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Lab-grown human cerebellar cells yield clues to autismIncreasing evidence has linked autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with dysfunction of the brain's cerebellum, but the details have been unclear. In a new study, researchers at Boston Children's Hospital used stem cell technology to create cerebellar cells known as Purkinje cells from patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a genetic syndrome that often includes ASD-like features.
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New research: Increased stress on fathers leads to brain development changes in offspringNew research in mice has found that a father's stress affects the brain development of his offspring. This stress changes the father's sperm, which can then alter the brain development of the child. This new research provides a much better understanding of the key role that fathers play in the brain development of offspring.
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UCI cracks code to restoring memory creation in older or damaged brainsAging or impaired brains can once again form lasting memories if an enzyme that applies the brakes too hard on a key gene is lifted, according to University of California, Irvine neurobiologists.
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Stress in fathers may alter sperm and affect behaviour in offspringResearch shows male mice exposed to a mildly stressful event produced sperm richer in certain types of molecules called microRNAs Stressed fathers may end up with changes to their sperm that could affect behaviour in their offspring, research in mice has shown. Previous work by the team found that male mice who were exposed to a mildly stressful event, such as being restrained, produced sperm tha
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Americans used to eat pigeon all the time—and it could be making a comebackAnimals It’s reviled by city slickers, but revered by chefs. How the pigeon went from a regular meal to a reviled bird to a foodie's dream.
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A Week Around the World With The AtlanticWhat We’re Writing A turning point in Syria: The number of actors fighting over the future of Syria—including the U.S., Russia, Iran, Israel, the Kurds, and Turkey—means the conflict has never been more international . The stakes are high as three more conflicts arise that have the potential to turn into something more dangerous. In fact, a recent flare-up in tensions between Iran and Israel in S
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What's Worse for Your Brain — Alcohol or Marijuana?For both teens and adults, alcohol appears more dangerous for the brain than marijuana is.
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Chinese research advances highlighted in special issue of Human Gene TherapyChina is helping to advance gene and cell therapy and genome editing research and clinical development by creating novel viral and nonviral vectors for gene delivery and innovative applications of CRISPR technology in a broad range of disease areas.
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'Liquid biopsy' can help predict outcomes in metastatic triple-negative breast cancerA clinically relevant 'liquid biopsy' test can be used to profile cancer genomes from blood and predict survival outcomes for patients with metastatic triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), according to new research published by a multi-institutional team of researchers with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Insti
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Bringing a hidden superconducting state to lightUsing high-intensity pulses of infrared light, scientists found evidence of superconductivity associated with charge 'stripes' in a material above the temperature at which it begins to transmit electricity without resistance--a finding that could help them design better high-temperature superconductors.
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Eyewire Winter Games 2018: The HuntSome sledding was made for the daredevils among us: for instance, the luge, where one or two people send themselves hurtling feet-first down an ice track on a tiny little sled, steering with their legs. The first recorded use of the term luge is 1905, from a Swiss-French word meaning “small coasting sled.” As for Eyewire’s luge track… oh no! Someone’s been through and caused a bit of mischief. Wh
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New research: Increased stress on fathers leads to brain development changes in offspringNew research in mice has found that a father's stress affects the brain development of his offspring. This stress changes the father's sperm, which can then alter the brain development of the child. This new research provides a much better understanding of the key role that fathers play in the brain development of offspring.
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The secret to great opportunities? The person you haven't met yet | Tanya MenonWe often find ourselves stuck in narrow social circles with similar people. What habits confine us, and how can we break them? Organizational psychologist Tanya Menon considers how we can be more intentional about expanding our social universes -- and how it can lead to new ideas and opportunities.
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To hear the beat, your brain may think about moving to itTo keep time to a song, the brain relies on a region used to plan movement — even when you’re not tapping along.
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Copycat: How Facebook Tried to Squash SnapchatIn an excerpt from a new book on Snapchat, Billy Gallagher explains how Facebook fought back against a tiny rival's challenge.
