
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Energy drinks, game faces at Shanghai eSports 'boot camp'Urgent cries ring out in a room crammed with computers and caffeine—"Kill that one!" "They're murdering us!"—as training for the Flash Wolves eSports team gets into full swing.
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Shipping risks rise as Antarctic ice hits record lowSea ice cover in Antarctica dropped to a record low this year, scientists said on Wednesday, as they warned the frozen continent's unpredictable nature poses growing risks to shipping including tourist cruises.
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NFL's Amazon deal could be test for more streaming gamesAmazon begins its foray into live streaming of NFL games Thursday night when it will air a matchup between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers on its Prime Video service.
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Collapsed Mexico school raises questions about quake codesOn paper at least, the Mexico City school appeared to be structurally sound and built to withstand a major earthquake. But it collapsed, killing 26 people, most of them children. And now authorities are looking into whether an apartment reportedly built on top of the two-story school was to blame.
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Belching Vanuatu volcano may blow, forces 7,000 to fleeA rumbling, belching volcano that's threatening to blow had forced more than 7,000 people to flee their homes by Wednesday on an island in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu.
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Noise pollution found to be disruptive for schooling fishHuman activities, like spreading cities, transport and construction, generate a lot of noise that travels faster in water than in air.
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Lost continent of Zealandia: Scientists return from expedition to sunken landAfter a nine-week voyage to study the lost, submerged continent of Zealandia in the South Pacific, a team of 32 scientists from 12 countries has arrived in Hobart, Tasmania, aboard the research vessel JOIDES Resolution.
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A first look at geographic variation in Gentoo penguin callsVocal communication is central to the lives of many birds, which use sound to attract mates and defend territories. Penguins are no exception, but we know little about how or why penguin vocalizations vary geographically between isolated populations. A new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances takes a broad look at vocalizations across the range of Gentoo Penguins and concludes that while th
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Caribbean praying mantises have ancient African originThree seemingly unrelated praying mantis groups inhabiting Cuba and the rest of the Greater Antilles actually share an ancient African ancestor and possibly form the oldest endemic animal lineage on the Caribbean islands, Cleveland Museum of Natural History researchers have determined.
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Childhood cancer survivors: a unique perspective – Science Weekly podcast What does later life look like for the growing population of childhood cancer survivors? And how might their experiences change the way we treat this group of diseases? Subscribe & Review on iTunes , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud & Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter A diagnosis of cancer is always a life-changing event, but when the patient is a child the blow must feel e
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Childhood cancer survivors: a unique perspective – Science Weekly podcastWhat does later life look like for the growing population of childhood cancer survivors? And how might their experiences change the way we treat this group of diseases?
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Songbird populations may indicate trouble in northwestern forestsPopulations of many North American songbirds are declining, and in many cases we don't understand why—for example, whether the problem lies with reproductive success or in the survival rates of adults. Conservation efforts need this information to be effective, and bird banding stations can help fill in the gaps, providing insights into how demographics vary across space and time. A new study from
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Tree-dwelling, coconut-cracking giant rat discovered in Solomon IslandsRemember the movie The Princess Bride, when the characters debate the existence of R.O.U.S.es (Rodents of Unusual Size), only to be beset by enormous rats? That's kind of what happened here.
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A beautiful wing design solution inspired by owl feathersMany species of owl are able to hunt without being heard by their prey by suppressing the noise of their wings at sound frequencies above 1.6 kilohertz (kHz)—including the range at which human hearing is most sensitive.
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Hospitalsbygger sparer penge: »Jeg tog røven på it-afdelingen« Hvis der skal spares penge på hovedstadens hospitalsbyggerier må man snyde it-afdelingen. Det sparer penge på telefonstik og giver big data i retur. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/hospitalsbygger-vi-tog-roeven-paa-it-afdelingen-1080819 Version2
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Overlæge: Uetisk ikke at anvende sundhedsdata bedre Vi har en moralsk forpligtigelse til at innovere, mener overlæge. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/overlaege-uetisk-ikke-at-anvende-sundhedsdata-bedre-1081059 Version2
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U.S. Climate Change Policy: Made in CaliforniaA peculiar confluence of history, legal precedent and defiance has set the stage for a regulatory mutiny in California that would reverberate throughout the country.
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Giant, tree-dwelling rat discovered in Solomon Islands But elusive coconut-cracking rodent may already be close to extinction. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22684
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Deadly Mexico quakes not linked Despite close timing, researchers doubt that the first big tremor set off the second. Nature 549 442 doi: 10.1038/549442a
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Biochemist chosen as Canada's chief science adviser Mona Nemer is a former administrator at the University of Ottawa whose research has focused on cardiovascular problems. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22687
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Tree-dwelling, coconut-cracking giant rat discovered in Solomon IslandsScientists have discovered a new species of giant rat. It's more than four times the size of the black rats that live in the US, it lives in trees, and it's rumored to crack open coconuts with its teeth. It's actually pretty cute.
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Brain disconnections may contribute to Parkinson's hallucinationsResearchers have found that disconnections of brain areas involved in attention and visual processing may contribute to visual hallucinations in individuals with Parkinson's disease, according to a new study. The disconnected brain areas seen on functional MRI may be valuable in predicting the development of visual hallucinations in patients with Parkinson's disease.
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Songbird populations may indicate trouble in northwestern forestsPopulations of many North American songbirds are declining, and in many cases we don't understand why. Conservation efforts need this information to be effective, and bird banding stations can help fill in the gaps, providing insights into how demographics vary across space and time. A new study presents ten years of data from banding stations across northern California and southern Oregon and off
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A first look at geographic variation in Gentoo penguin callsVocal communication is central to the lives of many birds, which use sound to attract mates and defend territories. Penguins are no exception, but we know little about how or why penguin vocalizations vary between isolated populations. A new study takes a broad look at vocalizations across the range of Gentoo penguins and concludes that while their calls do vary from place to place, we still have
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US-Russia-China cooperation could hinder the proliferation of hypersonic missilesA new RAND report proposes that despite their differences, Russia, China and the United States should act jointly to head off a little-recognized security threat -- the proliferation of hypersonic missiles beyond the three nations.
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Slack CEO: How We’ll Use AI to Reduce Information OverloadStewart Butterfield talks about how machine learning can help your work productivity.
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A Freakishly Large New Species of Rat Has Been Discovered in the Solomon Islands This is an illustration of the new species, Uromys vika . Image: Velizar Simeonovski, The Field Museum The Solomon Islands—a nation comprised of nearly one thousand islands located northeast of Australia, between Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea—is an impressive corner of the globe. Dense, lush rainforest blankets the majority of the islands, and the country’s coral reef biodiversity is among the ric
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Trumpism Wins in Alabama, Even If Trump Doesn't MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Judge Roy Moore’s victory in the Alabama Senate primary came in the face of opposition from millions of dollars in Republican establishment money and the president himself. And that means there will be more insurgent candidates like him in the 2018 midterm cycle. Though Moore didn’t have $10 million from a super PAC connected to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and a rally
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Distanceledelse: Udstationerede konsulenter kan true produktiviteten Dårligt arbejdsmiljø blokerer for at yde en god indsats. Det skaber frustration – i særdeleshed, når man ikke deler adresse med chefen, og han tilmed ignorerer problemet. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/distanceledelse-udstationerede-konsulenter-kan-true-produktiviteten-10174 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Facts About DeerThere are 47 species of deer, including caribou, elk, moose and wapiti.
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Byggestyrelse: For dyrt hvis beboerne skal kunne beskytte sig mod giftig røg og gasOPDATERET: I moderne lejlighedsejendomme er det ikke muligt at slukke ventilationen under brand. Myndighedernes løsning: Drop opfordringen til at slukke ventilationen.
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Nasa's mission to 'touch the Sun'The Parker Solar Probe is going to be the first spacecraft to journey deep into the Sun's atmosphere.
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FDA Study Halted After Jane Goodall ObjectsThe primatologist had written to the agency that the trial, which involved observing the effects of nicotine addiction in squirrel monkeys, was 'cruel and unnecessary.'
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7 Questions About Twitter's Doubled Character Limit On Tuesday evening, Twitter announced that it is experimenting with doubling the length of tweets, allowing users to post up to 280 characters per message. To start, the feature will only be available to a random set of users on the service. But if adopted by the platform as a whole, the change will constitute one of the most fundamental changes to Twitter’s core product in years. “This is a smal
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Newton's Laws of MotionNewton's laws of motion formalize the description of the motion of massive bodies and how they interact.
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Inertia & Newton's First Law of MotionNewton's First Law of Motion states, "A body at rest will remain at rest, and a body in motion will remain in motion unless it is acted upon by an external force."
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Force, Mass & Acceleration: Newton's Second Law of MotionNewton’s Second Law of Motion states, “The force acting on an object is equal to the mass of that object times its acceleration.”
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Lost continent of Zealandia: Scientists return from expedition to sunken landAfter a nine-week voyage to study the lost, submerged continent of in the South Pacific, a team of 32 scientists from 12 countries has arrived in Hobart, Tasmania, aboard the research vessel JOIDES Resolution.
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Zealandia drilling reveals secrets of sunken lost continent South Pacific landmass may have been closer to land level than once thought, providing pathways for animals and plants The mostly submerged continent of Zealandia may have been much closer to land level than previously thought, providing pathways for animals and plants to cross continents from 80m years ago, an expedition has revealed. Zealandia, a for the most part underwater landmass in the Sou
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The Internet Doesn't Need—or Want—Longer TweetsIt's like Twitter is trying to screw up the one thing it's done right.
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Packs of killer penguins herd fish into balls then pick them offCameras strapped to African penguins reveal that the birds team up to hunt shoals of fish, suggesting they are both smart and highly cooperative
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Opening up a new chapter for early diagnosis of Alzheimer'sKorean researchers have identified the cause of olfactory dysfunction in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease. It is expected to be used in early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and therapeutic researches.
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Restoring breathing capacity in Duchenne muscular dystrophy by activating the brainNew research published in the Journal of Physiology today suggests that enhancing breathing via the brain may limit deficiencies in respiratory capacity in Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients.
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Save 25% On Any Of Eight Sleep's Mattresses, Including Optional Dual-Zone Temperature Control There are seemingly dozens of internet mattress companies these days, but Eight Sleep sets itself apart by piling on smart features, and you can try out any of their mattresses for 25% off with promo code KINJA25 . The mattresses themselves are basically what you’ve come to expect from internet mattresses these days: They’re blocks built from multiple layers of different types of foam. With Eight
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Many preschool teachers aren’t confident in science Preschool instructors may not have the knowledge, skills, or confidence to effectively teach their students science, new research shows. The problem could be contributing to America’s poor global performance in this crucially important subject. “…it seems the preschool teachers in our study were more confident of their ability in literacy than in science…” In their work, researchers found that ea
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A beautiful wing design solution inspired by owl feathersLehigh University researchers have formulated a mathematical solution that could help minimize noise, maximize aerodynamics in design of porous airfoils (2-D wings) to improve wind turbines and air vehicles. The work has been described in a paper to be published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences called "The steady aerodynamics of aerofoils with
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Caribbean praying mantises have ancient African originThree seemingly unrelated praying mantis groups inhabiting Cuba and the rest of the Greater Antilles actually share an ancient African ancestor and possibly form the oldest endemic animal lineage on the Caribbean islands, Cleveland Museum of Natural History researchers have determined.
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Clinical trial reveals genetic fault that reduces the effectiveness of leukemia treatmentA genetic fault has been identified in people with an aggressive type of leukemia that can significantly affect how they respond to treatment.
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Noise pollution found to be disruptive for schooling fishNew research from scientists at the University of Bristol has found that noise from human construction projects can disrupt the schools that are so impressive in marine fish.
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This giant marsupial was a seasonal migrantThe giant, extinct marsupial Diprotodon optatum migrated seasonally, the first marsupial shown to do so.
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Mysterious ‘comet’ is actually two asteroids Astronomers have observed that an unusual, comet-like type of object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter is actually two asteroids that orbit each other. With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers found that the object has comet-like features, including a bright coma and a long tail. This is the first known binary asteroid also classified as a comet. Asteroid 288P
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Meet the Moth That Produces Both Bird and Ant Repellants Meet the Moth That Produces Both Bird and Ant Repellants The wood tiger moth employs an arsenal of different weapons to defend itself. image1_cropped.jpg Wood tiger moths release bird-repelling fluid from behind their heads (left) and ant-repelling fluid from their anuses (right). Image credits: Courtesy of Janne Valkonen (Home page image credit: NationalMothWeek_Japan via Flickr, License: CC BY
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Time Is Running Out For The Super Smash Bros. Scene's Favorite Game Controller In the 16 years since Super Smash Brothers: Melee came out, it has gotten harder and harder for Smash tournaments and pro players to keep using the controller for which it was originally made. GameCube controllers are getting old. The best ones are are hard to find and expensive to maintain. And some players complain that they cause hand pain. Yet the GameCube controller is the only controller th
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The Atlantic Daily: Emergency Response What We’re Following Crisis in Puerto Rico: Most of the U.S. territory is without power and running water after Hurricanes Irma and Maria knocked out large portions of its infrastructure, leaving hospitals struggling to care for patients and families on the mainland waiting for news about their loved ones. The island’s wildlife are also in trouble, with researchers working to save a unique colony
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HIV rates climbing among over-50s in UK and Europe, researchers warn Older people more likely to be infected through heterosexual sex and to have more advanced disease when it is finally diagnosed, new study reveals HIV rates are climbing in the over-50s in the UK and across Europe, while the rate of new infections among younger people is dropping, according to new research which warns that the epidemic may be taking a new direction. The study, from the European C
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Senators Seeking to Police Facebook Political Ads Move Forward With Draft Bill Photo: Getty In a letter last week, Sens. Mark Warner and Amy Klobuchar urged their colleagues to support a bill that would crack down on shadowy campaign ads running on social networks like Facebook. A draft of that bill may be circulated among lawmakers as early as Tuesday, Gizmodo has learned, but with at least one significant change. The bill as originally proposed was intended to track “elec
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Adequate Man Unity Is For Suckers | The Slot One of Trump’s Shitty Golf Courses Cost Puerto Rican Ta Adequate Man Unity Is For Suckers | The Slot One of Trump’s Shitty Golf Courses Cost Puerto Rican Taxpayers Millions of Dollars | The Root Sponsors Are Dropping NFL Players for Protesting. This Is What We Mean When We Say ‘White Supremacy’ | Splinter You Are Jonathan Chait’s Enemy |
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E.P.A. to Spend Nearly $25,000 on a Soundproof Booth for PruittThe Environmental Protection Agency has signed a contract for a secure communications booth for the office its administrator, Scott Pruitt.
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Signal Is Using a Surprising Tool to Make Your Privacy More Bulletproof Image Source: Signal If you want total privacy, Signal is the generally understood to be the best messaging app around. But that doesn’t mean it offers total privacy. Its developers are still working on improvements. And the latest tweak uses a controversial new feature in Intel processors to prove to that Signal isn’t storing your contact info. The fact is, unless you’re an expert in information
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How to fix the most common smartphone problems DIY Totally debugging. Most smartphone problems fall into just a few categories, like dwindling battery life or random crashes. Here's how to solve the worst phone issues.
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Toddler Swallows 28 Buckyballs: Why These Magnets Are So DangerousA Colorado toddler narrowly avoided surgery after she swallowed 28 Buckyball magnets, according to news reports.
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Iceberg 4.5 Times the Size of Manhattan Breaks Off Antarctic GlacierA colossal iceberg four and a half times the size of Manhattan has broken off the Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica, marking the second time the glacier has calved a giant iceberg in just two years, according to news reports.
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American University Unveils New Degree: Marijuana Chemistry A Midwestern university has created a first-of-its-kind program in medicinal plant chemistry that focuses on marijuana. Read More
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Graham-Cassidy and the Derailed Bid Today in 5 Lines Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the chamber will not vote on the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill. Voters in Alabama hea d to the polls to cast their ballots in the state’s Senate Republican primary. President Trump said he will visit Puerto Rico next Tuesday to assess the damage left behind by Hurricane Maria. During an address at Georgetown University Law C
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Jalopnik Is Coming To TV! Welcome To Car Vs. America, Premiering In October They say young people don’t care about cars anymore. They say the culture is dying. They say human driving doesn’t even have a future. You, the Jalopnik community of readers, know that isn’t true. You also know the last place to look for modern car culture is the vast wasteland that is television . But we think we can do car TV better—and so we did. Because you demanded it, and because questionab
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Why Is The Original Paint Color So Important On This 1948 Chevrolet Convertible? #MisfitGarage | Wednesdays at 9p Tom and Thomas meet a Slash look-alike at a fast food joint who is interested in selling a car he got as payment for his legal services. Full episodes streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/misfit-garage/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/misfitgarage https://www.facebook.com/Discover
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Twitter testing shift from 140 to 280 characters Enlarge / Jack Dorsey, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter. (credit: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg ) The 140-character limit is Twitter's defining feature and also its most controversial. Critics say that it makes the service confining and unfriendly to new users. Defenders say that enforced brevity is what makes the service so useful. Twitter is considering doubling the limit. In a Tuesd
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Oh Why Please No Photo: Getty Twitter thinks we aren’t expressing ourselves enough, which begs the question: Has it used its own service? The company announced in a blog post on Tuesday that it’s testing out an increased character limit—280 characters to be exact—in tweets so that “every person around the world to easily express themselves on Twitter.” Twitter says it’s testing out the update on a small group of
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Cool Theory Finally Explains Pluto’s Skyscraper-Sized Ice Shards Pluto’s bladed terrain as seen from New Horizons during its July 2015 flyby. (Image: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI) When NASA’s New Horizons space probe zipped past Pluto in 2015, it revealed portions of the dwarf planet’s surface were strewn with what could only be described as gigantic blades of ice, many of which extended into the Plutonian sky for hundreds of feet. Finally, after nearly two years of resea
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Roy Moore Wins Alabama's Senate Republican Primary Former judge Roy Moore won the Republican nomination on Tuesday evening in the Alabama special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, defeating the Trump-endorsed former state attorney general Luther Strange. Moore is an insurgent candidate who was removed from the Alabama Supreme Court in 2003 after refusing to move a monument to the Ten Commandments from the
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There's a serious shortage of military-style meals because the last month has been just awful Technology Blame Irma. Or Maria. Or... Mother Nature’s one-two punch catalyzed a run on MREs, which is military speak for “Meals, Ready to Eat." Read on.
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Man Learns Suspected Lung Tumor Is Playmobil Traffic Cone He Inhaled 40 Years Earlier Image: Playmobil In many ways, the human body is a storage locker. For hopes and petty frustrations, for meat and way too many bones, and—as one 47-year-old British man recently discovered—sometimes even childhood toys you forgot you inhaled several decades ago. Earlier this month, the BMJ published a case study describing the man’s medical odyssey titled “ An airway traffic jam: a plastic traffi
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Saudi Women May Get Driver's Licenses—With Some Major Caveats King Salman’s royal decree Tuesday granting driver’s licenses to Saudi women ends the kingdom’s dubious distinction of being the only country that forbids women from driving. This doesn’t mean that Saudi women, who have for years campaigned to be allowed to drive, can immediately get behind the wheel of their friend’s father’s mint-condition 1961 Ferrari 250 GT and drive it around Riyadh while sk
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As Twitter Doubles Its Character Count, a Brief History of Their Many ChangesWhat happens when you double Twitter's iconic 140 character limit? A small group of users will find out.
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To test sleep, researchers don’t let sleeping jellyfish lieUpside-down jellyfish are the first known animals without a brain to enter a sleeplike state.
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Saudi Arabia Agrees To Let Women Drive For The First Time Ever Aziza Yousef drives a car on a highway in Riyadh in 2014, as part of a campaign to defy Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving. Image: AP By next June, women in Saudi Arabia will legally be able to drive —a long-sought change that the country announced Tuesday on state television. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world to ban women from driving, even though Saudi women’s desire to get behind
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How Many Refugees Will Trump Let In? A bipartisan group of 34 U.S. senators sent a letter to President Trump on Tuesday urging him to set a “robust” refugee admissions goal for fiscal year 2018, which begins October 1. The letter, which was signed by, among others, Senators Jeanne Shaheen, the New Hampshire Democrat; John McCain, the Arizona Republican; and Lisa Murkowski, the Alaska Republican, is an attempt to urge the Trump admin
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Japanese Banks Are Planning to Launch J-Coin, a Digital Currency Meant to Kill Off Cash
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Trump Suddenly Wants Us to Believe He Cares About Computer Science Photo: Getty On Monday, Trump signed a memorandum to ramp up education initiatives in STEM education and computer science, and on Tuesday, Ivanka joined a panel discussing the over $300 million that tech companies have just pledged to K-12 computer science programs in the US. “Computer science and coding are a priority for the administration as we think about pathways for jobs,” Ivanka said durin
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Guggenheim Pulls Animal Art From Upcoming Chinese Exhibition The Guggenheim Museum in New York City announced late Monday night that it would be withdrawing three works from an upcoming exhibition of contemporary Chinese art over protests from animal rights groups.
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U.K. Researchers Look To Revive Forgotten English Words Researchers at University of York in the United Kingdom have uncovered 30 words they think need to be used more regularly in the English language, including nickum — a cheating, dishonest person. Lead linguist Dominic Watt runs through the list.
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One Tinder user’s data request turned into 800 pages of probing info Enlarge / This image is from Tinder's "Anywhere" service, which doesn't require a smartphone to use. Meaning, even more people will be able to cough up their data to the popular dating service. (credit: Tinder ) In March of this year, German reporter Judith Duportail acted on her rights, thanks to the European Union's data protection directive (DPD), to request a copy of all personal data capture
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The ‘Dark Underbelly’ of College Basketball Federal prosecutors filed charges in Manhattan on Tuesday against 10 people, including four basketball coaches at top-tier universities and an Adidas executive, for allegedly exchanging bribes and kickbacks. They’re accused of funneling star players, including high-school prospects they sought to recruit, toward managers and financial advisers who paid them off. “The picture painted by the charge
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The Economic Case Against an Independent Kurdistan On a highway outside Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, the Alwa wholesale vegetable and fruit market was plastered with banners urging Kurds to vote “yes” in yesterday’s independence referendum. Just below them, the origin of trucks pulling in with sacks of tomatoes, apples, and peppers, hinted at how big a gamble the vote may prove to be: Many were stamped with addresses in Turkey, which ha
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Is the Federal Government Doing Enough for Puerto Rico? Puerto Rico is in dire straits. That happens when an island is struck by two major hurricanes in short succession. Most of the island is without electricity. Water, fuel, food, and medicine are scarce across the U.S. territory, and officials there are warning that people are dying for lack of resources. Hospitals are struggling to provide lifesaving care, and one doctor recommended that sick pati
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Billion-Tweet Study Proves We Write Happier Messages When the Weather Is GoodEveryone’s mood improves when the weather is good, right? Actually, the large-scale evidence to prove this has never been gathered—until now.
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In plain sightUCSB researchers compare the performance of human subjects versus deep neural networks in visual searches.
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Portland State study links cancerous toxins to cannabis extractResearchers at Portland State University found benzene and other potentially cancer-causing chemicals in the vapor produced by butane hash oil, a cannabis extract.
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Umbilical cord stem cells show promise as heart failure treatmentIntravenous stem cell infusion derived from umbilical cords appears to boost heart muscle function in patients with heart failure, according to a small study. In this first-of-its-kind study, patients had 'significant' improvement in their hearts' ability to pump blood and experienced no adverse side effects related to the therapy. The results suggest IV-infused umbilical cord-derived stem cells a
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The NFL Takes on Trump—But Is It What Colin Kaepernick Wanted?The league has long avoided politics—and in rebuking the president, it managed to turn protest into a photo op.
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US, Mexico expand pact on managing overused Colorado RiverThe United States and Mexico have agreed to renew and expand a far-reaching conservation agreement that governs how they manage the overused Colorado River, which supplies water to millions of people and farms in both nations.
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Ruiner review: Cyberpunk bloodbaths have never been prettier Enlarge (credit: Reikon Games ) I wish I could go back in time and experience the opening levels of Ruiner for the first time with a controller. The top-down cyberpunk shooter from Reikon Games pretty much demands the fluidity of twin-stick control, even at the cost of mouse-and-keyboard precision. And by "demands," I mean the game kicked my head in six ways 'til Sunday before I realized the opti
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The Shape of Your Face May Predict Your Sex Drive The findings have implications for both men and women. Read More
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This Leave-a-Kidney Take-a-Kidney Plan Is So Weird It Might Just Work Howard Broadman and his grandson. Image: UCLA Health For many people, life on the organ transplant list is a death sentence. The numbers just don’t add up. Right now, there are 75,421 active candidates on the wait list. So far this year, there have been 10,869 organ donations. Many of the people on that wait list will die. In hopes of making that math a little less grim, in 2014 a former Californ
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Why people of different faiths are painting their houses of worship yellow | Nabila AlibhaiDivisions along religious lines are deepening, and we're doubting more and more how much we have in common. How can we stand boldly and visibly together? Inspired by an idea from her collaborator Yazmany Arboleda, place-maker Nabila Alibhai and her colleagues created "Colour in Faith," a social practice art project that unites people of different religions by getting them to paint each other's hou
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Even Olympic daredevils don't see video games in lineupVideo games are exploding in popularity as a spectator sport, even joining the X Games lineup, but the daredevils of US freestyle skiing don't see them coming to the Olympics.
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Washington state deals blow to plan for coal export terminalA company that wants to build and operate a large terminal to export coal from the western U.S. to Asia was denied a key permit by Washington state on Tuesday because of environmental concerns.
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Twitter explains why Trump North Korea tweet wasn't removedTwitter cited President Donald Trump's "newsworthiness" and the public interest as reasons why it declined to remove a tweet that added to the fiery rhetoric between the United States and North Korea.
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Toyota investing $374 million at five existing US factoriesToyota Motor Corp. announced a $374 million investment Tuesday at five U.S. plants to support production of its first American-made hybrid powertrain.
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Businesses give $300M toward K-12 computer science educationA coalition of businesses including Amazon, Google and General Motors has agreed to give $300 million to boost K-12 computer science programs across the U.S.
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Researchers want to know why beluga whales haven't recoveredNew research aims to find out why highly endangered beluga whales in Alaska's Cook Inlet have failed to recover despite protective measures.
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Enormous University Gift Raises Questions Over Donor InfluenceThe donation to the University of California, Irvine, is slated to fund a new college focusing on what some critics call pseudoscience and quackery.
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Curl Up On an Outdoor Blanket for all Seasons for Under $100 GIF Seasons Blanket The Seasons Blanket is business in the sheets and also party in the sheets, with a durable, waterproof underside and a pillowy top. Snag it for under $100 with a preorder . Ready for your next picnic, beach trip, outdoor adventure, living room floor, or even home improvement project, you can get a lot of use out of the seasons blanket. It’s durable enough to be a furniture pad
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New study points to unexpected benefits of rabies vaccination in dogsThe rabies vaccine is extremely effective at preventing this fatal disease in dogs, but new research shows the vaccine may have a positive impact on overall canine health as well, and is associated with a decrease in death from all causes.
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Team develops gene circuit design strategy to advance synthetic biologyOver the last 17 years, scientists and engineers have developed synthetic gene circuits that can program the functionality, performance, and behavior of living cells. Analogous to integrated circuits that underlie myriad electronic products, engineered gene circuits can be used to generate defined dynamics, rewire endogenous networks, sense environmental stimuli, and produce valuable biomolecules.
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Could CTE Brain Disorder Be Diagnosed While Football Players Are Alive?Scientists have found a new marker for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) that could help doctors diagnose the condition while a person is still alive, rather than after the person's death, as was the case for NFL player Aaron Hernandez.
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Illinois researchers develop gene circuit design strategy to advance synthetic biologyScientists and engineers have developed synthetic gene circuits that program the functionality, performance, and behavior of living cells. These gene circuits hold great promise in medical and biotechnological applications, but to date, most circuits are constructed through a manner, which relies on a designer's intuition and is often inefficient. University Illinois researcher Ting Lu and his tea
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Law & Order True Crime Is a Staid, Tedious Affair Affluenza is an opportune subject in 2017. So is the impact of fiercely controlling fathers on unexceptional and needy sons, who seek to fill their gaping emotional voids with shiny objects. Law &Order True Crime , the latest spinoff of the steadfast NBC procedural franchise, could be the perfect union of subject and subtext: a reexamination of a case that shocked America in 1989, when the Menend
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Facebook Can Absolutely Control Its AlgorithmThe social network has repeatedly shown the ability to tackle tough problems—when they threaten their bottom line.
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In a first, Android apps abuse serious “Dirty Cow” bug to backdoor phones Enlarge / Cow. (credit: Ian Barbour ) A serious vulnerability that remains unfixed in many Android devices is under active exploit, marking the first known time real-world attackers have used it to bypass key security protections built in to the mobile operating system. Dirty Cow, as the vulnerability has been dubbed, came to light last October after lurking in the kernel of the Linux operating s
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$2 million competition aims to make jetpacks a reality by 2019 Aviation GoFly dreams of a personal flying machine with range of 20 miles A new competition funded by Boeing wants to create quite, small, safe, fast flying machines for individuals.
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Ivanka Trump: Computer science education a new “priority” Enlarge / President Donald Trump motions to his daughter Ivanka Trump as she delivers remarks alongside students and members of Congress and her father's administration, before President Trump signed a memorandum to expand access to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education in the Oval Office at the White House on September 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. (credit: Kevin Dietsch-Pool
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Scientists Learn from a Fish SchoolResearchers train high-speed video on schooling fish to track the motion of each individual, revealing how information and decisions travel through the group. "Lens of Time: Secrets of... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Cleanup at Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Plant Has Been Delayed Yet Again Storage tanks for contaminated water are seen through a window of a building during a media tour to the tsunami-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. (Image: AP) With the backing of Japan’s government, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) has decided to revise its plan to remove highly radioactive spent fuel from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. It’s the fourth re-think made b
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New study funded points to unexpected benefits of rabies vaccination in dogsThe rabies vaccine is extremely effective at preventing this fatal disease in dogs, but new research, funded by Morris Animal Foundation, shows the vaccine may have a positive impact on overall canine health as well, and is associated with a decrease in death from all causes.
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Researchers identify possible biomarker for diagnosing CTE during lifeA new biomarker (CCL11) for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been discovered that may allow the disease to be diagnosed during life for the first time.The findings, which appear in the journal PLOS ONE, might also help distinguish CTE from Alzheimer's disease, which often presents with symptoms similar to CTE and also can only be diagnosed post-mortem. The ability to diagnose CTE in livi
