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Scientists monitor crop photosynthesis, performance using invisible lightTwelve-foot metal poles with long outstretched arms dot a Midwestern soybean field to monitor an invisible array of light emitted by crops. This light can reveal the plants' photosynthetic performance throughout the growing season, according to newly published research by the University of Illinois.
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Low magnesium levels make vitamin D ineffectiveVitamin D can't be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels, meaning Vitamin D remains stored and inactive for as many as 50 percent of Americans. In addition, Vitamin D supplements can increase a person's calcium and phosphate levels even while they remain Vitamin D deficient. People may suffer from vascular calcification if their magnesium levels aren't high enough to prevent the complica
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Axons grip and slip their way around the brainBrain development depends on axons migrating from one location to another by haptotaxis. L1-CAM is responsible for detecting laminin in the environment to regulate the haptotaxis. Scientists have discovered a new mechanism in which L1-CAM grips and slips on laminin to direct axon to its final destination. Loss of this mechanism corresponded with mutations in the L1-CAM protein of CRASH syndrome pa
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Defeating ISIS in Syria Is Just the BeginningAs the world watches the Syrian government’s relentless bombing of Ghouta, 300 miles to the east, the United States remains focused on eradicating the last vestiges of the Islamic State. On February 11, Secretary of Defense James Mattis stressed that, following the group’s defeat, there is no plan for a deeper U.S. commitment in Syria . Several weeks later on February 23, President Donald Trump e
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Pivotal roles of PCNA loading and unloading in heterochromatin function [Genetics]In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, heterochromatin structures required for transcriptional silencing of the HML and HMR loci are duplicated in coordination with passing DNA replication forks. Despite major reorganization of chromatin structure, the heterochromatic, transcriptionally silent states of HML and HMR are successfully maintained throughout S-phase. Mutations of specific components of the...
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CRISPR/Cas9 cleavages in budding yeast reveal templated insertions and strand-specific insertion/deletion profiles [Genetics]Harnessing CRISPR-Cas9 technology provides an unprecedented ability to modify genomic loci via DNA double-strand break (DSB) induction and repair. We analyzed nonhomologous end-joining (NHEJ) repair induced by Cas9 in budding yeast and found that the orientation of binding of Cas9 and its guide RNA (gRNA) profoundly influences the pattern of...
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The ZBED6-IGF2 axis has a maȷor effect on growth of skeletal muscle and internal organs in placental mammals [Genetics]A single nucleotide substitution in the third intron of insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2) is associated with increased muscle mass and reduced subcutaneous fat in domestic pigs. This mutation disrupts the binding of the ZBED6 transcription factor and leads to a threefold up-regulation of IGF2 expression in pig skeletal muscle....
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STING-dependent translation inhibition restricts RNA virus replication [Immunology and Inflammation]In mammalian cells, IFN responses that occur during RNA and DNA virus infections are activated by distinct signaling pathways. The RIG-I–like-receptors (RLRs) bind viral RNA and engage the adaptor MAVS (mitochondrial antiviral signaling) to promote IFN expression, whereas cGAS (cGMP–AMP synthase) binds viral DNA and activates an analogous pathway via...
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Chimeric antigen receptor T cells form nonclassical and potent immune synapses driving rapid cytotoxicity [Immunology and Inflammation]Chimeric antigen receptor T (CAR-T) cells are effective serial killers with a faster off-rate from dying tumor cells than CAR-T cells binding target cells through their T cell receptor (TCR). Here we explored the functional consequences of CAR-mediated signaling using a dual-specific CAR-T cell, where the same cell was triggered...
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Targeting the cMET pathway augments radiation response without adverse effect on hearing in NF2 schwannoma models [Medical Sciences]Neurofibromatosis type II (NF2) is a disease that needs new solutions. Vestibular schwannoma (VS) growth causes progressive hearing loss, and the standard treatment, including surgery and radiotherapy, can further damage the nerve. There is an urgent need to identify an adjunct therapy that, by enhancing the efficacy of radiation, can...
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Suppression of RGSz1 function optimizes the actions of opioid analgesics by mechanisms that involve the Wnt/{beta}-catenin pathway [Neuroscience]Regulator of G protein signaling z1 (RGSz1), a member of the RGS family of proteins, is present in several networks expressing mu opioid receptors (MOPRs). By using genetic mouse models for global or brain region-targeted manipulations of RGSz1 expression, we demonstrated that the suppression of RGSz1 function increases the analgesic...
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Compartmentalization of antagonistic Ca2+ signals in developing cochlear hair cells [Neuroscience]During a critical developmental period, cochlear inner hair cells (IHCs) exhibit sensory-independent activity, featuring action potentials in which Ca2+ ions play a fundamental role in driving both spiking and glutamate release onto synapses with afferent auditory neurons. This spontaneous activity is controlled by a cholinergic input to the IHC, activating...
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Ridding fMRI data of motion-related influences: Removal of signals with distinct spatial and physical bases in multiecho data [Neuroscience]“Functional connectivity” techniques are commonplace tools for studying brain organization. A critical element of these analyses is to distinguish variance due to neurobiological signals from variance due to nonneurobiological signals. Multiecho fMRI techniques are a promising means for making such distinctions based on signal decay properties. Here, we report that...
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GABAergic inhibition of leg motoneurons is required for normal walking behavior in freely moving Drosophila [Neuroscience]Walking is a complex rhythmic locomotor behavior generated by sequential and periodical contraction of muscles essential for coordinated control of movements of legs and leg joints. Studies of walking in vertebrates and invertebrates have revealed that premotor neural circuitry generates a basic rhythmic pattern that is sculpted by sensory feedback...
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Targeted DNA demethylation of the Arabidopsis genome using the human TET1 catalytic domain [Plant Biology]DNA methylation is an important epigenetic modification involved in gene regulation and transposable element silencing. Changes in DNA methylation can be heritable and, thus, can lead to the formation of stable epialleles. A well-characterized example of a stable epiallele in plants is fwa, which consists of the loss of DNA...
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Temporal-prefrontal cortical network for discrimination of valuable obȷects in long-term memory [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Remembering and discriminating objects based on their previously learned values are essential for goal-directed behaviors. While the cerebral cortex is known to contribute to object recognition, surprisingly little is known about its role in retaining long-term object–value associations. To address this question, we trained macaques to arbitrarily associate small or...
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Correction for Kleist et al., Chronic anthropogenic noise disrupts glucocorticoid signaling and has multiple effects on fitness in an avian community [Correction]ECOLOGY Correction for “Chronic anthropogenic noise disrupts glucocorticoid signaling and has multiple effects on fitness in an avian community,” by Nathan J. Kleist, Robert P. Guralnick, Alexander Cruz, Christopher A. Lowry, and Clinton D. Francis, which was first published January 8, 2018; 10.1073/pnas.1709200115 (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 115:E648–E657). The...
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Correction for Goncalves et al., Fenofibrate prevents skeletal muscle loss in mice with lung cancer [Correction]MEDICAL SCIENCES Correction for “Fenofibrate prevents skeletal muscle loss in mice with lung cancer,” by Marcus D. Goncalves, Seo-Kyoung Hwang, Chantal Pauli, Charles J. Murphy, Zhe Cheng, Benjamin D. Hopkins, David Wu, Ryan M. Loughran, Brooke M. Emerling, Guoan Zhang, Douglas T. Fearon, and Lewis C. Cantley, which was first...
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Correction for Woelders et al., Melanopsin- and L-cone-induced pupil constriction is inhibited by S- and M-cones in humans [Correction]NEUROSCIENCE Correction for “Melanopsin- and L-cone–induced pupil constriction is inhibited by S- and M-cones in humans,” by Tom Woelders, Thomas Leenheers, Marijke C. M. Gordijn, Roelof A. Hut, Domien G. M. Beersma, and Emma J. Wams, which was first published January 8, 2018; 10.1073/pnas.1716281115 (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 115:792–797)....
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Correction for Conforti et al., Faulty neuronal determination and cell polarization are reverted by modulating HD early phenotypes [Correction]NEUROSCIENCE Correction for “Faulty neuronal determination and cell polarization are reverted by modulating HD early phenotypes,” by P. Conforti, D. Besusso, V. D. Bocchi, A. Faedo, E. Cesana, G. Rossetti, V. Ranzani, C. N. Svendsen, L. M. Thompson, M. Toselli, G. Biella, M. Pagani, and E. Cattaneo, which was first...
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In This Issue [This Week in PNAS]Wooden tools hint at fire use by early Neanderthals Detail of the handle of digging stick found at Poggetti Vecchi. In 2012, excavations for constructing thermal baths at Poggetti Vecchi, an archaeological site nestled at the foot of a hill in Grosseto in southern Tuscany, turned up a trove of...
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Reported extreme wave heights off Ireland are artifacts [Physical Sciences]I read with interest the recent PNAS paper on Irish and New Zealand boulder transport (1), and agree with its conclusion that the Irish boulders clearly arise from storm wave action. However, there are errors in the analysis that must be addressed: in particular, descriptions of waves with significant heights...
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Reply to Kennedy: Historical evidence supports remarkable breaking wave heights [Physical Sciences]Kennedy (1) argues that the removal of at least two suspicious readings for significant wave height from the Wave Rider Bellmullet Berth B data (https://www.marine.ie/Home/home) for the period 2011–2016 used to model the Annagh Head cliff top storm deposit (2) “will likely decrease significantly the size of the largest waves...
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Radiation oncology authors and reviewers prefer double-blind peer review [Social Sciences]We read with interest the article by Tomkins et al. (1) in PNAS. While editors of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (IJROBP), a medical journal that specializes in the use of ionizing radiation to treat cancer and other conditions, we switched from single-blind to double-blind...
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Reply to Bennett et al.: IJROBP study is consistent with our findings and offers insights on author preferences [Social Sciences]In a letter (1) written in response to our PNAS article on single-blind versus double-blind reviewing (2) the editors of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics (IJROBP) describe some interesting results with respect to a question that has been frequently asked of us: the effect of...
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Melatonin signaling in mitochondria extends beyond neurons and neuroprotection: Implications for angiogenesis and cardio/gastroprotection [Biological Sciences]We read with interest the paper of Suofu et al. (1), demonstrating that neuronal mitochondria produce melatonin, which upon binding to its melatonin type 1 (MT1) receptor on the mitochondrial membrane (MM) inhibits cytochrome c release, caspase activation, and apoptosis. We commend the authors on their thorough investigation but wish...
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Reply to Ahluwalia et al.: Contributions of melatonin receptors are tissue-dependent [Biological Sciences]In our recent publication (1), we advance the previous findings regarding melatonin type 1 (MT1) receptor in brain mitochondria. We demonstrate that melatonin is synthesized in brain mitochondria and signals through the MT1 receptor located in the outer mitochondrial membrane (MM). We further show that melatonin binds mitochondria MT1, which...
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Long-term value memory in primates [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Every year around Christmas we receive a visitor from the Nordic countries. A hawk keeps returning to a particular branch of a single tree throughout the entire winter, knowing that he will obtain daily treats with little effort. With the advent of spring, he happily returns to his breeding grounds,...
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The complexity of Neanderthal technology [Anthropology]A fundamental irony of Paleolithic (or “Old Stone” Age) archaeology is that it concerns a period of human history when most artifacts probably were made from wood. This is suggested by the heavy use of wood as raw material among recent or ethnographic hunter-gatherers (1) and supported by the repeated...
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Capturing bovine pluripotency [Agricultural Sciences]Mouse embryonic stem cells (ESC) were successfully isolated and characterized in the early 1980s (1, 2), followed by the establishment of ESC from primates more than a decade later (3). However, despite continuous efforts since then, the establishment of ESC lines from domesticated species has remained elusive. Over the years,...
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MLL-AF4, a double-edged sword for iPSC respecification into HSPCs [Medical Sciences]The successful derivation of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) in 1998 (1) and later of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in 2006/2007 (2, 3) led to huge excitement and held great promise to revolutionize several fields, from basic research to regenerative and personalized medicine, as these human pluripotent cells (hPSCs)...
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Antibiotic killing through oxidized nucleotides [Microbiology]The alarming global rise of antibiotic resistance among bacterial pathogens necessitates not only urgent discovery of new antibiotics but also practical strategies to preserve those that are currently used (1, 2). A system-level understanding of the killing mechanisms of bactericidal antibiotics holds the promise of shortening treatment time courses and...
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Structural insights into the mechanism of inhibition of AHAS by herbicides [Agricultural Sciences]Acetohydroxyacid synthase (AHAS), the first enzyme in the branched amino acid biosynthesis pathway, is present only in plants and microorganisms, and it is the target of >50 commercial herbicides. Penoxsulam (PS), which is a highly effective broad-spectrum AHAS-inhibiting herbicide, is used extensively to control weed growth in rice crops. However,...
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Lineage-specific gene acquisition or loss is involved in interspecific hybrid sterility in rice [Agricultural Sciences]Understanding the genetic basis of reproductive barriers between species has been a central issue in evolutionary biology. The S1 locus in rice causes hybrid sterility and is a major reproductive barrier between two rice species, Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima. The O. glaberrima-derived allele (denoted S1g) on the S1 locus...
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Digital signaling network drives the assembly of the AIM2-ASC inflammasome [Biophysics and Computational Biology]The AIM2-ASC inflammasome is a filamentous signaling platform essential for mounting host defense against cytoplasmic dsDNA arising not only from invading pathogens but also from damaged organelles. Currently, the design principles of its underlying signaling network remain poorly understood at the molecular level. We show here that longer dsDNA is...
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Structure of a zosuquidar and UIC2-bound human-mouse chimeric ABCB1 [Biophysics and Computational Biology]The multidrug transporter ABCB1 (P-glycoprotein) is an ATP-binding cassette transporter that has a key role in protecting tissues from toxic insult and contributes to multidrug extrusion from cancer cells. Here, we report the near-atomic resolution cryo-EM structure of nucleotide-free ABCB1 trapped by an engineered disulfide cross-link between the nucleotide-binding domains...
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PI5P4K{gamma} functions in DTX1-mediated Notch signaling [Cell Biology]Notch signaling is an evolutionarily conserved pathway that is essential for development, where it controls processes ranging from cell differentiation to survival. Transport through endosomes is a critical step in regulating Notch signaling capacity, where the E3 ubiquitin ligase DTX1 is thought to control Notch1 intracellular transport decisions by direct...
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Interacting-heads motif has been conserved as a mechanism of myosin II inhibition since before the origin of animals [Cell Biology]Electron microscope studies have shown that the switched-off state of myosin II in muscle involves intramolecular interaction between the two heads of myosin and between one head and the tail. The interaction, seen in both myosin filaments and isolated molecules, inhibits activity by blocking actin-binding and ATPase sites on myosin....
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Death-domain dimerization-mediated activation of RIPK1 controls necroptosis and RIPK1-dependent apoptosis [Cell Biology]RIPK1 is a critical mediator of cell death and inflammation downstream of TNFR1 upon stimulation by TNFα, a potent proinflammatory cytokine involved in a multitude of human inflammatory and degenerative diseases. RIPK1 contains an N-terminal kinase domain, an intermediate domain, and a C-terminal death domain (DD). The kinase activity of...
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Light color acclimation is a key process in the global ocean distribution of Synechococcus cyanobacteria [Environmental Sciences]Marine Synechococcus cyanobacteria are major contributors to global oceanic primary production and exhibit a unique diversity of photosynthetic pigments, allowing them to exploit a wide range of light niches. However, the relationship between pigment content and niche partitioning has remained largely undetermined due to the lack of a single-genetic marker...
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Evolutionary stability of antibiotic protection in a defensive symbiosis [Evolution]The increasing resistance of human pathogens severely limits the efficacy of antibiotics in medicine, yet many animals, including solitary beewolf wasps, successfully engage in defensive alliances with antibiotic-producing bacteria for millions of years. Here, we report on the in situ production of 49 derivatives belonging to three antibiotic compound classes...
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Efficient derivation of stable primed pluripotent embryonic stem cells from bovine blastocysts [Agricultural Sciences]Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) are derived from the inner cell mass of preimplantation blastocysts. From agricultural and biomedical perspectives, the derivation of stable ESCs from domestic ungulates is important for genomic testing and selection, genome engineering, and modeling human diseases. Cattle are one of the most important domestic ungulates that...
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Flexible usage and social function in primate vocalizations [Anthropology]Vocalizations are a pervasive feature of nonhuman primate social life, yet we know surprisingly little about their function. We review studies supporting the hypothesis that many primate vocalizations function to facilitate social interactions by reducing uncertainty about the signaler’s intentions and likely behavior. Such interactions help to establish and maintain...
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Wooden tools and fire technology in the early Neanderthal site of Poggetti Vecchi (Italy) [Anthropology]Excavations for the construction of thermal pools at Poggetti Vecchi (Grosseto, Tuscany, central Italy) exposed a series of wooden tools in an open-air stratified site referable to late Middle Pleistocene. The wooden artifacts were uncovered, together with stone tools and fossil bones, largely belonging to the straight-tusked elephant Paleoloxodon antiquus....
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Rewiring Yarrowia lipolytica toward triacetic acid lactone for materials generation [Applied Biological Sciences]Polyketides represent an extremely diverse class of secondary metabolites often explored for their bioactive traits. These molecules are also attractive building blocks for chemical catalysis and polymerization. However, the use of polyketides in larger scale chemistry applications is stymied by limited titers and yields from both microbial and chemical production....
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Impact of local symmetry breaking on the physical properties of tetrahedral liquids [Applied Physical Sciences]Water and silica are the most important materials with local tetrahedral symmetry. They have similar crystalline polymorphs and exhibit anomalous density maximum in the liquid state. However, water and silica also show very different characteristics. For instance, the density of water varies much more sharply than that of liquid silica...
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Microstructural origin of resistance-strain hysteresis in carbon nanotube thin film conductors [Applied Physical Sciences]A basic need in stretchable electronics for wearable and biomedical technologies is conductors that maintain adequate conductivity under large deformation. This challenge can be met by a network of one-dimensional (1D) conductors, such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) or silver nanowires, as a thin film on top of a stretchable substrate....
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Nuclear quantum effect with pure anharmonicity and the anomalous thermal expansion of silicon [Applied Physical Sciences]Despite the widespread use of silicon in modern technology, its peculiar thermal expansion is not well understood. Adapting harmonic phonons to the specific volume at temperature, the quasiharmonic approximation, has become accepted for simulating the thermal expansion, but has given ambiguous interpretations for microscopic mechanisms. To test atomistic mechanisms, we...
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ATP synthase from Trypanosoma brucei has an elaborated canonical F1-domain and conventional catalytic sites [Biochemistry]The structures and functions of the components of ATP synthases, especially those subunits involved directly in the catalytic formation of ATP, are widely conserved in metazoans, fungi, eubacteria, and plant chloroplasts. On the basis of a map at 32.5-Å resolution determined in situ in the mitochondria of Trypanosoma brucei by...
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Cu+-specific CopB transporter: Revising P1B-type ATPase classification [Biochemistry]The copper-transporting P1B-ATPases, which play a key role in cellular copper homeostasis, have been divided traditionally into two subfamilies, the P1B-1-ATPases or CopAs and the P1B-3-ATPases or CopBs. CopAs selectively export Cu+ whereas previous studies and bioinformatic analyses have suggested that CopBs are specific for Cu2+ export. Biochemical and spectroscopic...
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Genetic resistance to purine nucleoside phosphorylase inhibition in Plasmodium falciparum [Biochemistry]Plasmodium falciparum causes the most lethal form of human malaria and is a global health concern. The parasite responds to antimalarial therapies by developing drug resistance. The continuous development of new antimalarials with novel mechanisms of action is a priority for drug combination therapies. The use of transition-state analog inhibitors...
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Structural studies of Acidianus tailed spindle virus reveal a structural paradigm used in the assembly of spindle-shaped viruses [Biophysics and Computational Biology]The spindle-shaped virion morphology is common among archaeal viruses, where it is a defining characteristic of many viral families. However, structural heterogeneity intrinsic to spindle-shaped viruses has seriously hindered efforts to elucidate the molecular architecture of these lemon-shaped capsids. We have utilized a combination of cryo-electron microscopy and X-ray crystallography...
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Windowed Granger causal inference strategy improves discovery of gene regulatory networks [Biophysics and Computational Biology]Accurate inference of regulatory networks from experimental data facilitates the rapid characterization and understanding of biological systems. High-throughput technologies can provide a wealth of time-series data to better interrogate the complex regulatory dynamics inherent to organisms, but many network inference strategies do not effectively use temporal information. We address this...
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Reporter-nanobody fusions (RANbodies) as versatile, small, sensitive immunohistochemical reagents [Cell Biology]Sensitive and specific antibodies are essential for detecting molecules in cells and tissues. However, currently used polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies are often less specific than desired, difficult to produce, and available in limited quantities. A promising recent approach to circumvent these limitations is to employ chemically defined antigen-combining domains called...
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Lupus-like autoimmune disease caused by a lack of Xkr8, a caspase-dependent phospholipid scramblase [Cell Biology]Apoptotic cells expose phosphatidylserine (PtdSer) on their cell surface and are recognized by macrophages for clearance. Xkr8 is a scramblase that exposes PtdSer in a caspase-dependent manner. Here, we found that among the three Xkr members with caspase-dependent scramblase activity, mouse hematopoietic cells express only Xkr8. The PtdSer exposure of...
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Capping protein regulates actin dynamics during cytokinetic midbody maturation [Cell Biology]During cytokinesis, a cleavage furrow generated by actomyosin ring contraction is restructured into the midbody, a platform for the assembly of the abscission machinery that controls the final separation of daughter cells. The polymerization state of F-actin is important during assembly, ingression, disassembly, and closure of the contractile ring and...
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BET bromodomain proteins regulate enhancer function during adipogenesis [Cell Biology]Developmental transitions are guided by master regulatory transcription factors. During adipogenesis, a transcriptional cascade culminates in the expression of PPARγ and C/EBPα, which orchestrate activation of the adipocyte gene expression program. However, the coactivators controlling PPARγ and C/EBPα expression are less well characterized. Here, we show the bromodomain-containing protein, BRD4,.
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On the folding of a structurally complex protein to its metastable active state [Chemistry]For successful protease inhibition, the reactive center loop (RCL) of the two-domain serine protease inhibitor, α1-antitrypsin (α1-AT), needs to remain exposed in a metastable active conformation. The α1-AT RCL is sequestered in a β-sheet in the stable latent conformation. Thus, to be functional, α1-AT must always fold to a metastable...
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Azo compounds as a family of organic electrode materials for alkali-ion batteries [Chemistry]Organic compounds are desirable for sustainable Li-ion batteries (LIBs), but the poor cycle stability and low power density limit their large-scale application. Here we report a family of organic compounds containing azo group (N=N) for reversible lithiation/delithiation. Azobenzene-4,4′-dicarboxylic acid lithium salt (ADALS) with an azo group in the center of...
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Experimental evidence of low-density liquid water upon rapid decompression [Chemistry]Water is an extraordinary liquid, having a number of anomalous properties which become strongly enhanced in the supercooled region. Due to rapid crystallization of supercooled water, there exists a region that has been experimentally inaccessible for studying deeply supercooled bulk water. Using a rapid decompression technique integrated with in situ...
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POSH regulates Hippo signaling through ubiquitin-mediated expanded degradation [Developmental Biology]The Hippo signaling pathway is a master regulator of organ growth, tissue homeostasis, and tumorigenesis. The activity of the Hippo pathway is controlled by various upstream components, including Expanded (Ex), but the precise molecular mechanism of how Ex is regulated remains poorly understood. Here we identify Plenty of SH3s (POSH),...
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Changing character of rainfall in eastern China, 1951-2007 [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]The topography and continental configuration of East Asia favor the year-round existence of storm tracks that extend thousands of kilometers from China into the northwestern Pacific Ocean, producing zonally elongated patterns of rainfall that we call “frontal rain events.” In spring and early summer (known as “Meiyu Season”), frontal rainfall...
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Climate-change-driven accelerated sea-level rise detected in the altimeter era [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]Using a 25-y time series of precision satellite altimeter data from TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, Jason-2, and Jason-3, we estimate the climate-change–driven acceleration of global mean sea level over the last 25 y to be 0.084 ± 0.025 mm/y2. Coupled with the average climate-change–driven rate of sea level rise over these same...
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In and out of glacial extremes by way of dust-climate feedbacks [Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences]Mineral dust aerosols cool Earth directly by scattering incoming solar radiation and indirectly by affecting clouds and biogeochemical cycles. Recent Earth history has featured quasi-100,000-y, glacial−interglacial climate cycles with lower/higher temperatures and greenhouse gas concentrations during glacials/interglacials. Global average, glacial maxima dust levels were more than 3 times higher t
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Generic assembly patterns in complex ecological communities [Ecology]The study of ecological communities often involves detailed simulations of complex networks. However, our empirical knowledge of these networks is typically incomplete and the space of simulation models and parameters is vast, leaving room for uncertainty in theoretical predictions. Here we show that a large fraction of this space of...
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Origami-inspired, on-demand deployable and collapsible mechanical metamaterials with tunable stiffness [Engineering]Origami has been employed to build deployable mechanical metamaterials through folding and unfolding along the crease lines. Deployable metamaterials are usually flexible, particularly along their deploying and collapsing directions, which unfortunately in many cases leads to an unstable deployed state, i.e., small perturbations may collapse the structure along the same...
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Monoterpenes are the largest source of summertime organic aerosol in the southeastern United States [Environmental Sciences]The chemical complexity of atmospheric organic aerosol (OA) has caused substantial uncertainties in understanding its origins and environmental impacts. Here, we provide constraints on OA origins through compositional characterization with molecular-level details. Our results suggest that secondary OA (SOA) from monoterpene oxidation accounts for approximately half of summertime fine OA...
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Climate for women in climate science: Women scientists and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Environmental Sciences]The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is an authoritative and influential source of reports on climate change. The lead authors of IPCC reports include scientists from around the world, but questions have been raised about the dominance of specific disciplines in the report and the disproportionate number of scholars...
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Comparative transcriptome analysis reveals distinct genetic modules associated with Helios expression in intratumoral regulatory T cells [Immunology and Inflammation]Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are key modulators of immune tolerance, capable of suppressing inflammatory immune responses and promoting nonlymphoid tissue homeostasis. Helios, a transcription factor (TF) that is selectively expressed by Tregs, has been shown to be essential for the maintenance of Treg lineage stability in the face of inflammatory...
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Sex bias in MHC I-associated shaping of the adaptive immune system [Immunology and Inflammation]HLA associations, T cell receptor (TCR) repertoire bias, and sex bias have independently been shown for many diseases. While some immunological differences between the sexes have been described, they do not fully explain bias in men toward many infections/cancers, and toward women in autoimmunity. Next-generation TCR variable beta chain (TCRBV)...
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Intensity and duration of TCR signaling is limited by p38 phosphorylation of ZAP-70T293 and destabilization of the signalosome [Immunology and Inflammation]ZAP-70 is a tyrosine kinase that is essential for initiation of T cell antigen receptor (TCR) signaling. We have found that T cell p38 MAP kinase (MAPK), which is directly phosphorylated and activated by ZAP-70 downstream of the TCR, in turn phosphorylates Thr-293 in the interdomain B region of ZAP-70....
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Respecifying human iPSC-derived blood cells into highly engraftable hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells with a single factor [Medical Sciences]Derivation of human hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) offers considerable promise for cell therapy, disease modeling, and drug screening. However, efficient derivation of functional iPSC-derived HSCs with in vivo engraftability and multilineage potential remains challenging. Here, we demonstrate a tractable approach for respecifying iPSC-derived blood...
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Bryostatin-1 alleviates experimental multiple sclerosis [Medical Sciences]Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disorder targeting the central nervous system (CNS). The relapsing-remitting phase of MS is largely driven by peripheral activation of autoreactive T-helper (Th) 1 and Th17 lymphocytes. In contrast, compartmentalized inflammation within the CNS, including diffuse activation of innate myeloid cells, characterizes the progressive phase...
