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The Ongoing, Quiet Repeal When Obamacare became law, many people didn’t know how it worked. Eight years later that’s still the case. As of February, one-third of Americans were unaware that it was the same thing as the Affordable Care Act. The effect was most pronounced among people under 30—which does not bode well for young people knowing how, when, and where to sign up for health care under the law. People of all ages
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Smart molecules trigger white blood cells to become better cancer-eating machinesA team of researchers has engineered smart protein molecules that can reprogram white blood cells to ignore a self-defense signaling mechanism that cancer cells use to survive and spread in the body. Researchers say the advance could lead to a new method of re-engineering immune cells to fight cancer and infectious diseases. The team successfully tested this method in a live cell culture system.
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Continental controls needed to maintain fightback against tree diseasesTighter controls on timber and plant movements into Europe are necessary to prevent further disastrous effects of plant diseases, a new study of the ash-dieback pathogen advises.
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We’re starting to see what arguments in the Waymo v. Uber trial will look like Enlarge / Anthony Levandowski, VP of engineering at Uber, speaking to reporters at the Uber Advanced Technologies Center on September 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (credit: ANGELO MERENDINO/AFP/Getty Images ) SAN FRANCISCO—At a hearing that stretched for more than four hours yesterday, lawyers for Waymo and Uber hammered out the final rules that will govern what evidence is presented in t
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Accused NSA leaker was angry over Fox News always being on in the office Enlarge / Accused NSA leaker Reality Leigh Winner. The NSA might have all sorts of high-tech methods to prevent and sniff out internal leaks. But sometimes all it takes is a pair of pantyhose to steal highly sensitive, classified information. Consider how the agency was able to pin down an alleged leaker of a classified intelligence report , published by The Intercept, that said Russian military
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No one wants another H-bomb test in the Pacific Military To avoid reliving the worst of the Cold War, the United States needs to relearn deterrence North Korea raised the possibility of testing a nuclear weapon in the Pacific, which is a risk no one wants to accept.
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New Equifax CEO: Sorry for the hack and bad customer serviceEquifax, under pressure from a massive data breach, is apologizing and trying again to make amends to consumers. Its new interim CEO—installed this week after the previous chief executive announced his retirement—offered his "sincere and total apology" to the customers impacted, in an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal.
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Ikea Just Bought… TaskRabbit? It sort of makes sense. Swedish flatpack furniture giant Ikea just acquired American labor on demand startup TaskRabbit. As some have pointed out, Ikea just bought a company that already employs people to build its own furniture. Makes sense! As first reported by Recode’s Kara Swisher and Theodore Schleifer, the acquisition will mean that Ikea will start offering TaskRabbit services in the United
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Thank God for Star Trek: The Next Generation All images: CBS/Paramount Last year, Star Trek celebrated its 50th anniversary. Today, Star Trek: The Next Generation turns 30. And while the original series is where it all began, modern Trek owes everything to TNG . The Next Generation proved that Star Trek was more than just the adventures of a certain group of characters, but an entire universe. The question of whether you can do Star Trek wi
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The Google Assistant comes to Android TV, starting with the Nvidia Shield The Google Assistant is rolling out to one more form factor, as Google announced today that Android TV is finally getting its flagship voice command system. For now, it's only on one device, the Nvidia Shield TV, but Google has said it's also coming to the Sony Bravia TV line in "the coming months." If you're wondering why the service isn't debuting on a Google-made Android TV device, it's becaus
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Generating terahertz radiation from water makes 'the impossible, possible'Optics professor Xi-Cheng Zhang has worked for nearly a decade to solve a scientific puzzle. "Figuring out how to generate terahertz waves from liquid water is a fundamental breakthrough because water is such an important element in the human body and on Earth."
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Students know about learning strategies -- but don't use themResearchers find that university students have high levels of knowledge about self-regulated learning strategies, but many students don't use them. Specific training on how and when to use these techniques could help more students to maximize their academic potential.
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Over a quarter of workers 'too busy' to drink coffee at work, European survey revealsA new survey covering six European countries has revealed that over a quarter of workers are too busy for a coffee break in the office. Workers associated coffee and short breaks with increased productivity, however 29 percent said that they didn't have time or were too busy to drink coffee at work.The findings suggest that workers may be less productive as a result.
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The Atlantic

More Photos of the Crisis in Puerto Rico Eight days after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico with devastating force, some relief and supplies are beginning to arrive in the capital of San Juan. However, the Associated Press reports that many on the island are “still waiting for help from anyone from the federal or Puerto Rican government. But the scope of the devastation is so broad, and the relief effort so concentrated in San Juan, th
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Generating terahertz radiation from water makes 'the impossible, possible'Xi-Cheng Zhang has worked for nearly a decade to solve a scientific puzzle that many in the research community believed to be impossible: producing terahertz waves—a form of electromagnetic radiation in the far infrared frequency range—from liquid water.
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TV-gadget maker Roku climbs after IPO raises $219MShares of Roku, an early player in streaming-video gadgets, are soaring after its initial public offering of stock raised $219 million.
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No assembly required? Ikea to buy services site TaskRabbitIkea is making moves so you don't have to assemble a sofa or bookcase yourself.
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Europe plans Sentinel satellite expansionThe process begins of scoping new spacecraft for the Sentinel Earth observation network.
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Der er to storfavoritter til årets Nobelpriser og tre danske outsidereI næste uge offentliggøres navnene på årets modtagere af de naturvidenskabelige Nobelpriser. I lighed med med tidligere år giver Jens Ramskov her sit bud på, hvem der er favoritter til at løbe med hæderen.
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Bed bugs are trying to get into your dirty laundryLike a pining lover, bed bugs will seek out your smell and snuggle up to your worn clothes when you are not around, researchers said Thursday.
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New ‘Chemical Surgery’ Technique Repairs Mutations in Human Embryos Image: AP For the first time, a research team from China used a new technique to fix a blood disorder in human embryos. The scientists performed “chemical surgery”—a procedure that rewrites errors in genetic code instead of snapping and replacing strands of faulty DNA, which is the central strategy employed by the CRISPR gene editing system. The early results look promising, but this technology i
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How to enhance refugee advocacy in four hours: researchEducation researcher Nadia Naffi, made a promising discovery when she adapted cutting-edge interview techniques traditionally used in constructivist psychology as part of her ongoing study of how social media shapes young people's attitudes toward refugees.
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Study unlocks why public appeals may fall flat with some would-be donorsIt has long puzzled fundraisers why, in any appeal, some people will eagerly jump in with the throng while others equally passionate about the cause will reject the same pitch.
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Is Magic Leap Having a Nervous Breakdown or Making an Announcement? Image Source: Magic Leap Magic Leap hasn’t had much good news to announce in, well, pretty much ever. But maybe that’s about to change? On Wednesday, the super-secretive, heavily funded mixed reality startup scrubbed its website of the eye-popping concept videos its known for. In their place, the company has uploaded a minimal redesign filled with Easter eggs apparently intended to remind us of t
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Necessity is indeed mother of invention—regardless of resources, study showsPrevious studies have shown that a lack of resources stifles innovation—that people in the U.S. and around the world who live in resource-scarce environments are unable to be innovative and make an impact.
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Soledad O’Brien on the Power of Showing Up Soledad O’Brien worked for years to become one of America’s most recognizable broadcasters, at NBC and CNN. And then she made an abrupt career change. In 2011, she created a production company, Starfish Media Group, that makes documentaries and TV shows. Having worked as a journalist, O’Brien knew plenty about media and storytelling, but she says that it was critical that she sought out guidance
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Study unlocks why public appeals may fall flat with some would-be donorsTo give or not to give: sometimes the answer is in the question, researchers into human behaviour and charitable giving have found. The study, led by a researcher from Western University in Canada, suggests that sometimes the 'ask' needs to suit the potential donors' sense of independence or interdependence.
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GoPro Just Upgraded the Brains of Its Best Camera With the Hero6 [Updated] You know the old adage, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts.” That’s just what GoPro is banking on with its new flagship camera, the $500 Hero6. Physically, it looks identical to last year’s Hero5 Black , and that’s not a bad thing. Under the hood, though, there’s a hell of a lot more power. For starters, it’s the first time GoPro has developed and used its own specialized processor, the GP1,
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Popping bubbles: Surfactants have surprising effect on nanobubble stabilityNanobubbles have recently gained popularity for their unique properties and expansive applications. Their large surface area and high stability in saturated liquids make nanobubbles ideal candidates for food science, medicine and environmental advancements. Nanobubbles also have long lifetimes of hours or days, and greater applicability than traditional macrobubbles, which typically only last for
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Study provides first estimate of total US population with felony convictionsNew research led by a University of Georgia sociologist on the growth in the scope and scale of felony convictions finds that, as of 2010, 3 percent of the total U.S. population and 15 percent of the African-American male population have served time in prison. People with felony convictions more broadly account for 8 percent of the overall population and 33 percent of the African-American male pop
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Is the Jones Act Waiver All Politics? As recovery efforts in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico continue, the Trump administration has reversed course, deciding to temporarily waive a century-old law that requires cargo between U.S. ports be carried by American-flagged and-crewed ships. Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security said it didn’t expect to waive the Jones Act, but White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders sai
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China Gets a Little Tougher With North Korea China has ordered the closure of North Korean companies operating inside the country within 120 days of the September 12 UN sanctions imposed on Kim Jong Un’s regime, the Commerce Ministry announced Thursday. The ministry also said Chinese joint ventures with North Koreans or North Korean companies would be closed, but didn’t provide a timeframe. The measures, which come weeks after China’s centr
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Marvel's Superheroes Are on Hookup Apps and Hate It Just Like Everyone Else Image: Marvel Comics Comic book relationships have always been kind of cheesy, charming throwbacks to the good old days when people married their high school sweethearts or had random meet-cutes, like, on the subway. While those things do still happen, dating in the 21st century means that you’re probably on an app, and the same is now true in comics, too. It was only a matter of time before the
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Study provides first estimate of total US population with felony convictionsNew research led by a University of Georgia sociologist on the growth in the scope and scale of felony convictions finds that, as of 2010, 3 percent of the total US population and 15 percent of the African-American male population have served time in prison. People with felony convictions more broadly account for 8 percent of the overall population and 33 percent of the African-American male popul
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Successful correction of genetic mutation in stem cells offers promise for lung diseasesFor the first time, researchers have developed a way to coax pluripotent stem cells into a specific type of mature lung cell called 'alveolar epithelial type II cells' (AEC2s) and to correct a mutant gene whose dysfunction in these cells is known to cause respiratory distress in infants.
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How brain develops before birth is tightly controlled by RNA modificationA chemical tag added to RNA during embryonic development regulates how the early brain grows. When this development goes awry, problems happen and may cause psychiatric disorders in people.
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How do we sense moonlight? Daylight? There's a cell for thatReporting in today's Cell, neuroscientists at Boston Children's Hospital describe an unexpected way that we sense the overall degree of illumination in our environment. They found that neurons in the retina of the eye divvy up the job, with particular neurons tuned to different ranges of light intensity.
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Study splits incurable childhood brain tumors into 10 new diseasesScientists have found that deadly childhood brain tumors are actually 10 different diseases that should each be diagnosed and treated based on their specific genetic faults. The major new study has important implications for treatment, since personalizing care for each type of brain tumor is likely to be much more effective than grouping them all together as one.
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Can a pumpkin-shaped molecule bring a different ending to 'Breaking Bad'?A cheap, sensitive, real-time meth and amphetamine drug detector wristband connected to a smartphone app could become the new alcohol breathalyzer.
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For boys at risk of psychopathy, laughter isn't so contagiousFor most people, laughter is highly contagious. It's nearly impossible to hear or see someone laughing and not feel the urge to join in. But researchers reporting in Current Biology on Sept. 28 have new evidence to show that boys at risk of developing psychopathy when they become adults don't have that same urge.
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In people with OCD, actions are at odds with beliefsThe repeated behaviors that characterize obsessive-compulsive disorder are a manifestation of an underlying brain dysfunction that is not yet well understood. Now, in a study in Neuron, scientists in the UK report the use of a mathematical model that they say will help them get at the root of what causes OCD. They find that people with OCD develop an internal, accurate sense of how things work but
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Speedy urine test for amphetamines sends results via appResearchers in Korea have developed a wireless sensor and a smartphone app that can detect the presence of speed in a drop of human urine in seconds. The prototype device is also portable enough to be worn as a bracelet, has unprecedented sensitivity for amphetamines with low risk for false-positive results, and costs about $50 to produce. They present their proof-of-concept design Sept. 28 in the
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Why the First Drawings of Neurons Were Defaced Working alone at the turn of the 20th century in Spain, Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934) ventured into science as both an artist and a pathologist, and became the first person to see a neuron. Working by gaslight, he made thin slices of brain tissue and subjected them to the same silver-nitrate chemistry he used to capture images on photographic plates. Peering through a microscope at the silve
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Speedy urine test for amphetamines sends results via appResearchers in Korea have developed a wireless sensor and a smartphone app that can detect the presence of speed in a drop of human urine in seconds. The prototype device is also portable enough to be worn as a bracelet, has unprecedented sensitivity for amphetamines with low risk for false-positive results, and costs about $50 to produce. They present their proof-of-concept design September 28 in
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Interior Department to Overhaul Obama’s Sage Grouse Protection PlanThe agency will consider allowing grazing and mineral leasing within the protected Western habitat of the greater sage grouse.
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Acculturation may be a predictor of psychological birth trauma adolescent Latina momsAcculturation may play a key role in psychological birth trauma among young Latina mothers, according to a study by a researcher at the University of Texas at Arlington's College of Nursing and Health Innovation.
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Popping bubbles: Surfactants have surprising effect on nanobubble stabilityThe stability of nanobubbles is well understood, but the mechanisms causing their eventual destabilization are still in question. Using molecular dynamics simulations, researchers in China explored the effect of surfactants -- components that lower surface tension -- on the stabilization of nanobubbles. They report their findings on the surprising mechanisms of destabilization for both soluble and
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Highly virulent bacterium causes rampant caries in some childrenResearchers at Umeå University in Sweden have made a novel discovery connecting highly variant types of the caries bacterium Streptococcus mutans and their adhesive function to children with rampant caries and increased risk of dental caries. The results, which can lead to a better way of identifying high-risk patients and treat their caries, are published in the journal EBioMedicine.
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ECDC study: Nearly 1 in 6 new HIV diagnoses in Europe are among people over 50A study published in The Lancet HIV showed that while the rate of newly reported HIV cases in Europe remained steady in younger people between 2004 and 2015, it increased by 2 percent each year overall in older people. With around 30,000 newly diagnosed HIV infections reported each year over the last decade, the HIV epidemic remains a significant public health problem in the 31 countries of the Eu
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Fluorine-containing molecules from cell culturesNatural organic compounds that contain fluorine are rare because living organisms -- with a few exceptions -- do not produce them. American scientists have now genetically engineered a microbial host for organofluorine metabolism, allowing it to produce a fluoridated intermediate known as a diketide. As reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the diketide could then be used as a monomer for the
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Medical device recall rates linked to frequency of FDA inspector rotations says new studyMedical device manufacturing plants in the US can experience 100 fewer product recalls per year, or a decrease of 20 percent, if the FDA investigators who inspect these plants are placed on a rotating schedule, according to a new study in the INFORMS journal Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.
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How to enhance refugee advocacy in 4 hoursEducation researcher Nadia Naffi, made a promising discovery when she adapted cutting-edge interview techniques traditionally used in constructivist psychology as part of her ongoing study of how social media shapes young people's attitudes toward refugees.
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Thursday's Top Deals: Raspberry Pi 3, Robot Vacuum, FoodSaver, Resistance Band Gold Box, and More Check out Thursday’s top deals including Raspberry Pi , a robot vacuum , Tesla lighter , a FoodSaver , and fitness-themed Amazon Gold Box . Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. TOP TECH DEALS Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit , $40 with code NQSP6XGS Update : Sold out You can seemingly build just about anything with a Raspberry Pi, including your own miniature game console
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Workplace robots have had little impact on jobs in GermanyWe’re often told that robots are after our jobs, but an analysis of 20 years of automation in Germany has found that robots can’t be blamed for job losses
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Would ‘good gluten’ foods work for people who eat gluten-free?Bread made from genetically modified wheat that lacks some glutens has been found safe for people with gluten sensitivity in a very small trial
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Disposable sensor could report when food isn’t fresh Researchers have created a small, thin, biodegradable sensor that could monitor the temperature of food in transit. Microsensors are already used in many different applications today, such as the detection of poisonous gases. They are also part of miniaturized transmitter/receiver systems, such as the ubiquitous RFID chips. As the sensors often contain precious metals that are harmful to both the
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Politics Is Making Puerto Rico's Problems Harder All photos: AP Nearly a week after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, President Trump finally waived the Jones Act for the island, allowing more emergency supplies reach the battered territory’s shores. The World War I-era law prevented foreign-owned ships from delivering their goods for days, leaving Puerto Rico without enough food, water, and fuel. And that’s only the beginning of th
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Viden