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Postpartum depression risk, duration and recurrencePostpartum affective disorder (AD), including postpartum depression (PPD), affects more than one in two hundred women with no history of prior psychiatric episodes, and raises the risk of later affective disorder for those women, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine by Marie-Louise Rasmussen from Statens Serum Institut, Denmark, and colleagues.
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Trilobites: How Dinosaurs Swapped Terrifying Teeth for Bird BeaksA look at the dinosaur species that began the transition from teeth to the beaks we see in birds today.
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NYC cops did a work stop, yet crime dropped Enlarge (credit: flickr user: Alexandre Dulaunoy ) In late 2014 and early 2015, escalating tensions in New York City led to the NYPD staging a slowdown in which the department performed only its most essential duties. That might be expected to lead to an increase in crime, but a new analysis of official statistics shows the opposite: a significant drop in major crime for the period of the slowdow
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Apple’s iOS 11.0.1 update addresses Exchange e-mail server issue Apple has released a small software update for iPhones and iPads today. iOS 11.0.1 "includes bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone and iPad," but the short note provided to iOS users when they update doesn't specify which fixes or improvements they can expect. However, Apple has claimed in its support documentation that one of the most jarring problems with last week's iOS 11 release is addr
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Syngenta settles US farmer lawsuits in China corn trade caseSwiss agribusiness giant Syngenta said Tuesday it has agreed to settle tens of thousands of U.S. lawsuits by farmers over the company's rollout of a genetically engineered corn seed variety before China approved it for imports.
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Why refusing to give up passwords is illegal under UK terror lawMuhammad Rabbani, director of controversial advocacy group Cage, has been convicted under the Terrorism Act 2000 for not giving police access to his devices
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Warming climate could increase bacterial impacts on Chesapeake Bay shellfish, recreationResearchers have found that three common species of Vibrio bacteria in Chesapeake Bay could increase with changing climate conditions by the end of this century, resulting in significant economic and healthcare costs from illnesses caused by exposure to contaminated water and consumption of contaminated shellfish.
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Apple’s new file system will eventually support Fusion Drive machines Enlarge / High Sierra is less about the visible changes and more about under-the-hood features (like external GPU support). (credit: Andrew Cunningham) MacOS High Sierra just came out of beta and is available to the public, but some users may feel left out by the current limitations of Apple's new file system (APFS). The new system currently supports machines with all-flash built-in storage , so
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Warming climate could increase bacterial impacts on Chesapeake Bay shellfish, recreationResearchers have found that three common species of Vibrio bacteria in Chesapeake Bay could increase with changing climate conditions by the end of this century, resulting in significant economic and healthcare costs from illnesses caused by exposure to contaminated water and consumption of contaminated shellfish. The study, the first to apply a new way of downscaling global climate models to the
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DNA-level biomarker can predict overall survival for rare brain tumorsMGMT promoter methylation status -- information gathered at a DNA-level -- can help predict overall survival for patients with a rare form of brain cancer known as anaplastic astrocytoma, according to a new analysis from The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC - James).
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Progenitor for Tycho's supernova was not hot and luminousAn international team of scientists from the Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), the Towson and Pittsburgh Universities (USA) and the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, has shed new light on the origins of the famous Tycho's supernova. The research, published in Nature Astronomy, debunks the common view that Tycho's supernova originated from a white dwarf, which had been slowly accreting
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Liposuction nearly killed this woman—but this dangerous side effect isn’t just from plastic surgery Health Fat embolisms aren’t even that uncommon. Chunks of fat are something you want in your steak, not your bloodstream. But that’s what happened to a 45-year-old woman after she got liposuction.
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$58 off a Dewalt tool kit and other good deals happening today Gadgets A quick guide to getting the goods for cheaper. PopSci is always on the lookout for today's best deals. Our lists will be updated throughout the day, so check back to see if stumbled upon any awesome new discounts.
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So. Many. Outlets. Get This Power Tower For $33. Aukey Power Strip , $33 with code AUKEYPS4 What idiot created this thing and didn’t name it the Power Tower? This Aukey charger includes 12 AC outlets and six USB ports, so you can plug in all of the things. Just use code AUKEYPS4 at checkout to save $7.
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Europol warns banks ATM cyber attacks on the riseCyber criminals are increasingly accessing ATM machines through the banks' networks, with squads of money mules standing by ready to pick up the stolen cash, Europe's policing agency warned Tuesday.
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Australia Says It Is Launching Its Own Space Agency Scientists and opposition politicians say Australia is lagging behind in the space industry. The country has been involved in the field for decades and was one of the first to launch a satellite. (Image credit: Japan Meteorological Agency/Getty Images)
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Can an LSD Overdose Kill You? The psychedelic drug LSD is still popular. But how dangerous is it? Read More
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Gulp. These Volunteers Are Swallowing E. Coli Pills to Help MedicineBiologists are genetically modifying the DNA of stomach bacteria so they act like living drugs.
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Ny cowboyjakke har et trick i ærmet: Kan styre din telefonEn denim-jakke med indbygget Google-styring af mobilen bliver nu sat til salg i USA - et år efter den oprindelige plan.
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Notre Dame cancer researchers publish new papers on ovarian cancer tumor growthTwo papers involving ovarian cancer research at the University of Notre Dame's Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI), one featuring new research and the other a review article, were published as cover stories in their respective journals.
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Genetic testing can help determine safest dose of blood thinnerA new study finds that genetic testing can help determine the safest dose of the blood thinner warfarin, with fewer side effects, in patients having joint replacement surgery.
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Distinct roles for motor neuron autophagy early and late in the SOD1G93A mouse model of ALS [Neuroscience]Mutations in autophagy genes can cause familial and sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). However, the role of autophagy in ALS pathogenesis is poorly understood, in part due to the lack of cell type-specific manipulations of this pathway in animal models. Using a mouse model of ALS expressing mutant superoxide dismutase...
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Acidophilic green algal genome provides insights into adaptation to an acidic environment [Plant Biology]Some microalgae are adapted to extremely acidic environments in which toxic metals are present at high levels. However, little is known about how acidophilic algae evolved from their respective neutrophilic ancestors by adapting to particular acidic environments. To gain insights into this issue, we determined the draft genome sequence of...
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Correction for Ji et al., Reassessing the atmospheric oxidation mechanism of toluene [Correction]EARTH, ATMOSPHERIC, AND PLANETARY SCIENCES Correction for “Reassessing the atmospheric oxidation mechanism of toluene,” by Yuemeng Ji, Jun Zhao, Hajime Terazono, Kentaro Misawa, Nicholas P. Levitt, Yixin Li, Yun Lin, Jianfei Peng, Yuan Wang, Lian Duan, Bowen Pan, Fang Zhang, Xidan Feng, Taicheng An, Wilmarie Marrero-Ortiz, Jeremiah Secrest, Annie L....
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Correction for Joh et al., Inkjet-printed point-of-care immunoassay on a nanoscale polymer brush enables subpicomolar detection of analytes in blood [Correction]ENGINEERING Correction for “Inkjet-printed point-of-care immunoassay on a nanoscale polymer brush enables subpicomolar detection of analytes in blood,” by Daniel Y. Joh, Angus M. Hucknall, Qingshan Wei, Kelly A. Mason, Margaret L. Lund, Cassio M. Fontes, Ryan T. Hill, Rebecca Blair, Zackary Zimmers, Rohan K. Achar, Derek Tseng, Raluca Gordan,...
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Correction for Nicoletti et al., Anomalous relaxation kinetics and charge-density-wave correlations in underdoped BaPb1-xBixO3 [Correction]PHYSICS Correction for “Anomalous relaxation kinetics and charge-density-wave correlations in underdoped BaPb1−xBixO3,” by D. Nicoletti, E. Casandruc, D. Fu, P. Giraldo-Gallo, I. R. Fisher, and A. Cavalleri, which was first published August 8, 2017; 10.1073/pnas.1707079114 (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 114:9020–9025). The authors note that multiple different expressions of a...
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Correction for Jadhao and Robbins, Probing large viscosities in glass-formers with nonequilibrium simulations [Correction]PHYSICS Correction for “Probing large viscosities in glass-formers with nonequilibrium simulations,” by Vikram Jadhao and Mark O. Robbins, which was first published July 10, 2017; 10.1073/pnas.1705978114 (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 114:7952–7957). The authors note, “It has been brought to our attention that representing the experimentally measured Newtonian viscosity value...
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Loss of color terms not demonstrated [Social Sciences]Haynie and Bowern (H&B) (1) use promising computational phylogenetic methods to test the standard view of color terminology structure, epitomized in the World Color Survey (WCS) (2). H&B matched Bayesian phylogenies for 189 Pama–Nyungan languages with the color terms in each vocabulary. Their inferred ancestral state reconstructions found the expected...
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Reply to Nash: Color terms are lost, despite missing data [Social Sciences]David Nash (1) calls into question our findings (2) that color terms are likely lost as well as gained, citing questions about the semantics of certain lexical items, treatment of unattested items, and, crucially, problems with missing (vs. absent) data in Bayesian phylogenetic models. For ancestral state reconstructions to be...
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Role of PINOID-mediated COP1 phosphorylation in Arabidopsis photomorphogenesis is overemphasized [Biological Sciences]Etiolated Arabidopsis seedlings have long hypocotyls and closed yellow cotyledons (skotomorphogenesis); however, light-grown plants exhibit short hypocotyls and opened green cotyledons (photomorphogenesis) (1). It has been revealed that E3 ubiquitin ligase CONSTITUTIVELY PHOTOMORPHOGENIC 1 (COP1) is a central negative regulator for plant photomorphogenesis. COP1 directly targets a plethora of tran
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Reply to Jin and Zhu: PINOID-mediated COP1 phosphorylation matters in photomorphogenesis in Arabidopsis [Biological Sciences]We thank Jin and Zhu for their comments (1). Our study in PNAS focuses on the molecular role for PINOID (PID) and PID-mediated CONSTITUTIVELY PHOTOMORPHOGENIC 1 (COP1) phosphorylation in the regulation of seedling development in Arabidopsis (2). Not only hypocotyl elongation but also apical hook maintenance and cotyledon aperture are...
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Optimal deployment of resources for maximizing impact in spreading processes [Computer Sciences]The effective use of limited resources for controlling spreading processes on networks is of prime significance in diverse contexts, ranging from the identification of “influential spreaders” for maximizing information dissemination and targeted interventions in regulatory networks, to the development of mitigation policies for infectious diseases and financial contagion in economic...
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Robust mechanobiological behavior emerges in heterogeneous myosin systems [Engineering]Biological complexity presents challenges for understanding natural phenomenon and engineering new technologies, particularly in systems with molecular heterogeneity. Such complexity is present in myosin motor protein systems, and computational modeling is essential for determining how collective myosin interactions produce emergent system behavior. We develop a computational approach for altering
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N-glycolyl groups of nonhuman chondroitin sulfates survive in ancient fossils [Biochemistry]Biosynthesis of the common mammalian sialic acid N-glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc) was lost during human evolution due to inactivation of the CMAH gene, possibly expediting divergence of the Homo lineage, due to a partial fertility barrier. Neu5Gc catabolism generates N-glycolylhexosamines, which are potential precursors for glycoconjugate biosynthesis. We carried out metabolic...
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Disassembly of the Staphylococcus aureus hibernating 100S ribosome by an evolutionarily conserved GTPase [Biochemistry]The bacterial hibernating 100S ribosome is a poorly understood form of the dimeric 70S particle that has been linked to pathogenesis, translational repression, starvation responses, and ribosome turnover. In the opportunistic pathogen Staphylococcus aureus and most other bacteria, hibernation-promoting factor (HPF) homodimerizes the 70S ribosomes to form a translationally silent...
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Engineering a light-activated caspase-3 for precise ablation of neurons in vivo [Biochemistry]The circuitry of the brain is characterized by cell heterogeneity, sprawling cellular anatomy, and astonishingly complex patterns of connectivity. Determining how complex neural circuits control behavior is a major challenge that is often approached using surgical, chemical, or transgenic approaches to ablate neurons. However, all these approaches suffer from a...
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Cryo-EM structure of the bacteriophage T4 isometric head at 3.3-A resolution and its relevance to the assembly of icosahedral viruses [Biophysics and Computational Biology]The 3.3-Å cryo-EM structure of the 860-Å-diameter isometric mutant bacteriophage T4 capsid has been determined. WT T4 has a prolate capsid characterized by triangulation numbers (T numbers) Tend = 13 for end caps and Tmid = 20 for midsection. A mutation in the major capsid protein, gp23, produced T=13 icosahedral...
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Structural and hydrodynamic properties of an intrinsically disordered region of a germ cell-specific protein on phase separation [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Membrane encapsulation is frequently used by the cell to sequester biomolecules and compartmentalize their function. Cells also concentrate molecules into phase-separated protein or protein/nucleic acid “membraneless organelles” that regulate a host of biochemical processes. Here, we use solution NMR spectroscopy to study phase-separated droplets formed from the intrinsically disordered N-terminal
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Mechanosensing drives acuity of {alpha}{beta} T-cell recognition [Biophysics and Computational Biology]T lymphocytes use surface αβ T-cell receptors (TCRs) to recognize peptides bound to MHC molecules (pMHCs) on antigen-presenting cells (APCs). How the exquisite specificity of high-avidity T cells is achieved is unknown but essential, given the paucity of foreign pMHC ligands relative to the ubiquitous self-pMHC array on an APC....
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Drusen in patient-derived hiPSC-RPE models of macular dystrophies [Cell Biology]Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and related macular dystrophies (MDs) are a major cause of vision loss. However, the mechanisms underlying their progression remain ill-defined. This is partly due to the lack of disease models recapitulating the human pathology. Furthermore, in vivo studies have yielded limited understanding of the role of...
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RABIF/MSS4 is a Rab-stabilizing holdase chaperone required for GLUT4 exocytosis [Cell Biology]Rab GTPases are switched from their GDP-bound inactive conformation to a GTP-bound active state by guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs). The first putative GEFs isolated for Rabs are RABIF (Rab-interacting factor)/MSS4 (mammalian suppressor of Sec4) and its yeast homolog DSS4 (dominant suppressor of Sec4). However, the biological function and molecular...
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Single-cell functional and chemosensitive profiling of combinatorial colorectal therapy in zebrafish xenografts [Medical Sciences]Cancer is as unique as the person fighting it. With the exception of a few biomarker-driven therapies, patients go through rounds of trial-and-error approaches to find the best treatment. Using patient-derived cell lines, we show that zebrafish larvae xenotransplants constitute a fast and highly sensitive in vivo model for differential...
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Cellular responses to human cytomegalovirus infection: Induction of a mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition (MET) phenotype [Microbiology]Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is the prototypical human β-herpes virus. Here we perform a systems analysis of the HCMV host-cell transcriptome, using gene set enrichment analysis (GSEA) as an engine to globally map the host–pathogen interaction across two cell types. Our analysis identified several previously unknown signatures of infection, such as...
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Varicose and cheerio collaborate with pebble to mediate semaphorin-1a reverse signaling in Drosophila [Neuroscience]The transmembrane semaphorin Sema-1a acts as both a ligand and a receptor to regulate axon–axon repulsion during neural development. Pebble (Pbl), a Rho guanine nucleotide exchange factor, mediates Sema-1a reverse signaling through association with the N-terminal region of the Sema-1a intracellular domain (ICD), resulting in cytoskeletal reorganization. Here, we uncover...
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Samd7 is a cell type-specific PRC1 component essential for establishing retinal rod photoreceptor identity [Neuroscience]Precise transcriptional regulation controlled by a transcription factor network is known to be crucial for establishing correct neuronal cell identities and functions in the CNS. In the retina, the expression of various cone and rod photoreceptor cell genes is regulated by multiple transcription factors; however, the role of epigenetic regulation...
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E46K {alpha}-synuclein pathological mutation causes cell-autonomous toxicity without altering protein turnover or aggregation [Neuroscience]α-Synuclein (aSyn) is the main driver of neurodegenerative diseases known as “synucleinopathies,” but the mechanisms underlying this toxicity remain poorly understood. To investigate aSyn toxic mechanisms, we have developed a primary neuronal model in which a longitudinal survival analysis can be performed by following the overexpression of fluorescently tagged WT...
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Modeling Parkinson’s disease pathology by combination of fibril seeds and {alpha}-synuclein overexpression in the rat brain [Neuroscience]Although a causative role of α-synuclein (α-syn) is well established in Parkinson’s disease pathogenesis, available animal models of synucleinopathy do not replicate the full range of cellular and behavioral changes characteristic of the human disease. This study was designed to generate a more faithful model of Parkinson’s disease by injecting...
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Trichromacy increases fruit intake rates of wild capuchins (Cebus capucinus imitator) [Anthropology]Intraspecific color vision variation is prevalent among nearly all diurnal monkeys in the neotropics and is seemingly a textbook case of balancing selection acting to maintain genetic polymorphism. Clear foraging advantages to monkeys with trichromatic vision over those with dichromatic “red-green colorblind” vision have been observed in captive studies; however,...
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Universal nanodroplet branches from confining the Ouzo effect [Applied Physical Sciences]We report the self-organization of universal branching patterns of oil nanodroplets under the Ouzo effect [Vitale S, Katz J (2003) Langmuir 19:4105–4110]—a phenomenon in which spontaneous droplet formation occurs upon dilution of an organic solution of oil with water. The mixing of the organic and aqueous phases is confined under...
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On the origin of shape fluctuations of the cell nucleus [Applied Physical Sciences]The nuclear envelope (NE) presents a physical boundary between the cytoplasm and the nucleoplasm, sandwiched in between two highly active systems inside the cell: cytoskeleton and chromatin. NE defines the shape and size of the cell nucleus, which increases during the cell cycle, accommodating for chromosome decondensation followed by genome...
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Favored local structures in amorphous colloidal packings measured by microbeam X-ray diffraction [Applied Physical Sciences]Local structure and symmetry are keys to understanding how a material is formed and the properties it subsequently exhibits. This applies to both crystals and amorphous and glassy materials. In the case of amorphous materials, strong links between processing and history, structure and properties have yet to be made because...
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Mechanisms for restraining cAMP-dependent protein kinase revealed by subunit quantitation and cross-linking approaches [Biochemistry]Protein phosphorylation by cyclic AMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA) underlies key cellular processes, including sympathetic stimulation of heart cells, and potentiation of synaptic strength in neurons. Unrestrained PKA activity is pathological, and an enduring challenge is to understand how the activity of PKA catalytic subunits is directed in cells. We developed...
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Structures of the peptide-modifying radical SAM enzyme SuiB elucidate the basis of substrate recognition [Biochemistry]Posttranslational modification of ribosomally synthesized peptides provides an elegant means for the production of biologically active molecules known as RiPPs (ribosomally synthesized and posttranslationally modified peptides). Although the leader sequence of the precursor peptide is often required for turnover, the exact mode of recognition by the modifying enzymes remains unclear...
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Nanoswitch-linked immunosorbent assay (NLISA) for fast, sensitive, and specific protein detection [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Protein detection and quantification play critical roles in both basic research and clinical practice. Current detection platforms range from the widely used ELISA to more sophisticated, and more expensive, approaches such as digital ELISA. Despite advances, there remains a need for a method that combines the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of...
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Reexamining the origin of the directionality of myosin V [Biophysics and Computational Biology]The nature of the conversion of chemical energy to directional motion in myosin V is examined by careful simulations that include two complementary methods: direct Langevin Dynamics (LD) simulations with a scaled-down potential that provided a detailed time-resolved mechanism, and kinetic equations solution for the ensemble long-time propagation (based on...
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Investigation of the mechanism of the SpnF-catalyzed [4+2]-cycloaddition reaction in the biosynthesis of spinosyn A [Chemistry]The Diels–Alder reaction is one of the most common methods to chemically synthesize a six-membered carbocycle. While it has long been speculated that the cyclohexene moiety found in many secondary metabolites is also introduced via similar chemistry, the enzyme SpnF involved in the biosynthesis of the insecticide spinosyn A in...
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Stability of equidimensional pseudo-single-domain magnetite over billion-year timescales [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]Interpretations of paleomagnetic observations assume that naturally occurring magnetic particles can retain their primary magnetic recording over billions of years. The ability to retain a magnetic recording is inferred from laboratory measurements, where heating causes demagnetization on the order of seconds. The theoretical basis for this inference comes from previous...
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Atmospheric evidence for a global secular increase in carbon isotopic discrimination of land photosynthesis [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]A decrease in the 13C/12C ratio of atmospheric CO2 has been documented by direct observations since 1978 and from ice core measurements since the industrial revolution. This decrease, known as the 13C-Suess effect, is driven primarily by the input of fossil fuel-derived CO2 but is also sensitive to land and...
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U-Th dating reveals regional-scale decline of branching Acropora corals on the Great Barrier Reef over the past century [Ecology]Hard coral cover on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is on a trajectory of decline. However, little is known about past coral mortality before the advent of long-term monitoring (circa 1980s). Using paleoecological analysis and high-precision uranium-thorium (U-Th) dating, we reveal an extensive loss of branching Acropora corals and changes...
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Phenological synchronization disrupts trophic interactions between Kodiak brown bears and salmon [Ecology]Climate change is altering the seasonal timing of life cycle events in organisms across the planet, but the magnitude of change often varies among taxa [Thackeray SJ, et al. (2016) Nature 535:241–245]. This can cause the temporal relationships among species to change, altering the strength of interaction. A large body...
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Arresting dissolution by interfacial rheology design [Engineering]A strategy to halt dissolution of particle-coated air bubbles in water based on interfacial rheology design is presented. Whereas previously a dense monolayer was believed to be required for such an “armored bubble” to resist dissolution, in fact engineering a 2D yield stress interface suffices to achieve such performance at...
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Coupling of pollination services and coffee suitability under climate change [Environmental Sciences]Climate change will cause geographic range shifts for pollinators and major crops, with global implications for food security and rural livelihoods. However, little is known about the potential for coupled impacts of climate change on pollinators and crops. Coffee production exemplifies this issue, because large losses in areas suitable for...
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Intestinal type 1 regulatory T cells migrate to periphery to suppress diabetogenic T cells and prevent diabetes development [Immunology and Inflammation]Growing insight into the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases and numerous studies in preclinical models highlights the potential of regulatory T cells to restore tolerance. By using non-obese diabetic (NOD) BDC2.5 TCR-transgenic (Tg), and IL-10 and Foxp3 double-reporter mice, we demonstrate that alteration of gut microbiota during cohousing experiments or treatment...
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CD1d-Restricted pathways in hepatocytes control local natural killer T cell homeostasis and hepatic inflammation [Immunology and Inflammation]Invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells recognize lipid antigens presented by CD1d and play a central role in regulating immunity and inflammation in peripheral tissues. However, the mechanisms which govern iNKT cell homeostasis after thymic emigration are incompletely understood. Here we demonstrate that microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP), a protein...
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Targeting CXCR4-dependent immunosuppressive Ly6Clow monocytes improves antiangiogenic therapy in colorectal cancer [Medical Sciences]Antiangiogenic therapy with antibodies against VEGF (bevacizumab) or VEGFR2 (ramucirumab) has been proven efficacious in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. However, the improvement in overall survival is modest and only in combination with chemotherapy. Thus, there is an urgent need to identify potential underlying mechanisms of resistance specific to antiangiogenic therapy...
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Dysregulation of spliceosome gene expression in advanced prostate cancer by RNA-binding protein PSF [Medical Sciences]Developing therapeutic approaches are necessary for treating hormone-refractory prostate cancer. Activation of androgen receptor (AR) and its variants’ expression along with the downstream signals are mostly important for disease progression. However, the mechanism for marked increases of AR signals and its expression is still unclear. Here, we revealed that various...
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Network of microbial and antibiotic interactions drive colonization and infection with multidrug-resistant organisms [Medical Sciences]The emergence and spread of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) across global healthcare networks poses a serious threat to hospitalized individuals. Strategies to limit the emergence and spread of MDROs include oversight to decrease selective pressure for MDROs by promoting appropriate antibiotic use via antibiotic stewardship programs. However, restricting the use of...
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Genetic disruption of ankyrin-G in adult mouse forebrain causes cortical synapse alteration and behavior reminiscent of bipolar disorder [Neuroscience]Genome-wide association studies have implicated the ANK3 locus in bipolar disorder, a major human psychotic illness. ANK3 encodes ankyrin-G, which organizes the neuronal axon initial segment (AIS). We generated a mouse model with conditional disruption of ANK3 in pyramidal neurons of the adult forebrain (Ank-G cKO). This resulted in the...
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Cortically coordinated NREM thalamocortical oscillations play an essential, instructive role in visual system plasticity [Neuroscience]Two long-standing questions in neuroscience are how sleep promotes brain plasticity and why some forms of plasticity occur preferentially during sleep vs. wake. Establishing causal relationships between specific features of sleep (e.g., network oscillations) and sleep-dependent plasticity has been difficult. Here we demonstrate that presentation of a novel visual stimulus...
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Single rat muscle Na+ channel mutation confers batrachotoxin autoresistance found in poison-dart frog Phyllobates terribilis [Pharmacology]Poison-dart Phyllobates terribilis frogs sequester lethal amounts of steroidal alkaloid batrachotoxin (BTX) in their skin as a defense mechanism against predators. BTX targets voltage-gated Na+ channels and enables them to open persistently. How BTX autoresistance arises in such frogs remains a mystery. The BTX receptor has been delineated along the...
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Local optical control of ferromagnetism and chemical potential in a topological insulator [Physics]Many proposed experiments involving topological insulators (TIs) require spatial control over time-reversal symmetry and chemical potential. We demonstrate reconfigurable micron-scale optical control of both magnetization (which breaks time-reversal symmetry) and chemical potential in ferromagnetic thin films of Cr-(Bi,Sb)2Te3 grown on SrTiO3. By optically modulating the coercivity of the films, w
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Americans misperceive racial economic equality [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]The present research documents the widespread misperception of race-based economic equality in the United States. Across four studies (n = 1,377) sampling White and Black Americans from the top and bottom of the national income distribution, participants overestimated progress toward Black–White economic equality, largely driven by estimates of greater current...
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Exposure to unpredictable maternal sensory signals influences cognitive development across species [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Maternal care is a critical determinant of child development. However, our understanding of processes and mechanisms by which maternal behavior influences the developing human brain remains limited. Animal research has illustrated that patterns of sensory information is important in shaping neural circuits during development. Here we examined the relation between...
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Evolution of flexibility and rigidity in retaliatory punishment [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Natural selection designs some social behaviors to depend on flexible learning processes, whereas others are relatively rigid or reflexive. What determines the balance between these two approaches? We offer a detailed case study in the context of a two-player game with antisocial behavior and retaliatory punishment. We show that each...
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Prior expectations induce prestimulus sensory templates [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Perception can be described as a process of inference, integrating bottom-up sensory inputs and top-down expectations. However, it is unclear how this process is neurally implemented. It has been proposed that expectations lead to prestimulus baseline increases in sensory neurons tuned to the expected stimulus, which in turn, affect the...
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Waiting can be an optimal conservation strategy, even in a crisis discipline [Sustainability Science]Biodiversity conservation projects confront immediate and escalating threats with limited funding. Conservation theory suggests that the best response to the species extinction crisis is to spend money as soon as it becomes available, and this is often an explicit constraint placed on funding. We use a general dynamic model of...
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New evidence on the impact of sustained exposure to air pollution on life expectancy from China’s Huai River Policy [Sustainability Science]This paper finds that a 10-μg/m3 increase in airborne particulate matter [particulate matter smaller than 10 μm (PM10)] reduces life expectancy by 0.64 years (95% confidence interval = 0.21–1.07). This estimate is derived from quasiexperimental variation in PM10 generated by China’s Huai River Policy, which provides free or heavily subsidized...
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In This Issue [This Week in PNAS]How poison-dart frogs avoid self-intoxication P. terribilis. Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons/Micha L. Rieser. The indigenous people of Central America devise blowpipe weapons by daubing darts with toxins derived from the skin glands of poison-dart frogs (Phyllobates terribilis). One such toxin, batrachotoxin (BTX), pries open sodium channels and alters their...
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Profile of Daniel H. Janzen [Profiles]When Daniel Janzen gave his acceptance speech for the 1997 Kyoto Prize, he disappointed many people who had come to hear a preeminent biologist discuss iconic studies, from ant–acacia mutualism to seed predation (1, 2). “They expected a talk about science, but I’d switched to conservation,” explains Janzen, DiMaura Professor...
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Using the force to find the peptides you’re looking for [Biophysics and Computational Biology]T cells are an essential cell type of our adaptive immune system, helping to both detect and eliminate pathogens that may have infected our bodies. This essential function is mediated by the T cell antigen receptor complex (TCR) expressed at the plasma membrane, which can interrogate the intracellular state of...
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Fishing for answers in precision cancer medicine [Medical Sciences]Zebrafish Xenotransplants Enter Precision Oncology “Which drug should I prescribe to the cancer patient in front of me?” This question is an inevitable riddle for many oncologists. While the list of US Food and Drug Administration-approved biomarker-driven targeted therapies in oncology grows every year, and clinical trials for new immunotherapy...
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Synchronous timing of food resources triggers bears to switch from salmon to berries [Ecology]We are in an era of phenological (seasonal timing) change (1). One of the most consistent fingerprints of climate change is the spring advancement of life history events of diverse taxa in the northern hemisphere, from flowers to butterflies to birds. As phenologies change, so too do potential interactions among...
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Well below 2 {degrees}C: Mitigation strategies for avoiding dangerous to catastrophic climate changes [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]The historic Paris Agreement calls for limiting global temperature rise to “well below 2 °C.” Because of uncertainties in emission scenarios, climate, and carbon cycle feedback, we interpret the Paris Agreement in terms of three climate risk categories and bring in considerations of low-probability (5%) high-impact (LPHI) warming in addition...
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News Feature: Virtual reality therapy set for a real renaissance [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]As the technology becomes cheaper and more accessible, and as research on its effectiveness matures, virtual reality is treating an array of vexing mental ailments. A war veteran fits a virtual-reality headset over his eyes then lowers a pair of noise-cancelling headphones over his ears. After a moment of near-silent...
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Facebook to show NFL game recaps worldwideFacebook and the National Football League announced plans Tuesday to offer video highlights of NFL games to worldwide users of the leading social network.
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Harvey, Irma weigh on September US consumer confidenceUS consumer confidence slipped in September, partly weighed down by hurricanes Harvey and Irma which slammed into Texas and Florida, according to a monthly survey released Tuesday.
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After 15 Years in Vegetative State, Man Responds to Nerve StimulationA patient in a persistent vegetative state without chance of improvement has regained some signs of consciousness after researchers used an experimental form of nerve stimulation, according to a new study.
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2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest National Geographic Magazine has opened its annual photo contest for 2017, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 17. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 (USD), publication in National Geographic Magazine and a feature on National Geographic’s Instagram account. The folks at National Geographic were, once more, kind enough to let me choose among the contest entries so far
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How Did German Politics Become So Fragmented? For Angela Merkel, the outcome of the German election was nothing short of a “ nightmare victory .” Or at least that’s how German newspaper Bild and other local media outlets described the performance of the longtime chancellor, whose fourth-term reelection was overshadowed by the better-than-expected showing of the far-right party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). The outcome certainly isn’t id
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Amount of water in stem cells can determine its fate as fat or boneAdding or removing water from a stem cell can change the destiny of the cell, researchers have discovered in a new study published yesterday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
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A quantum computer to tackle fundamental science problemsFor more than 50 years, Moore's Law has reigned supreme. The observation that the number of transistors on a computer chip doubles roughly every two years has set the pace for our modern digital revolution—making smartphones, personal computers and current supercomputers possible. But Moore's Law is slowing. And even if it wasn't, some of the big problems that scientists need to tackle might be be
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Research provides reassurance that heat flux will be manageable in ITERA major issue facing ITER, the international tokamak under construction in France that will be the first magnetic fusion device to produce net energy, is whether the crucial divertor plates that will exhaust waste heat from the device can withstand the high heat flux, or load, that will strike them. Alarming projections extrapolated from existing tokamaks suggest that the heat flux could be so nar