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Epitope-specific monoclonal antibodies to FSH{beta} increase bone mass [Medical Sciences]Pituitary hormones have long been thought solely to regulate single targets. Challenging this paradigm, we discovered that both anterior and posterior pituitary hormones, including FSH, had other functions in physiology. We have shown that FSH regulates skeletal integrity, and, more recently, find that FSH inhibition reduces body fat and induces...
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Synergistic and additive effect of retinoic acid in circumventing resistance to p53 restoration [Medical Sciences]TP53 mutations occur in ∼50% of all human tumors, with increased frequency in aggressive cancers that are notoriously difficult to treat. Additionally, p53 missense mutations are remarkably predictive of refractoriness to chemo/radiotherapy in various malignancies. These observations have led to the development of mutant p53-targeting agents that restore p53 function....
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Cancer-secreted hsa-miR-940 induces an osteoblastic phenotype in the bone metastatic microenvironment via targeting ARHGAP1 and FAM134A [Medical Sciences]Bone metastatic lesions are classified as osteoblastic or osteolytic lesions. Prostate and breast cancer patients frequently exhibit osteoblastic-type and osteolytic-type bone metastasis, respectively. In metastatic lesions, tumor cells interact with many different cell types, including osteoblasts, osteoclasts, and mesenchymal stem cells, resulting in an osteoblastic or osteolytic phenotype. Howe
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Oxidation of dCTP contributes to antibiotic lethality in stationary-phase mycobacteria [Microbiology]Growing evidence shows that generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) derived from antibiotic-induced metabolic perturbation contribute to antibiotic lethality. However, our knowledge of the mechanisms by which antibiotic-induced oxidative stress actually kills cells remains elusive. Here, we show that oxidation of dCTP underlies ROS-mediated antibiotic lethality via induction of DNA...
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Pathology after Chlamydia trachomatis infection is driven by nonprotective immune cells that are distinct from protective populations [Microbiology]Infection with Chlamydia trachomatis drives severe mucosal immunopathology; however, the immune responses that are required for mediating pathology vs. protection are not well understood. Here, we employed a mouse model to identify immune responses required for C. trachomatis-induced upper genital tract pathology and to determine whether these responses are also...
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Liprin-{alpha}3 controls vesicle docking and exocytosis at the active zone of hippocampal synapses [Neuroscience]The presynaptic active zone provides sites for vesicle docking and release at central nervous synapses and is essential for speed and accuracy of synaptic transmission. Liprin-α binds to several active zone proteins, and loss-of-function studies in invertebrates established important roles for Liprin-α in neurodevelopment and active zone assembly. However, Liprin-α...
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Time-spliced X-ray diffraction imaging of magnetism dynamics in a NdNiO3 thin film [Physics]Diffraction imaging of nonequilibrium dynamics at atomic resolution is becoming possible with X-ray free-electron lasers. However, there are unresolved problems with applying this method to objects that are confined in only one dimension. Here I show that reliable one-dimensional coherent diffraction imaging is possible by splicing together images recovered from...
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High-order above-threshold dissociation of molecules [Physics]Electrons bound to atoms or molecules can simultaneously absorb multiple photons via the above-threshold ionization featured with discrete peaks in the photoelectron spectrum on account of the quantized nature of the light energy. Analogously, the above-threshold dissociation of molecules has been proposed to address the multiple-photon energy deposition in the...
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Opinion: How to bring science and technology expertise to state governments [Political Sciences]Science and technology (S&T) are increasingly integrated with all aspects of society. As a result, the ability to evaluate scientific information becomes ever more critical for policy and governing decisions. But such information is complex, and it can be misunderstood, distorted, or mischaracterized. The scientific community can help ensure that...
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Humans quickly learn to blink strategically in response to environmental task demands [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Eye blinking is one of the most frequent human actions. The control of blinking is thought to reflect complex interactions between maintaining clear and healthy vision and influences tied to central dopaminergic functions including cognitive states, psychological factors, and medical conditions. The most imminent consequence of blinking is a temporary...
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Demographically diverse crowds are typically not much wiser than homogeneous crowds [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Averaging independent numerical judgments can be more accurate than the average individual judgment. This “wisdom of crowds” effect has been shown with large, diverse samples, but the layperson wishing to take advantage of this may only have access to the opinions of a small, more demographically homogeneous “convenience sample.” How...
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Multivariate resting-state functional connectivity predicts response to cognitive behavioral therapy in obsessive-compulsive disorder [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for many with obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD). However, response varies considerably among individuals. Attaining a means to predict an individual’s potential response would permit clinicians to more prudently allocate resources for this often stressful and time-consuming treatment. We collected resting-state functional magnetic reso
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Locus coeruleus integrity in old age is selectively related to memories linked with salient negative events [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]The locus coeruleus (LC) is the principal origin of noradrenaline in the brain. LC integrity varies considerably across healthy older individuals, and is suggested to contribute to altered cognitive functions in aging. Here we test this hypothesis using an incidental memory task that is known to be susceptible to noradrenergic...
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Execution of saccadic eye movements affects speed perception [Psychological and Cognitive Sciences]Due to the foveal organization of our visual system we have to constantly move our eyes to gain precise information about our environment. Doing so massively alters the retinal input. This is problematic for the perception of moving objects, because physical motion and retinal motion become decoupled and the brain...
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Companies’ contribution to sustainability through global supply chains [Sustainability Science]Global supply chains play a critical role in many of the most pressing environmental stresses and social struggles identified by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Responding to calls from the global community, companies are adopting a variety of voluntary practices to improve the environmental and/or social management of...
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National trends in drinking water quality violations [Sustainability Science]Ensuring safe water supply for communities across the United States is a growing challenge in the face of aging infrastructure, impaired source water, and strained community finances. In the aftermath of the Flint lead crisis, there is an urgent need to assess the current state of US drinking water. However,...
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Land-use and land-cover change shape the sustainability and impacts of protected areas [Sustainability Science]Protected areas (PAs) remain the dominant policy to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services but have been shown to have limited impact when development interests force them to locations with lower deforestation pressure. Far less known is that such interests also cause widespread tempering, reduction, or removal of protection [i.e., PA...
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Microfluidic device captures, allows analysis of tumor-specific extracellular vesiclesA new microfluidic device developed by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital may help realize the potential of tumor-derived extracellular vesicles -- tiny lipid particles that carry molecules through the bloodstream -- as biomarkers that could monitor a tumor's response to therapy and provide detailed information to guide treatment choice.
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Celebrate the National Eye Institute’s 50th Birthday with Vision Science Competitions!The United States National Institutes of Health ( NIH ) is the largest biomedical research agency in the world, funding all genres of health research. One of the NIH agencies is particularly dear to Eyewire, given their scientific focus: the National Eye Institute ( NEI ). This year marks the 50th birthday of the NEI, who has now for five decades been funding research leading to new treatments fo
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Children's Publishing House Takes Food Literacy LiterallyTeaching kids how to eat healthfully and appreciate the cultural diversity of food begins with getting books about these themes into their hands, says Readers to Eaters' founding publisher. (Image credit: Readers to Eaters)
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New survey of recent newspaper subscribers shows why people chose to payThe decision to subscribe to a local newspaper involves a mix of motives and trigger factors that can be described by nine key 'paths to subscription,' according to a report released today by the Media Insight Project, a collaboration between the American Press Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
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American service industry approaching a 'tipping point'The average rate at which Americans tip for services has been increasing steadily for decades, but the practice has been branded over the years as classist, anti-egalitarian, and downright undemocratic, leading some restaurateurs to abandon it. A new paper, drawing insight from nonlinear dynamics and published in the journal Chaos, hopes to shed light on the economically irrational world of tippin
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Axons grip and slip their way around the brainBrain development depends on axons migrating from one location to another by haptotaxis. L1-CAM is responsible for detecting laminin in the environment to regulate the haptotaxis. Scientists at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) discover a new mechanism in which L1-CAM grips and slips on laminin to direct axon to its final destination. Loss of this mechanism corresponded with mut
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Survey shows Democrats and Republicans agree on CongressDemocrats and Republicans disapprove of Congress because members are paying attention to the wrong people and groups when casting votes, according to a recently released survey conducted by researchers from Stanford University, in collaboration with The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, and the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Challenging statistics of weather extremesMore accurate statistical modeling of extreme weather will improve forecasting and disaster mitigation.
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Bonobo and chimpanzee gestures share many meaningsIf a bonobo and a chimpanzee were to meet face to face, they could probably understand each other's gestures. In an article publishing 27 February in the open access journal PLOS Biology, researchers from the Universities of St Andrews, York, and Kyoto have found that many of the gestures used by bonobos and chimpanzees share the same meanings.
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A rare rainstorm wakes undead microbes in Chile’s Atacama DesertMicrobial life in Chile’s Atacama Desert bursts into bloom when moisture is available.
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Tracking endangered mammals with the leeches that feed on themA broad survey conducted across southern Asia reinforces the idea that the mammal biodiversity of an area can be determined by looking at the DNA found in leeches' blood meals. The new study, led by researchers at the American Museum of Natural History, also shows for the first time that DNA found in leeches can be used to identify certain ground birds and, possibly, some bats. The research was pu
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Failed osteoarthritis drug could help treat opioid addictionA study suggests that a drug proven safe for use in people may prevent opioid tolerance and physical dependence when used with opioid-based pain medications.
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Massive data analysis shows what drives the spread of flu in the USUsing several large datasets describing health care visits, geographic movements and demographics of more than 150 million people over nine years, researchers have created models that predict the spread of influenza throughout the United States each year.
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Enabling technology for emerging gene therapiesFor years, researchers have attempted to harness the full potential of gene therapy, a technique that inserts genes into a patient's cells to treat cancer and other diseases. However, inserting engineered DNA molecules into cells is difficult. A team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a new method that could make the process easier.
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Tracking endangered mammals with the leeches that feed on themA broad survey conducted across southern Asia reinforces the idea that the mammal biodiversity of an area can be determined by looking at the DNA found in leeches' blood meals. The new study, led by researchers at the American Museum of Natural History, also shows for the first time that DNA found in leeches can be used to identify certain ground birds and, possibly, some bats.
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Bonobo and chimpanzee gestures share multiple meaningsTwo closely related great ape species, the bonobo and chimpanzee, use gestures that share the same meaning researchers have found.
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Diabetes drug use during pregnancy linked to child's weightWhen women take the common diabetes medication metformin during pregnancy, it may put their children at increased risk of having obesity or overweight.
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Running rings around cholera outbreaksTargeting vaccine and other interventions to those in the vicinity of people with cholera could be an effective way to control cholera outbreaks, which can have devastating effects after disasters and in other emergency settings, according to a research study by Flavio Finger, of the École Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland and Andrew Azman, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Schoo
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Fitness tracker data can enhance biomedical research and personalized healthIn a research article publishing February 27 in the open access journal PLOS Biology, Weng Khong Lim and colleagues from the SingHealth Duke-NUS Institute of Precision Medicine, Singapore, and the National Heart Centre Singapore show that wearable sensors are not only able to identify groups of volunteers with similar patterns of daily activity, but can also predict various markers of risk for car
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Bonobo and chimpanzee gestures share many meaningsIf a bonobo and a chimpanzee were to meet face to face, they could probably understand each other's gestures. In an article publishing 27 February in the open access journal PLOS Biology, researchers from the Universities of St Andrews, York, and Kyoto have found that many of the gestures used by bonobos and chimpanzees share the same meanings.
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Identifying high STI prevalence populations in sub-Saharan AfricaPrevalence of curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs)- chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and trichomoniasis -- among women aged 15 to 24 exceeds that of older women and similar-aged men in sub-Saharan Africa, according to research published this week in PLOS Medicine.
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Supercomputing under a new lens: A Sandia-developed benchmark re-ranks top computersA Sandia National Laboratories software program now installed as an additional test for the widely observed TOP500 supercomputer challenge has become increasingly prominent. The program's full name—High Performance Conjugate Gradients, or HPCG—doesn't come trippingly to the tongue, but word is seeping out that this relatively new benchmarking program is becoming as valuable as its venerable partne
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A new data trove could teach computers to tell blind people what they need to knowIts creators pose a challenge to machine vision researchers: use the information to make assistive technology better.
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These giant viruses have more protein-making gear than any known virusScientists have found two more giant viruses in extreme environments in Brazil.
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Our cousins chimps and bonobos use similar sign languagesDespite diverging a million years ago, chimps and bonobos use a very similar sign language, suggesting the meanings of their gestures may have a biological basis
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Barca eSport team set to face other major clubsBarcelona will launch a professional eSport team and expects to play against other leading European clubs, the La Liga leaders announced on Tuesday.
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$5 billion lawsuit filed against alleged bitcoin creatorThe family of a dead programmer has filed a $5 billion dollar lawsuit against a man who claimed to be the creator of bitcoin.
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Largest Chinook salmon disappearing from West CoastThe largest and oldest Chinook salmon—fish also known as "kings" and prized for their exceptional size—have mostly disappeared along the West Coast.
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The Last Families Living in Tunisia's Underground HousesReuters photographer Zohra Bensemra recently spent time in southern Tunisia's Djebel Dahar region, where locals have lived in underground homes for centuries. The cave houses, also known as troglodyte houses, offer protection against the extremes of summer and winter in the arid desert. A cluster of these crater-like homes can be seen in the village of Haddej on Google Maps. Most of theses cave h
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The New York Times Fired My DoppelgängerThe day before Valentine’s Day, social media created a bizarro-world version of me. I have seen strange ideas about me online before, but this doppelgänger was so far from resembling me that I told friends and loved ones I didn’t want to even try to rebut it. It was a leading question turned into a human form. The net created a person with my name and face, but with so little relationship to me,
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Individual quantum dots imaged in 3-D for first timeResearchers have developed an imaging technique that uses a tiny, super sharp needle to nudge a single nanoparticle into different orientations and capture 2-D images to help reconstruct a 3-D picture. The method demonstrates imaging of individual nanoparticles at different orientations while in a laser-induced excited state.
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Low-level anxiety can actually boost learning, study finds“The bow too tensely strung is easily broken.” — Publius Syrus. Read More
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Largest Chinook salmon disappearing from West CoastThe largest and oldest Chinook salmon -- fish also known as 'kings' and prized for their exceptional size -- have mostly disappeared along the West Coast, according to a new University of Washington-led study.
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Universities Are Vital for Bridging the Science Gap-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Donald Trump Is Gearing Up for His Next CampaignFor a brief moment Tuesday morning, hearts raced, temperatures rose, and chests tightened: Matt Drudge was teasing a “SHOCK ANNOUNCEMENT” from the White House. Given the tumultuous state of the news, domestic and foreign, could this be a fresh bombshell? In a word: Nah. Instead, Drudge Report revealed that President Trump intended to run for reelection in 2020, with Brad Parscale, his 2016 digita
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Greenhouse 'conveyer belt' could advance food production, address looming global food crisisPurdue University researchers have created a greenhouse on campus featuring a new automated conveyor system that keeps plants moving constantly, a change they hope will provide answers about ways to avoid a looming food crisis with the global population expected to grow to more than 9 billion by 2050.
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US judge blocks weed-killer warning label in CaliforniaA federal judge has blocked California from requiring that the popular weed-killer Roundup carry warning labels that it is known to cause cancer.
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Donald Lynden-Bell obituaryOne of the leading theoretical astrophysicists of his generation Donald Lynden-Bell, who has died aged 82, was one of the leading theoretical astrophysicists of his generation. He proposed in 1969 that quasars are powered by supermassive black holes and that most large galaxies, including our own, would host a dead quasar in their nucleus. He was a brilliant dynamicist, inventing the concept of “v
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Geologists solve fossil mystery by creating 3-D 'virtual tour' through rockWith an industrial grinder and some creative additions, geoscientists can transform rocks into three-dimensional digital landscapes that scientists can examine from any angle.
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Receptors key to strong memoriesWhen we create a memory, a pattern of connections forms between neurons in the brain. New work shows how these connections can be strengthened or weakened at a molecular level.
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Why are some mushrooms 'magic?'Psychedelic mushrooms likely developed their "magical" properties to trip up fungi-munching insects, suggests new research.
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Scientists link genes to brain anatomy in autismA team of scientists has discovered that specific genes are linked to individual differences in brain anatomy in autistic children.
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Tesla in space could carry bacteria from EarthA red Tesla convertible hitched a ride to space with a SpaceX rocket in early February, bringing with it what may be the largest load of earthly bacteria to ever enter space.
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Quantum machine shows promise for biological researchTo date, much has been stated about the promise of quantum computing for myriad of applications but there have been few examples of a quantum advantage for real-world problems of practical interest. This might change with a new study from the USC Center for Quantum Information Science & Technology at the Viterbi School of Engineering and the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Arts, Letters and
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Dansk iværksætter: Vi vil være det næste WindowsEt nyt styresystem med indbygget kunstig intelligens - og en dansk bagmand - håber at blive hjertet i næste generations computere og sensorer.
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Moon Is Set to Get Its Own Mobile Phone NetworkA device weighing less than a bag of sugar is part of an out-of-this-world mission that will allow scientists to deliver 4G mobile coverage to the moon in 2019, according to news sources.
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Digital Cognitive Testing Uncovers Hidden Impairment in MSsubmitted by /u/SophiaDevetzi [link] [comments]
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Ultra-fast graphene photonics for next generation datacommsOn show for the first time at the GSMA Mobile World Congress are two graphene based photonics devices which give a glimpse into the future of data communications. At the Graphene Pavilion, experience the world's first all-graphene optical communication link operating at a data rate of 25 Gb/s per channel and at the Ericsson stand discover the first ultrafast graphene-based photonic switches in an
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Researchers learn more about reducing noise in tire systems by altering belt structureIn recent years, the knowledge about the influence of tire noise on vehicle noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) has increased. Hence, studies have focused on tire noise.
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Princeton geologists solve fossil mystery by creating 3-D 'virtual tour' through rockHave you ever wished you could travel inside a rock? It may sound more like magic than science, but Princeton scientists have found a way to make it (almost) true.
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Scientists identify specialized brain areas for feeding and egg-laying in hawkmothsThe search for food is linked to other areas in the olfactory center of female tobacco hawkmoths (Manduca sexta) than the search for plants to best lay eggs, researchers have found. The study confirmed that activity in specific areas in the antennal lobe of the insects correlates with feeding behavior, whereas activity in other areas is related to egg-laying.
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Scientists find single letter of genetic code that makes African Salmonella so dangerousScientists have identified a single genetic change in Salmonella that is playing a key role in the devastating epidemic of bloodstream infections currently killing around 400,000 people each year in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Fewer Americans think smoking a pack a day poses a great health riskAbout 3 out of 4 Americans agree that smoking cigarettes causes health problems, but public perception of the risks posed by smoking may be declining, according to a new study.
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Don’t fancy your odds against Ottolenghi | Brief lettersYotam Ottolenghi | Snow | Mnemonics | Tony Blair | Groundhog Day Anne Summers throws down the olive-oil-mash-in-eight-minutes gauntlet to Yotam Ottolenghi ( Letters , 27 February). I had the good fortune to attend an Ottolenghi demonstration in 2010 at Leiths. Most visiting chefs managed four or five, or at most six, quite complex dishes during a three-hour demo: Ottolenghi managed nine – all deli
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World’s oldest art is in Africa, not Europe | LettersDidn’t you report 2002 that two tiny pieces of engraved ochre found in Blombos Cave in South Africa were the oldest works of art ever discovered, writes John Picton Given all the recent publicity about the attribution of European cave paintings to Neanderthal artists at an earlier date than expected for Homo sapiens ( Neanderthals were artists 65,000 years ago , 23 February), it is a pity the Guar
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Unique pancreatic stem cells have potential to regenerate beta cells, respond to glucoseScientists from the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have confirmed the existence of progenitor cells within the human pancreas that can be stimulated to develop into glucose-responsive beta cells. These significant findings open the door to developing regenerative cell therapies for those living with type 1 diabetes, addressing a major challenge tha
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Cochrane Review evidence suggests nutritional labelling on menus may reduce calorie intakeNew evidence published in the Cochrane Library today shows that adding calorie labels to menus and next to food in restaurants, coffee shops and cafeterias, could reduce the calories that people consume, although the quality of evidence is low. A team of Cochrane researchers has brought together the results of studies evaluating the effects of nutritional labels on purchasing and consumption in a
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ASU scientists unveil a hidden secret of the immortality enzyme telomeraseResearch from the laboratory of Professor Julian Chen in the School of Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University recently uncovered a crucial step in the telomerase enzyme catalytic cycle. This catalytic cycle determines the ability of the human telomerase enzyme to synthesize DNA "repeats" (specific DNA segments of six nucleotides) onto chromosome ends, and so afford immortality in cells. Un
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Robot baristas can make coffee—but that doesn’t mean people have to like them
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Super-resolution microscopy in both space and timeIn a breakthrough for biological imaging, scientists have developed the first microscope platform that can perform super-resolution spatial and temporal imaging, capturing unprecedented views inside living cells.
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Russian Hacker False Flags Work—Even After They're ExposedThe Kremlin's hacking misdirection is evolving. And even when those attempts to confuse forensics fail, they still succeed at sowing future doubt.
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Oldest Known Paintings Created by Neanderthals, Not Modern HumansThe animal pictures and hand stencils were made in caves in Spain thousands of years before Homo sapiens arrived in Europe.
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Your Pee May Reveal Your True Biological AgeCould your pee reveal your youth?
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Quantum machine shows promise for biological researchMuch has been stated about the promise of quantum computing for myriad of applications but there have been few examples of a quantum advantage for real-world problems of practical interest. USC researchers have demonstrated how a quantum processor could be used as a predictive tool to assess a fundamental process in biology: the binding of gene regulatory proteins to the genome. This is one of the
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It's 2018 and black lung disease seems to be on the riseHealth There is no cure for the fatal condition. Mining conditions were getting better, until recent trends revealed an increase in black lung disease.
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Anus photos can build brand loyalty, in monkeys at leastEveryone knows that in advertising sex sells, and it turns out that sex-themed adverts even work on rhesus macaques
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AI cheats at old Atari games by finding unknown bugs in the codeAn AI found a bug in the Atari game Q*bert and exploited it to quickly score a million points. It used self-destruction as a winning strategy too
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Receptors key to strong memoriesWhen we create a memory, a pattern of connections forms between neurons in the brain. New work from UC Davis shows how these connections can be strengthened or weakened at a molecular level. The study is published Feb. 27 in the journal Cell Reports.
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More doctors follow the money, more nurse practitioners follow the needThe rural physician shortage is well-established, and there's the notion that doctors don't necessarily establish their practices where need for health care is greatest -- in poor and unhealthy communities.
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Researchers learn more about reducing noise in tire systems by altering belt structureThe aim of this study was to analyze the influence of the belt structure on tire vibration and noise and as well as the relevant physical laws.
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Princeton geologists solve fossil mystery by creating 3-D 'virtual tour' through rockWith an industrial grinder and some creative additions, Princeton geoscientists Adam Maloof and Akshay Mehra can transform rocks into three-dimensional digital landscapes that scientists can examine from any angle.
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Powerful new imaging method reveals in detail how particles move in solutionNew research will dramatically improve how scientists 'see inside' molecular structures in solution, allowing for much more precise ways to image data in various fields, from astronomy to drug discovery.
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A Statistical Search for Genomic Truths“We don’t have much ground truth in biology.” According to Barbara Engelhardt , a computer scientist at Princeton University, that’s just one of the many challenges that researchers face when trying to prime traditional machine-learning methods to analyze genomic data. Techniques in artificial intelligence and machine learning are dramatically altering the landscape of biological research, but En
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Justices seem ready to rule against Microsoft in email caseThe Supreme Court is signaling it will allow the government to force American technology companies to hand over emails and other digital information sought in criminal probes but stored in the internet cloud outside the U.S.
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A bacterium that attacks burn victims will soon be unarmedThe bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is amongst the main causes of infections and sepsis in people suffering from severe burns. Researchers have succeeded in revealing the dynamics of the pathogen's physiology and metabolism during its growth in exudates, the biological fluids that seep out of burn wounds. This study allows to follow the strategies developed by Pseudomonas aeruginosa to proliferat
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Cartoon coyote's fall inspires development of new properties of siliconScientists have discovered a new type of silicon that could be used to control light beams in a new kind of photonic chip -- a chipset where information is carried by light beams rather than electrical currents.
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New source of skin defects in eczemaResearchers have discovered a cause of the dry, inflamed and itchy skin that plagues eczema patients. Medical researchers have now shown that an immune system skewed toward allergy alters the lipids in the skin. The altered lipids allow the skin to crack, water to leave and irritants to enter, setting the stage for eczematous lesions to develop.
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Wind and solar power could meet four-fifths of US electricity demand, study findsThe United States could reliably meet about 80 percent of its electricity demand with solar and wind power generation, according to scientists.
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Fewer Americans think smoking a pack a day poses a great health riskAbout 3 out of 4 Americans agree that smoking cigarettes causes health problems, but public perception of the risks posed by smoking may be declining, according to a Duke Health study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
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Scientists find single letter of genetic code that makes African Salmonella so dangerousScientists at the University of Liverpool have identified a single genetic change in Salmonella that is playing a key role in the devastating epidemic of bloodstream infections currently killing around 400,000 people each year in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Scientists identify specialized brain areas for feeding and egg-laying in hawkmothsThe search for food is linked to other areas in the olfactory center of female tobacco hawkmoths (Manduca sexta) than the search for plants to best lay eggs, researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, found. The study confirmed that activity in specific areas in the antennal lobe of the insects correlates with feeding behavior, whereas activity in other areas
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Switching on survival signalling to drive drug resistanceResearchers at Queen Mary University of London have discovered that the loss of a single protein- PHLDA1- is sufficient for the development of drug resistance to a type of targeted therapy in endometrial and HER2-positive breast cancer cells.
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Study tracks what moths think when they smell with their antennaeresearchers have created a functional map of how the hawkmoth smells, tracing the process from the antennae to specific areas in the hawkmoth brain. Using a wind tunnel, calcium imaging, and 80 different odor compounds found in the hawkmoth's natural environment, researchers mapped how the hawkmoth distinguishes between odors to find a safe place to eat or to lay eggs, according to the study publi
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Novel genome platform reveals new HIV targetsSBP researchers have developed the first ever high-throughput, genome-scale imaging-based approach to investigate protein stability. The method has been used to identify several previously unkown human proteins that HIV degrades to enhance its infection process.
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Tobacco benefits health with new plant breeding techniquesResearchers at the John Innes Centre are helping to lead a new European Union-funded project that promotes tobacco plants as organic mini factories producing vaccines and new drugs.
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Beetles hide by looking like the bite marks they make on leavesIn a particularly impressive trick of camouflage, some leaf beetles have evolved to look like the feeding damage they make on leaves, so they can hide in their own nibbles
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Beetles hide by looking like the bite marks they make on leavesIn a particularly impressive trick of camouflage, some leaf beetles have evolved to look like the feeding damage they make on leaves, so they can hide in their own nibbles
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LeBron James and the Frankness of the NBAWhen Laura Ingraham of Fox News recommended that LeBron James and Kevin Durant “ shut up and dribble ” earlier this month, she conjured the standard, insidious argument that athletes should stick to sports . Her remark came in response to an interview with ESPN’s Cari Champion, in which the two basketball stars discussed social inequality and the country’s political divisions. In it, James said o
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Trump Is Preparing for a New Cold WarRead its foreign policy statements and this much becomes clear: The Trump administration is preparing for a new Cold War. Its National Security Strategy, unveiled in December, asserts that “The United States will respond to the growing political, economic, and military competitions we face around the world. China and Russia challenge American power, influence, and interests.” The following month,
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Penn Museum uses the latest in science to conserve the most ancient of artifactsThe graceful ceramic pedestal was coated with a thin layer of dirt, some of it perhaps lodged in the artifact's clay pores for thousands of years.
