Scientists set out to find planets around other stars in a quest for a second Earth a planet with the potential to host life. Since the first exoplanet discovery in the 1990s, scientists have found a plethora of worlds around different stars in the Milky Way, the galaxy that hosts the solar system. According to the NASA Exoplanets website, over 4,000 exoplanets have been discovered to date.
The findings suggest that these differences drive the social problems in the mice and perhaps in autistic people with mutations in the gene. The results appeared 25 November in Nature Neuroscience.The work is some of the first to explore the way neurons in the prefrontal cortex recognize and decipher, or encode, social information.
Read: NASA shares incredible reflection of the Milky Way Galaxy from world #39;s largest mirrorDr Sanjib Sharma, lead Author from ASTRO 3D and Australia #39;s University of Sydney said, "This finding clears up a mystery. Earlier data about the age distribution of stars in the disc didn #39;t agree with the models constructed to describe it, but no one knew where the error lay in the data or the models. Now we #39;re pretty sure we #39;ve found it. "
Welcome to Foreign Policy s weekly China Brief. The highlights this week: As foreign governments back Hong Kong s protesters, China s diplomacy is becoming more aggressive, why Chinese students top the new global education rankings, and Huawei finds a new hardware supply chain.If you would like to receive China Brief in your inbox every Wednesday, please sign up here.
Full screen Apparently, there are 36,750 different ways to drive. Not our words, of course they re the findings of a new study commissioned by Hyundai. And, because our attention span can be measured in picoseconds, we immediately drifted away from whatever point Hyundai was trying to make and started pondering: what could some of these 36,750 ways to drive include?
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;We look forward to hearing the NLRB;s findings, which we expect will confirm that Google acted unlawfully,; ex Googlers Laurence Berland, Paul Duke, Rebecca Rivers and Sophie Waldman wrote on Medium today.The plan is to argue that Google fired them for organizing, which is a protected activity. As the Thanksgiving Four outlined on Medium, they organized around a variety of topics, including Google ''s treatment of its temporary, vendor and contractor workers, Google ''s alleged retaliation against employees who organized, the company ''s work with Customs and Border Protection and more.
Depending on how eager you are to anthropomorphize robots, the ;hotel; designation might not be quite as appropriate as ;garage; #8212; this unit is essentially a protected parking space for robots when not in use, helping to protect them from potential dangers presented by being in space, including exposure to radiation, and the potential to get hit by micrometeors and other debris.The first guests at the hotel will be two robots called Robotic External Leak Locators (RELL #8212; because acronyms). They do what it says on the tin, finding leaks in the ISS exterior hull from the outside, which is a key job. And in the past, they 've been stored inside the ISS when not in use, but space is at a premium in the station itself, so any time you can save some it ''s good news for astronauts and for ongoing research and other equipment.
I ve been using the UniFi Dream Machine on my home network for the past couple of weeks, so consider this a review of the device.Ubiquiti is a well known networking brand. Most people are familiar with the company s access points those rounded antennas that you can find around schools, companies and public spaces.
POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD Cohan;s return to The Walking Dead became possible when ABC cancelled her show, Whiskey Cavalier. Although, producers teased that she would have been able to make a cameo. On screen, her character left her leadership position at Hilltop to find new communities with a woman named Georgie.Maggie has been gone for the entirety of the time jump since the departure of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln). Her character has been brought up in conversation but we haven ''t heard from or seen her during this period.
Washington D.C. USA , Nov 30 (ANI): In what could be a piece of great news for men with advanced prostate cancer, a new study has claimed that they can live two more years or even more on immunotherapy.Yes, the study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has found that those with advanced prostate cancer who have exhausted all other treatment options could benefit from immunotherapy.Researchers also found that a small proportion of men were ''super responders' and were alive and well even after the trial had ended despite having had a very poor prognosis before treatment.They found that one in 20 men with end stage prostate cancer responded to the immunotherapy pembrolizumab but although the number who benefited was small, these patients sometimes gained years of extra life.The most dramatic responses came in patients whose tumours had mutations in genes involved in repairing DNA, and the researchers are investigating whether this group might especially benefit from immunotherapy.The phase II clinical trial was led globally by a team at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and The Royal Marsden Foundation Trust, and involved 258 men with advanced prostate cancer who had previously been treated and become resistant to androgen deprivation therapy and docetaxel chemotherapy.Overall, 5 per cent of men treated with pembrolizumab saw their tumours actually shrink or disappear, while a larger group of 19 per cent had some evidence of tumour response with a decrease in prostate specific antigen (PSA) level.Among a group of 166 patients with particularly advanced disease and high levels of PSA, the average length of survival was 8.1 months with pembrolizumab.Nine of these patients saw their disease disappear or partly disappear on scans. And of these, four were super responders who remained on treatment at the end of study follow up, with responses lasting for at least 22 months.Meanwhile, a second group of patients whose PSA levels were lower but whose disease had spread to