Mindfuld cyborg indsamler data om sig selv på over 700 måderVi skal bruge teknologien til at blive bedre mennesker og mere medfølende væsner, mener selverklæret cyborg. Han kalder det "digital balance".
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UTA study says zinc can halt the growth of cancer cellsZinc supplements can significantly inhibit the proliferation of esophageal cancer cells, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Texas at Arlington researcher.
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Necessity is indeed mother of invention -- regardless of resources, study showsResearch by Dean Shepherd argues that people who live in extremely resource poor environments can also be highly innovative in a different way and provide benefits to a range of people through creative problem solving.
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Uncovering why psoriasis recursNew research by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Rockefeller University helps address a longstanding question about the inflammatory skin condition psoriasis: Why do skin lesions that have resolved with therapy recur in the same locations after a patient stops using topical steroids?
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Why Does Sweden Have So Many Start-Ups? STOCKHOLM—This is a high-tax, high-spend country, where employees receive generous social benefits and ample amounts of vacation time. Economic orthodoxy would suggest the dynamics of a welfare state like Sweden would be detrimental to entrepreneurship: Studies have found that the more a country’s government spends per capita, the smaller the number of start-ups it tends to have per worker—the id
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German police arrest another Audi employee over 'dieselgate'German prosecutors on Thursday said they had arrested a second employee of luxury carmaker Audi as part of a probe into parent company Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal.
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Disney Releases Vintage EPCOT Video From Before the Park Opened in 1982 GIF I’ve seen a lot of EPCOT concept art in my day. But a new video released by Disney has some behind-the-scenes shots that I’ve never seen before, including scale models of everything from the Horizons attraction ( RIP ) to the countries of the World Showcase. It’s all pretty cool. The video, titled “The Dream Called EPCOT,” ran on a loop at the “EPCOT Preview Center” in the Magic Kingdom durin
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Delivery by drone: Switzerland tests it in populated areasDrones will help deliver toothbrushes, deodorant and smartphones to Swiss homes this fall as part of a pilot project, the first of its kind over a densely populated area.
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New gene editor used to fix disease in embryos: studyChinese scientists used an adapted version of a controversial gene-editing technique to correct a disease-causing mutation in human embryos, a medical first cautiously hailed by other experts Thursday.
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Unexpected surprise: A final image from RosettaScientists analysing the final telemetry sent by Rosetta immediately before it shut down on the surface of the comet last year have reconstructed one last image of its touchdown site.
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Parkinson's disease involves degeneration of the olfactory systemScientists discover the anatomical link for the loss of smell in Parkinson's disease.
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How Hugh Hefner Commercialized Sex In 1953, Hugh Hefner was living out a stereotypical version of the American Dream. At the age of 27, he had a job (as a cartoonist and copywriter), a wife, and a baby daughter. As Elizabeth Fraterrigo notes in her 2009 book Playboy and the Making of the Good Life in Modern America , Hefner’s home life was so picture-perfect that it was photographed for a two-page story in the Chicago Daily News.
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Houston Woman Dies From 'Flesh-Eating Bacteria' Left Behind by Hurricane Harvey Photo: AP Flood waters are receding in Houston after the historic rainfall from Hurricane Harvey earlier this month. But the water itself was not the only threat. Flooding breached dozens of waste treatment centers, sending a deluge of bacteria throughout the city. The New York Times reports on the victims of the bacterial spread , including an elderly woman who contracted a rare, “gruesome and o
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Printed meds could reinvent pharmacies, drug researchA technology that can print pure, ultra-precise doses of drugs onto a wide variety of surfaces could one day enable on-site printing of custom-dosed medications at pharmacies, hospitals and other locations.
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Study finds driving speed affected when a driver's mind 'wanders'Research from North Carolina State University finds that driving speed fluctuates more when a driver's mind wanders from focusing on the act of driving - and that the outside environment influences how often a driver's mind wanders.
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Small scale energy harvesters show large scale impactThe production of nano-scale devices has drastically increased with the rise in technological applications, yet a major drawback to the functionality of nano-sized systems is the need for an equally small energy resource.
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Puerto Ricans Could Be Newest U.S. Climate RefugeesHurricane Maria will trigger profound demographic changes for Puerto Rico​ -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Researchers Are First to Edit Human Embryos With Tiniest of Genetic Snips
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Ars Technica