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This spherical robot is an AI assistant for the International Space Station
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Deep-sea microorganisms could survive on Saturn’s moon – in theoryInterest in Enceladus as a potential host for alien life likely to intensify as tests show Earth bacteria thrive in similar conditions Deep-sea bacteria thrive in conditions designed to closely match those on Saturn’s tiny moon, Enceladus, according to scientists investigating the potential for alien life forms to survive there. The findings are likely to intensify interest in Enceladus, which ha
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To build up mussels, you need to know your fishTimes are tough for 31 of Michigan's 45 varieties of freshwater mussels. Sporting evocative names like wavy-rayed lampmussel and round pigtoe, these residents of the state's rivers are imperiled by habitat disruption and pollution and are also threatened by climate change. Michigan State University scientists' recommendation to figure out the best places to focus conservation efforts: Worry about
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Voice control: Why North Atlantic right whales change calls as they ageThrough extensive listening and analysis of whale calls -- which were recorded by a large collaboration of scientists over the past two decades -- researchers were able to pick up the slow gradual changes in sound production in the marine giants as they age. Looking at spectrograms of the calls, which provide visual representations of the sound, the research team could see the progression of vocal
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If You Want to Know How to Stop School Shootings, Ask the Secret ServiceDozens of attacks have followed patterns that the Secret Service and U.S. Department of Education identified in 2002, following the Columbine attack -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Science: Farming for answers to human diseases in the fish farmAquariums are arranged in neat, illuminated rows. Fins, tails and flashing stripes are visible in every direction. On the Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minnesota, zebrafish act as research stand-ins for us. They are tiny heralds of solutions for patients with some of medicine's most intractable problems.
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Powerful new imaging method reveals in detail how particles move in solutionNew research published in Nature Methods will dramatically improve how scientists "see inside" molecular structures in solution, allowing for much more precise ways to image data in various fields, from astronomy to drug discovery.
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Boeing says it has Trump deal on Air Force One planesBoeing said Tuesday it has reached an agreement to build future Air Force One planes after addressing Donald Trump's criticism over hefty costs associated with the presidential aircraft.
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Why are some mushrooms 'magic?' Study offers evolutionary explanationPsychedelic mushrooms likely developed their "magical" properties to trip up fungi-munching insects, suggests new research.
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Ride-hailing is pulling people off public transit and clogging up roads
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Wind and solar could meet most but not all US electricity needsWind and solar power could generate most but not all electricity in the United States, according to an analysis of 36 years of weather data by Carnegie's Ken Caldeira, and three Carnegie-affiliated energy experts. But to bump up to 100 percent of electricity coming from solar and wind power would require significant and costly energy infrastructure changes to overcome seasonal cycles and extreme w
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Why are some mushrooms 'magic?'Psychedelic mushrooms likely developed their "magical" properties to trip up fungi-munching insects, suggests new research. The work helps explain a biological mystery and could open scientific doors to studies of novel treatments for neurological disease.
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Individual quantum dots imaged in 3-D for first timeResearchers have developed an imaging technique that uses a tiny, super sharp needle to nudge a single nanoparticle into different orientations and capture 2-D images to help reconstruct a 3-D picture. The method demonstrates imaging of individual nanoparticles at different orientations while in a laser-induced excited state.
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Powerful new imaging method reveals in detail how particles move in solutionNew research published in Nature Methods will dramatically improve how scientists 'see inside' molecular structures in solution, allowing for much more precise ways to image data in various fields, from astronomy to drug discovery.
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Study suggests failed osteoarthritis drug could help treat opioid addictionA study from Indiana University suggests that a drug proven safe for use in people may prevent opioid tolerance and physical dependence when used with opioid-based pain medications.
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US consumer confidence soars to 17-year recordUS consumer confidence leapt to a 17-year record in February, driven higher by strong expectations that jobs will remain plentiful in the near-term, according to a survey released Tuesday.
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Alien life in our Solar System? Study hints at Saturn's moonEnceladus Earth SaturnHumanity may need look no further than our own Solar System in the search for alien life, researchers probing one of Saturn's moons said Tuesday.
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Engineers patent high-speed flash memory system for use on satellitesEngineers from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) have patented a flash memory storage system that allows satellites to collect and store vast amounts of data for later transmission to ground stations.
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This Is Helen Keller’s 1932 'Modern Woman'In 1932, Helen Keller wrote, "I am tempted to think that the perplexed businessman might discover a possible solution [to] his troubles if he would just spend a few days in his wife's kitchen. Let us see what would happen if he did." In the article, originally published in The Atlantic , Keller ponders how the economics of industrialization helped advance women’s rights. It is excerpted and anima
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Reducing side effects in commonly used drugsNew research has drilled down to the molecular level to find similarities across six pharmaceutical drugs used in pain relief, dentist anesthetic, and treatment of epilepsy, in a bid to find a way to reduce unwanted side-effects.
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Scientists link genes to brain anatomy in autismA team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has discovered that specific genes are linked to individual differences in brain anatomy in autistic children.
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AMP publishes recommendations for clinical CYP2C19 genotyping allele selectionAMP has published consensus, evidence-based recommendations to aid clinical laboratory professionals when designing and validating clinical CYP2C19 assays, promote standardization of testing across different laboratories and complement existing clinical guidelines.
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Study reveals Milky Way stars being evicted by invading galaxiesAn international team of astronomers has discovered that some stars located in the Galactic halo surrounding the Milky Way -- previously thought to be remnants of invading galaxies from the past -- are instead former residents of the Galactic disk, kicked out by those invading dwarf galaxies.
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MSU-based scientists found out how to distinguish beams of entangled photonsA team from the Faculty of Physics, MSU developed a method for creating two beams of entangled photons to measure the delay between them. In the future the results of the study may be used in high-precision measurements, material studies, and informational technologies. The article was published in Optics Letters journal.
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Shared decision-making between patients and clinicians can result in better choicesAs more and more older patients are offered advanced treatments for chronic diseases, including surgeries and implantable devices, new questions have arisen over how these decision are made.
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Evaluation of tau phosphorylation related targets for Alzheimer's disease treatmentInSysBio continues to investigate the mechanisms underlying Alzheimer's disease (AD) using the quantitative systems pharmacology (QSP) modeling approach. The part of QSP model describing tau protein was published in the PLOS ONE journal. This is one of more than dozen InSysBio publications in AD area during last seven years.
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Wind and solar power could meet four-fifths of US electricity demand, study findsThe United States could reliably meet about 80 percent of its electricity demand with solar and wind power generation, according to scientists at the University of California, Irvine; the California Institute of Technology; and the Carnegie Institution for Science.
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Ancient DNA reveals genetic replacement despite language continuity in the South PacificThe study, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution and led by a multidisciplinary research team at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, reveals that migrations of people from the Bismarck Archipelago in Oceania to the previously settled islands of the Pacific began as early as 2,500 years ago, much earlier than previously thought. Vanuatu presents an unprecedented case, where
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Are varicose veins associated with increased risk of blood clot?Varicose veins were associated with increased risk of developing a type of blood clot known as a deep venous thrombosis (DVT), although more research is needed to understand the strength of that association.
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Decrease seen in red blood cell, plasma transfusions in USThe frequency of red blood cell and plasma transfusions decreased among hospitalized patients in the United States from 2011 to 2014.
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A bacterium that attacks burn victims will soon be unarmedThe bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is amongst the main causes of infections and sepsis in people suffering from severe burns. Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, have succeeded in revealing the dynamics of the pathogen's physiology and metabolism during its growth in exudates, the biological fluids that seep out of burn wounds. This study allows to follow the strategies
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Scientists seeking rare river crayfish aren't just kicking rocksAs far as anyone can tell, the cold-water crayfish Faxonius eupunctus makes its home in a 30-mile stretch of the Eleven Point River and nowhere else in the world. According to a new study, the animal is most abundant in the middle part its range, a rocky expanse in southern Missouri - with up to 35,000 cubic feet of chilly Ozark river water flowing by each second.
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Arctic hit by record high temperatures as rest of Europe shiversThe extreme warmth is likely to slow or prevent the formation of Arctic sea ice, which has been shrinking for decades due to climate change.
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20 Oscar-Nominated Movies You Can Stream Right Now'Lady Bird,' 'Call Me by Your Name,' 'The Shape of Water,' and more are all available to stream online.
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Another clue for fast motion of the Hawaiian hotspotRecent studies have suggested that the Hawaiian hotspot moved relatively quickly southward in the period from 60 to about 50 million years ago. This hypothesis is supported by a new study. Researchers have evaluated new rock dating of the Rurutu volcanic chain and added data from the Hawaiian-Emperor chain and the Louisville chain. It shows that the Hawaiian-Emperor hotspot displays strong motion
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'Social brain' networks are altered at a young age in autismAs infants develop, they respond to social cues such as voices, faces and gestures. Their brain develops a network of regions that specialise in translating these cues, the 'social brain'. A common observation in infants later diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders is reduced sensitivity towards these social cues. A team of researchers from the University of Geneva brings evidence of how this ph
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What Critics Don't Understand About Gun CultureMy wife knew something was amiss when the car blocked our driveway. She was outside our house, playing with our kids on our trampoline, when a car drove slowly down our rural Tennessee street. As it reached our house, it pulled partially in the driveway, and stopped. A man got out and walked up to my wife and kids. Strangely enough, at his hip was an empty gun holster. She’d never seen him before
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Microbes Could Thrive on Saturn's Icy MoonEnceladus Saturn EarthIn 2005, a NASA spacecraft flew past Enceladus, an icy moon of Saturn, snapping pictures and recording observations as it went. When scientists processed the data, they saw plumes of mist erupting from the cracked surface of the moon’s south pole and into the emptiness of space. The plumes, the spacecraft’s instruments had found, were made of water vapor. Scientists were stunned. Enceladus is sma
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Research improves food bank effectiveness, equityResearchers at North Carolina State University have developed new computer models to improve the ability of food banks to feed as many people as possible, as equitably as possible, while reducing food waste.
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Gene-editing reduces triglycerides, cholesterol by up to 50 percentUsing a variation of CRISPR gene editing may be a potential strategy for mimicking the protective effects of a genetic mutation linked to lower cholesterol levels and heart disease risks, according to new mouse research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania published this week in Circulation.
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We may have already found signs of alien microbes on EnceladusEnceladus Earth SaturnEarth microbes have shown they can withstand the environment on Enceladus. If alien life is similar, the methane we’ve found on Saturn’s moon could be from life
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Big science: Videnskabens tunge drenge samlet i DanmarkNi af de vigtigste, store forskningsinstitutioner i Europa mødes i København i dag og i morgen for at snakke om verdens helt store forsknings- og udviklingsprojekter.
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These Birds Sleep Clinging to Giraffes' GroinsThese Birds Sleep Clinging to Giraffes' Groins Camera traps show the bizarre place where oxpeckers spend the night. oxpecker-top-cropped.jpg Image credits: Snapshot Serengeti and the Serengeti Lion Project Rights information: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License Creature Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 11:00 Nala Rogers, Staff Writer When researchers first saw that their motion-
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Scientists are trying to figure out where the heck horses came fromAnimals A new study shows how little we know about their origins. A new study published in Science suggests that the Botai horses were not the ancestors of our modern equine companions – and challenges what we thought we knew about one…
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Nedsmeltning af mesterlære efterlader store huller i kirurgers uddannelseSimulationsoplæring kombineret med kontrolmåling af kompetencerne udgør den eneste tænkelige erstatning.
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If There's Life on Saturn's Moon Enceladus, It Might Look Like ThisEnceladus Earth SaturnAttention alien hunters: Scientists have identified a deep sea microbe that could possibly survive the ocean floor of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
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Cartoon coyote's fall inspires development of new properties of siliconAn international team of scientists, led by the University of Surrey, has discovered a new type of silicon that could be used to control light beams in a new kind of photonic chip -- a chipset where information is carried by light beams rather than electrical currents.
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Research improves food bank effectiveness, equityResearchers have developed computer models to improve the ability of food banks to feed as many people as possible, as equitably as possible, while reducing food waste.
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A protein that self-replicatesETH scientists have been able to prove that a protein structure widespread in nature -- the amyloid -- is theoretically capable of multiplying itself. This makes it a potential predecessor to molecules that are regarded as the building blocks of life.
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Gene-editing reduces triglycerides, cholesterol by up to 50 percentUsing a variation of CRISPR gene editing may be a potential strategy for mimicking the protective effects of a genetic mutation linked to lower cholesterol levels and heart disease risks.
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Ancient DNA reveals genetic replacement despite language continuity in the South PacificThe study, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution and led by a multidisciplinary research team at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH) together with researchers in France, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and Vanuatu, reveals that migrations of people from the Bismarck Archipelago in Oceania to the previously settled islands of the Pacific began as early as 2,500 yea
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A bacterium that attacks burn victims will soon be unarmedThe bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the main causes of infections and sepsis in people suffering from severe burns because it is difficult, if not impossible, to fight. Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, have succeeded in revealing the dynamics of the pathogen's physiology and metabolism during its growth in exudates, the biological fluids that seep out of bur
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Poor mental health is not why Americans are more likely to commit mass shootingsIs there a connection between mental health and gun violence? Here's what the experts think and the stats show. Read More
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Weight loss is about diet quality not calorie counting, finds major clinical trialA major clinical trial finds that diet quality beats calorie counting for the best weight loss strategy. Read More
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Atacama's lessons about life on MarsScientists investigate the microbes that survive in the South American desert on very little water.
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Amazon is trying to make Alexa more chatty—but it’s very, very difficult
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Brad Parscale Will Be Donald Trump's 2020 Campaign ManagerIn announcing his 2020 reelection campaign, Donald Trump has tapped Brad Parscale, architect of his previous campaign's digital efforts, to lead the way.
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The Myth of a Kinder, Gentler Xi JinpingXi Jinping Chinese TermIn January 2013, The New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof predicted the newly anointed Chinese Communist Party Secretary Xi Jinping would spearhead political and economic reform, remove the body of Mao Zedong from its hallowed mausoleum, and release the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo from prison. His “hunch,” Kristof added, “may be wrong entirely.” Readers: It was. On February 25,
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Parts of the Arctic Spiked to 45 Degrees Above NormalIn December, a team of U.S. government scientists released a “report card” on the Arctic. Their top conclusion was pithy, comprehensive, and bleak. The Arctic, they said , “shows no sign of returning to [the] reliably frozen region of recent past decades.” Now, it’s almost like the environment is trying to prove them right. Though the sun hasn’t shone on the central Arctic for more than four mont
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This Bizarre, Overstuffed Atom Is the Turducken of the Microscopic WorldThese giant, overstuffed atoms take advantage of the weird properties of materials at very low temperatures.
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Less is more as companies explore shopping by voiceWhen the world shifted from personal computers to smartphones, websites had to slim down to work on smaller screens and slower wireless connections. A similar shift to voice-centric services is again forcing businesses to rethink how they present information to consumers—and spurring new efforts to help them do so.
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A new paper in Psychological Science finds larger flanker effects for real objects than for pictures of objects--but only when the real objects can be grasped.submitted by /u/markmana [link] [comments]
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Voice control: Why North Atlantic right whales change calls as they ageFormer Syracuse postdoctoral researcher Holly Root-Gutteridge has always been a good listener - a trait that has served her very well in her bioacoustic research of mammals, both aquatic and landlocked. Most recently her ears have tuned-in to vocal stylings of the North Atlantic right whale.
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A Neuroscientist Explains: season two trailer – podcastDr Daniel Glaser and Producer Max are back for a second season of A Neuroscientist Explains – and this time they’re going it alone!
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Obesity could be linked to early childhood behaviorHealth authorities will need to focus on more than eating habits if they are going to combat the obesity epidemic.
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International Spina Bifida experts shapes future research, shares insights for practical careIn order to provide a multidisciplinary forum for research in spina bifida, the Spina Bifida Association (SBA) sponsored the Third World Congress on Spina Bifida Research and Care in 2017. This special issue of the Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (JPRM) presents significant contributions from that conference.
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Squid skin could be the solution to camouflage materialSquids and octopuses are masters of disguise and humans have long envied their camouflage capabilities. A Northeastern University chemistry professor teamed up with the U.S. Army to find out how these colorful creatures do it. She turned the animal's pigment particles into spools of fiber that can be used for a number of things.
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Teaching quantum physics to a computerAn international collaboration led by ETH physicists has used machine learning to teach a computer how to predict the outcomes of quantum experiments. The results could prove to be essential for testing future quantum computers.
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Only 25 percent of women receive appropriate advice on pregnancy weight gainA new study of the role of healthcare provider recommendations on weight gain during pregnancy showed that while provider advice did influence gestational weight gain, only about one in four women received appropriate advice and another 25 percent received no advice.
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Scientists seeking rare river crayfish aren't just kicking rocksAs far as anyone can tell, the cold-water crayfish Faxonius eupunctus makes its home in a 30-mile stretch of the Eleven Point River and nowhere else in the world. Because the animal is being considered for endangered species status, researchers are comparing old and new techniques to get a thorough accounting of its population and distribution.
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Optical emission of two-dimensional arsenic sulfide prepared in plasmaSince the discovery of graphene in 2004, there has been a rapidly growing interest among scientists in the study of 2-D materials 'beyond graphene'. In the family of chalcogenide materials, 2-D-layered transition-metal dichalcogenides demonstrate excellent electronic and optical properties, outstanding mechanical flexibility, and exceptional catalytic performance. At the same time, chalcogenides l
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Wood fuels key to easing food insecurity situation in sub-Saharan AfricaAccess to wood fuels for cooking must be considered when formulating policy to deal with food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa, according to researchers who advocate expanding the effort to improve wood-fuel systems and make them more sustainable.
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Be humble -- and other lessons from the philosophy of water | Raymond TangHow do we find fulfillment in a world that's constantly changing? Raymond Tang struggled with this question until he came across the ancient Chinese philosophy of the Tao Te Ching. In it, he found a passage comparing goodness to water, an idea he's now applying to his everyday life. In this charming talk, he shares three lessons he's learned so far from the "philosophy of water." "What would water
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Ford and Miami to form test bed for self-driving carsFord Motor Co. is making Miami-Dade County its biggest test bed yet for self-driving vehicles.
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Wood fuels key to easing food insecurity situation in sub-Saharan AfricaAccess to wood fuels for cooking must be considered when formulating policy to deal with food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa, according to researchers who advocate expanding the effort to improve wood-fuel systems and make them more sustainable.
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Phones off: Smartphone use undermines enjoyment of face-to-face interactions at dinnertimeWhile 'Take your elbows off the dinner table,' is a common refrain for many families, people may soon add, 'take your phone off the table' to the list, too. According to research being presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention, people with smartphones present during dinner time report less enjoyment than those who kept their phones away.
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Quantum optics: Attosecond pulses break into atomic interiorMunich based physicists have been able to observe the interaction of multiple photons in a single attosecond pulse with electrons in the inner orbital shell of an atom for the first time. To this end they generated attosecond bursts of high-energy photons of unprecedented intensity.
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Experts call for specialist medical teams to deal with rapidly ageing populationAt a time when family doctors are at 'saturation point' and facing a crisis in recruitment, new research has revealed that they carry the burden of healthcare of our rapidly ageing population.
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Antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic bacteria still high in humans, animals and foodBacteria from humans and animals continue to show resistance to antimicrobials, according to a new report published today by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The report highlights some emerging issues and confirms antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as one of the biggest threats to public health. AMR reduces the effectiveness o
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Genetics researchers close in on schizophreniaResearchers at the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics at Cardiff University have discovered 50 new gene regions that increase the risk of developing schizophrenia. They have also used state-of-the-art information about brain development to accurately pinpoint new genes and biological pathways implicated in this disorder.
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Army researchers are after cost-effective safer, lighter batteriesScientists at the US Army Research Laboratory and the Georgia Institute of Technology are focused on the development of batteries that improve the safety and energy density of ones currently found on the battlefield.
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Reforesting US topsoils store massive amounts of carbon, with potential for much moreForests across the United States -- and especially forest soils -- store massive amounts of carbon, offsetting about 10 percent of the country's annual greenhouse gas emissions and helping to mitigate climate change.
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Antarctica's Iconic King Penguins May Have to Move SouthBut suitable islands for breeding may be harder to find -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Smallest monkey's evolutionary secretEvolutionary biologists have now discovered that the Pygmy Marmoset – the world's smallest monkey – is not one species but two.
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Children prefer distribution by equal outcome when they shareA Japanese study of 5- and 6-year-olds found that children prefer to share resources so that everyone ends up with the same amount (equal-outcome) rather than giving everyone the same amount regardless of what they have already (equal-allocation). This study was carried out by Associate Professor HAYASHI Hajimu of the Kobe University Graduate School of Human Development and Environment and the fin
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Can Nuclear Power Plants Generate Artistic Inspiration?"Nuclear" artists see motivating muses where others see only grey buildings, drab fences, and white steam piping out of concrete cooling towers, says guest commentator Vincent Ialenti. (Image credit: Courtesy of Erich Berger)
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Kommuner: Staten hæmmer klimaindsats med solcellereglerReglerne, der hindrer kommunerne i at opsætte solcelleanlæg, bør ændres i nyt energiforlig, så kommunerne ligestilles med staten og regionerne, siger Kommunernes Landsforening.
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Arctic warming: scientists alarmed by 'crazy' temperature risesRecord warmth in the Arctic this month could yet prove to be a freak occurrence, but experts warn the warming event is unprecedented An alarming heatwave in the sunless winter Arctic is causing blizzards in Europe and forcing scientists to reconsider even their most pessimistic forecasts of climate change. Although it could yet prove to be a freak event, the primary concern is that global warming
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A Neuroscientist Explains: season two trailer – podcastDr Daniel Glaser and Producer Max are back for a second season of A Neuroscientist Explains – and this time they’re going it alone! Subscribe and review on iTunes , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud and Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter A Neuroscientist Explains returns for a second season! Each week Dr Daniel Glaser and Producer Max will revisit a column from Dan’s hugely s
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Skip the dip? Swimming in the sea increases risk of illness, analysis suggestsPollution of coastal waters by sources including sewage and farm run-off may be the cause, experts suggest People who swim in the sea are at significantly higher risk of stomach bugs, ear problems and other illnesses than those who stick to the sand, research suggests. The team behind the findings suggest the increased chances of becoming unwell may be down to pollution of coastal waters by sourc
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Did Human Sacrifice Help People Form Complex Societies?In 1598, a European miner working in the Bolivian highlands stumbled across a 10-year-old Andean girl who was still alive, despite having been walled up inside a funerary tower three days earlier. Several decades had passed since the Inca Empire—the most sophisticated in the world at that time—had fallen, but its practices lived on among the Incas’ descendants in the region, including human sacri
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Unpacking asymmetric cell divisionStem cells are the basic material from which mature, specialised cells such as muscle and blood cells are produced—this process is known as differentiation. One way that stem cells do this without depleting themselves is through asymmetric cell division. Through asymmetric division, a stem cell produces a new stem cell and another cell that undergoes differentiation, producing a mature cell.
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Why scientists have modelled the climate right up to the year 2300The seas will continue to rise for 300 years. That's the conclusion of a new study, published in Nature Communications, which projects how much the sea level will rise under varying degrees of success in tackling climate change right up to the year 2300.
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Sea swimming increases ailmentsPeople who swim, bathe or take part in water sports in the sea are substantially more likely to experience stomach bugs, ear aches and other types of illness than those who do not.
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Scientists monitor crop photosynthesis, performance using invisible lightTwelve-foot metal poles with long outstretched arms dot a Midwestern soybean field to monitor an invisible array of light emitted by crops. This light can reveal the plants' photosynthetic performance throughout the growing season, according to newly published research.
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Topadvokater kvast af kunstig intelligens: Færre fejl og 200 gange hurtigereNyt studie viser, at en computer nu både er hurtigere og bedre til at læse fortrolighedskontrakter, end selv de mest rutinerede jurister.
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Parts of Ramses II statue found in southern EgyptEgypt says archaeologists have discovered parts of a statue of one of its most famous pharaohs in the southern city of Aswan.
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Scientists Have Reconstructed the Genome of a Bird Extinct for 700 YearsThe work hinged on DNA from a museum specimen -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Does lack of exercise lead to dementia?A number of studies show that various forms of exercise help prevent dementia as we age. Read More
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Image: Snowy EuropeEurope shivers as a cold front sweeps in from Siberia, Russia, bringing freezing temperatures to the continent. This chilly snap is being dubbed as the Beast from the East.
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Facebook launches effort to help boost newspaper subscriptionsFacebook Messenger FaceFacebook on Tuesday announced a $3 million pilot project aimed at helping US newspapers boost paid digital subscriptions.
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Ford Will Test Self-Driving Cars in MiamiFord Miami DominoThe Detroit carmaker is set to start testing driverless cars in Florida, with a new maintenance depot to help it figure out how to actually operate robotaxi fleets.
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Unpacking asymmetric cell divisionScientists found a new role for a PITP protein called Vibrator, which along with PI4KIIIα, play important roles in asymmetric division, which may play a role in tumor formation or neurodevelopmental disorders.
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Super-resolution microscopy in both space and timeIn a breakthrough for biological imaging, EPFL scientists have developed the first microscope platform that can perform super-resolution spatial and temporal imaging, capturing unprecedented views inside living cells. The landmark paper is published in Nature Photonics.
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Children prefer distribution by equal outcome when they shareA Japanese study of 5- and 6-year-olds found that children prefer to share resources so that everyone ends up with the same amount (equal-outcome) rather than giving everyone the same amount regardless of what they have already (equal-allocation). This study was carried out by Associate Professor HAYASHI Hajimu of the Kobe University Graduate School of Human Development and Environment and the fin
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Researchers discover new source of skin defects in eczemaResearchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a cause of the dry, inflamed and itchy skin that plagues eczema patients. A team led by Donald Leung, MD, PhD, has shown that an immune system skewed toward allergy alters the lipids in the skin. The altered lipids allow the skin to crack, water to leave and irritants to enter, setting the stage for eczematous lesions to develop.
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Rights group: China using personal data as repression toolHuman Rights Watch says it has found new evidence that authorities in one of China's most repressive regions are sweeping up citizens' personal information in a stark example of how big-data technology can be used to police a population.
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When do aging brown dwarfs sweep the clouds away?Brown dwarfs, the larger cousins of giant planets, undergo atmospheric changes from cloudy to cloudless as they age and cool. A team of astronomers led by Carnegie's Jonathan Gagné measured for the first time the temperature at which this shift happens in young brown dwarfs. Their findings, published by the Astrophysical Journal Letters, may help them better understand how gas giant planets like o
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In California, autonomous cars are about to start cruising without a safety driver
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How does water change the Moon's origin story?It's amazing what a difference a little water can make. The Moon formed between about 4.4 and 4.5 billion years ago when an object collided with the still-forming proto-Earth. This impact created a hot and partially vaporized disk of material that rotated around the baby planet, eventually cooling and accreting into the Moon.
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Secondhand smartphone market takes off but far from greenThanks to a fast-growing secondhand market, smartphones are increasingly being re-used but large-scale handset recycling is not happening as the industry struggles to go green.
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Scientists say space aliens could hack our planetWith all the news stories these days about computer hacking, it probably comes as no surprise that someone is worried about hackers from outer space. Yes, there are now scientists who fret that space aliens might send messages that worm their way into human society—not to steal our passwords but to bring down our culture.
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UGR scientist developed 3-D scans of beetles for Blade Runner 2049One of the main visual effects companies behind Blade Runner 2049, BUF, sought the collaboration of Javier Alba-Tercedor, a Professor of Zoology at the University of Granada, to obtain scans of different species of beetles used in the film's visual effects.
