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A survival lesson from bats—eating variety keeps species multiplyingDiet is an important factor influencing the survival and evolution of all species. Many studies have shown that when species evolve from being a predator or insectivore to being a vegetarian, the rate at which new species arise increases. But a new study published in Ecology Letters reveals that omnivorous New World noctilionoid bats, those species with diets including both plant and animal materi
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Employees who work in open-plan offices feel worse and are more dissatisfied with their workIt is becoming increasingly common for employees to share the workplace with their colleagues in large open-plan office areas. In this way, companies and organizations want to save money, but also facilitate the interaction between the employees. However, a new study from CTF, Service Research Center at Karlstad University, Sweden, shows the opposite. The more co-workers that share the workplace,
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Pris på vanddata sender forbrugere på dobbeltarbejde i hele landetUenighed om prisen på målerdata for vandforbrug tvinger tusindvis af forbrugere i hele landet til selv at aflæse den digitale og fjernaflæste vandmåler.
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Rare Snowfall in Sahara Desert Seen from SpaceStunning views show the snow-covered dunes on the edge of the Sahara Desert — an area known to be one of the hottest places on Earth.
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Hanging with the locals pays off for tropical invadersAustralian Drone New South WalesStudying the behaviour of tropical fish in a temperate environment can help predict who might be winners and losers in a warmer future, and how resources such as fish stocks may be impacted, researchers say.
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The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring. Although it carries the "master switch" gene, SRY, that determines whether an embryo will develop as male (XY) or female (XX), it contains very few other genes and is the only chromosome not necessary for life. Women, after all, manage just fine without one.
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The rise of turfs—flattening of global kelp forestsResearch published today into the state of kelp forests around the world shows they are being degraded into flat seascapes carpeted by short, unwanted turf-algae – and the Western Australian coastline is one of the worst-affected areas.
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Meteorites brought water to Earth during the first two million yearsA new study of a rare basaltic meteorites called angrites suggests that volatiles, which are elements with relatively low boiling points such as water, could have been brought to our planet by meteorites during the first two million years of the solar system.
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Why cyberattacks don't work as weaponsDigitalisation will fundamentally alter many aspects of our lives – in many cases for the better. However, our increasing dependence on computers and networks for data exchange and storage is creating new vulnerabilities for both individuals and society. The key word here is: cybersecurity. This encompasses more than just technical solutions: it involves not only security in cyberspace, but also s
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Biodiversity conservation should be a core value of China's 'Belt and Road Initiative'Environment and conservation experts from the University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNMC) and the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) are challenging decision-makers, infrastructure planners and conservationists to work together to mitigate the negative impacts of China's "Belt and Road Initiative' (BRI) and look for opportunities for biodiversity conservation.
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And now for something completely different—a worm with three sexesDiane Shakes shakes her head. A trisexual arrangement is really not so different. Three sexes—male, female and hermaphrodite—are "part of the plan" for many organisms. There's even a word for it: trioecious.
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New patented system could prevent motion sickness while riding in self-driving carsOne of the selling points of autonomous vehicles is the chance for drivers to be more productive while traveling. But some, suffering from motion sickness, won't be able to take advantage of relinquishing the wheel.
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Researchers seek an end to child marriageIn addition to secondary education, girls need access to decent jobs and increased security in public to avoid child marriage and change perceptions of traditional gender norms.
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Watch This Bottle of Water Freeze Over in the Blink of an EyeA way-cool clip posted on Reddit shows the strange phenomenon of a "snap freeze."
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The economic legacy of the Great MigrationWhen black Americans migrated out of the South in the 1930s and '40s, their children benefited by leaps and bounds, according to a University of Michigan study using U.S. Census data.
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Looking to the sun to create hydrogen fuelWhen Lawrence Livermore scientist Tadashi Ogitsu leased a hydrogen fuel-cell car in 2017, he knew that his daily commute would change forever. There are no greenhouse gases that come out of the tailpipe, just a bit of water vapor.
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Researchers make advances in control of chameleon-like material for next-generation computersResearchers from Texas A&M University report significant advances in their understanding and control of a chameleon-like material that could be key to next-generation computers that are even more powerful than today's silicon-based machines.
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A new, dynamic view of chromatin movementsIn cells, proteins tightly package the long thread of DNA into pearl necklace-like complexes known as chromatin. Scientists at EPFL show for the first time how chromatin moves, answering longstanding questions about how its structure helps regulate gene expression. The study is published in Nature Communications.
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Why some of your old work commitments never seem to go awayYou can quit work commitments if you want - but some of them never really leave you, new research suggests. In a study of 420 employees representing a wide variety of occupations and work settings at three organizations, researchers found that commitments that workers no longer had were still lingering in their minds.
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Scientists study the powers of tiny crystalsWhen it comes to the way scientists react to their discoveries, "That's interesting" falls somewhere between "Eureka!" and "Uh-oh."
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Using data mining to make sense of climate changeBig data and data mining have provided several breakthroughs in fields such as health informatics, smart cities and marketing. The same techniques, however, have not delivered consistent key findings for climate change.
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What CES and Detroit Taught Us About The Future Of CarsBoth CES and the Detroit Auto Show happen early in the year, and while they suggest an electric and autonomous future, there’s mileage left in gas.
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Can Robots Tighten the Bolts on a Rickety Caregiver Sector?Robotic aides could relieve the burden of caring for a growing elderly and disabled population—if we can take advantage of technological advances without ignoring human needs -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The early bits of lifeHow can life originate before DNA and genes? One possibility is that there are natural processes that lead to the organisation of simple physical objects such as small microcapsules that undergo rudimentary forms of interaction, self-organisation and information processing.
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Image: ESA's Large Space SimulatorThis circular enclosure, made to appear larger still by an array of mirrors at its end, is ESA's Large Space Simulator. Some 15 m high and 10 m in diameter, it is cavernous enough to accommodate an upended double decker bus.
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Scientists uncover secret of mass antelope mortality event in remote steppe grassland of Central AsiaThe sudden death of over 200,000 saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan in May 2015, more than 80 percent of the affected population and more than 60 percent of the global population of this species, baffled the world.
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Why People Dislike Really Smart LeadersThose with an IQ above 120 are perceived as less effective, regardless of actual performance -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Betablokkere kan forbedre effekten af immunterapiSpecifik type af de blodtrykssænkende betablokkere ser ifølge amerikansk undersøgelse ud til at øge effekten af immunterapí blandt patienter med malignt melanom.
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Popular tool for drug discovery just got 10 times fasterResearchers at Purdue University just made high throughput screening, a process often used in drug discovery, 10 times faster than previous methods.
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Study reveals secrets of 'fluid-like' heat flow in solid semiconductor at nanoscaleResearchers are applying the same "hydrodynamic transport model" used to study flow in fluids to explain heat transport in a solid semiconductor, with potential implications for the design of high-speed transistors and lasers.
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Metal nanoparticles for imaging guided phototherapyNational University of Singapore chemists have recently discovered that gold-silver (Au-Ag) nanoparticles can be used to image and provide concurrent treatment for bacterial infections.
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Researchers warn of deadly parvovirus strain spreading in Australian dogsAustralian Drone New South WalesVets and dog owners are being warned that canine parvovirus – a contagious and often fatal disease – is spreading rapidly among Australian dogs.
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Egen læge henviser oftest til kræftpakkeforløbMere end halvdelen af pakkeforløb for kræftområdet bliver startet efter en henvisning fra egen læge, viser nye tal.
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Masser af små satellitter på vej over dit hovedSatellitter mindre end en liter mælk har givet let adgang til rummet. Deres antal vokser kraftigt.
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Matter: In the Arctic, More Rain May Mean Fewer Musk OxenWinter rain makes it more difficult for the animals to feed, particularly pregnant females, researchers find.
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YouTube's Latest Shake-Up Hits Up-and-Coming Creators the HardestYouTube has taken new steps to limit who can profit from views—which may leave the next generation of creators in the lurch.
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Why a $38 Billion Tax Payment Is a Good Deal for AppleApple said it will pay an estimated $38 billion in tax to bring back to the US some of the $252 billion it has stashed overseas, following passage of the new tax law.
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The GE9X Jet Engine Is About to Get a Blast of Ice (For Safety's Sake)When temperatures drop below -6 degrees F, engineers in Manitoba will bring the freeze to Boeing's new engine.
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Complex engineering and metal-work discovered beneath ancient Greek 'pyramid'Latest find on Cyclades’ Keros includes evidence of metal-working and suggests the beginnings of an urban centre, say archaeologists More than 4,000 years ago builders carved out the entire surface of a naturally pyramid-shaped promontory on the Greek island of Keros. They shaped it into terraces covered with 1,000 tonnes of specially imported gleaming white stone to give it the appearance of a g
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Dementia study adds to calls for more funding of music therapyMusic can help reduce symptoms but only 5% of care homes are using it effectively, finds report The symptoms of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people with dementia could significantly improve by listening to and playing music, according to a report. The study, which compiled existing evidence as well as talking to experts, found music can help people with dementia recall information and redu
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Ny prognose: Ingeniørmanglen er langtfra afblæstTrods en stigning i nye studerende inden for teknologi, naturvidenskab og it kommer Danmark til at mangle 10.000 kandidater inden for områderne i 2025, viser analyse fra Engineer the future. Opgaverne risikerer at ende i udlandet.
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'The Purpose of This From the Beginning Has Been to Cut Legal Immigration'President Trump and his Senate allies are now presenting their goal for immigration reform as increasing the number of high-skilled immigrants allowed into the United States. But the immigration legislation from Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia that Trump has endorsed would almost certainly reduce the total number of high-skilled immigrants. That stark contradiction has
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Forskere: Kryptovaluta-kurser er for lette at manipulereKryptovaluta-markederne er lette at manipulere med bots ifølge forskningsgruppe.
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Overrasket læser: Nordkorea er ikke et teknologisk ingenmandslandLÆSERINDLÆG: Særligt en lokalt produceret smartphone har imponeret en læser, der rejste til Nordkorea med noget andre forventninger til landets teknologiske udvikling.
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The chemical evolution of DNA and RNA on early EarthRNA was probably the first informational molecule. Now, chemists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have demonstrated that alternation of wet and dry conditions could have sufficed to drive the prebiotic synthesis of the RNA nucleosides found in all domains of life.
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Scientists develop a new material for manipulating moleculesA scientist at the University of Córdoba, working with an international research team, has created a new porous single-crystal material that could have many applications in nanotechnology and catalysis.
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First surface-based estimation of the aerosol indirect effect over ChinaThe aerosol indirect effect (AIE) can significantly affect climate change and is one of the largest uncertainties in climate change studies. To date, only a few AIE studies using satellite measurements have been carried out in China, and no such study has been done using ground-based measurements. The AIE can only be assessed accurately from aircraft or ground-based measurements. The first compreh
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Chemists improve hydrogen sensorsA group of scientists from the Siberian Federal University (SFU, Krasnoyarsk, Russia) and the Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (NIIC, Novosibirsk, Russia) have combined the useful properties of metal phthalocyanines and palladium membranes in order to create active layers in hydrogen detectors. This operation significantly increases the sensitivity of the sensors. The study is reported in
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The world's first all-silicon laserIntegrated silicon photonics incorporates microelectronics and optoelectronics, a combination expected to revolutionize a variety of fields such as communication, sensing, lighting, displays, imaging and detection. Silicon lasers are the key to achieve integrated silicon photonics. However, the optical gains of silicon are lower than those of III-V compound semiconductors by one order of magnitude
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Science | The Guardian
Why 'bird-brained' may not be such an insult after allBirds show remarkable levels of intelligence, something that may have given them the edge following the K-T extinction event Even though I am better with dead birds than with living ones, I do enjoy watching them. Their behaviour is fascinating, and as Jennifer Ackerman points out in her book , birds are a lot more intelligent than we often give them credit for. But what do we know about the evol
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Vanddreven boremaskine skal slukke skibsbrandeFor fjerde år i træk uddeler Industriens Fond iværksætterprisen 2017, også kaldet Danish Tech Challenge. Vinderen blev Rosenby Engineering fra Læsø, der har opfundet en boremaskine, der kan slukke brand i skibscontainere.
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The 'Underground Railroad' To Save AtheistsLubna Yaseen was a student in Baghdad when death threats forced her into exile. Her crime was to think the unthinkable and question the unquestionable—to state, openly, that she was an atheist. Growing up in Hillah, a city in central Iraq, she developed an independent mind at a young age. “My mother is an atheist intellectual person, and she brought up me and my siblings to think for ourselves an
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Australia lifesaving drone makes first rescueAustralian Drone New South WalesA pair of Australian swimmers on Thursday became the first people to be rescued in the ocean by a drone when the aerial lifesaver dropped a safety device to distressed teens caught in rough seas.
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Photographer Says He Lost His Job After Leaking Pictures Of Rick Perry And Coal CEOFormer Department of Energy photographer Simon Edelman is filing a federal whistleblower suit after he leaked the photos of a private meeting between the energy secretary and Robert Murray. (Image credit: Simon Edelman/AP)
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Kræftpakke for uspecifikke symptomer virker efter hensigtenDe kræftpatienter, der bliver henvist til den nye kræftpakke for uspecifikke symptomer, har omtrent samme prognose som dem, der bliver udredt og får behandling via andre kanaler. Det viser en ny ph.d.-afhandling fra Aarhus Universitet.
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Har den kryptering, vi allesammen bruger, en bagdør?AES-krypteringsalgoritmen, der bliver brugt alle steder, er i udgangspunktet til at stole på, mener flere med indsigt i området. .
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Archaeologists in Mexico claim world's longest flooded caveArchaeologists and divers on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula announced Wednesday that they found a passage connecting two underwater caves, creating what they say is the world's longest continuous flooded cave.
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USA advarer mod anafylaksi ved kræftlægemiddelKræftlægemidlet Varubi kan give anafylaksi og andre overfølsomhedsreaktioner, advarer amerikansk lægemiddelmyndighed.
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Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: studyEarth's surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study released Wednesday which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions.
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Dagens Medicin
Betablokkere kan forbedre effekten af immunterapi for patienter med modermærkekræftSpecifik type af de blodtrykssænkende betablokkere ser ifølge amerikansk undersøgelse ud til at øge effekten af immunterapí blandt patienter med malignt melanom.
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Ny metode afblæser de værste klimascenarier – og de bedsteSkønnet for relationen mellem CO2-koncentration og temperaturstigning har været meget usikkert. En ny analysemetode reducerer usikkerheden betragteligt – og giver håb.
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Photographer Says He Lost His Job After Leaking Pictures Of Rick Perry And Coal CEOThe former Department of Energy photographer, Simon Edelman is filing a federal whistleblower suit after he leaked the photos of a private meeting between the energy secretary and Robert Murray. (Image credit: Simon Edelman/AP)
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China spots four oil slicks from sunken tankerThe spill from a sunken Iranian tanker off China's east coast has spawned four oil slicks as authorities prepared to send robots to the wreckage to assess the environmental damage.
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Nintendo thinks inside the box with cardboard Switch accessoryNintendo Switch Cardboard SwitchNintendo sparked fierce debate Thursday with a new line of cardboard DIY accessories for its smash-hit Switch console, delighting some fans, but leaving others bemused by the low-tech offering.
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France's PSA Group to offer 40 electric vehicles by 2025The CEO of France-based automaker PSA Group says it will offer 40 electric models across its lineup by 2025, and it plans to sell vehicles in the U.S. within 10 years.
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Use of primate 'actors' misleading millions of viewersMore needs to be done to educate audiences, including viewers at home and filmmakers, on the unethical nature of using primates in the film industry, says a leading expert in a new study.
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Science | The Guardian
Stuart Wenham: scientists pay tribute to 'Einstein of solar world'University of New South Wales colleagues pay tribute to pioneer with ‘Crocodile Dundee persona’ who died age 60 from malignant melanoma Australia’s scientific community has paid tribute to Prof Stuart Wenham, a solar energy pioneer described as the “Einstein of the solar industry”, whose research increased the efficiency of solar cells a hundredfold. Wenham passed away on 23 December, age 60, aft
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Viden
Kunstig intelligens læser nu bedre end menneskerMen indtil videre er der kun tale om et lille forspring.
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Fed Up With Drug Companies, Hospitals Decide to Start Their OwnA group of large hospital systems plans to create a nonprofit generic drug company to battle shortages and high prices.
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Reminding people about vaccinations can increase rates of immunizationRates of immunization against infectious diseases in children and adults are improving, but under-vaccination remains a problem that results in vaccine-preventable deaths and illnesses.
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Forskere: Hjælpestoffer med tungmetaller dræber ukrudtet – ikke glyphosatFranske genetikere konkluderer i nyt studie, at verdens mest solgte pesticid, glyphosat, i sig selv stort set er uskadeligt. Giftigheden af sprøjtemidler skyldes derimod hjælpestofferne. Dansk forsker og Miljøstyrelsen er skeptiske.
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Science | The Guardian
Climate sensitivity study suggests narrower range of potential outcomesFindings should not be seen as taking pressure off need to tackle climate change, authors warn Earth’s surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions. A revised calculation of how greenhouse gases drive up the planet’s temperature reduces the range of possible end-of-century out
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Salmonella Could Have Caused 16th-Century EpidemicUsing a new algorithm, geneticists uncovered the pathogen that could have caused a massive epidemic in the Aztec empire: Salmonella bacteria. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Japan breakthrough could improve weather forecasts and save livesData collected by Himawari-8 weather satellite paired with supercomputer programme A project harnessing data from a Japanese satellite could improve weather forecasting and allow officials to issue life-saving warnings before natural disasters , researchers say. The project is the first time “infrared radiation luminance data” has been used to model weather patterns in areas under heavy cloud cov
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Release of ancient methane due to changing climate kept in check by ocean watersOcean sediments are a massive storehouse for the potent greenhouse gas methane. But methane only acts as a greenhouse gas if and when it reaches the atmosphere. Environmental scientists recently set out to discover whether or not this ancient-sourced methane, which is released due to warming ocean waters, survives the journey from the seafloor and reaches the atmosphere.
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Researchers explore psychological effects of climate changeWhile some people have little anxiety about the Earth's changing climate, others are experiencing high levels of stress, and even depression, based on their perception of the threat of global climate change, researchers found. Psychological responses to climate change seem to vary based on what type of concern people show for the environment, with those highly concerned about the planet's animals
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Prospective birth control pill for men has its origin in an arrow poisonWomen have many options for oral contraceptives that are safe, effective and reversible, but despite decades of research, men have none. Now, scientists report a rat study that shows they finally have a good lead for a male birth control pill. It's based on ouabain, a plant extract that African warriors and hunters traditionally used as a heart-stopping poison on their arrows.
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Slower walking speed in the elderly may be explained by loss of muscle strength and massResearch recently published in The Journal of Physiology has found that elderly people walk at a slower speed and tire more quickly because of loss of strength and mass in leg muscles. Using computer simulations they found that these physiological changes explain the slower walking speed preferred by the elderly, and that a focus on building up these leg muscles may be the only effective way to im
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Microwaves could be as bad for the environment as cars suggests new researchMicrowaves usage across the EU alone emits as much carbon dioxide as nearly seven million cars according to a new study by the University of Manchester. Researchers at the university have carried out the first ever comprehensive study of the environmental impacts of microwaves, considering their whole life cycle, from 'cradle to grave.'
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Trapped on an Island With Wolves, the Only Way Out for These Caribou Was UpNine caribou on an island in Lake Superior were helicoptered to safety in a bid to save a once thriving herd from dying out.
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Microwaves could be as bad for the environment as cars, suggests new researchMicrowaves usage across the EU alone emits as much carbon dioxide as nearly seven million cars according to a new study by The University of Manchester.
