Spacewalk Photos: International Space Station Gets a Power Upgrade

Space.com - Tue, 17/01/2017 - 5:00pm
Two astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station today to complete the installation of six new lithium-ion batteries.
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French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet's Amazing Photos from Space (Gallery)

Space.com - Tue, 17/01/2017 - 4:45pm
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is capturing spectacular photos of Earth and space from the International Space Station. Check out his truly amazing photography here.
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People Don't Realize How Deep AI Already Is In So Many Things, Salesforce CEO Benioff Says

Slashdot - Tue, 17/01/2017 - 4:40pm
Evolving technologies should develop at a steady enough pace to adequately replace the jobs they eliminate, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff told CNBC on Tuesday. From the report: "Technology's always taken jobs out of the system, and what you hope is that technology's going to put those jobs back in, too. That's what we call productivity," Benioff said on "Squawk Box" at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "I think a lot of people don't understand how deep AI already is in so many things," he said, one being Salesforce's newly updated Einstein product, which Benioff said is not yet available to clients but can tell the company whether it will make or miss earnings estimates using artificial intelligence What business leaders at the WEF have been calling the "Fourth Industrial Revolution" is at the center of a global transformation in the technology space, as artificial intelligence, robotics and cloud computing gain traction, he said.

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Cernan Visits Apollo 17 Capsule - 'The Last Man on the Moon' Clip

Space.com - Tue, 17/01/2017 - 4:17pm
"I also stand here and I am wondering what people are going to think, not in another 40 years, maybe another hundred years, who knows, maybe another 1000 years," said Apollo 17 commander Eugene Andrew "Gene" Cernan.
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Opera Presto Source Code Leaks Online

Slashdot - Tue, 17/01/2017 - 4:01pm
Catalin Cimpanu, writing for BleepingComputer: An unknown third-party has leaked the source code of the old Opera Presto browser engine on GitHub, and later on Bitbucket, two services for hosting and sharing source code online. Opera Presto is the layout engine at the heart of the old Opera browser. Opera Software used Presto between Opera 7 and Opera 14 and replaced Presto with Blink, Chrome's layout engine, in Opera 15, released in May 2013. Despite its removal from the company's main product, Opera engineers continued to use Opera Presto for the Opera Mini and Opera Mobile browsers. According to timestamps, the Opera Presto source code was first uploaded on GitHub but was taken down last Friday, on January 13, after Opera's lawyers filed a DMCA request.

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Frankly, we do give a damn: Study finds links between swearing and honesty

Science Daily - Tue, 17/01/2017 - 3:51pm
It's long been associated with anger and coarseness but profanity can have another, more positive connotation. Psychologists have learned that people who frequently curse are being more honest. Now a team of researchers from the Netherlands, the UK, the USA and Hong Kong report that people who use profanity are less likely to be associated with lying and deception.
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Self-assembling particles brighten future of LED lighting

Science Daily - Tue, 17/01/2017 - 3:50pm
Researchers have illuminated another path forward for LED technologies by refining the manufacturing of light sources made with crystalline substances known as perovskites, a more efficient and potentially lower-cost alternative to materials used in LEDs found on store shelves.
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Prolonged exposure to work-related stress thought to be related to certain cancers

Science Daily - Tue, 17/01/2017 - 3:50pm
For men, prolonged exposure to work-related stress has been linked to an increased likelihood of lung, colon, rectal, and stomach cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This is the first study to assess the link between cancer and work-related stress perceived by men throughout their working life.
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Bait knocks out cockroaches, and asthma symptom days

Science Daily - Tue, 17/01/2017 - 3:50pm
In homes of children sensitized and exposed to cockroaches, a single intervention -- the strategic placement of insecticidal bait -- results in eradication of cockroaches and improved asthma outcomes for children.
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Sun Can Now Be Observed By ALMA Telescope Array | Video

Space.com - Tue, 17/01/2017 - 3:30pm
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile has been adapted to observe the Sun. This gives astronomers the ability to witness the G-type main-sequence star in millimetre-wavelength light.
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Religious involvement lessens likelihood of owning a handgun

Science Daily - Tue, 17/01/2017 - 3:22pm
Americans who are more involved in religious congregations are less likely to own handguns, according to a new study.
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Facebook To Stop Paying Publishers To Make Live Videos

Slashdot - Tue, 17/01/2017 - 3:22pm
Last year, publishers worldwide began making live videos on Facebook. The social juggernaut had cut deals with them, offering lofty amounts and promising big future moving forward. Turns out, Facebook's experimental project is over. Recode reports: Facebook spent more than $50 million last year paying publishers and celebrities to create live video on the social network. Now numerous publishers tell Recode that Facebook is de-emphasizing live video when it talks to them. And none of the publishers we've spoken with expect Facebook to renew the paid livestreaming deals it signed last spring to get live video off the ground. Instead, Facebook is pushing publishers to create longer, premium video content as part of a larger effort led by Facebook exec Ricky Van Veen. The hope is to get more high-quality video onto the platform and into your News Feed -- the kind of stuff, presumably, you might find on Netflix.

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More with mental illness, substance use disorders have health insurance

Science Daily - Tue, 17/01/2017 - 3:21pm
Significantly more people with mental illness and substance use disorders had insurance coverage in 2014 due to the expansion of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but many barriers to treatment remain, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.
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Researcher uncovers influence of microorganisms on soil carbon storage

Science Daily - Tue, 17/01/2017 - 3:21pm
Critical information about tiny organisms under our feet has now been uncovered. Although small, these organisms can have a huge impact on the environment.
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Are you ready to explore baby's genome?

Science Daily - Tue, 17/01/2017 - 3:21pm
A national consortium of clinical geneticists is studying the ins and outs of potentially using genome sequencing for newborn health screenings and beyond.
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How solvents affect the skin

Science Daily - Tue, 17/01/2017 - 3:18pm
Researchers have developed a method that makes it possible to see how individual molecules from solvents in skin creams, medicated ointments and cleaning products affect and interact with the skin’s own molecules.
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Researchers discover a protein that protects against fatty liver, the most common hepatic disease in Western countries

Science Daily - Tue, 17/01/2017 - 3:18pm
A team of scientists has revealed the capacity of the CPEB4 protein to prevent fatty liver disease.
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The sun in detail: Contorted center of sunspot nearly twice the size of Earth

Science Daily - Tue, 17/01/2017 - 3:18pm
New images have revealed otherwise invisible details of our Sun, including a new view of the dark, contorted center of a sunspot that is nearly twice the diameter of the Earth. The images are the first ever made of the Sun with a facility where ESO is a partner. The results are an important expansion of the range of observations that can be used to probe the physics of our nearest star.
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Talking therapy changes the brain's wiring, study reveals for first time

Science Daily - Tue, 17/01/2017 - 3:14pm
For the first time, research shows that cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) strengthens specific connections in the brains of people with psychosis, and that these stronger connections are associated with long-term reduction in symptoms and recovery eight years later.
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Metabolic pathway regulating key stage of embryo development revealed

Science Daily - Tue, 17/01/2017 - 3:14pm
Researchers showed that the mevalonate pathway is essential for embryonic development by promoting primitive streak formation, a key landmark for establishing embryo symmetry and gastrulation. The pathway induces farnesylation of lamin-B, which is implicated in inducing expression of primitive streak genes. The findings expand understanding of how embryos transition from a featureless ball of cells into a hollow, three-layered gastrula.
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