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Tiny individual decisions really could help avert climate chaosA new computer model has shown individual decisions can massively influence how bad global warming might get. Time to take the human factor seriously, says Adam Corner
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The Internet Broke Emergency AlertsHawaii Missile AlertIt’s hard to imagine a worse way to be awoken on a Saturday morning in paradise than with a blaring klaxon accompanying a government alert about an inbound ballistic missile attack. But that’s exactly what happened to more than 1.5 million residents of and visitors to Hawaii this morning. “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII,” the emergency alert read, in all-caps, on smartphones. “SEEK IM
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What the Hell Happened in Hawaii?Early this morning, residents of Hawaii received an emergency alert on their cell phones and on their television screens : “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER.” If that wasn’t enough to spark panic in a state where Cold War-era nuclear-attack alert sirens have been undergoing testing, the warning ended with those five dreaded words: “THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” Following
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A New American Leader Rises in ISISThe clues are out there, if you know where to look. Scattered across far-flung corners of the internet, there is evidence that Zulfi Hoxha, the son of an Albanian-American pizza-shop owner from New Jersey, had sinister plans. First there’s the defunct Twitter profile, which at one point engaged in a conversation with a State Department counter-propaganda account about the Islamic State. Then ther
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BBC News - Science & Environment
Baby Panda Yuan Meng makes debut in FranceThe first panda ever born in France has gone on display to the public.
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Microbial signal recognition stems from existing building blocksScientists have characterized a protein that enables certain microorganisms to recognize and absorb ammonium in their environment. Ammonium is considered a toxin that pollutes ecosystems - but for these bacteria it represents an important nutrient and energy source.
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Stingray soft robot could lead to bio-inspired roboticsBioengineers have developed a tissue-based soft robot that mimics the biomechanics of a stingray. The new technology could lead to advances in bio-inspired robotics, regenerative medicine and medical diagnostics.
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What stars will hatch from the Tarantula Nebula? NASA's flying observatory seeks to find outTo have a full picture of the lives of massive stars, researchers need to study them in all stages – from when they're a mass of unformed gas and dust, to their often dynamic end-of-life explosions.
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Air France-KLM denies bidding for troubled AlitaliaThe Air France-KLM group on Saturday denied it had made an offer for ailing airline Alitalia, a day after Italy's industry minister listed it among three bidders.
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Company, Idaho regulators at odds over battery storage planAn Idaho-based energy development company is asking federal authorities to declare state regulators in violation of a law intended to promote alternative energy in a case that could have far-reaching ramifications for emerging battery-storage technologies.
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Sea levels off Dutch coast highest ever recorded in 2017Storm surges and tidal cycles caused record sea levels along the coast of the Netherlands last year, a Dutch marine institute has found.
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Wolf found in northern Belgium, first time in over 100 yearsA wild wolf has been found in the northern Belgian region of Flanders for the first time in more than a century, an environmental group said Saturday.
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'Alien megastructures' debunked. Why are we so quick to assume it's aliens?submitted by /u/burtzev [link] [comments]
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Science-Based Medicine
Remembrance of Things PastWell maybe not “memorializing his dandyism and parvenu hijinks even as he revealed their essential hollowness” but Flies in the Ointment: Essays on Supplements, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (SCAM) is now available on Amazon and is A carefully selected and edited compendium of the best of Dr. Mark Crislip (the Puswhisperer’s) blog posts from sciencebasedmedicine.org. The sections have bee
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Inside the biggest nuclear power plant tear-down in the U.S.Energy Unbuilding an atomic giant. Unbuilding an atomic giant, from cooling it to burying it.
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Big Think
Women Are More Likely to Survive a Crisis Than MenGirl babies may have one distinct advantage over boy babies. But what is it? Read More
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Stunning New Paper Explains How Inequality in America Keeps GrowingComprehensive new study of economic history paints a frightening future. Read More
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Connecting Kindergartners and Coding without a Screen in the World of Unstructured PlayThe KIBO robot tries to balance the huge potential young children have for learning with the physical realities of how they like to play. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Helping Strangers May Help Teens' Self-EsteemAdolescents are under more pressure than ever, and many suffer from depression and anxiety. But new research suggests that volunteering to help strangers makes them feel better about themselves. (Image credit: Hero Images/Getty Images/Hero Images)
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Efterskolekok: De unge har slet ikke brug for alt det kødPå Horne Efterskole har man skåret ned på kødet for jorden, klimaet og kvalitetens skyld.
