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Researchers create tool to improve geographic projections in atmospheric modelingOpen-source code developed by a Penn State graduate could improve weather forecasting and a range of other research endeavors that rely on pairing atmospheric models with satellite imagery.
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Researcher develops interactive map which shows how the Irish potato famine transformed irelandA researcher from Queen's University Belfast has developed an interactive map of the island of Ireland which shows the impact the Great Irish Famine had on the population during the nineteenth century.
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Scientists detect radio echoes of a black hole feeding on a starOn Nov. 11, 2014, a global network of telescopes picked up signals from 300 million light years away that were created by a tidal disruption flare—an explosion of electromagnetic energy that occurs when a black hole rips apart a passing star. Since this discovery, astronomers have trained other telescopes on this very rare event to learn more about how black holes devour matter and regulate the gr
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Toxic taskThe organisation keeping track of the deadly chemicals held by countries around the world.
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Image of the Day: Puzzle PlantsThe jigsaw-shape cells found in the epidermis of many plants may serve to reduce mechanical stress on cell walls.
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Researchers add 700 years to Malta's historyResearchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered that the first people to inhabit Malta arrived 700 years earlier than history books indicate.
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Oil Was Supposed to Rebuild IraqIn theory, Iraq could raise the estimated $88 billion it says it needs to rebuild the country on its own in less than a year. In the lead-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq 15 years ago, one factor in the debate was the notion that the the war would almost pay for itself. “ The oil revenue of that country could bring between $50 [billion] and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three yea
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Should Pro-Life Clinics Have to Post Information About Abortion?Abortion is back in the Supreme Court this week. On Tuesday, the justices will hear a case on crisis pregnancy centers, the facilities established by pro-life organizations around the country to counsel women against abortion. In 2015, California passed the Reproductive FACT Act, requiring licensed clinics that provide certain services—including ultrasounds, pregnancy tests, and advice on birth c
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The Quest for Superheavy Elements and the Island of StabilityA race is on to create the world's heaviest elements—and to explore the periodic table's “island of stability,” where these elements exist for more than a moment -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Femern A/S vil overvåge bilisters færden fra Storebælt til TysklandFemern A/S vil købe lokationsdata for alle mobiltelefoner der passerer Storebælt, for at beregne den kommende trafik på Femern-forbindelsen. Den type videresalg af lokationsdata undersøges netop nu af Erhvervsstyrelsen
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High quality graphene from nickelA study published in Science reports the catalytic action of nickel in the growth of graphene sheets. The research, carried out by Iom-Cnr and the University of Trieste, provides new strategies to improve the industrial production of this material characterized by exceptional properties
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Economist predicts job loss to machines, but sees long-term hopeAre we bumping up against the "Robocalypse," when automation sweeps industry and replaces human workers with machines? BU economist Pascual Restrepo says that interpretation is too gloomy, although his recent research, posted online by the National Bureau of Economic Research, reveals that the adoption of just one industrial robot eliminates nearly six jobs in a community.
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Wearable polymer piezoelectric sensors for fashionable clothingYoshiro Tajitsu of Kansai University, Osaka, Japan, and Teijin Limited, Japan, have developed innovative wearable piezoelectric PLLA braided cord sensors. This technology can be used as wearable sensors in the fields of fashion, sports apparel, interior design, and healthcare, areas for which conventional wearable sensing devices cannot be used.
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Energinet ansøger nu om gasledning på tværs af DanmarkEnerginets bestyrelse har nu godkendt en business case for gasrørs-projektet Baltic Pipe til 6,4 mia. kroner .
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Nu skal Femerns tyske trafikkonsulenter kvalitetssikre deres egne prognoserOpdateret: Det statslige projektselskab Femern A/S har skrottet sin egen kvalitetssikring og bestilt det tyske konsulentfirma Intraplan til at regne på, hvor mange biler der vil køre gennem Femern-tunnelen i stedet for over Storebæltsbroen.
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TV's Radical, Bisexual Comic-Book AntiheroThe superhero genre has long been a natural place for fantastical explorations of identity. So it’s no surprise that many comic-book shows of late— Black Lightning , Supergirl , Luke Cage , Jessica Jones , Legion —have garnered praise for investigating the nuances of identity in all its forms, including through the lens of race, gender, and ability. Last month, the CW series DC’s Legends of Tomor
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Cambridge Analytica, Trump and Facebook – here’s what we knowFacebook Cambridge Analytica DataA former Cambridge Analytica employee has claimed the firm accessed Facebook data without permission, and used it to target ads for the Trump campaign
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F-35 støjregnskab blev målt 14 km fra flyvestationSelvom embedsmænd har udpeget 41 boliger, der er særligt støjplagede ved Flyvestation Skrydstrup, så lavede Forsvarsministeriet en støjberegning, der lå meget længere væk.
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Young Blood: Magic or Medicine?Recent scientific studies have claimed, almost vampire-like, that transfusions of blood from teenagers can help delay or reverse the ageing process. Where do these claims come from? Do they stack up?
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Techtopia #44: Den gamle gartners robotarmPodcast: Robotarme, big data, droner og LED-lamper hjælper gartnere med at lave perfekte økologiske og klimavenlige grøntsager.
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Adults Stop Growing New Neurons in This Part of the BrainWhen our recent study met significant skepticism, we weren't surprised. After all, we ourselves remained skeptical of what we were seeing throughout our investigation.
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17th-Century Houseguests Slaughtered Hosts, and Archaeologists Are InvestigatingFor the chief of a 17th-century Scottish clan, missing a deadline was nothing to shrug off. Here's why.
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Watch a Robot 'Hen' Adopt a Flock of ChicksThe PoulBot is teaching researchers about flocking behavior and about the cues animals need to fall in love with their robot overlords.
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Call Centers Tap Voice-Analysis Software to Monitor MoodsThe software can detect tone and emotion in both customers and agents, then offer motivational suggestions.
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Can We Measure Delusions?There might be a way—and if so, we could use it to detect and treat them in the earliest stages, before they become debilitating -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Why ancient deer returned to the sea and became whalesOver the last 250 million years land animals have repeatedly begun exploiting the seas, giving rise to creatures like whales and walruses. The question is why
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Spot the Fake: Artificial Intelligence Can Produce Lifelike PhotographsBy pitting AIs against one another, tech companies are creating realistic computer-generated images -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Klimasatellitter er styrtet – afløserne er på vejI 15 år har satellit-duoen Grace kortlagt jordens vandressourcer og revolutioneret vores forståelse af klimaet. Projektet blev lukket ned i oktober og i sidste uge brændte den første satellit op i atmosfæren over Cape Town.
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Decoding the chemistry of fearA Salk team charts the pathway for fear in worms to reveal more about human anxiety.
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Liquid-to-glass transition process gains clarityPaul Voyles, the Beckwith-Bascom Professor in materials science and engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and collaborators in Madison and at Yale University have made significant experimental strides in understanding how, when and where the constantly moving atoms in molten metal 'lock' into place as the material transitions from liquid to solid glass.
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‘I’ve Personally Sacrificed My Entire Career for This’In Maryland, legislative sessions run 90 days, from January through early April. On the final day of each session—commonly referred to by the Latin term sine die —the capital city of Annapolis lets its hair down. There is dining and dancing and parties galore as aides, lawmakers, and lobbyists celebrate having survived the season. A few years back, at one sine die soiree hosted by a legislator, a
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President Taft, the Anti-TrumpAs Donald Trump’s executive orders punishing steel and aluminum imports threaten a trade war around the globe, Republicans on Capitol Hill are debating whether to reassert Congress’s ultimate constitutional authority over tariffs and trade. This isn’t the first time the GOP has split itself in two on the question of protective tariffs. But the last time, just over 100 years ago, the Republican pr
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Fish the primary source of nutrition in medieval Northern OstrobothniaResearchers have investigated the diet of people buried in the Ii Hamina cemetery from the 15th to the 17th centuries by analysing isotopes in the bones of the deceased. Isotopes preserve information on the various nutrient sources used by humans during their lifetimes. A study published in the Environmental Archaeology journal reveals that the dominant protein source was small fish such as roach
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Wandering greenhouse gasOn the seafloor of the shallow coastal regions north of Siberia, microorganisms produce methane when they break down plant remains. If this greenhouse gas finds its way into the water, it can also become trapped in the sea ice that forms in these coastal waters. As a result, the gas can be transported thousands of kilometres across the Arctic Ocean and released in a completely different region mon
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Signaling pathways to the nucleusA team of researchers from the University of Freiburg have discovered how the plant hormone auxin is transported within cells and how this signaling pathway helps to control gene expression in the nucleus. Auxin regulates many processes in plants, from embryonic development to the development of organs and responses to changes in the environment. The team recently published its research in the jou
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The Arctic is sending us signals of impending climate chaosThe immediate disasters of The Day After Tomorrow remains wild exaggeration, but melting ice could yet cause dramatic climate changes by altering ocean currents
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En af verdens største batterifabrikker bygges i SverigeVed den gamle Saab-fabrik skal der laves batterier til en halv million biler om året.
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Liquid-to-glass transition process gains clarityFor millennia, people have used molten sand and other ingredients to create glass and fashion beads, vessels, lenses and windows.
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How Europe's New Privacy Law Will Change the Web, and MoreThe EU's General Data Protection Regulation takes effect May 25, requiring that people know, understand, and consent to the data collected about them.
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Flere brugervenlige bygninger med virtual realitySom noget helt nyt vil to specialestuderende fra Datalogisk Institut på Københavns Universitet...
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The Struggle to Build a Massive ‘Biobank’ of Patient DataAt a cost of $1.4 billion, the N.I.H.’s All of Us program may help scientists discover new links between diseases, genes and lifestyle. But the project faces formidable obstacles.
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Built to Flood: As Harvey Raged, Their Homes Were Swamped on Purpose. Six Months Later, They Face a Terrible Choice.A Texas suburb was intentionally flooded to save the city of Houston. We followed homeowners as they decided whether to cut their losses or rebuild.
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Peacebuilding in conflict zones demands people-centric approachThe challenge of how to rebuild society following conflict is a difficult question that arises all too frequently, but recent studies have demonstrated that putting people at the centre of the process and enabling cooperation on politically neutral issues can help build peace.
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Elusive venomous mammal joins the genome clubIn the open-access journal GigaScience, scientists have presented a draft genome of a small shrew-like animal, the venomous Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus). This species is unusual not only because it is one of the very few venomous mammals, it is also the sole remaining branch of mammals that split from other insectivores at the time of the dinosaurs. The genome sequencing and analysi
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In the Seychelles, coral reefs face climate change threatBeneath the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean island nation of the Seychelles, a fight is growing to save the coral reefs that shelter a range of creatures, from tiny invertebrates to the sprawling octopus, from climate change.
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Identifying 'designer' drugs taken by overdose patientsDrug overdoses are taking a huge toll on public health, with potent synthetic drugs posing a particular threat. Medical professionals are scrambling to meet the growing demand for emergency room treatment, but they're hampered by the lack of a quick and easy test to screen patients for these "designer" drugs. Chemists have now developed such a test and are refining it with the hope that hospitals
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From landfill to lipstick: Grape waste as a cosmetic and food ingredientThe world drinks a lot of wine, and that means a lot of grapes are consumed every year. But not every part of the grape ends up in the bottle. Seeds, stalks and skins—roughly a quarter of the grapes —- are typically discarded in landfills as waste. But now, researchers say they have found some useful commercial applications, such as prolonging the shelf life of fatty foods, for these wine leftover
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Progress toward a new flu treatment, thanks to a small tweakThis year's unexpectedly aggressive flu season reminds everyone that although the flu vaccine can reduce the number of people who contract the virus, it is still not 100 percent effective. Researchers report that a tweak to a small-molecule drug shows promise for future production of new antiviral therapies that could help patients, regardless of the strain with which they are infected.
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Severe war injuries and PTSD can impact hypertension riskUS service members severely injured in the Iraq or Afghanistan wars or diagnosed with PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) face a greater risk of high blood pressure. Injury severity and PTSD were each independently associated with an increased risk of high blood pressure.
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Progress toward a new flu treatment, thanks to a small tweakThis year's aggressive flu season reminds everyone that although the flu vaccine can reduce the number of people who contract the virus, it is still not 100 percent effective. A tweak to a small-molecule drug shows promise for future production of new antiviral therapies that could help patients, regardless of the strain with which they are infected. The researchers present their work at the 255th
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Implantable sensor relays real-time personal health data to a cell phonePersonalized medicine is one step closer thanks to tiny, implantable sensors that can send data to a computer or cell phone to give early warning of a person's developing health problems. Future versions of these devices could indicate the most effective type of exercise for an individual athlete, or help in the triage of wounded soldiers. The researchers will present their results today at the 25
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From landfill to lipstick: Grape waste as a cosmetic and food ingredientThe world drinks a lot of wine, and that means a lot of grapes are consumed. But not every part of the grape ends up in the bottle. Seeds, stalks and skins end up in landfills. Now, researchers say they have found useful commercial applications, such as prolonging the shelf life of fatty foods, for these wine leftovers. The researchers present their work at the 255th National Meeting & Exposition
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Identifying 'designer' drugs taken by overdose patientsMedical professionals are scrambling to meet growing demand for emergency room treatment of drug overdoses, but they're hampered by the lack of a quick and easy test to screen patients for synthetic 'designer' drugs. Chemists are developing such a test with the hope that hospitals could eventually use it to choose the appropriate treatment. The researchers will present their results today at the 2
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Lawmakers Weigh Pros And Cons Of Mandatory Screening For Postpartum DepressionCalifornia's legislature will soon take up a bill requiring doctors to screen new mothers. Many doctors oppose the idea, and similar laws elsewhere haven't increased the number of moms treated. (Image credit: Courtesy of Wendy Root Askew)
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Are There Risks From Secondhand Marijuana Smoke? Early Science Says YesNow that marijuana is legal in more than 20 states, we all may be exposed to more marijuana on the street. Researchers warn that secondhand smoke from pot poses risks to the heart, lungs and arteries. (Image credit: Maren Caruso/Getty Images )
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Volcanic eruption influenced Iceland's conversion to ChristianityMemories of the largest lava flood in the history of Iceland, recorded in an apocalyptic medieval poem, were used to drive the island's conversion to Christianity, new research suggests.
