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How Two Police Drones Saved a Woman's LifeAfter years of writing critically about police officers using excessive force and police departments abusing surveillance technology, I couldn’t be happier to relay a story in which cops used drones as a tool to help them avoid taking a life. It began when a woman, 57, left Cocoa Beach, Florida, drove all the way to Stafford County, Virginia, pulled into a Walmart parking lot, backed her sedan up
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Flere biler på vejene: Minister undsiger mål på 120 trafikdræbteTransportminister Ole Birk Olesen erkender, at det bliver så godt som umuligt at nå ned på Færdselssikkerhedskommissionen mål for antallet af omkomne i trafikken. Men det vigtigste for ham er også, at antallet af ulykker pr. kørt kilometer falder. Det har målsætningen dog aldrig forholdt sig til,...
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The Flu Vaccine Is Working Better Than Expected, C.D.C. FindsA preliminary analysis finds the vaccine 25 percent effective against this year’s dangerous H3N2 strain, and twice as effective in children.
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Congress's Ever-So-Brief Return to the Debate Over Gun ControlHouse Speaker Paul Ryan found himself in an all-too-familiar position on Thursday, facing reporters after yet another mass shooting and having to explain why Congress had done nothing to respond to what many consider to be an epidemic of gun violence across the country. “This is one of those moments where we just need to step back and count our blessings,” Ryan said, speaking a day after a studen
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How the cuttlefish spikes out its skin: Neurological study reveals surprising controlWouldn't it be useful to suddenly erect 3-D spikes out of your skin, hold them for an hour, then even faster retract them and swim away? Octopus and cuttlefish can do this as a camouflage tactic. A new study clarifies the neural and muscular mechanisms that underlie this extraordinary defense tactic.
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Eating yogurt may reduce cardiovascular disease riskA new study suggests that higher yogurt intake is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women.
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Ny japansk superpille kan slå influenza ned på én dagPillen kommer i første omgang kun på markedet i Japan, hvor den er opfundet.
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Birds and primates share brain cell types linked to intelligenceIn a new study scientists show that some neurons in bird brains form the same kind of circuitry and have the same molecular signature as cells that enable connectivity between different areas of the mammalian neocortex. The researchers found that alligators share these cell types as well, suggesting that while mammal, bird and reptile brains have very different anatomical structures, they operate
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Research identifies 'evolutionary rescue' areas for animals threatened by climate changeAs winters arrive later and snow melts earlier, the worldwide decrease in snow cover already may have dramatic impacts on animals that change coat colors with the seasons. An international scientific team led by University of Montana Professor L. Scott Mills has set out to discover whether adaptive evolution can rescue these animals in the face of rapidly changing climate.
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New mutation linked to ovarian cancer can be passed down through dadA newly identified mutation, passed down through the X-chromosome, is linked to earlier onset of ovarian cancer in women and prostate cancer in father and sons. Kunle Odunsi, Kevin H. Eng and colleagues at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, N.Y., report these findings Feb. 15, 2018, in PLOS Genetics.
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Australian fire beetle avoids the heat: Its infrared organs warn the insect of hot surfacesThe Australian jewel beetle Merimna atrata has several heat sensors. Originally it was thought that it uses them to detect forest fires as the insect lays its eggs in the wood of burned eucalyptus trees. Researchers were finally able to refute this hypothesis. Instead, the beetle appears to need its heat sensors for a different purpose: to not burn its feet on landing.
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Asthma medication linked to infertility in womenWomen with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to international research.
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Did humans domesticate themselves?Human ‘self-domestication’ is a hypothesis that states that among the driving forces of human evolution, humans selected their companions depending on who had a more pro-social behavior. Researchers have found new genetic evidence for this evolutionary process.
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Male and female brain rhythms show differencesThe electric brain signals, measured by using EEG, of males and females show differences. The difference can't be detected by visual inspection, not even by the trained eye of a neurologist. A 'deep learning' computer is able to find it.
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Not being aware of memory problems predicts onset of Alzheimer's diseaseDoctors who work with individuals at risk of developing dementia have long suspected that patients who do not realize they experience memory problems are at greater risk of seeing their condition worsen in a short time frame, a suspicion that now has been confirmed.
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Short kids may have higher future stroke riskBeing a short kid is associated with increased risk of having a stroke in adulthood, according to new research.
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Maximizing the environmental benefits of autonomous vehiclesThe added weight, electricity demand and aerodynamic drag of the sensors and computers used in autonomous vehicles are significant contributors to their lifetime energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study.
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Geophysicists and atmospheric scientists partner to track typhoons' seismic footprintsClimatologists are often asked, "Is climate change making hurricanes stronger?" but they can't give a definitive answer because the global hurricane record only goes back to the dawn of the satellite era. But now, an intersection of disciplines—seismology, atmospheric sciences, and oceanography—offers an untapped data source: the continuous seismic record, which dates back to the early 20th centur
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Hubble sees Neptune's mysterious shrinking stormThree billion miles away on the farthest known major planet in our solar system, an ominous, dark storm - once big enough to stretch across the Atlantic Ocean from Boston to Portugal - is shrinking out of existence as seen in pictures of Neptune taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
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World's most venomous spiders are actually cousinsTwo lineages of dangerous arachnids found in Australia -- long classified as distantly related in the official taxonomy -- are, in fact, relatively close evolutionary cousins. The lineages include the most venomous spiders in the world. The findings could help in the development of novel antivenoms, as well as point to new forms of insecticides.
