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French Food Waste Law Changing How Grocery Stores Approach Excess FoodTwo years ago, France introduced a law to force supermarkets to donate unsold food to charities and food banks. Skeptics called it unworkable at the time, but there are signs the effort is succeeding. (Image credit: Eleanor Beardsley/NPR)
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Ny kunstig hud kan føle, hele og vokse sammen igenAmerikanske forskere udvikler kunstig hud baseret på nanopartikler, der kan give os langt bedre kunstige lemmer.
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Iværksætter: »Trykte plastsolceller vil forandre verden«Frederik Krebs forlod sit professorat på DTU for at følge en livsdrøm om at producere bæredygtige plastsolceller. Hans iværksætterfirma har 32 medejere, som alle er fra hans tidligere forskergruppe.
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Starwatch: the early morning moon passes RegulusThe moon is almost full this week as its path on the ecliptic plane takes it close by Regulus in the constellation of Leo This week’s “must see” is another for early risers. On 1 March the almost full Moon will pass very close to Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo (see chart). Regulus is the closest bright star to the ecliptic plane. This is the path that the planets, the Sun an
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Which is more dangerous for your brain: Alcohol or marijuana?Years of inconsistency in marijuana studies sent UC-Boulder researchers pouring over all the MRI data associated with alcohol and pot. Read More
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The scientific case for feeling good and bad vibes.A newly discovered phenomenon shows that humans communicate outside of mere auditory and visual modes. Read More
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The Dark Arts of Foreign Influence-PeddlingThese days, it’s never good news for Paul Manafort. On Friday, special counsel Robert Mueller released his latest indictment against President Donald Trump’s one-time campaign chairman. It charged that Manafort “secretly retained” a small group of former European leaders to “act informally and without any visible relationship with the Government of Ukraine.” Dubbed the “Hapsburg Group,” this cote
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The Guardian view on Neanderthals: we were not alone | EditorialThe first human contact with another intelligent species is a staple of science fiction, but we now know it happened 40,000 years ago The three human subspecies known to have hybridised to produce the present human population of the planet, Neanderthals, Homo sapiens and Denisovans , last had a common ancestor more than half a million years ago. Until now it has been assumed that the only branch o
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UK scientist says Britons in Europe 'utterly ignored' by governmentLeading astrophysicist Mark McCaughrean, based in the Netherlands, says many may have to forgo British citizenship One of the most senior British scientists in Europe has made an impassioned plea to the government to reconsider its implacable opposition to freedom of movement, saying it is a direct attack on around 1 million British nationals living on the continent. Britons living in Europe will
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Antidepressants work – but we need to talk, too | Rhik SamadderA study proving the effectiveness of medication was no surprise. But the news that talking therapies can be as effective as drugs was a striking detail The results of a comprehensive, six-year study confirmed last week what I’ve known a long time: antidepressants work . I know this because half the people I know are on them – and that’s only the half I know about. Antidepressants saved my life, t
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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. 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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Financial structure of early childhood education requires overhaul to make it accessible and affordable, report saysHigh-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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Opioid abuse leads to heroin use and a hepatitis C epidemic, 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 new 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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The Problem with CryptojackingJackers pick so many pockets at once that the cost per victim is actually minimal. What’s more, browser-based mining isn’t all bad. So what gives?
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Superstition keeps a lot of Olympians from boinking. But what does the evidence say?Health Many of the Olympic Village's 110,000 condoms likely went unused due to superstition. Despite the condoms that reportedly litter the Olympic Village by the end of the Winter Games, many will go unused because of pre-game superstitions.
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How the Supreme Court Could Reshape Employment LawDuring Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination hearing last year, then-Senator Al Franken asked the nominee whether he had read a recent New York Times series about the use of arbitration to thwart consumer complaints against corporations. Gorsuch said he had. “It made me think about a little bit of history,” he added. “It used to be back at common law that arbitration was disfavored because it w
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When Wildfire Smoke Invades, Who Should Pay To Clean Indoor Air?Public health agencies are set up to regulate air pollution from cars, trucks and factories. Wildfire smoke presents a different set of threats, prompting some of those agencies to rethink priorities. (Image credit: Nora Saks / Montana Public Radio)
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How Fast Can a Tiny Van Go in *Ant-Man and the Wasp*?Yup, this whole trailer is just an excuse to do physics.
