Spirals of science Science Magazine
The timing was perfect. A few weeks after the experimental protocol that had served me for years inexplicably stopped working, my grad school adviser ...
Tragedy revisited Science Magazine
“Freedom in a commons brings ruin to all.” So argued ecologist Garrett Hardin in “The Tragedy of the Commons” in the 13 December 1968 issue of Science (1).
News at a glance Science Magazine
Plan S, the push by European science funders for immediate open access (OA) to research publications, got a boost last week when China's largest government ...
The future of science is in your hands: An interview with Michael Nielsen Boing Boing
Michael Nielsen was a Fulbright Scholar who got his Ph.D. in Physics at 24. He was already tenured when he decided just three years later to shift his attention ...
Revealing the brain's molecular architecture Science Magazine
The brain, our most complex organ, is at the root of both the cognitive and behavioral repertoires that make us unique as a species and underlies susceptibility to ...
Oh my: a psychological approach to awe – Science Weekly podcast The Guardian
Nicola Davis asks what's behind one of humanity's most powerful and possibly evolutionarily important emotions.
Wake-up call from Hong Kong Science Magazine
The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing, held in Hong Kong last month, was rocked by the revelation from a researcher from Shenzhen that ...
EPA to pursue final 'science transparency' rule in 2019 | TheHill The Hill
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to pursue next year a final version of its much-criticized rule that would restrict the scientific studies it can use ...
Scientists overhaul corn domestication story with multidisciplinary analysis Science Daily
Scientists are revising the history of one of the world's most important crops. Drawing on genetic and archaeological evidence, researchers have found that a ...
Ancient bird fossils have 'the weirdest feathers I have ever seen' Science Magazine
One hundred million years ago, the sky was filled with birds unlike those seen today, many with long, streamerlike tail feathers. Now, paleontologists have found ...
Top stories: Ebola outbreak challenges, Viking cats, and a new kind of placebo Science Magazine
Concerns about an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that surfaced in August are growing. Although communities seem to be responding ...
Nasa's Juno probe films Jupiter's storms – video | Science The Guardian
Nasa's Juno craft has captured the chaotic weather systems on Jupiter as well as taken new measurements that will help to build a map of the planet's interior.
Surprise! Tornadoes form from the ground up Science Magazine
Call Dorothy—the formation of tornadoes has been knocked on its head. New measurements from tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas suggest these storms' ...
Science photos of the year Science Magazine
Our Science Visuals team reviewed the most striking photographs we published this year. Here are the ones that moved us the most: Previous. Iguazu Falls.
Mars lander takes a selfie Science Magazine
After painstakingly swiveling the camera mounted on its robotic arm for a week, NASA's InSight spacecraft, which landed last month on Mars, has completed its ...
The End of DACA Would Be a Blow to Science Scientific American
On November 5, the eve of midterm elections, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a motion to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), bypassing ...
How deaf researchers are reinventing science communication The Verge
Science is a language unto itself, and scientists rely on precise, standard terminology for common ground in their work. But for deaf researchers and students, ...
Neurosurgery could spread protein linked to Alzheimer's, study finds The Guardian
Surgical instruments used in brain operations should be treated to ensure they are not contaminated with proteins linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to ...
5 Reasons You’re Having Enough Sex, According to Science Fatherly
Most people are having enough sex for optimal health and happiness, and for everyone else that goal is more attainable than they might think, studies show.
Did maize dispersal precede domestication? Science Magazine
The domestication of plants and animals and their dispersal across the globe triggered a millennia-long process by which human activity has become the ...
Spacewatch: China's moon lander enters lunar orbit The Guardian
Chang'e-4 is second spacecraft in Chinese mission to land on far side of the moon.
NASA's Juno mission halfway to Jupiter science Science Daily
On Dec. 21, NASA's Juno spacecraft will be 3140 miles (5053 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops and hurtling by at a healthy clip of 128802 mph (207287 ...
TRM maintenance is regulated by tissue damage via P2RX7 Science
Noncirculating tissue-resident memory T cells (TRM) provide rapid host defense after reexposure to a previously encountered pathogen. Stark et al. found that ...
