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Exercise Could Ward Off Dementia for Women — If They Start At the Right AgeFor women, physical fitness in midlife may do more than give the heart a boost; it may also benefit the brain, a new study from Sweden suggests.
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What Stephen Hawking gave to usSpace I had a lunch with him I'll never forget. I do not regret passing up the chance to take a selfie with Stephen Hawking. I got something way better.
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Brain genes related to innovation revealed in birdsWild birds that are more clever than others at foraging for food have different levels of a neurotransmitter receptor that has been linked with intelligence in humans, according to a new study. The findings could provide insight into the evolutionary mechanisms affecting cognitive traits in a range of animals.
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Chromatin usage in individual cells reveals developmental trajectoriesBoth cell type and developmental stage can be deduced from measurements of chromatin accessibility in thousands of single cells, researchers show. They used this approach to uncover how cells in developing embryos regulate their identity as they decide what kind of cell to become.
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Is your smile male or female?The dynamics of how men and women smile differs measurably, according to new research, enabling artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically assign gender purely based on a smile.
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Study examines how hospital payments for heart attack care may affect patient outcomesA new, large-scale study -- led by researchers at the Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and published online today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes -- examined the relationship between 30-day episode spending for inpatient and post-discharge care and patient mortality following a hospital admission for heart attack.
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Nightmares are common but underreported in US military personnelA new study shows that a high percentage of military personnel with sleep disturbances met criteria for nightmare disorder, but few of them reported nightmares as a reason for sleep evaluation. Those with nightmare disorder had an increased risk of other sleep and mental health disorders.
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Brain Scans in the Courts: Prosecutor's Dream or Civil Rights Nightmare?Brain Scans in the Courts: Prosecutor's Dream or Civil Rights Nightmare? Experts debate the legal promise and pitfalls of technology for peering into people's minds. Brain-Puzzle.jpg Image credits: Stephen Hampshire via Flickr Rights information: CC BY 2.0 Human Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 15:15 James Gaines, Contributor (Inside Science) -- One of the foundations of the U.S. legal system is the B
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What is the Ides of March and should we really beware of it?You’d be surprised how many bad things happened on the exact same day. Read More
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New Horizons’ next target has been dubbed Ultima ThuleNASA has named New Horizons spacecraft’s next target Ultima Thule after the public suggested tens of thousands of monikers for the Kuiper Belt object.
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Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes Charged with FraudThe SEC complaint alleges that the company misled investors -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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CHOP researchers highlight advances in pediatric heart disease at ACC Scientific Session 2018Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session & Expo 2018 in Orlando, Fla. Among many abstracts presented were emergency department visits in patients with congenital heart disease, social risk factors for readmission, facto
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The element of surpriseIn a new study from the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Lille in France, chemists have explored protactinium's multiple resemblances to more completely understand the relationship between the transition metals and the complex chemistry of the early actinide elements.
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A study suggests structural difference in the brain of transgender peopleAs published in Scientific Reports, research conducted in Brazil using magnetic resonance imaging points to variations in the volume of the insula, a brain region associated with body image According to scientists, this trait -- detected in transgenders either adherent or not to hormone treatment, strengthens an understanding that the matter is not related to gender ideology.
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What Will the Nationwide School Walkouts Accomplish?At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, students at 3,000 schools and across every U.S. time zone were in, or will be in, a state of protest. They locked arms. They formed hearts across football fields. They prepared press packets for journalists. They were participating in a nationwide walkout—17 minutes long, to commemorate the 17 victims of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, exactly one month ago. The
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Greenland glaciers' varied vulnerability to meltingUsing data from NASA missions observing Earth, researchers have created new maps of the bed topography beneath a score of glaciers in southeast Greenland, thereby gaining a much better understanding of why some are undergoing rapid retreat and others are relatively stable.
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Scientists helping to improve understanding of plate tectonicsScientists are helping to improve understanding of how rocks in Earth's hot, deep interior enable the motions of tectonic plates, which regulate the water cycle that is critical for a habitable planet.
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Educational success curbs effects of child abuse, neglectThe emotional and sexual abuse that some children endure can lead them to commit crimes later in life. But when children achieve good grades and don't skip school, the likelihood of self-reported, chronic criminal behaviors declines significantly.
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GRAFIK Her er Hawkings liv: Fra ungt geni til verdensstjerneStephen Hawking blev 76 år til trods for, at lægerne gav ham to år at leve i som 21-årig.
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'He Inspired Us All to Wonder': Scientists and the Public Remember Stephen HawkingThe death of iconic physicist Stephen Hawking Wednesday (March 14) has spawned an outpouring of respect and emotions from scientists the world over.
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Arctic Warm Spells Linked to Nasty Winter Weather on East CoastEvidence builds for controversial idea linking Arctic temperature spikes to changing weather patterns -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Coral reef experiment shows: Acidification from carbon dioxide slows growthOcean acidification will severely impair coral reef growth before the end of the century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unchecked. The paper represents the first ocean acidification experiment in which seawater was made artificially acidic by the addition of carbon dioxide and then allowed to flow across a natural coral reef community. The acidity of the seawater was increased to reflect end
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Existence of new form of electronic matterResearchers have produced a 'human scale' demonstration of a new phase of matter called quadrupole topological insulators that was recently predicted using theoretical physics. These are the first experimental findings to validate this theory.
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Laser-heated nanowires produce micro-scale nuclear fusionNuclear fusion, the process that powers our sun, happens when nuclear reactions between light elements produce heavier ones. It's also happening -- at a smaller scale -- in a lab. Using a compact but powerful laser to heat arrays of ordered nanowires, scientists have demonstrated micro-scale nuclear fusion in the lab. They have achieved record-setting efficiency for the generation of neutrons - ch
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Researchers link defects in a nuclear receptor in the brain to autism spectrum disordersResearchers link autism spectrum disorders to defects in a nuclear receptor inside the brain.
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Placenta defects a factor in prenatal deathsThe role of the placenta in fetal development is being seriously under-appreciated according to scientists. A team studied 103 mutations linked to prenatal death in mice and showed that almost 70 percent affect the placenta. The team also found that some placenta defects could be directly linked to the cause of death. As such, a significant number of prenatal deaths may be due to the placenta, not
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Best Pi Day Deals for Kids & DIYersPi Day is here and while the Internet is brimming with discounts on pizza and pastry, we're honing in on Newegg's Pi Day Sale.
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Quantum mechanics runs hot in a cold plasma: UBC researchUniversity of British Columbia researchers have found a new system that could help yield 'warmer' quantum technologies.
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Stephen Hawking's three great contributions to scienceThe physicist will be remembered mainly for three things, says fellow scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock.
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Theranos and Silicon Valley's 'Fake It Till You Make It' CultureElizabeth Holmes, the CEO of the once highly touted blood-testing startup, is accused of an "elaborate years-long fraud."
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Cow poop could help us make clean(er) energyNexus Media News Extracting methane from biogas could create fuel without fracking. Turning cow manure into natural gas would would turn animal waste into useful fuel without the damaging effects of fracking.
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How Do People Die from ALS?Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, who died today (March 14) at the age of 76, battled amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for most of his life.
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Google-stifters autonome drone-taxa flyver i New ZealandLarry Page’ selvflyvende persondrone-firma, er begyndt tests i New Zealand. Taxa-service skal være klar i løbet af tre år.
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Fysikprofessor: Hawking er vor tids EinsteinStephen Hawking gjorde et stort indtryk på professor under besøg for halvandet år siden.
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Sådan hjalp Hawking os med at forstå universetFysikeren Stephen Hawking er død, men hvad var det egentlig, han udtænkte?
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Canadian Amateurs Discovered a New Type of AuroraIt started as a loose collection of sky watchers, who braved the cold on countless nights to catch the shimmering colors of the aurora borealis dancing above them. It developed into a friendly argument between amateurs and experts, which erupted over beers one evening at a pub in Calgary, Canada. And it ended this week, with a peer-reviewed paper in a well-known scientific journal. Researchers ha
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Quantum mechanics runs hot in a cold plasma: researchUniversity of British Columbia researchers have found a new system that could help yield 'warmer' quantum technologies.
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'We still don’t have the technology to verify Stephen Hawking's big ideas'Maggie Aderin-Pocock on how the late physicist got people across the world talking and thinking about complex science To my mind, Stephen Hawking’s legacy is twofold: he was both a brilliant scientist who came up with some of the most revolutionary ideas of our time and a great communicator who managed to carry the world with him on a remarkable scientific journey. He got people across the world
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Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes charged with 'massive fraud'Federal agency calls disgraced firm, which allegedly deceived investors of $700m, ‘an important lesson for Silicon Valley’ The Silicon Valley startup Theranos and its chief executive Elizabeth Holmes were charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday with “massive fraud” for raising $700m from investors by allegedly deceiving them about their supposedly groundbreaking blood
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Birds With Older Fathers Have Shorter Telomeres, LifespansThe findings contradict what has been observed in humans.
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Machines are coming for your March Madness office poolAlphabet’s Kaggle will award $100K to the machine-learning algorithms that come closest to picking this year’s bracket.
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Bench to Bedside: Autism Spectrum Disorder, part 2 - From Genes to Pathology - Matthew State (UCSF)Dr. Bryan King introduces the autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and Dr. Matthew State overviews the hunt for genes associated with autism. https://www.ibiology.org/human-disease/autism-spectrum-disorder/ Talk Overview: In the first lecture, Dr. Bryan King introduces the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and defines the clinical criteria that characterizes ASD. Although there is no universal drug that
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Bench to Bedside: Autism Spectrum Disorder, part 1 - Treatment Targets & Tools - Bryan King (UCSF)Dr. Bryan King introduces the autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and Dr. Matthew State overviews the hunt for genes associated with autism. https://www.ibiology.org/human-disease/autism-spectrum-disorder/ Talk Overview: In the first lecture, Dr. Bryan King introduces the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and defines the clinical criteria that characterizes ASD. Although there is no universal drug that
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UCI-led study helps explain Greenland glaciers' varied vulnerability to meltingUsing data from NASA missions observing Earth, researchers at the University of California, Irvine have created new maps of the bed topography beneath a score of glaciers in southeast Greenland, thereby gaining a much better understanding of why some are undergoing rapid retreat and others are relatively stable.