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The Atlantic
No, #MeToo Isn't McCarthyismOne of the criticisms of the #MeToo movement that’s emerged and re-emerged most tenaciously over the past few months is that women are consistently conflating major crimes with minor ones. Violent sexual assault isn’t the same thing as a swat on the behind in a crowded bar. Targeted sexual harassment isn’t the same thing as a clumsy pass after too many vodka sodas have been consumed. But this is
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Guide til supermarkedet: Sådan spiser du klimavenligtHvad skal man egentlig vælge og vælge fra, når man putter mad i indkøbskurven? Eksperterne fra Klimatestamentet på P1 giver deres bud.
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Crescent Moon's Innovative Snowshoe Is Built Like a Flip-FlopThese all-foam snowshoes from Crescent Moon might look low-tech, but the combination of cleats and tire-like treads provide ample traction.
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A Wolf of a Different ColorFor the first time, researchers spot a black maned wolf -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Mars er leveringsdygtig i gode byggematerialerNasa vil gerne vide, hvordan man bedst muligt kan 3D-printe bebyggelser på den røde planet – hvis overflade i øvrigt er velegnet til fremstilling af mursten.
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Perklorater forpester marsjordPlanter vokser, og regn­­­- or­me formerer sig lystigt i marsagtig jord, men indholdet af perklorater er et stort problem, hvis der skal dyrkes afgrøder på Mars.
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Live Science
Goopy GIF: You Can't Look Away from This Mesmerizing ExperimentA weird GIF highlights the magic of ferrofluids.
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Writing a To-Do List Before Bed Could Help You SleepFive minutes should be enough.
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Scientists 3D-Printed Squishy, Brain-Like Tissue for the 1st TimeA new 3D-printing technique can create tissues as soft as a human's squishy brain or spongy lungs — something that has not been possible before.
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Image of the Day: An Actual ShitholeBeetles cherish the dung they live and feed on.
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Meltdown, Spectre, Malicious Apps, and More of This Week's Security NewsMeltdown, Spectre, malicious Android apps, and more of the week's top security news.
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The Atlantic
The Perfect Storm Behind This Year's Nasty Flu SeasonEvery winter brings cautionary tales that the flu—just the regular old flu—can kill. And the cautionary tales this year are hard to beat. Twenty-one-year-old Kyler Baughman, for example, a fitness buff who liked to show off his six-pack, recently died a few days after getting a runny nose . According to the numbers, this year’s flu season is in fact worse than usual. It got started early, and it’
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The Atlantic
Pushing Out Immigrants Isn't About the EconomyGerman Benitez has started two small businesses, both of them restaurants in the city of Gaithersburg, Maryland. His main restaurant, Jazmin Cuisine, employs nine people. He seems like one of the last people any politician interested in job creation would want to kick out of the country. And yet, on Monday, he learned that the U.S. government is planning to do just that. Benitez, who is 54, is fr
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Big Think
Mark Epstein, MD – I, Me, Mine – Think Again - a Big Think Podcast #130While the unchecked ego might be popular at parties, it can get us into all kinds of trouble. Mark Epstein, MD combines psychotherapy and Buddhism to help people live with the self. Read More
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When to Worry About Your Blood Pressure130/80 is the new high blood pressure threshold. What should your personal blood pressure goal be and when should you worry? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Space Photos of the Week: Home Is Where the Supermassive Black Hole IsAt the heart of our own Milky Way galaxy is a big, black hole—and NASA just snapped a photo of it.
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Facebook's Adam Mosseri on Why You'll See Less Video, More From FriendsFacebook's vice president for newsfeed explains the thinking behind recent changes in the algorithm that determines what 2 billion people see on the social network.