New casino game lets you bet real money on Pac-Man Back in like the 1890s, a slot machine was probably the coolest entertainment device anyone had ever seen. In 2017, though, despite a lot of advances in slot technology, those flashy one-armed bandits just aren't drawing in "the youngs" who all have access to both Candy Crush Saga and Internet porn on a magical device in their pockets. To try to fight back, casino owners are turning to purely ski
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Some cool examples of what big data can and can't do in cog sci drawn from the book Everybody Lies. submitted by /u/markmana [link] [comments]
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Paper: Don't rely on mixed messages to change health behaviorsSelf-improvement messages to lose weight, quit smoking or eat more fruits and vegetables can fall on deaf ears if the intervention message is mixed, says new research from U. of I. psychology professor Dolores Albarracin.
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Immeasurable hardiness of characterThe Grit Scale questionnaire has gained popularity over the past decade, not only in research but also in practical psychology and in employee selection. Researchers at Higher School of Economics have found a way to prove that 'grit' is not a single personality trait and the Grit Scale measures two independent constructs. Their findings are published in the European Journal of Psychological Assess
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Fever during labor may present risk to motherA new Tel Aviv University study finds a link between the duration of fever during labor and maternal complications.
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New triage tool helps doctors save lives when resources are most limitedAn international team of researchers has developed a simple way for healthcare providers to quickly identify and prioritize patients at the greatest risk of death.
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Printed meds could reinvent pharmacies, drug researchA technology that can print pure, ultra-precise doses of drugs onto a wide variety of surfaces could one day enable on-site printing of custom-dosed medications at pharmacies, hospitals and other locations.
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What to Expect From Google's Big Pixel 2 Event on October 4th Image: Google Even though it feels like we’re still processing all of Apple’s latest devices and announcements , it’s time to switch gears and prepare for what’s coming on the other side of of the smartphone divide. That’s because Google’s big fall event is less than a week a way, and it’s going to have important news for anyone who cares about Android, smartphones, Chromebooks and anything else
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Teachers report weaker bonds with students of color Teachers say that they have weaker relationships with children of immigrants and teens of color, a new study has found. “Teachers’ relationships are hugely important for all students, but particularly so for groups that are marginalized. Yet, the students who could most benefit from relationships with their teachers are the ones that have the least access to strong teacher-student relationships,”
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American Made Is a Super Cynical Crime Caper “It’s not a felony if you’re doing it for the good guys,” blares the tagline on the poster for American Made , Tom Cruise’s freewheeling new caper of a film about the life of Barry Seal. It’s the kind of sentiment Hollywood loves to celebrate—a rebel breaking the rules for an important cause, or even a patriotic one, as Seal did working off the books for the CIA. What better casting could there b
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Dopamine is NOT your brain’s reward chemicalDopamine is NOT your brain’s reward chemical. Or rather, dopamine is not JUST your brain’s reward chemical, nor is it your brain’s ONLY reward chemical.
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Beyond Bleach: Mold Is a Long-Term Problem after Flood and DisastersThe fungus can grow, undetected, in just a couple days -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New Equifax CEO offers “sincere and total apology” to consumers Enlarge (credit: Smith Collection/Gado via Getty Images) Equifax's new CEO is very sorry. "On behalf of Equifax , I want to express my sincere and total apology to every consumer affected by our recent data breach," Paulino do Rego Barros Jr. wrote in an open letter published by the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday afternoon. "We didn’t live up to expectations." Equifax has a lot to apologize for
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iOS lækker brugers lokations-historik gennem billeders metadata En Apple-app med adgang til en iPhones billede-bibliotek, kan også aflæse, hvor billedet er taget. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/ios-laekker-brugers-lokations-historik-gennem-billeders-metadata-1081164 Version2
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Parents of teen daughters more likely to divorce Strained relationships between parents and daughters can bring couples to a breaking point, research suggests. The good news is that it only lasts through the teenage years. A new study of more than two million marriages in the Netherlands over 10 years shows that divorce risks increase with children’s ages until they reach adulthood—with parents of teenage daughters at slightly greater risk. How
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The warmth and wisdom of mud buildings | Anna Heringer"There are a lot of resources given by nature for free -- all we need is our sensitivity to see them and our creativity to use them," says architect Anna Heringer. Heringer uses low-tech materials like mud and bamboo to create structures from China to Switzerland, Bangladesh and beyond. Visit an awe-inspiring school, an elegant office and cozy social spaces -- all built from natural materials -- i
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Tracking the body's mini-shuttlesThe development of a new technique for labelling the body's own transporters -- exosomes -- could have long term benefits in the treatment of life-threatening medical conditions, including cancer.
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Computer model showed an optimal anti-amyloid treatmentOne must activate amyloid degradation as soon as possible to prevent the appearance of the protein plaques in brain under Alzheimer's conditions. This conclusion was reached by scientists from the biotechnology company InSysBio, who created the first computer model of the disease. The final part of the work has been recently published in CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology.
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Study finds driving speed affected when a driver's mind 'wanders'Research finds that driving speed fluctuates more when a driver's mind wanders from focusing on the act of driving - and that the outside environment influences how often a driver's mind wanders.
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Being a jerk at work doesn’t pay off for long Bosses who are jerks to their employees may improve their well-being, but only for a little while, new research suggests. Bullying and belittling employees starts to take its toll on a supervisor’s mental state after about a week, according to the study in the Academy of Management Journal . “The moral of the story is that although abuse may be helpful and even mentally restorative for supervisor
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Is it Possible to Be Scared to Death? A couple weeks ago, along with more than $270,000,000 worth of other Americans, I saw the movie It. As is the case with most horror movies I see, I wasn’t as scared as I hoped to be. At least, I wasn’t especially frightened by the clown Pennywise himself. What did frighten me was the notion that fear itself—what Pennywise ultimately represents—could kill. I may not scare easily in a movie theater
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Beauty Subscription Service Birchbox Doesn't Seem to Give a Shit About Your Privacy [Updated] Photo: Getty A monthly box of personalized beauty products may sound like a nice gift if you don’t have time to shop or if you suffer from decision fatigue, but opting in to receive a box of sample-sized junk shouldn’t come with the risk of getting doxed. A Consumerist report revealed that when you get someone a Birchbox gift card or subscription, the company will share the recipient’s mailing ad
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Frysetørret koppevaccine fra Bavarian skal ruste USA mod terrorDanske Bavarian har fået hul på det amerikanske marked med en potent vaccine, der også virker på immunsvækkede personer. I Danmark har vi kun den gamle slags.
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How cells come back from the brink of death Researchers have discovered how cells can come back from the brink of death, and have outlined the cellular process called anastasis. Building on earlier work showing that cells can recover from near death, researchers have now shown that anastasis, a Greek word meaning “rising to life,” is an active process with two distinguishable stages. “We knew already that cells need to transcribe new genes
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We faced abuse for asking people to kill wasps for science – here's why it was worthwhileWhen we launched a citizen science project earlier this year, we didn't expect to get in so much trouble.
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Vejret er lige så skidt for humøret som terrorDet er rigtigt nok. Vejret påvirker vores humør. Ny forskning viser, at dårligt vejr påvirker humøret lige så meget som terror og naturkatastrofer.
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How do zebrafish develop their stripes?A Cardiff University mathematician has thrown new light on the longstanding mystery of how zebrafish develop the distinctive striped patterns on their skin.
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Small scale energy harvesters show large scale impactThe production of nano-scale devices has drastically increased with the rise in technological applications, yet a major drawback to the functionality of nano-sized systems is the need for an equally small energy resource. To address this, researchers in Iran have been modeling new piezoelectric energy harvester technology at the nano-scale level. In their article, published this week in AIP Advanc
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How America's Vision of Progressive Tax Reform Died After his losing effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, President Trump is now moving on to “tax reform.” On Wednesday, he unveiled the outlines of his fiscal package, which will include slashing the corporate income tax rate from 35 to 20 percent, lower the top income tax rate from 39.6 to 35 percent, doubling the standard deduction for individual taxpayer, and increasing the lowe
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Seeing More Service Dogs Lately? Why Fake Support Animals Are on the Rise If a passenger claims a pooch is a service dog, there’s nothing much anyone can demand by way of proof. Read More
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Ny professor i kræftbehandling på Aarhus Universitetshospital Karen-Lise Garm Spindler er tiltrådt som klinisk professor på Aarhus Universitet og Aarhus Universitetshospital.
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Deadspin High School Football Team Takes Oxy Before Game, Forfeits Entire Season | Jezebel Playboy F Deadspin High School Football Team Takes Oxy Before Game, Forfeits Entire Season | Jezebel Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner Dies at 91 | The Root Southwest Airline Passenger Forcibly Removed From Flight After Stating Dog Allergies | Splinter Trump Is Taking His NFL Feud to a New Level of Racism | Earther Endangered Right Whales Are Dying at a Terrifying Rate—Here’s How to Stop It |
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Fluorine-containing molecules from cell culturesNatural organic compounds that contain fluorine are rare because living organisms—with a few exceptions—do not produce them. American scientists have now genetically engineered a microbial host for organofluorine metabolism, allowing it to produce a fluoridated intermediate known as a diketide. As reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie, the diketide could then be used as a monomer for the in vi
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Invention could avert disaster on railroad crossingsThe damsel in distress, tied up and left on the railroad tracks, is one of the oldest and most clichéd cinema tropes.
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Scientists create endocytosis on demand by 'hotwiring' cellsA solution to the problem of creating endocytosis on demand is being compared to 'hotwiring' a car.
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Smaller class sizes don’t always boost learning We tend to believe that smaller class sizes mean better education, but is that actually the case? The research is “surprisingly unsettled,” says Michael Gilraine, assistant professor of economics at New York University. In the 90-second video above, Gilraine explains why. Watch: What we learn by tracking gifted kids for 45 years Diverse lunch buddies may boost middle school grades Source: NYU The
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Ann Leckie's New Novel, 'Provenance,' Turns Interplanetary Art Into MysteryThe 'Ancillary Justice' author is back with a new book—and a new set of questions to grapple with.
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Pornhub's New Accessibility Features Make Life Easier For Blind VisitorsWith a suite of new features, Pornhub has done more for accessibility for the blind and visually impaired than most other sites of any kind.
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See the World Through the Eyes of Your PhoneA new art exhibition takes the data from your phone and translates it into dynamic visualizations.
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Abusive bosses experience short-lived benefitsBeing a jerk to your employees may actually improve your well-being, but only for a short while, suggests new research on abusive bosses co-authored by a Michigan State University business scholar.
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Bursting with starbirthThis oddly-shaped galactic spectacle is bursting with brand new stars. The pink fireworks in this image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope are regions of intense star formation, triggered by a cosmic-scale collision. The huge galaxy in this image, NGC 4490, has a smaller galaxy in its gravitational grip and is feeling the strain.
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Traditional gender roles are still prevalent among early kindergarten studentsTraditional gender roles are still prevalent in ECEC. This is the conclusion of a study based on the work experience observations of kindergarten pupils on the ECEC teacher training course at the University of Stavanger.
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Amazon Is All-Out to Fill Your Home with AI Assistants Before Its Competition Can
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Scientists create endocytosis on demand by 'hotwiring' cellsA solution to the problem of creating endocytosis on demand is being compared to 'hotwiring' a car.A team at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, has managed to trigger clathrin-mediated endocytosis in the lab.
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Abusive bosses experience short-lived benefitsBeing a jerk to your employees may actually improve your well-being, but only for a short while, suggests new research on abusive bosses co-authored by a Michigan State University business scholar.
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Bursting with starbirthThis oddly shaped galactic spectacle is bursting with brand new stars. The pink fireworks in this image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope are regions of intense star formation, triggered by a cosmic-scale collision. The huge galaxy in this image, NGC 4490, has a smaller galaxy in its gravitational grip and is feeling the strain.
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Scientists from RUDN University have analyzed the chemical bonds that shape proteinsAn international group of scientists including visiting foreign professor from RUDN University Kamran Makhmudov has analyzed chemical bonds in proteins based on sulfur and other elements from the 16th group of the periodic table. Such atoms are called chalcogenes and the studied bonds are known as chalcogen bonds.
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September Scythe Marathon: Results Sweet: the September Scythe Marathon is complete at 18 hours and 40 minutes. Nicely done, one and all, with a big thank you to our Scythes for their stellar performance! We’ll be renaming the cell next week after Happy Hour. We’ll see you then… and at our next marathon!
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China delays electric car quota until 2019China announced Thursday that it would delay until 2019 the enactment of a quota requiring automakers to produce a minimum number of electric cars after some foreign firms and Germany raised concerns.
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This $179 Robotic Vacuum Is Also a Robotic Mop ECOVACS DEEBOT M80 , $179 with code 2RY3KW8O If you think it’s cool that you can buy a robot to vacuum your floors for $179, how would you feel if I told you this one mopped too ? The ECOVACS DEEBOT M80 has all the accoutrements you’d expect from a mid-tier robotic vacuum, including a motorized brush roll, scheduling, and even Wi-Fi, plus one you wouldn’t: an optional mopping system. If you want
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Dansk Energi: Vind og sol gør ikke kraftværker overflødigeKraftværkernes brancheorganisation, Dansk Energi, påpeger, at termiske kraftværker stadig bliver beordret i drift mange gange hvert år for at sikre elforsyningen.
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Bad news: Bed bugs like the smell of your dirty laundry Animals And other horrifying facts. Bed bugs are tiny, flightless creatures that live only in crevices, but that have somehow managed to spread around almost the entire planet.
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Beams of light could sort ‘lefty’ and ‘righty’ molecules Left- and right-handed versions of molecules can be hard to tell apart but can have devastatingly different effects. Scientists are developing an optical filter to sort these molecules, which could lead to purer and safer drugs and agrichemicals. Depending on the handedness, or chirality, the molecule limonene smells like oranges or turpentine, ibuprofen can be four times more potent, and thalido
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Chimpanzees can learn how to use tools without observing othersNew observations have lead researchers to believe that chimpanzees can use tools spontaneously to solve a task, without needing to watch others first.
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Did rapid sea-level rise drown fossil coral reefs around Hawaii?Investigations to predict changes in sea levels and their impacts on coastal systems are a step closer, as a result of international collaboration between the University of Sydney and researchers from Japan, Spain, and the United States.
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Where are we at? The Square Kilometre ArrayThe low-down on the largest telescope in the world.
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Did rapid sea-level rise drown fossil coral reefs around Hawaii?Investigations to predict changes in sea levels and their impacts on coastal systems are a step closer, as a result of international collaboration between the University of Sydney and researchers from Japan, Spain, and the United States.
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Delayed diagnosis, not gender, affects women's treatment for heart diseaseWomen with heart disease typically receive less complete surgical revascularization with arterial grafts than men do, but not because of gender bias. Instead, factors such as delayed diagnosis of coronary artery disease in women may contribute to the differences in treatment, according to a new study published online today in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
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Chimpanzees can learn how to use tools without observing othersNew observations have lead researchers to believe that chimpanzees can use tools spontaneously to solve a task, without needing to watch others first.
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Mapping the thylacine's mysterious loss from mainlandAncient DNA extracted from fossil bones and museum specimens has shed new light on the mysterious loss of the Tasmanian tiger (thylacine) from Australia's mainland.
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Biodegradable microsensors for food monitoringA new generation of microsensors could provide the vital link between food products and the Internet of Things. ETH researchers have developed an ultra-thin temperature sensor that is both biocompatible and biodegradable.
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Women with suspected HPV adverse effects more often suffered from psychiatric disordersNew research from Aarhus University shows that women who are referred to an HPV center more often have had psychiatric medicine prescribed or been hospitalized for psychiatric conditions up to five years before they received the vaccine.
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Medication that treats parasite infection also has anti-cancer effectResearchers in Japan and the United States find ivermectin, a drug used to kill parasites, suppresses tumor development in epithelial ovarian cancer
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The 1-good-neighbor diagnosability of alternating group graph networksMany multiprocessor systems have interconnection networks as underlying topologies and an interconnection network is usually represented by a graph where nodes represent processors and links represent communication links between processors.
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Early babies face lifelong fitness risksBabies born even a few weeks early are more likely to have poor physical fitness throughout life, University of Queensland researchers have found.Associate Professor Isabel Ferreira from the School of Public Health said babies delivered between 37 and 38 weeks had a 57 percent higher risk of poor cardiorespiratory fitness throughout their life compared with babies born at 39 to 42 weeks.
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Study confirms large earthquakes along Olympic Mountain faultsA comprehensive study of faults along the north side of the Olympic Mountains of Washington State emphasizes the substantial seismic hazard to the northern Puget Lowland region. The study examined the Lake Creek-Boundary Creek and Sadie Creek faults along the north flank the Olympic Mountains, and concludes that there were three to five large, surface-rupturing earthquakes along the faults within
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Vaccinerne har ikke halveret nye tilfælde af livmoderhalskræftUheldigt at referere til BBC-interview med Ian Frazer, der var med til at opfinde HPV-vaccine.
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Flere praksislæger overholder krav til telefonisk tilgængelighed De praksisende læger i Region Hovedstaden er blevet bedre til at leve op til kravene om, hvordan borgernes mulighed skal være for at komme i telefonisk kontakt med dem, viser ny undersøgelse fra Region Hovedstaden.
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Delivery Drones Are Using Vans as Roving Parcel Hubs in Switzerland
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Proposed New Mexico science standards edit out basic facts Enlarge / New Mexico, land of disenchantment. In the US, most education standards are set by the states, and local communities are free to develop lesson plans that ensure that their students meet the state's expectations. Unfortunately, that has often led to education standards becoming ideological battlegrounds, as different groups try to put their stamp on things like history education . Even
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Baby boomer women make up for lost study time and head back to universityStatistics from the Department of Education and Training show a steady cohort of baby boomer postgraduates, mostly women, enrolling at university at the age of 60 or over.
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A Failure Of Intelligence Testing, This Time With Chimpanzees Apes' intelligence tests vary so much from kids' that comparative results may be invalid. Anthropologist Barbara J. King explores new insights from psychology. (Image credit: Guenterguni/Getty Images)
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Exploring an ancient event in pumpkin, gourd and melon evolutionThe next time you bite into that perfect, sweet and succulent watermelon, you may want to appreciate that it's a product of millions of years of evolution in the making.
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Should we worry that half of Americans trust their gut to tell them what's true?Have you ever thought to yourself, "I'll bet that's true," before you had all the facts? Most people probably have at some point.
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Principles for computational design of binding antibodiesThe idea of proteins that can be designed on computers for specific functions has been a cutting-edge concept that has stubbornly remained "in the future." New research at the Weizmann Institute of Science may bring that future a bit closer. By going back to nature's drawing board – evolution – the scientists have created new proteins, based on "existing natural parts," that carry out their intend
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Tracking the body's mini-shuttlesThe development of a new technique for labelling the body's own transporters—exosomes—could have long term benefits in the treatment of life-threatening medical conditions, including cancer.
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'Egg-based electronics' offer surprisingly good electrical performance(Phys.org)—Egg white—also known as egg albumen—is not only good-tasting, it also has very good dielectric properties, along with a high transparency and high elasticity, that make it a promising material for fabricating transparent, flexible electronic devices. In a new study, researchers have shown that, when egg albumen is mixed with hydrogen peroxide, a series of chemical reactions occurs that
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New species of giant rat discovered on the Solomon IslandsFour times larger than regular rodents, a large, tree-dwelling rat has been found in the Pacific.
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Nontoxic flame retardant enters marketChemists from Empa have developed and patented an environmentally friendly way to produce flame retardants for foams that can be used in mattresses and upholstery. Unlike previous flame retardants made of chemicals containing chlorine, the new material is nontoxic and effective. Two of Empa's industrial partners are now launching the innovation on the market.
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Researchers from KAIST and NTU Singapore unlock 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.Their discovery presents a new perspective to three decades of conventional wisdom in Parkinson's disease research. It also opens up new avenues that can help alleviate the motor problems suffered by patients of the disease, which r
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Summer could be one long heatwave if planet hits 2 degrees CNew paper highlighting how heatwaves will change with every degree of global warming up to 5 degrees C. It finds tropical summers may be one continuous heatwave at 2 degrees C. Media outlets can embed interactive heatwave map that highlights how the rest of the world will be affected.
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Study confirms large earthquakes along Olympic Mountain faultsA comprehensive study of faults along the north side of the Olympic Mountains of Washington State emphasizes the substantial seismic hazard to the northern Puget Lowland region. The study examined the Lake Creek-Boundary Creek and Sadie Creek faults along the north flank the Olympic Mountains, and concludes that there were three to five large, surface-rupturing earthquakes along the faults within
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Study suggests an answer to young people's persistent sleep problemsA collaborative research project involving James Cook University and the University of Queensland indicates high rates of sleep problems continuing through teenage years and into early adulthood -- but also suggests a natural remedy.
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Flying and rolling drone will map underground mines on its ownUnderground spaces can be tricky and dangerous for humans to explore, but a new drone is up to the task
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One Week With the iPhone 8 All photos: Adam Clark Estes This year, Apple broke from tradition and introduced two totally new iPhones: the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. What’s up with that? As cool as the iPhone X looks, the iPhone 8 is still a fantastic device. That in mind, you’re probably reading this review to answer a two-part question: Should I buy an iPhone 8 now, or should I wait a couple months for the iPhone X? Here’
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Opinion: Vikings were never the pure-bred master race white supremacists like to portrayThe word "Viking" entered the Modern English language in 1807, at a time of growing nationalism and empire building. In the decades that followed, enduring stereotypes about Vikings developed, such as wearing horned helmets and belonging to a society where only men wielded high status.
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We may survive the Anthropocene, but need to avoid a radioactive 'Plutocene'On January 27, 2017, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the arms of its doomsday clock to 2.5 minutes to midnight – the closest it has been since 1953. Meanwhile, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels now hover above 400 parts per million.
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New 'building material' points toward quantum computersA Danish-American research team has shown that it is possible to produce Majorana particles in a new building material. The research, led by scientists from Niels Bohr institute, University of Copenhagen, paves the road for new types of experiments—and at the same time represents an important contribution to the construction of the information circuits of tomorrow.
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Breakthrough in rapid, mass screening for the Ebola virusA new, faster and safer way of diagnosing the Ebola virus has been developed by an academic from Northumbria University, Newcastle.
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Gas fra olieplatforme bliver til dyrefoder og skåner klimaetEt forskningsprojekt vil skabe foderproteiner af methangas i stedet for at bruge sojabaseret protein. Dermed vil man kunne mindske klimapåvirkningen fra dyrefoder.
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Software glitch caused check-in delays at airports worldwideAuthorities say passengers at airports around the world have suffered some delays because of a problem with check-in systems.
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Moon village the first stop to Mars: ESASetting up a permanent village on the moon is the first step towards exploring Mars, the European Space Agency said Thursday as plans to reach and colonise the Red Planet gathered pace.
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Fem vicedirektører skal sikre hurtigere kræftbehandling i hovedstaden Fem forløbsansvarlige vicedirektører i Region Hovedstaden har fået mandat til at iværksætte tiltag som kan sikre, at regionen bliver bedre til at leve op til kravene for forløbstider i kræftpakkerne inden for fem udvalgte kræftformer.
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Delivery Drones Are Using Vans as Roving Parcel Hubs in Zurich
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Beware of Ronnies (and Other Lessons from the German Election) As the saying goes: "A Ronny alone is in bad company" Read More
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New discovery helps authorities pinpoint origin of heroinResearchers at Florida International University's International Forensic Research Institute (IFRI) have zeroed in on a unique component of heroin that could pinpoint where it was grown, giving authorities a new tool to potentially disrupt the nation's opioid crisis.
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New concepts for controlling exploratory roversA team of researchers at ESA's mission control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, are investigating new concepts for controlling rovers on a planet and satellites in orbit.
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Tech advances already impacting skilled white-collar and unskilled workersTech advances are already impacting skilled white-collar and unskilled workers whereas the digital revolution affected mainly semi-skilled, blue-collar workers.
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Demystifying social entrepreneurship—a data-driven approachSocial enterprises present solutions to major social challenges such as climate change, global inequities, educational gaps, and many others through social innovation. In fact, social enterprises attract a growing amount of talent, with an estimated 3.2 percent (global average) of adults between 18 to 64 attempting to start a social enterprise. However, many get lost early on in their journey, wit
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New Ant-Man and the Wasp Set Videos Reveal a New Take on an Old Marvel Villain Olivia Munn teases the scope of X-Men: Dark Phoenix . Another Stephen King property is heading to TV, just as another gets cancelled. Flash producer Andrew Kreisberg discusses the arrival of the Elongated Man on the show. Plus, a creepy new clip from Channel Zero and new Riverdale footage. Hooray for spoilers! Ant-Man and The Wasp Some new set footage gives us our first look at Hannah John-Kamen
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Embryo: Precise 'chemical surgery' performedSir Paul Nurse says this kind of technique could be done in the UK.
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Science | The Guardian

Dirty laundry a powerful magnet for bedbugs, study finds To sleep tight and dodge the bedbug’s bite, pack away worn clothes to avoid spreading the insects, which are attracted to human scent, travellers advised After a long day of sightseeing in a foreign city, you might be tempted to kick off your socks, sling your sweaty T-shirt across your hotel room room and flop down on the bed. Think again. Dirty laundry acts as a powerful magnet for bedbugs, a s
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The Real Problem With Voice Assistants Like Siri Is Your BrainHumans are terrible at multitasking. Conversational interfaces won't change that.
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Kronik: Staten skal støtte udbredelsen af elbiler Elbiler
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Bedbugs may be into dirty laundryWhen humans aren’t around, bedbugs go for the next best thing: smelly human laundry.
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New approach to study of bird navigation leads to development of animal decision-making model(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers with the University of Tokyo and Nagoya University, both in Japan, has developed what they describe as a new model for use in the study of animal decision making. In their paper uploaded to the open-access site Science Advances, the group describes their study of navigation by birds flying over the ocean and the development of their model.
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There's Now Science-Backed Advice on How to Avoid Bringing Home Bed Bugs Image: Gilles San Martin /Flickr Bed bugs are bed bad. People’s entire lives have been overturned by these (increasingly common) blood-sucking, itch-inducing pests. Thankfully, they’re not disease vectors, but I would rather not share my home with a roommate who wants to eat me, thank you very much. Scientists have noticed an expansion in bed bug cases across the world, in no small part due to in
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Nvidia Adds Google Assistant to Shield TV, Making It a Smart Box to Take on Apple and Amazon Image: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo Even though Nvidia’s Shield TV has been out for a while, in many ways, it’s Android’s answer to the recently revamped Apple TV 4K. Like the $179 Apple TV, the $200 Shield TV can stream media in 4K and HDR, in addition to having built-in Chromecast support, access to all your regular Android apps, and the ability to stream full on PC games from a nearby computer or Nv
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University of Hawaii awarded nearly $6.3 million to develop trivalent Ebola vaccineUniversity of Hawaii vaccine researcher Axel Lehrer, Ph.D., has received a $6.35 million grant to test whether the Ebola vaccine formula he has developed will protect against two additional viruses in the same family.
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The Atlantic

