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Elon Musk Lays Out His Mars Colony Plans Billionaire inventor Elon Musk said his company SpaceX is developing a Mars rocket that will be ready to launch in 2022. We look at how realistic that plan is.
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Winter Is Coming. What If Roads And Runways Could De-Ice Themselves? Researchers are looking for alternatives to salt or harmful chemicals, including using concrete that can safely conduct electricity and heat road surfaces to keep them clear of ice and snow. (Image credit: University of Nebraska-Lincoln University Communications)
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Settling the debate: What makes a “core” Mario game? Enlarge (credit: Collage by Aurich Lawson ) Nintendo's mascot Mario has appeared in literally hundreds of video games , from featured appearances to small cameos. But simply considering every game with "Mario" in the title equally and flatly as a "Mario game" isn't a very useful categorization. Surely there's some way to draw a line between the games like Super Mario Bros. and games like Dance Da
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Airline plans to use electric airplanes in 10 years—is that possible? Enlarge / This electric jet doesn't exist yet, but it might in 2027! (credit: EasyJet ) One of Europe's largest airlines, EasyJet , announced on Wednesday that it is aiming to begin service with electric-powered airplanes within the next decade. EasyJet will be collaborating with an aviation startup called Wright Electric to make this vision a reality. The companies have ambitious goals: they wan
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Parakeet Invasion of Mexico Driven by Europe's Ban on Bird ImportsAttempts to stop the spread of bird flu and protect wildlife had unintended consequences -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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3D print a serial-free handgun at home with the latest Ghost Gunner update Enlarge / Defense Distributed's Ghost Gunner machine has learned some new tricks (as evidenced here by this 19-11). (credit: Cody Wilson / Defense Distributed) Three years ago , Cody Wilson and his organization, Defense Distributed, released a $1,200 computer-numerically-controlled (CNC) mill called the Ghost Gunner. The machine essentially made home gunsmithing faster, cheaper, and more portable
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Try On a New Pair of Privé Revaux Sunglasses For $24 Or Less [Exclusive] If you missed out on our earlier Privé Revaux exclusive discounts over the summer in the summer, here’s another chance to pick from 35 great-looking frames for just $21-$24 each. The three cheapest are also three of the most popular. I own The Assassin , and have gotten a lot of compliments on it. Just use code 30PRIVER to get any of them for $21. The Commando is another great option for anyone t
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Make your life paperless with these apps and gadgets DIY The best ways to digitize everything. Go paperless—it empties your filing cabinet, cuts down on clutter, and lets you find documents more easily. These apps and gadgets make the switch pain-free.
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Paris experiments with 'car-free day' across cityParisians were encouraged to roller-blade, bike or stroll through the City of Light on Sunday for a "car-free" day intended to leave the streets vacant for slower, clean forms of transport.
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Retailer Noon.com opens in UAE after delays, Amazon's entryThe online retailer Noon.com has launched in the United Arab Emirates after months of delays, more than $1 billion in pledged investments and Amazon's entry into the market.
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Dyson's Plan to Build Electric Cars Isn't as Crazy as It SoundsThe vacuum and fan maker has a real chance to earn its place in a changing auto industry.
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Where Are the Drones That Could Be Saving Puerto Rico?The technology exists. Now it's time to put it into action.
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Quantum mysteries dissolve if possibilities are realitiesQuantum mysteries can be avoided if reality encompasses possibilities as well as actualities, a new paper proposes.
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Don’t fly your drone near these US landmarks, FAA warns Enlarge / Mt. Rushmore in Keystone, South Dakota. (credit: Karen Bleier/Getty Images ) The Federal Aviation Administration is issuing new drone-flight rules that outlaws flying unmanned hobby aircraft within 400 feet of several US landmarks, including the Statute of Liberty. The FAA said it issued the new rules, which include "potential civil penalties and criminal charges," at "the request of US
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Realistisk test skal fange forurenende bilerIngeniøren har været med ude på de aarhusianske veje for at opleve ‘virkelig kørsel’ under EU’s nye test af udledninger fra bilmotorer.
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American Policing Goes to the Supreme Court The U.S. Supreme Court is back in more ways than one. Monday marks the first time in two years that nine justices have started a new term, and the Court has a full slate of high-profile cases to resolve. In addition to hearing arguments on LGBT rights and organized labor , the Court will weigh in on several major criminal-justice issues, from digital privacy and vehicle searches to qualified immu
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The Spanish Court Decision That Sparked the Modern Catalan Independence Movement In 2010 Spain’s Constitutional Court issued a landmark ruling that inadvertently laid the ground for Sunday’s independence referendum in Catalonia. At issue was the 2006 Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia , a law passed by the legislature in the autonomous Spanish community, that was then approved by Spain’s parliament and later ratified in a referendum by Catalan voters. Almost immediately, the Po
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Kunstig køling var et gennembrud for CarlsbergTv-serien ‘Bryggeren’ om J.C. Jacobsen opruller et stykke industrihistorie. For ølbrygningen var den kunstige køling nok det største tekniske gennembrud.
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Social media and democracy: optimism fades as fears riseJust a few years ago, Facebook and Twitter were hailed as tools for democracy activists, enabling movements like the Arab Spring to flourish.
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Bagels, pretzels, Boo! How to explain science NobelsWhat do a pretzel, a lock of hair and a scream have in common? They've all been used to explain the highly complex scientific research honoured with a Nobel Prize to the general public.
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Director turns to virtual reality to tastefully show tragedyFor 25 years filmmaker Gina Kim wanted to make a movie about the true story of a South Korean sex worker killed by an American soldier, but struggled with how to do so without feeling she was exploiting the victim. Then virtual reality arrived.
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Released sea turtle carries oceanographer's ashes out to seaA rescued green sea turtle named Picasso was released back into the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, carrying the ashes of a self-taught Texas oceanographer who founded the rehabilitation center that helped nurse it back to health.
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Will robots bring about the end of work? Automation looks set to replace many jobs in the next few decades. What work will be left for humans to do? Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has a simple way to predict the future. The future is simply what rich people have today. The rich have chauffeurs. In the future, we will have driverless cars that chauffeur us all around. The rich have private bankers. In the future, we will all have
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Tsunami sendte japanske havdyr på lang rejse til USAEfter tsunamien i Japan i 2011 er flere hundrede arter af japanske havdyr landet på amerikanske strande. Plastik og drivgods var tømmerflåder på den lange tur over Stillehavet.
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How Spain Misunderstood the Catalan Independence Movement Today, millions of citizens of the Spanish region of Catalonia hope to vote in a referendum to declare their independence. Many Catalans feel that they are, historically, a separate people with their own distinct language and culture that must be protected through the restoration of their own nation. But Spain’s government is vehemently opposed to such a referendum even taking place. The country’
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Are you self-compassionate? Personality quiz | Ben Ambridge Take our quiz to see how highly you score on self-compassion Compassion is generally thought of as something that we show (or don’t show) to others. But recently psychologists have become increasingly interested in self-compassion. Do you go easy on yourself, or beat yourself up over the slightest slip-up? To find out, rate your agreement with the following statements on a scale from 1 (strongly
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Meet the Transgenic Silkworms That Are Spinning out Spider SilkResearchers explore genetic engineering to produce super-tough fibers.
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Researchers Argue for Considering Lab Animals Perspective in Housing DecisionsSome researchers suggest that providing experimental animals with more-natural living conditions not only benefits the organisms, but the data they generate as well.
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Teaching Humans to EcholocateBy investigating the science behind 'seeing' with sound, researchers hope to help blind individuals independently navigate the world.
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Bitter Taste Receptors in Uterus May One Day Help Prevent Premature BirthResearchers suggest that the receptors can control early labor contractions.
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Live Cell ExtractionsNanostraws that collect specimens from cells without killing them allow for repeated sampling.
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Paused RNA Polymerase Quashes New Initiation of TranscriptionPauses may help cells fine-tune gene expression.
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Microglia Turnover in the Human BrainResearchers find that about a quarter of the immune cells are replaced every year.
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Insect Deploys Anti-AntiaphrodisiacFemale plant bugs produce a compound to counter males' attempts to render the females unattractive to other mates.
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Damage PatrollerStephen Elledge has built a career studying how eukaryotic cells maintain genomic integrity.
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Harald Janovjak: Cellular ScionAssistant Professor, Synthetic Physiology, Institute of Science and Technology Austria. Age: 38
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Drugging the DisorderomeStrategies for targeting intrinsically disordered proteins
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Designer DNAComputational tools for mapping out synthetic nucleic acids
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Flux and Uncertainty in the CRISPR Patent LandscapeThe battle for the control of the intellectual property surrounding CRISPR-Cas9 is as storied and nuanced as the technology itself.
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Lost MindsModern technology can offer a window into the cognition of extinct species.
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Bathtub Bloodbath, 1793French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat took on many roles over the course of his life, including physician and scientist.
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Do Pathogens Gain Virulence as Hosts Become More Resistant?Emerging infections provide clues about how pathogens might evolve when farm animals are protected from infection.
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Macrophages Are the Ultimate MultitaskersFrom guiding branching neurons in the developing brain to maintaining a healthy heartbeat, there seems to be no job that the immune cells can't tackle.
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Infographic: Nanostraw ExtractionResearchers devise a way to sample living proteins and RNAs from cells by using an electric current to briefly open pores in the membrane.
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Infographic: Writing with DNAResearchers devise numerous strategies to encode information into nucleic acids.
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Infographic: Evolving VirulenceTracking the myxoma virus in the wild rabbit populations of Australia has yielded insight into how pathogens and their hosts evolve.
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Infographic: Macrophages Around the BodyIn addition to circulating in the blood as immune sentinels, macrophages play specialized roles in different organs around the body.
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Infographic: Polymerase Pausing Halts TranscriptionUsing a drug to freeze RNA polymerase II on Drosophila DNA, researchers found that transcription could not continue.
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Book Excerpt from Rise of the NecrofaunaIn chapter 4, 'Why Recreate the Woolly Mammoth?' author Britt Wray explores the social consequences of bringing an iconic species back from extinction.
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Making DNA Data Storage a RealityA few kilograms of DNA could theoretically store all of humanity's data, but there are practical challenges to overcome.
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New evidence would push life back to at least 3.95 billion years ago Enlarge / Four billion years old? You don't look a day over 2 billion! (credit: Tashiro et al/Nature ) You could be forgiven for thinking that the remnants of the Earth’s first life don’t want to be found. Between geology and happenstance, the earliest life has certainly covered its tracks well. While paleontologists studying dinosaurs can sometimes bring an unambiguously gigantic femur home, tho
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The Sequel to Luc Besson's Lucy is Still Happening, and Has a Script Image: EuropaCorp This both is and isn’t a surprise: Luc Besson is still working on a sequel to 2014's Lucy, and has written the script for it. The news comes buried in a shareholder meeting reported on by Variety , with the salient details picked up by Screen Rant . In it, the CEO of EuropaCorp, Besson’s film studio, Marc Shmuger, reports that the movie remains in active development and has
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What’s this – children showing self-control? | Vanessa ThorpeDespite being surrounded by temptation, children are getting better at resisting it The innocuous-sounding “marshmallow test”, many will remember, is the beguiling name given to an established experiment that serves to separate those children who can control their primal urges from those who cannot. Given the choice of confectionery now or a double helping a bit later, the child with a greater cha
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We hail individual geniuses, but success in science comes through collaboration | Jeremy FarrarThis week’s Nobel winners will have drawn on teams, often multinational, now threatened by Brexit When we think of famous scientists, we think of Albert Einstein, perhaps Marie Curie or Francis Crick. More recently, there’s Peter Higgs, known for the Higgs boson, Andre Geim for graphene or John O’Keefe for his work on the GPS systems in our brains . Though they span vastly different scientific dis
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The Voyager Golden Record Finally Finds An Earthly Audience For 40 years, the record's interstellar message to extraterrestrials remained mostly unheard by human audiences — until a Kickstarter campaign brought a new vinyl box set to the public. (Image credit: Ozma Records/LADdesign)
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Equifax, Which Said Executives Did Not Know of Hack Before Trades, Has Launched a 'Thorough Review' Photo: AP Equifax Inc. has insisted that three executives who sold off over a million dollars in shares just days after news of a massive hack of 143 million Americans’ financial data spread internally were not aware of the breach when they made the sales. But internally, amid federal investigations of both the company’s handling of the incident and the three managers in question, Equifax may not
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How Much Will The Misfits Get For This Totally Restored '55 Chevy? #MisfitGarage | Wednesdays at 9p With $50K into the '55 Chevy, Tom haggles with a potential buyer hoping to bring Fired Up their biggest sale to date. Full episodes streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/misfit-garage/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/misfitgarage https://www.facebook.com/Discovery Follow us on Twit
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New York voters have no 1st Amendment right to snap ballot-booth selfies Enlarge (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images ) A New York federal judge is upholding New York's ban on voters photographing their marked ballots in polling places. The judge says the First Amendment is trumped by the law's stated goal to cut down on election fraud via vote buying and extortion. US District Judge P. Kevin Castel said the statute deprives a perpetrator of election fraud the modern-day
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The 20 Weirdest Military WeaponsFrom bat bombs to chicken-heated nukes, here are some of the most outlandish military weapons ever conceived.