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Science : NPR
Pioneering HIV Researcher Mathilde Krim Remembered For Her ActivismMathilde Krim, who died this week, was a vocal pioneer in HIV treatment and research at a time when discrimination against people with AIDS in the U.S. was rampant, even in medical care. (Image credit: Theo Wargo/WireImage)
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These companies claim blockchain could help fight climate changeNexus Media News Is it a breakthrough, or just a buzzword? Blockchain technology could be an important tool in solving climate change—at least according to a crop of new companies.
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Big Think
If Money Can Make You Happy, Does Debt Make You Sad?Does money, even when borrowed, make us happier – or does the state of owing money add to our dissatisfaction and stress? Read More
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Whole-population testing for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations is cost effectiveScreening the entire population for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations, as opposed to just those at high-risk of carrying this mutation, is cost effective and could prevent more ovarian and breast cancers than the current clinical approach, according to research published today in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
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Use of primate 'actors' misleading millions of viewersMore needs to be done to educate audiences, including viewers at home and filmmakers, on the unethical nature of using primates in the film industry, says a leading expert in a new study.
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New drug combination helps kickstart the immune system to fight back against cancerScientists from King's College London have found a way to boost the immune system to help it fight back against cancer. The breakthrough involves the first ever use of a combination of chemotherapy and a drug being trialed as a treatment for neonatal jaundice, that together help kick start the body's natural defenses.
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The Atlantic
Donald Trump's Long History of Paying for SilenceBreaking up is hard to do. A pile of money and some crack legal help can’t heal a broken heart, but they can go a long way to guaranteeing that whatever bad feelings emerge from the relationship don’t make it to the public. At various times in the past, Donald Trump has struck deals with women in his life, or formerly in his life, exchanging money for silence. It’s not a perfect solution. Over th
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Science-Based Medicine
Cancer quack Colleen Huber sues Britt Hermes over criticismNaturopathic cancer quack Colleen Huber is attempting to silence criticism of her practices by suing Britt Hermes. Help Britt fight back with a donation to help defray legal expenses.
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Live Science
Woman Coughs So Hard, She Breaks a RibA woman in Massachusetts with "whooping cough" broke her rib in a fit of spasmodic coughing, according to a new report of the case.
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Futurity.org
Lower mortality for those who go to religious servicesA new paper links regular attendance at religious services with improved health and lowered mortality. The researchers conducted an empirical study on data collected 2004-2014 through the University of Michigan’s Health and Retirement Study (HRS), which surveyed social and economic determinants of mortality in middle-aged and older adults, including religious factors. “We wanted to link the resea
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The Atlantic
The Atlantic Daily: Investigating ISIS, Interviewing Steve Bannon, Parenting Teen IdolsWhat We’re Following Bannon’s Testimony: President Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has reportedly agreed to be interviewed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The news comes just a day after Bannon stonewalled questioners on the House Intelligence Committee, suggesting that Mueller’s investigation of the 2016 election is making more progress than Congress’s. Bannon, like his populis
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Water-based air conditioner cools without harmful chemicalsA new water-based air-conditioning system cools air to as low as 18 degrees Celsius (about 64 degrees Fahrenheit) without using energy-intensive compressors and environmentally harmful chemical refrigerants. “…our technology has immense potential to disrupt how air-conditioning has traditionally been provided…” This technology could potentially replace the century-old air-cooling principle that i
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To better focus on a new task, try this planWhen you have to switch tasks at work, making a plan to return to and finish the task you’re leaving can help you better focus on the new, interrupting work, according to new research. “It’s like Windows staying open in our brains, and it makes it hard to focus on the intervening work.” Taking a minute when interrupted to create a “ready-to-resume” plan can help you disengage and move on, avoidin
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Bioengineered soft microfibers improve T-cell productionColumbia Engineering researchers have developed a new method for improving T cell manufacture by focusing on the materials involved in this process. Their study uses a polymer mesh to activate the T cells, a critical step for their production. This approach simplifies processing compared to systems in use today. In addition, making the fibers out of a mechanically soft material improved T cell gro
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Presurgical targeted therapy delays relapse of high-risk stage 3 melanomaA pair of targeted therapies given before and after surgery for melanoma produced at least a six-fold increase in time to progression compared to standard-of-care surgery for patients with stage 3 disease, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in Lancet Oncology. Patients who had no sign of disease at surgery after combination treatment did not progress to metasta
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Should all patients be asked about their sexual orientation?In late 2017, NHS England released guidelines recommending that health professionals ask all patients about their sexual orientation in order to improve services for non-heterosexual patients, but should they? Experts debate the issue in The BMJ today.
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Duration of treatment rather than dose more strongly associated with opioid misuse after surgeryPrescribing higher opioid doses for shorter durations may be a more effective way to treat pain after surgery, while minimizing the risk of longer term misuse and addiction, suggest US researchers in The BMJ today.
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Futurity.org
Baby brain response to touch sets stage for empathySafe, new brain imaging techniques provide one of the first looks inside the infant’s brain to show where the sense of touch is processed—not just when a baby feels a touch to the hand or foot, but also when the baby sees an adult’s hand or foot being touched, as well. Although touch is the first of the five senses to develop, scientists know far less about the baby’s brain response to touch than
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Surgeon Left Scalpel in Veteran's Abdomen, Lawsuit ClaimsA veteran in Connecticut is suing a Veterans Affair Hospital, claiming that someone left a scalpel handle inside of his abdomen after surgery, according to news reports.
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These fish eat the scales they ram or pry off othersNew research clarifies how the odd diet of scale-eating fish influences their body evolution and behavior. This small group of fishes—possibly the world’s cleverest carnivorous grazers—feeds on the scales of other fish in the tropics. Their approaches differ: some ram their blunt noses into the sides of other fish to prey upon sloughed-off scales, while others open their jaws to gargantuan widths
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That giant fireball in Michigan last night did not trigger an earthquakeSpace But it was gorgeous. It brightened the cold Michigan night in an instant, a brilliant burst of light that streaked across the sky.
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Big swings continue as bitcoin briefly dips below $10,000The volatility of the digital currency markets was on display again Wednesday, as bitcoin briefly fell below $10,000 before rebounding back above $11,000 in the U.S. afternoon.
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Nintendo Labo: Price, Details, Release DateLabo is a set of cardboard, build-it-yourself accessories for Nintendo's super-popular Switch gaming console.
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Chemistry 'Van Gogh' could help with cancerScientists capture "incredible" images of instructions contained in DNA being read
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Ta-Nehisi Coates on Cornel West’s One-Sided WarIf there’s real beef between the Harvard philosopher Cornel West and The Atlantic ’s Ta-Nehisi Coates, Coates says he doesn’t understand it. West is a vocal critic of Coates and his status as a public intellectual. Coates addressed the controversy at a panel Tuesday hosted by The Atlantic , saying he remains confused why the feud started in the first place, and that he can’t seem to find a huge d
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Et Tu, Kelly?Today in 5 Lines Republicans are hoping to vote on a stopgap proposal to fund the government for another month on Thursday. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly reportedly told lawmakers that the U.S. will never build President Trump’s proposed border wall, and that some of his campaign promises were “uninformed.” During an interview with Reuters, Trump said that Russia is hindering U.S. efforts
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Paris, LondonA partnership between Imperial College London and a major French agency will keep access to European research funding.
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Crunch questionInsects are often portrayed as a sustainable superfood - and many are delicious.
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Uber close to scrapping human backups in self-driving carsUber Travis KalanickUber plans to carry passengers in autonomous vehicles without human backup drivers in about the same time frame as competitors, which expect to be on the road at the latest sometime next year, the service's autonomous vehicle chief said Wednesday.
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Heed old shelter signs? If nuke is REALLY coming, maybe notA generation of Americans knew just what to do in the event of a nuclear attack—or during a major false alarm, like the one over the weekend in Hawaii. Take cover in a building bearing a yellow fallout shelter symbol.
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New Threat to Extremely Endangered Cat: Deadly Dog VirusA critically endangered Amur leopard turned up along the side of a road suffering from canine distemper virus (CDV) — a disease that typically infects domestic dogs.
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Trilobites: A Wet and Warm Spring, Then 200,000 Dead SaigasScientists identified bacteria that caused a mass die-off of the endangered antelopes in Kazakhstan in 2015. But the mechanism that made the bacteria so deadly is not understood.
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Mind: Given Medicine, the Patients Got Better. They Remained in Shackles Anyway.In West Africa, people with psychoses are often chained at prayer camps. Giving them psychiatric drugs lessened their symptoms, but did not shorten their captivity.
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How Precision-Loving Economists Make "Rigor Distortis" ErrorsHere's the psychology that explains why many economists prefer to be narrowly right yet broadly wrong (they suffer from professional "rigor distortis"). Read More
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Startups Race to Create Cancer Screens from DNAEntrepreneurs are selling VCs a vision of cheap, surgery-free cancer screening based on blood tests, even before symptoms appear.
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U.K. Lawmakers Want To Battle Waste With A 'Latte Levy' On Disposable CupsThe British Parliament is considering a 34-cent tax on to-go cups to encourage diners to bring their own reusable containers. The goal is to replicate the success of Britain's tax on plastic bags. (Image credit: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
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Aetna Agrees To Pay $17 Million In HIV Privacy BreachHealth insurer Aetna has reached a settlement with people whose privacy was compromised when their HIV status was visible through the clear address windows on envelopes sent to them. (Image credit: Elana Gordon/WHYY)
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New study validates clotting risk factors in chronic kidney diseaseIn late 2017, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine discovered and published a potential treatment target to prevent chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients from developing thrombosis (blood clots) without causing bleeding complications. They found that boosting a regulatory protein named STUB1 decreased the abundance of tissue factor (TF) and prevented blood vessel blockages in expe
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Default setting in electronic medical records 'nudged' emergency department physicians to limit opioid prescriptions to 10 tabletsFor patients who have never been prescribed opioids, larger numbers of tablets given with the initial prescription is associated with long-term use and more tablets leftover that could be diverted for misuse or abuse. Implementing a default option for a lower quantity of tablets in the electronic medical records (EMR) discharge orders may help combat the issue by 'nudging' physicians to prescribe
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Antibodies show effectiveness for HIV prevention and promise for treatment and cureRecent studies testing multivalent combinations of three broadly neutralizing antibodies, or bnAbs, have yielded promising results in animal models of HIV prevention. Two investigators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill describe the potential of bnAbs to inform HIV prevention, treatment and cure strategies in a recent article in the New Journal of Medicine.
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Patients with blood cancer precursor at risk of developing cancer even after 30 yearsPatients with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance are at risk of progressing to multiple myeloma or a related cancer -- even after 30 years of stability. These are the findings of a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in the Wednesday, Jan. 17, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
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Mammogram rates increase after ACA eliminates co-paymentsA new study finds that screening mammogram rates increased after the Affordable Care Act eliminated out-of-pocket costs.
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Amoebae Give Black Death Bacteria a Safe Place to HideThe simple amoeba — a single-celled organism found in the water and soil — may provide a safe haven for the deadly bacteria that cause the plague, a new study finds.
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When You Lose Weight, Where Does the Fat Go?While the concept of “burning” fat is not altogether wrong, the process of losing fat probably isn't what you imagine. Read More
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Mystery deepens over mass die-off of antelopesA mass die-off of antelopes in Kazakhstan was triggered by environmental factors, scientists believe.
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When Will Astronauts Launch From U.S. Soil Again?In 2010, as the United States prepared to wind down the Space Shuttle program that carried Americans into orbit for three decades, NASA asked some commercial companies to start thinking about what came next. The space agency gave them a combined $50 million to design the transportation technologies of the future. Until then, NASA would pay Russia to send American astronauts to their shared home a
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This Is Not a Sex PanicAziz Ansari #MeTooThe story of Aziz Ansari and “Grace” is playing out as a sort of Rorschach test. One night in the lives of two young people with vintage cameras is crystallizing debate over an entire movement. Depending on how readers were primed to see the ink blot, it can be taken as evidence that the ongoing cultural audit is exactly on track—getting more granular in challenging unhealthy sex-related power dy
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What Cognitive Abilities Did Donald Trump's Mental Assessment Test For?We break down the eight specific brain functions that were evaluated by the President's recent cognitive assessment. Read More
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Researchers Figure Out How Anesthesia WorksPropofol does more than knock a patient out — it blocks neural connections. Read More
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The brain's creativity controlsScientists studying brain scans of people who were asked to come up with inventive uses for everyday objects found a specific pattern of connectivity that correlated with the most creative responses. Researchers were then able to use that pattern to predict how creative other people's responses would be based on their connections in this network.
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Dulling cancer therapy's double-edged swordResearchers have discovered a very promising new pathway to preventing tumor recurrence -- 'resolvins' could be used in complement with chemotherapy, radiation and targeted therapies to stave off the tumor-promoting effects of dead cancer cell debris.
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Aid for oceans and fisheries in developing world drops by 30 percentFinancial aid to fisheries in developing countries has declined by 30 percent, finds a new study from UBC and Stockholm Resilience Centre researchers, published in Marine Policy. Projects focusing on climate issues in fisheries had a 77 percent decline over the five years studied.
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Researchers explore psychological effects of climate changeWildfires, extreme storms and major weather events can seem like a distant threat, but for those whose lives have been directly impacted by these events, the threat hits much closer to home.
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Novel chip-based gene expression tool analyzes RNA quickly and accuratelyA University of Illinois and Mayo collaboration has demonstrated a novel gene expression analysis technique that can accurately measure levels of RNA quickly and directly from a cancerous tissue sample while preserving the spatial information across the tissue —something that conventional methods cannot do. The team's gene expression technique is described in a paper published in the online editio
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Ocean waters prevent release of ancient methaneOcean sediments are a massive storehouse for the potent greenhouse gas methane.
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Ultrathin 2-D metals get their own periodic tableA new atlas of atom-thick metals could help researchers figure out how these 2-D materials might be used.
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U.S. Doctors Plan to Treat Cancer Patients Using CRISPRGene-edited immune cells could help wipe out deadly tumors.
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Researchers find simple key to risk of severe peat firesThe scrawny black spruce trees that push up through the peat bogs of Canada's boreal forest are valuable indicators of fire risk, say researchers who studied a burned-over area just outside Fort McMurray, Alberta, where a devastating wildfire struck in 2016.
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A step toward ridding register receipts of BPAAlthough the U.S and other countries have banned or restricted the use of bisphenol A (BPA) because of environmental and health concerns, it is still used in thermally printed receipts and labels. Now researchers report in a study in the ACS journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research that they have developed potentially safer polymers that could replace BPA for printed papers.
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Prospective birth control pill for men has its origin in an arrow poisonWomen have many options for oral contraceptives that are safe, effective and reversible, but despite decades of research, men have none. Now, scientists report a rat study in ACS' Journal of Medicinal Chemistry that shows they finally have a good lead for a male birth control pill. It's based on ouabain, a plant extract that African warriors and hunters traditionally used as a heart-stopping poiso
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Gorilla Glass debuts in car windshieldsChemically toughened glass already keeps cell phone screens (mostly) crack-free, and now this type of glass is starting to make its mark in the auto industry in car windshields. According to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, Gorilla Glass and similar strong, transparent materials could soon make an appearance in even more co
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MDI Biological Laboratory develops Anecdata citizen science mobile appThe MDI Biological Laboratory is riding the growing wave of interest in citizen science with the development of a new, easily accessible mobile phone app to help community organizations track and analyze crowd-sourced data from citizen volunteers on critical environmental questions.
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Review Of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Paints A Picture Of A More Dangerous Nuclear WorldThe Trump administration appears close to finalizing a review of the nation's nuclear posture. It calls for the U.S. to develop new nuclear systems and capabilities at a time of heightened tensions between America and other world powers.
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Night Became Day In Detroit As Meteor Lit Up SkyA meteor streaked over southeast Michigan Tuesday night, creating a sonic boom so loud it shook houses. After seeing the spectacle in the night sky, thousands of people took to social media to share what they witnessed.
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Brain protein changes could explain how concussions affect patientsTraumatic brain injuries, whether suffered from a blow on the football field or the battle field, can be devastating, leading to disability and shortened lives. However, little is known about how different levels of injury and time affect the brain, hindering efforts to develop effective treatments. Scientists now report results from rodent studies in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research showing that
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How your brain remembers what you had for dinner last nightConfirming earlier computational models, researchers at University of California San Diego and UC San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Arizona and Louisiana, report that episodic memories are encoded in the hippocampus of the human brain by distinct, sparse sets of neurons.
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A step toward ridding register receipts of BPAAlthough the US and other countries have banned or restricted the use of bisphenol A (BPA) because of environmental and health concerns, it is still used in thermally printed receipts and labels. Now researchers report in a study in the ACS journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research that they have developed potentially safer polymers that could replace BPA for printed papers.
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Chameleons' Secret Glow Comes from Their BonesPreviously unknown glow-in-the-dark patterns in chameleons have a bony origin.
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Here's where your new car lands on the self-driving scaleTechnology Most modern rides rank around level 2 of 5 when it comes to automation. Our cars are getting better and better at helping us drive, but it's a long road ahead until they can truly drive themselves.
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Prospective birth control pill for men has its origin in an arrow poisonWomen have many options for oral contraceptives that are safe, effective and reversible, but despite decades of research, men have none. Now, scientists report a rat study in ACS' Journal of Medicinal Chemistry that shows they finally have a good lead for a male birth control pill. It's based on ouabain, a plant extract that African warriors and hunters traditionally used as a heart-stopping poiso
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Researchers explore psychological effects of climate changeWhile some people have little anxiety about the Earth's changing climate, others are experiencing high levels of stress, and even depression, based on their perception of the threat of global climate change, researchers found. Psychological responses to climate change seem to vary based on what type of concern people show for the environment, with those highly concerned about the planet's animals
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Fort McMurray researchers find simple key to risk of severe peat firesThe scrawny black spruce trees that push up through the peat bogs of Canada's boreal forest are valuable indicators of fire risk, say researchers who studied a burned-over area just outside Fort McMurray, Alberta, where a devastating wildfire struck in 2016.
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Novel chip-based gene expression tool analyzes RNA quickly and accuratelyA University of Illinois and Mayo collaboration has demonstrated a novel gene expression analysis technique that can accurately measure levels of RNA quickly and directly from a cancerous tissue sample while preserving the spatial information across the tissue -- something that conventional methods cannot do.
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Why we keep difficult people in our livesChances are someone in your life causes a lot of tension and stress. Difficult relationships are common and hard to evade. New research suggests that difficult people are likely to be found in contexts where people have less freedom to pick and choose their associates. Often it's family and co-workers - people you're stuck with, either because you need them or because you can't ignore them -- maki
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Self-healing fungi concrete could provide sustainable solution to crumbling infrastructureA new self-healing fungi concrete could help repair cracks in aging concrete permanently, and help save America's crumbling infrastructure.
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Novel candidate for antidepressant treatmentA recent article explores how a protein named CK2 could play a key role in the formulation of new antidepressants that work more efficiently and faster for more people.
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Scientists on the road to discovering impact of urban road dustIn an attempt to better understand the urban environment and its components, scientists have discovered that sunlight causes chemical reactions in the dust found on Edmonton roads.
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Reimbursing ranchers for livestock killed by predators supports conservation effortsAlberta's predator compensation program offsets costs of conserving wildlife habitat on private lands in the province.
