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Nuevos problemas en bebés nacidos con síndrome de zika

Fuente: SciDev   [SÃO PAULO] Los niños nacidos con anomalías causadas por el virus zika adquirido durante el embarazo de sus madres pueden desarrollar problemas insospechados de salud a medida que...

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A Chinese Empire Reborn

Source: New York TimesI am the son of two empires, the United States and China. I was born in and raised around Washington in the Nixon-to-Reagan era, but my parents grew up in villages in southern...

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Germany vs Elsevier: universities win temporary journal access after refusing to pay fees

Source: NatureThe Dutch publishing giant Elsevier has granted uninterrupted access to its paywalled journals for researchers at around 200 German universities and research institutes that had refused...

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Reward research that changes society

Source: NatureThere is a classic narrative that stresses the importance and value of fundamental science. To make progress, one must take persistence by researchers, mix in patient financial support...

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Half of the world population without health services, says WHO/World Bank report

Source: MercoPressAt least half of the world’s population cannot obtain essential health services, according to a new report from the World Bank and WHO. And each year, large numbers of households are...

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La maravilla del mercado

por Josué Montijo/ ENDIEn el número 3 de la calle Bailester, Singapur, existe un local comercial de lo más sugerente. Se llama The Fragment Room y, según su página web, está diseñado para que los...

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Supercomputing poised for a massive speed boost

Source: NatureAt the end of July, workers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee began filling up a cavernous room with the makings of a computational behemoth: row upon row of neatly...

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Nobel laureates demand release of Iranian scholar facing death sentence

Source: NatureSome 75 Nobel prizewinners have called on the Iranian government to release Ahmadreza Djalali, a researcher in disaster medicine who was sentenced to death last month. The letter is the...

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Hungary rewards highly cited scientists with bonus grants

Source: NatureEarlier this year, cell biologist Attila Reményi was facing his toughest decision since returning to his native Hungary a decade ago. With his generous start-up funding about to run out,...

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October 2017: Earth's 4th Warmest October on Record

Source: WeatherUndergroundOctober 2017 was Earth's fourth warmest October since record keeping began in 1880, said NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) on Friday. NOAA rated...

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Chomsky: “EE UU es el origen del problema del narco”

Fuente: El PaisUn gobernante habilidoso y demagogo, que ha sabido conectar con los “miedos legítimos” de parte de la sociedad, “como antes lo hicieron Hitler o Mussolini”. Así dibujó este miércoles a...

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Resurrected malaria strategy saves thousands of lives in Africa

Source: NatureIn a sea of high-tech malaria fixes — everything from drug-delivery by drone to gene-edited mosquitoes — an old-fashioned approach is saving thousands of children in West Africa,...

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Asia is the cradle of almost every cholera epidemic, genome studies show

Source: Science MagazineIn perhaps the most famous example of shoe-leather epidemiology, U.K. physician John Snow mapped cholera cases in London in 1854 to pinpoint a water pump on Broad Street as the...

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The new thermodynamics: how quantum physics is bending the rules

Source: NatureIt would take a foolhardy physicist to dare attempt to break the laws of thermodynamics. But it turns out that there may be ways to bend them. At a lab at the University of Oxford, UK,...

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Spanish government takes control of Catalonian universities

Source: NatureThe Spanish government has taken over responsibility for higher education and research in Catalonia, following the region’s unilateral declaration of independence on 27 October. It will...

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‘IOTROOP’ BOTNET COULD DWARF MIRAI IN SIZE AND DEVASTATION

Source: Threat Post A botnet, which is adding new bots every day, has already infected one million businesses during the past month and could easily eclipse the size and devastation caused by...

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A New IoT Botnet Storm is Coming

Source: CheckpointNew cyber-storm clouds are gathering. Check Point Researchers have discovered a brand new Botnet, dubbed ‘IoTroop’, evolving and recruiting IoT devices at a far greater pace and with...

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Out of the Syrian crisis, a data revolution takes shape

Source: NatureShadows shroud Issam Salim's face as he recounts the operations he's performed. Yesterday, he tended to fractures, mangled limbs and intestinal injuries caused by an explosion from an...

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Maryam Mirzakhani (1977–2017)

Source: NatureMaryam Mirzakhani was one of the greatest mathematicians of her generation. She made monumental contributions to the study of the dynamics and geometry of mathematical objects called...

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75,000 Turks Arrested So Far for Downloading Encrypted Messaging App

Source: Hacker News WARNING: If you are Turkish and using or have installed ByLock—a little-known encrypted messaging app—you could be detained by Turkish authorities.You might be thinking...

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Citing Russian Ties, Homeland Security Boots Kaspersky Software From Government Agencies

Source: Gizmodo American government agencies are now banned from using software created by the Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab and will have to begin removing Kaspersky products from their...

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Jordan seeks to become an oasis of water-saving technology

Source: NatureFor centuries, the land now called Jordan has been one of the world’s driest places. Today, the nation’s water supply is more constrained than ever: wells are running dry, groundwater is...

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Global fingerprints of sea-level rise revealed by satellites

Source: NatureAs an ice sheet melts, it leaves a unique signature behind. Complex geological processes distribute the meltwater in a distinct pattern, or 'fingerprint', that causes seas to rise...

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Does Anyone Really Trust Trump to Handle the North Korea Nuclear Crisis?

Source: GizmodoWhen the Obama administration left the White House, top officials warned that the No. 1 problem the incoming Trump administration would face globally is North Korea.Nearly eight long...

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Mejoran precisión para diagnosticar el zika

Fuente: SciDev.net   Una metodología para diagnosticar el zika desarrollada por científicos brasileros redujo de 50% a 9% la posibilidad de que los ensayos confundan la presencia de infecciones de...

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