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Kubrick’s 2001: the film that haunts our dreams of spaceThe film director’s masterpiece, which has influenced scientists and artists alike, is 50 years old this month Astronomers last week announced official names for the principal mountains and valleys of one of the solar system’s remotest objects, the tiny world of Charon. More than 3.6bn miles distant from the Sun, the moon – which orbits the dwarf planet, Pluto – was first observed closely in 2015
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How to rewrite your own life storyJessica Huie turned her life around brilliantly. Now she’s helping other people – including her friend Meghan Markle Jessica Huie didn’t have the most promising start. She was expelled from school at 15 and pregnant two years later. Her father, a cab driver who had worked round the clock to give her opportunities, was devastated, as was her mum, a former model. But somehow she turned her life aro
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Scientists find positive workplace experiences among Americans with disabilitiesA multidisciplinary team of researchers have authored a new article that identifies how Americans with disabilities are striving to work and overcoming barriers to employment.
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Diabetes: Continuous glucose monitors proven cost-effective, add to quality of life for diabeticsA new study based on a 6-month clinical trial, finds that use of a CGM is cost-effective for adult patients with type 1 diabetes when compared to daily use of test strips. The results are well within the thresholds normally used by insurance plans to cover medical devices.
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Artificial intelligence accelerates discovery of metallic glassCombining artificial intelligence with experimentation sped up the discovery of metallic glass by 200 times. The new material's glassy nature makes it stronger, lighter and more corrosion-resistant than today's best steel.
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John Boehner—former GOP mouthpiece—wants to legalize weedHey. Remember former Speaker of the House John Boehner? The guy who famously said that he was "unalterably opposed" to legalizing marijuana? Well, now he's a huge pothead. Read More
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The Second March for Science a Smaller AffairMany cities around the globe, including Washington, DC, saw shrunken crowd sizes, and numerous events turned into rallies rather than processions.
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Scenes from the 2018 March for Science'I'm not a mad scientist. I'm absolutely furious.'
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Researchers to keep working to free whale from fishing lineResearchers off the coast of Provincetown said Saturday they'll keep trying to free an endangered North Atlantic right whale from fishing line wrapped around her jaw.
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Facebook CEO didn't have all the answers for CongressFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg often came across as one of the smartest people in the room as he jousted with U.S. lawmakers demanding to know how and why his company peers into the lives of its 2.2 billion users. But while some questions were elementary, others left Zuckerberg unable to offer clear explanations or specific answers.
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The Latest in Horned Dinosaur FashionA new study asks why some dinosaurs wore such different arrangements of horns -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Future of Elite Schools in the Trump Era (and the Future of Blogging)A few days ago, for no intended reason, I came across this remarkable off-the-cuff essay from back in 2011 by my then-and-now colleague Ta-Nehisi Coates. In those days—before “ The Case for Reparations ,” before Between the World and Me , before the new, wonderful Apollo Theater rendition of Between —Ta-Nehisi was a closely followed writer but not yet the internationally influential figure he has
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A Trump Doctrine for the Middle EastThe evening of Friday, April 13th, 2018, was John Bolton’s debut crisis as President Trump’s national-security adviser. Barely three days on the job and there he was, standing off-camera in the White House Diplomatic Reception Room, while his new boss delivered an address to the nation to explain why U.S., British, and French aircraft and missiles were attacking targets associated with Syria’s ch
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Trilobites: Gray Ghosts, the Last Caribou in the Lower 48 States, Are ‘Functionally Extinct’The herd of southern mountain caribou, the last in the contiguous United States, has dwindled to three animals. Conservationists attribute the decline to development in Canada.
