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Faces of Breast Cancer

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:36
If you live with breast cancer, love someone with breast cancer or worry about your risk for breast cancer, you are part of a global community of women and men whose lives have been touched by the disease.

Faces of Breast Cancer

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:36
If you live with breast cancer, love someone with breast cancer or worry about your risk for breast cancer, you are part of a global community of women and men whose lives have been touched by the disease.






The high-stakes world of rare-plant theft

BBC Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:30
The high-stakes world of botanical crime

Trying to Raise Profile of Climate Change for Washington Voters

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 17:02
The effort, by Thomas F. Steyer, has turned the battle over the State Senate into one of the most expensive legislative elections in state history.

Piece of Australia found in Vanuatu

BBC Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:53
A fragment of ancient Australia is found under Vanuatu in the South Pacific, raising new questions about how continents are formed.

For Crew in New York, Ebola Virus Is Fought With Scrub Brushes and Cleanser

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:27
Bio-Recovery Corporation had to create a decontamination chamber to scrub and sterilize the Harlem apartment of the city’s first Ebola patient.






A Conversation With: Naomi Oreskes Imagines the Future History of Climate Change

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 15:21
A historian of science imagines what future generations will make of our current handling of climate change.

Essay: Magic May Lurk Inside Us All

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 14:58
Several streams of research in psychology, neuroscience and philosophy are converging on an uncomfortable truth: We’re more susceptible to magical thinking than we’d like to admit.

Population controls 'not effective'

BBC Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 14:50
Attempts to restrict population growth will not solve global sustainability issues in the short term, new research says.

Out There: Stephen Hawking’s Movie Life Story Is Not Very Scientific

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 14:31
A new movie about Stephen Hawking’s life brings the man to life, but leaves viewers in the dark about what his science means.






Reactions: Teenagers on Little Sleep, Preemies and Steroids, Autism and the Dentist

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 14:30
Letters to the editor and online comments.






U.S. Moves to End Patchwork of Policies on Returning Ebola Workers

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 14:03
The federal government announced the new ground rules in an effort to apply uniformity for travelers entering the United States from nations with Ebola outbreaks.






Unapologetic, Christie Frees Nurse From Ebola Quarantine

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 13:35
Kaci Hickox, a nurse who treated Ebola patients, was released on Monday, her lawyer said, but Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey defended the way she had been treated.

Books: Martha Weinman Lear Returns to Medical Memoir, With Less Fury, in ‘Echoes of Heartsounds’

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 13:07
Martha Weinman Lear returns to the territory she covered in “Heartsounds,” but this is not a sequel so much as a rueful epilogue, a brief account of her own recent skirmish with heart disease.






Insects: Fruit Flies Pass Mating Test With Flying Colors

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:47
Bright colors appear on the wings of male fruit flies when held against a dark background, a characteristic that female fruit flies use to decide whom to mate with, researchers say.






Swan numbers show 'alarming crash'

BBC Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:38
The UK's smallest and rarest swan suffers an "alarming crash in numbers", the Gloucestershire-based Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust says.

Q&A: Vitiligo and Vision

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:38
Vitiligo is mainly a skin disorder, but can it also harm my eyesight?






The Scan: A Mathematical Thriller and an Exhibition of What Could Go Wrong

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 09:06
Upcoming events include a thriller about a British mathematician, an exhibition on the science of natural disasters and a musical about the many worlds of the physicist Hugh Everett III.






ScienceTake: Tracking Sea Turtles as They Swim for Their Lives

NY Times Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 08:48
With the help of devices that weigh less than two-hundredths of an ounce, scientists got the first detailed records of the movements of newly hatched loggerhead turtles.






'Tree of the Year' shortlist issued

BBC Science - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 04:29
The 10 trees to make the final of England's "Tree of the Year" competition are announced.
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