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https://qz.com/979695/cannabis-may-help-aging-patients-with-dementia-based-on-a-new-animal-study/                       Written by   Ephrat Livni Smoking marijuana when you’re young can dull your brain. But when you’re old, it may have the opposite effect. That’s the conclusion of recent research studying the effects of cannabis on mice. Researchers from Bonn University in Germany and Hebrew University in Jerusalem treated aging... 
 
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This a enjoyable period of the yr. Not due to the fact just about anything consists of virtually transpired inside of the worldwide of baseball, still since opportunity writers during the land commence towards unveil how they rank the latest crop of tiny league potential customers moving into the period. Do Those people scores include any bearing upon specials demotions or assure or deny results at the weighty league place? Nope. Do they provide us a really feel of how the farm applications... 
 
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Monsanto Hires Internet Trolls to Cover Up Roundup’s Cancer Risk


By:  @johnrussell, 2 weeks ago
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  The Ring of Fire 11 May       Monsanto Hires Internet Trolls to Cover Up Roundup’s Cancer Risk http://www.ecowatch.com/monsanto-hires-internet-trolls-2401703407.html   By Josh Gay Internet trolls, paid for by  Monsanto , have been scouring the internet to hide the ugly truth about the herbicide  Roundup  and the  dangers of glyphosate , while the chemical giant worked with government regulators to declare the product safe... 
 
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This Nasty Medieval Remedy Kills MRSA


By:  @krishna, 2 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @krishna, 2 weeks ago

An ancient brew could lead to modern-day drugs to fight the superbug Why would scientists revive a thousand-year-old medical recipe for a foul-smelling concoction? They suspected it could have a very real benefit, and it turns out they were right. An Anglo-Saxon brew kills methicillin-resistant  Staphylococcus aureus , or MRSA,  scientists from the U.K. have announced . When microbiologist Freya Harrison chatted with Christina Lee, an Anglo-Saxon scholar, she was intrigued by... 
 
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University Says Up to 7K Bodies Are Buried on Campus


By:  @randy, 2 weeks ago
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  By Kate Seamons ,  Newser Staff Posted May 7, 2017 2:20 PM CDT   University of Mississippi Medical Center trying to decide what to do with them (Newser) – On some 20 acres of the 164-acre University of Mississippi Medical Center campus, there's something unexpected underfoot: bodies. The Clarion-Ledger reports there are as many as 7,000 bodies buried on the campus, and they likely belong to patients of the Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum, which in 1855... 
 
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5 Scientifically Supported Benefits of Prayer


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

According to a 2013 Pew Research Poll, over half of Americans pray every day. A 2012 poll found that over 75 percent of Americans believe that prayer is an important part of daily life. Other polls indicate that even some atheists and religiously unaffiliated individuals admit that they sometimes pray. Our species has probably been praying for as long as we have been able to contemplate our existence. And though we may never be able to establish evidence that a deity or  spiritual  force... 
 
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Great Pacific garbage patch


By:  @krishna, 4 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 4 weeks ago

  The  Great Pacific garbage patch , also described as the  Pacific trash vortex , is a  gyre  of  marine debris  particles in the central  North Pacific Ocean  discovered between 1985 and 1988. It is located roughly between  135°W  to  155°W  and  35°N  and  42°N . [1]  The patch extends over an indeterminate area of widely varying range depending on the degree of  plastic  concentration used to define the affected area. The patch is characterized by exceptionally high... 
 
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Wildflower 'super bloom' seen from space


By:  @randy, 4 weeks ago
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Go to the link. Watch the video. You will be amazed. I promise. http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-39671753/wildflower-super-bloom-seen-from-space  
 
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Scientists Discover Plastic-Eating Worm


By:  @krishna, 4 weeks ago
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Latest By:  @petey-coober, 4 weeks ago

Paolo Bombelli, who was the lead author on a paper published in Current Biology, was able to discover a caterpillar, known as a wax worm, that is able to eat through plastic. The worm, known officially as Galleria Mellonella, is often used as fish bait and is also considered as a pest by beekeepers, as it eats through beeswax. Bombelli, who is a bee keeper himself, was puzzled one day when he saw holes in plastic bags where he placed wax worms. At first Bombelli thought that... 
 