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SEC Charges Shady ICO Operator With Fraud Photo: AP The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday charged businessman Maksim Zaslavskiy with fraudulently running two initial coin offerings (ICOs), a form of largely unregulated investment vehicle in which companies take investors’ cash or cryptocurrency in exchange for “crypto-tokens.” The SEC has warned for months ICOs may work as a way for scammers to illegally dodge the strict rules
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How About a Voucher for an Organ Later If You Donate One Now? A new system proposes a voucher system for the .S. that could increase organ donations. Read More
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Do You Have True Friendships? Aristotle Thinks You Don't The philosopher could very well be in Mean Girls with this kind of theory. Read More
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The Science of Tears: Why We Cry Crying depends on your culture, gender, attachment style, and so many other factors. Read More
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Exploring a Different Kind of Team SportLearning how to balance strategy, practice, programming and teamwork at robotics camp -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Trump Attacks Puerto Rican Leaders in the Middle of a Humanitarian Crisis [UPDATED] AP From the safety and comfort of his New Jersey golf resort , President Donald Trump on Saturday lashed out on Twitter against Puerto Rican leaders who are facing a dire humanitarian crisis after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Now, in addition to his failed response to that hurricane, which has left the island’s residents without food, water, electricity, roads, and other infrastr
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200.000 DAB-radioer er ubrugelige fra i dagSøndag bliver radioen tavs hos næsten én million lyttere. Til gengæld bliver der plads til flere radiokanaler.
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How AI Learned to Bluff and Beat Humans at Poker AI has not only beat chess, Go, and Jeopardy champions, but now it has defeated some of the world's best poker players. And unlike chess or Go, playing poker involves unknown information like bluffing. Read More
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The Star Wars Extended Universe's Coolest Jedi Could've Been in Rogue One Image: LucasArts When building a prequel to A New Hope , the writers and producers of the Lucasfilm top brass had a lot of possible material to work with. In the old Star Wars canon, that time period was absolutely flush with exiled Jedi, daring heroes, and villains that never made it anywhere close to the big screen. Eventually, they went with a set of heroes and villains that were either big sc
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Save $500 On This Pioneer Sound Bar, One of the Cheapest and Easiest Ways to Experience Dolby Atmos Pioneer Surround Dolby Atmos Sound Bar , $500 While 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound involves placing speakers around your room on a single plane, the concept behind Dolby Atmos audio is to give audio an element of height. If you don’t want to install speakers in your ceiling though, this sound bar is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to pull off the effect. The Pioneer Surround Elite Atmos Soundbar
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Trim Your Hair, Beard, and Manscape With This $40 Philips Multigroom Philips Norelco Multigroom , $40 The Philips Norelco Multigroom is actually three shaving tools in one: A beard trimmer, a hair cutter, and a body groomer. No matter what you’re using it for, you get your choice of 17 different length settings, and a battery that lasts for over an hour per charge. Today’s $40 deal is over $20 less than usual, and the best price Amazon’s ever listed.
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Universe review: our starry night, seen from all angles A new Phaidon photobook draws from the worlds of astronomy and art to create a complete, beautiful picture of how we see space and ourselves within it • View a gallery of more images from Universe Many poetic descriptions of the universe have found their way into print over the millennia that humankind has been fascinated with outer space. The starry vault, the firmament, the void, heaven – all e
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The universe, as seen by art and science – in pictures A new Phaidon photobook, Universe , compiles visions of space from across history, as seen by astronomers, astronauts, painters and propagandists • Read astronomer and author Dr Stuart Clark’s review of Universe Continue reading...
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Wow, There Might Be An Actual Release Date for Terry Gilliam's Don Quixote Film Image: Amazon Studios A number of great directors have spent large portions of their careers working on widely ambitious passion projects that never see the light of day. Famously, Stanley Kubrick spent years of his life working on a sprawling biopic about Napoleon Bonaparte, the project failing to materialize again and again before his death. For a long time, Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed D
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Sylvania Smart+ Multicolor LEDs Review: Simple smart bulbs for HomeKit users Gadgets If you're already using Apple's smart home platform, these bulbs are a breeze. If you're already using Apple's HomeKit, you don't need extra hardware to use these smart bulbs.
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A Mysterious Rodent Falls From a Tree and Into Our Lives Stories of a giant tree rat in the Solomon Islands have turned out to be true. Meet Uromys vika. Read More
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US Navy & Xbox: Why Use a $38k Joystick When You Can Use a $30 Controller? The US Navy will begin swapping out expensive periscope joysticks in exchange for off-the-shelf Xbox controllers. Read More
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An Interview with Yours TrulyWhat advice do I have for graduate students? Tl;dr: It's okay to get help -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The NSA Warned Jared Kushner Not to Do the Dumb Email Thing That He Then Did Photo: AP Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and a number of other senior White House officials who used their personal emails for work purposes were expressly warned by the National Security Agency not to do so, Politico reported on Friday. Per Politico , Kushner and other staffers (including former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus) all continued to use their private emails despite the NSA war
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A New Way to Kill Cancer Cells... By Using an Old Drug By modifying an old virus and vaccine, researchers have found a new way to attack some cancers. Read More
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Bioengineering Professor, Students Accused of FraudVirginia Tech's Yiheng Percival Zhang was arrested for misusing grant funds from the federal government.
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The Real Reason Some People Become Addicted to DrugsWhy do they do it? This is a question that friends and families often ask of those who are addicted.
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To better grok how all 37 trillion human cells work, we need new tools At Ars Technica Live, Aaron Streets discussed the ways he's using microfluidics to advance cellular biology. (video link) In recent decades, one of the largest-scale government-funded science research projects was the Human Genome Project , an effort to map the entire genetic blueprint of our species. Since 2016, a new version of that herculean effort is underway, known as the Human Cell Atlas .
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You Probably Have the Wrong Impression About Schizophrenia About 51 million people around the world suffer from schizophrenia, yet half of the general public doesn’t understand what schizophrenia really is Read More
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Saturday's Top Deals: Dolby Atmos Sound Bar, Norelco Grooming Set, LED Bulbs, and More Save some money this weekend on Pioneer Sound Bar , Philips Norelco manscaper , AmazonBasics hangers and lightbulbs , and more! Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. TOP TECH DEALS Pioneer Surround Dolby Atmos Sound Bar , $500 While 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound involves placing speakers around your room on a single plane, the concept behind Dolby Atmos audio is to give
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What if Trump is actually a master of empathy? | Richard Friedman There is nothing necessarily nice about empathy. What Trump doesn’t have is sympathy – he doesn’t really feel badly for other people Many Americans see President Trump’s preoccupation with the protesting NFL athletes – and his near silence on the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico – as evidence that Trump has no empathy. Wrong. Actually, Trump is a master of empathy. Most people confuse
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Another classic Nintendo console, another insane dump of instruction manuals Enlarge / Cranky Kong pops up a lot in the Donkey Kong Country manual to tell you how bad everything is. (credit: Nintendo) Last year, the NES Classic's launch was met with something that I argued was more interesting and valuable in the game-preservation sense: a gigantic dump of NES and Famicom instruction manuals , all free to download in PDF format. They included a range of weird and rarely s
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Lego House vækker det indre legebarnLegos enorme prestigebyggeri midt i Billund er ikke blot et monument over koncernens succes. Det bringer også for alvor Lego-klodsen ind i den digitale tidsalder.
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Study Discovers How Impacts from Giant Meteorites Drastically Changed Early Earth A study finds how hits from giant meteorites during Earth's early days impacted plate tectonics and the planet's magnetic field. Read More
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Enighed på ekstraordinær generalforsamling: Nedlæggelsen af Raketmadsens Støttegruppe er i gangOm fire uger er det helt slut med støtteforeningen, der gennem tiden har hjulpet med penge til Peter Madsens raketaktiviteter.
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From Donald Trump, a New Low Donald Trump, who is at one of his golf courses, early this morning . The purpose of my 152-installment Trump Time Capsule series during the 2016 campaign was to record, in real time, things Donald Trump said or did that were wholly outside the range for previous serious contenders for the White House. I’ve resisted continuing that during his time in office, because the nature of the man is clear
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Hit the Trails With These Great Hiking ShoesEight great choices for your next weekend camping trip.
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Aliens Would Probably Love Science FictionAuthor Charles Yu has a pretty convincing theory on why extraterrestrials would enjoy sci-fi.
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Science Fiction: 'Caspar D. Luckinbill, What Are You Going to Do?'Read a new short story from sci-fi author Nick Wolven.
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European Scientists Agree: Homeopathy Is Pure Quackery There are a lot of ancient medicinal cures that we no longer use. We don’t consume dried mummy powder, for example. We generally don’t use leeches (though there’s still at least one present-day use). But somehow, some so-called medical practitioners are still employing homeopathic medicine, a discredited 18th-century practice. Homeopathy describes an entire system of alternative medicine devised
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Congressman demands to know if DHS will collect his social media history, too Enlarge / Rep. Ted Lieu holds a town hall at Santa Monica High School on April 20, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. (credit: Paul Chesne/Getty Images) Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles) is a naturalized American citizen, having emigrated from Taiwan as a young child. Earlier this month, under a new proposed policy , the Department of Homeland Security said it will begin collecting public social media
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Putting Odds on the Human FutureWe've got a doomsday clock, how about a set of running odds on what happens to us? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Why Do You Have to Pee When You're Nervous?If you get the urge to pee when you're nervous, you're not alone.
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Stephen Greenblatt – Irresistible Fictions – Think Again - a Big Think Podcast #118 Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Humanities scholar Stephen Greenblatt on one particular story that just won't let us go. Read More
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Security News This Week: The Deloitte Breach Was Worse Than We ThoughtBig breaches of Deloitte, Sonic, and Whole Foods dominated this week's security news.
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Lies, infection, and shapeshifting in new The Thing board game Enlarge / Behold the glory that is Mondo's The Thing board game: Infection in Outpost 31. (credit: Nathan Mattise) AUSTIN, Texas—"Look, I think that guy's pretty inhuman," I found myself pleading to a Mondo rep. "But I picked you as captain, which is totally a human move." I wasn't begging for early access to some figurine or poster sale from the impeccably designed film collectibles company. I w
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What Would Aliens Make Of NASA's Voyager? Forty years ago, NASA sent two spacecraft into space with images and recordings from Earth. To test whether aliens would be able to hear them, scientists ran the messages by animals, as proxies.
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Danfoss-topchef om digitalisering: Vi skal lære at fejleHastighed er digitaliseringens største udfordring, og derfor skal den danske industrigigant lære, at en betaversion nogle gange er OK. Det kræver en kulturændring, forklarer topchef Kim Fausing.
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The Curious Life of an Extra “You look fierce!” I hesitantly walked out of the bathroom at Buddakan to be met with a small army of directors, producers, assistants, and costume designers giving me nods of approval for the outfit a wardrobe assistant had just stuffed me into. The dress was the color of bile, baggy, covered in ruffles, and zipped all the way up to my chin. I felt like I was witnessing firsthand the kind of fal
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Kid Fears in Adults: The Dark and Other PhobiasThis week, Savvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen shows you how to vanquish childhood fears and phobias -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How a New Orbital Moon Station Could Take Us to Mars and BeyondThe Deep Space Gateway brings the dream of a human habitat in orbit about the moon and a stepping stone to Mars is now a step closer -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Essential Phone review: Impressive for a new company but not competitive We have a new contender in the smartphone space. "Essential" is a new OEM that came seemingly out of nowhere, announced by Andy Rubin a mere nine months ago . Rubin is the co-founder and former CEO of Android Inc., a little company that was snatched up by Google in 2005 and went on to build the world's most popular operating system. Rubin left Google, and Essential is his new startup with ambitio
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20 essential Windows keyboard shortcuts to save you a click DIY Let your fingertips fly. Computers offer keyboard-based commands to help you navigate faster, avoid mistakes, and unlock hidden features. We collected the best shortcuts for Windows.
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Space Photos of the Week: This Isn't the Saturn You're Looking ForA galaxy collision, stormy molecular clouds and too many photos of a comet this week in space.
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Federal Reserve Overlooks Technology’s Role in Limiting InflationJanet Yellen takes a 20th-century approach to managing a 21st-century economy.
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How Good Are Equifax's Identity Protection Offerings?After its massive data breach and bungled initial response, Equifax is offering a free set of tools to protect your identity, but they have limits.
