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Bottled water is bad – but microplastics aren’t the reasonMicroplastic particles may taint some bottled water, but the ecological cost of bottles is a better reason to turn on the tap instead
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Forsker: Genbrugelig plastik er vejen frem i posejunglenDer er unuanceret, når man gør den miljøvenlige indkøbspose til et valg mellem engangsplastik eller en mulepose i stof, siger forsker bag heftigt debatteret undersøgelse.
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Google dropper Android-navnet i smart-ureStyresystemet til smart-ure hedder ikke længere Android Wear. Nyt navn skal tiltrække flere iPhone-ejere.
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The Science of Sneakers: High-Tops vs. Low-TopsThe Science of Sneakers: High-Tops vs. Low-Tops When it comes to reducing ankle injuries, high-tops aren't as important as you might think. anklesneakers_final2.jpg Image credits: Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator Rights information: Copyright American Institute of Physics ( reprinting information ) Sports Friday, March 16, 2018 - 10:30 Marcus Woo, Contributor (Inside Science) -- March Madness is
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Gender equality stalls in the U.S., report findsFor many measures of gender inequality, women rapidly made up ground in the latter half of the 20th century, but progress has since slowed or stalled entirely, according to a report released March 16 by the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality.
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Male squirrels kill offspring of rivals in years when food is plentiful, study showsIn years when food is abundant for squirrels, males kill the young of rival males, according to new research from University of Alberta biologists.
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Your gender may affect how you perceive a woman's anxiety in STEMUndergraduate students' reactions to reading about a woman's anxiety in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) class vary by gender according to a Dartmouth-led study published in the Psychology of Women Quarterly.
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Long-term monitoring is essential to effective environmental policyEnvironmental policy guided by science saves lives, money, and ecosystems. So reports a team of eleven senior researchers in Environmental Science & Policy. Using air pollution in the United States as a case study, they highlight the success of cleanup strategies backed by long-term environmental monitoring.
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Blood vessels also affected by Alzheimer's diseaseA research conducted by the UAB demonstrates that mice suffering from this disease also have substantial malfunctions in small blood vessels, important in nourishing different organs and tissues and in regulating blood pressure, and which mainly affects females. The study also demonstrates a correlation between the state of peripheral blood vessels and different levels of anxious behaviour, both i
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Researchers advise the use of anesthesia in fetuses from 21 weeks of gestationFrom the second trimester of pregnancy, the future baby already shows signs of pain when given a harmful stimulus or as a response to stress. In response to this confirmation, the researchers indicate the need to anesthetize the fetus during open fetal surgery, OFS.
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Mice change their appearance as a result of frequent exposure to humansMany tame domesticated animals have a different appearance compared to their relatives in the wild, for example white patches in their fur or shorter snouts. UZH researchers have now for the first time shown that wild house mice develop the same visible changes -- without selection, as a result of exposure to humans alone.
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Two better than one: USU chemists advance sustainable battery technologyUtah State University chemists describe design and synthesis of a pi-conjugation-extended viologen molecule as a novel, two-electron storage anolyte for neutral total organic aqueous redox flow batteries.
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Coral reefs suffering in Philippines despite outlawing damaging fishing practicesSome of the fishing methods used in today's small-scale fisheries are causing more damage to coral reefs than ever, a new UBC study has found.
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New understanding of Kenyan paleoenvironments opens window on human evolution in the areaBoulder, Colo., USA: Interest in human evolution has stimulated new geological work in the southern rift valley of Kenya. A new Geological Society of America Bulletin article by Anna K. Behrensmeyer and colleagues presents the results of more than 15 years of field research on complex strata representing the last 500 thousand years of geological history in an active rift system.
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China wants to shape the global future of artificial intelligenceChinese US TencentDrawing up technical standards is an early attempt to control how AI evolves worldwide.
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These are the places that (most likely) host alien lifeNot too cold, not too hot—the conditions for life are found not just on Earth, but on a handful of other places out in the universe.
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Analyzing why Wikipedia often overlooks stories of women in historyMovements like #MeToo are drawing increased attention to the systemic discrimination facing women in a range of professional fields, from Hollywood and journalism to banking and government.
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Sexual harassment statistics: Do the numbers reveal the true extent of the problem?A new article addresses the statistics of sexual harassment and questions how prevalent it is. The Statistics Views article notes that surveys indicate that if you're a woman, you have about a 3 in 5 chance of experiencing sexual harassment, while if you're a man, your chances are around or slightly less than 1 in 5. These figures are for reported cases of sexual harassment, however, and studies i
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Plasmons triggered in nanotube quantum wellsA novel quantum effect observed in a carbon nanotube film could lead to the development of unique lasers and other optoelectronic devices, according to scientists at Rice University and Tokyo Metropolitan University.
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Big tech firms are helping disabled people better navigate the real world
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Near-infrared photoactivatable oxygenation catalysts of amyloid peptideA new, biocompatible photooxygenation catalyst that can selectively oxygenate and degrade the pathogenic aggregation of Alzheimer's disease (AD)-related amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) under near-infrared (NIR) light irradiation has been developed. The catalyst was able to oxygenate Aβ embedded under the skin of a living mouse, and diminished intact Aβ level in AD-model mouse brain. The new catalyst is pot
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Three scenarios show we have to think carefully about ethics in designing smart citiesTo improve cities, governments are increasingly promoting the use of technology and data-driven decision-making. They decide how technologies and Big Data are being used or deployed in creating smart cities, with the help of academics who collect and interpret data, design new city ideas and newer technologies for cities.
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African tools push back the origins of human technological innovationJust 20 years ago, many archaeologists believed there was a "human revolution" 40,000-50,000 years ago during which modern behaviours such as symbolism, innovation and art suddenly arose. This was thought to have enabled a major shift in cognitive organisation and probably the advent of complex language. At the time, the earliest modern human fossils had been found in Africa and dated to some 100,
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Neighbourhood wellbeing and a sense of community are at the heart of a good home, say researchersA sense of wellbeing and a thriving community are key to a happy neighbourhood, according to housing researchers, who looked at the relationship between the experience of the home and wellbeing.
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Svenskere finder vækstfaktor for aggressiv brystkræftSvenske forskere udvikler et nyt biologisk stof, der kan gøre modstandsdygtig kræft modtagelig over for standardbehandling.
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New solution to harmful algal blooms raises hope of economic and environmental benefitsA cheap, safe and effective method of dealing with harmful algal blooms is on the verge of being introduced following successful field and lab tests.
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Add a dash of chemistry for the best microwave mug cake of your lifeDIY This single-serving dessert takes 60 seconds—and some science. A microwave can transform a mug of batter into a single-serving dessert in 60 seconds. Here's how that magical humming box turns a liquid into a fluffy treat.
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Who’ll get the Zika vaccine? Depends on these factorsPeople’s willingness to use a Zika vaccine when it’s available will be influenced by how they weigh the risks associated with the disease and the vaccine—but also by their misconceptions about vaccines for other diseases, researchers say. While a Zika vaccine is in development, researchers examined factors that will affect its eventual acceptance or rejection. The study, which appears in the Jour
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Microtubules anchored to proteins in the nuclear membrane position muscle cell nucleiScientists at A*STAR have revealed how microtubules, part of a cell's 'skeleton," position the multiple nuclei in muscle cells. Malfunctions in this crucial developmental process are linked to muscular dystrophies, a group of debilitating diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass.
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New solution to harmful algal blooms raises hope of economic and environmental benefitsA cheap, safe and effective method of dealing with harmful algal blooms is on the verge of being introduced following successful field and lab tests.
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Decomposition of toxic products in drinking water infiltrationIsrael has declared war against drought. Five desalination plants generate around 600 million cubic metres of fresh water every year, which is about 70 percent of the consumption required by private households. Because the vast plants cannot be regulated flexibly, in times of lower demand and when the supply lines are being worked on, the country has too much of the precious wet stuff. "They need
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Blood, sweat and tears in raptor researchMurdoch University Ph.D. candidate Simon Cherriman is enjoying the relative safety of his home office after spending much of the last six months scaling trees and attaching satellite tags to 13 feisty juvenile Wedge-tailed Eagles.
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Jean Grae's New 'Zero' Music Video Is a Trip Through Classic Arcade GamesThe rapper's partner Quelle Chris designed and animated the video to look like classic 1990s arcade fighter games.
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Scientists researching how tree frogs climb have discovered that a unique combination of adhesion and grip gives thScientists researching how tree frogs climb have discovered that a unique combination of adhesion and grip gives them perfect technique.
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Self-employed happier at work despite long hours and more uncertaintyNew research has identified a key ingredient to securing a happy and fulfilling career - working for yourself.
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Sensing scheme improves accuracy when reading data from spin-based memory storageA voltage sensing scheme developed by researchers from Singapore could improve the accuracy of reading data from spin-based memory systems with only minimal modifications. The scheme responds dynamically to voltage changes in the system, so that it can better discern whether it is reading a binary on (1) or off (0) state.
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The genius at Guinness and his statistical legacyThis St Patrick's Day, revellers around the world will crowd the streets seeking one of Ireland's national drinks: a pint of Guinness. But besides this tasty stout, one of the most fundamental and commonly used tools of science also has its origins at the Guinness brewery.
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Stephen Hawking had pinned his hopes on 'M-theory' to fully explain the universe—here's what it isRumour has it that Albert Einstein spent his last few hours on Earth scribbling something on a piece of paper in a last attempt to formulate a theory of everything. Some 60 years later, another legendary figure in theoretical physics, Stephen Hawking, may have passed away with similar thoughts. We know Hawking thought something called "M-theory" is our best bet for a complete theory of the univers
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Scientists create diodes made of lightPhotonics researchers at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have achieved the extra-ordinary by creating a diode consisting of light that can be used, for the first time, in miniaturised photonic circuits, as published in Optica.
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Mobile application detecting atrial fibrillation reduces the risk of strokeA new application developed at the University of Turku, Finland, can detect atrial fibrillation that causes strokes. Atrial fibrillation can be detected with the mobile phone application without any extra equipment. The mobile application can save lives all over the world as timely diagnosis of atrial fibrillation is crucial for effective stroke prevention.
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Near-infrared photoactivatable oxygenation catalysts of amyloid peptideA new, biocompatible photooxygenation catalyst that can selectively oxygenate and degrade the pathogenic aggregation of Alzheimer's disease (AD)-related amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) under near-infrared (NIR) light irradiation is developed. The catalyst was able to oxygenate Aβ embedded under the skin of a living mouse, and diminished intact Aβ level in AD-model mouse brain. The new catalyst is potential
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Bees: How royal jelly prevents royal offspring from falling out of their cellsDefying gravity: A special mixture of proteins in the larval food of bees ensures that future queen larvae survive. Surprisingly this has less to do with nourishment than with gravity. The special properties of the proteins prevent the large and heavy larvae from falling out of their cells. Researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have discovered how this is accomplished at a
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Which skills will help patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder?Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a complex psychological condition, and those who suffer from it experience severe reduction in their quality of life. A new study in Springer's journal Cognitive Therapy and Research now shows that OCD sufferers need to adopt adaptive coping skills rather than the maladaptive strategies often used such as repetitive, compulsive actions or creating emotional d
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Long-term monitoring is essential to effective environmental policyEnvironmental policy guided by science saves lives, money, and ecosystems. So reports a team of eleven senior researchers in Environmental Science and Policy. Using air pollution in the United States as a case study, they highlight the success of cleanup strategies backed by long-term environmental monitoring.
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Potential RNA Markers of abnormal heart rhythms identified in circulating bloodThe irregular heart rhythm atrial fibrillation (AF) increases the risk of stroke and heart failure, but is often undiagnosed because of a lack of symptoms. Now, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) researchers have identified four short lengths of RNA (miRNAs) that show increased expression in the circulating blood of AF patients. These miRNAs could be used as potential biomarkers to predict
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Imaging technique pulls plasmon data togetherRice University scientists have developed a novel technique to view a field of plasmonic nanoparticles simultaneously to learn how their differences change their reactivity.
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New device for studying cell lineage over multiple generations offers a way to measure effects of mutationsA team of researchers with members from several institutions in France has found a new way to study cell lineage over multiple generations. They developed a device (which they call a "mother machine") that is capable of separating out individual bacteria cells and watching as they divide over time and sometimes mutate. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes using the
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Climate change and construction a recipe for future Calgary floods, study findsClimate change and urban development along Calgary's Elbow River may be a recipe for frequent flooding disasters in the future, says the lead author of a study focused on the impact of precipitation, thaw and development on the city's second-largest river basin.
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NASA powers on new instrument staring at the SunNASA has powered on its latest space payload to continue long-term measurements of the Sun's incoming energy. Total and Spectral solar Irradiance Sensor (TSIS-1), installed on the International Space Station, became fully operational with all instruments collecting science data as of this March.
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Star-shaped nanoparticles that release their drug payload only after entering cellsA*STAR researchers have developed nanoscale drug delivery particles that can sense their surroundings, and release their payload only after entering a cell, a discovery that could make many existing medicines more effective.
