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Scientists examine link between surface-water salinity, climate changeA Syracuse University researcher explores the impact of de-icing salt from roads and highways on a local watershed. She says their findings make her 'cautiously optimistic' about the watershed's future surface-water chloride concentrations.
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Young children use physics, not previous rewards, to learn about toolsChildren as young as seven apply basic laws of physics to problem-solving, rather than learning from what has previously been rewarded, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge.
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Researchers combine metalens with an artificial muscleInspired by the human eye, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed an adaptive metalens, that is essentially a flat, electronically controlled artificial eye. The adaptive metalens simultaneously controls for three of the major contributors to blurry images: focus, astigmatism, and image shift.
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Sådan påvirker antidepressiver dit humørOmkring en kvart million danskere tager dagligt SSRI-medicin, populært kaldet lykkepiller.
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BMW recalls 12,000 diesel cars over emissionsGerman high-end carmaker BMW on Friday recalled thousands of diesel cars for a software update, after reports it had admitted to authorities they released more harmful emissions on the road than in the lab.
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Apple loses bid to ban protests by French tax campaign groupA French court on Friday threw out a complaint by Apple demanding a ban on protests at its stores by the tax campaign group Attac.
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Chinese billionaire Li Shufu buys biggest single stake in DaimlerChinese billionaire Li Shufu has bought a near 10-percent stake in Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler, making him the German group's largest single shareholder, a stock market filing showed Friday.
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Scientists examine link between surface-water salinity, climate changeThe interplay between surface-water salinity and climate change in Central New York is the subject of a recent paper by researchers in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences.
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China's two-child policy may exacerbate gender inequalitySince China ended its one-child policy allowing all families to have up to two children, an additional 90 million women have become eligible to have a second child. But new UBC sociology research suggests the new universal two-child policy could be negatively affecting women's status and gender equality.
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How Baby Birds Learn to DuetRecordings of songbird duets reveal that baby birds learn conversational turn-taking like we do: gradually, and from adults. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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SDO reveals how magnetic cage on the Sun stopped solar eruptionA dramatic magnetic power struggle at the Sun's surface lies at the heart of solar eruptions, new research using NASA data shows. The work highlights the role of the Sun's magnetic landscape, or topology, in the development of solar eruptions that can trigger space weather events around Earth.
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Dementia increases the risk of 30-day readmission to the hospital after dischargeUntil now, little was known about the effects of dementia on early hospital readmission. Researchers in Japan recently published the results of a study to learn more about the effects of dementia and being admitted to the hospital within 30 days of a previous hospital discharge (the medical term for leaving the hospital once your care is considered complete). Their study was published in the Journ
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Geothermal Energy Grows in KenyaRapid expansion of geothermal energy generation has helped increase electrical access in Kenya. But the country faces challenges in making electricity widely available.
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Q&A: The Ocean Breathes So We Can, TooMarine life produces about half the oxygen in our atmosphere.
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China's two-child policy may exacerbate gender inequalitySince China ended its one-child policy allowing all families to have up to two children, an additional 90 million women have become eligible to have a second child. But new sociology research suggests the new universal two-child policy could be negatively affecting women's status and gender equality.
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Children's learning is not affected by repeated sick days with fever and infectionsWhereas severe infections with long-term hospitalizations can make it more difficult for a child to pass the 9th grade exam, recurring less serious severe infections do not affect children's learning.
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Private browsing gets more privateA new system uses JavaScript decryption algorithms embedded in web pages and code obfuscation to patch security holes left open by web browsers' private-browsing functions.
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New device for low-cost single-cell analysis identifies fibroblast subtypes in rheumatoid arthritis patientsResearchers have taken steps to facilitate broad access to single-cell sequencing by developing a 3-D-printed, portable and low-cost microfluidic controller. To demonstrate the utility of the instrument in clinical environments, the researchers deployed the device to study synovial tissue from patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
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Portable ultrasound: Post-prison follow up could improve care of patients with kidney diseaseHow using portable ultrasound can help better detect fluid in the lungs of people with end-stage renal disease and a proposed better way to help inmates with ESRD navigate the free world.
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Domestic goat dating back to the Neolithic Corded Ware period identified in FinlandGoat hairs have been found in a grave structure that was discovered in the 1930s in Kauhava, western Finland. These are the oldest animal hairs found in Finland. From the perspective of Finnish prehistory, the finding supports the evidence of animal husbandry practised during the Corded Ware period, while also revealing details of burial rituals.
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Stem cell study may result in stronger muscles in old ageAs we grow older, our muscular function declines. A new study shows how an unexpectedly high number of mutations in the stem cells of muscles impair cell regeneration. This discovery may result in new medication to build stronger muscles even when in old age.
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Why Scientists Are Rushing to Hunt Down 1.7 Million Unknown VirusesCan researchers uncover 800,000 viruses in the next 10 years? We're about to find out.
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Kenneth Seddon obituaryPioneer of ‘green chemistry’ through his groundbreaking research into ionic liquids Kenneth Seddon, who has died aged 67 after suffering from cancer, was a pioneering chemist and acknowledged leader of “green chemistry”. He led the growth of research into a relatively new area of study, ionic liquids . Ken did not discover these substances, but in the 1980s he was the first to see that they were a
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America Is Teaching Syria a Dangerous LessonSyrian Russian Eastern GhoutaAs the slaughter continues in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta—a besieged area on the outskirts of Damascus that is home to some 400,000 people—the obvious question becomes even more urgent: How can this abomination be stopped? There are no risk-free silver bullets or magic potions. There is no diplomatic fairy dust or holy water. But one thing is inescapable: Unless the United States is seriously consider
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Atlantic Studios Presents New Documentary: “Deportation Nation"In “ Deportation Nation ,” a new original documentary released today by Atlantic Studios , former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio stands by the controversial statement he made a decade ago, when he called his infamous Tent City a concentration camp. Arpaio, who President Trump pardoned last summer for defying a court order to stop racial profiling and is now running for U.S. Senate, says in Th
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Eyewire Winter Games 2018: Marathon ResultsWow! Eyewirers, you completed this marathon cell in 53 hours 30 minutes. We’d say “finally,” but really this was a most impressive effort given the enormity of that cell, and quite the way to cross the finish line for the Winter Games! Congratulations, and make sure to join us at 4 PM EST for the closing ceremony.