Family science night | News Gillette News Record
A bubble room, gravity well and a chinchilla rolling around the Adventurarium in a hamster ball were just a few of the attractions kids and parents enjoyed ...
Updated: NIH says cancer study also hit by fetal tissue ban Science Magazine
*Update, 13 December, 11:45 a.m.: A third laboratory at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is also affected by the agency's temporary ban on acquiring new ...
Why one woman agreed to become an 'Immortal Corpse' for science ABC News
"The Immortal Corpse" is part of National Geographic's special-edition, single-topic issue on "The Future of Medicine," available online now and on newsstands ...
Scientists identify vast underground ecosystem containing billions of micro-organisms - The Guardian
Scientists identify vast underground ecosystem containing billions of micro-organisms The Guardian
Global team of scientists find ecosystem below earth that is twice the size of world's oceans.
Reimagining the human Science Magazine
Earth is in the throes of a mass extinction event and climate change upheaval, risking a planetary shift into conditions that will be extremely challenging, if not ...
A gamma-ray determination of the Universe's star formation history Science Magazine
How many stars have formed in the Universe, and when did they do so? These fundamental questions are difficult to answer because there are systematic ...
At arm's length Science Magazine
A few years ago, scientists funded by the Wellcome Trust, one of the world's wealthiest private philanthropies, published sobering findings about the deadly ...
New study says scientists are leaving academic work at unprecedented rates Inside Higher Ed
The “half-life” of academic scientists has shortened dramatically over time, says a new paper calling attention to the “rise of the temporary workforce.” Following ...
Viking cat skeletons reveal a surprising growth in the size of felines over time Science Magazine
Many animals shrink when they become domesticated—the average dog is about 25% smaller than its wild cousin the gray wolf, for example—but a curious ...
Love Science, Space and Physics? This Holiday Gift Guide Is For You Forbes
The best books, calendar, accessories and more are all just one click away.
Virgin Galactic launches SpaceShipTwo to the edge of space The Guardian
Spacecraft launched on Thursday in test mission became first commercial US flight beyond the atmosphere since 2011. Erin Durkin in New York and agencies.
Just thinking you have poor endurance genes changes your body Science Magazine
If you want to win a race or stick to a difficult diet, coaches of all kinds will tell you it's all about “mind over matter.” But that advice rarely crosses over into the ...
A general reinforcement learning algorithm that masters chess, shogi, and Go through self-play - Science Magazine
A general reinforcement learning algorithm that masters chess, shogi, and Go through self-play Science Magazine
Computers can beat humans at increasingly complex games, including chess and Go. However, these programs are typically constructed for a particular game, ...
Trump science adviser casts doubt on links between pollution and health problems The Guardian
Comments by science review board chairman add weight to fears that Trump administration is aiming to discredit research to justify scrapping regulations.
Prolonged milk provisioning in a jumping spider Science Magazine
Mammals produce milk to feed their offspring, and maternal care often continues well after the young can forage for themselves. Though other cases of milk-like ...
IUP naming college, planned science center to honor couple's financial contribution to university - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
IUP naming college, planned science center to honor couple's financial contribution to university Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A college at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a planned science center there have new names, both honoring a couple who gave $23 million to IUP, ...
EPA science adviser allowed industry group to edit journal article Science Magazine
Risk analyst Tony Cox invited oil industry funder to review his work.
Books for budding scientists Science Magazine
From audacious space missions and quantum physics to clean cookstoves and coral nurseries, this year's finalists for the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for ...
Temperature-dependent hypoxia explains biogeography and severity of end-Permian marine mass extinction - Science Magazine
Temperature-dependent hypoxia explains biogeography and severity of end-Permian marine mass extinction Science Magazine
Though our current extinction crisis is substantial, it pales in comparison to the largest extinction in Earth's history, which occurred at the end of the Permian ...
Animals and the zoogeochemistry of the carbon cycle Science Magazine
Flux across the carbon cycle is generally characterized by contributions from plants, microbes, and abiotic systems. Animals, however, move vast amounts of ...
