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Does Anesthesia Cause Memory Problems in Adults?Middle-age adults who had surgery showed greater declines in memory and executive function than similar people who did not have surgery.
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Portable ultrasound; post-prison follow up could improve care of patients with kidney diseaseHow using portable ultrasound can help better detect fluid in the lungs of people with end-stage renal disease and a proposed better way to help inmates with ESRD navigate the free world.
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Do pain medications carry different heart risks?Prior studies have suggested that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be linked with higher cardiovascular risks, but few have assessed potential different cardiovascular risk between NSAID classes or across individual NSAIDs.
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Distinguishing males from females among king penguinsIt is difficult to distinguish males from females among King Penguins, but a new Ibis study reveals that King Penguins can be sexed with an accuracy of 100% based on the sex-specific syllable pattern of their vocalisations. Using the beak length, King Penguin individuals can be sexed with an accuracy of 79%.
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Gene expression study may help guide Arthritis careResearchers who analyzed gene expression in synovial tissue samples from rheumatoid arthritis patients' joints identified different patterns that may be clinically meaningful. The findings, which are published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, indicate that the mechanisms of pain differ in patients with different synovial subtypes of rheumatoid arthritis, and they may help guide clinicians as they deve
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Study compares countries' mortality rates after aneurysm surgeryThere is substantial international variation in mortality rates after treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm, or enlargement of the aorta. A BJS (British Journal of Surgery) study that compared 10-year data from England and Sweden found that mortality rates were initially better in Sweden but improved over time alongside greater use of a minimally invasive procedure called endovascular aneurysm r
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Are older adults with knee pain less active than the general population?A new Arthritis Care & Research study found that moderate-to-vigorous physical activity levels are similarly low in older adults with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis and those from the general population without osteoarthritis or knee pain.
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Study finds racial differences in cure rates for Hepatitis CIn a large ethnically diverse group of patients seen at a community-based Veterans Affairs practice, cure rates for chronic hepatitis C were lower for African American individuals relative to White individuals, even when patients were receiving optimal therapies. The findings are published in Pharmacology Research & Perspectives.
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Tension-free vaginal tape found effective for treating urinary incontinenceLong-term results from a BJU International study indicate that tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) may be a highly effective and safe option for certain patients with urinary incontinence.
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Pregnant women with hypertension can safely monitor their blood pressure at homeA new Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology study provides evidence that pregnant women with hypertension can safely monitor their blood pressure at home instead of going into a hospital or clinic. This reduces the number of hospital visits without compromising their health of the health of their babies.
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Can surgery and anaesthesia affect memory?Findings from a new Anaesthesia study suggest that patients may score slightly lower on certain memory tests after having surgery and anaesthesia.
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The Cultural Roots of a Gun-Massacre SocietyPreviously in this series: “ A Veteran on the Need to Control Civilian Arms ” “ ‘Show Us the Carnage,’ Continued ” “ Only in America ” “ Show Us the Carnage ” “ The Empty Rituals of an American Massacre ” and before that: “ Why the AR-15 Is So Lethal ” “ The Nature of the AR-15 ” “ Why the AR-15 Was Never Meant to be in Civilian Hands ” “ More on the Military and Civilian History of the AR-15 ” a
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It-virksomheder skuffer: Efteruddannelse og betaling for overarbejde falder fortsatTal fra fagforeningen Prosa viser, at it-professionelle kun i begrænset omfang nyder godt af efteruddannelse og andre frynsegoder. Det står i kontrast til det store behov for it-folk, som virksomhederne kæmper om gennem blandt andet personalegoder, mener Prosa. Se diagrammer over frynsegoder.
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Lovsjusk tvinger kommuner til at skrotte solceller for millionerUlovlige solcelleanlæg for omkring 25 millioner kroner pryder stadig tagene på skoler, rådhuse og sportshaller. Men nu kan kommunerne blive tvunget til at pille dem ned.
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A Cryptic Addition to a Long-Standing Murder MysteryBack in the fall of 2001, exactly one month after the 9/11 attacks, a lawyer in Seattle named Tom Wales was murdered as he worked alone at his home computer at night. Someone walked into the yard of Wales’s house in the Queen Anne Hill neighborhood of Seattle, careful to avoid sensors that would have set off flood lights in the yard, and fired several times through a basement window, hitting Wale
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Social media and internet not cause of political polarization, (new research suggests)New Oxford University research suggests that social media and the internet are not the root of today's fragmented society, and echo chambers may not be the threat they are perceived to be. In fact most people use multiple media outlets and social media platforms, meaning that only a small proportion of the population, at most, is influenced by echo chambers.
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Fur real: Scientists improve computer rendering of animal furThe next computer-generated animals in King Kong or The Lion King could look a lot more realistic thanks to a breakthrough by computer scientists. The researchers developed a method that dramatically improves the way computers simulate fur, and more specifically, the way light bounces within an animal's pelt.
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How the brain tells our limbs apartResearchers use cutting-edge technologies to uncover differences in neural control for arms and legs.
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Watching too much television could cause fatal blood clotsSpending too much time in front of the television could increase your chance of developing potentially fatal blood clots known as venous thrombosis. Even trying to counterbalance hours of TV watching through adequate exercise is not effective warn researchers.
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Fertility study finds hormone that could support early pregnancyScientists have identified a hormone that could help prepare the womb lining for pregnancy, research shows.
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Animal study shows how to retrain the immune system to ease food allergiesTreating food allergies might be a simple matter of teaching the immune system a new trick, researchers have found. In a study using mice bred to have peanut allergies, the researchers were able to reprogram the animals' immune systems using a nanoparticle delivery of molecules to the lymph nodes that switched off the life-threatening reactions to peanut exposures.
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Solar radiation mineralizes terrestrial dissolved organic carbon in the oceanOrganic carbon dissolved in water plays a vital role in the Earth's carbon cycle. Understanding carbon cycling is central to understanding climate change and how aquatic communities are structured and supported. Scientists have found out that solar radiation mineralizes more terrestrial dissolved organic carbon in the ocean than in the inland waters.
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Long incubation times may defend birds against parasitesSome tropical birds have longer egg incubation times than their temperate cousins, even though their habitat is teeming with egg-eating predators. The reason why has long been a mystery, but a new study applies new methods to confirm the evidence for an old hypothesis -- that a longer development period leads to a stronger, more efficient immune system.
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Are flamingos returning to Florida?Flamingos are a Florida cultural icon, and sightings in the state have been on the rise in recent decades. However, whether they're truly native to the US or only arrive via escape from captivity has long been subject to debate, making developing a plan for managing Florida's flamingo population challenging. A new study reviews the evidence and provides a fresh argument that the birds should be co
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Some black holes erase your pastPhysicists insist on determinism: your past and present determine your future uniquely, per Einstein's equations of general relativity. They call this strong cosmic censorship. A mathematician found some types of black holes -- charged, non-rotating objects in an expanding universe -- that allow an observer inside the black hole to travel across a horizon into a place where the past is obliterated
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Microscale thermophoresis to characterize hits from high-throughput screeningA new article details how the European Lead Factory (ELF), a large publicly accessible drug discovery platform, uses microscale thermophoresis (MST) to aid in the prioritization of small molecule hits from high-throughput screening.
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New Candidates Emerge for Trump’s Top Environmental AdviserA new candidate was needed after the White House withdrew its previous nominee, who had drawn criticism for calling carbon dioxide the “gas of life.”
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A New Survey Finds 81 Percent Of Women Have Experienced Sexual HarassmentA nationwide survey found that most women have experienced some form of sexual harassment, many since their teenage years. The results illustrate why the #MeToo movement was so successful. (Image credit: Sarah Morris/Getty Images)
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Women report more rudeness at work from other womenWomen report more incivility from other women at work than from male coworkers, according to a new study. “In other words, women are ruder to each other than they are to men, or than men are to women.” The phenomenon of women discriminating against other women in the workplace—particularly as they rise in seniority—has long been documented as the “queen bee syndrome.” As women have increased thei
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First global estimate finds 1.8 million young people develop TB every yearA total of 1.8 million young people between ten and 24 years of age are estimated to develop tuberculosis (TB) every year, with young adults aged 20 to 24 years at the greatest risk of developing infectious TB, according to research published in the European Respiratory Journal.