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Large solar storm sparks global aurora and doubles radiation levels on the martian surfaceAn unexpectedly strong blast from the Sun hit Mars this month, observed by NASA missions in orbit and on the surface.
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Flee A Cataclysm, Or Cling To A Doomed Home? Why People Stay May Surprise You "You must leave now," thousands of Americans from Puerto Rico to Oregon to Florida, Montana, Texas and beyond were told, as floods, fire and wind threatened their lives. Some said no. (Image credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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The Next Challenge for Puerto Rico’s Recovery The depth of the crisis in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria is apparent from the island’s obliterated roads, downed power lines, tainted water, and nonexistent cell service. Grief and dismay over the widespread destruction has led to calls for aid and assistance for the ravaged island, but long after the shock fades, the staggering task of rebuilding the island will remain. That’s a challeng
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Ben Stiller and Sense8: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing Will Ben Stiller’s Characters Ever Grow Up? Bilge Ebiri | Vulture “He is a fascinating in-between type—a man who has often assumed the responsibilities of being an adult without achieving the emotional maturity required of it. That makes him an ideal Everyman: Does any grown-up ever really feel like a grown-up? ... That’s the secret of Ben Stiller’s success: He connects with a universal sense of
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Energy Secretary proposes rule to make grid managers favor coal, nuclear (credit: Matt Hintsa ) Today, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry directed the nation’s federal grid regulator to create rules favoring coal, hydroelectric, and nuclear generators. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) (PDF) stated that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) must order grid operators to increase how they value “reliability and resilience attributes” in energy generation. A
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3-D Printing for Space ExplorationBranch Technology is developing a 3-D printing process that can build structures on Mars. Step into their Tennessee workspace in 360 degrees.
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No increased danger after Yosemite rocks fallA geological analysis Friday found there was no more danger than usual of another giant rock fall after two huge slides, including one involving a slab of granite the size of a 36-story building, occurred this week on the famed El Capitan rock formation.
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Rescuers race to save animals from Bali volcanoVolunteers are risking their lives to save tens of thousands of animals left at the mercy of a rumbling volcano on the tourist island of Bali, making perilous trips into the red zone to relocate them.
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Smartphone app for migrants gets trial in Central America, MexicoA smartphone app designed to help migrants safely move through countries is being tested in Central America and Mexico from this week, ahead of a wider roll-out elsewhere in the world, the UN Migration Agency said Friday.
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Ariane 5 rocket puts satellites into orbit on second attemptAn Ariane 5 rocket put two commercial satellites into orbit after an initial attempt was aborted earlier this month, operator Arianespace said early Saturday.
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SpaceX: Rocket for moon, Mars and NY-to-Shanghai in 39 minsSpaceX chief Elon Musk's elaborate plan for a mega-rocket to carry astronauts to Mars may have some down-to-Earth applications.
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Who's judging you based on brand choices?While it may seem like a given that people judge others by the brand of clothes they wear, the cars they drive and electronic gadgets they use, new research suggests that this may not be the case as often as we think.
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First open-access data from large collider confirm subatomic particle patternsIn November of 2014, in a first, unexpected move for the field of particle physics, the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment—one of the main detectors in the world's largest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider—released to the public an immense amount of data, through a website called the CERN Open Data Portal.
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Researchers explore ways that a drug like Avandia can be made saferWith the heightened concerns over the dangerous side effects of the once-popular antidiabetic drug Avandia, researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in Jupiter, Florida, are working to understand how small molecules, like those in Avandia, can have such varied effects throughout the body. The insights could help researchers design new drugs with better efficacy and fewer side effects.
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Byggematerialer belaster klimaet mere end opvarmningNye huse er nu så energi­effektive, at byggematerialerne påvirker energiforbrug og klima mere end driftsforbruget. Fremover skal materialerne regnes med, mener forskere og branchen.
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Most Campaign Outreach Has Zero Effect on Voters $6.4 billion. That’s how much candidates, political parties, and interest groups spent on federal elections in 2016, according to the Open Secrets project at the Center for Responsive Politics. Especially in competitive races , huge amounts of money are invested in reaching voters through ads, phone banks, direct mail, and canvassing. Ostensibly, the goal is to persuade people to vote for a parti
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The Museum Grappling With the Future of Black America “It is an act of patriotism to understand where we’ve been.” So said President Barack Obama during his speech at the opening ceremony of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), which celebrated its one-year anniversary on September 24. “This,” Obama had continued, “is the place to understand how protest and love of country don’t merely coexist, but info
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Catalan Nationalism Means More European Division Catalans speak their own language. They are richer than their fellow citizens in the rest of Spain, and thus contribute more to the national budget than they receive back. They carry unhappy memories of domination by centralizing governments in Madrid. The Franco dictatorship of 1939-1975 harshly suppressed their culture, identity, and political and civil liberties. It’s a pure accident of histor
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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending September 30, 2017)This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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Digital assistent på værtshus: Så godt forstår Amazon valby-engelskSo ein Ding har testet Amazons digitale assistent Alexas evner til at svare på danskernes spørgsmål.
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The curious case of the alien in the photo – and a mystery that took years to solve Slides uncovered in an Arizona home seemed to unlock the Roswell incident; a riddle that has baffled UFO enthusiasts for years. But was it all too good to be true? In the spring of 2012, Chicago videographer Adam Dew received a mysterious phone call from his former business partner Joseph Beason. “I have something to show you,” Beason said with urgency in his voice. Continue reading...
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Spørg Scientariet: Kan man forhindre supervulkaner i at gå i udbrud?En læser vil gerne vide, om man kan tage trykket af de store vulkaner, så man undgår de store ødelæggelser. Det svarer vulkanekspert på.
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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy: Causes, Symptoms and TreatmentChronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain disease that kills brain cells. However, little is known about this condition.
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Who Were the Vandals?The Vandals were a “barbarian” Germanic people who sacked Rome. The name has become a synonym for destruction.
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Facts About CarbonCarbon is one of the most abundant elements and forms a very large number of compounds, including carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and carbon disulfide.
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Australian Bird Dips Its DinnerA chance observation led researchers to add the Australian Magpie to the short list of birds that dunk their food in water before eating. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Science Is Starting to Explore the Gray Zone Between Life and Death French researchers recently roused a patient out of a vegetative state. Read More
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New complex reacting with nitrile: A key to enable down-regulation of cancer enzymesKorean researchers succeeded to synthesize biomimetic material reacting with nitrile. It is expected to develop prodrugs that inhibit specific enzymes in cancer cells.
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Genes that separate humans from fruit flies foundGenes which determine animal complexity -- or what makes humans so much more complex than a fruit fly or a sea urchin - have been identified for the first time.
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These Are the Best Puffy Jackets, According to You After over a hundred votes, we’ve de-fluffed the puffy jacket debate and found three that stood out as your favorites. So check out the finalist below and vote your absolute favorite at the bottom of this post. Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket Bought one end of winter last year, used it a little. this will keep you *really*
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Elon Musk's Rocket Travel Plan Could Work, Probably Won'tThe SpaceX CEO's latest inspiration could use some reining in.
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Fallout 1 celebrates 20th anniversary, is now totally free to own on Steam (credit: Bethesda) What's stopped you from playing the original 1997 version of Fallout in recent years? Can't find your old install CD? Too busy playing other games? Afraid to once again run into a deathclaw? Bethesda wants to fix that with a 20th anniversary gift: a free copy of the very first Fallout game. The giveaway is a Steam exclusive, so you can't head to shops like GOG or Humble to clai
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5 Ways of Thinking That Will Help You Live More Presently Frank Ostaseski is a Buddhist teacher and leading thinker in end-of-life care. This is what he's learnt about appreciating life while you have it, and being truly present. Read More
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The Atlantic Daily: Price Is Out What We’re Following Price Cut: Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price resigned over revelations that he’d mixed personal and professional travel, paying for private and military jets with more than $1 million in taxpayer money. The scandal contrasted poorly with President Trump’s campaign message of “draining the swamp,” and with Price's own vocal support for spending cuts. Meanwhile,
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Model's Botched 'Eyeball Tattoo': The Dangers of Sclera TattooingA Canadian model partially lost her vision after she had an "eyeball tattoo," a procedure that experts say is unsafe and can result in people losing their entire eyeball.
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The Atlantic's Week in Culture Don’t Miss How Hugh Hefner Commercialized Sex — Sophie Gilbert eulogizes the Playboy founder who died at the age of 91 and peddled an American dream that was as much about money as desire. Katie Posner The Business of Creativity The Intimate World of the Performance Artist — Tori Latham talks to the dancer and choreographer Okwui Okpokwasili about the complicated work that goes on behind the scen
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The Ankle Monitor Business Accused of Using Fear to Bind Immigrants in Debt GIF Image: YouTube/ Libre by Nexus A staggering report from The Texas Observer describes a scheme that allegedly preys upon immigrants recently released from ICE detainment centers. Libre by Nexus, a Virgina-based company that reportedly brings in more than $30 million a year , offers to help detained immigrants by arranging for their bail to be paid by bondsmen. Upon their release, however, the
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Q&A: The Perils of Peanut ButterHow clean does a jar for your sandwich spread need to be for recycling efforts?
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SpaceX wants to build the Swiss Army knife of rockets Space One rocket to rule them all. Just how far can that rocket take you? SpaceX founder Elon Musk hopes that his new venture could breeze between planets—and hop from country to country.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Priceless Today in 5 Lines Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned , after it was reported that he spent more than $1 million in taxpayer money on private and military flights; President Trump plans to designate Don J. Wright, a deputy assistant secretary, to serve as acting secretary. During an address to the National Association of Manufacturers, Trump praised the GOP’s new tax plan as “a
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September's Stunning Space Pictures September's Stunning Space Pictures A round-up of the latest astronomical illustrations and a salute to Cassini. september-cassini_top.jpg Cassini's final image, taken by the spacecraft as it looks towards Saturn's night side. Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute Space Friday, September 29, 2017 - 14:00 Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator (Inside Science) -- This month, we journe
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The Price Is Wrong The surgeon Tom Price rose to power with a message that the federal government was incompetent, corrupt, and hypocritical. In his case, he may have been on to something. Price—who gained prominence in politics as a vocal opponent of government spending— resigned on Friday from his position as secretary of Health and Human Services after spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on privat
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The Resignation of Tom Price Updated on September 29 at 6:25 p.m. ET Tom Price resigned as secretary of Health and Human Services Friday, amid a controversy over spending more than $1 million in taxpayer money on private and military jets. Price “offered his resignation earlier today and the president accepted,” the White House said in a terse statement sent late Friday afternoon. Don Wright, a deputy assistant secretary, wi
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Human Species May Be Much Older Than Previously ThoughtFrom DNA evidence, researchers estimate the split from other species took place between 260,000 and 350,000 years ago.
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One Dead as Two Major Rockfalls in Two Days Rattle Yosemite’s El Capitan Photo: AP At least one man is dead following a dramatic series of rockslides at Yosemite’s iconic El Capitan on Wednesday. A second “significantly larger” rockfall occurred a day later, dropping thousands of tons of rock to the forest floor below. For a period of four hours on Wednesday, a series of seven rockfalls occurred on the Southeast face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. It all sta
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Animals, Plants Rafted Across The Pacific After Japan's 2011 Earthquake NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Greg Ruiz, a marine ecologist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, about nearly 300 Japanese marine coastal species that traveled across the Pacific Ocean.
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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is out Enlarge / Former US Heath and Human Services Secretary Tom Price (credit: Getty | Chip Somodevilla ) Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price resigned today amid a scandal over his use of private planes. An announcement from the White House revealed that Price handed in his resignation on Friday and President Donald Trump accepted it. Price is leaving amid an investigation into his use of
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Quantum video chat links scientists on two different continentsA Sept. 29 ultrasecure quantum video chat demonstrates the potential for quantum communications across the globe.
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Filched Ford F-150 found from Facebook friend’s photo Enlarge / A 2003 Ford F-150 (credit: Wikimedia Commons ) Losing your car to thieves sucks. A Greeley, Colorado man had his Ford F-150 truck stolen in 2015 and two years later was still without his main set of wheels. Now, thanks to Facebook , he has his truck back and a suspect is in custody. Greeley resident Marvin Trevizo filed a police report in 2015 after he went outside to find that his 2003
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Can Consciousness In Brain-Injured Patients Be Restored? Facing unresponsive brain-injury victims is a real-world example of the fact that we are locked out of the minds of others — but new research shows promise in restoring consciousness, says Alva Noë. (Image credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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Should Scientists Be Posting Their Work Online Before Peer Review? Image: Wikimedia Earlier this month, when the biotech firm Human Longevity published a controversial paper claiming that it could predict what a person looks like based on only a teeny bit of DNA, it was just a little over a week before a second paper was published discrediting it as flawed and false. The lightening speed with which the rebuttal was delivered was thanks to bioRxiv, a server where
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Trilobites: The Elusive Giant Coconut-Cracking Rat of the Solomon IslandsA chance encounter with a falling tree let scientists finally confirm the existence of a legendary rodent species in the South Pacific.
