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Caesarean births 'affecting human evolution'

BBC Science - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 02:17
The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists.

Feature: The Woman Who Might Find Us Another Earth

NY Times Science - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 02:00
The star-crossed life of Sara Seager, an astrophysicist obsessed with discovering distant worlds.

Do smoke-free stoves really save lives?

BBC Science - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 19:41
Research has cast doubt on a UN-backed project to reduce pollution-induced illness in the world's poorest children by providing 100 million homes with a smoke-free stove.

Erich Bloch, Who Helped Develop IBM Mainframe, Dies at 91

NY Times Science - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 17:54
In 1964, he transformed computing with the System/360, the foundation for the modern operating system that would host various software programs.

News Report on Global Temperatures Is Wrong, Scientists Say

NY Times Science - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 17:49
The report, which first appeared in The Daily Mail and Breitbart News, cited incomplete data and drew incorrect conclusions about climate change, according to experts.

Climate protection gap widening, warns insurance report

BBC Science - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 17:39
Insurance experts warn of a $100bn global "protection gap" due to increased climate change risks.

Reluctantly casting doubt on 'life-saving' stoves

BBC Science - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 16:02
Research casts doubt on a global mission to use cleaner-burning stoves, to prevent pollution-induced illness in the world's poorest children.

Google data centres to be 100% renewable-powered by 2017

BBC Science - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 14:32
Google reveals it is on track to offset 100% of data centre and office electricity use with renewable energy.

Climate Change Will Bring Wetter Storms in U.S., Study Says

NY Times Science - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:21
Researchers said that there was variation depending on region: Some areas will experience more frequent and stronger rainstorms, others will see more intense winter storms.

Green delight as Trump's Irish wall plans withdrawn

BBC Science - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:15
Donald Trump's plan to erect a huge sea wall at his Irish golf course has been withdrawn in the light of stiff opposition.

Agreement signed in Prestwick spaceport bid

BBC Science - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 09:29
Glasgow Prestwick Airport signs an agreement with Houston Spaceport as it continues its bid to become the UK's first launch site.

Seal studies reveal secret life

BBC Science - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 09:02
A project is underway to record the underwater behaviour of Britain's grey seals.

Children’s Headphones May Carry Risk of Hearing Loss

NY Times Science - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 00:30
Half of 30 sets of so-called noise-limiting headphones and earbuds tested did not restrict volume as much as their manufacturers promised.

How Loud Are Your Headphones?

NY Times Science - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 00:30
There are many headphones for sale with different noise levels, but an audiologist helped The Times create a safe experiment with a common model of headphones.

Trump’s Meeting With Al Gore Gives Environmental Activists Hope

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 15:01
Even as Donald J. Trump met with Mr. Gore, he continued to court opponents of climate control policies for key government posts.

Trilobites: Secrets of the Orchid Mantis

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 13:06
Some praying mantis females are much larger than males, because they mimic flowers to attract prey.

‘Into Oblivion’ Uses Photography to Examine Lives of Dementia Patients

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 11:59
Maja Daniels spent almost a year talking to hospital staff and patients before starting her project about dementia.

Q&A: Achoo! What’s That About?

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 11:21
For photic sneezers, exposure to bright light can bring on the gesundheits.

Global Health: Yellow Fever Epidemic in Africa Shows Gaps in Vaccine Pipeline

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 11:17
The outbreak was stopped by a huge vaccination campaign that stretched supplies by diluting doses.

Pakistan’s Premier Honors Nobel Laureate From Persecuted Minority

NY Times Science - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 10:22
Abdus Salam, a theoretical physicist, was honored by having a department of physics at one of the nation’s leading public universities renamed after him.
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