Dagens Medicin

Hæstorp: Kom ud i virkeligheden, Lars Løkke RasmussenRegionsrådsformand Sophie Hæstorp inviterer statsminister Lars Løkke Rasmussen til at ‘komme ud i virkeligheden’, og se hvordan hovedstadens sundhedsvæsen fungerer.
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Dagens Medicin

Statsministeren: Hovedstadsregionen skal stramme opChristiansborg på et tidspunkt nødt til reagere på uforklarlige, regionale forskelle i kvaliteten af sundhedsydelser på vitale områder som kræftbehandling, siger statsminister Lars Løkke Rasmussen.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

New staining method enables Nano-CT imaging of tissue samplesTo date, examining patient tissue samples has meant cutting them into thin slices for histological analysis. This could change, thanks to a new staining method devised by an interdisciplinary team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM). This allows specialists to investigate three-dimensional tissue samples using the nano-CT system also recently developed at TUM.
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New Scientist - News

We may be overdue a massive war, says a statistical analysisSince the end of the second world war a “long peace” has prevailed around the world, but far from being a new era in history it could just be a statistical fluke
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Viden

Gravide med diabetes giver sygdommen videre til børneneNogle gravide får en midlertidig form for diabetes under graviditeten. Ny forskning viser, at deres børn har større risiko for diabetes.
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New Scientist - News

Eating fish as a child seems to protect you from hay feverInfants who eat fish are less likely to develop hay fever later on, a finding that suggests changing diets have played a role in rising allergy rates
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Disease-bearing mosquitoes gain from shrinkage of green spacesUrbanization and the resulting shrinkage of green spaces in cities are a boon for mosquitoes that transmit pathogens, including Aedes aegypti (dengue) and Culex quinquefasciatus (lymphatic filariasis). More adapted to urban areas, they benefit from the decline in populations of other mosquito species.
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Big Think

Adults must guide kids' lives, and give them a sense of self-control"Our kids are 'wired' for control. Our role as adults is not to force them to follow the track we’ve laid out for them; it’s to help them develop the skills to find their own way..." Read More
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Plastic straws could be banned, suggests Michael GoveThe environment secretary suggests outlawing plastic straws could be easier after Brexit.
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The Atlantic

The Spectacular Implosion of Eric GreitensIt’s customary to refer to a politician’s quick rise as “meteoric.” Overlooked in that cliché is a truth about what happens to meteorites: They strike the ground violently and destructively. That’s worth considering in light of the meteoric rise of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, who was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with felony invasion of privacy charges in connection with a 2015 ext
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The Atlantic

What Does Trump Actually Think About Gun Control?Crises are crucibles, bringing out a leader’s core characteristics. The aftermath of the shooting last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has thrown two sides of President Trump into sharp relief. Over the course of 48 hours, Trump has suggested a variety of possible responses to gun violence in schools. Some of them look like the product of the independent, unconv
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Ingeniøren

Hør ugens podcast med nyt om elbiler og Huawei-telefonerIngeniørens ugentlige podcast, Transformator, handler denne gang om de amerikanske efterretningstjenesters advarsler mod telefoner fra Huawei og ZTE. Du kan også høre nyheder om bl.a. elbiler fra det kommende Geneva Motor Show.
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Ingeniøren

Behov for ny fysik? Universet udvider sig hurtigere end ventetHubble-teleskopet har foretaget de mest præcise målinger nogensinde af universet ekspansionshastighed. Det viser overraskende nyt, og giver astronomerne hovedbrud.
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Ingeniøren

Tvivl og travlhed giver forsinkede EU-standarderEn irsk retssag og mange reviderede EU-direktiver betyder, at flere harmoniserede standarder er forsinket. Det giver ekstra arbejde hos elektronikvirksomhederne.
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Ingeniøren

Banker advarer: Svindlere lokker NemID-koder ud af borgere med telefon-spoofingSvindlere, som har udgivet sig for at være fra bankers support, har siden i går kontaktet danskere, i forsøg på at franarre dem betalingsoplysninger.
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Dagens Medicin

Kunsten at sikre sig mod kvalitetsbristSådan har vi søgt at sikre os efter den såkaldte brystkræftsag på Regionshospitalet Viborg.
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Live Science

Evolution May Make it Harder for Humans to Hold Their LiquorHumans are still evolving… but before toasting to that, know this: Some of the genetic changes may make hangovers worse, a new study finds.
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NYT > Science

Global Health: Measles Cases in Europe Quadrupled in 2017Outbreaks across the continent infected 21,000 and killed at least 35 children, leading some governments to crack down on vaccine compliance.
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Live Science

Here's What Happens When You Break Apart a Fidget Spinner & Swallow ItWhether fidget spinners really help kids focus is unclear, but one thing is for sure: Don't take the ball-bearing toy apart and swallow the pieces.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

New mutant coral symbiont alga able to switch off symbiosisResearchers in Japan have identified the first spontaneous mutant coral symbiont alga that doesn't maintain a symbiotic relationship with its host.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Meteorological silk road pattern may take a toll on Eurasian climate in north-jet yearsThe Silk Road pattern in meteorology is a wave-like teleconnection pattern in the summer propagating eastward under the wave guidance of the upper-tropospheric Asian westerly jet stream. It shows up as alternate southerly and northerly anomalies (or cyclonic and anticyclonic circulation anomalies) along the jet, and is the leading mode of the interannual variability of upper-tropospheric meridiona
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BMW plans electric Mini production in ChinaGerman auto giant BMW said Friday it plans to build an electric version of its compact Mini in China, in a possible joint venture with local partner Great Wall.
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Ingeniøren

Tysk domstol udskyder skæbnedag for dieselbilerAfgørelsen om, hvorvidt byerne Düsseldorf og Stuttgart må forbyde de mest forurenende dieselbiler, ventes at lande i næste uge. Dommen kan få betydning for biltrafikken over hele landet.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Playing both ends: Amphibian adapted to varied evolutionary pressuresCaecilian, Siphonops annulatus, a limbless amphibian found throughout Brazil, has a concentration of enlarged mucous glands in its head region and a concentration of enlarged poison glands in its posterior region. These concentration appear to have evolved from different selective pressures: the ability to tunnel into the ground and to defend oneself from predators.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Study tracks evolutionary transition to destructive cancerIn a new study, researchers at ASU's Biodesign Institute led an international team to explore how evolutionary processes guide the pathways of cells. Their results, which appear in the advanced online edition of the journal Nature Communications, point to influences leading some cells to remain stable over time while driving others to become cancerous and expand without limit.
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New Scientist - News

Having children may add 11 years to a woman’s biological ageHaving a baby seems to be linked to shorter caps on the ends of a woman’s chromosomes – a sign of ageing that has been linked to disease and a shorter lifespan
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Science : NPR

Coal Jobs Have Gone Up Under Trump, But Not Because Of His PoliciesThe number of U.S. coal jobs rose slightly during the president's first year in office. But energy analysts credit short-term market forces and say they won't stop long-term decline. (Image credit: Dake Kang/AP)
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Playing both ends: Amphibian adapted to varied evolutionary pressuresCaecilians are serpent-like creatures, but they're not snakes or giant worms. The limbless amphibians, related to frogs and salamanders, favor tropical climates of Africa, Asia and the Americas. Most live in burrows of their own making; some are aquatic.
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Ingeniøren

Rotteregister til rotterne: It-systemer taler ikke sammenDen nationale database 'Rottereden' fungerer ikke, fordi kommunernes it-systemer ikke taler sammen. Det går ud over skadedyrsbekæmpelsen, mener Miljøstyrelsen.
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Ingeniøren

Mangel på nye aksler: ME-lokomotiver risikerer at stå længe på værkstedPendlerne risikerer måneder med færre tog: Halvdelen af akslerne på DSB's ME-lokomotiver kan ikke umiddelbart repareres, og DSB har kun nye aksler til fire lokomotiver.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

'Fishing continued' after East China sea oil spillSatellite images obtained by the BBC show that fishing continued for days after a massive oil spill
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Japan confirms oil from wrecked tanker hitting its beachesNissan Japanese EasyOil that has washed ashore on several southern Japanese islands is likely from an Iranian tanker that sank in the East China Sea last month, Japan's coastguard said Friday.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Astronomers Spot Most Distant Supernova Ever SeenLight from the powerful cosmic explosion took 10.5 billion years to reach Earth -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ingeniøren

Ugens it-job: Softwareudvikler hos HOFOR eller job i NetcompanyPå dagens liste er der job for både teknikere, ledere, arkitekter og udviklere. Find det rette job for dig.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Review: 'Dragon Quest Builders' a perfect fit on Nintendo SwitchIt's impossible for me to keep up with every game. Dozens of titles launch every month and some are bound to fall to the wayside. That's how "Dragon Quest Builders" fell off my radar in 2016.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Operation Gunnerside: The Norwegian Attack on Heavy Water that Deprived the Nazis of the Atomic BombFebruary 28 marks the 75th anniversary of one of the most dramatic and important military missions of World War II -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Applebee's and IHOP's new recipe for success: technology, takeout and takeoversWith free birthday breakfast meals and all-you-can-eat riblets, the IHOP and Applebee's restaurant chains became a traditional stop for millions of American families seeking a feast.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Chicago winters don't bug these insects, thanks to that natural antifreezeA bonus of the sometimes brutal Midwest winters is the absence of creepy crawlies that take a bite out us during the summer months.
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Dagens Medicin

Nye senfølgecentre er »fremtidens musik«Med en økonomisk indsprøjtning fra sidste års Knæk Cancer-indsamling i ryggen skal tre ny senfølgecentre hjælpe de mange patienter, som lever med fysiske og psykosociale følger til en kræftbehandling. Senfølgeproblemer har hidtil stået i skyggen, men centrene markerer begyndelsen på et nyt behandlingsparadigme, lyder forhåbning fra en centerleder.
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Dagens Medicin

Senfølger til kræft i bækkenorganerne skal under luppenDen forskning i bækkenbundsproblemer, som i flere år har fundet sted i Aarhus, skal udbredes til resten af landet i regi af et nyt senfølge-center. Visionen er at forbedre tilværelsen for de mange patienter, som døjer med senfølger efter kræft i bækkenorganerne.
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Dagens Medicin

Nyt center skal forebygge senfølger efter brystkræftDen høje overlevelse blandt patienter, der er behandlet for brystkræft, betyder, at senfølger i stadig større grad bliver en udfordring, som sundhedsvæsenet bør tage alvorligt, siger professor Peer Christiansen, der skal lede det nye center for senfølger efter brystkræftbehandling.
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Dagens Medicin

Ilden er løsDe ansatte i sundhedsvæsenet har brug for noget at trøste sig med.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

In China's eSport schools students learn it pays to playMost teachers would not be impressed to discover a student playing video games in their class. But at a school in eastern China it is mandatory, part of a drive to train eSport champions and tap into the booming industry.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Judge: Ads can run in Uber, Lyft vehicles in New York CityA judge gave the green light Thursday to a Minnesota company that wants to put advertising in vehicles driven for companies like Uber and Lyft in New York City.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Glitches or not, Nissan starts testing semi-autonomous ridesIn the future Nissan envisions, driverless cars will pick up children from school and recommend restaurants to tourists in various languages.
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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab

Velfærdsturisme er en myteNi ud af ti EU-borgere, der modtager centrale sociale ydelser i Danmark, har været bosat her i...
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Viden

Stort studie slår fast: Antidepressiv medicin virkerProfessor kalder det enestående, at man nu endelig kan dokumentere, at antidepressiv medicin virker.
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Dagens Medicin

De næste reformer skal frigøre mere tid til faglighedDen næste store reform skal give lægerne mere tid til lægegerningen, siger statsminister Lars Løkke Rasmussen i et interview om kræftindsatsen, sammenhæng i sundhedsvæsenet og forældrenes sygdom.
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Dagens Medicin

Sundhedsvæsenet kan ikke blive et nulfejlssystemSundhedsvæsenet bør fokusere mere på alt det, der går godt, og lære af det.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

