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Y Combinator Will Give You $1 Million to Stop AgingY Combinator Will Give You $1 Million to Stop Aging The famed startup incubator Y Combinator put out a call for companies that want to increase human longevity and “health-span.” Who they want: Founders with new ideas for treating old-age diseases like Alzheimer’s, “but we will also consider more radical… Read more The famed startup incubator Y Combinator put out a call for companies that want
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Experts call for action to address physician burnout in nephrologyWashington, DC (January 11, 2018) -- Kidney specialists face increasing work demands, high rates of burnout, and declining interest in nephrology as a career. A group of articles publishing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) sheds light on how that these factors threaten to reduce job satisfaction and impair the delivery of high-quality care
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Moira Donegan Tells Her Own StoryI created the shitty men in media list . I am the real author of the #shittymediamen list . It was me. It was me. It was me. Briefly, they were all Spartacus. On Tuesday, rumors emerged that Harper’s magazine might be publishing the identity of the woman who created the Shitty Media Men list , a spreadsheet shared among an initially small group of women who work in media to warn them about predat
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Can writing your 'to-do's' help you to doze? Baylor study suggests jotting down tasks canWriting a "to-do" list at bedtime may aid in falling asleep, according to a Baylor University study. Research compared sleep patterns of participants who took five minutes to write down upcoming duties versus participants who chronicled completed activities. "We live in a 24/7 culture in which our to-do lists seem to be constantly growing and causing us to worry about unfinished tasks at bedtime,
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All in the family: Focused genomic comparisonsIMAGE: Colonies of Aspergillus (clockwise from top left): A. campestris; A. ochraceoroseus; and, A.steynii. These 3 species were among those whose genomes were sequenced in the study published ahead the week... view more Credit: Kirstine Ellen Lyhne, DTU Found in microbial communities around the world, Aspergillus fungi are pathogens, decomposers, and important sources of biotechnologically-i
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NASA calculated heavy rainfall leading to California mudslidesWinter rains falling on recently burned ground triggered deadly mudslides in Santa Barbara County, California on January 9. NASA calculated the amount of rain fall between January 8 and 10, 2018 and calculated the potential for landslides. At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, a landslide potential map was generated by the global Landslide Hazard Assessment for Situational
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By altering bone marrow, training can prepare innate immune system for future challengesResearchers have discovered how the innate immune system, which responds more generally to dangers detected in the body, can be trained to 'remember' past threats and respond more robustly to future challenges.
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Autism: Brain circuit controls social behavior identifiedA new study has identified a key brain region of the neural circuit that controls social behavior. Increasing the activity of this region, called the habenula, led to social problems in rodents, whereas decreasing activity of the region prevented social problems.
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Teenagers gamble away their educationThe odds are stacked against teenagers who regularly gamble. A new study shows that a 14-year-old who gambles is more likely to struggle at school.
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Fast food makes the immune system more aggressive in the long termThe immune system reacts similarly to a high fat and high calorie diet as to a bacterial infection. Unhealthy food seems to make the body's defenses more aggressive in the long term. Even long after switching to a healthy diet, inflammation towards innate immune stimulation is more pronounced. These changes may be involved in the development of arteriosclerosis and diabetes.
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Starwatch: Farewell and thanks for 43 years of guiding us through the night skyA s readers of Starwatch already know , after supplying the monthly star notes to the Guardian for 43 years, Alan Pickup is standing down. We bid him a fond farewell. It all started with a trip to hospital back in 1974. Alan Pickup was visiting the astronomer Norman Matthew, the Guardian’s Night Sky columnist, and found Norman fretting about the column’s rapidly approaching deadline. He volunteer
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Rising CO2 in lakes could keep water fleas from raising their spiky defensesRising carbon dioxide levels could leave some tiny lake dwellers defenseless. Like the oceans, some lakes are experiencing increasing levels of the greenhouse gas, a new study shows. And too much CO 2 in the water may leave water fleas, an important part of many lake food webs, too sleepy to fend off predators. Detailed observations of lake chemistry over long periods of time are rare. But resear
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No planets needed for rings around stars: Disk patterns can self-generateA new study shows rings, arcs and spirals in disks around stars may not be caused by planets. They may self-generate.
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Brown dwarfs found sprinkled among newborn stars in Orion NebulaAstronomers have uncovered the largest known population of brown dwarfs sprinkled among newborn stars in the Orion Nebula.
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Biologists peek into the past to see the future through tiny spider eyesBiologists look to the past for early genetic development of tiny spider and insect eyes to find potential for research into human visual challenges.
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What happens when your brain's support cells aren't so supportive?Salk scientists use gene expression to understand how astrocytes change with age.
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The brain's GPS has a buddy systemBrain cells that reflect self position relative to others have been identified in the rat hippocampus. Sometimes these representations are processed jointly by the same cells, depending on a rat's goals and actions. This discovery deepens our understanding of the hippocampus and its role as the brain's positioning system.
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The nanoscopic structure that locks up our genesWireless headphones, two yo-yos connected by a string, earmuffs: all these items could be used to describe a tiny structure inside a cell's nucleus. For decades, scientists could only speculate about the shape of heterochromatin, a type of chromatin -- which consists of tightly packed DNA and proteins.
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Researchers map druggable genomic targets in evolving malaria parasiteResearchers have used whole genome analyses and chemogenetics to identify new drug targets and resistance genes in 262 parasite cell lines of Plasmodium falciparum -- protozoan pathogens that cause malaria -- that are resistant to 37 diverse antimalarial compounds.
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The circadian clock sets the pace of plant growthResearchers have discovered that the members of a protein family from the plant internal clock act sequentially to limit the plant growth until the end of the night. This knowledge could help to understand how plants face different kinds of stress that affect their growth, such as drought or high temperature.
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Northern corn leaf blight genes identified in new studyURBANA, Ill. - Midwestern corn growers know the symptoms of northern corn leaf blight all too well: greenish-gray lesions on the leaves that can add up to major yield losses if not detected and treated early. Resistance genes have been identified in corn, but the fungal disease has found ways to sneak around corn's defenses. Now, researchers have figured out how the fungus is outsmarting corn, an
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Australian Fires Are Being Set by Legendary Pyromaniacal RaptorsThe aboriginal people of northern Australia have spoken of them for at least a century: “Firehawks” who carry fire through the sky, dropping it to the ground to spark flames that drive prey out of hiding. These creatures are even characters in certain Dreaming ceremonies. Indigenous author Phillip Waipuldanya Roberts wrote in his 1964 biography, “I have seen a hawk pick up a smouldering stick in
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Want to be more creative? Go for a walk | Marily OppezzoWhen trying to come up with a new idea, we all have times when we get stuck. But according to research by behavioral and learning scientist Marily Oppezzo, getting up and going for a walk might be all it takes to get your creative juices flowing. In this fun, fast talk, she explains how walking could help you get the most out of your next brainstorm.
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Study suggests many gay and bisexual men are skeptical, but attitudes are on the riseDr. Jonathon Rendina (@ProfRendina), an Assistant Professor at Hunter College and Director of Quantitative Methods at Hunter's Center for HIV Educational Studies & Training (CHEST; @CHESTNYC), and Dr. Jeffrey Parsons (@DrJeffParsons), Distinguished Professor at Hunter and Director of CHEST, have published a new paper in the Journal of the International AIDS Society focused on gay and bisexual men
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I Rode in a Car in Las Vegas. Its Driver Was in Silicon ValleyA car with an empty driver’s seat slowly pulled up in front of me at the MGM Grand Las Vegas the other night. It wasn’t exactly a driverless car, though; my driver was just sitting 540 miles away in Mountain View, California. The car belongs to a startup called Phantom Auto , which is building technology to let a remote human driver take over briefly for autonomous vehicles when they get into sit
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Toy-maker VTech to pay $650,000 to settle FTC charges over children's privacy violationsAn electronic toy-maker has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle charges from the Federal Trade Commission that it collected personal information on hundreds of thousands of children without their parents knowing. VTech Electronics, whose North American operations are based in Arlington Heights, Ill., says it did notify parents and the allegations are based on technical provisions of a children 's pr
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Scientists identify immune cells that keep gut fungi under controlImmune cells that process food and bacterial antigens in the intestines control the intestinal population of fungi, according to a new study from Weill Cornell Medicine scientists. Defects in the fungus-fighting abilities of these cells may contribute to some cases of Crohn's disease and other forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The findings, published Jan. 11 in Science , illuminate a str
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Variation between strains may account for differences in vulnerability to infectionScientists have long sought to explain why people respond differently to bacterial infections. In the case of TB, for example, less than 10 percent of those infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis develop severe lung disease, while others remain symptom-free. In some cases, genetic defects have been shown to make the human immune system susceptible to infection. Yet human genetics may not be the
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How It Became Normal to Ignore Texts and EmailsThe defining feature of conversation is the expectation of a response. It would just be a monologue without one. In person, or on the phone, those responses come astoundingly quickly: After one person has spoken, the other replies in an average of just 200 milliseconds . In recent decades, written communication has caught up—or at least come as close as it’s likely to get to mimicking the speed o
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Biologists look to the past for early genetic development of tiny spider and insect eyesMars Ice WaterA Hogna wolf spider shows off his magnificent visual system consisting of four pairs of eyes around the front and sides of his head, giving him a near 360-degree view. Credit: Sean McCann With the increasing advantages of DNA sequencing, University of Cincinnati biologists are unraveling many evolutionary mysteries behind the complex world of spider vision. Looking closely at the mysterious genet
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Hubble and Spitzer team up to find magnified and stretched out image of distant galaxyThis is a Hubble Space Telescope image of the farthest galaxy yet seen in an image that has been stretched and amplified by a phenomenon called gravitational lensing. The embryonic galaxy, named SPT0615-JD, existed when the universe was just 500 million years old. Though a few other primitive galaxies have been seen at this early epoch, they have essentially all looked like red dots, given their
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Faint galactic glow: Intriguing organic molecule benzonitrile in interstellar spaceAstronomers have made the first definitive interstellar detection of benzonitrile, an intriguing organic molecule that helps to chemically link simple carbon-based molecules and truly massive ones known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. This discovery is a vital clue in a 30-year-old mystery: identifying the source of a faint infrared glow that permeates the Milky Way and other galaxies.
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UC biologists peek into the past to see the future through tiny spider eyesIMAGE: A Hogna wolf spider shows off his magnificent visual system consisting of four pairs of eyes around the front and sides of his head, giving him a near 360-degree view.... view more Credit: Sean McCann With the increasing advantages of DNA sequencing, University of Cincinnati biologists are unraveling many evolutionary mysteries behind the complex world of spider vision. Looking close
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No planets needed: NASA study shows disk patterns can self-generateWhen exoplanet scientists first spotted patterns in disks of dust and gas around young stars, they thought newly formed planets might be the cause. But a recent NASA study cautions that there may be another explanation -- one that doesn't involve planets at all. Exoplanet hunters watch stars for a few telltale signs that there might be planets in orbit, like changes in the color and brightness of
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Hubble probes the archeology of our Milky Way's ancient hubhis Hubble Space Telescope image of a sparkling jewel box full of stars captures the heart of our Milky Way galaxy. Aging red giant stars coexist with their more plentiful younger cousins, the smaller, white, Sun-like stars, in this crowded region of our galaxy’s ancient central hub, or bulge. Most of the bright blue stars in the image are probably recently formed stars located in the foreground,
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Trilobites: You Won’t Like This News About Bedbugs, Ticks and the ‘Bomb Cyclone’“Cold is widely thought of as a fairly ineffective way to deal with bed bugs,” said Mr. White. Even a prolonged polar-vortex-bomb-cyclone death trap probably wouldn’t be enough. Mr. White said he once received an email from someone who tried to freeze bedbugs out of a sofa on a snowbank in a super cold Canadian city. Three months later, they were still alive. Stink bugs and other home invaders Ph
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That Recent Brutally Cold Weather? It’s Getting RarerBut Dr. Tebaldi, a statistician who lives in Colorado, where she works at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, acknowledged that the study might provide little comfort to Northeasterners who experienced the bone-chilling cold during the last week of December and the first week of January. While Arctic air is milder because of climate change, the question of whether global warm
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Thick, 'Rather Clean' Ice Sheets Are Spotted On MarsMars Ice WaterThe researchers used the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to make observations about ice on Mars. NASA hide caption toggle caption NASA The researchers used the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to make observations about ice on Mars. NASA Scientists say that images from Mars show large slopes of ice – and provide a hint at how they were formed. One likely theory involves snowfall on the red planet. The res
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Hubble finds substellar objects in the Orion NebulaIn an unprecedented deep survey for small, faint objects in the Orion Nebula, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered the largest known population of brown dwarfs sprinkled among newborn stars. Looking in the vicinity of the survey stars, researchers not only found several very-low-mass brown dwarf companions, but also three giant planets. They even found an example of bina
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Dengue takes low and slow approach to replicationIMAGE: These cultured cells include one (center) that is infected with a common strain of dengue virus. The genomic material of the virus is highlighted in magenta, and is localized to... view more Credit: Jessica Child DURHAM, N.C. - A new study reveals how dengue virus manages to reproduce itself in an infected person without triggering the body's normal defenses. Duke researchers report th
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Emergency department program for older adults cuts hospitalizations by 33 percentCHICAGO --- Roughly one third of all older patients age 65 and older visiting emergency departments nationwide are admitted to the hospital. But an emergency department program focused on geriatric transitional care has reduced the risk of unnecessary admission of older patients at Northwestern Medicine by 33 percent, according to a new study from Northwestern Univeristy, Mount Sinai Medical Cent
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NASA space telescopes provide a 3-D journey through the Orion NebulaThis image showcases both the visible and infrared visualizations of the Orion Nebula. Credit: NASA, ESA, F. Summers, G. Bacon, Z. Levay, J. DePasquale, L. Frattare, M. Robberto and M. Gennaro (STScI), and R. Hurt (Caltech/IPAC) Astronomers and visualization specialists from NASA's Universe of Learning program have combined visible and infrared vision of the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes to
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Researchers catch supermassive black hole burping—twiceCredit: University of Colorado at Boulder A team led by CU Boulder researchers has caught a supermassive black hole in a distant galaxy snacking on gas and then "burping"—not once, but twice. CU Boulder Assistant Professor Julie Comerford, who led the study, said the supermassive black hole under study appears to have belched – essentially blasting out jets of bright light from the gas it inhaled
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Citizen scientists discover five-planet systemIn its search for exoplanets -- planets outside of our solar system -- NASA's Kepler telescope trails behind Earth, measuring the brightness of stars that may potentially host planets. The instrument identifies potential planets around other stars by looking for dips in the brightness of the stars that occur when planets cross in front of, or transit, them. Typically, computer programs flag the st
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Steep slopes on Mars reveal structure of buried ice on Red PlanetMars Ice WaterResearchers have found eight sites where thick deposits of ice beneath Mars' surface are exposed in faces of eroding slopes. The ice was likely deposited as snow long ago. The deposits hold clues about Mars' climate history and also may make frozen water more accessible than previously thought to future robotic or human exploration missions.
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Marijuana farms expose spotted owls to rat poison in northwest CaliforniaSpotted owls and barred owls are being exposed to high levels of rat poison in northwest California, with illegal marijuana farms the most likely source point, according to a new study. Proposition 64, which legalized recreational marijuana in the state, went into effect this month and is expected to intensify the issue.
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Breaking bad metals with neutronsBy combining the latest developments in neutron scattering and theory, researchers are close to predicting phenomena like superconductivity and magnetism in strongly correlated electron systems. It is likely that the next advances in superconductivity and magnetism will come from such systems, but they might also be used in completely new ways such as quantum computing.
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Photos of California's Deadly MudslidesThe massive wildfires that scorched parts of Southern California last month left hillsides devoid of vegetation and covered with ash and a dried-out layer of topsoil. On Tuesday, heavy rains fell north of Los Angeles, turning many of these hillsides into torrents of mud and boulders that destroyed dozens of homes and damaged hundreds more. At the moment, 17 deaths have been reported, as search an
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Not all strep infections are alike and it may have nothing to do with youOne person infected with strep bacteria might get a painful sore throat; another might face a life-threatening blood infection. Now, scientists are trying to pin down why. Variation between individuals’ immune systems may not be entirely to blame. Instead, extra genes picked up by some pathogens can cause different strains to have wildly different effects on the immune system , even in the same p
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Magnetic coil springs accelerate particles on the SunThis images show the measurements performed by the SECCHI/EUVI-instrument onboard STEREO from 29 April 2014. The image on the left was taken ten minutes prior to the one on the right. The emissions of extreme ultraviolet light (at a wavelength of 304 Å) clearly show a helical motion of the plasma flows. Credit: © NASA/MPS In April and July 2014, the Sun emitted three jets of energetic particles i
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Like Oceans, Freshwater Is Also AcidifyingScientists have known for some time the ocean is acidifying because of climate change. The seas’ absorption of human-generated carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is well documented, along with the harm it is causing ocean creatures like shellfish. But what about freshwater? Is it also soaking up atmospheric carbon? A new paper published today in Current Biology presents some of the first evid
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Citizen scientists discover five-planet systemArtist’s visualization of the K2-138 system, the first multi-planet system discovered by citizen scientists. The central star is slightly smaller and cooler than our sun. The five known planets are all between the size of Earth and Neptune; planet b may potentially be rocky, but planets c, d, e, and f likely contain large amounts of ice and gas. All five planets have orbital periods shorter than
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Solving Darwin's 'abominable mystery': How flowering plants conquered the worldResearchers have found that flowering plants have small cells relative to other major plant groups, made possible by a greatly reduced genome size, and this may explain how they became dominant so rapidly in ecosystems across the world.
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Rising CO2 is causing trouble in freshwaters too, study suggestsAs carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere rise, more CO2 gets absorbed into seawater. As a result, the world's oceans have grown more acidic over time, causing a wide range of well-documented problems for marine animals and ecosystems. Now, researchers present some of the first evidence that similar things are happening in freshwaters too.
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Possible lava tube skylights discovered near the North Pole of the MoonOne of the highest resolution NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter images showing some of the newly discovered lava tube skylight candidates at Philolaus Crater near the North Pole of the Moon (NASA/Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter/SETI Institute/Mars Institute/Pascal Lee). The SETI Institute and the Mars Institute announced today the discovery of small pits in a large crater near the North Pole of the
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GBT detection unlocks exploration of 'aromatic' interstellar chemistryThis is a widefield image of the Taurus Molecular Cloud and surrounding sky, taken from Charlottesville, VA on January 2, 2018. The molecular cloud is the dark, obscured region in the upper left of the image, where the gas and dust are blocking the stars behind the cloud from view. To the right of the image is the Pleiades cluster, and in the bottom left is the star Aldebaran. The image was captu
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This strange condition makes you feel like you just burnt your mouth on hot coffee—indefinitelyThe pain came without warning. It was February of last year, and the man was eating dinner. He’d just reached for a glass of wine. “It really burned my mouth when I started to drink,” says Greg (the healthcare worker in Toronto asked for his name to be changed). The odd and disquieting sensation had no apparent cause—no burns or cuts or other injuries. Yet the burning and tingling Greg felt on hi
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No planets needed: NASA study shows disk patterns can self-generateArcs, rings and spirals appear in the debris disk around the star HD 141569A. The black region in the center is caused by a mask that blocks direct light from the star. This image incorporates observations made in June and August 2015 using the Hubble Space Telescope's STIS instrument. Credit: NASA/Hubble/Konishi et al. 2016 When exoplanet scientists first spotted patterns in disks of dust and ga
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Hubble finds substellar objects in the Orion NebulaThis image is part of a Hubble Space Telescope survey for low-mass stars, brown dwarfs, and planets in the Orion Nebula. Each symbol identifies a pair of objects, which can be seen in the symbol’s center as a single dot of light. Special image processing techniques were used to separate the starlight into a pair of objects. The thicker inner circle represents the primary body, and the thinner out
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Gender Discrimination in Science is Especially CommonAs the national conversation about how women are treated in the workplace continues, a new Pew Research Center report finds that half of women working in science, tech, engineering and math (STEM) jobs report experiencing discrimination at work due to their gender, more than women in non-STEM jobs (41 percent) and far more than men working in STEM jobs (19 percent). Discrimination comes in ma
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Women and men military veterans, childhood adversity and alcohol and drug useIMAGE: Public health scientist Elizabeth Evans at UMass Amherst suggests, after study, that when people join the military or access health care as veterans would be good times to assess and... view more Credit: UMass Amherst AMHERST, Mass. - Results of a national study led by public health scientist Elizabeth Evans at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with others at the U.S. Department
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Researchers demonstrate RAS dimers are essential for cancerIMAGE: RAS oncogenes work in pairs, known as "dimers. " view more Credit: UT Southwestern DALLAS - Jan. 11, 2018 - Mutated RAS genes are some of the most common genetic drivers of cancer, especially in aggressive cancers like pancreatic and lung cancer, but no medicines that target RAS are available despite decades of effort. Researchers at UT Southwestern's Simmons Cancer Center have
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Failed outpatient sterilization procedures not associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes: StudyBOSTON-- While the risk of pregnancy is low after female sterilization procedures, 60 percent of pregnancies that do occur result in a live birth, according to a new study. Researchers looked at data from close to 1,000 pregnancies after failed outpatient and surgical sterilization procedures and found that while neither option was associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, outpatient procedures
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The coming of age of gene therapy: A review of the past and path forwardIMAGE: A new gene is injected into an adenovirus vector, which is used to introduce the modified DNA into a human cell. If the treatment is successful, the new gene will... view more Credit: US National Library of Medicine After three decades of hopes tempered by setbacks, gene therapy--the process of treating a disease by modifying a person's DNA--is no longer the future of medicine, but is
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GBT detection unlocks exploration of 'aromatic' interstellar chemistryIMAGE: The aromatic molecule benzonitrile was detected by the GBT in the Taurus Molecular Cloud 1 (TMC-1). view more Credit: B. McGuire, B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF) Summary: Astronomers using the Green Bank Telescope have made the first definitive interstellar detection of benzonitrile, an intriguing organic molecule that helps to chemically link simple carbon-based molecules and truly massive
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Breaking bad metals with neutronsIMAGE: A comparison of the theoretical calculations (top row) and inelastic neutron scattering data from ARCS at the Spallation Neutron Source (bottom row) shows the excellent agreement between the two. The... view more Credit: DOE/Argonne National Laboratory By exploiting the properties of neutrons to probe electrons in a metal, a team of researchers led by the U.S. Department of Energy's (D
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NIH study supports use of short-term HIV treatment interruption in clinical trialsA short-term pause in HIV treatment during a carefully monitored clinical trial does not lead to lasting expansion of the HIV reservoir nor cause irreversible damage to the immune system, new findings suggest. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) benefits the health of people living with HIV, prolongs their lives and prevents transmission of the virus to others. If taken daily as directed, ART can re
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Researchers map druggable genomic targets in evolving malaria parasiteResearchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues across the country and around the world, have used whole genome analyses and chemogenetics to identify new drug targets and resistance genes in 262 parasite cell lines of Plasmodium falciparum -- protozoan pathogens that cause malaria -- that are resistant to 37 diverse antimalarial compounds. The study, publi
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How the animal brain deciphers the locations of animals nearbyTwo new studies have identified a subset of neurons in the bat and rat hippocampi, respectively, that specifically encode the spatial position of others of the same species. While scientists have been able to identify neurons that help an organism decipher its own spatial location, surprisingly little is known about how the positions of other animals, relative to the self, are represented in the
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How the malarial parasite is evading our arsenal of drugsA team of researchers has identified numerous mutations that allow the malaria-causing parasite Plasmodium falciparum to become resistant to treatment. Knowing the identity of genes that impart multidrug resistance is important for the design of new drugs, and for understanding how existing therapeutics can lose their efficacy in clinical settings. Worldwide, hundreds of thousands of people die f
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Organic molecule benzonitrile detected in spaceIMAGE: This is a widefield image of the Taurus Molecular Cloud and surrounding sky, taken from Charlottesville, VA on January 2, 2018. The molecular cloud is the dark, obscured region in... view more Credit: Brett A. McGuire Scientists studying a cold molecular cloud of the Taurus region with radio telescopes have detected the presence of a particular organic molecule called benzonitrile. T
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Multiple sites rich in water ice found on MarsErosion on Mars is exposing deposits of water ice, starting at depths as shallow as one to two meters below the surface and extending 100 meters or more. The ice is a critical target for science and exploration: it affects modern geomorphology, is expected to preserve a record of climate history, influences the planet's habitability, and may be a potential resource for future exploration. Whilst
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The brain's GPS has a buddy systemIMAGE: These are the four types of spatial models for the hippocampus that are proposed in this paper. view more Credit: RIKEN To be successful as a social animal, you need to know where you stand relative to others. Brain cells that perform precisely this function--locating the 'self' and others in space--have now been identified. In rats, the same brain area that stores the animal's own l
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NIH researchers report first 3-D structure of DHHC enzymesIMAGE: Human DHHC20 (yellow) is embedded in the Golgi membrane (green), a compartment located inside cells. DHHC20 attaches a fatty acid chain (white) to a target protein (blue, foreground), which anchors... view more Credit: Credit: Jeremy Swan, NICHD/NIH The first three-dimensional structure of DHHC proteins--enzymes involved in many cellular processes, including cancer--explains how they f
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Different strains of same bacteria trigger widely varying immune responsesIMAGE: Scanning electron micrograph of S. aureus bacteria escaping destruction by human white blood cells. view more Credit: NIAID via Flickr Genetic differences between different strains of the same pathogenic bacterial species appear to result in widely varying immune system responses, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens . Previous research has found that different people va
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Human protein may aid neuron invasion by virus that causes hand, foot, and mouth diseaseA human protein known as prohibitin may play a significant role in infection of the nervous system by EV71, one of several viruses that can cause hand, foot, and mouth disease. Issac Too of the National University of Singapore and colleagues highlight this finding in a new PLOS Pathogens study. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is usually mild, with symptoms such as skin rash and fever. However, espe
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Risk of non-infectious elephantiasis mapped in CameroonBoth the etiology and demographics of podoconiosis, a non-infectious disease which causes massive swelling of the legs, are poorly understood. To help contribute to the global atlas of podoconiosis knowledge, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have now described the distribution of podoconiosis in Cameroon. Podoconiosis, a non-filarial form of elephantiasis which was identi
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Solving Darwin's 'abominable mystery': How flowering plants conquered the worldScientists have found an explanation for how flowering plants became dominant so rapidly in ecosystems across the world -- a problem that Charles Darwin called an 'abominable mystery'. In a study publishing on January 11 in the open access journal PLOS Biology , Kevin Simonin and Adam Roddy, from San Francisco State University and Yale University respectively, found that flowering plants have sma
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Mars has ice sheets 130 metres thick hiding below its red dustMars Ice WaterRoving on thick ice NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS By Leah Crane Just below the surface, Mars is full of ice. New observations have revealed steep cliffs cut out of thick sheets of ice, which may be able to tell us about the planet’s climate over the past millions of years. We know from previous radar studies that ice abounds just under Mars’s dusty surface, but where exactly it is in the Martian crus
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UK’s plastic bag ban is a pitiful attempt at a greener futureTough on plastic bags, but it’s not enough Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty By Michael Le Page Prime Minister Theresa May today unveiled the UK government’s long-awaited 25-year plan for improving the environment . It contains much talk about protecting wildlife, making the country cleaner and greener, and so on. It all sounds wonderful, but it is mostly waffle. “The government’s 25-year environm
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Hidden exoplanets could be revealed by echoing lightA shadow may not be the only way to spot alien worlds NASA, ESA, L. Calçada By Shannon Hall Echoes can reveal the unseen. Similar to how a killer whale can “see” through pitch-black water by bouncing high-frequency sound waves off objects, we could use light to discover exoplanets. Whenever a star emits a bright flare of radiation, some of its light may reach Earth where astronomers will meas
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Steep slopes on Mars reveal structure of buried iceMars Ice WaterCredit: NASA Buried glaciers have been spotted on Mars, offering new hints about how much water may be accessible on the Red Planet and where it is located, researchers said Thursday. Although ice has long been known to exist on Mars, a better understanding of its depth and location could be vital to future human explorers, said the report in the US journal Science . Erosion has exposed eight i
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The 'Black Hole' Optical Illusion of the Bird of Paradise ExplainedBlack doesn't get much blacker than the plumage of male birds of paradise, and new research reveals why. The blackest feathers of these rainforest birds are fundamentally differently shaped, on a microscopic level, compared with regular black feathers. The nanostructure of the feather makes them particularly prone to scattering and reabsorbing light, and that in turn makes them not only
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New Study Suggests CRISPR-Cas9 May Not Work In Many PeopleThe story began in 1987 when Yoshimumi Ishino of Osaka University discovered that clusters of short sequences in certain bacterial DNA could target DNA within viruses. These palindromic clusters clusters were held together by spacer materials, and eventually came to be known as “Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats,” abbreviated as “CRISPR.” Researchers found that protein fam
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Article provides detailed look at participants in Golden Retriever Lifetime StudyBlaze, shown here in Durango, Colo., is the last enrolled dog in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. Credit: Dr. Sharon Albright, Morris Animal Foundation What do 3,044 golden retrievers across the nation have in common? They are the principal players in the second published scientific paper from Morris Animal Foundation's groundbreaking Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, highlighting characterist
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Scientists Discover Clean Water Ice Just Below Mars' SurfaceLocked away beneath the surface of Mars are vast quantities of water ice. But the properties of that ice—how pure it is, how deep it goes, what shape it takes—remain a mystery to planetary geologists. Those things matter to mission planners, too: Future visitors to Mars , be they short-term sojourners or long-term settlers, will need to understand the planet's subsurface ice reserves if they want
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Scientists make cells that enable the sense of touchHuman embryonic stem cell-derived neurons (green) showing nuclei in blue. Left: with retinoic acid added. Right: with retinoic acid and BMP4 added, creating proprioceptive sensory interneurons (pink). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/ Stem Cell Reports Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have, for the first time, coaxe
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Tropical Cyclone Joyce soaking northwestern Australia coastOn Jan. 11 at 12:54 a.m. EST (0554 UTC) NOAA's JPSS-1 or NOAA-20 satellite showed Joyce's center just off the coast, while bands of thunderstorms wrapping into the center extended toward the northwest over the Southern Indian Ocean, and toward the southeast over Western Australia. Credit: NOAA/NASA Rapid Response Team Tropical Cyclone Joyce, formerly known as tropical cyclone 5S, was moving south
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Babies stir up clouds of bio-gunk when they crawlWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- When babies crawl, their movement across floors, especially carpeted surfaces, kicks up high levels of dirt, skin cells, bacteria, pollen, and fungal spores, a new study has found. The infants inhale a dose of bio bits in their lungs that is four times (per kilogram of body mass) what an adult would breathe walking across the same floor. As alarming as that sounds, lead re
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A look at participants in Morris Animal Foundation golden retriever lifetime studyDENVER/Jan. 11, 2017 - What do 3,044 golden retrievers across the nation have in common? They are the principal players in the second published scientific paper from Morris Animal Foundation 's groundbreaking Golden Retriever Lifetime Study , highlighting characteristics of the dogs in this landmark study, including age, medical condition, preventive care and more. Published in the November issue
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Tropical Cyclone Joyce soaking northwestern Australia coastIMAGE: On Jan. 11 at 12:54 a.m. EST (0554 UTC) NOAA's JPSS-1 or NOAA-20 satellite showed Joyce's center just off the coast, while bands of thunderstorms wrapping into the center extended... view more Credit: Credits: NOAA/NASA Rapid Response Team Tropical Cyclone Joyce, formerly known as tropical cyclone 5S, was moving south along the coast of Cape Leveque, Western Australia on Jan. 11 when a
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Forskere har dna-bevis: Der er en ulv i NordjyllandForskerne har nu klart bevis for, at der er en ulv i Nordjylland. Og ikke nok med det: de kan også sige præcis hvilken ulv, der er tale om - og at der ikke er tale om én, vi tidligere har haft her i landet. En dna-prøve taget i Vesthimmerland den 23. november afslørede nemlig, at ulven er en hanulv, der stammer fra et ulvekobbel med base nær den tyske by Lübtheen, der ligger 80 km sydøst for Hamb
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The Flu Goes ViralHave you been feeling under the weather? You’re not alone. From Australia to California to your sofa, the flu has hit the world hard this year, and it might get worse From the New York Times : Even in the absence of a pandemic, a severe flu year kills nearly 650,000 people worldwide, while a mild one kills just under 300,000, the study concluded. In recent years, the C.D.C. estimates, flu has kil
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Shallow ice sheets discovered on Mars could aid future astronautsIn the Jan. 20 SN : the race to Mars, hormone replacement therapy’s second chance, soap bubble snow globes, a far-out quasar, climate change’s extreme results, an indiscriminate snake fungus and more.