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‘Mission Accomplished’ and the Meme PresidencyEveryone remembers the banner. It was huge, for one thing—those gigantic soft-brush stars and stripes, the big letters shouting: “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.” It was also a huge mistake. What’s faded, 15 years since George W. Bush stood beneath that infamous sign on May 1, 2003, is that the political theater that took place on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific Ocean was as meticulously planned as it w
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Rome wasn’t built in a day but these days it feels as if it may collapse in one | Tobias JonesBlame the rain, the government or just geology, but extreme weather events are on the rise in Italy So far this year, Rome has suffered an astonishing 44 sinkholes . Every two or three days, a new crater appears in the Italian capital’s asphalt. They’re normally the size of a small room, a few metres wide and a few metres deep. In February, though, six cars were sucked down into the bowels of the
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Psychologist Ellen Hendriksen: ‘We are each our own worst critic’The clinical psychologist’s new book studies the negative effects and benefits of social anxiety in the age of social media Ellen Hendriksen is a clinical psychologist, regular contributor to Scientific American and host of the award-winning podcast The Savvy Psychologist . Her new book about social anxiety, How to Be Yourself , has been described by Susan Cain (bestselling author of Quiet ) as “g
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Is Science Hitting a Wall?Economists show increased research efforts are yielding decreasing returns -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Jayadev Athreya's Favorite TheoremThe University of Washington mathematician talks trees, lattices and a plucky constant that seems to show up everywhere -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Unconstitutional Strike on SyriaFor a constitutional lawyer, the Trump administration requires a crash course in obscure parts of the document—the Emoluments Clause? The “Inferior Officers” Clause? Really? But equally challenging is the need to keep turning the conversation back to constitutional questions that people are sick of hearing about—and, even worse, have tacitly agreed to consider irrelevant. “To see what is under on
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Does everyone really need a job? Why we should question full employmentDoes everybody really need to work? What three philosophers have to say about our dedication to finding everybody a job. Read More
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Filosof: Du er forpligtet til at redde et druknende barn - det samme gælder klimaetKan vi tillade os ikke at gøre noget for klimaet? Nej, mener filosof.
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On the ground at the 2018 March for Science ralliesThe March for Science returned with rallies around the globe in support of science-based policies. Follow our coverage from New York and elsewhere
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Se historien bag DanfossFredag før påske åbnede Danfoss Museum Mads Clausens fødegård, hvor det danske industrieventyr begyndte, i renoveret form og med digitale 'effekter'. Fremover kan alle, der besøger Danfoss Universe, blive klogere på, hvordan virksomheden så ud og udviklede sig fra de allerførste år til i dag. Stuehuset står, som det så ud omkring 1940-1950, men der er lagt et digitalt lag over, så man kan gå på op
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How do "genes" work? So-called experts have a hard time agreeingHow we talk about genes shows many are confused. Seductive stats illusions, iffy gene ideas, bad causology, and lax jargon, are creating a recipe for epistemic comedy (and genetic tragedy). Read More
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Prions Are ForeverThe lethal proteins are in the Hard-to-Kill Hall of Fame--and may be more common than we realize -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A high IQ may protect men from a cause of psychological stressMen with higher intelligence scores seem less likely to develop psychological problems due to inflammation – but a high IQ doesn’t protect women in the same way
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Hollywood Should Make Movies That Grapple with Gamergate'Ready Player One' isn't that movie.
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Russia Bans Telegram, China's Facial Recognition, and More Security News This WeekRussia bans popular encrypted chat app Telegram, China's facial recognition system flexes, and more security news this week.
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How Can Science Combat the Opioid Crisis?What opioid addiction treatments are more effective and can we vaccinate against addiction? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Byg en bi-bolig: Sådan hjælper du med at redde de danske bierDe vilde danske bier er på tilbagetog. Men du kan hjælpe ved at invitere bierne ind i din have. Her er fire ideer til, hvordan du bygger bi-boliger.
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A Reckoning Will Come in SyriaIt is undoubtedly a good thing that a small international coalition of the willing responded to Syria’s latest chemical outrage with a limited military strike. But it marks only the first step in an effective strategy to stop Syria’s use of chemical weapons—and more importantly, to hold Russia accountable for its promise to oversee a chemical weapons-free Syria. Syria and Russia have displayed ch
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Best Weekend Tech Deals: LG OLED, Kindle, Alienware, MegaboomNo matter if you're looking for a Kindle or an OLED TV, we've got what you're looking for this weekend.
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Space Photos of the Week: Morning Light Hits the Southern LightsUnearthly celestial events, Martian craters, and Jovian storms.
