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Feb 20, 2019

Samsung just announced the first foldable phone you can buy and it will cost $1,980

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Samsung announced the Galaxy Fold phone during a press event in San Francisco. It’s the first foldable phone consumers will be able to buy.

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Feb 20, 2019

Meet the newest known moon of Neptune

Posted by in category: space

The wee world, named after a mythical sea creature, has a surprisingly brutal past.

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Feb 20, 2019

Heart attacks rising among young women, study shows

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

(CNN) — The risk of having a heart attack appears to be rising among young women, according to a new study, and researchers are trying to figure out why.

When analyzed across five-year intervals, the overall proportion of heart attack-related hospital admissions in the United States attributable to young patients, ages 35 to 54, steadily climbed from 27% in 1995–99 to 32% in 2010–14, with the largest increase observed in young women, according to the study, published recently in the journal Circulation.

During those periods, there was a rise in these admissions from 21% to 31% among young women, compared with 30% to 33% among young men, the study showed.

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Feb 20, 2019

Tennessee Teen Builds Working Nuclear Fusion Reactor at Home

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A Tennessee teen has become the youngest person in America—and possibly the world—to build a working nuclear reactor and achieve fusion.

Jackson Oswalt, now 14, set out on the ambitious project when he was just 12, according to USA Today, and achieved nuclear fusion in his Memphis home just hours before he turned 13 on Jan. 19, 2018.

“A couple of years back, all I did was play video games,” he told the news outlet. “And I decided I didn’t want to spend all my life doing video games.”

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Feb 20, 2019

Nature Retracts Paper on Delivery System for CAR T Immunotherapy

Posted by in category: futurism

The manuscript had amassed more than about problematic figures and data on PubPeer.

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Feb 20, 2019

14 Reasons Why People 100 Years Ago Died So Much Younger [INFOGRAPHIC]

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During the pre-vaccination years, people died at younger ages not only because of poor sanitation and hygiene, but also mostly due to these 14 fatal diseases.

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Feb 20, 2019

NASA, SpaceX Demo-1 Briefings, Events and Broadcasts

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NASA and commercial crew provider SpaceX are targeting 2:48 a.m. EST Saturday, March 2, for the launch of the Demo-1 uncrewed flight test to the International Space Station. The uncrewed test flights will be the first time a commercially-built and operated American rocket and spacecraft designed for humans will launch to the space station.

Live coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website Friday, Feb. 22 with prelaunch events.

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will launch on a Falcon 9 rocket from the historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. About 10 minutes after launch, Crew Dragon will reach its preliminary orbit. It is scheduled to dock to station Sunday, March 3 at 5:55 a.m. ESThe Crew Dragon spacecraft will carry about 400 pounds of crew supplies and equipment to the space station and return some critical research samples to Earth.

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Feb 20, 2019

A CRISPR Gene Therapy for Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, life extension

Researchers at the Salk Institute have moved a step closer to a possible therapy for Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that is often described as accelerated aging, as people with it appear to age far faster than normal. Using a new CRISPR/Cas9 gene therapy in a mouse model, they were able to slow down the pace of the condition, improve health, and increase lifespan.

What is Hutchinson-Gilford progeria?

Progeria is a degenerative disorder caused by a mutation in the LMNA gene. This disease has an early onset and progresses rapidly, and animals and humans with progeria show symptoms that are similar to regular aging, only on a much-accelerated timescale, giving them drastically shorter lifespans than normal. Humans with this condition rarely live very long, with the average being only 13 years old.

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Feb 20, 2019

President Donald J. Trump is Establishing America’s Space Force

Posted by in categories: military, space

Learn more about the framework that will establish the United States Space Force.

LEADING IN A NEW WARFIGHTING DOMAIN: President Trump knows warfare is changing – space is now a warfighting domain just like the air, land and sea.

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Feb 20, 2019

Science Saturday: Multi-Level Selection Theory | Razib Khan & David Sloan Wilson [Science Saturday]

Posted by in categories: evolution, science

Looks like an interesting new book.

01:34 Group selection: what it is and why it’s controversial
16:58 David defends group selection against its strongest critics.
28:09 Does group selection have a socialist dark side?
38:21 Razib on how a scientist went in a “dark direction”
47:19 Using evolutionary science to solve real-world problems.
56:23 How understanding evolution can make you a better teacher.

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