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The Forgotten Everyday Origins of ‘Craft’In his new book Craeft , the archaeologist and BBC presenter Alexander Langlands offers a fascinating and surprisingly relevant dive into a subject that might seem niche to many—the origins of traditional crafts in medieval Europe. The reviews, by and large, have been enthusiastic. But some of the article headlines present a curious opening argument for the work. A short write-up in The Guardian
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Better 'Lisa Simpson 2020' Than Four More Years of HomerOn Thursday at a conference sponsored by the American Conservative Union, Ben Domenech, the publisher of The Federalist , had an illuminating exchange with Senator Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican who once called Donald Trump “a pathological liar,” but has since lined up behind the billionaire who spread lies about his father, insulted the appearance of his wife, and nicknamed him “Lyin’ Ted.” Dome
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Lost cities of the worldThe most intriguing abandoned settlements, from ancient ruins to modern ghost towns Last week laser scanning revealed the true scale of the ancient city of Angamuco in western Mexico. The city, built around AD900, is thought to have had 100,000 residents and included pyramids, road systems, vegetable gardens and ball courts. It was a major centre for the Purépecha people, rivals to the Aztecs. Bot
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How Multilevel Marketing Companies Got the Autism Community Hooked on Essential Oils. Vague wellness language and an army of salespeople are miracle treatments for the bottom line.submitted by /u/thedabarry [link] [comments]
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A Democratic Memo Undercuts Key Republican Complaints About the FBIThe Republican charge that the FBI misled a secret surveillance court in order to spy on a former Trump campaign operative seemed to unravel on Saturday, when Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee revealed the exact wording that the bureau used when applying for the order in October 2016. In a memo drafted by the intelligence committee’s Republicans in January and promptly declassified by
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Democratic Memo: 5 Key TakeawaysHouse Democrats released a 10-page memo Saturday that shows just how misleading the original #ReleaseTheMemo campaign was.
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On the other hand... | Tim AdamsIt’s never been easy for people to change their mind. But in a world of social media and polarised opinion, the stakes are now even higher. Time for a listening revolution In the past week, the spectacle of the American gun lobby facing down the bereaved families of Parkland, Florida , has been difficult to watch. So close to the latest tragedy, the insistence on the sanctity of the right to bear
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New US tax law brings Warren Buffett a nice check: $29 billionBerkshire Hathaway, the holding company of US billionaire investor Warren Buffett, received a stunning $29 billion check last year from the US government, thanks to a new tax law that massively lowered corporate tax rates.
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Saving Koalas, and Other Marsupials, With Milk Almost as Good as Mom’sWhen baby koalas or kangaroos need to be hand-reared, cow milk can sicken them. So a local company began creating custom formulas, and expanded to echidnas, sugar gliders and other Australian natives.
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California Beach Culture Versus Silicon Valley Tech Money: Fight!Vinod Khosla is worth billions, and wants to do what he wants with a beautiful Northern California Beach. So he's asking the US Supreme Court to let him.
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America Washes Its Hands of Syrian CiviliansSyrian Eastern Ghouta RussianThis post has been updated. The Security Council approved Saturday a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria “without delay.” But there are few signs that a truce will hold; fewer indications that Russia, which supports the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, will persuade him to stop the atrocities in Eastern Ghouta; and scant public signaling that the U.S. will do more for Syrian ci
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Why do food allergies, including peanuts, so plague the U.S.?Research shows that the U.S. has more food allergies than other nations though it’s not clear why. The good news: For one of the worst allergies, peanuts, there’s promising news. Read More
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From Music to Mathematics: Exploring the Connections (Review)A review of Gareth Roberts's book From Music to Mathematics: Exploring the Connections -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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KU-forsker: Støv i atmosfæren skubbede istiderne helt ned i dybfryserenNy viden om de mekanismer, der sænker og hæver temperaturen, kan være med til at forudsige næste istid, vurderer NBI-forsker.
