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Killer whales seen in river ClydePod of orcas spotted between Dunoon and Gourock, thought to be hunting seals or porpoises A pod of killer whales has been spotted in the river Clyde apparently hunting seals or porpoises. Images and videos have been posted on social media over the weekend of about half a dozen killer whales, or orcas, between Dunoon and Gourock. Continue reading...
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Militære sværvægtere ruster sig til krig på kunstig intelligensStormagterne ser stort potentiale i autonome våbensystemer, der kan gøre tempoet på slagmarken så højt, at mennesker ikke kan følge med. FN har netop afsluttet en uges debat uden at blive enige om restriktioner.
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New advances in the fight against cancerResearch into cancer can provide new insight into how this disease works and how it can be stopped. The Experimental Biology 2018 meeting (EB 2018) will showcase innovative research that could lead to new ways to treat and prevent cancer.
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How North Korea Learned to Live With 'Fire and Fury'North Korea Kim Jong UnIt's astonishing how quickly the story of the North Korea crisis seems to have changed from one of fear to one of optimism. It was less than a year ago that the U.S. president was threatening “fire and fury” against Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, to touting upcoming talks with him. It is not the case, as Trump tweeted Sunday morning, that the North “agreed to denuclearization.” But the N
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The Guardian view on friendly bacteria: an ally against plastic | EditorialThanks to a genetically engineered enzyme, a bug that eats plastic bottles developed a much bigger appetite for our rubbish. It is a hopeful sign Evolution never sleeps. Before 1970 there can have been no significant bacteria that ate plastic , because there was not enough of that plastic in the world to sustain a population. But in 2016 a group of Japanese scientists discovered a new species , Id
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The Atlantic

Photos From State Dinners PastOn Tuesday, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will host the first official state dinner of this administration at the White House, honoring visiting French President Emmanuel Macron. As Mrs. Trump’s team and White House staff work on the final details for the formal event, we present a look back at some state dinners held by past U.S. presidents, from Eisenhower to Obama.
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Researchers report four new insights into diet and healthWhat we eat plays a significant role in our health. The Experimental Biology 2018 meeting (EB 2018) will showcase new research into how diet could be used to fight cancer and how specific eating patterns can encourage weight loss.
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Why zero-calorie sweeteners can still lead to diabetes, obesityIncreased awareness of the health consequences of eating too much sugar has fueled a dramatic uptick in the consumption of zero-calorie artificial sweeteners in recent decades. However, new research finds sugar replacements can also cause health changes that are linked with diabetes and obesity, suggesting that switching from regular to diet soda may be a case of 'out of the frying pan, into the f
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Sweating may be why we became the dominant species on EarthWhile today profuse sweating is a social embarrassment, in the past it gave us an evolutionary advantage. Read More
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Science | The Guardian

Cancer, mutations and the facts of lifeIf you live long enough, you get cancer. But without our mutating, blundering cells, we’d never have made it out of the primordial soup… Bob Weinberg of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been one of the world’s foremost experts on cancer for nearly five decades. Back when I was a wee graduate student, I lunched with Dr Weinberg at a conference and he told me something that stuck with
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David Bailin obituaryMy father, David Bailin, who has died aged 79, was a physicist who was ahead of his time. His best known work was on superconductivity and superfluidity in relativistic fermion systems, inspired by his former Sussex colleague Tony Leggett’s Nobel prizewinning work on superfluid Helium-3. It gained no citations for the first few years, until its importance for neutron stars was understood. His ear
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Slower calorie burn in pregnancy may mean more retained baby weight in obese black momsDifferences in the way women with obesity burn calories during pregnancy may be a contributor to long-term postpartum weight retention in black moms. The findings, which suggest a need for more individualized pregnancy weight gain recommendations for obese women, will be presented today at the APS annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2018 in San Diego.
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Drinking water may help exercising seniors stay mentally sharpOlder people should drink more water to reap the full cognitive benefits of exercise, new research suggests. The study, to be presented today at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2018 in San Diego, explores the association between hydration status before exercising and exercise-enhanced cognition in older adults.
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Finally home, Bundesbank's gold goes on showAll that glitters is definitely gold in a new exhibition at Germany's central bank that lifts the veil on the nation's massive reserves of the precious metal, partly to reassure sceptics that the prized ingots are really there.
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UK calls on social media firms to better protect childrenBritain's health secretary says the government will introduce new laws targeting online social media companies if they don't do more to protect children.
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Archaeologists find bust of Roman emperor in EgyptEgypt says archaeologists have discovered a bust of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius in the southern city of Aswan.
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China auto show highlights industry's electric ambitionsThe biggest global auto show of the year showcases China's ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry's multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to price-conscious but demanding Chinese drivers.
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Russia adds Google IPs to registry of banned sitesRussia's communications watchdog agency says it is adding some Google IP addresses to the state register of banned sites, as a dispute over a banned messaging app intensifies.
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Surge in anonymous Asia Twitter accounts sparks bot fearsIt has been jokingly referred to as "Botmageddon". But a surge in new, anonymous Twitter accounts across swathes of Southeast and East Asia has deepened fears the region is in the throes of US-style mass social media manipulation.
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Global carmakers gear up for China's auto show as sector opensGlobal carmakers will show off their latest models at the Beijing Auto Show this week, days after China unveiled plans to shift gears in the world's biggest car market by lifting foreign ownership restrictions.
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China's ZTE says it's seeking a solution to US tech banZTE Corp., one of China's biggest tech companies, said Sunday that it is taking steps to comply with a U.S. technology ban and that it is seeking a solution to the issue it says threatens its survival.
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Taxi drivers, Uber square up on Istanbul's roadsIstanbul's bright yellow taxis, ubiquitous and perennially honking for custom, appear ingrained in the daily life of the Turkish metropolis.
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The Atlantic