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Conjoined Twins Refuse to Be Separated Despite Doctor's Warnings


By:  @buzz-of-the-orient, 4 weeks ago
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Conjoined Twins Refuse to Be Separated Despite Doctor's Warnings People, April 22, 2017 When Carmen and Lupita Andrade were born, doctors said they only had three days to live. The conjoined twins, now 16, originally born in Mexico and now living in New Milford, Connecticut, defied those odds and lived far past doctors’ expectations. Health problems have emerged and placed the girls’ futures at risk, but they tell the Hartford Courant they don’t see the point in a surgery that... 
 
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Woman has Triplets by 'Superfoetation'


By:  @randy, 4 weeks ago
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What is superfoetation?   A British woman's revealed she fell pregnant with twins, then conceived while carrying them and gave birth to triplets. It's called superfoetation - when someone conceives then conceives again between two weeks and a month later. It's extremely rare in humans. This is only the sixth time it's happened in 100 years. Fertility expert Professor Simon Fishel says: "It ought not to happen, but it does." "The first case was reported in 1865 and... 
 
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March for Science: Rallies worldwide to protest against political interference


By:  @randy, one month ago
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Thousands of scientists have taken part in demonstrations around the world in protest against what they see as a global political assault on facts. The first-ever March for Science, which was timed to coincide with Earth Day, was aimed at promoting action to protect the environment. Organisers said it was a celebration of science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. The main event was held in Washington DC. The event's promoters said the march in... 
 
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US Navy redesigning its submarines to accommodate women


By:  @randy, one month ago
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2012, file photo, released by the U.S. Navy, Lt j.g. Marquette Leveque, left, and Lt. j.g. Kyle McFadden, both of the USS Wyoming, receive their pins to indicate that they're qualified to serve on submarines in a ceremony at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia. With women now serving on submarines, future subs are being built to specifically accommodate gender differences including height, reach and strength. The first vessel built with some of the new... 
 
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FEDOR Is a Gunslinging Robot That’s Just a Skin Suit Away From Westworld


By:  @randy, one month ago
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Author Dom Galeon Russia's FEDOR humanoid robot can now shoot guns, leading critics of artificial intelligence to express concerns over the potential danger it poses. The Russian government, however, was quick to point out that the exercise isn't meant to create a "Terminator." No Terminator, No SkyNet A number of experts have already warned  that artificial intelligence (AI)  could lead to the end of humanity . While these warnings haven’t entirely fallen on deaf ears,... 
 
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What's Your Eye Color? -- New Color Chart!


By:  @dowser, 3 years ago
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Latest By:  @community, one month ago

Everyone has to put their eye color on their driver's license. Which always leaves me in a quandary. My eyes are gray, green, and blue, depending on where you look. They look more gray when I wear a red shirt, blue when I wear a blue shirt, green when I wear green, and sort of a teal, when you wear that color. Then, I found this neat eye chart. The chart below shows a wide variety of eye colors, based on genetics. My father's eyes were definitely blue and my mother's eyes were definitely... 
 
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Statistical Significance Is Overrated


By:  @bob-nelson, one month ago
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I've walked into this trap a thousand times! The phenomenon is real , because it is "statistically significant". But the phenomenon  is of  zero impact! -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Original article by Noah Smith - Bloomberg View ------------------------------------- Ronald A. Fisher, one of the fathers of modern statistics, reportedly got on the nerves of many of his contemporaries. But if there’s a reason we... 
 