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Take a Number: In the U.S., 110 Million S.T.D. InfectionsChlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all on the rise, federal researchers found.
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Five rad and random coffee mugs I found this week Gadgets The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 25. Five rad and random coffee mugs I found this week. The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 25.
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Getting Ready for the 2017 Nobel Prizes Getting Ready for the 2017 Nobel Prizes Beginning early Monday morning, Inside Science will cover the discoveries behind three of the most anticipated science prizes of the year. nobelprize_2017_top.jpg Image credits: Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator Rights information: Copyright American Institute of Physics ( reprinting information ) Culture Friday, September 29, 2017 - 16:15 Chris Gorski, Edi
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Scientists Just Made the First Super-Secure Quantum Video Call Image: Screenshot/ Youtube A “quantum satellite” sounds at home in the James Bond franchise, but there really is a satellite named Micius with some truly quantum assignments. In this case, it helped the president of the Chinese Academy of Science make a video call. A quantum-safe video call. The Micius satellite has made the news several times this year, thanks to its role in some crazy-sounding
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TSRI researchers explore ways that a drug like Avandia can be made saferWith the heightened concerns over the dangerous side effects of the once-popular antidiabetic drug Avandia, researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in Jupiter, Florida, are working to understand how small molecules, like those in Avandia, can have such varied effects throughout the body. The insights could help researchers design new drugs with better efficacy and fewer side effects.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: It's Possible Amazon Now Makes Too Many Echo SpeakersThis week on the Gadget Lab podcast, Alexa gets hardware and software updates, and Twitter goes long.
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Eyewire Release Report 9/29/2017 Happy Friday! From this point on, we’re going to be publishing these release reports with all changes on Eyewire since the last report, even if there was a separate post about something big. That way you get a comprehensive picture of everything new from the last few weeks. We’ve released Reap from Review, coupled with a new reaping/flagging UI and an improved version of the new Scythe Vision hea
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Why the Brain Forgets Details to Make Sense of the Bigger PictureYour brain cares more about the big picture.
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LG is releasing a mosquito-repellent phone, but it probably won’t work Enlarge LG has launched a new smartphone, the LG K7i , that the company says will repel mosquitoes using ultrasonic waves. The company claims the device addresses a real concern in the phone's target market—India—but many scientists say the underlying tech does not, in fact, repel mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are a nuisance in parts of India, and in some cases they carry diseases like dengue fever and
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Apple's Firmware Updates Were Borked, Security Firm Says Photo: Getty Apple touts its closed ecosystem as a security advantage. Because it tightly controls its hardware and software, Apple can push security updates much more quickly than an open system like Android. But researchers at Duo Security say that Apple’s security update system hasn’t been working exactly as intended, with thousands of Macs not getting proper firmware updates. Firmware sits be
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Did You Finish Your Last Bag Yet? Here's Five Pounds of Haribo Gold Bears for $9. Haribo Gummi Bears - 5 Pounds , $9 It’s been way over a month since the last time we posted a deal on Haribo Gold Bears, so you’ve finished your last bag and you’re ready for a resupply, Amazon’s marked it back down to $9 with Subscribe & Save , or $10 with standard shipping. Just note that while it will ship free with any Subscribe & Save order , buying it separately will require it to b
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Truckers Win the First Battle of the Human-Robot War for Driving JobsThanks to some help from the Senate.
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Toad tadpoles turn homegrown poisons on each other Young amphibians are the first animals thought to use toxins against rivals of their own species. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22734
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Researchers identify protein that could reduce death, improve symptoms in flu and other infectionsA new study by researchers has identified an innovative strategy for treating influenza, and perhaps other infectious diseases as well. Scientists showed that a small protein called retrocyclin-101 (RC-101) could potentially improve the symptoms and mortality associated with the flu and possibly other types of infectious illness as well.
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CU Anschutz: Law enforcement and gun retailers are resources for safe gun storageLaw enforcement agencies and gun retailers can be resources to concerned families for storing guns to prevent suicide, according to a new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. It is the first to examine the extent to which these organizations are willing to offer voluntary, temporary storage -- especially when a household member is in crisis -- according to surveys conduct
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This is how eyeball tattoos are supposed to work Health Don’t worry: there are no gross pictures here. It's possible to get a "safe" sclera tattoo...it's just not likely.
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The Enduring Mystery of the Cuba Sonic Attacks The U.S. State Department announced Friday it was withdrawing more than half its embassy staff from Cuba following “specific attacks” that sickened at least 21 U.S. embassy employees. On some level it was only the latest blow to Barack Obama’s historic rapprochement with Cuba; on another, though, it was a diplomatic break that never happened. Just last week, Rex Tillerson, the U.S. secretary of s
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iOS 11 Is Killing 32-Bit Apps. But This Is Good NewsApple's leaving 32-bit apps behind with its iOS 11 update, but saying goodbye to 32-bit apps does more good than harm
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After Hurricane Maria, Could Puerto Rico Be at Risk of Cholera?Disasters always have ripple effects. In Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, Hurricane Maria might start a wave of disease.
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Why We Shouldn't Freak Out About A California Ban On Gas And Diesel Engines We keep hearing about cities in Europe and China planning to eventually ban gasoline and diesel cars, and while that may seem scary to car enthusiasts, things got real this week when Bloomberg reported California might hop onto the gas/diesel ban-train. But I don’t think we should be worried, though. Not yet. First off, we really don’t have a whole hell of a lot of details on California’s alleged
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Scientists are trying to figure out how parents’ first decisions might change a baby’s health Health What makes a healthy baby gut? Breastfeeding, cesarean section births, and antibiotics early in life can apparently influence an infant's chances of developing certain diseases and food allergies.
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Picnic Time! 230 Polar Bears Feast on Whale CarcassHundreds of hungry polar bears were treated to a whale of a buffet last week when the carnivores descended on a whale carcass on the coast of Russia's Wrangel Island.
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What Whole Foods Hasn't Said About Its Payment Card Data Breach [Updated] Photo: Getty On Thursday Whole Foods publicly revealed that a data breach had potentially compromised its customers’ credit card details. But a day later, we still know nothing about which customers, or how many of them, may have been affected. In response to Gizmodo’s inquiry on Thursday, Whole Foods declined to say how many of its stores may have been involved or where they were located. The co
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An Absent EPA Climate Report, And A Tale Of Two Flooded Superfund Sites A 2014 EPA climate report warned that Superfund site cleanup and monitoring processes needed updates to prepare for more severe floods. That report is no longer located on the current agency website. (Image credit: Jason Dearen/AP)
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ISPs want Supreme Court to kill Title II net neutrality rules now and forever Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Henrik5000) Broadband industry lobby groups have appealed to the US Supreme Court in an attempt to kill the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules. The groups want the Supreme Court to rule that the FCC exceeded its authority when it reclassified Internet providers in order to impose stricter regulations. Under President Obama, the FCC's Democrati
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A new approach to cancer drug discoveryScientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed and demonstrated a promising new strategy for the discovery of novel anti-cancer therapies.
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New questions about Arecibo’s future swirl in the wake of Hurricane MariaThe iconic Arecibo Observatory was damaged in Hurricane Maria, but not as much as originally thought. But its funding is still in doubt.
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More US diplomats called out of Cuba after attacks with mystery weapons Enlarge / Picture of the US embassy in Havana, taken on September 29, 2017 after the United States announced it is withdrawing more than half its personnel in response to mysterious health attacks targeting its diplomatic staff. (credit: Getty | ADALBERTO ROQUE ) More than half of the staff at the American Embassy in Havana, Cuba will return to the US in the wake of mysterious attacks that left d
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Trilobites: Rosetta’s Lost Picture From Moments Before It Struck a CometOne year after the spacecraft dived into Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, it gave scientists a gift from beyond the grave.
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Who's judging you based on brand choices?A new study shows that people with a flexible mindset do not tend to judge others based on the brands they use, while people with a fixed mindset use brands to judge another person's character.
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Open-access collider data confirm subatomic particle patternsIn a paper published today in Physical Review Letters, Jesse Thaler, an associate professor of physics at MIT, and his colleagues used the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) data to reveal, for the first time, a universal feature within jets of subatomic particles, which are produced when high-energy protons collide. Their effort represents the first independent, published analysis of the CMS open data.
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Physical abuse and punishment impact children's academic performanceA Penn State researcher and her collaborator found that physical abuse was associated with decreases in children's cognitive performance, while non-abusive forms of physical punishment were independently associated with reduced school engagement and increased peer isolation.
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Japanese coastal species rode tsunami debris to the US Enlarge / A mussel-covered vessel that washed ashore in Washington. (credit: Russ Lewis) Well after the massive 2011 tsunami that swept across the Japanese coast, reminders of the event started appearing on the US-side of the Pacific. Various forms of debris, ranging from small hunks of plastic up to entire boats, made appearances on the US West Coast. Now, a team of researchers has found that th
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Meet the Martian hopefuls: Elon Musk and all the other people trying to get to Mars Space Ready set go. Elon Musk still really wants to put people in a canister, set off a controlled explosion underneath them, and shoot them out of the Earth’s atmosphere.
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This is the Best MacBook Pro Clone For Windows Die-Hards All images: Sam Rutherford/Gizmodo For more than a decade, Razer has peddled aggressive, brightly colored peripherals and PCs to people who cared more about frame rates and kill death ratios than mainstream appeal. But when Razer launched its first ultraportable laptop last year, it was a very different, relatively game-free story . Now, the Stealth is back with an even more refined design and a
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That Time I Went Viral While Running the Wendy’s Twitter Account Sam Woolley/GMG 16th Minute is our series where we check in with ordinary people who momentarily went viral. I was hired by Wendy’s as a social media specialist in October 2012 at the age of 23, when Being Online was a little different. Snapchat existed, but you could only send still images on it. Instagram had no online profiles, no ads, and no algorithms. Barack Obama was the president and his
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Gravitational waves: First joint LIGO-Virgo detectionScientists in the LIGO and Virgo collaborations, including teams from the CNRS, have achieved the first ever three-detector observation of the gravitational waves emitted by the merger of two black holes. This is the first signal detected by the Advanced Virgo instrument and confirms that it is fully operational. It opens the way to considerably more accurate localization of the sources of gravita
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Examining the management of diabetes in special populationsA special issue of Current Diabetes Review examining the management of diabetes in special populations: awareness of the needs of ethnic minorities, elderly patients, bariatric surgery patients, those with mental illness, and those being discharged from the hospital.
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The Guardian view on food standards: the cost of competition | EditorialLook away now: an investigation into one food processor might put you off your next chicken meal For almost every meat eater, chicken is the great standby. Every day, more than 2 million birds are consumed: spiced up as drumsticks or curry-sauced thighs or succulently ham-wrapped breasts. But there is perhaps no other area of food production where what we eat has become so distant from what happen
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Bloodhound supersonic car fires up Eurofighter engineThe British-led project to build a 1,000mph car reaches a key milestone in its development.
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Struggling With Ikea Furniture? TaskRabbit Can Help With ThatIkea teams up with the gig economy's TaskRabbit, the latest in a series of such partnerships.
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VW to take $2.9 billion charge over diesel retrofit costsVolkswagen says it expects to take charges of about 2.5 billion euros ($2.9 billion) in the third quarter to cover the costs of buying back and retrofitting diesel cars in North America.
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UV-irradiated amorphous ice behaves like liquid at low temperaturesIce analogs mimicking interstellar ice behave like liquids at temperatures between -210°C and -120°C according to Hokkaido University researchers. This liquid-like ice may enhance the formation of organic compounds including prebiotic molecules and the accretion of dust to form planets.
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Following Mysterious 'Sonic Weapon' Attacks, US Pulls Most of Diplomatic Staff From Cuba Photo: Getty It appears that the Trump administration has an opportunity to undo the reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba—just like it wanted to do . Following unexplained “covert sonic device” attacks on envoys from both the US and Canada that were stationed in Havana, the State Department is pulling more than half of its staff out of Cuba, and warning travelers of potential danger. Accor
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UV-irradiated amorphous ice behaves like liquid at low temperaturesIce analogs mimicking interstellar ice behave like liquids at temperatures between -210°C and -120°C according to Hokkaido University researchers. This liquid-like ice may enhance the formation of organic compounds including prebiotic molecules and the accretion of dust to form planets.