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Exposure to water that is both salty and fresh is key to future successAccording to Charles Darwin the ability to adapt to new conditions is essential for survival of species. The capacity to cope with altered conditions is becoming increasingly important in the face of climate change. New evidence on salt water tolerance in spawning migrating pike from the Baltic Sea suggests that not being adapted to specific local environments may promote persistence in an uncerta
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Nearly imperceptible fluctuations in movement correspond to autism diagnosesA new study led by researchers at Indiana University and Rutgers University provides the strongest evidence yet that nearly imperceptible changes in how people move can be used to diagnose neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism.
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Aid for oceans and fisheries in developing world drops by 30 percentFinancial aid to fisheries in developing countries has declined by 30 percent, finds a new study from UBC and Stockholm Resilience Centre researchers, published in Marine Policy. Projects focusing on climate issues in fisheries had a 77 percent decline over the five years studied.
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Release of ancient methane due to changing climate kept in check by ocean watersOcean sediments are a massive storehouse for the potent greenhouse gas methane. But methane only acts as a greenhouse gas if and when it reaches the atmosphere. Environmental scientists at the University of Rochester and their collaborators recently set out to discover whether or not this ancient-sourced methane, which is released due to warming ocean waters, survives the journey from the seafloor
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CCNY study explores a novel candidate for antidepressant treatmentA recent paper published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry explores how a protein named CK2 could play a key role in the formulation of new antidepressants that work more efficiently and faster for more people.
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Self-healing fungi concrete could provide sustainable solution to crumbling infrastructureA new self-healing fungi concrete, co-developed by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York, could help repair cracks in aging concrete permanently, and help save America's crumbling infrastructure.
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Fra rumstation til månebase: 3 fremtidsscenarier for ISSDen internationale rumstation skal snart skiftes ud - men med hvad? Her er tre bud fra førende danske eksperter.
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Exposing hypocrisy can effectively reduce collective blame of Muslims for individual violent actsWhite Americans were less likely to blame all Muslims for acts of terror committed by a Muslim when they were first asked to think about how much they were responsible for terrorist acts committed by other Whites. By highlighting the hypocrisy in a non-threatening way, the participants' prejudice toward Muslims declined, even a month after the intervention.
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Cutting the cord is easier said than doneChances are someone in your life causes a lot of tension and stress. Difficult relationships are common and hard to evade. New research suggests that difficult people are likely to be found in contexts where people have less freedom to pick and choose their associates. Often it's family and co-workers - people you're stuck with, either because you need them or because you can't ignore them -- maki
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Apple to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000 in $350B pledgeApple US TaxApple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the country's new tax law.
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Verizon pushes further into sports streaming with NBA dealYahoo users will be able to stream eight basketball games for free under a new deal with the NBA.
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Exposing hypocrisy can effectively reduce collective blame of Muslims for individual violent actsFollowing the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015, Emile Bruneau noticed a pattern: howls from the far right condemning all Muslims for the attack, followed by passionate counterarguments defending the vast majority of Muslims who are blameless. The tactics were all over the map: heartstring-tugging stories of Muslim refugees overcoming adversity, logical statistics detailing the miniscule
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Trash-Blasting Lasers Could Help Clean Up Space Junk, China SaysLasers: the ultimate cleaning solution.
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New research could significantly accelerate drug discoveryMany drugs work by inhibiting protein enzymes associated with a particular disease. Unfortunately, the same drugs can inhibit protein enzymes unrelated to the disease, resulting in harmful side effects. A team of computational biologist has developed a way to identify the features that distinguish one enzyme from similar enzymes. This research has the potential to significantly accelerate drug dis
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Better evidence needed on appropriate screen time for kidsMuch of the evidence for the negative effects of screen use in children and teenagers is not based on robust enough science.
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New way to target the growth of breast cancer cellsResearchers have found a new way of halting the growth of breast cancer cells. The researchers explored a new way to starve cancer cells from their molecular energy source. They hope that their discoveries can be further developed into a new way of treating breast cancer, and possibly other types of cancer.
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Former elite athletes live longer than their brothersOn average, former elite athletes survive longer than their brothers. In addition, their self-rated health and health-related habits are better in comparison to their brothers at an older age. The study included in total 900 former elite athletes and their brothers.
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Reimbursing ranchers for livestock killed by predators supports conservation effortsAlberta's predator compensation program offsets costs of conserving wildlife habitat on private lands in the province.
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Scientists on the road to discovering impact of urban road dustIn an attempt to better understand the urban environment and its components, scientists have discovered that sunlight causes chemical reactions in the dust found on Edmonton roads.
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Treatment Offers Hope for Imprisoned California SiblingsCases of children isolated and abused by parents are rare but not unheard-of, say experts. Many recover.
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Republicans Scramble for Unity Ahead of a Government ShutdownUpdated on January 18 at 10:29 a.m. ET If ever there was a moment when House Republicans could use some much-needed party unity, this is it. The federal government is on the brink of shutting down Friday at midnight, and the GOP wants, first, to keep it open, and second, to blame Democrats if it can’t. But both of those goals depend on Speaker Paul Ryan wrangling 216 of his 238 members to vote fo
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Small but fast: A miniaturized origami-inspired robot combines micrometer precision with high speedThe milliDelta robot integrates a new microfabrication technique with high-performance composite materials that can incorporate flexural joints and bending actuators, the milliDelta can operate with high speed, force, and micrometer precision, which make it compatible with a range of micromanipulation tasks in manufacturing and medicine.
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Nearly imperceptible fluctuations in movement correspond to autism diagnosesA new study provides the strongest evidence yet that nearly imperceptible changes in how people move can be used to diagnose neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism.
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Uncovering decades of questionable investmentsOne of the key principles in asset pricing—how we value everything from stocks and bonds to real estate—is that investments with high risk should, on average, have high returns.
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NASA IMERG reveals rainfall rates of Tropical Cyclone BerguittaNASA El Niño WarmingHeavy rain surrounded Tropical Cyclone Berguitta as it continued to move toward the island of Mauritius in the Southern Indian Ocean. NASA calculated the rate in which rain was falling within the hurricane-strength storm in the Southern Indian Ocean.
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NASA IMERG reveals rainfall rates of Tropical Cyclone BerguittaHeavy rain surrounded Tropical Cyclone Berguitta as it continued to move toward the island of Mauritius in the Southern Indian Ocean. NASA calculated the rate in which rain was falling within the hurricane-strength storm in the Southern Indian Ocean.
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Uncovering decades of questionable investmentsResearchers used the Wrangler supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to uncover the root cause of the 'beta anomaly' -- a discrepancy between the expected return on high-risk assets and their actual return. The team found that investors who are attracted to the lottery-like characteristics of these stocks push their prices higher than theory would predict, thereby lowering their futu
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Strange Weather Triggered Bacteria That Killed 200,000 Endangered AntelopeOver a three-week span in 2015, more than 200,000 saiga antelope suddenly died in Kazakhstan. The animals would be grazing normally, then dead in three hours. A new study points to heat and humidity. (Image credit: Courtesy of the Joint saiga health monitoring team in Kazakhstan (Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity, Kazakhstan, Biosafety Institute, Gvardeskiy RK, Royal Veterinary Col
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How to Save the African National CongressSouth Africa is desperate for change. On December 18, the African National Congress party elected businessman Cyril Ramaphosa as its president. Ramaphosa, who had served as deputy president since 2012, won the position on a good governance and anti-corruption platform. His victory seemed, at least in part, a rebuke to the scandal-plagued incumbent Jacob Zuma, who has led the country for the past
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New “Rotational” 3-D Printing Gives Objects Impressive Strength
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Apple says will pay $38 bn in taxes on repatriated profitsApple announced Wednesday it would pay about $38 billion in taxes—likely the largest payment of its kind—on profits repatriated from overseas as it boosts investments in the United States.
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Lightning, meet snowstorm: The makings of thundersnowEnvironment Nobody expects to see lightning while a blizzard is raging Thundersnow struck again during the bomb cyclone…
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How massive can neutron stars be?Since their discovery in the 1960s, scientists have sought to answer an important question: How massive can neutron stars actually become? By contrast to black holes, these stars cannot gain in mass arbitrarily; past a certain limit there is no physical force in nature that can counter their enormous gravitational force. For the first time, astrophysicists at Goethe University Frankfurt have succe
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Study: Patients benefit from one-on-one PT education before joint replacementHospital for Special Surgery study finds that patients who had an education session with a physical therapist and access to a web-based microsite prior to joint replacement achieved physical therapy goals more quickly compared to those who did not have the session or access to the site.
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Reimbursing ranchers for livestock killed by predators supports conservation effortsAlberta's predator compensation program offsets costs of conserving wildlife habitat on private lands in the province.'Our research shows that private ranchlands provide important habitats for carnivorous wildlife, including wolves, cougars, bears and eagles,' explained Mark Boyce, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Alberta Conservation Association Chair in Fisheries and Wi
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Modulating moleculesBetween sights, sounds, smells and other senses, the brain is flooded with stimuli on a moment-to-moment basis. How can it sort through the flood of information to decide what is important and what can be relegated to the background? Though popularly known as the 'love hormone,' a team of Harvard researchers found evidence that oxytocin actually plays a crucial role in helping the brain process a
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Scientists on the road to discovering impact of urban road dustIn an attempt to better understand the urban environment and its components, scientists have discovered that sunlight causes chemical reactions in the dust found on Edmonton roads.'We found that when you shine light on road dust, it produces a reactive form of oxygen called singlet oxygen,' said environmental chemist Sarah Styler. 'It acts as an oxidant in the environment and can cause or influenc
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Low fitness is associated with larger waist size and higher degree of inflammationLow fitness is associated with a larger waist size and a higher degree of inflammation, according to a new study.
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New report calls into question effectiveness of pregnancy anti-nausea drugPreviously unpublished information from the clinical trial that the US Food and Drug Administration relied on to approve the most commonly prescribed medicine for nausea in pregnancy indicates the drug is not effective, a new report says.
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Rumstationen: 20 år, slidt og færdig?Den aldrende internationale rumstation ISS udløber snart. Vi har spurgt fire eksperter om, hvad der så skal ske.
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Scale-eating fish adopt clever parasitic methods to surviveThink of them as extra-large parasites. A small group of fishes—possibly the world's cleverest carnivorous grazers—feeds on the scales of other fish in the tropics. The different species' approach differs: some ram their blunt noses into the sides of other fish to prey upon sloughed-off scales, while others open their jaws to gargantuan widths to pry scales off with their teeth.
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New details emerge on temperature, mobility of earth's lower crust in Rocky MountainsEverything on the surface of the Earth rests on massive tectonic plates that resemble a jelly sandwich, with two rigid pieces—the upper crust and the upper mantle—enclosing a gooey middle layer of very hot rocks, which is the lower crust. The plates move ever so slowly around the globe over a deeper hot layer called the asthenosphere.
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A Popular Crime-Predicting Algorithms Performed Worse Than Mechanical Turks in One StudyWhen researchers put a popular criminal justice algorithm up against a bunch of Mechanical Turks, they came out about even.
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DIPG tumor patterns offer new insight on survivalA small subset of patients with tumors that bear mutations in a gene in the basic packaging of DNA (known as histone mutations) may have better outcomes than others, suggests new research.
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Scale-eating fish adopt clever parasitic methods to surviveA small group of fishes -- possibly the world's cleverest carnivorous grazers -- feeds on the scales of other fish in the tropics. Biologists are trying to understand these scale-feeding fish and how this odd diet influences their body evolution and behavior.
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New details emerge on temperature, mobility of earth's lower crust in Rocky MountainsA research team has mapped the temperature and viscosity of earth's lower crust for the first time.
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Himawari-8 data assimilated simulation enables 10-minute updates of rain and flood predictionsUsing the power of Japan's K computer, scientists have shown that incorporating satellite data at frequent intervals -- 10 minutes in the case of this study -- into weather prediction models can significantly improve the rainfall predictions of the models and allow more precise predictions of the rapid development of a typhoon.
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Minority trainees are up, but not minority facultyDespite increasing numbers of underrepresented minority (URM) trainees in the biomedical sciences, there is a persistent shortage of URM faculty who are involved in basic biomedical research at medical schools. Investigators examined the entire training pathway of potential faculty candidates to identify points of greatest loss of URM trainees. Two key points of loss: during undergraduate educatio
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Mantis shrimp size each other up before ceding a fightTo a mantis shrimp, walking away from a fight doesn't mean being a wimp. It means recognizing who they're up against and knowing when to bail rather than drag out a doomed battle, researchers say. Mantis shrimp use sparring matches to decide when to fight and when to fold.
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Bill and Melinda Gates Agree to Pay Off Nigeria’s $76 Million Polio DebtNigeria, which accounted for more than half of all polio cases in 2012, reported zero new cases of the infectious disease in 2017. Read More
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Commercial software no more accurate than untrained people in predicting recidivismA new study suggests that a commercial software widely used to predict which criminals will commit crimes again is no more accurate than untrained people, at foreseeing recidivism. Previous research has suggested that the criminal risk assessment tool, Correctional Offender Management Profiling for Alternative Sanctions, or COMPAS, which incorporates
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Small but fast: A miniaturized origami-inspired robot combines micrometer precision with high speedReported in Science Robotics, a new design, the milliDelta robot, developed by Robert Wood's team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) integrates their microfabrication technique with high-performance composite materials that can incorporate flexural joints and bending actuators, the milliDelta can o
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Researchers develop swallowable test to detect pre-cancerous Barrett's esophagusInvestigators at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center have developed a simple, swallowable test for early detection of Barrett's esophagus that offers promise for preventing deaths from esophageal adenocarcinoma.
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How living systems compute solutions to problemsNo individual fish or bee or neuron has enough information by itself to solve a complex problem, but together they can accomplish amazing things. In research published in Science Advances, researchers address how this is possible through a study of the emergence of social structure in primate social groups.
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Court software may be no more accurate than web survey takers in predicting criminal riskNew study challenges thinking that algorithms outperform humans when making important criminal justice decisions.
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Mass. General study reveals how MRSA infection compromises lymphatic functionMassachusetts General Hospital investigators find that MRSA infection impairs the ability of lymphatic vessels to pump lymphatic fluid to lymph nodes in mouse models, which may contribute to the frequent recurrences of MRSA infection experienced by patients.
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Double stranded RNA treatment can reduce fertility of adult house fly pestsDouble stranded RNA (dsRNA) can effectively reduce house fly fertility, and shows promise as a pest control method, according to a study published Jan. 17, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Neil Sanscrainte from the USDA/ARS Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology, US, and colleagues.
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Low fitness is associated with larger waist size and higher degree of inflammationLow fitness is associated with a larger waist size and a higher degree of inflammation, according to a study published Jan. 17, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Anne-Sophie Wedell-Neergaard from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues.
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New report calls into question effectiveness of pregnancy anti-nausea drugPreviously unpublished information from the clinical trial that the US Food and Drug Administration relied on to approve the most commonly prescribed medicine for nausea in pregnancy indicates the drug is not effective, a new report says.
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Vidste du.. at astronauter går med voksenble?Voksenble, køleundertøj og håndledsspejl er nødvendige redskaber, når astronauter tager på rumvandring. Se her hvordan den amerikanske rumdragt faktisk virker.
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Breathing in a nanoparticle spray could prevent heart damageAn inhalable drug is designed to move straight from the lungs to the heart, where it is hoped it will prevent the organ from deteriorating after heart attacks
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A Pair of Fiery FestivalsIn the past couple of days, festivals were held in two villages separated by language, culture, religion, and great distance, but both centered on the use of fire as a method of purification and blessing—and both were carried out with a liberal partaking in alcohol. In San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, on the eve of Saint Anthony's Day—to honor Spain's patron saint of animals—people ride horses th
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Why Did Two-Thirds of These Weird Antelope Suddenly Drop Dead?It took just three weeks for two-thirds of all the world’s saiga to die. It took much longer to work out why. The saiga is an endearing antelope, whose bulbous nose gives it the comedic air of a Dr. Seuss character. It typically wanders over large tracts of Central Asian grassland, but every spring, tens of thousands of them gather in the same place to give birth. These calving aggregations shoul
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A Popular Algorithm Is No Better at Predicting Crimes Than Random PeopleIn February 2013, Eric Loomis was found driving a car that had been used in a shooting. He was arrested, and pleaded guilty to eluding an officer. In determining his sentence, a judge looked not just to his criminal record, but also to a score assigned by a tool called COMPAS. Developed by a private company called Equivant (formerly Northpointe), COMPAS—or the Correctional Offender Management Pro
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Black Holes: Where Reality Beats FictionWe know that at the heart of pretty much every galaxy, there is a giant black hole. There is a lot that we know about black holes — and a lot that we don't know, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser. (Image credit: L. Calçada/ESO)
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Scientists zoom in to watch DNA code being readScientists have unveiled incredible images of how the DNA code is read and interpreted -- revealing new detail about one of the fundamental processes of life.
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Semiconductor breakthrough may be game-changer for organic solar cellsIn an advance that could push cheap, ubiquitous solar power closer to reality, researchers have found a way to coax electrons to travel much further than was previously thought possible in the materials often used for organic solar cells and other organic semiconductors.
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Future climate change revealed by current climate variationsUncertainty surrounding the extent of future climate change could be dramatically reduced by studying year-on-year global temperature fluctuations, new research has shown.
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Coping with climate stress in AntarcticaSome Antarctic fish living in the planet's coldest waters are able to cope with the stress of rising carbon dioxide levels the ocean. They can even tolerate slightly warmer waters. But they can't deal with both climate change stressors at the same time, according to a new study.
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Recording a thought's fleeting trip through the brainRecording brain activity via electrodes placed directly on the cortical surface (ECoG) provides much clearer views of thinking activity and how the prefrontal cortex coordinates the brain's response to a perception. With the help of 16 epilepsy patients, neuroscientists tracked the brain's activity as it detects, interprets, settles on a response and activates motor areas to respond. The brain pre
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Prebiotics in infant formula could improve learning and memory and alter brain chemistryAmong other benefits, breast milk contains natural sources of prebiotics: small, indigestible fiber molecules that promote the growth of good bacteria in the baby's gut. Yet for many families, breastfeeding is difficult or impossible. Fortunately, modern infant formulas are getting closer to the real thing with the help of University of Illinois researchers.
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Fresh approach to TB vaccine offers better protectionA unique platform that resulted in a promising HIV vaccine has also led to a new, highly effective vaccine against tuberculosis that is moving toward testing in humans. The new vaccine completely protected 41 percent and reduced overall TB disease by 68 percent in vaccinated rhesus macaques, according to a new study.
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Software 'no more accurate than untrained humans' at judging reoffending riskProgram used to assess more than a million US defendants may not be accurate enough for potentially life-changing decisions, say experts The credibility of a computer program used for bail and sentencing decisions has been called into question after it was found to be no more accurate at predicting the risk of reoffending than people with no criminal justice experience provided with only the defe
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Global Warming Predictions May Now Be a Lot Less UncertainResearchers claim they’ve reduced the uncertainty in a key metric of climate change by 60 percent. That could have implications for how humanity arrives at climate goals like it did in Paris.
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Fireball Over Michigan: Did Meteor Really Cause an Earthquake?The earthshaking rumblings felt in Michigan last night weren't an earthquake, but rather vibrations from a booming noise caused by a meteor whizzing overhead, according to the National Earthquake Information Center.
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Double stranded RNA treatment can reduce fertility of adult house fly pestsDouble stranded RNA (dsRNA) can effectively reduce house fly fertility, and shows promise as a pest control method, according to a study published January 17, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Neil Sanscrainte from the USDA/ARS Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology, US, and colleagues.
