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'You'll never work again': women tell how sexual harassment broke their careers

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As women come forward with accusations of sexual harassment in politics, media, entertainment and other fields, following the flood of allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, it is striking how ...

Join the Battle for Net Neutrality

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Cable companies are famous for high prices and poor service. Several rank as the most hated companies in America. Now, they're attacking the Internet–their one competitor and our only refuge–with ...

How a DNA revolution has decoded the origins of our humanity

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Scientists made a remarkable discovery at Trou Al’Wesse in Belgium earlier this year. Inside a cave that overlooks the Hoyoux river they found clear evidence it had been occupied by ...

"A Difference That Makes a Difference"

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The question is, how does the Shannon-Weaver sense of information ground or fit with the understanding of information we talk about when we talk about disinformation, or being misinformed, or ...

These may be the world’s first images of dogs—and they’re wearing leashes

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Carved into a sandstone cliff on the edge of a bygone river in the Arabian Desert, a hunter draws his bow for the kill. He is accompanied by 13 dogs,

No, there hasn’t been a human 'head transplant', and there may never be

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In February 2015, Sergio Canavero appeared in this very publication claiming a live human head will be successfully transplanted onto a donor human body within two years. He’s popped up ...

When oxygen disappeared, early marine animals really started evolving

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Animals need oxygen to survive, but a relative lack of oxygen in Earth’s ancient oceans helped early marine creatures evolve, a new study claims. Indeed, the “Cambrian explosion”—the burst of ...

200 universities just launched 600 free online courses. Here’s the full list.

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If you haven’t heard, universities around the world offering their courses online for free (or at least partially free). These courses are collectively called as MOOCs or Massive Open Online ...

Study casts doubt on whether adult brain’s memory-forming region makes new cells

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Thomas Deerinck, NCMIR/Science Source In stark contrast to earlier findings, adults do not produce new nerve cells in a brain area important to memory and navigation, scientists conclude after scrutinizing ...

Cholera pandemics are fueled by globe-trotting bacterial strains

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Guillermo Arias/Associated Press Cholera strains behind worldwide outbreaks of the deadly disease over the last five decades are jet-setters rather than homebodies. It had been proposed that these cholera epidemics ...

The Fight Against The Plastic Pollution You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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Our oceans are under siege. Plastic forks, disintegrating shopping bags, fragmented blocks of Styrofoam and a seemingly endless amount of drinking bottles are just a few examples of the debris ...

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Republicans in the House of Representatives have just passed a tax bill that would devastate graduate research in the United States. Hidden in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is ...

Ancient Shipwrecks Discovered in Alexandria’s Harbor

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ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT—Ahram Online reports that three Roman shipwrecks and an ancient Egyptian barque dedicated to Osiris were discovered in ancient Alexandria’s eastern harbor in the Mediterranean Sea. Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general ...

FCC votes to limit program funding internet access for low income communities

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Las Vegas Donald Trump North Korea By Ali Breland - Don't miss a brief. Sign up for our daily email. The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC ...

Why did the Road Cross the San Andreas Fault? 15 Years of Geologic Change (an Update)

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I've been leading geology field studies trips to lots of places in the American West for 29 years and started to take digital pictures in 2001. I sometimes struggle to ...

GM banana shows promise against deadly fungus strain

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A field trial in Australia has shown that genetically modified banana trees can resist the deadly fungus that causes Panama disease, which has devastated banana crops in Asia, Africa, and ...

A new law gives Air Force some wiggle room in picking its new rockets

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On Monday, US aerospace companies submitted their final bids to capture some of the $1.2 billion on offer from the Air Force over the next five years to develop new ...

The Uncounted

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Late on the evening of Sept. 20, 2015, Basim Razzo sat in the study of his home on the eastern side of Mosul, his face lit up by a computer ...

These spiders may have the world’s fastest body clocks

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Samovary/Wikimedia Commons WASHINGTON, D.C. — If it takes you a while to recover from a few lost hours of sleep, be grateful you aren’t an orb weaver.Three orb-weaving spiders — ...

What's new, Atlas?

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What have you been up to lately, Atlas?

Resistance to changes in grammar is futile say researchers

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When it comes to changes in language, there’s no point crying over spilt milk: researchers charting fluctuations in English grammar say the rise of certain words, such as spilled, is ...

Government analysis shows House tax bill would increase the cost of college by $71 billion over a decade

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The repeal and revision of higher-education tax benefits in the bill passed Thursday by the House would cost students and families more than $71 billion over the next decade, according ...

There's a Digital Media Crash. But No One Will Say It

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By Published November 17, 2017 Views Yesterday I appeared on a panel about digital publishers who are ‘pivoting to video’. I’ve written about this before. But in case you’re new ...

My Vagina Is Terrific. Your Opinion About It Is Not.

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But it was the Vicks VapoRub that put me over the edge. Around the internet I am known as the gynecologist who debunks unnecessary and often harmful vaginal trends. Vaginal ...