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Injectable goo could bring drugs to cancerous tumorsAn injectable gel-like scaffold can hold combination chemo-immunotherapeutic drugs and deliver them locally and sequentially to tumors. The results in animal models so far suggest this approach could eventually ramp up therapeutic benefits for patients bearing tumors or after removal of the primary tumors. The research, published in Science Translational Medicine , focused on two specific types o
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How the 2016 election ‘blew up’ the rules of political mediaThe 2016 election upended the traditional rules of political communication, a new book argues. Speculation about the possibility of a midterm election shakeup is growing as filing deadlines for congressional candidates approach in several states. This fall’s outcome may signal more than a change of direction in Washington, says Dianne Bystrom, director of Iowa State University’s Carrie Chapman Ca
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Listening to volcanoes could improve eruption forecastsMonitoring inaudible low frequencies called infrasound that come from some active volcanoes could improve the forecasting of significant, potentially deadly eruptions, according to a new study. Scientists analyzed the infrasound detected by monitoring stations on the slopes of the Villarrica volcano in southern Chile, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. The distinctive sound emanates f
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Ny bog udforsker dommedagsfantasien over dem alleSelvom Johannes’ Åbenbaring beskriver firehovede monstre, tidernes ende og kampen mod Antikrist,...
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These cyanobacteria change color to match ocean lightA species of cyanobacteria has the chameleon-like power to match different colored light across the world’s seas, research shows. The researchers have shown that Synechococcus cyanobacteria—which use light to capture carbon dioxide from the air and produce energy for the marine food chain—contain specific genes which alters their pigmentation depending on the type of light in which they float. Th
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The Atlantic Daily: Those in PowerWhat We’re Following ‘#NeverAgain’: As student survivors of the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, met with their state legislators to call for gun reform laws, teenagers across Florida and the U.S. staged walkouts and rallies in support. See photos of the demonstrations. Parkland’s students have emerged as a powerful voice against gun violence, turning to social media to demand that what
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Ex-Google Employee Claims Wrongful Firing For Criticizing James Damore’s MemoFormer Google engineer Tim Chevalier sued the company, claiming he was fired for sharing politically liberal posts on Google's internal message boards.
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The drugs do work: antidepressants are effective, study showsDoctors hope study will put to rest doubts about the medicine, and help to address global under-treatment of depression It’s official: antidepressants are not snake oil or a conspiracy Antidepressants work – some more effectively than others – in treating depression, according to authors of a groundbreaking study which doctors hope will finally put to rest doubts about the controversial medicine.
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It's official: antidepressants are not snake oil or a conspiracy – they work | Mark Rice-OxleyA groundbreaking new study shows antidepressants are effective – we should get on with taking and prescribing them It’s official: antidepressants work. They are not a multibillion-dollar conspiracy dreamed up by Big Pharma Bond villains. They are not a snake oil distilled in secret laboratories, designed to stupefy us all. They are not a futile cop-out from overextended family doctors. Continue r
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YouTube and Facebook Trending Tools Highlighted Parkland Conspiracy TheoriesAn algorithm change apparently designed to keep fake news out is precisely what put a Parkland conspiracy video at the top of YouTube's Trending section.
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Why Billy Graham Was Determined to Globalize EvangelicalismBilly Graham D. TrumpBilly Graham, who died Wednesday at the age of 99, may have been “America’s Pastor,” but he was also a man of the world. From the early days of his ministry, when he visited U.S. military forces in Korea, to his quiet message of healing at Washington Cathedral in the aftermath of September 11, Graham was a frequent commentator on—and participant in—global politics. He used his status as the most
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It doesn’t matter how many legs the new lobster emoji hasTechnology Emojis are symbols, not images in a textbook. Sometime later this year, 157 new emojis will grace your phone or computer, and one of them will be a lobster.
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An amateur astronomer accidentally caught an exploding star on camera—and it gets betterSpace He was excited to test his new camera, but he also captured something totally unique. Victor Buso was looking forward to testing his brand-new camera. He had no idea he would help capture the start of one of the most unpredictable events in the universe;…
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Twitter sets crackdown on automated 'bot' accountsTwitter announced Wednesday a crackdown on accounts powered by software "bots" which can artificially amplify a person or cause and which have been accused of manipulating the social network during the 2016 US election.
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Uber takes on commuting with Express car pool serviceUber on Wednesday maneuvered to become part of people's daily commutes with the addition of an Express car pool to its ride-share options.
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Infant skull binding shaped identity, inequality in ancient AndesThe idea of binding and reshaping a baby's head may make today's parents cringe, but for families in the Andes between 1100-1450, cranial modification was all the rage.
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A winning personality might play a major role in China's apparel industryIn the United States, business relationships are formal and typically based on contractual agreements. In China, business relationships rely more on the long-lasting culture of guanxi, a mixture of personal and public relationships that affect all individuals and organizations. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri have found that personality traits associated with guanxi might contribu
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Scientists create 'Evolutionwatch' for plantsUsing a hitchhiking weed, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology reveal for the first time the mutation rate of a plant growing in the wild.
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First evidence of surprising ocean warming around Galapagos coralsThe ocean around the Galápagos Islands has been warming since the 1970s, according to a new analysis of the natural temperature archives stored in coral reefs.
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Scientists discover new nanoparticle, dubbed exomeresA new cellular messenger discovered by Weill Cornell Medicine scientists may help reveal how cancer cells co-opt the body's intercellular delivery service to spread to new locations in the body.
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Tropical trees use unique method to resist droughtTropical trees in the Amazon Rainforest may be more drought resistant than previously thought, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside.
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Reinventing the inductorA basic building block of modern technology, inductors are everywhere: cellphones, laptops, radios, televisions, cars. And surprisingly, they are essentially the same today as in 1831, when they were first created by English scientist Michael Faraday.
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New tool tells bioengineers when to build microbial teamsResearchers at Duke University have created a framework for helping bioengineers determine when to use multiple lines of cells to manufacture a product. The work could help a variety of industries that use bacteria to produce chemicals ranging from pharmaceuticals to fragrances.
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'Memtransistor' brings world closer to brain-like computingComputer algorithms might be performing brain-like functions, such as facial recognition and language translation, but the computers themselves have yet to operate like brains.
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Carbon monoxide improves effectiveness of antibiotic medicationCarbon monoxide can improve the effectiveness of antibiotics, making bacteria more sensitive to antibiotic medication, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Florida Shooting Survivors Descend on the State CapitolToday in 5 Lines Billy Graham, the world-renowned evangelical preacher, died at the age of 99. Students who survived the Parkland, Florida, shooting met with top leaders in the state Capitol to lobby for gun control. President Trump also invited a group of students, parents, and teachers to a “listening session” about gun violence at the White House. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly i
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The Ethics of Donald Trump Jr.'s India AdventureWho does Donald Trump Jr. speak for? Does the president’s son speak for the Trump Organization as he promotes luxury apartments in India? Does he speak for himself when he dines with investors in the projects? Does he speak for the Trump administration as he makes a foreign-policy speech in Mumbai on Friday? “When these sons go around all over the world talking about, one, Trump business deals an
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Just one soft drink a day could increase cancer risk, study findsResearchers hail ‘surprising’ findings about sugar after analysing more than 3,000 cases People who regularly consume at least one sugary soft drink a day, no matter the size of their waist, could be at increased risk of cancer, according to a new study. Researchers from Cancer Council Victoria and University of Melbourne studied more than 35,000 Australians who developed 3,283 cases of obesity-r
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Drug successfully targets cancers with tumor-specific gene mutationsPediatric and adult cancers with one of three fusion genes responds well to a new drug, larotrectinib, according to a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. The drug is designed to target a specific tumor gene mutation known as tropomyosin receptor kinases (TRK) that can occur in various tumor types.
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Kinase inhibitor larotrectinib shows durable anti-tumor abilities in patients of all ages with 17 unThree simultaneous safety and efficacy studies of the drug larotrectinib reported an overall response rate of 75 percent for patients ages four months to 76 years with 17 different cancer diagnoses. All patients had tumors with tropomyosin receptor kinase (TRK) fusions, gene mutations that switch on TRK genes, allowing cancer growth. The studies indicate larotrectinib as a potentially powerful new
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Precision cancer therapy effective in both children and adultsThree quarters of patients, both adults and children, with a variety of advanced cancers occurring in different sites of the body responded to larotrectinib, a novel therapy that targets a specific genetic mutation. Results of a phase 1/2 trial have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Unlike most cancer therapies, this oral treatment is based on the genetic traits of the tumor a
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Here's What Happens When You Leave Surgical Sponges in a Person's Body for YearsYears after a C-section, doctors spotted a strange complication.