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What happened to US diplomats in Cuba? – Science Weekly podcastIan Sample delves into a preliminary study of US embassy staff said to have been targeted by an energy source in Cuba. With no unifying explanation, what do scientists think happened?
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Model based on hydrothermal sources evaluate possibility of life on Jupiter's icy moonScientists compare primitive Earth scenario with satellite Europa's conditions; the Jupiterian moon could host microorganisms at the bottom of a huge warm ocean located underneath its frozen crust.
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On second thought, the Moon's water may be widespread and immobileA new analysis of data from two lunar missions finds evidence that the Moon's water is widely distributed across the surface and is not confined to a particular region or type of terrain.
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Study: Police use of force is rare, as are significant injuries to suspectsPolice officers rarely use force in apprehending suspects, and when they do they seldom cause significant injuries to those arrested, according to a multi-site study published in the March issue of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.
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What happened to US diplomats in Cuba? – Science Weekly podcastIan Sample delves into a preliminary study of US embassy staff said to have been targeted by an energy source in Cuba. With no unifying explanation, what do scientists think happened? Subscribe and review on Apple Podcasts , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud and Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter Between 2016 and 2017, a number of US diplomats in Cuba reported distressing sym
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Why Albert Einstein was a socialistWe often like to consider the ideas of great thinkers when looking at an issue. To that end, Albert Einstein once wrote an essay explaining why he was a socialist. We break it down here. Read More
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Mute Is a Grim Sci-Fi SlogAccording to the director Duncan Jones, Mute , his new film debuting Friday on Netflix, was not originally intended as a work of sci-fi. And it shows. This noir-tinged mystery drama about a mute bartender trying to solve the disappearance of his girlfriend by plunging into a criminal underworld is, indeed, set in the future. There are some robots, a lot of Blade Runner– esque neon lights littered
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US conservatives spread tweets by Russian trolls over 30 times more often than liberalsThe first detailed analysis of how misinformation spread through the Twittersphere during the 2016 election also shows that the most retweets of troll content came from Tennessee and Texas.
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Whoosh! Virgin Unveils Hyperloop that Will Travel 760 MphVirgin Hyperloop One has released prototype for a levitating pod that is designed to zoom at speeds as high as 760 mph (1,200 km/h) through a Hyperloop connecting Dubai to Abu Dhabi, according to news sources.
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China's two-child policy may exacerbate gender inequalitySince China ended its one-child policy allowing all families to have up to two children, an additional 90 million women have become eligible to have a second child. But new UBC sociology research suggests the new universal two-child policy could be negatively affecting women's status and gender equality.
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The Travel Ecosystem: An Industry on the GoAmadeus, a behind-the-scenes technology provider serving the entire travel ecosystem, has transformed its technology backbone to enable the new personalized and seamless digital experiences consumers crave.
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'So What? Maybe It Is a Concentration Camp'On the eve of the Iowa Caucuses in January 2016, when Donald Trump’s presidential campaign still seemed a long-shot, he landed a crucial endorsement. Joe Arpaio, the Phoenix-area sheriff hailed by conservative activists for being tough on immigration, embraced Trump with a prescient message. “Everything I believe in,” Arpaio declared, “he’s going to do when he becomes president.” The former sheri
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The American Detention Machine“Maybe it is a concentration camp; I don’t want to make it look nice.” Joe Arpaio stands by his 2008 description of his infamous “tent city” jail. The former Arizona sheriff cultivates an image of toughness on immigration. In 2016, Donald Trump welcomed Arpaio’s support, saying, “When Sheriff Arpaio gives you an endorsement, you know you’re the king of the border.” Rewarding Arpaio with a preside
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Major companies face pressure to stop giving NRA members discountsAngry social media users are pressuring companies that have partnerships with the NRA to cut ties with the organization, though it remains to be seen if all will comply. Read More
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NASA's SDO reveals how magnetic cage on the Sun stopped solar eruptionA dramatic magnetic power struggle at the Sun's surface lies at the heart of solar eruptions, new research using NASA data shows.
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How Digital Maps Have Changed What It Means to Be LostThe last time I was ever truly lost was in the summer of 2013. It was in St. Petersburg, Russia. I traveled there for work, and after four days of fighting jet lag to cram in sightseeing on the side, I fell asleep on a bus, nodding off over the copy of A Clash of Kings I’d been carrying with me during the trip. When I woke up, I had no idea how long I’d been out and if I’d missed my stop. The sto
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Prevention is better than cure: Targeted vaccination to halt epidemicsAmidst growing concerns over the low uptake of flu shots in Europe, scientists from the Italian National Research Council and the JRC confirm that vaccinations remain the best way forward when it comes to stopping the spread of infectious diseases.
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Volkswagen profit roars back two years after 'dieselgate'The world's largest carmaker Volkswagen appeared back in racing form Friday, as its 2017 results revved back to levels not seen since before its devastating "dieselgate" emission cheating scandal.
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Study: Pro-diversity policies make companies more innovative and profitableWhile some may see corporate diversity initiatives as nothing more than glitzy marketing campaigns, a PSU business school professor's research shows that companies that hire a more diverse set of employees are rewarded with a richer pipeline of innovative products and a stronger financial position.
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On second thought, the Moon's water may be widespread and immobileA new analysis of data from two lunar missions finds evidence that the Moon's water is widely distributed across the surface and is not confined to a particular region or type of terrain. The water appears to be present day and night, though it's not necessarily easily accessible.
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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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C-sections and gut bacteria increase risk of childhood obesityNew 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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Engineers advance 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, researchers 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 technology.
