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Matter: Tales of African-American History Found in DNA

NY Times Science - 10 hours 18 min ago
Geneticists have studied clues in the DNA of African-Americans about the history of slavery and the Great Migration.

Bodies Given to N.Y.U. Ended Up in Mass Graves, Despite Donors’ Wishes

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 20:36
Cadavers at N.Y.U.’s medical school that were supposed to be cremated were buried in a potter’s field, in a practice the university admitted had gone on for years.

Short Answers to Hard Questions About Antibiotic Resistance

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 18:03
A dangerous form of drug resistance has reached the United States, leaving us just one step away from infections that are completely untreatable.

Suzanne Corkin, Who Helped Pinpoint Nature of Memory, Dies at 79

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 17:55
Among many other contributions, Dr. Corkin’s work helped settle a debate about the function of the hippocampus in retrieving and reliving past experiences.

A Challenge to Donald Trump’s Energy Claims: Economic Reality

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 17:36
Energy policy experts who followed Mr. Trump’s proposals said that while some hewed to G.O.P. orthodoxy, others appeared implausible and ill considered.

Another SpaceX Rocket Lands Successfully

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 16:43
A third SpaceX rocket made its successful return landing on a barge in the Atlantic after the delivery of a satellite.

Will Your Cellphone Give You Cancer?

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 15:29
Recent research has been interpreted as suggesting that cellphones cause cancer. But Gina Kolata explains that the overwhelming evidence suggests that there is no link between the devices and the disease.

Questions and Answers on the New Study Linking Cellphones and Cancer in Rats

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 15:22
A look at federal research on the effects of radiation emitted by cellphones in rats. Some experts debunk the findings; others say don’t discount them.

NASA to Try Again to Inflate a Balloon-like Pod for the Space Station

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 15:12
After a failed attempt, NASA will again pump air into the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or Beam, which will be a new room for astronauts.

VIDEO: Ice blocks make fridges less 'stupid'

BBC Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 13:22
Roger Harrabin visits a factory in Wales that is using ice to make fridges more economical.

Report Warns of Climate Change Disasters That Rival Hollywood’s

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 10:41
Bad news for Stonehenge, Venice and the Statue of Liberty. A report says climate change poses a colossal threat to World Heritage sites on five continents.

A Guide to Safety on the Appalachian Trail

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 05:58
“You would think it would be things like wildlife, raging rivers and stuff like that,” an official says. But you should worry about little things like ticks.

Geologists revisit giant Zion landslide

BBC Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 05:17
US scientists produce their most precise date yet for the colossal landslide that shaped the big red canyon running through what is now Zion National Park.

DNA 'tape recorder' to trace cell history

BBC Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 04:11
Researchers invent a DNA "tape recorder" that can trace the family history of every cell in a body.

Books: Review: ‘Pit Bull’ Traces Path From Fighter to Pet to Demon

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 03:01
An exhaustively researched work on the much maligned dog breed concludes that they are more victims than monsters.

The Winter Was Wet, but California Could Get Thirsty Again

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 03:00
After a relatively wet winter that eased fears of shortages, drier conditions may return to the state, both for the short and long term.

Trilobites: Celebrate Manhattanhenge This Memorial Day Weekend

NY Times Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 03:00
The setting sun will align perfectly with the numbered streets that run east and west on the city’s grid on Sunday and Monday.

Flexi-space room expansion suspended

BBC Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 01:26
A halt is called to the deployment of a new, expandable "room" on the International Space Station when it fails to open up as expected.

Australia removed from UN climate report

BBC Science - Fri, 05/27/2016 - 01:00
All references to climate change's impact on World Heritage sites in Australia are removed from a UN report after a government request.

VIDEO: A haven for endangered water voles

BBC Science - Thu, 05/26/2016 - 23:54
The water vole has become Britain's most endangered mammal, but a project in Worcestershire is trying to reverse the decline.
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