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Jesper Theilgaard om klimaet: Toget er kørtEfter tre årtier med vejrudsigter, har meteorologen valgt at råbe op. Klimaforandringerne skubber til verdensordenen, og vi gør ingenting. Nu prøver Jesper Theilgaard.
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GRAFIK: Tåge-harpe høster vand fra tynd luftI jordens tørre områder, fra Sahara til Andesbjergene, har man længe brugt specialdesignede net til at opsamle vand fra tåge – men nu har forskere fra et universitet i Blacksburg, Virginia opfundet et nyt og mere effektivt design.
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Computing: Design for magnetoelectric device may improve memoryConventional memory devices use transistors and rely on electric fields to store and read out information. An alternative approach uses magnetic fields, and a promising version relies on the magnetoelectric effect which allows an electric field to switch the magnetic properties of the devices. Existing devices, however, tend to require large magnetic and electric fields. One potential solution is
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A molecular dance of phospholipid synthesisThe most abundant molecule in cell membranes is the lipid phosphatidylcholine (PC, commonly known as lecithin); accordingly, the enzymes responsible for synthesizing it are essential. Research used computer simulations to gain insights into how one of these enzymes activates and shuts off PC production.
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Simulation technique models material-aging processImagine if engineers could build structures with materials that do not degrade over time. Researchers have proposed a new simulation technique that could help engineers do just that.
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Engineered polymer membranes could be new option for water treatmentThe world's freshwater resources are in short supply. According to the United Nations, water scarcity affects an estimated 1.9 billion people and 2.1 billion people live with drinking water services that are not safely managed. The critical point of water scarcity has led scientists to look for new and efficient ways to make the most of nontraditional sources, including sea water, brackish water a
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May the forest be with you: GEDI moves toward launch to space stationGEDI (pronounced like 'Jedi,' of Star Wars fame) is a first-of-its-kind laser instrument designed to map the world's forests in 3-D from space. These measurements will help fill in critical gaps in scientists' understanding of how much carbon is stored in the world's forests, the potential for ecosystems to absorb rising concentrations of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere, and the impact of for
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Fifteen percent of osteoporosis patients who take 'drug holidays' suffer bone fracturesA new study has found that 15.4 percent of patients who take so-called 'drug holidays' from osteoporosis drugs called bisphosphonates experienced bone fractures. During a six-year follow-up period, the yearly incidence of fractures ranged from 3.7 percent to 9.9 percent, with the most fractures occurring during the fourth and fifth years.
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Insight into potential new strategy to target skin diseases like psoriasisResearch has shown that targeting metabolism in growing cells holds promise for the treatment of skin diseases like psoriasis that are characterized by skin overgrowth resulting from excess cell division, known as hyperproliferation.
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Link between crystal methamphetamine and immune changes in HIVA researcher has found that the use of stimulants, such as methamphetamine, can negatively affect the health of HIV-positive persons even when they are adhering to medical treatment. This study indicates that stimulants affect pathways in the immune system that allow HIV to become more active and could expand the reservoir.
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Genomics is disrupting the healthcare sectorAffordable, rapid DNA sequencing is causing a revolution in medicine and healthcare globally -- and it's happening now, says researchers.
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Identity of brain stem cells clarifiedThe human nervous system is a complex structure that sends electrical signals from the brain to the rest of the body, enabling us to move and think. Unfortunately, when brain cells are damaged by trauma or disease they don't automatically regenerate. This can lead to permanent disability.
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To treat pain, you need to treat the patientPeople in chronic pain are some of the most difficult patients to treat. Clinicians found that an in-depth questionnaire can help immensely.
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Less is more when it comes to developing bigger brainsThe superior size and complexity of the human brain compared to other mammals may actually originate from fewer initial starting materials, new research has suggested.
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Dan­cer's brains re­act quickly to changes in mu­sicProfessional dancers' brains react more quickly to changes in music than those of professional musicians. Dancers' brain functions also differ in long-term listening of music.
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Agroecology: A better alternative in Sub-Saharan AfricaAgroecology is a better alternative than large-scale agriculture, both for the climate and for small farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to researcher. This agricultural model preserves biodiversity and safeguards food supply while avoiding soil depletion.
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How artificial intelligence can detect – and create – fake newsWhen Mark Zuckerberg told Congress Facebook would use artificial intelligence to detect fake news posted on the social media site, he wasn’t particularly specific about what that meant. Given my own work using image and video analytics , I suggest the company should be careful. Despite some basic ... Read More
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Don't want to be hit for extras on your flight? Bots—and FIU—could helpIf the complexities of booking flights is making you long for a road trip, some robot relief is on the way.