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WSU researchers extract nicotine from ancient dental plaque for the first timeA team of scientists has shown for the first time that nicotine residue can be extracted from dental plaque on the teeth of ancient tobacco users. Their research provides a new method for determining who was consuming tobacco in the ancient world and could help trace the use of tobacco and other intoxicating plants further back into prehistory.
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Sea swimming associated with increased ailmentsThis is the first systematic review to examine the evidence on whether spending time in the sea makes people more likely to develop a variety of ailments than people who do not. The results demonstrated that sea bathing doubled the odds of reporting general ear ailments, and the odds of reporting earache specifically rose by 77%. For gastrointestinal illnesses, the odds increased by 29%.
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Enceladus Could Be Teeming with Methane-Belching MicrobesNew lab experiments suggest a particular microorganism could be the source of methane emanating from the oceanic depths of Saturn’s icy moon -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Seven automated smartphone commands you should tryDIY Teach your old phone some new tricks. Your phone can make your life even more convenient if you automate some of its commands. Set up your device to complete these seven tasks automatically.
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Accelerating self-driving car innovationOn a Monday morning in January of this year a man got into his Tesla sedan, pulled onto a highway outside of Los Angeles, and engaged the vehicle's semi-autonomous "Autopilot" mode. The car juggled inputs from 8 cameras, 12 ultrasonic sensors and one radar to navigate the highway, avoiding other vehicles and staying within the dotted lines. Then, it plowed straight into the back of a stopped firet
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Cartoon coyote's fall inspires development of new properties of siliconThe essence of the technology – where an object takes a moment to respond to the energy placed upon it – is a staple of cartoons such as Roadrunner, where characters run off cliffs and spend a moment in mid-air before falling.
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Nye software-tilbud vælter ind i din bilBilproducenter vil gerne tilbyde meget mere end transport fra A til B. Derfor skal bilerne være forbundet til internettet.
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Clipboard sucked into plane engine: Australia regulatorA clipboard left behind during pre-flight checks was sucked into the jet engine of an international passenger plane, Australian safety regulators said Tuesday.
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Check offenders for history of head injuriesOffenders should be routinely checked for signs of past head injuries, researchers say.
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Simple urine test could measure how much our body has agedNew research shows that a substance indicating oxidative damage increases in urine as people get older, and describes an easy method to measure the level of this biomarker in human urine samples. This potentially provides a method to measure how much our body has aged, which could help predict our risk of developing age-related disease, and even the likely time-frame for our death.
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Incinerating trash is not an effective way to protect the climate or reduce wasteU.S. cities have been burning municipal solid waste since the 1880s. For the first century, it was a way to get rid of trash. Today advocates have rebranded it as an environmentally friendly energy source.
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Spit test for Zika evolves from HIV detectionResearchers are developing a test for Zika that uses saliva to identify diagnostic markers of the virus much more quickly than current commercial tests can. The test, which researchers adapted from an existing model developed by New York University and Rheonix, Inc. in Ithaca, New York, for rapid HIV testing, appears in PLOS ONE and the Journal of Visualized Experiments . “The future of going thr
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How does water change the moon's origin story?The moon formed when an object collided with the proto-Earth. For years, scientists thought that in the aftermath, hydrogen and other so-called 'volatile elements' escaped and were lost to space. This would have led to a dry and volatile element-depleted moon, which seemed to be consistent with previous analyses of lunar samples. But ongoing research about the moon's chemistry is revealing that it
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When do aging brown dwarfs sweep the clouds away?Brown dwarfs, the larger cousins of giant planets, undergo atmospheric changes from cloudy to cloudless as they age and cool. A team of astronomers measured for the first time the temperature at which this shift happens in young brown dwarfs. Their findings, published by The Astrophysical Journal Letters, may help them better understand how gas giant planets like our own Solar System's Jupiter evo
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Military personnel seeking mental health care outside of the militaryA new article in Military Medicine, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that military personnel are making extensive use of outside mental health services, suggesting that military health and mental health services do not meet the needs of active duty service members.
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Helium ions open whole new world of materialsQUT scientists have found an exciting new way to manipulate and design materials of the future at the atomic level and change the way they behave at a larger scale that opens the way to new applications such as early cancer biomarkers.
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German appeals court says Google doesn't have to check linksA top German appeals court has ruled Google does not have to check the content of pages it links to for possible legal violations before providing search results.
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10 tweets from 'God' that are deeply philosophicalGod has a twitter account, and it is full of hilarity as well as deep insights. Read More
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Taiwan urges calm over panic buying of toilet paperTaiwan's premier called for calm Tuesday following a desperate run on toilet paper on the island, sparked by speculation of imminent price hikes.
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‘Loud’ thoughts can make the real world seem quietThe “loudness” of our thoughts—or how we imagine saying something—influences how we judge the loudness of real, external sounds, research finds. “Our ‘thoughts’ are silent to others—but not to ourselves, in our own heads—so the loudness in our thoughts influences the loudness of what we hear,” says David Poeppel, a professor of psychology and neural science of New York University. The team found
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Ny medicinpose skal forebygge mod fejlmedicineringTo hospitaler i Region Midtjylland vil undgå et voksende antal af fejlmedicineringer ved at introducere en medicinpose. Det glæder lægefaglig direktør, der mener, at poserne er den rette løsning.
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Ny vejledning om sundhedsaftaler sendt i høringEn ny vejledning om sundhedsaftaler og sundhedskoordinationsudvalg skal styrke samarbejdet i sundhedsvæsenet og bane vejen for mindre bureaukrati og administration.
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Tinder Wants to Make Emoji for Interracial CouplesGreat idea! But it's a lot harder than it looks.
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America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen ForeverClimate change is turning Cold War project Camp Century into an environmental hazard in Greenland
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This Photograph Is Made of GunpowderPhotographer Justyna Badach used gunpowder to develop her new series of prints.
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'Metal Gear Survive' Is the Rebirth and Death of 'Metal Gear'The game, built out of re-contextualized art and design ideas from its immediate predecessor, is about the wreckage of 'Metal Gear' itself.
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Air pollution tied to higher risk of abnormal fetal growthIn a new study, Chinese mothers with exposure to a high level of certain kinds of air pollution during pregnancy had a higher risk of abnormal fetal growth. The findings, which appear in the International Journal of Epidemiology , are based on data from more than 8,000 women in Lanzhou, China from 2010 to 2012. The researchers say that, to their knowledge, it is the first study of its kind to tak
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Extinct and Living Elephants Genomic History SequencedGene flow between elephant species was a common feature of their evolutionary history.
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Image of the Day: DNA KnitterResearchers show how condensin complexes organize DNA in real time.
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Scientists find new evidences of the megaflood that ended the Messinian Salinity Crisis in the eastern MediterraneanA study conducted by an international team of scientists has found new evidence supporting the hypothesis of a mega-flood occurring during the Zanclean period, in which water from the Atlantic poured back into the Mediterranean sea and ended the Messinian Salinity Crisis (MSC) 5 million years ago. The study, led by Professor Aaron Micallef from the University of Malta, has been published in the Sc
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Simulations suggest changes in weather patterns coming to India due to global warmingA team of researchers with the Center for Prototype Climate Modeling, New York University Abu Dhabi, and the University of California has created a computer simulation to predict changes in weather for India in the coming years as the planet warms due to global warming. In their paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes the data and factors they ap
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New online tool gives 3-D view of human metabolic processesA new computational resource called Recon3D provides a 3D view of genes, proteins and metabolites involved in human metabolism. Researchers used the tool to map disease-related mutations on proteins and also probed how genes and proteins change in response to certain drugs. The work provides a better understanding of disease-causing mutations and could enable researchers to discover new uses for e
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Voice control: Why North Atlantic right whales change calls as they ageThrough extensive listening and analysis of whale calls--which were recorded by a large collaboration of scientists over the past two decades-- Syracuse University researchers were able to pick up the slow gradual changes in sound production in the marine giants as they age. Looking at spectrograms of the calls, which provide visual representations of the sound, the research team could see the pro
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New research looks to reduce side effects in commonly used drugsNew research from The Australian National University (ANU) has drilled down to the molecular level to find similarities across six pharmaceutical drugs used in pain relief, dentist anaesthetic, and treatment of epilepsy, in a bid to find a way to reduce unwanted side-effects.
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Another clue for fast motion of the Hawaiian hotspotThe island chain of Hawaii consists of several volcanoes, which are fed by a "hotspot". In geosciences a "hotspot" refers to a phenomenon of columnar shaped streams, which transport hot material from the deep mantle to the surface. Like a blow torch, the material burns through the Earth's crust and forms volcanoes. For a long time, it was assumed that these hotspots are stationary. If the tectonic
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Remains of 'Maya Underworld' Found in World's Longest Submerged CaveFrom ice age animals to Maya altars, the world's biggest underwater cave system has big potential for discoveries.
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Wildfire problem will grow in coming decadesThe massive wildfires that burned in California, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, British Columbia and other parts of North America in 2017 in many cases exhibited a disturbing trend: a marked increase in the amount of area burned.
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In the margins: Why aliens won't use the metric systemNo, I'm not talking about Americans. I'm talking about intelligent life out in the cosmos.
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Smart electricity meters are here, but more is needed to make them useful to customersAcross most of Australia, the electricity industry is in the midst of a major rollout of so-called "smart meters" led by retailers – your household may very well have one already.
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Massive data analysis shows what drives the spread of flu in the USUsing several large datasets describing health care visits, geographic movements and demographics of more than 150 million people over nine years, researchers at the University of Chicago have created models that predict the spread of influenza throughout the United States each year.
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Fund i Chile-ørken: Gemmer Mars’ sand også på liv i dvale?Mikroorganismer kan tilpasse sig ekstreme forhold, der minder om miljøet på den røde planet, viser ny forskning. Det viser, at organisk liv altid finder en vej til at overleve, mener forskerne.
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To fight food insecurity, don’t cast aside wood fuelsAccess to wood fuels for cooking must be part of policies to deal with food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa, according to researchers. Although the health risks of collecting and using firewood and charcoal in traditional ways are real, policy makers, researchers, and donors need to address the sustainability and viability of the biomass that the majority of people use, according to Ruth Mendum,
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Cyclones in the Pacific made it snow in Rome, and soon that weather will hit the U.S.Science Your regular reminder that weather is a wild system of tiny causes and huge effects. There’s more to this story than a few pretty pictures of snowy Roman roofs. There's also some sweet gifs of a splitting polar vortex.
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Super-resolution microscopy in both space and timeSuper-resolution microscopy is a technique that can "see" beyond the diffraction of light, providing unprecedented views of cells and their interior structures and organelles. The technique has garnered increasing interest recently, especially since its developers won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2014.
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What Vikings really put in their pillowsNot too many people are able to identify birds by examining a single feather. But a number of folks need to know that sort of thing, and it can actually save lives.
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Map could prevent earthquakes from Texas frackingA detailed map of the stresses that act in the earth throughout the Permian Basin in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico highlights areas of the oil-rich region that could be at greater risk for future earthquakes induced by production operations. The new study, which appears in the Leading Edge , provides a color-coded map of the 75,000-square mile region that identifies those potential oil a
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How to Build a Space Communication System Out of LasersGet ready for terabytes of laser data to rain from the sky.
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Senate Democrats Have a Plan To Save Net NeutralityOpinion: Senator Chuck Schumer explains how Congress can stop the FCC's dangerous and restrictive net neutrality reversal.
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Hyundai’s Self-Driving Nexo Masters the RoundaboutTraffic circles are a nasty problem for robotic drivers, and Hyundai thinks it has found a solution.
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Nefrologisk Afdeling på Herlev og Gentofte Hospital får ny ledende overlægePernille Mørk Hansen er fra 1. marts 2018 udnævnt som ny ledende overlæge på Nefrologisk Afdeling på Herlev og Gentofte Hospital.
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XMM-Newton spies first clear X-ray flares from massive stellar lighthouseIn 2014, ESA's XMM-Newton spotted X-rays emanating from the massive star Rho Ophiuchi A and, last year, found these to ebb and flow periodically in the form of intense flares – both unexpected results. The team has now used ESO's Very Large Telescope to find that the star boasts a strong magnetic field, confirming its status as a cosmic lighthouse.
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Study shows babies expect fairness in resource sharingA team of researchers with Stanford University and the University of Illinois has conducted a study based on testing fairness in babies and has found that they expect fairness in resource sharing, except when resources are scarce. In their paper published Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group outlines their experiments and describe their results.
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Constant vigilance affects health of black womenWhen black women report high levels of vigilance—chronic, daily worry about having to encounter prejudice—their health suffers.
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Emails Reveal Questionable Practices by Cornell Food Scientist and His CoauthorsThe correspondence points to routine data-massaging at a high-profile lab.
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Supercomputer model reveals how sticky tape makes grapheneScientists at UCL have explained for the first time the mystery of why adhesive tape is so useful for graphene production.
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Breeding crisis as no North Atlantic right whales born this yearThe failure of the breeding season bodes ill for endangered North Atlantic right whales, which are down to a population of just 430
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What Australia can learn from Fiji in reducing the working poorLabor's calls to raise the minimum wage or other pushes to implement a universal basic income ignore Australia's system of supporting low-paid workers in other, more important, ways. These are called a "social wage" and includes things like pensions, education, healthcare and housing.
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Study finds Americans don't think they have the ear of elected officialsIn an era of sharp disagreements between Democrats and Republicans, there is one thing Americans can agree on: They believe that elected officials are not paying enough attention to the general public. This finding emerged from a study led by Stanford scholar Jon Krosnick about how Americans think legislators should and do decide to vote.
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Consider the Fruit FlyIn college, I worked briefly in a fruit-fly lab, where I spent most of my time just keeping different fly strains alive. It was not difficult—as anyone with a fruit-fly infestation can tell you—but the repetitive work imprinted itself on my brain. Even today, the way my slightly chubby white cat scrunches when he walks resembles nothing more to me than a third instar fly larva , swollen and ready
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States with strong tobacco control measures have fewer e-cigarette usersStates with robust tobacco control policies and regulations, such as smoke free air laws and taxes on cigarettes, not only have fewer cigarette users but also fewer e-cigarette users, according to research from NYU School of Medicine and the NYU College of Global Public Health.
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German Court Rules Cities Can Ban Vehicles to Tackle Air PollutionThe country’s highest administrative court ruled that diesel vehicles may be banned from city streets as part of efforts to improve air quality.
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Tysk domstol siger god for at forbyde dieselbiler i storbyerDüsseldorf og Stuttgart har fået grønt lyst til at forbyde de mest forurenende dieselbiler. Dommen ventes at få betydning for biltrafikken over hele landet.
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Dansk professor bag indsats for sundere tænder i PalæstinaKøbenhavns Universitet skal hjælpe det palæstinensiske sundhedsministerium med at...
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One Simple Way Trump Can Get the Economic Growth He WantsThe Trump administration’s latest budget, which was released in mid-February, projects 3 percent annual GDP growth for much of the next decade. Most economists consider that forecast to be somewhere between wildly optimistic and historically absurd . Why? Because consistent 3 percent growth, while the norm for countries like China and India, is exquisitely rare among developed economies. The aver
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OK-forhandlingerne forventes at bryde fuldstændig sammenFormanden for Yngre Læger forventer med stor sandsynlighed, at overenskomstforhandlingerne på det regionale område bryder sammen i eftermiddag. Og udvalgte lægegrupper forventes at blive berørt af en mulig strejke.
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Why a Tiny Kentucky Firm Rules a Corner of the Crypto MarketKingdom Trust, in Murray, Kentucky, is a leader in holding cryptocurrencies for institutional investors.
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Brazilian study discovers six new species of silky antieatersSince the pioneering description made in 1758 by Swedish naturalist and father of taxonomy Carl Nilsson Linnaeus (1707-1778), there was officially one single silky anteater species. This short-snouted, pigmy-sized anteater would then be known for its scientific name, Cyclopes didactyla, after its inclusion in the 10th edition of Systema Naturae, Linnaeus' magnum opus. It is found in tropical fores
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Astronomers identify a mega metal-poor dwarf starA group of Spanish astronomers has found a new primitive mega metal-poor star. The object, designated SDSS J0023+0307, is apparently one of the most iron-poor stars known to date. The finding is reported February 17 in a paper published on the arXiv pre-print repository.
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Optical properties of two-dimensional materials for potential advancements to infrared technologyUniversity of Arkansas researchers have studied the optical characteristics of a special type of material made of a single layer of phosphorus atoms for the benefit of detecting and interacting with infrared light, which is invisible not only to the human eye but to many other materials proposed for use in optoelectronic systems.
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How do high-frequency oscillations of tropical cyclones vary across the W North Pacific?High-frequency oscillations, with a period of approximately two hours, generally occur within the eyewall of tropical cyclones. These oscillations in turn induce oscillations of the tropical cyclone intensity through the oscillation of convection.
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Attoseconds break into atomic interiorA newly developed laser technology has enabled physicists in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (jointly run by LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics) to generate attosecond bursts of high-energy photons of unprecedented intensity. This has made it possible to observe the interaction of multiple photons in a single such pulse with electrons in the inner orbital shell of an a
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Evidence of quantum state in spin cluster chain predicted by Nobel Prize recipient found in magnetic mineralNuclear techniques at ANSTO have helped to confirm a quantum spin phenomena, a Haldane phase, in a magnetic material, that has potential to be used as a measurement model for quantum computation.
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How does GEOS-5-based planetary boundary layer height and humidity vary across China?Model-simulated factors of importance can fill the gaps in surface observation-based estimates of fine-particulate-matter concentrations, providing a data basis for the long-term analysis of meteorological parameters [e.g., planetary boundary layer height (PBLH) and relative humidity (RH)] at the national scale.
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Nye retningslinjer om efteruddannelse vækker glæde i medicinalfirmaDanske Regioners nye retningslinjer om lægers efteruddannelse betyder, at industriens sponsorater nu kommer til at indgå i en pulje, som hospitalsledelsen skal administrere. Det glæder general manager i LEO Pharma Nordic.
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Woman Who Thought She Had the Flu Actually Had a Rare, Rodent-Borne VirusAn Arizona woman who thought she had the flu turned out to have an infection with a rare, rodent-carried virus called hantavirus.
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The Wall of Death Around Black Holes Could Break DownA sufficiently determined astronaut might be able to penetrate the mysterious, impenetrable world of a very weird kind of black hole.
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IDA ruster sig til konfliktIngeniørforeningens strejkekasse skal laves om, så IDAs medlemmer får samme låneordning, som folkeskolelærerne benyttede ved konflikten i 2013.
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Why we're psychologically hardwired to blame the victimWe want the world to be fair: the good will be rewarded, the evil punished. As a result, we blame the victims of misfortune Outclassed: The Secret Life of Inequality is our column about class. Read all articles here “Why I stayed” is the title of the blog entry . In it, Jennifer Willoughby, the ex-wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter , lists abuses she says she endured, including
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When the Supreme Court Doesn't Care About FactsMidway through Monday’s oral argument in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees , Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco, “[H]ow much is there unionization in the general corporate sector … or private sector?” “I don’t have that number,” Francisco replied. Francisco cited very few facts, in fact, even though he was asking the Court to r
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Why the Russia Investigation Could Be More Like Iran-Contra Than WatergateAs Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election heats up with guilty pleas and plea bargains, there is growing speculation about where this will all end. It might be time to start thinking more about Ronald Reagan than Richard Nixon, and that should give Democrats some pause. Although Watergate culminated with a dramatic “smoking gun” tape that exp
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Nyt professorat vil fokusere på hjertehormonerOverlæge Jens Peter Gøtze tiltræder nyt professorat med visionen om at styrke kardiovaskulær endokrinologi som en tværfaglig disciplin.
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Why Build Kenya’s First Coal Plant? Hint: Think ChinaA project near a world heritage site in Kenya embodies a contradiction of Chinese climate leadership: Cutting coal use at home while promoting it abroad.
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Seeds Only a Plant Breeder Could Love, Until NowA seed company co-founded by the chef Dan Barber aims to build a big audience for new vegetables (sweeter peppers, milder beets) using the marketing muscle of chefs.
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Alexa Prize: Amazon's Battle to Bring Conversational AI Into Your HomeAmazon is staging a contest called the Alexa Prize—a mad dash toward an outlandish goal: Cook up a bot capable of small talk.
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The US v. Microsoft Supreme Court Case Has Big Implications for DataThe United States high court will decide whether a US warrant extends to digital data stored overseas.
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How AI-Driven Insurance Could Help Prevent Gun ViolenceWIRED columnist Jason Pontin on how machine learning and mandatory insurance policies could transform America’s gun debate.
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Vismænd: God samfundsøkonomi i at tvinge landbruget ind i klimakampenNye beregninger fra de økonomiske vismænd viser, at det giver store sidegevinster at kræve CO2-reduktioner i landbruget. Samtidig mener vismændene, at værktøjerne i dag er til stede
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Rigspolitiet kan få adgang til gendata om danskerne fra Nationalt Genom CenterReglerne for begrænsning af politiets adgang til gendata om danskerne i det kommende Nationalt Genom Center er præget af 'elastik' og reelt uden begrænsning, anfører landets jurister.
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See an almost real-time map of global fishingUsing satellite tracking, machine learning, and common ship-tracking technology, researchers have directly quantified industrial fishing’s global footprint. “…until now we didn’t really know where people were fishing in vast swaths of the ocean…” Their data reveal, among other surprises, that five countries account for more than 85 percent of high seas fishing and that holidays affect fishing pat
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Mirrors have revealed something new about manta rays – and it reflects badly on usHumans make huge use of marine vertebrates, but manta rays may pass the self-awareness test and other fish potentially could too. Ethically, where does that leave us? As a shark biologist, I enjoy nothing more than going scuba diving with sharks in the wild. However, I realise it’s an immense privilege to do this as part of my work – and that for the vast majority of people experiencing the under
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KMD trækker sig fra NemID-afløser: Det bliver for risikabeltKMD har set sig nødsaget til, at trække sig fra udbuddet om MitID, dermed er der nu tre udbudskandidater tilbage.
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Another clue for fast motion of the Hawaiian hotspotRecent studies have suggested that the Hawaiian hotspot moved relatively quickly southward in the period from 60 to about 50 million years ago. This hypothesis is supported by a new study of Kevin Konrad and colleagues. They have evaluated new rock dating of the Rurutu volcanic chain and added data from the Hawaiian-Emperor chain and the Louisville chain. It shows that the Hawaiian-Emperor hotspot
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Simple urine test could measure how much our body has agedNew research shows that a substance indicating oxidative damage increases in urine as people get older, and describes an easy method to measure the level of this biomarker in human urine samples. This potentially provides a method to measure how much our body has aged, which could help predict our risk of developing age-related disease, and even our risk of death.
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Kan du gøre Gitte gravid?Kan du styre sædcellen forbi forhindringerne mod ægget og gøre Gitte Liv gravid?
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Prisbelønnet ingeniørleder: Man skal have et enkelt gram jantelovCivilingeniør Louise Hahn er drevet af ­lysten til at hjælpe andre i sit arbejde som privatkundedirektør hos ­Ørsted. For hende er lydhørhed og ydmyghed de vigtigste leder­egenskaber.
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Russia and America Aren't Morally EquivalentTwo muffins are sitting in an oven, baking. One muffin turns to the other and says: “Is it just me, or is it getting really hot in here?” The second muffin turns to the first and says: “Holy cow, a talking muffin!” This joke is funny, the blogger Aaron M. Brown explains , because it commits a logical fallacy “and then immediately turns around and calls itself on it.” Ascribing qualities to an obj
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Ecological success of community-based wildlife conservation in TanzaniaGood news about the environment is rare these days, but in Tanzania there are signs that local wildlife conservation efforts can effectively protect the natural resources that provide the lion's share of revenue for the economy. Eco-tourism is Tanzania's largest economic sector and biggest dollar earner for this developing nation, but wildlife populations have suffered in recent decades from poach
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Antidepressants work, but for children there's a better way | Mike ShooterPills may help adults, but most depression has its roots in our early years, and helping children who are struggling could stop it before it begins Sian was just 14, brought by her misery to the edge of self-harm, when I met her in a cafe at the top end of one of the old mining valleys. Neutral ground. She told me about her rugby-playing older brother and her bright little sister who had lots of
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Per har opfundet en elcykel, der ikke ligner nogen andenPodbike er den elektriske cykel, der skal få folk ud af Teslaen og over på cykelstierne.
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Identification of brain's painkilling region could lead to opioid alternativesResearchers from the UK & Japan have identified how the brain's natural painkilling system could be used as a possible alternative to opioids for the effective relief of chronic pain, which affects as many as one in three people at some point in their lives.
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'Social brain' networks are altered at a young age in autismAs infants develop, they respond to social cues such as voices, faces and gestures. Their brain develops a network of regions that specialise in translating these cues, the 'social brain'. A common observation in infants later diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders is reduced sensitivity towards these social cues. A team of researchers from the University of Geneva brings evidence of how this ph
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Chiropractor Lost His License; Patient Lost Her UterusPracticing after he lost his license, chiropractor Nicholas LeRoy used escharotics to treat a woman's cervical dysplasia. As result, she lost her uterus. Ex-naturopath Britt Hermes was taught to use escharotic treatments at Bastyr; she has since realized that they are "unproven, dangerous, and very stupid."
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Working from home could make you happier – especially if you're marriedMarried people who work from home report feeling happier than they were before doing so, and the reason could be that it allows for a fairer distribution of chores, according to a scientist studying the impact of teleworking on wellbeing.
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Car-mad Germany anxious as court to rule on diesel bansA top German court will issue a hotly-awaited decision Tuesday on whether cities can ban older diesel cars from some areas, potentially upending transport policy and a disrupting a keystone industry.
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Rock art and mystery: Ancient camel sculptures in Saudi desertSquinting in the Saudi desert, Hussain al-Khalifah points at his unprecedented archaeological discovery—camels carved on russet-hued rocky spurs that could shed new light on the evolution of rock art.
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British astronaut hails 'groundbreaking' Airbus satelliteBritish astronaut Tim Peake on Monday hailed a "groundbreaking" satellite being built by Airbus which its developers say will bring an unprecedented level of flexibility to space telecommunications.
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Plusgrader på Nordpolen: Temperaturkurven er bekymrendeEt særligt vejrfænomen giver ekstrem varme i Arktis lige nu. På lang sigt bekymrer varmen dog endnu mere, mener forskere.
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5G wireless race heats upThe race to bring super-fast 5G wireless services to market is heating up with the first commercial deployments of the much-anticipated technology expected at the end of the year.
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'Beast from the East' sends Europe mercury plummetingA blast of Siberian weather dubbed "The Beast from the East" sent temperatures plunging across much of Europe early Tuesday as commuters braced themselves for another day of travel chaos.
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Anatomy of a bitcoin transaction: Buying a used SubaruBitcoins can buy you a TAG Heuer watch, a cross-country flight or a meatball marinara sub. But really, how does it work?
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Scientists use forensic technology to genetically document infanticide in brown bearsScientists used a technology designed for the purposes of human forensics, to provide the first genetically documented case of infanticide in brown bears, following the murder of a female and her two cubs in Trentino, the Italian Alps, where a small re-introduced population has been genetically monitored for already 20 years.
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5.5 million-year-old fossil turtle species sheds light on invasive modern relativesA University of Pennsylvania paleontologist has described a 5.5 million-year-old fossil species of turtle from eastern Tennessee. It represents a new species of the genus Trachemys, commonly known as sliders, which are frequently kept as pets today.
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Scientists monitor crop photosynthesis, performance using invisible lightTwelve-foot metal poles with long outstretched arms dot a Midwestern soybean field to monitor an invisible array of light emitted by crops. This light can reveal the plants' photosynthetic performance throughout the growing season, according to newly published research by the University of Illinois.
