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What Is Going on With DirecTV's NFL Refunds? [Updated] Photo: Getty On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reported that DirecTV was giving some customers a refund on their NFL Sunday Ticket packages if they said they were canceling due to players’ national anthem protests. DirecTV has yet to confirm the updated policy—we have reached out for comment—but a customer service agent made it seem to Gizmodo that non-whiners are eligible for this refund as we
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Army refines recipe for quantum-enhanced technologiesThe US Army Research Laboratory and its partners have made a breakthrough in understanding the structure of entanglement in quantum systems with long-range interactions.
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LIGO and Virgo observatories jointly detect black hole collisionThis discovery is the first observation of gravitational waves by three different detectors, marking a new era of greater insights and improved localization of cosmic events now available through globally networked gravitational-wave observatories.
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Check out the United Arab Emirates' plans for building a Martian city—on Earth Space To prep for the one that will actually be on Mars, naturally. The UAE recently declared intentions to build a city on Mars in the next century or so. Their first step? A prototype city on Earth.
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New gravitational wave detection shows shape of ripples from black hole collision For the first time, astronomers have detail on the 3D pattern of warping that occurs when black holes with masses of 31 and 25 times that of the sun collide Astronomers have made a new detection of gravitational waves and for the first time have been able to trace the shape of ripples sent through spacetime when black holes collide. The announcement, made at a meeting of the G7 science ministers
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Gravitational wave hunters bag fourth black-hole detectionRipples in the fabric of space-time are sensed again - this time using three different laser systems.
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A New Gravitational Wave Detector Makes Its First Discovery Image: The Virgo Collaboration Arguably the most exciting recent development in astronomy was 2016's announcement of the discovery of gravitational waves , waves that literally ripple the shape of space itself, created by violent events like black holes colliding. But every gravitational wave discovery had always been done with only two detectors, meaning that scientists only knew what caused
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LIGO and Virgo observatories detect gravitational wave signals from black hole collisionIn August, detectors on two continents recorded gravitational wave signals from a pair of black holes colliding. This discovery, announced today, is the first observation of gravitational waves by three different detectors, marking a new era of greater insights and improved localization of cosmic events now available through globally networked gravitational-wave observatories.
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Google to create 'separate' shopping unit to avoid EU finesGoogle formally offered its solution to avoid more EU mega-fines on Wednesday, proposing to run its controversial shopping service as a standalone business.
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A RAVAN in the sunWhile people across the nation gazed at August's total solar eclipse from Earth, a bread loaf-sized NASA satellite had a front row seat for the astronomical event.
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New gravitational wave detector almost immediately spots black hole merger Enlarge Today, a huge scientific team announced that humanity has added a third gravitational wave detector to its arsenal. And, only two weeks after Europe's VIRGO detector joined forces with the two LIGO detectors, the three combined to pick up a new black hole merger. While the three have worked together for less than a month so far, there are plans for a substantial observation run next autum
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Understanding the Influential MindIn a “fake news” world, the neuroscientist Tali Sharot explains what convinces people—and what does not -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Satellite spots a tiny, mighty Hurricane LeeHurricane Lee continues to strengthen in the Central Atlantic Ocean, and the tiny hurricane appeared well-organized with a clear eye in satellite imagery.
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Citizen science can predict butterfly population trendsNew research by the University of Kent, Butterfly Conservation and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology shows that citizen scientists can play a role in gathering meaningful information to inform long-term monitoring of biodiversity trends such as butterfly population change.
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Fuel-cell cars cruise onto the marketFuel-cell powered cars that emit only water vapor when driven have been in the works for decades, but progress seemed to keep stalling. Now, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, the wait is over. Motorists can finally lease or buy hydrogen-powered, fuel-cell cars, but the road ahead for these vehicles still faces s
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Satellite spots a tiny, mighty Hurricane LeeHurricane Lee continues to strengthen in the Central Atlantic Ocean, and the tiny hurricane appeared well-organized with a clear eye in satellite imagery.
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A RAVAN in the sunWhile people across the nation gazed at August's total solar eclipse from Earth, a bread loaf-sized NASA satellite had a front row seat for the astronomical event.
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The aftermath of Katrina through the eyes of addiction treatmentTen years post-Hurricane Katrina, experts have reflected on the aftermath through the eyes of addiction treatment professionals to become better prepared for future tragedies.
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The economic case for climate action in the United StatesEconomic losses from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and 76 wildfires in nine Western states, intensified by human-induced climate change, will be the most costly combined weather events in US history.When the final accounting is completed, the economic losses of these three hurricanes and the wildfires, which happened within one month, could cost nearly $300 billion in damage, 70 percent of the
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Pass the salt: Mapping the neurons that drive salt cravingsA team of scientists in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, have shed new light on the process. In research published today in the journal Neuron, a team of scientists working in the lab of Bradford Lowell, M.D., Ph.D., identified the sub-population of neurons that respond to the body's sodium deficiency and mapped the brain circuitry und
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Epigenetics of addiction: Epigenetic study untangles addiction and relapse in the brainNew research uncovers an epigenetic reason why drug users who attempt to quit are prone to relapse despite negative consequences to their health and livelihood. The findings, reported by researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina in the journal Neuron, help to explain how casual drug use can produce long-lasting brain changes that increase vulnerability to relapse in individuals suffe
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Researchers uncover our brain's filing system for storing experiencesA team of neuroscientists has uncovered how our brains organize, over time, our experiences: that is, according to their similarities.
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Ancient ink for cancer treatmentFor hundreds of years, Chinese calligraphers have used a plant-based ink to create beautiful messages and art. Now, one group reports in ACS Omega that this ink could noninvasively and effectively treat cancer cells that spread, or metastasize, to lymph nodes.
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Atlus wants to cut off a PS3 emulator because it runs Persona 5 Enlarge Video game publishers often use the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to try to stop things like fan-games , ROM hacks , YouTube videos , and even "obsolete titles" from being distributed on the Internet. Japanese publisher Atlus, though, is using a more expansive view of DMCA protections to try to take down a PC-based PlayStation 3 emulator merely because it enables players to run copies
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Hacking Together a Landspeeder and a Crazy Cart Creates the Best Star Wars Toy Ever GIF GIF via Instagram (Adam Woodworth) With a top speed of just five miles per hour, Radio Flyer’s ride-on Landspeeder toy doesn’t provide much of a thrill for adults. But when you hack it apart and then rebuild it with one of Razor’s high-speed Crazy Carts , suddenly you’ve got a great reason to buy some more Star Wars toys. This fun hack comes courtesy of Adam Woodworth , who’s better known for
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Trump: The Climate Regulator?The administration may soon issue a dramatically scaled-back version of Obama's Clean Power Plan -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Meet the Moth That Produces Both Bird and Ant Repellants Creature The wood tiger moth employs an arsenal of different weapons to defend itself. 09/26/2017 Nala Rogers, Staff Writer https://www.insidescience.org/news/meet-moth-produces-both-bird-and-ant-repellants
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Genetic Struggles Within Cells May Create New Species In the complex cells of humans and other organisms, two different genomes collaborate to sustain life. The larger genome, with DNA encoding thousands of genes, resides in the cell nucleus, while copies of the much smaller one sit in all the energy-producing organelles called mitochondria. Normally, they work in quiet alliance. Over the past five years, however, scientists have begun focusing on t
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Cox starts charging data cap overage fees in California "Perhaps you should switch to another cable company… oh, that's right, we're the only one in town." (credit: Viacom ) Cox has started charging overage fees to customers who exceed their data limits in California, bringing the nation's third largest cable company a bit closer to nationwide deployment of data caps. Previously, Cox's California customers technically had monthly caps, but there was n
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This AI Helps You Paint Like Van GoghA new artificial intelligence system can turn simple sketches into paintings reminiscent of works by great artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, researchers say.
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Brewing a Great Cup of Coffee Depends on Chemistry and PhysicsCoffee is unique among artisanal beverages in that the brewer plays a significant role in its quality at the point of consumption -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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States Can Lead the Way on Climate ChangeThe Trump administration's threats to abandon Obama's Clean Power Plan and exit the Paris accords don't necessarily mean all is lost -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Automakers Are Now Using a Hot New Lidar Device for Driverless Research
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This Ancient Australian Beast Is the Only Marsupial Known to Have Made Seasonal Migrations Artist’s depiction of a Diprotodon “mob” undertaking mass migration, while a giant lizard (Megalania) and a pair of giant grey kangaroos look on. (Image: Laurie Beirne) New research shows that Diprotodon—the largest marsupial to have ever lived—partook in seasonal migrations that took the now-extinct creature on long journeys across Australia’s Ice Age landscape. Seasonal migrations are a common
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Wednesday's Top Deals: Logitech Gold Box, Nebula Mars Projector, Sensi Thermostat, and More Your mid-week deals start off with an Amazon Gold Box on Logitech products , Anker’s Nebula Mars Projector , Sensi smart thermostat , a Klipsch subwoofer, and much more! Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Top Tech Deals Amazon’s back at it again with another Logitech Gold Box deal , with some of the most popular computing accessories marked down to great low price
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Editing genes one by one throughout colorectal cancer cell genome uncovers new drug targetCancers driven by mutations in the KRAS gene are among the most deadly. For decades, researchers have tried unsuccessfully to directly target mutant KRAS proteins as a means to treat tumors. Instead of targeting mutant KRAS itself, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine are now looking for other genes or molecules that, when inhibited, kill cancer cells only when KRAS
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Scientists discover rogue messengers that hinder body's immune response to cancerResearchers from Trinity College Dublin have made a discovery around treatment-resistant breast cancer that may turn the phrase, 'don't shoot the messenger', on its head. The scientists have found that cell to cell messengers released by cancer cells which are not responding to treatment, can negatively affect the body's immune system response against the cancer. They have also discovered a possib
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Can this new running shoe make novice runners faster? Technology Brooks' newly engineered midsole formulation provides a high energy return. A new running shoe from Seattle-based veteran shoe company Brooks promises a 72 percent energy return, a metric that's meant to increase runners' performance.
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Here’s how your brain realizes you’re full Researchers have discovered brain cells that control our appetite. Tanycytes—cells found in part of the brain that controls energy levels—detect nutrients in food and tell the brain directly about the food we’ve eaten, researchers report. According to the new research, tanycytes in the brain respond to amino acids found in foods, via the same receptors that sense the flavor of amino acids (“umami
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Welcome to Earther Image: Getty As we plunge deeper into the 21st century and the digital worlds we’ve built, a group of scientists is weighing a decision that could rewrite the very history of the physical world we inhabit. These researchers are trying to discern whether humanity has become a literal force of nature, one so powerful its traces will last until the end of the Earth. They’ll make their decision, as s
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What Did the Kurds Get Out of the Referendum? On September 25 th , the Kurds of Iraq indicated for the second time in 12 years that they wish to be free of the rest of the country. While the final results are not yet in, early indications are that it was an overwhelming victory for “yes.” That sentiment cannot come as a surprise. Feeling cheated out of a state of their own after the World War I, having fought central governments that suppres
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The Republicans' Tax Blueprint Declines to Answer Some Hard Questions On Wednesday, President Donald Trump will unveil a hard-negotiated and sweeping Republican plan to simplify the tax code and cut taxes for millions of families at an event in Indiana. “We’ll be releasing a very comprehensive report,” he said this week, speaking with reporters. “It will be a very, very powerful document.” Yet, despite those promises and even after months of backroom talks between
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iOS 11 Finally Gets App Organizing (Almost) Right In iOS 11, you might find yourself tapping and touching apps to find out what new features lay hidden just beneath the force-sensitive surface. If you’re one who likes to start fresh whenever you get a new OS upgrade on your device, you’re probably going to spend some time arranging apps on the homescreen to your liking. On earlier versions of iOS, organizing apps was a slow and time-consuming pr
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Apple, Fitbit, others work with FDA to pilot digital health software Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) The FDA has partnered with some of the biggest names in health and technology to modernize consumer health devices and programs. The agency just announced the companies who will be the first to participate in its precertification pilot program under its Digital Health Innovation Action Plan. Apple, Fitbit, Samsung, and Johnson and Johnson are among the nine c
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Future tech will give you the benefits of city life anywhere | Julio GilDon't believe predictions that say the future is trending towards city living. Urbanization is actually reaching the end of its cycle, says logistics expert Julio Gil, and soon more people will be choosing to live (and work) in the countryside, thanks to rapid advances in augmented reality, autonomous delivery, off-the-grid energy and other technologies. Think outside city walls and consider the a
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Trilobites: A Deep Blue Vision of Earth From an Asteroid HunterAs it slingshotted past Earth at 19,000 miles per hour on Friday, NASA’s Osiris-Rex spacecraft made a composite portrait of the planet.
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Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month September 15th to October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of contributions from people from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. As part of our global outreach about brain science and health, we have a number of resources for adults and kids available in Spanish, now conveniently available on one page . You’ll find the Spanish language version of our award-w
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Tysk styrelse ser ingen problemer i at kopiere fra Monsantos rapportDen tyske miljøstyrelse reagerer nu på anklagerne om direkte afskrift fra Monsanto i forbindelse med en rapport til EU. Ifølge styrelsens formand er det helt naturligt, at de kopierer hovedpointerne fra andre undersøgelser på området - også fra Monsantos egen gruppe GTF.
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Facebook Deleted 'Tens of Thousands' of Fake Accounts During German Election Photo: Getty The election in Germany over the weekend saw the rise of the country’s nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, the first time in decades that a far-right group has won seats in German parliament. It also marked Facebook’s first real election security test since the company has fully come to terms with the widespread political misinformation on its platform. In a video broadc
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Increased arterial stiffness linked to restrictive spirometry pattern and reduced forced vital capacityIncreased arterial stiffness is a known predictor of cardiovascular diseases in different populations, including healthy subjects and patients with hypertension, diabetes, or renal disease. A new study examining arterial stiffness in a large population determined that both restrictive spirometry pattern and reduced forced vital capacity (FVC) were associated with a higher risk of arterial stiffnes
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Ancient ink for cancer treatmentFor hundreds of years, Chinese calligraphers have used a plant-based ink to create beautiful messages and art. Now, one group reports in ACS Omega that this ink could noninvasively and effectively treat cancer cells that spread, or metastasize, to lymph nodes.
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Study examines characteristics of mobile mammography patientsSignificant differences were found among women receiving mammography at a cancer center versus those visiting a mobile mammography van, according to an ahead-of-print article scheduled to be published in the December 2017 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology.
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High rate of prescriptions for new cholesterol medications never filledIn the first year of availability of the cholesterol lowering medications PCSK9 inhibitors, fewer than 1 in 3 adults initially prescribed one of these inhibitors actually received it, owing to a combination of out-of-pocket costs and lack of insurance approval, according to a study published by JAMA Cardiology.
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What is the optimal length of a prescription for an opioid pain medication after surgery?Findings from an analysis that included more than 200,000 patients who underwent common surgical procedures suggests that the optimal length of opioid pain prescriptions is four to nine days for general surgery procedures, four to 13 days for women's health procedures, and six to15 days for musculoskeletal procedures, according to a study published by JAMA Surgery.
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Study shows minimally invasive valve replacements hold up well after five yearsA minimally invasive procedure used to replace heart valves without open heart surgery appears to provide a durable remedy for people with a life-threatening form of heart disease in which the aortic valve opening narrows, diminishing blood flow.
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Defining optimal opioid pain medication prescription length following surgeryA new study led by researchers at the Center for Surgery and Public Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital analyzed opioid prescription data from the Department of Defense Military Health System Data Repository, identifying more than 200,000 opioid-naïve individuals who had undergone one of eight common surgical procedures between 2006 and 2014 and were subsequently prescribed opioid pain medicati
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Everything You Need to Watch on TV This Fall—From 'Orville' to 'Punisher'Clear out the DVR and launch the Apple TV, here's what you need to watch in the next few months.
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Scientists Explain Pluto's Skyscraper-Size Ice BladesFirst observed by the New Horizons spacecraft in 2015, the strange spiky features are likely formed from sublimating methane -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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In the First Annihilation Trailer, Natalie Portman Seeks Out an Alien Horror Image: Still via Youtube . Our first look at Alex Garland’s post- Ex Machina project is finally here, and it’s looking fantastically creepy—and filled with weird new alien vistas for Natalie Portman and her team of crack scientists to explore and be fearful of (with good reason). Based on Jeff VanderMeer’s book of the same name, Annihilation follows the story of a female scientist (Portman) leadi
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Reminder: super random research can produce some amazing science Science The frog that laid the golden egg. Curiosity driven researched is championed by the Golden Goose Awards, which recognizes that scientific advances cannot always be readily predicted.
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215 million U.S. adults watched the solar eclipse Eighty-eight percent of American adults viewed the August total solar eclipse directly or electronically. The audience of 215 million adults is nearly twice the size of the viewership of recent Super Bowl football games. A national study of American adults found that 154 million American adults watched the eclipse directly, using a combination of solar glasses designed to allow the direct viewing
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Satellites gauge water below Silicon Valley Scientists have used satellite data to monitor underground water reserves in California’s Silicon Valley, discovering that water levels rebounded quickly after a severe drought that lasted from 2012-15. The research points to the success of aggressive conservation measures. It also helps to lay the groundwork for low-cost monitoring of subterranean water reserves in California and elsewhere in th
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Rose Gold Jewelry Was All the Rage with Ancient ColombiansArchaeologists recently found an unexpected preference for pinkish gold in Colombian jewelry from the first millennium.
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Tropical bird likely blown off course by Hurricane JoseA tropical bird never before seen in Massachusetts has been rescued from a Cape Cod beach after it was likely blown off course by Hurricane Jose.