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Extra sulphur improves electronic structure of quantum dotsQuantum dots are nanometre-sized semiconductor particles with potential applications in solar cells and electronics. Scientists from the University of Groningen and their colleagues from ETH Zürich have now discovered how to increase the efficiency of charge conductivity in lead-sulphur quantum dots. Their results will be published in the journal Science Advances on Sept. 29.
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Robotic Farm Completes 1st Fully Autonomous HarvestIt's harvest season in many parts of the world, but on one farm in the United Kingdom, robots — not humans — are doing all the heavy lifting.
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Trump Says His Tax Plan Won't Benefit the Rich—He's Exactly Wrong Releasing a long-negotiated and long-awaited Republican tax plan this week, the Trump administration made three promises. First, the plan would not cut taxes for America’s richest households. “The wealthy are not getting a tax cut under our plan,” Gary Cohn, Trump’s top economic advisor, said on Good Morning America . Second, the plan would slash taxes for America’s middle class. “Our framework i
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To Compete With New Rivals, Chipmaker Nvidia Shares Its SecretsNvidia, beneficiary of the AI boom, is open-sourcing new chip design to fend off new competitors.
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Extra sulphur improves electronic structure of quantum dotsQuantum dots are nanometre-sized semiconductor particles with potential applications in solar cells and electronics. Scientists from the University of Groningen and their colleagues from ETH Zürich have now discovered how to increase the efficiency of charge conductivity in lead-sulphur quantum dots. Their results will be published in the journal Science Advances on 29 September.
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Ice in space might flow like honey and bubble like champagneZapping simulated space ice with imitation starlight makes the ice act more like a liquid than a solid, meaning similar ices in space might be good places for organic chemistry.
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SpaceX satser alt på ny kæmpe Mars-raketRaketten skal udvikles og opsendes til Mars i 2022 ifølge Elon Musk. Dermed kan SpaceX komme før NASA.
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Photos of the Week: 9/23–9/29 Rescue and recovery in the Caribbean and Mexico, the Invictus Games in Toronto, the North East Skinny Dip in England, the world’s first drone taxi service in Dubai, surf dogs in California, a massive explosion in Ukraine, and much more.
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Arming China’s Terracotta Warriors — With Your PhoneAt an exhibit at the Franklin Institute, visitors will be able to use an app on their phones to see digital images of spears and arrows for the statues.
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I'll Take This Miniature Commodore 64 Over a Tiny SNES Any Day Unlike many of my friends, my first video game console wasn’t the original NES. It was a Commodore 64, which my parents bought as our first home computer. It could do a few useful things, but the C64 was always first and foremost a gaming system in our house. So while I find the SNES Classic Edition intriguing, this miniature Commodore 64 really hits a nostalgic nerve for me. Like Nintendo’s mini
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This $120 HDMI cable claims to make your picture better… and it does Enlarge (credit: Marseille ) Well, this is a turn-up for the books. Normally an HDMI cable that claims to improve your picture quality would be just so much audiophool [editorial standards prevent me from using an appropriate noun here]. HDMI cables carry digital signals, and bits are bits, right? Add to that a "directional" claim—you've gotta plug the right end into the TV—and normally our eyes
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Preorder to Replace Your Sock Drawer with Silver-Laced No-Shows [Exclusive] SilverSocks The silver lining of SilverSocks is the.... silver lining, which wicks moisture and combats odor, so you can wear them for multiple days, own less, and pack less. SilverSocks’ current Kickstarter preorder price is $25 for two pair, but for 48 hours only, our readers can grab three pair for the same price . The benefits of silver in clothing have some overlap with those of merino, whic
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Genes that separate humans from fruit flies foundGenes which determine animal complexity – or what makes humans so much more complex than a fruit fly or a sea urchin – have been identified for the first time.
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Milliardær: Rejs med raket til hele verden på under en timeElon Musk der står bag Tesla og SpaceX, kommer med en vild plan om at rejse i raketter mellem storbyer.
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NASA udskyder opsendelse af kæmpeteleskopArvtageren til Hubble-teleskopet bliver nu først opsendt i 2019.
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Elon Musk's Mars Colonization Plan Now Includes Intercity Rocket TravelMusk today updated his grand plan to save humanity by moving it to Mars.
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Hubble Catches a Glimpse of the Most Distant Active Comet Ever Seen Image: NASA, ESA, and D. Jewitt (UCLA) Behold C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS), or “K2" for short. At a jaw-dropping distance of 1.5 billion miles (2.4 billion km) from the Sun, it’s the farthest active inbound comet ever documented by astronomers. K2 was discovered in May 2017 by the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) in Hawaii, but this is our first opportunity— thanks
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Confronted with bacteria, infected cells die so others can live, Penn study findsIn a new study, a team of researchers led by Igor E. Brodsky of the University of Pennsylvania, identified a 'back-up alarm' system in host cells that responds to a pathogen's attempt to subvert the immune system.
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Risk of transmission of livestock-associated MRSA to non-farm dwellers is negligibleAt a swine farm with pigs carrying methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, levels of MRSA among 95 percent of visitors became virtually undetectable only two hours after exposure. MRSA in the nasal passages was associated with exposure to airborne MRSA and not directly on physical contact with the animals. The research is published Sept. 29 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal
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EU to propose Google, Facebook tax in 2018, says JunckerThe EU will propose a new tax on tech giants such as Google and Facebook next year despite opposition by several states that fear a blow to their economies, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday.
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Poland rejects EU evidence on primeval forest disputePoland on Friday rejected evidence put before the European Court of Justice to prove illegal logging in the Bialowieza forest, a protected UNESCO site that includes Europe's last primeval woodland.
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Harvey's Floodwaters Tied to Woman's Deadly 'Flesh-Eating' Bacteria InfectionA woman in Houston contracted "flesh-eating bacteria" from water that flooded her home during Hurricane Harvey.
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To make space exploration easier, China will launch rockets from freighters and planes From Our Blogs: Eastern Arsenal The country wants to become a space superpower. To increase space access, China is adapting its space launch vehicles to launch from freighters, and be dropped from planes.
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Ivory Coast produces record cocoa cropThe cocoa crop of Ivory Coast, the world's biggest producer, increased 28.5 percent to a record 2.15 million tonnes in the 2016-17 season, the national Coffee and Cocoa Council said Friday.
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US considers ending protections for northwest Montana bearsOn the heels of lifting protections for Yellowstone-area grizzly bears the U.S. government plans to consider the same action for bruins in northwestern Montana, home to the largest group of grizzlies in the Lower 48.
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Amazon commissions three new sci-fi shows: Lazarus, Snow Crash, and Ringworld (credit: Image Comics) Finally, we have some good news for the end of the week. According to Variety , Amazon is going on a bit of a sci-fi binge. The streaming network, which has already given us delights like The Man in the High Castle and an excellent new version of The Tick, has commissioned three new series: the Larry Niven classic Ringworld, Neal Stephenson's cyberpunk Snow Crash, and (the
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Lockheed Martin Reveals Plans for Sending Humans to MarsThe aerospace giant’s "Mars Base Camp” plan could send crews to the Red Planet’s surface for multi-year stays -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NASA sees a weaker Hurricane Lee headed to the UKNASA and NOAA satellite imagery show Hurricane Lee has been on a weakening trend as wind shear is battering the storm. The National Hurricane Center expects Lee to weaken quickly and its remnants to bring gusty winds to Ireland and the United Kingdom over the weekend of Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
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Raccoons solve an ancient puzzle, but do they really understand it?Scientists have been using an ancient Greek fable written by Aesop as inspiration to test whether birds and small children understand cause and effect relationships. In "The Crow and the Pitcher," a thirsty crow realises it should drop stones into a pitcher in order to raise the water level high enough so that the bird is able to drink it. A group of US scientists led by Lauren Stanton of the Univ
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NASA infrared imagery shows wind shear affecting Tropical Storm MariaTropical Storm Maria is now caught up in the Westerlies and is being affected by wind shear that is elongating the storm. Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed that Maria's strongest storms were east of the tropical cyclone's center because of westerly wind shear.
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Dangerous anti-vaccine tweets have spiked—from rich people in just 5 states Enlarge / LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 14, 2015: Kathleen Miller, 46, right, with her children at a rally of parents and teachers who oppose efforts to end the personal belief exemption on vaccinations. (credit: Getty | Irfan Khan ) The noxious clamoring of a privileged minority has grown louder on Twitter—imperiling public health, a new study warns. The volume of dangerous tweets falsely linking life
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We’ve Grossly Underestimated How Much Cow Farts Are Contributing to Global Warming Image: AP A new NASA-sponsored study shows that global methane emissions produced by livestock are 11 percent higher than estimates made last decade. Because methane is a particularly nasty greenhouse gas, the new finding means it’s going to be even tougher to combat climate change than we realized. We’ve known for quite some time that greenhouse gases produced by cattle, sheep, and pigs are a si
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Those who ridiculed my accent highlighted their ignorance – not mine | Russell EvansPetty prejudice led to people objecting to my BBC voiceovers. I’m proud to have a London accent – and to work for a broadcaster that champions diversity Friday morning. I’ve made it to the end of the week. Reprieve from the school run for two days. I’m working most of the weekend though, but that’s alright, because I am one of the very few people who loves what they do, and I’m grateful – especial
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What Insurance Do You Even Buy for a Smartphone? Image: Gizmodo If you’re going to pay out up to four figures for a smartphone, then you want to make sure your investment is well protected—and that often means buying some insurance at the same time as your phone. Taking time to choose a your insurance can save you more money than you think. But before you start shopping around, you’ve got a few considerations to weigh up: How much cover do you
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GW-led consortium and FDA release new specifications to advance genomic data analysisGW and the FDA have published a BioCompute Object Specification Document for research and clinical trial use, which details a new framework for communication of High-throughput Sequencing computations and data analysis, known as BioCompute Objects.
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Helium found in coal seams could aid safe shale gas extractionNatural deposits of helium gas found in UK coal seams could help scientists monitor the secure recovery of coal or shale gas from underground sites, according to research.
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Nutrition is key to increasing productivity in intensive breedingCarbohydrates, which have been progressively employed in intensive breeding, induces the fermentation that leads to the development of acidosis, the second most important health problem in feedlot cattle according to nutritionists. Scientists test additives on the feed capable of controlling the bacteria involved in fermentation.
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Scientists have found a way to create drug molecules from carbon monoxideScientists from RUDN University in collaboration with Russian and foreign colleagues have studied reductive amination reactions. The new reactions and catalytic systems on their basis will find a use in organic synthesis and also will boost the production of medicinal substances and agrochemicals in the future. The study was published in the Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry journal.
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The World's Largest Telescope Will Be Built in Hawaii After All Observatories atop Mauna Kea. Image: Alan L / Flickr Creative Commons A years-long battle over the placement of the Thirty Meter Telescope saw a major development this week, when Hawaii’s Board of Land and Natural Resources issued the telescope a permit to begin construction on the dormant volcano of Mauna Kea, Hawaii. But a coalition of opponents to the telescope, led by Native Hawaiian activist
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Czar's Treasures? Mystery 'Antiques' Sent to US at End of Cold WarMysterious shipments of "antiques" and art that are worth incredible sums of money were shipped to the United States in 1991 and 1992, according to documents obtained by Live Science.
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French government proposes big science-spending boost President Emmanuel Macron’s 2018 draft budget would raise research funds by 6%. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22733
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Elon Musk Announces New "Big F$cking Rocket" and Ambitious Mars and Moon Plans SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announces plans for a new rocket that would completely revamp the current fleet. Read More
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NASA infrared imagery shows wind shear affecting Tropical Storm MariaTropical Storm Maria is now caught up in the Westerlies and is being affected by wind shear that is elongating the storm. Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed that Maria's strongest storms were east of the tropical cyclone's center because of westerly wind shear.