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A flexible, low-cost technique could lead to the mass production of microelectromechanical systemsMaking increasingly smaller microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) has proved very challenging, limiting their anticipated potential. Now, researchers at A*STAR have developed a versatile and cost-effective technique for making devices with much greater precision and reliability for use in biotechnology and medical applications.
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Rare metals on Mars and Earth implicate colossal impactsNew research has revealed that a giant impact on Mars more than four billion years ago would explain the unusual amount of "iron loving" elements in the Red Planet.
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How to disagree well: 7 of the best and worst ways to argueA classic essay defines different ways to disagree, from the worst to the best, with lessons that ring true in our divisive times. Read More
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A massive telescope for seeing the invisibleSome of the universe's greatest mysteries could soon be resolved thanks to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), a huge radio telescope that will be built in South Africa and Australia. Several EPFL labs are involved in this epic project.
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Days become slightly longer as land ice meltsRising sea levels are affected by many factors, most of which researchers can now effectively explain. Delft University of Technology researcher Thomas Frederikse has established that the average rise in sea levels worldwide is accelerating. Moreover, he says, the days on Earth are becoming slightly longer.
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Study casts doubt on ketamine nasal sprays for depressionResearchers from UNSW Sydney and the Black Dog Institute have questioned the efficacy and safety of intranasal ketamine for depression, with their pilot trial stopped early due to poor side effects in patients.
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Coral reefs suffering in Philippines despite outlawing damaging fishing practicesSome of the fishing methods used in today's small-scale fisheries are causing more damage to coral reefs than ever, a new UBC study has found.
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Your gender may affect how you perceive a woman's anxiety in STEMUndergraduate students' reactions to reading about a woman's anxiety in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) class vary by gender according to a Dartmouth-led study published in the Psychology of Women Quarterly. Men are more likely than women to attribute a female student's anxiety or self-doubt in a STEM class to internal factors such as not being prepared while women are mo
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Reefs help protect vulnerable Caribbean fish from climate changeNew research from UBC's Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries suggests that larger reef areas may help protect the Caribbean's coral reef fish communities from the impacts of ocean warming.
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Americans slow down the clock of ageA close examination of national health data indicate that the rate of biological aging appears to be more delayed for all Americans, but particularly for men, which may extend their lives. Researchers cite advancements in medicine as one possible reason for the deceleration. The study appeared in Demography.
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With new 'shuffling' trick, researchers can measure gene activity in single cellsResearchers at the University of Washington and the Allen Institute for Brain Science have developed a new method to classify and track the multitude of cells in a tissue sample. In a paper published March 15 in the journal Science, the team reports that this new approach -- known as SPLiT-seq -- reliably tracks gene activity in a tissue down to the level of single cells.
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Flere forældre har tillid til HPV-vaccinenEn markant stigning af forældre har tillid til HPV-vaccinen, og i 2017 blev dobbelt så mange piger HPV-vaccineret første gang sammenlignet med 2016. Meget positivt, siger sundhedsministeren.
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Politics is not the primary reason people are leaving churches, study suggestsExtreme political views might be driving some people away from churches, but the actual number of departing parishioners is not that large and those who do leave the pews are mostly marginally involved with the institution, according to a new study co-authored by a University at Buffalo political scientist.
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Reefs protect vulnerable Caribbean fish from climate changeNew research from UBC's Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries suggests that larger reef areas may help protect the Caribbean's coral reef fish communities from the impacts of ocean warming.
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Combining microbial and chemical fingerprints for forensics applicationsResearchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Center for Microbiome Innovation have for the first time combined technologies that detect the presence of microbes and chemicals to identify "who touched what" in a manmade space.
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Hope from chaos: could political upheaval lead to a new green epoch?The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the IPCC) published its first major report 28 years ago. This watershed document described the ominous implications of escalating emissions and the scale of the challenge in reversing this seemingly inexorable trend.
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Send your name to the sun aboard NASA's Parker Solar ProbeNASA's Parker Solar Probe—designed, built and managed by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory—will launch in summer 2018 on a historic mission to the sun.
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Researcher seeks to sustain peace through mediaIn most conflict zones around the world, half to a majority of the population is under 18 years old. Young people make up to 70 percent of the population in some of these areas. Knowing the role young people will play in the future of these regions, faculty member Yael Warshel studies the effect that media has on children and youth in conflict zones, primarily in Africa and the Middle East. Her re
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Slow cycling isn't just for fun – it's essential for many city workersIn cities, people use bicycles for far more than just commuting and recreation. For many people, riding a bike is not just a way to get to work; it is a livelihood necessity and helps sustain urban economies. And for people who rely on a bike to do their job, safe access to city roads is essential.
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Researchers measure gene activity in single cellsFor biologists, a single cell is a world of its own: It can form a harmonious part of a tissue, or go rogue and take on a diseased state, like cancer. But biologists have long struggled to identify and track the many different types of cells hiding within tissues.
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Researchers uncover framework for how stem cells determine where to form replacement structuresResearchers at Whitehead Institute have uncovered a framework for regeneration that may explain and predict how stem cells in adult, regenerating tissue determine where to form replacement structures.
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Sustainable shark trade bill is supported by both conservationists and fishing industryWCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) supports a new bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. Congress that encourages a science-based approach to fisheries conservation and management to significantly reduce the overfishing and unsustainable trade of sharks, rays, and skates around the world and prevent shark finning.
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Small mammal thought to be extinct rediscovered in Nepal's national parkThe hispid hare (Caprolagus hispidus) is in the list of critically endangered small mammals. It was thought to be extinct from Chitwan National Park as it had not been spotted again after its first spotting in 1984.
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Elusive venomous mammal joins the genome clubAn article published in GigaScience presents a draft genome of a small shrew-like animal, the venomous Hispaniolan solenodon. This unusual animal is one of the only extant venomous mammals, and it is the sole remaining branch of mammals that split from other insectivores at the time of the dinosaurs. The solenodon genome sequence revealed the answer to several evolutionary questions, such as wheth
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Smart software can diagnose prostate cancer as well as a pathologistChinese scientists and clinicians have developed a learning artificial intelligence system which can diagnose and identify cancerous prostate samples as accurately as any pathologist. This holds out the possibility of streamlining and eliminating variation in the process of cancer diagnosis. It may also help overcome any local shortage of trained pathologists. In the longer term it may lead to aut
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New understanding of Kenyan paleoenvironments opens window on human evolution in the areaInterest in human evolution has stimulated new geological work in the southern rift valley of Kenya. A new Geological Society of America Bulletin article by Anna K. Behrensmeyer and colleagues presents the results of more than 15 years of field research on complex strata representing the last 500,000 years of geological history in an active rift system.
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Democratizing science: Making neuroscience experiments easier to share, reproduceIn a paper published online March 5 in Nature Communications, University of Washington researchers unveiled an open-access browser to display, analyze and share neurological data collected through a type of magnetic resonance imaging study known as diffusion-weighted MRI.
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Some funny things happened to astronaut Scott Kelly’s body after one year in spaceNASA's Twins Study is critical to understanding what happens to the human body after a prolonged period in space. Read More
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New technique uses AI to locate and count craters on the moonA new technique developed by researchers at U of T Scarborough is using the same technology behind self-driving cars to measure the size and location of crater impacts on the moon.
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Monocrystalline silicon thin film for cost-cutting solar cells with 10-times faster growth rate fabricatedA research team from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Waseda University have successfully produced high-quality thin film monocrystalline silicon with a reduced crystal defect density down to the silicon wafer level at a growth rate that is more than 10 times higher than before. In principle, this method can improve the raw material yield to nearly 100 percent. Therefore, it can be e
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Scientific misconduct harms prior collaboratorsScientists should choose their associates carefully, according to researchers at the University of Luxembourg and the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, as future misconduct by colleagues could seriously impact the reputations of their former collaborators.
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Electrodes fitted behind your ear can make you walk fasterA type of electrical skull stimulation makes us step out faster with longer strides – a finding that could help people with balance disorders to walk more easily
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SPeranto for begyndereAt arbejde med SP kan sammenlignes med at feje Københavns Lufthavn med en tandbørste. Hvad skal man egentlig stille op? Nytter det overhovedet at protestere? Er slaget tabt? Er indlæg som dette andet end spild af tid?
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Supercomputer simulation opens prospects for obtaining ultra-dense electron-positron plasmasPhysicists from the Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology and computer scientists from Lobachevsky University have developed a new software tool called PICADOR for numerical modeling of laser plasmas on modern supercomputers.
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Reconsidering damage production and radiation mixing in materialsUnderstanding the nature of radiation damage in materials is of paramount importance for controlling the safety of nuclear reactors, semiconductor technology, and designing reliable devices in space. For more than 60 years, the standard approach to estimating the radiation damage in materials analytically has been a simple equation known as Kinchin-Pease. However, the displacements-per-atom (DPA)
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Large-scale climatic warming could increase persistent haze in BeijingIn recent decades, Beijing, the capital city of China, has experienced increasingly frequent persistent haze events (PHEs). Severe PHEs not only lead to a sharp decrease in visibility, causing traffic hazards and economic disruptions, but also induce serious health problems such as respiratory illnesses and heart disease. While the increased pollutant emissions are the biggest contributor, changes
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A small protein with many applicationsResearchers from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and from the Department of Biomedicine at Aarhus University have collaboratively developed and described a llama antibody that might have significant impact for future diagnostics and treatment of, e.g., kidney diseases.
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World's first observation of spin arrangements using neutron transmissionFor the first time in the world, NIMS, JAEA and J-PARC jointly succeeded in observing electron spin arrangements in sample materials by applying a neutron beam to a sample and quantifying the neutrons transmitted through it. Conventional methods measuring neutrons scattered by the spins at various angles are principally incompatible with sample environment equipment that blocks the scattered neutr
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Tree rings shed light on past—and future—droughtsResearchers have developed a climate record stretching 2,060 years into Mongolia’s past by using the natural archive of weather conditions stored in the rings of Siberian pines. The researchers also combined information on past climate from the tree rings with computer models that can project future regional climate. According to the researchers, the extreme wet and dry periods Mongolia has exper
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Musk Talks Tariffs, NYC Battles Traffic, and More Car News of the WeekPlus: Waymo puts passengers in its truly driverless cars, Lyft makes a move for self-driving dominance, and more.
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Startup offers a path to immortality. The catch? It's "100% fatal"A new startup has a method for preserving a brain’s memories when it’s frozen for future uploading. Read More
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Energidebat: Skal biomasse fortsætte i hovedrollen?Som led i Ingeniørens optakt til forhandlingerne om et nyt energiforlig, har vi stillet to centrale aktører og de politiske partier spørgsmålet: Skal biomasse fortsat spille en hovedrolle i det danske energisystem i 2030?
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These animals have nipples on their butts and that is not the most fascinating thing about themAnimals The tiny, venomous mammal outlived the dinosaurs, but might go extinct due to extreme clumsiness. If any animal were going to outlive the dinosaurs, you probably wouldn’t guess it’d be this lil shrew-lookin’ dude. Look at it, with its little eyes and…
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What we can and can’t say about Arctic warming and U.S. wintersEvidence of a connection is growing stronger, but scientists still struggle to explain why.
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A Brief History of Aspect Ratios, aka Screen Proportions-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Even decades later, cancer survivors get tired fasterPatients who beat cancer years or even decades ago still become fatigued more quickly than people without cancer histories, a new study shows. “The main goal of cancer treatment has been survival, but studies like this suggest that we need also to examine the longer-term effects on health and quality of life.” In a long-term aging study, cancer survivors reported more fatigue after treadmill test
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Oversvømmelse, tørke og sygdomstolerance - et enkelt gen styrer det heleEt nyopdaget gen i ris styrer både oversvømmelse-, tørke- og sygdomstolerance, og...
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The Unlearned Lesson of My LaiEditor’s Note: This is part of The Atlantic’s ongoing series looking back at 1968. All past articles and reader correspondence are collected here . New material will be added to that page through the end of 2018. When U.S. Army soldiers ended their massacre of elderly men, women, and children in a South Vietnamese hamlet 50 years ago—on March 16, 1968—perhaps 500 civilians lay dead. The green tro
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Image of the Day: Coral on AcidResearchers exposed a coral reef to carbonated water to study the effects of ocean acidification.
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Homo Sapiens Interbred With Denisovans From Two Different PopulationsResearchers find that modern human populations carry distinct sets of genes from the extinct hominin species.
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Male LGBQ Students More Likely to Leave STEM Majors Than Their Heterosexual Peers: StudyWomen who identified as sexual minorities, however, were more likely to remain in a STEM field.
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Psykiatrisk hjælp, 25 øreLad os få ‘egen psykolog/psykoterapeut’, ligesom vi har egen læge! Min påstand er, at det kan betale sig mangefold for samfundet. For os alle.
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Science | The Guardian

