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'Out of control' Chinese space lab to meet fiery end on MondayAn abandoned space laboratory is set to meet a fiery end as it re-enters Earth's atmosphere Monday morning Beijing time, Chinese and European space authorities said Sunday, hitting a speed of around 26,000 kilometres an hour before disintegrating.
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Vildsvinehegn skal lukke ulve ind via ansigtsgenkendelseTyske forskere bistår den danske kamp mod spredning af vildsvin med svinepest ved at installere kameraer med software, der kan adskille ulvens træk fra eksempelvis vildsvin eller ræve. Dermed skal ulven frit kunne passere grænsen. APRILSNAR
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Danskerens forbrug af palmeolie gør ondt på regnskovenNår palmeolien produceres, brænder man regnskoven af. Og det udleder store mængder CO2.
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Starwatch: Mars and Saturn make a nice pairingFrom places unpolluted by streetlights, the planets will be visible, grouped with the moon, in the hours before dawn All this week, the planets Mars and Saturn will make a nice pairing in the pre-dawn sky. As seen from London, they will be low in the south; Mars is the brighter, slightly lower of the pair whereas Saturn is the yellow, dimmer one. Mars is 17 times smaller than Saturn but six times
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Få timer til nedstyrtning: Nu er det Moder Natur, der kontrollerer kinesisk rumstationDen kinesiske rumstation Tiangong-1 rammer om få timer jorden.
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Chinese space station expected to fall to Earth within hoursScientists say Tiangong-1 will burn up on re-entry and poses only slight risk China’s defunct Tiangong-1 space station hurtled towards Earth on Sunday and was expected to re-enter the atmosphere within hours. Most of the craft should burn up on re-entry, so scientists said it poses only a slight risk to people on the ground. Continue reading...
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Why did we give our data to Facebook in the first place?Photos of our children, favorite movies, milestone photos, check-ins. Why do we take better care of our house keys than our personal data? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Jesus wasn't white: he was a brown-skinned, Middle Eastern Jew. Here's why that mattersThere is no doubt that the historical Jesus, the man who was executed by the Roman State in the first century CE, was a brown-skinned, Middle Eastern Jew. Read More
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Zuckerberg's congressional survival guide: Tips from expertsAs Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify before Congress over Facebook's privacy fiasco, public-relations experts who have prepped CEOs before have plenty of advice on handling the hot seat.
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Bahrain makes largest oil discovery in its historyBahrain on Sunday announced it has discovered the largest oil and gas field in the history of the small kingdom, which unlike its Gulf neighbours is not energy-rich.
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Chinese Space Lab Expected To Crash To Earth On Sunday NightTiangong-1, an abandoned Chinese orbiting lab, will re-enter the atmosphere soon. The European Space Agency predicts sometime Sunday evening, but says it can't predict location. (Image credit: Kin Cheung/AP)
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Defunct Chinese space lab hurtles toward Earth on wide pathChina's defunct Tiangong 1 space station hurtled toward Earth on Sunday and was expected to re-enter the atmosphere within hours.
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Indian scientists lose contact with satelliteIndia's national space agency has lost contact with a satellite days after it was launched into orbit with much fanfare, authorities said Sunday.
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Rare English charnel house can now be seen onlineExperts recreate 3D version of medieval bone store beneath Northamptonshire church Down steep narrow stone stairs beneath Holy Trinity church in Rothwell, Northamptonshire, there is a small, damp chamber crammed with human bones – believed to be one of only two medieval charnel houses in England still holding their original human remains. The 13th-century charnel house – or bone store – at Rothwe
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The Guardian view on intelligence genes: going beyond the evidence | Editorial‘Hereditarian’ science seeks to link genetics to cleverness and could have profound changes on the social policy debate. That would be wrong Humans are fascinated by the source of their failings and virtues. This preoccupation inevitably leads to an old debate: whether nature or nurture moulds us more. A revolution in genomics has poised this as a modern political question about the character of o
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The Distant Shores of MarsA complex interplay of gravity, volcanoes and planetary wobble could pin down the age of oceans on Mars -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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13,000-Year-Old Footprints Under West Coast BeachSeveral feet below a beach in British Columbia, archaeologists discovered soil trampled by human feet—the oldest footprints found so far in North America. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ny EU-aftale: Nu kan du se din yndlingsserie på ferienEn ny forordning, der træder i kraft i dag, sikrer bedre adgang til onlinetjenester, når man rejser i EU.
