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FILE PHOTO: European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, December 12, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers agreed on Monday to support a proposal on rules governing which financial products can be called “green” and “sustainable” after EU member states rejected a deal on it last week.
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Staring at screens right before sleep turns out to be a lot worse than previously thought. Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, lays out all of the negative effects bedtime screen viewing can have on the brain and body. —————————————-­———- Follow BI Video on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1oS68Zs Follow BI
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Malaysia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It is full of lush terrain and a variety of natural wonders that aren’t like anywhere else. Whether you’re looking for natural beauty or eager to explore the culture of the area, Malaysia has something for everyone. Natural Beauty is Everywhere in Malaysia Are
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Building blocks: artist’s impression of antibodies binding to antigen-conjugated DNA tiles to induce the assembly of tubular nanoscale structures. (Courtesy: Ella Marushchenko) Nanostructures composed of DNA building blocks can be made to self-assemble and disassemble in response to certain environmental conditions. The new technique has been developed by Francesco Ricci and colleagues at the University
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50 years ago, we tested the capabilities of our Moon landing spacecraft in Earth’s orbit. Commander James McDivitt, Command Module Pilot David Scott and Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart performed systems checks and gathered data. The Lunar Module and the Command Module separated by nearly 100 miles and an engine burn check brought them back
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Bomb suits deflect projectiles that come from an exploded device. They also decrease the pressure of the blast wave. Stream Full Episodes of How to Build…Everything: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-to-build-everything/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel Follow us on Twitter: Tweets by ScienceChannel Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ScienceChannel/
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Frank Close, Trinity: The Treachery and Pursuit of the Most Dangerous Spy in History (Allen Lane, 2019) reviewed by Ann Finkbeiner. Angela Saini, Superior (Beacon, 2019) reviewed by Robin Nelson. Glass eyes of a type used in the twentieth century for ‘racial’ classification.Credit: David Harrison Daniel Kennefick, No Shadow of a Doubt (Princeton, 2019) reviewed
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Cisco today announced that it has acquired Exablaze, an Australia-based company that designs and builds advanced networking gear based on field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The company focuses on solutions for businesses that need ultra-low latency networking, with a special emphasis on high-frequency trading. Cisco plans to integrate Exablaze’s technology into its own product portfolio.
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A turtle can’t crawl out of its shell. In fact, the shell is actually part of a turtle’s skeleton, as much of our ribcage is of ours. But if you could peer inside a shell, you’d find some of the most unusual features in the animal kingdom, such as a butt — err, cloaca —
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Taken from the December 2019 issue of Physics World. Members of the Institute of Physics can enjoy the full issue via the Physics World app. Havovy Cama is the global purchasing skills-development and training manager at Cummins, where she develops online e-learning resources for purchasing professionals What sparked your initial interest in physics? I remember
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This version features a chocolate truffle base under a layer of marble cheesecake. The decoration on the top is known as a napoleon design. #HowItsMade Mondays 9/8c on Science http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. http://bit.ly/SCI2YT Download the TestTube app: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq
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As an amphibian biologist, I’m particularly obsessed with frogs, which are important in ecosystems because they eat insects and are themselves eaten by birds and reptiles. But frogs are vulnerable: 40% of amphibian species worldwide are at risk of extinction. We’ve already lost at least four frog species in Australia. By going into the field
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Credit: Sylvain Cherkaoui/Reuters Fish are a source of micronutrients that help to prevent nutrient-deficiency diseases. For 43 countries, Hicks et al. mapped the relationship between the fish-derived nutrients available from fisheries’ catches and the prevalence of such diseases. Their data demonstrate that catches in some developing countries should be enough to meet the key micronutrient
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WASHINGTON — Isar Aerospace, a German startup developing a small launch vehicle, has raised $17 million in a Series A round led by Airbus Ventures and Earlybird Venture Capital.  Munich-based Isar Aerospace is developing Spectrum, a two-stage, liquid-fueled rocket designed to launch 1,000 kilograms to low Earth orbit.  One of the company’s advisers and investors