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Researchers link defects in a nuclear receptor in the brain to autism spectrum disordersUniversity of Houston researchers link autism spectrum disorders to defects in a nuclear receptor inside the brain. And just like that, this world-renowned team advances the understanding of autism.
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Mystery of purple lights in sky solved with help from citizen scientistsWhen a thin purple ribbon of light appeared and starting glowing in the midnight sky over Regina, Canada, in 2016, Notanee Bourassa knew that what he was seeing was not normal. Having watched the northern lights for almost 30 years, he knew this wasn't an aurora. It was something else.
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Saving livesLast year, 81 million people worldwide experienced severe food insecurity. About 80 percent of them live in Africa.While much of that food insecurity relates to civil war and violence in places like South Sudan and Nigeria, a good portion also stems from a sequence of five severe droughts that began in Ethiopia in 2015 and spread across parts of the continent in the ensuing three years.
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Laser-heated nanowires produce micro-scale nuclear fusionNuclear fusion, the process that powers our sun, happens when nuclear reactions between light elements produce heavier ones. It's also happening -- at a smaller scale -- in a Colorado State University laboratory.Using a compact but powerful laser to heat arrays of ordered nanowires, CSU scientists and collaborators have demonstrated micro-scale nuclear fusion in the lab. They have achieved record-
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Unraveling how mesenchymal stem cells from gum tissue accelerate wound healingResearchers at the University of Pennsylvania set out to determine whether and how gum-derived stem cells play a role in accelerated wound healing. Their results, indicating that these cells secrete tiny vesicles packed with signaling proteins, point the way forward for therapeutic strategies that aim to harness the prowess of stem cells to treat delayed wound healing as well as other conditions t
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A new method measures the integration or segregation of immigrants based on their tweetsAn international team led by researchers from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) has developed a method to measure the integration or segregation of immigrants based on the messages they write on the social network, Twitter.
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Researchers create 3-D structure of the nuclear pore complexFor the first time, researchers have produced a nearly complete three-dimensional structure for the yeast Nuclear Pore Complex (NPC). This discovery represents a major step toward identifying the atomic structure of the NPC, which soon may provide researchers with a better understanding of how the central transport channel functions.
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Research team develops clinically validated 3-D printed stethoscopeA team of researchers have developed an open-source, clinically validated template for a 3-D printed stethoscope for use in areas of the world with limited access to medical supplies -- places where a stethoscope could mean the difference between life and death.
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ANU scientists helping to improve understanding of plate tectonicsScientists at The Australian National University (ANU) are helping to improve understanding of how rocks in Earth's hot, deep interior enable the motions of tectonic plates, which regulate the water cycle that is critical for a habitable planet.
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Key biological mechanism is disrupted by ocean acidificationA team led by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) has demonstrated that the excess carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere through the combustion of fossil fuels interferes with the health of phytoplankton which form the base of marine food webs.
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Researchers demonstrate existence of new form of electronic matterResearchers have produced a 'human scale' demonstration of a new phase of matter called quadrupole topological insulators that was recently predicted using theoretical physics. These are the first experimental findings to validate this theory.
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Leuven researchers uncover ion channel trio that mediates painful heat sensingResearchers at VIB and KU Leuven have uncovered a trio of complementary ion channels in sensory neurons that mediate detection of acute, harmful heat. Having three redundant molecular heat-sensing mechanisms provides a powerful fail-safe mechanism that protects against burn injuries. The seminal findings have been published today in Nature.
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Chromatin usage in individual cells reveals developmental trajectoriesBoth cell type and developmental stage can be deduced from measurements of chromatin accessibility in thousands of single cells, researchers at EMBL and the University of Washington show. They used this approach to uncover how cells in developing embryos regulate their identity as they decide what kind of cell to become. Nature publishes the results on March 14.
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Scientists find seismic imaging is blind to waterMIT and Australian scientists have found that seismic imaging is blind to water, a finding that may lead researchers to reinterpret seismic maps of the Earth's interior.
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Coral reef experiment shows: Acidification from carbon dioxide slows growthOcean acidification will severely impair coral reef growth before the end of the century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unchecked. The paper represents the first ocean acidification experiment in which seawater was made artificially acidic by the addition of carbon dioxide and then allowed to flow across a natural coral reef community. The acidity of the seawater was increased to reflect end
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New imaging approach offers unprecedented views of staph infectionEric Skaar, Ph.D., M.P.H., and colleagues at Vanderbilt have combined multiple types of molecular imaging to probe an invasive Staphylococcus aureus infection in the mouse. Their integrated imaging approach, reported this week in Science Translational Medicine, revealed new insights about staph infections and can be broadly applied to any health or disease state.
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Droughts in Mongolia -- past, present and futureThe extreme wet and dry periods Mongolia has experienced in the late 20th and early 21st centuries are rare but not unprecedented and future droughts may be no worse. An international team of researchers developed a climate record stretching 2,060 years into Mongolia's past using tree rings. The team then combined the tree-ring record of past climate with computer models that can project future re
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Are sexual minority students less likely to persist in STEM degrees?Sexual minority students -- lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer -- were less likely than their heterosexual peers to be retained in STEM degrees after four years of college, suggests a new study based on a national survey of more than 4,000 college students. Diversity is crucial in STEM fields, providing a greater likelihood of reaching breakthroughs. However, compared.
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Brain genes related to innovation revealed in birdsWild birds that are more clever than others at foraging for food have different levels of a neurotransmitter receptor that has been linked with intelligence in humans, according to a study led by McGill University researchers. The findings could provide insight into the evolutionary mechanisms affecting cognitive traits in a range of animals.
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Muscle vibrations improve control over prosthetic handsAn automated brain-computer interface that vibrates the muscles used for control of prosthetic hands helped three amputees gain better movement control over the prosthetic, according to a new study by Paul Marasco and colleagues.
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Researchers say 'active protection' needed to help Angola's threatened elephantsA new study of African savannah elephant populations in Angola by wildlife ecologists from Elephants Without Borders (EWB) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst reports today that though the population seemed to be recovering after the war ended there, that trend has now reversed, underlining 'the need to be vigilant against poaching and habitat loss,' says first author Scott Schlossberg of
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Placenta defects a factor in prenatal deathsThe role of the placenta in fetal development is being seriously under-appreciated according to scientists in Cambridge and London. The team studied 103 mutations linked to prenatal death in mice and showed that almost 70 percent affect the placenta. The team also found that some placenta defects could be directly linked to the cause of death. As such, a significant number of prenatal deaths may b
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Parasitic worms need their intestinal microflora tooScientists at The University of Manchester have cast new light on a little understood group of worm infections, which collectively afflicts 1 in 4 people, mainly children -- in the developing the world.
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Researchers uncover way to restore movement sensation in upper limb amputation patientsA team of researchers led by Cleveland Clinic has published first-of-its-kind findings in Science Translational Medicine on a new method of restoring natural movement sensation in patients with prosthetic arms. Led by Paul Marasco, Ph.D., the research team has successfully engineered a sense of complex hand movement in patients with upper limb amputations. This breakthrough may enhance the ability
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Obesity may promote resistance to antiangiogenic therapy for breast cancerA research team led by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has found, for the first time, that obesity and obesity-related molecular factors appear to induce resistance to antiangiogenic therapy in breast cancer patients and in mouse models of the disease.
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Hand grip strength may be associated with cardiac function and structureBetter hand grip strength may be associated with cardiac functions and structures that help reduce the risk of cardiovascular incidents, according to a study published March 14, 2018, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Sebastian Beyer and Steffen Petersen from the Queen Mary University of London, UK, and colleagues.
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Tradeoffs between weaponry and fecundity in snapping shrimp queens vary with eusocialityAmongst species of colonial snapping shrimp, the capacity for defense versus reproduction in queens varies with the level of cooperation, according to a study published March 14, 2018, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Sally Bornbusch from Duke University, USA, and colleagues.
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E-cigarettes may be more harmful than beneficial according to evidence-based researchThe popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has grown rapidly in the United States over the past decade. E-cigarettes may help cigarette smokers quit smoking, but they may also encourage transitions to start smoking cigarettes. Based on available evidence, Dartmouth researchers quantified the balance of health benefits and harms associated with e-cigarette use at the population level an
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The Power of A Fantastic Woman's Oscar WinWhen A Fantastic Woman won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film last week, it marked the culmination of a year of acclaim for the Chilean drama. The movie, which centers on a transgender waitress dealing with the aftermath of her partner’s death, nabbed its first big prize in early 2017 at the Berlin International Film Festival, with the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay . Then came more than a
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The Guardian view on Stephen Hawking: the mind of God | EditorialThe death of a brilliant and complex scientist will mean we are all poorer because his mind will no longer roam the multiverses Stephen Hawking was a brilliant, complex man and scientist. Diagnosed at 21 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, he had been expected to live a few more years. Hawking lasted another 55. He made his name as a young Cambridge cosmologist with breakthroughs as awesome as any
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Face-faking AI isn’t just for porn – it will change the worldIt is easier than ever to create artificial people and doctored video, and this new tech goes far beyond fake news and porn
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Two herbivores gang up and silence a plant’s cries for helpCaterpillar presence mutes broccoli's production of chemicals that attract aphid parasitoids, allowing both pests to wreak havoc
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Being in a relationship really does seem to make you fatterA massive study has found that couples tend to have healthier lifestyles than single people, but that doesn’t stop them from piling on the pounds
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Dwarf planet Ceres has a water cycle but it’s not like Earth’sCeres, a distant dwarf planet, hosts sheets of ice just under its surface. In the summer, some of this ice may sublimate and coat shadowy crater walls in frost
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Polar melt may shut down the Atlantic current that warms EuropeMelting Arctic ice flooding into the Atlantic could put the ocean circulation that warms Europe in danger, triggering dramatic sea level rise and drought
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Cilmatologists render skillful predictions of drought and food insecurity that help avert famineLast year, 81 million people worldwide experienced severe food insecurity. About 80 percent of them live in Africa.
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Molecular motor mystery solved: Novel protein rounds out plant cells' machineryA research team led by an Oregon State University biophysicist and a plant biologist from University of California, Davis has discovered a novel motor protein that significantly expands current understanding of the evolution and design principle of motor proteins.