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The Way Brothers – City On a Hill – Think Again - a Big Think Podcast #143God, guns, sex, and mutually exclusive concepts of liberty. The Way Brothers' Netflix docuseries Wild, Wild Country tells a story that's about as American as it gets. Read More
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All of the World's Yeast Probably Originated in ChinaWhen scientists in France set out to sequence 1,000 yeast genomes, they looked at strains from all the places you might expect: beer, bread, wine. But also: sewage, termite mounds, tree bark, the infected nail of a 4-year-old Australian girl, oil-contaminated asphalt, fermenting acorn meal in North Korea, horse dung, fruit flies, human blood, seawater, a rotting banana. For five years, two geneti
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This Creepy Fish Packs 'Switchblades' in Its Face and Could Kill You with Its VenomIf you invite the deadly, armored stonefish to a party, know this: It's going to bring not one, but two "switchblades" with it.
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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending April 14, 2018)This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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Smart city: Kommuner snubler i datakaosTeknologien fungerer, men mange kommuner bøvler fortsat med at skalere de intelligente datadrevne løsninger, der skal gøre danske byer til ‘smart cities’.
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Greenland's Biggest Fire Is a 'Warning' for Its FutureA wildfire in the summer of 2017 deposited heat-absorbing black carbon on the imperiled ice sheet -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Family Weekly: Protecting Kids—But Not Too MuchThis Week in Family Parents wish they could protect their kids from all the harm in the world, but it can be hard to tell just how much is in their control. Dawn Dow, a sociologist, is familiar with the stress this can introduce in parents’ lives. Based on interviews she conducted with dozens of black mothers, she wrote about the great lengths many black parents go to to curate the books and TV s
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Smartphone Apps Know Too Much. We Need to Fix PermissionsThe recent Facebook drama has shown that people need more explicit information before they give access to apps.
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Diamond and Silk Expose Facebook's Burden of ModerationThe social network's battle with a pair of conservative bloggers show that for the ultimate amplifier, moderation is a necessary game it can't win.
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At March for Science, Federal Researchers Weather Trump StormMany anti-Trump protesters have turned their attention toward recruiting scientists to run for office in local, state, and congressional offices.
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People who tell themselves to get excited rather than trying to relax can improve their performance during anxiety-inducing activities such as public speaking and math tests.submitted by /u/randomusefulbits [link] [comments]
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Chinese urged to boycott US firms, but Big Mac fans unconvincedThe messages began to pop up on Chinese social media as the trade spat with the United States sizzled, urging people to boycott McDonald's and other American firms to "defend the economic Great Wall".
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Dansk molekyle-bibliotek skal levere komponenter til fremtidens medicinAarhus Universitet vil bygge bibliotek af biologiske mole­kyler, der kan samles til skræddersyet medicin.
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Study: bathroom hand-dryers just spray germs everywhereWhich is better? Paper towels or electronic hand dryers? Click through to find out. Plus, we give you the best handwashing tips so that you'll get the cleanest hands. Read More
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What's on Congress's Legislative Agenda?Congress is back from spring break and looking at another six-plus months until the midterms. But in terms of pursuing a serious legislative agenda, the session is more or less over. As Hill folks well know, any pet project that didn’t get jammed into the $1.3 trillion omnibus funding package that passed last month is unlikely to get far between now and Election Day. Senate Majority Leader Mitch
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Tech dream still alive at TED gathering despite Facebook debacleA month after news of the data fiasco at Facebook dampened enthusiasm for the idea that innovation can cure all ills, the tech dream was still alive at the big-ideas TED Conference this week.
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EU senses Facebook scandal shifts privacy tide in its favourSensing the Facebook scandal has shifted the transatlantic winds, the EU is asserting itself as a forward-looking regulator rather than a retrograde bulwark against Silicon Valley's innovative might.
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'Poker face' stripped away by new-age techDolby Laboratories chief scientist Poppy Crum tells of a fast-coming time when technology will see right through people no matter how hard they try to hide their feelings.
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Video: Se forløberne til den moderne vindmølleKender du Poul la Cour? Han var vindmøllepioner for mere end 100 år siden og skabte grundlaget for den moderne vindmølle. Mød ham her – vi er dykket ned i Ingeniørens arkiver. Og det kan du også.