NIST expertise helps protect Emancipation Proclamation at African American History MuseumThis month, two seminal documents in American history—the Emancipation Proclamation and the 13th Amendment to the Constitution—went on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC).
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Ingeniøren

Datatilsynet løfter pegefingeren: Meget beklageligt, at SSI ikke lever op til lovenDatatilsynet udtaler kritik af Statens Serum Institut efter Version2-afsløring om, at SSI ikke har ført et eneste tilsyn med sine databehandlere.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Could More Snow in Antarctica Slow Sea Level Rise?New claims that increased snowfall in eastern regions could offset melting in the western side of the continent might not stand the test of time -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Ingeniøren

Leder: Ligegyldighed over for farligt legetøj må stoppe
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Transforming patient health care and well-being through lightingThe world of health care is changing rapidly and there is increased interest in the role that light and lighting can play in improving health outcomes for patients and providing healthy work environments for staff, according to many researchers. Recently, the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, together with the Illumination Engineering So
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Almost all adolescents in an economically disadvantaged urban population exposed to tobacco smokeNinety-four percent of adolescents ages 13 to 19 in an economically disadvantaged, largely minority population in San Francisco had measurable levels of a biomarker specific for exposure to tobacco smoke (NNAL).
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Kids from low-income areas fare worse after heart surgery, finds studyA national study found that children with congenital heart disease from low-income neighborhoods had a higher mortality rate and higher hospital costs after heart surgery compared with similar kids from higher-income neighborhoods.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Giant intrinsic chirality from planar dielectric nanostructuresHarvard researchers have developed a metasurface, comprised of a single planar layer of nanostructures, which exhibits strong optical chirality in transmission. This means it can let circularly polarized light of one polarization pass through almost unhindered, while light of the opposite helicity is completely diffracted away. Such capabilities are incredibly useful for a host of applications, su
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The Atlantic

Radio Atlantic: How Innocence Becomes IrrelevantAfter Rick Magnis, a Texas judge, reviewed the evidence in Benjamine Spencer’s case, he recommended a new trial for Spencer “on the grounds of actual innocence.” But Texas’s highest criminal court took the rare step of rejecting the judge’s ruling. Why? Because Spencer did not meet the state’s “Herculean” standard of unassailable proof, such as DNA, that would remove all doubts of his innocence.
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Ingeniøren

Efterretningstjenester advarer mod kinesisk leverandør af danske telenetCheferne for flere amerikanske efterretningstjenester advarer mod produkter fra kinesiske Huawei, som står for TDC’s mobilnet. Center for Cybersikkerhed afviser grund til bekymring.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

New crystal structures reveal mysterious mechanism of gene regulation by the 'magic spot'Using an innovative crystallization technique for studying 3D structures of gene transcription machinery, researchers revealed new insights into the long debated action of the 'magic spot' -- a molecule that controls gene expression in E. coli and many other bacteria when the bacteria are stressed. The study contributes to fundamental understanding of how bacteria adapt and survive under adverse c
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Positive results for larotrectinib against TRK-fusion cancer55 patients representing 17 cancer types tested positive for TRK fusion and were treated with larotrectinib. Overall response rate was 75 percent.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Animal diversity improves reproducibility of pre-clinical researchPre-clinical animal research is typically based on single laboratory studies conducted under highly standardized conditions. But in a new study, researchers show that this near-universal practice may actually help to explain the poor reproducibility of pre-clinical animal research. Instead of standardized conditions, diversity may be better.
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Gut microbes protect against sepsis: Mouse studySepsis occurs when the body's response to the spread of bacteria or toxins to the bloodstream damages tissues and organs. The fight against sepsis could get a helping hand from a surprising source: gut bacteria. Researchers found that giving mice particular microbes increased blood levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies, which protected against the kind of widespread bacterial invasion that l
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Analysis finds lower IQ in children with chronic kidney diseaseAn analysis of published studies indicates that children with chronic kidney disease may have lower intellectual functioning compared than children in the general population. Compared with children with mild-to-moderate stage kidney disease and with kidney transplants, children on dialysis had the lowest IQ scores. Deficits were evident for attention, memory, and executive function domains.
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Ingeniøren

Forsinkede EU-standarder koster virksomheder dyrtHundredvis af tekniske standarder hober sig op hos EU-Kommissionen. Det både forsinker og fordyrer nye produkter unødigt, lyder det fra industrien.
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Ingeniøren

To ord kan ødelægge din jobsamtaleMåden du omtaler din nuværende samt tidligere arbejdspladser på, kan have stor betydning for din jobchancer. Det fastslår administrerende direktør i voksende teknologivirksomhed.
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Inside Science

Tracy StaedterContributor Tracy Staedter is a freelance science writer based in Boston, who writes for Earther, IEEE Spectrum, Seeker, Live Science, HowStuffWorks, DAME and more. Author articles Creature Scientists Unearth a New Class of Antibiotic Compounds from the Soil The discovery may one day help people with multidrug-resistant bacterial infections. Tracy Staedter, Contributor
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Wildlife secrets of Nigeria's last wildernessRare chimps, leopards and pangolins have been caught on camera in the forests of Nigeria's largest national park.
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Live Science

Facts About Pangaea, Ancient SupercontinentAbout 300 million years ago, all the seven continents formed one massive supercontinent called Pangaea.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Stagnation in the South PacificA team led by geochemist has discovered important evidence that the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels at the end of the last ice age was triggered by changes in the Antarctic Ocean.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Drier conditions could doom Rocky Mountain spruce and fir treesDrier summers and a decline in average snowpack over the past 40 years have severely hampered the establishment of two foundational tree species in subalpine regions of Colorado's Front Range, suggesting that climate warming is already taking a toll on forest health in some areas of the southern Rocky Mountains.
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Fertility breakthrough: New research could extend egg health with ageResearchers have identified a key protein in old, poor-quality C. elegans eggs. When they blocked this protein midway through the fertile window, the equivalent of a woman in her early thirties, they successfully extended egg viability beyond the normal span. Another experiment that knocked out this protein's genes entirely extended the worms' fertility by about 10 percent. If applied to humans, t
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New insight into how magma feeds volcanic eruptionsResearchers have provided new insights into how molten rock (magma) moves through the Earth's crust to feed volcanic eruptions. Using laboratory experiments involving water, jelly and laser imaging, researchers were able to demonstrate how magma magma flows through the Earth's crust to the surface through magma-filled cracks called dykes.
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NYT > Science

Opening Mental Hospitals Unlikely to Prevent Mass Shootings, Experts SayDonald Trump AmericansSpree killers may be angry and troubled, but few have shown symptoms that would have landed them in mental hospitals.
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Loops, loops, and more loops: This is how your DNA gets organizedA living cell is able to neatly package a big jumble of DNA into chromosomes while preparing for cell division. For over a century, scientists have been puzzled for decades on how the process works. Researchers now managed for the first time to isolate and film the process, and witnessed -- in real time -- how a single protein complex called condensin reels in DNA to extrude a loop.
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How bats carry viruses without getting sickBats are known to harbor highly pathogenic viruses like Ebola or Marburg and yet they do not show clinical signs of disease. Scientists find that in bats, an antiviral immune pathway called the STING-interferon pathway is dampened, and bats can maintain just enough defense against illness without triggering a heightened immune reaction.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

A look at the space between mouse brain cellsBetween the brain's neurons and glial cells is a critical but understudied structure that's been called neuroscience's final frontier: the extracellular space. With a new imaging paradigm, scientists can now see into and study this complex fluid-filled matrix.
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Decoding the structure of huntingtinDetermining the three dimensional structure of the huntingtin protein could help develop new treatments for Huntington's disease.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Cancer risk associated with key epigenetic changes occurring through normal aging processSome scientists have hypothesized that tumor-promoting changes in cells during cancer development -- particularly an epigenetic change involving DNA methylation -- arise from rogue cells escaping a natural cell deterioration process called senescence. Now, researchers have demonstrated that instead, tumor-associated epigenetic states evolve erratically during early stages of tumor development, eve
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Futurity.org

Vaping may pull lead and other metals into your lungsSignificant amounts of lead and other toxic metals leak from some heating coils in e-cigarettes and contaminate aerosols that the user inhales, a new study suggests. A number of the 56 e-cigarette devices used in the research generated aerosols with potentially unsafe levels of lead, chromium, manganese, and/or nickel, scientists found. “…these heating coils, as currently made, seem to be leaking
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In living color: Seeing cells from outside the body with synthetic bioluminescenceGlowing creatures like fireflies and jellyfish are captivating to look at but also a boon for science, as their bioluminescent molecules contribute to visualizing a host of biological processes. Now, scientists have supercharged these molecules, making them hundreds of times brighter in deep tissues and allowing for imaging of cells from outside the body. The bioengineered light source was used to
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Could interneuron migration explain macrocephaly?Researchers have discovered a new crosstalk between the migrating inhibitory interneurons and the stem cells that generate the excitatory neurons. The researchers discovered that this cellular dialogue controls the growth of the cerebral cortex and that its impairment leads a cortical malformation previously associated with autism in mice.
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Color of judo uniform has no effect on winningContrary to previous studies and widespread belief, new research on competitive judo data finds a winning bias for the athlete who is first called, regardless of the color of their uniform.
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Futurity.org

Tiny specks of this mineral may fight off ‘superbugs’Researchers have developed nanoparticles that can fight some of the most dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The work offers a way to fight infections at their source. The research could be an important step towards managing the threat of antimicrobial resistance. [Superbugs] are increasingly one of the biggest threats to global health, food, and development. The World Health Organization sa
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Futurity.org

Coupling up buffers gay, lesbian teens against bullyingBeing in a relationship may buffer lesbian and gay young people against the negative effects of bullying and victimization, research shows. Those in couples also showed lower levels of psychological distress. The finding is particularly important because prior research has not found a protective effect like this for support from parents and friends. “Having a partner then can amplify the good thi
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Futurity.org

Foot fungus gave up on sex to infect our feetResearchers have discovered that the fungus that causes athlete’s foot and other skin and toenail infections may have lost its ability to sexually reproduce as it adapted to grow on its human hosts. Scientists analyzed samples of this tenacious organism, called Trichophyton rubrum , and found that nearly all belonged to a single mating type. What’s more, when they tried to set the fungi up with m
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Futurity.org

Receiver ‘wakes’ phone from sleep mode when you need itResearchers have developed a wake-up receiver that turns on a shut-off device at a moment’s notice in response to incoming ultrasonic signals—signals outside the range that humans can hear. The receiver could help extend the battery life of wireless devices. By working at a significantly smaller wavelength and switching from radio waves to ultrasound, this receiver is much smaller than similar wa
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Futurity.org

These maple trees switch their sex after physical damageStriped maples not only change their sex periodically, but can also wait until the last minute—three weeks before flowering—to do it, according to new research. The switch appears to result from physical damage, which can prompt a branch to flower female if it’s cut off a male tree. A few years ago, Jennifer Blake-Mahmud, a researcher at Rutgers University, was working on a botany project in Virg
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Monkey Vocabulary DecodedFrom short 'tsiks' and 'ekks' to drawn-out 'phees' -- all the sounds produced by marmoset monkeys are made up of individual syllables of fixed length, according to a new study. The smallest units of vocalization and their rhythmic production in the brain of our relatives could also have been a prerequisite of human speech.
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Looking for the origins of schizophreniaSchizophrenia may be related to neurodevelopment changes, including brain's inability to create the appropriate vascular system, according to new study. The results broaden the understanding about the causes of this severe and disabling disorder, which affects about 1 percent of the world's population.
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Reprogramming adult cells into induced pluripotency with unprecedented efficiencyA team of scientists has reported a more efficient approach to reprogramming a patient's diseased skin cells into stem cells, raising hopes for future clinical trials and potential cures for critical illnesses.
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US Border Patrol Hasn’t Validated E-Passport Data For YearsFor over a decade, US Customs and Border Protection has been unable to verify the cryptographic signatures on e-Passports, because they never installed the right software.
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Science | The Guardian