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Photos: Teenagers Demand 'Never Again' in an Age of Mass ShootingsA week after 17 people were murdered in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, teenagers across South Florida, in areas near Washington, D.C., and in other parts of the United States walked out of their classrooms to stage protests against the horror of school shootings and to advocate for gun law reforms. Student survivors of the attack at Marjory Stoneman
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Midwifery linked to better birth outcomes in state-by-state report cardsMidwife-friendly laws and regulations tend to coincide with lower rates of premature births, cesarean deliveries and newborn deaths, according to a new US-wide 'report card' that ranks all 50 states on the quality of their maternity care.
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Carbon monoxide improves effectiveness of antibiotic that fights stomach infection, study findsCarbon monoxide can improve the effectiveness of antibiotics, making bacteria more sensitive to antibiotic medication, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
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Reinventing the inductorA basic building block of modern technology, inductors are everywhere: cellphones, laptops, radios, televisions, cars. And surprisingly, they are essentially the same today as in 1831, when they were first created by English scientist Michael Faraday.
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These Freakish Creatures Were Not Meant to See the Light of DayThey are among more than 100 deep-sea species recently scooped up off Australia's coast in a mission to identify animals that live in these barely explored, extreme underwater habitats.
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This Startup’s Test Shows How Harassment Targets Women OnlineKapwing changed the avatar on its customer-service chat widget from a woman to a man, and then a cat. The harassment stopped.
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Why Physicists Are Planning to Drive Antimatter Around in a Moving VanAntimatter is about to go on its first road trip.
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Drink alcohol for a longer life, say scientists, just not too muchModerate drinking is associated with a longer lifespan in just about every population ever studied, says Dr. Claudia Kawas, professor of neurology at the University of California, Irvine. Read More
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Scientists create 'Evolutionwatch' for plantsUsing a hitchhiking weed, scientists reveal for the first time the mutation rate of a plant growing in the wild.
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Microscopic solution prevents tip of scanning tunneling microscope from hitting surfaceResearchers believe they have addressed a long-standing problem troubling scientists and engineers for more than 35 years: How to prevent the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope from crashing into the surface of a material during imaging or lithography.
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Haloperidol does not prevent delirium or improve survival rates in ICU patientsProphylactic use of the drug haloperidol does not help to prevent delirium in intensive care patients or improve their chances of survival. Therefore, there is no reason anymore to administer the drug as a preventive measure to reduce the burden of delirium. This was revealed following a three-year, large-scale study among 1,800 patients in 20 Dutch ICUs.
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Minimizing risks of transplantsA bone marrow transplant is often the only therapy available to save leukaemia patients, but the risk of complications is high. Nearly half of all patients experience an unwanted reaction of their immune system, which often attacks their skin and liver and in up to 50 percent of cases the intestines. Researchers have succeeded in deciphering what causes this in some instances life-threatening infl
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The conflict between males and females could replace the evolution of new speciesNew research shows that males and females of the same species can evolve to be so different that they prevent other species from evolving or colonizing habitats, challenging long-held theories on the way natural selection drives the evolution of biodiversity.
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Adolescent Risk-Takers: The Power of PeersTeenagers are often thought of as reckless risk-takers. Nature Video asks a neuroscientist and a group of adolescents ​what's really behind risky behaviour. This video was reproduced with... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Orbiting Tesla Roadster has 6 percent chance of hitting Earth in the next million yearsWhat goes up must come down, somewhere or other.
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Neuroimaging reveals lasting brain deficits in iron-deficient pigletsIron deficiency in the first four weeks of a piglet's life - equivalent to roughly four months in a human infant - impairs the development of key brain structures, scientists report. The abnormalities remain even after weeks of iron supplementation begun later in life, the researchers found.
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How do neural support cells affect nerve function?Glial cells may modulate the release of neurotransmitters -- chemicals that relay signals between nerve cells -- by increasing the acidity of the extracellular environment.
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Study offers more food for thought on kids' eating habits, emotionsA University of Texas at Dallas psychologist has examined the preconceptions about the effects of emotions on children's eating habits, creating the framework for future studies of how dietary patterns evolve in early childhood. Dr. Shayla C. Holub, associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, demonstrated that children from 4½ to 9 years old chose chocolate candy over goldf
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Simple walking test may help make difficult diagnosisThere's a cause of dementia that can sometimes be reversed, but it's often not diagnosed because the symptoms are so similar to those of other disorders. Now researchers say a simple walking test may be able to accurately diagnose the disease, according to a study published the Feb. 21, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
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BRIEF: How Winter Makes Shrews StupidBRIEF: How Winter Makes Shrews Stupid To conserve energy in winter, shrews shrink their brains and sacrifice cognitive ability. Shrew_topNteaser.jpg Image credits: Hanna Knutsson via Shutterstock Creature Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 15:00 Nala Rogers, Staff Writer (Inside Science) -- If you think you have trouble getting your brain into gear on a cold winter morning, be glad you're not a shrew
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The tech bias: why Silicon Valley needs social theoryTechnical knowledge continues to be privileged over social knowledge. Read More
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Movement behavior of an anole species surprisingly dynamicAnolis lizards have a thing or two to teach humans about love -- or in scientific speak, sexual selection -- at least when it comes to territoriality. Decades of behavioral research on the lizard's mating systems have resulted in near-unanimous agreement among scientists that the males maintain restricted, static territories to defend exclusive mating access to females within these territories and
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Depression linked to reduced arginine levelsPeople suffering from major depressive disorder, MDD, have reduced arginine levels, a new study shows.
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Enhanced education could help turn the tide on marine litterResearch has revealed that designing systematic and innovative education tools to teachers and students can make a significant and positive contribution to their understanding of the problem of marine litter -- and their willingness to do something about it.
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New fossils are redefining what makes a dinosaurWhile some researchers question what characteristics define the dinosaurs, others are uprooting the dino family tree altogether.
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New tool tells bioengineers when to build microbial teamsResearchers at Duke University have created a framework for helping bioengineers determine when to use multiple lines of cells to manufacture a product. The work could help a variety of industries that use bacteria to produce chemicals ranging from pharmaceuticals to fragrances.
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Touchstone Center provides insight into glucagon's role in diabetic heart diseaseA UT Southwestern study reveals the hormone glucagon's importance to the development of insulin resistance and cardiac dysfunction during Type 2 diabetes, presenting opportunities to develop new therapies for diabetic diseases of the heart muscle.
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Tomatoes of the same quality as normal, but using only half the waterWhen reducing the water used to water cherry tomato crops by more than 50%, the product not only maintains its quality, both commercially and nutritionally, but it also even increases the level of carotenoids, compounds of great interest in the food-processing industry. In addition to being natural colorings, some are Vitamin-A precursors, which are beneficial for the health and have cosmetic uses
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Unexpected discovery about essential enzymeThe enzyme that produces DNA building blocks plays an important role when cells divide. In a new study, researchers have discovered for the first time that the so-called master switch of the enzyme can change locations -- while still performing the same task.
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An improved anti-addiction medicationDrug addiction continues to plague vast numbers of people across the world, destroying and ending lives, while attempts to develop more effective pharmaceutical addiction treatments continue. Scientists now report the development of a potent new medicine to fight addiction, which might also be an effective treatment for epilepsy and other conditions.
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Wine polyphenols could fend off bacteria that cause cavities and gum diseaseEvidence suggests that sipping wine may be good for your colon and heart, possibly because of the beverage's abundant and structurally diverse polyphenols. Now researchers report that wine polyphenols might also be good for your oral health.
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A life-saving invention that prevents human stampedes | Nilay KulkarniEvery three years, more than 30 million Hindu worshippers gather for the Kumbh Mela in India, the world's largest religious gathering, in order to wash away their sins. With massive crowds descending on small cities and towns, stampedes inevitably happen, and in 2003, 39 people were killed during the festival. In 2014, then 15-year-old Nilay Kulkarni decided to put his skills as a self-taught prog
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Razor-sharp snowflakes are wreaking havoc on Olympians’ skisScience In super-cold temperatures, it's more like skiing on sand than snow. Turns out that in the right temperatures, snowflakes can turn from fluffy sparkles into razor-sharp, ski-destroying spikes.