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Tumbling Cat or Olympic Snowboarder? Turns Out, the Physics Is the SameIf you want to understand how snowboarders, skiers, and other Winter Olympians perform complex tricks while shooting through open air, you need to understand cats.
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Paul Manafort's Fate Is SealedThere should be no denying Paul Manafort’s fate. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s list of charges keeps on swelling—a repeatedly amended compendium of malfeasance that is now so long and so pointillistic that it could be only defused by a world-historic prosecutorial gaffe. Despite this seeming comprehensiveness, each fresh filing in court contains a moment where the special prosecutor winks at h
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Space Photos of the Week: Juno Helps Jupiter Show Off Its StripesJuno completed its eleventh orbit of the planet on February 7, capturing some spectacular images in the process.
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11 gadgets and apps to speed up your morning routineDIY Get out the door faster. Your morning routine doesn't have to be chaotic and rushed. To regain some time in the morning—or sleep in a little longer—try out these apps and gadgets.
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Crop-saving soil tests now at farmers' fingertipsSoil pathogen testing -- critical to farming, but painstakingly slow and expensive -- will soon be done accurately, quickly, inexpensively and onsite, thanks to new research.
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The Parkland Students Aren't Going AwayThe aftermath of a mass shooting in the United States can feel like an all-too-familiar play. Act I : Some combination of grief and shock and terror ripples across the nation, accompanied by a deluge of news coverage. Act II : Gun-control advocates leverage the moment to call for stricter laws; those who oppose such restrictions offer their thoughts and prayers to victims but argue that gun contr
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Letters: Bari Weiss vs. the 'Outrage Mobs'Bari Weiss and the Left-Wing Infatuation With Taking Offense In a recent article on TheAtlantic.com, Shadi Hamid discussed the controversy that erupted over a tweet from the New York Times opinion writer Bari Weiss, and argued that the left has allowed polarizing identity politics to distract from more fundamental debates. In his article “Bari Weiss and the Left-Wing Infatuation With Taking Offen
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Aliens Would Probably Like It If You Gave them FlowersHarvard psychologist Steven Pinker, author of 'Enlightenment Now,' argues that highly developed civilizations tend toward peace and tolerance.
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The Rick Gates Plea, an Apple Watch Mess, and More Security News This WeekA Mueller probe plea, and Apple snafu, and more of the week's top security news.
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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 study. 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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Renaissance Mapmaker Was a Mastermind and a CopycatThe enormous, rotating map is filled with horribly drawn sea monsters.
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Personalized stem cell treatment may offer relief for multiple sclerosisScientists 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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Droner skal puste nyt liv i satellitterÆldre kommunikationssatellitter kan sagtens have flere operative år i sig, også selv om de er ved at løbe tør for brændstof. Nye løsninger kan forlænge deres levetid.
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Trump’s Hardline Approach Is Forcing Immigrant Advocates to ReadjustFor years, activists have urged lawmakers to provide a path to citizenship for so-called “Dreamers,” immigrants brought to the United States illegally as minors. They’ve staged sit-ins, protested at the steps of the Capitol, and organized rallies across the country. But the Trump administration’s hardline stance has required advocate groups to go further and consider how much they’re willing to c
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Montana Wildfires Provide A Wealth Of Data On Health Effects Of Smoke ExposureLast summer's wildfires handed scientists a rare chance to study effects of smoke on residents. Most previous work had been on wood-burning stoves, urban air pollution and the effects on firefighters. (Image credit: InciWeb)
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Sometimes We Feel More Comfortable Talking To A RobotArtist Alexander Reben wants to know whether a robot could fulfill our deep need for companionship. He created a robot named BlabDroid that asks people to share their raw emotions and deep secrets. (Image credit: Jenn Liv for NPR)
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F1's 2018 Cars Come With a New Engineering Puzzle: The HaloThese potentially life-saving bands of titanium come with a handful of fresh potential problems.