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Lab notes: So long Indiana Jones? Archaeology goes high-techJaws have dropped as new laser scanning techniques revealed an ancient Mexican city that archaeologists say may have had as many buildings as Manhattan. Groundbreaking lidar scanning is showing the true scale of Angamuco , which was built by the Purépecha from about 900AD. From that sublime news to the utterly ridiculous: experts are having to voice their concern about the rise of DIY faecal tran
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Muteret mad: To veje til mere kulørte gulerødderGulerødder producerer ekstra meget farve med hjælp fra både klassiske og nye forædlingsmetoder, men gensaksen Crispr gør danske forskeres arbejde nemmere og hurtigere.
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New drone-meets-helicopter incidents may spur tighter airspace rules
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Breast reconstruction patients often less satisfied than expected post surgeryMany breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy with or without immediate reconstruction mispredict future satisfaction with aspects of physical and sexual health post-surgery, according to a new study published by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC -- James).
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High levels of microplastics found in Northwest Atlantic fishA new study finds 73 percent of mesopelagic fish caught in the Northwest Atlantic had microplastics in their stomachs -- one of the highest levels globally. Typically living at depths of 200-1,000 meters, these fish could spread microplastic pollution throughout the marine ecosystem, by carrying microplastics from the surface down to deeper waters. They are also prey for fish eaten by humans, mean
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Disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle linked to technology failuresCould famous sinkings and disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle have been prevented by advanced contemporary technology? Read More
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Working in harmony: New insights into how packages of DNA orchestrate developmentNew research 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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Existing drug effective at preventing onset of type 1 diabetes in 60% of patientsA 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.
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For black women and uninsured, breast cancer linked to job lossResearch shows that African-American women and the uninsured are four times more likely to lose their jobs after a diagnosis of breast cancer, despite its high survival rates. Job loss following early-stage breast cancer diagnosis is associated with race and insurance status, but not with any clinical or treatment-related factors, the new study suggests. Further, African-American patients or thos
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Expanding Hepatitis C testing to all adults is cost-effective and improves outcomesAccording to a new study, screening all adults for hepatitis C (HCV) is a cost-effective way to improve clinical outcomes of HCV and identify more infected people compared to current recommendations. Using a simulation model, researchers from Boston Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Stanford University found that this expanded screening would increase life expectancy and qua
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Even without the clean power plan, US can achieve Paris Agreement emissions reductionsCarnegie Mellon University researchers have calculated that the US can meet -- or even beat -- the near-term carbon dioxide emission reductions required by the United Nations Paris Agreement, despite the Trump Administration's withdrawal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP).
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Dallas researchers study Texas' first federally endangered mussel speciesA team of Texas A&M AgriLife scientists led by Dr. Charles Randklev in Dallas works alongside collaborators to understand the ecology and taxonomy of Texas' first federally endangered mussel species.
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Drug that treats psoriasis also reduces aortic vascular inflammationAn antibody used to treat the skin disease psoriasis is also effective at reducing aortic inflammation, a key marker of future risk of major cardiovascular events.
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To gauge Lyme risk in forest, look for these signsWhen an invasive rose bush dominates urban parks, ticks there are twice as likely as in uninvaded forest fragments to carry the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, research shows. But outdoor enthusiasts can’t dodge disease just by staying away from thick stands of invasive plants within forest areas. The trend reverses itself at a broader scale, when you compare invaded forests to that mature tre
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Why do healthy children die from the flu? Study offers new insightsWith this year’s severe flu season, one statistic is especially chilling. Each year, around 50 percent of all children under 5 years old who die from the flu were previously healthy. Adults who die from the flu, on the other hand, typically had a medical condition that increased their risk of mortality. A new study offers new insights as to why healthy children are much more vulnerable. It also op
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Digital liver scanning technology could halve the number of liver biopsies needed in the NHSA study has revealed that a new scanning technology could almost halve the number of liver biopsies carried out on people with fatty liver disease.
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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.