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Robots break new ground in construction industryAs a teenager working for his dad's construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and leveling soil for building projects.
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Drawing inspiration from plants and animals to restore tissueResearchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed new wound dressings that dramatically accelerate healing and improve tissue regeneration. The two different types of nanofiber dressings, described in separate papers, use naturally-occurring proteins in plants and animals to pro
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World needs 'greener' water policies as demand rises: UNGovernments should focus on "greener" policies to improve the supply and quality of water as climate change and a growing global population threaten the water security of billions, the United Nations said on Monday.
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Latin America's 'magic tree' slowly coming back to lifeThe guaimaro, a highly prized tree bearing nutritious fruit, once abundant throughout South America, is slowly being coaxed back from near extinction in Colombia.
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Computers that calculate with light could make superfast AIOptical computing has been a buzzword since the 1960s. But now a few start-ups are making real-world progress by using light to produce algorithms
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Drought-stricken Cape Town counts the costSouth African winemaker Marlize Jacobs looks out across the parched brown earth that sustains her award-winning vines, surveying the effects of the water crisis ravaging Cape Town and surrounding areas.
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Alibaba doubles investment in SE Asia e-commerce firmChinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Monday it will appoint one of its founders as head of Lazada and inject another $2 billion into Southeast Asia's leading online shopping firm, boosting its regional expansion.
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Century-old shipwreck found in Lake Erie, 8 died in sinkingThe wreckage of a steamer that sank in Lake Erie over a century ago and eluded shipwreck hunters for decades has finally been found off the Ohio shore, according to the National Museum of the Great Lakes .
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Brexit creates big challenges for government science advisers. Can universities help?As the UK disentangles itself from European regulation, it will have to find its own sources of expertise Brexiters pursue freedom of choice for the UK. After Brexit, even if UK regulations remain harmonised with the EU, it is we – the people of the UK – who will choose to be harmonised. We will be free to optimise consumer protection and negotiate our own trade relationships rather than fit into
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ICD-11: A triumph of the “integration” of quackery with real medicineICD-10 is an a standardized system of alphanumeric codes for diagnoses maintained by the World Health Organization used throughout the world for billing, epidemiology, research, and cataloging causes of death. Its successor, ICD-11, is nearing completion, and unfortunately appears to be taking the "integration" of traditional medicine to a whole new level by integrating quack diagnoses with real d
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Rumaffald: Harpun skal skyde gamle satellitter nedRummet omkring Jorden er fyldt med rumskrald. En harpun kan være del af løsningen på det svære oprydningsarbejde.
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Experts reach for the stars to fight slavery as satellite pictures tell allResearchers target further breakthroughs after using space imaging to estimate number of bonded labourers in south Asia’s ‘brick belt’ It has been used to identify suspected weapons sites, monitor troop movements, and chronicle war damage and allegations of genocide. Now, however, satellite imagery is being used to tackle one of the developing world’s most persistent problems – the scourge of mod
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Is the way we think about overpopulation racist? | Fred PearceHalf the world lives in urban areas, yet environmental concerns about megacities often focus on developing economies. But consumption is as important as population It is just 50 years since the publication of Paul Ehrlich’s book The Population Bomb galvanised the global discussion on overpopulation. Published in 1968, his million-selling Malthusian polemic suggested that over-breeding poor countr
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NemID nøgleapp på vej til smartphones og tabletsDigitaliseringsstyrelsen og Finans Danmark lancerer en NemID nøgleapp i slutningen af marts, og den vil fungere som supplement til NemID nøglekortet
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Institutionsleder overtrådte it-regler: Alarmopkald fra anfaldsramt beboer kom ikke fremSkygge-it har mange facetter: ipads anvendes til notater selv om man ikke har styr på persondata og IoT-enheder kobles i strid med regler på netværk. Men skygge-it kan ikke standses.
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A Neuroscientist Explains: psychology's replication crisis – podcastDaniel Glaser apprehensively revisits an article of his that saw some fallout due to a study he cited. But that study was not the only one involved in what is now being called a crisis for psychology and further afield Subscribe and review on iTunes and Acast , and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter A Neuroscientist Explains is back for its second season. In each episode, Dr Daniel Glase
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Drawing inspiration from plants and animals to restore tissueResearchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed new wound dressings that dramatically accelerate healing and improve tissue regeneration. The two different types of nanofiber dressings, described in separate papers, use naturally-occurring proteins in plants and animals to pro
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A small, daily dose of Viagra may reduce colorectal cancer riskA small, daily dose of Viagra significantly reduces colorectal cancer risk in an animal model that is genetically predetermined to have the third leading cause of cancer death, scientists report.Viagra cut in half the formation of polyps, an abnormal and often asymptomatic clump of cells on the lining of the intestines that may become cancer, says Dr. Darren D. Browning, cancer researcher at the G
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Social, public health services crucial in fight against HIV/AIDSPatients at risk for HIV need to be linked to services -- such as mental health and syringe exchange programs -- that will help them stay in care, adhere to medication and avoid reinfection, a new University of Michigan study suggests.
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Adults' political leanings linked with early personality traitsOur political attitudes in adulthood have roots in early childhood temperament, according to new findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Analyses of data from more than 16,000 participants in two longitudinal studies in the United Kingdom reveal links between conduct problems at ages 5 and 7 and economic and political discontent 25 years
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New UTSA study presents method to stop cyber attacks on GPS-enabled devicesA new study by researchers Nikolaos Gatsis, David Akopian and Ahmad F. Taha from the UTSA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering describes a computer algorithm that mitigates the effects of spoofed GPS attacks on electrical grids and other GPS-reliant technologies. This new algorithm has the potential to help cybersecurity professionals to better detect and prevent cyber attacks in real
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Vulnerable populations: A special CMAJ focusCanada's major medical journal, CMAJ, will champion the health of vulnerable populations with a special focus on groups that experience adverse health outcomes because of poverty, isolation, discrimination and other factors.
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Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages increase stigma for low-income groups, Aboriginal peoplesWhen considering taxing sugar-sweetened beverages in Canada, policy-makers should look at lessons learned from tobacco taxation, especially how taxation could increase inequalities and stigma, argues an analysis in CMAJ.
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Large study on cancer in the Métis people of CanadaThe incidence of all cancers combined was similar for Métis men and significantly higher for Métis women compared to non-Aboriginal men and women, found a study published in CMAJ.
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Mothers living with food insecurity less likely to breastfeed exclusively to 6 monthsMothers with babies living in households with food insecurity -- inadequate or unpredictable access to food because of financial issues -- are less likely to breastfeed exclusively to the recommended six months, found a study published in CMAJ.
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Poll: Social media makes it both easier and more challenging to parent tweensAs children hit the 'tween' stage, parents may struggle balancing the need for independence with appropriate supervision -- and social media has changed the ground rules.
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Minimally invasive treatment reduces knee pain and disability from osteoarthritisA nonsurgical treatment could improve quality of life for patients with knee pain due to osteoarthritis, according to new research presented today at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting.
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Study: One-third of young adults have ridden with an impaired driverA new study led by a Colorado State University researcher indicates that riding with an impaired driver is prevalent among emerging adults, with 33 percent of recent high school grads reporting the risky behavior at least once in the previous year.
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Resistens-mistænkt svampemiddel i grundvandet bruges stadigGeus finder rester af svampemidlerne azoler i hver tredje prøve i grundvandet, dog kun i få tilfælde over grænseværdien. Derfor vil Miljøstyrelsen ikke forbyde midlet. Det undrer både DTU-professor og Danmarks Naturfredningsforening.
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AI can spot signs of Alzheimer’s before your family doesEarlier diagnosis could help researchers develop drugs to slow the progress of the disease.
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Older adults' difficulties with focusing can be used to help put a face to a nameEveryone has experienced the awkward situation of meeting someone and then forgetting their name shortly after. Among older adults, this happens more often than not. Researchers have discovered a new method to resolve this problem by tapping into a natural memory change during aging.
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Brazil yellow fever outbreak necessitates vaccinesBrazil is in the midst of a yellow fever outbreak, with the mosquito-borne virus reaching popular tourist destinations that do not normally see the disease. Since January 2018, 10 cases of yellow fever have been confirmed in international travelers visiting Brazil, including four deaths.
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Chemical peels are safe for people with darker skin, result in few side effects and complicationsResults from a new study indicate that, when performed appropriately, chemical peels can be a safe treatment option for people with darker skin.
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3-D tissue model of developing heart could help drug safety testing for pregnant womenAn engineering team has developed a process that combines biomaterials-based cell patterning and stem cell technology to make a 3-D tissue model that could mimic early stage human heart development. Embryotoxicity is just one potential use of the modeling platform.
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New report examines scientific evidence on safety and quality of abortion care in USWhile legal abortions in the US are safe, the likelihood that women will receive the type of abortion services that best meet their needs varies considerably depending on where they live, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. In addition, the report notes, the vast majority of abortions can be provided safely in office-based settings.
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Universal Linguistic Decoders are EverywherePereira et al. (2018) - click image to enlarge No, they're not. They're really not. They're “everywhere” to me, because I've been listening to Black Celebration . How did I go from “death is everywhere” to “universal linguistic decoders are everywhere”? I don't imagine this particular semantic leap has occurred to anyone before. Actually, the association travelled in the opposite direction, becau
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Feinstein Institute discovery promises improved diagnosis and understanding of endometriosisFeinstein Institute for Medical Research scientists announced an experimental, rapid and non-invasive way to diagnose endometriosis, which may lead to earlier and more effective treatments for this disorder that affects approximately 176 million women globally. The scientists found that a particular feature of cells found in menstrual blood suggests that a patient has endometriosis, according to f
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Dimethandrolone undecanoate shows promise as a male birth control pillA new birth control pill for men appears to be safe when used daily for a month, with hormone responses consistent with effective contraception, study researchers say.
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Arctic Heat Waves Linked to Snowpocalypse-Like StormsAn analysis of more than six decades of daily temperature and snowfall data linked warmer arctic temperatures to cold snaps at lower latitudes. Christopher Intagliata reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Low sperm count not just a problem for fertilityA man's semen count is a marker of his general health, according to the largest study to date evaluating semen quality, reproductive function and metabolic risk in men referred for fertility evaluation.
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E-cigarettes may lead to accumulation of fat in the liverUsing e-cigarettes may lead to an accumulation of fat in the liver, a study of mice exposed to the devices suggests.
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In BRCA mutation carriers, obesity is linked with increased DNA damageBeing obese or having a higher body mass index (BMI) while carrying a BRCA (BReast CAncer gene) mutation is positively linked with higher levels of damage to the DNA in normal breast gland cells, new research suggests.
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Hormone imbalance may explain higher diabetes rates in sleep-deprived menStudies have found an association between insufficient sleep and the development of insulin resistance, one of the factors that cause type 2 diabetes, and now researchers have discovered a biological reason for this relationship, at least in men: an imbalance between their testosterone and cortisol hormones.
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New diabetes drug may help people with obesity lose weightA compound that mimics a naturally occurring hormone that regulates appetite may help people who have obesity but not diabetes to lose weight, a new study suggests.
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Race, pre-pregnancy BMI may help predict maternal weight gainRace and pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) both affect leptin and adiponectin levels, and leptin levels in mid-pregnancy may be an important predictor of weight gain during pregnancy, new research suggests.
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Breastfeeding may protect high-birthweight infants from childhood obesityBreastfeeding may protect high-birthweight infants from having overweight or obesity as children, new research suggests.
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Overeating during breastfeeding may affect the health of offspringMothers who overeat during the period when they are breastfeeding may have children who are at increased risk of becoming obese and going through early puberty, a new study of mice suggests. Early puberty may lead to increased risk of diabetes or reproductive problems later in life, according to the research.
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Stem cell therapy may help reverse effects of premature menopause, restore fertilityYoung women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) may be able to use their own bone marrow stem cells to rejuvenate their ovaries and avoid the effects of premature menopause, new research suggests.
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High-energy breakfast promotes weight lossIn patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes, a meal schedule that includes a high-energy breakfast promotes weight loss, improves diabetes and decreases the need for insulin, new research reports.