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The conception rate can tell us when the next recession will hitResearchers were shocked at how accurate it was and that no one had noticed it before. Read More
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Sisi's Control of Egypt Is AbsoluteIt would be a significant stretch to call Egypt’s recent election competitive . There were only two candidates on the ballot: current President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and one of Sisi’s supporters. It would also be difficult to describe the environment in Egypt in the run up to the polls as free and fair, when several candidates dropped out of the race, citing the closed environment. Two of them we
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April Fools Day: the seven most hysterical pranks through historyThe history of April Fool's Day is long and glorious. We've got seven of the best pranks of all time for you here. Read More
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Special Easter Happy Hour!Edit 11:06 am: This blog was scheduled before we knew that Eyewire would become sentient . It seems the game is off finding itself and not in a mood for a happy hour at this time. We’ll keep you posted as the situation progresses. — Hello Eyewire friends! Springtime is upon us! It’s a great time of festivities and people of many religions and traditions celebrate during this time of year. Whether
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The Long Reach of Mount MazamaThe remains of a monumental eruption blanket the Oregon landscape -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Presidential affairs: How have allegations of sexual impropriety affected American politics?When you look at the history of it, a strange pattern emerges. Read More
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Why Is It So Hard to Predict the Crash of China's Space Station?Here's why nobody can say for sure exactly when and where Tiangong-1 will drop to Earth's surface.
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Nyopdaget gen kan måske forhindre afgrøder i at drukne på markenForskere fra bl.a. KU har lokaliseret det gen, som gør ris tolerant over for større vandmængder i flere dage. Planen er at få effekten forstærket og overført til hvede.
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Rotational forces can be a killer in a crash, but these helmets can handle itTechnology MIPS helmets use slippery tech to protect your head. Your head is full of valuable goo. Protect it with these lids.
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The Legacy of the Trickster HareLet's consider a different view of the Easter bunny. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Readers Respond to the December 2017 IssueLetters to the editor from the December 2017 issue of Scientific American -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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By Land or by SeaThe debate over what sort of environment molded turtles into shelled wonders continues -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Hairy Problem With Drug Testing and Chemical AnalysisFor some African American police officers, a false positive can leave their careers dangling on a thin strand.
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The truth about animals isn’t always prettyThe Truth About Animals digs up surprising stories about sloths, pandas, penguins and other wildly misunderstood wildlife.
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Did Stephen Wolfram's Knowledge Engine Just Become a Quantum Neural Blockchain AI?Today's leading buzzwords seem to describe very separate concepts, but it turns out that they have some amazing commonalities -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Dear Trump, Make World Peace Your MissionThe President has the deal-making skills to end war between nations once and for all. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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When the Revolution Was TelevisedTelevision loved Martin Luther King Jr. “The civil-rights revolution in the South began when a man and the eye of the television film camera came together, giving the camera a focal point for events breaking from state to state, and the man, Martin Luther King Jr., high exposure on television sets from coast to coast,” wrote the journalists Robert Donovan and Ray Scherer in their history of telev
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Korps af droner skal samarbejde om at flyve sårede soldater i sikkerhedPå Georgia Tech-universitetet i USA udvikler og programmerer man droner, der ved at samarbejde og løfte byrden i flok kan flyve sårede soldater eller tilskadekomne civile i sikkerhed.
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What Is A Meme? The Definitive WIRED GuideEverything you ever wanted to know about Nyan Cat, Doge, and the art of the Rickroll.
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Opioid Addiction: Rehab is Broken. Can Technology Help?My time in rehab left me humiliated and desperate to know why my friends were dying. Now, a wave of app developers are trying to tackle opioid addiction.
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Klimasynder: Du skal lære hundredevis af navne for at undgå palmeoliePalmeolie er en klimasynder. Men det bruges i et utal af produkter, og som forbruger er det svært at undgå.
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How Wild Wild Country Explains Religious Freedom in AmericaMy students know that I have based my life on television’s teachings. Hour-length dramas, sci-fi and fantasy shows, and even nighttime teen soap operas (don’t get me started on Buffy the Vampire Slayer ) often offer clues to where the nation is heading that don’t show up on news programs until much later. But in the Trump years, TV drama isn’t much help. None of the “political” shows— House of Ca
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Revisiting King's Final and Most Haunting Sermon“The Drum Major Instinct” is one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s finest sermons and perhaps his most haunting. He delivered it exactly two months before his assassination, on February 4, 1968, at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, where he served as co-pastor with his father. In both substance and style, the sermon is vintage late King: He fiercely articulates the imperatives of faith and citizenship
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UK archaeologists help Iraqis restore their Isis-ravaged heritageThe British Museum is training female archaeologists on the site of the world’s oldest bridge The world’s oldest-known bridge, an ancient Sumerian structure in Iraq, is to be used by the British Museum as a training site to teach two groups of female archaeologists the skills to restore the country’s Islamic State-ravaged heritage. After a conflict that saw Isis jihadists destroy large parts of I
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London firm revamps pay by letting staff set salariesAgainst a backdrop in Britain of gender pay gaps and ongoing disputes over executives' earnings, employees at one London company are helping each other set salaries.