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The Metonymy of MatricesA matrix is an array of numbers, but it represents so much more -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Al Franken returns to spotlight with cybersecurity speechAl Franken edged back into the spotlight Tuesday, speaking at a cybersecurity conference in Lisbon, Portugal, four months after resigning from the U.S. Senate amid sexual misconduct allegations.
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New Mexico: fossilized tracks point to ice age hunters who tracked giant slothTracks in White Sands national monument suggest hunters tracked 8ft creature with long arms and sharp claws – but it’s unclear why Researchers studying a trail of fossilized footprints on a remote New Mexico salt flat have determined that the tracks tell the story of a group of ice age hunters stalking a giant sloth. Scientist David Bustos said the tracks, both adult and children’s footprints fou
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What Does an Infamous Biohacker’s Death Mean for the Future of DIY Science?Aaron Traywick lived life as a spectacle with all cameras rolling, so for those who knew him, it wasn’t surprising that his death was shrouded in spectacle and controversy, too. At just 28, Traywick was among the most infamous figures in the world of biohacking—the grandiose CEO of a tiny company called Ascendance Biomedical whose goal was to develop and test new gene therapies without the expens
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These puppies may be Maryland's first cloned dogs, and superheroes in their own rightA Bel Air woman loves her long-haired chihuahua so much that she paid a Texas animal cloning company $50,000 so that her dog—or a version of him—will be at her side forever.
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Eberth and Evans's Hadrosaurs, a Book Review, Part 2Final thoughts on that big book about hadrosaurs... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Tech firm offers new hires student loan assistance to make Bay Area more affordableSexy office perks like free food, gym classes and tropical retreats are so last year. These days, a growing number of companies are offering employees a more practical incentive—helping them pay off their student loans.
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Ediacara Biota flourished in bacterially rich marine habitatsResearchers have used biomarkers in ancient rocks to learn more about the environmental conditions and food sources that sustained the Ediacara Biota.
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New approach for treating neuropathic painNeuropathic pain is the chronic, pathological pain that continues even when the cause of pain is removed. Causes include damage to nerve cells and medicines used to treat cancer. Scientists have discovered a novel therapeutic that appears to interrupt the signaling cascades in the body required for multiple forms of neuropathic pain.
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Stable packing behavior in disperse disksPhysicists have proven that random packings of disks of the same size between parallel walls always form a periodic structure, regardless of the width of the container. The results should help scientists to better understand the packing properties of microparticles.
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Eberth and Evans's Hadrosaurs, a Book Review, Part 1A big book on a big group of big dinosaurs... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Racing can be fatal to horsesResearchers examined 1,713 cases of racehorse deaths from 2003 to 2015, and found racing was connected to some of the deaths.
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Gut check: Metabolites shed by intestinal microbiota keep inflammation at bayResearchers have elucidated a mechanism by which 'good' bacteria that reside in our gastrointestinal tract can help protect us from inflammation, and how their disruption (dysbiosis) can increase the susceptibility of the liver to more harmful forms of disease. Their study identified two key metabolites produced by the bacteria in mice that modulate inflammation in the host and could ultimately re
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Osteoporosis drug could be used to treat aggressive form of breast cancer, researchers sayResearchers have discovered that an enzyme called UGT8 drives the progression of basal-like breast cancer, an aggressive form of the disease that is largely untreatable. But the study reveals that the widely used osteoporosis drug zoledronic acid inhibits UGT8 and prevents the spread of basal-like breast cancer in mice, suggesting that this drug could also be used to treat the disease in humans.
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Minorities widely underrepresented in autism diagnosesResearchers have found in an analysis that minorities were widely underrepreseted in autism identifications in 2014. The levels vary by state, but run counter to the claim that minorities are overrepresented in all areas of special education and show that many students of color are not getting services that could be beneficial.
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First robotic system plays tic tac toe to improve task performanceResearchers have demonstrated for the first time the feasibility of a robotic system that plays Tic Tac Toe with rehabilitation patients to improve real-life task performance.
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How low is too low? Experts debate blood pressure targets in post-SPRINT eraFollowing the landmark SPRINT trial, there is a growing body of evidence for reducing systolic blood pressure targets, resulting in the development of new US guidelines. However, this has led to many questions about the impact of such fundamental changes in blood pressure management, and whether they should be implemented in other constituencies. Two new studies assess the benefits and costs of in
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Targeted 'click-to-release' chemotherapy gives good results in miceScientists have developed a new technique for the targeted delivery of chemotherapy for tumors in cases where this was previously very difficult. By way of the controlled 'click-to-release' of the chemotherapy drug from its tumor-binding carrier, the chemotherapy can be activated at the right location.