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Consuming low-calorie sweeteners may predispose overweight individuals to diabetesConsumption of low-calorie sweeteners could promote metabolic syndrome and predispose people to prediabetes and diabetes, particularly in individuals with obesity, a new study on human fat-derived stem cells and fat samples suggests.
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Mediterranean diet is linked to higher muscle mass, bone density after menopauseThe heart-healthy Mediterranean diet also appears to be good for an older woman's bones and muscles, a new study of postmenopausal women in Brazil finds.
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Volcanic eruption influenced Iceland's conversion to ChristianityMemories of the largest lava flood in the history of Iceland, recorded in an apocalyptic medieval poem, were used to drive the island's conversion to Christianity, new research suggests.
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Better understanding ALS by looking at how cells changeEight years in the making, a discovery by neuroscientists in Montreal highlights the value of long-term, fundamental research and provides important information for future drug targets.
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Decline in colorectal cancer deaths in Europe is a 'major success' storyThe decline in cancer of the intestines -- colorectal cancer -- is one of the major success stories of the past 30 years in Europe say researchers, as they predict that in 2018 death rates from the disease will continue to fall by around 7 percent compared to 2012. In a study published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology, researchers predict that death rates in the European Union for
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Media multitasking may push you to healthy (or unhealthy) snacksUsing more than one device with a screen while you’re having a snack may influence your food choices, a new study suggests. Specifically, when people engage in media multitasking that makes them feel good, they’re more prone to eat healthy, says Anastasia Kononova, assistant professor in the department of advertising and public relations at Michigan State University. One example: shopping online
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China gains ground in ‘war against pollution’As China marks its four-year anniversary of declaring a “war against pollution,” a new analysis shows that air pollution has decreased across the board in the country’s most populated areas. “…China is due to see dramatic improvements in the overall health of its people, including longer lifespans…” Cities on average have cut concentrations of fine particulates—widely considered the deadliest for
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Focus on body’s tiny ‘first responders’ may improve injury careWhile more people survive traumatic injuries than ever before, largely due to the work of first responders and specialized trauma teams, researchers argue that more focus should be directed at the first responders of the body’s immune system to improve care. Traumatic injuries claim the lives of nearly 200,000 Americans each year and send 27 million to emergency rooms at a cost of $670 billion. T
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People aren’t leaving church due to politicsWhile politics may drive some people away from church, the actual number of departing parishioners isn’t that large — and those who do leave the pews are only marginally involved with the institution, a new study indicates. “All we’re really seeing here is a little churn,” says Jacob Neiheisel, an assistant professor in the University at Buffalo’s political science department and an author of the
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Changing schedules take a toll on medical internsThis year’s crop of graduating medical students just found out what hospital they’ve “matched” to for the residency training they’ll start this summer. A new study suggests the changing schedules they’ll have to endure as residents may take a heavy toll on sleep, physical activity, and mood. The results come from the first phase of a study on the effects of medical training. Researchers asked new
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Exposure to low levels of BPA during pregnancy can lead to altered brain developmentNew research in mice provides an explanation for how exposure to the widely used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy, even at levels lower than the regulated 'safe' human exposure level, can lead to altered brain development and behavior later in life.
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Prenatal exposure to plasticizer may affect male fertility in future generationsChemicals found in a variety of routinely used consumer products may be contributing to the substantial drop in sperm counts and sperm quality among men in recent decades, a new study in mice suggests.
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Chemicals in lavender and tea tree oil appear to be hormone disruptorsA new study lends further evidence to a suspected link between abnormal breast growth in young boys -- called prepubertal gynecomastia -- and regular exposure to lavender or tea tree oil, by finding that key chemicals in these common plant-derived oils act as endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
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Estrogen may reduce disordered eating in female athletes with irregular periodsGiving one year of estrogen replacement to female athletes with exercise-induced menstrual irregularities improves drive for thinness, body dissatisfaction and uncontrolled eating, a new study finds.
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Experts issue recommendations to improve testosterone prescribing practicesNew scientific evidence has strengthened the case for reserving testosterone therapy for well-documented cases of hypogonadism, a condition where the body does not produce enough testosterone, experts concluded in an updated Clinical Practice Guideline.
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Interactive virtual reality enhances physicians' treatment planning of complex conditionsInteractive virtual reality (VR) brings medical images to life on screen, showing interventional radiologists a patient's unique internal anatomy to help physicians effectively prepare and tailor their approach to complex treatments, such as splenic artery aneurysm repair, according to new research.
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Scientists have found therapeutic benefits of genetically improving interneurons and transplanting them into the brain of a mouse model of Alzheimer's diseasesubmitted by /u/SophiaDevetzi [link] [comments]
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How Russia Meddled in its Own ElectionsVladimir Putin, Russia’s longest-serving ruler since Joseph Stalin, surprised no one with his landslide re-election on Sunday. While his victory, in which he claimed 73.9 percent of the vote according to state-run exit polls , was a foregone conclusion, the Kremlin was reportedly anxious about turnout, and conducted an elaborate, well-financed get-out-the-vote campaign. For an authoritarian regim
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Starwatch: see a star 'wink' as the moon blocks its lightIn occultation events on 22 March in Europe, 75 Tauri – and then Aldebaran – in the Hyades cluster will seem to disappear from view The waxing crescent moon passes through the rich naked-eye star cluster known as the Hyades during the evening of 22 March. Continue reading...
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UN schemes to save forests 'can trample on tribal rights'The only UN-approved financial mechanism to curb deforestation, a key driver of global warming, has bulldozed the rights of forest-dwelling peoples on three continents and needs to be fixed, experts say.
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Indian airports stretched as passengers reach new heightsIndia's airports are struggling to cope with a massive surge in passenger numbers and billions of dollars must be spent to boost their capacity, analysts have warned.
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UK lawmaker: Facebook misled Parliament over data leak riskA British lawmaker accused Facebook on Sunday of misleading officials by downplaying the risk of users' data being shared without their consent, after a former employee of data firm Cambridge Analytica says his company harvested information from 50 million Facebook users.
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US investigating deadly Hyundai, Kia airbag failuresThe US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into a series of deadly crashes in which airbags in Hyundai and Kia cars failed to inflate.
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Facebook sorry for blocking Delacroix masterpiece over nudityFacebook Data Cambridge AnalyticaFacebook admitted on Sunday making a mistake after it banned an advert featuring French artist Eugene Delacroix's famous work, "Liberty Leading the People," because it depicts a bare-breasted woman.
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Take This App and Call Me in the MorningA new category of prescription medical treatments, what executives call digital therapeutics, comes in the form of mobile apps.
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Black stars, not just black holes, may be possible in our weird universeNew research predicts the existence of completely different kind of stars. Read More
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What Took Facebook So Long?Facebook Cambridge Analytica DataOn Friday night, Facebook suspended the account of Cambridge Analytica, the political-data company backed by the billionaire Robert Mercer that consulted on both the Brexit and Trump campaigns. The action came just before The Guardian and The New York Times dropped major reports in which the whistle-blower Christopher Wylie alleged that Cambridge Analytica had used data that an academic had alleg
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Grad student? You’re six times more likely to be depressedGrad students are six times more likely to be diagnosed with depression than the general population. Read More
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Paleo Profile: The Jinyun ShieldA newly named armored dinosaur is among the earliest with a tail club -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Overeating during breastfeeding may affect the health of offspringMothers who overeat during the period when they are breastfeeding may have children who are at increased risk of becoming obese and going through early puberty, a new study of mice suggests. Early puberty may lead to increased risk of diabetes or reproductive problems later in life, according to the research, which will be presented Sunday, March 18 at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society's 100th annu
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Breastfeeding may protect high-birthweight infants from childhood obesityBreastfeeding may protect high-birthweight infants from having overweight or obesity as children, new research from South Korea suggests. The results will be presented in a poster on Sunday, March 18 at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill.
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Race, pre-pregnancy BMI may help predict maternal weight gainRace and pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) both affect leptin and adiponectin levels, and leptin levels in mid-pregnancy may be an important predictor of weight gain during pregnancy, new research suggests. The results will be presented on in a poster on Sunday, March 18 at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill.
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3 Rules for Designing Primo Virtual RealityVR is coming, but it’s not right for every kind of experience. Here are three rules to create by.
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New diabetes drug may help people with obesity lose weightA compound that mimics a naturally occurring hormone that regulates appetite may help people who have obesity but not diabetes to lose weight, a new study suggests. The research will be presented Sunday, March 18, at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society's 100th annual meeting in Chicago, Ill.
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Hormone imbalance may explain higher diabetes rates in sleep-deprived menStudies have found an association between insufficient sleep and the development of insulin resistance, one of the factors that cause type 2 diabetes, and now researchers have discovered a biological reason for this relationship, at least in men: an imbalance between their testosterone and cortisol hormones. The study results will be presented Sunday at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society's 100th ann
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Expect a Warm, Wet Spring Across the USEven so, regions hit by drought will see little relief, NOAA forecasts.
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Human brain cells don’t continue to grow into adulthood, according to a new studyResearch with other species lends weight to these findings. Read More
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In BRCA mutation carriers, obesity is linked with increased DNA damageBeing obese or having a higher body mass index (BMI) while carrying a BRCA (BReast CAncer gene) mutation is positively linked with higher levels of damage to the DNA in normal breast gland cells, new research suggests. The results of the study will be presented Sunday, March 18, at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill.
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The Secret Behind the Greatest Upset in College Basketball HistoryPeople now know the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, as the ultimate Cinderella, an overnight social media sensation, the team that magically emerged as the first No. 16 seed to defeat a No. 1 seed in the history of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. But our story is far less fairy tale than it is classic American dream. Our magic comes from questioning expectations, putting in the ha
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What is an equinox? 10 need-to-know factsEl Castillo, a pyramid in Mexico, was built in such a way that the “snake of sunlight” would slither down its steps at the dawning of each equinox, as the sun rose into the sky. Read More
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High-energy breakfast promotes weight lossIn patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes, a meal schedule that includes a high-energy breakfast promotes weight loss, improves diabetes and decreases the need for insulin, new research from Israel reports. The study results will be presented Saturday, March 17, at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill.
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E-cigarettes may lead to accumulation of fat in the liverUsing e-cigarettes may lead to an accumulation of fat in the liver, a study of mice exposed to the devices suggests. The research will be presented Sunday, March 18, at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society's 100th annual meeting in Chicago, Ill.
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Mediterranean diet is linked to higher muscle mass, bone density after menopauseThe heart-healthy Mediterranean diet also appears to be good for an older woman's bones and muscles, a new study of postmenopausal women in Brazil finds. The study results will be presented Monday at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society's 100th annual meeting in Chicago, Ill.
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Consuming low-calorie sweeteners may predispose overweight individuals to diabetesConsumption of low-calorie sweeteners could promote metabolic syndrome and predispose people to prediabetes and diabetes, particularly in individuals with obesity, a new study on human fat-derived stem cells and fat samples suggests. The research results will be presented Sunday, March 18, at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill.
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Firing McCabe Is Just the StartPresident Trump raged at his TV on Sunday morning. And yet on balance, he had a pretty good weekend. He got a measure of revenge upon the hated FBI, firing former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe two days before his pension vested. He successfully coerced his balky attorney general, Jeff Sessions, into speeding up the FBI’s processes to enable the firing before McCabe’s retirement date. Beyond this
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Portræt: Fem grunde til at Novichok er klodens værste nervegiftNovichok er nervegiften, som forskerne stadig kæmper med at forstå, og som har udløst en kemisk kold krig mellem Rusland og Storbritannien.
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Dimethandrolone undecanoate shows promise as a male birth control pillA new birth control pill for men appears to be safe when used daily for a month, with hormone responses consistent with effective contraception, study researchers say. Their study results, in 83 men, will be presented Sunday at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society's 100th annual meeting in Chicago, Ill.
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Low sperm count not just a problem for fertilityA man's semen count is a marker of his general health, according to the largest study to date evaluating semen quality, reproductive function and metabolic risk in men referred for fertility evaluation. The study results, in 5,177 male partners of infertile couples from Italy, will be presented Sunday at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society's 100th annual meeting in Chicago, Ill.
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Stem cell therapy may help reverse effects of premature menopause, restore fertilityYoung women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) may be able to use their own bone marrow stem cells to rejuvenate their ovaries and avoid the effects of premature menopause, new research suggests. The preliminary results from the ongoing ROSE clinical trial will be presented Tuesday at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Chicago, Ill.
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Photos: These Animals Used to Be GiantsThese animals used to be giant.
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Trump's Call to Start a Space Force Tops This Week's Internet News RoundupLast week, President Trump advocated for a military corps "like the Army and the Navy, but for space."
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Ugens debat: Derfor er mikrobølgeovnens ur bagudFrekvensen på elnettet og konsekvensen for vores ure fik debattørerne på ing.dk til tasterne.
