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Hurricane Damages Giant Radio Telescope—What You Need to Know

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After a tense 36 hours, scientists and ham radio operators have confirmed that the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico—arguably the world’s most iconic radio telescope, which has a dish stretching ...

Tool-wielding monkeys push local shellfish to edge of extinction

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HUMANS aren’t the only primate to have pushed their prey towards extinction. Monkeys have also over-exploited animals for food. Long-tailed macaques forage for shellfish on islands off Thailand, then crack ...

Behind New Obamacare Repeal Vote: ‘Furious’ G.O.P. Donors

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This was not what Republicans had envisioned. Preparing for the 2018 midterm elections, they had thought they were in a strong position to maintain or expand their majority. Democrats must ...

CRISPR used to peer into human embryos' first days

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Gene-edited human embryos have offered a glimpse into the earliest stages of development, while hinting at the role of a pivotal protein that guides embryo growth. The first-of-its-kind study stands ...

Preview Cassini's Grand Finale

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Will the Earth be destroyed this Saturday? Hint: No.

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Oh wow, is it time for the end of the world again? Apparently so. The latest in this incredibly long list of doomsday-prophecies-that-will-never-happen™ is that the Earth will somehow be ...

The Real Unknown of Climate Change: Our Behavior

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In their estimation, the most savage heat waves that we experience today will likely become routine in a matter of decades. The coastal inundation that has already begun will grow ...

Once Teased For Her Love Of Bugs, 8-Year-Old Co-Authors Scientific Paper

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Sophia Spencer, 8, loves bugs — especially grasshoppers. She's an expert on insects, and likes to give her littlest friends an occasional ride on her shoulder. That used to earn ...

Jellyfish caught snoozing give clues to origin of sleep

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The purpose and evolutionary origins of sleep are among the biggest mysteries in neuroscience. Every complex animal, from the humblest fruit fly to the largest blue whale, sleeps — yet ...

Our illusory sense of agency has a deeply important social purpose – Chris Frith

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I’m trying to concentrate on writing this piece, but my two grandchildren in the room next door have stopped making paper aeroplanes and started arguing. ‘You kicked me,’ yells Freya.

The G.O.P. Bill Forces States to Build Health Systems From Scratch. That’s Hard.

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The language of the bill provides them with a nearly unlimited range of policy options to use the money in the service of providing health care access, and no templates ...

Why we need to get better at critiquing diagnosis

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This piece is based on my talk to the UCL conference ‘The Role of Diagnosis in Clinical Psychology’. It was aimed at an audience of clinical psychologists but should be ...

Opinion

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Images from Officer Grossman’s body camera show how the encounter turned into a situation that rapidly escalated beyond Connor’s ability to make sense of what was happening to him. When ...

Flint’s lead-poisoned water had a ‘horrifyingly large’ effect on fetal deaths, study finds

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The fertility rate in Flint, Mich., dropped precipitously after the city decided to switch to lead-poisoned Flint River water in 2014, according to a new working paper. That decline was ...

Decolonising Science Reading List

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In the last couple of weeks, a lot of people have been asking me about what I’ve been reading as reference points for my commentary on the relationship between colonialism ...

50 years of stories

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Science stories usually catch the eye when there’s big news: the discovery of gravitational waves, the appearance of a new particle. But behind the blockbusters are the thousands of smaller ...

NASA's asteroid chaser swings by Earth on way to space rock

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NASA's asteroid-chasing spacecraft is swinging by Earth on Friday on its way to a space rock. Launched a year ago, Osiris-Rex was on track to pass within about 11,000 miles ...

Price’s private-jet travel breaks precedent

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In a sharp departure from his predecessors, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price last week took private jets on five separate flights for official business, at a cost of ...

Giant trilobite crashes Wisconsin corn field

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The cornucopia of corn mazes that comes with autumn typically draw on sports or pop culture.But one Wisconsin farmer has grown a uniquely science-themed crop; after being approached by geologists ...

Clues to Africa’s Mysterious Past Found in Ancient Skeletons

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Africa proved a bigger challenge. There were fewer skeletons in museums, and most searches for genetic material failed. The environment was partly to blame: DNA is more likely to survive ...

These jellyfish don’t have brains, but still somehow seem to sleep

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Ask a college student, infant, or anyone over the age of 23 if they like sleep, and they will likely tell you: sleep is good. But it turns out that ...

Tattoo Ink Nanoparticles Persist in Lymph Nodes

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Scientific Reports, at least one of these components can travel to the lymph nodes in the form of nanoparticles, posing potential risks to tattooed individuals. “We already knew that pigments ...

ASBMB Awards Grants to Hurricane Harvey Victims

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picked up the pieces following the devastating hurricane that struck Houston and the surrounding areas in August. According to Ben Corb, ASBMB public affairs director, the organization launched similar aid ...

Trump laments that warming-fueled super-hurricanes just keep coming

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“It’s just one after another” this hurricane season, President Donald Trump said Wednesday. Although Trump has denied the science linking hurricanes to climate change, he was unwittingly pointing out one ...