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New hole-punched crystal clears a path for quantum lightOptical highways for light are at the heart of modern communications. But when it comes to guiding individual blips of light called photons, reliable transit is far less common. Now, researchers have created a photonic chip that both generates single photons, and steers them around.
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Hubble sees Neptune's mysterious shrinking stormThree billion miles away on the farthest known major planet in our solar system, an ominous, dark storm -- once big enough to stretch across the Atlantic Ocean from Boston to Portugal -- is shrinking out of existence as seen in pictures of Neptune taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
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Geophysicists and atmospheric scientists partner to track typhoons' seismic footprintsA remarkable collaboration between atmospheric science and geophysics could change the way we think about storms and seismicity, and could lead to an answer to the often-asked 'Are hurricanes getting stronger?' The team has identified the seismic footprint of typhoons and hurricanes, which allows climate scientists to add decades to their dataset of powerful storms.
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Induced pluripotent stem cells could serve as cancer vaccineInduced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, are a keystone of regenerative medicine. Outside the body, they can be coaxed to become many different types of cells and tissues that can help repair damage due to trauma or disease. Now, a study in mice suggests another use for iPS cells: training the immune system to attack or even prevent tumors.
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What predicts the quality of children's friendships? Study shows cognition, emotion together playChild development researchers wanted to look at what predicts the quality of children's friendships. The researchers measured a child's cognitions about negative but ambiguous peer events (attribution biases) and the child's tendency to experience and express strong emotions (emotional intensity).
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System draws power from daily temperature swingsA new device can draw power out of the daily cycle of temperature swings to power remote sensors or communications systems.
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I thought VR would make watching Olympic snowboarding awesome. Sadly, it sucked.Virtual-reality programming for the Winter Olympics shows there’s still a long way to go before the tech is ready for prime time.
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Study dispels notion social media displaces human contactEchoing concerns that grew with the World Wide Web itself a decade earlier, the rise of social media has stoked fears of "social displacement"—the alienation of people from friends and family in favor of Facebook and Twitter.
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Woburn Safari Park: Elephant Tarli survives deadly virusTarli, an endangered Asian elephant, has beaten the odds to overcome an Ebola-like virus.
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Blood-thinning drugs designed to cut stroke risk may actually increase itScientists call for caution in prescribing anticoagulants after some patients with other conditions found to suffer more strokes Blood-thinning drugs may increase rather than cut the risk of stroke in some people over 65 who have an irregular heartbeat and also chronic kidney disease, according to a new study. The researchers are calling on doctors to be more cautious in prescribing the drugs, ca
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Romantic relationships buffer gay and lesbian youth from emotional distressLesbian and gay youth showed significantly less psychological distress and were buffered against the negative effects of bullying and victimization when they were in a relationship than when they were not, reports a new study.The finding is particularly important because prior research has not found a protective effect like this for support from parents and friends.
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Geophysicists and atmospheric scientists partner to track typhoons' seismic footprintsA remarkable collaboration between atmospheric science and geophysics could change the way we think about storms and seismicity, and could lead to an answer to the often-asked 'Are hurricanes getting stronger?' Princeton University's Lucia Gualtieri and Salvatore Pascale led an international team that has identified the seismic footprint of typhoons and hurricanes, which allows climate scientists
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Hubble sees Neptune's mysterious shrinking stormThree billion miles away on the farthest known major planet in our solar system, an ominous, dark storm - once big enough to stretch across the Atlantic Ocean from Boston to Portugal - is shrinking out of existence as seen in pictures of Neptune taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
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New hole-punched crystal clears a path for quantum lightOptical highways for light are at the heart of modern communications. But when it comes to guiding individual blips of light called photons, reliable transit is far less common. Now, a collaboration of researchers from the University of Maryland has created a photonic chip that both generates single photons, and steers them around.
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World's most venomous spiders are actually cousinsTwo lineages of dangerous arachnids found in Australia--long classified as distantly related in the official taxonomy--are, in fact, relatively close evolutionary cousins. The lineages include the most venomous spiders in the world. The findings could help in the development of novel antivenoms, as well as point to new forms of insecticides.
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Probe speeds detection of deep lung infections in patientsA medical imaging technology under development has enabled doctors to see bacteria deep inside patients' lungs for the first time. Fast diagnosis would enable critically ill patients to be given the right medicine quickly and could avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics.
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In 16 years, Borneo lost more than 100,000 orangutansOver a 16-year period, about half of the orangutans living on the island of Borneo were lost as a result of changes in land cover. That's according to estimates showing that more than 100,000 of the island's orangutans disappeared between 1999 and 2015.
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Hunting is changing forests, but not as expectedIn many tropical forests, over-hunting is diminishing the populations of animals who are vital for dispersing the seeds of woody plants. Those same plants are vital for carbon storage and previous theoretical modeling studies predicted dire consequences to defaunation, this research suggests otherwise. Instead the data shows the effects on the ecosystem are less straightforward and less immediatel
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Alzheimer's drug repairs brain damage after alcohol binges in rodentsA drug used to slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease could offer clues on how drugs might one day be able to reverse brain changes that affect learning and memory in teens and young adults who binge drink.