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Why CEOs Like Rex Tillerson Fail in WashingtonRex Tillerson is hardly the first person to be targeted in a tweet from Donald Trump, but on Tuesday morning, he became the first Cabinet official to be fired by one. It was an ignominious end to Tillerson’s 13-month stint as secretary of state, a tenure that would have been undistinguished if it weren’t so entirely destructive. Compared with expectations for other members of Trump’s Cabinet, the
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The Bidet's Revival“It’s been completely Americanized!” my host declares proudly. “The bidet is gone!” In my time as a travel editor, this scenario has become common when touring improvements to hotels and resorts around the world. My heart sinks when I hear it. To me, this doesn’t feel like progress, but prejudice. Americans seem especially baffled by these basins. Even seasoned American travelers are unsure of th
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China’s New Frontiers in Dystopian TechDystopia starts with 23.6 inches of toilet paper. That’s how much the dispensers at the entrance of the public restrooms at Beijing’s Temple of Heaven dole out in a program involving facial-recognition scanners—part of the president’s “Toilet Revolution,” which seeks to modernize public toilets. Want more? Forget it. If you go back to the scanner before nine minutes are up, it will recognize you
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How to Regram Photos on InstagramInstagram doesn't make it easy, but that doesn't mean you can't do it.
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Spot Fake News By Making ItNPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Sander van der Linden of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab about his online game which tries to teach players about fake news by making them produce it.
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Can You Choose A Romantic Partner Just By Their Voice? A Dating App Thinks SoWaving is a Tinder-like app that lets users judge potential partners by their voice. An evolutionary psychologist provides some tips on sounding attractive. (Image credit: Getty Images)
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Overvægtig? Se fordelene ved dine ekstra kiloJa, du læste rigtigt. Der er gevinster ved at være overvægtig. Ryk på vægten og højdemåleren med musen eller fingeren for at se dine fortrin.
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Why Ava DuVernay and Warner Bros. Are a Great MatchLast year, the critical and financial calamity of Justice League served as a bit of a wake-up call to Hollywood’s embrace of the “cinematic universe.” Just because the Marvel Comics brand had served as a box-office rubber stamp for nearly 10 years didn’t mean the formula could be easily replicated elsewhere. Warner Bros.’ attempts to copy it (with a sped-up timeframe) through its DC Comics proper
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Brainless Embryos Suggest Bioelectricity Guides GrowthResearchers are building a case that long before the nervous system works, the brain sends crucial bioelectric signals to guide the growth of embryonic tissues.
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Meltdown, Spectre, and the Costs of Unchecked InnovationSpectre fixes forced browsers to break the compatibility covenant of the web. Other unchecked technologies could cause even deeper damage.
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Fremtidens piller er fyldt med teknologiEn ny sensorpille til psykisk syge baner vejen for data­dreven patientbehandling og personlig medicin.
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Er det skidt, at lægen kan følge dit medicin-indtag?Lægemidler med teknologi skal gøre patientbehandlingen bedre, men branchens motiv for innovationen er også at blive bedst. Derfor er de etiske overvejelser vigtige, erkender industrien.
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Will Smith narrates ‘One Strange Rock,’ but astronauts are the real starsHosted by Will Smith, ‘One Strange Rock’ embraces Earth’s weirdness and explores the planet’s natural history.
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Tonnes of garbage cleaned up from Galapagos coastOfficials at Ecuador's Galapagos National Park say they have collected 22 tonnes of garbage since January off the coasts of the pristine archipelago, some of it from as far away as Asia.
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Dead Sea's revival with Red Sea canal edges closer to realityIsrael and Jordan have long pursued a common goal to stop the Dead Sea from shrinking while slaking their shared thirst for drinking water with a pipeline from the Red Sea some 200 kilometres away.
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Biodiversity crisis summit kicks off in ColombiaA comprehensive, global appraisal of mass species extinction—and what can be done to reverse it—kicked off in Colombia's second-largest city Saturday, with more than 750 experts in attendance.
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Zara and H&M shore up defences as internet threatensLogistics investments, new technology... Faced with fierce online competition from the likes of Amazon, affordable fashion giants Zara and H&M are shoring up their defences, trying to use their stores to boost internet sales.
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The Swiss army knife of smoke screensSetting off smoke bombs is more than good fun on the Fourth of July. The military uses smoke grenades in dangerous situations to provide cover for people and tanks on the move. But the smoke arms race is on. Increasingly, sensors can now go beyond the visible range into the infrared (IR) region of the spectrum. Today, researchers report developing a new kind of smoke that obscures both visible and
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Living sensor can potentially prevent environmental disasters from fuel spillsThe Colonial Pipeline, which carries fuel from Texas to New York, ruptured last fall, dumping a quarter-million gallons of gas in rural Alabama. By the time the leak was detected during routine inspection, vapors from released gasoline were so strong they prevented pipeline repair for days. Now, scientists are developing technology that would alert pipeline managers about leaks as soon as failure
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Bacteria-Based Sensor Could Detect Oil and Gas LeaksBacteria-Based Sensor Could Detect Oil and Gas Leaks Scientists are developing a "living sensor" that eats hydrocarbons to monitor the country's extensive network of petroleum pipelines. Pipeline.jpg Image credits: FooTToo/ Shutterstock Technology Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 05:00 Tracy Staedter, Contributor (Inside Science) -- More than 212,000 miles of oil and gas pipelines traverse the United Sta
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The Swiss army knife of smoke screensThe military uses smoke grenades to provide cover for people and tanks on the move. But the smoke arms race is on. Increasingly, sensors can now go beyond the visible range into the infrared (IR) region of the spectrum. So, researchers report developing a new kind of smoke that obscures both visible and IR detection. The researchers will present their results today at the 255th National Meeting &
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Living sensor can potentially prevent environmental disasters from fuel spillsBy the time a Colonial Pipeline leak was detected last fall during a routine inspection, vapors from the quarter-million gallons of released gasoline were so strong they prevented pipeline repair for days. Now, scientists report technology that would alert pipeline managers about leaks much earlier, avoiding the environmental disasters and fuel distribution disruptions resulting from pipeline leak
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Mikrodatamaten vender op og ned på edbMange forskere har hidtil ikke følt sig særligt tilskyndet til at bruge edb i deres arbejde, men det har den personlige mikrodatamat lavet om på.
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Stephen Hawking, an appreciation: ‘He had an unquenchable zest for life’Science journalist Roger Highfield remembers Stephen Hawking’s great determination – a steely defiance of the odds that took him to infinity and beyond Yes, he was the world’s best-known scientist, the galaxy’s most unlikely celebrity, a brilliant mind trapped in a failing body, a global inspiration to disabled people, and so much more. But there was also a glint of steel in Stephen Hawking. All t
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Putin Will Win, But the Show Must Go OnVladimir Putin RussiansMOSCOW—There are seven candidates challenging Vladimir Putin in Russia’s elections on Sunday, and yet the atmosphere here is something less than suspenseful. The incumbent president, at age 65, has been in power since 2000, and there’s no doubt that he will remain there for another term. The chief unknown concerns how many will vote. The Kremlin is hoping for, at a minimum, a 70 percent turnout,
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First anatomical evidence of several types of schizophreniaIs there more than one type of schizophrenia? Brain scans suggest there are at least two different kinds - a finding that may lead to better treatments
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Say ‘No’ and change your lifeWe live in a world where ‘yes’ is the default. But we need to tame our inner ‘chimp’ and embrace the power of ‘no’ My old friend Mick calls me with an invitation to his 50th birthday party. It sounds brilliant. Mick has rented a house for a week. Lots of people I know will be there. I want to go. I really, really want to go. “So is that a yes?” Continue reading...
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Space stations: our future among the starsOnce the International Space Station is decommissioned in 2028, what will the next generation of orbital bases look like? Continue reading...
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Stephen Hawking gave space travel his blessing. Now plutocrats claim him as their own | Catherine BennettIntergalactic plans by Elon Musk and others have little to do with looking up at the stars While no one would rank it among the greatest of Professor Stephen Hawking ’s achievements, he plainly had a unique impact on Richard Branson, founder of, among other things, Virgin Galactic, a space tourism company. “I heard Stephen say in a radio interview,” Sir Richard wrote in a tribute, “that his ultima
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Male infertility will be ignored as long as conception is seen as a woman’s issue | Barbara EllenCould prejudice explain why research into sperm counts fails to win funding? Are men ignoring their “biological clocks”? Or is it rather that they are not adequately served by science, which, in turn is being stymied by lack of funding? The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s 2014-16 report reveals, among other findings, that male infertility is the most common reason (37%) for British
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Interactive virtual reality enhances physicians' treatment planning of complex conditionsInteractive virtual reality (VR) brings medical images to life on screen, showing interventional radiologists a patient's unique internal anatomy to help physicians effectively prepare and tailor their approach to complex treatments, such as splenic artery aneurysm repair, according to new research being presented today at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting.
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AIDS Researcher Top Candidate to Lead the C.D.C.The administration is vetting Dr. Robert Redfield, a founder of the University of Maryland’s Institute of Human Virology, for C.D.C. chief.
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Babies Think Logically Before They Can Talk. A new study shows language is not a prerequisite for some basic reasoning.submitted by /u/thedabarry [link] [comments]
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AIDS Researcher Top Candidate to Lead the C.D.C.The administration is vetting Dr. Robert Redfield, a founder of the University of Maryland’s Institute of Human Virology, for C.D.C. chief.
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Benefits of genetic testing far outweigh the costs | Observer lettersEven if we assess the value of treatment in monetary terms, the investment could be worth it Mary Warnock is right that consent has to be assumed from the child if genetic modification can avert a serious and often distressing condition (“ We need to use gene editing wisely but also embrace its vast potential ,”Comment, last week). The test is of whether the procedure is “in the child’s best inter
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Is America on the Verge of a Constitutional Crisis?Here is something that, even on its own, is astonishing: The president of the United States demanded the firing of the former FBI deputy director, a career civil servant, after tormenting him both publicly and privately—and it worked . The American public still doesn’t know in any detail what Andrew McCabe, who was dismissed late Friday night, is supposed to have done. But citizens can see exactl
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50 million Facebook users' private information compromised by Cambridge Analytica, Trump's digital wingFacebook Cambridge Analytica DataAn innocuous sounding company, Strategic Communications Laboratories, was banned by Facebook. But the data the company mined was used by Trump's campaign to whip the electorate into political animosity. Read More
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New Mexico nuke repository studied for plutonium storageThe U.S. Department of Energy has commissioned a national group of scientists to study the viability of diluting surplus weapons-grade plutonium and storing it permanently at the federal government's underground repository in New Mexico.
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The Scientific Palaeoart of Dr Mark WittonThere is a revolution in palaeoart, and a revolution in the science of pterosaurs. Here, we look at an artist and scientist deeply involved in both of these events... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Clinical medicine training prepares medical students to treat transgender patientsMedical students who are specifically trained in clinical transgender medicine are better prepared to treat transgender patients, a new study from Boston University School of Medicine suggests. The study results will be presented in a poster Saturday, March 17, at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill.
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Estrogen may reduce disordered eating in female athletes with irregular periodsGiving one year of estrogen replacement to female athletes with exercise-induced menstrual irregularities improves drive for thinness, body dissatisfaction and uncontrolled eating, a new study finds. The research results will be presented Saturday, March 17, at ENDO 2018, the annual scientific meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Chicago, Ill.
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Too few women with diabetes receive recommended preconception counselingNot enough women of childbearing age who have diabetes are receiving the recommended preconception counseling, a new study suggests. The findings will be presented in a poster on Saturday at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill.
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Glucose monitoring helps prevent hypoglycemia in hospitalized heart disease patientsHospitalized patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) may need frequent glucose monitoring to prevent hypoglycemia and death, new research reports. The results will be presented in a poster on Saturday, March 17, at ENDO 2018, the annual 100th meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill.
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Veterans with type 2 diabetes improve blood sugar control using telehealthA telehealth program for diabetes self-management not only shortens the wait to talk to a physician specialist versus an in-person visit but also results in patients with type 2 diabetes having comparable improvements in blood glucose (sugar) control to patients receiving traditional care, a study conducted in veterans finds. Results of the late-breaking abstract will be presented Saturday at ENDO
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St. Patrick’s Happy HourThere’s a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow today! It’s St. Pat’s, folks, and since there are happy hours all over Boston, why not one here? A special HH will run from 2 to 4 PM EDT , with the usual bonuses. Sláinte! Artwork by Minjeong Kim
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Fremtidens hjem: Vil du bo i et hus af halm og æg?Æggehvider, soja og tang. Fremtidens byggematerialer er ting, vi i dag forbinder med en gåtur ved stranden eller grøntskuffen i køleskabet.
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Facebook suspends the Trump campaign’s data-mining firm amid revelations of a major data breachChristopher Wylie Facebook
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When Truth and Reason Are No Longer EnoughI ’m a scientist at UC Berkeley — a card-carrying true believer in liberal Enlightenment values. Imagine that I meet a bright young woman in a small town in Wisconsin or Alabama, and that I want to persuade her to become a scientist like me. “Listen, science is really great!,” I say. “We scientists care about truth and reason and human flourishing. We include people from every country and culture
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Roux-en-Y surgery linked with more non-vertebral fractures than adjustable gastric bandingPatients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) surgery may be at greater risk for non-vertebral fracture than those having adjustable gastric banding (AGB), a new population-based study reports. The results will be presented on Saturday, March 17, at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill.
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Trump Campaign Data Consultants Cambridge Analytica Took 50 Million Facebook Users' DataNew reports indicate that Cambridge Analytica, the data team affiliated with Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, harvested data from 50 million Facebook users—and Facebook failed to stop them.