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To build up mussels, you need to know your fishTimes are tough for 31 of Michigan's 45 varieties of freshwater mussels. Sporting evocative names like wavy-rayed lampmussel and round pigtoe, these residents of the state's rivers are imperiled by habitat disruption and pollution and are also threatened by climate change.
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Getting to the Root of the Problem: Stem Cells Are Revealing New Secrets about Mental IllnessA fresh wave of research involves reprogramming ordinary skin cells into those found in the brain -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Mere end en halv milliard lækkede kodeord gjort søgbare: Er dit på listen?Sikkerhedsmanden Troy Hunt har sammensat en ny liste med kodeord fra datalæk.
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Steemit - et blockchain-baseret socialt medie med indbyggede etiske udfordringerSteemit er et socialt medie baseret på blockchain-teknologi. Det har avancerede metoder til belønning brugerne og kuratering af indhold, men kan også gemme meget ulovlig data, uden mulighed for at slette det.
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Have we reached peak English in the world? | Nicholas OstlerOne of Britain’s greatest strengths is set to diminish as China asserts itself on the world stage In China last month, Theresa May attended the launch of the British Council’s English is Great campaign, intended to boost interest and fluency in our national language. This might sound like Donald Trump’s notorious “Make America great again”, but comes in fact from a stronger position. Beyond doubt,
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De gamle mødre: Ditte frygtede, at hendes alder ville skade barnetDa 37-årige Ditte Sørensen blev gravid, var hun konstant bekymret for, at hendes alder ville skade barnet, og at hun ville miste det.
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To build up mussels, you need to know your fishTimes are tough for 31 of Michigan's 45 varieties of freshwater mussels. Sporting evocative names like wavy-rayed lampmussel and round pigtoe, these residents of the state's rivers are imperiled by habitat disruption and pollution and are also threatened by climate change.Michigan State University scientists' recommendation to figure out the best places to focus conservation efforts: Worry about f
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Scientists use forensic technology to genetically document infanticide in brown bearsScientists used a technology designed for human forensics, to provide the first genetically documented observation of infanticide in brown bears, following the murder of a female and her cubs in Italy, where a small population has been genetically monitored for already 20 years. Despite being a common reproductive strategy in social mammals, infanticide could threaten the long-term conservation of
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Reduce crime and gun violence and stabilize neighborhoods: A randomized controlled studyResidents who lived near vacant land that had been restored reported a significantly reduced perception of crime and vandalism as well as increased feelings of safety and use of outside spaces for socializing, according to a new study. Police reports matched these perceptions showing significant reductions in overall crime, including gun violence, and nuisances.
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Receptor protects against allergies, asthmaA special receptor on cells that line the sinuses, throat and lungs evolved to protect mammals from developing a range of allergies and asthma, according to a new study.
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Flu forecasting system tracks geographic spread of diseaseScientists developed a system to accurately predict the geographic spread of seasonal influenza in the United States
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Accurate telomere length test influences treatment decisions for certain diseasesResearch by physicians and scientists shows that a test for measuring the length of DNA endcaps, called telomeres, which has a variability rate of 5 percent, can alter treatment decisions for patients with certain types of bone marrow failure.
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Kontorkrigere og ingeniører: Sid ordentligt og undgå rygproblemerDen rette siddestilling er vigtig for at holde en god kropsstatur igennem hele dit liv. Hvis du sidder forkert, risikerer du at døje med duknakkethed, dårlig ryg eller betændelse i overbelastede muskler i armen.
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ScienceTake: For Fiddler Crabs, ‘Size Does Matter’Male fiddler crabs wave an outsized claw to attract females — and the faster, the better, new research shows.
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Robot Claw Shows Intricacies of Crab CourtshipScientists in Australia use robotic crab claws to explore the attributes female fiddler crabs look for in a mate.
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Big Cities Have Fewer Tweeters Per CapitaBut those who do tweet in big cities are more prolific—tweeting more often, on average, than their small-town counterparts. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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What is Darwin's Theory of Evolution?Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and natural selection isn't an idea with holes. It's one of the most solid theories in science. But what exactly is it?
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California Scraps Safety Driver Rules for Self-Driving CarsThe new regulations in Silicon Valley’s home state are expected to help the wider deployment of autonomous vehicles.
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Post-Brexit farm payments to be used to help the environmentFarmers will receive money for "public goods", such as investment in sustainable food production.
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Trump Administration Plans to Eliminate USGSs Biological Survey UnitThe agency is also poised to end a 50-year effort to restore endangered whooping crane populations.
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How biofuels from plant fibers could combat global warmingResearch finds new promise for biofuels produced from switchgrass, a non-edible native grass that grows in many parts of North America.
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Fossil turtle species, 5.5 million years old, sheds light on invasive modern relativesA 5.5-million-year-old fossil species of turtle has been discovered in eastern Tennessee. The turtle represents a new species of the genus Trachemys, commonly known as sliders, which are frequently kept as pets today.
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Could cleaning up beaches make Americans better off?Cleaning up beaches could boost local economies in addition to preserving natural treasures and animal habitats, a new study finds.
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Improving quality of life for people with chronic heart failurePatients with chronic heart failure face related problems, such as depression and fatigue, that could be relieved by an expanded model of care, according to a recently published study.
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Inequality in STEM: A Dive Into the DataInjustice and inequality are everywhere. Even the evidence-based world of academic science is not immune. Scientists are people, after all, and are susceptible to subjective biases that impact decision-making and behavior. Though pervasive, this injustice can be difficult to conceptualize, especially for those who have not experienced it first-hand. How do our societal stereotypes and implicit bi
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Hidden 'rock moisture' possible key to forest response to droughtA little-studied, underground layer of rock may provide a vital reservoir for trees, especially in times of drought, report scientists.
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Nanomushroom sensors: One material, many applicationsResearchers have developed a new innovative biosensing material for counting dividing cells and detecting biomolecules.
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Human neural stem cell grafts to repair spinal cord injuries in monkeysNeuroscientists and surgeons successfully grafted human neural progenitor cells into rhesus monkeys with spinal cord injuries. The grafts not only survived, but grew hundreds of thousands of human axons and synapses, resulting in improved forelimb function in the monkeys.
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Scorpion venom component can reduce severity of rheumatoid arthritisA group of researchers has found that one of the hundreds of components in scorpion venom can reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis in animal models, without inducing side effects associated with similar treatments.
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Sleuths find metal in 'metal-free' catalystsScientists find the metal in supposedly 'metal-free' graphene catalysts for oxygen reduction reactions that turn chemical energy into electrical energy. The discovery could allow for better tuning of two-dimensional materials for fuel cells and other applications.
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Humans changed the ecosystems of Central Africa more than 2,600 years agoHumans shape nature, not only since the onset of industrialization. Such influences are well documented in the Amazonian rainforest. The influence of humans was debated in Central Africa where major interventions seem to have occurred 2,600 years ago.
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Turning skin cells into brain cells sheds light on Huntington’sScientists have transformed skin cells from patients with Huntington’s disease into the type of brain cell affected by the disorder. The resulting mass of neurons serves as a new tool to study the degenerative and eventually fatal neurological condition, according to the researchers. “In theory, we could model progression of the disease by reprogramming skin cells from patients at a range of ages
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Stars around the Milky Way: Cosmic space invaders or victims of galactic eviction?An international team of astronomers has made a surprising discovery about the birthplace of groups of stars located in the halo of our Milky Way galaxy. The astronomers now have compelling evidence showing that some of these halo structures actually originate from the Milky Way's disk itself, but were kicked out; this phenomenon is called galactic eviction.
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When does ‘old age’ start? Depends on your ageA new study of more than half a million Americans shows just how skewed views of aging can be—particularly among young people—and how these views change over time. “…there’s a ton of people who have skewed perceptions about aging—mostly young adults…” The findings come as people are living longer than ever; life expectancy in the US was about 79 years in 2015—up nearly nine years from 1965. But p
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Life in world's driest desert seen as sign of potential life on MarsFor the first time, researchers have seen life rebounding in the world's driest desert, demonstrating that it could also be lurking in the soils of Mars.
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How Did These Giant Boulders End Up on an Ohio Highway?A major landslide shuts down traffic near the Ohio-West Virginia line.
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Kids and adults look at words and faces differentlyYoung children literally see words and faces differently than adults do, according to new research. Where adults can most easily comprehend a word when they look at it straight on, children need to look a bit up and to the left. For faces, they need to look a bit up and to the right. What’s more, previously undetected changes in the brain circuits responsible for processing words and faces accomp
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Over years, depression changes the brain, new CAMH study showsNew brain imaging research from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows that the brain alters after years of persistent depression, suggesting the need to change how we think about depression as it progresses.
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Check offenders for history of head injuries, experts sayOffenders should be routinely checked for signs of past head injuries, researchers say.
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Multiple types of delirium in the ICU indicate high risk for long-term cognitive declineCritically ill patients who experience long periods of hypoxic, septic or sedative-associated delirium, or a combination of the three, during an intensive care unit (ICU) stay are more likely to have long-term cognitive impairment one year after discharge from the hospital.
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This scratchy hiss is the closest thing yet to caterpillar vocalizationA new way that caterpillars make noise may involve (tiny) teakettle‒style turbulence.
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The Atlantic Daily: Potential to Cause TurmoilWhat We’re Following Syria’s Crisis: President Bashar al-Assad’s forces resumed their attack on the rebel-held suburb of eastern Ghouta, just a day after the United Nations called for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. Russia, which is allied with the Assad regime, was responsible for delaying the ceasefire resolution —but U.S. policy in Syria may be partly to blame for the continued devastation. Inves
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Star Trek, James Bond, and the trip from science fiction to science factScience Excerpt: The Edumacation Book There were so many things in fiction, movies, and TV shows that people just took for granted. Cool stuff that was part of their world of the future.
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: 'I Really Believe I'd Run in There'Today in 5 Lines During a meeting with the nation’s governors on gun safety, President Trump discussed reopening mental-health institutions and said that he would have intervened in the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, even if he was unarmed. First Lady Melania Trump said she was “heartened” by student activists following the shooting. In his first public statement, the former sheriff
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This Caterpillar Makes Noise the Same Way a Tea Kettle DoesIt isn't immediately clear how some caterpillars make such weird noises - in particular, the Nessus sphinx hawkmoth (Amphion floridensis), which emits a faint cry that sounds like a mix between spitting and static.
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Freakishly Warm Weather in the Arctic Has Climate Scientists 'Stunned'The Arctic is experiencing a highly unusual heat wave.
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Your private browsing isn’t as incognito as you want it to beTechnology Your computer can store clues. There’s no shame in firing up a private browsing window from time to time.
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Scientists Predict King Penguins Face Major Threats Due To Climate ChangeThe researchers say the problem is that the animals' primary source of food is moving farther away from places where they can breed. They're likely going to have to swim farther for their dinner. (Image credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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5.5-million-year-old fossil turtle species sheds light on invasive modern relativesA University of Pennsylvania paleontologist has described a 5.5-million-year-old fossil species of turtle from eastern Tennessee. It represents a new species of the genus Trachemys, commonly known as sliders, which are frequently kept as pets today.
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Why You Can't Skip Magnesium If You're Taking Vitamin DIf you find yourself wondering, "Am I getting enough vitamin D?" you should also ask yourself another question: "Am I getting enough magnesium?"
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The Foiled Plot to Kick Mitt Romney Out of the Republican PartyCorrection: This article originally stated that the bylaws passed on Saturday by the Utah Republican Party might result in Mitt Romney being stripped of his party membership. In fact, the central committee amended the proposal before passing it in ways that exclude Romney in 2018. We regret the error. In a Saturday-morning meeting outside of Salt Lake City, a hardline faction of conservative acti
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Brexit Won, But Remainers Keep CampaigningThe iconic red bus emblazoned with political messaging is making a comeback in Britain. Unlike the kind made popular by the Leave campaign during the 2016 Brexit referendum, however, this new bus will carry a different message: “Is it worth it?” For those who support the U.K. staying in the European Union (or at least prefer an exit that leaves the country’s current trade and immigration ties lar
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Tracking data reveal the secret lives of marine animalsTracking devices deployed on wild animals have revealed unexpected behaviors and migratory patterns in marine animals ranging from sharks and seals to turtles and albatrosses. Researchers from around the world have now pooled their data on the movements of a wide array of marine animals, enabling them to look for common features in how animals move throughout the world's oceans.
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Health staff 'too stressed' to deal with disastersIncreasing stress and a lack of motivation among healthcare staff could result in hospitals having to shut down in the wake of a major incident such as flooding or an earthquake.
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Proof-of-concept study reveals feasibility of eliminating rabies in AfricaScientists have carried out a mass dog vaccination in Chad and determined its effect on human rabies exposure. The study employed a bio-mathematical method for estimating the transmission dynamics of rabies. The researchers conclude that with political will and the necessary funding, elimination of rabies is possible in Africa.
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Would universal basic income sap the workforce?Would universal basic income cause people to leave the workforce? New research suggests it would not. Such proposals, including one that Hillary Clinton considered during her 2016 presidential campaign, include direct payments that ensure each resident has a baseline of income to provide for basic needs. While previous research has focused on the effects of these unconditional cash transfers at t
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DASH-style diet associated with reduced risk of depressionEating a diet that emphasizes vegetables, fruit and whole grains it may lead to a reduced risk of depression, according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center.
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'Noah's Ark' seed vault chalks up a million crop varietiesNorway's 'doomsday' seed bank, which seeks to protect the world's crops from natural disasters, on Monday said it had gathered more than a million varieties as it marked its 10-year anniversary.
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How biofuels from plant fibers could combat global warmingScientists, companies and government agencies are hard at work on decreasing greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. In recent years, biofuels produced from corn have emerged as a fuel source to power motor vehicles and, perhaps, airplanes.
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US defends moves to roll back 'net neutrality' rulesThe head of the US Federal Communications Commission defended Monday his move to roll back rules requiring internet providers to treat all traffic equally, saying it was needed to encourage investment in new super-fast wireless networks.
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Bias already exists in search engine results, and it’s only going to get worseGoogle Results RequestsThe way search engines work is far from unprejudiced, a new book argues.
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How biofuels from plant fibers could combat global warmingA study from Colorado State University finds new promise for biofuels produced from switchgrass, a non-edible native grass that grows in many parts of North America.
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ICU risk scores perform well as 'continuous markers' of illness severityCommonly used ICU risk scores can be 'repurposed' as continuous markers of severity of illness in critically ill patients--providing ongoing updates on changes in the patient's condition and risk of death, according to a study in the March issue of Critical Care Medicine, official journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
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Video: Virtual predator makes decisions like the real oneA sea slug's decision to approach or avoid potential prey has been simulated in a virtual environment called Cyberslug. In the future the software, described in a paper published in eNeuro, may provide a foundation for the development of more realistic artificial intelligence systems.
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NASA looks at Midwest rain and melting snow that contributed to floodingMuch of the U.S. Midwest has received above normal precipitation this winter. A NASA rainfall analysis provided a look at the precipitation that contributed to current flooding.
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New understanding of ocean turbulence could improve climate modelsBrown University researchers have made a key insight into how high-resolution ocean models simulate the dissipation of turbulence in the global ocean. Their research, published in Physical Review Letters, could be helpful in developing new climate models that better capture ocean dynamics.
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King penguins may be on the move very soonMore than 70 percent of the global King penguin population, currently forming colonies in Crozet, Kerguelen and Marion sub-Antarctic islands, may be nothing more than a memory in a matter of decades, as global warming will soon force the birds to move south, or disappear.
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Printing of flexible, stretchable silver nanowire circuitsResearchers have developed a new technique that allows them to print circuits on flexible, stretchable substrates using silver nanowires. The advance makes it possible to integrate the material into a wide array of electronic devices.
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Perceptions of old age change as we ageDoes life really begin at 40? Is 50 the new 30? For people in these age groups, the answer appears to be yes. But for young adults in their teens and early 20s, turning 50 equates to hitting old age. A new study of more than a half-million Americans shows just how skewed views of aging can be - particularly among the young.
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New advances in medication for muscle disease in childrenSpinraza, the gene therapy medication, also provides significant improvements in cases with the next most severe form of neuromuscular disease, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which afflicts children from 6 to 18 months of age.
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Discovery reveals way to stop inflammation in Alzheimer's, arthritis, moreA new discovery about the immune system may allow doctors to treat harmful inflammation that damages the brain in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. It might also let doctors save patients from the potentially deadly inflammation of sepsis, a full-body infection that kills a quarter-million Americans every year.
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Not enjoying your dinner out? Try putting the phone awayResearchers looking at the effect of smartphones on face-to-face social interactions found that people who used their devices while out for dinner with friends and family enjoyed themselves less than those who did not.
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Study of graphene catalysts finds metal in 'metal-free' catalystsDetective work by Rice University chemists has defined a deception in graphene catalysts that, until now, has defied description.
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Hidden 'rock moisture' possible key to forest response to droughtA little-studied, underground layer of rock may provide a vital reservoir for trees, especially in times of drought, report scientists funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and affiliated with The University of Texas (UT) at Austin and the University of California, Berkeley.Find related stories on NSF's Critical Zone Observatorieswebpage.
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Geologists provide evidence that a series of storms caused extensive erosion of the Carpinteria Salt MarshFlooding isn't new to the Santa Barbara coastline. However, the inundation doesn't always come from the mountains as it did last month in Montecito.
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Beaming with the light of millions of sunsAn astronomy team is homing in on the nature of extreme objects known as ultraluminous X-ray sources, or ULXs.
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Seeing the brain's electrical activityResearchers have come up with a new way to measure electrical activity in the brain. Their new light-sensitive protein can be embedded into neuron membranes, where it emits a fluorescent signal that indicates how much voltage a particular cell is experiencing. This could allow scientists to study how neurons behave, millisecond by millisecond, as the brain performs a particular function.
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Method of tracking reactions between air and carbon-based compounds establishedStudy could allow researchers to study pollution, smog, and haze in a comprehensive way, backed by data that accurately depicts a compound's behavior over time.
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Newest data shows childhood obesity continues to increaseDespite reports in recent years suggesting childhood obesity could be reaching a plateau in some groups, the big picture on obesity rates for children ages 2 to 19 remains unfavorable, according to a new analysis.
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Artificial intelligence techniques reconstruct mysteries of quantum systemsThe same techniques used to train self-driving cars and chess-playing computers are now helping physicists explore the complexities of the quantum world. For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that machine learning can reconstruct a quantum system based on relatively few experimental measurements. This method will allow scientists to thoroughly probe systems of particles exponentially fa
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Top U.S. Air Regulator Could Roll Back Rules 1 Quiet Step at a TimeLawyer Bill Wehrum at the EPA may not have name recognition but he has the power to dismantle regulations -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Who Will Survive the Cosmic Crash Between Our Galaxy and Its Neighbor?The cosmic smashup between the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies is likely to end in a tie, at least if new measurements of Andromeda are any indication.
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Why Donald Trump Was the 'Perfect Candidate' for FacebookHere is the central tenet of Facebook’s business: If lots of people click on, comment on, or share an ad, Facebook charges that advertiser less money to reach people. The platform is a brawl for user attention, and Facebook sees a more engaging ad as a better ad, which should be shown to more users. This has been true for years. No one inside or outside Facebook has ever hidden this fact . All th
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Complete genomes of extinct and living elephants sequencedResearchers have produced one of the most comprehensive evolutionary pictures to date by looking at one of the world's most iconic animal families - namely elephants, and their relatives mammoths and mastodons-spanning millions of years.
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Brain can navigate based solely on smellsResearchers have developed a new 'smell virtual landscape' that enables the study of how smells engage the brain's navigation system. The work demonstrates, for the first time, that the mammalian brain can form a map of its surroundings based solely on smells.
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Series of storms more than 150 years ago caused extensive erosion of the Carpinteria Salt MarshFlooding isn't new to the Santa Barbara coastline. However, the inundation doesn't always come from the mountains as it did last month in Montecito. Back in 1861-2, a series of large storms washed beach sand more than a quarter mile inland into what today is the Carpinteria Salt Marsh. Although historical accounts document the inland flooding, little has been known about how those storms impacted
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New understanding of ocean turbulence could improve climate modelsResearchers have developed a new statistical understanding of how turbulent flows called mesoscale eddies dissipate their energy, which could be helpful in creating better ocean and climate models.
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Stars around the milky way: Cosmic space invaders or victims of galactic eviction?An international team of astronomers has made a surprising discovery about the birthplace of groups of stars located in the halo of our Milky Way galaxy. In a study published today in the journal Nature, astronomers now have compelling evidence showing that some of these halo structures actually originate from the Milky Way's disk itself, but were kicked out; this phenomenon is called galactic evi
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Scorpion venom component can reduce severity of rheumatoid arthritisA group of researchers led by Dr. Christine Beeton at Baylor College of Medicine has found that one of the hundreds of components in scorpion venom can reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis in animal models, without inducing side effects associated with similar treatments.
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Friday essay: the erotic art of Ancient Greece and RomeSex is everywhere in Greek and Roman art. Read More
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Xi's Road to Indefinite Rule Through Rule-MakingXi Jinping Chinese TermChina’s Communist Party instituted term limits after Mao Zedong’s death in 1976, to ensure that a future Chinese leader wouldn’t rule for life and cement the kind of cult of personality Mao had. Those term limits—up to two consecutive five-year terms—have endured through the reigns of Hua Guofeng, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, and Hu Jintao. But now, in the reign of Xi Jinping, they may be on their
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Rice U. sleuths find metal in 'metal-free' catalystsRice University scientists find the metal in supposedly 'metal-free' graphene catalysts for oxygen reduction reactions that turn chemical energy into electrical energy. The discovery could allow for better tuning of two-dimensional materials for fuel cells and other applications.
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Most PA students tobacco-free, but vaping and cigarette use still a concernMost of Pennsylvania's high school and middle school students are tobacco-free, but among those who do use tobacco products, the most commonly used product by middle schoolers was e-cigarettes -- also known as vaping -- and the most commonly used product by high schoolers was cigarettes.
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Researchers use human neural stem cell grafts to repair spinal cord injuries in monkeysLed by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, a diverse team of neuroscientists and surgeons successfully grafted human neural progenitor cells into rhesus monkeys with spinal cord injuries. The grafts not only survived, but grew hundreds of thousands of human axons and synapses, resulting in improved forelimb function in the monkeys.
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Researchers discover receptor that protects against allergies, asthmaA special receptor on cells that line the sinuses, throat and lungs evolved to protect mammals from developing a range of allergies and asthma, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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Stars around the Milky Way: Cosmic space invaders or victims of galactic eviction?Astronomers investigated a small population of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy's halo, finding its chemical composition closely matches the Galactic disk. This similarity provides compelling evidence that these stars have originated from within the disc, rather than from merged dwarf galaxies. The reason for this stellar migration is thought to be theoretically proposed oscillations of the Milky Way
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Social circle questions may better predict election outcomesMost election polls take the political pulse of a state or nation by reaching out to citizens about their voting plans. One researchers says pollsters might also ask: how do your friends plan to vote?
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Going with the DNA flow: Molecule of life finds new uses in microelectronicsResearchers created and tested a DNA circuit capable of splitting and combining current, much like an adapter that can connect multiple appliances to a wall outlet.
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NIH researchers find a potential treatment for disorders involving excess red blood cellsResearchers at the National Institutes of Health have cured mice with Chuvash polycythemia, a life-threatening disorder that involves the overproduction of red blood cells. They treated the mice using Tempol, an experimental drug being studied for treatment of diabetes, cancer and other diseases. The findings offer hope that Tempol or a similar drug may treat polycythemias that affect humans, such
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New understanding of the elephant genome from both ancient and modern DNA may aid conservationA consortium of scientists used advanced sequencing technology to recover complete genomes from both living and extinct elephant species. The paper reveals that gene flow between elephant species was a common feature of their history, contrary to previous studies which represented their relationships as simple trees.
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Life in world's driest desert seen as sign of potential life on MarsFor the first time, researchers have seen life rebounding in the world's driest desert, demonstrating that it could also be lurking in the soils of Mars.
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Reduce crime and gun violence and stabilize neighborhoods: A randomized controlled studyResidents who lived near vacant land that had been restored reported a significantly reduced perception of crime and vandalism as well as increased feelings of safety and use of outside spaces for socializing, according to a new study at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Police reports matched these perceptions showing significant reductions in overall crime, including gun vio
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Migration research reveals key to declines in rare songbirdsThe research shows that golden-winged warblers that spend winter in northern South America are experiencing population declines due to deforestation.
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Flu forecasting system tracks geographic spread of diseaseScientists at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health developed a system to accurately predict the geographic spread of seasonal influenza in the United States, as reported in a paper published in the journal PNAS.
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Marine animals explore the ocean in similar waysMarine animals of different body size, shape and mode of movement, move through the ocean in similar ways.
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Reforesting US topsoils store massive amounts of carbon, with potential for much moreForests across the United States -- and especially forest soils -- store massive amounts of carbon, offsetting about 10 percent of the country's annual greenhouse gas emissions and helping to mitigate climate change.
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Researchers sequence complete genomes of extinct and living elephantsAn international team of researchers has produced one of the most comprehensive evolutionary pictures to date by looking at one of the world's most iconic animal families - namely elephants, and their relatives mammoths and mastodons-spanning millions of years.
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Life under extreme drought conditionsThe core region of the Atacama Desert is one of the most arid places on earth. However, scientists have found microorganisms there. But it has remained unclear whether these environments support active microbial growth or whether the observed cells were introduced by wind transport and subsequently degraded. Detailed analyses show: Even in the most arid zones of the Atacama a microbial community e
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Humans changed the ecosystems of Central Africa more than 2,600 years agoHumans shape nature, not only since the onset of industrialization. Such influences are well documented in the Amazonian rainforest. The influence of humans was debated in Central Africa where major interventions seem to have occurred 2,600 years ago. Yannick Garcin and his team examined lake sediments in Cameroon to solve the riddle of the "rainforest crisis." They found that the drastic transfor
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Tracking data reveal the secret lives of marine animalsTracking devices deployed on wild animals have revealed unexpected behaviors and migratory patterns in marine animals ranging from sharks and seals to turtles and albatrosses. Researchers from around the world have now pooled their data on the movements of a wide array of marine animals, enabling them to look for common features in how animals move throughout the world's oceans.
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Hidden 'rock moisture' could be key to understanding forest response to droughtResearch conducted by The University of Texas at Austin and University of California, Berkeley has found that a little-studied, underground layer of rock can hold significant amounts of water that may serve as a vital reservoir for trees, especially in times of drought.
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Guns Kill Kids in Cities, TooNew evidence shows green spaces in urban neighborhoods increase outdoor usage and lessen the opportunity for crime -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Life Can Survive in the Most Mars-Like Place on EarthAs one of the driest places on Earth, Chile’s Atacama Desert is one of the last places you’d expect a trip to be ruined by rain. Dirk Schulze-Makuch happened to be so lucky. In early 2015, he was preparing for field work in the Atacama, which he expressly chose because he was hunting for life in extreme—i.e., dry—conditions. (On Earth, only the Dry Valley in Antarctica is drier than the Atacama.)
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New technology may protect troops from blast-induced brain injuryResearchers have developed a new military vehicle shock absorbing device that may protect troops from traumatic brain injury after a land mine blast. Over the past 18 years of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 250,000 troops have suffered such injuries.
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The onset of Alzheimer's disease: The importance of family historyA new study shows that the closer a person gets to the age at which their parent exhibited the first signs of Alzheimer's, the more likely they are to have amyloid plaques, the cause of the cognitive decline associated with the disease, in their brain.
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For energy experts, new method is a gasResearchers have developed a method that will help natural gas experts better understand shale samples and eventually help them decide whether to invest time and resources to extract gas from the formation the samples came from.
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Improved method of treating pancreatic cancerA heating and freezing process known as dual thermal ablation can kill pancreatic cancer cells, according to new research.