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How living systems compute solutions to problemsHow do decisions get made in the natural world? One possibility is that the individuals or components in biological systems collectively compute solutions to challenges they face in their environments. Consider that fish navigate complex environments to find food and escape predators. Some fish do this by moving together as a unit, sometimes forming incredibly organized schools. The members of a b
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Court software may be no more accurate than web survey takers in predicting criminal riskA widely-used computer software tool may be no more accurate or fair at predicting repeat criminal behavior than people with no criminal justice experience, according to a Dartmouth College study.
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New details emerge on temperature, mobility of Earth's lower crust in Rocky MountainsA research team led by Colorado State University has mapped the temperature and viscosity of Earth's lower crust for the first time.
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The Rise and Fall of Steve Bannon and Nigel FarageSteve Bannon and Nigel Farage are both populist figureheads known for championing their own brands of nationalism that had historic implications for their countries in 2016—in the U.S., the election of Donald Trump; in the U.K., the historic decision to leave the European Union. But two years later, these men, who rose from relative political obscurity to the center of power, appear to be falling
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Scale-eating fish adopt clever parasitic methods to surviveA small group of fishes -- possibly the world's cleverest carnivorous grazers -- feeds on the scales of other fish in the tropics. A team led by biologists at the University of Washington is trying to understand these scale-feeding fish and how this odd diet influences their body evolution and behavior.
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Titan topographic map unearths cookie-cutter holes in moon's surfaceUsing the now-complete Cassini data set, Cornell University astronomers have created a new global topographic map of Saturn's moon Titan that has opened new windows into understanding its liquid flows and terrain. Two papers, recently published in Geophysical Review Letters, describe the map and discoveries arising from it.
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Children's awarded $2.6M to study stem cells for CHD-related neurological complicationsThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded researchers at Children's National Health System $2.6 million to expand their studies into whether human stem cells could someday treat and even reverse neurological damage in infants born with congenital heart disease (CHD).
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The mystery of vanishing honeybees is still not definitively solvedThe case has never been fully closed for colony collapse disorder, and now bees face bigger problems.
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Key driver of atopic dermatitis discoveredSevere eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that is driven by an allergic reaction. In a new study, researchers reveal an important player that promotes skin inflammation in atopic dermatitis and the characteristic thickening of the skin.
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Gaining or losing weight alters molecular profile in humansThe human body undergoes dramatic changes during even short periods of weight gain and loss, according to a new study.
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Modular gene enhancer promotes leukemia and regulates effectiveness of chemotherapyEvery day, billions of new blood cells are generated in the bone marrow. The gene Myc is known to play an important role in this process, and is also known to play a role in cancer. Scientists have now found that just how big a role Myc plays is determined by a distant section of DNA that contains a cluster of gene enhancers.
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Midbrain 'start neurons' control whether we walk or runStrolling around or running to catch the train similarly requires us to move. However, the neuronal mechanisms in the brain that allow us to initiate and control these movements are different, a new study reveals. 'Start neurons' in the midbrain are essential to take the first step to initiate locomotion and control the speed, mice models show.
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Secrets of longevity protein revealed in new studyNamed after the Greek goddess who spun the thread of life, Klotho proteins play an important role in the regulation of longevity and metabolism. In a recent study, researchers revealed the three-dimensional structure of one of these proteins, beta-Klotho, illuminating its intricate mechanism and therapeutic potential.
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Chemical evolution: Progenitors of the living worldRNA was probably the first informational molecule. Now chemists have demonstrated that alternation of wet and dry conditions could have sufficed to drive the prebiotic synthesis of the RNA nucleosides found in all domains of life.
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Scientists develop a new material for manipulating moleculesScientists have created a new porous single-crystal material which could have numerous applications in nanotechnology and catalysis.
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New research to help reduce number of algae blooms that form annuallyA new study shows that sampling headwaters where streams form can identify which landscapes are resilient enough to handle the rigors of farming and which are vulnerable to leaching toxic residue into waterways.
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Group pinpoints riches hidden in Europe's mountains of wasteResearchers have completed the first survey of valuable materials they say are waiting to be mined from Europe's vast landfills and scrapyards.
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Real Life or Black Mirror?Technological progress, like authoritarian regimes, is insidious. Nothing big changes all at once; instead, a steady stream of smaller, less threatening changes occur over time. These alterations don’t sound alarm bells precisely because they blend into the fabric of our everyday lives. It is only when viewed en masse, through the prism of history, that it all appears to have been leading to an u
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The Larger Lessons of Mark Wahlberg's Inflated SalaryWhen All the Money in the World was fast-tracked into reshoots to replace scenes featuring Kevin Spacey (who has been accused of sexual assault), Michelle Williams saw it as a powerful sign that Hollywood was changing. At the director Ridley Scott’s insistence, the studio was spending upwards of $10 million to recast Spacey with Christopher Plummer in the role of the oil tycoon J. Paul Getty. As
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EPO Revokes Broads CRISPR PatentShortly after ruling out the earliest priority dates on a foundational patent for CRISPR gene-editing technology, the European Patent Office rescinded the patent entirely-and more are likely to follow.
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DIPG tumor patterns offer new insight on survivalA small subset of patients with tumors that bear mutations in a gene in the basic packaging of DNA (known as histone mutations) may have better outcomes than others, suggests new research from Michigan Medicine's Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Initiative.
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Modular gene enhancer promotes leukemia and regulates effectiveness of chemotherapyEvery day, billions of new blood cells are generated in the bone marrow. The gene Myc is known to play an important role in this process, and is also known to play a role in cancer. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the HI-STEM have now found that just how big a role Myc plays is determined by a distant section of DNA that contains a cluster of gene enhancers.
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Future climate change revealed by current climate variationsUncertainty surrounding the extent of future climate change could be dramatically reduced by studying year-on-year global temperature fluctuations, new research has shown.
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Researchers discover structure of anti-aging hormoneA new study reveals the structure of a key protein, and how it helps to transmit a hormonal signal that slows aging.
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Semiconductor breakthrough may be game-changer for organic solar cellsIn an advance that could push cheap, ubiquitous solar power closer to reality, University of Michigan researchers have found a way to coax electrons to travel much further than was previously thought possible in the materials often used for organic solar cells and other organic semiconductors.
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Secrets of longevity protein revealed in new studyNamed after the Greek goddess who spun the thread of life, Klotho proteins play an important role in the regulation of longevity and metabolism. In a recent Yale-led study, researchers revealed the three-dimensional structure of one of these proteins, beta-Klotho, illuminating its intricate mechanism and therapeutic potential.
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Scientists zoom in to watch DNA code being readScientists have unveiled incredible images of how the DNA code is read and interpreted -- revealing new detail about one of the fundamental processes of life.
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Midbrain 'start neurons' control whether we walk or runStrolling around or running to catch the train similarly requires us to move. However, the neuronal mechanisms in the brain that allow us to initiate and control these movements are different, a new study in the Journal Nature from University of Copenhagen and Karolinska Institutet reveals. 'Start neurons' in the midbrain are essential to take the first step to initiate locomotion and control the
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China, Europe jointly test technology for storm satelliteChina and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyze storms.
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Humans will review video from most popular YouTube creatorsGoogle says humans will now review video from its most popular YouTube creators after recent complaints.
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'Massive' infrastructure spending needed in Africa, says reportEconomic growth in Africa picked up steam last year and is set to accelerate strongly in 2018, but "massive investments" are needed in infrastructure, the African Development Bank (ADB) said Wednesday.
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Rolls-Royce deepens restructuring, may sell marine unitRolls-Royce, the British maker of engines, announced further restructuring Wednesday that could result in the sale of its commercial marine business.
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Apple facing slew of Russian lawsuits over slow iPhonesSeven lawsuits have been launched in Russia and "hundreds" dozens more are in the pipeline against US tech giant Apple which has already admitted to slowing the performance of older iPhone models, a lawyer for some of the plaintiffs said Wednesday.
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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube pressed over terror contentTerrorists and hate groups continue to get their propaganda onto social media platforms despite efforts by Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to shut them down, a US Senate panel heard Wednesday.
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How ‘stem cell’ clinics became a Wild West for dodgy treatmentsAustralian Drone New South WalesHundreds of clinics offering unregulated stem cell therapies have sprung up across the US and Australia thanks to lax oversight
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Algorithms that change lives should be trialled like new drugsAn algorithm used by US courts to predict reoffenders turns out to be no more accurate than random people on the internet. Why wasn’t it properly tested before now?
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Swollen eye is setback for blindness treatment using stem cellsA man in a flagship stem cell trial for age-related macular degeneration has swelling in his eye, but the cause is probably surgery – not stem cells
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California sea lion population rebounded to new highsCalifornia sea lions have fully rebounded under the protection of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), with their population on the West Coast reaching carrying capacity in 2008 before unusually warm ocean conditions reduced their numbers, according to the first comprehensive population assessment of the species.
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New research could significantly accelerate drug discoveryMany drugs work by inhibiting protein enzymes associated with a particular disease. Unfortunately, the same drugs can inhibit protein enzymes unrelated to the disease, resulting in harmful side effects. One potential solution is to better identify structural features that determine a protein enzyme's function.
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What Do Trump's Cognitive Test Results Show?President Donald Trump aced a cognitive test designed to detect early signs of dementia, White House physician and Navy Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson told reporters yesterday (Jan. 16).
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The Weird Tale of a Larger-Than-Life Wolf That Outran the Law, AlmostAt the dawn of the 20th century, a lone — and furry — figure cut a criminal swath across South Dakota's Badlands.
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Trilobites: Being Antisocial Leads to a Longer Life. For Marmots.Unlike most mammals, yellow-bellied marmots with more active social lives died younger than those that kept to themselves, scientists found after tracking them for 13 years.
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Fireball Cuts Through the Sky Over Michigan as Meteor FallsNASA Michigan MeteorVideos showed a bright flash of light, followed by a pop almost like a light bulb burning out.
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To maximize sugarcane harvesting, use the right bladeYou wouldn't use the same knife to cut through a thick steak as you would to slice an angel food cake, right? Although that may be a ridiculous comparison, the same principle holds true when harvesting various crops. One blade doesn't slice all. Researchers at the University of Illinois tested four blades to find the one that most efficiently cuts sugarcane.
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Ultra-thin memory storage device paves way for more powerful computingEngineers worldwide have been developing alternative ways to provide greater memory storage capacity on even smaller computer chips. Previous research into two-dimensional atomic sheets for memory storage has failed to uncover their potential—until now.
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Researchers discover structure of anti-aging hormoneA new study reveals the molecular structure of a protein called alpha(α)Klotho, and how it helps to transmit a hormonal signal that slows aging.
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Future climate change revealed by current climate variationsUncertainty surrounding the extent of future climate change could be dramatically reduced by studying year-on-year global temperature fluctuations, new research has shown.
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Semiconductor breakthrough may be game-changer for organic solar cellsIn an advance that could push cheap, ubiquitous solar power closer to reality, University of Michigan researchers have found a way to coax electrons to travel much further than was previously thought possible in the materials often used for organic solar cells and other organic semiconductors.
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Study finds minority trainees are up, but not minority facultyDespite increasing numbers of underrepresented minority (URM) trainees in the biomedical sciences, there is a persistent shortage of URM faculty who are involved in basic biomedical research at medical schools.
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How to Stop Sex Changes in Turtles on the Great Barrier ReefClimate change led to more female eggs, so scientists are trying to ensure males are made in the shade -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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ICEYE's 'suitcase space radar' returns first imageFinnish start-up ICEYE releases a "first light" picture from its novel radar satellite.
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At the Detroit Auto Show, the Autonomous Car Dream Is Still a Way Off
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New research to help reduce number of algae blooms that form annuallyThe massive algal blooms caused by excess fertilizer from farms and cities running off into water supplies are having severe human health and economic consequences.
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Artificial Lighting Is Hurting Ecosystems, and Tech Tweaks Can Fix It
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Congress Produces Drama While Mueller Produces ResultsOn Tuesday, Steve Bannon spent hours behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee. It was rough. The former White House chief strategist stonewalled lawmakers, they said, even after members from both parties issued a subpoena. Then, on Wednesday, CNN reported that Bannon has struck a deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team for an interview. The disparate results obtained from
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The Koreas' Olympic Unity Could Be FleetingIt looked like a breakthrough, and in a way it was. North and South Korea announced Wednesday they would not only march together under one flag at next month’s Winter Olympics in South Korea’s PyeongChang, but also, for the first time at the games, field a joint women’s ice-hockey team. This announcement came after a year of high anxiety on the Korean peninsula, as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
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Scientists develop a new material for manipulating moleculesA scientist at the University of Córdoba, working with an international research team, has created a new porous single-crystal material which could have numerous applications in nanotechnology and catalysis.
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Chemical evolution: Progenitors of the living worldRNA was probably the first informational molecule. Now chemists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have demonstrated that alternation of wet and dry conditions could have sufficed to drive the prebiotic synthesis of the RNA nucleosides found in all domains of life.
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California sea lion population rebounded to new highsCalifornia sea lions have fully rebounded under the protection of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, with their population on the West Coast reaching carrying capacity in 2008 before unusually warm ocean conditions reduced their numbers, according to the first comprehensive population assessment of the species.
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Patient-derived organoids may help personalize the treatment of gastrointestinal cancersA new review highlights the potential of 3-D organoid models derived from patient cells to help personalize therapy for individuals with gastrointestinal cancers.
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Ultra-thin memory storage device paves way for more powerful computingA team of electrical engineers has developed the thinnest memory storage device with dense memory capacity, paving the way for faster, smaller and smarter computer chips for everything from consumer electronics to big data to brain-inspired computing.
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Women who have gestational diabetes in pregnancy are at higher risk of future health issuesWomen who have gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) during pregnancy have a higher than usual risk of developing type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and ischemic heart disease in the future, according to new research.
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How Gaining and Losing Weight Affects the BodyMillions of measurements from 23 people who consumed extra calories every day for a month reveal changes in proteins, metabolites, and gut microbiota that accompany shifts in body mass.
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New research to help reduce number of algae blooms that form annuallyThe study shows that sampling headwaters where streams form can identify which landscapes are resilient enough to handle the rigors of farming and which are vulnerable to leaching toxic residue into waterways.
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Timothy Ray Brown, cured of HIV, rallies public to support research fundingIn the 10th anniversary year since a bone marrow stem cell transplant cured Timothy Ray Brown of his HIV infection, despite disappointment over decreasing public desire to find a cure for HIV, Timothy Ray Brown remains optimistic that the scientific and medical communities can and will achieve this if properly funded.
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Weight flux alters molecular profile, Stanford-led study findsThe human body undergoes dramatic changes during even short periods of weight gain and loss, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
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U.K. Appoints a Minister for LonelinessPrime Minister Theresa May said an under secretary would work across government departments to tackle the issue.
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Accelerating progress to reduce alcohol-impaired driving fatalitiesDespite progress in recent decades, more than 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities occur each year in the US. To address this persistent problem, stakeholders -- from transportation systems to alcohol retailers to law enforcement -- should work together to implement policies and systems to eliminate these preventable deaths, says a new report.
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Why don't turtles still have tail spikes?In a study covering 300 million years of evolutionary history, researchers have found four necessary components to tail weapon development: size, armor, herbivory and thoracic stiffness.
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Morbid obesity: Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy are comparableIn Switzerland, 5,500 operations to combat morbid obesity are conducted every year. Gastric bypasses and sleeve gastrectomy operations perform similarly: patients lose two-thirds of their excess weight in the long term. When it comes to gastric acid reflux, the bypass clearly shows better results.
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Alzheimer's disease: Neuronal loss actually very limitedFrequently encountered in the elderly, Alzheimer's is considered a neurodegenerative disease, which means that it is accompanied by a significant, progressive loss of neurons and their nerve endings, or synapses. A new study now challenges this view.
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Magnetically applied MicroRNAs could one day help relieve constipationMicro metal beads and magnets help deliver a biologic where it's needed to improve constipation or rectoanal incontinence in animal models of the disorders.
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Patients receive most opioids at the doctor's office, not the ERA close examination of federal survey data shows that while many settings including ERs cut back on prescribing opioids for more than a decade, physicians' offices continued to prescribe them.
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How do we smell? Terrible! Food sources might affect how we describe scentHumans have long been considered poor at describing smells, but research on hunter-gatherers shows this is not the case for everyone If describing a smell leaves you struggling to find the right words, it might be down to how you put food on the table. Researchers studying two communities living in tropical rainforests have found that while a hunter-gatherer group could easily describe different
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John Young obituaryAmerican astronaut who led the first US space shuttle mission and was the ninth man to walk on the moon The astronaut John Young, who has died aged 87, was the ninth man to walk on the moon, as commander of Nasa’s Apollo 16 mission in 1972, and landed the first US space shuttle in 1981. Young epitomised the indomitable spirit of his era; after the space shuttle landing, he said: “We’re really not
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When the South Was the Most Progressive Region in AmericaOne hundred and fifty years ago, on January 14, 1868, an extraordinary convention opened in Charleston, South Carolina, the cradle of the Confederacy. That afternoon, a biracial group of men—most of whom were black and some of whom had recently been enslaved—gathered at the elegant Charleston Club House, which had only recently been the refuge of city elite. They came to redraft South Carolina’s
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Hepatitis therapy: Kupffer cells adjust the balance between pathogen control and hepatocyte regenerationScientists from TWINCORE have now published new insights on the processes involved in liver inflammation in the Journal of Hepatology: Type I interferons, on the one hand, limit viral replication and thereby help the immune cells to control the viral pathogen. On the other hand, type I interferons delay the regeneration of immune cells, which are important to adjust and maintain the immune balance
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Lessons in nature boost classroom engagement afterward, researchers reportThird-graders who spend a class session in a natural outdoor setting are more engaged and less distracted in their regular classroom afterward than when they remain indoors, scientists found in a new study. The effect was large and occurred week after week, regardless of teacher expectations.
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Review examines the pros and cons of surgery to reduce the risk of cancerGenetic testing is commonplace for many inheritable cancer syndromes, and with that comes the knowledge of being a gene carrier for some patients. Many guidelines recommend that gene carriers take certain steps, such as surgery, to reduce their risk of developing cancer. A new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) review explores the quality-of-life consequences of genetic testing and risk-reducing sur
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New research could significantly accelerate drug discoveryMany drugs work by inhibiting protein enzymes associated with a particular disease. Unfortunately, the same drugs can inhibit protein enzymes unrelated to the disease, resulting in harmful side effects. Computational biologists have a way to identify the features that distinguish one enzyme from similar enzymes. This research has the potential to significantly accelerate drug discovery, allowing s
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California sea lion population rebounded to new highsCalifornia sea lions have fully rebounded under the protection of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, with their population on the West Coast reaching carrying capacity in 2008 before unusually warm ocean conditions reduced their numbers, according to the first comprehensive population assessment of the species.
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Patient-derived organoids may help personalize the treatment of gastrointestinal cancersA new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) review highlights the potential of 3-D organoid models derived from patient cells to help personalize therapy for individuals with gastrointestinal cancers.
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We Asked, They're Answering: the 2018 Candidates Are Talking about Science PolicyThe organization Science Debate is gearing up for the November midterms by pushing those seeking office to tell the public about their views on STEM issues -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bitcoin’s utopia has failed as big players hold all the powerCryptocurrencies are built on the idea that no one institution holds the power. But for bitcoin and ethereum, that’s no longer true
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Trump, this ‘shithole’ continent pioneered heart swaps and moreSeeking to understand other people is better than dismissing them with insults. Trump needs lessons in African history, culture and science, says Curtis Abraham
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Chit-chat makes humans and robots work together betterIntroducing some chatter between humans and artificial intelligence improved the amount of collaboration – and results – across hundreds of games
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Nearly 25 percent of chronic ischemic heart disease patients dead or hospitalized in 6 monthsNearly a quarter of patients with chronic ischemic cardiovascular disease are dead or hospitalized within six months, reports a new study.
