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WikiLeaks' Assange calls on Sweden, Britain to allow him freedom after U.N. panel report

Reuters - 3 hours 19 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called on Britain and Sweden on Friday to let him freely leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London after a U.N. panel ruled he had been arbitrarily detained and should be awarded compensation.

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NASA's Juno Mission Burns for Jupiter

Discovery - 3 hours 46 min ago
A NASA spacecraft now has Jupiter more squarely in its sights ahead of its July 4 arrival at the solar system's largest planet.
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Zika virus found in saliva but scientists split on transmission via kissing

The Guardian - 3 hours 58 min ago

Scientists in Brazil advise pregnant women against kissing anyone showing symptoms but others believe virus may behave more like dengue fever

The discovery of the Zika virus in saliva has sparked disagreement among Brazilian scientists about whether pregnant women should be advised to avoid kissing anyone showing possible symptoms.

The Fiocruz research institute in Rio de Janeiro said on Friday they had identified live samples of Zika in saliva and urine, which merited further research into whether these two fluids could be a source of contagion.

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University seeks private donations to offset climate funding crunch

Nature.com - 4 hours 59 sec ago

Columbia courts philanthropic benefactors to support research in impacts and adaptation.

Nature 530 16 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19260

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Will MIT students make Elon Musk's Hyperloop a reality?

Christian Science Monitor - 4 hours 1 min ago

First proposed by Musk in 2013, the Hyperloop could transport commuters at about 700 miles per hour. 

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Underwater tech: Why does Microsoft want to dunk its data centers?

Christian Science Monitor - 4 hours 1 min ago

When it comes to cooling hot computer servers, Microsoft says it's found an underwater remedy to lower costs and increase efficiency. 

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Tarantula in Black: Dark, Hairy Spider Named After Johnny Cash

Scientific American - 4 hours 1 min ago
Scientists have reclassified the majority of the 55 known tarantula species and added 14 new ones

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Alaska seabird die-off investigation hindered by data gaps

CBC - 4 hours 18 min ago

A preliminary investigation into the massive die-off of common murres, one of the Northern Hemisphere's most abundant seabirds, off Alaska's coast is revealing gaps in basic information on North Pacific waters and the wildlife that inhabit them.

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The US Southwest May Already Be Drying Up

Discovery - 4 hours 18 min ago
The weather patterns that normally bring rain to the Southwest have been disappearing and climate change could be the cause. Continue reading →
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Saracens rugby club sign up for head injury research project

The Guardian - 4 hours 29 min ago

Study into risk of long-term brain damage will monitor team before and after matches, as fears over concussion grow for rugby and American NFL players

When the Six Nations tournament and the Super Bowl kickthis weekend, a new set of fans will be watching with more than usual interest. They will be doctors and scientists with a special interest in head injury: not just any old concussion, but the kind of long-term damage that might follow the repetitive collisions characteristic these energetic contact sports.

In a three-year research programme in partnership with Saracens rugby club, scientists will take samples of blood, saliva and urine before and after matches, and players will be fitted with accelerometer patches to provide a measure of any impact their bodies – and in particular, their heads – may have registered.

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Forests Not Equal When It Comes to Climate

Scientific American - 4 hours 31 min ago
Two studies show how different tree species affect both carbon storage and local temperatures

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Is It Time To Stop Using Race In Medical Research?

NPR - 4 hours 41 min ago

Medical researchers often use race to define health risks. But a geneticist and a sociologist say racial categories don't accurately reflect who people are, and that science has to change.

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Sea Lion Cub Snuggles in San Diego Restaurant Booth

Discovery - 5 hours 15 min ago
The young, malnourished pup was seeking a warm place to rest.
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DNews: What Did We Learn After Landing on a Comet?

Discovery - 5 hours 16 min ago
In November 2014, the plucky lander Philae touched down on a comet, making headlines worldwide. A hard landing drastically shortened its lifespan, but scientists still gleaned a ton of new information about comets.
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Obama Proposes $10-per-barrel Oil Tax to Fund Green Transit

Scientific American - 5 hours 31 min ago
Republicans lambaste the president as well as "progressive climate activists"

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Biophysics: Partitioning by collision

Science Daily - 5 hours 34 min ago
An ensemble consisting of a binary mixture of particles of equal size can partition itself into its component fractions – provided that the two species differ in their diffusion constants.
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Pop star species from the Johnny Cash spider to the Beyoncé horsefly

The Guardian - 5 hours 55 min ago

Scientists have just named a new species of tarantula after Johnny Cash. What other pop legends have received similar taxonomic treatment?

The act of naming a new species is a chance for a taxonomist to get creative. An opportunity to make a mark, perhaps even to draw the spotlight of public attention into a musty basement and onto a draw of neatly pinned-out specimens. If this is the goal, then one of the best ways to do this is to name your species after a famous human. That way, newspapers and magazines, blogs and social media might end up talking about the discovery.

Related: Life ain't easy for a spider named Johnny Cash

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Comets May Not Explain "Alien Megastructure" Star's Strange Flickering after All

Scientific American - 6 hours 1 min ago
Scientists are still searching for what's behind the perceived dimming of Tabby's Star

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Prunetin prolongs lifespan in male fruit flies and enhances overall health

Science Daily - 6 hours 7 min ago
Here's a reason for men to eat their lima beans -- if research in male fruit flies holds up, it might help you live longer. A new research report shows that administering an oral dose of prunetin to male fruit flies extends lifespan, increases fitness levels, and improves their glucose balance.
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100-Foot Asteroid to Buzz Earth Next Month

Discovery - 6 hours 12 min ago
An asteroid as long as a basketball court will give Earth a close shave next month.
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