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Former VW engine chief arrested as emissions scandal hits 2-year anniversary Enlarge / Wolfgang Hatz, head of development at Porsche AG, speaks during a presentation to announce the expansion of the luxury automaker's research and development center in Weissach, Germany on Friday, July 18, 2014. Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg via Getty Images (credit: Getty Images) On Thursday, Wolfgang Hatz, former engine chief for Volkswagen and Audi and later the head of researc
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Revealed: Johnson & Johnson's 'irresponsible' actions over vaginal mesh implant Woman awarded record $57m damages over implant launched with no clinical trial and marketed despite higher failure rate A vaginal mesh implant made by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was launched without a clinical trial, and then marketed for five years after the company learned that it had a higher failure rate than their two earlier devices. Internal company emails disclosed in a US court case, in whi
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I'm Completely Mesmerized By This Tunnel-Scrubbing Beast of a Machine GIF With thousands of cars passing through every day, blasting the walls with dirty exhaust, it only makes sense that every once in a while a tunnel needs to be cleaned. But I had no idea there are trucks built specifically for the task, with giant scrubbers attached to robotic arms that can reach every last nook and cranny. This monster machine is operated by Colas Suisse, a road work company in
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Parakeet invasion of Mexico driven by Europe’s ban on bird imports Attempts to stop the spread of bird flu and protect wildlife had unintended consequences. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22653
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Time capsule buried to preserve science for the ages Message in a bottle sums up state of research in 2017. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22657
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Tsunami wreckage serves as liferafts for invasive species Hundreds of species can subsist for years on tsunami debris. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22691
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Tropical forests may be carbon sources, not sinks Combination of satellite images and on-the-ground data enables more complete tracking of forest carbon flows. Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22692
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Controversial Thirty Meter Telescope gets go-ahead to build in Hawaii State board issues construction permit for project, but legal fight over telescope continues. Nature 550 20 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22731
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My 150 Writing Mentors and Me The summer of 2013, I found myself on the phone with Stephen King, listening as he described how he wrote the opening sentence of It : “That’s one that I worked over and over and over.” Drawing on four decades of work, from Salem’s Lot to Needful Things to Doctor Sleep , the author recounted the arduous way his books usually begin—how he’ll spend weeks, months, sometimes years of nights lying in
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Why Does Trump Keep Praising the Emergency Response in Puerto Rico? Amid a roiling humanitarian disaster in a U.S. territory, President Trump has one clear, overriding message for the people of Puerto Rico and the rest of the United States: He, Donald Trump, is doing a phenomenal job. Here’s Trump Friday morning: Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello just stated: "The Administration and the President, every time we've spoken, they've delivered...... — Donald J. T
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Desert Tarantulas: Photos of the Amazing Arachnids of the Sonoran DesertOne unique arachnid found not only in the Sonoran Desert but also in the Mojave and Chihuahuan deserts is the desert tarantula. Check out these amazing photos of desert tarantulas.
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U-M researchers develop technique that could detect explosives, dangerous gases rapidly and remotelyUniversity of Michigan researchers have developed a laser-based method that could be used to detect chemicals such as explosives and dangerous gases quickly and accurately.
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NASA sees a weaker Hurricane Lee headed to the UKNASA and NOAA satellite imagery show Hurricane Lee has been on a weakening trend as wind shear is battering the storm. The National Hurricane Center expects Lee to weaken quickly and its remnants to bring gusty winds to Ireland and the United Kingdom over the weekend of Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
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Raccoons solve an ancient puzzle, but do they really understand it?Scientists have been using an ancient Greek fable written by Aesop as inspiration to test whether birds and small children understand cause and effect relationships. A group of US scientists led by Lauren Stanton of the University of Wyoming have now extended this body of work to study raccoon intelligence. Their research in Springer's journal Animal Cognition is the first to use the Aesop's Fable
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Lab notes: everyone's gone totally lunar over space travel Our understanding of the universe is expanding at a fantastic rate, in part thanks to breakthroughs such as the latest gravitational wave detection , reported this week, which shows the 3D shape of ripples from a black hole collision. It’s no surprise then that space agencies and companies are champing at the bit to get people out into the far reaches of space to start loading up cargo ships up w
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Android users rejoice! Linux kernel LTS releases are now good for 6 years Iliyan Malchev A major change in the maintenance lifecycle of Linux kernels is coming. During a Linaro Connect 2017 presentation on Android's Project Treble , Googler Iliyan Malchev announced that Linux LTS (Long Term Support) kernels were switching from a two-year lifecycle to a whopping six years of support. The free and open source Linux kernel powers most of the devices around us. It's not on
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Why Puerto Rico still has no electrical power and how to fix itHurricane Maria is long gone but almost all of Puerto Rico has been left without a power supply, and restarting the national grid from scratch will be very difficult
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Justice Department Demands Names of Thousands Who Liked Anti-Trump Facebook Page Photo: Getty The Justice Department has obtained three warrants to search the Facebook accounts of people associated with protests of Donald Trump’s inauguration and an anti-Trump Facebook page they used to organize the demonstrations. In addition to private lists of people who planned to attend Facebook events created by the page, the searches would include the names of an estimated 6,000 people
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Friday's Top Deals: Custom-Tailored Suits, Printers, WaterPiks, and More Kick off the weekend with deals on custom-tailored suits , a Brother printer , WaterPiks , Mario statues , FitDesks and more! Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. TOP TECH DEALS Brother MFCL2700DW , $120 If you’re still torturing yourself with a slow, unreliable inkjet printer, it’s time to upgrade. This monochrome Brother laser printer can spit out 27 pages per min
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South Korea joins China in banning coin offerings Enlarge / Soeul, South Korea. (credit: Mario Sánchez Prada ) South Korea announced a broad ban on initial coin offerings on Friday, following the lead of China, which banned the practice earlier this month. "The Financial Services Commission said all kinds of initial coin offerings (ICO) will be banned as trading of virtual currencies needs to be tightly controlled and monitored," Reuters reports
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Genetically engineered bacteria—spread by mosquito sex—could spell the end of malaria Health Scientists spent ten years developing the special bug. Scientists have created a strain of the bacteria that blocks the malarial parasite. And as a critical bonus, it can spread by itself through mosquito populations.
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New study changes our view on flying insectsFor the first time, researchers are able to prove that there is an optimal speed for certain insects when they fly. At this speed, they are the most efficient and consume the least amount of energy. Corresponding phenomena have previously been demonstrated in birds, but never among insects.
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Gamers have an advantage in learningNeuropsychologists of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum let video gamers compete against non-gamers in a learning competition. During the test, the video gamers performed significantly better and showed an increased brain activity in the brain areas that are relevant for learning. Prof Dr Boris Suchan, Sabrina Schenk and Robert Lech report their findings in the journal Behavioural Brain Research.
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New mouse model replicates an underlying cause of intellectual disabilityResearchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have developed the first mice that lack the Upf3b gene, providing a new model for studying its underlying role in intellectual disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders.
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NASA Postpones Launch of James Webb Space TelescopeThe multibillion-dollar observatory is now scheduled to launch in spring of 2019 -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Surprisingly, Tropical Forests Are Not a Carbon SinkDue to human activities, these forests emit more CO2 than all of America's cars and trucks -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Seeing an adult struggle before succeeding inspires toddlers to persevere tooWhen 15-month-olds watched an adult struggle and then succeed, the toddlers were more likely to try harder themselves, a study found.
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What I learned as a prisoner in North Korea | Euna LeeIn March 2009, North Korean soldiers captured journalist Euna Lee and her colleague Laura Ling while they were shooting a documentary on the border with China. The courts sentenced them to 12 years of hard labor, but American diplomats eventually negotiated their release. In this surprising, deeply human talk, Lee shares her experience living as the enemy in a detention center for 140 days -- and
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FCC chair accused of ignoring investment data in push to end net neutrality Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai listens during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, DC on June 20, 2017. In his ongoing push to get rid of net neutrality rules, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai claimed this month that the rules caused capital investment in wireless networks to drop in 2016. But in doing so, Pai hasn't addressed data from earlier years that doesn't fit his anti-net neu
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Cost of Contact in Sports Is Estimated at Over 600,000 Injuries a YearYale researchers calculated that, if contact sports could be made noncontact, there would be 49,600 fewer injuries among male college athletes per year and 601,900 among those in high school.
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Whole Foods says customer payment information was hackedWhole Foods says the credit and debit card information of customers who bought meals or drinks at its in-store restaurants or bars were exposed to hackers.
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Government internet shutdowns cost Africa dear: reportGovernment shutdowns of the internet have cost sub-Saharan Africa about $237 million since 2015, according to a study released Friday, as authorities increasingly implement planned disruptions.
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Poland to roll out mobile phone ID cards in 2018Polish citizens will be able to carry around electronic versions of their ID cards on their mobile phones starting next year, Digital Minister Anna Strezynska said Friday.
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Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities exposed with new DNA sequencing approachThe roots of most land plants are colonized by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which help their plant partners to grow while also influencing the wider environment. Their hidden nature has meant these fungi are poorly understood, but researchers from the Chicago Botanic Garden and Northwestern University have developed a new approach to detect and identify the many species involved in these ecologic
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Viking Fort Reveals Secrets of Danish King's Elaborate Military NetworkThe discovery of a Viking-age fortress in Denmark has shed new light on a network of military sites built by the 10th-century Danish king Harald Bluetooth, according to archaeologists.
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Photos: Viking-Age Fortress Unearthed in DenmarkThe Viking-age fortress is likely part of a network of military sites built by the 10th-century Danish king Harald Bluetooth.
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Will & Grace & Donald This post reveals plot points about the Season 9 premiere of Will & Grace . Earlier this year, the New York Times technology columnist Farhad Manjoo conducted an experiment . For a week, he tried to ignore news about Donald Trump. And for a week, he failed. He could find, Manjoo noted, “almost no Trump-free part of the press.” What he learned instead from his Trump-filled “Trump-free” period was
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The 'Good Monk' Myth One night in Rangoon last year, I met up for beers with a man who had participated in Burma’s Saffron Revolution, which saw tens of thousands of Buddhist monks and nuns protest the former junta, prompting a brutal military crackdown 10 years ago this week. That I was meeting a monk for beers may seem odd, but this one had long since left the monkhood. Still, it felt like a bit of a metaphor for t
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The Lightweight Appeal of Victoria & Abdul And so it comes full circle. In 1997, Judi Dench—to that point best known for her work on British stage and television, and for her first turn as Bond’s “M” in GoldenEye —vaulted into cinema royalty (so to speak) for her performance as Queen Victoria in the director John Madden’s Mrs. Brown . The film concerned the queen’s close relationship with a common-born Scotsman named John Brown, a relatio
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NASA satellite highlights burn scars in British ColumbiaThis past summer Canada has been plagued with huge forest fires that have spanned most of the provinces. British Columbia has been particularly hard hit with large portions of the landscape being decimated by fire.
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Bioreactors on a chip renew promises for algal biofuelsFor over a decade, companies have promised a future of renewable fuel from algae. Investors interested in moving the world away from fossil fuel have contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to the effort, and with good reason. Algae replicate quickly, requiring little more than water and sunlight to accumulate to massive amounts, which then convert atmospheric CO2 into lipids (oils) that can b
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The World's Soaring CO~2~ Levels Visualized as SkyscrapersThis unusual animation gives an architectural twist to the history and possible dark future of climate change.
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'Significant Zero' and 'Blood Sweat and Pixels' Review: Taking On Game Development, and the Demon That Is "Crunch"Two recent books take readers into the pressure cooker that videogame development can so often become.
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A Furless, Skinless CG Rocket Raccoon Will Fuel Your Nightmares Tonight GIF As fascinating as behind the scenes looks at Hollywood blockbusters can be, there are some secrets you probably don’t want to know. For example, to make living creatures move as realistically as possible, visual effects artists will create full skeletal and muscle systems under a character’s simulated skin, as is horribly revealed in this Guardians of the Galaxy 2 VFX breakdown reel by Frames
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Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities exposed with new DNA sequencing approachArbuscular mycorrhizal fungal systems play crucial roles in their environment, affecting the plants that can grow there and the nutrients in the soils. Researchers have developed a new DNA sequencing technique using barcoded primers that is capable of detecting rare fungal species in a community, paving the way for future insights into how they might vary in response to environmental changes.
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Small collisions make big impact on Mercury's thin atmosphereMercury, our smallest planetary neighbor, has very little to call an atmosphere, but it does have a strange weather pattern: morning micro-meteor showers.
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Getting to the heart of mapping arrhythmia-related excitationsAtrial fibrillation is the most prevalent form of cardiac arrhythmia, affecting up to 6 million people in the U.S. alone. Common treatments for severe forms of the erratic beating phenomenon are controversial, and guided by detection methods that are not yet standardized or fully refined. But new research from a diverse group of cross-disciplinary scientists, published this week in the journal Cha
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PSA: The Nintendo Switch Is In Stock On Amazon Right Now For $300 [Update: The Mario Odyssey Edition Too!] Nintendo Switch (Gray) , $300 Nintendo Switch (Neon) , $299 Update : The Super Mario Odyssey Edition is also up for preorder now! I know the Switch isn’t the Nintendo console that people are most excited about this week, but if you haven’t managed to get your hands on one yet, Amazon has it back in stock for $300 . Also available in Neon . Don’t forget the games!
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This hurricane season has been brutal—but it's not over yet. What's coming next? Environment At least we've passed the peak. We’re finally past the peak of hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean. But what comes next?