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'Black Mirror' Should Not Be a Shared UniverseThe show's most recent season hinted that its episodes are connected—but it should stay an anthology series.
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Virgin Hyperloop One Is Bringing Elon Musk's Dream to LifeThe Richard Branson-backed venture wants to launch a commercial hyperloop in 2021, and it's got work to do.
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The Atlantic
Why It’s a Bad Idea to Launch Rockets Over LandOn Friday morning in China, a rocket blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the Sichuan province with a pair of navigation satellites bound for orbit around Earth. As the rocket climbed higher and higher, the four strap-on boosters that launched with it began to fall away. This is supposed to happen; the boosters provide extra lift in the minutes after launch, and when they burn
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The Atlantic
Overhauling Japan's High-Stakes University-Admission SystemThis weekend, more than 580,000 Japanese high-school seniors will take the country’s standardized university-entrance exam, known as the National Center Test for University Admissions. This test, commonly referred to simply as the “Center Test,” is the culmination of years of intense preparation that begins as early as kindergarten. Mothers pray in special Shinto shrines for their children’s succ
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The Atlantic
The Pop Innovations of a 50-Year-Old SoundtrackWhen Mike Nichols’s low-budget comedy-drama The Graduate premiered in December 1967, it arrived during a time of national unrest. Many Baby Boomers were pushing back against the status quo: The military draft and the escalation of the war in Vietnam, combined with movements calling for civil rights and women’s liberation, prompted students and activists to protest the political and social establi
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BBC News - Science & Environment
Cloned Newmarket dachshund expecting puppiesMinnie Winnie was created by science after her owner won a competition.
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Big Think
You May Be Using This Flying Taxi in Two YearsBell Helicopter has just premiered its electric, self-piloting air taxi design at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Read More
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Science | The Guardian
Everything you've ever wanted to know about my colonoscopy (but never dared to ask)When I had rectal bleeding, I went for a colonoscopy. The doctor prescribed more fiber – but could anxiety be the source of the pain in my backside? The thing about writers – the thing that makes us hated and occasionally liked – is that very often we have our heads up our asses. There are two ways that people in my profession can address this. We could develop a deeper sense of humility, looking
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The Atlantic
Donald Trump and a Century-Old Argument About Who's Allowed in AmericaPresident Trump’s reported suggestion that the United States needs fewer immigrants from “shithole countries” and more from those like Norway revives an argument made vigorously a century ago—though in less profane terms—only to be discredited in the decades that followed. In 1907, alarmed by the arrival of more than a million immigrants per year, Congress established a commission to determine ex
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The Atlantic
Doubting MLK During a Strike in MemphisGibson “Nibs” Stroupe is a recently retired pastor who spent decades presiding over the proudly multicultural Oakhurst Presbyterian Church in Decatur, Georgia. He traces his ministry and the ideas that informed it back to 1968, and shared his experiences with me after learning of The Atlantic’s exploration of that year . He wrote: I was a senior at what was then Southwestern Presbyterian Universi
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NYT > Science
Uranium Miners Pushed Hard for a Comeback. They Got Their Wish.Hundreds of mining claims fall neatly outside the new boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument, and a Navajo town scarred by uranium is bracing for new woes.
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NYT > Science
Trilobites: The Squid That Sink to the Ocean’s Floor When They DieSome squid sink to the ocean floor when they die, researchers found, and they make take a lot of carbon down there with them.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
1.5 C climate goal 'very unlikely' but doable: draft UN reportThe Paris Agreement goal of capping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius will slip beyond reach unless nations act now to slash carbon pollution, curb energy demand, and suck CO2 from the air, according to a draft UN report.
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The Atlantic
How's Democracy Holding Up After Trump's First Year?In late 2016, shortly after the U.S. presidential election, two Harvard political scientists posed a bleak question in The New York Times : “Is Donald Trump a Threat to Democracy?” Now they’re out with an even more bleakly titled book— How Democracies Die —that seeks to answer that question by drawing on a year’s worth of evidence. At the core of the book is an apparent contradiction. Steven Levi
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Facebook move will play out in long-term: analystsFacebook's move to highlight posts from friends and family over those from brands and publications follows months of turmoil for the social network and will result in lower advertising revenue—at least in the short-term, analysts said.