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Study dispels notion social media displaces human contactEchoing concerns that grew with the World Wide Web itself a decade earlier, the rise of social media has stoked fears of 'social displacement' -- the alienation of people from friends and family in favor of Facebook and Twitter. A new study goes a fair distance toward debunking that notion.
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What to Give Up for Lent? Smoking? Cursing? How About Plastic?The Church of England has issued a “Plastic Lent Challenge,” with six weeks’ worth of ideas for plastic objects to avoid, from wet wipes to toothbrushes.
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Fossil footprints may put lizards on two feet 110 million years agoFossilized footprints found in South Korea could be the earliest evidence of two-legged running in lizards.
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People are slaughtering orangutans and wiping them outThe population of Bornean orangutans fell by almost half in just 16 years, and it was not a sad by-product of deforestation: many apes were killed deliberately
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CRISPR has fixed the genetic cause of a learning disabilityCRISPR gene editing has been used to alleviate the genetic disorder fragile X syndrome, but the technique has only been tried in cells in a dish so far
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Stem cells zapped with radiation can protect mice from cancerInjections of killed stem cells, designed to help the immune system recognise cancers, have been found to protect mice from developing tumours
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Bats’ hairy tongues are perfectly adapted for lapping up nectarIf you're a greedy bat, it helps to have a hairy tongue. The hairs will ensure that you can slurp as much nectar as possible from flowers into your mouth
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Surgical instruments may spread Alzheimer’s proteinsAmyloid protein, which is linked to Alzheimer’s disease, may be spread via surgical implements, but there isn’t evidence yet that this can transmit the disease
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Virtual reality walking stick tutors blind people to cross roadsMicrosoft's “canetroller” offers vibrating feedback in a virtual environment, letting people who are blind experience digital simulations of risky scenarios
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Scientists have developed a lung probe that finds infectionsThe probe provides access deep inside a patient’s lung, which means doctors will be able to diagnose lung conditions much quicker and more accurately.
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The next level of driverless cars: how to solve the problem of humans falling asleepNext wave of development will see drivers only expected to intervene when the car requests it, say researchers Driving down the motorway in a swanky semi-autonomous car, the vehicle is at its own wheel, humming along smoothly. But coming off a slip road it is over to you. The only trouble is, you’ve fallen asleep. The goal of a completely driverless car is considered top of a six-level scale of a
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Can Security Measures Really Stop School Shootings?Researchers argue that an educational approach would work better than “target hardening” -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Young Kids Are Getting The Best Protection From Current Flu VaccineOverall, this season's vaccine is about 36 percent effective in blunting or preventing flu, health officials say. That's better than earlier predictions, and good enough to prevent flu in thousands. (Image credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Want to 3-D-print your next office? Here’s the formula.
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A Gold Medalist With No ArmsBeatrice Vio cultivated a passion for fencing when she was five years old. At 11, she contracted severe meningitis. In the hospital, the doctors gave her an unimaginable choice: Keep her limbs and risk death, or amputate all four to ensure survival. She chose life. Now, Vio is a Paralympic champion and the only fencer in the world who competes without arms or legs. “My strength lies in not thinki
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McDonald's changes its Happy Meal. Here's why my kids still won't get them.600 calories or less for each Happy Meal? Well, it's a start. Read More
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Suomi NPP satellite tracking Tropical Cyclone GitaTropical Cyclone Gita remained a powerful hurricane in the Southern Pacific Ocean when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and captured a visible image of the storm.
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For tropical forest birds, old neighborhoods matterOld, complex tropical forests support a wider diversity of birds than second-growth forests and have irreplaceable value for conservation, according to an Oregon State University-led exhaustive analysis of bird diversity in the mountains of southern Costa Rica.
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Ruling Out 'Sonic Attack,' Docs Still Mystified by Brain Damage in US Staff in CubaA new report on a group of U.S. embassy workers in Cuba experiencing unexplained concussion symptoms after hearing weird noises only deepens the mystery of the case.
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Hunting is changing forests, but not as expectedWhen it comes to spreading their seeds, many trees in the rainforest rely on animals, clinging to their fur or hitching a ride within their digestive tract. As the seeds are spread around, the plants' prospects for survival and germination are increased.
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Australian fire beetle avoids the heatThe Australian jewel beetle Merimna atrata has several heat sensors. Originally it was thought that it uses them to detect forest fires as the insect lays its eggs in the wood of burned eucalyptus trees. Researchers at the University of Bonn were finally able to refute this hypothesis. Instead, the beetle appears to need its heat sensors for a different purpose: to not burn its feet on landing. Th
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What predicts the quality of children's friendships? Study shows cognition, emotion together playChild development researchers at U of I wanted to look at what predicts the quality of children's friendships. In a recent study published in the journal Child Development, the researchers measured a child's cognitions about negative but ambiguous peer events (attribution biases) and the child's tendency to experience and express strong emotions (emotional intensity).
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System draws power from daily temperature swingsA new device from MIT can draw power out of the daily cycle of temperature swings to power remote sensors or communications systems.
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Scientists unearth secrets of Sir Alexander Fleming's medical breakthroughsA century after Sir Alexander Fleming made two of the most important medical breakthroughs, scientists have unlocked the secret of how his discoveries may contribute to recurrent patient infections.