Open-source discovery of chemical leads for next-generation chemoprotective antimalarials - Science Magazine
Open-source discovery of chemical leads for next-generation chemoprotective antimalarials Science Magazine
Malaria parasites are evolutionarily prepared to resist drug attack. Resistance is emerging to even the latest frontline combination therapies, which target the ...
A mechanistic classification of clinical phenotypes in neuroblastoma Science Magazine
Neuroblastomas—the most common tumor type in infants—develop from fetal nerve cells, and their clinical course is highly variable. Some neuroblastomas are ...
Swifter, higher, stronger: What's on the menu? Science Magazine
The exploits of elite athletes delight, frustrate, and confound us as they strive to reach their physiological, psychological, and biomechanical limits. We dissect ...
Science World is planning an incredible NYE party Richmond News
There are a number of places to ring in the New Year in Vancouver, but the TELUS World of Science offers a decidedly glamorous affair on the big night.
7 Creepy Things A Dead Body Can Do, According To Science Even if you find it Bustle
Even if you find it creepy to talk about death in general, and what a dead body can do in particular, the weirdness of it all can be lessened ever so slightly by ...
Spider moms spotted nursing their offspring with milk Science Magazine
On a summer night in 2017, Chen Zhanqi made a curious find in his lab in China's Yunnan province. In an artificial nest, he spotted a juvenile jumping spider ...
Scientists warn of slow progress towards United Nations biodiversity targets Science Daily
Date: December 14, 2018; Source: California Academy of Sciences; Summary: Researchers praises widespread commitment but call for broader participation to ...
The Science of Growing a Perfect Christmas Tree WIRED
Is your tree robust to cold? Do its needles cling to their branches? Christmas tree scientists ask these questions so we don't have to.
These are our favorite science books of 2018 Science News
From tales about whales to enthralling scientific histories and the memoir of a frustrated astrophysicist, 2018 was a banner year for science books. Here are ...
Geffen School of Medicine presents award for excellence in basic science UCLA Newsroom
The research of Switzer Prize winner Dr. David Sabatini has spurred the development of new classes of drugs with the potential to treat cancer and other ...
Artificial intelligence helps predict volcanic eruptions Science Magazine
Satellites are providing torrents of data about the world's active volcanoes, but researchers have struggled to turn them into a global prediction of volcanic risks.
3D nanofabrication by volumetric deposition and controlled shrinkage of patterned scaffolds - Science Magazine
3D nanofabrication by volumetric deposition and controlled shrinkage of patterned scaffolds Science Magazine
Although a range of materials can now be fabricated using additive manufacturing techniques, these usually involve assembly of a series of stacked layers, ...
Semiconducting polymer blends that exhibit stable charge transport at high temperatures - Science Magazine
Semiconducting polymer blends that exhibit stable charge transport at high temperatures Science Magazine
Charge carriers move through semiconductor polymers by hopping transport. In principle, these polymers should be more conductive at higher temperatures.
United States should prepare to build a prototype fusion power plant, panel says Science Magazine
Just in time for the holidays, a panel of leading scientists has presented a plan for nuclear fusion research in the United States that reads like a wish list.
Flawed analyses of U.S. auto fuel economy standards Science Magazine
Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for passenger vehicles and light trucks have long been a ...
History as KZN gran donates body to science | The Post Independent Online
Durban - A Durban woman's selfless act of donating her body to the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine for research went down in history this week.
The Best Science Books Of 2018 Science Friday
Here at Science Friday, our jobs involve reading a lot of science books every year. We have piles and piles of them at the office. Hundreds of titles about biology ...
Uncertainty boosts Brexit jitters for U.K. scientists Science Magazine
U.K. scientists dreading the country's impending departure from the European Union, known as Brexit, now face possible outcomes ranging from undesirable to ...
After last week's shock, scientists scramble to prevent more gene-edited babies Science Magazine
Few seemed more surprised by the tide of outrage unleashed by the claim that the first gene-edited babies had been created with the revolutionary lab tool ...
CRISPR bombshell: Chinese researcher claims to have created gene-edited twins Science Magazine
HONG KONG, CHINA—On the eve of an international summit here on genome editing, a Chinese researcher has shocked many by claiming to have altered the ...
Organic food worse for the climate? Science Daily
Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required, a new study finds.