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Italian govt mulling three offers for ailing AlitaliaItaly's government said Friday it is considering three bids for troubled airline Alitalia from Lufthansa, EasyJet and a private equity firm, and hopes to have a deal wrapped up by May.
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Bitcoin shouldn't become the new Swiss bank account: MnuchinDominant digital currency bitcoin should not be allowed to become the Swiss bank account of the modern era used to hide illicit activity, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday.
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Classified US satellite launched from California after delayA rocket carrying a classified U.S. satellite has blasted off from California.
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Man's best friend goes high tech at gadget festTechnology is going to the dogs. And to cats and horses, for that matter, as high-end gadgetry showcased at this week's Consumer Electronics Show offered ways that smart devices can improve the lives of animals and their human friends.
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US report raps Alibaba's Taobao, others for pirated goodsAlibaba's Taobao website and numerous public markets around the world were cited Friday as purveyors of hundreds of thousands of dollars in pirated goods in the US government's annual "notorious markets" review.
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Death toll from California mudslides rises to 18Authorities in southern California said Friday they had discovered the body of an elderly man killed by mudslides that battered the region earlier this week, lifting the overall death toll to 18.
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Developer halts plans after likely Civil War graves foundDevelopers say they're halting plans for a project in Tennessee after archaeologists discovered what they believe are graves on a site near a Civil War fort built by slaves.
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US review shows pesticides harm threatened salmon, whalesFederal scientists have determined that a family of widely used pesticides poses a threat to dozens of endangered and threatened species, including Pacific salmon, Atlantic sturgeon and Puget Sound orcas.
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Top takeaways from Consumers Electronics ShowThe 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, which concluded Friday in Las Vegas, drew some 4,000 exhibitors from dozens of countries and more than 170,000 attendees, showcased some of the latest from the technology world.
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Kølige pletter kan beskytte skovens dyr mod klimaforandringerTemperaturstigninger truer en række af skovens dyr. Men vi kan hjælpe dem ved at sikre kølige beskyttelseszoner.
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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending January 13, 2018This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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Spørg Scientariet: Er det mest sikkert at køre hurtigt eller langsomt over Storebæltsbroen i stormvejr?En læser tænker, om det mon ikke er sikrest at køre hurtigt over Storebæltsbroen, når vinden blæser. Det mener Sund & Bælt ikke.
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Big Think
You Can Watch Carl Sagan's 'Cosmos' Marathon Right Now, For FreeYou can watch the Cosmos marathon right now, for free! Read More
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Which Came First: The Proboscis or the Flower?A new fossil find reveals that the sucking tongue of butterflies—or proboscis—appears to have evolved before the emergence of flowers. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NYT > Science
C.D.C. Postpones Session Preparing Us for Nuclear WarAfter the agency’s workshop attracted considerable media attention, especially given President Trump’s recent words with North Korea, the session has been postponed.
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BBC News - Science & Environment
Female engineers set for successThe UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, at less than 10%.
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New Scientist - News
You may be making cryptocurrency for hackers without realisingThousands of websites are tricking people into mining cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, adblockers might be the only way to stop them
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New Scientist - News
Voice assistants dominate CES as Google plays catchup with AlexaGoogle had more than 350 voice-controlled devices at the Consumer Electronics Show, including speakers, cars, and a giant toy town complete with a railway
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New Scientist - News
We may be able to see mountains and valleys on distant worldsIf alien planets have canyons and mountains like ours, we may be able to catch a glimpse of them in an exoplanet’s shadow as it passes in front of its star
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New Scientist - News
The universe still seems to be expanding faster than it ought toThe universe is expanding but our measurements of the rate are all over the place and they just got worse, so we can’t tell when the cosmos is going to die
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New Scientist - News
Even a small cut in global warming will help slow sea level riseLimiting climate change to 1.5 °C instead of 2 °C, even if we overshoot at first and then bring temperatures back down, will ease the rise in sea levels
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Popular Science
The Montecito mudslide is a tragic reminder to respect our soilEnvironment “A nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.” The Monetico mudslide is another chapter in a long history of American soil conservation.