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'Time is elastic': an extract from Carlo Rovelli's The Order of TimeWhat does it really mean to say that time ‘passes’? Why does time pass faster in the mountains than it does at sea level? The physicist explains in this extract from his latest book • Interview with Carlo Rovelli I stop and do nothing. Nothing happens. I am thinking about nothing. I listen to the passing of time. This is time, familiar and intimate. We are taken by it. The rush of seconds, hours,
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Fecal microbiota transplantation produces sustained improvements in cognitive and clinical outcomesLong-term results of a randomized study demonstrate sustained improvements in hepatic encephalopathy episodes, hospitalizations, and cognitive performance compared with standard-of-care.
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Updates on new therapies in development for rare liver diseasesLong-term data with sebelipase alfa for lysosomal acid lipase deficiency and preliminary data for investigational RNAi therapeutics for acute intermittent porphyria and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency add continued hope for the future management of metabolic and rare liver diseases.
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2018 AACR Annual Meeting presentations highlight the clinical utility of Bio-Rad's Droplet Digital PCR technology for discovering epigenetic biomarkers and measuring immunotherapy responseResearchers showcase how droplet digital PCR technology can be used to identify epigenetic biomarkers to determine cancer recurrence after surgery and measure circulating tumor DNA for immunotherapy response.
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How Will This Attack on Syria Be Any Different?Updated at 10:12 p.m. The U.S. military—supported by Britain and France—launched strikes against key government targets in Syria on Friday, nearly a week after the Assad regime was accused of using chemical weapons in Eastern Ghouta. “The nations of Britain, France, and the United States of America have marshaled their righteous power against barbarism and brutality,” President Donald Trump said
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The Syrian War Is Actually Many WarsThe Middle East is a “troubled place,” President Donald Trump said Friday night as he described his decision to use America’s “righteous power” in a retaliatory attack against government targets in Syria following a suspected chemical attack there. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad seems to have won the civil war in his country—but that doesn’t mean peace is coming. In fact, the conflict seems to
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Trump's Claims About McCabe Aren't Supported by Internal FBI ReviewThe Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General has concluded that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe misled internal investigators over his role in authorizing a leak of information to the Wall Street Journal . Although the report delivers a harsh assessment of McCabe, a longtime target of President Trump, it also undermines the narrative of McCabe as an anti-Trump partisan who so
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The memory part of the brain may also hold clues for anxiety and depressionNew research finds that the hippocampus may yield important clues for a range of mental health illnesses including addition, anxiety and depression.
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The Atlantic Daily: A New Thing UnderstoodWhat We’re Following Comey Again: President Trump responded to the upcoming release of a book by James Comey by railing against the former FBI director on Twitter, going so far as to call him an “untruthful slime ball.” Such comments appeared to confirm Comey’s highly critical portrayal of the president as an “ego driven” leader who’s “untethered to truth and institutional values.” Yet other pass
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Supermarkets using cheaper ingredients in own-brand pestoWhich? investigation finds standard ranges using cashew nuts instead of pine nuts, and parmesan substitute An investigation into supermarket own-brand pesto has found that bamboo fibres, potato flakes and nut flour are being used as cheaper alternatives to traditional ingredients. Pesto, which is traditionally made from basil, pine nuts, parmesan, olive oil – and sometimes lemon juice and garlic
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Within Facebook, a Sense of Relief Over the Zuckerberg HearingsFacebook employees watched the hearings closely, and were pleased by what they saw.
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The Internet Needs A Tune-UpPrinceton University's Jennifer Rexford talks about optimizing the Internet for the uses it got drafted into performing. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NASA’s incredible exoplanet-hunting telescope is about to launchSpace TESS will give us a new view of our galactic neighborhood. There is some good news on the horizon for astronomers, astrophysicists, planetary geologists, and people who just like learning neat things about far-away worlds. It's…
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Radio Atlantic: Becoming White in AmericaIn her new book Futureface , Alex Wagner writes that “immigration raises into relief some of our most basic existential questions: Who am I? Where do I belong? And in that way, it’s inextricably tied to an exploration of American identity.” In the book, Alex explores her own American identity – daughter of a Burmese immigrant mother and a small-town Irish Catholic father – and asks how true the s
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Hawaii board delays decision on location for giant telescopeA key decision on where to place a $1.4 billion giant telescope has been delayed.