Hunt to crack down on NHS drug errors linked to up to 22,000 deathsHealth secretary says mistakes in dispensing medicines cause ‘totally avoidable harm and death’ Jeremy Hunt is ordering an NHS crackdown on errors in dispensing drugs to patients, which research shows could be contributing to as many as 22,000 people dying every year. The health and social care secretary says mistakes involving medication, both in the NHS and globally, are “causing appalling leve
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Turning light upside downResearchers have developed a 'hyperbolic metasurface' on which light propagates with completely reshaped wavefronts. The achievement towards a more precise control and monitoring of light is particularly relevant to the technological challenges of miniaturizing optical devices for sensing and signal processing.
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NYT > Science

Catherine Wolf, 70, Dies; Studied How People and Computers InteractA leader in IBM’s development of a speech-recognition system, she relied on her laptop to communicate after Lou Gehrig’s disease left her paralyzed.
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: In One MomentWhat We’re Following The View from Parkland: Community members and survivors of last week’s high-school shooting in Parkland, Florida, expressed the urgency of gun-law reforms to leaders including Senator Marco Rubio, National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch, and local law enforcement at a CNN-hosted town hall on Wednesday night. President Trump, who also held a listening session with s
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Popular Science

Meet the SpaceX ships that will never go to spaceSpace These ships catch waves (and rockets) instead. SpaceX is known for their spaceships, but its ocean-going vessels have a huge role to play in their spaceflight ambitions.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Younger age at diabetes diagnosis is linked to higher risk ofNew research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that the earlier a person is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the higher their risk of death from heart disease and stroke, but, unusually, the lower their risk of death from cancer.
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Developing reliable quantum computersQuantum computers may one day solve algorithmic problems which even the biggest supercomputers today can't manage. But how do you test a quantum computer to ensure it is working reliably? Depending on the algorithmic task, this could be an easy or a very difficult certification problem. An international team of researchers has taken an important step towards solving a difficult variation of this p
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The Australian government's plan for the biocontrol of the common carp presents several risksScientists are calling on the Australian authorities to review their decision to introduce the carp herpes virus as a way to combat the common carp having colonized the country's rivers. They not only believe that this measure will be ineffective but that it also represents a risk to ecosystems.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: The Gates to the ManafortToday in 5 Lines Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed new fraud and money-laundering charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates. During a roundtable with state and local officials, President Trump defended the National Rifle Association and expanded on his proposal to arm teachers. In a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, NRA Exec
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New Maps Reveal Global Fishing's 'Vast Scope Of Exploitation Of The Ocean'Researchers have used radio transmissions to track the movement of fishing vessels and create stunning maps of fishing activity. The maps show that fishing covers most of the globe's oceans. (Image credit: Global Fishing Watch)
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The global footprint of fisheriesThe global fishing fleet is so big it can be seen from space. Really.
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DNA gets away: Scientists catch the rogue molecule that can trigger autoimmunityA research team has discovered the process -- and filmed the actual moment -- that can change the body's response to a dying cell. Importantly, what they call the 'Great Escape' moment may one day prove to be the crucial trigger for autoimmune diseases like arthritis.
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Newly designed molecule binds nitrogenChemists have developed a boron-based molecule capable of binding nitrogen without assistance from a transition metal. This might be the first step towards the energy-saving production of fertilizers.
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Evolutionary change in protein function respects biophysical principlesSome molecular biologists who study the proteins that regulate cell operations do not confine their research to understanding the molecules' current roles. They also look deep into the proteins' evolutionary past to explore what structures have allowed proteins with new functions to develop in response to new needs.
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Understanding the wetting of micro-textured surfaces can help give them new functionalitiesThe wetting and adhesion characteristics of solid surfaces critically depend on their fine structures. However, until now, our understanding of exactly how the sliding behavior of liquid droplets depends on surface microstructures has been limited. Now, physicists have conducted experimental and theoretical studies on the friction of liquid droplets on micro-structured surfaces.
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Sweet, bitter, fat: Genetics play a role in kids' snacking patternsThe types of snacks a child chooses could be linked to genetics, a new study found. The study investigated whether genetic variants in taste receptors related to sweet, fat and bitter tastes influence the snacks preschoolers choose and found nearly 80 per cent carried at least one of these genotypes that could predispose them to poor snacking habits. These findings could help parents tailor their
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What happens if Earth gets 2°C warmer?Environment And why are we trying to avoid it? Over the last 20 years, 2°C has been referenced in climate policies and agreements made by the Council of the EU, the G8, and more. What makes it so important?
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Kids with chronic kidney disease have lower IQs and poorer educational outcomesChildren with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have lower IQs and poorer educational outcomes than healthy children a new review of evidence led by University of Sydney scholars reveals.
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The Big Apple is getting tough on biased AI
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UPS adding to electric truck fleetUPS says it will soon start using electric delivery trucks that cost the same as conventional diesel- or gas-fueled ones.
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Mutation explains why some people are more vulnerable to viral brain infectionScientists identified mutations in a single gene that impair immunity to viruses in a region of the brain called the brain stem.
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Spacewatch: Nasa planet hunter will target the rock zoneUsing the TESS satellite, now at the Kennedy Space Centre, the agency is to study 200,000 stars in a quest for habitable planets Nasa’s next planet hunting mission has arrived at the Kennedy Space Centre, in Florida, for final checks ahead of its April launch. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will spend at least two years studying more than 200,000 nearby stars and looking for pla
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Logitech’s G433 gaming headset is a great-sounding option for sweaty gamersGadgets if you're e-sports sessions get intense, then this headset might be the right call. Logitech's e-sports headset can handle sweat.
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New crystal structures reveal mysterious mechanism of gene regulation by the 'magic spot'Using an innovative crystallization technique for studying three-dimensional structures of gene transcription machinery, an international team of researchers, led by scientists at Penn State, has revealed new insights into the long debated action of the "magic spot"—a molecule that controls gene expression in Eschericahia coli and many other bacteria when the bacteria are stressed. The study contr
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NYU researchers adapt HIV test in developing rapid diagnostic test for Zika virusResearchers at New York University College of Dentistry, in collaboration with Rheonix, Inc., are developing a novel test for Zika virus that uses saliva to identify diagnostic markers of the virus in a fraction of the time of current commercial tests.
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New crystal structures reveal mysterious mechanism of gene regulation by the 'magic spot'Using an innovative crystallization technique for studying 3D structures of gene transcription machinery, researchers revealed new insights into the long debated action of the 'magic spot' -- a molecule that controls gene expression in E. coli and many other bacteria when the bacteria are stressed. The study contributes to fundamental understanding of how bacteria adapt and survive under adverse c
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Basque researchers turn light upside downResearchers from CIC nanoGUNE (San Sebastian, Spain), in collaboration with the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC, San Sebastian, Spain) and Kansas State University (USA), report in Science the development of a so called 'hyperbolic metasurface' on which light propagates with completely reshaped wafefronts. This scientific achievement towards a more precise control and monitoring of ligh
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Shedding a tear may help diagnose Parkinson's diseaseTears may hold clues to whether someone has Parkinson's disease, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018.
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Survey: more than half of US gun owners do not safely store their gunsMore than half of gun owners do not safely store all their guns, according to a new survey of 1,444 US gun owners conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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Personalized mini-tumors could predict when cancer drugs will work
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Airbnb expands offerings with new upscale categoriesHome-share titan Airbnb on Thursday took aim at more upscale travelers with new categories including premium lodging and properties for "trips of a lifetime."
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New partnership aids sustainable growth with Earth observationsNASA and the nonprofit Conservation International are partnering to use global Earth observations from space to improve regional efforts that assess natural resources for conservation and sustainable management.
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Refugees want empowerment, not handouts | Robert HakizaThe prevailing image of where refugees live is of temporary camps in isolated areas -- but in reality, nearly 60 percent of them worldwide end up in urban areas. TED Fellow Robert Hakiza takes us inside the lives of urban refugees -- and shows us how organizations like the one that he started can provide them with the skills they need to ultimately become self-sufficient.
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This Parasite Is a Surprising Cause of Seizures in the USA brain-infecting parasite causes a surprising number of hospitalizations in the United States.
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Study finds gender and skin-type bias in commercial artificial-intelligence systemsThree commercially released facial-analysis programs from major technology companies demonstrate both skin-type and gender biases, according to new research. Read More
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Eating 'ultra-processed' foods linked to cancer by worrying new studyThose at risk for breast cancer should pay particular attention. Read More
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Beetroot juice supplements may help certain heart failure patientsBeetroot juice supplements may help enhance exercise capacity in patients with heart failure, according to a new proof-of-concept study. Exercise capacity is a key factor linked to these patients' quality of life and even survival.
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Infants are able to learn abstract rules visuallyThree-month-old babies cannot sit up or roll over, yet they are already capable of learning patterns from simply looking at the world around them, according to a recent Northwestern University study published in PLOS One. For the first time, the researchers show that 3- and 4-month-old infants can successfully detect visual patterns and generalize them to new sequences.
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Graduate Student Unions Opt Out of Federal RecognitionStudent workers seek voluntary recognition of their unions by university administrators out of concern that political appointees may deny their unions legal status.
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NSF to Close Overseas OfficesThe agency announces that the fixed offices and staffing will be replaced with short-term expeditions to foster collaboration.
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UK Academics Strike Amid Pension DisputeMore than 40,000 research staff and lecturers are expected to walk out in 14 days of protests.
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Scientists Unearth a New Class of Antibiotic Compounds from the SoilScientists Unearth a New Class of Antibiotic Compounds from the Soil The discovery may one day help people with multidrug-resistant bacterial infections. Soil_topNteaser.jpg Image credits: Peggy Greb/USDA-ARS via flickr Creature Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 15:00 Tracy Staedter, Contributor (Inside Science) -- From a pinch of soil, an innovative technique has uncovered a type of antibiotics that
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New mapping shows just how much fishing impacts the world’s seasIndustrial fishing now occurs across 55 percent of the world’s ocean area while only 34 percent of Earth’s land area is used for agriculture or grazing.
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As pediatric use of iNO increased, mortality rates droppedJonathan Chan, M.D., and colleagues analyzed data from pediatric patient visits over a 10-year period at 47 children's hospitals and found as inhaled nitric oxide use and costs increased mortality rates dropped modestly.
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Researchers develop new technology platform for cancer immunotherapyJohns Hopkins scientists invent multifunctional antibody-ligand traps (Y-traps), a new class of cancer immunotherapeutics. They develop Y-traps comprising an antibody targeting an immune checkpoint (CTLA-4 or PD-L1) fused to a TGFβ trap. In humanized mouse models, these Y-traps reverse immune suppression and inhibit growth of tumors that do not respond to current immune checkpoint inhibitors.
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Improved Hubble yardstick gives fresh evidence for new physics in the universeAstronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to make the most precise measurements of the expansion rate of the universe since it was first calculated nearly a century ago. Intriguingly, the results are forcing astronomers to consider that they may be seeing evidence of something unexpected at work in the universe.
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Few Chicagoland wetlands left without non-native species, study findsThe wetlands in and around Chicago are overwhelmingly invaded by non-native plants, according to a new study by University of Illinois researchers. The study, which pulls together species occurrence data from over 2,000 wetlands in the urban region, is the first to describe wetland invasion patterns on such a large scale in the Chicagoland area.
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Researchers track commercial fishing worldwide in near real-timeThe global fishing fleet is so big it can be seen from space. Really.
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Toenail fungus gives up sex to infect human hostsThe fungus that causes athlete's foot and other skin and toenail infections may have lost its ability to sexually reproduce as it adapted to grow on its human hosts.
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Engineers advance the capability of wearable techCreating the perfect wearable device to monitor muscle movement, heart rate and other tiny bio-signals without breaking the bank has inspired scientists to look for a simpler and more affordable tool.
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Researchers show microscopic wood nanocrystals make concrete strongerPurdue University researchers studying whether concrete is made stronger by infusing it with microscopic-sized nanocrystals from wood are moving from the laboratory to the real world with a bridge that will be built in California this spring.
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Scientists isolate cancer stem cells using novel methodResearchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have devised a new technique to isolate aggressive cells thought to form the root of many hard-to-treat metastasized cancers—a significant step toward developing new drugs that might target these cells.
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Improved Hubble yardstick gives fresh evidence for new physics in the universeAstronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to make the most precise measurements of the expansion rate of the universe since it was first calculated nearly a century ago. Intriguingly, the results are forcing astronomers to consider that they may be seeing evidence of something unexpected at work in the universe.
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The global footprint of fisheriesUCSB researchers collaborate to track commercial fishing worldwide in real time.
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UT Dallas scientists isolate cancer stem cells using novel methodResearchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have devised a new technique to isolate aggressive cells thought to form the root of many hard-to-treat metastasized cancers -- a significant step toward developing new drugs that might target these cells.