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Mysterious Spiral Found in the Tail of Human SpermScientists have spent decades studying the extraordinary abilities and anatomy of human sperm, so an international team of researchers was surprised to discover a mysterious, spiral-shaped nanostructure in the tails of sperm.
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Amateur astronomer captures rare first light of massive exploding starAn amateur astronomer in Argentina captured images of a distant galaxy before and after the supernova's 'shock breakout' - when a supersonic pressure wave from the exploding core of the star hits and heats gas at the star's surface to a very high temperature, causing it to emit light and rapidly brighten. Victor Buso's chances of such a discovery, his first supernova, is estimated at one in 10 mil
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Study points to risk of future sleep breathing problems in college football playersPrevious studies with older NFL football players have found a high incidence of sleep apnea, a serious health issue, among the group, particularly among older linemen. Now, a study with college-age linemen suggests that the roots of this health problem in football players may begin much earlier, and at an age when the condition is much less likely to occur in the general population. Body training
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Tropical trees use unique method to resist droughtTropical trees in the Amazon Rainforest may be more drought resistant than previously thought, according to a new study. That's good news, since the Amazon stores about 20 percent of all carbon in the Earth's biomass, which helps reduce global warming by lowering the planet's greenhouse gas levels.
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Getting sleepy? Fruit flies constantly tune into environmental temperature to time sleepHumans and fruit flies may have not shared a common ancestor for hundreds of millions of years, but the neurons that govern our circadian clocks are strikingly similar.
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Theory suggests root efficiency, independence drove global spread of floraResearchers suggest that plants spread worldwide thanks to root adaptations that allowed them to become more efficient and independent. As plant species spread, roots became thinner so they could more efficiently explore poor soils for nutrients, and they shed their reliance on symbiotic fungi. The researchers report that root diameter and reliance on fungi most consistently characterize the plant
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First evidence of surprising ocean warming around Galápagos coralsA new analysis of the natural temperature archives stored in coral reefs shows the ocean around the Galápagos Islands has been warming since the 1970s. The finding surprised the research team, because the sparse instrumental records for sea surface temperature for that part of the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean did not show warming. Scientists thought strong upwelling of colder deep waters spared
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Flu and Whooping Cough Vaccines Dont Harm Babies: StudyInfants whose moms received the shots when they were pregnant were no more at risk of dying or being hospitalized than other babies.
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Study: Lead and other toxic metals found in e-cigarette 'vapors'Significant amounts of toxic metals, including lead, leak from some e-cigarette heating coils and are present in the aerosols inhaled by users, according to a study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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New glaucoma drugs yield large, lasting reductions in intraocular pressureTwo novel ocular hypotensive agents that have just been approved for use in humans -- netarsudil and latanoprostene bunod (LBN) -- greatly reduce intraocular pressure, with lasting results in various animal models of glaucoma and in humans.
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A winning personality might play a major role in China's apparel industryIn China, business relationships rely on the long-lasting culture of guanxi, a mixture of personal and public relationships that affect all individuals and organizations. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri have found that personality traits associated with guanxi might contribute to the overall performance of new business ventures in the Chinese apparel industry.
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Copper Age Iberians 'exported' their culture -- but not their genes -- all over EuropePrehistoric Iberians 'exported' their culture throughout Europe, reaching Great Britain, Sicily, Poland and all over central Europe in general. However, they did not export their genes. The Beaker culture, which probably originated in Iberia, left remains in those parts of the continent. However, that diffusion was not due to large migrations of populations that took this culture with them.
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Ancient-DNA researchers surpass the 1,000-genome milestoneIn the last eight years, the field of ancient DNA research has expanded from just one ancient human genome to more than 1,300. The latest 625 of those genomes debut Feb. 21 in Nature, including the largest study of ancient DNA to date.
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Amateur astronomer captures rare first light from massive exploding starFirst light from a supernova is hard to capture; no one can predict where and when a star will explode. An amateur astronomer has now captured on film this first light, emitted when the exploding core hits the star's outer layers: shock breakout. Subsequent observations by astronomers using the Lick and Keck observatories helped identify it as a Type IIb supernova that slimmed down from 20 to 5 so
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A ‘Grueling and Grotesque’ Biohacking ExperimentIn 2016, Josiah Zayner, a former synthetic biology research scientist at NASA, checked himself into a hotel room. Over the course of four days, he performed an extremely risky experiment on himself. The goal: “To completely replace all of the bacteria that are contained within my body.” Gut Hack , a short documentary by Kate McLean and Mario Furloni, chronicles Zayner’s attempt to transplant his
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Fragile X syndrome neurons restored using CRISPR/Cas9-guided activation strategyFragile X syndrome is the most frequent cause of intellectual disability in males, affecting 1 out of 3600 boys born. For the first time, researchers at Whitehead Institute have restored activity to the fragile X syndrome gene in affected neurons using a modified CRISPR/Cas9 system that removes the methylation--the molecular tags that keep the mutant gene shut off--suggesting that this method may
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Smartphones are bad for some teens, not allIn a commentary published today in Nature's special issue on the science of adolescence, Candice Odgers argues that smartphones should not be seen as universally bad. Her piece highlights research on how teens use online tools to build up relationships and arrange activities in real life. However, she also examines evidence that vulnerable teens are experiencing greater negative effects of life on
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'Memtransistor' brings world closer to brain-like computingCombined memristor and transistor operates like a neuron by performing both information processing and memory storage functions.
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Separate brain systems cooperate during learning, study findsBrown University researchers have shown that reinforcement learning and working memory -- two distinct brain systems -- work hand-in-hand as people learn new tasks.
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Laser technology takes Maya archeologists where they've never gone beforeWith the help of airborne laser mapping technology, a team of archeologists is exploring on a larger scale than ever before the history and spread of settlement at the ancient Maya site of Ceibal in Guatemala.
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Novel mechanism behind schizophrenia uncoveredResearchers have uncovered a novel mechanism in which a protein--neuregulin 3--controls how key neurotransmitters are released in the brain during schizophrenia. The protein is elevated in people with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses, but the study is the first to investigate how it causes such severe mental illness.
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Cross-bred flies reveal new clues about how proteins are regulatedThe investigators used a technique called bottom-up proteomics (sometimes called shotgun proteomics) to reveal which proteins of each species were present in the hybrid flies.
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In a first, tiny diamond anvils trigger chemical reactions by squeezingScientists have turned the smallest possible bits of diamond and other super-hard specks into 'molecular anvils' that squeeze and twist molecules until chemical bonds break and atoms exchange electrons. These are the first such chemical reactions triggered by mechanical pressure alone, and researchers say the method offers a new way to do chemistry at the molecular level that is greener, more effi
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No, Drinking Alcohol Won't Make You Live Past 90Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol may not make people live longer, despite the findings of a massive study of retirees.
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First 3-D digital models reveal the development of the extinct Tasmanian tigerResearchers from Museums Victoria and the University of Melbourne have CT scanned all 13 known Tasmanian tiger joey specimens to create 3-D digital models which have allowed them to study their skeletons and internal organs, and reconstruct their growth and development.
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Scientists discover new nanoparticle, dubbed exomeresA new cellular messenger discovered by Weill Cornell Medicine scientists may help reveal how cancer cells co-opt the body's intercellular delivery service to spread to new locations in the body.
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Scientists discover critical molecular biomarkers of preeclampsiaA new Tel Aviv University study identifies novel molecular biomarkers of preeclampsia, a sudden pregnancy complication, signaling the potential for an early diagnostic blood test.
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You Don't Need a Personal Genetics Test to Take Charge of Your HealthThat in-home DNA test won't tell you much about how to eat or exercise. Fortunately, you don't need it to.
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Locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs might be predicted from that of ground-running birdsA new model based on ground-running birds could predict locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs based on their speed and body size, according to a new study.
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Sea urchins erode rock reefs, excavate pits for themselvesThrough their grazing activity, sea urchins excavate rock and form the pits they occupy. This activity may cause significant bioerosion of temperate reefs, according to a study published Feb. 21, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Michael Russell from Villanova University, US, and colleagues.
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New interaction mechanism of proteins discoveredResearchers have discovered a previously unknown way in which proteins interact with one another and cells organize themselves. This new mechanism involves two fully unstructured proteins forming an ultra-high-affinity complex due to their opposite net charge. Proteins usually bind one another as a result of perfectly matching shapes in their three-dimensional structures.