Dietary fat: From foe to friend? Science Magazine
For decades, dietary advice was based on the premise that high intakes of fat cause obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and possibly cancer. Recently, evidence ...
New school subject hopes to find the next generation of scientists The Sydney Morning Herald
A new practical high school science subject is holding to inspire the next generations of experts.
Google's DeepMind aces protein folding Science Magazine
Turns out mastering chess and Go was just for starters. On 2 December, the Google-owned artificial intelligence firm DeepMind took top honors in the 13th ...
We Just Got The Closest-Ever Picture Taken of The Sun's Atmosphere ScienceAlert
NASA's Parker Solar Probe, the first human-made object to fly into the Sun's corona, completed its first solar flyby on November 11, collecting a wealth of ...
Cannibalism? Nope, This 8,000-Year-Old Man Was Likely Burned in a Ritual Live Science
The shattered skull of a hunter who lived about 8,000 years ago isn't evidence of cannibalism, as scientists previously thought. Rather, the hunter died in a grisly ...
8,300-Year-Old Stone Snake Heads Reveal Stone Age Ritual Ceremonies Live Science
What might be passed over as two oddly shaped rocks are the work of Stone Age artisans who sculpted the rocks into beady-eyed snake heads, archaeologists ...
Why 536 was 'the worst year to be alive' Science Magazine
Ask medieval historian Michael McCormick what year was the worst to be alive, and he's got an answer: "536." Not 1349, when the Black Death wiped out half of ...
Origins of Pain: Researchers identify pathway that drives sustained pain following injury - Science Daily
Origins of Pain: Researchers identify pathway that drives sustained pain following injury Science Daily
Research in mice identifies a set of neurons responsible for sustained pain and resulting pain-coping behaviors Findings point to the existence of separate ...
‘Enough Is Enough’: Science, Too, Has a Problem With Harassment The New York Times
Many women in science thought that meritocracy was the antidote to sexism. Now some have decided on a more direct approach.
Define the human right to science Science Magazine
The adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly will mark its 70th anniversary on 10 ...
Report that NIH will cancel fetal tissue research contract fuels controversy Science Magazine
Federal officials deny they have pulled funding from university lab.
Can't find data scientists? Don't worry about it ZDNet
New study says five factors are democratizing data science, potentially easing the talent shortage.
China sets out for the far side of the moon Science Magazine
SHANGHAI, CHINA—China's ambitious program of lunar exploration is about to attempt a spacefaring first: On 8 December it will launch a probe intended to ...
Building two-dimensional materials one row at a time: Avoiding the nucleation barrier - Science Magazine
Building two-dimensional materials one row at a time: Avoiding the nucleation barrier Science Magazine
Classical nucleation theory predicts that two-dimensional islands on a surface must reach a critical size before they continue to grow; below that size, they ...
Why are these Costa Rican monkeys turning yellow? Science Magazine
Mantled howler monkeys are beginning to sport yellow patches of fur.
Is it time for a universal genetic forensic database? Science Magazine
DNA is an increasingly useful crime-solving tool. But still quite unclear is the extent to which law enforcement should be able to obtain genetic data housed in ...
Looming Parliament vote boosts Brexit jitters for U.K. scientists Science Magazine
U.K. scientists dreading the country's impending departure from the European Union, known as Brexit, now face possible outcomes ranging from undesirable to ...
NASA lander survives harrowing descent to surface of Mars Science Magazine
Update: NASA's InSight spacecraft survived its descent through the thin atmosphere of Mars and successfully landed on the planet's surface today. Although ...
The Science Behind Your Cat's Catnip Craze HowStuffWorks
There are few greater joys than watching a cat completely lose its inhibitions (and mind) at the hands of catnip. The herb is known to cause typically conservative ...
How scientists are studying dreams in the lab The Verge
Journalist Alice Robb is the author of Why We Dream: The Transformative Power of Our Nightly Journey. The Verge spoke with Robb about theories of dreams, ...
Scientists say controversial plan to cool the planet is doable NBC News
Researchers are examining whether stratospheric aerosol injection (also known as solar dimming) could help slow global warming and fight climate change.