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Elevated lead in private wells could pose health risksSince the Flint Water Crisis in Michigan, concern in the US over lead in drinking water has increased. Information about water from private wells has been limited because such wells are exempt from the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act, the 1986 Lead Ban and the 2011 Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act. Now, researchers report a case study that sheds some light on the hidden health risks.
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Removing heavy metals from water in a matter of secondsChemists have developed a new material that can remove heavy metals from water and make it drinkable in seconds.
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Large numbers of students skipping breakfastDespite widespread availability of morning meal programs, a large number of Canadian students are still skipping breakfast.
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Climate change risk for half of plant and animal species in biodiversity hotspotsUp to half of plant and animal species in the world's most naturally rich areas, such as the Amazon and the Galapagos, could face local extinction by the turn of the century due to climate change if carbon emissions continue to rise unchecked. Even if the Paris Climate Agreement 2°C target is met, these places could lose 25 percent of their species. Researchers examined the impact of climate chang
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Multifunctional metalens unlocks with lightResearchers have developed a flat optical component that is simultaneously a metalens, a microscope objective that can resolve details smaller than a wavelength of light, and an optical vortex and hologram generator. Each functionality is controlled by a different wavelength of light.
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Rising carbon dioxide levels impair coral growthA new study shows that the atmospheric carbon levels projected by 2060 will affect coral reefs.
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Tradeoffs between weaponry and fecundity in snapping shrimp queens vary with eusocialityAmongst species of colonial snapping shrimp, the capacity for defense versus reproduction in queens varies with the level of cooperation, according to a study published March 14, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Sally Bornbusch from Duke University and colleagues.
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Stephen Hawking’s Beautiful MindStephen Hawking BlackA brief history of the cosmologist's discoveries and life.
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Stephen Hawking: A Physics Icon Remembered in PhotosOne of the world's most brilliant minds, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has died. Here, we honor the man who changed the way we look at the universe.
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#Brainweek: Everything is HallucinatedRemember “the dress” phenomenon? A viral sensation, people took to social media to passionately argue over whether a photographed dress was blue and black or gold and white. How can this be? We rely on our senses to help us navigate the world, but what if I told you our individual perceptions are not always what they seem? Photo: Tumblr/Swiked Well, don’t take my word for it, that’s what I learne
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Researchers Are Restoring Kinesthesia In Prosthetics PatientsIt's an awareness of movement and position in space that most people don't even realize they have.
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Today's Debate Over Online Porn Laws Started Decades AgoThe online porn laws proposed everywhere from Rhode Island to the UK today echo the same concerns as legislation from the 1990s.
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What a Giant Soda Stream Reveals About the Fate of CoralsSixty miles away from the Australian mainland, a small part of the immense Great Barrier Reef pokes out of the ocean and is known as One Tree Island. It’s a tiny, secluded paradise. Its waters teem with sharks. Its skies and shores swell with seabirds. Occasionally, sea eagles dive into the water to pluck out sea snakes. At low tide, you could walk around the island in half an hour—provided you c
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Key biological mechanism is disrupted by ocean acidificationA team led by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) has demonstrated that the excess carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere through the combustion of fossil fuels interferes with the health of phytoplankton which form the base of marine food webs.
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Chromatin usage in individual cells reveals developmental trajectoriesBoth cell type and developmental stage can be deduced from measurements of chromatin accessibility in thousands of single cells, researchers at EMBL and the University of Washington show. They used this approach to uncover how cells in developing embryos regulate their identity as they decide what kind of cell to become. Nature publishes the results on March 14.
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Coral reef experiment shows: Acidification from carbon dioxide slows growthOcean acidification will severely impair coral reef growth before the end of the century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unchecked, according to new research on Australia's Great Barrier Reef led by Carnegie's Ken Caldeira and the California Academy of Sciences' Rebecca Albright.
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Scientists find seismic imaging is blind to waterWhen an earthquake strikes, nearby seismometers pick up its vibrations in the form of seismic waves. In addition to revealing the epicenter of a quake, seismic waves can give scientists a way to map the interior structures of the Earth, much like a CT scan images the body.
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Researchers demonstrate existence of new form of electronic matterResearchers have produced a "human scale" demonstration of a new phase of matter called quadrupole topological insulators that was recently predicted using theoretical physics. These are the first experimental findings to validate this theory.
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Researchers create 3-D structure of the nuclear pore complexFor the first time, researchers have produced a nearly complete three-dimensional structure for the yeast Nuclear Pore Complex (NPC). This discovery represents a major step toward identifying the atomic structure of the NPC, which soon may provide researchers with a better understanding of how the central transport channel functions.
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Brain genes related to innovation revealed in birdsWild birds that are more clever than others at foraging for food have different levels of a neurotransmitter receptor that has been linked with intelligence in humans, according to a study led by McGill University researchers. The findings could provide insight into the evolutionary mechanisms affecting cognitive traits in a range of animals.
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Researchers say 'active protection' needed to help Angola's threatened elephantsA new study of African savannah elephant populations in Angola by wildlife ecologists from Elephants Without Borders (EWB) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst reports today that though the population seemed to be recovering after the war ended there, that trend has now reversed, underlining "the need to be vigilant against poaching and habitat loss," says first author Scott Schlossberg.
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Droughts in Mongolia—past, present and futureThe extreme wet and dry periods Mongolia has experienced in the late 20th and early 21st centuries are rare but not unprecedented and future droughts may be no worse, according to an international research team that includes a University of Arizona scientist.
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Molecular motor mystery solved: Novel protein rounds out plant cells' machineryA research team led by an Oregon State University biophysicist and a plant biologist from University of California, Davis has discovered a novel motor protein that significantly expands current understanding of the evolution and design principle of motor proteins.
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Study: Hispanic Americans across ethnicities want HIV testing in SpanishNew University at Buffalo research that investigated the language preferences of Hispanic Americans seeking HIV testing in New York found that the majority of Hispanic patients preferred to receive care in Spanish, even if they were fluent in English.
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California Net Neutrality Bill Would Go Beyond Original ProtectionsProposal from state senator would ban "zero rating" deals where specific services don't count against data caps.
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Pi Day PC Deals: Microsoft, HP, Dell, LenovoWe don't need to give you 3.14 reasons why these are stellar discounts.
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Black holes dissolving like aspirin: How Hawking changed physicsStephen Hawking BlackWhen Stephen Hawking postulated in the mid-1970s that black holes leak radiation, slowly dissolving like aspirin in a glass of water, he overturned a core tenet of the Universe.
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Slovenia inaugurates world's first bitcoin monumentThe Slovenian town of Kranj has inaugurated one of the world's first monuments honouring crypto currencies and block chain technology as a display of the country's openness to new technologies.
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Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos C.E.O. and Silicon Valley Star, Accused of FraudTheranos Elizabeth HolmesMs. Holmes, the chief executive of the blood-testing company, agreed to a settlement in which she will be stripped of control.
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Team of SycophantsIn the end, the only one surprised to discover a presidential shiv protruding from Rex Tillerson’s back was the man himself. He was abruptly dismissed from office on March 13, but some observers had seen it coming months ago. One could not even say of him what Shakespeare’s Malcolm says to King Duncan about the death of a treacherous vassal, “Nothing in his life / Became him like the leaving it.”
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The head of the IMF wants to turn blockchain technology against itself
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A body-on-a-chip strings together 10 model human organs
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Scenario 2050: Lithium and cobalt might not sufficeLithium and cobalt are fundamental components of present lithium-ion batteries. New analysis shows that the availability of both elements could become seriously critical. Cobalt-free battery technologies, including post-lithium technologies based on non-critical elements such as sodium, but also magnesium, zinc, calcium and aluminium, represent possibilities to avoid this criticality in the long t
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How accurate is your AI?A new evaluation method has been developed for the type of artificial intelligence that predicts yes/positive/true or no/negative/false answers.
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Growing need for urban forests as urban land expandsNew research projecting urban land growth and updating urban forest values suggests that urbanization and urban forests are likely to be one the most important forest influences and influential forests of the 21st Century.
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Many patients show signs of chronic kidney disease before diabetes diagnosisMany patients who will later be diagnosed with diabetes show signs of chronic kidney disease even before their diabetes diagnosis, according to a new study. The researchers looked at data on more than 36,000 veterans who were diagnosed with diabetes between 2003 and 2013.
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Eastern Mediterranean summer will be two months longer by end of 21st centuryThe eastern Mediterranean is experiencing monumental climate changes poised to significantly affect regional ecosystems and human health. According to a new study, these changes will drastically alter the duration of summer and winter in the region by the end of this century.
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Nanospears deliver genetic material to cells with pinpoint accuracyIn a step toward accelerating the production of new gene therapies, scientists report that they have developed remote-controlled, needle-like nanospears capable of piercing membrane walls and delivering DNA into selected cells. They say the new technique, which can ferry biological materials to cells with pinpoint accuracy, overcomes many of the existing barriers to effective gene modification.
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New class of menopause drugs reduces number and severity of hot flushesA new class of experimental drugs reduces hot flushes in menopausal women by almost three-quarters in just three days.
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Hospital admissions show the opioid crisis affects kids, tooOpioid-related hospitalizations for children are up, a sad statistic that shows the opioid epidemic doesn’t just affect adults.
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World mourns British scientist and cultural icon HawkingWorld dignitaries, celebrities and academics on Wednesday mourned Stephen Hawking, the British physicist who died aged 76 after a cosmic career in which his mental genius transcended his physical disability to probe the secrets of the universe.
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Google to ban cryptocurrency and related advertisementsGoogle says it is going to ban advertisements for cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, as well as related content like trading advice and cryptocurrency wallets.
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Crocs shoes lose EU patent in court blowAn EU court ruled on Wednesday that the design of Crocs shoes cannot be patented in Europe in a blow to the US-based maker of the plastic clogs.
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James GainesContributor James Gaines ( @the_jmgaines ) is a freelance science journalist in Seattle, Washington. His work has appeared in outlets such as Nature, LiveScience, GOOD, Upworthy, and Atlas Obscura. He once had an alligator snapping turtle as a pet for about two hours.
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SEC charges Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes with massive fraudElizabeth Holmes Theranos
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Scientists observe nanowires as they growScientists have succeeded in monitoring the growth of minute gallium arsenide wires. Their findings do not only provide for a better understanding of growth, they also enable approaches to customizing nanowires with special properties for certain applications in the future. Gallium arsenide is a semiconductor material widely used in infrared remote controls, high-frequency technology for mobile ph