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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Send Scientists Searching for DataEven before getting their own lives settled, teams collect information on storm behavior and their effects on the ecosystem -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Iron supplements have long-term benefits for low birth-weight babiesBabies classified as low birth weight (under 2,500 grams) are at risk of iron deficiency, which is linked to impaired neurological development. A long-term randomized study now shows that providing such babies with iron supplements can prevent behavioral problems at school age. The study, led by Staffan Berglund of Umeå University in Sweden, is published in the journal Pediatric Research, which is
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Penn Medicine develops model to predict ER visits in lung cancer patientsA pilot program that uses big data to predict which lung cancer patients will require a trip to an emergency department (ED) successfully anticipated a third of all ED visits over a two week trial period, and was further able to identify which patients were at high risk and low risk of requiring such care. The predictive model was designed by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the U
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Unlocking the mysteries of memory -- and potentially enhancing itMemory acts like an anchor, reminding us of past experiences that have made us who we are today. Attempts to boost it, particularly as we age, have sprouted cottage industries of supplements and brain games. In parallel, researchers have been pursuing pharmaceutical interventions. In some of the latest work on this front, one team reports in ACS Chemical Neuroscience that they have identified a no
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Citizen science can predict butterfly population trendsNew research by the University of Kent, Butterfly Conservation and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology shows that citizen scientists can play a role in gathering meaningful information to inform long-term monitoring of biodiversity trends such as butterfly population change.
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Cell phone users to help protect nation's water supplySocial media and Smart-phone sensors will soon play a pivotal role in improving the nation's water management system. A new Android cell phone app arms average citizens with sensors that record information on changes to drinking water and water resources.
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Ransomware attacks 'global epidemic', says EuropolAn "epidemic" has erupted in global ransomware attacks, taking over computers as well as internet-linked devices like routers and CCTV cameras to turn them into tools for criminals, Europe's police agency said Wednesday.
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Uber in London court in employment caseUber lawyers are in a London courtroom trying to overturn a ruling that its drivers are employees of the ride-hailing service—not independent contractors.
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Delphi plans split into tech, traditional companies by AprilThe auto parts maker Delphi plans to split itself into two companies early next year.
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Saturday Night Live Prepares for Its Future Last season was Saturday Night Live ’s most important in years. After a shaky start, the casting of Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump helped the sketch show tap back into the political zeitgeist, boosting ratings and netting a haul of Emmys (including the program’s first Variety Series win in 24 years). But the upcoming 43rd season, which begins Saturday, has a much more routine task at hand: preparin
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Academic performance shapes student social networksBased on data from the VKontakte social network, researchers at Higher School of Economics and the Vienna Medical University have found a relationship between students' academic performance and their closest social environment. The study results were published in PLOS ONE.
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At risk?: Equifax hack has businesses uneasy about securityThe Equifax breach is reminding small business owners that they may be vulnerable to cybercriminals.
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Olive mill wastewater transformed: From pollutant to bio-fertilizer, biofuelOlive oil has long been a popular kitchen staple. Yet producing the oil creates a vast stream of wastewater that can foul waterways, reduce soil fertility and trigger extensive damage to nearby ecosystems. Now in a study appearing in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, scientists report on the development of an environmentally friendly process that could transform this pollutant into "green"
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Engineers warm NASA's Webb Telescope as end of cryogenic testing nearsThe temperature of Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston has begun to rise, signaling the beginning of the end of James Webb Space Telescope's cryogenic testing.
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Ford to integrate autonomous cars with Lyft networkFord is working to integrate its autonomous cars with Lyft's ride-hailing software so someday Ford can carry Lyft passengers.
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Chinese dominate eSports at Asian Indoor GamesChina proved it had most of the best young eSports players by dominating the four events held at the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.
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Giant pandas, gender lawsuit and more disaster havoc The week in science: 22–28 September 2017. Nature 549 436 doi: 10.1038/549436a
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Roads are slicing up giant pandas' habitat Panda populations are rising, but the species has less living space today than three decades ago. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22658
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Wikipedia shapes language in science papers Experiment traces how online encyclopaedia influences research write-ups. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22656
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People think harder and produce better political arguments when their views are challengedPeople who are presented with political statements contradictory to their own beliefs tend to think harder and produce better arguments, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
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On a collision course with game theoryHow do pedestrians behave in a large crowd? How do they avoid collisions? How can their paths be modeled? A new approach developed by mathematicians from Würzburg and Nice provides answers to these questions.
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Olive mill wastewater transformed: From pollutant to bio-fertilizer, biofuelOlive oil has long been a popular kitchen staple. Yet producing the oil creates a vast stream of wastewater that can foul waterways, reduce soil fertility and trigger extensive damage to nearby ecosystems. Now in a study appearing in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, scientists report on the development of an environmentally friendly process that could transform this pollutant into 'green'
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Study reveals troubling disparities in prescribing opioids for patients with nonmalignant chronic painPublished in the journal Pain Medicine, the analysis of 690 million outpatient visits related to nonmalignant chronic pain between 2000 and 2007 suggests prescriptions of opioids are influenced by non-medical factors such as a patient's form of insurance, geographic region and patient's relationship to the provider.
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Academic performance shapes student social networksBased on data from the VKontakte social network, researchers at Higher School of Economics and the Vienna Medical University have found a relationship between students' academic performance and their closest social environment. The study results were published in PLOS ONE
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Preservation of floodplains is flood protectionThe silting of rivers and streams leads to problems for fish, mussels, and other aquatic organisms because their habitats disappear. However, not only intensive agriculture and erosion are destroying these habitats. Now a study conducted by researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) refutes this wide-spread view. In order to save the species living in the river basin - and protect peo
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How am I feeling? Ask my houseSomeday a health checkup may be as easy as switching on the living room light.
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Purple plant is on the defensiveWhile lavender has long been known for its strong scent and soothing oils, a UBC researcher is exploring the plant's ability to create natural pesticides.
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Minister om mangel på neurologer: Flere uddannelsesstillinger er ikke nok Til et åbent samråd i går afviste Ældre- og sundhedsminister Ellen Trane Nørby (V), at flere uddannelsesstillinger i neurologi i sig selv kan løse landets problemer med lægemangel inden for neurologi. Der er allerede flere stillinger i opslag, end der er ansøgere.
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Cell model reveals dynamic nature of segmentation clock that drives vertebrae formationLike a string of pearls, the spine is made of a series of similar vertebrae. A so-called segmentation clock creates this repetitive arrangement in developing embryos: Each time the clock ticks, a vertebra starts to form.
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The Rescue Networks That Save Cats and Dogs From Hurricanes The mass cat and dog migration out of Texas started before Harvey even hit. The Humane Society of the United States, anticipating a deluge of lost and abandoned pets after the recent natural disaster, began coordinating flights of animals already in Texas shelters to other parts of the country. Eventually, they relocated hundreds of adoptable cats and dogs in the days before and after the storm.
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Banning shark fin soup in the US is bad for shark conservationA proposed US ban on the sale of shark fins could backfire and make life worse for some of the planet's most imperilled species, says Lesley Evans Ogden
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‘Invasive’ snake is really a new species and should be protectedDNA analysis reveals that the cobra-preta snake, which was threatened with extermination as a pest, is actually unique to the West African island of São Tomé
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Anxious moms may give clues about how anxiety developsMoms may be notorious worriers, but babies of anxious mothers may also spend more time focusing on threats in their environment, according to a team of researchers.
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The benefits & dangers when genetic testing companies partner with orphan drug developersPharmaceutical companies developing Orphan Drugs are increasingly partnering with direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing firms to identify individuals with rare diseases, in a trend that is raising concerns related to privacy, drug costs, and rising healthcare-related financial burden for consumers.
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Committee aims to facilitate more expeditious design and conduct of nephrology clinical trialsThe American Society of Pediatric Nephrology established a Therapeutics Development Committee to forge more effective public-private partnerships and to outline strategies to design and carry out pediatric nephrology clinical trials more expeditiously and effectively.
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Google and Amazon Got in a Fight and Now Users Are Stuck in the Middle Photo: Gizmodo Watching YouTube videos on your Amazon Echo Show is no longer an option. On Tuesday evening, Gizmodo received a tip that Amazon’s personal assistant could no longer play videos from the Google service. And this morning, both companies are confirming that’s the case, but for different reasons. The Echo Show debuted back in June as Amazon’s first voice-powered assistants to come with
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When 2 Black Holes Dance, Space Quivers Just as two kids jumping on a trampoline around each other send waves rippling outwards on the fabric, black holes distort space as they orbit around each other, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser. (Image credit: C. Henze/NASA)
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Møde med sundhedsministeren skaber optimisme hos protestlæger Efter ledende overlæger og andre sundhedsfolk fra flere hospitaler har sendt åbne protestbreve om problemer i sundhedsvæsenet, afholdte sundhedsministeren i går et møde med en række klinikchefer. »Ministeren var meget lydhør,« siger overlæge.
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I Spent a Week Using Only the Alt-Right's Vision of the InternetTired of the liberal agenda infecting Twitter? Try Gab. Annoyed that Reddit is muzzling your freedom? Fire up Voat!
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Swiss people may be ready to live car-free under certain conditionsThe findings of PostCarWorld, a cross-disciplinary study into Swiss people's contradictory relationship with cars, will be presented at EPFL on 3 October. An honorary lecture will then be given by Professor Jacques Lévy, the study's director, followed by the opening of an exhibition showcasing his laboratory's research and the results of the PostCarWorld initiative.
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People think harder and produce better political arguments when their views are challengedPeople who are presented with political statements contradictory to their own beliefs tend to think harder and produce better arguments, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
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RUDN chemists propose new beneficial catalyst for initial materials in pharmacyThe collaboration of researchers from RUDN University, Centro de Química Estrutura and Baku State University proposes a new potential way to produce initial compounds for many chemical industries, including pharmacy, cosmetics, dyes and liquid crystals production. The new method of synthesis at a room temperature with high yields described in two articles published in Journal of Organometallic Che
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Two new crustacean species discovered on Galician seabedThe fauna of deep seabed tends to be relatively unknown due to the difficulty of collecting samples at great depths. A research team from the A Graña Marine Biology Station in Galicia undertook four oceanographic expeditions in the waters off the northwest coast of the Iberian Peninsula that have led to the discovery of several new species that inhabit the abyssal plains. Now they describe two eye
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The Cherenkov Telescope Array releases its updated science caseThis release of the updated science case for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) details how it will be the major global observatory for very high energy gamma-ray astronomy over the next decade and beyond. The scientific potential of CTA is extremely broad: from understanding the role of relativistic cosmic particles to the search for dark matter. Covering a huge range in photon energy from 20 Ge
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Modeling brain connections to understand Parkinson's diseaseA study published in open-access journal Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience uses a new approach to model the strength of connections within the brain's basal ganglia. Determining how these differ between healthy and Parkinsonian patients could help scientists understand why individual brains malfunction -- and lead to customized therapies specific to the particular pattern of neural degenerat
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RUDN chemists obtained new compound for molecular machinesRUDN chemists and their colleagues developed an innovative method of crystallization. This approach allowed to produce new complex mercuric compound with hybrid organic and inorganic ligands and highly unusual structure. Compounds such as these can be used to create molecular machines -- molecules capable of mechanical work. The results were published in Inorganic Chemistry.
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How old does your computer think you are?Computerised face recognition is an important part of initiatives to develop security systems, in building social networks, in curating photographs, and many other applications. Systems that allow a computer to estimate with precision a person's age based on an analysis of their face are discussed in the International Journal of Applied Pattern Recognition.
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On a collision course with game theoryHow do pedestrians behave in a large crowd? How do they avoid collisions? How can their paths be modeled? A new approach developed by mathematicians from Würzburg and Nice provides answers to these questions.
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SNES Classic Is the Best Way to Experience Nintendo's Golden Age—If You Can Get One All photos: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo Nintendo built a legacy in the 80s and 90s, and has spent the rest of its history closely guarding that legacy. Succinctly, the thing that buoys the gaming giant through its various hardware flops isn’t the value of its intellectual property (which is vast)—it’s nostalgia. Even the most committed Nintendo fans can admit the company’s bubblegum cast of characters
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Stressed meerkats aren’t as helpful Stressed female meerkats may be less willing to help their group, researchers report. Specifically, dominant female meerkats using aggression to keep subordinates in their group from breeding may make those subordinates less inclined to cooperate to assist the group, researchers found. A longstanding hypothesis proposes that subordinates stressed out by coercion or aggression from the socially do
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A Whole Bunch of Popular Logitech Stuff Is On Sale, Today Only On Amazon Amazon’s back at it again with another Logitech Gold Box deal , with some of the most popular computing accessories marked down to great low prices. Mice are the stars of the show , with both the MX Master and MX Anywhere 2 included in the sale. The budget minded M510 is also included in a variety of colors if you don’t mind using a USB wireless dongle. Keyboards are also well represented , and w
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Do lime trees kill bees?Public interest in bees is intense. There's rarely a week that goes by without a story in the press about populations plummeting. Although most of these stories focus on chemical pesticides, other factors may also be affecting bee survival. At Kew, we've been studying bees for years, and investigating how the plants they visit for nectar and pollen may play a part in their survival. Nectar and pol
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Tysklands nye regering skal slås om kul, klima og genmodificeringFysikeren Angel Merkel tager endnu en tørn som Tysklands kansler. Men denne gang med partier, der er grunduenige om en række videnskabelige tvister.
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Poseløs støvsuger-matador vil konkurrere med Tesla
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Køb eksklusive laboratorie-bøffer om kun fire årKødproduktion er en af de største klimasyndere overhovedet. I fremtiden skal laboratorier overtage produktionen af kød fra landbruget, foreslår forskere.
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Russia and US will cooperate to build moon's first space station Part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars, the Nasa-led programme will see the two countries working to create a crewed spaceport in lunar orbit Russia and the United States have agreed to cooperate on a Nasa-led programme to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars. The US space agency said earlier this year that it was exploring a programm
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Preservation of floodplains is flood protectionThe silting of rivers and streams leads to problems for fish, mussels, and other aquatic organisms because their habitats disappear. However, not only intensive agriculture and erosion are destroying these habitats. Now a study conducted by researchers at the Technical University Munich refutes this widespread view. In order to save the species living in the river basin -- and protect people from
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Case Western Reserve University researchers design soft, flexible origami-inspired robotA Case Western Reserve University researcher has turned the origami she enjoyed as a child into a patent-pending soft robot that may one day be used on an assembly line, in surgery or even outer space.
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100 patienter opereret mod ‘selvmordshovedpine’Rigshospitalet har opereret patient nummer 100 for den såkaldte selvmordshovedpine med en lille chip i overkæben.
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Donald Trump's Potentially Illegal Habit of Deleting Tweets Is Getting More Ridiculous Photo: Getty Donald Trump can’t stop deleting his own tweets, and we’re not just talking about typos any more. On Tuesday, the president scrubbed evidence of his support for Alabama senator Luther Strange on Twitter, after Strange lost a primary runoff. A Trump tweet congratulating Roy Moore, the anti-establishment candidate that beat Strange, also disappeared, though it was reposted later in the
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Drones in disaster zones could prove a lifesaverPioneering research from the University of South Australia has shown for the first time that drones can be used to detect human vital signs in war zones and natural disasters.
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Savings from weight loss peak at age 50 Weight loss among obese adults of any age may lead to significant cost savings, research shows, and those savings peak at age 50. The savings benefit both the patient and broader society, say the researchers, whose work was based on computer modeling and appears in the journal Obesity . Researchers found that a 20-year-old adult who goes from being obese to overweight would save an average of $17
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Toyota's Self-Driving Cars Get New Lasers to See the WorldWith some help from Luminar and its 22-year-old CEO Austin Russell.
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A Famous Supernova's Mysteries Are Still Unraveling Hundreds of Years Later Image: NASA/CXC/Rutgers/J.Warren & J.Hughes et al./ Wikimedia Commons Look up and you might see the bright constellation Cassiopeia trace a zig-zag across the sky as it seemingly always has. But almost 450 years ago, it was the source of surprise: A bright flash, Tycho’s supernova, or “SN 1572" as scientists call it. This was one of the few supernovae humans have been able to see with th
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Paper supercapacitor addresses power/energy density tradeoffBy coating ordinary paper with layers of gold nanoparticles and other materials, researchers have fabricated flexible paper supercapacitors that exhibit the best performance of any textile-type supercapacitor to date. In particular, the paper supercapacitors address one of the biggest challenges in this area, which is to achieve a high energy density in addition to an already high power density, s
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Online learning punishes minority students, but video chats can helpOnline learning is expanding in Canada at a rate of about 8.75 per cent every year. This shift to online environments has redefined the format of education. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), for example, have become wildly popular, with more than 700 universities offering 6,850 courses to 58 million students in 2016.
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Monetising time savings makes toll roads financially stack upPutting a dollar value on the savings from traffic congestion, noise and air pollution as a result of toll roads and tunnels will make large infrastructure projects more cost effective, according to a new study by QUT.
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Ars Technica

