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After Making Mugabe a ‘Good-Will Ambassador,’ W.H.O. Chief Is ‘Rethinking’ It

NY Times Science - 3 hours 37 min ago
The decision outraged medical professionals, rights groups and others who took to social media to call it an “insult” and “a sick joke.”

Trump Rules: Why Has the E.P.A. Shifted on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Helps Call the Shots

NY Times Science - 8 hours 55 min ago
A scientist who worked for the chemical industry now shapes policy on hazardous chemicals. Within the E.P.A., there is fear that public health is at risk. (At right, a signing ceremony for new rules on toxic chemicals.)

I.R.S. Says It Will Reject Tax Returns that Lack Health Insurance Disclosure

NY Times Science - 10 hours 9 min ago
The agency says it won’t accept individual tax returns that don’t meet requirements under the Affordable Care Act.

The E.P.A.’s Top 10 Toxic Threats, and Industry’s Pushback

NY Times Science - 10 hours 46 min ago
The Environmental Protection Agency published toxic chemicals it will evaluate first under a new law. Here is a look at those chemicals, how they are used and the health threats.

Creighton Hale, 93, Inventor of Little League Helmet, Dies

NY Times Science - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 16:59
A physiologist and longtime Little League executive, Mr. Hale worked hard to make baseball safer for young players.

The place spacecraft go to die

BBC Science - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 16:26
Why one of the Earth's most remote places is the preferred place to dump space junk.

New Study Casts Doubt on Diagnosis of Adult-Onset A.D.H.D.

NY Times Science - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 14:32
Adults said to develop symptoms of A.D.H.D. may instead have substance abuse or mood problems, researchers concluded.

Trilobites: Meet the Overcompensators, Plants That Get Tougher and Meaner When Attacked

NY Times Science - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 14:12
Damaging some plants sets off a molecular chain of events that causes them to grow back bigger and produce more seeds and chemical defenses simultaneously.

Mind: How Fiction Becomes Fact on Social Media

NY Times Science - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:06
Platforms like Facebook and Twitter offer up memes designed to feel real, if only for an instant — long enough for our minds to make a false connection.

Pollution hot spots around the world

BBC Science - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 09:37
What's it like to live somewhere like Beijing, where you can even see pollution with the naked eye?

Hundreds of Mysterious Stone ‘Gates’ Found in Saudi Arabia’s Desert

NY Times Science - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 08:32
With Google Earth, archaeologists have uncovered strange stone structures that may have been built by nomadic tribes in ancient lava fields.

Puppy dog eyes are for human benefit, say scientists

BBC Science - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 04:59
Researchers investigate how dogs change their expressions in response to their owners.

Colombia vets nurse tiny spider monkey back to health

BBC Science - Fri, 10/20/2017 - 03:01
Vets in Colombia are nursing a tiny spider monkey back to health.

Ebola’s Legacy: Children With Cataracts

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 16:19
Cataracts usually afflict the old, but doctors in Africa have been shocked to find them in Ebola survivors as young as 5.

Native American Secrets Lie Buried in Huge Shell Mounds

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:09
Archaeologists in Maine are working to unearth artifacts buried for centuries in shell middens. But sea levels are rising, eroding the ancient sites.

Dogs Pay Attention to Your Looks

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:31
That puppy dog face your pet makes often is a reaction to your own expression, a new study finds.

Volcanoes Helped Violent Revolts Erupt in Ancient Egypt

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:32
During the Ptolemaic Period, fluctuations in Nile flooding triggered by eruptions may have led to violent uprisings, researchers report.

F.D.A. Approves Second Gene-Altering Treatment for Cancer

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:48
The treatment will be for adults with aggressive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma when chemotherapy has failed. It re-engineers a patient’s own cells to fight cancer.

Take a Number: Women Are More Likely to Address High Blood Pressure

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:18
Men and women develop hypertension at roughly the same rates, but men do not get it under control until much later in life, researchers find.

Using DNA to Sketch What Victims Look Like; Some Call It Science Fiction

NY Times Science - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:38
DNA phenotyping uses genes from human remains to give police an idea of what an unknown person looked like. Critics say the technology isn’t ready for crime-fighting.
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