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Caña de azúcar: aliada de energías limpias

Fuente: SciDev   [CURITIBA] La fabricación de etanol de caña de azúcar reduciría las importaciones de combustibles fósiles, y el bagazo de esa misma planta mejoraría el acceso a la electricidad en los...

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How secure is Internet traffic?

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Chinese space station remains dumps into the South Pacific

Source: MercoPressChina's Tiangong-1 space station re-entered the earth’s atmosphere and burnt up over the middle of the South Pacific on Monday, the Chinese space authority said. The craft re-entered...

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Cambridge Analytica Goons Brag About Winning the Election for Trump in New Undercover Video

Source: GizmodoCambridge Analytica, the data-firm that’s wrapped up in a massive scandal with Facebook, is having a very bad week. Following Monday’s reveal of an undercover video showing executives...

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Attack of the extreme floods

Source: NatureOn 8 September 2017, Thomas Wahl checked in at London’s Gatwick Airport for a nearly-empty flight to Orlando, Florida. A coastal engineer at the University of Central Florida, Wahl knew...

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1.7 Tbps DDoS Attack — ​Memcached UDP Reflections Set New Record

Source: Hacker NewsThe bar has been raised.As more amplified attacks were expected following the record-breaking 1.35 Tbps Github DDoS attack, someone has just set a new record after only four days —...

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Indonesian scientists hamstrung by year-long funding delay

Source: NatureIndonesian scientists expecting to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars for research are stuck in limbo because the country’s first dedicated science-funding agency is struggling to...

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Indonesia's Mount Sinabung Volcano Erupted Today and the Photos Are Spooky as Hell

Source: GizmodoThe photos and video emerging from the Indonesian island of Sumatra right now are absolutely terrifying. Thankfully, no one has been hurt, but the smoke and ash bubbling from Mount...

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Polar bears are wasting away in a changing climate

Source: NaturePolar bears have become the poster child for climate change, but their situation might be worse than researchers thought, according to a recent study. These Arctic mammals need a lot...

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Anti-Darwin comments in India outrage scientists

Source: NatureThousands of scientists in India have signed an online petition protesting against comments by a higher-education minister who last week publicly questioned the scientific validity of...

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A BAMBOO TOWER THAT PRODUCES WATER FROM AIR

Source: WiredTHE WARKAWATER TOWER is an unlikely structure to find jutting from the Ethiopian landscape. At 30 feet tall and 13 feet wide, it’s not half as big as its namesake tree (which can loom 75...

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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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