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Trilobites: A 3-D Look Inside the Tasmanian Tiger’s Pouch, Long After ExtinctionResearchers scanned young thylacines preserved in jars in museums, gaining an understanding of when in their development the marsupials turned canine-like.
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The critters of the deep sea may thrive on calamariAnimals Scientists found a squid graveyard swarming with scavengers. Squid carcasses strewn across the bottom of the Gulf of California may represent just one of many deep-sea graveyards.
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The Apollo and The Atlantic Present Black Panther in Conversation: Featuring Chadwick Boseman and Ta-Nehisi CoatesNew York, NY and Washington, D.C. (February 23, 2018)—As Black Panther continues to land rapturous praise and smash box office records in its opening days, the Apollo Theater in collaboration with The Atlantic will present a discussion about the film with its star Chadwick Boseman in conversation with The Atlantic’s national correspondent and author Ta-Nehisi Coates. The event, which is now sold
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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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The 'loudness' of our thoughts affects how we judge external soundsThe 'loudness' of our thoughts -- or how we imagine saying something -- influences how we judge the loudness of real, external sounds.
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Looking for an off switch for celiac diseaseCeliac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects by some estimates nearly 1 in 100 people. Celiac disease symptoms are triggered by gluten, a protein found in wheat and related plants, but gluten doesn't act alone to cause the digestive symptoms that patients suffer. Rather, gluten induces an overactive immune response when it's modified by the enzyme transglutaminase 2, or TG2, in the small
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Facebook's Mandatory Anti-Malware Scan Is Invasive and Lacks TransparencyFacebook is locking users out of their accounts until they download antivirus software that sometimes doesn't even work on their computers.
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On second thought, the Moon's water may be widespread and immobileA new analysis of data from two lunar missions finds evidence that the Moon's water is widely distributed across the surface and is not confined to a particular region or type of terrain.
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Prevention is better than cure: Targeted vaccination to halt epidemicsScientists at the Joint Research centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, simulated real-world social networks to assess the best strategies for halting epidemics.
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New device for low-cost single-cell analysis identifies fibroblast subtypes in RA patientsAs described in a study published today in Nature Communications, researchers at the New York Genome Center (NYGC) and New York University (NYU) have taken steps to facilitate broad access to single-cell sequencing by developing a 3-D-printed, portable and low-cost microfluidic controller. To demonstrate the utility of the instrument in clinical environments, the researchers deployed the device to
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German nights get brighter -- but not everywhereThe nights in the German federal states („Bundesländer") have been getting brighter and brighter in the last four years -- but not everywhere at the same rate and with one exemption: Thuringia. This is the result of a study by scientists Chris Kyba and Theres Küster from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences together with Helga Kuechly from 'Luftbild - Umwelt - Planung, Potsdam'. They pub
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Iron-corroding bacteria shown to possess enzymes enabling them to extract electrons from extracellular solidsA research team led by NIMS and RIKEN has discovered that sulfate-reducing bacteria responsible for anaerobic iron corrosion in petroleum pipelines, etc. possess a group of cell surface enzymes which enable them to directly extract electrons from extracellular solids. Current anticorrosion methods involve the use of antibacterial agents which kill a broad spectrum of bacteria. Their finding may fa
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Combating sulphuric acid corrosion at wastewater plantsWriting in Water Research, Austrian researchers from TU Graz and the University of Graz discuss new materials that prevent damage from microbial induced concrete corrosion.
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Marco Rubio's Lonely FightThere’s something about Senator Marco Rubio that inspires seething hatred in his detractors. But what is it, exactly? It’s natural that progressives wouldn’t be terribly fond of him, as he is an avowed conservative. What’s puzzling, though, is that Rubio seems more intensely disliked on the left than politicians well to his right, who don’t share his zeal for making the tax code more generous tow
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The Most Expensive Comment in Internet History?Bollea v. Gawker isn’t just one of the most consequential lawsuits in the history of modern American media. It’s also probably the strangest. In 2016, Hulk Hogan, the professional wrestler, won a nine-figure lawsuit that ultimately bankrupted Gawker Media, a fleet of sites that epitomized the barbed brilliance of New York’s young media crowd. The lawsuit concerned a video of Hogan (né Terry Gene
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Ice chips only? Study questions restrictions on oral intake for women in laborAt most US maternity units, women in labor are put on nil per os (NPO) status -- they're not allowed to eat or drink anything, except ice chips. But new nursing research questions that policy, showing no increase in risks for women who are allowed to eat and drink during labor. The study appears in the March issue of the American Journal of Nursing, published by Wolters Kluwer.
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Looking for an off switch for celiac diseaseNew research published in the Feb. 23 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry identifies an enzyme that turns off transglutaminase 2, potentially paving the way for new treatments for celiac disease.
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PSU study: Pro-diversity policies make companies more innovative and profitablePSU business school professor's research shows that companies that hire a more diverse set of employees are rewarded with a richer pipeline of innovative products and a stronger financial position.
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How cities heat upNew study from MIT and CNRS shows a way to dial down the urban heat island effects that can pump up city temperatures, through different city planning based on classical physics formulas.
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Model based on hydrothermal sources evaluate possibility of life Jupiter's icy moonBrazilian scientists compare primitive Earth scenario with satellite Europa's conditions; the jupiterian moon could host microorganisms at the bottom of a huge warm ocean located underneath its frozen crust.
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Attosecond physics: A keen sense for moleculesMunich based Laser physicists have developed an extremely powerful broadband infrared light source. This light source opens up a whole new range of opportunities in medicine, life science, and material analysis.
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SwRI scientist helps characterize water on lunar surfaceA Southwest Research Institute scientist with expertise in how water reacts with lunar soil contributed to a new study that indicates water and/or hydroxyl may be more prevalent on the Moon's surface than previously thought.
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Children's learning is not affected by repeated sick days with fever and infectionsWhereas severe infections with long-term hospitalisations can make it more difficult for a child to pass the 9th grade exam, recurring less serious severe infections do not affect children's learning. This is shown by the hitherto largest study of almost 600,000 Danish children.
