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Founder of Kenya's iconic 'elephant orphanage' dies aged 83Dame Daphne Sheldrick, a conservationist famous for her work rearing baby elephants in Kenya and fighting for the protection of the species, has died aged 83, her family said Friday.
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Scholars: In #MeToo movement, lessons of restorative and transitional justice importantA new paper from a team of University of Illinois legal scholars argues that reformers of the burgeoning #MeToo movement ought to heed the core principles of restorative and transitional justice and take into account the needs of both victims and offenders, as well as the larger community.
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Psst! A whispering gallery for light boosts solar cellsTrapping light with an optical version of a whispering gallery, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a nanoscale coating for solar cells that enables them to absorb about 20 percent more sunlight than uncoated devices. The coating, applied with a technique that could be incorporated into manufacturing, opens a new path for developing low-cost, hig
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Once upon a time in a thunderstormThunderstorms in Earth's upper atmosphere remain something of a mystery. Scientists cannot reach them directly with instruments; they are too high for balloons and too low for weather satellites. Flying through thunderstorms or camping out on mountaintops waiting for one typically ranks low even on an adventurers' bucket list.
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Breakthrough brings gene-editing medicine one step closer to patient applicationsResearchers at the University of Alberta have discovered a way to greatly improve the accuracy of gene-editing technology by replacing the natural guide molecule it uses with a synthetic one called a bridged nucleic acid, or BNA. The research promises to bring the technology much closer to therapeutic reality.
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Self-inflicted gunshot wound survivors may deny suicide attempt, face barriers to careResearchers have found that more than one-third of patients who denied that their self-inflicted gunshot wound resulted from a suicide attempt most likely had indeed tried to kill themselves, and commonly were sent home from the hospital without further mental health treatment.The findings indicate there are significant barriers to treatment for people who have made suicide attempts, and highlight
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This infographic shows how you’re most likely to dieAccident Claims Advice has made an infographic of the ways in which people often die, and figured out the odds of each one happening to you. Read More
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'Gayborhoods' still home to subtle discriminationDespite claiming to support gay rights, many straight people who live in traditionally gay neighbourhoods still practice subtle forms of discrimination when interacting with their gay and lesbian neighbours.
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Disneyflix Is Coming. And Netflix Should Be Scared.No company has been more responsible for shaping the modern entertainment landscape than Walt Disney. In 1937, with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs , its first feature film, Disney invented the family blockbuster. In 1954, with Disneyland , an anthology series hosted by Walt Disney himself, it became the first movie studio to strike out for the wild west of television. Since then, Disney’s domina
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Why Trump Hasn’t Fired Sessions“ DISGRACEFUL .” “ Weak .” “ Beleaguered. ” President Donald Trump has been unsparing in publicly castigating his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, in the year since Sessions recused himself from the investigation into potential collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia. Privately, Trump has berated Sessions, reportedly calling him an “idiot” and saying that hiring him was a mistake. He asked
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Consuming more than five drinks a week could shorten your lifeRegularly drinking more than the recommended UK guidelines for alcohol could take years off your life, according to new research. The study shows that drinking more alcohol is associated with a higher risk of stroke, fatal aneurysm, heart failure and death.
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Animals' popularity 'a disadvantage'A new study shows that some species may become victims of their own prestige.
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Can AI Really Solve Facebook's Problems?Despite CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s efforts to reassure Congress that artificial intelligence can help find fake news and protect privacy, lawmakers worry the tech may be “biased” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A Web-based lifestyle intervention supports weight loss in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver diseaseA remote lifestyle modification intervention shown to be as effective as a face-to-face group program for weight loss and improved liver health.
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Scholars: In #MeToo movement, lessons of restorative and transitional justice importantA new paper from a team of University of Illinois legal scholars argues that reformers of the burgeoning #MeToo movement ought to heed the core principles of restorative and transitional justice and take into account the needs of both victims and offenders, as well as the larger community.
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Sustained virological response to oral hepatitis C virus treatment associated with reduced mortality in an Italian cohortA large-scale, real-world data on the course of liver disease after clearance of HCV with direct-acting antiviral agents show reduced risk of death at all stages of disease.
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Budesonide add-on therapy improves markers of disease activity but fails to improve histology in patients with primary biliary cholangitisA randomized, placebo-controlled study reports that budesonide add-on therapy improves biochemical markers of disease activity but not histology in high-risk patients with primary biliary cholangitis with an inadequate response to ursodeoxycholic acid.
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Long-term obeticholic acid treatment leads to reversal or stabilization of fibrosis/cirrhosis in patients with PBCAfter three years of treatment with obeticholic acid, 85 percent of patients with PBC and an incomplete response to UDCA experienced stabilization or regression of fibrosis/cirrhosis in the POISE biopsy sub-study.
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US study reports dramatic reduction in likelihood of liver transplantation in patients with hepatoceILC 2018: Although hepatocellular carcinoma is now the leading indication for liver transplantation in the USA, the probability of patients receiving a transplant has declined significantly in recent years.
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Scientists find positive workplace experiences among Americans with disabilitiesA multidisciplinary team of researchers at Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire, Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD), have authored a new article that identifies how Americans with disabilities are striving to work and overcoming barriers to employment.
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Trilobites: Sea Turtles Use Magnetic Fields to Find Their Birthplace BeachUsing loggerhead genetics, researchers traced the routes of turtles that return decades after birth to nest near their original homes.
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A 'Poisoned' City's Spirit of Resilience“They poisoned the whole city and left us to fend for ourselves,” says Leon El-Alamin, a resident of Flint, Michigan, in Brian Schulz’s documentary, For Flint . “We feel like we’ve been placed in a position to die slowly.” But die slowly Flint has not. Even as the city, which faces an ongoing water crisis, recedes from national headlines, its residents display an indomitable spirit. For Flint ser
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Introverts vs. Extroverts: Extroverts win!It was a hard fought battle, but in the end one personality trait came out on top. Congrats to team Extrovert! Socializing ftw! Leaderboard: Artwork by Daniela Gamba
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Transfer learning meets livestock genomicsResearchers at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) have developed a new computational method that predicts harmful mutations in mammalian species. As more and more livestock producers are using genetic tests to improve their herds, this method will help to optimize and guide the animal breeding programmes, as well as increase the profitability and yields of livestock.
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When superconductivity disappears in the core of a quantum tubePredicting the behaviour of electrons in a material is not easily done. Physicists from the University of Geneva, ETH Zurich and EPFL replaced the electrons with ultra-cold neutral lithium atoms that they had circulated in a one-dimensional quantum tube. The scientists were able to confirm an unusual state of matter that retains its insulation regardless of the level of attraction between the part
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Hubble catches a colossal clusterThis NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a massive galaxy cluster glowing brightly in the darkness.
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Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) fails to extend survival in the SORAMIC study palliative cohortILC 2018: The addition of SIRT to sorafenib in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma was associated with no overall survival benefits compared with sorafenib alone, but may offer benefits in some subgroups of patients
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Temperature affects insecticide efficacy against malaria vectorsAmbient temperature has a marked effect on the toxicity of the most commonly used insecticides for malaria control, according to a study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal). The results underline the need to evaluate the efficacy of these chemicals under real field conditions.
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'Gayborhoods' still home to subtle discriminationDespite claiming to support gay rights, many straight people who live in traditionally gay neighborhoods still practice subtle forms of discrimination when interacting with their gay and lesbian neighbors.
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Links between eating red meat and distal colon cancer in womenDiego Rada Fernandez de Jauregui, member of the Preventive Medicine and Public Health Department of the UPV/EHU's Pharmacy Faculty and the Nutritional Epidemiology Group (NEG) at the University of Leeds (UK), was part of an international team of researchers that investigated the associations between common dietary patterns and colorectal cancer risk. The International Journal of Cancer has just pu
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HCV-related liver transplantation and post-transplant survival rates in Europe have improved rapidly in the era of direct-acting antiviral drugsHCV-related liver transplantation and post-transplant survival rates in Europe have improved rapidly in the era of direct-acting antiviral drugs.
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Polymer synthesis gets a jolt of caffeineUsing caffeine as a catalyst, MIT 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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NASA’s new exoplanet-hunting telescope set to launch on MondayThe hunt for exoplanets is getting a new set of eyes. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is set to launch Monday and could find 20,000 new worlds
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Don’t blame academics like me for Facebook’s privacy crisisFacebook Mark ZuckerbergMark Zuckerberg wonders what is going on at Cambridge University – I can tell him, but he won’t like what privacy researchers have found, says Ross Anderson
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Carbon-free shipping is possible, so why aren’t we doing it?New UN-agreed limits on carbon emissions from shipping don’t go far or fast enough, especially as we already have the tech to make shipping carbon-free