HS2 excavations uncover prehistoric subtropical coastline in Ruislip, west LondonBlack clay deposit indicates the London suburb was once a woodland marsh by the sea It was a time when Britain boasted a subtropical climate, dense forests and parts of the south and east of country were under a shallow warm sea. But in Ruislip, west London, you would have needed your wellingtons: 56m years ago, the area appears to have been a wooded marsh. Experts working on exploratory excavati
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Need your yard mowed? 'Uber for lawn care' coming to SacramentoNeed someone to care for your lawn? There's an app for that.
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Sexual harassment statistics: Do the numbers reveal the true extent of the problem?A new article addresses the statistics of sexual harassment and questions how prevalent it is.
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"my mama" / "BLACK BANANA" | ReiSinger-songwriter Rei brings her mix of indie rock and blues to the TED stage in a performance of two songs, "my mama" and "BLACK BANANA."
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Killer kettles show security an afterthought for connected homesThe internet of things is coming thick and fast but so are the warnings that security of devices is poor. The lack of action is alarming, says Paul Marks
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My Day With the Zombies Helping Airports Practice for DisasterTo see how airports prep for disaster, I joined the volunteer zombie corps and boarded a plane bound for (faux) doom.
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Why Can't Everyone Do the 'Asian Squat'?Among the more practical advice that can be offered to international travelers is wisdom of the bathroom. So let me say, as someone who recently returned from China, that you should be prepared to one, carry your own toilet paper and two, practice your squat. I do not mean those goofy chairless sits you see at the gym. No, toned glutes will not save you here. I mean the deep squat, where you plop
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The Nancy Pelosi ProblemLast May, The Washington Post ’s James Hohmann noted “an uncovered dynamic” that helped explain the GOP’s failure to repeal Obamacare. Three current Democratic House members had opposed the Affordable Care Act when it first passed. Twelve Democratic House members represent districts that Donald Trump won. Yet none voted for repeal. The “uncovered dynamic,” Hohmann suggested, was Nancy Pelosi’s sk
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This color-changing fish can ‘see’ with its skinGenetic analysis reveals new evidence to explain how the hogfish uses its skin to “see.” The hogfish is a pointy-snouted reef fish that can go from pearly white to mottled brown to reddish in a matter of milliseconds as it adjusts to shifting conditions on the ocean floor. Scientists have long suspected that animals with quick-changing colors don’t just rely on their eyes to tune their appearance
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Earthquake AI makes it easier to predict devastation of strikesA new computer system can identify seismic activity with twice the accuracy of the current best algorithms and is nearly as good as human experts
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Radio Atlantic: Does America Have a Monopoly Problem?“Politicians from both parties publicly worship the solemn dignity of entrepreneurship and small businesses. But by the numbers, America has become the land of the big and the home of the consolidated,” writes The Atlantic ’s Derek Thompson. In a time when Americans have lost faith in their institutions, the nation seems to now look to corporations for positive action. Can big business be a force
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Tech Companies Try to Retrain the Workers They're DisplacingAutomation will change or eliminate millions of today's jobs. Can training workers for entry-level tech jobs now ease the transition?
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The Uneven Gains of Energy EfficiencyLow-income Americans are more likely to live in housing that wastes energy, which saddles them with disproportionately high energy costs.
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The Best Amazon Echo Speaker (2018)Amazon has a lot of Alexa-enabled Echo speakers, and these are the ones you should consider.
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To Understand the Universe, Physicists Are Building Their OwnSilke Weinfurtner isn’t an evil genius hell-bent on creating a new world of her own to rule. She just wants to understand the origins of the one we already have.
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Why Giving Billions in Subsidies to Big Telecom Won't Get Us Better ServiceWIRED columnist Susan Crawford on the dangers of auctioning off public assets to companies like Verizon and AT&T
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Usædvanlig stibro kollapser under opførelseEntreprenøren var i gang med at stressteste en stibro i Miami, da den kollapsede. Mindst seks personer er omkommet.
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Astronomers can’t figure out why some black holes got so big so fastEarly supermassive black holes are challenging astronomers’ ideas about how the behemoths grew so quickly.
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To Fight Tuberculosis in the Global South, Look to Apple as a ModelThe same strategies that lead to better gadgets could also lead to more effective treatments -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Hør podcast om vikingeskibe og dobbeltdækkervogneTransformator handler denne uge om dobbeltdækkervogne, der forsinker det nye signalsystem. Hør også om skrøbelige vikingeskibe, der skal flyttes meget, meget forsigtigt.
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Black Hole Pretenders Could Really Be Bizarre Quantum StarsNew research reveals a possible mechanism allowing “black stars” and “gravastars” to exist -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Science | The Guardian