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Physicist Michio Kaku – Timid Monkeys on Mars – Think Again - a Big Think Podcast #136Terraforming Mars. Beaming your consciousness to Alpha Centauri. It's the end of the world as we know it, and Dr. Kaku feels fine. Read More
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A New Way to Recycle Batteries Uses Half the EnergyA new recycling process could provide a way to restore lithium ion battery cathodes to “mint condition.” What’s better, this new process only uses half the energy of conventional... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Scientists Aim To Pull Peer Review Out Of The 17th CenturySome scientists want to change the old-fashioned way scientific advancements are evaluated and communicated. But they have to overcome the power structure of the traditional journal vetting process. (Image credit: Mark Airs/Getty Images)
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Seven Seconds Ponders the Failures of JusticeThe central question of Seven Seconds , Netflix’s new 10-part miniseries from Veena Sud (the creator of AMC and Netflix’s The Killing ), is never who killed Brenton Butler, a black teenager in Jersey City. In the show’s opening minutes, viewers see Pete Jablonski (Beau Knapp), an off-duty police officer, hit something with his car while he’s rushing to the hospital to take care of his pregnant wi
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Fresh row over mysterious sickness affecting US diplomats in CubaStudy into ‘health attacks’ on embassy staff sparks controversy, with some experts claiming situation is being spun for political gain When a mystery illness rippled through the US embassy in Cuba in late 2016, the diplomatic fallout was rapid. The US slashed the number of people at its Havana mission and expelled 15 Cuban diplomats after at least 24 American staff and family reported a mix of he
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Inside Bigelow Aerospace Founder Robert Bigelow's Decades-Long Obsession With UFOsThe budget hotel magnate and inflatable space habitat maker has a unique side project.
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10 of This Weekend's Best Tech Deals: Dell, Vizio, Xbox OneWhether you're looking for an Xbox, a Vizio TV, or an Air Fryer, these are some great deals.
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Olympians Are Using Nonalcoholic Beer As Recovery Drinks. Here's The ScienceToday's Olympians have been swept up in a new trend largely emerging from Bavaria: nonalcoholic athletic recovery beers. Do they really work? We look at the evidence. (Image credit: Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images )
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Facebook pulls gun game from conservative gatheringFacebook pulled a virtual reality gun game from a major US conservative political gathering Friday, saying the demo was a mistake given the recent deadly school shooting in Florida.
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AI and 5G in focus at top mobile fairPhone makers will seek to entice new buyers with better cameras and bigger screens at the world's biggest mobile fair starting Monday in Spain after a year of flat smartphone sales.
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Spørg Scientariet: Hvorfor giver min røremaskine stød?En læser oplever, at hans røremaskine giver stød, når han rører ved den. Hvad gør man ved det? Næstformand i IDA Elteknik svarer.
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Italy Scrambles to Fight Misinformation Ahead of Its ElectionsTwo explosive stories began circulating in Italy in November. The first was about a nine-year-old Muslim girl who was hospitalized after being sexually assaulted by her 35-year-old “husband” in the northeastern city of Padua. The second concerned Maria Elena Boschi, a prominent lawmaker and member of former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s ruling Democratic Party, who was photographed at a funeral m
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The Physics of Figure SkatingLet’s break down some of the crucial elements behind figure skating's moves, like the loop, flip, salchow, axel, and lutz -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Switching from smoking to glo significantly reduces exposure to toxicantsClinical studies by scientists at British American Tobacco indicate that when smokers switched completely from conventional cigarettes to glo, their exposure to certain harmful chemicals was significantly reduced. In some cases, the reductions were the same as those in smokers who quit altogether. These data suggest the potential of glo as a reduced-risk product. glo is a tobacco heating product d
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Deep learning reconstructs hologramsDeep learning is one of the most exciting forms of machine learning that is behind several recent leapfrog advances in technology including for example real-time speech recognition and translation as well image/video labeling and captioning, among many others. Especially in image analysis, deep learning shows significant promise for automated search and labeling of features of interest, such as ab
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The Doomsday L Train Shutdown Just Might Save New York CityA comprehensive plan to give L train riders new ways to move could offer long lasting benefits to a growing city.