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Some nursing homes gaming the system to improve their Medicare star ratingsA new study of nursing homes in California, the nation's largest system found that some nursing homes inflate their self-assessment reporting to improve their score in the Five-Star Quality Rating System employed by Medicare to help consumers.
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This time of day may be riskiest for overeatingPeople who are overweight may be at higher risk for overeating in the evening hours, especially when experiencing stress, a new study suggests. The experiments add to evidence that “hunger hormone” levels rise and hormones that make us feel full decline during evening hours. “…having this knowledge, people could take steps to reduce their risk of overeating by eating earlier in the day…” The find
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Mantis shrimp size each other up before ceding a fightTo a mantis shrimp, walking away from a fight doesn't mean being a wimp. It means recognizing who they're up against and knowing when to bail rather than drag out a doomed battle, Duke University researchers say. Mantis shrimp use sparring matches to decide when to fight and when to fold, finds a study published Jan. 17 in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
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Ultra-thin memory storage device paves way for more powerful computingA team of electrical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with Peking University scientists, has developed the thinnest memory storage device with dense memory capacity, paving the way for faster, smaller and smarter computer chips for everything from consumer electronics to big data to brain-inspired computing.
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Study finds minority trainees are up, but not minority facultyDespite increasing numbers of underrepresented minority (URM) trainees in the biomedical sciences, there is a persistent shortage of URM faculty who are involved in basic biomedical research at medical schools. Vanderbilt investigators examined the entire training pathway of potential faculty candidates to identify points of greatest loss of URM trainees. They report Jan. 16 in PLOS ONE two key po
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Recording a thought's fleeting trip through the brainRecording brain activity via electrodes placed directly on the cortical surface (ECoG) provides much clearer views of thinking activity and how the prefrontal cortex coordinates the brain's response to a perception. With the help of 16 epilepsy patients, UC Berkeley neuroscientists tracked the brain's activity as it detects, interprets, settles on a response and activates motor areas to respond. T
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What can be done to prevent alcohol-impaired driving fatalities?A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) outlines a framework for preventing alcohol-impaired driving fatalities.
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Fresh approach to TB vaccine offers better protectionA unique platform that resulted in a promising HIV vaccine has also led to a new, highly effective vaccine against tuberculosis that is moving toward testing in humans. The new vaccine completely protected 41 percent and reduced overall TB disease by 68 percent in vaccinated rhesus macaques, according to a study published as an Advanced Online Publication of Nature Medicine.
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Breakthrough enables screening millions of human antibodies for new drug discoveryA new article outlines a pioneering method of screening a person's diverse set of antibodies for rapid therapeutic discovery. Antibody proteins are an important part of the human immune system that specifically target foreign viruses and bacteria, and they have been the fastest-growing class of approved drugs in the past several decades.
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Physicists succeed in measuring mechanical properties of 2-D monolayer materialsPhysicists have for the first time succeeded in characterizing the mechanical properties of free-standing single-atom-thick membranes of graphene.
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Canine distemper confirmed in Far Eastern leopard, world's most endangered big catThe Far Eastern or Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is already among the rarest of the world's big cats, but new research reveals that it faces yet another threat: infection with canine distemper virus (CDV).
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Ultrathin black phosphorus for solar-driven hydrogen economyResearchers combined two different types of 2-D materials -- black phosphorus and bismuth vanadate -- to form a biologically inspired water-splitting catalyst. Normal sunlight could drive the reactions and careful design of the catalyst enabled the expected ratio of hydrogen and oxygen production.
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Designing the next generation of hair dyesA public database of more than 300 substances used to dye hair will help accelerate research and development work on more sustainable hair color. Researchers say computer modeling can save years of lab work and millions of dollars.
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Nanowrinkles could save billions in shipping and aquacultureBiofouling costs shipping billions in increased fuel costs and affects aquaculture. A nanostructured surface inspired by the carnivorous pitcher plant could slash those costs.
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Building molecular wires, one atom at a timeResearchers have found a simple way to construct and deconstruct molecular metal chains, atom-by-atom.
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The Specter of a Chinese Mole in AmericaThe arrest of former CIA case officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee sheds light on a shadowy counterintelligence drama that has been playing out for nearly eight years. Starting around 2010, the Central Intelligence Agency saw some of its most valuable spies inside China go down. And I don’t mean “going down” in a perp-walk-to-the-courthouse sort of way. This is China: They were executed. One was reported
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When Pop Culture Sells Dangerous Myths About RomanceAziz Ansari #MeTooEdward Cullen. Chuck Bass. Lloyd Dobler. Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer . That guy from Love Actually with the sign. The lead singers of emo bands with their brooding lyrics. Many of the romantic heroes that made me swoon in my youth followed a pattern and, like a Magic Eye picture, only with a little distance did the shape of it pop out to me. All of these characters in some way crossed, or
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New Satellite Mission Would Benefit Climate Science and the Energy IndustryThe GeoCARB satellite will map the concentrations of key greenhouse gases over the Americas -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Sensors Journal Pulls Planned Special Issue Due to Guest Editors Fake CredentialsAshutosh Tiwari, who falsely claimed to be affiliated with Linköping University, is also under investigation for alleged scientific misconduct and fraud.
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Diphtheria Outbreak Worsens Amid Humanitarian Crisis in YemenMore than 8 million people are on the brink of starvation, according to aid agencies.
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Why cities where it definitely snows continue to act like they’ve never seen snowEnvironment Adapting to snow on the road is a long, cold process. Southern cities are increasingly forced to consider if they will invest in becoming a city where it snows.
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Accelerating progress to reduce alcohol-impaired driving fatalitiesDespite progress in recent decades, more than 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities occur each year in the US. To address this persistent problem, stakeholders -- from transportation systems to alcohol retailers to law enforcement -- should work together to implement policies and systems to eliminate these preventable deaths, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineer
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To maximize sugarcane harvesting, use the right bladeYou wouldn't use the same knife to cut through a thick steak as you would to slice an angel food cake, right? Although that may be a ridiculous comparison, the same principle holds true when harvesting various crops. One blade doesn't slice all. Researchers at the University of Illinois tested four blades to find the one that most efficiently cuts sugarcane.
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Symptoms of depression before undergoing heart procedure and outcomesSymptoms of depression were common among older adults undergoing a procedure to replace a damaged aortic valve of the heart, and having those symptoms was associated with a higher rate of death up to one year later.
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Reducing sessions of trauma-focused psychotherapy does not affect effectivenessPosttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients treated with as few as five sessions of trauma-focused psychotherapy find it equally effective as receiving 12 sessions.
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At the Detroit Auto Show, the Autonomous Car Dream Is Still a Ways Off
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Meet Tabarnia, Catalonia's Counter-Separatist NightmareOnce you start seceding, who's to say where it will stop? Read More
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DNA Analysis May Have Finally Revealed What Killed 15 Million Aztecs15 million Aztecs were probably killed by a form of salmonella the Spanish brought from Europe. Read More
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Not just for Christmas: Study sheds new light on ancient human-turkey relationshipFor the first time, research has uncovered the origins of the earliest domestic turkeys in ancient Mexico. The study also suggests turkeys weren't only prized for their meat -- with demand for the birds soaring with the Mayans and Aztecs because of their cultural significance in rituals and sacrifices.
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Asymptomatic atrial fibrillation poses challenges for cardiac careResearchers have found that asymptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) patients are more likely to be older, male, and have more comorbidities and a higher risk of stroke than symptomatic patients. In an analysis of a sustained AF (SAF) group, the prevalence of major comorbidities and stroke risk were comparable in both asymptomatic and symptomatic patients.
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Female rugby players shows a regular season of play results in changes in brainResearchers have shown that a regular season of play can cause changes in the brain that are similar to changes caused by concussion, though less severe. Using sophisticated Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy the researchers looked at metabolite levels in the brains of female varsity rugby players at the beginning of their season, after suffering a concussion, and again at the end of the season.
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Will there be enough public health workers when baby boomers retire?Researchers estimate that over one quarter of the governmental public health workforce will disappear. They further project that while enough students graduate each year to replace retirees and others who voluntarily quit, they question whether the public health sector can compete with the private sector to hire qualified candidates.
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Ultra-thin optical fibers offer new way to 3-D print microstructuresFor the first time, researchers have shown that an optical fiber as thin as a human hair can be used to create microscopic structures with laser-based 3-D printing. The innovative approach might one day be used with an endoscope to fabricate tiny biocompatible structures directly into tissue inside the body.
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New light on the mysterious origin of Bornean elephantsHow did Borneo get its elephant? This could be just another of Rudyard Kipling's just so stories. The Bornean elephant is a subspecies of Asian Elephants that only exist in a small region of Borneo. Their presence on this southeastern Asian island has been a mystery. Scientists have discovered that elephants might have arrived on Borneo at a time of the last land bridge between the Sunda Islands i
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'Heart-on-a-chip' process aims to speed up drug testingTesting new clinical drugs' effect on heart tissue could become quicker and more straightforward, thanks to new research. The study sets out a new, faster method for manufacturing a 'heart-on-a-chip,' which can be used to test the reaction of heart tissue to external stimuli.
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Quick quick slow is no-go in crab courtship danceFemale fiddler crabs are sensitive to changes in the speed of a male's courtship display, significantly preferring displays that accelerate to those that are performed at a constant speed or slow down.
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Prebiotics in infant formula could improve learning and memory and alter brain chemistryAmong other benefits, breast milk contains natural sources of prebiotics: small, indigestible fiber molecules that promote the growth of good bacteria in the baby's gut. Yet for many families, breastfeeding is difficult or impossible. Fortunately, modern infant formulas are getting closer to the real thing with the help of University of Illinois researchers.
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Cryptocurrencies Plummeted Amid Talk of Clampdowns—But We Don’t Really Know Why
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Europe's space agency braces for Brexit falloutThe European Space Agency (ESA) is drawing up contingency plans for projects, commercial deals, and staffing that may be adversely affected by Brexit, senior officials said Wednesday.
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The hidden role informal caregivers play in health care | Scott WilliamsOnce a cared-for patient and now a caregiver himself, Scott Williams highlights the invaluable role of informal caregivers -- those friends and relatives who, out of love, go the extra mile for patients in need. From personal care to advocacy to emotional support, unpaid caregivers form the invisible backbone of health and social systems all over the world, Williams says -- and without them, these
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The Hidden Depth in Math's Simple PuzzlesMathematician Richard Schwartz explains why he loves problems he can start solving right away, and how computers can help -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Physics of FireThe Physics of Fire Scientists battle fires with science. The Physics of Fire Video of The Physics of Fire Earth Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 10:00 Karin Heineman, Executive Producer (Inside Science) -- On average, about 8 million acres of land burns each year from wildfires. Big fires can reduce forests and grasslands to ash and can destroy homes and lives. Sadly, up to 90 percent of wildland f
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Elektriske pramme skal overtage lastbilernes containereDen belgiske havneby Antwerpen bliver det første sted i verden, hvor elektriske pramme tages i brug.
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At Detroit auto show, future high tech is presentFor the technology phobic, the Einride T-Pod autonomous cargo truck could be the stuff of nightmares.
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Indiana health network pays about $55,000 ransom to hackersA central Indiana health network says it has paid a roughly $55,000 ransom to hackers to regain access to hospital computer systems.
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Breakthrough enables screening millions of human antibodies for new drug discoveryA paper just published in Nature Biotechnology outlines a pioneering method of screening a person's diverse set of antibodies for rapid therapeutic discovery. Antibody proteins are an important part of the human immune system that specifically target foreign viruses and bacteria, and they have been the fastest-growing class of approved drugs in the past several decades.
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Scientists shed light on a key molecular mechanism of autoimmune and inflammatory diseasesAn international team of researchers has unraveled a crucial aspect of the molecular basis of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease. Focusing on the immunomodulatory cytokine IL-23 they discovered that its pro-inflammatory activity, which underlies a wide range of inflammatory diseases, critically depends on structural activation of the cy
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New 'Buck' naked barley: Food, feed, brewResearchers are giving an ancient grain a new life: 'Buck' barley is naked, but not in an indecent way. Naked barley does not require pearling, allowing it to hold onto the bran and whole grain status.
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Meteor flashes across the sky in Michigan – videoA meteor swept over parts of the US midwest and Canada on Tuesday, weather and geology agencies said. It then caused a powerful explosion that rattled homes, according to several residents Flash of light and loud bang in Michigan was meteor, experts say Continue reading...
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Flash of light and loud bang in Michigan was meteor, experts sayHundreds of people said they say fireball light up the sky US Geological Service says it registered as 2.0 magnitude earthquake Experts say a bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky above Michigan was a meteor. The American Meteor Society says it received hundreds of reports of a fireball Tuesday night over the state, including many in the Detroit area. Reports also came in from sev
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Tolerance to saltwater and freshwater is key to survivalAccording to Charles Darwin the ability to adapt to new conditions is essential for survival of species. The capacity to cope with altered conditions is becoming increasingly important in the face of climate change. New evidence on salt water tolerance in spawning migrating pike from the Baltic Sea, published in the journal Scientific Reports, suggests that not being adapted to specific local envi
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Scientists shed light on a key molecular mechanism of autoimmune and inflammatory diseasesAn international team of researchers led by prof. Savvas Savvides (VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research) has unraveled a crucial aspect of the molecular basis of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease. Focusing on the immunomodulatory cytokine IL-23 they discovered that its pro-inflammatory activity, which underlies a wide range of in
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Will there be enough public health workers when baby boomers retire?In a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers estimate that over one quarter of the governmental public health workforce will disappear. They further project that while enough students graduate each year to replace retirees and others who voluntarily quit, they question whether the public health sector can compete with the private sector to hire qualified candidates.
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Magnetic liquids improve energy efficiency of buildingsNext-generation smart windows and facade devices are the main subjects in the research project Large-Area Fluidic Windows which has been coordinated at the University Jena, Germany. A new type of such smart windows was now presented in Advanced Sustainable Systems. In their paper the Jena materials researchers introduce prototypes of a window that changes its light permeability at the touch of a b
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Breakthrough enables screening millions of human antibodies for new drug discoveryA new paper in Nature Biotechnology outlines a pioneering method of screening a person's diverse set of antibodies for rapid therapeutic discovery. Antibody proteins are an important part of the human immune system that specifically target foreign viruses and bacteria, and they have been the fastest-growing class of approved drugs in the past several decades.
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Scientists still hoping to serve up insects as food sourceAn abundant food source in a time of food insecurity, just one snag – how can we break the 'yuck' barrier and get insects onto our plates?
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Source of world’s biggest listeria outbreak still unknownThere have been almost 750 cases of listeriosis in South Africa so far, and the source of the food poisoning infection remains unknown
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Political corruption scandals may be predicted by network scienceAccording to the World Bank, corruption scandals siphon more than $2 trillion per year from the global economy, making corruption one of the major causes of slow economic growth and socioeconomic inequality. Now in a new study, researchers have demonstrated that it may be possible to predict who will play a role in future scandals by modeling current scandals using networks. The results may provid
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Ten 'stealth microplastics' to avoid if you want to save the oceansTheresa May's new environment plan sets ambitious goals for plastic waste reduction. But there's lots of room for slippage. One goal is to eradicate all "avoidable" plastic waste, though it's not clear how "avoidable" will be defined. A few concrete measures are now in place, such as the 5p plastic bag charge being extended to cover all businesses in England. And, in order to tackle the spread of
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Kids are pretty flexible about gender identityChildren may think more flexibly about gender identities than previously thought, according to new research. The first-of-its kind study that examined children’s reactions to a genderless character on the Amazon children’s television program Annedroids . The live-action series features “PAL,” a human-like android programmed to choose its own gender by a young scientist named Anne. In a series of
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Japan forecasting breakthrough could improve weather warningsA new project harnessing data from a Japanese satellite could improve weather forecasting and allow officials to issue life-saving warnings before natural disasters, researchers say.
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'Castle Cloud' Caught in Spectacular Astronaut PhotoIt looks like a ghostly medieval tower — like something out of "Game of Thrones" — looming over the crystal-blue Caribbean waters of the Bahamas.
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Learning Opens the GenomeResearchers map learning-induced chromatin alterations in mouse brain cells, and find that many affect autism-associated genes.
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Odd behavior of star reveals lonely black hole hiding in giant star clusterAstronomers using ESO's MUSE instrument on the Very Large Telescope in Chile have discovered a star in the cluster NGC 3201 that is behaving very strangely. It appears to be orbiting an invisible black hole with about four times the mass of the sun -- the first such inactive stellar-mass black hole found in a globular cluster and the first found by directly detecting its gravitational pull.
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Study with female rugby players shows a regular season of play results in changes in the brainResearchers at Western University have shown that a regular season of play can cause changes in the brain that are similar to changes caused by concussion, though less severe. Using sophisticated Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy the researchers looked at metabolite levels in the brains of female varsity rugby players at the beginning of their season, after suffering a concussion, and again at the e
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Ultra-thin optical fibers offer new way to 3-D print microstructuresFor the first time, researchers have shown that an optical fiber as thin as a human hair can be used to create microscopic structures with laser-based 3-D printing. The innovative approach might one day be used with an endoscope to fabricate tiny biocompatible structures directly into tissue inside the body.
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Himawari-8 data assimilated simulation enables 10-minute updates of rain and flood predictionsUsing the power of Japan's K computer, scientists from the RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science and collaborators have shown that incorporating satellite data at frequent intervals -- 10 minutes in the case of this study -- into weather prediction models can significantly improve the rainfall predictions of the models and allow more precise predictions of the rapid development of a t
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Michigan's sugar maples will struggle in a warmer, drier future despite help from nitrogen pollutionThough Michigan's sugar maples benefit from the growth-promoting effects of nitrogen compounds in the environment, those gains will not fully offset the added stresses of growing under a drier climate in the future, according to a new University of Michigan-led study.
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New EU 'urban mining' tools map valuable resources in e-waste, scrap vehicles, mine wasteExpert European organizations have united to create the world's first database of valuable materials available for 'urban mining' from scrap vehicles, spent batteries, waste electronic and electrical equipment, and mining wastes.The Urban Mine Platform (urbanmineplatform.eu), created by 17 partners in project ProSUM (Prospecting Secondary Raw Materials in the Urban Mine and Mining Wastes), present
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Op mod 379 IDA-medlemmers job flyttes ud af KøbenhavnI dag præsenterede regeringen den næste runde af udflytningen af statslige arbejdspladser. I alt skal 1.824 stillinger flyttes, og ifølge IDA kan op mod 379 af dem være blandt foreningens egne medlemmer.
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Using electricity to switch magnetismAt TU Wien, researchers have taken a major step toward linking electrical and magnetic material properties, which is crucial for possible applications in electronics.
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Ultra-thin optical fibers offer new way to 3-D print microstructuresFor the first time, researchers have shown that an optical fiber as thin as a human hair can be used to create microscopic structures with laser-based 3D printing. The innovative approach might one day be used with an endoscope to fabricate tiny biocompatible structures directly into tissue inside the body. This capability could enable new ways to repair tissue damage.
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China says Iranian oil tanker wreck locatedThe wreck of an Iranian oil tanker that collided with a cargo ship off China this month has been located, Beijing said Wednesday, but gave no new details about the environmental impact of the disaster.
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Dutch hi-tech group ASML notches up 'fantastic year'Dutch computer chip maker and global hi-tech bellwether ASML Wednesday reported "a fantastic" 12 months with year-on-year profits almost doubling in 2017, sales on the increase and thousands of new jobs being created.