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Psst! A whispering gallery for light boosts solar cellsTrapping light with an optical version of a whispering gallery, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 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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Self-driving car companies should not be allowed to investigate their own crashesFollowing another fatal Tesla crash, accident investigators have announced that they have stopped working with the company. Self-driving cars urgently need ‘ethical black boxes’ so that we can all learn from their mistakes. Self-driving cars are learning to drive. The algorithms that control them need to be fed vast quantities of real world data in order to improve. Cities and freeways, particula
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Young Saturn gave Jupiter the building blocks for its big moonsAfter Jupiter formed, it likely had no nearby material to build moons. Young Saturn may have tossed rocks at the gas giant that grew into its four biggest moons
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What if we ended the injustice of bail? | Robin SteinbergOn any given night, more than 450,000 people in the United States are locked up in jail simply because they don't have enough money to pay bail. The sums in question are often around $500: easy for some to pay, impossible for others. This has real human consequences -- people lose jobs, homes and lives, and it drives racial disparities in the legal system. Robin Steinberg has a bold idea to change
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The True, The Real And The Beautiful: 7 Years Of 'Cosmos And Culture'Through science commentary, we created a place for exploration of deep, complex issues. There's a hunger in all of us for more than just facts — we hunger for meaning, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. (Image credit: NASA)
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Demonstration of world record: 159 Tb/s transmission over 1,045 km with 3-mode fiberNICT and Fujikura developed a 3-mode optical fiber, capable of wide-band wavelength multiplexing transmission with standard outer diameter and have successfully demonstrated a transmission experiment over 1,045 km with a data-rate of 159 Tb/s. The product of data-rate and distance: 166 Pb/s×km is the world record in a standard outer diameter few-mode optical fiber. This achievement shows that stan
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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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Transportation Now Rivals Power Generation as CO2 SourceShifts from coal to natural gas have shrunk emissions from electrical plants -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Running Backward Toward a Marathon World RecordRunning Backward Toward a Marathon World Record An attempt to run the fastest ever backward marathon highlights how wrong-way locomotion could assist in rehabilitation and athletic training. running-backwards.gif Image credits: Eadweard Muybridge via Wikimedia Commons Sports Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:15 Peter Gwynne, Contributor (Inside Science) -- The Boston Marathon is not only the world’s ol
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Too Much Sitting May Shrink the Part of Your Brain Tied to MemoryIt may be time to ditch the desk chair.
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Estonia Offers Free Genetic Testing to ResidentsThe nationwide experiment will initially include around 100,000 volunteers.
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Scientists say forensics needs more actual scienceMany forensic science methods commonly used in criminal cases and portrayed in popular TV police dramas have never been scientifically validated and may lead to unjust verdicts, experts argue in a new editorial. “We wanted to alert people that this is a continuing and a major issue…” In the editorial, which appears in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , six independent s
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Silicon Valley’s finest all want the Pentagon’s cloud contract, even if it’s not a sensible idea
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Music That Mourns, Whether It Wants to or NotIn the days after the Las Vegas country-music festival at which the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history happened, attendees Steve and Teresa Munoz, husband and wife, differed about what to listen to. Steve only wanted to listen to country songs, he later told Pitchfork ’s Quinn Moreland for a revealing article about the survivors of concert violence . Teresa absolutely did not. She
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The Antarctic is melting even in the middle of subzero winterWarm mountain winds are causing extensive winter melting on the surface of the Larsen C ice shelf, which could contribute to its breakup
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Photographing the Lights of America's Prisons—and the Lives InsideStephen Tourlentes has spent more than two decades photographing the bright glow of prisons on the periphery of society.
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Michigan is practically giving away clean water—but not to FlintEnvironment Nestlé: 1. Michiganders: 0. On April 2, Michigan approved Nestlé’s controversial bid to bottle hundreds of thousands of gallons of Great Lakes water. A few days later, they stopped sending water…
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New qubit now works without breaksAn international group of scientists from Russia, the United Kingdom, and Germany have presented an alternative qubit design which can be used to build a quantum computer. Nano-wires made of superconductors are the design's main elements. In the first experiments, the new superconductor qubit proved to be no worse than the traditional one built on Josephson junctions.
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Quantum physicists achieve entanglement recordEntanglement is of central importance for the new quantum technologies of the 21st century. A German-Austrian research team is now presenting the largest entangled quantum register of individually controllable systems to date, consisting of a total of 20 quantum bits. The physicists in Innsbruck, Vienna and Ulm are pushing experimental and theoretical methods to the limits of what is currently pos
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Similar charges are attracted to each otherNUST MISIS scientists have finally found out why a material that could potentially become the basis for ultra-fast memory in new computers is formed. Professor Petr Karpov and Serguei Brazovskii, both researchers at NUST MISIS, have managed to develop a theory which explains the mechanism of the latent state formation in layered tantalum disulfide, one of the most promising materials for modern mi
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Tiny structures -- huge impactMaterials scientists at Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) are researching how they can tailor the surfaces of different materials using laser technology. They are mainly focusing on laser-induced periodic surface structures, also known as LIPSS. The Jena scientists have now succeeded in producing LIPSS on strongly curved surfaces.
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Alzheimer plaque affects different brain cells differentlyAmyloid beta, a protein linked with Alzheimer's disease, has different properties in different cell types in the brains of fruit flies. This is the conclusion of a study led by researchers at Linköping University in Sweden. While amyloid beta is highly toxic for nerve cells, it seems that certain other types of cell are hardly damaged at all by aggregates of the protein.
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Sensor strategy a boon for synthetic biologyRice University synthetic biologists have invented a technology to dial up or down the sensitivity of bacterial biosensors. Researchers say the technique could enable the engineering of tailor-made biosensors for diagnostic gut bacteria, detection of environmental pollutants or automated control of nutrient levels in soil.
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Dog breath and stinky studies: Do pets need to be knocked out for dental care?Most professional veterinary organizations recommend anesthesia to ensure thorough dental care for pet dogs and cats. Despite this, some companies are trying to mislead the pet-owning public by claiming they have high quality evidence showing they provide the same benefit without the risks. Their research smells worse than old chihuahua breath.
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An Attack on the Rule of LawVerbal red lines have become all too common in American politics. They’re declared against foreign adversaries as readily as they are in budget battles. And in most cases, the line drawers redraw their boundaries when they are traversed and action is required. That’s partly why the barrage of warnings senators and representatives are sending to President Trump, in defense of Special Counsel Rober
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Ny fremskrivning kridter banen op før energiforligEn ny såkaldt basisfremskrivning af situationen i 2030 viser, at vores CO2-regning bliver større, og at energiforbruget stiger mere og mere – hvilket betyder, at det kræver endnu mere vind og sol eller flere besparelser at nå målet om 50 pct. VE.
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Germany: compensated cirrhosis substantially increases comorbidities and healthcare costs for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease/non-alcoholic steatohepatitisCompensated cirrhosis substantially increases comorbidities and healthcare costs for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease/non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.
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The fight for clean emissions continuesIt is exactly 20 years since experts from Empa and VERT published the first test results on diesel particle filters. Today, more than 300 million vehicles worldwide are fitted with such filters. However, a VERT conference held at the Empa Academy revealed why the emission problem is by no means over.
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Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me. Schmidt is the director of NASA ’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an astrophysicist, I’d begun researching global warming from an “astrobiological perspective.” That meant asking whether any industrial
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Rampage Is a Big, Noisy NothingIt’s telling that two of Rampage ’s big set pieces end with a gigantic albino gorilla laughing and giving the finger straight into the camera. It’s certainly the most apt representation of the viewing experience for this Dwayne Johnson–starring creature feature, an epic disaster movie that sees a mutated gorilla, crocodile, and wolf tear apart downtown Chicago. I went in looking for some good che
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'Scaffolding' method allows biochemists to see proteins in remarkable detailBiochemists have achieved a major goal in biology: seeing at near atomic detail the smallest protein ever visualized by the technique whose development won the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Until now, this method has not worked with the small proteins inside cells.
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Brief exposure to tiny air pollution particles triggers childhood lung infectionsEven the briefest increase in airborne fine particulate matter PM2.5, pollution-causing particles that are about 3 percent of the diameter of human hair, is associated with the development of acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) in young children, according to newly published research.
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Can you really be obese yet healthy?A new paper has called for an end to the term 'healthy obesity,' due to it being misleading and flawed. The focus should instead be on conducting more in-depth research to understand causes and consequences of varying health among people with the same BMI.
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Fungal infection: An unexpected discovery in a central lineAn otherwise healthy 6-year-old had a central line that tested positive for a type of fungal infection that typically strikes adults with compromised immune systems.