Have we really found Amelia Earhart's bones?A new study claims that the Nikumaroro Island bones are those of the famous aviator. But some researchers remain skeptical From the headlines last week , you would think that the Amelia Earhart mystery has finally been solved. A new study published in Forensic Anthropology by Richard Jantz claims that a set of human remains found on Nikumaroro Island are likely the bones of the pioneering aviator
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Facebook, with 2,000 employees in Seattle, expands into new buildingFacebook, which has doubled the size of its workforce in Seattle in two years, has started moving into the second of four buildings the social-networking firm will be leasing in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood.
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A Neuroscientist Explains: the origins of social behaviour – podcast trailerIn episode two of the second season of our A Neuroscientist Explains podcast, Daniel Glaser explores the evolutionary origins of social conformity Subscribe and review on Acast , Apple Podcasts , Soundcloud , Audioboom & Mixcloud . Join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter and email us at scienceweekly@theguardian.com. Daniel Glaser explores the evolutionary origins of social behaviour in human
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Chillaxing? 'Snorkeling' Walrus Charms TwitterA "snorkeling" walrus has achieved its 15 minutes of fame after a photo of the flippered behemoth was tweeted along with this oddly charming wildlife fact: "Good morning, walruses sometimes hook their teeth on the ice and relax."
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You Should Be Very Skeptical of Nectome's Deadly 'Mind-Uploading Service'Don't upload your brain, folks.
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A Russian Cargo Plane Just Dropped 3 Tons of Gold Over SiberiaAbout $378 million in gold rained down from the skies of Siberia after the back of a cargo plane holding the treasure ripped off.
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NYT > Science

