Frequent nut consumption associated with less inflammation

Science Daily - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 3:09pm
In a study of more than 5,000 people, investigators have found that greater intake of nuts was associated with lower levels of biomarkers of inflammation, a finding that may help explain the health benefits of nuts.
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Inflammatory response to ceramic scaffolds promotes bone regeneration

Science Daily - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 3:09pm
Researchers have identified how inflammation, when precisely controlled, is crucial to bone repair.
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Teasing out the microbiome of the Kansas prairie

Science Daily - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 3:09pm
Scientists have untangled a soil metagenome -- all the genetic material recovered from a sample of soil -- more fully than ever before, reconstructing portions of the genomes of 129 species of microbes. While it's only a tiny proportion of the estimated 100,000 species in the sample, it's a leap forward for scientists who have had only a fraction of that success to date.
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Adolescent exposure to drugs, alcohol fuels use in adulthood

Science Daily - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 3:09pm
Teenagers who have easy access to drugs and alcohol in the home are more likely to drink and do drugs in their early and late 20s. That's according to the one of the first studies to look at how adolescent exposure to illegal substances affects patterns of abuse in adulthood.
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Cognitive ability varies, but prejudice is universal

Science Daily - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 3:09pm
A new study shows both high and low cognitive ability have distinct prejudices against particular groups.
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Molecular troublemakers instead of antibiotics?

Science Daily - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 3:09pm
They may be slimy, but they are a perfect environment for microorganisms: biofilms. Protected against external influences, here bacteria can grow undisturbed, and trigger diseases. Scientists are researching how it can be possible to prevent the formation of biofilms from the beginning. On this basis, alternatives to antibiotics could be developed, as many pathogens are already resistant.
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Discovery of new emission lines from highly charged heavy ions

Science Daily - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 3:09pm
A variety of heavy elements have been introduced into a high-temperature plasma in the Large Helical Device. By measuring the emission spectrum of the extreme ultraviolet wavelength range, researchers discovered new spectral lines that had not been observed in the past.
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Researchers pinpoint abrupt onset of modern day Indian Ocean monsoon system

Science Daily - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 3:08pm
A new study by an international team of scientists reveals the exact timing of the onset of the modern monsoon pattern in the Maldives 12.9 million years ago, and its connection to past climate changes and coral reefs in the region. The analysis of sediment cores provides direct physical evidence of the environmental conditions that sparked the monsoon conditions that exist today around the low-lying island nation and the Indian subcontinent.
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How To Fool AI Into Seeing Something That Isn’t There

Wired News - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 2:56pm
New research reveals how to trick facial-recognition systems. The question is, how do you fix it? The post How To Fool AI Into Seeing Something That Isn't There appeared first on WIRED.
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'Star Trek: Discovery': Is the New Starship Named for NASA's Space Shuttle?

Space.com - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 2:54pm
Four years ago, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum swapped out NASA space shuttles, trading the orbiter Enterprise for its sister ship Discovery. Now "Star Trek," the inspiration for the earlier shuttle's name, has done the same.
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Movie Studios 'Take Down' Popular KAT Mirror

Slashdot - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 2:44pm
Following the shut down of KickassTorrents website -- after its alleged owner was arrested, Hollywood studios are playing the game of cat and mouse with pirates to put an absolute end to KickassTorrents. An anonymous reader writes: One of the most popular KAT mirrors has had its domain name taken down following pressure from the major Hollywood studios. The Armenian .AM registry was quick to disable the KAT.am domain, after it received a stark warning from the Motion Picture Association, representing Hollywood's major studios. This notice requires you to immediately (within 24 hours) take effective measures to end and prevent further copyright infringement. All opportunities provided by the website to download, stream or otherwise obtain access to the entertainment content should be disabled permanently," MPA's email reads.As TorrentFreak reports, the takedown of kat.am domain isn't the end of the website. The publication spoke to the operator of the website, and learned that they were "making continuous" attempts to bring the website back -- utilizing the channels available. Kat.am is down already, but kickass.cd and kickass.mx mirros have since cropped up. Slashdot understands that Kickass torrent community is now back in action again, on a whole new domain.

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Watch SpaceX's 1st Test-Fire of a Used Falcon 9 Rocket

Space.com - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 2:24pm
Elon Musk's private spaceflight company, SpaceX, is another step closer to making its Falcon 9 rockets fully reusable. The company announced yesterday the first test firing of a Falcon 9 rocket engine that had already been launched and landed.
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FBI Probes Hacking of Democratic Congressional Group

Slashdot - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 2:02pm
From a Reuters report: The FBI is investigating a cyber attack against another U.S. Democratic Party group, which may be related to an earlier hack against the Democratic National Committee , four people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The previously unreported incident at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, or DCCC, and its potential ties to Russian hackers are likely to heighten accusations, so far unproven, that Moscow is trying to meddle in the U.S. presidential election campaign to help Republican nominee Donald Trump. The Kremlin denied involvement in the DCCC cyber-attack. Hacking of the party's emails caused discord among Democrats at the party's convention in Philadelphia to nominate Hillary Clinton as its presidential candidate. The newly disclosed breach at the DCCC may have been intended to gather information about donors, rather than to steal money, the sources said on Thursday.

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Watch an Electric Corvette Obliterate Its Own Speed Record

Wired News - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 2:00pm
Setting the world record for an all electric, street legal vehicle wasn't enough for Genovation. They wanted to break it. The post Watch an Electric Corvette Obliterate Its Own Speed Record appeared first on WIRED.
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Human nose holds novel antibiotic effective against multiresistant pathogens

Science Daily - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 1:30pm
A potential lifesaver lies unrecognized in the human body: Scientists have discovered that Staphylococcus lugdunensis which colonizes in the human nose produces a previously unknown antibiotic. As tests on mice have shown, the substance which has been named Lugdunin is able to combat multiresistant pathogens, where many classic antibiotics have become ineffective.
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New cloud-computing platform to further the analysis of microbial genomes

Science Daily - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 1:30pm
A cloud-based microbial bioinformatics resource has been developed by researchers, which is believed to be the largest of its kind in the world.
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Students build the world's lightest electric paraglider trike

Science Daily - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 1:30pm
A group of students has tackled an engineering challenge by custom building lightweight aircraft inspired by paragliders and tricycles.
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Animal 'roles' could provide key to accurate forest restoration findings, says new study

Science Daily - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 1:30pm
Replanting cleared forests can recover animal communities and important ecological processes relatively quickly, says a new study. But, warn the research team, the traditional way of evaluating such restoration projects, which includes the numbers of species and individuals in a habitat, is insufficient and may need to change.
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Virtual brain helps decrypt epilepsy

Science Daily - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 1:30pm
A virtual brain has been created that can reconstitute the brain of a person affected by epilepsy for the first time. From this work we understand better how the disease works and can also better prepare for surgery, say scientists.
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North-South economic, social divide still growing, according to new research

Science Daily - Fri, 29/07/2016 - 1:30pm
The North-South economic and social divide in England is still growing, according to new research.
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