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Climate change 'to make flights longer'

BBC Science - Tue, 02/09/2016 - 16:29
Flights from the UK to the US could take longer due to the changes in the climate, according to a new study.

India 'meteorite death' to be probed

BBC Science - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 22:03
Indian scientists have been asked to examine claims that a man died after being hit by a meteorite in southern Vellore city.

Bacteria 'see' like tiny eyeballs

BBC Science - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 21:59
Biologists discover how bacteria sense light and move towards it: the entire single-cell organism focuses light like a tiny eyeball.

Caves reveal Australia wasteland's secret past

BBC Science - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:06
Caves reveal a desert's rainforest past

Dating dispute over 'oldest Koran'

BBC Science - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 17:25
Carbon dating row over 'oldest Koran'

Mutant sperm-factories spread in testes

BBC Science - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 16:46
Mutant sperm-factories spread in men's testicles as they age to increase the risk of children with genetic diseases, researchers have shown.

Flashes of light may stop jet lag

BBC Science - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 16:45
Exposure to short flashes of light at night could help travellers adjust to new time zones and avoid jet lag, according to scientists.

Richard P. Von Herzen, Explorer of Earth’s Undersea Furnaces, Dies at 85

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 14:27
Dr. Von Herzen, an oceanographer, uncovered thousands of miles of interconnected volcanoes where the planet’s oceanic plates pull apart and ooze molten rock.

ScienceTake | Building a Rescue Roach

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:16
Cockroaches move so well through small spaces that they make good models for robots to find survivors in collapsed buildings.

ScienceTake: Cockroaches: Indestructible, and Instructive to Robot Makers

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:15
The pests could offer a new model for devices that crawl through rubble to look for survivors or gather information after disasters, scientists say.

Reactions: Letters to the Editor

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:05
Readers respond to articles in Science Times.

Observatory: Study Links Sleeplessness and False Confessions

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:01
Research subjects who were kept awake were much more likely to admit to something they did not do than those who slept.

Observatory: Portraits of an Older Michelangelo Indicate He Had Arthritic Hands

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 11:33
The master probably had osteoarthritis, but his commitment to art may have kept his hands functional until his death in 1564, according to doctors.

Basics: New Ways Into the Brain’s ‘Music Room’

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 10:30
M.I.T. researchers have devised a radical approach to brain imaging that reveals what past studies missed about neural responses to music.

Lending Her Ears to an M.I.T. Experiment

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 10:30
A writer begs a researcher to let her find out where in her brain the music-specific pathway resides, subjecting herself to a barrage of sounds.

Trilobites: Experience Science: Count Birds From Your Backyard

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 10:22
Thousands of bird-watchers are expected to join the Great Backyard Bird Count, an annual avian census used to create a massive online database.

Obama to Ask Congress for $1.8 Billion to Combat Zika Virus

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 08:43
The money would be used to expand programs that control mosquitoes and for research into vaccines, as well as for new public education programs, particularly for pregnant women, the president said.

Books: Review: ‘Wired to Create’ Shows the Science of a Messy Process

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 08:00
The authors, Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire, detail research into the nature of creativity and also provide tips to fuel the process.

Hoping to Lead Great Lakes Lampreys to Demise by the Nose

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 03:34
Scientists are looking to pheromones to trick the parasites into voluntarily corralling themselves in designated areas, to be trapped or poisoned.

Scientists Investigate How Viruses Like Zika Cause Birth Defects

NY Times Science - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 02:52
Understanding how infections like rubella injure fetuses may aid research into the potential link between Zika and microcephaly.

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