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EU study finds piracy doesn’t hurt game sales, may actually help (credit: Getty Images) For as long as video game piracy has existed, gamers and the industry have argued about whether the practice really hurts sales of legitimate games. In 2010, the Business Software Alliance estimated that generalized software piracy costs the world $51 billion annually and half a million jobs. Even most people who doubt every pirated download is equivalent to a lost sale wil
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Uber threatens to leave Quebec, says ride-sharing rules onerousUber threatened on Tuesday stop services in Canada's Quebec province in mid-October, saying proposed new ride-sharing regulations aimed at leveling the field with taxis are too onerous.
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Dyson to make electric cars by 2020James Dyson announced Tuesday he was investing £2.0 billion ($2.7 billion, 2.3 billion euro) into developing an electric car by 2020, a new venture for the British inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner.
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Report: Iran says it files charges against Telegram app CEOIranian prosecutors have filed criminal charges against the CEO of the popular encrypted messaging app Telegram, a semi-official news agency reported Tuesday.
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NASA satellite data shows Hurricane Maria's strongest sideNASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at Hurricane Maria's cloud top temperatures and found the coldest cloud tops and strongest storms were facing east of the center and away from the U.S. However, Maria is a large hurricane. On Sept. 26, the National Hurricane Center reported that hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force win
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Fisheries sustainability linked to gender roles among tradersA new WCS study, published in the journal Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, of fish traders in coastal Kenya shows that women largely occupied fisheries with the lowest profits and are not saving money while working in these fisheries. Management actions that intend to increase profits and sustainability, such as restrictions on use of gear that catch the smallest fish, have the potential to ex
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Some marine species more vulnerable to climate change than othersCertain marine species will fare much worse than others as they become more vulnerable to the effects of climate change, a new UBC study has found.
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New payment models for radiation therapy should consider impact of behavioral health costsEfforts to develop new payment models in radiation oncology also should consider measures to address behavioral health to reduce the total cost of care during and after radiotherapy, according to the results of study performed by researchers at Mayo Clinic and presented today at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology in San Diego.
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Two Caribbean bird-catcher trees named after two women with overlooked botanical worksKnown for their biodiversity richness, the Caribbean Islands are now adding two new species of bird-catcher trees to their list of botanical treasures. Commonly referred to as bird-catcher trees, the species whose ripe fruits are sticky and can be glued to birds, are from the four-o'clock family (Nyctaginaceae) and only found in Puerto Rico.
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The 3-D selfie is hereComputer scientists at the University of Nottingham and Kingston University have solved a complex problem that has, until now, defeated experts in vision and graphics research. They have developed technology capable of producing 3D facial reconstruction from a single 2D image - the 3D selfie.
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Dyson says it will spend $2.7 billion developing an electric car Enlarge / James Dyson at the "James Dyson Award 2007" ceremony in Berlin. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images) (credit: Franziska Krug | Getty Images) To most people, the name Dyson conjures up images of vacuum cleaners and those powerful air dryers in public restrooms. Soon, you might be able to add "electric cars" to that list. In an e-mail to his staff, James Dyson revealed that the company
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Warm Northwest waters draw spawning fish northUnusually warm ocean conditions off the Pacific Northwest in the last few years led anchovies, sardines and hake to begin spawning in Northwest waters much earlier in the year and, for anchovy, longer than biologists have ever recorded before, new research has found.
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Signal Has a Fix for Apps' Contact-Leaking ProblemThe private messenger is testing an Intel-chip feature that could let apps check your phone's contact list—and then provably forget it.
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FCC declares that USA’s wireless competition problem has been solved Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Yagi Studio) The Federal Communications Commission today declared that there is "effective competition" in the United States' mobile wireless market, a finding that could influence how the FCC regulates wireless carriers and whether it approves mergers such as a possible combination of T-Mobile USA and Sprint. The FCC is required to report annually on the state of
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Up for Auction: Einstein Letters Detailing General Relativity and Grand Unified TheoryTwo letters written by Albert Einstein detailing his thoughts on some of the most famous theories in physics are going up for auction this week, according to Nate D. Sanders Auctions.
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With mock space capsule, researchers partner with NASA to study astronaut fitnessA mock space capsule has landed in Kansas State University's Ice Hall. In this built-to-scale model of the Orion spacecraft, "astronauts" practice emergency escape maneuvers while a university kinesiology team studies their health and fitness levels.
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A record number of Americans viewed the 2017 solar eclipseEighty-eight percent of American adults viewed the August total solar eclipse directly or electronically. This audience of 215 million adults is nearly twice the size of the viewership of recent Super Bowl football games.
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Why This Job-Starved Town Thinks Car Startup Elio Motors Took It For A Ride SHREVEPORT, La.— When Mark Jones took over the Chevron gas station he owns here more than three decades ago, it was in a sleepy and undeveloped part of town. Quickly, though, things changed. A nearby General Motors truck assembly plant opened in 1982 and gave way to a crush of development. Neighborhoods sprouted to house the factory’s 3,000 employees, and a stable of businesses popped up to suppo
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UK's first subsidy-free solar opened in BedfordshireThe solar farm will generate enough electricity for about 2,500 homes, its backers said.
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Fast Radio Bursts Flash throughout the CosmosThe mysterious and powerful cosmic outbursts could occur as often as once per second in the observable universe -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ataribox aims high with $250-300 price point, Linux core, custom AMD chip Enlarge / Say hello to an actual, honest to goodness Ataribox. Or, at least, a prototype. But, hey, at least it's not just a 3D render. (credit: Atari) The trademark and license borg that currently calls itself Atari continues to push ahead with an "Ataribox" project, and, after being teased in July , the device has begun to take shape. Fans and press alike may have expected a low-priced, retro-g
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Energy from evaporating water could rival wind and solarWater evaporating from lakes and reservoirs could provide a huge amount of electricity, but scaling up the technology will be tricky
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Genetically modified wheat used to make coeliac-friendly breadSome glutens are harmful to coeliacs, but others have no effect. A genetically modified wheat lacks only the harmful ones, and can be used to make safer bread
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The 15 Weirdest Missions Star Trek: The Next Generation Boldly Went On All images: CBS The premiere of Discovery isn’t the only major Star Trek event this week. It’s also the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation , the series that marked a brave new future for the franchise on TV. Like the original Trek , TNG saw its Enterprise crew go on daring, thought-provoking adventures... but it also went on some ridiculous ones, too. With love for its 30th birthd
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The Crisis at Puerto Rico's Hospitals Puerto Rico is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis in the wake of Hurricane Maria, and as often occurs with natural disasters, people in need of immediate medical care are among the most vulnerable. Maria knocked out much of the island’s power, affecting hospitals that rely on electricity to keep patients alive. According to a FEMA update from Tuesday morning, 58 of the island’s 69 hospitals la
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Research led by PPPL provides reassurance that heat flux will be manageable in ITERA new article describes a simulated prediction of divertor heat flux that ITER will be able to tolerate.
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Scientists unlock mysteries of how Ebola uses people's immune defenses to cause infectionScientists from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have gained new insight into how the Ebola virus uses the body's natural defenses to speed the rate of infection and unleash its lethal disease, according to a new report in mBio. The study was conducted in collaboration with the University of Washington and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
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New system proposed for logging physician experience in robotic surgeriesLoyola Medicine physicians have proposed a simple new system to improve the reporting of robotic surgeries performed by surgeons in training. The system, called RoboLog, was successfully piloted on 310 urologic robotic surgeries, according to a study published in the Journal of Surgical Education.
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Amount of water in stem cells can determine its fate as fat or boneAdding or removing water from a stem cell can change the destiny of the cell to either pre-fat cells or pre-bone cells, researchers have discovered in a new study published in PNAS.
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Dyson, the Vacuum Cleaner Company, Wants to Make a Freaking Electric Car GIF GIF Source: Dyson Dyson has made a name for itself by inventing all sorts of new approaches to vacuuming your house, and it seems that the company is now looking to innovate in a whole new “clean” industry. On Tuesday, founder James Dyson announced that his company is making a major play in the electric car business. Dyson tweeted a statement from its founder that makes it clear that he’s ser
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Just some cool new pictures of the time Greenland was on fire Environment Ice and fire. Images of the recent Greenland wildfires as captured by a European Space Agency satellite.
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Antibiotics warranted for kids with minor staph infectionsThe overuse of antibiotics has left some doctors questioning whether to give such drugs to children diagnosed with uncomplicated Staphylococcus aureus (staph) infections. Now, research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that prescribing antibiotics -- in addition to lancing and draining staph-infected areas -- reduces the risk of recurrent infections.
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Some marine species more vulnerable to climate change than othersCertain marine species will fare much worse than others as they become more vulnerable to the effects of climate change, a new UBC study has found.
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Gender, racial, and ethnic disparities persist in academic emergency medicineGender, racial, and ethnic disparities, with regard to academic rank and compensation, continue to exist among academic emergency medicine physicians in spite of a move by leading organizations of emergency medicine to prioritize increasing diversity.
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Arthritis advocates urge Congress to take action to address drug costs, access issuesPhysician and healthcare professional advocates from the American College of Rheumatology are joined by rheumatology patients on Capitol Hill this week to urge lawmakers to address the significant drug cost and access issues affecting millions of Americans living with arthritis and other rheumatologic diseases.
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Milk-alternative drinks do not replace the iodine in cows' milkConsumers of milk-alternative drinks may be at of risk iodine deficiency, according to the findings of a new study in the British Journal of Nutrition.
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UA Cancer Center team identifies a switch that may help target dormant cancer cellsCells can enter a dormant state called quiescence, and dormant cancer cells are resistant to chemotherapy and other treatments. A team led by UA Cancer Center researcher Guang Yao, Ph.D., has identified ways to regulate cell dormancy and 'wake' these cells from their 'slumber' to make them susceptible to cancer treatments.
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Post-heart attack: How can scar tissue be turned back into healthy heart muscle?Heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death worldwide, partly due to limited therapeutic options and the heart's inability to regenerate healthy cells called cardiomyocytes after heart attacks. Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and elsewhere are exploring ways to reprogram scar tissue cells into healthy heart muscle cells, and now UNC researchers have published the first scient
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How the Hidden Higgs Could Reveal Our Universe’s Dark Sector The world’s most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, has failed to find any of the hoped-for particles that would lead physicists beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. But it’s possible that the LHC has been producing such pivotal new particles all along, and that we’re just not seeing them. “The core of the story,” said Davi
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Mark Felt Tells a Familiar Tale of the Watergate Scandal Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House is a film about the Watergate scandal. You’ve heard about this affair before—it was a fairly major political to-do in the ’70s, a wide-reaching conspiracy of dirty tricks and abuse of power that eventually brought about the resignation of President Richard Nixon. But the scandal is news to the real-life characters that make up the ensemble of Ma
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Man In a Vegetative State for 15 Years Stirs After Brain Stimulation—But He's Not Awake Yet Information sharing between brain cells before (top) and after (bottom) Image: Corazzol et al (2017) Reviving unresponsive patients has long been a dream of humanity, and an oft-talked about part of the human condition. Maybe you’ve cried along with the movie Awakenings , or had long conversations with relatives about what happens should you or they end up in the same position . But these convers
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Turning up the heat on electrons reveals an elusive physics phenomenonHeating a strip of platinum creates a “spin current” in the material’s electrons due to the spin Nernst effect.
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The 3-D selfie has arrivedComputer scientists at the University of Nottingham and Kingston University have solved a complex problem that has, until now, defeated experts in vision and graphics research. They have developed technology capable of producing 3-D facial reconstruction from a single 2-D image -- the 3-D selfie. People are queuing up to try it and so far, more than 400,000 users have had a go.
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Potential Zika vaccine protects against pregnancy transmission and testicular damageFor the first time, a collaborative team led by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has shown that a potential Zika vaccine quickly can protect fetuses against infection as well as protect males against testicular infection and injury. It also prevents a lowered sperm count after one vaccination. The findings are currently available in Nature Communications.
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NASA satellite data shows Hurricane Maria's strongest sideNASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at Hurricane Maria's cloud top temperatures and found the coldest cloud tops and strongest storms were facing east of the center and away from the U.S.
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Firefox takes a Quantum leap forward with new developer edition Enlarge (credit: Aurich / Getty) Earlier this year we wrote about Project Quantum , Mozilla's work to modernize Firefox and rebuild it to handle the needs of the modern Web. Today, that work takes a big step toward the mainstream with the release of the new Firefox 57 developer edition. The old Firefox developer edition was based on the alpha-quality Aurora channel, which was two versions ahead o
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Tuesday's Top Deals: Oscillating Tool Kit, Portable Battery Pack, Samsung 65" TV, and More Check out today’s top deals: DEWALT oscillating tool kit , p ortable battery pack , Samsung 65" TV , Bushnell binoculars , and more. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. TOP TECH DEALS Samsung Q7F 65" TV , $1800 Samsung’s quantum dot-powered Q7 TV isn’t exactly easy on the bank account, but it would be a stunning upgrade to your home theater, and you can s
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Equifax's CEO Steps Down After Huge Breach On Tuesday, Richard Smith, the CEO of Equifax—the credit reporting agency at the center of one of the largest financial data breaches in recent memory—stepped down. According to a statement , Smith is to retire on Tuesday, but will stay on with the company as an “unpaid adviser” as the company searches for its next chief executive. Smith is the third, and highest-ranking, employee to leave the co
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Putting a TV in your kid’s bedroom carries risks Children who have a television or video games in their bedroom spend less time reading and sleeping, research suggests. Consequences include poor performance at school, greater risk of obesity, and even video game addiction. Further, children with bedroom media watched programs and played video games that were more violent, which increased levels of physical aggression. It stands to reason that m
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1 In 5 Teens Reports A Concussion Diagnosis Doctors know that concussions can cause serious health impacts. Research now shows that rates among adolescents, especially those involved in contact sports, may be pretty high. (Image credit: Krista Long/Getty Images)
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Scientists Discover The “Master Controller” Neuron of Good and Bad Habits The discovery of a neuron in the brain that acts as the “master controller” of habits could someday change the way we treat addiction and compulsive behaviors. Read More
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Here's What Puerto Rico Looks Like After Hurricane Maria The US island territory of Puerto Rico, recently devastated by category 4 hurricane Maria, remains without electricity. Read More
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Evaporating lakes could help power the country From Our Blogs: Nexus Media News Scientists develop new ways to harness energy from evaporation. Researchers discover how to generate power from the natural evaporation of lakes and reservoirs.
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Maraton: Sundt eller usundt for kroppen?Det er hårdt for både hjertet og musklerne at løbe et maraton. Men med den rette træning vil kroppen normalt blive sundere efter det lange løb.
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Drug combo gangs up to take on triple-negative breast cancerIn the hunt for novel treatments against an aggressive form of breast cancer, researchers combined a new protein inhibitor with a chemotherapy drug to create a powerful combination that resulted in cancer cell death.
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Warm Northwest waters draw spawning fish northUnusually warm ocean conditions off the Pacific Northwest in the last few years led anchovies, sardines and hake to begin spawning in Northwest waters much earlier in the year and, for anchovy, longer than biologists have ever recorded before, new research has found.
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A fresh set of eyes: Rotating plant inspectors reduces risk of medical device recallsMore frequent rotation of plant inspectors at medical device manufacturing facilities could benefit consumers and lead to fewer product recalls. That's the finding of a seven-year review of Food and Drug Administration inspections of and subsequent recalls at such facilities.
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Fisheries sustainability linked to gender roles among tradersA new WCS study, published in the journal Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, of fish traders in coastal Kenya shows that women largely occupied fisheries with the lowest profits and are not saving money while working in these fisheries.
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Injection alternativeMIT researchers have created a computer model that can predict how glucose-responsive insulin will affect patients' blood sugar based on chemical traits such as how quickly it becomes activated in the presence of glucose. This could help scientists design insulin that lingers in a patient's bloodstream and becomes active only when needed, such as right after a meal.
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Twitter explains why Trump can use site as venue for violence, hate Enlarge Apparently, it's totally OK to take to Twitter and declare that you're going to attack an entire country or assassinate its leader. According to Twitter, that's true if you're US President Donald Trump, even if the tweets are a violation of the micro-blogging platform's terms of service. Ever since Trump took office in January, the Internet has been wondering how San Francisco-based Twitt
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Why plastic straws could disappear from a pub near youAs pub chain Wetherspoons phases out plastic straws for waste reasons, is it time we scrapped them?
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When Police Officers Don't Know About the ADA One week ago, Magdiel Sanchez, a deaf man, was shot and killed in front of his Oklahoma City home by police. Sanchez, who often used a short metal pipe to communicate, waved it in the air after an officer arrived at his home to investigate a hit-and-run incident. According to a witness’s account, the situation escalated after the officer ordered Sanchez to drop the pipe and he did not comply. Exa
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The Importance of Women Mentoring Other Women In April 1994 , Boeing unveiled the new 777 aircraft, a twin-engine jet used for long-haul flights such as London to Chicago. It was the first airplane to be designed entirely on computers. Since then, there have been almost 5 million 777 flights, and the aircraft has become one of the most familiar planes in the world. Elizabeth Lund has been obsessed with the 777 since it first debuted. Today,
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Chance the Rapper's Radical Humility on Colbert If ever there were a time when the world could use more songs about the stresses of being rich and famous, the era of Drake and Taylor Swift 2.0 would not seem to be it. And yet even the most played-out topic can be made interesting again through talent and craftsmanship, as Chance the Rapper reminded America Monday night on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert . The 24-year-old Chicagoan told Colb
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The Dangerous Misunderstanding at the Core of the North Korea Debate Donald Trump lies so frequently and so brazenly that it’s easy to forget that there are political untruths he did not invent. Sometimes, he builds on falsehoods that predated his election, and that enjoy currency among the very institutions that generally restrain his power. That’s the case in the debate over North Korea. On Monday, The New York Times declared that “the United States has repeated
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The Coming Software Apocalypse T here were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service. People who called for help got a busy signal. One Seattle woman dialed 911 at least 37 times while a stranger was trying to break into her house. When he finally crawled into her living room through a window, she picked up a kitchen knife. The man fled. The 911 outage, at t
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Prizewinning Videos Show It's a Small World After AllFrom a growing root to a sweating fingertip — here are the videos that took top honors in the Nikon Small World in Motion competition.
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If It Has No Side Effects, It Probably Doesn’t Work The “pharmacy” at Goop , which sold zero things that the FDA considers to be medicine. If a drug or supplement or treatment actually works, it will carry risks as well as benefits. That’s why FDA-approved drugs carry inserts listing their side effects, for example. But sketchy wellness treatments rarely have any such thing. As a rule of thumb, something that claims benefits without any downsides
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Maybe more adults should get the high-dose flu shot Expanding the high-dose influenza vaccine recommendation to include middle-aged adults with chronic health conditions may make economic sense and could save lives. The findings of a new study call for clinical trials of the high-dose and new recombinant trivalent influenza vaccines in 50- to 64-year-old adults with chronic illnesses, such as heart or lung disease, diabetes, or cancer, to determin
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Two Caribbean bird-catcher trees named after 2 women with overlooked botanical worksKnown for their biodiversity richness, the Caribbean Islands are now adding two new species of bird-catcher trees to their list of botanical treasures. The new species were named after two women who self-engaged for decades on educational projects in botany, but whose remarkable work was never properly made known and accredited. The study was published in the open-access journal Phytokeys.
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Biochemists discover mechanism that helps flu viruses evolveA new study from MIT reveals that flu viruses' rapid evolution relies in part on hijacking some of the cellular machinery of the infected host cell -- a group of proteins called chaperones, which help other proteins fold into the correct shape. When viruses are unable to get help from these proteins, they do not evolve as rapidly.
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Need for enhanced nursing and post-acute transitional care models for rising obesity levelsElderly, chronically ill people experience frequent changes in health status that require transitions among health care providers and settings. Significant attention has been focused on coordinated transitional care models that assure continuity of care, prevention of hospital readmission, avoidance of complications, and close clinical treatment and management. But specific transitional needs of o
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Does your back feel stiff? Well, it may not actually be stiff, UAlberta study findsFeeling of stiffness may mean something else is going on in the back.
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A record number of Americans viewed the 2017 solar eclipseEighty-eight percent of American adults viewed the August total solar eclipse directly or electronically. This audience of 215 million adults is nearly twice the size of the viewership of recent Super Bowl football games.
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Applying research advances to improve cardiovascular health in womenCardiovascular disease remains the main cause of death among women, but evidence-based advances are enhancing clinical care in seven key areas, improving the lives of women living with and at risk for heart disease.
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One in 5 teens report having had a concussion in their lifetimeA new University of Michigan study confirms what many hospital emergency rooms nationwide are seeing: teens playing contact sports suffer from concussions.
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Quantum communications bend to our needsThe potential for photon entanglement in quantum computing and communications has been known for decades. One issue impeding immediate application is that many photon entanglement platforms don't operate within the range used by most forms of telecommunication. Researchers have started to unravel the mysteries of entangled photons, demonstrating a technique that uses semiconductor quantum dots to
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Percent of teens who report having had a concussion in their lifetimeIn a survey that included more than 13,000 adolescents, about 20 percent reported at least one diagnosed concussion during their lifetime, and 5.5 percent reported being diagnosed with more than one concussion, according to a study published by JAMA.
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Using genetics to guide warfarin dosing after hip, knee replacementAmong patients undergoing hip or knee replacement and treated with the blood thinner warfarin, customizing dosing to a patient's genetic and clinical profile resulted in the prevention of more adverse outcomes than clinically-guided dosing, according to a study published by JAMA.
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Genetic factors may explain most of risk for autism spectrum disorderReanalysis of data from a previous study on the familial risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) estimates the heritability to be 83 percent, suggesting that genetic factors may explain most of the risk for ASD, according to a study published by JAMA.
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Large increase in rate of death from chronic respiratory diseasesBetween 1980 and 2014, the rate of death from chronic respiratory diseases, such as COPD, increased by nearly 30 percent overall in the US, although this trend varied by county, sex, and chronic respiratory disease type, according to a study published by JAMA.
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Genetic testing helps set safe dose of common blood thinnerA new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that dosing warfarin (Coumadin and others) is safer -- producing fewer adverse events such as hemorrhage -- when key elements of a patient's genetic makeup are considered.
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Energy harvested from evaporation could power much of US, says studyIn the first evaluation of evaporation as a renewable energy source, researchers at Columbia University find that US lakes and reservoirs could generate 325 gigawatts of power, nearly 70 percent of what the United States currently produces.
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'Hypermutators' drive pathogenic fungi to evolve more rapidlyMutations tend to get a bad rap, and deservedly so. A single defect in our DNA can strip us of our sight, thicken our lungs with mucus, prompt us to bleed to death, weaken our muscles or fill our organs with tumors.
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Chronic wasting disease: Addressing the issues with cervid prionic diseaseOne of the most contagious of the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, is chronic wasting disease (CWD) which affects deer and represents a risk to human health and the health of farm animals. There are many problems facing livestock managers in North America in the face of CWD, a research paper published in the International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, summarizes the efforts in
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Sådan virker ibuprofen i vores nervesystemDet populære smertestillende lægemiddel ibuprofen spiller en rolle i vores nervesystem. Nu...
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Vanishing Antarctic Snowflakes May Alter Sea Level RiseLess snow may be accumulating on the continent's surface than scientists thought -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Stabbed or shot? Skipping the ambulance may be better for survival Enlarge / Taxi! (credit: Getty | NurPhoto ) Amid air raids, it’s wise to "keep calm and carry on." When ablaze, certainly "stop, drop, and roll." And in the case of a stabbing or shooting, it may be best to "scoop and run." At least, that’s the takeaway from a new study in JAMA Surgery . A mad dash to the hospital in a private ride—the scoop and run—may be better for survival than waiting for eme
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New Ataribox Details Don’t Make It Sound Any More Promising Image Source: Atari Atari, my dude, please get it together. The classic console maker has slowly trickled-out details about its upcoming retro gaming machine over the last few months and each time it sounds more and more like this project is misguided. Today brought the biggest dump of news from Atari yet, and it’s too expensive, hasn’t been funded, and Atari doesn’t even seem to know who it’s fo
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About 1 in 5 teens has had a concussionAlmost 20 percent of U.S. teens have had at least one diagnosed concussion in the past, an analysis of a 2016 national survey finds.
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A Nation of Snowflakes The American left is waging war on free speech. That’s the consensus from center-left to far right; even Nazis and white supremacists seek to wave the First Amendment like a bloody shirt. But the greatest contemporary threat to free speech comes not from antifa radicals or campus leftists, but from a president prepared to use the power and authority of government to chill or suppress controversia
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Rescuing Puerto Rico's Monkey Island Off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico, barely a kilometer from the mainland, lies the tiny island of Cayo Santiago. Its 38 acres, shaped like a lowercase r , are home to some unexpected residents—a troop of around 1,000 rhesus macaque monkeys. Rhesus macaques typically live half a world away in Southeast Asia. But after 406 of them were shipped over in 1938, they quickly took to Caribbean life, an
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Researchers change wavelengths of entangled photons to those used in telecommunicationsThe potential for photon entanglement in quantum computing and communications has been known for decades. One of the issues impeding its immediate application is the fact that many photon entanglement platforms do not operate within the range used by most forms of telecommunication.
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Could Evaporating Water Be the Next Big Thing in Renewable Energy? Energy harvested from evaporation can reduce half the amount of water lost to natural evaporation, according to new research. Water-strapped cities with growing populations and energy needs could benefit most, including greater Phoenix which is served by the above reservoir and irrigation system fed by the Colorado River. (Image: Central Arizona Project) Each day, our Sun pours its energy down on
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Evaporation Engines Could Produce More Power Than Coal, with a Huge CaveatA new study suggests we could tap into natural evaporation for a huge part of our energy needs, but it would come at a high cost to our freshwater resources.
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Massive Iceberg's Split Exposes Hidden EcosystemBiologists rush to study creatures living beneath Larsen C ice shelf before they disappear -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Star Trek: Discovery is getting pirated a lot Enlarge / Sonequa Martin-Green plays protagonist Michael Burnham, first officer of the USS Shenzhou, on new CBS All Access series Star Trek: Discovery . (credit: CBS ) Almost 10 million people tuned in to CBS on Sunday to watch the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery . And the premiere also drove record signups for CBS' proprietary streaming service, which will be the exclusive source for later epis
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Supersized cells lead ‘wave’ of heart regeneration By taking videos of a tiny beating zebrafish heart as it reconstructs its covering in a petri dish, scientists have captured unexpected dynamics of cells involved in tissue regeneration. They found that the depleted heart tissue regenerates itself in a wave, led by a front of fast-moving, supersized cells and trailed by smaller cells that multiply to produce others. The nature of this wavefront—a
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Chronic wasting diseaseResearch published in the International Journal of Global Environmental Issues, summarizes the efforts in disease surveillance and risk management of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and shows that past management strategies such as selective culling, herd reduction, and hunter surveillance have had only limited effectiveness. The summary points towards new advice for optimal, cost-effective
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'Hypermutators' drive pathogenic fungi to evolve more rapidlyFor nearly two decades, a rare but potentially deadly fungus called Cryptococcus deuterogattii has gained a foothold in the Pacific Northwest and Vancouver Island. Duke researchers recently showed that lineages of the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus deuterogattii house a specific mutation in their DNA that increases their mutation rate. These hypermutators, as they are called, rapidly develop resista
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ACA Medicaid expansion cut disparities in cancer care for minorities, poorStates that fully expanded their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act cut their rates of uninsured cancer patients by more than half between 2011 and 2014. Black patients and those living in the highest poverty areas saw the greatest benefit from Medicaid expansion, according to a Duke Cancer Institute analysis.
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Uninsured cancer patients saw increased coverage for care following Medicaid expansionA new study finds that Medicaid expansion enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act improved coverage for care for cancer patients receiving radiation therapy and potentially decreased health care disparities.
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The fascinating secret lives of giant clams | Mei Lin NeoWhen you think about the deep blue sea, you might instantly think of whales or coral reefs. But spare a thought for giant clams, the world's largest living shellfish. These incredible creatures can live to 100, grow up to four and a half feet long and weigh as much as three baby elephants. In this charming talk, marine biologist Mei Lin Neo shares why she's obsessively trying to turn these legenda
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Netflix's Plan to Improve In-Flight Streaming Might Get You Free Wi-Fi Image: Virgin America Unless you’re shelling out big bucks for business or first-class tickets, your in-flight entertainment system probably looks like something from the last decade. The monitors airlines put in the back of headrests are typically cheap, low-resolution, and have a pretty pathetic selection of content. That means you’re usually better off pulling out your phone or tablet, and if
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Poll: Majority of Americans support legalization of sports bettingAlthough gambling on professional sports is illegal in most states, one in five fans have placed a bet and 73 percent of those who did so said it made watching the games more interesting, according to the results of a national UMass Lowell-Washington Post poll released today.
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Why 'Why Buddhism Is True' Is True In his new book, Robert Wright explores Buddhism's take on our suffering, our anxiety and our general dis-ease — where he sees it lining up with scientific fields, says blogger Adam Frank. (Image credit: Gargolas/Getty Images)
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Google Home’s biggest flaw fixed: Support for reminders finally arrives Google is finally fixing Google Home's biggest flaw by adding support for reminders to the voice appliance. An official post on the Google Home help forum says that the feature is rolling out today. Android Police first spotted the news, and some users in the comments section say the feature is already working on their Google Homes. A Google support page details how reminders on Google Home will
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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma send scientists scrambling for data Even before getting their own lives settled, teams collect information on storm behaviour and their effects on the ecosystem. Nature 549 439 doi: 10.1038/549439a
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Education Isn't the Key to a Good Income One of the most commonly taught stories American schoolchildren learn is that of Ragged Dick, Horatio Alger’s 19th-century tale of a poor, ambitious teenaged boy in New York City who works hard and eventually secures himself a respectable, middle-class life. This “rags to riches” tale embodies one of America’s most sacred narratives: that no matter who you are, what your parents do, or where you
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How the AfD Won Angela Merkel may have secured a historic fourth term as chancellor of Germany on Sunday , but her victory was blunted by an unprecedented showing from the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), the country’s far-right populist party, which now becomes the third-strongest party in the Bundestag, with 12.6 percent of the vote. It dominated the narrative on election night as the first far-right party t
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Ingeniøren