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Working together key to weight loss in relationshipsCouples who are trying to lose weight could be putting their relationship under strain by using unsuitable strategies to achieve their weight loss goals, a new study suggests.
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Gait assessed with body-worn sensors may help detect onset of Alzheimer's diseaseBody-worn sensors used at home and in clinic by people with mild Alzheimer's to assess walking could offer a cost-effective way to detect early disease and monitor progression of the illness.
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Walnuts impact gut microbiome and improve healthDiets rich in nuts, such as walnuts, have been shown to play a role in heart health and in reducing colorectal cancer. According to a new study, the way walnuts impact the gut microbiome -- the collection of trillions of microbes or bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract -- may be behind some of those health benefits.
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UK Regulators Demand Cambridge Analytica Hand Over User DataDavid Carroll, a professor at Parsons School of Design, might finally get to see everything Cambridge Analytica knows about him.
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NASA InSight Kicks Off 6-Month Journey To MarsThe InSight Mars lander was successfully launched on Saturday morning, by an Atlas V rocket taking off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. It will gather data on Mars' interior. (Image credit: David McNew/Getty Images)
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Ketamine ingredient improves severe depression in large trialA trial of a nasal spray containing an ingredient of the drug ketamine has had positive but modest results in people with severe depression
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Increased nerve activity may raise blood pressure in anxietySympathetic nerve activity to skeletal muscle blood vessels -- a function of the nervous system that helps regulate blood pressure -- increases during physiological and mental stress in people with chronic anxiety, a new study finds. Over time, this response may increase the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease, although the study did not test this specifically.
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Newly-discovered anti-inflammatory substances may potentially treat variety of diseasesResearchers have discovered a new family of substances which has been found to display highly potent activity against the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines and the toxicity induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS). The novel compounds synthesized and evaluated belong to a family of low molecular weight substances named indolines. In early experiments, these compounds have shown promising activ
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Plants get a brace to precisely shed flowers and leavesSpring. As a delicate wind blows, pink cherry blossom petals leave branches by flying in the air. It sounds like the setting of a romantic movie, but it is actually the research topic. Biologists are keen on studying this as the mechanism of such process is far from clear. Spoiling the magic, each of the falling petals leaves behind a little open cut, which might be prone to infection. The same ha
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A potentially cheap, efficient and eco-friendly system for purifying natural gasFundamental researchers have proposed a novel two-part system for separating impurities from natural gas. Natural gas primarily contains methane, but impurities in the gaseous mixture need to be removed before the methane can be put into the pipeline. The newly proposed purification system combines two separation methods and, in principle, promises to improve performance, reduce costs and diminish
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Nation's first cardiac ablation with mapping system recently cleared by the FDA performed at Penn MedicineAfter eight years of failed treatment for persistent atrial fibrillation (AF), a New Jersey patient became the first patient in the United States to undergo cardiac ablation -- a procedure in which an electrophysiologist will scar or destroy tissue in the heart that's allowing incorrect electrical signals to cause an abnormal heart rhythm -- using an intraoperative imaging and mapping system recen
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Discovery of gene of extra chromosome boosts zebra finch biologyResearchers have identified the first gene of the germline-restricted chromosome in zebra finches, a finding that could pave the way for further research into what makes a bird male or female.
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New approach to starve p53 deficient tumorsResearchers recently discovered an alternative metabolic pathway that might be used by cancer cells to survive nutrient deprivation. Targeting these proteins to disrupt autophagy in cancer cells is an exciting therapeutic strategy that could minimize toxicity.
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Fasting boosts stem cells' regenerative capacityAge-related declines in stem cell function can be reversed by a 24-hour fast, according to a new study. Biologists found fasting dramatically improves stem cells' ability to regenerate, in both aged and young mice.
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Massive 'Dead Zone' in the Arabian Sea Is the Biggest in the WorldRemotely operated submarines mapped the largest ocean "dead zone" on Earth.
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This Is What Killed Medieval Sultan Who Conquered Jerusalem During the CrusadesWhat killed the sultan Saladin, who famously unified the Muslim world during the 12th century, recaptured Jerusalem from the Christians and helped spark the Third Crusade? Until now, it was a mystery.