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Common biological features of different types of asthma identifiedA team of researchers has identified biological variations in lung tissue samples that for the first time can help identify people with mild asthma from those with moderate or severe asthma.
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Plastic fantastic: Plastic pollution turned into cleanersScientists have discovered a way to re-use a common plastic to break down harmful dyes in our waste water.
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While a candidate's voice pitch sways voters, it doesn't result in better leadersStudies show that people with lower-pitched voices are more likely to win elected office because they are believed to be superior leaders with greater physical prowess and integrity. But is voice pitch a reliable signal of leadership quality? And is the bias in favor of selecting leaders with lower voices good or bad for democracy?
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Canada considering tax on internet giantsThe Canadian government is looking at how to regulate and tax internet giants such as Google, Facebook and Netflix, as it moves to improve protections for its cultural sector, an official said Wednesday.
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Cells stressed out? Make mitochondria longerScientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered a new pathway in cells that promotes mitochondrial function during times of stress, a response that can guard against disease as we age.
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Candidate voice pitch influences voters, but does not lead to better leadersVoters may prefer voting for candidates with lower sounding voices but they are not necessarily better leaders, a paper recently published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior by University of Miami Professor Casey Klofstad and Professor Rindy Anderson from Florida Atlantic University has revealed.
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School Segregation Is Not a MythIs school segregation getting worse? Plenty of people say yes, including scholars , journalists , and civil-rights advocates . For the first time in years, there’s something approximating a consensus: Racially divided schools are a major and intensifying problem for American education—maybe even a crisis . There’s seemingly compelling numerical evidence, too. According to my analysis of data from
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NASA finds towering storms in Tropical Cyclone LindaTowering thunderstorms were found southeast of Tropical Cyclone Linda's center when the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed overhead and analyzed the storm.
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Stephen Hawking on God, artificial intelligence and mankind's futureListen to five thought-provoking perspectives from world renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, who has died at the age of 76.
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Stephen Hawking: Five things you may not knowFrom being diagnosed with a life-threatening disease at 21 to experiencing zero-gravity.
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Pi CityData visualizers Martin Krzywinski and Jake Lever map city centers for an annual Pi Day art exploration -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Turbocharging fuel cells with a multifunctional catalystPowering clean, efficient cars is just one way fuel cell technology could accelerate humanity into a sustainable energy future, but unfortunately, the technology has been a bit sluggish. Now, engineers may be able to essentially turbocharge fuel cells with a new catalyst.
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Chemists use abundant, low-cost and non-toxic elements to synthesize semiconductorsOne of the problems for Javier Vela and the chemists in his Iowa State University research group was that a toxic material worked so well in solar cells.
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How Stephen Hawking Transformed Humanity's View of the UniverseStephen Hawking reshaped the landscape of theoretical physics, popularized physics for millions, and left a legacy that will be hard for others to match.
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Research gets closer to producing revolutionary battery to power renewable energy industryNew research verges on development of a commercial hydrogen-bromine flow battery, an advanced industrial-scale battery design engineers have strived to develop since the 1960s.
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Pairing mobile phone reminders with incentives to help prevent diseasesIn a study conducted in rural India, researchers have found that mobile phone reminders linked with incentives such as free talk time minutes work better than phone alerts alone to improve childhood immunization rates in poor communities.
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Is your smile male or female?The dynamics of how men and women smile differs measurably, according to new research, enabling artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically assign gender purely based on a smile.
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The Student Walkout Against Gun Violence, in PhotosAcross the United States today, students participated in walkouts, staging demonstrations to protest gun violence one month after the deadly shooting in a Florida high school. Organizers said as many as 3,000 walkouts were planned, as young people gathered outside their schools, gave speeches, or took to the streets, increasing pressure on lawmakers to tighten gun control and increase school safe
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Research gets closer to producing revolutionary battery to power renewable energy industryAny resident of the Great Plains can attest to the massive scale of wind farms that increasingly dot the countryside. In the Midwest and elsewhere, wind energy accounts for an ever-bigger slice of U.S. energy production: In the past decade, $143 billion was invested into new wind projects, according to the American Wind Energy Association.
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Why Stephen Hawking believed the next 200 years are crucial for humanityStephen Hawking BlackHistory will remember Stephen Hawking for his many contributions to cosmology and astrophysics, but his beliefs about the future could soon prove just as important. Read More
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An Appraisal: Stephen Hawking Taught Us a Lot About How to LiveStephen Hawking BlackThe cosmologist not only overturned our imaginations, he became an icon of mystery, curiosity and determination to understand this place we are in.
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Stephen Hawking, Pop Culture IconStephen Hawking, one of the greatest physicists of our time, died on Wednesday. He is immortalized by his brilliant research, but also by his pop culture appearances.
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Turbocharging fuel cells with a multifunctional catalystZero-emissions cars zipping into a sustainable energy future are just one dream powered by fuel cells. But cell technology has been a little sluggish and fuel prohibitively pricey. This new catalyst could offer a game changer. And there are more developments to come.
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Humans flourished through super volcano 74,000 years ago, study findsHumans not only survived a massive volcanic eruption 74,000 years ago, they flourished during the resulting climate change that occurred, a new study by UNLV geoscientist Eugene Smith and colleagues found.
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Area surrounding a tumor impacts how breast cancer cells growA research team from Oregon Health & Science University, led by Joe Gray, Ph.D. and Jim Korkola, Ph.D. discover a tumor's 'microenvironment' plays a critical role in how HER2 positive breast cancer responds to treatment.
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Making new memories is a balancing actSalk scientists discover that brain storage capacity is dynamic and varies by region.
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Cash payments prompt tropical forest users to harvest lessAn experiment conducted with 1,200 villagers in five developing countries found that when people are given cash to conserve, they cut down fewer trees both while they are being paid and after payments cease.
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Get Up, Stand Up: NYU Panel Examines PolicyGuest post by Carl Sherman Scientists should advocate for what they believe in—and bring their values to work. “Get up, get into it, be involved,” said Clancy Blair, professor of cognitive psychology at New York University. “Be the change you want to see.” Blair was on an NYU faculty panel at a Brain Awareness Week event, “Neuroscience, Inequality & Social Policy,” organized by the Scientist Acti
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A young Stephen Hawking would never have made it in today’s age of austerity | Zoe WilliamsThe late physicist was a genius and a visionary but it is hard to imagine those qualities thriving with cuts to disability support and the NHS under attack What is a fitting tribute to Stephen Hawking ? It’s probably not to ask, as John Humphrys unaccountably did, whether the “ science community cut him a lot of slack because he was so desperately disabled? ” A more insulting idea is hard to imag
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Stephen Hawking’s Hitchhiker’s legacy | Brief lettersGenetic determinism | Stephen Hawking | Mnemonics | Empty nesters Brian and Deborah Charlesworth, and Anthony Gordon ( Letters , 12 March), correctly clarify that geneticists have for many years avoided the stronger claims of genetic determinism. But they are missing the point regarding the origins of “race science”. The issue is not whether DNA interacts with the environment in individuals, it i
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Hawking’s global warnings divided opinion but the world listenedStephen Hawking BlackThe physicist was also known for his outspoken views on existential issues such as climate change. They were part of being an icon, says Geraint Lewis
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Chemists use abundant, low-cost and non-toxic elements to synthesize semiconductorsChemists have synthesized a new material for semiconductors. The chemists think the material will work well in solar cells, but without the toxicity, scarcity or costs of other semiconductors.
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Cells stressed out? Make mitochondria longerScientists investigate a phenomenon that may guard against disease as we age.
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Vision's role in vowel perceptionResearchers found that the motion and configuration of a speaker's lips are key components of the information people gather when distinguishing vowels in speech.
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Researchers tap problematic e-waste surplus to recover high-quality polymersMixed-plastic electronics waste could be a valuable source of reusable polymers, a new study suggests. The team has developed the first energy-efficient and environmentally friendly process that separates mixed polymers so that they can be recycled into new, high-quality plastic products.
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'Lazy lawn mowers' can help support suburban bee populations and diversityHomeowners concerned about the decline of bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects need look no further than their own back yards. In a new study, researchers suggest that homeowners can help support bee habitat in suburban yards, specifically their lawns, by changing lawn-mowing habits.
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Chain reaction of fast-draining lakes poses new risk for Greenland ice sheetA growing network of lakes on the Greenland ice sheet has been found to drain in a chain reaction that speeds up the flow of the ice sheet, threatening its stability.
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Scientists search for the clocks behind aging brain disordersTo understand the link between aging and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, scientists compared the genetic clocks that tick during the lives of normal and mutant flies. They found that altering the activity of a gene called Cdk5 appeared to make the clocks run faster than normal, and the flies older than their chronological age. This caused the flies to have problems walking
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EDC4: New gene involved in familial breast cancerAn international research consortium led by Dr Jordi Surrallés, director of the Genetics Service at the Hospital de Sant Pau and professor of Genetics at the UAB, and by Dr Miquel Àngel Pujana, director of the ProCURE Research Programme of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO, IDIBELL), has identified a novel gene involved in this type of cancer, known as EDC4.
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ORNL researchers design novel method for energy-efficient deep neural networksResearchers at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a novel method for more efficiently training large numbers of networks capable of solving complex science problems. Specifically, Mohammed Alawad, Hong-Jun Yoon, and Gina Tourassi of ORNL's Computer Science and Engineering Division, have demonstrated that by converting deep learning neural networks (DNNs) to 'deep spiking' ne
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Educational success curbs effects of child abuse, neglectThe emotional and sexual abuse that some children endure can lead them to commit crimes later in life.
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A lesson from DarwinWhen British naturalist Charles Darwin traveled to the Galapagos Islands in 1835, he took notice of the giant kelp forests ringing the islands. He believed that if those forests were destroyed, a significant number of species would be lost. These underwater ecosystems, Darwin believed, could be even more important than forests on land.
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What We Know about Novichok, the "Newby" Nerve Agent Linked to RussiaThe Soviet-designed chemical is the nerve agent responsible for poisoning a former spy and his daughter, according to British Prime Minister Theresa May -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Cambridge colleagues pay tribute to 'inspirational' HawkingProfessors and students at college where he was a fellow praise his achievements At the University of Cambridge’s Gonville and Caius College, where Stephen Hawking was a fellow for more than half a century, the college flag was flying at half-mast on Wednesday. It had been lowered in acknowledgement of the death of the internationally renowned scientist, who was also one of the college’s most bel
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Archaeopteryx: The Transitional FossilArchaeopteryx was an evolutionary link between dinosaurs and birds.