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Social media as good a barometer of public health attitudes as traditional phone pollingSocial media data can be used as an additional source of information to gauge public opinion about health issues alongside traditional data sources like phone-based polling, according to new research.
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MRI stroke data set releasedResearchers have compiled, archived and shared one of the largest open-source data sets of brain scans from stroke patients. The data set, known as ATLAS, is available for download. Researchers globally are using the scans to develop and test algorithms that can automatically process MRI images from stroke patients. In the long run, scientists hope to identify biological markers that forecast whic
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Housing problems found to be common at safety-net community health centersA new study finds that more than 40 percent of patients treated at community health centers in the United States have a history of housing problems.
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End-of-life hospital and healthcare use among older adults with Alzheimer's diseaseA team of researchers from Belgium recently studied how people with Alzheimer's disease use medical services during their final months. The goal was to learn more about the best ways to help older adults with dementia at the end of their lives. Their study was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
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Infant skull binding shaped identity, inequality in ancient AndesThe idea of binding and reshaping a baby's head may make today's parents cringe, but for families in the Andes between 1100-1450, cranial modification was all the rage.
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New research sheds light on prehistoric human migration in europeThe first farmers of northern and western Europe passed through southeastern Europe with limited hunter-gatherer genetic admixture, which occurs when two or more previously isolated populations begin interbreeding. However, some groups that remained mixed extensively -- without the male-biased, hunter-gatherer admixture that prevailed later in the North and West.
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Tropical trees use unique method to resist droughtTropical trees in the Amazon Rainforest may be more drought resistant than previously thought, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside.That's good news, since the Amazon stores about 20 percent of all carbon in the Earth's biomass, which helps reduce global warming by lowering the planet's greenhouse gas levels.The study was published Monday in the journa
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Snake-inspired robot uses kirigami to moveHarvard researchers developed a soft robot inspired by snakeskin that crawls without any rigid components. The soft robotic scales are made using kirigami -- an ancient Japanese paper craft that relies on cuts, rather than origami folds, to change the properties of a material. As the robot stretches, the flat kirigami surface is transformed into a 3-D-textured surface, which grips the ground just
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Midwifery linked to better birth outcomes in state-by-state 'report card'Midwife-friendly laws and regulations tend to coincide with lower rates of premature births, cesarean deliveries and newborn deaths, according to a US-wide 'report card' that ranks each of the 50 states on the quality of their maternity care.
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Laser technology takes Maya archeologists where they've never gone beforeWith the help of airborne laser mapping technology, a team of archeologists, led by UA professor Takeshi Inomata, is exploring on a larger scale than ever before the history and spread of settlement at the ancient Maya site of Ceibal in Guatemala.
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What a handsome schnoz!Researchers find evidence supporting both male-male competition and female choice as factors in the evolution of the enlarged male nose in proboscis monkeys.
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Climate warming causes local extinction of Rocky Mountain wildflower speciesNew University of Colorado Boulder-led research has established a causal link between climate warming and the localized extinction of a common Rocky Mountain flowering plant, a result that could serve as a herald of future population declines.
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How blood cancers outsmart the immune systemResearchers have discovered how some of the blood cancers known as myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) evade the immune system.
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Iron triggers dangerous infection in lung transplant patients, Stanford-led study findsResearchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified elevated tissue iron as a risk factor for life-threatening fungal infections in lung transplant recipients.
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Under projected rates of sea level rise, a bleak future for Pacific coast tidal wetlandsPacific coast marshes, particularly those in California and Oregon, are highly vulnerable to climate change, according to a new modeling analysis. Under higher-range sea level rise scenarios estimated to impact this region by the end of the century, all high- and mid-marsh habitats are projected to be lost. Only the low marsh habitat is likely to survive under such
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New therapeutic gel shows promise against cancerous tumorsScientists at the UNC School of Medicine and NC State have created an injectable gel-like scaffold that can hold combination chemo-immunotherapeutic drugs and deliver them locally to tumors in a sequential manner. The results in animal models so far suggest this approach could one day ramp up therapeutic benefits for patients bearing tumors or after removal of the primary tumors.
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Locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs might be predicted from that of ground-running birdsA new model based on ground-running birds could predict locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs based on their speed and body size, according to a study published Feb. 21, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Peter Bishop from the Queensland Museum, Australia and colleagues.
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Sea urchins erode rock reefs, excavate pits for themselvesThrough their grazing activity, sea urchins excavate rock and form the pits they occupy. This activity may cause significant bioerosion of temperate reefs, according to a study published Feb. 21, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Michael Russell from Villanova University, US, and colleagues.
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Self-compassion may protect people from the harmful effects of perfectionismRelating to oneself in a healthy way can help weaken the association between perfectionism and depression, according to a study published Feb. 21, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Madeleine Ferrari from Australian Catholic University, and colleagues.
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The Koreas Take ControlNorth Korean Olympics USEditor’s Note: Read all of The Atlantic’s Winter Olympics coverage . Of all the arguments in favor of allowing North Korea to leap into the spotlight with South Korea at the Winter Olympics—what with its deceptively smiley diplomats and even more smiley cheerleaders and the world’s most celebrated winless hockey team —one hasn’t received much attention. “It’s tragic that people of shared history,
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The Atlantic Announces ExpansionThe Atlantic announced today plans for a significant and ambitious expansion across the company. The Atlantic’s President Bob Cohn shared the details in a memo to staff: Colleagues, Many of you were at the town hall this morning. For those of you unable to attend, or those who prefer your information in text and not PowerPoint, I write now with some details about our plans for this year. First, a
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The Life of an Undocumented CoderD has done everything right. He’s worked hard in school, built a valuable skill set, and tried to join the technology industry. But the DACA political confusion keeps throwing up new obstacles. D’s parents are from Guadalajara, Jalisco, in Mexico. They came north as farmworkers and brought their son with them when he was 9, settling in Salinas, California, an agricultural town ten miles inland fr
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Sea urchins can drill holes in solid rock with just their teethIf a sea urchin can't find a suitable pit to live in, it makes one – even if it has to spend months gnawing away at hard granite
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When it comes to climate change, a tantrum is just what we needWe can’t wait for the next generation to solve the problem of climate change but today’s kids can still be a big force for change, says Michael E. Mann
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Trilobites: He Took a Picture of a Supernova While Setting Up His New CameraAstronomers rarely see the beginnings of these explosions, but an Argentine amateur’s lucky picture helped them study the start of a massive star’s violent death.
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Want to know about T rex? Chase an ibis around a track, scientists sayThe Australian white ibis is one of a dozen bird species whose locomotion is revealing a lot about their dinosaur cousins The Australian white ibis, aka “bin chicken”, might not have won the title of Australia’s favourite bird, but its next race might help scientists solve the mystery of how Tyrannosaurus rex walked and ran. The ibis is one of a dozen bird species that scientists raced around an
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Countries investing in well-being allocate resources to child and adolescent psychiatryA new research report shows that a high ranking in the Human Development Index is connected with the availability of mental health services. In a comparison between 17 European and Asian countries, Norway, Switzerland and Finland had the highest ratio of child and adolescent psychiatrists.
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Snakelike Skin Gives a Robot the Power to CrawlResearchers report today that they’ve designed an inflatable robot with its own scales that automatically pop out to get a grip.
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Locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs might be predicted from that of ground-running birdsA new model based on ground-running birds could predict locomotion of bipedal dinosaurs based on their speed and body size, according to a study published February 21, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Peter Bishop from the Queensland Museum, Australia and colleagues.
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Sea urchins erode rock reefs, excavate pits for themselvesThrough their grazing activity, sea urchins excavate rock and form the pits they occupy. This activity may cause significant bioerosion of temperate reefs, according to a study published February 21, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Michael Russell from Villanova University, U.S., and colleagues.
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Scientists create 'Evolutionwatch' for plantsUsing a hitchhiking weed, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology reveal for the first time the mutation rate of a plant growing in the wild.