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Algae-forestry, bioenergy mix could help make CO2 vanish from thin airAn unconventional mélange of algae, eucalyptus and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage appears to be a quirky ecological recipe. But, scientists have an idea that could use that recipe to help power and provide food protein to large regions of the world -- and simultaneously remove carbon dioxide from Earth's atmosphere.
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Would You Eat a Tarantula-Topped Burger?Tarantula — it's what's for dinner.
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These sea turtles use magnetic fields like GPSLoggerhead sea turtles that nest on beaches with similar magnetic fields are genetically similar to one another, according to a new study. “Loggerhead sea turtles are fascinating creatures that begin their lives by migrating alone across the Atlantic Ocean and back,” says Kenneth Lohmann, professor of biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Eventually they return to nest on t
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This is how norovirus invades the bodyNorovirus targets a rare type of gut cell, a study in mice finds.
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Grime-proof coating repels just about everythingA smooth, durable, clear coating that swiftly sheds water, oils, alcohol—and even peanut butter—could be a way to keep clean phone screens, countertops, camera lenses, and countless other everyday items. Called “omniphobic” in materials science parlance, the new coating repels just about every known liquid. It’s the latest in a series of coatings from the lab of Anish Tuteja, associate professor
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Blocking matrix-forming protein might prevent heart failureScientists used an experimental targeted molecular therapy to block a matrix-forming protein in heart cells damaged by heart attack, reducing levels of scarred muscle tissue and saving mouse models from heart failure. Researchers report in the journal Circulation they tested a manufactured peptide to block the fibronectin protein in human heart cells donated by heart failure patients and mouse mod
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Automated analysis of biopsy samples enables rapid and reproducible quantification of NASH disease activityAutomated analysis of biopsy samples enables rapid and reproducible quantification of NASH disease activityILC 2018: New deep-learning approach to pattern recognition in liver biopsy samples enables automated scoring of ballooning and inflammation in a pre-clinical model of NASH.
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Tungsten 'too brittle' for nuclear fusion reactorsResearchers find tungsten -- a favored choice of metal within the reactor -- is liable to become brittle, leading to failure.
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The Dot-Coms Were Better Than FacebookTwenty years and a month ago, Bill Gates, then chairman and CEO of Microsoft, made his first appearance before Congress. In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Gates defended against the accusation that his company was a monopoly. Antitrust investigations into the company had been ongoing for almost a decade by then, since the George H.W. Bush administration. The ubiquity of Microsof
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What Bill Clinton Could Teach President Trump About DealmakingIn the coming weeks, President Trump is expected to engage in unprecedented negotiations with Kim Jong Un about North Korea’s nuclear arsenal. There’s reason to question the administration’s capacity for this challenge: Trump himself has never revealed a comfort with the nuances of policy, and the staffing apparatus at his disposal is shaky at best—with constant churning in White House personnel
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Canada To Measure Marijuana Use By Testing SewagePeople responding to surveys sometimes misstate their drug use. Canada will check wastewater for traces of drugs to more accurately assess consumption. (Image credit: Dan Burgard)
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In Congress this week, Mark Zuckerberg was making fake news of his own
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Facebook's social responsibility should include privacy protectionFacebook Mark ZuckerbergIn his congressional testimony, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg seemed to understand the importance of protecting both the security and privacy of Facebook's 2.2 billion users. People in the United States have come to realize the power of technology companies in their daily lives – and in politics. As a result, what they expect of those companies is changing. That's why I believe, privacy
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What makes someone believe or reject science? Quality of recordingsWhen people listen to recordings of a scientist presenting their work, the quality of audio had a significant impact on whether people believed what they were hearing.
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Art is in the eye of the beholderA researcher has found that a person's mental state affects how they look at art.
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Crowded urban areas have fewer songbirds per personPeople in crowded urban areas -- especially poor areas -- see fewer songbirds such as tits and finches, and more potential 'nuisance' birds, such as pigeons, magpies and gulls, new research shows.
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First-ever combustion experiment with X-raysScientists have made an historic first with its experiment in a gas turbine combustor using X-rays. The data will help advance gas turbine engine designs for higher power density and efficiency, scientists said.
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Chemistry: Observing biological nanotransportersA research team was able to describe with atomic detail how molecules are transported through biological membranes. Computer simulations and spectroscopic experiments provided insights into the work of so-called ABC transporters. These proteins play an important role in the drug resistance of tumor cells and bacteria.
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America's divorce: Left and Right each get half the countryA map of the coming divorce between Left and Right America. Read More
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3D-printed metamaterial device reflects sound perfectlyResearchers have demonstrated the design and construction of a device made with metamaterials that can control the redirection and reflection of sound waves with almost perfect efficiency. While researchers have proposed many theoretical approaches to engineer such a device, they’ve struggled to simultaneously control both the transmission and reflection of sound in exactly the desired manner, an
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It's time to pick a better smartphone photo editing appGadgets Ditch the stock Instagram filters for something more sophisticated. Smartphones take good pictures, unfortunately, they all look the same.
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I Ran U.S. Border Patrol—And I Support Trump's Call to Deploy the National GuardIn 2006, as the national chief of the Border Patrol, I welcomed the assignment of roughly 6,000 National Guardsmen to serve as a force multiplier to the then-9,000 Border Patrol agents on duty along the U.S.-Mexico border. It was the right call to make at the time. The influx of drugs, illegal immigration, and criminal organizations was overwhelming the agency, and cartel violence was at its peak
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Math, Music and ImaginationMath can be experienced as play much as music is—just what’s needed to enlarge the tribe of creative problem solvers in mathematics and other human disciplines -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How do we make hydrogen from coal, and is it really a clean fuel?Energy giant AGL this week unveiled plans to produce hydrogen power at its Loy Yang A coal station. But how do we transform coal, which is often thought of as simply made of carbon, into hydrogen – a completely different element?
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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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Large wildfires bring increases in annual river flowLarge wildfires cause increases in stream flow that can last for years or even decades, according to a new analysis of 30 years of data from across the continental United States.
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Så er dansk rumprojekt monteret på rumstationenKlimaobservatoriet Asim er blevet spændt fast uden på ISS med en robotarm. Og der er hul igennem, så de første data er modtaget på Jorden.
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A new paper in JPSP goes beyond the fundamental attribution error to understand when people use trait and goal information to explain other people's behavior.submitted by /u/markmana [link] [comments]
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Cytoplasmic streaming is involved in the transmission of signals within giant cells in Chara algaeChara algae are ancient plant organisms that are commonly found in freshwater reservoirs and occur, though more rarely, in water bodies with salt water. An unusual feature of this type of algae is the huge size of individual cells, which can reach up to 1 mm in diameter and up to several centimeters in length.
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The secret behind a choice cuppa or a perfect pint -- a mathematicianProfessor William Lee shows how the science of math can aid the profits of industry.
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NGM282 -- an engineered analogue of FGF19 -- shows promise in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitisA Phase 2, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study reports significant improvements in markers of disease activity and fibrosis with subcutaneous NGM282 in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis.
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Observing biological nanotransportersA research team of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) was able to describe with atomic detail how molecules are transported through biological membranes. Computer simulations and spectroscopic experiments provided insights into the work of so-called ABC transporters. These proteins play an important role in the drug resistance of tumour cells and bacteria.
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Phase 2 studies of two novel treatments for primary biliary cholangitis report encouraging resultsOngoing Phase 2 studies of tropifexor and seladelpar report promising preliminary efficacy, safety and tolerability results, paving the way for longer-term studies in patients with primary biliary cholangitis
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How to make global food systems more sustainableLast October, movie director James Cameron and his wife Suzy Amis Cameron launched an organic pea protein operation in Saskatchewan. Once it is up and running, this facility will be the top producer of organic pea protein in North America.
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Russian court blocks Telegram messaging app in privacy rowA Russian court on Friday ordered that a popular messaging app, Telegram, be blocked after the company rejected to share encryption data with authorities.
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Norwegian chief says no plans to sell budget carrierThere are no plans to sell low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle, the group's chief executive said Friday, after British Airways owner IAG indicated it was mulling a takeover.
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Faithful storks keep long-distance love alive in CroatiaA faithful male flying thousands of miles each year to join his handicapped female who cannot fly—the story of two storks in Croatia, Klepetan and Malena, is one of love and devotion beating the odds.
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Uber-Grab deal hits speed bump in SingaporeSingapore on Friday imposed restrictions on ride-hailing firm Grab's acquisition of Uber's Southeast Asian business until it concludes a probe into whether the sale may have infringed competition rules.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