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Mourners Honor Stephen Hawking, Whose Mind Blazed BrightHis mental genius and physical disability made the renowned British physicist a household name. On Wednesday, people around the world grieved Hawking's death. (Image credit: Asit Kumar/AFP/Getty Images)
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A brewer's tale of proteins and beerThe transformation of barley grains into beer is an old story, typically starring water, yeast and hops. Now scientists are highlighting another character in this tale: proteins. The results could someday lead to a better, tastier brew.
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An eco-friendly alternative to recycling e-wasteAs consumers toss aside old cell phones, tablets and laptops to keep up with the latest technology, landfills are becoming full of the old devices. To address this buildup, scientists are attempting to recover valuable plastics from this electronic waste, or 'e-waste.' Now, one group reports that they have found an eco-friendly alternative to current methods.
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Are palaeontologists naming too many species?A comprehensive new study looking at variations in Ichthyosaurus, a common British Jurassic ichthyosaur (sea-going reptile) also known as 'Sea Dragons', has provided important information into recognizing new fossil species.
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Crabs in your computerA new study provides three-dimensional visual data from hermit crabs using 3-D microCT scanning technology. The authors not only describe the data, they also provide downloadable, interactive files of everything in this study, allowing everyone to use and manipulate the data. They even include interactive web-based viewers and 3-D printable file formats.
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Smokers at greater risk of hearing lossSmoking is associated with increased risk of hearing loss, according to a study of over 50,000 participants over eight years.
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Climate change is shrinking mountain hares' habitat in the AlpsA warming climate will shrink and fragment mountain hare habitat in the Swiss Alps. Populations are likely to decline as a result.
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'Heat not burn' smokeless tobacco product may not be as harm free as claimediQOS, one of the first 'heat not burn' smokeless tobacco products marketed as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes, may not be as harm free as its manufacturer claims, suggests new research.
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Larger families linked to heightened tooth loss risk for momsHaving a larger family is linked to a heightened tooth loss risk for moms, suggest the results of a large European study.
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Fundbox Wants to Be PayPal for Small BusinessesSmall-business lender Fundbox is introducing a payment service that acts like a credit card.
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DeVos Digs Herself DeeperIt was, perhaps, the best opportunity she had to patch up her reputation since starting her new job. Betsy DeVos, the country’s highly unpopular education secretary, had been asked to participate in an interview on 60 Minutes , and the news-media-shy billionaire philanthropist and school-choice advocate accepted the invitation. The media appearance would be a high-stakes endeavor, and not only be
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‘I would not have survived’: Stephen Hawking lived long life thanks to NHSScientist was defender of health service and attacked Jeremy Hunt for privatisation plans Stephen Hawking was a longtime champion of the NHS, but it was a glaring slip in the media that provoked one of his more memorable interventions. As the Obama administration sought to reform the US healthcare system in 2009, the US Investor’s Business Daily argued that Stephen Hawking “wouldn’t have a chance
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Study reveals vision's role in vowel perceptionIn a study based at Brown University, researchers found that the motion and configuration of a speaker's lips are key components of the information people gather when distinguishing vowels in speech.
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Using implementation science to improve cervical cancer prevention in sub-Saharan AfricaWhile cervical cancer -- one of the most common cancers in women -- has significantly decreased in the United States, it is still the second most common cancer in women who live in less developed countries, according to the World Health Organization. Women in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have the largest age-standardized incidence and mortality rates of this potentially preventable and non-communicabl
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Research gets closer to producing revolutionary battery to power renewable energy industryTrung Van Nguyen has headed research that today verges on development of a commercial hydrogen-bromine flow battery, an advanced industrial-scale battery design engineers have strived to develop since the 1960s.
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Scientists observe nanowires as they growScientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have succeeded in monitoring the growth of minute gallium arsenide wires. Their findings do not only provide for a better understanding of growth, they also enable approaches to customizing nanowires with special properties for certain applications in the future. Gallium arsenide is a semiconductor material widely used in infrared remote contro
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NASA finds towering storms in Tropical Cyclone LindaTowering thunderstorms were found southeast of Tropical Cyclone Linda's center when the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed overhead and analyzed the storm.
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What Happened at the Thailand 'Black Site' Run By Trump's CIA PickAs soon as Gina Haspel got the nomination to become CIA director, America’s debate over the use of torture came roaring back. The country has intermittently reckoned with the legacy of the Bush-era programs that sanctioned the disappearance and torture of terrorism suspects—recently, for instance, when then-candidate Trump declared in 2016 that “torture works” and that he wanted to bring back out
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Forget Pi Day. We should be celebrating Tau DayPi Day may be fun, but it’s based on a flawed mathematical constant.
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ADHD drugs increase brain glutamate, predict positive emotion in healthy peopleNew findings offer clues about how misused drugs affect healthy brains and hint at an undiscovered link between glutamate and mood.
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Digging deep: Harnessing the power of soil microbes for more sustainable farmingHow will the farms of the future feed a projected 9.8 billion people by 2050? A 'smart farm' project marries microbiology and machine learning in an effort to reduce the need for chemical fertilizers and enhance soil carbon uptake, thus improving the long-term viability of the land while increasing crop yields.
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'Cold-blooded' pythons make for caring momsThe female Southern African python is the first ever egg-laying snake species shown to care for their babies. This comes at great cost to themselves, as they never eat during the breeding period -- with many snakes starving -- and turn their color to black in order to attract more sun while basking to raise their body temperature.
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Daily dose of violent video games has no long-term effect on adult aggression, researchers findPlaying violent action adventure games for prolonged periods does not make adults more aggressive, say researchers. A new study looked at the influence long-term violent video game play has on aggression levels, and compared this with playing a life simulation game or not playing a video game at all.
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Construction set of magnon logic extended: Magnon spin currents can be controlled via spin valve structureIn the emerging field of magnon spintronics, researchers investigate the possibility to transport and process information by means of so-called magnon spin currents. In contrast to electrical currents, on which todays information technology is based, magnon spin currents do not conduct electrical charges but magnetic momenta. These are mediated by magnetic waves, or so-called magnons, which analog
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Did Michelangelo Include a Hidden Caricature of Himself in One of His Famous Sketches?A new article presents evidence that Michelangelo inserted his self-portrait into a sketch of his close friend, Vittoria Colonna, which is currently in the collection of the British Museum in London, England. This self-caricature of Michelangelo may serve as a tool for analyzing the artist's probable bodily dimensions and even his state of health at the time. In the portrait of Michelangelo’s frie
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Scientists remind their peers: Female birds sing, tooWhen North American ornithologists hear a bird singing, they're likely to assume it's a male. But in many species, the females sing too -- researchers argue that a better understanding of these unappreciated female songs could lead to advances in many aspects of bird biology.
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Exploration of a new chemical synthesis process -- synergy of two catalysts in one flaskDevelopment of a general and simple reaction by an organocatalyst and a transition-metal catalyst in cooperation is highly desirable for various organic syntheses but remains a challenge. Herein, we report the one-step synthesis of a ketone from an aldehyde by the combination of thiazolium N-heterocyclic carbene and palladium/bisphosphine catalysts in one flask. The two catalysts function in a syn
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Preeclampsia screening method found superior to current testsNew research highlights a more accurate way to screen for preeclampsia in pregnant women than currently recommended methods.
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A brief history of Stephen Hawking – Science Weekly podcastTo mark the 75th birthday of the late Prof Stephen Hawking, Ian Sample talked to family, friends and colleagues about his incredible contribution to science Subscribe and review on iTunes , Soundcloud , Audioboom , Mixcloud and Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter This edition of the podcast is a repeat. It was recorded last year to mark the late Prof Hawking’s 75th birthday. O
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The Universe According To Albert Einstein: RelativityWhen Einstein, born 139 years ago on Wednesday, came onto the science scene, physics was in crisis. New ideas were badly needed — it was the perfect moment for a trailblazer, says Marcelo Gleiser. (Image credit: Bettmann/Bettmann Archive)
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AI drones are controlling self-driving diggers on building sitesAt thousands of sites around Japan, drones are learning to direct autonomous trucks from above – heralding a revolution in the construction industry
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Underwater volcano behavior captured by timely scientific expeditionResearchers got a rare opportunity to study an underwater volcano in the Caribbean when it erupted while they were surveying the area.
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Tasty superfood from plant cell culturesResearchers are developing a new and promising method of producing healthy and tasty plant-based food through plant cell culture (PCC) technology rather than field cultivation. The development work was elevated to a whole new level by a study on the nutritional properties of PCCs grown from cloudberry, lingonberry and stoneberry. Their nutritional value was proven to be much higher than anticipate
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New 16 million-year-old insectivore species discoveredPalaeontologists have discovered a new fossilized species of insectivore belonging to the unusual and extinct Plesiodimylus family. The identification of this group, related to the fauna that lived in Central Europe during the Miocene (16 million years ago), is based on the study of isolated teeth found in l’Alcora (Castellón), in the district of Araya.
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Cells stressed out? Make mitochondria longerTSRI scientists investigate a phenomenon that may guard against disease as we age.
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Chemists use abundant, low-cost and non-toxic elements to synthesize semiconductorsJavier Vela of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory has worked with two of his graduate students to synthesize a new material for semiconductors. The chemists think the material will work well in solar cells, but without the toxicity, scarcity or costs of other semiconductors. They report their discovery in a paper recently published online by the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
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The Nature of Space and TimeTwo relativists present their distinctive views on the universe, its evolution and the impact of quantum theory -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Siemens to invest 1 bn euros in Brazil to 'unleash growth'German industrial group Siemens announced plans Wednesday to invest a billion euros in Brazil over the next five years, as Latin America's biggest economy cements its recovery from a brutal recession.
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Fast-tracking endocrine assaysExposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals can cause health effects, such as reduced fertility and increased incidences of obesity and diabetes. Two decades ago, Congress directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to screen substances for this activity. Now, the agency is ramping up its efforts, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of
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Researchers tap problematic e-waste surplus to recover high-quality polymersMixed-plastic electronics waste could be a valuable source of reusable polymers, a new study led by Illinois Sustainability Technology Center scientists suggests. The team has developed the first energy-efficient and environmentally friendly process that separates mixed polymers so that they can be recycled into new, high-quality plastic products.
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Klimakonference hylder København som klima-frontløberByerne er næste bation i den politiske klimakamp – og her er København et forbillede for mange.
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Science | The Guardian

