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Art supply sales are up, because protest signs don't make themselves

Looks like Donald Trump has gotten people to buy more markers. And, no, not just to draw caricatures of him—although that does sound nice and cathartic. According to market research company NPD Group, sales of craft supplies have been...Show More Summary

The "universal adversarial preturbation" undetectably alters images so AI can't recognize them

6 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In a newly revised paper in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, a group of French and Swiss computer science researchers show that "a very small perturbation vector that causes natural images to be misclassified with high probability" -- that is, a minor image transformation can beat machine learning systems nearly every time. (more…)

Genome editing in human cells: Expert group publishes Leopoldina discussion paper

(Leopoldina) New techniques in molecular biology that enable targeted interventions in the genome are opening up promising new possibilities for research and application. The ethical and legal ramifications of these methods, known as...Show More Summary

Researchers examine how supporting pollinators helps agriculture

When agriculture helps pollinators, pollinators help agriculture, according to a research review published today by an international group of experts, including a University of Idaho researcher.

Decorating single layer and bilayer graphene with useful chemical groups

Researchers at the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology disclosed a new method to add chemical groups on (that is, to "functionalize") single layer (SLG) and bilayer (BLG) graphene lying on silica/silicon. Show More Summary

Atheists and very religious fear death the least

10 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

It’s not surprising that, given the promise of an abundant and joyful afterlife, very religious people were among the groups found to be the least fearful of death in a series of studies led by researchers at Britain’s University of Oxford, published Friday. What was arguably far less...

Snap: 13-Year-Old ‘Streaks’ Do Not a Business Make, Says Moffett-Nathanson

Michael Nathanson of the eponymous research house Moffett-Nathanson this morning describes what he learned about social network-cum-camera company Snap (SNAP) from a focus group his firm commissioned last week among individuals agedShow More Summary

How do higher CO2 levels impact marine life?

As the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere continues to climb, a group of researchers at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory are investigating how this change will impact the Earth system, with a focus on oceans and marine life. Show More Summary

How Microsoft Azure, Kinect are helping kids play TV games to recover from strokes

With millions of children suffering from the impact of perinatal strokes, a group of Italian researchers decided to turn to gaming tech to help provide therapy.

Hope for elephants as ivory prices fall: conservation group

The price of ivory has fallen by nearly two-thirds in the last three years, according to research conducted in China and published on Wednesday by the conservation group Save the Elephants.

A novel hybrid UAV that may change the way people operate drones

Two PhD students in National University of Singapore, Unmanned System Research Group spent four years developing novel hybrid unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The U-Lion is a hybrid UAV that can take off and land vertically like helicopter UAVs, and transit to cruise flight like airplanes.

Canadian report on soda taxes

A group of Canadian health organizations has issued a report on the health and economic impacts of sugary drink consumption, based on research they commissioned.. The research predicts dire effects if sugary drink consumption is not curtailed—more than $50 billion in health care costs over the next 25 years. The report says that Canadians purchased […]

Six Ways to Improve Your Millennial Marketing

According to the Pew Research Center, Millennials are the nation's largest living generation. They are a age bracket that lack a long attention span; they crave experiences, activism, and constant connection. They are an age group that...Show More Summary

A new test to rapidly identify worldwide TB infections

(Arizona State University) A group of scientists from Arizona, Texas and Washington, D.C., has teamed up to develop the first rapid blood test to diagnose and quantify the severity of active TB cases.Led by Tony Hu, a researcher at Arizona...Show More Summary

Research group developing a rechargeable magnesium/iodine battery for daily consumer use

Batteries – can you image how cumbersome the world would be without them? Without any moving parts, batteries convert chemical energy into electricity, making everyday life more expedient. However, lengthy charging times and short overall battery life can be a burden.

Bacteria, deadwood and climate change—forest floor as carbon sink

With the support of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, an international group of researchers is investigating to what extent the forest floor serves as a carbon sink and how bacteria and fungi interact in this context. The researchers have found deadwood to be populated by a great diversity of life.

Team identifies mechanisms behind resistance to FGFR inhibitor drug

The first genetic mechanisms conferring acquired resistance to a promising group of targeted cancer drugs have now been identified by researchers.

Colorectal Cancer Rates Up Among Young Adults; What You Should Know

Researchers predict that 13,500 new cases of colon and rectal cancers will be diagnosed in Americans under age 50 this year; in all age groups, about 100,000 cases of colon cancer and nearly 40,000 cases of rectal cancer are expecte...

Spread of ages is key to impact of disease, animal study finds

(University of Edinburgh) How a disease outbreak affects a group of animals depends on the breakdown of ages in the population, research has shown.

National MS Society-Sponsored Group Creates Tool Set to Measure Outcomes in MS Clinical Trials

Four newly published articles, the focused work of a group of researchers, evaluate the validity of four outcome measures commonly used in clinical trials of multiple sclerosis (MS) to set standards for such measures, the National MS Society recently reported. Show More Summary

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