What's Lost When Only Rich Kids Play Sports As a child in the 1970s, Kathleen Castles lived across the street from her elementary school, and most mornings she got up at dawn to horse around the playground. She loved sports. The gym teacher, Ken Kuebler, would allow Castles to make use of the gym before classes started while he readied for the day. He knew that Castles’s family was poor. Kuebler, who also coached track and cross country at
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The Atlantic

Two Additions to the Political Reading List: Unbelievable and Thanks, Obama The relationship between the drama of a presidential campaign, and the literature and reportage that come from it, is shaky at best. By acclamation the best modern campaign-trail book, What It Takes by Richard Ben Cramer (see Molly Ball’s assessment here ), came from the historically very uninspiring George H.W. Bush-Michael Dukakis campaign of 1988. The book took Cramer nearly four years to writ
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Big data conquers legal analysisResearchers supported by the SNSF have set up a free and accessible integrated database of legal cases involving international economic law. Their work represents an important milestone for research and practice.
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Biodegradable microsensors for food monitoringA new generation of microsensors could provide the vital link between food products and the Internet of Things. ETH researchers have developed an ultra-thin temperature sensor that is both biocompatible and biodegradable.
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Image of the Day:Super SporesThe deadly fungus Cryptococcus deuterogattii harbors a genetic tweak that propels its mutation rate and allows it to rapidly develop antifungal resistance.
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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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'Virtual flu'A major citizen science project will spread virtual flu with the aim of understanding how to stop the real thing.
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Study challenges 'slacktivism' among young adultsYoung people who share social cause videos may actually be motivated to volunteer in the future, contrary to the popular image of them as "slacktivists."
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Relax or learn? Coping with stress at workWork stress can lead to a whole host of problems for employees and organizations. While our own intuition and some studies suggest the value of relaxation techniques such as meditation or exercise, there's another alternative that could work even better.
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To fight the fatbergs, we have to rethink how we treat sewage wasteA 250m-long, 130 tonne, "fatberg" was recently discovered clogging up the sewers below Whitechapel in east London. Fatbergs are made up of solidified fat and oils combined with wet wipes, nappies and sanitary products that are disposed of in sinks and toilets.
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Ars Technica

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus review: The curious case of the time-traveling phone Enlarge The iPhone 8 exists simultaneously in two time periods—an emerging future pervaded by innovative new apps incorporating augmented reality and machine learning and a past when LCD displays offered the best quality and the user’s relationship to the screen was less emphasized. The A11 Bionic chip is a marvelous feat of engineering, offering industry-leading performance and powering the most
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Gammelt blod er lige så godt som nytTransfusion med ældre røde blodlegemer til kritisk syge patienter virker lige så godt som transfusion med nyere, viser ny undersøgelse.
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The Atlantic

How to Tell If North Korea and America Are Actually Headed to War There are moments—like when the American president threatens to “totally destroy” the nation of North Korea and its raving mad “Little Rocket Man” of a leader, while the North Koreans suggest they’ll retaliate against this “declaration of war” from a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” by downing U.S. military planes and exploding a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific Ocean—when one gets the distinct impr
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Popular Science

NASA is teaming up with Russia to put a new space station near the moon. Here's why. Space We all like having options. Representatives of NASA and Roscosmos announced an agreement to work together on venturing into deep space—but we'll start pretty close to home.
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Gizmodo

These Are the 25 Games the Game Boy Classic Edition Should Include Image: Evan-Amos It’s widely assumed that the next Classic Edition of retro hardware from Nintendo will be a tiny version of the N64. But I disagree. With four controllers, 3D games, and complications over bringing Goldeneye 007 back, a retro version of the N64 would make for some expensive nostalgia, particularly when the Game Boy would be far cheaper to resurrect. I’d certainly be first in line
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Experiment in a box suggests a few cold falling rain drops could lead to a rain shower(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Germany, France and the U.S. has found a possible explanation for the onset of sudden rainstorms. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the group describes experiments they conducted with stand-ins for water and atmospheric gases in a box in their lab and what they witnessed.
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Futurity.org

Test: Can you beat computers at spotting toothbrushes? Researchers have found that people often have trouble spotting objects in images that aren’t at the correct scale—and that computers can often outperform humans in searching for these objects. Before you read on, look for toothbrushes in the photo below: Find both toothbrushes in the scene. (Credit: UC Santa Barbara) Find them? Both of them? If you’re like the vast majority of people, you homed i
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New Scientist - News

Uber’s major pile-up with London’s regulators is no big surpriseObsessed with their technology's disruptive potential, fast-moving outfits like Uber have long been on a collision course with regulation, says Paul Marks
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Exploring an ancient event in pumpkin, gourd and melon evolutionRecently, scientists have making great strides in better understanding with the genomes sequenced of cucumber, watermelon, and melons. With these projects completed, a research team led by Xiyin Wang, a professor from the North China University of Science and Technology, has performed the first large comparative genomics exploration of their genome structures and evolution. After reconstructing ev
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Feds Monitoring Social Media Does More Harm Than GoodAs the Department of Homeland Security takes a closer look at social media accounts, experts caution that it likely won't even accomplish much.
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Ford Designers Use Microsoft Hololens Augmented Reality to Make Better CarsThe automaker's designers can now quickly evaluate and alter new car models.
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How 'Metroid' Fans Made a Better Game Than Nintendo'Metroid: Samus Returns' isn't the first remake of 'Metroid II.' It's just the first released by Nintendo. And it shows.
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Review: Polaroid Originals OneStep 2A new camera from Polaroid that's expensive to shoot.
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Research finds large pay disparities can be regarded as fair, with proper motivational orientationNew research from Tae-Youn Park invokes regulatory focus theory to discussions on pay disparity and fairness issues
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Gizmodo

US Homeland Security Says Tracking Social Media of Immigrants is Nothing New File photo from 2013 showing thirty-seven U.S. Service members from 22 different countries taking the Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at Bagram Air Field, Parwan province, Afghanistan, July 4, 2013. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Anita VanderMolen/Released) Earlier this week, Gizmodo reported that the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was tracking the social me
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Robot spelunkers go for a dipNASA has changed the perspective of science, building satellites to study Earth's surface. Deep below that surface, where it's harder for satellites to see, is another story—but robotic technology might change that.
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Condensed matter physics research could revolutionise data transfer and storageResearch led by the University of St Andrews to develop a route to create surface states with a maximal energy difference between electrons with different spins could help design materials for use in new-generation electronic devices.
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Live Science

Lost City of Alexander the Great Unearthed in Kurdish IraqA lost city that dates to the time of Alexander the Great has recently been excavated in Iraq, revealing the influence of Greco-Roman culture on the area during that period.
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Gizmodo

Keep Food Fresh Up to Five Times Longer With This $47 FoodSaver FoodSaver FM2000 Vacuum Sealing System , $47 We’ve all had to throw away leftovers or cuts of meat and cheese that spent a little too much time in the fridge or freezer, but vacuum sealing your foods can keep them safe from freezer burn pretty much indefinitely, and dramatically extend their shelf life everywhere else. It sounds like an expensive proposition, but today only, Amazon’s selling the
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Researchers identify intriguing link between sleep, cognition and schizophreniaMany people with schizophrenia have trouble with learning and memory. A new study has found intriguing links between sleep, cognition and a compound called kynurenine. These links could illuminate the mechanism that causes cognitive problems among those with the disease, and could point the way to new treatments to reduce some of the disease's symptoms.
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Gizmodo

Health App Developer Who Faked Her Own Cancer Fined $320,000 Over Hoax Health guru and app developer Belle Gibson, who faked having brain cancer and claimed to “cure” it through all-natural remedies After Belle Gibson was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013 she went on to cure herself, and released a popular smartphone app focused on healthy eating. Gibson even donated a small fortune to charity with the proceeds. At least that was her story. Both Gibson’s cancer an
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A Quantum Pioneer Unlocks Matter's Hidden SecretsPhysicist Gil Lonzarich has sparked a revolution in the study of phase transitions driven by quantum fluctuations -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Drones could be used to monitor babies in neonatal careDrone technology is being developed to perform routine health checks remotely in a bid to reduce infection spread in neonatal care.
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Mathematician discovers key aspect underlining distinctive patterns of the zebrafishA Cardiff University mathematician has thrown new light on the longstanding mystery of how zebrafish develop the distinctive striped patterns on their skin.
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The Adorable Microbots That Swarm to Build StructuresMicrobots inspired by some of Earth’s littlest critters are powered not by limbs, but magnetic fields.
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Why Do Startups Fail? Because Hardware is HardCrowdfunding for hardware startups may not reflect consumer demand.
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Milo, Ann Coulter, and "Free Speech Week" Add Up to the Right's Best Troll YetExtremists have moved from hurting feelings on Twitter to damaging their enemies' real-life bank accounts.
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Google's Search Changes Won't Really Level Playing FieldIn response to EU ruling, Google will allow rivals to bid on coveted spot near top of page.
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Meet the Colorful Nocturnal Moths of 'Mariposas Nocturnas' (Photos)Over 1,000 species of nocturnal moths come into the light, in the new book, “Mariposas Nocturnas.”
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Live Science

7 Ways to Prove the Earth Is Round (Without Launching a Satellite)Rapper B.o.B wants to launch a satellite into space to find out, once and for all, whether the Earth is flat or round. Here are seven other ways to prove our planet is spherical.
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Searching for distant worlds with a flying telescopeResearchers from the University of Bern, using an observatory on board a jumbo jet, have observed how the extrasolar Planet GJ 1214b is passing in front of its star, causing a kind of mini-eclipse. The first measurements of this kind with the observatory called SOFIA (short for Stratospheric Observatory for Infra-red Astronomy) prove that the flying observatory is well-suited to the observation of
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Dawn mission celebrates 10 years in spaceTen years ago, NASA's Dawn spacecraft set sail for the two most massive bodies in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter: giant asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres. The mission was designed to deliver new knowledge about these small but intricate worlds, which hold clues to the formation of planets in our solar system.
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Scientists, Break Out of That Ivory TowerPolitical activism is traditionally off-limits for academics, but policy needs to be informed by knowledge and expertise -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NASA's near-Earth asteroid CubeSat goes full sailNASA's Near-Earth Asteroid Scout, a small satellite the size of a shoebox, designed to study asteroids close to Earth, performed a full-scale solar sail deployment test at ManTech NeXolve's facility in Huntsville, Alabama, Sept. 13. The test was performed in an indoor clean room to ensure the deployment mechanism's functionality after recent environmental testing.
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Turbocharging engine designFor scientists and engineers, the process of improving the performance of engines and fuels feels a bit like driving on a one-lane highway. They must often develop and test their designs and prototypes one at a time, which slows the pace of innovation.
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A biobank of reversible mutant embryonic stem cellsScientist at IMBA developed a biobank of revertible, mutant embryonic stem cells, published in the current issue of Nature. This cell bank – called Haplobank - contains over 100,000 mutated, conditional mouse embryonic stem cell lines, targeting about 70 percent of the protein-coding genome.
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Science | The Guardian

'Chemical surgery' used to mend harmful mutations in human embryos Scientists have used the technique, also known as ‘base editing’, for the first time in human embryos to change a single letter in a faulty gene Researchers in China have used a procedure described as “chemical surgery” to mend harmful mutations in human embryos for the first time. The scientists found that it was possible to repair a faulty gene that gives rise to a serious blood disorder called
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Ingeniøren

Danske og tyske ministre i fælles løfte: Femern-tunnel bliver godkendt næste sommerDen nye regering i delstaten Slesvig-Holsten forsikrer, at der er tilstrækkelige ressourcer hos myndighederne til at behandle den danske ansøgning om verdens længste sænketunnel.
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Science | The Guardian

Satellite eye on Earth: August 2017 – in pictures Greenland wildfires, deforestation and tropical storm Harvey are among the images captured by Nasa and the ESA last month Tropical storm Harvey in the Gulf of Mexico on 24 August. This geocolor image appears differently depending on whether it is day (right of the image) or night (left). Continue reading...
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Chemists propose new beneficial catalyst for initial materials in pharmacyA collaboration of researchers from RUDN University (Russia), Centro de Química Estrutura (Portugal) and Baku State University (Azerbaijan) proposes a new potential method to produce initial compounds for many chemical industries, including pharmacy, cosmetics, dyes and liquid crystal production. The new method of room-temperature synthesis has high yields, and is described in two articles publish
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The Atlantic

The Republican Attack on Feeding the Hungry The end of September marks the 40th anniversary of the Food Stamp Act, the program that institutionalized the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Its passage was a model of how to make constructive and important legislation, finding common ground by making tradeoffs across all the usual boundaries. In this case, the key players included George McGovern and Bob Dole, Tom Foley and
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The Atlantic

Jesmyn Ward's Eerie, Powerful Unearthing of History Jesmyn Ward’s novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing , begins with a young boy, Jojo, making a bold claim: “I like to think I know what death is.” It’s his 13th birthday and he’s helping his grandfather, Pop, slaughter the goat that they’ll barbecue for dinner. Jojo tries to coach himself not to flinch when Pop slits the goat’s throat or to slip on the bloodied ground as they peel the skin back from muscle.
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The Atlantic

There's No Single Explanation for Trump's Election In “ The First White President ,” Ta-Nehisi Coates argued that, “to Trump, whiteness is neither notional nor symbolic but is the very core of his power.” White supremacy, Coates wrote, was the main catalyst for Trump’s white voters. The piece was sweeping in the ground it covered and breathtaking in its storytelling; it also completely failed to validate Coates’s argument. I read the essay more t
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Dagens Medicin

Sjællandske kræftpatienter skal have kemoterapi på Vejle Sygehus Indførsel af Sundhedsplatformen får Region Sjælland til at sende kræftpatienter til Vejle for at få kemoterapi, mens blandt andre hjertepatienter og hæmatologiske patienter sendes til Rigshospitalet.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

New mechanism points the way to breaking ribosome antibiotic resistanceResearch groups from the University of Groningen have revealed a novel mechanism of ribosome dimerization in the bacterium Lactococcus lactis using cryo-electron microscopy. As this dimerization renders ribosomes more resistant to antibiotics, this study provides the necessary structural basis to design new generations of antibiotics. The results are published in Nature Communications on Sept. 28.
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Seeking feedback not always sufficient for stimulating creativityIt is widely believed that seeking feedback from colleagues, managers, friends and family enhances employees' creativity. But this is not always the case—a positive effect depends on the work environment. This is the conclusion of new joint research study led by UvA work and organizational psychologist Roy Sijbom. The team's findings were recently published in the Journal of Organizational Behavio
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Chemists obtained new compound for molecular machinesRUDN chemists and their colleagues have developed an innovative method of crystallisation to produce a new complex mercuric compound with hybrid organic and inorganic ligands and a 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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Cover crops increase destruction of weed seed in fields, shed light on predator interactionsCover crops have been promoted for their abilities to reduce erosion and retain or enhance soil nutrients. Now there is evidence that they can significantly reduce weed seeds from entering the soil seed bank.
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Myanmar's Internet Disrupted Society—and Fueled ExtremistsThe Southeast Asian nation adopted the internet faster than any other country. Ever. Here's what that feels like and what it has unleashed.
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Two new crustacean species discovered on Galician seabedThe seabed of the continental shelf and slope is home to rich communities of fauna. But the fauna of deep seabeds 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 2002, 2003, 2008 and 2009 in the waters off the northwest coast of the Iberian Peni
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Watertight capsules for target drug deliveryResearchers from Tomsk Polytechnic University and Queen Mary's University of London have developed smart capsules that deliver water-soluble compounds to a certain part of the body. Two-micron capsules have watertight shells containing nanoscale magnets, delivering a drug to a targeted part of the body. Once delivered to the site, the capsules gradually dissolve, releasing the drug. According to t
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Can an App Really Teach You to Sing?Apps try to teach everything from Spanish to guitar, but not everyone benefits.
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Ingeniøren