Skatteministeriet afviser, at sænket registreringsafgift giver flere biler på vejeneSelv om registreringsafgiften for nye biler falder betragteligt, vil der hverken blive solgt flere biler eller udledt mere CO2 fra vejene, vurderer Skatteministeriet. Det undrer trafikprofessor.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

NASA satellite temperatures reveal a stronger Hurricane LeeNASA's Aqua satellite peered into Hurricane Lee with infrared light to determine if the storm was intensifying. Infrared data showed cloud top temperatures were getting colder, indicating stronger storms.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

The drying of peatlands is reducing bird diversityA recent international study indicates that the populations of peatland birds in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia and Latvia have decreased by a third during the past three decades. The situation in Finland is the most dire, and the species in most trouble is the Finnish ruff, as the population has fallen to approximately 3% of what it was at the beginning of the study period.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Preschool teachers need better training in sciencePreschool instructors appear to lack the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively teach their young students science - a problem that is likely contributing to America's poor global performance in this crucially important subject.
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Household chores: Women still do moreCanadian women of all ages still tend to do more household chores than their male partners, no matter how much they work or earn in a job outside the home. Findings from a study in Springer's journal Sex Roles demonstrate the persistent gendered nature of how housework is divided, says lead author Rebecca Horne of the University of Alberta in Canada.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Teachers report weaker relationships with students of color, children of immigrantsThe relationship between teachers and students is a critical factor for academic success. However, a new study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development finds that teachers report weaker relationships with children of immigrants and adolescents of color.
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How child abuse can alter the adult brain Child abuse and other traumatic childhood experiences may alter the brain, making the effects of trauma last into adulthood. The long-lasting effects may be due to an impaired structure and functioning of cells in the anterior cingulate cortex. This is a part of the brain which plays an important role in the regulation of emotions and mood. The researchers believe that these changes may contribut
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Poll: Majority of Americans support legalization of sports bettingA majority of Americans polled say they support the legalization of gambling on professional sports and although illegal in most states, one in five fans has placed a bet on pro sports.
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Improving weather forecasting with a new IASI channel selection methodWith the advent of satellite observation techniques and improvements in data assimilation schemes, the initial state in an NWP (numerical weather prediction) model has become more realistic, which is fast becoming the most vital part in the process. Furthermore, among the many available satellite observations, infrared hyperspectral measurements are known to have the greatest impact on weather for
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Caribbean spiders named for Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders David Bowie, and othersA new paper published in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society has identified and named 15 new species of spider in the Caribbean. Given the vernacular names 'smiley faced' spiders due to the distinctive markings on their backs, the new species have been given names including S. davidattenboroughi, S. barackobamai, and S.leonardodicaprioi.
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New approaches in targeted cancer therapyIn a large-scale testing procedure, scientists from Cologne University Hospital have explored the effects of more than 1,500 substances on different kinds of cancer cells. The results from this study are a fundamental prerequisite for the development of new therapies for NMC, an aggressive cancer which is often lethal.
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NASA satellite temperatures reveal a stronger Hurricane LeeNASA's Aqua satellite peered into Hurricane Lee with infrared light to determine if the storm was intensifying. Infrared data showed cloud top temperatures were getting colder, indicating stronger storms.
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Doctors gain a greater understanding of skin cancer using tattoosCancer is on the rise and the need to be empathetic when giving a patient their diagnosis and throughout treatment is imperative. Now, a collaborative study, with a Huddersfield professor, has enabled future doctors to experience some of the challenges patients living with skin cancer can face to develop a greater empathy for their patients.
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No evidence of hidden hearing loss from common recreational noiseThe first study to look for a causal relationship between recreational noise exposure and auditory function in humans finds that while hearing is temporarily affected in young adults after attending a loud recreational event, there is no evidence of auditory nerve injury or permanent hearing difficulties.
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Gizmodo

Why the Rochester Science Department Sexual Harassment Case Matters Photo: Steve Wiliams/Flickr Earlier this month, a Mother Jones investigation revealed that faculty and former students at the University of Rochester filed a 111-page complaint with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the University and brain and cognitive sciences professor T. Florian Jaeger, among others. The complaint listed several accusations of Jaeger’s sexual
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Satellite shows Pilar reduced to remnantsTropical Depression Pilar weakened to a remnant low pressure area as it continued to crawl north along the west coast of Mexico. Satellite data revealed no circulation center.
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Big Think

Silicon Valley Tech Giant Will Give out Cash in Basic Income Trial A major Silicon Valley company is funding a trial of Universal Basic Income in the U.S. Read More
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Dagens Medicin

Freitag efter repræsentantskabsmøde: Den største bekymring er aftalens omfang Ifølge PLO-formand Christian Freitag var nogle af repræsentantskabets største bekymringer over overenskomstaftalen, at den rummer så mange forskellige elementer.
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Dagens Medicin

Ellen Trane Nørby skal i samråd pege på løsninger på landets mangel på neurologer Sundhedsministeren skal forklare, hvordan hun vil løse problemet med en underbemanding på 100 speciallæger i neurologi. Det sker i dag tirsdag i et åbent samråd.
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Gizmodo

Deadspin This Is All Bullshit | The Slot Howard Stern Audio Reveals—Again—That Trump Never Wanted to Deadspin This Is All Bullshit | The Slot Howard Stern Audio Reveals—Again—That Trump Never Wanted to Be President | The Root How to Protest Without Offending White People | Splinter Trump Grotesquely Blames Puerto Rico’s Humanitarian Crisis on ‘Broken Infrastructure’ and ‘Massive Debt’ |
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Worry for iconic French trains under German mergerThe maker of France's iconic TGV trains is set to announce a merger with German industrial leader Siemens as early as Tuesday in a giant and politically tricky deal that would create a new European rail champion.
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How Does Geometry Explain the Phases of the Moon?What causes the Moon to change phases throughout the month? Why is it sometimes visible only during the day and other times only at night? What’s the relationship between these times and the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Atlantic

Why Was Chad Included in the New Travel Ban? Updated at 4:50 p.m. ET Is Chad “an important and valuable counterterrorism partner of the United States” or is it a nation that “does not adequately share public-safety and terrorism-related information”? Both, according to the White House proclamation that listed the central African country among seven nations whose citizens are barred indefinitely from the United States. Not many Chadians will
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New Scientist - News

A cheap pollution sensor will keep you off the dirtiest roadsThis wearable device reveals exposure to the three worst pollutants, linking it with online maps to help you avoid poor air, a bit like a Fitbit for pollution
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Teachers report weaker relationships with students of color, children of immigrantsThe relationship between teachers and students is a critical factor for academic success. However, a new study by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development finds that teachers report weaker relationships with children of immigrants and adolescents of color.
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Preschool teachers need better training in sciencePreschool instructors appear to lack the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively teach their young students science -- a problem that is likely contributing to America's poor global performance in this crucially important subject.
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The drying of peatlands is reducing bird diversityA recent international study indicates that the populations of peatland birds in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia and Latvia have decreased by a third during the past three decades. The situation in Finland is the most dire, and the species in most trouble is the Finnish ruff, as the population has fallen to approximately 3 percent of what it was at the beginning of the study period.
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Satellite shows Pilar reduced to remnantsTropical Depression Pilar weakened to a remnant low pressure area as it continued to crawl north along the west coast of Mexico. Satellite data revealed no circulation center.
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School, health and behavior suffer when children have TV, video games in bedroomA new Iowa State University study is one of the first to demonstrate the consequences of allowing children to have a TV or video game system in their bedroom. Researchers found children spent less time reading, sleeping or participating in other activities when they could go in their room and watch TV or play video games. As a result, they did not do as well in school and were at greater risk for
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Household chores: Women still do moreCanadian women of all ages still tend to do more household chores than their male partners, no matter how much they work or earn in a job outside the home. Findings from a study in Springer's journal Sex Roles demonstrate the persistent gendered nature of how housework is divided, says lead author Rebecca Horne of the University of Alberta in Canada.
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Nerves control the body's bacterial communityUsing the freshwater polyp Hydra as a model organism, Kiel University researchers and their international colleagues investigated how the simple nervous system of these animals interacts with the microbiome. They were able to demonstrate, for the first time, that small molecules secreted by nerve cells help to regulate the composition and colonisation of specific types of beneficial bacteria along
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Russian scientist finds a new way to predict cancer developmentAleksey V. Belikov, a scientist from the MIPT Laboratory of Innovative Medicine and Agrobiotechnology, used the publicly available data on 20 million cancer cases and examined 16 probability distributions, finding that the incidence of 20 most prevalent cancer types in relation to patients' age closely follows the Erlang probability distribution, which is widely used in telecommunications for inco
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Graphene forged into three-dimensional shapesResearchers from Finland and Taiwan have discovered how graphene, a single-atom-thin layer of carbon, can be forged into three-dimensional objects by using laser light. A striking illustration was provided when the researchers fabricated a pyramid with a height of 60 nm, which is about 200 times larger than the thickness of a graphene sheet.
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Older drivers adapt their thinking to improve road hazard detectionA recent study finds older drivers adapt their responses in heavy traffic to better identify road hazards.
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Predatory bacteria found in study of cystic fibrosis patients' lung microbiomeCystic fibrosis patients have a wide variety of bacteria in their lungs, including two 'predators' not detected before, according to a new study of lung microorganisms published this week in mBio®, an online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
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Researchers identify novel way to target EbolaResearchers have identified a potential new way to attack Ebola. Scientists have discovered that a protein called Tim-1 (T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain-containing protein 1) plays a key role in the development of the cytokine storm seen in the last stages of Ebola infection. The research was published this week in mBio, an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
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Multiple challenges remain to Fukushima nuclear cleanupJapan's government approved a revised road map Tuesday to clean up the radioactive mess left at the Fukushima nuclear power plant after it was damaged beyond repair by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Decommissioning the damaged reactors is an uncertain process that is expected to take 30 to 40 years.
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Treating citrus greening with copper: Effects on trees, soilsCitrus greening is a major challenge for Florida growers. The disease destroys the production, appearance, and economic value of citrus trees and their fruit. Trees decline and die within three years. Researchers at the University of Florida and other institutions are searching for cures and treatments to reduce citrus greening effects.
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BBC launches new Korean language serviceThe BBC launched a new Korean language radio and online service on Tuesday that will be available to listeners in North Korea if the signal is not blocked.
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Dutch court to hear new case on I.Coast chemical spillLawyers for 100,000 victims of a 2006 toxic spill in the Ivory Coast will seek Wednesday to persuade a Dutch court to take up their class-action suit for compensation.
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Russia threatens to block Facebook over data storageIn its latest attempt to wrest control of the Internet, Russia's communications agency on Tuesday threatened to block access to Facebook if the company refuses to store its data locally.
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Gizmodo

The Agency That Launches America's Nuclear Missiles Just Messed Up a Tweet H-bomb test; radioactive clouds at the Bikini Atoll on May 21, 1956. (AP Photo) As North Korea and the US keep escalating their war of words, the world sits on the brink of nuclear destruction. So you’d hope that the people in charge of America’s nukes are keeping a cool head under pressure. But the latest tweet from US Strategic Command doesn’t give much confidence in that. US Stratcom, which ma
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New Scientist - News

Thousands of Puerto Ricans evacuated as dam threatens to breachHurricane Maria has damaged the Guajataca dam in Puerto Rico so much that it has developed a large fissure and could cause lethal flash floods if it breaches
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Live Science

How a Boy Who Was Obsessed with Dinosaurs Discovered DreadnoughtusYou can read about Kenneth Lacovara's adventures, as well as a compelling history of dinosaur research, in his new book, "Why Dinosaurs Matter."
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Live Science

Surprise Find: Dolphin Bones Unearthed in Medieval Island 'Grave'Archaeologists excavating a medieval site on a tiny islet in the English Channel were baffled by the discovery of a dolphin skeleton in what appears to be a carefully prepared grave.
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Ingeniøren

Opposition i oprør: Ny aftale giver færre vindmøller og solceller i DanmarkRegeringen har lagt sig fast på en aftale med Dansk Folkeparti om en ny støtteordning til landmøller og solceller, som både rød blok og vindmølleindustrien kritiserer for at give for lidt vedvarende energi for pengene.
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Equifax CEO steps down in the wake of damaging data breachEquifax CEO Richard Smith stepped down Tuesday, less than three weeks after the credit reporting agency disclosed a damaging data breach that exposed highly sensitive information for about 143 million Americans.
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Japan's Fukushima cleanup plan delays removal of fuel rodsJapan's government on Tuesday approved a revision of its 30-to-40-year plan to decommission the Fukushima nuclear plant, delaying by three more years the removal of radioactive fuel rods stored at two of the three reactors damaged in the 2011 disaster.
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New study analyzes causes of 2010 landslide in Saint-Jude, QuebecIn May 2010, a landslide devastated the municipality of Saint-Jude, Quebec, and was responsible for four fatalities when a house was destroyed by sediment movement. Building on investigations that took place immediately after the landslide, a new study published today in the Canadian Geotechnical Journal discusses triggers of the Saint-Jude landslide that occurred in nearly 10,000-year-old sensiti
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New study the first to map escape routes for wildland firefighters from the airEvery year, tens of thousands of wildland firefighters risk their lives to save timber, forests and property from destruction. Before battling the flames, they identify areas to where they can retreat, and designate the best escape routes to get from the fire line to these safety zones. Currently, firefighters make these decisions on the ground, using expert knowledge of fire behavior and assessin
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The connection between nitrogen utilization and groundwater quality is clearNitrogen surplus from agriculture has a clear effect on the nitrogen status of the groundwater, according to 70 years of Danish measurement data.
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Preparing to fly Sentinel-5PThe teams that will fly Sentinel-5P are training intensively for launch, ensuring that everyone knows their job and can react to any emergency.
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Science | The Guardian

'Leave UK immediately': scientist is latest victim of Home Office blunder Dr Mohsen Danaie, who works at the UK’s synchrotron, has valid visa but was sent letter warning of forcible removal The Home Office is still sending out letters telling lawfully resident immigrants in Britain they must leave the country, a month after the home secretary had to apologise for “an unfortunate error” in mistakenly informing 100 EU nationals that they faced possible deportation. The H
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Giant iceberg’s split exposes hidden ecosystem Biologists rush to study creatures living beneath Larsen C ice shelf before they disappear. Nature 549 443 doi: 10.1038/549443a
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The 10 Best Comedies You Can Stream Right Now, From 'Spinal Tap' to 'Superbad'Fire up the Roku.
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I Can't Stop Playing With Gravity BallsSometimes the best way to understand physical properties is by modeling something totally beyond the realm of real life—like gravity balls.
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Gizmodo

Puerto Rico Remains Mostly in the Dark and Badly in Need of Aid Image: NOAA via @NOAASattelitePA Sometimes, space offers a striking vantage for visualizing the scale of a crisis. Satellite photos of Puerto Rico at night before and after Hurricane Maria roared through show an island stripped of its electricity—and they remind us just how long it’s going to take the battered US territory to recover. Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico last Wednesday as a powerfu
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Discovery: Bernie Sanders spiderA scientist at the University of Vermont and four of his undergraduate students have discovered 15 new species of "smiley-faced" spiders—and named them after, among others, David Attenborough, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
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Ars Technica

Two-thirds of Americans don’t bother seeking out science news Enlarge (credit: Victor Carreon ) For a host of issues, like vaccine safety, climate change, and GMO foods, public opinion is a poor match for our scientific standing. That dissonance has led a lot of people to ask how we could do better at getting scientific information out to the public. But the Pew Research Center decided to ask a related question that's just as important: where's the public g
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Dagens Medicin

Bekendtgørelse om import og fremstilling af cannabis sendt til høringSundheds- og Ældreministeriet har sendt en bekendtgørelse om import og fremstilling af cannabis til høring.
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Inside Science

Tracking Space Trash Tracking Space Trash There’s a bunch of space trash floating around Earth, it’s moving superfast, and now we have lasers to help keep an eye on it. Tracking Space Trash Video of Tracking Space Trash Space Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 09:30 Karin Heineman, Executive Producer (Inside Science) -- When you look up at the sky on a clear night, you might be able to see stars, and a planet if you’re lu
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A new role for insulin as a vital factor in maintaining stem cellsNew research conducted at the stem cell centre, DanStem, at the University of Copenhagen shows that insulin is a key determinant of embryonic stem cell potency in mammals. When large amounts of Insulin are around, stem cells retain their ability to make all the cell types in the body. However, too little insulin leads to embryonic stem cells being transformed into a new type of stem cell, one that
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Predatory bacteria found in study of cystic fibrosis patients' lung microbiomeCystic fibrosis patients have a wide variety of bacteria in their lungs, including two 'predators' not detected before, according to a new study of lung microorganisms published this week in mBio, an online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.
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The Atlantic

Readers on Trump, Kaepernick, and the NFL Over the weekend I wrote about Donald Trump’s attacks on protesting NFL players, at a raucous rally in Alabama, and his tweeted threats that if North Korean officials didn’t change their tune, “they won’t be around much longer!” A sample of the response—pro, con, amplifying, and correcting: ‘To Make America Great, Remind Us of What Makes America Exceptional ...’ A veteran of America’s current lon
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Ars Technica

As N. Korea threatens nuclear missile test, are US ballistic defenses ready? Sitrep #2: Facing down North Korea's ballistic missile threat. (video link) After suffering yet another round of sanctions, as well as a provocative UN speech and further sanctions from President Donald Trump, North Korea's leaders have hinted that more ballistic missile and nuclear weapons tests are to come—including a possible atmospheric nuclear test launched on a ballistic missile. Given the
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Bacterial outer membrane vesicles: An emerging tool in vaccine developmentOuter membrane vesicles, biological nanoparticles shed during normal growth by bacteria, have seen significant recent advances in engineering and are thus finding new utility as therapeutic and drug delivery agents. One specific research focus explored recently in the literature is the use of bacterial vesicles as adjuvants in vaccine formulations.
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Novel route to polyamide 6: Catalytic oxidation of cyclohexane with ferrocene in ionic liquid mediumPolyamide (PA) 6 is widely used in several industries and therefore economically very important. In its current industrial production process, first KA oil (a mixture of cyclohexanol and cyclohexanone) is obtained from cyclohexane ineffective oxidation (ca. 4% cyclohexane conversion to assure a reasonable selectivity, ca. 85%), and then converted, at high pressure and 150 ºC and in the presence of
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Understanding football violence could help the fight against terrorFootball has long been tarnished by outbreaks of fan violence. Although media headlines often link the behavior to 'hooliganism,' the activity could stem from potentially more positive motivations, such as passionate commitment to the group and the desire to belong. Understanding the root cause of the behavior may therefore help in tackling the violence and channeling it into something more positi
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Artificial intelligence for obtaining chemical fingerprintsResearchers at the universities of Vienna and Göttingen have succeeded in developing a method for predicting molecular infrared spectra based on artificial intelligence. These chemical 'fingerprints' could only be simulated by common prediction techniques for small molecules in high quality. The team was able to carry out simulations that were previously not possible. The potential of this new str
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Agent Orange still linked to hormone imbalances in babies in Vietnam, study suggestsExposure to Agent Orange sprayed during the Vietnam War has been linked to increased levels of certain hormones in women and their breastfeeding children decades later, potentially putting them at higher risk of health problems, according to a new study in Science of the Total Environment.
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Interventions for reducing hepatitis C infection in people who inject drugsThe first global review to quantify the impact of needle syringe programmes (NSP) and opioid substitution treatment (OST) in reducing the risk of becoming infected with the hepatitis C virus is published in Cochrane Library Drug and Alcohol Review Group and the journal Addiction. The study, has implications for millions of people who are 'at risk' from infection.
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Hip osteoarthritis: Severe occupational strain increases the riskPeople who in the course of their work put long-term physical strain on their bodies have an increased risk of developing osteoarthritis of the hip. This is especially the case for lifting and carrying heavy loads over long periods of time. This is the result of a systematic review reported by Annekatrin Bergmann and coauthors in the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International.
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General practitioners' home visit habits determine where patients dieThe more a general practitioner prioritizes home visits to patients in general, the greater the likelihood that the doctor's most ill patients will die at home. This is shown by a new study of the role played by the general practitioner for terminally ill cancer patients, which the Danish researcher Anna K. Winthereik hopes will start a debate.
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Researchers develop wearable solar thermoelectric generatorA recent study, led by Professor Kyoung Jin Choi in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at UNIST has introduced a new advanced energy harvesting system, capable of generating electricity by simply being attached to clothes, windows, and outer walls of a building.
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Photoacoustic imaging and photothermal cancer therapy using BR nanoparticlesSangyong Jon, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at KAIST, and his team developed combined photoacoustic imaging and photothermal therapy for cancer by using Bilirubin (BR) nanoparticles.
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Drought—a cause of riotsThe scientific community has been working on the possibility of a relationship between periods of drought and rioting for several years. The University of Geneva (UNIGE), operating in partnership with the universities of Heidelberg (Germany) and Lucerne (Switzerland), has formally verified this hypothesis by studying almost 1,800 riots that occurred over a 20-year period in sub-Saharan Africa. The
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Gizmodo