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Slime molds crack 3 of the biggest issues in the U.S.The Plasmodium Consortium seeks to get answers to America’s problems from slime molds. Read More
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Cosmic Thinker Worries about the Ends of Science and HumanityCosmologist Martin Rees holds forth on multiverses, biothreats, AI, utopia, God and “posthuman” science -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Chemicals in lavender and tea tree oil appear to be hormone disruptorsA new study lends further evidence to a suspected link between abnormal breast growth in young boys--called prepubertal gynecomastia--and regular exposure to lavender or tea tree oil, by finding that key chemicals in these common plant-derived oils act as endocrine-disrupting chemicals. The study results will be presented Monday at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society's 100th annual meeting in Chicago
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Prenatal exposure to plasticizer may affect male fertility in future generationsChemicals found in a variety of routinely used consumer products may be contributing to the substantial drop in sperm counts and sperm quality among men in recent decades, a new study in mice suggests.
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Exposure to low levels of BPA during pregnancy can lead to altered brain developmentNew research in mice provides an explanation for how exposure to the widely used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy, even at levels lower than the regulated 'safe' human exposure level, can lead to altered brain development and behavior later in life. The research will be presented Monday, March 19 at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill.
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Essential oils in hygiene products may make boys grow breastsSome substances in lavender and tea tree essential oils seem to mimic the hormone oestrogen, which could explain why they have been linked to breast growth
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Efter vedtægtsændring: Værdien af IDA’s strejkekasse er fordobletEt enig repræsentantskab vedtog lørdag, at IDA’s strejkekasse fremover kan yde medlemmerne et gratis lån, hvis de bliver ramt af konflikt. Ordningen bliver billigere for både IDA og medlemmerne.
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Stephen Hawking Lived Beyond His BodyMidnight. As I was browsing the internet, I saw, like shooting stars, emails suddenly appear and disappear from the right-hand corner of my computer screen. The first from CNN announcing the death of Stephen Hawking, the second from an editor at The Atlantic asking me to write about him. I had written about the man for 10 years—as a biographer of some sort, or an anthropologist of science to be m
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North Korea’s Most Powerful Missile Now Has Its Own ShrineSatellite imaging, astronomy and a smart hunch about North Korea propaganda confirmed the launching site of the North Korean missile and a new monument.
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Take control of your computer's annoying pop-up notificationsDIY Save your productivity. And your sanity. The constant barrage of pop-up notifications on your computer can wreak havoc on your concentration. Here's how to control—or entirely shut off—these alerts.
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Experts issue recommendations to improve testosterone prescribing practicesNew scientific evidence has strengthened the case for reserving testosterone therapy for well-documented cases of hypogonadism, a condition where the body does not produce enough testosterone, Endocrine Society experts concluded in an updated Clinical Practice Guideline released today.
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Deals: The Best Price on LG's OLED HDTV and Other Great Tech DealsHelp us help you get a brand new television this weekend by perusing our picks from our friends at TechBargains.
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The Universe Is Basically a Hippie's Pipe DreamIn 'Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories,' writer Vandana Singh crafts tales as strange as the universe itself.
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Security News This Week: A Smartphone Botnet Army Keeps Growing StrongerA major botnet, an Equifax indictment, and more of the week's top security news.
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Topologien er trådt i fysikkens tjenesteElektroniske komponenter, kvantecomputere og lasere: Alle kan have glæde af topologisk beskyttelse over for støj og andre påvirkninger.
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Kan topologi forklare kuglelyn?Når magnetfelter slår knuder på sig selv, opstår en særlig form for kvasipartikler, der kan være forbundet med dannelse af kuglelyn.
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New Zealand's Most Patriotic MushroomTylopilus formosus is all black. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Music for the Space Age Houseplant1970 called—it wants its plant playlist back -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Body Fat: How to Use It and Lose ItA closer look at body fat: Where does it come from, why do we need it, what are the best ways to burn it off, and where the heck does it go? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Stephen Hawking: An AppreciationA friend and colleague who knew Hawking for more than 50 years reflects on an extraordinary life -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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How A Russian Nerve Agent Got To The U.K.How was a nerve agent of a group called Novichok manufactured and sent into the U.K. to poison a former Russian spy? Richard Guthrie, a U.K.-based chemical weapons expert, talks with Scott Simon.
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17 Billion? How the CDC Estimated How Many Binge Drinks US Downs Each YearU.S. adults consume more than 17 billion alcoholic drinks during binges each year. But how did researchers calculate this?
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'Virtual Particles' Could Create Dark, Echoing Dead StarsThere might be a massive, dead star out there that bends the stuff of raw vacuum and prevents itself from collapsing into a black hole.
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The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending March 17, 2018)This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
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Is Fandom Really Worth It?There’s a lot of losing in sports. Only one team can win at a time, and only one champion escapes the season without tears. But that doesn’t stop Americans from spending nearly $56 billion a year on sporting events, while dropping many billions more on jerseys, cable packages, buffalo wings—to say nothing of the substantial emotional costs incurred. (Having logged many fan-hours on behalf of the
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Alternativet: Danmark skal være fossilfrit allerede i 2035
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Neil Gaiman – And Then it Gets Darker – Think Again - a Big Think Podcast #139The myths of an inhospitable land. Imposter Syndrome. That feeling when one of your characters unexpectedly murders another. Literary mage Neil Gaiman on the dark arts of fiction and everyday life. Read More
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Meet Steve, a New Kind of Aurora BorealisShort for Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement, Steve was first spotted by a citizen scientist, and sure is pretty.
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Wild Wild Country: The Jaw-Dropping Story of the Cult Next DoorTo describe Wild Wild Country as jaw-dropping is to understate the number of times my mouth gaped while watching the series, a six-part Netflix documentary about a religious community in Oregon in the 1980s. It’s ostensibly the story of how a group led by the dynamic Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh purchased 64,000 acres of land in central Oregon in a bid to build its own utopian city. But, as the series
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Banedanmarks nye rapport bekymrer: Signalprogram kan ramle som dominobrikkerProblemer med at ombygge tog til signalprogrammets teststrækning i 2020 kan forplante sig gennem hele den trinvise plan frem til 2030.
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Modelling the fourth colour: dispatch from de MoriondAt the particle physics conference, it’s clear inconclusive LHCb data are stimulating strange new ideas In the middle of the Rencontres de Moriond particle physics conference in Italy, the scientific talks stopped to allow a standing ovation dedicated to the memory and achievements of my inspirational colleague Stephen Hawking, who we heard had died earlier that day. The talks quickly resumed, wh
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How Prepared Is The World For A Major Epidemic?Reid Wilson says it's only a matter of time before we find out. (Image credit: JOHN WESSELS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Version2 Infosecurity: Bliv klogere på dagens mange it-sikkerhedsudfordringerAlvorlige it-sikkerhedsangreb på danske virksomheder og ny lovgivning har øget behovet for viden og debat om dagens it-sikkerhedsudfordringer. Version2's it-sikkerhedsmesse Infosecurity til maj bidrager med faglig viden på højt niveau.
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We're All Watching the Donald Trump ShowPerhaps the most remarkable thing about the latest torrent of “White House in chaos” headlines is the degree to which President Trump seems to be enjoying it all. He isn’t lashing out in anger over the breathless Beltway speculation about which aide or cabinet secretary he will fire next. He isn’t acting swiftly to tamp down coverage of the ongoing shakeup, or to change the news cycle, or to retu
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Federal Agency Courted Alcohol Industry to Fund Study on Benefits of Moderate DrinkingScientists and National Institute of Health officials waged a concerted campaign to obtain funding from the alcohol industry for research that may enshrine alcohol as a part of a healthy diet.
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Scientists on brink of overcoming livestock diseases through gene editingBreeders will soon be able to produce animals that are immune to disease, says UK’s top animal scientist Farming is poised for a gene editing revolution that could overcome some of the world’s most serious livestock diseases, the UK’s top animal scientist has said. Prof Eleanor Riley, director of the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, said new techniques will soon allow breeders to genetically engine
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Gifted Colombia kids pay tribute to hero HawkingGifted children at the Stephen Hawking school in Colombia's capital Bogota have been paying a special tribute to the astrophysicist whose life inspired them to study science.
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Uber-konkurrent er klar med abonnement på taxa-tureFirmaet Lyft tilbyder udvalgte kunder at betale et fast månedligt beløb for at køre med taxa. En service, der bliver standard for førerløse taxaer.
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No small feat: Santa Barbara Zoo giraffe births 6-foot babyNow that's a big baby!
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India's Silicon Valley faces man-made water crisisEvery day more than 1,000 water tankers rumble past Nagraj's small plywood store in Bangalore, throwing up clouds of dust as they rush their valuable cargo to homes and offices in India's drought-stricken tech hub.
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Qualcomm says former chairman exploring buyout effortQualcomm said Friday that Paul Jacbos, its chairman until a week ago, was considering a buyout effort for the California chipmaking giant just days after it fended off a hostile bid from Singapore rival Broadcom.
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World water problems on tap at Brazil conferenceBrazil—the country with the world's greatest fresh water reserves—hosts an international conference next week on growing fears over the fragility of drinking water supplies in a heating planet.
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Australia warns on encrypted apps as Southeast Asia vows terror cooperationUse of encrypted messaging apps to plan terrorist attacks is the greatest threat facing intelligence agencies in modern times, Australia warned Saturday as Southeast Asian leaders vowed closer cooperation to counter extremism.
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Former Coal Lobbyist On Tap For No. 2 Spot At EPAThe man hoping to help lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, is a former lobbyist for coal and natural gas companies. As a young EPA lawyer, he worked on hazardous chemical rules. (Image credit: Alex Edelman/picture-alliance/dpa/AP)
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Uret i bjerget vil måle tiden de næste 10.000 årI et bjerg i Texas har man begyndt konstruktionen af et mekanisk ur, der skal gå uden menneskelig indblanding de næste 10.000 år. Projektets formål er at fremme langsigtet tænkning.
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Mike Pompeo, CounterpuncherDonald Trump says he and his pick to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, “have a very similar thought process,” but what they seem to have most in common is a code of conduct for dealing with adversaries. Trump, drawing on the lessons he learned from his former lawyer Roy Cohn, often describes himself as a “counterpuncher.” And the same could be said for Pompeo in his approa
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The Fall of Nanjing as My Grandmother Lived ItOn December 13, 1937, my grandmother, a woman of barely 22 years named Wein-Shiu Liu Chou, heard the steady barrage of artillery from Imperial Japanese troops as they began their final assault on Nanjing, her hometown in China. The sound of shells exploding just outside the city walls must have made clear to those still in the city that the end was near. My grandmother would live a long life of 9
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U.K., Land of ‘Brexit,’ Quietly Outsources Some Surgeries to FranceAfter years of austerity, the National Health Service is under enormous strain, so it is paying French doctors to perform some operations on its behalf.
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McCabe’s Firing Chips Away at the Justice Department’s IndependenceAndrew McCabe FBIUpdated at 10:50 a.m. ET on March 17 Andrew McCabe, a former acting and deputy FBI director who had drawn the ire of President Trump, was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday evening, a decision that raises troubling questions about the independence of both the Justice Department and the FBI. Trump and his associates are a focus of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s inquiry into Russ
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Circulatory System: Facts, Function & DiseasesThe human circulatory system keeps blood, oxygen and nutrients flowing through the body.
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Distinction Bias: Why You Make Terrible Life Choicessubmitted by /u/ckannan90 [link] [comments]
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Soil fungi may help determine the resilience of forests to environmental changeA major new study reveals that soil fungi could play a significant role in the ability of forests to adapt to environmental change.
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Online intervention improves depression treatment rates in teen momsAn online program persuaded teenage mothers across 10 Kentucky counties to seek medical help for depression, highlighting an inexpensive way to increase mental health treatment rates for the vulnerable group.
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Tree care workers need better training to handle dangers on the jobA new study calls attention to post-storm hazards posed to tree care workers and provides safety recommendations.
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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 study has found.
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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 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 distance from a situation, in order to effectively man
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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. 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 (BMI) increases beyond a BMI of 22-23 kg/m
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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.
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Microplastics in riversTo what extent are Germany's rivers contaminated by microplastics? A new study provides some specific clues for the first time. Between 2014 and 2017, a research group gathered and analyzed water samples from 22 rivers, mainly in the catchment area of the Rhein and Donau rivers. The new findings now represent one of the world's largest data sets from standardized studies on the appearance of plast
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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.
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New FAA Rules Take Aim at Dangerous Helicopter FlightsThe crash on Sunday that drowned five people could have been averted with rules that prevent open door flights with non-quick-release harnesses.
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The Engineering Behind the Horrible Florida Bridge CollapseThe "quick build" process used to put up the span that fell and killed six people is actually quite common—and has been around for decades.
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Raising transparency in the online advertising ecosystemThe online advertising business, led by companies like Google or Facebook, generated over $200 billion revenue in 2017, with an year-over-year growth over 15 percent. This online advertising explosion is raising serious data privacy concerns.
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Human 'chimeric' cells restore crucial protein in Duchenne muscular dystrophyCells made by fusing a normal human muscle cell with a muscle cell from a person with Duchenne muscular dystrophy -- a rare but fatal form of muscular dystrophy -- were able to significantly improve muscle function when implanted into the muscles of a mouse model of the disease.
