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[Science] Did Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why really increase suicide rates? – AI

[Science] Did Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why really increase suicide rates? – AI

The Netflix show deals with the suicide of a young womanNetflix By Chelsea WhyteIn the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, 17-year-old Hannah kills herself in a scene that shows her suicide. Following the show’s release, researchers raised concerns about the possibility that it could lead to suicide contagion, in which explicit depictions of self-harm can…
[Science] Two molecules could give us finer control over CRISPR gene editing – AI

[Science] Two molecules could give us finer control over CRISPR gene editing – AI

DNA is easily edited using CRISPRRostislav Zatonskiy / Alamy Stock Photo By Ruby Prosser ScullyMolecules that act like off switches for CRISPR may one day be used as a drug to make gene editing therapies safer. The power of CRISPR gene editing to easily change DNA could lead to new treatments for cancers, viral infections,…
[Science] Older bees pass on immunity-boosting molecules to their young in jelly – AI

[Science] Older bees pass on immunity-boosting molecules to their young in jelly – AI

Bees have a sort of collective immune systemAmornrut Ploysangam/EyeEm/Getty By Michael Le PageBee colonies are even more of a superorganism than we thought. When disease strikes, bees can add immunity-providing molecules to the jellies they feed to larvae, to give the hive a kind of collective immune system. A decade ago, Eyal Maori at Cambridge…
[Science] Signs of human climate change influence on drought traced back to 1900 – AI

[Science] Signs of human climate change influence on drought traced back to 1900 –...

Did emissions make the US Dust Bowl of the 1930s worse?Photo 12/UIG via Getty Images By Adam VaughanDROUGHTS around the world dating to the early 20th century may have been made worse by greenhouse gas emissions. Scientists have previously hesitated to draw links between global warming and drought, due to a lack of observational data…
[Science] US Navy tests underwater robots that recharge by eating fish faeces – AI

[Science] US Navy tests underwater robots that recharge by eating fish faeces – AI

Recharging underwater robots is hardGetty By David HamblingUnderwater robots could get their batteries recharged by munching the sea floor. A device created by the US Navy extracts electrical energy from layers of fish faeces and other organic matter to provide an endless source of power. All underwater devices have a fundamental limitation – battery life.…
[Science] Is there anything we can do to stop Greenland from turning green? – AI

[Science] Is there anything we can do to stop Greenland from turning green? –...

Josie FordBy Adam Vaughan IT’S not exactly a natural icebreaker, but Earth scientists are talking a lot about ice right now. I met quite a few of them at the European Geosciences Union general assembly in Vienna, Austria. One particularly eye-opening moment came when Harry Zekollari from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands showed…
[Science] Major discovery suggests Denisovans lived in Tibet 160,000 years ago – AI

[Science] Major discovery suggests Denisovans lived in Tibet 160,000 years ago – AI

This jawbone suggests that Denisovans lived in Tibet 160,000 years agoDongju Zhang, Lanzhou University By Clare WilsonTHE first fossil of our cousins the Denisovans ever to be discovered outside Siberia has been identified in Tibet. It hints that fossils from these extinct humans are more widespread than we thought, and may help settle a long-running…
[Science] Huge mega-rafts carried dinosaur-era animals on round-the-world trips – AI

[Science] Huge mega-rafts carried dinosaur-era animals on round-the-world trips – AI

Ancient marine life may have travelled the high seasSMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION/SPL By Michael MarshallHuge floating logs carried communities of animals on round-the-world trips during the dinosaur era. The mega-rafts gave marine animals a way to travel without passing through deadly low-oxygen zones. Palaeontologists have long known of preserved logs up to 14 metres long from the…
[Science] Hormone therapy may improve some symptoms of autism – AI

[Science] Hormone therapy may improve some symptoms of autism – AI

Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girlsNick David/Getty By Chelsea WhyteHormonal therapies have been found to help communication skills and social interactions in children and men with autism. When the US Food and Drug Administration recently asked people with autism and their caregivers what drugs they would find most…
[Science] How hacked rental e-scooters could be the future of street crime – AI

[Science] How hacked rental e-scooters could be the future of street crime – AI

Andrei Stanescu/GettyBy Annalee Newitz BECAUSE I live in San Francisco, I have been subjected to a number of ill-fated experiments performed by short-lived tech companies. The most recent involves app-controlled electronic scooters. With little advance notice, a handful of companies blanketed cities in the San Francisco area with lavishly branded e-scooters. Anyone with the right…

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Hubble spots pair of wild galaxies joining cosmic civilization

Baltimore (UPI) Aug 11, 2016 After billions of years wandering in the proverbial wilderness, two galaxies, Pisces A and B, are returning to cosmic civilization. Recently,...

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