Measles is killing more people in the DRC than Ebola—and faster
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Measles is killing more people in the DRC than Ebola—and faster

Enlarge / A man receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse outside the Afia Himbi Health Center on July 15, 2019 in Goma. Getty | PAMELA TULIZO…

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Personalised cancer treatments are becoming more common in the UK
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Personalised cancer treatments are becoming more common in the UK

Immunotherapies can seek and destroy cancer cellsEYE OF SCIENCE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Chelsea WhyteCancer treatment is becoming more precise through personalised therapies. A survey of more…

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SpaceX nears completion of Dragon investigation, has a “good path forward”
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SpaceX nears completion of Dragon investigation, has a “good path forward”

Enlarge / A 2018 view of the clean room where the spacecraft for the first crewed Dragon mission was nearing completion. It will now be used for an…

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Sexual images are just as arousing for women as they are for men
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Sexual images are just as arousing for women as they are for men

When it comes to viewing pornography, male and female brains respond in the same wayHinterhaus Productions/Getty By Clare WilsonWomen’s brains react to pornography just as much as men’s,…

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Ajit Pai’s new gift to cable companies would kill local fees and rules
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Ajit Pai’s new gift to cable companies would kill local fees and rules

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaking at a press conference on October 1, 2018, in Washington DC.Getty Images | Mark Wilson reader comments 37 with 31 posters…

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Twitter is changing Twitter.com to be more like mobile app
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Twitter is changing Twitter.com to be more like mobile app

reader comments 18 with 16 posters participating, including story author Share this story Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit     The new Twitter Web…

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Lawrence of Arabia takes on Rasputin in first trailer for The King’s Man
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Lawrence of Arabia takes on Rasputin in first trailer for The King’s Man

reader comments 6 with 6 posters participating Share this story Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Ralph Fiennes plays T.E. Lawrence, who forms a fledgling…

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Italian police raid of neo-fascist militants finds air-to-air missile
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Italian police raid of neo-fascist militants finds air-to-air missile

Enlarge / Hmm, what's this doing there?Italian General Investigations and Special Operations Division (DIGOS) reader comments 90 with 59 posters participating, including story author Share this story Share…

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The plan to build mega wind farms and artificial islands in North Sea
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The plan to build mega wind farms and artificial islands in North Sea

Mega wind farms could be built in the North SeaPaul D Hunter photography/Alamy By Adam VaughanRadical plans for artificial islands connecting a series of mega windfarms in the…

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Germany threatens to break up with Microsoft Office—again
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Germany threatens to break up with Microsoft Office—again

Enlarge / Germany's government continues its history of principled Microsoft opposition.Flickr user fdecomite reader comments 8 with 8 posters participating, including story author Share this story Share on…

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Why is there no smoking in Gears 5? It depends on who you ask
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Why is there no smoking in Gears 5? It depends on who you ask

Enlarge / Don't expect any more cigar-chomping characters to show up in the Gears games going forward. reader comments 16 with 16 posters participating Share this story Share…

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Terraforming Mars with strange silica blanket could let plants thrive
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Terraforming Mars with strange silica blanket could let plants thrive

A simple way to terraform Mars could help make it suitable for humansLavaHive By Leah CraneNurturing life on Mars may be as simple as bringing a thin blanket…

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Flay your mind: Stranger Things S3 just might be the show’s best season yet
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Flay your mind: Stranger Things S3 just might be the show’s best season yet

Enlarge / Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and the gang are back to face down yet another supernatural threat to Hawkins, Indiana, in the third season of Stranger ThingsYouTube/Netflix…

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Elephants help forests store more carbon by destroying smaller plants
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Elephants help forests store more carbon by destroying smaller plants

Naturally boosting the forest’s carbon-carrying capacity IAN REDMOND / naturepl.com By Sam WongElephants do a lot of damage to plants as they stomp around the jungle, but, counterintuitively,…

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There aren’t enough space explosions to explain strange radio bursts
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There aren’t enough space explosions to explain strange radio bursts

The source of fast radio bursts remains a mystery Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF; Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA By Leah CraneMany of the brightest, weirdest phenomena in space come…

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Anorexia is a metabolic disorder as well as a psychiatric one
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Anorexia is a metabolic disorder as well as a psychiatric one

Anorexia may be linked to many genetic variantsGetty images By Jessica HamzelouAnorexia nervosa isn’t just a psychiatric condition – it is a metabolic one, too, according to a…

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You’re less empathetic when you’ve been drinking heavily
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You’re less empathetic when you’ve been drinking heavily

Alcohol may impair your ability to judge how others are feelingGetty/Shironosov By Chelsea WhyteDrinking more alcohol may make you less empathetic, according to a study that measured empathetic…

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India’s moon mission Chandrayaan 2 delayed just before launch
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India’s moon mission Chandrayaan 2 delayed just before launch

Heading for the moon – but not yetISRO HANDOUT PHOTOGRAPHS HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock By Leah CraneIndia’s mission back to the moon is facing some setbacks. Its launch, scheduled for 14…

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The Snapdragon 855 is getting an upgrade to the Snapdragon 855+
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The Snapdragon 855 is getting an upgrade to the Snapdragon 855+

Enlarge reader comments 3 with 3 posters participating Share this story Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Today Qualcomm announced a mid-cycle upgrade for the…

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Ars is hiring a technology reporter
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Ars is hiring a technology reporter

EnlargeGetty / Aurich Lawson reader comments 36 with 26 posters participating, including story author Share this story Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Ars Technica…

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Targeting mitochondria in neurons may help relieve severe forms of MS
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Targeting mitochondria in neurons may help relieve severe forms of MS

The insulating covers of nerve cells are damaged in multiple sclerosisGetty/Selvanegra By Chelsea WhytePeople with the more severe forms of multiple sclerosis are known to have dysfunctional mitochondria…

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