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Has the bald eagle population along the James River peaked?The bald eagle population along Virginia's James River made a stunning comeback after falling to zero in the 1970s.
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World shipping industry agrees to halve carbon emissions by 2050Members of the UN International Maritime Organisation on Friday struck a deal to halve carbon dioxide emissions from shipping by 2050 in a deal that will force the industry to redesign fleets.
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Q&A: Trump, the post office and AmazonA task force will study the U.S. Postal Service under an executive order from President Donald Trump, who has spent weeks criticizing online retailer Amazon and accused it of not paying enough in shipping costs.
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Tesla feuds with one federal agency, cooperates with anotherWhile one federal agency is openly feuding with Tesla over a crash investigation, another one probing the same crash says the company is cooperating.
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GM to cut more than 1,000 US jobs tied to small carsGeneral Motors will cut more than 1,000 jobs in the US tied to production of sedans that are in low demand, the automaker said Friday.
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NASA's world tour of the atmosphere reveals surprises along the wayTwo thirds of Earth's surface are covered by water—and two thirds of Earth's atmosphere reside over the oceans, far from land and the traditional ways that people measure the gases and pollutants that cycle through the air and around the globe. While satellites in space measuring the major gases can close some of that gap, it takes an aircraft to find out what's really happening in the chemistry o
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NASA mapping hurricane damage to everglades, Puerto Rico forestsLast spring, NASA researchers flew over the Everglades and Puerto Rico to measure how mangroves and rainforests grow and evolve over time. Five months later, hurricanes Irma and Maria tore through those study areas - creating a unique opportunity to investigate the devastating effects of massive storms on these ecosystems, as well as their gradual recovery.
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Cargo ships must cut their emissions in half by 2050A new international agreement places a cap on greenhouse gas emissions from international cargo ships.
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Jubel og champagne: Så er der strøm på dansk rumprojektDer er kommet strøm på Danmarks dyreste rumprojekt ASIM, så målingerne kan snart begynde.
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Newly identified bacteria may help bees nourish their youngA team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside have isolated three previously unknown bacterial species from wild bees and flowers. The bacteria, which belong to the genus Lactobacillus, may play a role in preserving the nectar and pollen that female bees store in their nests as food for their larvae.
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Atlantic Ocean Current Slows Down To 1,000-Year Low, Studies ShowThe Atlantic meridional overturning circulation — the conveyor belt of the ocean — is slowing down. Scientists disagree about what's behind it, but say it could mean bad news for the climate. (Image credit: David Goldman/AP)
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Breakthrough brings gene-editing medicine one step closer to patient applicationsImagine a future where a guided biomachine put into your body seeks out defective gene sequences in each cell and edits in the correct information with precision accuracy.
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Global Health: ‘We’re Out of Options’: Doctors Battle Drug-Resistant Typhoid OutbreakAn aggressive typhoid strain, resistant to five types of antibiotics, is expected to replace other endemic strains worldwide. It could evolve to become untreatable.
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Custom-designed alloy enhances nuclear safetyA team led by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a safer cladding for nuclear fuel rods.
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Artificial intelligence accelerates discovery of metallic glassBlend two or three metals together and you get an alloy that usually looks and acts like a metal, with its atoms arranged in rigid geometric patterns.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Comey What MayToday in 5 Lines President Trump called James Comey an “untruthful slime ball” following the release of excerpts of his book, A Higher Loyalty , in which the former FBI director claims that the president is “unethical, and untethered to truth and institutional values.” Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, who was the target of an FBI raid earlier this week, is under criminal investiga
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Facebook is using AI to predict users’ future behavior and selling that data to advertisers
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Tales of rampant suicide among Custer’s soldiers may be overblownFew of Custer’s men killed themselves in the face of overwhelming Native American numbers at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, skeletal data suggest.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: How Facebook Will Change After ThisOn this episode, we discuss Facebook's future relationship with its users, and with the governments who seek to regulate it.
