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Alzheimer’s Drug LMTX Falters in Final Stage of Trials

NY Times Science - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 05:01
The drug did work on a handful of patients taking it alone, without another medication. But some experts were skeptical about the small subset.

X-rays reveal complete dino skeleton

BBC Science - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 04:37
Scientists have used high-power X-rays to "see inside" an exquisite and complete dinosaur specimen.

Orangutan 'copies human speech'

BBC Science - Wed, 07/27/2016 - 02:10
An orangutan copying sounds made by researchers offers new clues to how human speech evolved, scientists say.

Mass Killings May Have Created Contagion, Feeding on Itself

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 17:22
A small number of people with strong personal grievances appear to be mining previous rampages for methods and potential targets to plan their own attacks.

Waste mountain

BBC Science - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 17:03
Every day hundreds of thousands of Britons put their coffee cup into a recycling bin. They're wrong - those cups aren't recyclable.

W.H.O. Weighs Dropping Transgender Identity From List of Mental Disorders

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 16:45
A proposal to remove the designation from international guidelines is rapidly gaining support, and would lessen stigmatization.

Increasing ocean acidity could impact fish spawning

BBC Science - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 16:18
A new study suggests that the increasing acidification of the oceans is likely to interfere with the ability of fish to reproduce.

Peruvian fishermen rescue baby whale from net

BBC Science - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 14:28
Fishermen in the Piura region of Peru have rescued an exhausted whale calf that had become trapped in a net.

How have Dolly the Sheep's 'siblings' fared?

BBC Science - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 13:58
The prospect of using cloning to treat humans has been boosted by new evidence suggests that it can be used safely in animals.

Should You Get Screened for Skin Cancer?

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 12:33
To help you decide, here are some guideposts on skin cancer research and the views of some experts.

Royal Society head calls for 'underwriting' of research

BBC Science - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 09:31
The president of the Royal Society has called for the UK government to underwrite the research of all UK-based researchers who apply for EU funding now.

Dolly the sheep's siblings 'healthy'

BBC Science - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 08:06
Dolly the sheep's "siblings" are generally healthy, a study has shown, providing hope that cloning can yield animals free from degenerative illness.

Trilobites: Dolly the Sheep’s Fellow Clones, Enjoying Their Golden Years

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 08:00
Scientists have answered a longstanding question about whether cloned animals age prematurely.

Pulse of the People: Building a Better Human With Science? The Public Says, No Thanks

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 07:01
A new survey shows distrust of scientists, a suspicion about claims of progress and discomfort with the idea of meddling with human abilities.

Keep Your Mouth Closed: Aquatic Olympians Face a Toxic Stew in Rio

NY Times Science - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 02:00
Sewage and trash continue to flow untreated into Rio de Janeiro’s waters, and recent tests found pathogens including rotaviruses and drug-resistant “superbacteria.”

White humpback Migaloo spotted off Australia's Byron Bay

BBC Science - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 22:39
A rare white humpback whale has been spotted off Australia's east coast travelling at a leisurely pace not far from the famous holiday town Byron Bay.

Sri Lanka prime minister: Mangroves curb climate threat

BBC Science - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 21:09
On World Mangrove Day, Sri Lanka's prime minister says mangroves' ability to swiftly absorb carbon make them vital in the fight to curb climate change.

Solar Impulse completes historic round-the-world trip

BBC Science - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 20:26
The first round-the-world solar powered flight has been completed.

Solar Impulse completes historic round-the-world trip

BBC Science - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 19:46
The Solar Impulse becomes the first aircraft to circle the globe powered by the sun after landing in Abu Dhabi on the last leg of its journey.

Peru Scrambles to Drive Out Illegal Gold Mining and Save Precious Land

NY Times Science - Mon, 07/25/2016 - 18:04
A force of marines and rangers is outnumbered as it tries to protect the area anchored by the Tambopata reserve, one of the most biologically diverse places on earth.
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