Scientists just discovered the first animal without a brain that sleeps

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It was well past midnight when Michael Abrams, Claire Bedrook and Ravi Nath crept into the Caltech lab where they were keeping their jellyfish. They didn't bother switching on the ...

Neandertals, like humans, may have had long childhoods

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Neandertals have long been seen as the James Deans of human evolution—they grew up fast, died young, and became legends. But now, a rare skeleton of a Neandertal child suggests ...

'To Donald Trump,' by Leland Melvin, former NASA Astronaut and NFL Player

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Leland Melvin is the astronaut in that fabulous NASA photo with his two dogs. He is an engineer and former NASA education leader, and the author of 'Chasing Space: An ...

Now we know how much glacial melting ‘watermelon snow’ can cause

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Gerard Ganey Microbes are pushing glacial snow into the red. An algae species that grows on glaciers gives the snow a crimson hue, which increases the amount of sunlight that ...

Five ways to get CRISPR into the body

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FreeImages.com | Kerem Yucel by Emily Mullin September 22, 2017 The gene-editing tool CRISPR has the potential to treat—and possibly cure—any number of diseases. But in order for CRISPR to ...

The last dance? Critically Endangered grebe’s mesmerising display filmed for first time

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Firstly, let us begin with the footage you all came to see: the mesmerising, headbanging, courtship display of the Hooded Grebe Podiceps gallardoi (Courtesy of Living Wild in South America): ...

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

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Even as machines known as “deep neural networks” have learned to converse, drive cars, beat video games and Go champions, dream, paint pictures and help make scientific discoveries, they have ...

GOP senators are rushing to pass Graham-Cassidy. We asked 9 to explain what it does.

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Republican senators are struggling to articulate why they are rushing to pass their last-ditch effort to repeal and replace Obamacare over the next 10 days before running into their September ...

A Major Biotech Company Has Been Hit With A Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

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Synthetic Genomics, a major biotech firm founded by human genome pioneer J. Craig Venter, has been hit by a gender discrimination lawsuit, after a former executive claimed that she and ...

Brain surgery revolution

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Media player Media playback is unsupported on your device Video A brain surgeon in the UK has started using 3D printed titanium plates to replace parts of patients' skulls. It's ...

Facebook’s Frankenstein Moment

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Facebook is fighting through a tangled morass of privacy, free-speech and moderation issues with governments all over the world. Congress is investigating reports that Russian operatives used targeted Facebook ads ...

Time Traveler by Merriam-Webster

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When was a word first used in print? You may be surprised! Enter a date below to see the words first recorded on that year. Learn more about First Known ...

Exercise can make cells healthier, promoting longer life, study finds

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Whether it's running, walking, cycling, swimming or rowing, it's been well-known since ancient times that doing some form of aerobic exercise is essential to good health and well-being. You can ...

Too few antibiotics in pipeline to tackle global drug-resistance crisis, WHO warns

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Too few antibiotics are in the pipeline to tackle the global crisis of drug resistance, which is responsible for the rise of almost untreatable infections around the world, the World ...

The Media Has A Probability Problem

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This is the 11th and final article in a series that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election, explores how Donald Trump won and why his chances were underrated ...

Read Science! Big Chicken Edition

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Why I No Longer Do Internet Harassment Talks

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A few years ago, I was doxxed by angry people on the internet. (I’m not going to rehash what happened. You’re reading this on a machine that has google.) After ...

Moral outrage in the digital age

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Moral outrage is an ancient emotion that is now widespread on digital media and online social networks. How might these new technologies change the expression of moral outrage and its ...

Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals Plans for Goop TV Show, Slams Haters: 'If You Want to F**k With Me, Bring Your A Game'

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Gwyneth Paltrow tells it like it is! In an interview with The Hollywood Reporteron Wednesday, the 44-year-old actress commented on criticism about her acting career and entrepreneurial endeavors, declaring that ...

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

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Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus - making ...

Storytelling flints and the original Oxen Ford: flood scheme archaeology begins

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THIS tiny piece of flint is barely an inch long, but it tells an incredible story. A stone flake reveals that 6,000 years ago, for just a few short minutes,

Five sneaky motivation killers to avoid in graduate school

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Motivation in the lab can be fleeting, even when you’re excited about your thesis project, the data is flowing, your labmates are supportive, and your principal investigator (PI) is your ...

NASA Should be Friendly to the Press. Lately, It's Not.

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When the science writer Shannon Stirone was working on a recent feature for Popular Science magazine about what happens when people die in space, she had a simple question for ...

Debates on whether science is broken don’t fit in tweets

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vedanti/pexels In the Twitterverse, science can stir up some vigorous debates. And they’re not all about the standard issues of climate change, vaccines and evolution. Some dueling tweets involve the ...

Secrets of butterfly wing patterns revealed by gene hacking

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Butterfly wings have been given make-overs by scientists who tweaked a “painting gene” to change their patterns and colours. The research has major implications for understanding how the so-called “rules ...

A company is reviving efforts to make a bionic eye brain implant for the blind

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Second Sight by Emily Mullin September 18, 2017 The maker of the world’s first commercial artificial retina, which provides partial sight to people with a certain form of blindness, is ...
 

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