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Researchers map druggable genomic targets in evolving malaria parasiteThis photomicrograph of a blood smear contains a macro- and microgametocyte of the Plasmodium falciparum parasite. Credit: Wikipedia. Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues across the country and around the world, have used whole genome analyses and chemogenetics to identify new drug targets and resistance genes in 262 parasite cell lines of Plasmodi
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Breaking bad metals with neutronsA comparison of the theoretical calculations (top row) and inelastic neutron scattering data from ARCS at the Spallation Neutron Source (bottom row) shows the excellent agreement between the two. The three figures represent different slices through the four-dimensional scattering volumes produced by the electronic excitations. Credit: DOE/Argonne National Laboratory By exploiting the properties o
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Researchers report first 3-D structure of DHHC enzymesHuman DHHC20 (yellow) is embedded in the Golgi membrane (green), a compartment located inside cells. DHHC20 attaches a fatty acid chain (white) to a target protein (blue, foreground), which anchors the protein to the Golgi membrane. Credit: Jeremy Swan, NICHD/NIH The first three-dimensional structure of DHHC proteins—enzymes involved in many cellular processes, including cancer—explains how they
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Solving Darwin's 'abominable mystery': How flowering plants conquered the worldCredit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists have found an explanation for how flowering plants became dominant so rapidly in ecosystems across the world—a problem that Charles Darwin called an 'abominable mystery'. In a study publishing on January 11 in the open access journal PLOS Biology , Kevin Simonin and Adam Roddy, from San Francisco State University and Yale University respectively, found that fl
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With ‘Downsized’ DNA, Flowering Plants Took Over the WorldWhen people consider evolutionary events related to the origin and diversification of new species and groups, they tend to emphasize novel adaptations — specific genes giving rise to new, beneficial traits. But a growing body of research suggests that in some cases, that deciding factor may be something much more fundamental: size. In a paper published today in PLOS Biology , a pair of researcher
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Molecular Clue to the Mystery of Carbon's Cosmic Origin UncoveredSome 18 percent of the human body’s weight is carbon. The simple element is considered the backbone of life, and is also abundant in Earth’s rocks, atmosphere and oceans. Scientists don’t know how carbon first appeared on our planet, but now astronomers have discovered a special molecule in space that could help trace this essential element back to its source. Researchers using the Green Bank
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Facebook, Twitter Under Fire From Activist InvestorsA big pension fund and an activist investment firm Thursday said they had filed shareholder proposals pushing Facebook and Twitter to take more responsibility for managing content on their platforms, including mistreatment of women, fake news, election interference, violence, and hate speech—in other words, the same issues that have kept social-media giants in the crosshairs for the past year. Th
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Don't Touch the Monkeys! Florida Macaques Carry Virus Lethal to HumansMonkeys infected with the herpes B virus may be symptom-free, but in people the virus can be fatal. Credit: Shutterstock Visitors to Florida's Silver Springs State Park should avoid monkeying around with the reserve's feral macaques; officials warn that the primates carry a strain of the herpes virus that can be fatal to humans. About 175 free-roaming rhesus macaques ( Macaca mulatta ) inha
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Investigation Questions Transparency for Failed TB VaxThe BMJ inquiry finds that researchers presented only select results from animal experiments when applying for funding and approval for human trials.
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Frankenstein lives onSummary It was 200 years ago that Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus was published. Over the decades, this gothic tale has captured the popular imagination through the numerous theater productions and films it inspired. The story is commonly taken to imply a dire warning about the dangers of scientific hubris. Just mention the name Frankenstein and laypersons think of scientis
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The long shadow of FrankensteinSummary In January 1818, Mary Shelley published her book Frankenstein , a terrifying story of a doctor who builds a creature from scavenged body parts, then recoils in horror, spurns it, and sees his friends and family destroyed by the monster. Two hundred years later, Frankenstein is still essential reading for anyone working in science. In this special issue, Science examines the lasting legacy
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How a horror story haunts scienceSummary In conceiving her novel Frankenstein , Mary Shelley was influenced by the nascent medical science of the day and by early experiments on electricity. In return, Frankenstein has haunted science ever since. Shelley's book and subsequent films and plays have become what one author calls "the governing myth of modern biology": a cautionary tale of scientific hubris. The scientific literature
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Creating a modern monsterSummary When Mary Shelley published her story of Victor Frankenstein and his misshapen monster in 1818, she provided little detail about how exactly the doctor built his creation, except that "the dissecting room and the slaughter-house furnished many of [his] materials" and that he infused "a spark of being in the lifeless thing." But what if Shelley had written her book today? Here is an overvi
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Taming the monsters of tomorrowSummary In Mary Shelley's novel, the scientist Victor Frankenstein fears that creating a female companion to his unhappy monster could lead to a "race of devils" that could drive humanity extinct. Today, some scientists worry about scientific advances in the real world that could kill all of humanity, or at least end civilization as we know it. Some two dozen researchers at three academic centers
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A glossary of FrankenwordsSummary Along with fears about scientific overreach, Mary Shelley's novel has inspired hundreds of whimsical names for products and phenomena—from Frankencells and Frankengenes to Frankenslime and Frankenswine. Here's a selection.
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Global science for city policySummary Research and data are increasingly at the heart of how we conceive of urban governance. Urban control rooms and city dashboards championed by cities like Chicago, São Paulo, and London have been promising real-time snapshots and tracking over time of urban systems, via geolocated mobility data sets, social media inputs, environmental sensors, and other tools ( 1 ). At the international le
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Seeing the real thingColorized view of the Golgi complex surrounded by COPI-coated vesicles and other organelles CREDIT: Y. S. BYKOV ET AL., ELIFE 10.7554/ELIFE.32493 (2017) Membrane trafficking within the Golgi complex is mediated by COPI (coat protein complex I)-coated vesicles. Much is known about these vesicles and coats from in vitro studies, but their makeup in situ is less well understood. Bykov et al. used cr
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A death knell for relapsed leukemia?A subset of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) experience partial or even complete remissions after treatment with conventional chemotherapeutic drugs. Almost invariably, however, the disease returns and is often fatal. Relapse has been attributed to the expansion of preexisting leukemic clones that are resistant to therapy. In a preclinical study, Pan et al. investigated whether better e
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Multiple strategies needed to improve agricultural productivityShifts in behavior and process will facilitate the integration of organic farming as a large-scale, sustainable agricultural approach. PHOTO: DON KLUMPP/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO The world will need 50% more agricultural output by 2050 to keep up with global population growth. Muller et al. ask whether organic agriculture is compatible with producing enough food to feed the world in a sustainable manner.
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Labs, lectures, and gender differencesGendered performance differences (GPDs) remain an issue in ensuring equitable access in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Matz et al. systematically measured performance gaps across STEM courses to further investigate the contribution of GPDs to performance and/or persistence in STEM. This report is the first wide-ranging, multi-institution assessment of GPDs, encompassing
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CRISPR corrects deafness in miceLimited treatment options are available for individuals with hereditary hearing loss. CRISPR-Cas9 editing can be used as molecular scissors that snip out mutant DNA sequences to permit gene repair. Gao et al. asked whether the Cas9 cutting enzyme could be used to correct genetic deafness caused by dominant mutations in the Tmc1 gene. The researchers performed a lipid-mediated delivery of Cas9-RNA
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Make no bones about titaniumTitanium and its alloys with aluminum or niobium have been used for medical implants, such as metal plates to hold fractured bones together, because titanium bonds well to bone. However, pure titanium is much stiffer than bone material, and it can shield the surrounding bone from normal loads and stresses. This causes the bone to weaken because remodeling depends on stress history. Takizawa et al
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Shifting zwitterion reactivityPhosphines are often ligands for transition metal catalysts, but they can catalyze reactions at unsaturated carbon atoms by forming phosphonium zwitterions. For example, triphenylphosphine forms a zwitterion with methylvinylketone that acts as a nucleophile to convert n -alkyl aldehydes to β-hydroxy enones (the Morita-Baylis-Hillman reaction). Bauer et al. show that when the reaction is conducted
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The epigenetic control of stemness in CD8+ T cell fate commitmentAfter priming, naïve CD8 + T lymphocytes establish specific heritable transcription programs that define progression to long-lasting memory cells or to short-lived effector cells. Although lineage specification is critical for protection, it remains unclear how chromatin dynamics contributes to the control of gene expression programs. We explored the role of gene silencing by the histone methylt
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Coherent band excitations in CePd3: A comparison of neutron scattering and ab initio theoryIn common with many strongly correlated electron systems, intermediate valence compounds are believed to display a crossover from a high-temperature regime of incoherently fluctuating local moments to a low-temperature regime of coherent hybridized bands. We show that inelastic neutron scattering measurements of the dynamic magnetic susceptibility of CePd 3 provides a benchmark for ab initio calc
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Mapping the malaria parasite druggable genome by using in vitro evolution and chemogenomicsChemogenetic characterization through in vitro evolution combined with whole-genome analysis can identify antimalarial drug targets and drug-resistance genes. We performed a genome analysis of 262 Plasmodium falciparum parasites resistant to 37 diverse compounds. We found 159 gene amplifications and 148 nonsynonymous changes in 83 genes associated with drug-resistance acquisition, where gene ampl
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Exposed subsurface ice sheets in the Martian mid-latitudesThick deposits cover broad regions of the Martian mid-latitudes with a smooth mantle; erosion in these regions creates scarps that expose the internal structure of the mantle. We investigated eight of these locations and found that they expose deposits of water ice that can be >100 meters thick, extending downward from depths as shallow as 1 to 2 meters below the surface. The scarps are actively
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Detection of the aromatic molecule benzonitrile (c-C6H5CN) in the interstellar mediumPolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and polycyclic aromatic nitrogen heterocycles are thought to be widespread throughout the universe, because these classes of molecules are probably responsible for the unidentified infrared bands, a set of emission features seen in numerous Galactic and extragalactic sources. Despite their expected ubiquity, astronomical identification of specific aromatic molecul
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Ordered macro-microporous metal-organic framework single crystalsWe constructed highly oriented and ordered macropores within metal-organic framework (MOF) single crystals, opening up the area of three-dimensional–ordered macro-microporous materials (that is, materials containing both macro- and micropores) in single-crystalline form. Our methodology relies on the strong shaping effects of a polystyrene nanosphere monolith template and a double-solvent–induced
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Antagonism toward the intestinal microbiota and its effect on Vibrio cholerae virulenceThe bacterial type VI secretion system (T6SS) is a nanomachine that delivers toxic effector proteins into target cells, killing them. In mice, we found that the Vibrio cholerae T6SS attacks members of the host commensal microbiota in vivo, facilitating the pathogen’s colonization of the gut. This microbial antagonistic interaction drives measurable changes in the pathogenicity of V. cholerae thro
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Spatial representations of self and other in the hippocampusAn animal’s awareness of its location in space depends on the activity of place cells in the hippocampus. How the brain encodes the spatial position of others has not yet been identified. We investigated neuronal representations of other animals’ locations in the dorsal CA1 region of the hippocampus with an observational T-maze task in which one rat was required to observe another rat’s trajector
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Social place-cells in the bat hippocampusSocial animals have to know the spatial positions of conspecifics. However, it is unknown how the position of others is represented in the brain. We designed a spatial observational-learning task, in which an observer bat mimicked a demonstrator bat while we recorded hippocampal dorsal-CA1 neurons from the observer bat. A neuronal subpopulation represented the position of the other bat, in alloce
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Rapid hybrid speciation in Darwins finchesHomoploid hybrid speciation in animals has been inferred frequently from patterns of variation, but few examples have withstood critical scrutiny. Here we report a directly documented example, from its origin to reproductive isolation. An immigrant Darwin’s finch to Daphne Major in the Galápagos archipelago initiated a new genetic lineage by breeding with a resident finch ( Geospiza fortis ). Gen
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Structure of the human TRPM4 ion channel in a lipid nanodiscTransient receptor potential (TRP) melastatin 4 (TRPM4) is a widely expressed cation channel associated with a variety of cardiovascular disorders. TRPM4 is activated by increased intracellular calcium in a voltage-dependent manner but, unlike many other TRP channels, is permeable to monovalent cations only. Here we present two structures of full-length human TRPM4 embedded in lipid nanodiscs at
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CX3CR1+ mononuclear phagocytes control immunity to intestinal fungiIntestinal fungi are an important component of the microbiota, and recent studies have unveiled their potential in modulating host immune homeostasis and inflammatory disease. Nonetheless, the mechanisms governing immunity to gut fungal communities (mycobiota) remain unknown. We identified CX3CR1 + mononuclear phagocytes (MNPs) as being essential for the initiation of innate and adaptive immune r
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Structure of the cold- and menthol-sensing ion channel TRPM8Transient receptor potential melastatin (TRPM) cation channels are polymodal sensors that are involved in a variety of physiological processes. Within the TRPM family, member 8 (TRPM8) is the primary cold and menthol sensor in humans. We determined the cryo–electron microscopy structure of the full-length TRPM8 from the collared flycatcher at an overall resolution of ~4.1 ångstroms. Our TRPM8 str
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My second life as a teacherFor most of my educational and professional life, I pursued a fairly standard trajectory. A bachelor's degree in physics and astronomy, a master's in optical physics, and a Ph.D. in astronomy prepared me for a postdoctoral fellowship and subsequent work as a scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. I moved on to a visiting professorship and then a research professorship at Tufts Universit
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Gene therapy comes of ageGene therapy: The power of persistence Nearly 50 years after the concept was first proposed, gene therapy is now considered a promising treatment option for several human diseases. The path to success has been long and tortuous. Serious adverse effects were encountered in early clinical studies, but this fueled basic research that led to safer and more efficient gene transfer vectors. Gene therap
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Fatty acyl recognition and transfer by an integral membrane S-acyltransferaseDHHC (Asp-His-His-Cys) palmitoyltransferases are eukaryotic integral membrane enzymes that catalyze protein palmitoylation, which is important in a range of physiological processes, including small guanosine triphosphatase (GTPase) signaling, cell adhesion, and neuronal receptor scaffolding. We present crystal structures of two DHHC palmitoyltransferases and a covalent intermediate mimic. The act
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UCLA scientists make cells that enable the sense of touchIMAGE: Human embryonic stem cell-derived neurons (green) showing nuclei in blue. Left: with retinoic acid added. Right: with retinoic acid and BMP4 added, creating proprioceptive sensory interneurons (pink). view more Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Stem Cell Reports Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have, for t
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Scientist's work may provide answer to martian mountain mysteryIMAGE: In a paper published in the journal Physical Review E , Dr. William Anderson, a fluid dynamics expert at the University of Texas at Dallas, proposes a solution to a Martian... view more Credit: University of Texas at Dallas By seeing which way the wind blows, a University of Texas at Dallas fluid dynamics expert has helped propose a solution to a Martian mountain mystery. Dr. William
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Hubble telescope ramps up search for Europa’s watery plumesOXON HILL, Md. — Astronomers may soon know for sure if Europa is spouting off. After finding signs that Jupiter’s icy moon emits repeating plumes of water near its southern pole, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope hope to detect more evidence of the geysers. “The statistical significance is starting to look pretty good,” astronomer William Sparks of the Space Telescope Science Institute
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Top European chefs take electric pulse fishing off the menuElectric pulse fishing involves dragging electrically charged lines just above the seafloor that shock marine life up from low-lying positions into trawling nets More than 200 top chefs across Europe have pledged to stop sourcing seafood obtained by electric pulse fishing, days before an EU vote that could expand the use of the controversial technique, an ocean advocacy group said Thursday. "We r
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This Bird 'Eyeball' Survived 120 Million YearsThe fossil of an ancient bird discovered in Liaoning, China: The black box shows where the bird's well-preserved, fossilized eye tissues are located. Credit: Tanaka G. et al./Heliyon Scientists have discovered a surprisingly "visionary" detail about a dinosaur-age bird that had a tooth-filled beak: It could likely see in color. An analysis of the 120-million-year-old bird revealed that the
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Boston Museum Tries New System for Protecting Artwork: A Dog’s NoseThey wondered: Could Ms. Luongo train Riley to detect insects that tend to eat through textiles and wood when given the chance? If so, it would be another layer of defense against critters that can pose a long-term threat to the artwork. As is, the museum has a variety of pest-control tactics, including quarantining new artwork before it’s placed in galleries. But no amount of prevention tactics
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Patient education brochure provides low-cost solution to avoid diversion of unused OpioidsCHICAGO (Jan. 11, 2018): Unused prescription painkillers lying around the home have proven to be a major source of drugs supplying the nation's opioid epidemic, 1 but a new patient education brochure that describes safe disposal practices of unused pain pills can be a low-cost and effective way of getting patients to properly dispose of their leftover medications, according to study results publi
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Do less harm: E-cigarettes a safer option than smokingQuitting smoking is among the top New Year's resolutions, but is notoriously difficult to do and often requires multiple attempts and strategies. A growing body of research points to using a harm minimization approach for smoking cessation. Harm minimization recognizes that while quitting smoking altogether is ideal, reducing exposure to harmful cigarette smoke by switching to safer nicotine prod
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New polygenic hazard score predicts when men develop prostate cancerAn international team, led by researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, has developed and validated a genetic tool for predicting age of onset of aggressive prostate cancer, a disease that kills more than 26,000 American men annually. The tool, described in the January 11 online issue of the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal ), may potentially be used to
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Stevie Wonder wows crowd on 'smart' piano at tech showTrying to distinguish your product among the thousands at the CES gadget show is no easy feat, so it helps when music legend Stevie Wonder pays an unexpected visit.
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South Korea’s Cryptocurrency Trading Ban Is No Done DealSouth Korea’s Cryptocurrency Trading Ban Is No Done Deal The government of South Korea is considering a ban on cryptocurrency trading, but it’s by no means guaranteed to come into effect. The news: The nation’s justice minister revealed that the government is preparing legislation that would ban cryptocurrency… Read more The government of South Korea is considering a ban on cryptocurrency tradi
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EU vil bruge 7,5 milliarder på fire computereEU vil investere 7,5 milliarder kroner i fire supercomputere. To af disse skal være i absolut verdensklasse, mens de to andre bliver et niveau under. Ambitionen er, at computerne skal stå færdige i 2020. Det oplyser Europa-Kommissionen i en pressemeddelelse . - Supercomputere er den motor, der driver den digitale økonomi. Det er et barsk kapløb, og EU halter på nuværende tidspunkt bagefter: Vi ha
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Carmaker PSA picks new head of British unit VauxhallPeugeot put their man in the driver's seat at Vauxhall French auto giant PSA, maker of Citroen and Peugeot vehicles, on Thursday picked the group's sales and marketing boss Stephen Norman to run its troubled UK brand Vauxhall. Norman will become managing director of Vauxhall Motors and Opel Ireland with effect from February 1, Vauxhall said in a statement just days after it axed 250 more jobs at
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Finally, a Robot Smart Enough to Hand You the Wrench You NeedBeware robots bearing power tools. The robot shown here, called ARMAR-6, could be one of the most advanced robotic helpers tested to date. But it could also mark the beginning of further encroachment by robots into areas of manual work. ARMAR-6 can already respond to simple voice commands in useful ways. Ask it to hand you a wrench, for example, and it will ask which one before giving you the cor
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The House Passed a Bill to Renew a Controversial Foreign Surveillance ToolNYC to Big Oil: It’s Time to Pay for Climate Change New York City is suing five of the world's biggest oil firms in a bid to cover expensive preparations for rising sea levels and extreme weather. BP, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and Shell are all being taken to court by the city, reports the… Read more New York City is suing five of the world's biggest oil firms in a bid to cover expens
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Shawn Brimley's TownWe live in an era in which writers lament the end of expertise as a virtue and the president of the United States proudly eschews the nuances and details of his own policies, preferring to spend his days watching television. Nonetheless, elsewhere in the federal government each day, committed men and women from the three branches of government study, formulate, and execute public policy to serve
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Airbnb 'disappointed' by Amsterdam plan to cut rentalsPointing out it contributed millions in tourist taxes in 2015 and 2016, Airbnb is challenging a Dutch ruling halving the limit for private home rentals in Amsterdam Rent-a-room giant Airbnb has voiced disappointment in Amsterdam's plans to impose a 30-day limit on letting private homes, saying it will harm the local economy. "We have built a responsible home sharing community on Airbnb benefiting
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Yamaha motorcycle comes on command at CES eventYamaha's 'Motoroid' concept electric motorcycle reaches speeds topping 200 kilometers per hour but is blind, relying on pre-programmed routes With a wave, Kinji Asamura summoned a riderless motorcycle to his side in the Yamaha booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. The concept electric motorcycle , called 'Motoroid,' then balanced in position, holding its place even when A
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New insight into climate impacts of deforestationCredit: Wikipedia. Deforestation is likely to warm the climate even more than originally thought, scientists warn. An international team of scientists, led by the University of Leeds, studied the way that reactive gases emitted by trees and vegetation affect the climate. Their research, published today in Nature Communications , found these reactive gases cool our climate, meaning deforestation w
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100 år med symmetri, superheterodynprincip og spansk sygeSkal man tro Knut Hamsun, gælder det, at om hundrede år er alting glemt . Det kan være der noget rigtigt i, men alting er nu lige godt nok et stærkt udtryk. Noget husker vi – eller bør huske – selv efter hundrede år. Det er også tilfældet med 1918, som jo var et markant år i verdenshistorien med afslutningen af Første Verdenskrig, som resulterede i et helt nyt europæisk landkort. Også inden for d
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New studies aim to boost social science methods in conservation researchScientists have produced a series of papers designed to improve research on conservation and the environment. A group of researchers, led by the University of Exeter, have contributed to a special issue of the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution to examine commonly used social science techniques and provide a checklist for scientists to follow. Traditional conservation biology has been domin
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Pulses of light to encrypt data and protect security of cryptocurrenciesOrganic-molecule enhanced frequency comb. A single input laser (left) enters the spherical frequency comb generator that includes a single layer of organic molecules (4-diethylamino(styryl)]pyridinium, DASP). The light orbits inside the sphere over 10,000x in a few nanoseconds, interacting with the molecules during each orbit and resulting in the generation of the frequency comb. Credit: Vinh Die
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Machine learning predicts new details of geothermal heat flux beneath the Greenland Ice SheetGeothermal heat flux predictions for Greenland. Direct GHF measurements from the coastal rock cores, inferences from ice cores, and additional Gaussian-fit GHF data around ice core sites are used as training samples. Predictions are shown for three different values. The white dashed region roughly shows the extent of elevated heat flux and a possible trajectory of Greenland's movement over the Ic
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Developing a secure, un-hackable netCredit: CC0 Public Domain A method of securely communicating between multiple quantum devices has been developed by a UCL-led team of scientists, bringing forward the reality of a large-scale, un- hackable quantum network. To date, communicating via quantum networks has only been possible between two devices of known provenance that have been built securely. With the EU and UK committing €1 bil
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Team makes short nanotube samples by hand to dramatically cut production timeThread-like fibers created with a new, rapid method at Rice University are made of billions of carbon nanotubes that can be quickly aligned by shear force between slides. Credit: Complex Forms of Complex Fluids/Rice University The terms "handmade" and "high tech" are not commonly found in the same sentence, but they both apply to a Rice University method to quickly produce fibers from carbon nano
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Scientists shed light on new low-cost material for seeing in the darkDr. Wendy Sarney uses the molecular beam epitaxy machine at the US Army Research Laboratory to produce infrared detector materials with a new synthesis process. Credit: US Army Scientists at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Stony Brook University have developed a new synthesis process for low-cost fabrication of a material previously discounted in literature for high-sensitivity infrared cam
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NASA team first to demonstrate X-ray navigation in spaceNICER's mirror assemblies concentrate X-rays onto silicon detectors to gather data that probes the interior makeup of neutron stars, including those that appear to flash regularly, called pulsars. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Keith Gendreau In a technology first, a team of NASA engineers has demonstrated fully autonomous X-ray navigation in space—a capability that could revolutioniz
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Army scientists improve human-agent teaming by making AI agents more transparentThe Autonomous Squad Member is a small ground robot that interacts with and communicates with an infantry squad. As part of the overall ASM program, Chen and colleagues developed transparency visualization concepts, which they used to investigate the effects of agent transparency levels on operator performance. Informed by the SAT model, the ASM's user interface features an '"at a glance" transpa
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Correct warm-up reduces soccer injuries in children by halfA warm-up program developed specially for children reduces soccer injuries by around 50 percent. Sports scientists from the University of Basel reported these findings in the academic journal Sports Medicine. A total of 243 teams comprising around 3,900 children from four European countries took part in the study.
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Pulses of light to encrypt data and protect security of cryptocurrenciesIMAGE: This is an image of organic-molecule enhanced frequency comb. A single input laser (left) enters the spherical frequency comb generator that includes a single layer of organic molecules (4-diethylamino(styryl)]pyridinium,... view more Credit: Vinh Diep and Alexa Hudnut Data travels through thousands of miles of fiber optic cables underneath the world's oceans--via pulses of light. An
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Mount Sinai research discovers possible link between Crohn's & Parkinson's in Jewish populationMount Sinai Researchers have just discovered that patients in the Ashkenazi Jewish population with Crohn's disease (a chronic inflammatory of the digestive system) are more likely to carry the LRRK2 gene mutation. This gene is the major genetic cause of Parkinson's disease, which is a movement disorder. The study's findings, published in the January 10, 2018 issue of Science Translational Medicin
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The Sanskrit Effect: How Verbal Recitation Boosts Cognitive FunctionYou hear a lot of strange theories in yoga studios. In my 20 years of practicing yoga I’ve listened to plenty of suspect claims based on intuition rather than verified science, regardless of modern yogis calling the system an “ancient science.” That said, yoga holds up well in certain regards, for pain, flexibility, and stress. Now, you can add to this list the recitation of Sanskrit mantras. I’v
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Is This Gorilla Mother Consciously Protecting Her Baby?Pasika and her infant have been traveling alone for more than seven months. Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund hide caption toggle caption Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund Pasika and her infant have been traveling alone for more than seven months. Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund In a post published by the conservation organization Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (DFGFI) last month, the behavior of a mountain goril
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New Volcano Survey Accounts for Materials Ejected from a VolcanoNew Volcano Survey Accounts for Materials Ejected from a Volcano Researchers used autonomous and remotely operated underwater vehicles to survey the Havre volcano in the Pacific Ocean, leading to a new discovery about submarine volcano deposits. Tags: Advertisement Related Video Every Issue. Every Year. 1845 - Present Neuroscience. Evolution. Health. Chemistry. Physics. Technology. Subscribe Now!
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Genetic 'switches' behind human brain evolutionResearchers have developed the first map of gene regulation in human neurogenesis, the process by which neural stem cells turn into brain cells and the cerebral cortex expands in size. The scientists identified factors that govern the growth of our brains and, in some cases, set the stage for several brain disorders that appear later in life.
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Biologists create toolkit for tuning genetic circuitsScientists have created a toolkit for synthetic biologists who need to precisely tune the input and output levels of genetic circuits.
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Machine learning predicts new details of geothermal heat flux beneath the Greenland Ice SheetA new article uses machine learning for the first time to craft an improved model for understanding geothermal heat flux -- heat emanating from the Earth's interior -- below the Greenland Ice Sheet.