Trilobites: Picture a Leader. Is She a Woman?Most people will draw a man. Researchers investigate the consequences.
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NYT > Science

The New Old Age: A Quiet Drug Problem Among the ElderlyDespite warnings from experts, older people are using more anti-anxiety and sleep medications, putting them at risk of serious side effects and even overdoses.
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NYT > Science

Nonfiction: The Beauty and Mystery of How a Building Is ‘Built’Roma Agrawal, a pioneering structural engineer for some of the world’s tallest towers, explains the history and beauty of her craft.
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The Atlantic

'I Think We Have a Leadership Problem'Wednesday marked just one month since a 19-year-old man opened fire in a Parkland, Florida, high school and murdered 17 people. One month since Twitter brimmed with thoughts and prayers from some, and renewed calls for gun control from others. And one month since President Donald Trump told lawmakers he didn’t want to wait “two weeks, three weeks, four weeks” to address gun violence in America, w
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The Atlantic

What's Next for Trump's Border Wall?This week, during a visit to California, President Trump inspected eight prototypes for his proposed border wall. The president has made no secret of his intent to erect a physical barrier along the border. After touring the structures, he tweeted : “If we don’t have a wall system, we’re not going to have a country.” But the desire to get it done doesn’t guarantee its construction. And to that en
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Miljøstyrelsen afviser kritik af plastposerapport: Den viser blot et øjebliksbilledeMiljøstyrelsen mener ikke, at rapporten ligefrem anbefaler borgere at købe plastposer. Også Plastindustrien afviser, at rapportens budskab kan spænde ben for øget genanvendelse.
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Big Think

College no longer provides job security. Is it still worth attending?A college degree is still a well-trodden path to relative financial success. Even so, a college degree is no longer a guarantee of a secure job, or of any job at all. Read More
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Interview med Margrethe Vestager: Prøv noget andet end GoogleDigitale forbrugere skal kende værdien af deres data, siger den danske EU-kommissær Margrethe Vestager, der ikke forstår, at så få bruger alternative søgemaskiner.
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Tog kørt ind i væltet træ på SydfynTidligt i morges kørte et passagertog ind i et træ, der var væltet ind over sporene nord for Stenstrup Station på Fyn.
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Gadgets: Great finds from the 2018 WPPI trade showThe 2018 WPPI trade show, for veteran or beginning wedding and portrait photographers, was held recently in Las Vegas. As usual the trade show portion of the event brought out companies introducing new innovative products to help photographers to do their job.
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Amazon looks at dropping packages onto your patio from as high as 25 feetIt's not that drones get tired, it's just that if they're delivering your box of cat food and low-rise socks, dropping down to put it on your patio and flying back up for the next delivery takes power that they need to conserve.
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CFCS på vej med betydelig udbygning af sensornetværk: Vil også gerne se ind i maskinerneDen nye strategi for cyber- og informationssikkerhed kommer til at indeholde tre centrale temaer om teknisk sikkerhed, digital kompetencer og øget koordinering.
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Artificial intelligence can transform industries, but California lawmakers are worried about privacyThe use of bots to meddle in political elections. Algorithms that learn who people are and keep them coming back to social media platforms. The rise of autonomous vehicles and drones that could displace hundreds of thousands of workers.
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Target fights Amazon by offering free two-day shipping and bringing online orders to carsTarget is fighting Amazon's total retail domination by offering free two-day shipping, again raising wages and offering to bring online orders to customers' cars, the company announced at its annual meeting.
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Whistleblower charges Walmart misled on e-commerce data in catch-up race with AmazonA whistleblowing former employee alleges Walmart issued misleading e-commerce data in its race to catch up with retail rival Amazon.com, and then fired him in retaliation when he refused to stop complaining about the practice.
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Google says it pays women equally. An activist shareholder isn't convinced.Google, which is being sued by former employees and investigated by the Labor Department for underpaying women, says it pays most of the men and women who work for the Internet giant around the globe—89% of the more than 70,000 plus employees—equally.
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Climate sensitivity—reducing the uncertainty of uncertaintyGlobal warming is a reality – but just how bad will it be? A study published in January 2018 claims to halve the uncertainty around how much our planet's temperature will change in response to rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, potentially giving governments more confidence to prepare for the future.
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World's biggest battery in Australia to trump Musk'sBritish billionaire businessman Sanjeev Gupta will built the world's biggest battery in South Australia, officials said Friday, overtaking US star entrepreneur Elon Musk's project in the same state last year.
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Rihanna hits Snapchat over beating ad, sending shares tumblingRihanna on Thursday denounced Snapchat after an advertisement made light of her beating by fellow pop star Chris Brown, sending the company's share prices tumbling.
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The sorry state of Earth's species, in numbersAs the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) prepares to unveil a thorough diagnosis of the health of Earth's plant and animal species, this is what we already know:
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IPBES: The world's guardian of biodiversityThe Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), due to bring out a major assessment on the health of the world's species next week, is an independent body created by more than 100 countries in 2012.
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Siemens' health unit shares surge in Frankfurt debut (Update)Shares in Siemens' Healthineers unit surged in their debut on the Frankfurt stock exchange Friday, after the industrial giant raised 4.2 billion euros in a more muted than expected initial public offering.
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Global biodiversity 'crisis' to be assessed at major summitEarth is enduring a mass species extinction, scientists say—the first since the demise of the dinosaurs and only the sixth in half-a-billion years.
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Snow science: Crystal clues to climate change, watershedsCapturing snowflakes isn't as easy as sticking out your tongue.
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Experience trumps youth among jumping fishTiny jumping fish can leap further as they get older, new research shows.
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Science-Based Medicine