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Hurricanes Irma and Maria temporarily altered choruses of land and sea animalsAudio recordings of Hurricanes Irma and Maria's passage over Puerto Rico document how the calls of coastal critters changed in response to the deadly storms. The hurricanes caused a major disruption in the acoustic activity of snapping shrimp, a reduction in insect and bird sounds, and potentially an intensification of fish choruses, according to new research presented at the Ocean Sciences Meetin
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Stem Cell Vaccine Protects Mice From CancerStem cells and cancer cells have enough molecular similarities that the former can be used to trigger immunity against the latter.
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UK fracking industry would need strict controls to minimise spill riskStrict controls would be "a necessity" to minimise the risk of spills and leaks from any future UK shale gas industry, according to new research.
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NASA's Aqua satellite finds a wispy Tropical Depression SanbaNASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Sulu Sea as Tropical Depression Sanba continued to weaken.
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Study dispels notion social media displaces human contactEchoing concerns that grew with the World Wide Web itself a decade earlier, the rise of social media has stoked fears of 'social displacement' -- the alienation of people from friends and family in favor of Facebook and Twitter.A new study co-authored by a University of Kansas professor goes a fair distance toward debunking that notion.
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Scientists unearth secrets of Sir Alexander Fleming's medical breakthroughsA century after Sir Alexander Fleming made two of the most important medical breakthroughs, scientists have unlocked the secret of how his discoveries may contribute to recurrent patient infections.
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Working in harmony: New insights into how packages of DNA orchestrate developmentNew research from Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah illuminates aspects of how an early embryo, the product of fertilization of a female egg cell by a male sperm cell, can give rise to all the many cell types of the adult animal.
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Birds and primates share brain cell types linked to intelligenceIn a new study scientists from UChicago show that some neurons in bird brains form the same kind of circuitry and have the same molecular signature as cells that enable connectivity between different areas of the mammalian neocortex. The researchers found that alligators share these cell types as well, suggesting that while mammal, bird and reptile brains have very different anatomical structures,
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New CRISPR-Cas9 tool edits both RNA and DNA precisely, U-M team reportsA tool that has already revolutionized disease research may soon get even better, thanks to an accidental discovery in the bacteria that cause many of the worst cases of meningitis.
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New UMass Amherst, Stanford Research identifies plant cell wall sensing mechanismHow cells sense their physical state and compensate for cell wall damage is poorly understood, say authors led by Alice Cheung at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and collaborator José Dinneny from the Carnegie Institute for Science and Stanford University. But their new analysis of plants exposed to salt stress offers the first experimental evidence and molecular mechanisms showing how FER
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Dramatic decline of Bornean orangutansNearly 50 years of conservation efforts have been unable to prevent orangutan numbers on Borneo from plummeting. The latest data published by a team from 38 international institutions, led by researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and Liverpool John Moores University in Great Britain,
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Scientists discover the secrets behind the cuttlefish's 3-D 'invisibility cloak'An international team of scientists has identified the neural circuits that enable cuttlefish to change their appearance in just the blink to eye -- and discovered that this is similar to the neural circuit that controls iridescence in squids.
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Study of smoking and genetics illuminates complexities of blood pressureAnalyzing the genetics and smoking habits of more than half a million people has shed new light on the complexities of controlling blood pressure, according to a study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
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Induced pluripotent stem cells could serve as cancer vaccine, Stanford researchers sayInduced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, are a keystone of regenerative medicine. Outside the body, they can be coaxed to become many different types of cells and tissues that can help repair damage due to trauma or disease. Now, a study in mice from the Stanford University School of Medicine suggests another use for iPS cells: training the immune system to attack or even prevent tumors.
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The neuroscience of cuttlefish camouflageUnlike squid, bottom-dwelling cuttlefish may be able to put one key aspect of their camouflage on autopilot. Marine Biological Laboratory and University of Cambridge researchers report that these cephalopods can lock in the 3-D textured shape of their dynamic skin for over an hour without nervous system input. This physiology is thought to help cuttlefish save energy as they camouflage from predat
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How the cuttlefish spikes out its skin: Neurological study reveals surprising controlWouldn't it be useful to suddenly erect 3-D spikes out of your skin, hold them for an hour, then even faster retract them and swim away? Octopus and cuttlefish can do this as a camouflage tactic. A new study clarifies the neural and muscular mechanisms that underlie this extraordinary defense tactic, conducted by scientists from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole, and the Universit
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In 16 years, Borneo lost more than 100,000 orangutansOver a 16-year period, about half of the orangutans living on the island of Borneo were lost as a result of changes in land cover. That's according to estimates reported in Current Biology on Feb. 15 showing that more than 100,000 of the island's orangutans disappeared between 1999 and 2015.
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Stem cell vaccine immunizes lab mice against multiple cancersStanford University researchers report that injecting mice with inactivated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) launched a strong immune response against breast, lung, and skin cancers. The vaccine also prevented relapses in animals that had tumors removed. The work appears in the journal Cell Stem Cell on Feb. 15.
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Why Can't the U.S. Treat Gun Violence as a Public-Health Problem?After a deadly shooting, the debate always, it seems, breaks down like this: One side argues for gun control, and the other argues there is no research proving those measures work. There is, in fact, little research into gun violence at all —especially compared to other causes of death in the United States. The modern origins of the impasse can be traced to 1996, when Congress passed an amendment
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Trilobites: Borneo Lost More Than 100,000 Orangutans From 1999 to 2015Deforestation on the island has harmed the primates, but a study found they also disappeared from more intact forests, suggesting people may be killing them.