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Watch fat cells help heal a wound in a flyFat body cells in Drosophila play a surprising role in sealing wounds and preventing infection, researchers report. The cells, which were previously thought to be immobile, propel themselves forward toward wounds with a worm-like wave motion, rather than adhering to and pushing off of other structures like most motile cells do.
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Climate value of Earth's intact forestsNew research demonstrates the extraordinary value of Earth's remaining intact forests for addressing climate change and protecting wildlife, critical watersheds, indigenous cultures, and human health.
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Quiescent cells also mutateFor almost a hundred years, geneticists have believed that the more a cell divides the more mutations it acquires. However, scientists show that quiescent cells, which do not divide, also acquire a particular type of mutation -- deletions (mutations through loss of nucleobases).
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Migration research reveals key to declines in rare songbirdsThe annual long-distance migration of rare, tiny songbirds that reproduce in the Great Lakes region and Appalachian Mountains is no longer a mystery.
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Life in world's driest desert seen as sign of potential life on MarsFor the first time, researchers have seen life rebounding in the world's driest desert, demonstrating that it could also be lurking in the soils of Mars.
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Reduce crime and gun violence and stabilize neighborhoods: A randomized controlled studyResidents who lived near vacant land that had been restored reported a significantly reduced perception of crime and vandalism as well as increased feelings of safety and use of outside spaces for socializing, according to a new study at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Police reports matched these perceptions showing significant reductions in overall crime, including gun vio
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Researchers sequence complete genomes of extinct and living elephantsAn international team of researchers has produced one of the most comprehensive evolutionary pictures to date by looking at one of the world's most iconic animal families - namely elephants, and their relatives mammoths and mastodons-spanning millions of years.
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Humans changed the ecosystems of Central Africa more than 2,600 years agoFields, streets and cities, but also forests planted in rank and file, and dead straight rivers: humans shape nature to better suit their purposes, and not only since the onset of industrialization. Such influences are well documented in the Amazonian rainforest. On the other hand, the influence of humans was debated in Central Africa where major interventions seem to have occurred there 2,600 yea
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Hidden 'rock moisture' could be key to understanding forest response to droughtResearch conducted by The University of Texas at Austin and University of California, Berkeley has found that a little-studied, underground layer of rock can hold significant amounts of water that may serve as a vital reservoir for trees, especially in times of drought.
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Reforesting US topsoils store massive amounts of carbon, with potential for much moreForests across the United States—and especially forest soils—store massive amounts of carbon, offsetting about 10 percent of the country's annual greenhouse gas emissions and helping to mitigate climate change.
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Marine animals explore the ocean in similar waysA first-of-its-kind study has mapped the global movements of a range of marine animals around the world, including whales, sharks, sea birds and polar bears, to understand how they travel the ocean.
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New understanding of ocean turbulence could improve climate modelsResearchers have developed a new statistical understanding of how turbulent flows called mesoscale eddies dissipate their energy, which could be helpful in creating better ocean and climate models.
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Study suggests new strategy against vascular disease in diabetesA peptide called S597, given to mice with metabolic syndrome, reduced their high blood sugar levels and slowed the growth of lesions in their blood vessel walls. It appears to do so by keeping the production of inflammatory white cells in check. The finding suggest a new approach to explore in research to reduce the high risk of heart attack and stroke in people with diabetes.
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NASA looks at Midwest rain and melting snow that contributed to floodingMuch of the US Midwest has received above normal precipitation this winter. A NASA rainfall analysis provided a look at the precipitation that contributed to current flooding.
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Stormy weatherFlooding isn't new to the Santa Barbara coastline. However, the inundation doesn't always come from the mountains as it did last month in Montecito.Back in 1861-2, a series of large storms washed beach sand more than a quarter mile inland into what today is the Carpinteria Salt Marsh. Although historical accounts document the inland flooding, little has been known about how those storms impacted a
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Brain can navigate based solely on smellsNorthwestern University researchers have developed a new 'smell virtual landscape' that enables the study of how smells engage the brain's navigation system. The work demonstrates, for the first time, that the mammalian brain can form a map of its surroundings based solely on smells.
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Cars that run on supercapacitors could be charged in minutesNew material could lead to supercapacitors that hold more energy than lithium batteries and allow electric vehicles or smart phones to be charged in minutes
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King penguins face warming challengeClimate change could drive most of the birds' global population from their current nesting islands.
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Abekys og kyssemuskler: 5 ting, du ikke skal tænke over, når du kysserFor eksempel er det en dårlig ide at tænke på, hvor mange bakterier, du overfører ved at kysse i ti sekunder.
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We can’t truly protect the environment unless we tackle social justice issues, tooEnvironment People of color continue to live closer to environmental hazards. More than two decades after the federal government recognized the principles of environmental justice, there's still a lot of work to be done.
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How Kevin Smith Survived a 'Widow-Maker' Heart AttackThis past weekend, filmmaker Kevin Smith survived a heart attack that's usually so deadly that doctors call it the widow-maker. But what exactly is this type of heart attack, and how did the "Clerks" director beat the odds?
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Trump’s Real Scandal Is Hiding in Plain SightThere was a time when the White House’s frequent denials of collusion with Russia appeared largely defensive. Over time, however, their primary purpose has morphed. These days, the denials serve instead to distract from the ever-clearer picture of a president surrounded by crooks and liars. “Consistently we have said there was no collusion,” Ivanka Trump told NBC News Monday . “There was no collu
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Psychopaths aren't the same all over the world, large study findsOne study of what makes a psychopath who they are shows a difference based on country. Read More
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De gamle mødre: 45-årige Heidi fik tvillinger med græske ægI mange år var Heidi Wassini fuldstændig afklaret med, at hun ikke ville have børn. Men det ændrede sig, og efter 3,5 år i fertilitetsbehandling kom hendes tvillingedrenge til verden.
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Feedless Takes the News Feed Out of Social MediaReclaim your time on social media with this new app, which blocks the feed from platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
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Microsoft predicts everyone will soon have an AI "second self" to boost intelligenceMicrosoft researchers work to create a digital "alter ego" that will know everything about you and make you much smarter. Read More
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Drinking alcohol is bad for our health, so will we evolve away from it?A new study links heavy alcohol usage with dementia. Other research finds that soon we might not be able to tolerate alcohol at all. Read More
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Medic! Ants injured while hunting for termites get help from paramedic-style triage systemMove over, ant farms—ant hospitals are where the real action is. Scientists studying the behavior of African Matabele ants in Ivory Coast have found that the insects act like paramedics in a crisis, triaging and treating the wounds of their injured peers.
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Last week in tech: Hey look, some new smartphones!Technology Mobile World Congress is here with some gadgets to cure your Olympics withdrawal. Sony and Samsung have new flagship phones. Plus: A robot tried to escape.
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McMafia Is a Glum, Brooding Crime DramaThe defining quality of McMafia , which debuts on AMC Monday night, is glumness. A crime lord sits on a luxury yacht off the Arabian peninsula, as brooding and weary as Nietzsche pondering his book sales. A deposed Russian mobster swigs vodka out of plastic bottles and stumbles hysterically around rooftops. An Israeli gangster attends bacchanalian seaside parties with all the enthusiasm of someon
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How Warren Buffett won a 10-year bet with Wall StreetWarren Buffett’s letter to shareholders for 2017 contains valuable insights into recent market activity, and also explains how he won a 10-year bet with Wall Street. Read More
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New technology may protect troops from blast-induced brain injuryResearchers have developed a new military vehicle shock absorbing device that may protect troops from traumatic brain injury after a land mine blast. Over the past 18 years of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 250,000 troops have suffered such injuries.
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Kan utroskab ligge i generne?For nogle mennesker kan utroskab være genetisk bestemt, viser undersøgelser. Men det er ikke helt så simpelt ifølge dansk psykolog.
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Was Nietzsche a Republican, Democrat, or the Antichrist?Nietzsche has had a large influence on political history, but what did he really think of all the ideologies he examined? Read More
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Global fossil fuel emissions of hydrocarbons are underestimatedGlobal levels of ethane and propane in the atmosphere have been underestimated by more than 50 percent, new research has revealed. These hydrocarbons are particularly harmful in large cities where, through chemical reactions with emissions from cars, they form ozone -- a greenhouse gas which is a key component of smog and directly linked to increases in mortality.
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'Phantom' Traffic Jams Are Real — And Scientists Know How to Stop ThemTraffic jams that seem to spring up out of nowhere, called phantom jams, could be reduced by changing how drivers space themselves out on the road.
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US fiscal policy 'too stimulative': business economistsFollowing approval of the massive US tax cut, a majority of economists now say fiscal policy is adding too much fuel to the world's largest economy, according to a survey published Monday.
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The onset of Alzheimer's disease: The importance of family historyA Canadian study published in JAMA Neurology shows that the closer a person gets to the age at which their parent exhibited the first signs of Alzheimer's, the more likely they are to have amyloid plaques, the cause of the cognitive decline associated with the disease, in their brain.
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Immune system activation in pregnant women can shape brain development in their babiesMom's inflammatory response shapes 'wiring' of her child's brain. Similar networking changes linked to autism and ADHD.
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Flu may impact brain healthFemale mice infected with two different strains of the flu exhibit changes to the structure and function of the hippocampus that persist for one month after infection, according to new research published in JNeurosci.
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Ketamine works for female rats, tooA first of its kind study in female rats finds that a single, low dose of ketamine promotes resilience to future adverse events as it does in male rats. Published in eNeuro, the research addresses a critical gap in understanding and developing treatments for stress-related disorders, which disproportionately afflict females.
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Mom's immune system shapes baby's brainThe state of a woman's immune system during pregnancy may shape the connectivity of her child's brain, suggests a study of teenage mothers published in JNeurosci. The research emphasizes the influence of maternal health on a child's susceptibility to psychiatric disorders later in life.
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Cyberslug: Virtual predator makes decisions like the real oneA sea slug's decision to approach or avoid potential prey has been simulated in a virtual environment called Cyberslug. In the future the software, described in a paper published in eNeuro, may provide a foundation for the development of more realistic artificial intelligence systems.
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CBS launching a 24-hour streaming sports news networkCBS Corp. is rolling out a 24-hour streaming sports news network that will feature the day's top news, highlights and analysis.
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Huawei's AI-powered smartphone drives a PorscheChina's Huawei used the artificial intelligence capabilities of its flagship Mate 10 Pro phone to drive a sports car as the Mobile World Congress got under way in Barcelona Monday, in what it said was a world first.
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87 endangered vultures poisoned by poachers in MozambiqueConservationists say at least 87 critically endangered vultures have died after consuming poison planted in the carcass of a poached elephant in Mozambique.
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Why Are Corporations Finally Turning Against the NRA?NRA Gun MembersAfter the most recent high-school massacre in Parkland, Florida, left 17 students and teachers dead, the National Rifle Association (NRA), the nonprofit gun-rights advocacy group, was rebuked by a surprising group of liberal activists: American corporations. Pressured by Parkland high-school students and others to boycott the NRA, more than 20 companies have cut ties with the pro-gun group. The N
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Some flu strains can make mice forgetfulMice infected with influenza had memory problems a month later, a result that hints at a link between infections and brain performance.
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Baidu can clone your voice after hearing just a minute of audioResearchers at the Chinese search engine Baidu say their tech could create duplicate voices for people who can't speak, or be used to personalise digital assistants
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Russia Is Abetting Mass Murder in SyriaEastern Ghouta Syrian RussianPresident Ronald Reagan famously dubbed the Soviet Union “the Evil Empire,” and it was apt. The empire is gone now, but we should have kept the word “evil” in reserve for today’s Kremlin. For what other term suffices to describe a government that deliberately and relentlessly bombs innocent civilians, their hospitals, and reportedly a UN aid convoy in a premeditated effort to “cleanse” rebel-held
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New research could lead to improved method of treating pancreatic cancerA heating and freezing process known as dual thermal ablation can kill pancreatic cancer cells, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York.
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Stem Cell Implants Improve Monkeys Grip After Spinal Cord InjuryThousands of axons grew from the transplants and connected to damaged primate tissue, the first such demonstration in primates.
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Imaging plays key role in evaluating injuries at OlympicsThe Olympic Games give elite athletes a chance at athletic triumph, but also carry a risk of injury. When injuries occur, it is critical that they be evaluated quickly. Onsite imaging services play an important role in the management of Olympic athletes with sports-related injuries and disorders, according to a new study.
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Vegetarian and Mediterranean diet may be equally effective in preventing heart diseaseLow-calorie lacto-ovo-vegetarian and Mediterranean diets appeared equally effective in reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors. Both diets reduced body fat and overall weight by the same amount. Those on the vegetarian diet experienced greater reductions in LDL ('bad') cholesterol while those on the Mediterranean diet experienced greater reductions in triglycerides than those on the other die
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Diet shown to reduce stroke risk may also reduce risk of depressionPeople who eat vegetables, fruit and whole grains may have lower rates of depression over time, according to a preliminary study.
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Replay Sessions From Mixpanel and Others Have Recorded PasswordsAnalytics services are unintentionally collecting a mass of passwords and other sensitive data, new research shows.
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How Doctors Removed a 'Potentially Explosive' Firework from a Man's LegThe patient arrived at the hospital with a device in his body that could potentially explode.
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A Rock Star Is Born at the Closing CeremonyEditor’s Note: Read more of The Atlantic’s Winter Olympics 2018 coverage . “We tread the icy path slowly and cautiously, / for fear of tripping and falling. / Then turn abruptly, slip, crash on the ground, and, / rising, hasten on across the ice lest it cracks up.” That’s from the sonnet that accompanied the “Winter” movement of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons , the 1725 baroque composition reinterpre
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Deconstructing Annihilation's EndingThis article contains spoilers for the plot of the film and novel Annihilation. Just days after its release, Alex Garland’s sci-fi thriller Annihilation already has all the hallmarks of a polarizing cult classic. Its $11 million opening weekend means the film will likely struggle to make its budget back unless the word-of-mouth is exceptional; its C grade from audiences (awarded by the theater-po
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Improving the quality of high altitude medicineStudy location, exact altitude and a detailed profile of the study participants are just three of altogether 42 factors which are to be included in any future study, project description or publication related to high altitude medicine. A select group of experts, including high altitude physicians from all over the world, were invited to define which factors were most pertinent for inclusion in the
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Geological change confirmed as a factor behind the extensive diversity in tropical rainforestsDiversification of two genera of the Annonaceae plant family in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America has occurred largely in parallel and in line with major geological transitions.
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Cardiac arrest survival greatly increases when bystanders use an automated external defibrillatorSurvival from cardiac arrest doubled when bystanders stepped in to use a publicly-available automated external defibrillator rather than wait until emergency responders arrived. The study showed that the longer it takes emergency personnel to arrive, the greater the benefit of a bystander using an AED to shock the victim. Victims who received a defibrillator shock from a bystander had far greater
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No link between hormonal birth control and depressionThe vast majority of women will use some method of contraception during their lifetime. Despite there being 37 million in the United States who are currently on birth control, many still worry about potential side effects.
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Scientists move closer to treatment for Huntington's diseaseResearchers show that a new version of the CRISPR/Cas9 system -- a modern tool for editing DNA -- is safer and more specific than versions previously used to remove the disease-causing DNA sequence in the defective gene that causes Huntington's disease. The study, which was carried out in cellular models from a Huntington's patient, brings a possible treatment for this currently incurable genetic
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People rationalize policies as soon as they take effectPeople express greater approval for political outcomes as soon as those outcomes transition from being anticipated to being actual, according to new research. Findings from three field studies indicate that people report more favorable opinions about policies and politicians once they become the status quo.
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1 in 7 Teens Are "Sexting," Says New ResearchIs consensual teen sexting a cause for concern? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Quiescent cells also mutateFor almost a hundred years, geneticists have believed that the more a cell divides the more mutations it acquires. However, research by scientists at the Institut Pasteur shows that quiescent cells, which do not divide, also acquire a particular type of mutation -- deletions (mutations through loss of nucleobases).
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Diagnosis is not enough: Predicting avoidable transfers from nursing homes is complexPredicting ahead of time which nursing home residents can potentially avoid hospitalization is complex, according to a new study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
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Watch fat cells help heal a wound in a flyFat body cells in Drosophila play a surprising role in sealing wounds and preventing infection, researchers at the University of Bristol report February 26 in the journal Developmental Cell. The cells, which were previously thought to be immobile, propel themselves forward toward wounds with a wormlike wave motion, rather than adhering to and pushing off of other structures like most motile cells
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Could cleaning up beaches make Americans better off?Cleaning up beaches could boost local economies in addition to preserving natural treasures and animal habitats.
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Almost half of last year’s ICOs already failed
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Russia Is a Great Power Once AgainIn December, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed victory over the Islamic State in Syria. This, of course, was the objective the Kremlin announced in 2015, when Russia first intervened in the country. Yet from the outset, the Russian air campaign primarily hit non- ISIS targets. It soon became clear that Putin’s chief goal was to ensure the future of Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian dictator. Wit
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Male Violence Is EverywhereIn the aftermath of a school shooting, one question always stands out: Why did he — it’s almost always a he —do it? Such an event, and its male perpetrator, draws attention to an awful truth lurking behind the “crazy” outburst: Male violence isn’t a one-off, anomalous occurrence, but one more event in a steady drone of violence in homes, schools, and neighborhoods. In 2014, the University of Alab
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Trilobites: Inside Wounded Flies, Fat Cells Race to the RescueTypically biologists have assumed that fat cells lead sedentary lives, but in fruit flies they seem to be highly mobile, performing vital functions in emergencies.
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Uncovering the Secrets of the ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’Researchers in The Hague will use technology borrowed from medicine to find the answers to lingering questions about Vermeer’s 1665 masterpiece.
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The words we use matter – just ask a teenager | Suzanne MooreFrom sexual politics to actual politics, language is changing fast and dividing us not only by generation but also by education. It’s easy to trip up, even if you mean well It had to happen, I suppose, in this era of self-identification. Lately, I have come to identify as the Duke of Edinburgh, a man famous for barging around the world insulting the locals. I also say the wrong things, although I
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Did you solve it? Tapa, the puzzle of championsThe solutions to today’s puzzles In my puzzle blog earlier today I set you four examples of the Turkish puzzle Tapa. If you want to see the questions click here. Continue reading...
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Stars around the Milky Way: Cosmic space invaders or victims of galactic eviction?Astronomers have investigated a small population of stars in the halo of the Milky Way Galaxy, finding its chemical composition to closely match that of the Galactic disk. This similarity provides compelling evidence that these stars have originated from within the disc, rather than from merged dwarf galaxies. The reason for this stellar migration is thought to be theoretically proposed oscillatio
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The Measuring the Economic Impact of Broadband Act Wants to Prove the Benefit of Broadband For AllFCC Ajit Pai AmericansA new bipartisan bill calls on the Department of Congress to study the effect of connectivity on communities.
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The Simple Algorithm That Ants Use to Build BridgesArmy ants form colonies of millions yet have no permanent home. They march through the jungle each night in search of new foraging ground. Along the way they perform logistical feats that would make a four-star general proud, including building bridges with their own bodies. Much like the swarms of cheap, dumb robots that I explored in my recent article , army ants manage this coordination with n
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Study links responsible behavior in high school to life success 50 years laterA new study links doing one's homework, being interested and behaving responsibly in high school to better academic and career success as many as 50 years later. This effect, reported in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, holds true even after accounting for parental income, IQ and other factors known to influence achievement, researchers report.
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Tripling the number of grains in sorghum and perhaps other staple cropsScientists have figured out how to triple the number of grains that the sorghum plant produces: by lowering the level of a key hormone, generating more flowers and more seeds. This points toward a strategy for significantly increasing the yield of sorghum and other staple grain crops.
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Ineffectiveness of 'wonder drug' for alcohol use disordersA new study highlights the ineffectiveness of a specific drug treatment for alcohol use disorders.
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New directions found in understanding, fighting glaucomaTwo distinctive handfuls of short molecules that regulate gene expression have been found in the eye fluid of patients with two distinct types of vision degenerating glaucoma.
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Proof-of-concept study reveals feasibility of eliminating rabies in AfricaThe Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, together with European and African collaborators (including the Institut Pasteur in Paris), carried out a mass dog vaccination in Chad and determined its effect on human rabies exposure. The study employed a bio-mathematical method for estimating the transmission dynamics of rabies. The researchers conclude that with political will and the necessary
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Texas A&M-led collaborative study takes aim at non-alcoholic fatty liver diseaseTexas A&M University System researchers in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs and Baylor Scott & White Research Institute have completed a study identifying one of the mechanisms leading to the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, providing new possibilities for prevention and treatment of the disease.
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Health staff 'too stressed' to deal with disastersIncreasing stress and a lack of motivation among healthcare staff could result in hospitals having to shut down in the wake of a major incident such as flooding or an earthquake, according to new research published in the journal Procedia Engineering.
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Not enjoying your dinner out? Try putting the phone awayResearchers looking at the effect of smartphones on face-to-face social interactions found that people who used their devices while out for dinner with friends and family enjoyed themselves less than those who did not.
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For energy experts, new method is a gasResearchers have developed a method that will help natural gas experts better understand shale samples and eventually help them decide whether to invest time and resources to extract gas from the formation the samples came from.
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State of the art: Museum takes hi-tech look at VermeerThis really is state of the art research. Experts at the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague are using the latest technology to take a long, hard look at one of their most prized paintings, Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring," and they are inviting the public in to watch.
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You could survive falling into a black hole but it may get weirdBecause the universe is expanding, it may be possible to survive entering a black hole, ending up in a place where the past no longer dictates the future
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Quantum trick lets one particle send messages two ways at onceFor two people to send each other a message, it usually takes a minimum of two particles. But quantum superposition makes it possible with just one
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Could cleaning up beaches make Americans better off?Cleaning up beaches could boost local economies in addition to preserving natural treasures and animal habitats, Ohio State study finds.
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Nanomaterials: What are the environmental and health risks?After 3 years of research in laboratories and in contact with industrial partners, the scientists have processed, tested and made available an online platform that supports industries and control and regulating institutions in evaluating potential risks that may arise for the production teams, for the consumers and for the environment
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Improving quality of life for people with chronic heart failurePatients with chronic heart failure face related problems, such as depression and fatigue, that could be relieved by an expanded model of care, according to a recently published study led by a researcher from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
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Discovery reveals way to stop inflammation in Alzheimer's, arthritis, moreThe finding 'opens up a whole new research area to look at neuroinflammation in the context of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's,' the lead researcher said. 'But the clinical impact will be in many, many different areas.'
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Setting guidelines for effective and ethical short term medical missionsIn "Guidelines for responsible short-term global health activities: developing common principles," Judith Lasker, professor of sociology at Lehigh University, and eight colleagues with expertise in global health, analyze 27 published guidelines for best practices created by organizations and individuals seeking to improve short-term volunteer trips in underserved Global South communities.
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New study shows repurposing leukemia drugs may prevent melanoma metastasisData from a new study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers shows that repurposing drugs used to treat leukemia has promise for preventing melanoma metastasis.
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Researchers identify how phishing strategies may lead to success or failureTo begin to understand the psychology of criminals' behaviors in cybersecurity and how it can be used to prevent phishing attacks, Carnegie Mellon University's Prashanth Rajivan and Cleotilde Gonzalez identified how adversaries may be more successful when they exploit specific phishing strategies than when they use other less successful ones.
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Relying on renewables alone significantly inflates the cost of overhauling energyEvidence points to the need for a broader range of clean power beyond just wind and solar.
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Special ‘blankets’ could help melt monstrous snowbanks more quicklyNexus Media News Giant, dirty piles of snow can clog up parking lots for weeks. Snow management could be made more efficient thanks to new thermal blankets.
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Behavior in high school predicts income and occupational success later in lifeBeing a responsible student, maintaining an interest in school and having good reading and writing skills will not only help a teenager get good grades in high school but could also be predictors of educational and occupational success decades later, regardless of IQ, parental socioeconomic status or other personality factors, according to research published by the American Psychological Associati
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Targeting pathway may reduce cocaine's cardiovascular harmsCocaine in mice increased levels of reactive oxygen species, molecules known to cause cardiovascular disease. Cocaine acts through microRNA (miR)-30c-5p, which leads to excess level of reactive oxygen species. Preventing activation of miR-30c-5p suppressed cocaine's harmful effects to the cardiovascular system, suggesting a potential treatment for cocaine-related cardiovascular disease.
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Global scientific review reveals effective alternatives to neonicotinoid and fipronil insecticidesUse of controversial neonicotinoid insecticides ("neonics") in agriculture is not as effective as once thought, and can be replaced by advantageous pest-management alternatives, according to a study1 published today in the Springer journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research.
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Trilobites: King Penguins Are Endangered by Warmer SeasA new study projects that slightly more than two-thirds of the species could be threatened, as they swim farther and farther to find food.
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The giant wave that marks the beginning of the end -- the neurobiology of dyingThe human brain is highly sensitive to oxygen deprivation. Extensive and irreversible damage occurs within approximately 10 minutes of cardiac (and hence circulatory) arrest. For the first time, researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the University of Cincinnati have been able to study these events in humans. The results from this research, which has been published in Annals of
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Perceptions of old age change as we ageDoes life really begin at 40? Is 50 the new 30? For people in these age groups, the answer appears to be yes. But for young adults in their teens and early 20s, turning 50 equates to hitting old age. A new study of more than a half-million Americans led by a Michigan State University scholar shows just how skewed views of aging can be - particularly among the young.
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New advances in medication for muscle disease in childrenSpinraza, the gene therapy medication, also provides significant improvements in cases with the next most severe form of neuromuscular disease, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which afflicts children from 6 to 18 months of age. That is shown by a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
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New method extracts information on psychiatric symptoms from electronic health recordsResearchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School have developed a new method to extract valuable symptom information from doctors' notes, allowing them to capture the complexity of psychiatric disorders that is missed by traditional sources of clinical data. The study was published in Biological Psychiatry. A second study published in Biological Psychiatry applied the new m
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Colorectal cancer: Combined analysis enhances risk predictionIf first-degree relatives are affected by colorectal cancer, this indicates a person's own elevated risk of developing bowel cancer. The same holds true for people who have large numbers of genetic risk markers in their genome. Both factors are usually used alternatively, not combined, to predict risk. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg have now shown that a com
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Study links responsible behavior in high school to life success 50 years laterA new study links doing one's homework, being interested and behaving responsibly in high school to better academic and career success as many as 50 years later. This effect, reported in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, holds true even after accounting for parental income, IQ and other factors known to influence achievement, researchers report.
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Most breast cancer patients' experiences with radiation therapy are better than expectedA new study reveals that many patients with breast cancer have misconceptions and fears about radiation therapy, but their actual experiences with modern breast radiation therapy are better than they expected.
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King penguins may be on the move very soonMore than 70 percent of the global King penguin population, currently forming colonies in Crozet, Kerguelen and Marion sub-Antarctic islands, may be nothing more than a memory in a matter of decades, as global warming will soon force the birds to move south, or disappear. This is the conclusion of a study published in the current issue of the prestigious journal Nature Climate Change and performed
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Global fossil fuel emissions of hydrocarbons are underestimatedGlobal levels of ethane and propane in the atmosphere have been underestimated by more than 50 percent, new research involving scientists at the University of York has revealed.These hydrocarbons are particularly harmful in large cities where, through chemical reactions with emissions from cars, they form ozone -- a greenhouse gas which is a key component of smog and directly linked to increases i
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Artificial intelligence techniques reconstruct mysteries of quantum systemsThe same techniques used to train self-driving cars and chess-playing computers are now helping physicists explore the complexities of the quantum world. For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that machine learning can reconstruct a quantum system based on relatively few experimental measurements. This method will allow scientists to thoroughly probe systems of particles exponentially fa
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Method of tracking reactions between air and carbon-based compounds establishedStudy could allow researchers to study pollution, smog, and haze in a comprehensive way, backed by data that accurately depicts a compound's behavior over time.