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Sci-Fi's Mind-Blowing Cities Never Fail to FascinateScience fiction writers have dreamed up some amazing places.
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Neurons use a single switch to decide whether to make or break new connectionsVisualizing the signals that make brain cells connect reveals new insights into the developing brain.
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A new model for communication in plant cellsA study suggests a new model for how glutamate receptor-like proteins (GLRs) function in plant cells. Working with Arabidopsis thaliana pollen cells, the researchers found that GLRs form the basis of a complex communication network inside individual plant cells. Their findings also suggest that GLRs rely on another group of proteins, called 'cornichon' proteins, to shuttle GLRs to different locati
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Revealing the remarkable nanostructure of human boneUsing advanced 3D nanoscale imaging of the mineral in human bone, research teams have shown that the mineral crystals of bone have a hierarchical structure integrated into the larger-scale make-up of the skeleton.
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Madagascar periwinkle research uncovers pathway to cancer-fighting drugsPlant scientists have taken the crucial last steps in a 60-year quest to unravel the complex chemistry of Madagascar periwinkle in a breakthrough that opens up the potential for rapid synthesis of cancer-fighting compounds.
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Facebook F8: Four things you need to know about the conferenceHere are the four biggest announcements from Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook's annual F8 conference for software developers on Tuesday.
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First company to $1 trillion: Apple zeroes in on historic market cap for ultimate 'icing on the cake'For the past few months, Apple has flirted with the possibility of becoming the first company ever to reach the once-thought-impossible $1 trillion market capitalization.
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Swiss Guards: World's oldest standing army gets new headgearThe world's oldest standing army is getting some new headgear.
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Program that studies Lake Champlain qualifies for up to $1MTwo decades after the diminutive Lake Champlain was ridiculed for its brief listing in federal law as one of the Great Lakes, a program that studies the lake has won a designation that could more than double its government funding—up to $1 million annually.
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NASA blasts off Mars-bound spaceship, InSight, to study quakesNASA on Saturday launched its latest Mars lander, called InSight, designed to perch on the surface and listen for "Marsquakes" ahead of eventual human missions to explore the Red Planet.
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A Glorious Milestone for Albert PujolsToday’s Los Angeles Angels are stocked with sensations. They have Mike Trout , the consensus best player in the world. Shohei Ohtani , the two-way star who makes history seemingly every week. Andrelton Simmons, one of the most impressive defensive players of this century. And somewhere down the list, lost among his of-the-moment teammates, Albert Pujols, the man who not long ago thumped so many h
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Strømforsyning til Mars er dansk designNASA’s nye Mars-mission, som lørdag blev sendt op fra Californien, er afhængig af en dyr dims fra Danmark. Men der er en reserve med.
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Drone Swarms, North Korean Antivirus, and More Security News This WeekBad drones, boobytrapped North Korean antivirus, and more of the week's top security news.
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Sniffing and Peeking at MarsThe ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter gets into position and takes some new pictures -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Nuclear Deal Makes America Complicit in Iranian CrimesEditor’s Note: This article is part of a debate about whether to stay in the Iran deal. Read the other entries here . The fundamental question when discussing a nuclear deal with Tehran is this: Are you prepared to fight over it? If not, then any deal is a good deal. This willingness to go to the mat also affects whether you are prepared to push back against the clerical regime in the Middle East
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Don't Count on Regime Change to Stop Iran's Nuclear ProgramEditor’s Note: This article is part of a debate about whether to stay in the Iran deal. Read the other entries here . It now looks like President Trump intends to withdraw from the nuclear deal, with the support of critics like Reuel Marc Gerecht, who enumerated in The Atlantic what he sees as the deal’s flaws. To sum up, as I understand it, Gerecht would have only accepted, and would now only ac
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The Best Social Anxiety Hacks for Any OccasionSavvy Psychologist Dr. Ellen Hendriksen shares her top 3 social anxiety hacks to help you feel comfortable and confident -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Nasa launches InSight lander on mission to Mars - videoThe Mars InSight lander will take more than six months to travel the 300m miles to Mars where it will start geological excavations. It will dig deeper into Mars than ever before – about 5 metres – to record the planet’s temperature. It will also place a hi-tech seismometer on the surface of the planet to try to measure quakes • Nasa launches InSight spacecraft to explore the insides of Mars Conti
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Iværksættere utilfredse med forenklingsudspilEt udspil til nyt erhvervsfremmesystem skal rydde op i et net af støttepuljer og fjerne landets fire innova­tionsmiljøer. En rigtig dårlig idé, lyder det fra miljøerne.