For fewer cast-related ailments in dogs, researchers find taller casts a better fitDogs fitted with longer casts for hind-leg injuries or ailments should see fewer pressure sores and soft tissue complications than dogs with shorter casts, said Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at Colorado State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Large wildfires bring increases in annual river flowLarge wildfires cause increases in stream flow that can last for years or even decades, according to a new analysis of 30 years of data from across the continental United States.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Researchers conduct first-ever combustion experiment with X-raysThe U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Propulsion made an historic first with its experiment in a gas turbine combustor using X-rays. The data will help advance gas turbine engine designs for higher power density and efficiency, scientists said.
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Hubble catches a colossal clusterThis NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a massive galaxy cluster glowing brightly in the darkness. Despite its beauty, this cluster bears the distinctly unpoetic name of PLCK G308.3-20.2.
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The battle to ban plastic bagsThere are increasing concerns about the use of plastics in our day-to-day lives.
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Image: Hyderabad, IndiaThe Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over southern India to the capital of Telangana: Hyderabad.
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Research shows social class has a strong influence on cultural tastesA major national survey of over 1,200 Australians, led by Western Sydney University, found that social class has a strong influence on a person's cultural tastes – with level of education and occupation being key factors in determining cultural preferences.
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New method predicts evolutionPredicting chance-driven evolution seems impossible. Nevertheless, scientists from AMOLF in Amsterdam and the ESPCI in Paris have succeeded in making predictions about the evolution of a set of genes in E. coli. When and how genes mutate remains random, but it appears predictable which gene is more likely to evolve first, or if evolutionary deadlock arises. The results are published on 13 April in
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Novel microscope concept can reduce radiation dose a thousand-foldA concept for a novel X-ray microscope promises three-dimensional images of delicate objects like biological cells using a thousand times less damaging radiation than conventional methods. The novel microscope would allow to image whole cells at high resolution in their native environment, without freezing, cutting or staining them. DESY scientists Pablo Villanueva-Perez, Saša Bajt and Henry Chapm
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First European database for secondary raw materialsIn January 2018 the first pan-European database for secondary raw materials, including many "critical" ones, went online. Ever since, we have known more about which raw material depots reside in cars, batteries and electronic devices sold, used and stored in the 28 EU countries – and ultimately recycled or disposed of. Empa played a key role in the ProSUM project.
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Though distracted by social media, students are still listeningA new study finds that social media distraction in the classroom interferes with visual, but not auditory, learning in college students. The paper is published in Advances in Physiology Education.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Family support networks in Peruvian barrios help to prevent child laborA survey carried out among parents in high-risk contexts shows that schools in barrios on the outskirts of Lima are a central part of life of the community, as they allow families from the district to start and develop relationships with each other; and they serve as points of access for valuable resources from outside the barrio.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Measuring the risks of extreme temperatures on public healthHeat and cold waves affect people with certain health conditions differently, highlighting the need for tailored public service risk communication.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Army researchers conduct first-ever combustion experiment with X-raysThe US Army Research Laboratory's Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Propulsion made an historic first with its experiment in a gas turbine combustor using X-rays. The data will help advance gas turbine engine designs for higher power density and efficiency, scientists said.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Art is in the eye of the beholderA researcher from James Cook University in Australia has found that a person's mental state affects how they look at art.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