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Seeing the brain's electrical activityMIT researchers have come up with a new way to measure electrical activity in the brain. Their new light-sensitive protein can be embedded into neuron membranes, where it emits a fluorescent signal that indicates how much voltage a particular cell is experiencing. This could allow scientists to study how neurons behave, millisecond by millisecond, as the brain performs a particular function.
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Beaming with the light of millions of sunsA Caltech-led astronomy team is homing in on the nature of extreme objects known as ULXs.
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Going with the DNA flow: Molecule of life finds new uses in microelectronicsResearchers at Arizona State University, in collaboration with NYU and Duke University, have recently designed, created and tested a DNA circuit capable of splitting and combining current, much like an adapter that can connect multiple appliances to a wall outlet.
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Risk of serotonin syndrome in patients prescribed triptans for migraine, antidepressantsThe risk of serotonin syndrome in patients prescribed both triptans for migraine and antidepressants appears to be low, which may suggest an advisory from the US Food and Administration on that risk should be reconsidered.
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Estimates of sexting frequency by young people under 18A sizable number of young people under 18 engage in sexting, the practice of electronically sharing sexually explicit material, with an estimated 1 in 7 sending sexts and 1 in 4 receiving them.
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Stars around the Milky Way: Cosmic space invaders or victims of galactic eviction?Astronomers investigated a small population of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy's halo, finding its chemical composition closely matches the Galactic disk. This similarity provides compelling evidence that these stars have originated from within the disc, rather than from merged dwarf galaxies. The reason for this stellar migration is thought to be theoretically proposed oscillations of the Milky Way
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How do your friends plan to vote?Most election polls take the political pulse of a state or nation by reaching out to citizens about their voting plans. Santa Fe Institute Professor Mirta Galesic says pollsters might also ask: how do your friends plan to vote?
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Study shows climate value of earth's intact forestsNew research published today in Nature Ecology & Evolution demonstrates the extraordinary value of Earth's remaining intact forests for addressing climate change and protecting wildlife, critical watersheds, indigenous cultures, and human health.
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Scientists discover key gene for producing marine molecule with huge environmental impactsResearchers have discovered a key gene for the synthesis of one of the world's most abundant sulfur molecules -- Dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP).DMSP is an important nutrient in marine environments with more than one billion tonnes produced annually by marine phytoplankton, seaweed and bacteria. The discovery represents a huge step forward in the field of sulfur cycling in marine environments. I
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Augmented reality lets students operate a chemical plant"This is awesome," said Brendan Eder '19, moments after setting eyes on a tabletop glowing brightly in a darkened room in Wegmans Hall.
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Largest molecular spin found close to a quantum phase transitionAn international research team has synthesized a new magnetic molecule. The team has confirmed that this reveals the largest ground state spin attained so far.
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Oxytocin strengthens mothers' neural responses to infant and adult facesIn a new study, nasally administered oxytocin spray strengthened brain responses to pictures of infant and adult faces in mothers of 1-year-old infants.
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Virtual reality improves offenders' empathyResearchers have developed a virtual reality system so that men who committed a domestic violence crime can get into the victim’s shoes. The study shows that these violent people have a lack of emotional recognition and that virtual experience improves the participant’s perception of emotions.
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Attoseconds break into atomic interiorA newly developed laser technology has enabled physicists to generate attosecond bursts of high-energy photons of unprecedented intensity. This has made it possible to observe the interaction of multiple photons in a single such pulse with electrons in the inner orbital shell of an atom.
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Plants evolve away from obsolete defenses when attacked by immune herbivores, study showsA new study shows that plants can evolve out of their obsolete defense mechanisms when facing an immune enemy, an illustration of the 'defense de-escalation' evolution theory.
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John Kelly and the ‘Good Soldier’ DefenseIt came as no surprise to me earlier this month when White House Chief of Staff John Kelly offered his full-throated support to Rob Porter, a White House aide, who was accused of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives. “I can’t say enough good things about him,” Kelly said in his first public statement following the published allegations. “He is a friend, a confidante, and a trusted professional. I a
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Scientists Fear for Colombia’s ‘Melted Rainbow’An aquatic plant makes the rivers run red in a remote and diverse ecosystem. Now an oil company has sued for rights to drill in the region.
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CDC Researcher Calls Sister, Then VanishesTwo weeks ago, an official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), spoke to his sister on the phone. And then he went missing.
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Characterization of Zygophyllum album L monofloral honey from El-Oued, AlgeriaThis study is about a new type of honey bee product collected from one of the desert plants - Zygophyllum album L - in Algeria. Zygophyllum album L honey is not a common product; it is very rare and contains elements of nutritional and biological importance according to this study.
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Clever coating opens door to smart windowsResearchers from RMIT University in Melbourne Australia have developed a new ultra-thin coating that responds to heat and cold, opening the door to "smart windows".
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Nokia-chef: Nyt hurtigt mobilnet kommer før tid5G-nettet, der skal afløse 4G, rykker hastigt nærmere. Det kan give dobbelt så hurtige forbindelser, og anspore udbredelsen af blandt andet førerløse biler.
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A Chinese carmaker hopes a $9 billion slice of Daimler will help it go electric and autonomous
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Behavior in high school predicts income and occupational success later in lifeBeing a responsible student, maintaining an interest in school and having good reading and writing skills will not only help a teenager get good grades in high school but could also be predictors of educational and occupational success decades later, regardless of IQ, parental socioeconomic status or other personality factors, according to new research.
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A new approach towards highly efficient and air-stable perovskite solar cellsResearch into the use of perovskite materials as solar cells has boomed in the last several years, following reports of high energy conversion efficiencies, which have continued to climb. New research reveals how to improve the lifetime of these solar cells.
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Key inner control mechanism of cell's 'smart glue'Understanding of ALS and acute myeloid leukemia could advance with discovery of how the protein nucleophosmin undergoes 'self-interaction,' study shows.
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Proxima Centauri's no good, very bad dayAstronomers have detected a massive stellar flare -- an energetic explosion of radiation -- from the closest star to our own Sun, Proxima Centauri, which occurred last March. This finding raises questions about the habitability of our Solar System's nearest exoplanetary neighbor, Proxima b, which orbits Proxima Centauri.
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Insights into depression could aid development of new treatmentsFresh insights into changes in the brain linked to depression could pave the way for new therapies. The study also sheds light on why a certain category of antidepressant drugs stop working in some people.
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Optical distance measurement at record-high speedScientists have demonstrated the fastest distance measurement so far. The researchers demonstrated on-the-fly sampling of a gun bullet profile with micrometer accuracy. The experiment relied on a soliton frequency comb generated in a chip-based optical microresonator made from silicon nitride. Potential applications comprise real-time 3D cameras based on highly precise and compact LIDAR systems.
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Powerful flare from star Proxima Centauri detected with ALMAUsing data from ALMA, a team of astronomers discovered that a powerful stellar flare erupted from Proxima Centauri last March.
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Brazilian study discovers six new species of silky anteatersBy employing genetical analysis and geometric morphometrics, the work attested the existence of at least seven species of these recluse xenarthrans from South and Central America, which were thrown together under one single species. Until now.
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Microbiota-gut-brain axis is at epicenter of new approach to mental healthThe functional gut microbiome provides an exciting new therapeutic target for treating psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and trauma-related conditions.
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Variant of the p53 gene increased tumor cell metabolismWistar scientists have found a novel mechanism through which mutant p53 enhances metastasis by controlling tumor metabolism.
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Daffodils to fight against cancerA study describes the anti-cancer effects of a natural alkaloid extracted from Daffodils. Led by Denis Lafontaine, Faculty of Sciences -- ULB, the researchers have discovered that this compound triggers the activation of an anti-tumoral surveillance pathway.
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Accurate telomere length test influences treatment decisions for certain diseasesResearch led by Johns Hopkins physicians and scientists shows that a test for measuring the length of DNA endcaps, called telomeres, which has a variability rate of 5 percent, can alter treatment decisions for patients with certain types of bone marrow failure.
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Proxima Centauri's no good, very bad dayA team of astronomers led by Carnegie's Meredith MacGregor and Alycia Weinberger detected a massive stellar flare—an energetic explosion of radiation—from the closest star to our own Sun, Proxima Centauri, which occurred last March. This finding, published in Astrophysical Journal Letters, raises questions about the habitability of our Solar System's nearest exoplanetary neighbor, Proxima b, which
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Study shows climate value of earth's intact forestsNew research published today in Nature Ecology & Evolution demonstrates the extraordinary value of Earth's remaining intact forests for addressing climate change and protecting wildlife, critical watersheds, indigenous cultures, and human health. Yet the global policy and science communities do not differentiate among the relative values of different types of forest landscapes—which range from hig
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Helping police make custody decisions using artificial intelligencePolice at the "front line" of difficult risk-based judgements are trialling an AI system trained by University of Cambridge criminologists to give guidance using the outcomes of five years of criminal histories.
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Going with the DNA flow: Molecule of life finds new uses in microelectronicsFor sheer versatility, there's no molecule quite like DNA. The iconic double-helix carries the genetic blueprint for living forms ranging from single-celled organisms to human beings.
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How do your friends plan to vote?Most election polls take the political pulse of a state or nation by reaching out to citizens about their voting plans. Santa Fe Institute Professor Mirta Galesic says pollsters might also ask: how do your friends plan to vote?
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Beaming with the light of millions of sunsIn the 1980s, researchers began discovering extremely bright sources of X-rays in the outer portions of galaxies, away from the supermassive black holes that dominate their centers. At first, researchers thought these cosmic objects, called ultraluminous X-ray sources, or ULXs, were hefty black holes with more than ten times the mass of the sun. But observations beginning in 2014 from NASA's NuSTA
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Method of tracking reactions between air and carbon-based compounds establishedBy being the first to fully track the changing chemistry of carbon molecules in the air, a Virginia Tech professor could change the way we study pollutants, smog, and emissions to the atmosphere.
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Artificial intelligence techniques reconstruct mysteries of quantum systemsThe same techniques used to train self-driving cars and chess-playing computers are now helping physicists explore the complexities of the quantum world.
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King penguins may be on the move very soon"The main issue is that there is only a handful of islands in the Southern Ocean and not all of them are suitable to sustain large breeding colonies" says Robin Cristofari, first author of the study, from the Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien (IPHC/CNRS/University of Strasbourg) and the Centre Scientifique de Monaco (CSM).
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Global fossil fuel emissions of hydrocarbons are underestimatedGlobal levels of ethane and propane in the atmosphere have been underestimated by more than 50%, new research involving scientists at the University of York has revealed.
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Scientists discover key gene for producing marine molecule with huge environmental impactsResearchers at the University of East Anglia have discovered a key gene for the synthesis of one of the world's most abundant sulfur molecules.
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The role of human emotions in science and research | Ilona StengelDo human emotions have a role to play in science and research? Material researcher Ilona Stengel suggests that instead of opposing each other, emotions and logic complement and reinforce each other. She shares a case study on how properly using emotions (like the empowering feeling of being dedicated to something meaningful) can boost teamwork and personal development -- and catalyze scientific br
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Trump's Perfect Score on Brain Test Spawns DIY Cognitive ExamProponents hope the assessment will help ID the earliest stages of dementia -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Inspired by nature: Design for new electrode could boost supercapacitors' performanceMechanical engineers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and four other institutions have designed a super-efficient and long-lasting electrode for supercapacitors. The device's design was inspired by the structure and function of leaves on tree branches, and it is more than 10 times more efficient than other designs.
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Zoo Tinder – how technology is helping animals hook upThe Zoological Information Management System takes the guesswork out of animal attraction and helps promote genetic variety Name: Zoological Information Management System. Age: Eight. Continue reading...
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A new approach to highly efficient, air-stable perovskite solar cellsRussian American OlympicsResearch into the use of perovskite materials as solar cells has boomed in the last several years, following reports of high energy conversion efficiencies, which have continued to climb. New research published in the journal Materials Today reveals how to improve the lifetime of these solar cells.
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Five rad and random geeky kitchen products I found this weekGadgets The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 38. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are ingenious or clever or ridiculously cheap.
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Did a limping mammoth mom leave these tracks?The footprints of adult, juvenile, and infant mammoths, fossilized in south central Oregon, may hold clues to the ancient creatures’ family dynamics. Greg Retallack, a paleontologist with the University of Oregon’s Museum of Natural and Cultural History discovered the trail while on an exploratory field trip in 2014 with six students in a class about fossil plants. Unsure of exactly what the site
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New technique allows printing of flexible, stretchable silver nanowire circuitsResearchers have developed a new technique that allows them to print circuits on flexible, stretchable substrates using silver nanowires. The advance makes it possible to integrate the material into a wide array of electronic devices.
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Geological change confirmed as factor behind extensive diversity in tropical rainforestsThe tropical rainforests of Central and South America are home to the largest diversity of plants on this planet. In a project undertaken by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in collaboration with Dutch research institutions, the causes of this plant diversity were investigated by studying two closely related groups of trees of the Annonaceae family.
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Insights into depression could aid development of new treatmentsFresh insights into changes in the brain linked to depression could pave the way for new therapies. The University of Edinburgh study also sheds light on why a certain category of antidepressant drugs stop working in some people.
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Largest molecular spin found close to a quantum phase transitionAn international research team headed by Professor Dr. Annie Powell, a chemist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and Professor Dr. Jürgen Schnack, a physicist at Bielefeld University, has synthesized a new magnetic molecule. The team has reported the largest ground state spin ever attained. It is publishing its new findings today (26.02.2018) in the new Nature partner journal npj Qua
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Nanomaterials—what are the environmental and health risks?Over 100 scientists from 25 research institutions and industries in 12 different European Countries, coordinated by the group of professor Antonio Marcomini from Ca' Foscari University of Venice, have completed one of the first attempts to understand the risks nanomaterials carry throughout their life-cycle, starting from their fabrication and ending in being discarded or recycled.
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How big data could piece together our evolutionResearchers have developed a new method for sifting through genomic data in search of genetic variants that have helped populations adapt to their environments. The technique, dubbed SWIF(r), could be helpful in piecing together the evolutionary history of people around the world, and in shedding light on the evolutionary roots of certain diseases and medical conditions. SWIF(r) brings several di
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Study points to fertility as a leading economic indicatorMany research studies have shown that when the economy does well, people have more babies, and when the economy does poorly, they give birth less.
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Helium ions open whole new world of materialsQUT scientists have found an exciting new way to manipulate and design materials of the future at the atomic level and change the way they behave at a larger scale that opens the way to new applications such as early cancer biomarkers.
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China's hypersonic aircraft would fly from Beijing to New York in two hoursEastern Arsenal The double-wing plane just aced wind tunnel tests at speeds of nearly 5,600 miles per hour. A Chinese science journal reported that a team of researchers have made a breakthrough in hypersonics, successfully testing a unique plane in a wind tunnel to speeds of…
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Oxytocin strengthens mothers' neural responses to infant and adult facesIn a new study from the University of Tampere in Finland, nasally administered oxytocin spray strengthened brain responses to pictures of infant and adult faces in mothers of 1-year-old infants.
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Exposure to common THM levels in drinking water not associated with breast cancerExposure to trihalomethanes (THMs) in residential water is not associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.
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Largest molecular spin found close to a quantum phase transitionAn international research team headed by Professor Dr Annie Powell, a chemist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and Professor Dr Jürgen Schnack, a physicist at Bielefeld University, has synthesized a new magnetic molecule. The team has confirmed that this reveals the largest ground state spin attained so far. It is publishing its new findings today (26.02.2018) in the new Nature part
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Characterization of Zygophyllum album L monofloral honey from El-Oued, AlgeriaHoney is generally evaluated by physicochemical analysis of its constituents. The manipulation of honey and its possible adulteration is reflected in many of its physicochemical properties. In this study, samples of Zygophyllum album L honey produced in El-Oued, Algeria, were characterized based on their melissopalynology, physicochemical and antioxidant properties, as well as polyphenol content.
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Preterm birth leaves its mark in the functional networks of the brainResearchers at the University of Helsinki and the Helsinki University Hospital, Finland, have proven that premature birth has a significant and, at the same time, a very selective effect on the functional networks of a child's brain. The effects can primarily be seen in the frontal lobe, which is significant for cognitive functions.
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A new approach towards highly efficient and air-stable perovskite solar cellsResearch into the use of perovskite materials as solar cells has boomed in the last several years, following reports of high energy conversion efficiencies, which have continued to climb. New research published in the journal Materials Today reveals how to improve the lifetime of these solar cells.
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Researchers find low magnesium levels make vitamin D ineffectiveVitamin D can't be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels, meaning Vitamin D remains stored and inactive for as many as 50 percent of Americans. In addition, Vitamin D supplements can increase a person's calcium and phosphate levels even while they remain Vitamin D deficient. People may suffer from vascular calcification if their magnesium levels aren't high enough to prevent the complica
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Alternative to traditional batteries moves a step closer to reality after exciting progress in supercapacitor technologyLithium-ion batteries could be under threat after the development of polymer materials by the Universities of Surrey and Bristol, along with Superdielectrics Ltd, that could challenge the dominance of these traditional batteries.
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Pyeongchang 2018: Photos From the Final WeekAfter two weeks of competition, Norway topped the Olympic medals chart with 39 total medals, followed by Germany, Canada, and the United States. Here, a look at some of the events of the last days of the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, from ski cross and bobsleigh to hockey, speed skating, the Closing Ceremony, and more.
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A new AI creates original video clips from text cues
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How electricity changes lives: a Rwandan case studyMore than 1.1 billion people in developing countries lack access to electricity. Some 590 million live in Africa, where the rural electrification rate is particularly low at only 14%.
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Daffodils to fight cancer: Anti-cancer effect of a daffodil extractA research describes the anti-cancer effects of a natural alkaloid extracted from daffodils. The researchers have discovered that this compound triggers the activation of an anti-tumoral surveillance pathway.
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Preterm birth leaves its mark in the functional networks of the brainResearcher have demonstrated that premature birth has a significant and, at the same time, a very selective effect on the functional networks of a child's brain. The effects can primarily be seen in the frontal lobe, which is significant for cognitive functions.
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Exotic state of matter: An atom full of atomsScientists have provided proof for a new state of matter: an electron orbits a nucleus at a great distance, while many other atoms are bound inside the orbit.
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Manageable levels of anxiety can help your memoryAnxiety can help people to remember things, a new study has found.
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Kommuner afviser ministerens bekymring for fordyrelse: Nu går vi i gang med letbanenBorgmestrene bag letbanen i Københavns forstæder vil uden yderligere betænkningstid sætte gang i at bygge en letbane til seks milliarder kroner uden statens medvirken.
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Svalbards globale frøbank fejrer 10 år med en million ’flag’ i lagkagenSamtidig er man i gang med at udbedre en konstruktionsfejl, der kunne sætte sikkerheden over styr.
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Climate change draws invasive species to the ArcticThe Arctic is changing. Temperatures are increasing twice as fast as the global average and sea ice is retreating quicker than predicted.
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The high-tech medicine of the future may be biased in favor of well-off white menTailor-made health care could have unintended ill effects on groups such as minorities, women, and the poor.
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Improving the quality of high altitude medicineStudy location, exact altitude and a detailed profile of the study participants are just three of altogether 42 factors which are to be included in any future study, project description or publication related to high altitude medicine. A select group of experts, including high altitude physicians from all over the world, were invited to define which factors were most pertinent for inclusion in the
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Optical distance measurement at record-high speedScientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have demonstrated the fastest distance measurement so far. The researchers demonstrated on-the-fly sampling of a gun bullet profile with micrometer accuracy. The experiment relied on a soliton frequency comb generated in a chip-based optical microresonator made from silicon nitride. Potential
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Majorana runners go long range: New topological phases of matter unveiledNew topological phases of matter have been discovered by researchers from Universidad Complutense, MIT, and Harvard University. They have found a mechanism that enhances the presence of Majorana quasiparticles at the edges of a topological superconductor. These findings open the door to unexpected applications in the development of quantum technologies.
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Global scientific review reveals effective alternatives to neonicotinoid and fipronil insecticidesUse of controversial neonicotinoid insecticides ('neonics') in agriculture is not as effective as once thought, and can be replaced by advantageous pest-management alternatives, according to a study published today in the Springer journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research.
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How do high-frequency oscillations of tropical cyclones vary across the W North Pacific?A new study reveals the variations of high-frequency oscillation over different sea areas, and helps to improve the prediction of tropical cyclone intensity in different sea areas over the western North Pacific.
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Clever coating opens door to smart windowsResearchers from RMIT University in Melbourne Australia have developed a new ultra-thin coating that responds to heat and cold, opening the door to 'smart windows'.
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Geological change confirmed as a factor behind the extensive diversity in tropical rainforestsThe tropical rainforests of Central and South America are home to the largest diversity of plants on this planet. Nowhere else are there quite so many different plant species in one place. However, the entire region is increasingly threatened by human activity, which is why researchers are stepping up their efforts to record this astonishing biodiversity and find out how it developed. In a project
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Britain seeks to cap 'rip-off' energy pricesBritain on Monday launched plans for a cap on domestic energy prices, as it cracks down on poor-value tariffs that hurt the most vulnerable.
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Newly-discovered fungi turn luckless ants into kamikaze zombiesFifteen more species of “zombie ant fungus” have been discovered, and they all force their hosts to die in creative ways to further their own life cycle
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Amateur gets first look at supernova ‘shock breakout’The lucky snapshots of an amateur astronomer in Argentina have given scientists their first view of the initial burst of light from the explosion of a massive star. During tests of a new camera, Víctor Buso captured images of a distant galaxy before and after the supernova’s “shock breakout”—when a supersonic pressure wave from the exploding core of the star hits and heats gas at the star’s surfa
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Children's Colorado doctors conclude EV-D68 likely cause of acute flaccid myelitisA team of doctors and scientists from the US and Europe led by Kevin Messacar, MD, an infectious disease specialist from Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado), has found that Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is a likely cause of Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM), a rare illness that affects the nervous system of children. The research was published late Friday, Feb. 23 in The Lancet Infectious Dis
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Study reveals key inner control mechanism of cell's 'smart glue'Understanding of ALS and acute myeloid leukemia could advance with discovery of how the protein nucleophosmin undergoes 'self-interaction,' a St. Jude study shows.
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Newest data shows childhood obesity continues to increaseDespite reports in recent years suggesting childhood obesity could be reaching a plateau in some groups, the big picture on obesity rates for children ages 2 to 19 remains unfavorable, according to a new analysis from Duke Health researchers.
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Family Medicine and Community Health Journal volume 6, issue number 1 publishesThe February 2018 issue includes an editorial, five original research articles and two Qualitative Exploration articles addressing various topics in family medicine in both China and internationally.
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How does GEOS-5-based planetary boundary layer height and humidity vary across China?Model-simulated factors of importance can fill the gaps in surface observation-based estimates of fine-particulate-matter concentrations, providing a data basis for the long-term analysis of meteorological parameters [e.g., planetary boundary layer height (PBLH) and relative humidity (RH)] at the national scale. Scientists found that, overall, the simulated RH was consistent with the statistical d
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Inspired by nature: Design for new electrode could boost supercapacitors' performanceMechanical engineers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and four other institutions have designed a super-efficient and long-lasting electrode for supercapacitors. The device's design was inspired by the structure and function of leaves on tree branches, and it is more than 10 times more efficient than other designs.
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World's largest phone show opens under Catalan secession cloudThe world's largest phone show opened in Barcelona Monday with a visit by King Felipe VI as tensions run high just months after Catalonia's failed bid to break from Spain.
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Lækket plan: Fiat vil droppe dieselmotorer om fire årIfølge Financial Times viser en intern plan fra Fiat-Chrysler, at 2022 bliver sidste år, hvor bilkoncernen vil sælge dieselbiler. Andre bilproducenter melder også om et muligt stop for salg af dieselbiler. Samtidig styrtdykker salget af dieselbiler i Europa.
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Flu Drug Approved in Japan Claims to Stop Virus in 24 HoursOne dose of the medication, called Xofluza, cripples influenza by interfering with an enzyme critical for viral replication.
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Europa er ramt af mæslingeepidemiMæslingerne har fået fat i Europa det seneste år, hvor antallet af tilfælde er firedoblet.
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'Two-way signaling' possible with a single quantum particleClassically, information travels in one direction only, from sender to receiver. In a new paper, however, physicists Flavio Del Santo at the University of Vienna and Borivoje Dakić at the Austrian Academy of Sciences have shown that, in the quantum world, information can travel in both directions simultaneously—a feature that is forbidden by the laws of classical physics.
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How does internet use affect well-being?Social media can increase happiness and nurture your social circle. But depending on who you are, social media can potentially also make you unhappy and more isolated.
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Humans Will Hear from Intelligent Aliens This Century, Physicist SaysMichio Kaku tells Redditors his predictions about intelligent aliens.
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Behavior in high school predicts income and occupational success later in lifeBeing a responsible student, maintaining an interest in school and having good reading and writing skills will not only help a teenager get good grades in high school but could also be predictors of educational and occupational success decades later, regardless of IQ, parental socioeconomic status or other personality factors, according to research published by the American Psychological Associati
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Proxima Centauri's no good, very bad dayA team of astronomers led by Carnegie's Meredith MacGregor and Alycia Weinberger detected a massive stellar flare -- an energetic explosion of radiation -- from the closest star to our own Sun, Proxima Centauri, which occurred last March. This finding, published by The Astrophysical Journal Letters, raises questions about the habitability of our Solar System's nearest exoplanetary neighbor, Proxim
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Image: 22 years of SOHOThe activity cycle of the sun – where the number of sunspots increase and decrease – has been monitored regularly for around 250 years, but the use of space-based telescopes has given us a whole new perspective of our nearest star.
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Ukraine arrests 'Avalanche' cybercrime organiser: policeUkrainian has detained one of the organisers of the massive Avalanche cybercrime network, police said on Monday, over a year after the global ring was busted in an international raid.
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Report on an occultation near Marseille – first scientific result with the eVscopeUnistellar is proud to announce the first real scientific result obtained with our eVscope prototype. On Jan, 27, after designing a special observing mode for this purpose, we viewed an occultation of a magnitude-11 star by the main-belt asteroid 175 Andromache . By combining our observations, which we made in Marseille, France, with others taken in France and Italy, the IOTA team was able to deri
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'Save Lake Chad' meeting opens in NigeriaExperts gathered in Nigeria's capital on Monday to discuss ways to stop Africa's Lake Chad from drying up, after years of environmental decline that has hit livelihoods and security.
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Star Wars News: Thought You Saw All of 'The Last Jedi'? You Didn'tThe forthcoming home video releases have a ton of unseen footage.
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Staten køber sig en enkeltbillet ud af Københavns første letbaneLetbanen langs Ring 3 i Københavns forstæder får sine knap to milliarder statslige kroner, men så vil transportministeren heller ikke have mere ballade og trækker sig ud af selskabet.
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Industrigiganter erkender: It-sikkerhed skal ind på fabriksgulvetEn gruppe globale industrivirksomheder, blandt andet Siemens, Airbus og Daimler, er gået sammen i et nyt cybersikkerhedskonsortium, der skal udvikle bindende regler og standarder for cybersikkerhed i industrien
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Minister ændrer ikke habilitetsreglerØkonomi- og indenrigsministeren mener ikke, at der er grund til at lave om på reglerne om habilitet. Det svarer han i et brev til regionsrådsformand Anders Kühnau (S), som har bedt ministeren vurdere reglerne.
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Study reveals key inner control mechanism of cell's 'smart glue'Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered that a protein critical to a process called liquid-liquid phase separation within the cell undergoes internal changes in conformation that are key to its function.