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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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Loss of control eating and bariatric surgery successRecent research examined the impact of eating behaviors on success rates related to bariatric surgery in adolescents.
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How cancer cells repair themselves following proton beam therapyNew research identifies the specific cellular process that helps cancer cells damaged as a result of proton beam therapy, repair themselves.
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As An American Tragedy Unfolds, Russian Agents Sow Discord OnlineOn Twitter, Russian trolls, bots and influencers are seeking to deepen divides after the latest school shooting. (Image credit: Carolyn Cole/LA Times via Getty Images)
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Lab-Grown Meat Is Coming, Whether You Like It or NotSoon enough, burgers will grow not just in fields but in vats. If the sound of that bothers you, know that you’re not alone.
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David Cage, a Videogame Developer Who Finds Power in Pathos'Detroit: Become Human' is a gripping, unsettling project, one that David Cage considers his most compelling.
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Early Man Is a Delightfully English Caveman ComedyNick Park’s movies are so rooted in a particularly twee English spirit, they feel like they’re being projected onto a tea cozy. The veteran animator, who created the Wallace and Gromit characters and directed the wonderful feature film Chicken Run , has always captured his home country as a land of open-hearted, plucky people who are adorably set in their ways. When he announced his newest projec
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Study: Rural ranchers face less access to water during drought than urban counterpartsFor farmers and ranchers in Mexico's southern Baja California peninsula during a six-year drought, the farther away they lived from urban areas, the more likely they were to have to make changes to cope with the dwindling supply of water, according to a Portland State University study.
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Eight Samsung Galaxy tricks you can't do on any other phoneDIY Make the most of your smartphone. Samsung packs its Galaxy devices with useful little bonus features. You can try out these eight tricks to improve your smartphone experience.
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Precision experiments reveal gaps in van der Waals theoryAn international research team led by Japan's University of Tsukuba and Denmark's Aarhus University used single-crystal synchrotron X-ray diffraction measurements to establish the electron density of TiS2. Given the broad range of applications for 2-D materials, this fundamental understanding is expected to have a wide-reaching influence on their uses, such as in topological insulators, electrode
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First multiplex test for tick-borne diseasesA new blood test called the Tick-Borne Disease Serochip (TBD Serochip) promises to revolutionize the diagnosis of tick-borne disease by offering a single test to identify and distinguish between Borrelia burgdorferi, the pathogen responsible for Lyme disease, and seven other tick-borne pathogens. Led by scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman Scho
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Study sheds light on how plants get their nitrogen fixLegumes are widely-consumed plants that use soil bacteria to obtain nitrogen through root nodulation. The process is energetically costly, and so legumes inhibit nodulation when soil nitrate is available. However, the mechanism that drives this inhibition is unknown. Researchers at the University of Tsukuba found that NRSYM1 is responsible for inhibiting nodulation in the presence of nitrate, and
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Hidden talents: Converting heat into electricity with pencil and paperThermoelectric materials can use thermal differences to generate electricity. Now there is an inexpensive and environmentally friendly way of producing them with the simplest of components: a normal pencil, photocopy paper, and conductive paint are sufficient to convert a temperature difference into electricity via the thermoelectric effect. This has now been demonstrated by a team at the Helmholt
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Five surprising things DNA has revealed about our ancestorsResearchers recently used DNA from the 10,000-year-old "Cheddar Man", one of Britain's oldest skeletons, to unveil what the first inhabitants of what now is Britain actually looked like. But this isn't the first time DNA from old skeletons has provided intriguing findings about our ancestors. Rapid advances in genetic sequencing over the past few decades have opened up a whole new window into the
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Climate Deniers Support Likely Candidate for Top White House Environment JobDonald van der Vaart might listen to scientists but won't say humans are major cause of climate change -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Starfish can see in the dark (among other amazing abilities)If you go down to the shore today, you're sure of a big surprise. Many will have witnessed the presence of a starfish or two when visiting the seashore or a public aquarium. Starfish come in an exciting range of colours and sizes, but have you ever given a thought to how this multi-armed wonder manages to exist in our oceans when it's so unlike the other animals we know?
