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Why is communication with physicians & and healthcare providers (clinictions as well as general staff) so difficult? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by David Chan, MD from UCLA, Stanford oncology fellowship, on Quora: People have an unrealistic
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin An artist’s rendering of the AI. SpaceFactory MARSHA habitat.AI. SpaceFactory This is part three of a three-part series on Martian infrastructure. You can read Part One on Martian communications infrastructure here and Part Two on resource development on Mars here. You’re an astronaut living and working
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Are addictions a byproduct of evolution, or do they serve a purpose? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Franklin Veaux, entrepreneur, on Quora: Addictions are a byproduct of chemical warfare. Plants evolved chemicals like caffeine, opioids, nicotine,
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BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) – From the safety of their research vessel, scientists are exploring one of Earth’s last frontiers – the sea floor – to discover more about valuable minerals vital in the manufacture of smartphones. FILE PHOTO: A bastnaesite mineral containing rare earth is pictured at a laboratory of Yasuhiro Kato, an associate professor
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Mosquito control is key to limit the spread of the potentially deadly Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV). Here Sarah MacGregor (C), owner of Dragon Mosquito Control, speaks to employee Andrea Frey while fellow employee Devin Hanington looks on, while spraying a swamp for mosquitoes. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images) Its acronym is appropriately EEE. Because, “eeeee”,
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As of this writing, flood waters continue to rise in many areas of North Carolina and points north and east due to the tremendous rainfall brought by (former) Hurricane Florence. Both North and South Carolina set records for the greatest precipitation associated with tropical systems. As Hurricane Florence approached the Carolina coast, forecasts called for
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What do most people misunderstand about Einstein’s Theory of Relativity? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Paul Mainwood, Doctorate in Philosophy of Physics, on Quora: Most people get the logic of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity entirely backwards.
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Our lifestyle and daily routine can impact significantly the environment. A 2016 study of pollutants in Great Britain showed, not surprisingly, traces of pesticides, derived from farming, and PAHs, polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons derived from burning fuel, in the groundwater. A cup of coffee. Image by Wikipedia/Julius Schorzman ,
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The Weather Channel’s incredible visualization powered by the Unreal EngineYouTube – The Weather Channel Hurricane Florence may have been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone as of 5 a.m. Tuesday, but the Carolinas are still reeling from one of the worst storms to hit the area in recent memory, with the death toll reaching 32, around
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HAWTHORNE, Calif. (Reuters) – SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space transportation company, on Monday named its first private passenger on a voyage around the moon as Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo. FILE PHOTO: Yusaku Maezawa, the chief executive of Zozo, which operates Japan’s popular fashion shopping site Zozotown
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This portrait of Goodricke was painted shortly before his death.James Scouler, 1785 September 17 marks the 254th birthday of astronomer John Goodricke, whose brief career laid the groundwork for much of what we know today about variable stars. Like far too many children of his era, Goodricke fell seriously ill as a young boy. We’ll
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HAWTHORNE, Calif. (Reuters) – SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space transportation company, on Monday named its first private passenger as Japanese businessman Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo. FILE PHOTO: Yusaku Maezawa, the chief executive of Zozo, which operates Japan’s popular fashion shopping site Zozotown and is officially called Start Today
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Container ships at dusk. Source: Getty A global corporation called Wärtsilä is pushing ”An Oceanic Awakening,” due in part to all the stuff people order online. The awakening is taking place around a SEA20 effort, which is calling on major port cities including New York, Singapore, Hamburg, Helsinki and Rotterdam to develop a digitalized marine ecosystem – or Smart Marine – by 2020. “This encompasses
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(Photo by Yu Chun Christopher Wong/S3studio/Getty Images) Apple and Amazon are both flirting with one trillion dollar valuation. Apple deserves it. Amazon doesn’t, at least not yet. A trillion dollars may sound too big a valuation for a single company. It is roughly 5% of the American GDP. That sounds scary for some investors who
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“If you don’t like the weather, just wait 15 minutes” – Anonymous Every afternoon, each of the National Weather Service (NWS) offices issues temperature forecasts for the next seven days. One of the products they issue for cities within their area of responsibility is called a Point Forecast Matrix (PFM). These are auto-generated forecasts from