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How the Activists Who Tore Down Durham's Confederate Statue Got Away With ItDURHAM, N.C.—“Let me be clear, no one is getting away with what happened.” That was Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews’s warning on August 15, 2017. The day before, a protest had formed on the lawn outside the county offices in an old courthouse. In more or less broad daylight, some demonstrators had leaned a ladder against the plinth, reading, “In memory of the boys who wore the gray,” and loope
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Benjamin Netanyahu's Dangerous Obsession With the MediaO ver the course of his career, Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, has faced many formidable rivals. There’s been Yasser Arafat, the late former leader of the Palestinians, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, and Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary general of Hezbollah. But Netanyahu never accused any of them of leading a “Bolshevik campaign” to derail his agenda and ki
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Demonstration sports: Bizarre Olympic sports that never wereWhile the Olympics officially ended demonstration sports in 1992, a century of unique offerings made us rethink what athletic competition could be. Read More
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Climate warming causes local extinction of Rocky Mountain wildflower speciesNew University of Colorado Boulder-led research has established a causal link between climate warming and the localized extinction of a common Rocky Mountain flowering plant, a result that could serve as a herald of future population declines.
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Laser technology takes Maya archeologists where they've never gone beforeWith the help of airborne laser mapping technology, a team of archaeologists, led by University of Arizona professor Takeshi Inomata, is exploring on a larger scale than ever before the history and spread of settlement at the ancient Maya site of Ceibal in Guatemala.
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Securing a child's future needs to start during parents' teen yearsA child's growth and development is affected by the health and lifestyles of their parents before pregnancy -- even going back to adolescence -- according to a new paper.
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Ancient DNA tells tales of humans' migrant historyFueled by advances in analyzing DNA from the bones of ancient humans, scientists have dramatically expanded the number of samples studied -- revealing vast and surprising migrations and genetic mixing of populations in our prehistoric past.
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Measles has made a four-fold comeback in Europe. Guess why...A report from the World Health Organization shows that the European region experienced about 16,000 measles cases in 2017, representing a four-fold increase from the previous year. Read More
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AI-Driven Robot Learns the Meaning of Love, on Paper at LeastThe AI-fueled robot BINA48 has completed a college course called Philosophy of Love
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New analytical method provides an insight into additional chromosomesA new technique promises to identify additional chromosomes involved in carcinogenesis. A method for analyzing additional chromosomes was proposed by a team of scientists at the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology and the Institute of Cytology and Genetics (Siberian branch of Russian Academy of Sciences), NSU Laboratory of Structural, Functional and Comparative Genomics and the University
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WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton Injects $50 Million in Newly Formed Signal FoundationWhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has taken on the leadership of the non-profit behind that popular encryption app—and given it a serious injection of cash.
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Creative couples' intervention significantly helps people with Alzheimer's communicateFor couples with decades of shared memories, a partner's decline in the ability to communicate because of dementia is frightening and frustrating. Communication strategies they've used before simply don't work anymore. By getting creative, an in-home intervention to support couples affected by dementia is showing that 'practice does make perfect,' both for the caregiver and the care receiver or pe
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How bacteria manipulate plantsAttack at the protein front: Xanthomonas bacteria cause diseases in tomato and pepper plants and inject harmful proteins into plant cells. Researchers have now discovered how one of these proteins manipulates the nutrient supply and hormonal balance of plants.
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A Star Is Shorn: The Fine Art of Spotting Supernovae Is Ideal for AmateursWith a simple telescope and camera, a backyard skywatcher has helped professional astronomers witness the never-before-seen beginnings of a star’s explosive death -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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First evidence of surprising ocean warming around Galápagos coralsA new analysis of the natural temperature archives stored in coral reefs shows the ocean around the Galápagos Islands has been warming since the 1970s. The finding surprised the research team, because the sparse instrumental records for sea surface temperature for that part of the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean did not show warming. Scientists thought strong upwelling of colder deep waters spared
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New interaction mechanism of proteins discoveredUZH researchers have discovered a previously unknown way in which proteins interact with one another and cells organize themselves. This new mechanism involves two fully unstructured proteins forming an ultra-high-affinity complex due to their opposite net charge. Proteins usually bind one another as a result of perfectly matching shapes in their three-dimensional structures.
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Securing a child's future needs to start during parents' teen yearsA child's growth and development is affected by the health and lifestyles of their parents before pregnancy -- even going back to adolescence -- according to a new paper.
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Amateur astronomer captures rare first light from massive exploding starFirst light from a supernova is hard to capture; no one can predict where and when a star will explode. An Argentinian amateur astronomer has now captured on film this first light, emitted when the exploding core hits the star's outer layers: shock breakout. Subsequent observations by UC Berkeley astronomers using the Lick and Keck observatories helped identify it as a Type IIb supernova that slim
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Theory suggests root efficiency, independence drove global spread of floraResearchers from Princeton University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences suggest that plants spread worldwide thanks to root adaptations that allowed them to become more efficient and independent. As plant species spread, roots became thinner so they could more efficiently explore poor soils for nutrients, and they shed their reliance on symbiotic fungi. The researchers report that root diameter
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Tackling health problems in the young is crucial for their children's futureA child's growth and development is affected by the health and lifestyles of their parents before pregnancy - even going back to adolescence - according to a new study. The findings show that tackling obesity, mental health, poor nutrition and substance abuse in young people before they become parents is essential for the best possible start to life for their future children.
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Ancient-DNA researchers surpass the 1,000-genome milestoneIn the last eight years, the field of ancient DNA research has expanded from just one ancient human genome to more than 1,300. The latest 625 of those genomes debut Feb. 21 in two papers published simultaneously in Nature, including the largest study of ancient DNA to date.
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Getting sleepy? Fruit flies constantly tune into environmental temperature to time sleepHumans and fruit flies may have not shared a common ancestor for hundreds of millions of years, but the neurons that govern our circadian clocks are strikingly similar.
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Copper Age Iberians 'exported' their culture -- but not their genes -- all over EuropePrehistoric Iberians 'exported' their culture throughout Europe, reaching Great Britain, Sicily, Poland and all over central Europe in general. However, they did not export their genes. The Beaker culture, which probably originated in Iberia, left remains in those parts of the continent. However, that diffusion was not due to large migrations of populations that took this culture with them.
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Ancient DNA tells tales of humans' migrant historyFueled by advances in analyzing DNA from the bones of ancient humans, scientists have dramatically expanded the number of samples studied -- revealing vast and surprising migrations and genetic mixing of populations in our prehistoric past.
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In a first, tiny diamond anvils trigger chemical reactions by squeezingScientists have turned the smallest possible bits of diamond and other super-hard specks into 'molecular anvils' that squeeze and twist molecules until chemical bonds break and atoms exchange electrons. These are the first such chemical reactions triggered by mechanical pressure alone, and researchers say the method offers a new way to do chemistry at the molecular level that is greener, more effi
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Arizona's Tepary Beans Preserve A Native Past, Hold Promise For The FutureLocal Native Americans grew teparies for centuries, but the beans began to sink into obscurity. Now, thanks to seed preservation and farmers who want to preserve the past, they're making a comeback. (Image credit: Mariana Dale/KJZZ)
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Ancient ‘dark-skinned’ Briton Cheddar Man find may not be trueThe headline was that an ancient Briton from 10,000 years ago had dark skin, but the genetics of skin colour are so complex that we can’t be sure
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Trigger warnings are taking over universities, but do they work?Talk of trigger warnings and microaggressions are sweeping through university campuses, but some researchers question whether they have any psychological basis
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France wants to have 500 wolves roaming its countrysideThe number of wolves in France will be allowed to increase by 40 per cent, as wilderness continues its return to Europe
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We can now squeeze a molecule and turn it into one that we wantWe can now precisely tweak molecular structures just by squeezing them - a technique that could let us efficiently build custom drug compounds on the cheap
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Ancient Britons 'replaced' by newcomersBritain's Stone Age population was almost completely replaced some 4,500 years ago, a study shows.
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Magnetic field traces gas and dust swirling around supermassive black holeAstronomers reveal a new high resolution map of the magnetic field lines in gas and dust swirling around the supermassive black hole at the center of our Galaxy. The team created the map, which is the first of its kind, using the CanariCam infrared camera attached to the Gran Telescopio Canarias sited on the island of La Palma.
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Zika virus could help combat brain cancerResearchers show that infection by Zika caused death of cells from glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive kind of malignant brain tumor in adults. Scientists foresee the use of genetic engineering to neutralize Zika virus' infectious whilst preserving the viral particles which induce the death of tumoral cells.
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Did humans speak through cave art? Ancient drawings and language's originsWhen and where did humans develop language? To find out, look deep inside caves, suggests a professor.