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Fire iværksættere forsvarer innovationsmiljøerneIværksættermiljøet vender sig imod planerne om en forenkling og centralisering af iværksætterstøtten. Her fortæller fire iværksættere hvorfor.
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The NRA Is Still a Staple of Daily American LifeNRA Donald Trump ParklandEven after the impassioned response to the school shooting in February in Parkland, Florida, the NRA is not struggling with popularity or support: The group’s membership has reportedly risen in recent months. In March, its political-victory fund raised the most money in the course of a single month that it has in 15 years, bringing in a total of nearly $2.4 million. Indeed, as the NRA hosts its n
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Why Do So Few Women Write Letters to the Editor?This article is a sample of the exclusive stories written for members of The Masthead, the membership program from The Atlantic ( find out more ). In America, letters to the editor have been around as long as newspapers. They represent one of the country’s most basic modes of political engagement, accessible—at least in theory—to all. They are also written, overwhelmingly, by men. Editors I conta
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Letters: How Should We Talk About Migration Policy?The Refugee Detectives In The Atlantic ’s April issue, Graeme Wood wrote about Germany’s high-stakes effort to sort people fleeing death from opportunists and pretenders. I research refugee flows in the Middle East and teach courses about refugees and human rights at Johns Hopkins, and I found Graeme Wood’s recent article to have some important problems that I wish to draw your attention to. Wood
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Live-Streaming the Apocalypse With NRATVJesse Lenz N RATV, the online streaming service of the National Rifle Association, first impinged upon me in July of last year. There she was one morning, on my computer screen: a dark-haired woman giving off a blue-white afterlife aura, against a black background, chanting a strange and vehement rosary of disdain: “They use their media to assassinate real news. They use their schools to teach ch
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Nasa's InSight rocket takes off for MarsThe US space agency has launched its latest mission, heading for the interior of the Red Planet.
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Surfers Head Inland To Compete On Machine-Made California WavesAt Surf Ranch, built by 11-time World Surf League Champion Kelly Slater, waves are made by a machine, perfectly engineered for surfing. (Image credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
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Meet the ancestors… the two brothers creating lifelike figures of early manDutch twins Adrie and Alfons Kennis are showing their uncanny models in museums all over Europe. Adrie discusses how their creations are realised and the extreme reactions they can provoke Identical twins with a combined age of 102, Adrie and Alfons Kennis are among Europe’s most sought-after – and controversial – hominid palaeo-artists: sculptors of lifesize reconstructions of early humans. Worki
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Space Photos of the Week: A Tale of Two GalaxiesThe Large Magellanic Cloud is actually rather small, and NGC 2655 is a blobby "lenticular" shape.
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Apple Beats Headphone Sale: Studio3, Solo3, PowerBeats (and Other Tech Deals)The new Beats Studio3 Wireless and other headphones are on sale, along with other great deals this weekend.
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The Fascination of What's Difficult – Kristen Radtke – Think Again #146 (LIVE)Ruinophilia. The science of loneliness. Live at UntitledTown Book and Author Festival, Green Bay, Wisconsin Read More
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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending May 5, 2018)This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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The "Clips" Camera Just Might Be the Weirdest Product EverGoogle's new camera decides what to photograph, based on AI algorithms -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Nasa launches InSight spacecraft to explore the insides of Mars$1bn mission blasts off from California instead of Florida Scientists hope three-legged craft will probe interior of red planet A robotic geologist armed with a hammer and quake monitor rocketed toward Mars on Saturday, aiming to land on the red planet and explore its mysterious insides. Related: Nasa mission to map Mars interior will launch this weekend Continue reading...
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The Family Weekly: Care and CompromiseThis Week in Family While the U.S. has been reluctant to outlay large amounts of public funding for child care, other countries have taken more aggressive approaches: The Canadian province of Quebec is in the midst of a decades-long experiment that provides generous family leave and a highly subsidized child-care system. But the experiment has its challenges: Quebec has had to start supplementing
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A look inside MarsIllustrator and planetary scientist James Tuttle Keane explains the significance of Nasa's new mission.
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In Case You Missed ItTop news from around the world -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Elon Musk's Ire Reveals a Wall Street-Silicon Valley DivideWall Street doesn't understand visionary CEOs, who don't want to be bothered with pesky questions about earnings and cash flow.
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Lockheed Martin's Drone-Killing Mini Missile Weighs Just 5 PoundsMiniature Hit-to-Kill missile is meant to defend against nimble threats like drones and mortars.
