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Gaia spies two temporarily magnified stars

ESA - 9 hours 58 min ago
While scanning the sky to measure the position of over one billion stars in our Galaxy, ESA's Gaia satellite has detected two rare instances of stars whose light was temporarily boosted by other celestial objects passing across their lines of sight. One of these stars is expected to brighten again soon. Gaia's measurements will be instrumental to learn more about the nature of these 'cosmic magnifying glasses'.
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Next step towards a gravitational-wave observatory in space

ESA - 9 hours 58 min ago
Today, ESA has invited European scientists to propose concepts for the third large mission in its science programme, to study the gravitational Universe.
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The LISA Pathfinder Science Archive is online

ESA - 9 hours 58 min ago
Today, ESA's LISA Pathfinder Science Archive opens its virtual gates to the world. It contains data collected by the satellite during the mission's first few months, covering the nominal operations phase of the LISA Technology Package (LTP) – the European payload on LISA Pathfinder.
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Cosmic explosions: the first ESA–Ars Electronica residency

ESA - 9 hours 58 min ago
Aoife van Linden Tol, an artist working primarily with explosive media, is the recipient of the first art&science@ESA residency, organised by Ars Electronica in partnership with ESA.
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Authorities bust international cyber theft ring

CBS - December 5, 2016 - 11:49pm
"The Avalanche Network" allegedly operated servers that helped criminals hack at least 250,000 computers
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Judge declares mistrial in ex-South Carolina policeman's murder trial

Reuters - December 5, 2016 - 11:38pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial on Monday after jurors weighing a murder charge against a white former South Carolina police officer who shot and killed a black motorist said they were deadlocked.
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Apple Watch sales to consumers set record in holiday week, says Apple's Cook

Reuters - December 5, 2016 - 11:30pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Sales of the Apple Watch to consumers set a record during the first week of holiday shopping, and the current quarter is on track to be the best ever for the product, Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook told Reuters.
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Korea corporate chiefs deny seeking favors for donations

Reuters - December 5, 2016 - 11:16pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean corporate chiefs told a parliamentary panel on Tuesday that they were not seeking favors when they made contributions to two foundations at the heart of a scandal that appears poised to bring down President Park Geun-hye.
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Drivers Beware: Crash Rate Spikes With Every Hour Of Lost Sleep

NPR - December 5, 2016 - 11:01pm

An analysis of car accidents found that drivers who slept only five or six hours in the previous 24 had nearly twice the accident rate of drivers who slept a full seven hours or more.

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Brain blocks new memory formation on waking to safeguard consolidation of existing memories

Eureka Alert - December 5, 2016 - 11:00pm
(Bar-Ilan University) During consolidation, the brain produces new proteins that strengthen fragile memory traces. However, if a new experience occurs while an existing memory trace is being consolidated, the new stimuli could disrupt the consolidation process. Some memory consolidation occurs while we are asleep. But what happens if we wake up during consolidation? How does the brain prevent events that occur just after awakening from interrupting the consolidation process? Bar-Ilan University researchers have the answer.
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Social eating leads to overeating, especially among men

Eureka Alert - December 5, 2016 - 11:00pm
(Cornell Food & Brand Lab) Gorging at a holiday meal or friend's BBQ might have more to do with your ego than the quality of the food -- especially if you're a man.
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Indians look for solutions only when toxic pollution soars

AP News - December 5, 2016 - 10:47pm
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The truth of New Delhi's toxic air finally hit home for Rakhi Singh when her 3-year-old son began to cough constantly early this year. She bought air purifiers for her home. When a thick, gray haze turned the view outside her home into a scene from a bad science fiction film last month, she bought pollution masks....
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Indians look for solutions only when toxic pollution soars

AP News - December 5, 2016 - 10:38pm
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The truth of New Delhi's toxic air finally hit home for Rakhi Singh when her 3-year-old son began to cough constantly early this year. She bought air purifiers for her home. When a thick, gray haze turned the view outside her home into a scene from a bad science fiction film last month, she bought pollution masks....
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Japan PM's Pearl Harbor visit won't be for apology: spokesman

Reuters - December 5, 2016 - 10:07pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor this month, the first by a Japanese leader, will not be to apologize for the Japanese attack 75 years ago that drew the United States into World War Two, Abe's top aide said on Tuesday.
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Google changes its anti-Semitic autocomplete suggestions

CBS - December 5, 2016 - 9:05pm
The tech giant also removed the suggested phrase “are woman evil,” but kept "are Muslims bad," report says
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Australia considers new price tag on greenhouse gas pollution

CBS - December 5, 2016 - 8:54pm
Australia is among the world’s worst greenhouse gas polluters on a per capita basis
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Trump, ex-Vice President Gore meet to talk climate policy

Reuters - December 5, 2016 - 8:41pm
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, a leading voice in the fight against climate change, and Donald Trump, who at one point called it a hoax, met on Monday in what Gore called a "productive" session.
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Developers tell Facebook: This is how you fight fake news

CBS - December 5, 2016 - 8:14pm
Outside software developers are taking Facebook’s fake news problem into their own hands — and finding some solutions
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Cassini tickles Saturn's rings ahead of final death plunge

Register - December 5, 2016 - 7:42pm
September set for point of no return

The Cassini space probe has begun a series of orbits designed to swing it through the edges of Saturn's ring system.…

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Stopping Splashes With Smarter Surfaces

Scientific American - December 5, 2016 - 7:01pm
Understanding the physics of how a liquid splashes when it hits a surface is allowing researchers to design new surfaces that limit splashing.  

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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