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SpongeBob, the Carnivore

NY Times Science - 1 hour 9 min ago
Scientists did not realize until 1995 that some sponges were carnivorous. Researchers say they have identified four new North American species.

A Son’s Deafness Prompts a Scientific Journey

NY Times Science - 3 hours 41 min ago
A look at the crucial relationship between sound, language and the development of literacy.

One-Fifth of China’s Farmland Is Polluted, State Study Finds

NY Times Science - 4 hours 21 min ago
Rapid industrialization, agricultural mismanagement and metals production are all contributing to contamination that is raising alarms about food and physical health.

‘Earth Twin’ Is Found, Or Perhaps a Cousin

NY Times Science - 5 hours 36 min ago
A planet known as Kepler 186f, 500 light-years away, is the closest match to our own yet discovered, astronomers say.

Well: The Antidepressant Generation

NY Times Science - 5 hours 51 min ago
A growing number of young adults are taking psychiatric medicines for longer and longer periods, at the very age when they are also consolidating their identities, making plans for the future and navigating adult relationships.

Well: An Athlete Tackles Cancer

NY Times Science - 6 hours 5 min ago
My youth was all sports. Now, at the age of 30, with Stage IV gastric cancer, I find myself relying on lessons I learned then.

'Most Earth-like planet yet' found

BBC Science - 6 hours 7 min ago
A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope.

F.D.A. Tells Doctors to Stop Procedure Used to Remove Uterine Fibroids

NY Times Science - 7 hours 1 min ago
The procedure, power morcellation, can spread cancer cells, the agency said. It is performed on tens of thousands of American women a year.

EU green light for UK carbon project

BBC Science - 8 hours 23 sec ago
A British project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU.

New London Zoo cubs in 'rude health'

BBC Science - 11 hours 56 min ago
Six months after a rare tiger cub died, London Zoo's new triplet cubs have been given a clean bill of health.

Matter: Plants That Practice Genetic Engineering

NY Times Science - 12 hours 12 min ago
Long ago, a new paper suggests, a fern took a useful gene from a neighboring hornwort, an acquisition that allowed ferns to thrive in shade.

Artists have unique brain structure

BBC Science - 14 hours 36 min ago
Artists' brains are structurally different to non-artists in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery, a study finds.

Female osprey returns to Lakes nest

BBC Science - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:40
A female osprey which produced two chicks last year returns to the same nest in the Lake District.

Fire ice: The energy of the future?

BBC Science - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:02
Could mining ice provide for all our energy needs and save the world?

For Diabetics, Health Risks Fall Sharply

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 15:54
Rates of heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and amputations dropped over the past two decades, federal researchers said.

Devices Like Fitbit and Up24 Being Used by Gyms to Track Clients’ Activity

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 15:45
Tracking devices like Fitbit and Up24 are increasingly being used by gyms to monitor clients’ activity.

Well: An Easier Way to Delay Cutting the Cord

NY Times Science - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 15:30
An awkward maneuver in the delivery room may be unnecessary.

Birth of 'new Saturn moon' witnessed

BBC Science - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 09:44
Scientists say they have discovered what could be the birth of a new moon in the rings of Saturn.

EU approves alien species blacklist

BBC Science - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:47
The European Parliament has approved new legislation to stem the spread of invasive species such as "killer" shrimp or Japanese knotweed.

Cameras capture first osprey egg

BBC Science - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:44
CCTV cameras capture the first osprey egg of the season to be laid at a reserve in the south west of Scotland.
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