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Widespread transmission of independent cancer lineages within multiple bivalve species

Most cancers arise from oncogenic changes in the genomes of somatic cells, and while the cells may migrate by metastasis, they remain within that single individual. Natural transmission of cancer cells from one individual to another has been observed in two distinct cases in mammals (Tasmanian devils and dogs), but these are generally considered to be rare exceptions in nature. The discovery of transmissible...

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China’s powerful new rocket makes a successful debut launch

The Long March 7 rocket lifted off at 8:01am ET on Saturday morning. (credit: Chinese TV screenshot)

China's developing space program took another major step forward on Saturday with the launch of its Long March 7 rocket, a new class of booster capable of lifting up to 13.5 metric tons to low-Earth orbit (LEO). The primary...

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Survey: Container management tops concerns among DevOps personnel

cloud foundry logoThe most challenging aspect of using containerized applications is managing them, according to half of the 711 DevOps staffers surveyed by container-management firm Cloud Foundry.

Among the 53 percent of the respondents saying they were either trying or using containers, 38 percent said monitoring them was a challenge, and 36 percent...

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Cancer: Transmissible tumours under the sea

In some species, cancer cells can be directly transmitted between individuals. An analysis in shellfish now shows that some transmissible cancers can even cross the species barrier.

Nature doi: 10.1038/nature18455

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To mitigate poverty, Y Combinator set to launch minimum income plan

(credit: Jaegar Moore)

OAKLAND, Calif.—Earlier this month, Y Combinator, the famed Silicon Valley incubator dropped a bombshell: it had selected this city to be the home of its new "Basic Income" pilot project, to start later this year.

The idea is pretty simple. Give some people a small amount of money per month, no strings attached, for...

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