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Explainer: Protecting the 5G future – what’s the problem?

June 18, 2019 No Comments

(Reuters) – Britain’s plan to allow Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies a restricted role in its next generation mobile networks is part of a heated international debate over the security risks so-called 5G technology presents. FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen in front of a displayed Huawei and 5G network logo in this illustration…

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Why Are Women Under-Represented in Physics?

June 18, 2019 No Comments

Six months ago CERN hosted a workshop on “High Energy Theory and Gender.” Nearly all the contributors to this and previous workshops on the same topic endorsed the view that gender imbalances in physics, particularly in the higher echelons, are predominantly due to sexual discrimination. The following phrases appeared in the presentations: “men mobilize their…

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A global dispute is raving about the dangers and promise of shaping advancement

June 18, 2019 No Comments

Humans have been sculpting nature to our tastes on a small scale for thousands of years. Now, however, we’re contemplating change on a much bigger scale, thanks to a growing understanding of genetics.Reuters/Mariana BazoMaking nature tastier.Cultivators have throughout history bred plants deliberately to improve the chances of reproducing desired outcomes, growing bigger squash or sweeter…

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Revamping Notre Dame for a New Era with a Greenhouse Roof

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It seems like proposals to restore the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris came pouring in before the blaze that destroyed its spire and roof was even extinguished. Grappling with devastating damage to a historic and architectural icon, observers around the world immediately began to debate whether the cathedral should be recreated as faithfully as possible…

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Should Pluto Be a Planet Once again? Casual Vote Provides Assistance After Professionals Argument

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Debate has raged about whether to consider Pluto a planet ever since it was characterized as a dwarf planet in 2006. Views of the world from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft in 2015 complicated matters. Here, New Horizons imaged ice mountains 2 miles (3 kilometers) high on Pluto during its July 2015 flyby of the dwarf…

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SciLine expands clinical resources used to U.S. journalists

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Journalists test CRISPR skills in a lab as part of SciLine boot camp.PHOTO: JILLIAN NICKELL/CARL R. WOESE INSTITUTE FOR GENOMIC BIOLOGY/UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SciLine, a free service for journalists, recently launched a series of intensive “boot camp” courses for working journalists on scientific topics, providing reporters an opportunity to explore the world of newsworthy science…

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Dealership Sales Numbers Are Down, but Profits Are Up

June 18, 2019 No Comments

Image: Joe Raedle (Getty)The Morning ShiftAll your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn’t your time more important?   Car sales are down but dealer profits are up, China’s car market has a chance to rebound this year, a look inside of the world’s top plug-in-vehicle producer, the debate about electric vehicles, and Lincoln bets…

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There is no alternative leader … Indians know how to compare state, LS polls. BJP will win: Ravi Shankar Prasad

June 18, 2019 No Comments

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad with Associate Editor Liz Mathew in The Indian Express newsroom. (Express Photo: Renuka Puri) Contesting his first Lok Sabha election, from Patna Saheb constituency, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad argues that while the BJP has also been talking about its development work, the Opposition’s suggestion that the attacks may have…

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15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook

June 18, 2019 No Comments

The streets of Davos, Switzerland, were iced over on the night of January 25, 2018, which added a slight element of danger to the prospect of trekking to the Hotel Seehof for George Soros’ annual banquet. The aged financier has a tradition of hosting a dinner at the World Economic Forum, where he regales tycoons,…

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The argument over what Julian Assange’s arrest indicates for liberty of the press, described

June 18, 2019 No Comments

Is the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange justice against a man who broke the law, or is it a warning shot that journalism is under threat in the United States? It’s a difficult question to answer, in part because it brings up a host of other related questions: Do you consider WikiLeaks a journalistic…

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