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UK schoolboy corrects Nasa data error


By:  @randy, 3 hours ago
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A British teenager has contacted scientists at Nasa to point out an error in a set of their own data. A-level student Miles Soloman found that radiation sensors on the International Space Station (ISS) were recording false data. The 17-year-old from Tapton school in Sheffield said it was "pretty cool" to email the space agency. The correction was said to be "appreciated" by Nasa, which invited him to help analyse the problem. "What we got given was a lot of spreadsheets,... 
 
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An Unexpected New Lung Function Has Been Found - They Make Blood


By:  @community, 13 hours ago
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Latest By:  @one-miscreant, 9 hours ago

  Researchers have discovered that the lungs play a far more complex role in mammalian bodies than we thought, with new evidence revealing that they don't just facilitate respiration - they also play a key role in blood production.  In experiments involving mice, the team found that they produce more than 10 million platelets (tiny blood cells) per hour, equating to the majority of platelets in the animals' circulation. This goes against the decades-long assumption that bone... 
 
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Silicon Valley Would Rather Cure Death Than Make Life Worth Living


By:  @community, 12 hours ago
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Latest By:  @cerenkov, 10 hours ago

SILICON VALLEY IS  coming for death. But it’s looking in the wrong place. After disrupting the way we love, communicate, travel, work, and even eat, technologists believe they can solve the ultimate problem. Perennially youthful Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced last year a $3 billion initiative to obliterate human disease. Among his many crusades, Paypal co-founder and Trump advisor Peter Thiel aims to end mortality. (“Basically, I’m against it,” he... 
 
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Steve Mnuchin has been compromised (by robots)


By:  @community, 12 hours ago
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Latest By:  @chuggy-says, 11 hours ago

Not to downplay the apparently imminent existential threat of global trade, but this time the call is coming from inside the house. Well, not the House, but the cabinet, where Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has apparently begun to execute the will of our nation’s omnipresent AI-powered shadow government, one willfully ignorant quote at a time. Today in an interview with  new-hip-Politico , Mnuchin dismissed concerns that automation might displace jobs for flesh and blood human... 
 
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Fentanyl Crisis: Columbus, Ohio Has One Fatal Overdose Per Day


By:  @randy, one week ago
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by Corky Siemaszko     The drug that killed Prince is slaying people at a rate of nearly one a day in Ohio's capital city. Fentanyl has already figured in 55 fatal drug overdoses in Columbus and surrounding Franklin County in January and February, the local coroner reported Friday. "The headline is that this is almost half the total number of fentanyl-related deaths we logged all of last year," Franklin County Coroner spokeswoman Tia Moretti told NBC News. And... 
 
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Now Blowing Up YouTube: Secret Nuclear Test Footage


By:  @randy, one week ago
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The films are being preserved by a weapons physicist before they decay       By Michael Harthorne ,  Newser Staff Posted Mar 15, 2017 4:27 PM CDT   (Newser) – The US government has about 10,000 films of the 221 atmospheric nuclear tests conducted between 1945 and 1962, covering the destructive power from all sorts of angles and distances, Business Insider reports. But until recently those films were literally rotting away in top-secret storage. Gregg... 
 
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Mysterious energy flashes may be aliens firing up interstellar spacecraft, Harvard scientists say By Robert Mendick, The Telegraph (Reported by National Post) March 11, 2017 Let's hope the aliens aren't the type to destroy the White House.   (Claudette Barius) Hold on to your lightsabers and brace yourself for hyperspace. A team from Harvard University suspects mysterious energy flashes detected in galaxies far, far away may be caused by a species of super-advanced aliens firing up... 
 
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Fewer heavy Americans are trying to lose weight, study finds


By:  @johnrussell, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @community, 3 weeks ago

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/87a17de0413d49dc8af4e75bf5424b73/fewer-heavy-americans-are-trying-lose-weight-study-finds Fewer heavy Americans are trying to lose weight, study finds By  LINDSEY TANNER   Mar. 7, 2017 11:12 AM EST       1 photo FILE - In this June 26, 2012, file photo, two women converse in New York. "Socially accepted normal...  Read more     CHICAGO (AP) — Fewer... 
 
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House Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement plan


By:  @randy, 3 weeks ago
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US House Republicans have unveiled a long-awaited plan to replace the signature health care law of former US President Barack Obama. The proposed legislation would repeal penalties for those who do not buy health insurance. It would also replace income-based subsidies to help with the cost of premiums with age-based tax credits. Democrats immediately criticised the plan, saying it would drive up the costs of health care. The Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, helped... 
 