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Some US states press ahead on climate change goals, despite TrumpUS President Donald Trump has taken an axe to the environmental regulations he inherited from his predecessor Barack Obama, cutting dozens of rules ranging from fracking on public land to protections for endangered species.
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Sweden introduces eco-friendly aviation taxSweden introduced a new aviation tax on Sunday that will add an extra charge to all passenger flights from the country in a bid to lessen air travel's impact on the climate.
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'Splendid' fireball: China's Tiangong-1 space lab to hit Earth on MondayWayward space station finally set to re-enter atmosphere, with debris landing anywhere between New Zealand and midwest US A defunct Chinese space laboratory is set to become a “splendid” meteor shower as it re-enters Earth’s atmosphere on Monday, Chinese authorities maintain. Hitting speeds of over 26,000km an hour before disintegrating, the Tiangong-1 is expected to make an uncontrolled earthbou
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The Drugs That Changed Our Minds by Lauren Slater – reviewTwenty years after hailing antidepressants in her memoir Prozac Diary, a now jaded, sceptical Lauren Slater revisits the psychopharmacological industry – with uneven results In Prozac Diary (1998), Lauren Slater wrote powerfully of the way fluoxetine had transformed her previously chaotic life. While the author recorded a handful of negative side-effects – a profound loss of libido, for instance –
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RAF looks to space for the futureThe Royal Air Force is pushing boundaries, 100 years since it began. Three women serving with the RAF explain.
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A revolution in our sense of self | Nick ChaterIn a radical reassessment of how the mind works, a leading behavioural scientist argues the idea of a deep inner life is an illusion. This is cause for celebration, he says, not despair At the climax of Anna Karenina , the heroine throws herself under a train as it moves out of a station on the edge of Moscow. But did she really want to die? Had the ennui of Russian aristocratic life and the fear
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Metastatic KnowledgeThe research enterprise surrounding cancer spreads and changes as it explores multiple facets of the complex disease.
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Opinion: We MustMake Data More Accessiblefor Bioinformatics TrainingIn addition to programs geared towards transforming biologists into bioinformaticians, students need more raw material available for their education.
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Extracting Exosomes to Detect Signs of Cancer in UrineA new device uses anchored nanowires to capture extracellular vesicles from pee for microRNA analysis.
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Boosting Immunotherapy Treatments in Mouse Colon CancerMice treated with an immunostimulant had better outcomes when researchers blocked the expression of TNFR2, a compound that helps tumors evade immune attack.
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Mutant RAS Proteins Team Up for OncogenicityMice with cancer whose KRAS proteins couldn't link together had much better survival outcomes than those whose oncogenic mutant paired with wild-type KRAS.
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Macrophages Play a Double Role in CancerMacrophages play numerous roles within tumors, leaving cancer researchers with a choice: eliminate the cells or recruit them.
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Infographic: Tumor-Associated Macrophages and CancerThe immune cells play various roles in the tumor-some that assist cancer's spread, and others that hinder it.
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Perineuronal Nets: A Mechanism to Control Brain PlasticityThe neuronal coverings that mediate synaptic changes are involved in everything from memory to psychiatric disorders, affecting autism, Alzheimer's, and addiction.
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Researchers Getting Smarter About Pairing Cancer TreatmentsMultidrug combinations lead to better results for cancer patients, but efficiently identifying them is proving difficult.
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Infographic: Structure of the Perineuronal NetSee the web of proteins that make up these neuronal wrappings.
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Infographic: Capturing Exosomes From FluidsA microfluidic device collects microRNAs for analysis.
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Infographic: How Escaped Chromosomes Can Aid MetastasisErrors in segregation during cell division can lead to inflammation in daughter cells.
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Infographic: Cancer Drug PairingsResearchers use several different strategies to deliver a one-two punch.
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'He Broke Boundaries With His Mind': Public Pays Tribute At Stephen Hawking's FuneralAbout 500 guests honored the physicist at Saturday's private service in Cambridge, his intellectual home for half a century. The procession was met by admirers who lined the streets to share memories.
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Automatically-Triggered Brain Stimulation during Encoding Improves Verbal RecallFig. 4 (modified from Ezzyat et al., 2018 ). Stimulation targets showing numerical increase / decrease in free recall performance are shown in red / blue . Memory-enhancing sites clustered in the middle portion of the left middle temporal gyrus. Everyone forgets. As we grow older or have a brain injury or a stroke or develop a neurodegenerative disease, we forget much more often. Is there a techn
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Virtual reality surgery lets trainee doctors practise operationsA virtual reality simulator for training junior surgeons seems to make them better equipped to cut open real patients
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Defence contractors hand British universities £40mDependence on the arms industry worries scientists as other funding dries up Britain’s universities are taking tens of millions of pounds from some of the world’s biggest defence contractors to help develop the next generation of military hardware. The close relationship between academia and the defence sector is credited with helping sustain tens of thousands of jobs in the UK but it is causing u
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