the bone lived for an average of 14.1 months on pembrolizumab.The study also compared the effectiveness of pembrolizumab in men whose tumours had a protein called PD L1 on the surface of their cancer cells and those whose tumours did not.Targeting PD L1 activity with pembrolizumab takes the 'brakes' off the immune system, setting it free to attack cancer cells.Commenting on the findings, Professor Johann de Bono, Regius Professor of Cancer Research at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and Consultant Medical Oncologist at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, said: "Our study has shown that a small proportion of men with very advanced prostate cancer are super responders to immunotherapy and could live for at least two years and possibly considerably longer."Adding to it, Professor Paul Workman, Chief Executive of The Institute of Cancer Research, London, said: "Immunotherapy has had tremendous benefits for some cancer patients and it''s fantastic news that even in prostate cancer, where we don''t see much immune activity, a proportion of men are responding well to treatment." (ANI)
This also held true for women, with one third of women of low socioeconomic status suffering from obesity as opposed to 15.5% of those considered to be of high socioeconomic status. A man walks into a McDonald;s restaurant in central Jerusalem, on April 13, 2016. (Nati Shohat Flash90) Despite increases in the adult obesity rate, however, the NIHP report showed that childhood obesity is on the way down, with 6.9% of children reported to be significantly overweight. This is a slight drop of 7% 8% over previous years. The NIHP also found that around 20% of Israelis aged 16 74 smoke, a figure that appears to be in line with figures provided by the Health Ministry earlier this year, which reported that about one fifth, or 19.8 percent, of adult Israelis over age 21 are smokers. According to the NIHP, smoking rates also correspond to socioeconomic status, with men of low status smoking around twice as much as their high status counterparts. Arab and Haredi women were reported to have lower smoking rates. These figures did not account for the use of e cigarettes. Israelis smoking and drinking. (photo credit: Miriam Alster Flash90) The report stated that smoking rates remained relatively high despite recent efforts by legislators to stub out the habit among Israelis and claims by the Health Ministry that smokers are increasingly looking to quit. According to the ministry, 2% of smokers, or 24,865 people, applied for treatments to stop smoking this year, nearly double the figure in 2010. The fight against smoking has seen several sweeping changes in policy and law in recent years. Earlier this year, the Knesset passed into law new restrictions on advertising. Tobacco products cannot be advertised on Israeli internet sites, television or in public buildings. Ads are limited to print media only. A directive last year made smoking illegal in public entertainment venues, such as amusement parks and sports stadiums. In line with with global trends, the smoking rate in Israel fell from about 45 percent in the early 1980s to about 20 percent or less in the years since 2011. In 2016, that number rose to 22.5% before dropping back to around 20% in subsequent years. The NIHP also reported that while vaccination rates remain high, there has been a drop in the flu vaccination rate among those over the age of 65, with only 60.5% of those in this age cohort being vaccinated in 2018, down from 63.1% in 2016.Meanwhile, the Kan public broadcaster reported Sunday a slight increase in the number of people diagnosed with HIV in Israel. According to the outlet, 2018 saw 427 cases, compared to 399 cases among those aged 15 or older the previous year.
Kim Stallwood and Philip McKibbin challenge animal lovers and animal advocates to think differently about their relationship with animals from the perspective of the Politics of Love.Would you say you re an animal lover ? It isn t difficult to find people who say they love animals. Many of us have cats or dogs, or both. In the United Kingdom, for example, almost half of households have pets. Very often these animals are thought of as family members. And a lot of us enjoy watching television programmes, like David Attenborough s, that bring the wonders of the natural world into our homes. Yet most of those who call themselves animal lovers knowingly participate in animal cruelty by eating meat, for example. Children easily appreciate the inconsistency here, but most adults still make excuses for their behaviour.
TwitterEmailIllustration: WIRED StaffFacebookTwitterEmailThanksgiving is a busy time of the year filled with travel, family, and (hopefully) fun. It #x27;s also when holiday deals season fully kicks off. To help minimize the amount of time you spend hunting for deals, we #x27;ve rounded up the best smartphone and smartwatch sales around the internet. Below, you #x27;ll also find deals on ebook readers and accessories like wireless chargers, battery packs, and cases.If you #x27;re shopping through the weekend, be sure to keep this page bookmarked. We will update this post through the weekend with new deals. If an item is no longer at its deal price or sold out, we cross it out. Deal prices sometimes return and items come back in stock faster than we can update, so it never hurts to check for yourself.
The bizarre Mars anomalies spotted on Terra Sabaea were shot in high definition by the NASA Mars Orbiter. Self proclaimed alien life expert Scott Waring took to his etdatabase.com blog to discuss his findings.Waring said: ”I have found some alien structures in a Mars photo.
A photo of the mole on NASA''s InSight lander trying to drill into the Martian surface. NASA hide caption
Researchers at the Australian National University (ANU) took a deep dive into online conspiracy forums to study the people who write them. The study, published in PLOS ONE, trawled through more than two billion Reddit comments to build a profile of conspiracy theorists. Surprisingly, the research found conspiracists, on the whole, tend to be pretty ordinary individuals.According to ANU ''s Dr Colin Klein, conspiracy theorists on Reddit''s R Conspiracy forum discuss a wide range of topics from UFOs to the 9 11 terrorist attacks.