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Arming Educators Violates the Spirit of the Second AmendmentThe Second Amendment is a remarkable piece of the Constitution. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed,” it reads. Set aside for the moment questions about its practical interpretations today and its usefulness as a legal tenet—the provision presents a starkly revolutionary moral and politic
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Surprising new study redraws family tree of domesticated and 'wild' horsesNew research overturns a long-held assumption that Przewalski's horses, native to the Eurasian steppes, are the last wild horse species on Earth.
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Quantum recurrence: Everything goes back to the way it wasWhen a complex system is left alone, it will return to its initial state with almost perfect precision. Gas particles in a container, for example, will return almost exactly to their starting positions after some time. For decades, scientists have investigated how this 'Poincaré Recurrence Theorem' can be applied to the world of quantum physics. Now, researchers have successfully demonstrated a ki
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Neanderthals were artistic like modern humansScientists have found the first major evidence that Neanderthals, rather than modern humans, created the world's oldest known cave paintings -- suggesting they may have had an artistic sense similar to our own.
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The World's Luckiest Photographer May Have Proved Astrophysicists RightCatching a star begin to go supernova is a 'one in 10 million' chance. This man just won the cosmic lottery.
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Few Chicagoland wetlands left without non-native species, study findsThe wetlands in and around Chicago are overwhelmingly invaded by non-native plants, according to a new study by University of Illinois researchers. The study, which pulls together species occurrence data from over 2,000 wetlands in the urban region, is the first to describe wetland invasion patterns on such a large scale in the Chicagoland area.
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Sweet, bitter, fat: Genetics play a role in kids' snacking patterns, study findsThe types of snacks a child chooses could be linked to genetics, a University of Guelph study found.The study investigated whether genetic variants in taste receptors related to sweet, fat and bitter tastes influence the snacks preschoolers choose and found nearly 80 per cent carried at least one of these genotypes that could predispose them to poor snacking habits.These findings could help parent
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Opioid abuse leads to heroin use and a hepatitis C epidemic, USC researcher saysHeroin is worse than other drugs because people inject it much sooner, potentially resulting in increased risk of injection-related epidemics such as hepatitis C and HIV, a Keck School of Medicine of USC study shows. As more people use opioids, many switch to heroin because it's more potent and cheaper - a trend that complicates disease prevention as health officials crack down on opioids.
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Protein active in life-threatening allergic reactions is a promising target for therapyIn a recently published study supported by Food Allergy Research & Education, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have described a signaling pathway that can contribute to the dangerous circulatory and respiratory symptoms of anaphylaxis. The pathway, which promotes fluid loss from blood vessels into surrounding tissues, includes the interleukin-4 receptor, a protein that
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Global Virome Project is hunting for more than 1 million unknown virusesScientists are searching for viruses lurking in animals that could threaten human health.
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Want to Boost Reproducibility? Get Another Lab InvolvedIncluding as few as two labs in a study improved the odds of getting the true effect size by as much as 23 percentage points, according to a replication model.
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Tumor Organoids Predict How Well Patients Respond to Cancer DrugsTesting treatments on mini tumors may save time in identifying which therapies work best, a new study shows.
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An exhaustive account of how the flu destroys your bodyHealth The virus doesn’t cause nearly as much misery as your body’s immune response to it. Unlike most common colds, strains of the influenza virus can cause symptoms all throughout the body. Here’s what goes down when you come down with the flu.
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A test for autism is on the horizon, powered by A.I.Research has shown that early intervention can make ASD more manageable. Read More
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Tracking fishing from space: The global footprint of industrial fishing revealedHumans have been fishing the seas for over 42,000 years. However, the global footprint of fishing was poorly understood -- until now. A new study published today in Science illuminates the extent of global fishing -- down to individual vessel movements and hourly activity -- and finds that fishing occurs in over 55 percent of the world's oceans. By revealing where and when fishing occurs, the find
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Age and gender matter behind the wheel -- but not how you might expectA UCLA study explored the relationship between new drivers' skills and age, gender, organized sports and video gaming. The results suggest that mandatory training should be required for all novice drivers, not just teenagers.
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UBC engineers advance the capability of wearable techCreating the perfect wearable device to monitor muscle movement, heart rate and other tiny bio-signals without breaking the bank has inspired scientists to look for a simpler and more affordable tool. Now, a team of researchers at UBC's Okanagan campus have developed a practical way to monitor and interpret human motion, in what may be the missing piece of the puzzle when it comes to wearable tech
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Mind-reading algorithm uses EEG data to reconstruct images based on what we perceiveA new technique developed by neuroscientists at U of T Scarborough can reconstruct images of what people perceive based on their brain activity gathered by EEG.
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C-sections and gut bacteria increase risk of childhood obesityNew CHILD Study research has found that overweight and obese women are more like to have children who are overweight or obese by three years of age--and that bacteria in the gut may be partially to blame.
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Toenail fungus gives up sex to infect human hostsThe fungus that causes athlete's foot and other skin and toenail infections may have lost its ability to sexually reproduce as it adapted to grow on human hosts. The discovery that this species may be asexual -- and therefore nearly identical at the genetic level -- uncovers potential vulnerabilities that researchers could exploit in designing better antifungal medications. The findings appear onl
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The happiness contradiction: Essential ways to find value in life from EpicurusAre we going about being happy all wrong? One Greek philosopher thinks so, and he has advice for you. Read More
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FCC publishes net neutrality repeal, starting 60-day countdown until it becomes lawThe FCC is scheduled to repeal net neutral on April 23, but Democrats still have a long-shot chance of turning things around. Read More
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Cave art suggests Neandertals were ancient humans’ mental equalsAncient humans’ close relatives also created rock art and shell ornaments, studies assert.
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Therapy for muscular dystrophy-caused heart failure also improves muscle function in miceInjections of cardiac progenitor cells help reverse the fatal heart disease caused by Duchenne muscular dystrophy and also lead to improved limb strength and movement ability, a new study shows. The study, published today in Stem Cell Reports, showed that when researchers injected cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) into the hearts of laboratory mice with muscular dystrophy, heart function improved
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Looking for the origins of schizophreniaSchizophrenia may be related to neurodevelopment changes, including brain's inability to create the appropriate vascular system, according to new study resulted from a partnership between the D'Or Institute for Research and Education, the University of Chile and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). The results broaden the understanding about the causes of this severe and disabling diso
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The Australian government's plan for the biocontrol of the common carp presents several risksBelgian, English and Australian scientists are calling on the Australian authorities to review their decision to introduce the carp herpes virus as a way to combat the common carp having colonised the country's rivers. In a letter published in the journal Science, they not only believe that this measure will be ineffective but that it also represents a risk to ecosystems.
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Quantum recurrence: Everything goes back to the way it wasWhen a complex system is left alone, it will return to its initial state with almost perfect precision. Gas particles in a container, for example, will return almost exactly to their starting positions after some time. For decades, scientists have investigated how this 'Poincaré Recurrence Theorem' can be applied to the world of quantum physics. Now, researchers at TU Wien (Vienna) have successful
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Study suggests evolutionary change in protein function respects biophysical principlesFor work reported in Science, Elizabeth Vierling at UMass Amherst and Justin Benesch at Oxford University looked at two types of small HSPs to address what they call a "basic evolutionary puzzle." That is, how two different types of small HSPs, Class I and Class II, evolved from a single type over 400 million years ago to form two distinct types with different functions.
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Horse domestication revisited: Botai horses did not sire today's steedsA new genomic study reveals that the oldest known domesticated horse population, which lived on the Central Asian steppes roughly 5,500 years ago, did not sire the domesticated horses of today.
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Coral reefs at risk of losing building material by end of centuryA new study suggests that by 2050, most coral reefs around the world are at risk of experiencing constant depletion of one of their building blocks - calcium carbonate sediments.
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More than half the world's ocean are commercially fishedMore than half of the world's oceans are exposed to industrial fishing activities, a new study, conducted at unprecedented scale, reveals. Peak fishing activity, the study goes on to report, is more affected by cultural and political events such as holidays and closures than by changes in economic factors, or environmental ones.
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Cave art and painted shells suggest neanderthals were artists, understood symbolismNeanderthals were artists, according to a new study in Science, which reveals that the oldest cave art found in Europe predates early modern humans by at least 20,000 years, and so must have had Neanderthal origin.
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Research into the family tree of today's horses sheds new light on the origins of the speciesThe earliest known domesticated horses are not at the root of today's modern breed's family tree, as had previously been thought, new research has shown.
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Newly designed molecule binds nitrogenChemists from the University of Würzburg have developed a boron-based molecule capable of binding nitrogen without assistance from a transition metal. This might be the first step towards the energy-saving production of fertilizers.
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DNA gets away: Scientists catch the rogue molecule that can trigger autoimmunityA research team has discovered the process -- and filmed the actual moment -- that can change the body's response to a dying cell. Importantly, what they call the 'Great Escape' moment may one day prove to be the crucial trigger for autoimmune diseases like arthritis.
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Surprising new study redraws family tree of domesticated and 'wild' horsesResearch published in Science today overturns a long-held assumption that Przewalski's horses, native to the Eurasian steppes, are the last wild horse species on Earth
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Unsaddling old theory on origin of horsesBotai horses were tamed in Kazakhstan 5,500 years ago and thought to be the ancestors of today's domesticated horses . . . until a team led by researchers from the CNRS and Université Toulouse III-Paul Sabatier sequenced their genome. Their findings published on Feb. 22, 2018 in Science are startling: these equids are the progenitors not of the modern domesticated horse, but rather of Przewalski's
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Neanderthals were artistic like modern humans, study indicatesScientists have found the first major evidence that Neanderthals, rather than modern humans, created the world's oldest known cave paintings -- suggesting they may have had an artistic sense similar to our own.
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Neanderthals thought like we doUsing Uranium-Thorium dating an international team of researchers co-directed by Dirk Hoffmann of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, demonstrates that more than 115,000 years ago Neanderthals produced symbolic objects, and that they created cave art more than 20,000 years before modern humans first arrived in Europe. The researchers conclude that our cousin
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Loops, loops, and more loops: This is how your DNA gets organizedA living cell is able to neatly package a big jumble of DNA into chromosomes while preparing for cell division. For over a century, scientists have been puzzled for decades on how the process works. Researchers now managed for the first time to isolate and film the process, and witnessed -- in real time -- how a single protein complex called condensin reels in DNA to extrude a loop.
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Stagnation in the South PacificA team led by geochemist Dr. Katharina Pahnke from Oldenburg has discovered important evidence that the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels at the end of the last ice age was triggered by changes in the Antarctic Ocean.
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In living color: seeing cells from outside the body with synthetic bioluminescenceGlowing creatures like fireflies and jellyfish are captivating to look at but also a boon for science, as their bioluminescent molecules contribute to visualizing a host of biological processes. Now, scientists in Japan have supercharged these molecules, making them hundreds of times brighter in deep tissues and allowing for imaging of cells from outside the body. The bioengineered light source wa
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BRIEF: The Virome Project Aims to Prepare Before the Next PandemicBRIEF: The Virome Project Aims to Prepare Before the Next Pandemic Scientists want to identify the hundreds of thousands of viruses that could potentially spill over from wildlife into humans. Ebolavirus.jpg Ebola virus budding from surface of cells, from a scanning electron micrograph. Image credits: NIAID via flickr Rights information: CC BY 2.0 Human Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 14:00 Benjami
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Miniature personalised tumours could help you get the best chemoGrowing mini tumours in the lab from a patient’s own cells could help doctors discover the best way to treat each person, homing in on the right drugs to use
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Neanderthals made the oldest cave art in the worldEurope Humans NeanderthalWe weren’t the only ancient artists – the discovery of 66,700-year-old cave art show our Neanderthal cousins also liked to draw
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Why Justin Trudeau Is Being Snubbed in IndiaIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hasn’t hidden his fondness for foreign leaders. He has embraced them , tweeted at them , and sent them birthday wishes —all in an effort to make India a global player in international affairs. So when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, he of the perfect coiffure, high-voltage smile, and beautiful family arrived in New Delhi this week for a state visit, it
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Matter: Neanderthals, the World’s First Misunderstood ArtistsEurope Humans NeanderthalCave paintings in Spain were made by Neanderthals, not modern humans, archaeologists reported. The finding adds to evidence that Neanderthals were capable of symbolic thought and perhaps language.
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Neanderthals – not modern humans – were first artists on Earth, experts claimNeanderthals painted on cave walls in Spain 65,000 years ago – tens of thousands of years before modern humans arrived, say researchers More than 65,000 years ago, a Neanderthal reached out and made strokes in red ochre on the wall of a cave, and in doing so, became the first known artist on Earth, scientists claim. The discovery overturns the widely-held belief that modern humans are the only sp
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Scientists make cells glow so brightly they can be seen outside the bodySynthetic bioluminescent molecules allows researchers to track individual cells in animals with unprecedented accuracy Scientists have stolen a trick from fireflies and jellyfish to make animals with cells that glow so brightly they can be seen from outside the body. The Japanese team created mice and marmosets whose brains contain nerve cells that produce light which can be picked up by a camera