Apple TV 4K Is a Damn Good Set-Top Box All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo In the years since its release, Apple TV has often lagged behind competitors, seemingly forgotten by Apple in favor of phones, computers, and even watches. And the Apple TV’s status as the “other” on Apple’s list of sales feels evident when you notice how late to the 4K party it is. Roku launched a 4K box last year and Nvidia launched an Android-based one two years
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Ars Technica

Alexa can control playback in Amazon Music’s iOS and Android apps Enlarge Amazon announced Tuesday that its virtual assistant Alexa has a new home in the Amazon Music app. Now, users of the Android and iOS Amazon Music apps in the US, UK, Germany, and Austria can ask Alexa to play songs using voice commands. There's no word yet on when the feature will roll out to users in other locations. Previously, you could only search for songs by using the search field in
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Helicopter test for Jupiter icy moons radarA long radar boom that will probe below the surface of Jupiter's icy moons has been tested on Earth with the help of a helicopter.
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Bringing signals into phaseHow we use and generate electricity has changed dramatically over the past century yet the basic components that control its flow remain remarkably similar. Researchers at KAUST have now developed a novel type of component that could improve the performance of electrical circuits.
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Biochemists discover mechanism that helps flu viruses evolveInfluenza viruses mutate rapidly, which is why flu vaccines have to be redesigned every year. A new study from MIT sheds light on just how these viruses evolve so quickly, and offers a potential way to slow them down.
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Understanding football violence could help the fight against terrorFootball has long been tarnished by outbreaks of fan violence. Although media headlines often link the behaviour to "hooliganism," the activity could stem from potentially more positive motivations, such as passionate commitment to the group and the desire to belong.
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The drug-maker's guide to the galaxy How machine learning and big data are helping chemists search the vast chemical universe for better medicines. Nature 549 445 doi: 10.1038/549445a
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Ingeniøren

Første aarhusianske nanosatellit ser dagens lysStuderende samler både en ’CubeSat’ og en kontrolstation som led i universitets nye rumprogram. Den første satellit bliver færdig i morgen.
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World's first dynamic grid control centerThe transition to a new energy mix is making the power grid more dynamic. Siemens is coordinating a major research project designed to determine the extent to which existing control center technology can accommodate additional functions, and at which point entirely new structures and architectures will be needed.
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Robots, Now Wielding Nunchucks
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Ars Technica

After huge Equifax breach, CEO “retires” Enlarge / Equifax CEO Richard F. Smith speaks with Bloomberg News reporters on Thursday, March 15, 2007 in San Francisco, California. (credit: Noah Berger/Bloomberg via Getty Images) In the wake of a stunning security breach that has sent shock waves throughout the financial world, Equifax’s CEO, Richard Smith, has stepped down from his post. According to a Tuesday press release , Smith’s “retire
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The connection between nitrogen utilization and groundwater quality is clearA new study based on 70 years of monitoring data highlights the importance of a consistent national groundwater monitoring program and the need for development of future effective nitrogen mitigation measures in intensive agriculture worldwide in order to protect groundwater resources.
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Higher risk of heart failure in cold weather, study suggestsAn increase in hospitalization and death in elderly patients with heart failure could be associated with changes in temperature and atmospheric pressure, according to a new study in Environment International. The authors of the study say elderly with heart failure should avoid fog and low cloud in the winter as a preventive measure.
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A majority of medical professionals improperly share log-in credentials to EMRsNearly three-quarters (73 percent) of the 299 participants claimed to have used another medical staff member's password to access an EMR at work. More than 57 percent of participants (171 out of 299) estimated they have used someone else's password an average of 4.75 times.
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How has society adapted to hurricanes? A look at New Orleans over 300 yearsIn the midst of an intense hurricane season, a historical perspective published in WIREs Climate Change looks at adaptation to hurricanes in New Orleans over nearly three centuries, from its foundation in 1718 to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
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Even open-label placebos work -- if they are explainedFor some medical complaints, open-label placebos work just as well as deceptive ones. As psychologists from the University of Basel and Harvard Medical School report in the journal Pain, the accompanying rationale plays an important role when administering a placebo.
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KAIST-NTU researchers overturn the theory of Parkinson's diseaseA KAIST research team has identified a new mechanism that causes the hallmark symptoms of Parkinson's disease, namely tremors, rigidity, and loss of voluntary movement.The discovery, made in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, presents a new perspective to three decades of conventional wisdom in Parkinson's disease research. It also opens up new avenues that can help
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Lactation hormone also helps a mother's brainThe same hormone that stimulates milk production for lactation, also acts in a particular part of the brain to help establish the nurturing link between mother and baby, researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago have revealed for the first time.
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Photoacoustic imaging and photothermal cancer therapy using BR nanoparticlesSangyong Jon, a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at KAIST, and his team developed combined photoacoustic imaging and photothermal therapy for cancer by using Bilirubin (BR) nanoparticles.The team expects this research, which shows high biocompatibility as well as outstanding photoacoustic imaging and photothermal therapy, to be an appropriate system in the field of treatment for
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Can texts replace your therapist? There are benefits and drawbacks of using smartphone and internet technology to administer mental health care, report researchers. Interacting with a machine may seem like a strange and impersonal way to seek mental health care, but advances in technology and artificial intelligence are making that type of engagement more and more a reality. “Talking to a machine may feel like a safer way to shar
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Hjerteoperationer aflyses for ofte på Riget2017 tyder på at slå ny rekord i antallet af aflyste hjerteoperationer på Rigshospitalet. 221 hjertepatienter har fået aflyst og udsat deres operation i år, viser ny opgørelse.
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Equifax CEO ‘Retires’ at 57 After Catastrophic Data Breach Screws 143 Million Screenshot: YouTube/ Equifax Richard Smith has retired as CEO and chairman of Equifax in the wake of his company’s gross mishandling of one of the worst data breaches in history, which compromised the data of an estimated 143 million Americans . One of the first plans he has during his retirement is an appearance at Senate Banking Committee hearing on October 4. That hearing relates to one of man
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Pop-up robots enable extreme terrain scienceA NASA-led team is designing an extremely compact origami rover for new extreme terrain applications in both the planetary and Earth science domains. PUFFERs (Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robots) utilize a folding printed circuit board (PCB) as the rover chassis, which enables the platform to fold into a minuscule, palm-sized volume. With this feature, many PUFFERs can be integrated into future sp
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How TV weather presenters can improve public understanding of climate changeA recent Monash University study of TV weather presenters has found a strong interest from free-to-air presenters in including climate change information in their bulletins.
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How has society adapted to hurricanes? A look at New Orleans over 300 yearsIn the midst of an intense hurricane season, a historical perspective published in WIREs Climate Change looks at adaptation to hurricanes in New Orleans over nearly three centuries, from its foundation in 1718 to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
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One ‘dominator’ can damage a group project The social dynamics of groups of students working on a project—such as whether one person dominates the conversation or whether students work with a friend—affect academic performance, a new study suggests. Put simply, the more comfortable students are, the better they do, which yields benefits beyond the classroom. “If we can get our groups to be more comfortable, students should learn better an
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Scientists recalibrate the traditional Chinese Solar Terms with big meteorological dataThe 24 Solar Terms (24-STs) is one of the most popular elements in Chinese culture invented by their ancestors some 3,000 years ago. Researchers have recalibrated the two medically related critical timings of Great Heat and Great Cold in the classic 24-STs by using big modern meteorological data. As a result, a novel calendric system, called the 24 Medical Terms, has been developed as an upgraded
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Drought -- a cause of riotsUNIGE, in partnership with the universities of Heidelberg and Lucerne, has verified the possibility of a relationship between periods of drought and rioting. The researchers observed a systematic link between the sudden depletion of water resources and the outbreak of unrest. They also succeeded in quantifying the impact of geographic and social factors on the same link. The findings underline the
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A little tension yields enormous solar crystalsNew evidence of surface-initiated crystallization may improve the efficiency of printable photovoltaic materials.
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Pigeons better at multitasking than humansPigeons are capable of switching between two tasks as quickly as humans -- and even more quickly in certain situations. These are the findings of biopsychologists who had performed the same behavioral experiments to test birds and humans. The authors hypothesize that the cause of the slight multitasking advantage in birds is their higher neuronal density.
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A new role for insulin as a vital factor in maintaining stem cellsWhen large amounts of insulin are around, stem cells retain their ability to make all the cell types in the body. However, too little insulin leads to embryonic stem cells being transformed into a new type of stem cell, one that can make tissues that support fetal development and helps make the different internal organs.
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Discovery: Bernie Sanders spiderStudents and a scientist at the University of Vermont have discovered 15 new species of 'smiley-faced' spiders -- and named them after, among others, David Attenborough, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
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UNIST researchers develop wearable solar thermoelectric generatorSouth Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has introduced a new advanced energy harvesting system, capable of generating electricity by simply being attached to clothes, windows, and outer walls of a building.
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Escaping wildfiresThe U-led study is the first attempt to map escape routes for wildland fire fighters from an aerial perspective. The researchers used LiDAR technology to analyze the terrain slope, ground surface roughness and vegetation density of a fire-prone region in central Utah, and assessed how each landscape condition impeded a person's ability to travel.
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The motor protein dancing in all our cellsMotor proteins drive many of the essential processes in our cells. They move with a dancing motion, as Professor Erik Schäffer and his team have shown in a new study. In order to observe the tiny proteins, which are measured in nanometers, Schäffer uses optical tweezers he developed himself. The results of the study have been published in the latest edition of PNAS.
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Graphene forged into three-dimensional shapesResearchers from Finland and Taiwan have discovered how graphene, a single-atom-thin layer of carbon, can be forged into three-dimensional objects by using laser light. A striking illustration was provided when the researchers fabricated a pyramid with a height of 60 nm, which is about 200 times larger than the thickness of a graphene sheet. The pyramid was so small that it would easily fit on a s
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Astronomers study the extended stellar structure around the globular cluster NGC 288(Phys.org)—A team of astronomers led by Andrés E. Piatti of the Astronomical Observatory of Córdoba in Argentina has recently observed an extra-tidal clumpy structure around the globular cluster NGC 288. The results of these observations, available in a paper published Sept. 21 on arXiv.org, could redefine our understanding of external regions of globular clusters in our Milky Way galaxy.
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Declaring a water crisis over isn't the end of the ordealWater crisis is over and lead levels back to normal in Flint, read the headlines. The Michigan city has been besieged with water quality challenges for the past three years. Incidents of Legionella infections leading to 12 deaths in 2014 and 2015 further complicated matters.
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Københavns Universitet ruster lægestuderende til fremtidens sundhedsvæsenMedicinuddannelsen på Københavns Universitet tilpasser nu flere grene af lægeuddannelsen...
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U.S. stands to save billions through renewable energy usageRolling out and extending existing US renewable energy standards nationwide could save hundreds of billions of dollars in health and environmental costs by 2050, a new study has found.
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Nerves control the body's bacterial communityA central aspect of life sciences is to explore the symbiotic cohabitation of animals, plants and humans with their specific bacterial communities. Scientists refer to the full set of microorganisms living on and inside a host organism as the microbiome. Over the past years, evidence has accumulated that the composition and balance of this microbiome contributes to the organism's health. For insta
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Can This Tesla Alum Build the World’s Greenest Battery?A planned electric vehicle battery factory in Sweden wants to incorporate green energy and mineral sourcing practices to make a super-green car.
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Københavns Universitet udnævner ny professor i endokrinologi Overlæge Jørgen Rungby bliver ny professor ved Københavns Universitet. Han vil fokusere på sammenhængen mellem sukkersyge og komplikationen i hjernen.
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What Germany’s Election Results Mean for ScienceNew coalition could face battles over gene editing and climate regulations -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A Teen Titans Movie Is On the Way—But Not the One You Were Expecting Mark Hamill discusses the opulence of The Last Jedi ’s casino planet. Underworld is heading to TV. Star Trek: Discovery ’s Alex Kurtzman plots a course for the show’s future. Plus tons of new pictures from Blade Runner: 2049, new footage from The Gifted , Rick & Morty , and the return of Supergirl . Spoilers now! Teen Titans Go! Warner Bros has officially announced that the zany cartoon serie
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Researchers develop a way to better predict corrosion from crude oilUsing X-ray techniques, scientists are developing an analysis tool that can more accurately predict how sulfur compounds in a batch of crude oil might corrode equipment– an important safety issue for the oil industry.
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Solar power alone won't solve energy or climate needsRecent reports that solar capacity will soon exceed nuclear capacity reveal an important fact. It also hides a crucial distinction needed to understand the context of energy production, and use and consequences of choices among supply options for the future.
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New study may help identify areas with and without accessible water ice on MarsNew findings reveal deposits on Mars that could be interpreted to be ice-rich may contain little or no ice at all, based on an analysis of radar sounder data for Meridiani Planum—an area on the planet's equator being explored by the Opportunity rover.
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Intel’s New Brain-Like Chip Can Adapt to New Jobs
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Brain cells made from blood cells clarify Tourette’s Scientists for the first time have used a genetic engineering technique to create brain cells from the blood cells of individuals in a three-generation family with Tourette syndrome. The findings could help determine what causes the disease. “This is so important to the future research of Tourette’s and other neuropsychiatric disorders because before this technique was discovered we were unable t
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Image of the Day: Neurons at RiskScientists identified a schizophrenia-risk gene, ZNF804A, that influences the birth and movement of new neurons within the developing brain.
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Letbaneselskab om afslag: »I lyset af konsekvenserne er det ikke proportionalt med manglernes størrelse«Selskabet Aarhus Letbane lægger ikke skjul på sin utilfredshed med Trafikstyrelsens afslag på sikkerhedsgodkendelsen af letbanen.
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Artificial intelligence for obtaining chemical fingerprintsResearchers at the Universities of Vienna and Göttingen have succeeded in developing a method for predicting molecular infrared spectra based on artificial intelligence. These chemical "fingerprints" could only be simulated by common prediction techniques for small molecules in high quality. With the help of the new technology, which is based on neuronal networks similar to the human brain and is
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Green has always been the colour of envy—and in nanotechnology, it's no differentGreen has always been the colour of envy—and in nanotechnology, it's no different.
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How to address environmental and social challenges in water managementA study carried out by researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) suggests alternatives of adaptation to climate change of rice production in the wetlands of Doñana (Spain).
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Secret weapon for space travelers—a steady diet of TV?No one knows for sure what a long-range space journey will be like for the people on board. Nobody in the history of our species has ever had to deal with the "Earth-out-of-view" phenomenon, for instance. How will it feel to live in close quarters with a small group, with no escape hatch? How will space travelers deal with the prospect of not seeing family or friends for years, or even ever again?
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Study suggests proactive policing may do more harm than good(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers, one with Louisiana State University, the other the University of Michigan has conducted a study on the benefits of proactive policing and have found an example where removing it appeared to lower crime rates. In their paper published in the journal Nature Human Behavior, Christopher Sullivan and Zachary O'Keeffe outline their crime data analysis for a time period
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As communities rebuild after hurricanes, study shows wetlands can significantly reduce property damageA 12-year "hurricane drought" during which no major hurricanes formed in the Atlantic ended dramatically in 2017. The devastating impacts of Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria across the United States and the Caribbean provide tragic reminders of the catastrophic risks we face on our coasts.
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Ny strategi i regionerne skal standardisere logistik Danske Regioner vil med otte målsætninger i en ny strategi standardisere og effektivisere forsyningslogistikken i regionerne. Det har store økonomiske potentialer.
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Swarms of Satellites That Surf the Solar Wind Could Be the Future of Asteroid Mining Artist’s rendition of a e-sail’s two main components with a 20km long positively charged tether. (Credit: FMI) Asteroid mining—which may be necessary to get the human species off its only rock —has inched closer to reality over the last few years. Last week, asteroid mining groups joined with scientists at the European Planetary Science Congress 2017 (EPSC2017) hosted in Riga, Latvia, to present
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A little tension yields enormous solar crystalsIn the race to replace silicon in low-cost solar cells, semiconductors known as metal halide perovskites are favored because they can be solution-processed into thin films with excellent photovoltaic efficiency. A collaboration between KAUST and Oxford University researchers has now uncovered a strategy that grows perovskites into centimeter-scale, highly pure crystals thanks to the effect of surf
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Fingertips found to respond differently to different surfaces(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from the University of Birmingham, Sorbonne Universités and Unilever Research & Development Port Sunlight, has found that human fingertips behave differently when touching something depending on the type of surface they touch. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes experiments they conducted with volunteers
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Bone marrow concentrate speeds joint transplant recovery Treating donor bone grafts with bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMC) before knee transplant surgery can improve bone integration and speed recovery, research suggests. “…pretreatment with BMC reduces the risk of bone graft failure and improves the patients’ chances for long term success.” Biologic joint restoration using donor tissue instead of traditional metal and plastic may be an option for
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Pigeons better at multitasking than humans: studyPigeons are capable of switching between two tasks as quickly as humans – and even more quickly in certain situations. These are the findings of biopsychologists who had performed the same behavioural experiments to test birds and humans. The authors hypothesize that the cause of the slight multitasking advantage in birds is their higher neuronal density.
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Physicists achieve rapid magnetic switching with lasersMaking a magnet from a piece of iron and a coil or wire, or another magnet, is a simple experiment. An external electric or magnetic field can align groups of atoms in the iron over time so that they take on their own permanent magnetic field. A similar accelerated process stores information on computer hard disks. A special case of magnetism, known as ferrimagnetism, could enable even faster swit
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Super-Earths draw asteroids to other worlds, which may seed lifeAsteroid collisions can be destructive – just ask the dinosaurs – but they also bring key ingredients for life. Super-Earths can draw them to nearby worlds
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Influence of C-section, formula feeding and antibiotics on infant gut microbiomeResearchers characterize the combined influence of cesarean delivery, antibiotic treatment, and formula feeding on the development of gut microbiota in infants.
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The Breitbart Universe Unites for Roy Moore FAIRHOPE, Ala.—There were the Avengers. There were the X-Men. There was the Suicide Squad. And then there was Steve Bannon, Nigel Farage, Phil Robertson, Chris McDaniel, Paul Nehlen, and Roy Moore. Monday night in the Mobile Bay town of Fairhope, the stars of the Breitbart universe assembled for Moore’s closing rally ahead of Tuesday’s Senate special primary to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions
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We're building a 1,300km-long underground science experiment to study the world's most elusive particlesIn an abandoned gold mine close to Deadwood, South Dakota, construction has started on what is arguably the world's largest science experiment. I'm part of an international team of around 1,000 scientists assembled to design and run this project – the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE) – in order to study the most abundant yet elusive matter particle in the universe.
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Battle of the funniest wordsDo you think porridge or oatmeal is funnier?
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Collecting satellite data Australia wants—a new direction for Earth observationAustralia – for the first time - will soon have the power to task an Earth imaging satellite in orbit. We'll be able to collect imagery where we need it, and downlink the data directly into Australian ground stations.
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Iron ‘pulses’ in the Pacific may have slowed climate change Researchers have found at least eight occurrences of iron penetrating the Pacific Ocean, with each occurrence likely associated with global climate change over thousands of years. …some researchers think that by seeding the ocean with iron, we can capture large amounts of carbon dioxide gas from the atmosphere. To reach their findings, the team examined ocean sediment cores and found that over th
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Bridgewater Associates Founder Ray Dalio Explains His _Principles_ of SuccessHow Ray Dalio used data to transcend his ego and get rich doing it.
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Get the Most Out of iOS 11 With These Cool Camera TricksTake your iPhone photography to the next level with these new features.
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Mind-reading technology should not be used to solve crimeThere is growing interest in the potential for a technology known as brain fingerprinting to be used in the fight against crime and terrorism, but it's far from reliable.
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The Atlantic

Why People Faint at the Theater Consciousness is the foundation of the human experience. Lose it even temporarily, however, and it becomes clear how delicate the whole structure is. This has become clear to certain audience members at the current Broadway production of 1984 , which is running until October 8. There have been reports of viewers fainting, vomiting, fighting, and experiencing seizures due to the play’s vivid tortu
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Ny tjeneste afslører, hvordan vi ændrer planetens skoveMed Forest Watcher bliver overfladedata om Jorden tilgængelige for alle via en app. Det skal afsløre afskovning
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Self-driving cars could dramatically reduce the road tollRemoving humans from the "driving equation" would save lives and dramatically reduce the costs associated with car accidents, Swinburne's self-driving car expert Dr Hussein Dia says.
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New citrus planting method stops bugs, yields additional benefitsA planting design that outwitted a weevil in Texas citrus groves has yielded numerous other benefits for growers and brought better quality oranges and grapefruits to consumers, experts say.
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You Should Have an Oscillating Tool, and This One-Day Deal Is Truly Fantastic DEWALT Oscillating Tool Kit + Triangle Scraping Blade , $99 A good oscillating tool isn’t something you’ll pull out every day, but whenever you find that you need to cut or sand something, you’ll be really glad to have it. Today only, you can get a DEWALT oscillating tool kit with a bunch of accessories for $99, plus a bonus triangular scraping blade for free (normally $15). The tool kit alone is
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Something in the water—life after mercury poisoningFrom 1932 to 1968, hundreds of tonnes of mercury seeped into the clear waters of Minamata Bay, Japan, causing health and environmental problems still felt today. As the first global treaty on mercury finally comes into force, what have we really learned from this disaster? Joshua Sokol reports from Minamata.
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US Homeland Security Will Start Collecting Social Media Info on All Immigrants October 18th (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expanding the kinds of information that it collects on immigrants to include social media information and search results. The new policy, which covers immigrants who have obtained a green card and even naturalized citizens, will take effect on October 18th. First spotted by Buzzfeed News , the announcement from t
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A solid pathway toward hydrogen storageAn inexpensive and useful layered superconductor compound also may be an efficient solid-state material for storing hydrogen. The Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Materials Network (EMN) consortium approach to accelerate material discovery and development is starting to pay off.
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The quest for the perfect T-shirtA start-up co-founded by an Imperial student is using data analysis to transform menswear design.
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Scientists discover one of nature's tiniest switchesIf the advent of computers launched the Information Age, the ability to engineer tiny machines from molecules could define the coming decades.
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Engineered insulin that can be activated by high blood sugar could improve diabetics' quality of lifePeople with Type 1 diabetes must check their blood glucose several times a day and inject themselves with insulin to keep their blood sugar levels within a healthy range. A better alternative, long sought by diabetes researchers, would be insulin that is engineered to linger in the bloodstream, becoming active only when needed, such as right after a meal.
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Maintaining high status can spur briberyUnderstanding what causes and predicates the bribery of government officials by high-level corporate executives has always been tricky. Self-reporting, even on anonymous surveys, is unreliable and data hard to come by.
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New study analyzes causes of 2010 landslide in Saint-Jude, QuebecNew study discusses triggers of the Saint-Jude landslide in Quebec that occurred in nearly 10,000-year-old sensitive clay sediment that 'liquefies' when disturbed.
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Kidney donors swap organs for transplant vouchers for loved onesThe world’s first voucher system for people who donate kidneys has boosted donations by giving US donors transplant coupons they can give to loved ones in need
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To Keep AI from 'Eating a Table,' Scientists Make It Read WikipediaTo help AI learn what actions are appropriate for an object, a team of computer scientists had it read all of Wikipedia.
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World's First Official Godzilla Store Opening In Tokyo Next Month [Image: Moviche ] On October 30, the world’s first official Godzilla retail shop will open in Japan. It’s called Godzilla Store Tokyo and will be located in Shinjuku. According to Moviche , the store will feature around 500 items for sale, some of them unique to the store. [Image: Moviche ] The store will be located on the first floor of the Shinjuku Toho Building. You know, the Tokyo building wi
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Verizon Reveals the Secrets of Yahoo SearchYahoo's new owner is converting a data-crunching tool to open source, allowing others to use or modify it.
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How to Backup Your iPhoneBefore you grab that new version of iOS, this might be a perfect time to save your memories.
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What We Know—and Don't Know—About Facebook, Trump, and RussiaA comprehensive guide to the speculation about how Russians used Facebook, and other tech platforms, to help elect a president.
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Beasts in Battle: 15 Amazing Animal Recruits in WarHumans have enlisted animals to help fight their wars since prehistoric times. Here we count down some of the unwitting animals that have been recruited to fight in both ancient and modern warfare.
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4,000-Year-Old Jar of Headless Toads Discovered in Jerusalem BurialThe jar might have been a funeral offering to feed the dead in the afterlife.
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Live Science

Photos: A Bronze Age Burial with Headless ToadsArchaeologists found more than 60 ancient graves in a Bronze Age cemetery in Jerusalem. In one they found a jar full of the remains of decapitated toads.
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Large meteorite impacts drove plate-tectonic processes on the early EarthAn international study led by researchers at Macquarie University has uncovered the ways in which giant meteorite impacts may have helped to kick-start our planet's global tectonic processes and magnetic field. The study, being published in the premier journal Nature Geoscience, explores the effect of meteorite bombardment, in geodynamic simulations of the early Earth.
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A practical optimisation algorithm for big data applicationsNumerous science and engineering applications require finding the lowest or highest value of a mathematical model. This is usually obtained computationally by running an optimisation algorithm. When working with big data which is more complex, it becomes computationally much more time-consuming and expensive to arrive at an optimal or close-to-optimal solution. Increasingly, the computational effi
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'Bigger is different'—the unusual physics of mechanical metamaterials exposedMechanical metamaterials, which exhibit unusual properties such as shape morphing and programmability, have been found to display further surprising features. When the materials are a step in size larger, new rules seem to apply. This was discovered by researchers at AMOLF, Leiden University and the University of Amsterdam. Their findings will be published in Nature Physics on 25 September.
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Engineers create atomically thin superlattice materials with precisionControl is a constant challenge for materials scientists, who are always seeking the perfect material—and the perfect way of treating it—to induce exactly the right electronic or optical activity required for a given application.
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More Guns Do Not Stop More Crimes, Evidence ShowsMore firearms do not keep people safe, hard numbers show. Why do so many Americans believe the opposite? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Could Someone with Autism Be a Superstar Surgeon?That's the premise of the new ABC series The Good Doctor, and given the 130-year history of "savant syndrome," yes, its definitely plausible -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Everything you need to know about the Super NES Classic Edition Enlarge / It's amazing what a few decades of miniaturization (and yellowing) can do. Doing a full review of a piece of hardware like the Super NES Classic Edition is kind of an odd concept. The $80/£80 system itself is really just a vessel to transmit a handful of well-remembered classic games from Nintendo's glorious 16-bit console past. To do that job adequately, all the system has to do is pro
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3-D analysis offers new info on Martian climate change, age of polar capsThree-dimensional (3-D) subsurface radar volumes generated from thousands of 2-D radar profiles are revealing new information about the polar regions of Mars, including more accurate mapping of CO2 and water ices, the discovery of buried impact craters, and new elevation data. PSI Senior Scientist Nathaniel E. Putzig is the lead author of the new Icarus paper "Three-dimensional radar imaging of st
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Tagged snails to help researchers track snail population growthWork to restore the endangered Chittenango ovate amber snail, found only in one location inside a Central New York state park, continued this month with the release of tagged adult snails raised in a laboratory at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF).
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New Monte Carlo method is computationally more effective for quantifying uncertaintyUncertainty quantification (UQ) is a statistical technique to predict many complex phenomena such as weather conditions and tsunami risks. It involves the combination of real-life data (e.g. weather measurements) together with mathematical equations to model physical systems that are well-understood. These complex models are usually associated with either high-dimensional objects, large datasets o
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The material that obscures supermassive black holesCristina Ramos Almeida, researcher at the IAC, and Claudio Ricci, from the Institute of Astronomy of the Universidad Católica de Chile, have published a review in Nature Astronomy on the material that obscures active galactic nuclei obtained from infrared and X-ray observations.
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A Pyramid Map of the World’s Biomes How location, temperature and moisture create the world's biomes Read More
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Streamingbrugere minerede kryptovaluta til ukendte bagmænd Mens brugere i ro og mag så en af CBS's Showtime-serier, minede ukendte bagmænd kryptovalutaen Monero gennem et Javascript på siden. Bagmændene er endnu ikke identificeret. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/cbss-showtime-minede-kryptovaluta-mens-brugere-saa-serier-1081030 Version2
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The Last Woman to Win a Physics NobelIt’s been more than 50 years since there was a female winner. We look back at the life and legacy of Maria Goeppert Mayer, the winner in 1963 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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President Trump Tweeted About an Iran Missile Launch That Never Actually Happened (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images) Over the weekend, Iranian state TV released a video showing a new missile launch in the country. President Trump then fired off an angry tweet, implying that the so-called Iran Deal wasn’t working. The only problem? The US intelligence community now says that there’s no evidence Iran conducted a new missile test. And that video? It’s from January. “Iran
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Bacterial nanosized speargun works like a power drillIn order to get rid of unpleasant competitors, some bacteria use a nanosized speargun. Researchers at the University of Basel's Biozentrum have gained new insights into the construction, mode of action and recycling of this weapon. As they report in the journal Nature Microbiology, the speargun drills a hole into the neighboring cells in only a few thousandths of a second and injects a cocktail of
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Metabolism directly impacts the odds of developing malariaThe progression and development of an infectious disease is directly dependent not only on the characteristics of the infectious agent but also on the genetic characteristics of the host, which also dictate the efficiency of the infection. Researchers from Instituto de Medicina Molecular (iMM) Lisboa have found that a host's susceptibility to malaria depends on his or her metabolic state, which ca
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Clarifying perspectives to promote action on loss and damage from climate changeThe hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria highlight the potential for the climate system to cause loss and damage. A new study clarifies the definitions of "loss and damage" from different perspectives, which is a key issue now that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, is encouraging the creation and implementation of actions to address loss and damage from climate change
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Tvangsarbejde fik nordmænd til at stille nye krav til polske værfterBåde private og statslige norske selskaber skærpede kravene til polske værfter i forbindelse med sagen om nordkoreansk tvangsarbejde. Den har fået politikere og den norske ambassade til at blande sig.
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Science | The Guardian

Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices – after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures When archaeologists found a tunnel under Mexico’s ‘birthplace of the gods’, they could only dream of the riches they would discover. Now its wonders – from jewel-eyed figures to necklaces of human teeth – are being revealed to the world In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent pyramid in the ruins of Teotihuacan, the ancient city in Mexico. Undisturbed for 1,800 years, the s
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What You Call a Color Depends on How You Use ItCategories for colors are remarkably stable across languages and cultures. New research may finally explain why.
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The Inside Story of the Great Silicon HeistThe tech economy runs on highly purified polysilicon. It’s pricey and difficult to trace. Two Alabama factory workers found it surprisingly easy to steal.
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Dagens Medicin

Dansk opdagelse kan være første skridt mod mere effektiv kolesterolmedicinNyt forskningsresultat fra Aarhus Universitet kan føre til ny kolesterolsænkende behandling, som både er mere effektiv og billigere.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Geologists study the drying up of the Mediterranean Sea 5.96 million years agoWe already know that climate change influences such Earth processes as erosion and fluctuations in sea levels. But do surface processes in turn have an influence on volcanic activity? This was the question raised by geologists from the University of Geneva (UNIGE, Switzerland) and international collaborators. The researchers analysed volcanic data from the Messinian salinity crisis in the Mediterr
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The Atlantic

How Puerto Ricans on the Mainland Are Getting News From Relatives Perhaps the grimmest aspect of the ongoing emergency in Puerto Rico is that the knowledge of the aftermath of Hurricane Maria—including 10 deaths, the devastation of entire swathes of the island, and dire shortages of food, water, and fuel—come from the teaspoonfuls of information that have dribbled out of the island. Most places don’t have power, and won’t for weeks, if not months. Less than 300
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The Atlantic

A Primetime Clash Over Health Care Ordinarily, you debate to stave off defeat. But for Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy on Monday night, the defeat came first . By the time the two GOP senators stepped on CNN’s stage Monday night for a prime-time debate over their health-care proposal, they knew they had already lost. A few hours earlier, Senator Susan Collins became the third Republican to formally reject the pair’s legis
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Science | The Guardian

Wind power is now cheaper than nuclear – the energy revolution is happening | John SauvenFar-sighted government policy means the cost of offshore wind energy has halved. The benefits in terms of climate change and UK jobs will be enormous In March I went to see Henrik Poulsen, the boss of Dong Energy, in Copenhagen. Never heard of him or his company? You are not alone, but the chances are he is keeping your lights on. The largely unknown story of his company is worth telling because i
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

The fastest light-driven current sourceControlling electronic current is essential to modern electronics, as data and signals are transferred by streams of electrons controlled at high speed. Demands on transmission speeds are also increasing as technology develops. Physicists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have succeeded in switching on a current with a desired direction in graphene using a single laser pul
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Geophysical investigation aims revealing how vegetation responds to climate changeIn early August 2017, a team of scientists from the University of São Paulo (USP), the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil and France's Development Research Institute (IRD) began drilling boreholes and analyzing sediment removed from the Colônia Crater, a depression located in southern skirts of São Paulo City, with a diameter of 3.6 km, depths of up to 450 m and an area of 10.2 km2. Their
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

A 'social control' system guarantees embryonic stem cell purityA sophisticated system of "social control" operating between neighboring cells allows embryos to protect the purity of their pluripotent cell population, which is able to generate all body tissues. This system works through the elimination of cells that begin to differentiate prematurely, in a process mediated through "cell competition" based on the expression levels of the gene Myc. This control
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Ingeniøren

Ramt af sikkerhedshuller: Fiber-udbyder overvejer whistleblower-tjeneste Eniig overvejer en whistleblower-tjeneste, der skal gøre det nemmere at rapportere sikkerhedsproblemer. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/ramt-sikkerhedshuller-fiber-udbyder-overvejer-whistleblower-tjeneste-1081022 Version2 Forside relaterede artikler Version2-læser finder alvorlige sikkerhedshuller i fiberboks: Siden har udbyderen haft travlt
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Dagens Medicin

Hvorfor henviser lægerne ikke til sundhedstilbud?Det undrer og ærgrer mig, at hver fjerde praksislæge aldrig henviser til kommunale sundhedstilbud.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Study finds consumers persistently escalate purchases of organic productsOnce you've bought your first organic milk in the supermarket, you are highly likely to continue buying organic milk. With time, you are also likely to increase the number of organic food types on your shopping list. This is the result of new research from Aarhus BSS in which researchers monitored the daily shopping habits of almost 10,000 households over a period of 20 months, producing and analy
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Semi-transparent and flexible solar cells made from atomically thin sheetResearchers at Tohoku University have developed an innovative method for fabricating semitransparent and flexible solar cells with atomically thin 2-D materials. The new technology improves power conversion efficiency of up to 0.7 percent, the highest value for solar cells made from transparent 2-D sheet materials.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

New mathematical model to explain the correlation between migration and living standardsScientists from the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (PFUR), Centre National de la Recherche Scientific (France) and the University of Leicester (United Kingdom) have shown how the wealth of a country relates to its migration rates. A new mathematical model forms the basis for future research in this field. The study was published in Nonlinear Analysis. The results were presented at the VI
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Auxin drives leaf flatteningThe vast majority of higher plants use leaves to harvest solar energy. A common feature of leaves is their flat blades. Scientists from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology in Beijing have discovered that the classical phytohormone auxin enables leaf blade expansion and leaf flattening.
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Ingeniøren

Letbaneoperatør trodsede advarsler mod nyt it-systemAarhus Letbane kritiserer i sin nye redegørelse letbaneoperatøren Keolis for at indføre et nyt it-system, der har skabt problemer med sikkerhedsgodkendelsen. Operatøren blev undervejs opfordret til at droppe it-systemet til fordel for et papirsystem.
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Viden

68-generation er klar til sexrevolution blandt ældreÆldres sexliv er ikke længere et tabu, og det giver nye friheder for seniorene, mener dansk sex-forsker.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Team presents new synthesis method for click chemistryA recent study by researchers affiliated with UNIST has presented a new way to advance the click chemistry. This has applications in the synthetic chemistry of new drugs and the development of functional high molecules and bio-imaging.
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Ingeniøren

Rapport: 5.000 MW solceller på danske tage i 2050Flere solceller på tagene kræver nye og enklere regler og betingelser, påpeger ny rapport fra Aalborg Universitet. Solceller på tagene bør i fremtiden levere 10-15 pct. af den fluktuerende el, mener forskerne bag rapporten.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Japan kills 177 whales in Pacific campaign: governmentJapan said Tuesday it killed 177 whales off its northeast coast in an annual hunt that sparks anger among animal rights activists and others.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

3 share 'Alternative Nobel,' US lawyer gets honorary awardThe "Alternative Nobel" was given to four people Tuesday for their "courageous work" in human rights, public health and good governance.
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Science | The Guardian

Antarctic sea ice levels hit record low, but experts are not sure why Unpredictable nature of Antarctic sea ice levels the focus at conference of meteorology experts in Australia this week Sea ice levels in Antarctica dropped to a record low this year, but experts say there is not a clear link to climate change. More than 60 meteorologists and scientists from around the world are holding a week-long meeting in Hobart, Tasmania, to better understand sea ice changes
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Serum Institute's vaccine demonstrates significant efficacy against severe rotavirusResults from a Phase 3 efficacy study in India of the Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd.'s rotavirus vaccine BRV-PV (known as ROTASIIL®) were published in the journal Vaccine. The study showed the vaccine to be safe, well tolerated, and to provide significant efficacy against severe rotavirus gastroenteritis. In 2013, an estimated 47,100 rotavirus deaths occurred in India, 22 percent of all rotavi
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Ingeniøren

Boligprisernes op- og nedture forklaret med ny matematisk modelKvaliteten af en bolig har langt større betydning for boligens værdi, end man hidtil har antaget - ikke mindst under de store prisjusteringer ned og op, der fulgte efter finanskrisen, viser ny forskningsbaseret undersøgelse.
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Dagens Medicin

Danmark skifter til ny HPV-vaccineStatens Serum Institut Gardasil 9 som ny hpv-vaccine i børnevaccinationsprogrammet.
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Science | The Guardian

‘I don’t want to imagine a world without giant snakes in it’ Neglected by most conservation groups, the Burmese python has a champion in Shariar Caesar Rahman. Here’s a fact that illuminates many of the realities of global conservation: we know more about Burmese pythons in Florida – where they are a destructive invader – than about their lives in their natural range in Southeast Asia, where their numbers are plummeting and their very long-term survival ma
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Viden

Sex får ældre til at huske bedreDer kan være mange gode grunde til at holde fast i sexlivet, også når du bliver ældre. Blandt andet holder din hjerne sig bedre.
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Science-Based Medicine

TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine): New DevelopmentsEvidence for the efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine is scanty, unconvincing, and often fraudulent. China is seeing a resurgence of TCM, even teaching it to children. But in Australia, restrictions are being placed on misleading advertising.
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Viden

Hjerneløse gopler giver søvn en ny dimensionGoplerne sover ligesom mennesker. Det viser, at vi ikke kun er nødt til at sove for vores hjernes skyld, fortæller dansk søvnforsker.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

China fines tech firms over online contentChina has fined several of the country's biggest technology firms for failing to remove illegal online content as the authorities intensify their policing of the internet.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Brazil scraps bid to mine Amazon natural reserveThe Brazilian government backed off a controversial proposal to authorize private companies to mine a sprawling Amazon reserve Monday after blistering domestic and international criticism.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

WhatsApp service disrupted in China as censorship tightensThe encrypted messaging service WhatsApp suffered intermittent disruptions in China on Tuesday as communist authorities tightened censorship ahead of a major ruling party meeting.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Evacuations from Bali volcano swell to more than 57,000More than 57,000 people have fled the surrounds of Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing an imminent eruption, officials said Tuesday.
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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab

Insulin har afgørende rolle i stamcellers udviklingEt nyt studie fra stamcellecentret DanStem på Københavns Universitet har vist, at insulin...
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Erupting volcano forces 6,000 evacuations on Vanuatu islandAn erupting volcano has forced 6,000 people to flee their homes on an island in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

SEC chairman faces questions from Congress after data breachThe chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission is likely to face an especially tough hearing in front of Congress on Tuesday, after the agency acknowledged that it also was a victim to a hack.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Multinationals operating in tax havens avoid reporting specifics, study findsIn the era of a renewed spotlight on offshore tax havens, a new study suggests U.S. tax reporting rules still make it easy for corporations to quietly shift and shelter profits in low-tax jurisdictions, avoiding public scrutiny.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

How forest fires spoil wine: Formation of unwanted aromas in wine explainedIf wine is cultivated in an area where forest fires occur more often, such as in Australia or Southern Italy, aromas that make the alcoholic drink unpalatable can develop in the finished product. Until now, it wasn't known why this is so and what happens at the molecular level. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is now describing the reason why the smoke aromas are stored in the gr
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Botanic gardens 'best hope' for saving endangered plantsThe world's botanic gardens contain a third of all known plants and help protect 40% of endangered ones.
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Science | The Guardian

Playlist of the Lambs: psychopaths may have distinct musical preferences Those with highest psychopath scores were among the greatest fans of Blackstreet hit No Diggity, with Eminem’s Lose Yourself also rated highly Contrary to the movie trope epitomised by Alex in A Clockwork Orange and Hannibal Lecter in the Silence of the Lambs, psychopaths are no fonder of classical music than anyone else, though they do appear to have other musical preferences, psychologists say.
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Science | The Guardian

Immunotherapy has changed cancer medicine. But it's no miracle cure | Ranjana Srivastava Immunotherapy provides good reason for optimism and even awe. Unfortunately, it does not work in the majority of patients She is grunting from the work of breathing. Perched at the edge of a chair, she hunches over her walking frame in order to find a comfortable position to speak the few sentences she can manage. Having watched her decline, I estimate she has weeks to live. Slowly and painstakin
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Ingeniøren

Version2-læser finder alvorlige sikkerhedshuller i fiberboks: Siden har udbyderen haft travlt Hos Eniig har man været i fuld gang med at lukke flere sikkerhedshuller, som har vist sig i dele af virksomhedens bredbåndssetup. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/hittepaasom-v2-laeser-graver-md5-kodeord-ud-fiberboks-saa-fik-udbyder-travlt-med-at-lukke Version2
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Science | The Guardian

World Rugby rejects 'alarmist' call for tackling and scrum ban in school sport Experts call for ban on ‘harmful contact’ to reduce injury risk World Rugby questions data and claims made in new study World Rugby has rejected “extreme and alarmist” claims made in a study that calls on scrums and tackling to be banned at school level, with a number of former international players also speaking out against the proposal. Allyson Pollock and Graham Kirkwood from the Institute of
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Science | The Guardian

Sixth mass extinction of wildlife also threatens global food supplies Plant and animal species that are the foundation of our food supplies are as endangered as wildlife but get almost no attention, a new report reveals Comment: Chips, chocolate and coffee – our food crops face mass extinction too The sixth mass extinction of global wildlife already under way is seriously threatening the world’s food supplies, according to experts. “Huge proportions of the plant an
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Science | The Guardian

Archaeologists home in on Homeric clues as Turkey declares year of Troy Work is accelerating at site on Hisarlık Hill, formerly a ‘ruin of a ruin’, and a museum will open next year Rüstem Aslan, Troy’s chief archaeologist, grows more animated as he enters the fenced-off area just beyond the southern gate of the ancient city’s ruins. To him it offers tantalising clues that may add to the evidence that this was the scene of the war detailed in Homer’s epics, the Iliad
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Gizmodo

B.o.B. Has Technically Already Raised Enough Money to Prove the Earth Isn't Flat Photo: AP Hip-hop star B.o.B., who last year started a minor feud with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson over the extremely resolved question of whether the Earth is flat ( it is not ), apparently does not consider the matter settled. Last week, B.o.B. created a GoFundMe page to prove to him that the world is, in fact, curved. His plan? Advertisement “I would like to send one, if not multiple sa
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Australia joins UK space radar missionAustralia is to be a launch partner on the UK's innovative new small radar satellite, NovaSAR.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

How forest fires spoil wineIf wine is cultivated where forest fires occur more often, such as in Australia or Italy, aromas that make the alcoholic drink unpalatable can develop in the finished product. Until now, it wasn't known why this is so and what happens at the molecular level. A team at Technical University Munich is describing why the smoke aromas are stored in grapes and is thus showing the way for growers to elim
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Discovering potential therapeutic protein inhibitors for Chagas diseaseScientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Nagasaki University have identified four potential protein inhibitors and unlocked drug discovery strategies for the treatment of Chagas disease by using advanced three-dimensional computer simulation by supercomputer TSUBAME in combination with in vitro experiments and X-ray crystallography. Through this "smart drug discovery" in which IT
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Weight loss for adults at any age leads to cost savings, study suggestsHelping an adult lose weight leads to significant cost savings at any age, with those savings peaking at age 50, suggests a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Patients who get opioids in the ER are less likely to use them long-termCompared to other medical settings, emergency patients who are prescribed opioids for the first time in the emergency department are less likely to become long-term users and more likely to be prescribed these powerful painkillers in accordance with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. A paper analyzing 5.2 million prescriptions for opioids is being published online tod
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Larger-dose opioid prescriptions not coming from emergency departments, study showsOpioid prescriptions from the emergency department (ED) are written for a shorter duration and smaller dose than those written elsewhere, shows new research led by Mayo Clinic. The study, published today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, also demonstrates that patients who receive an opioid prescription in the ED are less likely to progress to long-term use.
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Gizmodo

Jared Kushner Wasn't the Only Trump Staffer Using Private Email Accounts Photo: AP Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s golden boy son-in-law and nepotism hire as a senior White House adviser, is not the only administration official using private email accounts to conduct official government business. Just one day after Kushner was reported to have been using a personal email associated with a family domain, the New York Times reports at least five other senior adm
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Ingeniøren

Tysk ingeniør valgte danske robotter frem for BMW’er Tyske Dennis Boehme har haft flere praktikophold hos BMW, men han ville hellere til Danmark og arbejde i robot-iværksætter­miljøet i Odense. Han roser den danske mentalitet og frihed ­under ansvar. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/tysk-ingenior-valgte-danske-robotter-frem-bmwer-10169 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Ingeniøren

Her er letbanens sikkerhedsproblemerTrafikstyrelsen forklarer, hvorfor Danmarks første letbane ikke har fået sin sikkerhedsgodkendelse. Stærkt bekymrende oplysninger, siger DSB’s tidligere sikkerhedschef.
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Live Science

Equal & Opposite Reactions: Newton's Third Law of MotionNewton's Third Law of Motion states, "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction."
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Live Science

Coyote FactsThe coyote is a clever animal that has adapted well to growing human populations and habitat loss.
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Science | The Guardian

It's exciting that Australia is getting a space agency. But what will it do? | Andrew P Street It’s unlikely the new Australian Space Agency will be sending astronauts to the Moon any time soon – but there’s a lot of space work to be done besides that On Monday Australia woke to learn that it would be getting its own national space agency. Delivering the keynote speech at the International Astronomical Congress in Adelaide, Michaelia Cash said the agency is already at work on a charter, th
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Gizmodo

Before We Vanish Gives a Quirky Philosophical Twist to the Alien Invasion Genre Image: Neon/Nikkatsu Though the space creatures visiting Earth in Before We Vanish can inhabit the bodies of homo sapiens, they don’t know what it means to be human. But the more they learn about it, the closer we get to possibly becoming extinct. [ Click here to see io9's statement on this year’s Fantastic Fest. ] Before We Vanish doesn’t try to replicate the special effects extravaganzas se
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Gizmodo

Maybe Check if Your Jogging Stroller Is Among These 28,000 Recalled Ones Image: Screengrab via CPSC Frankly, the existence of strollers designed specifically to allow people to dash around with babies and toddlers at grown adult speeds is slightly concerning—though somehow safe for children at least eight months old . Not so with at least one brand of strollers, though, which announced a major recall over concerns its supposedly rugged products could break and spill t
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Gizmodo

No, Elon Musk Didn't Convince Daimler To Invest $10 Billion In Electric Cars Over Night Bye. (Photo via Getty Images ) Tesla CEO Elon Musk was on Twitter again, this time calling out Daimler following the company’s announcement that it would invest $1 billion in its Alabama plant to manufacture its upcoming electric vehicles. Musk tweeted that Daimler should invest much more, and today it responded directly to him by saying it would. The thing is, Elon Musk didn’t actually do anythi
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Science : NPR

Thousands Flee Bali's Mount Agung After Volcano Threat Level Is Raised Authorities say the mountain, which last erupted 54 years ago, is poised to go at any time. (Image credit: Firdia Lisnawati/AP)
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Ars Technica

Password-theft 0-day imperils users of High Sierra and earlier macOS versions (credit: Koichi Taniguchi ) There's a vulnerability in High Sierra and earlier versions of macOS that allows rogue applications to steal plaintext passwords stored in the Mac keychain, a security researcher said Monday. That's the same day the widely anticipated update was released. The Mac keychain is a digital vault of sorts that stores passwords and cryptographic keys. Apple engineers have des
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Gizmodo

Five Years of Kinja Deals: The 100 Most Popular Products Ever Five years ago, Gizmodo Media Group created a new team, independent of the Editorial and Advertising wings of our company, and dedicated to helping our readers discover the best products and the best deals on them. Twenty million products later, these are the most popular items ever, as purchased by you. This list is based on products purchased by readers through links on Gizmodo Media Group blog
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Science : NPR

Puerto Rico's Arecibo Radio Telescope Suffers Hurricane Damage Early reports that a secondary dish at the observatory was destroyed by Maria turn out not to be correct, according to a group that helps run the facility. (Image credit: Seth Shostak/AP)
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Tackle and scrum should be banned in school rugby, argue expertsTackle and scrum should be banned in school rugby, argue experts in The BMJ today.
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Ars Technica

Video game voice-actor strike might finally be over Enlarge (credit: SAG-AFTRA ) Eleven months of haggling between striking voice actors and video game producers appear to finally be over, according to an announcement from acting union SAG-AFTRA issued on Monday. The strike's biggest sticking point, regarding "secondary compensation" (aka royalties or residuals), appears to favor game publishers, not actors. SAG-AFTRA's statement confirmed that th
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Gizmodo

Trump Is Never Getting Banned From Twitter Photo: Getty President Donald Trump loves to tweet. Sometimes he tweets about how upset he is that NFL players are protesting police violence during the national anthem. Sometimes he tweets about Hurricane Maria, but not nearly as often as people expect the president to tweet about a devastating natural disaster. Sometimes he tweets about bombing North Korea . On August 11, Trump tweeted,“Militar
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Gizmodo

Deadspin Gregg Popovich Goes Off On Trump: “Our Country Is An Embarrassment In The World” | Jezebel Deadspin Gregg Popovich Goes Off On Trump: “Our Country Is An Embarrassment In The World” | Jezebel Fuller House Execs Have Freed the Olsen Twins From Having to Ignore Their Invites | The Root Shannon Sharpe on NFL Protest: ‘I’m Disappointed, and I’m Unimpressed’ | Splinter The White House Is Not Done Saying Horrible Things About NFL Protesters |
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Satellites the size of a shoeboxUS firm Planet Labs makes satellites you could hold in your hands, and has more in orbit than anyone else.
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Popular Science

How to start listening to podcasts DIY Tune in to a brave new world. Podcasting is changing the landscape of radio. Interested in listening in on this brave new world? Luckily, you already have everything you need to join in.
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The Atlantic

The Brazenness of Trump's White House Staff Using Private Email Updated on September 25 at 8:20 p.m. Late Sunday night, Josh Dawsey of Politico dropped a story that, in any other administration, would have been cause for concern but hardly surprise. “Presidential son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has corresponded with other administration officials about White House matters through a private email account set up during the transition last December,”
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: Friday Night Fights What We’re Following Trump’s Sports Saga: Players across the NFL knelt in protest and solidarity Sunday night after President Trump called for the firing of athletes who kneel during the national anthem—such as the former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick , who began doing so last year to protest the killings of black men by police. The president’s comments, first made in a Friday night speech,
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Big Think

Taking Antidepressants Long-Term May Increase Your Risk of Death Significantly There was a silver lining for patients who have heart disease or diabetes. Read More
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Gizmodo

Showtime's Websites May Have Used Your CPU to Mine Cryptocoin While You Binged on Twin Peaks Image Source: Twin Peaks/Showtime Over the weekend, a user on Twitter pointed out that two of Showtime’s websites had a script running in the background that’s used to hijack visitors’ CPUs to mine cryptocurrency. Other users and outlets later confirmed that the code was present. Now it’s gone, and Showtime refuses to answer questions. Cryptocurrency miners have been in the news recently because
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Big Think

US Veterans Weigh in on NFL Players Taking a Knee In the US Army, taking a knee has a special connotation. Read More
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Mayo study shows drug slows stomach emptying, may individualize obesity treatmentLiraglutide injection, a prescription medication used to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity is associated with marked slowing of stomach emptying and is an effective weight loss therapy. These are the findings of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study by Mayo Clinic researchers published today in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Certain vaginal bacteria may be linked with increased risk of chlamydiaThe presence of specific types of vaginal bacteria may be associated with an increased risk for chlamydia infection, finds a small, but well powered study published online in Sexually Transmitted Infections.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

What should doctors do when parents request 'second best' treatments for their children?What should doctors do when parents request treatments for their children that are less effective than those recommended? In the Journal of Medical Ethics today, leading experts explore the boundaries of parental choice and identify thresholds of acceptable levels of harm and cost.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Woman develops rare life-threatening condition after liposuctionA 45-year-old woman developed a serious life-threatening condition after having liposuction, reveal doctors in the journal BMJ Case Reports.
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The Atlantic

The Obamacare Repeal Effort Might Finally Be Dead Updated on September 25 at 6:32 p.m. ET There remains a slim possibility that in the next few days, Senate Republicans will pass the health-care proposal known as Graham-Cassidy , the legislation that party leaders have described as their “last, best chance” to substantially repeal the Affordable Care Act. But for that to happen, the bill’s champions would have to win back the vote of at least on
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Live Science

Liposuction Nearly Turns Deadly for One WomanA liposuction procedure turned nearly deadly for a 45-year-old woman in England, according to a new report of her case.
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Live Science

Some Vaginal Bacteria May Raise Risk of STDsCertain types of vaginal bacteria may increase a woman's risk of contracting chlamydia.
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'Star Trek: Discovery' Is Worth the Price of CBS All Access—MaybeThe show just got the streaming service a lot of new users. But will they want to stick around for more?
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The Atlantic

America's Uneven Crime Spike The FBI’s latest crime report isn’t heartening. Murders in the United States rose by almost 9 percent last year, the FBI reported Monday, mirroring similar increases in other forms of violent crime. The homicide spike is one of the sharpest one-year upticks since the Great American Crime Decline in the 1990s, and, when combined with 2015’s numbers, marks only the second two-year increase since th
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Discovery (uploads) on YouTube

The Deisel Brothers T-Shirt Cannon Is Almost Ready For Blast Off! #DieselBrothers | Mondays at 9p Pace and Ryan are just about finished fabricating the rotating turret seat so they let Muscle hop on for a spin to verify its safety and strength. Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/diesel-brothers/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DieselBrothersTV https://www.facebo
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The Atlantic