The Promethean Puzzles of WestworldThe first thing you might notice about Season 2 of Westworld is that the opening credits have changed. During the first season of the HBO drama about an adult theme park staffed by humanoid “hosts,” the introductory title sequence featured a variety of images showing robots being sculpted into life by machines: sinews being painstakingly stretched over bone, skeletal hands playing a piano, a bone
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Trump and Elite Schools: A Harvard Athlete Weighs InA week ago I quoted an unnamed “reader in New Haven,” who offered thoughts about “ The Future of Elite Schools in the Trump Era .” That occasioned a lot of response, which is still coming in. I quoted some of it in “ Trump vs. Harvard and Yale ” and “ The Future of Elite Schools, Continued .” This next installment comes from the author of the original message, who is now willing to be identified.
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Here's How We Know the Big Bang HappenedAt 13.8 billion years ago, our entire observable universe was the size of a peach and had a temperature of over a trillion degrees.
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Live Science

This Woman's Kidney Fell into Her Pelvis Whenever She Stood Up: Here's WhyGenerally, you can trust your organs to stay in one place, but that wasn't the case for a young woman in Michigan.
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Ny app lærer dig programmering på mobilenSmå kodeudfordringer skal lære dig at forstå computerkode
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James Comey's Media Tour Tops This Week's Internet News RoundupLast week fired FBI director James Comey went on a massive media tour—and the internet followed every minute of it.
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The Making of Dinosaurs of the Isle of WightThe backstory to a book that, sadly, is no longer that easy to obtain... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Cupholders Are EverywhereThe 2019 Subaru Ascent will have 19 of them. Not airbags, but cupholders. That’s more than any mass-market vehicle ever produced, amounting to almost two-and-a-half cupholders for each passenger. There’s room for a Starbucks skinny latte, an unnaturally colored Big Gulp, a Yeti Rambler, and juice boxes galore. So many cupholders, in fact, that The Wall Street Journal recently declared : “We are a
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GRAFIK: Se detaljerne på USA's supermissil JASSMVed det koordinerede vestlige angreb på Syriens laboratorier og lagre til kemiske våben forleden blev våbengiganten Lockheed Martins top-avancerede krydsermissil JASSM for første gang anvendt i en rigtig krigssituation. I alt 19 JASSM-missiler blev affyret fra B1-bombefly langt uden for Syrisk lu...
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Who Cares If They're Cute? This Zoologist Accepts Animals On Their Own TermsZoologist Lucy Cooke says humans aren't doing animals any favors when we moralize their behavior. Her book The Truth About Animals is organized around "fact and not sentimentality." (Image credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)
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When Beauty Is a TrollEvery once in a while I’ll re-watch an old episode of Friends , because it’s familiar and soothing and there. The other day, Netflix served up one of those flashbacks the show would sometimes air to poke light fun at the friends and at the visual absurdities involved with being alive in the ’80s: Rachel in chintz, Ross and Chandler in tragicomic Flock of Seagulls bouffants, etc. Watching the meta
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Targeted radiotherapy for breast cancer offers good quality of life and fewer side effectsQuality of life for women treated with a more targeted radiotherapy treatment -- called accelerated partial breast irradiation -- is at least as good as quality of life for women treated with standard radiotherapy, according to research presented at the ESTRO 37 conference and published simultaneously in The Lancet Oncology.
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After Uber's Fatal Crash, Self-Driving Cars Should Aim LowerStop talking about saving the world, and focus instead on making tangible improvements to people's lives.
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Why So Many People Make Their Password 'Dragon'The mythical creature's popularity says a lot about the psychology of password creation.
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FN er klar til at sætte droner ind i kampen mod zikaPå kun fem minutter kan én drone sprede 50.000 sterile myg over 20 hektar, viser vellykket test af ny bekæmpelsesmetode.
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Randa Jarrar, Moral Grandstanding, and ForbearanceLast week, the Fresno State creative writing professor Randa Jarrar sparked the latest round of debate about free speech on college campuses when she reacted to Barbara Bush’s death by speaking ill of the dead on Twitter. “Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal,” she wrote. “Fuck outta here with your nice words.” In an unintenti
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The Party of IkeI stood, not long ago, on a chilly, damp, and windy Korean hill at the edge of Demilitarized Zone. With 40 of my students and half-a-dozen faculty we were conducting what the military calls a staff ride—a kind of in-depth treatment of a campaign as a case study in leadership. Mine was one of the concluding talks, in which I played President Dwight D. Eisenhower, telling the American people on Jul
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The Atlantic