Musk to unveil a revised Mars rocket. But will he address paying for it? Will Elon Musk tell us how he plans to pay for the Mars rocket? (credit: Megan Geuss) Late Thursday night—Friday in Adelaide, Australia where the speech will occur—Elon Musk will give a presentation at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) meeting about his "updated" plans for a rocket system that will take humans to Mars. On Twitter , Musk has promised to discuss the "planetary colonize
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Monetising time savings makes toll roads financially stack upPutting a dollar value on the savings from traffic congestion, noise and air pollution as a result of toll roads and tunnels will make large infrastructure projects more cost effective, according to a new study by Queensland University of Technology.
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Brain cells that control appetite identified for first timeDieting could be revolutionized, thanks to the groundbreaking discovery by the University of Warwick of the key brain cells which control our appetite.
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What happens when nerve cells stop working?Micro-failures in brain functioning occur in conditions such as depression and dementia. In most cases, the lost capacity will return after a while. However, consequential damage will often remain so that the functional capability can only be restored through lengthy treatment -- if at all. For this reason, researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg have been investigating wh
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Purple plant is on the defensiveWhile lavender has long been known for its strong scent and soothing oils, a UBC researcher is exploring the plant's ability to create natural pesticides.
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Plant substance inhibits cancer stem cellsLab experiments show that the chemical compound damsin found in the plant Ambrosia arborescens inhibits the growth and spread of cancer stem cells. The similar but synthetically produced ambrosin has the same positive effect, according to researchers at Lund University and University Major of San Andrés in La Paz, Bolivia.
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Computer scientists address gap in messaging privacyResearchers have developed a solution to a longstanding problem in the field of end-to-end encryption, a technique that ensures that only sender and recipient can read a message.
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Removing nitrate for healthier ecosystemsIn a new study, researchers have identified nitrate removal hotspots in landscapes around agricultural streams.
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Red blood cells for transfusion like a good red -- a little older, a little betterA landmark Australian research trial has found the transfusion of older stored red blood cells is safe and surprisingly, associated with fewer side effects. In the TRANSFUSE trial, researchers from the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre at Monash University in Melbourne led teams in five countries to investigate the effect of the age of transfused red blood cells on critical
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Researchers have a new twist on asymmetric catalysisResearchers at Osaka and Iwate Medical University developed an efficient and simple chemical synthesis of a new kind of twisted helicene molecule containing a sulfur group, thiophene. The unusual screw-like asymmetry of the molecules could be useful for making drugs and other types of chemicals in their pure single-enantiomer forms.
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Physicists achieve rapid magnetic switching with lasersAn Osaka University-led research group use an advanced synchrotron measurement system to probe how laser pulses affect the magnetism of ferrimagnetic materials of different compositions. Films with high gadolinium content showed magnetic spin flipping, and those with slightly less gadolinium featured spin precession precision at very high angles. These findings could assist in development of faste
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See-through brains reveal how stroke damages vital blood vesselsA technique that turns mouse brains transparent like glass has given the first-ever 3D view of how stroke cuts off blood supply in the brain
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Water Level in a Cell Can Determine Its FateAdding or removing water changes how stem cells differentiate.
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Removing nitrate for healthier ecosystemsNitrogen can present a dilemma for farmers and land managers.
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Earth's biodiversity is changing as the planet warms. But how?As the Earth's climate changes, shifting weather patterns will affect where plants and animals can live.
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Large iceberg breaks off Pine Island GlacierRecent satellite images reveal a new 100-square-mile iceberg emerging from Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier. The calving event did not come as a complete surprise, but is a troubling sign with regards to future sea level rise.
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Researchers design soft, flexible origami-inspired robotA Case Western Reserve University researcher has turned the origami she enjoyed as a child into a patent-pending soft robot that may one day be used on an assembly line, in surgery or even outer space.
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Brewing a great cup of coffee depends on chemistry and physicsCoffee is unique among artisanal beverages in that the brewer plays a significant role in its quality at the point of consumption. In contrast, drinkers buy draft beer and wine as finished products; their only consumer-controlled variable is the temperature at which you drink them.
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Fine-particulate pollution: can we trust microsensor readings?Last May, Paris City Hall launched "Pollutrack", a fleet of micro-sensors placed on the roofs of vehicles traveling throughout the capital to measure the level of fine particles present in the air in real time. A year early, Rennes proposed that residents participate in assessing the air quality via individual sensors.
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Why onions make us cry (and why some don't)Mark Anthony in Shakespeare's Cleopatra may have referred to "the tears that live in the onion". But why do onions actually make us cry? And why do only some onions make us blub in this way when others, including related "allium" plants such as garlic, barely ever draw a tear when chopped?
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More than a 38 percent of the Neotropical parrot population in the American continent is threatened by human activityMore than 38 percent of the neotropical parrot population of the American continent is endangered due the impact of human activity, according to a scientific study published in the journal Biological Conservation.
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Ars Technica