Are Rattlesnake Vaccines for Dogs Effective?A company is now selling a rattlesnake venom vaccine. How much can we trust it when it comes to the health and safety of our dogs? Right now, it's too early to tell.
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Kamstrup: Nødvendigt at få white hackere til at teste vores IoT-udstyrFor teknologivirksomheden Kamstrup betyder IoT, at behovene for indbygget sikkerhed er skærpet.
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Ny forskning: Diabetes er ikke to, men fem forskellige sygdommeEn ny kategorisering af diabetes kan føre til bedre og mere præcis behandling af forskellige typer af patienter, mener forsker.
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Leder: Start nu med at overholde loven, Brian Mikkelsen
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Fejldosering af gigtmiddel koster menneskelivAlvorlige og fatale forgiftninger med lægemidlet methotrexat har i årtier været et tilbagevendende. Reumatolog vurderer, at forvekslinger mellem daglige og ugentlige doseringer er skyld i seks dødsfald om året i Danmark.
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Medicinrådet ønsker nordiske drøftelser af SpinrazaDanske, svenske og nordisk prioriteringsmyndigheder skal udveksle erfaringer om dyrt lægemiddel.
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Experience trumps youth among jumping fishTiny jumping fish can leap further as they get older, new research shows.
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Monocrystalline silicon thin film for cost-cutting solar cells with 10-times faster growth rate fabricatedA research team from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Waseda University have successfully produced high-quality thin film monocrystalline silicon with a reduced crystal defect density down to the silicon wafer level at a growth rate that is more than 10 times higher than before. In principle, this method can improve the raw material yield to nearly 100 percent.
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Efter milliardfordyrelser og syv års forsinkelse: Dobbeltdækkere kan vælte ny signalplanAllerede fire måneder inde i den nye plan, der skal gøre op med flere års problemer i det skandaleramte signalprogram, er der opstået nye bekymringer i Banedanmark.
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FEMA Drops 'Climate Change' From Its Strategic PlanThe agency's strategic planning document does not mention the potential impact of a changing climate on the rising risk of natural hazards. (Image credit: Cliff Owen/AP)
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Rotten ideasAs the fight against plastic pollution gains momentum, firms are tackling the issue in different ways.
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Theranos Didn't Nuke the Diagnostics BusinessDozens of other companies were working on point-of-care blood testing before Theranos, and dozens still are.
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Scientists discover genomic ancestry of Stone Age North Africans from MoroccoAn international team of researchers have sequenced DNA from individuals from Morocco dating to approximately 15,000 years ago. This is the oldest nuclear DNA from Africa ever successfully analyzed. The study shows that the individuals, dating to the Late Stone Age, had a genetic heritage that was in part similar to ancient Levantine Natufians and an uncharacterized sub-Saharan African lineage to
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Store forskelle i behandling af børnediabetes bekymrer lægerBørn og unge med diabetes har ikke lige adgang til den samme behandling. Det kan have alvorlige følger, advarer formand for Dansk Selskab for Børne- og Ungdomsdiabetes.
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Early puberty linked with increased risk of obesity for womenGirls who start puberty earlier are more likely to be overweight as adults, finds new research from Imperial College London.
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Study of nearly 300,000 people challenges the 'obesity paradox'The idea that it might be possible to be overweight or obese but not at increased risk of heart disease, otherwise known as the 'obesity paradox', has been challenged by a study of nearly 300,000 people published in in the European Heart Journal. The research shows that the risk of heart and blood vessel problems, such as heart attacks, strokes and high blood pressure, increases as body mass index
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Psykiatere om 15 nye anbefalinger: Det er varm luftArbejdsgruppe har fremsat 15 nye anbefalinger til bedre styring af psykiatrien. De kommer ikke til at gøre nogen som helst forskel for patienterne, lyder den hårde dom fra Dansk Psykiatrisk Selskab.
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Science | The Guardian

