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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin What’s there to learn at the end of the alley? Only one way to find out. Free for commercial use (via Pixabay) Blind alleys get a bad rap. You’ve been working hard. Maybe for months or even years on what you think is the right direction.
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It’s more than passing strange that in an age of so much scientific and medical progress so many people remain in the dark about the science of their own private parts. That this can be a cause of embarrassment is one of the least of the harmful consequences of such ignorance. As Dr. Jen Gunter
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A new calculator developed by a team from The Cleveland Clinic can help calculate the risk of … [+] different cardiovascular outcomes when you opt for bariatric surgery versus non-surgical care under different circumstances. Photographer: Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg © 2014 Bloomberg Finance LP It’s not clear when you can say, “there’s an app for that,” because
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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (Reuters) – NASA, most prominent for its many Florida-launched exploits into space, showcased an early version of its first all-electric experimental aircraft, the X-57 “Maxwell,” on Friday at its lesser-known aeronautics lab in the California desert. Adapted from a Italian-made Tecnam P2006T twin-engine propeller plane, the X-57 has been under
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Parrots throw perfectly good food onto the floor because that’s what parrots do, according to a new study A wild blue-headed macaw (Primolius couloni) prepares to waste a fruit in the Amazonian region in … [+] Perú. (Credit: José Tella) José Tella If you live with parrots, like me, then you spend a significant amount
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As NASA plans to return humans to the Moon in 2024, scientists opened an untouched rock and soil sample from the Moon returned to Earth as part of the the US space agency’s final mission of the Apollo programme. The sample, opened on Tuesday, was collected on the Moon by Apollo 17 astronauts Gene Cernan
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Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner’s four launch abort engines and several orbital maneuvering and attitude … [+] control thrusters ignite in the company’s Pad Abort Test, pushing the spacecraft away from the test stand with a combined 160,000 pounds of thrust, from Launch Complex 32 on White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Photo Credit: NASA Early
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Walmart and Tesla have settled a lawsuit filed by the retail giant alleging that Tesla installed rooftop solar panels that caught fire. Lawyers for both sides filed documents in New York Supreme Court discontinuing the legal action. The companies say in a joint statement that both sides have resolved issues raised by Walmart in the
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IBM weighed in Tuesday on the policy debate over facial recognition technology, arguing against an outright ban but calling for “precision regulation” to protect privacy and civil liberties. In a white paper posted on its website, the US computing giant said policymakers should understand that “not all technology lumped under the umbrella of ‘facial recognition’
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin TOPSHOT – Festival co-director, Dominique Rovini (L) and Anne-Claire Adet pose facing a 7 meter high … [+] inflated sculpture in the shape of a clitoris at the entrance of the Saint-Gervais theater at the opening of the 14th edition of “Les Creatives” a dance, theater
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Our entire cosmic history is theoretically well-understood, but only because we understand the… [+] theory of gravitation that underlies it, and because we know the Universe’s present expansion rate and energy composition. Light will always continue to propagate through this expanding Universe, and we will continue to receive that light arbitrarily far into the future,
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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A satellite mission to measure global methane emissions from oil and gas facilities will be based in New Zealand, the government said on Wednesday, in a collaboration with a U.S. environmental group. The MethaneSAT, due to be launched in 2022, is designed to locate and measure methane from human sources worldwide, and
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US government funding in artificial intelligence has fallen short and the country needs to invest in research, train an AI-ready workforce and apply the technology to national security missions, a government-commissioned panel led by Google’s former CEO said in an interim report on Monday. The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI), created by Congress last
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UK nonprofit Ethical Consumer recently published shopping guide for smartphones, laptops, and desktops. Its researchers considered factors like: the presence of conflict minerals (tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold) in electronic components the use of toxic chemicals (polyvinyl chloride, brominated flame retardants, and phthalates), which harm workers and communities around e-waste dumps the planned obsolescence and
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Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan (right) attend the 8th Annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony at … [+] NASA on November 03, 2019 in Mountain View, California. ( Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images Some of the top scientists who accepted Breakthrough Prize awards for their work in physics and biology used the nationally broadcast ceremony to
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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will do everything to demonstrate soft landing of its satellite on Moon, its Chairman K. Sivan said here on Saturday, nearly two months after such an attempt of Chandrayaan-2 failed. Sivan, who had become emotional after the Chandrayaan-2 landing failed on September 7, said that ISRO is working on
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The journey of NASA’s dauntless Voyager 2 spacecraft through our solar system’s farthest reaches has given scientists new insight into a poorly understood distant frontier: the unexpectedly distinct boundary marking where the sun’s energetic influence ends and interstellar space begins. FILE PHOTO: NASA’s Voyager spacecraft in space is shown in this artist’s
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The vehicle lifted off from the desert this morning. Boeing/NASA TV Boeing has performed a “successful” pad abort test of its Starliner crew capsule, a key step towards launching humans into space in 2020 – although the vehicle experienced a problem with its parachutes during the test. At 9.15 A.M. Eastern Time today, Monday, November
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According to Cal Tech physicist Sean Carroll in his excellent new book, Something Deeply Hidden, so far, quantum mechanics has worked precisely because scientists have been forced, to just ‘shut up and calculate’, even though the underlying philosophy of the whole field requires making a special allowance for the human beings who conduct physical measurements.
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NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 28:  Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Galactic, poses for photographs … [+] before ringing a ceremonial bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to promote the first day of trading of Virgin Galactic Holdings shares on October 28, 2019 in New York City. Virgin Galactic
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China launched a new high-resolution remote sensing satellite capable of providing stereoscopic imagery on Sunday, state-run media said, marking another important step as Beijing seeks to reduce reliance on foreign technology in topographic mapping. A rocket lifted off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in northern China at 11:22 a.m. local time,
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Migrating without papers can be dangerous. In the last five years, around 19,000 people have died while attempting to reach Europe – almost all of them on the Mediterranean Sea crossing. According to the Missing Migrants Project of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), migrants’ deaths in Europe in 2019 have been mainly caused by
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People wearing zombie make up attend the Belgrade Zombie Walk in Belgrade, Serbia, Saturday, Oct. … [+] 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) ASSOCIATED PRESS Welcome back to 2019’s Halloween Horror Double Feature. In a classic episode of The Twilight Zone, the residents of a suburban neighborhood receive a chilling announcement: “the monsters are coming!” As
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Scientists check plants inside of an aeroponic growing chamber system as an experiment called Marsonaut at Prague University of Life Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic, October 30, 2019. REUTERS/David W Cerny PRAGUE (Reuters) – Czech scientists have opened a lab to experiment growing food for environments with extreme conditions and lack of water, such as
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