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Richard III 'drank a bottle a day'

BBC Science - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 05:18
Research into Richard III's bones and teeth reveals the last Plantagenet king drank about a bottle of wine a day in the last years of his reign.

A Clash of Religion and Bioethics Complicates Organ Donation in Israel

NY Times Science - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 23:09
Differing definitions of mortality, which can conflict with modern acceptance of brain death, have left the country with a low rate of deceased organ donation.






Transplant Brokers in Israel Lure Desperate Kidney Patients to Costa Rica

NY Times Science - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 23:03
Facing the prospect of impossibly long waiting lists for organs, some patients have turned to an underground trade that pairs them with people willing to sell an organ.






With Aid Doctors Gone, Ebola Fight Grows Harder

NY Times Science - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:49
The departure of many Western development workers from the West African countries hit hardest by Ebola has further weakened the region’s decrepit, understaffed health systems.






3 Liberian Health Workers With Ebola Receive Scarce Drug After Appeals to U.S.

NY Times Science - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 06:57
Liberian officials requested the ZMapp serum for three health workers after it was provided to two Americans who contracted Ebola while working at a hospital near Monrovia.

'Doctor of chocolate' post on offer

BBC Science - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 04:22
Sweet-toothed scientists can apply for a "multidisciplinary PhD on chocolate" at the University of Cambridge.

SeaWorld to redesign its whale tank

BBC Science - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 03:27
The US marine park SeaWorld is to build a new killer whale enclosure as criticism grows over how the park handles the animals.

Beetles' whiteness understood

BBC Science - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 02:36
Scientists discover the secret behind the super-white shells of some beetles.

AUDIO: Is 'the thieving magpie' just a myth?

BBC Science - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 01:33
New research suggests that the idea of "the thieving magpie" being attracted to shiny objects may be a myth.

Hospitals in the U.S. Get Ready for Ebola

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:15
Some doctors say outfits worn by caregivers need to be more protective than what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends.






Agencies Issue Warnings Over Bogus Ebola Cures

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:12
The World Health Organization and the Food and Drug Administration warn some makers of dietary supplements to stop claiming their products will heal Ebola victims.






With Ebola Cases Still Few, Populous Nigeria Has Chance to Halt Its Outbreak

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:04
Health officials are watching Lagos, the metropolis where all of Nigeria’s Ebola cases have been reported, with intense interest.






Adrift for Years, Bronx Children’s Museum Finds a Place to Park Its Purple Bus

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:14
The scheduled opening of the Kids’ Powerhouse Discovery Center in 2016 will create a permanent home for what has been a mobile collection of exhibits and activities since 2011.






Maths helps find climate-proof crops

BBC Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:36
Researchers are developing mathematical models to help identify genetic material that could improve food crops' resilience to climate change.

Magpies 'don't steal shiny objects'

BBC Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:35
Science dispels the popular myth that magpies like to steal shiny objects for their nests.

Taking Up Arms Where Birds Feast on Buffet of Salmon

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:21
Salmon, once nearly extinct on part of the Columbia River, are slowly recovering, to the delight of birds. As a result, those charged with nursing the salmon back to robust health have a new plan to protect them: shoot the birds.






The village 'washed on to the map'

BBC Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:10
Why villagers think Boscastle floods were a good thing

How much gold can we get from mobile phones?

BBC Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 16:34
How much of the gold we need can we get from recycled phones?

Global Update: New Vaccine Shows Promise Against Mosquito-Borne Virus

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 15:18
All participants in the first phase of the trial developed antibodies that lasted at least six months, suggesting the vaccine may provide long-term protection against the chikungunya virus.






Ebola Epidemic Most Likely Much Larger Than Reported, W.H.O. Says

NY Times Science - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:50
More than 1,100 deaths have been reported in four African nations, but the World Health Organization said the actual number is almost certainly higher.






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