Internet Explorer bug lækker, hvad end du skriver i adressefeltet En bug i den nyeste udgave af Internet Explorer lækker, hvad end du skriver i adressefeltet på de sider, du er inde på. Se proof-of-concept video i bunden af artiklen. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/internet-explorer-bug-laekker-hvad-end-du-skriver-adressefeltet-1081127 Version2
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Nyt udseende, nyt indhold: Her er den nye Firefox Betaversionen af den populære browser byder på flere nyheder. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/nyt-udseende-nyt-indhold-her-nye-firefox-1081104 Version2
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Scor et studiejob, praktikplads eller en fremtidig fastansættelse til Jobtræf Der er mange veje til et stærkt cv og et godt job . 4. oktober har du mulighed for at møde de virksomheder, der venter på at sætte dine gode ideer og faglige kvalifikationer i spil. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/scor-studiejob-praktikplads-eller-fremtidig-fastansaettelse-jobtraef-10171 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Study explores the biology of mending a broken heartEarly research results suggest scientists might be on to a way to preserve heart function after heart attacks or for people with inherited heart defects called congenital cardiomyopathies. Researchers at the Cincinnati Children's Heart Institute report Sept. 28 in Nature Communications that after simulating heart injury in laboratory mouse models, they stopped or slowed cardiac fibrosis, organ enl
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

New mechanism points the way to breaking ribosome antibiotic resistanceResearch groups from the University of Groningen reveal a novel mechanism of ribosome dimerization in the bacterium Lactococcus lactis using cryo-electron microscopy. As this dimerization renders ribosomes more resistant to antibiotics, this study provides the necessary structural basis to design new generations of antibiotics. The results are published in Nature Communications on Sept. 28.
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The Atlantic

Can the Republican Party Keep Its Coalition Together? Donald Trump and the Republican Congress this week are straining every fraying seam in their party’s coalition. In just days, Trump’s White House has advanced aggressively nationalistic initiatives on trade and immigration , while also starting an incendiary fight with protesting NFL players. Each of these confrontations has energized elements of his blue-collar political base but alarmed an arra
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NYT > Science

Trump Wants to Repeal Obama’s Climate Plan. The Next Fight: Its Replacement.Mr. Trump is intent on repealing the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of Mr. Obama’s environmental legacy. Failure to replace it could invite lawsuits and, eventually, tougher rules.
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Ingeniøren

Intel skaber selv-indlærende eksperimental-chipNeuromorfisk chip efterligner dyrehjerne.
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Ingeniøren

VIDEO: Nordmænd tester glas ved terrorangrebGlasfacader sprænges til atomer, når de rammes af trykbølger. Norsk universitet ser på, hvordan det kan undgås.
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The Atlantic

What Went Wrong With France's Deradicalization Program? Not long after his 19 th birthday, David Vallat, a native Frenchman born to a secular family, converted to Islam. He was having an “existential crisis” and his new faith helped him curb his juvenile bêtises , or “bad behavior,” he told me. Few questioned his choice to convert either then or later when he joined the French army in 1992, to, as he saw it, protect the Bosnian Muslims in Yugoslavia.
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Chinese moon missions delayed by rocket failure: reportTwo Chinese lunar missions will be delayed by the failed launch of a powerful rocket in July, a state-run newspaper said, in a setback for the country's ambitious space programme.
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Dagens Medicin

Danmark blandt EMA-ansattes top fem af foretrukne værter Medarbejdere i det europæiske lægemiddelagentur EMA har sat Danmark på femtepladsen ud af de 19 kandidater til at overtage værtsskabet efter Storbritannien.
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Twitter to talk to House, Senate in Russia probeSocial media giant Twitter will visit Capitol Hill Thursday as part of the House and Senate investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
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Troubled Toshiba, Bain finalize sale of memory-chip businessToshiba and a consortium led by Bain Capital Private Equity signed a deal Thursday for the sale of the Japanese electronics company's computer memory chip business, a move long opposed by Toshiba's U.S. joint venture partner Western Digital.
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Ingeniøren

Ejere af Aarhus Letbane kendte risikoen for aflysningKommunen og regionen bag Aarhus Letbane har siden august kendt til risikoen for, at sikkerhedsgodkendelsen ville glippe. Samme letbaneprojekt blev sidste år kritiseret af Statsrevisorerne for passivt ejerskab.
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Science | The Guardian

Deus ex machina: former Google engineer is developing an AI god Way of the Future, a religious group founded by Anthony Levandowski, wants to create a deity based on artificial intelligence for the betterment of society Intranet service? Check. Autonomous motorcycle? Check. Driverless car technology? Check. Obviously the next logical project for a successful Silicon Valley engineer is to set up an AI-worshipping religious organization. Anthony Levandowski , w
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Indonesian official: More than 120,000 flee Bali volcanoAn Indonesian disaster official says more than 120,000 people have left the region around the Mount Agung volcano on Bali, fearing it will soon erupt.
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Home on the range: Antelope get new digs in New OrleansA few tiny herds of African antelope have a new home on ranges in New Orleans, and zookeepers hope they will take advantage of the extra space away from curious crowds of humans to relax and reproduce.
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Dagens Medicin

Jeg behøver ikke en fest – brug jubilæumspengene på de sygeDet er ikke nødvendigt med en flot fest for jubilarerne. Der er mere brug for at pleje det øvrige personale og patienterne.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

DNA surgery on embryos removes diseaseA Chinese team corrected the potentially fatal blood disorder beta-thalassemia.
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cognitive science

Who's in Charge, Your Mind or Your Brain? submitted by /u/OestlundMartin [link] [comments]
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Fourth gravitational wave is detected, with European helpA fourth gravitational wave has been detected—this time with help from Italy-based equipment—after two black holes collided, sending ripples through the fabric of space and time, researchers said Wednesday.
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Ingeniøren

Prognose: To ud af tre industrirobotter vil stå i Asien i 20202016-salget af industrirobotter satte ny rekord, viser en netop offentliggjort rapport fra International Federation of Robotics. Om tre år spår foreningen, at der vil være tre millioner industrirobotter i brug på verdensplan.
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Airbnb enters restaurant reservation businessRent-a-room giant Airbnb is now in the restaurant reservation business, hoping to provide customers with a memorable meal before they drift off in their home away from home.
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Underground air-raid shelter feeding London restaurantsUnder an anonymous back street in south London lies a vast underground air-raid shelter that has been turned into a pioneering urban farm supplying supermarkets and restaurants in the capital.
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Cost of climate disasters to reach half of US growth in a decade: reportEconomic losses from severe storms, hurricanes, floods, drought and wildfires are projected to reach at least $360 billion a year in the next decade in America, about half of annual US growth, according to a report out Wednesday.
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Zuckerberg fires back at Trump over Facebook barbFacebook chief Mark Zuckerberg fired back at US President Donald Trump on Wednesday after he accused the leading social network of being "always anti-Trump."
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Brazil holds record oil field auctionsBrazil's government notched up a record oil auction Wednesday, with sales of several dozen of the 287 exploration blocks on offer fetching more than $1 billion in Rio de Janeiro.
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Drought not dingos behind mainland Australia tiger extinction: studyThe mystery loss of Tasmanian tigers from mainland Australia was likely caused by climate change and not wild dogs or hunting by Aborigines, scientists said Thursday.
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Nuclear agency inspecting Maryland lab after contaminationThe Nuclear Regulatory Commission has begun a special inspection at a facility in suburban Maryland following a worker's potential exposure to radioactive contamination.
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House, Senate inviting social media giants to testifyThe House and Senate intelligence committees are inviting tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet—the parent company of Google—to appear for public hearings as part of their investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 election, The Associated Press has learned.
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Vanuatu orders evacuation of island with rumbling volcanoVanuatu officials on Thursday ordered the complete evacuation of an island in the Pacific archipelago where a rumbling, belching volcano is threatening to blow.
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Examining the lifestyles of microbesMicrobes are everywhere—in humans they protect us from harmful bacteria and help us digest food; in soils, they provide nutrients and encourage growth of plants. Microbes even live in sediments below the seafloor where they play a key role in the underwater ecosystem.
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Earliest evidence for a native African cultigen discovered in Eastern SudanArchaeologists examining plant impressions within broken pottery have discovered the earliest evidence for domesticated sorghum in Africa. The evidence comes from an archaeological site (known as KG23) in eastern Sudan, dating from 3500 to 3000 BC, and is associated with an ancient archaeological culture known as the Butana Group.
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Atomistic simulations go the distance on metal strengthLawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have dived down to the atomic scale to resolve every "jiggle and wiggle" of atomic motion that underlies metal strength.
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NASA satellites peer into a lop-sided Hurricane MariaNASA's Aqua satellite and Global Precipitation Measurement mission, or GPM, satellites have been peering into what appears to be a somewhat lop-sided Hurricane Maria. The storm appears asymmetric because vertical wind shear is pushing clouds and showers to the eastern side of the storm.
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Ingeniøren

Sundhedsplatformen giver ventetid i op til 2 år - mod forventet 8 uger Både patienter og økonomi er ramt af implementeringen af Sundhedsplatformen, men direktøren for Region Hovedstaden forventer, at hospitalerne hen mod slutningen af 2017 og i 2018 vil være oppe på normalt niveau igen. https://www.version2.dk/artikel/sundhedsplatformen-giver-laengere-ventetid-patienterne-112-2-aar-mod-forventet-otte-uger Version2
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Achieving National HIV/AIDS Strategy targets would save lives, be cost effectiveAn analysis led by a team of Massachusetts General Hospital investigators shows that achieving the treatment targets of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy by 2020 not only would prevent hundreds of thousands of new infections and deaths but also would demonstrate excellent value.
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Science | The Guardian

Tasmanian tigers on Australian mainland 'killed off by drought' Researchers say onset of El Niño weather patterns was the likely cause of the thylacine’s demise Drought was to blame for the extinction of Tasmanian tigers from the Australian mainland, a new study by the University of Adelaide has found. After examining DNA from fossil bones and museum specimens, researchers say the onset of El Niño weather patterns was the likely cause of the thylacine’s demis
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Science-Based Medicine

Reiki: Fraudulent Misrepresentation – RevisitedFactual misrepresentations about manipulating "energy" in a patient's body and its positive effects on health are integral to reiki. They can also be the basis of an action for fraudulent misrepresentation.
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Gizmodo

The Mooch Has No Idea What He's Doing Photo: AP On Wednesday, freshly divorced former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, who has been teasing some sort of bizarre internet-based venture titled the Scaramucci Post for weeks, finally revealed what the damn thing is. Unfortunately, we are no closer to understanding what sort of sauce the Mooch is simmering after his explanation than before. Advertisement In a video
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Ingeniøren

Metroselskabet: Derfor sætter vi ikke ’bare’ en ekstra vogn på metroenHver dag efterlades hundredvis af metropassagerer på perronen. Metroselskabet kigger på flere løsninger - men vil først have plan klar senere på efteråret.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Secrets from inside the womb that could provide clues to miscarriageThe major structures of a baby's heart form in just four days, according to new research using the latest imaging techniques.
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How tuberculosis hides in the bodyThe tuberculosis vaccine only works for children. BCG (bacille Calmette-Guerin) doesn't protect you as an adult. Now we know more about how the bacterium avoids being detected, which is an important step towards better treatment.
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Science | The Guardian

Global carbon emissions stood still in 2016, offering climate hope The new data is a welcome sign of progress in the battle against global warming but many challenges remain, including methane from cattle Global emissions of climate-warming carbon dioxide remained static in 2016, a welcome sign that the world is making at least some progress in the battle against global warming by halting the long-term rising trend. All of the world’s biggest emitting nations, e
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Gizmodo

Thermometers Have Continued Bad News for Us Soaring temperatures at Lambeau Field on September 24th, 2017 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo: Getty Images Thermometers have been around in their modern conception since roughly the 17th century. But they are absolutely screaming evidence at us right now that something continues to be deeply wrong, just as they have been for a while now to anyone paying attention. The first week of autumn has sha
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Civilingeniør fra FL Smidth: Tæt kontakt og tillid er afgørende for distancelederen Tæt telefonkontakt, klare mål og færre KPI’er. Det er ­vigtige byggesten for tilliden ­mellem salgschef i FLS Jens Peter Koch og medarbejderne i udlandet. https://karriere.jobfinder.dk/da/artikel/civilingenior-fl-smidth-taet-kontakt-tillid-afgorende-distancelederen-10173 Emner Arbejdsmarked Jobfinder
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Live Science

Rams: Facts About Male Bighorn SheepRams are male bighorn sheep. They have long, curved horns that they use to fight for dominance.
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Live Science

Facts About NitrogenProperties, sources and uses of nitrogen, one of the most abundant gases in Earth's atmosphere.
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cognitive science