WHO launches health review after microplastics found in 90% of bottled waterResearchers find levels of plastic fibres in popular bottled water brands could be twice as high as those found in tap water The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced a review into the potential risks of plastic in drinking water after a new analysis of some of the world’s most popular bottled water brands found that more than 90% contained tiny pieces of plastic. A previous study also fo
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John E. Sulston, 75, Dies; Found Clues to Genes in a WormAfter putting a roundworm under a microscope, Dr. Sulston shared a Nobel Prize in 2002 for discoveries on how organisms develop.
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Netbaseret behandling af angst og depression bliver landsdækkendeInternetpsykiatrien i Region Syddanmark udbredes nu til at dække hele Danmark.
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One quarter of penis cancer sufferers don't get recommended treatment -- halving the survival rateA major international survey has found that around a quarter of patients are not receiving the recommended treatment for cancer of the penis. It also found that these patients had half the survival rate of those who were treated according to guidelines. The study, presented at the EAU conference in Copenhagen, finds that non-adherence is partly due to patients refusing treatment, or doctors being
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Major study shows x5 greater suicide rate in patients with urological cancersPatients with urological cancer such as prostate, bladder or kidney cancer are five times more likely to commit suicide than people without cancer. The analysis also shows that cancer patients generally are around three times more likely to commit suicide than the general population, and that the proportion of attempted suicides which result in a completed or successful suicide was higher in cance
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Birds that can open sugar packets hint at evolution of intelligenceWild birds that are cleverer than others at foraging for food have different levels of a neurotransmitter receptor that has links to intelligence in humans, according to a study. The findings could provide insight into the evolutionary mechanisms affecting cognitive traits in a range of animals. As reported in Science Advances , the researchers caught Barbados bullfinches and black-faced grassqui
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Forskere vil undersøge fiskeolies effekt på hjernens udviklingLundbeckfonden støtter alliance af to danske forskningscentre, der vil undersøge sammenhæng mellem kosttilskud til gravide og udviklingen af deres børns hjerner.
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Gut Parasites Have Their Own Gut MicrobiomesThe whipworm lives in the human gut, mooching microbes from its host to build its own microbiome. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Bacteria may survive antibiotic attack by chanceSmall populations of pathogenic bacteria may be harder to kill off than larger populations because they respond differently to antibiotics, a new study indicates. “By tuning the growth and death rate of bacterial cells, you can clear small populations of even antibiotic-resistant bacteria using low antibiotic concentrations.” The research shows that a population of bacteria containing 100 cells o
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‘Glass ceiling’ keeps women out of top academic journalsMany top academic journals continue to have low numbers of female authors, new research indicates. Five years ago, Nature —one of the most prestigious research journals in science—published an editorial pledging to improve on the low number of women editors and authors in its pages. “…it is not that women are not conducting research and publishing, they are just much less likely to get their work
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The Atlantic Daily: ‘Interesting and Scary’What We’re Following Russian Relations: The Treasury Department today announced new sanctions in response to Russian cyberattacks. President Trump also acknowledged that “it looks like” the Kremlin is to blame for the recent nerve-agent attack on a former spy in Britain—a muted response compared with the U.K.’s retaliatory expulsion of Russian officials identified as intelligence operatives. Mean
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Dagens Medicin

Nye guidelines skal forbedre håndtering af bivirkninger ved immunterapiAnbefalinger for vurdering og behandling af bivirkninger forbundet med brug af immunterapibehandling skal hjælpe de læger, der bruger de nye lægemidler til kræftbehandling
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Dagens Medicin

Danish Diabetes Academy genansætter direktørTore Christiansen er genansat som managing director for Danish Diabetes Academy, efter akademiet har fået midler til at fortsætte i yderligere fem år.
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Futurity.org

DNA ‘looping’ inside nucleus isn’t random at allScientists have discovered a key aspect of how DNA forms loops and wraps inside the cell nucleus—a precise method of “packing” that may affect gene expression. The research, which appears in the journal Science , shows that a process known as hemimethylation plays a role in looping DNA in a specific way. The research also demonstrates that hemimethylation is maintained deliberately—not through ra
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Cheaper materials get the toxic stuff out of solar cellsNew research could lead to the replacement of toxic materials that work so well in solar cells. Any substitute for the lead-containing perovskites used in some solar cells would have to really perform. The perovskite semiconductors have been so promising and so efficient at converting sunlight into electricity that replacing them is a challenge. What materials can produce semiconductors that work
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‘Blood scraps’ offer clues to how our immune system worksWhite blood cells—usually thrown away after blood donation—may offer insight into how the human body fights off harmful bacteria, according to a new study. The findings could lead to a better understanding of how certain medical therapies work, says Adam Barb, an associate professor of biochemistry, biophysics, and molecular biology at Iowa State. As reported in the Journal of Biological Chemistr
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The Atlantic