Amazon’s Echo Show can’t play YouTube videos anymore Enlarge (credit: Amazon) It's a sad day for anyone who enjoys watching cooking videos, daily vlogs, or haul videos on YouTube on Amazon's Echo Show . According to a report from The Verge, YouTube is no longer available on Amazon's smart home, touchscreen-toting speaker (or as we like to call such devices, computer). Now, if you ask Alexa to play a video from YouTube, you'll receive a message sayi
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'Giant wombats made annual migration'Diprotodon, an extinct Ice Age marsupial of Australia, would trek long distances each year for food.
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More Rumors About Who Will Finally Direct the Flash Movie Director Chris McKay discusses the casting progress for Nightwing . Ron Howard teases a cool Star Wars easter egg for the Han Solo movie. Plus, get a better look at Gotham ’s new Scarecrow, a mustachioed John Boyega emerges for new Pacific Rim: Uprising posters, and new footage from Downsizing . Spoilers Now! Flashpoint Variety reports Justin Kroll has revealed on Twitter that the script is finis
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Climate change—lessons from the VikingsOne June day in the year 793, men in ships landed on Lindisfarne, an island off eastern England occupied by a monastery. The men, apparently from the north, plundered treasures, overthrew altars and set fire to buildings. They killed some monks and carried others off in chains; others, they stripped naked and left behind to the mercies of the weather. The attack shocked European Christian society.
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Sensing atoms caught in ripples of lightOptical fibers are ubiquitous, carrying light wherever it is needed. These glass tunnels are the high-speed railway of information transit, moving data at incredible speeds over tremendous distances. Fibers are also thin and flexible, so they can be immersed in many different environments, including the human body, where they are employed for illumination and imaging.
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Q&A about Watson, the iHuman supercomputerIn 2011, a faceless, emotionless voice named Watson famously defeated two of the greatest champions of Jeopardy!, an American TV gameshow.
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IBM unveils a new high-powered analytics system for fast access to data scienceIBM today announced the Integrated Analytics System, a new unified data system designed to give users fast, easy access to advanced data science capabilities and the ability to work with their data across private, public or hybrid cloud environments.
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Siemens Gamesa udvikler Indiens første hybridprojekt med vind- og solenergiProjektet skal koble et 28,8 MW solenergiprojekt sammen med en eksisterende 50 MW vindfarm.
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Selfie Factories: The Rise of the Made-for-Instagram MuseumThe age of Instagram has given rise to a new genre of installations, which seem to exist only to produce the perfect photo.
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Jared Kushner Registered To Vote As a WomanIn the latest of several paperwork mishaps, the President's senior advisor and son-in-law registered to vote in New York with the wrong gender.
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How to grow a spineIn a paper published Sept. 21 in Cell, Harvard Medical School genetics professor Olivier Pourquié -- whose lab discovered the segmentation clock 20 years ago -- and colleagues report that they used mouse cells to reconstitute a stable version of this clockwork for the first time in a petri dish, leading to several new discoveries about where the clock is located, what makes it tick and how the ver
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How old does your computer think you are?Computerised face recognition is an important part of initiatives to develop security systems, in building social networks, in curating photographs, and many other applications. Systems that allow a computer to estimate with precision a person's age based on an analysis of their face are discussed in the International Journal of Applied Pattern Recognition.
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Coping with stressful organisational changeStress is not a recent phenomenon, but the modern work environment seems to highlights its detrimental effects on employees. This is no more obvious than during times of organisational change. Research published in the International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, considers the impact of such changes on workers in a healthcare authority in New Zealand, highlighting the problems that any
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Crows and kea parrots found to learn usefulness of objects similar to the way human babies do it(Phys.org)—An international team of researchers has found via experimentation that New Caledonian crows and kea parrots learn about the usefulness of objects by playing with them—similar to human baby behavior. In their paper published in Royal Society Open Science, the group describes the experiments they carried out with the birds and what they learned by doing so.
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Twitter's 280-Character Tweets Are Fine Tuesday, Twitter announced that it would test 280-character tweets , a doubling of the 140-character standard on the social network. If you can still read this while gasping for breath and looking for a place to sit down while you absorb this news, I have something to tell you: You broke it, Twitter’s just trying to fix it. There was a time when Twitter was 140 characters of text. That was it. Th
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Teens' online friendships just as meaningful as face-to-face ones, study findsMany parents worry about how much time teenagers spend texting, sharing selfies and engaging in other online activities with their friends. However, according to a recent research synthesis from the University of California, Irvine, many of these digital behaviors serve the same purpose and encompass the same core qualities as face-to-face relationships.
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Cherenkov Telescope Array releases its updated science caseThe latest iteration of the Cherenkov Telescope Array's (CTA's) science case, Science with the Cherenkov Telescope Array, was made available today via the CTA website library (www.cta-observatory.org/science/library/) and arXiv (1709.07997) and will be published in a special edition of the International Journal of Modern Physics D in the coming weeks. The work includes more than 200 pages that int
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1 in 5 teens say they’ve had a concussion One in five teens report having had a concussion during their lifetime, research shows. In addition, 5.5 percent say they’ve had more than one concussion. The study, which appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) , comes at a time as interest in concussions among pro athletes—especially those in the National Football League—is rising. Little, however, is known about the p
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Moth found to secrete distinct defensive fluids to ward off different types of predators(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland and Technische Universität Braunschweig in Germany has found that the wood tiger moth secretes two different types of fluids from different parts of its body to ward off two different types of predators. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes how they studied the moths in their
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Could insect larvae help solve rape murder cases?Murdoch University forensic researchers have made a promising discovery, which could aid investigations into sexually-motivated homicide cases.
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EU police agency calls for better action against cybercrimeThe European Union's police agency called Wednesday for better awareness and tougher, targeted legislation to tackle cybercrime in the wake of devastating malware and ransomware attacks in recent months.
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Searing summers becoming the new normal in Europe: studyClimate change has made the record-breaking temperatures that roasted parts of Europe this summer at least 10 times more likely, scientists reported Wednesday.
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Russia, US shoot for the moon with joint lunar station projectRussia and the United States agreed Wednesday to cooperate on a NASA-led project to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars.
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New study shows aggressive policing link to major crimeA reduction in the systematic and aggressive enforcement of minor violations by police may reduce major crime complaints, suggests a paper published this week in Nature Human Behaviour. This finding challenges conventional thoughts on the relationship between authority and compliance.
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Dagens Medicin