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Old Animal Specimens May Hold The Key To New DiscoveriesA long-lost trove of preserved animal specimens recently turned up at a university in Georgia. Those old squirrels and muskrats could hold the answers to questions we haven't even thought to ask yet. (Image credit: Grant Blankenship/Georgia Public Broadcasting)
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Extreme climate variability destabilizing West Coast ecosystemsExtreme climate variability over the last century in western North America may be destabilizing both marine and terrestrial ecosystems.
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An antiscience political climate is driving scientists to run for officeHoping to inject evidence-based science into policy, more scientists are putting their name on the ballot.
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Alice’s Adventures in NeurolandIt’s been an ordinary afternoon, perhaps, but for anyone with an active imagination there’s never quite such a thing as “ordinary.” Here at HQ we’ve received a report of a Hero of Neuroscience with a case of extreme imagination, and the consequences appear to be most extra ordinary: this person, hereafter identified as “Alice,” seems to have issued some frenzied comments about hallucinating a whi
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E. Coli Linked to Chopped Romaine Lettuce Infects People in 11 StatesNo one has died in the outbreak, though 35 have been infected, including three people who have developed a type of kidney failure, officials say.
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Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each DayViruses shape the ecology of the planet, but scientists still have only a rudimentary understanding of the microbial impacts on animals, plants and ecosystems.
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Trilobites: The Evolution of the EyebrowA new study suggests that brow ridges probably didn’t evolve for practical reasons, but for sometimes subtle communications.
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Evidence mounts for Alzheimer's, suicide risks among youth in polluted citiesA University of Montana researcher and her collaborators have published a new study that reveals increased risks for Alzheimer's and suicide among children and young adults living in polluted megacities.
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These Hellish Storms on Jupiter Are Mesmerizing to WatchJupiter's North Pole shows off its tumult in a new animation.
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Something weird is happening to the Gulf Stream currentEnvironment And that could mean trouble. The ocean currents that help warm the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America have significantly slowed since the 1800s and are at their weakest in 1600 years,…
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Dense stellar clusters may foster black hole megamergersBlack holes in these environments could combine repeatedly to form objects bigger than anything a single star could produce. Read More
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You Could Drink This Man's Frostbitten, Amputated Toes in a CocktailA winter race participant lost three toes to frostbite, and what he did with them next was toe-tally bizarre
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The March for Science is Back -- Here's What to ExpectResearchers in the United States, India and Mexico are protesting in advance of major elections -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Night owls die sooner, says studyA new study from researchers at Northwestern University and University of Surrey links being a night owl to dying younger. It’s a large study of nearly half a million people and the first to document such a link. Read More
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Lack of sleep may be linked to risk factor for Alzheimer's diseaseLosing just one night of sleep led to an immediate increase in beta-amyloid, a protein in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to a small, new study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health.
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Shaking Up Guinness Drinkers: Why a Martini Glass May Be Best for the BrewA mathematician says this actually might be the best glass to use to serve Guinness.
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'Slimeball' Is Trump's Ooziest InsultPresident Trump has added a new epithet to his seemingly endless arsenal of invectives directed at political foes. In a tweet sent early Friday morning, he called former FBI Director James Comey an “untruthful slime ball.” It was inevitable that Trump would come up with something colorful to sling at Comey, after details from Comey’s new tell-all began leaking on Thursday. In the book, titled A H
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Elon Musk reveals why Tesla is going through a “production hell” with Model 3In the wake of several public setbacks since the start of 2018, Musk said Tesla is currently going through a “production hell.” Read More
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1A Spaces Out With The Crew Of The International Space StationBlastoff!
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A normal person's guide to this week's Facebook Congressional testimonyTechnology A lot of information came out this week. Here are the important sections in easily-digestible chunks. Yes, Facebook tracks you when you're not logged in. No, your phone does not listen to you through your microphone.
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Survey reveals how many Americans have joined the #DeleteFacebook movementThe survey asked whether people had deleted Facebook, whether they’d pay for service, and whether they’d been using it less since the scandal broke. Read More
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Photos of the Week: Walls, Whales, the Pope With a LlamaProtests in France and Gaza, a homemade full-scale Airbus 320 replica in China, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies on Capitol Hill, celebrating the Buddhist new year in Nepal and Myanmar, the Commonwealth Games in Australia, a toppled statue in China, Orthodox Easter observations, and much more.