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University of Washington Researchers Can Wirelessly Charge a Phone Using LasersA team of electrical engineering students has a solution to all your charging problems: Lasers.
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Alternative methods needed to detect all schistosomiasis casesTo detect detect intestinal schistosome infections, the World Health Organization recommends using the Kato-Katz technique, which analyzes slides of fecal matter. But the approach often misses people who are infected with only a low burden of parasites and, as a consequence, shed only a few eggs in fecal samples. Researchers have now analyzed the efficacy of other testing approaches in a setting w
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Scientists gain new insight on how antibodies interact with widespread respiratory virusScientists have found and characterized the activity of four antibodies produced by the human immune system that target an important protein found in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), according to new research.
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Scientists find molecular link between Vitamin A derivative and mouse intestinal healthNew research shows that all-trans-retinoic acid (atRA), the active form of vitamin A, regulates immune system responses in the mouse intestine by controlling expression of the protein HIC1 in cells known as innate lymphoid cells. These findings could suggest new ways to fight disease.
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Weird particle soup may have formed stars in the early universePions are particles that usually decay very quickly. But right after the big bang, they could have made stars that last long enough for us to detect now
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Why we are sceptical of antidepressant analysis | LettersAcademics dispute the claims made for these drugs in a recent study, while one long-term user recounts how they have worked for her and other readers point to the usefulness of meditation and community in fending off depression It was disappointing to read such an uncritical description of the latest analysis of antidepressant trials that does not address doubts about the widespread use of these d
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Private browsing gets more privateA new MIT system uses JavaScript decryption algorithms embedded in web pages and code obfuscation to patch security holes left open by web browsers' private-browsing functions.
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Genetics makes Asians and Europeans susceptible to severe dengueAs globalization and climate change spread tropical infectious diseases around the globe, not all populations have the same degree of susceptibility. Researchers from the Institut Pasteur, CNRS and the Institute for Research and Innovation in Health-University of Porto (i3S) identified gene variants common in people of Asian and European ancestry, making them more prone than those of African origi
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Mind-reading algorithm uses EEG data to reconstruct images based on what we perceiveA new technique developed by neuroscientists can reconstruct images of what people perceive based on their brain activity gathered by EEG.
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Age and gender matter behind the wheel -- but not how you might expectA new 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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Lab notes: meet the primitive Picassos – our arty ancestors the NeanderthalsThis weeks headlines have been full of our ancestors, most prominently the discovery that Neanderthals painted on cave walls in Spain 65,000 years ago – tens of thousands of years before the arrival of modern humans. Some say this made them the first artists on Earth, but Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones has some interesting points to make about that claim . Neanderthals aside, an intriguing th
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Toenail Fungus's Nonexistent Sex Life Is More Interesting Than You ThinkToenail fungus is not sexy, and the microbes that cause the infection appear to agree.
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1 Important Secret for Effective CommunicationA strong beginning and an even stronger ending can drive your message home, as the latest training video from The Flame Challenge makes clear -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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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 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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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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Weather should remain predictable despite climate changeNew research 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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With computation, researchers identify promising solid oxide fuel cell materialsUsing advanced computational methods, materials scientists have discovered new materials that could bring widespread commercial use of solid oxide fuel cells closer to reality.
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When every fish counts: Genetic tools can ensure accuracy of identification of endangered fishGenetic analysis 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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'The Dialogues' Takes On Physics And Reality In Words And PicturesCommentator Adam Frank interviews physicist Clifford Johnson, who has taken a new approach to the exploration of questions about the nature of the universe — the graphic novel. (Image credit: Courtesy of Clifford Johnson)
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Februarys will continue to get warmer, which is good for picnics but bad for humansNexus Media News Our fingerprints are all over this week’s record-breaking heat. The East Coast experienced record-breaking heat this week, showing the human fingerprints of climate change.
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Scientists take step toward safer batteries by trimming lithium branchesA collaborative team of researchers from Shinshu University in Japan have found a new way to curb some of the potential dangers posed by lithium ion batteries. Repeated lithium deposition/dissolution during charge/discharge can cause serious accidents due to the deposition of lithium dendrites that penetrate the separator and induce internal short-circuiting. The researchers hope to solve the issu
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New link between gut bacteria and obesityResearchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered a new link between gut bacteria and obesity. They found that certain amino acids in our blood can be connected to both obesity and the composition of the gut microbiome.
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These 10 ERs Sharply Reduced Opioid Use And Still Eased PainCollaboration was key for the 10 emergency rooms that cut opioid prescriptions by 36 percent. Doctors say they now use less addictive medicines to manage pain and have shifted patients' expectations. (Image credit: John Daley / CPR News)
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A Week Around the World With The AtlanticWhat We’re Writing The death of Billy Graham: The influential evangelical preacher died this Wednesday at the age of 99. The man known as “America’s Pastor” was more than just that: Recognizing that Americans are not the future of evangelical Christianity , he preached his gospel across the world, from North Carolina to North Korea. But, Emma Green writes, Graham’s legacy of “bipartisan, ecumenic
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Trump's Call for Mental Institutions Could Be GoodPresident Donald Trump continued to point to mental-health solutions to America’s gun-violence problem this week, this time saying that he would like to reopen mental asylums that have been closed over the past few decades. “Part of the problem is we used to have mental institutions ... where you take a sicko like this guy,” he said in a discussion with state and local officials about last week’s
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You don't have to be an expert to solve big problems | Tapiwa ChiweweDriving in Johannesburg one day, Tapiwa Chiwewe noticed an enormous cloud of air pollution hanging over the city. He was curious and concerned but not an environmental expert -- so he did some research and discovered that nearly 14 percent of all deaths worldwide in 2012 were caused by household and ambient air pollution. With this knowledge and an urge to do something about it, Chiwewe and his co
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AR still doesn’t have a killer app, but Google’s ARCore is here to helpIts AR developer kit for Android devices is now open to everyone. That will spur more innovation.
