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Cuts to AIDS Treatment Programs Could Cost a Million Lives

NY Times Science - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:51
Researchers said at least one million people would die worldwide if the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts to public health programs were enacted.

Proposed Rules Would Allow U.S. to Track and Destroy Drones

NY Times Science - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:57
Citing security threats, the Trump administration has asked Congress to give the federal government sweeping powers regarding drones over domestic soil.

W.H.O. Elects Ethiopia’s Tedros as First Director General From Africa

NY Times Science - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:02
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia was chosen after a closed session of world health ministers.

Herd knowledge

BBC Science - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 18:16
As a warming climate threatens traditional food supplies in the Arctic, one rural Alaskan village is flying in hundreds of reindeer by cargo plane. James Cook went to find out why.

The DNA detective

BBC Science - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 18:14
A man abandoned as a baby 61 years ago traced his family using a DNA detective. But what do they do?

U.S. Forests Shifting With Climate Change

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:27
A warmer, wetter climate is helping push dozens of Eastern U.S. trees to the north and, surprisingly, west, a new study finds.

Frozen 'space sperm' passes fertility test

BBC Science - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 13:23
Viable mouse sperm stored in space gives hope for sperm banks on the Moon, a Japanese team says.

Lean-burn physiology gives Sherpas peak-performance

BBC Science - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:32
Nepalese mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently than lowlanders.

Trilobites: These Baby Mice Were Born From Sperm That Went to Space

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:00
Although tests did find slightly increased DNA damage, compared with freeze-dried earth sperm, the space version did the job when it came to fertilizing eggs.

U.S. Nuclear History Offers Clues to North Korea’s Progress

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:36
Clues suggest the North is developing thermonuclear fuels, particularly to enhance its atom bombs.

Some Social Scientists Are Tired of Asking for Permission

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:28
New federal rules may make it easier for researchers to conduct behavioral experiments. Critics worry that academics cannot judge whether their studies are harmful.

Q&A: A Taste for Poison in Warmer Climates?

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:21
Greater diversity in the tropics may give the appearance that animals there rely on venom more.

Matter: In ‘Enormous Success,’ Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:00
The genes account for just a tiny fraction of the variation in test scores, experts say. Many are yet to be found, and environmental factors are also greatly important.

Tax plastic drinking straws, firm says

BBC Science - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 07:11
A waste disposal firm claims that plastic drinking straws are "the ultimate in human wastefulness".

Two dead whales at Felixstowe and Orford

BBC Science - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 05:17
One is up a river estuary, the other is awaiting removal from a beach.

The moment a sea lion pulls a girl under water

BBC Science - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:58
Experts warn against getting too close to wild animals after a sea lion pulls a young girl under water.

All three chicks at Cairngorms osprey nest die

BBC Science - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 03:23
The nest in the Cairngorms in which three osprey chicks had hatched now appears to have been abandoned.

An ‘Awesome’ View at America’s First Offshore Wind Farm

NY Times Science - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 02:00
Take a ride out to Block Island Wind Farm and follow an engineer to the top of a wind turbine in this 360° video. Built by Deepwater Wind, the project tests the viability of large-scale wind farming along the New England coast.

Brexit barriers 'would harm science', say universities

BBC Science - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 18:47
Make science and research a priority in Brexit talks, says Russell Group.

Reproductive rebels

BBC Science - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 16:17
Contraception wasn’t just socially groundbreaking - it also changed the professional landscape.
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