READ: Sample letters the government suggests furloughed federal workers could send to their creditors – CNN

  1. READ: Sample letters the government suggests furloughed federal workers could send to their creditors  CNN
  2. Letter suggesting furloughed workers do chores to cover rent was posted by accident, OPM says  The Washington Post
  3. Government to furloughed workers: Ask landlords about doing chores to cover rent  Chicago Tribune
  4. The Hidden Cost of a Government Shutdown  The Wall Street Journal
  5. Federal employees prepare for a long shutdown  CNN
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Russian spacewalkers take sample of mystery hole at space station – Phys.org

  1. Russian spacewalkers take sample of mystery hole at space station  Phys.org
  2. Watch Russian Cosmonauts Inspect Mysterious ISS Hole in ‘Unprecedented’ Spacewalk  Gizmodo
  3. ISS: Spacewalk cosmonauts investigate mystery hole  BBC News
  4. Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak  The Associated Press
  5. Russia Wants to Extend U.S. Space Partnership. Or It Could Turn to China.  The New York Times
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Larger sample sizes needed to increase reproducibility in neuroscience studies

Small sample sizes in studies using functional MRI to investigate brain connectivity and function are common in neuroscience, despite years of warnings that such studies likely lack sufficient statistical power. A new analysis reveals that task-based fMRI experiments involving typical sample sizes of about 30 participants are only modestly replicable. This means that independent efforts to repeat the experiments are as likely to challenge as to confirm the original results.
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End-to-end blood testing device shows capacity to draw sample and provide diagnostic results

Researchers have developed an end-to-end blood testing device that integrates robotic phlebotomy with downstream sample processing. This platform device performs blood draws and provides diagnostic results in a fully automated fashion and has the potential to expedite hospital work-flow, allowing practitioners to devote more time to treating patients.
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Forensics: New tool predicts eye, hair and skin color from a DNA sample of an unidentified individual

An international team has developed a novel tool to accurately predict eye, hair and skin color from human biological material — even a small DNA sample — left, for example, at a crime scene or obtained from archeological remains. This all-in-one pigmentation profile tool provides a physical description of the person in a way that has not previously been possible by generating all three pigment traits together using a freely available webtool.
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How DNA sample sent to genealogy website led police to Golden State Killer suspect

  1. How DNA sample sent to genealogy website led police to Golden State Killer suspect  NEWS.com.au
  2. Suspected Golden State Killer’s ex-fiancee revealed as travel blogger  Fox News
  3. A chat with the geneticist who predicted how the police may have tracked down the Golden State Killer  Science Magazine
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