When Stevie Wonder Took a Knee Midway through Stevie Wonder’s 1973 hit “Living for the City,” the music stops for a skit in which a black man arrives in New York City and is promptly arrested while crossing the street and sentenced to 10 years in prison. That passage, recorded more than four decades ago, speaks to some of the deeply entrenched problems that Colin Kaepernick—and, as of this past weekend, hundreds of other athle
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Randstanding Today in 5 Lines Protesters disrupted the Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Graham-Cassidy health-care bill. Despite new revisions to the legislation, Republican Senator Rand Paul said he remains opposed to the measure. Former New York Representative Anthony Weiner, who pleaded guilty in May to transferring obscene material to a minor, was sentenced to 21 months in prison. The Supreme Court
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Ars Technica

Sci-fi’s biggest costumes and props land in a single, mind-boggling auction 20th Century Fox If you've ever thought that your mantelpiece or office bookshelf is incomplete without an M41A Pulse Rifle—or perhaps Monty Python 's taunting French knight helmet —then you and your massive wallet are in luck. On Tuesday, September 26, Prop Store Entertainment Memorabilia will host an online auction , and, if I'm any judge of character, there's a good chance a look through the c
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Man Who Got the Same Neuter Tattoo as His Dog Doesn't Care About the Haters Image: Chris Mendiola Chris Mendiola loves his dog Bear so much, he decided to get the same tattoo the dog bore when Chris adopted him six years ago. When he shared his mark of devotion with the internet, he knew he’d get some heat, but he had no idea just how far the images would go. “[T]hose of you who know bear know that he has a tattoo given to him from some previous owners,” wrote Mendiola o
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Opinion: Toxic Time BombsDecades of evidence point to the untoward health effects of endocrine disruptor exposures, yet little is being done to regulate the chemicals.
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Nerve Stimulation Revives Consciousness from Vegetative StateLow-intensity activation of the vagus nerve appears to have increased a patient's awareness of his surroundings after 15 years without communication.
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This Is the Most Important Joke John Cleese Has Ever Heard John Cleese was in super sarcastic form during his recent Reddit AMA. Read More
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Megyn Kelly's Perniciously 'Politics-Free' Morning-Show Debut “The truth is, I am kind of done with politics for now.” That was Megyn Kelly, on Monday morning, talking to her studio audience during the live debut of her new NBC morning show, Megyn Kelly Today . In response to the declaration, the people gathered within the airy, brightly lit set roared with approval. “Right? I know !” the host continued, her tone breezy and conspiratorial. “ You know why! W
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Star Trek: Discovery shows us a side of the Federation we’ve never seen Enlarge / Welcome to Star Trek: Discovery . (credit: CBS) The debut of Star Trek: Discovery last night was unlike any other TV series premiere. It was a cultural event that people have been analyzing and anticipating for years. There are now three generations of people who grew up with Star Trek in its various incarnations, and the franchise has come to represent what many of us consider a better
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80 percent of activity tracker users stick with the devices for at least 6 monthsUse of activity trackers, such as wearable devices and smartphone apps, is on the rise, and a new study shows that 80 percent of users stuck with the device for at least six months. In the first national study of a large, diverse population, researchers found that 1.2 percent of the study population engaged with devices, and that most of the individuals who started using an activity tracker were y
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Facebook, Google and Amazon too big? Why that question keeps coming upFor more than a decade now, our love affair with three high-profile tech companies has been torrid.
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Ford Turns to Students for the Future of Truck DesignThe company wants to challenge existing notions of what makes a good pickup.
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The Long History of North Korea's Declarations of War When Ri Yong Ho, the foreign minister of North Korea, called U.S. President Donald Trump’s fiery speech at the United Nations a “declaration of war” on Monday morning, the phrase ricocheted across Twitter. Within roughly an hour, Politico , The Independent , The New York Times , Business Insider , and even Gizmodo featured Ri’s words in their headline. Bloomberg Markets tweeted the quote, followe
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New Twist on Venture Capital Taps a Well-Connected VillageLong list of luminaries backs new VC fund, pledges 'time and energy' to the portfolio.
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Aaron Hernandez's CTE: 5 Facts About This Brain DiseaseHere are five things to know about the condition.
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It takes 30 seconds for your fingerprint to grip your smartphoneFingerprints have to soften a bit before they can fully make contact with glass surfaces, which could foil plans for next-generation touchscreens
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Masculinity Done Well and Poorly First, the good. In a shirtless locker-room interview yesterday, Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas was asked about Trump’s “son-of-a-bitch” condemnation of players protesting state violence. Thomas first shot back a smile as if trying to brush it off. Addressing Trump: “It just amazes me that with everything else going on in this world, especially involving the United States, that’s what you’r
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Is It Tough Love Time For Science? Is "science broken" or self-correcting? And who is going to do the grown-up thing and fix the game (instead of scoring points within it)? Read More
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Multinationals operating in tax havens avoid reporting specifics, finds studyIn the era of a renewed spotlight on offshore tax havens, a new study suggests US tax reporting rules still make it easy for corporations to quietly shift and shelter profits in low-tax jurisdictions, avoiding public scrutiny.
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Internists reaffirm 'strongest possible opposition' to Graham-Cassidy proposalIn a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer today, the American College of Physicians (ACP) reaffirmed its strongest possible opposition to the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson (GCHJ) proposal, especially considering changes released last night to the bill that would be even more harmful to patients.
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'Janus Cat' Born in China: How Can an Animal Have 2 Faces?A kitten born with two faces had a rare condition called diprosopus.
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Astronomers Search For Giant Planet On Outer Edges Of Solar System Astronomers are continuing their search for a giant planet they believe is lurking at the outer reaches of the solar system. (Image credit: Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC))
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Poll: More than two-thirds of Republicans want Congress to enact an ACA alternativeAccording to a new POLITICO/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll, more than two-thirds (71 percent) of Republicans want Congress to try again to enact an alternative to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In contrast, a majority of Democrats (57 percent) believe Congress should move on to other issues.
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Researchers aim to improve gut health of livestock animalsResearchers at the University of Delaware are looking at ways to improve gut health of livestock animals. Many of the projects are funded by industry and look at mechanisms for antibiotic alternatives such as yeast cell wall extracts, feed enzymes and feed modifiers.
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Satya Nadella aims to make Microsoft mighty - and mindfulSatya Nadella, the Microsoft CEO who kept the company relevant as its primary PC software business faded, could write a book about the challenges he faced.
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Researchers aim to improve gut health of livestock animalsResearchers at the University of Delaware are looking into what causes that gut feeling in livestock animals such as cows and chickens.
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Google weaves touch controls into Levi Strauss jacketLevi Strauss this week begins selling a denim jacket with touch controls woven into the fabric in the first fashion offering stitched from a collaboration with Google.
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Penguin-mounted video captures gastronomic close encounters of the gelatinous kindFootage from penguin-mounted mini video recorders shows four species of penguin eating jellyfish and other gelatinous animals of the open ocean, a food source penguins were not previously believed to partake of, scientists report this month in the Ecological Society of America's peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. The article, part of the October issue of the journal, i
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Google Home Finally Lets You Set Reminders Using Your Voice You know that thing you do where you ask your partner/friend/family member to remind you to do something later? Yeah, well now Google Home can actually do that, and unlike that person you always ask, it won’t forget. This week, Google Home is rolling out an update that will finally enable voice-activated reminders for the digital assistant. The anticipated feature is powered through the Google As
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Trump DOJ Nominee Jon Adler Pushed Scientology-Based Detox ProgramSitting on the Heroes Health Fund advisory board, Jon Adler helped promote Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's controversial "detoxification" program.
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Penguin-mounted video captures gastronomic close encounters of the gelatinous kindFootage from penguin-mounted mini video recorders shows four species of penguin eating jellyfish and other gelatinous animals of the open ocean, a food source penguins were not previously believed to partake of, scientists report this month in the Ecological Society of America's peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
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Study finds being in a good mood for your flu jab boosts its effectivenessNew research by a team of health experts at the University of Nottingham has found evidence that being in a positive mood on the day of your flu jab can increase its protective effect.
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Do you really need that MRI?Do you really need that MRI? Your doctor may order an MRI based on factors other than your actual medical need for imaging, researchers in UT Southwestern's Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research found. Their study in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that a physician's prior image-ordering habits, as well as ownership of the equipment, were strong indicators of unnecessary imaging orders.
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Psychological impacts of natural disasters on youthProfessor of Psychology/Pediatrics, University of Miami, Annette M. La Greca, is fully aware of children's reaction to trauma. Her research focuses on the impact of disasters on youth since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. La Greca has been evaluating how best to define post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children. This line of research will help to quickly identify the children who need support ser
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Researchers identify gene variants linked to a high-risk children's cancerPediatric researchers investigating the childhood cancer neuroblastoma have identified common gene variants that raise the risk of an aggressive form of that disease. The discovery may assist doctors in better diagnosing subtypes of neuroblastoma.
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Uber wields new weapon in fight with London: diplomacyIn past skirmishes with local regulators, Uber's playbook under co-founder and now-ousted CEO Travis Kalanick was simple: fight.
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Ivanka Trump Used a Personal Email Account for White House Business, Too Photo: Getty Less than a day after it was revealed that presidential son-in-law and White House senior advisor Jared Kushner used a personal email account to conduct government business, Ivanka Trump, daughter of and special advisor to President Donald Trump, is facing the same scrutiny. On Monday, legal watchdog group American Oversight published a batch of emails between Ivanka Trump and the Sm
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A man regained consciousness after 15 years in a vegetative state. But what does that really mean? Health We’re terrible at defining the difference between life and death. Someone who passes out and then “regains consciousness” wakes up able to walk and talk again. But that’s not what happened to this man. So what did he regain?
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Kaepernick's Triumph Friday morning, things didn’t look great for Colin Kaepernick. The former San Francisco 49er had made headlines around the world last season for kneeling during the National Anthem. The offseason had seen a raging debate about the fact that he hadn’t been signed from free agency, which boiled down to whether teams were justified in deciding that his controversial protest outweighed his talent. De
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Here's How the Sixth Terminator Movie Can and Should Save the Franchise Image: Distrib Films US The news broke last week that Linda Hamilton would reunite with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the new Terminator film , to be directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool) with James Cameron producing. The stars are aligned for the first great Terminator film in decades—but what will it take to get it right? Here’s what we already know about the movie everyone will inevitably call Terminat
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Ken Block’s latest insane drifting video takes place on Pikes Peak Enlarge (credit: Hoonigan Racing/Ron Zaras ) That man Ken Block has another Gymkhana video out today. This time, instead of drifting his way through a city or abandoned factory, he's upped the stakes. You see, Mr. Block took his Ford Mustang up to the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado. Yes, that Pikes Peak, the one that runs up the side of a mountain, much of it above the tree line, with few guardrai
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Save $1,000 (Seriously) On Samsung's 65" Quantum Dot-Powered 4K TV Samsung Q7F 65" TV , $1800 Samsung’s quantum dot-powered Q7 TV isn’t exactly easy on the bank account, but it would be a stunning upgrade to your home theater, and you can save $1000 on the 65" Q7F today , courtesy of MassDrop. You can read all about quantum dots here , but the long and short of it that they’re the backbone of a backlighting technology that can produce OLED-quality imag
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Kids Who See Hollywood Gunplay More Likely to Pull the TriggerA randomized experiment suggests movie exposure to firearms boosts chances of holding gun longer, using it -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Can stevia help treat metabolic syndrome?Increasingly popular as a calorie-free sweetener, steviol, as well as other extracts of the Stevia rebaudiana (SR) plant have pharmacological and therapeutic activity, including effects that make them natural alternatives for treating obesity, hypertension, and elevated levels of blood sugar and lipids, all disorders associated with metabolic syndrome.
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Three or more cups of coffee daily halves mortality risk in patients with both HIV and HCVPatients infected by both HIV and hepatitis C virus are at specific risk of end-stage liver disease and greater risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. In addition, HIV infection accelerates the progression of chronic hepatitis C to fibrosis and development of cirrhosis and end-stage liver disease. In these HIV-HCV co-infected patients, drinking at least three cups of coffee each day halved th
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Siri and Spotlight will now use Google, not Bing, for Web searches Enlarge As of today, searching the Web with Siri or Spotlight on iOS and macOS devices will show you results from Google, not Microsoft’s Bing search engine. This ends a Bing integration that was introduced in iOS 7 back in 2013 . Google was already the default search engine in Safari in both iOS and macOS, and Apple is positioning this as a move for consistency, though there may be other reasons
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Air France's Ridiculous 'Airline for Millennials' Promises VR and a 'Rooftop Bar' GIF GIF Source: Joon Back in July, Air France announced plans to launch an airline that specifically targets millennials, raising the question of what, exactly, that actually means. Well today, Air France shared some new details: “Joon” will offer young folks various lifestyle innovations, like surprise destinations, “Airbnb experiences,” and VR headsets for in-flight entertainment. There’s a who
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University of Puerto Rico Closed After Hurricane MariaThe pause on campus operations, which could last a month, is just one example of the hurricane's devastation.
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Puerto Rico's Hilly Terrain Worsened Hurricane Maria's DamageHilly terrain boosted rainfall totals and sent floods cascading.
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Halving radiation therapy for HPV-related throat cancer offers fewer side effects, similar outcomesMayo Clinic researchers have found that a 50 percent reduction in the intensity and dose of radiation therapy for patients with HPV-related throat cancer reduced side effects with no loss in survival and no decrease in cure rates.
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UC San Diego researchers explain the mechanism of asexual reproduction in flatwormsScientists have nailed the biomechanics of a centuries-long puzzle on how freshwater flatworms known as planarians reproduce. The asexual freshwater worms, notoriously difficult to study, tear themselves into two pieces that go on to form two new worms. Researchers are now able to predict where planarian fission occurs based on its anatomy as well as explain how the process happens using a relativ
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Antarctica: The wind sublimates snowflakesA team of researchers has collected new data that shows a significant decrease in snow precipitation close to the ground in Antarctica, which has an impact on the ice sheet surface mass balance.
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Tumor microenvironment of TNBC varies between African-American and European-American womenThe presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) varied significantly in the tumors of African-American and European-American women with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), suggesting that TILs may be a useful prognostic biomarker, according to the results of a study presented at the Tenth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medica
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Religiously tailored educational intervention lead more Muslim women to get mammogramsA religiously sensitive educational effort designed to address barriers to mammography for Muslim women increased the women's perceived likelihood of getting the breast screening and their eventual receipt of mammograms, according to results of a study presented at the 10th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held h
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People of Mexican decent in US have more liver cancer risk factors than those living in MexicoMexican-Americans living in the United States demonstrated more risk factors for liver cancer than their counterparts in Mexico, according to results of a study presented at the 10th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held here Sept. 25-28.
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Ethnic minorities and the elderly are underrepresented in cancer clinical trialsMany ethnic minority groups and elderly Americans are underrepresented in cancer clinical trials, according to results of a study presented at the 10th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, held here Sept. 25-28.
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High Sierra Reportedly Has a Password Problem [Updated] Photo: Getty Apple’s latest macOS, High Sierra, rolls out today with plenty of nice security upgrades, including invasive ad tracker blocking in Safari and weekly firmware validation . But the new OS apparently comes with a security problem, too—a security researcher at Synack has already discovered a way to snatch passwords from High Sierra. Patrick Wardle, the head of research at Synack, reveal
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Waymo to judge: We want Uber to pay “only” $1.86 billion Enlarge (credit: Getty Images ) As the Waymo v. Uber trial draws nearer, the two companies are jockeying for position, each hoping to emerge victorious after a possible October courtroom brawl. A key part of that is damages. Waymo's massive damage request is only starting to become clear. Last week, an Uber attorney said during a court hearing that Waymo was seeking $2.6 billion—for a single trad
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What, Exactly, Were Russians Trying to Do With Those Facebook Ads? Many questions remain about the ads purchased by Russian-linked accounts during the 2016 presidential election. Earlier this month, the company announced that Russian-linked accounts had purchased $100,000 worth of advertising . The scale of this advertising buy is mysterious. In an election where billions of dollars were spent, why even bother to spend $100,000? It seems like a drop in the bucke
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Exxon, under pressure from investors, prosecutors, commits to methane reduction Enlarge / FORT WORTH, Texas: The Barnett Shale Gas field at dusk, February 27, 2006. XTO Energy Inc. is extracting natural gas at this facility. (credit: J.G. Domke/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) On Monday, oil and gas giant ExxonMobil announced that it would voluntarily take extra steps to reduce methane emissions during a three-year program aimed at some of its US-based facilities. The company de
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Trump directs Ed secretary to prioritize computer sciencePresident Donald Trump has directed the education secretary to prioritize science and technology education and to spend at least $200 million annually on competitive grants so schools can broaden access to computer science education in particular.
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Prostaglandin EI inhibits leukemia stem cellsTwo drugs, already approved for safe use in people, may be able to improve therapy for chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), a blood cancer that affects myeloid cells, according to results from a University of Iowa study in mice.
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The wind sublimates snowflakes in AntarcticaResearchers have observed and characterized a weather process that was not previously known to occur in Antarctica's coastal regions. It turns out that the katabatic winds that blow from the interior to the margins of the continent reduce the amount of precipitation (mainly snowfall)—which is a key factor in the formation of the ice cap. By forming a very dry layer of air in the first kilometer or
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Researchers explain the mechanism of asexual reproduction in flatwormsFreshwater planarians, found around the world and commonly known as "flatworms," are famous for their regenerative prowess. Through a process called "fission," planarians can reproduce asexually by simply tearing themselves into two pieces—a head and a tail—which then go on to form two new worms within about a week.
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Creative use of noise brings bio-inspired electronic improvementIn conventional electronics, a great deal of effort is devoted to eliminating stochastic resonance (SR)—the annoying hiss that generally hinders the detection of weak signals and degrades overall device performance. But, what if there were a way to exploit this effect to enhance signal transmission for a new generation of devices, such as bio-inspired sensors and computing processors whose design
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CCleaner backdoor infecting millions delivered mystery payload to 40 PCs Enlarge (credit: Wiggy! ) At least 40 PCs infected by a backdoored version of the CCleaner disk-maintenance utility received an advanced second-stage payload that researchers are still scrambling to understand, officials from CCleaner's parent company said. The 40 PCs, belonging to 12 technology companies, including Samsung, Asus, Fujitsu, Sony and Intel, is double the number previously known to
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UNLV study reveals breakthrough in decoding brain functionAfter four years of lab testing and complex neuro-decoding, a research team led by UNLV psychology professor James Hyman has struck a major breakthrough that could open the floodgates for research into the anterior cingulate cortex, or ACC, and how human brains learn.
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Prenatal weight talks are easier with propsWeight is such a hot topic, some providers are uncomfortable talking about it with patients, even during pregnancy. An Allina Health study showed education and a weight tracking chart helped.
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Moths, Alive and in Color, in All Their DiversityA new collection from the photographer Emmet Gowin delivers an appreciation for the hidden ties between humans and moths as well as art and science.
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30 percent off an ergonomic Anker mouse and other good deals happening today Gadgets A quick guide to getting the goods for cheaper. PopSci is always on the lookout for today's best deals. Our lists will be updated throughout the day, so check back to see if stumbled upon any awesome new discounts.
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Trial confirms pelvic radiation as standard of care for high-risk endometrial cancerIn a new phase III trial report from the National Clinical Trial Network group, NRG Oncology, recurrence-free and overall survival rates for women with stage I-II high-risk endometrial cancer were not superior following vaginal cuff brachytherapy plus chemotherapy when compared with pelvic radiation therapy.
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Gene therapy improved left ventricular and atrial function in heart failure by up to 25 percentHeart function improved by up to 25 percent in a trial using gene therapy to reverse cardiac damage from congestive heart failure in a large animal model, Mount Sinai researchers report. This is the first study using a novel vector for gene therapy to improve heart function in non-ischemic heart failure.
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Hurricane-Damaged Dam Threatens Thousands in Puerto RicoPuerto Rico’s Guajataca Dam was damaged by Maria's heavy rains and flooding, and is in danger of failing.
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How Trump Turns Unpopular Outbursts Into Political Winners After spending the weekend picking fights with the two best basketball players in the world, President Trump woke up Monday morning in a more contemplative, jingoistic mood—shifting both his emphasis and his tone. The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2
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Star Trek: Discovery Boldly Goes Into the Age of Streaming TV This story contains spoilers for the first two episodes of Star Trek: Discovery . For more than 50 years, Star Trek has obeyed a particular formula when introducing its new shows. The first episode is double-sized, a mini-movie designed to introduce a new vessel (be it Enterprise, Deep Space Nine, or Voyager) and its crew. Our hero is the commanding officer, a steady hand atop a pyramid of Starfl
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With the D3000, China enters the robotic warship arms race From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal It's triple-hulled, autonomous, and armed. China's unmanned warship industry gets gatecrashed by aerospace giant CASC, who offer the triple-hulled, autonomous and armed D3000.
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Apple Watch Series 3 teardown finds a bigger battery and few surprises Enlarge (credit: iFixit) After breaking apart Apple’s new iPhone 8 last week, popular gadget repair site iFixit released a teardown of the LTE-enabled Apple Watch Series 3 on Monday. Given that the just-released wearable looks a great deal like its predecessor—big red dot aside—it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that it doesn’t have many major changes on the inside. There’s a new suite of RF chip
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Creative use of noise brings bio-inspired electronic improvementResearchers at Osaka University in Japan are working to exploit stochastic resonance to enhance signal transmission for a new generation of devices, using single-walled carbon nanotubes. They created a summing network SR device that detects subthreshold signals, fabricated to include a self-noise component. The researchers report their findings this week in the journal Applied Physics Letters.
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Marvel Legacy Resurrects Its First Dead Hero This Week, and It's... Image: Marvel Comics. Art by Joe Quesada. Welcome back to the world of comic book news, where death is not the end, but more like a stay at the world’s most popular motel. This time, a famous fallen hero from the pages of Marvel’s comics is going to be making their grand return in this week’s roster-shuffling prelude special Legacy , and please, try to be a little bit shocked. Speaking to Comicbo
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Solar-Powered Cars to Compete in Harrowing Race Across the Australian OutbackA four-passenger solar-powered car named "Violet" is on its way to compete in a desert race open only to vehicles powered by the sun.
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A Crystal That Can Remember Its Past A Crystal That Can Remember Its Past Researchers figure out how to cheaply grow large shape memory alloy crystals. crystal1.JPG Large natural gypsum crystals in Naica cave in Mexico. Note person for scale. Image credits: Alexander Van Driessche via Wikipedia Rights information: CC BY 3.0 Physics Monday, September 25, 2017 - 13:45 Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer (Inside Science) -- Scientists from Japan ha
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After 15 yrs in vegetative state, patient becomes minimally conscious Enlarge / Information sharing across all electrodes before and after vagus nerve stimulation. On the right, the warmer colors (yellow/orange) indicated an increase of connectivity among posterior parietal regions. (credit: Current Biology) After lying in a vegetative state for 15 years, a 35-year-old male patient in France appears to have regained minimal consciousness following months of vagus n
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Brain Stimulation Partly Awakens Patient after 15 Years in Vegetative StateThe procedure may not work for others in a similar condition -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Prepare To Battle Fall Allergies With This Powerful Air Purifier GermGuardian Elite Air Purifier , $119 Fall allergies are just around the corner, but you can fight back with this powerful air purifier , on sale today only. The GermGuardian Elite features a True HEPA filter (a big deal at this price), charcoal filters to reduce pet odors, and even a UV light system to kill bacteria. This model normally bounces between $140 and $180, and today’s $119 deal is an
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Cosmic Kittens: Saturn Features Get Feline NamesIf you know anything about Saturn, you probably know that it's a planet surrounded by rings. But did you know that it's also surrounded by cats?
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Four elements make 2-D optical platformRice scientists have discovered a two-dimensional, four-component alloy with an optical bandgap that can be tuned by the temperature used to grow it via chemical vapor deposition.
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Yet Another Giant Iceberg Has Broken Free From Antarctica Satellite image taken of the new iceberg on September 24, 2017. (Image: Sentinel1) Satellite images taken this past weekend show a new 100-square-mile iceberg emerging from Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier. The calving event did not come as a complete surprise, but it’s a troubling sign with regards to future sea level rise. Pine Island Glacier (PIG) is the fastest melting glacier in Antarctica—o
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Video: Better pancakes through chemistryEveryone seems to swear by a different pancake recipe. How can you griddle up the perfect pancakes for your Saturday morning breakfast? With chemistry, of course.
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NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Satellite gets two looks at Hurricane MariaHurricane Maria was analyzed in visible and infrared light as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP passed overhead over two days. NASA's GPM satellite also provided a look at Maria's rainfall rates.
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Driverless hover-taxi makes first 'concept' flight in DubaiDubai has edged closer to its goal of launching a pioneering hover-taxi service, with the authorities announcing a successful "concept" flight was made on Monday without passengers.
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The Mars 2020 Rover features new spectral abilities with its new SuperCamAs the NASA Curiosity rover roams the surface of Mars, its ChemCam captures the chemical makeup of its surroundings with a specially designed laser system. It is the most powerful laser to operate on the surface of another planet. The burst of infrared light it fires lasts only a few billionths of seconds, but it is powerful enough to vaporize the spot it hits at more than 8,000°C. Even from a dis
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T-Mobile plus Sprint: If you're a customer, here's why a merger would matterT-Mobile and Sprint are at it again—talks of a merger, that is. The nation's No. 3 and No. 4 wireless providers have actively sparred in recent years as they battled to capture a larger market share in the competitive industry.
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Better pancakes through chemistry (video)Everyone seems to swear by a different pancake recipe. How can you griddle up the perfect pancakes for your Saturday morning breakfast? With chemistry, of course. Just in time for National Pancake Day, this video from Reactions will show you how to use chemistry to improve your flapjacks.
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NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP Satellite gets two looks at Hurricane MariaHurricane Maria was analyzed in visible and infrared light as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP passed overhead over two days. NASA's GPM satellite also provided a look at Maria's rainfall rates.
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The Mars 2020 Rover features new spectral abilities with its new SuperCamSscientists are building the next generation's ChemCam with impressive upgrades and brand new spectral capabilities for the NASA Mars 2020 rover.
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How vision shapes touchA neuroimaging study published in JNeurosci reveals the neural network responsible for attributing the sense of touch to a location in space develops and operates differently in individuals blind from birth compared to sighted individuals.
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Early odor exposure enhances response of smell cellsMice exposed to scents of mint or fresh cut grass before and shortly after birth show increased responses in a specific population of odor-processing neurons to a variety of odors, according to new research published in eNeuro. The study demonstrates how early experience shapes the brain's processing of the sense of smell.
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Information processing breakdown in sleep-deprived ratsSleep deprivation may disrupt the brain's ability to integrate information over time, potentially contributing to the decline in cognitive performance observed during extended time awake, suggests a study in rats published in JNeurosci.
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Cloudflare's Unlimited DDoS Protection Won't Kill Off Botnets For GoodCloudflare's unlimited DDoS protection should help the internet, but its broader ambitions of killing off DDoS for good remain out of reach.
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Meet the team who ‘woke’ a man from 15 years in vegetative stateAngela Sirigu and her team stimulated the brain of a man who fell into a vegetative state after a car crash 2001. Now he can move his eyes and listen to music
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New Scientist - News

Electric zap ‘wakes’ man after 15 years in a vegetative stateA man in a vegetative state for 15 years has been able to open his eyes, move his head, and even try to smile, after electrical stimulation of his vagus nerve
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New Scientist - News

What a surprise – the end of the world has been delayed, againThe planet Nibiru was meant to wipe us out on Saturday. Undeterred by a no-show, doomsday theorists are already peddling more nonsense, warns Geraint Lewis
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Science | The Guardian

Stella McGuire obituary My sister, Stella McGuire, who has died aged 70 of lymphoma, was an archaeologist who worked on civil defence at the height of the cold war. She was born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, the daughter of Eric Strong, an accountant, and his wife, Irene (nee Smith), a secretary, who brought up their children to love walking, reading, nature, history and socialism. She lived in Warwick and Leamington
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Science | The Guardian

How science found a way to help coma patients communicate – podcast After suffering serious brain injuries, Scott Routley spent 12 years in a vegetative state. But his family were convinced that he was still aware – could a pioneering ‘mind-reading’ technique prove them right? • Read the text version here Continue reading...
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Move over, Mario: Researchers use Wii games to help Parkinson's patientsA pair of Purdue University professors are using the popular Nintendo Wii gaming system to help people with Parkinson's disease. Jessica Huber and Jeff Haddad from the College of Health and Human Sciences are studying how playing specially created games can improve a patient's movement, speech and overall quality of life.
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Streamlined process opens drug development to a new class of steroidsResearchers at Dartmouth College have developed a technique to produce synthetic steroids that could pave the way for a cascade of new drug discoveries. The process, published in the journal Nature Chemistry, facilitates access to rare, mirror-image isomers of naturally occurring steroid structures.
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The Atlantic