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Georgia Hacking Bill SB315 Gets Cybersecurity All WrongGeorgia's SB315 discourages security research and encourages hacking back—meaning it's exactly backwards.
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The UK's biggest outdoor tulip crop grown in NorfolkThe millions of flowers have created a blaze of colour on the Norfolk landscape, but they're destined to meet a violent end.
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Dear White People Is Both Timely and Timeless“Something’s changed,” Sam (Logan Browning) tells her best friend Joelle (Ashley Blaine Featherson) in the first episode of the new season of Dear White People . “Logic, reason, discourse. It’s out the window now.” In a pop-cultural landscape that’s been suffused with explicit political references over the past year, Season 2 of Justin Simien’s Netflix series is unusual in that it never mentions
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Puerto Rico Enters a New Age of AusterityAcross the globe, strikes and protests are regular features of each May Day, which marks International Workers’ Day. Sometimes, these protests function as pressure valves, an opportunity for people in the international working classes to air grievances and demand better conditions. But other times, the demonstrations represent something more — sounding warnings against significant inflections in
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BMW satser stort med nyt center for selvkørende bilerDen tyske bilgigant har åbnet et 23.000 kvadratmeter stort campus for selvkørende teknologi. 1.800 mennesker skal her udvikle den teknologi, der skal erstatte mennesket bag rattet.
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Turing's water filter could soon be used to save the world's water problemsThe mathematician and codebreaker invented a water filter that only just got build recently. Could it make the ocean's drinkable? Read More
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NASA’s Mars InSight Mission Launches for Six-Month JourneyPropelled by a predawn rocket launch from California on Saturday, the spacecraft will study the deep interior of the red planet, contributing to understanding of how planets form.
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A Simple Way to Improve a Billion Lives: EyeglassesIt’s the biggest health crisis you’ve never heard of. Doctors, philanthropists and companies are trying to solve it.
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InSight Will Plumb the Depths of MarsMars NASA InSight EarthNASA’s InSight spacecraft is heading to Mars to listen for marsquakes and probe the geological heart of the planet.
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3 Black Teenage Scientists Had A Breakthrough, Then Came The TrollsNPR's Scott Simon reflects on the hatred expressed online for three African-American high school girls who entered a science competition. (Image credit: Vinny Mwano/Courtesy of Inclusive Innovation Incubator)
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TEST DIG SELV Junkfood, usikker sex og klimasvineri: Du ved, det er forkert – men gør du det alligevel?Du ved som regel godt, hvad du burde gøre: For samfundet, for klimaet og din egen sundheds skyld. Tast dine oplysninger og se, om du gør ting, du ikke burde.
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The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli review – no difference between past and futureThe author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics has written a vivid account of how we make time and other profound puzzles Time is a commodity: ours to buy, spend, save, keep, mark or waste. Time has volition: it flies, drags, stands still. The verbs alone suggest that we have always understood time as subjective, something experienced according to individual circumstance. But they also suggest we m
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'Marsquake' monitor due to fly to Mars in Nasa missionScientists at Imperial College London have spent more than 25 years developing the device.
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Spørg Scientariet: Hvorfor skal mine apps opdateres så ofte?En læser undrer sig over, at hans mobil kører opdateringer i ét væk. Adjunkt på NBI og chef hos MobilePay forklarer hvorfor.
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Google self-driving van involved in crash in Arizona, driver injured (Update)A self-driving van that was part of Google's tests in Arizona was involved in an accident Friday when a car being driven by a human swerved to avoid another human-driven car and crashed into it.
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Hawaii's Kilauea volcano jolts with lava, quakes and gasSputtering lava, strong earthquakes and toxic gas jolted the southern part of the Big Island of Hawaii as magma shifted underneath a restless Kilauea volcano.
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One scientist's 30-year quest to get under Mars' skinPhilippe Lognonne has waited three decades to hear the heartbeat of Mars.
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Toyota invests Can$1.4 billion in Canada plantsToyota announced Friday it would invest Can$1.4 billion ($1.09 billion) in two factories in central Canada where the Japanese manufacturer plans to build its largest hybrid hub in North America.
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NASA counts down to liftoff of Mars lander, InSightNASA counted down Saturday to the long-awaited launch of its latest Mars lander, InSight, designed to perch on the surface of the Red Planet and listen for "Marsquakes."
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Rigtig mænd spiser (for meget) kødEgentlig ved vi godt, at vores storforbrug af kød er dårligt for klima og helbred. Men vi har jo brug for kød - tror vi.