Hawking won the world’s respect – and gave disabled people like me hope | Frances RyanGrowing up disabled, I had few role models. But this brilliant, witty scientist helped shift the negative stereotypes many face As with most of the famous figures whose passing now hits us via a news alert on our phones, I never met Stephen Hawking . In the vastness of the entire universe, you could say I was one speck and he was another. And yet I thought of him as a continual presence in my life
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Mountains become islands: Ecological dangers of increasing land use in East AfricaThe mountains of East Africa are a treasure trove of biodiversity. However, their ecosystems may be at a higher risk than previously realized. Scientists have discovered that Mount Kilimanjaro is turning into an "ecological island". Agriculture and housing construction have eliminated the natural vegetation that used to serve as a bridge to the surrounding area, enabling the diversity of species t
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Male loggerhead turtles also go back to their nesting beaches to breedMost male loggerhead turtles go back to the nesting beaches to breed –- a common behavior among female turtles --, according to a new study.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Global warming increases the risk of avalanchesThe impacts of global warming are felt especially in mountainous regions, where the rise in temperatures is above average, affecting both glacierized landscapes and water resources. The repercussions of these changes are manifold and varied, from retreating glaciers to an increase in the frequency and intensity of snow avalanches. A team of researchers has employed dendrochronology -– the reconstr
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New on MIT Technology Review