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Comment on "The whole-soil carbon flux in response to warming"In a compelling study, Hicks Pries et al . (Reports, 31 March 2017, p. 1420) showed that 4°C warming enhanced soil CO 2 production in the 1-meter soil profile, with all soil depths displaying similar temperature sensitivity (Q 10 ). We argue that some caveats can be identified in their experimental approach and analysis, and that these critically undermine their conclusions and hence their claim
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Response to Comment on "The whole-soil carbon flux in response to warming"Temperature records and model predictions demonstrate that deep soils warm at the same rate as surface soils, contrary to Xiao et al .’s assertions. In response to Xiao et al .’s critique of our Q 10 analysis, we present the results with all data points included, which show Q 10 values of >2 throughout the soil profile, indicating that all soil depths responded to warming.
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Soliton microcomb range measurementLaser-based range measurement systems are important in many application areas, including autonomous vehicles, robotics, manufacturing, formation flying of satellites, and basic science. Coherent laser ranging systems using dual-frequency combs provide an unprecedented combination of long range, high precision, and fast update rate. We report dual-comb distance measurement using chip-based soliton
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Ultrafast optical ranging using microresonator soliton frequency combsLight detection and ranging is widely used in science and industry. Over the past decade, optical frequency combs were shown to offer advantages in optical ranging, enabling fast distance acquisition with high accuracy. Driven by emerging high-volume applications such as industrial sensing, drone navigation, or autonomous driving, there is now a growing demand for compact ranging systems. Here, w
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Infrared hyperbolic metasurface based on nanostructured van der Waals materialsMetasurfaces with strongly anisotropic optical properties can support deep subwavelength-scale confined electromagnetic waves (polaritons), which promise opportunities for controlling light in photonic and optoelectronic applications. We developed a mid-infrared hyperbolic metasurface by nanostructuring a thin layer of hexagonal boron nitride that supports deep subwavelength-scale phonon polarito
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Nitrogen fixation and reduction at boronCurrently, the only compounds known to support fixation and functionalization of dinitrogen (N 2 ) under nonmatrix conditions are based on metals. Here we present the observation of N 2 binding and reduction by a nonmetal, specifically a dicoordinate borylene. Depending on the reaction conditions under which potassium graphite is introduced as a reductant, N 2 binding to two borylene units result
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Breakup of last glacial deep stratification in the South PacificStratification of the deep Southern Ocean during the Last Glacial Maximum is thought to have facilitated carbon storage and subsequent release during the deglaciation as stratification broke down, contributing to atmospheric CO 2 rise. Here, we present neodymium isotope evidence from deep to abyssal waters in the South Pacific that confirms stratification of the deepwater column during the Last G
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Tracking the global footprint of fisheriesAlthough fishing is one of the most widespread activities by which humans harvest natural resources, its global footprint is poorly understood and has never been directly quantified. We processed 22 billion automatic identification system messages and tracked >70,000 industrial fishing vessels from 2012 to 2016, creating a global dynamic footprint of fishing effort with spatial and temporal resol
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Coral reefs will transition to net dissolving before end of centuryOcean acidification refers to the lowering of the ocean’s pH due to the uptake of anthropogenic CO 2 from the atmosphere. Coral reef calcification is expected to decrease as the oceans become more acidic. Dissolving calcium carbonate (CaCO 3 ) sands could greatly exacerbate reef loss associated with reduced calcification but is presently poorly constrained. Here we show that CaCO 3 dissolution in
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U-Th dating of carbonate crusts reveals Neandertal origin of Iberian cave artEurope Humans NeanderthalThe extent and nature of symbolic behavior among Neandertals are obscure. Although evidence for Neandertal body ornamentation has been proposed, all cave painting has been attributed to modern humans. Here we present dating results for three sites in Spain that show that cave art emerged in Iberia substantially earlier than previously thought. Uranium-thorium (U-Th) dates on carbonate crusts over
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Molecular structure of human P-glycoprotein in the ATP-bound, outward-facing conformationThe multidrug transporter permeability (P)–glycoprotein is an adenosine triphosphate (ATP)–binding cassette exporter responsible for clinical resistance to chemotherapy. P-glycoprotein extrudes toxic molecules and drugs from cells through ATP-powered conformational changes. Despite decades of effort, only the structures of the inward-facing conformation of P-glycoprotein are available. Here we pr
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Patient-derived organoids model treatment response of metastatic gastrointestinal cancersPatient-derived organoids (PDOs) have recently emerged as robust preclinical models; however, their potential to predict clinical outcomes in patients has remained unclear. We report on a living biobank of PDOs from metastatic, heavily pretreated colorectal and gastroesophageal cancer patients recruited in phase 1/2 clinical trials. Phenotypic and genotypic profiling of PDOs showed a high degree
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Detection and localization of surgically resectable cancers with a multi-analyte blood testEarlier detection is key to reducing cancer deaths. Here, we describe a blood test that can detect eight common cancer types through assessment of the levels of circulating proteins and mutations in cell-free DNA. We applied this test, called CancerSEEK, to 1005 patients with nonmetastatic, clinically detected cancers of the ovary, liver, stomach, pancreas, esophagus, colorectum, lung, or breast.
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Structural principles that enable oligomeric small heat-shock protein paralogs to evolve distinct functionsOligomeric proteins assemble with exceptional selectivity, even in the presence of closely related proteins, to perform their cellular roles. We show that most proteins related by gene duplication of an oligomeric ancestor have evolved to avoid hetero-oligomerization and that this correlates with their acquisition of distinct functions. We report how coassembly is avoided by two oligomeric small
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Single-cell bioluminescence imaging of deep tissue in freely moving animalsBioluminescence is a natural light source based on luciferase catalysis of its substrate luciferin. We performed directed evolution on firefly luciferase using a red-shifted and highly deliverable luciferin analog to establish AkaBLI, an all-engineered bioluminescence in vivo imaging system. AkaBLI produced emissions in vivo that were brighter by a factor of 100 to 1000 than conventional systems,
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Structures of human PRC2 with its cofactors AEBP2 and JARID2Transcriptionally repressive histone H3 lysine 27 methylation by Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) is essential for cellular differentiation and development. Here we report cryo–electron microscopy structures of human PRC2 in a basal state and two distinct active states while in complex with its cofactors JARID2 and AEBP2. Both cofactors mimic the binding of histone H3 tails. JARID2, methylate
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BAK/BAX macropores facilitate mitochondrial herniation and mtDNA efflux during apoptosisMitochondrial apoptosis is mediated by BAK and BAX, two proteins that induce mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization, leading to cytochrome c release and activation of apoptotic caspases. In the absence of active caspases, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) triggers the innate immune cGAS/STING pathway, causing dying cells to secrete type I interferon. How cGAS gains access to mtDNA remains unclear.
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The last wild horses aren’t truly wildThe ancestor of today’s domesticated horses remains a mystery after a new analysis of ancient horse DNA.
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Why The Last 'Wild' Horses Really Aren'tA story from the journal Science suggests that the only "wild" horses in existence aren't actually wild at all but rather are the feral descendants of an early domestication. (Image credit: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)
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SpaceX Completes Successful Launch, Narrowly Misses Catching $6 Million Nose ConeAs part of his "rocket reusability" ethos, Elon Musk had hoped to use a giant net on a boat to catch the rocket's protective covering. It turns out it's hard to catch stuff falling from space. (Image credit: Michael Peterson/AP)
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1,256 Americans describe their dreams and it’s not even a little boringA new survey of 1,256 Americans finds out how much we dream — and have nightmares — about the same things. Read More
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Neuroscientists discover a brain signal that indicates whether speech has been understoodThe presence or absence of a unique brain signal after a listener has heard some speech indicates whether or not that listener has understood what has been said. The discovery has a number of practical applications, including tracking language development, assessing brain function post-injury, and confirming whether important instructions have been understood in high-pressure jobs.
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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.
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Neanderthals were capable of making artEurope Humans NeanderthalContrary to the traditional view of them as brutes, it turns out that Neanderthals enjoyed making art.
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Study suggests evolutionary change in protein function respects biophysical principlesSome molecular biologists who study the proteins that regulate cell operations, including Elizabeth Vierling at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, do not confine their research to understanding the molecules' current roles. They also look deep into the proteins' evolutionary past to explore what structures have allowed proteins with new functions to develop in response to new needs.
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Surprising new study redraws family tree of domesticated and 'wild' horsesThere are no such things as "wild" horses anymore.
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Neanderthals were artistic like modern humans, study indicatesEurope Humans NeanderthalScientists have found the first major evidence that Neanderthals, rather than modern humans, created the world's oldest known cave paintings - suggesting they may have had an artistic sense similar to our own.
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Loops, loops, and more loops: This is how your DNA gets organisedRemarkably, living cells are able to package a jumble of DNA over two meters in length into tidy, tiny chromosomes while preparing for cell division. However, scientists have been puzzled for decades about how the process works. Researchers from the Kavli Institute of Delft University and EMBL Heidelberghave now isolated and filmed the process, and witnessed in real time how a single protein compl
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In living color: seeing cells from outside the body with synthetic bioluminescenceGlowing creatures like fireflies and jellyfish are interesting to researchers, as their bioluminescent molecules contribute to visualizing a host of biological processes. Now, scientists in Japan have supercharged these molecules, making them hundreds of times brighter in deep tissues and allowing for imaging of cells from outside the body. The bioengineered light source was used to track cancer c
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Newly designed molecule binds nitrogenWheat, millet and maize all need nitrogen to grow. Fertilisers therefore contain large amounts of nitrogenous compounds, which are usually synthesised by converting nitrogen to ammonia in the industrial Haber-Bosch process, named after its inventors. This technology is credited with feeding up to half of the present world population.
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Scientists verify theory of the role of the South Pacific in natural atmospheric CO2 fluctuationsA team led by geochemist Dr. Katharina Pahnke from Oldenburg has discovered important evidence that the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels at the end of the last ice age was triggered by changes in the Antarctic Ocean. The researchers from the University of Oldenburg's Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in B
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Good vibrations feel the ForceA group of researchers led by Andrea Cavalleri at the Max Planck Institute for Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) in Hamburg has demonstrated a new method enabling precise measurements of the interatomic forces that hold crystalline solids together. The paper Probing the Interatomic Potential of Solids by Strong-Field Nonlinear Phononics, published online in Nature, explains how a terahertz-f
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How Cells Pack Tangled DNA Into Neat ChromosomesA human cell carries in its nucleus two meters of spiraling DNA, split up among the 46 slender, double-helical molecules that are its chromosomes. Most of the time, that DNA looks like a tangled ball of yarn — diffuse, disordered, chaotic. But that messiness poses a problem during mitosis, when the cell has to make a copy of its genetic material and divide in two. In preparation, it tidies up by
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Conscious in Dreamland: The Neuroscience of Lucid DreamingI do a lot of weird things while sleeping. I talk, walk, and experience vivid dreams, all without conscious awareness. Despite the fact that my dreams are often absurd, I don’t question their content while I’m in them. (Oh, I’ve been hired to make a documentary about Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz and his […]
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PerkinElmer: Better Understand Complex Interactions in the Tumor MicroenvironmentSee the bigger picture.
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Keeping A Close Eye: Dogs, Social Referencing, And EvolutionDoes your dog watch you closely? A new experiment shows how dogs may match our movements and, in some breeds more than others, gaze at us for information, writes anthropologist Barbara J. King. (Image credit: Steve Hoskins/Getty Images)
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Toyota, Genesis among Consumer Reports' top auto picksToyota has four of the 10 vehicles on Consumer Reports' annual top picks, the most of any brand.
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Another former employee sues Google over issues of diversityAnother former Google employee is suing the tech company over issues of diversity.
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New symmetry-breaking method opens way for bioactive compoundsChemists have developed a new catalytic method for symmetry breaking. The method can help synthesize important building blocks for bioactive compounds such as anticancer drugs.
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DNA origami: Imaging individual flexible DNA 'building blocks' in 3-DA team of researchers has generated 3-D images from 129 individual molecules of flexible DNA origami particles. Their work provides the first experimental verification of the theoretical model of DNA origami.
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When Gun Owners Become Like Hypocritical Hippies“Rights come with responsibilities,” argues The Atlantic writer David Frum . “Understanding this principle is what distinguishes an adult from a child. Yet the gun lobby rejects this basic bargain.” In this new video, Frum questions the “self-indulgent permissiveness” that leads conservatives down a trail of hypocrisy.
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How The Atlantic Covered Billy Graham at the Start of His CareerBaptist preacher Billy Graham conducted the first of his many crusades in 1947, at the age of 28. In the nearly six decades that followed, these evangelical campaigns brought him to 185 countries and territories. There, he’d speak in stadiums, parks, auditoriums, and city streets packed with thousands of congregants, who he’d invite to pray with him and claim Jesus as their lord and savior. He co
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Modification of CRISPR guide RNA structure prevents immune response in target cellsCRISPR-mediated genome editing has become a powerful tool for modeling of disease in various organisms and is being developed for clinical applications. Preassembled Cas9 ribonucleoproteins (RNPs) composed of the recombinant Cas9 protein and in vitrotranscribed (IVT) guide RNA complexes can be delivered into cells without risk of foreign DNA integration into the host genome and with fewer off-targ
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Extinct lakes of the American desert westBoulder, Colo., USA: The vestiges of lakes long extinct dot the landscape of the American desert west. These fossilized landforms provide clues of how dynamic climate has been over the past few million years.
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With computation, researchers identify promising solid oxide fuel cell materialsUsing advanced computational methods, University of Wisconsin-Madison materials scientists have discovered new materials that could bring widespread commercial use of solid oxide fuel cells closer to reality.
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New neurons in the adult brain are involved in sensory learningScientists have demonstrated that the new neurons produced in adults react preferentially to reward-related sensory stimuli and help speed up the association between sensory information and reward. Adult-born neurons therefore play an important role in both the identification of a sensory stimulus and the positive value associated with that sensory experience. The neurons generated shortly after b
