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PET myocardial perfusion imaging more effective than SPECT scans in detecting coronary diseasePatients who receive cardiac positron emission testing (PET) imaging instead of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scan experienced a significant increase in the detection of severe obstructive coronary artery disease, according to researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.
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The Key to the Perfect March Madness Bracket: EvolutionTo generate entire brackets is to tangle not just with the randomness of the game itself, but with the randomness of your betting pool.
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Ny blog på ing.dk: Botanical bytesEn åben teknologiplatform til jordløs dyrkning af fremtidens fødevarer. Det er målet for projektet Growstack, som nu blogger på ing.dk.
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Scientific American Content: Global

"For Whatever Reasons"Acknowledging bias is not a substitute for doing something to address it -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Popular Science

How to follow as your favorite shows come and go from NetflixDIY Don't miss your viewing window. Titles come to and leave Netflix on a regular basis. Here's how to follow that content so you don't miss the chance to watch your favorite movies and TV shows.
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Don't Do Drugs and Watch 'Annihilation'It might seem like it would be fun to see Alex Garland's trippy film under the influence. It's not.
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When to Worry About a MoleLearn who is at higher risk for melanoma and what features are more concerning for this aggressive type of skin cancer -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Heart attack protocol can improve outcomes, reduce disparities between men and womenCleveland Clinic researchers have found that implementing a four-step protocol for the most severe type of heart attack not only improved outcomes and reduced mortality in both men and women, but eliminated or reduced the gender disparities in care and outcomes typically seen in this type of event.
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Juno Captures Jupiter's Wild, Wispy Weather AnomaliesJuno has documented clusters of cyclones, including eight around the north pole.
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How a Shaolin Monk Threw a Needle Through a Pane of GlassThrow a needle through a pane of glass, and it will break. At least, it will break if you throw it with the strength and precision of Feng Fei.
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Live Science

Spring Daylight Saving: Lose an Hour of Sleep, But Save a KoalaThis Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of daylight saving time (DST), and what better way to celebrate than by losing an hour of sleep in the morning and gaining an hour of sunlight in the evening.
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Big Think

Steven Pinker – The Defeat of Defeatism – Think Again - a Big Think Podcast #138Dammit, Spock, can your cold, calculating reason fathom the mysteries of the human heart? Read More
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The Atlantic

Collateral: A Netflix Murder-Mystery With a ConscienceThe first episode of Collateral , a new four-part miniseries co-produced by Netflix and the BBC, launches viewers right into the middle of a compelling mystery: a man delivering pizza in London is shot twice in the head in what seems to be a military-style assassination, with no immediate clues as to why. The only witnesses are a callous single mother (Billie Piper) and a Vietnamese immigrant hig
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The Atlantic

The Beauty and Horror of Blue Planet II“N ever,” declares Sir David Attenborough in the first episode of Blue Planet II , his latest hallucinatory swath of masterpiece nature television, “has there been a more crucial time to explore what goes on beneath the surface of the seas!” Attenborough is perorating from the prow of the research vessel Alucia as she plies indigo waters, blipping and whirring and swishing her sensors over the de
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Using Blockchain to Secure the "Internet of Things"The ability to better track and distribute security software updates would help fortify insecure IoT devices, which have already contributed to major cyber-disasters -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending March 10, 2018)This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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BBC News - Science & Environment

Week-old baby western lowland gorilla in CongoRare footage of a baby, critically endangered western lowland gorilla was taken in Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Congo.
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Refresh Your Home Wi-Fi With These Tech Deals: Luma, Ecovacs, Samsung, DellSpruce up your network with the best deals from every corner of the web.
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Social Media Is Reshaping Sex Work—But Also Threatening ItSex workers are safer and stronger because of social media, but they're locked in frustrating cat-and-mouse games with the platforms they feel they helped create.
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The Atlantic

The NFL Offseason Is Full of QuarterbacksA great pro quarterback is a very particular creature: a born winner, a pinpoint thrower, a hunk . He is tall but not overly so, young and yet mature for his age, a leader who takes orders. He is easy to peg but near impossible to find. Year after year, NFL teams dedicate time, energy, and millions of dollars toward finding the next Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers. The pressure on the coaches and gene
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Ingeniøren