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Hormone therapy may reduce eating disorder symptoms in transgender peopleThe study was led by academics at the universities of Nottingham and Loughborough who recommend that clinicians working at eating disorder services should assess patients for gender identity issues and refer them to transgender health services to be evaluated for hormone treatment. Professor Jon Arcelus, of the Institute of Mental Health, based at the University of Nottingham, and at the Nottingh
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Shedding some light on life in the ArcticIMAGE: UD marine scientist Jonathan Cohen studies winter darkness in the Arctic. view more Credit: University of Delaware Light is an important cue for nearly all life on Earth. Plants use light for photosynthesis, animals use light to set sleep cycles, and marine organisms use light to find food, avoid predators and even hide in plain sight. Since 2014, University of Delaware marine scie
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Cycling does not damage men's sexual or urinary functionsNew York, Jan. 11, 2018 - Cycling is increasingly popular for transportation, exercise, and leisure, and its impact on sexual health has received a great deal of media attention, especially regarding erectile function. In a new report in The Journal of Urology ® , researchers found that contrary to some previous studies, neither recreational nor intense cycling appear to have a negative impact on
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Re-programming innate immune cells to fight tuberculosisTuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease which attacks the lungs, claims someone's life every 20 seconds and 1.5 million lives worldwide every year. A cure has eluded scientists for more than a century but, now, a Montreal team of researchers may have discovered a new weapon to combat this global killer. The team is re-programing - or 'training' - immune cells to kill TB. These groundbreaking find
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Fast food makes the immune system more aggressive in the long termIMAGE: Prof. Dr. Eicke Latz and Dr. Anette Christ from the Institute for Innate Immunity of the University of Bonn investigated this question in a study. view more Credit: Volker Lannert/Uni Bonn The immune system reacts similarly to a high fat and high calorie diet as to a bacterial infection. This is shown by a recent study led by the University of Bonn. Particularly disturbing: Unhealthy food
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Re-programming innate immune cells to fight tuberculosisMONTREAL, Jan. 11, 2018 - Tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease which attacks the lungs, claims a life every 20 seconds and 1.5 million lives worldwide every year. A cure has eluded scientists for more than a century but, now, a Montreal team of researchers may have discovered a new weapon to combat this global killer. The team is re-programing - or 'training' - immune cells to make them kill
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Estrogen-mimicking compounds in foods may reduce effectiveness of breast cancer treatmentLA JOLLA, CA - Jan. 11, 2018 - Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered that two estrogen-mimicking compounds found in many foods appear to potently reverse the effects of palbociclib/letrozole, a popular drug combination for treating breast cancer. The study, published today in the journal Cell Chemical Biology , suggests that exposure to chemical compounds called
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By altering bone marrow, training can prepare innate immune system for future challengesWhen you receive a vaccine against a disease like polio or influenza, your immune system gears up to defend against that particular infection. If you wind up getting chickenpox instead, or even a slightly different strain of the flu, you would be out of luck. That's because traditional vaccines enlist the adaptive immune system, the functions of which are carried out largely by hyperspecific T an
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The circadian clock sets the pace of plant growthIMAGE: These are Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings. The seedling on the left is a wild-type and the one at the right has a mutation in the CDF5 gene that produces the protein... view more Credit: Guiomar Martín The recent award of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to the three American researchers Hall, Rosbash and Young for their "discoveries of molecular mechanisms controllin
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Marijuana farms expose spotted owls to rat poison in northwest CaliforniaIMAGE: This is a Northern spotted owl. view more Credit: J. Mark Higley/Hoopa Tribal Forestry Wildlife species are being exposed to high levels of rat poison in northwest California, with illegal marijuana farms the most likely source point, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis, with the California Academy of Sciences. The study, released Jan. 11 in the
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Long-lasting adaptations of the innate immune system through the bone marrowOur immune system consists of two parts: innate immunity and adaptive immunity. Both help in fighting diseases but there is one big difference. Our innate immune system works rapidly and non-specifically: it destroys all invading organisms. Our adaptive immune system is more accurate: these immune cells are able to distinguish between the body's own cells and foreign cells. If they encounter an i
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The nanoscopic structure that locks up our genesIMAGE: Made up of nucleosomes -- roll-shaped bundles of DNA and protein -- heterochromatin is connected by a velcro-like feature called Heterochromatin Protein 1. view more Credit: (Image: Yoshimasa Takizawa/OIST) Wireless headphones, two yo-yos connected by a string, earmuffs: all these items could be used to describe a tiny structure inside a cell's nucleus. For decades, scientists co
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Surprise: A virus-like protein is important for cognition and memorySALT LAKE CITY - A protein involved in cognition and storing long-term memories looks and acts like a protein from viruses. The protein, called Arc, has properties similar to those that viruses use for infecting host cells, and originated from a chance evolutionary event that occurred hundreds of millions of years ago. The prospect that virus-like proteins could be the basis for a n
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Super-adsorbent MOF captures twice its weight in waterIMAGE: This figure shows the structure Hydrolytically stable and highly porous Cr-soc-MOF-1, which can capture twice its weight in adsorbed water. view more Credit: Prof. Mohamed Eddaoudi (KAUST) Material chemists in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have developed a superporous solid made up of a patchwork of metal ions and organic linkers (a metal-organic framework, or MOF) that can suck up to
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Rising CO2 is causing trouble in freshwaters too, study suggestsIMAGE: Predator induced defenses in Daphnia longicephala (top row, credit: Linda Weiss) and Daphnia pulex (bottom row, credit: Sina Becker). Left shows an undefended morphotype, right shows the defended morphotype. Insert... view more Credit: Linda Weiss and Sina Becker As carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere rise, more CO2 gets absorbed into seawater. As a result, the world's ocea
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China Is Hoovering Up a Lot of the World’s Tech TalentNYC to Big Oil: It’s Time to Pay for Climate Change New York City is suing five of the world's biggest oil firms in a bid to cover expensive preparations for rising sea levels and extreme weather. BP, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and Shell are all being taken to court by the city, reports the… Read more New York City is suing five of the world's biggest oil firms in a bid to cover expens
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Owls Dying Near Marijuana Farms (Here's Why)Northern spotted owls in some California counties are succumbing to rat poison used by marijuana growers. Credit: Shutterstock If asked, spotted owls would likely vote against marijuana legalization . New research reveals that several species, including the northern spotted owl, are succumbing to rat poison from thousands of "unpermitted private marijuana grow sites" in the northwestern Cal
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Mystery dark matter may be ordinary neutrons that have decayedVOLKER SPRINGEL/MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR ASTROPHYSICS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Anil Ananthaswamy The humble neutron could be hiding a deep, dark secret. For 20 years, two experiments that measure the lifetime of a neutron have been at odds. Now it seems that disconnect may be the result of neutrons occasionally decaying into particles of dark matter, the stuff that is thought to make up most
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Five things to remember after getting the dreaded cancer diagnosis | Ranjana SrivastavaA mid the greetings of the new year arrives a simple text message, “What do you think?” The story is familiar enough but this time, the cast is different. The patient is related to my childhood friend and across continents and time zone, I feel it all. The desperate bid to find an oncologist, the labyrinth of investigations, the profusion of advice, and above all, the acrid taste of fear arising
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2017's natural disasters are going to cost usIt often felt like 2017 was just a serious of epic disasters, and now we have empirical proof. 2017 was a historic year for weather and climate hazards, according to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with 16 severe weather events that each cost more than a billion dollars. 2017 now ties with 2011 for the highest-ever frequency of these costly weather events. And t
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Nanotube fibers in a jiffyIMAGE: Thread-like fibers created with a new, rapid method at Rice University are made of billions of carbon nanotubes that can be quickly aligned by shear force between slides. view more Credit: Complex Forms of Complex Fluids/Rice University HOUSTON - (Jan. 11, 2018) - The terms "handmade" and "high tech" are not commonly found in the same sentence, but they both apply to a Rice U
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UT Dallas study: Recent spikes in homicide rates don't tell whole storyIMAGE: This is Dr. Andrew P. Wheeler. view more Credit: The University of Texas at Dallas Recent spikes in homicide rates across the nation have been attributed to causes ranging from civil unrest to the opioid epidemic, but new UT Dallas research published in the journal Homicide Studies found a much simpler explanation: The increases follow predictable fluctuations in rates over the past
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Developing a secure, un-hackable netA method of securely communicating between multiple quantum devices has been developed by a UCL-led team of scientists, bringing forward the reality of a large-scale, un- hackable quantum network. To date, communicating via quantum networks has only been possible between two devices of known provenance that have been built securely. With the EU and UK committing €1 billion and £270 million* r
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Population-specific deep biomarkers of agingIMAGE: Insilico Medicine develops a novel deep-learning based hematological human aging clock. view more Credit: Insilico Medicine Thursday, Jan. 11th, Baltimore, MD - Today, Insilico Medicine, Inc., a Baltimore-based company specializing in the application of artificial intelligence for drug discovery, biomarker development and aging research, announced a publication of a research paper ti
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Matter: Climate Change Is Altering Lakes and Streams, Study SuggestsThese tiny, shrimplike creatures filter algae and microbes from water. They are devoured in turn by small fish, which are eaten by bigger fish. If rising carbon dioxide were to affect water fleas, Dr. Weiss reasoned, it could influence the entire lake ecosystem. Water fleas use a bizarre but sophisticated defense to escape predators. They can sense chemicals given off by fish in their vicinity, a
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Rising CO2 is causing trouble in freshwaters too, study suggestsPredator induced defenses in Daphnia longicephala (top row, credit: Linda Weiss) and Daphnia pulex (bottom row, credit: Sina Becker). Left shows an undefended morphotype, right shows the defended morphotype. Insert shows magnification of expressed neckteeth. These morphological features render Daphnia less susceptible to predators. When the expression of these defensive traits is hampered by high
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Super-adsorbent MOF captures twice its weight in waterThis figure shows the structure Hydrolytically stable and highly porous Cr-soc-MOF-1, which can capture twice its weight in adsorbed water. Credit: Prof. Mohamed Eddaoudi (KAUST) Material chemists in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have developed a superporous solid made up of a patchwork of metal ions and organic linkers (a metal-organic framework, or MOF) that can suck up to 200% of its own weight
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No, Ripple Isn’t the Next BitcoinNot all cryptocurrencies are created equal. Don’t tell that to investors in XRP, though. In the last month the currency owned by Ripple, a company that bills itself as using blockchain technology to build the payment system of the future, soared in price by a whopping 700 percent. XRP’s overall value pushed up to nearly $150 billion and briefly made Chris Larsen, Ripple’s cofounder, one of the ri
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Going into Space Crushes the Delicate Nerves in Your EyeballsAstronaut Ed White performed the first American spacewalk during the Gemini 4 mission on June 3, 1965. Credit: NASA Two delicate, bundled stalks of nerve tissue erupt forward from the brain, slip between gaps in the backs of each eyeball, and attach themselves gently to the rear of each retina. These are the optic nerves, the transmitters linking human beings to their powers of sight. And now r
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Study examines genetic link between epilepsy and mood disordersJan. 11, 2018 -- Mood disorders, including depression, are the most common comorbid conditions in individuals with epilepsy, but the cause remains unclear, according to a latest study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Rutgers University. The findings suggest that there may be a shared genetic susceptibility to these conditions, expressed only in people wi
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Stem cell-rich cord blood donations could increase by 'nudging' parents, study suggestsIMAGE: Nicola Lacetera is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Mississauga, with a cross-appointment to the University's Rotman School of Management. He is also... view more Credit: Rotman School Toronto - It contains potentially lifesaving stem cells that can treat a host of blood-based cancers and other diseases. Yet the blood found in newbor
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Army scientists improve human-agent teaming by making AI agents more transparentIMAGE: The Autonomous Squad Member is a small ground robot that interacts with and communicates with an infantry squad. As part of the overall ASM program, Chen and colleagues developed transparency... view more Credit: Photo Courtesy Dr. Jessie Y. Chen U.S. Army Research Laboratory scientists developed ways to improve collaboration between humans and artificially intelligent agents in two
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New studies aim to boost social science methods in conservation researchScientists have produced a series of papers designed to improve research on conservation and the environment. A group of researchers, led by the University of Exeter, have contributed to a special issue of the journal Methods in Ecology and Evolution to examine commonly used social science techniques and provide a checklist for scientists to follow. Traditional conservation biology has been domin
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Researchers map out genetic 'switches' behind human brain evolutionIMAGE: UCLA researchers mapped the genetic on/off switches driving neurogenesis in the brain and shaping the expansion of human cortex. The image shows schematics of slices of the mouse, macaque and... view more Credit: Luis de la Torre-Ubieta/UCLA Health FINDINGS UCLA researchers have developed the first map of gene regulation in human neurogenesis, the process by which neural stem c
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Machine learning predicts new details of geothermal heat flux beneath the Greenland Ice SheetIMAGE: These are geothermal heat flux predictions for Greenland. Direct GHF measurements from the coastal rock cores, inferences from ice cores, and additional Gaussian-fit GHF data around ice core sites are... view more Credit: KU News Service LAWRENCE -- A paper appearing in Geophysical Research Letters uses machine learning to craft an improved model for understanding geothermal heat
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Tracing how disaster impacts escalate will improve emergency responsesMapping common pathways along which the effects of natural and man-made disasters travel allows more flexible and resilient responses in the future, according to UCL researchers. Naturally occurring extreme space weather events or man-made cyber security attacks affect critical infrastructure through shared points of vulnerability, causing disasters to cascade into scenarios that threaten life
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Are women really under-represented in clinical trials?Several studies have reported a lack of gender diversity in clinical trials, with trials including mostly adult males; however, a recent review of publicly available registration data of clinical trials at the US Food and Drug Administration for the most frequently prescribed drug classes found no evidence of any systemic significant under-representation of women. The findings are published in th
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New insight into climate impacts of deforestationDeforestation is likely to warm the climate even more than originally thought, scientists warn. An international team of scientists, led by the University of Leeds, studied the way that reactive gases emitted by trees and vegetation affect the climate. Their research, published today in Nature Communications , found these reactive gases cool our climate, meaning deforestation would lead to higher
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How Do Infant Immune Systems Learn to Tolerate Gut Bacteria?Scientists are beginning to unravel the ways in which we develop a healthy relationship with the bugs in our bodies.
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Theresa May defends 'long-term' plastic waste planMedia playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Theresa May: A plan to 'nurture' environment Theresa May has defended her 25-year plan to protect the environment as campaigners called for "emergency" action now. The prime minister said her long-term strategy, including eradicating all avoidable plastic waste in the UK by 2042, would allow future generations to "enjoy a beautiful enviro
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A major step forward in organic electronicsIMAGE: These are the worlds first complementary electrochemical logic circuits. view more Credit: Thor Balkhed Researchers at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linköping University, have developed the world's first complementary electrochemical logic circuits that can function stably for long periods in water. This is a highly significant breakthrough in the development of bioelectroni
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Big pharma playing system to secure lucrative funding deals in Central EuropeNew research, from an international group of health policy experts led by the University of Bath (UK), reports a mixed picture of transparency in public decisions-making around new medicine approvals in Poland, one of Europe's largest pharmaceutical markets. Despite a troubled relationship with the European Commission, Poland has been hailed as a leader in modernising its assessment systems in es
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New AI technology significantly improves human kidney analysis(Boston)--The ability to quantify the extent of kidney damage and predict the life remaining in the kidney, using an image obtained at the time when a patient visits the hospital for a kidney biopsy, now is possible using a computer model based on artificial intelligence (AI). The findings, which appear in the journal Kidney International Reports , can help make predictions at the point-of-care a
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UMass Amherst team reports gambling research results to Massachusetts Gaming CommissionIMAGE: Epidemiologist Rachel Volberg at UMass Amherst, lead investigator of the first major cohort study of adult gambling in the US, says results will lead researchers to think about gambling behavior... view more Credit: UMass Amherst AMHERST, Mass. - Results of a baseline study on gambling behavior in Massachusetts that establishes how people participated - or not - in gambling prior to
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Fragments of book recovered from wreck of Blackbeard's shipThe notorious 18th-century pirate Blackbeard may have whiled away the hours between raids by curling up with a good book, according to a new discovery. Archaeological conservators in North Carolina working on the wreckage of Blackbeard’s flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, found 16 tiny fragments of paper “in a mess of wet sludge” that had been in the chamber of a cannon. They worked for months t
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Brain in the NewsImage: Shutterstock Are you subscribed to Brain in the News? Our free, monthly periodical has been circulating around the globe by the tens of thousands since 1994, keeping readers up to date with trending stories in the field of neuroscience. In each issue, you’ll find articles sourced online from laboratories, universities, prestigious magazines and newspapers, and the researchers themselves. E
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A Tribute to Ben BarresA Tribute to Ben Barres Posted by Catie Profaci on January 11, 2018 in Neuroscience | Leave a comment I will never forget the first time I met Ben Barres. It was October, 2015 and I was in Chicago for the annual Society for Neuroscience conference. I was absentmindedly walking through the conference hall lobby one evening when I noticed Ben and a few former Barres lab scientists standing in a sma
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Oprydning for millioner: Danmark betaler for at fjerne amerikansk forurening i GrønlandForvitrede kraner. Krøllede jerndragere fra flyhangarer. Bæltekøretøjer. Landingsbaner. Kemikalier. Og hundredvis af rustne olietønder dumpet i fjeldet. Efterladenskaberne fra USA’s militære aktiviteter under under Anden Verdenskrig og den kolde krig ligger overalt i landet og omfatter lidt af hvert. Affaldet og uviljen mod at rydde op har frustreret grønlænderne i årtier. Nu får de en hjælpende
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Urban insects are more resilient in extreme weatherAmy Savage searches New York City medians for ants as cars pass by. Credit: Lauren Nichols A study led by Amy Savage, a Rutgers University-Camden assistant professor of biology, will help researchers understand how to make predictions and conservation decisions about how organisms living in cities will respond to catastrophic weather events. Savage's analysis, conducted in New York City, compared
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River Floods Will Threaten Tens of Millions in Next 25 YearsClimate change will put tens of millions more people around the world at risk of exposure to flooding rivers over the next 25 years, an alarming new study reports—unless policymakers invest in significant adaptation measures. While rising sea levels can increase the risk of coastal flooding, the study focuses instead on fluvial floods, which happen when rivers overflow their banks. As global
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Build a Rubber Band–Powered CarKey concepts Physics Potential energy Kinetic energy Conservation of energy Simple machine Introduction Admit it, you’ve probably launched a rubber band at least once—pulled one end back, and let it go flying. Did you ever suspect that rubber bands could also be a fun way to learn about physics and engineering? Find out in this project where you’ll build a rubber band–powered car.
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Urban insects are more resilient in extreme weatherCAMDEN - A study led by Amy Savage, a Rutgers University-Camden assistant professor of biology, will help researchers understand how to make predictions and conservation decisions about how organisms living in cities will respond to catastrophic weather events. Savage's analysis, conducted in New York City, compared the diversity of arthropods - insects such as ants, bees, beetles, and wasps - th
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White graphene makes ceramics multifunctionalIMAGE: Bilayer white graphene (middle layer) combined with calcium-silicate creates a multifunctional ceramic with high strength and toughness, according to a Rice University lab. The material may be suitable for construction... view more Credit: Rouzbeh Shahsavari/Rice University A little hBN in ceramics could give them outstanding properties, according to a Rice University scientist. Ro
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Researchers engineer ultra-sensitive temperature sensorCan a "thermometer" consist of a thin film or tiny (micrometer or even nanometer scale) particles, operate in real time and in very well-defined regions with a spatial resolution ranging from a centimeter to a micrometer, and be capable of measuring temperatures with exceptional sensitivity in a wide band between 80 kelvin (minus 193 °C) and 750 kelvin (476 °C)? The answer is yes. The device, c
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Rice University biologists create toolkit for tuning genetic circuitsIMAGE: This is Escherichia coli . view more Credit: National Institutes of Health Rice University scientists have created a toolkit for synthetic biologists who need to precisely tune the input and output levels of genetic circuits. The research, which is online in Nature Communications , is a boon for life scientists who systematically engineer bacteria and other organisms to perform
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Why This Popular Dating Website Can't Call Itself "Scientifically Proven" AnymoreIt is truly a golden age for introverts who want to find love but hate going out. The advent of online dating allows people to find love anytime or anywhere, and often from the comfort of their own homes. While some of the apps and websites, notably Tinder, are superficial in nature, others have found their niche in trying to match users based on compatibility. Some achieve this by reducing the s
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Nets skal drifte NemID, indtil MitID en dag bliver klarDigitaliseringsstyrelsen har opbrugt alle muligheder for at forlænge kontrakten om NemID med Nets, men NemID’s afløser – nu kendt som MitID – er kun lige kommet i udbud. Derfor har styrelsen nu med en såkaldt profylaksebekendtgørelse meddelt, at der er lavet en ny aftale med Nets - uden et egentligt udbud - der sikrer drift af NemID indtil midten af 2021 til en pris på 128 millioner. »Det er en k
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How record collectors find lost music and preserve our cultural heritage | Alexis CharpentierFor generations, record collectors have played a vital role in the preservation of musical and cultural heritage by "digging" for obscure music created by overlooked artists. Alexis Charpentier shares his love of records -- and stories of how collectors have given forgotten music a second chance at being heard. Learn more about the culture of record digging (and, maybe, pick up a new hobby) with t
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Google Photos Still Has a Problem with GorillasNYC to Big Oil: It’s Time to Pay for Climate Change New York City is suing five of the world's biggest oil firms in a bid to cover expensive preparations for rising sea levels and extreme weather. BP, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and Shell are all being taken to court by the city, reports the… Read more New York City is suing five of the world's biggest oil firms in a bid to cover expens
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Does Serena Williams Have The Willpower To Ace The 'Marshmallow Test'?German and Cameroonian kids were part of a recent experiment based on the classic "marshmallow test": Put a single treat before a child but tell the child if he or she waits, say, 10 minutes, a second treat will be given. Nathalie Dieterle for NPR hide caption toggle caption Nathalie Dieterle for NPR German and Cameroonian kids were part of a recent experiment based on the classic "marshmallow te
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Kitchen welfareImage copyright Getty Images Image caption Lobsters may not exhibit recognisable symptoms of pain, but that doesn't mean they don't experience it, say some scientists "Lobster is one of those rare foods that you cook from a live state," the recipe says. "Quickly plunge lobsters head-first into the boiling water... Boil for 15 minutes," the recipe then instructs . It's the tried-and-trusted method
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Students more engaged and attentive following outdoor lesson in natureA study recently published in open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology has found that 9-10 year-old children are significantly more attentive and engaged with their schoolwork following an outdoor lesson in nature. Strikingly, this "nature effect" allowed teachers to teach uninterrupted for almost twice as long during a subsequent indoor lesson. The results suggest that outdoor lessons may be
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Education and income determine whether women participate in cervical screeningIMAGE: This is professor Björn Strander, Sahlgrenksa Academy, Sweden. view more Credit: Photo by Malin Arnesson The impression that foreign-born women in Sweden more often are excluded from gynecological cancer screening needs to be reconsidered. A study from Sahlgrenska Academy, published in the journal PLOS One , makes it clear that foreign-born women participate to the same extent as wom
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What happens when your brain's support cells aren't so supportive?IMAGE: The researchers from left: Matthew Boisvert and Nicola Allen. view more Credit: Salk Institute LA JOLLA -- (Jan. 10, 2018) Potentially explaining why even healthy brains don't function well with age, Salk researchers have discovered that genes that are switched on early in brain development to sever connections between neurons as the brain fine-tunes, are again activated in aging
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Pladespilleren lever det gode liv på tech-messe i Las VegasPå den årlige CES-messe i Las Vegas præsenteres gadgets i alle afskygninger fra både de store producenter, og nogle du sikkert ikke har hørt om. Nogle af messens evergreens er bærbare computere, musikanlæg og fladskærms-tv. Det er produkter, der kan sælges i millionvis, fordi de er en fast del af mange forbrugeres liv. Derfor præsenteres de også med pomp og pragt på messen. Men der er også andre
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Busting 10 Common Myths about the "Greatest Pandemic in History"The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation , an online publication covering the latest research. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the great influenza pandemic of 1918 . Between 50 and 100 million people are thought to have died, representing as much as 5 percent of the world’s population. Half a billion people were infected. Especially remarkable was th
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The Art of Cell Line DevelopmentCell line development (CLD), like a work of art, requires a harmonious interplay between many disparate elements to create a cohesive whole. These elements each present their own potential issues, which need to be overcome in order to optimize productivity. Learn about what problems can affect your CLD processes, and how automation can help solve them, with this poster from Beckman Coulter!
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Rising temperatures turning major sea turtle population femaleScientists have used a new research approach to show that warming temperatures are turning one of the world's largest sea turtle colonies almost entirely female, running the risk that the colony cannot sustain itself in coming decades, newly published research concludes.
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Evolution acceptance in children linked to aptitude, not beliefIn contrast to adults, acceptance of evolution in schoolchildren in the UK is linked to their scientific aptitude rather than conflicts with belief systems, say scientists.
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This fast radio burst is unusually twistyAstronomers have found that fast radio burst FRB 121102—a brief, gigantic pulse of radio waves from 3 billion light years away—passes through a veil of magnetized plasma. This causes the cosmic blasts to “shout and twist, ” which will help the scientists determine the source. “This sort of enormous Faraday rotation is extremely rare.” The “shouting” represents the bursts, and the “twisting” descr
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Amazon looks to build on 1st season of NFL streamingAmazon had a mostly successful debut into live streaming of major sports events, with increased audience and an improved viewing experience in its first season showing NFL games. The question looking ahead is how aggressively will Amazon be in the sports streaming landscape? "It's too soon to say," said Jim DeLorenzo, the head of Amazon Sports. "We're just in the early stages here. We were defi
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Virus cause of more than 170 dolphin deaths in BrazilBrazilian scientists say a virus is the main cause for the death of close to 200 gray dolphins in little more than 40 days on the coast of Rio de Janeiro state.
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Retaliatory violence between police and citizens is primed by social mediaDoes social media coverage of fatal police-citizen incidents act as a virtual contagion? If a member of the public is killed by police, does it lead to future violence against law enforcement? Conversely, if an officer is killed in the line of duty, does it lead to future violence against citizens? These are some of the questions raised in a new study published today in the scientific journal PLO
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Why the Republican Party may have an advantage when it rains: Voters change their mindsBad weather affects U.S. voter turnout and election outcomes with past research demonstrating that the Republican Party has the advantage. A new study by researchers at Dartmouth College and The Australian National University finds that the Republican Party's advantage when it rains may be due in part to voters changing their partisan preference that day. The study published in American Politics
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Pelican Spiders Are the Weirdest-Looking Assassins You'll Ever SeeThe pelican spider's long neck and beak-like pincers give it an almost birdy appearance. Don't be fooled: they're stone cold killers. Credit: Hannah Wood, Smithsonian Once upon a time, 165 million years ago, there lived a spider who looked like a pelican. About the size of a grain of rice and just as quiet, the pelican spider tiptoed under foliage in the leafy parts of the world, looking for pr
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Maintaining tiger connectivity and minimising extinction into the next centuryTigers have lost 95% of their historical range, and what remains is highly fragmented. According to this study, high traffic roads and densely populated urban areas are a severe impediment to tiger movement between fragments. Unplanned development in the future will result in loss of connectivity and an increased possibility of extinction for several tiger populations. To ensure future persistenc
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Teenagers gamble away their educationThe odds are stacked against teenagers who regularly gamble. A new study in Springer's Journal of Gambling Studies shows that a 14-year-old who gambles is more likely to struggle at school. The study was led by Frank Vitaro of the University of Montreal, Sainte-Justine Hospital Research Center and the Research Unit on Children's Psychosocial Maladjustment in Canada. In this long-term population-b
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Study identifies brain circuit controlling social behaviorA new study by researchers at Roche in Basel, Switzerland has identified a key brain region of the neural circuit that controls social behavior. Increasing the activity of this region, called the habenula, led to social problems in rodents, whereas decreasing activity of the region prevented social problems.
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Maintaining tiger connectivity and minimizing extinction into the next centuryThe study was undertaken by a team of researchers from the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), the Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT), the Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL), and the University of Montana. The team used genetic information collected on field from tiger faecal samples, to understand how landscape features--like roads and agriculture--impac
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New biomarkers for colorectal cancerResearchers from the University of Luxembourg found a new biomarker for colorectal cancer (CRC) that might improve therapy and survival rates of patients. Biomarkers are measurable biological indicators for a specific disease, such as changes in the amounts of certain proteins that occur in combination with certain illnesses. Such biomarkers help physicians to diagnose a condition, identify the d
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Why the Republican Party may have an advantage when it rains: Voters change their mindsBad weather affects U.S. voter turnout and election outcomes with past research demonstrating that the Republican Party has the advantage. A new study by researchers at Dartmouth College and The Australian National University finds that the Republican Party's advantage when it rains may be due in part to voters changing their partisan preference that day. The study published in American Politics
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New expert guidance on contact precautions for drug-resistant infectionsNEW YORK (Jan. 11, 2018) - New expert guidance released today by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America advises hospitals on determining when they can safely discontinue contact precautions for patients with multi-drug resistant bacteria. The framework, published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology , addresses how long hospital staff should use these safety protocols to red
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Spider eat spider: Scientists discover 18 new spider-hunting pelican spiders in MadagascarIMAGE: Pelican spiders are beautiful and iconic Madagascan spiders. They have a bizarre appearance, with a long "neck " and chelicerae ( "jaws ") that are used to prey on other spiders from a... view more Credit: Nikolaj Scharff In 1854, a curious-looking spider was found preserved in 50 million-year-old amber. With an elongated neck-like structure and long mouthparts that protruded f
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Retaliatory violence between police and citizens is primed by social mediaDoes social media coverage of fatal police-citizen incidents act as a virtual contagion? If a member of the public is killed by police, does it lead to future violence against law enforcement? Conversely, if an officer is killed in the line of duty, does it lead to future violence against citizens? These are some of the questions raised in a new study published today in the scientific journal PLO
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Gajah Makmur Journal: Wildlife Detectives Pursue the Case of Dwindling Elephants in IndonesiaFurther complicating matters in these cases, villagers are often reluctant to give information to the police that could get community members in trouble, said Supintri Yohar, a field coordinator for Auriga, a local conservation organization. The wildlife society’s detectives typically approach poaching suspects, often posing as buyers, to track wildlife parts to market, and then deliver evidence
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New hope for critically endangered Myanmar snub-nosed monkeyEight years after the discovery of a new primate species in Myanmar, scientists have released a new report revealing how the 'snubby' is faring.
