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GigaScience joins the Oxford University Press journals program

(Oxford University Press USA) Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce its partnership with BGI. Beginning January 2017, Oxford University Press (OUP) is the proud publisher of the prestigious, open-access, open-data journal, GigaScience. Show More Summary

“Some Donald Trump Voters Call for Revolution if Hillary Clinton Wins”

NYT: People are going to march on the capitols,” said Mr. Halbrook, who works at a call center. “They’re going to do whatever needs to be done to get her out of office, because she does not belong there.” “If … Continue reading ?

“Donations to Foundation Vexed Hillary Clinton’s Aides, Emails Show”

NYT: In the years before Hillary Clinton announced she would run again for president, her top aides expressed profound concerns in internal emails about how foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation and Bill Clinton’s own moneymaking ventures would affect Mrs. … Continue reading ?

15 000 space rocks and counting

The international effort to find, confirm and catalogue the multitude of asteroids that pose a threat to our planet has reached a milestone: 15 000 discovered – with many more to go.

Study examines immigrants' influence on trade

A new study from The University of Texas at Dallas shows that firms are significantly more likely to trade with countries that have large resident populations living near the headquarters.

Video: The scent of death

Some scientists have an important, if morbid, job: They study the smell of decomposing human bodies.

Why I am increasing skeptical of a universal basic income

That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, here is one part of the argument: As it stands, most U.S. welfare programs are tied to the institution of work. That leaves gaps in the safety net, and frequently analysts will decry this imperfect coverage. Show More Summary

Shocks in the early universe could be detectable today

(—Physicists have discovered a surprising consequence of a widely supported model of the early universe: according to the model, tiny cosmological perturbations produced shocks in the radiation fluid just a fraction of a second after the big bang. Show More Summary

World body agrees to stricter oversight of Japan's whale hunts

The world's whaling watchdog voted Thursday to conduct stricter reviews of whales killed under an exemption to a 30-year-old moratorium which Japan's critics say it abuses to hunt for meat.

Weak atomic bond, theorized 14 years ago, observed for first time

A Purdue University physicist has observed a butterfly Rydberg molecule, a weak pairing of two highly excitable atoms that he predicted would exist more than a decade ago.

The scent of death (video)

(American Chemical Society) Some scientists have an important, if morbid, job: They study the smell of decomposing human bodies. By understanding the chemical makeup of human cadaver smell, as opposed to the smell of other decomposing animals, forensic scientists could improve the training of cadaver dogs and corpse recovery efforts. Show More Summary

A Short Husband May Have This Mental Cost For His Wife

It is well-known that women prefer taller men -- but does this translate into more happiness? Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything

The Conservatives’ Supreme Court End Game is a Political Power Play

Ilya Shapiro says just let the Supreme Court die out if Democrats control the presidency and Senate. Ted Cruz says we are fine with 8 Justices, maybe less. Just so we’re all clear on the Garland delay etc., this is … Continue readin...

$100K Project Uses 3-Foot Rats to Sniff Out Crime

Giant African pouched rats that grow to three feet long can't see well, but their keen sense of smell has already made them indispensable in the hunt for anything from tuberculosis in humans to buried TNT in former war zones (they've already found 1,500 land mines in Africa and...

Taj Mahal’s staining blamed partly on burning of household waste

Lack of domestic waste collection in parts of Agra, India, has knock-on effects for air pollution, health and the appearance of a world-famous monument

Americans would take these 4 steps to fix Social Security

 In the third presidential debate, moderator and Fox News anchor Chris Wallace asked the candidates whether they might pursue a “grand bargain” on Social Security — one that would include both revenue increases and benefit cuts. The Social Security Administration says that, with baby boomers retiring, the program is headed for a shortfall. Unless changes […]

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