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Complex inhalers prevent patients from taking medicineRespiratory disease patients with arthritis could struggle to manage their conditions because their inhalers are too fiddly for them to use, University of Bath research has found.
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Insights into familial middle-age dementia suggest new avenues for treatmentFrontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) is a common cause of hereditary dementia, but the molecular events driving the disease are poorly understood. Researchers centered at Tokyo Medical and Dental University(TMDU) developed a mouse model to study a form of FTLD linked to mutations in the PGRN gene (FTLD-TDP). The team discovered that tau protein phosphorylation is a key early event in the patho
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Combating sulphuric acid corrosion at wastewater plantsWriting in Water Research, Austrian researchers from TU Graz and the University of Graz discuss new materials that prevent damage from microbial induced concrete corrosion.
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Stem cell study may result in stronger muscles in old ageAs we grow older, our muscular function declines. A new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows how an unexpectedly high number of mutations in the stem cells of muscles impair cell regeneration. This discovery may result in new medication to build stronger muscles even when in old age. The study is published in Nature Communications.
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Screening for fracture risk in postmenopausal women is cost-effectiveA recent Journal of Bone and Mineral Research analysis indicates that screening for fracture risk in older postmenopausal women is a good use of healthcare resources--in other words, it's cost-effective.
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New insights on the neurobiology of dyingA new 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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Smart vultures never, ever cross the Spain-Portugal border. Why?Europe Humans NeanderthalThe first rule of Vulture Club: stay out of Portugal. Read More
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Trilobites: The Chambered Nautilus Is the Ocean’s Most Efficient Jet EngineMoving through the deep seas with jets of water uses much more energy than swimming with fins, but this shellfish has found a way to make it work very well.
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Why productivity growth slowed—and how we could turn things around
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Nanomushroom sensors: One material, many applicationsThe Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit at OIST has developed new innovative biosensing material for counting dividing cells and detecting biomolecules.
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Impact of misunderstanding genetic tests for heart conditionsPatients who undergo genetic testing for inherited heart disease need to be better informed to know how to interpret the results and understand the impact the results will have on their life, a University of Sydney study has found.
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Domestic goat dating back to the Neolithic Corded Ware period identified in FinlandGoat hairs have been found in a grave structure that was discovered in the 1930s in Kauhava, western Finland. These are the oldest animal hairs found in Finland. From the perspective of Finnish prehistory, the finding supports the evidence of animal husbandry practised during the Corded Ware period, while also revealing details of burial rituals.
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A specific new ELISA method for analyzing cetuximabCetuximab (CET) is a monoclonal antibody that inhibits epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) used for immunotherapy of different types of cancer. This study describes the development and full validation of a new enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) with high sensitivity and selectivity for bioanalysis of CET.
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New approach to improve nitrogen use, enhance yield, and promote flowering in riceUsing nitrogen fertilizer increases crop yields, but excess runoff causes environmental pollution. Moreover, in grains such as rice, large amounts of nitrogen fertilizer can delay flowering, leaving the crop vulnerable to late-season cold weather. A recent study has identified a rice nitrate transporter that can be overexpressed to increase grain yield and accelerate flowering. This approach has t
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Gothamist, LAist, and DCist Will Return, Thanks to a Boost From Public RadioMonths after billionaire Joe Ricketts closed Gothamist and its affiliates, a group of non-profit radio stations is getting the band back together.
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New link between gut bacteria and obesityResearchers have discovered a new link between gut bacteria and obesity. They found that certain amino acids in our blood can be connected to both obesity and the composition of the gut microbiome.
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Next biggest danger to the environment? Household cleaners.A new study of Los Angeles finds that as car emissions are being reduced household chemicals are taking their place as the main cause of air pollution. Read More
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Image: Bering StraitThe Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission takes us over the Bering Strait, which connects the Pacific and Arctic Oceans between Russia and the US state of Alaska.
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New method could help quantify untapped natural gas reservoirsMore than 30 states have shale formations that harbor natural gas underground, according to the Energy Information Administration. But industry experts can't agree on exactly how much fuel is inside. That's because natural gas and other hydrocarbons lie inside nano-scale, difficult-to-measure pores in shale rocks, which have properties that are not yet understood.
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Stretchable health sensor could improve monitoring of chronic conditionsA new type of flexible, wearable sensor could help people with chronic conditions like diabetes avoid the discomfort of regular pin-prick blood tests by monitoring the chemical composition of their sweat instead.
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Being raised in greener neighborhoods may have beneficial effects on brain developmentA study by ISGlobal, a center supported by the 'la Caixa' Banking Foundation, in collaboration with Hospital del Mar and UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health, shows for the first time that exposure to green space during childhood is associated with beneficial structural changes in the developing brain.
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New approach to improve nitrogen use, enhance yield, and promote flowering in riceUsing nitrogen fertilizer increases crop yields, but excess runoff causes environmental pollution. Moreover, in grains such as rice, large amounts of nitrogen fertilizer can delay flowering, leaving the crop vulnerable to late-season cold weather. A recent study in The Plant Cell identified a rice nitrate transporter that can be overexpressed to increase grain yield and accelerate flowering. This
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Researchers use a molecular Trojan horse to deliver chemotherapeutic drug to cancer cellsA research team at the University of California, Riverside has discovered a way for chemotherapy drug paclitaxel to target migrating, or circulating, cancer cells, which are responsible for the development of tumor metastases. Until now, paclitaxel has only been used to target rapidly dividing cancer cells. The team was successful in getting the drug to piggyback on 123B9, an agent they devised to
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An under-the-radar immune cell shows potential in fight against cancerOne of the rarest of immune cells, Type-2 innate lympoid cells might be a potent weapon in slowing the spread of cancer to other parts of the body. Though known primarily for their role in causing asthma, University of British Columbia scientists found that implanted cancers metastasize much more easily in mice lacking ILC2 cells.