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Moog Music Drummer From Another Mother (DFAM): Price, Specs, Release DateThe folks at Moog Music aren't content just making ridiculously fun synthesizers, iPad apps , and effects boxes for creative musicians. The company now is dipping into percussion—it's newest product, announced today, is a drum machine called the Drummer From Another Mother. Well, hang on. It's not exactly a drum machine. It's a monophonic, semi-modular, analog percussion synthesizer. That's a lot
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Finally, a Drone That Could Lift a RefrigeratorNYC to Big Oil: It’s Time to Pay for Climate Change New York City is suing five of the world's biggest oil firms in a bid to cover expensive preparations for rising sea levels and extreme weather. BP, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and Shell are all being taken to court by the city, reports the… Read more New York City is suing five of the world's biggest oil firms in a bid to cover expens
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Chronic inflammation causing loss of muscle massElevated levels of the inflammation marker CRP in the blood is an underlying cause of the loss of muscle mass in elderly persons, according to a new study.
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As climate is warming up, more bird nests are destroyed in Finnish farmlandIMAGE: This is a lapwing's nest on sowed field. view more Credit: Andrea Santangeli Finnish farmers are adapting to the warming climate by anticipating the time when they sow their fields in the spring. At the same time, birds have also advanced the time of breeding as the spring temperatures are becoming milder in response to climate change. A new study shows that birds have shifted the
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Clothes make the woman: Less empathy towards women showing more skinThe way we appear, the way we look, has always been a crucial element in every social interaction, romantic or not. The use of sexualized representations of the individual, with a consequent emphasis on sexual body parts, is, especially in western society, a common way to induce emotions (especially pleasure) with the goal to increase the hedonic value of the associated object (see everyday media
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Study examines link between epilepsy and mood disordersMood disorders, including depression, are the most common comorbid conditions in individuals with epilepsy, but the cause remains unclear. Results from a new Epilepsia study suggest that there may be a shared genetic susceptibility to these conditions, expressed only in people with focal epilepsy (in which seizures start in one part of the brain). In the study, which included 60 unusual families
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Spider eat spider: Scientists discover 18 new spider-hunting pelican spiders in MadagascarEriauchenius milajaneae (pictured above) is one of the 18 new species of pelican spiders from Madagascar described by the scientists. This species was named after Wood's daughter, and is known only from one remote mountain in the southeast of Madagascar. Wood made a field expedition to this mountain to find this spider in 2008 but was unsuccessful. So far, this species is only known from two fema
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Medical Marijuana: Where is the evidence?This year will bring a Canada Day for the history books. Only July 1, 2018, recreational marijuana (also called cannabis) will be legalized and regulated in Canada . The federal Cannabis Act creates a legal framework for producing, possessing and selling marijuana across Canada, meaning that each Canadian province will set its own rules to oversee its distribution, subject to federal government c
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Climate Scientists Unlock the Secrets of Blue CarbonTidal wetlands come in many forms, but they could be more alike below the surface than anyone realized. Whether it’s a mangrove forest in Florida, a freshwater swamp in Virginia or a saltwater marsh in Oregon, the amount of carbon locked in a soil sample from each of these coastal ecosystems is roughly the same. That’s the surprising message from a new analysis of some 1,900 soil cores collec
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VIDEO: Sådan bruger ung ingeniør fagets værktøjer til at slå cykelrekordMartin Toft Madsen, cykelrytter og fuldtidsingeniør, bruger alle ingeniørfagets værktøjer på cykelbanen. Følg hans sidste træning inden dagens forsøg på at slå den danske timerekord.
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How to choose the best smart TV for your viewing habitsThe right smart TV can vastly improve your home entertainment, filling your living room with on-demand content from Netflix , Hulu, Amazon Prime , and other streaming companies. But choosing the perfect set for your viewing habits means deciding on the screen resolution, display technology, and of course the platform that will serve as the device's brains. Smart-TV specs can seem confusing, but w
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Objectification of women results in lack of empathySexualized representations, especially the emphasis of secondary sexual characteristics, can change the way we perceive an individual. Researchers have shown that empathic feelings and brain responses are reduced when we observe the emotions of sexualized women.
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Mediterranean diet may help protect older adults from becoming frailAn analysis of published studies indicates that following the Mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of frailty in older individuals. The findings suggest that a diet emphasizing primarily plant-based foods -- such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts -- may help keep people healthy and independent as they age.
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Turkey-sized dinosaur from Australia preserved in an ancient log-jamThe partial skeleton of a new species of turkey-sized herbivorous dinosaur has been discovered in 113-million-year-old rocks in southeastern Australia. The fossilized tail and foot bones give new insight into the diversity of small, bipedal herbivorous dinosaurs called ornithopods that roamed the great rift valley that once existed between Australia and Antarctica.
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Frozen embryos result in just as many live births in IVFFreezing and subsequent transfer of embryos gives infertile couples just as much of a chance of having a child as using fresh embryos for in vitro fertilization (IVF), researchers have found.
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Higher-ranked colleges don't necessarily provide a better educational experienceCollege rankings dominate the conversation regarding quality in postsecondary education, but new research reveals that rankings have little to no relationship to student engagement, an important indicator of collegiate quality.
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'Decorated' stem cells could offer targeted heart repair'Decorating' cardiac stem cells with platelet nanovesicles can increase the stem cells' ability to find and remain at the site of heart attack injury and enhance their effectiveness in treatment.
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Marijuana farms expose spotted owls to rat poison in Northwest CaliforniaNorthern spotted owl. Credit: J. Mark Higley/Hoopa Tribal Forestry Wildlife species are being exposed to high levels of rat poison in northwest California, with illegal marijuana farms the most likely source point, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis, with the California Academy of Sciences. The study, released Jan. 11 in the journal Avian Conservation and Ecology , sh
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New Sandia balloon-borne infrasound sensor array detects explosionsSandia National Laboratories geophysicists Danny Bowman, left, and Sarah Albert display an infrasound sensor and the box used to protect the sensors from the extreme temperatures experienced by balloons that take the sensors twice as high as commercial jets fly. Credit: Randy Montoya Sheets of plastic similar to that used for garbage bags, packing tape, some string, a little charcoal dust and a w
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Image: China's space station Tiangong-1Credit: A. Figer This vivid image shows China's space station Tiangong-1 – the name means 'heavenly palace' – and was captured by French astrophotographer Alain Figer on 27 November 2017. It was taken from a ski area in the Hautes-Alpes region of southeast France as the station passed overhead near dusk. The station is seen at lower right as a white streak, resulting from the exposure of several
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Cheops' pyramid: Is there an iron throne in the newly discovered chamber?IMAGE: North-south section of the Great Pyramid showing (dust-filled area) the hypothetical project of the chamber, in connection with the lower southern shaft. The upper southern shaft does not intersects the... view more Credit: Giulio Magli In early November 2017, Nature published the results of the Scan Pyramids project, led by Mehdi Tayoubi (Hip Institute, Paris) and Kunihiro Moris
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Cell biology: Positioning the cleavage furrowResearchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have identified a signaling pathway that restricts cleavage furrow formation to the mid-plane of the cell. Cell division is a fundamental biological process which ensures that, following the replication of the mother cell's genome, the two sets of chromosomes are equally distributed between two daughter cells. Chromosomes are segreg
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What sort of stream networks do scientific ideas flow along?IMAGE: This is a graph showing the flow of ideas initiated by Prof. H. Eugene Stanley. Connections between collaborators show the existence of several clearly visible sub-networks, corresponding to scientific communities... view more Credit: IFJ PAN When scientists have an interesting idea, the result is usually a joint publication. At the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Polish
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Closed marriage: An orchid that never bloomsIMAGE: Figure 1: L. nigricans in Iwata, Nishimuro County, Wakayama prefecture. The flowers never bloom, but the plant still fruits view more Credit: Kenji Suetsugu Lecanorchis nigricansin Kami City, Kochi Prefecture. Timelapse footage created from shots taken every 30 minutes between July 27 and August 27, 2017. The plant does not bloom for the whole month, but despite this it still b
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Inhabil overlæge forstår ingenting: Det er højst mærkværdigtBåde Region Midtjyllands jurister og Ankestyrelsen mener, at ledende overlæge og regionsrådsmedlem Ulrich Fredberg (V) er inhabil, og dermed ikke kan sidde i regionens hospitalsudvalg. Fredberg selv er uforstående.
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Forhastet lovforslag kan føre os tilbage til 2007I stedet for at haste et uigennemtænkt forslag igennem bør man sætte sig sammen med personer, der rent faktisk ved noget om området, og få lavet en mere langsigtet plan for, hvad der er man vil med akupunkturen i Danmark.
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NYC to Big Oil: It’s Time to Pay for Climate ChangeNYC to Big Oil: It’s Time to Pay for Climate Change New York City is suing five of the world's biggest oil firms in a bid to cover expensive preparations for rising sea levels and extreme weather. BP, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and Shell are all being taken to court by the city, reports the… Read more New York City is suing five of the world's biggest oil firms in a bid to cover expens
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India's TCS records 3.6% decline in quarterly profitsIndia's biggest IT sourcing firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday reported a 3.6 percent fall in quarterly earnings due to falling demand for its banking and financial services.
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Researchers implement 3-qubit Grover search on a quantum computerThe three stages of the 3-qubit Grover search algorithm: initialization, oracle, and amplification. Credit: C. Figgatt et al. Published in Nature Communications Searching large, unordered databases for a desired item is a time-consuming task for classical computers, but quantum computers are expected to perform these searches much more quickly. Previous research has shown that Grover's search alg
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Gun Terrorism Is the Deadliest KindTerrorist bombings garner a lot of news coverage—but gun assaults are often more coldly efficient. Although firearms are used in only a small fraction of terror strikes, a recent study found that on a per-attack basis, guns are four times deadlier than other methods in high-income countries. “What was surprising was the lethality of firearm attacks compared with other things like explosions a
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Dialogmøde skal finde løsninger på vægtlægegebyrI dag mødes læger, regioner, Sundheds- og Ældreministeriet og Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed for i fællesskab at kortlægge problemstillingen med vagtlægerne og at finde en løsning.
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Evolution acceptance in children linked to aptitude, not beliefIn contrast to adults, acceptance of evolution in schoolchildren in the UK is linked to their scientific aptitude rather than conflicts with belief systems, say scientists at the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath. Previous studies in the USA have shown that adults that strongly reject evolution are often highly educated but reject the scientific consensus owing to conflicts wi
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Cervical lesions change fastest in Hispanics, slowest in blacks--for better and worseIMAGE: Hispanic women progressed the fastest, moving from the innocuous ASC-US stage to worrisome HSIL lesions within 17.6 months, whereas black women took 27.6 months to reach that critical state. However,... view more Credit: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association CHICAGO--January 11, 2018--Physicians determining treatment options following abnormal Pap smears now have another factor t
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The complexities of clouds and the seeds that make themClouds are complicated. Each cloud formation depends on the timing of the water cycle--in which water evaporates from Earth's surface, condensates in the atmosphere and falls back down--as well as the types of aerosols in the atmosphere. In an effort to understand exactly how the micro and macro cloud properties interact with atmospheric particles, a collaborative research team conducted a modeli
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Why did the passenger pigeon die out?The passenger pigeon was once among the most numerous species on Earth. The last passenger pigeon died in the Cinncinati Zoo just over 100 years ago. How did it all go so wrong?
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Hiding from a warmer climate in the forestGlobal warming threatens forest plants adapted to cooler temperatures. An international team of scientists have unraveled where these species could survive within colder spots in the same forest. The findings can help to understand the effect of climate change on forest biodiversity and what we can do to protect it.
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New hope for critically endangered Myanmar snub-nosed monkeyInfant Myanmar or black snub-nosed monkey. Credit: Shaohua Dong Eight years after the discovery of a new primate species in Myanmar, scientists have released a new report revealing how the 'snubby' is faring. Scientists and conservation teams from Fauna & Flora International (FFI), Dali University and the German Primate Center just published a comprehensive conservation status review of one of th
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Astronomers Trace Fast Radio Burst to Extreme Cosmic NeighborhoodOn Christmas Eve 2016, Andrew Seymour, an astronomer at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, kissed his 4-year-old daughter, Cora Lee, goodnight, telling her he was off to track Santa. He walked to the well-worn telescope, occasionally passing revelers riding horses through the empty streets—a common sight in Arecibo during the holidays. Sometimes a lonely firework would light up in the distan
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US cold snap was a freak of nature, quick analysis findsConsider this cold comfort: A quick study of the brutal American cold snap found that the Arctic blast really wasn't global warming but a freak of nature.
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Biologists create toolkit for tuning genetic circuitsEscherichia coli. Credit: NIAID Rice University scientists have created a toolkit for synthetic biologists who need to precisely tune the input and output levels of genetic circuits. The research, which is online in Nature Communications, is a boon for life scientists who systematically engineer bacteria and other organisms to perform tasks they wouldn't naturally do. "Probiotics are one exampl
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White graphene makes ceramics multifunctionalBilayer white graphene (middle layer) combined with calcium-silicate creates a multifunctional ceramic with high strength and toughness, according to a Rice University lab. The material may be suitable for construction and refractory materials and applications in the nuclear industry, oil and gas, aerospace and other areas that require high-performance composites. Credit: Rouzbeh Shahsavari A lit
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Scientists identify the link between light and chloroplast developmentSchematic overview about the molecular mechanism linking light and chloroplast development (created by Daria Chrobok): When light is received for the first time by the cell, etioplasts (top left side) develop into chloroplasts (top right side). The photosystem II (PSII) starts to use the light energy to split water. The released electrons are transferred over the electron transport chain consisti
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Cold-stunned manatees, sea turtles warming up at SeaWorldVisiting a colleague in Germany in 2012, Boston College Research Professor Paul K. Strother was examining soil samples for pollen, spores, pieces of plants and insect legs - organic debris that might otherwise have been considered ...
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Rising temperatures turning major sea turtle population femaleA green sea turtle returns to the water following examination by researchers. A new study finds that green sea turtle colonies in the northern Great Barrier Reef are producing almost all female hatchlings. Credit: Michael Jensen/NOAA Fisheries Scientists have used a new research approach to show that warming temperatures are turning one of the world's largest sea turtle colonies almost entirely f
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Study proves that humblebragging really is the worstFamously #humble James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock By Alice Klein “Just won GQ style award in Germany. Obviously they made a mistake. I wonder how long till they come take it back.” If this tweet by actor Jared Leto sets your teeth on edge, you’re not alone. A study has revealed that feigning modesty while boasting – a practice known as “humblebragging” – annoys people even more than outright se
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The smart humanoid robot that will help in grocery warehousesThe ARMAR-6 robot is designed to help maintenance workers Karlsruhe Institute of Technology By Sally Adee If armies of Terminators start wiping out humanity, their ancestors might be traced to an upmarket grocery home delivery service that sells fancy toilet roll. Ocado Technology, the innovation arm of the grocery retailer, today unveiled the first prototype of its SecondHands project , a hu
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Scientists discover workings of first promising Marburg virus treatmentScientists have discovered the workings of the first promising treatment for Marburg virus, a pathogen with the same pandemic potential as Ebola virus.
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Better Instruments Give Scientists a New Way to Study the CosmosOn the morning of August 17 last year, a new era of astronomy dawned with a flash in the sky. The burst of gamma rays, glimpsed by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, came from the merger of two neutron stars (extremely dense objects formed when massive stars collapse and die) somewhere in the universe. But gamma rays weren't the only thing the merger produced. Within seconds of Fermi's detectio
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As climate warms, more bird nests are destroyed in Finnish farmlandsLapwing nest Andrea Santangeli. Credit: University of Helsinki A new study shows that birds have shifted the time of their breeding much more quickly than Finnish farmers are anticipating their sowing times. This means that more birds are laying their eggs on fields that are still to be sown, a mismatch in timing that is most likely fatal for the bird nests. "As the eggs of curlew and lapwings ar
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Why children should be taught to build a positive online presenceRather than just teaching children about internet safety and reducing their digital footprint, we should also encourage them to curate a positive digital footprint which will be an asset for them in their future. Today's children are prolific users of the internet. Concern has been raised about the future impact of the digital footprints they are generating. While much discussion of this issue fo
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Rising temperatures turning major sea turtle population femaleIMAGE: A green sea turtle returns to the water following examination by researchers. A new study finds that green sea turtle colonies in the northern Great Barrier Reef are producing almost... view more Credit: Michael Jensen/NOAA Fisheries Scientists have used a new research approach to show that warming temperatures are turning one of the world's largest sea turtle colonies almost entirely fema
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A new paper in Psychological Science suggests that praising kids for being smart may lead them to cheat.A community for those who are interested in the mind, brain, language and artificial intelligence. Want to know more? Take a look at our reading list here. If you have any suggestions for further inclusions, post them here .
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Everything you never wanted to know about bed bugs, and moreCimex lectularius. Credit: CDC/Wikimedia If some insects could save the world, others do their best to seriously complicate life on earth. Among them the prize perhaps goes to the bed bug , which after decades of absence has returned to our homes, hotels and public facilities to seriously disturb us. These intrepid little insects aren't picky about where they set up shop – luxury suites and hospi
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A call to report researcher gender to help with replication in research effortsFlowchart identifying the key players responsible for policy changes within science. As shown, the initiation of a crisis can induce change through several mechanisms. Prominent among these are changes in policy recommendations from government funding sources, in addition to policy changes at journals, universities, and independent funding agencies. Credit: Science Advances (2018). DOI: 10.1126/s
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Four tough actions that would help fight the global plastic crisisCredit: Albert Karimov / shutterstock The environmental impact of plastic is finally receiving the attention it deserves. This is partly down to the BBC's Blue Planet II highlighting the problem of ocean plastics. But it's also because the Chinese government has recently imposed quality restrictions on the import of recyclable materials, in an attempt to address domestic concerns over pollution a
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Image of the Day: Elephants at SunsetConflict threatens already at-risk wildlife populations and conservation efforts in war-torn areas.
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US Interior Department Adopts Political Screening Process for GrantsThe new policy affects academic and nonprofit grants and cooperative agreements exceeding $50,000.
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Like Humans, Walruses and Bats Cuddle Infants on Their Left SidesThese mothers and babies keep each other in their left visual fields during maternal care, which aids right-hemisphere processing.
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For Serena Williams, Childbirth Was a Harrowing Ordeal. She’s Not Alone.When the ultrasound revealed nothing, she underwent a CT scan, which showed several small blood clots in her lungs. She was immediately put on the heparin drip. “I was like, listen to Dr. Williams!” she told the doctors. A spokeswoman for Ms. Williams declined to comment beyond the Vogue article. The need to ensure that medical professionals are responsive to new mothers’ concerns has gained atte
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Virksomhedsleder: Ny teknologi må ikke kræve flere specialisterPeter Bøgh Petersen har hørt påstanden mange gange: Der mangler kvalificeret arbejdskraft, pippes der fra virksomhedsledere og fagforeninger fra Amager til Fjaltring – herunder arbejdskraft, der forstår sig på ny teknologi. Men argumenterne bider ikke på Dykons administrerende direktør, der også sidder med i regeringens digitaliseringsråd. Som han ser det, kan robotter og andre produktionsteknolo
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When you lose weight, your fat cells don't just let go of fatEvery January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where we want it to? Where does it wander when it’s lost? This, my friends, is Fat Month . If cells were personified, each fat cell would be an overbearing grandparen
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How tidal energy could help Japan with its nuclear power problemCredit: Shutterstock Japan was the third-largest producer of nuclear power in the world in 2011. Then, on March 11 of that year, an earthquake of magnitude 9 was followed by a catastrophic tsunami, resulting in the first nuclear disaster of the 21st century – at the Fukushima Daiichi power station . The country's nuclear plants were shut down, and within a year Japan had become the world's second
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Maps that show travel times to cities all across the globeGlobal map of travel time to cities illustrating spatial disparities in accessibility to urban areas and the services they provide. The map ranges from minutes (bright yellow) to nearly a week (dark purple). Credit: The Malaria Atlas Project, University of Oxford An international team of researchers, including a representative from Google, has created a color-coded map of the planet that shows tr
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'Bomb cyclones' – the intense winter storms that hit the US (and Australia too)A "bomb" is an old meteorological term for a low-pressure system outside the tropics (that is, an extratropical cyclone ) that intensifies very rapidly, based on how fast the atmospheric pressure drops at the centre of the storm. A common benchmark is a drop of 24 hectopascals (hPa) over 24 hours, although this varies slightly with latitude. The recent bomb in the US had a reported pressure dro
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Mass Extinction in Earth's Oceans Could Begin by 2100Mass Extinction in Earth’s Oceans Could Begin by 2100 Advertisement The amount of carbon in our planet's oceans has varied slowly over the ages. But 31 times in the past 542 million years the carbon level has deviated either much more than normal or much faster than usual ( dots in main graph ). Each of the five great mass extinctions occurred during the same time as the most extreme carbon event
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Why Are Women Really Accused of Witchcraft?This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights . From medieval witch hunts in Europe to contemporary "witch doctors" in Tanzania, belief in witchcraft has existed across human societies throughout history. Anthropologists have long been fascinated by the phenomenon, but have struggled to study it
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The surprising scale of China's space programThe first Long March 5 rocket being rolled out for launch at Wenchang in late October 2016. Credit: Su Dong/China Daily It's no secret that China's growth in the past few decades has been reflected in space. In addition to the country's growing economic power and international influence, it has also made some very impressive strides in terms of its space program. This includes the development of
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Swiss archaeologist discovers the earliest tomb of a Scythian princeCredit: Swiss National Science Foundation Deep in a swamp in the Russian republic of Tuva, SNSF-funded archaeologist Gino Caspari has discovered an undisturbed Scythian burial mound. All the evidence suggests that this is not only the largest Scythian princely tomb in South Siberia, but also the earliest – and that it may be harbouring some outstandingly well-preserved treasures. Gino Caspari mad
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The night sky magic of the AtacamaThousands of stars glitter in the black skies above the bone-dry desert of the Atacama in northern Chile. Credit: Universe Today There's nothing an astronomer – whether professional or amateur – loves more than a clear dark night sky away from the city lights. Outside the glare and glow and cloud cover that most of us experience every day, the night sky comes alive with a life of its own. Thousan
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The Best VR News at CES Isn't Even a HeadsetThis week at the Consumer Electronics Show, HTC unveiled a new headset as part of its Vive virtual-reality line. The Vive Pro isn't an entirely new generation of VR hardware, but it's an impressive incremental upgrade, boasting integrated audio, a 2880 x1600 display that matches Samsung's Odyssey as the highest-resolution consumer headset, and improved ergonomic design. (How much will it be? Grea
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How Dark Matter Physicists Score Deals on Liquid XenonIf you want to build and run a $70 million dark matter detector, you're going to have a hefty shopping list. You'll need to buy hundreds of photomultiplier tubes, set up elaborate electronics, and pay graduate students, for starters. And 20 percent of your cash is going to go to just one thing: xenon gas. You'll need 200 steel bottles of the stuff, purified from the Earth’s atmosphere, at a price
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An orchid that never bloomsFigure 1: L. nigricans in Iwata, Nishimuro County, Wakayama prefecture. The flowers never bloom, but the plant still fruits . Credit: Kobe University A flower identified as Lecanorchis nigricans has been revealed to be a different identity, Lecanorchis nigricans var. patipetala. Both species are self-pollinating, but the flowers of the true L. nigricans never open. The findings were made by Assoc
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Ny password-fejl rammer Apples computereBlot en måneds tid efter en alvorlig sikkerhedsfejl tillod adgang til mac-computere helt uden brug af kodeord, er der igen fundet password-slendrian på Apples dyre computere. Endnu en gang er det nyeste udgave af styresystemet High Sierra, den er gal med. Læs også: Apple lukker kritisk sikkerhedshul på Mac-computere Går man ind i computerens systemindstillinger og vælger App Store, er der en lås,
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Montana Barley Fields Become Front Line For Climate Change And BeerA head of poor-quality malt barley taken directly from a field in Power, Mont. Heat and a lack of water resulted in small and light kernels. Grain rejected for malt barley often ends up as animal feed. Tony Bynum/Food & Environment Reporting Network hide caption toggle caption Tony Bynum/Food & Environment Reporting Network A head of poor-quality malt barley taken directly from a field in Power,
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The Prevalence of Autism in the U.S. Appears SteadyThe prevalence of autism in the United States remained relatively stable from 2014 to 2016, according to a new analysis. The results were published January 2 in the Journal of the American Medical Association . The researchers report the frequency of autism in the U.S. as 2.24 percent in 2014, 2.41 percent in 2015 and 2.76 percent in 2016, respectively. The new data come from the National Hea
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eHarmony's ads may not be scientifically proven, but online dating can make society less segregatedGood news. Credit: Shutterstock The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) recently banned an ad from online dating site eHarmony which assured those looking for love that it was a "scientifically proven" matching system. The company matches users according to their personality, using their own data on existing relationships. According to the ASA, however, eHarmony failed to demonstrate that it
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Samsung targeted by French lawsuit amid alleged labor abuseTwo French rights groups have filed a lawsuit against electronics giant Samsung, accusing it of misleading advertising because of alleged labor abuses at factories in China and South Korea.
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Hackers Could Blow Up Factories Using Smartphone AppsMany companies let workers monitor and manage machines—and sometimes entire industrial processes—via mobile apps. The apps promise efficiency gains, but they also create targets for cyberattacks. At worst, hackers could exploit the flaws to destroy machines—and potentially entire factories. Two security researchers, Alexander Bolshev of IOActive and Ivan Yushkevich of Embedi, spent last year exam
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EU unveils supercomputer plan to rival ChinaThe EU wants to boost its supercomputer capacity The EU unveiled plans Thursday to raise one billion euros to build superfast computers that catch up with China and others to boost Europe's economy, make medical advances and fight hacking. China overtook the United States in numbers and performance for supercomputers in a ranking last November, followed by non-EU Switzerland and Japan in third an
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New turkey-sized dinosaur from Australia preserved in an ancient log-jamArtist's impression of two Diluvicursor pickeringi foraging on the bank of a high-energy river within the Australian-Antarctic rift valley. Credit: Peter Trusler. The partial skeleton of a new species of turkey-sized herbivorous dinosaur has been discovered in 113 million year old rocks in southeastern Australia. As reported in open access journal PeerJ , the fossilized tail and foot bones give n
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Småbørn tarmsflora påvirker risikoen for astmaNyt studie viser sammenhæng mellem astma og tarmflora hos små børn.
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A Radical New Scheme to Prevent Catastrophic Sea-Level RisePRINCETON, N.J.—Geo-engineering, its most enthusiastic advocates will tell you, isn’t only possible. It’s already happening. We know, they say, because we’re doing it—we just call it global warming. As humanity dumps billions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere every year, we’ve engineered a different climate system: one that is hotter, wetter, and more unwieldy than what people have
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With his views on eugenics, why does Toby Young still have a job in education? | Polly ToynbeeA re you free to think whatever you like? Of course you are. There are no thought police, though the paranoid right likes to imagine “politically correct” commissars are out to martyr them. But expressing outlandish or dangerous views while holding a public position may create a conflict, forcing you to choose. Look at the very different cases of Tim Farron MP, the former Liberal Democrat leader
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Perceptions about what it takes to succeed in STEM fields may keep women outThe perception that success requires being a "born genius" may discourage girls and women from pursuing certain academic fields. Credit: Shutterstock.com Why do large gender disparities exist in certain fields but not others? Research suggests that many factors perpetuate gender disparities, including implicit and explicit biases, a lack of role models and quality mentoring—and broad stereotypes
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Criminologists find that homicide increases follow predictable fluctuations over past 55 yearsCredit: University of Texas at Dallas Recent spikes in homicide rates across the nation have been attributed to causes ranging from civil unrest to the opioid epidemic, but new UT Dallas research published in the journal Homicide Studies found a much simpler explanation: The increases follow predictable fluctuations in rates over the past 55 years. "If you look at the trends over time, you can of
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Novo Nordisk Fonden støtter forskning i neuroner, bakterier og høreskaderNovo Nordisk Fonden har bevilget i alt 45 mio. kr. til tre forskningsprojekter, hvor målet er at udvikle nye teknologier og metoder, der kan forbedre vores sundhed.
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Tracking protein disposal could lead to improved therapiesHiroaki Kiyokawa, MD, PhD, professor of Pharmacology and of Pathology, was co-senior author on studies published in Nature Communications and Science Advances . Credit: Northwestern University Northwestern Medicine investigators developed a technique to catalog how cells dispose of unnecessary proteins, a process that has implications for cancer and autism-spectrum diseases, according to findings
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When health deteriorates, who does the housework?Credit: University of Utah Older married women shoulder more housework than their husbands do even when neither of them are in the labor force—and health problems she may have don't change that arrangement unless they are significant. A new study from the University of Utah that examined gender, health and housework among married, heterosexual couples who are no longer employed found a woman's he
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Study ties phosphorus loading in lakes to extreme precipitation eventsRunoff during an autumn storm flows out of a harvested cornfield. Credit: Eric Booth While April showers might bring May flowers, they also contribute to toxic algae blooms, dead zones and declining water quality in U.S. lakes, reservoirs and coastal waters, a new study shows. In the Midwest, the problem is largely due to phosphorus , a key element in fertilizers that is carried off the land and
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The Birmingham high street that cut air pollutionLocal residents take part in a day-long experiment to cut traffic and improve air quality.