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Lost shark seen for first time in a decade – in a fish marketPhotographs of a Ganges river shark snapped at a fish market in Mumbai are the first confirmed record of the species for more than a decade
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Rise of the ATM hackers – how scammers are getting free moneyHacking into cash machines to get them to spit out money or just blasting them open is on the rise, whilst card skimmers are decreasing in popularity
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Polymer synthesis gets a jolt of caffeineUsing caffeine as a catalyst, researchers have devised a way to create gummy, biocompatible gels that could be used for drug delivery and other medical applications.
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Nanoscale coating enables solar cells to absorb 20 percent more sunlightTrapping light with an optical version of a whispering gallery, researchers have developed a nanoscale coating for solar cells that enables them to absorb about 20 percent more sunlight than uncoated devices.
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Artificial intelligence accelerates discovery of metallic glassCombining artificial intelligence with experimentation sped up the discovery of metallic glass by 200 times. The new material's glassy nature makes it stronger, lighter and more corrosion-resistant than today's best steel.
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Extreme climate variability destabilizing West Coast ecosystemsExtreme climate variability over the last century in western North America may be destabilizing both marine and terrestrial ecosystems.
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To starve pancreatic tumors, researchers seek to block 'self-eating,' other fuel sourcesUNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and their collaborators are reporting preclinical findings for a potential two-treatment strategy to block multiple mechanisms of cancer cell metabolism in pancreatic cancer at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Chicago. The findings will be presented from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday.
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Trump's Rush to Confirm Comey's AccusationsAs the release of James Comey’s book neared, Republican operatives in Washington began spreading the word: They had a plan to counter the former FBI director’s much-anticipated tome. Thursday, the Republican National Committee unveiled the secret weapon, which turned out to be a slick though shallow website called (wait for it) “ Lyin’ Comey .” Then came the morning of Friday the 13th, and with i
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Using Deep Learning to Navigate Chaos in Many-Body ProblemsUsing Deep Learning to Navigate Chaos in Many-Body Problems Researchers use machine learning to solve the long standing “sign problem” in computational physics. 3199296759_ddd80115e5_o.jpg Image credits: Light chaos by Kevin Dooley via Flickr Rights information: CC BY-SA 2.0 Physics Friday, April 13, 2018 - 14:15 Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer (Inside Science) -- In Cixin Liu’s 2008 science fiction novel
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Why the Music Industry Hasn't Had Its #MeToo MomentEmboldened by silent colleagues and apologist supporters, music artists and executives continue to misbehave with impunity.
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Omega-3s from fish oil supplements no better than placebo for dry eyeOmega-3 fatty acid supplements taken orally proved no better than placebo at relieving symptoms or signs of dry eye, according to the findings of a well-controlled trial.
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Scientists use machine learning to speed discovery of metallic glassBlend two or three metals together and you get an alloy that usually looks and acts like a metal, with its atoms arranged in rigid geometric patterns. But once in a while, under just the right conditions, you get something entirely new: a futuristic alloy called metallic glass. Now new research reports a shortcut for discovering and improving metallic glass -- and, by extension, other elusive mate
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Individual impurity atoms detectable in grapheneA team including physicists from the University of Basel has succeeded in using atomic force microscopy to clearly obtain images of individual impurity atoms in graphene ribbons. Thanks to the forces measured in the graphene's two-dimensional carbon lattice, they were able to identify boron and nitrogen for the first time, as the researchers report in the journal Science Advances.
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You Were Never Really Here Is Never Really HereThe film You Were Never Really Here left me pondering two principal questions. First: How many of the rolls of duct tape sold in hardware stores each year are purchased for the express purpose of binding and/or gagging people so that violence may be inflicted upon them? And second: How many of the ball-peen hammers sold are bought specifically in order to inflict such violence? Duct tape and ball
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Philadelphians Drink Less Sugary Soda, More Water, After TaxA new study suggests that residents of Philadelphia are 40 percent less likely to drink sweetened beverages daily compared with people in cities that don't have a soda tax in place. (Image credit: Matt Rourke/AP)
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Calling for better police body cam designBetter-designed body cameras could improve the quality of evidence in cases of police use of force and potentially reduce the frequency of such interactions.
