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“In Bedlam’s lofty Numbers discordant Yankies Sing”

On the back of the sheet of paper giving the earliest lyrics of “The New Massachusetts Liberty Song,” which I believe is at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, someone has written another set of verses.This side is headed “Massachusetts...Show More Summary

Unprecedented single-digit-nanometer magnetic tunnel junction demonstrated

(Tohoku University) Researchers have developed ultra-small magnetic tunnel junctions with high retention properties for use in semiconductor technologies.

Alexa, how do word senses evolve?

(Lehigh University) A paper called 'Algorithms in the historical emergence of word senses'--that appears online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)--is the first to look at 1,000 years of English development and detect the kinds of algorithms that human minds have used to extend existing words to new senses of meaning. Show More Summary

Chemical waves guide scientists to catalysts of the future

(Vienna University of Technology) Waves are known in many very different forms; as water waves, light waves or sound waves. But studying polycrystalline catalysts, scientists have now found something quite different -- chemical waves. Show More Summary

Hitting rock bottom after job loss can be beneficial, study shows

(University of Notre Dame) Bottoming out as a result of job loss can be necessary before finding the radical solution that will lead to a new work identity, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame.

Insulin goes viral

BOSTON -- (Feb. 19, 2018) -- Every cell in your body responds to the hormone insulin, and if that process starts to fail, you get diabetes. In an unexpected finding, scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center have identified four viruses that can produce insulin-like hormones that are active on human cells. Show More Summary

Making home computer networks -- and the internet -- safer by outsourcing security

(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) The nation's 54 million residential computer networks often have inadequate or out-of-date security safeguards, leaving millions of Americans vulnerable to fraud, compromise, and even property damage. Show More Summary

Russia has Successfully Tested a Modernized Missile Defense Interceptor

The Air and Space Forces conducted a successful test launch of a "new modernized interceptor of the Russian missile defense system" at the Sary-Shagan test site. According to a VKS spokesman, the new interceptor has better accuracy and range and extended service life. link.

Research shows that parental care is associated with mate value in adult offspring

(Academy of Finland) Adults, who report having received higher levels of parental care in childhood, perceive themselves as more attractive mates. In particular, maternal care is associated with experienced mate value in adulthood.

Mobile health applications put the personal data of millions of users at risk

(Universitat Rovira i Virgili) This is the finding of a European study started in 2016 and involving Agustí Solanas, head of the Smart Health research group at the URV's Department of Computer Engineering and Mathematics, and researchers from the University of Piraeus (Greece) headed by Constantinos Patsakis.

Parenting behavior in adoptive families

(Society for Research in Child Development) A new longitudinal study of adoptive families looked at whether symptoms of depression in adoptive fathers is also related to over-reactive parenting and behavior problems in children; the study also examined how social support networks affect parenting. Show More Summary

The Graphene pavilion at the Mobile World Congress

(Graphene Flagship) The Graphene Flagship returns to the GSMA Mobile World Congress, bringing with it the next generation of mobile technologies. Step into the Graphene Pavilion and enter the fascinating world of graphene and related materials in an exhibition designed to bring these materials to life. Show More Summary

Infection site affects how a virus spreads through the body

(Gladstone Institutes) A person is more likely to get infected by HIV through anal intercourse than vaginal, but no one knows quite why. A new study by scientists at the Gladstone Institutes shows that infection sites could affect the immune system's response to a virus and the way the virus spreads through the body.

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Third Parties’ Case Against Presidential Debates Commission

#SCOTUS won’t hear No 17-916 Johnson v Comm’n on Presidential Debates dismissing libertarian and green party candidates’ antitrust and First Amendment claims re: attendance at presidential debate — Kimberly Robinson (@KimberlyRobinsn) February 20, 2018

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