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New turkey-sized dinosaur from Australia preserved in an ancient log-jamThe partial skeleton of a new species of turkey-sized herbivorous dinosaur has been discovered in 113 million year old rocks in southeastern Australia. As reported in open access journal PeerJ , the fossilized tail and foot bones give new insight into the diversity of the small, bipedal herbivorous dinosaurs called ornithopods that roamed the great rift valley that once existed between Australia
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As VIP online waiting lists gain in popularity, study finds potential pitfallsPeople don't like waiting in line. Some businesses shrewdly take advantage of this fact as they prepare to launch products or services by offering an enhanced type of online waiting list to potential customers who want to be initial users. Known as a "referral priority program," it lets early registrants move toward the front of the queue after they have gotten other people to sign up. The prac
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Life-supporting pilot plantMars Ice WaterA prototype version of a self-sustaining life-support system, intended to allow humans to live in space indefinitely, is seen in Spain's University Autònoma of Barcelona.
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Don't forget about your pets during cold weatherIt's easy to let your dog outside in the backyard for a few minutes to get some exercise or use the bathroom. But, during the winter months, cold spells or deep freezes could be hazardous. "As temperatures drop below freezing, it is important to be aware of whether a dog has been spending lots of time outside in the fall, which would make it more acclimated to the cold weather, or whether it is p
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Millennials will soon dethrone boomers as largest voting blocDave Andersen sees a significant political shift on the horizon as millennials surpass baby boomers as the largest voting generation. Millennials already outnumber boomers, but because the younger generation is less likely to vote, it won't top boomers at the polls until the 2020 election, said Andersen, an assistant professor of political science at Iowa State University. Baby boomers have domin
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New SOFIA observations help unravel mysteries of the birth of colossal sunsThe massive forming star Cepheus A shown at three infrared wavelengths of 8, 19 and 37 microns. The location of the star is marked by the green dot in each panel. Light from the outflow cavity facing toward the telescope is indicated with the blue arrows, while light from the cavity facing away from the telescope is indicated with the red arrows. As part of the formation process, a disk around th
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Lethal management of wolves in one place may make things worse nearbyKilling wolves to prevent predation on livestock may protect one farm but harm neighbors, according to preliminary conclusions of UW–Madison researchers. Credit: National Park Service Lethal management of wolves following wolf attacks on livestock may have unintended consequences, a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison suggests. When a wolf was killed under government p
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Dementia is too big a problem to walk away from – for Pfizer or any of us | Bart De StrooperI f you were to go out on the street today and run a straw poll on big pharma, I doubt that it would come back very positive. More often than not, these companies are seen by the public as corporate behemoths committed only to the bottom line, and not particularly patient-focused. This week’s news that Pfizer is pulling out of neuroscience research will likely bolster that impression. It’s a trag
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Race to save Indonesian croc stricken by tyre necklaceConservationists believe someone may have deliberately placed the tyre around the protected animal's neck in a failed attempt to trap it as a pet Indonesian conservation officials are racing to locate and rescue a saltwater crocodile that has had a motorbike tyre wrapped around its neck for more than a year on the island of Sulawesi. The stricken crocodile, measuring around 13-foot (4 metres) lon
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When It Comes to Gorillas, Google Photos Remains BlindIn 2015, a black software developer embarrassed Google by tweeting that the company’s Photos service had labeled photos of him with a black friend as “gorillas.” Google declared itself “ appalled and genuinely sorry .” An engineer who became the public face of the clean-up operation said the label gorilla would no longer be applied to groups of images, and that Google was “ working on longer-term
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Is There Radium In Your Tap Water? New Map Can Show YouDoes your tap water contain the radioactive element radium? You might be surprised to hear that tap water for more than 170 million Americans contains the compound, and a new interactive map shows the water systems where this potentially hazardous element was found. The map was made by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit advocacy organization in Washington D.C. that focuses
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Startup aims to make vision care more accessible in developing worldMIT spinout PlenOptika has developed a highly accurate, portable autorefractor called QuickSee that measures refractive errors of the eye. More affordable than the current technology, the device has potential to reach patients in previously inaccessible areas of developing countries. Credit: PlenOptika Vision impairment is a major global issue. More than 2 billion people worldwide don't have acce
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Campaigners slam UK plans on cutting plastic wasteThe British government will extend a charge on plastic bags to all businesses and encourage supermarkets to introduce plastic-free aisles Campaigners on Thursday criticised British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years , calling it a "missed opportunity" that lacked the necessary urgency. The government will extend a charge on plastic bags to a
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Champagne box-sized satellite to probe distant planetAn artist's impression of PicSat in orbit around the Earth. PicSat rendering © Lesia / Observatoire de Paris; Background image T. Pesquet ESA / NASA. France is set to launch a champagne box-sized mini satellite into Earth orbit on Friday to study a mysterious, juvenile planet system in our Milky Way galaxy, mission controllers said. The PicSat orbiter's target is the massive star Beta Pictoris, s
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Polar explorer Ben Saunders shares his top tipsBen Saunders has led 13 expeditions since 2001 and has walked around 4,000 miles in skies.
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Protein helps old blood age the brains of young miceIn the Jan. 20 SN : the race to Mars, hormone replacement therapy’s second chance, soap bubble snow globes, a far-out quasar, climate change’s extreme results, an indiscriminate snake fungus and more.
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A Different Take on Sexism in ScienceRecently Scientific American ran a blog post by John Horgan , which argued that science is sexist at its core. Horgan wrote: Is science sexist? Of course it is, in two ways. First, women in science (including engineering, math, medicine) face discrimination, harassment and other forms of maltreatment from men. Second, male scientists portray females as males’ intellectual inferiors. These two
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Dansk studie: Få dråber rødvin er mere giftigt for kroppen end sprøjteresterKan man regne med Fødevarestyrelsens stikprøvekontroller, når det drejer sig om mængden af sprøjtegiftrester i danskernes kost? Ja, mener professor fra Københavns Universitet (KU) Nina Cedergreen, som sammen med forskere fra sprøjtemiddelgiganten Bayer har vurderet cocktail-effekter af pesticider i fødevarer. Konklusion: Vi tager ikke mere skade af sprøjtemidler i vores kost, end vi gør ved at dr
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Why Are Women Accused of Witchcraft?The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation , an online publication covering the latest research. From medieval witch hunts in Europe to contemporary “witch doctors” in Tanzania, belief in witchcraft has existed across human societies throughout history. Anthropologists have long been fascinated by the phenomenon, but have struggled to study it with quantitative met
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Witch Hunts Today: Abuse of Women, Superstition and Murder Collide in IndiaMen circled the three women, their fists wrapped around thick iron pipes and wooden sticks. The women huddled on the ground at the center of their village in the western Indian state of Gujarat and whimpered as the crowd gathered. Two young men had died in the village, and the women were being called dakan, the Gujarati word for witch. They were accused of feasting on the young men’s souls. M
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Ocado to wheel out C3PO-style robot to lend a hand at warehousesOcado is to test a humanoid maintenance assistant in its warehouses, in the online grocery specialist’s latest move to reduce reliance on human workers. Q&A What is AI? Show Hide Artificial Intelligence has various definitions, but in general it means a program that uses data to build a model of some aspect of the world. This model is then used to make informed decisions and predictions about fut
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Why did the passenger pigeon die out?This passenger pigeon specimen is found at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's University Museum. There are specimens everywhere, but passenger pigeons died out in the wild more than a century ago. Credit: Per Gustav Thingstad, NTNU Why do species die out? This is the overarching question being asked by many leading researchers. Knowing more about what leads to a species becoming
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Study uncovers distinctions in major crop genome evolutionsPurdue University researchers Damon Lisch (left) and Jianxin Ma have found that while soybean and maize genomes doubled around the same time, they did so in different ways. Credit: Purdue Agricultural Communication photo/Tom Campbell Sometime between 5 million and 13 million years ago, both maize and soybeans underwent genome duplications, but Purdue University scientists believe they happened in
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The biennial rainfall relationship in the tropical western hemisphere has weakened in recent decadesBiennial rainfall relationship could be observed in the tropical eastern hemisphere associated with the tropospheric biennial oscillation, and the tropical western hemisphere. In the tropical western hemisphere, previous studies have revealed that a biennial relationship exists between the interannual rainfall anomalies over Central America (CA) and equatorial South America (ESA). Understanding th
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Kom med cykelfeltets aerodynamik-guru på træningsbanen før rekordforsøgEt forurenet kosttilskud var sidste år skyld i en positiv dopingprøve og fratagelsen af den danske timerekord i banecykling fra ingeniøren Martin Toft Madsen. I aften forsøger den evigt optimerende cykelrytter igen. Forventningerne var høje ved sidste træning inden løbet, og disciplinen timerekord er som skabt til en rytter, der ikke vil overlade noget til tilfældighederne: På cykelbanen i Baller
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cognitive science
How Words Relate: lexical relationshipsA community for those who are interested in the mind, brain, language and artificial intelligence. Want to know more? Take a look at our reading list here. If you have any suggestions for further inclusions, post them here .
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"We cannot doubt of our existence while we doubt...I doubt, therefore I think, therefore I am" - Rene Descartessubmitted by /u/nevolutionbv [link] [comments]
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
LuxLeaks whistleblower's conviction overturnedDeltour in March had received a six-month suspended jail sentence with a 1,500-euro fine. A Luxembourg court on Thursday overturned—on human rights grounds—the verdict against a "LuxLeaks" whistleblower who was convicted of leaking thousands of documents that revealed tax breaks for multinational firms. Luxembourg's highest court rejected the conviction against former PricewaterhouseCoopers emplo
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Frogs reveal mechanism that determines viability of hybridsCrossbreeding Xenopus laevis , the African clawed frog, and Xenopus tropicalis , the Western clawed frog has asymmetric results. When a female African clawed frog is crossbred with a male Western clawed frog, the embryos are viable. However, the other way around, crossbreeding a male African clawed frog and a female Western clawed frog leads to embryos that die in the early stages of development.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
The LEC—now an efficient and bright deviceThe light device LEC is flexible and thin. Credit: Umeå University Researchers from Umeå University and Linköping University in Sweden have developed light-emitting electrochemical cells (LECs) that emit strong light at high efficiency. As such, the thin, flexible and lightweight LEC promises future and improved applications within home diagnostics, signage, illumination and healthcare. The resul
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
The origin of flower-making genesFlowering plants have evolved from plants without flowers. It is known that the function of several genes, called MADS-box genes, creates shapes peculiar to flowers such as stamens, pistils and petals. Plants that do not produce flowers, such as mosses, ferns and green algae, are also known to have the MADS-box genes. However, it was not well understood how the MADS-box genes work in plants withou
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Scientists examine how aerosol types influence cloud formationTransport pathways of clean, continental air masses from the north and polluted, maritime air masses from the south are given by trajectory (colored lines) and meteorological (colored shading) analyses. Credit: Advances in Atmospheric Sciences Not all aerosols are made equally. Sea salt and some types of wild fire smoke can take flight to create clouds and, eventually, rain, while other aerosols,
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BBC News - Science & Environment
Nasa rover Curiosity visits 'Scotland' on MarsMars Ice WaterImage copyright NASA/JPL-Caltech Image caption Curiosity's tracks in Torridon on Mars Nasa's Mars rover Curiosity is exploring a part of the planet named after Torridon in Scotland. Martian geological areas and features have been named by Nasa after places on Earth. Several of the names have been taken from Scotland and, as well as Torridon, there is a Siccar Point, Muck, Wick, Sandwick and Holyr
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Intoxicatingly light-sensitiveTwo photosensitive THC derivatives and how they are embedded in the cannabinoid receptor 1. Credit: from Westphal MV et al, J. Am. Chemical Soc., 2017,139 (50), pp 18206-18212. ETH chemists have synthesised several variants of THC, the active ingredient in cannabis. Its structure can be altered with light, and the researchers have used this to create a new tool that can be used to more effectivel
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Researchers report human-perceived temperature rising faster than actual air temperatureTo predict how humans will be affected by climate change, geographers and climatologists led by Professor David Chen Yongqin from the Department of Geography and Resource Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Dr. Li Jianfeng from the Department of Geography at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) studied the apparent temperature (AP), the temperature equivalent perceived by
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Discovering the creation era of ancient paintings at Mogao Grottoes, ChinaBuddhist and mural painting in Mogao Grottoes No. 206. Credit: Science China Press Mogao Grottoes is located in the western end of the Hexi Corridor along the ancient Silk Road in Dunhuang, China. From 366 to 1368 AD, a large group of Buddha caves were constructed that consists of 735 caves, 45,000 m 2 mural paintings, and 2,415 argillaceous painted sculptures. It was listed as a World Heritage S
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Artificial muscles power up with new gel-based robotics(a) Overview of wearing set-up of the assist wear. (b) Structure of the multilayered PVC gel actuator with two types of anode mesh electrodes. The red layer with small holes is comprised of slide electrodes to minimize the friction with the slide shafts. (c) Contraction and expansion movement of the stretching type actuator with the DC field turned on and off. (d) FlexiForce sensor-based motion d
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Viden
New York sagsøger olieindustrien for klimaforandringerOlieselskaberne har et ansvar for klimaforandringerne. Et ansvar de skal betale for. Sådan lyder det fra USAs største by New York, der vil sagsøge de fem største olieselskaber - og samtidigt afstå deres pensionskassers store investeringer i fossile brændstoffer indenfor de næste fem år. Lige nu har byens pensionskasser investeret 5 milliarder dollars - over 30 milliarder kroner - i olieindustrien
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Global warming will expose millions more to floodsFlood damage from Hurricane Irma is seen September 14, 2017 in Naples, Florida Global warming is expected to unleash more rain, exposing millions more people to river flooding particularly in the United States and parts of Asia, Africa and central Europe, researchers said Wednesday. The study in the journal Science Advances calculates how much more flood protection will be needed to keep the risk
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China says no major oil spill after Iran tanker collisionThe Iranian oil tanker was on its way to South Korea when it collided with the CF Crystal Chinese authorities battling a blaze aboard an Iranian oil tanker said Wednesday no major spill has been detected, but an explosion had forced firefighting vessels temporarily to suspend work. One body has been found but 31 sailors from the Sanchi—mainly Iranians—remained missing four days after it collided
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
UK plans to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by 2042The UK government wants supermarkets to introduce plastic-free aisles and intends to inject new funding into plastics innovation, Prime Minister Theresa May will say in a speech outlining proposals Britain plans to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years, Prime Minister Theresa May will announce Thursday as part of long-term plans for the environment. The government wants supermarke
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Brexit could cost nearly 500,000 UK jobs: studyUp to half a million British jobs could go up in smoke because of Brexit, a study found Brexit could cost the UK nearly 500,000 jobs in a worst-case scenario, according to a study published Thursday which was commissioned by the mayor of London. Britain could lose 482,000 jobs by 2030 if the country crashes out of the European Union, according to research by Cambridge Econometrics. A scenario i
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S. Korea govt sends bitcoin on rollercoaster rideBitcoin plunged 18 percent after South Korea said it was preparing to shut down cryptocurrency exchanges in the country Bitcoin and other virtual currencies were sent on rollercoaster rides in South Korea Thursday as the government said it was planning to ban cryptocurrency exchanges, before later backtracking. Justice Minister Park Sang-Ki said Seoul was preparing a bill to shut down the country
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Outrage after koala found screwed to pole in AustraliaThe much-loved koala has been under increasing threat across Australia in recent decades, particularly from habitat loss, disease, dog attacks and bushfires A dead koala has been found screwed to a pole in Australia in a "sickening" act that sparked outrage Thursday on social media. Koala Rescue Queensland (KRQ) responded to a report of one of the furry animals climbing a picnic shelter at Broolo
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Ingeniøren
Gammelt it-system og ny kontanthjælpslov kan føre til forkerte udbetalingerUdbetaling Danmark advarer nu mod, at nye regler kan føre til fejl i udbetaling af sociale ydelser, da de håndteres af et »ældre it-system«. Det skriver Politiken . Til juli er planen, at en ny lov, som blandt andet skærer i integrationsydelsen, skal træde i kraft. Men Udbetaling Danmark system, KMD-Aktiv, er af så ældre dato, at systemet kan få meget svært ved at håndtere ændringerne, advarede U
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Science : NPR
Alcohol-Related ER Visits Soar, Especially Among WomenAlcohol consumption per capita is down in the U.S., though alcohol-linked ER visits are up. Women are catching up with men nationally in overall drinking, as well as in binge drinking, drunk driving and deaths from cirrhosis of the liver caused by alcoholism. Vasyl Tretiakov / EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Vasyl Tretiakov / EyeEm/Getty Images Alcohol consumption per capita is dow
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Ingeniøren
Nu får København sin første letbane til seks milliarderAlt tyder på, at byggeriet af Københavns første letbane nu kan starte, selv om byggeriet bliver dyrere end budgetteret. Det står klart, efter at bestyrelsen for letbaneselskabet i aftes enstemmigt besluttede at anbefale at gå videre med projektet. Letbanen skal følge Københavns Ring 3 fra Lundtofte i nord til Ishøj i syd. Foto: MI Grafik Hovedstadens Letbane Længde 27 kilometer Antal stationer 29
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Neutrons inspect salt-inclusion materials to improve long-term waste storageUniversity of South Carolina researcher Gregory Morrison prepares a SIM sample to be lowered into the neutron beam. This team is studying hierarchical structures for their applications in nuclear waste storage. Eventually, they hope to develop a new material for stabilizing and storing nuclear waste. Credit: ORNL/Genevieve Martin A team of researchers from the University of South Carolina is usin
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BBC News - Science & Environment
Giant bat: Remains of extinct burrowing bat found in New ZealandImage copyright Illustration by Gavin Mouldey Image caption Scientists say the newly found bat resembled this other kind of extinct burrowing bat The fossilised remains of a giant burrowing bat that lived in New Zealand millions of years ago have been found on the country's South Island. The teeth and bones of the extinct bat were found to be three times the size of an average modern bat. The bat
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Huawei wins China patent lawsuit against rival SamsungChinese tech giant Huawei won a patent infringement lawsuit against South Korea smartphone rival Samsung on Thursday, according to information released by a Chinese court.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
YouTube limits Logan Paul vlog due to apparent suicide postIn this Aug. 13, 2017, file photo, Logan Paul introduces a performance by Kyle & Lil Yachty and Rita Ora at the Teen Choice Awards at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. YouTube says it has removed blogger Logan Paul's channels from Google Preferred and will not feature him in the new season of "Foursome." Paul's new video blogs also are on hold after he shared a video on YouTube that appeared to sh
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Ingeniøren
Nu kommer den: Teknologipagt skal tiltrække unge til ingeniørfag og naturvidenskabSidst i januar præsenterer erhvervsminister Brian Mikkelsen (K) teknologipagten, der skal fremme de tekniske og digitale kompetencer i uddannelsessystemet. Buzzordet er STEM-kompetencer. Det er forkortelse for Science, Technology, Engineering og Math, altså naturvidenskabelige, tekniske, digitale og matematiske fag. »Vi har fået idéen fra ingeniørerne, fordi vi godt vil have flere ingeniører og f
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Dagens Medicin
Omfanget af patientansvarlige læger for kræftpatienter er uvistDer er ingen landsdækkende registrering af, hvor mange kræftpatienter, der får tildelt en patientansvarlig læge, fremgår det af svar fra sundhedsministeren til Folketingets sundhedsudvalg.
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Dagens Medicin
Præcisionsmedicin giver håb til patienter med galdevejskræftNy forskning viser, at patienter med galdevejskræft kan have gavn af mere skræddersyet medicin.
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Dagens Medicin
Sjællands Universitetshospital får professor i ortopædkirurgiSjællands Universitetshospital fortsætter udbygningen af sin forskning og styrker nu den ortopædkirurgiske afdeling med en professor, som skal være med til at opbygge en stærk forskningsenhed og løfte ekspertisen inden for ortopædkirurgiske behandlinger.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Old dog, new tricks: Sony unleashes 'intelligent' robot petThe Aibo dog comes with a hefty price tag of nearly $3,000 As Japan celebrates the year of the dog, electronics giant Sony on Thursday unleashed its new robot canine companion, packed with artificial intelligence and internet connectivity. The sleek ivory-white puppy-sized "aibo" robot shook its head and wagged its tail as if waking from a nap when it was taken out of a cocoon-shaped case at a "b
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BBC News - Science & Environment
'Serious gap' in cosmic expansion rate hints at new physicsImage copyright NASA Image caption Artwork: The expansion of the Universe has been accelerating in the billions of years since the Big Bang A mathematical discrepancy in the expansion rate of the Universe is now "pretty serious", and could point the way to a major discovery in physics, says a Nobel laureate. The most recent results suggest the inconsistency is not going away. Prof Adam Riess told
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Viden
Vild overlevelse i amerikansk kulde: Alligatorer lader sig fryse fast med snuden over isenHvis man tilfældigvis er ude at gå en tur i sumpen i det sydøstlige North Carolina i USA, så skal man mere end nogensinde passe på, hvor man træder. Man risikerer nemlig at træde en alligator over næsen. North Carolina har ligesom store dele af resten af det østlige USA oplevet store temperaturfald den seneste uge grundet en såkaldt ”atmosfærisk bombe” , og de rekordkolde temperaturer påvirker ma
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Court OKs killing a type of owl to see effect on other owlsVisiting a colleague in Germany in 2012, Boston College Research Professor Paul K. Strother was examining soil samples for pollen, spores, pieces of plants and insect legs - organic debris that might otherwise have been considered ...
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Viden
Mikroplast i drikkevand kan snart målesMikroplast-partikler er overalt i vores omgivelser, ja selv i luften, vi indånder, og i det vand, vi drikker. De små partikler får meget opmærksomhed, men forskere og eksperter har umådeligt svært ved at finde ud af, hvor meget mikroplast der er i vores vand - og konsekvenserne ved at den er der. Der mangler fortsat viden på området, konkluderer en rapport fra Miljøstyrelsen. - Vi mangler mere vi
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Ingeniøren
Efter nedbrud og databasefejl: Systematic må betale bod for plaget bibliotekssystemSeks bibliotekssystemer er blevet erstattet med én fælles løsning, der nu favner 96 af landets 98 kommuner. Men processen har ikke været smertefri. Efteråret har budt på både forlængede svartider og driftsnedbrud, og nu må leverandøren, Systematic, betale bod til Kombit for ikke at overholde kravene til drift. I et nyhedsbrev til systemets brugere beklager projektlederen ved Kombit – Jesper Munch
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Facebook-aktivist: Privatlivs-folket skal til at få fingeren ud»Problemet med privatlivsboblen er, at vi er gode til at fortælle, hvor ondt og skidt alting er, men vi er ikke særligt gode til at gøre en skid ved det.« Sådan lyder meldingen fra Facebook-aktivisten og advokaten Max Schrems, der i 2015 startede et massesøgsmål mod Facebook, som endte med at udløse en af de største omvæltninger inden for datalovgivning, da EU-domstolen gav Schrems medhold og sam
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Netbutikker bomber hinanden med links fra spam-blogsMindst 430 danske netbutikker benytter sig af tusindvis af spam-blogs i kampen om at komme til tops på Googles rangliste og være det første resultat, du ser, når du mangler en ny cykel eller en yogamåtte. Det viser en kortlægning af fænomenet, som Henrik Jensen og fire andre frivillige bag sitet substandard.org er i gang med at gennemføre. Undersøgelsen afslører, at både de store butikskæder Bilk
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
China warns of US protectionism after Huawei setback (Update)Chinese tech giant Huawei faces a major setback in efforts to expand in the US smartphone market following renewed national security concerns, documents showed. Huawei, which appeared to lose a deal with AT&T that would have given it an improved foothold in the handset market, faced criticism from US lawmakers over its intellectual property protection and its ties to Chinese intelligence, accordi
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Hiding from a warmer climate in the forestA data logger measuring near-ground temperature in the forest. Credit: Caroline Greiser When studying the effect of climate change on biodiversity, it is important to consider the climate near the ground (microclimate) which a plant or an animal actually experiences. Deep shady depressions, dense old forests or places close to water for example are always considerably cooler than their surroundin
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Astronomers to build space telescope to explore nearby starsThe SPARCS space telescope is CubeSat that will be built at ASU out of six cubical modules, each about four inches on a side. The plan is for students to be involved the design and construction of the spacecraft to provide educational and training opportunities to become future engineers, scientists, and mission leaders. Credit: Arizona State University In 2021, a spacecraft the size of a Cheerio
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Malaria parasite packs genetic material for trip from mosquitoes to humansBecause the malaria parasite Plasmodium cannot anticipate when it may be transmitted from a mosquito to a mammalian host, it uses specialized poly(A)-binding proteins to package and protect its genetic material for use after transmission. Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The parasite that causes malaria has not one, but two, specialized proteins that protect its messenger RNAs—g
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Hiding from a warmer climate in the forestIMAGE: Cold microclimates in forests are for example created by local depressions and dense forest. They are sometimes visible by remaining snow patches in spring. view more Credit: Photo: Caroline Greiser When studying the effect of climate change on biodiversity, it is important to consider the climate near the ground (microclimate) which a plant or an animal actually experiences. Deep shady de
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Why did the passenger pigeon die out?IMAGE: This passenger pigeon specimen is found at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's University Museum. There are specimens everywhere, but passenger pigeons died out in the wild more than... view more Credit: Per Gustav Thingstad, NTNU Why do species die out? This is the overarching question being asked by many leading researchers. Knowing more about what leads to a speci
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Restaurant and bar smoking bans do reduce smoking, especially among the highly educatedSmoking risk drops significantly in college graduates when they live near areas that have completely banned smoking in bars and restaurants, according to a new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology . The study found that the bans were associated with high gains in quit attempts by smokers with low incomes. "Our results suggest that smoking bans may help start the process among people with
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Mediterranean diet may help protect older adults from becoming frailAn analysis of published studies indicates that following the Mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of frailty in older individuals. The findings, which are published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society , suggest that a diet emphasizing primarily plant-based foods--such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts--may help keep people healthy and independent as they a
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Ingeniøren
Fem tegn på, at din leder kører dig i sænkAdskillige joboplag efterspørger stærke medarbejdere, som kan klare presset på det moderne arbejdsmarked. Men fokusset på robuste ansatte flytter ledelsens ansvar over på medarbejdernes skuldre. Nye jobtilbud hver uge. Tjek de nyeste opslag på Jobfinder. Ansatte i både offentlige og private organisationer oplever at blive tvunget ind i en trædemølle, som ikke stopper, før kroppen kollapser, mens
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Ingeniøren
Nu er det nemmere at få mobilsignalet rundt i store bygningerDet kan ofte være svært at få hul igennem til mobiltelefonen i et nybyggeri, fordi nutidens lavenergi-løsninger er så godt isoleret, at mobilsignalerne svækkes. For første gang har Teleindustrien nu godkendt en såkaldt multioperatørløsning, hvor en tredjepart får en samlet tilladelse til at forstærke mobilsignalerne med en repeaterløsning på alle teleselskabernes frekvenser. Tidligere har der sku
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Don’t like going to the gym? It could be your personalityThe effectiveness of someone’s exercise regime may depend on their individual personality type, with more creative people better suited to outdoor activities.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
In 'pond scum,' scientists find answers to one of evolution's which-came-first casesA team of scientists report on new evidence that primitive moths and butterflies existed during the Jurassic period, approximately 50 million years earlier than the first flowering plants, shedding new light on one of the most confounding cases of co-evolution.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Adaptation now: River flood risks increase around the globe under future warmingRainfall changes caused by global warming will increase river flood risks across the globe. Already today, fluvial floods are among the most common and devastating natural disasters. Scientists have now calculated the required increase in flood protection until the 2040s worldwide, breaking it down to single regions and cities. They find that the need for adaptation is greatest in the US, parts of
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Scientists curb growth of cancer cells by blocking access to key nutrientsResearchers have discovered how to curb the growth of cancer cells by blocking the cells' access to certain nutrients.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Housework gender differences may affect health in elderly men and womenElderly men across Europe and the US spend less time on housework than elderly women, according to a new study. Researchers found that elderly women on average spent almost five hours a day doing housework compared to only around three hours a day for elderly men.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Malaria parasite packs genetic material for trip from mosquitoes to humansThe parasite that causes malaria has not one, but two, specialized proteins that protect its genetic material until the parasite takes up residence in a new host.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Enzyme shown to regulate inflammation and metabolism in fat tissueNew research in mice and humans suggests that an enzyme called SNRK suppresses inflammation in obesity-related 'white fat' while increasing metabolism in heat-producing 'brown fat,' making SNRK an intriguing target in the battle against obesity.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Mexican migrant health access much lower after US border crossingImmigrants and migrants from Mexico had worse access to health care and insurance after they crossed the border into the US -- and it remained bad when they returned to Mexico again.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Light activity measured with fitness tracker linked to lower mortality in older womenResearchers created a study to learn more about how much exercise older adults are able to perform, and how that exercise affects their health. The research team studied 6,489 female participants aged 63 to 99 years old.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
NASA's newly renamed Swift Mission spies a comet slowdownNASA's Swift spacecraft, now renamed the Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory after the mission's late principal investigator, has detected the most dramatic change in a comet's rotation ever seen.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
For a banded mongoose in northern Botswana, communicating with family can be deadlyA novel tuberculosis pathogen, Mycobacterium mungi, closely related to human TB, infects and kills banded mongooses through a surprising route -- olfactory communication. Now, a detailed investigation provides a window into how this deadly disease moves between mongooses and within the mongoose host.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Robotic implants spur tissue regeneration inside the bodyAn implanted, programmable medical robot can gradually lengthen tubular organs by applying traction forces -- stimulating tissue growth in stunted organs without interfering with organ function or causing apparent discomfort, report researchers.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Astronomers to build space telescope to explore nearby starsA new mission will launch a small satellite telescope into space to study the environment in other solar systems around the Galaxy's most common type of star.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Bad air quality along Utah's Wasatch Front causes more than 200 pneumonia cases each yearAir pollution erodes the health of adults over age 65, a population particularly vulnerable to the effects of pneumonia.
