Beta blockers may lead to new novel triple negative breast cancer treatments

Science Daily - Tue, 01/03/2016 - 6:11pm
New research shows that a commonly prescribed class of high blood pressure drugs may have the potential to slow the growth of triple negative breast cancer tumors. These drugs, called 'beta blockers' work by counteracting the pro-growth effect caused by adrenaline by affecting the the beta2-adrenoceptor.
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We Must Regulate Bitcoin. Problem Is, We Don’t Understand It

Wired News - Tue, 01/03/2016 - 6:09pm
Regulation should be elaborated carefully lest it curtail the future of blockchain technologies. The post We Must Regulate Bitcoin. Problem Is, We Don't Understand It appeared first on WIRED.









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Analysis finds tax credit extensions can impact renewable energy deployment, electric sector

Science Daily - Tue, 01/03/2016 - 6:09pm
New analysis explores the potential impact of recently extended federal tax credits on the deployment of renewable generation technologies and related US electric sector carbon dioxide emissions.
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Campuses need safety planning to protect abuse victims, study finds

Science Daily - Tue, 01/03/2016 - 6:09pm
With up to half of college students experiencing abuse by an intimate partner at least once during their college careers, safety planning should be added to prevention and education programs in higher education, according to a research brief.
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Regulating neuronal membrane lipids could be the key to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Science Daily - Tue, 01/03/2016 - 6:09pm
Using latest-generation molecular simulations researchers have demonstrated that a decrease in polyunsaturated lipids in neuronal membranes, as seen in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's sufferers, directly affects the binding rate of dopamine and adenosine receptors.
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Neutrophils 'vacuum' microbes away from brain

Science Daily - Tue, 01/03/2016 - 6:09pm
Researchers have discovered a new way that white blood cells (neutrophils) defend our brains from infection -- they move the microbes from our brains' blood vessels or vasculature so they can be disposed elsewhere instead of just killing them at the site of infection.
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High-carbon coal products could derail China's clean energy efforts

Science Daily - Tue, 01/03/2016 - 6:09pm
China's plan to ramp up production of new chemicals and synthetic fuels made from coal could derail recent efforts to lower its carbon dioxide emissions and instead lock the Chinese government into high-carbon investments for years to come, a new study finds.
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These Squiggly Signatures Are Actually Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Wired News - Tue, 01/03/2016 - 6:08pm
Data artist Nicholas Rougeux turned all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets into squiggly signatures. The post These Squiggly Signatures Are Actually Shakespeare's Sonnets appeared first on WIRED.









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The Physics of Dropping Out of a Plane in an Inflatable Ball

Wired News - Tue, 01/03/2016 - 6:01pm
The MythBusters wanted to test if you could survive a fall in an inflatable ball. But how high would you have to drop it to reach terminal velocity? The post The Physics of Dropping Out of a Plane in an Inflatable Ball appeared first on WIRED.









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By the Numbers: Astronaut Scott Kelly's Year-in-Space Mission

Space.com - Tue, 01/03/2016 - 5:55pm
Five thousand four hundred forty. That is how many times NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko circled the Earth during their record-setting yearlong mission on board the International Space Station.
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Stargazer Spies Star Clusters of the Gemini Constellation (Photo)

Space.com - Tue, 01/03/2016 - 5:50pm
Nearly the size of the full moon in the sky, M35 shines in this image. To it’s lower left is NGC2158, another similar star cluster that lies much further away, at 11,000 light years away. The image was taken by Ron Brecher from Guelph, Ontario in 2012.
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A Third of All HTTPS Websites Vulnerable To DROWN Attack

Slashdot - Tue, 01/03/2016 - 5:48pm
An anonymous reader writes: The OpenSSL project has released versions 1.0.2g and 1.0.1s to address a high severity security issue known as the DROWN attack (CVE-2016-0800) which allows attackers to break HTTPS and steal encrypted information. In layman terms, the attack uses an improperly patched issue (from 1998) in SSL to attack websites using the more modern TLS protocol. Servers where admins use SSL and TLS are in danger. Additionally, servers where only TLS is used, but the admins are sharing the same certificate for other servers where they have SSL, are also vulnerable, since the attack targets RSA, employed in both SSL and TLS. The entire attack is also easy to carry out, costing only $440 on Amazon EC2.

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'Train Like a Martian' Challenge Inspires Kids to Get Active

Space.com - Tue, 01/03/2016 - 5:38pm
The nonprofit group The Mars Generation is inviting children and adults to "Train Like a Martian" between April 18 and 24.
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'Hen's Wings' Glow Blue in Enchanting Hubble Telescope Image

Space.com - Tue, 01/03/2016 - 5:24pm
The glowing, symmetrical wings of Hen 2-437 shine in luminescent blue in a new image obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope.
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Japanese Court Demands 'Right To Be Forgotten' For Sex Offender

Slashdot - Tue, 01/03/2016 - 5:07pm
An anonymous reader writes: A Tokyo court has ordered that Google remove any results linked to the arrest of a sex offender, after a judge ruled that he deserves to rebuild his life 'unhindered' by online records of his criminal history. Citing the right to be forgotten, the Saitma district court demanded the removal of all personal information online related to the conviction. Judge Hisaki Kobayashi argued that, dependent on the nature of the crime, an individual should be able to go through a fair rehabilitation process, which would include a clean sheet on their online records after a certain amount of time has passed. In this case, the unnamed man had requested that information from more than three years ago, related to his child prostitution and pornography crimes, be removed from Google's results.

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Return to Earth: An Astronaut's View of Coming Home

Space.com - Tue, 01/03/2016 - 5:02pm
When you've spent months in space, what's it like to come home? Unique perspective from retired ISS commander Leroy Chiao.
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What you know can affect how you see

Science Daily - Tue, 01/03/2016 - 5:01pm
Do you see what I see? Maybe not, if you know more about it than I do. Using the Arabic alphabet as a frame of reference, researchers studied how experts in the language and novices viewed various letters and found clear evidence that visual processing is influenced by experience.
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Turning on blood flow turns on fat-burning brown fat in mice

Science Daily - Tue, 01/03/2016 - 5:00pm
Increasing the blood flow in brown fat causes it to burn more calories in mice and may help treat obesity, a new study reports.
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Finally, an Exhaustive Structural Analysis of ‘Damn Daniel’

Wired News - Tue, 01/03/2016 - 5:00pm
Damn Daniel wasn't just another incomprehensible meme. It was a sublime distillation of the last half-century of pop culture. The post Finally, an Exhaustive Structural Analysis of 'Damn Daniel' appeared first on WIRED.









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'The Wrong Wrights': Kids Save Flight in New Smithsonian Comic

Space.com - Tue, 01/03/2016 - 5:00pm
Four young museumgoers travel back in time to save the future of winged aircraft (and spacecraft, too) in a new comic for young readers released by Smithsonian Books.
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