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Researchers create first superatomic 2-D semiconductorAtoms are the basic building blocks of all matter—at least, that is the conventional picture. In a new study, researchers have fabricated the first superatomic 2-D semiconductor, a material whose basic units aren't atoms but superatoms—atomic clusters that exhibit some of the properties of one or more individual atoms. The researchers expect that the new material is just the first member of what w
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7 Award-Winning Apps Launch a Mobile Age for the Ocean EconomyAnnouncing the winners of the XPRIZE Ocean Initiative's challenge to turn data into much-needed ocean services -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Women who clean at home or work face increased lung function declineWomen who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not clean, according to new research.
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Building better tiny kidneys to test drugs and help people avoid dialysisA free online kidney atlas empowers stem cell scientists everywhere to generate more human-like tiny kidneys for testing new drugs and creating renal replacement therapies.
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Mouse and human kidney development comparedThree new research articles compare human and mouse kidney development to identify shared and novel features. The studies revealed deep conservation of certain processes, but also significant differences in gene expression during kidney development, as well as in the timing, scale, organization, and molecular profile of key cell types and cell structures.
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Belgian court orders Facebook to stop tracking web users (Update)A Belgian court on Friday ordered Facebook to stop tracking internet users in Belgium who have no accounts with the social network, or face fines of 250,000 euros a day.
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Daimler, VW face more recalls over emissions cheating: reportGerman transport authorities will next week recall thousands more Daimler and Volkswagen vehicles, Der Spiegel magazine reported Friday, as the massive emissions cheating scandal that has engulfed the sector for more than two years shows no sign of going away.
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Image: Sentinel-2 captures BeijingToday, 16 February, upwards of 20% of the world's population will be celebrating Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival. According to the traditional Chinese calendar, which is based on the lunar cycle and the position of the Sun, the New Year changes each year, but always falls between 21 January and 20 February. There are 12 Chinese zodiac animals that represent years, and 2018 is t
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Plants are given a new family treeA new genealogy of plant evolution, led by researchers at the University of Bristol, shows that the first plants to conquer land were a complex species, challenging long-held assumptions about plant evolution.
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Fungal enzymes could hold secret to making renewable energy from woodAn international team of researchers, including scientists from the University of York, has discovered a set of enzymes found in fungi that are capable of breaking down one of the main components of wood. The enzymes could now potentially be used to sustainably convert wood biomass into valuable chemical commodities such as biofuels.
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Study: Rural ranchers face less access to water during drought than urban counterpartsThe findings highlight a rural-urban divide and show that ranchers' access to water was neither equal nor valued during the drought in Mexico's Baja California Sur state from 2006 to 2012.
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New tech for commercial Lithium-ion batteries finds they can be charged 5 times fastResearchers at WMG at the University of Warwick have developed a new direct, precise test of Lithium-ion batteries' internal temperatures and their electrodes potentials and found that the batteries can be safely charged up to five times faster than the current recommended charging limits.
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New treatment strategies for chronic kidney disease from the animal kingdomBiomimetics offers an innovative approach to solving human problems by imitating strategies found in nature. Medical research could also benefit from biomimetics, as a group of international experts from various fields, including a scientists from Vetmeduni Vienna, point out using the example of chronic kidney disease. In future research, they intend to study the mechanisms that protect the muscle
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Newly-hatched salmon use geomagnetic field to learn which way is upResearchers who confirmed in recent years that salmon use the Earth's geomagnetic field to guide their long-distance migrations have found that the fish also use the field for a much simpler and smaller-scale migration: When the young emerge from gravel nests to reach surface waters.
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Evolutionary origin of termite gut microbiome revealedResearchers have shown that the bacterial communities in termite guts came about through both inheritance and transfer between colonies.
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Fungal enzymes could hold secret to making renewable energy from woodAn international team of researchers, including scientists from the University of York, has discovered a set of enzymes found in fungi that are capable of breaking down one of the main components of wood. The enzymes could now potentially be used to sustainably convert wood biomass into valuable chemical commodities such as biofuels.