What makes someone believe or reject science?when people listen to recordings of a scientist presenting their work, the quality of audio had a significant impact on whether people believed what they were hearing.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Large wildfires bring increases in annual river flowLarge wildfires cause increases in stream flow that can last for years or even decades, according to a new analysis of 30 years of data from across the continental United States.
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Futurity.org

Volunteers are backbone of community resilience after disasterThe most critical relief efforts after disasters like a hurricane or earthquake involve getting food, water, and power to those in need. But an equally devastating problem can make or break a community’s resilience. That “silent killer” is a lack of cohesiveness, as represented by the number and diversity of its voluntary organizations and their willingness to cooperate, researchers say. “The rea
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Measurement of the fine-structure constant casts doubt on dark photon theoriesA team of researchers from the University of California and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has conducted an ultra-precise measurement of the fine-structure constant, and in so doing, have found evidence that casts doubts on dark photon theory. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their measurement process and what they found by using it.
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Funny side, hard edge—your boss's behavior matters, research showsYou might expect that a boss who cracks jokes is healthy for the workplace, while a boss who blows his or her stack isn't. As it turns out, the opposite might be true—depending on the circumstances.
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Technique to fine-tune two-component biological sensorsRice University scientists who say biological sensors aren't sensitive enough are doing something about it.
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Could holey silicon be the holy grail of electronics?Electronics miniaturization has put high-powered computing capability into the hands of ordinary people, but the ongoing downsizing of integrated circuits is challenging engineers to come up with new ways to thwart component overheating.
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New Scientist - News