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This is what the earliest ancestor of birds and dinosaurs looked like


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Original article by Angela Chen - The Verge ------------------------------------- Teleocrater roamed the Earth before dinosaurs appeared The new species Teleocrater rhadinus hunting a cynodont, a close relative of mammals. Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia" (Buenos Aires, Argentina), artwork by Gabriel Lio Before there were dinosaurs, there was this creature: the 10-foot, long-necked Telocrater . For a study published today in... 
 
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A Genetic Oddity May Give Octopuses and Squids Their Smarts


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Original article  by Steph Yin - Trilobites (NYT) ------------------------------------- A California two-spot octopus. Scientists say coleoid cephalopods, a group encompassing octopuses, squid and cuttlefish, make much more extensive use of RNA editing than other marine and land animals. Credit Tom Kleindinst/Marine Biological Laboratory Coleoid cephalopods, a group encompassing octopuses, squid and cuttlefish, are the most intelligent invertebrates: Octopuses can... 
 
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Self-driving cars will only work when we accept autonomy is a myth


By:  @randy, one month ago
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Jack Stilgoe The ability of autonomous vehicles to navigate our cities is impressive. But their potential will only be realised when these cars are interdependent T he crash of an Uber Volvo in Tempe, Arizona has dragged a regulatory spotlight back onto self-driving cars. The Uber car, in driverless mode, ended up on its side after being shunted by a Honda that was turning left. Such incidents bring the hype surrounding automotive autonomy bouncing back to earth. But... 
 
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After Badger Buries Entire Cow Carcass, Scientists Go to the Tape


By:  @bob-nelson, 2 months ago
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Original article by Nicholas Bakalar - NYT Science ------------------------------------- A badger captured on a trap camera after it buried a cow carcass. Credit Biodiversity and Conservation Ecology Lab/University of Utah Scientists reviewing video from camera traps watched dumbfounded as a 16-pound badger worked four days to bury a 50-pound calf carcass. Badgers, carnivores native to the American West, are generally nocturnal and spend most of their time in... 
 
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Spoiler alert: Republican Scott Wagner is very wrong. By Michael McLaughlin   Scott Wagner State Sen. Scott Wagner may need a refresher science class.   A Republican state senator running for governor of Pennsylvania shared some unusual views this week about what’s causing climate change.  Scott Wagner told a Harrisburg audience on Tuesday that the body heat from the planet’s growing population might be responsible for rising... 
 
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I am an Arctic researcher. Donald Trump is deleting my citations


By:  @randy, 2 months ago
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Victoria Herrmann These politically motivated data deletions come at a time when the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the global average ‘In the waning days of 2016 we were warned: save the data.’ Photograph: Andrew Stewart / SpecialistStock A s an Arctic researcher, I’m used to gaps in data. Just over 1% of US Arctic waters have been surveyed to modern standards. In truth, some of the maps we use today haven’t been updated since the second world war. Navigating... 
 
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE THERANOS SAGA SO FAR


By:  @community, last year
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  In the beginning, Theranos was called Real-Time Cures. Corny? Sure. But Elizabeth Holmes was barely 19 when she came up with it, a Stanford dropout aspiring to upend personalized medicine. Besides changing its name, Theranos has come a long way: It’s raised hundreds of millions of dollars, signed deals with huge consumer health companies, received federal approval, and been the subject of glowing profiles in some of the world’s most prestigious publications. Theranos has... 
 
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Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to boost the brain to keep up with AI


By:  @community, 2 months ago
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Latest By:  @kavika, 2 months ago

Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk has a new company — yes, another one — focused on developing the capabilities of the brain through technological augmentation. Neuralink, the new venture, officially broke cover thanks to a Wall Street Journal article today, though it’s been known for some time that Musk was working on brain-computer interface tech as a means to help ensure humans can keep pace with the accelerating development of artificial intelligence. Musk at Code Conference last year... 
 
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UK schoolboy corrects Nasa data error


By:  @randy, 2 months 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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