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Fire ant venom offers new option for psoriasis Compounds derived from fire ant venom can reduce skin thickening and inflammation in a mouse model of psoriasis, research shows. The findings, published in Scientific Reports , could lead to new treatments for psoriasis, a common autoimmune skin disease. Topical steroids are now the most frequent treatment for mild to moderate psoriasis, but they have side effects such as skin thinning and easy b
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Scientists Are Monitoring West Nile Virus in Los Angeles Using ChickensThe birds are the first line of defense against the disease, cases of which have spiked there this fall -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NASA satellite highlights burn scars in British ColumbiaThis past summer Canada has been plagued with huge forest fires that have spanned most of the provinces. British Columbia has been particularly hard hit with large portions of the landscape being decimated by fire. In these satellite images taken by the NASA'S Aqua satellite, both the natural color and false color burn scars of left by fires can be seen.
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New study identifies protein that could improve symptoms and reduce mortality in fluFlu season is on its way, and a new report in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology has identified an innovative strategy for battling this deadly illness.
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Getting to the heart of mapping arrhythmia-related excitationsAtrial fibrillation is the most prevalent form of cardiac arrhythmia, affecting up to 6 million people in the US alone. Common treatments for severe forms of the erratic beating phenomenon are controversial, and guided by detection methods that are not yet standardized or fully refined. But research from a group of cross-disciplinary scientists, published this week in the journal Chaos, offers a c
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Cryptocurrency Speculators Watch Nervously as South Korea Bans ICOs Photo: AP The cryptocurrency market is having another rocky morning as South Korean authorities announced a ban on initial coin offerings (ICOs). While countries like the US and the UK have warned investors to exercise caution before becoming involved with such projects, China has completely banned the fundraising method, and Taiwan could be next. Reuters reports: The Financial Services Commissio
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Miljøministeren vil fjerne naturbeskyttelsen fra 23.000 hektar»Fuldstændigt uforståeligt,« siger Danmarks Naturfredningsforening om udspil fra miljø- og fødevareministeren.
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Bioreactors on a chip renew promises for algal biofuelsResearchers from BTI and Texas A&M University report in Plant Direct exciting new technology that may revolutionize the search for the perfect algal strain: algal droplet bioreactors on a chip the size of a quarter.
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Small collisions make big impact on Mercury's thin atmosphereMercury, our smallest planetary neighbor, has very little to call an atmosphere, but it does have a strange weather pattern: morning micro-meteor showers.
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Deadspin Davante Adams Carted Off Field After Brutal Hit To The Head From Danny Trevathan | Jezebel Deadspin Davante Adams Carted Off Field After Brutal Hit To The Head From Danny Trevathan | Jezebel People Went to an Open House in Australia, Looked Outside, and Saw Amber Heard Kissing Some Dude | The Root Pa. Man Didn’t Like It When the Steelers Declined to Take the Field for the National Anthem, so He Painted a Swastika on the Team Flag | Splinter Watch Harvard Protesters Call Betsy DeVos a W
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Iconic kiwi could be extinct in 50 yearsNew Zealand's forest used to be home to millions of kiwi. Now there are only 68,000 left.
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Online ‘slacktivism’ can drive real-world political action Young people sharing videos about political or social causes online via social media may be more likely to engage in real-world activity to further that cause, new research suggests. The new research challenges the notion of “slacktivism,” which is a frequent way to describe young people’s political activity on social media. This is initial evidence of a “reverse Slacktivism effect…” “Proponents
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'There Are No Words': Tourists Spot Hundreds of Polar Bears Swarming Whale Carcass in Siberia Image: Alexander Gruzdev, Wrangel Island State Nature Reserve There are around 26,000 polar bears on the planet out there doing their best as the ice caps melt. We’ve all seen the infamous starving polar bear picture , which has become a symbol (rightfully or not) of the impact of climate change on vulnerable species. But last week, instead of starvation came a story of glut. On September 19, a b
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Astronauts to Flat-Earther B.o.B: We've Seen the CurveSome former astronauts have a message for flat-Earther B.o.B: The curve is real, and we've seen it.
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Ancient Stone Carvings Capture Maya Ballplayers in ActionThe long-lost Maya ruins of Tipan Chen Uitz in Belize are only beginning to give up their secrets, with the latest discovery being something of a home run: Archaeologists found two table-size stone panels, depicting elite ballplayers, a new study finds.
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Photos: Carvings Depict Maya Ballplayers in ActionTwo large stone carvings, each the size of breakfast tables, depict an incredible action scene: Maya ballplayers lunging forward, wearing distinctive ballplayer belts.
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A Political Opposition for Macron Emmanuel Macron has had little in the way of a political opposition since his meteoric rise to the French presidency in April. By creating his own centrist political party, La République En Marche (LREM), the self-dubbed “Jupiterian” president engineered a political victory designed to appeal to a broad coalition. And by staffing his cabinet with representatives of the right, left, and center, he
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The Man Who Live-Tweets World War II In one corner of the internet, World War II is just getting started. The battle is unfolding at @RealTimeWWII , a Twitter account that “live-tweets” the events of each day of the war, hour by hour, as they happened more than 70 years ago. Here, the conflict that ensnared most of the world’s nations and claimed the lives of millions is broken down into 140-character dispatches. Right now, it’s Sep
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Is your new phone really your friend? | Oliver Burkeman Our hardwired tendency toward laziness means once we’ve been persuaded to adopt certain pseudo-conveniences, we won’t want to give them up The new iPhone 8 , as you probably couldn’t help learning a few weeks back, boasts “wireless charging that’s truly effortless” , meaning that instead of having to plug it into the wall, you simply place it on a special pad. Which you then plug into the wall. I
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Is popcorn really a healthy alternative to crisps and other snacks? Popcorn may be a whole grain but it often comes cooked in oil and covered in sugar, salt and flavourings. So how healthy is it really? It’s been trumpeted as being high in fibre, comes in flavours as diverse as marshmallow and blue cheese, and is one of the UK’s fastest growing grocery products. But is popcorn really a healthy alternative to snack food staples such as crisps? Popcorn has its bene
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Ford Rethinks the F-150, Toyota Gets a New Lidar, London Battles with Uber and More Car News This WeekPlus: Aston Martin makes a submarine, Lyft gets yet another dance partner, and Ford designers play with augmented reality.
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Black children less likely to see doctor for eczema despite being more severely affectedA new study shows white children in America are more likely to see a doctor for treatment of eczema than black children, despite the fact that the disease is likely more severe among minorities.
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Algae with light switchThe adhesion of Chlamydomonas, a unicellular alga, to surfaces is light-dependent.
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You Won't Have Office Space-Style Fantasies About Destroying This Printer Brother MFCL2700DW , $120 If you’re still torturing yourself with a slow, unreliable inkjet printer, it’s time to upgrade. This monochrome Brother laser printer can spit out 27 pages per minute, and includes a scanner, wireless networking (including AirPrint and Google Cloud Print), and duplex. Best of all though, replacement toner is affordable, and it lasts way longer than inkjet cartridges. Th
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IMF chief tells central bankers to not dismiss bitcoin (Update)Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has a message for the world's central bankers: Don't be Luddites.
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Scandinavia's earliest farmers exchanged terminology with Indo-Europeans5,000 years ago, the Yamnaya culture migrated into Europe from the Caspian steppe. In addition to innovations such as the wagon and dairy production, they brought a new language - Indo-European - that replaced most local languages the following millennia. But local cultures also influenced the new language, particularly in southern Scandinavia, where Neolithic farmers made lasting contributions to
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Fragmented habitat threatens giant pandas The giant panda’s habitat is smaller and more fragmented than when it landed on the endangered species list, despite recently growing population numbers, a new study shows. The study used geospatial technologies and remote sensing data to map recent land-use changes and the development of roads within the panda’s habitat. “The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has recently cha
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Geologists determine the breadth and depth of erosion from an ancient tsunami in Northern CaliforniaWhen you're investigating complex questions, you've often got to dig deep to find answers. A group of UC Santa Barbara geologists and their colleagues studying tsunamis did exactly that.
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Sharks longer in the tooth than we thoughtA James Cook University researcher has found that sharks and rays live a lot longer than we thought - some twice as long as previously estimated.
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JCU team's winning basketball formulaJames Cook University scientists have come up with a winning formula for basketball teams looking to take home Olympic gold.
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Scandinavia's earliest farmers exchanged terminology with Indo-Europeans5,000 years ago, the Yamnaya culture migrated into Europe from the Caspian steppe. In addition to innovations such as the wagon and dairy production, they brought a new language -- Indo-European -- that replaced most local languages the following millennia. But local cultures also influenced the new language, particularly in southern Scandinavia, where Neolithic farmers made lasting contributions
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New functions of hippocampus unveiledA research team led by Lam Woo Professor of Biomedical Engineering Ed X. Wu of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Hong Kong has made major breakthrough in unveiling the mysteries of the brain to reveal functions of an important region, hippocampus, not known to scientists before.
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Catch a waveUCSB geologists use ground-penetrating radar to determine the breadth and depth of erosion from an ancient tsunami in Northern California.
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Antarctica: Return of the Weddell polynya supports Kiel climate modelIn the mid-1970s a large ice-free area in the Weddell Sea east of the Antarctic Peninsula was observed by satellites during winter. Now, 40 years later, the phenomenon shows up again. Its recurrence supports climate model studies by a research group at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, who identified the so-called polynya as part of natural climate variability and explained its
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Ultracold atoms point toward an intriguing magnetic behaviorUsing atoms cooled to just billionths of a degree above absolute zero, a team led by researchers at Princeton University has discovered an intriguing magnetic behavior that could help explain how high-temperature superconductivity works.
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Elon Musk Wants Giant SpaceX Spaceship to Fly People to Mars by 2024Elon Musk wants his company SpaceX to start robotic Mars flights by 2022 and land people on the Red Planet in 2024 using a giant "BFR" spaceship that could also fly to the moon, Earth orbit and other places on our planet.
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Video Game Characters Are Getting Too Freakishly Real for Me GIF It’s easier to mindlessly blast away a room full of video game baddies when they look at you with dead eyes and zombie-like facial expressions. It’s a completely different challenge when they appear to be expressing actual emotions and pain, made all the more believable with this new advanced facial animation tool for the Unreal video game engine. This character doesn’t quite escape the uncan
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Dansk Energi advarer: Udbudsmodel er ikke tænkt igennemEn ny udbudsmodel ændrer vilkårene omkring nettilslutning, men det er den administrative praksis slet ikke indrettet til, advarer brancheorganisation.
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Delignification of wood samples using p-toluenesulfonic acid as a recyclable hydrotrope(Phys.org)—Lignin is an important component of the cell wall in plant cells and accounts for rigid structures, such as tree bark. It is an organic polymer that is insoluble in water, and encases cellulose fibers via attachment to various polysaccharides that are collectively known as hemicelluloses. Part of the process of making paper is to remove lignin, or delignification. Additionally, there is
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CAM Promotion in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer ProgramsCancer in the 18-39 age range is uncommon, but still occurs. When they should be dealing with school, friends, new jobs, and starting families, instead they must worry about medical bills, appointments, and infertility. Added to this are the costs of "integrative" treatments often foisted upon cancer patients, or built-in to the few adolescent and young adult-focussed centers that currently exist.
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Ultra-fast and ultra-sensitive hydrogen sensorA KAIST team made an ultra-fast hydrogen sensor that can detect hydrogen gas levels under 1% in less than seven seconds. The sensor also can detect hundreds of parts per million levels of hydrogen gas within 60 seconds at room temperature.
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iOS 11's Most Obnoxious Features Image credit: iOS 11 brings a lot of new and exciting features to the iPhone and iPad. It also brings a lot of pretty annoying ones. Like most new operating systems, iOS 11 has had a few hiccups during its first full week out on the town, including a bug that made it impossible for Microsoft Exchange users to send or receive emails using their iPhones. Advertisement While that email issue was fix
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Two items of music anthology now stored for eternity in DNAThanks to an innovative technology for encoding data in DNA strands, two items of world heritage – songs recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival and digitized by EPFL – have been safeguarded for eternity. This marks the first time that cultural artifacts granted UNESCO heritage status have been saved in such a manner, ensuring they are preserved for thousands of years. The method was developed by U
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Ultracold atoms point toward an intriguing magnetic behaviorResearchers at Princeton University and collaborators studied the quantum behavior of ultracold atoms and discovered an intriguing magnetic behavior that could help explain how high-temperature superconductivity works.
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Climate's effects on flowers critical for bumble beesIn a study that shows the importance of climate change on critical pollinators, North Carolina State University researchers found that earlier and longer flowering seasons can have poor effects on the bumble bees that rely on these flowers to live and thrive.
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New proton 'starter' for optogeneticsResearchers described a new optogenetic tool -- a protein called NsXeR, which belongs to the class of xenorhodopsins. When exposed to light, it can activate individual neurons, making them send set signals to the nervous system. Apart from applications in nervous system research, xenorhodopsins may also take over muscle cell control.
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Antarctica: Return of the Weddell polynya supports Kiel climate modelAfter 40 years, a large ice-free area appears again in the Southern Ocean in mid-winter.