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Nasas nye Mars-projekt skal give forskerne mulighed for at "stirre dybt ind i planeten"I dag sender Nasa et fartøj mod Mars, og håbet er at få et kig dybt ind i den røde planets indre.
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What killed history's most famous people? Medical sleuths gather to investigateHow did Saladin, Darwin and Lenin die? And could we have saved them if they were struck by the same ailment today? Historical pathologists meet to find out Whether it is a mysterious fever or sudden incapacitation – even today, diagnosing quite what has carried someone off can leave doctors scratching their heads. But every year a group of academics gather to embrace an even tougher challenge: ca
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Country diary: a rock saga played out on the sea frontBarns Ness, East Lothian: Pools teem with tiny creatures and fossilised coral demands attention – the whole place is dense with life, old and new Out on the headland at Barns Ness, the strand is pitted with rockpools and slung with seaweed of all textures. Bladderwrack and fleecy gutweed and long-tailed oarweed and sugar kelp lie heaped upon one another, slick and slippery underfoot. The pools th
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Placental ALLO levels rise during pregnancy and peak as fetuses approach full termThe placenta ramps up ALLO production in the second trimester of pregnancy and achieves peak production just as fetuses approach full term, according to multi-institutional research presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2018 annual meeting.
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EPO protects preemies' brains by modifying genes essential for generating new brain cellsGenetic analyses conducted by a multi-institutional research team finds that EPO may work its neuroprotective magic by modifying genes essential for regulating growth and development of nervous tissue as well as genes that respond to inflammation and hypoxia.
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COstatus monitor provides direct measure of neonates' cardiac outputClinicians at Children's National Health System hypothesized that COstatus monitors could offer a way to directly measure cardiac output among neonates. The COstatus monitor -- a minimally invasive way to measure hemodynamics -- captures cardiac output, total end diastolic volume, active circulation volume and central blood volume.
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Which targeted nutritional approaches can bolster micro-preemies' brain development?The volume of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and calories consumed by very vulnerable preemies significantly contributes to increased brain volume and white matter development, however additional research is needed to determine specific nutritional approaches that best support these infants' developing brains, according to research to be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies 2018 annu
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Depression among parents of newborns can persist 6 months after NICU dischargeYoung parents who have less education and care for more than one child are more likely to have persistent symptoms of depression that linger six months after their newborn is discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit, according to a Children's National Health System research presentation during the Pediatric Academic Societies 2018 annual meeting.
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Stricter state firearms laws associated with lower pediatric mortality rates from firearmsStates with stricter firearm laws have lower rates of firearm-related deaths in children, according to cross-sectional analyses to be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies 2018 annual meeting.
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Long-term effects of pre-birth exposure to anti-depressants 12 years laterThis study investigates the complex relationships between pre-birth exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants, and thinking and attention skills in 12-year-olds.
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New studies measure screen-based media use in childrenScreen-based media are increasingly prevalent in children's lives beginning in infancy, with different aspects linked to potential benefits and developmental/health risks. Related study is the first to use MRI to explore the influence of story format (audio, illustrated, animated) on the engagement of brain networks supporting language, visual imagery and learning in preschool-age children.
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Few transgender teens and parents willing to delay hormone therapy to preserve fertilityFertility preservation is an important issue to address with transgender and gender non-conforming youth and their families prior to starting gender-affirming hormones. However, little is known about transgender youths' and their parents' attitudes about fertility preservation.
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Reduction in federal funding could reduce quality of specialized pediatric careAlthough Medicaid/CHIP are directed at providing health services for low-income children, the potential impact of reduced Medicaid/CHIP spending on regionalized systems of hospital care for seriously ill children remains unexplored.
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Study shows early family and community support are essential to children's academic successAdverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with poor outcomes in adults. The impact of ACEs on school performance and factors that may be protective are not well studied. The objective of this study was to determine if there was an association of ACEs and protective familial and community factors with school performance and attitudes in children ages 6-17.
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Factors associated with sexual coercion among adolescents in rural communitiesConsent is essential to healthy adolescent relationships, and sexual coercion is associated with poor sexual health outcomes. Modifiable predictors are poorly understood, particularly among adolescents in rural areas who may have less access to sexual health resources.
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Majority of late preterm infants suffer from morbidities resulting in hospital stayLate preterm infants constitute 70 percent of the preterm population. Common neonatal morbidities are higher in this group compared to term infants. Although this increased risk is attributed to physiological immaturity, recent studies indicate that immaturity itself may not be the sole cause of morbidity as all premature infants experience this risk, but suffer different outcomes.
