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Scientists shocked as NASA cuts only moon roverIn a move that shocked lunar scientists, NASA has cancelled the only robotic vehicle under development to explore the surface of the Moon, despite President Donald Trump's vow to return people there.
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FAST's first discovery of a millisecond pulsarChina's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST), still under commissioning, discovered a radio millisecond pulsar (MSP) coincident with the unassociated gamma-ray source 3FGL J0318.1+0252 in the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) point-source list. This is another milestone of FAST.
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Health warnings after toxic caterpillar outbreak in LondonHairs on the caterpillars can cause fevers and eye and throat irritations, officials say.
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NFL Draft: The 10 most intelligent NFL Players to ever be draftedThe NFL is known predominantly for its players’ display of athletic prowess. But you’d be surprised to know that many of these same players are incredibly smart. Here are some of the smartest NFL players ever to have graced the league. Read More
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Bad Audio Can Hurt a Scientist's CredibilityListeners gave more credence to a scientist’s radio interview when the audio was good quality than they did to the same material when the audio was poor. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The brave new world of genetic genealogyThe combination of DNA and genealogy is a potentially a huge force for good in the world, but it must be used responsibly.
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A Few of My Favorite Spaces: The Moser SpindleA recent breakthrough in a decades-old graph theory problem relies on this little assembly of seven points and eleven edges -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Nalini Joshi's Favorite TheoremTalking time travel, complex analysis and Burmese food with a mathematician from the University of Sydney -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Har du klimavenlige sommerferieplaner?Solcreme og badering bliver i de kommende måneder pakket ned i håb om sol og sommer under sydligere himmelstrøg. Men ferien er en stor post på vores CO2-budget.
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Verdens største rejseselskab: Vores kunder prioriterer ikke at rejse bæredygtigtRejseselskabet TUI sender hvert år millioner af kunder ud på drømmerejsen. Selvom firmaet gør opmærksom på CO2-udledningen ved flyveturen, så ser kunderne den anden vej.
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Best Weekend Tech Deals: 200GB MicroSD, Ecovacs Deebot, Apple iPadWhether you're hunting for a 200GB MicroSD card or a new laptop, we've got a dozen tech deals to check out this weekend.
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How to join the Illuminati and other secret societiesIs there a way to join an infamous secret society like the Illuminati or Skull and Bones? Or even Disney's secret supper club within Disneyland? Read More
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The Golden State Killer Case Was Cracked with a Genealogy WebsiteLaw enforcement’s use of an open-source DNA ancestry database raises questions about genetic privacy -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Rescued bald eagle released into the wild in CanadaThe female bird of prey was given a traditional Native American farewell in Canada.
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DDoS For Hire, a CIA Card Game, and More Security News This WeekA major DDoS for hire site gets taken down, the CIA has a card game that you can play soon too, and more security news this week.
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Don't Feel Bad for Loving True Crime StoriesAuthor Mary Rickert's short story collection 'You Have Never Been Here' is influenced by real-life crime tales—and it's more intense because of it.
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Explosive History: Vesuvius by Gillian DarleyHistory and geology meet in one truly sublime read -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Can the Placebo Effect Enhance Athletic Performance?The placebo effect may be an integral part of what we call the Champion’s Mindset -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Life on Mars? Scientists close to solving mystery of the red planetMission to find source of methane detected in atmosphere may have an answer in months, researchers believe Scientists have begun an experiment aimed at solving one of astronomy’s most intriguing puzzles: the great Martian methane mystery. In the next few months they hope to determine whether tantalising whiffs of the gas that have been detected on the red planet in recent years are geological in
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Get off the golf cart if you have knee osteoarthritisIt may seem intuitive that golfers with knee osteoarthritis should stay off their feet and ride in a golf cart. But new research from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern Medicine has found, for the first time, that walking the course provides significantly higher health benefits and is not associated with increased pain, cartilage breakdown or inflammation.
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Dean Burnett: ‘Happiness shouldn’t be the default state in the human brain’The neuroscientist and author of The Idiot Brain on the difficulty of trying to explain happiness and what he learned from Charlotte Church Dean Burnett, 35, is a Cardiff-based neuroscientist, blogger and occasional standup comedian who writes the Guardian ’s science blog Brain Flapping . His bestselling book The Idiot Brain , published in 2016 , portrayed the human brain as an extraordinary organ
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Apple’s Done Making Airport Routers, So Try These InsteadWith the official end of the Airport era, it's time to let a new router into your life. Preferably mesh.