Science Is Getting Less Bang for Its Buck The Atlantic
Despite vast increases in the time and money spent on research, progress is barely keeping pace with the past. What went wrong?
Spider silk is five times stronger than steel—now, scientists know why Science Magazine
The next time you brush aside a spiderweb, you might want to meditate on its delicate strength—if human-size, it would be tough enough to snag a jetliner. Now ...
50 years ago, armadillos hinted that DNA wasn't destiny Science News
Nine-banded armadillos have identical quadruplets. But the youngsters aren't identical enough, and scientists 50 years ago could not figure out why.
Fast track to the neocortex: A memory engram in the posterior parietal cortex Science Magazine
How fast do learning-induced anatomical changes occur in the brain? The traditional view postulates that neocortical memory representations reflect ...
Scientists, surfers, and our own reporter team up to design a better wetsuit Science Magazine
Sean Newcomer's team is doing pioneering experiments to examine how this essential gear works and fails.
Strongest evidence of early humans butchering animals discovered in North Africa Science Magazine
Discovery suggests some of the world's first stone tools spread across Africa much earlier than expected.
Google's DeepMind predicts 3D shapes of proteins The Guardian
AI program's understanding of proteins could usher in new era of medical progress.
‘Creative’ AlphaZero leads way for chess computers and, maybe, science The Guardian
The former chess world champion Garry Kasparov said he likes what he sees of the AlphaZero computer that could be used to find cures for diseases.
Does science have a bullying problem? Nature.com
A spate of bullying allegations have rocked several high-profile science institutions. Here's how researchers, universities, funders and others are dealing with the ...
Royal jelly research could propel cure for Alzheimer’s, claim scientists The Guardian
It is the mysterious substance that turns worker honeybees into queens and fills the shelves of health food shops which tout its unverified powers to fend off ...
A valley valve and electron beam splitter Science Magazine
Two-dimensional materials with a hexagonal lattice, such as graphene, have two distinct “valleys” in their band structure. Researchers in the emerging field of ...
New research may upend what we know about how tornadoes form Science News
New data on the birth of tornadoes suggest that the twisters don't form from the top down.
Canada denied visas to dozens of Africans for a big artificial intelligence conference - Science Magazine
Canada denied visas to dozens of Africans for a big artificial intelligence conference Science Magazine
MONTREAL, CANADA—Dozens of African researchers were denied visas for an artificial intelligence (AI) meeting here last week, even as the Canadian ...
Preventing chemical weapons as sciences converge Science
Stark illustrations of the dangers from chemical weapons can be seen in attacks using toxic industrial chemicals and sarin against civilians and combatants in ...
‘Just a lot of alarmism’: Trump’s skepticism of climate science is echoed across GOP - The Washington Post
‘Just a lot of alarmism’: Trump’s skepticism of climate science is echoed across GOP The Washington Post
The Republican Party, whose leaders once largely accepted the reality of climate change, is increasingly following the lead of a doubtful president.
Feb. 12 is Darwin Day -- Secular Americans Celebrate Bday of Evolution Champ
This Feb. 12 marks the 196th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth!The day has special significance for America's nearly 30 million nonreligious people.
Cord Blood and Its Uses
Cord blood is the blood left in the umbilical cord and placenta after the birth of the child and is collected after the cord has been cut off. The umbilical cord is routinely discarded with the placenta after a child is born.
Debunking the Debunker
In History and Science:INSPIRATIONAL COMMENTS:"Everybody was glad that I was living; but as I lay there thinking about the wonderful place where I had been and all that I had seen, I was very sad; for it seemed to me that everybody ought to know about it, but I was afraid to tell, because I knew that nobody would believe me. - John G.
Tsunami is a Japanese term that describes a large seismically generated sea wave which is capable of considerable destruction in certain coastal areas, especially where underwater earthquakes occur.In Japanese, "Tsunami" means "Harbor Wave" or "Wave In The Harbor" It is now internationally accepted as the term that defines a "Seismic Seawave.
Building an Ice House on Mars
There is ice at the Martian Poles, one of the poles has water ice in abundance. Such an ice over region could easily be converted into a habitat for a Martian Colony of human explorers.