A Challenge to the Textbooks on How We Learn about Our Surroundings submitted by /u/burtzev [link] [comments]
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Gogoro Launches an Electric Scooter Sharing Service for JapanOne more step in the company's bid to revolutionize transportation.
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Saudi Education Officials Fired for Publishing Textbook With Photo of King Faisal Next to Yoda King Faisal in 1941. Credit: Library of Congress via Wikipedia Saudi Arabia’s under-secretary for educational curricula and programs has found himself sacked after an official social studies textbook ran with a photo of King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the country’s leader from 1964 to 1975, seated next to none other than Jedi master Yoda. According to Arab News , Minister of Education Ahmed bi
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Depression and anxiety can cost you retirement savings Psychological distress from mental health issues like depression and anxiety can take a toll on retirement savings, a new study suggests. “If your anxiety makes you think you’re not going to live long, or makes you discount the future, you might not want to save.” Three factors make the research even more meaningful, its authors say: People increasingly are living longer, dealing with more psycho
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Interventions for alcohol and hypertension could save hundreds of lives across EURoutine screening and interventions for hazardous and harmful alcohol use for people with hypertension in primary care could save hundreds of lives across the European Union, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Medicine.
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Environmentalists: UK's Antarctic islands need protectionConservationists push the UK to make its remote South Sandwich Islands a protected sanctuary.
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Babies of anxious moms focus more on threats The babies of anxious mothers may spend more time focusing on threats in their environment, new research suggests. “Once we learn more about the pathways to anxiety, we can better predict who’s at risk…” In a study, researchers used eye-tracking technology to measure how long babies spent looking at happy, neutral, and angry faces. They found that the babies with anxious moms had a harder time lo
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What's Your Favorite Puffy Jacket? Raffik Lopes/ Unsplash In order to keep yourself warm, you have to drop some good money on a winter jacket and perhaps it doesn’t have to be puffy, but this week we want to focus on the puffers - the cold-weather staple. So let us know what you wear on blisteringly cold days, and maybe something that doesn’t make us look like the Michelin Man. Just check out the rules below, and then head down to
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Tigers Are Not Afraid Is the Best Guillermo del Toro Movie He Never Made Sometimes the best genre films are found in the most unexpected places, like in a story of kids who are orphaned as the result of violent gang wars in the slums of Mexico. That’s the setting for Issa Lopez’s Tigers Are Not Afraid , a jaw-dropping film that blends reality and the supernatural in an absolutely beautiful way. It feels like a spiritual sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backb
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Twitter, Google, Facebook Called to Testify Before Congress Over Russian Campaign Ads Photo: Getty The House and Senate Intelligence Committees have asked executives from major tech companies to appear in open hearings tied to the committees’ Russia investigations. The requests follow a week in which Facebook, Google, and Twitter have faced intense scrutiny over foreign ad campaigns that sought to influence Americans during the 2016 election. The Senate Intelligence hearing will l
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Having an older sibling poses risk of serious flu for babies and toddlersChildren under two years are more likely to be admitted to hospital with influenza if they have an older sister or brother, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal.
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Biomarker could lead to CTE diagnosis during life A new biomarker could potentially allow for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) diagnoses in living patients. CTE, a progressive degenerative brain disease found in people with a history of repeated head trauma, can currently be detected only after death, through an autopsy. Absent being able to diagnose the disease in living patients, researchers cannot develop treatments for CTE. In the jour
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Tool estimates impact of stricter tobacco laws Changing the minimum age for buying tobacco legally to 21 could save more than 35,000 lives in Texas, 15,000 in Florida, and more than 12,000 in Michigan by 2100, a new web-based tool suggests. The Tobacco Control Policy tool —built by researchers at the University of Michigan and the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) lung consortium—shows that raising the minimum age
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Protect babies from flu by getting older siblings vaccinated, parents advised Babies and toddlers are significantly more at risk of being hospitalised with influenza complications if they have older brothers or sisters, research finds Small children are significantly more at risk of serious illness from influenza if they have older brothers or sisters, new research has shown. Babies and toddlers are more likely to be admitted to hospital with flu complications if they are
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Internet Explorer bug leaks whatever you type in the address bar (credit: Manuel Caballero ) There's a bug in the latest version of Internet Explorer that leaks the addresses, search terms, or any other text typed into the address bar. The bug allows any currently visited website to view any text entered into the address bar as soon as the user hits enter. The technique can expose sensitive information a user didn't intend to be viewed by remote websites, incl
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The Atlantic Daily: Driving Change What We’re Following Tax Reformers: President Trump unveiled the Republican plan for tax reform, which calls for simplifying the tax code and cutting rates across the board. But many key details are still unknown , including how much wealthy families will benefit in comparison with the middle class. It also remains to be seen whether GOP senators will succeed in passing the legislation, since the
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Working group urges better access to safe abortion, in developing worldOn International Safe Abortion Day, Sept. 28, an international research group reports in a new paper with senior author Leontine Alkema at the University of Massachusetts Amherst that out of the 55.7 million abortions that are estimated to have occurred each year between 2010 and 2014, almost half (45.1 percent) were unsafe. Further, they found that the global proportion of unsafe abortions is sig
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No evidence to support claims that telephone consultations reduce GP workload or hospital referralsTelephone consultations to determine whether a patient needs to see their GP face-to-face can deal with many problems, but a study led by researchers at the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research (University of Cambridge and RAND Europe), found no evidence to support claims by companies offering to manage these services or by NHS England that the approach saves money or reduces the number o
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Health and social care changes 'paving way for fewer services' warn expertsCurrent reforms to health and social care services, and radical redesign of the local government finance system, may signal the end of the NHS and local government in England as we know them, warn experts in The BMJ today.
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Should we welcome plans to sell off wasted NHS land?With the NHS under severe financial pressure, should we welcome plans to raise capital by selling off inefficiently used land and buildings owned by the health service? Experts debate the issue in The BMJ today.
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'Telephone first' approach is no panacea for reducing GP workloadA 'telephone first' approach is not a panacea for reducing workload in UK general practice and there is no evidence that it saves money, finds a study in The BMJ today.
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You don’t need to buy a new Echo to get Alexa’s best new feature Gadgets Multi-Room Music is making its way to almost every Echo device new and old. If you bought into Amazon's Echo smart home speakers, you can now rig up a makeshift Sonos system.
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Does Evolution Repeat Itself?Jonathan Losos, biology professor at Harvard and curator of herpetology at the university’s Museum of Comparative Zoology, talks about his latest book, Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance and... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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34 Insults of Yore Inspired by Kim Jong-un's "Dotard" Insult The off-kilter war of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un reminds us of better, funnier insults. Read More
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Mark Zuckerberg Finally Admits He Was Wrong To Call Us Crazy Photo: Getty In what is surely a horrific preview of what we have to look forward to during the 2020 presidential debates, Mark Zuckerberg and Donald Trump are fighting on the internet. Trump accused Facebook of being “anti-Trump” this morning and now Zuckerberg is firing back, saying that making Trump and liberals angry at the same time is good, actually. Zuckerberg’s post is a largely defensive
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Trump's War Against the Media Isn't a War “ Sick people .” “ Fake news .” “ Crooked .” “ Dishonest .” “ Trying to take away our history and our heritage .” The current American president, in his public messaging on the matter, is not a fan of the current American press. “I really think they don’t like our country,” Donald Trump explained , at a rally in Phoenix in August; by that point, of course, the elaboration was unnecessary. Margare
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Hurricane Maria’s Devastation in Puerto Rico, As Seen By a DroneThe story behind the staggering aerial of a ravaged highway in Puerto Rico.
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Net Neutrality Activists Targeted in Phishing Campaign Photo: Getty Several prominent net neutrality advocacy groups were targeted in a spearphishing campaign, with around 70 attempts made to break into the accounts of activists at Free Press and Fight for the Future. The campaign, revealed in an Electronic Frontier Foundation report , used details about the activists’ personal lives and sexually explicit content to try to trick activists into clicki
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The Incendiary Roy Moore For once, the American press is in complete agreement: Roy Moore, the hard-right former judge who was swept to victory Tuesday night in Alabama’s Republican Senate primary, is a firebrand. The New York Times adopted the appellation for Moore when it called the race in his favor, as did the Associated Press and The Washington Post . Reuters called him both a “conservative firebrand” and an “outspo
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See How These NYPD Detectives Worked Their Beat Undercover In A Taxicab Street Justice: The Bronx | Tuesdays at 9p NYPD detective Ralph Friedman describes a time when he and his partners would go undercover in a taxi to catch crimes in progress in the south Bronx. Full episodes streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/street-justice-the-bronx/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StreetJustice
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Hackers Found a New Way to Rip Off ATMs Photo: Getty Ripping the faces off ATMs and injecting them with malware is great fun, sure, but not so much when you get caught by a security guard and tossed in jail. For these reasons and more, many cyber criminals are turning to a less than hands-on approach. In its latest cyber threat report , Trend Micro’s researchers highlight the growing number of network-based attacks targeting ATMs; what
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Why the 4th Gravitational Wave Is a “New Window on the Universe” LIGO and Virgo reveal a gravitational wave was detected on two different continents. Here's what that means and why it matters. Read More
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'They All Have a Common Goal of Making Beauty' Some of the artist Patrick Dougherty’s sculptures resemble lairs or cocoons, and appear in places where such intricate animal dwellings are unexpected—college campuses, city centers, museums. He is known best for his large-scale pieces made entirely from tree saplings, which has earned him the nickname “The Stickman.” Two years ago, the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C., commissio
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Price Cut? Today in 5 Lines President Trump told reporters he is “not happy” about reports that Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price used taxpayer-funded private planes, and said “we’ll see” about firing him. In Indiana, Trump laid out his vision for tax reform that includes a range of tax cuts for individuals and businesses. Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló said 97 percent of Puerto Ricans ar
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Trilobites: The Mystery of the Dead Bumblebees and the Linden TreesLarge numbers of bees were turning up sick or dead beneath fragrant trees in botanic garden in London. Two scientists set out to crack the case.
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How the latest US travel ban could affect science Short-term travel and meeting attendance could become harder for researchers from eight countries, including Iran. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22686
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Proposed Illinois coal rule favors cost-cutting over emissions control Enlarge / The Dynegy Inc. E.D. Edwards Power Station in Bartonville, Illinois, in 2014. (credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images ) The owner of eight coal-fired power plants in central and southern Illinois lobbied the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to propose rules that would loosen pollution regulations, according to the Chicago Tribune . Instead of limiting the rate of
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A Saudi Woman's ‘Mixed Feelings’ About Winning the Right to Drive Saudi women who have spent years fighting for the right to drive finally got their wish on Tuesday—but the victory is an incomplete one. As King Salman issued a decree overturning Saudi Arabia’s ban on female drivers, many observers detected the influence of his 32-year-old son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The prince has ambitious plans to overhaul his country’s economy and international re
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Strong family ties improve employment options for people with childhood-onset disabilitiesFamily and close friends play an integral role in helping people with childhood-onset disabilities attain quality employment as adults, a new study from Oregon State University has found.
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America's STD Epidemic: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea & Syphilis Cases on the RiseIn Americans, cases of three common sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)have together reached all-time highs, according to a new report.
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Examining the lifestyles of microbesUniversity of Delaware professor Jennifer Biddle and Rosa Leon-Zayas are studying microbes called Parcubacteria that were found by James Cameron (director of 'Terminator') during a recent deep sea expedition. They want to study the microbes' lifestyle and see how similar they are to those found on land.
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The Future of Pharmaceuticals is Custom-Printing Drugs A graduate student prints fluorescein crystals onto a cooled glass plate using organic vapor jet printing. Image: University of Michigan Imagine that every time you needed a prescription, you wandered on over to the pharmacy and a pharmacist printed you up your drugs on the spot. On-demand micro manufacturing would allow pharmacists to customize for dosage, for your own personal biology, or even
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Combat-free mode makes Assassin’s Creed: Origins incredibly easy to explore Enlarge / Why kill thousands of bad guys when you can explore the world of Assassin's Creed: Origins as a combat-free museum? (credit: Ubisoft ) Back in 2005, Penny Arcade identified two main types of gamers: those who "play games to enter a trance state and experience other lives," and those who "play them to defeat the designer of the game by proxy." The former group is getting some specific at
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First 'Annihilation' Trailer: Area X Marks the SpotNatalie Portman and 'Ex Machina' writer-director Alex Garland bring the smash sci-fi book to life. Welcome to the jungle.
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New gravitational wave hits Earth -- For the first time, 3 detectors zoom in on locationFor the first time, three detectors have tracked the gravitational waves emitted by a merger of two black holes -- a critical new capability that allows scientists to more closely locate a gravitational wave's birthplace in space. It is the fourth announced detection of a binary black-hole system by the LIGO detectors and the first significant gravitational-wave signal recorded by the Virgo detect
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Gravitational Wave Detector In Italy Saw Wave Pass Through Earth In August The wave was generated by the merging of two spinning black holes, and took nearly 2 billion years to reach Earth. It is the fourth gravitational wave detection announced so far. (Image credit: NASA)
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Saudi minister fired after textbook shows Yoda at UN signing ceremony Enlarge (credit: Shaweesh ) Saudi Arabia's under-secretary for curricula has been fired and exiled to Dagobah after an official Saudi social studies textbook included a photo of Jedi Master Yoda. In the photo, Yoda can be seen sitting next to Saudi Arabia's King Faisal at the 1945 ceremony that created the United Nations. The textbook page began circulating on social media last week. The photogra
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Temperature Is Not What You Think It IsThere are some crazy things about temperature that you should probably know.
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Reddit’s campaign against hate speech worked Enlarge (credit: Reddit ) Freedom of speech has traditionally been an issue of government and human rights. But more and more companies are providing platforms where anyone can potentially contribute some sort of speech, typically text. And those companies are finding that they face many of the same issues governments have: how to balance giving users the ability to express themselves freely agai
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Facebook's Crackdown Ahead of German Election Shows It's LearningFacebook deleted tens of thousands of fake accounts and highlighted contrasting views ahead of German election, in bid to combat fake news.
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That cup of coffee may not relieve Parkinson's symptomsContrary to previous research, caffeine may not relieve movement symptoms for people with Parkinson's disease, according to a study published in the Sept. 27, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
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Early 'full-term' babies may have poorer respiratory fitness through adolescence and young adulthoodThough considered full-term, babies born at 37-38 gestational weeks may be more likely than those born later to have poor cardiorespiratory fitness into young adulthood. These findings suggest scheduled caesarean sections or induced labor at lower gestational ages are concerning.
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The Cozy, Overcrowded, Keg-Filled Future of Work The United Nations projects that, by the year 2030, roughly 1 billion more people will be living in cities than do now. As of last year there were 31 cities with more than 10 million residents, and in about a decade, there will be 41. These demographic trends are a source of fascination for urban planners and theorists around the world. Those who study what these shifts will mean view the coming
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Rapper B.o.B Is Trying to Launch a Satellite to Show the Earth Is FlatA Georgia-based rapper wants to launch his own satellite to see if the Earth is round, and he's asking for money to do it.
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To save net neutrality rules, senator tries to get Ajit Pai off FCC Enlarge / Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) speaks during a town hall at Evergreen High School on July 8, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (credit: Getty Images | Stephen Brashear ) The Democratic opposition to Ajit Pai's re-confirmation was launched today by Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), who accused the Federal Communications Commission chairman of abandoning the public interest. Cantwell criticized Pa
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Should I be worried about how many concussions I've had? Health There’s a lot we don’t know. When it comes to concussions, it’s rarely the worst case scenario that we wonder about. But what about just one fist to the head?
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The Blade Runner 2049 Writers on Which Version of the Original Movie to Watch Image: Warner Bros./Alcon Entertainment Many different versions of Blade Runner have been released since the original film was released 35 years ago. Now, with the sequel Blade Runner 2049 coming out October 6, the question of which is the “right” one looms large—so we spoke to sequel writers Michael Green (American Gods) and Hampton Fancher ( cowriter of the original) about the old film, the new
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Lab-grown cells make doping agent EPO and cure anaemia in miceLab-grown stem cells can make the hormone EPO, which has notoriously been used in sports doping. Transplants of the cells might help some major types of anaemia
