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Zika, a Formidable Enemy, Attacks and Destroys Parts of Babies’ Brains

NY Times Science - 5 hours 51 min ago
The virus not only causes smaller heads and brains — the signature microcephaly — but disrupts development, scans show.

Most nations lack ability to deal with invasive species

BBC Science - 9 hours 29 min ago
Most countries in the world have little capacity to deal effectively with invasive species, a study suggests.

New badger culling trials given go ahead across England

BBC Science - 10 hours 39 min ago
Badger culls are to be carried out in five new areas of England in a bid to control bovine TB, the BBC learns.

Are you rubbish at recycling?

BBC Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 22:33
There has been a massive spike in the amount of recycling that gets rejected.

Trilobites: Ötzi the Iceman’s Patchwork Ensemble

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 14:40
A man who lived 5,300 years ago wore a mix-and-match wardrobe, including a bear fur hat, a sheepskin loincloth and a goat coat, DNA shows.

Trilobites: Seeing Through to a Mouse’s Nervous System

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 14:40
Neuroscientists have developed a way to turn mice into transparent images, allowing them to trace neurons from the brain to fingers and toes.

Trilobites: A New Dolphin Species, Long Gone, Found in a Drawer

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 14:31
A skull that had spent decades at the National Museum of Natural History belonged to a previously unknown species with a flexible neck.

Trilobites: Carving the Meat Before Meals, 250,000 Years Ago

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 14:22
In Jordan, researchers have found blades and hand axes with bits of rhinoceros and other animals on them, but aren’t sure whether the tools were used to kill.

July Heat: How Hot Was It in July? Hotter Than Ever.

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 14:12
A string of global heat records continued last month. El Niño contributed to it, as did overall warming linked to greenhouse gas emissions.

New Clues in the Mystery of Women’s Lagging Life Expectancy

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 14:06
A new state-by-state study of the impact of economic and social environments on mortality found that where a woman live matters as much as who she is.

Got a Thyroid Tumor? Most Should Be Left Alone.

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 13:34
A new report in The New England Journal of Medicine confirms what many cancer researchers have known — that an “epidemic” can be traced to overdiagnosis.

Trilobites: Some Turtles See Red Better Than You Do

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 12:15
A “red gene” that originated from dinosaurs gives some birds and turtles special color vision, allowing them to see differences in shades that aren’t detectable to humans.

Raw Data: The Known: Cancer Is Really, Really Old. The Unknown: How Common It Was.

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 10:53
A fossilized bone tumor in South Africa is the oldest known case of cancer, researchers say. The extent of the disease so long ago remains elusive.

Q&A: Why Do Schools of Fish Seem to Know One Hand From the Other?

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 10:36
The synchronized behavior of schools of fish fascinates researchers, who have yet to fully determine what factors determine the direction they go.

By Degrees: America’s First Offshore Wind Farm May Power Up a New Industry

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 09:27
A just-completed project off the coast of Rhode Island, though relatively tiny, is at the forefront of a sea-based transition to renewable energy.

Ang Lee Is Embracing a Faster Film Format. Can Theaters Keep Up?

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 09:03
“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” will be shown in a new format at the New York Film Festival, but Sony is still figuring out how to best show it beyond New York.

Mystery stone structure under Neolithic dump on Orkney

BBC Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 06:42
Archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious stone structure buried under what they describe as Scotland's "largest Neolithic rubbish dump".

Spider silk helps creates microscope superlens

BBC Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 04:27
Spider silk is used to create a superlens for a microscope, allowing Bangor University scientists to view objects previously deemed "invisible".

The New Health Care: The Life-Changing Magic of Choosing the Right Hospital

NY Times Science - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 02:00
Traveling a little farther for a higher-quality place can have a measurable difference in outcomes.

Whose Lives Should Be Saved? Researchers Ask the Public

NY Times Science - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 19:03
For the past few years, researchers have been holding forums to see how people would ration limited medical resources during disasters or pandemics.
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