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Special focus issue: 'Bioanalysis of biopharmaceuticals'With an increased focus on recent advances in the analysis and development of biopharmaceuticals, Bioanalysis will be featuring a themed issue dedicated to 'Bioanalysis of Biopharmaceuticals'
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New med-tech zinc sensor developedA new zinc sensor has been developed by researchers, which will allow for a deeper understanding of the dynamic roles that metal ions play in regulating health and disease in the living body.The research, published in the journal ACS Omega reports that the newly designed chemical sensor can detect and measure zinc levels in cells. It also has the functionality and portability to take continuous or
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Study shows MRIs are safe for patients with wide variety of pacemakers, defibrillatorsMagnetic resonance imaging appears to be safe for patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices, even for chest imaging, according to a new study.
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Study ranks safety, effectiveness of cognitive enhancers for Alzheimer'sA new study ranking the safety and effectiveness of four drugs taken to enhance concentration, memory, alertness and moods, found that donepezil was most likely to effectively improve cognition in patients with Alzheimer's disease.
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Ultra-fast and ultra-sensitive hydrogen sensorA KAIST team made an ultra-fast hydrogen sensor that can detect hydrogen gas levels under 1 percent in less than seven seconds. The sensor also can detect hundreds of parts per million levels of hydrogen gas within 60 seconds at room temperature.
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Cuphead is the prettiest game to make you throw your controller Enlarge / No, that isn't concept art. That's the actual game. When I was a young boy playing games on the NES, I dreamed of the day when 2D games would grow from the blocky, pixellated graphics of the time to controllable cartoons that resembled the detailed cartoons found in the instruction booklets . Perhaps more than any game that has come before, Cuphead is the realization of this dream; a fu
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Blade Runner 2049 Is Gorgeous, Long, Brilliant, Pretentious Blade Runner 2049 is like staying up all night to finish a 150,000-word fanfic that you started reading, thought was good but not great, and then just kept reading because you’d committed to it, goddammit. And then the next morning, as you struggle bleary-eyed through the work day, you keep wondering if it was worth it. While watching Blade Runner 2049 , I kept thinking about the first time I saw
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New Stranger Things Images Give Us a Glimpse of Sean Astin's Mysterious Character Domhnall Gleeson discusses the “very different” script of The Last Jedi . Go behind-the-scenes on Thor: Ragnarok in new footage. The creators behind Arrow are bringing Kung Fu back to TV. Plus, what’s to come in the CW/DC-verse and Dan Harmon talks plans to expand Rick & Morty ’s next season. Spoilers now! Star Wars: The Last Jedi Speaking with Collider , Domhnall Gleeson stated he also had a
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Genetic testing can make warfarin doses safer Considering a patient’s genetic makeup when prescribing warfarin—a blood thinner commonly prescribed to prevent life-threatening blood clots—can mean fewer adverse side effects like hemorrhage, a new study shows. Warfarin has been in use for decades, but dosing remains tricky: Too much can cause internal bleeding; too little fails to prevent blood clots. “Physicians have been prescribing warfarin
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AI can predict whether your relationship will last based on how you speak to your partnerAny child (or spouse) who has been scolded for their tone of voice – such as shouting or being sarcastic – knows that the way you speak to someone can be just as important as the words that you use. Voice artists and actors make great use of this – they are skilled at imparting meaning in the way that they speak, sometimes much more than the words alone would merit.
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New study changes view on flying insectsFor the first time, researchers are able to prove that there is an optimal speed for certain insects when they fly. At this speed, they are the most efficient and consume the least amount of energy. Corresponding phenomena have previously been demonstrated in birds, but never among insects.
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'Blade Runner 2049' Review: A $150 Million Pleasure Model With a BrainThe sequel to the 1982 classic is the sort of big-budget, big-idea sci-fi film you didn't think was possible anymore.
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Puerto Rico’s Slow-Motion Medical DisasterMedicines will expire without power as chronically ill patients suffer
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'Metroid: Samus Returns' Isn't an Action Game—Just Like the 'Alien' Movies, It's a Feminist Horror TaleThe comparisons don't stop at Samus and Ripley—both franchises find terror and power in the female body.
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Germany's Right-Wing Populists Are Importing U.S.-Style Campaign Tactics About two weeks before election day in Germany, ads for a new website from the right-wing populist party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) began popping up online across the country. “Angela Merkel: The Oathbreaker,” the website read, with a menacing, black-and-white flickering image of the longtime German chancellor’s face—a reference to Merkel’s decision to allow large numbers of refugees into
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To Read Someone's Mind, Look into Their EyesThe phrase “the eyes are the window to the soul” isn't just poetry -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Psychology of Taking a KneeThe backlash against protests by Colin Kaepernick and other athletes raises all sorts of scientific questions -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Forskere: Naturlig fordampning er en overset kilde til vedvarende energiNår vinden ikke blæser, eller solen går bag en sky, kan man i stedet få energi fra fordampningen fra søer og reservoirer, påpeger forskningsgruppe fra et af USA's topuniversiteter.
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How the lungs of premature babies can undergo damagePremature babies that need ventilation to support their breathing often suffer from a condition known as bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, partner in the German Center for Lung Research (DZL), have now discovered a molecular mechanism that plays a key role in the development of the disease. The study has been published in 'EMBO Molecular Medicine'.
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New regulator of liver metabolism discoveredResearchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have identified an enzyme that has a major effect on glucose utilization in liver cells. The enzyme, retinol saturase, helps these cells adapt to variations in glucose levels. However, when glucose levels are consistently too high, retinol saturase appears to exert a damaging effect on cells. Results from this study have been published in the j
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Frequent sauna bathing keeps blood pressure in checkFrequent sauna bathing reduces the risk of elevated blood pressure, according to an extensive follow-up population-based study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland. The risk of developing elevated blood pressure was nearly 50 percent lower among men who had a sauna 4-7 times a week compared to men who had a sauna only once a week. These findings were published recently in the American
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An epidemic of dream deprivation: UA review finds unrecognized health hazard of sleep lossUA Center for Integrative Medicine sleep and dream specialist Dr. Rubin Naiman's comprehensive review of data about the causes, extent and consequences of dream loss includes recommendations for restoring healthy dreaming.
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JCU team's winning basketball formulaJames Cook University scientists in Australia have come up with a winning formula for basketball teams looking to take home Olympic gold.
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Sharks longer in the tooth than we thoughtA James Cook University researcher has found that sharks and rays live a lot longer than we thought -- some twice as long as previously estimated.
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Immune system cells protect against CMV-induced hearing loss in miceImmune system cells known as natural killer cells play an important protective role against hearing loss in mice infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV), according to a new study published in PLOS Pathogens.
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TSRI researchers get a lead on how to detect degenerative neurological diseases soonerResearchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) may have found a way to help doctors diagnose diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's earlier in their progression.
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Solution: ‘Are Genes Selfish or Cooperative?’ In this month’s Insights puzzle , we invited you to rediscover a foundational principle of population genetics and to examine the validity of Richard Dawkins’s famous metaphor of the “selfish gene.” Kudos for successfully tackling both challenges! As one reader, Lee Altenberg , pointed out, our first two problems illustrated the Hardy-Weinberg principle (also called the Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium
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To make fuel cells last longer, look inside Researchers have created a way to look inside fuel cells to see the chemical processes that lead them to breakdown. “If you buy a device—a car, a cell phone—you want it to last as long as possible…” Fuel cells could someday generate electricity for nearly any device that’s battery-powered, including automobiles, laptops, and cellphones. Typically using hydrogen as fuel and air as an oxidant, fuel
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There are only 15 possible pentagonal tiles, research provesTiling the plane with a single pattern is a mathematical problem that has interested humans since Antiquity, notably for the aesthetic quality of tiles in mosaics or tiling. One of the unresolved problems in this field that has been puzzling the scientific community since 1918 has now been definitively resolved thanks to Michaël Rao of the Laboratoire d'informatique du parallélisme (CNRS/Inria/ENS
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Using deep learning to forecast ocean wavesScientists have made amazing advances enabling machines to understand language and process images for such applications as facial recognition, image classification (e.g., "cat" or "dog") and translation of texts. Work in the IBM Research lab in Dublin this summer was focused on a very different problem: using AI techniques such as deep learning to forecast a physical process, namely, ocean waves.
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Female macaque at Italian sanctuary ate her mummified dead baby(Phys.org)—A trio of researchers working at Italy's Parco Abatino animal sanctuary report witnessing an adult female Tonkean macaque eat the mummified remains of her dead infant. In their paper published in the journal Primates describing the incident, Arianna De Marco, Roberto Cozzolino and Bernard Thierry also outline the events leading up to the odd behavior and offer possible reasons for it.
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How to safeguard vulnerable metro systems against terrorist attacksSince the start of the millennium, hundreds of passengers have been killed and thousands injured by bombings on metro rail systems. These systems are particularly vulnerable to terrorist attacks using improvised explosive devices (IEDs), a weakness which has been exploited by more than 150 terrorist organisations – ranging from ultra-left extremists to religious fanatics – to target commuters in 6
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Bones from Malawi yield oldest-known African DNA Anthropologists have found the oldest known DNA from Africa in the highlands of northern Malawi. When anthropologist Jessica Thompson attended a human origins conference years ago, she heard a presenter lament: “Of course, there is no ancient DNA from Africa because of the poor preservation there.” That’s when something clicked in her mind: In 2005, she had visited Malawi, a place in Africa that
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Svendborg-sagen: Kolleger bakker op om yngre dømt lægeDen yngre dømte læge fra Svendborg får kollegial opbakning gennem underskriftsindsamling startet af reservelæge på Nordsjællands Hospital.
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Natural deposits of helium gas could help aid the safe production of shale or coal gas, research suggestsNatural deposits of helium gas – best known for its use in party balloons – could help aid the safe production of shale or coal gas, research suggests.
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Musk revises his Mars ambitions, and they seem a little bit more real Enlarge / SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks at the International Astronautical Congress on September 29, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (credit: Mark Brake/Getty Images) Yes, Elon Musk still absolutely wants to go to Mars. But in a speech delivered Friday in Adelaide, Australia, the founder of SpaceX opened the door to sending humans to the Moon first. " It’s 2017, we should have a lunar base by now," he
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African penguins found to work together to corral fish for foraging(Phys.org)—A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in South Africa has found that African penguins sometimes work together to corral fish to allow for more efficient foraging. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the group describes how they studied the birds, what they found and why they believe the penguins might go extinct if something does not
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Ambae volcano's crater lakes make it a serious threat to VanuatuIf you turned on the television this week, you may have seen coverage of the potentially imminent eruption of Mount Agung volcano in Bali.
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Counting every person on Earth to eradicate poverty and empower womenThe number one United Nations Sustainable Development Goal is to eliminate poverty, leaving nobody behind. Researchers in the United Kingdom are harnessing the large-scale data-processing power of Microsoft Azure to map the location of every person on Earth to provide the accurate population statistics needed to achieve this international humanitarian goal.
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New proton 'starter' for optogeneticsScientists have examined a protein that will find application in optogenetics and could be used to control muscle and neuronal cells. The paper on the light-sensitive NsXeRprotein of the xenorhodopsin class was published in Science Advances by the international team of researchers from MIPT, Forschungszentrum Jülich, and Institut de Biologie Structurale.
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Searching for the best 3-D-printing materialsTU Wien is conducting research into high-precision 3-D printing technology. Now, a new method is enabling researchers to look for suitable materials with greater precision than ever.
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Printing drugs would ease burden of multiple pills a day A new technology can print pure, precisely customized doses of drugs. The technology could enable on-site printing of custom-dosed medications at pharmacies, hospitals, and other locations. “A doctor or pharmacist can choose any number of medications, which the machine would combine into a single dose…” The technique can print multiple medications into a single dose on a dissolvable strip, micron
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The adhesion of unicellular alga Chlamydomonas to surfaces is light-dependentSunlight allows green algae to do more than just carry out photosynthesis. Some unicellular algae actually use light to switch the adhesion of their flagella to surfaces on and off – a phenomenon first discovered by physicists at the Göttingen Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization. These findings are particularly relevant to the development of bioreactors in which algae serve as
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Revealed today, Elon Musk's new space vision took us from Earth to Mars, and back home againIn front of a huge SpaceX multimedia slide presentation, the company's founder Elon Musk today said that in 2022 he will send cargo missions to Mars, and manned missions by 2024.
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Is it time to branch out?With growing evidence to support increased health, productivity and learning when in nature, should the outdoors be our new office?
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Facebook Built Its Vision of Democracy on Bad MathMark Zuckerberg argues that more information reaching more people enhances democracy. But, as the adage goes, quantity does not equal quality.
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Artiklerne roses for at gøre vanskeligt stof forståeligt, uden at den videnskabelige holdbarhed tabes.