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Canine distemper confirmed in Far Eastern leopard, world's most endangered big catThe Far Eastern or Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is already among the rarest of the world's big cats, but new research reveals that it faces yet another threat: infection with canine distemper virus (CDV). A new study published in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases describes the first documented case of CDV in a wild Far Eastern leopard.
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New, forward-looking report outlines research path to sustainable citiesIn 1950, fewer than one-third of the world's people lived in cities. Today more than half do. By 2050, urban areas will be home to some two-thirds of Earth's human population.
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China has a plan to clean up space junk with lasersOrbital debris (aka. space junk) is one of the greatest problems facing space agencies today. After 60 years of sending rockets, boosters and satellites into space, the situation in the low Earth orbit (LEO) has become rather crowded. Given how fast debris in orbit can travel, even the tiniest bits of junk can pose a major threat to the International Space Station and threaten still-active satelli
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Why don't turtles still have tail spikes?We're all familiar with those awesome armored giants of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods - Stegosaurus and Ankylosaurus - and their amazing, weaponized tails. But why aren't similar weaponized tails found in animals living today? In a study covering 300 million years of evolutionary history, researchers from North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences found
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High tolerance for wildlife exists around Indian reserves despite continued lossesA new study from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), Duke University, and the Centre for Wildlife Studies in India finds that communities living near wildlife reserves in Rajasthan, India, show a high tolerance for wildlife. This is despite them having experienced losses in crops and livestock as a result of interaction with wildlife like nilgai, jackal and wild pig, as well as larger carnivores
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Nanowrinkles could save billions in shipping and aquacultureA team of chemistry researchers from the University of Sydney Nano Institute has developed nanostructured surface coatings that have anti-fouling properties without using any toxic components.
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Questioning AI: what can scientists learn from artificial intelligence? – Science Weekly podcastIn this episode of our new mini-series, Ian Sample explores how AI is providing insights into cancer diagnosis, intelligence, and physics Subscribe and review on Apple Podcasts , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud and Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter In October 2017, researchers at Google DeepMind published a paper on an artificial intelligence (AI) program called AlphaGo Ze
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Designing the next generation of hair dyesNorth Carolina State University researchers have created the largest publicly available chemical database of hair dye substances as a resource for developing a new generation of hair color products that are safer for consumers, stylists and the environment.
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Michigan's sugar maples will struggle in a warmer, drier future despite help from nitrogen pollutionThough Michigan's sugar maples benefit from the growth-promoting effects of nitrogen compounds in the environment, those gains will not fully offset the added stresses of growing under a drier climate in the future, according to a new University of Michigan-led study.
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Study sheds new light on ancient human-turkey relationshipFor the first time, research has uncovered the origins of the earliest domestic turkeys in ancient Mexico. The study also suggests turkeys weren't only prized for their meat—with demand for the birds soaring with the Mayans and Aztecs because of their cultural significance in rituals and sacrifices.
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How to avoid a sucker bet – with a little help from mathsSitting in a bar, you start chatting to a man who issues you a challenge. He hands you five red and two black cards. After shuffling, you lay them on the bar, face down. He bets you that you cannot turn over three red cards. And to help you, he explains the odds.
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Physicists measure mechanical properties of 2-D monolayer materialsThe thinnest materials that can be produced today have the thickness of a single atom. These materials – known as two-dimensional materials – exhibit properties that are very different compared with their bulk three-dimensional counterparts. Until recently, 2-D materials were produced and manipulated as films on the surface of some suitable 3-D substrate. Working in collaboration with a team from
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Asymptomatic atrial fibrillation poses challenges for cardiac careIn a study published in the journal CHEST®, researchers found that asymptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) patients are more likely to be older, male, and have more comorbidities and a higher risk of stroke than symptomatic patients. In an analysis of a sustained AF (SAF) group, the prevalence of major comorbidities and stroke risk were comparable in both asymptomatic and symptomatic pati
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Canine distemper confirmed in Far Eastern leopard, world's most endangered big catThe Far Eastern or Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is already among the rarest of the world's big cats, but new research reveals that it faces yet another threat: infection with canine distemper virus (CDV).
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Improved home care services and reduced workload for carers with a new work modelImproved home care services and reduced workload for carers with a new work model. Aalto University researchers have developed the model for several years together with carers and home care administration. The model has also reduced the need for stand-in workers by up to 60 per cent.
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Rigspolitiet: Dansk børneporno lå på Facebooks servere i to årFacebook har ifølge Rigspolitiet haft børneporno liggende på deres servere i to år, hvor unge flittigt har delt det. Spørgsmålet er nu, hvor stort medansvar Facebook har i distributionen af børneporno.
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The Guardian's Science Weekly
Questioning AI: what can scientists learn from artificial intelligence? – Science Weekly podcastIn this episode of our new mini-series, Ian Sample explores how AI is providing insights into cancer diagnosis, intelligence, and physics
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Why many click farm jobs should be understood as digital slaveryThe digital economy has created new opportunities and ways of working. But it has also created millions of tasks or jobs that involve intense competition, unregulated working conditions and extremely low rates of pay.
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Popular Science
Seven apps and tools to organize your lifeDIY Restore order to your days. Sick of always running late? These seven organizational apps will help you track your time, build better habits, receive reminders, and more.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
The cruel trade-off at your local produce aisleWhen we decide what fresh produce to buy, we check our fruits and vegetables for colour and blemishes, and we make sure the price seems fair.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Mantis shrimp size each other up before giving up a fightTo a mantis shrimp, walking away from a fight doesn't mean being a wimp. It means recognizing who they're up against and knowing when to bail rather than drag out a doomed battle, Duke University researchers say.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Pigments in oil paintings linked to artwork degradationExperts have long known that as oil paintings age, soaps can form within the paint, degrading the appearance of the artworks. The process significantly complicates the preservation of oil paintings—and cultural manifestations, which the paintings themselves help to preserve.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Solid and liquid at the same timeMicroscopically small particles can spontaneously self-assemble into complex layered structures with remarkable properties, according to calculations performed at the TU Wien.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Earth observations are helping countries manage their water securityThe largest contiguous irrigation system on Earth, the Indus Basin provides water to 100 million people across South Asia. This basin is estimated to irrigate 45 million acres of farm land, and it's considered the bread basket of Pakistan—essential for sustaining the agriculture and economy of the nation.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Lobachevsky University scientists are studying nervous system adaptation to ischemic damageLobachevsky University researchers are working to explore the mechanisms of adaptation of the nervous system to ischemic damage. Scientists say that under certain conditions, the brain's protective forces can be activated, even in some severe cases.According to Maria Vedunova, Director of the Institute of Biology and Biomedicine at Lobachevsky University, a large number of stressors affect the bod
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
First surface-based estimation of the aerosol indirect effect over ChinaAerosol indirect effect (AIE) can significantly affect climate change and is one of the largest uncertainties in climate change studies. To date, only a few AIE studies using satellite measurements have been carried out in China, and no such study has been done using ground-based measurements. The AIE can only be assessed accurately from aircraft or ground-based measurements. The first comprehensi
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Clean and green: A moss that removes lead from waterResearchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) in Japan have demonstrated that that moss can be a green alternative for decontaminating polluted water and soil. Published in PLOS ONE, the study shows that in particular, the moss Funaria hygrometrica tolerates and absorbs an impressive amount of lead (Pb) from water.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Physicists succeed in measuring mechanical properties of 2-D monolayer materialsWorking in collaboration with a team from the Leibniz Institute for New Materials, a group of physicists at Saarland University, led by Professor Uwe Hartmann, has for the first time succeeded in characterizing the mechanical properties of free-standing single-atom-thick membranes of graphene.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Not just for Christmas: Study sheds new light on ancient human-turkey relationshipFor the first time, research has uncovered the origins of the earliest domestic turkeys in ancient Mexico.The study also suggests turkeys weren't only prized for their meat -- with demand for the birds soaring with the Mayans and Aztecs because of their cultural significance in rituals and sacrifices.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Siberian chemists have improved hydrogen sensorsA group of scientists from the Siberian Federal University (SFU, Krasnoyarsk, Russia) and the Nikolaev Institute of Inorganic Chemistry (NIIC, Novosibirsk, Russia) combined the useful properties of metal phthalocyanines and palladium membranes in order to create active layers in hydrogen detectors. This operation significantly increases the sensitivity of the sensors. The study is reported in the
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Sweat torso to become international standardEmpa's sweat torso now meets the ISO standard. How protective clothing affects the human body can be investigated in future with Empa's torso in a standardized way.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Fishing for one bad cell out of trillions of good onesCancer cells can break away from a tumor and circulate through the blood. There are few of the cancer cells compared to the trillions of blood cells. Current methods to find and extract these circulating tumor cells (CTC) are expensive and may be out of reach for medical facilities in rural areas.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
UFO believers got one thing right—here's what they get wrongThe past few weeks have been good for UFO believers. For decades they've clamored for "disclosure"—an admission by the government that it knows of galactic gatecrashers, and that aliens are irrefutably here. This always struck me as a classic argument from ignorance: We lack good evidence to prove our case because it's been hidden.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Superconducting tokamaks are standing tallA persistent problem has dogged the largest fusion device in South Korea. The Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) device has run successfully since 2008. However, controlling the vertical position of the ultra-hot plasma has proven difficult. Stable control of the vertical position allows precise shaping and positioning of the plasma boundary, vital to a reactor's performance.
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BBC News - Science & Environment
Moustached monkey is separate speciesA monkey from Ethiopia and Sudan with a distinctive "handlebar moustache" has been identified as a distinct species.
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Ingeniøren
Nu kommer de detaljerede krav til landmændenes gødningEn politisk aftale baner vejen for at indføre den såkaldt målrettede regulering, som deler landet op i 3000 områder med hver deres krav til begrænse mængden af kvælstof. De ramte landmænd får 84 mio. kr. i erstatning, og landbruget får desuden grønne tilskud for 115 mio. kr.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Future electronics may ride on new three-in-one particle"Trion" may sound like the name of one of the theoretical particles blamed for mucking up operations aboard the Starship Enterprise.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
To end share-bike dumping, focus on how to change people's behaviourWhile most cities are keen to promote bike use, few foresaw the problems caused by dockless bike-sharing schemes such as oBike and Reddy Go. The advantage of dockless bikes is that users needn't find dedicated stations to pick up and return the bikes. Instead, the user leaves the bike in a public place for the next rider to use. But the disadvantage turns out to be that these bikes are littering s
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Timing neutrinos with White RabbitBeing on time is important – just ask Lewis Carroll's leporine friend – and one group who knows this more than most are particle physicists, whose work revolves around keeping track of near-light speed blips of matter.
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Dagens Medicin
Vangsteds svanesang?Er Anne Marie Vangsted fredet for en tid eller snart fortid som chef for Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed? Det er dagens spørgsmål i kølvandet på den nyeste opsplitning af de øverste myndigheder i sundhedssektoren.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Baby boomers use too much energy in their homesMany people live at home up to a ripe old age without needing much outside help. In a study conducted for the National Research Programme "Managing Energy Consumption," researchers have examined how much energy could be saved in elderly people's households and why this saving potential is not being exploited.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Arctic photosynthetic capacity and carbon dioxide assimilation underestimated by terrestrial biosphere modelsCarbon uptake and loss from the Arctic is highly sensitive to climate change, and these processes are poorly represented in computational models of the Earth. A key challenge is representing carbon dioxide uptake by plants in the Arctic. These models rely on details developed in warmer climates. This study provided the first Arctic dataset of two key photosynthetic parameters. The parameters were
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Open-source software simulates river and runoff resourcesFreshwater resources are finite, unevenly distributed, and changing through time. The demand—and competition—for water is expected to grow both in the United States and in the developing/developed world. To examine the connection between supply and demand and resulting regional and global water stresses, a team developed Xanthos. The open-source hydrologic model is available for free and helps res
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Reaching rural America with broadband internet serviceAll across the U.S., rural communities' residents are being left out of modern society and the 21st century economy. I've traveled to Kansas, Maine, Texas and other states studying internet access and use – and I hear all the time from people with a crucial need still unmet. Rural Americans want faster, cheaper internet like their city-dwelling compatriots have, letting them work remotely and use
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
A material that superconducts continuously up to extreme pressuresResearchers have discovered a metal alloy that can conduct electricity with zero resistance, or superconduct, from ambient pressure up to pressures similar to those that exist near the center of the Earth. The material, which is likely the first to show this kind of robust superconductivity, is described in a paper in the December 12, 2017, edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sci
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Minecraft teaches kids about tech, but there's a gender imbalance at playArguments about "screen time" are likely to crop up in many households with children these holidays. As one of the best-selling digital games of all time, Minecraft will be a likely culprit.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Ultrathin black phosphorus for solar-driven hydrogen economyHydrogen as a fuel source, rather than hydrocarbons like oil and coal, offers many benefits. Burning hydrogen produces harmless water with the potential to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions and their environmental burden. In pursuit of technologies that could lead to a breakthrough in achieving a hydrogen economy, a key issue is making hydrogen cheaply. Using catalysts to split water is the ideal
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Building molecular wires, one atom at a timeElectronic devices are getting smaller and smaller. Early computers filled entire rooms. Today you can hold one in the palm of your hand. Now the field of molecular electronics is taking miniaturization to the next level. Researchers are creating electronic components so tiny they can't be seen with the naked eye.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Hawaii's missile alert gaffe—why good human-machine design is criticalHawaii Alert WarningA ballistic missile warning alarm that was wrongly triggered in Hawaii recently rams home the importance of the way interfaces are designed to prevent such major bloopers from happening in the first place.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
App for keeping an eye on the kids at the poolFor many, it would not be summer without a day at the public swimming pool. Now a design student has created a concept for an app that prompts parents and guardians to keep an eye on their kids.
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Scientific American Content: Global
How Good Is Star Trek's Record at Predicting the Future of Tech?-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Why don't turtles still have tail spikes?In a study covering 300 million years of evolutionary history, researchers from North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences found four necessary components to tail weapon development: size, armor, herbivory and thoracic stiffness.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Morbid obesity: Gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy are comparableIn Switzerland, 5,500 operations to combat morbid obesity are conducted every year. Gastric bypasses and sleeve gastrectomy operations perform similarly: patients lose two-thirds of their excess weight in the long term, as researchers from the University of Basel at the St. Claraspital report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). When it comes to gastric acid reflux, the bypas
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
The world's first all-Si laserAll-Si laser is the missing piece of integrated Si photonics. Recently, a joint research team led by Professor X. Wu, Professor M. Lu and Associate Professor S.-Y. Zhang from Fudan University developed the world's first all-Si laser using Si nanocrystals with high optical gains. The high-gain thin film was achieved by passivating hydrogen silsesquioxane under high pressure. Distributed feedback re
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Building molecular wires, one atom at a timeResearchers at OIST have found a simple way to construct and deconstruct molecular metal chains, atom-by-atom.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Protonation induced high-Tc phases in iron-based superconductorsThe research teams led by Dr. Weiqiang Yu at Renmin University of China and Dr. Pu Yu at Tsinghua University succeeded in implanting protons into iron-based superconductors by using ionic liquids. Various bulk high-Tc phases were found in the protonated materials. This technique not only provides an efficient carrier doping method, but also allows for rich bulk spectroscopy studies. This work is h
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Ultrathin black phosphorus for solar-driven hydrogen economyOsaka University researchers combined two different types of 2-D materials -- black phosphorus and bismuth vanadate -- to form a biologically inspired water-splitting catalyst. Normal sunlight could drive the reactions and careful design of the catalyst enabled the expected ratio of hydrogen and oxygen production.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Nanowrinkles could save billions in shipping and aquacultureBiofouling costs shipping billions in increased fuel costs and affects aquaculture. A nanostructured surface inspired by the carnivorous pitcher plant could slash those costs.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Designing the next generation of hair dyesA public database of more than 300 substances used to dye hair will help accelerate research and development work on more sustainable hair color. North Carolina State University researchers say computer modeling can save years of lab work and millions of dollars.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Just a small piece of paper can make water consumption saferA revolutionary microbial-based paper sensor has been developed by researchers at the University of Bath, creating a cheap, sustainable and recyclable device for detecting toxic compounds in water.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Image: NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Berguitta heading toward MauritiusOn Jan.14, Tropical cyclone Berguitta formed and triggered warnings A class III tropical cyclone alert is in force for Rodrigues Island.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Century-old botany records may hold key to monarch butterfly survivalNaturalists' records dating back more than 100 years may be instrumental in determining the fate of the monarch butterfly in the 21st century.
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New on MIT Technology Review
Google’s Self-Training AI Turns Coders into Machine-Learning MastersAutomating the training of machine-learning systems could make AI much more accessible.
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Dagens Medicin
Nye anbefalinger for fire fedmemidler sendes i høringSundhedsstyrelsen klar med anbefalinger for medicinsk behandling af fedme og overvægt. Fire lægemidler vurderes i et nyt udkast til et baggrundsnotat for Den Nationale Rekommandationsliste.
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Dagens Medicin
Novo giver 60 mio. kr. til diabetesprojektEt forskningsprojekt om, hvordan data kan hjælpe til en større forståelse for sygdomme, særligt diabetes, har fået bevilliget 60 mio. kr. fra Novo Nordisk Fonden.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Researchers explore anti-inflammatory activity of curcuminExtracts of the plant turmeric—the spice that gives Indian curries a yellow color—have been used as an anti-inflammatory treatment in traditional Asian medicine for centuries. Clinical trials of curcumin (the active chemical compound in turmeric), however, have produced mixed results. A molecular understanding of curcumin's biological effects is needed.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Tiger shark sex life fuels sustainability riskTiger sharks appear to be genetically monogamous – and it could be putting the species at risk.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Study finds strategy to recover from interruptions at workGet interrupted at work much? Making a quick plan for returning to and completing the task you're leaving will help you focus better on the interrupting work, according to new research from the University of Washington.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Clean and green—a moss that removes lead from waterResearchers at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science (CSRS) in Japan have demonstrated that that moss can be a green alternative for decontaminating polluted water and soil. Published in PLOS ONE, the study shows that in particular, the moss Funaria hygrometrica tolerates and absorbs an impressive amount of lead (Pb) from water.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Study suggests ways to encourage homeowners to save energyAs winter temperatures plummet into the single digits, plenty of homeowners wish they could keep their home energy costs down—and help the environment to boot!—but often fail to take action. A new study led by Kathryn Caldwell, an assistant professor of psychology at Ithaca College, demonstrates that homeowners can be encouraged to make changes to their energy use with a simple education plan and
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Gadget Lab Podcast: How 'Shine Theory' Improves Diversity in DesignA discussion about diversity in product design with Google's Lilian Rincon. Recorded live at CES 2018.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Radar adds technological twist to age-old cranberry counting processIt's a quintessential cranberry scene: Thigh-deep in a flooded bog full of millions of floating berries, two farmers extol the merits of products made from the tart red fruit.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
LJI researchers discover key driver of atopic dermatitisSevere eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that is driven by an allergic reaction. In their latest study, researchers at La Jolla Institute reveal an important player that promotes skin inflammation in atopic dermatitis and the characteristic thickening of the skin.
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Study: High tolerance for wildlife exists around Indian reserves despite continued lossesA new study from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), Duke University, and the Centre for Wildlife Studies in India finds that communities living near wildlife reserves in Rajasthan, India, show a high tolerance for wildlife. This is despite them having experienced losses in crops and livestock as a result of interaction with wildlife like nilgai, jackal and wild pig, as well as larger carnivores
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Scientific American Content: Global
How Robot Math and Smartphones Led Researchers to a Drug Discovery BreakthroughAn algorithm originally designed to help robots move was useful in tackling an entirely different problem -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab
Nyt forskningsprojekt skal omsætte algoritmer og kunstig intelligens til state-of-the-art kundesupportOver de næste to år skal KU-forskere i algoritmer, informationssøgning og machine...