These boots were made for generating powerEmbedded in a boot heel, a microfluidic device based on a 19th-century invention harvests energy from human footsteps.
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New on MIT Technology Review

VR is still a novelty, but Google’s light-field technology could make it serious artA new VR app lets you explore worlds with surprising depth and detail.
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Live Science

Stephen Hawking's Most Far-Out Ideas About Black HolesFrom the notion of hairy black holes to Hawking radiation, the late Stephen Hawking revolutionized our understanding of black holes.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Researchers tap problematic e-waste surplus to recover high-quality polymersMixed-plastic electronics waste could be a valuable source of reusable polymers, a new study led by Illinois Sustainability Technology Center scientists suggests. The team has developed the first energy-efficient and environmentally friendly process that separates mixed polymers so that they can be recycled into new, high-quality plastic products.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

An eco-friendly alternative to recycling e-wasteAs consumers toss aside old cell phones, tablets and laptops to keep up with the latest technology, landfills are becoming full of the old devices. To address this buildup, scientists are attempting to recover valuable plastics from this electronic waste, or 'e-waste.' Now, one group reports in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering that they have found an eco-friendly alternative to current meth
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

ADHD drugs increase brain glutamate, predict positive emotion in healthy peopleThe findings by Brown University scientists offer clues about how misused drugs affect healthy brains and hint at an undiscovered link between glutamate and mood.
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The Atlantic

Stephen Hawking Is Still UnderratedStephen Hawking BlackI have a confession to make. For a long time—years, really—I thought Stephen Hawking was overrated. He was just so famous, an icon, and I found it hard to imagine that his contributions to physics were really proportional to his fame. There’s just something about a guy who speaks in a computer voice that automatically makes him sound like a genius. Like someone who knows things no mortal human co
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Ford recalling 1.38 mn sedans over steering defectFord Vehicles Lincoln MKZFord announced Wednesday a North American recall of 1.38 million Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans to address loose steering wheel bolts that could lead to the steering wheel detaching.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Facebook expresses concern over Sri Lanka banFacebook News VideoFacebook said Wednesday it was responding to Sri Lanka's concerns over incendiary material shared on its platform and hoped internet restrictions imposed during anti-Muslim riots last week would be lifted soon.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicistStephen Hawking BlackIn his final years, the only thing connecting the brilliant physicist to the outside world was a couple of inches of frayed nerve in his cheek.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Crab Nebula: A crab walks through timeNext year marks the 20th anniversary of NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory launch into space. The Crab Nebula was one of the first objects that Chandra examined with its sharp X-ray vision, and it has been a frequent target of the telescope ever since.
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Dagens Medicin

Myndigheder fraråder brug af kombinationsbehandling mod prostatakræftLæger bør undgå at kombinere lægemidlerne Xofigo og Zytiga i behandling af patienter med prostatakræft.
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Dagens Medicin

Fagforeninger tvivler på lockoutvarslers gyldighedFagforeninger betvivler arbejdsgivernes varsler om lockout. Arbejdsmarkedsforsker ser beskyldningen som et bevis på et elendigt forhandlingsklima.
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TED Talks Daily (SD video)

3 myths about the future of work (and why they're not true) | Daniel Susskind"Will machines replace humans?" This question is on the mind of anyone with a job to lose. Daniel Susskind confronts this question and three misconceptions we have about our automated future, suggesting we ask something else: How will we distribute wealth in a world when there will be less -- or even no -- work?
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New on MIT Technology Review

Broadcom isn’t buying Qualcomm. Now what?
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

'Lazy lawn mowers' can help support suburban bee populations and diversityHomeowners concerned about the decline of bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects need look no further than their own back yards, says ecologist Susannah Lerman at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the USDA Forest Service. In new research, she and colleagues suggest that homeowners can help support bee habitat in suburban yards, specifically their lawns, by changing lawn-mowing h
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Futurity.org

People with chemical sensitivities are like ‘human canaries’One in four Americans reports chemical sensitivity. Nearly half of this group has received a medical diagnosis of multiple chemical sensitivities, which refers to suffering health problems from exposure to common chemical products and pollutants such as insect spray, paint, cleaning supplies, fragrances, and petrochemical fumes, new research indicates. Anne Steinemann, professor of civil engineer
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Ingeniøren