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Borneo Has Lost 100,000 Orangutans Since 1999That's more than the number of the critically endangered species remaining. The orangutans have been hit hard by deforestation and hunting. The animals are native to the island. (Image credit: Bay Ismoyo /AFP/Getty Images)
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There’s one way to stop school shootings without taking away anyone’s gunsOne achievable solution can stop the epidemic of school shootings in the United States without restricting the guns of law-abiding citizens. Read More
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Trilobites: Nearly 150,000 Orangutans Vanished Over 16 YearsDeforestation on Borneo has harmed the primates, but a study found they also disappeared from more intact forests, suggesting people may be killing them.
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Trilobites: The Cuttlefish, a Master of Camouflage, Reveals a New TrickThese relatives of the octopus and squid save energy by effortlessly extending structures under their skin that help them hide.
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Is China's space laser for real?Eastern Arsenal It's not a Death Star super laser. It's a space broom. China's space laser is for nudging away pieces of space junk, which is increasingly a problem for anyone in orbit.
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Scientists discover the secrets behind the cuttlefish's 3-D 'invisibility cloak'An international team of scientists has identified the neural circuits that enable cuttlefish to change their appearance in just the blink to eye - and discovered that this is similar to the neural circuit that controls iridescence in squids.
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In 16 years, Borneo lost more than 100,000 orangutansOver a 16-year period, about half of the orangutans living on the island of Borneo were lost as a result of changes in land cover. That's according to estimates reported in Current Biology on February 15 showing that more than 100,000 of the island's orangutans disappeared between 1999 and 2015.
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New research identifies plant cell wall sensing mechanismAn international collaboration of plant researchers this week reports yet another newly discovered role for the versatile receptor kinase, FERONIA, in the model plant Arabidopsis. The researchers say it acts as a sensor in the plant cell wall to help maintain its integrity and protect the plant from environmental assaults.
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New CRISPR-Cas9 tool edits both RNA and DNA preciselyA tool that has already revolutionized disease research may soon get even better, thanks to an accidental discovery in the bacteria that cause many of the worst cases of meningitis.
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Birds and primates share brain cell types linked to intelligenceNeuronal cell types in the brains of birds linked to goal-directed behaviors and cognition are similar to cells in the mammalian neocortex, the large, layered structure on the outer surface of the brain where most higher-order processing takes place.
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Working in harmony: New insights into how packages of DNA orchestrate developmentNew research from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) illuminates aspects of how an early embryo, the product of fertilization of a female egg cell by a male sperm cell, can give rise to all the many cell types of the adult animal. Researchers demonstrated that the hundreds of genes important for controlling embryonic development are all packaged in a unique manner i
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Affordable Care Act lowered uninsured rate for cancer survivorsThe percentage of cancer survivors without health insurance decreased substantially after implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), reports a study in the March issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.
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In Borneo, hunting emerges as a key threat to endangered orangutansOnly small numbers of Bornean orangutans will survive coming decades, researchers say.
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Chinese farmers are using AI to keep tabs on their pigs
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Reducing peanut allergy risks in children -- The Nurse Practitioner presents updateNew prevention and treatment approaches can reduce serious health risks due to peanut allergy in children, according to an article in the March issue of The Nurse Practitioner, published by Wolters Kluwer.
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Alzheimer's drug repairs brain damage after alcohol binges in rodentsA drug used to slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease could offer clues on how drugs might one day be able to reverse brain changes that affect learning and memory in teens and young adults who binge drink.
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NASA's Aqua satellite finds a wispy Tropical Depression SanbaNASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Sulu Sea as Tropical Depression Sanba continued to weaken.
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Researchers find existing drug effective at preventing onset of type 1 diabetesA drug commonly used to control high blood pressure may also help prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes in up to 60 percent of those at risk for the disease, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Florida in Gainesville.
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New research highlights how cancer cells repair themselves following proton beam therapyCollaborative research conducted in Liverpool and Oxford, published in The Red Journal, identifies the specific cellular process that helps cancer cells damaged as a result of proton beam therapy, repair themselves.
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Hunting is changing forests, but not as expectedIn many tropical forests, over-hunting is diminishing the populations of animals who are vital for dispersing the seeds of woody plants. Those same plants are vital for carbon storage and previous theoretical modeling studies predicted dire consequences to defaunation, this research suggests otherwise. Instead the data shows the effects on the ecosystem are less straightforward and less immediatel
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Facebook's Onavo Protect VPN Offers Less Privacy Protection Than Other AppsThe "Protect" menu item in Facebook's mobile apps refers users to the company's Onavo Protect VPN, but the tool falls short of basic privacy standards.
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Fast-acting, readily available gas may mitigate blast-induced brain injuryThe inert gas has been used for the first time to try and reduce the impact of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) caused by blasts such as those in conflict zones and terror attacks.
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Key to predicting climate change could be blowing in the windDust that blew into the North Pacific Ocean could help explain why the Earth's climate cooled 2.7 million years ago, according to a new study.
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Clean plates much more common when we eat at homeWhen people eat at home, there's typically not much left on their plates - and that means there's likely less going to landfills, according to new research.