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More precise measurements show West Antarctica ice melt acceleratingA team of researchers from NASA and several other institutions in the U.S. and Europe has found evidence of ice melt accelerating in some western parts of Antarctica. In their paper published in the journal Cryosphere, the group describes the new technology they used to study ice melt in Antarctica and what they found.
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The secret to tripling the number of grains in sorghum and perhaps other staple cropsA simple genetic modification can triple the grain number of sorghum, a drought-tolerant plant that is an important source of food, animal feed, and biofuel in many parts of the world. In new research reported today in Nature Communications, scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have figured out how that genetic change boosts the plant's yield: by lowering the level of a key hormone,
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Farming fungi in a new Azteca ant colonyMoving to a new home is usually accompanied with a long to-do list, from painting the walls to unpacking boxes. For young queen Azteca ants however, one important job is to start growing fungus. Many tropical ant species are famous for their mutualistic relationship with fungi, carefully cultivating and farming different fungi species to use as food or building materials or even to trap prey. Howe
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Connecticut state agencies targeted in cyberattackState officials say a weekend cyberattack targeted about 160 computers at a dozen Connecticut state agencies.
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Imec pushes the limits of EUV lithography single exposureImec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technology, continues to advance the readiness of EUV lithography with particular focus on EUV single exposure of Logic N5 metal layers, and of aggressive dense hole arrays. Imec's approach to enable EUV single patterning at these dimensions is based on the co-optimization of various lithography enablers, including
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New nanoparticles engineered to image and treat cancerA Sandia National Laboratories team has designed and synthesized nanoparticles that glow red and are stable, useful properties for tracking cancer growth and spread.
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Blockchain-enabled cat breeding and the future of gamblingThe internet loves cats so much that now some people are investing tens of thousands of real-world dollars on blockchain-powered cats that don't actually exist.
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Gene variant linked to opioid addiction found in Euro AmericansA genome-wide analysis of more than 5,000 opioid users has revealed a gene variant associated with opioid dependence in European Americans, according to a new study. The new study builds upon earlier work by researchers who identified a different group of variants associated with increased risk of opioid addiction in African Americans. “…biological knowledge can lead to treatments, and these are
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Genoptræning kræver faglighedLovforslag rummer en række problemer, som kan gå ud over kvaliteten i behandlingen af patienterne.
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Ministeriet dropper aftale med PLO om HPV-vaccine til drengeSundhedsminister Ellen Trane Nørby (V) har opgivet at nå til enighed med Praktiserende Lægers Organisation om, hvordan drenge, der er tiltrukket af drenge, vederlagsfrit kan vaccineres mod HPV. PLO havde opstillet en lang række betingelser for aftalen.
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Untangling the debate on white shark populationsA white shark population survey by CSIRO has stirred up some political debate, but what do the numbers really tell us?
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Image of the Day: Inner GlowResearchers engineered a system for bioluminescent imaging that is as much as 1,000 times stronger than existing methods.
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CDC, FDA Warn Against Kratom UseThe herbal supplement, deemed an opioid by the FDA, was recently linked to a Salmonella outbreak in 20 states.
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Teens have one key agenda when using social mediaA new study looks at how teens construct their online identities. Read More
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This was exactly where cassini crashed into SaturnOn September 15th, 2017, after nearly 20 years in service, the Cassini spacecraft ended its mission by plunging into the atmosphere of Saturn. During the 13 years it spent in the Saturn system, this probe revealed a great deal about the gas giant, its rings, and its systems of moons. As such, it was a bittersweet moment for the mission team when the probe concluded its Grand Finale and began desce
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Program shows success in implementing patient transition care processesHospitals participating in the American College of Cardiology's Patient Navigator Program, showed significant improvement in implementing performance measures that help heart attack and heart failure patients transition from the hospital to home and keep them out of the hospital longer, according to research to be presented at the ACC's 67th Annual Scientific Session.
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How Western Cape farmers are being hit by the droughtMuch has been written about the ongoing drought and critical water shortages in the city of Cape Town. Residents are bracing themselves for Day Zero – the moment at which most of the city's domestic taps will run dry.
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A Gun-Holdup Victim on Whether He Wishes He Had Been ArmedPreviously in this series: “ White Male Privilege ” “ A Case Against Gun Control ” “ The Cultural Roots of a Gun-Massacre Society ” “ A Veteran on the Need to Control Civilian Arms ” “ ‘Show Us the Carnage,’ Continued ” “ Only in America ” “ Show Us the Carnage ” “ The Empty Rituals of an American Massacre ” and before that: “ Why the AR-15 Is So Lethal ” “ The Nature of the AR-15 ” “ Why the AR-
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Even tiny temp changes affect these ‘clock neurons’Circadian clock neurons use thermoreceptors to constantly monitor the temperature of their environment, a new study using fruit flies suggests. In the study, researchers found even mild changes in temperature have physiological effects on clock neurons that control sleep timing. “The circadian system produces a daily rhythm in temperature which is an important cue for when it’s time to go to slee
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On swollen butts, mouth sacs, and other sexual preferences in the animal kingdomAnimals Just a gallery of weird lookin’ animals to brighten your day. Sexual preferences are usually best kept between you and your partners. Unfortunately for most animals, though, evolution has made their sexual preferences known to the…
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How A Skeptical Rancher, Aided By An Outdoors Brand, Turned Climate FriendlyIt took a bit of arm-twisting to get on board because of previous encounters with environmentalists. But now, partnered with The North Face, the ranch sustainably produces wool for outdoor clothing. (Image credit: Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio)
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Research team studies geology of wildfiresThe most destructive wildfire in Colorado's history began on Sept. 6, 2010. For four days, it burned an area roughly 10 square miles around Fourmile Canyon. It destroyed 168 homes, more than any previous fire in Colorado's history. Insurance claims totaled an estimated $217 million, making it the state's most expensive wildfire.
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What happens when you put evolution on replay?A team of scientists from the University of Arizona have engineered an instant replay switch for evolution. The technique, known as ancestral gene resurrection, inserts ancient genes into modern E. coli bacteria. It gives researchers the opportunity to watch evolution unfold again and again, providing insights into how life evolved on early Earth, and what it might potentially look like on other p
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Image: Hubble finds the calm after the galactic stormThe NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope caught sight of a soft, diffuse-looking galaxy that is probably the aftermath of a long-ago galactic collision. Two spiral galaxies, each perhaps much like the Milky Way, swirled together for millions of years.
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Spinach protein and blackberry dye give juice to biohybrid solar cellsBerries really do pack extra punch – increasing the voltage of spinach-derived biohybrid solar cells developed by Vanderbilt researchers by up to a factor of 20.
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Optical distance measurement at record-high speedMicroresonator-based optical frequency combs enable highly-precise optical distance ranging at a rate of 100 million measurements per second – publication in Science: Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have demonstrated the fastest distance measurement so far. The researchers demonstrated on-the-fly sampling of a gun bullet pro
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Ocean around Galápagos Islands has been warming for decadesThe ocean around the Galápagos Islands has been warming since the 1970s, according to new research. The finding surprised the research team, because the sparse instrumental records for sea surface temperature for that part of the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean did not show warming. “People didn’t know that the Galápagos or eastern Pacific was warming. People theorized or suggested it was cooling,
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Rare first moment of stellar explosion captured by amateur astronomerAn amateur astronomer testing his new camera captures the moment a supernova became visible in the night sky, which has helped an international team of researchers to test their theory about the beginning stages of a stellar explosion.
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A laser focus on super water-repellent metalsIn a laboratory at the University of Rochester, researchers are using lasers to change the surface of metals in incredible ways, such as making them super water-repellent without the use of special coatings, paints, or solvents.
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Intensive biomass harvest linked to fire ant colonization, decreased invertebrate diversityRemoving almost all of the woody debris on the ground after timber cutting can open the door to red imported fire ant colonization, according to in-depth studies in managed forests in North Carolina and Georgia.
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CloudSat exits the 'A-train'Mission managers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, this week lowered the orbit of the nearly 12-year-old CloudSat satellite following the loss of one of its reaction wheels, which control its orientation in orbit. While CloudSat's science mission will continue, it will no longer fly as part of the Afternoon Constellation, or A-Train—six Earth-monitoring satellites that f
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Video: The carbon cycleAs part of the way Earth works as a system, carbon is continuously passed between the ocean, the land and the atmosphere. This involves a range of different processes, some of which can be observed by satellites.
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2,300-Year-Old Cemetery with Mummy Priests Found in EgyptThe mummies were buried in shafts along the Nile River.
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Overset forklaring på ufrivillig barnløshed: "Vi må helt ind i sædcellernes dna for at finde svar"Nyt projekt på fertilitetklinik i Skive skal kaste lys over sædcellens indre.
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Oldest Known Paintings Created by Neanderthals, Not HumansThe animal pictures and hand stencils were made in caves in Spain thousands of years before Homo sapiens arrived in Europe.
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Ohio State study reveals no link between hormonal birth control and depressionThe vast majority of women will use some method of contraception during their lifetime. Despite there being 37 million in the United States who are currently on birth control, many still worry about potential side effects.
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Anthony Levandowski Isn’t the First Tech Visionary to Worship AIWIRED columnist Virginia Heffernan on the long, strange history of worshipping technology.
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Why It's So Hard to Dose WeedToo much weed = a very bad time. But companies making cannabis devices are figuring out ways to tackle the dosing problem.
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Spørg Scientariet: Bliver kun kulbaseret materiale sort ved forbrænding?En læser vil gerne vide, om alt biologisk materiale bliver sort, når det brænder – og om andre materialer kan blive sorte. Det svarer postdoc i polymerkemi på.
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WhiteHat finder metode til hack af samtlige Facebook-konti - får kun 100.000 krFejlen er rettet nu, men det vides ikke, om den er blevet udnyttet af andre med værre hensigter.
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Svenske bedemænd vil udvikle chatbots som simulerer afdødeDen svenske bedemandskæde Fenix vil udvikle chatbots, så pårørende kan chatte med afdøde. Dansk branchedirektør finder idéen hårrejsende og vil ikke have det til Danmark.
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VIDEO: En svejserobot skal da have skåneærmer påSkal man lave et så relativt lavteknologisk produkt som stålsiloer, er automatisering oplagt. Men svejserobotterne skal have skåneærmer på.
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Skal man bygge stålsiloer – så skal man bruge robotterEn aflagt robot fra den engelske bilindustri og en ahaoplevelse på HI-messen har haft betydning for BM Silos vej mod en fuldautomatiseret produktion.
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The quest to identify the nature of the neutrino’s alter ego is heating upThe search is on for a rare nuclear decay that could prove neutrinos are their own antiparticles and shed light on the universe’s antimatter mystery.
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Why the UK’s new opt-out organ donation plan probably won’t workPlans for the whole of the UK to shift to a system where consent for organ donation is assumed may actually do very little to save lives
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Disse udfordringer skal løses, før skibene kan sejle på brintFlydende eller komprimeret brint er en af de overvejelser, der skal gøres, før brintskibe kan blive en realitet.
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Researchers detect beryllium in the fast nova ASASSN-16ktAn international team of researchers led by Luca Izzo of the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia, Spain, has conducted high-resolution spectroscopic observations of the fast nova ASASSN-16kt. The study, which resulted in detection of beryllium in this nova, appeared February 16 on arXiv.org.
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Small-scale fisheries are throwing away fish that could feed those in povertyAt least 7.3m tons of fish (usually dead or dying) are thought to be discarded each year from marine fisheries around the world. But these estimates come mostly from observations of large-scale industrial fisheries. Limited attention has been paid to small-scale fisheries, which are assumed to have low discard rates – some estimate as little as 3.7% total catch, compared to more than 60% for some
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Researchers report the creation of Rydberg polarons in a Bose gasWhat is inside an atom between the nucleus and the electron? Usually there is nothing, but why could there not be other particles too? If the electron orbits the nucleus at a great distance, there is plenty of space in between for other atoms. A "giant atom" could be created, filled with ordinary atoms. All these atoms form a weak bond, creating a new, exotic state of matter at cold temperatures,
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Scientists, wildlife DJ, hip-hop archivists create 'BeastBox'Musicians have long drawn inspiration from nature, but a new online game is taking that connection one step further. "Beastbox" takes sound clips from real wild animals, transforms them into loops, and allows users to mix and match them into an endless variety of beats, breaks and drops. Along the way, players learn about the animals and the ecosystems they belong to.
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German nights get brighter—but not everywhereNights in the German federal states (Bundesländer) have been getting increasingly bright—but not everywhere at the same rate, and with one peculiar exemption: Light emissions from Thuringia decreased between 2012 and 2017. This is the result of a recent study by scientists Chris Kyba and Theres Küster from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, together with Helga Kuechly from Luftbild—Um
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Curbing hate speech isn’t censorship – it’s the lawUK universities are being accused of suppressing ideas. All they are doing is complying with the law – and common decency
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Domestic goat dating back to the Neolithic Corded Ware period identified in FinlandResearchers report the first concrete evidence found in Finland of a goat dating back to the Neolithic Corded Ware period (in Finland ca. 2800-2300 BCE). The 4000-year-old animal was identified by its fossilised hair, which was found in an archaeological soil sample.
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Scientists take step toward safer batteries by trimming lithium branchesA collaborative team of researchers from Shinshu University in Japan has found a new way to curb some of the potential dangers posed by lithium ion batteries. The researchers, led by Susumu Arai, a professor at Shinshu University, published their results recently in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.
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Højt specialiseret arbejdskraft på vej til DanmarkDet Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, ved Københavns Universitet, igangsætter til efteråret...
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Martin Luther King Jr. Mourns Trayvon MartinFor you, son, I dreamed a childhood unburdened by hate; a boyhood of adventure— skinned knees and hoops, first loves and small rebellions; I dreamed you whole and growing into your own manhood, writing its definitions with your daily being. I dreamed you alive, living. For you, America’s African heir, I dreamed a future of open doors, of opportunity without oppression, of affirmation and action,
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Techtopia #41: Flyt din startup til KinaPodcast: I flere år har danske tech startups primært ville flytte til Silicon Valley for at slå igennem, men på det seneste er interessen for Kina blevet vakt og her kan Finland blive en genvej.
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Færre overskridelser for tidskritiske kræftsygdommeI januar er der sket en halvering i forhold til efteråret af patienter med visse kræftformer, som vælger at vente længere tid på at blive udredt på deres primære hospital.
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Nanomushroom sensors—one material, many applicationsA small rectangle of pink glass, about the size of a postage stamp, sits on Professor Amy Shen's desk. Despite its outwardly modest appearance, this little glass slide has the potential to revolutionize a wide range of processes, from monitoring food quality to diagnosing diseases.
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Model based on hydrothermal sources evaluate possibility of life Jupiter's icy moonJupiter's icy moon Europa is a major target of astrobiology research as it offers a possible habitable environment. Under its 10 km-thick icy crust is an ocean of liquid water over 100 km deep. Energy deriving from the moon's gravitational interaction with Jupiter keeps this ocean warm.
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Ugens job: Novozymes, Ørsted og flere store firmaer jagter fagfolkPå dagens liste finder du job for ingeniører og naturvidenskabelige kandidater i flere forskellige firmaer. Blandt andet som specialist, projektleder, konsulent og mere endnu.
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Why Scientists Love to Study Dogs (and Often Ignore Cats)An inquiry into why research on the nature of dogs gets so much attention raises the question of whether there are actually more studies of dogs.
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University of Guelph Study uncovers new insights into the cause of cell death in Parkinson'sUniversity of Guelph researcher discovered one of the factors behind nerve cell death in Parkinson's disease. Professor Scott Ryan found that cardiolipin, a molecule inside nerve cells, helps ensure that a protein called alpha-synuclein folds properly. Misfolding of this protein leads to protein deposits that are the hallmark of Parkinson's disease.
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The secret to tripling the number of grains in sorghum and perhaps other staple cropsScientists have figured out how to triple the number of grains that the sorghum plant produces: by lowering the level of a key hormone, generating more flowers and more seeds. This points toward a strategy for significantly increasing the yield of sorghum and other staple grain crops.
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Cardiac arrest survival greatly increases when bystanders use an automated external defibrillatorSurvival from cardiac arrest doubled when bystanders stepped in to use a publicly-available automated external defibrillator rather than wait until emergency responders arrived. The study showed that the longer it takes emergency personnel to arrive, the greater the benefit of a bystander using an AED to shock the victim. Victims who received a defibrillator shock from a bystander had far greater
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Targeting pathway may reduce cocaine's cardiovascular harmsCocaine in mice increased levels of reactive oxygen species, molecules known to cause cardiovascular disease. Cocaine acts through microRNA (miR)-30c-5p, which leads to excess level of reactive oxygen species. Preventing activation of miR-30c-5p suppressed cocaine's harmful effects to the cardiovascular system, suggesting a potential treatment for cocaine-related cardiovascular disease.
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Vegetarian and Mediterranean diet may be equally effective in preventing heart diseaseLow-calorie lacto-ovo-vegetarian and Mediterranean diets appeared equally effective in reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors. Both diets reduced body fat and overall weight by the same amount. Those on the vegetarian diet experienced greater reductions in LDL ('bad') cholesterol while those on the Mediterranean diet experienced greater reductions in triglycerides than those on the other die
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Scientists move closer to treatment for Huntington's diseaseResearchers show that a new version of the CRISPR/Cas9 system -- a modern tool for editing DNA -- is safer and more specific than versions previously used to remove the disease-causing DNA sequence in the defective gene that causes Huntington's disease. The study, which was carried out in cellular models from a Huntington's patient, brings a possible treatment for this currently incurable genetic
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Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their SpinesNo, we're not talking about squatting. We're talking about a way to bend over that has nearly disappeared in our culture. And it could be one reason why back pain is so common in the U.S. (Image credit: Courtesy of Jean Couch)
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The Complex Interface between the Public and ScienceA new report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences challenges preconceptions about the public face of science -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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New research highlights ineffectiveness of 'wonder drug' for alcohol use disordersA new study, published in the Addiction journal, conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool highlights the ineffectiveness of a specific drug treatment for alcohol use disorders.
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Arctic stronghold of world's seeds reaches one million markNorwegian Varieties VaultThe frozen vault storing the world's precious seeds is about to reach the one million mark for donations.
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Gut Brain Connection | Does Your Gut Hold the Key to Better Brain Health?submitted by /u/LizMeyers [link] [comments]
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Something borrowed: grooms and guests for hire in VietnamKha's wedding day looked perfect from the outside but she was hiding a dark secret: the 27-year-old was three months pregnant and her husband was fake, hired for a staged wedding to avoid the social stigma of becoming a single mother.
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Wheels come off Gobee.bike hire service in FrancePeople wanting to get on their bikes in France have one option less to do so after the Gobee.bike hire service said Saturday it was closing following a welter of thefts and vandalism.
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Taxi! Companies line up to overhaul Japan's staid cab sectorWith their white-gloved, greying drivers and lace-covered seating, Japan's taxis seem to belong to another era, but as the 2020 Olympics approach, the sedate sector is facing a quiet revolution.
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Malaysia elephant sanctuary trumpets effort to cut human-animal conflictA herd of elephants tramp through jungle before lumbering into a river under the watchful gaze of their keepers, training at a Malaysian sanctuary for their vital work in reducing human-animal conflict.
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Huawei launches new tablet in flagship phone hiatusChina's Huawei launched a new laptop and tablet on Sunday as it seeks to cement its place among the world's three biggest electronic device manufacturers.
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Icy blast from Siberia sweeps across EuropeA wintry blast of freezing temperatures swept across Europe on Sunday, with a biting wind from Siberia claiming four lives and endangering the continent's homeless—with the worst yet to come.
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Corporations key to rescuing nature, says WWF chiefA generation ago, the idea of a veteran international banker leading a global organisation charged with saving the planet's dwindling and besieged wildlife would have seemed far-fetched.
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A look at transportation safety rules sidelined under TrumpPresident Donald Trump says his administration has ended more unnecessary regulations than any previous administration. In response to his orders, the Transportation Department has withdrawn, repealed, delayed or put on the back burner at least a dozen significant safety rules, according to an Associated Press review of the department's regulatory actions over the past year.
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Powerful earthquake rattles remote Papua New GuineaA powerful earthquake rattled forest villages and a large gold mine in central Papua New Guinea early Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.
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New Samsung phone: Nicer camera, static design, higher priceSamsung unveiled new smartphones with largely unchanged designs and incremental improvements such as a better camera—accompanied by a second annual price increase for many customers.
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Beech booming as climate changes, and that's bad for forestsBeech trees are dominating the woodlands of the northeastern United States as the climate changes, and that could be bad news for the forests and people who work in them, according to a group of scientists.
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Plants evolve away from obsolete defenses when attacked by immune herbivores, study showsDo you know what caused soldiers to stop wearing chainmail and steel plate armor? Evolution.
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The So-Called Vaccine Debate: False Balance in The San Diego Union-TribuneA recent article in The San Diego Union-Tribune presents a pair of articles that gives a false balance regarding vaccinations. Those who oppose vaccination do so on the basis of ideology rather than science, thus placing the public's health at risk.
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Animal antibiotics reduced in bid to tackle superbugsVets and medical staff teaming up to reduce antibiotic use on farms.
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Can you solve it? Tapa, the puzzle of championsThis Turkish puzzle is a delight. Did you solve it? The answers to all four are now live Hi guzzlers Today’s puzzle comes from Istanbul. Tapa – it stands for Turkish Art Paint – is a fantastic logic grid puzzle, invented by Turkish puzzle master Serkan Yürekli. The puzzle is now a classic in the world of competitive puzzling. Continue reading...
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Zero Dollars for Marine Mammals?The president's proposed budget would eliminate an agency that has been protecting crucial species for more than 40 years -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Food for Thought: Was Cooking a Pivotal Step in Human Evolution?The dietary practice coincided with increases in brain size, evidence suggests -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Kaspersky: Internet of Things bliver snart ramt af angreb i stor stilCybersikkerhedseksperten Eugene Kaspersky ruskede godt og grundigt op i de europæiske elektronikproducenter på Bosch Connected World i Berlin. Internet of Things-enheder bliver næste angrebsmål for ondsindet malware
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Københavns Universitets datageneral: Vi starter på en frisk med GDPRDet kan være noget hø at lave en databehandleraftale med universiteter i USA, siger Københavns Universitets databeskyttelsesrådgiver.
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Millennials set to be the fattest generation of Britons, research showsCancer Research UK says people born between early 80s and mid-90s set to overtake baby boomers Millennials are set to be the fattest generation of Britons, with 70% dangerously overweight before they hit middle age, research shows. People born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s are set to overtake baby boomers as the age group with the highest proportion of overweight or obese people, accordin
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New research reveals clearest infrared image yet of the center of our galaxyA research team has published a new study lead by Pat Roche, professor of astrophysics at The University of Oxford, and Chris Packham, associate professor of physics and astronomy at The University of Texas at San Antonio. It reveals a new high resolution map of the magnetic field lines in gas and dust swirling around the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.
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Anxiety can help your memoryAnxiety can help people to remember things, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.
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New directions found in understanding, fighting glaucomaTwo distinctive handfuls of short molecules that regulate gene expression have been found in the eye fluid of patients with two distinct types of vision degenerating glaucoma.
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Exotic state of matter: An atom full of atomsIf the electron orbits the nucleus at a great distance, there is plenty of space in between for other atoms. A 'giant atom' can be created, filled with ordinary atoms. All these atoms form a weak bond, creating a new, exotic state of matter at cold temperatures, referred to as 'Rydberg polarons'.
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People rationalize policies as soon as they take effectPeople express greater approval for political outcomes as soon as those outcomes transition from being anticipated to being actual, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Findings from three field studies indicate that people report more favorable opinions about policies and politicians once they become the status quo.
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Physicians develop recommendations for managing in-flight medical emergencies'Is there a doctor on board?'Hearing this call go out at 36,000 feet can be anxiety-provoking for any physician and may trigger a dilemma of whether to respond, or wait to see if anyone else will offer their expertise.That's why physicians at St. Michael's Hospital have developed practical recommendations for in-flight medical emergencies for healthcare professionals, published online today in the
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Demographics can help identify migrants to Canada at high risk of TBVisual abstract permanent link: www.cmaj.ca/lookup/suppl/doi:10.1503/cmaj.170817/-/DC2Demographic characteristics can help identify groups of immigrants in Canada at high risk of tuberculosis (TB), according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.170817
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Imaging plays key role in evaluating injuries at OlympicsThe Olympic Games give elite athletes a chance at athletic triumph, but also carry a risk of injury. When injuries occur, it is critical that they be evaluated quickly. Onsite imaging services play an important role in the management of Olympic athletes with sports-related injuries and disorders, according to a new study.
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'Is there a doctor on board?' A guide to managing in-flight medical emergenciesA new article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) provides practical tips for physicians on airplanes who may step in to help in a medical emergency.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Plants evolve away from obsolete defenses when attacked by immune herbivores, study showsA new study shows that plants can evolve out of their obsolete defense mechanisms when facing an immune enemy, an illustration of the 'defense de-escalation' evolution theory.
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Science : NPR

Pediatricians Call For Universal Depression Screening For TeensThe nation's leading group of pediatricians has updated its guidelines for tackling teen mental health issues. One recommendation: Annual depression screening for all adolescents 12 and older. (Image credit: Johner Bildbyra/Getty Images)
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Science : NPR

No Downturn In Obesity Among U.S. Kids, Report FindsThe childhood obesity epidemic rages on in the United States, with a big surge among the youngest kids, according to the latest government data. (Image credit: Lawrence K. Ho/LA Times via Getty Images)
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Ingeniøren

Lidar afdækker by på størrelse med ManhattanEn revolution finder sted i arkæologiens verden takket være kombinationen af billedbehandling og lidar-scanninger. Men teknologierne åbner også for misbrug.
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Social status og køn afgør din succes i lønforhandlingTo faktorer har afgørende betydning for din lyst til at forhandle med din chef om en højere løn. Få en forklaring på, hvorfor mange kvinder og nogle mænd undgår at forhandle.
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Futurity.org

Cancer in different organs may start the same wayRecent research demonstrated that mature cells in the stomach sometimes revert back to behaving like rapidly dividing stem cells. Now, the researchers have found that this process may be universal, no matter the organ. The research, which appears in the EMBO Journal , indicates that when tissue responds to certain types of injury, mature cells seem to get younger and begin dividing rapidly, creat
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Futurity.org

Human genome’s frontier may hold keys to new drugsThe development of new drugs currently focuses on just 60 percent of potential drug targets, a new study indicates. The study, which builds on extensive data analysis conducted using super computers—a technique called data mining—has examined huge amounts of literature within the health and medical sciences and other evidence sources in order to identify both the most and least studied proteins f
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Futurity.org

Local knowledge says these raptors hunt with fireAs Aboriginal people have known for tens of thousands of years, some species of birds in the Northern Territory of Australia seem to spread fires intentionally to make food collection easier. “This is not a new discovery,” says Mark Bonta, assistant teaching professor of earth sciences at Penn State Altoona, when asked about these “firehawks.” Firehawks carry sticks already burning from a wildfir
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Futurity.org

Higher income black women face greater risk of police forceBlack women with higher incomes are more likely to experience a forceful police interaction during a street stop, a new study finds. “We found that the likelihood of exposure to each type of police use of force was significantly greater for black females with incomes over $50,000,” says Robert Motley Jr., doctoral student at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis and coauthor of t
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Futurity.org

How low-calorie diets help intestines recover from injuryNew research clarifies the relationship between dramatic calorie restriction and improved regeneration in the intestines after injury. Diets reduced by 40 percent of a normal calorie total have long been known to extend health span, the duration of disease-free aging in animal studies, and even to extend life span in most animal species examined. Further research has shown that animals on restric
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

More than half of U. S. gun owners do not safely store their gunsMore than half of gun owners do not safely store all their guns, according to a new survey of 1,444 U.S. gun owners.
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