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Come summertime, fruit flies arrive in droves. They’re drawn in by the smell of fruit — and by the fungi and other microorganisms that produce rot. Once they land on apples, bananas, and whatever else they can find, they lay hundreds of eggs that hatch into hundreds of maggots, which then pupate into flies. So
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With the Physics World 2019 Breakthrough of the Year announced on 12 December, Physics World journalists look back at the past decade of winners and explore how research in that field has moved on. Here Hamish Johnston reflects on the 2018 breakthrough award to Pablo Jarillo-Herrero of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US and colleagues for making the discovery
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The Curiosity rover has discovered ancient organic molecules on Mars, embedded within sedimentary rocks that are billions of years old. News Release: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-finds-ancient-organic-material-mysterious-methane-on-mars Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Dan Gallagher Graphics from the NASA-TV broadcast of this discovery are available at: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12967 Music provided by Killer Tracks: “Crystalline” by Enrico Cacace & Manuel Bandettini, “Based
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Boris Johnson remains UK prime minister after the Conservative party wins the election with a substantial majority.Credit: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg/Getty The United Kingdom is now firmly on the path towards leaving the European Union, after the Conservative party won a majority of 79 seats in yesterday’s general election — a result that has major implications for
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Finally Taking Major Steps to Rein in Space Debris When Intelsat became a founding member of the Space Data Association (SDA) 10 years ago, we and other leading satellite operators were perhaps a bit naïve in thinking that by working together, we could have a major impact on the accumulation of orbital space debris. Indeed,
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How many kids can you have? Moulay Ismail set the record with at least 1171 children. But it’s different for men and women. Having children for women takes about a year, if you count the pregnancy and recovery time. For men, there is less time and resource investment, so they can have many more children.
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Taken from the December 2019 issue of Physics World. Members of the Institute of Physics can enjoy the full issue via the Physics World app. Jude Dineley catches up with three early-career scientists whose work outside the lab is helping improve the academic environment for others Extracurricular: (From left) Leïla Haegel, Jana Lasser and Salma
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WASHINGTON — NASA announced Dec. 12 that it has selected the site on a near Earth asteroid where a spacecraft will touch down and collect samples, a task that has become more difficult than mission planners originally expected. NASA said that its Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security – Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx, spacecraft will
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After grappling with the rugged reality of asteroid Bennu’s surface, the US space agency has finally selected a sample collection site on asteroid Bennu. The OSIRIS-Rex mission team selected the site designated “Nightingale” – located in a crater high in Bennu’s northern hemisphere. Since its arrival in December 2018, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has mapped the
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NIH director Francis Collins has faced criticism for not moving faster to strengthen his agency’s policies on harassment.Credit: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Nearly 40% of women trainees polled by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) between January and March 2019 reported being sexually harassment at work. Those are the results of a staff survey delivered
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As the holiday slowdown looms, the final U.S.-listed technology IPOs have come in and begun to trade. Three tech, tech-ish or venture-backed companies went public this week: Bill.com, Sprout Social and EHang. Let’s quickly review how each has performed thus far. These are, bear in mind, the last IPOs of the year that we care
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SpaceNews announced the winners of its third annual SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation at a Dec. 10 awards luncheon in Washington. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and U.S. Air Force Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, commanders of U.S. Space Command and Air Force Space Command, were in attendance to accept government leader of the year awards.
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Whales are the largest living animals that have ever existed on this Earth. A blue whale can grow to a whopping 110 feet in length, outweighing even the dinosaurs. But curiously their story begins from rather humble beginnings. Here is the story of how whales became the giants of the sea. —————————————————– Science Insider tells
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Electroporation enables minimally invasive extraction of RNA and proteins critical to characterizing tissue. (Courtesy: iStock/Christoph Burgstedt) Biopsy: an examination of tissue removed from a living body to discover the presence, cause or extent of a disease. This clinical definition obscures much of a patient’s experience during and after a biopsy. Local tissue injury, bleeding, inflammation,
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