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Live Science
This Colorful Kit Lets Kids Build a Programmable CameraThere are a lot of STEM toys that teach kids the joys of programming by having them build and control a robot. The Kano Camera Kit takes a different approach, providing children as young as six with the pieces to build a 5-MP camera, which they can then program. Due out in 2019 for an estimated price of $99, the kit helps kids develop serious programming skills while having fun shooting animate
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Scientific American Content: Global
You Live in a Strange Solar SystemThe more astronomers study the heavens, the more they realize: our solar system is weird. "There are a few things that make the solar system kind of strange ." Lauren Weiss, an astrophysicist at the University of Montreal. "One of which is we have a giant planet. Only about 10 percent of sunlike stars have a giant planet. And there are probably even fewer that have two giant planets." In
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BBC News - Science & Environment
Meet the butterflies from 200 million years agoImage copyright Bas van de Schootbrugge Image caption One of the scales under the microscope Newly discovered fossils show that moths and butterflies have been on the planet for at least 200 million years. Scientists found fossilised butterfly scales the size of a speck of dust inside ancient rock from Germany. The find pushes back the date for the origins of the Lepidoptera, one of the most priz
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Popular Science
Watch the James Webb Space Telescope go through nine months of testing in two minutesThe James Webb Space Telescope took decades to build . It won't launch until 2019 at the earliest , it's slowly but surely making its way toward that distant date, after which it will finally get a chance to capture those first glimpses of galaxies forming in the early universe. It was first assembled at Goddard , and then headed down to NASA's Johnson Space Center for testing in a massive cryoge
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Big Think
This Popular Pain Reliever Could Impact Male FertilityGenerally, when a couple is trying to have a baby, the focus is put on the woman’s health. But today, more and more, fertility specialists are learning that the male’s contribution is almost as important, and male health as a consequence just as impactful. Fifteen percent of couples globally wrestle with infertility. Among these, male infertility is solely responsible for about 20-30% of cases, w
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Futurity.org
Supercomputer sheds light on ‘jets’ shooting from black holesSupercomputer simulations have given researchers new insight into one of the mysterious behaviors of relativistic jets that shoot from black holes, extending outward across millions of light years. Advanced simulations created with one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers show the jets’ streams gradually change direction in the sky, or precess, as a result of space-time being dragged into
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Futurity.org
Crawling babies stir up and inhale all kinds of bio-gunkWhen babies crawl, their movement across floors, especially on carpets, kicks up high levels of dirt, skin cells, bacteria, pollen, and fungal spores, according to a new study. Crawling babies inhale a dose of those bio bits into their lungs that is four times (per kilogram of body mass) what an adult would breathe walking across the same floor. “Such exposures act to stimulate and challenge your
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Science | The Guardian
BBC follows Blue Planet II with hard-hitting nature documentariesThe BBC is to show two major documentaries about challenges facing the environment, and a landmark series in which animals are followed for more than two years, as it looks to build on the extraordinary success of Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II. Drowning in Plastic will air on BBC1 and explore the damage that plastic is doing to the environment – an issue raised by Blue Planet II – while
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Futurity.org
Depression and epileptic seizures may share genetic causeSeizures and mood disorders such as depression may share the same genetic cause in some people with epilepsy, a new study suggests. The findings may lead to better screening and treatment to improve patients’ quality of life, researchers say. People have suspected a relationship between epilepsy and mood disorders for millennia. Scientists studied dozens of families with multiple relatives who ha
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Futurity.org
Tying work or school success to ‘brilliance’ turns women awayMessages that tie success in a particular field, job opportunity, or college major to “brilliance” undermine women’s interest because of cultural stereotypes that portray it as a male trait, a new study suggests. “…the effects of these stereotypes persist over time, continuing to shape women’s educational and career trajectories well into adulthood…” “We know that women are underrepresented in fi
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Popular Science
CES 2018 Day 3: Are you sick of new gadgets yet?All the lights went out in the Central Hall of CES today, but that didn’t stop companies from parading their new gadgets out into the world. Now that the big press conferences are in the rear-view mirrors of our self-driving cars, we’re getting into the slightly smaller announcements, which are often more interesting—and more practical—for humans and their disposable income. Google VR180 stuff is
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Two simple tests could help to pinpoint cause of strokeDetecting the cause of the deadliest form of stroke could be improved by a simple blood test added alongside a routine brain scan, research suggests. Combining the test with a brain scan could provide key genetic information that may help identify those most at risk from a second stroke, doctors say. Experts say the new approach could revolutionise the way doctors manage strokes caused by bleedin
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Benefits of a healthy diet greater in people at high genetic risk for obesityThe benefits of sticking to a healthy diet to prevent long term weight gain are greater in people at high genetic risk for obesity than in those with low genetic risk, finds a study in The BMJ today. The researchers say their findings indicate that improving diet quality over time might lead to greater weight loss for people who are genetically susceptible to obesity. The study also indicates tha
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Investigation raises concerns over poor quality, lack of regulation, and misrepresentation of animal researchAn investigation published by The BMJ today has unearthed concerns about how researchers misrepresented the results of animal studies to gain funding and approval for human trials to test a new tuberculosis vaccine. Led by The BMJ 's Associate Editor, Dr Deborah Cohen, the investigation and linked expert commentaries highlight the "pick and mix" approach to animal research, and raise wider questi
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New prostate cancer risk score could help guide screening decisionsA new score for predicting a man's genetic risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer could help guide decisions about who to screen and when, say researchers in The BMJ today. Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in males in developed countries, with over a million new cases and over 300,000 associated deaths estimated worldwide in 2012. Screening for prostate specific anti
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This is how your stress turns into sicknessCertain types of stress interact with immune cells and can regulate how these cells respond to allergens, ultimately causing physical symptoms and disease, a new study suggests. “We all know that stress affects the mind-body connection and increases the risk for many diseases… The question is, how?” The study, which appears in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology , shows how a stress receptor, known
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New Drug Capsule May Allow Weekly HIV TreatmentReplacing daily pills with a weekly regimen could help patients stick to their dosing schedule. Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have developed a capsule that can deliver a week’s worth of HIV drugs in a single dose. This advance could make it much easier for patients to adhere to the strict schedule of dosing required for the drug cocktails u
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Chickens Are Not Dumb Clucks after AllDifficult as it obviously is to know what, if anything, is on an animal’s mind, scientists have been piecing together evidence of surprising cognitive abilities in nonhumans. As the research progresses, more and more creatures are turning out to have the biological hardware for thought, even advanced thought in many cases, raising fascinating questions about the intelligence of animals. That dolp
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Russian 'Fancy Bears' Hackers Target International Olympic Committee in Latest Email DumpOn Wednesday, in the wake of Russia's December ban from the 2018 Winter Olympics, a Russia-linked group calling itself "Fancy Bears" published a set of apparently stolen emails. They purportedly belong to officials from the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee, and third-party groups associated with the organizations. It's not the first time Russia has lashed out a
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Loners or social butterflies? Lemurs are bothRing-tailed lemurs, primate cousins that live in groups of up to two dozen on the island of Madagascar, have distinct personalities that drive their social behavior, a new study of group dynamics suggests. “…social connectedness influences health, immunity, survival. This is true for animals as well as humans.” First author Ipek Kulahci spent several years studying ring-tailed lemurs at the Duke
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Australia's Heat Wave Fries Bats' Brains, Hundreds Found DeadHundreds of flying fox bats died near Sydney over the weekend from dehydration during a heat wave. Ian Waldie/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Ian Waldie/Getty Images Hundreds of flying fox bats died near Sydney over the weekend from dehydration during a heat wave. Ian Waldie/Getty Images It's summer in Australia and extreme heat is causing bats' brains to fry. Hundreds of fur-covered fly
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Arsenic-tainted drinking water may increase diabetes riskA new study reports that chronic exposure to arsenic interferes with insulin secretion in the pancreas, which may increase the risk of diabetes.
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A repeating fast radio burst from an extreme environmentNew detections of radio waves from a repeating fast radio burst have revealed an astonishingly potent magnetic field in the source's environment, indicating that it is situated near a massive black hole or within a nebula of unprecedented power.
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Heart-muscle patches made with human cells improve heart attack recoveryLarge, human cardiac-muscle patches created in the lab have been tested, for the first time, on large animals in a heart attack model. This clinically relevant approach showed that the patches significantly improved recovery from heart attack injury. The results are a step closer to the goal of treating human heart attacks by suturing cardiac-muscle patches over an area of dead heart muscle in ord
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Environment strategy aims to stop needless plastic wasteImage copyright RSPB Cymru Image caption Sea birds have struggled to cope with plastic pollution Theresa May will pledge to eradicate all avoidable plastic waste in the UK by 2042. The commitment is part of a 25-year plan to improve the natural environment being launched on Thursday. In her speech to launch the plan the prime minister will say: "I think people will be shocked at how today we allo
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How the Bomb Cyclone Nearly Broke JFK AirportEven before a water main broke and flooded much of Terminal 4 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport early Sunday afternoon, the travel hub resembled a warzone, populated by blank-eyed employees and civilians, none of them quite sure what had happened over the past few days, and none of them happy about it. “I’m sure somebody was ready to poke a pencil in their eye,” says Patti Clark
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Both fresh and frozen embryos offer similar chances of baby after IVFFor women using in vitro fertilization to have a child, using either fresh or frozen embryos have similar success rates for most women, according to an international team of researchers. In a study -- published today (Jan. 10) in the New England Journal of Medicine -- researchers compared the live birth rates of in vitro fertilization procedures on women who had infertility but otherwise ovulated
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Frozen embryos result in just as many live births in IVFFreezing and subsequent transfer of embryos gives infertile couples just as much of a chance of having a child as using fresh embryos for in vitro fertilization (IVF), research from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Adelaide, Australia has found. In results to be published this week in The New England Journal of Medicine , the research team shows that ongoing pregnancy rates and live births were equ
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Rare melanoma type highly responsive to immunotherapyTAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2018) - Desmoplastic melanoma is a rare subtype of melanoma that is commonly found on sun-exposed areas, such as the head and neck, and usually seen in older patients. Treatment is difficult because these tumors are often resistant to chemotherapy and lack actionable mutations commonly found in other types of melanoma that are targeted by specific drugs. However, Moffitt Can
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Enzyme shown to regulate inflammation and metabolism in fat tissueIMAGE: New research identifies an enzyme that helps regulate inflammation and metabolism in fat tissue. view more Credit: Brown University PROVIDENCE RI [Brown University] -- The human body has two primary kinds of fat--white fat, which stores excess calories and is associated with obesity, and brown fat, which burns calories in order to produce heat and has garnered interest as a potential m
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Malaria parasite packs genetic material for trip from mosquitoes to humansIMAGE: Because the malaria parasite Plasmodium cannot anticipate when it may be transmitted from a mosquito to a mammalian host, it uses specialized poly(A)-binding proteins to package and protect its genetic... view more Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The parasite that causes malaria has not one, but two, specialized proteins that protect its messenger RNAs -- genetic
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Finding the Oldest Fossils of Butterflies Using a Human Nose HairBut in analyzing the murky solution they stumbled upon a new mystery: several unknown scales were left behind in the gunk. The team soon discovered that the scales belonged to long extinct relatives of modern butterflies and moths. Mr. van Eldijk was tasked with fishing out more, and for that job he was given a dissection probe with a single nostril hair. “The nose hair has just the right length
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Apparently, People Say “Thank You” to Self-Driving Pizza Delivery VehiclesYou wouldn’t think Jim Farley would spend a lot of time thinking about pizza delivery, given his title as Ford’s executive vice president and president of global markets. But Farley, who oversees the business strategy for the car maker’s autonomous-vehicle unit, believes that delivering things such as pizza will be a key application for self-driving cars in the future, and he want to learn how pe
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Climate Change Means 'Virtually No Male Turtles' Born In A Key Nesting GroundThe sex of green sea turtles is determined by the egg's temperature as it's being incubated. Megan Nagel/USFWS Warming temperatures are having a profound and potentially devastating impact on one of the most important green sea turtle populations in the world. Scientists were surprised to find that "virtually no male turtles" are being hatched in a key breeding ground in the northern Great Barrie
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When Pilots are Startled or Surprised Bad Things Can HappenWhen Pilots are Startled or Surprised Bad Things Can Happen Researchers are learning how to train pilots for the unexpected. Flightsimulator.jpg Image credits: SuperJet International via Flickr Rights information: CC BY-SA 2.0 Technology Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 16:30 Joel Shurkin, Contributor (Inside Science) -- On Jan. 15, 2009, Chesley Sullenberger III, the pilot on US Airways Flight 1549
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ASU astronomers to build space telescope to explore nearby starsIMAGE: The SPARCS space telescope is CubeSat that will be built at ASU out of six cubical modules, each about four inches on a side. The plan is for students to... view more Credit: Arizona State University In 2021, a spacecraft the size of a Cheerios box will carry a small telescope into Earth orbit on an unusual mission. Its task is to monitor the flares and sunspots of small stars to asses
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Senate commerce leader confronts Apple about iPhone slowdownThe chairman of the U.S. Senate's commerce committee wants Apple to lift the veil on its once-secret slowdown of older iPhones. Sen. John Thune, a South Dakota Republican, issued his request for more information in a letter sent Tuesday to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Among other things, Thune wants to know if Apple made any effort to notify its customers that its recent software updates would make seve
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Behind the smart gadgets, Amazon and Google are waging warA monorail with a Google advertisement passes the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES International, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) The flash of the CES technology show in Las Vegas is all about robots, drones and smart gadgets. But its subtext is all about Google versus Amazon. Both companies usually shun conventions like CES, preferring to debut gadgets at the
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NASA sees Tropical Cyclone 5 form near northwestern Australia's coastAt 12 p.m. EST (1700 UTC) on Jan. 10, NASA's Aqua satellite provided a look at temperatures of 05S's cloud tops. MODIS found the lowest cloud top temperature is about minus 90 degrees Celsius (minus 130 degrees Fahrenheit) in a band of thunderstorms stretching from west to north of the center and over the open waters of the Southern Indian Ocean. Credit: NASA/NRL Tropical Depression 5S was consol
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Higher-ranked colleges don't necessarily provide a better educational experienceCredit: CC0 Public Domain College rankings dominate the conversation regarding quality in postsecondary education, but new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York reveals that rankings have little to no relationship to student engagement, an important indicator of collegiate quality. John Zilvinskis, assistant professor of student affairs administration, along with Louis
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A simple cell holds 42 million protein molecules, scientists revealYeast cells expressing proteins that carry green and red fluorescent tags to make them visible. Credit: Brendan Ho It's official—there are some 42 million protein molecules in a simple cell, revealed a team of researchers led by Grant Brown, a biochemistry professor in the University of Toronto's Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research. Analyzing data from almost two dozen large st
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Dark Energy Survey publicly releases first three years of dataThe full area of sky mapped by the Dark Energy Survey and the 11 newly discovered stellar streams. Four of the streams in this diagram -- ATLAS, Molonglo, Phoenix and Tucana III - were previously known. The others were discovered using the Dark Energy Camera, one of the most powerful astronomical cameras on Earth. Credit: Dark Energy Survey At a special session held during the American Astronomic
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Higher-ranked colleges don't necessarily provide a better educational experienceBINGHAMTON, NY- College rankings dominate the conversation regarding quality in postsecondary education, but new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York reveals that rankings have little to no relationship to student engagement, an important indicator of collegiate quality. John Zilvinskis, assistant professor of student affairs administration, along with Louis Rocconi a
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NASA sees Tropical Cyclone 5 form near northwestern Australia's coastIMAGE: At 12 p.m. EST (1700 UTC) on Jan. 10, NASA's Aqua satellite provided a look at temperatures of 05S's cloud tops. MODIS found the lowest cloud top temperature is about... view more Credit: NASA/NRL Tropical Depression 5S was consolidating just offshore Cape Leveque, Western Australia when NASA's Aqua satellite gathered temperature data that showed the strongest part of the depression re
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Researchers use Titan to accelerate design, training of deep learning networksORNL's Steven Young (left) and Travis Johnston used Titan to prove the design and training of deep learning networks could be greatly accelerated with a capable computing system. Credit: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US Department of Energy. Photographed by Jason Richards A team of researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has married artificial intelligence and h
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BRIEF: Stopping Armageddon With Artificial IntelligenceBRIEF: Stopping Armageddon With Artificial Intelligence Scientists are training computers to help us stop asteroids from crashing into our planet. BIGIMPCT.jpg An artist's depiction of a cataclysmic meteor impact. Image credits: Donald Davis /NASA Technology Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 15:45 Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer Inside Science) – Imagine you have just spotted a giant asteroid heading straight
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Mexican migrant health access much lower after US border crossingHealth care access nosedives for Mexican immigrants and migrants once they cross into the United States -- and stays that way even if they return to Mexico -- a Drexel University public health study found. The study, published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved and led by Ana Martinez-Donate, PhD, associate professor in Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health, looked i
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Heart-muscle patches made with human cells improve heart attack recoveryBIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Large, human cardiac-muscle patches created in the lab have been tested, for the first time, on large animals in a heart attack model. This clinically relevant approach showed that the patches significantly improved recovery from heart attack injury. The results are a step closer to the goal of treating human heart attacks by suturing cardiac-muscle patches over an area of dead
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Here's how stress may be making you sickIMAGE: Adam Moeser, an endowed chair and associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University, specializes in stress-induced diseases. view more Credit: Michigan State University EAST LANSING, Mich. -- A Michigan State University researcher is providing new insight into how certain types of stress interact with immune cells and can regulate how these cells re
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A simple cell holds 42 million protein molecules, scientists revealIMAGE: Yeast cells expressing proteins that carry green and red fluorescent tags to make them visible. view more Credit: Brandon Ho It's official--there are some 42 million protein molecules in a simple cell, revealed a team of researchers led by Grant Brown, a biochemistry professor in the University of Toronto's Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research. Analyzing data from alm
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Young adults report differing sexual effects from alcohol, marijuana, and ecstasyAlcohol, marijuana, and ecstasy each have very different sexual effects, from attraction and desire to sensitivity to sexual dysfunction, finds a study by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU Meyers College of Nursing. The findings, published in the journal Psychology and Sexuality , suggest that different substances are therefore associated with different sexual risks for
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The Oldest Butterflies on Earth Had No Flowers to Feed OnBefore there were flowers on Earth, there were butterflies. And moths. That's what scientists found after analyzing 70 fossils of wing scales and scale fragments unearthed in northern Germany. These 200-million-year-old fossils, which date to the Triassic-Jurassic boundary, are the oldest evidence on record of insects in the order Lepidoptera, the researchers said. Some of the fossils sh
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Here’s how stress may be making you sickA researcher is providing new insight into how certain types of stress interact with immune cells and can regulate how these cells respond to allergens, ultimately causing physical symptoms and disease.
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Epileptic seizures and depression may share a common genetic cause, study suggestsFrom the time of Hippocrates, physicians have suspected a link between epilepsy and depression. Now, for the first time, scientists have found evidence that seizures and mood disorders such as depression may share the same genetic cause in some people with epilepsy, which may lead to better screening and treatment to improve patients' quality of life.
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Dark energy survey publicly releases first three years of dataIMAGE: This image shows the full area of sky mapped by the Dark Energy Survey and the 11 newly discovered stellar streams. Four of the streams in this diagram -- ATLAS,... view more Credit: Dark Energy Survey At a special session held during the American Astronomical Society meeting in Washington, D.C., scientists on the Dark Energy Survey (DES) announced today the public release of their fir
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How a FedEx employee discovered the world’s largest prime numberJon Pace, a longtime FedEx employee, has loved math since high school. Today, he’s a flight operations finance manager with the Memphis-based delivery behemoth—and is also now credited with discovering the largest prime number currently known. It’s a whopping 23.2 million digits long. In case your math knowledge needs a refresher, a number is prime when it can only be divided by an integer that i
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Scientists take viewers to the center of the Milky WayCredit: NASA/CXC/Pontifical Catholic Univ. of Chile /C.Russell et al. A new visualization provides an exceptional virtual trip—complete with a 360-degree view—to the center of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. This project, made using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, allows viewers to control their own exploration of the fascinating environment of volatile massive st
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Tiny antibiotic beads fight infections after joint replacementMore than 1 million people undergo total joint replacements each year, and nearly 10,000 will develop infections. To reduce this infection risk, an orthopedic surgeon created small antibiotic beads that are implanted with the new joint to slowly release medicine for several weeks.
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The ecological costs of war: Conflict a consistent killer of African megafaunaResearchers report that war has been a consistent factor in the decades-long decline of Africa's large mammals. But the researchers also found that wildlife populations rarely collapsed to the point where recovery was impossible, meaning that even protected areas severely affected by conflict are promising candidates for conservation and rehabilitation efforts.
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Multiresponsive nanosurfactant constructs tiny chemical factoryScientists have made a surfactant based on nanoparticle dimers, which is responsive to multiple stimuli. The nanosurfactant combines several characteristics of each 'active' molecular surfactant which allows a tremendous flexibility whereby liquid droplets can be manipulated.
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With these special bacteria, a broccoli a day can keep the cancer doctor awayResearchers have engineered bacteria that specifically targets colorectal cancer cells and converts a substance in some vegetables into an anticancer agent. The system reduced the number of tumors by 75 percent and shrank the remaining tumors by threefold in a mouse model of colorectal cancer. Published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, the study suggests that the probiotics taken together with a
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A more complete Mediterranean diet may protect against aggressive prostate cancerResearchers determined that men who followed a Mediterranean diet, rich in fish, boiled potatoes, whole fruits, vegetables, legumes, and olive oil, and low consumption of juices had lower risk of aggressive prostate cancer (PC) than those who followed other dietary patterns like Prudent or Western diets.
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Swarm of hydrogen clouds flying away from center of our galaxyCredit: S. Brunier; Design & Illustration: P. Vosteen A team of astronomers has discovered what appears to be a grand exodus of more than 100 hydrogen clouds streaming away from the center of the Milky Way and heading into intergalactic space. This observation, made with the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope (GBT), may give astronomers a clearer picture of the so-called Fermi Bub
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In India, subtle corruption robs villagers of roadsExamining a major road-building program in India, researchers at Princeton University and the Paris School of Economics used an innovative technique to show that political corruption increased the chances that roads meant to connect isolated areas to the rest of the country would never be built, even though the government had paid for them. Credit: Egan Jimenez, Princeton University, Woodrow Wils
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Rising Temperatures and the Elimination of Male TurtlesThe near-complete feminization of northern Great Barrier Reef sea turtles has been blamed on climate change.
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Like Humans, Walruses and Bats Cuddle Infants on their Left SidesThese mothers and babies keep each other in their left visual fields during maternal care, which aids right-hemisphere processing.
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For a banded mongoose in northern Botswana, communicating with family can be deadlyA novel TB pathogen, Mycobacterium mungi, is transmitted among banded mongoose in northern Botswana through infected scent marks used in olfactory communication, allowing information and TB disease to move through social groups. Credit: B. Fairbanks A novel tuberculosis pathogen, Mycobacterium mungi, closely related to human TB, infects and kills banded mongooses through a surprising route—olfact
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A Scientist's Gender Can Skew Research ResultsStudy participants often answer questions differently, depending on the questioner's gender. Sex hormones can affect results, too. sanjeri/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption sanjeri/Getty Images Study participants often answer questions differently, depending on the questioner's gender. Sex hormones can affect results, too. sanjeri/Getty Images The results of an IQ test can depend on the ge
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Dramatic decline in genetic diversity of Northwest salmonColumbia River Chinook salmon have lost as much as two-thirds of their genetic diversity, researchers have found. The researchers reached this conclusion after extracting DNA from scores of bone samples -- some harvested as many as 7,000 years ago -- and comparing them to the DNA of Chinook currently swimming in the Snake and Columbia rivers. The work is 'the first direct measure of reduced geneti
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Ancient Phoenician DNA from Sardinia, Lebanon reflects settlement, integration, mobilityAncient DNA from the Phoenician remains found in Sardinia and Lebanon could provide insight into the extent of integration with settled communities and human movement during this time period, according to a new study. The researchers looked at mitochondrial genomes, which are maternally inherited, in a search for markers of Phoenician ancestry.
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Interconnected benefits of urban agricultureResearchers have assessed the value of urban agriculture and quantified its benefits at global scale.
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Hepatitis Scare at 7-Eleven: How Do You Get The Virus?Up to 2,000 people in Utah who visited a 7-Eleven store may have been exposed to hepatitis A , officials warned this week. But exactly how do people contract the disease? On Sunday (Jan. 76), the Salt Lake County Health Department announced that a 7-Eleven employee in West Jordan had worked while sick with hepatitis A. Because of this, customers of that store may be at risk for hepatitis A
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Robotic implants spur tissue regeneration inside the bodyBOSTON (January 10, 2018) = An implanted, programmable medical robot can gradually lengthen tubular organs by applying traction forces -- stimulating tissue growth in stunted organs without interfering with organ function or causing apparent discomfort, report researchers at Boston Children's Hospital. The robotic system, described today in Science Robotics , induced cell proliferation and length
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In India, subtle corruption robs villagers of roadsPRINCETON, N.J.--Examining a major road-building program in India, researchers at Princeton University and the Paris School of Economics used an innovative technique to show that political corruption increased the chances that roads meant to connect isolated areas to the rest of the country would never be built, even though the government had paid for them. The study, published in the Journal of
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For a banded mongoose in northern Botswana, communicating with family can be deadlyA novel tuberculosis pathogen, Mycobacterium mungi, closely related to human TB, infects and kills banded mongooses through a surprising route -- olfactory communication. Now, a detailed investigation published in the journal Veterinary Pathology provides a window into how this deadly disease moves between mongooses and within the mongoose host. The team, led by Kathleen Alexander , a professor o
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Triassic Butterfly Park?Researchers studying deep-drilling cores have long noticed odd flecks of material in their samples, possibly from insects. They generally treated these as a distraction from their real work, and focused instead on pollen and spores as a continuous record for understanding past ecosystems. But a surprising abundance of those flecks in a recent sample from northern Germany has now led a team of sci
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Webb Telescope's Houston highlightsEngineers posed by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope shortly after it emerged from Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston on Dec. 1, 2017. Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn With NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's approximately nine-month stay in Texas coming to an end, now is a good time to reflect on the memories it made in the Lone Star State. NASA has created a timelapse video that chronic
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NASA's newly renamed Swift Mission spies a comet slowdownOn March 14, 2017, two weeks before its closest approach to Earth, comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák glides beneath the galaxy NGC 3198. The green glow comes from light emitted by diatomic carbon molecules. Credit: Copyright 2017 by Chis Schur, used with permission Observations by NASA's Swift spacecraft, now renamed the Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory after the mission's late principal investigat
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Dolphins beat humans, chimps at early signs of self-awarenessMirror, mirror on the wall, who's the brightest mammal of them all? Using mirror images , researchers found that bottlenose dolphins show signs of self-awareness earlier in life than humans and chimpanzees. Recognizing oneself in a mirror is an indicator of self-awareness. This capacity has been identified only in humans, dolphins, great apes, elephants and magpies, the researchers said in back
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A Neutron Star Hiding Out Near a Black Hole Is Pelting Earth with Radio WavesThe Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia measured a complicated structure in a fast radio burst from the source FRB 121102. The telescope detected the burst using a new recording system from the Breakthrough Listen project. Credit: Image design: Danielle Futselaar - Photo usage: Shutterstock New work probes the extraterrestrial source of incredibly powerful explosions of radio waves, investiga
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Ingredients for life revealed in meteorites that fell to EarthA detailed study of blue salt crystals found in two meteorites that crashed to Earth -- which included X-ray experiments found that they contain both liquid water and a mix of complex organic compounds including hydrocarbons and amino acids.
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New stellar streams confirm 'melting pot' history of the galaxyWhere do the stars in our Galaxy come from? All the stars we see in the night-time sky belong to our Milky Way galaxy, and while most stars were likely born here, in the Milky Way, many appear to have originated in other galaxies and migrated to our shores. Tell-tale evidence comes from streams of stars created when small galaxies interact with the Milky Way.
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A close-up look at an uncommon underwater eruptionA new article describes the first up-close investigation of the largest underwater volcanic eruption of the past century.
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New HSS study finds hope in understanding and better treating sclerodermaIMAGE: This is the HSS Logo. view more Credit: HSS Scleroderma is a terribly debilitating disease with no effective treatments and the mortality rates are still upwards of 20%-50%, the highest of any rheumatic disease. This disabling autoimmune disorder results in inflammation and fibrosis leading to the thickening of the body's connective tissue, including the skin; and for decades its tre
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NASA's newly renamed Swift Mission spies a comet slowdownObservations by NASA's Swift spacecraft, now renamed the Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory after the mission's late principal investigator, have captured an unprecedented change in the rotation of a comet. Images taken in May 2017 reveal that comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák -- 41P for short -- was spinning three times slower than it was in March, when it was observed by the Discovery Chann
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Older adults with metabolic syndrome may be more resistant to depression treatmentsResearchers suspect that having Metabolic Syndrome makes it harder for older adults to respond to therapies for depression. (Metabolic Syndrome is a mix of conditions like increased blood pressure , high blood sugar levels, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol levels). In a new, first of its kind study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society , researcher
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Light activity measured with fitness tracker linked to lower mortality in older womenExperts say that a lack of physical activity leads to age-related weakness and poor health in older adults. Official guidelines suggest that healthy older adults spend at least 2.5 hours every week doing moderate activity (such as brisk walking), or at least 1.25 hours per week doing vigorous exercise (such as jogging or running). Unfortunately, many older adults are not physically able to perf
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Once revolutionary, now dominant: OCT still shows rich potential for new applicationsIMAGE: Each B-scan consists of PA-scans acquired sequentially along the x-direction. An OCT volume consists of QB-scan images acquired along the y-direction. Pixels along the y-direction from N adjacent B-scans were... view more Credit: Jordi L. Tremoleda; Karl Alvarez; Abdirahman Aden; Robert Donnan; Adina T. Michael-Titus; Peter H. Tomlins BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA, and CARDIFF, UK - Opti
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Recy Taylor's TruthOprah Winfrey’s rousing speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday garnered headlines for catapulting the media mogul into the ranks of possible presidential candidates, but it was perhaps most remarkable for a moment in which she reframed the #MeToo moment and challenged even some people in the room who stood with her in solidarity. In a call to arms against sexual violence and for gender equality, W
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'Butterfly Tongues' Are More Ancient Than Flowers, Fossil Study FindsA modern moth with a proboscis, the organ adapted for sucking up fluids such as nectar. Newly discovered fossil evidence suggests ancestors of such animals exists before flowering plants, raising questions about what ancient butterflies and moths used their tongue-like appendages for. Hossein Rajaei/Science Advances hide caption toggle caption Hossein Rajaei/Science Advances A modern moth with a
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In Photos: SpaceX Rocket Launches Secret Zuma SpacecraftLiftoff for Zuma! Credit: SpaceX What Is Zuma Credit: SpaceX A Northrop Grumman Spacecraft Credit: Paul Hennessy/Polaris/Newscom Lighting Up the Night Credit: SpaceX Soaring Upward Credit: SpaceX Liftoff! Credit: Paul Hennessy/Polaris/Newscom Stunning Sight Credit: CrowdSpark/Newscom A Beach View Credit: SpaceX Returning to Earth Credit: SpaceX Touchdown! Credit: SpaceX A Delayed Flight Credit: S
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ScienceTake: Dolphins Show Self-Recognition Earlier Than ChildrenDr. Reiss first reported self-recognition in dolphins in 2001 with Lori Marino, now the head of The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy. She and Dr. Morrison, now an assistant professor in the psychology department at the University of North Carolina Pembroke collaborated on the study and published their findings in the journal PLoS One. Dr. Reiss said the timing of the emergence of self-recogniti
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Dolphins Mug for Camera in Awareness TestIn a three-year study using mirrors, bottle-nosed dolphins were found to recognize themselves much earlier than other animals — even humans.
