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After death, Hawking cuts 'multiverse' theory down to sizeWith a science paper published after his death, Stephen Hawking has revived debate on a deeply divisive question for cosmologists: Is our Universe just one of many in an infinite, ever-expanding "multiverse"?
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Photos of Kilauea's Newest Lava Fissures on Hawaii's Big IslandHawaii Kilauea volcanoThe recent eruptions from several volcanic vents in a residential neighborhood on Hawaii’s Big Island have prompted the evacuation of thousands of residents. The Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory said eight lava fissures had opened under Leilani Estates over the past few days. The opening of the fissures and lava flow from Kilauea Volcano follow a series of earthquakes, including a magnitude-6.9 qua
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MIT study: 24-hour fasting regenerates stem cells, doubles metabolismThis gives credence to the 5-2 diet, which has recently gained in popularity thanks to a large celebrity following. Read More
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Lava flowing from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano destroys 9 homesThe number of homes destroyed by lava shooting out of openings in the ground created by Hawaii's Kilauea volcano climbed to nine Sunday as some of the more than 1,700 people who evacuated prepared for the possibility they may not return for quite some time.
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Starwatch: Jupiter in oppositionOn Wednesday 9 May, the Sun, the Earth and Jupiter will all line up, with Earth in the middle The giant gas planet Jupiter reaches its closest point to Earth this year on 9 May. A planet beyond Earth’s orbit, such as Jupiter, is known as a superior planet, and the closest approach of a superior planet is called opposition. This is because the sun is always 180° away from the planet at the moment
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Humans today are more homogenous looking than our ancestorsNew finds are revolutionizing what we know about the early humans. Read More
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We have greater moral obligations to robots than to humansWe're directly responsible for our robots' joy, suffering, thoughtfulness, and creative potential. Read More
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The 'Our Towns' Saga, on CBS Sunday MorningOn Tuesday of this coming week, May 8, the book that my wife, Deb, and I have been working on for many years will officially be published. It’s called Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America , and it’s the five-years-removed result of a post I put on the site back in 2013 , asking readers for suggestions of smaller cities that were coping with dislocations of some sort—economi
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No hidden rooms in Tutankhamun burial chamber, says EgyptAntiquities ministry says radar scans give conclusive evidence there are no hidden rooms Egypt’s antiquities ministry has said new radar scans provide conclusive evidence that there are no hidden rooms inside King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber. Mostafa Waziri, the secretary general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, said an Italian team had conducted extensive studies with ground-penetrati
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Turkey's Dangerous Game of 'Hostage Diplomacy'Turkey R. T. ErdoganOn October 7, 2016, Andrew Brunson, a 50-year-old American pastor working as a missionary in Turkey, received a call from the police requesting that he come in for a visit. Since 1995, Brunson had lived in the city of Izmir in western Turkey, serving as a Presbyterian pastor. When the police got in touch, he had been awaiting the renewal of his residence permit, and figured it might be ready. Ins
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A Super-Simple, Non-Quantum Theory of Eternal ConsciousnessA sleepy philosopher inspires thoughts on how consciousness could endure forever -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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This ancient thought exercise will have you questioning your identityHow much can something change and still be the same thing? Read More
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This little-known physics law silently controls your lifeEver recognize the repeating patterns of nature? There’s a theory for that. Read More
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Ships Unearthed in Virginia Offer Glimpse of Colonial EraExcavation for a new waterfront development in Old Town Alexandria reveals the bones of ships that were scuttled to expand the coastline.
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Meet the Ocean Creatures that Use Mucous Nets to Catch Their FoodAll animals must eat to survive. If you've heard the term "grazer" before, it may bring to mind familiar farm animals, such as cows or sheep munching on pastureland. But the ocean has its own suite of grazers.
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Tests show no hidden Tutankhamun chambers: ministryEgypt's antiquities ministry said on Sunday that tests had debunked a theory that there are hidden chambers next to the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings.
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Missing the fizz: my long battle to understand the mysteries of MEIs chronic fatigue syndrome physiological or psychological? The medical world remains divided – leaving millions unsure about the efficacy of the treatment they receive The point at which I realised just how confounding some illnesses – and the human beings that suffer them – are was when, three years into a mysterious illness, someone told me that I could beat it by eating a clove of garlic each
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NASA's first deep-space CubeSats say: 'Polo!'NASA has received radio signals indicating that the first-ever CubeSats headed to deep space are alive and well. The first signal was received at 12:15 p.m. PST (3:15 p.m. EST) yesterday; the second at 1:58 p.m. PST (4:58 p.m. EST). Engineers will now be performing a series of checks before both CubeSats enter their cruise to deep space.