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Heat Shield for NASA's Next Mars Mission Breaks During TestingAs for what caused the failture, NASA engineers aren't sure yet.
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How Many Uncaptured Serial Killers Are Out There?The Golden State Killer isn't the only one.
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Snup en fiskesvær, og smør fiskegelatine på kindenDansk partnerskab undersøger, om fiskeskind kan udnyttes som sund snack og i kosmetik i stedet for at ende sine dage som billigt fiskemel i dyrefoder.
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The Impossible Problem – Michael Gazzaniga – Think Again - a Big Think Podcast #145If you've ever heard that there are differences between the "left and right brain", you can blame Michael Gazzaniga. His new work aims at closing the gap between the meat of the brain and the magic of consciousness, and maybe saving us a lot of future headaches. Read More
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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending April 28, 2018)This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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Mars Quakes Set to Reveal Tantalizing Clues to Planet's Early YearsNASA’s Mars InSight mission will listen for seismic activity to uncover details of Red Planet’s mysterious core -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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US judge temporarily blocks Xerox takeover by FujifilmA US judge late Friday temporarily blocked the planned takeover of US photocopy maker Xerox by Japan's Fujifilm, saying the deal prioritized the interests of the Xerox CEO over that of the company's shareholders.
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Newborn jaguar cubs draw fans at Mexico wildlife parkTwo jaguar cubs born five weeks ago are the new stars at a wildlife park in Mexico, teaching a valuable lesson about conservation with their cuddly cuteness, according to park officials.
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Mission 2018: bring the Paris climate pact to lifeFront-line negotiators from more than 190 nations gathering for climate talks in Bonn on Monday face a daunting task: bring the 2015 Paris Agreement to life.
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Snow in the Andes as clean as Canadian Arctic: studySnow covering the Andes mountains is as clean as the Canadian Arctic, scientists said Friday after hundreds of tests to determine the presence of black carbon deposits or other pollutants.
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Thessaloniki subway dig unearths secrets of 'city under the city'Shovels and brooms in hand, some two dozen workmen trudge around the remains of an ancient villa, deep beneath the bustle of modern-day Thessaloniki.
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1980s classic 'Karate Kid' reborn as YouTube joins content warsFor Generation X, "The Karate Kid" is a pop culture touchstone. Now, more than 30 years on, YouTube wants to bring a new generation into the dojo.
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DNA search for California serial killer led to wrong manInvestigators hunting for the so-called Golden State Killer turned to searching genetic websites in 2017 but misidentified an Oregon man as a potential suspect. A year later, after using a similar technique, they are confident they've caught the serial rapist and killer who eluded capture for four decades.
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The Family Weekly: Ch-Ch-ChangesThis Week in Family Once upon a time, if you wanted to start a family in America, the order was pretty straightforward: get married, move in, have children. But today that order is undergoing dramatic change, reports The Atlantic ’s associate editor Caroline Kitchener: More and more unmarried parents are living together and raising their kids under one roof—and redefining what the quintessential
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Janelle Monáe's Dirty Computer Is for (Almost) EveryoneJust how freaky is Janelle Monáe? Many of the Atlanta pop visionary’s lyrics tackle that mystery, but her most telling answer might be in her 2013 single “Q.U.E.E.N.” “Is it peculiar that she twerk in the mirror?” she asked. “And am I weird to dance alone late at night?” As listeners shimmied along, solo or en masse, the question resolved itself: No, Janelle, you’re not weird at all. Monáe’s muse
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A Dodger Stadium Gondola Is Just LA's Latest Wild Transit IdeaFlying people to baseball games is exactly the kind of thing LA's Office of Extraordinary Innovation was meant to consider.
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The Fix for E. Coli Outbreaks Could Be...the BlockchainBy the time the US figures out the source of E Coli, many more people will have gotten sick. Making our food supply traceable could speed things up.