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Sweet vs Spicy: Spicy Wins!It was a battle of the taste buds, but in the end team spicy had that extra kick the brought them over the finish line. Thanks to all who participated! Leaderboard:
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Principals give teachers better feedback after this trainingAfter completing training with the Network for Educator Effectiveness, principals improved their accuracy in evaluations of teachers, according to a new study. In addition to creating greater accuracy, the training also encouraged discussion among principals and teachers about measurable goals. “The training helps everyone in a school get on the same page about effective teaching.” More than 90 p
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NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite tracking Tropical Cyclone GitaTropical Cyclone Gita remained a powerful hurricane in the Southern Pacific Ocean when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and captured a visible image of the storm.
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Hurricanes Irma and Maria temporarily altered choruses of land and sea animalsAudio recordings of Hurricanes Irma and Maria's passage over Puerto Rico document how the calls of coastal critters changed in response to the deadly storms. The hurricanes caused a major disruption in the acoustic activity of snapping shrimp, a reduction in insect and bird sounds, and potentially an intensification of fish choruses, according to new research presented at the Ocean Sciences Meetin
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'Living bandages': NUST MISIS scientists develop biocompatible anti-burn nanofibersA group of NUST MISIS's young scientists, for the very first time in Russia, has presented a new therapeutic material based on nanofibers made of polycaprolactone modified with a thin-film antibacterial composition and plasma components of human blood. Biodegradable bandages made from these fibers will accelerate the growth of tissue cells twice as quickly, contributing to the normal regeneration
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Asthma medication linked to infertility in womenWomen with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to international research led by the University of Adelaide.
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First comparison of common breast cancer tests finds varied accuracy of predictionsCommercially available prognostic breast cancer tests show significant variation in their abilities to predict disease recurrence, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London of nearly 800 postmenopausal women.
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What Your Genes Do After Death Can Help Detectives Solve CrimesYour genetic code: the ultimate murder witness.
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Laser scanning reveals 'lost' ancient Mexican city had as many buildings as ManhattanGroundbreaking lidar scanning reveals the true scale of Angamuco, built by the Purépecha from about 900AD Archaeology might evoke thoughts of intrepid explorers and painstaking digging, but in fact researchers say it is a high-tech laser mapping technique that is rewriting the textbooks at an unprecedented rate. The approach, known as light detection and ranging scanning (lidar) involves directin
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Fashion that celebrates African strength and spirit | Walé OyéjidéBlack Panther Marvel"To be African is to be inspired by culture and to be filled with undying hope for the future," says designer and TED Fellow Walé Oyéjidé. With his label Ikiré Jones (you'll see their work in Marvel's "Black Panther"), he uses classic design to showcase the elegance and grace of often-marginalized groups, in beautifully cut clothing that tells a story.
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UK fracking industry would need strict controls to minimise spill riskStrict controls would be 'a necessity' to minimise the risk of spills and leaks from any future UK shale gas industry, according to new research.
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Infection outbreaks at hospitals could be reduced by copper-coated uniformsDoctors, nurses and healthcare professionals could soon be wearing uniforms brushed with tiny copper nanoparticles to reduce the spread of bacterial infections and viruses, such as Escherichia coli (E. coli), at hospitals.
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Not being aware of memory problems predicts onset of Alzheimer's diseaseDoctors who work with individuals at risk of developing dementia have long suspected that patients who do not realize they experience memory problems are at greater risk of seeing their condition worsen in a short time frame, a suspicion that now has been confirmed by a team of McGill University clinician scientists.
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The Atlantic
The Spirit of The Silence of the Lambs Lives OnAs The Silence of the Lambs opens, Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) is jogging through the woods at the FBI’s training academy at Quantico when she’s told to report immediately to her superior Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn). As she runs back, she passes a series of signs nailed to a tree: HURT, AGONY, PAIN, LOVE IT, PRIDE. Back in the building, she walks into an elevator and is instantly surrounded b
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The President's Power to Hide Secret Details About the Russia InvestigationPresident Trump has been receiving classified information about the Russia investigation from the House Intelligence Committee as he reviews and declassifies evidence being used in a probe that could implicate him and his campaign team, raising concerns about a potential conflict of interest. In their attempts to either chide or defend the Justice Department’s handling of the investigation, the H
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The Atlantic
Putin Is Playing a Dangerous Game in SyriaLast weekend in the Middle East, a new wave of chaos swept across the border between Israel and Syria. On Saturday, Iranian forces flew a drone into Israel’s airspace. In retaliation, Tel Aviv attacked the air base near Palmyra from which it had been launched. When Syria’s anti-air systems sought to protect the Iranians, downing one Israeli F-16, they were mauled . Russia, which intervened in the
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Trilobites: Ancient Artists Carved Camels in Saudi Desert’s StoneThe unique, life-size relief sculptures of humped creatures and other beasts of burden are about 2,000 years old, but little is known about their origins.
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What Millions of Years Look Like in One Photo (Well, Not Exactly)A photo of Dún Briste - a layered, chunky tower of rock rising off the western coast of Ireland -skyrocketed to the top of Reddit last week.
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Michio Kaku believes in God, if not that GodIt’s been said that string theory physicist Michio Kaku believes in God, but the truth is it depends on what “God” means. Read More
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Here's Another Reason You May Gain Back Weight After DietingSuccessful weight loss could be hampered by chemical compounds lurking in everyday products in your house, a new study finds.
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The CRISPR Journal inaugural issue published, with content from Rodolphe Barrangou, et alThe CRISPR Journal, a groundbreaking new peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, announces the publication of its inaugural issue.