Psykiatermangel udløser spørgsmål til ministeren Dagens Medicins artikler om landets speciallægemangel i psykiatri får nu SF til at bede ældre- og sundhedsminister Ellen Trane Nørby (V) om at redegøre for, hvordan regeringen vil komme den til livs.
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5 things you should know about rabies Every nine minutes someone dies from rabies, the deadliest zoonotic disease on the planet. While most cases of rabies occur in Africa, India, and other parts of Asia, each year 30,000 to 60,000 people in the United States receive post-exposure preventive treatment. To get ready for World Rabies Day tomorrow, experts from Cornell University discuss the best way to prevent it—and to know it when yo
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How Ancient Star Maps Gave Rise to Modern Astronomy Image: British Library , Public Domain Scientists have incredibly advanced tools to look at the stars today, but in the era before light pollution, star-gazing was much easier and simpler for the average person—just step outside at night. Pretty early on, and in a variety of cultures, people realized that they could chart the stars and their movements for navigation. The Greek constellations, whi
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Image of the Day: Mitochondria, Live and in ColorMitochondria age differently depending upon whether they're located in the liver, heart, or kidney, scientists find in flies and mice.
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Don’t let disaster recovery perpetuate injustice Poor and minority communities already bear the brunt of natural catastrophes. Rebuilding efforts must not increase disparities, warns Benjamin K. Sovacool. Nature 549 433 doi: 10.1038/549433a
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Ars Technica