Astronauttvillings genekspression langvarigt ændret efter et år i rummetEfter at have tilbragt et år i rummet ser den amerikanske astronaut Scott Kellys genekspression en del anderledes ud end hans brors. Også selv om der nu er gået to år.
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Science | The Guardian

Brain preservation is a step closer, but how could it ever be ‘you’? | Sue BlackmoreWe are far more than just stored memories. To come back as an artificial being bereft of family and friends seems meaningless Are you longing for your brain and all its memories to be preserved for ever? That once fanciful idea seems creepily closer now that a complete pig’s brain has been successfully treated, frozen, rewarmed and found to have its neural connections still intact. This achievemen
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

A brewer's tale of proteins and beerThe transformation of barley grains into beer is an old story, typically starring water, yeast and hops. Now, in a report in the Journal of Proteome Research, scientists are highlighting another character in this tale: proteins. The results could someday lead to a better, tastier brew.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Underwater volcano behavior captured by timely scientific expeditionResearchers got a rare opportunity to study an underwater volcano in the Caribbean when it erupted while they were surveying the area.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Researchers identify common biological features of different types of asthmaResearch can help to identify people with mild asthma from those with moderate or severe asthma.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Scenario 2050: Lithium and cobalt might not sufficeLithium and cobalt are fundamental components of present lithium-ion batteries. Analysis by researchers at the Helmholtz Institute Ulm (HIU) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) shows that the availability of both elements could become seriously critical. Cobalt-free battery technologies, including post-lithium technologies based on non-critical elements such as sodium, but also magnesiu
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

A brewer's tale of proteins and beerThe transformation of barley grains into beer is an old story, typically starring water, yeast and hops. Now, in a report in the Journal of Proteome Research, scientists are highlighting another character in this tale: proteins. The results could someday lead to a better, tastier brew.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

A catalyst with self-defense against oxygenEven traces of oxygen can deactivate molecular catalyst that are incorporated in fuel cells. Consequently, this drawback hampered the use of such catalyst based on abundant metals, which mimic the active center of natural biocatalyst, in technological relevant applications. Now, a team of researchers from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), the Max-Planck-Institute for Energy Conversion in Mülheim
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Quanta Magazine

How Einstein Lost His Bearings, and With Them, General RelativityAlbert Einstein released his general theory of relativity at the end of 1915. He should have finished it two years earlier. When scholars look at his notebooks from the period, they see the completed equations, minus just a detail or two. “That really should have been the final theory,” said John Norton , an Einstein expert and a historian of science at the University of Pittsburgh. But Einstein
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Researchers turn plastic pollution into cleanersScientists at the University of Bristol have discovered a way to re-use a common plastic to break down harmful dyes in our waste water.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Eastern Mediterranean summer will be two months longer by end of 21st centuryThe eastern Mediterranean—an area that covers Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and southern Turkey—is experiencing monumental climate changes poised to significantly affect regional ecosystems and human health. According to a new Tel Aviv University study, these changes will alter the duration of summer and winter in the region by the end of this century.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Growing need for urban forests as urban land expandsA new USDA Forest Service study projects that urban land in Lower 48 states will more than double between 2010 and 2060, which will affect forest and agricultural lands that are being converted to urban uses as well as expand the importance of urban forests in relation to environmental quality and human well-being.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Boron can form a purely honeycomb, graphene-like 2-D structureBorophene is known to have triangular lattice with holes, while a honeycomb lattice of boron was predicted to be energetically unstable. However, a research team led by Prof. K. H. Wu at Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, successfully fabricated a pure graphene-like borophene by using an Al(111) surface as the substrate and molecular beam epitaxy in ultrahigh vacuum, providing an i
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Graphene flakes for future transistorsGraphene nanoflakes are promising for possible applications in the field of nanoelectronics, and the subject of a study recently published in Nano Letters. These hexagonal nanostructures exhibit quantum effects for modulating current flow. Thanks to their intrinsic magnetic properties, they could also represent a significant step forward in the field of spintronics. The study, conducted via comput
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Big Think

Nerd vs. geek: How an insult became a complimentNow might just be the best time in history to be a geek or a nerd. How have the definitions and connotations changed over time? Read More
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

It's not only size, but scales that matter in some male moth antennaeMale moths have evolved intricate scale arrangements on their antennae to enhance detection of female sex pheromones, which allows them to keep their antennae small enough to maximize flying, new research suggests.
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Viden

Ny undersøgelse: Udskældte plastikposer er bedre for miljøet end stofposerStofposer får hug i ny analyse, der opfordrer til brug af plastikposer.
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Scientific American Content: Global

Stephen Hawking: 3 Publications That Shaped His CareerA pop culture icon and ground-breaking physicist, Stephen Hawking is one of the most prominent figures in modern science. Nature Video explores three of the publications that shaped his career and... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Dagens Medicin

15 nye senge til psykiatriske patienter står tommeDe 15 nye pladser til psykiatriske patienter ved Psykiatri Afdeling Vejle står stadig ubrugte hen. Der er ikke blevet visiteret én eneste patient fra kommunernes side, hvilket ærgrer overlægesygeplejerske Peter Jezek.
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Futurity.org

What’s with the weird geometric storms at Jupiter’s poles?Jupiter, the biggest planet in the solar system, has no tilt as it moves, so its poles have never been visible from Earth. But in the past two years, with NASA’s Juno spacecraft, scientists have gotten a good look at the top and bottom of the planet for the first time. What they found astounded them: bizarre geometric arrangements of storms—each arrayed around one cyclone over the north and south
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

'Body on a chip' could improve drug evaluationEngineers have developed new technology that could be used to evaluate new drugs and detect possible side effects before they are approved for human use. Using a microfluidic chip that connects tissue samples from up to 10 organs, the researchers can accurately replicate human organ interactions, allowing them to measure the effects of drugs on different parts of the body.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

One in four Americans suffer when exposed to common chemicalsNewe research reveals that one in four Americans report chemical sensitivity, with nearly half this group medically diagnosed with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), suffering health problems from exposure to common chemical products.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Decreased oxygen levels could present hidden threat to marine speciesScientists have shown that creatures which develop in hypoxic (low oxygen) conditions in the marine environment could experience previously unseen hindered development, and become compromised as adults.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

World's largest cities depend on evaporated water from surrounding landsA study found that 19 of the 29 largest cities in the world depend on evaporation from surrounding lands for more than one-third of their water supplies.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Astronomers discover galaxies spin like clockworkAstronomers have discovered that all galaxies rotate once every billion years, no matter how big they are.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Key drivers of high US healthcare spending identifiedThe major drivers of high healthcare costs in the US appear to be higher prices for nearly everything -- from physician and hospital services to diagnostic tests to pharmaceuticals -- and administrative complexity.
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Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Technique developed to improve appendicitis care for pediatric patientsResearchers have developed a new pediatric appendicitis risk calculator (pARC) to aid in the diagnosis of appendicitis.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Eastern Mediterranean summer will be two months longer by end of 21st centuryThe eastern Mediterranean is experiencing monumental climate changes poised to significantly affect regional ecosystems and human health. According to a new Tel Aviv University study, these changes will drastically alter the duration of summer and winter in the region by the end of this century.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Growing need for urban forests as urban land expandsNew research projecting urban land growth and updating urban forest values suggests that urbanization and urban forests are likely to be one the most important forest influences and influential forests of the 21st Century.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Many patients show signs of chronic kidney disease before diabetes diagnosisMany patients who will later be diagnosed with diabetes show signs of chronic kidney disease even before their diabetes diagnosis, according to a study by Veterans Affairs researchers and colleagues in Tennessee. The researchers looked at data on more than 36,000 veterans who were diagnosed with diabetes between 2003 and 2013.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

'Lazy lawn mowers' can help support suburban bee populations and diversityHomeowners concerned about the decline of bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects need look no further than their own back yards, says ecologist Susannah Lerman at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the USDA Forest Service. In new research, she and colleagues suggest that homeowners can help support bee habitat in suburban yards, specifically their lawns, by changing lawn-mowing h
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Magnon spin currents can be controlled via spin valve structureConstruction set of magnon logic extended.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Plastic fantastic -- researchers turn plastic pollution into cleanersScientists at the University of Bristol have discovered a way to re-use a common plastic to break down harmful dyes in our waste water.
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