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Survey: 54% of gun owners don’t store them safelyMore than half of US gun owners participating in a new survey reported not safely storing all their firearms. The survey of 1,444 US gun owners, believed to be the first nationally representative sample in 15 years to examine storage practices, found that 54 percent did not store all their guns in a way considered safe. “Many bring guns into their homes for self-defense, but unsecured guns can le
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Why are there so many types of lizards?Researchers have sequenced the complete genetic code -- the genome -- of several vertebrate species from Panama. They found that changes in genes involved in the interbrain (the site of the pineal gland and other endocrine glands), for color vision, hormones and the colorful dewlap that males bob to attract females, may contribute to the formation of boundaries between species. Genes regulating li
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The Atlantic Daily: 'How About Regret?'What We’re Following Crime and Politics: Rick Gates, who served as an aide to President Trump in the White House and on his campaign, has agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation after pleading guilty to conspiring to commit bank fraud and lying to the FBI. Gates is the third former member of Trump’s team to admit committing a felony . His guilty plea casts further
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Evolutionary transition to destructive cancerIn a new study, researchers explore how evolutionary processes guide the pathways of cells. Their results 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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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.
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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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Younger age at diabetes diagnosis is linked to higher risk of death from heart disease and stroke, yet lower risk of cancer deathNew research 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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With cost removed, women choose more effective contraceptive methodsResearchers evaluated women's contraception choices if cost is not a factor.
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Prevention is better than cure: Targeted vaccination to halt epidemicsScientists simulated real-world social networks to assess the best strategies for halting epidemics.
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Meanwhile in space: Jupiter looks great and Mars is a dust heapSpace Here's the most gorgeous space news you need to catch up on. Feast your eyes on these spacey delicacies.
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Link between surface-water salinity and climate change examinedNew research explores the impact of de-icing salt from roads and highways on a local watershed. The findings offer hope for the watershed's future surface-water chloride concentrations.
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Gadget Lab Podcast: A Deep Dive on Apple's HomePodWe discuss the good and bad points about the HomePod, and tell you whether it's worth your Satoshis.
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Metalens combined with an artificial muscleInspired by the human eye, researchers 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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Charging ahead to higher energy batteriesResearchers have developed a new way to improve lithium ion battery efficiency. Through the growth of a cubic crystal layer, the scientists have created a thin and dense connecting layer between the electrodes of the battery.
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Molecular Trojan horse delivers chemotherapeutic drug to cancer cellsResearchers have 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 target an oncogene called EphA2.
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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.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: The Great GatespleaToday in 5 Lines Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign aide, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and making false statements, and agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the election. Mueller also issued new charges against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, alleging he secretly paid former European politicians to lobby on behalf of Uk
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Eyewire Winter Games 2018: AwardsAt today’s closing ceremony we brought an end to the Winter Games for 2018, and everyone at HQ is thrilled by your accomplishments, also by how nice it was to bring our challenge weeks full circle after four years. Here is the summary of competition awards, but you can also view the full results (including @susi swag details) here . Here’s to you, Eyewirers! Accuracy Biathlon Hunt Ranking is dete
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After Years of Fighting, Idaho Retains Climate Change in Its Education GuidelinesThe legislature had scrubbed human-caused climate change from state teaching standards, but new standards that include the topic will go into effect.
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Short-term use of IV devices is common -- and risky -- study showsMany hospital patients get medicine or nutrition delivered straight into their bloodstream through a tiny device called a PICC. In just a decade, it's become the go-to device for intravenous care. But a new study finds that one in every four times a PICC gets inserted, the patient didn't need it long enough to justify the risks it can pose. And nearly one in ten of those patients suffered a compli
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A normal person's guide to buying an old film cameraGadgets You don't have be an expert (or a hipster) to enjoy analog photography Film photography is fun because it's unpredictable and slow.