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MSU scientists discovered a new way for sensing the levels of an important amino acidA team from the Faculty of Chemistry of MSU together with its colleagues suggested a new method for determining the levels of cysteine -- a substance used in many chemical drugs -- with the help of gold nanoparticles. Unlike current methods, this one does not require complex reactions or expensive equipment. An article with the results of the study was published in Sensors and Actuators B journal.
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Gene taxi with turbo driveScientists at the German Primate Center improve DNA transfer in gene therapy.
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Researchers find adult endothelial stem cells that can make fully functional blood vesselsStem cells are increasingly used to treat disorders caused by defective tissues. The repair of blood vessels by vascular endothelial stem cells (VESCs) is an attractive therapeutic option, but the existence of this type of stem cell has not been conclusively shown. Researchers identified a VESC that can regenerate blood vessels and treat a rare bleeding disorder. These VESCs have the potential to
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Top oil spill expert available to discuss new oil spill dispersant researchInternationally recognized oil spill expert, Nancy Kinner, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of New Hampshire is available to discuss new post-Deepwater Horizon (DWH) dispersant research and its use in future oil spill responses.
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For tropical forest birds, old neighborhoods matterOld, complex tropical forests support a wider diversity of birds than second-growth forests and have irreplaceable value for conservation, according to an Oregon State University-led exhaustive analysis of bird diversity in the mountains of southern Costa Rica.
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Efforts are needed to help pregnant women with diabetesResearchers who analyzed data from the UK's National Pregnancy in Diabetes Audit found concerning shortcomings in pregnancy preparation and prenatal care for women with diabetes. In addition, significant clinic-to-clinic variation across the England and Wales suggests opportunities for improvement.
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DTU-forsker finder næsten 100 nye exoplaneterAndrew Mayo fra DTU Space har bekræftet fund af 95 jordlignende planeter uden for vores solsystem. Særligt en planet om en meget klar stjerne fascinerede ham.
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The UK says Russia was behind the huge NotPetya ransomware attack
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Four legs good, two better: study tracks lizard bipedalismMexico's Jesus lizard got its name from an unusual ability to run over water on its hind legs, its body semi-erect and its front limbs dangling in the air.
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Researchers report a link between earthquakes and currency jumpsMathematicians at the Higher School of Economics have successfully demonstrated the use of a Japanese model which detects seismic activity in predicting currency risks. The research results have been published in an article titled "Hawkes Processes for Forecasting Currency Crashes: Evidence from Russia."
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Fingerprints of quantum entanglementQuantum entanglement is a key feature of quantum computing. Yet, how can researchers verify that a quantum computer actually incorporates large-scale entanglement? Conventional methods require a large number of repeated measurements, presenting research difficulties. Aleksandra Dimić from the University of Belgrade and Borivoje Dakić from the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Vien
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University of Pennsylvania researchers conduct comprehensive evaluation of patients with concussion-like symptoms following reports of audible phenomena in CubaA comprehensive evaluation by clinical researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania identified a neurological syndrome that left US government personnel serving in Havana, Cuba with persistent memory and thinking dysfunction, as well as vision and balance problems after hearing unusual noises in their homes or hotel rooms. The team published their findings in JA
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How does it compare?: Hospice care at home, at assisted living facility, at nursing homeA new study from Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute compares quality of hospice services provided for patients living at home, in assisted living facility and in nursing homes as perceived by family members. Findings, which reveal subtle but significant differences in perceived quality have potential to help influence priorities for improvement of quality, p
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Mining for gold in a mountain of dataA team from the Industrial and Systems Engineering department at Lehigh University gathered with their colleagues at the KAUST Research Workshop on Optimization and Big Data in February to discuss the latest developments in big data optimization algorithms, theory, applications and systems.
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Kepler scientists discover almost 100 new exoplanetsBased on data from NASA's K2 mission an international team of scientists have just confirmed nearly 100 new exoplanets, planets located outside our solar system. This brings the total number of new exoplanets found with the K2 mission up to almost 300. The new results are to be published in the Astronomical Journal.
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Just 1 degree changes our risk of severe weatherCurrent commitments won’t meet the Paris Agreement’s aspirational goals of limiting temperature—and that could make the world a degree warmer and considerably more prone to extreme weather. The difference between this UN goal and the actual country commitments is a mere 1 C, which may seem negligible. But a new study in Science Advances finds that even that 1-degree difference could increase the
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Popular Science
What if hibernating animals formed an orchestra and performed a symphony about their winter’s sleep?Animals Well, they did—sort of. This is the story of how animals hibernate in winter. Each character in the tale will be represented by a different instrument of the orchestra. For instance, the wood…
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Facebook, Twitter not fully complying with consumer rules: EU (Update)The European Commission said Thursday that US social media giants have made an effort to comply with EU consumer protection rules, but that Facebook and Twitter have not made all the required changes.