GALLERI: Første segment til Frederikssund-broen kom i glat føreDer var 100 ton vægt på akslerne, da en særtransport fragtede det første af 492 segmenter til brodækket på den nye bro ved Frederikssund. De første 12 segmenter er netop blevet sejlet fra støbefabrikken i Polen til Frederiksværk, men de sidste 25 km af rejsen foregik ad landevejen. I de kommende uger påbegyndes monteringen af segmenterne på de første nystøbte fundamenter på Frederikssund-siden af
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Previous cortisone injections may increase risk of future rotator cuff repairCortisone injections are a common nonsurgical approach to treating rotator cuff injuries. However, researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in New Orleans suggest that individuals who receive injections less than six months before a rotator cuff repair may have an increased risk for revision rotator cuff repair.
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Osteochondral allograft transplantation effective for certain knee cartilage repairsIsolated femoral condyle lesions account for 75 percent of the cartilage repair procedures performed in the knee joint, and physicians have a variety of techniques to consider as part of surgical treatment. Osteochondral allograft transplantation (OCA) is a valuable and successful approach for this condition, as described by research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports M
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High school athletes with shoulder instability benefit from nonoperative treatmentNonoperative treatment of high school athletes with shoulder instability is an effective approach, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in New Orleans. Researchers also noted that using the Non-Operative Instability Severity Score (NSIS) tool can help identify higher-risk patients who may require other forms of treatment.
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How Wikipedia Chose the Image for the ‘Human’ EntryThere is no ideal *Homo sapiens* specimen. But the internet had to decide on something.
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Ingeniøren

Dansk forskning viser, hvorfor olieforurening er katastrofal i ArktisEt forbud mod tunge skibs­olier i Arktis kan blive nødvendigt, fordi de kun nedbrydes langsomt og kan skade havfugle og kyster, lyder det fra Aarhus Universitet.
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The Atlantic

Where Is Barack Obama?At a moment when many of his former voters believe that America is facing a genuine democratic crisis, former President Barack Obama has been largely silent about what is happening in American politics. Other than a handful of appearances—an interview with David Letterman in a new Netflix show, or an oral history project at MIT—he insists on following protocol and tradition for former presidents,
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The Atlantic

A Trump-Kim Summit: 'Why the Hell Not?'The good news is that the Trump administration has adopted an approach toward North Korea that goes beyond trading insults, or missiles. They are going to talk. The bad news? Donald Trump intends to do it himself. “I’m elated and horrified at the same time,” said Jim Walsh, a senior research associate at the MIT Security Studies Program and a board member of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Pr
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The Atlantic

The Missing Piece in Italian Politics: WomenROME—For the past few weeks I’ve been in Italy, covering the elections last Sunday which produced the biggest political change here in decades. It was my first reporting trip back here in a while. I lived in Rome for many years but moved away in 2013. Maybe I’ve changed since then, maybe it’s the #MeToo moment, but coming back to Italy this time, what struck me most wasn’t the political chaos, th
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The Atlantic

France, Where Age of Consent Is Up for DebateO n April 24, 2017 , a 28-year-old-man met an 11-year-old girl in a park in Montmagny, just north of Paris, after which, he took her home where he had oral and vaginal sex with her. When it was over, the girl called her mother and described what had happened, and her mother called the police. “She thought … that she didn’t have the right to protest, that it wouldn’t make any difference,” the moth
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Ingeniøren

3D-print skal give patienter deres egne knogler tilbageTo unge ingeniører har udviklet 3D-printede knogleimplantater, som kroppen selv kan nedbryde og erstatte med eget knoglevæv.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

DeepMind boss admits 'risks' of AIArtificial intelligence offers huge scientific benefits but also brings risks depending on how it is used, Demis Hassabis, the head of leading British AI firm DeepMind, said Friday.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Waymo self-driving rigs to haul Google cargoGoogle-owned Waymo on Friday said that its self-driving trucks will haul cargo bound for the internet giant's data centers in Georgia.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

West Coast waters returning to normal but salmon catches laggingOcean conditions off most of the U.S. West Coast are returning roughly to average, after an extreme marine heat wave from about 2014 to 2016 disrupted the California Current Ecosystem and shifted many species beyond their traditional range, according to a new report from NOAA Fisheries' two marine laboratories on the West Coast. Some warm waters remain off the Pacific Northwest, however.
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Viden

Ny forskning: Hunden kan 'se' med sine næseNy tysk forskning viser, at hunde kan forbinde det, de lugter, med bestemte genstande.
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Live Science

Urinary System: Facts, Functions & DiseasesThe urinary system — also known as the renal system — produces, stores and eliminates urine, the fluid waste excreted by the kidneys
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Elon Musk's Boring Company Is Now All About Public TransitThe Tesla and SpaceX CEO says his futuristic tunnel-based system will now prioritize people who don't travel by car.
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Facts About the JFK AssassinationPresident John F. Kennedy was killed on Nov. 22, 1963, by Lee Harvey Oswald. Conspiracy theorists believe there is more to the story, but the recent release of classified documents has not changed the basic facts.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Researcher creates 'Instagram' of immune system, blending science, technologyA researcher uses a machine aptly labeled Helios to create a sort of 'Instagram' of a person's immune system. The work looks at the prediction of response to immunotherapy in melanoma patients.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Absence of key protein, TTP, rapidly turns young bones oldThe absence of TTP, a protein critical to the control of inflammation, may lead to rapid and severe bone loss, according to a new study.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Blood stored longer may be less safe for patients with massive blood loss and shockIn a collaborative study using a mouse model, researchers have found mechanistic links between older stored red blood cell transfusions and subsequent bacterial pneumonia. This may reveal new approaches to improve safety of stored red blood cell transfusions. The key player is free heme, a breakdown product from degraded red blood cells.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Flat gallium joins roster of new 2-D materialsScientists have discovered a method to make atomically flat gallium that shows promise for nanoscale electronics.
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Inside Science