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Ancient Cave Paintings Clinch the Case for Neandertal SymbolismAbstract images in Spanish caves date back 65,000 years—millennia before Homo sapiens set foot in Europe—settling a long-running debate over Neandertal cognition -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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World's fishing fleets mapped from orbitSatellite tracking shows fishing's footprint on Earth is now over four times that of agriculture.
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Google Assistant adds more languages in global pushGoogle said Friday its digital assistant software would be available in more than 30 languages by the end of the years as it steps up its artificial intelligence efforts against Amazon and others.
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Self-assembling peptides and the fight against obesity and diabetesA collaboration between the Department's Nanoscience Centre and MedImmune is taking great strides towards safer and more effective treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity.
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Study uncovers literacy challenge among teenagers due to lack of reading focus in secondary schoolA UK-wide study of children's reading habits has found that Scottish secondary school pupils, like their peers in other countries, are not reading challenging enough books.
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New approach to improve nitrogen use, enhance yield, and promote flowering in riceNitrogen fertilizers (applied as nitrate, NO3-, or ammonium, NH4+) improve the amount of grain produced per acre, but nitrogen runoff and volatilization pollute the water and the air. Production of nitrogen fertilizers also uses fossil fuels. The major grain crops (such as rice and wheat) use only about 40% of the applied fertilizer—the rest is lost to the air, water, and soil microbes. Applicatio
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How Trump Conquered Facebook Without Russian AdsWIRED contributor Antonio García Martínez on why Russia’s Facebook ads were less important to Trump’s victory than his own Facebook ads.
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Stores make push in scan and go tech, hope shoppers adopt itShoppers at self-checkout lanes scanning all their groceries after they're done shopping? Old school. More stores are letting customer tally their choices with a phone app or store device as they roam the aisles.
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New evidence suggests we may need to rethink policies aimed at povertyPoverty is often perceived as an ongoing problem for only a very small number of people, and for most households it is a temporary phase that does not last long.
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Two-way communication is possible with a single quantum particleOne photon can transmit information in two directions at once.
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Less expensive, post-acute care options for seniors underutilizedLong-term acute care (LTAC) facilities are designed to meet the needs of older adults with severe, complex illnesses who are recovering from hospitalization, but less expensive options sometimes overlooked may also be available, population health researchers at UT Southwestern found.
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How life online influences young peopleYoung people spend a lot of their time online. Even so, we still know very little about how this intensive use of social media influences their development. Brain researcher and Spinoza Prize winner Eveline Crone from Leiden University and media psychologist Elly Konijn (VU) describes what the research has already generated in terms of usable information and what kinds of urgent questions have to
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Researchers discover novel exciton interactions in carbon nanotubesNanotechnology researchers studying small bundles of carbon nanotubes have discovered an optical signature showing excitons bound to a single nanotube are accompanied by excitons tunneling across closely interacting nanotubes. That quantum tunneling action could impact energy distribution in carbon nanotube networks, with implications for light-emitting films and light harvesting applications.
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Yogurt marinades make meat perfectly tender—here's whyDIY It's all about that acid. Forget secret sauce—marinating meats in yogurt gives you the most flavorful, tender results. And food science can explain why.
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Læger: Lyt nu til os i sager om arbejdsprøvningLægeforeningen mener, at kommunerne for ofte ser bort for indholdet i lægeerklæringer, når en borger skal i arbejdsprøvning. KL siger, de tager erklæringerne seriøst, men at de er en del af en større pakke.
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When Poop Becomes MedicineIn 1957, a young microbiologist named Stanley Falkow started asking sick people to swallow their own poop. Falkow was working as a technician in a hospital lab at a time when patients were besieged by a rogue strain of the gut bacterium Staphylococcus. To prevent the bug from infecting people during surgery, all patients were told to take preemptive antibiotics before their operations. Unfortunat
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Photos of the Week: Dancing Noses, Olympic Jumps, Analog AstronautsA flour war in Greece, mountain hares in Scotland, a massive blue rooster in Washington, D.C., flying sparks in China, the Mach Loop in Wales, students marching against guns in the U.S., curling and skicross in Pyeongchang, a soaring rocket above California, and much more.
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Neuroscientists identify the smallest units that make up the vocalisation of marmoset monkeysFrom short 'tsiks' and 'ekks' to drawn-out 'phees' – all the sounds produced by marmoset monkeys are made up of individual syllables of fixed length: that is the result of a study by a team of researchers headed by Dr. Steffen Hage of the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuro-science (CIN) at the University of Tübingen. The smallest units of vocalisation and their rhythmic production in th
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Corals Are Dissolving AwayNew data show that ocean acidification not only stops corals from building, it tears them down -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Operational Excellence - Sears Home ServicesThe tall order of connected devices: how to harness a decade of data to assess that an appliance needs to be fixed before it breaks.
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Operational Excellence - DTE EnergyIt can be done: achieving operational excellence by reducing operating costs while increasing customer satisfaction.
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Giant handaxes suggest that different groups of early humans coexisted in ancient EuropeEven our earliest human ancestors made and used technology—something we can look back on thanks to the lasting nature of stone tools.
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Walking crystals may lead to new field of crystal roboticsResearchers have demonstrated that tiny micrometer-sized crystals—just barely visible to the human eye—can "walk" inchworm-style across the slide of a microscope. Other crystals are capable of different modes of locomotion such as rolling, flipping, bending, twisting, and jumping. In the future, these moving crystals may open the doors to the development of crystal-based robots.
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Brain signal shows when you understand what you hearResearchers have identified a brain signal that indicates whether a person is comprehending what others are saying. The researchers have shown that they can track the signal using relatively inexpensive EEG (electroencephalography) readings taken on a person’s scalp. “When we had the same people come back and hear the same audio book played backwards, the signal disappears entirely.” During every
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Operational Excellence - Golden State FoodsHow to enable innovation in operational excellence by thinking big, starting small and going fast.