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We Were Wrong About Not Feeding Peanuts to Infants


By:  @bob-nelson, 3 months ago
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Latest By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 3 weeks ago

Image: Donnie Ray Jones/Flickr For years, parents have been told to withhold peanut products from their children until the age of three. In a total flip-flop, the NIH has issued new guidelines recommending that babies be fed peanuts early in their lives to prevent the onset of dangerous allergies. It now appears that the peanut guidelines put out by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 2000 were a colossal mistake. At the time, parents were told to refrain... 
 
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18 Israeli firms rocking financial technology


By:  @krishna, 3 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @krishna, 3 weeks ago

There are more than 430 Israeli companies developing products for moving and protecting money in the digital age. ISRAEL21c takes a look at 18 making headlines Fintech is strong and growing in Israel. Tzido Sun/Shutterstock.com If it has been a long time since you’ve waited for a bank teller, called your stockbroker or mailed a check, you can thank financial technology (fintech). And much of that innovation in how we move and protect our money is coming from Israel. If it... 
 
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Scientists Discover 60 New Planets, Some Similar To Earth


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, one month ago
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Scientists Discover 60 New Planets, Some Similar To Earth By Samantha Karas, International Business Times, February 14, 2017 Are Aliens Real? Scientists Discover 60 New Planets And Some Can Support Life Mankind is one step closer to possibly discovering life outside Earth. A group of astronomers have discovered 60 new extrasolar planets near the Solar System, with some of them having the likelihood to sustain life, the Independent reported Tuesday. One planet – Gliese 411-b –... 
 
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Seven Earth-sized exoplanets discovered: what does the Nasa announcement about the TRAPPIST-1 solar system all mean? By Chiara Palazzo, The Telegraph (Technology), 23 February 2017 Turns out it wasn’t just dust on the telescope lens, Nasa astronomers have spotted seven Earth-size planets around a nearby star, some or all of which could harbour water and possibly life, so Google has marked the Earth-shattering discovery with a Doodle.  An artist's concept of the TRAPPIST-1 System... 
 
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Kidney Donors Online


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Kidney Donor List


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Kidney Donor Match


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Kidney Transplant Donor


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Kidney Donor


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Biologists find weird cave life that may be 50,000 years old


By:  @randy, one month ago
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    By SETH BORENSTEIN From Associated Press February 17, 2017 9:00 PM EST BOSTON (AP) — In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it is called both Fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old. The bizarre and ancient microbes were found dormant in caves in Naica, Mexico, and were able to exist by living on minerals such as iron and manganese, said Penelope Boston, head of NASA's Astrobiology... 
 
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Pollution Has Worked Its Way Down To The World's Deepest Waters


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The Mariana Trench in the northern Pacific is the deepest part of the world's oceans. You might think a place that remote would be untouched by human activity. But the Mariana Trench is polluted. At its deepest — about 7 miles down — the water in the trench is near freezing. The pressure would crush a human like a bug. Scientists have only recently explored it. Among them is biologist Alan Jamieson of Newcastle University in England. His team dropped what they call a mechanical... 
 
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"If robots will do everything, what will humans do?"​ Why AI rhetoric deeply worries me. By Swati Jena, Published on   February 4, 2017  Featured in:   India ,   India Tech And Startups ,   Technol Driverless cars, nanobots to check your health metrics remotely, Artificial Intelligence making jobs redundant and what not. That's all great news.   But here's what worries me. Like "If robots will do everything, what will humans do?"​ Why AI... 
 
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Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice


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Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice By  Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor  | January 26, 2012   There's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy. The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. These findings point to a vicious cycle, according to lead researcher Gordon... 
 
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U.S. health care needs a wakeup call from India


By:  @hal-a-lujah, 2 months ago
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Latest By:  @hal-a-lujah, 2 months ago

  Source   In Bangalore, India, heart surgeons perform daily state-of-the-art heart surgery on adults and children at an average cost of $1,800. For the record, that’s about 2% of the $90,000 that the average heart surgery costs in the United States. And when it comes to the quality of the heart surgery, the patient outcomes are among the best in the world.   I visited India during Thanksgiving week to meet with Dr. Devi Shetty. He’s the heart surgeon who served as... 
 
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Advance in high-pressure physics


By:  @community, 2 months ago
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Latest By:  @hal-a-lujah, 2 months ago

[jrEmbed module="jrYouTube" youtube_id="1qitm5fteL0"] N early a century after it was theorized, Harvard scientists report they have succeeded in creating the rarest material on the planet, which could eventually develop into one of its most valuable. Thomas D. Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences Isaac Silvera and postdoctoral fellow Ranga Dias have long sought the material, called atomic metallic hydrogen. In addition to helping scientists answer some fundamental questions about... 
 
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