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Call for brain donors

BBC Science - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 22:32
Scientists are calling for more people to donate their brains to research to help find cures for mental and psychological disorders.

Cardiff Uni's new way of making compounds for drugs

BBC Science - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 22:28
Researchers in Cardiff develop a new "highly-efficient" method of extracting disease-fighting compounds.

Zealandia: Is there an eighth continent under New Zealand?

BBC Science - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 22:25
It's almost all under water, but Zealandia should be considered a continent, say researchers.

Scientists appeal for more people to donate their brains

BBC Science - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 20:13
They say they are lacking the brains of people with disorders such as depression and PTSD.

UK scientists seek closer relationship with US after Brexit

BBC Science - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 19:32
Research institutions want to make it easier for scientists to collaborate and share facilities.

Winston Churchill Wrote of Alien Life in a Lost Essay

NY Times Science - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 14:45
At the onset of World War II, he took the time to write a scientific paper about the probability of life elsewhere in the universe.

E.P.A. Workers Try to Block Pruitt in Show of Defiance

NY Times Science - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:56
Employees of the Environmental Protection Agency are calling their senators to try to defeat Scott Pruitt’s confirmation to run the agency.

Op-Ed Contributors: By Investing in Science, Trump Can Strengthen the Economy

NY Times Science - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 12:11
Federal support for science has been getting leaner as countries in Europe and Asia have been ramping up research spending.

'Seagrasses' vital to coastal health

BBC Science - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:33
Underwater flowering plants play multiple roles in keeping coastal ecosystems healthy.

Trilobites: After Earth’s Worst Mass Extinction, Life Rebounded Rapidly, Fossils Suggest

NY Times Science - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:26
A teenager’s fossil hunt two decades ago may have changed paleontologists’ understanding of how long it took to recover from the “Great Dying” 252 million years ago.

Matter: Disappearing Seagrass Protects Against Pathogens, Even Climate Change, Scientists Find

NY Times Science - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 11:00
An ecological cornerstone is vanishing rapidly from the oceans, and scientists fear the consequences for climate change, fisheries and disease.

Event Horizon Telescope ready to image black hole

BBC Science - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 09:01
An Earth-sized "virtual telescope" is ready to take the first ever picture of a black hole - the monster mysterious object at the centre of our galaxy.

Weather experts say new El Niño possible later this year

BBC Science - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 05:41
The World Meteorological Organisation say there is a possibility of a new El Niño later this year.

How can the UK reduce air pollution?

BBC Science - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 05:02
The European Commission says the UK has two months to address repeated breaches of air pollutants.

Running ants: Why scientists built an insect treadmill

BBC Science - Thu, 02/16/2017 - 04:09
The researchers recording ants' brain activity as they run.

Harvard and M.I.T. Scientists Win Gene-Editing Patent Fight

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 16:35
The ruling gives the Broad Institute the potentially lucrative rights, a blow to the University of California, often said to be the birthplace of the technique.

NASA Looks to Speed Timetable for Putting Astronauts in Deep Space

NY Times Science - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:32
The agency’s acting administrator offered the first hints of a notable mission that could lead to a return to the moon in the Trump era.

Autism detectable in brain long before symptoms appear

BBC Science - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 10:04
The discovery could lead to better tests and therapies for children with autism.

Winston Churchill's views on aliens revealed in lost essay

BBC Science - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 10:00
A newly unearthed essay by Winston Churchill reveals he was open to the possibility of life on other planets.

Air pollution 'final warning' from European Commission to UK

BBC Science - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 04:37
The European Commission says it will take the matter to the EU court if countries fail to act.
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