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Long-lived Mars rover Opportunity keeps finding surprisesNASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity keeps providing surprises about the Red Planet, most recently with observations of possible "rock stripes."
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Precision experiments reveal gaps in van der Waals theoryThe discovery of graphene, with its high strength-to-weight ratio, flexibility, electrical conductivity, and ability to form an impenetrable barrier, led to an explosion of interest in 2-D solids. Weak, long-range interactions give 2-D solids some of their most interesting behaviors; therefore, understanding these interactions is crucial for further developing these materials. However, experimenta
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Tesla Troubles, Flying Cars, and More Car News This WeekPlus: Tesla Model 3 struggles, GM's car-sharing service expands, and a Corvette drives back from the dead.
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Study sheds light on how plants get their nitrogen fixLegumes are a widely consumed family of plants that serve as a significant source of dietary protein, fiber, and other essential nutrients. They obtain nitrogen through a specialized process known as nodulation, a symbiotic partnership in which soil bacteria infect the root of a plant, form bulb-like nodules, and convert nitrogen into a plant-friendly form. Understanding how nodulation is regulate
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Heat may detect invisible damage in concrete supportsScientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University together with specialists from NTC Tekhnika proposed thermal non-destructive testing to inspect reinforced concrete supports. It enables efficiently and quickly detecting the corrosion of steel reinforcement hidden behind the concrete shell of the supporting structure. Developers have already studied 14 reinforced concrete supports in Tomsk region. The
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Medical careers may influence Christians’ sense of faith and healthChristians who are comparatively well represented in the medical field, such as those who are Korean-American, understand the relationship between faith and health differently than those who are not, such as African-Americans and Latinos, a new study suggests. Researchers found that 80 percent of black and Latino Americans interviewed in the study said they believe in the potential healing power
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Soft tissue fossil clues could help search for ancient life on Earth and other planetsFossils that preserve entire organisms (including both hard and soft body parts) are critical to our understanding of evolution and ancient life on Earth. However, these exceptional deposits are extremely rare. New research suggests that the mineralogy of the surrounding earth is key to conserving soft parts of organisms, and finding more exceptional fossils. The work could potentially support the
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Birds and beans: Study shows best coffee for bird diversityIt's an age-old debate for coffee lovers. Which is better: Arabica beans with their sweeter, softer taste, or the bold, deep flavor of Robusta beans? A new study has taken the question to unlikely coffee aficionados: birds.
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Halvdelen af Borneos orangutanger er udryddet på 16 år100.000 orangutanger er forsvundet på Borneo mellem 1999 og 2015, viser ny forskning. Hovedårsagen er jagt og intens ødelæggelse af abernes leveområder.
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Patienter kan få genoptaget sager om tilbagebetaling af patienterstatningerEr det mindre end tre år siden, at en patient har tilbagebetalt en patienterstatning, kan patienten nu bede om, at sagen bliver genoptaget. Det vurderer Kammeradvokaten.
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Hospital til praksislæger: Undgå indlæggelserPraktiserende læger i fire kommuner i Region Midtjylland har modtaget en mail fra Regionshospitalet Randers, hvor de råder lægerne til at undgå indlægger, hvis det er muligt.
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Bringing a hidden superconducting state to lightA team of scientists has detected a hidden state of electronic order in a layered material containing lanthanum, barium, copper, and oxygen (LBCO). When cooled to a certain temperature and with certain concentrations of barium, LBCO is known to conduct electricity without resistance, but now there is evidence that a superconducting state actually occurs above this temperature too. It was just a ma
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Solar-powered rover approaching 5,000th Martian dawnThe sun will rise on NASA's solar-powered Mars rover Opportunity for the 5,000th time on Saturday, sending rays of energy to a golf-cart-size robotic field geologist that continues to provide revelations about the Red Planet.