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Causing inflammation to run out of fuelInflammation needs energy: An important source for this energy is oxygen, which is indispensable for the cells of the immune system to work properly. On the one hand, oxygen is an essential element required for cells to survive; on the other hand, it also adds fuel to the fire of inflammation. Researchers have discovered that the body skilfully uses this process to extinguish inflammation.
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Histology in 3-D: New staining method enables Nano-CT imaging of tissue samplesTo date, examining patient tissue samples has meant cutting them into thin slices for histological analysis. This might now be set to change, thanks to a new staining method. This allows specialists to investigate three-dimensional tissue samples using the Nano-CT system.
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New immune system regulator discoveredResearchers in Finland have discovered a new regulator of the immune system, a key factor that controls development of regulatory T cells. The discovery provides basis for new strategies for the treatment of both cancer and immune-mediated diseases.
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Descriptive phrases for how often food should be eaten helps preschoolers better understand healthy eatingPreschool is a critical period for children to begin to make their own dietary decisions to develop life-long healthy eating habits. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that preschoolers who learned how to classify food as healthy or unhealthy were more likely to say they would choose healthy food as a snack.
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With computation, researchers identify promising solid oxide fuel cell materialsUsing advanced computational methods, University of Wisconsin-Madison materials scientists have discovered new materials that could bring widespread commercial use of solid oxide fuel cells closer to reality.
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New insights on the neurobiology of dyingA new Annals of Neurology study provides insight into the neurobiology of dying. For the study, investigators performed continuous patient monitoring following Do Not Resuscitate - Comfort Care orders in patients with devastating brain injury to investigate the mechanisms and timing of events in the brain and the circulation during the dying process.
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When every fish countsGenetic analysis by UC Davis showed about one-third of endangered delta smelt were misidentified in surveys of the Yolo Bypass. Their study found that genetic tools can be a powerful complement to visual identification of endangered fish.
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Modification of CRISPR guide RNA structure prevents immune response in target cellsCRISPR-mediated genome editing has become a powerful tool for modeling of disease in various organisms and is being developed for clinical applications. Preassembled Cas9 ribonucleoproteins (RNPs) composed of the recombinant Cas9 protein and in vitrotranscribed (IVT) guide RNA complexes can be delivered into cells without risk of foreign DNA integration into the host genome and with fewer off-targ
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Mutation 'gives bats edge over deadly viruses'A single mutation in an immunity gene may explain why bats can carry deadly viruses and not get sick.
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Imaging individual flexible DNA 'building blocks' in 3-DOver the past decade, researchers have been working to create nanoscale materials and devices using DNA as construction materials through a process called "DNA origami."
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Financial structure of early childhood education requires overhaul to make it accessible and affordable for all familiesHigh-quality early care and education (ECE) is critical to positive child development and has the potential to generate economic returns, but the current financing structure of ECE leaves many children without access to high-quality services and does little to strengthen the ECE workforce, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Transforming the access
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How spacecraft testing enabled bone marrow researchIn the 1970s, a NASA employee stepped up to a challenge posed by the National Institutes of Health or NIH: to freeze bone marrow.
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Moths in mud can uncover prehistoric secretsMoth scales, preserved in the mud of a coniferous forest lake, have been used to identify outbreaks of these insects over the past 10,000 years. This groundbreaking new technique, reported in the open-access journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, can tell us more about the frequency and intensity of past and future insect epidemics, their impact on the forest environment and how they are link
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Weather should remain predictable despite climate changeNew research from the University of Missouri suggests that even as rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere drive the climate toward warmer temperatures, the weather will remain predictable.
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Extinct lakes of the American desert westThe vestiges of lakes long extinct dot the landscape of the American desert west. These fossilized landforms provide clues of how dynamic climate has been over the past few million years.
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Astronomers discover S0-2 star is single and ready for big Einstein testA team of astronomers has found that S0-2 does not have a significant other after all, or at least one that is massive enough to get in the way of critical measurements that astronomers need to test Einstein's Theory of General Relativity. Up until now, it was thought that S0-2 may be a binary, a system where two stars circle around each other.
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Researchers develop process producing cell-sized lipid vesicles for cell-cell synaptic therapiesNovel and robust process to produce functionalized giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs) on-demand from double emulsions templates results in artificial cells with surface ligand neuroligin-2 (NL-2) to promote insulin secretion in pancreatic beta cells, demonstrating a versatile cell-cell synaptic therapeutic paradigm.
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Experts challenge claims about medical marijuana's impact on teen recreational use and opioid deathsTwo papers published today look at the current evidence of the effects of medical marijuana laws and conclude there is little support that such laws increase recreational marijuana use among adolescents or reduce opioid overdose deaths.
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Wayne LaPierre’s Cynical Exploitation of OutrageIt’s been a strange few days in the American gun debate—with teenagers shaking an otherwise moribund discourse into new territory, senators being cowed on national television, and President Trump edging toward minor gun regulations. In the wake of the shooting, the Conservative Political Action Conference decided not to put National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre on its
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This Is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks LikeCORONA, Calif.—Roberta Gordon never thought she’d still be alive at age 76. She definitely didn’t think she’d still be working. But every Saturday, she goes down to the local grocery store and hands out samples, earning $50 a day, because she needs the money. “I’m a working woman again,” she told me, in the common room of the senior apartment complex where she now lives, here in California’s Inla
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Invasion of the body-snatching fungusUConn researchers recently documented in Nature Scientific Reports a gory and fascinating relationship between periodical cicadas and a fungus that infects them, hijacks their behavior, and causes a scene straight out of a zombie movie.
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Understanding the wetting of micro-textured surfaces can help give them new functionalitiesThe wetting and adhesion characteristics of solid surfaces critically depend on their fine structures. However, until now, our understanding of exactly how the sliding behaviour of liquid droplets depends on surface microstructures has been limited. Now, physicists Shasha Qiao, Qunyang Li and Xi-Qiao Feng from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China have conducted experimental and theoretical studie
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IBM reveals novel energy-saving optical receiver with a new record of rapid power-on/off timeWith the increasing popularization of datacenters and other bandwidth hungry interconnect applications, today's bandwidth growth of short-distance optical networks demands data transmission speeds of more than 100 Gb/s, calling for the development of energy-efficient, multi-channel optical links with fast data transfer rates.
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Synergy Between Nurses And Automation Could Be Key To Finding Sepsis EarlyA bedside computer loaded with software that tracks vital signs in the ICU can pick up early warning patterns, specialists say. But it takes a human care provider to sort the signal from the noise. (Image credit: Ian C. Bates for NPR)
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CU scientists' discovery could speed clinical translation of stem cell therapiesA team of scientists from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine at CU Anschutz has reported a more efficient approach to reprogramming a patient's diseased skin cells into stem cells, raising hopes for future clinical trials and potential cures for critical illnesses.
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Fertility breakthrough: New research could extend egg health with agePrinceton researchers identified a key protein in old, poor-quality C. elegans eggs. When they blocked this protein midway through the fertile window, the equivalent of a woman in her early thirties, they successfully extended egg viability beyond the normal span. Another experiment that knocked out this protein's genes entirely extended the worms' fertility by about 10 percent. If applied to huma
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New insight into plants' self-defenseResearchers at the University of Delaware and the University of California-Davis have uncovered new details of how chloroplasts move about in times of trouble. It's the fundamental kind of research information that helps scientists understand plant biology and could help farmers prevent crop loss.
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Low-calorie diet enhances intestinal regeneration after injuryAnimals fed restricted-calorie diets are better able to regenerate numerous tissues after injury. A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers pinpoints the cell responsible for these improved regenerative abilities in the intestines.
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How Would People React to News That Aliens Exist?On the night before Halloween in 1938, a strange story crackled over radios across the United States. An announcer interrupted the evening’s regular programming for a “special bulletin,” which went on to describe an alien invasion in a field in New Jersey, complete with panicked eyewitness accounts and sounds of gunfire. The story was, of course, fake, a dramatization of The War of The Worlds , t
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Conspiracy theorists are using social media to call shooting vicitms "crisis actors." Here's what that meansA certain kind of conspiracy theory keeps popping up after every recent mass shooting, and social media is making it easier to spread than ever before. Read More
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Interneuron migration impairement could lead to macrocephalyA team from the University of Liège has discovered a new crosstalk between the migrating inhibitory interneurons and the stem cells that generate the excitatory neurons. The researchers discovered that this cellular dialogue controls the growth of the cerebral cortex and that its impairment leads a cortical malformation previously associated with autism in mice. Their results are published in the
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Tracking dormant malariaIn an advance that could help scientist discover new malaria drugs, MIT researchers have shown that they can grow dormant human malaria parasites in engineered human liver tissue for several weeks, allowing them to closely study how the parasite becomes dormant, what vulnerabilities it may have, and how it springs back to life.
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Study in mice suggests personalized stem cell treatment may offer relief for MSScientists have shown in mice that skin cells re-programmed into brain stem cells, transplanted into the central nervous system, help reduce inflammation and may be able to help repair damage caused by multiple sclerosis (MS).
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Neuroscientists discover a brain signal that indicates whether speech has been understoodThe presence or absence of a unique brain signal after a listener has heard some speech indicates whether or not that listener has understood what has been said. The discovery has a number of practical applications, including tracking language development, assessing brain function post-injury, and confirming whether important instructions have been understood in high-pressure jobs.
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Mass. General-led team identifies genetic defect that may cause rare movement disorderA Massachusetts General Hospital-led research team has found that a defect in transcription of the TAF1 gene may be the cause of X-linked dystonia parkinsonism (XDP), a rare and severe neurodegenerative disease.
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Synchronised waves control embryonic patterningDuring an embryo's journey from a single cell to a complex organism, countless patterning processes make sure that the right cells develop in exactly the right location and at the right time. Cells activate specific genes in a rhythmic manner during this early development, resulting in waves of activation sweeping through the embryo. EMBL scientists now show that the rhythm between two specific se
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Defects on regulators of disease-causing proteins can cause neurological diseaseMutations in human PUMILIO1, a gene that regulates Ataxin1 production, cause conditions similar to spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1).
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Artificial intelligence quickly and accurately diagnoses eye diseases and pneumoniaUsing artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques, researchers at Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health and University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in China, Germany and Texas, have developed a new computational tool to screen patients with common but blinding retinal diseases, potentially speeding diagnoses and treatment.
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Artificial intelligence can diagnose and triage retinal diseasesIn the February 22 issue of Cell, scientists describe a platform that uses big data and artificial intelligence not only to recognize two of the most common retinal diseases but also to rate their severity. It can also distinguish between bacterial and viral pneumonia in children based on chest X-ray images.
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A look at the space between mouse brain cellsBetween the brain's neurons and glial cells is a critical but understudied structure that's been called neuroscience's final frontier: the extracellular space. With a new imaging paradigm, scientists can now see into and study this complex fluid-filled matrix. The advance, demonstrated in mice, appears February 22 in the journal Cell.
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Gut microbes protect against sepsis: Mouse studySepsis occurs when the body's response to the spread of bacteria or toxins to the bloodstream damages tissues and organs. The fight against sepsis could get a helping hand from a surprising source: gut bacteria. Researchers reporting February 22 in the journal Cell Host & Microbe found that giving mice particular microbes increased blood levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies, which protected
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How bats carry viruses without getting sickBats are known to harbor highly pathogenic viruses like Ebola or Marburg and yet they do not show clinical signs of disease. In a paper published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe on February 22, scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China find that in bats, an antiviral immune pathway called the STING-interferon pathway is dampened, and bats can maintain just enough defense against il
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The Day Humans Taught Robots to Fight BackBoston Dynamic's new robot dog can fight off a human as it opens a door.
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New study: It's not quackery—antidepressants work. Period.Antidepressants actually do work for a majority of people who try them, a new study asserts. Read More
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New symmetry-breaking method opens way for bioactive compoundsMany chemical molecules can exist in nature together with their mirror counterparts; like hands, two compounds can be made up of the same atoms in the same overall structure but in opposite orientations, i.e. left-handed and right-handed. This phenomenon of symmetry is called "chirality", and can give mirror counterparts ("enantiomers") entirely different chemical properties. A famous and tragic e
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Drier conditions could doom Rocky Mountain spruce and fir treesDrier summers and a decline in average snowpack over the past 40 years have severely hampered the establishment of two foundational tree species in subalpine regions of Colorado's Front Range, suggesting that climate warming is already taking a toll on forest health in some areas of the southern Rocky Mountains.
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New insight into how magma feeds volcanic eruptionsA novel research study by scientists at the University of Liverpool has provided new insights into how molten rock (magma) moves through the Earth's crust to feed volcanic eruptions.
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New Scientist - News