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New study examines urban-rural residence and rates of child physical abuse hospitalizationsRural counties have higher child poverty and less access to social services. The limited existing literature is conflicting on how child physical abuse (CPA) rates may vary across the urban-rural spectrum. Understanding these population-level data could inform policy and CPA prevention strategies.
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Training pediatricians critical to improving quality of care for transgender youthTraining pediatricians is critical to improving quality of care for increasing number of transgender youth in the US receiving medical services. This research examines gender dysphoria-related claims and pediatric primary care providers' knowledge, attitudes and skills in caring for transgender youth.
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Correlation between secondhand marijuana and tobacco smoke exposure and children ED visitsMarijuana is the most commonly used illicit substance in the US. Secondhand marijuana smoke (SHMS) exposure and its subsequent impact on child health have not been studied. The objective of this study was to determine association between SHMS exposure and rates of emergency department visitation, and rates of tobacco sensitive conditions (asthma, otitis media and viral respiratory infections).
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Mothers of children born with NAS are more likely to experience mental health problemsWomen with a history of substance use disorders (SUD) have a high incidence of coexisting psychiatric and mood disorders as well as difficulty managing adversity. These characteristics may affect the ability of a pregnant woman with a history of SUD to cope with an infant with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), particularly one with a protracted neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) course, exacerb
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Study uses eye tracking to assess receptive language in childrenThe objective of this study was to assess feasibility of using eye tracking as a tool for evaluating receptive language in children with profound expressive language delays, in term infants post perinatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and ex premature infants, as compared to typically developing children.
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At-risk adolescents are less likely to express depression on social media as they ageSocial media use can provide important information on the mental health of adolescents, including their own descriptions of their experiences. The purpose of this study was to describe the patterns of social media posting describing depressive symptoms among an at-risk cohort of adolescents at two time points.
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Influenza vaccine delays are a problem for pediatriciansUptake of influenza vaccine among children is low compared to other childhood vaccines, and missed opportunities for vaccination play an important role in this low uptake. Problems with receiving influenza vaccine in a timely manner within pediatric practices are an important cause of missed opportunities, but little is known about pediatricians' experiences and practices related to influenza vacc
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Study examines impact of extended maternity leave on breastfeeding in active duty mothersThis study evaluates the effects of prolongation of maternity leave duration on the initiation and duration of breastfeeding in active duty mothers at a single military treatment facility. Secondary outcomes assessed infant and maternal health outcomes, branch related impact and officer versus enlisted status.
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Survey finds many adolescents are not talking to their doctors and parents about sexTeens/young adults account for more sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than all other ages combined. Primary care provider visits are opportunities to provide health care services to treat and prevent STIs. Similarly, parent-adolescent communication has been shown to protect against teen sexual risk-taking behavior.
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Study shows barriers exist for Texas adolescents seeking emergency contraceptionIn the US, emergency contraception in the form of levonorgestrel 1.5mg oral tablet has been available over-the-counter for over 10 years and without an age limit for five years. Texas has the fifth highest teen pregnancy rate and highest rate of repeat teen pregnancy in the US. Access to contraceptive services for these adolescents can be challenging. This study evaluated levonorgestrel emergency
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Archaeologist Makes Case for Seafaring NeanderthalsAncient tools on Mediterranean islands could predate the appearance of modern humans—suggesting Neanderthals took to the seas. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Waymo's Self-Driving Car Crash Revives Hard QuestionsWhether or not the autonomous Pacifica minivan was at fault, it's bad news for a young industry trying to prove it can makes roads safer for everyone.
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How to remove cactus spines (including ones stuck in your throat)Environment Experts weigh in on a prickly predicament. The best trick for de-spining yourself depends on what type of cactus pricker you’ve been stuck with.
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The Atlantic Daily: Increasingly CreativeWhat We’re Following A Stormy Saga: Rudy Giuliani, a member of President Trump’s defense team, walked back his comments about the payment that Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen made to the adult-film star Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 election. Giuliani’s statement adds new contradictions to the White House’s account of Trump’s dealings with Daniels and Cohen. David Graham sums up the s
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Rudy or Not?-Written by Elaine Godfrey ( @elainejgodfrey ) Today in 5 Lines During an address to the annual NRA convention in Dallas, Texas, President Trump assured voters that he would protect the Second Amendment, criticized the special-counsel investigation, and thanked rapper Kanye West for his support. President Trump told reporters that Rudy Giuliani needed to “get his facts straight” after the former
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