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Seychelles Finds A Novel Way To Swap Its Debt For Marine ProtectionsThe Indian Ocean nation has brokered a novel deal that is intended to protect nearly one third of its marine area and is thought to be the first of its kind. (Image credit: Tate Drucker/AP)
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The way streets and buildings are arranged makes a big difference in how heat builds upA new study 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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Looking for an off switch for celiac diseaseNew research identifies an enzyme that turns off transglutaminase 2, potentially paving the way for new treatments for celiac disease.
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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.
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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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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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Researchers adapt HIV test in developing rapid diagnostic test for Zika virusResearchers 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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Dropbox files for public stock offering of $500 mln (Update)Dropbox filed Friday for an initial public offering, seeking to raise an estimated $500 million for the Silicon Valley cloud computing storage startup.
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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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Beware This Incredibly Silly—But Still Effective—Tax ScamThere are lots of tax scams out there, but this is the only one that pays you first.
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Short-term use of IV devices is common -- and risky -- study showsMany hospital patients get medicine or nutrition delivered straight into their bloodstream through a tiny device called a PICC. In just a decade, it's become the go-to device for intravenous care.But a new study finds that one in every four times a PICC gets inserted, the patient didn't need it long enough to justify the risks it can pose. And nearly one in ten of those patients suffered a complic
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Emergency CT for head trauma may be overused, study showsEmergency patients are too often given head CT to check for skull fractures and brain hemorrhage, leading to unnecessary heath care costs and patient exposure to radiation, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting, set for April 22-27 in Washington, DC.
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Dana Loesch and the NRA’s Maternity Theater“I want you to know that we will support your two children in the way that you will not.” That was Emma González, a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shootings , speaking to Dana Loesch, the spokesperson for the National Rifle Association, at a CNN town hall on Wednesday evening. González made the comment as a lead-up to a question about the NRA’s position on semiautomatic weapons, and on
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As pediatric use of iNO increased, mortality rates droppedScientists have 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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Crop-saving soil tests now at farmers' fingertipsSoil pathogen testing - critical to farming, but painstakingly slow and expensive - will soon be done accurately, quickly, inexpensively and onsite, thanks to research that Washington State University scientists plant pathologists are sharing.
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Study sheds light on biodiversity of Anole lizard family treesLizards have special superpowers. While birds can regrow feathers and mammals can regrow skin, lizards can regenerate entire structures such as their tails. Despite these differences, all have evolved from the same ancestor as lizards.
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The Olympic sport most likely to kill youScience It's probably not skeleton. Winter sports are notoriously tough on the joints, from skis and snowboards that can tweak legs to the tendon-shredding, cartilage-endangering feats of figure skaters.
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What Rick Gates’s Guilty Plea MeansPaul Manafort R. GatesUpdated on February 23 at 4:01 p.m. Rick Gates, a former top aide to President Trump on his campaign and in the White House, pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy against the United States and making false statements, and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the election. On Friday morning, the court unsealed a new “criminal informa
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Sleepwalking is the result of a survival mechanism gone awryWhy do some enter into such an irrational and potentially harmful state during sleep? Read More
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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.
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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 shows.
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Attosecond physics: A keen sense for moleculesLaser 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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Scientists take step toward safer batteries by trimming lithium branchesResearchers 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 issues with a plating technology and eventually achieve a com
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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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Scientists isolate cancer stem cells using novel methodResearchers 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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Evaluation of I-TOPP examines outcomes of transdisciplinary doctoral training programOver the past 30 years, the prevalence of overweight and obesity has doubled in 2- to 5-year-olds and tripled in children aged 6 to 11 years. To address this public health concern, in 2011, the USDA funded the Illinois Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention Program (I-TOPP), a joint doctoral/Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree program, at the University of Illinois with the goal of training future
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Grab Sweet Outdoor Gear Deals: Proof, Nomad, Black Diamond, LTHRSome of the best (and priciest) outdoor gear around is now steeply discounted.
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What's Behind Toddler's Extremely Rare Water Allergy?For one toddler in Minnesota, contact with plain old H2O can be dangerous.