Why do firms like Uber and Citymapper keep reinventing buses?Apps want to disrupt public transport by creating “innovative” services that look suspiciously like buses, but real-time data could make for a better ride
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When the cryptocurrency bubble pops, these tokens are built to surviveAn emerging species of crypto-token offers a glimpse at the future of decentralized services.
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New Scientist - News

Bats spread Ebola because they’ve evolved not to fight virusesBats can carry viruses like Ebola and Marburg that are lethal for humans. This may be because, in order to fly, their bodies have given up on fighting such viruses
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The Atlantic

Drake and the Strange Spectacle of CharityDip into the strangely hypnotic film genre that documents the Publishers Clearing House delivering jumbo checks to people, and you begin to notice a pattern. When the “Prize Patrol” first knocks on a door, the sweepstakes winner might gasp and hesitantly smile at the cameras and the balloons, recognizing the familiar script they’ve suddenly been inserted into. But it’s when the money is actually
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Urban heat island effects depend on a city's layoutThe arrangement of a city's streets and buildings plays a crucial role in the local urban heat island effect, which causes cities to be hotter than their surroundings, researchers have found. The new finding could provide city planners and officials with new ways to influence those effects.
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Hauling antiprotons around in a vanA team of researchers working on the antiProton Unstable Matter Annihilation (PUMA) project near CERN's particle laboratory, according to a report in Nature, plans to capture a billion antiprotons, put them in a shipping container and transfer them to a lab that is conducting experiments collectively called ISOLDE.
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Sandhoff disease study shows proof of principle for gene therapyNIH researchers studying a fatal childhood genetic illness called Sandhoff disease uncover new details about how it develops in utero that indicate gene therapy has potential.
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Adherence to sleep apnea treatment affects risk of hospital readmissionA study of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) suggests that non-adherence to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is significantly associated with increased 30-day hospital readmissions.
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Novel technology could allow researchers to develop and test new antimalaria drugsOne of the biggest obstacles to eradicating malaria is a dormant form of the parasite that lurks in the livers of some patients. This dormant form is resistant to most antimalarial drugs and can reawaken months or years later, causing disease relapse.
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How bats carry viruses without getting sickBats are known to harbor highly pathogenic viruses like Ebola, Marburg, Hendra, Nipah, and SARS-CoV, and yet they do not show clinical signs of disease. In a paper published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe on February 22, scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China find that in bats, an antiviral immune pathway called the STING-interferon pathway is dampened, and bats can maintain ju
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Synchronised waves control embryonic patterningDuring an embryo's journey from a single cell to a complex organism, countless patterning processes make sure that the right cells develop in exactly the right location and at the right time. Cells activate specific genes in a rhythmic manner during this early development, resulting in waves of activation sweeping through the embryo. Scientists at EMBL now show that the rhythm between two specific
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The Atlantic

The Power of the Parkland Town HallI was 10 years old when, in 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold murdered 12 students at Columbine High School, in what was then the most-deadly school shooting in American history. What I can recall most from my childhood mind from the time aren’t the gruesome details in the news reports or even the sense of dread that gripped students and teachers across the country, but the feeling that somethi
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The Atlantic

Millions of Chinese Kids Are Parenting ThemselvesFor generations, Wang Ying’s family farmed the misty mountains of Liangshan, one of China’s poorest regions. But now, the 14-year-old girl lives without her parents—she is the main caretaker of her two younger siblings. They are among an estimated 9 million “left-behind children” living alone or in the care of relatives in the Chinese countryside. Max Duncan ’s quietly poignant short documentary
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It might be time to kill off trending topics on social media
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Not all dogs eat poop, but the ones that do like it freshAnimals Somewhat surprisingly, poodles rarely partake. Sometimes, dogs have a desire to consume either their own or other dogs’ feces. This behavior is called coprophagy, and, unsurprisingly, many dog owners don’t like it.
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Antidepressant response within hours? Experts weigh evidence on ketamine as fast-acting treatment for depression in Harvard Review of PsychiatryRecent studies suggest that ketamine, a widely used anesthetic agent, could offer a wholly new approach to treating severe depression -- producing an antidepressant response in hours rather than weeks. Two reviews of recent evidence on ketamine and related drugs for treating depression appear in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry, published by Wolters Kluwer.
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Financial structure of early childhood edu. Requires overhaul to make it accessible and affordableHigh-quality early care and education (ECE) is critical to positive child development and has the potential to generate economic returns, but the current financing structure of ECE leaves many children without access to high-quality services and does little to strengthen the ECE workforce, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
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Metabolic modelling becomes three-dimensionalAn international research consortium developed, with significant involvement of Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) scientists, the first computer model to include 3-D in the representation of human metabolic processes.
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NEJM reports positive results for larotrectinib against TRK-fusion cancer55 patients representing 17 cancer types tested positive for TRK fusion and were treated with larotrectinib. Overall response rate was 75 percent.
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Seychelles protects an area 'as big as Britain' in Indian OceanA novel deal with donors including Leonardo DiCaprio turned public debt into conservation funding.
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The Atlantic

The Issue at the Heart of MLB's Free-Agency DebateIn some palm-treed parts of the country, Major League Baseball’s 2018 Spring Training is underway in earnest. This is normally one of the most anticipated times of the year, with fans who have had to make do tracking the winter’s transactions getting to see something akin to real baseball again, and the excitement always coalesces around the players who have found new homes, who might provide the
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The Atlantic

Secretive Fraternities Are Feeding Anti-Semitism in AustriaVIENNA—Like many Austrian fraternities, Germania zu Wiener Neustadt sometimes uses a songbook at its get-togethers. It looks ordinary enough, with its red cover, gold crest, and curling script. The cover is studded with metal nails called “Biernagel” that keep the book slightly elevated so it doesn’t get wet when lying in beer. Unlike most other songbooks, however, it contains lyrics about killin
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SpaceX Launches Test Satellites for Internet ConstellationThe launch also marked the company’s first attempt to recover and reuse the fairing of its Falcon 9 rocket -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Moths in mud can uncover prehistoric secretsA groundbreaking new technique for examining moth scales in forest lake sediments allows prehistoric outbreaks of these insects to be identified. The technique -- which could prove as revolutionary as fossil pollen and charcoal markers -- can provide information on the frequency and intensity of past and future insect epidemics, their impact on the forest environment and how they are linked to cli
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Biomarker, clues to possible therapy found in novel childhood neurogenetic diseaseResearchers studying a rare genetic disorder that causes severe, progressive neurological problems in childhood have discovered insights into biological mechanisms that drive the disease, along with early clues that an amino acid supplement might offer a targeted therapy. The disorder, called TBCK-encephalopathy, disrupts autophagy, an important cellular waste-disposal process.
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Study finds language, achievement benefits of universal early childhood educationA study of more than 60,000 children enrolled in Norway's universal early education system has found the program improves language skills and narrows achievement gaps, according to a team of researchers from the US and Norway, led by Boston College Professor of Education Eric Dearing.
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Imaging individual flexible DNA 'building blocks' in 3-DA team of researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab) and Ohio State University have generated 3-D images from 129 individual molecules of flexible DNA origami particles. Their work provides the first experimental verification of the theoretical model of DNA origami.
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Scottish hospitals see slower decline in deathsIn a first-of-its-kind study, the researchers looked at extensive data on hospital admissions and discharges in both countries over a 17-year period. They found that while the number of people dying in hospital has declined in both countries, it is falling substantially faster in England.
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Is spending for infused chemotherapy by commercial insurers lower at physician offices?Delivering infused chemotherapy in a physician office was associated with lower spending by commercial health insurers compared with chemotherapy administered in a hospital outpatient department.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Damage encourages maple species to become female, study findsA few years ago, Rutgers researcher Jennifer Blake-Mahmud was working on a botany project in Virginia when colleagues pointed out a striped maple, a common tree in the understory of mountain forests from Nova Scotia to Georgia.
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Ingeniøren