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Shape-shifting origami robot swaps bodies to roll, swim or walkA transforming robot can fold a suite of different exoskeletons around itself to roll, glide or walk to its destinations
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First trailer for Annihilation, based on a seemingly unfilmable novel First trailer for Annihilation , directed by Alex Garland and based on Jeff VanderMeer's incredible novel. Jeff VanderMeer's novel Annihilation , the first in his acclaimed Southern Reach trilogy, seems like it could never be filmed. It's the dark psychological story of scientists exploring a region of Florida dubbed Area X, which abruptly started defying the laws of physics and biology. Maybe it
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New class of molecules may protect brain from stroke, neurodegenerative diseasesResearch led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans, has discovered a new class of molecules in the brain that synchronize cell-to-cell communication and neuroinflammation/immune activity in response to injury or diseases. Elovanoids (ELVs) are bioactive chemical messengers made from omega-3 very long chain polyunsa
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Earliest evidence for a native African cultigen discovered in Eastern SudanArchaeologists examining plant impressions within broken pottery have discovered the earliest evidence for domesticated sorghum in Africa.
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NASA satellites peer into a lop-sided Hurricane MariaNASA's Aqua satellite and Global Precipitation Measurement mission, or GPM, satellites have been peering into what appears to be a somewhat lop-sided Hurricane Maria. The storm appears asymmetric because vertical wind shear is pushing clouds and showers to the eastern side of the storm.
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Atomistic simulations go the distance on metal strengthLawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have dived down to the atomic scale to resolve every 'jiggle and wiggle' of atomic motion that underlies metal strength.
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Why octopuses are building small “cities” off the coast of Australia Scheel, et. al. The first time that divers discovered a "city" of octopuses off the coast of Australia, it seemed like a fluke. Octopuses are notoriously solitary animals. Divers found a small group of them in 2009 living together in burrows built around a piece of discarded metal, and they called it "Octopolis." At the time, scientists believed it was a rarity, perhaps caused by human meddling i
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What's Slack Doing With Your Data? Image: Getty Boasting 9 million weekly users, troves of information flow through workplace chat app Slack from inside tens of thousands of companies. And for employees of those companies who spend 8 or more hours on Slack most days, the only way not to use the service is to find a new job. So what’s Slack doing with all the information we send through it? In a conversation with the MIT Technology
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All of Legacy's Biggest Revelations About the Future of the Marvel Universe Image: Marvel Legacy #1 Variant Cover by Alex Ross Today, Marvel Comics released Legacy #1 , the banner book for its latest roster shakeup that lays the groundwork for what’s to come for the Marvel comics universe, on Earth, in the stars, and beyond. Here are all the teasers we saw in the book, and what they might mean for Marvel’s mightiest heroes. The Avengers of 1,000,000 BC United to Fight a
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The Coming Explosion of Gravitational-Wave Detections Astronomers have detected gravitational waves coming from the collision of black holes somewhere in the universe—again. The detection, announced Wednesday, marks the fourth time in less than two years that scientists have observed the cosmic phenomenon. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO, announced the first-ever detection in February 2016. That news came a century a
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Is Steve Bannon Trump’s ‘Dark Angel’? Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax , considers Steve Bannon a bad influence on his friend President Trump. As Ruddy described it on Wednesday, the former White House chief strategist “has been a dark angel around the president” who inspires Trump’s more hard-right policies. That’s roughly the opposite of Bannon’s own assessment of White House dynamics. He continues to insist it’s West Wing “globalis
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Mini-protein rapid design method opens way to create a new class of drugsScientists have created a high-speed method to generate thousands of different, small, stable proteins from scratch that can be custom-designed to bind to specific therapeutic targets.
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Boeing offers $1 million prize for inventing a personal flying machine Enlarge / The Flyboard Air is a personal flying machine that was unveiled in 2016. (credit: Aquatic Aviation ) Boeing is offering $2 million in prizes—including a $1 million top prize—to inventors of "safe, quiet, ultra-compact, near-VTOL personal flying devices capable of flying 20 miles while carrying a single person." VTOL stands for vertical take-off and landing, meaning that Boeing is lookin
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Is Healthy Eating Possible in a World of False Advertising? American food banks are rejecting junk food for healthier fare, and so food corporations are hedging their bets elsewhere. Read More
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10 Things Saudi Arabian Women Still Can't Do Without Male Permission While Saudi Arabia allowed women to drive, many major restrictions remain on their rights. Read More
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Answer three questions and save half the world's biodiversityA growing international movement called 'Half Earth' calls for preserving 50 percent of the world's biodiversity. In today's Nature News and Views, conservationists James Watson of WCS and the University of Queensland and Oscar Venter of the University of Northern British Columbia pose three questions that need to be answered to make this bold vision a reality. The authors say the answers should p
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Mini-protein rapid design method opens way to create a new class of drugsA high-speed method has been developed to generate many different, small, stable proteins from scratch, custom-designed to bind to specific therapeutic targets. Protection against infectious diseases, like flu, and antidotes to nerve toxins are but two research goals of this approach. The method rapidly originates thousands of new drug candidates. These computer-designed proteins, which did not pr
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Biologists explore the molecular underpinnings of cells that recover from the verge of programmed deathA new collaboration between two UC Santa Barbara labs explores the underlying molecular mechanism of a remarkable process called anastasis, a Greek word meaning "rising to life." Building on earlier work showing that cells can recover from the brink of death, the new study demonstrates that anastasis is an active process composed of two distinguishable stages. The team's findings appear in the Jou
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The Only Tropical Rainforest in the National Forest System Was Devastated By Hurricane Maria Along Route 66 in the El Yunque National Forest. Image: Omar Gutiérrez del Arroyo Santiago A week after Hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean, Puerto Ricans are still struggling to get basic relief supplies and make contact with loved ones. But as the US territory’s leaders focus on the looming humanitarian crisis , scientists are starting to think about another longer-term impact of the sto
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Amazon debuts redesigned $99 Echo, plus a slew of new Echo devices, too Enlarge (credit: Amazon ) There are two new Echo smart home speakers: the revamped $99/ £89 Echo and the $150/ £140 Echo Plus, Amazon announced at an event today in Seattle today. The new Echo is the latest version of the company's Alexa-powered home speaker, while the Echo Plus houses Amazon's virtual assistant in addition to being a smart home hub for IoT devices. The new Echo speaker remains a
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A Just-Discovered Papyrus Reveals How the Great Pyramid Was Built A newly discovered papyrus contains an eye-witness account of the gathering of materials for the Great Pyramid. Read More
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Trump Deletes Tweets That Show His Impotence Former Judge Roy Moore is the Republican candidate for Senate in the state of Alabama, having defeated his rival, Luther Strange, whom President Trump was supporting. “ALABAMA, get out and vote for Luther Strange,” Trump had declared in one tweet, “he has proven to me that he will never let you down!” He later added, “Luther Strange has been shooting up in the Alabama polls since my endorsement.
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Will Trump Fire Tom Price Over Private Flights? 'We'll See' Tom Price, the secretary of health and human services, has garnered widespread condemnation for his use of taxpayer-funded charter jets, and on Wednesday he gained another noisy critic: his boss. “I was looking into it and I will look into it,” President Trump said of Price’s travel. “I will tell you personally, I’m not happy about it. I am not happy about it, and I’m going to look at it. I let h
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Scientists Gene-Edited Gluten to Make Wheat for People With Celiac Disease Photo: Getty Have you ever had gluten-free bread? It’s terrible. That’s because what makes bread delicious is gluten, a protein found in wheat that helps to give bread the firm but light texture and structure that makes carbs so irresistible. Now, though, science may have a fix. Scientists have engineered new strains of wheat that produce forms of gluten that decrease triggering of immune reactio
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You Can Order All of Amazon's New Devices Right Now Amazon Echo , $99 | 3-Pack for $247 with code ECHO3PACK Amazon Echo Plus , $149 Amazon Echo Spot , $129 Amazon Fire TV , $69 Three years after the original model launched to little fanfare, the new Amazon Echo is here . Complete with improved speaker quality, a refreshed design, and the ability to customize it with different face plates, it’s available now for $99 , or $80 less than the previous
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Amazon’s new Fire TV does 4K HDR, comes in a dongle form factor Amazon Amazon has a big hardware launch party today, and on the TV-side of things, the company is launching a new Fire TV. It's $69/ £70 , has a new form factor, and has 60FPS 4K HDR support. 4K HDR is a big deal for Amazon since the company is actually producing 4K HDR content. Before today, it wasn't possible to use Amazon hardware to watch Amazon shows like The Grand Tour in their full HDR glo
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A Short History of Donald Trump's Stormy Relationship With Facebook Image: Getty / Gizmodo Donald Trump got mad at Facebook on Wednesday morning. In a tweet, the president said the social network “ was always anti-Trump ” before complaining vaguely about fake news and “collusion.” Trump, a 71-year-old former reality TV show host, used to be a fan of Facebook, and, at one point, he even claimed to own Facebook stock. So what happened? Well, six minutes before Trum
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Arecibo Observatory 'Still Standing' After Hurricane Maria Ravaged Puerto RicoNearly a week after Hurricane Maria pulverized Puerto Rico, staff at the island's Arecibo Observatory are staying optimistic as they continue to survey the damage to their enormous radio telescope.
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This Cat Was Buff: Saber-Toothed Kittens Were MusclyPrehistoric saber-toothed cats would have been buff even as kittens, according to a new growth chart created for this pointy-toothed feline.
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Back from the brinkUCSB biologists explore the molecular underpinnings of cells that recover from the verge of programmed death.
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New test rapidly diagnoses ZikaMIT researchers have developed a paper-based test that can diagnose Zika infection within 20 minutes. Unlike existing tests, the new diagnostic does not cross-react with Dengue virus, a close relative of the Zika virus that can produce false positives on many Zika tests.
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New study released on nontraffic injuries and fatalities in young childrenFrom 1990-2014, researchers found more than 11,750 distinct incidents in a variety of venues and vehicles affecting 14,568 children 14 years and younger, resulting in nearly 3,400 deaths.
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Band gaps, made to orderUCSB engineers create atomically thin superlattice materials with precision.
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Russia and America Want to Build a Joint Space Station Near the Moon Image: Gregory H. Revera/Wikimedia Commons It seems like just yesterday that we were living in a constant nuclear threat, spending all of our time thinking about Russia and trying to put a someone on the Moon. Nothing has really changed, but now it seems that we’ll be working with Russia on the whole Moon thing. That’s nice. NASA and Roscosmos signed a joint statement today at the 68th Internatio
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Editing ‘bad’ gluten out of wheat makes it safer for coeliacsThe genetically modified wheat can still be used to make bread because only the bad forms of gluten have been removed
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EU plan to erase digital borders will further isolate Brexit UKEstonia wants the European Union to adopt free movement of data as a fundamental principle, letting half a billion people's personal info cross borders freely
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Blockchain-like ID may mean end of paper birth certificatesData could be put back into people’s hands by a digital ledger system like the blockchain behind bitcoin, and it could push governments to the sidelines
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Common antidepressant found to reduce belly fat in older miceBelly fat becomes much harder to lose when you get older. Inflamed immune cells may be to blame, and an antidepressant seems to help in mice
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Amazon's New Fire TV Gives Alexa One More Place to LiveYou can change channels on this television with your voice, like the remote control of the future.
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The Quest To Make A Better Video Game Controller Art by Sam Woolley Next time you play a video game, look down at the controller in your hand. Is it comfortable? Does it work well with the game you’re playing? Are your fingers all being used efficiently? If you could change one thing, what would it be? About 10 years ago, after permutations ranging from Atari 2600 joysticks to Sega Genesis “C” buttons, console game controllers arrived at someth
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Mapping black hole collisions gives astronomers (and hitchhikers) a new guideRochester Institute of Technology researchers helped pinpoint the precise location of a gravitational wave signal -- and the black hole merger that produced it -- detected by gravitational wave observatories LIGO and the French-Italian Virgo. They triangulated the position in the universe where the binary black hole merger occurred 1.8 billion years ago.
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Microsoft seems to have leaked the Surface Pro LTE specs, availability itself [Updated] Enlarge / Surface Pro with a Cobalt Blue Type Cover. In one of those moments that leaves you scratching your head and wondering how it happened, the specifications and release date of the Surface Pro LTE appear to have been leaked by Microsoft staff speaking in an official capacity on behalf of the company. When Microsoft announced the 2017 refresh of its Surface Pro tablet , the company promised
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Amazon's New Fire TV Is a High-Powered 4K Dongle Photo: Alex Cranz Amazon just announced a new Fire TV. It’s a dongle with a cable on one end and a black hunk of plastic on the other. For $70 it’s very reasonably priced, and you get a ton of features, too. The new Fire TV works a lot like Google’s $70 Chromecast Ultra . The Amazon competitor is neat little dongle that supports 4K HDR at 60 fps and Dolby Atmos sound. It sports a 1.5 GHz quad-cor
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Thousands Evacuated After Massive Explosion Rocks Ukrainian Ammunition Depot GIF Credit: Radio Free Europe A large fire at an ammunition depot in central Ukraine has triggered a series of massive explosions, prompting the evacuation of about 30,000 people . Hinting at sabotage, the country’s Prime Minister said “external factors” could be attributed to the blasts. The explosions happened early Wednesday (local time) near the town of Kalynivka, which is situated 120 miles
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Origami-Style Suits Turn Robots into Real-Life 'Transformers'In experiments, self-folding, heat-activated origami suits created for robots could help the machines walk, roll, sail and glide, according to the new study.
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Trio of detectors tracks gravitational waves to their homeLIGO and Virgo spot spacetime ripples in their first joint detection.
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Latest gravitational wave isn’t from neutron stars after allRecent speculation about the latest gravitational wave experiments suggested they may have seen a neutron star merger, but it’s another black hole smashup
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A few cold drops falling through a cloud could create a downpourOne raindrop that is less than 4°C cooler than the surrounding cloud can trigger a rapid burst of microdroplets, which can spawn a sudden rainstorm
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Mexico City quake: A few seconds’ warning can still save livesThe recent earthquake in Mexico City shows even the best tremor alarms sometimes only go off seconds before – but clever planning can mean those few seconds save many people
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Elusive, unusually large tree-dwelling rodent discovered in the Solomon Islands Animals And they're already in trouble. Shut up Westley. Rodents of Unusual Size absolutely do exist. Scientists discovered a new species of giant rat in the Solomon Islands.
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Potential New German Coalition Government Likely to Clash on EnergyAfter Sunday's federal election, Chancellor Angela Merkel is faced with political parties that disagree on key scientific and environmental issues.
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The hormone that could be making your dog aggressiveFor some dog owners, a leisurely walk can turn stressful the moment their canine companion sees another pup walking by. Dogs with what is known as "leash aggression" may bark, growl or lunge at other dogs during walks, setting the scene for a tense and potentially dangerous interaction.
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Amazon Introduces a Prettier, Bassier EchoAnd it's only $99.
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Homeopathic detox: Med school quietly flushes quack science after criticism Enlarge / The Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences will include a new building housing state-of-the-art technology and labs – forming the foundation for a national showcase for integrative health. (credit: University of California, Irvine ) University of California, Irvine—a school long known for embracing “alternative medicine”—has undergone a potent detox: the clinical arm of the
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The hormone that could be making your dog aggressiveThousands of people are hospitalized every year for dog bites, and aggressive behavior is a major reason dogs end up in shelters. University of Arizona researcher Evan MacLean studied the biology behind canine aggression, specifically the role of the hormones vasopressin and oxytocin.
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Unexpected discovery leads to new theory of liquid streamingResearchers at the University of Houston were studying the nonlinear transmission of light through an aqueous suspension of gold nanoparticles when they noticed something unexpected. A pulse laser appeared to have forced the movement of a stream of liquid in a glass laboratory cuvette. Their observation led to a new optofulidics principle, explained in a paper published Sept. 27 in the journal Sci
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Gravitational twists help theoretical physicists shed light on quantum complexityOxford University scientists address the problem of quantum complexity, identifying Monte-Carlo simulations as a particular physical phenomenon that cannot be captured by any local quantum. The work looks at the challenging 'sign problem.'
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Fast and accurate 'dipstick' test for diagnosing ZikaA newly developed, fast, and cost-effective dipstick test sensitively and specifically identified Zika virus and all four dengue virus subtypes without any detectable cross-reactivity.
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An 'internal GPS' helps seabirds find homeA newly created animal movement model reveals that seabirds orient themselves when over an ocean and compensate for wind drift even when landmarks are absent, to eventually move toward their desired direction. The results may pave the way to a new era of analyzing animal decision-making.
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Researchers uncover the source of diabetic painA new King's College London study reveals the molecular basis of chronic nerve pain in diabetes. The findings in mice, published today in Science Translational Medicine, could one day lead to treatments which target the source of the pain.
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Expectant mother's elevated blood pressure raises child's risk of obesityWhen expectant mothers have elevated blood pressure during pregnancy, it may raise their children's risk of developing childhood obesity, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
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Move towards 'holy grail' of computing by creation of brain-like photonic microchipsScientists have made a crucial step towards unlocking the 'holy grail' of computing -- microchips that mimic the way the human brain works to store and process information.