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Soot transported from elsewhere in world contributes little to melting of some Antarctic glaciersAirborne soot produced by wildfires and fossil-fuel combustion and transported to the remote McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica contains levels of black carbon too low to contribute significantly to the melting of local glaciers, according to a new study.
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The Atlantic Daily: Imagine the FollowingWhat We’re Following Cabinet Watch: Less than a week after he fired Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, several reports indicate that President Trump is planning to replace his national-security adviser, H.R. McMaster, but the White House says no immediate changes are planned. Meanwhile, writes Peter Beinart, Trump’s choice of Mike Pompeo as the new secretary of state could mean moderate-Republi
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Neighborhood wellbeing and a sense of community is at the heart of a good home, say researchersA sense of wellbeing and a thriving community is key to a happy neighborhood according to housing researchers, who looked at the relationship between the experience of the home and well-being.
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Virtual coaches, fitness trackers help patients stay fit after cardiac rehabA 12-week mobile health, or mHealth, program not only kept cardiac rehab patients from losing ground, it appeared to help them maintain and even gain fitness.
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Higher doses of radiation don't improve survival in prostate cancerA new study shows that higher doses of radiation do not improve survival for many patients with prostate cancer, compared with the standard radiation treatment. The analysis included 104 radiation therapy oncology groups across North America.
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Researchers discover experimental obesity drug prevents development of kidney stonesCopenhagen: Scientists have found that a drug connected with fat regulation prevents the formation of kidney stones in mice. This early work opens the possibility of developing drugs which may help prevent kidney stones in at-risk individuals. The work is presented at the European Association of Urology Conference in Copenhagen.
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First accurate data showing male to female transgender surgery can give better lifeScientists have developed a transgender-specific questionnaire, which confirms for the first time that gender surgery significantly improves quality of life for the majority of patients. The study shows that 80 percent of male-to-female patients perceived themselves as women post-surgery. However, the quality of life of transgender individuals is still significantly lower than the general populati
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Hacker Adrian Lamo Has Died at 37The Colombian-American hacker became famous in the early 2000s for breaking into the systems at organizations like *The New York Times*, and later for his role in Chelsea Manning's arrest.
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New doctors' intense and changing schedules take a toll on sleep, activity and moodThis week, thousands of graduating medical students around the country will find out where they'll head next, to start their residency training. But a new study gives the first objective evidence of the heavy toll that the first year of residency can take on their sleep, physical activity and mood.
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The brain puts the memories warehouse in order while we sleepDuring the hours of sleep the memory performs a cleaning shift. A study reveals that when we sleep, the neural connections that collect important information are strengthened and those created from irrelevant data are weakened until they get lost.
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'Frequency combs' ID chemicals within the mid-infrared spectral regionChemical compounds all carry distinctive absorption "fingerprints" within the mid-infrared spectral region of 2 to 12 microns. This offers an opportunity to measure and study chemicals at extremely sensitive levels but researchers lack the tools, like lasers and detectors, needed to operate within the mid-infrared. Recently, there's been a push to develop new tools to help see and measure these ch
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5 Weird Effects of Bug BitesAs if bug bites weren't already the worst.
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Listen to the first-ever recordings of volcanic thunderScience The sounds of science. It’s an explosion that starts within the earth, a release of pressurized gases and bits of rock, either sharp shards or molten fragments or both. A volcanic eruption is…
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Tencent is putting a robot research lab in China’s manufacturing heartland
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Books of The Times: Three Views of the Crisis in Women’s HealthThree new books — Maya Dusenbery’s “Doing Harm,” Abby Norman’s “Ask Me About My Uterus” and Michele Lent Hirsch’s “Invisible” — investigate gender bias in medical treatment.
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Appeals court nixes some FCC rules on robocallsA federal appeals court rolled back rules intended to deter irritating telemarketing robocalls, saying they were too broad.
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Blood vessels also affected by Alzheimer's diseaseNew research 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 behavior, both in normal ageing and
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Democratizing single-cell analysisScientists have developed a new low-cost technique for profiling gene expression in hundreds of thousands of cells.
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Drake breaks new streaming record—in video gamesHip-hop superstar Drake has broken a new record in streaming—this time in video games.
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1 in 3 Michigan workers tested opened fake 'phishing' emailMichigan auditors who conducted a fake "phishing" attack on 5,000 randomly selected state employees said Friday that nearly one-third opened the email, a quarter clicked on the link and almost one-fifth entered their user ID and password.
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African leaders call on EU to shut ivory tradeThirty-two African countries on Friday called on the European Union to stop its ivory trade at a conference in Botswana aimed at saving African elephants.
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GPM sees Tropical Cyclone Eliakim bring Madagascar soaking rainfallAs Tropical Cyclone Eliakim was strengthening on its way to landfall in Madagascar the Global Precipitation Measurement mission, or GPM, core satellite found very heavy rainfall occurring in the tropical storm.
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NASA satellite finds Tropical Cyclone Marcus near Australia's Cobourg Peninsula CoastTropical Cyclone Marcus has developed off the coast of Australia's Northern Territory along the Cobourg Peninsula coast. NASA's Aqua satellite provided a view of the new storm from its orbit in space.
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Soil fungi may help determine the resilience of forests to environmental changeNature is rife with symbiotic relationships, some of which take place out of sight, like the rich underground exchange of nutrients that occurs between trees and soil fungi.
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Zero field switching (ZFS) effect in a nanomagnetic deviceAn unexpected phenomenon known as zero field switching (ZFS) could lead to smaller, lower-power memory and computing devices than presently possible. The image shows a layering of platinum (Pt), tungsten (W), and a cobalt-iron-boron magnet (CoFeB) sandwiched at the ends by gold (Au) electrodes on a silicon (Si) surface. The gray arrows depict the overall direction of electric current injected into
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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: McMaster of SuspenseToday in 5 Lines White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Chief of Staff John Kelly has reassured West Wing staffers that there will be “no immediate personnel changes at this time,” despite media reports that National-Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, among others, will be replaced. Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, said the adult film star was “physically threat
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Chirping is welcome in birds but not in fusion devicesBirds do it and so do doughnut-shaped fusion facilities called 'tokamaks.' But tokamak chirping -- a rapidly changing frequency wave that can be far above what the human ear can detect -- is hardly welcome to researchers who seek to bring the fusion that powers the sun and stars to Earth.
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Genetic variant discovery to help asthma sufferersResearchers have identified a genetic variant that could improve the safety and effectiveness of corticosteroids, drugs that are used to treat a range of common and rare conditions including asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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Wandering greenhouse gasOn the seafloor of the shallow coastal regions north of Siberia, microorganisms produce methane when they break down plant remains. If this greenhouse gas finds its way into the water, it can also become trapped in the sea ice that forms in these coastal waters.
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Is AR's Future in Smart Glasses, or Just Your Phone?This week, we discuss augmented reality and the hype around smart glasses.
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Piezomagnetic material changes magnetic properties when stretchedPiezoelectric materials, which generate an electric current when compressed or stretched, are familiar and widely used: think of lighters that spark when you press a switch, but also microphones, sensors, motors and all kinds of other devices. Now a group of physicists has found a material with a similar property, but for magnetism. This "piezomagnetic" material changes its magnetic properties whe
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Stop shouting at your smart home so much and set up multi-step routinesTechnology This week, Google pushed out its multi-step smart home actions you can start with a simple voice command. Whether your smart home is based on the Google, Apple, or Amazon platform, you can cut down on the number of commands you have to shout.
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The absence of ants: Entomologist confirms first Saharan farming 10,000 years agoBy analysing a prehistoric site in the Libyan desert, a team of researchers has been able to establish that people in Saharan Africa were cultivating and storing wild cereals 10,000 years ago. In addition to revelations about early agricultural practices, there could be a lesson for the future, if global warming leads to a necessity for alternative crops.
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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 near-infrared lasers and other optoelectronic devices, according to scientists.
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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, 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 the onset of AF disease.
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Reefs help protect vulnerable Caribbean fish from climate changeNew research 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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Youtube, Facebook, and Google Can't Expect Wikipedia to Cure the InternetYouTube and other tech giants have repeatedly turned to Wikipedia to help solve some of their biggest problems—often without giving back.
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University of Oregon Erecting a $1-Billion Science CenterWith the largest private gift to a public college, the new facility aims to infuse the local economy with fresh opportunities, but returns on the investment are anything but guaranteed.
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Elena Rybak-Akimova, Chemical Kinetics Expert, DiesThe chemist examined the role of activated oxygen molecules in biological processes.
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Piezomagnetic material changes magnetic properties when stretchedPiezoelectric materials, which generate an electric current when compressed or stretched, are familiar and widely used: lighters that spark when you press a switch, microphones, sensors, motors and all kinds of other devices. Now a group of physicists has found a material with a similar property, but for magnetism. This 'piezomagnetic' material changes its magnetic properties when put under mechan
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People are willing to pay to curate their online social imageSocial media provides a new environment that makes it possible to carefully edit the image you want to project of yourself. A study suggests that many people are prepared to pay to 'filter out' unfavorable information.
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Number of deaths from meningitis due to plummet after new medical adviceExperts aim to halve the number of deaths from a type of meningitis by changing drug treatment as a result of a new medical study. The fungal infection cryptococcal meningitis is responsible for more than 180,000 deaths per year worldwide, mainly in HIV-infected patients. Current treatment for this type of meningitis is difficult and mortality rates in Africa in routine care are in the region of 7
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Unexpected effect could lead to lower-power memory, computing devicesAn expected effect, known as zero field switching, could enable lower-power memory and computing devices than presently possible.
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Online intervention improves depression treatment rates in teen momsAn online program persuaded teenage mothers across 10 Kentucky counties to seek medical help for depression, highlighting an inexpensive way to increase mental health treatment rates for the vulnerable group, according to a University of Louisville study.
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New model links yellow fever in Africa to climate, environmentThe burden of yellow fever in any given area is known to be heavily dependent on climate, particularly rainfall and temperature which can impact both mosquito life cycle and viral replication. Now, researchers have developed a new model to quantify yellow fever dynamics across Africa using not only annual averages of these climatic measures, but seasonal dynamics.
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Diabetes: Are high blood glucose levels an effect rather than the cause of the disease?Insulin resistance and elevated blood glucose levels are considered to be the cause of type 2 diabetes. However, scientists have now provided evidence that things might be completely different. They showed in flies that elevated levels of the metabolite MG (methylglyoxal) cause the typical diabetic disturbances of the metabolism and lead to insulin resistance, obesity and elevated blood sugar leve
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Potential for personalized immunotherapy to large variety of cancersA new study shows that ovarian cancer, which has proved resistant to currently available immunotherapies, could be susceptible to personalized immunotherapy.
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When natural disaster strikes, can insects and other invertebrates recover?After a 100-year flood struck south central Oklahoma in 2015, a study of the insects, arthropods, and other invertebrates in the area revealed striking declines of most invertebrates in the local ecosystem, a result that researchers say illustrates the hidden impacts of natural disasters.
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False beliefs about MMR vaccine found to influence acceptance of Zika vaccinePeople's willingness to use a Zika vaccine, once 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 other vaccines.
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Twice as many birds at a creek after water restoredA small sliver of wildness is having a big impact on the birds, fish and wildlife. Birds at Putah Creek have more than doubled since water was restored to the creek in 2000.
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How cells protect themselves against mechanical stressThe Piezo1 and Piezo2 ion channels are known to open up response to the slightest mechanical stimulus. Researchers have now discovered that the channels are also sensitive to changes in membrane voltage. The voltage sensitivity appears to be an ancient property of these channels that protects cells from mechanical stress.
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Inked mice hint at how tattoos persist in peopleTattoos in mice may persist due to an immune response, challenging currently held beliefs about how the skin retains tattoos.
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Infants can't talk, but they know how to reasonA new study reveals that preverbal infants are able to make rational deductions, showing surprise when an outcome does not occur as expected.
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How royal jelly helps honeybee larvae defy gravity and become queensHoneybee larvae develop into queen bees if they are fed large quantities of a food called royal jelly. But royal jelly does more than determine whether a larva becomes a queen: it also keeps her safely anchored to the roof of the queen cell in which she develops. Research explains how the pH of royal jelly helps make the substance viscous enough to keep the queen-to-be from falling.
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How US prisons violate three principles of criminal justiceThe United States has 5 per cent of the world’s population but 25 per cent of its prisoners . Right now, 2.2 million people are locked up across the country, and while crime has been decreasing since the 1990s, rates of imprisonment are at historic highs. Americans across the political spectrum are ... Read More
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Q&A: How Do Squirrels Jump So High?The animals are built with very powerful hind legs, and sharp claws that allow them to grip, and leap and flip.
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Soot transported from elsewhere in world contributes little to melting of some Antarctic glaciersAirborne soot produced by wildfires and fossil-fuel combustion and transported to the remote McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica contains levels of black carbon too low to contribute significantly to the melting of local glaciers, according to a new study by researchers supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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Development of an enzymatic cycling method using pyruvate kinaseEnzyme cycling is a sensitive assay method that exploits amplification techniques. We recently developed a novel enzymatic cycling method, which utilizes both the forward and reverse reactions of creatine kinase (CK), for the quantitative determination of creatine.