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Adding hope to health fears could boost our motivationFear about health concerns may grip us, but a little hope might make us more willing to take preventative actions, according to researchers. In two studies, hope and self-efficacy—the belief that a person can help themselves—significantly predicted intentions to take actions against skin cancer, such as wearing sunscreen or protective clothing. “With health messages, it’s not enough just to tell
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Dust dilemma settles on upcoming moon missionsThe world's foremost authority on lunar dust is suggesting the powder-like substance, which is finer than talcum powder and more abrasive than sandpaper, remains a major risk-management problem hampering upcoming space expeditions.
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Fearmongering is scary, not genetic technologies themselvesAustralia's gene technology regulations have not been revised since 2001 - despite many game-changing advances in genetic technologies over the past 17 years.
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AlphaZero just wants to playArtificial intelligence is continually hyped up, but disappears from view again just as quickly. Roger Wattenhofer explains why that might soon change.
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So Neanderthals made abstract art? This astounding discovery humbles every humanScientists say cave paintings in Spain, thought to have been by our ancestors, were actually by Neanderthals. So did they teach us everything we know? If you go to the painted caves of Spain and France, crawl through narrow passages and keep your balance on slippery rock floors, you reach the hidden places where ice age hunters made their marks tens of thousands of years ago. Nothing seems more s
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So, You Want Your Toddler to Grow Up to Win a Gold MedalResearch shows the danger of too much early training -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Why Lighting and Makeup Were 'Black Panther''s Secret WeaponsBlack Panther MovieAll the filmmaking firepower in the world wouldn't make up for skin that didn’t look quite right in the light of the Wakandan sun.
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Uber's Express Pool, GM's Super Cruise, and More Car NewsPlus: the rise of electric, dockless bike-sharing, Tesla's crypto currency kerfuffle, and more car news you missed this week.
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First nanoscale look at how lithium ions navigate a molecular maze to reach battery electrodeThe lithium-ion batteries that power laptops, electric cars and so many other modern gadgets operate on a simple plan: Lithium ions shuttle back and forth between two electrodes, inserting themselves into one of the electrodes as the battery charges and moving across to the other as the battery drains. The speed and ease of their travel through the battery's liquid electrolyte help determine how f
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Beautiful buildings are more sustainableWhy is it that some buildings stand for hundreds of years, while others are demolished after only being used for a short time?
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Analytical methods help develop antidotes for cyanide, mustard gasTo develop antidotes for chemical agents, such as cyanide and mustard gas, scientists need analytical methods that track not only the level of exposure but also how the drug counteracts the effects of the chemical. That's where the work of Erica Manandhar, postdoctoral research associate at South Dakota State University, comes in.
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Influenza D antibodies confirmed in horses on Midwestern farmsHorses can become infected with influenza D.
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SpaceX has launched its first internet satellites
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Fear and hoping: Adding hope to health messages may motivate better behaviorsWhile fear about health concerns may grip people, adding a little hope to a message might make people more willing to take preventative actions, according to researchers.
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Study finds social tags highly accurate, reliable among consumer perception metricsConsumers are rarely far from their phones, which makes it easy for them to share their experiences on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Yelp. Online reviews don't always yield replies from corporate social media teams, but more and more they are being heard.
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Clay print from seal may be first ever extra-biblical reference to the prophet IsaiahAuthor and archaeologist Eilat Mazar has published an article in Biblical Archaeology Review suggesting that a small piece of clay with a seal imprint on it (called a bulla) might be the first-ever extra-biblical reference to the prophet Isaiah. In her article, she gives a historical overview of both King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah, followed by an overview of the locations in which both peopl
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Scientists find frustration in battery materialsAdding carbon atoms to a new type of solid lithium ion battery could make it charge faster and more safely.
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Researchers film bacteria using melee combat to steal antibiotic resistance genesResearchers at the University of California San Diego Center for Microbiome Innovation have identified the mechanism by which a clinically relevant bacterium may gain antibiotic resistance, and have come up with a model for predicting the conditions under which it spreads. The findings, which establish a framework for understanding, quantifying and hopefully combating the emergence of superbugs, w
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Researcher sets eyes on Saturn's largest moonCo-led by a Western space scientist, NASA is exploring a revolutionary plan that could see a drone-like quadcopter buzz above the surface of Saturn's largest moon.
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Assassin bug's venom system packs a deadly doubleVenom researchers from The University of Queensland have uncovered a unique and complex venom system within the tiny assassin bug.
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Reducing failed deliveries, truck parking time could improve downtown Seattle congestion, new report findsIn Amazon's hometown, people turn to their computers to order everything from groceries to last-minute birthday presents to the odd toothbrush or medication forgotten from the store.
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The Six Month Dental Recall – Science or Legend?The evidence to support dental cleaning every six months is...less than ideal, but it still may be a good idea for many people.
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The 'loudness' of our thoughts affects how we judge external soundsThe 'loudness' of our thoughts -- or how we imagine saying something -- influences how we judge the loudness of real, external sounds, a team of researchers from NYU Shanghai and NYU has found.
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Det store byggesæt: Fundamenter til havmøllepark sænket på pladsTorsdag afsluttede Energinet installation af to beton-fundamenter til transformer-platformene på havmølleparken Kriegers Flak i Østersøen. Installationen varede 10 timer.
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The Grim Reaper does not care about the latest longevity study you saw on FacebookScience If it sounds too good to be true, maybe it is. Deadlines regularly belt out accolades for every study that purports to show a link between living past 90 and drinking/smoking/eating mac & cheese three times a day.
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Researchers use plant fibres to develop green options for transport industryUniversity of Portsmouth researchers and teams from around the world are at the forefront of a drive to develop greener composite materials from agricultural waste to be used in the automotive, marine and aerospace industries.
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Do firehawks intentionally spread fire to aid in food collection?"This is not a new discovery," said Mark Bonta, assistant teaching professor of earth sciences at Penn State Altoona, when asked about the firehawks.
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Carbon monoxide detection in the body could lead to rapid disease diagnosticsA quick and reliable way to detect levels of carbon monoxide in the body could allow clinicians to diagnose disease.