Billions or bust: New genetic clues to the extinction of the passenger pigeon

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Martha, the last of her kind, resides in a glass case at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, perched on a thin branch. She's a passenger pigeon, Ectopistes migratorius,

Technology from 'Harry Potter' movies brings magic of brain into focus

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The same techniques that generate images of smoke, clouds and fantastic beasts in movies can render neurons and brain structures in fine-grained detail. Two projects presented yesterday at the 2017 ...

The House Just Voted to Bankrupt Graduate Students

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Advertisement OpinionRepublicans in the House of Representatives have just passed a tax bill that would devastate graduate research in the United States. Hidden in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ...

Brain training game linked to lower dementia risk a decade later

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Could a computer brain-training program be the first effective tool for preventing dementia? The results from a decade-long study of over a thousand people suggests it might be. Approximately 47 ...

Judiciary panel requests more info on Kushner

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Kushner has denied any allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia The committee wants information about his communication with other campaign officials and his security clearance Washington (CNN)Senate Judiciary ...

Letter regarding federal tax proposals and the MIT community

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The following email was sent today to the MIT community by President L. Rafael Reif. To the members of the MIT community: The tax legislation now pending in Congress contains ...

Microbiome Bioinformatics with QIIME 2 workshop, Feb 22-23 2018, Bethesda, MD

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Members of the QIIME development group, led by Greg Caporaso, will teach a two-day workshop on bioinformatics tools for microbial ecology. The workshop will include lectures covering basic QIIME 2 ...

World's first human head transplant is successfully carried out

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The world's first human head transplant has been carried out on a corpse in China in an 18-hour operation that showed it was possible to successfully reconnect the spine, nerves ...

China Opens World’s Coolest Library With 1.2 Million Books, And Its Interior Will Take Your Breath Away

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Nobody likes to be watched while they’re trying to read a book, but we’re willing to make an exception if it means getting to visit this stunning new library in ...

Amish gene can make them live 10 years longer and avoid diabetes

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A gene variant that arose decades ago in an Amish group seems to be enough to make people live ten years longer, as well as making them less likely to ...

Slaughterbots

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Crews cleaning up Keystone Pipeline leak in Marshall County

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Brian Walsh with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources tells KSFY News they were alerted to the leak at 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning by TransCanada. The leak was in ...

TES talks to…language difficulties expert Dorothy Bishop

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Joseph Lee The University of Oxford academic tells Joseph Lee that a change in the way her life’s work on language difficulties is being defined and communicated could lead to ...

Orcas vs great white sharks: in a battle of the apex predators who wins?

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The great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias, is considered the most voracious apex predator in temperate marine ecosystems worldwide, playing a key role in controlling ecosystem dynamics. As a result, it ...

The firm that can 3D print human body parts

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Erik Gatenholm grins widely as he presses the start button on a 3D printer, instructing it to print a life-size human nose. It sparks a frenzied 30-minute burst of energy ...

Winners of the 2017 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Awards

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Stories on the social value of aging female killer whales, a frantic meteor hunt in the Australian Outback and the unusual brain of the world’s greatest solo climber are among ...

Area Man Considers Self Ally To Women Unless They Threaten His Status In Literally Any Way

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PHILADELPHIA—Calling himself a “staunch supporter” of issues ranging from equal pay to reproductive rights, area man Brian MacKinnon told reporters Monday he considers himself an ally to women unless they ...

Thousands of scientists issue bleak ‘second notice’ to humanity

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In late 1992, 1,700 scientists from around the world issued a dire “warning to humanity.” They said humans had pushed Earth's ecosystems to their breaking point and were well on ...

Progress in AI seems like it’s accelerating, but here’s why it could be plateauing

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Adam Detour by James Somers September 29, 2017 I’m standing in what is soon to be the center of the world, or is perhaps just a very large room on ...

Porpoises twist laws of physics to aim their focused sonar beams

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PORPOISES have the combination of acoustic controls built into their heads to thank for their ability to focus a directed beam of sonar on prey. The bone, air and tissues ...

Peak Gender Gap: Women at the Top of Science Agencies

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This story didn’t get off to a very good start. It turns out, it’s not easy to dig out online who’s been who at the peak of major science agencies.

Alabama Local News, Breaking News, Sports & Weather

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Richest 1% own half the world's wealth, study finds

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The globe’s richest 1% own half the world’s wealth, according to a new report highlighting the growing gap between the super-rich and everyone else. The world’s richest people have seen ...

Shifting presence of North Atlantic right whales tracked with passive acoustics

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A new study confirms what marine mammal researchers have suspected for a while: right whales use nearly the entire eastern seaboard during the winter, and they move around a lot ...

A familiar-looking messenger from another solar system

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The visit of the interstellar interloper 1I/2017 U1, recently spotted streaking through the solar system, gives the people of Earth their first chance to study up close an object from ...
 

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