Tysk teknologiprofessor: Glem elbiler med lang rækkeviddeDer er absolut ingen grund til at installere et 100 kWh-batteri i en elbil for at kunne køre 500 km på en opladning. Det er både økonomisk og miljømæssigt en fejltagelse. Det siger tysk professor, som står i spidsen for bybilen e.GO, som leverer den første bil til september. 7.000 styk er allered...
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The Atlantic

Teaching While AfraidThis is where things are today: The notion that teachers should be armed in order to protect students from shooters is a serious proposal now under debate. During Wednesday’s White House listening session with students, teachers, and parents affected by school shootings, President Trump suggested that allowing teachers with military training or other training experience to bring guns to school co
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New Scientist - News

There’s an alt-right alt-Twitter and it’s filled with hateAn analysis of a social media site called Gab, set up as a champion of free speech, reveals that one in 20 posts uses hateful language
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Live Science

Indian Man's Brain Tumor Might Be the World's LargestDoctors in India recently operated on what they say could be the largest brain tumor in the world, according to news reports.
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How to have a healthier, positive relationship to sex | Tiffany Kagure Mugo and Siphumeze KhundayiFrom our fear of women's bodies to our sheepishness around the word "nipple," our ideas about sex need an upgrade, say sex educators (and hilarious women) Tiffany Kagure Mugo and Siphumeze Khundayi. For a radical new take on sex positivity, the duo take the TED stage to suggest we look to Africa for erotic wisdom both ancient and modern, showing us how we can shake off problematic ideas about sex
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New symmetry-breaking method opens way for bioactive compoundsEPFL chemists have developed a new catalytic method for symmetry breaking. Published in Angewandte Chemie, the method can help synthesize important building blocks for bioactive compounds such as anticancer drugs.
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Drier conditions could doom Rocky Mountain spruce and fir treesDrier summers and a decline in average snowpack over the past 40 years have severely hampered the establishment of two foundational tree species in subalpine regions of Colorado's Front Range, suggesting that climate warming is already taking a toll on forest health in some areas of the southern Rocky Mountains.
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Archaeology: Pots, people and knowledge transferIn the Late Neolithic, a new style of pottery appears among the grave goods buried with the dead in many parts of Europe. A new genetic study shows that, with one exception, its dissemination was not accompanied by large-scale migration.
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IBM reveals novel energy-saving optical receiver with a new record of rapid power-on/off timeGroup of researchers from IBM Research in Zurich, Switzerland, together with a consortium working under the EU-funded project 'ADDAPT,' have demonstrated a novel optical receiver (RX) that can achieve an aggregate bandwidth of 160 Gb/s through four optical fibers.
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Developing reliable quantum computersInternational research team makes important step on the path to solving certification problems.
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This Giant Clock Will Tick for 10,000 Years, But You'll Never Find ItWould you pay $42 million for a clock that ticks once a year?
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Building a bright future for science journalismEditor in Chief Nancy Shute is ready to produce top-quality science journalism and investigate digital innovations.
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Ingeniøren

Dårlig kontrol gør det let at snyde med phthalater i legetøjLegetøj med hormonforstyrrende stoffer slipper ind på de danske varehylder på grund af snyd med dokumentationen og et hul i lovgivningen. Der er brug for bedre kontrol, lyder det fra dele af branchen.
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Readers weigh in on human gene editing and moreReaders debated feeling morally obligated to edit their kid's genes and had questions about exoplanets.
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Cancer risk associated with key epigenetic changes occurring through normal aging processSome scientists have hypothesized that tumor-promoting changes in cells during cancer development--particularly an epigenetic change involving DNA methylation--arise from rogue cells escaping a natural cell deterioration process called senescence. Now, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center demonstrated that instead, tumor-associated epigenetic states evolve erratically during early
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Decoding the structure of huntingtinDetermining the three dimensional structure of the protein could help to develop new treatments of Huntington's disease.
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Understanding the wetting of micro-textured surfaces can help give them new functionalitiesThe wetting and adhesion characteristics of solid surfaces critically depend on their fine structures. However, until now, our understanding of exactly how the sliding behaviour of liquid droplets depends on surface microstructures has been limited. Now, physicists Shasha Qiao, Qunyang Li and Xi-Qiao Feng from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China have conducted experimental and theoretical studie
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Color of judo uniform has no effect on winningContrary to previous studies and widespread belief, new research on competitive judo data finds a winning bias for the athlete who is first called, regardless of the color of their uniform.
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UCLA scientists use color-coded tags to discover how heart cells developUCLA researchers used fluorescent colored proteins to trace how cardiomyocytes -- cells in heart muscle that enable it to pump blood -- are produced in mouse embryos. The findings could eventually lead to methods for regenerating heart tissue in human adults.
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Stiffness mattersNanomedicine entry into cancer cells can be tuned by modulating the stiffness of the plasma membrane.
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Invasion of the body-snatching fungusUConn researchers recently documented in Nature Scientific Reports a gory and fascinating relationship between periodical cicadas and a fungus that infects them, hijacks their behavior, and causes a scene straight out of a zombie movie.
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Damage encourages maple species to become female, Rutgers study findsJennifer Blake-Mahmud reports that striped maples not only change their sex periodically, but that they can wait until the last minute - three weeks before flowering - to do it. The switch appears to be triggered by physical damage, which can prompt a branch to flower female if it's cut off a male tree.
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New insight into how magma feeds volcanic eruptionsA novel research study by scientists at the University of Liverpool has provided new insights into how molten rock (magma) moves through the Earth's crust to feed volcanic eruptions. Using laboratory experiments involving water, jelly and laser imaging, researchers were able to demonstrate how magma magma flows through the Earth's crust to the surface through magma-filled cracks called dykes.
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The Atlantic

Could Conservatives Actually Pull Off a Coup Against House Leadership?On July 28, 2015, Representative Mark Meadows, a Republican from North Carolina virtually unknown outside his district, quietly catalyzed a coup against then-Speaker John Boehner. By filing a motion to vacate the chair—a parliamentary maneuver that hadn’t been used since 1910—Meadows triggered a process to put Boehner’s speakership up for a vote, rallying many of his fellow conservatives behind t
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How changes in biotic interactions impact dryland ecosystemsThe negative impact of a lack of plant functional diversity on ecosystems is well-documented, and can be seen in action in most dryland ecosystems. However, the indirect effects of biotic interactions – activities of certain living organisms that can impact the survival of others – are still unknown. The DRYFUN project set out to lift the veil on this issue.
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CDN analysis sheds light on internet evolutionCDNs have greatly improved our online experience. The CDN-H project has studied its implications for the internet's structure and the relationship between stakeholders.
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Dagens Medicin

Styrk lægers efteruddannelse på tværs af regionerneDet giver ikke mening, at der fra region til region er forskellige regler for, hvornår læger kan deltage i efteruddannelse, som er sponseret af industrien.
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Politiker: Midtjylland mangler 100 psykiatriske sengepladser i forhold til andre regionerJacob Isøe Klærke, der er formand for psykiatri- og socialudvalget i Region Midt, vil arbejde for, at Region Midt får betydeligt flere sengepladser. Det var et af budskaberne på udvalgets møde med personalet i Risskov i går.
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Dagens Medicin

Randers har rekord i at operere patienter med tyktarmskræftFor få år siden blev Aarhus Universitetshospital og Regionshospitalet Randers sammenlagt til en fælles kolorektal enhed. Det betyder, at Randers-kirurgerne i dag er dem, der på landsplan opererer flest patienter med tyktarmskræft. I 2017 havde de skalpellen i brug hele 250 gange.
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Futurity.org

Software beats power grid hackers in security testsHacker-resistant software for controlling a power grid performed well in both a simulated cyber-intrusion and in a tryout in a real power plant, its developers say. Though the Honolulu power plant where the tryout occurred was not generating electricity at the time, the test achieved its goal of showing that the software can operate without adverse effects on other plant systems. Concern about th
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How Do Ski Jumpers Fall Huge Distances Without Breaking Their Legs?My legs would break if I fell 50 feet onto hard snow. Why don't Olympic skiers break theirs?
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New portable, high performance device analyses toxic gases and air pollutantsAgainst a backdrop of increased concern about the safety of traded cargo across Europe, the EU-funded IRON project has developed a handheld device for sub-parts per billion (ppb) gas detection based on proprietary mid-infrared laser spectroscopy, combined with patented photoacoustic technology.
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SpaceX launches broadband pathfindersThe US rocket company puts up two satellites to test technologies for a broadband mega-constellation.
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Science-Based Medicine

Are we all contaminated with chemical toxins?Are we all being gradually poisoned by environmental toxins? And what is the evidence for detoxification kits and cleanses?
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Scientific American Content: Global

Before Hitting the Road, Self-Driving Cars Should Have to Pass a Driving TestResearchers can’t always tell exactly why something works but they can evaluate the outcome -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Finnish research group discovers a new immune system regulatorAcademy Professor Riitta Lahesmaa's research group from Turku Centre for Biotechnology of the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University, Finland, has discovered a new regulator of the immune system, a key factor that controls development of regulatory T cells. The discovery provides basis for new strategies for the treatment of both cancer and immune-mediated diseases.
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Histology in 3-D: New staining method enables Nano-CT imaging of tissue samplesTo date, examining patient tissue samples has meant cutting them into thin slices for histological analysis. This might now be set to change -- thanks to a new staining method devised by an interdisciplinary team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM). This allows specialists to investigate three-dimensional tissue samples using the Nano-CT system also recently developed at TUM.
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Causing inflammation to run out of fuelInflammation needs energy: An important source for this energy is oxygen, which is indispensable for the cells of the immune system to work properly. On the one hand, oxygen is an essential element required for cells to survive; on the other hand, it also adds fuel to the fire of inflammation. Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have discovered that the body skil
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Stroke survivors and caregivers feel abandoned by health services, study findsA systematic review of studies focused on stroke survivors' and carers' experiences of primary care and community healthcare services has found that they feel abandoned because they have become marginalised by services and do not have the knowledge or skills to re-engage.
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New quantum memory stores information for hoursStoring information in a quantum memory system is a difficult challenge, as the data is usually quickly lost. At TU Wien, ultra-long storage times have now been achieved using tiny diamonds.
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Zero gravity graphene promises success in spaceIn a series of exciting experiments, Cambridge researchers experienced weightlessness testing graphene's application in space.
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Rainfall's natural variation hides climate change signalNew research from The Australian National University (ANU) and ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science suggests natural rainfall variation is so great that it could take a human lifetime for significant climate signals to appear in regional or global rainfall measures.
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Retraining may be the best way to ease impending tech-driven job losses
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Futurity.org

How to cut bad crashes among drivers with dementiaRequiring physicians to report patients with dementia to state driver’s licensing authorities is not associated with fewer hospitalizations from motor vehicle crashes. In-person license renewal laws and vision testing, however, dramatically cut crashes involving drivers with dementia, according to a new study. The results, reported in the journal Neurology , indicate that physician reporting laws
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How a zebrafish's squiggly cartilage transforms into a strong spineIn the womb, our strong spines start as nothing more than a rope of rubbery tissue. As our bodies develop, this flexible cord, called the notochord, morphs into a column of bone and cartilage sturdy enough to hold up our heavy upper bodies.
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Blowing in the wind—picking apart the plastic problemMy son sent me a text this morning from the school bus. "Mum" he said "there's litter everywhere." Of course, he knows my interest in such things…
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AI time bombs could sneak cyber attacks past watchful eyes
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Austria sues over EU approval of Hungary nuclear plantStaunchly anti-nuclear Austria lodged a legal complaint with the European Court of Justice on Thursday against the EU's approval of the expansion of a nuclear plant in neighbouring Hungary.
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SpaceX launches Spanish satellite from CaliforniaAn Earth-observation satellite built for Spain was successfully launched into orbit from California at dawn Thursday, creating a brief light show as it arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles.
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The battle for spinach: Tiny crop, huge value, no virgin soil, big troubleIn the Pacific Northwest, spinach seed is a tiny crop with huge value. And it's in big trouble.
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