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Seeing nanoscale details in mammalian cellsIn 2014, W. E. Moerner, the Harry S. Mosher Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University, won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for co-developing a way of imaging shapes inside cells at very high resolution, called super-resolution microscopy. Now, he and his lab have created a new microscope that produces 3-D nanoscale images of mammalian cells in their entirety.
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Acid oceans will dissolve coral reef sands within decadesCarbonate sands on coral reefs will start dissolving within about 30 years, on average, as oceans become more acidic, new research published today in Science shows.
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Image of the Day: Size MattersThe male proboscis monkey's large nose probably evolved in response to female preference and competition between males.
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Bats May Have Taken on Viruses To Stay in FlightDampening the immune response to stay up in the air may have helped bats become tolerant to viral infections.
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Goonhilly antenna goes deep spaceUntil now, if you're an entrepreneur planning future missions beyond Earth, you'd have to ask a big space agency to borrow their deep-space antennas. Now, thanks to the UK's county of Cornwall and ESA, you'll have a commercial option, too.
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Portable biosensor warns of heart attack and strokeA team of researchers from National Tsing Hua University and National Cheng Kung University, both in Taiwan, has developed a low-cost, portable medical sensor package that has the potential to alert users of medical issues ranging from severe heart conditions to cancer, according to a study published in the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology.
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Researchers validate several fluctuation theorems for first timeResearchers at Purdue University have performed the first experimental tests of several fundamental theorems in thermodynamics, verifying the relationship between them and providing a better understanding of how nanoparticles behave under fluctuation.
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Atomically thin building blocks could make optoelectrical devices more efficientResearchers at Purdue University have developed new heterostructures that could make optoelectrical devices, such as solar panels and sensors, more efficient.
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Why We Can’t Let Google Monopolize AIWIRED contributor Robert Wright on why the government needs to stop Google from monopolizing AI.
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The City That Remembers EverythingThe most impressive technical feat of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses is that it manages to record nearly every detail from a day in the life of the book’s protagonist, Leopold Bloom, and to elevate those events to the status of literature. Mythology, even. Readers track Bloom’s journey step by step, as he navigates the labyrinthine streets, pubs, and offices of Dublin, yet Bloom’s errands bear the s
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Swarm trio becomes a quartetWith the aim of making the best possible use of existing satellites, ESA and Canada have made a deal that turns Swarm into a four-satellite mission to shed even more light on space weather and features such as the aurora borealis.
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Ingeniører vil helst ledes af specialisterDer er ingen grund til panik, hvis man fortryder en karrierevej som leder eller specialist.
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Snapchat-aktien styrtdykker efter kendis-tweet1,2 millioner brugere er officielt vrede over nyt app-design. Én sur kendis bærer dog muligvis skylden for, at Snapchat på få timer mistede otte milliarder kroner af sin markedsværdi.
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One Hundred Years of the Olympics in FilmThe first filmed footage of the Olympics comes from the 1912 Summer Games in Stockholm—the fifth edition of a global sporting competition that was still in its infancy. The newsreels predate both world wars and the invention of the television. They come from a time when the Olympics still held art competitions (in five mediums, no less, including painting and sculpture) and didn’t allow women to
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Global effort could cut ocean plastics by 77% by 2025Global funding to revolutionise waste management in the world's worst polluting countries could clean up ocean plastic by 77% by 2025.
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Wot, no signal?Billions of people still have no access to mobile services, but nano-satellites could change this.
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Giant intrinsic chirality from planar dielectric nanostructuresHarvard researchers have developed a metasurface comprising a single planar layer of nanostructures exhibiting 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, including
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The Australian government's plan for 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 invading 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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Recurrences in an isolated quantum many-body systemIt is one of the most astonishing results of physics—when a complex system is left alone, it will return to its initial state with almost perfect precision. Gas particles, for example, chaotically swirling around in a container, will return almost exactly to their starting positions after some time. The Poincaré Recurrence Theorem is the foundation of modern chaos theory. For decades, scientists h
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The stiffness of cell plasma membranes affects nanomedicine uptakeNanomedicines need to be taken up by diseased cells in order to release their cargo. Cancer cells have altered membrane properties that hamper their ability to take up nanomedicines. A research team led by Prof. Dr. Prasad Shastri at the University of Freiburg has shown that the stiffness of the cancer cell plasma membrane affects how nanoparticles are internalized, and this process can be enhance
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Developing reliable quantum computersQuantum computers may one day solve algorithmic problems that 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 pr
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Humanoid robot supports emergency response teamsResearchers at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia tested a new version of the WALK-MAN humanoid robot for supporting emergency response teams in fires. The robot is able to locate the fire and walk toward it, and then activate an extinguisher. During the operation, it collects images and transmits them back to emergency teams, who can evaluate the situation and guide the robot remotely. The new W
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Researchers turn light upside downResearchers from CIC nanoGUNE (San Sebastian, Spain) and collaborators have reported in Science the development of a so-called hyperbolic metasurface on which light propagates with completely reshaped wafefronts. This scientific achievement toward more precise control and monitoring of light is highly interesting for miniaturizing optical devices for sensing and signal processing.
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Searching for an Alzheimer’s cure while my father slips away – podcastAt the beginning, we hunted frantically for any medical breakthrough that might hint at a cure. Then hope gave way to the unbearable truth Read the text version here Subscribe via Audioboom , iTunes , Soundcloud , Mixcloud , Acast & Sticher and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter Continue reading...
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This Startup Is Challenging Mechanical Turk—on the BlockchainAmazon's Mechanical Turk dominates the market for on-demand microtasks. Gems is using cryptocurrency to appeal to workers and task-requesters.
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'Annihilation' Review: A Thrilling, Terrifying Surrealist TripAlex Garland’s adaptation is as monstrous as it is masterful—even more soul-shaking than the original.
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The Security Command Center Protecting the Winter OlympicsIn a windowless room in Seoul, dozens of security experts train—and watch—for the worst.
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