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Dr. James Melius, Advocate for Workers’ Health, Dies at 69When he testified on Capitol Hill in 2009, Dr. Melius cited the case of Leon Heyward , an inspector for the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs, who had helped evacuate disabled co-workers from ground zero and later learned he had sarcoidosis, a respiratory disease. “His disease got worse,” Dr. Melius said in his 2009 testimony. “He had to stop working. He was denied workers’ compensation. He s
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Forget the self-driving car, meet the self-driving suitcaseSelf-driving cars may take a while to arrive, but the self-driving suitcase is here now. Some of the technologies used in autonomous cars have been adapted in products unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, to help travelers with the weighty problem of dealing with baggage. The "robot suitcase" from California-based startup Travelmate can be controlled with a smartphone ap
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IMERG measures Tropical Cyclone Ava's disastrous rainfallNASA IMERG rainfall accumulation estimates between Jan. 2 and 8 of close to 700mm (27.6 inches) occurred in the Indian Ocean northeast and southeast of Madagascar. Highest rainfall totals over land were indicated in northeastern Madagascar where Ava came ashore. Credit: NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce Tropical cyclone Ava dropped extremely heavy rainfall over Madagascar as it passed over the eastern side o
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A single gene can either raise or lower Crohn’s disease riskCrohn’s is a severe form of inflammatory bowel disease Peter Dazeley/Getty By Andy Coghlan Screening the DNA of nearly 5700 Jewish people has identified a gene that helps determine a person’s risk of developing Crohn’s disease . Different mutations in the same gene can make someone more likely to get the condition, or help protect them from ever developing it. Crohn’s disease is the most seri
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Robotic implant could help children with rare disorder eat againFood chute K H FUNG/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Timothy Revell Some children are born with their oesophagus in two segments, so the tube doesn’t connect to their stomach. A new robotic implant might help treat this serious condition, known as oesophageal atresia. The robot consists of two steel rings, some sensors and a motor, all sealed in a protective waterproof skin. The device is attached to
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Las Vegas hotels bet on technology to attract, dazzle guestsIn this Nov. 15, 2017, photo, a robot named Pepper stands in the lobby of the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas. Pepper is programmed to interact with guests and answer pre-programmed questions. (AP Photo/John Locher) It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray with a glass of ice and lime wedges, no need for the
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Aqua satellite finds wind shear hitting Tropical Storm IrvingNASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean and obtained a visible light image of Tropical Storm Irving that showed vertical wind shear was pushing storms away from its center.
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NASA's IMERG measures Tropical Cyclone Ava's disastrous rainfallTropical cyclone Ava dropped extremely heavy rainfall over Madagascar as it passed over the eastern side of the island country on January 5 and 6, 2018. NASA calculated how much rainfall occurred using satellite data. Ava's drenching rainfall caused flooding and landslides which resulted in the deaths of at least 29 people. An estimated 80,000 people on Madagascar were affected by the tropical cy
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A close-up look at an uncommon underwater eruptionIMAGE: The remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Jason lands on the seafloor at Havre submarine volcano to retrieve a heat flow monitor. view more Credit: Multidisciplinary Instrumentation in Support of Oceanography (MISO) Facility, ©Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution On July 18, 2012, passengers on an airline flight over the Southwest Pacific Ocean glimpsed something unusual--a raft of f
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In 'pond scum,' scientists find answers to one of evolution's which-came-first casesIMAGE: Examples of the oldest wing and body scales of primitive moths from the Schandelah-1 core photographed with transmitted light (magnification 630x). The scales are part of palynological preparations and occur... view more Credit: Bas van de Schootbrugge, Utrecht University Chestnut Hill, Mass. (1/10/2018) - Visiting a colleague in Germany in 2012, Boston College Research Profess
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Ingredients for life revealed in meteorites that fell to EarthIMAGE: Ceres, a dwarf planet in the asteroid belt pictured here in this NASA-produced false-color image, may be the source of organic matter found on two meteorites that crashed to Earth... view more Credit: NASA Two wayward space rocks, which separately crashed to Earth in 1998 after circulating in our solar system's asteroid belt for billions of years, share something else in comm
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New stellar streams confirm 'melting pot' history of the galaxyIMAGE: Color image of the Dark Energy Survey field. Several of the streams are visible as yellow streaks. view more Credit: Credit: Alex Drlica-Wagner (Fermilab), Nora Shipp (U. Chicago), and the DES Collaboration. Where do the stars in our Galaxy come from? All the stars we see in the night-time sky belong to our Milky Way galaxy, and while most stars were likely born here, in th
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Earliest fossil evidence of butterflies and mothsIMAGE: Example of a living representative of a primitive moth belonging to the Glossata, moths that bear a proboscid adapted for sucking up fluids, including nectar. Size of the scale bar... view more Credit: Hossein Rajaei Researchers working in Germany have unearthed the earliest known fossil evidence of insects from the order Lepidoptera, which includes butterflies and moths. The fossils,
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Adaptation now: River flood risks increase around the globe under future warmingRainfall changes caused by global warming will increase river flood risks across the globe. Already today, fluvial floods are among the most common and devastating natural disasters. Scientists have now calculated the required increase in flood protection until the 2040s worldwide, breaking it down to single regions and cities. They find that the need for adaptation is greatest in the US, parts o
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Biofilm buster treats drug-resistant infectionsScientists have created a potent antibacterial agent that killed drug-resistant microbes and even eradicated stubborn pathogens growing in biofilms, which can be 10 to 1,000 times more tolerant to antibiotics than free-living bacteria. They say the compound, a short protein fragment called SAAP-148, could be a promising drug candidate in the ongoing battle against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A
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Researchers chart dramatic decline in genetic diversity of Northwest salmonIMAGE: Washington State University researchers extracted ancient DNA from salmon bones like these found in garbage piles, or middens, as many as 7,000 years old. view more Credit: Washington State University PULLMAN, Wash. - Columbia River Chinook salmon have lost as much as two-thirds of their genetic diversity, Washington State University researchers have found. The researchers re
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Ancient Phoenician DNA from Sardinia, Lebanon reflects settlement, integration, mobilityIMAGE: This is a sampling from the Tomb 351 Monte Sirai. view more Credit: Michele Guirguis Ancient DNA from the Phoenician remains found in Sardinia and Lebanon could provide insight into the extent of integration with settled communities and human movement during this time period, according to a study published January 10, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by E. Matisoo-Smith from th
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How Ancient Roman Ruins Ended Up 2,000 Miles Away in a British GardenAnyone taking a walk through the Great Windsor Park in Surrey, England, is met with an impressive sight. Through the thick coverts and oak trees, across the long lawns where deer scatter, the towering lines of roman columns loom into view. This is the Temple of Augustus, a piece of classical finery crumbling into the ground of the mossy valley. At first glance, the ruins look like they have stood
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Job ads should be worded wisely to encourage women to applyUsing the wrong type of words in a job advertisement can discourage women from applying. This is one of the findings from a study by Lien Wille and Eva Derous of Ghent University in Belgium. The research is published in Springer's journal Sex Roles . Wille and Derous recommend that human resources professionals carefully consider the kind of message and type of words they use in job ads when they
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Body size of marine plankton, currents keys to dispersal in oceanA new international study found that the size of plankton, and the strength and direction of currents, are key to how they are dispersed in the ocean -- much more so than physical conditions including differences in temperature, salinity and nutrient availability.
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Astronomers detect 'whirlpool' movement in earliest galaxies; swirling gases soon after Big BangAstronomers have looked back to a time soon after the Big Bang, and have discovered swirling gas in some of the earliest galaxies to have formed in the universe. These 'newborns' -- observed as they appeared nearly 13 billion years ago -- spun like a whirlpool, similar to our own Milky Way. This is the first time that it has been possible to detect movement in galaxies at such an early point in th
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Fast radio bursts 'twists and shouts' help scientists determine source of cosmic blastsAstronomers have found that the fast radio burst FRB 121102 -- a brief, gigantic pulse of radio waves from 3 billion light years away -- passes through a veil of magnetized plasma. This causes the cosmic blasts to 'shout and twist,' which will help the scientists determine the source.
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Frogs reveal mechanism that determines viability of hybridsWhy are some hybrids viable and others not? It is known that this depends on the father species and the mother species. New research in two related frog species shows the influence of mother and father species: one hybrid is viable, the other hybrid dies in early stages of development.
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We must accept more risks if we want space travel to take offBy Leah Crane FLYING to space is just about the most dangerous thing a person can do. That’s part of the reason nobody has ventured past the International Space Station since the Apollo programme ended in 1972. But as government agencies like NASA and firms including SpaceX start to talk about putting humans on the moon and beyond , it is time to rethink how we approach risking lives in space
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Mystery radio bursts may be from neutron star near a black holeThe Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia caught some quick signals, but what are they from? Green Bank Observatory Science Center/ CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 By Leah Crane Two of the most extreme and mysterious objects in the universe might be sitting right next to each other. And they’re being flashy about it. New observations of the light from the only repeating fast radio burst we have seen show tha
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If the sea floor is sinking, are we safe from sea level rise?Meltwater adds to sea level rise Ira Block/National Geographic/Getty By Michael Le Page “We’ve measured sea level rise wrong for 20 years – and it’s higher than previously thought.” Well, no, not really. This is just one of the misleading headlines about the first study to try to work out how much the ocean floor is sinking under the weight of all the extra water pouring into it. What’s more,
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Fossil evidence reveals butterflies and moths lived 50m years earlier than thoughtThe earliest known fossil evidence of butterflies and moths has been found in Germany, showing they lived at least 50m years earlier than previously believed and challenging one of the most popular beliefs about their evolution. Scales from the wings of at least seven species were found in a sample of just 10g of sediment – the weight of a UK pound coin – and researchers believe there are “many,
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Out There: Magnetic Secrets of Mysterious Radio Bursts in a Faraway GalaxyPhoto The Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, P.R., measured a mysterious pulse of energy known as a fast radio burst, suggesting that the pulses may be emitted by black holes or neutron stars. Credit Xavier Garcia/Bloomberg, via Getty Images Snap, crackle or pop? Nature keeps coming up with new and baffling ways to blow things up. Astronomers have been baffled lately by the mysterious pulses of cosm
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Study finds body size of marine plankton, currents keys to dispersal in oceanCredit: CC0 Public Domain When it comes to marine plankton, the smaller you are the farther you travel. A new international study found that the size of plankton, and the strength and direction of currents, are key to how they are dispersed in the ocean - much more so than physical conditions including differences in temperature, salinity and nutrient availability. Results of the study are being
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Former US Energy Secretary to Lead AAASSteven Chu, the president-elect of the scientific organization, is a Nobel laureate and physicist at Stanford University.
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A Robot That Tugs on Pig Organs Could Save Human BabiesThe pig looks like any other pig, only it's been wearing a backpack for a week—in the name of science. Just behind its head sits a control box, with a battery and processor, from which runs a cable that enters through the pig’s flank. Once inside, the cable attaches to a very special robot clamped onto the pig's esophagus, the pathway to the stomach. Little by little, the robot lengthens, in turn
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In 'pond scum,' scientists find answers to one evolution's which-came-first casesExample of a living representative of a primitive moth belonging to the Glossata, moths that bear a proboscid adapted for sucking up fluids, including nectar. Size of the scale bar is 1 cm. Credit: Hossein Rajaei, Museum für Naturkunde Visiting a colleague in Germany in 2012, Boston College Research Professor Paul K. Strother was examining soil samples for pollen, spores, pieces of plants and ins
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Researchers chart dramatic decline in genetic diversity of Northwest salmonWashington State University researchers extracted ancient DNA from salmon bones like these found in garbage piles, or middens, as many as 7,000 years old. Credit: Washington State University Columbia River Chinook salmon have lost as much as two-thirds of their genetic diversity, Washington State University researchers have found. The researchers reached this conclusion after extracting DNA from
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Ingredients for life revealed in meteorites that fell to EarthBlue halite and tweezer tips for scale. Credit: Dr. Queenie Hoi Shan Chan Two wayward space rocks, which separately crashed to Earth in 1998 after circulating in our solar system's asteroid belt for billions of years, share something else in common: the ingredients for life. They are the first meteorites found to contain both liquid water and a mix of complex organic compounds such as hydrocarbon
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Ancient Phoenician DNA from Sardinia, Lebanon reflects settlement, integration, mobilitySampling from the Tomb 351 Monte Sirai. Credit: Michele Guirguis Ancient DNA from the Phoenician remains found in Sardinia and Lebanon could provide insight into the extent of integration with settled communities and human movement during this time period, according to a study published January 10, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by E. Matisoo-Smith from the University of Otago, New Zeal
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New stellar streams confirm 'melting pot' history of the galaxyColor image of the Dark Energy Survey field. Several of the streams are visible as yellow streaks. Credit: Alex Drlica-Wagner (Fermilab), Nora Shipp (U. Chicago), and the DES Collaboration. Where do the stars in our Galaxy come from? All the stars we see in the night-time sky belong to our Milky Way galaxy, and while most stars were likely born here, in the Milky Way, many appear to have originat
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A new gel could help in the fight against deadly, drug-resistant superbugsIn the Jan 20 SN : the race to Mars, hormone replacement therapy’s second chance, soap bubble snow globes, a far-out quasar, climate change’s extreme results, an indiscriminate snake fungus and more.
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Quantum Dot: Extremely bright and fast light emissionA type of quantum dot that has been intensively studied in recent years can reproduce light in every color and is very bright. An international research team has now discovered why this is the case. The quantum dots could someday be used in light-emitting diodes.
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NASA's Aqua satellite finds wind shear hitting Tropical Storm IrvingNASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Southern Indian Ocean and obtained a visible light image of Tropical Storm Irving that showed vertical wind shear was pushing storms away from its center. On Jan. 10 at 4:25 a.m. EST (0925 UTC) the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard Aqua provided a visible look at the effect wind shear was having on Irving. Northwesterly
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Where Did 'Doggo' Come From? Wouldn't You Like to Know, FrenThe only way to explain the reaction to Merriam-Webster’s year-end announcement that “doggo” was one of the dictionary’s “Words We're Watching” is to use another colloquialism: Twitter lost its damn mind. It wasn’t the first time Merriam, the hippest dictionary that ever was (sorry, Oxford), has incorporated internet-beloved words into its corpus; it recently added definitions for the terms “ tro
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A close-up look at an uncommon underwater eruptionHigh-resolution seafloor topography of the Havre caldera mapped by the autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) Sentry shows the new 2012 erupted lavas in red. The volcano is nearly a mile deep (1,519 meters). The top of the volcano is at 650 meters below sea level. Credit: Rebecca Carey, University of Tasmania, Adam Soule, WHOI, © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution On July 18, 2012, passengers on a
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3-D printing remakes the strain gaugeSchematic of the porous film under linear strain showing enhanced lateral contraction (Poisson ratio greater than 0.5). Credit: Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering Rahul Panat and a team of researchers from CMU, WSU, and UT-El Paso have developed a new 3-D printing technique for manufacturing strain gauges that breaks the Poisson Ratio by 40%. Have you ever weighed your car at a wei
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Changing how we view chlorine in soilResearchers at Linköping University have studied how combinations of different environmental factors affect the chlorination of organic matter in soils. The results show that the supply of fresh organic compounds, which promote the growth of the microorganisms, increases chlorination. The discovery could mean that chlorine in ecosystems has a different significance than previously believed. Chlor
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New oxide and semiconductor combination builds new device potentialRHEED images taken from (a) a clean GaAs surface after As-desorption, (b) after 20 u.c. of STO, (c) after 5 u.c. of GTO, and (d) after the last 5 u.c. of STO of the structure. Images are acquired along the [010] azimuth of each crystal surface. Credit: American Institute of Physics, DOI: 10.1063/1.5004576 Insulating oxides are oxygen containing compounds that do not conduct electricity, but can s
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'Sniffing' out counterfeit liquorsA portable device with an advanced sensor can "sniff" out counterfeit liquors. Credit: Kenneth S. Suslick, Ph.D. Watered-down or fake liquors can reap financial rewards for nefarious individuals, but the adulteration of liquor cheats consumers and can even lead to health hazards from added contaminants. Scientists now report in ACS Sensors a portable device with an advanced sensor array that can
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Black hole breakthrough: New insight into mysterious jetsCredit: Northwestern University Through first-of-their-kind supercomputer simulations, researchers, including a Northwestern University professor, have gained new insight into one of the most mysterious phenomena in modern astronomy: the behavior of relativistic jets that shoot from black holes, extending outward across millions of light years. Advanced simulations created with one of the world's
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Light shed on mystery space radio pulsesImage copyright DR SETH SHOSTAK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Image caption The analysis used data from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico Astronomers say they have explained mystery radio pulses from space that were once considered to be a potential message from aliens. Fast radio bursts are one of the most persistent puzzles in astronomy; while usually short-lived, one source in the sky was sending
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Robot Surgeons Are Stealing Training Opportunities from Young DoctorsAT&T Ditching a Deal With Huawei Could Become a Political Mess American carrier AT&T has pulled out of plans to sell phones from Chinese maker Huawei, raising questions about international relations. The scrapped deal: Huawei is the world’s biggest phone maker behind Samsung and Apple, but it hasn’t had much of… Read more American carrier AT&T has pulled out of plans to sell phones from Chinese
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Scaling to new heights with gecko-inspired adhesiveCredit: American Chemical Society Some animals, such as geckos, can easily climb up walls and across ceilings. But currently, no material exists that allows everyday people to scale walls or transverse ceilings as effortlessly. Now, scientists report in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces a dry adhesive that could someday make it easier to defy gravity. Geckos can scale walls because of their un
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Blue Brain Nexus: An open-source knowledge graph for data-driven scienceThe Blue Brain Nexus: A knowledge graph for data-driven science. Credit: EPFL Knowledge sharing is an important driving force behind scientific progress. In an open-science approach, EPFL's Blue Brain Project has created and open sourced Blue Brain Nexus that allows the building of data integration platforms. Blue Brain Nexus enables data-driven science through searching, integrating and tracking
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Giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in New ZealandThe fossilized remains of a giant burrowing bat that lived in New Zealand millions of years ago have been found by a UNSW Sydney-led international team of scientists. Teeth and bones of the extinct bat -- which was about three times the size of an average bat today -- were recovered from 19 to 16-million-year-old sediments near the town of St Bathans in Central Otago on the South Island.
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Fast radio bursts may be from a neutron star orbiting a black holeOXON HILL, Md. — Fast radio bursts could come from a turbulent home. At least one source of these bright, brief blasts of radio energy may be a young neutron star assisted by a nearby massive black hole, new research suggests. “The biggest mystery around fast radio bursts is how such powerful and short-duration bursts are emitted,” says astronomer Daniele Michilli of the University of Amsterdam.
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Unexpected undulations in biological membranesHow biological membranes - such as the plasma membrane of animal cells or the inner membrane of bacteria - fluctuate over time is not easy to understand, partly because at the sub-cellular scale, temperature-related agitation makes the membranes fluctuate constantly; and partly because they are in contact with complex media, such as the cells' structuring element, the cytoskeleton, or the extra-c
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Extremely bright and fast light emissionA cesium lead bromide nanocrystal under the electron microscope (crystal width: 14 nanometer). Individual atoms are visible as points. Credit: ETH Zurich / Empa / Maksym Kovalenko An international team of researchers from ETH Zurich, IBM Research Zurich, Empa and four American research institutions have found the explanation for why a class of nanocrystals that has been intensively studied in rec
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Derek Jeter Is Finally FailingBy just about any measure of an athlete’s “success,” Derek Jeter grades out as exceptional. Statistics? He tallied 3,465 hits, sixth all-time. Championships? He won five of them with the Yankees. Money? He earned more than $250 million in salary throughout his career. Crossover stardom? He was baseball’s most famous player and remains a staple of tabloid gossip. Adoration? Yankees fans name their
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Study finds body size of marine plankton, currents keys to dispersal in oceanCORVALLIS, Ore. - When it comes to marine plankton, the smaller you are the farther you travel. A new international study found that the size of plankton, and the strength and direction of currents, are key to how they are dispersed in the ocean - much more so than physical conditions including differences in temperature, salinity and nutrient availability. Results of the study are being publishe
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Frogs reveal mechanism that determines viability of hybridsIMAGE: Crossbreeding Xenopus laevis , the African clawed frog, and Xenopus tropicalis , the Western clawed frog has asymmetric results. When a female African clawed frog is crossbred with a male Western clawed... view more Credit: University of California Berkeley, Radboud University When two related species crossbreed, their genetic material crosses, which can lead to new species. But every
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Multiresponsive nanosurfactant constructs tiny chemical factoryWhen people hear of surfactants, they normally think of a static chemical compound used to stabilize droplets in the manufacture of soaps, detergents, or paints. Research has shown that active forms of surfactants can respond to individual external stimuli, but what if it could interact with more than one? Scientists at the Center for Soft and Living Matter, within the Institute for Basic Science
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Extremely bright and fast light emissionIMAGE: A cesium lead bromide nanocrystal under the electron microscope (crystal width: 14 nanometer). Individual atoms are visible as points. view more Credit: ETH Zurich / Empa / Maksym Kovalenko An international team of researchers from ETH Zurich, IBM Research Zurich, Empa and four American research institutions have found the explanation for why a class of nanocrystals that has been intensive
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Salk scientists curb growth of cancer cells by blocking access to key nutrientsLA JOLLA -- (Jan. 10, 2018) Salk researchers have discovered how to curb the growth of cancer cells by blocking the cells' access to certain nutrients. The approach, detailed in a new paper published today in Nature , took advantage of knowledge on how healthy cells use a 24-hour cycle to regulate the production of nutrients and was tested on glioblastoma brain tumors in mice. "When we bl
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The ecological costs of war: Conflict a consistent killer of African megafaunaIMAGE: After years of examining conflict in Africa's protected areas, Princeton researchers report in the journal Nature that war has been a consistent factor in the decades-long decline of Africa's large... view more Credit: Photo by Robert Pringle, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology When Joshua Daskin traveled to Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park in 2012, the park and
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Fast radio burst source linked to 'extreme' environmentAstrophysicists have just discovered a major new clue about the environment that is home to a series of mysterious cosmic radio signals. A new study shows that the only known repeating fast radio burst (FRB) source is in an 'extreme' environment which is among the most highly magnetized regions of space ever observed. Such an environment has only been seen around massive black holes, but could al
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Fast radio bursts 'twists and shouts' help scientists determine source of cosmic blastsITHACA, N.Y. - An international group of astronomers has found that the Cornell University-discovered fast radio burst FRB 121102 - a brief, gigantic pulse of radio waves from 3 billion light years away - passes through a veil of magnetized plasma. This causes the cosmic blasts to "shout and twist," which will help the scientists determine the source. The research is featured on the cover of Natu
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Research outlines the interconnected benefits of urban agricultureFrom a vacant plot in a blighted neighborhood springs neatly combed rows of plants put in by the neighbors. They meticulously care for this small piece of land and among the drab looking buildings sprouts a patch of green. Cultivating the land may have started as a way to unite a neighborhood; to give pride to place, or it might be the project of a local high school to teach land stewardship. The
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SETI project homes in on strange 'fast radio bursts'Recent observations of a mysterious and distant object that emits intermittent bursts of radio waves so bright that they're visible across the universe provide new data about the source but fail to clear up the mystery of what causes them. The observations by the Breakthrough Listen team at UC Berkeley using the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia show that the fast radio bursts
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Astronomers detect 'whirlpool' movement in earliest galaxiesAstronomers have looked back to a time soon after the Big Bang, and have discovered swirling gas in some of the earliest galaxies to have formed in the Universe. These 'newborns' - observed as they appeared nearly 13 billion years ago - spun like a whirlpool, similar to our own Milky Way. This is the first time that it has been possible to detect movement in galaxies at such an early point in the
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The Ghosts of Cyclists That Haunt City StreetsWhat if, rather than in cemeteries, tombstones were placed at the exact location of the deceased’s final moments? That’s the premise of the ghost bike : a white bicycle, often covered with flowers and a plaque, that is chained to a fence or a street sign as a memorial of a life lost in a cycling accident there. Since the first ghost bike was anointed by a bike mechanic who witnessed an accident i
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Astronomers Edge Closer to Solving a Major Cosmic ConundrumIn 2007, astrophysicists at West Virginia University stumbled upon something strange as they reviewed archival data at the Parkes radio telescope in Australia. They found the telescope had detected a powerful flash of radio waves that lasted less than five milliseconds. The signal appeared smeared across a range of frequencies, a sign that the burst had traveled a huge distance—about 3 billion li
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When Humans War, Animals DieIn 1977, two years after declaring independence from Portugal, Mozambique erupted into civil war. Over the next 15 years, the violent conflict claimed at least a million lives—and that was just the humans. Government troops and resistance fighters also slaughtered their way through the wildlife in the nation’s renowned Gorongosa National Park, once touted as a natural paradise. Thousands of eleph
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Hormone replacement therapy may prevent depression in menopauseA way to prevent depression? Phanie / Alamy By New Scientist staff and Press Association Hormone replacement therapy seems to prevent depression in women going through the menopause . A study of 172 women without depression and aged between 45 and 60 has found that a year of HRT treatment can help stop symptoms of depression emerging in women who are entering the menopause or who are in the e
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A swarm of home-made drones has bombed a Russian airbaseAn artist’s rendition of a swarm of drones iStock/Getty Images Plus By David Hambling On the night of 5 January and into the early hours of the next day, Russian forces in Syria came under attack by a “ massive application of unmanned aerial vehicles ”, says the Russian Ministry of Defence. It is the first announced use of a swarm of drones in a military action, but is unlikely to be the last
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Latest measurement of a proton’s mass has got physicists puzzledThe result of a collision between a proton and a photon OMIKRON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Adam Mann Something isn’t measuring up. For the second time, an extremely precise measurement of the proton’s mass is different from its recognised value. “It looks like there is a serious flaw somewhere,” says Sven Sturm at the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany. The issue fi
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What it really takes to power your home for a dayLike any good consumer, you’ve filled your home with power-thirsty screens and toasters. And they make your average American abode chug 30 kilowatt-hours of electricity every single day. (A kilowatt-hour, by the way, is 1,000 watts used over one hour. But you knew that.) Producing your daily juice requires various amounts of gas, coal, oil, wind, solar, water, or nuclear fuel, depending on your e
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Questioning AI: what kind of intelligence will we create? – Science Weekly podcastIn the second episode of this mini-series, Ian Sample asks if human-level intelligence is what we should be aiming for. And can we replicate something we can’t even define? Subscribe and review on Apple Podcasts , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud and Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI), people often obsess about creating “human-le
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Astronomers may be closing in on source of mysterious fast radio burstsAstronomers appear to be closing in on the source of enigmatic radio pulses emanating from space that have become the subject of intense scientific speculation. Previous candidates for the origin of the fleeting blasts of radiation – known as fast radio bursts, or FRBs – have included exploding stars, the reverberations of weird objects called cosmic strings or even distant beacons from interstel
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Armadillo, Hedgehog and Rabbit Genes Reveal How Pregnancy EvolvedPeople, dogs and about 4,000 other species of placental mammal are distinguished by the ability to nurture a fetus within the body for extended periods of time. This vital adaptation permits the slow development of big brains. Now, a study of gene expression in early pregnancy, when the embryo implants in the uterus, suggests that placental mammals evolved the ability to turn an inflammatory atta
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Dead Stars Orbiting Black Holes May Explain Mysterious Fast Radio BurstsEver since their discovery more than a decade ago, enigmatic flashes of radio waves have puzzled astronomers. These “fast radio bursts” (FRBs) pop up with startling frequency and intensity all across the sky, each emerging from unknown faraway extragalactic sources and packing the power output of up to hundreds of millions of suns into just a few fleeting milliseconds. Now researchers are clo
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Questioning AI: what kind of intelligence will we create? – Science Weekly podcastIn the second episode of this mini-series, Ian Sample asks if human-level intelligence is what we should be aiming for. And can we replicate something we can’t even define?