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A Century of Feuding Between Presidents and the PressFor the second time, President Trump won’t attend the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. As Washington’s elite journalists gather to celebrate their work this weekend, the president will hold a rally in Michigan. What better way to dismiss the “fake news” press corps that he sees as hostile than by setting up counter-programming of his own? Trump’s absence is part of a bigger pattern
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Spørg Scientariet: Findes der et absolut max-punkt på temperaturskalaen?Flere læsere vil gerne vide, om der findes et modstykke til det absolutte nulpunkt, altså en maksimumtemperatur. Og hvordan måler man egentlig ekstreme temperaturer. Det svarer Malte Olsen fra NBI på.
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Canada's 'Incel Attack' and Its Gender-Based Violence Problem“These are not the kinds of things we expect to happen in this city,” said Toronto’s mayor after a van mowed down pedestrians on a busy sidewalk Monday. Other Torontonians echoed his sentiment. “We never thought this would happen here,” said a supervisor at a trauma center that received several of the attack victims. Similarly, a government employee said , “This is not something that happens here
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North Korea's Secret ChristiansSEOUL—South Korea turned off dozens of high-volume loudspeakers on Monday, putting a halt to the propaganda they normally broadcast over the border into North Korea. The move, a government spokesman said , was designed to set a peaceful tone ahead of the talks between the two Koreas Friday—a tone that was reinforced by the announcement that the countries had committed to work toward a peace agree
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Snart kan du selv lege energipolitikerMed et nyudviklet, brugervenligt energimodel-værktøj fra DTU kan energipolitikere og andre energiinteresserede snart prøve kræfter med at designe energipolitikken frem til 2030
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Danske forskere fører an i ny protest mod FacebookDenne gang er problemet ikke, at der bliver delt for mange oplysninger om brugerne. Men at der bliver delt for få oplysninger med forskerne.
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Proof of water wires motivated by a biological water channelAquaporins are proteins that serve as water channels to regulate the flow of water across biological cell membranes. They also remove excess salt and impurities in the body, and it is this aspect that has led to much interest in recent years in how to mimic the biochemical processes of aquaporins potentially for water desalination systems.
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Treating cardiovascular disorders--and more--with the flips of a switchYou've heard of "nature versus nurture," and philosophers argue about which is more important. But how does this work on the cellular level?
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Science | The Guardian

Largest known child sacrifice site discovered in PeruResearchers believe the 140 children were sacrificed 550 years ago by the Chimú civilisation as floods ravaged the coastline Archaeologists in northern Peru say they have found evidence of what could be the world’s largest single case of child sacrifice. The burial site, known as Las Llamas, contains the skeletons of 140 children who were aged between five and 14 when they were ritually sacrifice
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The Golden State Killer Is Tracked Through a Thicket of DNA, and Experts ShudderThe arrest of a suspect has set off alarms among some scientists and ethicists worried that consumer DNA may be widely accessed by law enforcement.
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Disney's haptic VR jacket lets you feel snowball impacts and snakes slitheringTechnology The future of VR goes beyond sight and sound. Made out of a converted life jacket, the Force Jacket uses airbags that inflate, deflate, or vibrate to literally give its wearer a feeling of being touched.
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In Hunt For Golden State Killer, Investigators Uploaded His DNA To Genealogy SiteAfter failing to find a match within criminal databases, law enforcement uploaded the killer's DNA profile to a no-frills website used to trace ancestry. The tactic has spurred privacy concerns. (Image credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP)
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Live Science

Here's the Odd Reason North Korea Is Shutting Down Its Nuclear Testing SiteMountains can get tired under the stress of nuclear tests and North Korea's might be exhausted.
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Surgeons Reattached This Girl's Leg Backwards. No, It Wasn't a MistakeTo treat a 7-year-old's cancer, doctors performed an unusual surgery.
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New Scientist - News

Toughest ever heat shields made of springy sponge-like stuffChinese scientists have developed a compressible aerogel that has shown in early heat shield tests to be 5 times more resilient than previous materials
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New Scientist - News

Golfer Jack Nicklaus says stem cell therapy cured his back painAn experimental stem cell therapy has allowed Jack Nicklaus to return to golf after a lifetime of back pain, and he plans to try it again for his hurt shoulder
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