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Not having a regular doctor affects healthcare quality for older adultsAbout five percent of older adults on Medicare don't have a 'personal physician,' and this group scores lower on measures of healthcare quality, reports a study in the April issue of Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.
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Human 'chimeric' cells restore crucial protein in Duchenne muscular dystrophyCells made by fusing a normal human muscle cell with a muscle cell from a person with Duchenne muscular dystrophy -- a rare but fatal form of muscular dystrophy -- were able to significantly improve muscle function when implanted into the muscles of a mouse model of the disease.
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Eyewire Release Report 3/16/18Happy Friday! Here are all changes on Eyewire since the last report, even if there was a separate post about something big, so that you have a comprehensive picture of everything new from the last few weeks. We deployed a fix for that age-old problem where recent chat lines would disappear and require clicking around to reappear. We’re pretty sure this is finally no more, but please let us know i
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Animals Start New Lives After Time in the LabScientists and others have been opening their homes to research animals after the studies conclude, with legislation in some states now mandating adoption.
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The cost to close Google’s pay gap was surprisingly cheap. The question is, why is this correction necessary?
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3-D tissue model of developing heart could help drug safety testing for pregnant womenA Syracuse University engineering team has developed a process that combines biomaterials-based cell patterning and stem cell technology to make a 3-D tissue model that could mimic early stage human heart development. Embryotoxicity is just one potential use of the modeling platform.
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Letters: Why Does Gender Equality Mean Fewer Women in STEM?The More Gender Equality, the Fewer Women in STEM In February, Olga Khazan wrote about a new study that explored a strange paradox: Women in countries with more gender equality are less likely to choose math and science professions. I am a student at New York University and I am responding to your article “The More Gender Equality, the Fewer Women in STEM ,” by Olga Khazan. While this article bro
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Bennu, a giant asteroid, may be headed for Earth in 2135. NASA says it can do nothing."I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet." — Jack London Read More
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Turkey Vultures: Photos Reveal an Icon of the American WestThe American West has long been as much of an idea and a dream as an actual place. And one of its stars is surely the turkey vulture. Here's a look at the majestic birds in all their glory.
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An Inside Look at Juvenile DetentionAs recently as 2005, the state of Virginia had eight centers like Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Facility, housing more than 1,300 delinquent youth. But by 2017, after a series of reforms, that number had shrunk to one. “It's not that you can't do good work here,” said Andy Block, who, since 2014, has served as the juvenile-justice department’s director. “But the place itself and the design and th
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Photos of the Week: The Sydney Skinny, a Glacial Arch, Pelicans at PlaySkijoring in Montana, a Russian presidential candidate in Moscow, economic disparity in Manila, a walkout against gun violence across the United States, civilians fleeing the battlefields of Syria, ski mountaineering in France, a balloon designer in Australia, the stark and lonely route of a German volunteer mailman in Schleswig-Holstein, and much more.
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Catching a New Particle by Its TailCatching a New Particle by Its Tail Theorists propose a new way to find new particles in the data from the Large Hadron Collider. CMS_Higgs-event.jpg Image credits: Lucas Taylor / CERN via W ikimedia Commons Rights information: CC BY-SA 3.0 Physics Friday, March 16, 2018 - 14:15 Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer (Inside Science) -- Particle physicists from Italy and the U.S. have come up with a new way to a
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Chemical peels are safe for people with darker skin, result in few side effects and complicationsResults from a new study led by Boston Medical Center (BMC) indicate that, when performed appropriately, chemical peels can be a safe treatment option for people with darker skin.
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BU: Brazil yellow fever outbreak necessitates vaccinesBrazil is in the midst of a yellow fever outbreak, with the mosquito-borne virus reaching popular tourist destinations that do not normally see the disease. Since January 2018, 10 cases of yellow fever have been confirmed in international travelers visiting Brazil, including four deaths.
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Watch a Robot Solve a Rubik's Cube in 0.38 SecondsThis robot goes to MIT and just set a world Rubik's Cube speed record. If robots had grandparents, this one's would be very proud.
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NASA almost never came to be. Its creation is a lesson in political power.Nexus Media News The battle over America’s space program shows how to turn science into a winning issue. The creation of the space agency is a triumph of political gamesmanship and public pressure, and a vital lesson to lawmakers fighting for science.
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Astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly Are Still Identical Twins, Despite What You May Have ReadA rash of news stories this week stemmed from a misinterpreted NASA update from January.
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GPM sees Tropical Cyclone Eliakim bring Madagascar soaking rainfallAs Tropical Cyclone Eliakim was strengthening on its way to landfall in Madagascar the Global Precipitation Measurement mission, or GPM, core satellite found very heavy rainfall occurring in the tropical storm.
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Soil fungi may help determine the resilience of forests to environmental changeA major new study reveals that soil fungi could play a significant role in the ability of forests to adapt to environmental change.
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NASA satellite finds Tropical Cyclone Marcus near Australia's Cobourg Peninsula CoastTropical Cyclone Marcus has developed off the coast of Australia's Northern Territory along the Cobourg Peninsula coast. NASA's Aqua satellite provided a view of the new storm from its orbit in space.
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Tree care workers need better training to handle dangers on the job, Rutgers study findsA Rutgers study calls attention to post-storm hazards posed to tree care workers and provides safety recommendations.
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Obesity and health problems: New research on a safeguard mechanismObesity and its negative impacts on health -- including metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular complications -- are a global pandemic. Researchers at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital in Montreal shed light on a safeguard mechanism.
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Glorious mudMeet the "mudlarkers" looking for archaeological artefacts along the banks of the Thames.
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The FDA wants to cut the nicotine in cigarettes by a thirdTobacco companies could be forced to slash the amount of nicotine in US cigarettes, under radical plans from the Food and Drug Administration
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Bacteria-killing nanofibres could make clothes that stop diseaseAntimicrobial fabric could slow the spread of diseases like Ebola. These nanofibres kill viruses and bacteria, and their active ingredient recharges in daylight
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How Did Astronaut DNA Become 'Fake News'?“After year in space, astronaut Scott Kelly no longer has same DNA as identical twin,” the headline of a story on the Today show’s website, published Thursday, declared. Seven percent of his DNA, the story says, “has not returned to normal since he returned from space.” Pretty amazing news, right? Too bad it’s not true. This week, dozens of news organizations published stories with this or simila
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These 'Alien' Mummies Appear to Be a Mix of Looted Body PartsBizarre images of three-fingered "mummies" seem to be a collection of parts stolen from actual human mummies in Peru.
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Raising transparency in the online advertising ecosystemThe online advertising business, led by companies like Google or Facebook, generated over $200 billion revenue in 2017, with an interanual growth over 15 percent. This online advertising explosion is raising serious data privacy concerns.
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Genetic variant discovery to help asthma sufferersResearch from the University of Liverpool, published in Lancet Respiratory Medicine, identifies a genetic variant that could improve the safety and effectiveness of corticosteroids, drugs that are used to treat a range of common and rare conditions including asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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Piezomagnetic material changes magnetic properties when stretchedPiezoelectric materials, which generate an electric current when compressed or stretched, are familiar and widely used: lighters that spark when you press a switch, microphones, sensors, motors and all kinds of other devices. Now a group of physicists has found a material with a similar property, but for magnetism. This 'piezomagnetic' material changes its magnetic properties when put under mechan
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EU tech titans tax plan riles WashingtonEuropean Union plans for a digital tax on US tech giants like Facebook, Amazon and Google sparked fresh trade war tensions with Washington on Friday.
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Entomologist confirms first Saharan farming 10,000 years agoBy analysing a prehistoric site in the Libyan desert, a team of researchers from the universities of Huddersfield, Rome and Modena & Reggio Emilia has been able to establish that people in Saharan Africa were cultivating and storing wild cereals 10,000 years ago. In addition to revelations about early agricultural practices, there could be a lesson for the future, if global warming leads to a nece
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The role of verb fluency in the detection of early cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's diseaseThe ability to generate spoken verbs in infinitive in a given time begins to worsen in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Thus, the verb fluency test has been found to be a suitable neuropsychological tool for the detection of healthy aging people at risk of developing cognitive impairment, according to a recent research of the Research Center and Memory Clinic. Fundació ACE. Institut C
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The absence of ants -- entomologist confirms first Saharan farming 10,000 years agoDr. Stefano Vanin was part of an international team working on discoveries at the Holocene age hunter-gatherer site at Takarkori in south-western Libya.
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Researchers join forces to improve life for children with genetic disorderThe achievements of three girls who received intensive therapy through the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute's Neuromotor Research Clinic based on innovative pediatric neurorehabilitation research have been documented in a report published in BMC Research Notes.
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Assaults spiked on Trump rally days during 2016 electionCities experienced 2.3 more assaults than average on days when hosting presidential campaign rallies for Donald Trump during the lead-up to the 2016 United States Presidential Election, according to a first of its kind study published online today in Epidemiology by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Hillary Clinton rallies were not linked to any incr
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Study reveals surprising link in the brain between coffee and cannabisA new study shows how increased coffee consumption interacts with the endocannabinoid system, which the body uses to process cannabinoids found in marijuana. Read More
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Big Tech is shaping a bill that seeks to clamp down on Chinese buyouts of US firms
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Here's where we're actually looking for intelligent lifeScience Because it sure isn't here. Scientists at SETI send out signals in hopes of hailing alien life—and put out all sorts of telescopes and sensors in case one of them tries to flag us down. Here's…
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Chirping is welcome in birds but not in fusion devices—scientists show that weak turbulence makes chirping more likelyBirds do it and so do doughnut-shaped fusion facilities called "tokamaks." But tokamak chirping— a rapidly changing frequency wave that can be far above what the human ear can detect—is hardly welcome to researchers who seek to bring the fusion that powers the sun and stars to Earth. Such chirping signals a loss of heat that can slow fusion reactions, a loss that has long puzzled scientists.
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What do the chemical signatures of deadly nerve agents tell us about their origins? – Science Weekly podcastIan Sample talks to two fellow Guardian reporters and a professor of environmental toxicology about the Salisbury spy poisoning
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The wit and wisdom of Stephen Hawking | LettersAndrea Morgale recalls the theoretical physicist’s dry humour. Peter Mussard reveals how he used his work to shock parents Roger Penrose’s reference to the difficulty of organising events for Professor Stephen Hawking ( Obituary , 15 March) evoked memories of when, as PR for Dillons Bookstore, my colleagues and I organised one of his first public lectures in London, at the Institute of Education,
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Memories of a Truth-Seeker: Stephen Hawking 1942–2018One of the great physicist's longtime collaborators explains why his contributions to science will be remembered forever -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Trilobites: ‘Rewilding’ Missing Carnivores May Help Restore Some LandscapesThe cascade of ecological benefits that followed the return of wolves to Yellowstone National Park and Idaho suggests opportunities for similar efforts around the planet.
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Assaults Increased When Cities Hosted Trump Rallies, Study FindsResearchers found an average of 2.3 more reported assaults on the day a rally came to town. The findings appear to confirm news reports about violence at the events.
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The ConversationNo Way Out In the January/February issue, Barbara Bradley Hagerty wrote about Benjamine Spencer, a convict trying to prove his innocence without DNA evidence. I spent 12 years at the H. H. Coffield Unit with Spencer, and I’ll never forget the first time I saw him. Another prisoner pointed him out: “That’s Spencer, the barber; he’s innocent.” An outsider wouldn’t understand how extraordinary those
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Fixing the World's Oldest Health ProblemEven with futuristic advances in medicine and science, and increased access to food and other forms of nutrition, the oldest human health problem has remained stubborn—and, sometimes, seemingly impossible to fix: Young children and infants still die at epidemic rates in the poorest corners of the globe. Those deaths are linked to every other health-care challenge those areas of the world experien
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Five rad and random music products I found this weekGadgets The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 42. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are ingenious or clever or ridiculously cheap.
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What do the chemical signatures of deadly nerve agents tell us about their origins? – Science Weekly podcastIan Sample talks to two fellow Guardian reporters and a professor of environmental toxicology about the Salisbury spy poisoning Subscribe and review on Acast , Apple Podcasts , Soundcloud , Audioboom & Mixcloud . Join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter and email us at Scienceweekly@theguardian.com Last week, the city of Salisbury was thrust into the spotlight when two people were found in cri
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We Were Totally Wrong About That Scott Kelly Space Genes StoryWe reported that after a year in space, Scott Kelly's genes were altered to the degree that he and his brother were no longer identical twins. Here's what we got wrong.
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Pythons Are Cold-Blooded Killers But At Least They're Not Negligent MothersPython moms care for their babies, even though it wears them down.
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Voice Chat App Zello Turned a Blind Eye to Jihadis for YearsDespite warnings and flagged accounts, Zello left accounts with ISIS flag avatars and jihadist descriptions live on its service.
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Chirping is welcome in birds but not in fusion devicesArticle describes cause of chirping that signals loss of heat from fusion reactions.
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Colorado cannabis workers are happy, but need better safety trainingColorado State University researchers have completed a first-of-its-kind, peer-reviewed study that examines the demographics, physical environment and psychosocial aspects of working in the cannabis trade, which is now legal in some form in over half the United States, including Colorado. The study results were published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine.