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Volcanologist suggests Mt. Etna is actually a giant hot springCarmelo Ferlito, a volcanologist at Università di Catania, in Sicily, has suggested in a paper published in the journal Earth-Science Reviews that Mt. Etna behaves more like a giant hot spring than a volcano. He is not, as some publications have suggested, claiming to have found evidence showing that Mt. Etna is not a volcano, but suggests that it has some properties that are different than other
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Chronic disease care: Family helpers play key roles, but feel left out by providersPeople with chronic diseases often live independent lives, without a traditional 'caregiver.' But many of them have a family member or friend who plays a key supporting role in their health care. A new study finds that many of these 'health supporters' wish they could understand their loved one's condition better, or get more involved in helping them navigate a long-term illness.
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Viden
Fiskeforbud kan redde truede pingvinerOmråder med fiskeforbud kan forbedre levevilkårene for Sydafrikas brillepingviner, viser ny undersøgelse.
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Nyheder - Forskning - Videnskab
60 millioner kroner til udvikling af supercellerForskere på Københavns Universitet vil ved hjælp af særlige lysstråler...
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Science | The Guardian
Tetrodotoxin: the poison behind the Japanese pufferfish scareThe accidental sale of potentially deadly fugu in Japan has sparked a health scare – and the same poison is now found in European species Gamagori city in Japan was put on alert this week after toxic fish went on sale in a local supermarket. Pufferfish are considered a delicacy in Japan, often eaten raw as sashimi or cooked in soups. But if the fish are not carefully prepared they can be deadly.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Crumpling reduces rigidity in an otherwise stiff material, making it less prone to catastrophic failureGas pressure was applied to a crumpled graphene membrane to cause it to bulge and stiffen. The result? The gas pressure revealed that this atomically thin carbon material—universally assumed to be strong and stiff—has a "softer side." The greater than expected reduction of rigidity with increased crumpling caused researchers to refine their understanding of the material's mechanics.
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Ingeniøren
Meteorit indeholder både vand og organiske molekylerNærmere granskning af meteorsten har ført til det første fund af materiale fra rummet, der på samme tid indeholder vand og de indledende byggesten til liv.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Second giant panda cub born in MalaysiaA giant panda loaned to Malaysia from China has given birth to a second cub during its stay in the Southeast Asian country, zoo officials said Wednesday.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Measuring metabolism in dolphins to calculate their caloric needsA team of researchers from several institutions in the U.S. and one in Spain has measured the metabolism of wild bottlenose dolphins in an effort to better understand their caloric needs. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, the group describes measuring the dolphins, what they found, and explain how their findings can help with conservation efforts.
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Dagens Medicin
Ny ledende overlæge på Medicinsk Afdeling i GlostrupBodil Ørkild tiltræder 1. februar som ny ledende overlæge på Medicinsk Afdeling i Glostrup. Hun håber på flere digitale løsninger i fremtiden.
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Futurity.org
Tiniest wearable sticks on your nail to monitor UV raysThe smallest wearable device in the world fits on a fingernail and precisely measures exposure to UV light from the sun. The device, as light as a raindrop and smaller in circumference than an M&M, is powered by the sun and contains the world’s most sophisticated and accurate UV dosimeter. It debuted Sunday, January 7 at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and will be called UV Sense.
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Live Science
4,000-Year-Old Mummies Are Half Brothers, DNA Analysis ShowsThe finding settles a 111-year-old mystery that began when excavators exhumed the two mummies in Deir Rifeh.
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Science-Based Medicine
Infiltrative PseudoscienceIf you don't think that CAM is the enemy of science in medicine, then you don't understand CAM and its proponents. Don't be fooled by their marketing. They want a return to the pre-scientific days when health gurus could sell any snake oil they want at exorbitant prices, with any hyped claims that they want, without going through all that tedious science.
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South Korean Universities Make Deal with ElsevierA consortium of 300 universities and college libraries had taken a strong stance against the publishing giant's price hikes.
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The Scientist RSS
Image of the Day: Keep a Cool HeadScientists take a close look at how cloven hoofed mammals use selective brain cooling to survive in the heat.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Study says some nursing homes gaming the system to improve their Medicare star ratingsA new study of nursing homes in California, the nation's largest system, by faculty at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Connecticut, found that some nursing homes inflate their self-assessment reporting to improve their score in the Five-Star Quality Rating System employed by Medicare to help consumers.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Majority of US physicians say they're burned out or depressedThis release concerns the first-ever Medscape National Report on Physician Burnout and Depression. This survey includes more than 15,000 physicians in the USA, finding that more than half experience depression, burnout, or both, and that this has an impact on patient care.
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BBC News - Science & Environment
UK firm contracts to service satellitesEffective Space says it will launch "space drones" to prolong the life of telecommunications satellites in orbit.
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Scientific American Content: Global
Are Nonstick Pans Safe?Nonstick pans allow you to cook with less oil and clean-up is a breeze. But are they safe? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Popular Science
The strange side effect of gastric bypass that helps diabeticsFat Month We don't really understand how bariatric surgery improves type 2 diabetes. Obese patients can lose over 50 percent of their body weight following gastric bypass surgery, but the biggest outcome isn't the weight loss.
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Futurity.org
Is there a ‘bilingual advantage’ for kids with autism?Being bilingual may make it easier for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to switch gears from one task to another, according to a new study. “This is a novel and surprising finding,” says senior paper author Aparna Nadig of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill University. “Over the past 15 years there has been a significant debate in the field about whether the
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The Physics of the 69-Degree Intersection That Kills Cyclists in the UKSet up an intersection the wrong way, and an oncoming car can be completely blind to an approaching biker—with fatal consequences.
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Nissan's Brain Wave Project Could Help You Drive by Reading Your MindJust put on this goofy helmet, and the car could know what you'll do before you do it.
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The Atlantic
Camila Cabello, Pop's Understated New StarThe No. 2 song in the country, Camila Cabello’s “Havana,” stands out in the charts in a few ways. There’s the sauntering, salsa-adjacent piano line. There’s the fact that Havana gets rhymed with East Atlanta repeatedly. And there’s Cabello’s singing, sultry but also unconcerned. It’s like she’s telling a story while lying on the couch and fiddling with her phone. Yet she’s also enunciating compre
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Study finds topological materials could boost the efficiency of thermoelectric devicesWhat if you could run your air conditioner not on conventional electricity, but on the sun's heat during a warm summer's day? With advancements in thermoelectric technology, this sustainable solution might one day become a reality.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Study finds children think flexibly about gender identityChildren may think more flexibly about gender identities than previously thought, according to a study by Vanderbilt researchers.
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Scientific American Content: Global
NASA Test Proves Pulsars Can Function as a Celestial GPSExperiment shows how spacecraft could use stellar signals to navigate in deep space without human instruction -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Live Science
Mini 'Gamma Ray Burst' Created in Lab for 1st TimeGamma ray bursts, intense explosions of light, are the brightest events ever observed in the universe – lasting no longer than seconds or minutes.
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Live Science
Gene Location for Paranoia FoundResearchers identified a genetic location linked to paranoia by studying a rare neurogenetic disorder.
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cognitive science
Chatbots are exciting and use the power of machine learning. Here is a small video which will help you understand how and where chatbots can be used. From product recommendations, service booking, inquiries, eCommerce, life and health advice, investing, entertainment to even just talking to.submitted by /u/getengati [link] [comments]
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Dagens Medicin
Styrelse for Patientsikkerhed splittes op i to deleEn ny styrelse for patientklager skal oprettes i Aarhus. Dermed bliver Styrelsen for Patientsikkerhed opdelt i to.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Image: European Columbus module packed up and loaded for transportThe European Columbus module is packed up and loaded for transport to the US in this image from 2006. Built in Turin, Italy, and Bremen, Germany, the completed module was shipped to NASA's facilities in Cape Canaveral, Florida ahead of its February 2008 launch aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
New research reveals religious profanity and homophobic terminology among the most common swearwords used onlineReligious swear words and homophobic phrases are among the most common profanity used in online blogs, new research suggests.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Hormone keys plant growth or stress tolerance, but not bothPlants that grow well tend to be sensitive to heat and drought, and plants that can handle those stresses often have stunted growth. A Purdue University plant scientist has found the switch that creates that antagonism, opening opportunities to develop plants that exhibit both characteristics.
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Dagens Medicin
Patienter indberetter markant flere bivirkningerTidligere stod læger suverænt for flest indberetninger af bivirkninger til Lægemiddelstyrelsen, men nu er omfanget af indberetninger fra patienter og det øvrige sundhedspersoner steget markant, viser en opgørelse.
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Science : NPR
Bright Light, Sonic Boom As Meteor Streaks Across Southern MichiganThe space rock punched through the clouds near Detroit just after 8 p.m. with a boom that shook houses and registered magnitude 2.0 on U.S. Geological Survey instruments. (Image credit: Youtube Mike Austin/via Reuters)
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Can being too social take years off your life? Yes, biologists report, if you're a marmotLarge ground squirrels called yellow-bellied marmots live much longer, on average, if they are less social and more isolated than if they are more social and less isolated, a UCLA-led long-term study has found.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
DNA uncovers humans as the main source of faecal pollution in the DanubeDespite wastewater management and treatment plants, human waste remains the main source of microbial faecal pollution in the river Danube. This is the most notable finding of a comprehensive analysis of faecal pollution in the Danube. The study used a new molecular genetics method that enables the clear differentiation of human microbial faecal pollution from that of animal origin. The currently p
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Scientists digitally preserve important Arkansas dinosaur tracksScientists using laser-imaging technology have documented and digitally preserved the first known set of theropod dinosaur tracks in the state of Arkansas.
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Montmaurin-La Niche mandible reveals the complexity of the Neanderthals' originA team of scientists from the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH) has just published a paper in the journal PLOS ONE on the Middle Pleistocene Montmaurin-La Niche mandible, which reveals the complexity of the origin of the Neanderthals.
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Scientists synthesize nanoparticle-antioxidants to treat strokes and spinal cord injuriesAn international science team has developed an innovative therapeutic complex based on multi-layer polymer nanostructures of superoxide dismutase (SOD). The new substance can be used to effectively rehabilitate patients after acute spinal injuries, strokes, and heart attacks.
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Physicists look for ways to protect satellites' electronic equipment in spaceThe Department of Micro- and Nano-Electronics at the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Russia) has presented a new method of predicting integrated microcircuit failures in outer space. An article on the research has been published by IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science.
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New light on the mysterious origin of Bornean elephantsThe Bornean elephant is a subspecies of the Asian elephant that only exists in a small region of Borneo. Their presence on this southeastern Asian island has been a mystery. Now, in a study published in Scientific Reports, a research team led by Lounès Chikhi and Benoit Goossens has found that elephants might have arrived on Borneo via the last land bridge between the Sunda Islands in Southeast As
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How Colleges Foretold the #MeToo MovementAziz Ansari #MeTooSince the fall, the staggering cascade of sexual-misconduct allegations waged against powerful men—from Hollywood moguls to prominent politicians—has mostly centered on the workplace. But as the nation fixated on the downfalls of Harvey Weinstein, John Conyers, and countless others, what has come to be known as the #MeToo movement has been reverberating on college campuses across the country, too
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Raising a Social-Media StarYouTube Tide VideoWhen then-14-year-old Jonas Bridges ran down the stairs of his Atlanta home shouting, “Dad, I’ve got 1,000 fans!” his father, Rob Bridges, hardly took notice. A few days later Jonas barreled into the living room again, saying, “Dad, I’ve got 3,000 fans now.” Again, his father brushed him off. Several days later, Jonas told his father, “I have 5,000 fans now and if I get to 10,000 I’ll get paid fo
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How Big Data Can Help Rebuild America's Aging InfrastructureWireless sensor networks could tell engineers when key structural elements of bridges, highways and buildings are dangerously weak -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Circadian regulation in the honey bee brainCircadian clocks regulate the behaviour of all living things. Scientists from the University of Würzburg have now taken a closer look at the clock's anatomical structures and molecular processes in the honeybee.
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International study identifies the process of rock formation by meteor strikes or nuclear blastsCoesite is a polymorph of silica that only forms under extremely high pressure—10,000 times more, on average, than normal atmospheric pressure. The presence of coesite indicates either that material has pushed up through Earth's crust from the mantle, or that a comet, meteor or meteorite struck the site. Coesite can also be created in nuclear explosions.
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Critically endangered Sumatran elephant gives birth in IndonesiaA critically endangered Sumatran elephant has given birth to a new calf in Indonesia, the country's conservation agency said Wednesday.
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The Brain's Marauder's MapNeurons in the hippocampi of rats and bats fire in response to their fellow animals’ movements -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Odd behavior of star reveals lonely black hole hiding in giant star clusterAstronomers using ESO's MUSE instrument on the Very Large Telescope in Chile have discovered a star in the cluster NGC 3201 that is behaving very strangely. It appears to be orbiting an invisible black hole with about four times the mass of the sun -- the first such inactive stellar-mass black hole found in a globular cluster and the first found by directly detecting its gravitational pull.
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Redegørelse: Kaotiske vilkår ledte op til tabt udbud på DTUUniversitetet fastholder i en redegørelse at være blevet udsat for urimelige vilkår under konkurrenceudsættelsen af veterinærberedskabet. Fødevarestyrelsen mener, det er noget vrøvl.
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Ali Smith Spins Modernity Into Myth in WinterNothing is more cyclical in Ali Smith’s half-finished quartet of seasonal novels than history, condemned to repeat itself over and over. In both 2017’s Autumn and this year’s Winter , Arthurian legend foreshadows Shakespeare, which predicts the horrors of World War II, whose traumas portend the anti-immigrant sentiment that led to Brexit. Somehow, though, there’s comfort as well as despair in the
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Turning the Hill's 'Me Too' Moment Into LegislationDrip. Representative John Conyers. Drip. Senator Al Franken. Drip. Representative Joe Barton. Drip. Representative Trent Franks. Drip. Representative Blake Farenthold. Drip. Representative Ruben Kihuen. Drip? Congress knows it has a sexual harassment problem. Big time. And members are braced for it to continue plaguing them through the midterms. For weeks, in fact, political Washington has been a
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Ford Is Finally Getting Serious About Making Electric CarsStarting with an $11 billion investment and an SUV to rival Tesla's Model X, called the Mach 1.
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NASA Just Proved It Can Navigate Space Using Pulsars. Where to Now?NASA El Niño WarmingFor years it's been the stuff of science fiction. Now NASA's shown that pulsar navigation works.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Odd behavior of star reveals lonely black hole hiding in giant star clusterAstronomers using ESO's MUSE instrument on the Very Large Telescope in Chile have discovered a star in the cluster NGC 3201 that is behaving very strangely. It appears to be orbiting an invisible black hole with about four times the mass of the Sun—the first such inactive stellar-mass black hole found in a globular cluster and the first found by directly detecting its gravitational pull. This impo
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Researchers develop new class of underwater adhesivesA Korean research team affiliated with UNIST has presented a new type of underwater adhesive that is tougher than the natural biological glues that mussels normally use to adhere to rocks, ships and larger sea creatures. This has attracted much attention as a technology to surpass the limits of conventional chemical-based adhesives that lose adhesion when exposed to moisture or when reused.
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Researchers reveal how the MRSA bacterium handles stressAn international team of researchers has revealed a fundamental mechanism responsible for handling stress in staphylococci when they are exposed to antibiotics. It is expected that the research results can eventually be used to develop new antibiotics that circumvent such stress mechanisms.
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Redshift space distortions measured via quasars in scientific firstThe Extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (eBOSS), the world's largest galaxy survey, is part of Phase IV of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), a major multi-spectral imaging and spectroscopic redshift survey.
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Spørg Scientariet: Hvorfor springer mine sparepærer?Flere læsere spørger til holdbarheden af sparepærer. Dels hvorfor de springer, dels hvad der bliver slidt i dem. Dansk Center for Lys svarer.
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Majority Of National Park Service Board Resigns, Citing Administration IndifferenceThe chairman of the board, former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, said in a letter that the Department of the Interior showed no interest in engaging with board members. (Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP)
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Nordea om API til åbne bankdata: Det nedbryder vores siloerMed API til open banking kan vi undgå forfærdeligt komplekse afhængigheder i it-systemer, fortæller Nordea-chef.
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Thames paddle-boarders try to turn the tide on plasticFloating on the murky waters of the River Thames in London, activist paddle-boarders are trying to rid the waterway of a plague of plastic waste and draw attention to the problem.
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Perovskite solar cells: Perfection not requiredMetal-organic perovskite layers for solar cells are often fabricated using the spin-coating technique on compact substrates. These perovskite layers generally exhibit holes, yet attain astonishingly high levels of efficiency. The reason that these holes do not cause significant short circuits between the front and back contact has now been discovered by a HZB team headed by Dr.-Ing. Marcus Baer in
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Study: Pulsating dissolution found in crystalsWhen German researchers examined time-lapse images of dissolving crystals at the nanoscale, they found a surprise: Dissolution happened in pulses, marked by waves that spread just like ripples on a pond.
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Alzheimer's disease: Neuronal loss very limitedFrequently encountered in the elderly, Alzheimer's is considered a neurodegenerative disease, which means that it is accompanied by a significant, progressive loss of neurons and their nerve endings, or synapses. A joint French and Canadian study published in Scientific Reports now challenges this view.
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New light on the mysterious origin of Bornean elephantsIn a study published in Scientific Reports, a research team led by Lounes Chikhi from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC, Portugal) and CNRS, Universite Paul Sabatier (France), and Benoit Goossens, from Cardiff University (Wales), and Sabah Wildlife Department (Malaysia), found that elephants might have arrived on Borneo at a time of the last land bridge between the Sunda Islands in Southeast As
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Fire læger skal drive klinik på LæsøRegion Nordjylland har sikret sig en aftale om bemanding af regionsklinik på Læsø.
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Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically IllHome health firms sometimes turn away Medicare beneficiaries who have chronic health problems by incorrectly claiming Medicare won't pay for their services, say advocates for patients. (Image credit: Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News)
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Rudkjøbing kolporterer fake newsTør man begynde at håbe på et bedre humør hos lægerne angående 1813?
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Sundhedsministeriet siger ja til almenmedicinsk klinik på sygehusRegion Syddanmark får grønt lys til etablere regionsklinik på Sydvestjysk Sygehus, der skal sikre lægedækning i Esbjerg.
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Grønlands gletschere smelter ekstremt hurtigtDanske forskere har netop kortlagt yderligere 350 grønlandske gletschere og dokumenteret deres...
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Radarproducent har knækket robotkodenEn fuldautomatisk bearbejdningscelle har givet radarproducenten Weibel appetit på flere robotter. I jagten på yderligere markedsandele er næste skridt at indføre kollaborative robotter i elektronikmontagen, lagerautomater og virtuel monitorering af samtlige CNC-maskiner.
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Borgere i Odden vil forvandle børnehave til lægehusBorgerforening i Odden har samlet 270.000 kr. ind til ejendom, der skal renoveres for bl.a. at huse en praktiserende læge og et kommunalt sygeplejecenter.
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Kæmpe mangel på ingeniører i Jylland og på FynFlere store virksomheder, organisationer og kommuner jagter kompetent arbejdskraft. Find drømmejobbet på Fyn eller i Jylland med Jobfinder månedlige liste.
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No adverse health impacts from long term vaping -- StudyA new peer-reviewed clinical trial to be published in the February edition of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology shows that regular use of e-cigarettes does not have any negative health impact on smokers.