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Inside 'Problem Areas'—Wyatt Cenac's Bold HBO Experiment on Policing in AmericaThe comedian's new show 'Problem Areas' takes a serious look at the problems plaguing law enforcement.
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Debunked: The ‘Rapture’ will begin April 23 because of the planet NibiruNo, really. This stuff is getting pushed out as “fact.” Read More
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Newly identified bacteria may help bees nourish their youngA team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside have isolated three previously unknown bacterial species from wild bees and flowers. The bacteria, which belong to the genus Lactobacillus, may play a role in preserving the nectar and pollen that female bees store in their nests as food for their larvae.
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Individual impurity atoms detectable in grapheneA team including physicists from the University of Basel has succeeded in using atomic force microscopy to obtain clear images of individual impurity atoms in graphene ribbons. Thanks to the forces measured in the graphene's two-dimensional carbon lattice, they were able to identify boron and nitrogen for the first time, as the researchers report in the journal Science Advances.
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The secret behind a choice cuppa or a perfect pint -- a mathematicianIF you want to know how to pour the perfect pint or create the ultimate cup of coffee, then you really need a mathematician.
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Theoreticians finally prove that 'curly arrows' tell the truth about chemical reactionsTeam used theoretical modelling, looking at wave functions in new ways to show why curly arrows work. This unprecedented method of extracting the movements of electrons during a chemical reaction is a breakthrough in connecting traditional depictions of chemical mechanism with state-of-the-art quantum chemical calculations.
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New study finds omega-3 fatty acid supplements ineffective in treating dry eye diseaseFindings from a new randomized clinical trial, now show that contrary to long-held beliefs, omega-3 supplements are no more effective than placebo at alleviating dry eye symptoms. For years, patients and their eye doctors have turned to omega-3 fatty acids commonly found in fish-derived supplements as a treatment for the disease. The results are published today in the New England Journal of Medici
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Omega-3s from fish oil supplements no better than placebo for dry eyeOmega-3 fatty acid supplements taken orally proved no better than placebo at relieving symptoms or signs of dry eye, according to the findings of a well-controlled trial funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health.
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Mount Sinai research on omega-3 fatty acid supplementation for dry eyeResults show the supplement is no better than placebo in relieving signs and symptoms of disease.
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James Comey Is No HeroJames Comey’s highly anticipated book, A Higher Loyalty , reportedly makes no secret of the disdain in which the former FBI director holds the president who fired him. Comey compares President Trump to a mob boss, calling him a liar living in a “cocoon of alternative reality” and a man who is “unethical, and untethered to truth and institutional values.” The most damning revelations in the publis
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For racial minority adolescents, cigarette and alcohol use linked to suicidalityExamining more than 20 years of national data for US adolescents, a research team led by Andrew Subica at the University of California, Riverside reports that adolescents have high prevalence of alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use, and concerning rates of suicide-related thoughts and behaviors. The data show that among U.S. adolescents in ninth to 12th grades, 75 percent had used alcohol, 58 per
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Hepatitis C virus elimination programs report encouraging results: Is elimination within reach?National programs in Georgia and Iceland report high levels of engagement, treatment initiation, and cure, suggesting HCV elimination targets are achievable.
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Why Would the Government Stop States From Helping Student Borrowers?Every year, the Department of Education issues billions of dollars in student loans. And every year, outside companies are contracted to collect on those loans. The loans themselves are the subject of fierce debate among the higher-education crowd—but how they are collected tends to draw the most ire. Borrowers have reported that these outside companies—loan servicers, they’re called—have lost th
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A heavyweight solution for lighter-weight combat vehiclesResearchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed and successfully tested a novel process - called Friction Stir Dovetailing - that joins thick plates of aluminum to steel. The new process will be used to make lighter-weight military vehicles that are more agile and fuel efficient.
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How a Bizarre Nazi Military Machine Left a Lasting Mark on the EnvironmentHitler's navy used a toxic artificial fog to conceal its biggest battleship.
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How Facebook ads target youIf you want to tailor a Facebook ad to a single user out of its universe of 2.2 billion, you could.
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