What Is Robert Mueller Looking For?Thursday afternoon, The New York Times broke the news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating whether the Trump campaign assisted Russian operation to swing the 2016 election to the president, had issued a subpoena for the Trump Organization’s records. The subpoena reportedly “ordered the Trump Organization to hand over all records related to Russia and other topics [Mueller] is
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Politiet udruller nyt it-system: Siger nej til kunstig intelligensSystemet samkører data fra både politiets egne- og eksterne kilder, så efterforskningen bliver mere effektiv. Kritiske røster er bekymret for fremtidsperspektiverne.
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A primer on the primal origins of humans on EarthScience Our history is complicated. Our pre-history, even more so. Discoveries pushing back milestones in human development happen all the time. That can get confusing. So here’s a very basic (but not very brief) cheat sheet of the…
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AI tackles the Vatican’s secretsEven church archivists don’t know what mysteries lie hidden in the Vatican Secret Archives, since many of its documents have never been transcribed. A machine-vision system for medieval text is about to change that.
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The FDA Wants to Take Nicotine Out of Tobacco. How Do You Do That?The FDA is taking steps to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes. But exactly how do you take the nicotine out of tobacco?
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The secrets of garnet reveal source of water to fuel powerful volcanoes and earthquakesAmong geologists who study powerful earthquakes and volcanoes, there is a mystery: as one of Earth's tectonic plates slides beneath another in a subduction zone, water is squeezed from certain minerals, lubricating earthquakes and fueling volcanoes in hot spots like the Pacific Ocean "Ring of Fire." But equations that predict where the forces of subduction wring water from stone consistently point
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The truth behind St. Patrick's Day: Celebrations did not originate in BostonIrish culture will soon be celebrated across the globe with parades, pub crawls and seas of green. But newly uncovered documents prove unlike previous belief, St. Patrick's Day celebrations did not start in Boston, rather at least 100 years earlier in St. Augustine, Florida.
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Graphene oxide nanosheets could help bring lithium-metal batteries to marketLithium-metal batteries—which can hold up to 10 times more charge than the lithium-ion batteries that currently power our phones, laptops and cars—haven't been commercialized because of a fatal flaw: as these batteries charge and discharge, lithium is deposited unevenly on the electrodes. This buildup cuts the lives of these batteries too short to make them viable, and more importantly, can cause
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Mnuchin Ado About A Lot of MoneyToday in 5 Lines Special Counsel Robert Mueller reportedly subpoenaed the Trump Organization for documents, some of which are related to Russia. The Trump administration imposed sanctions on Russian organizations and individuals for meddling in the 2016 presidential election and other “malicious cyber attacks.” The White House is reportedly finalizing a plan to address the opioid crisis that call
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Someday, you might subscribe to a self-driving taxi service, Netflix-styleTechnology Lyft said they’d like to eventually offer a subscription option. Would you subscribe to ride-hailing service like Lyft if you could, just as you might sign up for Netflix or Spotify?
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Cell-sized mold makes gelatin gels (jelly) 10 times stifferMicro-sized gels are indispensable for biomedical, cosmetic, and food materials, warranting importance of controlling mechanical properties of a single microgel for application usages. Here it was shown that space sizes for gelation change mechanical properties of gelatin gels. Detailed analysis in the microgel structure revealed that changes in secondary structures of gelatin protein induced the
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Study addresses barriers to kidney disease screening among black AmericansIn a study of Black Americans who participated in focus group sessions, certain participant factors -- such as knowledge of kidney disease and spiritual and cultural influences -- and logistical factors -- such as convenience and awareness of scheduling -- were identified as barriers that may prevent black Americans from being screened for kidney disease.
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Susan Wojcicki on YouTube's Fight Against MisinformationIn an interview, YouTube's CEO discusses using Wikipedia to combat conspiracy theories, identifying "authoritative" sources and whether its algorithms promote extremes.
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Abortion, gun control, and political tribes: How binary language leads to poor legislationWords create our worlds. Old words keep us locked into outdated types of thinking and legislating, but new words create endless possibilities. Read More
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The Words Trump Refuses to SpeakIt’s as if the nation’s Russia policy is being made by the world’s balkiest teenager. Today, after a week of resistance, President Trump at least delivered something close to a definitive statement about Russian culpability for the March 4 nerve-agent attack on British soil. Asked by ABC’s Jonathan Karl whether he could now accept that Russia was to blame, Trump answered: “It looks like it. I spo
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Graphene oxide nanosheets could help bring lithium-metal batteries to marketA nanosheet helps prevent formation of lithium dendrites in lithium-metal batteries.
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New York City Mulls a Congestion Charge to Beat Back TrafficIn a city where some vehicles average 4.7 mph, a congestion charge may be the only way. That is, if it can fix the Uber problem.
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Clearing clumps of protein in aging neural stem cells boosts their activityYoung, resting neural stem cells in the brains of mice store large clumps of proteins in specialized cellular trash compartments known as lysosomes, researchers have found.
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Neuroscientists identify brain circuit that integrates head motion with visual signalsNeuroscientists have identified a circuit in the primary visual cortex (V1) of the brain that integrates head- and visual-motion signals. The study elucidates the mechanisms by which visual and vestibular inputs to the brain sum together to enable appropriate behavioral responses.
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The truth behind St. Patrick's Day: Celebrations did not originate in BostonGun expenditure log from 1600 and 1601 prove St. Patrick's Day celebrations began in St. Augustine, Fla., and not in Boston or New York.
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These electric cars want to learn from Apple's hits and Tesla's missesThe newest electric car start-up vows it will learn from Tesla's mistakes by echoing Apple's iPhone moves and designing—but not building—its vehicles, with its sights set more on the economy market.
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Intel says chips addressing flaws set for release this yearIntel Corp. said Thursday new computer chips designed to address vulnerabilities disclosed earlier this year would be shipped in the second half of 2018.
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Oklahoma Turns to Nitrogen Gas for ExecutionsAfter an ongoing shortage of execution drugs that has left states scrambling, Oklahoma authorities have announced that it will use nitrogen gas to execute death-row inmates.
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Scientists map the portal to the cell's nucleusLike an island nation, the nucleus of a cell has a transportation problem. Evolution has enclosed it with a double membrane, the nuclear envelope, which protects DNA but also cuts it off from the rest of the cell. Nature's solution is a massive—by molecular standards—cylindrical configuration known as the nuclear pore complex, through which imports and exports travel, connecting the bulk of the ce
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Ending overfishing would stop the population declines of endangered bycatch species about half the timeA study finds that ending overfishing would stop the population declines of endangered bycatch species about half the time.
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Improved capture of cancer cells in blood could help track diseaseNew research builds on several years of work in isolating circulating tumor cells, or CTCs, by demonstrating improved methods for their capture on clinical samples for the first time.
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Getting lost: Why older people might lose their wayResearchers have found a possible explanation for the difficulty in spatial orientation experienced sometimes by elderly people. In the brains of older adults, they detected an unstable activity in an area that is central for spatial navigation.
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Altering songbird brain provides insight into human behaviorA study demonstrates that a bird's song can be altered -- to the syllable -- by activating and deactivating a neuronal pathway responsible for helping the brain determine whether a vocalization is performed correctly.
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Compact fiber optic sensor offers sensitive analysis in narrow spacesResearchers have developed a new flexible sensor with high sensitivity that is designed to perform variety of chemical and biological analyses in very small spaces.
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“Intelligent Nightlife” and The Time Traveling BrainGuest post by Brandon Barrera Image: Caveat The night promises to unfurl a bit of mystery. A cryptic figure tells us there has been a crime–sort of. We will come to learn that there is, indeed, a victim but the crime is not one in the traditional sense. The crime scene is the brain and episodic memory-loss the perpetrator. We’re told that with a little sleuthing, we can get closer to the truth. T
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Remember Tomorrow?We humans have an impressive ability to plan for the future — lapsed New Year’s resolutions and overambitious project planners notwithstanding. We can make decisions in the present (like bringing an umbrella) that make our lives easier in the future (we stay dry). Among the animal kingdom, this capacity is distinctly rare. Even animals […]
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NASA Study Finds Astronaut's Genes Changed While In SpaceA study shows that not only do astronaut's genes change in space, but they have the potential to remained changed even months after the astronaut is back on Earth.
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Artificial sweetener could intensify symptoms in those with Crohn's diseaseIn a study that has implications for humans with inflammatory diseases, researchers have found that, given over a six-week period, the artificial sweetener sucralose, known by the brand name Splenda, worsens gut inflammation in mice with Crohn's disease, but had no substantive effect on those without the condition.
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New understanding of parasite biology might help stop malaria transmissionResearchers made an important step toward deeper understanding of how malaria blood stage parasites turn the switch to become transmissible to other humans. This knowledge is fundamental for future research aiming to interrupt malaria transmission.
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Why must artists be poor? | Hadi EldebekThe arts bring meaning to our lives and spirit to our culture -- so why do we expect artists to struggle to make a living? Hadi Eldebek is working to create a society where artists are valued through an online platform that matches artists with grants and funding opportunities -- so they can focus on their craft instead of their side hustle.
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The Novichok spy attack was brazen – it needs a tough responseHard-line regimes once tried to hide their attempts to poison defectors. Now they make them blatant. Tougher responses are required, says David Hambling
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AI bests humans at mapping the moonAI does a more thorough job of counting craters than humans.
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Big Think

Does the desire to punish have any place in modern justice?Punishment has been a human universal, because it has been in our evolutionary interests. But those evolutionary impulses are crude guides to how we should deal with offenders in contemporary society. Read More
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Big Think

Knowing this fact about your brain can increase your productivity, significantlyWorld class athletes, musicians, and chess masters use a similar technique. Read More
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Diurnal transcriptome atlas of a primate across major neural and peripheral tissuesDiurnal gene expression patterns underlie time-of-the-day–specific functional specialization of tissues. However, available circadian gene expression atlases of a few organs are largely from nocturnal vertebrates. We report the diurnal transcriptome of 64 tissues, including 22 brain regions, sampled every 2 hours over 24 hours, from the primate Papio anubis (baboon). Genomic transcription was hig
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Good gun policy needs research
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Complex behavior arose at dawn of humans
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Nigeria hit by unprecedented Lassa fever outbreak
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Vibrations used to talk to quantum circuits
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Max Planck Society, at a crossroads, seeks new leaders
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Concern as HIV prevention strategy languishes
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Master planner
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Rhythms: The dark side meets the light
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Circadian organization of the genome
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A landscape of disgust
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Logic in babies
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Random copolymers that protect proteins
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Beyond PARP--POL{theta} as an anticancer target
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Societal inequalities amplify gender gaps in math
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Women's work
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Life in triplicate
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Arrival routes of first Americans uncertain
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Arrival routes of first Americans uncertain--Response
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Postpublication peer review: A crucial tool
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Healthy fisheries can reduce bycatch
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Injection depth matters for induced earthquakes
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Lysosomes keep neuronal stem cells young
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Good vibrations for movement perception
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Topological protection for lasers
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Daily transcription cycling in the baboon
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Hidden effects of Mendelian inheritance
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A quick freeze shows an enzyme's secrets
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Stream physics set the limits
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Sexual development in Plasmodium
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