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Faktatjek: Udbredt analyse om argentinsk ubåds implodering er ikke bekræftetMange medier gengiver en historie om, at den forsvundne ubåd San Juan imploderede på 400 meters dybde. Men kilden arbejder slet ikke for det amerikanske forsvar.
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Volkswagen clinches record sales in 2017German carmaker Volkswagen said Wednesday it sold a record number of vehicles in 2017, putting it on track to hold on to the title of world's largest carmaker two years after its "dieselgate" emissions scandal.
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EU car sales top 15-mn barrier in 2017: dataThe number of new cars sold in Europe topped the 15-million mark for the first time in a decade in 2017, the bloc's industry body calculated in new data published Wednesday.
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China to step up cryptocurrency crackdownChina is preparing for a new crackdown on cryptocurrency, planning to stamp out remaining trading in the country, according to state media.
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Motion-sensing cameras capture candid wildlife shotsHow does a bighorn sheep say "cheese?"
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Nearly 25 percent of chronic ischemic heart disease patients dead or hospitalized in 6 monthsNearly a quarter of patients with chronic ischemic cardiovascular disease are dead or hospitalized within six months, reports a European Society of Cardiology study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
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Multiplex mass spec assay for small-molecule inhibitors of CD73 with diverse modalitiesA new original research article in SLAS Discovery presents a fast, sensitive, and robust methodology for screening small molecule inhibitors against CD73/Ecto-5'-Nucleotidase, a promising target for developing anti-cancer drugs.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Meteor credited for bright light, noise rattling Michigan (Update)Experts say a bright light and what sounded like thunder in the sky above Michigan was a meteor.
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Hazardous contamination found around lead battery recycling plants in seven African countriesExtensive lead contamination was found in lead battery recycling plants and surrounding communities in seven African countries. The contamination levels in soil ranged up to 14% lead with average concentrations of 2% lead.
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New 'Buck' naked barley: Food, feed, brewResearchers at Oregon State University (OSU) are giving an ancient grain a new life: this barley is naked, but not in an indecent way.
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DR Congo revises mining code to make most of battery-driven cobalt boomAs demand for batteries drives a surge in the price of cobalt, the Democratic Republic of Congo is gearing up to overhaul its mining regulations to harvest more profit from the coveted metal.
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New defenses sought against GPS spoofing attacksCyberattacks with the potential to expose sensitive information and cripple basic services could start with what would seem to be the most harmless of computer functions.
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Groundbreaking experiment will test the limits of quantum theoryScientists from three UK universities are to test one of the fundamental laws of physics as part of a major Europe-wide project awarded more than £3m in funding.
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Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers toldThree-fifths of new cars must be electric by 2030 to meet climate change targets, ministers are told.
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Nemt at dele børneporno på Facebook uden at blive opdagetSmå ændringer i billeder og videoer er alt, der skal til, så Facebook ikke opdager, at du deler dybt ulovligt materiale. Det skyldes, at de genkender videoer på hash-værdier.
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California governor considers one-tunnel water planGov. Jerry Brown's administration is proposing scaling back his troubled plans to redo California's water system, releasing a new plan that would build only one tunnel to ship water from Northern California instead of two, and put Southern and central California water agencies directly in charge of designing and building it.
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Autonomous cars loom, but the Detroit auto show goes onThe North American International Auto Show in Detroit opened to the press this week with one big question hanging in the air: How will autonomous vehicles change the industry?
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'Alien attack' in Tokyo as Space Invaders turns 40Block graphic aliens dropped down the window panes of a Tokyo skyscraper before being blasted into oblivion by enthusiastic gamers celebrating 40 years of the arcade sensation "Space Invaders".
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S. Korea's 'kimchi deficit' hits record highSouth Korea's trade deficit in kimchi, its proud traditional side dish of fermented cabbage, reached an all-time high last year as low-priced Chinese imports flooded the market, statistics showed Wednesday.
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YouTube toughens rules regarding which videos get adsYouTube on Tuesday announced ramped-up rules regarding when it will run ads with videos as it scrambled to quell concerns by brands about being paired with troublesome content.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Genetic discovery may help better identify children at risk for type 1 diabetesSix novel chromosomal regions identified by scientists leading a large, prospective study of children at risk for type 1 diabetes will enable the discovery of more genes that cause the disease and more targets for treating or even preventing it.
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New 'Buck' naked barley: Food, feed, brewResearchers are giving an ancient grain a new life: 'Buck' barley is naked, but not in an indecent way. Naked barley does not require pearling, allowing it to hold onto the bran and whole grain status.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Hazardous contamination found around lead battery recycling plants in 7 African countriesWe collected 118 soil samples from seven African countries and analyzed them for lead. Contamination levels ranged up to 14 percent lead. As the lead battery industry continues to expand, it is expected that the number and size of lead battery recycling plants will increase. There is an immediate need to address ongoing exposures, restrict emissions, and to regulate site closure financing procedur
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Baby brains help infants figure it out before they try it outResearchers at Penn State are using new statistical analysis methods to compare how we observe infants develop new skills with the unseen changes in electrical activity in the brain, or electroencephalography (EEG) power. They found that most babies appear to learn new skills in irregular bursts, while their EEG power grows steadily behind the scenes.
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Timing of spring birdsong provides climate insightsClimate change has scientists worried that birds' annual migration and reproduction will be thrown out of sync with the seasons. Because birds' songs are correlated with their breeding behavior and are easily identifiable to species, monitoring birdsong can be a good way to keep tabs on this possibility, and a new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications takes advantage of this approach
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Genetic drift caught in action in invasive birdsStudies of island bird populations have taught us a lot about evolution, but it's hard to catch birds in the act of naturally colonizing new islands. Instead, a new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances examines what's happened by looking at the genetics of a species that arrived in Hawaii in the 20th century through decidedly unnatural means -- us.
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NYT > Science
Citing ‘Inexcusable’ Treatment, Advisers Quit National Parks PanelThe majority of members of the National Parks System Advisory Board have jointly resigned in protest of Trump administration policies.
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The Atlantic
The Resurgent Threat of White-Supremacist ViolenceAlthough the leaders of the white-supremacist alt-right insist their movement is nonviolent, racist rhetoric and hateful ideas can inspire violence if taken to their logical conclusion. A lone individual, encountering white-supremacist propaganda, can become convinced that it is a cause worth fighting for. Timothy McVeigh read The Turner Diaries , a story of a race war written by a notorious whit
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Timing of spring birdsong provides climate insightsClimate change has scientists worried that birds' annual migration and reproduction will be thrown out of sync with the seasons. Because birds' songs are correlated with their breeding behavior and are easily identifiable to species, monitoring birdsong can be a good way to keep tabs on this possibility, and a new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications takes advantage of this approach
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Genetic drift caught in action in invasive birdsStudies of island bird populations have taught us a lot about evolution, but it's hard to catch birds in the act of naturally colonizing new islands. Instead, a new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances examines what's happened by looking at the genetics of a species that arrived in Hawaii in the twentieth century through decidedly unnatural means—us.
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Researchers find post-fire logging harms spotted owlsWildlife ecologists studying the rare spotted owl in the forests of California have discovered that large, intense wildfires are not responsible for abandonment of breeding territories. Instead, the researchers found that post-fire logging operations, which are common on both private and National Forest lands, most likely caused declines in territory occupancy of this imperiled wildlife species. I
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Sådan scorer du dit drømmejob på under fem minutterEn skarp præsentation er et vigtigt værktøj til jobsamtalen, når du skal sælge dig selv. Karrierekonsulent giver tips til, hvad du bør og bestemt ikke bør gøre, når du på kort tid skal levere en salgstale.
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Biodegradable sensor could help doctors monitor serious health conditionsEngineers have created a biodegradable pressure sensor that could help doctors monitor chronic lung disease, swelling of the brain, and other medical conditions before dissolving harmlessly in a patient's body.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Tracking the impact of early abuse and neglectMaltreatment experienced before age 5 can have negative effects that continue to be seen nearly three decades later, according to a new study.
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Ingeniøren
Landbrugsjord kan lagre lige så meget kulstof, som alle verdens biler, tog og busser udlederVerdens landmænd kan mindske global opvarmning, hvis de ændrer dyrkningsmetoder, så der bliver lagret mere kulstof i jorden, hævder nyt studie. Dansk forsker anerkender metoden, men er skeptisk over for potentialet.
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Weather anomalies accelerate the melting of sea iceResearchers reveal why Arctic sea ice began to melt in the middle of winter two years ago -- and that the increased melting of ice in summer is linked to recurring periods of fair weather.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
No-fishing zones help endangered penguinsSmall no-fishing zones around colonies of African penguins can help this struggling species, new research shows.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Ancient DNA results end 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy mysteryUsing 'next generation' DNA sequencing scientists have found that the famous 'Two Brothers' mummies of the Manchester Museum have different fathers so are, in fact, half-brothers. The Two Brothers are the Museum's oldest mummies and amongst the best-known human remains in its Egyptology collection. They are the mummies of two elite men -- Khnum-nakht and Nakht-ankh -- dating to around 1800 BC.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily
Bright light therapy improves sleep in people treated for cancerResults of a randomized controlled trial suggest that systematic bright light exposure can improve sleep for fatigued people who have been treated for cancer.
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Big Think
What Is the Physiological Basis of the Healing Touch?Around 100 million adults in the United States are affected by chronic pain. What can we do about it? Read More
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
Ancient DNA results end 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy mysteryUsing 'next generation' DNA sequencing scientists have found that the famous 'Two Brothers' mummies of the Manchester Museum have different fathers so are, in fact, half-brothers. The Two Brothers are the Museum's oldest mummies and amongst the best-known human remains in its Egyptology collection. They are the mummies of two elite men -- Khnum-nakht and Nakht-ankh -- dating to around 1800 BC.
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BBC News - Science & Environment
Dolphin diet study gives conservation cluesWild dolphins burn up to 33,000 calories a day, say researchers - equivalent to about 60 salmon portions.
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Live Science
910 Carats! African Diamond Is Fifth Largest EverThe find is the fifth-largest gem-quality diamond ever discovered.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
Ancient DNA results end 4,000-year-old Egyptian mummy mysteryUsing 'next generation' DNA sequencing scientists have found that the famous 'Two Brothers' mummies of the Manchester Museum have different fathers so are, in fact, half-brothers.
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NYT > Science
Trilobites: Where Did Animals With Tail Weapons Go? Here’s a Back StoryNew California State USScientists have identified traits that may have been related to dinosaurs like stegosaurus and ankylosaurus and other animals developing fearsome rear-end weapons.
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Popular Science
Scientists just uncovered the cause of a massive epidemic using 500-year-old teethScience Why is it so hard to pinpoint ancient diseases? Nearly 500 years ago, in what we know call Mexico, a disease started rippling through the population.
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Futurity.org
To cut smoking’s harm, switch to vaping?Alternative nicotine products like e-cigarettes are emerging as a promising option for people who are trying to quit smoking, a new article that focuses on harm minimization and smoking cessation suggests. “…a harm minimization approach recognizes that demanding absolute perfection is often counterproductive…” Harm minimization recognizes that while quitting smoking altogether is ideal, reducing
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Quick quick slow is no-go in crab courtship danceFemale fiddler crabs are sensitive to changes in the speed of a male's courtship display, significantly preferring displays that accelerate to those that are performed at a constant speed or slow down.
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'Heart-on-a-chip' process aims to speed up drug testingTesting new clinical drugs' effect on heart tissue could become quicker and more straightforward, thanks to new research from Harvard University.The study, published today in the journal Biofabrication, sets out a new, faster method for manufacturing a 'heart-on-a-chip,' which can be used to test the reaction of heart tissue to external stimuli.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News
No-fishing zones help endangered penguinsSmall no-fishing zones around colonies of African penguins can help this struggling species, new research shows.
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The Atlantic
Trump Is Transparent About His Health—So Why Not His Finances?During the first year of the Trump administration, the James Brady Briefing Room turned into an arena for excitement unseen since at least the days of Ron Ziegler . Yet Tuesday was still an especially surprising day—in large part because a White House official stepped to the lectern and proceeded to calmly, extensively, and openly answer questions at length from reporters. That official was not P
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New Scientist - News
All other primates live their lives according to a simple ruleHundreds of species of primate all form groups of the same five sizes, suggesting that the ecosystems in which they live strongly shape their lifestyles
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Quick quick slow is no-go in crab courtship danceFemale fiddler crabs are sensitive to changes in the speed of a male's courtship display, significantly preferring displays that accelerate to those that are performed at a constant speed or slow down.
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Frances Ashcroft (Oxford) 2: ATP-sensitive potassium channels & neonatal diabetesFrances Ashcroft and her colleagues have identified mutations in a potassium channel as the cause of neonatal diabetes. Their discovery vastly improved treatment for patients. https://www.ibiology.org/human-disease/neonatal-diabetes/ Talk Overview: Diabetes is a devastating disease which takes an enormous toll on both human life and healthcare spending worldwide. Dr. Frances Ashcroft begins her t
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Frances Ashcroft (Oxford) 1: Diabetes: a global pandemicFrances Ashcroft and her colleagues have identified mutations in a potassium channel as the cause of neonatal diabetes. Their discovery vastly improved treatment for patients. https://www.ibiology.org/human-disease/neonatal-diabetes/ Talk Overview: Diabetes is a devastating disease which takes an enormous toll on both human life and healthcare spending worldwide. Dr. Frances Ashcroft begins her t
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Futurity.org
Jet stream changes linked to Europe’s extreme weatherIncreased fluctuations in the path of the North Atlantic jet stream since the 1960s coincide with more extreme weather events in Europe such as heat waves, droughts, wildfires, and flooding, researchers report. “The heat waves and drought that are related to such jet stream extremes happen on top of already increasing temperatures and global warming…” The new research is the first reconstruction
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Live Science
Rats May Not Be to Blame for Spreading the 'Black Death'Rats get a bad rap for spreading the plague, or Black Death, that killed millions of people in medieval Europe. But they may not be to blame.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
No-fishing zones help endangered penguinsSmall no-fishing zones around colonies of African penguins can help this struggling species, new research shows.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories
'Heart-on-a-chip' process aims to speed up drug testingTesting new clinical drugs' effect on heart tissue could become quicker and more straightforward, thanks to new research from Harvard University.
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Futurity.org
Fresh, frozen embryos offer very similar birth ratesResearchers have found that there is an insignificant difference in live birth rates between in vitro fertilization methods using frozen or fresh embryos. Many women struggling to have a baby turn to in vitro fertilization to improve their chances, but then face further uncertainty and anxiety when confronted with the decision of whether to use frozen or fresh embryos. Researchers monitored 2,157
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The Atlantic
The Atlantic Daily: Hawaii's False Alarm, Trump's Bill of Health, Astrology's ComebackWhat We’re Following ‘THIS IS NOT A DRILL’: A mistakenly sent emergency warning that a ballistic missile was headed for Hawaii caused terror and anger among the state’s residents on Saturday morning. Alia Wong describes the scene. Officials said the alert went out because “somebody clicked the wrong thing on a computer.” The situation could have been worse —a cyberattack or a sensor error. Still,
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The Atlantic
Trump Is Surprisingly HealthyOn Tuesday, the White House physician Ronny L. Jackson announced the results of President Donald Trump’s annual physical at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. After a four-hour exam on Friday, Jackson found that “all clinical data indicates that the president is currently very healthy and that he will remain so for the duration of his presidency.” “He would benefit from a diet that is
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Futurity.org
This ‘highway’ caused an oddly melty Arctic winterNew research identifies the cause of unusual warmth in the Arctic in the winter of 2015-16. During that December, temperatures rose above zero degrees Celsius for several days in parts of the Arctic. Temperatures of up to eight degrees were registered north of Svalbard. Temperatures that high have not been recorded in the winter half of the year since the beginning of systematic measurements at t
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The Atlantic
The President Can Draw a ClockAmid growing speculation about President Trump’s unfitness to hold the nuclear codes he has threatened to use , anyone who was suspicious that he could not identify a camel or draw the face of a clock can rest more easily tonight. This afternoon the president’s physician, Navy Rear Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, said that the president “did exceedingly well” on a test called the Montreal Cognitive Ass
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6-Year-Old Hallucinates After Taking Tamiflu: Why You Shouldn't PanicTamiflu can sometimes cause psychosis. You should probably still take it if your doctor prescribes it.
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Human Fleas and Lice Spread Black DeathA new study suggests that the plague, which killed millions of people, was not transmitted by rats.
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Todd Hoffman Is Out Of Luck And Out Of Ground | Gold Rush#GoldRush | Friday 9p Todd can't pay his crew with the little gold they've been finding in Sacramento and Fairplay shut down. Can Freddy come up with a plan to save the season? 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 Follow us on Twitter: https://twi
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A Series of Incremental StepsA Day in the Life of a Neuroscience Graduate Student When I first got to graduate school, I spent most of each day in one building on campus. Each morning I left my apartment, got on my bike, and followed the same route to the building. At the end of the day it was back onto my bike and down the route home. If a seminar was in an unfamiliar building, I left plenty of time to find my way there, or
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Bowel cancer test may be a much better way to screen for polypsA new blood test seems to be more than twice as good at detecting bowel cancer than the method currently used to screen for polyps and early bowel cancer
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Johann Hari doesn’t know depression’s real causes – no one doesTaking a view on unsettled science is always likely to cause controversy, but the fiery debate Johann Hari's new book has sparked is worth having, says Samantha Murphy
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Healthy, Wealthy, and FriesToday in 5 Lines During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, lawmakers questioned Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen about a White House meeting where President Trump allegedly made vulgar comments about certain countries. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham said the debate over Trump’s comments has become “a s-show,” and later told reporters that White House staffers g
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Turning Soybeans Into Diesel Fuel Is Costing Us BillionsThe law that requires America to turn some of its soybeans into diesel fuel for trucks has created a new industry. But it's costing American consumers about $5 billion each year. (Image credit: Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images)
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Pairing AI with Humans Has Made Glassdoor a Success Story in the War on Trolls
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Archaeologists Begin Search for Tomb of King Tut's WifeNobody knows when King Tut's wife died, or even how she died, but they have an idea about where she was buried.
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Magnetically applied MicroRNAs could one day help relieve constipationMicro metal beads and magnets help deliver a biologic where it's needed to improve constipation or rectoanal incontinence in animal models of the disorders.
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Stronger, able older adults have better outcomes when hospitalized with critical illnessesUntil now, the role of strength before hospitalization has not been well-studied. To fill this knowledge gap, a research team created a study. The study was to learn how older adults' strength before they became ill affected how long they stayed in the hospital after being admitted to an ICU. They also learned whether or not the older adults died while in the hospital or within a year after discha
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Biodegradable sensor could help doctors monitor serious health conditionsUniversity of Connecticut engineers have created a biodegradable pressure sensor that could help doctors monitor chronic lung disease, swelling of the brain, and other medical conditions before dissolving harmlessly in a patient's body.
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Tracking the impact of early abuse and neglectMaltreatment experienced before age 5 can have negative effects that continue to be seen nearly three decades later, according to a new study led by Lee Raby, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Utah.
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Bright light therapy improves sleep in people treated for cancerResults of a randomized controlled trial suggest that systematic bright light exposure can improve sleep for fatigued people who have been treated for cancer.
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Plantwatch: from snowdrops to rare orchids – plant theft is a crimeSome of our favourite wildflowers are threatened by thieves digging up the bulbs, and thieves have made at least one orchid extinct in Britain Snowdrops are appearing, but in recent years they have become so popular it’s led to snowdrop bulbs being stolen from the wild and from gardens to sell on the black market. This is part of a much wider trend. From the theft of snowdrops and bluebells to ra

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