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It’s not too much to say that the movement of peoples across borders has been a pressing political concern recently, both in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere. That conversation is so prevalent now that it’s easy to think of this conversation as inevitable, immutable. The idea of the “nation” is one that’s bounded –
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When you fall into a black hole or simply get very close to the event horizon, its size and scale appear much larger than the actual size. To an outside observer watching you fall in, your information would get encoded on the event horizon. What happens to that information as the black hole evaporates is
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin A cluster of octopuses (Mussoctopus robustus) in an unusual position near the Davidson Seamount: with their arms wrapped around themselves and their oral surfaces exposed.OctopusGarden3_Ocean Exploration Trust | NOAA Approximately 75 miles west of the Monterey, California exists the Davidson Seamount, an extinct volcano and one of
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CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – South African researchers say they have made bricks using human urine in a natural process involving colonies of bacteria, which could one day help reduce global warming emissions by finding a productive use for the ultimate waste product. Researchers Dr Dyllon Randall, Suzanne Lambert and Vukheta Mukhari stand with a bio-brick
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First light, on April 26, 2016, of the 4LGST. This is presently the most advanced adaptive optics system in use aboard a modern observatory, and helps astronomers produce, in many ways, superior-quality images to what even a space-based observatory like Hubble can obtain.ESO/F. Kamphues One of the most profoundly remarkable properties about our atmosphere is
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Neanderthal thorax (blue) compared with modern human thorax (grey)Gomez-Olivencia, A et al (2018) Nature Communications 9, Article number: 4387 (2018) Neanderthals were a species of archaic humans who lived in Eurasia sometime between 450,000 years ago and 45,000 years ago. We not only share a common ancestor with Neanderthals, but around 2% of the genomes
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A TuSimple autonomous semi-truck being tested in Tucson, Arizona.TuSimple Mention self-driving vehicles and people probably envision Waymo’s minivans or test models from General Motors’ Cruise or Uber, which have drawn the lion’s share of funding and media attention. But the impact of autonomous technology may be felt earlier in the vast and lucrative commercial trucking
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Accelerating particles in circles, bending them with magnets and colliding them with either high-energy particles or antiparticles, is one of the most powerful ways to probe for new physics in the Universe. To find what the LHC cannot, we must go to higher energies and/or higher precisions, which a bigger tunnel will absolutely deliver.CERN / FCC
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American photographer Brad Goldpaint has beaten thousands of amateur and professional stargazers around the world for the title of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018. Goldpaint’s image bagged the top prize in the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2018 competition of £10,000 and a place in a new exhibition
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A woman in cosplay with colored contact lenses looks into the camera at the Leipzig Book Fair in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Hendrik Schmidt/picture alliance via Getty Images) When Crystal Gale sang, “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,” she probably wasn’t referring to decorative contact lens. But in case you plan on wearing Halloween contact
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SEATTLE/ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk flew to the Seattle area in June for meetings with engineers leading a satellite launch project crucial to his space company’s growth. FILE PHOTO: SpaceX headquarters is shown in Hawthorne, California, U.S. September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Within hours of landing, Musk had fired
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The Soyuz rocket is launched with Expedition 57 Flight Engineer Nick Hague of NASA and Flight Engineer Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan October 11, 2018. NASA/Bill Ingalls/Handout via REUTERS MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Soyuz rocket launch failure this month was caused by a faulty sensor, Russian news agencies reported citing an
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This illustration made available by NASA shows the Kepler Space Telescope. As of October 2018, the planet-hunting spacecraft has been in space for nearly a decade. (NASA via AP) The Kepler Space Telescope has run out of fuel and ended its 9.5-year career, just days after astronomers announced possible evidence of a moon orbiting an
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Fine-art handler Tom Richardson poses with a jacket belonging to British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking ahead of an auction of items from Hawkings’ personal estate at Christie’s in London, Britain October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – From a copy of his PhD thesis to his wheelchair, items belonging to Stephen Hawking are headed
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What could be more terrifying than ‘ghosts,’ ‘sharks,’ and ‘the deep ocean’ during Halloween for some people? Not the movie but the little we know about ghost sharks who live in the deep, also known as chimaeras (in the Chimaeriformes order). This International Ghost Shark Day (October 30), scientists who study them want to introduce you
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Once again researchers have found evidence of the critical role quality sleep plays on our overall health. And addressing the common causes of excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) could have huge implications for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. From sleep apnea which, left untreated, can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, depression, diabetes and
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – People have been enjoying chocolate far longer than previously known, according to research published on Monday detailing the domestication and use of cacao beginning 5,300 years ago at an ancient settlement in the highlands of southeastern Ecuador. FILE PHOTO: An Ecuadorean farmer holds a cacao fruit in Las Naves, some 350 km
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Jeff Brantingham, anthropology professor at the University of California Los Angeles, displays a computer generated view of “predictive policing,” zones at the Los Angeles Police Department Unified Command Post (UCP) in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File) Recently, I’ve been reading about the effectiveness of predictive policing, which can be used to prevent crime and
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Artist’s impression. The Dawn spacecraft.Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA Dawn is riding off into the sunset. The NASA spacecraft—nearing the end of an eleven-year mission—is almost out of fuel. “We’re running on fumes,” says Marc Rayman of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Indeed, what’s left of
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin You are probably familiar with CERN, and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the largest science experiment in the world. A huge particle accelerator where protons are smashed into each other to produce other exotic particles in order to learn more about our cosmos. Now imagine, something
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Hungover, the new book by Canadian journalist Shaugnessy Bishop-Stall, is not a science book strictly speaking. But there’s something to be said for folk-science, especially when it comes to finding the best antidote to one of the oldest ailments ever to plague Homo sapiens: the hangover. Science Book ShelfJohn Farrell Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall serves up part travelogue
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STEM subjects, particularly physics and mathematics, are studied by far more men than women. Is there a problem with sexism within these subjects? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Kirsten Hacker, post-doc Accelerator Physics, on Quora: As
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CSICON2018, Richard Dawkins award for honorable and outstanding atheism presented to Stephen Fry on behalf of the Atheist Alliance of America; Incubator For Secular Activities.Brian Engler Comedian, writer, actor and activist Stephen Fry was honored last weekend at CSICON 2018 skeptics conference with the Richard Dawkins award for honorable and outstanding atheism. Dawkins himself presented
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