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BBC News - Science & Environment
Smallest cat in world: Footage of rare animalThey weigh about 1kg and their eyes are six times more powerful than ours.
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The Atlantic
The Atlantic Daily: When a President Insults the WorldWhat We’re Following Trump’s Offensive Comments: During a meeting Thursday with lawmakers about immigration policy, President Trump reportedly spoke disparagingly of immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa, asking, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” (He also reportedly said he’d prefer that more immigrants come from Norway, but not many are likely to do
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NYT > Science
Dr. Ronald Fieve, 87, Dies; Pioneered Lithium to Treat Mood SwingsDr. Fieve and a colleague identified lithium as the first naturally occurring medication to prevent and control a specific psychiatric disorder.
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NYT > Science
To Get Medicaid in Kentucky, Many Will Have to Work. Advocates for the Poor Say They Will Sue.Led by the state’s Republican governor, the plan calls for many Medicaid recipients ages 19-64 to work at least 20 hours a week, beginning in July.
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Futurity.org
Drug keeps mouse memory sharp after West NileThe ongoing neurological deficits caused by West Nile virus infecting the brain may be due to unresolved inflammation that hinders the brain’s ability to repair damaged neurons and grow new ones, a new study with mice suggests. When researchers used an arthritis drug to reduce the inflammation, the animals’ ability to learn and remember remained sharp. “…targeting the inflammation with the arthri
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Big Think
Your Facebook News Feed Is About Undergo a Massive ChangeThe social media behemoth wants you to use their platform less, not more, than before. Read More
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Popular Science
Cold weather is the best time to look at—and photograph—the night skyDIY Grab your coat and your camera, then head out under the stars. Winter is a fantastic time to capture night sky photos.
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How To Move A Giant Boulder | Gold Rush#GoldRush | Friday 9p Andy and Logan encounter some giant boulders on Sluice Box Hill blocking any chance of delivering pay dirt. Can they work together to move a 100,000-pound boulder with just two excavators? Full Episodes Streaming FREE: https://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/gold-rush/ Subscribe to Discovery: http://bit.ly/SubscribeDiscovery Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Discovery
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US Launches Spy Satellite on Secret MissionThe NROL-47 spacecraft soared into Earth orbit today (Jan. 12), riding atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium rocket that lifted off from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:11 p.m. EST (2211 GMT; 2:11 p.m. local California time).
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The Atlantic
The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Insult to InjuryToday in 5 Lines President Trump said he used “tough” language during a meeting with lawmakers Thursday, but denied using the term “shithole” to describe some countries. Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, who was present for the meeting, confirmed that Trump made the remark, which he called “vile and racist,” while Republican Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia said they don’t
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
X-ray navigation could open up new frontiers for robotic spacecraftIn a technology first, a team of engineers has demonstrated fully autonomous X-ray navigation in space -- a capability that could revolutionize NASA's ability in the future to pilot robotic spacecraft to the far reaches of the solar system and beyond.
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Scientific American Content: Global
The Science Community's "S**thole countries" ProblemIt's easy (and right) to criticize Trump for his vulgar dismissal of developing countries, but scientists harbor their own prejudice -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Uforståelig forskning? Nu vil forskere udbrede nyt i pixibøgerMålet er at give vigtig forskning et liv uden for de støvede forskningsrapporter.
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Live Science
Wild Rumors Fly as Pentagon Shuts Down Questions on Secretive 'Zuma' MissionIt's been perhaps the weirdest week of news and mysteries in the history of private spaceflight. And it's ending in a swirl of confusion, silence, and whispers at the Pentagon.
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Latest Headlines | Science News
Spaceships could use blinking dead stars to chart their wayTiming signals from five pulsars allowed scientists to pinpoint an experiment’s place in space.
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Scientists Say A Fluctuating Jet Stream May Be Causing Extreme Weather EventsA new study says unusual patterns of the polar jet stream circling the Northern Hemisphere may have led to dramatic weather in Europe and North America. (Image credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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