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Bacteria produce more substances than hitherto assumedThe bacterium Streptomyces chartreusis is an antibiotic-producing bacterium that releases more metabolites into the surrounding medium than scientists assumed based on the analysis of the genome. Many of the substances are likely released to mediate interactions with its environment. They might also include molecules that are of interest as potential pharmaceutical agents. A research team analysed
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Evolution plays many tricks against large-scale bioproductionUltra-deep DNA sequencing of thousands of cells uncovers many competing mechanisms of evolution as a threat to efficient scale-up of biobased chemicals production. Evolution plays an underestimated role in bioprocesses and limits yields much more than previously anticipated.
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Asian elephants have different personality traits just like humansResearchers have studied a timber elephant population in Myanmar and discovered that Asian elephant personality manifests through three different factors. The personality factors identified by the researchers are Attentiveness, Sociability and Aggressiveness.
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Arrival of Beaker folk changed Britain forever, ancient DNA study showsAt least 90% of the ancestry of Britons was replaced by a wave of migrants, who arrived about 4,500 years ago, say researchers The largest ever study on ancient DNA has shown that Britain was changed forever by the arrival of the Beaker folk, a wave of migrants about 4,500 years ago who brought with them new customs, new burial practices, and beautiful, distinctive bell-shaped pottery. Related: F
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An amateur astronomer caught a supernova explosion on cameraAn amateur astronomer has caught a supernova explosion on camera.
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Amateur astronomer captures rare first light from massive exploding starThanks to lucky snapshots taken by an amateur astronomer in Argentina, scientists have obtained their first view of the initial burst of light from the explosion of a massive star.
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Getting sleepy? Fruit flies constantly tune into environmental temperature to time sleepHumans and fruit flies may have not shared a common ancestor for hundreds of millions of years, but the neurons that govern our circadian clocks are strikingly similar.
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Ancient DNA tells tales of humans' migrant historyScientists once could reconstruct humanity's distant past only from the mute testimony of ancient settlements, bones, and artifacts.
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In a first, tiny diamond anvils trigger chemical reactions by squeezingScientists have turned the smallest possible bits of diamond and other super-hard specks into "molecular anvils" that squeeze and twist molecules until chemical bonds break and atoms exchange electrons. These are the first such chemical reactions triggered by mechanical pressure alone, and researchers say the method offers a new way to do chemistry at the molecular level that is greener, more effi
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Theory suggests root efficiency, independence drove global spread of floraA new theory of plant evolution suggests that the 400 million-year drive of flora across the globe may not have been propelled by the above-ground traits we can see easily, but by underground adaptations that allowed plants to become more efficient and independent.
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Billy Graham, the Great Uniter, Leaves Behind a Divided EvangelicalismBilly Graham USBilly Graham, the famous preacher who reached millions of people around the world through his Christian ministry, died on Wednesday at 99. Over the course of more than six decades, he reshaped the landscape of evangelism, sharing the gospel from North Carolina to North Korea and developing innovative ways to communicate the message of the Bible. He influenced generations of pastors and developed
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PHAT Life: Effective HIV intervention for youth in the criminal justice systemA group risk-reduction intervention that uses role-playing, videos, games, and skill-building exercises to promote knowledge about HIV/AIDS, positive coping, and problem-solving skills for high-risk teens in the juvenile justice system, showed great potential for reducing sexual risk-taking. The findings were published in Health Psychology and funded by the National Institute on Minority Health an
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Film Memento helped uncover how the brain remembers and interprets events from cluesIn the Christopher Nolan film Memento (2000) the protagonist suffers from long-term memory loss and is unable to retain new memories for no longer than a few minutes. The events unfold in reversed chronological order. The results deepen our understanding of how the brain functions, how narratives work in film, and memory mechanisms impaired by conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.
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Listening to data could be the best way to track salmon migrationSound could be the key to understanding ecological data: in a new study, researchers have turned chemical data that shows salmon migration patterns into sound, helping people hear when they move towards the ocean from one river to another. The approach - called sonification - enables even untrained listeners to interpret large amounts of complex data, providing an easier way to interpret 'big data
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'Chameleon' ocean bacteria can shift their colorsCyanobacteria -- which propel the ocean engine and help sustain marine life -- can shift their color like chameleons to match different colored light across the world's seas, according to new research.
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This heated jacket uses AI, Alexa, and other buzzwords to keep you perfectly snugMinistry of Supply’s new Mercury jacket learns about your habits to figure out when to turn up the temperature.
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One thing leads to another: Causal chains link health, development, and conservationThe linkages between environmental health and human well-being are complex and dynamic, and researchers have developed numerous models and theories for describing them. They include attempts to bridge traditional academic boundaries, uniting fields of study under rubrics such as social-ecological frameworks, coupled human and natural systems, ecosystem services, and resilience theory. However, the
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One thing leads to another: Causal chains link health, development, and conservationThe linkages between environmental health and human well-being are complex, and recent scholarship has developed a number of models for describing them. Unfortunately, these efforts have been constrained by varying practices and a lack of agreement among practitioners on consistent practices. Jiangxiao Qiu, an Assistant Professor in Landscape Ecology at the University of Florida, and his colleague
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Researchers uncover novel mechanism behind schizophreniaAn international team of researchers led by a Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine scientist has uncovered a novel mechanism in which a protein--neuregulin 3--controls how key neurotransmitters are released in the brain during schizophrenia. The protein is elevated in people with schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses, but the study is the first to investigate how it causes
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Eyewire Winter Games 2018: The VS winner is…!The winner of this Winter Games’ VS is Team Snowboarding! Eyewire’s picked a delightfully daring way to get yourself across the snow. Congratulations to both sides, however, on a job well done! Artwork by Daniela Gamba
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Did An IV Cocktail Of Vitamins And Drugs Save This Lumberjack From Sepsis?A 51-year-old man nearly died from septic shock, when a crushing injury led to overwhelming infection. After getting an experimental treatment, he's recovering well, but some doctors want more proof. (Image credit: Ian C. Bates for NPR)
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Proposed Exomoon Defies Formation TheoriesThe mysterious object could be the first moon found beyond our solar system—or something else entirely -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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European space probe prepares to sniff Martian atmosphereA European space probe has swung into position around Mars in preparation to analyze its atmosphere for possible signs of life.
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Cross-bred flies reveal new clues about how proteins are regulatedProteins are the go-getters of a cell. They carry out all the jobs that are required for cells to grow, reproduce and perform other duties. But genes carry instructions for far more proteins than are present in a cell at any one time. Therefore, it's useful for researchers to know the set of proteins present, or the proteome, in a cell or tissue at a given time and under certain conditions. Unders
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Cross-bred flies reveal new clues about how proteins are regulatedThe investigators used a technique called bottom-up proteomics (sometimes called shotgun proteomics) to reveal which proteins of each species were present in the hybrid flies.
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The writing on the wallWhen and where did humans develop language? To find out, look deep inside caves, suggests an MIT professor.
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Lizard loveAnolis lizards have a thing or two to teach humans about love -- or in scientific speak, sexual selection -- at least when it comes to territoriality.Decades of behavioral research on the lizard's mating systems have resulted in near-unanimous agreement among scientists that the males maintain restricted, static territories to defend exclusive mating access to females within these territories and
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Berkeley Lab 'minimalist machine learning' algorithms analyze images from very little dataBerkeley Lab mathematicians have developed a new approach to machine learning aimed at experimental imaging data. Rather than relying on the tens or hundreds of thousands of images used by typical machine learning methods, this new approach 'learns' much more quickly and requires far fewer images.
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UNIST researchers reveal how one bacterium inhibits predators with poisonA team of scientists, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has unveiled that the bacterium Chromobacterium piscinae produces cyanide, an inhibitory molecule, to defend themselves in the battle against Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus HD100.
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My best photograph: Mars rover Curiosity's shot of the hill she'll never climb‘The mountain in the distance is her goal but we don’t think she’ll get to the top. It’s going to take her another five years just to get to the bright rock formation below’ Planetary scientist, US Geological Survey Continue reading...
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Team finds the movement behavior of an anole species to be more dynamic than previously thoughtAnolis lizards have a thing or two to teach humans about love—or in scientific speak, sexual selection—at least when it comes to territoriality.
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The race to map the world for autonomous cars is on—and messy
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Google's digital assistant branches out to Nest cameraGoogle's voice-activated assistant is branching out to Nest's deluxe security camera in an expansion that may amplify the privacy concerns surrounding internet-connected microphones.