Preventing Flooding on Individual Farmers Fields to Save Crops
I propose permits be given to farmers to they can set up along the edge of their fields a microwave array to burn a hole in the clouds when severe weather threatens their crops. I would propose that this concept be completely privately funded and be done in conjunction with the FAA.
UAV Mini - Torpedo Bombers for Eliminating Hydro Cushioned Water Craft
UAVs can carry cargo, some of the very tiny UAV units can hold up to 11 lbs. Which is not much, however.
Weather Control and Creation to Use as a Screen for Troop Advancement
Creating a Hurricane using a Space based laser array to heat up surface waters when conditions are right. By using a tropical storm system and super heating the water in the path and then in a counter clock wise direction if in the Northern Hemisphere or Clock-wise if in the Southern Hemisphere because;"A hurricane is an immense circulating storm, an intense case of a class of weather systems called tropical cyclones.
Three Types of Telescopes - What are the Advantages
Refractors, Newtonian reflectors and Catadioptrics are the three main types of telescopes. All these different types have the same purpose, but each telescope design does it differently.
The Joy of Recycling
I have always been an advocate of recycling. Even though I am not always convinced of its financial viability, I am thoroughly convinced of its value as a means of increasing public awareness of the cost of our consumerism.
Telescopes - Principle of Operation and Factors that Affect Its Properties
Telescopes are devices that are used to view the distant objects. They find its use in astronomy and physics.
There is a Core at the Center of the Earth; Right?
There are some who would like to discuss why they believe the Earth is hollow and shaped like the inside of two symbols when put together.Most scientists are quick to discount such a notion and call it complete and utter BS.
Creating Artificial Time in a Vacuum With Pulsed Lasers
Keying off a very interesting concept confined within Static Quantum Theory and looking for the edge of time or the end of energy or the Quantum Borderline or virtual boarder of nothing. One might use the idea of pulsed lasers created in a defined confined area of a vacuum to create a singularity of a pulsed laser, whose immediate disruption pulses of the singularity which would follow would reach the end of the confinement area faster than the light which would in fact be created and then this traveling disruption would trigger another pulsed laser reciprocal event on the far side of the confinement whose pulsed laser would send it's disruption of the event to occur to the original point of the first singularity of the original laser or starting point, which would trigger the turning off of the first laser before it created the event of singularity or light.
Crop Circles and Genetic Knowledge
The crop circle enigma is not always a hoax. I am not able to see how someone could do a massive design overnight in the cases where the plants have their stems broken from within.
Bio-Rhythm Disruption Frequency Identifier for Human Intentions
It appears we have found many identifiers for Bio-Metrics to identify people. In this new age of International Terrorism with bad guys trying to get Pilot's Licenses, HazMat Driver's Licenses, get onto airlines, step onto buses and sneak over our borders we need a fool proof system.
Electromagnetic Energy in Meteorites - Theory
I have some friends who have the largest private meteor collection on Earth. He and his son 14 years old and a candidate for this idea; Now then in conversations, they explained all the cataloged meteor findings and found that each US state has 500 (there is an encyclopedia of such no doubt?) or so findings and confirmed by tests such as cross cut section, material grain patterns, density not found on Earth, etc, etc.
Para Trooper Gliders With Angle of Attack Motor or Crank
Para Trooper Gliders were very popular in WW II, they were used by both the Axis and Allied Forces. Some of these gliders were huge in size and the Germans had one which had took three bombers to get it off the ground along with two-four rockets used in take off.
New Energy Bill: Reducing Our Dependence on Foreign Oil
The U. S.
UAV Stealth and Radar Energy Capture for Power and Propulsion
A Feasible Idea for UAV Flight, Possible Research and Development Test; UAV Stealth and Radar Energy Capture for Power and Propulsion to drive your enemy crazy.Powering a UAV, while being able to reuse it, increasing it's payload takes a lot of trial and error and engineering and research, which of course costs lots of money.
Ancient Inventions and Anthropology
ANCIENT INVENTIONS: - In Alexandria and in the Cave of Hathor there appear to be reasons to believe we had electricity. There is no doubt that fraudulent traders were using electrum plating techniques to make gold plate on other metals to sell as pure gold.
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