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Allogeneic blood or marrow transplantation recipients are at a significantly higher risk of cognitive impairment in the years post-transplantation, according to a study published in Journal of Clinical Oncologysubmitted by /u/SophiaDevetzi [link] [comments]
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The Science Behind SlurryThe Science Behind Slurry What’s really in the stuff used to help put out wildfires? The Science Behind Slurry Video of The Science Behind Slurry Earth Friday, February 23, 2018 - 15:15 Karin Heineman, Executive Producer (Inside Science) -- The 2017 California wildfire season was one of the most destructive on record. By the end of December, an area three times the size of Chicago had gone up in
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Charging ahead to higher energy batteriesResearchers have developed a new way to improve lithium ion battery efficiency. Through the growth of a cubic crystal layer, the scientists have created a thin and dense connecting layer between the electrodes of the battery. "We believe that our approach having robustness against side reactions at the interface could possibly lead to the production of ideal ceramic separators with a thin and dens
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Annihilation: A Beautiful Heap of Nonsense“I don’t know.” This statement, or variations on it, is uttered repeatedly throughout the film Annihilation , generally by characters who have returned from “the Shimmer,” a deeply weird sci-fi zone in which the customary laws of physics, biology, time, and memory no longer prevail. It is also a statement that many viewers may be inclined to utter when asked precisely what it was they just watche
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The Struggle to Predict—and Prevent—Toxic MasculinitySociological research shows that some delinquent boys—but not all—turn into men with no regard for other people's rights.
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A Little Robotic Submarine Could Ply Alien SeasResearchers have been testing the sub in a bucket-sized mock alien ocean in a lab.
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In Photos: A Look at Titan's Bizarre SeasSaturn's largest moon Titan is covered in frigid seas of liquid hydrocarbons. Here's a look at what NASA's Cassini mission found and how scientists hope to send an autonomous submarine to explore those extraterrestrial waters.
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Patients Eagerly Awaited a Generic Drug. Then They Saw the Price.Teva Pharmaceuticals announced it would sell a “lower-cost” alternative to Syprine, an old drug that costs more than $21,000. But the new generic version costs nearly as much.
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Meet 5 brilliant scientists running for office in 2018At least 60 will be running at the federal level, and thousands for state offices. Read More
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What Rick Gates' Guilty Plea Means For Mueller’s ProbePaul Manafort’s longtime deputy is cooperating with the special prosecutor, so we may soon have answers to these questions hovering around the Russia investigation.
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A stroke nearly killed me. Now I'm clinging to life against the odds | Rachel CappsAt first blinking was hard. But I worked at it, fighting my brain. Every task is an effort, but I’m committed to getting better Half a day. That’s all it took. Half a day turned my world upside down. My life as a mother, with dreams of building a successful law practice and growing another hobby business. And throughout, aspirations to write. All gone. Flipped in half a day. Continue reading...
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What it felt like to visit the most tech-centric Olympics everI tried out 5G wireless networks, AI translation robots, and self-driving buses in Pyeongchang.
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Chinese Scientists Unveil Plans for Weird Hypersonic Jet with Extra WingPast, American waveriders had some critical flaws that the new Chinese design aims to solve.
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Why are there so many types of lizards?Researchers from Arizona State University School of Life Sciences and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute have sequenced the complete genetic code -- the genome -- of several vertebrate species from Panama. They found that changes in genes involved in the interbrain (the site of the pineal gland and other endocrine glands), for color vision, hormones and the colorful dewlap that males bob to a
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Crop-saving soil tests now at farmers' fingertipsSoil pathogen testing -- critical to farming, but painstakingly slow and expensive -- will soon be done accurately, quickly, inexpensively and onsite, thanks to research that Washington State University scientists plant pathologists are sharing.
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Ban the AR-15, Mr. PresidentWhy civilians do not need to own guns like the AR-15. Read More
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Complex inhalers could prevent some patients from taking medicine, study suggestsRespiratory disease patients with arthritis could struggle to manage their conditions because their inhalers are too fiddly for them to use, new research has found.
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Study explores emerging role of NAD+ in innate and adaptive immune responsesResearchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have discovered a new cellular and molecular pathway that regulates CD4+ T cell response -- a finding that may lead to new ways to treat diseases that result from alterations in these cells.
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