Apple is being sued for patent infringement by a Native American tribe Apple gets sued for patent infringement dozens of times each year , mostly by little-known shell companies with no products—the types of companies often derided as "patent trolls." But the newest lawsuit seeking royalty payments from iPad sales is likely a first: the recently created plaintiff, MEC Resources LLC, is wholly owned by a Native American tribe. The MEC lawsuit appears to be using Nati
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Hovedstaden vil med nye planer sikre hurtigere behandling af meningitis Flere dødsfald efter meningitis og meningokoksygdom får Region Hovedstaden til at formulere ti handlingsplaner, der skal reducere risikoen for dødsfald.
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Borgergruppe i Fjerritslev vil tiltrække læger Dystre udsigter for lægesituationen i Fjerritslev har fået en gruppe borgere til at gå sammen om et initiativ, der skal skaffe læger til den nordjyske by bl.a. via en facebookgruppe og hjælp til bolig og integration.
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Udkantslæger: Differentieret basishonorar gør ingen forskel Overenskomstens differentierede basishonorar kommer ikke til at påvirke rekrutteringsmulighederne for de lægedækningstruede områder i landet, vurderer flere læger i udkantsområder.
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Grab an Xbox One S and 3 Games for $50 OffBundled games include the latest Destiny and Star Wars titles.
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After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico's Grid Needs a Complete OverhaulAllocating money to rebuild won’t be enough, experts say, unless the island can also rethink its entire energy strategy.
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Scientists decode the genome of fall armyworm, moth pest that is invading AfricaAs part of an international consortium, INRA researchers, in partnership with the CEA and INRIA , have sequenced one of the first genomes of a moth from the superfamily Noctuoidea: Spodoptera frugiperda, or armyworm. This crop pest – until now only known on the American continent – has become invasive in Africa since 2016. Published in Scientific Reports on 25 September 2017, this study opens up p
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Homeopathy Embarrassing to Integrative MedicineHomeopathy is the most embarrassing form of alternative medicine, and the easiest to refute. There has been long series of skeptical wins around the world over the past year - including University of California, Irvine's decision to scrub its mention from the homepage of its latest integrative medicine center. Hopefully, if we can keep up the pressure the trend will continue!
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Ingeniøren