Move Over, Beetles: The New Champions of Diversity Are Parasitic WaspsMove Over, Beetles: The New Champions of Diversity Are Parasitic Wasps Parasitoid wasps that lay eggs in other creatures may represent more species than any other group of animals. purpewasp_top.jpg This Perilampid wasp parasitizes other parasitic wasps. It is 3 millimeters long. Image credits: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab via Flickr Creature Friday, March 9, 2018 - 17:00 Nala Rogers, St
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: Out of the BlueWhat We’re Following Surprising Summit: If President Trump follows through on the promise to meet with Kim Jong Un, which South Korea announced Thursday night, the meeting between a sitting U.S. president and North Korea’s leader will be unprecedented. But as former Defense Secretary Bill Perry can attest , plenty of history suggests that a denuclearization agreement will be hard to come by. One
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Unique diamond impurities indicate water deep in Earth's mantleScientists have discovered the first direct evidence that fluid water pockets may exist as far as 500 miles deep into the Earth's mantle.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Searching the Heavens for MountainsExoplanet hunters are moving beyond simply finding new planets into trying to know what they look like and whether there's surface or subsurface activity. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Popular Science

Why so many diamonds are making science headlines this weekScience They’re windows into the heart of the Earth. Diamonds have been in the news quite a lot this week, and not for any celebrity/engagement news. Instead, it’s what’s inside that counts.
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The Atlantic

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Will They or Won't They?Today in 5 Lines White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Trump will not meet with Kim Jong Un unless North Korea takes “concrete steps” toward denuclearization. Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer, reportedly used his Trump Organization email account to arrange a hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels, who allegedly had an affair with Trump. Martin Shkre
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Popular Science

The fast, fancy, and futuristic cars from the 2018 Geneva Motor ShowTechnology There are lots of new rides to see in Switzerland this week. Electric cars, super cars, and a self-driving living room.
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Science : NPR

Questions And Answers About Opioids And Chronic PainAre opioids the best way to manage long-term pain? NPR's Ari Shapiro talked with Dr. Ajay Wasan, a pain specialist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, to find out. (Image credit: Hero Images/Getty Images)
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CFIUS: The powerful sheriff policing US tech’s megadealAn obscure US government committee that’s scrutinizing Broadcom’s bid for Qualcomm has China in its sights.
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Live Science

A Mysterious Lung Disease Is Striking Virginia DentistsHealth officials don't know what's behind this cluster of cases.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Study: Absence of key protein, TTP, rapidly turns young bones oldThe absence of TTP, a protein critical to the control of inflammation, may lead to rapid and severe bone loss, according to a new study led by the University at Buffalo.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

West Coast waters returning to normal but salmon catches laggingOcean conditions off most of the US West Coast are returning roughly to average, after an extreme marine heat wave from about 2014 to 2016 disrupted the California Current Ecosystem and shifted many species beyond their traditional range, according to a new report from NOAA Fisheries' two marine laboratories on the West Coast. Some warm waters remain off the Pacific Northwest, however.
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Live Science

The Frozen North: Stunning Images of Russia from AboveThe world's largest nation looks even more striking from space.
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Inside Science

BRIEF: March Madness Seeding May Undervalue Hot TeamsBRIEF: March Madness Seeding May Undervalue Hot Teams If the NCAA tournament selection committee focused on the most recent games, it might make seeding more accurate, researchers found. Basketball.jpg Image credits: Al Sermeno Photography /Shutterstock Sports Friday, March 9, 2018 - 16:00 Chris Gorski, Editor (Inside Science) -- On Sunday when the teams for the NCAA's men's basketball tournament
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Former US Treasury secretary: Here’s how to prepare for the future of workWork is changing fast—how do we make sure everyone benefits?
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Researcher creates 'Instagram' of immune system, blending science, technologyHollings Cancer Center researcher Carsten Krieg, Ph.D., who recently joined the faculty of the Medical University of South Carolina, uses a machine aptly labeled Helios to create a sort of 'Instagram' of a person's immune system. Krieg's work was recently published in Nature Medicine, looking at the prediction of response to immunotherapy in melanoma patients.
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Google thinks it’s close to “quantum supremacy.” Here’s what that really means.It’s not the number of qubits; it’s what you do with them that counts.
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Superconductors may shed light on the black hole information paradoxMaterials that conduct electricity without resistance might mimic black hole physics.
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