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Using Twitter to discover how language changesScientists at Royal Holloway, University of London, have studied more than 200 million Twitter messages to try and unravel the mystery of how language evolves and spreads.
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High-sensitivity low-power MEMS accelerometer for detecting extremely weak ground and building vibrationsHitachi Ltd. today announced the development of a high-sensitivity low-power MEMS accelerometer that can detect extremely weak ground and building vibrations by combining sophisticated MEMS technology with circuit technology. The sensor achieves a comparable sensitivity to that of sensors for oil & gas exploration (noise level 30ng/√Hz) with less than half the power consumption (20mW). Hitachi int
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When collective spins in a double domain system relax towards a negative-temperature stateA team of researchers from several institutions in Japan has described a physical system that can be described as existing above "absolute hot" and also below absolute zero. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the group outlines their ideas on collective spins in double domain systems and the interesting situations that can occur within them.
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With a twist, rubbery material goes from flexible to stiffStress a muscle and it gets stronger. Mechanically stress a new rubbery material—say with a twist or a bend—and the it automatically stiffens by up to 300 percent, the engineers says. In lab tests, mechanical stresses transformed a flexible strip of the material into a hard composite that can support 50 times its own weight. …the new material could be used in medicine to support delicate tissues
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Why Romney Is Running for SenateMitt Romney UtahMitt Romney launched his long-anticipated campaign on Friday, tweeting , “I am running for United States Senate to serve the people of Utah and bring Utah’s values to Washington.” Over recent weeks, much of the national pundit chatter has focused on whether he will be returning to the political arena as a friend or foe to Donald Trump. But in interviews this week, advisers and allies close to the
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Image of the Day: Cuttlefish CamouflageThe cephalopod's unique ability to disguise itself relies on a single motor nerve exclusively dedicated to skin tension and papillary control.
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In mice, a single vaccine prompts the immune system to fight breast, lung and skin cancersIn the field of regenerative medicine, induced pluripotent stem cells have a lot of neat tricks up their sleeves. One of them may be teaching the immune system how to beat back cancer.
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Will a new wave of smart glasses make us ‘glassholes’ again?A second round of mass-market facial computers looks less likely to inspire public anger than Google's Glass but it will be a fragile truce, says Jamais Cascio
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Her er fem eksempler på speed pedelecsVi har fundet nogle af de super-elcykler, som danske forhandlere sælger i dag, og vil gerne høre læsernes erfaringer.
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‘Toolbox’ creates custom phages for killing pathogensA new technology platform lets scientists systematically modify and customize bacteriophages, viruses that can attack and kill specific bacteria. These “phages” occur everywhere in the natural world. Precisely because they are matched to just one specific type of bacteria, researchers and medics hope that phages can be engineered to combat certain bacterial infections. For example, the food indus
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Ghana's Skeleton HeroEditor’s Note: Read all of The Atlantic’s Winter Olympics coverage . ACcra, GHANA—Robert Annak was working the overnight shift at a power plant in Takoradi, a city in western Ghana, last Friday, when he took a break to watch the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics his phone. He didn’t have to wait long to find the person he was looking for: After the Greek athletes marched into the Pyeongchan
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Group uses computer simulations to theorize characteristics of heaviest element oganessonRussian US NotPetyaA team of researchers from the U.S., New Zealand and Norway has used computer simulations to predict several characteristics of the heaviest element, oganesson. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the group explains the factors that went into the simulation and discuss what it showed.
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Half of Amazon's HQ2 finalists have overvalued housing marketsAs Amazon ponders possible locations for its new second headquarters, analysts are looking at costs in potential locations.
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How a bat's brain navigatesMost of what we know about how the hippocampus, a region of the brain associated with memory formation and spatial representations, comes from research done on rodents. Rat brains have taught us a lot, but researchers in Israel have found an interesting alternative model to understanding how the hippocampus helps mammals navigate: Bats.