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ALCANTARA SPACE CENTER, Brazil (Reuters) – Brazil is ready to launch small commercial rockets from its space base near the equator as soon as it agrees to safeguard U.S. technology that is dominant in the industry, the Brazilian Air Force officer managing the space program said on Friday. A view of Alcantara space center during
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One week old newborn, Credit: Getty Royalty Free Whooping cough, caused by the bacterium bordetella pertussis was a commonly seen infection prior to the 1950’s, after which widespread immunization helped to significantly reduce frequency of this disease.  Whooping cough (or pertussis) presents as a nasty cough, lasting up to three months, in adults.  But whooping cough
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A visualization created during the forecasting of Hurricane Harvey. “It is pretty close to reality,” Clint Dawson noted.Clint Dawson All hurricane forecasting models aren’t created equal, even when it comes to those used to model the same storm. The storm surge models used by the U.S. national government “tend to over-predict so people are scared and
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Non-Electric vehicles fill a parking lot in Rosemead, California, where two electric vehicle charging stations are offered. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images) ChargePoint wants to make it easier to find electric vehicle charging stations in North America and Europe. The charging technology company announced plans at the Global Action Climate Action Summit in San Francisco
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(Reuters) – Elon Musk’s space transportation company SpaceX said it has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the moon aboard its BFR launch vehicle. The top of a replica Crew Dragon spacecraft is show at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, U.S. August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo “Find out who’s flying and
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The anatomical reflection between humans and plants.MARY ANN DANIEL @UPSIDEDOWNCAKE When humans are attacked, sensory cells transmit signals through our nervous system, spitting out the neurotransmitter–glutamate. Glutamate stimulates our brain’s amygdala and hypothalamus. This triggers the stress hormone–adrenaline–that jolts us into fight or flight mode. Plants don’t have neurotransmitters. They don’t have nervous systems. The
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FURKA, Switzerland (Reuters) – A team of scientists has embarked on a four-year quest to discover what beyond water the world loses when glaciers melt. Hannes Peter of the Alpine and Polar Environment Research Center (Alpole) from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) collects microorganisms from a stream to extract their DNA to better
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REIMS, France (Reuters) – Usain Bolt sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives. The eight-times Olympic champion grinned as he experienced weightlessness in the modified plane normally used for scientific research, but on this occasion to showcase a
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As an expert within the field of meteorology, I have been fielding calls from media much of the day about Hurricane Florence. A recurring theme of my response has been how strange the storm is from a meteorological perspective. I have 3 degrees in meteorology from Florida State University, served as President of the American
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This photo provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, as it threatens the U.S. East Coast. Forecasters said Florence could become an extremely dangerous major hurricane sometime Monday and remain that way for days. (NASA via AP) Federal Emergency Management Agency head Brock Long said on
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A small stone flake marked with intersecting lines of red ochre pigment some 73,000 years ago that was found in a cave on South Africa’s southern coast represents what archaeologists on Wednesday called the oldest-known example of human drawing. A stone flake discovered in Blombos Cave with red ochre markings that archeologists
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PARIS (Reuters) – Usain Bolt on Wednesday sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in the back of an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives. Retired sprinter Usain Bolt, French astronaut Jean-Francois Clervoy, CEO of Novespace and French Interior designer Octave de Gaulle who designed a
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Infrared satellite imagery of a disheveled Tropical Storm Olivia approaching Hawaii on September 11, 2018.NOAA/NASA While the country’s focus remains on category four Hurricane Florence’s track toward the Carolinas, as well as a developing disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico, the United States’ 50th state is
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Hurricane Florence as it approaches the Carolinas.earth.nullschool.net As Hurricane Florence rapidly approaches the southeast, I’m left thinking of James Taylor’s famous lyrics “In my mind, I’m going to Carolina.” The category 4 Hurricane Florence brings with it 130 mph sustained winds and the potential for flooding rain. The hurricane currently sits about 950 miles east-southeast of
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