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First ever close-up footage of DNA replication will have experts rewriting science textbooks

For the first time, scientists have recorded DNA replication in real time. The scientists extracted DNA from E. coli bacteria, dyed it, and then watched the DNA replicate itself. The footage, alone, is fascinating. But the real shocker comes with what scientists discovered from the footage. They …

The Eight Power Centers Of The Trump Administration

From the Bannon Wing to the Bureaucrats<p>Whenever a new administration starts, top aides to the president battle for authority and power, and the …

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Researchers Design DNA With Completely New Shapes and Structures

And they're going to 3D print it.<p>​ The shape of DNA is a double helix, right? That's what we are taught. Well, now the answer is "not always." Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered how to program DNA so that it's shaped like a bowl, or a spiral, or a ring, or a tile, …

A New Theory on OCD: Maybe It’s About ‘Guilt-Sensitivity’

Obsessive-compulsive disorder manifests itself in many forms, but perhaps the one most commonly known is compulsive checking. (Did you really turn …

My View on Programming Languages

I’ve been writing about programming languages for nearly three years now. Many of my articles have been quite popular. What do the readership numbers …

This is the U.S. Army’s new pistol of choice

After more than two years of searching, the Army has finally settled on the pistol that will replace the branch’s nearly 32-year-old sidearm.<p>The up-to $580 million contract for the “Modular Handgun System” has been awarded to Sig Sauer, a German firearms company, according to a release from the …

Top 10 Hot Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies

The market for artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is flourishing. Beyond the hype and the heightened media attention, the numerous startups and the internet giants racing to acquire them, there is a significant increase in investment and adoption by enterprises. A Narrative Science survey …

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The problem with p-values

Academic psychology and medical testing are both dogged by unreliability. The reason is clear: we got probability wrong<i>By David Colquhoun</i>Read at Aeon

Learn the Basics of the C Programming Language With This Free PDF

C is one of many programming languages that are useful to learn as a beginner. MagPi, the official Raspberry Pi magazine, put together a book that …

The Small, Furry Pika Is Losing Its Habitat To Climate Change

Warming temperatures are making the animals’ mountain homes inhospitable<p>Global warming is driving the tiny American pika from its mountainous territory in western North America, scientists reported August 25 in the <i>Journal of Mammalogy</i>.<p>Pikas (<i>Ochotona princeps</i>) have an ultra-warm coat that helps …

Senator Grassley could be persuaded to hold hearing on Garland | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley opened the door to holding a hearing on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland if a majority of senators wish to do so after the Nov. 8 election, in comments posted online Tuesday.<p>U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) speaks before …

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Blaming the victims: dictatorship denialism is on the rise in Argentina

President’s recent comments doubting number of deaths during dictatorship rattle human rights activists and survivors – and mark first time denialist rhetoric has entered mainstream political discourse<p>Almost uniquely among nations that have suffered mass killings under brutal dictatorships, …

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The risk of going easy on China

In July, when an international court ruled that China's incursions in the South China Sea were illegal, it took Stéphane Dion a full nine days to react. But instead of strongly rebuking China's actions, as most Western powers had, Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister was careful not to take …

Chinese TV host accuses Canada’s tourism body of pressuring to remove program on First Nations

A high-profile Chinese television personality has accused Canadian tourism promoters of censoring discussion of Canada's indigenous issues days before the first official visit to China by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.<p>On Friday, online video site iQiyi was scheduled to post an episode of <i>Xiaosong Qi</i> …

The Intelligence Studies Essay: "Hybrid Warfare" at Home: Asymmetric Tactics Are Not Just Used in Ukraine, They Are Employed against the United States, and Have Been for Quite Some Time

[1] Stephane Lefebvre, “Cuban Intelligence Activities: 1959 – 2007,” <i>International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintellignece</i>, Volume 22, Issue …

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Exclusive: Yemen council head hails peace push, wants Saudis to 'feel pain' | Reuters

SANAA (Reuters) - The head of a Houthi-backed ruling council pledged readiness on Monday to resume negotiations on ending Yemen’s war but reserved the right to resist attacks by a Saudi-backed exiled government seeking to unseat it.<p>Saleh Saleh al-Sammad, who heads the Houthi-led Supreme Political …

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US will meet target of 10,000 Syrian refugees today

The White House says the United States on Monday will meet President Barack Obama's goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees during the current fiscal year.<p>Obama directed a sixfold increase in the number of Syrian refugees provided safe haven into the United States.<p>After a slow start, the …

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According to Lord O’Donnell of Clapham, a former head of the Civil Service, Brexit will change little about Britain. Once we study them in detail, he suggested at the weekend, we will conclude that the many thousands of regulations and laws now in force here as a result of our EU membership are …

Uzbekistan's leader suffers a serious illness that may end his 25 years in power

Strongman Uzbek President Islam Karimov, who has dominated the Central Asian nation for over 25 years, is in intensive care after suffering a brain haemorrhage, his younger daughter said Monday.<p>"My father was hospitalized after suffering a cerebral haemorrhage on Saturday morning, and is now …

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Venezuelans Mobilize for Vote to Recall President Nicolás Maduro

Rural priests, Amazon tribesmen among those descending on Caracas for massive rally Thursday<p>VILLA DE CURA, Venezuela—After surveying the decay of his malnourished flock at a recent mass, Father Lenin Bastidas decided he had enough. The next day, he left his parish in the town of La Soledad—which …

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F1 profits accelerate 30pc on plummeting pound

Formula One’s parent company has revealed that its operating profits accelerated by $76.3m to $329.9m last year as a fall in the value of sterling reduced its costs.<p>It has turbo-charged the sport’s appeal to suitors which are understood to include American billionaire John Malone’s Liberty Media.<p>It …

As Egypt Struggles, a Black Market Emerges for Dollars

Small and big businesses turn to underground currency traders to fulfill their foreign-exchange needs, as tourism and foreign investment dry up<p>In a working-class suburb of the Egyptian capital, Kamal sells suitcases and handbags out of a small shop. He also delivers U.S. dollars stashed in plastic …

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Six U.S. Senators Urge Obama to Prioritize Cyber at G20 in China

Six U.S. senators have urged President Barack Obama to prioritize cyber crime at a this weekend’s G20 summit in China in the wake of the $81-million …

Foreign hackers attacked two state election systems, FBI warns

Hackers outside of the United States attacked two state election databases in recent months and the FBI is warning voting officials across the country to bulk up security and investigate their own systems for similar malicious activity, <i>Yahoo News</i> reports. The twin hacks were outed in a "flash" …

White House, Trump object to Kaepernick views of US

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Both the White House and Donald Trump objected Monday to views expressed by NFL star Colin Kaepernick about the treatment of minorities in the US.<p>The quarterback said over the weekend he would not stand for the traditional playing of the "Star Spangled Banner" ahead of a …

Anna Kendrick Wants to Play Marvel's Squirrel Girl

<i>Pitch Perfect</i> star Anna Kendrick says she would take a crack at the Marvel franchise as the little-known, bushy-tailed super-heroine, Squirrel …

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Patients with genetically heterogeneous synchronous colorectal cancer carry rare damaging germline mutations in immune-related genes

Article |<p>Open | Published: 05 July 2016<p>Matteo Cereda<br>• , Gennaro Gambardella<br>• , Lorena Benedetti<br>• , Fabio Iannelli<br>• , Dominic Patel<br>• , Gianluca Basso<br>• , Rosalinda …

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