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How the mouse came to live alongside humans

BBC Science - 2 hours 9 min ago
The origins of house mice go back about 15,000 years to the Middle East, fossil evidence suggests.

In Health Bill’s Defeat, Medicaid Comes of Age

NY Times Science - 2 hours 37 min ago
Medicaid now covers more Americans than Medicare, and it played a major role in stopping the Republican drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Addiction Specialists Ponder a Potential Aid: Pot

NY Times Science - 4 hours 31 min ago
Some clinicians think marijuana may help ease the transition out of addiction, while critics say substituting one drug for another is no solution.

Trilobites: They Mixed Science, Art and Costume Parties to Reveal Mysteries of the Sea

NY Times Science - 4 hours 50 min ago
The expeditions of William Beebe and his coed Department of Tropical Research are remembered at an upcoming show at The Drawing Center in New York.

A Dream of Clean Energy at a Very High Price

NY Times Science - 4 hours 55 min ago
If a fusion experiment in France succeeds, it could shape the power plants of the future and contribute greatly to reducing planet-warming emissions.

Essay: Hope Springs Early, but Not Eternal, for the Deadnettle — or for Us

NY Times Science - 7 hours 21 min ago
A naturalist in England found the early-blooming plant had moved up its schedule by nearly two months — a foreboding sign of a warming climate.

Q&A: Recalling Early Childhood Memories, or Not

NY Times Science - 8 hours 29 min ago
Remembering events from no earlier than age 3½ or 4 is typical, studies have found. The phenomenon is known as childhood amnesia.

ScienceTake: Wonders of a Marine National Monument

NY Times Science - 8 hours 42 min ago
A research cruise in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument produced video of alien-looking deep sea life.

Take a Number: A 7.4 Quake in Southern California? A Long Fault Could Make It Likelier

NY Times Science - 11 hours 6 min ago
The Newport-Inglewood/Rose Canyon fault, extending from San Diego to Los Angeles, could rupture along its entire length, scientists have found.

Wonders of the Deep

NY Times Science - 15 hours 1 min ago
The research vehicle Okeanos Explorer is collecting video and data from the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.

Kimberley fossil tracks are Australia's 'Jurassic Park'

BBC Science - 17 hours 21 min ago
Scientists describe a remarkable collection of dinosaur tracks on beaches in Western Australia.

Planet Nine: Astronomers want help from amateur stargazers

BBC Science - 18 hours 25 min ago
An Australian university has asked amateur stargazers to help find a possible ninth planet.

Editorial: The Trump Administration’s War on Science

NY Times Science - 19 hours 13 min ago
Mr. Trump’s inaugural budget blueprint is a narrow-minded document that sacrifices American innovation to small-bore politics.

Testing for 'defectives'

BBC Science - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 16:54
After years of protest, the University of Melbourne has removed the name of a controversial figure.

'Fake research' comes under scrutiny

BBC Science - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 16:41
The scale of "fake research" in the UK appears to have been underestimated, a BBC investigation suggests.

A Scholarly Sting Operation Shines a Light on ‘Predatory’ Journals

NY Times Science - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 15:31
A group of researchers created a ruse to draw attention to the seamy side of open-access journals, some of which will publish just about anything for a fee.

New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day

NY Times Science - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 15:30
A lower-cost vaccine provides strong protection against rotavirus, a diarrheal disease, and could be particularly useful in poorer countries, researchers said.

Bolzano Journal: Who Killed the Iceman? Clues Emerge in a Very Cold Case

NY Times Science - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 08:11
Using a wealth of new scientific information, a seasoned homicide detective has developed a theory in a death 5,300 years ago.

Impact crater linked to Martian tsunamis

BBC Science - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 18:24
Scientists locate the source of powerful tsunamis that swept across Mars three billion years ago.

Changing to BST: Will the clock change affect your kids?

BBC Science - Sat, 03/25/2017 - 04:09
Research is under way to determine how clock changes affect children's sleep patterns.
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