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Tree-climbing geckos that use narrower perches have longer limbs than expectedTree-climbing geckos that use narrow perches have relatively longer limbs than comparisons with other tree-climbing lizards would suggest, according to a study published Sept. 27, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Travis Hagey from Michigan State University, US, and colleagues.
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Isotopic analyses link the lives of Late Neolithic individuals to burial location in SpainAn isotopic analysis of megalithic graves and caves in Spain may suggest the existence of a degree of differentiation in the lifeways of people buried in these different funerary sites, according to a study published Sept. 27, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Teresa Fernández-Crespo and Rick Schulting from the University of the Basque Country, Spain, and the University of Oxford, UK.
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Saber-toothed kittens may have been born with thicker bones than other contemporary catsSaber-toothed kittens may have been born with thicker bones compared to other contemporary cats, but they have a similar pattern of bone development, according to a study published Sept. 27, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Katherine Long from California State Polytechnic University, USA and colleagues.
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Arrowhead data reveal important considerations for future hepatitis B treatmentArrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced results from studies of ARC-520, a prior-generation RNAi therapeutic candidate against chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, in a Phase 2 clinical study in HBV patients and a complementary study in chimpanzees chronically infected with HBV. These studies demonstrated that HBV DNA integrated into the host genome is an under-appreciated source of H
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Army Troops Deployed in Rio Slum to Fight Drug Gang Violence Recently, rival drug trafficking gangs and factions in Rio de Janeiro’s giant Rocinha favela have fought several frightening street battles for dominance. The heavily-armed gang members were more than local police could handle, so 950 army soldiers were deployed to the narrow streets and alleys of Rocinha on Friday. After numerous arrests, officials say the favela is now back under control, with
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Amazon turns up the volume on rivals with Echo price cut (Update)Amazon will head into the holiday shopping season with a simple wish list: It wants voice-controlled devices featuring its digital assistant Alexa to become as ubiquitous in people's homes as televisions.
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Origami ‘Clothes’ Make the Robot Origami ‘Clothes’ Make the Robot By wearing different self-folding exoskeletons, a robot can move, roll, float and glide. Origami robot_topNteaser.jpg Origami exoskeletons can be layered on top of one another to equip a basic cube with different locomotion capabilities. Image credits: Miyashita et al., Sci. Robot. 2, eaao4369 (2017) Technology Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 14:00 Marcus Woo, Con
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Could techno-fixes and gene therapies really save the world’s coral? A team of scientists and reef managers say it’s time to consider ‘riskier’ and unconventional ways to save the world’s coral habitats. As the metaphorical canary in the global warming coalmine goes, the planet’s coral reefs are hard to beat. Swathes of corals in all tropical basins have been hit by the longest mass bleaching event yet recorded that kicked off in 2014 and ended, at least officiall
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Study shows high cost of truckers not having enough places to park and restA pilot study by Oregon State University illustrates the high economic cost of having too few safe places for commercial truck drivers to park and rest.
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This molecule stores our long-term memories New research has uncovered the molecule that stores long-term memories—it’s called calcium/calmodulin dependent protein kinase, or CaMKII for short. The discovery of the memory molecule resolves one of the oldest mysteries in neuroscience—how do our brains create and retain long-term memories? “How can a molecule in your brain serve as a memory? How does nature accomplish this?” The finding also
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Unexpected discovery leads to new theory of liquid streamingResearchers at the University of Houston were studying the nonlinear transmission of light through an aqueous suspension of gold nanoparticles when they noticed something unexpected. A pulse laser appeared to have forced the movement of a stream of liquid in a glass laboratory cuvette.
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Tree-climbing geckos that use narrower perches have longer limbs than expectedTree-climbing geckos that use narrow perches have relatively longer limbs than comparisons with other tree-climbing lizards would suggest, according to a study published September 27, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Travis Hagey from Michigan State University, US, and colleagues.
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Move towards 'holy grail' of computing by creation of brain-like photonic microchipsScientists have made a crucial step towards unlocking the "holy grail" of computing - microchips that mimic the way the human brain works to store and process information.
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Isotopic analyses link the lives of Late Neolithic individuals to burial location in SpainAn isotopic analysis of megalithic graves and caves in Spain may suggest the existence of a degree of differentiation in the lifeways of people buried in these different funerary sites, according to a study published September 27, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Teresa Fernández-Crespo and Rick Schulting from the University of the Basque Country, Spain, and the University of Oxford, UK
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Saber-toothed kittens may have been born with thicker bones than other contemporary catsSaber-toothed kittens may have been born with thicker bones compared to other contemporary cats, but they have a similar pattern of bone development, according to a study published September 27, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Katherine Long from California State Polytechnic University, USA and colleagues.
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Gravitational twists help theoretical physicists shed light on quantum complexityAre we are living in a computer simulation? Intriguingly, the crux of this question may be hiding in an exotic quantum phenomenon which shows up in metals as a response to twists of space-time geometry.
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Saber-toothed kittens were born armed to pounceEven as babies, saber-toothed cats had not only oversized canine teeth but also unusually powerful forelimbs.
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Origami outfits help these bots change tasks swiftlyThese robots change shape by slipping into different origami exoskeletons.
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Study allows establishing a timeline of obesityIn experiments with mice, a Brazilian research group showed that, well before the profile of intestinal bacteria gets altered, a diet rich in saturated fats damages the hypothalamus -- region of the brain responsible for optimizing the organism's absorption of nutrients -- because its cells react to the excess of fat in the bloodstream as if they were fighting pathogens. According to the research,
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Study examines survival of very low birthweight babiesA new study published in Acta Paediatrica indicates that survival of babies born weighing ?500 g is poor despite advances in neonatal care.
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Opioid crisis in Staten Island affects all races and socioeconomic backgroundsContrary to media reports, the opioid epidemic on Staten Island is not confined to affluent young white residents, and affects all neighborhoods, races, ages, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The study is published in a report titled, "Staten Island Needs Assessment: Opioid Addiction Prevention and Treatment Systems of Care." The findings were presented at a press conference by the District Attorney
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Amazon Just Announced a Buttload of New Echo Gadgets [Updated] Image: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo It might not feel like it, but it’s been almost three years since the original Amazon Echo hit the scene. In the time since, the number of Alexa-powered devices has grown from a single smart speaker into an entire family including the Dot , the Look , and the Show —not to mention all the third-party devices out there. But now, Amazon has returned its attention to the dev
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Unleash Your Inner Architect With This Special LEGO Kit LEGO Architecture Studio , $113 The LEGO Architecture Studio doesn’t include any licensed movie characters, or even colors, and that’s what makes it great. Instead, it’s just 1200+ white and transparent bricks, plus a 272 page guidebook to help you study and create architectural forms with your own hands. It’s definitely not for everyone, but reviewers seem to love it, and it would make a great g
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Study shows high cost of truckers not having enough places to park and restA pilot study illustrates the high economic cost of having too few safe places for commercial truck drivers to park and rest.
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Zealandia: Sunken 8th Continent Reveals Its Buried SecretsThe lost eighth continent of Zealandia was once above land, fossils from ocean sediments reveal.
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It's Official: The Next Terminator Movie Will Be Out in Summer 2019 Image: Paramount Pictures Hot on the heels of new plot and character details in the next installment of James Cameron’s time-traveling AI apocalypse comes a release date: Terminator 6 —or Terminator 3: For Real This Time , or whatever it’ll be called—is coming out on July 26, 2019. The date was announced in Variety on the same day that The Hollywood Reporter ran an interview with Cameron that tal
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Loihi: Introducing self-learning chip from Intel, to rev up AI(Tech Xplore)—A self learning chip from Intel designed to work like the human brain has been announced.
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Twitterverse atwitter over expanded tweet limitTwitter's test of an expanded 280-character limit is aimed at luring new users, but some of the social network's passionate loyalists fear the change will strip it of its unique appeal.
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Blue Planet 2 producer promises a 'real life Pixar' from underwater sequelThe BBC is going under the waves with David Attenborough in a second series of Blue Planet, which was first shown in 2001.
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Metal detectorists unearth unique hoard of Roman artefacts The find, which includes a ‘licking’ dog sculpture never before found in Britain, is being kept under special conditions for insurance reasons A lucky metal detector enthusiast’s breathtaking find is a first in British history, according to archaeologists. A hoard of ancient Roman bronze artefacts includes a sculpture of a “licking” dog never found before in Britain. Continue reading...
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Oldest Evidence of Life Found in 3.95-Billion-Year-Old RocksThe new finding from Labrador, Canada, represents the earliest sign of life yet on Earth by 200 million years or more, the researchers said.
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Canada Names Chief Science AdvisorScientists speculate about whether the appointment will mean more funding for research.
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Pigeons Can Switch Tasks More Quickly than HumansThe birds' ability to multitask may be attributable to a more densely packed cerebral cortex, scientists propose.
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Opinion: Banning Shark Fin Sales in the U.S. Will BackfireA proposal to do so would cause waste, promote less sustainable fisheries, and penalize US fishers who follow best practices.
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The volatile processes that shaped the EarthIn a new study featured on the cover of the latest edition of Nature, researchers from the University of Oxford's Department of Earth Sciences untangle some of the processes involved in shaping the Earth. Revealing that the mini-planets added to Earth had previously undergone melting and evaporation. They also address another scientific conundrum: the Earth's depletion in many economically importa
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Research sheds new light on how Earth and Mars were createdAnalysing a mixture of earth samples and meteorites, scientists from the University of Bristol have shed new light on the sequence of events that led to the creation of the planets Earth and Mars.
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Black holes with ravenous appetites define Type I active galaxiesNew research published in the journal Nature suggests that Type I and Type II active galaxies do not just appear different -- they are, in fact, very different from each other, both structurally and energetically. According to the results of a new study, the key factor that distinguishes Type I and Type II galaxies is the rate at which their central black holes -- or active galactic nuclei -- cons
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Melanoma cells rewire to resist drug treatment, Penn-Wistar team findsA study out this week in Nature, led by scientists from the University of Pennsylvania and The Wistar Institute, reveals why relapses after treatment for metastatic melanoma occur. While combination therapies block off the principal pathway that cancer cells use to fuel their growth, the cells come to bypass this blockade and, like vehicles on a detour route, make use of additional pathways to con
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Battling belly fat: Specialized immune cells impair metabolism in agingIn a new study, Yale researchers have described how nervous systems and immune systems talk to each other to control metabolism and inflammation. Their finding furthers scientists' understanding of why older adults fail to burn stored belly fat, which raises the risk of chronic disease. The study also points to potential therapeutic approaches to target the problem, the researchers said.
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Oldest traces of life on Earth may lurk in Canadian rocks Researchers report chemical evidence of organisms that lived 3.95 billion years ago, but scepticism abounds. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22685
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Earth's Explosive History Explains Its Strange Chemical Make-Up The red is volatiles, the yellow is molten rock (Image: Philip J. Carter) If you made a building out of bricks and cinderblocks, then hundreds of years later you’d expect it to still be, well, a building made of bricks and cinderblocks. But planets are not buildings if you haven’t noticed. Earth, for instance, just doesn’t seem to have the same composition as the meteors thought to have formed it
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Take a Deep Sea Dive Into the Trailer for the Blue Planet Sequel GIF GIF Source: BBC Earth It’s been 16 years since the original Blue Planet debuted and crowned BBC Earth as the king of the nature documentary. In the meantime, David Attenborough and company have focused on a number of other documentaries, but now they’re circling back with a sequel to the beloved series that told the story of our world’s oceans. According to Attenborough, the BBC crew have bee
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European Detector Spots Its First Gravitational WaveBlack hole merger pinpointed with record accuracy by the LIGO and Virgo observatories -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Life on Earth may date back 3.95 bn years: studyRudimentary life may have existed on Earth 3.95 billion years ago, a time when our infant planet was being bombarded by comets and had hardly any oxygen, researchers said Wednesday.
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Q&A: How Apple's Face ID facial recognition worksIn mid-September, Apple unveiled its new Face ID facial recognition system , which is due to debut with the iPhone X on Nov. 3. The system lets users unlock their phones just by glancing at them, but has also raised privacy questions and some anxieties over whether someone could force you to unlock your phone by pointing it at your face.
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Trump won't get expanded tweet space, for nowUS President Donald Trump won't be part of the group testing the expanded character limit for messages on the Twitter the social network.
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Judge spanks Mugshots.com hard for charging for photo removal Enlarge / Ars Creative Director Aurich Lawson is looking for $15k apiece to have these Ars authors' faces removed from this group mug shot. (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) Websites that publish mug shots and charge for their removal have defeated one lawsuit after the other, claiming First Amendment protection. But that defense to this shady industry may be about to burst. That's because a federa
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Review: Nintendo SNES Classic EditionThe latest tiny Nintendo console is the best kind of throwback.
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Herbicide harms plant-friendly bacteria Farmers fighting weeds with herbicide may also be unintentionally killing bacteria that benefit the soil and guard against fungus, new research suggests. Researchers found that using the weed-killing herbicide glyphosate negatively affected Pseudomonas , a soil-friendly kind of bacteria. “Beneficial Pseudomonas in the soil can help crops thrive. They can produce plant-stimulating hormones to prom
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These Canadian Rocks May Contain the Oldest Known Traces of Life Traces of graphite in ancient Canadian rocks were produced by microorganisms 3.95 billion years ago, according to new research. (Image: Tsuyoshi Komiya, The University of Tokyo) Researchers working at a sedimentary rock formation in northern Labrador, Canada, say they’ve uncovered evidence of primordial life in 3.95 billion-year-old rocks. The discovery, which is already drawing scrutiny and some
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In Wake of Relentless Hurricane Season, Wildlife is Exhausted, Disoriented and Vulnerable Image: Pixabay Consider the plight of the Barbuda Warbler. A tiny puff of grey and gold feathers, the songbird is found only on its namesake island, where it sticks to dry, shrubby vegetation out of the way of encroaching human development. Its numbers range from 1,000 to 2,000 in the wild . It’s exactly the sort of species that can least afford to be hit by a hurricane—and the situation on Barbu
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Researchers refine recipe for quantum-enhanced technologiesThe U.S. 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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Study sheds new light on how Earth and Mars were createdAnalysing a mixture of earth samples and meteorites, scientists from the University of Bristol have shed new light on the sequence of events that led to the creation of the planets Earth and Mars.
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The volatile processes that shaped the EarthOxford University scientists have shed new light on how the Earth was first formed.
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Black holes with ravenous appetites define Type I active galaxiesFor decades, astronomers have tried to pin down why two of the most common types of active galaxies, known as Type I and Type II galaxies, appear different when observed from Earth. Although both galaxy types host voracious supermassive black holes known as active galactic nuclei, which actively swallow matter and emit massive amounts of radiation, Type I galaxies appear brighter to astronomers' t
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Carbon found in 3.95bn-year-old rocks is remnant of ancient life – researchers Graphite particles suggest that the first organisms emerged on Earth more than 4bn years ago during one of the most violent periods in our planet’s history Life may have gained a foothold on Earth more than 4bn years ago, according to researchers who believe that fragments of carbon found in rocks in Canada are remnants of ancient organisms. Researchers in Japan analysed graphite particles in roc
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Earth Had Life From Its Infancy The Torngat Mountains in northeastern Canada are full of life. Reindeer graze on lichen, polar bears prowl the coastlines, and great whales swim in the offshore waters. Scientists patrol the land, too, looking for the oldest rocks on the planet, which were formed almost 4 billion years ago, when the Earth was just an infant world. Back then, the landscape would have been very different. The Earth
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Is Saudi Arabia Really Changing? Tuesday’s announcement that women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to drive is extraordinary both in social and political terms. There is also an important economic dimension: Currently, an estimated one million foreign men, mainly from the South Asia and the Philippines, are employed as drivers for Saudi families. Now, many will no longer be needed. Perhaps anticipating yesterday’s news, last wee
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New Gravitational Wave Detection From Colliding Black HolesVirgo, a new detector for gravitational waves, joined the L-shaped antennas seeking space-time reverberations from colliding black holes.
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215 Million Americans Watched the Solar Eclipse, Study FindsIt was bigger than the Super Bowl. Many more watched it in person or electronically than voted last year.
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1 Sneeze, 1 Vote among African Wild DogsIndividuals in packs of African wild dogs appear to sneeze to make their wishes known regarding when to get up and hunt. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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European detector spots its first gravitational wave Black-hole merger pinpointed with record accuracy by the LIGO and Virgo observatories. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22690
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