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The Spectacular Wonders of Europe's LibrariesPhotographer Robert Dawson criss-crossed the continent to document its libraries, which range from the modest to the monumental.
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Gaza Now Has a Toxic 'Biosphere of War' That No One Can EscapeGaza has often been invaded for its water. Every army leaving or entering the Sinai desert, whether Babylonians, Alexander the Great, the Ottomans, or the British, has sought relief there.
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Air France's future in the balance, warns economy ministerFrance's economy minister on Sunday warned that the survival of strike-hit Air France was in the balance following the departure of the company's chief executive over a pay dispute.
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T-Mobile, Sprint customers will be fine if the deals keep comingA year ago, my wife and I were still paying through the nose for two cellphone lines from Verizon Wireless that somehow consistently cracked the $200 monthly barrier.
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Banks don't want to be weakest link in blockchain revolutionBlockchain, the cutting-edge technology behind virtual currencies like bitcoin, has the potential to play a disruptive role in the global finance sector, experts say, as banking behemoths seek to connect with its opportunities.
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Spain's Bilbao fights to lead European wind power sectorWith a brand-new factory and a cluster of specialised firms, the Basque city of Bilbao is the focus of Spain's wind power industry which is fighting to hold its own in the face of fierce competition from China and northern Europe.
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US companies weigh price hikes as material costs riseHigher costs for oil, industrial metals and other materials have emerged as a headwind during US earnings season, amplifying inflation worries at the same time the labor market is tightening.
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Buffett says Berkshire Hathaway is sound even without himInvestor guru Warren Buffett, 87, told shareholders Saturday that his holding company Berkshire Hathaway will continue to prosper after he is gone.
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VW board eyes damage claims against former CEO WinterkornA VW spokesman says the German automaker's supervisory board is checking whether it can demand damage claims from former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn in connection with the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal.
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Sale of debt-laden Air India fails to take offThe Indian government's attempt to sell debt-laden national carrier Air India is in danger of hitting the skids as a key deadline looms with no bidder in sight.
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Some calming of Hawaii volcano, but scientists remain waryThe number of homes destroyed by lava shooting out of openings in the ground created by Hawaii's Kilauea volcano climbed to five as some of the more than 1,700 people who evacuated prepared for the possibility they may not return for quite some time.
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Rudy Giuliani’s Many Recent Revelations Top This Week’s Internet News RoundupLast week, Rudy Giuliani said a lot of things about Trump that kept the internet talking for days.
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The Nuclear Deal Keeps America From Confronting Iranian AggressionIran US Donald TrumpEditor’s Note: This article is part of a debate about whether to stay in the Iran deal. Read the other entries here . In his latest entry in our Atlantic debate on the Iran deal, Philip Gordon appears distinctly uncomfortable with the inescapable part of American preeminence—U.S. willingness to use force fairly often to maintain the liberal world order, which the United States created after World
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Trump Is About to Provoke an Unnecessary Crisis With IranIran US Donald TrumpEditor’s Note: This article is part of a debate about whether to stay in the Iran deal. Read the other entries here . There’s a decent chance that tearing up the Iran deal, as Trump seems likely to do next week, will lead to escalating confrontation with Iran throughout the Middle East, diplomatic isolation of the United States, and military strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities that would l
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Darwin, the Galápagos, and the Evolution of BasaltTake a voyage on the Beagle and investigate a very special type of basalt with Charles Darwin himself -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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NASA Launches New Mars MissionNASA is launching a probe to explore the center of Mars. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Oliver Morton, author of Mapping Mars, about what scientists hope to learn.
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Springtime Weather Finally Warms Up Inland AlaskaSpring thaw brings the chance to pick up trash hiding under the snow--and it's also time to prepare for the "state bird." (The mosquito.) (Image credit: Ravenna Koenig/Alaska's Energy Desk)
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Troubled Times for Alternatives to Einstein’s Theory of GravityNew observations of extreme astrophysical systems have “brutally and pitilessly murdered” attempts to replace Einstein’s general theory of relativity.
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The NIH Launches Its Ambitious Million-Person Genetic SurveyThe All of Us precision health initiative could lead to medical breakthroughs—but the agency has to lock the doors tight to make sure sensitive data doesn't get hacked or leaked.
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Microsoft Build 2018: What to Expect From the Big ShowCloud computing, artificial intelligence, mixed reality—it's all happening at Microsoft, and this is the place to hear about it all at once.