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Astronomers detect 'whirlpool' movement in earliest galaxiesArtist's impression of spinning galaxies. Credit: Amanda Smith, University of Cambridge Astronomers have looked back to a time soon after the Big Bang, and have discovered swirling gas in some of the earliest galaxies to have formed in the Universe. These 'newborns' - observed as they appeared nearly 13 billion years ago - spun like a whirlpool, similar to our own Milky Way. This is the first tim
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The ecological costs of war: Conflict a consistent killer of African megafaunaAfter years of examining conflict in Africa's protected areas, Princeton researchers report in the journal Nature that war has been a consistent factor in the decades-long decline of Africa's large mammals, but that wildlife populations rarely collapsed to the point where recovery was impossible. Above, an armed park ranger stands guard in Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park where large-animal p
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Research outlines the interconnected benefits of urban agricultureFrom a vacant plot in a blighted neighborhood springs neatly combed rows of plants put in by the neighbors. They meticulously care for this small piece of land and among the drab looking buildings sprouts a patch of green. Cultivating the land may have started as a way to unite a neighborhood; to give pride to place, or it might be the project of a local high school to teach land stewardship. The
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Fast radio bursts 'twists and shouts' help scientists determine source of cosmic blastsThe 305-metre Arecibo telescope, in Puerto Rico, and its suspended support platform of radio receivers is shown amid a starry night. A flash from the Fast Radio Burst source FRB 121102 is seen: originating beyond the Milky Way, from deep in extragalactic space. This radio burst is highly polarized, and the polarized signal gets twisted as a function of radio frequency because there is an extreme
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Experts provide insights on the body's stress response during critical illnessCritical illness causes the body to initiate a stress response, which activates the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis to increase the availability of the stress hormone cortisol. In a new Comprehensive Physiology article, experts give an overview of the adrenocortical stress response, with a point-by-point discussion on the causes and consequences observed during critical illness. They also dis
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Astronomers Trace Radio Burst to Extreme Cosmic NeighborhoodOn Christmas Eve 2016, Andrew Seymour, an astronomer at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, kissed his 4-year-old daughter, Cora Lee, goodnight, telling her he was off to track Santa. He walked to the well-worn telescope, occasionally passing revelers riding horses through the empty streets — a common sight in Arecibo during the holidays. Sometimes a lonely firework would light up in the dist
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3-D printing creates super soft structures that replicate brain and lungsA new 3-D printing technique allows researchers to replicate biological structures, which could be used for tissue regeneration and replica organs.
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More Female Sea Turtles Born as Temperatures RiseBut it wasn’t clear until this study that the shift was so dramatic and happening in such a large population across time, she said. “This is the first paper that’s shown this multigenerational effect,” influencing the gender of juveniles, older adolescents and adults, Dr. Wyneken said. It takes 35 to 40 years for a green sea turtle to reach sexual maturity, she said. “These animals are teenagers
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Robot Surgeons Steal Training Opportunities from Young DoctorsAT&T Ditching a Deal With Huawei Could Become a Political Mess American carrier AT&T has pulled out of plans to sell phones from Chinese maker Huawei, raising questions about international relations. The scrapped deal: Huawei is the world’s biggest phone maker behind Samsung and Apple, but it hasn’t had much of… Read more American carrier AT&T has pulled out of plans to sell phones from Chinese
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A more complete Mediterranean diet may protect against aggressive prostate cancerIMAGE: Adjusted relative risk ratios (RRR) and 95% confidence intervals for the association between prostate cancer incidence and the scores of adherence to Western, Prudent, and Mediterranean dietary patterns in MCC-Spain... view more Credit: The Journal of Urology New York, Jan. 10, 2018 - In a new study published in The Journal of Urology ® , researchers determined that men who followed a
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Personal growth often coexists with post-traumatic stress following natural disastersIMAGE: The 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri, was one of the most destructive in US history -- killing 161 people, injuring 1,150 and destroying approximately one-third of the city's homes.... view more Credit: MU News Bureau COLUMBIA, Mo. - The 2011 tornado in Joplin, Missouri, was one of the most destructive in U.S. history--killing 161 people, injuring 1,150 and destroying approximately
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Pancreatic cancer accelerated by stress, finds studyNEW YORK, NY (January 10, 2018)--A new study shows that stress accelerates the development of pancreatic cancer by triggering the release of "fight-or-flight" hormones. Beta-blockers--commonly used medications that inhibit these hormones--were found to increase survival in a mouse model of the disease. An additional analysis of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer revealed that those who were
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Readers wrangle with definition of ‘species’Species shmecies In “ Defining ‘species’ is a fuzzy art ” ( SN: 11/11/17, p. 22 ), Susan Milius asked scientists to define “species.” Schoolbooks may define the concept as a group of organisms that create fertile offspring when mating with each other but not when mating with outsiders. But for researchers specializing in the topic, a single definition is hard to come by. “It seems to me that when
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We’ll be watching the skies, plus a lot more, this yearIf this issue is any clue, 2018 may be the Year of Space. Our pages are packed with a surprising wealth of content for astronomy lovers, and anyone who dreams of otherworldly encounters. In our cover story, astronomy writer Lisa Grossman reports on the race to Mars . SpaceX announced last year that it plans to get people to the Red Planet by 2024, but the battle over what humans’ arrival would me
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Man As God: 'Frankenstein' Turns 200thomaguery/Getty Images/iStockphoto thomaguery/Getty Images/iStockphoto "A man is a god in ruins," wrote Ralph Waldo Emerson in the 19th century. Ever since people contemplated the existence of a divine dimension — and this belief must go back to the very early stages of Homo Sapiens or even earlier — with Neanderthals, a split occurred between the human condition and the eternal. As humans, it i
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Humanitarian intervention reduces 'stress hormone' in war-affected youthIMAGE: Syrian youth participate in a study that measured cortisol levels in their hair to assess the impact of a mental-health intervention for war-affected adolescents. view more Credit: Taghyeer Organization New Haven, Conn. -- A new study shows that a humanitarian program to improve the mental health of adolescents affected by the Syrian war has a biological benefit: For participants in th
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TSRI scientists discover workings of first promising Marburg virus treatmentIMAGE: An antibody called MR191 can neutralize the deadly Marburg virus. view more Credit: Image courtesy Ollmann Saphire Lab LA JOLLA, CA - Jan. 10, 2018 - With a mortality rate of up to 88 percent, Marburg virus can rip through a community in days. In 2005, an outbreak of Marburg virus struck a pediatric ward in the country of Angola. With no treatment available, doctors struggled to he
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A New Trick Can Spoof a Speech Recognition AI Every TimeDrugmakers Think Blockchains Could Improve Clinical Trials Three big pharmaceutical firms—Pfizer, Amgen, and Sanofi—are working together to use blockchains to speed up clinical tests of new drugs, according to CoinDesk . The problem: Patient data that’s crucial to locating individuals for clinical trials is usually… Read more Three big pharmaceutical firms—Pfizer, Amgen, and Sanofi—are working
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Changing how we view chlorine in soilResearchers have studied how combinations of different environmental factors affect the chlorination of organic matter in soils. The results show that the supply of fresh organic compounds, which promote the growth of the microorganisms, increases chlorination. The discovery could mean that chlorine in ecosystems has a different significance than previously believed.
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New oxide and semiconductor combination builds new device potentialResearchers have now grown a 2DEG system on gallium arsenide, a semiconductor that's efficient in absorbing and emitting light. This development is promising for new electronic devices that interact with light, such as new kinds of transistors, superconducting switches and gas sensors.
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Light-sensitive THC: Intoxicatingly light-sensitiveChemists have synthesized several variants of THC, the active ingredient in cannabis. Its structure can be altered with light, and the researchers have used this to create a new tool that can be used to more effectively study the body's own cannabinoid system.
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Black hole breakthrough: New insight into mysterious jetsAdvanced simulations created with one of the world's most powerful supercomputers show the jets' streams gradually change direction in the sky, or precess, as a result of space-time being dragged into the rotation of the black hole.
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New discovery may explain winter weight gainWe may have a new reason, in addition to vitamin D generation, to bask in a little sunshine. A breakthrough has shown the fat cells that lie just beneath our skin shrink when exposed to the blue light emitted by the sun.
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Biomarkers may help predict outcomes in gastric cancer patients who abuse alcoholAlcohol consumption has been identified as a modifiable risk factor for cancers such as gastric cancer. A new report sheds light on how specific proteins interact with alcohol, and how that interplay impacts survival and response to platinum-based adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with gastric cancer who may or may not still be drinking.
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JOT releases orthopaedic residency program rankings by research outputJan. 10, 2018 - What's the best way to rate the quality and quantity of research produced by orthopaedic surgery residency programs? A new "research impact ranking" provides a more objective approach to assessing and comparing research productivity at US orthopaedic departments, according to a study in the November Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma (JOT), published by Wolters Kluwer . Partly motiva
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More dentists to discuss risks of HPV-related cancers with their patientsTampa, Fla (Jan. 10, 2018)- The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease. While vaccines are helping stop its spread, HPV is still the cause of 72 percent of oropharyngeal cancers, which impact the base of the tongue, tonsils and walls of the pharynx. "Given the alarming increase of HPV-attributable oropharyngeal cancers, dentists and dental hygienists may be key
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'Decorated' stem cells could offer targeted heart repairIMAGE: Cardiac stem cells (magenta) are decorated with platelet vesicles (brown). view more Credit: NC State University Although cardiac stem cell therapy is a promising treatment for heart attack patients, directing the cells to the site of an injury - and getting them to stay there - remains challenging. In a new pilot study using an animal model, North Carolina State University researcher
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New app motivates type 2 diabetes patients to be more activeAs the holidays draw to a close, 29 million Americans with type 2 diabetes had to navigate the minefield of treats, drinks, and dinners. Many patients have stepped up to meet the challenge of moderating their diet, but fewer embrace the benefits of physical activity in controlling their blood sugar. A research team led by scientists at University of Utah Health have developed an online interactiv
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With these special bacteria, a broccoli a day can keep the cancer doctor awayIMAGE: Mouse fed with the engineered microbe and a cruciferous vegetable-rich diet. view more Credit: Dr. Chun-Loong Ho [10 January, 2018] Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, especially the developed world. Although the 5-year survival rates for earlier stages of this cancer are relatively good, at later stages survival goes down and the risk of cancer recurrence goe
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What AI Can Do for IVFInfertility treatment is an emotional and financial rollercoaster. For couples trying to conceive (“TTC” in the many on-line support forums), repeated failure of implantation, defined as three or more failed in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles where no clear cause can be identified, is a frequent, heartbreaking end point when the emotional, physical or financial burden of treatment becomes too hi
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Altered voice processing in young children with autism and delayed language developmentThree- to five-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and delayed language development appear to process voices differently than typically developing children, according to a new study.
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Life on land and tropical overheating 250 million years agoOne of the key effects of the end-Permian mass extinction, 252 million years ago, was rapid heating of tropical waters and atmospheres. How this affected life on land has been uncertain until now. New research shows how early reptiles were expelled from the tropics.
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Sleeping for longer leads to a healthier dietSleeping for longer each night is a simple lifestyle intervention that could help reduce intake of sugary foods and lead to a generally healthier diet, according to a new study.
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Stigma continues to hamper response to opioid epidemicEfforts to reverse the nation's opioid epidemic remain beset by the stigma associated with drug use, a group of OHSU researchers write in a year-end review. The stigma continues despite the fact that more than one-third of the American population used prescription opioids as of 2015, the authors report. With an estimated 60,000 drug overdose deaths in 2016 alone, the researchers emphasize the nee
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The future of grocery shopping: Faster, cheaper, smallerIMAGE: This is Sayan Chatterjee. view more Credit: CWRU Walmart was once considered the future of grocery shopping, offering consumers a slew of discounted choices, compared to the competition. Yet, market trends point toward a faster, cheaper, smaller and more streamlined experience. The result: One of the most common shopping experiences in American life is fundamentally changing, accor
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Can vitamins and dietary supplements benefit patients with mitochondrial disease?IMAGE: Zarazuela Zolkipli-Cunningham, MBChBD, is an attending physician at the Mitochondrial Medicine Frontier Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia view more Credit: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 2018 - Defects in mitochondria, the tiny structures that power our cells by functioning as biological batteries, cause an array of complex, often life-threa
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It Is Silly Season in the Land of CryptocurrencyIn October, the Colorado biotech company Bioptix changed its name to Riot Blockchain. The company’s valuation doubled within a few days. This might strike you as an extraordinarily bizarre story. But even more bizarrely, it’s becoming ordinary. Weeks later, the British company Online PLC changed its name to Online Blockchain. The company’s shares jumped 400 percent. In December, the Long Island I
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'Sniffing' out counterfeit liquorsWatered-down or fake liquors can reap financial rewards for nefarious individuals, but the adulteration of liquor cheats consumers and can even lead to health hazards from added contaminants. Scientists now report in ACS Sensors a portable device with an advanced sensor array that can identify liquors and determine if they'd been altered, offering a strategy for liquor quality assurance. In the p
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New oxide and semiconductor combination builds new device potentialWASHINGTON, D.C., January 10, 2018 -- Insulating oxides are oxygen containing compounds that do not conduct electricity, but can sometimes form conductive interfaces when they're layered together precisely. The conducting electrons at the interface form a two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) which boasts exotic quantum properties that make the system potentially useful in electronics and photonics
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Changing how we view chlorine in soilIMAGE: Teresia Svensson, senior lecturer. view more Credit: David Einar Researchers at Linköping University have studied how combinations of different environmental factors affect the chlorination of organic matter in soils. The results show that the supply of fresh organic compounds, which promote the growth of the microorganisms, increases chlorination. The discovery could mean that chlorine
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Scaling to new heights with gecko-inspired adhesiveSome animals, such as geckos, can easily climb up walls and across ceilings. But currently, no material exists that allows everyday people to scale walls or transverse ceilings as effortlessly. Now, scientists report in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces a dry adhesive that could someday make it easier to defy gravity. Geckos can scale walls because of their unique toe pads that help them quick
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Biomarkers may help predict outcomes in gastric cancer patients who abuse alcoholPhiladelphia, January 10, 2018 - Alcohol consumption has been identified as a modifiable risk factor for cancers such as gastric cancer. A new report in the The American Journal of Pathology sheds light on how specific proteins interact with alcohol, and how that interplay impacts survival and response to platinum-based adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with gastric cancer who may or may not stil
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Job ads should be worded wisely to encourage women to applyUsing the wrong type of words in a job advertisement can discourage women from applying. This is one of the findings from a study by Lien Wille and Eva Derous of Ghent University in Belgium. The research is published in Springer's journal Sex Roles . Wille and Derous recommend that human resources professionals carefully consider the kind of message and type of words they use in job ads when they
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New discovery may explain winter weight gainIMAGE: Peter Light and a team of researchers at the University of Alberta have found that lack of sunlight during winter may be partly to blame for why we tend to... view more Credit: University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB) We may have a new reason, in addition to vitamin D generation, to bask in a little sunshine. A breakthrough study by University of Alberta researchers has shown the fat cells t
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The LEC -- now an efficient and bright deviceResearchers from Umeå University and Linköping University in Sweden have developed light-emitting electrochemical cells (LECs) that emit strong light at high efficiency. As such, the thin, flexible and light-weight LEC promises future and improved applications within home diagnostics, signage, illumination and healthcare. The results are published in Nature Communications . The light-emitting e
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Black hole breakthrough: New insight into mysterious jetsEVANSTON, Ill. --- Through first-of-their-kind supercomputer simulations, researchers, including a Northwestern University professor, have gained new insight into one of the most mysterious phenomena in modern astronomy: the behavior of relativistic jets that shoot from black holes, extending outward across millions of light years. Advanced simulations created with one of the world's most powerfu
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Unexpected undulations in biological membranesHow biological membranes - such as the plasma membrane of animal cells or the inner membrane of bacteria - fluctuate over time is not easy to understand, partly because at the sub-cellular scale, temperature-related agitation makes the membranes fluctuate constantly; and partly because they are in contact with complex media, such as the cells' structuring element, the cytoskeleton, or the extra-c
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Epileptic seizures and depression may share a common genetic cause, study suggestsIMAGE: In people with epilepsy, partial seizures are also known as focal seizures. While focal seizures start in one part of the brain, generalized seizures start in both sides of the... view more Credit: National Institutes of Health From the time of Hippocrates, physicians have suspected a link between epilepsy and depression. Now, for the first time, scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunsw
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What treatment for appendicitis would most patients choose, surgery or antibiotics?Bottom Line: Most people picked surgery over antibiotics if they or their child had appendicitis. Why The Research Is Interesting: Studies have suggested surgery for appendicitis can be avoided for many patients with the use of antibiotics. Who and When : 1,728 participants in a survey conducted over two months in 2016. What (Study Measures) : Treatment preferences How (Study Design) : Su
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Can hormone therapy prevent the onset of depressive symptoms in some women around menopause?Bottom Line: A year of hormone therapy was more effective than placebo at preventing the onset of depressive symptoms among women without depression in the menopause transition and early postmenopause. Why The Research Is Interesting: Risk of depression increases among women in the menopause transition and early postmenopausal period. Some studies suggest hormone therapy can help to manage exis
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Storm waves can move boulders heavier than the Statue of LibertyRogue waves can move rocks weighing hundreds of tonnes Noel Moore/Alamy Stock Photo By Lucas Joel MONSTROUS oceanic waves are able to transport boulders weighing hundreds of tonnes. The finding helps explain how huge rocks end up atop high cliffs . It also implies that storm waves, and other rogue waves, can be more powerful and hazardous than previously thought. Until recently, the heaviest
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Smell of death tells undertaker bees it’s time to remove corpsesWorker honey bees in action Ali McAfee By Jasmin Fox-Skelly BRING out your dead! Honeybees pick up dead or diseased nestmates and drag them out of the hive. Removing corpses protects against infection , which can spread like wildfire in densely packed hives. “The honeybees work together to fight off disease,” says Alison McAfee at the University of British Columbia, Canada. But not all hives
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These bird feathers are so black your eyes can't focus on themW hat do birds and aerospace engineers have in common? Both have invented incredibly dark, “super-black” surfaces that absorb almost every last bit of light that strikes them. Of course scientists worked intentionally to devise these materials. It’s evolution that brought this amazing trait about in birds. My co-lead author Teresa Feo , our colleagues Todd A. Harvey and Rick Prum and I recently i
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The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y CajalBlending art and neuroscience, a new exhibit in New York City showcases the drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience. The exhibit opened yesterday at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery, and you have until March 31 to take it in. A drawing by Cajal of astrocytes in the hippocampus of the human brain. Image: Instituto Cajal del Consjo Superior de Investigaciones Cie
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New depth limit for deep-sea marine burrowsScientists have found fossil evidence of deep-sea marine life burrowing up to eight meters below the seabed -- four times the previously observed depth for modern deep-sea life.
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Company-sponsored CRISPR clinical trials set to start in 2018This year could be a defining one for CRISPR, the gene editing technique, which has been hailed as an important breakthrough in laboratory research. That's because the first company-sponsored clinical studies will be conducted to see if it can help treat diseases in humans, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society.
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Bridging tumor moats with potent drug delivery particlesCredit: American Chemical Society Despite herculean efforts, cancer remains a formidable disease, with each malignant subtype responding differently to therapeutics. One hurdle specific to treating solid tumors is a protective layer called an extracellular matrix that can prevent chemotherapeutic agents from penetrating the tumor's core. Scientists now report results in ACS' Chemistry of Material
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Warren Buffett’s Surprising Forecast for the American EconomyDespite the gloomy forecasts of some fiscal analysts in recent years, Warren Buffett predicts Americans will enjoy economic prosperity for generations to come. In an editorial for Time , Buffett outlines an argument for why he believes annual GDP growth of 2 percent, the rough average of recent years, will “work wonders” for the American public over the long term. (Most recently, the New York
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Governments Want Answers From Apple About Its iPhone Battery SlowdownsDrugmakers Think Blockchains Could Improve Clinical Trials Three big pharmaceutical firms—Pfizer, Amgen, and Sanofi—are working together to use blockchains to speed up clinical tests of new drugs, according to CoinDesk . The problem: Patient data that’s crucial to locating individuals for clinical trials is usually… Read more Three big pharmaceutical firms—Pfizer, Amgen, and Sanofi—are working
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3-D printing creates super soft structures that replicate brain and lungsStructure of a single unit; how eight units fit together; two views of a printed and set eight-unit structure. Credit: Imperial College London A new 3D printing technique allows researchers to replicate biological structures, which could be used for tissue regeneration and replica organs. Imperial College London researchers have developed a new method for creating 3D structures using cryogenics (
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The atomic dynamics of rare everlasting electric fieldsThese graphs chart how groups of atoms vibrate together. The large dark red peaks are areas where the vibrations stop and the atoms become stable. Note the similarity between the theoretical model (right) and what the experiment actually measured (left). Credit: Olivier Delaire, Duke University By ricocheting neutrons off the atoms of yttrium manganite (YMnO 3 ) heated to 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit
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Seven new spider species from Brazil named after seven famous fictional spider charactersThe new species Ochyrocera varys predating on a fly. Credit: Igor Cizauskas Several literary classics from the fantasy genre are further immortalised and linked together thanks to a Brazilian research team who named seven new spiders after them. Spider characters from A Song of Ice and Fire, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, H. P. Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu and the child
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The origin of flower making genesA research team has revealed that the MADS-box genes control sperm motility and cell division and elongation of the stem of gametophores, using the moss Physcomitrella patens.
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Earthquakes as a driver for the deep-ocean carbon cycleGeologists have used novel methods to analyze sediment deposits in the Japan Trench in order to gain new insights into the carbon cycle.
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New tipping point prediction model offers insights to diminishing bee coloniesA new method to predict tipping points -- the moment at which sudden change occurs in complex networked systems -- may offer insights that prevent colony collapse disorder (CCD), a phenomenon in which the majority of worker bees in a colony disappear, threatening the agricultural economy at a global level.
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Common pain reliever use during pregnancy linked to language delay in girlsIn the first study of its kind, researchers have found an elevated rate of language delay in girls at 30 months old born to mothers who used acetaminophen during pregnancy, but not in boys.
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Engineered sandbars don't measure up for nesting ploversDams reduce the creation of natural sandbars, which is bad news for birds that depend on them for nesting habitat. More than 200 hectares of engineered sandbars have been built along the Missouri River to address this problem -- but how does this compare to the real thing? A new study takes advantage of a natural experiment created by the region's 2011 floods, demonstrating that engineered habitat
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Further reducing injections of oilfield wastewater can prevent larger earthquakesIMAGE: Ryan Pollyea at his Computational Geofluids Laboratory. On the screen in background is a map of Oklahoma, with clusters of earthquake events displayed. view more Credit: Virginia Tech In a new study , Virginia Tech researchers have found that efforts to curb earthquakes triggered by the injection of oilfield wastewater into the ground in Oklahoma are not targeting the most dangerous tr
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3-D printing creates super soft structures that replicate brain and lungsIMAGE: Structure of a single unit; how eight units fit together; two views of a printed and set eight-unit structure. view more Credit: Imperial College London A new 3D printing technique allows researchers to replicate biological structures, which could be used for tissue regeneration and replica organs. Imperial College London researchers have developed a new method for creating 3D structures
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Company-sponsored CRISPR clinical trials set to start in 2018This year could be a defining one for CRISPR, the gene editing technique, which has been hailed as an important breakthrough in laboratory research. That's because the first company-sponsored clinical studies will be conducted to see if it can help treat diseases in humans, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. C
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Bridging tumor moats with potent drug delivery particlesDespite herculean efforts, cancer remains a formidable disease, with each malignant subtype responding differently to therapeutics. One hurdle specific to treating solid tumors is a protective layer called an extracellular matrix that can prevent chemotherapeutic agents from penetrating the tumor's core. Scientists now report results in ACS' Chemistry of Materials showing that, by cloaking anti-c
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The atomic dynamics of rare everlasting electric fieldsDURHAM, N.C. -- By ricocheting neutrons off the atoms of yttrium manganite (YMnO3) heated to 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit, researchers have discovered the atomic mechanisms that give the unusual material its rare electromagnetic properties. The discovery could help scientists develop new materials with similar properties for novel computing devices and micro-actuators. The experiment was conducted as
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Texas A&M research shows biological clocks could improve brain cancer treatmentIMAGE: Scan of a glioblastoma tumor. view more Credit: Credit: Gerard Toussaint, Texas A&M Health Science Center. Biological clocks throughout the body play a major role in human health and performance, from sleep and energy use to how food is metabolized and even stroke severity. Now, Texas A&M University researchers found that circadian rhythms could hold the key to novel therapies for glioblas
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New research improves our understanding of cancer cell regulationA team of cancer researchers from the University of Liverpool, has made an important contribution to our understanding of cancer cell regulation which could better inform future cancer treatments. The research is funded by North West Cancer Research, which has ring-fenced £180,000 for the three year-long project which started in 2015. Led by Professor Ian Prior at the University of Liverpool,
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Seven new spider species from Brazil named after 7 famous fictional spider charactersIMAGE: This is the new species Ochyrocera atlachnacha on its web. view more Credit: Igor Cizauskas Several literary classics from the fantasy genre are further immortalised and linked together thanks to a Brazilian research team who named seven new spiders after them. Spider characters from A Song of Ice and Fire, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, H. P. Lovecr
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How we can stop Africa's scientific brain drain | Kevin NjaboHow can Africans find solutions to Africa's problems? Conservation biologist Kevin Njabo tells his personal story of how he nearly became part of the group of African scientists who seek an education abroad and never return -- and why he's now building a permanent base on the continent to nurture and support local talent. "I'm not coming back alone. I'm bringing with me Western scientists, entrepr
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AI Can Warn Researchers Where CRISPR Might Make a MistakeDrugmakers Think Blockchains Could Improve Clinical Trials Three big pharmaceutical firms—Pfizer, Amgen, and Sanofi—are working together to use blockchains to speed up clinical tests of new drugs, according to CoinDesk . The problem: Patient data that’s crucial to locating individuals for clinical trials is usually… Read more Three big pharmaceutical firms—Pfizer, Amgen, and Sanofi—are working
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The Atlantic
Paddington 2 Is Children's Entertainment at Its FinestIf Hollywood is looking for a pop-culture role model in 2018, it could do worse than Paddington Bear, the adorable CGI version of the classic British children’s character. He’s voiced by Ben Whishaw, hails from “darkest Peru,” wears a pair of spectacles, is fond of orange-marmalade sandwiches, and, as his adoptive father Henry (Hugh Bonneville) puts it, “He looks for the good in all of us and he
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Spørg Scientariet: Hvem har fremstillet skrifttyperne til bøger og aviser?Vores læser Egon Jensen spørger: Hvad for en ’mager’ fremstillede de uhyre mængder af skrifttyper, der anvendtes til bogtryk og avistryk i tidligere tider? Ervin Nielsen , tidligere direktør for Mediemuseet, svarer: Jeg går ud fra, at det drejer sig om den europæiske kulturkreds’ skrifter. I givet fald regner man traditionelt set med, at Johannes Gutenberg var den første både med hensyn til at fr
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Expedition to 'health-check' southern right whales around South GeorgiaSouthern right whales feed around the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia. Credit: Carlos Olavarria An international team of researchers, led by British Antarctic Survey (BAS), travels to the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia this month (January) to carry out the first scientific whale survey since whaling stopped in the 1970s. Southern right whale populations were decimated after nearly 30
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in New ZealandAn artist's impression of a New Zealand burrowing bat, Mystacina robusta , that went extinct last century. The new fossil find, Vulcanops jennyworthyae, that lived millions of years ago in New Zealand, is an ancient relative of burrowing or short-tailed bats. Credit: Gavin Mouldey. The fossilized remains of a giant burrowing bat that lived in New Zealand millions of years ago have been found by a
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Fiber OLEDs, thinner than a hairScientists have succeeded in fabricating highly efficient organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) on an ultra-thin fiber. The team expects the technology, which produces high-efficiency, long-lasting OLEDs, can be widely utilized in wearable displays.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Artificial muscles power up with new gel-based roboticsScientists are one step closer to artificial muscles. Orthotics have come a long way, yet innovation lapsed when it came to compensating for muscle power -- until now. A collaborative research team has designed a wearable robot to support a person's hip joint while walking.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Strong support for ocean protection: StudyPeople around the world strongly support ocean conservation measures, according to a new study of public perceptions of marine threats and protection.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Worldwide importance of honey bees for natural habitats captured in new reportAn unprecedented study integrating data from around the globe has shown that honey bees are the world's most important single species of pollinator in natural ecosystems and a key contributor to natural ecosystem functions. The report weaves together information from 80 plant-pollinator interaction networks. The results clearly identify the honey bee (Apis mellifera) as the single most frequent vi
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Family study emphasizes distinct origins for bipolar disorder subtypesPhiladelphia, January 10, 2018 - The most common subtypes of bipolar disorder, bipolar I and bipolar II, stem--at least in part--from different biological causes, according to a new study published in Biological Psychiatry . Despite genetic overlap between the two subtypes, each subtype tended to cluster within families, suggesting a distinction between bipolar disorders I and II. The study, by
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The size of marine plankton is key to its global dispersal and distributionIMAGE: Axayacatl Molina -- Expedición Malaspina. view more Credit: Axayacatl Molina - Universidad de Oviedo In the study entitled "Large-scale ocean connectivity and planktonic body size", an international team of researchers has discovered a negative relationship between the dispersal scales of various plankton and micro-nekton groups and their body size. The groups that were addressed included
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Harnessing the power of algae: New, greener fuel cells move step closer to realityA new design of algae-powered fuel cells that is five times more efficient than existing plant and algal models, as well as being potentially more cost-effective to produce and practical to use, has been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge. As the global population increases, so too does energy demand. The threat of climate change means that there is an urgent need to find cle
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Intoxicatingly light sensitiveWhen many people hear the abbreviation THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), they immediately think of smoking marijuana and intoxication. But the substance is also of interest to medicine - when given to people suffering from serious illnesses, it relieves muscle cramps, pain, loss of appetite and nausea. THC works by binding to the corresponding cannabinoid-1 (CB1) receptors, which are located in the cel
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New options for more animal welfareIn Germany, non-technical summaries of all authorized projects involving animals are published in the database AnimalTestInfo, which is operated by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment and is at present unique worldwide. Using this searchable and transparent database, the general public can easily find information about animal tests.
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Making the Internet of Things possible with a new breed of 'memristors'IMAGE: The probe-station device (the full instrument, left, and a closer view of the device connection, right) which measures the electrical responses of the basic components for computers mimicking the human... view more Credit: Tapio Reinekoski The internet of things is coming, that much we know. But still it won't; not until we have components and chips that can handle the explosion of dat
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