Disconnected by Disaster—Photos From a Battered Puerto Rico Five days after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, its devastating impact is becoming clearer. Most of the U.S. territory currently has no electricity or running water, fewer than 250 of the island’s 1,600 cellphone towers are operational, and damaged ports, roads, and airports are slowing the arrival and transport of aid. Communication has been severely limited and some remote towns a
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Lee reborn as a tiny zombie hurricane in central AtlanticFormer Tropical Storm Lee was almost forgotten when Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria struck the U.S. because it weakened to a remnant low pressure area and lingered quietly in the Central Atlantic. On Friday, Sept. 22, however, it consolidated, organized and was reborn as a tropical storm. As Lee strengthened into a small "zombie" hurricane, NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites analyzed the newest Atla
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Glasset på topklasse-mobiler smadrer stadig letGalaxy Note8 og iPhone 8 kan klare en del bank, før de holder op med at virke. Men glasset er sårbart, og særligt bagsiden er besværlig at skifte.
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Ars Technica

macOS 10.13 High Sierra: The Ars Technica review Enlarge / High Sierra wallpaper. The low-hanging clouds in the background may or may not be related to the name. (credit: Apple ) If you've felt like the last few macOS releases have been a little light, High Sierra won't change your mind. That's not because there's nothing here but because most of Apple's development work this time around went into under-the-hood additions and updates to foundat
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Lee reborn as a tiny zombie hurricane in central AtlanticFormer Tropical Storm Lee was almost forgotten when hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria struck the US because it weakened to a remnant low pressure area and lingered quietly in the central Atlantic.
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Streamlined process opens drug development to a new class of steroidsResearchers at Dartmouth College have developed a technique to produce synthetic steroids that could pave the way for a cascade of new drug discoveries, significantly reducing the expense and time needed to develop therapeutics from an underexplored collection of molecules.
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Oxygen-deficient dwarf galaxy hints at makings of early universeAstronomers have long searched for understanding of how the universe assembled from simplicity to complexity. A newly studied tiny galaxy is providing clues.
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NASA catches Tropical Depression Pilar hugging and soaking Mexico's coastTropical Storm Pilar formed near the southwestern coast of Mexico on Saturday, Sept. 23, and continued hugging the coast when NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites passed overhead. Pilar weakened to a tropical depression during the late morning on Sept. 25.
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How does that sofa look in my house? Lowe's app can show youLowe's will launch an app early next month that will use augmented reality to make it easier to envision what a piece of furniture will look like in your home or office.
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Log into your computer with your heart A new computer security system uses the size and shape of your heart to let you log in instead of a password, fingerprint, or retinal scan. “Logging-in and logging-out are tedious…” The system uses low-level Doppler radar to measure your heart, and then continually monitors your heart to make sure no one else has stepped in to run your computer. The inventors will present the work in October at t
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'We will listen': New Uber CEO apologizes for past mistakesThe new CEO of Uber apologized for past mistakes on Monday in a public attempt to show London authorities that the company, known for aggressive tactics, is willing to change to retain its right to operate in the city.
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NASA catches Tropical Depression Pilar hugging and soaking Mexico's coastTropical Storm Pilar formed near the southwestern coast of Mexico on Saturday, Sept. 23 and continued hugging the coast when NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites passed overhead. Pilar weakened to a tropical depression during the late morning on Sept. 25.
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New model confirms endangered right whales are decliningResearchers with the federal government and the New England Aquarium have developed a new model they said will provide better estimates about the North Atlantic right whale population, and the news isn't good.
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Field research aims to slow the spread of tick-borne illness across the MidwestTicks are nasty little survivors, outlasting even dinosaurs as they resist drought, tolerate cold and go months without a meal.
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Florida's climate might—maybe—save a handful of America's ash trees Environment But populations are splintering. The Carolina ash tree, which lives in the southern states, is the one species not listed as critically endangered.
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Study Finds If Republicans or Democrats Are More Likely to Believe in Conspiracy Theories A new study discovers how political party affiliation affects people's beliefs in conspiracy theories. Read More
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Filter may be a match for fracking waterA new superhydrophilic filter has proven able to remove greater than 90 percent of hydrocarbons, as well as all bacteria and particulates from contaminated water produced by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations at shale oil and gas wells, according to researchers at the Energy Safety Research Institute at Swansea University in collaboration with researchers at Rice University.
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Group project? Taking turns, working with friends may improve gradesIt has become an almost essential element of academic life, from college lecture halls to elementary classrooms: the group assignment.
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NASA sees short-lived Tropical Depression 22W make landfallNASA's Terra satellite captured the landfall of Tropical Depression 22W in northern Vietnam. The Depression only existed for two days before it made landfall and began dissipating.
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Study examines legacies of rainforest burning in British ColumbiaAnalyses of temperate rain forests located on the central coast of British Columbia, Canada suggest that for centuries, humans have intentionally used fire to manage plant-life. The findings are published in the Journal of Biogeography.
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Violent crime increases during warmer weather, no matter the season, study findsAmong police officers, there's a maxim: Being a cop gets a whole lot busier when it's hot out. Now, a study by a pair of Drexel University researchers appears to back them up.
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Climate insurance is rarely well thought out in agricultureInternationally subsidised agricultural insurance is intended to protect farmers in developing countries from the effects of climate change. However, it can also lead to undesirable ecological and social side effects, as UFZ researchers and their US colleagues at the University of Oregon have explained in a review article in the latest issue of Global Environmental Change. The article also contain
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IceCube helps demystify strange radio bursts from deep spaceFor a decade, astronomers have puzzled over ephemeral but incredibly powerful radio bursts from space.
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Discovering what makes organelles connect could help understand neurodegenerative diseasesInside every cell is a complex infrastructure of organelles carrying out different functions. Organelles must exchange signals and materials to make the cell operate correctly. New technologies are allowing researchers to see and understand the networks that connect these organelles, allowing them to build maps of the trade routes that exist within a cell. A study to be published in the September
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Pandas Are Probably Still Screwed, Sorry This could be us but you playin’ Image: AP Last year brought some rare good conservation news: the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the folks who determine which species are endangered and which aren’t, bumped pandas from endangered to vulnerable. That’s a sign that conservation efforts have begun to reverse the effects of the human activity that wiped out the original bambo
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Ars Technica

Uber CEO apologizes for “mistakes” in London Enlarge / Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. (credit: George Grinsted ) The new CEO of Uber says he's sorry for "mistakes" the company has made—mistakes that could lead to the company losing its license to operate in London. London's taxi regulator, Transport for London, announced Friday that Uber's license would not be renewed. "While Uber has revolutionized the way people move in cities around the wor
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Scientists discover genes are controlled by 'nano footballs'Research at the University of York has revealed that genes are controlled by 'nano footballs' - structures that look like footballs but 10 million times smaller than the average ball.
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Microsoft Is Making AI Boring, and That’s Either Great or Scary
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Never mind the Elon—the forecast isn’t that spooky for AI in business Enlarge / Space Imaging's IKONOS satellite detected this jack-o-lantern corn maze in Bell County, Kentucky. Satellite images are being paired with other data to find a totally different sort of pattern—predicting crop yields and failures. (credit: Space Imaging/Getty Images) Despite Elon Musk's warnings this summer, there's not a whole lot of reason to lose any sleep worrying about Skynet and the
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Holograms for moleculesMuch can be detected in blood or urine: viral illnesses, metabolic disorders or autoimmune diseases can be diagnosed with laboratory tests, for instance. But such examinations often take a few hours and are quite complex, which is why doctors hand the samples over to specialist laboratories.
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Georgia State makes massive NASA solar dataset available to researchersGeorgia State University researchers have compiled a large solar dataset from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), making several hundred thousand solar events found on high-resolution solar images available to the public.
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Click beetles inspire design of self-righting robotsRobots perform many tasks that humans can't or don't want to perform, getting around on intricately designed wheels and limbs. If they tip over, however, they are rendered almost useless. A team of University of Illinois mechanical engineers and entomologists are looking to click beetles, who can right themselves without the use of their legs, to solve this robotics challenge.
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The Atlantic

Angela Merkel Reorients Germany Why was Angela Merkel just elected to a fourth term as German chancellor? Ahead of Sunday’s election, the German journalist Robin Alexander offered one explanation. Since the economy is thriving and the nation’s politics are relatively placid despite the disruptive rise of a far-right populist-nationalist party, many Germans think they’re living on a “ship of stability and around us it’s very sto
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The Atlantic

Experience Final Episode of “The Vietnam War” with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick at Washington Ideas, September 28 Evening at Sidney Harman Hall Washington, D.C. (September 25, 2017)-- To mark the culmination of the epic ten-part PBS documentary series “The Vietnam War,” The Atlantic and Aspen Institute will host a special live simulcast of the final episode on Thursday evening (9/28) at Sidney Harman Hall, followed by an exclusive conversation with the filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick as they look back on the making of the documentar
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The Atlantic

The Sadness of the Kardashians On Friday, as Puerto Rico contended with the aftermath of a hurricane that had left much of the island without power, and North Korea threatened to detonate a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, the internet-gossip complex grappled instead with the momentous news that an unmarried 20-year-old reality star was pregnant. Kylie Jenner, TMZ reported , the youngest scion of the Kardashian family, had
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Huge space rocks could have helped start Earth’s plate tectonicsNobody knows how or why plate tectonics got started on Earth. But new evidence suggest collisions with space rocks millions of years ago may have something to do with it
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Intel’s New Chip Design Takes Pointers From Your BrainSilicon neurons might make machines like cars and robots smarter and more independent.
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How poison frogs keep from poisoning themselves Scientists are a step closer to resolving a long-lasting head-scratcher: How do poisonous frogs keep from poisoning themselves? To keep predators from eating them, some poison frogs, thimble-sized and dappled in cheerful colors, use the toxin epibatidine which binds to receptors in an animal’s nervous system and can cause hypertension, seizures, and even death. The phantasmal poison frog ( Epiped
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Filter cleans 90% of pollution from fracking water Scientists have created new kind of filter that can remove more than 90 percent of hydrocarbons, bacteria, and particulates from contaminated water produced by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations. The work turns a ceramic membrane with microscale pores into a superhydrophilic filter that “essentially eliminates” the common problem of fouling. The researchers determined one pass through the
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Violent crime increases during warmer weather, no matter the season, study findsA study analyzing crime data in Philadelphia for 10 years found that rates of violent crime and disorderly conduct are higher when the weather is warmer and more pleasant, even rising sharply during warmer-than-typical winter days.
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Discovering what makes organelles connect could help understand neurodegenerative diseasesOrganelles must exchange signals and materials to make the cell operate correctly. New technologies are allowing researchers to see and understand the networks that connect these organelles, allowing them to build maps of the trade routes that exist within a cell.
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The material that obscures supermassive black holesCristina Ramos Almeida, researcher at the IAC, and Claudio Ricci, from the Institute of Astronomy of the Universidad Católica de Chile, publish a review in Nature Astronomy of the most recent results on the material that obscures active galactic nuclei obtained from infrared and X-ray observations, their respective fields of research.
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IceCube helps demystify strange radio bursts from deep spaceA University of Wisconsin-Madison physicist and his colleagues are turning IceCube, the world's most sensitive neutrino telescope, to the task of helping demystify powerful pulses of radio energy generated up to billions of light-years from Earth.
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Goodbye, login. Hello, heart scanForget fingerprint computer identification or retinal scanning. A University at Buffalo-led team has developed a computer security system using the dimensions of your heart as your identifier.The system uses low-level Doppler radar to measure your heart, and then continually monitors your heart to make sure no one else has stepped in to run your computer. The technology will be presented next mont
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Tension makes the heart grow strongerBy taking videos of a tiny beating zebrafish heart as it reconstructs its covering in a petri dish, scientists have captured unexpected dynamics of cells involved in tissue regeneration. They found that the depleted heart tissue regenerates in a wave, led by a front of fast-moving, supersized cells and trailed by smaller cells that multiply to produce others. The nature of this wavefront is determ
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After 15 years in a vegetative state, nerve stimulation restores consciousnessA 35-year-old man who had been in a vegetative state for 15 years after a car accident has shown signs of consciousness after neurosurgeons implanted a vagus nerve stimulator into his chest. The findings reported in Current Biology on Sept. 25 show that vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) -- a treatment already in use for epilepsy and depression--can help to restore consciousness even after many years i
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Radiation+immunotherapy can slow tumor growth for some patients with metastatic NSCLCA new study involving patients with stage IV cancer finds that treatment with radiation therapy and immunotherapy can halt the growth of tumors by stimulating the body's immune system to attack the cancer.
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Trump Administration May Soon Ax Obama's Big Climate RuleMany expect EPA will reassess the Clean Power Plan to show a higher price tag and smaller benefits -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Anthony Weiner Is Going to Prison Photo: Getty Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl. Weiner was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and will have to register as a sex offender. In May, Weiner pleaded guilty to sending obscene material to a minor. More details of his relationship with the girl, which reportedly went on for m
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Science | The Guardian

Did you solve it? Are you a ninja at numbers? The results of today’s number competition On my puzzle blog earlier today I invited you play the Nikoli Derby, in which you were asked to submit a number to win a prize . I stated that: The winner is the person who submits the lowest number that no one else also submits. Continue reading...
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Ars Technica

Ajit Pai should be fired, petition says before Senate re-confirmation vote Enlarge / Free Press petition to block FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's re-confirmation. (credit: Free Press ) Net neutrality advocacy group Free Press is gathering signatures on a petition to "fire" Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, who needs a re-confirmation vote from the Senate in order to continue serving on the FCC. The Senate's Republican majority will almost certainly ensure tha
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The Atlantic

An Ominous Future for Kurdistan's Minorities ERBIL—When the Islamic State was ousted from Mosul in July, it was thanks to the joint efforts of Iraqi and Kurdish forces. Many expected that their cooperation would spur a nationwide healing process, in which sectarian and ethnic divides between Sunni and Shia, Arab and Kurd, might be bridged. But such hopes were soon dashed by Massoud Barzani, the Iraqi Kurdish leader. After the liberation of
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Much of Puerto Rico Can't Even Call for Help Photo: Getty Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico absolutely devastated . We’re talking flattened houses, lost lives, shattered power grids, flooded towns, forests destroyed—devastated. On top of all that, cellphone service, one of the island’s most important lines of communication, has been almost entirely cut. So many are now struggling just to tell their families they’re okay. The scene sounds des
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Science | The Guardian

Nerve implant 'restores consciousness' to man in persistent vegetative state Stimulation of the vagus nerve allows patient who had been in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years to track objects with his eyes and respond to simple requests A 35-year-old man who had been in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) for 15 years has shown signs of consciousness after receiving a pioneering therapy involving nerve stimulation. The treatment challenges a widely-accepted view th
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People are reluctant to use public defibrillators to treat cardiac arrestsA study led the University of Warwick suggests that people are reluctant to use public-access defibrillators to treat cardiac arrests.
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NASA sees short-lived Tropical Depression 22W make landfallNASA's Terra satellite captured the landfall of Tropical Depression 22W in northern Vietnam. The Depression only existed for two days before it made landfall and began dissipating.
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Bone marrow concentrate improves joint transplantsBiologic joint restoration using donor tissue instead of traditional metal and plastic may be an option for active patients with joint defects. Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine found in a group of patients that treating donor grafts with bone marrow aspirate concentrate before surgery improves bone integration and speeds recovery.
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Shorter course of radiation treatment safe for breast cancer patients under 50A higher-dose, shorter form of radiation is safe, effective, and no more damaging to the breast tissue or skin of breast cancer patients under age 50 than it is in older patients.
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Click beetles inspire design of self-righting robotsRobots perform many tasks that humans can't or don't want to perform, getting around on intricately designed wheels and limbs. If they tip over, however, they are rendered almost useless. A team of University of Illinois mechanical engineers and entomologists are looking to click beetles, who can right themselves without the use of their legs, to solve this robotics challenge.
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Holograms for moleculesScientists at ETH Zurich and Roche have developed a completely new method for the analysis of molecules in liquids on a chip. The possible applications of this technology are immense. It has the potential, inter alia, to revolutionize medical diagnostics.
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Predictions for the 2017 Chemistry Nobel PrizeCarbon nanotubes, solar cell material, and gene-editing are in crystal balls for next week's announcement -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ars Technica

Jared Kushner conducted White House business with personal e-mail Enlarge / U.S. President Donald Trump, at right, with son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner at a recent White House meeting. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Don't expect President Donald Trump to be tweeting "Crooked Jared" anytime soon. Trump called his presidential rival, Hillary Clinton, "Crooked Hillary" during the presidential campaign and afterward because she used private e-m
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Last week in tech: It’s Stardate 2017 Technology Plenty more happened besides 'Star Trek.' Here's what you missed in tech news. All the tech news you missed last week while waiting for the new Star Trek show. Read on.
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Monday's Top Deals: Yamaha Sound Bar, Air Purifier, Anker SoundCore and More We start off this week with deals on Yamaha Sound Bar , Air Purifier , Anker SoundCore speaker and more! Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Yamaha YAS-203 Sound Bar , $240 The advent of sound bars has made it easier than ever to get premium audio out of your home theater, and this Yamaha deal means it’s awfully affordable too. Advertisement $240 get
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Book Giveaway: Win a Free Copy of 'Why Dinosaurs Matter'Win a free copy of the new book "Why Dinosaurs Matter" by answering a trivia question about the paleo-beasts on Facebook this Tuesday (Sept. 26).
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The Atlantic

The Misunderstood Roots of Burma's Rohingya Crisis Over the past month, a crackdown by Burma’s military has forced more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims from Rakhine state to flee to neighboring Bangladesh in what the UN human-rights chief has called a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” The military crackdown was prompted by an attack August 25th by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), a Muslim militant group with reported links to Pakist
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Scientists discover genes are controlled by 'nano footballs'Research at the University of York has revealed that genes are controlled by 'nano footballs' -- structures that look like footballs but 10 million times smaller than the average ball.
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Study examines legacies of rainforest burning in British ColumbiaAnalyses of temperate rain forests located on the central coast of British Columbia, Canada, suggest that for centuries, humans have intentionally used fire to manage plant life. The findings are published in the Journal of Biogeography.
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Creating brain cells to detect Tourette'sScientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick are the first to use a genetic engineering which led to a Nobel Prize in 2012 for the Japanese and British scientists who discovered it to create brain cells from the blood cells of individuals in a three-generation family with Tourette's syndrome to help determine what causes the disease.
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UC research shows ticks are even tougher and nastier than you thoughtStudies by the University of Cincinnati are showing how ticks can survive drought and cold northern winters. UC is working with county parks on a surveillance program.
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Group project? Taking turns, working with friends may improve gradesA University of Washington-led study of college students has found that the social dynamics of a group, such as whether one person dominates the conversation or whether students work with a friend, affect academic performance. Put simply, the more comfortable students are, the better they do, which yields benefits beyond the classroom.
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Climate insurance is rarely well thought out in agricultureInternationally subsidised agricultural insurance is intended to protect farmers in developing countries from the effects of climate change. However, it can also lead to undesirable ecological and social side effects, as UFZ researchers and their colleagues at the University of Oregon have explained in Global Environmental Change. The article also contains recommendations for improved insurance sc
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Study raises expectations for improved language skills in the deaf and hard-of-hearingUniversal screening of newborns for hearing loss before they leave the hospital is not enough to improve language skills of children who are deaf and hard of hearing. At least 40 percent of children with a hearing loss have the capacity for higher language levels -- beyond what test scores indicate.
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Adding radiation to chemotherapy may dramatically improve survival for advanced NSCLCCombining radiation therapy with chemotherapy for patients with limited metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may curb disease progression dramatically when compared to NSCLC patients who only receive chemotherapy, according to a new randomized phase II clinical trial reported today at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).
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Deloitte says 'very few' clients hit by hackDeloitte said Monday that "very few" of the accounting and consultancy firm's clients were affected by a hack after a news report said systems of blue-chip clients had been breached.
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Microsoft AI in use at Macy's, handling service requestsMicrosoft has created a virtual assistant that can be used by companies to respond to customer service requests.
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Trilobites: Pandas Are No Longer Endangered. But Their Habitat Is in Trouble.Logging, human encroachment and activities have fragmented the natural range of pandas in China, which could make recent population gains short-lived.
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High-fidelity recording of molecular geometry with DNA 'nanoscopy'Researchers are constantly expanding their arsenal of methods to decipher the spatial organization of biological structures. Using microscopes, they can now visualize individual macromolecular components within DNA, protein, or other complexes. However, this resolution typically requires sophisticated equipment applied to specially-processed samples, and it is difficult to simultaneously watch man
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Brug den glemte paragrafRegionerne kan betale for, at patienter bliver henvist til et kommunalt tilbud som alternativ til hospitalsindlæggelse. Men det gør de ikke.
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The boost students need to overcome obstacles | Anindya KunduHow can disadvantaged students succeed in school? For sociologist Anindya Kundu, grit and stick-to-itiveness aren't enough; students also need to develop their agency, or their capacity to overcome obstacles and navigate the system. He shares hopeful stories of students who have defied expectations in the face of personal, social and institutional challenges.
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Nanoparticle supersoap creates 'bijel' with potential as sculptable fluidA new two-dimensional film, made of polymers and nanoparticles and developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), can direct two different non-mixing liquids into a variety of exotic architectures. This finding could lead to soft robotics, liquid circuitry, shape-shifting fluids, and a host of new materials that use soft, rather than so
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How to Find the Specs for Any Device You Own Image: Gizmodo You probably know a bit about the laptops, smartphones, and other devices set in front of you, especially if you bought them after agonizing over the choices for weeks. Even for those devices you did carefully pick and buy yourself, as the years roll by it can be easy to forget exactly how much RAM is installed or what the make and model of the processor actually is. For devices yo
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After Brexit, EU English will be free to morph into a distinct variety The newfound neutrality of English in Europe may help it survive Brexit as the EU’s lingua franca ... with the addition of a few distinctly un-British quirks If your planification isn’t up to snuff, you might need to precise your actorness. English in the EU, spoken primarily by non-native speakers, has taken on a life of its own. While “planification” might be jargon unlikely to pop up outside o
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Minority public managers prefer integrating social equity, traditional public valuesMinority public managers place more emphasis on both traditional values, like efficiency and effectiveness, and social equity when compared with their white counterparts, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas researcher and two fellow KU alumni.
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High-fidelity recording of molecular geometry with DNA 'nanoscopy'A team at Harvard's Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering led by core faculty member Peng Yin, Ph.D., has now developed a DNA nanotechnology-based method that allows for repeated, non-destructive recording of uniquely barcoded molecular pairings, rendering a detailed view of their components and geometries. In the future, the approach could help researchers understand how changes in
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Diet, in addition to alcohol consumption, may play important role in liver problemsA new study published in Alcohol and Alcoholism finds that mice bred to consume high amounts of alcohol, but controlled by diet, did not necessarily develop the most severe liver injuries, suggesting that diet may pay an important role in liver injury development.
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Clarifying perspectives to promote action on loss and damage from climate changeThe hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria highlight the potential for the climate system to cause loss and damage. 'Loss and damage' is a phrase used in different ways by people who work on climate policy, negotiation and adaptation/resilience. A new study clarifies these different perspectives which is a key issue now that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, is encourag
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Metabolism directly impacts the odds of developing malariaResearchers have found that the host's susceptibility to develop malaria depends on his or her metabolic state, which can be easily manipulated through external stimuli such as dietary patterns.
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Bacterial nanosized speargun works like a power drillIn order to get rid of unpleasant competitors, some bacteria use a sophisticated weapon -- a nanosized speargun. Researchers at the University of Basel's Biozentrum have now gained new insights into the construction, mode of action and recycling of this weapon. As they report in the journal Nature Microbiology, the speargun drills a hole into the neighboring cells in only a few thousandths of a se
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Novel protein interactions explain memory deficits in Parkinson's diseaseA study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, from Nature publishing group, describes the identification of a novel molecular pathway that can constitute a therapeutic target for cognitive defects in Parkinson's disease.
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The fastest light-driven current sourceControlling electronic current is essential to modern electronics, as data and signals are transferred by streams of electrons which are controlled at high speed. Demands on transmission speeds are also increasing as technology develops. Scientists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg have succeeded in switching on a current with a desired direction in graphene using a single laser
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Climate change can goad volcanoes into lifeGeologists from UNIGE, working with the University of Orléans, University Pierre and Marie Curie and the ICTJA-CSIC Institute analyzed volcanic data from the Messinian salinity crisis in the Mediterranean Sea, when the Strait of Gibraltar was blocked and the Mediterranean temporarily isolated from the Atlantic. After testing various scenarios, the geologists concluded that the increase in magmatic
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Nanoparticle supersoap creates 'bijel' with potential as sculptable fluidA new type of 'bijel' created by Berkeley Lab scientists could one day lead to applications in soft robotics, liquid circuitry, and a host of other applications that could benefit from shape-shifting fluids.
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Autism's gender patternsHaving one child with autism is a well-known risk factor for having another one with the same disorder, but whether and how a sibling's gender influences this risk has remained largely unknown. Now new research led by scientists at Harvard Medical School has for the first time successfully quantified the likelihood that a family who has one child with autism would have another one with the same di
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Antibody protects against Zika and dengue, mouse study showsThe same countries hard hit by Zika virus -- which can cause brain damage in babies infected before birth -- are also home to dengue virus. Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis researchers report that they have found an antibody that protects against both viruses. These findings, in mice, could be a step towards an antibody-based preventative drug to protect fetuses from brain dam
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New type of supercomputer could be based on 'magic dust' combination of light and matterA team of researchers from the UK and Russia have successfully demonstrated that a type of 'magic dust' which combines light and matter can be used to solve complex problems and could eventually surpass the capabilities of even the most powerful supercomputers.
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Human antibodies from dengue patients can effectively treat Zika infection in miceScientists have discovered that antibodies taken from patients infectedwith dengue virus are effective in treating Zika infection in rodents.
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Visual attention drawn to meaning, not what stands outOur visual attention is drawn to parts of a scene that have meaning, rather than to those that are salient or 'stick out,' according to new research from the Center for Mind and Brain at UC Davis. The findings, published Sept. 25 in the journal Nature Human Behavior, overturn the widely held model of visual attention.
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Study identifies likely scenarios for global spread of devastating crop diseaseNew research reveals the most likely months and routes for the spread of new strains of airborne 'wheat stem rust' that could endanger global food security by ravaging wheat production across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the wider world.
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World's botanic gardens contain a third of all known plant species, and help protect the most threatenedThe most in-depth species survey to date finds an 'astonishing array' of plant diversity in the global botanic garden network, including 41 percent of all endangered species. However, researchers find a significant imbalance between tropical and temperate plants, and say even more capacity should be given to conservation, as there is 'no technical reason for plant species to become extinct.'
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Big brains in birds provides survival advantage: Washington University study in Nature journalIn a study whose embargo lifts Sept. 25, Washington University in St. Louis scientists along with a Canadian biologist learn that brainier birds are better able to colonize inhospitable places, among other findings.
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Researchers developing new technique that uses light to separate mirrored moleculesLeft- and right-handed versions of molecules can be hard to tell apart but can have devastatingly different effects. The Dionne lab is developing an optical filter to sort these molecules, which could lead to purer and safer drugs and agrichemicals.
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Are children who see movie characters use guns more likely to use them?Children who watched a PG-rated movie clip containing guns played with a disabled real gun longer and pulled the trigger more often than children who saw the same movie not containing guns, according to the results of a randomized experiment published in a new article by JAMA Pediatrics.
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SNAP enrollment associated with reduced health care spending among poorEnrollment in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the nation's largest program aimed at alleviating food insecurity, was associated with reduced health care spending by low-income adults in the United States over a two-year period, according to a new study published by JAMA Internal Medicine.
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Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program participation may reduce health care costsA study led by a Massachusetts General Hospital investigator suggests that participation in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program -- formerly known as the Food Stamp Program -- may reduce health care costs for recipients.
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