These fish hide fluorescent switchblades in their facesWe've only just discovered that many stonefish can flip out a spiny bone in their faces when predators attack, in addition to having highly venomous spines
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Dagens Medicin

Socialdemokratiet skifter holdning til tolkegebyrRegeringens forslag om at indføre gebyr på tolkning i sundhedsvæsenet får nu støtte fra Socialdemokratiet.
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Tesla's Autopilot Fight, Uber's Bikes, and More Car News This WeekPlus: Aistream's cozy new trailer, Luminar starts cranking out lidars, and more.
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'Nier: Automata''s Yoko Taro, Videogames' Most Interesting DesignerWith 'Automata,' Taro created a game that wasn't just thorny and ambitious, but humanistic.
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Shadow profiles—Facebook knows about you, even if you're not on FacebookFacebook Mark ZuckerbergFacebook's founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg faced two days of grilling before US politicians this week, following concerns over how his company deals with people's data.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

For fewer cast-related ailments in dogs, researchers find taller casts a better fitDogs fitted with longer casts for hind-leg injuries or ailments should see fewer pressure sores and soft tissue complications than dogs with shorter casts, said Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at Colorado State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
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'Molecular microscope' system safer, more effective in heart and lung transplant biopsiesA transplant biopsy system that uses gene chips to read molecules is far safer and more effective than existing approaches used for heart transplant biopsies and is showing promising results for lung transplant biopsies, new University of Alberta-led research shows.
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How technology could make hotels feel more like homeA hotel room door that opens with your smartphone – no room key required. In-room virtual reality glasses providing virtual tours of famous landmarks. Smart device-controlled lighting and thermostat, a smart TV connected to your Netflix account and smart room service that accepts smartphone orders.
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Risk-based optimization scheme boosts confidence and profitability for future mixed-technology power plantsA scheme to balance risks may help realize the benefits of being able to combine complementary power technologies, such as thermal generation, wind power and energy storage. Such benefits include lower capital costs and more responsive and reliable energy delivery while leveraging renewable energy technologies
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Study reveals councils in England struggle to house homeless peopleThe majority of councils in England are struggling to find permanent housing for homeless people, a new report has revealed today.
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Ingeniøren