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The phenomenon of polymorphism in the atomic structure of the methylprednisolone aceponateScientists at Lobachevsky University (UNN) in Nizhny Novgorod are studying physico-chemical properties of steroid hormone crystals. Steroid hormones are a group of physiologically active substances that regulate the processes of vital activity in animals and humans. These include, for example, sex hormones and corticosteroids. In particular, corticosteroids are a subclass of steroid hormones that
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A Scientific Search For A Ghost (Particle)Scientists put a lot of effort into uncovering the history of these tiny bits of matter, in the hopes that it will tell us something about the universe, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser. (Image credit: Space Telescope Science Institute/NASA, ESA and Y.-H. Chu (Academia Sinica, Taipei))
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Gå ikke i panik: Lille risiko for, at Rum-Tesla kan ramme JordenOm millioner af år vender Starman måske tilbage til Jorden, viser nye beregninger af den SpaceX-opsendte elbils bane. Men bare rolig - det er helt ufarligt.
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Tool could forecast flu outbreaks weeks in advanceA new tool could help forecast an influenza pandemic or outbreak of disease in the event of a bioterrorist attack, researchers report. EpiFX, which researchers at the University of Melbourne and the Defence Science Technology Group developed, is already predicting the start and extent of the Australian winter influenza season, sometimes up to weeks in advance. In the event of a pandemic, it can a
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Will there be controversy at this year's Oscars?The Oscars has produced a number of controversial speeches in the past. This year will likely not divert from that path. Read More
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Don't Cliff Jump Like a Dummy—Use PhysicsYou can measure the height of a drop with just a rock, a phone, and the gravitational force.
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Key to predicting climate change could be blowing in the wind, researchers findDust that blew into the North Pacific Ocean could help explain why the Earth's climate cooled 2.7 million years ago, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances.
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Kepler scientists discover almost 100 new exoplanetsBased on data from NASA's K2 mission, an international team of scientists has confirmed nearly 100 new exoplanets. This brings the total number of new exoplanets found with the K2 mission up to almost 300.
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Catching up to brain cancerUniversity of Delaware researchers have produced a new and freely available computer program that predicts cancer cell motion and spread with high accuracy. This new system gives researchers a faster way of examining rapidly spreading glioblastoma tumors -- an aggressive and devastating form of brain cancer -- and a new way of predicting the likely impact different treatments might have.
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Key to predicting climate change could be blowing in the wind, researchers findDust that blew into the North Pacific Ocean could help explain why the Earth's climate cooled 2.7 million years ago, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances.
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Fast-acting, readily available gas may mitigate blast-induced brain injuryThe inert gas has been used for the first time to try and reduce the impact of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) caused by blasts such as those in conflict zones and terror attacks.
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Self-sampling identifies twice as many women at risk of cervical cancerUsing self-sampling followed by HPV testing, more than twice as many women at risk of developing cervical cancer could be identified and offered preventive treatment. This is shown by researchers at Uppsala University in the first randomised study in the world comparing two ways of identifying cervical cancer, published today in the British Journal of Cancer.
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Researchers have found a link between earthquakes and currency jumpsMathematicians at the Higher School of Economics have successfully demonstrated the use of a Japanese model which detects seismic activity in predicting currency risks. The research results have been published in an article entitled Hawkes Processes for Forecasting Currency Crashes: Evidence from Russia.
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CRISPR-Cas9 may be a double-edged sword for bacteriaA team of researchers with the Catholic University of America has found evidence that suggests a defense mechanism used by bacteria to ward off phage attacks might also be benefiting the phages. In their paper published on the open access site Science Advances, the group describes testing the impact of CRISPR-Cas9 on phages that infect Escherichia coli and what they found.
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Forest fires increasingly dominate Amazonian carbon emissions during droughtsCarbon emissions from the Brazilian Amazon are increasingly dominated by forest fires during extreme droughts rather than by emissions from fires directly associated with the deforestation process, according to a study in Nature Communications.
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24 hidden settings that can maximize your MacDIY We mean Mac-simize. This collection of lesser-known macOS settings will let you customize and enhance your computing experience on any Mac desktop or laptop.
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Fingerprints of quantum entanglementQuantum entanglement is a key feature of a quantum computer. Using conventional methods is hard since they require a large number of repeated measurements. Aleksandra Dimi? from the University of Belgrade and Borivoje Daki? from the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the University of Vienna have developed a novel method where in many cases even a single experimental run suffices to prove the presen
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Female hormones may be linked to asthma, study suggestsFluctuations in female sex hormones could play a role in the development of allergies and asthma, a major review of evidence suggests.
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World's most venomous spiders are actually cousinsTwo groups of highly venomous spiders might be seeing more of each other at family reunions. A new study led by San Diego State University biologist Marshal Hedin has found that two lineages of dangerous arachnids found in Australia—long classified as distantly related in the official taxonomy—are, in fact, relatively close cousins. The findings could help in the development of novel antivenoms, a
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Ravaged by a poorly studied disease, cacao trees are dyingPicture this: It's Valentine's Day, and you head out to buy some pralines. Except you can't find any. No matter which store you visit, gummy bears and hard candy have taken the place on the shelves where the chocolate hearts used to be.
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Årtiets teknologiske slagsmål slutter forbavsende fredeligtUbers ophedede juridiske slagsmål med det Google-ejede startup Waymo om udviklingen af lidarer og 9,7 gigabyte filer med forretningshemmeligheder ender overraskende med et forlig.
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Læger får fysiske skader af SundhedsplatformenEn ny undersøgelse fra Overlægeforeningen viser, at et større antal af overlæger i Region Hovedstaden ofte eller dagligt oplever at have smerter i muskler og led. Overlægeforeningen skyder skylden på Sundhedsplatformen og kræver, at der bliver gjort noget.
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