4 argumenter for, at du lever i virtual reality – og 4 argumenter for, at det er noget våsElon Musk og stadigt flere andre Silicon Valley-teknologer mener, at du lever i en computersimulation. Her er en række argumenter for, hvorfor de måske har ret - eller måske er helt på afveje.
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The Atlantic

Caught in the Bankruptcy Feedback Loop Novasha Miller pushed through the revolving doors of the black glass tower on Jefferson Avenue last December and felt a rush of déjà vu. The building, conspicuous in Memphis’ modest skyline along the Mississippi River, looms over its neighbors. Then she remembered: Years ago, as a teenager, she’d accompanied her mother inside. Now she was 32, herself the mother of a teenager, and she was entering
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Researchers have a new twist on asymmetric catalysisThe team of Osaka and Iwate Medical University efficiently developed new and highly pure screw-shaped molecules for use in drug synthesis
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Emerging infectious disease threatens Darwin's frog with extinctionIconic species likely to be wiped-out by amphibian fungus, despite lack of obvious short-term evidence.
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How did dinosaurs evolve beaks and become birds? Scientists think they have the answerOnce you know that many dinosaurs had feathers, it seems much more obvious that they probably evolved into birds. But there's still a big question. How did a set of dinosaurian jaws with abundant teeth (think T. rex) turn into the toothless jaws of modern birds, covered by a beak? Two things had to happen in this transition, suppression of the teeth and growth of the beak. Now new fossil evidence
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Faster imaging at the nano levelTufts researchers have discovered a new, faster way to image materials at the nano level, an advance that could speed the detection of cancer and assist in the development of new high-tech materials.
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Forsker til Brinkmann: Du går glip af noget ved IKKE at spillePsykolog Svend Brinkmann var ivrig computerspiller som ung, men har droppet ”tidsspildet” som voksen. Spilforsker advarer om, at han så går glip af viden om vores samtid og kultur.
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Fake News Writer Found Dead In Suspected Prescription Drug Overdose Screenshot from a December 2016 segment on CNN featuring Paul Horner who defended his publication of wildly successful fake news articles as “satire” Paul Horner published some of the most popular fake news stories of the 2016 presidential election. Horner even said that he believes his deliberately false stories helped get President Trump elected. But the fake news writer reportedly had a histor
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The Atlantic

What Writers Can Learn From Goodnight Moon By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Colum McCann, George Saunders, Emma Donoghue, Michael Chabon, and more. Doug McLean Celeste Ng’s books feature the hallmarks of classic mystery novels—a crime to be solved, a roster of suspects, chilling details that aren’t quite what they seem. Her bestselling debut, Everythin
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Save $150 On Anker's Versatile, Portable Projector, Today Only Nebula Mars Projector , $449 Anker has long been our readers’ go-to manufacturer for inexpensive mobile phone accessories , but now they’re stretching their tentacles into higher-end markets, and you can save $150 on one of their most ambitious products to date , today only. Marketed under their Nebula home theater brand, the Mars Portable Cinema is a projector that you can take anywhere. Packing
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Tesla Model 3 isn't only affordable EV on marketThe Tesla Model 3 has captured the interest of both mainstream car buyers and electric vehicle enthusiasts alike. The Model 3's combination of sleek styling, long range and semiautonomous driving features gives the Model 3 an "it" factor that's hard to resist. But with a base price of $35,000, limited availability, and many of its most desirable features on the options list, the Model 3 isn't for
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Uber appeals UK court case on drivers' rightsUber appealed before a British employment tribunal on Wednesday against a ruling that would give its drivers official worker status, as the company also battles against a threatened ban in London.
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Science : NPR