Rapport: Datacentre vil stå for en tredjedel af Danmarks elforbrugNi store datacentre vil fra 2040 sluge enorme mængder el, men til gengæld levere store mængder overskudsvarme.
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A core-shell nanotube array for artificial photosynthesisThe average global energy consumption of transportation fuels is currently several terawatts (1 terawatt = 1012 Joule) per second. A major scientific gap for developing a solar fuels technology that could replace fossil resources with renewable ones is scalability at the unprecedented terawatts level. In fact, the only existing technology for making chemical compounds on the terawatt scale is natu
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A powerful new source of high-energy protonsNearly 20 years ago, researchers conducting experiments on Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) Nova Petawatt laser system—the world's first quadrillion-watt laser—discovered that when the system's intense short-pulse laser beams struck a thin foil target, an unexpected torrent of high-energy electrons and protons streamed off the back of the target.
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Kubrick's AI nightmare, 50 years laterAs David Bowman – the surviving crew member aboard the Discovery One spacecraft in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey – disassembles HAL 9000, the sentient computer pleads in an affectless, monotone voice:
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Dagens Medicin

EMA undersøger årsager til fejldosering af gigtmiddelStadig flere indrapporterede tilfælde af overdosering med methotrexat får nu det europæiske lægemiddelagentur EMA til at iværksætte en undersøgelse, som skal klarlægge metoder til at forebygge de alvorlige og ofte fatale tilfælde af fejldosering.
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Efter 11 timers forhandling: De regionale parter nærmer sig hinandenPositiv stemning efter gårsdagens overenskomstforhandlinger på det regionale område. Intet kan dog afgøres, før parterne på statsområdet har forhandlet på plads, siger Camilla Rathcke.
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Science | The Guardian

Alternative medicine and its sceptics – Science Weekly podcastThis week, Hannah Devlin asks: what are sceptics of alternative medicine saying about its rise? And what can their thoughts tell us about how the scientific sceptic movement is approaching the conversation? Subscribe and review on Acast , Apple Podcasts , Soundcloud , Audioboom and Mixcloud . Join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter People seek out healers in the face of illness. In the 17th c
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Researchers focus on how bacteria cause food poisoningCampylobacter is the most common cause of bacterial food poisoning in the world according to the World Health Organization, and with over a million people in the U.S. infected every year, it's not surprising that there is a need to understand why this spiral-shaped microbe causes disease.
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"Alexa, can we have a real conversation?"Ask her what she likes and she has an answer ready for you: "Holy rusted metal, Batman, I enjoy science. Especially astronomy." Ask her to tell you about herself more generally? She's still figuring that one out: "There's not much to tell. I'm a complicated pile of software running on Amazon's servers."
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Using virtual reality to plot urban green spacesCity dwellers who are weary of the concrete jungle often seek out a bit of nature. Whether they visit an urban park or find a small green space, residents can gain a host of benefits. Research in environmental psychology shows that natural environments can help brighten moods, reduce stress and renew focus.
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Using caffeine as a catalyst, researchers create new gels for drug deliveryCaffeine is well-known for its ability to help people stay alert, but a team of researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital has now come up with a novel use for this chemical stimulant—catalyzing the formation of polymer materials.
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Satellite aims to discover thousands of nearby exoplanets, including at least 50 Earth-sized onesThere are potentially thousands of planets that lie just outside our solar system—galactic neighbors that could be rocky worlds or more tenuous collections of gas and dust. Where are these closest exoplanets located? And which of them might we be able to probe for clues to their composition and even habitability? The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will be the first to seek out these
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Image of the Day: Nanobot SchematicA magnetically controlled device could have applications in studies of cell biology and biophysics.
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Keeping an eye on the soundness of structuresScientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) used synthetic-aperture radar data from four different satellites, combined with statistical methods, to determine the structural deformation patterns of the largest bridge in Iran.
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Popular Science

Why archaeologists are arguing about sweet potatoesScience It’s a hot (potato) mess. At some point, sweet potatoes crossed the Pacific. This much we know. As for the rest—How? When? Why?—we’re just not sure. Or, to be more clear, some people are sure…
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One step closer to using nanoporous graphene in smart filters and sensorsAs part of a national research collaboration, Spanish researchers including the ICN2 have made uniformly nanoporous graphene a practicable reality. A major milestone in graphene research, this brings us one step closer to unlocking this material's full potential not only in electronics, but also in filtration and sensing applications. The work is published in Science.
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Two atoms combined in dipolar moleculeIn terms of size, it may be the smallest scientific breakthrough ever made at Harvard.
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Technique strengthens buildings using wood wasteResearchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have found an innovative and environmental-friendly technique to enhance building structures. The new method, which incorporates biochar recycled from saw dust into cement, improves the strength and water tightness of mortar and concrete, and offers an alternative use to the large volume of wood waste produced in Singapore.
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Using an algorithm to reduce energy bills—rain or shineResearchers proposed implementing the residential energy scheduling algorithm by training three action dependent heuristic dynamic programming (ADHDP) networks, each one based on a weather type of sunny, partly cloudy, or cloudy. ADHDP networks are considered 'smart,' as their response can change based on different conditions.
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Engineers propose coordinated control to assist driversEngineers have proposed a coordinated control architecture for motion management in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to increase safety and comfort across all vehicles, regardless of ADAS specifics.
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Ingeniøren