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Older adults' difficulties with focusing can be used to help put a face to a nameEveryone has experienced the awkward situation of meeting someone and then forgetting their name shortly after. Among older adults, this happens more often than not. Baycrest researchers have discovered a new method to resolve this problem by tapping into a natural memory change during aging.
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New report examines scientific evidence on safety and quality of abortion care in USWhile legal abortions in the US are safe, the likelihood that women will receive the type of abortion services that best meet their needs varies considerably depending on where they live, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. In addition, the report notes, the vast majority of abortions can be provided safely in office-based settings.
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Who benefits from biomedical science?If we want to improve how research tackles the world’s health problems, we need to be honest about our current priorities. Ismael Ràfols and Jack Stilgoe report on new data showing the imbalance. The world spends more than US$240bn every year on biomedical research and development . For pharmaceutical companies, who spend more than US$145bn each year, the motivation is clear: the development of n
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Rapist convicted for 1980s attacks after new DNA test solves crimesPolice matched Eric McKenna’s DNA to the cold cases after he urinated in neighbour’s pot plant A rapist who attacked two women in the 1980s was caught more than 30 years later through DNA evidence because he urinated in a neighbour’s plant pot, Northumbria police have revealed. Eric McKenna, 60, was jailed for 23 years on Friday after being found guilty of raping women in Gateshead and Newcastle
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Pruitt Expected to Limit Science Used to Make EPA Pollution RulesPlan would hamstring agency’s mission, environmental advocates warn -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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A simple artificial heart could permanently replace a failing human oneThe small, streamlined design could have benefits over other devices.
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Marine Le Pen's Self-Negating 'Rebrand'When former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon took the stage before a crowd of National Front (FN) members in the northern French city of Lille, he was prepared to give France’s far-right a pep talk. “Let them call you racist,” he told FN party faithfuls over the weekend. “Let them call you xenophobes, let them call you nativists. Wear it like a badge of honor. Because every day we get st
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Atlantic Media Announces Finalists for the 15th Annual Michael Kelly AwardWashington, D.C. (March 16, 2018)— Atlantic Media has selected four finalists for its 15th annual Michael Kelly Award . Atlantic Media Chairman David Bradley created the award to celebrate the life and career of Michael Kelly, a former editor of two Atlantic Media publications—The Atlantic and National Journal—who was killed in Iraq while covering the war in 2003. Selected from a highly competiti
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Signaling pathways to the nucleusResearchers have demonstrated how auxin, a hormone that controls many processes in plants, reaches its destination.
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Wandering greenhouse gasOn the seafloor of the shallow coastal regions north of Siberia, microorganisms produce methane when they break down plant remains. If this greenhouse gas finds its way into the water, it can also become trapped in the sea ice that forms in these coastal waters.
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Assaults spiked on Trump rally days during 2016 electionCities experienced 2.3 more assaults than average on days when hosting presidential campaign rallies for Donald Trump during the lead-up to the 2016 United States Presidential Election, according to a first of its kind study published today in Epidemiology by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Hillary Clinton rallies were not linked to any increase in
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Researchers advise the use of anesthesia in fetuses from 21 weeks of gestationAlthough the problem of whether fetuses are able to feel pain or not is still controversial, researchers in Spain have found that from the second trimester of pregnancy, the future baby already shows signs of pain when given a harmful stimulus or as a response to stress. The finding, the researchers argue, indicate the need to anesthetize the fetus during open fetal surgery.
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Climate change promotes the spread of mosquito and tick-borne virusesScientists find that global warming has allowed disease-bearing insects to proliferate, increasing exposure to viral infections.
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New methods find undiagnosed genetic diseases in electronic health recordsResearchers have found a way to search genetic data in electronic health records to identify undiagnosed genetic diseases in large populations so treatments can be tailored to the actual cause of the illness.
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Bacterial and host cell proteins interact to regulate Chlamydia's 'exit strategy'Interactions between Chlamydia trachomatis proteins and host cell proteins help determine whether the bacterium leaves an infected cell via breakdown of the cellular membrane (lysis) or in a membrane-bound package, according to new research.
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The Science of Sneakers: High-Tops vs. Low-TopsSports When it comes to reducing ankle injuries, high-tops aren't as important as you might think. 03/16/2018 Marcus Woo, Contributor https://www.insidescience.org/news/high-tops-low-tops
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The Death of Stalin Is a Wicked FarceHow does one satirize a political moment that seems long ago to have transcended satire? This was the dilemma faced by Armando Iannucci, the creator of HBO’s Veep and, before it, his still-more-acidic portrayals of U.K. politics, The Thick of It and In the Loop . But those were all pre-Trump (Iannucci left Veep in 2015), before the membrane between political comedy and political reality had been
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The Decemberists' Shiny, Happy Protest Album“Everything is awful” goes one of the many cheery sounding, morosely themed choruses from The Decemberists’ eighth album, I’ll Be Your Girl . Seventeen years into the Portland rock eccentrics’ career, Colin Meloy is writing more plainspoken lyrics than ever while his band accesses the joy of ’80s synthpop. Meloy’s signature nasal keen and fascination with folktales remains, but there’s a new help
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Footage of first polar bear cub born in UK in 25 yearsThe "confident and curious" cub was born at Highland Wildlife Park in Kincraig, Scotland.
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Adapt or dieIn the first of our Future of Work series, we look at how new tech could change our working lives.
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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 near-infrared lasers and other optoelectronic devices, according to scientists at Rice University and Tokyo Metropolitan University.
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Fish the primary source of nutrition in medieval Northern OstrobothniaResearchers investigated the diet of people buried in the Ii Hamina, Northern Finland, cemetery from the 15th to the 17th centuries by analysing isotopes in the bones of the deceased. Isotopes preserve information on the various nutrient sources used by humans during their lifetime. A study published in the Environmental Archaeology journal reveals that the dominant protein source was small fish,
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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. 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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Menomous Solenodon, last survivor of a branch of mammals that appeared at the time of the dinosaurs, sequencedAn article 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 whether the solenodon species
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Mystery of neutrino masses may be explained by dark matter forceDark matter and neutrinos are both cosmic loners – they don’t interact with much. But dark matter could give neutrinos their mass through a weak repellant force
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80 percent cut in liver metastasis by restricting the blood vessels supplying itThe International Journal of Cancer has just published the results of an experimental therapy tested on mice. The research, led by the Signaling Lab research group of the UPV/EHU's Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy and the Department of Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology of the University of Santiago de Compostela, achieved an 80 percent reduction in liver metastasis brought about
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The Predictable March of Corpse-Eating MicrobesWhen a forest is scorched by a fire, you can safely bet that grasses will be the first to regrow, followed by small bushes, and eventually trees. When a newborn baby is born, it will first be colonized by bacteria that can digest milk, followed by those that break down plant fibers. When a dead whale sinks to the ocean floor, it will first be consumed by writhing hagfish and scavenging sharks, th
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The Price French Bulldogs Pay for Being So CuteTheir health problems are a human creation.
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Trilobites: In Search of the Perfect Hair DyeA study by Northwestern researchers reports that a form of graphene can be used as a less harmful hair color.
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U.K.’s First Polar Bear Born in 25 Years to Get Star TreatmentThe cub, born in Scotland around Christmas, will be the subject of a documentary on Sunday.
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Blood, Rats and Anticoagulants: The Story of WarfarinThe history of Warfarin is a surprisingly bloody one. Find out how this anticoagulant drug went from cow-killer to life-saver in this Nature Video animation. This video was reproduced with... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Two better than one: Chemists advance sustainable battery technologyChemists 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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Anti-depressants are guesswork. What does that mean for those suffering from depression?In her enlightening new book, Blue Dreams, Lauren Slater covers the history of psychotropic drugs. Read More
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Soot transport contributes little to melting of some Antarctic glaciersAirborne soot produced by wildfires and fossil-fuel combustion and transported to the remote McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica contains levels of black carbon too low to contribute significantly to the melting of local glaciers, according to a new study by researchers supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
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Successful Aging & Your Brain at Marlene Meyerson JCC ManhattanAfter an inaugural, successful, and sold-out program last September, Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan partnered with the Dana Foundation once again to present Successful Aging & Your Brain (SA&YB) Tuesday evening—this time in celebration of Brain Awareness Week ! Speaker Matthew Fink, M.D., Neurologist-in-Chief at NewYork-Presbysterian and chairman, neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine, has particip
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TED Talks Daily (SD video)

What we can do about the culture of hate | Sally KohnWe're all against hate, right? We agree it's a problem -- their problem, not our problem, that is. But as Sally Kohn discovered, we all hate -- some of us in subtle ways, others in obvious ones. As she confronts a hard story from her own life, she shares ideas on how we can recognize, challenge and heal from hatred in our institutions and in ourselves.
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Facebook Lite for Android: A Hands-On LookFacebook Lite, a trimmer version of the mothership app, rolls out to the US, UK, Canada, and more on Friday.
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An Aerial Spectacle in the Wright Brothers' BackyardWith fighter jets, bombers, and other aircraft soaring through the skies, the Dayton Air Show draws more than 40,000 people each year.
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Popular Science

They don’t make baby poop like they did in 1926, that’s for sure. Here’s why scientists care.Health Our stool is a window into the health of our guts. It turns out, stool has a lot more power than we tend to think—and not just in terms of its pungent smell. Our poops can say a lot about our health, and that’s true from…
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Futurity.org

Watching baby brains get wrinkly could flag future disordersA new method could lead to diagnostic tools that precisely measure the third-trimester growth and folding patterns of a baby’s brain in 3D. The research could help to sound an early alarm on developmental disorders in premature infants that could affect them later in life. “We all have the same components, but our brain folds are like fingerprints: Everyone has a different pattern.” During the th
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Live Science

I Went to Space and Floated Above Earth Thanks to This Immersive HelmetA space helmet "theater" showed me an astronaut's view of Earth.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Black holes aren't totally black, and other insights from Stephen Hawking's groundbreaking workMathematical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking was best known for his work exploring the relationship between black holes and quantum physics. A black hole is the remnant of a dying supermassive star that's fallen into itself; these remnants contract to such a small size that gravity is so strong even light cannot escape from them. Black holes loom large in the popular imagination – school
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The Atlantic

Stephen Hawking Was Very Particular About His TeaAs a theoretical physicist who specializes in cosmology and gravitation, I naturally had many opportunities to interact with Stephen Hawking before his death. We attended the same physics conferences, where he was always rightfully celebrated as one of the world’s great scientists. He regularly visited the California Institute of Technology, where I work as a researcher. And, in perhaps my greate
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Scientists mimic neural tissueU.S. Army-funded researchers at Brandeis University have discovered a process for engineering next-generation soft materials with embedded chemical networks that mimic the behavior of neural tissue. The breakthrough material may lead to autonomous soft robotics, dual sensors and actuators for soft exoskeletons, or artificial skins.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

A sea turtle paradise in the land of lakes and volcanoesThere is little reason to wonder why Nicaragua is known as the land of lakes and volcanoes when you witness its dramatic volcanic landscape filled with vast forests, lagoons, lakes and pristine beaches. Located in the middle of the Americas, Nicaragua is home to a rich variety of plants and animals, and its beaches provide important nesting habitat for sea turtles.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Scientists mimic neural tissue in Army-funded researchUS Army-funded researchers at Brandeis University have discovered a process for engineering next-generation soft materials with embedded chemical networks that mimic the behavior of neural tissue. The breakthrough material may lead to autonomous soft robotics, dual sensors and actuators for soft exoskeletons, or artificial skins.
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EurekAlert! - Breaking News

Climate change promotes the spread of mosquito and tick-borne virusesScientists at the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, find that global warming has allowed disease-bearing insects to proliferate, increasing exposure to viral infections.
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Dana Foundation

2018 Brain Day at NYUPhoto: Heather McKellar New York University’s Brain Day at NYU Langone Health took place on Tuesday, March 13 th , as part of BraiNY and the Dana Foundation’s long-standing collaboration to celebrate Brain Awareness Week ! The event included a Brain Fair in the Farkas breezeway, where booths provided information on the brain, displayed models of brains to examine, and, of course, presented some r
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Fading wolf population to be restored at Lake Superior parkFederal officials have tentatively decided to transport 20-30 gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan over the next three years to replenish a population that has nearly died out because of inbreeding and disease.
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New on MIT Technology Review

A US city placed a moratorium on crypto mining
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Chalkboard computer teacher is international conference starA Ghanaian schoolteacher who used chalkboard drawings to teach computer science because his farming village had no laptops found himself the star of a global conference in Singapore.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

EU readies tax on US tech titansThe European Union will next week unveil plans for a digital tax on US tech giants like Facebook, Amazon and Google as transatlantic tensions flare over prospects of a trade war.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

US opposes taxes on big tech firmsThe United States said Friday it "firmly opposes" any new tax aimed at big technology firms, in a sharp challenge to a European proposal aimed at American digital titans.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

A media giant in the balance: AT&T antitrust trial kicks offOn Monday, AT&T squares off against the federal government in a trial that could shape how you get—and how much you pay for—streaming TV and movies.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

A group of friends is better protection against bullying than one best friendNew research from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) has found having a group of friends – rather than a best friend – could help to protect children's mental and emotional wellbeing in the face of bullying.
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Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories

Image: Tokyo from orbitThe Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the Japanese capital of Tokyo.
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