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How to Keep Hackers Out of Your Facebook and Twitter AccountsScammers, pranksters, and bad actors all want to break into whatever social media accounts they can. Here's how to keep yours safe.
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Getting NASA’s Pluto mission off the ground took blood, sweat and yearsAlan Stern talks about the new book ‘Chasing New Horizons’ and what’s next for the spacecraft that got close to Pluto.
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VIDEO: Se Blox blive bygget på tre minutterFølg alle trin fra byggegrube og in situ-støbninger til installation af stål og facader på Blox, der åbner for offentligheden søndag.
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Blox vil være hovedstadens nye knudepunktKøbenhavns nye glaspalads skal ikke bare være centrum for arkitektur og byudvikling – bygningen i sig selv skal være med til at udvikle byen, lyder intentionen.
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Science | The Guardian

No death and an enhanced life: Is the future transhuman?The 21st-century tech revolution is transforming human lives across the globe The aims of the transhumanist movement are summed up by Mark O’Connell in his book To Be a Machine, which last week won the Wellcome Book prize . “It is their belief that we can and should eradicate ageing as a cause of death; that we can and should use technology to augment our bodies and our minds; that we can and sho
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Celebrity species: from the DiCaprio water beetle to Obama spidersForget the awards and acclaim – nothing says you’ve hit the big time like having a creature named after you A new species of water beetle, discovered by scientists in Borneo, has been named after the Oscar-winning star of The Revenant . With its partially retractable head and slightly protruding eyes, Grouvellinus leonardodicaprioi was not named for its resemblance to the 43-year-old actor and en
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Science | The Guardian

All by myself: the joys of being singleChristina Patterson used to be ashamed about being single, but after hearing others’ stories, that feeling has gone For most of my adult life, I have been ashamed of being single. At weddings, I have felt my smile crack. I once walked out of a friend’s book launch when he gave a speech about finding the love of his life. I felt sick with envy, physically sick. But when I got home, what I felt mos
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Even when the likes of Macron foul up, multilingual politicians get it right | Agnès PoirierSpeaking a foreign language is prone to pitfalls, but it’s a skill we should all have The French president, Emmanuel Macron, never ceases to surprise his audience, especially when he speaks in English. While some of his compatriots were shocked that he should address the US Congress in its native tongue, it pleased a large number of French people who appreciated how he engaged directly in version
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'Soul destroying'The eco-friendly hobbyists trying to stem the rising tide of plastic in the seas.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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Structural variation in key brain receptor enables it to cope with hostile conditionDuring a stroke or an epileptic seizure, neurons in affected parts of the brain fire at an abnormally rapid rate. One byproduct of this condition is that the pH of the brain drops markedly, rendering the local environment inhospitably acidic. Scientists have imaged a structural variant of the brain's MNDA receptor that can operate in this hostile environment.
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Dengue virus transmission dominated by those with undetected infectionA new study estimates that more than 80 percent of dengue virus infections are attributable to individuals with mild to no symptoms who do not seek treatment from a physician.
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Cancer cells thrive in stiff tissueScientists studying tumor growth and metastasis have fabricated a human tissue model to examine how cancer cells interact with connective tissue in the breast.
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Watching NASA’s InSight spacecraft blast off towards MarsUnder a blanket of fog, NASA’s InSight lander and a pair of cubesats roared into space and set out on a mission to explore deep beneath the surface of Mars
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The 10 best books on AIOne can get lost in the rich history, rabid speculations and intriguing fictionalized world of AI. Here are some of the best books on artificial intelligence that’ll guide you and provide a multifaceted view of this incredible technology. Read More
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Police: Sedan that collided with Waymo vehicle ran red lightA driver whose sedan collided with a self-driving vehicle owned by Waymo has been cited for running a red light, police in a Phoenix suburb said Saturday.
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SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship returns to EarthSpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, the company said, a few hours after leaving the International Space Station Saturday carrying 4,000 pounds (1,800 kilograms) of gear.
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Science | The Guardian

Nature lovers warm to Kew Gardens' green cathedralAfter five years of renovations the Temperate House has been restored to its full Victorian glory It would have been very difficult to find a more glorious corner of England than Kew Gardens on Saturday. Under a perfect blue sky that banished all memories of the sodden start to the year, pilgrims were paying homage at the botanists’ equivalent of Valhalla. They had returned to their gleaming cath
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Can this invasive exotic pest make better materials for industry and medicine?Tunicates are slimy invasive exotic pests that some people like to eat. Now they may be used to make UV-reflective, flexible construction materials.
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