A Cassandra Cry Against Pope FrancisAcross every continent, in every country, Catholics “find themselves divided against one another,” writes the New York Times columnist Ross Douthat in his new book, To Change the Church . On one side stand the orthodox, who see doctrine and tradition as the best antidote to a changing world. On the other stand the liberals, who yearn for a Church that focuses on pastoring rather than enforcing ri
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Teknologiske ildsjæle reddede Danmarks første radiostationEt rødgult træhus på Holmen stod til nedrivning, da flåden flyttede ud. I stedet blev det flyttet få hundrede meter og er i dag museum for trådløs telegrafi.
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Science | The Guardian

Prostate cancer breakthrough as UK team develops more accurate testUltrasound technique overcomes problems with current methods to diagnose the most common cancer in men Scientists have announced the development of a highly accurate and reliable technique for diagnosing prostate cancer. The Dundee University-based team say they have used an ultrasound process called shear wave elastography (SWE) to detect prostate tumours. The method is non-invasive and cheaper t
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Medical research needs big data – Tessa Jowell gets the ball rolling | Sonia SodhaWe think nothing of sharing personal information with tech giants so why are we so suspicious about our health records? Half of us born after 1960 will be told we have cancer at some point in our lives . Virtually no one will go through life untouched by the disease, whether as a sufferer, a survivor or supporter. So every year, millions of us lace up running shoes, bake cakes and cultivate moust
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After a miscarriage and divorce, my friends showed me true loveWhen author Elizabeth Day lost a baby and her marriage ended it was her friends who gave her the unconditional love she’d been seeking As a child, I remember being pretty certain about a few things. I was sure I’d get married. I was convinced I’d write a book. Then I’d have children – two, of course, just like my parents. Preferably girls because they were better. When you’re younger, you assume
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Genomics study in Africa: Demographic history and deleterious mutationsScientists set out to understand how the demographic changes associated with the Neolithic transition also influenced the efficacy of natural selection. By comparing the genome diversity of more than 300 individuals from groups of forest hunter-gatherers (pygmies) and farmers (Bantu-speaking peoples), from western and eastern Central Africa, they discovered that the reason pygmies did not suffer f
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Insecticide resistance in a major malaria vectorResearchers have shown the rapid selection of a novel P450 enzyme leading to insecticide resistance in a major malaria vector.
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Immune diversity among the KhoeSan populationBy analyzing genes of two distinct groups of the KhoeSan, investigators were able to find a level of diversity and divergence in immune cell repertoires much higher than identified in any other population.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

For heavy lifting, use exoskeletons with cautionYou can wear an exoskeleton, but it won't turn you into a superhero. Researchers report that that a commercially available exoskeleton relieved stress on the arms just as it was supposed to -- but it increased stress on the back by more than 50 percent.
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Molecular movement analysis with accurate softwareThe software 'PyFRAP' is an accurate and reliable tool for the analysis of molecular movement, employing numerical simulations rather than simplified assumptions.
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Dodo's violent death revealedThe famous Oxford Dodo died after being shot in the back of the head, according to new research. Using revolutionary forensic scanning technology and world-class expertise, researchers have discovered surprising evidence that the Oxford Dodo was shot in the neck and back of the head with a shotgun.
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Students learn Italian playing Assassin's Creed video gameA professor has used video games to teach Italian, allowing his students to master two semesters worth of language acquisition through one intensive class for students new to the Italian language.
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Smarter fiber data transmission doubles capacity to the homeResearchers have developed data transmission techniques that can double or even triple the data transmission capacity of existing fiber to the home connections. Enjoying this increase requires you to upgrade your modem. But even if only your neighbors do, you can get a higher data capacity as well.
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Big Think

Cows will one day rule the earth, say scientistsWhen humans die out or leave Earth because of climate change, cows may be the biggest (and most widespread) animal left, thereby inheriting the planet. Read More
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Nasa engineer: Three facts about landing on MarsA Nasa flight analyst explains three things you need to know about going to Mars.
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