Debt-Laden FEMA Is Slow To Act On Program That Buys Flooded Houses With the help of federal flood insurance, many homeowners will rebuild after disasters. Some properties already have flooded many times. It'd be cheaper to buy owners out, but that's not happening.
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Creating longer-lasting fuel cellsFuel cells could someday generate electricity for nearly any device that's battery-powered, including automobiles, laptops and cellphones. Typically using hydrogen as fuel and air as an oxidant, fuel cells are cleaner than internal combustion engines because they produce power via electrochemical reactions. Since water is their primary product, they considerably reduce pollution.
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Parker Solar Probe gets its revolutionary heat shieldOn Sept. 25, 2017, media were invited to see NASA's Parker Solar Probe in its flight configuration at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, where it is being built. The revolutionary heat shield that will protect the first spacecraft to fly directly into the Sun's atmosphere was installed for the first time on Sept. 21. This is the only time the spacecraft will have its the
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Ars Technica

Review: watchOS 4 breathes new life into fitness side of the Apple Watch Enlarge WatchOS 4 officially became available to all Apple Watch owners last week even if its release was overshadowed by the hype surrounding the Series 3 Apple Watch. The newest software update for Apple's wearable brings a decent amount of change, but it's not enough to make the Apple Watch feel like an entirely new machine. Some of the biggest new additions in watchOS 4 include a new vertical
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Ars Technica

Apple Watch Series 3 review: LTE comes with high monetary and mental costs Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) Ahead of Apple's September event, some things about the high-end iPhone X remained a mystery despite a lot of pre-event rumors regarding the $1,000-plus smartphone. On the other hand, the Apple Watch Series 3 proved entirely predictable—we knew its distinctive feature would be standalone LTE service. Wearables with LTE connectivity aren't new, but the feature
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Live Science

Giant Rodent: 18-Inch Rat Species DiscoveredA new species of rat, measuring 18 inches long, has been discovered in the South Pacific, the first time in 80 years a new rat species has been found there.
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1 in 3 older adults take something to help them sleep but many don't talk to their doctorsSleep doesn't come easily for nearly half of older Americans, and more than a third have resorted to some sort of medication to help them doze off at night, a new national poll finds. But most said they hadn't talked to their doctor about their sleep, even though more than a third said their sleep posed a problem. Half believe -- incorrectly -- that sleep problems just come naturally with age.
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Why The New York Times Should Grapple With Its Coverage of Hillary's Emails This week Jill Abramson, the estimable former executive editor of The New York Times , whom I’ve always admired and never criticized, contended that I had been “stoking” the idea that the NYT had a vendetta against Hillary Clinton. That is false. What I have argued, repeatedly during the campaign and most recently nine days ago in an item about Hillary Clinton’s new book, is that the Times very b
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Study credits students for money management skillsFrom buying smashed avocado for breakfast to splashing out on $4 cups of coffee, millennials have been getting a bad rap for their perceived lack of money management.
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Computer scientists address gap in messaging privacyResearchers have developed a solution to a longstanding problem in the field of end-to-end encryption, a technique that ensures that only sender and recipient can read a message.
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Science | The Guardian

Why do we run until it hurts? Researchers might have some answers During the Ultra Gobi in 2016, I felt more aware of my own body as it gradually disintegrated. According to scientists, this might be partly why I enjoyed it Why would anyone want to run 400km across a desert? It’s a good question and one that I confronted last year when I completed the Ultra Gobi , a single stage, self-navigated 250-mile footrace in China. This year I face an even harder questio
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The Self Driving Car Whiz Who Fell from GraceAnthony Levandowski's all-too-human behavior sits at the heart of Google’s self driving car lawsuit against Uber.
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The University of Rochester Sexual Harassment Case Is Complicated—And That's the PointSexual harassment investigations complicate the balance between privacy and accountability, especially when they go public.
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Bassel Khartabil: The Syrian Who Fought to the Death for a Free InternetBasel Khartabil hoped the internet would lead to a flowering of freedom and openness in Syria. Then he was arrested and imprisoned by the Assad regime.
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London's Bid to Ban Uber Shows Cities Still Have PowerBy denying Uber its license to operate, Transport for London showed political power can be marshaled against ridehailing companies.
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Image: OSIRIS-REx views the Earth during flybyA color composite image of Earth taken on Sept. 22 by the MapCam camera on NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. This image was taken just hours after the spacecraft completed its Earth Gravity Assist at a range of approximately 106,000 miles (170,000 kilometers).
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The Mediterranean Sea: incomparable wealth in steep declineAlong its 46,000km coastline, the Mediterranean Sea supports around 150 million people living along its shores. The report Reviving the Economy of the Mediterranean Sea: Actions for a sustainable future, launched today, shows that the Mediterranean Sea plays a fundamental role in the region's economy but that the sea's underlying natural asset base – which supports much of the economy and communit
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Live Science

Inhaled Toy Triggers 'Traffic Jam' in Lungs 40 Years LaterA 47-year-old British man who was being tested for lung cancer received some good, but unexpected, news...
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Mexico's road to recovery after quakes is far longer than it looksIn the span of just 11 days, Mexico was devastated by two major earthquakes that destroyed buildings and claimed lives across southern and central Mexico. The official death count was higher than 400 as of Sept. 24, but it will continue to climb as relief efforts turn from rescue work to the recovery of bodies buried in the rubble.
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Out of the ShadowArtists respond to the total solar eclipse -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Alzheimer's Disease Could Be Cured by Thousands of AmateursA game to crowdsource research for a cure for Alzheimer's disease is already treating one of its worst symptoms: helplessness.
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AI Cyber Security Could Stop HackersA startup founded by former spies uses machine learning to tackle the newest cyber security threats.
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Summer could be one long heatwave if temperatures rise by just 2CSummer in some parts of the world will become one long heatwave with a global temperature rise of just 2°C above pre-industrial levels, new research has found.
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Deep waters spiral upward around AntarcticaSince Captain James Cook's discovery in the 1770s that water encompassed the Earth's southern latitudes, oceanographers have been studying the Southern Ocean, its physics, and how it interacts with global water circulation and the climate.
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Live Science

Mourning Mom? Macaque Carries Daughter's Mummified Corpse for 4 WeeksIn a wildlife park in Italy, one macaque mother named Evalyne whose newborn died after just five days spent four weeks carrying around the infant's mummified remains, even cannibalizing the corpse.
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In Photos: Macaque Mother Cares For Mummified Corpse of DaughterAfter losing her newborn just five days after the little one was born, a macaque mother named Evalyne continued to care for the mummified remains for four weeks, even cannibalizing them.
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The City of Boston’s High-Tech Plan to Tackle Income InequalityA groundbreaking new project in the city of Boston could give cities powerful tools for fighting systemic racism.
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Mark Zuckerberg's Trust ProblemMark Zuckerberg needs to maintain his credibility. If he loses it, it'll pose an existential problem for Facebook.
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Solving the mystery of Pluto's giant blades of iceNASA's New Horizons mission revolutionized our knowledge of Pluto when it flew past that distant world in July 2015. Among its many discoveries were images of strange formations resembling giant knife blades of ice, whose origin had remained a mystery.
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Giant Tree-Dwelling, Coconut-Eating Rat Species DiscoveredThe finding was the result of years of searching for the elusive creature -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Atlantic

Swallowing Mercury Explores the Macabre Beauty of Childhood Wioletta Greg’s story begins with waiting. “A christening shawl decorated with periwinkle and yellowed asparagus fern hung in the window of our stone house for nearly two years,” her young narrator tells us. “It tempted me with a little rose tucked in its folds, and I would have used it as a blanket for my dolls, but my mother wouldn’t let me go near it.” The shawl, we learn, is “a memento” symbo
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