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Using CRISPR to create a cell 'black box' to record cell life eventsA pair of researchers with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has developed a technique that uses CRISPR to create cell event recording systems. In their paper published in the journal Science, Weixin Tang and David Liu describe the technique and the two recording systems they developed using it. Jon Cohen, staff writer for Science, also offers a look at the work done by the team in the same i
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Tesla shot into space will likely collide with Earth or Venus—in millions of years: researchersThe Tesla Roadster that was recently shot into space as part of SpaceX's rocket test flight will likely collide with Earth or Venus eventually, according to new University of Toronto research.
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Common products like perfume, paint and printer ink are polluting the atmospherePicture the causes of air pollution in a major city and you are likely to visualise pollutants spewing out of cars, trucks and buses.
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Bits of Famous, Lost (and Fake) 'Flying Saucer' Turn Up in British Science MuseumThe flying saucer's copper bottom was covered in hieroglyphics, very much like the saucer discovered in Roswell, New Mexico.
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Svenskerne skruer mere og mere ned for import af dansk vindmøllestrømIfølge vindmølleejernes interesseorganisation er eksportkapaciteten fra Jylland til Sverige skrumpet endnu en tand i 2017. Det betyder endnu lavere priser til de danske vindmølleejere og højere priser for de svenske forbrugere.
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Predicting the fate of oil spills in Arctic sea iceSea ice is more complicated than you might think. It's not solid. It's much more like a sponge, shot through with tiny channels and pores that can contain salt, briny sea water, or air bubbles.
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How Taxing Uber and Lyft Could Fix City TrafficUber Company DriversWIRED columnist Felix Salmon on how a traffic tax on ride-sharing services would be more effective than congestion pricing.
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10 Ways Parents and Schools Can Prevent School Shootings Now (Op-Ed)While politicians argue endlessly over gun control, here are 10 practical ways the rest of us can work to prevent school shootings.
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Protecting our coasts naturallyAs sea levels rise and coastal communities face the threat of erosion and flooding, coastal defence structures, often built with concrete, have become the norm in many parts of the world.
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Intercellular communication system is found to encode and transmit more messages than previously thoughtMulticellular organisms like ourselves depend on a constant flow of information between cells, coordinating their activities in order to proliferate and differentiate. Deciphering the language of intercellular communication has long been a central challenge in biology. Now, Caltech scientists have discovered that cells have evolved a way to transmit more messages through a single pathway, or commu
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Sweden may need to revise approach to the spread of earthwormsIn North America, the spread of European earthworms is a known environmental issue as it has turned out that some of these species are capable of altering entire forest ecosystems. In Sweden, we have so far had a positive approach to earthworms and no policies have been put in place to limit the spread of these worms in Swedish national parks. A new study from Umeå University in North Sweden now s
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Swedish companies decry deportations of skilled workersThe heads of Sweden's largest companies, including clothing giant H&M and telecoms maker Ericsson, denounced Friday deportations of highly-skilled workers as the nation's technology sector suffers a shortage of staff.
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Popular Science

There's no such thing as naturally orange cheeseScience Or: how dairy farmers discovered the importance of food coloring on perceived taste. Most of us never question why particular cheese have such an unnaturally (or, as it turns out, totally natural) hue. This is the complete answer to the question you…
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The Atlantic

People Will Always Get LostOn the sense-of-direction scale, mine is immeasurably bad. I simply cannot find my way. The minute I try to make sense of a map, an unfathomable emotional process takes over. I can get within two missteps of where I need to be, but in the time it takes from when I realize I’m lost to when I get to where I’m going—even if it’s only five minutes—I panic. Cheeks burn. Heart speeds up. Ears get hot.
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Astronomers Haul in Another Horde of Kepler PlanetsNearly 100 worlds are the latest catch from the hardy space telescope -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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First Blood Test for Concussion Approved by FDAThe diagnostic measures two proteins indicative of brain injury.
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New CRISPR-Based Tools Flag Genetic Sequences and Log DataSHERLOCK and DETECTR can identify particular nucleic acid sequences, while CAMERA records events in human and bacterial cells.
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