Moments – Introduces Several Versions Of Blockchain Technology
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Moments – Introduces Several Versions Of Blockchain Technology

Moments, an open-source third generation blockchain ecosystem, is leveraging the energies of blockchain and AI applied science to “build the world’s most fully decentralized monetary market, creating a complete DeFi ecosystem: loans, financial savings, cost app, automated accounting system,” among others. The aim is to build a future where decentralized monetary trading is the order […]

High risk of permafrost thaw
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High risk of permafrost thaw

Arctic temperatures are rising rapidly, and permafrost is melting. Carbon released into the atmosphere from permafrost soils will accelerate climate change, but the magnitude of this effect remains highly uncertain. Our collective estimate is that carbon will be released more rapidly than the model suggests, and at levels that are cause for serious concern. We

Turning the world upside down
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Turning the world upside down

This month, and again in January, hundreds of scientists in Antarctica will set up their instruments to mark the 100th anniversary of the first explorers to reach the South Pole. Most people will see the centenary as the end of a very romantic race between Roald Amundsen’s dog-sledding Norwegian and Robert Scott’s man-howling Brits. Yet

Psychology must learn a lesson from fraud case
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Psychology must learn a lesson from fraud case

In 1977, two jumbo jets collided at an airport on the island of Tenerife. The highly respected pilot of the KLM aircraft was under pressure to depart, and ignored several signs and warnings that the Pan Am Jumbo had not yet cleared the runway. They took off in the fog without proper clearance and 583

What to do to improve postgraduate mental health
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What to do to improve postgraduate mental health

It is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States, and next week is Mental Health Awareness Week in the United Kingdom. And awareness is certainly increasing. Already this year, reports, surveys and studies have documented psychological experiences experienced by the aged, young, school children, men, women, soldiers, immigrants and refugees, football players, dancers, actors,

The #MeToo campaign is gaining ground in China
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The #MeToo campaign is gaining ground in China

Nearly 20 years ago, a student at Peking University in Beijing alleged that she was sexually assaulted and raped by a professor. His case had little impact at the time, but it is happening now. The issues it raises highlight two points of view on how the #MeToo movement is now operating on the campuses

Crowdsourced quantum reality-check gets crowdsourced peer review
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Crowdsourced quantum reality-check gets crowdsourced peer review

On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, crowds of Cubans took to the streets of Havana to pay their last respects to Fidel Castro. On the same day, fans gathered to watch Spanish football stalwart Hercules surprise Barcelona one-on-one in their Copa del Rey match. And to test a central feature of quantum mechanics, a crowd of

When will clinical trials finally reflect diversity
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When will clinical trials finally reflect diversity

Since the late 1990s, the number of countries contributing clinical-trial data used by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve drugs has nearly doubled (see ‘Going Global’). Yet this global expansion of study locations has not been accompanied by a similar increase in the racial diversity of those enrolled. In 1997, 92% of

Scite.ai tracks positive and negative citations
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Scite.ai tracks positive and negative citations

The number of new papers on the pandemic is doubling every two weeks, and shows no signs of slowing down. Many of these papers are first published on preprint servers, meaning they are made public before peer review. This makes it difficult to judge their qualifications. Now, a start-up company says its platform — called

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