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Was the Incan Empire a socialist paradise?The Incan Empire had many amazing monuments and lasting achievements. One of the more fascinating is how the Inca managed to run such a large empire without a market economy. Read More
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Heroin vaccine blocks lethal overdoses and stops addictionThe new approach to opiate addiction and overdose has been in development for 25 years. Read More
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Gaza to pump sewage straight into sea as crisis worsensMunicipalities in Gaza announced Wednesday they will pump sewage straight into the sea from the Palestinian coastal enclave due to fuel shortages and the desperate humanitarian situation in the strip.
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Computer scientists and materials researchers collaborate to optimize steel classificationSteel is used to build cars, wind turbines and bridges and there are currently about 5000 different types of steel available on the market. But how can steel producers guarantee that a particular steel will always exhibit the same high quality? Up until now experienced experts analysed material samples under the microscope and carefully compared the results against reference images. But classifyin
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Rock dusting on farms could cool the climate, so let’s try itCrushed basalt applied to agricultural land could soak up billions of tons of carbon dioxide and boost crops. Let's put it to the test, says Olive Heffernan
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Providers more likely to dismiss young women’s heart attack signsYoung women who report heart attack symptoms are more likely to have their providers dismiss them as not heart-related, according to a new study. The research examined the relationship between gender, self-reported symptoms, perception of symptoms, and self-reported care-seeking among patients 55 years and younger who were hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). While the differences
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Animal study shows how to retrain the immune system to ease food allergiesTreating food allergies might be a simple matter of teaching the immune system a new trick, researchers at Duke Health have found. In a study using mice bred to have peanut allergies, the Duke researchers were able to reprogram the animals' immune systems using a nanoparticle delivery of molecules to the lymph nodes that switched off the life-threatening reactions to peanut exposures.
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UT Dallas team's microscopic solution may save researchers big timeA University of Texas at Dallas graduate student, his advisor and industry collaborators believe they have addressed a long-standing problem troubling scientists and engineers for more than 35 years: How to prevent the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope from crashing into the surface of a material during imaging or lithography
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Zika virus could help combat brain cancerStudy by Brazilian researchers shows infection by Zika caused death of cells from glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive kind of malignant brain tumor in adults. Scientists foresee the use of genetic engineering to neutralize Zika virus' infectious whilst preserving the viral particles which induce the death of tumoral cells.
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Researchers bring high-res magnetic resonance imaging to nanometer scaleA new technique that brings magnetic resonance imaging to the nanometer scale with unprecedented resolution will open the door for major advances in understanding new materials, virus particles and proteins that cause diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Researchers at the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo used a new type of hardware and numerical algorithms to im
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An improved anti-addiction medicationDrug addiction continues to plague vast numbers of people across the world, destroying and ending lives, while attempts to develop more effective pharmaceutical addiction treatments continue. Scientists now report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society the development of a potent new medicine to fight addiction, which might also be an effective treatment for epilepsy and other conditions.
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Money can buy happiness. Here’s how much it takesMoney can buy happiness, new research suggests, but there’s an optimal amount. “That might be surprising as what we see on TV and what advertisers tell us we need would indicate that there is no ceiling when it comes to how much money is needed for happiness, but we now see there are some thresholds,” says Andrew T. Jebb, the lead author and doctoral student in the Purdue University department of
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Bats help grow our crops, but climate change has them on the moveNexus Media News Rising temperatures are shifting bat migration patterns, with possible consequences for farmers. Bats play an important role in agriculture. Now, they are changing their migratory behavior as a result of a warming planet.
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New research fails to support efficacy of desvenlafaxine for treating MDD in adolescentsNew studies in children and adolescents with major depressive disorder (MDD) reported negative outcomes, failing to support the effectiveness of desvenlafaxine (Pristiq, Pfizer) compared to placebo.
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Researchers bring high res magnetic resonance imaging to nanometer scaleA new technique that brings magnetic resonance imaging to the nanometer scale with unprecedented resolution will open the door for major advances in understanding new materials, virus particles and proteins that cause diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
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Learning about coronary heart disease from womenWhile many risk factors of CHD, such as smoking, high blood pressure and age, are common among men and women, some metabolic risk factors, such as being diabetic, are more strongly associated with increased risk of CHD in women than in men. A new study by Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers uncovered a new biomarker for CHD. Their results are published in Circulation.
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An improved anti-addiction medicationDrug addiction continues to plague vast numbers of people across the world, destroying and ending lives, while attempts to develop more effective pharmaceutical addiction treatments continue. Scientists now report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society the development of a potent new medicine to fight addiction, which might also be an effective treatment for epilepsy and other conditions.
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DNA analysis reveals the ‘extinct’ Taino people never died outDNA analysis reveals the Taino people who welcomed Columbus to the New World were not eradicated after all. Read More
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From compost to composites: An eco-friendly way to improve rubberThe concept of "from trash to treasure" holds true for the world of composting, where food waste is recycled into fertilizer for gardens. But what if compost could go beyond fertilizer? Now, one group reports in ACS Omega that by collecting the gases produced during the compost process, they can combine it with rubber to make optimized electronic sealants and sensors.
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'Chameleon' ocean bacteria can shift their colorsCyanobacteria - which propel the ocean engine and help sustain marine life - can shift their colour like chameleons to match different coloured light across the world's seas, according to research by an international collaboration including the University of Warwick.
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Why Self-Taught Artificial Intelligence Has Trouble With the Real WorldUntil very recently, the machines that could trounce champions were at least respectful enough to start by learning from human experience. To beat Garry Kasparov at chess in 1997, IBM engineers made use of centuries of chess wisdom in their Deep Blue computer. In 2016, Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo thrashed champion Lee Sedol at the ancient board game Go after poring over millions of positions from t
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This artificial skin can sense ladybug footstepsNew research sets the stage for an evolution in electronics by taking the concept of “artificial skin” to the next level. The work demonstrates not only a stretchable circuitry that can feel the touch of a ladybug, but also a manufacturing process to mass-produce this circuitry. Restoring some semblance of touch to people who use prosthetic limbs has been a driving force behind Stanford Universit
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From compost to composites: An eco-friendly way to improve rubber (video)The concept of "from trash to treasure" holds true for the world of composting, where food waste is recycled into fertilizer for gardens. But what if compost could go beyond fertilizer? Now, one group reports in ACS Omega that by collecting the gases produced during the compost process, they can combine it with rubber to make optimized electronic sealants and sensors.
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'Chameleon' ocean bacteria can shift their colorsCyanobacteria -- which propel the ocean engine and help sustain marine life -- can shift their color like chameleons to match different colored light across the world's seas, according to research by an international collaboration including the University of Warwick.
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New e-skin displays your vital signs on your handNanoscale mesh e-skin can turn your skin into a wearable display. Read More
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'The Last Jedi''s User Interfaces Aren't Just Cool-LookingEvery display in the latest Star Wars film exists to help tell the story.
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Global cybercrime costs $600 bn annually: studyThe annual cost of cybercrime has hit $600 billion worldwide, fueled by growing sophistication of hackers and proliferation of criminal marketplaces and cryptocurrencies, researchers said Wednesday.
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Listening to data could be the best way to track salmon migrationSound could be the key to understanding ecological data: in a new study in Heliyon, researchers have turned chemical data that shows salmon migration patterns into sound, helping people hear when they move towards the ocean from one river to another. The approach - called sonification - enables even untrained listeners to interpret large amounts of complex data, providing an easier way to interpre
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Magnetic field traces gas and dust swirling around supermassive black holeAstronomers reveal a new high resolution map of the magnetic field lines in gas and dust swirling around the supermassive black hole at the centre of our Galaxy, published in a new paper in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The team, led by Professor Pat Roche of the University of Oxford, created the map, which is the first of its kind, using the CanariCam infrared camera attached
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Magnetic field traces gas and dust swirling around supermassive black holeAstronomers reveal a new high resolution map of the magnetic field lines in gas and dust swirling around the supermassive black hole at the centre of our Galaxy, published in a new paper in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The team, led by Professor Pat Roche of the University of Oxford, created the map, which is the first of its kind, using the CanariCam infrared camera attached
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Minimising risks of transplantsA bone marrow transplant is often the only therapy available to save leukaemia patients, but the risk of complications is high. Nearly half of all patients experience an unwanted reaction of their immune system, which often attacks their skin and liver and in up to 50 percent of cases the intestines. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have succeeded in decipheri


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