Høring om mobilstråling: Lav prestige i forskningsfeltet blokerer for ny viden om risikoenEr stråling fra mobiler farligt eller ej? En diskussion, der deler vandene. Alle ved dog, at forskning er vanskelig, fordi mange faktorer spiller ind.
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The Guardian's Science Weekly

Alternative medicine and its sceptics – Science Weekly podcastThis week, Hannah Devlin asks: what are sceptics of alternative medicine saying about its rise? And what can their thoughts tell us about how the scientific sceptic movement is approaching the conversation?
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Astrophysics CubeSat could be used to study planets orbiting other starsThe ASTERIA satellite, which was deployed into low-Earth orbit in November, is only slightly larger than a box of cereal, but it could be used to help astrophysicists study planets orbiting other stars.
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Wiggling atoms switch the electric polarization of crystalsFerroelectric crystals display a macroscopic electric polarization, a superposition of many dipoles at the atomic scale that originate from spatially separated electrons and atomic nuclei. The macroscopic polarization is expected to change when the atoms are set in motion but the connection between polarization and atomic motions has remained unknown. A time-resolved X-ray experiment has revealed
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Scientists develop haptic interface with seven degrees of freedomHaptic interfaces allow humans to handle dangerous or delicate materials. From laparoscopic surgery to radioactive waste removal to the simple act of putting a mobile on vibrate, robotics are getting touchy.
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Research shows how genetics can contribute for advances in 2G ethanol productionProduction of second-generation (2G) ethanol from sugarcane requires enzymatic hydrolysis in which enzymes from microorganisms act together to break down and convert the carbohydrates in sugarcane straw and bagasse into sugars capable of undergoing fermentation.
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One string to rule them allStrain can be used to engineer unusual properties at the nanoscale. Researchers in Tobias Kippenberg's lab at EPFL have harnessed this effect to engineer an extremely low-loss nanostring. When plucked, the string vibrates for minutes with a period of a microsecond (equivalent to a standard guitar note playing for a month). Using it as an ultrasensitive microphone, the researchers hope to be able t
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The raw power of human motionAutonomy is a much-anticipated feature of next-generation microsystems, such as remote sensors, wearable electronic gadgets, implantable biosensors and nanorobots. KAUST researchers led by Husam Alshareef, Jr-Hau He and Khaled Salama have developed small standalone devices by integrating maintenance-free power units that produce and use their own fuel instead of relying on an external power source
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Deeper understanding of species roles in ecosystemsA species' traits define the role it plays in the ecosystem in which it lives—this is the conclusion of a study carried out by researchers at Linköping University, Sweden. New methods can make it easier to predict the ecological role that a species will play when it is introduced, by accident or design, into a new habitat.
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Rapamycin resolves genetic defects in yeastScientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have taken one step closer to potential cures for several human genetic diseases, and the answers have been found in the humble cells of fission yeast.
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Enzyme LSD1 found to regulate muscle fiber type differentiationOur bodies convert food into energy for all life activities. These metabolic processes allow cells to produce energy (anabolism) and consume energy from nutrients (catabolism). In a recent update out of Kumamoto University in Japan to a continuing research project from the Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics (IMEG), researchers found that the LSD1 enzyme suppresses the expression of gen
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Science : NPR

The Complex Code In A Potato Chip: Why We Love The Flavors We DoMuch can affect our choice of munchies: gender, age, income and cultural preferences. And our cravings for one of the world's favorite salty snacks — with its myriad flavors — says a lot about us. (Image credit: Maanvi Singh/for NPR)
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Catching up With Pepper, the Surprisingly Helpful Humanoid RobotPepper is part of the first wave of intelligent machines that promise to not only make our lives easier, but to bring a strange new form of interaction into being.
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Otte genstande om ugen kan forkorte dit liv - men nyt studie får ikke Sundhedsstyrelsen til at ændre holdningProfessor mener, at alkohol-anbefalinger skal være ens for både mænd og kvinder.
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Live Science

Munchies, Anyone? Colorado Restaurant Workers Most Likely to Use Legal WeedAfter more than four years of legal weed in Colorado, the results are rolling in.
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Live Science

Greenland's Biggest Fire Is a 'Warning' for Its FutureAre more wildfires in Greenland’s future?
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New Scientist - News

No more bad, blocky video calls thanks to smart AI compressionAn AI that compresses images by simply throwing bits away and making up what should be there instead could make blocky video calls a thing of the past
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The Atlantic

Why American Students Haven't Gotten Better at Reading in 20 YearsEvery two years, education-policy wonks gear up for what has become a time-honored ritual: the release of the Nation’s Report Card. Officially known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, the data reflect the results of reading and math tests administered to a sample of students across the country. Experts generally consider the tests rigorous and highly reliable—and the sco
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Viden

Ny forskning: Lavere socialklasser får mest glæde af høje cigaretpriserNy undersøgelse viser, at der er positive konsekvenser ved højere tobakspriser. Og mest for de laveste sociale lag.
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The March for EvidenceScientists and many others are frustrated by public decisions based on ideology or wishful thinking -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What Hearings? Advertisers Still Love FacebookFacebook Mark ZuckerbergAll that noise in Washington won't mean much for Facebook's bottom line.
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